A video package aired for the Fallout event that will be held on Sunday in Ontario. Mathews noted that it’s a tag team showcase and questioned what would happen when Sami Callihan and Tessa Blanchard are forced to team together…
Backstage, Santos tried to interview Taya Valkyrie, who ran her off by saying Santos has a wedding to plan and assuming her invitation was lost in the mail. Valkyrie cut a brief promo about keeping the Knockouts Title in the Monster’s Ball match… A video package set up the Knockouts Title match…
5. Taya Valkyrie vs. Jessicka Havok vs. Su Yung vs. Rosemary in a four-way Monster’s Ball match for the Knockouts Championship. James Mitchell stood in the ring hyped up the match beforehand by calling it the most dangerous match in pro wrestling. Mitchell remained at ringside for the match and handed a trashcan filled with weapons to his duo of Havok and Yung early on.
Valkyrie used a staple gun on the back of Yung a couple minutes into the match. She also stapled her own picture to the head of Yung. When it fell off, Valkyrie crumpled up the photo and shoved it in Yung’s mouth. Later, Yung reintroduced the demon collar and put it on Rosemary. A ladder was introduced. There was a crazy tower of doom spot with Valkyrie sending Yung and Rosemary from the ropes onto the ladder in the ring. Ouch.
At 8:30, Rosemary pulled out a bag of thumbtacks and poured them into the ring. Valkyrie performed a German suplex on Rosemary just in front of the tacks. Valkyrie pulled the arms of Rosemary back, then stomped her face first onto the tacks. Yung and Havok started bickering at one another while Mitchell tried to talk them down. Yung sprayed mist at Havok, who ducked and then Mitchell took the mist to the face.
Rosemary and Valkyrie fought on the apron in front of a table that was set up on the floor. Valkyrie ended up leaping off the apron and taking Rosemary with her, causing both women to crash through the table below. In the ring, Yung had Havok on the ropes and was setting up for a move, but Havok ended up tombstone piledriving Yung from the middle rope and onto the tack. Valkyrie threw a chair at Havok (she got a hand up) and then stole the pin…
Taya Valkyrie defeated Su Yung, Jessicka Havok, and Rosemary in a Monster’s Ball in 11:45 to retain the Knockouts Championship.
An ad aired for Impact tapings on July 19-20 in Windsor, Ontario… A video package set up the X Division Title match…
Santos interviewed Rich Swann backstage. Swann said Impact is one of the greatest wrestlers in the company and got fired up about it being Slammiversary. Impact and John E Bravo crashed the set and said he was taking the title back home to Slam Town where he, Valkyrie, and Bravo would party all night long. Impact and Bravo sang Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” and left, then Swann closed it out by saying he would retain the title…
6. Rich Swann vs. Johnny Impact (w/John E Bravo) for the X Division Championship. Bravo threw streamers at Impact during the entrances (funny). Callis said Bravo was a jabrone referee and is now living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. At 6:20, Swann performed a DDT. Impact came right back and set up for a Spanish Fly on the ropes, but Swann got away and tripped up Impact so that his head landed on the top turnbuckle. Moments later, Swann performed a corkscrew dive over the top rope onto Impact on the floor.
Swann rolled Impact back inside the ring and then hit a top rope elbow drop for a two count at 8:10. Impact came back with a knee to the head and Johnny’s Edge for a near fall of his own. Impact went for a springboard spear, but Swann caught him with an uppercut. Both men ended up fighting on the ropes and punches knocked them both to ringside simultaneously. Bravo helped Impact return to the ring, then Swann returned at the nine count.
At 12:05, Impact performed a Spanish Fly from the ropes, then stood up Swann and performed a standing Spanish Fly that led to another two count. Swann came right back with chops. Swann ran the ropes and Bravo tried to trip him. Swann ended up running the ropes and performing a flip dive onto Bravo at ringside. Back inside the ring, Impact caught Swann with a kick and then performed his Starship Pain finisher for another near fall. Impact acted shocked that the move didn’t put Swann away.
Impact threw a knee to the head of Swann, who came back with a series of strikes and a Lethal Injection. Swann stood up and performed a second Lethal Injection, then went up top and performed a Phoenix Splash and scored the clean pin…
Rich Swann defeated Johnny Impact in 14:55 to retain the X Division Championship.
Michael Elgin delivered a backstage promo. He said Brian Cage calls himself The Machine and yet he keeps breaking down. Elgin said he’s sent Cage to the hospital three times. Elgin said he will get the 1-2-3 and become the new world champion… A video package set up the Impact World Championship match…
7. Brian Cage vs. Michael Elgin for the Impact World Championship. Mathews noted that Cage was attacked by Elgin at Friday’s Bash at the Brewery event and spent the night in the hospital. The bell rang and both men went right at one another. Elgin connected with some early boots to the head, but Cage knocked him down with a shoulder block.
At 3:00, Elgin performed a superplex for an early near fall. Callis said he heard Cage crying out and then saw him grab his injured back. Mathews wondered if Impact officials were keeping an eye on the match due to Cage’s injury and whether there was a possibility they could stop it. Elgin continued to target the back and the broadcast team noted that the referee was asking Cage if he wanted to quit. Elgin took Cage to ringside and ran his back into the barricade, then picked him up and slammed him onto the ring apron.
At 5:20, Elgin went up top and performed a twisting senton, but Cage rolled away. Elgin came right back with a backbreaker. Cage stuffed a kick from Elgin and then caught him with a kick of his own. Cage performed a springboard tornado DDT and a 619. Cage performed a pumphandle slam that dropped Elgin face first and then covered him for a two count. Mathews started gushing over Impact’s relationship with the NFL Alumni and the hiring of D-Lo Brown, then said Cage “is giving you everything he has here tonight.”
Elgin impressively powered Cage up from the mat and powerbombed him. Cage came back with some strikes, but Elgin knocked him down with a clothesline. Elgin removed his elbow pad and did the terminator clap on his arm before clotheslining Cage again. Elgin delivered a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Mathews said Elgin can’t be the face of the franchise for Impact. Elgin made the throat slashing gesture and then performed a buckle bomb, but Cage fired out of the corner with a discus clothesline at 10:05.
Both men got to their feet at the same time and went for simultaneous clotheslines twice. Elgin threw some strikes and then they went back and forth with kicks. Elgin got the better of the sequence by throwing a kick to Cage’s head. Elgin went for his finisher, but Cage slipped away and performed a buckle bomb. Cage set up for his Drill Claw finisher, but Elgin countered into a sunset bomb for a good near fall. Cage came back with a knee to the head, a powerbomb, and then hit the Drill Claw for a great near fall at 13:00.
A “fight forever” chant broke out. Cage got to his feet first and made the throat slash gesture. Cage set up for his finisher, but his back went out. Elgin kicked the back of Elgin and then threw a forearm at the back of his head. Elgin picked up Cage and jawed at him before throwing a spinning back fist. Elgin performed a buckle bomb and then set up for an Elgin Bomb, but Cage rolled him into a pin and got the three count.
Brian Cage defeated Michael Elgin in 14:10 to retain the Impact World Championship.
After the match, Elgin took the title belt from Cage and slammed it into his head. “Now we’re seeing who Michael Elgin is,” Callis said. Fans chanted “you suck” at Elgin, and Callis referred to him as a piece of garbage. Elgin approached Callis and pointed at the title belt and pointed to Cage and said “look at him.” Callis encouraged Elgin to go to the back. Elgin brought Callis into the ring and set up for an Elgin Bomb. A masked man entered the ring and Gored Elgin, then left the ring and hopped the barricade. Callis returned to the broadcast table. Callis asked what happened. Mathews recapped the masked man “spearing” Elgin and questioned what Callis knew of it. Callis barked that he was attacked and had no idea what happened…
Mathews set up a video package for Bound For Glory on October 20 in Chicago. Graphics questioned what you would be willing to do for all the glory… A video package set up the main event…
8. Tessa Blanchard vs. Sami Callihan (w/Madman Fulton). Blanchard brought a baseball bat to the ring with her and set it under the ropes in her corner. The bell rang and the fans chanted loudly for “Tessa.” They followed up with a “Tessa’s gonna kill you” chant. Callihan did the thumbs up, thumbs down bit in Blanchard’s face. She responded with a hand gesture of her own and then they went at one another.
Blanchard sent Callihan to ringside and performed two suicide dives that didn’t knock Callihan off his feet. The fans chanted “one more time.” Blanchard listened to the fans (always a mistake) and this time Callihan caught her and ended up flinging her into the barricade twice, then performed a Death Valley Driver on the floor. Callihan followed up with a powerbomb on the apron at 3:30. Callihan stood on the ropes with his back to Blanchard while the referee counted, but Blanchard returned to the ring.
Back inside the ring, Blanchard performed a neckbreaker. Blanchard ran the ropes and Callihan put her down with a big boot. Callihan bodyslammed Blanchard and jawed at the fans. Callihan picked up Blanchard and tossed her through the ropes and onto the stage. Callihan went to the stage and told fans to move, then set up for a powerbomb off the stage. Blanchard fought free and caught him with a cutter on the ramp at 6:45.
Back inside the ring, Callihan stood and allowed Blanchard to hit him twice. “Is that all you got, bitch?” Callihan asked while flipping her off. Blanchard fired away and performed a Samoan drop. Blanchard went to the top rope and leapt over a charging Callihan and ended up performing a DDT for a two count. Blanchard set up for her hammerlock DDT, but Callihan stuffed it and ended up double underhooking her and dropped her shoulder first onto his knee. Callihan powerbombed Blanchard and then applied an STF. Blanchard eventually reached the ropes to break the hold at 10:25.
Callihan set up for a top rope move on Blanchard, but she slipped away and pulled him from the ropes and drove him face first into the mat, then covered him for a near fall. Blanchard fired away at Callihan and accidentally hit the referee. REF BUMP!!! Callihan grabbed his baseball bat and jabbed it into Blanchard’s face. A second referee ran down and counted, but Blanchard kicked out. Callihan attacked the second referee. Callihan jawed at Blanchard, who low blowed him and spat in his face. Blanchard called him a “motherf—er” and then hit him with a bat. Blanchard performed a top rope Codebreaker for a near fall, then rolled him into a crossface. Callihan teased tapping, but powered out and then performed a piledriver and covered Blanchard, who kicked out aggressively and let out a war cry.
Callihan waited for Blanchard to get up and then she gave him his own thumbs up/thumbs down hand sign. Callihan grabbed her and piledrove her again and then pinned her to win the match.
Sami Callihan defeated Tessa Blanchard in 15:00.
Blanchard held her neck after the match. Callis said Callihan won the match, but he saw something he’d never seen and put over the effort of Blanchard. Mathews narrated highlights of the match. Callihan picked up both bats and shoved the referee aside. Callihan handed Blanchard her bat, which she accepted. Mathews said that was as good as a handshake from Callihan and said they made history. Blanchard continued to hold her neck while Callihan went to the ramp and celebrated before heading to the back while Mathews closed the show…
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