Just two weeks after Rebellion, Impact Wrestling returns with Under Siege on Impact Plus, headlined by World Champion Josh Alexander defending against NJPW's Tomohiro Ishii.
The Newport, Kentucky, special will have five title matches and ten matches overall, two of which will be on the pre-show.
The Briscoes will look for their first reign as Impact Tag Team Champions as they face titleholders Violent by Design while X-Division Champion Ace Austin will defend against former champion Trey Miguel.
Knockouts Champion Tasha Steelz will defend against former champion Havok while AAA Reina de Reinas titleholder Taya Valkyrie will defend against former champion Deonna Purrazzo.
In a ten-man tag team match, Bullet Club's Jay White, Chris Bey, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, and the returning El Phantasmo will face Honor No More's Eddie Edwards, Kenny King, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, and Vincent.
In singles action, Steve Maclin takes on Chris Sabin while "Speedball" Mike Bailey faces Alex Shelley.
The pre-show will feature Rich Swann vs. Laredo Kid and Madison Rayne vs. Gisele Shaw.
Heath & Rhino defeated Raj Singh & Shera
Rhino began the match with Raj and the crowd immediately chanted "Rhino's going to kill you!". Rhino with the early advantage and tags in Heath where the crowd started chanting "Heath's got kids".
Not even five minutes in and the crowd looks to be hot for tonight. After some showboating from Heath, Shera with the cheap shot and Singh gained control. After some solid offence from Shera & Singh, Heath countered a second rope attack from Singh and made the hot tag to Rhino.
Shera & Singh attempted to tame the "War Machine" but Rhino proved too much, nailing the Gore on Singh and sending him and Heath home victorious.
Rich Swann defeated Laredo Kid and "Speedball" Mike Bailey in a three-way
Bailey was supposed to face Alex Shelley on the show. No reason was given as to why Shelley wasn't there, but he worked an indie show in Michigan at the same time this show was happening.
All three men looked to gain the advantage early on but Bailey managed to get the upper hand on Kid with his speed kicks. Swann decided it wasn't happening and took care of both men on the outside of the ring.
Back in the ring it was Bailey and Swann and fans with respect chants for both men. Bailey with an unexpected modified figure-four and Swann is in pain. Swann made the escape and Kid entered the ring with some return offense.
After some back and forth offense between all three men, Bailey nailed a flipping double knees to Swann inside the ring and followed it up with an asai moonsault to the outside on Kid. Swann followed up with Kid setup for the Phoenix Splash but Bailey with the counter.
Before Bailey could capitalize, Kid nailed Bailey with the Spanish Fly from the top rope. Two count for Kid as Swann broke it up. Swann then hit the Phoenix Splash on Kid for the victory.
Gisele Shaw (w/Alisha) defeated Madison Rayne (w/Tenille Dashwood)
With some back and forth offense in the beginning, Rayne gained the advantage and headed up to the top rope but Shaw caught her and nailed her with a superplex. Shaw with a modified enziguri, followed up by a ddt but only got a two count. Rayne quickly countered but Shaw with a spinebuster and we then saw both Dashwood and Edwards get involved. Shaw hit a huge knee and gained the victory as the tag team champions left the ring with a sour taste in their mouths.
- Gia Miller interviewed the Briscoes who hyped their upcoming championship match against Violent By Design.
Chris Sabin defeated Steve Maclin
Some back and forth technical wrestling began the match before Sabin went to the outside against Maclin but was caught and Maclin has damaged the lower back of Sabin. Maclin continued the attack on Sabin's back and Sabin is in "No Man's Land". Sabin hit a tornado ddt followed by a swinging neckbreaker. Maclin with an attempt of a comeback but Sabin proved too strong hitting a huge clothesline and the Cradle Shock for the win.
AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Taya Valkyrie defeated Deonna Purrazzo to retain
It's Purrazzo with the early attack and advantage, hungry to regain her former title as she focused on injuring the arm of Valkyrie early on. After a few moments of focusing on injuring Taya, Valkyrie managed a small comeback before Purrazzo was able to get back on track.
Purrazzo nailed a Queen's Gambit but Valkyrie kicked out at two. A frustrated Purrazzo went back on the submission game but Valkyrie was able to reach the ropes to counter. Purrazzo went and grabbed the Reina de Reinas Championship and in doing so, got rolled up by Valkyrie and pinned for the three count.
- Post-match: The lights went out and Mia Yim has returned to Impact Wrestling. She attacked Purrazzo but before she could hit the package piledriver, Deonna escaped and Yim was left hungry.
-Backstage Gia Miller interviewed Trey Miguel regarding his match tonight with Ace Austin for the X-Division Championship. A confident Miguel stated he's taking back the title tonight.
X-Division Champion Ace Austin defeated Trey Miguel to retain
We saw some back and forth technical wrestling to begin the match before Miguel missed from the top rope and that mean side of Austin countered. Austin went for the fold but missed while Miguel followed with a superkick but missed too. Even playing field and both men went looking for the advantage before Miguel hit an inverted suplex into a dragon suplex.
Both men were back on their feet and Austin with some jaw-jacking before spitting on Miguel. Miguel gained the advantage and after nailing a superkick, hit a split legged moonsault for the two count. Austin with an an attempted feet on the ropes three count but was caught by the referee. A determined Miguel looked to close out Austin but Ace was simply too much to handle as he was hit with a gnarly Fold and a three count to lose in his conquest of recapturing the X-Division Championship.
Austin continues to be the future of Impact Wrestling and it's only a matter of time before he's challenging for the World Championship.
Honor No More (Eddie Edwards, Kenny King, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett & Vincent w/Maria Kanellis) defeated Bullet Club (Chris Bey, Doc Gallows, El Phantasmo, Jay White & Karl Anderson)
The bell rang and it's a gang warfare inside the ring as all ten men are going at it. Both teams battled back and forth before we saw former ROH World Champion battling former IWGP Heavyweight Champion in the middle of an Impact ring. White gained the advantage and it soon became backrake central as ELP, Bey, White and Gallows hit major backrakes on Taven. Anderson attempted a final Bullet Club backrake but was upset by Honor No More.
HNM with the advantage before Anderson was able to land a spinebuster. Tags out to both teams and it was Gallows and King battling it out before King got the tag in. Gallows wiped up both men before we saw ELP and Vincent in the ring mixing it up. A lot of back and forth, quick tag action before we saw White and Taven battling before it's all ten men in the ring once again. Bey and King became the legal men and after Bey nailed HNM over the top to the outside, Vincent followed it up nailing BC off the top rope.
Back inside, Anderson is distracted by Maria and Bennett was able to capitalize hitting the backpack stunner for the victory as commentary informed us that the Bullet Club lost a multi-man match for the first time in Impact Wrestling.
Impact Knockouts Champion Tasha Steelz defeated Havok to retain
It was a one-on-one match as we saw no signs of Rosemary, Crazzy Steve or Savannah Evans ringside.
Havok with the early power advantage before Steelz is able to capitalize with her quickness. As the match spilled outside, Steelz managed to almost get a count-out victory over the massive Havok before Havok was able to recover. Back inside the ring, both women attempted to gain the upper hand before Havok hit a huge death valley driver but only landed a two count. Steelz mounted a comeback and after managing to land the Blackout on her perseverant opponent, escaped the match and retained the Knockouts Championship.
The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) defeated Violent By Design (Deaner & Eric Young w/Joe Doering) for the Impact Tag Team titles
Before the bell could even ring, the Briscoes attacked VBD as soon as they entered the ring. It was all out mayhem as the Briscoes were owning Deaner and Young before Doering from the entrance ramp challenged Jay and Mark. Doering hit the ring and mayhem continued before we finally heard the bell ring.
VBD gained the early advantage before Mark Briscoe was seen flying from the skies to the outside. Easily a rivalry I could sink my teeth in right now.
The Briscoes gain the advantage until Doering proved the third man will always be effective. Momentum went back and forth before VBD hit double-team moves and a high angle death valley driver to only land two counts on Mark by EY. A down and out Jay returned to the ring and while they looked to gain momentum, Deaner made the save on a pin attempt by Mark.
It definitely came down to heart in this match as both teams gutted for the advantage in the final moments. Unfortunately for VBD, the Briscoes proved to be too much as they caught Deaner in a Doomsday Device for the victory to become new Impact World Tag Team Champions!
Once again, easily a rivalry I could sink my teeth in.
- Moose headed down to ring ring with a mic. Moose demanded that Scott D'Amore come down to the ring, the main event is not happening and that he's hijacking the show. Before D'Amore is able to answer Moose's demand, Sami Callihan returned, nailed Moose with Cactus Driver '97 and stated he's back in Impact Wrestling.
Impact World Champion Josh Alexander defeated Tomohiro Ishii to retain
After the traditional World Championship intro, we heard "Walking Weapon" and "Ishii" chants.
While it's early, it's not long before we saw the corner power game take effect as the chops hit by both men could have easily off roaded a Mack truck.
It's "Weapon" vs. "Pitbull"... Think about that for a moment.
This match was all about power, all about that one move that one move that could change the momentum of the match to retain the championship or to win the championship.
After some hard hitting back and forth, Alexander locked in the Ankle Lock but Ishii countered before being locked in the Ankle Lock again. Ishii made it to the ropes and frustration by both men started to set in.
Alexander gained the advantage landing a huge spinning powerbomb but was only able to manage a two count. Both men got to their feet and it's back and forth action for the World Championship once again with neither man willing to give up.
Both men are up in the corner and Ishii nailed a superplex for a two count. Ishii looked to land his finisher but Alexander on the attack but failed to hit a moonsault. Ishii landed a basement clothesline while Alexander attempted a C4 Spike but failed.
Alexander nailed a powerbomb and while attempting another C4 Spike, was successful pinning the NJPW legend for the victory to remain Impact World Champion!