14th Apr2019

‘Impact Wrestling: United We Stand’ Pay Per View Review

by Nathan Favel

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Welcome to this review of Impact Wrestling’s United We Stand, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and it’s time to see if this was any good.

Match #1: IMPACT World Champion Johnny Impact def. Jake Crist, Dante, Pat Buck & Ace Austin – #1 Contenders Match for the X-Division Championship

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This turned out just fine, but I wish that it…you know what I’m going to say…lasted longer. The spots looked excellent and the pace was swift, so it all moved along quite well.

Match #2: Team Lucha Underground (Drago, Aerostar, Daga & Marty The Moth) def. Team IMPACT (Moose, Eddie Edwards, Brian Cage & Tommy Dreamer)

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – The action was a bit lame, but at least some very talented wrestlers got another shot at showing what they can do. In some ways, this might be the final time we see Lucha Underground in any facet, so there’s that, at least.

Match #3: Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie def. Rosemary, Jordynne Grace & Katie Forbes – Knockouts Championship Match

My Opinion: 1 out of 5 – This sucked, for whatever reason. I felt bad for all of these people here. These guys deserved a better match to be involved in.

Match #4: LAX (Santana & Ortiz) w/ Konnan def. Promociones Dorado (Low Ki & Ricky Martinez)

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – Low Ki was the best part of this match, despite every guy here looking good. The match was dull, but the individual athletes looked good.

Match #5: Tessa Blanchard def. Joey Ryan – Intergender Match

My Opinion: 1 out of 5 – This sucked. Ryan did his chauvinist routine, complete with the dick flip. Bothe of these guys are too talented to be stuck doing this gender wat $#!@. Why couldn’t you just let them have an actual wrestling match?

Match #6: IMPACT X-Division Champion Rich Swann def. Flamita – X-Division Championship Match

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was a fine match that was the most enjoyable so far on this card. They have so much chemistry together, so any match between the two ought to be a piece of cake. This was a good one.

Match #7: Sami Callihan def. Jimmy Havoc – Monster’s Ball Match

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was one their better matches together, but it felt more like commercial for those other matches, rather than the next step in a great feud. [This was essentially a repeat of the duos match from Manshester's Wrestling MediaCon last year, complete with the same spots, same weapons etc. - Editor Phil]

Match #8: (Main Event) IMPACT Tag Team Champions Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr & Fenix) def. Rob Van Dam & Sabu – Non-Title Extreme Dream Match

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was what it looks like when you take a great match and slow it to a crawl. Rob Van Dam is showing his age in terms of his speed, but still has a lot to offer in the ring. Sabu looked good, despite being well past his prime. The Lucha Bros. kept this ball rolling and made it possible for the whole thing to get some-where, so there have it for these four talented men.

Final Verdict: 2.5/5

This show was Don Callis written all over it. Everything felt half-assed whether it was intended to be that way or not. There were some nice matches here, but this felt more like it should have been an Impact television card, rather than a Pay Per View show.

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