Right here, right now. Happy Day 40 of 2021. Europe is cold and under the snow when, in the Impact Zone, there’s heat everywhere. When relationships turn icy, when tempers rise, it’s time for the fire to do its work. Erase, change, defeat, decimate, why not revolutionize. And the fire never surrenders…
On the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, ODB will face off Kimber Lee. Kiera Hogan will square off with Nevaeh. The Good Brothers will put the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles on the line against BeerGuns, the team of Chris Sabin and James Storm. Josh Alexander, Trey Miguel, Suicide, and Willie Mack will team up against Ace Austin, Daivari, Chris Bey, and Blake Christian. We’ll attend the IMPACT World Championship contract between Rich Swann and Tommy Dreamer. We’ll also hear from Matt Hardy and Private Party. Cousin Jake will give his answer to Violent by Design, Rosemary will present the new member of Decay. 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. 

  • Josh Alexander, Trey Miguel, Suicide, and Willie Mack defeated Ace Austin w/ Madman Fulton, Daivari, Chris Bey, and Blake Christian when Miguel locked Christian in a submission hold. After the match, Callihan appeared on the screen and congratulated Miguel. Callihan said he sees Trey as weak and knows he will “flake out” eventually so he should just quit now. Trey roared.

  • Birthday messages from the IMPACT locker room and former wrestlers to Tommy Dreamer.

  • Kimber Lee w/ Susan and IMPACT Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo defeated ODB, with a little help from her friends but Jazz and Jordynne Grace quickly defended ODB.
  • On Swinger’s Palace, Fallah Bahh ran out of money at the table. They took Fallah away as Swinger revealed the wad of cash that has been pursued for about a year. Swinger hit on Alisha as John E. Bravo ate an old cookie from Fallah.

  • Backstage, Susan was not happy with how everything went down with Jazz and Jordynne Grace. Deonna Purrazzo said that this is the Age of Virtuosa, and she’ll make sure something like this doesn’t happen again. That wasn’t good enough for Susan. She went to talk to Scott D’Amore and demand a Knockouts tag team match at No Surrender.

  • Jake Something came to the ring to reply to Violent by Design. He refused to join the Cult so Doering, Deaner and Young attacked him. They trapped Jake’s neck in a chair and Young gave Deaner a match against Jake at No Surrender.
  • Backstage, Rohit Raju said he’s turning to his monster Shera the same way TJP is turning towards his monster Manik. Raju was excited to have Shera in his corner for his X-Division Championship against TJP on Saturday.

  • AEW’s paid advertisement.
  • Backstage, The Good Brothers wanted to BEAT UP BEERGUNS!! Too Sweet…

  • Nevaeh w/Havok defeated Kiera Hogan w/ Tasha Steelz via DQ when Steelz attacked Nevaeh with a Codebreaker in the middle of the ring.
  • Birthday messages from the AEW wrestlers.

  • In Scott D’Amore’s office, Tasha and Kiera blamed referee Brandon Tolle for their struggles and wanted him punished. He ensured that Tolle won’t ref their new match at No Surrender, against Havok and Nevaeh in a No-Disqualification match.

  • XXL, Tenille and Kaleb with a K were in the ring, all concerned with Decay. Tenille was confident that Decay will not find any backup for No Surrender. Kaleb challenged any member of Tooth Decay to a singles match right now. Rosemary and Crazzy Steve entered, claiming they have a pal. AAA’s Black Taurus made his entrance.
  • Black Taurus defeated Kaleb with a K. A Samoan drop, a slam and it was over.
  • Backstage, Hernandez got half of his money from Brian Myers, but he wanted all of it now. Myers said he’ll give him his other half if they win their tag match against Eddie Edwards and Matt Cardona. Fallah watched on as Hernandez was counting the cash (no, Hernandez doesn’t have PayPal…).

  • The Good Brothers retained the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship but Private Party interfered and BeerGuns won the match.
  • Backstage, Matt Hardy was very proud of Private Party for seizing their opportunity just a few minutes ago. Scott D’Amore interrupted them. Hardy asked D’Amore to excuse their behaviour, they’re young. D’Amore said that on Saturday, the Impact World Championship match will now be a Three-Way Dance between The Good Brothers, Private Party, and James Storm and Chris Sabin.

  • Scott D’Amore was in the ring with Dreamer and Swann for the contract signing. Swann signed first, but Dreamer got emotional first. He said he appreciates the opportunity, recognizes his weaknesses, and he’s ready to seize the moment. Moose made his entrance, reminded Swann of his promised shot at gold and questioned why he is fighting a guy turning fifty. D’Amore threatened Moose with suspension if he interferes with the match. Moose was comfy where he is and had no interest in their match. Dreamer pulled up a text message of Moose praising Dreamer following their Slammiversary match. Dreamer reminded Moose that he was on the chopping block and he lit a fire under him to motivate him in becoming a star. Dreamer went further into his love for the business, said as long as he’s still kicking, he will continue uniting younger and older wrestlers, and was looking forward to No Surrender. Dreamer signed the contract and hugged Swann.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Josh Alexander, Trey Miguel, Suicide & Willie Mack defeated Ace Austin, Daivari, Chris Bey & Blake Christian

Blake Christian and Josh Alexander kicked things off. Both men exchanged mat-based takedowns until Alexander turned it up a notch with a power slam. Christian headed to his corner for a take out to Ace Austin. Ace said he’ll teach Christian how it’s done. Alexander looked for an ankle lock. Austin rolled through. Alexander sent Austin through a snapmare before tagging in Trey Miguel. Miguel hit an atomic drop. Austin rolled out and brought Chris Bey in. Suicide came in off a blind tag from Miguel. Suicide flew in with a head scissors takedown on Bey and a basement dropkick. Austin rushed in after Bey was sent to the outside. Suicide hung in the ropes, and Austin dove into Bey.

Willie Mack and Daivari became the legal men. Daivari had Mack cornered with a series of punches. Mack escaped with a standing moonsault. Bey got tagged in. He rolled Mack through with a snapmare. Austin stomped away on Mack once he made his way back into the ring. Blake Christian tagged himself back in after watching Austin’s unsuccessful time in the ring. He connected with a dropkick. Christian exited strategically by backing himself up against the turnbuckles and holding on to Mack until Daivari came in. Daivari missed an opportunity to connect with an elbow off the top. Mack rolled through with a tag out to Miguel. Miguel came in with seven big moves before Bey and Alexander made their way into the ring.

Alexander positioned Bey for a Northern Lights Suplex. Christian came in to stop Alexander’s momentum with a 450 Splash. Mack slid back in with a senton on Austin in the corner and a standing moonsault on Christian. Daivari wasn’t a fan of Mack’s spotlight and came in with a big forearm. Mack sent him over the top rope. Suicide sent Austin and Bey crashing into each other. He shotgunned Bey out of the ring with a missile dropkick. Miguel and Suicide accidentally crashed into each other. Christian flew off the top with a springboard flatliner. He thought he had Miguel put away but he locked Christian in the Hourglass submission. Christian tapped out.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

When an ad is in the middle of a show, that’s not a paid ad anymore… When cheaters tried to justify why they cheat by saying they were screwed, it’s the pot calling the kettle black. I’m usually a fan of surrealism, that time, that didn’t work…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts of the Week

No Surrender

In just a week, some good changes happened. Let’s give it a check as this episode was mainly about building up the iPPV.

“Triple Threat Revolver Match: Three competitors start the match. When one is pinned or submitted, another will enter the fray. The Triple Threat matches will continue until there are no more entrants, in which the final pinfall or submission will earn the victor a shot at the X-Division Championship.” Interesting concept. And three wrestlers definitely getting out of the wood. The first is Josh Alexander who has made a brilliant ride since his singles debut. The second is Blake Christian who is back by popular, despite his ability not to capitalize with wins. The third is Trey Miguel. Of course, he will have a stone in his shoe with Sami Callihan wanting him to leave. But he can definitely become the next #1 contender for the X-Division title.

Shera is back and if Rohit Raju needed someone to regain the X-Division belt, it was definitely him. TJP’s days as Champion may be numbered…

Decay are a group of freaks. There was no better place than Lucha Libre AAA to find a masked one. Of course, Black Taurus is not Abyss but he is strong.

After weeks of cheating, Havok and Nevaeh will finally have a rematch for the IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Championship. The Texas Tornado No-DQ stipulation is definitely going to help them as they are the Queens when it comes to Chaos.

Three matches involving women in a card of nine, well done…

It hit my soul to hear Tommy Dreamer say on TV exactly what he told me and other media last week. Dreamer is not a character, he is Tommy Dreamer, the same kid that became a fan when he was a kid and decided to give his life to it. And age means nothing when you have such a passion and a love for the business.

To be eNYGMAtic…

A good go-home show that made its job to finish the build-up for No Surrender. The action was not the best we could expect but it helped change or create the iPPV matches.
What to add? I’m still puzzled over the
AEW-Impact Wrestling crossover because that’s not fitting me. I may be the only person on Earth who hasn’t understood yet why crossover is something beneficial for the business. Don’t be sorry for me, I deal with that perfectly. 
On this “Nygma Is So Cold She is Wrapped Like a Mandalorian” note, until No Surrender (if I want), until next week (if I want), take care, stay safe, watch wrestling, and never EVER forget to stay #eNYGMAtic…

No Surrender Card:

  • IMPACT World Championship Match: Rich Swann (c) vs. Tommy Dreamer – If Moose interferes in the match, he is suspended indefinitely.
  • IMPACT World Tag Team Championship Match: The Good Brothers (c) vs. Private Party vs. Chris Sabin & James Storm
  • IMPACT X Division Championship Match: TJP vs. Rohit Raju
  • Triple Threat Revolver Match Daivari vs. Suicide vs. Willie Mack vs. Ace Austin vs. Trey Miguel vs. Chris Bey vs. Josh Alexander vs. Blake Christian
  • IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Championship Texas Tornado Match: Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz vs. Neveah and Havok
  • Matt Cardona & Eddie Edwards vs. Brian Myers & Hernandez
  • Deonna Purrazzo, Susan & Kimber Lee vs. Jordynne Grace, Jazz & ODB
  • XXXL & Tenille Dashwood vs. Decay (Rosemary, Black Taurus, and Crazzy Steve)
  • Deaner vs. Jake Something

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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