Right here, right now. Happy Day 161 of 2021. Against All Odds, the ultimate step before Slammiversary. The last chance to shine before finding back the fans in an arena. A small number of fans, but yes, there will be some… Right here, right now. If you think you made history, someone will remind you with pleasure history is made to be repeated, again and again…
In the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, Eddie Edwards will face off Joe Doering. Tasha Steelz will square off with Kimber Lee. Petey Williams will team up with Trey Miguel against Chris Bey and Rohit Raju. Havok will face off Rosemary to earn a spot in the Knockouts title match this Saturday at Against All Odds. Willie Mack will try to make the Giant fall when facing W. Morrissey in a No-DQ Match. And there’s the Summit. Impact Wrestling’s Scott D’Amore, Kenny Omega’s Don Corleone Callis, and AEW’s Tony Khan will decide the fate of the main event of Against All Odds. 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’, Crazzy Steve w/Decay defeated Deaner w/ VBD.

  • Impact Wrestling EVP Scott D’Amore welcomed AEW President/CEO/General Manager/head booker/head scripter/Head of Creative Tony Khan and Don Callis to the ring. D’Amore and Khan were getting along. Callis acknowledged the talk of Callihan being added to the main event. He listed Callihan as blacklisted and dangerous, which Khan hesitantly agreed to. D’Amore and Khan discussed it and agreed to a one-on-one match. Khan then pitched that the Against All Odds match takes place at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville. D’Amore mentioned that the man that wins the World Title will meet Sami Callihan at Slammiversary.

 

  • Backstage, D’Amore caught Callis, the Impact World Champion Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers. The Good Brothers were mad that they won’t be able to come to Saturday’s match and be in Omega’s corner. D’Amore mentioned that at Against All Odds, The Good Brothers will face Sami Callihan and a partner of his choosing in a Street Fight.

  • “How to Be a Professional Wrestler” by Brian Myers: Chapter 2, with Sam Beale.

  • Backstage, Sami Callihan questioned Scott D’Amore on who will be his partner as Tommy Dreamer made his return. Callihan reluctantly agreed.

  • Rosemary defeated Havok. At Against All Odds, Deonna Purrazzo (Happy Birthday…) will face off Rosemary as announced. After the match, Purrazzo, Susan and Kimber Lee attacked both Rosemary and Havok.
  • Tasha Steelz defeated Kimber Lee. After the match, Rosemary and Havok came to attack Purrazzo, Susan and Kimber Lee, and even Tasha and Kiera.
  • New Steve Maclin vignette.

  • Backstage, X-Division Champion Josh Alexander told Gia Miller he will be watching the #1 Contender match on Saturday closely. He looked forward to who will become his next challenger. Ace Austin appeared and told the champ to watch what he’s going to do tonight ahead of the #1 Contender match. Alexander looked confused.
  • Petey Williams & Trey Miguel defeated Rohit Raju & Chris Bey. After the match, Ace Austin and Madman Fulton jumped on the participants. Josh Alexander came out and it turned into a brawl. They set up Madman Fulton in the corner and Petey Williams hit a “Super Ultimate Canadian Destroyer” from the top rope.

  • Backstage, Willie Mack promised Gia Miller to put a little respect into W. Morrissey. Rich Swann wanted to help Mack out before he met with him on Saturday. Mack told Swann that he’s got this so this match is all about Mack and Morrissey.
  • “It’s All About Me” with Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb with a K. She welcomed Rachael Ellering, who is joined by Jordynne Grace. Kaleb with a K hit the dislike button and suggested that Grace waits outside. They continued to disrespect Grace as she invited Tenille to a match at Against All Odds.

  • After a disappointing loss from Deaner on Before The Impact tonight, Eric Young had high hopes that Rhino and Deaner will successfully retain the Impact World Tag Team Championships this Saturday. Also, Joe Doering will square off with Eddie Edwards tonight and Satoshi Kojima on Saturday. He wanted Violent By Design to conquer them all, so they can take over this world.

  • Eddie Edwards defeated Joe Doering via DQ. After the match, VBD attacked Eddie but Kojima hit the ring. Kojima and Doering traded strikes, Doering was sent outside.
  • Moose vignette on his match this Saturday. He talked about how important this Impact World Championship is to him. He said Impact needs their prestigious title back.

  • W. Morrissey defeated Willie Mack in a No-DQ Match. After the match, Morrissey looked to punish Mack and hit him with a chair. Rich Swann attacked the big man. Security separated them before Morrissey broke free and booted Swann. Swann then came out of nowhere with a chair as he was leaving as both men stared at each other down from a distance.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Petey Williams & Trey Miguel vs Chris Bey & Rohit Raju

Rohit Raju got cocky in the beginning as he gained the upper hand on Petey Williams. They went back and forth with Petey locking a sharpshooter. Raju escaped and Williams tagged in Trey Miguel. Chris Bey was also tagged in by Raju. Miguel and Bey put on a show with their high-flying effortless exchanges.  Petey and Trey showed chemistry, double-teaming Chris Bey. Williams and Raju found themselves in the same position as before. Bey helped Raju by knocking Williams off the apron. Raju hit a spinning neckbreaker on Williams. Bey was back in for Raju. Bey softened Williams and brought him over to his corner for a tag.

Raju was back in. Williams escaped the corner with several forearm shots. Raju cut the ring off on Williams. Williams avoided double-team offence from Raju and Bey. Rohit and Bey looked to work together but misfired, allowing Trey in. Trey took them both out, displaying incredible speed. Miguel landed a Northern Lights Suplex on Raju while keeping Bey’s legs locked. Miguel kept going and missed his shot. Miguel side-stepped and planted a snap German Suplex on Raju. Trey set up Bey for Petey to hit a Russian leg sweep. Williams jumped on Bey and twisted around with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors takeover. Raju hit a jumping knee strike on Miguel. Miguel turned it around by locking Raju up with his Hourglass submission. Raju tapped.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

The Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major… Who had the idea to give a wedding march as entrance music to Don Callis? I don’t easily relate Don Callis to keeping the peace of households, so… Maybe give me some Nino Rota or Ennio Morricone…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts/Awards of the Week

– Moose, Sami Callihan, Kenny Omega

Moose is going to compete against Kenny Omega at the Daily’s Place. And Scott D’Amore should have said no. Because if The Good Brothers will be busy taking care of Sami Callihan and Tommy Dreamer (a very interesting choice when you know how vocal he has been on cross-promotional work…), Omega has a few other friends in Jacksonville. And I’m sure that The Bucks would be happy to stick their noses into it.
If it makes no sense for Moose not to be getting the big match at Slammiversary when Callihan hasn’t exactly been winning a lot of matches in recent months and needs some more momentum, for me, that means the Against All Odds match occurring at Daily’s Place is meant to turn into a Triple Threat at Slammiversary. Honestly, we want the belt back home. If it’s by any means, so be it…

Against All Odds

The card is complete, with 9 matches that will rock the house. As always, the Knockouts represent 3 of the matches, which is an example many promotions should follow. With Slammiversary in 5 weeks, there’s a lot of things in the making this Saturday, like Curly Beale says…

To be eNYGMAtic…

That was good, very good… Putting the summit as the opener was the easiest way to make everyone swallow the pill easier and then enjoy the show. There was a lot of action, way fewer promos than usual, and that worked. If you don’t watch it yet, please take a look at Behind The Impact. Putting a 60-minute Iron Man match during that show was a great way to put all eyes on it. Some will say it’s an additional hour of IMPACT in disguise, I will say it’s its own show with some recaps, funny moments, and always a great match to tease the IMPACT to come…
On this “Nygma Is Going to Bed” note, until Against All Odds, 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. Photocollages 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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