May 24, 2019
The 2300 Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Sami Callihan vs. Fallah Bahh w/Scarlett Bordeaux
Callihan starts things off with a Running Pump Kick. Callihan is lighting up Bahh’s chest in the corner. Bahh drops Callihan with a Running Crossbody Block. Bahh follows that with a Body Avalanche. Bahh delivers clubbing bodyshots. Bahh tosses Callihan across the ring. Callihan kicks Bahh in the gut. Callihan with a running clothesline. Bahh bodyslams Callihan. Bahh with a Spinning HeadButt for a two count. Callihan bites the right foot of Bahh. Callihan with a Running Forearm Smash. Bahh responds with a shoulder tackle. Callihan heads to the outside. Bahh has complete control of the match. Bahh stomps on the right hand of Callihan. Bahh with clubbing blows to Callihan’s back. Callihan rakes the eyes of Bahh. Knife Edge Chop Exchange on the floor.
Bahh rolls Callihan back into the ring. Callihan with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Bahh gets back in the ring at the count of nine. Callihan starts biting the left foot of Bahh. Callihan and Bahh are trading back and forth shots. Callihan applies a rear chin lock. Callihan pulls Bahh down to the mat. Callihan plays to the crowd. Callihan goes back to the rear chin lock. Bahh gets back to a vertical base. Callihan slaps Bahh in the back. Bahh is pissed. Bahh walks into chops from Callihan. Callihan with a Pump Kick. NO, NO, NO! Bahh with Two Palm Strikes. Bahh follows that with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex.
Bahh with a Side Slam for a two count. Bahh drags Callihan to the corner. Callihan avoids The Banzai Drop. Callihan thrust kicks the left knee of Bahh. Callihan drops Bahh with a Pump Knee Strike. Bahh hits The Samoan Drop. Bahh prepares for The Banzai Drop. oVe starts running interference. Callihan knocks Bahh off the second rope. Bordeaux gets into a brawl with The Crist Brothers. Jake inadvertenyl SuperKicks Dave. Bordeaux with a Flying Crossbody Block off the ring apron. Bahh PowerSlams Callihan for a two count. Bahh lands The Suicide Dive. Bahh rolls Callihan back into the ring. Callihan brutally kicks Bahh in the head. Callihan plants Bahh with The Draping Cactus Special to pickup the victory. After the match, Callihan spits at Bordeaux.
Winner: Sami Callihan via Pinfall
Johnny Impact & Michael Elgin Backstage Segment:
.@TheRealMorrison has some explaining to do!
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 25, 2019
Second Match: Taya Valkyrie (c) vs. Madison Rayne For The IMPACT Knockouts Championship
Rayne chases Valkyrie around the ringside area. Rayne Spears Valkyrie. Rayne transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rayne ducks a clothesline from Valkyrie. Rayne with a chop/forearm combination. Rayne drops Valkyrie with a Step Up Enzuigiri for a two count. Rayne punches Valkyrie in the chest. Rayne bounces Valkyrie’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rayne with a forearm smash. Rayne kicks Valkyrie in the gut. Valkyrie whips Rayne back first across the turnbuckles. Rayne decks Valkyrie with a back elbow smash. Rayne with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count. Rayne applies a waist lock. Rayne hits The Cutter for a two count. Valkyrie takes a rest bit on the outside. Valkyrie avoids the baseball slide dropkick. Valkyrie attacks the left hamstring of Rayne.
Valkyrie rolls Rayne back into the ring. Valkyrie applies a leg lock. Valkyrie bends the left ankle of Rayne. Valkyrie is toying around Rayne. Valkyrie with the cover for a two count. Forearm Exchange. Valkyrie slams the left knee of Rayne on the canvas. Rayne with a Big Boot. Valkyrie responds with a forearm smash. Rayne is displaying her fighting spirit. Rayne goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Valkyrie blocks it. Valkyrie taunts the Philly crowd. Valkyrie applies a single leg boston crab. Valkyrie continues to add more damage to left hamstring of Rayne. Valkyrie with a Spinning Uranage Slam for a two count. Valkyrie talks smack to Rayne. Rayne side steps Valkyrie into the turnbuckles. Rayne drops Valkyrie with The Tornado DDT for a two count.
Rayne with rapid fire forearms. The referee is trying to calm down Rayne. Valkyrie with a timely leg sweep. Rayne rolls Valkyrie over for a two count. Rayne applies a single leg boston crab. Valkyrie crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Rayne ducks a clothesline from Valkyrie. Valkyrie thrust kicks the midsection of Rayne. Valkyrie drills Rayne with a High Knee Strike. Rayne negates The Road To Valhalla. Rayne goes for The Reverse DDT, but Valkyrie blocks it. Valkyrie plants Rayne with The Road To Valhalla to pickup the victory. After the match, Rosemary walks down to the ring Su Yung. Rosemary has her eyes set on the Knockouts Championship.
Winner: Still IMPACT Knockouts Champion, Taya Valkyrie via Pinfall
– The Rascalz continues their training for their upcoming tag team title match with LAX.
– We get a video package of The Deaners eating at Pat’s King Of Steaks.
– James Mitchell wants Su Yung back. Rosemary is not budging. Rosemary says that Su Yung will die in this dress.
– IMPACT Plus! Flashback Moment Of The Week is the Sami Callihan/Pentagon Jr Hair vs. Mask match from the 2018 Slammiversary PPV.
Eddie Edwards Promo:
One week removed from the death of Kenny at the hands of @realKILLERkross…
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 25, 2019
Third Match: LAX (c) w/Konnan vs. The North For The IMPACT Tag Team Championship
Santana and Josh Alexander will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Santana backs Alexander into the turnbuckles. Santana applies an arm-bar. The referee calls for a clean break. Alexander delivers a cheap shot. Alexander goes for a Bodyslam, but Santana lands back on his feet. Santana ducks a clothesline from Alexander. Santana tags in Ortiz. Ortiz rolls Alexander over for a two count. Ortiz with a front dropkick. Double Snap Mare TakeOver from LAX. Santana drops Page with a Basement Knee Strike. Ortiz follows that with a Senton Splash. Santana with a MoonSault off Ortiz back. Santana flexes his muscles. Page trips Ortiz from the outside. Page catches Santana in mid-air. Page dumps Santana back first on the ring apron. Alexander with a Running Crossbody Block. Page stares down Konnan. Ortiz thrust kicks the midsection of Alexander. Ortiz with two forearm shivers. Alexander responds with a Death Valley Driver. Alexander tags in Page.
Page with a Flying Elbow Drop off the second rope for a two count. Page rams his boot across the face of Ortiz. Page with a straight right hand. The North are cutting the ring in half. Alexander repeatedly stomps on Ortiz chest. Alexander taunts Santana. Ortiz unloads three knife edge chops. Page in running interference. Assisted DDT for a two count. Alexander tags in Page. Ortiz needs to create separation. Page applies a rear chin lock. Ortiz gets back to a vertical base. Ortiz decks Page with a JawBreaker. Ortiz drops Page with a NeckBreaker. Alexander knocks Santana off the ring apron. Ortiz thrust kicks the midsection of Page. Ortiz is throwing forearms at Page. Page applies a side headlock. Ortiz PowerSlams Page. Santana and Alexander are tagged in. Santana with a Running Boot to Page. Santana side steps Alexander into the turnbuckles. Santana with The Running Knee. Santana follows that with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Santana with a sunset flip for a two count.
Santana with a SitOut FaceBuster. Page goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Santana lands back on his feet. Page blocks a boot from Santana. Stereo Enzuigiri’s. Sunset Flip/High Knee Strike Combination for a two count. Alexander negates The Double Reverse Suplex. Alexander with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Page follows that with a Reverse Side Walk Slam. Alexander with a Flying Knee Drop for a two count. Ortiz trips Page from the outside. Ortiz tags himself in. Alexander with a Tornado PowerBomb. Page with a Running Forearm Smash to Ortiz. The North pulls Ortiz off the top turnbuckle. The North hits The Double Neutralizer for a two count. Alexander argues with the referee. Page dumps Santana out of the ring. Alexander gets Ortiz in the torture rack position. Santana sends Page tumbling to the floor. Santana SuperKicks Page. Ortiz rolls Alexander over for a two count. Alexander drops Ortiz with a forearm smash. Standing Switch Exchange. Santana with a Rolling Cutter. Ortiz with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Santana SuperKicks Alexander. LAX plants Alexander with The Double Reverse Suplex to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still IMPACT Tag Team Champions, LAX via Pinfall
Fourth Match: The Disco Inferno vs. Ashley Vox
Discos asks Vox if she got fired from hooters? Which wrestler is Vox dating? Disco continues his sexist campaign. Disco attacks Vox before the bell rings. Was Vox on Match.com? Disco bounces Vox’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Disco with a side headlock takeover. Disco is surprised that he hasn’t got the this is awesome chants. Disco wants to apologize to the boys in the back. While it’s not a five star match, it’s not his fault. Disco punches Vox in the throat. Disco with a Hip Toss.
Disco continues to run his mouth. Vox rolls Disco over for a two count. Disco calls the referee a moron. Vox with a drop toe hold. Vox follows that with two dropkicks. Vox goes for a Missile Dropkick, but Disco blocks it. Disco connects with The Chart Buster for a two count. Oh my god she kicked out of his finish. Disco gets Vox in position for another Chart Buster. Tessa Blanchard storms into the ring. Blanchard tells Disco to bring it. Disco heads to the backstage area like the coward he is.
Match Result: No-Contest
Fifth Match: Petey Williams vs. Rohit Raju w/Gama Singh vs. Dezmond Xavier vs. Ace Austin in a Fatal Four Way Match
Raju knocks Xavier off the ring apron before the bell rings. Raju with a right hand to Austin. Williams rolls Raju over for a one count. Raju applies a waist lock. Austin with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri. Williams hits The SlingShot CodeBreaker. Williams with a leaping forearm smash. Williams follows that with a Running Bulldog on top of Raju. Williams signals for The Canadian Destroyer. Austin SuperKicks Williams. Williams with a double leg takedown. Austin responds with a drop toe hold. Austin attacks Williams fingers. Xavier with a Hurricanrana. Raju delivers his combination offense. Xavier fires back with his lighting quick offense. Xavier drops Raju with a Cutter. Xavier lands The Suicide Dive. Williams with a SlingShot Hurricanrana on the floor.
Austin hits The Space Fly Tiger Drop. Austin slips over Xavier’s back. Austin with a forearm smash. Austin kicks Raju in the chest. Austin follows that with a Spinning Heel Kick. Austin with rapid fire corner clotheslines. Austin puts Raju on the top turnbuckle. Austin shows off his athleticism. Austin blasts Williams with The PK. Raju negates The Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Williams hits The Canadian Destroyer. Williams PowerBombs Xavier. Williams goes for another Canadian Destroyer, but Raju counters with a Flying Double Foot Stomp. Raju with a Running Cannonball Strike. Xavier side steps Raju into the turnbuckles. Xavier with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Xavier delivers The Back HandSpring Back Flip Kick to pickup the victory.
Winner: Dezmond Xavier via Pinfall
– Next week on Impact Wrestling, it will be Johnny Impact & Michael Elgin taking on Rich Swann & Willie Mack. Also we’ll have Eddie Edwards/Killer Kross in a Street Fight and Tessa Blanchard vs. The Disco Inferno.
Sixth Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Tommy Dreamer in a No Disqualification Match.
Dueling chants after the bell rings. RVD and Dreamer shakes hands. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. RVD applies a side headlock. RVD lunges over Dreamer’s back. RVD rolls Dreamer over for a one count. That leads us to standoff in the center of the ring. Dreamer applies a waist lock. Dreamer with a Vertical Suplex. RVD gives Dreamer a standing ovation. The feeling out process continues. Back to the collar and elbow tie up. Standing Switch Exchange. Dreamer with a headscissors neck lock. RVD goes for a Leg Drop, but Dreamer ducks out of the way. RVD ducks a clothesline from Dreamer. Dreamer dodges The Spinning Heel Kick. Fight forever chants from the philly faithful.
Dreamer with a schoolboy rollup for a two count. Dreamer decks RVD with a back elbow smash. Dreamer unloads a flurry of left jabs. Dreamer goes for The Bionic Elbow, but RVD blocks it. RVD SuperKicks Dreamer. RVD goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Dreamer ducks out of the way. Dreamer spits water into the eyes of RVD. Dreamer blasts RVD with a plastic water bottle. Dreamer rolls RVD back into the ring. RVD with a basement dropkick. RVD with a SlingShot Leg Drop. RVD grabs a steel chair. RVD delivers The Running Van Terminator. RVD rams his shoulders into the midsection of Dreamer. Dreamer reverses out of the irish whip from RVD. Dreamer gets RVD tied in the tree of woe.
Chair lated Basement Dropkick. Dreamer goes for a DDT, but RVD counters with a Back Heel Trip. RVD puts the chair on Dreamer’s chest. RVD goes for Rolling Thunder, but Dreamer ducks out of the way. Dreamer hits The DDT on the chair for a two count. Dreamer goes for a PileDriver, but RVD counters with a Double Leg TakeDown. RVD with a Leg Drop. RVD plays to the crowd. Dreamer connects with The PileDriver for a two count. Dreamer drags RVD to the corner. Dreamer goes for a Flying Elbow Drop, but RVD ducks out of the way. RVD drop toe holds Dreamer into the steel chair. RVD lands The Five Star Frog Splash to pickup the victory.
After the match, The North and Moose attacks RVD and Dreamer from behind. Sabu storms into the ring to make the save. Sabu and RVD clears the ring to close the show.
Winner: Rob Van Dam via Pinfall
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