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Chris’ IMPACT! Wrestling Results & Report (9/20/18)

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IMPACT Wrestling Results & Report

For the first tim ever, IMPACT! Wrestling comes to us from Mexico!!!

QUICK RESULTS

  • oVe d. Aerostar, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Laredo Kid – pinfall, oVe pinned Vikingo, Doomsday Cutter
  • Eli Drake d. Trevor Lee – pin fall, Gravy Train
  • King d. Chronus – pin fall, spinning back fist
  • Faby Apache d. Alisha – pin fall, sit out powerbomb
  • The Lucha Bros. d. Matt Sydal & Rich Swann – pin fall, Fenix pins Sydal, muscle buster power bomb
  • IMPACT! Title: Austin Aries(c) d. El Texano Jr. – pinfall, brainbuster

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IMPACT! Wrestling from Mexico

Video package recapping last week starts us off.

Match One: Aerostar, El Hijo Del Vikingo & Laredo Kid vs oVe [Jake Crist, Dave Crist & Sami Calihan]

Nice touch here as the ring announcement for the Mexican trio was in Spanish and announced them as the “Technicos”

Brisk pace to start between Sami and Laredo, everyone in, kicks all around leave Laredo standing. “Mexico” chant for the Technicos. Dave and Laredo in, Laredo flying everywhere, hits a front kick sending Dave to the floor. Jake cuts him off, superkick to the back of the head, then chin, and a crescent kick takes him down. Aerostar in with a headscissor interrupted by Sami with a powerbomb.

Vikingo in and walks across the ring on HIS HANDS!!! Front kick by Sami takes him down. Misses in the corner, Vikingo with a hurricanrana. Hits a tope con hilo, but oVe catches him and hits a powerbomb in the apron. Laredo and Aerostar on the top buckle, Aero goes off Laredo’s shoulders and dives on oVe on the floor. Laredo follows with a delayed moonsault!!! Vikingo follows with a shooting star press!!!

Brawling begins all around he ring. Laredo tosses in Sami, who hits a huge clothesline. Mounted punches and tries to rip the mask. Tags in Jake.

Jake takes out Aero and Vikingo and a savate kick to Laredo off a toss. Sami and Jake toss Laredo out of the corner.

Vikingo tags in against Jake. Jake tosses Vikingo into the buckles, sets him in them and kicks his back. Double kick to a held Vikingo, Laredo breaks up the pin at 2. Dave tags in.

They toss Vikingo who hits a senton on Jake. Aero In, hits a springboard off Dave into a double cutter, then a springboard code breaker on Dave. Vikingo hits a splash, Laredo hits a 450, all men cover, broken up by Sami and Jake.

oVe all pick up an opponent and tombstone, all get two on their man. Dave puts a Vikingo on his shoulders. Jake with a doomsday cutter off Sami’s shoulders for the 1-2-3

Your winners: oVe (pin fall)

Rich Swann is back stage and runs into Matt Sydal. Says they’ve had misunderstanding but he wants Swann to succeed. Susan says he received a divine transmition that they’re supposed to be a tag team, and they’ll face The Lucha Brothers, TONIGHT!!

**commercial break**

Backstage we see Sexy Starr getting ready when Tessa Blanchard walks in. Tells Starr she can’t put her stuff where the champion sits and if she wants to make it she better start moving. Faby Apache then approaches asking what Tessa’s problem is, and telling her around here, they treat each other with respect. Tessa says she thinks she has a better locker room anyway and walks away.

To the announce table for Josh Matthews and Don Callis, and they talk about Tessa’s disrespect and run down the card.

Next up, Eli Drake has an open challenge! Eli starts by saying he came to Mexico looking for a real challenge, but all he found was “tontos! Si!” And challenges anyone to come out.

Match Two: Eli Drake vs Trevor Lee

Trevor Lee answers the challenge with a referee in arm, and Eli jumps him. Trevor gets Eli in the corner and stomps away and celebrates. Kick and uppercut, Trevor then gets whipped across and Eli hits the uppercut. Forearm send Eli to the floor who then trips Trevor on the apron.

Back in, Eli chokes him on the middle rope, then hits a leg drop across the back of his neck. Trevor then drops Eli on the top rope, hits a back breaker for two. More corner work, as they’ve move from one to the next. Eli then charges out with a clothesline, scoop slam, and Eli drops him, goes for the Faby train and Lee reverses into a pin with the tights for two. Eli picks him back up, hits The Gravy Train for the 1-2-3

Your winner: Eli Drake (pin fall)

Earlier today, we see the OGz saying they need to get out of this trash town, and they’re going to get the LAX to break the cease fire.

**commercial break**

Match three: King (w/ Homicide & Hernandez) vs Chronus

Chronus looks like a masked Spartan warrior.

Handshake to start and the OGz jump Chronus. Cutter by Homicide. Now the bell rings, match starts.

Spinning back fist by King for the 1-2-3

Your winner: King (pin fall)

King gets a mic, calls out Konnan, tells him to ignore the cease fire. Calls them nothing but cowards.

**commercial break**

Bound For Glory video package.

LAX back stage and Santana is sick of the OGz. He asks Konnan where his heart went? Konnan tells them not to tell him how to run his business. Says he won’t break the cease fire, because if they do, The Comission will make sure they disappear. Says their match at BFG will be a Concrete Jungle Match.

Match four: Alisha vs Faby Apache

Apache had her head shaved at TripleMania this year.

Collar and elbow to start, Apache takes her down into an ankle lock, Alisha reverses, but reversed back. Arm drags and leg trips by Faby and a stand-off. Kick exchange, then chops, snspamare  dropkick by Faby.

Scoop slam and a leg drop by Faby for two. Drop toe hold onto a surfboard by Faby, into a face buster!!! Back elbow from Alisha stops a charge and then she hits a slow hurricanrana. Forearm strikes, into a wheelbarrow roll up for  one. Alisha charges a corner, Faby hits a superkick for two.

Alisha off the ropes kicks in an headscissor octopus but Faby walks to the ropes. Alisha hits a clothesline to take her down, both women up, Alisha hits a flatliner for two. Alisha goes up top, hits a cross body, then Faby hits a running boot and a sit out powerbomb for the 1-2-3

Your winner: Faby Apache (pin fall)

Josh Matthews interviews Faby with a translator, who says she represents women’s wrestling and she wants to face Tessa NEXT WEEK!!

El Texano Jr. getting interviewed backstage, he welcomes Austin Aries to Mexico. Says he will win the title and ride off into the sunset as champion!

**commercial break**

Scarlett Bordeaux back stage, she’s got a huge announcement next week

Match five: Rich Swann & Matt Sydal vs The Lucha Bros. [Pentagón Jr. & Fenix]

Fenix is wearing his AAA Mega Championship to the ring tonight (nice touch)

Penta shoves Swann as he enters the ring.

Swann and Fenix start. Collar and elbow, go behind by Swann,  reversed, throws Fenix into the ropes, springboard after springboard, trip, Fenix misses a moonsault and they flip away and a stand off.

Pentagón  and Sydal tag in. Taunts to start. Kick from Pentagón, and another when Sydal tries to roll. Fenix tags in and they both kick Sydal. Fenix hits an assisted cutter on Matt and they kick away at Swann. Fenix hits a double stomp for one. Superkick from Fenix to Matt, body scissor splash for two.

Sydal hits a kick for one. Snapmare and he tags in Swann who hits a rolling hilo over the top rope. Swann gets Penta in a corner and snapmares him out. Double team on Penta, he kicks them both, and tags in Fenix.

Springboard double cutter by Fenix, then a tornado con hilo on both men on the floor. Fenix hits a superkick on Sydal on the floor, as he tries to enter he gets an enziguri from Swann, who then hits a twisting con hilo from the top to the floor

**commercial break**

Fenix with a springboard crossbody to Sydal, who hits a spinebuster. Misses a charge, Fenix gets a knee after a roll through. Double team on Fenix, Penta interrupts, Swann sets him up for an enziguri, both Swann and Sydal hits top rope frankensteiners, Swann gets a two on Fenix. Both men up top and interrupted by Penta and Fenix. Fenix hits a double stomp on Swanns neck, then Penta hits a package oiledriver teal on the apron.

Fenix then hits a Muscle Buster powerbomb on Sydal for the 1-2-3

Your winners: The Lucha Bros. (pin fall)

oVe hits the ring and taunts the Brothers from outside the ring. Cage comes out and evens the odds and oVe retreats.

Backstage interview with Aries and his crew. Aries says tonight, he takes on Texano because there’s no one left to challenge him.  Says the title will stay right where it is, on his shoulder. Moose then takes a selfie with the interviewer.

**commercial break**

Backstage the Desi Hit Squad are getting massages, saying next week they have a non-title match against LAX. Gama interrupts  saying it’s not time to relax and they need to get their heads right. They proceed to beat each other.

Joe Hendry’s new music video debuts next talking about his “Best Friend” and how he won’t abandon Grado for Katarina.

GWN Flashback Moment of the Week is an Ultimate X Match: Petey Williams vs Chris Sabin vs Matt Bentley

Video package covering Allie’s promise that no one will go in Su Yung’s coffin

**commercial break**

Announcers hype the main event, saying KM is still recovering at home as well.

They hype next week as well.

They then announce their 2018 IMPACT! Hall of Fame inductee – ABYSS!!!!

Match six, IMPACT! World Championship: El Texano Jr vs Austin Aries(c) (w/Killer Kross & Moose)

Arm ringer by Aries, reversed by Texano and back by AA. Aries gets out of a head scissor take down, and chills on the top rope.

Texano takes down AA and hits a con hilo and chills on the corner himself. AA snaps Texano off the top rope, goes for a con hilo himself but Texano moves. They brawl on the floor as we head to commercial.

**commercial break**

Aries knees Texano in the corner, works him over against the ropes, and in the corner again. Back take to Texano and then he takes him to another corner.

Texano reverses a whip, AA floats over. Texano gets a back rake of his own and a second. Goes for a third against the ropes and AA hits his knees. Texano hits a back breaker and chops in the corner. Texano then hits a leg lariat for two.

AA rolls out and wants to leave. AS he goes back in, he grabs the bull rope, which is taken by the ref. AA grabs the title, referee sees him, Texano hits a superkick, whips him with he rope, covers and AA gets his foot on the rope at 2

Texano goes for a powerbomb, AA reverses for a brainbuster and the 1-2-3

Your winner, and STILL champion: Austin Aries (pin fall)

Johnny Impact appears on the video screen, says they put him on the shelf, and he may not be medically cleared by BFG, but he promises, he will be seeing him a little sooner than he thinks. AA says he’s not stupid, Impact has to be there somewhere.

Impact comes down the ramp, jumps AA in the ring. Superkick to Kross, knocks Moose off the apron. The heels regroup, when all of the suddenness a kendo stick starts hitting them, and Eddie Edwards is jumping them from behind!!!

Impact and Edwards stand tall as when go off the air!!!

 

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Make sure you check out The Bearded IMPACT! Podcast, every Friday on all your favorite podcast services!!!

GOOD NIGHT EVERYBODY!!!


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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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