Impact Wrestling “Sacrifice” Results 2/22/20

Impact Wrestling and OVW “Sacrifice” results from Louisville, Kentucky at a sold out Davis Arena on 2/22/20 and live on Impact Plus:

Pre-show on Twitch:

Josh Mathews and D-Lo Brown are the announcers.

Brown said Davis Arena is historic hallowed grounds where Jim Cornette, Danny Davis, Rip Rogers, and Al Snow trained and developed the stars of the future over the decades.

Mathews said next month he wants these pre-shows on all social media platforms as well as Twitch to make it easier for fans.

D’Mone Solavino vs. AJ Daniels

They said Daniels was supposed to be in the pre-show last night for “OutBreakbut he was on another OVW show instead and that OVW show was sold out as well.

Daniels got the pin after a 450 splash.

Mathews mockingly ran down the rules of The King of the Mountain match to stretch for time before the next match.

Max The Impaler vs. Cali Young

Max got the pin after a spear despite repeated interference from Young’s “campaign manager”. Young does an American patriotic gimmick where she’s supposed to be running for president.

Main show:

Rohit Raju vs. Corey Storm

Raju got the pin after a diving double stomp.

Impact Tag Team Champions The North (Josh Alexander and Ethan Page) vs. Dez and Wentz

The North used their double team finisher to pin Wentz after interference from Rohit Raju during a ref bump. Real good match with all sorts of action and innovative spots.

There was a backstage interview with Ace Austin and Jimmy Jacobs but you could hardly hear it. There were audio issues with a backstage skit between Willie Mack and Johnny Swinger.

Kiera Hogan vs. Ray Lyn

Hogan got the pin after after Face the Music.

Willie Mack vs. Jay Bradley

Mack got the pin after a couple of stunners and the six star frog splash in a surprisingly quick match.

Backstage promo with OVE hyping the next match and Jake Crist’s match against Daga later.

Mad Man Fulton and Dave Crist (with Jake Crist) vs. Acey Romero and Larry D.

The referee caught Dave Crist with brass knuckles before the bell rang and he made him get rid of it.

D. pinned Crist after a right hand followed up by the pounce from Romero. After the match, Jake Crist helped Fulton attack the winners and Daga made the save to lead into the next match.

Daga vs. Jake Crist

Daga got the pin but I wasn’t able to see how with the picture lag. The ring announcer did announce the win as a pinfall. They had a long time. Crist kicked out of a top rope DVD. Daga kicked out as Crist caught him with a cutter as he came flying off the top rope.

Moose did a backstage interview with Jacobs to hype his match with Rhino tonight.

Johnny Swinger vs. Joey Ryan

Swinger cut a promo before the match and said Ryan looks like a combination of Freddy Mercury and George “The Animal” Steel. He said he’s a serious wrestler and a technician. He was carrying a VHS tape because his gimmick is retro 1980s. It’s supposed to be of all his greatest matches. He said he would give the tape to Ryan if Ryan agreed to lay down and let him win.

Ryan agreed and stuffed the tape down his trunks. He laid down and let Swinger cover him but of course it was all a plan and he rolled Swinger up with an inside cradle for a near fall.

Ryan got the pin on Swinger after Sweet Tooth Music. The first time Ryan tried to use the lollipop he accidentally shoved it in the referee’s mouth. Swinger hit him in the head with the VHS tape while the referee was distracted.

Impact Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace vs. Havok

Grace got the win by referee stoppage with a sleeper.

Tessa Blanchard was interviewed by Jacobs backstage. She said no titles were on the line tonight but if Ace Austin beats her, she will give him a title shot. But she said if she wins, she would like to add X-Division Champion to her list.

“Wildcat” Chris Harris was shown in the crowd. The announcers said he will be part of the TNA reunion event in April.

Moose vs. Rhino

Rhino won by Disqualification after a low blow right in front of the referee. As Moose was leaving the ring, Rhino got on the mic and challenged him to a No DQ Match.

Rhino vs. Moose in a No DQ Match

Moose got the pin after a spear into a table set up in the corner. Rhino used a stapler gun to the crotch of Moose. Moose later used a hammer on the foot of Rhino.

Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard vs. X-Division Champion Ace Austin in a non-title match

Blanchard got the pin after a buzzsaw DDT on the top turnbuckle in a very good match.

They told a good story with Austin playing a smart opponent in having all of Blanchard’s key moves well-scouted to counter her. She went for the mini Magnum but he fought her off before she was finally able to hit it. She went for the buzzsaw DDT (after hitting the three suicide dives) but he turned it into a Northern Lights Suplex. She tried to go for it again and her rushed her into a corner. She came off the top rope with a Magnum but he caught her on the way down with a spin kick. She gave him a tilt a whirl DDT followed by a Canadian Destroyer but he kicked out.

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Impact Wrestling “OutBreak” Results 2/21/20

Impact Wrestling and OVW results of their “OutBreak” event live on Twitch from Lexington, Kentucky at the Ice Center on 2/21/20:

Corey Storm pinned Dimes after a diving double stomp in a pre-show match.

Ray Lyn pinned Cali Young in a pre-show match after dropping kicking Young into her male heel “campaign manager” who got on the ring and tried to interfere.

Josh Mathews and D-Lo Brown are the announcers.

Wentz vs. Maximus Khan

Khan pinned Wentz after a spear.

Joey Ryan vs. Dave Crist

Ryan pinned Crist after Sweet Tooth Music.

Willie Mack vs. Johnny Swinger

Mack got the pin after the stunner and frog splash.

Tony Gunn vs. Trey

Trey got the pin after a meteora.

Moose vs. Jay Bradley

Moose got the pin after the spear. Brown said it went almost 20 minutes. Crowd was behind Moose and into the match. Bradley kicked out of a superplex and Go To Hell. Moose kicked out of Bradley’s lariat finisher.

Tag Team Champions The North (Josh Alexander and Ethan Page) vs. Acey Romero and Larry D. in a nontitle match

The North got the pin on Romero after a double team slam off the ropes when it looked like he was about to splash Alexander before Page made the save. There were some good spots toward the end including Page running across the body of Romero to give D a cutter.

Rhino vs. Mad Man Fulton

Brown mentioned that Rhino was trained by Scott D’Amore. Mathews said Rhino could be in other companies making big money and taking it easy but he wanted to be in Impact working on all of these shows.

They said this will be under “old school rules” so weapons are allowed.

Rhino got the pin after the gore in a finish you usually see in Moose’s matches on these Twitch specials. The referee was bumped and Fulton gave Rhino a low blow. He then tried to hit Rhino with a chair but Rhino ducked and hit the gore.

They used chairs, a trash can and a kendo stick as weapons. Rhino hit Fulton with the trash can and Brown said the crowd was watching in “stunned silence” but they did chant for the gore. Fulton chokeslammed Rhino on the can for a near fall.

Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace vs. Havok vs. Kiera Hogan vs. Megan Bayne in a non-title match

Havok submitted Bayne to the Boston Crab set up by the choke bomb. Bayne and Havok were in there one on one for a lot of time in a typical 4-Way when Hogan and Grace were knocked to the outside until it was their time to come back in.

Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard and Daga vs. Ace Austin and Jake Crist

Blanchard pinned Crist after the Buzzsaw DDT.

Blanchard was greeted with a respectful applause. She was in early on against Crist and there was a chain wrestling exchange between the two. Seeing Blanchard in the ring against men so often, I really don’t consider it inter gender wrestling now because she works so well with people in the ring.

Daga was isolated in the heel corner after a cheap shot kick by Austin. They worked him over for a long time before he made the hot tag to Blanchard. The referee didn’t see the tag and he made her go back to her corner. The heels pulled Daga back to their corner to beat on him some more.

Daga finally made the legal tag and Blanchard cleaned house taking on both guys as Daga recovered. She gave Crist a mini Magnum and a tilt a whirl DDT to Austin.

This show was not good. Lots of boring and plodding action with really bad indie level comedy stuff. The crowd seemed bored overall but it looked like a decent size crowd for the venue. The main show started at 7pm EST and it ended at 9: 35 EST right against WWE Smackdown. The Twitch viewer numbers held steady with about 700 people average the entire show.

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Impact Wrestling TV Tapings 2/9/20: New Stable Debuts

Impact Wrestling taped their third and final night in a row in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sam’s Town on 2/9/20. These are partial results because my correspondent arrived late and joined the show in progress:

Keira Hogan beat Lacey Ryan.

Tag Team Champions The North beat TJP and Fallah Bahh.

Moose beat Chase Stevens. Suicide attacked Moose after. Suicide will be part of the TNA special return show during Wrestlemania Week.

Suicide beat Shera.

Reno Scum beat Dez and Wentz.

Rhino and Sabu beat Mad Man Fulton and Dave Crist.

Willie Mack and Ace Austin beat Johnny Swinger and Disco Inferno.

Joey Ryan, RVD, and Katie Forbes are now a stable called Cancel Culture. It was described as a rip-off of Right To Censor from the WWF in the early 2000s (which had Stevie Richards, Val Venis, Ivory and others). They trying to capitalize off of getting banned on Twitch briefly a few weeks ago for content that was considered too mature.

Joey Ryan and RVD beat The Deaners.

Josh Mathews brought out Ken Shamrock for an interview. The lights went out and Sami Callihan returned and attacked Shamrock and threw a fireball at him.

Taya Valkyrie and Michael Elgin beat Tessa Blanchard and Eddie Edwards.

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Impact Wrestling TV Tapings 2/8/20: Rebellion Main Event Announced

Impact Wrestling taped their second out of three nights of shows for AXS TV in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sam’s Town on 2/8/20.

The big news is the Rebellion pay-per-view main event will be Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard vs. Michael Elgin vs. Eddie Edwards. That show takes place on April 19 in NYC at Terminal 5.

Willie Mack beat Thornstowe of Reno Scum.

Trey beat Dave Crist.

Madison Rayne beat Mazzerati (a Future Stars Of Wrestling regular).

The Deaners beat Disco Inferno and Johnny Swinger.

Fallah Baah and TJP beat Tag Team Champions The North to in a non title match.

Moose beat Petey Williams.

Chris Bey beat Damien Drake (both are Future Stars Of Wrestling regulars. Bey also works the California indie scene a lot and is one to watch in 2020).

Impact Wrestling World Champion Tessa Blanchard beat Taya Valkyrie. So they’re giving that match on free TV.

Rhino beat Mad Man Fulton. Dave and Jake Crist attacked Rhino after and Sabu (with Super Genie) made the save.

Dez and Wentz beat The Desi Hit Squad.

Daga beat Jake Crist.

Jordynne Grace beat Lacey Ryan.

Michael Elgin vs. Eddie Edwards ended in either a draw or no-contest in a Best Of Five Series Match with a double pin finish. Scott D’Amore and a few referees came out to argue over the call. Tessa Blanchard said she will face both Elgin and Edwards at Rebellion.

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Impact Wrestling Mexico Results 1/18/20: Title Change

Impact Wrestling TV tapings results from Mexico City, Mexico 🇲🇽 on 1/18/20:

Trey, Dez, and Wentz beat Dinastia, Drastic Boy, and Iron Kid.

Mad Man Fulton pinned Daga.

Moose pinned Taurus. Rhino came in after the match and gave Moose a gore.

Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard came out and issued an open challenge. She beat Adam of Reno Scum. She was attacked by Ace Austin and Luster after the match. Tommy Dreamer made the save and challenged Austin to a match for later.

Suzie vs. Rosemary went to either a double count out or no contest when they brawled to the back.

TJP beat Hijo del Vikingo. Fans threw money in just like they did with Vikingo’s match last night.

Michael Elgin beat Eddie Edwards.

Rhino vs. Taurus went to a no contest when Moose interfered and went after both of them.

RVD beat Joey Ryan.

Desi Hit Squad beat Willie Mack and Johnny Swinger.

Pagano beat Luster of Reno Scum.

Jordynne Grace won the Knockouts Title from Taya Valkyrie.

Ace Austin beat Tommy Dreamer in a Street Fight.

Dr. Wagner Jr. and Daga beat OVE.

Impact will return to Mexico in April.

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Impact Wrestling Mexico TV Taping Results 1/17/20

Impact Wrestling TV Tapings from Mexico City, Mexico on 1/17/20. Some of this will already air on Tuesday’s show on AXS TV:

Keyra beat Lady Maravilla.

New Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard came out for a promo in the ring. Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie (accompanied by John E. Bravo) then came out. Valkyrie considers herself #1 con. to Blanchard and wants a title shot. They got into a brawl.

TJP beat Johnny Swinger.

Fallah Bahh beat Ethan Page.

Taurus won a 3-Way Match over Moose and Rhino.

Willie Mack beat Rohit Raju.

Jessicka Havok beat Rosemary after a distraction from James Mitchell.

Joey Ryan pinned Maximo after the dick flip and superkick.

Taya Valkyrie and Ace Austin beat Tessa Blanchard and Trey.

Hijo del Vikingo beat Josh Alexander.

Jordynne Grace beat Keira Hogan and Madison Rayne.

Wentz and Dez beat Pagano and Murder Clown.

Michael Elgin beat Eddie Edwards.

Dr. Wagner Jr. and Daga beat Reno Scum. Wagner and Daga were attacked by OVE after the match.

Impact tapes in Mexico City again tonight (1/18).

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Impact Wrestling Mexico Note 1/17/20: Tessa Blanchard Wrestles

The Impact Wrestling TV tapings in Mexico City, Mexico just wrapped up a few minutes ago.

New Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard came out during the show and cut a promo. Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie and John E. Bravo came out to interrupt. Valkyrie wants a title shot. They brawled.

Taya Valkyrie and Ace Austin beat Tessa Blanchard and Trey at the tapings.

They tape in Mexico again tomorrow night.

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Impact Wrestling “Arlington Brawl” Results 1/11/20

Impact Wrestling’s The Arlington Brawl from from Arlington, Texas at Texas Live on 1/11/20 on Twitch:

Although it was Impact Wrestling broadcasting the show, the card featured matches of Texas indie talent such as Alex Gracia, Luigi Primo, Andy Dalton, Jaxson Stone, etc. It’s a casual atmosphere with Impact stars taking pics and autographs with fans between matches.

Josh Mathews is play by play and he said The Rascalz will take turns joining him on color commentary. Wentz is up first.

Muerto Inferno and Tristen the Warrior beat Aaron Sykes and Helio Garcia when Inferno pinned Sykes after a frog splash.

Richie Garcia pinned David Kidd with a cradle and holding on to the tights. Dez joined Mathews on commentary.

“Adorable” Anthony Andrews pinned River City Wrestling International Champion Luigi Primo to win the title after a pump handle powerslam when his valet named Paige distract the referee just as Primo was about to win. Trey did color.

The Tommy Becker pinned Jaxon Stone after a Sliced Bread #2. Joey Ryan was on color for this one and he was very humble and insightful. He said he knew a lot of the talent on the show because he’s blessed to have worked with a lot of people while doing indies. He said Highspots produces his “Penis Party” events for Wrestlemania Week. They’re doing another this year. He said they do involve him in the booking of it. He slipped up and said Impact will be running during WM too. Mathews laughed and said they haven’t officially announced it yet.

Low Rider beat Juventus Aerea by knee Bear submission. Jake Crist was on color.

Rodney Mack pinned Branden Vice after a forearm shot out of the corner and using his feet on the ropes. D-Lo Brown did color.

Mathews did an in-ring interview with Ethan Page. They said Josh Alexander wasn’t there. It seemed like a segment just to stretch for time. They both rushed back to the announcers desk to do commentary for the next match.

Page said he’s having his own show too during WM Week. It’s called “Ethan Page’s Body Guy Extravaganza”. That takes place at 3pm EST in Tampa, Florida on 4/3/20. He said it’s the lead in for “TNA at 8pm”. Mathews corrected him that it’s actually Impact Wrestling and they didn’t announce it yet. Page started laughing and said he just did a whole interview about the show and hoped it can be corrected.

Alex Gracia and AQA beat Hyan and Miranda Alize when AQA pinned Hyan after a running shooting star press. Mathews said Impact was impressed with all four of the women from Booker T.’s Reality of Wrestling so they invited them to be on this show. He said they also have appeared in RISE Wrestling out of Illinois and mentioned that RISE is an Impact partner.

Matthew Palmer pinned Andy Dalton after a double unhook piledriver in the main event.

The main portion of the show ended with Mathews doing an in-ring interview with Impact World Champion Sami Callihan. Callihan told the crowd that pro wrestling is supposed to be fun and everyone loves it but people are so hypersensitive. He said he’s sick of it and told the fans that they need to stop cutting each other down online and have fun. He vowed to keep the title and said everyone in Impact including management can kiss his ass.

The Twitch broadcast continued with Mathews doing ringside interviews with Michael Elgin, Rhino, and others. This event was part of a fan fest.

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Tessa Blanchard Is NOT In Raunchy Audio Clip

Jim Cornette and Brian Last aired an audio clip on the recent “Jim Cornette’s Drive Thru” podcast claiming to be current Impact World Champion Tessa Blanchard defecating on a toilet and talking dirty for someone. Brad Shepard also posted the NSFW 18+ (or 21+ depending on region) clip on his Twitter page.

The person on the audio is NOT Blanchard. It is adult entertainment fetish personality Berlin whose voice at times does sound similar to Blanchard’s.

I would HIGHLY suggest not viewing any of Berlin’s adult video content unless you have an incredibly strong stomach and an open mind. This was by far the worst “story” I’ve ever worked on 🤦‍♀️

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Impact Wrestling “Hard To Kill” Results 1/12/20

Impact Wrestling results of their “Hard To Kill” pay-per-view from Dallas, Texas, USA 🇺🇸 at The Bomb Factory and live on FITE on 1/12/20:

A few notes from the always lovely Mr. Mike Johnson over at PW Insider before the live ppv start. He is at the show.

1. Rich Swann was legit injured on the Impact Plus show on Friday night during the 8-man tag elimination main event.

2. The Desi Hit Squad won a 4-Way Tag Team Match over The Rascalz… TJP and Daga… Reno Scum. This was taped for AXS TV and should air on Tuesday.

3. Joey Ryan pinned Jonny Swinger after Sweet Tooth Music. This was also taped for AXS.

FITE ppv broadcast

They opened with a video package to hype Impact World Champion Sami Callihan vs. Tessa Blanchard including comments from Blanchard’s parents Magnum TA (step father) and her mom.

Josh Mathews and Don Callis are the announcers.

Ken Shamrock vs. Mad Man Fulton (with Dave Crist and Jake Crist)

Shamrock won by Kimura Lock submission. Fulton tapped out by nodding his head on the mat because his arms were trapped.

This was slow and plodding. They tried to work an MMA style “big man” match. Shamrock locked in the hold a minute or so earlier. The referee broke it up and backed Fulton in a corner to check on him and asked if he wanted to quit. The announcers unconvincingly sold it like Fulton might have a broken shoulder. Fulton told the referee that he can continue.

They went to the outside to brawl for a couple of minutes after a few minutes starting off in the ring. The Crist Brothers tried to interfere but Shamrock took them out and then the referee ejected them from ringside.

Mathews and Callis ran down the card for the rest of the night. They showed a graphic for the main event and showed footage of Blanchard and then OVE arriving to the building. There was no crowd reaction.

Blanchard got tons of heat yesterday from Allysin Kay, Chelsea Green, Priscilla Kelly, and Shanna on Twitter over bad behavior against La Rosa Negra in the STARDOM locker room back in 2017. Kay said Blanchard used the n-word and spit at Negra.

Negra responded and said Kay’s story was true.

Blanchard responded saying it was not true and told everyone that she wouldn’t say anything more on the subject. She didn’t speak to reporters at the Impact media day event yesterday.

I don’t believe that Blanchard is racist but I can see her acting that way out of anger because there have been too many horror stories about her. A pro wrestling locker room is like a prison movie where it can be a tense and uncomfortable place with people trying to show “dominance”. There is a lot of pettiness with people trying to start stupid stuff then things get heated and confrontational.

In typical Impact Wrestling fashion, there was no statement by Ross Forman (Impact PR director), Scott D’Amore, Don Callis, or Ed Nordholm about Blanchard. Like with New Japan getting taken off AXS TV, and D’Amore trying to avoid deposition in the Jeff Jarrett lawsuit against the company, chances are Impact and Anthem are staying silent hoping the story goes away.

The whole situation makes Impact look like a white trash indie company operated by a group of inept people.

X-Division Champion Ace Austin vs. Trey

Trey’s mom is at ringside.

Austin got the pin after The Fold.

After the match, Trey talked to his mom then walked to the back as Austin celebrated in the ring. Austin then tried to get Trey’s mom to kiss him. Trey ran back down and attacked him. Reno Scum and referees came down to break them up. The announcers said it looked like their feud isn’t over.

ODB did an interview backstage with Gabby Loren. She thanked the fans for helping her raise money for a new food truck and said she will be back in business this year. She said she will become 5-time Knockouts Champion tonight.

Impact Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie (with John E. Bravo) vs. Jordynne Grace vs. ODB

They seem to really be rushing all of the ring introductions.

Valkyrie got the win by stealing the pin on ODB. Grace was about to pin ODB after the Grace Driver but Bravo got on the ring to distract the referee. Valkyrie went over to cover ODB and the referee turned around to count which allowed Bravo to trip up Grace and pull her out of the ring to stop her from breaking up the pin.

Valkyrie worked most of the match in a typical 3-Way set up with ODB being dumped out of the ring to leave things one on one.

Gabby Loren tried to interview RVD and Katie Forbes who were making out by her. Forbes took the mic from her and said she would do the interview instead. RVD did a positive promo. He said all the fans wanted pics and autographs. Daga walked by and RVD mistook him for a fan.

RVD (with Katie Forbes) vs. Brian Cage

This looked like an injury angle or a way of writing Cage out. He came out with a t-shirt on that looked like a Tessa Blanchard shirt. He and Blanchard are good friends. They had an indie classic match at WrestleCircus a couple years ago.

Cage was shaking hands with fans at ringside. An attractive blonde woman grabbed him and held him which allowed RVD to jump him from behind. The announcers said the woman is the girlfriend of Katie Forbes (they are in a polyamorous relationship).

Forbes threw in the chair and RVD hit the Van Daminator on Cage. Cage’s mouth was all bloody. Forbes then got in the ring and held the chair in front of Cage’s face for RVD to hit the Van Terminator. The announcers said the referee was very relaxed with the rules.

The referee called for help from the back to take Cage out of the ring. I guess this was a no-contest. Daga ran out to check on Cage and RVD started kicking at him to set up an impromptu match.

RVD vs. Daga

RVD got the pin after the 5-star frog splash after Forbes grabbed Daga’s leg to let RVD kick him. It was a relatively short match. After the match, Forbes brought in her girlfriend to dance and celebrate in the ring with them.

Backstage, Loren tried to interview Sami Callihan by the OVE locker room but Jake Crist answered the door instead. You could hear Callihan yelling at someone in the background. Crist yelled at Loren for disturbing them but assured her that everything was fine even though it didn’t sound like it.

Michael Elgin vs. Eddie Edwards for EdwardsCall Your Spot Trophy

Edwards got the pin after reversing an Elgin Bomb attempt into a sunset flip.

Best match on the show so far with lots of hard hitting and high impact moves including Elgin giving him a German Suplex off the top rope. It’s just hard to take Edwards seriously with the Tommy Dreamer gimmick.

Rhino yelled into the camera backstage and said it will be a No DQ Match next. He said he will rip Moose in half.

Moose vs. Rhino in a No DQ Match

Moose got the win in a style of match you always see with Moose on the free Twitch live shows. He pulled the first referee in front of him as Rhino gored him through a table set up in the corner of the ring. Then he gave Rhino a low blow and the spear for the pin with a second referee coming in to count.

Moose was dressed up like Macho Man. He took a few good bumps in the match. Rhino gave him a back drop on the ramp, a powerbomb into a table a ringside, and a superplex into a pile of chairs in the ring.

They showed Tessa Blanchard looking stoic backstage then she started doing warmups.

The announcers noted that Rich Swann did get injured on the Impact Plus show on Friday night. They showed Swann on crutches backstage begging Willie Mack and the doctor to let him be at ringside at least for the Tag Team Titles Match. They both refused and didn’t want him to get hurt worse.

Impact Tag Team Champions The North (Ethan Page and Josh Alexander) vs. Willie Mack in a handicap match

Alexander pinned Mack after their double team finisher.

Mack was impressive as always and they made the whole thing like it was an incredible hard fought loss for him. He gave Alexander a super Canadian Destroyer off Page’s shoulders then did a dive to the outside on Page. He followed up with a big 6-star splash on Alexander but Page pulled the referee out of the ring hoping to save the titles by Disqualification. The referee refused.

They announced the next ppv is in April in NYC at Terminal 5 but they didn’t give the date yet.

Impact Wrestling World Champion Sami Callihan vs. Tessa Blanchard

Blanchard won the title after a couple Canadian Destroyers and the Buzzsaw DDT for the pin. This was a solid good match that went about 23 minutes. The show ended at 10:53pm EST, so if she made a victory speech in the ring, the home viewers did not get to see it.

They started off hot with Callihan giving her a big kick and the Cactus Piledriver. It looked like he was going to try for a piledriver off the top rope but she started biting him off and hit The Magnum.

Blanchard did her three suicide dives to the outside. Callihan caught her on the third one but she gave him a head scissors and followed up with a big flip dive off the top rope to the outside.

Callihan recovered and threw a beer at her then rammed her knee first into the guardrail. From there he worked over her leg with old school heel holds and tactics.

Blanchard tried to do a dive off the apron but he caught her and power bombed her into a table.

They fought on the apron and Blanchard managed to give him a Magnum.

At one point in looked like it could have been a double count out but they both made it back in.

Blanchard hit a mini Magnum back in the ring.

Callihan hits a shoulder breaker, a powerbomb, and another piledriver but Blanchard kicked out. He then tried to submit her with a stretch muffler and STF but she got her foot on the ropes.

Callihan brought in the title to use as a weapon but the referee stopped him. When the ref’s back was turned he brought out brass knuckles to use but Blanchard kicked him in the crotch and hit another Magnum.

The feminist and white knight pro wrestling sites (and there are many of them) would have complained about Blanchard winning with a man’s help if there was a run in so she went over clean. Now they’ll keep complaining that she’s racist and a bully, yet Impact still put the title on her as planned.

Update at 11:20pm EST: Brian Cage has signed with AEW according to SoCal Uncensored. That explains his match with RVD.

And an update from Mike Johnson at PW Insider. Blanchard’s family went in the ring with her when the ppv went off the air. She got on the mic and admitted to making mistakes. Daga and the Impact staff came out to hug and congratulate her and they put her up on their shoulders.

Johnson also noted Cage has a bicep injury.

Taya Valkyrie is doing an angle in post show comments and social media saying she’s #1 con. and wants to face Blanchard in a Champion vs. Champion match.

A fan was kind enough to send over cellphone footage of Blanchard’s post match comments. It doesn’t seem like she is taking all the heat seriously. Her promo came off defiant and arrogant without much apology.

Update at 12:30am EST on 1/13: Melissa Santos, who is the wife of Brian Cage, tweeted that Cage has not signed with AEW.

This ppv and the fallout of it has been a total mess.

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