October 18, 2018
Queens, New York
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
Johnny Impact & Fenix In-Ring Segment:
Wrestling is a crazy business, but that’s what he loves about wrestling since he was a kid. He begged his dad to take him to wrestling shows. lmpact always been the kind of guy to go for it when he wants something. He did a lot of things that people thought were dumb, but he’s proud of them because he did them. Everyone who dreams of becoming a wrestler wants to become a World Champion, and he’s gotten close and been told he has the look to be a champion, and he has the potential, but that it was never his night.
Impact almost believed it, but now, he’s got the title, and everything he’s worked for has culminated in this, and the business is what we make it. Impact is the guy who won’t hide behind two goons and play backstage politics and tweet things because he knows he doesn’t have what it takes. He’ll give anyone who deserves a title shot what they want. Fenix comes out to interrupt Impact. Fenix congratulates Impact on his big victory.
Fenix has won championships around the world, except in Impact Wrestling. It’s an incredible opportunity to fight for his belt. Fenix wants a title shot for next week. Impact says it’s a good time to come out, because after he said all that stuff, he’s not going to say no. They’re friends, but they’ll both do what they have to in order to walk out with the title next week. No matter what happens, though, they’ll shake hands after the match because, unlike the ex-champion, they’re professionals. They’ll tear this place down next week because that’s what they do.
McKenzie Mitchell Backstage Interview With Tommy Dreamer:
What can we expect from Tommy Dreamer coming off the heels of Bound For Glory? You can expect the unexpected. Moose could go down as one of the greatest athletes to ever go from the NFL to Professional Wrestling. Wahoo McDaniel, Ernie Ladd, Bill Goldberg and Moose stepped up like no other athletes. Unfortunately Moose decided to take short cuts. Moose would do anything for success, but he didn’t get the job done. Moose and Kross lost at Bound For Glory.
Moose has to learn from those mistakes. As Dreamer got dumped on his head, he had to watch Moose take out Eddie Edwards. Dreamer’s vision was foggy, but he saw the pain Edwards went through. Dreamer lived with pain his entire life. Dreamer is going to kill Moose. Maybe Dreamer should go old school. Maybe he’ll pick up a chair and wrap around Moose’s dome. Moose can suffer a concussion like Dreamer did in the 90s. Concussion shouldn’t happen anymore, but Dreamer has never been politically correct, and he’s proud of it.
– Taya Valkyrie defeated Katarina in a singles match. Valkyrie still has no respect for Tessa Blanchard.
– Ethan Page defeated Trevor Lee.
Ethan Page & Matt Sydal Backstage Segment:
Sydal is meditating. Sydal and Page are on a path to transcendence and enlightenment. Page is here to show the world a little bit of what they enjoy. It’s time to open third eyes. But sometimes that path is fraught with suffering and at Bound For Glory, they suffered defeat at the hands of Rich Swann and Willie Mack. In the back they discussed the Buddhist Four Noble Truths. The first one is life is suffering and they accepted that. Before Page met Sydal, he suffered a lot worse. The suffering at Bound For Glory wasn’t as painful because of Sydal. Page is in tune with himself. Suffering is your opportunity for growth and tonight Page can show the world what growth he achieved. Page will open Trevor Lee’s third eye. Page will show Lee how to suffer. Suffering is universal namaste.
– The Great Gama Singh challenges Rohit Raju to a match. This will be Raju’s final test.
– Petey Williams was looking for the “Smoke Show”, Scarlett Bordeaux. Is Scarlett’s talent search over? Scarlett’s talent search is not exclusive to wrestlers. Fans be can involved as well. Scarlett is having a viewing party next week.
Eli Drake Backstage Interview:
LAX & The OGz Segment:
Third Match: Killer Kross w/Moose vs. Tommy Dreamer
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kross backs Dreamer into the turnbuckles. Kross with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Kross drops Dreamer with a shoulder tackle. Kross goes for a Knee Drop, but Dreamer ducks out of the way. Dreamer lands a deep arm-drag. Dreamer applies an arm-bar. Kross with a palm strike. Dreamer ducks a clothesline from Kross. Dreamer clotheslines Kross over the top rope. Dreamer slaps Kross in the chest. Dreamer follows that with The Bionic Elbow. Kross dumps Dreamer crotch first on the guard rail. Kross is choking the life out of Dreamer. Kross with a clubbing blow to the chest of Dreamer. Moose attacks Dreamer behind the referee’s back.
Kross with the cover for a one count. Kross is throwing haymakers at Dreamer. Kross repeatedly whips Dreamer back first across the turnbuckles. Kross with a Corner Clothesline. Dreamer kicks Kross in the jaw. Kross responds with an Exploder Suplex. Kross poses for the crowd. Kross with the lateral press for a two count. Kross applies a hammer lock. Kross talks smack to Dreamer. Kross with a Hammer Lock Lariat for a two count. Kross applies a Side Cravate. Kross bodyslams Dreamer. Kross drags Dreamer to the corner. Kross ascends to the top turnbuckle.
Dreamer stops Kross in his tracks. Dreamer with a SuperPlex. Kross and Dreamer are trading back and forth shots. Kross applies a waist lock. Kross goes for a German Suplex, but Dreamer counters with a Back Elbow Smash. Dreamer connects with a Cutter. Dreamer is distracted by Moose. Dreamer low blows Kross. Dreamer ducks a clothesline from Moose. Dreamer with a NeckBreaker/DDT Combination. Dreamer blasts Kross with a Kendo Stick. Dreamer bites the left eye of Kross. Dreamer goes for a Death Valley Driver, but Kross counters with Two Doomsday Saito Suplex’s. The referee calls for the bell. After the match, Kross and Moose destroys Dreamer.
Winner: Killer Kross via Referee Stoppage
– Recap of Abyss Impact Wrestling Hall Of Fame Speech.
Fourth Match: Allie w/Kiera Hogan vs. Alisha Edwards
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Allie rolls Edwards over for a one count. Edwards with a backslide cover for a two count. Edwards and Allie traded deep arm-drags. Edwards drops Allie with a shoulder tackle. Edwards goes for a Senton Splash, but Allie ducks out of the way. Allie with a Senton Splash. Edwards whips Allie to the corner. Allie with a Running Clothesline for a two count. Allie bounces Edwards head on the top turnbuckle pad. Forearm Exchange. Edwards clotheslines Allie. Allie reverses out of the irish whip from Edwards.
Allie drop toe holds Edwards to the middle rope. Edwards connects with a FlatLiner for a two count. Edwards goes for a Running Boot, but Allie ducks out of the way. Edwards applies a Sleeper Hold. Allie is fired up. Allie starts teeing off on Edwards. Allie repeatedly stomps on Edwards chest. Allie is in a deep trance. Allie plants Edwards with The CodeBreaker to pickup the victory. After the match, Allie transitions into a ground and pound attack. Allie starts choking Edwards. Hogan is trying to calm down Allie.
Winner: Allie via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Brian Cage (c) vs. Rich Swann For The IMPACT X-Division Championship
Swann dances around the ring. Cage shoves Swann to the canvas. Swan with rapid fire forearms. Cage drops Swann with a shoulder tackle. Swann ducks a clothesline from Cage. Swann slips over Cage’s back. Swann dropkicks Cage. Cage goes for a German Suplex, but Swann lands back on his feet. Swann with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Swann goes for a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver, but Cage counters with a PowerBomb. Cage sends Swann chest first to the turnbuckles. Cage with a series of Corner Clotheslines. Cage with a short-arm clothesline. Swann blocks a Delayed Vertical Suplex. Swann tosses Cage out of the ring. Swann SuperKicks Cage. Cage catches Swann in mid-air. Cage BuckleBombs Swann into the steel ring post. Cage with a Deadlift SuperPlex off the second rope for a two count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Cage is lighting up Swann’s chest. Cage bounces Swann’s head on the top turnbuckle. Swann is having a hard time creating separation. Swann with a sunset flip for a two count. Cage kicks Swann in the chest. Cage with an Over Head Toss. Cage plays to the crowd. Cage with a Fallaway Slam for a two count. Cage goes for The F5, but Swann lands back on his feet. Swann avoids a Discus Lariat. Swann with a SpringBoard Side Kick. Swann drops Cage with a Spinning DDT for a two count. Cage is in the drop zone. Cage dodges The Phoenix Splash. Cage SuperKicks Swann. Swann responds with a flurry of kicks. Swann with a Running Heel Kick for a two count.
Swann attacks the injured leg of Cage. Cage with a PumpHandle Michinoku Driver for a two count. Cage goes for a PowerBomb, but Swann lands back on his feet. Cage with an Olympic Slam for a two count. Cage places Swann on the top turnbuckle. Cage with clubbing chops in the corner. Swann fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Cage kicks Swann in the face. Swann responds with a Flying Cutter. Swann connects with a HandSpring Cutter. Swann lands a 450 Splash for a two count. Swann goes for The Phoenix Splash, but Cage ducks out of the way. Cage BuckleBomb Swann. Cage plants Swann with Weapon X to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IMPACT X-Division Champion, Brian Cage via Pinfall
– Sami Callihan will be the next challenger for Brian Cage’s X-Division Title. The show ends with Brian Cage brawling with oVe.
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