25th Oct2021

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (Oct 21st 2021)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this review of Impact Wrestling, I’m editor Phil and, as you may have read in his reviews last week, Nathan is taking a break from weekly wrestling reviews. Which means I’ll be doing weekly reviews of AEW and, as with this review, Impact on the regular from now on.

Match #1: Bullet Club (Chris Bey & Hikuleo) vs. FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson) – #1 Contenders Match for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championships

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Who will be next in line for a shot at The Good Brothers’ IMPACT World Tag Team Titles? We find out as this epic rivalry continues! FinJuice hits Hikuleo with a double running bulldog for two. Hikuleo brings their momentum to a halt with a spinning side slam to Finlay. Finlay makes the tag to Juice who quickens the pace with repeated hammer fists in the corner. Juice hits Bey with the running cannonball. Finlay connects with his signature backbreaker on Bey but inadvertently takes out the referee in the process. Hikuleo hits Finlay with the Chokeslam but the referee is still unable to make the count. Referee Brandon Tolle replaces Daniel Spencer as Finlay counters Bey’s Art of Finesse. Juice rolls up Hikuleo while Bey simultaneously rolls up Finlay and they both score a three count from the referees.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #2: John Skyler & Tenille Dashwood def. Jordynne Grace & Fallah Bahh and Chelsea Green & Crazzy Steve

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

The six competitors in the finals of the Digital Media Championship Tournament at Countdown to Glory compete in a three-way tag team match right here, right now! Chelsea hits Fallah with a running dropkick. Skyler and Dashwood employ quick tags to wear Steve down. Moments later, Steve bites them to turn the tide. Grace quickens the pace as she hits Dashwood with a spinebuster. Jordynne collides with Skyler, hitting him with a running double knees back elbow combo. Skyler saves Dashwood from being squashed by Fallah. Steve hits him with the jumping DDT but Dashwood capitalizes with the Spotlight Kick to win.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #3: Mickie James def. Savannah Evans – Pick Your Poison Match

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Before Mickie James challenges Deonna Purrazzo in a Knockouts Title dream match at Bound For Glory, she competes in an IMPACT ring for the first time in 6 years as she battles Purrazzo’s handpicked opponent, Savannah Evans! Mickie takes it to Savannah in the corner. Tasha hooks Mickie’s leg from ringside, allowing Savannah to take control with a big boot. Savannah hits a running splash before locking in a devastating bear hug. Mickie bites her to break the hold, then soars off the top rope for a two count. Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo appears at the top of the ramp, allowing Savannah to hit the Full Nelson Slam off the distraction. Mickie comes back with her signature DDT to score the huge victory!

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #4: Trey Miguel def. Alex Zayne

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Trey Miguel goes one-on-one with Alex Zayne as he prepares to battle Steve Maclin and El Phantasmo for the vacant X-Division Title at Bound For Glory! It’s a stalemate in the early going as both men counter each other’s offense. Trey hits a springboard Moonsault to the floor. Zayne turns his opponent inside out with a clothesline, then picks Trey off the top with a unique head scissors. Trey hits the Cheeky Nandos Kick, followed by the 619. Trey connects with a top rope Meteora to win!

My Score: 3 out of 5

News of the Night:

  1. Matthew Rehwoldt was banned from ringside at Bound For Glory
  2. Manny Lemons and Sam Beale from The Learning Tree by Brian Myers
  3. Steve Maclin attacked Trey Miguel after his match
  4. El Phantasmo attacked Steve Maclin AND Trey Miguel
  5. Both Bullet Club AND FinJuice were announced as facing The Good Brothers at Bound For Glory

Final Verdict: 4/5

This episode was interesting… Only four matches on the card, all of which were good, however this episode of Impact was more about the build to Bound For Glory, with the “main event” of the show being a face-off between Christian Cage and Josh Alexander – which really sold their match and essentially put it all on the line fo Alexander. It’s clear his WILL be winning the belt at Bound For Glory after this episode. If he doesn’t it will be a huge waste of the build he’s had since the end of The North and his X-Division reign. The Deonna/Mickie James match was built solidly too – with a real feel that everyone, apart from Deonna, wants Mickie James to pick up the belt… I have a feeling she won’t but we might see who WILL take the belt from Deonna show up at Bound For Glory at the end of the match.

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