13th Apr2021

‘Impact Wrestling: Hardcore Justice’ PPV Review (Apr 10th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this review of Impact Wrestling’s Hardcore Justice, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Jazz’s career on the line in the main event. Let’s get right to the matches on this night of hardcore matches.

Match #1: Josh Alexander and Petey Williams def. TJP and Fallah Bahh/Ace Austin and Madman Fulton

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

The three competitors in the X-Division Title match at Rebellion were tasked by Tommy Dreamer to find a partner for this 3-way tag tonight. IMPACT veteran Petey Williams makes his return to the ring to fight alongside fellow Canadian, Josh Alexander! Petey looks impressive in the early going as he hits TJP with a Hurricanrana. Ace and Fulton begin to wear Fallah down in their corner of the ring, preventing him from making the tag. Fulton hits Alexander with a thunderous powerslam, followed by a helicopter leg drop from Ace. Fallah runs through Fulton with a big crossbody. Alexander and Petey lock in side-by-side submissions until TJP and Fallah break things up! Fulton connects with a double chokeslam on TJP and Alexander. Moments later, TJP takes out everyone with running boots in the corner. Alexander gets his knees up on a Mamba Splash attempt, allowing Petey to capitalize with the Candian Destroyer! Alexander forces Fallah to submit with the ankle lock to score the victory.

My score: 7 out of 10

Match #2: Shera def. Hernandez – Chairly Legal Match

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After Hernandez used a chair in their tag match on BTI, these two giants collide one-on-one but this time, steel chairs are legal! Shera is first to use a chair as he powerslams Hernandez back-first onto the steel. The fight spills to the outside where Shera continues the assault with a chair shot to the back. Hernandez quickly turns the tide with his own powerslam through two chairs! Shera hits a big Spinebuster for two. Shera hits a superplex into a heap of chairs but Hernandez somehow kicks out. In an attempt to make amends with Shera, Rohit Raju clocks Hernandez with a steel chair shot from behind! Shera pins him for the three count to win.

My score: 1 out of 10

Match #3: Doc Gallows def. Black Taurus w/Crazy Steve

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The Good Brothers look to gain momentum heading into their World Tag Team Title rematch against FinJuice when Doc Gallows battles Black Taurus in singles action. Taurus runs at Gallows with a burst of speed from the opening bell. Gallows avoids a springboard crossbody and takes Taurus off his feet with a big clothesline. Gallows distracts the referee while Anderson attacks Taurus at ringside. Gallows sends Taurus crashing over the guardrail and onto the floor! Taurus soars with a top rope dropkick for a very close near fall. Anderson provides a distraction from ringside, allowing Doc to capitalize with a sitdown chokeslam to win.

My score: 3 out of 10

Match #4: Matt Cardona def. Johnny Swinger – Crate American Bash Match

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There are four mystery crates on each of the ring posts – whatever is inside of them can be legally used in the match! Swinger is the first to open a crate and he finds a framed photo of Scott Hall. Swinger knocks Cardona off the apron, sending him into the steel guardrail. Swinger opens another crate but it comes back to bite him as his hand gets stuck in a rat trap! Both men are down after a clash of heads. Swinger finds brass knuckles in his next crate but Cardona puts him away with Radio Silence before he can use them!

My score: 1 out of 10

Match #5: Sami Callihan def. Sam Beale

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Callihan immediately takes control as he bites the hand of Beale. Callihan continues to outclass his opponent with an Exploder suplex on the floor. Beale almost pins Callihan with a series of rollups. Callihan refocuses, then connects with a vicious Package Piledriver to win.

My score: 1 out of 10

Match #6: Jake Something def. Brian Myers – Blind Justice Match…or Hardcore Blindfold…or Dip-S—t Match

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This match came about after Brian Myers interrupted a bout between Jake Something and Matt Cardona on IMPACT! Myers would go on to injure Jake’s eye by driving it into the steel ring steps. Tonight, both competitors will be blindfolded in a match with no disqualifications and no countouts! As they try to find their footing, the fight spills to the outside where Myers successfully lands a shot with a trash can lid. Myers plants him to the mat but attempts a pin while Jake is lying on his stomach! Jake rolls through and hits a sitdown powerbomb for two. Myers uses the referee as a shield, then takes off his blindfold to connect with a superkick! Matt Cardona comes to ringside with the mystery crate from earlier and slides it to Jake. Jake swings at Myers as the crate explodes open with action figures! Jake hits the Black Hole Slam to score the victory.

My score: 1 out of 10

Match #7: Tenille Dashwood def. Alisha, Havok, Rosemary, Su Yung and Jordynne Grace – Weapons Match

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While Susan is making her entrance, she’s attacked by her alter-ego, the terrifying Su Yung! Su replaces Susan in this match where the winner will become #1 contender for the Knockouts Title. The bell rings and Tenille immediately retreats to the floor. Su, Havok and Rosemary take part in an Undead Realm reunion before attacking each other! Everyone surrounds Tenille as Alisha prepares to use a staple gun! Kaleb With a K sacrifices himself but ends up getting stapled for his actions! Jordynne hits Alisha with a sidewalk slam into a steel trash can. Susan sends Jordynne head-first into a steel chair. Moments later, Rosemary spears Su before locking in Upside Down on Jordynne! Rosemary introduces a bag of thumbtacks but Alisha uses them to her advantage on the floor. Just like Eddie Edwards has Kenny the kendo stick, Alisha has his wife, Kendra! Su locks in the bloody glove Mandible Claw on Alisha and they brawl to the back. Havok is perched on the top rope when Nevaeh appears at ringside and blinds her with powder! Jordynne capitalizes with the Vader Bomb but Kaleb pulls her off the pin. Tenille rushes into the ring to steal the pin and become #1 contender!

My score: 6 out of 10

Match #8: Deonna Purrazzo def. Jazz – Title Versus Career Match For The Knockouts Title

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

In addition to the high-stakes stipulation, this match will be contested under Old School Rules meaning there are no disqualifications and anything goes. Jazz hits a spin kick for an early two count. Deonna quickly turns things around by targeting the arm of Jazz as she prepares to lock in the Fujiwara Armbar. Deonna traps Jazz in the ropes, then delivers a pinpoint dropkick that sends her to the floor. Jazz creates separation and brings the fight to the outside where she whips Deonna into the steel ring post. Jazz lands a series of strikes, then connects with a modified X Factor for two! Jazz pays homage to Tommy Dreamer with a DDT onto a steel chair but Deonna kicks out! Deonna fights out of a double underhook and hits Queen’s Gambit to score the victory, effectively ending the career of Jazz.

My score: 7 out of 10

Match #9: Violent By Design def. Team Dreamer – Hardcore War

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

The rules for Hardcore War are as follows: Two men start alone for 5 minutes. Every 2 minutes a new man enters from alternating teams. The match cannot end until the final man has entered. After all 8 men have entered, the match is won by pinfall or submission. There are no disqualifications and Violent By Design will have the numbers advantage after winning the coin toss. Deaner and Eddie Edwards are the first two competitors. Suspecting that VBD may be responsible for the attack on Tommy Dreamer, Eddie jumpstarts the match with a vengeful burst of offense! Eddie connects with a Backpack Stunner as the next member of VBD is set to enter the match. Rhino makes his way to the ring with a pool cue and VBD gains their first numbers advantage. Willie Mack evens the odds with Kenny the kendo stick and a steel chain. Willie places a toaster between the legs of Deaner, then whips him with the chain! Hardcore War continues as Joe Doering enters, once again turning this into a handicap match. The beatdown rolls on before IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann comes bearing gifts in the form of a table and a street sign! Momentum shifts as the trio lays in a beatdown on Violent By Design. Eric Young is the final entrant for VBD as he introduces a hockey stick into Hardcore War! Two minutes later, the clock for the final member of Team Dreamer hits zero and Trey Miguel’s music hits! It appears as though Scott D’Amore has replaced Dreamer with Trey – let the Hardcore War begin! Trey is on fire as he hits a double dive to both Young and Deaner on the floor. Doering shuts Trey down by hitting a massive running crossbody. Rhino drives Swann through a table for two! There’s a huge Tower of Doom out of the corner. Trey hits Doering with a Meteora to send him through a table on the outside. Amidst the chaos, Young connects with a Piledriver on Willie to score the pin and award Violent By Design the victory.

My score: 7 out of 10

Final Verdict: 4/10

This was a depressing night. You saw the names of the matches for this sucker. Blindfolds? Crates? Chairlys? What the f—k was going on here? At least the last few matches were good. The opener was excellent. Petey Williams is back. Bad Bunny stole his move…furry little bastard. Trey Miguels took his place on Team Dreamer…and lost. F—k! Jazz lost her career match. Aw. Why didn’t they just wait to put this on Rebellion? Rebellion would have been a great place to do this match. Well, I hope this is not the last we see of Jazz. The main event was a good team bout that had some intensity once Trey got out there. Impact definitely has something with him, so they better not blow it with Trey now that he is back. This entire show was rather weak, but there are good things in here now and then and that’s something. I hope there are matches on this show that you enjoy. Thank you for reading.

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