07th May2021

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (May 6th 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Impact Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and this review is brought to you by Jombee’s Cannibal Chow. Jombee’s Cannibal Chow…food made by the poor, for the poor and from the poor. We’ve got more action in the qualifiers for the six-man match and all the crack you can eat. Are you ready to read about some dumb guy watching wrestling matches? No? Good choice. See ya later.

Match #1: Chris Sabin def. Rhino

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

The war between IMPACT and VBD continues but the stakes are higher than ever as the winner will advance to the 6-Way #1 Contenders match at Under Siege. Deaner trips up Sabin from ringside just minutes into the match, giving Rhino the upper-hand. Both men are laid out after a clash of heads. Sabin quickens the pace with an Enzuigiri, followed by a slingshot crossbody to the floor. Deaner plays dividends once again as he distracts the referee, allowing Rhino to deliver a thumb to the eye. Rhino hits a big Superplex for two. Sabin avoids the Gore, then cradles Rhino to score the three count.

The Score: 6 out of 10

Match #2: Taylor Wilde def. Susan

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Taylor Wilde looks to continue her winning ways since returning to in-ring competition last week. Wilde hits a rope-assisted arm drag. Susan distracts the referee as Lee chokes Wilde on the bottom rope. Kaleb With a K comes down to ringside as it becomes apparent that Tenille Dashwood’s intentions of forming a tag team with Wilde remain. Wilde launches herself the apron, connecting with a running Hurricanrana. Lee targets Wilde on the outside but Kaleb intervenes and neutralizes the situation. Meanwhile, Tenille Dashwood appears and hits Susan with a modified neckbreaker. Wilde connects with a bridged German suplex for three.

The Score: 4 out of 10

Match #3: Trey Miguel def. Rohit Raju

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Trey attempts a submission in the opening moments of the match but Rohit quickly retreats to the outside. Rohit shuts him down with a running back elbow. Rohit hits a modified DDT for two. Rohit provides a distraction as Shera attacks Trey behind the referee’s back. Rohit targets the shoulder, then hits a vicious Flatliner. Trey creates separation with a double foot stomp. Both men exchange strikes in the middle of the ring with Trey gaining the upper-hand. After a flurry of offense, Trey locks in the Hourglass submission to win.

The Score: 7 out of 10

Match #4: Doc Gallows def. Juice Robinson

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Juice gains control in the early going with a running cannonball in the corner. Gallows turns the tide with a big roundhouse kick, knocking Juice all the way to the floor. Omega is there to lend Gallows some advice as the big man begins the wear-down process. Gallows hits a big boot for two. Juice avoids an elbow drop to create separation and build momentum. Juice takes him off his feet with a sliding dropkick, followed by a DDT. Juice falls for a number of distractions from ringside, allowing Gallows to hit another big boot. Gallows puts him away with a chokeslam sitout powerbomb for the win.

The Score: 5 out of 10

Match #5: El Phantasmo def. VSK

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s El Phantasmo makes his highly-anticipated IMPACT debut against newcomer, VSK. The bells sounds and VSK is off to a hot start. Phantasmo gains control with a springboard crossbody, followed by a Moonsault. VSK hits a running boot in the corner before dropping Phantasmo on his his head for two. Phantasmo connects with his signature Sudden Death superkick to win as the referee questions whether or not his boot was loaded.

The Score: 6 out of 10

Match #6: Rachel Ellering def. Kiera Hogan

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

On a night of firsts, Rachael Ellering makes her IMPACT singles debut against Kiera Hogan before the two teams collide in a Knockouts Tag Title rematch at Under Siege. Ellering hits a series of running strikes, culminating with a senton for two. Hogan comes right back with a vicious running dropkick of her own. Ellering puts her rival away with a big swinging slam for three.

The Score: 4 out of 10

Match #7: (Main Event) Moose def. James Storm

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Who will be the final competitor to qualify for the 6-Way #1 Contenders match? Chris Sabin does not accompany Storm to ringside as he has prior engagements in Swinger’s Palace. Moose blocks the signature kick of Storm before cranking his leg against the ropes. Moose targets the knee with repeated stomps on the floor. Moose is in total control, having completely neutralized Storm’s offense. Moose charges into the corner and Storm sidesteps, giving him the separation he needs to catch his breath. Storm fights back with a Codebreaker, followed by a tornado DDT for two. Moose takes him out at the legs, then locks in a Half Boston Crab. Storm attempts Eye of the Storm but his leg can’t support the weight. Storm hits the Last Call superkick and it becomes apparent that he’s in tremendous pain. Referee Brian Hebner almost calls for the bell but Storm pleads with him not to. Moose connects with a thunderous Lights Out spear to put Storm away.

The Score: 7 out of 10

Final Verdict: 6/10

This was a show that kinda moved at a steady pace, but not necessarily…I lost my thought. There was always a goal in mind here, even if the goal-line was a little out of reach. Now, the matches to decide who goes into Under Siege were ultimately pretty good, but there was a lack of drive in the plays to get the ball to the goal and score the most points possible before the clock ran out. I felt like the seven matches we got were of good stock, but not necessarily of top stock. Seeing Sabin and Rhino start off the card was a trip and seeing Sabin win was just as much so. James Storm losing to Moose was great for Moose and actually came together as a spiffy main event. Beyond some nice action, this show was not quite at the level that Impact ought to be at, but it was decent. Sabin, Moose and Trey Miguel are in the Under Siege #1 Contender’s Match. Trey is an intriguing name, although Sabin going after Omega just sounds too damn good to resist. Well, I think you get the idea. Okay. I’m fixin’ to head on up to the Great Glowing Kamode in the sky. I’ll see y’all next time.

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