IMPACT! Wrestling is live tonight as we see James Storm and Lashley arrive to the arena for their world title showdown.
LAX (Santana & Ortiz) w/ Konnan, Homicide & Diamante vs. Joe Coleman & Jake Holmes
Santana hits Holmes with the cutter, followed by a big running senton in the corner!
LAX hits the Street Sweeper on Holmes to pick up the victory.
After the match, Konnan issues a warning to the rest of the IMPACT! Wrestling roster but that doesn’t stop Decay from interrupting! A huge brawl breaks out which leads to Abyss choke-slamming Ortiz.
Karen Jarrett is in the ring and announces that Global Force Wrestling has merged with IMPACT! Wrestling.
Karen says tonight is a night of champions as the Knockout’s title, X-Division title and World title will all be on the line! The original playa from the Himalaya, Sonjay Dutt makes his return and suggests that tonight’s X-Division title match be a triple threat between him, Andrew Everett and Trevor Lee. Everett interrupts and says Trevor Lee and the X-Division title are his and his alone! Lee and Gregory Shane Helms make their way to the ring and declare that they run the X-Division. Bruce Prichard sorts things out and announces Trevor Lee will defend the X-Division title against Andrew Everett, Sonjay Dutt and three other competitors in tonight’s main event! A fight breaks out with Everett and Dutt getting the upper-hand. Everett and Dutt both grab the X-Division title but only one man can walk away with it later tonight.
We see a promo for one half of the Veterans of War, the returning Crimson!
Rosemary (c) vs. ODB – Knockout’s Championship
ODB takes control in the early going, forcing Rosemary to retreat and take a breather.
Rosemary hits ODB with a clothesline on the ramp.
Rosemary misses a dropkick off the top rope and ODB follows up with a fallaway slam.
ODB charges at Rosemary in the corner but Rosemary gets her foot up. Rosemary connects with Red Wedding to retain her title.
Swoggle is seen amongst the fans in the IMPACT! Zone.
Backstage, McKenzie Mitchell asks Bruce Prichard who the other three competitors in tonight’s X-Division title match are. Bruce confirms that Suicide will be in the match but the other two remain a mystery.
Sienna confronts Karen Jarrett and asks her where the GFW women’s champion is. Karen tells her she will arrive soon enough and Sienna better be prepared!
Kongo Kong w/ Laurel Van Ness, KM & Sienna vs. Chris Silvio
Kong crushes Silvio with a big splash off the top rope to win in dominant fashion!
Alberto El Patron says he’s going to be watching tonight’s World title match very closely because he’ll be facing the winner.
Elsewhere, McKenzie Mitchell interviews GFW world champion Magnus who suggests that he should be the number one contender for the IMPACT! Wrestling world title, not Alberto El Patron!
“Walking Armageddon” Lashley w/ Josh Mathews (c) vs. “Cowboy” James Storm – World Heavyweight Championship
Josh Mathews rejoins the announce team after he claims he was called to save the broadcast.
EC3 comes to the ring as Lashley and Storm brawl around the ringside area. Lashley slams Storm onto the steel ring steps.
Storm flies and connects with a big elbow drop.
Lashley hits Storm with the Dominator for a near fall.
Lashley swings a steel chair at Storm but misses. Storm rolls up Lashley for a near fall of his own!
Brian Hebner gets inadvertently taken out. Storm hits the Last Call Superkick but there’s no referee to make the count.
Storm grabs a beer bottle but EC3 takes it out of his hand and smashes him over the head with it! Lashley follows up with the Spear to retain the title.
Backstage, McKenzie Mitchell asks Dutch Mantell who the remaining two participants in tonight’s
X-Division title match are. Dutch reveals an IMPACT! Wrestling newcomer Dezmond Xavier will compete in the match but the final participant will remain a secret.
We see footage of Chris Adonis attacking Moose at a recent Border City Wrestling event.
McKenzie Mitchell interviews Moose and he challenges Chris Adonis to a match. Chris Adonis walks in and claims he is injured but says he knows someone who would be glad to take his place – Davey Richards! Richards, alongside his wife Angelina Love, attacks Moose from behind.
Trevor Lee (c) vs. “Playa from the Himalaya” Sonjay Dutt vs. Suicide vs. Dezmond Xavier vs. Andrew Everett vs. Low Ki – X-Division Championship
The returning Low Ki is revealed as the sixth and final participant! The first competitor to score a pinfall or submission will be the X-Division champion!
Lee plays to the crowd, causing all five of his opponents to hit him with in-sync dropkicks!
Dutt hits a Moonsault off the top rope to take out Everett and Suicide on the outside.
Everett misses a springboard, allowing Lee to connect with the running double foot stomp.
Everett connects with Pele kicks to Lee and Low-Ki.
Dutt hits Low Ki with a splash off the top rope for a near fall.
Suicide hits the Suicide Plunge on Lee, Xavier and Dutt on the outside. Everett follows up with a huge springboard Shooting Star Press!
Everett connects with Frankendrivers on both Xavier and Lee! Everett goes to the top but Low Ki knocks him off. Low Ki hits the Warrior’s Way double foot stomp on Lee to become the new X-Division champion!
After the match, Jeremy Borash reaches his boiling point and punches Josh Mathews at the announce desk!
Next week, LAX defends the tag team championship against Decay in a Street Fight. Don’t miss it!