Right here, right now. Happy Day 149 of 2021. Against All Odds, expect the absolute unexpected to happen and to come. Whenever, whatever, wherever. Right here, right now. Whoever has a name…
On the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, Josh Alexander will team up with Petey Williams against TJP and Fallah Bahh. We’ll see a 5 vs 5 Knockouts Match. Satoshi Kojima will make his first steps into the Impact Zone. We’ll also hear from Sami Callihan and VBD. 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 Josh Mathews (Matt Striker will be back soon) were on commentary. On ‘Before The Impact’, Eddie Edwards defeated Sam Beale.

  • Sami Callihan sat down in the ring and told us he is fed up with Omega and The Good Brothers and stood his ground. He invited them to the ring but Moose’s music hit. Moose reminded Sami that he earned his title shot for Against All Odds. Sami gave him credit but pointed out that Callis has targeted him rather than Moose, making him the bigger threat. The Good Brothers came out to interrupt. Gallows and Anderson told Sami to scram as they align themselves with Moose. The feeling wasn’t mutual as Moose laid out Gallows and Sami tried to piledrive Anderson.

  • The Good Brothers ran backstage to Callis who ensured that he’s still EVP at IMPACT. He grabbed a pencil and booked Anderson and Gallows against Moose and Sami Callihan tonight.

  • Backstage, Gia Miller was questioning Don Callis if he still has the authority to make matches. Scott D’Amore approached, shocked that he booked a match, but rolled with it as Callis has to get Omega ready for something.

  • TJP & Fallah Bahh defeated X-Division Champion Josh Alexander & Petey Williams.
  • Backstage, W. Morrissey was with Gia Miller, ranting about the fake people in the industry. He looked back on the time he had a seizure at an event, where fans opted to take their phones out and record rather than calling 911. Now that he is on his feet, people are trying to be on his team but he rides alone. He pointed out that Swann saved Willie last week, not because they are friends but because he knew the fans expect it. Morrissey made it clear that there are no friends in this industry as Rich Swann superkicked him out of nowhere. They brawled and were pulled apart.

  • Vignette on the Knockouts Division.
  • Backstage, Rosemary, Havok, Tenille Dashwood and Rachael Ellering were backstage with Gia Miller looking for Taylor Wilde. Jordynne Grace approached as they asked her to fill in. She reluctantly accepted.

  • Rosemary, Havok, Tenille Dashwood w/ Kaleb with a K, Jordynne Grace and Rachael Ellering defeated Kiera Hogan, Tasha Steelz, Deonna Purrazzo, Susan and Kimber Lee. Rosemary hit the AK47 and pinned Deonna.
  • Backstage, Josh Alexander was challenging anyone for a shot at his belt, and after TJP pinned him, he has earned his shot. TJP approached, confirming his interest in a shot. D’Amore came in and booked them in a 60-Minute Iron Man match for BTI next week before IMPACT (BTI can be watched for free on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch, etc.)

  • Rohit Raju and Jake Something got a nice video package looking at their personal relationship over the years. It was revealed that they will have a tables match.

  • Violent By Design came to the ring. EY looked back on assembling VBD. Picking Doering from Japan, finding a sick Deaner and healing him, and reviving The War Machine. Their strategy to gain the belts was well thought out and “by design”. EY claimed to take over the world as Kojima made his debut entrance. Kojima entered the ring and stared down Doering. He called him out for Against All Odds. And left.

  • Backstage, Dr Ross E. Forman informed Gia Miller that Matt Cardona will be out of action for 12 weeks, thanks to Brian Myers’ brutal attack on him last week. Myers arrived and decided to show Sam Beale how to be more professional.

  • Backstage, Joe Doering accepted Satoshi Kojima’s challenge from earlier. VBD met Decay, Deaner and Crazzy Steve beefed.

  • Crazzy Steve & Black Taurus w/ Rosemary defeated Johnny Swinger & Hernandez w/ Alisha.
  • Backstage, Callis was telling The Good Brothers what to do before their match.
  • The Good Brothers defeated Sami Callihan & Moose. Moose pump-kicked Sami, who returned the favour, despite a good team effort. Moose replied with a huge Lights Out Spear on Callihan and gave the win to The Good Brothers.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Petey Williams & Josh Alexander vs TJP & Fallah Bahh

Josh Alexander and Fallah Bahh kicked things off. Bahh threw Alexander towards the corner after their lockup. Bahh drove Alexander down towards the mat. Alexander chopped Bahh down and landed a heavy fist on the spine of Bahh. Petey Williams was tagged in. Williams and Alexander clashed in the centre of the ring with a massive double shoulder tackle from Bahh. Bahh tagged in TJP. Bahh and TJP joined forces with a double drop on Williams. As TJP rose up to his feet with a kip-up, Bahh struggled to do the same thing. TJP helped him up, and Bahh headed to the apron. TJP found his pace with Williams with some high-flying offence. Alexander knocked TJP out of the ring with a low crossbody. Bahh was back in as the legal man. Williams held Bahh down as Alexander soared off the top with an elbow drop.

Back from the commercial break, Williams and Bahh were in the ring. Williams continued to oppress Bahh. Alexander came in for Williams. He cornered Bahh and landed a flurry of strikes before bringing Williams back in. Williams chopped Bahh down to the mat and made a quick tag to Alexander. Alexander landed a nice stomp as he made his way in. Alexander hit a sunset flip out of Bahh’s control. Bahh taunted Alexander by dropping on top of him. Bahh made a tag to TJP. TJP knocked Williams off the apron and shifted his focus back on Alexander with a boot wash in the corner. Alexander planted a DDT in the centre of the ring. Both TJP and Alexander crashed into each other. Williams made his way back in as the legal man. Williams had TJP upon his shoulders. TJP escaped. Alexander hit a ripcord after getting tagged in. Bahh became the legal man and dropped Alexander with a Samoan Drop. TJP came flying off the top with a Mamba Splash for the win.

– Sami Callihan & Moose vs The Good Brothers

Sami Callihan made his way in against Karl Anderson. Callihan digged his nails into Anderson’s back, keeping him down on the mat. Moose tagged in. Moose threw Anderson down with a slam and then hoisted Callihan up for another slam on top of Anderson. Anderson rolled out of the ring. Moose and Callihan had a stare-down just before the commercial break. Back from the break, Callihan was ripping Anderson’s face apart while keeping a steady pace on the “Machine Gun.” Moose tagged in. Moose was in no more than a few seconds before Callihan tagged himself back in. Doc Gallows was brought in by Anderson. Gallows clubbed Callihan with several heavy hand strikes. Gallows drove his boots on Callihan’s throat as he made a tag to Anderson.

Anderson came in, stomping away at Callihan. Anderson and Gallows exchanged a quick tag. Gallows threw more powerful shots onto Callihan. Anderson rolled Callihan through with a snapmare and applied a front facelock. Callihan broke free with a jawbreaker. Then, Callihan climbed up to the top and jumped off with a perfect flying elbow. Callihan tagged in Moose. Anderson was also tagged in. Moose sent Anderson down with an Uranage. Moose came crashing down from off the top rope on Gallows. Moose pump-kicked Sami, who returns the favour. Karl delivered a spinebuster and tagged in the Big LG. Callihan got hit with the Magic Killer for the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

Gia Miller is the star of IMPACT this week… And she’s not even wrestling…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts/Awards of the Week

– Moose/Sami Callihan/Deonna Purrazzo/Josh Alexander

When the Champions are defeated, the enemies unable to be friends, that smells smoke for upcoming Championship matches…

– BTI 60-minute Iron Man match

Only the 10th in the history of the company and the first 60-minute ever. What to say… See you next Thursday at midnight GMT.

Against All Odds

Two new matches made, with Kojima targeting his “old friend” Joe Doering and Rosemary becoming the #1 contender as she pinned Deonna Purrazzo in the 5 vs 5 Knockouts match. Expect a card of 8 or 9 matches, as usual, so way more surprises to come.

To be eNYGMAtic…

What a way to celebrate my fourth anniversary… If I wanted to be mean, I would have found a ton of reasons to strike. But I won’t play that game. Obviously, that was not the greatest episode of the year, mostly after last week’s. Action-wise, that was missing the usual spice. In fact, which explains the title, this was a “more on the mic” episode of IMPACT, happening mostly backstage and through in-ring promos. Kojima said 3 words and that was enough to build a storyline. W. Morrissey was impactful.  
Two weeks before Against All Odds and seven before Slammiversary, things seem going at the right pace. I think… The great unknown in our equation is the wrestlers who will come back or debut at Slammiversary. They could totally change the game…
On this “Nygma Is Going to Bed” 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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