Impact Wrestling Redemption PPV Results (4/22/18) - Orlando, FL

Impact Wrestling Redemption 2018
Aired live on pay-per-view and on FITE TV
Orlando, Florida at Universal Studios
Report by: Jason Powell, prowrestling.net

A video opened the show. We got three more replays of Sami Callihan striking Eddie Edwards with the baseball bat along with a lot of other clips and brief comments from various wrestlers…. Josh Mathews and Don Callis were on commentary…

1. Drago vs. Aerostar. Mathews noted the premiere date for the upcoming season of Lucha Underground on El Rey Network. Drago performed an early flip dive. Aerostar came back with a great springboard plancha. Drago performing a hangman’s DDT for a two count at 7:45. Aeroestar performed a tope and the fans sang “ole”. Aerostar performed a cutter at 11:10, then slipped as he was going for a move off the ropes, but he landed on his feet. He came back with a springboard Codebreaker and got the pin…

Aerostar defeated Drago in 11:45.

Mathews and Callis were shown at their desk on the stage. Mathews called Callis “the golden announcer” and then Callis said fans have been begging for him to be in this role. Callis predicted that LAX would retain the tag titles because they are a team facing two singles wrestlers…

Mathews threw to a video package on the tag title match, but footage of him ending his partnership with Matt Sydal aired. Both men agreed that Sydal could do it on his own. They cut back to Mathews, who said he didn’t know that was taped. Callis called Mathews disingenuous after watching the footage. Mathews set up the tag title match video package, which aired this time…

Footage aired from the LAX clubhouse with Santana and Ortiz playing dominoes. Santana took a seat in Konnan’s chair since he wasn’t there. Santana got a phone call. After some buffering issues (on my end via FITE TV), it was evident that Konnan would not be at ringside for the tag title match…

2. “LAX” Santana and Ortiz vs. Eli Drake and Scott Steiner for the Impact Wrestling Tag Titles. The broadcast team played up the question of who attacked Konnan and prevented him from being at ringside.

Drake did the early selling and Steiner checked in for small spurts of offense, including a top rope Frankensteiner at 6:10. Callis said Steiner hadn’t performed the move in over five years.

Steiner put Santana in the Steiner Recliner, but Ortiz broke it up with a kick. Drake went for a superplex on Santana, who blocked it. Santana dove onto Steiner on the floor. In the ring, Drake hit the Gravy Train on Ortiz and pinned him clean…

Eli Drake and Scott Steiner beat LAX in 6:55 to win the Impact Wrestling Tag Titles.

Pentagon Jr. checked in (more buffering issues on my end)…

3. Taiji Ishimori vs. Dezmond Xavier vs. El Hijo Del Fantasma vs. Brian Cage vs. DJZ vs. Trevor Lee in a six-way match. Mathews noted that two men were legal and the match was being fought under lucha rules, meaning if one of the legal wrestlers went to ringside then another wrestler could replace him. A graphic and Mathews touted the season premiere of Lucha Underground for June 13.

Cage checked into the match for the first time roughly six minutes in and worked over Lee. Cage came up with a bloody nose after working over Lee. He worked over the other men and then went for a second rope moonsault and slipped. Cage got up and hit the move on Fantasma for a two count. The other wrestlers got the better of cage by ganging up on him. He returned to the ring and set up Xavier for his finisher and just held him there until Fantasma kicked him.

Page had Xavier on his shoulders when Fantasma leapt off the ropes at him. Cage caught Fantasma and performed a fallaway slam with Xavier on his shoulders. Later, Z performed a top rope huracanrana on Fantasma and covered him, but Lee broke it up. AT 12:25, Page performed a discus clothesline on Lee, who got tangled up with him while trying to sell that he was turned inside out. Moments later, Cage hit his finisher on Xavier and pinned him…

Cage defeated Taiji Ishimori, Dezmond Xavier, El Hijo Del Fantasma, DJZ, and Trevor Lee in a six-way in 12:45.

McKenzie Mitchell interviewed Allie on the interview set. She spoke about proving herself and doing it again when she beats Su Yung. She said she thought she could trust Braxton Sutter, but he only cares about himself. Allie said she is fighting for herself and to keep her Knockouts Championship…

An ad aired for a Gail Kim Collection that the company is selling…

4. Taya Valkyrie vs. Kiera Hogan. Mathews asked Callis who needs the win more. Callis said Valkyrie was coming off a tough match and this is her get right match. Tessa Blanchard walked out during the match and joined the broadcast team. She said the women in the ring were good, but they’re not as good as her.

Mathews asked Blanchard about fans being bothered by her personality on social media. She just spoke more about being the best and added that Impact needs her. Valkyrie dominated the offense while Blanchard said she is the real royalty, not Valkyrie, who bills herself as Lucha Royalty. Hogan came back and got a two count. Valkyrie came back and hit the Road to Valhalla for the win…

Taya Valkyrie defeated Kiera Hogan in 8:05.

Backstage, Mitchell interviewed Petey Williams, who spoke about cashing in his Feast or Fired briefcase for the X Division Title shot… A video package set up the X Division Title match…

5. Matt Sydal vs. Petey Williams for the X Division Championship. At 8:00, Williams applied a Sharpshooter, but Williams grabbed the bottom rope to break the hold. Sydal came back with a Shooting Star Press, but Williams put his knees up. Williams followed up at 10:00 with a Canadian Destroyer. Sydal rolled to ringside after taking the move while the broadcast team spoke about how that saved him from being pinned. Williams rolled Sydal back inside the ring and tried to hit the Canadian Destroyer from the ropes, but Sydal held on to the ropes. Williams avoided a shooting star press, but Sydal came back moments later and scored the clean pin…

Matt Sydal defeated Petey Williams in 11:35 to retain the X Division Championship.

Mitchell interviewed Moose, Eddie Edwards, and Tommy Dreamer backstage. Edwards started to talk, but Moose cut him off and said all 3,000 of his NFL plays were like a hardcore match. Dreamer spoke about being united in the love of pro wrestling. He said OVE stands for everything he hates. Dreamer said Edwards will have his redemption… A video package set up the six-man tag match…

6. Moose, Eddie Edwards, and Tommy Dreamer vs. Sami Callihan, Jake Cryst, and Dave Cryst in a House of Hardcore rules match. The broadcast team explained that HOH rules are essentially that there are no rules. The crowd came to life and chanted for Dreamer. Tables and chairs were introduced early on along with a trashcan, a kendo stick, and other weapons. The heel trio took offensive control and set up two tables on the floor.

There was a wild spot where Dave put Edwards on his shoulders, then Callihan put Jake on his shoulders, which led to Jake performing a cutter on Edwards onto some chairs. At 7:20, Dreamer performed a Death Valley Driver that put Callihan through a table that was leaned up against the barricade. Dave poured a bag of thumbtacks in one corner of the ring and set up Edwards for a superplex. Moose broke it up and put Dave on his shoulders, then Edwards performed a Boston Knee Party, which drove Dave onto the tacks in the ring.

Later, Callihan gouged the eyes of Edwards in the ring and ended up getting a near fall. Callihan introduced a baseball bat, then Dreamer introduced a barbwire bat. Callihan low-blowed and pinned Dreamer to win the match for his team…

Sami Callihan, Jake Cryst, and Dave Cryst defeated Moose, Eddie Edwards, and Tommy Dreamer in a House of Hardcore rules match in 11:00.

Afterward, Edwards taped Callihan to the top rope. Callihan spat in his face, then Edwards kicked him low and then struck him several times with a kendo stick. The referee tried to get involved, but Edwards struck him too. Dreamer tried to talk to Edwards, who shoved him and then hit Callihan again. Eddie’s wife Alisha ran out and grabbed his arm. Edwards spun around and hit his wife with the kendo stick, then immediately sold dismay. The medical team entered the ring to treat Alisha. Callihan was shown hanging from the ropes and was a bloody mess…

A pre-taped promo with Fenix speaking in English and saying he would become the new world champion… A Global Wrestling Network ad aired…

Mitchell interviewed Austin Aries on the interview set. He spoke about facing two of the most well respected wrestlers in the world. He said he got a taste of what they are all about in New Orleans and they are world class, but they are not world champions. Aries held up the title and said the power is in his hands and he wasn’t going to let them take it from him. Aries mentioned that he could lose the title without being pinned or submitted. He said it’s especially concerning given that his opponents are brothers…

A video package set up the Knockouts Championship match…

7. Allie vs. Su Yung (w/Braxton Sutter) for the Knockouts Championship. Sutter and Allie bickered before the bell, and Yung used the distraction to cheap shot Allie to start the match. Yung dominated the opening minutes and then took out and put on a blood covered rubber glove. Allie caught her with a codebreaker. They gave each other running uppercuts in the corner, then Allie performed a DDT that drove Yung’s face into the middle turnbuckle.

Allie superkicked Yung at 6:40, but Sutter distracted the referee from making the count. Allie punched Sutter off the apron. Yung hit Allie from behind and set up for her Panic Switch finisher, but Allie countered into a rollup for the win…

Allie defeated Su Yung in 7:15 to retain the Knockouts Championship.

After the match, Sutter took the mic and said it was bad, but he could fix it. Sutter got down on his knees and told Yung that he loved her and then asked her to marry him. Fans chanted “no” and Yung carressed his face before spraying mist into his eyes. Yung used the glove she pulled out earlier to apply a mandible claw on Sutter…

The broadcast team recapped some of the previous match results. Mathews set up a video package that hyped the Slammiversary pay-per-view for July 22 in Toronto, Ontario at the Rebel Complex… A video package set up the main event…

8. Austin Aries vs. Pentagon Jr. vs. Fenix in a Triple Threat for the Impact World Championship. The wrestlers made their entrances and then McKenzie Mitchell delivered in-ring introductions for the title match. The referee held up the new Impact World Championship belt (all of the belts are new, and it appears the awful Grand Championship is history).

With Aries down at ringside, Fenix sold rib pain when Pentagon tried to pick him up. Fenix sprang to life and worked over Pentagon and performed a nice sit-out muscle buster for a two count at 11:15. Aries returned a minute later and blasted Pentagon with a rolling elbow. They fought on the ring apron. Aries ended up back in the ring and performed a neckbreaker through the ropes at 13:05.

Fenix ran and leapt off the steps, but his brother caught him with a kick. Aries went for a suicide dive, but Pentagon caught him. Moments later, Aries launched Pentagon into the front row. Aries rolled both men back inside the ring and then performed a 450 splash onto both men, which led to a two count at 14:20.

Aries performed running dropkicks on both opponents, who were in opposite corners. Aries went for a brainbuster on Fenix, who slipped out. Aries took superkicks from both opponents. Pentagon hit Fenix with a superkick and then put him in a Gory special before picking up Aires and performing a package piledriver while also slamming his brother. Pentagon followed up by wrenching on the arm of Aries and “snapping” it before hitting him with a Pentagon Driver and pinning him…

Pentagon Jr. defeated Austin Aries and Fenix in 16:20 to win the Impact World Championship.

Afterward, Pentagon Jr. and Fenix hugged. The broadcast team recapped highlights from the match to close the show…