14th Oct2020

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (Oct 13th 2020)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Impact Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and Herb Welch was a big ol’ wrestling star of the 1950s and he beat my ass…he’s dead! We’ve got the penultimate show before Bound For Glory, so shut up and watch it or Herb Welch will beat your ass…he’s dead!

Match #1: Rosemary & Taya Valkyrie def Tasha Steelz & Kiera Hogan and Havok & Nevaeh

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

After being involved in each other’s business for weeks, these three teams compete in what is sure to be a chaotic three-way Knockouts tag. Two competitors are legal at any given time and anyone can tag in anyone. Kiera and Tasha talk trash from ringside as Havok pummels Taya in the corner. Tasha waits until the damage has been done before tagging in to deliver a follow-up dropkick. Nevaeh plants Tasha to the mat before making a tag to the terrifying Havok. The Kaiju Queen goes on the attack but as she hits the ropes, Rosemary tags herself in. Rosemary catches Tasha in mid-air for a Fallaway Slam. Kiera takes out Havok with a dive to the floor. Taya is next to fly as she launches herself off top rope all the way to the ramp. Rosemary puts Tasha away with a double underhook to score the victory.

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – This was okay, but not much to look at overall. There wasn’t enough get-up-and-go to make this match do much else other than put me to sleep.

Match #2: Crazzy Steve def Fallah Bahh

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

It appears as though Fallah is hiding the roll of cash in his shirt. Steve tries to pry it out but Fallah does everything in his power to stop him. Steve begins to wear Fallah down with an illegal submission on the ropes. Fallah catches Steve in mid-air but he fights out of it. Steve rips off Fallah’s shirt and reveals the roll of cash hanging around his neck. Steve rolls him up to pick up the win.

My Opinion: 1.6 out of 5 – This was a comedy match that wasted two talented wrestlers and that pisses me off. Why are you wasting the roster on shit that nobody is gonna pay for? I don’t give a damn if you can’t have a crowd or not…book like they’re coming any-way.

Match #3: Hernandez, Cousin Jake, Alisha, Rhino & Heath def Tenille Dashwood, Tommy Dreamer, Brian Myers, Cody Deaner & Johnny Swinger – 10 Person Tag Team Match

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

The winning team in this huge 10 person tag will face off in a five-way match next week on IMPACT! where the victor will enter the Call Your Shot Gauntlet in the coveted #20 spot at Bound For Glory. These are some unique teams – not only are The Deaners on opposite sides but rivals Tommy Dreamer and Brian Myers must also coexist. Dreamer hits the ropes but Hernandez catches him in the back with a knee, allowing Jake to gain control. Hernandez locks in a bear hug on Dreamer but the innovator of violence bites him to escape. Heath picks up the pace with a big neckbreaker to Myers. Heath connects with the Wake Up Call on Swinger to pick up the win for his team.

My Opinion: 1.4 out of 5 – This wasn’t very much, sadly. I kept waiting for this to get good, but it never got past a certain point. I’m a bit let down by how paint-by-numbers this all was, but that’s par for the course for a random tag match that relied on comedy and stalling too much. The right person won the fall, but that’s it.

Match #4: Kylie Rae def Kimber Lee w/ Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Kylie hits a tilt-a-whirl head scissors in the early going. Kylie continues her momentum with a spin kick for two. Kylie attempts a Hurricanrana but Lee catches her and delivers a sick powerbomb on the apron. Kylie hits a springboard arm-drag but Lee creates separation by retreating to the ropes. Lee drives her into the corner turnbuckle, followed by a delayed vertical suplex for a near fall. Kylie builds momentum with the Kylie Special for a near fall of her own. The action is back-and-forth as Deonna gets up on the apron. Kylie doesn’t fall for the distraction, locking in Smile to the Finish to win by submission.

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – Now this was good. Kylie was as intense as a number-one contender should be. If I’m being honest, this was all about Kylie giving one hell of a performance and making Kimber look tougher than usual. These two made the most of nearly ten minutes and really went for it. All in all, this wasn’t bad at all. Hell, this was pretty damn good.

Match #5: (Main Event) Doc Gallows w/ Karl Anderson vs Madman Fulton w/ Ace Austin (Double Countout)

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

These two giants collide as they look to build momentum ahead of the four-way Tag Team Championship match also featuring the Motor City Machine Guns and The North at BFG. Fulton goes snake-eyes in the opening moments of the match, then clotheslines Gallows over the top rope to the floor. The fight spills to the outside as these two giants brawl towards the stage. The referee calls for the bell as the match ends in double countout.

My Opinion: 0.7 out of 5 – This was a couple of hard shots and a count-out. Damn…

Match #6: (Main Event) Doc Gallows w/ Karl Anderson def Madman Fulton w/ Ace Austin – No Disqualifications, No Countouts

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Fulton assaults Gallows with a lead pipe at ringside. Gallows fights back as he drives a steel chair into the gut of the Madman. Gallows launches himself off the top with a steel chair but Fulton drives it into his skull with a big boot. Fulton charges into the corner as Gallows sidesteps, causing a head-on collision with another chair. Gallows chokeslams Fulton through two steel chairs to win.

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – If you like a good ol’ brawl, then you’ll have a good ol’ time with this shot to the noggin. I never thought about this before, but Doc and Madman are a great pairing. Both guys are about the same size and have a similar way of fighting that packs a wallop. As hardcore fights go, you can expect for a big finale that will bust your spine and everything else. Overall, this was a pretty good way to end a lame show.

News Of The Night:

  1. The following matches happen next week:
    Hernandez vs. Cousin Jake vs. Rhino vs. Alisha Edwards vs. Heath
    Eddie Edwards vs. Sami Callihan
    Chris Bey, Rohit Raji, & Jordynne Grace vs. TJP, Trey Miguel, & Willie Mack
    The North vs. The Good Brothers
    Havok fights Rosemary in a match next week to decide if Havok will help revive James Mitchell
  2. Rosemary and John E. Bravo’s wedding is in two weeks.
  3. If Rhino or Heath win the Call Your Shot Battle Royal at Bound For Glory, then Heath gets a contract, but if they lose, then Rhino is fired.
  4. Rich Swann will make Bound For Glory after all and brawled with Eric Young to prove it.

Final Verdict: 2/5

What a dull way to build toward the biggest Impact card of the year.

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