Impact Wrestling revived an old school show as part of the monthly Impact plus specials. Turning Point returned, new champions were crowned and returns were made. New Faces emerged to make an IMPACT as the Impact Plus app presented Turning Point.
Eddie Edwards def. Daivari
Daivari, who is making his singles return to Impact Wrestling tried to keep the match at a slow pace throughout. In order to keep Edwards at bay, he would attempt one or two submission holds, desperate to keep the match under his control. But Eddie Edwards had over ideas after the match spilt its way onto the outside, Eddie Edwards would take over. When it finally made its way back into the ring, the match was fully under the control of Eddie Edwards, despite Daivari getting in a roll-up and putting his feet up on the middle rope for leverage which was spotted by the referee, Eddie would make the most of the distraction however as Daivari was being reminded of the rules Edwards would deliver his signature Boston Knee Party to pick up the win in the opening match.
Taya and Rosemary Def. Jordynne Grace and Tenille Dashwood.
From the outset, Dashwood didn’t exactly seem interested in being too involved in this match up. She would start however but after taking quite the beating from both Taya Valkyrie and Rosemary, she would soon tag out to her “Partner” Jordynne Grace. Grace would do well to pull back some of the control for her team but it wouldn’t last long, as Grace needed to tag out there was nobody in her corner as Tenille was living up to the phrase “It’s all about me”. Since her focus was on getting the perfect shot for the Gram, Grace would turn around and would be met by a devastating spear from the Demon Assassin. However, it would be a sit-down package piledriver that would see off Grace and pick up the win for Rosemary and Taya, now only three days away from the start of the tournament to crown the Impact Knockouts tag team champions.
Bryan Myers def. Swoggle
Quite a personal rivalry between two now former friends. Myers still feeling bitter over the way Swoggle helped Tommy Dreamer to defeat him on IMPACT some weeks back. Myers would start by telling Swoggle to just lay down for him, but Swoggle point blank refused to do so. Which led to Myers throwing Swoggle around the ring, kicking him in the face and humiliating him. Swoggle would fight back and would even deliver a suicide dive to the outside to Myers, Swoggle would even get him up and over for a German suplex once the match found its way back into the ring. Swoggle would once again take the opportunity as Myers was down to attempt the Tadpole splash, after a couple of attempts he would eventually deliver but it didn’t bother Myers as he kicked out at two. Myers would then hit a huge clothesline to Swoggle which would give The most professional wrestler a pin and the win.
James Storm and Chris Sabin def XXXL
A Dream match as two of the greatest tag team wrestlers in Impact history take on one of the best up and coming teams in Impact today. Whilst XXXL would try to use their power, the team of Beer Guns would try to avoid them with their speed. It would work for Sabin and Storm but not for very long, XXXL would soon prove why size matters as Acey Romero would sit down on the back of Sabin. The Cowboy would get his turn to fight XXXL and would take us on a trip down memory lane by delivering several jumping Clotheslines to XXXL. It would take dives from both Sabin and Storm but after taking out big Acey, it would be a step up enziguri from Sabin and the Last Call from the Cowboy that would put Larry D away for the win.
Defeat Rohit Challenge: X Division Championship: Rohit Raju (c) def Cousin Jake.
Big Nasty Cousin Jake would be the one to step up to attempt to take the X Division title away from the man who seems to always escape with it. Raju would use his speed against the big man, but Cousin Jake can be just as quick and agile. Cody Deaner was cheering on Jake, but it wouldn’t do much in the way of help as after several hard kicks from the Desi hitman followed up by a huge double foot stomp and a running knee Rohit Raju would escape with his X Division championship intact.
TNA World Championship: Willie Mack def. Moose via DQ
The TNA World champion as recently started to control his own narrative which is why he has set his sights on the best friend of the IMPACT World champion Rich Swann. Willie Mack wasn’t going to back down from this fight, he took it to Moose and delivered several hard-hitting moves that against any other opponent would have been match-ending. But as he was facing a Moose with newfound aggression it wouldn’t be enough. Moose would dominate for most of the match and would keep calling out Rich Swann by saying “This is what pain looks like”. After a few attempts during the match, Moose would hit his hard-hitting lights out the spear. But instead of going for the cover, Moose would instead lay in heavy shots to the side of the head of Willie Mack. That led to the referee calling a stop to the match declaring Moose the winner, but because Moose continued the attack after the bell the official reversed his decision and awarded the match to an unconscious Willie Mack via disqualification.
IMPACT World Tag Team championships: Good Brothers def. The North (c) – NEW CHAMPIONS!
An almost old school tag team match between the challengers the Good Brothers and The former longest-reigning and current Impact tag team champions The North. Both teams would give everything they have in order to win the prize they have been battling over since Bound For Glory. Early on the Champions, The North would manage to take some control of the match and kept the Big LG on the apron. But both Anderson and Alexander managed to tag their fresh partners in, however it would be DOC Gallows who would take over. However, The North would manage to overpower Gallows and deliver their double team clash. Just before attempting The Northern Assault, Machine Gun Karl Anderson would manage to make the save before he would deliver the Stun Gun to Alexander quickly followed by a Magic Killer to Ethan Page, one three count later and New Impact Wrestling tag team champions, The Good Brothers.
Knockouts Championship No DQ: Deonna Purrazzo def. Su Yung (c) – NEW CHAMPION!
A match that most people would look at and think the champion would have a huge advantage going into. Although this looked like the case for the majority of the match, the former champion Purrazzo would often give as good as she got. Purrazzo would be the one to introduce the weapons into the match which was the cause of a lot of damage after The Virtuosa would go headfirst into a steel chair that she had positioned in the corner. It looked almost over but she fought back against the undead bride and managed to wedge her head in a steel chair before locking the double armbar (Venus Di Milo). It looked like Su Yung was out cold but somehow managed to stay alive, then after Yung secured Purrazzo in the corner, she made her way to the top rope before wrapping a rope around the neck of Purrazzo. The Virtuosa would fight back before delivering a big pile driver to Yung and Purrazzo is now a two-time Knockouts Champion.
IMPACT World Championship: Rich Swann (c) def. Sami Callihan
The first major defence for the newly minted champion comes against a man who was like a brother to him and a former world champion in Sami Callihan. The personal side to this rivalry came out almost instantly as the two would start to lay in harsh and heavy strikes, Callihan would spend some time focusing on the leg of Swann which was previously injured. The two would go back and forth, mostly with Callihan on the front foot but Rich would manage to deliver one or two springboard cutters to his former brother. Swann would also make two attempts at his phoenix splash, the first of which was foiled by Sami and the second was foiled by Ken Shamrock. Fortunately, however, Eddie Edwards wasn’t too far behind and neutralised Shamrock. After the distraction, Callihan attempts his spike piledriver but Rich breaks free and delivers several hard kicks which finishes Callihan off and Swann retains.
The first special show post Bound for Glory is in the books and the landscape of Impact Wrestling has once again changed. New champions and some new faces, it truly was a Turning Point in Impact wrestling, now we head to Final Resolution. You can catch the replay on the Impact Plus app or stay tuned to Impact Wrestlings UK Twitter account to find out when it will be airing for free on Free Sports TV.