February 8, 2018
The Impact Zone
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: El Hijo Del Fantasma & Rohit Raju vs. Matt Sydal & Taiji Ishimori
Great display of sportsmanship before the bell rings. Fantasma and Ishimori will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Fantasma backs Ishimori into the ropes. Fantasma pats Ishimori on the chest. Ishimori returns the favor. Fantasma applies a waist lock. Ishimori transitions into a wrist lock. Fantasma reverses the hold. Ishimori applies a side headlock. This chain grappling exchange leads us to a standoff. Fantasma and Ishimori start shoving each other. Ishimori SomerSaults over Fantasma. Ishimori goes for a HeadScissors TakeOver, but Fantasma lands back on his feet. Fantasma kicks Ishimori in the gut. Fantasma applies a side headlock. Sydal and Raju are tagged in.
Sydal applies a side headlock. Raju reverses the hold. Sydal stomps on Raju’s hand. Sydal has wrist control. Sydal dodges a leg lariat from Raju. Raju delivers a leg sweep for a one count. Sydal responds with an ankle trip. Sydal with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Sydal tags in Raju. Ishimori lands a Flying Foot Stomp. Following a snap mare takeover, Ishimori and Sydal are cutting the ring in half.
Sydal levels Raju with a Spinning Heel Kick. Sydal applies a Single Leg Boston Crab. Ishimori is mauling Raju in the corner. Raju attacks the back of Ishimori’s neck. Raju connects with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Fantasma and Sydal are tagged in. Fantasma creates distance with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Fantasma drops Sydal with a Running Knee Strike. Fantasma SuperKicks Ishimori. Fantasma with the cover on Sydal for a one count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Fantasma locks in the SurfBoard Submission Hold. Ishimori breaks up the submission. Ishimori with a HandSpring RoundHouse Kick to Raju. Fantasma responds with a Leaping Leg Lariat. Sydal takes down Fantasma with a Spin Kick. Raju continues the sequence with an Enzuigiri of his own. Raju lands a Suicide Dive. Fantasma goes for the Thrill Of The Hunt, but Ishimori counters with a dropkick. Ishimori delivers a Golden MoonSault. Raju rolls Ishimori back into the ring.
Raju turns a Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors into a Fujiwara Arm-Bar. Sydal dropkicks Raju. Sydal and Ishimori are lighting Raju’s chest in the corner. Ishimori with a Double Knee Strike to Raju. Sydal follows that with a Corner Clothesline. Stereo Basement Dropkicks for a two count. Sydal kicks Raju out of the ring. Fantasma negates the tandem offense from Sydal and Ishimori. Fantasma with two Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breakers. Fantasma slaps Sydal in the chest.
Raju makes a blind tag. Fantasma and Raju connects with a GTS/Knee Lift Combination for a two count. Raju goes for a Back Body Drop, but Sydal lands back on his feet. Sydal decks Raju with a Jumping Knee Strike. Sydal follows that with a Standing FrankenSteiner to Fantasma. Ishimori hits the SpringBoard Seated Senton. Raju goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver, but Ishimori counters with a TombStone LungBlower. Sydal lands The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.
Winner: Matt Sydal & Taiji Ishimori via Pinfall
Austin Aries Press Conference:
The Cult Of Lee Squash Match + LAX Promo:
Allie & Kiera Hogan Backstage Segment:
Second Match: Laurel Van Ness (c) vs. Kiera Hogan For The IMPACT Knockout’s Championship
Van Ness shoves Hogan into the middle rope. Hogan ducks a clothesline from Van Ness. Hogan fires off two deep arm-drags. Hogan dropkicks Van Ness for a two count. Van Ness sends Hogan face first across the top turnbuckle pad. Van Ness with a Bow and Arrow Stomp. Van Ness delivers a series of Hair Mare Takeovers for a two count.
Van Ness sits on the back of Hogan’s neck. Van Ness is talking smack to Hogan. Van Ness levels Hogan with a Body Avalanche. Van Ness with a Wrist Lock TakeDown to Hogan. Van Ness Curb Stomps the back of Hogan. Hogan rolls Van Ness over for a two count. Van Ness lands a Bicycle Kick.
Hogan responds with a Back Elbow Strike. Hogan kicks Van Ness in the jaw. Hogan with a Flying Crossbody Block. Hogan SuperKicks Van Ness for a two count. Van Ness send Hogan sternum first across the ropes. Van Ness plants Hogan with The Unprettier to pickup the victory. After the match, Van Ness repeatedly stomps on Hogan’s chest. Allie makes the save.
Winner: Still IMPACT Knockout’s Champion, Laurel Van Ness
EC3 Backstage Interview:
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) February 9, 2018
Jimmy Jacobs & Kongo Kong Promo:
Third Match: Hania vs. Amber Nova
Hania refuses to shake hands with Nova. Nova starts dishing out forearm shivers. Nova goes for a Rolling Crucifix, but Hania counters with a Samoan Drop. Hania attacks the lower back region of Nova. Hania slaps Nova in the face. Hania kicks Nova in the ribs. Following a snap mare takeover, Hania sits on the back of Nova’s neck. Nova repeatedly stomps on Hania’s chest in the corner. Hania decks Nova with a Nasty Leg Lariat for a two count. Hania transitions into a ground and pound attack.
Nova is trying to create separation. Hania goes for a PowerBomb, but Nova counters with a Sunset Flip for a two count. Nova drops Hania with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Nova follows that with two dropkicks. Nova kicks Hania in the jaw. Nova uses her legs to drive Hania’s face across the top turnbuckle pad. Hania regains momentum with a PowerBomb. Hania plants Nova with a Reverse DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hania via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Ethan Carter III vs. Moose vs. Johnny Impact vs. Alberto El Patron in a Fatal Four Way Match To Determine The Number One Contender To The IMPACT World Heavyweight Championship
Moose tosses EC3 out of the ring. Moose sends EC3 back first to the steel guard rail. El Patron stomps on Impact’s chest. El Patron is choking Impact on the bottom rope. El Patron attacks Moose from behind. El Patron bounces Moose’s head on the ring step. EC3 delivers a knife edge chop. El Patron and EC3 double teams Impact. El Patron whips Impact shoulder first to the steel ring post. EC3 decks Moose with a SuperMan Punch. EC3 rolls Moose back into the ring. El Patron levels Moose with a Flying Haymaker. El Patron and EC3 are putting the boots to Moose int he corner.
Impact kicks El Patron in the gut. Impact with multiple haymakers to EC3. Impact is choking El Patron with his boot. Impact with a NeckBreaker for a two count. El Patron launches Impact over the top rope. El Patron starts paint brushing Moose. El Patron and EC3 with a Double DDT for a two count. El Patron and EC3 are trading back and forth shots. Impact lands a SpringBoard Double Crossbody Block. Impact dropkicks El Patron. Impact follows that with the Shining Wizard for a two count. Moose PowerBombs Impact. Moose delivers two Bicycle Kicks to El Patron and EC3. Impact SuperKicks Moose. A four way striking fest breaks out in the center of the ring.
Coming out of the commercial break, Moose blocks the Neck Breaker. Moose tosses Impact out of the ring. El Patron launches Moose over the steel guard rail. El Patron and Moose are brawling in the crowd. EC3 whips Impact shoulder first to the ring steps. Now Impact and EC3 are sent over the ringside barricade. Impact repeatedly hits El Patron and EC3 with a crutch. El Patron puts Impact in a trash can. Impact throws the trash can at EC3. Impact rolls EC3 back into the ring. Impact with the lateral press for a two count. El Patron connects with an Inside Out DDT.
El Patron and EC3 places Impact on the top turnbuckle. Impact negates a Double SuperPlex. Moose and Impact delivers Stereo PowerBombs. Both men are laid out after a double clothesline. El Patron attacks the left shoulder of Moose. Moose responds with a Big Lariat. Moose HeadButts EC3. Moose brings his lighting quick offense to Impact and EC3. Moose goes for the Go To Hell, but Impact counters with a Hurricanrana. EC3 connects with The One Percenter. Impact responds with The Moonlight Drive for a two count.
Impact goes for The Final CountDown, but El Patron counters with a Running Enzuigiri. El Patron with a BackStabber to Moose. El Patron clotheslines EC3. El Patron decks EC3 with The Step Up Enzuigiri. El Patron locks in The Cross Arm-Breaker. Moose breaks up the submission attempt. Moose goes for a Baseball Slide Dropkick, but El Patron ducks out of the way. El Patron SuperKicks Moose. Impact with a Jumping Knee Strike to El Patron. EC3 rolls Impact over for a two count. EC3 goes for the One Percenter, but Impact counters with an O’Connor Roll to pickup the victory.
Winner: Johnny Impact via Pinfall
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