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Ja’Von’s IMPACT Wrestling Live Report (8/2/18)



Official Results:

Allie & Keira Hogan vs Su Yung & Undead Maid of Honor: Allie & Keira Hogan via pinfall 

The OGz vs Local Talent: The OGz via pinfall 

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

Austin Aries vs Dustin Cameron( IMPACT World Championship): Austin Aries via match stoppage 

Grado & Joe Hendry vs Eli Drake & Trevor Lee: Eli Drake & Trevor Lee via pinfall 

Lucha Brothers vs oVe: The Lucha Brothers via pinfall 

Play by Play:

Cold Opening: 

IMPACT opens with a recap of what went down last week featuring Austin Aries’ open challenge, Johnny IMPACT returning and calling out Jimmy Jacobs and Kongo Kong, and Brian Cage retaining his NEW X-Division Championship against Matt Sydal.

Allie & Keira Hogan vs Su Yung & Undead Maid of Honor:

This Knockouts tag team match kicks us off tonight. IMPACT Knockouts Champion Su Yung and the Undead Maid of Honor makes their way to the ring along with the other undead bridesmaids.

Keira Hogan comes out to the ramp to sait for her tag partner. Allie meets Keira Hogan on the ramp and they make thier way to the ring for the match.

Both Allie and Keira fight their way through the undead bridesmaids to get in the ring. Allie and Keira clear the ring of Su and Undead maid of Honor. Keira then hits a suicide dive on Su and the bridesmaids.

Allie then goes to the top and takes out the bridesmaids as well. Allie then brings Su back in the ring and takes down Yung with a couple of forearms. Hogan os back in the ring but comes face to face with the maid of honor. The maid of honor goes on the attack and hots multiple shoulderblocks in the corner then hitting her face on the turnbuckles followed by taking her down and gets a nearfall. Su and the maid of honor have cut off the ring and the maid of honor tags in Su. Yung stays on the attack keeping momentum and tags in the maid of honor. Hogan then fights back and gets an opening to tag in Allie but the maid of honor cuts her off and drags her back to her corner. Keira still fights and is able to get free and tags in Allie. Allie is fired up and takes down the maid of honor. Su tags in but meets Allie in the middle of the ring. Alloe gets the upperhand and hits the b es st superkick ever and falls into a pin for a nearfall. Allie looks to go for the codebreaker but gets hit from behind by the maid of honor. Keira Hogan comes in and takes out the maid of honor which allows for Su to recover and hit the paincswitch on her. Allie then finally hits the codebreaker for the win.

Winners: Allie & Keira Hogan via pinfall

After the match Tessa Blanchard hits the ringand takes out Allie with the hammerlock DDT.

Back from brsak Tessa says that she sees right through Allie. She continues to say that Allie is thinking that she is doing the right thing to get a shot at the Knockouts Championship. Tessa says there is no way Allie is getting a shot at the Knockouts Championship before her.

The OGz vs Local talent:

The OGz make their way to the ring with King and they are carrying the world tag team titles that they tagged with their moniker at Slammiversary.

The bell rings and Hernandez immediately takes out one of the guys. Homicide picks one guy up while Hernandez has the other guy up for a border toss. Homicide hands the other guy to Hernandez who drops them both. Homicide then hits a backpack piledriver for the win.

Winners: The OGz via pinfall

After the match King has a mic and says that he t ol ld us so. He says they took out Konan and LAX and took the tag titles and made them their own. He then ask where they are and fuels the crowd chanting for LAX. He then says that they are the king of the streets. LAX’s music plays and they run to the ring and jump The OGz with Konan calling the shots. Santana takes out King and Hernandez with tope con hilo.

Ortiz brings Homicide back in the ring and has an axe.

Security comes down to stop him but they get taken out.  Homicide then grabs the ring bell and there is a stalemate as LAX go back up the ramp as we go to break.

Back from break LAX are made at Konan for holding them back. Konan says they are running into rheir trap by coming to them with rage and anger. He says they have to wait for their moment to get revenge and their titles back.

IMPACT announces the dream match between The Young Bucks and LAX on the Chris Jericho Cruise.

oVe Cam:

Sami says that everyone online is saying that Sami is looking like an idiot. But oVe doesn’t care and say that they are going to take out the Lucha Brothers because now this is personal between them.

The Desi Hit Squad vs KM & Fallah Bahh:

Gama Singh introduces The Desi Hit Squad as they make their way to the ring.

KM & Fallah Bahh make their way to the ring for the match. The bell rings and here we go. Fallah Bahh and Gursinder start the match. Rohit comes in the ring and hits Fallah from behind they get the upperhand and try to hit an irish whip on him and Bahh stops them both and sends Gursinder to the corner while Rhoit is sent to the floor. Fallah hits a running splash on Gursinder then hits a back body drop. KM tells Fallah to pull his hair and Fallah does sending Gursinder to the mat. KM tags in and hits a scoop body slam and then tags in Fallah. Fallah signals for a rool but gets hit with a chopblock followed by The Desi Hit Squad hitting tag team maneuvers on Fallah. Gursinder goes for the cover but KM breaks up the pin. Rohit tags in after Gursinder brings Fallah into their corner. Rohit stays on the atrack until Fallah hits a big samoan drop on him. Both guys tag out and KM stays on the attack fighting off both memebers of the Desi Hit Squad. KM stacks them up in the corner and hits a huge splash. KM and Fallah then roll on both of them which sends both of the desi hit squad to separate corners. KM then tells Fallah to poke his eye out just like he does and shows him how to do it. KM then stops Fallah and tries to show him but the desi hit squad fight back for a little bit but KM fights back and teues to hit a slingshot ddt but comes up empty and we a little but of miscommunication the desi hot squad take the advantage and get the pinfall victory.

Winners: The Desi Hit Squad via pinfall 

Anthony Carelli is backstage hyping up Dustin Cameron for his world title match agaisnt Austin Aries. We then see Aries who says that he beat a world class athlete in Eli Drake to win the world title and doesn’t need to prepare for Dustin Cameron.

Back from break we see Johnny IMPACT neing interviewed backstage. Johnny says he wrestles to be the best in the industry and says that all Kongo Kong wants to do is hurt people. Jimmy Jacobs shows up and tells Johnny if he wants to find Kongo then he should take his glasses off and that he is just trying to be a nice guy. Johhny then attacks him and tells him to bring him the monster.

Austin Aries vs Dustin Cameron( IMPACT World Championship):

Dustin Cameron accompanied by Anthony Carelli makes his way to the ring. Austin Aries makes his way to the ring for his title defense in street clothes.

When Aries hands the title to the referee he is pretending to look nervous about losing it. The bell rings and here we go. Aries shakes Dustin’s hand and then takes him dosn with a german suplex and floats over him then paintbrushes him and slaps his back. Collar and elbow tie up Aries gets the advantage with a sideheadlock and picks up the speed by going back and forth. Aries is distracted by jawjacking with Anthony Carelli and gets caught by Dustin who takes him down and goes for the pin for not even a one count. Aries then looks to end the match by hitting a brainbuster and goes for the pin but stops the pin by picking him off the mat. Aries looks to go for a second brainbuster but Carelli throws in the towel to stop the match.

Winner and STILL IMPACT World Champion Austin Aries via match stoppage

Aries then locks inthe last chancery until Anthony Carelli comes in the ring to break it up. Carelli and Aries meet face to face and Anthony hits a lowblow on Aries which sends him running up the ramp only to find Eddie Edwards kendo stick in hand behind him. Eddie then hits him with the kendo stick and looked to hitba DDT but Aries escapes and runs to the back.

Alicia is interviewed backstage and her interview is interrupted by Eddie Edwards and says they are going to fix things betwen them because next week he becomes world champion. Alicia says she can’t deal with him and walks away.

Scarlett Bordeaux is interviewed at ringside but the interviewer is very nervous to speak. Scarlett ask if he is new and ask what’s his name. She asks Bobo if he wanted to ask her a question. She does the interview herself by asking herself questions about being a 10 in a world with threes and fours. She then reminds the crowd that she will not be hot shamed.

Grado, Katerina, and Joe Hendry are mad about Eli’s gift last week because he was cropped out of it. He then challenges him to a tag team match and declares his team winners cause Eli has no friends. Eli then grabss the Cult of Lee and says he has a partner.

Grado & Joe Hendry vs Eli Drake & Trevor Lee:

Grado and Joe Hendry accompanied by Katerina make their way to the ring for the match.

Eli Drake and The Cult of Lee make their way to the ring for the match. The Cult of Lee immediately attack Joe and Grado sending Joe to the floor. Grado is left alone in the ring while Katerina checks on Joe. Eli stays on the attack of Grado sending him into the corner with multiple shoulderblocks and a clothesline. Grado tries to fight back with puches and chops. Both guys go down and they try to tag out but Caleb pulls Joe off the apron which allows for Eli to hit the Gravey Train for the win.

Winners: Eli Drake & Trevor Lee via pinfall 

Lucha Brothers vs oVe:

oVe makes their way to the ring for the match. Lucha Brothers makes their way to the ring for the match.

Fenix jumps off of Pentagon to take out oVe. The lucha brothers slide to the outside then come back in and go under the arms of oVe then back out of the ring again. oVe then hit double suicide dives on the lucha brothers. Jake Christ and Fenix go at it while Dave Christ is attacking Pentagon. Dave and Pentagon come near the announce td able which scare the announcers. Dave then hit Pentagon with a straight right. Jake tries to bring Fenix the ring and sends him face first intonthe post. The lucha brothers fight back and gain control of the match and take down oVe as we go to break. Back from break and the lucha brothers are in control and hits Dave Christ with a big chop. Fenix comes bsck in the ring and hits Dave eith a big chop of his own. More tandem offense from the lucha brothers as they take out both members of oVe. Fenxi goes up to the top to setup the finisher but Sami Callihan gets involved which allows for oVe to take control. Fenix and Jake are alone in the ring and Jake gets control and locks Fenxi in a submission. Down the stretch oVe hit their finisher on Fenix and go for the pin but only get a nearfall. The lucha brothers fightbackand hit their finisher and go for a pin but only a nearfall. In the end Pentagon hits the fear factor for the win.

Winners: The Lucha Brothers via pinfall 

My Score: 7.5/10

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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?



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!


  • 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?



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.


  • 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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