07th Nov2019

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (Nov 5th 2019)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Impact Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and Charles Rosher can light my ass. Greta Garbo couldn’t wrestle her way out of a paper bag and this show might have that same problem, at least this week. You’ll see what I mean.

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Match #1: Moose def. Willie Mack

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Willie hits a Hurricanrana to gain control in the early going. Moose connects with a delayed dropkick in the corner. Moose shows off his incredible strength with a strong Irish whip in the corner. Moose hits the Go to Hell Sitdown Powerbomb for a near fall. Willie builds momentum with a Stunner, followed by a huge clothesline that turns Moose inside out. Moose takes Willie off the top with a thunderous Superplex, followed by the No Jackhammer Needed Spear to win.

My Opinion: 3.2 out of 5 – This was some good fighting from two guys who seemed ready to kick each other’s teeth in at any time. It’s a shame that Mack is being made to lose to Moose, but that seems to be how things always happen for Mack. Sarah Conner must be protected. Kiss that boy! All work and no play make Jack go…Moose is really big. I wish Mack would have won. Count Orlok doesn’t sail.

Match #2: Michael Elgin def. Fallah Bahh

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Elgin hits a running dropkick through the ropes, sending Fallah crashing to the floor. Elgin follows up with a slingshot double foot stomp from the apron into the ring. Elgin connects with an impressive vertical suplex on the big man. Fallah comes back with a clothesline, then sits on Elgin for a two count. Elgin takes Fallah off the top but it doesn’t affect him. Elgin is finally able to put Fallah away when he submits him with a Crossface.

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – This was a mean match that did more for propagating a war between the Big Mac and the Whopper than…Bert and Ernie? Elgin filled in all the blanks of Bahh’s wrestling ability and made the match as hard-hitting as the next. This was no Davey Richards/Michael Elgin kinda thing, but it worked.

Match #3: Ken Shamrock def. Joey Ryan

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Shamrock sunset flips into a heel hook but Joey gets to the ropes. Joey hits a big clotheslines to gain momentum. Joey makes Shamrock touch it but that just angers the MMA legend. Shamrock locks in the ankle lock and makes him tap out to win.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This should have been a clinic, but it got stuck being too short and forced to play the part as both farce and thriller.

Match #4: Taya Valkyrie w/ John E Bravo def. Madison Rayne

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Taya builds momentum with a running dropkick. Bravo trips up Madison from the outside, allowing Taya to regain control. Taya hits a spinning sitdown Powerbomb for a near fall. Madison turns it around with a tornado DDT. Madison is about to win with the Ripcord Cutter but Bravo breaks up the pin attempt by throwing the dog in the ring. Madison tosses it into the crowd but Taya capitalizes off the distraction with Road to Valhalla to win.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This worked out fine, but was just missing something. I could go for another between these two, however.

Match #5: Petey Williams def. Bhupinder Singh w/ Desi Hit Squad (Rohit Raju & Raj Singh)

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Petey hits a Hurricanrana to send Bhupinder to the floor. Bhupinder catches Petey in mid-air and powerbombs him on the apron. Petey connects with another Hurricanrana, this time into a side Canadian legsweep. Bhupinder hits a powerslam for a near fall. Petey locks in the Sharpshooter to win by submission.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – At least Petey won this match.

Match #6: (Main Event) Rich Swann, Tommy Dreamer, Tessa Blanchard & Daga def. oVe (Sami Callihan, Jake Crist, Dave Crist & Madman Fulton) – Extreme Celebration Match

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Chaos reigns supreme as a huge brawl erupts around the ringside area. Dreamer sends Dave face first into a cake with a cutter. Tessa holds a steel chair in front of Jake’s face and Dreamer drives it into his skull with a running dropkick in the corner. Fulton connects with a modified swinging slam on Dreamer. Swann hits Callihan with a flurry of offense but Callihan turns it around and sends him flying to the floor. Tessa hits a cutter on Callihan, then dives off the top into everyone on the outside. Tessa connects with a huge Tower of Doom out of the corner. Swann rolls up Callihan and pins him out of nowhere to win.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – This was a fun way to blow off some steam, but having the champion lose a random fall is always a risky proposition. Hopefully, this leads to Swann getting a title shot, but who knows. There’s nothing here that you will likely hate, but I wish Impact’s main events were more substantial. In any case, this was a nice way to end the show.

News Of The Night:

  1. Eddie Edwards and Alisha Edwards laid a trap for Ace Austin in a hotel room and beat the piss out of him for being a liar.
  2. Bhupinder Singh and Petey Williams may be in a feud, thanks to Petey saving the referee for the former two’s match from Singh’s attack.
  3. Su Yung, now called Suzie, still doesn’t remember ever being Su Yung.
  4. Jordynne Grace and Taya Valkyrie seem to be in a feud over the Knockout’s Title.
  5. The North lay out a challenge for Marufuji to find a tag team partner and face them for the Tag Team Championships, next week.
  6. IMPACT Wrestling’s “Hard to Kill” comes to Dallas, Texas on January 12, 2020.

Final Verdict: 2.9/5

There was a bit of wrestling here worth watching, but that’s it.

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