Impact Wrestling is back tonight with a show from their April tapings in Orlando. Last week, Eli Drake announced he would be cashing in his Feast or Fired briefcase this week to challenge Pentagon Jr for the Impact World Championship.
Tonight, Drake will attempt to regain the Impact World Championship in the main event.
Impact Preview (5/10/18)
Impact World Championship
Pentagon Jr. (c) vs Eli Drake
- Pentagon shocked the wrestling world when he defeated Austin Aries at Redemption for the Impact World Championship. Even more surprising is that he dislocated Aries’ arm, essentially taking the former champion out of the title picture for the time being.
- Eli Drake won a gauntlet match in August to win his first World Championship for a major promotion. He lost the title to Austin Aries at the company’s 1st set of TV tapings under their new management regime, however.
- Drake is just one of several potential challengers for Pentagon. Moose has also indicated he wants a title shot. Austin Aries is also waiting in the wings for a rematch once his arm heals.
Moose vs Kongo Kong
- Moose wants to be referred to as “Mr. Impact”. He cut a promo last week stating he would be the one to take the title from Pentagon.
- As for Jimmy Jacobs’ monster, Kongo Kong, he’s coming off a victory in his rivalry with Abyss.
- The winner of this match should move closer to a shot at the Impact World Championship.
Will Sami Callihan Be Fired?
- Sami Callihan recently attacked Impact Wrestling Vice President, Don Callis, at an independent show in Toronto.
- Impact put a poll on their website asking fans if they think Callihan should be fired.
- We should get some update from the promotion tonight regarding this matter.
Tessa Blanchard Speaks
- Last week on Impact, Tessa Blanchard interfered in a match between Taya Valkyrie and Kiera Hogan.
- Blanchard has said she plans on skipping to the front of the line in the Knockouts division but upcoming stars like Hogan may have something to say about that.
- The “Girl on Fire” might decide to get some revenge on Blanchard this week.
Who is the Mystery Attacker?
- Someone is attacking people in the back. Don Callis and Josh Matthews are concerned.
- Over the last few weeks, multiple people have been attacked in the back and had an ominous X placed on their unconscious body.
- Impact is teasing we could find out more about this tonight.
Aerostar vs El Hijo Del Fantasma vs Drago vs Taiji Ishimori
- 4 stars of the X-Division are featured in this match tonight. The winner could easily find himself near the top of the heap and closer to a shot against champion Matt Sydal.
- Taiji Ishimori was recently announced for the upcoming Best of the Super Juniors tournament with New Japan Pro Wrestling
Brian Cage in Japan
- Brian Cage’s world tour continues tonight.
- Cage was victorious in a Fatal 4-way match last week from World Series of Wrestling in Australia.
- Tonight he will be in Japan, though Impact has yet to announce who he will be facing.
DJZ & Andrew Everett vs LAX
- X-Division wrestlers, DJZ and Andrew Everett will enter into tag action this week against former champions, LAX.
- LAX is going through a rough time as Konnan has been taken out and Homicide has gone radio silent. It’s tough to know what’s really going on within the faction at the moment.