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Impact Wrestling TV taping spoilers: Night one in Mexico City

As the fallout from Homecoming continued, Impact Wrestling held their first of two nights of television tapings at Fronton Mexico in Mexico City on Friday.

Impact tapings --

- Impact World Champion Johnny Impact vs. Killer Kross (w/ Moose) ended in a no contest

Johnny's title was on the line. Brian Cage interrupted the match and got involved, taking both Johnny and Kross out when Kross had a sleeper on Johnny.

Afterwards, Moose got involved and they all started brawling, with Cage and Johnny teaming up to clear the ring. Cage and Johnny faced off at the end. The crowd was energetic, mostly behind Johnny, but there were a few Killer Kross fans. Moose was wearing beautiful sparkling shoes. 

- The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier & Zachary Wentz) defeated The Desi Hit Squad (Rohit Raju & Raj Singh) w/ Gama Singh

Before the match, Gama Singh got heat from the crowd by claiming he had pinned El Santo, Mil Mascaras, Blue Demon, and other names like that. Wentz pinned Raj after hitting the Hot Fire Flame. The crowd liked this match. 

- Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie defeated Keyra in a non-title match

Valkyrie won via STF submission. She then cut a promo bringing up that Tessa Blanchard has been suspended and that she will be a fighting champion. The crowd was behind Valkyrie all match.

- Trey Miguel defeated Ethan Page

Trey won with a Cross Rhodes-like move after selling most of the match. The audience was mostly dead for this -- you could tell they didn't recognize either man.

- Pentagon Jr., Fenix & Tauro defeated LAX (w/ Konnan) & Daga

Easily the match of the night, in both in-ring action and crowd reactions. The Lucha Bros were incredibly over, and Pentagon pinned Ortiz after a spike Fear Factor. Daga and Taurus had a great showing.

After the match, Pentagon challenged LAX for another shot at the Tag Team titles for "next week." LAX accepted.

- Kiera Hogan & Jordynne Grace defeated Su Yung & Allie 

Most of the match saw Grace play the babyface in peril. Allie was dragging herself for a tag to Yung, but the lights went out, and once they came back, Rosemary had taken Yung's place at the corner. Allie, surprised, was pinned by Kiera Hogan, who took advantage of the distraction.

- X-Division Champion Rich Swann & Willie Mack defeated oVe (Jake Crist & Dave Crist)

Mack was the most over of the four. Swann pinned Dave Crist after a 450. 

Moose & Killer Kross defeated Impact World Champion Johnny Impact & Brian Cage

Moose speared Johnny and pinned him after Cage and Johnny had some miscommunication and got distracted arguing with each other. 

- Sami Callihan came out for a promo on Swann. Callihan claimed that Swann had rejected his invitation to join oVe. Swann came down, and they got in a fight that ended with Callihan piledriving Swann on the ramp and then tossing him off the ramp into a table. 

Team Mexico (Psycho Clown, Puma King, Aerostar & El Hijo del Vikingo) defeated Team Impact (Eli Drake, Sami Callihan, Eddie Edwards & Fallah Bahh) in a World Cup elimination match

The prize was a nice golden cup. Puma King and Hijo del Vikingo were the most over of the match, both having great showings. Psycho Clown was arguably the one with the most heat -- the crowd was split with him.

Here were the eliminations:

  • Puma King pinned Drake
  • Bahh pinned Hijo del Vikingo
  • Aerostar rolled up Bahh after dodging a Banzai Drop
  • Edwards pinned Aerostar with the Boston Knee Party
  • Callihan pinned Puma King after a piledriver
  • Psycho Clown rolled up Callihan
  • Psycho Clown pinned Edwards with La Magistral after Drake hit Edwards with the kendo stick 

Psycho Clown thanked the crowd following the match.

Xplosion tapings --

Tessa Blanchard defeated Lady Maravilla

Blanchard pinned Maravilla after hitting the Buzzsaw DDT. Maravilla got a good reaction from the crowd.

- Trey Miguel defeated Raj Singh (w/ Gama Singh)

Trey pinned Raj after a top rope meteora.