14th Oct2019

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (Oct 11th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Impact Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the continued build toward Bound For Glory, with more qualifiers for the X-Division Title Ladder Match. Let’s see if Callis and D’Amore have any surprises planned for BFG, or are they just spinning their wheels in the name of staying employed.

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Match #1: Ace Austin def. Eddie Edwards – X-Division Championship Ladder Match Qualifier

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

While Ace is making his way to the ring, a female fan leans over the railing and gives him a smooch. They brawl on the outside in the early going, allowing Ace to grab a cup full of ice and throw it in the face of Eddie. Reno Scum comes down to ringside and pulls the referee out of the ring when Eddie has the match won. Eddie takes out Reno Scum with a dive to the floor. Eddie gets Kenny from under the announce table and attacks Reno Scum with it. Ace capitalizes off the distraction, hitting Eddie with The Fold for a near fall. Ace puts a piece of metal in his brace and cracks Eddie over the head to win. Ace Austin is going to Bound for Glory.

My Opinion: 3.1 out of 5 – This was a bit too gimmicky for my taste, but these guys do work well together. I hope the bookers do something with Eddie at BFG, because he’s just too talented to leave behind for a pre-show. Ace has really flourished as a character during this lame storyline with Alisha Edwards. I was hoping this would lead to a big grudge match at BFG, but it appears they’re letting the angle be a back-drop to Ace’s participation in the Ladder Match. Did they have to do all of the interference nonsense though? Assholes. Anyway, this match was a fun opener that gave us a worthy winner.

Match #2: Desi Hit Squad (Mahabali Shera, Rohit Raju & Raj Singh) w/ Gama Singh def. The Rascalz (Dez, Wentz & Trey) – Six-Man Tag Team Match

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

The Desi Hit Squad wear down Trey in the early going. Trey finally turns it around and tags in Dez but the referee doesn’t see it because Rohit is faking an injury. Dez and Wentz attempt dives to the outside but Shera catches them in mid-air. Trey launches himself over the top, crashing into Shera on the floor. Later on, Shera hits Wentz with a vicious powerslam, allowing Raj to score the pin.

My Opinion: 2.6 out of 5 – The Rascalz worked hard to put over the DHS as formidable, despite the match being a bit blasé. Yeah, this match was un-moved. I read the synonyms for “blasé”. I have the power! There was nothing bad here, but it was simply a terse contest that left little room for the kind of things that really make you wanna sink your teeth into it.

Match #3: Havok w/ James Mitchell def. Taya Valkyrie w/ Jon E Bravo (Disqualification) – Knockouts Championship Match

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Tenille Dashwood joins Josh Mathews and Don Callis on commentary. Tenille is scheduled to face the Knockouts Champion at Bound for Glory on October 20th. Havok targets the back of Taya with a backbreaker. Taya connects with a double foot stomp off the top. Havok hits a thunderous Chokeslam but Bravo pulls the referee out of the ring and punches him. The referee calls for the bell, awarding the victory but not the title to Havok.

My Opinion: 2.1 out of 5 – This was a slow showcase for what Havok needs to work on, but what she is capable of as well. Taya is still one of the best, but having to carry the green party around on her shoulders is not the best way to prove her skills are the real deal.

Match #4: Stephan Bonnar def. Moose w/ Frank Trigg (Disqualification)

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Frank Trigg is on commentary to give insight on Moose’s training regimen for his match against Ken Shamrock at Bound for Glory. Moose hits the ropes but Bonnar counters with a roundhouse kick, followed by a belly-to-belly suplex. Bonnar hits a Spinebuster and climbs to the top for an elbow drop. Moose pushes the referee into the ropes, causing Bonnar to lose his footing. The referee calls for the bell.

My Opinion: 1.9 out of 5 – This wasn’t much of a match, but at least Moose got to wrestle someone who has an extensive background in many different fighting styles. Okay, that’s about all I’ll say about this interesting clunker.

Match #5: Jordynne Grace def. Katie Forbes

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Katie hits a handspring elbow in the corner. Grace connects with a series of running strikes, followed by a splash. Katie hits a tornado DDT for a very close near fall. Jordynne connects with the Grace Driver to score the win.

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – Grace squashed Forbes like the magazine didn’t give her a spot on the list. Okay, I’ll stop.

Match #6: (Main Event) Tessa Blanchard & Daga def. oVe (Jake Crist & Madman Fulton)

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Fulton sends Daga back first into the steel ring post, followed by a sick Chokeslam. Daga turns the tide with a cutter and gets the hot tag to Tessa. Daga soars over the top with a corkscrew press. Tessa connects with Magnum off the top and pins the X-Division Champion.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This turned out pretty well, with Tessa and Daga making a good teams against a version of oVe that had some growing pains, but none that threw off the action itself. I have no idea what I’m talking about. Overall, this was a serviceable main event that had enough guff to make it tough to get enough of the fluff over the bluff wearing muff…I’m out.

News Of The Night:

  1. Fallah Bahh fights Michael Elgin, next week.

Final Verdict: 3.1/5

This was just enough to count as a good show and that’s it.

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