20th Jul2018

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (July 19th 2018)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Impact Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have lots of action to cover, so let’s do so.

Match #1: Killer Kross beat Petey Williams

This was a quick yet brutal match that made Kross look like a vicious sadist. Petey deserves more than just being fed to the latest flavor of the month, but at least Petey is getting on television. Kross seems to be pretty good and certainly brings a different kind of wrestling style to Impact, with more mat work and stiff chops that might be able to chop down a whole forest. Kross even did a spot where he dared Petey to attempt a Canadian Destroyer, but was able to counter the finisher and get the win.

Match #2: Desi Hit Squad beat KM and Fallah Bahh – Tag Team Match

There wasn’t too much to this match, but at least the right team won. I like this Desi Hit Squad and it’s nice to see a new team with potential get some attention.

Match #3: Joe Hendry w/ Grado and Katarina beat Eli Drake

There wasn’t much to this match, but the surprise win was a nice visual.

Match #4: Andrew Everett versus Dezmond Xavier

I wrote about Dezmond’s debut in Lucha Underground yesterday and remarked about his short yet good match. Thanks to Eddie Edwards’s attack on both Andrew and Dezmond, there was no match. Eddie cut a promo on Tommy Dreamer, which I will talk about in the New of the Night section.

Match #5: Sami Callahan beat Greg Osbourne

The idea here is that Sami is a prick and he showed it by putting Pentagon Jr.’s mask on Greg while beating him to death. Sami is really great at being a mean son of a bitch and is on his way to being a one-man batting cage with a bone to pick. What in the hell is one-man batting cage? I gotta get a damn back-space/delete button for this computer. This is getting out of hand.

Match #6: Main Event: Allie and Kiera Hogan beat Shotzi Blackheart and Tessa Blanchard – Knockout’s Tag Team Match

This was a solid main event. It’s cool seeing the women get another crack at the top spot on the card. Tessa just keeps coming along as a name to watch and makes her matches feel important. I like Shotzi and think she will do well in Impact. Allie and Kiera Hogan are very likable and made for a good team to fight Tessa and Shotzi. Over-all, this was a nice match.

News of the Night:

  1. Scarlett Bordeaux is the mystery woman from the vignettes from over the past few weeks. Scarlett will debut next week.
  2. Eddie Edwards taunted Tommy Dreamer before their hardcore match at Slammiversary.
  3. Su Yung took Madison Rayne through the Land of the Dead or some shit in a well-produced, yet pathetic vignette. Why can’t we just have Su Yung tell Rayne she’s going to beat here ass? It would save some money and make a few more people feel.
  4. Pentagon kidnapped oVe and tortured them. I guess that’s not illegal any-more.
  5. Austin Aries fought with Moose to close the show in anticipation of their World Title match this Sunday at Slammiversary.

Final Verdict: This was a decent go-home show that had nice little bursts of action, but nothing really memorable.


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