20th May2021

‘Impact Wrestling: Under Siege 2021’ PPV Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this review of Impact Wrestling’s Under Siege event, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have big ol’ show to break-down. Tom Petty: Don’t use my songs for sentences! Me: Yes sir. TP: My teeth are weird! Me: Huh? TP: You wanna get f—ked up?! Me: No! TP: Genju namakayo bakada rikada bazoo! Me: What? TP: …and now…to f—k you. Me: Oh. Well that’s…AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! TP: Come here baby! Me: AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Under Siege begins. Steven Seagal: We have to do Under Siege jokes! Boat then a choo choo! Me: Not this again. Eric Bogosian: Am I involved? Katherine Heigl: I’m naked! Go f—k yourself! Gary Busey: Gary Busey watching sexy lady naked. Katherine Heigl: Shove it chomper-jaw! Gary Busey: What hole? Tommy Lee Jones: Got a bandana! Erika Eleniak: I’m naked! Katherine Heigl: That’s my thing! I gotta fart! Gary Busey: I’m naked! Katherine Heigl: You b—ch! That’s my thing! Tommy Lee Jones: Bandana! Bandana! Tom Petty: Am I in this movie? Katherine Heigl: You shall die a peasant’s death! (Tom Petty gets shot) Me: No! You shot this asshole! Tom Petty: Avenge me. Aven…KAGPH! KAGPH!…me. Me: I will. Under Siege begins.

Match #1: Brian Myers def. Black Taurus (w/Decay)

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Taurus overpowers Myers in the opening moments of the match. Myers retreats to the floor where he punches Crazzy Steve. Taurus turns his attention to Steve, allowing Myers to attack him from behind and gain control. Taurus hits a step-up shoulder block to create separation! Taurus builds momentum with a Crucifix Bomb for two. Myers hits the Flatliner for a near fall of his own. Myers delivers a thumb to the eye, followed by the Roster Cut to win.

The Verdict: 6 out of 10

Match #2: Tenille Dashwood and Taylor Wilde def. Kimber Lee and Susan

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Taylor Wilde and Tenille Dashwood put their differences aside as they join forces for tag team action. Taylor and Tenille are working in tandem as they hit in-sync double underhook slams! Susan picks Tenille off the apron, allowing Kimber to gain control. Tenille hits a jawbreaker and makes the tag to Taylor who quickens the pace. Susan connects with a Superplex but the referee catches her with her feet on the ropes. Kaleb With a K kicks Susan from ringside. Taylor capitalizes with a German suplex to score the victory!

The Verdict: 6 out of 10

Match #3: Ace Austin/Madman Fulton def. Petey Williams/TJP, Rohit Raju/Mahabali Shera and XXXL

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Fulton jump-starts the match by charging towards his opponents before the opening bell. Petey traps Rohit in the Tree of Woe as he sings the Canadian National Anthem! Rohit and Shera double team Petey until he’s able to shift the momentum with a swinging neckbreaker. TJP sets up for his running boot but Shera clotheslines him from the apron. Fulton holds TJP while Ace takes him out with a springboard legdrop. Petey attempts the Canadian Destroyer on Ace but Fulton breaks it up. XXXL send Petey crashing to the mat with a thunderous double shoulder tackle. Rohit gets sandwiched between Larry and Romero! Fulton takes out Larry with a modified Black Hole Slam, followed by a splash from Ace for three.

The Verdict: 6 out of 10

Match #4: W. Morrissey def. Willie Mack

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Two of the most athletic big men in Professional Wrestling collide right here, right now. Willie kicks things off with a burst of intensity as he swarms Morrissey in the corner. Morrissey gains his composure and knocks Willie to the mat with a shoulder tackle. Morrissey sends Willie crashing to the floor with a vicious running boot. The fight spills to the outside where Morrisey drives him into the steel guardrail. Morrissey repeatedly drops his elbow into the unprotected neck of Willie. The tide begins to turn when Willie connects with a top rope clothesline but Morrissey kicks out at one! Morrissey regains control with the East River Crossing, then kicks Willie in the back of the head to score the pinfall.

The Verdict: 5 out of 10

Match #5: Fire N’ Flava def. Jordynne Grace and Rachael Ellering – Knockout’s Tag Title Match

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Kiera and Tasha attack the champs from behind but end up paying for it as Jordynne and Rachael use their strength advantage to quickly gain control. Kiera ducks Ellering, then hits a neckbreaker to build momentum. Kiera holds Ellering in the corner as Tasha pummels her with repeated strikes. Fire ‘N Flava hit a double team foot stomp neckbreaker off the top. Jordynne is becoming increasingly angry as Fire ‘N Flava continue to break the rules in order to prevent Ellering from making the tag. Kiera’s showboating comes back to haunt her as it allows Ellering to create separation and make the tag to Jordynne. The champs almost retain their titles after Jordynne connects with multiple sitdown powerslams on Tasha! Jordynne and Ellering collide with each other after some miscommunication. A fast-paced flurry of action leads to a stalemate with all four competitors down! Kiera counters the Vader Bomb from Jordynne. While Kiera has a hold of Jordynne, Ellering grabs her leg, causing Kiera to snap Jordynne’s head over the top rope. Kiera takes out Ellering with Sliced Bread on the floor! Tasha hits Jordynne with a Frog Splash and we have new Knockouts Tag Team Champions!

The Verdict: 7 out of 10

Match #6: Josh Alexander def. El Phantasmo – X-Division Title Match

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Alexander has the early advantage with his amateur wrestling skill set. Phantasmo takes Alexander off his feet with a running knee, followed by a straight elbow to the chin. Alexander catches Phantasmo in mid-air, the drops him to the mat with a powerslam. Alexander hits a strong backbreaker for two. Phantasmo walks the ropes, then connects with a Hurricanrana for a near fall. Phantasmo puts his arrogance on display as he steps on Alexander and poses in the corner. Alexander picks him off the top with a modified German suplex. Phantasmo walks the ropes once again but this time, Alexander drops him to the mat from his shoulders! Both men exchange strikes in the middle of the ring, culminating with a big boot from Alexander. Phantasmo hits a spinning neckbreaker for another near fall. Phantasmo counters the neckbreaker into a rollup with a handful of tights! Alexander kicks out at two, then connects with his signature running crossbody on the apron. Phantasmo hits a top rope Hurricanrana, followed by a Frog Splash but it’s not enough to keep the champ down. After several attempts, Alexander successfully locks in the ankle lock to win by submission!

The Verdict: 8 out of 10

Match #7: Deonna Purrazzo def. Havok – Knockout’s Title Match

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Deonna attempts to take Havok off her feet with a pair of bicycle kicks but to no avail. Havok asserts her will when she tosses Deonna halfway across the ring. Havok goes for her running corner boot but Kimber pulls her to safety from ringside. The distraction allows Deonna to target the arm and take control. Deonna sidesteps a charging Havok, causing her to collide shoulder-first with the steel ring post. Havok hits a two-handed Chokeslam, then locks in a Boston Crab! Havok knocks Kimber and Susan off the apron, then fights off a Fujiwara Armbar attempt. Deonna counters a running boot into a Fujiwara Armbar, forcing Havok to submit.

The Verdict: 7 out of 10

Match #8: Eddie Edwards and FinJuice def. Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers

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Tonight’s double main event kicks off with a star-studded six-man tag featuring competitors from IMPACT Wrestling, All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling! Omega and Eddie exchange as Eddie takes advantage with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex! FinJuice hit a double running bulldog to Omega. Anderson inadvertently hits Gallows on the floor but Omega doesn’t allow Juice to gain any momentum as he connects with a sliding dropkick. Finlay enters the match with a burst of speed, taking out Anderson with a jumping European uppercut. Omega picks the leg of Finlay from the outside, allowing Anderson to regain control. Finlay takes Gallows off his feet with a jumping crossbody, then makes the tag to Eddie. Omega meets him in the middle of the ring and it’s on! Eddie hits a Blue Thunder Bomb for two. Amidst the rising chaos, Eddie hits Omega with a double underhook powerbomb for another near fall! Omega connects with the V-Trigger on Juice, then a snap Dragon suplex on Eddie. The match erupts into an all-out brawl with competitors coming from every angle! Eddie hits the Boston Knee Party on Anderson to score the huge win!

The Verdict: 8 out of 10

Match #9: (Main Event) Moose def. Trey Miguel, Chris Sabin, Sami Callihan, Chris Bey and Matt Cardona

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Who will be Kenny Omega’s first challenger for the IMPACT World Title? We’re about to find out in our Under Siege main event! All six competitors square off in an impromptu gauntlet style showdown as they jockey for position. Callihan hits Trey with the Death Valley Driver. Cardona sends Moose back-first into the steel guardrail with a basement dropkick. Trey and Bey hit stereo Tope Con Hilo dives, colliding with everyone on the floor. Bey is trapped in the Tree of Woe but ends up sending Callihan and Cardona for a ride! Miguel goes coast-to-coast, delivering a dropkick to the jaw of Bey. Moose hits his signature delayed dropkick on Sabin. Moose hits a thunderous Superplex on Trey but gets caught with Bey’s Frog Splash from the other corner! Callihan breaks the count with a chair, then hits an Exploder suplex on Bey! Sabin connects with a DDT Flatliner combo to both Callihan and Cardona. Cardona hits Moose with Radio Silence but Callihan goes low on Cardona just seconds later! Callihan goes for the Package Piledriver on Cardona when he’s jumped by The Good Brothers! It looks as though Sabin has the match won with the Cradle Shock but Moose pulls the referee off the count. Moose targets the surgically repaired knee of Moose, then hits the Spear to win the match and become the new #1 contender!

The Verdict: 8 out of 10

Final Verdict: 7/10

This was a decent show to start, but it really got going in the second half and stayed fairly strong from there. Not having the World Title on the line was a mistake, but at least we have a lot of excellent matches near the main event spot. Moose winning was expected I suppose, but not the most exciting choice by any stretch of the imagination. Fortunately, Moose performed very well here and made for a solid winner all things considered. I’m surprised The Elite lost here. Is that the only reason why we didn’t get a World Title match? I like it when Eddie Edwards gets to win, but I would have rather seen him wrestle Kenny for the strap. In any case, the prize fights on hand were very satisfying, especially the X-Title, which stole the show. This wasn’t most thrilling Pay Per View in TNA/Impact history, but it was one of the better ones overall. That’s not a bad break for a league that needs more hits than it has in the game so far.

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