PREVIEW: From last week’s episode on Impact we finally got to hear an explanation from Eddie Edwards about his actions at No Surrender. On tonight’s episode we get to see Eddie Edwards with Steven Maclin, who is looking for some revenge after what Eddie did. Some matches that are being previewed for tonight are Tasha Steelz vs Chelsea Green facing off for the number #1 contenders spot for the Knockouts Women’s Championship, Madison Ray vs Cassie Lee, and Bullet Club vs Violent By Design and G.O.D in an explosive eight man tag team match and much more!
GOOD Steve Maclin and Eddie Edwards: The first match of the night features Eddie Edwards and Steve Maclin. The match starts off hot as Steve comes running to the ring and Steve and Eddie start brawling. Eddie was able to get the victory by using a kendo stick on Steve.
RESULT: Steve Maclin defeats Eddie Edwards via DQ
Aaliyah Alexander WR Star Rating: -3.0 Stars.
AVERAGE After the match, Team Impact with Heath and Team Honor No More comes out. After Vincent and Heath exchange some words, Heath challenges him to a match, to which Vincent accepts.
AVERAGE Heath (with Team Impact) and Vincent (with Team Honor No More): The match had a great start to it and Heath was victorious against Vincent. After the match, both teams began brawling. Moose comes out and tries to sneak attack Heath, but Heath is able to save himself before Moose can attack him. This causes Heath to start fighting Moose. Once Heath lays Moose out, he pins him as Rich Swann counts to three.
RESULT: Heath defeats Vincent via pinfall
Aaliyah Alexander WR Star Rating: -3.0 Stars.
SQUASH Masha Slamovich and Raychell Rose: Masha destroys Raychell Ross in a quick squash match.
RESULT: Masha Slamovich defeats Raychell Rose via pinfall.
AVERAGE G.O.D appear backstage as they address the Bullet Club. Violent By Design comes in and tries to make friends with G.O.D and encourages them to focus on Bullet Club and forget about their problems. G.O.D seems to agree as they walk off.
AVERAGE Ace Austin comes up to Mike Bailey and talks him up about trying to be a tag team and going for the tag team championships. Mike agrees with him and says that he and Austin might have a better shot than him and Madman Fulton. Fulton gets angry, but Austin calms him down.
AVERAGE Cassie Lee (with Jessie McKay) and Madison Rayne (with Tenille Dashwood & Kaleb with a K): Cassie and Madison square off in a decent match up. Cassie was able to score the victory with Madison distracted by Kaleb and Jessie.
RESULT: Cassie Lee defeats Madison Ray via pinfall
Aaliyah Alexander WR Star Rating: -2.25 Stars.
AVERAGE Tasha Steelz (with Savannah Evans) and Chelsea Green: Mickie James is out on commentary for Chelsea and Tasha’s match. Last week Mickie promised Chelsea that she would not interfere in the match, but Savannah Evans attacked Chelsea and Mickie could not help her. Because of this Tasha was able to win the match and get a rematch for the Knockouts Championship at Sacrifice.
RESULT: Tasha Steelz defeats Chelsea Green via pinfall
Aaliyah Alexander WR Star Rating: -2.75 Stars.
SQUASH Jonah and Johnny Swinger: Johnny is back in action, but his return is short lived as Jonah beats him in a fastly manner. After the match PCO comes out and into the ring. PCO and Jonah stare each other down until they attack each other. Jonah then delivers a splash to PCO. PCO sits up, as Jonah is walking away.
RESULT: Jonah defeats Johnny Swinger via pinfall
AVERAGE Deonna Purrazzo is backstage with Gia Miller as Gia talks about Deonna’s championship challenge at Sacrifice, when Gisele appears to challenge Deonna, but she leaves. Once she leaves Lady Frost comes up as Gia asks Gisele if she will be accepting Deonna’s champ champ challenge. Lady Frost then tells Gisele she will not be accepting it because they have unfinished business. She challenges Gisele to a match this Saturday at Sacrifice.
GOOD The Bullet Club (Jay White, Chris Bey, Doc Gallows, & Karl Anderson) def. Guerillas of Destiny (Tanga Loa & Tama Tonga) and Violent by Design (Joe Doering & Deaner w/ Eric Young): The match begins as a huge brawl between everyone, because of this Scott D’amore comes out and makes the main event a NO DQ. The match ends with Bullet Club winning the match. After the match G.O.D are able to get some revenge by attacking Chris Bey as Jay White leaves him behind. Tanga Loa then questions him as a leader for leaving Chris behind. He then warns Jay that he is coming for him.
RESULT: Bullet Club defeats G.O.D and Violent By Design via pinfall
Aaliyah Alexander WR Star Rating: -3.75 Stars.
This week’s Impact episode was about the same as last week’s episode, except there weren’t a lot of promos this time around. The first half of the show was more watchable than the other half even though the main event match was good and watchhable. The thing that was not so great about tonight’s show was the squash matches, but they are not necessarily a negative thing. Some positive things about tonight’s episode was the Eddie Edwards and Steve Maclin match, the match with Heath and Vincent, and lastly the main event match with Bullet Club, Guerillas of Destiny, and Violent By Design. The main event was my favorite match of the night because the rivalry between these teams is fascinating to watch, and they put on a fantastic no-disqualification battle to close out the show. Overall, the show was fairly well put together and enjoyable to watch.
Matches: .75/1 Stars
Show Structure: .75/1 Stars
Atmosphere: .75/1 Stars
Storytelling: .75/1 Stars
Production/Theme: .75/1 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.75/5 Stars
Photo Credit – Impact Wrestling