Reviews by Dave
Show air date: September 21, 2020
Good show for Impact Wrestling on AXS-TV as they built to two shows: the ImpactPlus app special Victory Road and their top pay-per-view event, Bound For Glory. Heavy focus on the Knockout division and the World title picture.
Trey Miguel defeated Chris Bey and TJP
To determine the immediate next challenger for the X Division title and champion Rohit Raju, Trey Miguel beat “The Ultimate Finesser” Chris Bey and TJP, with Miguel pinning TJP for the second week in a row. Very good, fast-paced with three guys that didn’t just try to get in all their moves. They did a lot of small things that made sense to do and each worked their own style: Miguel the pure high flyer, TJP the submission expert, Bey the brawler.
Rohit Raju defeated Trey Miguel for the X Division Championship
Raju gets the title match started less than a minute after the decision and pins Miguel, holding the tights. He and Bey might need to put the tag “Finesser” on the line.
EC3 Reverse Mike Jones’ed Moose
EC3 did a reverse Mike Jones and gave out Moose’s phone number as he now wants to help Moose find the stolen TNA world title belt…that EC3 stole. They’re just letting him talk and he’s been great.
Susie defeated Kimber Lee
Susie defeated Kimber Lee in what has to be Lee’s best match since arriving. Lee’s associate, KO champion “The Virtuosa” Deonna Purrazzo attacks both Susie and her tag partner, number one contender Kylie Rae, with Rae fighting her off and showing real fire, announcing her intent to challenge for the title at BFG (duh). Good match and segment.
On a show with a lot of good wrestling, the best segment was the #heathforimpact commercial as HEATH continues trying to get signed by the company. David Hasselhoff, Flavor Flav, Nancy Kerrigan, and Chuck Norris were in it (for real) and were still outshined by HEATH’s two daughters and Delorian Brown.
Motor City Machine Finessed By the Rascalz and the Good Brothers
Talk about finessing, world tag champs, the Motor City Machine Guns let the Rascalz and Good Brothers book themselves into a match next week.
The WRESTLEHOUSE sequel seems to be the wedding between John E. Bravo and Rosemary. Johnny Swinger was back and was terrific as always. These seem to be the only places Alisha Edwards really shines.
Eric Young Explodes
Cody Deaner had a match but he and Jake got taken out by world champion “The World Class Maniac” Eric Young, who levels them with the title belt, piledrivers and nasty looking knee bars. It’s when he menaces executive producer Scott D’Amore that brings out former champion Eddie Edwards, who backs Young off. A screaming match between Edwards and D’amore after set the main event for Victory Road.
Sami Callihan defeated RVD with Katie Forbes
Taking an old school stipulation and twisting it, if Rob Van Dam beat Sami Callihan, RVD’s girlfriend Katie Forbes would get five minutes with Callihan. This was much better than their first match with RVD getting the win but it all went bad when Forbes went to collect, suffering a Callihan piledriver. This was good too. #RatchetLivesMatter for poor Katie.
Main Event: Tenille Dashwood defeated Jordynne Grace
Tenille Dashwood (with Kaleb with a K) got a huge win over Jordynne Grace in the main event, far and away Dashwood’s best match since arriving in the company close to a year ago. She didn’t look rusty as before and held her own as Grace was her normal wrecking ball self. That firmly establishes Dashwood as a serious contender for the KO title.
The show ends with Edwards being leveled by someone as he left the building without revealing the culprit. Hmmm? Strong show for them that build interest in what looks like a hot fall for them.