Another Jam-packed show this week on IMPACT Wrestling, title matches and injury updates, so let’s get in to the results.
TNA World Championship : Moose def. Heath!
Heath had been given a huge opportunity to earn an IMPACT contract. All he had to do was defeat the self proclaimed TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose.
But Mr IMPACT Wrestling was not going to let the man with no last name earn a spot on the roster so easily. Moose dominated throughout, with Heath getting in small bursts of offence. The turning point of the match was when Moose insulted Heath’s kids. He would go on the attack but Moose would inadvertently take out the referee. Heath would deliver his signature move (a variation of a side Russian leg sweep) but of course there was no one there to make the count. As Heath attempted to bring the official round, Moose would make the most of the opportunity delivering a low blow and picking up the win.
The man looking to control his own narrative delivered another short video promo where he explains why he is back in IMPACT. He explains that as part of destroying his past he is now fully focused on Moose and the TNA World Championship so he can “Burn its legacy to the ground”.
Motor City Machine Guns Sit down interview.
The newly crowned IMPACT World Tag Team champions Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin are in the ring having a sit down interview with Jimmy Jacobs and Jimmy is asking them why they decided to return to IMPACT, the guys talk about their past in other companies and the things they’ve had to over come in terms of injuries. Then they get on to the tag division of IMPACT giving the cue for the former champions The North to come out and give their opinion, they make it clear they aren’t happy with the new champions and use the heelish excuse that “They weren’t at 100%”. The Guns then invite them to invoke their rematch clause on the show tonight, The North decline instead opting to use it at the upcoming AXS TV 2 night specials Emergence.
Kimber Lee & Deonna Purrazzo backstage.
The Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo is sat in her personal locker room, she is interrupted by the newest signee to IMPACT Kimber Lee who offers to help the Virtuosa by taking out the former champion Jordynne Grace, so purrazzo won’t have to face her at Emergence. But there’s a catch, Lee will only do this if Purrazzo agrees to give Lee a title shot to which the champion agrees to but not very enthusiastically.
Wrestle House : Part 1. Alisha and SÜSIE vs Johnny Swinger
Taya Valkyrie calls everyone into the living room for a “Team Building exercise” but her real agenda is to tell everyone to sort out their hygiene issues. Before this however there was a slight altercation between Larry D and Cousin Jake, thankfully however SÜSIE is there to keep the peace and they call a truce. As Taya is talking Lish is trying to teach SÜSIE how to woo cousin Jake and Rosemary is informing Smiley Kylie Rae that they will be there until Bravo takes a “Hint”. As Alisha is talking with SÜSIE Johnny Swinger makes some comments, Lish &and SÜSIE challenge the swing man to handicap match which is made official by host Tommy Dreamer. The match is over before it even really began, SÜSIE and Alisha delivered a series of double team maneuvers on Swinger then ended with a leg drop combo.
Ace Austin, Gallows and Anderson segment.
The Good Brothers are outside headed towards their car to head home when they notice the car door has been left open. As they investigate further they see beer koozies on the ground along with empty beer cans. A local sheriff then appears making it clear it looks like the Good Brothers have broken the law. Then just to antagonise the situation Ace Austin appears, a brawl ensues and as the sheriffs attempt to break it up Doc Gallows delivers an elbow to the jaw of the sheriff and is instantly arrested.
IMPACT Wrestling World Championship :Eddie Edwards def. Sami Callihan.
Eddie Edwards is looking to be a fighting champion, so this week his open challenge officially began. It was accepted by former world champion and Eddies’ former nemesis Sami Callihan. But before Sami had even made it to ring he was attacked by RVD as retribution for Sami ruining Katie Forbes’ website reveal. Sami quickly rejected help from security and officials, he just wanted his championship rematch, which he got. A nice back and forth match with both competitors gaining the upper hand and both looking likely to win with Sami delivering one or two piledrivers and the champion hitting a few tiger drivers. But the finish would come when Sami after picking up a steel chair decided against using it and throwing it out of the ring. Eddie took advantage of this and delivered a Boston knee party, then a second this time with his knee exposed and picked up the win retaining his title.
Wrestle House part 2: Kylie Rae def. Rosemary.
On the second installment of Wrestle House Kylie Rae is trying to find John. E Bravo to find out if he’s taken the hint about Rosemary, turns out he might have but not the one Rosemary was thinking. Bravo had left Wrestle House, Taya and Rosemary try to find him but find a guilty looking Kylie Rae who informs them both Bravo had left. Rosemary looking furious with “The Smiley One” calls for Tommy Dreamer who then calls for a match between the two. The match started off well and included some comedy with Kylie playing “Got your nose” with Rosemary, the finish would come after Rosemary became distracted by a returning Bravo leaving Kylie Rae to deliver the superkick, despite the slow count from Taya Kylie Rae is your winner.
Backstage: Ace Austin & Fulton attack Karl Anderson.
As the machine gun is attempting to get his good brother out of jail Ace and Fulton appear just to gloat. But KA is having none of it and lays a hard shot on Austin, Fulton quickly jumps in and the numbers game is too much for the machine gun who is laid out by the stick of Ace.
TJP and Fallah Bahh def. X Division champion Chris Bey and Rohit Raju.
In tag team action due to the antics of Rohit Raju from the previous week Rohit found himself on the losing side along with the current X Division champion. In what felt like a one sided contest with great double team work by the more established team of TJP and Bahh the match ended relatively quickly when TJP caught the X Division champion attempting an aerial move and bringing him straight down into an arm bar. Bey knew to just tap out to protect himself and the future of his title reign.
Rich Swann injury update.
Last week Rich Swann said that he will be at the IMPACT zone this week to address his injury situation and true to his word he was there. On crutches once again and in full knee length protective boot he began to tell us about his previous injury and how he proved the doctors wrong by returning. They were surprised how he managed to recover fully and how he was determined to be in the Slammiversary main event. But after the attack by Eric Young the doctors reportedly informed him that should he return he would be putting his future in danger. So with visible sadness Rich Swann announced his retirement. The locker room emptied and surrounded the ring applauding the former X Division champion. As Rich stood at the top of the ramp to give one final goodbye he was once again attacked by Eric Young and we were left with the image of Rich Swann once again in agony.
Thank you for reading, don’t forget the replay to this show will be available on the IMPACT+ app.