Right here, right now. Happy Day 126 of 2021. Under Siege, here are some meaningful words… Are we in a state of war? Is a threat currently surrounding Impact Wrestling? Is something in the making behind the scenes? These 2 words have so many different senses but they all have such a negative connotation… Right here, right now, some armours will never protect against the enemy you never think about first, yourself… 
On the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, the last 3 Under Siege qualifying matches, with James Storm vs Moose, Chris Sabin vs Rhino, and Trey Miguel vs Rohit Raju. Also, Taylor Wilde will face off Susan. Kiera Hogan will square off with Rachael Ellering. Luke Gallows will compete against Juice Robinson. And NJPW’s sensation El Phantasmo will make his debut in 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’, Jake Something defeated Shera w/ Rohit Raju.

  • Under Siege Qualifier Match: Chris Sabin w/ James Storm defeated Rhino w/ Eric Young, Deaner and Joe Doering. VBD tried to interfere in the match, of course.
  • Backstage, after destroying a few chairs, Brian Myers told Gia Miller how unhappy he was not to be in the Under Siege main event. He tried to break a table but Rosemary appeared on it and handed him a tarot card and called out his ego, which Myers neglected. Black Taurus appeared, flooring him with Rosemary handing him a new card and Crazzy Steve laughing.

  • Backstage, Kenny Omega, The Good Brothers, and Don Callis were gloating about beating everyone down last week. Omega and Callis mentioned that now, the wins matter. Kenny vowed to coach The Good Brothers realizing that they need to win matches to stay on top.

  • Taylor Wilde defeated Susan w/ Kimber Lee. Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb with a K interfered in the match when they prevented Kimber from interfering. Taylor walked out as Tenille and Kaleb were expecting an alliance.
  • Backstage, IMPACT Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo told Gia Miller she is absolutely not dodging Taylor Wilde. She wasn’t sweating over the former TNA Knockouts Champion. Rosemary and Decay interrupted the interview. Rosemary called Deonna a coward, she replied not, she’s just beat all the Knockouts on the roster and has no one left to challenge her. Havok showed up. Deonna imagined Rosemary and Havok should face each other, and whoever wins should challenge her for the title. Havok and Rosemary had a staredown.

  • Promo from W. Morrissey. He wants to create a paradigm shift from the man he was before. He is ready for the locker room to fill his agony. The first man who could be feeling those effects is Willie Mack at Under Siege.

  • Under Siege Qualifier Match: Trey Miguel defeated Rohit Raju w/ Shera. After the match, Jake Something came down to the ring and took out Shera.
  • At Swinger’s Palace, the Under Siege competitors were having a great time betting their money away, Alisha was losing a handful, and they were placing bets on who will become the next man to challenge Kenny Omega for the Impact World Championship. Bey fired up Sabin and Storm asking about their loyalty and ability to hold their own. Storm looked forward to meeting Bey in the main event of Under Siege after getting past Moose (see below).
  • Doc Gallows w/ Kenny Omega, Don Callis and Karl Anderson defeated Juice Robinson w/ David Finlay. There were interferences from Gallows’ side, of course. After the match, The Good Brothers and Omega beat Robinson down. Eddie Edwards and David Finlay ran in. Omega and The Good Brothers stopped them in their tracks and stood tall over them.
  • Backstage, Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore stopped Deonna Purrazzo and let her know that next week, Havok and Rosemary will face off. Whoever wins the match will face Purrazzo at Under Siege.

  • El Phantasmo defeated VSK.
  • Rachael Ellering w/ Jordynne Grace defeated Kiera Hogan w/ Tasha Steelz.
  • Backstage, Don Callis came as Moose was preparing for his match. He tried to discourage Moose from fighting Storm. Callis was “worry about Moose’s safety.” Moose told him to shut his mouth. He had a message to send.

  • Backstage, Kiera Hogan was disturbed that she lost again. Rachael Ellering and Jordynne Grace informed Hogan she had time to prepare, but she failed. Hogan promised her and Tasha Steelz will capture the Knockouts Tag Team Championship against Ellering and Grace, who they call a “non-factor.” Grace issued a challenge to Steelz for a singles match next week.

  • Under Siege Qualifier Match: Moose defeated James Storm. After the match, Moose wrapped Storm’s weakened leg with a chair and stomped away as Sabin ran to stop him.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– El Phantasmo vs VSK

Both men locked up. El Phantasmo stopped VSK in his tracks with a shoulder tackle. VSK replied with a hurricanrana, followed by a dropkick, a slam and a big splash. ELP hurt VSK’s back before trapping him in the corner. Phantasmo drove his boot into VSK’s lower body. Then, he flew off the ropes with a springboard crossbody and then with a springboard moonsault. VSK dropped El Phantasmo on his knee with a Ushigoroshi. El Phantasmo sent VSK down and out with a Sudden Death superkick for the win. A short match but absolutely not a squash match, VSK was as impressive as ELP.

– Moose vs James Storm

Storm got into a fight early eating a bicycle kick but he lured Moose outside. Storm looked to kick Moose in the back of the head but Moose handed the knee up in the ropes. Moose focused on that knee, bashing it against the guardrail. Moose continued to batter him on the floor, breaking the count and taking his time. Moose stomped at his knee. Storm attempted to fight back but Moose hit repeated dropkicks to the knee. Moose locked the knee and pounded on it. Storm removed his kick pads as he felt the effects. Moose charged Storm in the corner who dodged the Spear.

Storm hit a Thesz Press and the Closing Time, his double knee face breaker, but slowly worked back to his feet and hit a tornado DDT. Storm looked for the Eye of the Storm but Moose broke free, chopping the leg with a tackle. Moose applied a single leg crab, punching the knee while he was at it. Moose looked fed up as he looked for a superplex. Storm slipped out and looked for the Eye of The Storm out of the corner, but his knee gave out. Moose looked for the Spear and got kicked, followed by the Last Call Superkick. The ref considered ringing the bell after Storm collapsed. He made his way to his feet but didn’t have enough strength to capitalize. Moose connected with the Lights Out Spear for the win, then wrapped Storm’s leg with a chair and stomped away.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

Some things don’t need an explanation. The Swinger’s Palace has become the place to be, so book me a flight to Vegas, please…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts/Awards of the Week

– Jordynne Grace

A few wrestlers’ contracts are up this year, including Jordynne Grace’s. To be honest, at only 25, with such potential, so much talent, and already such a career, I was expecting all the companies to run after her. Two possibilities, whether the other companies are blind, or Impact Wrestling is really the place Jordynne Grace is made for. Since the end of 2018, she has impressed us week after week. She has definitely become a part of the IMPACT family. So, yes, it’s very good news.

– Moose

I was a little puzzled when I read that post. After so many years with Impact Wrestling, Moose has never won a World Championship, which is a shame. And it could be a reason for him to go when his contract is up next month. Then, I don’t want him to go. Since I started this review nearly 4 years ago, Eddie Edwards, Rosemary and Moose have been the rocks of the company. They have been my rocks. If people come and people go, in every company, without one of these 3 wrestlers, I feel like IMPACT wouldn’t be the same.

– El Phantasmo and Deonna Purrazzo

It’s becoming a little complicated with cross-promotional work… Our World Champion is the AEW Champion and the AAA Mega Champion. Our Tag Team Champions are NJPW guys. Last weekend, Deonna Purrazzo challenged the new AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Faby Apache, Title vs Title Match at TripleMania PPV, which means whether it will be Deonna Two Belts or a AAA wrestler becoming our Champion. And now, El Phantasmo, NJPW talent, running straight to the X-Division title. Whatever I can think of cross-promotional, the situation is going a little bit too far…

Under Siege

Six men for a title chance… Three to four matches to add but that won’t be that complicated to imagine them. X-Division and Knockouts titles’ matches meant to be set next week. Then, if we have to add a little last, why not Taylor Wilde vs Tenille Dashwood or something around Jake Something and Shera… For me, that would work perfectly…

To be eNYGMAtic…

I will be short, first because I’m super tired because of vaccine shot #2, second because that was a very, very good episode. The promos and the bits of cinematic worked perfectly with the flood of action. Do I have to say more? Under Siege is one week away and the card looks pretty cool. I said all I had to say here above. Yeah, that was very cool to watch and to listen to because I could praise D’Lo Brown and Matt Striker commentary work every week.
On this “Nygma Wish She Could Smile But Had Botox” note, until next week (if I want), take care, stay safe, go get vaccinated, 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 Well, call me The Boss... And French...

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