04th Feb2021

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (Feb 2nd 2021)

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this week’s Impact Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and I hate actors. Their always asking about their characters and what their motivation is and what’s my line…f— off. I’ll give you a f—kin’ motivation with my foot up your ass. Any-way… Angelina Jolie: Nathan, I need your help with this scene in the scri… (shoots her in face) Me: No. Okay, let’s get to the review before I get back to filming “Night Goes Brightly At Dawn”, which is some d—k-fest written by Steven Zaillian that’s got an Angelina Jolie doing a nude sce…well, not now, because I think I just killed her, but it was going to be a nude scene. Eh. She was a jerk anyway. Lily Tomlin…now she kicks ass. Impact starts… Leonardo DiCaprio: Mr. Favel, I… Me: WHAT DID I SAY?! IF YOU BOTHE… (shoots him in face) Actor dog! Impact…begins!

Match #1: Havok w/ Nevaeh def Knockouts Tag Team Champions Tasha Steelz w/ Kiera Hogan

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

After Havok and Nevaeh crashed Fire ‘N Flava Fest last week, Tasha Steelz looks to exact some revenge in singles action! Tasha charges at Havok from the opening bell in this battle of speed vs size. Tasha chops down Havok with a series of kicks. Tasha targets the knee of Havok as she continues to keep her grounded. Havok counters a running bulldog to build momentum. Havok connects with her signature running boot in the corner. Havok catches Tasha in mid-air and plants her to the mat with a swinging slam! Kiera grabs Havok’s foot from ringside but two can play at that game as Nevaeh does the same to Tasha! Havok hits the Tombstone Piledriver to score the victory on one half of the Knockouts Tag Team Champions!

My Opinion: 4 out of 10

Match #2: Josh Alexander def Madman Fulton w/ Ace Austin

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Last week, Josh Alexander and Matt Cardona teamed up for one night only to defeat Ace Austin and Madman Fulton! Tonight, Alexander takes to the ring on his own to battle Fulton in a huge singles collision. Alexander shows off his incredible strength as he hits the big man with a German suplex! Fulton quickly regains control with back-to-back chokeslams, one of them on the hardest part of the ring. Alexander slips out of the corner and connects with a powerbomb, followed by a double underhook piledriver to win!

My Opinion: 5 out of 10

Match #3: Larry D w/ Acey Romero def Crazzy Steve w/ Rosemary

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Acey hooks Steve’s leg from ringside. Larry distracts the referee while Acey drives Steve into the steel guardrail. Back in the ring, Larry connects with a belly-to-belly suplex for two. Larry continues the wear-down process as Steve tries to bite his way free! Steve attempts a crossbody to Acey but the big man catches him in mid-air. On his way back into the ring, Larry hits Steve with a knockout right to score the victory.

My Opinion: 4 out of 10

Match #4: Jordynne Grace w/ Jazz def Susan w/ Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo & Kimber Lee

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Susan challenged Jordynne Grace to this match last week and it’s on! Susan wastes time by attempting to take off her jacket, allowing Jordynne to gain the early advantage. Jordynne hits a shoulder tackle for two. Jordynne charges into the corner but Susan uses the referee as a shield. Susan distracts the ref, allowing Kimber to dish out some serious damage on the floor. The match begins to break down as Jazz gets into a physical altercation with Deonna! Jordynne connects with a vicious running elbow in the corner, followed by the Grace Driver to win.

My Opinion: 4 out of 10

Match #5: Rohit Raju w/ Mahabali Shera def X-Division Champion TJP – Non-Title Match

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

After learning that Manik is indeed TJP’s alter-ego, Rohit looks to earn himself another shot at the X-Division Title tonight. TJP hits a sunset flip into a unique pin attempt for two. Rohit hits running dropkick, sending TJP through the ropes to the floor. Rohit is in total control as he connects with a Flatliner. TJP builds momentum with a tornado DDT but Rohit avoids the follow-up Mamba Splash. Rohit goes for a double foot stomp but this time it’s TJP who counters! TJP retreats under the ring to seemingly reappear as Manik. Moments later, the returning Mahabali Shera emerges with TJP in his grasp! Shera chokeslams him on the ring apron while Rohit has the referee distracted. Rohit follows up with the running boot to score the victory.

My Opinion: 5 out of 10

Match #6: (Main Event) Moose & Chris Bey def IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann & Tommy Dreamer

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Rich Swann and Tommy Dreamer join forces less than two weeks away from their match for the IMPACT World Title at No Surrender. Moose is in control as he begins to wear Dreamer down. Dreamer makes the tag to Swann who quickens the pace with an explosive dropkick to Bey. Dreamer hits Bey with an elbow drop while Swann connects with a splash for two. Moose knees Swann in the back, allowing Bey to regain control. Moose and Bey work on Swann for several minutes before he’s able to create separation with an Enzuigiri. Dreamer is on fire as he connects with a modified back suplex to Bey. Dreamer spikes Bey with his signature DDT but Moose had made the blind tag just moments before! Moose goes for the spear but Tommy sidesteps, causing him to spear Swann instead! Moose quickly capitalizes for the three count on Swann.

My Opinion: 5 out of 10

Final Verdict: 5/10

This was pretty boring, but not terrible. Each match was functional enough to not stink-up the joint, but that’s about it. TJP and Rohit did not tear the house down like you’d hope, but they did tease that another PPV bout between the two may offer more good fighting. Our two women’s matches were solid if uneventful bouts that kept the flow of the show going, but perhaps not enough to make it soar. Larry D looked the best he has looked in quite some time, so there was at least one pleasant surprise to behold on this show. Josh Alexander is looking more and more like Kurt Angle crossed with a biker week by week and I like it. Josh really has a lot of potential to be a big deal, if Don Callis is willing to go all the way with him. The main event was built around the angle of Rich Swann doubting Tommy Dreamer’s ability to fend for himself now that he’s fifty. As for the action of the main event, we got Moose flattening everybody like they were nothing. Tommy looked excellent here in the small doses that tag wrestling can offer if you want to lean into that rhythm. In truth, the main event wasn’t the most interesting occasion of the show. Hernandez joined forces with Brian Myers to wage war on Eddie Edwards and Matt Cardona, the latter of the two wanting to find out why Myers has become such a bastard. That being said, that wasn’t even the most interesting event of the show. Sami Callihan’s appearance on the show represented a one-two punch of big news: Ken Shamrock is suspended indefinitely from Impact and Sami is now feuding with Trey Miguel. The Sami/Trey feud has a lot of potential to be as intense of a feud as any in recent years and could be a strong focal point for Impact this year if done correctly. So, given that the wrestling wasn’t the main draw on the show, it’s hard to give this wrestling show a great review, but I can say that it was decent and that is not bad. I hope they start getting to the point with Impact’s booking, because it too often feels like this league just puts itself in a holding pattern so they can get out of having to book anything of note until they reach a major show. I wish Impact would feel more important week to week, but Callis is not that kind of booker/promoter sadly. Also, stop letting Tony Khan cut these obnoxious promos where he makes an ass out of himself just to sell this feud between leagues. These promos make both leagues look pathetic and not worth spending time on. Why is either league trying to portray itself as a heel? Isn’t the re-formed Elite/Bullet Club supposed to act as the heels trying to take over two promotions or some s— like that? Anyway, this was another week of TV and that’s okay, but not great either.

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