Impact Wrestling results, video highlights, and analysis - 19 April 2019
Last week's episode of Impact Wrestling ended in shocking fashion when the senior referee John E Bravo revealed that he had been on the side of Impact Heavyweight Champion Johnny Impact from the get-go. Since Impact Wrestling Homecoming, we've seen many strange calls from the ref, including pinning Brian Cage down even though his shoulder was up when facing Killer Kross.
After last week where Bravo took out Cage's knee to prevent the Drill Claw, saving Johnny Impact, the entire situation has now been revealed. Impact and Taya Valkyrie have had the head referee in their pockets for months, if not longer. Where does the company go from here? Will Bravo be fired?
We'd get to that later, but tonight, the show kicked off with the Smokeshow herself, Scarlett Bordeaux teaming with Fallah Bahh to face off against the Desi Hit Squad.
Scarlett Bordeaux & Fallah Bahh vs The Desi Hit Squad w/ Gama Singh
Bahh started off the match with Rohit. Rohit threw several strikes to the head, but Bahh was unphased. A shoulder tackle took him down to his ring, forcing him to tag in Raj. The bigger man had better luck with Bahh, damaging him with a spinning back kick. However, Bahh took him down and connected with a leg drop.
Bahh then tagged in Bordeaux. Raj refused to fight her and tagged in Rohit, who demanded that she leave the ring. After Bordeaux declined, Raj was tagged back in. The Desi Hit Squad argued with both the ref and Gama. To get the action going again, Bordeaux tagged Bahh back in.
Both Rohit and Raj went after Bahh, but he took them both down with a double clothesline. A distraction from Rohit, though, allowed Raj to finally get the upper hand. Another spinning back kick followed bya running dropkick to the head took Bahh off his feet. Raj tagged in Rohit and both men pummelled the big man. Bahh dropped straight down as they came in for a double splash, running into each other.
Scarlett Bordeaux tagged in again, and looked to dive onto Raj as Bahh had him distracted outside. Rohit interrupted the dive, but received several chops and a tilt-a-whirl headscissors for his transgressions. With the Desi Hit Squad outside, Bordeaux held the ropes open while Bahh dropped them with a suicide dive. Bahh picked them back up and sent them into a diving Bordeaux, who came off the top rope to the ground.
Back inside, Bahh dropped Raj with a body avalanche in the corner. Bordeaux connected with a running hip attack. Rohit pulled Raj out and begged to be hit by the same move. Bordeaux tricked him into closing his eyes, allowing Bahh to embarrass him with a stink face.
Raj, back inside, took Bahh out with a jumping complete shot. Bordeaux tagged in as Raj was celebrating and attempted a German suplex. Raj went to retaliate but was slammed by Bahh with a belly-to-belly suplex. Bahh then placed Bordeaux on his back and dropped their combined weight onto him with the Banzai Drop. The Smokeshow picked up the win, giving her a 2-0 record.
Results: Scarlett Bordeaux & Fallah Bahh defeated the Desi Hit Squad.
The Impact Tag Team Champions Fenix and Pentagon Jr. accepted the challenge of Eddie Edwards and Eli Drake for a title match before warning them that they should be careful what they wish for.