IMPACT WRESTLING 09.02.2021 Recap + Review – Dreamer vs. Ace, An OUTLANDISH Debut, Cardona & Green vs. Raju & Shera

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VENUE: Skyway Studios (Nashville, TN)
COMMENTATORS: Matt Striker & D’Lo Brown

Impact Wrestling’s main event this week has Victory Road implications as Tommy Dreamer attempts to get himself inserted into the World Title match by beating Ace Austin. Also on the show Josh Alexander defends the X-Division Title against a returning former champion, Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green team up against Rohit Raju & Shera, and Brian Myers begins recruiting another protege. One of the options? Very OUTLANDISH.

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Christian Cage
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: “The Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Good Brothers (“Big LG” Doc Gallows & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Decay (“The Demon Assassin” Rosemary & Havok)

LINEUP

  • Taylor Wilde, Jordynne Grace, & Rachael Ellering vs. The Influence (**)
  • Crazzy Steve & Black Taurus vs. No Way & Fallah Bahh (**1/4)
  • Josh Alexander [c] vs. ??? for the IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green vs. Rohit Raju & Shera (**)
  • Tommy Dreamer vs. Ace Austin (**)

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‘IMPACT WRESTLING’ 08.26.2021 Recap + Review – Swann & Mack vs. Good Brothers, Christian and Ace Face Off, NWA Empowerrr Hype

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VENUE: Skyway Studios (Nashville, TN)
COMMENTATORS: Matt Striker & D’Lo Brown

Impact Wrestling begins the march to Victory Road as Christian Cage comes face to face with #1 contender Ace Austin for the first time. Impact also dedicates a fair bit of time to this Saturday’s NWA Empowerrr as Deonna Purrazzo gets physical with Mickie James and Melina, and in the main event Rich Swann & Willie Mack face off against The Good Brothers in non-title action.

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Christian Cage
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: “The Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Good Brothers (“Big LG” Doc Gallows & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Decay (“The Demon Assassin” Rosemary & Havok)

LINEUP

  • Chris Sabin vs. Sami Callihan (**3/4)
  • David Finlay vs. Chris Bey (***)
  • Taylor Wilde vs. The Influence (**)
  • Rich Swann & Willie Mack vs. The Good Brothers (**)

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‘IMPACT WRESTLING EMERGENCE 2021’ Recap + Review – Christian vs. Myers, Alexander vs. Something

DATE: August 20, 2021
VENUE: Skyway Studios (Nashville, TN)
COMMENTATORS: Matt Striker & D’Lo Brown
VIEWING METHOD: Impact’s Ultimate Insider YouTube Channel (On Demand)

Impact Wrestling Emergence 2021 features the first World Title defense of Christian Cage as he takes on “The Most Professional Wrestler” Brian Myers. The X-Division Championship is also on the line as Josh Alexander defends against Jake Something.

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Christian Cage
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: “The Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Good Brothers (“Big LG” Doc Gallows & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Decay (“The Demon Assassin” Rosemary & Havok)

LINEUP

  • Matt Cardona vs. Rohit Raju (***1/4)
  • Tasha Steelz, Savannah Evans, Fallah Bahh, & No Way vs. Decay (**3/4)
  • Petey Williams vs. Steve Maclin (***)
  • Taylor Wilde vs. Madison Rayne (**)
  • #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH: Sami Callihan vs. Chris Sabin vs. Moose vs. Ace Austin (***)
  • Josh Alexander [c] vs. Jake Something for the IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (****1/4)
  • Melina & Trey Miguel vs. Deonna Purrazzo & Matthew Rehwoldt (***)
  • The Good Brothers [c] vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack vs. Violent By Design for the IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/4)
  • Christian Cage [c] vs. Brian Myers for the IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)

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IMPACT WRESTLING SLAMMIVERSARY 2021 Recap + Review – Omega vs. Callihan No DQ, Purrazzo vs. Mystery Opponent, Sabin vs. Moose

DATE: July 17, 2021
VENUE: Skyway Studios (Nashville, TN)
COMMENTATORS: Matt Striker & D’Lo Brown
VIEWING METHOD: Fite TV

Slammiversary 2021 welcomes back the Impact Wrestling faithful, as Kenny Omega defends the World Championship against Sami Callihan in a No-DQ match. Will AEW’s Omega continue to have an iron grasp on Impact’s top prize or can Callihan bring the gold home? The X-Division and Tag Team Championships are also on the line in multi-man/team matches and Deonna Purrazzo defends the Knockouts Championship against a mystery opponent. 

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Kenny Omega
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: “The Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Violent By Design (Joe Doering, Rhino, & Deaner)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Rosemary & Havok (beat Fire ‘n Flava during the Slammiversary pre-show)

LINEUP

  • ULTIMATE X: Josh Alexander [c] vs. Trey Miguel vs. Ace Austin vs. Rohit Raju vs. Chris Bey vs. Petey Williams for the IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***3/4)
  • Matt Cardona & ??? vs. Brian Myers & Tenille Dashwood (*1/2)
  • Eddie Edwards vs. W. Morrissey (***)
  • FinJuice vs. Madman Fulton & Shera (NR)
  • Chris Sabin vs. Moose (***1/4)
  • Violent By Design [c] vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack vs. The Good Brothers vs. ??? & Fallah Bahh for the IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • Deonna Purrazzo [c] vs. ??? for the IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)
  • NO DQ: Kenny Omega [c] vs. Sami Callihan for the IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (****)

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‘IMPACT WRESTLING’ 06.17.2021 Recap + Review – Callihan/Callis Fallout, Kojima vs. Rhino, Maclin Debuts

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VENUE: Skyway Studios (Nashville, TN)
COMMENTATORS: Josh Mathews & D-Lo Brown

With Sami Callihan getting fired at the end of Against All Odds, what does that mean for the planned main event of Slammiversary? The situation will be resolved this week, thanks to a special Anthem rep with two very big announcements. Also on the show Kojima battles Rhino in a singles match with Tag Team Title implications (heh?), Steve Maclin makes his in-ring debut, and much more!

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Kenny Omega
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: “The Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Violent By Design (Rhino, Deaner, & Joe Doering)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Fire ‘n Flava (Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz)

LINEUP

  • TJP vs. Black Taurus (***)
  • Josh Alexander vs. Madman Fulton (**1/2)
  • Jason Page vs. Steve Maclin (SQUASH)
  • Rachael Ellering vs. Tenille Dashwood (***)
  • Satoshi Kojima vs. Rhino (**)

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‘IMPACT WRESTLING’ 02.02.2021 Rundown + Thoughts – Swann/Dreamer vs. Moose/Bey, TJP vs. Raju, No Surrender Build

COMMENTATORS: Matt Striker & D-Lo Brown

Rich Swann teams with his No Surrender opponent Tommy Dreamer in the main event this week to take on Moose and Chris Bey. Also on the show Rohit Raju takes on TJP in a non-title match, Jordynne Grace takes on Susan, and Larry D wrestles for the first time since getting out of jail. 

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Rich Swann
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: TJP
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Good Brothers (“Big LG” Doc Gallows & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Fire ‘n Flava (Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz)

LINEUP (Match of the Night in Bold)

  • Havok vs. Tasha Steelz
  • Josh Alexander vs. Madman Fulton
  • Crazzy Steve vs. Larry D
  • Jordynne Grace vs. Susan
  • TJP vs. Rohit Raju
  • Rich Swann & Tommy Dreamer vs. Moose & Chris Bey

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[TV Rundown] ‘IMPACT WRESTLING’ 01.26.2021 – A Rascal Returns, Fire ‘n Flava Festival, Edwards vs. Myers

COMMENTATORS: Matt Striker & D’Lo Brown

This week on Impact Wrestling we get the first two matches announced for the next Impact Plus show, an 8-man tag team main event, a Fire ‘n Flava Festival that goes about as well as you’d expect, and…yeah. Sorry lost my train of thought there.

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Rich Swann
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: TJP
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Good Brothers (“Big LG” Doc Gallows & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONS: Fire ‘n Flava (KIera Hogan & Tasha Steelz)

LINEUP

  • Josh Alexander & Matt Cardona vs. Ace Austin & Madman Fulton
  • Eddie Edwards vs. Brian Myers
  • Rosemary vs. Tenille Dashwood
  • Cousin Jake vs. Joe Doering
  • Rich Swann, Willie Mack, Tommy Dreamer, & ??? vs. Moose, Chris Bey, Sami Callihan, & Ken Shamrock

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[TV Rundown] ‘IMPACT WRESTLING’ 01.19.2021 – Private Party Appear. Goodbye Valkyrie, Moose/Swann Confrontation

COMMENTATORS: Matt Striker & D-Lo Brown

If you thought the AEW/Impact crossover was going to cool down after Hard to Kill then you thought wrong, as this week’s episode features a whole lot more of that in the form of Private Party, a decidedly put together carny Matt Hardy, and…Tony Khan himself? Weird. Also on the show Rich Swann confronts Moose, Brain Myers picks a fight with Fallah Bahh, and Taya Valkyrie says goodbye. Sort-of.

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Rich Swann
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: Manik/TJP
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Good Brothers (“Big LG” Doc Gallows & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Fire ‘n Flava (Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz)

LINEUP

  • Rhino vs. Eric Young (*1/2)
  • Jordynne Grace & Jazz vs. Kimber Lee & Susan (*3/4)
  • Fallah Bahh vs. Brian Myers (*3/4)
  • #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH: Chris Sabin & James Storm vs. Private Party (**3/4)

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[Event Recap] ‘IW FINAL RESOLUTION 2020’ – Swann vs. Bey, Anderson vs. Page, Kenny Omega Appears

DATE: December 12, 2020
VENUE: Skyline Studios (Nashville, TN)
COMMENTATORS: Josh Matthews & Madison Rayne
VIEWING METHOD: Impact Plus

Impact Wrestling presents its final Impact Plus special of 2020, Final Resolution, with an absolute banger of a main event on paper as Rich Swann defends the World Championship against Chris Bey. The Knockouts Championship is also on the line as Deonna Purrazzo defends against Rosemary and Larry D tries to avoid jail time for the attempted murder of John E. Bravo by facing Tommy Dreamer in an “Old School Rules” match, whatever that means.

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Rich Swann
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: “The Desi Hit Man” Rohit Raju
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Good Brothers (“The Big LG” Doc Gallows & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Vacant

LINEUP

  • OLD SCHOOL RULES: Tommy Dreamer vs. Larry D (**)
  • Sea Stars vs. Havok & Nevaeh (**)
  • Alisha & Eddie Edwards vs. Tenille Dashwood & Kaleb with a K (*3/4)
  • Hernandez vs. Fallah Bahh (*1/2)
  • Rhino vs. Eric Young (*3/4)
  • Rohit Raju [c] vs. ??? for the IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Deonna Purrazzo [c] vs. Rosemary for the IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)
  • Karl Anderson vs. Ethan Page (***1/2)
  • Rich Swann [c] vs. Chris Bey for the IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (****1/2)

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[TV Review] ‘IMPACT WRESTLING’ 10.27.2020 – BFG Fallout, Rosemary/John E. Bravo Wedding

COMMENTATORS: Josh Matthews & Madison Rayne This week’s Impact Wrestling features fallout from this past Sunday’s Bound For Glory plus the long-awaited wedding between Rosemary and John E. Bravo which definitely goes off without a hitch as all pro wrestling weddings do. CHAMPIONS IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Rich Swann IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: Su Yung IMPACT X-DIVISION … Read more