Eddie Edwards Turns On IMPACT Wrestling At No Surrender


After weeks of appearing to be conflicted about the re-emergence of Ring Of Honor in his life, Eddie Edwards betrayed IMPACT Wrestling at Saturday's IMPACT Plus special, No Surrender.

After they appeared at Hard To Kill, the group of former ROH talent, Honor No More, continued to attack IMPACT talent and staff which led to a deal being struck with IMPACT EVP Scott D'Amore. If they could defeat a group of five IMPACT wrestlers, they could remain in the promotion, but they would be gone if they failed.

Team IMPACT originally consisted of Rhino, Rich Swann, Chris Sabin, Steve Maclin and Edwards but the former American Wolf was shown in a heap backstage during No Surrender, seemingly courtesy of a backstage attack, and Willie Mack took his place on the team. 

The backstage attack was all a ruse, though, and Edwards made his way to the ring near the end of the main event match and he initially sent OGK running before he set Maria Kanellis up for a Gore from Rhino. As the former NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion charged, however, Edwards suddenly decked him with a kendo stick and he proceeded to hit Chris Sabin, Willie Mack, Rich Swann and Steve Maclin with the weapon once they realised they had been betrayed. 

Kenny King then re-entered the action and pinned Rhino, winning the match for Honor No More. 

Following the main event, Eddie Edwards posed with Honor No More's Mike Bennett, Maria Kanellis, Matt Taven, Vincent, Kenny King and PCO. The former IMPACT World Champion even tore off the promotion's patch from his jacket. 

Eddie Edwards previously performed in Ring Of Honor from 2006 until 2013 and is a former ROH World Champion and ROH World Tag Team Champion as part of The American Wolves with Davey Richards.

Edwards then joined IMPACT Wrestling in 2014 and he has been with the promotion ever since. 

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