February 15, 2018
The Impact Zone
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Sami Callihan w/oVe vs. Bobby Lashley
Lashley charges towards Callihan before the bell rings. Lashley with an Inside Out Lariat to Callihan. Lashley goes for a Spear, but Callihan ducks out of the way. Callihan levels Lashley with a Leaping Enzuigiri. Lashley responds with a Running Lariat from the ring apron. oVe drags Lashley out of the ring. Lashley is throwing oVe around the ringside area. Callihan drops Lashley with The PK. Callihan throws Lashley out of the ring. Lashley fires back with multiple haymakers. Callihan ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Callihan connects with a Swinging DDT on the floor. Lashley gets back in the ring at the count of nine.
Lashley hits The Delayed Vertical Suplex. Once again Lashley is distracted by oVe. Callihan dumps Lashley over the top rope. Callihan throws Lashley sternum first to the steel guard rail. Callihan slaps the chest of Lashley. Callihan is arguing with the referee. Callihan shoves the ring announcer. Callihan delivers more knife edge chops. Callihan goes for the Wrap Around Boot, but Lashley counters with a Spear.
Coming out of the commercial break, Lashley and Callihan are trading back and forth shots. Lashley decks Callihan with a Back Elbow Strike. Lashley follows that with a clothesline. Lashley with a Corner Spear to Callihan. Callihan side steps Lashley into the turnbuckles. Callihan with a Step Up Enzuigiri to Lashley. Lashley responds with a Running Crossbody Block. Lashley hits The SpineBuster. Lashley goes for a Spear, but Callihan counters with a Triangle Choke. Lashley gets back to a vertical base.
Lashley with a Running PowerSlam for a two count. Lashley drives Callihan back first into the turnbuckles. Callihan is biting the forehead of Lashley. Callihan blocks the SuperPlex. Callihan dishes out a Cheeky Nandos Kick. Callihan follows that with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Callihan with Two Running Pump Kicks to Lashley. Lashley is pissed. Lashley connects with the Dominator. Lashley Spears Callihan for a two count as oVe breaks up the pin attempt to cause the disqualification. After the match, oVe are putting the boots to Lashley. Eddie Edwards storms into the ring to make the save.
Winner: Bobby Lashley via Disqualification
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— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) February 16, 2018
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— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) February 16, 2018
Second Match: Hania vs. Rosemary
Rosemary tackles Hania before the bell rings. Rosemary transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rosemary drags Hania to the corner. Rosemary delivers multiple forearm smashes. Hania side steps Rosemary into the turnbuckles. Hania with forearm shivers to Rosemary. Rosemary drops Hania with a Flying Haymaker off the second rope. Hania whips Rosemary shoulder first to the middle turnbuckle.
Hania with a clubbing blow to the back of Rosemary. Hania follows that with a Spinning Heel Kick for a two count. Hania and Rosemary are trading back and forth shots. Hania with another Spinning Heel Kick for a two count. Hania goes for a Corner Clothesline, but Rosemary counters with a Back Elbow Strike. Rosemary locks in The Upside Down. Hania blocks The Missile Dropkick.
Hania connects with a WheelBarrow FaceBuster. Hania goes for a Reverse DDT, but Rosemary blocks it. Hania kicks Rosemary in the face. Hania lands The Flying Crossbody Block. Rosemary rolls Hania over to pickup the victory. After the match, Hania attacks Rosemary. Hania throws Rosemary out of the ring. Hania throws Rosemary shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Hania continues to talk smack to Rosemary. Rosemary is biting Hania’s shoulder. Rosemary goes for the Red Wedding, but Hania lands back on her feet.
Winner: Rosemary via Pinfall
Third Match: Matt Sydal & Johnny Impact vs. Ethan Carter III & Tyrus
EC3 and Sydal will start things off. Sydal tags in Impact. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. EC3 rolls Impact over for a one count. EC3 applies a side headlock. EC3 drops Impact with a shoulder tackle. EC3 kicks Impact in the gut. Impact slides under EC3. Impact lands two deep arm-drags. Impact applies an arm-bar. Impact tags in Sydal. Sydal lands a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Following an arm-drag takedown, Sydal applies an arm-bar. EC3 rolls Sydal over for a two count. Sydal applies a wrist lock. Sydal kicks the back of EC3’s hamstring. Sydal tags in Impact. EC3 is trying to create separation. Sydal and Impact takes out EC3 with Stereo Dropkicks. EC3 tags in Tyrus.
Tyrus runs through Sydal and Impact with a Double Clothesline. Impact heads to the ring apron. Impact rocks Tyrus with an enzuigiri. Impact SpringBoards over Tyrus. Impact tags in Sydal. Sydal ducks a clothesline from Tyrus. Sydal with multiple buzzsaw kicks. Sydal decks Tyrus with a leg lariat. Sydal with a Standing MoonSault for a one count. Sydal goes for a Flying Clothesline, but Tyrus counters with a HeadButt. Tyrus follows that with a Heart Punch. Tyrus tags in EC3. EC3 applies an Cravate. EC3 with a Clubbing Blow to the back of Sydal. EC3 with a Delayed Vertical Suplex. EC3 tags in Tyrus.
Tyrus levels Sydal with a stiff bodyshot. Sydal is trying to chop down Tyrus. Tyrus connects with an Exploder Suplex. Tyrus follows that with a Stinger Splash. Tyrus is talking smack to Impact. Tyrus goes for a Second Rope Splash, but Sydal ducks out of the way. Sydal drops EC3 with a Spinning Heel Kick. Sydal tags in Impact. Impact with short-arm lariats to EC3. Impact levels EC3 with a Leg Lariat. Impact kicks Tyrus out of the ring. Impact with The Moonlight Driver for a two count. EC3 kicks Impact in the chest.
EC3 clotheslines Impact over the rope. Sydal responds with a Jumping Knee Strike. Sydal drops EC3 with a High Thrust Kick. Sydal goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Tyrus catches him in mid-air. Tyrus dumps Sydal back first on the ring apron. EC3 with a JawBreaker to Impact. EC3 goes for The EC3 Splash, but Impact ducks out of the way. Impact kicks the tailbone of EC3. Impact sends EC3 sternum first to the turnbuckles. Tyrus trips Impact from the outside. EC3 uses the middle rope for leverage to pickup the victory.
Winner: Ethan Carter III & Tyrus via Pinfall
Fourth Match: “The Machine” Brian Cage vs. John Cruz
Cage drops Cruz with a shoulder tackle. Cage with a series of Corner Lariats to Cruz. Cage connects with a Biel Throw. Cage PowerBombs Cruz. Cage follows that with a Nasty Buckle Bomb. Cage lays out Cruz with a Discus Lariat. Cage plants Cruz with The Drill Claw to pickup the victory.
Winner: Brian Cage via Pinfall
Matchup’s For Next Weeks Impact:
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— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) February 16, 2018
Fifth Match: Taiji Ishimori vs. El Hijo Del Fantasma For The IMPACT X-Division Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Fantasma backs Ishimori into the ropes. Test of strength leads us to a hammer lock exchange. Fantasma applies a side headlock. Ishimori reverses the hold. We have a standoff in the center of the ring. Fantasma with a single leg takedown to Ishimori. Fantasma follows that with an arm-drag takeover. Ishimori arm-drags Fantasma out of the ring. Fantasma is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Fantasma starts bending Ishimori fingers. Fantasma drops Ishimori with a Big Boot for a two count. Fantasma with a Corner Clothesline. Fantasma kicks the shoulder of Ishimori for a two count. Fantasma dumps Ishimori on the top rope.
Fantasma rolls over into an Indian Death Lock. Ishimori crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Fantasma connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl BackBreaker for a two count. Fantasma applies an Bow and Arrow Stretch. Coming out of the commercial break, Ishimori side steps Fantasma into the turnbuckles. Ishimori slides under Fantasma. Ishimori rams his shoulders into the midsection of Fantasma. Ishimori connects with a SpringBoard Seated Senton.
Ishimori follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. Ishimori rolls Fantasma back into the ring. Ishimori with the lateral press for a two count. Ishimori with a Double Knee Strike to Fantasma. Ishimori lands a Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Ishimori kicks the hamstring of Fantasma. Fantasma responds with a Thrust Kick. Fantasma takes out Ishimori with a Suicide Dive.
Ishimori MoonSaults off the ring apron. Ishimori delivers a Running Hurricanrana on the floor. Fantasma kicks Ishimori in the gut. Ishimori responds with a Modified 619. Ishimori lands The Golden MoonSault. Fantasma levels Ishimori with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Fantasma with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Fantasma goes for The Thrill Of The Hunt, but Ishimori counters with a TombStone GutBuster. Ishimori hits The 450 Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IMPACT Knockouts Champion, Taiji Ishimori via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Austin Aries (c) vs. Eli Drake w/Chris Adonis For The IMPACT World Championship
Drake wants the Impact Zone to shut their mouths. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Drake applies a hammer lock. Drake shoves Aries to the corner. Drake starts talking smack to Aries. Aries drop toe holds Drake into the canvas. Aries is grappling around Drake. Aries locks in The Last Chancery. Drake immediately crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Aries is chilling on the top rope. Meanwhile, Drake is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Drake with a knee lift to Aries. Drake is throwing multiple haymakers. Aries dives over Drake. Aries lands two deep arm-drags. Drake responds with a HeadScissors Leg Lock. Aries dropkicks Drake. Following a long striking exchange, Aries is ramming his shoulders into the midsection of Drake.
Coming out of the commercial break, Aries delivers a Running Elbow Drop for a two count. Aries sends Drake to the corner. Aries decks Drake with a Running Back Elbow Strike. Following a snap mare takeover, Aries lands a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Aries goes for a Discus Forearm Smash, but Drake counters with a Big Boot. Drake with a clubbing blow to the back of Aries. Drake with a Running Leg Drop for a two count. Drake his elbow to the forehead of Aries. Aries kicks Drake in the hamstring. Drake side steps Aries into the turnbuckles. Drake with a Leaping NeckBreaker for a two count. Drake is choking Aries with his boot.
Drake catapults Aries throat first to the middle rope for a two count. Aries responds with a SitOut JawBreaker. Drake PowerSlams Aries. Drake goes for a Running Knee Drop, but Aries ducks out of the way. Aries rakes the back of Drake. Drake decks Aries with a Back Elbow Smash. Aries rolls out of the SpringBoard MoonSault from Drake. After a long punching exchange, Drake launches Aries to the ring apron. Aries hits The NeckBreaker on the middle rope. Aries lands a Missile Dropkick for a two count. Aries blocks The Gravy Train. Aries with a Double Chop to Drake. The O’Connor Roll from Aries only gets a two count. Aries creates distance with a big haymaker.
Aries ascends to the top turnbuckle. Drake connects with The SuperPlex. Drake follows that with The Gravy Train for a two count. Aries sends Drake crashing shoulder first to the steel ring post. Aries levels Drake with The Corner Dropkick. Aries goes for The Brain Buster, but Drake counters with a Front Suplex. Aries launches Drake over the top rope. Aries takes out Adonis with The Suicide Dive. Aries checks on the fans around the ringside area who were introduced to the steel guard rail.
Drake throws Aries back first to the ring apron. Drake rolls Aries back into the ring. Drake goes for The Gravy Train, but Aries counters with a Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Aries gets Drake trapped in The Last Chancery. Aries knocks Adonis off the ring apron. Drake with a school boy rollup for a two count. Aries responds with a Discus Forearm Smash. Aries plants Drake with The Brain Buster to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IMPACT World Champion, Austin Aries via Pinfall