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Ja’Von’s Impact Wrestling Live Report (5/10/18)

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Quick Results:

Z & E vs LAX: Z & E via pinfall
Grado vs Rohit Raju: Grado via pinfall
Drago vs Aerostar vs Taiji Ishimori vs Fantasma: Fantasma via pinfall
Moose vs Kongo Kong: Moose via DQ
Brian Cage vs Sugiura: Brian Cage via pinfall
Pentagon Jr.(c) vs Eli Drake(Impact World Championship): Pentagon Jr. retains via pinfall

Play by Play:

Impact kicked off with Josh Matthews talking about Sami Callhian attacking Impact Wrestling Executive Vice President Don Callis this past week in Toronto. There is a meeting currently being held with the senior officials to decide Callihan’s fate.

Z & E vs LAX:

Z & E make their way to the ring for the match. LAX then makes their way down to the ring for the match. The match starts with both DJZ and Santana in the ring and they go back and forth for a bit followed by both guys hitting the mat but they both get back up with kip ups. DJZ and Santana knock each other to the mat. DJZ and Santana both kip up at the same time. Santana enziguri DJZ. Ortiz tags in and hits a dead body splash on DJZ for a near fall. Everett tags in and hits a dropkick off the top on Ortiz. Arm drag off the second rope to Ortiz. Everett responds with a hurricanrana. Santana and Ortiz land a wheelbarrow cutter on Everett. Everett kicks out. Northern lights suplex by Ortiz. Everett kicks out again. Enziguri by Everett. Everett tags in DJZ.
DJZ hits a splashes on both members of LAX at the same time. DJZ tries to double DDT LAX. Santana and Ortiz counter and superkick DJZ. Everett hits a backflip kick to both members of LAX at the same time. Ortiz powerbombs Everett then hits a DDT. DJ Z DDTs Ortiz. Santana superkicks DJ Z. LAX tries a setup moonsault. Everett gets his knees up. DJZ kicks Ortiz. Everett hits a step up corkscrew press for a near fall. DJZ dives onto Ortiz. Ortiz hits a double under hook suplex on DJ Z. LAX goes for the Street sweeper. DJZ counters into a roll up for the win.

Winners: Z & E via pinfall

Backstage segment with Grado and Joseph Park. Park is getting Grado warmed up for his first match back and still doesn’t believe that he has a girlfriend. His girlfriend then walks in a he Grado introduces her to Joseph then she leads him to the ring for his match.

Austin Aries says that he did wish Eli Drake luck last week and that he will take his other world title from the winner of the match tonight.

Rohit Raju vs Grado:

Rohit makes his way to the ring for the match. Grado then makes his way to the ring with his new girlfriend Katarina. Rohit attacks Grado from behind and tossed himhim into the corner but Grado fights back and gains control of the match by Irish whipping him into the corner then a couple of jabs and a back body drop. Rohit then gains control of the match again and tries to hit a belly to belly on Grado but struggles to do so and sends him into the corner he then rushes him but Grado gets the boot up. Grand then gets minimal offense in but to no avail as Rohit kicks out Grado’s legs then hits a big knee and gets a nearfall. Rohit then hits a running knee on Grado who is trying to use the ropes in the corner to get up and gets another nearfall on Grado. Rohit then wears down Grado with a chinlock but Grado fights back and gets in some offense to earn a nearfall. Rohit then gets angry and begins to hit Grado with some jabs but it only makes Grado mad as the straps come down. Grado takes to long to follow up on the attack and Rohit hits a swinging neckbreaker for a nearfall. Grado then gains control of the match again and hits a cannonball on Rohit for the win. Post match Katarina comes in the ring and makes out with Grado to celebrate the win.

Winner: Grado via pinfall

Immediately after Grado’s match we are taken backstage because Jospeh Park has been attacked

A video package is shown showcasing the newest knockout Tessa Blanchard and goes into depth about her, her family, wrestling career, and why she came to Impact Wrestling and why she is the best in the world.

Impact announces their TV Tapings for June 1st and 2nd

McKenzie Mitchell interviews the tag champions Eli Drake and Scott Steiner about Eli cashing in his world title briefcase tonight. Eli says that the tag titles mean a lot to him but he is coming for the world title tonight. He also says that there is a new belt collector now. Steiner says that he wants to help Eli tonight but Eli says that he wants Steiner on the bench tonight. Tension was teased between the two a bit.

Drago vs Aerostar vs Taiji Ishimori vs Fantasma:

Drago makes his way to the ring for the match. Aerostar makes his way to the ring for the match. Taiji Ishimori makes his way to the ring. Finally Fantasma makes his way to the ring for the match. Drago goes for Fantasma but he does and Aerostar catches him with a hurricanrana. The ring then clears and Drago and Aerostar are alone in the ring and go at it. It’s very fast paced with both guys sweeping each other going for the cover which ends in a stalemate. Ishimori and Fantasma come in and clear the ring leaving them alone in the ring. They go at it with Fantasma getting the better of the exchange for a two count. Ishimori then goes to the apron and hits a shoulderblock through the ropes on Fantasma then followed up with a senton which sends him out of the ring. Ishimori follows up with the Golden Moonsault the outside. As we are going to break Drago and Aerostar get back in the match and Aerostar launches himself onto Drago and all four men are down. We are back from break and Aerostar and Ishimori are in the ring and he dodges Taiji who came running at him then takes down Ishimori and goes for the cover but Fantasma breaks it up. Fantasma then goes on the attack on Aerostar then hitting a big boot. As Fanstama was setting up something else Drago comes back in the ring and hits him with a big boot in the face. The match picks up some more Drago Ishimori and Fantasma are in the ring but Fantasma gets driven out of the ring and Taiji goes on the attack of Drago and hits a running knee on him Aerostar comes back in and gains control for a bit and takes out Taiji then goes on the attack of Drago and gets a nearfall on him. Fantasma then comes back in and gains control of the match and gets a nearfall. Ishimori then gains control and hits an inverted flapjack on Fantasma for the pin but it’s broken up. Fast forward some and all four men are down in the ring but Aerostar gets up and dropkicks Taiji out of the ring. Drago then flies over the ropes onto Ishimori. Fantasma then hits the arrow from the depths of hell into Drago then Aerostar flies onto Fantasma. Aerostar and Ishimori get back in the ring and Taiji gets the better of the exchange hitting a gutbuster on him for a nearfall. All men. Are now back in the ring and multiple covers have been broken up but Aersostar and. Fantasma wre eventually left alone in the ring and Fantasma gets the better of the exchange and hits the thrill of the kill for the win.

Winner: Fantasma via pinfall

As we go to break Eddie Edward’s barges in and interrupts the meeting between senior management to decide Callihan’s future in Impact.

Back from break Eddie tells the senior management to not fire Eddie even though they wanted to. They agree not to fire Sami but told Eddie to get his revenge on Sami anywhere but at the Impact Zone and they are done with this blood feud.

Moose vs Kongo Kong:

Collar and elbow tie up between the two with Kong getting the better of the tie up and pushing Moose into the corner. Moose then side steps and puts Kong in the corner and lays in the jabs and punches but Kong gains the control of the match again and the match spills to the outside. Moose rains control of the match and hits a big uppercut on Kong then slides back in the ring. Moose then comes back out breaking the count and hits a big boot on Kong. Kong then gains control of the match by countering an Irish whip and sends Moose into the guardrail and focuses his attack now on the lower back of Moose. Kong towers over Moose as he continues his attack on him. Kongo Kong then locks in a bear hug on Moose to wear him down a bit but Moose hits a big elbow to break it up. Coming off the ropes for a big move Moose gets caught with another bear hug. Moose breaks free and attempts a slam on Kong but to no avail and gets sent into the ring post. Moose then fights back and knocks Kong down to a knee which gets him some needed separation. Moose then gets back up and goes on the offensive and finally get Kong down for the first time in this match and follows up with a senton. Moose looks to finish the match but Jimmy Jacobs who was on the outside for this match his Moose with a steel chair which causes a disqualification in favor of Moose.

Post match attack that has Moose sending Kong to the outside and Jacob’s keeping Kong at bay with Moose standing tall as we go to break.

Winner: Moose via DQ

Back from break KM is hyping up Fallah Bahh to get him into shape and they show videos of KM training him while he is just sitting around eating.

Brian Cage vs Sugiura:

Sugiura attempts a suplex but Cage counters and hits a delayed vertical suplex then a standing moonsault for a nearfall. Sugiura hits him with strong forearms then they both go on to trade blows followed by a big dropkick. Sugiura goes to the ring apron and hits cage with a shoulderblock but it doesn’t really faze Cage as he grabs him and goes to the middle rope in the corner for a suplex from the apron to the ring for a nearfall. Back in the ring Cage is still in control but his Sugiura gains control with Cage in the corner and lays in with strong forearms. Cage fights back and they meet on the top rope but Cage knocks him down. They then meet again on the middle tope and Cage hits a hurricanrana on him. Sugiura goes for a running knee but it gets caught and Cage hits him with a buckle bomb then another move from his arsenal for a nearfall. Sugiura then begins to fight back and gets a nearfall. Both guys then go back and forth with big shots. Cage gets the better of the exchange and hits a discus clothesline for a nearfall. Cage finally hits the drillclaw for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Brian Cage via pinfall

Allie is shown backstage in the locker room looking in a mirror remembering what happened last week with Rosemary and Su Yung. She then gets a knock on the door and finds a doll waiting for her with a note attached.

Pentagon Jr.(c) vs Eli Drake(Impact World Championship):

Eli Drake makes his way to the ring for the match looking to reclaim the world title. Pentagon Jr. makes his way to the ring to defend his world title as we go to break. Back from break and both guys get in each other faces and trash talk. Pentagon comes off the ropes looking for an attack but Drake counters and stops him with a big bolt and gains control of the match early on. Pentagon then counters and gains control of the match and hits a slingblade for a nearfall. Pentagon looks to hit the same move that broke Aries’ arm but Drake fights free before that could happen. Drake then gains control of Pentagon and lays in the ground and pound with punches to the face. Drake gets Pentagon in the corner and stays on him for a bit but Pentagon gains control and Irish whips Eli into another corner but Eli gets the boot up as Pentagon charges him and then wears him down with a chinlock. Pentagon then fights back and catches Eli with a kick as he was coming off the springboard for a two count. Drake in the corner and Pentagon hits him with a chop then hits a backstabber on Eli as he ducks him going into the corner. Pentagon then hits a superplex for a nearfall. Eli then gains control of the match for a bit and attempts the gravey train but Pentagon counters and eventually hits the Pentagon driver for the win and retains his world title.

Winner and STILL Impact World Champion: Pentagon Jr. via pinfall

My Opinion: The show was pretty good at first with the main storyline focus of the show being about Sami Callhian’s attack on Don Callis. So overall it was a good show tonight but the end part felt very rushed to me.
7/10


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