Welcome to WrestleZone’s live coverage of IMPACT Wrestling! The show opens with a video recapping last week, which included Chelsea Green leaving, Bully Ray getting speared through a table by Moose, and Masha Slamovich attacking Jordynne Grace.
Crazzy Steve is in the ring to cut a brief promo to introduce Black Taurus for the second semi-finals match in the X-Division Championship tournament.
X-Division Tournament: Black Taurus vs. PJ Black
Taurus plants Black with a pop up Samoan Drop. Black comes back with a double stomp from the top rope, kickout. Black flips Taurus from the turnbuckle for another nearfall. Taurus makes the comeback with Destination Hellhole and covers for the three-count.
Winner: Black Taurus
Taurus will now face Trey Miguel on Friday at Over Drive to crown a new X-Division Champion.
Backstage, Scott D’Amore holds a contract signing with Josh Alexander and Frankie Kazarian. Both of their wives were present. Things get heated before Kazarian and Traci take off. After the break, Kaz and Josh share a few more words until Bully Ray appears. Bully tells Kaz to take it to the champ, which leads Kaz to reiterate that Josh needs to not trust Bully.
Motor City Machine Guns vs. Aussie Open vs. Ace Austin & Chris Bey vs. Shera & Raj Singh
Fletcher and Austin start the match by trading holds. Bey comes in and helps Ace double team. Raj tags himself in on Fletcher. Shera comes in next and clobbers Ace. Ace breaks free and tags in Sabin, who flies in with a dropkick. MCMG double team Raj for a moment. Aussie Open take Shera out and then hit tandem office on Machine Guns. Davis dumps Ace on his face and Aussie Open double team Bey for a nearfall. Bey takes Davis down with a headscissors before diving outside onto everyone. Ace got the tag mid-dive and hits Fletcher with The Fold to win.
Winners: Ace Austin & Chris Bey
Backstage, Rosemary asks Taya where Jessicka is. Taya promises Jessicka will be there for Over Drive, but if she doesn’t show up tonight, Taya will face Tasha Steelz instead.
Tasha Steelz vs. Taya Valkyrie
Taya takes Tasha down with a clothesline to start, cover. Taya hits double knees in the corner. Taya hits Road to Valhalla to score the quick win.
Winner: Taya Valkyrie
Steelz comes back and tackles Taya. Rosemary and Evans get in the mix and the four brawl. Jessicka runs down with party garb on. She double clotheslines Tasha and Savannah before hitting them with punches and an elbow to clear the ring. Death Dollz celebrate together.
Josh Alexander runs into Tommy Dreamer. Dreamer insists Bully is a changed man.
Trey Miguel says he plans on taking back what’s his – the X-Division title.
Old School Rules: Tommy Dreamer vs. Steve Maclin
Dreamer exposes the wood floor outside the ring before tossing a drink in Maclin’s face. Maclin counters a piledriver and throws Tommy into the ring post. Maclin hits an elbow drop from the apron. Maclin tosses several chairs in the ring. Maclin brings a kendo stick in with him but Dreamer counters. He does several elbows to the head before putting Maclin in a chair and hitting a crossbody. Dreamer goes up top but Maclin dodges the elbow drop. Maclin unloads with kendo shots. Dreamer hits a Side Russian Legsweep and uses the stick against Maclin. Dreamer throws more food and drinks in Maclin’s face. Dreamer connects with a cutter, nearfall. A fan helps Dreamer set up a table at ringside. Dreamer gets back in and Maclin slams him onto a trash can before hitting a DDT onto a stack of chairs. Maclin covers for the three.
Winner: Steve Maclin
Bully Ray comes in to make the save before Moose comes down to counter. Maclin and Moose double team Bully until Josh Alexander makes the save. Bully looks like he’s going to hit Josh with the world title but instead they team up to send Maclin through a table. Josh hands Bully his trophy, but Bully holds on to the world title for a bit.
Masha Slamovich sits down for an interview with Gia Miller. Masha speaks in Russian for the whole interview. When asked what she expects to come out of her Last Woman Standing match against Jordynne Grace, Masha simply said, “Death.”
Laredo Kid vs. Rich Swann
Kid does moonsault off the top, but Swann gets his feet up. Swann hits a neckbreaker, kicks him in the head, then covers. Swann attempts the Phoenix Splash but rolls through. Laredo hits a big German and connects with the frog splash for a nearfall. Swann nails a cutter and then the 450 splash to secure the win.
Winner: Rich Swann
Mickie James and Taylor Wilde meet backstage and are excited for their match on Friday. Mickie admits that she was disappointed that Wilde ran out to take out Deonna Purrazzo. Wilde says that if anyone’s going to end Mickie’s career, she wants it to be herself.
We see a video package on Frankie Kazarian’s journey to exercising Option C.
The announcers run down the card for Over Drive and reveal two pre-show matches:
- Kenny King vs. Yuya Uemura vs. Bhupinder Gujjar vs. Jason Hotch vs. Rich Swann vs. Mike Bailey
- Motor City Machine Guns vs. Ace Austin & Chris Bey
Double Jeopardy Match: Eric Young vs. Sami Callihan
After the break, Sami and EY are both bloodied, meaning the match can end via pinfall or submission in the ring. Anything goes. Sami squeezes EY’s head against the ring post as more blood pours out. They take turns pulling each other shoulder-first into the ring post. Sami drops to the floor as EY’s crimson mask grows darker. EY tries a piledriver but Sami hits a back bodydrop. Back inside, EY traps Sami in an ankle lock. Sami switches it into a figure four. They break their holds as the overhead camera shows the amount of blood on the mat. A “this is awesome” chant breaks out. EY plants Sami with the piledriver, nearfall. Sami hits the Cactus Driver 97, but EY kicks out. Sami slams a trash can lid against EY’s head several tries. He hits the Cactus Driver again and wins.
Winner: Sami Callihan
VBD’s Deaner, Alan Angels, and Big Kon come out and stand over a bloodied EY. They look at each other and stare at him as the show goes off the air.