IMPACT Wrestling 04 20 2023

IMPACT results for Thursday 4/20 are courtesy of

Time Machine (Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA) vs X-Division Champion Trey Miguel, Jonathan Gresham & Mike Bailey

After competing against each other for the X-Division Title this past Sunday, Trey Miguel, Jonathan Gresham and Mike Bailey must now join forces to battle Time Machine! KUSHIDA targets the arm of Miguel as he sets up for Hoverboard Lock. Sabin hits Bailey with a bulldog, followed by a kick from KUSHIDA. Sabin continues the assaults with a running dropkick as it appears that Miguel, Gresham and Bailey are not on the same page. Bailey creates some much-needed separation with a kick to Shelley but Time Machine quickly regains control with a double team cutter. Sabin dives through the ropes, taking out both Gresham and Bailey on the floor. Gresham hits a springboard Moonsault to KUSHIDA, followed by a German suplex for two. Sabin inadvertently kicks Shelley on the apron, their second misfire in less than a week. Now it’s Miguel’s turn to dive as he collides with Sabin and Shelley on the outside. Bailey soars with a springboard Moonsault, wiping out everyone. KUSHIDA locks in the Hoverboard Lock on Miguel but he makes it to the bottom rope. Sabin sends Bailey flying with a top rope German suplex. Miguel and Gresham argue over who Bailey should tag into the match. Bailey delivers Ultima Weapon to the back of Sabin. All three members of Time Machine get their offense in on Miguel. Sabin connects with the Cradle Shock to score the victory.

Time Machine (Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley & KUSHIDA) def X-Division Champion Trey Miguel, Jonathan Gresham & Mike Bailey

Gia Miller interviews Santino Marella following his triumphant in-ring return at Rebellion. Marella says that he may compete from time to time but his main role will continue to be IMPACT Wrestling’s Director of Authority. Alisha Edwards interrupts and demands that Marella does something about PCO putting her husband in a casket last Sunday. Marella tells Alisha that she has a match and it’s next. Zicky Dice has another opponent for Johnny Swinger’s quest to 50 wins. Dice offers to cover his pay and Marella begrudgingly accepts.

After once again becoming Knockouts World Champion at Rebellion, Deonna Purrazzo has ushered in a new Age of the Virtuosa.

Alisha Edwards vs Tara Rising

Edwards puts her new-found aggression on display as she tosses Tara by her hair. Tara tries to fight but but that only angers Alisha. Tara gets sent to the outside, then driven into the hardest part of the ring. Alisha connects with a Facebuster to score the dominant victory.

Alisha Edwards def Tara Rising

After the match, Alisha continues the assault until Jody Threat makes the save and sends her retreating up the ramp.

Backstage, Jody Threat tells Tara Rising that she hates when people are taken advantage of. Threat is going to make sure that Alisha Edwards gets what she deserves.

Moose w/ Brian Myers vs Yuya Uemura w/ Bhupinder Gujjar

Hardcore War may be over but the battle rages on as Yuya Uemura steps up to Moose! Uemura goes for a slingshot crossbody but Myers sacrifices himself for Moose. Moments later, Moose gains control with a powerbomb into the side of the apron. Back in the ring, Moose slaps Uemura and that fires him up. Uemura fights back with a flurry of strikes. Myers trips up Uemura on the apron, allowing Moose to regain control with a pump kick. Moose sends him crashing into the steel ring post. Uemura makes it back into the ring at the referee’s count of 6. Uemura takes Moose off his feet with a running dropkick, followed by a bulldog out of the corner. Uemura picks him off the top with an overhead suplex and almost scores the pinfall. Uemura has Moose beat with his signature crossbody but Myers distracts the referee. Gujjar attacks Myers at ringside but the distraction allows Moose to capitalize with a Spear for three.

Moose w/ Brian Myers def Yuya Uemura w/ Bhupinder Gujjar

Jimmy Jacobs interviews Nick Aldis, who made his shocking return to IMPACT Wrestling this past Sunday at Rebellion. Aldis is thrilled to be back to where it all began for him but says that the first time he won the IMPACT World Title, he wasn’t even close to reaching his full potential. Now Aldis is back and better than ever, and his sights are firmly set on the IMPACT World Champion, Steve Maclin.

Before the next match begins, John Skyler complains about Frankie Kazarian assaulting them during Hardcore War when they weren’t even competitors in the match. Of course, it was The Good Hands who initially got involved on their own accord.

The Good Hands (John Skyler & Jason Hotch) vs Frankie Kazarian (2-on-1 Handicap Match)

Skyler opens the ropes as Kazarian is charging towards them, causing him to crash to the floor. Hotch dives through the ropes, taking him out with a burst of speed. Skyler nearly puts Kazarian away following an impressive suplex from Hotch. Kazarian locks in a Figure Four on Hotch while rolling up Skyler for two. Skyler inadvertently collides with own partner. Kazarian takes out Hotch with the slingshot cutter, then traps Skyler in the Chicken Wing to win by submission.

Frankie Kazarian def The Good Hands (John Skyler & Jason Hotch) – (2-on-1 Handicap Match)

The dawning of the Age of Aquarius is upon us as Knockouts World Tag Team Champions The Coven target new Knockouts World Champion Deonna Purrazzo.

Sami Callihan reveals that he never had any intention of joining The Design. After making an example out of them at Rebellion, Callihan vows to destroy each and every member of the group.

Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry vs Sheldon Jean – Digital Media Championship

Former Big Brother Canada contestant Sheldon Jean has a chance to win IMPACT gold for the very first time as he challenges Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry! Jean rakes the eyes to escape a suplex attempt. Jean pummels Hendry with a series of fists and has him reeling in the corner. Hendry turns the tide with a running cutter. Jean counters the Standing Ovation into a forearm shot. Hendry successfully hits the Standing Ovation to win.

Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry def Sheldon Jean – Digital Media Championship

Steve Maclin’s Changing of the Guard Ceremony

New IMPACT World Champion Steve Maclin is in the ring as he celebrates a Changing of the Guard in IMPACT Wrestling. Maclin is accompanied by security guards donning camouflaged attire. Maclin has requested that nobody be present at ringside during the ceremony. Maclin says that despite capturing the IMPACT World Title at Rebellion, his mission is not complete. His goal was to defeat Josh Alexander, the longest-reigning IMPACT World Champion of all time, in his home country of Canada. In order to rectify that, Maclin lays out an open challenge to anyone who wants a shot at his title – as long as they’re Canadian. IMPACT President Scott D’Amore interrupts and accuses Maclin of ducking Nick Aldis. D’Amore reminds us that Maclin waited until his back was turned to hit him with the championship at Rebellion. D’Amore stands up for his country and says that he has the perfect Canadian to challenge him for the IMPACT World Title at Under Siege – Perfect Creation One. PCO makes his way to the ring and attacks Maclin’s security. PCO begins to fall victim to the numbers game when he breaks free and brawls with Maclin. PCO is about to make a statement when Maclin escapes his wrath and retreats up the ramp. Instead, PCO drives two members of security through a table.

IMPACT goes off the air.