Impact Wrestling Preview (5/17/18)

Impact Wrestling is back with another taped show tonight. The company will hold the 3rd set of tapings under the new regime on June 1st and 2nd in Windsor, On, Canada.

Impact Wrestling Preview (5/17/18)

Street Fight
Hosted by House of Hardcore
Eddie Edwards vs Sami Callihan

  • Tommy Dreamer’s House of Hardcore promotion will host this street fight between the two rivals.
  • Callihan has driven Edwards to the brink by stalking his wife in the hospital. Edwards then convinced Impact management not to fire Callihan so that he can get his revenge.
  • It’s not clear if this will be the blow-off to the feud or if this angle will continue building to Slammiversary on July 22nd. We will probably find out tonight.

Matt Sydal & Austin Aries vs Fantasma & Pentagon Jr.

  • It’s the X-Division champion (Sydal) teaming up with the Impact Grand Champion (Aries) to take on the #1 contender to the X-Division title (Fantasma) and the Impact World Champion (Pentagon Jr.).
  • Don Callis revealed yesterday during his state of Impact address that Aries vs Pentagon will happen on the May 31st episode. This might not have been announced on Impact yet, however.
  • Fantasma vs Matt Sydal will be the next X-Division title match after Fantasma won a fatal 4-way match last week.

Kiera Hogan vs Tessa Blanchard

  • This has been building for the last few weeks.
  • Blanchard appeared on commentary during Hogan’s match at the Redemption pay-per-view. Hogan seemed to indicate she was upset with Blanchard for stealing her moment.
  • Blanchard is coming into Impact Wrestling confident, claiming she’s the hottest free agent the company could’ve signed. Tonight we should find out how quick her rise to the top of the Knockouts division will be.

Impact Wrestling Tag Team Championships
Eli Drake and Scott Steiner (c) vs Z&E

  • DJZ and Andrew Everett defeated former champions, LAX, last week. The win likely earned them the shot at Steiner and Drake tonight.
  • Meanwhile, LAX seems to be falling apart without Konnan or Homicide.

Su Yung’s Funeral for Rosemary

  • Two weeks ago on Impact, Yung and her army of undead brides locked Rosemary in a coffin.
  • Last week, we saw a segment where Allie received an ominous note from a charred stuffed bunny. The note was likely an invitation to Rosemary’s funeral, which will take place tonight.

Also booked for the show:

  • The return of Madison Rayne.
  • Brian Cage’s world tour continues. This time the Machine stops in Canada.