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Ja’Von’s IMPACT Live Report (8/16/18)

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IMPACT Wrestling Results & Report

Official Results:

Fenix vs Sami Callihan: Fenix via pinfall

Jimmy Jacobs vs Johnny Impact: No Contest 

Eli Drake vs Joe Hendry: Eli Drake via pinfall

Allie vs Su Yung: Allie via DQ 

LAX vs The OGz( Street Fight): LAX

Play by Play:

Cold Opening:

IMPACT starts the show off dedicating the show to Jim “The Anvil” Niedhart.

Then followed by a video package of what happend last week.

Fenix vs Sami Callihan:

Sami Callihan accompanied by oVe makes his way to the ring for the match. Fenix makes his way to the ring for the match. The bell rings and Callihan runs and hits Fenix with a big boot to the face. He pushes Fenix in the corner but Fenix fights back and goes to the apron then come back in and hit Sami with a hurricanrana. Jake Crist tries to get involved but Fenix takes him out then followed up with a dive over the top rope taking out everyone. Back in the ring Fenix hits a dive from the top rope leading to a two count. Fenix stays in control hitting Sami with kicks and chops. Fenix is comming off the ropes but gets tripped a bit by Jake Crist. While Fenix is coming off the ropes again Sami catches him and drops him on his head. Callihan then begins to wear him down with a chinlock then drops him with a huge clothesline. Sami sends Fenix to the floor and props him on the guardrail. While Fenix on the guardrail he eats his own looge then hits him with a chop then sends Fenix back in the ring for a one count.

Sami distracts the referee which allows Jake to get a cheap shot on Fenix. Sami then tries to tear at the mask then attacks the back of Fenix’s neck then applies a rear choke on Fenix and brings him down to the mat. Fenix tries to fight back but Callihan mounts Fenix and lays in the rights and lefts and gains conteol of the back of Fenix. Fenix then fights back laying in the elbows then hits Sami with a superkick to the chest Sami then tosses Fenix and he lands on the ramp. Sami follows him to the ramp and tries to powerbomb him but Fenix escapes and hits him with a handspring cutter on the ramp.

Sami is back in the ring and Fenix bounces off the second rope back in the ring hitting a twisting cutter for a two count as we go to break. Back from break and both guys meet in the middle hitting each other with fits. Fenix gets the advantage and hits him with a kick to the face but Sami gains control and hits Denix with a powerbomb into a pin for a nearfall and holds on and floats over for a half boston crab then transitions into a crossface but Fenix makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Callihan then takes the tape off his wrist and toss it to the Crists then hits Fenix with a big kick. Sami drags him to the corner but Fenix escapes and hits Callihan with a hurricanrana then takes him down to the mat for a two count. Sami counters by putting a thumb to Fenix’s eye and spits on the referee. Callihan then hita Fenix with a pumpkick but Fenix counters and hits him with an enzurgri. Fenix goes for a move bit Sami counters and back in the corner the Crists get involved but Pentagon comes down to take them out. At the end of the match Fenix hits a spinning musclebuster for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Fenix via pinfall

We get a video package to hype tonight’s street fight between LAX and the OGz.

Back from break we get a backstage interview with Fenix and two weeks from now at the next IMPACT special ReDefined he will challenge Brian Cage for the IMPACT X-Division Championship. Fenix says he will feel the real animal of lucha libre and then Cage shows up and they go face to face.

Back from break we see Allie and Keira Hogan being interviewed backstage. Allie says that this match is more important than Tessa Blanchard, The Knockouts Championship, and the Undead bridesmaids. She says she made a promise to put a stop to Su Yung and she will do that tonight. She says this is for Madison, Rosemaryx and her soul.

Jimmy Jacobs vs Johnny Impact:

Jimmy Jacobs makes his way to the ring for his match tonight.

Jimmy grabs a mic and says that when people see him thatbhe is just a small man behind a monster. But he says they are futher from the truth and that Impact made a big mistake sucker punching him two weeks ago. Jacobs then tells Johnny to get out here and will make him pay. Johnny Impact then makes his way to the ring but on his way to the ring Kongo Kong attacks Impact from behind.

Kongo Kong then picks him up and drops him on the ramp. Kong then tosses Impact into the ring and the bell rings as the match is official. Jacobs goes for a cover but Johnny kicks out at two. Jimmy then jawjacks Impact and slaps him around for a bit. Impact looks to fight back but Kong comes in the ring and slams him down to the mat. Kong grabs the steel steps and looks to take out Impact again. Kong grabs Impact and sets him up for a powerbomb but Impact escapes. Johnny looks for a tornado DDT on the ramp but Kong fights him off and tosses him in the ring. Johnny then dives out and takes out Kong with a tornado DDT.

Jimmy hits Impact with a chair from behind but has no effect. Jimmy looks to run away but Impact kicks him off then takes him out with a running knee. Johnny then picks up the steel strps and hits Jimmy with them as he stands tall on the steps.

Winner: No Contest 

The Smoke Show:

Back from break we see KM and Fallah Bahh getting ready to go on a date. They bump into each other and find out their date is the same person. Then they run into Scarlett Bordeaux who welcomes them to the smoke show. KM and Fallah Bahh explain their issues but just end up arguing. Scarlett sahs that they tried them his way and now they should try things Fallah’s way. Scarlett then works her sex appeal and tells KM to try things her way and they both get back on track. Fallah tries to hit on Scarlet but she slaps him.

Austin Aries and Killer Kross Explain Themselves:

Austin Aries makes his way to the ring and grabs a mic and says today is a great day. He says the last time he was in the ring he defeated Eddie Edwards to retain his title. Aries says since that night people have been asking him way Killer Kross helped him retain the title and he says that Kross can speak for himself.

Aries the introduces Kross and he makes his way to the ring and grabs the mic from Aries. He says that he told the world several weeks ago that he is the new beginning. He says the only one that understands that is Austin Aries. Kross says thay both him and Aries will shove change down their throats. Aries then says that if you cross them you will pay the toll and get crossed out. He says that now he has Kross to watch his back he is unstoppable and unbeatable. He then says that Eddie should’ve been worried about his wife instead of his kendo stick and that his wife is sliding into his DMs.

As Aries and Kross were leaving Eddie Edwards comes out with his kendo stick. Back in the ring Kross proctects Aries and absorbs multiple kendo shots but Eddie finally takes him down with a cutter.

Eddie then focuses on Aries which allows Kross to latch on to his leg and for Aries to strike. Kross then locks in the Kross Jacket hold on Eddie as he passes out from the submission. Austin Aries and Killer Kross stand tall as we go to break.

During the break Eddie is seen talking to himself. His wife Alisha comes to check on him and says that he is still acting crazy.

Eli Drake vs Joe Hendry:

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

The bell rings and here we go. Collar and elbow tie up with Eli getting the advantage pushes Joe back to the corner. Eli jawjacks which allows Hendry to take control of the match. Eli then regains control quickly and takes down Joe. Hendry is able to fight back and attempt a backslide but Eli counters and takes down Joe. Eli is staying on the attack laying in the rights on Joe in the corner then Irish whips Joe into another corner. Eli then lays in the boots but Joe is able to fight back but Eli countsrs for a roll up for a one count. Joe is able to fight back is taken down by a clothesline and then a neckbreaker. Eli tries to fight back but Joe ducks and hits a DDT followed by a nip up. Thanks to all the distractions going on the outside cost Joe the match as Eli rolls him up for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Eli Drake via pinfall

After the match Katerina goes to check on Joe then lays into Grado for costing Joe the match.

Back from break we see Matt Sydal meditating and all he can think about is losing to Brian Cage at Slammiversary for the X-Division Championship. He then opens his third eye.

oVe Cam:

Sami Callihan says that he is in a bad mood and its all thanks to Pentagon Jr. He says that everything that has happened to them is Pentagon Jr fault. Sami then challenges Pentagon Jr to a Mexican Death Match next week.

Allie vs Su Yung:

The IMPACT Knockouts Champion Su Yung makes her way to the ring for the match accompanied by the undead bridesmaids. Allie makes her way to the ring for the match accompanied by Keira Hogan.

Back from break the bell rings and here we go. Allie turned her back for a second and Su took advantage. Allie is able to fight back and takes down Su with a crossbody for a two count.

Allie then sets up Su on the bottom rope then hits a running sliding forearm. Allie on the outside gets distracted by the undead brides which allows for Su to hit a diving rolling senton.

Su brings her back in the ring for a two count. Su then chokes out Allie multiple times but Allie fights back and hits a headbutt to the chest of Su followed by big chops. Allie looks to be coming off the ropes for a big move but gets met with a palmstrike.

Allie fights back and strings moves together and takes down Su ending with a big dropkick for a nearfall. The undead bridesmaids look to get involved but Keira Hogan takes them out.

Allie gets distracted by this which allows for Su to set up for the panicswitch but Allie escapes and hits a lungblower for a nearfall. Tessa Blanchard then hits the ring and attacks Allie. Su then locks in the mandible claw on Tessa which allows Allie to hit a superkick and then a codebreaker on Su as Allie stands tall.

Winner: Allie via DQ

LAX vs The OGz( Street Fight):

LAX and The OGz groups are in the streets looking for each other. King calls out for them looking for them calling them cowards. Theh finally meet and the bosses stand back and let them fight. The fight breaks out and The OGz look to be in control. LAX look to be fighting back so King sends one of his men in to help which is against the agreement so Konan sends one of his boys to even the odds. King tries to toss Homicide a weapon but it gets blocked and Ortiz grabs it and uses it against him. We see Hernandez choke out Ortiz with a rope and Santana is down so Hernandez looks to finish him but Ortiz makes the save. In the end LAX is standing tall and have their belts back.

LAX thinks it’s over but King says no way. King then stands face to face with Konan and says that he doesn’t have the balls to take him out. King then kneels in front of them screaming for him to do it followed by Konan taking him out to the end the show.

Winners: LAX 

My Score: 7/10


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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Ratings & Analysis 4/19/2019

Impact Wrestling’s penultimate show leading toward Rebellion! Andrew goes through the show and lends his analysis! How was the show?

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Impact Wrestling’s penultimate show leading toward Rebellion! Andrew goes through the show and lends his analysis!

Scarlett and Fallah debut as a tag team today! Tessa and Gail’s story continues to bubble up and Eddie Edwards & Eli Drake get their shots at the Tag Team titles!

The whole oVe story and Rich Swann continues as Tommy Dreamer apparently is getting sacrificed to Madman Fulton. Are we about to watch a murder?

 

Ratings:

  • Scarlett Bordeaux & Fallah Bahh vs Desi Hit Squad: Scarlett wins via Tandem Banzai Drop – * 1/2
  • Moose vs Dez: Dez wins via Body Scissors Cradle – ** 1/4
  • Madman Fulton vs Tommy Dreamer: Fulton wins via Lifting Reverse STO – ** 1/2
  • Madison Rayne vs Taya Valkyrie: Rayne wins via Roll-Up – N/A
  • IMPACT Tag Team Titles: Eddie Edwards & Eli Drake vs Lucha Bros (c): Lucha Bros retain via Spike Fear Factor – ***

 

Analysis:

Okay let’s be serious for a minute. This wasn’t a great match, but it was entertaining. The crowd enjoyed singing along to Scarlett’s music, Fallah did most of the work since the Hit Squad didn’t want to interact with Scarlett at first. Amusing spot was after Raj got hit with a Stink Face from Scarlett, Rohit pulled him out and sat in the corner asking for the Scarlett Stink Face. They pulled the bait and switch since she told him to close his eyes. Scarlett jumps on Fallah’s back and Tandem Banzai drop with Scarlett pinning Raj was the finish. It was amusing, not a great match, but told a story and was entertaining.

A couple backstage segments with Lucha Bros and Eli & Eddie hyping the tag match. Eddie is still imbalanced singing “We are the three best friends” song, of course referencing Kenny the kendo stick as the third.

The final leg of Moose’s revenge against the Rascalz. Moose took the match lightly, and controlled the majority of the match. Lawn Darting Dez into the corner was cool. Hell Dez tried to do a Dragonrana on the outside, Moose caught him smooth as butter and then smashed his head into the steps, before throwing him into the other Rascalz. After rolling him back in, the other Rascalz get involved for the first time and allow Dez to roll through with a Body Scissors into a Cradle.

After the match we see Rosemary and Kiera Hogan arguing. Kiera says as long as there’s two of them, two of them will fight Su Yung. So Rosemary proceeds to beat the crap out of Kiera and choke her with the chain leash that held the Bunny before she was killed in the Undead Realm. Yes, I know what I just wrote.

GWN Flashback Match: Tag Team Title 5150 Street Fight: LAX vs OGz, Slammiversary 7/22/2018

After the flashback we get a decent length segment of Tessa going to one of Robert Irvine’s restaurants where she runs down Gail, says she’s most famous for screwing a famous chef. Then she proceeds to terrorize different people all while looking for Robert Irvine. She doesn’t find him, has some interesting lines, and she sells things well. Not everyone acts well in the segment, but it wasn’t completely awful. A few amusing moments.

Not really sure why Madman and Dreamer are in a non-Hardcore match. It’s an alright match. Dreamer gets most of his offense in when Fulton takes too long to go to his next move. After hitting the DDT, Dreamer goes out to get a kendo stick…in a normal match, misses and Fulton hits a Reverse Lifting STO (think Corbin’s End of Days). Not sure what Fulton is calling it, but that was the end. Then a brawl between oVe and the rest of Dreamer’s little rag tag team of Willie Mack and Rich Swann.

Taya ran down Canada, said she wasn’t gonna do the match, but Madison jumped her before she could leave. Then after surviving the initial flurry, Taya tries to powder out, but Jordynne Grace throws her back in. Taya is mad and distracted, School Girl Roll-Up. So nothing to rate, but I guess this is comeuppance for one half of the douchey championship couple.

Interesting match even though it felt to be less than 10 minutes long. Lucha Bros start fast and spotty, but eventually Eddie and Eli slow it down. LAX tries to cost Lucha Bros the match, but they fail. Eddie tries to throw Kenny to Eli, but Eli misses. Eddie gets wiped out and they pin Eli with the Spike Fear Factor. Afterwards Eli turns on Eddie and beats him with Kenny.

 

Overall Score: 6/10

Above average. Not a bad show, but it definitely felt like an episode to try and put more focus on the smaller stories. Lance Storm getting involved in the main event story does add a little more star power. Given that D’Amore insulted Cage before the confrontation, it makes me wonder where management’s feelings lie.

So again, the show wasn’t exactly a blow away, but there were plenty of entertaining moments. Ideally next week should finish the hype for Rebellion, and I’m really hoping Rebellion returns to the good wrestling form that Redemption and Slammiversary had last year.


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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Ratings & Analysis 4/12/2019

Andrew brings us Impact Wrestling coverage! Two weeks away from Rebellion, let’s see how it all plays out! IMPACT on Twitch!

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Andrew brings us Impact Wrestling coverage! Two weeks away from Rebellion, let’s see how it all plays out!

After a long WrestleMania weekend/week, I’m still extremely exhausted. I know we’ve got a mixed tag with Rebellion implications and Moose continuing his revenge on the Rascalz!

We also get the IMPACT debut of the Monster Mafia-wait, no?- okay they are now known as The North.

Before we get to the show, just for DeMarco:

Ratings:

  • Moose vs Wentz: Moose wins via Spear – *** 1/4
  • Rosemary vs Su Yung: No Contest – **
  • The North (Josh Alexander & Ethan Page) vs El Reverso & Sheldon Jean: The North wins via Tandem Torture Rack toss into a Spinebuster – ** 1/2
  • Tessa Blanchard vs Madison Rayne: Rayne wins via School Girl Roll-Up – *** 3/4
  • Brian Cage & Jordynne Grace vs Johnny Impact & Taya Valkyrie: Johnny wins via Shining Wizard – *** 1/2

 

Analysis:

So this is an odd story. Rascalz are pretty well liked being cheeky stoned pranksters, but when they made fun of Moose for striking out with Melissa Santos, he came to their club house for a pound of flesh. So, even though Moose is a cocky, douchey, arrogant schmuck…he’s technically in the right here. As he took out Trey a few weeks ago, he now set his sights on Wentz. Wentz put up a good fight, the crowd reacted pretty well and the match was fun.

Melissa Santos interviews Madison Rayne, Tessa crashes the interview and it turns into a declaration of having a match. So Tessa versus Madison will happen tonight.

Rosemary comes out to try and avenge Allie’s death. The match starts off in favor of Rosemary, then the Undead Bridesmaids distract Rosemary. Kiera Hogan runs out to try and help, Rosemary goes out and admonishes Firefly for interfering. The Undead Bridesmaids dog pile Rosemary and Kiera for what should be a DQ, but they kept saying No Contest. They feed them both to Su Yung in the ring so she can hit the Panic Switch and leave them laying. So Kiera is being positioned as Rosemary’s new unwanted partner. This isn’t a bad way to keep the story going since it seems to be one of the more popular ones that Impact has been running with.

GWN Flashback Match: TNA Turning Point X-Division Championship: RVD (c) vs Joey Ryan, Nov. 11, 2012

Out of the flashback, we have Killer Kross approach Willie Mack on the steps with a cryptic, yet insightful promo. Trying to sow the seeds of doubt between Mack and Swann. Killer Kross is a damn treasure.

Monster Mafia got rebranded as The North, and for a jobber match, this was actually kind of competitive. Alexander did a lot of the early work and looked scary impressive. Sadly Twitch chat focused more on the amateur wrestling head gear that Josh wears, and not the fact that he was throwing people around with ease. A Powerbomb Backbreaker, a few fun tandem moves and just generally a fun match. The North look like a force to be reckoned with.

Well now, this match was pretty damn good, told a great story since Gail was on commentary and Madison…looked…really good. By that I mean in the ring. This is the second week in a row Madison showed off much better in-ring skills. A few big Frakensteiners, nice transitional roll ups and generally nice movement. Tessa was dominant, but allowed her ego and Gail on the outside to distract her throughout the match. Really good everything.

Eli and Eddie ask Lucha Bros for a title match, LAX shows up and jumps Lucha Bros. Eli pulls Eddie away basically saying let them soften each other up.

Okay…Taya and Johnny have a great interview segment:

Fallah goes looking for Scarlett and finds her! She doesn’t seem to quite understand Bahh, but she offers to tag with him next week against the Desi Hit Squad.

Taya starts the match and then Johnny jumps off the apron to avoid the tag. He tries to get the crowd to chant for Taya, but Jordynne tags in Cage to force Johnny’s hand. This was a solid match that solidified an angle through this entire feud with Cage and Johnny. Johnny played chicken shit heel, and then John E. Bravo showed his true colors by Chop Blocking Cage in the midst of a Drill Claw. So the questionable Homecoming stuff on the outside, counting 3 for Kross even though Cage kicked out, and overlooking interference…it’s all cause he’s basically Nick Patrick (among others but I’m a WCW fanboy at heart). So Taya and Johnny have a referee in their pocket.

 

Overall Score: 7.5/10

Pretty good show. Quality matches, storyline movement, a debut, a solid reveal with Bravo. I may not personally like the heel referee crap, but it has a place. Hopefully we don’t get too much of it since Cage and Johnny have had an odd feud since January. I don’t really need this angle to go much longer.

Either way, good show, no real complaints and Don Callis was manning Twitch Chat this week…and seemed to be received pretty well. Ramping up to Rebellion, this is all a good hype episode.


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