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GREAT MUTA & TOMMY DREAMER VS. ELGIN & IMPACT, PHILLY STREET FIGHT & MORE: COMPLETE IMPACT WRESTLING/HOUSE OF HARDCORE 'A NIGHT YOU CAN'T MIST' COVERAGE FROM PHILADELPHIA

By Mike Johnson on 2019-06-08 23:08:00
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Welcome to PWInsider.com's live, ongoing coverage of Impact Wrestling and House of Hardcore's "A Night You Can't Mist" from the legendary 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA!

JXT vs. Ace Romero

JXT worked all the House of Hardcore shows in Australia and recently had a WWE NXT tryout. 

Romero was in charge early.  JXT came back with several kicks and strikes but could not move Romero.  He finally did with a springboard kick.   He picked up and slam Romero, which got a big response, for a two count.  Ace cut him off and went to the ropes for a Vader Splash but was drilled across the back.  Romero was nailed with a rana off the top, which got a “Holy sh**” chant.  Romero was splashed for the pin.  Good, solid opener.

Your winner, JXT!

Local promoter Maven Bentley came to the ring to note the passing of Lyle C. Williams, who had a long-time photographers in the building and the local area.   They held a ten bell salute in honor of Lyle.

It's a pretty full crowd.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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OVE & Sawyer Fulton vs. The Rascalz

Lots of athletic wrestling early on.  Fulton used his power to toss several members of the Rascalz over at once.  Dezmond Xavier escaped a power move and nailed a superkick but was still caught in OVE’s corner and worked over as they tagged in and out. 

Crist suplexed over Xavier for a two count.  The other Crist came off the ropes with a back senton as Dez was being held down for another two count.  The Philly fans tried to rally Dez, who kept kicking up.  He made the hot tag and that set off a ton of Highspots and triple-team maneuvers for the Rascalz, who scored the pin.  Too much to keep up with in the later moments but fun show.

Your winners, The Rascalz!

Backstage, Michael Elgin was interviewed by Jimmy Jacobs.  He promised to shut down Brian Cage permanently at Slammiversary.  Johnny Impact joined him and cut a promo on facing Great Muta and Tommy Dreamer tonight.  Elgin said for most people teaming with Impact is a pleasure but he's different.  All paths for him lead to the Impact title.  Tonight, his path is about putting Tommy Dreamer and The Great Muta in the hospital.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Moose vs. Luchasaurus.

They locked up and Moose was muscled back into the corner.  They broke free but slapped each other.  Moose and Lucha went back and forth shoulderblocking each other, then doing a nice series of counters and facing off.  Lucha nailed several kicks that sent Moose to the floor to rethink his strategy.

Moose returned to the ring and they went to lock up but Moose thumbed him in the eye.  He whipped Lucha into the corner but missed a charge.  Moose was drilled with a series of knees and a right hand.  Moose hit a leaping splash in the corner.  He charged to the opposite end to repeat himself but Moose charged out and dropkicked him.  Lucha crashed into the corner, where Moose nailed another running dropkick.

Moose chopped away at Lucha in the corner.  He whipped Lucha with authority into the buckles.  The crowd began chanting for Moose.  He whipped him into the corner again.  He told Lucha he was going to embarrass him and stuck hit hands down his own tights with the idea he was going to shove it in Lucha’s face.  Lucha blocked him and fought him off, then shoved Moose’s hand onto his own face.  He followed up with a mule kick and a head scissor that drove Moose’s head into the mat for a close two count.

Lucha worked over Moose in the corner but had a whip reversed.  Moose dropkicked him and hit a sit-down powerbomb for a two count.  Lucha was worked over but made a comeback with several high impact moves and a big kick for a two count.    He went for a slam but was shoved off and almost knocked into the referee.

Moose kicked Lucha low while the referee’s vision was blocked and speared him for the pin.

Your winner, Moose!

A good big man match with some nice athletic moves.

Sami Callihan cut a good promo backstage about facing Eddie Edwards in a Street Fight tonight.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Little Guido Maritato vs. Clayton Gainz with the Double Duprees

Big Guido chant for him as he came to the ring.

They went back and forth grappling on the mat.  They exchanged deep armdrags and faced off.  The crowd showed them respect with some polite applause.  Gainz gained control and slammed Guido, then went to the floor to embrace the Duprees.  The audience chanted that he still sucked.

Gainz returned to the ring and attempted a suplex but Guido turned it into a small package for a two count, then went to the floor and embraced the Duprees.  When they realized it was him, they weren’t happy so he motorboated them.  Yes, you heard me.  He returned to the ring and Gainz tried to superkick him but missed.  Guido charged and Gainz nailed it that time.  The crowd chanted that Gainz messed up.

Gainz worked over Guido in the corner but he fired back with some harsh chops.  Gainz kicked him and stomped Guido, then distracted the referee so the Duprees could choke Guido against the ropes.   Gainz covered him for several two counts.    Gainz controlled Guido and allowed the Duprees to nail him again in the corner.  He choked Guido against the ropes and nailed a splash in the corner.

Gainz nailed a suplex on Guido.  He went for a splash off the ropes but Guido rolled out of the way.  Guido avoided a charge in the corner and nailed a series of chops.  He nailed a dropkick to the face for a two count.  Guido came off the ropes with a Sicilian Slice legdrop for another two count.  Gainz cut him off with a clothesline for another two count.

Guido ducked a clothesline, grabbed Gainz and nailed the Tomakaze for the pin.

Your winner, Little Guido!

The crowd  exploded for the finish and chanted “ECW.”

A decent match with a nice mix of comedy and veteran face vs. upstart heel.

HOH TV Champion Willie Mack cut a promo about his match tonight, promising the walk out with his title.

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