Impact Wrestling “Under Pressure”
May 31, 2018
The Impact Zone
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Eli Drake vs. Scott Steiner
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Steiner backs Drake into the turnbuckles. Steiner is showing off his pecks. Drake talks smack to Steiner. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Drake overpowers Steiner in the corner. Steiner ducks a clothesline from Drake. Drake is trying to create separation. Drake pokes Steiner in the eye. Steiner with a Snap Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex to Drake. Drake responds with SlingShot Shoulder Block. Drake PowerSlams Steiner.
Drake goes for The ELI DRAKE Elbow Drop, but Steiner ducks out of the way. Steiner clotheslines Drake. Steiner with a Elbow Drop for a two count. Drake rolls himself out of the ring. Steiner bounces Drake’s head on the steel guard rail. Drake kicks Steiner in the gut. Drake delivers a clubbing blow to the back of Steiner. Drake follows that with a big haymaker. Steiner irish whips Drake back first across the steel guard rail.
Steiner goes for a BodySlam, but Drake lands back on his feet. Drake sends Steiner face first to the steel ring post. Drake grabs a steel chair. Drake goes for a Flying Double Axe Handle, but Steiner counters with another Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Steiner drops Drake with a FlatLiner. Steiner goes for The Steiner Recliner, but Drake counters with an Electric Chair Drop. Drake rams his shoulders into the midsection of Steiner. Steiner knocks Drake off the ring apron. Drake blasts Steiner with the steel chair to pickup the victory.
Winner: Eli Drake via Pinfall
Second Match: Tessa Blanchard vs. Madison Rayne
Blanchard pie faces Rayne. Rayne responds with a series of forearm shivers. Blanchard drives her knee into the midsection of Rayne. Rayne ducks a clothesline from Blanchard. Rayne with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOvr. Rayne with a flurry of pinning combinations. Rayne slides under Blanchard. Blanchard puts down Rayne with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker. Blanchard with Two Short-Arm Clotheslines for a two count. Blanchard transitions into a ground and pound attack.
Blanchard rocks Rayne with a Forearm Smash. Blanchard whips Rayne face first across the middle rope. Blanchard goes for a Sliding Elbow Smash, but Rayne ducks out of the way. Rayne unloads more forearm shivers. Blanchard slams Rayne’s head on the canvas. Blanchard dropkicks the back of Rayne for a two count. Blanchard and Rayne are trading back and forth shots. Blanchard nails Rayne with a Swinging Full Nelson FlatLiner for a two count. Blanchard applies a rear chin lock. Rayne gets back to a vertical base. Rayne with bodyshots to Blanchard. Rayne decks Blanchard with a Step Up Enzuigiri.
Rayne fires up with a Chop/Forearm Combination. Rayne irish whips Blanchard to the corner. Rayne delivers a Corner Clothesline. Rayne follows that with a Sliding Line for a two count. Rayne connects with a Northern Lights Suplex for a two count. Rayne locks in The Dragon Sleeper. Rayne kicks Blanchard in the jaw. Blanchard gets Rayne perched on the middle turnbuckle. Blanchard hits The Draping FlatLiner for a two count. Blanchard yells at the referee. Blanchard goes for The Hammerlock DDT, but Rayne rolls her over to pickup the victory.
Winner: Madison Rayne via Pinfall
Eddie Kingston & LAX Segment:
Third Match: Brian Cage vs. Dezmond Xavier
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Cage launches Xavier to the corner. Xavier applies a waist lock. Cage responds with a wrist lock. Xavier dives over Cage. Xavier repeatedly dropkicks Cage into the turnbuckles. Xavier with a Missile Dropkick off the steel ring steps. Xavier delivers a RoundHouse Kick across the chest of Cage. Cage sweeps the legs of Xavier. Cage dumps Xavier on the ring apron. Cage rolls Xavier back into the ring. Cage with a Running European Uppercut to Xavier. Cage follows that with a Biel Throw.
Cage with a Back Body Drop. Cage goes for another Biel Throw, but Xavier lands back on his feet. Xavier decks Cage with a Back Elbow Smash. Xavier goes for a Tornado DDT, but Cage counters with a Butterfly Suplex. Xavier side steps Cage into the turnbuckles. Xavier unloads a flurry of strikes in the corner. Xavier rocks Cage with a Step Up Enzuigiri.
Xavier dropkicks Cage out of the ring. Xavier lands The Space Fly Tiger Drop. Cage drives Xavier back first into the ring apron. Xavier SuperKicks Cage. Xavier follows that with Two Running Enzuigiri’s. Cage is pissed off. Xavier with a SlingShout Double Knee Strike to the back of Cage. Xavier hits The Final Flash for a one count. Cage plants Xavier with The Drill Claw to pickup the victory.
Winner: Brian Cage via Pinfall
Austin Aries Backstage Interview:
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 1, 2018
Fourth Match: Allie (c) vs. Su Yung in a Last Rite’s Match For The IMPACT Knockouts Championship
Allie starts teeing off on Yung after the bell rings. Allie with a Corner Clothesline to Yung. Allie delivers a TurnBuckle Suplex. Allie repeatedly stomps on Yung’s chest. Allie ducks a clothesline from Yung. Allie unloads multiple knife edge chops. Allie goes for a Swinging Neck Breaker, but Yung counters with an STO. Yung is choking Allie in the center of the ring. Yung applies a Body Scissors Hold. Yung slams Allie’s head on the canvas. Yung kicks Allie in the ribs. Yung is mauling Allie on the middle rope.
Yung applies The Lotus Lock. Yung rams her shoulders into the midsection of Allie. Allie creates distance with a Turnbuckle FlatLiner. Allie follows that with a Sliding Forearm Smash. Yung puts Allie in the coffin. Allie with a Big Boot to Yung. Allie lands a Flying Forearm Smash. Allie bounces Yung’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Allie goes for a ShotGun Dropkick, but Yung ducks out of the way. Yung unloads vicious kicks.
Allie is trying to play mind games with Yung. Yung drops Allie with a Running Uppercut. Yung brings a steel chair into the ring. Allie fires up with Running Axe Handles. Allie with a Side Russian Leg Sweep to Yung. Allie connects with a Chair Assisted CodeBreaker. Allie rolls Yung into the coffin. Yung blasts Allie with a Palm Strike. Allie responds with a SuperKick. Allie can’t close the lid. Yung locks in The Mandible Claw. Yung closes the lid to pickup the victory.
Winner: New IMPACT Knockouts Champion, Su Yung
Fifth Match: Pentagon Jr (c) vs. Austin Aries For The IMPACT World Championship
Winner: New IMPACT World Champion, Austin Aries
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