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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion Results (04/16/2023)

IMPACT Wrestling will deliver a star-studded show with IMPACT Rebellion on April 16.

Two new champions are guaranteed to be crowned; Steve Maclin will face KUSHIDA for the IMPACT World Championship, and Jordynne Grace will battle Deonna Purrazzo for the vacant IMPACT Knockouts World Championship.

Countdown to Rebellion pre-show

Champagne Singh & Shera defeated Rhino & Health; Singh pinned Heath by putting his feet on the ropes. Rhino dropped Singh with a Gore after the bell.

IMPACT Knockouts World Tag Team Championship: The Coven (Taylor Wilde & KiLynn King) (c) defeated the Death Dollz (Rosemary & Jessicka)

Main Show

IMPACT Tag Team Championship – Ultimate X: Bullet Club (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) (c) vs. The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)

The two teams exchange fast-paced offense early on. Sabin wrenches Austin’s arm in the Ultimate X structure. The champions gain the upper hand, gut Sabin drops them with a double clothesline. Shelley briefly holds Sabin and Bey down, allowing Sabin to climb the cables, but Austin pulls him down. Austin and Sabin trade kicks. Ace dives onto the Guns at ringside. Sabin climbs up to meet Austin on the ropes and stops him from getting the titles. All four men climb up, but they all drop. Bey drops Shelley with the Art of Finesse, and Austin hits him with the Fold. Bey climbs up and goes for the the the titles, and he unhooks them, even as Sabin hits him and tries to stop him.

Winners and still IMPACT World Tag Team Champions: Bullet Club (Ace Austin & Chris Bey)

Joe Hendry, Dirty Dango & Santino Marella vs. The Design (Big Kon, Angels, Deaner and Callihan)

Dango and Angels start the bout, and Dango gains the upper hand. Marella tags in and Angels dodges a Cobra attempt. Angels briefly takes control, but Marella rallies with a slam. Hendry tags in and clears house with a flurry of offense. Hendry suplexes Deaner. Dango and Callihan tag in. The Design takes control and isolates Deaner. Marella makes the hot tag. Kon attacks him from behind. The match breaks down in chaos. Hendry hits a double fallaway slam. Callihan plants Hendry with a piledriver. Deaner gives a bat to Callihan, and he attacks Deaner with it. Callihan walks away. Marella hits Deaner with the Cobra for the win.

Winners: Joe Hendry, Dirty Dango & Santino Marella

In an interview, Tommy Dreamer and his team look ahead to the Hardcore War match. Dreamer emotionally talks about how his mom is in the hospital; he says it’s been the worst week of his life, but he has to keep moving forward. He says IMPACT told him he didn’t have to compete if he didn’t want to, but he wanted to be there for his team. Dreamer notes hell be going away for a bit after the match tonight, and he tearfully thanks everyone.

Last Rites Match: PCO vs. Eddie Edwards (with Alisha Edwards)

PCO dives onto Edwards at ringside. They brawl, and PCO gains the upper hand. PCO hits a senton on Edwards and keeps rolling, causing him to roll into the barricade at ringside. Back in the ring, Edwards rallies, and PCO seemingly dislocates his shoulder. Edwards hits a Tiger Driver. Edwards hits a German suplex. PCO smashes his shoulder into the ring post in an apparent effort to deal with the pain or put it back in place. PCO and Edwards trade blows. PCO hits the PCO-sault. Edwards avoids getting put in the casket by rolling out of the way. PCO dives onto Edwards at ringside. PCO slams Edwards on the ramp. Edwards slams PCO on the ramp. Edwards tries to put PCO in the casket, but the big man fights out of it. Alisha Edwards hits PCO with a shovel. Eddie accidentally kicks Alisha. PCO puts Edwards in the casket and closes the lid.

Winner: PCO

X-Division Champion Trey Miguel discusses the upcoming triple threat match for the title.

Elimination Match For X-Division Championship: Trey Miguel (c) vs. Jonathan Gresham vs. Mike Bailey

All three competitors feel each other out early on, and the match is a stalemate. Bailey and Gresham briefly work together and take the fight to the champion. Miguel gains the upper hand as he’s left alone with Gresham. Bailey takes charge with a flurry of offense. Gresham and Bailey go back and forth, as “Speedball” spikes Gresham with a reverse hurricanrana. Bailey dumps Bailey out of the ring with a hurricanrana that sends both wrestlers crashing to the floor. Gresham dives onto Miguel, and Bailey follows him with a dive of his own. Miguel takes Bailey out with a dive. Miguel hits a springboard cutter for a two count. Gresham locks Bailey in a Figure-Four, but Miguel hits him with a Meteora to eliminate him.

Jonathan Gresham has been eliminated.

Bailey and Miguel trade strikes, and both men are down. They keep battling, and they exchange fast-paced offense. Bailey hits the double knees to Miguel’s ribs at ringside. Bailey goes for the Ultimate Weapon, but Miguel evades it. Bailey rolls Miguel up for a two count. Miguel rolls through and pins Bailey, with a handful of tights for extra leverage, to score the win.

Winner and still IMPACT-X-Division Champion: Trey Miguel

Hardcore War: Team Bully (Bully Ray, Kenny King, Moose, Brian Myers, and Masha Slamovich) vs. Team Dreamer (Tommy Dreamer, Bhupinder Gujjar, Frankie Kazarian, Yuya Uemura, and Killer Kelly)

Kazarian and Moose start the bout. Kazarian takes the fight to Moose with a garbage can early on. Moose takes control, and Myers enters the match. Kazarian initially fights off the numbers advantage, but Moose and Myers gain the upper hand. They go to suplex Kazarian through a table, but Gujjar enters the match and stomps them. Gujjar uses a cheese-grater on Myers as he grinds it on his forehead. Kenny King comes out and helps his team take control. Killer Kelly comes to the ring and uses a staple gun on Myers, Moose, and King. She staples Moose below the belt. Kelly also staples her own head. Masha Slamovich enters the match, and Team Bully takes control as Masha dives onto everyone at ringside.

Bully Ray comes down the ramp after a rally from Yuya Uemura helps Team Dreamer take control. The distraction helps Bully’s team take control as they gang up on Killer Kelly. Dreamer enters the match and hits Ray with a kendo stick. Dreamer targets Ray’s knee, but Myers stops him. All of the men in the match locks on a submission hold on one of their opponent. Kelly and Slamovich wage war, and Kelly slams Slamovich onto a chair with a Death Valley Driver. Moose accidentally drops Ray with a Spear. Uemura hits Moose with a Spear. Bodies are flying as everyone hits their finishers. Slamovich plants Kelly with the Snow Plow for a two count. Slamovich drops Kazarian with a low blow. Masha spits at Dreamer, and he spikes Masha with a piledriver. Jason Hotch and John Skyler run in and attack Dreamer. Kazarian fights them off. Myers sends Gujjar through a table.

Hotch and Skyler target Kelly, but she drops Hotch with a back-drop on the apron. Kazarian sends Skyler through a table with a slingshot cutter. Ray argues with the referees, and they attack him.

Dreamer hits the Dreamer Driver on Ray. Dreamer dives off a ladder and pins Ray with a splash through a splash.

Winners: Team Dreamer (Tommy Dreamer, Bhupinder Gujjar, Frankie Kazarian, Yuya Uemura, and Killer Kelly)

Dreamer and his teammates celebrate after the match.

Before the next match, Nick Aldis joins the commentary team and announces that he’s back in IMPACT Wrestling.

IMPACT World Championship: Steve Maclin vs. KUSHIDA

KUSHIDA showcases his technical expertise early on as he grounds Maclin. A stiff elbow drops KUSHIDA, and Maclin grounds him. Maclin levels KUSHIDA with a clothesline at ringside. He hits a diving knee drop off the apron. KUSHIDA rallies with a springboard back elbow. He kicks Maclin’s arm and hits a Fisherman buster for a two count. Maclin crotches KUSHIDA on the ropes. Maclin goes for a spear, but KUSHIDA moves, so Maclin goes shoulder-first into the corner. KUSHIDA catches Maclin with a dropkick. KUSHIDA rocks Maclin with a Pele kick. Maclin slams KUSHIDA for a two count. KUSHIDA sends Maclin crashing off the top rope and locks in the arm-bar, but Maclin reaches the ropes. At ringside, KUSHIDA goes for the Hoverboard Lock, but Maclin slams him into a table.

Maclin spikes KUSHIDA with the KIA for a near fall. KUSHIDA traps Maclin in the Hoverboard Lock and holds on when Maclin tries to slam his way out of it. Maclin slams KUSHIDA with the KIA for the win..

Winner and new IMPACT World Champion: Steve Maclin

Maclin calls out IMPACT President Scott D’Amore and demands him to present him with the title. Maclin attacks D’Amore, prompting Nick Aldis to get in the ring. Aldis stares Maclin down and they square off before Maclin leaves.

IMPACT Knockouts World Championship: Jordynne Grace vs. Deonna Purrazzo

Grace and Purrazzo feel each other put early on. They’re evenly matched in the opening minutes, and Purrazzo goes or an early pin attempt. Purrazzo takes control and drops Grace with a kick to the head. Grace rallies and hits a stalling vertical suplex. Purrazzo briefly traps Grace in an arm-bar, but she escapes. They battle on the ramp, and Puzzazzo shoves Grace to the floor. She hits a moonsault off the ramp. Back in the ring, Grace hits a Flatliner and traps Grace in the Koji Clutch, but Grace turns it into a pin attempt to escape. Purrazzo counters the Grace Driver. Grace hits both a spinebuster and a Grace Driver for a two count, as Purrazzo refuses to go down easily. Purrazzo hits the Queen’s Gambit for the win.

Winner and new IMPACT Knockouts World Champion: Deonna Purrazzo


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