29th Nov2021

‘Impact Wrestling: Wrestlehouse 2’ Review (Nov 25th 2021)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this weeks review of Impact Wrestling, I’m editor Phil and we have a Thanksgiving special from Impact… Wrestlehouse 2! FYI, I’m not a fan of the “reality show” format of Wrestlehouse (I get that’s it’s a bit of fun but it’s not for me), so I’m going to stick to review JUST the wrestling protion of this show.

Match #1: Chris Sabin def. Kaleb With a K

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Father James Mitchell, Dr. Ross and Sinn Bodhi are on commentary for the night’s first action. Sabin has Kaleb reeling with a series of arm drags. Dr. Ross notes that his shoulder socket will be permanently damaged after being on the receiving end of moves like that. Kaleb turns it around and takes a selfie with Sabin, all while maintaining a submission maneuver. Sabin hits the Cradle Shock to win the first match of Wrestle House 2!

My Score: 1.5 out of 5

Match #2: Downtown Daddy Brown def. Johnny Swinger

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Brown pummels Swinger on the ropes with a flurry of fists. Swinger distracts the referee and delivers a thumb to the eye of Brown to gain control. Swinger soars off the top but Willie cuts him off in mid-air with a shot to the bread basket. Swinger pushes Brown into the referee, knocking him down to the mat. Swinger uses Brown’s cane as a weapon but it’s not enough to keep him down. Brown soars through the air with an elbow drop to put Swinger away for three.

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #3: Rosemary, Havok, Crazzy Steve, Black Taurus & Chris Sabin def. Madison Rayne, Kaleb With a K, Hernandez, Alisha & Eddie Edwards

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Havok and Rosemary deliver a double clothesline to Alisha. Havok intimidates Madison with her terrifying presence before hitting a big running splash. The pace quickens when Taurus enters the fray, driving his horns into the solar plexus of Kaleb. Team Decay fight off a five person suplex attempt and bite their opponents in return. Rosemary spears Alisha to win the match, meaning Team Madison must remain in Wrestle House!

My Score: 1.5 out of 5

Match #4: Johnny Swinger def. Lawrence D

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Swinger resorts to breaking the rules right away and rakes the eyes. Lawrence comes back with a jab to the chest as Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Ross recommends orthopedic surgery for Swinger. Swinger gets hit boot up on a top rope splash attempt. Lawrence sprays Swinger with the putrid ring rust cologne but gets caught red-handed by referee John E Bravo. Swinger throws powder in Lawrence D’s face, then hits the swinging neckbreaker to win!

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #5: Black Taurus def. Hernandez

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Hernandez goes low on Taurus and as Sin Bodhi says on commentary, “kicks him right in the bulls”. Hernandez charges into the corner with a splash, followed by a running senton. Hernandez attempts the Border Toss but Taurus avoids it. Taurus rips Hernandez’s pants and rolls him up to score the three count!

My Score: 1 out of 5

Final Verdict: 2/5

This was a daft episode of Impact. Honestly, I’m still not that excited by the Wrestlehouse format but at least this one was a ton of goofy jokes and no one took this, or themselves, seriously – which went a long way to making this fun. The matches were very simple yet essentially throwaway – given that they bear no relation to the regular show and this episode was 100% about the story rather than the matches.

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