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COMPLETE IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT: RENO SCUM RETURNS, KIERA HOGAN MAKES A DEAL WITH THE DEMON, JOHNNY IMPACT SUFFERS AN UNFORTUNATE INJURY...OR DOES HE?, AND MORE

By Stuart Carapola on 2019-03-02 00:05:00

Welcome to the Impact Wrestling Report here on PWInsider.com!

We hit the opening video looking back at last week's trials and tribulations, then we go to the ring for our opening match...

Willie Mack vs Jake Crist

Jake tries getting the jump on Mack, but Willie hits a Thesz press and hammers Crist with right hands.  Crist hits a pair of superkicks and a German suplex, Mack rolls to the floor, and Jake hits a pair of dives.  Third dive converts in midair to a tornado DDT, and Willie is dead weight as Jake tries to pick him up.  Back into the ring where Jake hits a top rope legdrop for 2.  Jake tries a top rope bodypress, but Mack catches him, hits a Samoan drop, kips up, and hits a standing moonsault for 2.  Crist blocks a stunner, but Mack hits a Codebreaker, heads to the top, and Dave Crist shoves him off to cause a DQ.

Winner by DQ: Willie Mack

Tommy Dreamer comes out with a kendo stick to make the save, and runs the Crists off.  He gets a mic and says he's spent almost thirty years trying to right the wrongs of professional wrestling, and it starts right here and now in Impact Wrestling.  Anything can happen in Las Vegas, and whatever happens in Las Vegas stays in Vegas, so if the Crists want to jump on the Mack, then let's do Tommy Dreamer and Willie Mack against oVe.

oVe vs Tommy Dreamer & Willie Mack

We come back from commercial as all four men are brawling on the floor.  Tommy steals someone's dinner and uses it to beat on the Crists.  We see some NFL alumni in the crowd as the bell rings to officially start the match.  Dreamer and Mack with a double hiptoss and double elbowdrop on Dave, then Jake is on the receiving end of a big legdrop from Mack for 2.  Dave hits a cheapshot from the outside, and winds up in peril as Dave hits a back senton for 2.  Crists with a flurry of double team offense as Dreamer is cut off from his partner, but Jake takes too long going to the top and Tommy catches him with a superplex.  Hot tag brings Willie Mack into the ring to clean house, and then a Pier Six brawl breaks out.  Willie hits a corner cannonball on Dave, then flattens him with a Stunner.  Dreamer hits a Spicolli Driver on Jake, Willie comes off the top with a frogsplash, and that's all she wrote.

Winners: Tommy Dreamer & Willie Mack

Great match!

Josh and Don talk about stuff, then Rolando the Investigative Reporter finds Johnny Impact in his locker room and asks if there's truth to him handing out title matches to people who do him favors.  Johnny says people say a lot of things, and the only thing that changes around here is attitudes, and he defends against anyone he feels deserves a title shot.  It can be anyone, and everyone has to be on their A-game.  Moose and Killer Kross are the reason Brian Cage hasn't gotten his title shot, and whether he likes it or not, they need to work together to get rid of them so he can get his title shot.

Reno Scum is backstage, and they're...WARMING UP!  They return to Impact tonight!

More with the NFL alumni, then we head back to the ring for our next match...

Reno Scum vs KM & Fallah Bahh

Adam Thornstowe jumps Bahh with kicks at the bell, but a single leg attempt doesn't go well, and Thornstowe winds up on the receiving end of a beating until Luster the Legend clotheslines KM from outside the ring.  KM is in peril for several minutes as Reno Scum slowly picks him apart, and they even break the old Pit Stop out of cobwebs.  Okay, when you start ripping off Nasty Boys spots, that sets off alarms with me.  KM gets free and cleans house on Thornstowe, then smashes Luster with a running crossbody.  Steamroller time, and both KM and Bahh take a turn, but Thornstowe blindsides KM, who pops up and clotheslines Luster out of the ring.  KM rocket launches Thornstowe off the top into a Samoan Drop by Bahh, and that's enough to get 3.

Winners: KM & Fallah Bahh

Reno Scum is not happy with the outcome of their return match, and they knock Bahh out of the ring before hitting a surfboard/top rope curb stomp combo on KM.

Glenn Gilbertti finds Ethan Page backstage and wants to know where the management office is.  Page points him in the right direction, and is met at the door by D-Lo Brown, who tells him to go in and get himself over.  Gilbertti says he knows how to do that, and walks in to tell everyone about all the great ideas he has.  They ask if Bill Ding is his big idea, or a reverse battle royal, and he just wants to do an X Division tournament where wins and losses matter.  They ask if the X Division guys will swing in on jungle vines, then tell him that he's not there to be on creative, he's there to get them coffee, and send him out to get them some coffee.  Oh boy.

KM and Fallah Bahh are backstage, and they're angry because they spent two years working their way up the ranks here, and Reno Scum disappears for all that time, and they think they're going to come in and make a name at their expense.  Bahh cuts an angry Bahh promo on them, and KM says he knows they don't understand what Bahh is saying, but they won't like when they show them what he means.  Reno Scum wrote a check their asses can't cash.

The Global Wrestling Network flashback takes us back to Wrestlecon last year, then Eli Drake finds Eddie Edwards backstage and says they punched each other's card, and Eddie won...but so did he.  He doesn't want to prod him, but he told Eddie that he didn't need the stick, and all he needed was a bit of that old Eddie to come back, and that's what he saw.  They both won, and he thinks they can win together because after last week, they can chase some tag team gold.  Eddie says he knows where he's going, and he has his tag team partner, and the two of them ain't gonna happen.  He walks off and goes "YEAH!" as Eli stares after him dumbfounded.

Scarlett Bordeaux is backstage and says next week, she'll tell us who the lucky person is who will be a part of the most anticipated debut of all time.  She goes back to doing her makeup and...kissing her own reflection.

Tessa Blanchard vs Delilah Doom

Delilah is JazzerMAD!!!  She rolls into the ring with a look of intent on her face and...gets pummeled.  She gets up and slaps Tessa's face, then takes her down and hammers her with right hands.  Delilah with a springboard armdrag and a flying headscissors, then another lucha armdrag, but Tessa blocks another flying headscissors attempt and counters to a sitout powerbomb.  Tessa with a series of short clotheslines and a backdrop suplex for 2.  We hit the chinlock, then Tessa drops Delilah on the middle rope and hits a charging dropkick.  Delilah  avoids the running elbow, hits a 619, then heads to the top and hits a missile dropkick for 2.  Delilah hits a crucifix bomb for 2, but Tessa holsd on and stands up with Delilah on her back, then pops her out into a rising European uppercut.  Tessa with the hammerlock DDT, spikes Delilah right on top of her head, and covers for the win.

Winner: Tessa Blanchard

Good match, and I like Delilah, she has a good charisma that I think would make her a good fan favorite babyface.

Melissa is backstage with Brian Cage, who says he thinks he can coexist with Johnny Impact as a team since they go way back together.  He had Impact beat fair and square, and after they take care of Kross and Moose tonight, Impact has already promised him another title shot.

Rosemary is backstage and says the deal is set, the bunny against her soul.  Kiera Hogan and Jordynne Grace walk in and tell her that she has backup.  Rosemary tells "Firefly" not to mistake her warning for courtesy, because this isn't her fight.  Kiera has a problem with that because Allie was with her since the beginning and they fought the undead realm together.  Rosemary says so be it because this is how it's meant to be, but once the bunny is returned to their side, she wants them to back away.  She leaves, and Jordynne tells Kiera to leave it alone.

Ethan Page vs Zachary Wentz

Wentz does flippy dippy stuff and hits a twisting crossbody on Page.  Page catches Wentz off a handspring something and counters to a spinning flatliner.  He stops to taunt the fans and plants Wentz with a full rotation suplex, followed by a powerslam for 2.  Wentz with a flurry of kicks and a running knee in the corner, followed by a standing shooting star press for 2.  Wentz drops down and uses Page's momentum on a charge to send him to the floor, but Page catches him on a dive attempt and flips him into a backbreaker on the floor.  Page with a charging knee to the face of Wentz, then stops to mouth off to the old NFL players.  One of them stands up and gets in his face, Page shoves him, so the NFL player shoves Page on his butt.  The referee gets between them as Wentz hits a dive, then an Ace Crusher back in the ring gets the win.

Winner: Zachary Wentz

It was okay, but seems more to set up the angle with the NFL player than anything.  Wentz fist bumps the NFL guy on his way to the back.

Glenn Gilbertti finds Tommy Dreamer backstage and says nobody has any idea what he's supposed to be doing here.  Tommy says he does some talent relations stuff and says he could use help from Glenn in the room behind him.  Glenn opens the door and finds...the Anthem Owl.  Dreamer says he knows how the legacy talent can be, and for $3000 an appearance he needs Glenn to go straighten things out with him.  He shoves Gilbertti into the room where he apparently gets attacked by the owl.

A video package of Ace Austin, who is coming to Impact next week.

We get a video package of Sami Callihan clarifying the situation with Rich Swann.  He explained their history, why he put him in the hospital,  and again insists it's time to welcome him into the oVe family.

Melissa is backstage with Moose and Killer Kross, who says they're not okay at the moment, but they need to see the big picture of what he's trying to do to them.  Impact promised them a title shot then got involved to make sure none of them did, and they're not going to allow this to happen.  Moose says Johnny is like a hot chick at a bar who winks at all the guys then walks away from them.  The problem is Johnny is ugly as hell and not a chick, and he promises everyone a title shot, but it doesn't matter because whoever he promises a title shot to, they're going to take them out.

We go to the LAX clubhouse, where Santana is ranting about Pentagon Jr and Fenix disrespecting them.  Konnan asks if they're gloating, and Ortiz said they did what they would have done to anyone else.  Konnan says they're in this predicament because of that attitude, so he's going to get them another rematch and handle this himself, and he better not see them taking this into their own hands again.  Konnan leaves, and LAX agrees to handle this themselves.

Josh and Don talk about stuff, then it's MAIN EVENT TIME!

Killer Kross & Moose vs Brian Cage & Johnny Impact

Kross and Cage start off by straight-up pounding on each other.  Cage knocks Kross onto the second rope and hits a 619, then tags Impact in for a double team elbowdrop.  Kross no-sells an enziguiri, drags Impact around by the head, and tags in Moose, who promptly gets armdragged around by the champion.  Impact hits a flying headscissors and leg lariat, then tags Cage in for more hard-hitting double teams.  Kross and Moose regroup on the floor as we go to commercial.

We're back as Moose goes to Impact's eyes and tags in Kross, who eats a series of kicks from Impact and a flatliner from Cage for 2.  Kross goes to the apron, but Cage deadlift superplexes him into the ring.  Impact hits Kross with a breakdance legdrop and...suddenly collapses to the mat while holding his neck.  Kross looks quite pleased with himself as Cage looks on in concern.  Impact slowly scoots to the corner and tags Cage in, and he is still down in the corner as Cage plants Kross with a spinebuster.  Moose comes in on the attack and stomps Cage, who is now fighting his way out of a 2-on-1 sitaution.  Cage goes to the second rope and Moose dropkicks him to the floor.  Kross rams Cage into the ringpost as a bunch of referees run out to check on Impact.  Kross takes the title belt and bashes Cage in the face with it while Moose stands over Impact's fallen form, and Cage is busted open with a full on crimson mask.  Kross rolls Cage back into the ring and yells "YOU'RE JUST A MAN!" at him as Moose hammers his face with right hands.  Moose with a shoulderblock, senton, and kip up as he plays to the fans.  Cage rolls out of the way of a legdrop and crawls to his corner, but Moose drags him back and tags Kross in, who stomps Cage's fingers.  Kross with a t-bone suplex, and Impact is on the floor and in serious pain as Cage starts to fight back.  He superkicks Moose, connects with a flying knee, and stereo roaring lariats put both men down.  Moose tags in Kross, who walks right into an F5 from Cage, and now Taya Valkyrie runs out to check on her husband.  Cage crawls to his corner and screams for Impact to get up, but no dice.  Kross is up behind Cage, dumps him in a backdrop suplex, gets the straitjacket choke, and Moose spears Cage over with Kross still holding the choke.  Cage desperately reaches for the rope, but finally fades out and the referee calls for the bell.

Winners: Killer Kross & Moose

Was Impact really hurt?  Did he set all this up on purpose?  Did he intentionally hang Cage out to dry?  Kross seemed to believe so with the look on his face when the injury happened, but we may not find out any time soon.

Thanks for reading the Impact Wrestling Report!  I'll be back tomorrow to discuss Impact and more with Dave Scherer on the Stu & Pid Show!

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