17th Dec2021

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (Dec 16th 2021)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this weeks review of Impact Wrestling, which continues the stories and build towards next months Hard to Kill pay per view. This episode was kicked off by a “Before the Impact” match which saw Ace Austin defeat Hernandez. Let’s get to the rest of the card!

Match #1: Josh Alexander def. Rohit Raju

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

With Hard to Kill fast approaching on January 8th “Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander made a statement ahead of his colossal confrontation against JONAH, Alexander overcame injured ribs from JONAH’s brutal attack at Turning Point and interference from Raj Singh at ringside to pick up a decisive victory over the ever-conniving Rohit Raju.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #2: Joe Doering and Doc Gallows def. Rich Swann and Willie Mack

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Swann and Willie attempt to use their speed and striking skills to overcome the monstrous duo of Gallows and Doering, but the size and strength of Doc and Doering is too much to handle as they defeat Willie Mack with a double chokeslam.

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #3: Trey Miguel def. John Skyler

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

Trey connects with the Meteora to pick up a swift victory over John Skyler. After the match Steve Maclin attacks Trey at the top of the ramp and smashes Trey in the skull with the X-Division Championship he desperately covets.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #4: Chris Bey def. Laredo Kid

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

In a MUST-SEE fast paced, high flying, state of the art wrestling match, Bullet Club’s Chris Bey scored the victory over the masked sensation Laredo Kid with the Art of Finesse OUT OF NOWHERE.

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Match #5: Tenille Dashwood def. Jessie McKay

The following is courtesy of impactwrestling.com:

The passive aggressive relationship between The Influence and The IInspiration continues to explode as Kaleb pulled the referee out of the ring just as Jessie was about to score the win. The confusion at ringside allowed Tenille to connect with the Spotlight and pick up the win.

My Score: 1.5 out of 5

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

This was, apart from the womens main event, a very strong episode of Impact – probably the best of the past few weeks, even though not a single episode of Impact has disappointed at all in recent weeks. Impact has been consistently solid but, with the right matches – like the opener and the Chris Bey vs. Laredo Kid match – the company proves they have what it takes to be great. We just need them to be as good as 90% of this show each and every week.


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