March 8, 2018
The Impact Zone
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: LAX (c) vs. The Cult of Lee For The IMPACT World Tag Team Championship
LAX attacks The Cult of Lee before the bell rings. Ortiz is putting the boots to Konley in the corner. Santana throws Lee out of the ring. Lee and Santana are trading back and forth shots on the floor. Santana kicks Lee in the gut. Santana follows that with a forearm smash. Santana bodyslams Lee on the floor. Ortiz with a Snap Vertical Suplex to Konley. LAX are double teaming Lee on the other side of the ring. Ortiz thrust kicks the midsection of Lee. Konley bounces Santana’s head on the ring steps.
Konley delivers a clubbing blow to the back of Santana. Ortiz whips Lee shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Konnan is trying to pump up the crowd. Santana rolls Konley back into the ring. Santana is lighting up Konley’s chest in the corner. Konley is trying to negate the tandem offense from LAX. Ortiz dumps Konley sternum first on the canvas. Santana connects with a Pop Up Senton. LAX follows that with a SpringBoard MoonSault/Leg Drop Combination. Ortiz knocks Lee off the ring apron.
Coming out of the commercial, Konley has Santana in a front facelock. Lee is choking Santana behind the referee’s back. The Cult of Lee are cutting the ring in half. Konnan hops on the ring apron to distract the referee. Santana with forearm smashes to Lee. Santana decks Lee with a Running Knee. Santana tags in Ortiz. Ortiz with two back forearm smashes. Ortiz hits the Back Body Drop. Ortiz runs through Konley with a Body Avalanche. Ortiz places Konley crotch first on the top rope. Ortiz with an Avalanche X-Factor for a two count.
Ortiz ducks a clothesline from Lee. Ortiz PowerSlams Lee. Santana follows that with a Tip Up MoonSault. Ortiz takes out Konley with a Suicide Dive. Santana lands a SomerSault Plancha. Ortiz rolls Konley back into the ring. Ortiz with the cover for a two count. Konley shoves Ortiz into Santana. Lee decks Santana with a CaveMan Punch. Konley delivers a Spinning Back Fist. Lee follows that with a Bicycle Kick.
Konley connects with a Samoan Driver for a two count. Ortiz blocks The PK from Lee. Ortiz drives Lee face first to the ring apron. Ortiz with a Spinning Cutter to Konley. LAX goes for The Street Sweepers, but Lee gets in the way. Konley with a Bridging Jack Knife Cover for a two count. Santana lands a Swanton Bomb. Konnan trips Lee from the outside. LAX plants Konley with The Street Sweepers to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IMPACT World Tag Team Champions, LAX via Pinfall
Bobby Lashley Backstage Interview:
Second Match: Taiji Ishimori (c) vs. Matt Sydal (c) For The IMPACT X-Division & Grand Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Sydal backs Ishimori into the ropes. Sydal calls for peace. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Sydal applies a wrist lock. Ishimori reverses the hold. Ishimori ducks a clothesline from Sydal. Ishimori hits a Leg Scissors TakeOver. Ishimori follows that with a dropkick. Ishimori goes for a waist lock takedown, but Sydal counters with a deep arm-drag. Sydal delivers a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Sydal is mauling Ishimori in the corner. Sydal dishes out a knife edge chop. Sydal with a Sliding Knee Strike to Ishimori. Sydal places Ishimori on the top turnbuckle. Ishimori lands a Flying DDT.
Coming out of the commercial break, Ishimori has Sydal in a rear chin lock. Sydal gets back to a vertical base. Ishimori goes for a BodySlam, but Sydal counters with a Leg Drop for a two count. Sydal kicks the hamstring of Ishimori. Sydal with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Sydal locks in the Single Leg Boston Crab. Ishimori crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Sydal bounces Ishimori’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Sydal turns a Sunset Flip into Two Leg Twists. Sydal applies a Modified Muta Lock. Sydal takes down Ishimori with an Ankle Pick. Ishimori decks Sydal with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Sydal responds with a Side Russian Leg Sweep.
Sydal is applying pressure the left leg of Ishimori. Ishimori regains momentum with a HandSpring Enzuigiri. Ishimori rips off his t-shirt. Ishimori fires off a Running Double Knee Strike. Ishimori dumps Sydal on the canvas. Ishimori with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Ishimori goes for a TombStone, but Sydal lands back on his feet. Ishimori gets Sydal trapped in the Reverse Torture Rack. Ishimori connects with an Ace Crusher for a two count. Ishimori reverse out of the irish whip. Ishimori levels Sydal with a Big Boot. Sydal responds with a Standing FrankenSteiner for a two count. Sydal is showing his frustration. Following a standing switch exchange, Sydal with a Sliding German Suplex for a two count. Sydal goes for a Standing MoonSault, but Ishimori gets his knees up in the air. Sydal rolls himself out of the ring.
Ishimori lands a Golden Triangle MoonSault. Ishimori follows that with a Running Hurricanrana on the ramp. Sydal avoids the referee’s ten count. Sydal goes for a leg lariat, but Ishimori rolls him over for a two count. Sydal kicks Ishimori in the chest. Sydal with a Flying Double Knee Strike for a two count. Ishimori and Sydal are trading back and forth shots. Sydal rocks Ishimori with a Big Leg Lariat. Sydal follows that with a Jumping Knee Strike. Sydal goes for The Shooting Star Press, but Ishimori ducks out of the way. Ishimori connects with a TombStone Double Knee GutBuster. Ishimori ascends to the top turnbuckle. Ishimori blocks the Standing FrankenSteiner. Ishimori goes for a 450 Splash, but Sydal gets his knees up in the air. Sydal lands The Shooting Star Press to pickup the victory.
Winner: New IMPACT X-Division Champion, Matt Sydal via Pinfall
Third Match: Laurel Van Ness (c) vs. Allie For The IMPACT Knockouts Championship
Allie and Van Ness are exchanging blows on the stage before the bell rings. Van Ness goes for The Unprettier, but Allie blocks it. Allie bounces Van Ness head on the ring apron. Allie delivers two knife edge chop. Allie with a Corner Clothesline to Van Ness. Allie rams Van Ness head across the middle turnbuckle. Allie with a Sliding Lariat. Van Ness knocks Allie off the ring apron. Van Ness with a Draping DDT for a two count. Van Ness is mauling Allie on the middle rope. Van Ness dropkicks the back of Allie for a two count. Van Ness transitions into a ground and pound attack. Van Ness is getting annoyed with the Impact Zone.
Van Ness repeatedly stomps on Allie’s chest Van Ness drives Allie head to the canvas. Van Ness is demolishing Allie in the center of the ring. Van Ness kicks Allie in the gut. Van Ness follows that with a Running Neck Snap. Allie slaps Van Ness in the face. Allie with a German Suplex. Van Ness with a drop toe hold which sends Allie crashing face first across the middle rope. Allie takes down Van Ness with a Codebreaker. Allie is throwing multiple forearm smashes. Allie fires up with two lariats. Allie with a Basement Dropkick to Van Ness. Allie follows that with a Vertical Suplex for a two count.
Allie dumps Van Ness out of the ring. Van Ness drives Allie back first to the ring apron. Allie side steps Van Ness into a steel chair. Allie runs through Van Ness with a Clubbing Forearm Smash. Van Ness connects with a Unprettier on the floor. Allie avoids the referee’s ten count. Van Ness is putting the boots to Allie on the bottom rope. Van Ness with a series of Bow and Arrow Stomps. Van Ness hits a Running Curb Stomp for a two count. Van Ness grabs the Knockouts Title. Allie delivers a Death Valley Driver. Allie SuperKicks Van Ness to pickup the victory.
Winner: New IMPACT Knockouts Champion, Allie via Pinfall
Austin Aries Backstage Interview:
Fourth Match: Bobby Lashley & Brian Cage vs. oVe
Lashley clotheslines oVe on the stage before the bell rings. Lashley rolls Dave back into the ring. Lashley wants the referee to ring the bell. Callihan attacks Lashley with a baseball bat behind the referee’s back. Dave is choking Lashley with a jacket. Jake with a Forearm Smash to Lashley. Lashley takes down oVe with a Double Vertical Suplex. Lashley connects with a Biel Throw. Callihan trips Lashley from the outside. Jake SuperKicks Lashley. Jake follows that with a Spinning Leg Lariat for a two count. Dave is ramming his shoulders into the midsection of Lashley.
Jake decks Lashley with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dave is mauling Lashley in the center of the ring. Dave drives his knee to the back of Lashley. Dave with the lateral press for a two count. Dave tags in Jake. oVe continues to double team Lashley in the corner. Jake is wrenching the ankle of Lashley. Lashley shoves Jake out of the ring. Lashley with a back elbow smash to Dave. Lashley sends Jake crashing into his brother with an Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex.
Brian Cage makes his way to the ring. Cage tags himself in. Cage dishes out clubbing lariats. Cage with a Back Body Drop to Jake. Dave goes for a Clothesline, but Cage stands still. Cage SuperKicks Dave. Cage uppercuts Dave. Cage follows that with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Cage catches Jake in mid-air. Cage connects with a PowerBomb/PowerSlam Combination. Lashley Spears Callihan. Cage plants Jake with The Drill Claw to pickup the victory.
Winner: Bobby Lashley & Brian Cage via Pinfall
Johnny Impact Backstage Interview:
Fifth Match: Austin Aries (c) vs. Johnny Impact For The IMPACT World Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Aries applies a waist lock. Impact responds with a wrist lock. Impact drops Aries with a shoulder tackle. Impact with a leg sweep to Aries. Impact follows that with a Spinning Leg Drop. Aries is trying to regain his composure in the corner. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Impact applies a side headlock. Impact transitions into a front facelock. This grappling exchange continues the center of the ring. Aries dives over Impact. Aries ducks a clothesline of Impact. Aries lands two deep arm-drags for a one two count. Aries dropkicks Impact. Aries with a SlingShot Lariat to the back of Impact.
Coming out of the commercial break, Impact clotheslines Aries for a one count. Impact throws Aries back first to the corner. Aries kicks Impact in the face. Impact responds with a Samoan Drop. Impact with a Standing Corkscrew Splash for a two count. Impact applies a Sleeper Hold. Aries gets Impact in a pinning predicament for a one count. Aries creates distance with two back elbow smashes. Impact with a STO/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination for a two count. Impact kicks Aries in the gut. Impact side steps Aries into the turnbuckles. Impact slides under Aries. Impact decks Aries with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Aries sends Impact crashing to the outside.
Aries lands a Flying Clothesline. Aries lays Impact flat on the ring apron. Aries with a Running Knee Strike. Aries hits a SlingShot Senton. Aries follows that with a Running Elbow Drop for a two count. Aries kicks Impact in the ribs. Following a snap mare takeover, Aries with a Flying Clothesline to the back of Impact’s neck for a two count. Impact gets Aries tied in the tree of woe. Impact regains momentum with a Sliding German Suplex. Impact with a Double SpringBoard Enzuigiri for a two count. Aries repeatedly slaps the chest of Impact. Impact dodges a spinning back fist from Aries. Impact with a Leaping Leg Lariat. Impact lands a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count.
Aries rolls Impact over for a two count. Aries locks in the Last Chancery. Impact places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Aries goes for a BrainBuster, but Impact counters with a Knee Strike. Impact places Aries on the top turnbuckle. Aries blocks an Avalanche Spanish Fly from Impact. Impact levels Aries with a Wrap Around Enzuigiri. Impact connects with an Avalanche Spanish Fly. Impact goes for a The CountDown, but Aries ducks out of the way. Aries rocks Impact with a Nasty Forearm Smash.
Aries with a shoulder block to Impact. Impact responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Impact and Aries are trading back and forth shots. Aries with a Death Valley Driver on the apron. Aries follows that with a Draping NeckBreaker. Aries runs into a Big Boot from Impact. Impact with a cradle cover for a two count. Impact with a Shining Wizard to Aries. Impact misses on the Star Ship Pain. Aries sends Impact crashing into the turnbuckles with a Japanese Arm Drag. Aries with a Running Corner Dropkick to Impact. Aries plants Impact with a Brain Buster to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IMPACT World Champion, Austin Aries via Pinfall