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These are from the Impact Wrestling tapings courtesy of Jacob Cohen who attending the taping on January 21st in Pembrook Pines/Fort Lauderdale, Florida
BTI: Eddie Edwards defeats Big Kon (Formerly WWE Konnor of The Ascension)
BTI: Laredo Kid beats Blake Christian
Jake Something vs Chris Bey of The Bullet Club. After the match, G.O.D. (Tama and Tonga of The Bullet Club) attacking Jake Something. Speedball Mike Bailey comes out to save him when Jay “Switchblade” White also of The Bullet Club runs out to take out Mike Bailey. The Bullet Club are running the show with this beat down.
Ring of Honor Invaders are in the crowd. PCO, Vincent, Mike Bennett with Marie and Matt Taven are called Honor No More. Team Impact is Josh Alexander, Rich Swann, Rhyno, Chris Sabin and Eddie Edwards who come out to fight them. Scott D’Amore says they don’t represent ROH anymore. They are just here to cause chaos. So he says at No Surrender, it will be 5 on 5. If Honor No More win then they can stay in Impact Wrestling, but if they lose they have to leave Impact Wrestling.
Mickie James comes out with the entire women’s Knockout Division and talks about how much history the women have made in the past year. She says that she will win the Royal Rumble then go to WrestleMania and put the Knockouts Championship up against the WWE Women’s Champion.
W. Morrissey beats The Learning Tree
JONAH beats Johnny Swinger. Afterwards, Decay came out to check on Johnny Swinger. Black Taurus had a stare down with JONAH.
PCO beats Chris Sabin. Team Impact saves Chris Sabin from a beatdown and run off from Honor No More.
Impact Wrestling Digital Media Championship Match: Matt Cardona beats Jordynne Grace as Cardona turns heel.
New Announcers for this Match: Ian Riccaboni, Bobby Cruise and Cary Silkin come in.
Jonathan Gresham vs Steven Maclin. Maclin is disqualified for not breaking on a rope break. He beats down Gresham after the match. Honor No More comes out and makes the save, but Gresham leaves. He wants nothing to do with any of them.
Josh Alexander beats Vincent. Remember above Scott D’Amore said 5 on 5. Well, the fifth member of Honor No More arrives after the match when Kenny King attacks Josh Alexander and joins up with Honor No More.
John Skylar vs Bhupinder Gujjar
Masha Slamovich vs Kaci Lennox
Deonna Purrazzo beats Santana Garrett
Mickie James vs Chelsea Green. This match ends in a disqualification when Tasha Steelz and Savannah Evans get involved.
The Bullet Club (Chris Bey, Tama, Tonga and Jay White) beat Ace Austin, Madman Fulton, Jake Something and Speedball Mike Bailey. After the match, we get Violent By Design and The Good Brothers come in to attack The Bullet Club.
Impact Wrestling is running a little much with The Bullet Club. I think they are underestimating that they don’t have the popular members of the club anymore. Tama and Tonga have never been over in the States and Jay White is just now really catching on. Chris Bey isn’t a “real” member and Hikuleo could be the next HUGE star in the States, but only if he stays here. This version of The Bullet Club isn’t going to get them the ratings they want. You have to have legitmate surprises (in booking, not in wrestlers), real evil heels and cuddly babyfaces that have a slight edge (think Mickie James and Eddie Edwards). I think they could gain a bigger audience if they would follow the GCW playbook. Not sure this set of tapings will get them over.