IMPACT Wrestling Results 1/7/20
New York, New York
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
– The show starts with a massive pull apart brawl with Eddie Edwards and Michael Elgin.
First Match: Eddie Edwards vs. Michael Elgin
Edwards lands The Suicide Dive before the bell rings. Chop/Forearm Exchange on the floor. Edwards HeadButts Elgin. Elgin avoids the steel barricade. Elgin decks Edwards with a back elbow smash. Edwards goes for a Hurricanrana, but Elgin blocks it. Edwards kicks Elgin in the back of the head. Edwards with a Flying Hurricanrana. Edwards unloads two knife edge chops. Elgin blocks a boot from Edwards. Elgin SuperKicks Edwards. Elgin rolls Edwards back into the ring. Edwards with a back elbow smash. Elgin drives his knee into the midsection of Edwards. Elgin ducks under the knife edge chop. Elgin kicks Edwards in the gut. Edwards goes for an OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex, but Elgin blocks it. Second Chop/Forearm Exchange. Edwards hits The OverHead Belly to Belly Suplex. Edwards and Elgin are trading back and forth shots.
Edwards with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Elgin goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Edwards lands back on his feet. Elgin with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Elgin follows that with a Draping Foot Stomp. Elgin SuperKicks Edwards for a two count. Elgin scores the elbow knockdown. Elgin with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Elgin blocks a boot from Edwards. Edwards applies a waist lock. Elgin with a Standing Iconoclasm for a two count. Edwards is lighting up Elgin’s chest. Elgin with a forearm smash. Edwards kicks Elgin in the chest. Edwards with a discus forearm smash. Elgin goes for a Butterfly Suplex, but Edwards counters with an arm-drag takeover. Elgin goes for a Uranage Slam, but Edwards counters with an arm-drag takeover. Elgin nails Edwards with The Pump Kick. Edwards with a Running Clothesline. Edwards with a Vertical Suplex. Elgin kicks Edwards in the face. Edwards responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Edwards with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Elgin answers with a forearm smash.
Edwards hits The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Elgin negates The Tiger Bomb. Edwards with Two Pump Kicks. Elgin responds with a Uranage Slam. Elgin with two corner clotheslines. Elgin with The Falcon Arrow for a two count. Elgin clotheslines the back of Edwards neck. Third Chop/Forearm Exchange. Edwards delivers Machine Gun Chop. Corner Clothesline Exchange. Strong style on full display. Elgin with combination forearm strikes. Edwards with a blistering chop. Elgin SuperKicks Edwards. Edwards kicks Elgin in the face. Elgin with a Release German Suplex. Edwards responds with The Boston Knee Party. Elgin goes for another Release German Suplex, but Edwards lands back on his feet. Edwards delivers another Boston Knee Party. Forearm Shiver Exchange.
Elgin drops Edwards with The Rolling Elbow. Edwards ducks a clothesline from Elgin. Edwards with an Inside Out Lariat. Edwards connects with The Tiger Bomb for a two count. Elgin with a Pop Up PowerSlam. Elgin puts Edwards on the top turnbuckle. Edwards with an Avalanche Sunset Bomb. Edwards with three forearm smashes. Elgin answers with a corner clothesline. Elgin follows that with a Snap German Suplex. Elgin with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Elgin goes for a PowerBomb, but Edwards lands back on his feet. Edwards rolls Elgin over for a two count. Edwards applies the single leg crab. Elgin transitions into The Cross Face. Edwards with a forearm smash. Elgin connects with The Buckle Bomb. Elgin plants Edwards with The Elgin Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: Michael Elgin via Pinfall
The North vs. Willie Mack & Rich Swann (Rivalry Video Package)
The North have been an unstoppable force since debuting in IMPACT but will @Willie_Mack and @GottaGetSwann end their title reign Sunday at #HardToKill? #IMPACTonAXSTV @OfficialEGO @Walking_Weapon pic.twitter.com/fzmwhC7cs3
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 8, 2020
Second Match: TJ Perkins, Fallah Bahh, and Daga vs. The Desi Hit Squad w/Gama Singh in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Daga and Raj Singh will start things off. Singh kicks Daga in the gut. Singh with a straight right hand. Singh applies a side headlock. Singh drops Daga with a shoulder tackle. Daga nips up. Daga runs around Singh. Daga slips over Singh’s back. Daga with a Spinning Back Kick. Daga kicks Singh in the chest. Singh rakes the eyes of Daga. Singh blasts Daga with a knife edge chop. Daga dives over Singh. Daga with a Hurricanrana into the turnbuckles. Daga runs after Singh. Daga gets distracted by Gama Singh. Gama inadvertently slaps his own son in the face. Singh tags in Raju. Raju stops Daga in his tracks. Daga ducks a clothesline from Raju. Daga with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Daga dropkicks Raju for a one count. Daga applies a front face lock. Daga tags in Bahh.
Double Elbow Knockdown. Perkins with a short-elbow drop. Bahh hooks the leg for a two count. Bahh tags in Perkins. Bahh bodyslams Raju. Perkins throws Bahh on top of Raju. Perkins goes into the cover for a two count. Perkins applies a front face lock. Perkins tags in Daga. Daga with a clubbing axe handle strike. Daga goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Raju counters with a Fisherman’s NeckBreaker. Raju goes for a SitOut FaceBuster, but Daga lands back on his feet. Daga SuperKicks Raju. Singh drives his knee into Daga’s back. Raju with a waist lock go-behind. Raju nails Daga with The FlatLiner for a two count. Raju tags in Shera.
Raju tries to cheap shot Bahh. Shera with a straight right hand. Shera BuckleBombs Raju into Daga. Shera levels Daga with a Body Avalanche. Raju with a Running Cannonball Strike. Shera hooks the outside leg for a two count. Shera drops Daga with a big haymaker. Daga with forearm shivers. Daga dropkicks the left knee of Shera. Shera dumps Daga face first on the canvas. Shera tags in Singh. Singh with a basement dropkick. Singh follows that with a Running Senton Splash for a two count. Singh shoves Daga to the corner. Raju taunts Bahh and Perkins. Daga side steps Singh into the turnbuckle. Daga uppercuts Singh. Raju kicks Daga in the gut. Daga with a Leaping Forearm Smash. Daga shoves Singh into Raju. Daga tags in Perkins.
Perkins ducks a clothesline from Singh. Perkins with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Perkins follows that with a SpringBoard Forearm Smash. Perkins with a Rolling Senton for a one count. Desi Hit Squad attacks Bahh from behind. Daga slaps Shera in the face. Daga with a Lucha Libre Arm-Drag/HeadScissors TakeOver Combination. Daga lands The SomerSault Plancha. Bahh delivers The Suicide Dive. Singh goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Daga lands back on his feet. Daga ducks two clotheslines from Singh. Daga with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackStabber. Perkins hooks the leg for a two count. Singh tags in Shera. Raju launches Daga over the top rope. Raju lands The Suicide Dive. Perkins rolls Shera over for a two count. Perkins with a knife edge chop. Singh trips Perkins from the outside. Shera connects with The Sky High to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Desi Hit Squad via Pinfall
Johnny Swinger & Tommy Dreamer Backstage Segment
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 8, 2020
Ace Austin vs. Trey Miguel (Rivalry Video Package)
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 8, 2020
A Special Look At The Sami Callihan/Tessa Blanchard Rivalry
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 8, 2020
Rich Swann & Willie Mack Backstage Segment
Third Match: Jessica Havok w/Father James Mitchell vs. Rosemary
Rosemary with forearm shivers. Rosemary ducks a clothesline from Havok. Havok shoves Rosemary to the corner. Rosemary with a running forearm smash. Rosemary applies a sleeper hold. Havok dumps Rosemary back first on the canvas. Rosemary avoids two foot stomps. Rosemary sends Havok tumbling to the floor. Rosemary with a Flying Hurricanrana. Rosemary is distracted by Mitchell. Havok inadvertently drops Mitchell with a forearm smash. Havok negates The Suicide Dive. Havok with a Running Knee Strike. Havok with a BackBreaker/Lariat Combination.
Susie Yung appears on the stage. Rosemary is throwing forearms at Havok. Havok with a Side Walk Slam. Havok repeatedly stomps on Rosemary’s chest. Havok with a Running Boot. Susie joins the commentary team. Forearm Exchange. Rosemary decks Havok with a back elbow smash. Rosemary locks in The Upside Down. Mitchell rips the headset off Susie’s head. Mitchell talks smack to Rosemary. Havok pulls Rosemary up to the ring apron. Havok connects with The Draping DDT. Havok plants Rosemary with The TombStone PileDriver to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jessica Havok via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Taya Valkyrie, Madison Rayne, and Kiera Hogan w/John E. Bravo vs. Jordynne Grace, ODB, and Tenille Dashwood in a 6-Woman Tag Team Match
Rayne and Dashwood will start things off. Rayne mocks Dashwood. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rayne applies a wrist lock. Dashwood reverses the hold. Following a snap mare takeover, Dashwood applies a rear chin lock. Dashwood applies a side headlock. Dashwood drops Rayne with a shoulder tackle. Dashwood lunges over Rayne. Rayne kicks Dashwood in the chest. Dashwood with a running knee lift. Dashwood hits The Draping NeckBreaker. Dashwood tags in Grace. Grace rolls Rayne back into the ring. Dashwood trips Rayne.
Grace with a SitOut FaceBuster for a two count. Rayne kicks Grace in the face. Hogan with a shoulder block. Rayne follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Rayne tags in Valkyrie. Valkyrie repeatedly stomps on Grace chest. Valkyrie with a back elbow smash. Valkyrie with a running knee strike. Valkyrie tags in Hogan. Hogan thrust kicks the midsection of Valkyrie. Following a snap mare takeover, Hogan kicks Grace in the back for a two count. Hogan punches Grace in the back. Hogan tags in Rayne. Rayne with clubbing shoulder blocks in the corner.
Valkyrie, Rayne and Hogan are cutting the ring in half. Grace starts displaying her fighting spirit. Grace creates distance with a Leaping Double Foot Stomp. Grace tags in ODB. ODB ducks a clothesline from Valkyrie. ODB with two shoulder tackles. ODB drops Rayne with a Body Block. ODB with a Double Body Avalanche. ODB plays to the crowd. ODB hits The Bronco Buster. The referee is distracted by Hogan. Valkyrie with a forearm smash. ODB responds with The TKO. ODB dumps Grace out of the ring. ODB goes on to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jordynne Grace, ODB, and Tenille Dashwood via Pinfall
IMPACT Wrestling Hard To Kill Match Card
1.) Ken Shamrock vs. Madman Fulton
2.) Ace Austin (c) vs. Trey Miguel For The IMPACT X-Division Championship
3.) Moose vs. Rhino
4.) The North (c) vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack For The IMPACT World Tag Team Championship
5.) Rob Van Dam vs. Brian Cage
6.) Taya Valkyrie (c) vs. Jordynne Grace vs. ODB in a Triple Threat Match For The IMPACT Knockouts Championship
7.) Eddie Edwards vs. Michael Elgin For The Call Your Shot Trophy
8.) Sami Callihan (c) vs. Tessa Blanchard For The IMPACT World Championship
Fifth Match: Rob Van Dam & Moose w/Katie Forbes vs. Brian Cage & Rhino
RVD and Cage will start things off. RVD tags in Moose. Moose wants a piece of Rhino. Moose tries to cheap shot Rhino. Cage with forearm shivers. Moose kicks Cage in the chest. Running European Uppercut Exchange. Cage with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Moose blasts Cage with a knife edge chop. Cage hits The SpineBuster. Cage tags in Rhino. Double Irish Whip. Double Back Body Drop. Rhino with Two HeadButts. Rhino with a straight right hand. Rhino unloads two knife edge chops. Rhino punches Moose in the back. Rhino applies the cravate. Rhino is mauling Moose in the corner. Forearm/Haymaker Exchange. Rhino delivers an eye poke. Rhino clotheslines Moose over the top rope.
Coming out of the commercial break, Rhino launches Moose over the top rope. Rhino gets in position for The GORE. Forbes trips Rhino from the outside. RVD with a Sliding Dropkick. RVD with a SlingShot Leg Drop on the ring apron. RVD makes out with Forbes. RVD with the cover for a two count. RVD tags in Moose. Moose with rapid fire shots across the right cheek bone. Moose is biting Rhino’s forehead. Moose starts choking Rhino in the corner. Moose talks smack to Rhino. Moose repeatedly stomps on Rhino’s chest. Moose goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Rhino blocks it. Moose with forearm shivers. Rhino creates distance with a Vertical Suplex. Cage and RVD are tagged in.
RVD ducks a clothesline from Cage. Cage blocks a boot from RVD. Cage applies a waist lock. RVD with three sharp elbow strikes. Cage clotheslines RVD. Cage scores the elbow knockdown. Cage with a Spinning Back Kick. Cage kicks RVD in the chest. Cage SuperKicks RVD. Cage with a running elbow smash. Cage follows that with a German Suplex. Moose responds with a Spinning European Uppercut. Moose nips up. Moose poses for the crowd. Rhino clotheslines Moose. RVD with a Leaping Side Kick. RVD drops Cage with The Step Through Kick for a two count. RVD teases The Rolling Thunder. Cage with a Discus Forearm Smash. Cage hits The F5.
RVD made a blind tag to Moose. Moose attacks Cage from behind. Rhino gets in Moose face. Moose and Rhino are trading back and forth shots. Moose with Two Pump Kicks. Cage responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Moose HeadButts Cage. Cage kicks Moose in the face. Moose with a Standing Dropkick. Cage drops Moose with The Tornado DDT. RVD with a Flying Side Kick. Rhino delivers The GORE. Moose sends Rhino shoulder first into the turnbuckles. Moose is trying to pay homage to RVD. Moose goes for The Five Star Frog Splash, but Rhino ducks out of the way. Rhino connects with The GORE. Cage plants Moose with The Discus Lariat to pickup the victory.
Winner: Brian Cage & Rhino via Pinfall
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