Venue: Sam’s Town (Las Vegas, NV) Commentators: Josh Matthews & Don Callis
Impact returns to Las Vegas as we begin the next batch of tapings. This week the war between Tag Team Champions The Lucha Brothers and LAX comes to a head in one final counter, Eddie Edwards takes on Eli Drake, and much more. Come hang out for the LIVE recap of the show as it airs on Twitch. May the commercial breaks be less annoying than last week.
Impact World Champion: Johnny Impact
Impact X-Division Champion: Rich Swann
Impact Knockouts Champion: Taya Valkyrie
Impact World Tag Team Champions: The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. & Fenix)
#1 Contendership Match:Moose vs. Killer Kross (*1/4)
The Rascalz vs. Desi Hit Squad (**)
Eddie Edwards vs. Eli Drake (**1/2)
Alisha Edwards vs. Delilah Doom (NR)
The Lucha Bros [c] vs. LAX for the IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**3/4)
Date: July 22, 2018 Venue: The Rebel Complex (Toronto, Ontario) Commentators: Josh Matthews & Don Callis
After five years, Impact Wrestling has finally gone and done it: presented a PPV that looks good enough for me to shell out some money. The 16th annual Slammiversary (feel old yet?) features a big main event as Austin Aries defends the Impact World Championship against a man many see as the future of the company, the former NFL player turned pro wrestler Moose. The rest of the show also has a lot to look forward to, from hardcore matches to hair vs. mask matches, to even an International 4-Way which looks like an excuse to just have a whole lot of high spots. I’m down for it. Will Impact get more of my hard-earned money or is this a one and done? Let’s find out.
IMPACT World Champion: Austin Aries
IMPACT X-Division Champion: Matt Sydal
IMPACT Knockouts Champion: ‘The Undead Bride’ Su Yung
IMPACT World Tag Team Champions: LAX (Santana & Ortiz)
Johnny Impact vs. Petey Williams vs. Fenix vs. Taiji Ishimori (***1/2)
Allie vs. Tessa Blanchard (***3/4)
House of Hardcore Match:Tommy Dreamer vs. Eddie Edwards (**3/4)
Matt Sydal [c] vs. Brian Cage for the IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
Su Yung [c] vs. Madison Rayne for the IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/4)
5150 Street Fight:LAX [c] vs. The OGz [c] for the IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (****)
Mask vs. Hair:Pentagon Jr. vs. Sami Callihan (****1/2)
Austin Aries [c] vs. Moose for the IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
MLW has announced the first official match for next month’s Intimidation Games live event: ex-MLW World Tag Team Champions The Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix) will take on Team AAA (Taurus & Laredo Kid). Team AAA is answering the challenge The Lucha Bros put out in their big ‘Decision’ announcement at the end of last week’s show. To be honest my knowledge of AAA is very minimal at the moment (I’m working on it), but according to the press release Laredo Kid is one-third of the current AAA World Trios Champions and Taurus…uh has the coolest damn bull mask I’ve ever seen? Mantaur this dude isn’t. This match will also mark the return of Konnan to the side of The Lucha Bros, after being put on the shelf thanks to then-MLW World Heavyweight Champion Low-Ki.
MLW Intimidation Games takes place on March 2nd at the Cicero Stadium in Cicero, IL, 8 miles outside of Chicago and you buy tickets by clicking here. MLW Fusion airs every Friday on beIN Sports, and is posted the next night on MLW’s official YouTube Channel. It’s also on Fite.TV so pretty much it’s everywhere.
Venue: The 2300 Arena (Philadelphia, PA) Commentators: Matt Striker & Rich Bocchini
This week on MLW FusionTommy Dreamer and a mystery partner take on Brian Pillman Jr. and HIS mystery partner in the main event. Also on the show The Lucha Bros make their decision on their MLW future, Gringo Loco takes on Puma King, and much more! I’m going into this one cold but I’ve heard a lot of good about MLW so I’m excited to give this a shot.
MLW World Heavyweight Champion: ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor
MLW World Middleweight Champion: Teddy Hart
MLW World Tag Team Champions: The Hart Foundation (Teddy Hart & Davey Boy Smith Jr.)
DJZ vs. Myron Reed (**)
Gringo Loco vs. Puma King (**1/4)
Tommy Dreamer & ??? vs. Brian Pillman Jr. & ??? (**)