Which barriers to break? From Turning Point to Final Resolution, there’s a new step on the Road To Hard to Kill… Up to you, another stone on your shoe, or another way to reach closer to gold? The more you go, the more stones you will find in your shoes and you will keep on walking. Because too much is not enough, you know that. 
On the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, Nevaeh and Havok will face Tenille Dashwood and Alisha Edwards in the first match of the first round of the Knockouts Tag Team titles tournament. Fallah Bahh will face off Hernandez. Brian Myers vs Crazzy Steve was announced, like Moose vs Willie Mack in a rematch of Turning Point. The Rascalz will wrestle their farewell match when Dez and Wentz will team up against Trey and IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann. Also, alongside Tommy “Sherlock” Dreamer, we’ll try to find out who shot John E. Bravo. 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. 

  • TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose defeated Willie Mack in a No-DQ match. After the match, Moose jumped on Mack and laid in more elbows as the ref tried to stop him.
  • In the Tree House, Trey said he doesn’t like being evicted. Wentz said he doesn’t want to leave, and Trey reminded him of the good times like when Wentz got a date with Gail Kim to see Jonas Brothers and left them behind. Dez recalled Moose beating the hell out of everyone and taking Trey’s glasses. Dez said he’s still Ticklebutt Champion and no one’s tried to take his crown. But no one was remembering any of those things. The lights went out because they didn’t pay the bill.

  • Backstage, The Deaners came to ask Sherlock Dreamer how the investigation was going. He said he’s narrowing down the list but since Cousin Jake is still under investigation, he’s not going to reveal much. Cody threw out Johnny Swinger and suggested checking his fanny pack. They all got very close and stared very intensely. Boop…
  • Suicide vs Gio never really happened as Joe Doering and Eric Young attacked them. Eric Young got a mic and praised Doering, then pointed at the camera and said, “I know what you’ve done.” He saw the truth and Doering will be the reason we can’t sleep at all. “The world doesn’t belong to us. It belongs to them.”
  • Backstage, Gia Miller congratulated Deonna Purrazzo and Kimber Lee, asking Deonna how it feels to have the title back. She said it feels amazing to be a two-time Knockouts champion after only six months. Her career is endless and the opportunities are endless. Their plans have come together perfectly. Kimber said it felt great to see what Deonna did to Su Yung and she’s recovering. She mentioned the Knockouts Tag Team Tournament and it’s time she got a crown jewel herself. Deonna agreed and said with Su out of the way, she can have two titles. They laughed and things got really strange. When it came back to normal, “Next Week Ur Time Haz Come…” was written on the mirror.

  • Backstage, Heath was saying Rhino Rich Swann gave him the number of Swann’s physical therapist and walked off while Rhino, seeing something off-screen, said he’ll be right back. He walked out and up to EY and Doering and said he knows what it’s all about and it’s not going to happen around here. Young and Doering attacked and stomped Rhino down. Heath walked out and EY directed Doering toward Heath. They walked in and closed the door…
  • Brian Myers defeated Crazzy Steve.
  • Backstage, Johnny Swinger was asked by Sherlock Dreamer to open his fanny pack, which Swinger called the “waist pharmacy.” Swinger had a gun in it and Dreamer asked if it’s a Magnum, which got a condom thrown his way. He pointed out the OTHER Magnum and Swinger pulled it out. Swinger said he has a box cutter in there two. Dreamer said he’s literally holding the smoking gun and said that’s it; he’s guilty. Wrestler’s Court: The Boys vs. Johnny Swinger returns next week.

  • Knockouts Tag Team Title Tournament – First Round Match: Havok & Nevaeh defeated Tenille Dashwood & Alisha Edwards. Tenille once again let her partner down.
  • Backstage, Jordynne Grace was on the phone, said the competition is really stiff. She was glad her opponent has agreed to it and didn’t know what to say. Apparently, her partner is retiring…
  • Hernandez defeated Fallah Bahh.
  • Backstage, Rohit Raju was driving Scott D’Amore crazy with his celebratory story and complaining about EY and Doering stealing his spotlight. D’Amore was annoyed to no end as Rohit walked off, and said, “I really miss the Austin Aries days.” TJP came up and they commiserated over Rohit’s annoyingness. D’Amore said he got screwed, and TJP said he needs to do some soul-searching. D’Amore said a contract is a contract, and there’s no way anyone named TJP can get the contract. At times like this, he wondered what Dusty would do in this situation. He was so smart at getting around things, and no one named TJP can. Anyone else can, any other persona can but TJP can’t and it’s frustrating. D’Amore walked off giving TJP something to consider.

  • Backstage, D’Amore was complaining about Rohit to The Good Brothers when Page came up and complained. Page said he needs a match against them for the belts. He said he doesn’t cause problems or ask for much, but this is an official request for a rematch. D’Amore said he makes a point and he needs to give him an answer. The Brothers considered it. Anderson said Page is a pretty great wrestler in phenomenal shape. He suggested Page “go through a Phenomenal opponent” to get a title match. Page didn’t get the reference and said he’ll beat whatever opponent they want. Page was fine with it, he said he’ll beat whoever it is and then get the title shot. Page left and D’Amore said not to screw around on this, “Dixie’s heart is fluttering.” Gallows said the Phenomenal is on the way, but D’Amore felt like this isn’t on the up and up.

  • Impact World Champion Rich Swann and Trey defeated Wentz and Dez in the Rascalz’ farewell match. After the match, all four men were incredibly emotional. The Rascalz held their jackets up and hung them on the ring ropes, leaving them there as they backed away. Backstage, they all thanked each other, Swann came in and hugged them, and there came a garbage can. Sami Callihan and Ken Shamrock attacked. Callihan direct traffic as they got beat up and held Swann while telling Shamrock to look in his eyes. Shamrock decked Swann and Callihan said he’s got a date with the World’s Most Dangerous Man. Shamrock said he’s going to tear every limb from his body next week.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Rich Swann & Trey vs Wentz & Dez

There was nothing to win, nothing to lose in this match because it was a demonstration. Three highly-talented wrestlers who have known each other for years showed us what they’re able of. Some will say it was one hell of a great match, some will say it was too choreographed to be good. The four men turned it the hell on, gave a very solid outing and it was a great send-off to The Rascalz. Impact Wrestling have always been like this, high-flying, daring, innovative, staggering. Don’t expect it to change anytime soon…

– Moose vs The Mack

You know the “big men” matches have never been my cup of tea. Moose is an incredible wrestler and what EC3 had been able to get out of him is absolutely impressive. “Control your narrative” is more than the idea of “killing” the past, it’s a philosophy of how the way you behave is probably more important than what you say. It doesn’t give more importance to the TNA belt but that’s another story…
The story and psychology of this week’s match were great. I would have loved to give it more because it accomplished just about everything it needed to, from a psychology perspective, and kept both guys strong. Moose is a new man, a larger-than-life version of himself and it’s exciting to see.

– Havok & Nevaeh vs Tenille & Alisha

The best tag teams in wrestling have been made of siblings, twins, or best friends. That’s what Havok and Nevaeh showed this week. There’s an alchemy in a team that can only be found through experience or time. These two women are so strong, so talented, so gorgeous they decimated their opponents the same way they are used to. And that gave all its sense to this match, and to the next ones…

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

TJP will choose Manik or Suicide? A retiring wrestler to team up with Jordynne Grace? A Phenomenal arrival? It’s a bombarding of question marks this week… To be very honest, we’ll see that next week…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts of the Week

– Save Scott D’Amore…

Ladies and gentlemen, over the last few weeks, our dear EVP has been put in very traumatic situations, due to some of his wrestlers bothering him. This week, we saw him snap, mostly when he said he was missing Austin Aries days. So please, if you love Scott D’Amore, send to Border City Wrestling in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, some paracetamol, ibuprofen, maybe some antidepressants. If you think a bottle of whisky is more appropriate (The Good Brothers are taking care of the beers), do it but I don’t know which ones he likes. Well, give reasons for this great man to be happy again. Thank you very much…

– We called them Rascalz…

If I was kindly joking before because I know Scott D’Amore has enough sense of humour to appreciate that, you will probably hate me after reading that but, I’m sorry, I have to. The Rascalz wrestled their last match on IMPACT, their contracts were over and they more than probably chose not to renew them because I’m not sure the company was not ready to let them go. I loved each of their matches, the Tree House segments, they are funny and talented. They cried and I’m sure the locker room cried. We can regret what they had done, the titles they didn’t win. And…

Over the last three and a half years, I have seen loads of wrestlers coming, and loads of wrestlers going. Sometimes they are released by the company. The Rascalz were not. They chose to say goodbye and I wish them nothing but the best. People come, people go, people come back, that’s the way it is. If I can have some kind of regret in seeing them go, it’s because the company is losing three wrestlers at the same time, three highly-talented wrestlers. If I’m not too worried about the Tag Team Division, the X-Division is taking a severe blow because this is the kind of guys we like to see compete for that belt.
Impact Wrestling is a place you come to grow up, and a place you come back because there’s no other company like this… One day, they will be back, for sure…

To be eNYGMAtic…

We can say it was the Fallout from Turning Point. On Sunday, it was hard for me to find the right words to say what was on my mind and sadly, this time again, I have had a hard time to find the right words. I chose three matches, instead of one, because they were really showing as a whole what the company is. Some will say I attacked the Rascalz’ farewell just because I was too pragmatic. Some weeks are harder than others…
On this “Nygma Is Bery, Very Tired” note, until next week, take care, stay safe, watch wrestling, and never EVER forget to stay #eNYGMAtic…

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