Tonight’s episode of Impact Wrestling was taped in Windsor as the company builds towards Rebellion on April 28th. Following the PPV, Impact will tape one night in Toronto before heading to Philadelphia for 2-nights of tapings from the 2300 Arena.
Here are 8 takeaways from Impact Wrestling 4/19:
Lance Storm To Referee Johnny Impact (c) vs Brian Cage – Rebellion
After Impact Senior Referee, Johnny Bravo, cost Brian Cage a match in the main event last week, Cage threatened Impact management this week until Lance Storm intervened. Storm told Cage to calm down and conduct himself as a professional. D’Amore then volunteered Storm to be the special guest referee in the main event at Rebellion to prevent Cage from getting screwed by a corrupt referee again.
Tessa Blanchard Visits Gail Kim’s Husband’s Restaurant
Tessa Blanchard cut a promo on Gail Kim this week and then visited her famous husband’s restaurant. Kim is married to celebrity chef Robert Irvine. Blanchard proceeded to cause quite the scene and even ate food off the plates of some people while at the restaurant. She then fired a dishwasher before being told that Mr. Gail Kim was not there at the time.
Kim would later tell Melissa Santos that she and her husband will not be pressing charges against Blanchard for the damage she did to the restaurant. Instead, Kim said, she’s going to teach Blanchard a lesson herself.
Lucha Bros Pick Up Win In The Main Event
Despite interference from Santana and Ortiz, the Lucha Bros were able to defeat Eli Drake and Eddie Edwards in the main event this week. LAX and the brothers then took the fight all the way to the back as they gear up for their Full Metal Mayhem tag title match at Rebellion.
Evidently upset after not beating the Lucha Bros, Drake turned on Eddie Edwards to close the show.
Madison Rayne Pinned Knockouts Champion, Taya Valkyrie
Taya Valkyrie attempted to say she would not wrestle against Madison Rayne this week. She cut a promo saying she was happy to have left Canada when Jordynne Grace ran down the ramp and forced Taya into the ring where she was promptly pinned via roll-up by Rayne. The win should put Rayne in a position to challenge whoever wins between Grace and Valkyrie at Rebellion.
Rosemary Attacks Kiera Hogan
Rosemary attempted to tell Kiera Hogan to not get involved with her rivalry with Su Yung, James Mitchell, and Kevin Sullivan but Hogan wouldn’t listen. This led to Rosemary attacking Hogan to prevent her from doing so again.
Sami Callihan Breaks Tommy Dreamer’s Arm
Madman Fulton defeated Tommy Dreamer this week. After the match, he attempted to continue the beatdown but Willie Mack made the save. This brought in the members of OVE and eventually Rich Swann attempted to make the save for Mack and Dreamer as well.
After OVE got the advantage, Callihan put Dreamer’s arm in a chair and bashed it with a baseball bat while Swann watched. OVE is more dangerous than ever now that they have Fulton but what will that mean for Callihan’s X-Division title match against champion, Rich Swann at Rebellion.
Later in the show, Killer Kross and Willie Mack got into an argument in the back. Kross
The Rascalz Get Revenge On Moose
Dez from the Rascalz pulled off the upset win over Moose this week. Wentz and Trey both got involved in the match, causing the distraction and allowing Dez to roll-up Moose for the win.
How will Moose respond to losing in such an embarrassing fashion? The Rascalz may soon have to face an even angrier version of Moose somewhere down the line.
Later in the evening, Moose promised that he can play the numbers game too.
Scarlett Bordeaux & Fallah Bah Defeat The Desi Hit Squad
Scarlett Bordeaux picked up another victory this week. She teamed alongside Fallah Bah and defeated the Desi Hit Squad. With the
- Scarlett Bordeaux & Fallah Bah defeated the Desi Hit Squad
- Dez defeated Moose
- Madman Fulton defeated Tommy Dreamer
- Madison Rayne defeated Taya Valkyrie
- The Lucha Bros defeated Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards