Right here, right now. Happy Day 252 of 2021. Episode 36. Right here, right now. “The warden threw a party in the county jail. The prison band was there, and they began to wail. The band was jumpin’, and the joint began to swing. You should’ve heard them knocked out jailbirds sing.” Right here, right now. Play the guitar, play the drums, but rock the world. After all, as they say, rock ‘n roll will never die…
On the menu, this week, from Nashville, Tennessee, Chris Bey will face off David Finlay. Moose and Eddie Edwards will square off. Rosemary will fight Tasha Steelz. Steve Maclin will try to grab another win on Petey Williams. Rich Swann and Karl Anderson will face off in a Bunkhouse Match. 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’, AAA World Cruiserweight Champion Laredo Kid defeated John Skyler. 

  • Rosemary w/ Havok defeated Tasha Steelz w/ Savannah Evans. After the match, Savannah Evans came to the ring and taunted Rosemary and Havok while Tasha was stealing the IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team belts.

  • Backstage, Ace Austin told Gia Miller he’s prepared for his match against Christian Cage for the Impact World Championship at Victory Road. He then turned his attention over to Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore. Austin thought Cage should face Fulton next week before their clash on Saturday. D’Amore agreed to the terms, but he thought it should be turned into a 10-man tag team matchup. Austin started recruiting. He asked Brian Myers and Sam Beale if they’ll join his team. Myers said he’s in.

  • In VBD jail, Rhino was still asking for help. After a compelling speech from Eric Young, a new Rhino got out of his cell and was baptized again in the Holy Water of Change.

  • Karl Anderson w/ Doc Gallows defeated Rich Swann in a Bunkhouse Brawl Match (no wrestling clothes but all toys allowed), with a lot of help from Gallows.

  • Backstage, Gia Miller sat down with Mickie James. She was very disappointed in how the Knockouts and AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Deonna Purrazzo affected her match at NWA 73. James thought she needs to tap into her Hardcore Country persona and get Purrazzo back.

  • Drama King promo, he challenged Trey Miguel to a match next week.

  • Backstage, before his Victory Road contract signing, Josh Alexander told Gia Miller he is quite prepared for what Chris Sabin will throw at him. Just after saying that, the Impact World Champion Christian Cage approached Alexander and asked if he’ll join his team to take on Ace Austin next week. Alexander promptly accepted.

  • Backstage, Rohit Raju, with Shera, acknowledged what he did to Chelsea Green last week went too far. But he retracted his statement by saying Green wanted it, and it felt great.

  • David Finlay defeated Chris Bey. Juice Robinson rushed to the ring as Chris Bey was trying to cheat to win. NJPW star and fellow Bullet Club member Hikuleo came out to help Chris Bey take out FinJuice. He and Bey attacked the knee of Juice with a chair. Both of them stood tall. Bey held up the “Too Sweet” gesture.

  • In the Management office, EVP Scott D’Amore sat between Josh Alexander and Chris Sabin as they both signed the contract of their X-Division Title match at Victory Road. D’Amore complimented both men for being pillars in this company and the X-Division. Following their contract signing, Cage asked Sabin if he’ll join his tag team. Sabin agreed and looked forward to the challenge.

  • At Swinger’s Palace, Johnny Swinger was back and ready to collect some money with John E. Bravo as his dealer. The Swingerellas were there as well. TJP, Fallah Bahh and No Way wanted to make some bets before Steve Maclin’s match, but a conversation between No Way and Swinger’s co-workers went haywire. No Way, Bahh and TJP were kicked out. Meanwhile, Kimber Lee and Brandi Lauren were stalking their next prey.

  • Steve Maclin defeated Petey Williams, thanks to a distraction from TJP, No Way José and Fallah Bahh.

  • Backstage, Eddie Edwards told Gia Miller he is ready for Moose and even Morrissey. Sami Callihan appeared, Eddie told him he still does not need Sami Callihan’s help despite the brutal beatdown he received at the hands of Moose and W. Morrissey. With Cage stepping in asking both of them if they’d like to join his team next week, Callihan accepted the offer, while Edwards did not. Edwards didn’t want to be on the same team as Callihan. He made Cage choose, either him or The Draw.

  • Backstage, Ace Austin and Madman Fulton were providing Gia Miller with an update on who they’ll have on their team when Moose and W. Morrissey appeared and decided to join the group.

  • Moose w/ W. Morrissey defeated Eddie Edwards. After the match, Sabin attacked Moose, Myers & co attacked Sabin, Alexander attacked Myers & co, Fulton and Ace attacked Alexander, Christian attacked Fulton, Eddie saved Christian from Ace, Alisha attacked Morrissey who was about to powerbomb Eddie with Kenny’s help, Morrissey tried to attack Alisha, Sami came to give a baseball bat to Eddie, they destroyed Morrissey. Christian prevented Sami and Eddie from attacking each other. Alisha, Eddie, Sabin, Christian, Josh and Sami stood tall.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Bunkhouse Brawl: Rich Swann vs. Karl Anderson

Swann immediately attacked, taking out Gallows on the outside. Swann sent Anderson crashing into a wooden board in the corner. Swann nailed a DDT on Anderson on the ramp. Swann faced both Good Brothers and hit both down south. Anderson turned the momentum with a trash can lid. He nailed a suplex on the ramp. Anderson set a chair in the ropes, but Swann sent him straight into it. Anderson went back to the can lid but Swann kicked it in his face. Gallows set up a distraction and Anderson delivered a spinebuster. Swann kicked out of a pin and countered a Gun Stun. The Good Brothers snatched a table. Swann sets up Anderson on the table and headed to the top. Gallows made the stop and Swann was sent down with a Gun Stun on the table for the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

At first, I thought it was the Vegas effect… In the UK, Bound For Glory will air live at 3 AM (so, for me, 4 AM). I read many comments from fans on social media saying they will watch the replay later that day. I can easily understand them. When Scott D’Amore said the time change was because of a special edition of AEW Dynamite… well, you know what I think of the Forbidden Door…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts/Awards of the Week

– #10

The PWI500 is an important moment of the year in wrestling. You can agree or not with some rankings but what a surprise to see Rich Swann reach the #10. Obviously, as the World Champion he was, the matches he provides, it’s undeniably deserved. Beyond that, for me, this #10 ranking is always a way to show how rock-solid the IMPACT roster is. Through Swann, everyone is honoured for the hard work. Impact Wrestling is a family and it has always been. There’s no reason for it to change…

– She deserved it…

I’m a huge supporter of intergender wrestling, you all know that. The promo Rohit Raju cut this week was good, in a wrestling context. In our current time, you will always find an idiot to take this message at face value, to say that women deserve to take some shots. Once again, this is wrestling. Rohit Raju and Chelsea Green are pro-wrestlers and they know what they are doing.

Victory Road

Two extremely good matches are already on the card… I think we can even say dream matches…

To be eNYGMAtic…

The devil was in the details this week, and that gave us a strong episode. Still a strong build-up to Victory Road, but a bit more. The way Christian Cage built his team. These few seconds Kimber Lee and Brandi Lauren were hunting some new victims. The hypnotic VBD segment. That glance in the eyes of Josh Alexander who is not done with his World Championship quest. The love/hate relationship that has made Sami Callihan and Eddie Edwards some of the best wrestlers today. Alisha attacking W. Morrissey. Mickie James seems not done with IMPACT. I can go on and on like this for a while. The recipe of matches, even if not always perfect, promos and cinematic made its job. And I don’t need to slash a forbidden door to tell you that…
Once again, my review is going online later this week. If I could do better, I promise I would. But currently, all I can say is I’m sorry for the delay… And once again, here, the Nygma will fade in the dark with Steph’s secrets… To let you read this exciting interview of Taylor Wilde.
On this “Nygma Will Try to Do Better Next Week, Again” 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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