Right here, right now. Happy Day 315 of 2021. Episode 45. On Veterans Day, like the day of this episode, we have to remember the sacrifices that were made in the name of peace, all the blood spilt, all the lives taken.  Right here, right now. I feel happy to call the Impact Zone a peaceful world, even if it’s a place where we fight, not for the freedom to exist and to live but just for feeling free to exist.
On the menu, this week, from Las Vegas, Nevada, Eddie Edwards, W. Morrissey and Matt Cardona will face off to determine who will compete against Moose for the IMPACT World Championship at Turning Point. Minoru Suzuki will square off with Kaleb with a K. Madison Rayne and Mercedes Martinez will face off. Hikuleo and Chris Bey, aka Bullet Club, will wrestle FinJuice to determine who will face off The Good Brothers for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship at Turning Point. Decay will square off with the Undead Bridesmaids. Rohit Raju will compete against Rocky Romero. 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’, Savannah Evans defeated Rachael Ellering (with IMPACT Digital Media Champion Jordynne Grace) with some help from Tasha Steelz.

  • The Bullet Club (El Phantasmo & Chris Bey) w/ Hikuleo defeated FinJuice to become the new #1 contenders for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship. After the match, The Good Brothers came out and attacked the Bullet Club but Hikuleo came into the ring. Gallows and Hikuleo exchanged strikes before Hikuleo got the advantage. The Bullet Club stood tall as the Good Brothers made their way to the back.

  • Backstage, Scott D’Amore told Gia Miller why Josh Alexander is not in the #1 contenders match. He tried to make some lame excuse and Josh walked up. Josh asked why Scott can’t pick up his calls and asked why he’s not the number one contender. Scott said they’re great friends, he broke his wife into the business, so Josh should trust him. Scott said he needs to keep his emotions in check, of course, he’s in the hunt but he said Suzuki is in his head just a little bit. Scott made Josh vs. Suzuki for next week on Impact.

  • Chapter 47 of “How to be a Professional” by The Most Professional Wrestler, Bryan Myers. Myers was telling VSK and Zicky Dice Sam Beale winning last week on BTI was the most embarrassing match of his career. Zicky said he won a lot of last week’s match and got slapped. VSK said it’s embarrassing he lost because VSK beat Beale a few weeks ago. Zicky got slapped again. Brian got upset and said he wants Beale one on one.

  • Minoru Suzuki killed Kaleb with a K. Josh Alexander was watching backstage.

  • Backstage, IMPACT World Champion Moose told Gia Miller the 3 guys in the #1 contender match are all mad at him for different reasons. He has three dangerous men gunning after him, but he’s the champion because he’s the most dangerous man in that locker room. He said the one who should be concerned is the one who wins this match because they’ll have to wrestle the Wrestling God.

  • Decay (Rosemary & Havok) defeated The Undead Bridesmaids (Kimber Lee & Brandi Lauren). The IInspiration came and set up some chairs to watch the match as everyone was confused. After the match, they made their way to the ring and insulted Decay. Rosemary yelled something scary into the camera and Decay left, ignoring the IInspiration.

  • Backstage, Heath said the last year has been rough but he did it to get back and help out his boy Rhino. He’s got his Rhino back and Rhino has his voice back. Rhino said he remembers the last year and there’s a poison in his mind body and soul, thanks to Eric Young. Rhino said he can’t purge the poison alone, but Heath can help. At Turning Point, he and Heath will help purge the poison from Rhino’s body. He said he’s going to rip all of VBD in half with a GORE.

  • Backstage, The IInspiration said the Undead Bridesmaids had one job and they couldn’t even do that. If they couldn’t inspire them to accomplish one simple task, they’ll take them out of the IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team division next week.

  • Backstage, Chris Sabin called Ace Austin an idiot for his “I beat Chris Sabin” shirt. He wanted to challenge Austin to a match at Turning Point. He said he’s gonna wipe his ass with the shirt and shove it down his throat.

  • Mercedes Martinez defeated Madison Rayne. After the match, Madison attacked Mercedes and connected with the ripcord cutter. Madison then grabbed a chair outside the ring. Madison looked to continue the attack but Mickie James hit the ring and made the save sending Madison running. Mercedes was thankful initially but attacked Mickie.

  • Backstage, Steve Maclin recognized he’s lost but no one on the roster has been able to beat him. He said he deserves to be in the X Division title match. Trey Miguel interrupted him and said if he wants to be pinned or submitted, all he has to do is ask. Scott D’Amore asked them what’s wrong, Trey said he likes Maclin’s attitude and wants to make it a Triple Threat match. D’Amore liked the idea, if Maclin can beat Laredo kid next week, it’ll be a Triple Threat for the title at Turning Point.

  • Backstage, Sam Beale, with Rich Swann and Willie Mack, said he couldn’t thank Myers enough but, next week, when he faces Myers face to face with no notes, it’ll be the true challenge. He said he’s seen Myers up close and personal, he was at ringside for Myer’s Impact World title match. He has to do it on his own, he can’t have Rich Swann or Willie there for him. It’s him vs. Myers, Teacher vs. Student. Beale said he’s bringing everything Myers taught him and maybe, just maybe, he will be the one to teach him a lesson.

  • Rohit Raju defeated Rocky Romero, with a little help from Raj Singh.

  • Backstage, Johnny Swinger was with Hernandez. Hernandez said he can help Swinger with his problems and Demon is his problem. He has a match set for next week against Demon and two others. Swinger said a two-on-three match isn’t much of a favour. Fallah Bahh said he wanted Swinger to owe him for once so he’s willing to team with them.

  • Backstage, Chelsea Green talked about how she should be the #1 contender for the Digital Media Championship. She announced a #1 contender match, she will face off Matthew Rehwoldt, Jake Something, and Alisha Edwards. Chelsea warned Jordynne Grace that she’s coming for her title and she better watch out.

  • Eddie Edwards defeated W. Morrisey and Matt Cardona to become the #1 contender for the IMPACT World Championship. Moose was watching from the sky box.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Rocky Romero vs Rohit Raju w/ Raj Singh

They locked up to start and Raju dropped Romero with an arm-drag takeover. Raju connected with a headlock on Romero and bounced off the ropes with a shoulder block to drop Romero. Both men went to the outside and Romero jumped off the stairs onto Raju and did the Eddie Guerrero shoulder shake taunt. Back from the commercial break, Raju and Romero were exchanging strikes. Raju tossed Romero into the corner with such force he fell directly to the mat. Raju lift Romero to his feet but Romero countered with strikes of his own. Raju hit a suplex on Romero, continuing to maintain the advantage in this match. Raju choked Romero in the ropes as the referee made his usual five-count. Raj Singh got in on the action choking Romero and slapping him to the mat. Raju slammed Romero’s arm right onto the mat. Raju locked in a submission on the arm, looking to make Romero submit.

Romero got to his feet and fought out, sending Raju into the corner. Romero ran at Raju but ran right into a boot. Romero dropped Raju with a clothesline. Romero took control, tossed Raju onto the apron and kicked him right in the chest. Romero went for the Sliced Bread but Raju turned it into a roll-up. Raju connected with a flatliner, then went to the top for a double stomp but Romero moved. Romero looked for an armbar but Raju fought it initially. Romero locked in the armbar but Raj Singh distracted the referee and Romero broke the hold. Raju tossed Romero into the ropes, but Romero dove to the outside taking out Singh. Romero on the apron hit Raju. He then hit the running Sliced Bread on Raju. Romero and Raju exchanged strikes. Raju looked for the jumping knee but Romero dodged it and hit a strike of his own. Romero looked for a tornado DDT but Raju reversed out and hit a running knee to Romero. Raju connected with the Drive-by knee/kick for the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

The IInspiration were not wearing the same clothes when at ringside and then backstage (check in the segments above)… That means they were able to jump in new trousers, etc. without any make-up or hair problem, in less than 5 minutes. Damn, I don’t know a lot of women able to do that miracle… Astonishing, no?

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts/Awards of the Week

– No more friends when a belt is involved…

I was praising Mercedes Martinez last week as she was shaking Mickie James’ hand but sealing the Championship deal changed the game. This week, Martinez gave Mickie a taste of her own medicine. She has been waiting for this moment for so long I can easily understand her greed. A sin that could make her a Champion, or not…

– A Tag-Team Soap Opera

Good Brothers, FinJuice, Bullet Club… We take the same and we continue. This feud has lasted way too long. It’s cool to see NJPW talents in the Impact Zone, I have no problem with that. But does that mean the Impact Wrestling roster lacks valuable teams, ones that can become possible #1 contenders for the belts?

Turning Point

I can confirm what I was telling you last week, Turning Point will be live at 10 PM EST, so 3 AM GMT on Impact Plus and Fite TV. Two matches were signed during that episode, some are still in the making or subject to changes. We’ll see next week in the go-home episode what Turning Point final card will look like.

To be eNYGMAtic…

I ask myself how many times I typed the word “backstage” but I think I did way too much. Despite a stacked card of 6 matches, the flood of backstage segments and promos drowned the action a bit. We just had no time to breathe in between these promos/segments, which explains the choice of this title for this review. A long word saying a lot and nothing at the same time.
And the action was good, very good. All the matches were looking good. Wrestlers delivered. I can’t wait to see Suzuki vs Alexander next week, that will be a fantastic match. Unless they include another player in the game… 
I’m late, as always, so on this “Nygma Is Also at a Turning Point” 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...

Leave a Reply