Right here, right now. Happy Day 33 of 2021. No Surrender will be about birthdays. The way to celebrate them will be different. Turning 50 or 25, what makes the difference? What you have in mind, what you have done, what you have succeeded in. But, in the end, soul prevails. And it’s ageless. Right here, right now. I need to take my driving licence or my identity card to remind myself how old I supposedly am.
On the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, Josh Alexander will face off Madman Fulton. Tasha Steelz will compete against Havok. X-Division Champion TJP/Manik will square off with his old buddy Rohit Raju. Larry D and Crazzy Steve will fight. Jordynne Grace will reply to Susan’s match request. IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann will team up with Tommy Dreamer against Moose and Chris Bey. We’ll also hear from Matt Hardy and Private Party. 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

D’Lo Brown and Matt Striker were on commentary. 

  • Havok w/ Nevaeh defeated Tasha Steelz w/ Kiera Hogan.
  • Video footage on Ken Shamrock who snapped last week and attacked the referee. We saw Sami Callihan in Scott D’Amore’s office. Callihan tried to prevent Shamrock from going too far, but his partner snapped and knocked him out. D’Amore said Shamrock is suspended for good now, Callihan was happy to hear it.

  • Backstage, Tommy Dreamer and Rich Swann were talking about their match. Dreamer was looking forward to having his birthday celebration be a title match against Swann. The Champ said he will handle things tonight, so Dreamer is fresh for No Surrender.
  • Backstage, the Good Brothers were excited to main event AEW Beach Break. They were also hyped to “BEAT UP JON MOXLEY”. James Storm and Chris Sabin approached, demanding respect and a match. The Good Brothers agreed to meet Beer Guns next week.

  • Josh Alexander defeated Madman Fulton w/ Ace Austin.
  • Brian Myers came to the ring, sporting an eye-patch after a raged Eddie Edwards attack last week. Myers blamed himself for starting a feud with the most unprofessional wrestler, Eddie Edwards. He reminisced about the days that Eddie took pride in his wrestling ability, claiming his trainer Killer Kowalski was rolling in his grave at the thought of Eddie being this “deathmatch worker”. Myers wanted a match at No Surrender but referred to a doctor’s note. Eddie Edwards stopped him before he could make an excuse. Hernandez appeared, taking Eddie out. Matt Cardona’s music hit and he took out Hernandez.


  • Backstage, Alisha was at Swinger’s Palace with Fallah Bahh and John E. Bravo. Swinger had the wad of cash.
  • Backstage, Cardona and Edwards agreed to face off Bad Mood Brian and his new buddy Hernandez at No Surrender.

  • Larry D w/ Acey Romero defeated Crazzy Steve w/ Rosemary. Rosemary stared XXXL down as they quickly left.
  • Backstage, Trey Miguel told Gia Miller is back on Tuesday nights to prove himself as an individual. Callihan looked motivated here. Sami Callihan interrupted them. He questioned Trey’s loyalty to his old buddies and this company. Callihan advised Trey to look into the mirror and find his true identity.

  • Backstage, XXXL told Gia Miller they are not afraid of Decay and would never hit a woman. Tenille and Kaleb with a K approached. Tenille offered to hit Rosemary for them. XXXL and Tenille will team against Decay and a third member.

  • Jordynne Grace w/ Jazz defeated Susan w/ Deonna Purrazzo and Kimber Lee. After the match, Deonna and Kylie attacked Jordynne but ODB came to make the save.
  • Backstage, Matt Hardy predicted that Private Party is going to win the AEW Beach Break Tag Team Battle Royal tomorrow and then come back and win the Impact World Tag Team Championship at No Surrender. “Big Money” Matt could see it now, a ton of cash and double belts. All he asked of Private Party was to show up.

  • AEW’s paid advertisement.
  • Backstage, Jordynne, Jazz and ODB had a good laugh after ODB made her return. She said she was doing a virtual meet and greet outside the building, and that’s why she came down to the ring so fast.
  • Rohit Raju defeated X-Division Champion TJP with a little help from Shera.
  • Violent By Design would like to extend an olive branch to Cousin Jake.

  • Backstage, Cousin Jake told Gia Miller he had no reply to offer to EY but he will have one next week.

  • TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose & Chris Bey defeated IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann & Tommy Dreamer. After the match, Moose hit a huge Spear on Dreamer and posed with the TNA and IMPACT belts.


The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Josh Alexander vs Madman Fulton

Josh Alexander looked for Madman Fulton’s leg for an ankle lock. Fulton caught on towards his strategy and sent him crashing with a release suplex. Fulton connected with a headbutt and a big stomp in the corner to keep his offence on point. Alexander escaped the back and created space with a big suplex. Alexander took an awkward fall off the apron, which gave Fulton a chance to go back to being in control. Fulton sent Alexander off his feet with a giant chokeslam. Both men found themselves on the middle rope. Alexander cut Fulton off with a spinebuster, which turns into the Jay Driller, a double underhook finisher, for the win.

– TJP vs. Rohit Raju

TJP dodged out of the way before Rohit Raju charged him. Raju got caught in an octopus lock after a short arm reversal. Raju briefly blocked TJP’s hybrid offence with a shoulder tackle. TJP picked himself back up and got a little assist from the referee. Back from the break, Raju was stomping away on TJP in the corner. TJP countered Raju with a quick schoolboy. Raju turned it around. Raju drove an elbow on the side of TJP’s head.

Raju jerked TJP down by bending TJP’s arm in an uncomfortable position. TJP created some space with a few midsection shows and a rolling elbow. TJP turned it around with a tornado DDT. He missed the Mamba Splash but rolled through. Raju went for his version of a GTS that sent TJP out of the ring. Underneath the ring, Shera surprised TJP and softened him up enough for Raju to get the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

Rebellion is already to preorder on Fite TV… Twelve weeks before the PPV…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts of the Week

– Walking Weapon

As soon as Impact Wrestling signed him, Josh Alexander started to work with his good friend Ethan Page and we barely had the possibility to see him on his own as The North were busy dominating the Tag Team division. The Walking Weapon has shown us week after week what a great technical wrestler he is, talented, precise, innovative too. His match against Fulton was short but clear, he can destroy anyone.

– Bam!

It’s not as if we didn’t know ODB was about to come back as she announced in an interview she would. The mystery was when. When it comes to ODB, it’s an open-door policy, she comes when she wants, there’s no problem. She has been a huge part of the history of the company, but also the Knockouts division. There’s no better place for her than Impact Wrestling.

– Two Straps Moose?

When you look at the pic below, it looks legit because it is legit. Moose is made of the wood Champions are built from. Since the EC3 feud, followed by an epic match at Bound For Glory, Moose has been on a mission. I’ve said it multiple times but he is a brand-new man, focused, in full reinvention as you may have noticed at Hard To Kill. Not to hurt Alex Shelley because he definitely earned the spot that was normally his, Moose made a treat to himself and the fans when he took part in the main event of the PPV. When it’s time to turn the Lights Out, Moose has never missed a chance to…

No Surrender

We already knew for Rich Swann vs Dreamer for the IMPACT World Championship and Private Party vs Good Brothers for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship. The X-Division title will also be defended as Rohit Raju helped by his good friend Shera will try to regain the belt held by TJP. Expect XXL and Tenille vs Decay match, probably ODB, Jordynne and Jazz against Deonna, Susan and Kimber, then we’ll see that next week…

To be eNYGMAtic…

The show was good, with a lot of action and less promos, but we are not moving forward, I mean beyond No Surrender. The shows look like kinds of ideas laboratories, brains are boiling but that doesn’t go further. Things are possible, they can happen, but they don’t always go till the end. It’s frustrating…
Once again, what’s next? This supposed AEW-Impact Wrestling crossover is really something that puzzles me and has changed my perception of the show for the last few weeks, what you may have noticed in these reviews. We, fans, are stuck in the middle of a chess game with AEW on one side and Impact Wrestling on the other side. The game is slow, tactic, long… 
On this “Nygma Is A Poor Lonesome Cowgirl” note, until next week (if I want), take care, stay safe, watch wrestling, and never EVER forget to stay #eNYGMAtic…

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

By Steph Franchomme

News, Reviews, Social Media Editor, Impact Wrestling Reviewer, Interviewer Well, call me The Boss... And French...

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