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Chris’ IMPACT Wrestling Results & Report! (9/13/18)

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Join Chris as he delivers live coverage of this week’s IMPACT Wrestling!!

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QUICK RESULTS:

  • The Lucha Bros. defeated The Cult Of Lee – pinfall, Pentagon pins Lee, Spiked Fear Factor
  • Alisha defeated Katarina – pin fall, roll up
  • LAX defeated The Fraternity – pin fall, blockbuster/ powerbomb combo, Ortiz pins Decker
  • Brian Cage defeated Kongo Kong pin fall, F-5
  • IMPACT World Title: Austin Aries(c) defeated Fallah Bahh – submission, Last Chancery

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IMPACT! WRESTLING – Sept. 13, 2018

 

Show opens with a recap of last week’s Knockouts action, with Allie and Keira saving Tessa from the coffin, The Lucha Bros. offer to Cage, the ceasefire between LAX and The OGz, and Moose’s reasons for backstabbing Edwards.

Austin Aries’ music hits, and out comes The Greatest Man Who’s Ever Lived with Killer Kross and Moose. Couches are set up in the ring for the champion and his crew.

Fans chant “douche” at Moose, Aries says “it’s very important to keep yourself clean, I agree with that.” Aries states they’re taking out everyone and no one will stop them.

Moose states they haven’t seen Edwards in a while, Aries says they should check on his wife, and out come KM and Fallah Bahh.

Aries offers them a banana, saying if Bahh ate more bananas, maybe he wouldn’t be so fat as he offers them seats in the ring.

KM said they have motivation from a pretty lady in the back to always to speak their mind. KM then calls Aries a liar and a rotten human being and a horrendous world champion. Aries says that’s okay, because when KM was champion… oh that’s right, he’s never been champion.

KM tells Moose best friends don’t stab each other in the back and starts the “douche” chant again.

Aries says they got off on the wrong foot and apologizes, saying as the champion things got chaotic, and he offers them a peace offering. Aries offers Bahh a World Title shot TONIGHT! Bahh shakes his hand in agreement, and the match is set for tonight!!

To the announce desk with Josh Matthews and Don Callis, as they run down what’s on the show tonight. Josh is thrilled for Bahh, Callis is worried.

Match One: The Lucha Bros. [Pentagon Jr. & Rey Fenix] vs The Cult Of Lee [Trevor Lee & Caleb Konley]

Pentagon starts against Lee. Chops to both Lee and Konley, Bros whip the two men into each other, then Fenix dropkick both to the outside, and the Bros pose in the ring.

**commercial break**

Back in as Lee controls Fenix in a corner, whips him across, Fenix goes outside, enziguri,  and a dropkick in. Off the ropes, The Cult drop Fenix in the top rope, Pentagon in, they both kick him and The Cult stands tall.

Konley in, Lee holds and he punches Fenix. Fenix fights back with chops, but a double thrust drops him into the corner.

Lee in, big boot, Pentagon breaks up the pin at 2. Konley back in with no tag, stomps, cover for nothing, then a choke. Back rake by Konley. Now chops in the corner and a knee stops Fenix.

Lee tags in and stomps Fenix in the corner. Konley chokes with his foot as the referee is distracted. Double team whip, misses the  clothesline’s, and a springboard elbow from Fenix takes them both out.

Fenix tags Pentagon, super kicks all around. Wheelbarrow cutter by Fenix on Lee, then a wheel barrow splash on Konley for two. Pentagon with a HUGH CHOP that echos in the arena on Konley! Tags in Fenix. Lee breaks up the Fear Factor, Konley backhands Pentagon, and a Doomsday Stomp on Fenix, Pentagon breaks up the pin at two. Konley and Lee with superkicks off the ropes.

Lee meets Fenix up top, Pentagon stops Konley from interfering, Fenix springboards into a dive on Konley outside, Pentagon hits a super lung blower on Lee for two.

Bros hit a spike Fear factor on Lee for the 1-2-3 as Fenix dives on Konley on the outside!!

Your winners: The Lucha Bros. (Pin fall)

3.5 out of 5

good back and forth action, made both teams look strong, which I didn’t expect with the recent Cult of Lee losing streak and Pentagon being World Champion. Felt a little like they were trying to fir more moves and spots in, which hurt a little of the story they were telling in the ring.

Video starts of oVe backstage saying they’re on the show so much because they sell tickets. Jake is mimicking Sami for the entire promo. Sami challenges Pentagon, Fenix and Cage to a  six-man tag team match at Bound For Glory, in an oVe Rules Match!!

Backstage, KM is celebrating Bahh’s opportunity, but Bahh looks worried. KM says they need advice from someone who’s been there, from former champions.

**commercial break**

KM and Fallah are now yelling for Eli, including into a dummy and an ATM

KM asks Eli to help make Bahh the face of IMPACT! and Eli says he’s only focused on going to Mexico next week and calling out all the “Tontos! Si! Tontos! Si!” Tells him he should get a cup… or in his case, a bowl.

Chris Jericho Cruise video

And now, the GWN Flashback Moment of the Week!

Backstage interview with Keira Hogan and Allie. Allie says she doesn’t like Tessa, but this isn’t about the Knockout’s Title, it’s about her promise to make sure nobody else goes into Su’s coffins.

**commercial break**

Bound For Glory and BFG television taping video package

Backstage interview with Tessa Blanchard. Says she doesn’t need Allie’s help and she seems right through her.

Match Two: Alisha vs Katarina

Katarina, of course, with no Grado or Joe Hendry after what happened last week.

Callis again asks what’s wrong with Joe for choosing Grado over Katarina.

Grado’s music hits and out he comes with Joe Hendry. Grado has trouble speaking to Katarina and Hendry blames her for his sad state. Hendry says he reacted too quickly last week, and he’s made a music video for Katarina. The song is called “Access Denied” and hits a “what did you do with your pirate brother” line.

Alisha then rolls her up for the 1-2-3

Your winner: Alisha (pin fall)

No Rating

There wasn’t a match here, just a segment and a roll up

Grado then says “Lol” and starts an “Access Denied” chant

Backstage we see KM and Bahh comes out with a glass bowl and a glass cup. KM explains Eli was making fun of him when the Smoke Show music hits, Scarlett says she’s proud of them and says a big strong man deserves gold for around his big strong waist. He then smashes the cup in his hand and he and KM rush off.

**commercial break**

Josh Matthews has a prerecorded interview with Johnny Impact. They recap last week, and the beating Impact took from Aries’ crew. Impact says Aries has his backup, but he will be back for Bound For Glory.

Matthews asks if he’s worried about Kross and Moose, Impact says it’s revealing that’s he’s surrounded himself with goons, and it shows he’s insecure.

Match Three: The Fraternity [Channing Decker & Trent Gibson] vs LAX [Santana & Ortiz](w/ Konnan)

Ortiz starts against the blonde frat bro (Decker), and starts whipping him with a chancla. Forearm from Decker,  he cartwheels and hits a dropkick for one. Tags in the brunette bro (Gibson), and the double team Ortiz. Slam and a leg drop, Santana starts slapping them, The gets caught in a springboard and gets turned inside out.

Cutter on the top rop, covers but Ortiz is on the bottom rope. Santana and Decker in, hits a DDT on Gibson off Deckers shoulders. misses a splash, and Decker hits a topei on Ortiz on the ramp. Gibson has Santana on his shoulders, Ortiz stops Decker, and Santana drops Gibson. LAX double team throw Gibson into a seated Decker in the corner, blockbuster powerbomb on Decker for the 1-2-3

Your winners: LAX – pin fall

3 out of 5

Lopsided win for LAX (duh) as this was mostly a warmup match for them. The Fraternity looks like a solid tag team with a good gimmick, I would like to see them back for real and maybe even a light shot at the Titles some day.

King and the OGz come out, saying there’s a cease fire,  but his boys are hungry. He challenges the LAX saying they won’t do anything. King says he doesn’t regret losing them as family or losing the fans support, he regrets that the kid they hit with the car is still breathing. He then challenges LAX to throw the first punch as we head back stage

Aries being interviewed, Alicia asks what his motivation was. He says he feels as jolly as Santa Claus, just handing out gifts. Says Bahh’s gift will end like everyone else’s shot, in defeat. Says the will be no one left in the locker room when he’s done.

**commercial break**

Bound For Glory package

Matthews recaps what just happened between LAX and the OGz

Another Bound For Glory package

KM giving Bahh a pep talk backstage when Rich Swann comes up and says tonight is his night!

Matt Sydal catches Swann after and says he can help him and show him the way. Swann says in Mexico, he wants to whoop Sydal’s ass

Promo for One Night Only: Night Of the Dummies, tomorrow on the GWN app

Next week we find out who will join the IMPACT! Hall of Fame

Match Four: Kongo Kong vs Brian Cage

*commercial break**

The meet in the middle and Kong knocks Cage off his feet. Forearm shots by Cage and he low bridges Kong onto the ramp. Goes for a slingshot, Kong hits a forearm to stop him, and slingshot crossbody back in for two. Powerslam and along goes up top. Cage meets him, Kong shoves him off and misses a stomp.

Cage charges, caught with a back elbow and his a powerslam. Springboard moonsault gets two. Kong goes for a chokeslam, Cage breaks it, drop toe hold on the top, Kong hits an elbow, rolling splash in the corner, covers for two.

Kong mounts the corner, Cage hits a sit out powerbomb out for two. Cage calls for the discus clothesline, Kong goozles him, throws him in the corner, does it again, goes for a chokeslam that Cage BACKFLIPS OUT OF!!! Cage hits the F-5 for the 1-2-3

Your winner: Brian Cage, pin fall

3.5 out of 5

A way better match then two men of this size should be having together. Kong continues to improve every time he’s in the ring and Brian Cage is just superhuman with some of the things he can do. Highlight of the night backflipping out of the chokeslam for sure!!

Cage has a mic, calls out Callihan and oVe. Says he will walk into BFG and decimate EVERY ONE!

Video package for IMPACT! in Mexico City

Announcers talk about Mexico, the main event and Bound For Glory.

KM and Bahh walking to the ring, and everyone in the locker room is cheering him on.

**commercial break**

Match Five, IMPACT World Championship: Fallah Bahh (w/ KM) vs Austin Aries(c) (w/ Killer Kross & Moose)

Moose and Kross are carrying chairs with them to the ring.

In-ring introductions make this match feel even bigger.

Aries talks smack to start, fakes the test of strength, headlock by Aries. Bahh lowers his head and Aries cartwheels off the ropes. Aries jokes with Moose.

Headlock by Bahh. Aries tries to shoot him off to no luck. Off the ropes a few times, Bahh gets exhausted, Aries chills on the top rope.

**commercial break**

During the commercial,  Aries did some gymnastic while Bahh sucked wind

Bahh hits a huge shoulder tackle, and then says No No NO!! Aries slaps Bahh, who delivers several receipts. Chops Aries down in the corner.

Whips Aries across burns misses the splash. Aries goes over, caught by Bahh but pokes the eyes, then a chop block brings him down. Stomps him and punches and kicks.

Aries begins stomping Bahh’s knee and then takes his back. Chop exchange. Aries tries a sunset flip, Bahh sits but Aries moved.

Aries calls for the Brainbuster, but cannot get him up. He boxes his ears. Bahh counters another Buster attempt into a suplex, chops down Aries. Whips him to the corner and hits a Samoan Drop for two. Aries grabs Bahh’s ankle as attempts to go up the turnbuckles. Aries looks for the Discus Clothesline but Bahh hits a belly to belly. Bahh rolls over Aries,  who counters into the Last Chancery. Bahh breaks on the ropes.

Aries goes for brainbuster, no luck. Discus clothesline, charges Bahh who gets the boot up, splashes him for two and 3/4!!!!

Aries climbs up with Bahh, sunset flip powerbomb into the Last Chansery and Bahh taps out!!

Your winner and STILL IMPACT World Champion: Austin Aries – submission

After the match, the beating begins for Bahh and KM.

They wrap the chair on KM’s head, and hit it with the chair, Aries’ crew stand tall as we go off the air!!

THAT’S ALL FOR TONIGHT!!

One Night Only: Night Of the Dummies is TOMORROW!!! Join me here as I will have all the results!

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Good night, and happy wrestling!!


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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Ratings & Analysis 3/22/2019

Andrew checks in on IMPACT to see how Johnny validates his betrayal of The Machine called Cage!

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Even though I rated last week barely above average, we did get a bigger story arc that people seemed to be interested in according to YouTube numbers.

That’s got to account for something when it drew some attention, even on a show that was a little lackluster. However, now we’re on the Go Home to Against All Odds!

With the TV special looming, Sami Callihan tries to make an example out of Richie and take the X Division title. Let’s see how that turns out!

Ratings:

  • Moose vs Trey: Moose wins via Spear – * 1/2
  • Fallah Bahh & KM vs Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards: Eddie wins via Boston Knee Party – ** 1/4
  • Ace Austin vs Damian Hyde: Ace wins via The Fold – **
  • Ethan Page vs Willie Mack: Mack wins via Stunner – ** 1/4
  • X Division Championship Match: Sami Callihan vs Rich Swann (c): Swann retains via Cradle – *** 1/2

 

Analysis:

Moose has a bone to pick with the Rascalz since they were making jokes about him striking out with Melissa. As for the match, I don’t know what happened here. Moose looked great with deliberate power moves, but Trey had more missteps than Johnny has last names. He got tied up in the ropes at least once, he came out of a Tiger Feint reversal weird, completely wiffed a Code Breaker attempt…and those are just the notable things that stuck out. I like the way Moose wrestled this match, but yeah, Trey was made the match rough. MOOSE!

Solid tag match, Eli and Eddie have this odd couple chemistry which is perfect. Eddie grabbed Kenny the kendo stick and Don said ” That’s the most famous Kenny in wrestling at the moment”. That popped me more than I’d like to admit, but the wrinkle came when Eddie threw Kenny back outside to Eli so Eli could hit KM while the ref continued to admonish Eddie. So Eddie is okay with Eli using Kenny and they seem to keep building this team nicely. Fun match.

GWN Flashback Match: Brian Cage vs Fenix ReDefined August 30,2018.

Rolando Menendez gets shoved into a trash can.

Ace Austin in another enhancement match, but this time he dominates better and shows off his agility. Ace looked smooth as butter, so a much better showing for the new talent.

Madison Rayne maybe?

Johnny explains his heel turn and blames the smarks. Starting to be a tired excuse for reasons, but hey, it’s wrestling. Johnny plays the “I’ve defended this title more than anyone” reasoning. He makes an analogy that people only watch wrestling for the crashes like NASCAR. Taya says they control the belts so they have the power. It was kind of a flat promo, but solidifies them as shitty heels.

Rosemary and Jim Mitchell have a moment where Rosemary says she’ll go back to the undead realm and talk to HIM, if Jim won’t give her what she wants. So we know where this is going. But since Supernatural was announced to be coming to an end, do things not bode well for Rosemary?

Decent match where Willie and Ethan both showed their hybrid abilities. Ethan’s “All Ego” has been biting him in the ass often enough during his time in IMPACT. A Cross Arm Iconoclasm gave Page a near fall, but Willie puts together the right combination of offense and lands the Stunner for the win. Nothing super special, but decent TV match.

 

Rolando interviews Disco at the bar. Glenn says he doesn’t have to try since it’s a girl. It’s actually quite amusing.

Melissa catches Gail Kim coming out of management’s office about Tessa’s earlier demands, and then a brawl between LAX and Lucha Bros kicks up.

Really good match between Swann and Callihan. Signature moves kicked out of, nice back and forth…just a generally solid match with good flurries from both men. Rich with the surprise Cradle win allows for Sami to get upset and we get a new face to IMPACT! Sawyer Fulton shows up and reveals an oVe shirt. Seems like he’s going by Mad Man Fulton in IMPACT. This all makes sense after being a part of Sami’s Death Machines stable in MLW as well.

 

Overall Score: 6/10

Decent show, slightly above average. The show felt a little better than last week, but still fell a little flat as a ‘Go Home’ show. We got a few good filmed segments either for comedy or story progression. Eli and Eddie’s match lends to more build for them. The main event was really good wrestling wise and story wise. Nothing was pushed by leaps and bounds, but we got everything we could want in a weekly TV show. Story progression, solid wrestling and different elements of entertainment.

Twitch Views:

  • 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
  • Week 6: High – 8,025/ Low – 5,300
  • Week 7: High – 14,400/Low – 9,800
  • Week 8: High – 7,200/Low – 4,500
  • Week 9: High – 9,700/Low – 4,000
  • Week 10: High – 4,900/Low – 4,150

Well now, first night of the NCAA Tournament could’ve played into a huge hit for the top end. The show comes in with it’s lowest viewership since being on Twitch. Yes, maybe the barely average show last week didn’t help, but whenever WWE has a lower audience during a large event, people love to use THAT as the reason. So see, I can do it too. You can’t stop me. No take backs.

All seriousness though, the show averaged like 4,600 viewers and after 3 fairly strong weeks, this has to be a disappointment. Next week is Against All Odds, so maybe people were taking the week off before the TV Special…but still, not great.


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Andrew’s IMPACT Wrestling Ratings & Analysis 3/15/2019

Andrew keeps the IMPACT Wrestling coverage coming! Does Brian Cage gets his title shot?

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So this show has potential to make some big story waves coming off the Dark War, Eli and Eddie trying on being a team and Brian Cage’s rematch.

That gives us a lot of unresolved issues with a few weeks until Against All Odds.

Speaking of unresolved issues…Ohio Versus Everything…amirite?!

 

Ratings:

  • Sami Callihan & oVe vs Willie Mack, Rich Swann & Tommy Dreamer: Callihan wins via Piledriver – ** 1/2
  • Glenn Gilbertti vs Kikutaro: Glenn wins via Chart Buster – ** 1/4
  • KM & Fallah Bahh vs Reno Scum: Fallah wins via Belly to Belly Suplex – **
  • Number 1 Contender Match: Tessa Blanchard vs Jordynne Grace: Grace wins via Grace Driver – *** 1/4
  • Desi Hit Squad vs Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards: Eddie wins via Kendo Stick Strike – ** 1/2

 

 

Analysis:

Well okay…this match was very, slapstick. Dreamer played up a lot of comedy. He readjusted from the top all the way to the bottom turnbuckle before doing a Double Axehandle. Sami spat a big loogie on his face and he ate it, which caused Sami to have a gross out face. Swann and Mack helped Sami do a kip up, they egged him on to do a Frog Splash. Then the match ends with Sami slipping out of a Spicolli Driver, hitting a groin claw and then Piledriver. Just a lot of goofball indy spots that some people enjoy but I don’t really care for. But hey, when puking on someone’s dick goes viral…I guess there’s definitely a crowd for this.

Melissa is back on twitch video! So yup, I think they figured out their formula unless she has a conflicting booking.

Rascalz segment, just watch:

Alright, Disco was amusing. He asked for a clown, got Kikutaro and went to the announce table just to say ” Isn’t this guy like the champion of New Japan or something”. As for the match, it’s alright. Disco is still in great shape, plays up goofy jerk, hits his Disco move occasionally and even attempts the Village People’s Elbow. Which is the People’s Elbow but he does the YMCA dance first. Kikutaro did some Muta references during the match, so that was a little neat. Not bad for what it was, but two comedy matches to get the show rolling is a little rough.

Rolando Menendez investigative reporter segment with Taya. Taya says she’s concerned but I don’t buy any of this. Johnny CharismaVacuum needs to drop the belt.

Scum took out Fallah early, so it was a lot of KM fighting from underneath. Fallah eventually got back to the apron, wanted the hot tag and performed decently while favoring his leg. Short match, but not bad, just short and a little simple.

Konnan asks Pentagon and Fenix when the rematch is and they basically blow him off in cool Spanish Cero Miedo kind of ways.

LAX segment after the commercial break with a pissed off Konnan with Ortiz and Santana playing more comedy support. Scarecrows man.

Tessa dominated most of this match, and it was a solid match. But Tessa’s temper and the Gail Kim situation distracted her numerous times to yell at the referee or the crowd. After the loss Tessa freaks out and tries to kill the bell keeper kid in a pink shirt and pizza tie. Gail comes in for the save and clears Tessa out. Hopefully this leads to a match at Rebellion.

After the altercation in the ring:

GWN Flashback Match: Sting vs RVD at TNA Slammiversary 2010.

Broken Bunny back stage segment. Rosemary doesn’t know where the rest of the Bunny is, so it seems like we’re going to keep this angle going a little longer.

The tag match was actually really solid even though it was really short. But there was some nice story elements when Eli got frustrated, slides in, takes out the other two but Gama distracts the ref and Eli throws in Kenny and Eddie uses it, then throws it back out seamlessly for the pinfall. Eli and Eddie actually look like they have a moment of understanding. This could be the birth of a great tag team run.

Another GWN Flashback? Abyss vs Sabu at TNA Turning Point 2005. So…did someone hit the wrong button or did Melissa and Don get busy so this is in lieu of the Skype sessions? Ahh the barbed wire sandwich match, that’s right!

And Melissa accidentally interrupts the show feed after the Flashback. She always has some kind of technical difficulty. So glad she committed to the gimmick.

Well Killer Kross carries out Johnny’s body and a cinder block. It looks like he’s going to smash Johnny’s head, security tries to break it up, Kross kills them. Taya drags out Cage to help, Cage refuses until Taya gets involved. Cage slides in to protect Taya, and then she low blows him. Johnny kips up and the beat down of Cage begins. Taya and Johnny are now heels, Kross is laughing on the outside, and Cage is knocked out with the cinder block in the ring. Top 10 Anime Betrayals.

 

Overall Score: 5.5/10

Okay show from Impact Wrestling. Also, I’m very picky with my brand of comedy, and what Dreamer was doing and the whole Disco/Kikutaro segment was fine. But it felt a little odd especially when the oVe/Rich Swann story is so personal and gritty, then you have goofy spots. It’s just a tone shift I don’t appreciate. It’s like if Metallica did Children’s Songs (yes it’s a reference to the old Jim Breuer joke…but if you get that, then you know what I mean).

So yeah, if you ask me, this just felt like an entire filler episode. Aside from the heel turn from Taya and Johnny (that most saw coming after the disingenuous satellite interview last week), this was mostly skippable.

Twitch Views:

  • 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
  • Week 6: High – 8,025/ Low – 5,300
  • Week 7: High – 14,400/Low – 9,800
  • Week 8: High – 7,200/Low – 4,500
  • Week 9: High – 9,700/Low – 4,000

This is another slow start week. Granted some of it could’ve been because of the ROH Anniversary show, but the high is actually the 3rd best historically. Also a point of note is that after the numbers shot up (took about 30 minutes), the viewers never dropped below 8,500. I’m surprised the number stayed as strong as it did for a show that was tied with the lowest score I’ve given so far this year.

Funnily enough,  the last 5.5 show came two weeks before UNCAGED, and we’re two weeks before Against All Odds. I wonder if that’s a coincidence or a trend that two weeks before a big show is the throw away show? Only one way to find out, right?


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