Right here, right now. Happy Day 168 of 2021. Against All Odds, what an event it was… But remember this thing, what you saw looked like a certain reality. Some things happened by design for some but not for others. Right here, right now. Be careful of the image a concave mirror reflects.
In the menu this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, Steve Maclin will make his debut in the Impact Zone. X-Division Champion Josh Alexander will face off Madman Fulton. Satoshi Kojima will compete against Rhino. TJP will square off with Black Taurus. Rachael Ellering will face off Tenille Dashwood. Also, we’ll hear about the future of Sami Callihan and the Slammiversary main event. 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’, Jake Something defeated Daivari. Brian Myers and Sam Beale were watching the match from the ramp. After the match, they attacked Jake Something. A true lesson of professionalism…

  • Gia Miller wanted Scott D’Amore thoughts on Against All Odds events, Moose was more successful than her. He wanted another World Championship match. D’Amore said that someone from Anthem is coming in to discuss everything that happened this past Saturday in regards to Sami Callihan’s firing. He told Moose he doesn’t have time to discuss his frustrations.

  • TJP w/ Fallah Bahh defeated Black Taurus w/ Crazzy Steve. After the match, Moose cleaned the ring, grabbed a chair, and called out Scott D’Amore for not having time to talk to him. He threatened that he’s going to hijack this show until he gets some answers. Three guys from security came out. Moose told them he’ll leave the ring, but he’s going to wait for D’Amore in the back. Out of nowhere, Chris Sabin flew in and sent Moose out of the ring. Sabin even threw his shoe at him. Sabin was out for revenge, and his target is Moose. “You don’t need to worry about Kenny Omega, you need to worry about Chris Sabin!”
  • Backstage, the spy camera showed Ace Austin and Rohit Raju arguing in front of a pacing Madman Fulton. Ace pitched a partnership to level the playing field, which Rohit hesitantly accepted.

  • Backstage, shoes in hand, Chris Sabin told Gia Miller he challenges Moose at Slammiversary.

  • X-Division Champion Josh Alexander defeated Madman Fulton w/ Ace Austin. After the match, Ace Austin attacked Josh Alexander but Petey Williams came to make the save. Rohit Raju got involved, then Trey Miguel who was stopped by Shera and Rohit Raju. Shera, Austin, Fulton and Rohit posed in the middle of the ring.
  • Backstage, the spy camera showed Deonna Purrazzo yelling at Kimber Lee and Susan. She is sick and tired of seeing them fail. She is now done with them.

  • Backstage, Gia Miller wanted to know how W. Morrissey feels after picking up a monumental victory over Rich Swann this past Saturday. Morrissey said ever since he’s joined Impact, he’s noticed everyone relies on their friends to help them out. He said it reminds him of a spell. He feels good being on his own, and he wants to keep it that way.

  • Steve Maclin defeated Jason Page.
  • Backstage, the spy camera showed Jordynne Grace and Rachael Ellering talking. Grace was still upset over her loss to Tenille Dashwood. She was also mad that people in the back think Grace’s progress lately came from Ellering’s partnership with her. Ellering tried to calm her down, but Grace walked away.

  • Backstage, Gia Miller wanted to talk to Kenny Omega. Don Callis opened the door of the locker room. She asked Callis what happened at Against All Odds between him and Sami Callihan. Callis, being the EVP, said, unlike D’Amore, he doesn’t attach himself to the roster. He prefers to keep everything business-like, not personal. Callis was not too worried about what this representative from Anthem is going to say or do. He thought they’re coming to applaud him for his efforts and give him a gift basket.

  • Tenille Dashwood w/ Kaleb with a K defeated Rachael Ellering. Kaleb with a K interfered in the match, of course.
  • Backstage, TJP and Fallah Bahh were knocking at Scott D’Amore’s door when Decay were going out of his office. Since they have some unfinished business, both teams agreed to settle the score between each other soon.

  • Backstage, Knockouts Tag Team Champions Fire ‘N Flava were going around the building, telling everyone just how great they are. Rosemary and Havok came out and interrupted their fun. As Kiera Hogan was thrown into the dumpster, she noticed there’s a garbage bag that said “Mickie” on the bottom of it…

  • Satoshi Kojima w/ Eddie Edwards defeated Rhino w/ Violent By Design. Kojima and Edwards will face off VBD for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship next week.
  • Sami Callihan came to the ring. Security tried to stop him, Scott D’Amore arrived and asked the security to leave. He said he is by Sami’s side. That’s the reason Anthem is sending someone tonight. He will fix what Don Callis did. Sami said he doesn’t give a damn and disappeared.

  • Don Callis arrived and told D’Amore he was doing him a favour by firing Callihan. Callis thought D’Amore has gone soft. They bickered when…

  • Tommy Dreamer arrived and announced he is Anthem’s mediator. The Board decided Sami is not fired, he is reinstated, effective immediately. Because of personal relationships influencing wrestling, Dreamer announced Don Callis is fired. Scott D’Amore was very surprised. Callis yelled and left.

  • Callis ran right into Callihan in the back. Callihan promised to “bash Kenny Omega’s brains in,” and he is going to make Callis watch.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Josh Alexander vs Madman Fulton

Both men started with a knuckle lockup. Madman Fulton dragged Josh Alexander up towards the corner. Alexander sent Fulton over the ropes with a lariat. Fulton slid back in and tossed Alexander after lifting him up in the vertical suplex position. Alexander created some space with a flurry of forearm shots. Fulton dragged Alexander to the outside and dropped Alexander face-first onto the apron before nailing the champion with a big boot. Back from the commercial break, Alexander was trying to put Fulton in the suplex position. Fulton strangled the eyes and applied a claw on the champ before unloading jackhammer shots.

Ace Austin landed a cheap shot on Alexander while the referee’s back was turned. Fulton threw several more fists on Alexander in the corner. Alexander escaped out of Fulton’s hold and shoved him towards another corner. Alexander connected with a knee from off the middle rope. The champion dropped Fulton with a semi-delayed vertical suplex. Alexander was having a hard time raising Fulton up for Divine Intervention. Instead, he looked for an ankle lock. Nothing came from that. Alexander hit a rolling elbow before finally connecting with the Divine Intervention for the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

We will call that doing a Susan… The shoe-throwing is becoming a trend… It’s harmful…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts/Awards of the Week

– Happy birthday, TNA/Impact Wrestling

19 years of action, passion, talent, but also successes and failures… The company’s history book is one of the most interesting and rich this business has ever witnessed. The best example would be the X-Division. I hope next year, for the 20th anniversary, a book or an encyclopedia would be written. Some stories deserve to be set in stone forever.

Slammiversary

The PPV is in 4 weeks and just these 3 matches are enough to make me want to watch it…

To be eNYGMAtic…

I should have named this review, Yes, Yes, Yes… This episode, the Fallout from Against All Odds, played its part perfectly. We left the iPPV with a bad taste of injustice in the mouth. This week, justice did its job. Then, after justice will be time for revenge…
That was once again good, very good… Things went straight where they have to. Closing the right chapters when starting the good ones. This shoe-throwing thing will soon become a phenom but, even if it comes out of nowhere, Moose and Sabin are making a very good storyline on paper. There’s a bit of teasing of Mickie James coming back… I voluntarily choose not to expand on Sami Callihan’s fate. If I start, I won’t be able to stop… So I prefer to bask in his glory…
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…

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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