Right here, right now. Happy Day 301 of 2021. Episode 43. Let’s look back at the Bound For Glory review. I praised the St. Anger on Monday night. I saw fans on social media going nuts because Moose ruined a “fairy-tale ending.” Ask yourself what is the most shocking, Moose becoming World Champion or unhappy fans, mostly when Impact Wrestling offered us a PPV like they are used to doing, full of surprises, excellent action, and feel-good moments. Probably the best of the year. Right here, right now. Take it as it is because that’s not going to be another way. For the moment.
On the menu this week, from Las Vegas, Nevada, Trey Miguel will put the X-Division Championship on the line against NJPW’s Rocky Romero. Joe Doering will face off Heath. Chris Sabin will square off with Ace Austin. Tasha Steelz and Rachael Ellering will compete. We’ll hear from the new Knockouts Champion and new Knockouts Tag Team Champion, Mickie James and The IInspiration. 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’, VSK w/ Brian Myers and Zicky Dice defeated Sam Beale. Myers and Dice attacked Beale but Swann and Mack came to make the save. 

  • IMPACT World Champion Moose came to the ring, more focused than ever. He couldn’t say a word as Eddie Edwards rushed to the ring, Kenny in hand. Eddie hit Moose with Kenny at ringside and on the ramp. Security came as they were brawling.

  • Moose went back to the ring and grabbed a mic. He said he did a lot of bad things to be where he is today. He took away everything Josh Alexander worked to get in front of his wife and his child. Moose added he has no sympathy for him because now he has what makes him the Greatest Champion in all of professional wrestling. Moose said it doesn’t matter how elite you are, it doesn’t matter to what tribe you’re a Chief, it doesn’t matter if you’re the boss, a man, a woman, a king, the queen it doesn’t matter what day you hold a title. He says you can add a New Day to the week and he’s still the greatest professional wrestling champion. He says if you think the things he’s done to get to the championship are bad, imagine what he’ll do to keep it.

  • Josh Alexander came from behind and dropped Moose with a suplex. Alexander hammered at Moose before the Champion rolled out of the ring and went through the crowd. Moose stared at Josh from the crowd as Minoru Suzuki’s theme hit. Suzuki took his time before coming out, there will be no Suzuki incident in Impact. Suzuki and Josh got face to face. Josh looked back towards Moose and Suzuki grabbed him by the forearm. Suzuki and Alexander exchanged strikes and began brawling in the centre of the ring. Security was back yet again to break these two apart.

  • Backstage, Moose told Gia Miller he did a lot of bad things to people to piss them off, he knows he has a huge target on his back. If there’s one man in the locker room who can handle it, he can. Matt Cardona interrupted Moose and said he was this close to beating Moose. Moose said ‘This Close’ doesn’t win championships. They started to brawl and security ran again.

  • Trey Miguel defeated Rocky Romero (happy birthday…) to retain the X-Division Championship. After the match, Steve Maclin attacked Trey as he was celebrating with the title. Maclin set Trey up in a Tree of Woe and hit a Spears as he was hung up.

  • Backstage, Jordynne Grace, with Rachael Ellering, told Gia Miller she’s not quite sure what the Digital Media championship means but her large following can help her figure it out. Tasha Steelz came into the picture and clapped for Jordynne, she asked Rachael Ellering how it feels to be the biggest loser. Tasha reminded Rachael she eliminated her from the Call Your Shot gauntlet. Rachael reminded Tasha she tried this before with her former partner. She told Tasha they’re concerned with wins, not drama. Rachael said they have a date in the ring.

  • Backstage, Steve Maclin walked angrily at the camera. He told Trey Miguel that no one has beaten him, he wants what is owed to him that being the X-Division title. Scott D’Amore told Maclin he’s not owed anything, but he’ll give him a Championship opportunity next week. Maclin said, line ’em up and he’ll knock ’em down. Cardona asked D’Amore a shot at Moose. Eddie Edwards came out and asked the same. D’Amore said Josh deserves a chance more than anyone. Scott made a 6-man tag match with Edwards, Cardona and Josh taking on Moose and two of his partners. D’Amore then had to run and save a referee from Josh Alexander. Josh was pissed not about the title but because the referee let the match start with his family in the ring. Scott told Josh he’s going to make things right and told him about the 6-man tag match. Scott told him he proved Christian wrong about one thing, don’t let him be right about another. He gave Josh a big pep talk and told him not to let his emotions control him and to do it for himself, the company and his family.

  • Rachael Ellering w/ Jordynne Grace defeated Tasha Steelz w/ Savannah Evans.

  • Backstage, W. Morrissey reminded us he didn’t come to make friends but he made an alliance with Moose based on mutual convenience. He said at Bound for Glory, Moose ended their alliance when it was convenient for him. Morrissey said he’s coming for Moose’s Championship but Moose stopped him mid-sentence. Moose told Morrissey he was honest with him all along, he told him he screwed him before Morrissey screwed him. Moose told Morrissey if he helps him take out Cardona, Edwards and Alexander, then he’s first to get a title shot. Morrissey said, alright champ.

  • Gia Miller was welcomed by The IInspiration in their locker room. She said it’s incredible all they’ve done to this point and asked what the IInspiration will bring to the Knockouts division. They said they’re at the point in their career where they want to give back, they say they want to inspire their division if you will. Gia asked them to explain what that means. They said they’re Worldwide stars, Australian legends and Inspiration leaders. They plan to take the Knockouts division to new levels and then shooed Gia and the cameraman out of the room.

  • Joe Doering w/ Eric Young and Deaner vs Heath ended in a no-contest. Rhino came to clean the ringside. He also cleaned the ring, which led to the no-contest. After the match, Rhino beat up Deaner for a moment, then set his sights on Eric Young. Rhino threatened to attack Eric but Eric pleaded with him. Deaner attacked Rhino from behind and got dropped, but Eric Young caught Rhino from behind and dropped him. VBD tossed Rhino into Eric Young. Eric scoop-slammed Rhino then hit an elbow drop onto Rhino in the centre of the ring. Eric Young is back and 100%. EY connected with a piledriver onto Heath in the centre of the ring.

  • Backstage, The Good Brothers talked about how they defended their Championships against both teams and retained them. Juice Robinson walked up and said they didn’t win that match by beating them, they did it off their work. Finlay said they know they could take the titles off of The Good Brothers any day they want. Anderson said if they want a title shot, they have to earn it. Doc said that’s right, earn it nerds.

  • Backstage, Gia Miller tried to ask the KISS Demon why he was there. Johnny Swinger said he’s here to swerve him. The Demon cost him his shot at the Championship. Crazzy Steve and Black Taurus walked up, scaring Johnny away and The Demon said he came back because Demons are welcome here.

  • In the ring, Knockouts Champion Mickie James said, to be honest, when she came back, she wasn’t chasing the title but when the opportunity presented itself, you know Hardcore Country couldn’t turn that down. Mickie said hats off to Deonna Purrazzo, at Bound for Glory she gave her the match of her life, the best match of her career. Mickie said she knows she’s waiting to use her rematch clause but no one has heard from her since Bound for Glory. Mickie said she knows there’s a long list of opponents for her waiting in the back so she welcomes the opportunity. She’s excited about the future. Mickie was interrupted by Madison Rayne accompanied by Kaleb with a K. Madison said she’s constantly overlooked despite her history in Impact. She needs to get more credit for all the things she’s done for Impact as she’s never left Impact and has been here the entire time. Mickie said except for the three times she left and then came back. Madison said that’s a good one, add that zinger to her long list of accolades. Madison told Mickie not to get used to being the champion. Mickie said she wants to be a fighting champion so, next week, Mickie should defend her title against Madison Rayne, the former 5-time Knockouts Champion. Mickie said let’s go. She asked Madison to make sure to bring Kaleb with her, so he can get a good clean shot of her standing over Madison as the Knockouts Champion. Kaleb said Mickie thinks she’s so funny, well she’s stupid, and he has half a mind to knock that stupid smile off her face. Mickie slapped Kaleb and held the Championship up as Kaleb and Madison walked away.

  • Backstage, Gia Miller asked Moose if he and Morrissey have found their third partner, Moose said they’re working on something. They walked up to Suzuki, they called him a violent man. Moose said he likes it and he needs him to help them. Moose said Josh Alexander’s name and Suzuki fists-bumped Moose and Morrissey.

  • Ace Austin w/ Madman Fulton defeated Chris Sabin. Ace distracted the referee and Fulton distracted Sabin.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Trey Miguel vs Rocky Romero

We started with a lockup and Rocky took wrist control, Trey manoeuvred himself out and went for an arm drag but Rocky blocked it. Rocky charged Trey in the corner but Trey leapfrogged him, Trey took control with a dropkick and went for a springboard but Rocky moved. Trey dropped Rocky face-first on the ring apron and locked in a submission in the bottom rope. The referee forced a break. Trey connected with some nice chops, went to the top, went for a double springboard and Rocky dropped Trey off the top rope to the outside. Rocky went for a baseball slide and Trey moved. Trey went for a kick but Rocky caught it. Trey connected with a moonsault to the outside taking Rocky out. Back from the break, Rocky was in control sending Trey into the ropes and dropping him with an elbow. Rocky continued to work the arm. Trey connected with a big kick to the head of Rocky. Trey went into the ropes and swang back but Rocky dropkicked him to the outside.

Rocky connected with a hurricanrana on the outside, Rocky tossed Trey back inside and rushed at Trey with an inverted Sliced Bread. Rocky connected with a hurricanrana into an armbar, Trey tried to fight out. Trey lift Rocky up and dropped him with a huge sit-out powerbomb. Rocky and Trey were slow to rise and began exchanging forearms as they get up. Rocky took the advantage but Trey took control with a jumping knee and sent Rocky into the corner. Trey tossed him into the centre of the ring. Trey reached the top rope and went for the Meteora but Rocky rolled through into a single leg Boston crab. Trey rolled through into a pinfall but Rocky kicked out at two. Both men to opposite corners, Trey was bleeding from the mouth. Trey charged and hit Rocky with an elbow. Rocky followed Trey back to the corner and hit him with some clotheslines. Trey connected with a brainbuster to Rocky. Trey climbed to the top and hit Rocky with a Meteora for the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

Can someone explain to me why Minoru Suzuki is targeting Josh Alexander?

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts/Awards of the Week

– The Goldie effect

Moose stole the belt from Alexander… How many times have I read that since Bound For Glory? I have a lot to say about this and I will in another piece because if you knew all that Moose has done for the company over the last 5 years, your point of view wouldn’t be the same. I have such tremendous respect for that wrestler and that man, which is something pretty rare coming from me.
For a man who is supposed to be the devil on earth, I’ve never seen so many wrestlers knocking at his door for a shot. Eddie Edwards, Matt Cardona, Josh Alexander, W. Morrissey, even an injured Sami Callihan, and Juice Robinson in an NJPW ring, here’s the program for our Champion in the coming weeks. And I’m sure if you ask Eric Young or Rich Swann, they would not say no. Gauntlet match?

– EY is very, very dangerous

Last March, Eric Young shocked us all when he announced he wrestled a complete set of taping with a torn ACL. Seven months later, he’s back at 100%, he made a statement in this week’s episode. I admire the man because he had never left his guys alone. As the “mad scientist” of Violent By Design, the faction would not have looked the same, sent the same messages and been as destructive as it had been without EY to lead the charge. So, respect…

To be eNYGMAtic…

The Fallout episodes from a PPV are usually not the best ones, because they’re all about revenge and celebrations. Not this time. The action was pretty good, mostly the 2 X-Division-Style bouts, Minoru Suzuki made a statement, Mickie James is ready to defend, Eric Young is back. The “St. Anger” keeps running through the roster’s veins. And I like that…
We’re just out of a brilliant PPV. Hard To Kill will come faster than we could imagine, with Turning Point in 3 weeks and probably Final Resolution. I can’t tell you how crazy this end of this year is going to be, for the wrestling business, for Impact Wrestling, for us as wrestling fans and human beings. And I’m not ready for this… Yet…

On this “Nygma Is A Very Bad Chick” 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, Fight Network, Dan The JOBR, and AXS TV. Photocollages custom made 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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