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Andrew’s Impact Wrestling Ratings & Analysis: 10/11/2019

The penultimate show leading to Bound for Glory! Does Cage get revenge? Does Ace Austin bang Eddie’s wife? Does Batman use the shark repellent? Let’s find out!

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The penultimate show leading to Bound for Glory! Does Cage get revenge? Does Ace Austin bang Eddie’s wife? Does Batman use the shark repellent? Let’s find out!

We ended off last week knowing that Melissa had to bail Cage out of jail and Taya was looking to get Havok to do some dirty work for her.

None of that probably turned out well, so it’s time to find out how these stories are fleshing out since we’re a little over a week away from Bound for Glory.

See Sami cares about fans and women, he may not respect them, but he cares:

Ratings:

  • Ace Austin vs Eddie Edwards: Austin wins via Loaded Glove Backfist – ** 1/2
  • Shera & Desi Hit Squad (Rohit Raju & Raj Singh) w/Gama Singh vs The Rascalz (Trey, Dez & Wentz): Raj wins via High Angle Falling Powerslam – ***
  • Knockouts Championship Match: Havok vs Taya Valkyrie(c): Havok wins via DQ – **
  • Moose vs Stephan Bonnar: Bonnar wins via DQ – * 1/2 
  • Katie Forbes vs Jordynne Grace: Grace wins via Grace Driver – ** 1/2
  • Jake Crist & Madman Fulton w/Dave Crist vs Tessa Blanchard & Daga: Tessa wins via Magnum – *** 1/4

 

Analysis:

Ace Austin vs Eddie Edwards –  So, new Ace Austin shirt is “AceAustin 3:16 I Just Banged Your Wife” and there were two female plants who were making out and marking out for Ace. Should be pointed out they were wearing AceAustin 3:69 t-shirts. All the corniness aside, it was amusing, the match was alright, and then Reno Scum comes to the ring. So Reno Scum pulls the referee out after the Boston Knee Party, then give Ace some metal to load his glove and dirty heel knockout! So a match that was actually alright and had potential at being great, was more of a story vehicle. Still alright, but since I hate the story, it doesn’t rank high for me.

-Promo with Rosemary and Taya. It continues the quirky and yet adorable relationship they have. Good stuff.

Shera & Desi Hit Squad (Rohit Raju & Raj Singh) w/Gama Singh vs The Rascalz (Trey, Dez & Wentz) – This was a simple but nicely executed classic style match. Heel team takes shortcuts and dominated Trey for most of the match, Eventually Wentz comes in with the hot tag and we see some high flying maneuvers from The Rascalz. Dez and Wentz do a double Suicide Dive, but Shera catches them both by the neck and slams them into the apron. Trey hits a Tornillo to wipe out the group, and Rascalz have a good shot at putting things away. However, Shera is too much of a force. Rascalz do a single, double and triple Superkick, all with little effect. Shera catches Wentz mid move, takes out the other two and slams down Wentz, then draping Raj on top for the pinfall. Really solid match and made Shera look like a beast.

Knockouts Championship Match: Havok vs Taya Valkyrie(c) – Tenille came out for commentary as is tradition with impending title matches. This was actually a competitive match, but we all saw the writing on the walls that something was going to happen. Taya had a great spot where she was hanging on the ring post out of Havok’s range, so it looked like King Kong swatting at planes. Taya picks Havok’s leg and had great offensive spots. Havok’s size proved to be too much, but John E. Bravo pulls out the referee and gets the disqualification to protect Taya. Havok beats the hell out of Bravo, Taya domes Havok with the belt and Tenille slides in to get some offense to stand tall. Decent match, just hindered from a predictable non-finish and the Tenille distraction didn’t do the match any favors.

-Ethan Page is a treasure:

Moose vs Stephan Bonnar – This was a little better than their Victory Road match since it was shorter, Bonnar came out with fire and even got cut open. The pace was a little awkward, but it was nice to see Bonnar hit a Spinning Heel Kick out of nowhere. Bonnar goes to the top rope, Moose throws Kid Ref into the ropes to crotch Bonnar and Kid Ref DQs Moose. So Moose got in some good offense, won in a shitty heel kind of way, and Moose continues the beat down on Bonnar. Shamrock makes the save, hits a nice Dropkick and a Belly to Belly Suplex, while we get the visual tap out when he puts Moose in the Ankle Lock. So it sets things up nicely, but it was a little bit of a throw away segment.

Katie Forbes vs Jordynne Grace – For those who don’t know, Katie Forbes is RVD’s lady, so I’m not surprised she got a chance to shine. Aside from Forbes being entertaining with her entrance and twerking, she showed she wasn’t a bad wrestler either. Forbes managed to put a few moves together, drove some shoulders into Jordynne in the corner, and when she went for, what I’m guessing is her version of the Stink Face, Jordynne stopped it and gave her an atomic wedgie. Vader Bomb and Grace Driver later, we see the end of Forbes’ in ring debut. All things considered, not a bad match, just Forbes’ whole gimmick could be distracting/irritating.

ImpactPlus Flashback Moment: X Division Ultimate X, Suicide vs Christopher Daniels vs Amazing Red vs Alex Shelley vs Chris Sabin vs Homicide, Bound for Glory, October 18, 2009

Jake Crist & Madman Fulton w/Dave Crist vs Tessa Blanchard & Daga – This was shorter than most Impact main events, but damn this was spicy from start to finish. Jake avoided Tessa for most of the match, Tessa and Daga worked well together to chop at Madman, and Dave Crist’s interference was done well. Tessa showed great passion trying to get her hands on Jake. Daga hit a gorgeous Tornillo on Madman to allow Tessa to hit the Magnum on Jake for the finish of the match.

-After the match, oVe beats down Daga and Tessa. Brian Cage shows up looking for Sami, starts running through oVe before Sami shows up and they handcuff Cage to the ropes after two “hits to the ding ding”. Melissa tries to show up to protect Brian, it looks like Sami will relent, but then he grabs Melissa and the rest of oVe holds Brian’s eyes wide as Sami lands the Piledriver on Melissa. 

Overall Score: 6.75/10

Now this was a fun show. The vignettes were amusing, the matches were mostly decent or definitely helped to hype the stories for Bound for Glory, which is only 8 days away now (since this goes up after midnight). Johnny Swinger even had a small moment after the Katie Forbes match. It’s just nice to see everyone get some time instead of feeling like you haven’t seen someone in a month.

Cage gets more fuel for his match with Sami, Tessa gets good momentum going into the ladder match and Ken Shamrock showed off a little bit, proving he can still go at 55 years old. Just a lot to take in and enjoy, plus Melissa in the Twitch chat always helps to keep the show fluid.

Since it was story based ring work, we never got that real great TV show stopper that Impact tends to do on occasion. So that brought the score down a little, but it’s still an enjoyable watch.


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