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Impact Wrestling Recap (2.8.18)

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Josh Matthews and Sonjay Dutt are behind the mic as we kick off another week and another “new era” of Impact Wrestling on POP TV. 

Match #1: Taji Ishimori And Matt Sydal defeats El Hijo Del Fantasma and Rohit Raju

This match was fine. Both teams got the chance to show what they can do as a unit. Ishimori and Sydal pick up the win after Sydal hits Raju with the Shooting Star Press.

Footage is shown from last week of Austin Aries holding a press conference after returning and winning the Impact Global Champion. Aries says that he’s still a free agent and plans on defending the Championship all over the world. Eli Drake appears and demands his rematch.

Match #2: Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley defeats TECH (Monroe and Reed)

This was a showcase for Cult Of Lee. Lee and Konley came out wearing LAX’s bandanas that they took from LAX last week. Cult Of Lee picks up the win after Lee hits Reed with a Spike Pile Driver with an assist from Konley from the top rope. After the match LAX is on the screen and says Cult Of Lee better watch their backs.

Allie is backstage with Kiera Hogan wishing luck in her match tonight. Allie is then handed a huge valentines card that’s by her secret admirer telling her to meet them after Impact next week.
McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Moose. Moose is talking about his missed Championship opportunities in his life and says he’s winning the #1 contenders 4-way tonight.

Match #3: Laurel Van Ness (c) Kiera Hogan to retain the Knockouts Championship

This was a good match. Hogan got granted this match after pulling out an upset victory over Van Ness last week. Van Ness wins the match after nailing Hogan with the Unprettier. After the match Van Ness attacked Hogan and Allie runs down to make the save.

McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with EC3. EC3 says he’s the best wrestler here, there, and everywhere and says he’s going to become the EC3 time champion.

Jimmy Jacobs is backstage with Kongo Kong. Jacobs talks about Joseph Park not bringing Abyss this week and demands he brings Abyss.

Sydal and Ishimori are backstage and Sydal puts over Ishimori for being a great X-Division Champion.
OVE is shown attacking Lashley and then stuffing him in the trunk of a car.

Match #4: Hania defeats Amber Nova

This was a showcase for the in ring debut of Hania. Hania defeats Nov with a reverse DDT. After the match Rosemary comes out to get revenge on Hania for what she did to her 2 weeks ago.

Match #5: Johnny Impact defeats EC3, Moose, and Alberto El Patron to become #1 contender for the Impact Global Championship

This was a good match. A couple of weeks ago Impact and Patron both lost to Eli Drake and that resulted in neither of them every getting a shot at the Championship again as long as Drake is champion. Now that Aries is the new Champion, Patron and Impact have a chance to get back into the title picture. Moose looked to finally get his first shot at the Championship and EC3 was ready to get on his way to his third Championship reign. Johnny Impact gets one more go at becoming the Impact Global Champion after reversing a 1-Percenter by EC3 into a roll up to get the win.

Brandon is a life long wrestling fan and a die hard hardcore kid. Pro wrestling and hardcore music helped him find acceptance and gave him a place to be himself at. It's what has made him the passionate fan and person he his today. If you were to ask him what keeps him going Day to day he would say these three things "pro wrestling, hardcore, and Alexa Bliss". if you ever want to hit Brandon up to chat you can get him at brandonwmiller@icloud.com or Twitter(@brandonpsmc)

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