‘IW REBELLION 2021’ Recap + Review – Swann vs. Omega, FinJuice vs. Good Bros

DATE: April 25, 2021
VENUE: Skyway Studios (Nashville, TN)
COMMENTATORS: Matt Striker & D-Lo Brown

Rebellion 2021 features an historic main event as Rich Swann and Kenny Omega put their respective World Championships (Impact & AEW) on the line in a winner take all match. Also on the show FinJuice returns from Japan to defend the Tag Team Championship against The Good Brothers, Major Brothers collide as Matt Cardona takes on Brian Myers, and a whole lot more.

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Rich Swann
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: “Inevitable” Ace Austin
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Fire ‘n’ Flava (Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz)

LINEUP

  • Ace Austin [c] vs. TJP vs. Josh Alexander for the IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)
  • Eddie Edwards, James Storm, Chris Sabin, & Willie Mack vs. ??? & Violent By Design (**1/4)
  • Matt Cardona vs. Brian Myers (***)
  • Fire ‘n’ Flava [c] vs. Jordynne Grace & Rachael Ellering for the IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • LAST MAN STANDING: Trey Miguel vs. Sami Callihan (***)
  • FinJuice [c] vs. The Good Brothers for the IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**3/4)
  • Deonna Purrazzo [c] vs. Tenille Dashwood for the IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • TITLE FOR TITLE: Rich Swann [Impact] vs. Kenny Omega [AEW] for the IMPACT & AEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (***3/4)

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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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[PPV Recap] ‘TNA GENESIS 2010’ – Hogan/Bischoff Era Begins, Styles vs. Angle, Two Debuts

DATE: January 17, 2010
VENUE: The Impact Zone (Orlando, FL)
COMMENTATORS: Mike Tenay & Taz

The Hogan/Bischoff Era of TNA makes its PPV debut as TNA enters its second decade with Genesis, live from the Impact Zone. And it’s got one helluva main event on paper too as AJ Styles defends the World Championship against Kurt Angle, plus a two out of three falls match for the Knockouts Championship as ODB defends against Tara, and Beer Money takes on The New World Or-sorry, THE BAND. They take on THE BAND.

CHAMPIONS

  • TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The Phenomenal One” AJ Styles
  • TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: ODB
  • TNA X-DIVISION CHAMPION: Amazing Red
  • TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus & Douglas Williams)

LINEUP

  • The Amazing Red [c] vs. ??? for the TNA X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • Sean Morley vs. Christopher Daniels (**1/4)
  • 2 OUT OF 3 FALLS: ODB [c] vs. Tara for the TNA KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP (*1/2)
  • The British Invasion [c] vs. Hernandez & Matt Morgan for the TNA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**)
  • D’Angelo Dinero vs. Desmond Wolfe (***)
  • Beer Money vs. The Band (*3/4)
  • ??? vs. Abyss (DUD)
  • AJ Styles [c] vs. Kurt Angle for the TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)

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[Event Recap] ‘IW TURNING POINT 2020’ – Swann vs. Callihan, North vs. Good Brothers

DATE: November 14, 2020 VENUE: Wherever Impact Tapes Stuff in a Pandemic (Nashville?) COMMENTATORS: Josh Matthews & Madison Rayne Impact Wrestling presents Turning Point exclusively on Impact Plus (complete with spiffy new app!), as Rich Swann defends the World Championship against longtime enemy Sami Callihan. Also on the show The Good Brothers try to dethrone … Read more

[*LIVE* PPV Coverage] ‘IW BOUND FOR GLORY 2020’ – Young vs. Swann, Purrazzo vs. Rae…Or Not

DATE: October 24, 2020
VENUE: Wherever they Tape their Covid Shows
COMMENTATORS: Josh Matthews & Don Callis

It’s Impact Wrestling’s biggest night of the year as they present Bound For Glory 2020. Will Rich Swann get his revenge on Eric Young and win the World Title? Will Kylie Rae find the strength to defeat Deonna Purrazzo for the Knockouts Championship? Can Moose survive his fight with EC3 in an undisclosed location? We will find out together. Join me for live coverage of the event!

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Eric Young
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: Rohit Raju
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin

LINEUP

  • SIX-WAY SCRAMBLE: Rohit Raju [c] vs. TJP vs. Chris Bey vs. Willie Mack vs. Trey Miguel vs. Jordynne Grace for the IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Call Your Shot Gauntlet (*1/4)
  • Eddie Edwards vs. Ken Shamrock (*3/4)
  • The Motor City Machine Guns [c] vs. The Good Brothers vs. The North vs. Ace Austin & Madman Fulton for the IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • Deonna Purrazzo [c] vs. Kylie Rae Su Yung for the IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)
  • Eric Young [c] vs. Rich Swann for the IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (****)

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[TV Recap] ‘NWA Powerrr Episode 21 – Super Powerrr’ – Villain Enterprises vs. Strictly Business, Tim Storm vs. Jax Dane

PREMIERE DATE: May 3, 2020
VENUE: Joe Galli & Stu Bennett

After delaying the premiere a couple of months due to the ongoing pandemic, NWA has released the special “Super Powerrr” episode of NWA Powerrr. This features a whole lot of build to a PPV that’s tbd but it’s still worth checking out.

CHAMPIONS

  • NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The National Treasure” Nick Aldis
  • NWA WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION: Thunder Rosa
  • NWA WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Outlandish” Zicky Dice
  • NWA NATIONAL HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Aron “Shooter” Stevens
  • NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Eli Drake & “Cowboy” James Storm

LINEUP

  • Madi Maxx vs. Kamille
  • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express vs. Aron Stevens & The Question Mark
  • NO-DISQUALIFICATION MATCH: Tim Storm vs. Jax Dane
  • Tasha Steelz vs. Marti Belle vs. Ashley Vox
  • Villain Enterprises vs. Strictly Business

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[TV Recap] ‘TNA iMPACT!’ 06.18.2004 – Styles vs. Aguila, Killings vs. Young, Dusty Gets Kabonged

COMMENTATORS: Mike Tenay & Don West

This week’s Impact is all about that 2 Year Anniversary hype as World Title challenger Ron Killings takes on Eric Young in the main event, X-Division Champ AJ Styles is in singles action, and D-Ray 3000 makes one of his (criminally) few appearances on the show to get trucked by Abyss.

CHAMPIONS

  • NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: Jeff Jarrett
  • NWA X-DIVISION CHAMPION: “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles
  • NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: America’s Most Wanted (“Wildcat” Chris Harris & “Cowboy” James Storm)

LINEUP

  • Chris Sabin vs. Michael Shane vs. Miyamoto vs. Elix Skipper vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Hector Garza
  • Sabu & Sonjay Dutt vs. The Naturals
  • D-Ray 3000 vs. Abyss
  • AJ Styles vs. Mr. Aguila
  • Ron Killings vs. Eric Young

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[TV Recap] ‘NWA Powerrr Episode 20 – Stand & Defend’ – Starks vs. Dice, Drake/Storm vs. The Bouncers

PREMIERE DATE: March 3, 2020
COMMENTATORS: Joe Galli & Stu Bennett

This episode of Powerrr features two championship matches as Ricky Starks defends the TV Title against Zicky Dice and ROH’s The Bouncers challenge Eli Drake & James Storm for the World Tag Team Championship.

CHAMPIONS

  • NWA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION: “The National Treasure” Nick Aldis
  • NWA WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPION: Thunder Rosa
  • NWA TELEVISION CHAMPION: “Stroke Daddy” Ricky Starks
  • NWA NATIONAL CHAMPION: Aron “Shooter” Stevens
  • NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Eli Drake & “Cowboy” James Storm

LINEUP

  • Ricky Starks [c] vs. Zicky Dice for the NWA TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
  • LAST CHANCE MATCH:CW Anderson & Caleb Konley vs. The Dawsons
  • Eli Drake & James Storm [c] vs. The Bouncers for the NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

 

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