Reviews by Dave
Show air date: October 6, 2020
Good Impact Wrestling on AXS-TV this week. A step down from the string of shows they’ve had recently but with those shows trending towards “great”, “good” isn’t bad at all. Knockouts were featured heavily again, as was the tag team division with some hot angles as they head towards Bound For Glory (BFG) and were coming off an excellent Victory Road ImpactPlus app special.
Tommy Dreamer defeated Brian Myers
Tommy Dreamer defeated “The Most Professional Wrestler” Brian Myers by disqualification when Myers hit Dreamer with a kendo stick in the first of two Victory Road rematches. He lit Tommy’s him up after the match, adding some real fuel to a good undercard feud. This is clearly Tommy wanting with his former protege in Myers the feud he wanted–and almost got–with Terry Funk in ECW except now he’s Funk in the story. Good wrestling match with a hot finish.
Jordynne Grace defeated Rohit Raju
Jordynne Grace nearly wins the X Division title by beating champ. Rohit Raju in his self proclaimed “Defeat Rohit” challenge. She pinned him with the Backlund Roll (you know that popped my old school soul), but since it was never declared a title match, he kept his title. Short match but Rohit was good on the mic, before and after the match. IMPACT executive Scott D’Amore ends his celebration announcing he will be defending his title at BFG in a Scramble match with Grace, his Victory Road opponent Willie Mack and his rivals since he won the title, “Ultimate Finesser” Chris Bey, TJP, and Trey Miguel.
The Rascalz defeated XXXL
The Rascalz–Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz–made it two and 0, beating XXXL–Acey Romero and Larry D–in the second VR rematch. Good match up of big power wrestlers vs faster high flyers.
Rich Swann Gets Laid Out By Eric Young
We catch up with BFG world title challenger Rich Swann at a rehab session but so does champion Eric Young in the hottest moment of the show. He lays Swann out and attacks his bad ankle again with a kettlebell. Damn.
Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie defeated Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz
The Itty Bitty Cutie Hit Squad of Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz come up short against Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie in probably their best tag performance to date, giving the two former KO champs a good fight in defeat. Taya looked reinvigorated here with a ton of energy. Credit for Josh Matthews for calling the strategic mistakes Rosemary was making in the match. That is smart commentator work and he should keep doing that.
The Deaner defeated Johnny Swinger and Crazzy Stever
The Deaners beat Johnny Swinger and Crazzy Stever. You read the names so you know this was all shenanigans. The Swingman’s 107 year old young boy let him down.
Great Fire from Kylie Rae
Great backstage segment with Kylie Rae, talking about KO champion Deonna Purrazzo breaking the arm of her friend Susie at Victory Road. Purrazzo’s tag partner Kimber Lee comes out, mocking Rae and it goes all bad for her. Great fire from Rae.
Moose is Still Searching
Moose is still trying to find ECIII before he buries the TNA World Title belt. He needs to find the guy that sold him those shorts and break all his facial bones.
Main Event: Motor City Machine Guns defeated Ace Austin and Madman Fulton
In the main event, World tag champs the Motor City Machine Guns–Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin–beat the very promising team of Ace Austin and Madman Fulton in a very good match where all four guys looked great. Josh Alexander and Ethan Page–The North–come out (with Ethan rocking his “I don’t skip leg day” shorts), which brings out Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson, the Good Brothers. Gallows interferes, punching Fulton and the MCMG take advantage.
For a show meant to pay off things of a big event while building to a bigger one, this was pretty good.