24th Feb2021

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (Feb 23rd 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Impact Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and I gotta take a s–t. You do the damn review! I’m tired of being the only one picking up the slack here. You’re on full blast here mother-f–ker! I got s–t to do! Mama’s got to bingo! Impact! Write it! I…otay. I’ll do it. OTAY!

Match #1: Jake Something def Cody Deaner – Tables Match

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

The personal rivalry between former partners continues in a Tables Match tonight. The first person to put their opponent through a table will be declared the winner. Deaner bites Jake’s nose in the opening moments of the match. Jake charges at Deaner but he counters and sends Jake face-first into the table! Deaner avoids a Superplex through the table but Jake hits him with a huge sit-out powerbomb instead. Deaner connects with a low blow on the stage. Moments later, Jake hits a powerful Black Hole Slam through a table on the outside to win!

The Score: 8 out of 10

The Good:

  • This was great. You get some fabulous wrestling that made both men look better than ever before. Jake was great. Wow. Jake really is something. Cody ain’t half bad. The table was actually used for suspense. I loved this.

The Bad:

  • Add a few more minutes to this.

The Verdict:

  • What a great opener and a major turning point in the career of Jake Something.

Match #2: Black Taurus, Chris Bey and Ace Austin def Josh Alexander, Trey Miguel and Willie Mack

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

The winning team in this six-man tag will advance to a Triple Threat next week with the winner of that match earning a shot at TJP and the X-Division Title! Taurus scales the turnbuckle and hits Alexander with incredible aerial offense. Alexander counters a Hurricanrana from Chris Bey into a modified backbreaker! Trey sends Ace for a ride with the Pendulum. Willie hits Ace with a pop-up forearm for two. Ace spikes Willie with The Fold but the count is broken up before three. Bey hits The Art of Finesse on Willie to score the victory for his team.

The Score: 6 out of 10

The Good:

  • There’s lots of fast stunts on display here. Everybody worked hard to make the match worth the time to book.

The Bad:

  • Not enough wrestling for my taste.

The Verdict:

  • More of the same ooey gooey X Division action.

Match #3: The Good Brothers def XXXL

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

This match was made earlier tonight on BTI, the all-new IMPACT! pre-game show on AXS TV. Anderson hits the ropes but Larry knees him in the back to turn the tide. XXXL continues to wear Anderson down until he hits a running uppercut to create separation. Anderson makes the tag to Gallows who goes on the attack! The Good Brothers connect with the Magic Killer on Larry to win.

The Score: 4 out of 10

The Good:

  • The right team won a bout that was hard-hitting and visceral. Good Brothers were consistent from bell to bell. Acey and Larry continue to get better and better and that’s right on display here.

The Bad:

  • The match was a bit too slow and needed some oomph to it. This was not very ambitious wrestling either.

The Verdict:

  • Not bad, but a bit lame all the same.

Match #4: Eddie Edwards def Hernandez

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Eddie Edwards is set for action against Brian Myers but Myers isn’t dressed to compete. Myers’ attorney, Mark Sterling, states that IMPACT Wrestling is an unsafe and unprofessional working environment. Sterling reveals that since Myers is unable to compete due to his eye injury, a suitable replacement can be made as stated in his contract. That replacement is none other than Myers’ hired gun, Hernandez. Eddie jumpstarts the match with a dive to Hernandez on the ramp! Hernandez trips him up, leading to a hard collision with the ring apron. Hernandez distracts the referee, allowing Myers to illegally attack Eddie on the floor. Eddie fights out of the Border Toss, then connects with a Boston Knee Party off the second rope for three!

The Score: 3 out of 10

The Good:

  • Eddie.

The Bad:

  • Eddie’s tramp pants. Why does Eddie still look like Chaz Bono? Hernandez wore that shirt wrong.

The Verdict:

  • This was a weak match that didn’t do much for action or excitement.

Match #5: Jordynne Grace and Jazz def Susan and Kimber Lee

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

The winning team will earn a shot at Fire ‘N Flava and the Knockouts Tag Team Titles! Jazz is in firm control of Susan when Deonna hooks her leg from the outside. Deonna continues to get involved when ODB comes out to even the odds! The referee ejects them both from ringside as the match rolls on. Susan wears Jazz down with a sleeper before making the tag to Kimber. Jazz fights out of the corner, then makes the tag to the powerful Jordynne Grace! Susan is flattened with a double team front suplex for two. Jordynne breaks an ankle lock attempt from Susan, then connects with the Grace Driver to win!

The Score: 5 out of 10

The Good:

  • Grace and Jazz kicked ass. Susan made fighting in slacks turn out well. Lee did well as well.

The Bad:

  • This was boring. Why is Susan in slacks? Who the hell wants to watch someone fight in slacks? Dumbest s–t I’ve seen…this week.

The Verdict:

  • No more slacks in matches! F–kin stupid s–t. Jazz and Grace were great.

Match #6: (Main Event) Moose def Jake Something – TNA World Title Match

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

After being made an officially sanctioned title by Scott D’Amore earlier tonight, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship is on the line! Jake Something jumps Moose during his entrance to gain the early advantage. They brawl around the ringside area before entering the ring to make the match official. Moose gains momentum with a strong running elbow in the corner. Jake hits a big clothesline, followed by his signature sit-out powerbomb for two. Jake is perched on the top rope when Moose clobbers him with an elevated dropkick, followed by a massive Superplex! Jake comes right back with a pop-up powerbomb for a near fall. Moose hits back-to-back Uranagi’s, followed by a thunderous Lights Out spear to win.

The Score: 7 out of 10

The Good:

  • Jake did it again. Moose did great. You get a lot of fast action from two guys not known for it. This never stopped for a thing.

The Bad:

  • Ummmm…needed more time?

The Verdict:

  • These guys worked hard to make their match feel important. Moose went from strength to strength and tore the house down with Jake, who kicked ass.

Major News:

  1. The TNA World Title has been activated as a legitimate World Title.
  2. Rich Swann will fight Moose for the Impact Wrestling World Title.

Final Verdict: 7 /10

Jake Something was a star here. Whew! Jake has got something special. When not playing a hillbilly yokel in a comedy tag team, Jake is damn good. Having two major matches in one show for Jake really made this his own special. Wow. Go Jake. Everything else worked out fine and with the TNA World Title now active, we can finally figure out what the goal was in bringing it back in the first place. I’ll see next time.

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