Right here, right now. Happy Day 68 of 2021. What a name for a review, once again… Were you expecting me to put what we all saw on social media as the title? I have never worked like that, kids. I know who I’m talking to and why I’m talking that way. Right here, right now, you don’t have to put on the red light. Those days are over…
On the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, Chris Bey will face off Ace Austin. Shera and Rohit Raju will team up against BeerGuns. We’ll also attend the contract signing between The Good Brothers and FinJuice. 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. On ‘Before The Impact’, Madman Fulton w/ Ace Austin defeated IMPACT X-Division Champion TJP.

  • Jazz w/Jordynne Grace defeated Tasha Steelz w/ Kiera Hogan.
  • Backstage, ODB told Gia Miller she’s ready to reclaim her former championship. Susan interrupted ODB’s interview to issue a match with her tonight. ODB was ready to face Purrazzo’s, right-hand woman.

  • Backstage, Trey Miguel found Sam Beale. Sam was loyal to Sami Callihan and repeated his words to Trey, accusing him of losing passion. Trey invited him to the ring tonight to settle their differences.

  • Video of Moose and Rich Swann speaking on their highly-anticipated title match at Sacrifice.

  • Chris Sabin & James Storm defeated Rohit Raju & Mahabali Shera.
  • Backstage, Decay challenged Reno Scum to a match at Sacrifice.

  • Backstage, after being trapped in a room by Eric Young and Joe Doering last week, Deaner was finally released. Chris Sabin and James Storm tried to get involved, but EY and Doering didn’t let them.

  • Backstage, Brian Myers stormed into Scott D’Amore’s office, pushing for Eddie Edwards to be erased from IMPACT. D’Amore booked a Hold Harmless match between Myers and Edwards for Sacrifice. He described that this means that there are no rules.

  • Trey Miguel defeated Sam Beale. Before their match, Sami Callihan made his way out to the ring to announce his new prodigy, Sam Beale. He was excited to show Miguel what Beale has learned from him. After the match, Trey Miguel came towards Callihan on the ramp who used his phone to teleport to the ring, piledrive Beale, and teleport out.
  • Backstage, Sabin and Storm announced they want to teach Violent By Design a lesson. So, they called them out for a match on Saturday. Jake Something wanted to be in Sabin and Storms’ corner.

  • AEW’s paid ad.
  • In the Management Office, Scott D’Amore left to leave The Good Brothers and FinJuice sign their contract. After a few rounds of shots of Talk ‘N Shop Bourbon Whiskey, they signed the papers, and they brawled.

  • Chris Bey defeated Ace Austin w/ Madman Fulton.
  • At Swinger’s Palace, Josh Alexander told TJP that he’ll be paying close attention to TJP/Ace Austin’s X-Division match this Saturday.

  • Backstage, Shera told Rohit Raju that he does not owe him anything.

  • ODB defeated Susan. After the match, Deonna Purrazzo and Kimber Lee came out and teamed up on ODB. Jazz and Jordynne Grace came running out to come to ODB’s aid. Then, Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz joined in on the fight towards ODB, Jazz and Grace. Purrazzo, Susan, Lee, Hogan and Steelz stood tall over their fallen prey.
  • Moose was already in the ring acknowledging this. Moose threatened Scott D’Amore that he’ll hijack the rest of this show if he makes him wait another minute. He invited the boss to share the news. D’Amore finally makes his way down to the ring. His first order of business was introducing the World Champion Rich Swann to the ring. D’Amore said that two world titles is one too many, and the TNA World Title is now on the line as well. The Unified Champion will go on to Rebellion, for an additional Title vs. Title match against AEW’s Kenny Omega. We saw Don Callis backstage on the phone ensuring that things are going as planned.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Ace Austin vs Chris Bey

Ace Austin immediately fetched a chair so Fulton could be comfortable at ringside. Fulton sat in his chair as Ace and Bey locked up. Bey pressured Ace on the mat but Ace fought back, controlling Bey with standing holds. Both men known for being flashy remained grounded and intense. Ace unloaded some heavier moves but Bey was still fresh. Bey knocked Ace to the floor and met him with a flip. Fulton wanted to snap and take out Bey but Ace kept him seated. Ace flipped into the ring from the apron and came back out with a Fosbury Flop.

Back inside, Ace hit his double springboard kick which looked smoother than ever. A beautiful seamless exchange ended with a Bey Code Red for a near fall. Ace attempted a quick pinfall but ended up dealing some heavy damage with a springboard senton. Ace revealed his playing card and attempted The Fold, which Bey evaded. More fantastic exchanges between the two as Bey created separation and headed to the top. Ace hit a spinning back kick and clocked him. From the top, Bey dumped Ace back first onto the apron as we headed to a break.

After the break, they were trading knee shots as Ace gained the advantage. Ace set Bey up on the second rope, allowing Bey to recover and fight back. He shot for the Art of Finesse but missed and settled for the Verteybreaker. Ace ate a DDT but avoided the Art of Finesse once more, heading outside. Bey came towards Ace on the outside where Fulton met him. Ace tapped him on the back and Fulton ducked where Ace kicked Bey in the face. TJP came down to the stage taking a seat, distracting Ace. Back inside, Ace set up the Fold but Bey countered with a cutter and the Art of Finesse for the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

Was it necessary to give legitimacy to a title to announce the week after it will disappear? IMPACT and TNA belt will be unified at Sacrifice. If Moose wins the match, his patience and stubbornness would be rewarded. If not, Moose will definitely make no prisoners anymore.

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts of the Week


The card is now complete and it will be rock ‘n roll… Sacrifice or Rebellion, the stakes are way too high for the common fans we are, ladies and gentlemen…

To be eNYGMAtic…

I was extremely surprised to read that Ace Austin and Chris Bey have never fought one-on-one, aside from a quick Xplosion match a few years ago before Bey was on the roster. It was freaking damn good. In fact, the show was good. As the go-home show to Sacrifice, it perfectly did its job. Once again, I am pretty short on words here because it’s extremely late but I have to tell you why Roxanne.
Yesterday on social media, the announcement of an AEW Title vs IMPACT/TNA Title made explode everyone. It will be a dream match, whether it’s Moose or Swann… That’s fantastic… We love that… Etc. Yes, we will attend a great match, don’t make me say anything else. But, what about the aftermaths? Omega 3 Belts or Swann/Moose Two Straps. When it happened in WWE, that sounded fun because it was something WWE. This time, we talk about two promotions that are supposed to have nothing in common, excepted some good connections with Lucha Libre AAA. This match is literally going to change the game when I don’t think it is necessary to. So Roxanne, because she is not supposed to be walking the streets for money. “You don’t care if it’s wrong or if it’s right,” they say. The dream match is not supposed to be the tree that is hiding the forest (you couldn’t see the forest for the trees, we do it another way)…
On this “Nygma Is Not Afraid To Say What She Thinks” note, until Sacrifice, 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 and AXS TV. Photocollage custom made by @frenchnygma exclusively for @steelchairmag.

By Steph Franchomme

News, Reviews, Social Media Editor Impact Wrestling Reviewer Interviewer And French...

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