May 31, 2019
The 2300 Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: Moose & The North vs. Rob Van Dam, Sabu, and Tommy Dreamer w/Super Genie in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
Ethan Page and Dreamer will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Standing Switch Exchange. Page decks Dreamer with a back elbow smash. Page drops Dreamer with a shoulder tackle. Page with an elbow drop. Dreamer responds with an arm-drag takeover. Alexander and Sabu are tagged in. Sabu with a single leg takedown. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Alexander with a fireman’s carry takeover. Alexander applies an arm-bar. Sabu wraps his shoulder around the middle rope to force the break. Alexander applies a deep waist lock. Sabu is throwing haymakers at Alexander. Sabu sends Alexander chest first across the turnbuckles. Sabu with a SpringBoard Tornado DDT. Moose tags himself in. Moose calls out RVD. Sabu tags in RVD. Dueling poses in the center of the ring.
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. RVD side steps Moose into the turnbuckles. RVD drops Moose with a Spinning Heel Kick. Moose nips up. RVD delivers another spinning heel kick. RVD with an arm-drag takeover. Moose kicks RVD in the gut. RVD answers with a high head kick. RVD tags in Sabu. Rolling Thunder/Senton Leg Drop Combination. Sabu tags in Dreamer. Dreamer bodyslams Sabu on top of Moose. Dreamer unloads a flurry of left jabs. Moose negates The Bionic Elbow. Moose uses the referee as a human shield. Moose low blows Dreamer. Moose and The North are cutting the ring in half. Moose puts a chair on the midsection of Dreamer. Moose mocks RVD. Dreamer throws the chair at Moose.
RVD and Page are tagged in. RVD with two clotheslines. RVD delivers a hook kick. RVD with a Split Legged MoonSault for a two count. Sabu and Alexander are trading back and forth shots. Sabu drops Alexander with a DDT. RVD and Page starts brawling on the floor. Sabu kicks Alexander in the gut. Sabu throws a chair at Alexander. Sabu and Super Genie are double teaming Alexander in the corner. Sabu takes out The North with a Top Rope Plancha. Sabu and Dreamer clears the time keepers table. Alexander clotheslines Sabu. Dreamer hits The Spicolli Driver. Moose Spears Dreamer. RVD responds with The Van Daminator. RVD with a Spinning Heel Kick to Page. Sabu lands The Arabian FaceBuster. RVD connects with The Five Star Frog Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rob Van Dam, Sabu and Tommy Dreamer via Pinfall
Brian Cage Medical Update
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 1, 2019
– Don’t forget the upcoming “A Night You Can’t Miss” Special on IMPACT Plus! The Great Muta will be appearing on that show.
– Moose says that he’s going to do things on his own terms going forward. He’s going to remind the world why he is Mr. Impact Wrestling.
– Melissa Santos interviews Rich Swann & Willie Mack. Michael Elgin can brag all he wants, but they’re still standing. Swann says that Impact and Elgin are gonna get that smoke tonight.
– Johnny Impact hopes that he can co-exist with Michael Elgin tonight. Impact loves his pythons. Meanwhile, the only thing Elgin wants to do is send Swann and Mack to the hospital.
Second Match: Tessa Blanchard vs. The Disco Inferno
Go figure, Disco grabs the microphone before the bell ring. Disco is willing to give Blanchard credit. Disco says that Blanchard has a lot of talent. In other words, that’s like being the best player on the Philadelphia Flyers. The Women’s Revolution is a car crash waiting to happen. Disco says that he’ll be Blanchard’s daddy tonight. Blanchard transitions into a ground and pound attack. Blanchard drives her knee into the midsection of Disco. Blanchard delivers a massive haymaker to pickup the victory.
Winner: Tessa Blanchard via Pinfall
LAX & The Rascalz Backstage Segment:
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 1, 2019
Third Match: The Desi Hit Squad w/Gama Singh vs. The Deaners
Raju and Cody Deaner will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Raju applies a wrist lock. Deaner reverses the hold. Raju breaks the grip. Raju pulls Deaner down to the mat. Raju poses for the crowd. Deaner drops Raju with a diving shoulder tackle. Deaner transitions into a ground and pound attack. Deaner tags in Cousin Jake. Deaner with an Atomic Drop. The Deaners are double teaming Raju. Singh drags Raju out of the ring. Deaner lands The Suicide Dive. Cousin Jake follows that with a Top Rope Splash. Jake rolls Raju back into the ring. Jake tags in Deaner. Jake dumps Raju chest first on the left knee of Deaner for a two count. Deaner with a flurry of left jabs. Deaner with a Running Boot. Raju reverses out of the irish whip from Deaner. Singh trips Deaner from the outside. Raju with a sliding dropkick for a two count. Raju tugs on Deaner’s beard. Raju tags in Singh.
Singh repeatedly stomps on Deaner’s chest. Singh with a straight right hand. Following a snap mare takeover, Singh dropkicks the back of Deaner for a two count. Deaner with shots to the midsection of Singh. Singh answers with a knee lift. Singh goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Deaner lands back on his feet. Deaner tags in Jake. Jake with two double sledges. Jake drops Raju with a Body Avalanche. Jake delivers a Corner Spear. Jake tags in Deaner. Raju with a Jumping Knee Strike. Singh dumps Jake out of the ring. FlatLiner/Flying Double Foot Stomp Combination for a two count. Jake drops Singh with a Side Walk Slam. Deaner with the cover for a two count. Raju side steps Jake into the steel ring post. Raju shoves Deaner off the top turnbuckle. Singh with a schoolboy rollup for a two count. The Desi Hit Squad prepares for The Deaner DDT. Deaner shoves Singh into Raju. Deaner with a schoolboy rollup to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Deaners via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Killer Kross vs. Eddie Edwards in a Street Fight
Edwards tackles Kross before the bell rings. Kross and Edwards are brawling on the floor. Edwards is throwing haymakers at Kross. Edwards drops Kross with a Suicide Dive. Edwards plays to the crowd. Edwards ducks a clothesline from Kross. Edwards with Two Belly to Back Suplex’s on the ring apron. Kross brutally attacks the left leg of Edwards. Kross repeatedly stomps on Edwards chest. Kross with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Kross still has his vest on. Kross slams Edwards head on the steel ring post. Edwards knocks Kross off the ring apron. Kross throws a garbage can at Edwards. Kross with a Vertical Suplex on the floor. Kross rolls Edwards back into the ring. Kross goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Edwards lands back on his feet.
Edwards hits The Blue Thunder Bomb on the garbage can for a two count. Edwards repeatedly hits Kross with the trash can lid. Edwards with the cover for a one count. Edwards brings out a blue ladder from under the ring. Edwards use the metal cookie sheet to escape The Kross Jacket Choke. Kross drops Edwards with a High Head Kick. Kross is pissed. Kross stomps on Edwards back. Kross is choking Edwards with his boot. Kross bridges a ladder in between two chairs. Edwards walks into mid-kicks from Kross. Kross rakes the eyes of Edwards. Kross with a ChokeBomb through the ladder bridge.
Kross kicks Edwards in the ribs. Kross brings Edwards to the corner. Kross puts Edwards on the top turnbuckle. Kross with a straight right hand. Kross goes for an Avalanche Brain Buster, but Edwards blocks it. Edwards HeadButts Kross. Edwards with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb on the collection of chairs for a two count. Edwards is throwing forearms at Kross. Edwards goes for The Tiger Driver, but Kross counters with a Reverse VerteBreaker. Kross ChokeBombs Edwards through two chairs. Kross hits The Doomsday Saito Suplex. Kross puts on black gloves. The Sandman attacks Kross with the kendo stick. Edwards connects with The Boston Knee Party to pickup the victory.
Winner: Eddie Edwards via Pinfall
– This weeks IMPACT Plus! Flashback Moment Of The Week is the Raven/Rhyno Raven’s Rules Match from the TNA Unbreakable PPV.
Matches For Next Weeks Impact Wrestling
– Scarlett Bordeaux & Fallah Bahh vs. oVe
– Taya Valkyrie vs. Rosemary w/Su Yung in a Non-Title Match
– LAX (c) w/Konnan vs. The Rascalz For The IMPACT Tag Team Championship
Rosemary & James Mitchell Segment:
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 1, 2019
Fifth Match: Johnny Impact & Michael Elgin w/Johnny Bravo vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack
Mack and Swann starts things off with Stereo Plancha’s. Mack punches Elgin. Swann drives Impact face first into the steel ring post. Mack and Swann are double teaming Impact. Swann with a Corner Dropkick. Mack follows that with a Leaping Back Senton for a two count. Mack drops Impact with a straight right hand. Mack repeatedly stomps on Impact’s chest. Mack whips Impact to the corner. Impact slides under Mack. Impact with a High Head Kick. Impact slaps Mack in the face. Mack chases Impact around the ringside area. Impact has the speed advantage. Impact tags in Elgin. Elgin goes for a Stinger Splash, but Mack ducks out of the way. Elgin with a waist lock go-behind. Mack with three sharp elbow strikes. Elgin responds with a forearm smash. Mack with a spinning shoulder tackle. Mack tags in Swann.
Swann with a straight right hand. Swann unloads two mid-kicks. Swann with a Spinning Back Kick. Swann ducks a clothesline from Elgin. Elgin goes for a PowerBomb, but Swann counters with a Hurricanrana. Elgin with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Elgin levels Swann with a Body Avalanche. Swann side steps Elgin into the turnbuckles. Swann with a Vertical Suplex. Impact kicks Swann in the back. Elgin nearly hits Impact. Swann knocks Impact off the ring apron. Swann with a SlingShot Crossbody Block. Mack delivers The Helluva Kick. Elgin knocks Swann off the top turnbuckle. Elgin with a Running Death Valley Driver into Swann for a two count. Elgin tags in Impact. Elgin and Impact takes control of the match during the commercial break.
Elgin goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Swann lands back on his feet. Swann tags in Mack. Mack with a High Fly Flow. Mack follows that with Two Exploder Suplex’s. Mack goes for a Double Stunner, but Elgin and Impact blocks it. Mack delivers a double clothesline. Mack with Two Wasteland’s. Mack with a GutBuster for a two count. Mack blocks a boot from Impact. Impact with a timely eye poke. Mack negates The Moonlight Drive. Impact tags in Elgin. Mack clotheslines Impact over the top rope. Elgin with a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike. Elgin PowerSlams Swann. Elgin lands a SomerSault Plancha. Impact argues with Elgin. Swann with a Corkscrew Plancha. Mack tags in Swann. Swann with an Enzuigiri to the back of Elgin. Mack follows that with a SlingShot BlockBuster. Swann with a Cartwheel Elbow Drop.
Swann goes for a MoonSault, but Elgin ducks out of the way. Elgin with a Pump Kick. Elgin SuperKicks Swann. Elgin tags in Impact. Impact with a baseball slide dropkick to Mack. Impact kicks Swann in the face. Impact and Elgin hits their IMPACT Kick/German Suplex Combination. Impact drops Swann with The Shining Wizard for a two count. Impact connects with The Moonlight Drive for a two count. Impact drags Swann to the corner. Swann avoids The Starship Pain. Swann with a Spinning Heel Kick. Elgin negates The HandSpring Cutter. Elgin goes for a PowerBomb, but Mack counters with a Running Enzuigiri. Impact goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Mack counters with a Samoan Drop.
Mack follows that with a Standing MoonSault. Mack forgot that he’s not the legal man in this match. Stereo SuperKicks. Swann nails Impact with a Spinning RoundHouse Kick. Uranage Slam/NeckBreaker Combination. Elgin drops Mack with a Pump Kick. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Elgin delivers The Western Lariat. Mack responds with a Running Meteora. Impact with an Avalanche Spanish Fly. All four men are down. Haymaker fest in Philly. Elgin and Impact with Stereo SuperKicks. Swann fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Swann shoves Impact into Elgin. Impact says that it was an accident. Elgin heads to the backstage area. Swann connects with The HandSpring Cutter. Swann lands The 450 Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rich Swann & Willie Mack via Pinfall
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