Impact Wrestling Results (8/18) – Flair Returns & Offers Sting A Challenge, New Tag Team Champions!

Bill Pritchard

Scott Steiner vs Devon

Scott tries assualting Devon before the bell but Devon ducks him and drops a few elbows on him and goes for a cover. He pulls Scott in and hits a side slam, then follows with a corner splash, but Scott avoids it by throwing an elbow up. Scott drops him on the mat by sweeping his legs, then makes the pin with his feet on the ropes.

Winner – Scott Steiner

Samoa Joe comes in behind Devon after the match, and he drops Devon with a gutbuster then attacks his leg and applies a submission. Devon's kids jump the rail to help, and Joe gets in their faces and backs them into the corner. Pope runs out and gets in Joe's face, and he leaves the ring while Pope and the boys check on Devon.

8 Man X Division Gauntlet (Winner becomes #1 Contender)
Alex Shelley, Tony Niese, Kid Kash, Robbie E, Zema Ion, Jesse Sorenson, Mark Haskins & Austin Aries

Shelley and Haskins start off the match and Haskins dropkicks Shelley in the corner and punches him until the ref calls for a break. Shelley fights back with chops and kicks then hits a hard forearm shot, but Haskins comes back with an armdrag and a cutter for a two count. Haskins takes him up top, but Shelley hits a super atomic drop and a punt kick to set up Sliced Bread. Haskins avoids it and Shelley tries rolling him up, but Haskins kicks out and drops him with a high knee to win the fall.

Robbie E is next and he argues with Cookie on the apron, and Haskins rolls him up for the second fall. Zema is third into the match, and they trade pin attempts until Zema jumps through the ropes and hits a tornado DDT, then nails a 450 splash for the pin. Jesse Sorenson tries to get a quick fall with a legdrop, but Zema kicks out and knocks him down and sets up another 450. Jesse gets his knees up and pins Zema with a spinning neckbreaker. Tony Niese is next and takes it right to Jesse with a clothesline and a running knee. Tony has him in a fireman's carry but Jesse slides out only to get dropped with a German suplex. Tony misses a moonsault and Jesse hits the twisting neckbreaker again and makes another pin. Kid Kash is the next participant to enter the match as we go to a break.

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