As Impact Wrestling prepares to head to Windsor, Ontario, Canada for it’s next round of television tapings this weekend, the landscape came a little more into focus after tonight’s Under Pressure event, including the changing of both major titles on Impact, as Su Yung defeated Allie to become the new Impact Knockouts Champion, while Austin Aries regained his Impact World Heavyweight Championship from Pentagon Jr.
With Allie succumbing to The Shadow, the mysterious demonic agent that has possessed Rosemary for the past few years, she entered the ring with a new demonic appearance closer to the Demon than the Bunny. She fought a brave fight against Su Yung, but in the end, “The Undead Bride” was the victor in the Last Rites match and Allie ended up with the same fate as her friend Rosemary – buried in a coffin.
With Rosemary and now Allie seemingly removed from the Knockouts Championship scene, Su Yung appears to have firm control over the division. Former 2x Knockouts Champion Sienna has been out due to injury since February and Taya Valkyrie is missing this weekend’s tapings due to her wedding to Johnny Impact (John Morrison). This weekend’s tapings could see a new contender emerge from the remaining Knockouts like Keira Hogan, Katarina (formerly Winter and Katie Lea Burchill) and newcomer Tessa Blanchard.
In the main event, former Impact Champion Austin Aries had his rematch against current World Champion Pentagon Jr. After a brutal slugfest and a Fear Factor small package piledriver to Aries on the ring apron left both men unable to re-enter the ring before the ten count, referee John E. Bravo called for the match. But Pentagon Jr. demanded a finish and Bravo agreed to restart the match. But before Pentagon could get his wits around him, Aries low blowed the champion and landed a Brainbuster on Pentagon, pinning him to reclaim the Impact World Heavyweight Championship for his third reign. With Aries now past the point of fairplay, the feud looks to continue, as both men are scheduled for the tapings this weekend.