results from Wednesday’s Impact Wrestling taping in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:
IMPACT TAPINGS (These will air in late November / early December):
* Eli Drake & Chris Adonis vs Petey Williams & Johnny Impact. Good match with the heels keeping Petey isolated for a long time. Impact gets the pin Adonis with Starship Pain. After the match, Alberto attacks Eli, lays him out and puts the World Title on him.
In between matches, there was a video for the Children’s Make A Wish Foundation, as there’s about 40 of the children here tonight. And Alberto’s new blonde groupie arrived after the match. There was a 20 year veteran, Jody Mitic, who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan, was honoured and was the guest ring announcer for the next match.
* Eddie Edwards vs Kaito Kiyomayi from Pro Wrestling Noah. Kaito’s chest a had mark from Eddie’s chops. There was a boy from the Make A Wish Foundation who was the guest bell keeper who prematurely rang the bell on a near fall by Eddie – he’s only about 7 or 8, so it happens! Lol. Eddie won with the Boston Knee Party.
* Caleb Konley (w/ Trevor Lee) vs Taiji Ishimori. Ishimori wins the 450 splash. Trevor & Caleb try to beat down Taiji, but Desmond Xavier evens things up and they clear the ring.
* The second 3 way semifinal for the vacant KO’s title: Sienna vs Rosemary vs Allie. The faces work together early, but it didn’t last long. The finish came when Allie tried for a Code Breaker move, but Rosemary caught her with The Red Wedding to win and will face Laurel Van Ness for the belt.
* 6 man tag match: Alberto El Patron, Petey Williams & Johnny Impact vs. Chris Adonis, Eli Drake & Jimmy Jacobs, who calls himself “The Princess.” When Johnny comes down, Alberto grabs the ring announcer’s chair as if to protect himself. They’re taking on Jacobs says he’s not their partner, as he brings out Kongo Kong. Alberto eventually sort of turns on his team with a backstabber to Impact, but stays in the match. Kongo at one point grabs Petey to the outside and powerslams through a barricade by the ramp. Johnny appears to have the pin on Eli after Starship Pain, but Alberto pulls him out, DDTS him on the ramp and hits a Frog Splash to steal the pin for his team.
* OVE (w/ Sami Callahan). Callahan trashes Canada, Mexico, & AAA. He says they’re tired of L.A.X. & this feud will come to an end soon. TDT: (Dubois & St. Jacques) do a promo in French. Sami tells to speak American & one of them boot Callihan in the face. OVE get the numbers advantage, set up chairs in the ring to put one of DDT through them, but all of L.A.X. – except no Diamente – chase them off. Santana gets a Canadian flag to hold up along with the others.
* IMPACT GRAND TITLE MATCH: Matt Sydal vs EC3. Fallah Bahh is one of the judges, and is wearing a black suit jacket with no shirt and his wrestling trunks. EC3 dominates round 1 with power moves to win those round. Sydal does a lot of high spots to win round 2. Sydal goes for a Shooting Star Press late, but EC3 ducks & they both collide heads and stay down until the end of the round. The judge first judge award round 1 to Ethan, judge 2 to Matt, & Fallah Bahh declares it 10-10, so the match is a draw, but EC3 retains.
* Moose & “The Cowboy” James Storm vs. Lashley & Dan Lambert. All of American Top accompanied them. Lambert competed barefoot and did nothing except attempt pins. He never even took a punch or a bump. One of ATT – the one who has still has a neck brace – comes in the ring to stop the match, but he’s thrown out on top of the other guys by Storm. The distraction allows Bobby to get a spear; Lambert makes a blind tag and gets the cheap pin.
* Eli Drake & Chris Adonis are out. Eli complains about the weather in Ottawa. Apparently they’re supposed to be having a match in NJ, which Eli won and Eli’s scheduled for a match in Detroit for BCW (Border City Wrestling). Alberto comes down and wants a one on one match tonight with Drake. Johnny Impact comes down & says to tell the internet he’s going to be in Detroit too, then first attacks El Patron and then Drake and Adonis. Johnny holds the title to end the segment.
* KO match: Sienna vs KC Spinelli vs Madison Rayne vs Allie. Allie wins when Sienna goes for her finisher & rolls her up. I believe this a #1 contenders match.
* Trevor Lee & Caleb Konley vs Desmond Xavier & Taiji Ishimori. Ishimori continues to get the better of Trevor as he pins him with a rollup.
* Moose & James Storm promo. Moose says he’s sick of American Top Team interfering & asks Lashley to come down as he wants in a one on one match. Lashley & Lambert arrive and Bobby says he accepts Moose’s challenge but it’ll be on his terms. Storm then tells Lambert he respects Lambert for creating American Top team and that they’re the best MMA training facility, but he calls Dan a piece of crap. He wants a match with Lambert and if he wins, Dan and American Top Team have to leave Impact for good. Lambert counters by saying if he wins, this will be The Cowboy’s last match with the company; Storm agrees. As Bobby & Lambert leave KM tries to sneak attack Storm but he lays him out with The Last Call. I don’t know if KM’s teasing an alliance with ATT, but it seemed for him to appear.
* Rosemary vs Laurel Van Ness for the vacant Knockouts Title. Good long match aggressive match by the women. In the end, Rosemary is seated on the top turnbuckle and tries to spit mist on Laurel, but Laurel puts her hand up to Rosemary’s mouth to stop most of the mist from getting on her and rubs it into Rosemary’s eyes (the referee had been pushed out of the way Laurel just and didn’t see what happened). Laurel then fools up with an Unprettier with Rosemary still on the top rope to win her first KO’s title. They mentioned this airs on Dec. 14th.
* The last match off the night was Eli Drake defending The Impact World Title vs Alberto El Patron and Johnny impact in 6 sides of steel. The title could be won by pinfall or escaping the cage. (This was also a Genesis themed show, but they didn’t say when it would be airing). At one point Johnny was on top of the cafe and both men were down but he decided to do a huge cross body onto both men. Later on as he was trying to scale down the cage, he jumped but Chris Adonis caught him and held him as Eli climbed down first to retain. Alberto was down inside the cage and he couldn’t escape in time either.