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** Before tonight’s show, TJP and Fallah Bahh defeated Decay (Crazzy Steve and Black Taurus) on Before The Impact! **

The show begins with former EVP Don Callis and the Impact World Champion Kenny Omega. Security informs Callis is that he is not allowed to be on the premises. Callis goes off on the security guard.

D’Lo Brown and Josh Mathews welcome fans to Impact Wrestling! We kick things off with one of the two scheduled Knockouts matches.

Kiera Hogan (w/Tasha Steelz) vs. Rosemary

The match begins with Kiera Hogan ducking under Rosemary, who charges towards the Knockouts Tag Team Champion. Hogan slides out of the ring. Hogan climbs back in. Rosemary comes after Hogan again. Hogan leaves the ring again. With both women back in the ring, Rosemary slams Hogan on the mat with a side suplex. Rosemary climbs on top of the champ and lays down a flurry of offense. Rosemary hangs Hogan Upside Down. Tasha Steelz gets involved by knocking The Demon Assisan off the apron. Steelz rolls Rosemary back in.

Hogan is all over Rosemary. Hogan distracts the referee as Steelz comes back into this fight. Havok comes out and puts some fear into Steelz. Hogan charges towards Rosemary with a low running boot. The champion looks for a cover. Rosemary kicks out. Hogan stomps Rosemary down in the corner and lands another low running boot. Rosemary escapes out of the corner and slams Hogan face-first onto the mat, creating some space in the meantime.

On their feet, both women trade heavy forearms. Rosemary catches Hogan and sends Hogan crashing with an exploder suplex. Rosemary picks up some steam with a well-executed slingblade. Rosemary starts to torque Hogan’s neck back. Hogan crawls over to the rope to break it up. Rosemary goes for a cover. Hogan escapes. Hogan plants a superkick and roundhouse kick for another near-fall count! Rosemary catches Hogan with her As Above, So Below finisher. The Demon Assassin prevails with a pinfall victory!

Winner: Rosemary

– We look back at the alliance that began with Rohit Raju, Shera, Ace Austin and Madman Fulton last week. The only man who didn’t come out during that collision was Chris Bey. Currently backstage, Bey tells Gia Miller that although the X-Division roster is forming alliances ahead of their Ultimate X matchup at Slammiversary, Bey refuses to join anyone’s group. Petey Williams and Trey Miguel, two other stars set to be in this matchup, inform Bey that he better learn to take a side now or go in that match the lone wolf with everyone after him.

Backstage: Gia Miller talks to Tommy Dreamer, who fired Don Callis last week on Anthem’s behalf. Miller wants to know how Dreamer is feeling after making that big announcement. Dreamer says he hates to be the one to have delivered that bad news, but it’s what’s best for business. EVP Scott D’Amore comes into the frame and thanks Dreamer for being so professional last week.

D’Lo Brown and Josh Mathews run through the matches still to come on tonight’s show! The second scheduled Knockouts match is about to take way!

Non-Title Match: Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo vs. Susan (w/Kimber Lee)

Both women talk a little smack before the Knockouts Champion lays her hands on Susan. Both women then lock up. Deonna Purrazzo shoves Susan in the corner. Purrazzo waits for Susan to leave the corner. Susan leaves, and Purrazzo locks her up with a tight side headlock. Susan falls to the mat and picks herself up. Susan yells out, “Submission time.” Purrazzo doesn’t let Susan lock her up. Purrazzo begins to toy with Susan and her arm.

Purrazzo continues the onslaught by stomping away on Susan in the corner. The referee tries to create some separation. Kimber Lee checks on Susan. Purrazzo and Lee start to argue. Purrazzo demands Lee to throw Susan back in the ring. Lee talks to Susan and makes sure it’s ok before pushing her back in. Purrazzo holds Susan in the straitjacket position. Purrazzo clocks Susan. Susan is out cold. Purrazzo climbs on top for a cover. By the 2.5 count, Purrazzo raises Susan up to break the pin. Purrazzo is enjoying the torment she’s putting on Susan.

Susan fakes Purrazzo out on the ropes and lands a big superplex! Purrazzo floats over and locks in a single Fujiwara Armbar. Susan taps. The Virtuosa picks up the victory.

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo

Post-Match: Purrazzo applies a Venus de Milo on Susan. Kimber Lee runs in to put a stop to this. Purrazzo screams out at Lee that she is done with both of them and retreats up the ramp.

At Swinger’s Palace: Willie Mack and Rich Swann make their way in to make some money. TJP and Fallah Bahh are also there. Bahh is curious to know if Swann and Mack are back to being a tag team again. Swann informs them that they never stopped being a tag team. Then, both teams start to out-talk each other on who deserves to become the next contenders for the World Tag Team Championship. They think they should battle it out next week.

Backstage: Don Callis finds Tommy Dreamer and tells him he has no hard feelings towards Dreamer for firing him last week. Callis thinks Anthem did a good job picking Dreamer as the new EVP. Callis wants to run an idea on him. He thinks Omega and The Good Brothers should face three guys Dreamer thinks would be a great pairing for his guys. He looks forward to their Team Callis versus Team Dreamer matchup. This will take place next week!

 Rohit Raju & Shera vs. Petey Williams & Trey Miguel

Petey Williams and Rohit Raju kick things off. Williams puts Raju in a waistlock. Raju turns it around with a tight wristlock. Williams follows Raju after he runs the ropes and floats around with a tilt-a-whirl around Raju. Williams makes a tag to Trey Miguel. Miguel lands a jawbreaker and a standing dropkick to the chest of Raju. Miguel and Willaims join forces with double knees onto Raju before Williams makes his way back in. Shera is also tagged in. Shera throws Willaims out of his way. Shera drops Williams with a huge powerslam just before the commercial break.

Coming back from the break, Raju has Williams grounded on the mat. Back on their feet, Raju comes up empty with an attack on Williams in the corner. Williams crawls over and makes a tag over to Trey. Trey is all over Raju. Trey hits a chop and then a cutter. Trey heads to the top but misses a chance to hit a Meteora. Raju lands a jumping knee on Trey. Raju covers. Trey kicks out. Williams comes back in for Trey.

Ace Austin and Madman Fulton make their way down to the ring. Williams distracts himself for a moment and allows Raju to hit his drive-by finisher for the pinfall victory.

Winners: Rohit Raju & Shera

Post-Match: Ace Austin and Madman Fulton come into the ring and help Rohit Raju and Shera continue their attack on Trey Miguel and Petey Williams. The X-Division Champion Josh Alexander comes out and defends Miguel and Williams. After the message he received earlier, Chris Bey comes out but hangs out on the ramp. He pulls his phone out and starts recording this wild brawl. Bey remains on his own.

Backstage: Sami Callihan is having a chat with Tommy Dreamer. Gia Miller asks Dreamer if Callihan will be joining his team next week. Callihan says if this allows him to throw a few shots in and foretell what he’s going to do to Kenny Omega at Slammiversary, then he’s in. Moose walks into the frame and says he’s in, too. It looks like Dreamer found two of the best on Impact to represent him. So, who’s the third person?…

In the Ring: Rachael Ellering asks Jordynne Grace to come join her in the ring so they can clear the air. Jordynne Grace’s music hits, and she makes her way down to the ring. Ellering begins the conversation by apologizing to Grace for causing a strain in their partnership. With anger in her voice, Grace says before Ellering ever came along, she was on top of the Knockouts mountain. Although she admits their partnership was good, Grace says she’s tired of hearing about Tenille Dashwood, who’s been trying to disrupt their alliance. All of a sudden, Jazz’s music hits, and she comes out to talk to both of them.

Jazz believes what these two are going through is just a hurdle. She thinks Grace needs to take her ego down a notch. Ellering chimes in to say she doesn’t want all the blame to go on Grace. Ellering wants them to resolve their issues and team up again. Grace says she needs some time to think about it and leaves the ring.

This gives Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb (with a “K”) an opportunity to try and persuade Ellering to join her group. Ellering reiterates that she does not want to join Dashwood’s group. The only time she wants to be in the ring with Dashwood is if it’s for a match. Then, Ellering takes it upon herself to challenge Dashwood to a match. Dashwood pretends to think about it and lunges towards Ellering. Ellering ducks and plants a spinebuster on Dashwood. Kaleb rescues Dashwood and takes her out of the ring.

Backstage: Brian Myers is still giving Sam Beale pointers on how to be the best pro wrestler out there. Beale will put his skills to the test, next!

Sam Beale (w/Brian Myers) vs. Jake Something

Jake Something drops Sam Beale on the ground after their collar and elbow tie-up. Something continues the onslaught with a shoulder tackle that sends Beale to the outside. Something climbs out of the ring and puts a little fear into Brian Myers, who is back up and away from the powerhouse. Beale slams Something into the ring post and gives Myers a thumbs up. But Beale’s momentum is cut short after Something catches Beale with a big slam. Something isn’t done there! Out of nowhere, Myers throws a chair in, trying to get Something disqualified. Mad by Myers’ antics, Something tears Beale in half in the corner before connecting his Black Hole Slam finisher. Cover. 1-2-3. Something picks up the win.

Winner: Jake Something

Post-Match: Myers wants Sam Beale to take notes on Jake Something, who he calls an unprofessional wrestler for “bringing in a steel chair.”

Backstage: Rich Swann and Willie Mack give Eddie Edwards and Satoshi Kojima words of encouragement before they challenge Violent By Design for the tag titles in the main event.

 

Next Week:

* Team Dreamer (Sami Callihan, Moose and Chris Sabin) vs. Team Callis (Impact World Champion Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers)

* TJP & Fallah Bahh vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack

* Chris Bey vs. Petey Williams

And now, the main event!

Impact World Tag Team Championship: Violent By Design (Joe Doering & Deaner) (c) vs. Satoshi Kojima & Eddie Edwards

Joe Doering and Eddie Edwards kick things off. Edwards goes straight for a waistlock. Doering escapes and slams Edwards down on the mat. Doering drags Edwards towards his corner to make a tag out to Deaner. Deaner has a tight grasp on Edwards. Edwards finds a way out and tags Satoshi Kojima in. Kojima crashes into Deaner with a big shoulder tackle. Kojima gives a quick smile to the camera just before the commercial break.

Back from the break, Edwards plants a big chop on the corner onto Deaner. Kojima is back in after a tag from Edwards. Kojima catches Deaner with a nice slam. Deaner rocks Kojima with the help of Doering on the apron. Doering is back in for Deaner. Doering cuts the ring off from Kojima with several big shots. Doering makes a quick tag to Deaner. Deaner is having a good time stomping away on Kojima and then locking him in the ropes with an abdominal stretch. Doering is tagged back in.

Doering wears Kojima down with a facelock. Doering switches it up by torquing down on Kojima’s neck. Eric Young and Rhino cheer on Doering for keeping Kojima down. Kojima finds a way to create some space from Doering to make a tag to Edwards. Doering also tags in Deaner. Edwards rocks Deaner with a Blue Thunder Bomb. Edwards goes for a cover. Will this be enough? No! Deaner kicks out. Edwards and Kojima fly out of the ring with stereo dives onto VBD before the second commercial.

Following the final commercial break, Kojima has the ring cut off from Deaner. Deaner is in Kojima’s corner getting stomped on. Edwards is tagged in by Kojima. Rhino climbs up on the apron. Edwards shoos Rhino away. Doering runs in and helps Deaner out. Deaner bites Edwards’ hands and drags him over to his corner to make a tag to Doering. Doering lands a fallaway elbow. Doering goes for a cover. Edwards escapes. Doering makes another tag to Deaner. Deaner continues to cut the ring off on Edwards. Deaner throws Edwards around before bringing Doering back in.

Doering shoves Edwards off with a big boot. Doering takes Kojima off the apron. Edwards builds momentum and escapes Deaner’s control with a suplex. Kojima is in for Edwards. Kojima applies his machine gun chops on Doering! Edwards does the same thing on Deaner! Kojima and Deaner remain in the ring. Kojima comes soaring off the top rope with a perfect elbow drop. Cover. Deaner kicks out. Deaner hits a swinging neckbreaker. Edwards comes back in for Kojima.

Edwards misses a backpack stunner on Deaner. Doering runs in and lands a crossbody on Edwards. Deaner flies off the top! Cover. Edwards stays alive with a kick out. Edwards ducks a clothesline from Doering and stacks him up. Doering breaks free. Kojima runs in to help Edwards. Edwards lands a back kick on Doering. Kojima follows it up with his Kojima Cutter. Edwards gets ready for his Boston Knee Party. Doering catches Edwards with his Revolution Bomb. Cover. 1-2-3. Doering retains the Impact World Tag Team Titles with Deaner.

Winners & Still Impact World Tag Team Champions: Violent By Design (Joe Doering & Deaner)

That concludes this week’s episode. Thanks for watching!

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