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

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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 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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