08th Nov2021

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (Nov 4th 2021)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this weeks review of Impact Wrestling, which features the Impact in-ring debut of Minoru Suzuki in a six-man tag match main event!

Match #1: X-Division Championship #1 Contenders Match – Laredo Kid def. Rohit Raju, Steve Maclin & Black Taurus

The folllowing is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Laredo hits Taurus with a Hurricanrana from the top. Laredo hits a top rope Moonsault, colliding with everyone on the outside. Raj gets involved from ringside, allowing Rohit to take control. Taurus hits Maclin with a pop-up Samoan Drop but Laredo breaks the pin with a springboard Swanton. Moments later, Laredo almost puts Taurus away with a springboard splash. Rohit hits a Flatliner on Laredo for two. Laredo comes back and hits Rohit with a driver for three! After the match, X-Division Champion Trey Miguel comes to the ring and shakes hands with Laredo Kid. Steve Maclin attacks both of them from behind but Trey and Laredo work together to send the big man retreating up the ramp.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #2: Eric Young w/ Violent By Design (Joe Doering & Deaner) def. Jai Vidal

The folllowing is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Violent By Design is in the ring, led by Eric Young who is now medically cleared to compete. Young talks about how Rhino made the wrong decision when he betrayed VBD and reunited with Heath. Young says that it’s once again time for the “master of violence” to get his hands dirty and it starts right now. Young’s opponent comes to the ring and it’s a local competitors from the Las Vegas area, Jai Vidal. Young claims that Jai has “the disease” but he can give him “the cure”. Young makes quick work of Vidal as he hits a powerbomb out of the corner, followed by the Piledriver to win.

My Score: 1 out of 5

Match #3: IMPACT World Tag Team Champions The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) vs. FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay) – No Contest

The folllowing is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

FinJuice look to get themselves back in the IMPACT World Tag Team Title hunt as they face off against the champs in this non-title match! Juice knocks Gallows off the apron but the distraction allows Anderson to toss him to the outside. Gallows deliver a big boot to Juice on the floor. Gallows wears Juice down with a grueling headlock. Juice fights out of it with a jawbreaker to creates separation and make the tag. The pace quickens as Finlay takes out Gallows with a springboard crossbody. Finlay hits a backbreaker on Anderson for two. Anderson avoids the Doomsday Device, leading to a flurry of action that takes everyone off their feet. Out of nowhere, the Bullet Club hits the ring, bringing the match to an abrupt end. Chris Bey, Hikuleo and El Phantasmo lay out both teams before standing tall with the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #4: Knockouts World Championship – Knockouts World Champion Mickie James def Madison Rayne w/ Kaleb With a K

The folllowing is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

One of the greatest rivalries in Knockouts history is renewed as new Knockouts World Champion Mickie James defends her title against Madison Rayne! Mickie is in control as Kaleb tries to pull Madison to safety. Mickie drags her back in the ring and hits a flapjack. Madison distracts the referee, allowing Kaleb to push Mickie off the top rope. Madison hits a flurry of kicks, followed by a neckbreaker to turn the tide. Mickie turns her attention to Kaleb once again, and Madison capitalizes with Ripcord Cutter for two. Kaleb tries to slap Mickie as retaliation for what she did to him last week but he misses and hits the steel ring post. Mickie takes Kaleb out of the equation by tossing him into the steps. In the ring, Mickie soars off the top and pins Madison to win!

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #5: Chris Sabin def. Madman Fulton w/ Ace Austin

The folllowing is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Chris Sabin seeks revenge on Madman Fulton for costing him the Call Your Shot Gauntlet at Bound For Glory and his match against Ace Austin last week! Sabin uses his speed advantage to send Fulton the floor. Sabin goes for a dive but is caught in mid-air and choke-slammed on the apron. Fulton remains in control with a jumping clothesline off the second rope. Sabin launches himself off the second rope, taking Fulton off his feet with a crossbody to the outside. Sabin counters a swinging slam, then rolls up Fulton to score the victory!

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #6: IMPACT World Champion Moose, W. Morrissey & Minoru Suzuki def. Josh Alexander, Eddie Edwards & Matt Cardona

The folllowing is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Edwards, Alexander and Cardona have the momentum following a flurry of dives to the floor. Cardona hits Moose with a top rope missile dropkick. Suzuki locks in an armbar on Cardona, allowing Moose to turn the tide. Moose, Morrissey and Suzuki wear Cardona down as they cut off the ring and employ quick tags. Cardona creates separation with a Codebreaker to Moose, giving him the opportunity to tag in Alexander. Moose gets sent for a ride as Alexander hits him with one German suplex after another. Morrissey counters the C4 Spike but ends up getting hit with a German suplex instead. Edwards hits Morrissey with the Blue Thunder Bomb for two. Battle lines have been drawn as both teams exchange strikes in the middle of the ring. Suzuki connects with the Gotch Piledriver on Alexander. Morrissey hits Edwards with a thunderous big boot, followed by the Powerbomb to win!

My Score: 3 out of 5

News of the Night:

  1. FinJuice will face the Bullet Club in an IMPACT World Tag Team Title #1 Contenders match next week.
  2. Mercedes Martinez announced that she will be challenging Mickie for the Knockouts World Title on November 20th at Turning Point.
  3. This Tuesday on IMPACT Plus and YouTube for IMPACT Ultimate Insiders, Jordynne Grace defends the Digital Media Championship against John Skyler.

Final Verdict: 2.5/5

Another good epsiode of Impact. A solid episode that continued some storylines and set up new ones. I will say this was a GOOD episode and not a great one. But when Impact is continually putting out good episodes when that “other” company can’t it should be commended.


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