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Tonight's episode is the go-home show before Victory Road, live this Saturday on Impact Plus!
TONIGHT at 8/7c on @AXSTV????/@fightnet????/Twitch!— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 29, 2020
The Rascalz vs. The Good Brothers @TenilleDashwood vs. @JordynneGrace @The_Ace_Austin and @FultonWorld vs. The North @WeAreRosemary and @TheTayaValkyrie vs. @FearHavok and @nevaehOi4k @swinger_johnny vs. @FALLAH1 pic.twitter.com/raaI6TN3KU
Josh Mathews and Madison Rayne welcome fans to Impact Wrestling! We kick things off with a Knockouts tag team match!
Taya Valkyrie & Rosemary vs. Havok & Nevaeh
Havok and Rosemary charge towards each other as the match begins. Taya Valkyrie and Nevaeh push the two to their respective corners. Nevaeh and Valkyrie clash in the ring first. Both women showcase their tumble strengths before Valkyrie and Nevaeh tag in their partners. Rosemary jumps on top of Havok and lays down a series of closed fist punches. Havok gets up but is sent face-first into the top turnbuckle. Rosemary tags Valkyrie back in. Valkyrie smashes Havok with a basement dropkick, but she only gets a 2 count pin from Havok. Havok damages Valkyrie with a strong forearm shot. Nevaeh is back in. Her and Havok send Valkyrie back-first into the turnbuckle.
Nevaeh maintains control with a facelock. Valkyrie finds her way out it with two midsection shots. Nevaeh drags Valkyrie back to her corner to tag in Havok. Nevaeh sends Valkyrie flying with a hard clothesline. Havok hooks the leg on Valkyrie but gets a near-fall. Valkyrie tries to fight free from Havok's corner to get a tag into Rosemary. Rosemary sends Nevaeh high with an exploder suplex. Rosemary locks in her Upside-Down on Havok in the corner. Havok catches her breath while Rosemary climbs to the top rope. Rosemary connects a crossbody. Nevaeh and Valkyrie step into the ring. Valkyrie smashes Nevaeh with a knee before sending her out with her Road to Valhalla. Valkyrie goes for her final pinfall and gains the victory!
Winners: Taya Valkyrie & Rosemary
Post-Match: Valkyrie and Rosemary climb to the opposite end of the ring to celebrate their win. Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz run out and attack the winners. Havok and Nevaeh step in to send Hogan and Steelz away.
Backstage: The Good Brothers are telling some guys in the back some funny stories about their karaoke days. Motor City Machine Guns want to join in on the fun! Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin can't help but make a mockery of their "legacy." They say if they could actually focus more on their in-ring stuff and not their fun outside of it, maybe, just maybe, they could be champions like they are.
"If you guys wrestled half as good as you told stories, one day you might be champions too."— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 30, 2020
There's no love lost between The Good Brothers and The Motor City Machine Guns. #IMPACTonAXSTV @MachineGunKA @The_BigLG @fakekinkade @SuperChrisSabin pic.twitter.com/TqJYc8n5yd
We see the newest Bound For Glory advertisement before the second match of the night takes place.
Backstage: Gia Miller speaks to the Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo and Kimber Lee. Miller wants to know how she feels about Kylie Rae's challenge towards her title at Bound For Glory. She says she is not worried at all. She's going to go in there and snap her arm. Miller informs her that before her big BFG match she will be putting her title on the line against Susie at Victory Road on Saturday. Purrazzo is very upset to hear this unexpected announcement.
.@DeonnaPurrazzo may plan to snap @IamKylieRae's arm at Bound For Glory but she has a title defense against @realsuyung THIS SATURDAY at Victory Road first! #IMPACTonAXSTV @Kimber_Lee90 pic.twitter.com/Lr0AJzX25C— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 30, 2020
Mathews and Rayne run through tonight's card.
After, we head back to the ring for a Knockouts rematch between Tenille Dashwood and Jordynne Grace. Last week, Dashwood gained the victory with her Spotlight Kick on Grace.
Tenille Dashwood (w/ Kaleb With A "K") vs. Jordynne Grace
Jordynne Grace tightly hugs Tenille Dashwood with a waistlock. After unlocking the hold, Grace goes for a standing senton, but she doesn't get the pin on Dashwood. Grace slaps Dashwood with a powerful chop. Dashwood rolls over to the apron to recoup. Grace comes up from behind and snaps down with a neckbreaker by Dashwood. Their match will continue right after the commercial break!
We come back from the break to see Dashwood stomping on Grace in the corner. Dashwood keeps the hurt on Grace by pulling her hair. The referee comes over to give Dashwood a warning. Kaleb takes his phone out to take pictures of Dashwood in action. Grace comes up empty after charging towards Dashwood in the opposite corner. Dashwood rolls Grace up in a schoolgirl. Grace gets her shoulders up at the 2 count. Dashwood rolls Grace again with a snapmare/pin combination. Grace counters out and crashes into Dashwood with a running double knee attack on top of Dashwood's back. Grace follows that brutal move with a savage forearm.
Grace drives her shoulder into Dashwood's. Dashwood moves out of the corner in time before Grace plummets her. Dashwood connects a low crossbody with a pin right after. Grace does not let that stop her. Dashwood rolls Grace up. Grace counters with a full-body sleeper hold. Dashwood taps and Grace picks up the win!
Winner: Jordynne Grace
Backstage: Moose is still on the hunt for EC3. A backstage employee informs him to look in one room. He bursts in and attacks an innocent co-worker. EC3 pops up on the screen and says that next week he is inviting Moose to attend the funeral of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
Speaking of Young, his opponent at Bound For Glory, Rich Swann, gives us an inside look at his "Road To Recovery."
Following that, we see the Impact Plus Moment of the Week. It's Madison Rayne vs. Gail Kim for the TNA Knockouts Championship from Victory Road (2012).
Outside: Rhino and Heath celebrate Heath's newest ad! They both heard that Impact Management wants to talk to Heath about his future with the company. Reno Scum jumps Rhino and Heath to help Hernandez get his money back.
We see another Bound For Glory advertisement before we head back to the Impact Zone for the third match of the evening.
But before we head back to the ring, we see Rhino run in and inform Scott D'Amore about him and Heath's attack. D'Amore says he doesn't have time to do paperwork but he'll give him and Heath a match against Reno Scum in an unsanctioned match at Victory Road. Rhino is happy with that!
.@ScottDAmore will allow @HEATHXXII to team with @Rhyno313 to face @Thornstowe_Scum and @legendbaby81 in an unsanctioned match THIS SATURDAY at Victory Road! #IMPACTonAXSTV #Heath4IMPACT pic.twitter.com/XtRObqZv83— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 30, 2020
We head back to the ring for some tag team action!
Rascalz (Wentz & Dez) vs. The Good Brothers
Karl Anderson and Dez start the matchup. Anderson strikes Dez off his feet with a set of kicks and forearm hits. Dez gets up and lands a step-up enziguri. Dez tags in Wentz. Anderson corners Wentz and tags in Doc Gallows. Gallows catches Wentz with a strong uppercut. Gallows rubs his forearm on Wentz's face before tagging Anderson back in. Wentz grabs a tag to Dez.
Dez and Anderson exchange blows before Gallows comes back in. Gallows sends Dez inside out with a powerful clothesline. Gallows makes a quick tag back to Anderson. Anderson sends Dez down with a front face lock. Dez rolls out of the hold. Anderson grabs another tag from Gallows. Dez eats a couple of elbow shots from Gallows. Gallows locks in a sleeper hold. Dez starts to look like he's fading. He gains consciousness with a couple of shots to break out and tag in Wentz.
Wentz and Anderson go back and forth. Wentz kicks Anderson right in the face then gets Dez back in. Dez flies out of the ring with a tope suicida on Gallows. Gallows grabs him mid-air and sends him into Wentz. The Good Brothers put the match away with the Magic Killer on Dez. The Good Brothers win the match via pinfall.
Winner: The Good Brothers
Post-Match: Karl Anderson wants MCMG to know the reason why he and Doc Gallows came to Impact. One, it's for money, and two, it's because they want to become the new Impact World Tag Team Champions. They challenge MCMG to a match at Bound For Glory.
Backstage: Tenille Dashwood is hurt from her match earlier with Jordynne Grace. She wants Kaleb to fix it. They run into Grace. Kaleb issues a challenge on Dashwood's behalf for Victory Road. Grace accepts their challenge!
Back in the ring, we see the Wrestle House crew standing around the ring for our next match!
Johnny Swinger vs Fallah Bahh (Winner Will Become John E Bravo's Best Man)
Johnny Swinger tries to get things going in the beginning, but Fallah Bahh surprised Swinger with a heavy leg drop. Bahh goes for a cover. Swinger kicks out at 2. Swinger steals the win, or so we thought...
John E Bravo wants the referee to restart the match since Swinger cheated for the win. Bahh charges towards Swinger. Bahh flattens Swinger and now becomes the best man!
Winner: Fallah Bahh
Backstage: Gia Miller wants to know about Rohit Raju's quick championship match last week. He says for him to remain the X-Division Champion, he has to stay on top. He issues an open X-Division Challenge this Saturday for Victory Road. TJP would like to put his name in the hat. Raju says that it can't be anyone he's faced before: TJP, Chris Bey, or Trey. TJP is displeased.
Johnny Swinger approaches John E Bravo about being his best man. Bravo says he didn't care who won, but the referee didn't do his job, and that's why he called for a rematch. Fallah Bahh taunts Swinger that he isn't the best man.
Next, Eddie Edwards makes his way down to the ring. Last week, before the show ended, we saw him get attacked by some unknown assailant. He believes it's Eric Young, so he calls him out. Young doesn't come out; instead, it's Sami Callihan who does.
Callihan pulls up a chair and sits down. He says he had nothing to do with his attack. He's out there to show Edwards who it was. The lights go off and behind Edwards is Ken Shamrock. Shamrock rocks Edwards with a few punches. He tells Edwards to get out of his way before he puts him in an ankle lock. Callihan taunts Edwards on the outside. It looks like Shamrock and Callihan have formed some sort of alliance.
After, Eric Young sends a chilling message to Edwards before their World Championship match this Saturday. He says that he's going to enjoy taking down everyone's hero. He also sends a message to Rich Swann. He says neither man will become champion. It's him, and him only, that will keep the gold.
In the Locker Room: Susie is staring at herself in the mirror. Kylie Rae steps in. She is so excited about Susie's opportunity at the Knockouts Championship. Susie asks her if she'll be mad if she takes the belt off of Deonna Purrazzo. Rae says of course not. She brings her a gift before her big match: a new pair of kick pads. Rae tells Susie this is her time.
Rayne and Mathews run through the lineup for Victory Road as well as next week's card. For next week, it'll be:
- Knockouts tag team action between Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz and Taya Valkyrie & Rosemary
- The Impact Tag Team Champions MCMG will take on Ace Austin & Madman Fulton
And now, our main event!
The North vs. Ace Austin & Madman Fulton
Madman Fulton and Ethan Page kick things off. Both men lockup. Fulton throws Page down. Page tells Fulton to back off. Page jumps up on Fulton's back. Fulton backs Page into the turnbuckle. He continues his brutal offense by throwing Page into another set of turnbuckles. Josh Alexander butts in. Fulton throws him into the ring. The North finds a strategy to keep Fulton down. Their approach does not work for long. Fulton tags in Ace Austin. Austin flies off the ropes with a slingshot/leg drop. Austin goes for a cover on Alexander but only gets a near-fall.
Fulton reaches over for a tag. He makes his way back in the ring. Fulton sends Alexander off his feet with a horrendous chop, then he takes Alexander's head and drives it into the turnbuckle. Austin makes his way in as the legal man. Page catches Austin on the apron. The North come together with a combination move. Page smashes Austin in the face with a powerful forearm. Alexander is back in. Alexander stomps on top of Austin's ankle. Austin screams out in pain. Alexander drags Austin over to his corner to tag Page. Page puts Austin in a strong side headlock. Austin finds his way out of it with a few back elbow strikes. Austin catches Page with dropkick.
Both men make the tag to their partners. Alexander manhandles Fulton with a German suplex. Alexander keeps the momentum going with a rolling elbow to the side of Fulton's face. Page and Austin are back in. Austin lands a tilt-a-whirl, followed by a leg drop off the top. Alexander runs in to break the pin for Page. Austin stands on top of Fulton's shoulders and comes down on Alexander with a stomp. Fulton grabs Page up by his neck. Alexander breaks up Fulton's strong grip. The North sends Fulton out of the ring with a clothesline. Fulton rises up to the apron in a horrific way. The North sends Austin out cold with their Northern Assault. The North win this hard-fought battle.
Winners: The North
Post-Match: The Good Brothers' music hits and they come down to stand face-to-face with The North. As the team's staredown at each other, Ace Austin and Madman Fulton attack both teams. Motor City Machine Guns run down. All four teams spill their fight both in and out of the ring. The show concludes right after.
That concludes tonight's show. Thanks for watching!
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