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TONIGHT at 8/7c on @AXSTV????/@fightnet????/Twitch??!@FultonWorld vs. @The_BigLG— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) October 13, 2020
Will @GottaGetSwann be cleared for #BFG2020?
Tasha and @HoganKnowsBest3 vs. @FearHavok and @nevaehOi4k vs. @WeAreRosemary and @TheTayaValkyrie
@Kimber_Lee90 vs. @IamKylieRae pic.twitter.com/SBWGeGI9qs
We begin the show with Moose confronting Scott D'Amore about what EC3 did to his TNA Heavyweight Championship last week. EC3 pops up on the screen, showing that he still has the title. Moose says he has an idea where he might be and exits off the screen.
Josh Mathews and Madison Rayne officially welcome us to Impact! We kick things off with a three-way Knockouts tag team match!
Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz talk a little smack to the other teams right after the bell rings. Nevaeh and Rosemary are distracted at first, but they start their match fast with a standing switch. Rosemary smashes Nevaeh face-first into the top turnbuckle before tagging Taya Valkyrie in. Valkyrie lands a hard elbow before rolling Nevaeh up with a Northern Suplex. Nevaeh gets her shoulders up at 2. Nevaeh heads over to her corner to grab a tag from Havok. Havok and Nevaeh come together with a double clothesline. Valkyrie slaps and chops her out from Havok's control. Havok and Valkyrie take their brawl over to Hogan and Steelz's corner. Hogan comes in with a 360 low dropkick. Hogan does not get the pin on Valkyrie. Valkyrie finds her defense with a strong suplex on Hogan before bringing Rosemary back in.
Rosemary sends Hogan over with an exploder suplex. Nevaeh comes in to take Rosemary's place. Nevaeh sends Hogan down with a suplex of her own. Steelz is in for her partner Hogan. She connects a neck breaker for only a 2 count. Nevaeh reverses Steelz into the corner with some stunning offense. Havok is back in for Nevaeh. Havok lands a thunderous roadhouse kick followed by a knee to Steelz's face. Rosemary takes over for Havok. Rosemary grabs Steelz in the air. All three teams spill their fight in and around the ring. Valkyrie sends Nevaeh out with a dropkick. She climbs to the top and flies on top of all the other teams. Rosemary surprises Steelz with a devastating spear followed by her As Above, So Below finisher. Rosemary gains the third win for her and Valkyrie!
Winners: Rosemary & Taya Valkyrie
Mathews and Rayne run through tonight's card as well as the newly added matches to Bound For Glory.
Backstage: John E Bravo is freaking out about how much his wedding is going to cost. Fallah Bahh informs the group that he didn't get any money. We all know that isn't true! Crazzy Steve just doesn't believe Bahh; Bahh challenges Crazzy Steve to a match later on tonight.
Backstage: Rosemary teleports over to talk to Havok. She wants Havok to help bring back Father James Mitchell so he can officiate her wedding. Havok has a deal: next week, if Rosemary beats her, she'll help her bring Mitchell back. If Havok wins, Mitchell stays gone still. Rosemary agrees to this challenge.
Fallah Bahh and Crazzy Steve take their fight to the ring next!
Fallah Bahh vs. Crazzy Steve
Crazzy Steve wants the referee to check if Fallah Bahh has the wad of cash on him; he does not. Steve rips his shirt off and mocks Johnny Swinger. He wants Bahh to take his shirt off so he can see for himself if he has the money on him. Bahh charges towards Steve with a crossbody. Steve locks Bahh in an Upside Down off the ropes. Bahh catches Steve off the second rope. Steve rips Bahh's shirt to reveal that he did have the wad of cash tucked in his shirt. Bahh is shocked. Steve rolls Bahh up for the win.
Winner: Crazzy Steve
Backstage: Rhino tells Heath that he pulled some strings with Impact Management and got him in for the "Call Your Shot" gauntlet match at BFG! But, there's a catch. If they don't pull off a win, Heath nor Rhino have a job with Impact anymore. Scott D'Amore catches Rhino. He informs him that they had a deal. He wants to make sure Rhino wants to put his contract on the line. Rhino says he does. They both will be in a match tonight.
The stakes are insanely high at #BFG2020 - if either @HEATHXXII or @Rhyno313 win the Call Your Shot Gauntlet, Heath gets his IMPACT contract.— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) October 14, 2020
But if they lose, BOTH OF THEM are gone from IMPACT. #IMPACTonAXSTV @ScottDAmore pic.twitter.com/stvkSktsTo
Kaleb (with a "K") makes an announcement to remind Impact fans how important Tenille Dashwood is before she heads down to the ring. A 10-person tag begins right after.
Tenille Dashwood, Tommy Dreamer, Brian Myers, Cody Deaner & Johnny Swinger vs. Hernandez, Cousin Jake, Alisha Edwards, Rhino & Heath
Johnny Swinger and Heath kick things off. Swinger does his arm stretches and dances around Heath. Swinger decides he doesn't want to fight, so he tags Tenille Dashwood in. Heath tags in Alisha Edwards. Dashwood rolls Alisha through with a snapmare then turns into a side headlock. Alisha catches Dashwood's boot and sends slams her face-first into the mat. Alisha misses a senton opportunity. Dashwood tags in Cody Deaner. Alisha tags in Hernandez.
Hernandez doesn't want to be in, so he tags in Rhino. Cody starts to chant "ECW, ECW" across the ring. Cody is proud to put Rhino in a side headlock. Rhino crushes his changes, then he tags in Cousin Jake. The Deaners stand across from each other. Cody refuses to face his friend. He decides to tag in Tommy Dreamer. Cousin Jake sends Dreamer down with a shoulder tackle. Dreamer gets up. Dreamer runs the ropes. Hernandez, who's standing on the apron, kicks Dreamer in the back before climbing in the ring. Hernandez puts Dreamer in a suffocating bear hug. Dreamer bites her way out of the hold.
Heath and Brian Myers make their way in the ring. Heath is on fire. He catches Myers with a hard boot. Myers finds his offense with a powerslam. Johnny Swinger is tagged in. Heath sends Swinger out with his Wake Up Call finisher. Heath wins the match for this team!
Winners: Heath, Hernandez, Cousin Jake, Alisha Edwards & Rhino
All five of these challengers will face each other next week to determine who will be No. 20 in the "Call Your Shot" Gauntlet.
Backstage: Jimmy Jacobs wants to grab a quick word from Eric Young about his attack on Rich Swann last week. It is still up in the air as to whether Swann will be cleared in time for BFG. Young wants to know what Jacobs thinks: will Swann return in time? Jacobs thinks so. Young says there's not a chance. He is upset that Jacobs is rooting for Swann to make a comeback.
We head back to the ring for some more Knockouts action!
Kimber Lee (w/ Deonna Purrazzo) vs. Kylie Rae
Kimber Lee grabs Kylie Rae by her hair as the match starts. Rae rolls through with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors, sending Lee into the corner. Lee rolls out of the ring. Deonna Purrazzo warns Rae to watch herself while Rae rolls back in the ring. Rae connects a hurricanrana and a spinning kick - only to get a near-fall at 2. Lee smashes Rae's chest with a chop. Rae elbows Lee off her on the apron. Lee catches Rae before she can land her hurricanrana and sends her back-first onto the apron. Both women make their way back in the ring. Lee keeps her offense strong with another set of chops in the corner. Rae finds her offense with a forearm shot, followed by a deep arm drag.
Lee trips Rae towards the middle turnbuckle. Lee sends Rae off her feet with a delayed vertical suplex but doesn't gain a pinfall. Lee looks to damage Rae's ankle with a deep single leg crab. Rae reverses it into a cross arm breaker. Lee transitions their back and forth submission holds. Rae rolls Lee through with her Kylie Special, but it doesn't do the trick. Lee kicks out at 2. Rae set herself up for a sit-down powerbomb. Lee goes for a cover, Rae kicks out. Rae smashes Lee with a short-arm clothesline. Purrazzo climbs up on the apron to distract. Lee rolls Rae. Rae kicks out. Rae locks in her STF. Lee taps. Rae wins but doesn't let go of Lee.
Winner: Kylie Rae
Post-Match: Deonna Purrazzo and Kylie Rae square off in the ring.
Up next, Impact's biggest goliaths face off!
Before their match kicks off, the Good Brothers take a moment to applaud all their successes as a tag team. They believe they have all the traits to be a good tag team, but there's one thing missing: the Impact World Tag Team Championships. They inform the fans and everyone in the back, they will walk out of BFG as the new champions. Madman Fulton's music hits, and he heads down to the ring.
Doc Gallows (w/ Karl Anderson) vs. Madman Fulton (w/ Ace Austin)
Doc Gallows flies in with a big boot after the bell rings. Madman Fulton catches Gallows with snake eyes before throwing him out of the ring. Fulton and Gallows take their fight to the outside. Fulton lands a big kick to Gallows' midsection. Gallows takes control again with a chop and an uppercut. The referee calls for this match to end in a double count-out. They continue to brawl as the show goes to commercial.
Mathews informs us after the commercial break that Impact Management officials have restarted their match and have now made it a no DQ. We see Fulton put a trash can on top of Gallows' head, then takes Ace Austin's cane and smashes him in the face with it. Gallows and Fulton make their way back in the ring. Gallows pounds Fulton's back with a series of chair shots. Fulton chokes Gallows with a crutch before sending him face-first into the top turnbuckle. Fulton sets up a chair in the middle and top rope. Gallows sends Fulton into that chair after using a strong superkick. Gallows drives Fulton through two chairs in the middle of the ring with a double chokeslam. Gallows gains the pinfall.
Winner: Doc Gallows
We see an ad to hype up BFG!
Eric Young makes his way down to the ring to find out more about Rich Swann's status.
Young begins his speech by saying that he's told us all that he is going to take over everything. He demands to hear answers about Swann and will not leave the ring until he finds out what's going on. Scott D'Amore pops up on the screen, and his phone rings. He is speaking to Swann's doctor. D'Amore will address Young and Impact fans about Swann's status, right after the break.
Back from the break, Young wants D'Amore to tell the world that Swann is down and out and will not show up at BFG. D'Amore calls Young out for being too proud and cocky. He says he spoke to Swann's doctor, and he's been informed that Swann suffered additional and substantial damage. Young laughs in D'Amore's face. Young wants D'Amore to finish his statement, but he wants him to officially announce that Swann is not cleared to compete. D'Amore asks Young what happened to him. Once upon a time ago, he was a good guy. But after leaving the first time, he's changed and not for the better.
D'Amore gets the upper hand in this confrontation by letting Young know that Swann will still compete at BFG. Young loses his mind and unleashes a brutal beating on D'Amore. Swann runs down to the ring and sends Young out and away.
Following that wild bout, we see Moose has found EC3. EC3 laughs off Moose's comment that he's a god. He doesn't think he's even a wrestler. He finds him to be a joke - a laughing stock. EC3 challenges him. Moose slugs EC3 with a hard-hitting punch. EC3 fights back. EC3 asks Moose, "Who are you?" He lists off all of Moose's roles outside of wrestling - a father, a husband, etc. But he doesn't think Moose has it in him to fight a guy like him. Moose sends EC3 down and out. He grabs the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, as the show concludes.
That concludes tonight's show. Thanks for watching!
Also, don't forget to check out "IMPACT! After Shock." Join Don Callis and Jimmy Jacobs, as they recap this week's episode.