Right here, right now. Happy Day 47 of 2021. No Pasaran, No Surrender, same idea, same design. Revolution is up to you. Whatever your age, your background, your body of work, your values, you do exactly what you think is good for you. Right here, right now, say goodbye to Gin & Juice and welcome Fin & Juice. Make of 50 the new 30. Explode the doors, break the moulds, control your narrative. Show your most beautiful middle finger to the world and say this is who I am. Right here, right now, don’t let people tell you what you’re supposed to be. Let forever be. 
On the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, only two matches were announced for the fallout of No Surrender. A 4-Way X-Division Match with Trey Miguel, Suicide, Willie Mack and Daivari, and TJP vs Josh Alexander for the X-Division title. 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. 

  • TJP defeated Josh Alexander to retain the X-Division Championship.
  • Backstage, Tommy Dreamer, who was going out of Impact Management office, told Gia Miller that, after what Moose did to him and Rich Swann following their main event match on Saturday, he will take care of Moose in an Old School Rules match tonight.

  • Backstage, Brian Myers, as the man of his word he is, gave Hernandez the rest of his money from their successful match on Saturday. Myers will give Hernandez another stash if he can beat Matt Cardona in singles action. Fallah Bahh saw the deal going down. He says he’s a gambler and will double Hernandez’s money. Hernandez said make his 10 into 20, then they’ll talk about more.

  • Trey Miguel defeated Willie Mack, Suicide and Daivari.
  • Backstage, Sami Callihan congratulated Trey Miguel. He clapped for his victory and noted what a big win he just had. However, he wanted to know when Miguel was going to decide to up and quit when it doesn’t go his way anymore. Callihan still didn’t believe Miguel has any passion for this business or this company.

  • In the Management Office, Scott D’Amore was congratulating TJP for his win on Saturday. Ace Austin knocked on the door, Cup in hand, and he wanted his title shot again. D’Amore agreed. Next week, there will be a six-man tag team match. The winners will then face off in a Triple Threat Match for the No. 1 Contender spot. Ace said the outcome is inevitable.
  • Matt Cardona defeated Hernandez w/ Brian Myers. After the match, Cardona was interviewed by Gia Miller. She asked if Matt Cardona is here on Impact to squash his feud with Brian Myers. Cardona said no, Myers is not the reason why he’s here. He’s here to pass on the knowledge he’s learned in this business. Brian Myers was tired of this and attacked Cardona. Hernandez attacked Myers from behind. Eddie Edwards came to make the save.

  • AEW ‘s paid ad.
  • Backstage, Havok found Nevaeh after their loss from Saturday. Nevaeh wasn’t sure if Havok and she should still be a team as they keep losing. Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb interrupted their conversation. Nevaeh challenged Dashwood to a match tonight. Nevaeh didn’t want Havok to accompany her.

  • FinJuice defeated Reno Scum. After the match, The Good Brothers appeared on the ramp. The IMPACT World Tag Team Champions came out with a “warm” welcome to FinJuice. They went down memory lane by poking fun of Juice Robinson and David Finlay when they were the Young Lions during The Good Brothers’ run in NJPW and how they used to carry their bags. FinJuice fired back by saying they aren’t young anymore. In fact, they thought they’re on the same level as the World Tag Team Champions.

  • At the bar, Rohit Raju blamed Shera for costing him his X-Division match. Shera shoved Raju right into James Storm, which caused Storm to spill some of his beer (Raju, run, you’re dead). Storm broke a bottle over Raju’s head. Chris Sabin stepped in to break up the potential fight. Johnny Swinger invited Storm and Sabin to his palace where no fighting goes down, only drinking and gambling.

  • At Swinger’s Palace, Johnny introduced James Storm and Chris Sabin to his friends, Alisha, Bravo and Fallah. Storm tried to hit on Alisha. Fallah Bahh ran in with a $10 bill. He lost it seconds after coming in and placing a bet. They kicked out poor Bahh.

  • Tenille Dashwood w/Kaleb with a K defeated Nevaeh.
  • Violent By Design offered Jake Something a seat at their table, but Jake had other plans. Deaner couldn’t give over his loss against Jake. He wanted to right his wrongs by challenging Jake Something to a rematch next week. But this time, tables will be involved. He’ll bring Jake to the table alone, and if he can’t, he will suffer the consequences, since nothing is more important than Violent By Design, and family.

  • Backstage, Susan was livid that Kimber Lee, Deonna Purrazzo and herself did not win against ODB, Jazz and Jordynne Grace at No Surrender. Purrazzo thought Lee and Susan are deserving of a title shot. They went to Scott D’Amore and proposed their idea of having Lee and Susan challenge Fire ‘N Flava for the Knockouts Tag Team Championship. D’Amore liked their thought, but he wanted to take it up a notch. Next week, Kimber Lee and Susan will team up to take on Jazz and Jordynne Grace to determine the No. 1 Contender towards Fire ‘N Flava’s titles.

  • Moose defeated Tommy Dreamer in an Old School Rules Match.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Josh Alexander vs TJP

Both men tested their strength with a lockup at the beginning of the match. TJP wrapped himself around Josh Alexander. Alexander caught him and tried to put him in the ankle lock early. TJP slithered his way out. TJP switched the Octopus hold into an abdominal stretch. Alexander caught TJP off the ropes with a devastating backbreaker. Alexander tried to work TJP’s ankle. TJP turned it around with an arm wrap around. TJP looked for a barrel roll. Alexander rolled through with a surfboard submission. TJP escaped.

Alexander smashed TJP’s face underneath the middle turnbuckle. Alexander extended TJP’s arms and drove his foot into this back. TJP found a way out and eased it into an octopus wrap-around submission. Alexander rolled through and tried to put the X-Division into another ankle lock. TJP rolled through, and Alexander flew out of the ring. Back in, TJP sent Alexander flying again with a tornado DDT. Alexander jumped off the top rope. TJP caught him mid-air with a dropkick.

Alexander sneaked over for a third try with the ankle lock. TJP turned it around. He headed up top. Alexander laid and waited to clock TJP with an uppercut. TJP pushed Alexander off of him. He flew off with the Mamba Splash. Alexander caught him with an ankle lock in the centre of the ring. TJP slipped out. He wasn’t able to lock in the Octopus submission again, but he landed an Xploder suplex. TJP hoisted Alexander up and kicked Alexander right in the face. He headed up top again. The Mamba Splash cames towering down for the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

Is Scott D’Amore protecting TJP as X-Division Champion? I’ve never doubted the integrity of our EVP but two teams of three competing, then the winning team will compete in a match to determine the #1 contender, which means TJP will defend in 3 weeks only? Isn’t it drowning the fish? The Super X-Cup is a kind of golden ticket for the belt and it seems the ticket he has in hand right now is more silver than gold…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts of the Week

Behind The Impact

I was telling you last week about this new IMPACT pre-show. When I typed that news, the show was announced to air on AXS TV. It was a good surprise last night (remember in France, IMPACT airs at 2 AM local time) to find out that BTI was airing also on Twitch, Impact Wrestling YouTube and Facebook. I put the show after the intro of this review because it was a premiere, but now you know you can watch it when you want and where you want every week.

Sacrifice 

The next Impact Plus Special Event will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021, and it will be Sacrifice.

– Josh Alexander

I had to take a look at Alexander’s career to notice it has only been the second time he faced off TJP. The first time, Alexander was IMPACT Tag Team Champion. This time, TJP is the X-Division Champion. I was struck by this tweet quite simply because the match we saw was excellent. Alexander put TJP in real danger yesterday night. The collision of styles worked perfectly. I was a bit sad to see it as the opener of the show because it was a main-event calibre match. If Alexander considers he has to learn from his mistakes, so it will be for the best.

To be eNYGMAtic…

A good, but bittersweet, show that made its job as the fallout from No Surrender. Good because we were gifted with one of the best matches I’ve seen in months. Maybe for you, that’s not the case but, for me, TJP and Josh Alexander stole the show but sadly as the opener of the episode. FinJuice made their highly-anticipated debut in the Impact Zone in the middle of the show. And despite a very good match, the main event fell flat because Moose won and it was over. The pieces of the puzzle were not exactly in the right place but the action was there. Some feuds are in the making we’ll see where we go with that.
I will stay in my “what’s next” position because the more players you have around the poker table, the more difficult it is to be able to play your game. I was sceptical on AEW crossover, I am probably less on the NJPW one only if Finlay and Robinson are portrayed as the “true players” that they are. Yes, there was a time when they were carrying the bags of the then-IWGP World Champions but they are former IWGP Tag Team Champions too. Time has changed, but some rules will never.
On this “Nygma Is Worried And She Has a Lot Of Reasons To” 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…

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