Which barriers to break? Go fast, but keep the pace. As they say in Italy, va Allegro Ma Non-Troppo. Be the Future when you tease you can be the future. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and excel at being yourself. The adventure is just beginning and make sure people know about. Make people gloat online on how excellent you have become but never take those comments for granted. Because if you can make some great things, think about the huge ones you have never done yet.
On the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, Nevaeh will face off Kimber Lee. Reno Scum and Team XXXL will fight. Rhino will square off with Rohit Raju. Two Championship matches are set, The North vs The Rascalz for the Impact World Tag Team Championships and Moose vs Hernandez for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. We’ll also find out about Deonna Purrazzo in a special portrait. So no more words, let’s get ready for some action, but your French Enygma Steph way, of course…
The Nygma’s Chart of the Week
Josh Mathews and Madison Rayne were on commentary this week.
- The Rascalz were backstage before their Tag Team Championship match and Trey showed up, surprising Wentz.
- The North (Josh Alexander & Ethan Page) defeated The Rascalz (Dez & Wentz) to retain the Impact World Tag Team Championships. After the match, backstage, The North was furious that no one was watching their match.
- As Mathews and Rayne were running through tonight’s lineup, we saw Trey laid out once again. The Rascalz began their search on who attacked Trey for the second time.
- Backstage, Jimmy Jacobs wanted to get a quick comment from Ace Austin but he didn’t want to be interviewed, especially if it had to do with who attacked Trey. Eddie Edwards ran in with a security guard holding him back. Edwards knew that Austin was the assailant who attacked Trey.
- Nevaeh (w/Havok) defeated Kimber Lee. Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan watched the match from into the audience with some popcorn, drinks and posters. After the match, Havok walked on over towards Steelz and Hogan. Nevaeh held Havok back. Hogan and Steelz threw their popcorn on Havok and ran away as fast as they could.
- Backstage, The North ran into a few guys who were watching some old Ken Shamrock footage. The North was mad that those guys weren’t watching their match from earlier.
- We saw a video package of Jacob Crist’s debut from last week. Joseph P. Ryan said that himself, RVD, and Crist will face Crazzy Steve next week.
- Crazzy Steve was sick and tired of hearing the word, “No,” especially from Cancel Culture. He was looking forward to his match with them next week.
- Rhino defeated Rohit Raju.
- As Michael Elgin was on the phone, Jimmy Jacobs caught him up to see if he was the one who attacked Trey. Elgin denied that he had anything to do with it.
- Backstage, Susie was questioning whether or not she should be good anymore. Kylie Rae said that she likes Susie and wants her to continue to be a good person. As they were talking, Taya Valkyrie joined them. She wanted Rae to cut the “Mister Rogers” crap. She encouraged Susie to be bad. After saying all of that, Valkyrie changed her statement by saying that both of them are annoying, and they both need makeovers. Susie tried to go after Valkyrie, but Rae stopped her.
- Moose defeated Hernandez to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. After the match, EC3’s former theme music started to play. Moose was confused and asked the referee what’s going on. The referee had no clue.
- Backstage, The Rascalz confronted Reno Scum to see if they were the ones who attacked Trey. Reno Scum said they should go ask Fallah Bahh and TJP because they heard that those two were mad that they lost to the Rascalz last week. The Rascalz went looking for Bahh and TJP.
- Outside, The Deaners were so happy to be back together again. Willie Mack was hanging out with them too. They each went back and forth exchanging jokes about Chris Bey and Johnny Swinger. Mack even broke out his best “Stone Cold” Steve Austin impression.
- Reno Scum (Adam Thornstowe & Luster The Legend) vs. XXXL (Larry D & Acey Romero).
- Backstage, Chris Bey and Johnny Swinger had a little discussion about The Deaners and Willie Mack, and how they’re going to take care of them. Swinger said he knows a guy who would be willing to help, so he called him. After finding out this his friend can’t work in the next 90 days, Swinger said he knows someone else who can handle the job.
- Exclusive vignette about Deonna Purrazzo, and what inspired her to return to Impact.
- Backstage, Gia Miller asked Jordynne Grace her thoughts about Purrazzo and the piece that was just shown about her. Grace said that all Purrazzo had to do was ask for a title shot, and she’d give her one. She didn’t have to come into the ring and do what she did last week to prove she’s worthy of an opportunity. Purrazzo came up from behind and put Grace in a Fujiwara armbar for the second week in a row.
- Ace Austin defeated Eddie Edwards in a Street Fight Match with the help of his new acolyte, Madman Fulton.
- New Slammiversary teaser announces, at least one former World Champion will return on July 18. But I saw three glasses…
The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week
– The North vs The Rascalz
Page and Wentz started the match. Wentz dropkicked Page towards The North’s corner. Josh Alexander tagged himself in. Wentz broke free from Alexander’s hold, then Dez came in. Wentz was tagged back in. Wentz flew up and over the top rope, landed right on top of Alexander. Alexander chopped Wentz across his chest before tagging in Page. Page threw down some shots before tagging Alexander back in. Alexander came in landing another hard chop on Wentz. Wentz connected with a springboard knee strike, then headed to his side of the ring to tag in Dez. Dez sent Alexander back with a back elbow, then a step-up kick.
Dez kept his offence with a rolling attack until Alexander grabbed him and threw him down. Page was tagged back in. Page landed a few hard kicks towards the back of Dez’s injured knee. Page tagged Alexander back in. Page held on to Dez, while Alexander landed a few shots. Page was back in, lift Dez in the vertical suplex position and handed Dez off to Alexander. Alexander kept Dez in the vertical suplex position. Alexander slammed Dez onto the mat. Page back in sent Wentz out of the ring, then connected with a backbreaker on Dez. Page kept his offence in the match with a DDT. Page tagged Alexander in. Back from the break, Page was looking to land a powerbomb on Dez, but he sneaked out from the back. Dez hit a somersault over to his corner to tag in Wentz.
Wentz caught Page with a kick to the chest and a standing moonsault. Page got back in the game with a strong forearm shot. Dez was back in. Wentz went flying out of the ring towards Alexander. Page connected with a strong superkick. Both men tagged in their partners. Wentz destroyed Alexander with an inside out flip. Dez flew out of the ring but got caught by Page, who pushed him up towards the apron. Page grabbed Dez and threw him over the barricade. Wentz flew out of the ring on Page. The North slid back into the ring to connect with The Northern Assault on Wentz for the win.
– Eddie Edwards vs Ace Austin – Street Fight match
Eddie Edwards ran down the ramp and attacked Ace Austin from behind. Edwards left briefly and came back with a trash can full of toys, including a plunger, a chain and a cookie sheet. Austin kicked the trash can away from him. He climbed up on the apron. Edwards threw the trash can towards Austin. Austin found a stick and hit Edwards with it. Back from the break, Austin connected with two strong chops. Edwards got up and sent Austin off with a chop of his own. Austin recovered and sent Edwards off his feet again with a powerslam. Austin rolled out to grabs two cookie sheets to hit Edwards in the head with them.
Edwards grabbed the sheets and swang wildly towards Austin’s face. Austin, from out of the ring, threw a trash can lid towards Edwards, knocking him out before he attempted a dive towards the outside. Austin grabbed a part of a guardrail and set it alongside the ring. Edwards stopped himself before landing on top of the guardrail. Edwards reversed Austin’s counter with a belly-to-belly suplex. Austin crashed right on top of the guardrail. Edwards sent Austin into the ring and hit him with a street sign. Edwards landed a Blue Thunder Bomb. Austin made Edwards taste his boot. Austin then brought a table into the ring and set it up. Austin had Edwards right where he wanted him.
Austin swang the same street sign towards Edwards’ skull. Edwards climbed up top and met Austin. Austin swiped his playing card right across Edwards’ face. Austin flew off the top rope with a crossbody and connected with a spinning kick. Edwards unloaded a Tiger Driver, then find his best friend Kenny, the kendo stick Edwards finds Kenny. Austin tripped Edwards who landed right on the chair face-first. Edwards smashed Austin into the table with a neckbreaker. Something absolutely crazy but so damn good. As Edwards was yelling for Austin to get up, Madman Fulton sneaked quietly up on the apron and sent Edwards down with two chokeslams. Austin won the match with The Fold.
The not-Nygma’s Moment(s) of the Week
This is what I’m going to cancel very soon…
The Lollipop and Baby-Oil Nygmalicious Moment of The Week The Knickers And Turtleneck Moment of The Week
We heard Joseph but we didn’t really see it. One thing is sure, Crazzy Steve is sick and tired of hearing the word NO…
The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts of the Week
– Nevaeh & Havok
When heaven means hell… The Killer Death Machines are an extremely talented team because they have known each other for years. Whether in Ohio, in SHIMMER, RISE, WOW or Wrestling Revolver, they have been a deadly duo. Some sisters of doom ready to seek every Knockout and destroy them, one after another.
– The North
Ethan Page and Josh Alexander have been Impact World Tag Team Champions for 348 days.
– Who attacked Trey… again?
It’s like a Cluedo, you always think it’s Colonel Mustard in the Library with the Candlestick. And you’re wrong. We thought it was Ace Austin who attacked Trey the first time, it seems it was, but the second time it seemed clear Madman Fulton made that happen for his new “friend”. For me, it’s not very clear yet… I have my own idea on this story but, for the moment, I will keep it secret…
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 17, 2020
– Fulton & Ace
After Reno Scum, Ace Austin chose another creepy guy to check up his ass. The first who told me he saw it coming would be a liar because it was as unpredictable as Jacob Crist wearing knickers. Then with Fulton by his side, Ace Austin is taking a major option for the win at Slammiversary. anything he could do to grab the World title, Ace Austin will do it…
– Slammiversary XVIII
As we are still trying to measure what the first video was meaning, Impact Wrestling unloaded tonight a second video that just blew my mind. Once again, the show was just off-air the news was online because that was too big not to share. We are 30 days away from the PPV and I just can’t wait to see who of Kurt Angle, Eric Young, Ken Anderson, James Storm, Austin Aries, EC3, Chris Sabin, Bully Ray, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Lio Rush, Brian Myers, Mike and Maria Bennett, or Sting will jump in the wagon. It’s huge… Well, it’s Impact Wrestling…
At least one former World Champion will make his return to IMPACT on Saturday July 18th at #Slammiversary.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 17, 2020
To be eNYGMAtic…
The episode was very good, but once again the action was more a way to develop storylines than to explore the wrestling itself. I set aside Eddie vs Ace that was a great match. The North remain undefeated, title match wise. Deonna Purrazzo is striking very hard. The rest of the episode was about setting the tone. New associations, new enemies, new friends, new storylines… Every week we have a sweet taste of what’s going to happen, what’s going to come… Fast but not too much…
Once again, Impact Wrestling let explode a bomb with the new Slammiversary XVIII teaser. Once again, I don’t know where this video will bring us. Then, I want Impact Wrestling not to fall into a vintage trap. Some of the wrestlers that appeared on our screens are apart of the history of the company. If there’s no shame to take a look at the past to build the future, don’t forget the present. I mean this amazingly talented roster that has been doing such an amazing job over the last few months and years.
I want the three glasses we saw at the end of the video to be for wrestlers who will propel the company to a new universe. One thing is sure, I already have three glasses and a good bottle of vodka ready for Slammiversary… One for me, one for Impact Wrestling and one for a shiny future.
More than ever, take care, stay home unless you really have to go out, wear masks, and watch wrestling. On this “Nygma doesn’t like Bourbon on The Rocks” note, until next week, never EVER forget to stay #eNYGMAtic…
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