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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Ratings & Analysis (5/31/2019)

Glenn has to pay against Tessa tonight! Impact also brings more ECW memories from the 2300 Arena! 

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Glenn has to pay against Tessa tonight! Impact also brings more ECW memories from the 2300 Arena!

Impact has had a string of really good main events and solid shows. Filling the stories for the injured Brian Cage has actually been really easy.

Elgin debuting at Rebellion and this extended time before his title shot, gives us all a good opportunity to see what he’s about before the big match.

Let’s see what kind of message oVe has this week, and jump into the show!

Ratings:

  • Moose & The North vs RVD, Sabu & Tommy Dreamer: RVD wins via 5 Star Frog Splash – ***
  • Glenn Gilbertti vs Tessa Blanchard: Tessa wins via Forearm Knockout – N/A
  • Desi Hit Squad vs The Deaners: Cody wins via School Boy – ** 1/4
  • Street Fight: Killer Kross vs Eddie Edwards: Eddie wins via Boston Knee Party – *** 1/4
  • Johnny Impact & Michael Elgin vs Rich Swann & Willie Mack: Swann wins via 450 Splash – *** 3/4

 

Analysis:

Well Kid Ref allowed this match to be held under ECW rules. Moose played into the RVD story by using his catch phrases, failing at a Rolling Thunder, and just generally doing what RVD said this generation of wrestler does. As for the match, it was good nostalgia and even Super Genie got involved a bit. Spicolli Driver, Arabian Facebuster, Van Daminators and Frog Splashes. This was all good fun nostalgia and a decent match. Hard to be mad given the participants.

So Glenn cuts a bit of a promo before the match, talks about the Women’s Revolution being a car crash waiting to happen. He has a line about if she has daddy issues, he can be her daddy. That incites her, a bunch of stiff shots to the head, one good forearm catches his jaw, and Disco goes to sleep. A chant of “She’s your daddy” breaks out as Tessa walks off victorious. A good segment, but not much of a match.

Two well matched tag teams with their own gimmicks. Deaners are fun loving red necks, Desi Hit Squad is classic foreign heel team. This is a solid match, and the fact Cody is seen as the weaker link, and he figured out a way to win, is a neat piece to the puzzle. Deaners are a fun team that are easy to get behind.

So Kross came out looking like he was ready for war and damn he nearly murdered Eddie. Great, physical contest between these two. Kross pulled out some lead knuckled gloves to try and finish Eddie, but SANDMAN showed up with his kendo stick, beat down Kross and Eddie finished him off. After the match, Sandman presents Eddie with a new Kenny! Also as a Twitch exclusive, Eddie and Sandman had a beer bash in the crowd while Enter Sandman played! So that’s why they’re just showing it on Twitch, I don’t wanna pay Metallica royalties either.

 

Impact Plus Flashback Moment: Raven vs Rhino Raven’s Rules NWA World’s Championship, TNA Unbreakable, September 11,2005

Not a bad tag team main event at all! Constant action, great big moves from everyone…and then we see the heels do heel stuff. A few miscommunications annoyed Elgin to the point of just walking away from the match. Swann takes advantage of the fissure, hits a Lethal Injection, into a 450 for a win to keep his momentum.

 

Overall Score: 7.5/10

We got a lot of ECW nostalgia being in the 2300 Arena, stories got moved along nicely and the show flowed very nicely. It was a very easy 2 hours, Sandman’s appearance was fun and Tessa knocking out Disco was awesome as well. Hard to be upset with the show. Nothing was insanely blow away or high stakes, but everything was good.

Twitch Views:

  • 5/3/2019 – LOW: 4,000/HIGH 6,550
  • 5/10/2019 – LOW: 3,800/HIGH: 7,130
  • 5/17/2019 – LOW: 6,900/HIGH: 12,220
  • 5/24/2019 – LOW: 5,200/HIGH: 10,070
  • 5/31/2019 – LOW: 4,550/HIGH: 8,075

Well okay, we don’t get 3 weeks straight of 10k viewers, but on average this was solid. The show never really dropped below 7,000 once the stragglers remembered the show was on. No monumental shifts in average or highs, just slight increases. But any kind of forward movement is a good sign.

 


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