28th Apr2019

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (April 25th 2019)

by Nathan Favel


Welcome to this week’s Impact Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have the final show before the Rebellion Pay Per View, so let’s talk about the ending to Avengers: End-Game/who cares.

Match #1: Ace Austin def. Aiden Prince

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Ace flies over the top to hit Prince with a cutter on the floor! Ace hits a modified swinging neckbreaker for a two count. Prince avoids a top rope maneuver from Ace, allowing him to connect with a series of strikes. Prince jumps off the top and plants Ace face first into the mat. Ace counters the 450 splash into an armbar and delivers a sick paper cut! Ace hits The Fold to win.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was an easy viewing, despite not having enough to view, on account of the length being so short. These guys have a lot of ability and even more potential to make a big mark, whereever they go. Hopefully, Impact takes good care of these athletes and gives them all they got.

Match #2: Rosemary def. Undead Maid of Honor w/ Su Yung & Undead Bridesmaids

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Rosemary is in control early as she hits a Slingblade. The Undead Maid of Honor turns it around with some unique offense. Su gives her bloody glove to the Undead Maid of Honor but Rosemary spits green mist in her face, followed by the Spear to win!

My Opinion: 2 out of 5 – This was a squash that was all about Rosemary and that is just fine.

Match #3: Killer Kross def. Willie Mack

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Willie hits a big splash in the corner. Willie connects with a Slingblade for a two count. Kross avoids another splash attempt from Willie and hits an overhead throw. Kross continues to pummel Willie but he won’t back down! Willie hits a German suplex but it has no effect on Kross! Willie hits a Samoan Drop but Kross reverses the follow up Moonsault attempt into the Kross Jacket! Willie passes out, awarding the victory to Kross.

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – It was very physical, but was not the smartest match. I’d call it a very ambitious brawl, as they went far past just slugging each other, but they never forgot to just try to knock the piss out of each other.

Match #4: The Deaners (Cody & Cousin Jake) def. Halal Beefcake (Joe Coleman & Idris Abraham)

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

This is the IMPACT Wrestling in-ring debut of The Deaners! Coleman and Abraham wear down Cody, preventing him from getting the tag. Coleman and Abraham play to the crowd, allowing Cody to hit a double clothesline and tag in Jake! The Deaners hit a devastating double team move to score the win!

My Opinion: 1 out of 5 – This was a bit of a mess, but a mess with a purpose, nonetheless. It’s nice to see Cody Deaner is doing well. This wasn’t very good, but at least it got four people on TV that needed a chance to get there.

Match #5: (Main Event) Brian Cage & LAX (Santana & Ortiz) def. World Champion Johnny Impact & Tag Team Champions Lucha Bros (Pentagon Jr & Fenix) – Six-Man Tag Team Match

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Pentagon takes out Cage but when he goes to tag in Fenix, Johnny gets between them and tags himself in! Johnny hits Cage with a springboard Spear. Ortiz kicks Johnny through the ropes to the floor. Pentagon flies over the top, colliding with both Ortiz and Johnny on the outside! Santana is next to fly as he hits a delayed Swanton to the floor! Cage takes out everyone with a Moonsault off the top rope to the outside! Fenix is last to take to the skies with a huge springboard corkscrew! Johnny holds up Santana as Lucha Bros hit him with in-sync superkicks. Johnny hits Ortiz with a 450 splash but Cage breaks up the pin attempt! Cage is about to put Johnny away when Jon E Bravo pulls the referee out of the ring! Taya then attacks the ref at ringside! Cage grabs Fenix but Pentagon clobbers him over the head with a steel chair! Meanwhile, we get a preview of Lucha Bros vs. LAX in Full Metal Mayhem at Rebellion as more weapons come out at ringside! Johnny swings and misses at Cage with the chair. Cage hits him Weapon X to score the win for his team!

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This was an excellent main event that packed the whole thing full of thrills and chills. I feel like I’m describing a Dairy Queen restaurant run by Christopher Nolan. This served as a fabulous preview for this Sunday’s Rebellion event, with each wrestler getting a chance to show what makes them so good. I enjoyed this tremendously. I wish that Impact would have entire cards of matches like this, so they can actually make a real recovery to get as close to what it once was before it all went to hell.

News Of The Night:

  1. Moose is now paired with The North.
  2. Scarlett Bordeaux will do a Smoke Show at Rebellion.
  3. Taya Valkyrie attacked Jordynne Grace.
  4. Petey Williams appears to be involved in a feud with Ace Austin.

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

This wasn’t perfect, but it was good fun and an effective way to build to the Rebellion PPV, which airs tonight.


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