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Impact Wrestling live results: Moose & Sami Callihan vs. Good Brothers


Preview by Josh Nason

Moose and Sami Callihan will face the Good Brothers on tonight's Impact Wrestling.

As seen on the preview clip Impact released Thursday, Callihan opens the show with a promo. Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson come out to confront Callihan which brings out Moose who Callihan helped back up last week as Kenny Omega, Gallows and Anderson were set to attack. Gallows and Anderson later ask Don Callis (still playing a VP) to make the match, which he does.

New Japan legend Satoshi Kojima will make his debut, joining FinJuice and El Phantasmo as recent short-term additions to the Impact roster from NJPW.

New Tag Team Champions Violence By Design will be on the show after their surprise challenge of FinJuice for the titles at the conclusion of last week's show. After cashing in Rhino's Call Your Shot trophy, he and Joe Doering defeated Juice Robinson and David Finlay for the belts after they had just defeated Ace Austin and Madman Fulton.

Thursday will also feature a ten-woman tag team match as Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo, Knockouts Tag Team Champion Fire N' Flava, Kimber Lee and Susan will face Taylor Wilde, Tenille Dashwood, Havok, Rosemary and Rachael Ellering.

X-Division Champion Josh Alexander will team with Petey Williams against TJP and Fallah Bahh.

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Eddie Edwards defeated Sam Beale on BTI

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The opening video was a recap of Rhino’s story for the last couple of months, going all the way back to winning the Call Your Shot gauntlet with Heath, getting in a feud with Violent By Design, eventually joining the stable, and as of last week, winning the Impact Tag Team championships along with Joe Doering following them cashing in the gauntlet. This was followed by a promo by Violent By Design with Eric Young saying that the championship win had been done by design. 

Josh Mathews is back on commentary for tonight, replacing Matt Striker.

Sami Callihan promo

Callihan opened the show, coming down to the ring. He said that ever since Kenny Omega showed up on Impact, it’s all been a bunch of bull crap from them. They cost him the Under Siege main event because Omega and Don Callis knew that they can’t beat him. Omega can plan for anyone, but not for him. 

Callihan called out Omega to come out to the ring. Instead, he got Moose. He warned Callihan to not be calling out Omega because he is not the no. 1 contender and told him to not get involved in his business. 

The Good Brothers came out, cutting a promo about always getting blamed for everything. They sided with Moose, arguing that Callihan should stay out of Omega and Moose’s business. Moose responded by saying they may be on his side, but he’s not on theirs. Callihan and Moose then attacked Anderson and Gallows and ran them out of the ring.

Backstage, Callis said he was an EVP and booked them against Moose and Callihan. This was a Callis power move after being told by Scott D’Amore that he needed to decide whether he was an EVP with Impact or Omega’s manager. 

Gia Miller asked Callis about the match he had booked and whether it was official or not since he doesn’t usually book matches. Callis started berating her when D’Amore approached him about it. Before he could say anything, Callis talked his way out of the conversation.

TJP & Fallah Bahh defeated X-Division Champion Josh Alexander & Petey Williams

Last week, after some comments by TJP about he and Williams' match at Under Siege, they challenged each other to a tag team match with their former partners instead. 

It started with Bahh using his size advantage to get some offense on Alexander and Williams, managing to cut off Williams, but the advantage wasn’t long lived. 

Alexander tagged in and both he and Williams cut off Bahh from his corner, working on him for a couple of minutes, trying to keep him off his feet. TJP got a hot tag against Williams, but it didn't take long for Alexander to come in and pair up with TJP. 

After a couple more tags between Williams and Alexander, Bahh finally recovered and came to the aid of TJP, taking down Alexander with a samoan drop, setting up TJP for the mamba splash and the win. With this pin, TJP is likely to challenge Alexander for the X-Division championship.

-- Miller had a sit-down interview with W. Morrissey. He said people in the industry are phony and only nice when the cameras are rolling, but once the camera is off, everyone backstabs you. Miller brought up that maybe Morrissey was bitter, but Morrissey said that it was more like being defensive. He brought up that when he had a seizure in the ring, no one cared for him. Instead, all the fans recorded him and uploaded the video to the Internet to laugh at him. 

Morrissey said that now that he’s doing great, everyone wants to be his friend again. Miller said that in her experience with Impact, the locker room does have many friends, bringing up Willie Mack and Rich Swann, who Morrissey blamed of helping Mack only for the spotlight, not for friendship. This was a weird interview, but I think it was effective. 

Afterward, Rich Swann jumped Morrissey, getting payback for what Morrissey did last week.

-- We got a vignette for the Knockouts roster with some of them talking about the division. This seemed to be a commercial for Impact, so it may start airing on AXS.

-- Miller interviewed the babyface team of tonight’s ten woman Knockouts match. Taylor Wilde was nowhere to be found, so Tenille Dashwood figured they should get a fifth member. Rachael Ellering wanted to bring in her partner Jordynne Grace, who took it as being a substitute and not a first choice. Grace reluctantly accepted. Dashwood flirted with the idea of a Dashwood and Ellering tag team.

Rachael Ellering, Jordynne Grace, Havok, Rosemary & Tenille Dashwood (with Kaleb with a K) defeated Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo, Knockouts Tag Team Champions Fire N' Flava (Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz), Kimber Lee & Susan

The match started with some pairings with the babyfaces maintaining the upper hand as the match went on. Adding fuel to the fire between Grace and Ellering, Dashwood tagged herself in and did a double team move with Ellering. When Grace was tagged in, the referee decided that Ellering had been in the ring for too long, kicked her out, and as Grace waited for the Ellering assist, Steelz reversed Grace and cut her off.

The heel team worked over Grace for a while, keeping her off her feet. Most of the work was done by Steelz and Hogan, who have been feuding with Grace and Ellering for some weeks now.

Grace finally managed to escape the opposite corner and fall into a Rosemary tag, who came in and ran over Hogan. Steelz aided Hogan to cut off Rosemary as well and once again, the heel corner gained control. Susan and Lee were the ones focused on Rosemary with a series of double teams until Havok came in for the tower of doom spot, setting up a second hot tag at the hands of Ellering who focused on Purrazzo. 

Ellering and Grace did some double teams on Purrazzo before Hogan and Steelz broke it off. All hell broke loose when Fire N' Flava were done teaming with Lee and Susan and started brawling outside the ring, leaving Purrazzo open in the ring for Rosemary to pin. With yet another pin over a champion on tonight's show, Rosemary is likely heading to Against All Odds to face Purrazzo. 

Grace and Ellering seemed to be doing better, but we could also see Susan and Lee being added into the Knockouts Tag Team title feud.

-- Alexander talked backstage about being pinned by TJP. He accepted that TJP deserved a shot at the X-Division title and he was a defending champion. TJP and D’Amore walked up with the latter announcing a 60-minute Iron Man match starting next week on BTI and ending on the main show.

-- We got a video package about the relationship between Jake Something and Rohit Raju, starting in the indies, their real life friendship, and how things changed as soon as they made it to Impact. Raju argued that Something gets everything while D’Amore only bullies him. Something argued that the gold had gotten up to Raju’s head. They challenged each other to a tables match. This was a great video package for a nothing feud between two midcard guys. More of these!

Violence By Design promo

Violent By Design came down to the ring to address their title win last week. Eric Young said that when he started this war, he needed people like him and that thought like him, and so he brought in Joe Doering, who cut a path of violence in Japan. He found Deaner when he was at his weakest and he opened his eyes on how to become his purest self. Finally, Young said that Rhino had become a shadow of his former self and now the War Machine has returned. 

They waited with the Call Your Shot trophy until they knew FinJuice would be at their weakest. They knew that FinJuice wouldn’t be able to use their rematch clause since they were back in Japan. 

Young ended saying that Impact belongs to them, Mexico was next, and so was Japan. The lights went out and Satoshi Kojima came out. He got in Doering’s face and only said "Against All Odds." Awesome!

-- We got a replay of Brian Myers' promo and attack from last year where he took out Matt Cardona. Afterward, Miller interviewed Dr. Ross about Cardona’s status. The doctor said that Cardona was out for a couple of weeks with a broken orbital bone. Myers interrupted, asking what he needed to break in order for Cardona to never come back. Myers himself was interrupted by Sam Beale, but instead of retaliating, he told Beale that he would teach him how to be professional.

-- Backstage, Doering accepted Kojima’s challenge. Decay happened to walk by, only to get antagonized by Deaner. Crazzy Steve was quick enough to tell him off, bringing up that he went from shadow to shadow: first, Something's and now Young's. 

Decay (Crazzy Steve & Black Taurus) defeated Johnny Swinger & Hernandez (w/ Alisha Edwards)

This match was set up last week when Swinger kicked out Decay from Swinger’s Palace. Hernandez is Swinger’s bouncer and Edwards works for Swinger in order to pay her financial debt. Don’t ask for sense when it comes to Swinger storylines.

The start of the match was all Decay working over Swinger until Hernandez blind tagged himself in to turn the match around, cut off Steve, and set him up for Swinger. Swinger and Hernandez had control for several minutes, even connecting on some double team moves, but once it was Swinger in the ring alone, Steve recovered and tagged in Taurus. 

Taurus took out Hernandez with a dive, giving Steve the opening to hit a deep impact on Swinger for the pin. This was a nothing match, arguably a squash. It’s a win for Decay, who are likely to chase the titles now that Decay and VBD seem to be antagonizing each other.

-- Brown and Mathews announced some matches for next week: Alexander vs. TJP in an Iron Man match, Something vs. Raju in a tables match, Kojima vs. Deaner, and Fire N' Flava vs. Ellering and Grace in a Knockouts Tag Team title rematch.

-- A hidden camera caught Callis telling Anderson and Gallows that their job tonight was to create dissension between Moose and Callahan.

The Good Brothers (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) defeated Moose & Sami Callihan 

The match started and Callihan and Moose were immediately at each other’s throats, stealing tags from each other as they both wanted to get their hands on Anderson, tagging each other the hard way. Even with these problems, Callihan and Moose did manage to maintain the upper hand but as the heat between them escalated, Anderson snuck away and tagged in Gallows.

Anderson and Gallows cut off Callihan and beat him down for some time. It was mostly Gallows in there with Callihan until the latter caught Gallows with a desperation stunner and finally tagged out. 

Moose got the hot tag and took down both Anderson and Gallows, but once again, Callihan tagged himself in. Moose had enough and kicked Callihan who was left in the ring for the Brothers to hit a Magic Killer for the win. Moose didn’t even try to break up the pin.

After the match, Moose hit Callihan with a lights out and left him laying as the show went off the air.