‘IMPACT WRESTLING’ 04.14.2022 Recap + Review – JONAH vs. PCO II, Gresham vs. Romero, Bullet Club Confronts Honor No More

COMMENTATORS: Tom Hannifan & “Drama King” Matthew Rehwoldt

Impact Wrestling this week features:

  • JONAH takes on PCO in a rematch from Sacrifice 2022 (best match on that PPV btw)
  • ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham taking on Rappongi Vice’s Rocky Romero
  • Alex Shelley squaring off against Steve Maclin
  • Deonna Purrazzo’s latest Champ Champ Challenge
  • Honor No More makes new enemies in the form of the Bullet Club
  • The best promo of W. Morrissey’s career to date

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Moose
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS WORLD CHAMPION: Tasha Steelz
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: Trey Miguel
  • IMPACT DIGITAL MEDIA “WORLD” CHAMPION: “Alwayz Ready” Matt Cardona
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Violent By Design (Eric Young, Joe Doering, & Deaner)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Influence (Madison Rayne & Tenille Dashwood)

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‘IW MULTIVERSE OF MATCHES 2022’ Recap + Review – Briscoes vs. Good Brothers, Shelley vs. Bailey, Champ Champ Challenge

DATE: April 1, 2022
VENUE: Fairmont Hotel (Dallas, TX)
COMMENTATORS: Tom Hannifan & Matthew Rehwoldt
VIEWING METHOD: Fite (VOD)

Impact enters the Multiverse on WrestleMania weekend, featuring a stacked card with an Ultimate X match, wrestlers from all sorts of companies, and a certified show stealer in Alex Shelley vs. Speedball Mike Bailey.

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‘IMPACT WRESTLING NO SURRENDER 2022’ Recap + Review – Team Impact vs. Honor No More, Moose vs. Morrissey

DATE: February 19, 2022
VENUE: Alario Center (New Orleans, LA)
COMMENTATORS: Tom Hannifan & “The Drama King” Matthew Rehwoldt

No Surrender 2022 features a big ten man tag team main event, as the rogue ROH faction Honor No More takes on Team Impact for the right to stay in the company and continue causing chaos. The World Championship is also on the line as Moose defends against W. Morrissey, and Mickie James puts the Knockouts World Championship on the line against Tasha Steelz, the first-ever winner of the Women’s Ultimate X match.

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Moose
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS WORLD CHAMPION: Mickie James
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: Trey Miguel
  • IMPACT DIGITAL MEDIA CHAMPION: “Alwayz Ready” Matt Cardona
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Good Brothers (“Big LG” Doc Gallows & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The IInspiration (Jessie McKay & Cassie Lee)

LINEUP

  • #1 CONTENDER’S MATCH (X-DIVISION): Chris Bey vs. Ace Austin vs. Jake Something vs. Mike Bailey (***1/2)
  • Black Taurus vs. JONAH (***3/4)
  • Eric Young vs. Jay White (***3/4)
  • Deonna Purrazzo [c] vs. ??? for the ROH WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Matt Cardona [c] vs. Jordynne Grace for the IMPACT DIGITAL MEDIA CHAMPIONSHIP (**3/4)
  • The Good Brothers [c] vs. G.O.D. for the IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • Mickie James [c] vs. Tasha Steelz for the IMPACT KNOCKOUTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Moose [c] vs. W. Morrissey for the IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)
  • Team Impact vs. Honor No More (****1/4)

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‘IMPACT WRESTLING’ 01.20.2022 Recap + Review – Alexander vs. Haas, Gresham vs. Maclin

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VENUE: The Factory (Dallas, TX)
COMMENTATORS: Tom Hannifan & Guests
VIEWING METHOD: TV (DVR)

Impact Wrestling this week features an ROH World Championship match as Jonathan Gresham defends against Steve Maclin in a Pure Rules match. Charlie Haas also makes his in-ring Impact debut on the episode, the latest roadblock in Josh Alexander’s path back to the Impact World Championship.

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Moose
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS WORLD CHAMPION: Mickie James
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: Trey Miguel
  • IMPACT DIGITAL MEDIA CHAMPION: Jordynne Grace
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Good Brothers (“Big LG” Doc Gallows & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The IInspiration (Cassie Lee & Jessie McKay)

LINEUP

  • Chelsea Green vs. Tasha Steelz (**)
  • Decay vs. The Influence (*)
  • HANDICAP MATCH: W. Morrissey vs. The Learning Tree (SQUASH)
  • PURE RULES: Jonathan Gresham [c] vs. Steve Maclin for the ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Heath & Rhino vs. Joe Doering & Doc Gallows (*1/2)
  • Josh Alexander vs. Charlie Haas (**1/2)

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‘IMPACT WRESTLING HARD TO KILL 2022’ Recap + Review – James vs. Purrazzo, Moose vs. Cardona vs. Morrissey, An Invasion…Of Honor?

DATE: January 8, 2022
VENUE: The Factory (Dallas, TX)
MAIN COMMENTATORS: Tom Hannifan & D’Lo Brown

Hard to Kill 2022 features a triple threat for the World Championship as Moose defends against Matt Cardona and W. Morrissey. The Knockouts World Championship is also on the line in a Texas Death Match as Mickie James (future Royal Rumble 2022 participant) defends against Deonna Purrazzo; whoever wins will have to contend with the winner of tonight’s first-ever KNOCKOUTS ULTIMATE X MATCH. All that plus a Ring Of Honor World Title defense as Impact kicks off their year!

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Moose
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS WORLD CHAMPION: Mickie James
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: Trey Miguel
  • IMPACT DIGITAL MEDIA CHAMPION: Jordynne Grace
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Good Brothers (“Big LG” Doc Gallows & “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The IInspiration (Cassie Lee & Jessie McKay)

LINEUP

  • KNOCKOUTS ULTIMATE X: Chelsea Green vs. Tasha Steelz vs. Lady Frost vs. Jordynne Grace vs. Alisha vs. Rosemary (***)
  • Trey Miguel [c] vs. Steve Maclin for the IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (****)
  • Jonathan Gresham [c] vs. Chris Sabin for the ROH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (****1/4)
  • Josh Alexander vs. JONAH (****1/2)
  • HARDCORE WAR: Eddie Edwards, Rhino, Heath, Rich Swann, & Willie Mack vs. Violent By Design & The Good Brothers (***3/4)
  • Moose [c] vs. Matt Cardona vs. W. Morrissey for the IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)
  • TEXAS DEATH MATCH: Mickie James [c] vs. Deonna Purrazzo for the IMPACT KNOCKOUTS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/4)

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‘IMPACT WRESTLING BOUND FOR GLORY 2021’ Recap + Review – Christian vs. Josh Alexander, An IInspirational Debut, THE DEMON?!?

DATE: October 23, 2021
VENUE: Sam’s Town (Sunrise Manor, NV)
COMMENTATORS: Matt Striker & D’Lo Brown
VIEWING METHOD: Impact Ultimate Insiders (On Demand)

Bound For Glory 2021 features a tremendous main event on paper as Josh Alexander cashes in Option C to challenge Christian Cage for the World Championship. Also on the show a new X-Division Champ is crowned, The IInspiration make their debut, and much more. ALSO THE F*CKING DEMON IS HERE?

CHAMPIONS

  • IMPACT WORLD CHAMPION: Christian Cage
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPION: “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo
  • IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPION: Vacant
  • IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)
  • IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: Decay (Havok & Rosemary)

LINEUP

  • Decay [c] vs. The IInspiration for the IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/2)
  • Trey Miguel vs. Steve Maclin vs. El Phantasmo for the vacant IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***1/2)
  • Heath & (MAYBE) Rhino vs. Violent By Design (*1/2)
  • The 2021 Call Your Shot Gauntlet (**)
  • The Good Brothers [c] vs. FinJuice vs. Bullet Club for the IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (*1/2)
  • Deonna Purrazzo [c] vs. Mickie James for the IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Christian Cage [c] vs. Josh Alexander for the IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (****)

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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 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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‘WWE ROYAL RUMBLE 2021’ Recap + Thoughts – Two Rumbles, Last Man Standing, McIntyre vs. Goldberg

DATE: January 31, 2021 VENUE: The THUNDERDOME (Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL) RAW COMMENTATORS: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, & Samoa Joe SMACKDOWN COMMENTATORS: Michael Cole & Corey Graves The road to WrestleMania begins with the Royal Rumble, held inside the THUNDERDOME at Tropicana Field. In addition to the two Rumble matches we’ve also got both major singles championships on the line … Read more

[*LIVE* TV Recap] ‘WWE RAW’ 9.3.18 – HBK Speaks, Bellas Return

Venue: Schottenstein Center (Columbus, OH)
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, & Renee Young

This week’s RAW features the return of Shawn Michaels to hype up the upcoming Australia supershow as well as the return of The Bella Twins in tag team action as they take on The Riott Squad.

I picked a week to resume weekly live recaps, huh?

Champions

  • WWE Universal Champion: Roman Reigns
  • WWE Intercontinental Champion: Seth Rollins
  • RAW Women’s Champion: Ronda Rousey
  • RAW Tag Team Champions: The B-Team (Bo Dallas & Curtis Axel)

Lineup

  • The Bella Twins vs. The Riott Squad (*1/2)
  • Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Ascension (**)
  • Natalya vs. Alexa Bliss (**)
  • The B-Team [c] vs. Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre for the RAW Tag Team Championship (**1/2)
  • The Authors of Pain vs. Jobbers (SQUASH)
  • The Boss ‘n Hug Connection vs. Dana Brooke & Ember Moon (NR)
  • Finn Balor vs. Braun Strowman (**1/4)

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