Previously: Impact World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries defeated Eli Drake to retain his title.
Tonight: Johnny Impact faces Ethan Carter III with the winner receiving a title match against Aries at Crossroads.
Show Recap --
Trevor Lee & Caleb Konley defeated Impact Tag Team Champions LAX in a non-title match
All four guys brawled around ringside before the bell rang, then LAX worked over Konley and kept him on their side of the ring. The heels took over and isolated Ortiz.
Santana got the hot tag and ran wild. LAX set up for the Street Sweeper, but Konley shoved Santana off the top rope and Lee rolled up Ortiz with a handful of tights for the victory.
Brian Cage defeated Hunter Law
This was a total squash match with Cage completely dominating. He won easily with the Drill Claw.
Grand Champion Matt Sydal defeated Petey Williams to retain his title (from Destiny Wrestling in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Sydal scored a near fall with a sliding German suplex. Williams set up for the Canadian Destroyer, but Sydal rolled through and Williams countered into the Sharpshooter. Williams attempted the Destroyer again, but Sydal countered into a pin to retain.
After the match, Sydal read a proclamation from his spiritual advisor that said Sydal will challenge X Division Champion Taiji Ishimori at Crossroads.
- Jimmy Jacobs and Kongo Kong came down to the ring to call out Abyss, but Joseph Park’s grandma Jenny came out to confront the heels. She told Jacobs to stop harassing her grandson. Jenny slapped Jacobs, then Kong started to approach her.
Joseph Park came out and got in Jacobs' face. Jacobs demanded to see Abyss, but Park said he’s buried. Jacobs threatened Jenny and Park went after Jacobs. Kong attacked Park from behind and beat him down.
- In the back, Sydal was on the phone with his spiritual advisor. He promised to win the X Division Championship and become a dual champion.
Flashback Moment of the Week: X Division Champion Eddie Edwards vs. TNA World Heavyweight Championship Bobby Lashley ended with no winner (from Destination X 2016)
Lashley tried to hit Edwards with the belt, but Davey Richards jumped in. Edwards had the match won until Mike Bennett broke up the pin. Moose then made his Impact debut by attacking The Wolves and Lashley.
Alberto El Patron defeated Moose (from Future Stars of Wrestling in Las Vegas, Nevada)
This was an anything goes, no disqualification match. They brawled around ringside, with El Patron backdropping Moose over the guardrail. They fought through the crowd, then El Patron sent Moose outside through a door.
El Patron came off the top with a trash can for a near fall. Moose made a comeback and scored a two count. The finish came when El Patron used the double foot stomp off the top turnbuckle for the win.
Eddie Edwards & Bobby Lashley defeated OVE (w/ Sami Callihan)
The faces had the early advantage until the heels took over. OVE isolated Edwards on their side of the ring before Lashley got the hot tag and ran wild. He scored a close near fall with a powerslam. Edwards took out OVE with a suicide dive.
Edwards set up for his finisher, but Callihan grabbed his leg. Lashley speared Callihan on the floor and Edwards hit the Boston Knee Party on Jake for the win.
Johnny Impact defeated Ethan Carter III (w/ Tyrus) in a number one contender's match
Impact attempted a springboard, but EC3 shoved him to the floor to gain control. EC3 nailed Impact with a DDT, but Impact jumped right up to his feet and rocked him with a superkick.
Impact hit a knee and a standing Shooting Star Press for a two count. He then hit a standing Spanish Fly for another near fall. EC3 hit a super TK3 for a close near fall. Impact attempted the Starship Pain, but Tyrus grabbed his legs. EC3 hit the One Percenter for a two count.
EC3 started yelling at Tyrus at ringside and slapped him, with Tyrus shoving EC3 to the floor and walking off. Impact took advantage and hit the Starship Pain for the win. Impact is still the number one contender.
Following the match, Impact World Champion Austin Aries came out and had a staredown with Impact.
Next Week: Eddie Edwards goes one-on-one with Sami Callihan. In two weeks at Crossroads, Impact World Champion Austin Aries defends against Johnny Impact.