TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose def Hernandez – TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Self-proclaimed TNA World Heavyweight Champion put his “Title” on the line once again, this time against TNA veteran, Hernandez. The former member of LAX was hot from the start, taking Moose over the top rope with a huge clothesline. Moose showed off his athleticism as he drop-kicked Hernandez off the top to the floor. Back and forth they went as Hernandez connected with a strong back-breaker for two. However, Moose remained one step ahead of Hernandez when he went low with a kick, then hit the Lights Out Spear to win.
After the match, the music of former TNA World Heavyweight Champion EC3 played throughout the arena as Moose stared on in disbelief. On July 18th at Slammiversary, you never know where future endeavors may lead.
Reno Scum revealed that they are no longer working with Ace Austin because he hasn’t paid them for months of watching his back. Dez and Wentz accused them of attacking Trey but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Before they stormed off, Reno Scum threw TJP and Fallah Bahh into the mix.
X-Division Champion Willie Mack and the Deaners enjoy a cold beverage while they wonder who Chris Bey and Johnny Swinger will recruit for six-man tag team action next week.
Reno Scum (Adam Thornstowe & Luster the Legend) def XXXL (Acey Romero & Larry D)
After The North retained their Tag Team Championships earlier in the night, these two larger-than-life teams were competing in an attempt to move up the competitive tag team rankings. Romero brought the fight to both members of Reno Scum, tossing Thornstowe over the top and hitting Luster with a Sidewalk Slam. XXXL made a Thornstowe sandwich in the middle of the ring but Luster cut off their momentum. Luster connected with a Spinebuster on Larry, followed by a double foot stomp from Thornstowe for three.
The speculation on new arrivals in IMPACT Wrestling continued as Johnny Swinger called a friend of his to see if they would join him and Chris Bey in the six-man tag against Willie Mack and the Deaners next week. When things didn’t go as Swinger expected, his plan B was to recruit what he called the ultimate weapon against Willie Mack.
Who is Deonna Purrazzo?
We learned about the history of Deonna Purrazzo from the Virtuosa herself. Deonna said that she wants to become Knockouts Champion and attacking Jordynne Grace last week was just the first step towards achieving her goal.
Gia Miller caught up with Jordynne Grace to get her reaction to last week’s attack by Deonna Purrazzo. In a shocking turn of events, Deonna struck again and locked in the devastating arm-bar.
Ace Austin def Eddie Edwards – Street Fight
Before Ace Austin and Eddie Edwards join World Champion Tessa Blanchard, Michael Elgin and Trey in the five-way World Championship main event at Slammiversary, they renewed their personal rivalry in a Street Fight on IMPACT!
Eddie Edwards didn’t wait for the bell to ring as he attacked Ace from behind to jump-start the match. There were plenty of weapons in this no-holds-barred brawl, including steel chairs, trash cans and more. Ace attempted The Fold on the ramp but Eddie reversed into a belly-to-belly suplex on a steel guardrail. Ace drove a steel chair into the face of Eddie with a sick springboard boot. Eddie was about to suplex Ace through a table when Ace cut him across the eyes with his laminated card. In a moment that was hard to watch, Eddie drove Ace back first into the legs of a table. Eddie was setting up for the Boston Knee Party when Madman Fulton attacked him out of nowhere. Fulton connected with a huge Chokeslam, followed by The Fold from Ace to win.
It became apparent that Madman Fulton is now aligned with Ace Austin – but was he the one that attacked Trey?
A Former World Champion Will Return at Slammiversary
IMPACT! went off the air with another cryptic promo for Slammiversary. On July 18th, our world will change and a former World Champion will return.