Ruby Raze Makes Impact Debut and Additional SoCal Wrestling Notes from Tonight’s Television Taping in Las Vegas

At Impact Wrestling’s second night of television tapings in Las Vegas tonight, two more Southern California pro-wrestling regulars made their debuts for the promotion. Both Hammerstone and the 2017 Southern California Women’s Wrestler of the Year, Ruby Raze, made their Impact debuts at the event. Additionally, Heather Monroe had her second match for the promotion at the tapings.

Warning, the remainder of the article contains spoilers for upcoming episodes on Impact! on Pop TV and Impact’s Xplosion program.

The television tapings started with Hammerstone, who wrestles regularly for PCW Ultra and has formerly appeared for Championship Wrestling from Hollywood, taking on Nick Brubaker in a match taped for Xplosion. Hammerstone would pick up the win with a Nightmare Pendulum. This was both wrestler’s Impact debut.

Next, Taya Valkyrie and Johnny Impact defeated Tessa Blanchard and Moose in a mixed tag match, when Blanchard tapped out to Valkyrie. After the match, Moose gave Impact a spear and Tessa was going to hit Valkyrie with a chair but was stopped by Killer Kross. Brian Cage then ran to the ring, gave Kross a German suplex, and had a stare down with Impact.

Willie Mack then faced Jake Crist in an Ultimate X qualifying match. Crist would get the win after a cutter off the top rope.

Heather Monroe made her second appearance in an Impact ring when she faced Allie, who was accompanied by Su Yung. Allie would pick up the victory and then put on a mandible claw on Monroe after the match. Kiera Hogan ran out to make the save, only to be attacked by Su Yung.

Heather Monroe and Allie at the November 12, 2018 Impact tapings in Las Vegas.

Later in the tapings, Ruby Raze made her Impact Wrestling debut, taking on Jordynne Grace. Raze was accompanied to the ring by Katarina. Grace would pick up the win after she hit a power bomb, followed by hitting a Muscle Buster on Katarina onto Raze, then finally hitting Raze with a Vadar Bomb. This was the second singles match between the two wrestlers, having previously met in the 2017 AWS Women’s Tournament in South Gate.

Jordynne Grace and Ruby Raze at the November 12, 2018 Impact tapings in Las Vegas.

Here are the complete results from the November 12, 2018 Impact Wrestling television taping at Sam’s Town in Las Vegas:

  • Hammerstone defeats Nick Brubaker.
  • Taya Valkyrie and Johnny Impact defeat Tessa Blanchard and Moose.
  • Jake Crist defeats Willie Mack in an Ultimate X qualifying match.
  • Allie defeats Heather Monroe.
  • Ethan Page defeats Matt Sydal in an Ultimate X qualifying match.
  • Jordynne Grace defeats Ruby Raze.
  • Rich Swann defeats Dave Crist in an Ultimate X qualifying match.
  • Trey Miguel defeats Trevor Lee in an Ultimate X qualifying match.
  • Fenix defeats Santana.
  • Moose defeats Brian Cage by DQ due to interference by Eddie Edwards.
  • Kikutaro, Xavier, Alisha, Fallah Bahh and KM defeat Disco Inferno, Eli Drake, Raju, Katarina, and Jake Crist in the 2nd Annual Eli Drake Gravy Train Turkey Trot. Disco Infer was forced to wear the turkey suit.

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