29th Oct2021

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (Oct 28th 2021)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this review of Impact Wrestling, I’m editor Phil this week we’ve got the fallout from Bound For Glory (check out my review of that pay per view here). With three new champions and THAT steal by Moose, it will be interesting to see what the new status quo is on Impact going forward…

Match #1: Trey Miguel def. Rocky Romero

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Trey Miguel puts his newly-won X-Division Title on the line against NJPW veteran Rocky Romero! Trey plants Romero face-first into the apron with unique offense. Trey remains in control with a springboard Moonsault to the floor. Romero comes back with a Hurricanrana on the outside, followed by a modified cutter for two. Trey fights out of an armbar and hits a sit-down powerbomb to create separation. Trey hits the Meteora but Romero rolls through into a half Boston Crab. Trey hits a Brainbuster, followed by a successful Meteora to retain the X-Division Championship!

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Match #2: Rachael Ellering def. Tasha Steelz

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

After Tasha Steelz eliminated Rachael Ellering from the Call Your Shot Gauntlet at Bound For Glory, both Knockouts look to move up the ladder in the stacked Knockouts division! Ellering jumpstarts the match with a running back elbow at the opening bell. Tasha hangs her up on the ropes to gain momentum. Tasha hits a Codebreaker, sending Ellering to the outside. Savannah is about to get involved but Jordynne stops her. Ellering hits a modified vertical suplex for two. Ellering traps Tasha in a backslide to score the pinfall victory!

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #3: Joe Doring vs. Heath – No Contest

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Heath and Rhino may be back together but the war with Violent By Design is far from over! Doering erases Heath with a big running crossbody. Heath tries to build momentum but Doering shuts him down with a powerful shoulder tackle. Doering hits a powerslam for two. Heath turns the tide after a big kick to take the big man off his feet. Deaner trips up Heath from the outside but Rhino makes him pay. The match erupts into total chaos as a brawl breaks out between the two sides. After being taken out of action with a knee injury, Eric Young reveals that he’s healthy when he attacks Rhino and hits him with a top rope elbow drop! Young continues the assault as he piledrivers Heath into the mat.

My Score: 1 out of 5

Match #4: Ace Austin def. Chris Sabin

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

It’s main event time on IMPACT! as Chris Sabin seeks revenge on Ace Austin and Madman Fulton for his demise in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet! Sabin hits a sunset flip in the opening moments of the match for an early two count. Sabin does some serious damage to the knee of Ace with unique submission offense. Ace hits a flapjack on the ropes, followed by a vertical suplex. Ace gives him a papercut with his signature laminated playing card. Ace crashes and burns with a top rope leg drop, giving Sabin a chance to recuperate. Sabin hits a modified Brainbuster for two. Ace fights out of the Cradle Shock, leading to sequence that lays out both men in the middle of the ring. Ace connects with the springboard jumping kick for another near fall. Sabin hits a jumping tornado DDT out of the corner. Ace distracts the referee, allowing Fulton to pull Sabin off the top. Sabin sends Ace crashing into Fulton on the floor. Fulton attacks Sabin once again, allowing Ace to capitalize with The Fold to win!

My Score: 3 out of 5

News of the Night:

  1. The show opened with a promo from Moose that saw Eddie Edwards brawl with/challenge him, then Josh Alexander did the same. Then Minoru Suzuki challenged Josh Alexander. Then Matt Cardona followed suit backstage brawling with/challenging Moose!
  2. Steve Maclin attacked Trey Miguel post-match, setting up a new X-Division feud.
  3. A six-man tag match was announced between Matt Cardona, Josh Alexander and Eddie Edwards and Moose and two partners of his choosing (which were W Morrisey and Minoru Suzuki).
  4. Moose offered W Morrisey a title shot if he helps him take on Cardona, Alexander and Edwards in the 60-man tag match.
  5. Madison Rayne interrupted Mickie James’ promo to insert herself into the Impact Women’s Title race.

Final Verdict: 3/5

The more things change the more they stay the same eh?! Eddie Edwards went after Moose AND Madison Rayne went after Mickie James… It’s like Impact has traveled into the past post-Bound For Glory rather than looking into the future. OK, so we got teaser of Minoru Suzuki facing Josh Alexander but other than that there was nothing here to get too excited about. The matches, apart from the crappy finish to the Heath / Joe Doring match, were all decent but there was some odd booking. Rocky Romero gets and X-Division title shot? Where did that come from?The Sabin/Austin match was good but the resasoning behind it seemed too flimsy (Sabin p*ssed at Austion & Fulton for eliminating him in the Call Your Shot gauntlet match at BFG). But when the wreslting itself is good you can’t complain too much.


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