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’ 08.19.2021 Recap + Review – Gallows vs. Doering, Christian Cage Returns to the Impact Zone

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

Impact Wrestling this week features the return of Christian Cage to the Impact Zone after nine years, riding high after unseating Kenny Omega as Impact World Champion. Also on the show Melina makes her in-ring debut for Impact, Jake Something demolishes Kaleb with a K to prove a point to Josh Alexander, and much more.

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: “The Demon Assassin” Rosemary & Havok

LINEUP

  • Sami Callihan & Chris Sabin vs. Moose & Ace Austin (**1/2)
  • Matt Cardona vs. Shera (**)
  • Melina vs. Brandi Lauren (NR)
  • Jake Something vs. Kaleb with a K (NR)
  • Doc Gallows vs. Joe Doering (***)

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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’ 06.10.2021 Recap + Review – Mack vs. Morrissey, Slammiversary Main Event Announcement, Tony Khan in the House

COMMENTATORS: Josh Mathews & D’Lo Brown Just two days away from Against All Odds, Impact Wrestling and AEW hold a special summit concerning the planned main event between Kenny Omega and Moose. Will Sami Callihan, who beat Moose last week, be added into the match as Scott D’Amore has threatened? Also on the show Willie … Read more

‘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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[TV Rundown] ‘IMPACT WRESTLING’ 01.12.2021 – Swann vs. Anderson, Hard to Kill Hype

COMMENTATORS: Josh Mathews & Madison Rayne

Impact Wrestling makes one final stop on the road to Hard to Kill this week as Rich Swann takes on Karl Anderson in the main event, plus Matthew Palmer tries to get a second win over Moose and Rohit Raju teams with Chris Bey to take on Manik and his best bud Suicide.

CHAMPIONS

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

LINEUP

  • Taya Valkyrie vs. Kimber Lee (**1/2)
  • Manik & Suicide vs. Chris Bey & Rohit Raju (**1/4)
  • Tommy Dreamer vs. Deaner (*1/2)
  • Rosemary vs. Tenille Dashwood (**3/4)
  • Matthew Palmer vs. Moose (SQUASH)
  • Rich Swann vs. Karl Anderson (**3/4)

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[TV Rundown] ‘IMPACT WRESTLING’ 01.05.2021 – Edwards/Callihan Brawl, More Kenny Omega, There’s A Karate Man of Some Kind

COMMENTATORS: Josh Matthews & Madison Rayne

The first Impact of 2021 features the final semi-final match of the Knockouts Tag Team Title tournament, a brand new Cody Deaner, a Super X Cup preview ahead of this weekend’s Genesis special, and an Eddie Edwards/Sami Callihan brawl, plus KENNY OMEGA AND HIS BUS.

CHAMPIONS

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

LINEUP

  • Ace Austin vs. Blake Christian vs. KC Navarro vs. Crazzy Steve (*3/4)
  • Cousin Jake & Rhino vs. Cody Deaner & Joe Doering (*3/4)
  • KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM TITLE TOURNAMENT – SEMI-FINALS: Jordynne Grace & Jazz vs. Havok & Nevaeh (**)
  • 3 MINUTE CHALLENGE: Matthew Palmer vs. Moose (NR)
  • The Eddie Kingston/Sami Callihan Brawl

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