Impact Wrestling returned to Orlando last night for the first of six days of television tapings. They were back to using a four-sided ring, Austin Aries returned and won the Impact World Championship, and Johnny Impact won a four-way to become Aries' next challenger.
Impact TV tapings --
- Impact Grand Champion Matt Sydal defeated Fallah Bahh to retain his title
Impact has dropped the rounds concept for the Grand Championship and there were no rounds or judges for this match.
- Bobby Lashley defeated KM
- Kiera Hogan defeated Knockouts Champion Laurel Van Ness in a non-title match
Hogan, who signed with the company a while ago, was making her debut here. She won after Van Ness was distracted by Allie.
- There was a segment with LAX and OVE & Sami Callihan that ended with Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley coming out and attacking LAX.
- Johnny Impact & Moose defeated EC3 & Alberto El Patron
- Eli Drake and Chris Adonis did a promo where Adonis was putting over Drake as the greatest champion of all-time, the greatest dresser of all-time, the greatest friend of all-time, and Drake claimed that he was the greatest man to ever live.
That set up Austin Aries making his return to Impact Wrestling. Aries ran down his credentials and mentioned being a former World Champion for the company. This led to a title match between the two.
- Austin Aries defeated Eli Drake to win the Impact World Championship
- X Division Champion Taiji Ishimori & Grand Champion Matt Sydal defeated El Hijo del Fantasma & Rohit Raju
- Cult of Lee (Trevor Lee & Caleb Konley) defeated TECH (TC Reid & Mike Monroe)
LAX appeared on the screen after and Konnan told Lee & Conley that they're coming for them.
- Knockouts Champion Laurel Van Ness defeated Kiera Hogan in a non-title match
Van Ness attacked Hogan after the match until Allie made the save.
- Hania defeated Amber Nova
Rosemary tried to attack Hania following the match.
- Johnny Impact defeated EC3, Moose, and Alberto El Patron in a four-way number one contender's match
Impact pinned EC3 and is next in line for a shot at the World title. Moose appeared to be injured and was helped to the back.
Dark match/Explosion TV tapings --
- Caleb Konley defeated Rohit Raju
This was taped before the show.
- OVE defeated TECH (TC Reid & Mike Monroe)
Both this and the next match were filmed at the end of the tapings.
- Rosemary defeated Amber Nova