Right here, right now. Happy Day 217 of the year 2021. I left you with my thoughts on Slammiversary, knowing I would let you down a few weeks to undergo surgery. On the road to recovery, I chose to let my favourite company on the side of it. I think some of you will be delighted to read that I’m fine, but surgery was one step and physiotherapy is probably the biggest (try to explain a mandible it’s not in the same place… no fun…). For two weeks, I had let wrestling and Impact Wrestling live their life without me. I wish Kiera Hogan a bright future because she is not only a talented wrestler but a true lady.
It’s time for me to dive back into the Impact Wrestling world as I let it two weeks ago, to better be back in full Nygma mode this Friday. I will just scratch the surface of the shows because most of you watched them and time is the worst enemy of a reviewer.

IMPACT – July 22, 2021

  • Chris Bey defeated Rohit Raju w/ Shera. After the match, backstage, Jay White greeted Chris Bey and offered him a spot in The Bullet Club. Bey declined and said he works alone. White asked Bey how’s that working out. Bey had nothing to say. White told him to think about his invite a little more before his offer expires.

  • Backstage, Don Callis told Gia Miller Kenny Omega suffered some major damage coming out of the Slammiversary brutal battle. Callis was not informed White was coming to Impact. Callis said it’s one more thing he is not happy with how Impact handles business with outsiders.

  • Mickie James in the ring asked Deonna Purrazzo to join her. She apologized for her reaction and hitting her at Slammiversary. James extended her invite to NWA Empowerrr. Purrazzo demanded an apology from James. Gail Kim made her way to the ring and told Purrazzo she was the one to ask Mickie James to come and invite the champion to Empowerrr. Kim asked Purrazzo if she was actually considering the invitation. Mickie James then added that if Purrazzo wants to add a brick to her legacy, then come wrestle for this historic event. James extends her hand out. Purrazzo shook her hand.

  • New vignette for Drama King.

  • Jake Something, Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green defeated Brian Myers, Sam Beale & Tenille Dashwood. Taylor Wilde attacked Kaleb on the outside.
  • Eddie Edwards wanted W. Morrissey to meet him in the parking lot. It was a Street Fight but nothing official. On the toys’ menu, the production truck, some cables, a trash can, a cooler, some traffic cones, and some Kennys.

  • Backstage, Tenille Dashwood told Gia Miller and Brian Myers he can find himself another tag team partner. Sam Beale promised to find him one.
  • NJPW’s NEVER Openweight Champion Jay White introduced himself and made clear that he was here for David Finlay. He also happened to meet who he claims are Bullet Club’s biggest fans, in the Super Elite. He called The Good Brothers nothing without Bullet Club affiliation. He rejected their application for the group but will allow them to appeal. The Brothers, Callis, and Omega made their entrance. Callis looked back on young Jay White and early Bullet Club. Callis mentioned how all three of his guys were there and offered him a spot in The Elite. White questioned if Callis works here or not. White reminded everyone that he won against Omega in their last encounter. The Good Brothers took over and took credit for giving Jay White a stable to capitalize on. They sought acknowledgement but White wasn’t having it. He roasted them and they brawled. He was outnumbered but Chris Bey hit the ring and made the save. Have Bey just accepted White’s offer?


  • Backstage, X-Division Champion Josh Alexander told Gia Miller his next goal is to become the next face of Impact. Kenny Omega interrupted and asked Alexander if he just heard him correctly. Alexander said he did. Omega was lost for words and walked off.

  • Backstage, The Good Brothers issued a tag team challenge to White and Bey.

  • FinJuice defeated Ace Austin & Madman Fulton. After the match, Austin and Fulton beatdown on FinJuice. Juice grabbed Austin and puts him in the electric chair position. David Finlay got ready and climbed to the top to hit the Doomsday Device. All of a sudden, Rohit Raju and Shera ran in to help Austin and Fulton. Austin hit The Fold on FinJuice. Shera and Fulton stared at each other down with viciousness in their eyes.
  • Backstage, Rich Swann and Willie Mack wanted a match with Violent By Design. Eric Young agreed, his own way.

  • Backstage, Moose was heading to Scott D’Amore’s office. Moose wanted a rematch with Chris Sabin after he came up short against him. D’Amore granted Moose and Sabin this rematch in the main event next week.

  • In a rematch of Slammiversary, Havok and Rosemary defeated Fire ‘N Flava to retain the Knockouts Tag Team titles after a misfire from Kiera Hogan.

Classic Fallout episode that followed the idea of layers I told you about. An excellent main event, the Knockouts are not doing it that often, so I have to say it. The things “purely Impact” were very good. All the things involving NWA, NJPW or AEW are creating a kind of mess that, in a way, would involve reviewing NJPW Strong, AEW Dynamite, NWA Powerrr and IMPACT every week. Sorry, I can’t…

IMPACT – July 29, 2021

  • Backstage, there was a rumour Scott D’Amore had a big announcement to make tonight. He had been in the office all day with the doors closed. He confirmed to Gia Miller that is true. Tommy Dreamer interrupted and reminded D’Amore they need to start looking for Kenny Omega’s #1 Contender for the Impact World Championship. D’Amore was going to let Dreamer make that announcement and call soon.

  • IMPACT World Tag Team Champions The Good Brothers defeated Jay White & Chris Bey.
  • Backstage, Fire ‘N Flava were on a mission to get their Knockouts Tag Team Titles back. Fallah Bahh stepped in and invited Tasha Steelz to go to Homecoming to him. She accepted his invitation to take part in the King & Queen Tournament.

  • Taylor Wilde defeated Kaleb with a K in an intergender match.
  • Backstage, although Jay White didn’t think Chis Bey was ready to join Bullet Club just yet, he was going to give Bey another chance to redeem himself.

  • Backstage, X-Division Champion Josh Alexander was looking for some challengers. Scott D’Amore had an opponent for him this Saturday at Homecoming, Black Taurus.

  • Backstage, Gia Miller asked Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo if, with her AAA and NWA Empowerrr matches coming up, she bites off more than she can chew. Purrazzo said absolutely not. She was offended Miller wasn’t asking this sort of question to Kenny Omega. Purrazzo revealed that she will be in this Saturday’s King & Queen Tournament for Homecoming. She refused to reveal who her partner is.

  • FinJuice, Fallah Bahh & No Way (but Not José) defeated Ace Austin, Madman Fulton, Rohit Raju & Shera.
  • Backstage, Gia Miller wanted to get a quick word from Kenny Omega, Don Callis answered. Callis said since he’s in a good mood today, he’ll let Miller talk to Kenny Omega. Out came the Impact World Champion. Speaking of the Officials, Tommy Dreamer stepped in and revealed that in two weeks, there will be a Battle Royal to determine Omega’s #1 Contender for the title. Whoever wins will square off with Omega at Emergence iPPV set to take place on August 21 (and not 14, as announced during Slammiversary). Omega and Callis were furious over this announcement that they’re heading to the ring to settle this.

  • New vignette for Drama King.
  • Backstage, FinJuice said they’re recharged and ready to win back the Impact World Tag Team Titles again. Just as they’re getting fired up, Jay White and Chris Bey ran in and laid the beatdown on them. White threw a moving production case towards Finlay, crushing him. White got in David Finlay’s face and reminded him, “You can’t beat me.”

  • IMPACT World Champion Kenny Omega, Don Callis and The Good Brothers made their way down to the ring. The fans reminded Callis that he got fired, Callis reminded them, “Real men don’t quit. They get fired.” They called the management, Sami Callihan arrived. He informed the “Best Bout Machine” he isn’t done with him yet. He announced he’ll be in the No. 1 Contenders Battle Royal for a shot at Omega’s title again. Since he can’t wait that long, Callihan informed The Elite that next week, he is going to round up some guys, and they’re going to have a 6-man tag team match. Callis chuckled. Just then, AEW’s Frankie Kazarian ran in and took down The Elite. It looked like Callihan found one of his partners, but he did not like who Dreamer whispered will be his third partner.


  • Su Yung re-emerged with a new form of Kimber Lee.

  • Backstage, Brian Myers thought he had a partner set for the King & Queen Tournament in ECW’s “Queen of Extreme” Francine. After finding out she was his second pick, she refused to team up with him this Saturday.
  • Rich Swann & Willie Mack defeated Violent by Design (Rhino & Deaner).
  • At Swinger’s Palace, everyone was placing bets on Moose-Chris Sabin’s main event. Matt Cardona and Chelsea Green sat at the table for a date night. Since there’s an opening at the King & Queen Tournament, Alisha Edwards thought two people from Swinger’s Palace should represent their fine establishment. W. Morrissey ruined the fun by warning Alisha that her husband, Eddie Edwards, will not return home the same after he’s done with him on Saturday.

  • Backstage, an enraged Eddie Edwards told Gia Miller W. Morrissey should not have come in and brought his wife into their feud. Edwards promised he’ll finish the job on Saturday. Tommy Dreamer stepped in and asked Edwards if he’ll join Frankie Kazarian and Sami Callihan next week in their six-man tag match against The Elite. Because Dreamer asked, Edwards was in.

  • Moose defeated Chris Sabin in a rematch of Slammiversary. After the match, Moose tossed Chris Sabin to the apron and celebrated his victory. Moose then turned around and found himself on the receiving end of a high-flying crossbody from Sabin. Sabin dropped down and unloaded a flurry of punches onto Moose. Moose and Sabin’s fight spilt to the outside. Impact Officials ran out to break them up.


That was one hell of a good episode. Intergender wrestling, some build-up for “Homecoming,” a great main-event, Kazarian back home, once again an excellent main event. I love when we move forward… (To No Way But Not José, keep a spot for me in the Conga line, I’m coming soon…)


Here were the 8 teams involved in the Queen & King Tournament

  • Jordynne Grace & Petey Williams
  • Alisha Edwards & Hernandez
  • Rosemary & Crazzy Steve
  • Chelsea Green & Matt Cardona
  • Rachael Ellering & Tommy Dreamer
  • Tasha Steelz & Fallah Bahh
  • Deonna Purrazzo & a mystery partner
  • Brian Myers & a mystery partner

The First Round Matches

  • The Drama King Matthew Rewholdt was revealed as Deonna Purrazzo’s partner. He asked us to imagine a world where the works of Van Gogh, Bach, Beethoven were never to be seen or heard. He introduced himself as the Drama King, and he was here to create a masterpiece side by side with a Virtuosa. It started tonight with the coronation of a Queen & King. They defeated Alisha & Hernandez (w/Johnny Swinger).

  • Chelsea Green & Matt Cardona defeated Jordynne “Thicc Momma Pump” Grace & Petey “Little Petey Pump” Williams. After the match, Steve Maclin attacked Petey Williams (He and Trey Miguel had issues with Maclin the last 2 weeks).
  • Rachael Ellering & Tommy Dreamer defeated Missy Hyatt & Brian Myers. Hyatt seemed not to know she was going to wrestle tonight.

  • Rosemary & Crazzy Steve defeated Tasha Steelz & Fallah Bahh.

In between

Eric Young & Violent By Design reminded us they’re not a faction, they’re a way of life & the truth. The world belongs to them.
Steve Maclin told us he’s going after the X Division Championship, and Petey Williams is on his way.

  • Deaner (w/Eric Young, Rhino & Joe Doering) defeated Willie Mack (w/Rich Swann) 

The Tournament Semi-Finals

  • Deonna Purrazzo & Matthew Rehwoldt defeated Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green.
  • Rosemary & Crazzy Steve defeated Tommy Dreamer & Rachael Ellering

In between

Gia Miller was with Missy Hyatt. She informed Myers and Beale of who she managed in the past. They all had something he doesn’t, originality. She then buttered up Beale a bit before hitting him with her purse.
Then, Gia Miller talked to Eddie Edwards. Alisha wanted him to end this issue with a Singapore Cane (oh, she is hardcore…).

  • X-Division Championship Match: Josh Alexander (c) defeated Black Taurus (w/Havok) 

In between

Gia Miller was with Deonna Purrazzo and Matthew Rehwoldt. They liked their chances against Decay.

The Finals

Matthew Rehwoldt & Deonna Purrazzo defeated Rosemary & Crazzy Steve to become Homecoming King & Queen.

  • Hardcore Match: Eddie Edwards defeated W. Morrissey 

That night was Impact Wrestling only and I just loved it. I was unable to see any false notes in this show. It was refreshing, funny but also extremely tense. The Drama King (get used to reading ‘Shakespeare in Love’ when I write about him because I was used to calling him like that before…) is making a grand debut. Teaming up with Deonna Purrazzo was a great choice, they were fitting well. The tournament matches were good, special Nygma to Rosemary & Crazzy Steve vs. Tommy Dreamer & Rachael Ellering bout. Josh Alexander offered us something phenomenal. That was wrestling, ladies and gentlemen. You know I’m a hardcore lady, so you can easily imagine I dove into Eddie vs Morrissey with absolute pleasure. And that worked.
This was Impact Wrestling at its best. The only negative point, intergender would have been better than mixed tag… Yes, I’m picky, I know… See you tomorrow, I’m back…

All pics, screenshots, and videos courtesy of Impact Wrestling, AXS TV, Fight Network and Fite TV. All photocollage 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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