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Ja’Von’s IMPACT Live Report (8/9/18)

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Official Results:

The Desi Hit Squad vs Taji Ishimori & Petey Williams: Taji Ishimori & Petey Williams via pinfall 

Alisha Edwards vs Tessa Blanchard: Tessa Blanchard via pinfall 

Matt Sydal vs Pentagon Jr: Pentagon Jr. via pinfall 

Austin Aries(c) vs Eddie Edwards( IMPACT World Championship): Austin Aries via pinfall

Play by Play:

IMPACT kicks off with the OGz and LAX brawling backstage.

The brawl goes all over the place and everything is being thrown at each other including hangers. Security finally shows up to stop Hernandez from dropping Santana over the stairwell railing but they get beaten up and the show finally starts.

The Desi Hit Squad vs Taji Ishimori & Petey Williams:

Gama Singh is in the ring and introduces The Desi Hit Squad as they come to the ring for the match. “The Bone Soldier” Taji Ishimori makes his way out to the ring and followed by his partner Petey Williams.

The bell rings and here we go. Gursinder gets the advantage on Taji by hitting him with a kick but Ishimori fights back and makes it yo the apron and takes down Gursinder. Williams tags in and hits a slingshot codebreaker on Gursinder. Rohit comes into the ring to save his partner but gets taken down by Petey. Williams then hits a low dropkick senton maneuver on both guys. Gursinder fights back and gains conteol of the match. Rohit tags in a they irish whip Williams and as he comes off the ropes Gursinder hits a low dropkick on his knee and Rohit stays on the attack. Rohit brings him to his corner and tags in Gursinder. Gursinder wears down Petey in the corner then tags back in Rohit. Rohit brings him to the center of the ring and hits a front face slam on Petey. Rohit then drags him back to his corner but Petey fights back out of the corner and takes out both guys allowing him to tag in Ishimori. Taiji hits a huge missile dropkick on both men. Taji stays on the attack but Rohit is able to fight back and regain control of the match abs sweeps the legs of Taji. Rohit then follows up with a double stomp to the chest. Petey comes in to help Taji and looks to hit the candian destroyer but to no avail. Gursinder would take out Petey and Rohit stays in control but down the stretch Petey is able to hit the Canadian Destroyer and Taji hits a modified DDT for the win.

Winners: Taji Ishimori & Petey Williams via pinfall 

We hear from Pentagon Jr eho says that Matt use to be a chsmpion but no he is not and questions everything including the universe. Pentagon says he is going to take Matt to his universe and the only thing that exist is pain.

Allie and Keira are interviewed backstage and they are talking about how Allie pinned Su Yung to win the tag match last week. The interviewer talks about how Tessa atfacked her after the match. Allie says that all she wants Su Yung she doesn’t care if its a non-title match. Allie promised to take out Su and Keria says that Su can bting all the bridesmaids and Tessa can join the party too. They say that Su’s time is up.

We see a video package showing the transformation of Eddie Edwards into who is today and how we got to this world title match tonight between him and Austin Aries.

Austin Aries is interviewed backstage abkut his world title match tonight against Eddie Edwards.

Austin Aries calls Eddie a carzy man carrying a kendo stick. He says that he has known Eddie for ten plus years. He wishes that he was wrestling the old Eddie tonight even though he is still better he says tonight’s match is going to be unpredictable and dangerous but he is still going to come out on top.

We see Grado, Joe Hendry, and Katerina backstage amd talk about what happened during their tag match last week. Grado asked if they were hugging and that’s why Joe couldn’t make the tag. Katerina says she was protecting Joe. Katerina then asked if he can’t beat Rli on his own cause Joe did. They then make up and leave together.

Alisha Edwards vs Tessa Blanchard:

Alisha Edwards makes her way tk the ring for the match. Tessa then makes her way tk the ring for the match.

The bell rings and here we go. Collar and elbow tie up and Tessa pushes her tk the corner. Alisha fights bsck and lays in the forearms but Tessa fights back and knocks her into the ropes. Tessa then hits Alisha with a gorilla press.

Tssaa stays on the attack but Alisha fights back and hits a couple of forearms and hits the ropes but hits checked by Tessa and hits her with a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Tesa then hits a suplex for a nearfall. Alisha fights bsck and gets a crucfix pin on Tessa for a two count. Tessa is done playing with Alisha and hits her with a couple of forearms to the back and takes her down for a two count. Alisha tries to get away but Tessa stays close to her and hits her with a knee to the gut. Alisha is able to escape and get Tessa’s arm caught on the ropes giving her some space. Alisha stays on the attack and hits a flatliner and both knockouts are down. They both eventually get back up but Alisha stays on the attack into a bulldog for a two count. Alisha still fighting and takes Tessa down for another nearfall. Tessa then fights back and grabs Alisha and hits a slingshot spinrbuster leading into the hammerlock DDT for thr win.

Winner: Tessa Blanchard via pinfall 

Aftet the match Tessa grabs a mic and says she just made an example of Alisha. She says that Allie may have everyone else fooled but not her. She says that the only thing Allie cares about is the knockouts championship. Tessa says if Allie is going after Su and the knockouts championship then she is coming for her.

Matt Sydal was interviewed backstage and ask him about his match tonight. Matt says that he may have lost the belt and the material piece but he still has the spirt of the X-Division Champion. He says he is going to use that to beat Pentagon Jr tonight. He says that he is going to get everyone tuned in and turned on and open our third eyes.

We see KM and Fallah Bahh backstage and they talk about what happend last week. While they were arguing they run into Scarlett Bordeaux who says their looking good. KM and Fallah Bahh are mesmerized by her.

Back from break and we see Scarlett Bordeaux meeting with IMPACT Mangement. She says the girls are mean to her and doesn’t feel safe getting in the ring with her. They give her own show call it the smoke show. They call her one of a kind.

Matt Sydal vs Pentagon Jr:

Matt Sydal makes his way to the ring for his match. Pentagon Jr makes his way to the ring for the match. The bell rings and here we go. They jaw jack for a while and Sydal tells Pentagon to open his third eye. Sydal then takes Pentagon down to the mat and begins to wear him down. Pentagon fights back and takes down Sydal with a huge kick to the chest. Pentagon then attacks the reconstructed knee of Sydal. Matt gets back up and props himself up in the corner but Pentagon stays on the attack attacking all the joints of Matt. Pentagon then kicks Sydal on the side of the head then rolls him up for a nearfall. Sydal then regains control of the match and attacks the leg of Pentagon. Sydal continues to tell him to open up his third eye and that he isn’t afraid of him. Pentagon fights back and hits two slingblades on Sydal.

Matt is able to escape and slide under the ring. Matt comes out on the other side and lures him to the floor and takes him out with a running knee. Sydal stays on the attack and focuses on the legs and knees of Pentagon. Pentagon is still on the ground and Sydal stays on the attsck and tells Pentagon that he is fearless. Pentagon fights back and hits a superkick on Sydal then eats a huge chop. Sydal fights back and hits a running knee on Pentagon off the apron with his reconstructed knee as we go to break.

Back from break Sydal is in control and goes to the top but gets caught by Pentagon. Sydal fights back and nails Pentagon with a spinning heel kick for a two count. Sydal sets Pentagon innthe corner and looks for the mount by Pentagon slides out and knocks him down and takes him out for a two count. Pentagon then looksto try and break Matt’s arm but Sydal escapes snd takes fown Pentagon for a two count. Sydal grabs and picks up Pentagon but he counters and hits a big chop and they trade and few chops before Sydal catches him with a knee then Pentagon regroups and hits the Pentagon Driver for a two count.

Sydal is in control and forces Pentagon into the corner snd hits a big splash to the back. Sydal then looks to hit the shooting star press but Pentagon gets the knees up and rolls him up for the nearfall. Pentagon then hits the fear factor for the pinfall victory.

Winner: Pentagon Jr. via pinfall

After the match on the titantron we see oVe and Sami is sicknof losing and says there will be some consequences. He says he looks like and idiot and people are talking about him online. Sami says one of them has to get their head shave. They both refuse but Sami choses Dave and makes Jake save his head. Sami says they are looking more like a family.

LAX Promo Segment:

Back from break and LAX and Konan make their way to the ring. Konan talks about how they beat the OGz at Slammiversary in a 5150 street fight a match they are undefeated in. The OGz appear and King says they don’t tell them watch to do. Konan calls him names but King says all they do is tell jokes while they have their titles. King admits that it was a setup. King wants this to be taken to the concerte jungle and ask if Konan is scared. Konan says that he made them who they are and says that their is only one group that runs the streets and that’s LAX.

We see Eddie Edwards backstage with his kendo stick and says it’s time to play.

Next Week:

Austin Aries(c) vs Eddie Edwards( IMPACT World Championship): 

Eddie Edwards makes his way to the ring to challenge for the world championship. Austin Aries makes his way to the ring to defend his world title against Eddie Edwards.

The bell rings and here we go. Collar and elbow tie up and A u.k stin Aries gets the advantage for a bit with a sideheadlock and Aries stands tall showboating. Back and forth with go and Aries gets caught with an overhead belly to belly suplex. Eddie then lays on the canvas making snow angles.

Eddie then chases him looking to shake his hand. As we go to break we see Aries trying to getback in the ring but Eddie walks up to him still trying to shake his hand. Back from break and Eddie Edwards is still holding the ring with Aries on the outside. They finally lock up again but Aries gains vontrol and boxs the ears of Rddie then looks to go for a suicide dive but gets caufht by a foream frkm Eddie. Eddie is in control and attacks Aries with multiple chops. Eddie rolls back in the ring to break the count. Aries begins to stumble away but Eddie follows him back in the ring. Aries looks for a brain buster but Eddie counters intona front face slam. Aries fights back and sends Eddie to the floor and finally hits the suicide dive. Aries brings Eddie back in the ring for a two count. Aries then floats over and takes down Eddie again for a two count. Aries then hits a huge chop on Eddie but Eddie enjoys it and ask for more. Aries looks to hit another chop but gets caught and Eddie hits him with a blue thunder bomb.

Back and forth we go and Eddie gets the advantage and hits Aries with a tiger driver for a two count. Aries fights back and locks in the last chancery but Eddie bites his fingers to escape the hold. Aries is mad now and looks to hit Eddie with the belt but the referee stops him which allows Eddie to hit a lowblow on Aries and roll him up for a two count. Things break down as Eddie accidentally hits the referee with a spin kick. Eddie then takes out Aries with a DDT and goes for the pin but the ref is still down. Eddie grabs the kendo stick and hits the referee. Aries then looks for the brain buster again but Eddie counters and hits him with the kendo stick. Eddie then begins to choke out Aries in the corner. Killer Kross comes out and hits doomsday on Eddie then Aries hits the brain buster on Eddie for the pinfall victory.

Killer Kross lays the calling card on Eddie. Aries and Killer Kross stand tall to close the show.

Winner and STILL IMPACT World Champion Austin Aries via pinfall 

My Score: 8/10


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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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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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