Impact Wrestling: Genesis 2018
January 25, 2018
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Ethan Carter III (c) vs. Matt Sydal For The IMPACT Grand Championship
Sydal starts things off with a Basement Dropkick. Sydal is putting the boots to EC3 in the corner. Sydal delivers multiple knife edge chops on the outside. Sydal kicks EC3 in the chest. Sydal rolls EC3 back into the ring. EC3 drives his knee into the midsection of Sydal. Sydal connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Sydal follows that with a Modified Baseball Slide Dropkick. Sydal with a Running Double Knee Strike for a two count. Sydal kicks EC3 in the hamstring. EC3 explodes out of the corner with a Running Lariat for a two count.
EC3 bounces Sydal head on the top turnbuckle pad. EC3 is lighting up Sydal’s chest in the corner. EC3 with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. EC3 locks in the Cravate. Sydal is trying to create separation with a series of bodyshots. Sydal goes for a Standing MoonSault, but EC3 gets his knees up in the air. EC3 calls Sydal a choke artist. EC3 whips Sydal back first across the turnbuckles.
EC3 delivers the Belly to Back Suplex. EC3 applies a front face lock. Sydal kicks EC3 in the chest. EC3 responds with a uppercut. EC3 connects with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Sydal fires up with a series of buzzsaw kicks. Sydal drops EC3 with a Leg Lariat. Sydal hits The Standing MoonSault for a two count. EC3 kicks Sydal in the gut. Sydal side steps EC3 into the turnbuckles. Sydal levels EC3 with a Flying Double Knee Strike for a two count. Sydal goes for The FrankenSteiner, but EC3 blocks it.
Coming out of the commercial break, EC3 lands The EC3 Splash. EC3 with a Front FaceLock STO. EC3 connects with TK3 which sends Sydal face first across the top rope. Sydal responds with a Single Leg Dropkick. Sydal follows that with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Sydal rolls EC3 back into the ring. EC3 drops Sydal with a Ring Apron DDT. Sydal gets back in the ring at the count of nine.
Sydal with a Spinning Hurricanrana to EC3. Sydal takes down EC3 with The Leaping Knee Strike. Sydal drags EC3 to the corner. Sydal goes for The Shooting Star Press, but EC3 ducks out of the way. EC3 hip tosses Sydal into the turnbuckles. Following a One Percenter from EC3, Sydal rolls himself out of the ring. EC3 goes for The Avalanche TK3, but Sydal counters with a SunsetFlip PowerBomb. Sydal lands The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.
Winner: New IMPACT Grand Champion, Matt Sydal via Pinfall
Second Match: Laurel Van Ness (c) vs. Allie For The IMPACT Knockout’s Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Allie shoves Van Ness. Allie and Van Ness starts brawling in the ringside area. Both ladies refuses to let go of the Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Allie takes down Van Ness with two Running Axe Handle Strikes. Allie with a Corner Clothesline to Van Ness. Van Ness is trying to regain her composure on the outside. Allie drops Van Ness with a Flying Forearm Smash off the steel ring steps. Allie lands a knife edge chop. Allie bounces Van Ness head on the ring apron. Allie slaps Van Ness in the chest. Allie goes for a Spear, but Van Ness blocks it. Van Ness drops Allie with a Big Boot on the floor.
Coming out of the commercial break. Van Ness repeatedly stomps on Allie’s chest. Van Ness is choking Allie in the corner. Van Ness repeatedly rams Allie’s face across the middle turnbuckle pad. Van Ness with the cover for a two count. Van Ness kicks Allie in the hamstring. Van Ness connects with a Running Neck Snap for a two count. Allie creates distance with a back elbow strike. Allie delivers a shoulder block into the midsection of Van Ness. Van Ness clocks Allie with a Straight Right Hand. Van Ness hits The Draping DDT for a two count.
Van Ness applies a rear chin lock. Allie and Van Ness are trading back and forth shots. Both ladies are knocked down after a double clothesline. Allie side steps Van Ness into the ropes. Allie decks Van Ness with a Sliding Forearm Smash. Allie lands a Basement Dropkick. Allie with a Snap Vertical Suplex which sends Van Ness crashing into the turnbuckles for a two count.
Allie blocks The Unprettier. Allie dodges a Discus Lariat from Van Ness. Allie connects with a CodeBreaker for a two count. Van Ness responds with The Curb Stomp for a two count. Allie SuperKicks Van Ness for a two count as Van Ness places her boot on the bottom rope. Allie is showing her frustration. Van Ness shoves Allie into the referee. Van Ness hits Allie in the face with The Knockouts Title to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IMPACT Knockout’s Champion, Laurel Van Ness via Pinfall
Third Match: Bobby Lashley w/KM and Dan Lambert vs. Moose
Lashley with a double leg takedown to Moose. Lashley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Lashley bounces Moose head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley with a clubbing blow to the back of Moose. Lashley is mauling Moose in the corner. Lashley kicks Moose in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Lashley goes for a quick cover, but Moose kicks out at one. Moose fires up with a series of knife edge chops. Moose uppercuts Lashley. Lashley is ramming his shoulders into the midsection of Moose.
Lashley delivers a Throat Punch. Lashley follows that with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a one count. Dan Lambert is talking smack to Moose. Lashley with a Seated Senton. Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Moose explodes out of the corner with The Bicycle Kick. Moose dishes out more knife edge chops. Moose with a Flying Crossbody Block. Lashley leapfrogs over Moose. KM trips Moose from the outside. Lashley clotheslines Moose. Lashley tells KM to never interfere in his matches.
Coming out of the commercial break, Lashley is wearing down Moose in the center of the ring. Lashley drops Moose with a NeckBreaker for a two count. Lashley applies an arm-bar. Lashley tosses Moose out of the ring. Lashley bounces Moose head on the steel guard rail. Lashley breaks up the referee’s ten count. Moose sends Lashley to the corner. Moose goes for a Stinger Splash, but Lashley counters with a Back Elbow Strike. Moose responds with a Standing Dropkick which sends Lashley crashing to the outside. Lashley whips Moose shoulder first to the steel ring steps.
Lashley bounces Moose head on the ring apron. Lashley launches Moose back first to the steel guard rail. Lashley uppercuts Moose. KM brings out a table from under the ring. Tensions continues to rise with Lashley and KM. Moose HeadButts Lashley. Moose follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Moose lands a Leaping Back Elbow Strike. Moose continues the sequence with The Hesitation Dropkick. Moose connects with The Go To Hell for a two count. Lashley leapfrogs over Moose. Lashley delivers an Impressive Hurricanrana. Lashley Spears Moose for a two count.
Lashley goes for a Running PowerSlam, but he’s distracted by KM who’s on the ring apron for absolutely no reason. Moose shoves Lashley into KM. Moose takes down Lashley with a Discus Lariat for a two count. Moose plants Lashley with The Game Changer to pickup the victory. After the match, Dan Lambert starts yelling at Lashley. Lambert shoves Lashley. Lashley Spears KM. Lashley rolls Lambert into the ring. Moose decks Lambert with a Bicycle Kick. Lashley Spears Lambert through a table in the corner. Lashley shakes hands with Moose. Lashley follows that with an Uranage Slam to John Hartnett. Moose Spears Hartnett.
Winner: Moose via Pinfall
Taiji Ishimori vs. Andrew Everett from Pro Wrestling NOAH
Fourth Match: Eli Drake (c) w/Chris Adonis vs. Johnny Impact vs. Alberto El Patron in a Triple Threat Six Sides Of Steel Cage Match For The IMPACT Global Championship
El Patron kicks Impact in the gut. El Patron and Drake are double teaming Impact in the corner. El Patron is choking Impact with his boot. El Patron and Drake lawn darts Impact face first across the steel. We have ourself a slugfest in the center of the ring. El Patron lands a Flying Double Axe Handle. Impact responds with a Missile Dropkick. Impact catapults Drake face first to the steel. Impact transitions into a Corner Mount. Impact throws El Patron to the steel. Impact with a Rolling FaceLock STO. Impact starts scaling the cage.
El Patron drives Impact face first to the top rope. El Patron clotheslines Impact. Drake is throwing multiple haymakers at El Patron. El Patron connects with The Backstabber for a two count. El Patron follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker to Impact. El Patron and Impact are trying to fight for position top turnbuckle. El Patron gets Impacted tied in the tree of woe. El Patron goes for The Avalanche Double Stomp, but Impact ducks out of the way. Impact lands a Double Foot Stomp to the back of El Patron. Drake drops Impact with a PopUp Reverse PowerSlam.
Coming out of the commercial break, Drake delivers a double low blow following a super long punching exchange. Drake with a Side Russian Leg Sweep to El Patron. Drake follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam to Impact. Drake whips El Patron face first to the steel. Drake is choking El Patron with his boot. Impact repeatedly stomps on Drake’s back. Impact connects with a Hesitation Dropkick. Impact follows that with the Shining Wizard for a two count. El Patron decks Impact with a Running Enzuigiri for a two count. El Patron viciously rams Drake’s face seven times across the steel.
El Patron hits the DDT for a two count. El Patron connects with the Flying Double Foot Stomp. Drake goes for The Gravy Train, but El Patron counters with the Cross Arm Breaker. Impact breaks up the submission attempt with the Flying Elbow Drop. All three men are trying to reach the top of the cage. Impact sends El Patron crashing to the canvas. Impact Thrust Kicks Drake.
Impact lands a Double Crossbody Block off the steel cage. Impact SuperKicks El Patron. Drake connects with The Gravy Train for a two count. Impact goes for The Moonlight Drive, but Drake blocks it. El Patron is trying to escape via the cage door. Impact drags El Patron back into the ring. Adonis drives the cage door into El Patron’s face. Adonis gets Impact trapped in a Reverse Bear Hug which allows Drake to land on the floor.
Winner: Still IMPACT Global Champion, Eli Drake via Cage Escape With Added Assists From Chris Adonis
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