Impact Wrestling results - 1st February 2018
Major name returns, major title change and major debut and upset.
After their bumper Genesis show last week and the much-touted Barbed Wire Massacre III match the week before, this week was arguably more important for Impact than any other, because it was the first week under the new ownership and regime.
A new knockout, Kiera Hogan, was scheduled to debut against Laurel Van Ness, EC3 and Alberto El Patron teamed up against Moose and Johnny Impact, LAX address their Barbed Wire Massacre match and Chris Adonis hosts 'The Facts of Eli Drake's Life'.
Fallah Bah Vs. Matt Sydal
Before any sort of match gets started Impact Wrestling gives us a teaser of someone entering the arena. This won't be a surprise for those on social media a few weeks ago as Impact Wrestling themselves posted who it was, but for people without the internet, it's sure to be an exciting Impact.
We then get to see Matt Sydal defend his newly-won Grand Championship against Fallah Bahh in a normal wrestling match, confirming that the judges and score gimmick is gone. Also gone are the six-sided ring and lime green ring ropes. All good things.
It's a fairly quick match with Sydal using his speed to out-manoeuvre Bahh for a surprising amount of time. Bahh eventually got on the offensive with a Crossbody Block, but Sydal soon regained momentum by pushing Bahh off of the ropes.
Sydal tries a move off of the top rope but is caught by Bahh who Samoan Drops him to the floor. Fallah then gets caught by Sydal's speed again, leading to Sydal hitting his Moonsault for the win.
Matt Sydal (c) Def. Fallah Bahh - Grand Championship Match