Impact Results – 2/15/18 (Austin Aries vs. Eli Drake for the Impact World Title headlines)

Impact Results courtesy of Impactwrestling.com.

We get right to the action on IMPACT!

Lashley def. Sami Callihan w/ oVe via DQ

oVe attempts to attack Lashley on the outside but Lashley sends them into the steel steps and guardrail. Callihan takes advantage of the distraction and gains control. Lashley is gaining momentum but when he hits the ropes, Jake hooks his leg from the outside. Callihan returns the favour from earlier and sends Lashley into the steel guardrail. Callihan sits Lashley down in the ring announcer’s chair. Callihan gets a running start around the ring and charges at Lashley but he counters with a huge Spear! Lashley connects with the running powerslam for a near fall. Callihan hits the superkick, followed by a powerbomb out of the corner for a near fall. Callihan hits the Spear for a second time but when he goes for the pin, oVe attacks him causing the disqualification! Jake and Dave Crist continue the beatdown when Eddie Edwards makes the save and assists Lashley in clearing the ring!

Backstage, McKenzie Mitchell interviews Eli Drake ahead of his rematch for Austin Aries’ Global Championship tonight. Drake says he’s still recognized as the champion because he can never stop being the champion.

LAX is playing poker at their clubhouse as they reflect on the attack from the Cult of Lee last week.

Allie receives another note from her secret admirer who tells her to meet her at “22”.

Backstage, Austin Aries says he’s going to make a difference in IMPACT Wrestling by remaining Global Champion tonight.

Moose is being interviewed by Mckenzie Mitchell when Alberto El Patron attacks him from behind!

Rosemary def. Hania

Rosemary is out for revenge and the brawl is on! Hania connects with a spin kick for a near fall. Rosemary misses a missile dropkick, allowing Hania to gain control with a face-plant. Rosemary counters Hania’s top rope crossbody into a rollup to win! After the match, Hania attacks Rosemary from behind once again. Hania goes for a slam on the steel steps but Rosemary bites her! Rosemary attempts Red Wedding but Hania is able to break free and escape up the ramp.

Allie finds a card and box of chocolates from her secret admirer. As she’s reading it, Laurel Van Ness jumps out of a box and attempts a sneak attack! Allie sees it coming and smashes the box of chocolates right across Laurel’s face before stuffing her back into the box!

EC3 and Tyrus def. Impact Grand Champion Matt Sydal and Johnny Impact

EC3’s old friend, Tyrus is revealed as the mystery partner for this huge tag team matchup! Impact and Sydal hit a double dropkick on EC3 but get taken out with big clotheslines from Tyrus. Impact does a springboard flip over Tyrus to get the hot tag to Sydal. He begins to build momentum but is halted by Tyrus when he hits a punch right to the heart. Impact hits EC3 with his signature swinging neckbreaker for the near fall. Sydal launches himself off the top rope to the outside but Tyrus catches him and drives him into the ring apron. Impact attempts a springboard kick, but Tyrus trips him and EC3 scores the pinfall with his feet on the ropes to win!

Jimmy Jacobs and Kongo Kong break into the offices of Park, Park & Park. Joseph isn’t there, causing Jacobs to instruct Kong to trash the place, including the beloved portrait of Grandma Jenny.

Brian Cage def. Jon Cruz

It’s time for the debut of the machine, Brian Cage! Cage dominates Cruz and throws him around the ring like a rag doll. Cage connects with multiple powerbombs and a big discus clothesline to win in quick fashion.

Backstage, Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley are trying to gain the upper-hand on LAX by attacking them first. They believe LAX is hiding inside a trailer but it’s actually Fallah Bahh eating M&M’s. Thinking it’s LAX in disguise, they attack the Mumbai Cats. After unmasking them and realizing it’s not LAX, they continue their search in the parking lot.

Taiji Ishimori def. El Hijo Del Fantasma to retain the Impact X Division Championship

Ishimori hits a springboard senton. Fantasma rolls to the outside but Ishimori launches himself over the top rope, crashing into him! Fantasma kicks Ishimori outside the ring and hits his signature suicide dive! Ishimori hits a Hurricanrana on the outside. Ishimori connects with a Moonsault off the apron. Ishimori hits the double knees, followed by the 450 splash to win the match and retain the X-Division championship!

Austin Aries def. Eli Drake w/ Chris Adonis to retain the Impact World Championship

Aries throws one of his signature elbows but Drake counters with a big boot. Drake hits the Skyward Slam. Drake goes for a springboard Moonsault but misses! They exchange shots in the middle of the ring with Aries getting the upper-hand. Aries hits a missile dropkick for a near fall. Aries is perched on the top rope but Drake leaps up and slams him to the mat! Aries hits the running dropkick in the corner, but Drake counters his follow-up brain-buster attempt. Adonis is tending to Drake on the outside but gets hit with a suicide dive from Aries! Drake capitalizes off the distraction and slams Aries back-first into the ring apron. Drake goes for the Gravy Train but Aries avoids it and locks in the Last Chancery! Adonis gets up on the apron, causing Aries to break the hold. Aries connects with the Brain-Buster to win the match and retain the Global Championship!

Next week, Alberto El Patron goes one-on-one with Moose, LAX takes on the Cult of Lee, Johnny Impact battles EC3 in a number one contender’s match, Lashley teams with Eddie Edwards to face oVe and more! Don’t miss it!