Impact Wrestling Results
December 13, 2018
Las Vegas, NV
— A video package kicked off the night reminding everyone of last week’s Ultimate X qualifiers, plus Allie betraying her friend Keira Hogan and turning to the darkness, Eli Drake receiving two tickets to Monster’s Ball, the latest between Brian Cage and Johnny Impact, and the legendary Raven visiting Eddie Edwards in the insane asylum. Wow, there is so much going on…
ULTIMATE X QUALIFIER
DAVE CRIST (w/ O.V.E.) vs. RICH SWANN
Numerous distractions from O.V.E. early on led to Dave controlling the pace of the match, trapping his opponent in rest holds as the other members of the gang made sure he couldn’t get any moment going. Eventually Swann sent Dave to the floor and hit a tope con hilo to take him out. He went for a Reverse Phoenix Splash, but crashed and burned as Dave got pulled out of the ring. Swann with a small package out of nowhere, and he scores the unlikely victory.
Winner: Rich Swann
— O.V.E. swarmed Swann in the ring and put the boots to him, until Willie Mack ran out and evened the odds. Interestingly enough, Sami Callihan was actually holding his boys back telling them to cool down, while Swann held The Mack back from doing any further damage. Curious dynamic here as Swann and Callihan stared each other down with some kind of meaningful look being exchanged.
— After a commercial break, Mack wanted to know what was goign on with Swann and why he stopped him from getting his revenge. Swann said he has been down that road with Sami Callihan in the past and he knows how destructive and dangerous he can be, and it’s not good for either of them to cross that line.
Josh Matthews took to the ring and talked about all the Knockouts legends like Madison Rayne, ODB, Taryn Terrell, Awesome Kong, Gail Kim, etc. He brought out the #1 contender to the title, Taya Valkyrie, followed by the Knockouts Champion herself, Tessa Blanchard.
Taya reminded the fans of the two times they had faced off, and how Tessa had to cheat both times just to stay alive. She said it wasn’t behavior fitting of a champion, and at Impact Homecoming she was going to take what belonged to her. Tessa asked her how she would know how a champion acts, because her only example is her husband, Johnny Impact, who isn’t even very good to begin with. The champ said Taya was just like all the fans — a loser.
The two came face-to-face with the title in the air, and Tessa reminded her rival that nobody has been able to take the title away from her. Matthews tried to calm things down, and made the announcement that their match at Homecoming will have an added stipulation because of their actions in the past. Therefor, management has decided that this match will have one very special guest referee… Impact Hall of Famer, Gail Kim!
— Backstage, Tessa Blanchard said management was trying to stack the odds against her. She claimed to respect Gail Kim because she was an influence on her getting into the business, but said that at Homecoming she would go through her too if she had to.
ULTIMATE X QUALIFIER
TREY MIGUEL (w/ The Rascalz) vs. TREVOR LEE
Back and forth with some nice chain grappling to get things started. They fought to the floor and Lee ducked a 619 attempt, but Trey hung on to the ropes and transitioned into a headcissors takedown. He spent a bit too much time playing to the fans though, and Lee caught him from behind and put the boots to him in the corner. Trey got his boots up in the corner but ran right into a nasty tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, and Lee went right back to work bending his back over his knee. The former champ got frustrated and started screaming at his opponent, opening the door for Trey to Matrix duck under a lariat and nail an enzuigiri. He somehow kicked Lee in the face while standing completely vertical, in a spot that shouldn’t be physically possible. This time he hit the 619, into a Dragonrana to score the win.
Winner: Trey Miguel
— A super creepy video package aired with Su Yung and Dark Allie whispering nonsense, saying “the beginning of the end is the end of the begging” and “the end is coming”, over and over again.
— This week’s GWN Flashback Moment of the Week is an Ultimate X match from Bound for Glory 2009 between Christopher Daniels, Suicide, Amazing Red, Homicide, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley for the X-Division Championship.
— In the LAX clubhouse the champions prepared for Santana’s scheduled match, but Konnan refused to go with them. He said they set up the match without talking to him first, against his will, so they’re on their own tonight.
REY FENIX (w/ Pentagon Jr.) vs. SANTANA (w/ Ortiz)
Santana did some impressive rope work early on, sending his opponent flying with a springboard armdrag. Fenix did some even more impressive rope work of his own to send the LAX member flying as well, showing that nobody does it better. They brawled to the outside and Santana hit a suicide dive, but Fenix fought back with a huge uppercut, into a spinning enzuigiri off the apron. He climbed to the top rope, then bounced off the top rope into a moonsault to the floor!
More rope work from the lucha libre star, as he tried for a springboard Swanton Bomb back in the ring, but Santana rolled out of the way and lit him up with a Claymore Kick. The two slowly got up, trading elbow shots back and forth. Fenix with a big kick and literally did a backflip off his opponent’s shoulders, but Santana squashed him into the mat with a giant Uranage Slam for a nearfall.
Santana hit a superkick and ran off the ropes, but turned around into a beautiful cutter from Fenix, who also scored a nearfall. Spinning back fist from Fenix, and they go back and forth with insane counters just trying to make something connect. The champ finally hit a Reverse Rana, but by the time he got back up, Fenix responded with a Reverse Rana of his own.
Once again they traded elbow strikes, getting more and more brutal as they could barely stand. Fenix with a superkick, but Santana responded with an enzuigiri. Fenix got him in the 619 position and ran the top rope, delivering a Penalty Kick, but it still wasn’t enough. After a beat, Santana rallied back and hit a brutal DDT spiking his opponent into the mat. He hit two back-to-back running Liger Bombs, but it STILL wasn’t enough. Fenix launched into a flurry of insane flash kicks, set up his opponent for a Muscle Buster, then spun him around into a Pentagon Driver which was finally enough to put the match away.
— Killer Kross was interviewed backstage and seemed pissed off that Johnny Impact would enlist his services to take out Brian Cage before their match at Impact Homecoming. Impact showed up and told him to stay the hell away from him and his family. Cross called him a second rate husband who couldn’t protect his wife, and Impact slammed him into the wall and repeated to stay the hell away from his family. Cross smiled and said “that’s the intensity I’m looking for.”
— Kiera Hogan did a brief promo about Dark Allie, saying she used to think her best friend would never hurt her. After last week that’s all out the window, and the time for talking is over. She knows what she has to do, and at Impact Homecoming, it’s time to fight.
— Eli Drake visited Raven in the mental hospital, and told him he hates people like him because he inspired an entire generation of idiots to pick up sticks and light tubes and “pretend” to be professional wrestlers. He said Raven used to be a legend and know he’s just sitting in a cage waiting to die, and he’s glad, because once he dies that will mean one less hardcore trash to worry about. He told Raven to watch Impact Homecoming and his Monster’s Ball match, because he’s going to destroy “The Monster” Abyss and in the process, he’s going to kill hardcore wrestling for good.
RUBY RAZE (w/ Katarina) vs. JORDYNNE GRACE
Katarina brought in a wringer to fight for her, in the form a woman who is about twice the size of Grace. Raze rushed the corner early on but came up empty, and Grace knocked her silly with a running knee strike. Katarina got up on the apron causing the distraction Raze needed to send her opponent flying with a huge German suplex. Katarina kept taking cheap shots from the outside, like choking Grace in the ropes while the referee was distracted.
Grace fired up and broke out of a chokeslam attempt, firing back with lariat after lariat trying to chop the big woman down to size. Raze rocked her with a huge elbow strike, but once again came up empty in the corner. Jordynne used the ropes to get her up on her shoulders, turned around, then somehow managed to send Raze crashing to earth with an Avalanche Powerbomb! Katarina got up on the apron, but Grace saw it coming this time and hit her with a Muscle Buster right on top of Raze. A Vader Bomb connected, and that’s all she wrote.
Winner: Jordynne Grace
— In a backstage segment, the “Smoke Show” Scarlett Bordeaux
MOOSE vs. BRIAN CAGE
The fight almost immediately went to the floor as these two brutes brawled all around ringside, crashing into barricades, tables, steps and everything that wasn’t nailed down. Moose went for a big chop but ended up slapping the ring post. Cage somehow caught the big man out of the air and powerbombed his 300-plus-pound ass into the edge of the apron. Unbelievable.
Moose rolled back into the ring to try to get some space, and caught Cage with a thumb to the eyes as he was coming back in. From there he slowed the action down, going back to the floor and sending the Machine crashing into the barricade several times. He spent a bit too much time mocking the fans however, as Cage hurled himself over the ropes with a gigantic tope, taking them both out.
Cage took it to his opponent with some explosive offense, sending him back into the ring and conencting with a mighty Spinebuster for two. He ducked a lariat and hit a series of superkicks, climbed the ropes, but Moose caught him with the Go-2-Hell from the second rope! A chokeslam connected followed by a running senton, but it wasn’t enough to put the match away. The former NFL star lined up for a spear, but Cage literally jumped over him and hit a deadlift superplex over the ropes. Holy hell.
The two big hosses slowly got to their feet and started clobbering each other with chops and forearm shots. Cage looked like he was starting to fade, came back with a running knee strike, but Moose responded with an axe kick of his own and a discuss clothesline — both men down. Cage tried to get the big man up for a powerbomb, but at this point he was out of energy and his legs buckled. Moose immediately followed with a spear, nearly taking them both out of their boots, but the #1 contender wisely rolled out of the ring to avoid being pinned.
Moose followed to the floor and looked to powerbomb Cage onto the wooden floor… BUT EDDIE EDWARDS IS HERE IN A HOSPITAL GOWN TO CAUSE THE DISQUALIFICATION!
Winner via DQ: Moose
An absolutely insane looking Eddie Edwards in a hospital gown, baseball cap and no shoes brawled with Moose all around ringside, sending him into the steel post several times as the crowd chanted for him. He hit a suicide dive sending them both into the barricade.
Not content with the damage done, the deranged superstar went under the ring and found his kendo stick. He hit Moose with the stick a half dozen times as a Wack-a-Moose chant broke out from the Vegas fans. God bless them. He looked to powerbomb the big man on the floor, but Moose ran for the hills and disappeared backstage as Eddie celebrated in the ring!