Tonight, we relive the event that has the entire wrestling world buzzing, Multiverse of Matches!
The action begins Before the IMPACT as we witness the Knockouts World Tag Team Title clash pitting reigning champions The Influence against Knockouts World Champion Tasha Steelz and Savannah Evans, Gisele Shaw and Lady Frost, and Decay!
Knockouts World Tag Team Champions The Influence (Madison Rayne & Tenille Dashwood) vs Knockouts World Champion Tasha Steelz & Savannah Evans vs Decay (Rosemary & Havok) vs Gisele Shaw & Lady Frost – Knockouts World Tag Team Championships
Evans makes Rosemary pay for biting her by dropping the “Demon Assassin” throat-first on the top rope. Shaw and Frost are working well together as they deliver double team offense to Steelz. Havok hits a running leg drop on Frost as Rosemary comes in with the follow-up spear. Dashwood tags herself in to steal the pin but Frost kicks out at two. Dashwood hits a draping neckbreaker on Frost to remain in control. The match begins to break down as everyone fires with a flurry of offense. Decay, Rosemary and Savannah Evans brawl to the back. In the ring, The Influence plant Shaw to retain the Knockouts World Tag Team Titles!
Knockouts World Tag Team Champions The Influence (Madison Rayne & Tenille Dashwood) def Knockouts World Champion Tasha Steelz & Savannah Evans, Decay (Rosemary & Havok) & Gisele Shaw & Lady Frost – Knockouts World Tag Team Championships
Josh Mathews is at Skyway Studios in Nashville, TN to continue our look back at Multiverse of Matches on a special edition of IMPACT! on AXS TV.
Multiverse of Matches kicked off with the return of the high-risk, high-wire spectacle known as Ultimate X as Trey Miguel’s X-Division Championship was up for grabs against five challengers: Jordynne Grace, Chris Bey, Blake Christian, Vincent and Rich Swann!
X-Division Champion Trey Miguel vs Jordynne Grace vs Chris Bey vs Blake Christian vs Vincent vs Rich Swann – Ultimate X Match for the X-Division Championship
The X-Division Title hangs high above the ring and whoever retrieves it will be the champion! Bey gets two-for-one as he takes out both Miguel and Swann with a swift kick. Christian climbs across the cables but Miguel pulls him down and hits a dive to the floor. Vincent shuts down Miguel’s momentum with a Flatliner. Swann connects with a Handspring Cutter to Vincent before leaping up to the cables. Swann loses his grip and gets taken out with The Art of Finesse from Bey. Christian spikes Bey with a Canadian Destroyer before launching himself off the steel truss, colliding with everyone on the outside. Miguel and Grace race towards the title. Vincent pulls Grace down, allowing Miguel to retrieve the belt and remain X-Division Champion!
X-Division Champion Trey Miguel def Jordynne Grace, Chris Bey, Blake Christian, Vincent & Rich Swann – Ultimate X Match for the X-Division Championship
In a never-seen-before interview, Trey Miguel sets his sights on his next challenge: a Triple Threat X-Division Title defense against Ace Austin and “Speedball” Mike Bailey on the Countdown to Rebellion, streaming LIVE and FREE April 23rd at 7:30pm ET on IMPACT Plus and YouTube!
Revenge was in the air as Mickie James and Nick Aldis battled Chelsea Green and Matt Cardona in a personal grudge match to determine the superior power couple!
Digital Media Champion & NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green vs Nick Aldis & Mickie James
James charges at Green to jumpstart the match! Cardona crashes and burns with a missile dropkick off the top. The referee’s back is turned and Cardona takes advantage as he illegally chokes James. Cardona and Green begin to wear her down as they cut off the ring and prevent James from making the tag. Moments later, James counters Radio Silence into a Flapjack to create separation, allowing her to make the tag. Aldis quickens the pace as he spikes Cardona with a Piledriver, followed by a top rope elbow drop. Green inadvertently slaps her husband. Aldis and James lock in double Cloverleaf submissions, forcing both of their opponents to tap!
Nick Aldis & Mickie James def Digital Media Champion & NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green
The leader of Honor No More, Eddie Edwards, represented Pro Wrestling NOAH in a dream encounter with New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Tomohiro Ishii!
Eddie Edwards vs Tomohiro Ishii
Edwards dives through the ropes, sending Ishii crashing into the steel guardrail. Both men exchange shots before Edwards hits a DDT into the hardest part of the ring. Edwards is in the driver’s seat after chopping Ishii to his knees. Ishii hits a vertical suplex to create an opening and begins to regain his composure. Ishii pummels him with a series of strikes in the corner, followed by a belly-to-back suplex for two. Edwards comes back with his signature Blue Thunder Bomb but it’s not enough to keep Ishii down. It’s a stalemate after running clotheslines take out both competitors. Edwards connects with a thunderous Tiger Driver for a very close near fall. Ishii blocks the Boston Knee Party, then hits a running knee of his own. Ishii connects with a vicious Brainbuster to score the victory!
Tomohiro Ishii def Eddie Edwards
Josh Alexander had an opportunity to get his hands on Moose ahead of their IMPACT World Title match at Rebellion in this colossal tag team showdown!
IMPACT World Champion Moose & PCO vs Josh Alexander & JONAH
As Alexander and JONAH argue over who’s going to start the match, PCO attacks them from behind to gain the early advantage. Moose hits JONAH with repeated running shoulder tackles but can’t take the big man off his feet. JONAH launches Moose halfway across the ring before Alexander tags himself in. The fight is on between Moose and Alexander as an enraged “Walking Weapon” unleashes his pent-up aggression. Alexander hits a bridging German suplex on PCO for two. PCO soars with the PCO-Sault but Alexander avoids it. PCO dives through the ropes, taking out both of his opponents on the floor. PCO destroys Alexander with the De-Animator on the apron. Moose and Alexander square off once again as they exchange strikes in the middle of the ring. Alexander locks in the Ankle Lock but Moose breaks free and retreats. JONAH spears PCO, followed by the C4 Spike from Alexander to win!
Josh Alexander & JONAH def IMPACT World Champion Moose & PCO
The ongoing struggle for power and control continued as the leader of the Bullet Club, Jay White, went one-on-one with Chris Sabin!
Jay White vs Chris Sabin
White retreats to the outside but Sabin is in pursuit and connects with a dive. Sabin delivers his signature running kick from the apron. Sabin soars with a top rope crossbody for two. White chops his opponent, sending Sabin toppling from the top rope to the floor. White remains in control with a pair of belly-to-back suplexes on the hardest part of the ring. Sabin hits a jumping kick to the head to create some much-needed separation. Sabin begins to build momentum with a missile dropkick from the top. Sabin keeps the ball rolling as he hits a tornado DDT. White counters the Cradle Shock into a quick Saito suplex. Sabin’s chest is battered following countless chops as White hits a twisting vertical suplex. White connects with the Uranagi. Sabin counters the Blade Runner into a rollup, marking White’s first pinfall loss since coming to IMPACT Wrestling!
Chris Sabin def Jay White
After the match, Steve Maclin attacks Chris Sabin out of nowhere. Jay White joins the fray and delivers a low blow to Maclin!
Cameras catch up with Chris Sabin for an exclusive interview where he says that Jay White will never forget the day he lost to the underdog!
The war continues at Rebellion when Chris Sabin, Jay White and Steve Maclin collide in a huge Triple Threat match!
Two of the greatest tag teams in professional wrestling history, The Good Brothers and The Briscoes, settled their epic rivalry!
The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) vs The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)
Gallows and Anderson are in total control as they target the bandaged forehead of Jay. Moments later, Jay fights out of the corner with a series of back elbows, allowing him to make the tag to Mark. The pace quickens as Mark goes on the attack. Mark knocks Gallows off the apron before planting Anderson with a suplex. The Briscoes hit a double team neckbreaker powerbomb on Anderson for two. Anderson comes back with a thunderous Spinebuster to Jay. Everyone is down following a wild flurry of offense. Jay White pushes Mark off the top while the referee is distracted by Chris Bey. The Good Brothers capitalize with the Magic Killer to win!
The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) def The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe)
Breaking news! The Briscoes return to IMPACT Wrestling on Sunday, April 24th when the television trucks of IMPACT! on AXS TV come to the MJN Convention Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Tickets are on-sale now!
Deonna Purrazzo brought her Champ Champ Challenge to Multiverse of Matches and it was answered by the legendary Faby Apache who challenged for the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship!
ROH Women’s World Champion & AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Deonna Purrazzo vs Faby Apache – AAA Reina de Reinas Championship
Purrazzo begins to target Apache’s arm in the early going. Apache hits a running dropkick, then rolls Purrazzo up for two. Apache locks in a modified Indian death lock but Purrazzo breaks free. Purrazzo hits a running dropkick, followed by a standing Moonsault. Apache plants Purrazzo face-first into the canvas for a very close near fall. Purrazzo locks in the Fujiwara Armbar, forcing Apache to tap out to retain the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship!
ROH Women’s World Champion & AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Deonna Purrazzo def Faby Apache – AAA Reina de Reinas Championship
In a shocking turn of events, the longest reigning Knockouts World Champion of all time, Taya Valkyrie, makes her return to IMPACT Wrestling and challenges Purrazzo for the AAA Reina de Reinas Title at Rebellion!
Deonna Purrazzo and Taya Valkyrie comment on the confrontation in separate post-match interviews. Purrazzo reminds her that the last time they met for the Knockouts World Title, she sent her packing – imagine what she’ll do this time. Meanwhile, Valkyrie says that she came back to IMPACT Wrestling to shut the “Champ Champ” up!
The road to Rebellion rolls on next Thursday at 8/7c on AXS TV! ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham battles NJPW star Rocky Romero. Deonna Purrazzo’s Champ Champ Challenge continues. Steve Maclin takes on Alex Shelley. Plus, it’s PCO vs JONAH II and so much more!
It’s now time to experience the Match of the Year contender from Multiverse of Matches in its entirety as Alex Shelley goes one-on-one with “Speedball Mike” Bailey!
Mike Bailey vs Alex Shelley
Bailey dives over the top, colliding with Shelley on the floor and landing on his feet in the process. Shelley hits a slingshot crossbody to the outside. Shelley drives his knee into the chest of Bailey, then plants him into the mat with a Fisherman’s DDT. Bailey hits a twisting Shooting Star to build momentum. Shelley regains control with a series of chops, followed by a belly-to-back suplex. Bailey fights off another belly-to-back suplex attempt, but gets spiked into the apron instead. Shelley dives through the ropes but Bailey beats him to the floor with a springboard Moonsault. Shelley hits Sliced Bread in the middle of the ring but it’s not enough. Bailey rolls up Shelley to score the pinfall victory!
Mike Bailey def Alex Shelley
Tonight’s special look back at Multiverse of Matches goes off the air.