Report via Mike Johnson of pwinsider.com
October 16, 2018
Queens, NY – Melrose Ballroom
This taping was likely for two episodes, on November 1 and November 8.
Xplosion: Fallah Bahh defeated Anthony Bowens via Bonsai Splash
Rich Swann defeated Willie Mack via 450 splash. Fun match with some good back and forth action. The crowd really enjoyed this.
Desi Hit Squad defeated The Beach Bums – Gama Singh came out and cut a promo introducing the revamped Desi Hit Squad, Gama Singh Jr. and Rohit Raju. Bums are a local team from WrestlePro in New Jersey. The Squad pretty much worked them over. The Bums made a comeback but were wiped out by Raju nailing one with a knee strike to the head, followed by Singh nailing a DVDR.
Taya Valkyrie defeated Tessa Blanchard by DQ after Tessa attacked the ref. Taya had Blanchard on the ropes and Tessa knew it, so she slugged the referee, causing a DQ. Good match until the finish, obviously. The rivalry continues.
LAX defeated Ethan Page & Matt Sydal – Sydal rolled up Ortiz, who kicked out and sent him into a Santana knee strike. LAX nailed their finisher and scored the pin. Good, athletic tag match.
Sami Callihan defeated Trevor Lee via piledriver. Scarlett Bordeaux came out before to scout this match. After the match, Brian Cage came out and faced off with Callihan, shoving him down. Callihan grabbed the baseball bat. Cage told him to give it his best shot. Sami was caught and slammed and left him laying. Cage and Callihan glared at each other as OVE pulled Sami to the back.
Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix defeated The OGz – King tossed an object into Homicide, but Fenix wiped him out with a superkick. Penta and Fenix doubleteamed Hernandez and took him down, then hit a series of moves off the top and scored the pin. Real solid match mixing some hard hitting offense from the OGz and some amazing aerial stuff, especially from Fenix.
Jordynne Grace defeated Katarina via bear hug submission. This was Grace’s debut. The crowd chanted “Jordynne’s gonna kill you.”
Moose defeated Eddie Edwards via spear. Eddie went to the ropes and attempted a leaping rana, but Moose caught him and powerbomb him over the ropes onto the entrance ramp. Edwards came down brutally and it looked just evil with a disgusting thud. He sat up and then went back down. Alisha Edwards came out to check on him. Moose came out and walked past him and waited on the stage. He pointed at Alisha and said, “This is your husband?” Moose charged down the ramp, but Edwards moved, and Moose crashed through the ropes into the ring. Edwards nailed an enziguiri but was caught and drilled with a big spear and pinned. This was a hell of a match. They just beat the living hell out of each other. Just great.
In-Ring: Eli Drake, Joseph Park – Eli Drake came to the ring with Joseph Park. Drake cut a promo about how men used to fight and decimate each other with their words but now it’s a business full of nerds who got into the business because they want to do violent things like death matches because of men like Abyss. Drake called himself the last of a dying breed. He said all Bound for Glory was violent crap and he was a victim of it, so he was canceling his open challenge and filing a lawsuit against Impact for having an unsafe working environment. He said he had hired a lawyer and asked Park to explain. Park explained how LAX vs. the OGz at BFG was dangerous and how they were lucky no one broke a leg. He said that when his brother Abyss chokeslammed Drake, that was also an example and they had filed a class action lawsuit earlier this week. He put over Abyss as he talked about it and Drake was not happy. He said there were other members of the class and was about to introduce them when Drake attacked him and beat the crap out of him with a chair, calling him a worthless, depleted fat loser whose body was broken down and now he wanted to try and ruin Drake’s career with that crap. Drake then returned and attacked him again. Everyone was great in their role here and Drake is on FIRE as a talker.
Su Yung defeated Keira Hogan (w/ Allie) – During the match, Yung faced off with Allie and Allie began freezing in place before backing off and walking to the back. Hogan tossed Yung back in the ring but was caught coming through the ropes and nailed with a Hanging Pedigree. Yung spun her around and drove her to the mat, scoring the pin. This looks like they are re-shot everything that they did last night, eliminating the over the top voodoo element of the angle.
Impact World Championship: Johnny Impact (c) defeated Killer Kross (w/ Moose) via Starship Pain. Kross grabbed Impact by the throat but Impact fought him off and nailed a kick and Starship Pain for the pin. No Austin Aries appearance.