Overall, Impact did a great job delivering a good show from start to finish. We go to see some teasing and continued storyline for VBD, Steve and Sami, Masha going through the Inspiration, and Mickie vs Green. In addition, there was great wrestling from start to finish, and while Masha vs Tenille was short, it made sense as Masha is targeting the group. While I have no complaint against any of the matches, the one nitpick I have is seeing Bullet Club vs Honor No More round 75. While I don’t have anything negative about the match as it was a great match, you have to wonder what was the point in doing this match again? Where do the two go from here? Unless Honor gets a title shot against the Good Brothers for their championship, there's honestly no need for another multiman tag match, except if there's something on the line. Other than that, Impact is making next week's show exciting as we have Chris Sabin vs Alex Shelley, a match I know will be a fantastic match, and no matter who wins, it's a win win as both wrestlers can give Josh Alexander a fantastic match for his championship. Tune in next time (or read next time as I’m not a TV), as we see the next episode of Impact.
Preview: Tonight, we have another rematch as its an 8-Man Tag as its Bullet Club vs Honor No More, Mickie James finally going one on one with Chelsea Green, Violent By Design vs Josh Alexander and Motor City Machine Guns and much more. Will feuds continue, or will things be settled once and for all? Find out as the review shall now begin.
We get a video package recapping last week’s Impact.
The show opens up with Deaner and Joe Doerrey backstage wondering where Erik Young is? But they’re left with no choice as the 6-Man tag starts now.
GREAT: Our opening match is Violent By Design (Erik Young…….if he shows up, Deaner, and Joe Doerrey) vs Josh Alexander and Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin). The match begins……but Erik Young finally appears. (Who’s wearing an iron man helmet by the way.) The match now begins for real as Josh and Deaner lock up. Deaner makes Josh angry as he tries to put Josh on some holds. Alex tags in and double team on Deaner. Alex goes for some chops, followed by an arm attack. Chris tags in and double team on Deaner. Josh tags in and double team on Deaner. Josh goes for some chops to Deaner. Josh beats up Deaner in the corner, followed by putting Deaner in the ankle lock, but Joe helps his partner reach the bottom rope to break the hold. Erik gives Josh a cheap shot while Josh is distracted. Deaner tags in Joe and double team on Josh. Joe bodyslams Josh, followed by an elbow drop. (But meanwhile, Erik is not willing to participate……yet as he avoids being tagged in). Deaner tags in and double team on Josh. Deaner tries to choke Josh. Erik finally tags in and double team on Josh. Joe tags in and double team on Erik. Joe puts Josh in an arm hold in order to weaken Josh’s arm. Deaner tags in and double team on Josh. Joe tags in and double team on Josh. Josh tries to fight back, but Joe shoves him back down. Josh tries to pick up Joe, but Joe escapes, followed by a body tackle by Joe. The match continues as Chris tags in and goes for a missile drop kick on Joe. Deaner tags in, but Chris beats up Deaner with some strikes and kicks. Alex tags in and double team on Deaner. Erik tries to give an assist, but Motor counter Erik’s attack. Chris tries to pin Deaner but kicks out at two. Deaner tries to bodyslam Chris, but the two exchange blows and bring each other down. Josh and Erik tag in in their corners and fight. The two tackle each other, and growl at each other in their faces getting up, followed by several maneuvers. Josh goes for a suplex on Erik, but kicks out at two. Josh puts Erik in an ankle lock, but Erik escapes. Alex tags in, but Erik and allies take down Alex, stopping his momentum. Deaner tags in, but Erik and Deaner argue, allowing Motor to double team on Deaner, but Erik tries to help, but its not good. Joe tries to help also, but Motor also stops Joe, followed by Josh throwing out Joe to the ring,followed by a flying move by Chris. Alex goes for a surprise roll up, followed by Josh putting Erik in an ankle lock, but Deaner taps out first, giving Motors team the win. However, after the match, Chris and Josh hold on to the world title tightly, (Are we teasing Chris vs Josh soon?)
Result: Alex Shelley submits Deaner to get the win for his team.
WR Joezeh Ramirez’s Star Rating- 3.5 Stars
We get another video package of Killer Kelly coming soon.
GOOD: Up next, Steve Maclin goes one on one with James Storm. The match begins as the two lock up. Steve hits James’ ribs, followed by some chops in the corner. Steve keeps showing James in the corner, angering him as he goes for some strikes and kicks. James goes for a super kick, but Steve goes outside the ring to avoid the kick. James avoids Steve’s attacks and goes for some strikes. Steve pokes James in the eyes in order to gain the advantage. The match continues as James goes for a backbreaker on James. James knees James on his back. James tries to fight back, but Steve shoves James down to the ring mat, but it’s not enough to bring James down. Steve knees James on the back of his neck in the ropes, followed by some strikes and kicks in the corner. But, James gets fired up as he unleashes some strikes and maneuvers, followed by a big right to Steve. James goes for a neckbreaker on Steve but Steve kicks out at two. James beats up Steve in the top corner, but Steve gets down and goes for a crosshair on James, but kicks out at two. James goes for his finishing move, but Steve escapes and gets put in the corner by James. James beat up Steve in the top corner, followed by a hurricanrana on the top rope, followed by an elbow drop, but Steve kicks out at two. James goes for a code breaker on Steve, but Steve stops James super kick, but rams James in the exposed corner that Steve removed the pad, allowing Steve to use the DDT on James to get the win. After the match, Sani Callihan appears, but Steve escapes as he was well prepared for Sami to appear soon. It ends with Steve laughing.
Result: Steve Maclin pins James Storms to get the win.
WR Joezeh Ramirez’ Star Rating- 3 Stars
We get a Ric Flair moment of the week video.
Cut to backstage where Motor talks to the manager and tries to sucker up the manager into wanting a title match. The manager explains he will take it to consideration……..and by consideration, next week, Motor vs Motor (Chris Sabin vs Alex Shelley) to determine who will face Josh Alexander for his Impact championship at Emergence.
GREAT: Up next, Chelsea Green goes one on one with Mickie James. The match begins as Green makes love to Mickie, followed by Mickie making love back, and returning some strikes to one another. Mickie unleashes several strikes. Green smashes Mickie to the ringmat, followed by the two beating each other up around the ring. Green throws Mikie out of the ring, wanting to win via countout. Green goes for a baseball slide, but Mickie goes for a seated senton on Green. The two return to the ring, but Green stops Mickis from going up top. Green goes for a drop kick, followed by jumping on her back, followed by a head submission. Mickie fights back, but Green shoves her down, but Mickie once again fights back. Mickie goes for a ride on Green, followed by a kick to Green to the head. Mickie shoves Green’s head in the corner, followed by going up top, but Green brings her down, followed by some more strikes to Mickie. Green goes for a clothesline on Mickie, followed by some elbow strikes to Mickie, and following up with that with an arm hold. Mickie escapes and slaps Green in the corner. Green knees Mickie, followed by a punt kick. Green shoves Mickie face first onto the bottom corner. Green trash talks Mickie, but Mickie kicks Green to her back. Green tries to escape, as Mickie follows and brawls outside the ring. Green smacks Mickie and the two return to the ring. Mickie goes for a neckbreaker on Green. The two get back up, but Mickie elbows Green on the head, but Green and Mickie forearm each other. Mickie goes for some tackles on Green. Mickie goes for a flying seated santon, but Green kicks out at two. Green pokes Mickie, followed by Mickie mickicking Green, but Green holds the rope to break the pin. Green kicks Mickie’s knee, followed by a stomp, and tries to go for a dirty pin, but the referee stops the pin. Mickie goes for a surprise roll up, but Green kicks out. Green kicks Mickie to the head, but Green uses the most devastating move in all of professional wrestling to get the win.
Result: Chelsea Green pins Mickie James to get the win.
WR Joezeh Ramirez’ Star Rating- 3.5 Stars
Cut to backstage where Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie are about to enter the undead realm in order to find Havok. They enter……the undead realm? (It looks like one of those evening woods you see in those vampire werewolves movies). The continue walking through the woods, but Taya goes through a white light, and suddenly enters a blank white room and discovers Havok. (Meanwhile Taya got separated from Rosemary) Havok follows and enters the white blank room and discovers Havok, or she is now called……..Jessica?!
We get earlier footage of a contenders fight wanting to fight Brian Myers for his Digital championship.
Cut to backstage where Brian and Gudjer interact and is demanding a title shot. Brian explains he would sort things out, not for his championship. (Well, Brian does have a point.)
SQUASH: Up next, Tenille Dashwood with Madison Rayne and Gisele Shaw goes one on one with Masha Slamovich. The match begins as the two lock up. Masha brings Tenille from outside and beats up Tenille, followed by a dragon screw. Masha goes for a snowplow on Tenille to get the win.
Result: Masha Slamovich pins Tenille Dashwood to get the win.
Cut to backstage where Mike Bailey is asked how he felt after VBD beat him up. Mike explains he’s a fighting champion, but took serious issue with Deaner beating him up. If he wants a piece of him, ask him nicely and he will grant it…….next week.
Cut to backstage where Mickie is asked what’s next for her? Mickie doesn’t say much and heads home.
We get matches announced for next week’s Impact.
GREAT: And now its time for the main event as its an 8-Man tag match as Honor No More (Kenny King, Mike Bennit, Matt Taven, and Eddie Edwards) going up against Bullet Club (Doc Gallows,Karl Anderson, Ace Austin, Chris Bey). (During Honors entrance, Heath beats up Vincent and escapes to show he isn’t done with Honor still.) The match begins as Eddie and Chris lock up. Eddie tackles Chris, but Chris goes for a menuevuer, followed by a surprise roll up. King tags in and puts Chris in an arm hold. Ace tags in and double team on King. Ace goes for some kicks and strikes on King. Ace puts King in the corner as he unleashes some strikes. Taven tags in , but Ace forearms Taven, followed by a missile drop kick. Taven kicks Ace on his leg. Mike tags in and double team on Taven. Chaos ensues as everyone fights everyone. The match continues as Ace has the advantage on Taven. Karl tags in and double team on Taven. Karl beats up Taven in the corner. Doc tags in and double team on Taven. Doc beats up Taven in the corner with some strikes, but Taven kicks Dok on his legs. Doc returns with a running clothesline. Chris tags in and double team on Taven. Taven dodges Chris’ attack, but gets superkicked by Chris. Mike tries to give a cheapshot, but Chris stops him. Chris fights back all of Honor, but the distraction gives Taven the advantage, followed by some cheapshots by Honor. King tags in and beats up Chris. King beats up Chris some more in the corner. King puts Chris in a crab lock, allowing him to tag in Eddie and double team on Chris. Eddie knees Chris on his head several times.Eddie stops Chris from making a tag. Mike tags in and double team on Chriis. Mike goes for some chops on Chris , followed by a clothesline. Taven tags in and double team on Chris. King tags in and double team on Chris. King bodyslams Chris, followed by a leg drop by the ropes. Eddie tags in and double team on Eddie. Chris unleashes some kicks on Eddie and the two collapse on the ring. Chris tags Karl, but the referee was too distracted by Honor to see the tag, meanwhile while the referee is distracted by Bullet Club, the rest of Honor beat up Chris. Taven tags in and beats up Chris. Honor gives some cheapshots to Bullet to prevent them from tagging in. Chris tries to fight back as he unleashes some kicks, and tags in Karl as he unleashes several attacks to Honor. Karl bodyslams Taven, followed by a powerslam. Karl goes for some chops and goes for a neckbreaker on Taven. Doc tags in and try to go for a magic killer, but Eddie tries to stop them, followed by Kenny also stopping them, followed by Ace making an assist. The Good Brothers try to go for a magic killer, but Mike distracts the referee, allowing Maria to go for a low blow on Dok. Taven goes for a flying finisher to pin Doc Gallows to get the win for his team. The show ends with Honor standing tall and celebrating.
Result: Matt Taven pins Doc Gallows to get the win for his team
WR Joezeh Ramirez’ Star Rating- 3.5 Stars
Overall, Impact did a great job delivering a good show from start to finish. We go to see some teasing and continued storyline for VBD, Steve and Sami, Masha going through the Inspiration, and Mickie vs Green. In addition, there was great wrestling from start to finish, and while Masha vs Tenille was short, it made sense as Masha is targeting the group. While I have no complaint against any of the matches, the one nitpick I have is seeing Bullet Club vs Honor No More round 75. While I don’t have anything negative about the match as it was a great match, you have to wonder what was the point in doing this match again? Where do the two go from here? Unless Honor gets a title shot against the Good Brothers for their championship, there’s honestly no need for another multiman tag match, except if there’s something on the line. Other than that, Impact is making next week’s show exciting as we have Chris Sabin vs Alex Shelley, a match I know will be a fantastic match, and no matter who wins, it’s a win win as both wrestlers can give Josh Alexander a fantastic match for his championship. Tune in next time (or read next time as I’m not a TV), as we see the next episode of Impact.
Matches: 0.75/1 Stars
Show Structure: 0.75/1 Stars
Atmosphere: 0.75/1 Stars
Storytelling: 0.5/1 Stars
Production/Theme: 0.5/1 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.25/5 Stars
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