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Ja’Von’s IMPACT Wrestling Live Coverage (7/19/18)

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Killer Kross vs Petey Williams: Killer Kross via submission 

The Desi Hit Squad vs KM & Fallah Bahh: The Desi Hit Squad via pinfall 

Eli Drake vs Joe Hendry: Joe Hendry via pinfall

Andrew Everett vs Dezmond Xavier: No Contest

Greg Osborne vs Sami Callihan: Sami Callihan via pinfall 

Shotzi Blackheart & Tessa Blanchard vs Allie & Keira Hogan: Allie & Keira Hogan via pinfall 

Play by Play:

Cold Open:

Impact Wrestling opens with a cold opening hyping up the 16th Anniversary of the company and the card for Slammiversary.

Killer Kross vs Petey Williams:

Petey Williams makes his way to the ring for the match.

Killer Kross makes his way to the ring for the match. The bell rings and here we go. Petey goes for the quick strike and move strategy then tries to irish whips Kross but Kross counters and pulls Petey in for a bear hug. Petey gets free and tries to kick Kross but gets caught and is brought down to the mat with a suplex. Kross then lifts Williams up for a running powerslam but Petey slips out the back and begins to lay in chops but Kross catches a chop with his chin. Petey then fights back and gets a flurry of offensive.  He hits a codebreaker followed by a tilt-a-whirl DDT and then goes for the Canadian Destroyer but Kross counters and hits Petey with the Doomsday Saito then locks in the Kross Jacket submission.

The referee tries to call the match but Killer Kross scares the referee and tells him not to call it just yet. Killer Kross then allows Petey to set him up for the Canadian Destroyer then counters and slams Petey to the ground. Kross then locks in the Kross Jacket for the submission victory.

After the match Kross grabs his jacket and calling card and lays it on Petey’s body.

Winner: Killer Kross via submission 

Grado and Katerina run into Joe Hendry backstage and he questions him about his confrontation with Eli Drake last week. Hendry tells him not to worry about it and tells him he has a surprise for him. They leave and Joe Hendry goes back to him photoahoot.

The Desi Hit Squad vs KM & Fallah Bahh:

Gamma Singh is in the ring and introduces The Desi Hit Squad. The Desi Hit Squad make their way to the ring. KM and Fallah Bahh make their way to the ring for the match. Rohit jumps Fallah Bahh from behind and tries to get the upperhand on him but ends up getting taken down. Rohit then tags in Gursinder but Bahh is still in control and takes him down. The guy tries to take out KM which distracts both KM and Fallah which allows for Rohit to get the jump on Bahh. The Desi Hit Squad puts Fallah in the corner and Rohit hits big kicks on him. Fallah then fights back and makes The Desi Hit Squad collide head first into each other. KM tags in and goes on a tear even hitting a big splash on Gursinder and goes for the pin but Rohit breaks it up. Fallah comes in for the save and both guys are down which allows for both KM and Fallah Bahh to do the Panda Roll on them.

The Desi Hit Squad would regain control of the match when Gamma got on the apron to distract the referee. This allows for Gursinder to rake the eyes of Fallah and Rohit to take out KM then Gursinder rolls up Fallah for the win.

Winners: The Desi Hit Squad via pinfall 

We see a video package about the civil aar going on between LAX and The OGz. It shows everything that lead up to the 5150 street fight.

Eli Drake vs Joe Hendry w/Grado & Katernia:

Eli Drake makes his way to the ring for the match. Joe Hendry accompanied by Grado and Katerina makes his way to the ring for the match.

Before the match starts Joe Hendry gets on the mic and says that Eli Drake has been expressing his opinion of him and now it’s his turn. He plays a video on the titantron mocking Eli.

Eli would then drop Hendry and thanks him for the YouTube channel plug. The bell rings and Drake lays in the shoulderblocks to Hendry in the corner. Drake would then toss him into another corner and continue the attack. Joe would then fight back and hit a suplex on him then Irish whips him into the corner but Eli counters and sends Hendry into the coelrner and puts him on the middle rope and lends on him wearing him down. Drake would then hit a big neckbreaker and continue the attack putting him in the corner then irish whips him into another corner. Eli runs runs right into a big boot from Hendry then follows up with a clothesline then tries to go for a suplex but Drake counters then sets up for the Gravey Train. Hendry would counter and roll up Eli for the win.

Winner: Joe Hendry via pinfall 

After the match Katerina and Joe Hendry hug and jump up and down together with Grado standing on the side looking confused. They get to the top of the ramp and Hendry and Katerina hug again.

Andrew Everett vs Dezmond Xavier:

Andrew Everett makes his way to the ringfor the match. Dezmond Xavier makes his way to the ring for the match. The bell rings and here we go. Eddie Edwards would slide in the ring with a kendostick and assault the referee with the weapon then toss him out of the ring.

Eddie would then grab a mic and says that the time has come and it’s here for Tommy Dreamer. Eddie says he doesn’t care about the stipulation because he knows what’s going to happen. He says there is going to be pain, vviolence, and so much blood. Eddie says he is going to make Dreamer bleed and lay in a puddle of his own blood. He says he is going to kneel down and toutch his bloody face and then feel and taste his blood. He goes on to say that Dreame will look at him and realize that he is the TRUE innovator of violence.

He then ends by saying that he is going to be Dreamer’s never ending nightmare.

Winner: No Contest 

We get a continuation of Su Yung haunting and terrorizing Madison Rayne. She wakes up in a funeral home and apparently the funeral is of her. She opens the casket to find her body in it.

She then wakes up from that nightmare and the funeral director ask her if their is something wrong. She goes back to look at him and he is wear Su Yung’s face paint and says her time has come. Madison then runs out in the hall and finds a little girl. The girl ask her if she knows where her mommy is and Madison tells her no. Madison looks up again and the girl is wearing face paint and tells her that her time has come. Madison then wakes up again but this time outside and is dosed in blood. Su Yung and her undead brides appear behind her and Su tells her that her time has come.

Back from break and we get a video package of how we got to Pentagon Jr vs Sami Callihan(Mask vs Hair) at Slammiversary

Greg Osborne vs Sami Callihan w/oVe:

Greg Osborne makes his way to the ring for the match.

Sami Callihan and oVe make their way to the ring for the match. Sami is wearing a Zero Fear hat and carrying one of Pentagon’s mask to the ring. Before the match starts he kisses the mask. The bell rings and Sami hits a big kick to Greg in the corner then follows up with another big kick. Sami then tells oVe to hand him the mask. Sami grabs it and turns around to get met with a flurry of punches from Greg. Sami then digs in Greg’s eyes and hits him with a piledriver. Sami then puts the mask on Greg. Sami would then grab a mic chant Pentagon then shootkick Osborne in the head. He then accepts the match again thinking Osborne is Pentagon. He kicks Osborne again and then says he’s had enough fun and says he’s gonna kill him. Sami would then hit the Get Outta Here knee for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Sami Callihan via pinfall 

After the match Jake Crist would superkick Greg Osborne and toss him out of the ring. Sami then hypes his match for Slammiversary. We then hear from Pentagon who talks about the match and calling Impact his house. oVe goes to find Pentagon.

Allie responses to what Tessa had to say about her last week. Allie says Tessa has learned nothing from her dad and grandpa. Kiera Hogan shows up and is happy about their upcoming tag match as they leave to get ready for the match.

We then see Moose who says that he is here and ready for Austin Aries.

Back from break we see a video package about how we got to Allie vs Tessa Blanchard at Slammiversary this Sunday.

Shotzi Blackheart & Tessa Blanchard vs Allie & Keira Hogan:

Shotzi Blackheart makes here way to the ring for the match. Tessa Blanchard makes her way to the ring for the match.

Allie and Keira Hogan makes their way to the ring for the tag match. Keira and Tessa start off the match. Keria tries to calm down Allie before she starts the match. Tessa pushes Hogan in the corner but backs off her. Tessa runs at hsr again but Keira counters and pushes Tessa up against the ropes. Keira then rolls up Tessa for a nearfall. Hogan then takes down Tessa again which leads to Tessa tagging in Shotzi. Keira still control sends Shotzi to the floor then hits a suicide dive.

Hogan tosses her back in the ring then tags in Allie. Allie then hits a running low forearm for a nearfall. Allie then backs Shotzi intobher corner and Keira tags back in. Hogan stays in conteol of Blackheart but gets tossed into the corner. Blackheart tosses her over the ropes onto the apron. Hogan gets caught with a superkick from Tessa. Keira is able to recover and tag in Allie. Allie stays on the attack on Shotzi and goes for the cover but Tessa breaks it up. Tessa and Allie get in each other’s faces and Tessa backs up into Keira. Allie then hits the best superkick ever on Tessa. Shotzi then tries to capitalize on the distraction but Allie fights back both knockouts are down and Shotzi tries to tag in Tessa who hops off the apron and leaves her high and dry.

Allie then hits the codebreaker for the win.

Winners: Allie and Keira Hogan via pinfall 

We see oVe looking for Pentagon Jr as we go to break.

Back from break and we see another vignette about this new Knockout coming to IMPACT.

Her name is Scarlett Bordeaux and she will make her IMPACT debut next week.

Johnny Impact hypes up his international fatal four way match for Slammiversary.

We see a video packag about how we got to Matt Sydal vs Brain Cage for the X-Division Championship at Slammiversary.

Back from break we see a video package showcasing the main event for Slammiversary.

Dave and Jake Crist are scared and on high alert as they have lost Sami Callihan. They eventually find him tied to a chair wearing a mask. They try to untie him but get jumped by Pentagon who takes them out then turn his attention to Sami and says Cero Miedo.

Austin Aries and Moose Confrontation:

Moose makes his way to the ring. He grabs a mic and says that he has been aaay to prepare for Slammiversary. Moose says that the mind games aren’t working on him and that he must have been eating too many Bananas. He then calls him out and tells him to bring a Banana so he can beat him with it then shove it his rear. He tries to go to the back tk find but Aries appears on the titantron. Aries says he’s playing chess while Moose is playing checkers. Aries says he got to him by going through his friend DeAngelo Williams. The Austin Aries on the titantron aas apparently a video because he sneaks up frkm behind and hits Moose with a lowblow and hits him with a steel chair. Aries then holds up his title to celebrate but Moose gets back up and tosses Aries into the corner. Moose then grabs the chair and tries to hit him with it but misses. Aries then grabs his title and escpaes the ring. Moose stands tall in the ring.

We then see a show closing video package showcasingand highlighting every match for Slammiversary this Sunday.

 


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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Uncaged Ratings & Review

With the tag titles changing hands last week, do we see more changes with Impact Wrestling Uncaged?

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With the tag titles changing hands last week, do we see more changes with Impact Wrestling Uncaged?

The pseudo-PPV atmosphere is sure to bring in more consistent viewership, but they’re in an interesting spot. Taya and Tessa are really the only two credible Knockouts unless Gail comes out of retirement (since Rosemary, Su and Jordynne are in the same storyline), so we’ll probably see this get extended somehow. As for the other title match, The Machine has a lot of support and wrestling fans all know the money is in the chase. So I could see Cage getting “screwed” again, but I’d much rather see Cage with the title.

So let’s get hype for the show with a video package of the returning Reno Scum!

Ratings:

  • Knockout’s Championship Street Fight: Tessa Blanchard vs Taya Valkyrie (c) – Taya retains via Double Footstomp through Table – *** 3/4
  • ‘All Ego’ Ethan Page vs Willie Mack: Mack  wins via Stunner – ** 1/2
  • Elimination 4v4: Team Impact (Fallah Bahh, Sami Callihan, Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards) vs Team AAA (Puma King, Psycho Clown, Hijo del Vikingo & Aerostar): Team AAA 4-3 – *** 3/4
  • Fatal 4 Way Impact World Championship: Killer Kross vs Moose vs Johnny Impact (c) vs Brian Cage: Johnny retains via Starship Pain on Moose – *** 1/4

Review Notes:

Both women come out with throwback shirts. Tessa comes out with the old school Four Horsemen shirt and Taya comes out in her Perros de Mal shirt (old Triple A stable she was in with Perro Aguayo Jr). This match was a little awkward at times, and the first table they had ” La Wera Loca vs Diamond” painted on, didn’t break after two spear attempts. Really good hardcore style action, with chairs, insults, ring posts and another table. Definitely more of a brawl than wrestling, but after the table didn’t break the subsequent spots seemed to be a little off. Still a solid match, entertaining to watch, good way to start off the Uncaged show. Dios perdona, los perros no.

After a quick promo with Team Impact, Scarlett joins Melissa during the commercial break moment and she’s barely dressed and her and Melissa start doing squats. I mean they’re doubling down on sex sells, and I’m not even mad.

Mack and Page was a solid match. Good brawling, Willie’s agility outlasted Page’s strikes. One would assume the winner should be closer to an X Division title shot at least. So it should be interesting where this leads.

Killer Kross follows that with his typical chilling, slightly unhinged promo, and damn it was well done.

The interesting thing about the commercial break stuff tonight is Melissa doing live interviews with different people. It’s kinda neat, like extra content.

Team Triple A has a clap back promo after the commercial, which says the Cup is staying in Mexico. If memory serves, Team Triple A beat Team TNA in the first World X Cup, so I’m curious if they’ll pull from that for a storyline.

Sami Callihan calls out Swann one more time, Swann throws the shirt at Callihan, so a fight ensues. Swann gets the best of things momentarily, but an eye gauge allows Sami the opening to toss Rich around a little, Piledriver him on the stage and then Powerbomb him off the stage through a table. So I guess Sami will get the X Divison shot, but might have to go through Willie Mack first in the following weeks before Rebellion.

A lot of fun fast paced action, good dives, good strikes, nice story telling and only one slip so far from Aerostar. Eli Drake is the first one eliminated by Puma King because he tries to tell Eddie to not use the kendo stick, but tries to use it himself, Eddie catches him and takes his stick back, then pushing Eli. So one Gedo Clutch later, Eli is eliminated by pinfall. Fallah Bah eliminates Vikingo after a Twisted Running Powerslam. Aerostar eliminates Bahh after a Crucifix Pin when Bahh misses the Banzai Drop. Boston Knee Party from Eddie eliminates Aerostar. Piledriver from Sami eliminates Puma King. Two on one advantage with Sami and Eddie against Psycho Clown. Eddie hits a Boston Knee Party lays out Psycho Clown, but Sami pushes Eddie off and tries to steal the spotlight, only a two count, Psycho Rolls Up Sami for the pinfall elimination. Eddie has Psycho on the ropes, but Eli returns, takes Kenny the Kendo Stick and distracts Eddie. Then he hits Eddie to give Psycho a shot to hit a Backstabber, followed up the La Magistral for the victory. So Impact kinda played themselves, but it was a damn good match with a lot to unpack.

Melissa finally returns after a few commercial breaks off, with Sami Callihan and David Crist. This was ridiculous but great. Just erratic idiocy, they steal Melissa’s sandals at some point, David sings “Hey there Samuel” and Sami does a pitch like a dating service while Melissa is getting her sandals. So dumb, but great.

Small promotional video package for Reno Scum. Returning to Impact for the first time since the first wave of GFW “invasion” (nearly 2 years).

A quick little moment with Dark Allie, Su Yung and Rosemary, followed by a commercial with Melissa and KM & Fallah Bahh. Very funny, Melissa plays off the wrestlers well. She needs to stick around since she’s got a nice personality and seems to work well with most of the guys.

Scarlett with a weird video package, her in a bed, a little moan and showing cleavage is her formula. So if it ain’t broke, I’m not gonna fix it, shut up, stop judging me!

LAX joins Melissa before the main event and the Latina comes out in her. She’s more animated that usual, very fun and entertaining. She even busts their chops a little, but they take it in stride and seem to enjoy each other’s company.

Since the match starts with only about 12 minutes before time limit the match wasn’t going to be a technical masterpiece, but for what it was it was fun. It was more of a brawl, since there were 3 bigger guys. Kross had a bunch of moments looking like a beat, Cage looked like a million bucks hitting the Drill Claw on both Moose and Kross. But Johnny pulled the opportunistic thing, and while Kross and Cage were tied up, Johnny pulls Moose to the corner, barely hits Starship Pain and sneaks in a pinfall before Cage finishes the Drill Claw + pin on Kross.  So Johnny retains while looking like a punk, and the crowd wanted nothing to do with him. Terminator claps most of the match.

Overall Score: 7.5/10

Solid solid show from start to finish. Tessa and Taya got things kicked off well, Melissa doing backstage interviews as the Twitch commercial break stuff was great. World Cup match was fun and set up a few storylines for the Impact stars while Team Triple A got the home field advantage win. Main event was a little disappointing to be honest. Johnny has worn out his fan support both in Mexico and on Twitch chat. Granted yes, I’m hopeful this is building towards a big blow off at Rebellion, maybe with Cage going over and Austin Aries returning, but I guess we’ll have to see.

Also from the main event, we see some cracks in the Moose and Kross alliance, so that could definitely be an interesting match in the near future.

So yeah, we have a lot to chew on moving into TV tapings for the shows leading up to Rebellion, but from a completely playlist mentality view point, Cage got screwed. Brian Cage better be getting this damn title soon, or I want him to put Don Callis through the announce table.

Now the weekly Twitch viewers portion:

  • Week 1: High – 10,350 / Low – 8,500
  • Week 2: High – 8,000 / Low – 6,500 
  • Week 3: High – 8,500 / Low – 7,900  
  • Week 4: High – 7,100 / Low – 5,300
  • Week 5: High – 7,450 / Low – 5,650
  • Uncaged: High – 9,000/ Low – 8,000

Well it looks like people just need a reason to tune in. Not only was this week mostly main event talent, but since the event had was named, I feel like people just expected better quality. So still no record breaking high, but solid numbers throughout the entire show.

 

 

 


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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Ratings & Review (2/8/2019)

Impact Wrestling, coming off the worst Twitch viewership, and worst rated show of the year…do we see a bounce back leading into Uncaged?

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Impact Wrestling, coming off the worst Twitch viewership, and worst rated show of the year…do we see a bounce back leading into Uncaged?

With my assumed direction for the main event to become a 4 way, Allie’s ongoing struggle with Demons and Zombies, Team Impact vs Team AAA and Sami’s history with Rich Swann, Uncaged has a lot to build towards.

Let’s not overlook that we’re getting an Impact Tag Team Championship rematch between LAX and the Lucha Bros. So it’s gonna take some impressive fail for this episode to fall short.

Time to find out.

Ratings:

  • Rich Swann & Willie Mack vs Dave & Jake Crist: Swann wins via 450 Splash – ***
  • Kiera Hogan vs Allie: Hogan wins via Face the Music – ** 1/4
  • Rohit Raju vs Trey: Trey wins via Meteora – ***
  • Sami Callihan vs Puma King: Callihan wins via Piledriver – *** 1/4
  • Impact Tag Team Championship: LAX (c) vs Lucha Bros: Lucha Bros win via Spike Fear Factor – *** 3/4TITLE CHANGE!!

 

Review Notes:

Tag action starts us off. The Crists come out to continue the story with Swann and Sami Callihan. We get a solid match. Crowd was asleep, so that did make it come off a little flat, but lots of good action from both the Crists and Mack/Swann. So it’s a good start.

Lucha Bros promo, followed by the announcement that the Uncaged main event is now a 4 Way match. Johnny vs Cage vs Moose vs Kross. Obvious twist with how things have been going, but no complaints.

Flashback moment is the last few minutes of Pentagon’s World Championship victory against Austin Aries and Fenix at Redemption 2018.

We see the storyline move forward with all the Darkness, Su Yung gets wiped out and Allie has a fit thinking Su disappeared and Rosemary might show up. So because she freaks out and doesn’t just grab the bloody glove, Kiera takes the opening to hit her Cradle Neckbreaker finish. No appearance by Rosemary though.

They announce RVD & Sabu vs Lucha Bros for United We Stand.

Allie and Su are seen in the back, with Allie muttering “she’s here”. Screen flickers and a message is seen ” The witching is upon us. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.”

The contrast in styles between an old school heel and the new school “flippy” guy, worked fairly well. Old heel tactics kept Trey grounded for the most part, but he still pulled off a Triangle Enzuigiri as well as his Head Tucked in the Turnbuckle Tiger Feint ( think Will Ospreay’s Cheeky Nandos Kick, but tucking the head and then hitting a 619 instead). Trey winning with the Meteora off the top, punctuated the shenanigans more than looking cool.

Quick Scarlett bumper about her in-ring debut next week.

Sami and Puma King starts off with a lot of Sami brawling with some nice heel work. Puma King has a nice Headscissors out of a Tree of Woe, and then starts putting some offense together. After a huge miss on the dive to the outside, Puma King is on the back foot, but they do put together a nice sequence to pick things up a little. We get an odd Drop Toe Hold into La Magistral spot, but the finishing sequence is solid. All in all in the best match on the show so far, a damn solid episode already.

Video hype package for Taya versus Tessa.

Eli confronts Eddie Edwards about next week’s match, trying to convince him to drop the hardcore style.

Melissa Santos interviews Moose and Kross. Moose turns on a little more goofiness, trying to say it’s unfair to the others because they’re a team and have one another’s blind sides. Moose says “Just like Bill Belichick says, there’s no I in team” and Kross nods, ” That’s good. But I prefer the one with the Frog and the Scorpion”. Moose doesn’t get the reference, but it alludes to Kross using Moose to get to a goal. So we’ll see if it falls apart next week.

 

They had a lot to follow after their Homecoming match, but this wasn’t bad. It starts quick again, and this match had the same issue the last one did, where it felt too fast. Moves weren’t hitting flush, double clutching or waiting too long to take a spot hurt the match a little. Both tag teams kicked out of the respective finishers, so no one looks bad. Lucha Bros have to hit a second Spike Feat Factor, as Fenix lays out Ortiz with a tope. Konnan makes them shake hands, but there’s still a little heat.

 

 

Overall Score: 7.25/10

Nothing about this show was bad. Stories moved forward, big announcement for United We Stand with the RVD & Sabu vs Lucha Bros main event. Also coming off of the AEW news that Lucha Bros will show up there, winning the Impact Tag Championships could lead to some interesting cross over. Who knows.

But like I said, good show. Nice to see Impact bounce back a little from the lack luster show last week.

  • Week 1: High – 10,350 / Low – 8,500
  • Week 2: High – 8,000 / Low – 6,500 
  • Week 3: High – 8,500 / Low – 7,900  
  • Week 4: High – 7,100 / Low – 5,300
  • Week 5: High – 7,450 / Low – 5,650

As you see, the overall numbers were a little better than last week when it comes to Twitch audience, and it held steady at 6,000 for most of the show. So the product was a little better, as the ‘Go Home’ to Uncaged. So maybe we’ll see a spike next week for the bigger show.


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