May 17, 2019
The 2300 Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
What business does @TheRealDisco have out here?!
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 18, 2019
First Match: Knockouts Battle Royal
We’ll be going by complete order of eliminations. The Disco Inferno joins the commentary team for this match.
– Ashley Vox was eliminated by Tessa Blanchard
– Karissa Rivers was eliminated by Tessa Blanchard
– Tasha Steelz was eliminated by Solo Darling
– Solo Darling was eliminated by Tasha Steelz
– Alisha Edwards was eliminated by Tessa Blanchard
– Jordynne Grace was eliminated by Kiera Hogan
– Madison Rayne was eliminated by Tessa Blanchard and Scarlett Bordeaux
– Scarlett Bordeaux was eliminated by Kiera Hogan
– Kiera Hogan was eliminated by Tessa Blanchard
– Tessa Blanchard was eliminated by The Disco Inferno
Winner: The Disco Inferno
– Michael Elgin lays out Willie Mack in the parking lot area. Tonight’s main event will be Michael Elgin vs. Rich Swann.
Second Match: Rosemary vs. Su Yung in a Demon Collar Match
Forearm Exchange after the bell rings. Rosemary with a Biel Throw. Rosemary throws her jacket at Yung. Rosemary whips Yung across the ring. Rosemary puts Yung on the top turnbuckle. Yung kicks Rosemary in the chest. Rosemary blocks a punch from Yung. Rosemary bounces Yung’s head on the top turnbuckle. Rosemary gets Yung trapped in The Upside Down. Rosemary rolls Yung back into the ring. Yung repeatedly drives Rosemary shoulder first into the steel ring post. Yung brings out a steel chair from under the ring. Yung nails Rosemary with a palm strike. Yung is choking Rosemary. Yung with a Flying Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Yung is dragging Rosemary towards the stage.
Both ladies are knocked down after a double clothesline. Yung and Rosemary are trading back and forth shots. Rosemary drops Yung with The Reverse DDT. Rosemary goes for a German Suplex, but Yung blocks it. Yung decks Rosemary with a back elbow smash for a one count. Yung kicks Rosemary in the gut. Yung with a HeadScissors TakeOver across the middle turnbuckle. Yung with The Draping Pedigree for a two count. Yung brings out the blood stain glove. Rosemary avoids the red mist. Yung locks in The Mandible Claw. Rosemary blinds Yung with green mist. Rosemary Spears Yung. Rosemary plants Yung with The Red Wedding to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rosemary via Pinfall
Madison Rayne Backstage Interview:
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 18, 2019
Third Match: Madman Fulton w/Sami Callihan vs. Randy Shawn
Shawn is throwing haymakers at Fulton. Fulton is not phased one bit. Fulton launches Shawn to the corner. Fulton slams Shawn’s head across the top turnbuckle pad. Fulton with Two Biel Throws. Shawn delivers a gut punch. Shawn follows that with a forearm smash. Fulton drops Shawn with a Big Boot. Fulton with Three ChokeSlams. Fulton plants Shawn with The End Of Days to pickup the victory. After the match, Fulton continues to beat down Shawn.
Winner: Madman Fulton via Pinfall
– Rob Van Dam will battle Tommy Dreamer next week.
– Brian Cage’s return date is still unknown.
Fourth Match: Eddie Edwards vs. Killer Kross
Edwards charges towards Kross before the bell rings. Kross transitions into a ground and pound attack. Edwards dumps Kross out of the ring. Edwards is throwing forearms at Kross. Edwards delivers The Suicide Dive. Edwards is fired up. Edwards blasts Kross with a knife edge chop. Edwards rolls Kross back into the ring. Edwards ducks a clothesline from Kross. Kross with a Snap Saito Suplex. Kross repeatedly stomps on Edwards chest. Kross with a straight right hand for a one count. Kross stomps on the left wrist of Edwards. Kross goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Edwards lands back on his feet.
Edwards with a Vertical Suplex. Kross drives his knee into the midsection of Edwards. Kross with a Big Lariat for a two count. Kross is putting the boots to Edwards. Kross rakes the eyes of Edwards. Kross uses the middle rope as a weapon. Kross whips Edwards back first across the turnbuckles. Kross stomps on Edwards back. Kross repeatedly punches Edwards in the chest. Kross with the cover for a two count. Kross kicks Edwards in the chest. Edwards is displaying his fighting spirit. Edwards avoids The RoundHouse Kick. Edwards hits The Blue Thunder Bomb.
Kross kicks Edwards in the face. Edwards responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Edwards follows that with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Edwards with a Running Chop. Kross immediately gets back on his feet. Edwards connects with The Tiger Driver for a two count. Kross dodges The Boston Knee Party. Edwards grabs Kenny The Kendo Stick. Edwards is distracted by the referee. Kross plants Edwards with The Doomsday Saito Suplex to pickup the victory. After the match, Kross zip ties Edwards. Kross kicks Edwards in the chest. Kross puts on black gloves. Edwards wants Kross to hit him. Kross breaks Kenny in half.
Winner: Killer Kross via Pinfall
– We get a funny video package featuring The Rascalz. They’re preparing for their upcoming tag team title match with LAX.
– This weeks IMPACT Plus! Flashback Moment Of The Week is Brian Cage vs. Kongo Kong from the July 5th, 2018 edition of Impact Wrestling.
Moose & The North Backstage Segment:
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 18, 2019
Fifth Match: Michael Elgin vs. Rich Swann
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Elgin backs Swann into the turnbuckles. Swann ducks a clothesline from Elgin. Swann with a forearm smash. Swann applies a side headlock. Swann goes for a shoulder tackle, but Elgin shrugs it off. Elgin tells Swann to bring it. LeapFrog Exchange. Swann goes for a Hurricanrana, but Elgin lands back on his feet. Swann with a low dropkick. Swann follows that with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors. Swann with a Running Back Heel Kick. Swann blasts Elgin with a knife edge chop. Elgin sends Swann to the ring. Swann with a Big Boot. Elgin tumbles to the floor. Swann goes for a HandSpring Cutter, but Elgin blocks it. Standing Switch Exchange. Swann decks Elgin back with a back elbow smash. Elgin gets Swann trapped on the middle turnbuckle. Elgin with a German Suplex for a two count. Elgin drops Swann with a knife edge chop. Elgin stomps on Swann’s ribs. Elgin whips Swann chest first across the turnbuckles.
Swann with shots to the midsection of Elgin. Elgin rocks Swann with a forearm smash. Elgin bodyslams Swann. Elgin follows that with a SlingShot Splash for a two count. Swann decks Elgin with a JawBreaker. Swann kicks Elgin in the face. Elgin responds with a straight right hand. Swann is perched on the top turnbuckle. Both men are in a very precarious position. Elgin goes for a SuperPlex, but Swann blocks it. Swann HeadButts Elgin. Elgin dropkicks Swann in mid-air for a two count. Elgin drives his elbow into Swann’s chest. Elgin with a knee lift. Swann with a short-arm reversal. Swann kicks Elgin in the chest. Elgin answers The Pump Kick. Elgin goes for a The Elgin Bomb, but Swann counters with a DDT. Elgin spills to the floor. Swann lands a SomerSault Plancha. Swann follows that with a Twisting Corkscrew Plancha. Swann wraps this sequence with The Swanton Bomb off the steel ring post.
Swann rolls Elgin back into the ring. Swann with a Flying Elbow Drop for a two count. Elgin avoids The Phoenix Splash. Swann side steps Elgin into the turnbuckles. Elgin with a back elbow smash. Swann responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Elgin with Two Body Avalanches. Elgin hits The Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Elgin with clubbing lariats across the neck of Swann. How is Swann standing on his feet. Swann with a Spinning Back Kick. Swann and Elgin are running the ropes. Swann with a Spinning Heel Kick. Elgin responds with a Western Lariat. Elgin with a Uranage Side Slam for a two count. Elgin puts Swann on the top turnbuckle. Elgin goes for an Avalanche SitOut PowerBomb, but Swann counters with a Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Swann hits The HandSpring Cutter. Swann lands The 450 Splash for a two count.
Swann goes for The Phoenix Splash, but Elgin ducks out of the way. Elgin drops Swann with a Running Inside Out Lariat. Elgin connects with The Elgin Bomb for a two count. Elgin is shocked. Elgin BuckleBombs Swann. Elgin goes for The Spinning Elgin Bomb, but Swann counters with Two Reverse Hurricanrana’s. Swann with a Spinning Heel Kick for a two count. Elgin catches Swann in mid-air. Elgin repeatedly PowerBombs Swann into the steel ring post. The referee admonishes Elgin. Elgin shoves the referee which forces the disqualification. After the match, the referee runs for his life. Willie Mack attacks Elgin. Mack drops Elgin with The Samoan Drop. Mack follows that with a Standing MoonSault. Johnny Impact trips Mack from the outside. Impact is throwing haymakers at Mack. Impact welcomes Mack to SlamTown. Impact delivers The Impact Kick. Impact with a High Knee Strike to Swann. Impact stares down Elgin to close the show.
Winner: Rich Swann via Disqualification
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