Ok I'm watching Impact now.
Damn I wished I watched Impact last week that undead realm stuff looks really cool. Impact does this theatrical stuff really good. It's a lasting influence of the Broken Hardy angle. Mitchell being killed off then seeing Abyss in heaven and saying "who booked this shit" was awesome.
I didn't bring this up when I spoke on the TNA Special but the venue in Atlanta looks really cool with the low balcony I like theaters like this for smaller promotions it looks like where wrestling should be taking place a call back to the 50's and the Golden Age of Television Wrestling.
Eddie Edwards vs Josh Alexander - So Eddie rolls his jeans up to his knees now. and he has a mohawk thing going on. Crazy Eddie is still going strong. Match was good solid opener. Crowd was firmly behind Eddie he's the Franchise Player at this point he's been in Impact since what 2014? Alexander held his own against Eddie and we got a competitive contest. Those chops were nasty and Eddie Hulk Hogan's his shirt cuz he don't give a shit. Ethan Page catching Eddies foot leads to a Alexander with a Jackhammer with is a double leg into a roll up for the win.
I dug the Video Package for the TNA Special makes it feel like the return of something glorious which it is.
Page and Alexander are backstage Page cuts a promo on Tessa Blanchard a really good promo he heels it up and screams and yells and challenges Tessa to match tonight because she made the save for Eddie as The North was beating him up post match.
Kylie Rae vs Cassandra Golden - Kylie makes her singles debut tonight. Cassandra attacks Kylie from behind and tosses her around for a while. Kylie makes a comeback with a series of strikes. What an impressive debut for Kylie, Cassandra gave her some hassle but Kylie never stopped fighting. Miss Rae showed what she was working with in this. Kylie makes Cassandra tap in a crossface with a leg lock submission. Competitive Squash.
Jimmy Jacobs, ace reporter with an interview in a stairway, Kylie is super positive and announces she signed a long term contract with Impact. AEW's loss, Impact's gain.
They played the Steiner Math Promo which is awesome.
Moose has a cool entrance it's big time. Moose's robe looked like a million bucks. There was a guy in the crowd with a ROH Championship he brought an ROH belt to an Impact Show. Moose has been talking shit about TNA over the last however many weeks so Kid Kash interrupts him before he can really get started. Words get exchanged and a match is made.
Moose vs Kid Kash - Kash hit a lot of kicks but Moose won this pretty quickly with a summersault spear thing for the 3. That move was cool
Jimmy Jacobs introduces a team of big boys, Acey Romero and Larry D are a tag team and they put themselves over these guys are hosses and a half. TJP and Fallah Bah show up with chicken, then TJP tell them get in line behind him and Fallah cuz they are gunning for the straps.
Jim Jacobs mediates an interview with Rich Swann via satellite, Rich got injured a couple months ago. Willie Mack is facing Ace Austin or was facing Austin at Rebellion so Ace shows up and starts talking shit to Rich trying to split up the team of rich and Willie. Rich doesn't buy into it for second and tells Ace to sit on it in so many words. Reno Scum attack Rich off camera and that's that. I thought it was a pretty cool segment.
There's a pull apart between Willie and Ace backstage as we come back from break.
Sami Callihan's promo was really good. He throw a fireball in Ken Shamrocks face. Sami's a mad man. Sami isn't letting any legend come in and not earn their spot. This was really impassioned and full of fire. Sami ain't shock by Ken being the most dangerous man int he world cuz Sami is crazy as fuck. Tommy Dreamer comes out. Tommy takes exception with Sammy throwing a fireball in Kens face and jeopardizing his career. Tommy and Sami exchange words and Tommy ends up punching Sami and challenging him to a fight.
Sami Calighen vs Tommy Dreamer - This is an Old School Rules Match aka a street fight. There's plunder galore in this. They really go at it. There's chairs and baking sheets. This was fun, they beat the shit outta each other. Tommy and Sami take turns stabling each other in the arms and Tommy stables Sami in the balls. Tommy took a drop toe hold throat first into the top of a chair. that was gnarly looking. This went two segments they took their time beating each other up. Sami DVD'd Tommy throw two chairs and hit the Castus Special Piledriver for the 3.
Sami piles a bunch of chairs onto Tommys head and is about to hit a double stomp and Rhino makes the save but oVe runs out and gang jump Tommy and Rhino. Sami is an evil prick dude just nasty. Lights go out and come back on and Sami has disappear as Madman Fulton suffers from separation anxiety as the Crists look around confused. So who kidnapped Sami? Shamrock?
Rosemary cuts a promo from a bar in the Undead Realm. It was like a poem IDK it was cool. Undead Realm looks like a fun place to hangout.
There's a Su Yung video package, I'm a sucker for a good supernatural gimmick and this Undead Realm stuff with the mini movies and the melodramatic music it's like the best stuff they've been doing for a the past year.
Susie is back and that guy screams and runs away and she scares the shit out of the Deaners.
Cody Deaner vs Joey Ryan looks even sleazier in clothes than he did when he wore hardily any. Whose Schleeve Harvey? is he a wrestler? How was Joey slapping Cody in the face with his hat not result in a DQ? a hat is a foreign object. Cousin Jake poured beer down Joeys throat, Joey gets hit with a DDT and Cody Deaner picks up the 3. Match was alright, fine match. I know Joey RVD and Katey Forbes are doing a PC Police, Cancel Culture (that is the groups name sake) type gimmick but shouldn't Clean Cut Joey Ryan be winning? like talking all holler then though then cheating to win like he should have cheated to won against Deaner IDK maybe I'm just trying to play armchair booker.
Eddie thanks Tessa for the save and says he'll return the favor. Tessa tells him thanks but no thanks and I'm sure this will play into the match later tonight.
Elgin cuts a promo which seems to be from candle light. It's a cool looking ascetic with the lighting. Elgin cuts promos on both Eddie and Tessa they have a 3 way title match coming at some point down the road. Whenever Rebellion happens if it happens.
Tessa Blanchard vs Ethan Page - This match got set up at the end of the opening match when Tessa made the save for Eddie. I like when the main event is built up throughout the show. Tessa holds her own in there with Page, she's tough. Men vs Women matches are tricky cuz theres a line and you want to be careful that it isn't just a men beating up a women but I felt like this match was two people having a wrestling match this isn't a circus sideshow act or anything like that. Tessa can keep up with the men so she's wrestling the men. She's confident in her own abilities that she just goes out and wrestles she ain't nervous about wrestling a man. It's fun to watch Tessa have to hit everything plus the kitchen sink cuz she has the height and weight disadvantage, she's the underdog babyface Champion she just happens to be a girl. Alexander tries to cost Tessa the match and Eddie makes the save hitting him with a Boston Knee Party, Tessa hits Ethan Page with a double knee facebreaker known as the Magnum presumably named after her Step Father, Magnum TA. I enjoyed this match, ten minute TV main event it was pretty fun.
Show ends with Elgin, Tessa and Eddie fighting each other.
I dig Impact it's a fun show.