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Impact Wrestling Results (2/8): Knockouts Title Match, Lashley Gets Attacked, #1 Contender Match

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El Hijo del Fantasma and Rohit Raju vs. Matt Sydal and Taji Ishimori

Double team work on Fantasma, who is able to fight his way out with two tilt-a-whirl backbreakers. Modified GTS by Fantasma on Sydal, pin, two. Fantasma up to the top rope, Raju gets kicked out of the way and then a nice leaping hurricanrana on Fantasma by Sydal. Double knees to Raju’s face by Ishimori and Sydal with a shooting star press for the win.

Winners: Matt Sydal and Taiji Ishimori via Pinfall

– Austin Aries spoke with the media after winning the title. He said he knew he would win the title, but he didn’t expect it to be on the first night. He says he’s not necessarily on the roster and isn’t signed with Impact. He says he can travel the world and defend it anywhere. Drake shows up all super angry and wants a rematch, Aries quickly agrees. Aries says to go get ready for it, so Drake doesn’t have any excuses. Next week, it will be Eli Drake vs. Austin Aries for the Impact World Championship.

Winners: Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley via Pinfall

– Post-match, LAX shows up on the big screen. Konnan says they are a bunch of wanna-be pretenders and if Lee and Konley wants some then LAX is coming. LAX music plays and Lee/Konley nervously bounce from the ring.

Kiera Hogan vs. Laurel Van Ness (Impact Knockouts Championship)

Kiera put in the corner, big splash by Laurel who looks like she’s more possessed tonight than usual. Laurel tires for unprettier, nope. “Kiera!” chant break out from the crowd as she hits a crossbody off the second rope. Big kick to the head, pin, Laurel gets her arm across the bottom rope. Laurel gets up, whips Kiera into the ropes, hits the unprettier for the win.

Winner: Laurel Van Ness via Pinfall to retain the Impact Knockouts Championship

– Post-match, Laurel beats up on Kiera and shoves away the referee. Kicks in the corner as Allie charges in and lands a few clotheslines and a codebreaker. Allie grabs the title and tries to hit Laurel, but she escape.

Hania vs. Amber Nova

Nova gets back into the match with a dropkick and then another boot to the face. Nova snatches Hania’s neck and yanks her into the top turnbuckle. Nova tries for a hurricanrana, but gets powerbombed to the mat. Hania hits a reverse DDT, pin, 1-2-3.

Winner: Hania via Pinfall

– Post-match, Rosemary runs in from the crowd and swings at Hania. Screaming as she chokes away at Hania, Rosemary then tries for Red Wedding, but Hania runs away. Rosemary smiles and bows to Hania as her music hits.

Moose vs. EC3 vs. Johnny Impact vs. Alberto El Patron (#1 Contender Match for Impact World Championship)

Crazy DDT by Alberto on Johnny who sold the hell out of that DDT. Moose still down on the outside as EC3 and Alberto work away on Johnny. They try for a double super suplex, but Johnny tries for a double float over powerbomb, but no luck. Moose finally makes his way back into the ring and helps Johnny with double powerbombs. Moose trying to get involved and hits a discus clothesline on Alberto, headbutt on Moose. Moose really selling his knee injury as he lumbers slowly from corner to corner. Go to hell attempt, countered by hurricanrana. One percenter by EC3 on Moose. Swinging neckbreaker on EC3, pin, kick out at two! Alberto back in, backstabber to Moose as he goes right after EC3, stunning him, goes for the cross armbreaker on EC3. Moose with a running senton to break that up. Alberto clotheslined out to the floor, Moose for some reason tries for a baseball slide, nope, gets dropped out on the floor. EC3 and Johnny in the ring, EC3 tries for a roll-up, nope. EC3 tries for a one percenter, Johnny is able to counter and roll through for a pin, 1-2-3! Really great main event tonight by everyone involved.

Winner: Johnny Impact via Pinfall to become the #1 Contender for the Impact World Championship

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