Here was the case. Bang, bang, they shot Honor down. Bang, bang, it hit the ground. Bang, bang, that awful sound. Bang, bang, the Honor was shot down… And the case continues…
On the menu this week, from Dallas, Texas, W. Morrissey will face off VSK, Zicky Dice and 6 other wrestlers in a handicap match. Jake Something will face off Chris Bey. JONAH will square off with Johnny Swinger. Knockouts Tag Team Champions The IInspiration will compete against The Influence, but Kaleb with a K will team up with Madison Rayne as Tenille is unable to. 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 still recovering from the Honor No More’s attack and was replaced by Drama King Matt Rehwoldt. On ‘BTI’, Laredo Kid defeated Blake Christian in an excellent match (BTI is now available only on Impact Wrestling YouTube and Facebook channels at 7.30 PM EST/12.30 AM GMT, and on Impact Plus). 

  • Jake Something defeated Chris Bey. After the match, Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa, The Guerillas of Destiny, came to attack Something. Speedball Mike Bailey came to make the save but Jay White appeared behind him and attacked him. Guerillas of Destiny called out their old friends, The Good Brothers. The Bullet Club “Too-Sweet” Bailey, then posed in the middle of the ring.

  • Honor No More appeared in the crowd. Back from the commercial break, Josh Alexander, Rich Swann, Rhino, Eddie Edwards, and Chris Sabin were in the ring. Rhino grabbed a mic and told security to let them through.  Scott D’Amore said everyone wants to see the best against the best but the fact is that those five don’t represent Ring of Honor’s best because they don’t work there anymore. Jonathan Gresham represents ROH and they’re just a bunch of piece of shit carnies looking to cause mayhem. Maria grabbed a microphone and asked why they should play by his rules. She doesn’t even want to hear his bullshit answer, she said they just want an opportunity. Scott said they don’t deserve one after the shit they’ve pulled the last couple of weeks. Rhino said they deserve to get their asses kicked and told them to get in the ring right now. (Lots of swearing this week) Scott said if they want to do business, no problem. Them vs. Impact at No Surrender, if they win they stay, if they lose they leave. He told them not to let the door hit them in the ass on their way out. Sabin said he doesn’t want to wait till February and neither do the fans. Scott said everyone seems ready so let’s do a singles match tonight. PCO volunteered himself. Scott says tonight the main event is PCO vs. Sabin one on one. Sabin thanked Scott and said that PCO is going to get his ass kicked and, in February, they’ll all get their asses kicked and find out why they’re Impact Wrestling.

  • Backstage, Kaleb with a K told Madison Rayne it’s not fair it’s not for the tag titles but Madison says it’s not about the titles, it’s about scouting out the IInspiration for when Tenille and Madison are together to have their title match.
  • Backstage, D’Amore installed Honor No More in their “locker room,” if we could call it like that, because if he puts them in the regular locker room, they’ll get beat up. Former ROH owner turned ROH Ambassador Cary Silkin came up and shook hands with Scott. Vincent put his hands in Cary’s pockets and asked if he has their last paycheck. Cary asked if they’d forgotten all they’ve done over the last twenty years. Taven said he lived by the Code of Honor for a decade. He said he could care less about MSG because everyone on the internet is blaming him for ROH dying and if ROH is dead, he’s glad he killed it. Silkin said he couldn’t kill it because he never had it.
  • Knockouts Tag Team Champions The IInspiration defeated The Influence. Madison was mad at Kaleb.

  • Backstage, Jake Something thanked Speedball Mike Bailey for his help. Ace Austin came up and said he’d love to help Mike but Jake reminded Ace that he tried to sleep with Eddie Edwards’ wife. Austin said it was a misunderstanding. Mike said if they want to help, they can team up against the Bullet Club. Ace said he would but he would have to talk to Impact management and it just won’t work. Gail overheard him and said that it will work and next week they’ll team up against the Bullet Club.

  • The Quintessential Diva Gisele Shaw (yes, it’s her..) is coming.

  • Backstage, The Good Brothers and VBD discussed how great things work out when they work together. The Good Brothers said they built the Bullet Club but they need help to kill it and, to kill it, they need a lethal dose of VBD. Eric Young said that their partnership will have to continue.

  • Gail Kim was in the ring and welcomed Mickie James. Mickie put over Gail Kim and the entire Knockouts division. She said they’re making history every single week. She puts over the IInspiration as Impact Knockouts Tag Team Champions, Jordynne Grace being the Digital Media Champion, and the Knockouts Ultimate X she called it awesome. She said regardless of her issues with Deonna she’s still a top-three Knockouts Champion. She thanked them all for killing it every week. Deonna grabbed a mic and said this address is a waste of everyone’s time. She already knows she’s the greatest and she doesn’t need to waste her time listening to her lies about the Knockouts. Cassie and Jess took offence to that and showed her the hand as she walked away. Mickie said she’s making history as she will be the first person to wrestle in the WWE Royal Rumble as the Champion of another company. Mickie said she’s more than excited about that and she’s going to bring everything she has. She said she will walk into WrestleMania and make history to find out just who the best in the world is.

  • Now Chelsea Green interrupted and said she heard her say ‘if she wins’. She said she is Mickie Freakin’ James. Chelsea said it’s not if, it is when she wins the Royal Rumble. Chelsea asked if she can be the first one to challenge for the title. Tasha Steelz interrupted and started booing into a mic. She said nobody cares what she wants. Tasha said Chelsea is a non-factor to her as she beat her already. Tasha said that she’s the one who makes history around here, so as far as Chelsea getting a title shot that won’t happen because Tasha will take the title off her waist. Tasha hit Mickie with the X but Chelsea dropped her with a forearm. Savannah hit a stiff forearm to Chelsea in the corner. Mickie dropped Tasha with a Thesz press and Chelsea sent Evans to the outside. Mickie dumped Tasha to the outside and stood tall with Chelsea going into her big spot in the Royal Rumble.

  • Backstage, Steve Maclin lost his cool as Gia Miller was trying to interview him. Jonathan Gresham came up and said they can wrestle next week in a regular non-title match. Maclin accepted the challenge.

  • Backstage, Jordynne Grace told Gia Miller Matt Cardona (did I hear Zack…) is a pioneer as he was the first Internet champion. She said that’s not a thing anymore and neither is him becoming Digital Media champion. She added, for everyone’s sake, please don’t go crying about this on live journal.

  • W. Morrissey defeated VSK, Zicky Dice and 7 more wrestlers.

  • Brian Myers was on commentary but came to the ring to confront Morrissey after the match. Moose attacked from behind as Morrissey was about to chokeslam Myers. They all attacked Morrissey, he pushed them all but Moose hit a huge Spear.

  • Raj Singh will bring Bhupinder Gujjar to the Impact Zone, he will make his debut next week. John Skyler stopped him and accepted the challenge to face him first.

  • JONAH killed Johnny Swinger. Dan Lambert was in the audience. After the match, JONAH lifted Swinger up and tossed him out of the ring before following him out. Decay came to the ramp, checked on Swinger as Jonah made his way to the back.

  • PCO w/ Honor No More defeated Chris Sabin w/ Team Impact. Sabin had to deal with Honor No More and lost the match because of it.

  • After the match, Honor No More hit the ring to assault Sabin but the Impact guys made the save. They sent Honor No More to the outside and Vincent almost ran into a cane shot but instead, Josh gets him in an ankle lock. Honor No More pulled Vincent to the outside as Josh and the Impact guys stood tall.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Chris Bey vs Jake Something

Bey started off with a dropkick early and laid into Jake with kicks in the corner. He went for a splash in the corner but Jake caught him and sent him into the corner but Jake ran into a boot from Bey. Bey dove back into the ring and bounced off the ropes but Jake hit him with a huge back body drop. Bey got to his feet and ate a massive clothesline from Jake. Jake sent Bey into the ropes but Bey ducked outside. Jake lifted Bey up and dropped him on the apron face-first. Jake charged at Bey but ran face-first into the ring post. Bey went onto the top rope and hit a senton to the outside on Bey. Bey connected with a dropkick to the face of Jake and caught him in the corner with a choke before being forced to break the hold by the ref. Bey went out of the corner and ran into a forearm that sent him to the mat. Bey off the ropes hit a big neck breaker and a spinning forearm uppercut to the back.

Both men went to their feet and Jake connected with a stiff chop that sent Bey into the corner. Jake sent Bey into the opposing corner and caught him with a splash. Jake lifted Bey up but Bey hit him with a superkick. Bey locked his legs around Jake’s neck to slow him down and Jake reached for the ropes before muscling his way out of the hold. Bey followed right up with a sleeper, Jake went to his feet and went for an elbow but Bey jumped out of the way into a rear-naked choke. Jake used the corners to try to break the hold but Bey didn’t let go, Jake dropped to his back and Bey still refused to let go. Bey held in the sleeper but Jake powered to his feet and hit Bey with a backdrop. Bey went to his feet and ran into Jake’s forearms again. Jake slammed Bey face-first into the mat and lifted him up for a powerbomb but Bey rolled through. Bey connected with a Superman’s forearm and looked for a hurricanrana, but Jake rolled through and hit a powerbomb.  Jake waited for Bey to gets to his feet and went for a Spear.

Bey slammed him face-first and followed with a second double stomp. Bey went for the Art of Finesse but Jake caught him and went for a powerslam. Bey fought out but Jake hit him with a huge elbow. Jake caught Bey and hit a Spear in the corner. Jake sent him into the ropes but Bey rolled through and hit a spinning back kick and a reverse rana. Bey kicked Jake in the chest but Jake sat up, Bey with another kick and again Jake sat up but took the third kick, Jake caught it and flipped Bey. Bey connected with a superkick that lifted Jake to his feet. Jake ran through Chris Bey like a truck. Jake went for a splash in the corner but Bey caught him with a kick. Bey jumped off the top and ran into Jake’s finish, Into The Void. Jake Something covered for the win.

– PCO vs Chris Sabin

Sabin and PCO locked up early and PCO shoved Sabin into the corner before catching him with a right hand. Sabin replied with a forearm and we got a staredown between him and PCO. PCO backed him into the corner and we got another strike exchange between the two. PCO hyped up and kicked Sabin in the midsection before hammering him in the arm multiple times. PCO continued to work over the arm, sending Sabin to the mat with an arm ringer. PCO slammed Sabin’s forearm into the top rope and started headbutting the back of his shoulder. Sabin rolled through an arm lock and got PCO in a headlock. Sabin connected with a forearm and ran right into PCO. Sabin hit a dropkick to PCO’s leg before hitting him with a shoulder block immediately after. Sabin tried to lift PCO up for the cradle shock but he fought out. Sabin went off the ropes and was tripped up by Honor No More. PCO hit a chop to Sabin, then ran into the ropes but Eddie Edwards tripped up PCO. The referee saw this and sent Eddie and the rest of the Impact group to the back.

Back from the commercial break, Sabin had PCO in the corner and was punching at the back of PCO’s neck for the ten-count. Sabin off the middle rope was caught by the neck from PCO. PCO slammed Sabin to the outside. PCO tossed Sabin back into the ring and clotheslined him to the outside on the other side. PCO climbed into the ring and waited for Sabin to get up before diving on him through the middle rope with a Senton. PCO slammed Sabin back-first into the steel steps, then face-first into the post. PCO then set Sabin on the apron and climbed to the top rope. PCO hit the top rope senton onto Sabin’s chest to the outside. Back in the ring, PCO connected with a clothesline in the corner and a DDT out of the corner on Sabin. PCO climbed the ropes and looked for a moonsault. Sabin moved and PCO landed right on his knees.

Both men to their feet, PCO ran into Sabin’s boot in the corner and Sabin followed with a dropkick. Sabin connected with a big boot to PCO in the corner. Sabin climbed the top and hit another dropkick. PCO rolled to the outside and Sabin connected with a Tope on PCO outside the ring, sending him into the barricade. Sabin slid PCO back into the ring and climbed to the top rope. Sabin hit a crossbody, then went for the cradle shock but again PCO fought out and dropped Sabin with a clothesline. PCO lifted Sabin up and dropped him with a sidewalk slam. PCO climbed the ropes a second time and went for a Vader bomb but Sabin with the knees to the midsection, then an enzuigiri. He dropped PCO with a running forearm and lifted him to his feet. Finally, he had PCO up for the cradle shock but Taven distracted him. Sabin jumped to the apron and took out all three members of Honor No More. Maria distracted the ref and Bennett knocked Sabin off the top rope. PCO connected with a Bubba Bomb (well, a BumCracker) for the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

It’s hard to watch IMPACT on AXS and BTI on social media at the same time… That works if you are an Insider and pay to watch on YouTube. But, with AXS, the 2 shows are colliding for a good 10 to 15 minutes. In fact, Blake Christian vs Laredo kid started when IMPACT started…

I don’t if it’s related to the word “Honor” but I’ve never heard Scott D’Amore swear like he did this week…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts of the Week

– French Canadian Frankenstein… Well, my Monster…

I plead guilty now for all the crimes I will make in the coming weeks or months. You hated Garza’s Spanish Pantalones, Alberto and Carlos’ soap operas, the NutCracking series… I’m not sorry. PCO is on IMPACT. I love PCO. Don’t even try to ask a French Nygma, a Monster of her own, to say any bad word on another French, even if Canadian, Monster… Sue me if you want, I will be biased.

– Sign Blake Christian

A year ago, at Genesis iPPV, we all thought that Impact Wrestling needed Blake Christian. And Blake Christian was made for Impact Wrestling. More than ever, I say yes, please, sign Blake Christian. As BTI is available online, please go take a look at an amazing X-Division match.

No Surrender

Four matches announced as of today. We are 3 weeks away from the show and that should be one hell of a special event…

To be eNYGMAtic…

It was a pretty good episode, again. I’m a huge fan of D’Lo Brown but the Drama King/Hannifan team did a really good job on commentary this week. The opener and the main event were both really great matches (I wish Jake Something will sign a new contract…). The matches were good, the promos were enough to build something up. I didn’t really understand, and I’m not the only one, why Eddie Edwards interfered in the match Sabin/PCO. Heel turn in the making? No Surrender is in 3 weeks and we’re on a good road to, with a good build-up. There’s a kind of mystery around this ROH/former ROH/IMPACT guys feud. Usually, I hate that. This time, I’m completely into it.
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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