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Ja’ Von’s Impact Wrestling Live Report (5/24/18)

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Quick Results:

oVe vs Drago and Aerostar: oVe via DQ

The Cult of Lee vs LAX: The Cult of Lee via pinfall 

Matt(c) vs El Hijo Del Fantasma(X-Division Championship): STILL X-Division Champion Matt Sydal via pinfall 

Dezmond Xavier vs Petey Williams: Dezmond Xavier via pinfall 

Moose vs Kongo Kong: Moose via pinfall

Play by Play:

Impact opens with a recap video of what went down last week.

oVe w/Sami Callihan vs Drago and Aerostar:

oVe along with Sami Callihan make their way to the ring for their match. Both Drago and Aerostar make their way to the ring. Drago gets things started early by flying over the ropes taking out oVe and Sami.

Aerostar then hits La Bomita. Drago makes his way back in the ring but is met with a big boot from Jake Christ. The bell finally rings and Jake tags in Dave and he goes on the attack of Drago. He then tags back in Jake who puts Drago in a chinlock and wears him down then tags back in Dave. Dave puts Drago in his corner and goes on the attack. Drago finds himself on the outside and Sami gets a cheapshot in. Dave tags back in Jake but Aerostar finally gets back in the match for the save. Jake is able to tag back in Dave and they take it to both Drago and Aerostar. The luchadors eventually take control and get a nearfall on Dave Christ. During the match it is shown that Eddie and Alisha Edward’s have arrived at the Impact Zone. Alisha is pleading with Eddie to stop but Eddie comes out with a kendo stick and attacks the Christ Brothers causing the DQ. Eddie then turns his attention to Sami which leads to refs and security to hold him back from attacking Sami.

Eddie then snaps and attacks the refs and security guards with the kendo stick.

Winners: oVe via DQ

Alisha and Eddie are backstage and she wants to know why he is acting like this. Eddie says this is not over until he destroys Sami Callihan.

LAX vs The Cult of Lee:

Trevor Lee and Caleb Konley make their way to the ring for their match against LAX. LAX make their way to the ring still without Konnan. LAX has been on a losing streak since Konnan disappeared at the Redemption PPV.

Trevor Lee and Ortiz start the match. Lee jumps Santana on the apron and Caleb jumps Ortiz. Yhe match breaks down a bit with the cult of Lee getting the advantage on LAX. The match spills to the outside but this is where is LAX mount a comeback. Santana taking the fight to Trevor and Ortiz racking the back of Caleb. The match makes it’s way back into the ring and Trevor Lee gets a one count on Ortiz then tosses him into a corner and begins to stomp him as we go to break. We are back from break and Caleb is in control of Ortiz in the corner with the kicks and chops. Caleb jawjacks Santana which distracts the red and allows for Trevor to get a cheapshot on Ortiz. The Cult of Lee is firmly in control of this match and Caleb kicks Santana off the apron while Trevor punts the face of Ortiz who was recently thrown on the outside by Caleb. The ref is distracted by Santana but Caleb goes for a cover and gets a nearfall. Caleb then tags in Trevor but LAX seems to finally take control of this match. Trevor tags out but is still taken out by LAX and Santana hits a death valley driver on Caleb and get a nearfall as Trevor bulldozers in to break up the pin. In the closing moments of this match LAX takes out Trevor Lee and look for a wheelbarrow double team maneuver but Trevor trips up Ortiz and Caleb rolls up Santana for the win.

Winners: The Cult of Lee via pinfall 

McKenzie Mitchell interviews Jimmy Jacobs and Kongo Kong. Jimmy saysthat Impact is a funny place and says he is not a bad guy. He then speaks about Grado accusing them of the attacks so they had to teach him a lesson. He says he wants to see Kongo Kong break Moose into a million pieces for saving Grado from the post match attack. Jimmy says he’s a princess and always gets what he wants.

KM and Fallah Bahh are backstage and runs into Grado and Katerina. They want to know how he got a girl like her and she says that she is chubby chaser.

McKenzie Mitchell interviews Madison Rayne backstage about what happened last week. Rayne says she was happy to be back in Impact but she was suppose to be a commentator not an in ring competitor. Tessa interrupts the Madison’s interview and says that she is just a stay at home mom and needs to know her place and that the next time they meet will be in the ring.

McKenzie Mitchell interviewsthe new tag team champions and they DJZ said that they were underestimated but overcame the odds. The former champs interrupt the interview calling it a fluke and that they slipped on a banana peel. More tension is teased between Eli and Scott as they argue with each other and Scott blames Eli for them losing the titles. They storm off separately.

Matt Sydal(c) vs El Hijo Del Fantasma(X-Division Championship): 

Fantasma makes his way to the ring to attempt to dethrone the champion. Matt Sydal makes his way to the ring to defend his championship. They start the match with a handshakeand Sydal wanting Fantasma to open up his third eye but he is having none of it. Fantasma with the go behind gets the advantage of Matt but Sydal counters and shows off by sitting in the middle of the ring.

They jawjack watch other and Sydal is able to get a wristlock on Fantasma but Fantasma is able to escape then locks in a headlock on Sydal. Matt is able to escape and the match begins to pick up speed as Fantasma ends up on the apron. He then climbs up to the top and knocks down Sydal. He then hits a tilt a whril backbreaker on Sydal. Matt is able to gain control of the match and begins to wear down Fantasma. He then begins to focus on the left knee of Fantasma. Matt hits the ropes and comes off them and is caught by Fantasma who launches him in the air but lands on his feet and rocks Fantasma with a big kick. Fantasma is able to fight back and gain control of the match and drives Sydal out of the ring and looks to set up for the thrill of the hunt suicide dive but turns it into a baseball slide and stands tall as we go to break. Back from break Fantasma drops Matt Sydal face first on the steel steps. He then drives Sydal head first into the steel ringpost thenbrings him back in the ring. He heads to the top rope and goes for a high risk maneuver but comes up empty as Sydal rolls out ofthe way. Matt then goes to the topand looks for Air Bourne but misses and still lands on his feet. Fantasma fights back and is able to lock in a modified Indian death lock. Sydal is able to get to the bottom rope to break the hold. In the closing moments Matt is able to drive Fantasma into the mat justlike in all his other matches to pick up the win and retains his title.

Winner and STILL X-Division Champion: Matt Sydal via pinfall 

LAX is in the clubhouse mad and throwing stuff cause of their losing streak. Hernandez comes in and tells them that Konan was jumped but he is ok cause Homicide is with him. He also assures them that everything is ok.

A video package is shown about Pentagon Jr. winning the World Title. Aires is heared talking about the loss and hyping up the rematch for the world title next week at Under Pressure.

No one has been attacked this week and Don Callis has talked to the authorities and they have no leads on who the attackers are.

The winner of the Dezmond Xavier vs Petey Williams match will earn an opportunity to face Brain Cage next week. The winner of the match next week will face Matt Sydal for the X-Division Title.

Dezmond Xavier vs Petey Williams:

Dezemond makes his way to the ring for the match. Petey makes his way to the ring. They shake hands to show sportsmanship. Petey with the go behind but Dezmond hits him with a back elbow and they have a stand still for a bit.

They go back and fourth but Petey gets the advantage with a tilt a whirl headscissors. Dezmond then goes for a big kick but Petey moves out the way then looks for the Canadian Destroyer but Dezmond escapes and goes tothe outside for a breather. Dezmond gets back in the ring and the match picks up speed and Dezmondlands a dropkick for a nearfall. Petey is able to fight back and gains control of the match by hitting a dropkick of his own and is standing tall as we go to break. We’re back from break and Petey is in control of the match and is taking it to Dezmond laying inpunches Xavier. Petey locks in a side headlock and wears him down then knocks him down and goes for a cover and gets a nearfall. Peyey then get another nearfall on Dezmond. Petey puts Xavier in the corner and stands his time which is his downfall as Dezmond knocks him down then goeson the attack hitting adelyaed dropkick which sends Petey out of the ring then followedup by a tope con hilo. They bring it back in the ring and Petey isable to kickout of a pinattempt. In the closingmoments of the match Dezmond countersthe Canadian Destroyer and hits him with a handstand kick to theside of the head for the win.

Winner: Dezmond Xavier via pinfall 

A video package is played showing Allie reading the note she received weeks ago and looking at the voodoo doll. The video also keeps kicking back to the funeral of Rosemary. The end of the video shows Allie dressed as Rosemary. The Knockouts Championship between her and Su Yung is now a Last Rites Match.

Moose vs Kongo Kong:

Moose makes his way to the ring for the match.

Kongo Kong makes his way to the ring ALONE. While making his entrance he keeps looking back at the ramp to see if Jimmy will show as we go to break. Back from break the bell rings and we have a collar and elbow tie with Kong getting the better of it by shoving Moose back. They go again and Kong pushes Moose back again. Kong then goes on the attack and takes down Moose. Moose with kip up hits Kong with a dropkick then knocks Kong the outside but Kong lands on his feet. Moose then runs at Kong but he side steps and shoves him into thering steps. Kong then hits a cannonball on Moose. Jimmy is not outside to guide Kong so he goes backin the ring looking for a countout. Moose barely getsback in the ring tobreak the count. Kong stays on the attack by tossing Moose into the corner then hitting a running splash on him. Kong then wears him down with a shoulder grip but Moose fights back. Moose looks to take down Kong but Kong counters and takes down Moose for a two count. Kong stays on the attack on Moose by wearing him down and hitting big shots. Moose asks for more then hits a headbutt followed by a running dropkick in the corner. Kong fights back and gains control of the match by hitting a neckbreaker across the knee for a nearfall. Kong goes for the top rope splash but comes up empty. In the closing moments of the match Moose hits a powerslam on Kong then a big spear for the win.

Winner: Moose via pinfall 

After the match Jimmy Jacobs is shown to have been attacked.

My Take: The show was great and hyped up Under Pressure that is next week. Four profile matches were hyped and other storylines as progressed tonight. Overall tonight was a great show.

My Score: 8/10

 

 

 

 


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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Ratings & Analysis 7/12/2019

Slammiversary was a great PPV! What does Impact bring to the table after a successful event?

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Slammiversary was a great PPV! What does Impact bring to the table after a successful event?

With the news of some people being free agents along with all of the title defenses, we’ve got some work to do!

Wait…Don Callis and Josh Matthews are in front of a Slammiversary LED screen?

We’re getting a clip show? OH- a clip show with 1 new match and the full main event of a A Night You Can’t Mist.

Really? You follow up a hot PPV with a clip show.

Talk about not understanding momentum.

 

Ratings:

  • IMPACTplus Match: Michael Elgin & Johnny Impact vs The Great Muta & Tommy Dreamer: Muta wins via Shining Wizard – ***
  • Kiera Hogan vs Jordynne Grace vs Madison Rayne: Grace wins via Grace Driver – ***

 

Analysis:

Well I must’ve overlooked something, since this is mostly a clip show. Seems like they’re going over the Slammiversary matches with post match comments interspersed from wrestlers.

Surprisingly, Melissa is on the Skype host of Twitch chat duty tonight. She just got married and this is a clip show and she’s still around. Points for her.

Ugh – yup just clips of before and after promos for Killer Kross vs Eddie Edwards. I don’t really care. These feel like they should be extras for the Slammiversary DVD, not a standalone IMPACT episode.

Jimmy Jacobs weighs in on the Monster’s Ball information. Gotta love the Zombie Princess.

To give you an idea of what we’ve been dealing with:

Oh now we get to hear the thoughts of the Real Deal now. D’lo Brown discusses the tag team match.

The best thing to come from these post match comments was the promo Konnan cut on The North afterwards. Still definitely a waste of time episode, but Konnan is still fire on the stick.

Well thankfully they trimmed out the portion of the Night You Can’t Mist main event so we didn’t see the long stall because of the shitty fan. As for the match, it was a good house show style match. A few moments of awkward spots, physical comedy and Muta slides in with a broom, Kid Ref admonishes him and he decides to just sweep the ring a little like he had no ill intent. Solid match honestly, the fact that Muta goes over after some Misting shenanigans was just a nice moment.

Tommy joins Josh and Don talking about Tessa versus Sami Callihan. The interviews afterwards definitely drive home the fact that Sami has respect for Tessa. It was a well done video package, but this really shouldn’t be a stand alone episode.

Petey Williams joins the aftermath show to discuss Swann and Johnny. Nothing really of merit was said or shown, especially since most of us figure Johnny lost since his contract was up. So trying to frame it in a sports way, doesn’t really resonate with this generation of wrestling viewer. I mean that more by available information, not hands down “smart” remarks.

So we know where it’s going. They talk about Cage and Elgin with Scott D’Amore and it seems like this angle might persist. Since Cage won with a wrestling move and not his usual seek and destroy style, Elgin is taking that as a moral victory. Any matches with those two will be good stuff, but got this has been hard to sit through.

Well this women’s Triple Threat was kind of a mess early on. Mistimed spots, competitors or referees out of position, awkward transition and partially missed moves. Granted, they had a good amount of time and kept the intensity up, so it helped to save the match from an enjoyment and storyline perspective. Things culminate with Grace getting the win, but Rayne turns heel. So Hogan and Rayne gang up on Grace, and Hogan walks out exchanging glances with Rayne, but never quite cementing if they will be a team moving forward.

Overall Score: 3.5/10

A clip show with one new match and one match from a show last month. I mean, Jesus this was not a good idea. Yes the video packages were solid, sure they helped to flesh things out a little bit…but holy hell it was a boring show. Plus you have to wonder how people who paid for the PPV must feel when a good bit of the footage was given away during this clip show.

Of course Twitch viewers were the lowest they’ve ever been since people were not happy with a clip show.

Just a dumb choice coming off the heels of a great PPV.


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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Slammiversary 2019 Ratings & Analysis

Slammiversary is always one of Impact’s big two shows. Last year righted the ship. Do we get another great show? 

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Slammiversary is always one of Impact’s big two shows. Last year righted the ship. Do we get another great show?

We’ve got a whole lot going on for this show. Elgin tried to take out Cage when he debuted. The North winning the titles on Friday turned the Tag Title match into a Triple Threat.

Let’s also not forget the IWC buzzworthy angle with Sami and Tessa having their intergender war.

So it’s time to find out what kind of show we get!

 

Ratings:

  • Jake Crist vs TJP vs Trey vs Willie Mack: Mack wins via 6 Star Frog Splash @9:45 – *** 1/4
  • Impact Tag Team Championship: Dez & Wentz vs The North (c) vs LAX: The North retain via Gutwrench Powerbomb @7:30 – ** 3/4
  • First Blood: Killer Kross vs Eddie Edwards: Edwards wins via Broken Kendo Stick Shoved in the Mouth @11:45 – ***
  • Moose vs RVD: Moose wins via Spear @13:55 – ** 1/2
  • Knockout’s Championship Monster’s Ball: Havok vs Su Yung vs Rosemary vs Taya Valkyrie (c): Taya retains via Super Piledriver @11:55 – *** 1/2
  • X Division Championship: Johnny Impact vs Rich Swann (c): Swann retains via Phoenix Splash @15:10 – **** 1/2
  • IMPACT World Championship: Brian Cage (c) vs Michael Elgin: Cage retains via Double Legged Cradle @14:30 – **** 1/4
  • Sami Callihan vs Tessa Blanchard: Sami wins via Piledriver @15:00 – **** 

 

Analysis:

Impact has a tendency to start off with the fast paced X Division matches, but I didn’t notice this adjustment. I thought it was a TJP open challenge, but now I guess this is basically a ranking match for the X Division. Great quick action, a long tease on the Tower of Doom (thank god it didn’t happen), but TJP puts Trey in the Romero Special, Jake pins him since he’s technically on his back and then Willie Mack comes off the top rope with a stomp to break it all up. Just great action with no real hiccups except questionable camera work.

So the match was apparently a tornado tag match? Hey I’m fine with that, I just wish it was explained. Match was fast, The North were taken out early, but, once they got in the match, their power was definitely noticeable. Numerous pin attempt break ups thanks to Ethan Page’s power. A weird point in the match, Santana got pushed off the top rope and immediately said something about his leg. Refs and medical personnel come out, which causes a weird lull in the match. The match was good, but that odd stop hurt the flow of the match. Could it be a work? Could it be real? I think Santana was hurt a few weeks ago, so it’s not out of the realm of possibility that he tweaked something. Either way, The North retain and LAX are protected if this is part of a story to write them off TV.

Killer Kross comes out looking like a cross of Vampiro and Seven with the white face paint and black eyes. Given the whole set up, Edwards had to win this match. It was a brutal back and forth with a few weapons and power spots on the outside. After eating 3 Boston Knee Parties, Eddie realized he needed to step it up, so he snapped Kenny in half and shoved the broken side into Kross’ face. Once the ref pulled them apart, Kross’ face was pouring blood from the mouth and Eddie was victorious. Kinda what you’d expect of a gimmicky First Blood match.

RVD comes out to prove he’s still the Whole F’n Show, while Moose looks to start moving up the ladder for possible bigger matches. RVD played the greatest hits and Moose got caught a few times trying to one up RVD. A sloppy Frog Splash, introducing a chair (dumbass), and just generally getting ahead of himself. However, RVD played up his position after a drop toe hold into a chair, and spent too damn long pandering on the top rope. A missed 5 Star Frog Splash, lead to Moose hitting his Spear and grabbing the win over the legend.

Monster’s Ball had a bit of a twist this time around since James Mitchell was trying to get Su Yung to agree to making Havok champion. So it was effectively a team against 2 others. Lots of chairs, cookie trays, tables and of course tacks. We saw a big Side Effect through the table from Taya to Rosemary. Havok hits a Super Tombstone on Su Yung and looks to win the match, but Taya recovers and throws a chair to break up the pin, and then pins Su Yung to retain her title. Taya barely escapes, but not a bad match.

We saw a lot of character work between Johnny and Bravo, which definitely helped carry the slower spots. Swann took out Bravo towards the end when both we trading big cool moves. One move of note coming from Rich Swann, being a Cartwheel Standing Phoenix Splash. That just looked cool. Johnny attempted Starship Pain, and even though he supposedly hit it (you’d think after a decade he’d know how to position people), Rich kicked out. Rich hit a nice 7 strike blitz and 2 Lethal Injections, ole shock and awe tactic. Top Rope Phoenix Splash allowed Swann to retain the title. Damn good match.

Well now, big boy match with big boys doing big boy things. This was a great display of power moves and athletic moves, since neither guy is one dimensional. Elgin worked over Brian Cage’s back, and it played into the match a few times. Cage couldn’t land the Drill Claw, because his back went out. Right when everything was looking good for Elgin, he hits a Buckle Bomb, lifts Cage for the Elgin Bomb, but Cage rolls through, Sunsets Elgin and sits down into a Double Legged Cradle, ala how Okada beat Jericho (and got the first fall on Omega in the 2 out of the 3 falls match). So after all these power spots, the match ends with a basic wrestling move. Great stuff.

Sami and Tessa had most of the internet buzz coming into Slammiversary, so it makes sense this goes on last. Tessa came out hot knocking Sami out of the ring and then going for Triplicate Suicide Dives. Sami catches her on the third and swings her into the guardrail. At that point we get a lot of Sami laying Tessa out a few times and then turning his back on her for a count out or general disrespect. We get two referee bumps that allow for baseball bats and a low blow from Tessa. Tessa connects with Magnum, but Sami kicks out. Tessa defiantly does the oVe thumbs up, thumbs down in Sami’s face, and he snaps off a Piledriver for the win. A shock to many that Tessa didn’t go over, but Sami grabs his bat and hers, walks over to her trying to recollect herself in the corner, and instead of continuing the beating, he just hands her, her bat and walks off.

 

Overall Score: 8/10

A damn good show that paid off where it needed to and gave us some possible future stories. Rhyno returning to make the save for Callis and Gore Elgin is hopefully leading to more. Not sure if it was a one off since he never took the mask off, or if we could see Elgin lock horns with Rhyno. Personally, a run in Impact to re-establish that he isn’t a joke could be a good thing for Rhyno.

I also really liked that Sami went over in the main event. He was treating her equally the entire time, him winning a big feud could set him up for a World Title shot and Tessa comes out looking great too since he was a hell of a fight. X Division will be interesting since Willie Mack won the opening 4 way, and since Rich retained. Do we see a turn soon or will it just be two buddies wrestling for the title?

Either way, damn good show and it’s nice to see Impact continuing to deliver big matches and solid shows even if they are the butt of many jokes with low visibility.


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