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Impact Wrestling results: Rebellion go-home show

Impact Wrestling's go-home show for Rebellion aired on Friday night.

This week's Twitch stream was hosted by Don Callis and Scott D’Amore from a nice looking set with a properly working camera and audio. Their back-and-forth interactions were great. If you ever want to see Callis sing Daffy Duck’s songs, you have to tune in to Impact on Twitch. After the show, they ran down the Rebellion card with analysis on each match.

- Eli Drake opened the episode by coming down to the ring. He entered wielding a selfie stick with a microphone and Eddie Edwards' kendo stick. He talked about Edwards not being the same person as before and being the weak link in their team.

Edwards ran down to the ring and attacked Drake, grabbed his kendo stick back, and ran Drake to the back. The cameras followed them back and outside the building. Running out of the building may as well be how Drake gets written out of Impact.

- We got the build-up promo for Tessa Blanchard vs. Gail Kim at Rebellion. Great video with good production and good promos.

Ace Austin defeated Aiden Prince

Austin had challenged Prince to this match, blaming Prince for his loss in the six-way match from weeks back. Prince is a local wrestler, so the fans in Windsor, Ontario, Canada were mostly behind him.

They started with a series of counters and reversals. Prince quickly sent Austin outside with a rana and followed up with a tope suicida. Austin would come back with one of his own. Prince hit an Asai moonsault. Austin did a handstand on the apron and kicked Prince down, setting him up for a Space Flying Tiger Drop.

Back in the ring, Austin stomped on Prince, then hit a spin kick and a neckbreaker for a one count. Prince went for a top rope move, but Austin cut him off and set him in the tree of woe, where Austin used the opportunity to choke him. Austin went for a senton, but Prince dodged and hit a couple of strikes, ending with a springboard Complete Shot for a two count.

Prince went for a 450, but Austin caught him in a triangle hold. Austin cut Prince between the fingers with a playing card. Austin hit a curb stomp and The Fold for the win. Good match.

After the match, Austin kept attacking Prince. He hit a second curb stomp and was going for another Fold when Petey Williams came down for the save, hitting a Codebreaker but failing to hit the Canadian Destroyer when Austin ran away.

- Taya Valkyrie attacked Jordynne Grace at a gym and tried to choke her out. They brawled around the gym using weights as weapons. Valkyrie DDT'd Grace onto a weight disc and left her laying.

- Rob Van Dam cut a promo talking about the new talent in Impact and who he’d like to face. He brought up that Willie Mack’s frog splash had been getting called the Six Star Frog Splash.

- All of the Rascalz were walking around backstage following some notes to meet at one point in the back. Zachary Wentz did some comedy trying to find the letter. Suddenly, they were met by Moose, who was looking dapper. Moose introduced his new friends who will join him to take on The Rascalz -- The North.

Ethan Page, Josh Alexander, and Moose jumped The Rascalz, beating them up around the hall.

- We got the hype video for Johnny Impact and Brian Cage's World title match. The production was great. Both Impact and Cage cut promos. The way they set up both guys in their respective locations for their promos made the video look top notch.

- The GWN Flashback Moment of the Week was Lucha Bros vs. LAX from the Homecoming PPV earlier this year.

- Scarlett Bordeaux announced that there will be a live Smoke Show at Rebellion.

Rosemary defeated The Undead Maid of Honor (w/ Su Yung and The Undead Bridesmaids)

Rosemary got distracted with the bridesmaids to start the match, allowing the Maid of Honor to jump her. The Maid of Honor wouldn’t keep the momentum for long as Rosemary came back with a slingblade for a two count. The Undead Maid of Honor got two after a sit-down neckbreaker.  

Yung gave her glove to the Maid of Honor, but Rosemary hit the green mist and a spear for the pinfall victory. This was a short, nothing match.

After the match, Rosemary chained the Undead Maid of Honor and took her away. Yung was devastated.

- Rich Swann went to Ohio to the oVe compound. The Crists told him Sami Callihan wasn’t there, but Swann still went looking for him. No one answered the door, so Swann sat down and started talking to himself about his backstory and about Callihan's mother passing away and him having been there for Callihan. Swann was done talking and took off. Callihan then opened the door after all.

- The Lucha Bros met backstage with Johnny Impact and Johnny Bravo. In Spanish, Fenix told Impact they don’t need him.Pentagon also spoke in Spanish and told Impact that they don’t obey anyone’s orders. Impact didn't understand what they said and gave them Johnny Impact gear to wear to the ring.

Killer Kross defeated Willie Mack

This was a power vs. power match, with both men also bringing a lot of speed to the match. Kross went for Mack’s arm early on with an armbreaker. Mack instead turned the match into a striking bout with a couple of forearms and chops. Kross responded with a running knee for a two count.

Kross tortured Mack with stomps, knees, and pulling on his facial features. Mack got himself some space with a desperation flying kick. Kross hit a huge clothesline for a two count. Kross and Mack traded strikes before Mack hit a modified slingblade for a two count. After a couple more kicks, Kross tossed Mack with an overhead suplex.

Mack hulked up and hit a German suplex and another suplex for a two count. Mack hit a forearm and kick combo, followed by a running cannonball to the corner -- but it only woke up Kross.

Mack went for the stunner, but Kross blocked it. Mack hit a Samoan drop and a moonsault, but Kross caught him and locked in the Kross Jacket choke for the win when Mack passed out.

- We got the video for The Lucha Bros and LAX's feud, with it leading to their Full Metal Mayhem match for the Tag Team titles at Rebellion. This was a great recap of the story, from friendly bouts to a fight for respect.

The Deaners (Cody Deaner & Cousin Jake) defeated Halal Beefcake (Idris Abraham & Joe Coleman)

The Deaners are a great looking tag team, completely different from the Cody Deaner we knew from his original TNA run with ODB.

Cousin Jake started the match against Abraham, who sent him to his corner with one punch. Coleman came in, and it took a facebuster to get him off his feet. Jake slammed Cody on Coleman for a two count.

Cody came in, and Halal Beefcake cut him off and did their push-up choke on the ropes. Cody took them off with a double clothesline and tagged in Cousin Jake, who got rid of Coleman and hit a huge spear on Abraham before hitting the Deaner Side Slam for the win. Good debut -- even if we didn’t see much. Cousin Jake is really impressive. He has potential.

- Josh Mathews ran down the lineup for Rebellion, announcing that The Rascalz vs. The North & Moose is now officially on the card.

- Johnny Impact and his entourage came down to the ring. Impact and Valkyrie looked like a million dollars out there. Johnny Bravo looked about two hundred dollars.

Impact cut a promo addressing the announcement of Lance Storm as the guest referee for his match against Cage at Rebellion. He talked about Storm’s integrity, but he brought up that Storm was his OVW trainer and Valkyrie's trainer from Storm Wrestling Academy. They even invited him to their wedding. Impact said it’s always nice having their friend's back.

Storm came out to a big ovation. Storm hugged with Valkyrie and Impact, making Don Callis go crazy on commentary.

Storm said on the mic that it was great to be back, but there was a misunderstanding. He said that he once told them to be an asset to the business and be integral and respect the business.

Storm told Impact that his integrity has never been for sale and if Impact wants to retain his championship, he’ll need to defeat Cage himself. There was a small altercation and Valkyrie slapped Storm, forcing Storm to defend himself from Impact. Storm hit a superkick on Impact. Great segment -- Storm looked great.

Brian Cage & LAX (Santana & Ortiz w/ Konnan) defeated Impact World Champion Johnny Impact (w/ Taya Valkyrie and Johnny Bravo) & Impact Tag Team Champions The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. & Fenix)  

The match started with all six wrestlers in the ring. They all immediately started superkicking each other until Fenix and Ortiz were the only ones left. Ortiz set up Fenix for a senton combination from him and Santana.

LAX hit a double flapjack on Fenix, who made a comeback on Santana with a series of kicks. He tagged in Pentagon, who superkicked Santana right in the face. Pentagon went for the Fear Factor, but Santana got off and tagged in Cage.

Cage came in and clotheslined Pentagon. Pentagon tried to go for a backstabber, but Cage blocked it and took Pentagon down instead. Pentagon had zero fear and hit a slingblade before Impact tagged himself in.

Impact came in with a springboard spear, taking down Cage. He went for a Russian side leg sweep, but Cage blocked it and hit a backbreaker, and now it was Ortiz who tagged himself in.

They all started diving to the outside one by one. Cage hit a moonsault from the top rope onto everyone, and Fenix did a twisting senton.

Back in the ring, The Lucha Bros and Impact all ganged up on Cage with kicks and a Shooting Star Press by Impact. Impact hit an assisted Blue Thunder chokeslam on Santana, followed by a Que Paso? by Pentagon. Ortiz came in and took a 450 by Impact for a two count, with Cage breaking up the pin. Lucha Bros hit a double superkick on Cage to take him out.

Ortiz got rid of Impact and Fenix, leaving Pentagon open for an F5 from Cage. LAX sent Fenix into Cage for a super flatliner. Impact came in and took on LAX and Cage, looking dominant.

Santana gave Impact a cutter, Ortiz hit a codebreaker, and Cage hit a Blue Thunder Bomb, but Johnny Bravo pulled the referee outside. The ref got beaten up by Valkyrie. Konnan and Valkyrie teased facing off and Callis brought up their history in AAA.

In the ring, Cage hit another bomb on Johnny, but there was no referee to count. Lucha Bros had started bringing out chairs and ladders to attack LAX. Pentagon hit Cage with a chair, laying him out.

Impact took out both LAX members with a baseball slide into a ladder. Impact went to hit Cage with a chair, but Cage blocked him and hit Weapon X for the pin.

Hell of a match. Cage was busted open from the back of his head. He ended up with blood all over his chest as he celebrated and closed out the show.

Final thoughts --

This was a great go-home show. It touched upon all the matches for Rebellion and even managed to deliver a great episode inside the ring.