Here was the case. The Road to Rebellion is coming to an end. Eight little days to say I can do it, I want to be a part of it. Scream it if necessary. Fight your way to it. This is your time to shine. And the case continues…
On the menu this week, from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA, PCO will face off JONAH. Alex Shelley will square off with Steve Maclin. The new Undisputed ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham will compete against Rocky Romero. And Deonna Purrazzo will hold another “Champ Champ” Challenge. 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 and The Drama King Matthew Rewholdt were on commentary. On ‘BTI’, Madison Rayne w/ Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb with a K defeated Jessica McKay w/ Cassie Lee. (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) After the match, Kaleb snapped and said he doesn’t need any of the teams. W. Morrissey came and powerbombed him through a table (he has since announced his departure from the company). 

  • W. Morrissey opened the show and discussed the lowest point in his life and career being the last time he was at the 2300 arena in Philly. He suffered a seizure and was taken out by paramedics but now he’s returned and he’s clean and in the best shape of his entire life. Morrissey said for the first time in over 34 years he can admit that he is not alone, thanks to the Impact faithful. Morrissey said he’s been given a chance and a new opportunity from Impact management to continue his career. He was interrupted by none other than Brian Myers.

  • Myers asked Morrissey if everyone should feel sorry for him after fumbling away a wrestling career the boys in the back could only dream of. Morrissey pissed it all away for a good time, yet kept trying to sabotage his commentary career. Myers said if Morrissey keeps coming for him, then history will repeat itself and he’ll end up half-dead on this arena floor once again. Morrissey charges him but Myers dodged and said another place another time. Morrisey cut him off and charged Myers around ringside before getting his hands on him.

  • Morrissey caught Myers and dropped him on the ring apron before setting up a new table. Myers called for the powerbomb but Chelsea Green hit the ring to make the save. Morrissey was confused and this allowed Cardona to catch him from the side with the Digital Media Championship. Myers asked Morrissey if he knows who they are, Cardona told him to get him up and they pulled Morrissey onto the apron for the double powerbomb through the table, Morrissey hung onto the ropes, and Chelsea slapped him before Cardona and Myers sent him through the table.

  • Deonna Purrazzo’s “Champ-Champ” Challenge – Willow Nightingale was part of the interim ROH Women’s World Championship match at ROH Supercard of Honor and came up short to Mercedes Martinez. She challenged Deonna for the ROH title.

  • Deonna Purrazzo retained the ROH Women’s World Champion by defeating Willow Nightingale.

  • After a replay of Mickie and Nick Aldis defeating the Cardona at Multiverse of Matches, Mickie James told Gia Miller she’s far from finding peace with Chelsea as things are just starting between those two. Mickie said she’s going to treat Chelsea like her little sister once again and beat her ass, as a big sister should. She insulted Myers and Cardona before Chelsea came up and said she doesn’t need anyone to kick her ass. A brawl broke out. Mickie took control before Cardona grabbed her and held her back for Chelsea to get a cheap shot in. Chelsea got a second cheap shot in with her purse before standing with Cardona and Myers, smiling over their dirty work.

  • IMPACT Knockouts Champion Tasha Steelz, with Savannah Evans, told Gia Miller she and Rosemary have a lot of history that goes all the way back to 2021 when Rosemary took Tasha’s Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championship. Tasha said she was ready for the mind games. As she was saying that, Rosemary and DECAY appeared on the screens and said that it’s been a while. They reminded Tasha they have their own flavour and that it’s DECAY.

  • ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham defeated Rocky Romero. After the match, Rocky stared down the World Championship belt and shook the hand of Gresham.

  • Video package hyping up the match between Moose and Josh Alexander at Rebellion.

  • Backstage, Ace Austin told Mike Bailey that Madman Fulton broke his ankle, so it’s only Ace and Bailey, Mike said, no it’s me, you and Trey. Ace said you know what I mean, and Bailey assured him he knows exactly what he means.

  • Alex Shelley w/ Chris Sabin defeated Steve Maclin.

  • After a recap from BTI, we saw Madison Rayne backstage and she ran into Gisele Shaw. She said she’s sorry for their loss in losing Kaleb. Madison reminded her that Tenille and she actually fired Kaleb and then reminded her that she actually beat Gisele in the past so clearly, they’re fine without Kaleb. Gisele said we’ll see about that before walking off.

  • Another video package hyping up the match between Moose and Josh Alexander at Rebellion.

  • Eddie Edwards and Honor No More were in the ring, Eddie said this is the arena where ECW was born, the city that birthed Ring of Honor. These are the most passionate fans in all of the professional wrestling but Honor No More knows that is not the truth because they’re the most fickle fans in all of pro wrestling. Mike Bennett told the crowd that they turned their back on ECW, ROH and all of them.

  • Matt Taven said they turned their back on them but they never turned their back on one another. Being the best in the world is something they believed in and lived by. Taven said he has plenty of fans who followed him to Impact Wrestling. Impact Wrestling has a lot of trends but Honor No More isn’t one of them, he went to say his catchline as Bullet Club interrupted.

  • Jay White said that while Taven thinks Honor No More is the best, everyone knows that’s not true because everyone knows that Bullet Club is best. Gallows said that Honor No More needs to say thank you to the Bullet Club, especially the Kingdom after the Good Brothers handed them their ass in 2015. Gallows called Impact Wrestling the Bullet Club House. Anderson said says hi to Maria and Bennett got pissed. Anderson called them the old toys no one wants to play with anymore while the Bullet Club are the coolest toy in the toybox. Gallows said that the Bullet Club is simply just Too Sweet. Maria said that they have it wrong and that Honor No More is here to stay, you could say Honor No More is 4 Life but she’s a lot more original than that. Bey said because they’re in the mean streets of Philly, they could just fight about it.

  • The Bullet Club removed their coats and headed to the ring and a brawl broke out. Honor No More had the numbers, so they took control. Everyone was getting big shots in. They headed to the floor and continued brawling as PCO headed to the top rope. PCO connected with a dive to the outside, taking out everyone. Perfect time for JONAH to come out.

  • JONAH defeated PCO.

  • After the match, PCO sat up, so JONAH continued his assault, dropping him with a lariat and then laying into him with chair shots. JONAH hit the Tsunami off the top onto a chair on PCO. JONAH smiled as he looked over his work.  But, where was Honor No More?

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

I’m sorry but I can’t choose one, even two… Quite simply because the four matches were excellent even if all different. Deonna vs Willow was a fantastic match. They did a great job, and Deonna is really on a fantastic run.

Gresham vs Romero was a really solid wrestling match, more classic but I loved it.

Shelley vs Maclin was a really fun match. It was probably a first between the two and that worked.

Asking me not to like a match with PCO is more or less like a national catastrophe. The bout was great but the feud can’t end up like that. If JONAH is set to face off Tomohiro Ishii at Rebellion, I can’t wait to see Destro come electrifying the Monster and see this feud end in a hardcore/Monster’s Ball/Cinematic match. That would be phenomenal…

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

This picture has been the centre of social media attention since yesterday night. Unless I didn’t find Waldo, I still ask myself why…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts of the Week

– The Redemption of W. Morrissey

For some, it takes 34 years. For others, it takes a whole life. The price to pay for recovering from any kind of health issue, physical or mental aggression, or addiction stands no comparison. Thanks to Morrissey for being that honest with all of us because what he says is true, and also for being on IMPACT. We couldn’t be more lucky to have someone as talented as he is in the show week after week. I told him personally when I interviewed him, I am happy to say these words on a larger platform, proudly and loudly.


Finally, I have the graphic for the 8-team World Tag Team Championship Elimination Match, but we still have 8 matches announced for the PPV…

– The Road to Slammiversary…

For those who didn’t read that paragraph last week, after Rebellion, Impact Wrestling will tap some new episodes on April 24, May 8, June 13 and 14. Under Siege will be our next Special Event on Impact Plus on May 7. And when it comes to Slammiversary, the company confirmed in a press announcement it would take place in June, in order to celebrate its 20th anniversary (read here). And because of tweets from Ace Austin and our dear Drama King (he has removed it since, so I RT the capture my friend Steve Slam made of it), we can say it will take place in Nashville the same weekend TNA did its first PPV… To be confirmed…

To be eNYGMAtic…

I really sound like a broken record, I know, but I have repeated that, since Hard To Kill, we have been blessed with really good episodes. It was a great one, really. I said enough on the matches but the in-ring segments and backstage promos really helped build up the PPV, even what will follow. When I find nothing to criticize, some say it’s umbrella time because we can expect a frog storm. What changed is that, since Multiverse, I’ve been a bit more sassy than before. And I like that. Going further is not something bad, going too far is bad. 
Next week will be the last episode before Rebellion. As always, I will offer you the review of the show, plus my thoughts and predictions on the PPV. One of these Special Editions you adore… On this “Nygma Can Still Be Sassy Note”, until next week, take care, stay safe, watch wrestling, and never EVER forget to stay #eNYGMAtic…

All pics, videos, and screencaps 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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