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Impact Wrestling results: Tag Team title match, Lance Storm appears


Impact Wrestling returned from the St. Clair College Sportsplex for tonight’s episode. The Twitch broadcast was hosted by Melissa Santos, who was later joined by Don Callis.

The opening video was a full recap of the Johnny Impact vs. Brian Cage saga, making special notice of all the double crosses and games that Johnny played the last few months and the involvement of referee Johnny Bravo along the road.

Scarlett Bordeaux & Fallah Bahh defeated The Desi Hit Squad (Rohit Raju & Raj Singh) w/ Gama Singh

Bahh started the match against Raju and then Singh, with Bahh constantly getting the upper hand thanks to his size. He kept playing to the crowd, who were chanting Bordeaux's entrance song.

Bordeaux tagged in, but neither Singh nor Raju wanted to wrestle her, so she tagged out. Both Desi Hit Squad members tried to jump Bahh, but he got them before they could do anything. Raju tripped Bahh, giving Singh a slight advantage. Singh got a one count with a mafia kick.

Bahh made a comeback and tagged in Bordeaux. She went for a suicide dive, but Raju stopped her. Bordeaux started chopping Raju, provoking him. She hit a rana, tossing him to the outside. Bordeaux held the ropes for Bahh, who hit a suicide dive. Bordeaux hit a top rope crossbody to the floor on both Singh and Raju.

Back in the ring, Bahh and Bordeaux went for running attacks in the corner. Bordeaux gave Singh a stinkface. Raju wanted one himself, except he got it from Bahh. Singh took out Bahh and blocked a German suplex from Bordeaux, who instead hit a jawbreaker.

Bahh hit a belly-to-belly on Singh, setting him up for a Banzai Drop with Bordeaux on his back for the win. Fun match -- the fans live were loving it.

The Lucha Bros cut a promo on Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards and their Tag Team title match tonight. They said that no one will take their titles.

We got a training video for The Deaners.

Backstage, Drake & Edwards met and hyped each other up about winning the Tag Team titles tonight.

Tommy Dreamer cut a promo on Madman Fulton. He said that he’d been researching Fulton’s past and brought up the similarities between them. He managed to get the word "sanity" in. Good promo -- felt like an old ECW backstage promo.

Dezmond Xavier (w/ The Rascalz) defeated Moose

Xavier went for an early headlock, but Moose simply carried him around. Xavier went for waist control, and Moose countered him with a single hip attack. Xavier went for strikes, and he finally got Moose mad.

Moose caught Xavier's hand and tossed him around. Moose locked in a bear hug, but Xavier escaped by ringing Moose’s ears. Moose hit a huge snake eyes on Xavier, then followed up by chopping and choking Xavier around the ring, clearly going after the neck.

Moose went for the Go to Hell, but Xavier countered into a rana. Moose replied with a big lariat for a cocky two count. Moose went after Xavier's back, whipping him corner to corner, standing on his back, and hitting a couple of shoulder thrusts.

Moose missed one last shoulder tackle and ended up outside the ring. Xavier went for a tope con giro, but Moose caught him in mid-air in a powerbomb position and swung him into the steel steps.

Moose was setting up the spear, but Zachary Wentz and Trey Miguel distracted him, giving Xavier the opening to roll up Moose and steal the win. This was almost like a reverse squash -- Moose looked great and Xavier was great as the underdog.

Somewhere in the Undead Realm, Kiera Hogan was lurking around and was met by Rosemary, who told her to go away. Hogan said that this also involves her. Rosemary said that both Allie and Hogan keep getting in trouble because they don’t know how to listen.

Hogan got in Rosemary’s face, telling her that she will get involved whether she likes it or not, and so Rosemary beat her up.

Backstage, Moose cut a promo saying production needs to edit the loss out. Moose said that if The Rascalz want to gang up on him, he can play that game too.

The GWN Flashback Moment of the Week was the LAX vs. OGz 5150 Street Fight from 2018’s Slammiversary.

Tessa Blanchard cut a promo on Gail Kim. She said that Kim is trying to stop her from becoming the greatest Knockout because that is all Kim has left. Blanchard talked trash, bringing up Kim’s husband Robert Irvine. Suddenly, it turned out that Blanchard was outside one of Irvine's restaurants.

Blanchard went into the restaurant and caused some chaos, bullying the patrons and employees. She finally found the chef, who told her that Irvine was not there today. Blanchard berated the poor chef, who was somewhat corpsing.

Back from commercial, Kim was getting the message about the restaurant. Melissa Santos interviewed her about pressing charges, but Kim said that she will handle things in the ring and teach Blanchard a lesson.

Madman Fulton (w/ Sami Callihan) defeated Tommy Dreamer

Callihan hyped up Fulton before the match by slapping him. Once the match started, Fulton easily dominated Dreamer by tossing him around and choking him against the ropes. Dreamer tried to make a comeback, but Fulton cut him off and stomped him down. Callihan went to get involved, and so the referee sent him to the back.

Back in the ring, Fulton kept torturing Dreamer with a bear hug. Dreamer bit Fulton’s nose to get away and went for the 10 strikes in the corner. Fulton grabbed him for a powerbomb, but they spilled to the outside. They brawled for a bit with Dreamer getting the upper hand and dodging Fulton’s attacks, but it would only wake Fulton up.

Back in the ring again, Fulton went for the bear hug. He hit a suplex and a splash for a one count, then put Dreamer back in the bear hug. Fulton hit a sidewalk slam for a two count. He went for a headbutt. Dreamer dodged, but it wasn’t enough to stop Fulton, who just got up again.

Dreamer tried to strike down Fulton with a couple of elbows, but Fulton was still up. Dreamer hit a DDT and went for a kendo stick, but Fulton caught him with an End of Days for the win. Good showing for Fulton, even if he gave a lot to Dreamer.

After the match, Fulton kept torturing Dreamer until Willie Mack came out with a steel chair and brawled with Fulton. The rest of oVe came out to attack Mack until Rich Swann tried to make the save. Callihan choked out Swann and hit the Cactus Special. Callihan Pillmanized Dreamer’s arm while they made Swann watch. oVe has become a really strong stable.

We got another Deaner’s vignette -- this time they were on their way to Impact on a tractor. They debut next week.

Backstage, a doctor was telling Swann and Mack that Dreamer has an injured arm and that he’ll need some time to recover. Swann walked away, but now Killer Kross approached Mack. Kross told Mack that every time he goes to help Swann, Mack is the one that ends up banged up. Mack blew Kross off and challenged him to a match next week.

Madison Rayne defeated Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie in a non-title match

Before the match started, Valkyrie cut a promo on Canada. She talked about last week’s match against Jordynne Grace & Brian Cage, and since she is defending her title at Rebellion, she is making the executive decision to not wrestle tonight. Before she could leave, Rayne attacked her to force the match to start.

Rayne hit a rana, tossing Valkyrie outside, which she used to try and run away -- except Grace came out and tossed Valkyrie back in the ring. Rayne used the distraction to roll up Valkyrie for the win. If this means that Valkyrie defends against both Grace and Rayne at Rebellion, it will make Grace look bad for helping someone else get in her match.

We got a special interview by Rolando Menendez with Johnny Impact. Referee Johnny Bravo was behind them cleaning Johnny’s pool. Johnny defended Bravo’s new job, talked trash about Cage, and said that at Rebellion, Cage has no idea how deep Johnny Impact can get in order to retain his championship.

This hinted that Johnny has another secret weapon ready to betray Cage at the Rebellion pay-per-view. Great promo by Johnny.

Cage confronted Don Callis about Bravo. Callis told Cage that they have a plan, that they’ll get a special guest referee, and that Scott D’Amore had the answer. Callis immediately called D’Amore to tell him that Cage was going after him for answers.

We cut to D’Amore, who was being told by Callis to run away. They revealed that they don’t actually have a plan, but Cage was already behind them. Cage threatened D’Amore, but Lance Storm suddenly stepped up and told Cage to have some integrity and rethink his actions.

Storm and Cage got in each other’s faces, with Storm telling Cage he won’t go down that easily. D’Amore improvised and announced that Storm will be the special guest referee for Impact and Cage's World title match at Rebellion.

Impact Tag Team Champions The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. & Fenix) defeated Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards to retain their titles

Fenix and Drake started the match, with the latter getting the strength advantage. Fenix and Pentagon went for an early spike Fear Factor, but Edwards came in to stop them. He took out Pentagon, giving Drake the opening to hit a superplex on Fenix for a two count. Edwards and Drake started working on Fenix, who tried to make a comeback -- only to get caught by Drake for an assisted DVD.

Pentagon jumped in, but Drake and Edwards also took him out. The Lucha Bros finally recovered and got rid of Edwards to the outside. Fenix dove onto Edwards while Pentagon got a two count on Drake.

The Lucha Bros went for the spike Fear Factor, but LAX came out to attack them. Drake used the distraction to roll up Pentagon for a two count. Edwards tossed Drake the kendo stick, which Pentagon dodged, hit the spike Fear Factor, and pinned Drake to retain the titles. This was way too short for the potential it had with all four men in the ring.

After the match, Lucha Bros and LAX brawled to the back. In the ring, Edwards tried to comfort Drake. It seemed like Drake was turning against Edwards as fans started chanting "Eli is the weak link" -- but they hugged it out and Edwards' song was played.

Oh, there you go. As they started to walk to the back, Drake finally turned on Edwards and attacked him with the kendo stick to close the show. It was a great team that unfortunately was short-lived.

Final thoughts --- 

Overall, this was a good show. All the main feuds got touched upon tonight as we head into Impact’s Rebellion PPV a week from Sunday. Inside the ring, most of the matches felt more like segments or angles, but they were nonetheless fun to watch.