16th Dec2019

‘Impact Wrestling No Surrender 2019’ PPV Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this review of Impact Wrestling’s No Surrender 2019, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have Rich Swann getting his title shot against Sami Callihan. There’s a lot of matches here, but I’d rather have too many than too few. Okay, let’s get right in there.


Match #1: Trey def. Tyler Matrix & Logan James

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Trey takes James off his feet with a dropkick. James hits Matrix with a double foot stomp. James dives to the outside, taking out both of his opponents. Trey connects with a Moonsault to the floor. Trey locks James in a submission while hitting Matrix with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Trey hits James with double knees off the top to win.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – Trey looked really good here and deserved to win.

Match #2: Rosemary def. Madison Rayne

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Before the match gets underway, Madison tries to get Rosemary to lie down for her but she refuses. Josh Mathews notes that this is a first time ever meeting between Madison and Rosemary. Madison hits multiple knee strikes. Rosemary turns it around with the Slingblade. Madison hits a Crucifix Bomb, followed by a big boot but Rosemary returns from the dead. Rosemary hits a modified DDT to win.

My Opinion: 2.1 out of 5 – This was a dull match that had no life to it. Better luck next time.

Match #3: Rhino def. Jeremiah

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Jeremiah is speaking his mind in the ring when Rhino interrupts. Rhino hits Jeremiah with the Gore to pick up the quick win.

My Opinion: 0.9 out of 5 – This was a squash.

Match #4: Rhino def. Clayton Gainz

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Clayton Gainz jumps Rhino from behind and Rhino’s originally scheduled match is underway. Gainz hits a splash out of the corner for a two count. Gainz wears down Rhino with a headlock. Gainz attempts Splash Mountain but Rhino avoids it. Rhino comes back with multiple clotheslines and a belly-to-belly suplex. Rhino connects with the Gore to win.

My Opinion: 2.2 out of 5 – Well, at least Rhino won.

Match #5: Michael Elgin def. Larry D

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Elgin takes the big man off his feet with a German suplex. Elgin lays in the chops on the ropes. Larry connects with a spinebuster to build momentum. Larry hits a splash for a two count. Elgin crushes Larry with a huge clothesline but it’s not enough. Larry hits a clothesline of his own as he almost scores the upset. Elgin connects with the pop-up powerbomb, followed by more clotheslines to put Larry away.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – Elgin carried Larry to a good match that was pretty physical, but not the most outstanding fight of the night.

Match #6: oVe (Jake & Dave Crist) def. Desi Hit Squad (Rohit Raju & Mahabali Shera) & The Rascalz (Dez & Wentz)

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The Desi Hit Squad wear down Jake Crist, preventing him from making the tag. Jake builds momentum by sending Rohit into the corner, then hitting Shera with an Enzuigiri. Jake tags Dez who goes on the attack. Wentz hits Shera with a Swanton off the top, followed by a corkscrew from Dez. Dave and Jake Crist hit Rohit with the oVe spike piledriver to win.

My Opinion: 2.6 out of 5 – This was a standard sort of match that was every bit as sterile I am.

Match #7: Madman Fulton def. Acey Romero, Willie Mack, Brian Cage & Crash Jaxon – Hoss Fight Scramble

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Fulton hits Willie with a tilt-a-whirl slam. Cage connects with a buckle bomb on Jaxon, followed by a German suplex. Acey dives through the ropes, crashing into Cage on the floor. Jaxon is next to fly when he soars over the top to the outside. It doesn’t stop there as Willie hits a Tope Con Hilo. Fulton hits Jaxon with back-to-back chokeslams. Willie connects with a standing Moonsault on Fulton. Cage takes Fulton from the apron back inside the ring with a vertical suplex. Willie hits Jaxon with a Stunner but Acey breaks up the pin attempt. Fulton hits a top rope elbow drop on Acey to score the victory.

My Opinion: 2.8 out of 5 – I wish Mack or Cage would have won this, but they’re trying to make Fulton more popular, so I get him winning. This was what the match title described and offered…Hoss? What a stupid word.

Match #8: Havok def. Taya Valkyrie w/ John E Bravo (Disqualification) – Knockouts Championship Match

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Havok pummels Taya in the corner with a series of strikes. Taya targets the knee of Havok with a submission. Havok attempts the Tombstone Piledriver but Taya fights out of it. John E Bravo pulls Taya to safety. Havok goes after Bravo but Taya clobbers Havok in the back with a steel chair, causing the disqualification. Havok takes out Taya with a vicious Chokeslam. Havok wins the match but Taya escapes with her Knockouts Championship.

My Opinion: 2.4 out of 5 – This was another in a long line of matches from these two that was underwhelming.

Match #9: Eddie Edwards def. Ace Austin –Tables Match

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The only way to win this match is to put your opponent through a table. Eddie charges towards the ring and takes control right off the bat. The fight spills to the outside as Eddie sends Ace crotch first into the steel guardrail. Ace jumps off the apron but Eddie cuts him off by launching a table into his body. Ace turns it around with a steel chair shot. Ace targets Eddie’s previously injured eye with his magic stick. Ace attempts to Irish whip Eddie through a table but Eddie counters and sends Ace into the turnbuckle. Eddie impales Ace on the legs of a table. Ace slices Eddie’s eye with his laminated card, followed by another shot with his magic stick. Eddie sends Ace flying off the top through a table on the floor to win.

My Opinion: 3.6 out of 5 – Now we’re talking. This was an excellent match that was better than that “Us” movie. Jeez. Talk about a let-down that sucker was. Eddie and Ace have a lot of chemistry together that is worth exploiting further into the future. Also, I’m glad Eddie won, because he should be winning big matches like this.

Match #10: (Main Event) Sami Callihan def. Rich Swann – Impact World Championship Match

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Swann takes control with three dives to the floor. Callihan chops Swann but Swann comes right back with a strong chop of his own. Callihan turns Swann inside out with a sick clothesline. Callihan spits in the face of Swann but that prompts him to counter with a superkick. Swann hits a big clothesline to start building momentum. Swann connects with a roundhouse kick for a two count. Callihan catches Swann in mid-air and drives him into the mat with a Death Valley Driver. Swann hits a standing Moonsault for another near fall. Callihan avoids a top rope Moonsault, allowing him to hit a sitdown powerbomb but Swann kicks out. Callihan almost breaks the neck of Swann with a piledriver on the apron but somehow, Swann still kicks out. Callihan hits another piledriver, this time off the top, to win the match and retain the World Championship.

My Opinion: 4.1 out of 5 – The main event was the best thing on the show and that’s fine by me. This was a long, fantastic bout with all manner of thrilling action and white-knuckle suspense. Sami worked hard to sell every great move that Swann had in his arsenal and Swann sold for the champ like it was holy writ. You can’t go wrong with a great one as the climax and since that’s what we got, I think we oughta be pretty damn happy.

News Of The Night:

  1. Larry D got signed to Impact.

Final Verdict: 3.3/5

The last two matches earned the .3 for the 3 (although a 3 would have been too generous) and left this show being lame until the end, more or less.


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