Tonight on Impact: Tomohiro Ishii warms up for his title match by facing Steve Maclin; Brian Myers and W. Morrissey have a tables match; Jay White and Chris Bey of Bullet Club battle Rich Swann and Willie Mack; Ace Austin defends the X Division title against Rocky Romero; Jonah Rock and PCO put the Monster in Monster’s Ball; and on the pre-show, it’s Tenille Dashwood against Gisele Shaw.
The NBA playoffs tonight feature Miami (2) at Philadelphia (0), followed by Phoenix (2) at Dallas (0).
After the jump, our weekly look at shows you might want to check out if you live nearby:
- LAKEWOOD, OH — Absolute Intense Wrestling just couldn’t resist a good pun for a great match, and it’s Cibernetico De Mayo tonight (7:30PMET, IWTV)! Now, here are the Cibernetico rules:
- It’s an 8-on-8 match.
- Elimination format.
- Because lucha, if a person leaves the ring, the next teammate enters.
- Yes, “next” — in a Cibernetico, your wrestlers enter in a cycle (think a batting order in baseball).
- Should one team be wiped out with multiple people on the other, the team faces itself.
- The last single wrestler standing is the Cibernetico winner.
- TYRONE, GA — We go past Beyond and bring Action with Jaw Breakers (Friday, 7:30PMET, IWTV)! Kevin Ku defends the company big gold against Ashton Starr! Alex Shelley and Anthony Henry go grappling! Arik Royal faces the Merc, Graham Bell! And in the main event, the WORLD Independent title is on the line as AC Mack defends against Anthony Greene!
- GLASSBORO, NJ — Stan Stylez has been given the book again, and he presents the latest in Intergender Bonanza (Saturday, 8PMET, IWTV)! It’s a classic battle of the sexes as Miranda Gordy faces Jimmy Lyon! Brittany Blake takes on Drew Blood! Ariela Nyx goes against Steve Scott! And Sonny Kiss will be in the house — but which side will the genderfluid AEW star be on?
- DETROIT, MI — No Peace Underground visits the home of Ruthless Pro Wrestling for a Body Count Battle (Saturday, 8PMET, IWTV)! Parrow puts the title on the line against Hoodfoot Mo Atlas! Alex Shelley battles Kevin Blackwood! Plus, it’s NPU, so you’re gonna get some deathmatch!
- SPRINGFIELD, MA — Blitzkrieg Pro is back in action with Look My Way (Saturday, 7:30PMET, IWTV)! Dan Barry teams with Swoggle against Dr. [Redacted] and Jeff Cannonball! Samuray Del Sol faces VSK! Tracy Williams will be in action, but his scheduled opponent Travis Huckabee is injured so… who will it be? And in the main, Ethan Page takes on Alec Price!
And now, your independent spotlight match of the week, as AIW brings us a cross-generational matchup: the Philly-Marino Experience battles old-school team Youthanazia (Matt Cross and Josh Prohibition)!
Bring the insanity!