TNA IMPACT TV RESULTS (4/18): Lilly’s report on The System vs. MCMG, Rosemary vs. Threat

By Darrin Lilly, PWTorch Contributor


APRIL 18, 2024

-Commentators: Tom Hannifan, Matthew Rehwoldt

-Recap video of last week’s events.

-“Cross the Line” intro.

-Josh Alexander walked to ringside and joined the broadcast team.


Hammerstone and Alexander stared at each other before the match. Guido did push-ups at the start. Hammerstone threw Guido into the turnbuckles and tossed him around. Guido made a comeback, but was quickly cut off. Hammerstone traded words with Alexander and confronted the FBI. The referee threw the FBI out of the ringside area. Guido fought back but was overpowered by Hammerstone. Hammerstone put Alexander’s headgear on Guido and put him in the Torture Rack for the submission.

WINNER: Hammerstone in 5:00.

(D.L.’s Take: This was the squash it should have been to get Hammerstone ready for the match against Alexander.)

-Ash By Elegance promo. Her concierge announced that she would be at ringside for the Knockouts title match at Rebellion. Xia Brookside interrupted and said that Ash didn’t deserve a title match because she cheated to beat Xia. Xia said that Santino Marella granted her a match against Ash next week. Ash and the concierge were outraged and called for a lawyer. [c]

-Hannifan plugged the TNA PowerTown figures, which are now available for pre-order.

-Replay of Jordynne Grace being slammed through the table last week by Steph DeLander. Grace followed with a promo from the airport. She said that Matt Cardona was injured and wouldn’t be at Rebellion, so Steph would go it alone. She said they would both have tricks up their sleeves.


Fans were heavily into Hendry and chanted “We believe” for a long time. Hendry did mic work before the match and talked about Rich Swann and AJ Francis. He made “Uncle Phil” jokes about AJ. LSG had the advantage for the first part of the match, but Hendry made a comeback and tossed LSG around. Hendry finished LSG with the Standing Ovation. [c]

WINNER: Joe Hendry in 2:00.

(D.L.’s Take: The second short match of the night. The pre-match promo lasted longer than the actual match.)

-Video previewing tonight’s main event.


Deaner did mic work before the match and brought out Rhino as the third partner, to an enthusiastic reaction. Jake and Gibson started the match. Rhino punched and chopped Gibson. Rhino threw Drake over the top rope and onto Gibson. [c]

The Vets and Ali had the upper hand on Deaner. Deaner clotheslined Ali. Drake knocked Jake off the apron and argued with Rhino. Deaner finally tagged Rhino, who ran wild. Jake tagged in and knocked the Vets to the mat. Jake launched Deaner off the top rope into Gibson and got a two count. Jake went after Ali on the floor, but the Vets and Ali did dives on him on the outside and sent him into the post. Deaner took on the Vets and Ali by himself. Rhino speared Drake. Ali superkicked Rhino. Deaner made a comeback. Ali gave Deaner a Sunset Flip Bomb and followed with a 450 splash for the pin.

WINNERS: Mustafa Ali & The Grizzled Young Vets in 12:00.

(D.L.’s Take: This one got good towards the end. Great reaction for Rhino. Deaner is starting to pick up traction as a babyface. The Vets and Ali are gelling as a unit.)

-Steve Maclin promo. He talked about scoring the first win in the new era and talked about his recent wins. He said he will make his presence felt at the matches in Las Vegas at The Palms. [c]

-Eric Young video. He was walking backstage and came face to face with a masked version of himself. The masked version said he is always there under the surface. Eric talked about the Full Metal Mayhem match against Frankie Kazarian. He said he was scared of what would happen and what he might become. The masked version said he’s adapted a thousand times before and he knows what he needs to do.  Eric disappeared, leaving only the masked version. The masked version said “Frankie, I will baptize you in the holy waters” and took off the mask (to reveal Eric Young). Well done and innovative.

(4) ROSEMARY (w/Havok) vs. JODY THREAT (w/Dani Luna)

After some initial action, Jody gave Rosemary a series of clotheslines and got a two count. Rosemary dropkicked Jody and punched her. Rosemary bit Jody. Rosemary tied Jody up in the ropes. Rosemary suplexed Jody. Rosemary put Jody in a bridging submission, but Jody reached the ropes to break the hold. Jody gave Rosemary a pump kick and a German suplex. followed by a clothesline for a two count. Rosemary gave Jody a flying forearm for a two count. Jody clotheslined Rosemary, but Rosemary rose up. Jody gave Rosemary a crossbody block for a two count. Havok and Dani got on the apron. Rosemary attacked Jody from behind, gave her a spear, and got the pin.

WINNER: Rosemary in 8:00.

(D.L.’s Take: Basic back and forth match to set the table for the upcoming tag team title match.)

-The Motor City Machine Guns and The System were shown backstage on their way to the ring. [c]

-Part Three: Acceptance vignette. The support group said it wasn’t healthy for Jonathan Gresham to hide behind his mask. He said he wears it because he is embarrassed and ashamed. He said he’s been showing up to life with his real face, open and vulnerable. They cut to a shot of Gresham sitting on a park bench next to a masked version of himself (that sounds familiar…).

(5) THE SYSTEM (Brian Myers & Eddie Edwards w/Alisha Edwards)(c) vs. THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) — TNA Tag Team Title match

Shelley and Eddie started the match. Fans were behind the Guns. Sabin and Myers squared off next. The Guns double teamed both members of The System. The System regrouped on the ramp. [c]

The Guns held the advantage on Eddie. Alisha pulled Shelley’s leg. He went after her and she slapped him. Eddie used the distraction to get the advantage. Myers and Eddie worked on Shelley and kept him away from the tag. [c]

Alisha taunted Shelley as The System continued to work on him. Eddie knocked Sabin off the apron, right before Shelley was going to make a tag. Shelley finally recovered and made the tag. Sabin gave The System a crossbody block from the top rope. Sabin gave Myers a tornado DDT and dropkicked Eddie for a two count. The Guns double teamed Eddie. Sabin did a dive to the outside on The System. Sabin got a two count after stacking Myers on top of Eddie and giving Myers a dropkick.

The Guns double teamed Eddie. Sabin accidentally superkicked Shelley. Sabin booted Eddie. Eddie gave Sabin a Backpack Stunner and Myers gave Sabin an elbow drop for a two count. Sabin escaped a Roster Cut and rolled up Myers for a two count. The Guns made a comeback. Alisha grabbed Shelley’s leg. Myers gave Sabin a Roster Cut and Eddie followed with a Boston Knee Party. Myers pinned Sabin for the win.

WINNERS: The System in 25:00.

(D.L.’s Take: This built into a really super match with a thrilling end. It appears to be the end of the road for the Guns in TNA and they went out on a high note.)

-Hannifan and Rehwoldt ran down notes for Rebellion.

-Nic Nemeth came to the ring. [c]

-Nic Nemeth talked about his World Title shot against Moose at Rebellion. Moose’s music interrupted and he slowly walked to the ring. Moose got on the mic and said that Nemeth has never been able to beat the system. Nemeth said his head games won’t work. He asked if Moose thinks the locker room, management, and fans wouldn’t get behind him as champion. Fans cheered for Nemeth. He said he is here to stay in TNA.

Moose said the fans, locker room, and management would love to see Nemeth beat him and become the face of TNA. He said the problem isn’t him winning the title, but what happens after. He said that when people have given him the ball, he fumbles it. Moose called him a choke artist. Nemeth said he should choke Moose right now. He said he has heard the critics, but he is in the best shape of his life and it’s bad news for Moose.

Nemeth said that Moose thinks he’s getting in the ring with the old Dolph Ziggler, but he’s wrong. It will be the man that beats him: Nic Nemeth. Fans cheered. Moose raised the belt up and they had a face-off. Nemeth’s music played and Moose left the ring.

-The show closed with a Rebellion hype video.

FINAL THOUGHS: A decent go-home show. Some of the matches were kept short, but the tag team title match was excellent and kept The System strong. Good show-closing promo and angle to hype up Rebellion’s main event.

Darrin Lilly is a Pro Wrestling Torch contributor who writes the weekly TNA Impact Wrestling TV results and co-hosts the TNA Impact Wrestling podcast for the site with John Laslo. You can find him on Instagram and Threads at dklstl or on You Tube at Darrin’s Wrestling World.

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