Here was the case. When is it time to surrender? When you’re beaten up, you’re down, you have no more juice in you. Why would you get up and continue so? Because it’s just not you. You don’t surrender. You get up even if it hurts and you fight. And the case continues…
On the menu this week, from Dallas, Texas, Knockouts Champion Mickie James will face off Chelsea Green in a non-title match. Deonna Purrazzo will issue an open challenge. Brian Myers and W. Morrissey will compete in a no-DQ match. Rich Swann and Rhino will team up against Honor No More’s Matt Taven and Mike Bennett. 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’, Lady Frost defeated Alisha Edwards. Gisele Shaw appeared after the match, Frost was not very happy (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). 

  • Josh Alexander made his way to the ring. He put over Impact Wrestling and says he’ll be damned if Impact goes to war with Honor No More without him. He reminded us that despite his involvement in that match, there will still be a Championship match at No Surrender. He said that Scott D’Amore is always referencing his behaviour but he’s composed enough to fight for Impact but can’t get a championship match. He’s proud to fight with Impact but maybe there’s another reason Scott won’t give him a championship match. Whoever leaves No Surrender as Champion, Josh will be the guy waiting for them on the other side.

  • Josh began to say he was going to invoke his rematch clause but he was interrupted by Big Kon (fka Konnor of The Ascension in WWE). Big Kon stared face to face with Josh and Josh said he knows why he was here. He said he’s not waiting he’ll do this right here, right now. Josh called for a referee.

  • Josh Alexander defeated Big Kon with the ankle lock, but he refused to release the hold. Security came. He hit the C4 on a security guy and pushed Scott D’Amore.

  • D’Amore said he didn’t come out here to discuss Josh’s issues or the championship, he came here to discuss their history. He ran down how Josh got into Impact and how he’s overcome obstacle after obstacle. Scott brought up Josh’s wife and their marriage, he mentioned his happiness for both of them. Scott said he’s been there for every big event in his life. Scott said this is Deja Vu and talked about how Josh signed a three-year contract with Impact. He talked about how they made it all happen in Impact together but what more could Josh want. Josh said he wants his old coach back, he wants Scott to have his back. He’s worked too hard and too long to be the shortest reigning champion in Impact history. Every time he closes his eyes, all he can see is his wife and kid crying after Scott took the championship from him. He will be a World Champion and the face of Impact. He promised to take Impact to heights the company has never seen before. He will win the Championship to prove that every sacrifice was worth it. Josh said he just wants to see the look on his son’s face when he brings the championship back home to him. Scott said that it will happen but it’s a process. Josh snapped and said he will make this clear, as a friend to a friend, he is done with the process. If he doesn’t get his championship rematch, he will become the hottest free agent in pro wrestling again. Scott said he’s out of line and leaving him no choice. He took him out of the 5-on-5 match at No Surrender. And he’s sending Josh home.

  • Backstage, Steve Maclin came to D’Amore and asked to take Alexander’s spot. D’Amore said Maclin hasn’t made a lot of friends around here, so he’s going to let Team Impact choose Josh’s replacement.

  • Deonna Purrazzo defeated Santana Garrett to retain the ROH Women’s Championship.

  • Backstage, Team Impact was complaining to Scott D’Amore who was tired of it and said Josh is out and they can pick a partner or he will pick for them. Sabin said if it can’t be Josh, then it should be Gresham because Honor No More is just as big of a problem for him as to them. Scott said that should work but asked if they talked to Gresham yet. They said they haven’t but they will after they face Bennett and Taven.

  • Chelsea Green defeated Mickie James via DQ. Tasha Steelz was on commentary and interfered.

  • Backstage, Bhupinder Gujjar told Gia Miller how proud he was to get the opportunity in Impact wrestling. Raj Singh showed up and tried to talk to Bhupinder but he walked off before he can say much.

  • Backstage, Kaleb with a K was looking at his new phone and the IInspiration asked if he likes it. He said he liked it but has a few issues with it. The IInspiration asked if he likes the camera function, he does but he won’t take a picture of them. Finally, they convinced him to take a few snaps because the lighting is so good. Madison walked up and asked what he was doing. Kaleb said they were trying to seduce him and he was just taking photo evidence. They asked to see but he refused, they walked off and told Kaleb to text them the pictures later. Madison reminded Kaleb he doesn’t work for the IInspiration, he works for the Influence. Madison walked off and told him to delete those images.

  • Bullet Club in the ring. Jay White said Switchblade is back on Impact and he didn’t come alone, he brought some friends with him. Tanga Loa introduced the Impact Zone to the future Impact World Tag Team Champions, the Guerrillas of Destiny. He knew the crowd was asking what he meant by future Impact World Tag Team Champions. In just a few days, GoD will go to Louisiana and beat the crap out of the Good Brothers for the Impact Tag Titles. Jay White said, speaking of the Good Brothers, he knew they were big Bullet Club fans but who know VBD were such big fans of The Bullet Club. Jay was interrupted by Eric Young who said Jay is looking at what a real family looks like. VBD aren’t wannabes clinging to something that was cool ten years ago that they didn’t create. EY lives in the right now. He told Jay to look in his face, the ring and everything here doesn’t belong to Jay because it belongs to them. Jay asked if Eric runs things in Impact. Eric said yes but Jay reminded him that Bullet Club has run things for the better part of a decade. Jay said he gets it, they inspired him, he wants to create his own version of Bullet Club in Impact with VBD. The problem with that is VBD isn’t Bullet Club because Eric Young is not Jay White. Eric is not King Switch, not the real belt collector and not the leader of Bullet Club because Jay is. Jay said that Eric will get to go one on one with the Switchblade, feel what it’s like to breathe at No Surrender. Eric said he’s glad Jay brought up No Surrender because 9 days is too far so they should have a six-man tag in seven days. Jay said he agrees but let’s not wait 7 days, let’s do it right here and right now.
  • The Good Brothers came out. Anderson told the crowd to soak it in because the Good Brothers have arrived. Wherever they go, it’s like rockstars entering a building. Karl said he had to come out here because the Bullet Club is here and he can get the thank-you he deserves. Doc asked how hard it is for them to thank them for the cars and houses they got courtesy of the Good Brothers. Tama Tonga thanked the Good Sisters for leaving New Japan and trying to make a fake version of the Bullet Club. Tama said no one remembers their attempts to recreate the Bullet Club. Karl said they’ve been champion 3 times but the Good Brothers have been champions 7 times across multiple promotions. Karl said they’ve been everywhere but Tama said they’ve been everywhere because they got fired from everywhere. There’s one place they haven’t been fired from, he said they don’t leave Bullet Club but, at No Surrender, they will officially fire their asses.

  • Backstage, we saw Jonathan Gresham laid out.
  • Backstage, Matt Cardona told Gia Miller, at Hard to Kill, he earned his shot at the Impact World title but he lost. He was screwed in Dallas and Impact didn’t give him a rematch or an apology. In 2022, he has to do things differently and then he saw the Digital Media World Championship because he made the internet relevant. Cardona said if it wasn’t for him, there wouldn’t be wrestlers vlogging or making money online playing games. He needed the title and that’s why he had to beat Jordynne Grace. He said Jordynne was his toughest opponent ever but he asked Jordynne to please be ready at No Surrender because he is always ready.

  • Matt Taven and Mike Bennett defeated Rhino and Rich Swann. Maria was on commentary, she came to throw dust in the eyes of Rhino. PCO, Vincent and Kenny King were sent backstage early in the match, like Eddie and Sabin.

  • Taven and Bennett continued their assault on Rich Swann as Cary Silkin looked on in disgust. Honor No More got in the face of Cary Silkin but Steve Maclin hit the ring and attacked Honor No More. Bennett tried to escape but ran right into a Gore. Cary Silkin showed some respect to Maclin before walking to the back.

  • Backstage, Cary Silkin was talking to Ian Riccaboni and Ian said he just doesn’t get it. Maclin walked to the back and Ian said thanks. Maclin said that wasn’t for them, those guys had it coming. Team Impact walked up and Maclin said they need him on their team. Edwards said when he looks at Maclin, he doesn’t see Impact in him. Ian said, for what it’s worth, they can trust Maclin, he’s the guy they can go to No Surrender with. Maclin said they don’t have to see eye to eye to stand shoulder to shoulder. Sabin said they’re in no position to turn away a new member and welcomed Maclin to team Impact. They reluctantly agreed, allowing him into the group for that match.

  • Backstage, Gisele Shaw told Gia Miller, after weeks of anticipation, we saw her make her debut but she stole the spotlight from Lady Frost. If Lady Frost has a problem with it, she can take it up with her next week. She will find out that the spotlight will forever belong to Gisele Shaw. Gisele put her hand up in Gia’s face and walked off.

  • W. Morrissey defeated Brian Myers w/ Zicky Dice and VSK in a no-DQ match.

  • After the match, Moose attacked from behind to close out the show. Moose set the chair around Morrissey’s neck and posted him up on the ring post. Moose smashed another chair into the chair around Morrisey’s neck four different times.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Brian Myers w/ The Learning Tree vs W. Morrissey

Morrissey dropped VSK on the ramp before he could even get to the ring. Morrissey caught Zicky Dice with a scoop slam outside and then laid into Myers with strikes before jumping into the ring. Morrissey tossed Myers around the ring but VSK caught Morrissey with a pump kick. Myers connected with the Roster Cut and went to cover but VSK stopped him. They set up a table and Morrissey dropped Zicky off the apron through the table. They pulled Morrissey to the other side and tried to drop him through the opposing table. They set Morrisey on the table and it collapsed underneath Morrisey. They set the table up again this time on the side of the ring. Myers got Morrissey set up on the table but Morrisey dropped Myers on the apron. Morrisey caught VSK on the top rope and chokeslammed him through the table.

Back from the commercial break, Morrissey was connecting with a kick to the gut and a shot to the head of Myers with a metal sign. Myers tried to crawl under the ring, Morrissey got caught up and tossed into the apron. Myers hit a kendo stick shot to Morrissey and then a backdrop on the ramp. Myers lifted Morrissey up and tossed him into the ring. Myers had the kendo stick again and laid into Morrisey. Myers used the kendo stick to choke Morrissey and dropped him with a side Russian leg sweep. Myers went to swing the kendo stick at Morrissey but he caught him by the throat. Myers escaped to the outside. Morrissey grabbed Myers by the hair but ate a shot from a trash can. Myers duct-taped Morrisey to the middle rope. Morrissey was trapped and Myers grabbed the kendo stick. Myers played with Morrissey, dodging his strikes and hitting him in the ribs with the kendo stick. Myers checked under the ring and pulled out two garbage cans.

Myers hit Morrissey with the kendo stick again before turning to the garbage can. Myers got on his stomach and talked trash to Morrissey. Myers went back to the garbage can and laid it into Morrisey with it. Myers set the other garbage can in front of Morrissey before climbing to the top. Myers hit a Van-Terminator, sending the trash can into the side of Morrissey. Myers took Morrissey off the ropes. He called for a Spear but ran into a lariat instead. Morrissey continued with a slap to the face of Myers before running him into the corner. Morrissey hit a big splash in the corner and then a big boot that dropped Myers. Morrissey grabbed the kendo stick and hit Myers once before breaking the stick over his knee. Morrissey lifted Myers up and put him down with a powerbomb. Morrissey grabbed a bag from under the ring. Morrissey dumped a bunch of tacks from the bag before lifting Myers up. Morrisey lifted Myers up and put him down with a powerbomb in the tacks. Morrisey rolled him through and hit another into the tacks for the win.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

To whom Bullet Club belongs? Honestly, at this point, the fans would be the best answer…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts of the Week

– Should I stay or should I go?

It is no secret that Josh Alexander’s contract is coming to an end at the end of this month. With such a storyline, I have no doubt where Josh Alexander will end up next month. Of course, he will take a walk on the wild side. I take it. As long as he stays with Impact Wrestling…

No Surrender

Eight matches announced, as of today. We are a week away from the show and that definitely will be one hell of a special event…

To be eNYGMAtic…

Let’s be honest, since the beginning of the year, we have only had good episodes following a fantastic PPV. This week, my Internet had the kindness to cut during the matches. And there was so much more time dedicated to speaking and segments than the matches… Deonna Purrazzo made a good match, the Honor No More vs Team Impact Tag-Team match delivered, Myers vs Morrissey was so damn good. And that was it… Gisele Shaw is here, Bhupinder Gujjar is here. That was good but definitely not great. The build-up of No Surrender is on the right way, we’ll see next week if it goes somewhere only IMPACT knows.
Have you read my interview with W. Morrissey? Have better do it… On this “Nygma Is RIGHT ON TIME 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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