Right here, right now. Happy Day 142 of 2021. From Under Siege to Against All Odds, the game continues.  Once again, everything becomes possible. As the world is ready to change again, we can only expect the next step on the road to Slammiversary to be as brilliant as Under Siege was. Right here, right now, take a look at me, now… One day, I will be by your side, the day after, I could be behind your back…
On the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, Jake Something will face off Rohit Raju. Tenille Dashwood will square off with Kiera Hogan. FinJuice will put the Tag Team Titles on the line against Ace Austin and Madman Fulton. 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’, XXXL defeated Johnny Swinger and Hernandez. This episode was dedicated to New Jack

  • Rohit Raju defeated Jake Something with a little help from Mahabali Shera. He stole the win, yes I said it. After the match, Jake Something went after Shera. Rohit Raju retreated up towards the stage and didn’t help his friend out. Something hit Shera with a chair, and then speared Shera right into a table.
  • Backstage, Taylor Wilde told Gia Miller the reason she came back to Impact was that she wants to become the next Knockouts Champion, not to be Tenille Dashwood’s tag team partner. Dashwood wanted Wilde to go after the Knockouts Tag Team Championships with her. Wilde remained uninterested.

  • Tenille Dashwood defeated Kiera Hogan. After the match, Tasha Steelz, Kaleb with a K, Susan, Kimber Lee, Deonna Purrazzo, Havok and The Decay got involved in a big brawl.
  • Jordynne Grace informed Rachael Ellering that she got a match scheduled tonight against her, following their loss. Ellering had thought that they would pick up a win together to get back on track but Jordynne seemed to have other ideas.

  • NJPW Legend Satoshi Kojima is coming to IMPACT next week. I tell you more about him in the Noticeable Facts…
  • Backstage, FinJuice promised they will retain their Impact World Tag Team Championship tonight against Ace Austin and Madman Fulton. If they retain tonight, they promised to defend their titles in Japan, where they’ll head back to after tonight’s match.

  • Petey Williams defeated VSK. Great match, please sign this guy…
  • Backstage, Rich Swann told Gia Miller his match with Kenny Omega at Rebellion last month was hard-hitting. While he was recovering at home, he’s kept his eyes on W. Morrissey. Swann didn’t think Morrissey should walk into Impact with a chip on his shoulder. Midway through his statement, Morrissey knocked Swann in the head with a huge kick and sent him out of the building.

  • At Swinger’s Palace, TJP continued killing it. He glanced over to the Swingerellas when he saw his former partner, Fallah Bahh in a dress. TJP was excited to have his partner back after teaming with Petey Williams temporarily. Petey overheard and scheduled a tag against him with Josh Alexander. The Decay appeared, they were not welcomed, so they disappeared.

  • Long in-ring promo involving Moose, Kenny Omega (this shirt…), The Good Brothers, Don Callis and Sami Callihan. I let you watch it instead of eating a bulldozer of words (to sum up, Moose was confident in the fact he can beat Kenny Omega. Callis and Omega came to the ring and laughed at Moose’s failures in ROH and football. Moose wanted to shut Callis up but The Good Brothers arrived. Lights off, lights on, Sami Callihan was in the ring and helped Moose clear the ring. Moose and Callihan exchanged a staredown as D’Lo and Matt were reminding us the enemy of my enemy can be my friend. And yeah, let’s go get back what is ours).

 

  • Backstage, Moose hoped Sami Callihan didn’t expect a thank-you for helping him. Callihan said he wasn’t down there for Moose, he’s there to take back what is rightfully his, the Impact World Championship.

  • Rachael Ellering defeated Jordynne Grace. Amazing match. After the match, Rachael Ellering put her hand out, Jordynne Grace shook it and hugged Rachael before walking up the ramp. Smells like the heel turn…
  • Backstage, Brian Myers attacked Matt Cardona. So professional…

  • FinJuice defeated Ace Austin & Madman Fulton to retain the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles BUT Violent by Design made their way to the ring. Eric Young handed in the Call Your Shot trophy that Rhino possessed (and was supposed to keep until Heath comes back). Rhino and Joe Doering stepped in, calling their shot.

  • Violent by Design defeated FinJuice to become the new IMPACT World Tag Team Champions. Crossbody by Doering, Gore by Rhino, Death Valley Driver and Lariat by Doering and it was over.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

At least four matches were making it but I chose one…

– FinJuice vs Ace Austin & Madman Fulton

Austin psyched Finlay out by tagging in Madman Fulton. Fulton tossed Finlay towards the corner. Fulton manhandled Finlay again and threw the champion towards his corner. FinJuice worked together to floor Fulton. They continue to execute double bulldogs, dropkicks, and flapjacks. Fulton threw Finlay over towards his corner. Finlay sent Austin crashing down with an enzuigiri. Robinson was back in. FinJuice hit double elbows on the former X-Division Champion. Robinson connected with a jumping senton. Fulton ran in and got stopped with a flapjack. Fulton fell towards the outside.

Back from the commercial break, Austin was driving his knee into Robinson. Austin slammed a couple of elbows towards Robinson’s shoulder blade and sliced the champion’s fingers with his playing card. Austin continued to cut the ring off. Robinson rolled Austin through and landed a Left Hand of God to break free. Austin knocked Finlay off the apron. Robinson rocked Austin with a backdrop. Fulton made his way back in but got sent to the outside. Finlay got tagged in. Finlay hit a slingshot over the top rope and made sure Fulton stays down. Finlay decked Austin with a European uppercut. Finlay hit a backbreaker and several jabs on Fulton. Austin connected with a clothesline in the corner.

Fulton was just seconds away from becoming the new tag team champion after Austin flew off from the top. Fulton Fulton and Austin continued with a chokeslam/fold combination. Finlay avoided receiving the same move as his partner. Finlay sent Austin crashing from off the top with a superplex. Robinson hit a cannonball in the corner. FinJuice landed an elbow drop/backbreaker combination. FinJuice missed the Doomsday Device, but Finlay hit a stunner, and Robinson planted his Pulp Friction finisher for the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

Two commentators doing their job…

– “Petey Williams, you’re something special. Thank you for what you’ve given this sport”
– “I couldn’t agree with you more, Petey Williams is one of a kind.”

Petey Williams must have a special “je ne sais quoi” that works on D’Lo and Matt Striker (yes, on me too)… Let’s be honest, he is incapable to do a bad match, continues to respect a tradition of wrestling that only Canada has produced (same for Josh Alexander). In addition to that, he is helping young talents in and out of the ring. Well, the Petey Williams effect…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts/Awards of the Week

– Moose and Sami Callihan

They would make the most unpredictable team of the history of TNA/Impact Wrestling but you can’t blame them for defending their home. It doesn’t matter who defeated Kanny Omega and get back what’s ours because it will be ours again… And nothing else matters…

– Satoshi Kojima

Despite my hate of it, but because I’m a newswriter and editor here, I have to take a look at the rumours’ mill every day. Like you, I read that Eddie Edwards was reportedly having an appendicectomy (if true, see you soon, Eddie), that Don Callis was no longer EVP of the company (if true, it will make me hate Kenny Omega a little bit more but we have to acknowledge Don has been one of the architects of the rebuilding, if not the rebirth, of Impact Wrestling over the last few years) and that a Japanese wrestler would make his debut very soon.
For more than 3 decades, the Master of Lariat has worked for NJPW and AJPW in Japan, CMLL in Mexico, and MLW in the USA. He is a former 2-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, 7-time IWGP Tag Team Champion, 2-time NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Champion, Young Lion Cup winner in 1994, G1 Climax winner in 2010. He has worked with the very best, from The Great Muta to Kota Ibushi. He is an absolute in-ring legend and, because of this pic, we know he will be there until Slammiversary… Who will be the lucky guys who will wrestle him in the Impact Zone?

Slammiversary

So who is going to come to Impact Wrestling? Chelsea Green, Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe, Tetsuya Naito, The Iiconics, The Forgotten Sons, The Great Muta, Mickie James, people from Canada, Australia or Japan, NJPW talents? I still block on the page of the Bible, Mark 16.3 (The Ascension?).

To be eNYGMAtic…

I will be short, first because I’m super tired, as always, second because it was a “sans-faute.” Zero mistakes. I have a general issue with perfection and giving 10 minutes to Kenny Omega, for me, was a plea even if it involved Moose and Sami Callihan. After a fantastic Under Siege, we were graced with excellent matches, great storytelling, and even surprises. I think this was the last time we saw FinJuice on IMPACT, at least for the moment, but VBD cashing in Rhino’s cup was so unexpected it became something brilliant. The Swinger’s Palace definitely remains the place to be. We can feel Jordynne Grace ready to take a walk on the wild side. Satoshi Kojima is coming to the Impact Zone. That’s great…
On this “Nygma Is Smiling but Botox is Botox” 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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