Impact Plus monthly special events are back. Of course, you won’t make me say it’s a bad thing as those special events have the spicy flavour of impossible becoming possible. Then, we’re just four weeks after Bound For Glory and putting all the titles on the line so fast is tasting danger. Some things didn’t happen the way they were supposed to at BFG. If there’s a moment to correct those things, here it is.
Once again, there’s a lot of enigmas for a Nygma, but did I say that was a problem for me? Let’s dig into it. 

 

Eddie Edwards vs Daivari

The same way Daivari entered the Call Your Shot Gauntlet match at Bound For Glory, he earned a match against Eddie Edwards tonight. Is he back to Impact Wrestling? I have no clue. Two veterans going at it here, here was the build-up of the match. I would add the classic good guy vs bad guy as Eddie played the game when Daivari seemed not to want it.

Some classic wrestling to start, Daivari targeted Eddie’s arm and shoulder. Edwards tried to come back with a vertical suplex, but Daivari kept control and working Eddie’s shoulder. Daivari tried to go up top, which set up the backpack stunner for Edwards. Edwards kicked Daivari down, tried to go up top, Daivari followed him up, got knocked off but hit a NutCracker on Edwards. As Daivari was unloading a great Frankensteiner, Josh Mathews compared Edwards to the Energizer Bunny. Edwards prefered the Tiger Driver. Daivari tried to cheat, the ref saw it, Daivari got distracted, and Edwards hit the Boston Knee Party. Classic but that worked…

Rosemary & Taya Valkyrie vs Tenille Dashwood & Jordynne Grace

They have already tried to team up once and that didn’t work… Tenille asked Jordynne to try again, and that didn’t work once again… Tenille posed for pictures as the match started. Rosemary photobombed Tenille who was not happy and tagged out. Taya and Jordynne in, with some good back and forth, shoulder tackles from Grace and a senton. Jordynne wanted a tag, but Tenille was busy stretching. Taya took the advantage off of that. Rosemary connected with a modified Muta Lock that Jordynne has to spend a rope break on.

German suplex by Taya on Jordynne. Tenille finally made a tag, attacked Taya but that didn’t work. Jordynne and Tenille tried some teamwork but Taya replied with a Spear. Rosemary made the tag, Tenille didn’t because she wanted to take pictures, and Rosemary beat Jordynne down. Rosemary hit the As Above, So Below (double underhook driver) for the win. Once again, Tenille had something better to do than helping her teammate. Once again, Rosemary and Taya showed they are one of the favourites teams in the upcoming tournament for the Knockouts Tag Team belts.

Meanwhile, backstage…

Cousin Jake had some good news for Cody Deaner, but Cody didn’t seem to want to hear it. Cody confronted Cousin Jake on why he lost against Johnny Swinger. Jake apologized if he caused any of it. Cody forgave him. He found himself stressed over this “Who Shot John E. Bravo” thing. Jake had an idea: why didn’t they go find Swinger and fight him?

Brian Myers vs Swoggle

They were friends, they are now enemies. Swoggle helped Tommy Dreamer win his match against Myers at the Fallout from Bound For Glory and since that moment, Myers has never stopped provoking Swoggle. A NutClamper is hard for a man… Swoggle offered the hand of friendship but Myers didn’t take it. Swoggle connected with the headscissors and a Tope Suicida through the middle and the bottom rope. And then Myers dominated. Swoggle hit a German suplex, which was a good thing, but a clothesline from Myers was enough to give him the win. These two are not going to be friends any time soon again…

After the match

Brian Myers went for another punch on Swoggle but Crazzy Steve ran down to help Swoggle out.

Meanwhile, backstage…

XXXL told Gia Miller about how James Storm and Chris Sabin were in good tag teams at one point but they are not XXXL.

XXXL (Acey Romero & Larry D) vs. Chris Sabin & James Storm

We saw, on Tuesday’s episode, Chris Sabin asking James Storm for help, and also not appreciating his beer. Two tag team specialists can only make a good team when they sipped a beer together. Sabin suffered the wrath of the big boys, with Romero sitting on him. Larry and Acey beat down Sabin until he was able to make the hot tag and let the Cowboy take care of XXXL. He went off on Larry D, tagged in Sabin for some double-team kicks, dives and suplex. BEER! GUNS! Ok, why not… Acey tagged in, slammed Sabin down, hit a senton. Sabin avoided the double running into. Kicks from Sabin and Storm gave them the win. A new team is born…

Meanwhile, backstage…

The Deaners were looking for Johnny Swinger and some evidence. They found a gun in his fanny pack. Cody Deaner was sure Swinger was the one who shot Bravo.

Defeat Rohit Challenge – Impact X Division Championship Match: Rohit Raju (c) vs. Cousin Jake

One thing was sure, it could not be TJP who can’t get a title shot as long as Rohit holds the championship. Cousin Jake answered that challenge. Jake dominated early. Rohit avoided Jake in the corner but got elbowed when he tried to return offence. Rohit replied with a double stomp to Jake’s back. Jake hit a Spear Rohit in the corner. Jake won the striking battle and hit the Rikishi Driver. Jake then caught Rohit in the corner and hit a sit-out powerbomb. He set Rohit up for the superplex, Rohit knocked Jake off, missed the stomp, hit a jumping knee and a running knee strike for the win. The match was what it is and Rohit wrestled probably every possible contender of the roster. Until Eric Young and former TNA and AJPW wrestler Joe Doering came in and took out The Deaners. If he wants to win the World Championship back, the X-Division title, the Option C and a good henchman are everything Eric Young needs…

Meanwhile, backstage…

The Good Brothers were ready to become the best tag team in Impact after they win the titles.

TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose vs Willie Mack

Mack protected Rich Swann from Moose and Moose attacked him on a parking lot. He tried again this Tuesday as Dr Ross was checking Mack. Moose is now completely controlling his narrative, thanks to EC3, and that makes him an even more dangerous man. Moose dominated early on, ramming Mack into the safety rails. He fought back, but that didn’t last long as Moose was just beating him down. Willie fought back again but Moose answered with a couple of uranage. Moose hit a Bicycle kick but Mack answered with a spinning kick and a slam. Willie went up top, Moose followed him up there for a top rope superplex. Mack connected with Samoan Drop and a standing moonsault. They both backed up, Mack went for a Stunner but Moose hit a Spear. Moose attacked with some ground and pound but the referee stopped the match. Moose kept attacking, which led to the referee reversing his decision. Moose is definitely controlling his narrative, he is warning people, and he is living up to those warnings. A Moose that focused is an amazing thing to see. If only he was not losing his matches via DQ…

Meanwhile, backstage…

Eddie Edwards told Rich Swann he had his back.

Impact World Tag Team Championship Match: The North (Ethan Page & Josh Alexander) (c) vs. The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)

I remember telling you there’s always a title that changes hands during the Fallout from the PPV, which didn’t happen this time. My opinion is The Good Brothers should have won the titles, probably at the PPV, but Shelley’s injury changed the game. What I’m trying to say is The Good Brothers were meant to become the new tag Team Champions, one way or another. What they weren’t able to show at Bound For Glory, they proved it tonight.

Anderson got the advantage early on for his team. The Big LG unloaded a vertical suplex and elbow drops on Page. Anderson worked the arm of Ethan Page, hits a neckbreaker and finally tagged in Gallows. Anderson got pulled off the apron and things got messy as it became a kind of 2-on-1 the referee could not control. The Good Brothers connected with a modified 3D, they went for the Magic Killer but hit the Spine on the pine to Page, the Gun Stun to Alexander, and the Magic Killer to Page for the win. The North had no chance at all, they never had the chance to show what they are able of. It was not their time anymore…

Impact World Knockouts Championship No Disqualification Match: Su Yung (c) vs. Deonna Purrazzo

At Bound For Glory, we were expecting Kylie Rae, Su Yung appeared and dethroned Deonna Purrazzo. I don’t know what was supposed to happen but I wasn’t expecting Su to last as the Knockouts Champion. The first-ever Impact Wrestling Iron Woman had a revenge to take, mostly in a No-DQ situation. Both women pulled out their best technical moves to start. Su Yung went right for her glove, but Deonna Purrazzo stopped her in her tracks. Deonna threw several weapons in the ring (trash can lid, chair, a board, etc.) and cornered Su with a foot chokehold. Deonna scratched Su’s face into the board. Su hit Deonna with a kendo stick to the midsection before Deonna could slam the board over her head. Both women made their way out of the ring.

Deonna trapped Su’s arm in the barricade and kicked it. Su found some rope underneath the ring after getting her arm untangled. She threw some baking sheets into the ring. Deonna targeted Su with three kendo stick shots. Su sent Deonna face-first into the set chair in the corner. Both women threw some back-and-forth forearm shots and crawled out of the ring. Su hit a pedigree on Deonna on the ramp. Su rolled her into the ring. Deonna uses the board again as a shield to block the red mist. She put Su’s head in between the chair to hook in her Venus de Milo (Fujiwara armbar). Su didn’t tap and went right for the mandible claw on Deonna. The Virtuosa started to fade. Su wrapped the rope on Deonna’s neck but got free and unloaded the Cosa Nostra (cradle piledriver) for the win. Excellent match for a now 2-time Knockouts Champion.

Meanwhile, backstage…

Jordynne Grace went looking for Tenille Dashwood. She was furious that they lost their match. Alisha Edwards jumped in to call Jordynne “Disgrace” after them losing in a tag match, too. Dashwood asked Alisha if she would like to be her partner for the Knockouts Tag Team Tournament. She said yes.

The Knockouts Tag Team Tournament bracket was revealed, the opening matches will begin on Tuesday. A few names may be unknown to you so let’s unveil this mystery.

* Ashley Vox & Delmi Exo (Team Sea Stars) – The current SHIMMER tag team champions have been one of the top tag teams in the US indie scene for 5 years. They’ve also wrestled on Queens Of Combat, SHINE and RISE.
* Killer Kelly & Renee Michelle – Michelle has been seen on WWE alongside her husband Drake Maverick/Rockstar Spud while Killer Kelly was formerly a part of NXT UK. Michelle has been in the business for 7 years and has worked for MCW, Queens of Combat, SHINE, WSU, RISE and WOW, among many others. Killer Kelly had a prolific career in Europe before signing with WWE. She left the company earlier this year and focused on wXw in Germany and other European promotions. She appeared at two shows of The Collective last month.
* Jordynne Grace & TBA – excepted Su Yung, the only possibility would be Madison Rayne. Both had a problem with Tenille Dashwood, so that could work.

The next Impact Plus Special Event will be Final Resolution on December 12, five weeks before Hard to Kill PPV.

Impact World Championship Match: Rich Swann (c) vs. Sami Callihan

These two men have some history I won’t recap here. Rich Swann and Sami Callihan traded some blows to start. Callihan played some mind games by rolling in and out of the ring. Swann countered out of Callihan’s piledriver by climbing up on the ring. Back in the ring, Swann kicked Callihan twice in the back before sending him headfirst into the turnbuckle. Callihan ate a good chop in, as did Swann. Callihan didn’t focus on Swann’s repaired knee. Instead, he smashed Swann’s face into the mat over and over again. Then he went after Swann’s injured leg with an ankle lock.

Callihan got stirred over Swann’s hits towards him. As Swann went for another punch, Callihan countered it by driving his fingernails into the side of Swann’s back. Callihan had Swann’s arm locked and choked him. Swann fought out with a forearm smash to the side of Callihan. Both men unloaded forearm shots in the centre of the ring. Callihan and Swann clashed with double pump kicks. Swann kept him down with a roundhouse kick and RVD’s Rolling Thunder. Callihan caught Swann by putting his knees up and sent Swann down with a buckle bomb and a brainbuster.

Swann went for the Sliced Bread #2. Callihan countered it with a piledriver. Swann’s head crashed into the mat. Callihan went for another Cactus Special 97 on the apron. Swann pulled off a handspring cutter. Both men beat the count and made it back in. Callihan was lying face-first on the mat, Swann told him “I’m the champion, big brother.” Callihan drove Swann down with a clothesline but missed another Cactus Special as Swann rolled through. Ken Shamrock came down the ramp. Eddie Edwards followed right behind him. They took their fight away from the ring. Swann landed four superkicks on Callihan for the win.

To be eNYGMAtic…

Why Camorra in the title? The oldest branch of the Sicilian mafia represented pretty well the plans of the different contenders of the night. Whether they succeeded or not, they attacked, they planned, they perfectly chose their target but the mafia is sometimes stronger than you. The event was good and probably corrected the few things that didn’t work at Bound For Glory. Then it was not great or excellent.
Deonna Purrazzo is a 2-time Knockouts Champion, which is not a surprise. Rich Swann and Sami Callihan reloaded their old feud and I’m afraid this is not over once again. Rohit Raju wasted some many contenders he will now have to assume bigger and badder ones will knock at his door. When it comes to The Good Brothers, their dedication to Impact Wrestling and AXS TV deserved a title win. 

What’s next? I have no clue. For the moment, all I know is there’s a new episode on Tuesday night. Will I be there? Probably…

Turning Point Complete Results:

  • Eddie Edwards defeated Daivari
  • Rosemary & Taya Valkyrie defeated Jordynne Grace & Tenille Dashwood (w/Kaleb with a K)
  • Brian Myers defeated Swoggle
  • Chris Sabin & James Storm defeated XXXL (Acey Romero & Larry D)
  • Rohit Raju defeated Cousin Jake to retain the IMPACT X-Division Championship
  • Willie Mack defeated TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose via DQ
  • The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) defeated The North (Ethan Page & Josh Alexander) to become the new IMPACT World Tag Team Champions
  • Deonna Purrazzo defeated Su Yung in a No-Disqualification match to become the new IMPACT Knockouts Champion.
  • Rich Swann defeated Sami Callihan to retain the IMPACT World Championship

All pics, videos, and screenshots courtesy of Impact Wrestling, Basil Mahmud and AXS TV. Photocollage custom made by @frenchnygma exclusively for @steelchairmag.