Here was the case. The victim was in shock. They attacked Impact Wrestling in its chore. She attacked ROH in its chore. Honor No More, they said. So, there’s not much more to say… The case continues…
On the menu this week, from Dallas, Texas, W. Morrissey will face off both VSK and Zicky Dice in a handicap match. Tasha Steelz will square off with Chelsea Green. Decay and Influence will fight again. Josh Alexander will compete against Charlie Haas. Doc Gallows will team up with Joe Doering against Rhino and Heath. Jonathan Gresham will put the ROH World Championship on the line against Steve Maclin. 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

Tom Hannifan was on commentary, D’Lo Brown was recovering from last week’s attack by the Honor No More group. On ‘BTI’, Jordynne Grace retained the IMPACT Digital Media Championship by defeating Lady Frost (BTI is now available only on Impact Wrestling YouTube and Facebook channels at 7.30 PM EST/12.30 AM GMT). After the match, Matt Cardona came to the ring and pointed to the belt. 

  • Tasha Steelz w/ Savannah Evans defeated Chelsea Green. IMPACT Knockouts Champion Mickie James was on commentary.

  • After the match, Steelz grabbed the mic and talked down Mickie. She told her that she’s never been down the path she’s been down. She hasn’t endured what Tasha has and she came from a much better life. Tasha told to Mickie she will send her back to Virginia as a failure. She’s going to send Mickie back to her Empowerrr show a failure, and she’s going to send her back to her son a failure. Mickie heard enough and made her way to the ring. Savannah Evans tried to stop her but Tasha told her to let her go. Mickie got in the ring and we got a brawl between the #1 contender and the Knockouts World Champion. Mickie got the upper hand but Savannah jumped in and dropped Mickie with a big boot. Chelsea Green made the save and Mickie dropped Tasha with the Mick Kick. Chelsea and Mickie hugged it out as Tasha and Savannah retreated.

  • Backstage, Matt Cardona told Gia Miller there are many World Championships in Impact Wrestling, the ROH World Championship among them, but he wants to be the World Wide Web champion, he helped create digital media so he wants a shot at the gold. Cardona said yes, that was a challenge, he wants a shot at Jordynne Grace’s title.

  • Rebellion ad, followed by some Charlie Haas archive segments from Ring of Honor.

  • The Influence defeated Havok in a handicap match. Kaleb with a K disturbed Rosemary’s entrance, The Influence threw her shoulder-first in the ring post. She was brought backstage. Kaleb was on commentary.

  • From Florida, the IInspiration cut a promo congratulating the Influence on their victory but said they know each other too well to fall for their divide and conquer strategy. They mentioned their history with Tenille and said she’ll try to backstab her. They talked about Madison’s history with retiring and talked about how they can’t rely on each other to have each other’s back. They said that the Influence has been trying to copy them, but the reality is they’re trying to walk a mile in their shoes but the shoes they want to fill are three times their size.

  • New Knockouts teaser, The Quintessential Diva is coming (Gisele Shaw?).

  • Backstage, Ace Austin and Madman Fulton stopped Mike Bailey’s meditation. Ace tried to make amends with Bailey. John E. Bravo randomly was wandering around looking for his wife, Swingerella #1. Austin left Bailey with a playing card, presumably as a calling card.

  • W. Morrissey killed both Zicky Dice and VSK. Brian Myers was on commentary.

  • After the match, Morrisey told Moose if he’s not going to show his face around Impact, then Morrisey’s going to come to find him and stormed off. Backstage, Scott D’Amore stopped Morrisey and told him Moose isn’t here but he’ll get his hands on Moose when it matters at No Surrender. Someone told Scott he has an issue out front but they couldn’t reach him on the headset.

  • Backstage, Scott D’Amore asked the ROH Renegades why they were here. Matt Taven said they’re here to support the ROH World Champion. D’Amore said there’s no way he’s believing that. Taven showed him their tickets and D’Amore brought up some security to keep an eye on them. D’Amore told them that if they get out of line, he has a locker room full of guys to take care of them.
  • Jonathan Gresham defeated Steve Maclin to retain the ROH World Championship under the Pure Rules. Ian Riccaboni was on commentary. After the match, Gresham offered his hand but Maclin refused it.

  • Taven and the ROH group saw themselves out walking by security to leave. PCO scared them briefly and it ‘appeared’ that they were leaving.

  • Joe Doering & Doc Gallows defeated Heath & Rhino. Karl Anderson was on commentary.

  • Josh Alexander defeated Charlie Haas. Chris Sabin was on commentary (he just wanted to be there for a good match).

  • After the match, Josh and Haas stood tall but the former ROH renegades hit the ring. Sabin had seen enough and jumped in to make the save but the numbers were too much for him. Rich Swann and Willie Mack hit the ring to make the save but still, the numbers were too much for them. Rhino and Heath hit the ring to even the odds and finally, the ROH squad seemed to be on the defensive but, again, they regain control. Eddie Edwards hit the ring with Kenny the kendo stick and cleared the ring. The ROH group retreated as the IMPACT group stood tall in the centre of the ring. From the top of the arena, Maria, with the Renegades, said we all used to believe in Honor, play by the rules, do what’s right. They believed that Honor is real, but change is upon us. “Now, this is Honor No More.”

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Charlie Haas vs Josh Alexander

We got some chain wrestling to start the match. Haas tried rollup but Alexander kicked out at two and showed some respect to Haas. Haas backed Josh into the corner but Josh powered out and dropped Haas with a boot, sending him out of the ring. Back from break, Haas laid into Josh with a forearm to the back. Josh caught Haas off the ropes with an elbow to the face. Josh sent Haas into the corner and hit him with a chop before Haas sent him into the opposing corner. Haas dropped Josh with a strike to the knee and then slammed it on the apron. Haas dragged Josh to the ring post and slammed his knee into the post. Haas went back into the ring and wrapped Josh’s leg around the ropes, running into it with his own knee. Haas locked in a modified Figure-Four and dropped Josh with a headbutt as he tried to fight out. They exchanged strikes in the hold forcing Haas to break the submission.

Josh lifted Haas up onto his shoulders and hit him with the rolling senton but Haas connected with the crucifix counter. Josh was in the ropes and Haas kicked right under the leg. Alexander connected with a pair of German suplexes on Haas (welcome to Alexander City, Charlie) who reversed and connected with two of his own. Josh reversed out and hit another before Charlie forced a rope break. Haas ran into another German Suplex and Josh bridged for the pin. His knee gave out. Has continued to attack the knee, running a shoulder block right into the midsection in the corner. Haas connected with an overhead belly-to-belly. Haas locked in a single leg crab but Josh fought out kicking the leg out from underneath him and locking in an ankle lock. Haas tried to roll through but Josh went right back to the ankle lock. Josh Alexander leg-locked the anklelock and Haas was forced to tap out.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

Josh Mathews promoting a movie that is sponsoring IMPACT… I read the book that inspired that movie, that’s not a new version of “The Little Mermaid…”

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts of the Week

– Honor No More but IMPACT maybe…

The former ROH vs the IMPACT, here is a story that is meant to last, at least a little bit. But, if PCO is already officially signed, what does it mean for the others? Impact Wrestling is taping this weekend, I’m sure we’ll hear more about it in the coming weeks…

– Giving motivation back…

Sometimes just a match is enough to give someone’s motivation back… At 49, Charlie Haas is still doing very well in a ring, despite entering his fourth decade of wrestling. And he decided to continue, welcome to his Haas of Pain tour!

To be eNYGMAtic…

It was a pretty good episode. The matches were good, the promos were enough to build something up. I didn’t really understand the Pure Rules but that doesn’t change anything of the quality of the match between Gresham and Maclin. The fact there’s more taping to come before No Surrender in 4 weeks means the build-up will continue slowly but surely. I just wish we can see the former ROH guys wrestle because they are all so damn good…
On this “Nygma Is Late, Of Course note, until next week (if I want), take care, stay safe, watch wrestling, and never EVER forget to stay #eNYGMAtic…







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