Right here, right now. Happy Day 82 of 2021. “What is the rebellion? A rebellion always starts in your heart and soul.” Step one on The Road To Rebellion, choose who you love and who you hate. Make it a friend or an enemy, start to draw a target on the back of the one you decided to rebel against. Right here, right now. Hard time, I told you so…
On the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, IMPACT Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo will face off Jazz. Eddie Edwards and Karl Anderson will compete against each other. Matt Cardona will do a sit-down interview. And we’ll hear from Kenny Omega and Don Callis as they’re coming to the Impact Zone. 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’, Tasha Steelz defeated Alisha Edwards.

  • IMPACT Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo w/ Susan defeated Jazz w/ Jordynne Grace.
  • Backstage, the Good Brothers were talking to security. Eddie Edwards told them they are not welcomed in the locker room, at least by Rosemary and her Decay mates.

  • Swinger’s Palace ad: “Try your luck!”

  • Backstage, Rohit Raju found Fallah Bahh under a table. Bahh admitted that he’s fallen on hard times gambling his money away at Swinger’s Palace. Raju couldn’t help but make fun of him for it. Bahh challenged him to a match.

  • TJP defeated Ace Austin via DQ when Madman Fulton got involved. Fulton attacked TJP but Josh Alexander came to make the save. Ace Austin retains the X-Division title.
  • A sit-down interview with Matt Cardona. Host Gia Miller acknowledged his social media beef with his former tag team partner, Brian Myers. Cardona made it clear that he is not here for Myers, as he wanted to make a statement on his own. Cardona got fired up and challenged Myers to one match, ensuring that they will be finished with each other once and for all.

  • Backstage, Trey Miguel was having a temper tantrum and tossed XXXL’s bags. Tommy Dreamer booked an exploding ring deathmatch for Hardcore Justice, claiming people love sparklers. Dreamer claimed he’s kidding but wanted to talk to Trey about the event. Trey didn’t care about the show but wanted Acey Romero. Dreamer made it clear that Trey needed to stop letting people get in his head.

  • Rohit Raju defeated Fallah Bahh.
  • Backstage, Gia Miller tried to talk to Kenny Omega but Don Callis prevented her from. They made their way to the ring.

  • AEW’s paid ad.
  • Backstage, The Good Brothers were looking for Omega and Callis but their locker room got no response.
  • Don Callis and Kenny Omega were in the ring. Omega was dripped out and fired up. Callis was looking forward to Omega winning the IMPACT World Championship. Callis commended Rich Swann but went back to Omega’s One-Winged Angel that pinned him at Hard to Kill. Omega craved more gold as Callis ranted about every wrestler Omega is better than. Callis will do whatever it takes to ensure Omega is recognized. Callis has organized an Academy Award-winning vignette dedicated to the One-Winged Angel. Omega made it clear that nobody will take any of his belts. They screamed that they will make history.

 

  • Violent by Design vignette. Eric Young narrated his resurrection of Rhino. He is baptized in the holy waters of change as the world now belongs to Rhino and Violent by Design.

  • Backstage, Havok and Nevaeh told Gia Miller they have patched up their friendship and want a shot at the Knockout Tag Team Titles again. The champions, Fire ‘N Flava interrupted and put a halt to their goal. After Fire ‘N Flava left, Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb tried to stir the pot by asking Nevaeh to join their group.
  • Trey Miguel defeated Acey Romero w/ Larry D. After the match, XXXL attacked Trey but Sami Callihan appeared and saved him, before disappearing.
  • Backstage, Rich Swann told Gia Miller he was not intimidated by Callis and Omega’s presentation earlier. Swann suggested that he has been preparing for the One-Winged Angel and sees victory ahead.

  • Backstage, Chris Sabin and James Storm were with Gia Miller. James Storm was asked how he plans on celebrating his one-thousandth match in IMPACT Wrestling. Storm challenged Eric Young to be the man that faces him. Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore agreed that next week, Storm and Young should have a matchup. But instead of it being a singles match, it’ll be the main event.

  • Karl Anderson w/ Doc Gallows defeated Eddie Edwards. FinJuice taunted The Good Brothers from Japan, belts around the waist.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Ace Austin vs TJP

This is TJP’s rematch clause after losing to Ace Austin at Sacrifice. Ace Austin looked right for a single-leg takedown right after the bell rang. TJP countered with an octopus lockup but couldn’t fully get it in. TJP switched it up with twisted head scissors. Back on their feet, TJP had Austin in a tightly held side headlock. Austin escaped from it off the ropes. Austin turned it around with a kick from off the ropes. Now, both men found themselves on the outside. Austin landed another perfect punt kick from off the apron. TJP countered Austin’s superplex with a facebuster.

Back from the commercial break, Austin stomped away on top of TJP, then locked him up in a single leg Boston Crab. TJP reversed the lockup, causing Austin to run over towards the ropes. Austin drove his boot into the spine while stretching TJP’s arms back. TJP temporarily stopped Austin’s momentum with a big boot from off the ropes. TJP smashed his knee towards the side of Austin’s face. TJP with a cover. Austin caught TJP with a stunning roundhouse kick, followed by a high leg drop from off the top.

TJP finally locked in his octopus submission. Austin found his way over to the ropes. TJP locked him up again in the same position on the ropes. Madman Fulton got Austin’s foot on the bottom rope. TJP sent Fulton out of his way. Fulton tried to stop TJP’s momentum. TJP landed a big knee to the gut and hit his Mamba Splash. TJP went for the cover but Fulton slid into the ring and broke the count. The referee called the DQ. TJP won the match, not the belt.
Another insanely good match…

– Eddie Edwards vs Karl Anderson

Both men went straight for a collar and elbow tie-up. Eddie Edwards spun behind with a waist lock, followed by a side headlock takedown. Edwards caught Karl Anderson with an inverted atomic drop, then a suicide dive through the middle rope onto Gallows and Anderson. Back from the break, Anderson clocked Edwards in the face with a heavy right before sending him towards the ring post. Anderson rolled Edwards back into the ring and worked on Edwards’ left arm that seemed injured following his collision towards the ring post. Anderson caught Edwards with a side headlock but Edwards rose to his feet.

Anderson snapped Edwards towards the corner with a quick Irish Whip. Edwards escaped the corner and landed a step-up enzuigiri. Off the top, Edwards sent Anderson crashing down with a backpack stunner Cover. Edwards continues the momentum with a Blue Thunder Bomb after planting a rolling elbow from off the ropes. Both men exchanged stiff elbows and forearm shots. Edwards connected with another rolling elbow. Doc Gallows tried to get involved again. Anderson pushed Edwards towards the ropes. Gallows smacked Edwards across the face with a chair. Anderson got the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

Swinger, 26 Male and Single… Tommy Dreamer joking on the Exploding Barbed Wire Ropes Match… Some are decided to dance with the devil somewhere? I follow them…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts/Awards of the Week

– Sami Callihan

We, the French, are never losing the North. You, Americans or Brits, have your head screwed on right. But one man knows exactly where he goes and what he wants. Sami Callihan wants the Championship spot whether against Rich Swann or Kenny Omega after Rebellion. Coming from him, it’s not a surprise. He may probably not be the only one who could pretend to it but, at least, he made it clear he wants it, and he won’t let anyone take it away from him.

Hardcore Justice

Following last week’s announcement, many Impact Wrestling fans, and wrestling fans in general, were puzzled by the announcement of Hardcore Justice taking place the same day, and possibly at the same hour. If this website has never been a place for rumours, some others are saying the show could start at 3 PM EST (8 PM BST). Due to the number of shows taking place in a matter of a few days, from a large variety of promotions, that would be appreciated. I confirm that news to you as soon as I can…

Rebellion – DAY CHANGED

Nothing new when it comes to the card of the PPV. Two cross-promotional matches, nothing else. Then, I may have a few ideas on who could be the contenders for the other belts, but there’s a game I’m not tempted to play right now just because a few wrestlers are injured (Chris Bey, essentially) and many things could change at Hardcore Justice, just 2 weeks before the PPV… The art of being patient (I hate that)…

To be eNYGMAtic…

Three weeks before Hardcore Justice and five before Rebellion… It should smell the build-up everywhere, inside and outside the ring, but we are far away from that. The action was excellent. TJP and Ace Austin are absolutely unable to deliver a bad match and that’s wonderful. Eddie Edwards vs Karl Anderson, for the first time ever, knowing they both have been wrestling for at least 15 years, I call that a gift.
I will quote EC3 again but this is the right time to control the narrative, tell the right story to finally have the action expected. What The Invisible Hand is doing is nothing. That’s just a tiny piece of the game. You would give him too much credit if you weren’t looking at this crowded and talented roster that just want to compete. Like I heard once, silence doesn’t mean you’re forgotten… And for the choice of the title, I let you Google© that, you will understand…
On this “Nygma Prefers Vodka Orange” note, until next week (if I want), take care, stay safe, go get vaccinated, watch wrestling, and never EVER forget to stay #eNYGMAtic…

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