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Impact Wrestling ‘Under Pressure’ event recap

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  • The show opens up with Sonjay Dutt addressing the locker room about the mystery person who’s keeps attacking people backstage. Sonjay tells them that Impact is doing all they can to find out who it is. A member of the roster calls out Sonjay and Impact officials saying it’s odd how only the locker room is being targeted. Petey Williams steps up and takes up for Sonjay and says that if who ever is doing it is standing in this group right now, they need to stop cause they will find out who it is. 

Match #1: Eli Drake defeats Scott Steiner

Former tag team champions now turned enemies. Scott Steiner cost Eli Drake and himself the Tag team titles and since they have been at each others throats. Eli Drake got his revenge on Steiner by beating him the way they lost the tag titles. Drake goes to the outside and Steiner goes to grab him and Drake takes advantage of the ref being distracted and nails Steiner with a steel chair to get the win. 

Match #2: Madison Rayne defeats Tessa Blanchard

Since her Impact debut, Tessa Blanchard, has been on a tear through the Knockouts locker room showing us all that she is the best in the world. Madison Rayne made the decision to step back in the ring to teach Blanchard a lesson. Tessa Blanchard got a little cocky after a near fall arguing with the ref thus giving Rayne enough time to recover. Tessa goes for the Hammer Lock DDT but Rayne reverses it into a roll up the get the win. 

  • LAX is in their clubhouse with Eddie Kingston. He brings them some whiskey, something in a briefcase, and a couple of ladies. Kingston then tells them he got them a match with Lee and Konley next week and that it’s time to get revenge. 

Match #3: Brian Cage defeats Dezmond Xavier

Brian Cage has gone through every opponent Impact has thrown at him and Dezmond Xavier was the next victim. Xavier surprised Cage by giving him a fight. Xavier gave it everything he had but his effort turned to morning after Cage hit him with the Drill Claw to stay undefeated. 

  • McKenzie Mitchell is backstage with Austin Aries. Aries talks about going around and collecting belts and then brings up Pentagon taking his world title at Redemption. Aries says he isn’t done yet and that tonight he’s going to find out if Pentagon has what it really takes to be the face of Impact and ends with saying that Pentagon may have no fear but by the end of the night he won’t have a World Title. 

Match #4: Su Yung defeats Allie (c) to become the Knockouts Title in a Coffin Match 

Su Yung took Allie’s best friend away after she burnt Rosemary alive in a Coffin and looked to take Allie’s title away tonight as well. Allie came out sporting face paint similar to Rosemary’s giving a nod to her fallen friend. Allie channeled her violent side and had a brawl with Su. Su then locked on the Mandible Claw to Allie while Allie stood in the coffin and eventually passed out. Su Yung closes the lid and becomes the new Knockouts Champion. 

  • Next, Pentagon Jr says the Impact World Title is important to him and that Austin Aries won’t have a chance at taking it away from him. 
  • Sonjay Dutt is laid out backstage with an X on him. 
  • Eddie Edwards is backstage with Alisha and he tells her that he’s going to the woods with Callihan and he’s going to murder Callihan and then things will be back to normal. 

Match #5: Austin Aries defeats Pentagon Jr (c) to become the new Impact World Champion 

Since losing the World Title at Redemption, Austin Aries has had a void he’s been aching to fill and that’s winning back his other World Title. Pentagon Jr had no plans to let the era of zero fear end. These two put on a heck of a match.

The match went to the outside and Aries locks on the Last Chancery on Pentagon. The ref counts and Aries tries to get Pentagon up but they couldn’t beat the 10 count. The match is restarted and it goes to the outside again after Aries hits Pentagon with a DVD to the apron and then Pentagon hits a Package Pile Driver to Aries onto the apron. The ref counts again while both men are on the outside but once again they fail to beat the count. The match gets restarted once again but while the ref is turned around calling for the bell to ring, Aries hits Pentagon with a low blow and then a Brain Buster to steal a victory and to get back the World title. 

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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