July 5, 2019
New York, New York
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
First Match: TJ Perkins vs. Ace Austin
Test Of Strength. Perkins applies a hammer lock. Austin with a side headlock takeover. Perkins waddles out of the hold. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Perkins applies a wrist lock. Austin drops Perkins with a forearm smash. Austin with a standing knee bar. Perkins responds with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Austin rolls Perkins over for a two count. Austin tells Perkins to bring it. Perkins applies a side headlock. Perkins with a headlock takedown. Austin transitions into a headscissors neck lock. Austin flexes his muscles. Perkins flips back to a vertical base. Perkins is playing mind games with Austin. Austin kicks Perkins in the back of the head. Austin with a basement dropkick. Perkins slides under Austin. Perkins rolls Austin over for a two count. Perkins locks in The SharpShooter. Austin crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Austin blasts Perkins with a knife edge chop. Perkins kicks Austin in the jaw. Austin is throwing haymakers at Perkins. Austin is choking Perkins with his boot. Perkins with a Fake Out HeadScissors TakeOver. Perkins follows that with a Spinning Heel Kick. Austin avoids The Rebound Dropkick. Austin kicks Perkins in the back. Austin hits The Space Fly Tiger Drop. Austin talks smack to Perkins. Austin slams Perkins head on the ring apron. Austin with a Mid-Kick for a one count. Paper Cut Trick . Austin repeatedly stomps on Perkins chest. Austin applies a bow and arrow stretch. Perkins with a double boot to the chest of Austin. Austin responds with a Modified Pedigree for a two count. Perkins ducks a clothesline from Austin. Perkins with a Running Hurricanrana. Perkins follows that with The Rebound Dropkick. Perkins with a Flying Crossbody Block.
Austin negates The Detonation Kick. Austin side steps Perkins into the turnbuckles. Austin with a SpringBoard Enzuigiri for a two count. Austin puts Perkins on the top turnbuckle. Austin goes for a SuperPlex, but Perkins blocks it. Austin with forearm shivers. Austin nails Perkins with an Apron Enzuigiri. Austin with an Avalanche HeadScissors TakeOver. Austin drops Perkins with a Windmill Kick. Austin goes for The Phoenix Splash, but Perkins ducks out of the way. Austin fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Austin uses the top rope for leverage. Austin argues with the referee. Perkins dropkicks the left knee of Austin. Perkins with a Double ChickenWing GutBuster for a two count. Leg Kick Exchange. Austin and Perkins are trading back and forth shots. Austin with a diving leg drop. Perkins makes Austin tap out to The Knee Bar.
Winner: TJ Perkins via Submission
– Video Package for the upcoming Brian Cage/Michael Elgin IMPACT World Championship Match At Slammiversary XVII.
Johnny Impact & Johnny Bravo Backstage Interview
Yep, @JohnEBravo1st has a man bun…
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 6, 2019
Second Match: Kiera Hogan vs. Madison Rayne
Jordynne Grace joins the commentary team for this match. Rayne ducks a clothesline from Hogan. Rayne with a flurry of rollups. Hogan reverses out of the irish whip from Rayne. Rayne with The La Magistral for a one count. Hogan is trying to regain her composure on the outside. Hogan avoids The Baseball Slide Dropkick. Hogan kicks Rayne in the gut. Hogan with a High Head Kick. Hogan rolls Rayne back into the ring. Hogan talks smack to Grace. Hogan pie faces Grace. Rayne kicks Hogan in the gut. Rayne with a running knee lift. Rayne bounces Hogan’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rayne with forearm shivers. Rayne decks Hogan with a back elbow smash. Hogan gets Rayne trapped in the middle turnbuckle.
Hogan delivers her combination offense. Hogan hooks the leg for a two count. Hogan punches Rayne in the back. Hogan is fixated on Grace. Hogan with a Vertical Suplex for a two count. Hogan flexes her muscles. Hogan kicks the left hamstring of Rayne. Rayne ducks a clothesline from Hogan. Rayne with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rayne with a chop/forearm combination. Rayne hits The Ripcord Cutter for a two count. Hogan with a school girl rollup for a two count. Hogan argues with Grace. Rayne attacks Hogan from behind. Hogan negates CrossRayne. Hogan SuperKicks Rayne. Hogan plants Rayne with The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker to pickup the victory. After the match, Hogan continues to get under Grace’s skin.
Winner: Kiera Hogan via Pinfall
The Desi Hit Squad & The Deaners Backstage Segment
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 6, 2019
James Mitchell, Jessica Havok, and Su Yung Backstage Segment
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 6, 2019
– This weeks IMPACT Plus! Flashback Moment Of The Week is the Mia Yim/Rosemary Monsters Ball Match from the January 26, 2017 edition of IMPACT Wrestling.
– Video Package for the upcoming Taya Valkyrie/Rosemary/Su Yung/Jessica Havok Fatal Four Way Monsters Ball Match at Slammiversary XVII.
Third Match: Laredo Kid vs. Rohit Raju w/The Desi Hit Squad
Neither can deliver a clothesline after the bell rings. Raju with an Inside Out Lariat for a one count. Raju howls for the crowd. Raju repeatedly stomps on Laredo’s chest. Laredo with two forearm smashes. Laredo bodyslams Raju. The bottom rope breaks. Laredo with a MoonSault for a two count. Laredo slaps Raju in the face. Laredo with an Apron Enzuigiri. Laredo follows that with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block for a two count. Laredo with a palm strike. Laredo goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Raju counters with a Swinging DDT. Raju follows that with a SitOut FaceBuster for a two count. Raju transitions into a ground and pound attack. Laredo with shots to the midsection of Raju. Raju drops Laredo with a leg sweep.
Raju with a Snap Vertical Suplex for a two count. Laredo fires up with forearm shivers. Laredo goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Raju lands back on his feet. Laredo with a Hurricanrana. Laredo SuperKicks Raju. Laredo lands The Suicide Dive. Laredo rolls Raju back into the ring. Laredo with the cover for a two count. Desi Hit Squad starts running interference. Laredo goes for a Twisting Corkscrew MoonSault, but Raju ducks out of the way. Raju with a Jumping Knee Strike. Raju follows that with a Running Cannonball Strike. Raju connects with The Flying Double Foot Stomp to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rohit Raju via Pinfall
Moose & Rob Van Dam In-Ring Segment
Moose would be lying through his teeth if he said he didn’t love RVD as a kid. He remembered how he used to watch all his greatest matches. Matches against Tommy Dreamer, Sabu, and Taz. The problem is that was 20 years ago and things have changed, and when he stood in the ring in Philly and the fans chanted for Rob Van Dam, he realized he could never be a fan of his because he’s just plain better than him. He went home that night, did his research, and realized RVD has been all around the world, but so has he. RVD has made millions of dollars, but so has Moose. RVD has a supermodel girlfriend, you get the drill now.
In just six years, Moose is a future hall of famer. RVD is the Whole F’n Show, but Moose is Mr. Impact Wrestling. There’s another nickname RVD has, Mr. PPV, but the last time he checked, it’s been years since RVD has been on PPV, so he’ll give RVD a chance to validate himself at Slammiversary. He knows it’s always 420 for Rob Van Dam, so he has a visual aid. Moose attacks Sabu in the stairwell. Does Moose have RVD’s attention now? Not only will Moose kick RVD’s ass at Slammiversary, he’s going to retire RVD. RVD storms into the ring and attacks Moose. The brawl is on. Both men get separated by the Impact Wrestling Security Team.
Fourth Match: Dezmond Xavier vs. Trey Miguel vs. Zachary Wentz in a Triple Threat Match. The Winners Will Represent The Rascalz at Slammiversary XVII
Rollup Exchange after the bell rings. That leads us to a quick standoff. Miguel SuerKicks Xavier. Wentz ducks a clothesline from Miguel. Wentz SuperKicks Miguel. Xavier delivers his combination offense. Wentz and Xavier are double teaming Miguel. Wentz goes for a diving knee drop, but Miguel ducks out of the way. Xavier with a High Head Kick. Miguel cartwheels over Xavier. Miguel with a back elbow smash. Miguel follows that with a Double SpringBoard Arm-Drag. Miguel blasts Xavier with a ShotGun Dropkick. Wentz with a Double LeapFrog. Wentz drops Miguel with a SpringBoard Corkscrew Body Press for a one count.
Wentz with a Running European Uppercut. Wentz follows that with a Big Boot. Xavier SuperKicks Wentz. Xavier with a SpringBoard Hurricanrana to Miguel. Xavier with a Running European Uppercut. Xavier dropkicks Wentz to the floor. Wentz uppercuts Xavier in mid-air. Miguel with a Beautiful HeadScissors TakeOver on the floor. Wentz trips Xavier from the outside. Over The Top Rope Splash by Wentz. Xavier responds with The Suicide Dive. Xavier lands The Final Flash for a two count. Haymaker Exchange. Miguel thrust kicks the midsection of Wentz. Xavier with a double leg takedown.
Xavier catapults Miguel into a SuperKick from Wentz. Wentz with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Wentz hits The PK. Wentz follows that with a Standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. Wentz continues to build momentum. Xavier unloads a flurry of kicks. Miguel with a SomerSault Plancha. Miguel with a HandSpring Double Cutter for a two count. Miguel drags Xavier to the corner. Miguel goes for a Flying Meteora, but Xavier ducks out of the way. Xavier SuperKicks Miguel. Wentz drops Miguel with a Jumping Knee Strike. Hot Fire Flame gets the victory for Xavier and Wentz.
Winner: Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz via Pinfall
Killer Kross Sermon
We’re gathered here today collectively, to analyze the parable of a man who lost everything. Interestingly enough, the ending to this story is not yet written. This man was abandoned and betrayed by all his friends, his love ones, his family, etc. This man is truly in a place of isolation. Total abandonment from god and love itself. The ultimate salvation for every man is to die for his sins. At Slammiversary, that individual shall be granted with that opportunity. Ladies and gentlemen, now you can stand and kneel to Kross. Kross is the only true salvation. Amen, Mr. Edwards.
Slammiversary XVII Match Card
1.) TJ Perkins X-Divison Open Challenge
2.) Killer Kross vs. Eddie Edwards in a First Blood Match
3.) Moose vs. Rob Van Dam
4.) Sami Callihan vs. Tessa Blanchard
5.) Taya Valkyrie (c) vs. Rosemary vs. Su Yung vs. Jessica Havok in a Fatal Four Way Monsters Ball Match For The IMPACT Knockouts Championship
6.) The North (c) vs. The Rascalz For The IMPACT World Tag Team Championship. The North recently captured the tag team titles at the IMPACT Wrestling Bash At The Brewery Event.
7.) Rich Swann (c) vs. Johnny Impact For The IMPACT X-Division Championship
8.) Brian Cage (c) vs. Michael Elgin For The IMPACT World Championship
Tessa Blanchard & oVe Segment
Fifth Match: Johnny Impact & Johnny Bravo vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack
Impact and Swann will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Swann avoids a flurry of kicks from Impact. Swann with a straight right hand. Impact responds with a High Head Kick. Swann dropkicks Impact. Swann tags in Mack. Impact applies a side headlock. Mack drops down on the canvas. Mack leapfrogs over Impact. Mack with an arm-drag takeover. Impact side steps Mack into the turnbuckles. Mack kicks Impact in the face. Mack with a Flying Arm-Drag. Mack ducks a clothesline from Impact. Mack drops Impact with a Running Crossbody Block. Mack and Swann hits their FlapJack/Running Bulldog Combination. Impact reverses out of the irish whip from Swann. Bravo attacks Swann behind the referee’s back. Impact dumps Swann out of the ring. Impact dumps Swann chest first on the steel guard rail.
Swann is throwing haymakers at Impact. Impact kicks Swann in the gut. Impact hits The Moonlight Drive on the floor. Impact rolls Swann back into the ring. Impact tags in Bravo. Bravo is putting the boots to Swann. Bravo poses for the crowd. Bravo tags in Impact. Impact bodyslams Bravo on top of Swann for a two count. Impact with clubbing blows to Swann’s chest. Impact tags in Bravo. Bravo with rapid fire bodyshots. Impact with a Running Knee Strike. Bravo hooks the leg for a two count. Bravo applies a rear chin lock. Swann gets back to a vertical base. Bravo goes for The Moonlight Drive, but Swann blocks it. Impact tags himself in. Impact goes for The Impact Edge, but Swann counters with a FlatLiner. Swann tags in Mack.
Mack clotheslines Impact. Mack with a spinning elbow strike. Mack with a leaping meteora. Mack is distracted by Bravo. Impact puts Mack on the top turnbuckle. Impact goes for an Avalanche Spanish Fly, but Mack counters with an Avalanche NeckBreaker. Mack with a Flying Back Senton Splash. Mack hits The Samoan Drop. Mack follows that with a Standing MoonSault for a two count. Mack is pissed. Impact delivers The Disaster Kick. Impact tags in Bravo. Mack breaks the line and tags in Swann. Swann dropkicks Impact to the floor. Bravo begs for mercy. Mack and Swann are teeing off on Bravo. Mack connects with The Stunner. Swann lands The Phoenix Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rich Swann & Willie Mack via Pinfall
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