Impact Wrestling Emergence Night 1 Results & Reactions – (8/18/2020)
The show opens with a video package highlighting the matches on tap for Emergence Night 1.
X-Division Championship Match: Rohit Raju def. Chris Bey (c) and TJP via pinfall to win the title. TJP starts the action by diving out onto Bey and Raju to prevent them from teaming up on him. The alliance only lasted so long though. TJP ended up being the highlight all throughout, even applying a unique double submission at one point. Raju came in with a double stomp out of nowhere on Bey to score the three-count.
We head to Wrestle House to see Bravo and Steve communicating through their stuffed dog and monkey, respectively. Elsewhere, Larry D and Acey Romero have a talk following their match last week.
Backstage, The Good Brothers cut a promo on Ace Austin and Madman Fulton. When all is said and done, Ace and Fulton should thank Gallows and Anderson for making them famous.
TNA World Championship Match: Moose (c) def. Trey Miguel via pinfall with the Spear to retain. This was a typical David vs. Goliath story with Moose keeping Trey grounded at every turn. Post-match, EC3 showed up again and dropped Moose before taking off with the title in hand.
Backstage, Reno Scum gives Hernandez the stolen money. Hernandez rewards them with a cut of the stack and tells them to come see him again for more work.
A vignette on Eric Young airs before the Flashback Moment of the Week shows EY beating Kurt Angle in a stretcher match in 2015.
Jimmy Jacobs interviews Willie Mack about where his head is at. Brian Myers quickly interrupts and makes it about him. Myers goes off on being fired during the pandemic, how he listened to what everyone had to say and put up with an out-of-touch 70-year-old man and his goofy production people. Myers says he is taking business into his own hands. Willie Mack comes back for a scrap.
Heath Slater cuts a promo in front of a green screen about how he needs to be signed. #Heath4Impact.
The Good Brothers def. Ace Austin & Madman Fulton when Gallows pinned Ace.
Back at Wrestle House, the gang talks about Kylie vs. Taya coming up. The Deaners get mad about their beer being stolen. They accuse Acey of stealing it. Susie gets them to call a truce. Larry D comes in and tries to woo Rosemary.
Wrestle House Match: Kylie Rae def. Taya Valkyrie with Rosemary as the ref. After, Rosemary leaves with Larry D. The Deaners are still searching for who took their beer.
Impact Tag Team Championship Match: Motor City Machine Guns (c) def. The North when Sabin pinned Page to retain.
Confirmed for Emergence Night 2 next week:
- More Wrestle House
- Willie Mack vs. Brian Myers
- Why did EC3 steal the TNA World Title?
- Eddie Edwards defends the Impact World Title in an open challenge
- Jordynne Grace vs. Deonna Purrazzo (c) – 30-minute Iron Man match for the Knockouts Championship