Following last night’s Slammiversary, which received largely positive reviews, Impact Wrestling was right back to the action with a night of television tapings that are set to air this Thursday, June 23rd, and next Thursday, June 30th. Below are reports and spoilers from the Impact Wrestling Slammiversary fallout tapings. Please note, this article contains spoilers for upcoming episodes of Impact television as well as the Against All Odds special set for July. Continue to read the Impact Wrestling spoilers at your own risk…
Impact Wrestling Slammiversary Fallout Spoilers
Before the Impact
Black Taurus (w/ Crazzy Steve) def. Andrew Everett.
Rich Swann def. Raj Singh (w/ Shera) in a non-title match. Following the match, Brian Myers attacked Swann and made his intentions known that he wants a rematch for the Digital Media Championship. It looks like that match will take place at Against All Odds.
Impact Taping #1 – June 23rd
Honor No More opened up the first taping, suggesting they didn’t actually lose the match at Slammiversary against the Impact Originals. The group suggested that Scott D’Amore set them up to lose and also seemed to put some of the blame on PCO for the loss. Before HNM could continue to note their excuses they were interrupted by America’s Most Wanted. Then the Good Brothers hit the scene and finally, the Briscoes came out to make the save. A huge brawl ensued leading to a match being made for the main event of the night.
Mia Yim def. Chelsea Green. Deonna Purazzo tried to interfere in the match on behalf of Green but Mickie James prevented the interference. This continues the recent angle between the four women.
Shark Boy and Bhupinder Gujjar def. Johnny Swinger and Zicky Dice. Fresh off their appearance in the reverse battle royal these four returned to the ring for a tag team match. After the match, Violent by Design‘s Joe Doering and Cody Deaner hit the ring to attack the competitors. The attack didn’t last long as Impact World Champion Josh Alexander, who had been called out by the members of VBD, hit the ring for his match against Deaner. Following the match, it was confirmed that Alexander will face the undefeated Doering for the world title at Against All Odds.
Sami Callihan def. Jack Price. Following the match, Moose attacked Callihan and put him through a table. It seems the blood feud between these two is far from over after their Monster’s Ball clash at Slammiversary.
Honor No More (Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, and Eddie Edwards – w/ Maria) def. The Briscoes and James Storm. The entire HNM contingent was ringside to help Edwards, Taven, and Bennett. The group absolutely demolished their opponents, attacking the opposition and smashing Mark Briscoe’s ankle with chairs. The Good Brothers tried to run HNM off but to no avail. Fans likely wondered what would be next for HNM after their loss at Slammiversary and it seems their next direction is being plotted out. The group is refusing to accept defeat so it looks like, at least for the time being, HNM will be sticking around and continuing to wreak havoc for Impact Wrestling.
Impact Taping #2 – June 30th
Trey Miguel def. Laredo Kid, Steve Maclin, and Chris Bey. In a match that received rave reviews from those in attendance, Trey Miguel defeated a very talented field of X-Division competitors to be named No. 1 contender for Mike Bailey‘s newly-won title. The X-Division is rebuilding quite nicely and this match was an example of the division continuing to move forward in the right direction.
Gisele Shaw def. Rosemary (w/ Taya Valkyrie). During the match, the Influence made an appearance and set up a distraction which ultimately led to Shaw picking up the win. After the bell, Shaw joined the Influence in a post-match attack on the new Knockouts Tag Team champions, perhaps suggesting Shaw is a new member of the group.
Jordynne Grace def. Savannah Evans (w/ Tasha Steelz).
Good Brothers (w/ James Storm) def. PCO and Vincent (w/ Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, Maria, and Kenny King) to retain their Impact World Tag Team Championship. Karl Anderson is said to have rolled up Vincent for the win. After the match, Honor No More once again resorted to dirty tricks, starting a brawl following their loss. This led to Wildcat Chris Harris and a returning Heath running out for the save to chase off HNM. Taven was the victim of a superkick as the rest of the heels got out of dodge.
Ace Austin (w/ Chris Bey) def. Alex Zayne.
Chris Sabin (w/ Alex Shelley) def. Frankie Kazarian. In a match that is said to have stolen the show, Chris Sabin finally got his chance to face longtime rival and friend, Frankie Kazarian. The match was a great showcase for two men who had once been instrumental in both the X-Division and tag team division. Following the match, Sabin and Kazarian both offered their thanks and appreciation to Brian Hebner, who had announced his retirement earlier in the month. Hebner refereed his final match that night, so before he said goodbye the rest of the roster came down to see him off. Kazarian, who also has likely wrestled his final match with Impact for the time being as he heads back to AEW, gave a great speech about how important Impact has been in his life. Kazarian noted that he meant his wife Traci Brooks in Impact, talked about what the promotion meant to him overall, and put over Sabin as one of the best opponents he has ever faced. Hebner then took the mic to thank the crowd before Scott D’Amore closed the show by thanking the fans for a fantastic two days of wrestling in Nashville, Impact’s birthplace.
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