History is made as an all-female World Title match headlines this weeks Impact.
The show opened with a Nashville Strong screen following the tornados that hit the Nashville area on Monday night.
We open with a recap of Tessa’s championship win and the historic relevance of tonight’s main event.
Fallah Bahh & TJP defeated World Tag Team Champions The North (Ethan Page & Josh Alexander) via pinfall
Bahh and TJP began by running over Page. They hit a couple of tag moves before Page tagged in Alexander and TJP got a two count after a double splash.
The North cut off TJP as he was going for a springboard and they worked over TJP, all while taunting Bahh. TJP managed to dropkick Page out of a surfboard, hit a tornado DDT and finally made the hot tag to Bahh who ran wild.
Page helped Josh cut off Bahh for a bit, but Bahh fired up against Josh’s strikes, and instead hit a pop-up powerbomb for a near fall.
The North went for their finisher but TJP came in and hit a sunset flip pin on Alexander while Bahh held Page to pick up the win.
Gabbi Loren interviewed Tessa Blanchard about her first defense tonight against Taya. Tessa said that she once lost to Taya, but that was a year ago now, she is a different Tessa. Tonight they make history for the main event, but not for a title change.
Eddie Edwards interrupted Tessa and told her that he respects all that she’s done, but that at Rebellion he’s cashing in his trophy once he beats Elgin. Tessa told him to bring it.
Moose defeated Petey Williams via pinfall
Moose jumped Petey, hitting a big shoulder tackle. Moose went for an early No Jackhammer Needed, but Petey dodged and went for an early destroyer. Moose blocked and countered.
Moose worked over Petey with strikes and chops. Williams reversed the Go To Hell into a hurricanrana, only to then eat a big boot by Moose.
He worked over Petey outside, all while taunting the fans, but Petey took advantage and landed two suicide dives and a springboard rana to the floor.
Petey hit a Codebreaker on Moose but ended up being tossed on top of the ropes and into the floor. Petey beat the count at 8.
Petey started to fire up and come back with some strikes. Petey went for a rana, but Moose blocked. He went for a powerbomb, but Petey countered into a DDT.
Petey followed with a short Flatliner and again chased the Destroyer. Moose blocked and hit Snake Eyes. Petey got a roll up counter for a near fall. Moose then hit the No Jackhammer Needed and got the win.
Madison Rayne was training people backstage and she recognized Mazzerati. Rayne told her to leave since she already defeated her and kicked out another lady. Kiera Hogan arrived to question her, which Madison replied by saying she was her first failure. They exchanged some words until one of Rayne’s trainees stood up to Hogan and challenged her to a fight.
Acey Romero defeated Joey Ryan via pinfall
Match opened with Joey failing to shoulder tackle Acey and a failed attempt to touch his penis. Acey hit a scoop slam, but missed a senton. Acey came back with a dropkick to take down Ryan.
Ace shoulder blocked Joey, but got knocked out enough that he fell face first into Joey’s penis and then made the mistake of hitting an Atomic Drop on Joey, hurting his knee.
Acey hit a couple of clotheslines then followed with crossbody. Acey charged Joey in the corner but when he went for the uranage Joey hit the Sweet Tooth Music. Acey blocked a second one, but Joey managed to get his hand on his penis. However Joey was conflicted, so he didn’t go for the penis flip so Acey capitalized, hit the uranage and finished off Ryan with the jumping elbow for the win.
Backstage, Disco Inferno and Johnny Swinger, now known as The Flying Disco Balls approached Willie Mack to tell him that once they’re done with the Deaners tonight, they’re coming for him. Mack said he’ll take on them in a handicap match.
We got another vignette for Chris Bey.
Backstage, Joey Ryan, Katie Forbes, and RVD are talking about what it feels to be backstabbed by the cheering fans that talk trash on social media.
No Disqualification Match: Su Yung defeated Havok via submission
Su Yung jumped Havok to start connecting with shotei palm strikes on Havok. Yung then tried to put the noose on Havok, but couldn’t so chased after her with a suicide dive and a senton from the apron.
Yung tried the rope walk on the barricade, but Havok blocked it. She tried to ram her against the ring post, but Yung blocked so Havok hit a Samoan drop on the steel ramp.
Havok started getting weapons, then tried rushing Yung onto the steel steps but Yung moved away and Havok crashed. Su tried to hit another senton, but this time, Havok was able to catch her and slam her into the steps.
We see a sword fight with chairs where the pair end up knocking each other out. They exchanged forearms until Su got a quick sequence of palm strikes and a running knee for a near fall.
Su failed to put the noose on Havok again when the latter overpowered her and went for a second rope tombstone but Yung blocked it. Su Yung hit a dropkick on Havok with the trash can for a near fall.
Yung finally got the noose on, but Havoc overpowered her, hitting a backbreaker. Havok tied Yung her against the ropes and went for the kendo stick, but Su Yung hit the green mist and locked in the Mandible Claw.
Havok managed to fight off the Claw, but Yung took her out with kendo stick shots, tied the noose, and locked in the Mandible Claw while pulling the rope for the submission win.
After the match, the Undead Bridesmaids brought out Yung’s coffin. Su dragged Havok and tried to put her in, but Havok fought back, took out the bridesmaids and ran off.
Jimmy Jacobs tried to interview Rosemary, asking if she was happy about Su Yung and Havok trying to kill each other. Rosemary told him that she failed to bring the Bunny back and that she’s been so consumed for vengeance that she missed something along the way. Rosemary ran off.
The Deaners defeated Flying Disco Balls via pinfall
Jake and Disco started the match with Jake easily got the upper hand slamming Disco, and then slammed Cody onto him.
Cody and Swinger tagged in, where Swinger tried to wrestle for wrist control, but Cody beat him, tagged in Jake and hit an assisted gutbuster for a two count.
Disco gave Swinger a roll of coins and started taking turns working over Cody’s throat. Swinger started trying to choke out and hitting low blows. Disco went for his Village People’s Elbow, but Cody moved away and got the hot tag on Jake, who ran wild.
Disco accidentally hit Swinger with the roll of coins, giving Cody Deaner the opening to hit the Deaner DDT for the win.
Once again, the hacker interrupted the broadcast, now tih a full vignette. He/She/It is debuting March 17th.
We got a video package of Tenille Dashwood, who is still here apparently.
We saw another installment of Gut Check which was focused on a guy that was known as Tony Gunn. He was spitting on the ring, pulling the tights, talking trash to Aiden Prince and just making things really awkward. He’s been wrestling for 16 years and barely getting a Gut Check. John E. Bravo berated him and D’Amore said screw them all. So that’s that then, I guess.
We got a video package telling the whole story between Tessa and Taya, going back a year to Taya winning the Knockout’s title from Tessa.
Gabbi Loren interviewed Taya Valkyrie about the match. Taya said that somehow, Tessa convinced everyone that she was the best, but she looks through her. Taya knows Tessa is selfish and a master manipulator, and tonight she breaks the fairytale.
Impact World Title: Champion Tessa Blanchard defeated Taya Valkyrie via pinfall to retain the title
Taya mocked Tessa to start the match until Tessa had enough and started going after Taya with kicks, chops, and punches. Taya had the strength advantage, but Tessa countered her with speed.
Tessa hit a running kick to the back of Taya, followed with a superkick but Bravo distracted Tessa so Taya could dropkick Tessa off the apron.
Taya work overs Tessa, hitting a running hip attack, followed by the running knees for a near fall. Taya distracted herself with the crowd enough that Tessa had a small comeback, but when she went for the dropkick, Taya moved and Tessa went straight into the steel steps.
Taya kept getting distracted, which allowed Tessa to hit a desperation cutter. Both women started exchanging strikes in the middle of the ring, with Tessa getting the better of the exchange. Tessa countered Taya’s attack to her knee with a Samoan drop, hurricanrana, and hit a backstabber for a near fall.
Taya landed a huge spear on Tessa for a near fall, and started slamming Tessa’s head into the mat over and over out of frustration until Tessa got a quick roll up for a near fall.
The two exchange big moves until Taya finally went for Road To Valhalla, but Tessa fought out and hit a cutter. She went for Magnum, but Taya moved. Bravo distracted Tessa, but got taken out by Taya accidentally. Tessa reversed, a powerbomb into the Buzzsaw DDT to retain her championship.