Here is the case. The Road to Slammiversary has been all about the past, the present, and the future. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of a company you love is like making a statement, writing a kind of love letter to people, matches, or storylines you’ve been writing on for quite a while. But, beyond the past, the present and the future, where is Impact Wrestling set to bring us? Trust me when I say I have a little idea… And the case continues…
On the menu, this week, from Kissimmee, FL, Rosemary will face off with Tenille Dashwood. Steve Maclin will try to slay the French Canadian Frankenstein, PCO. Honor No More (Matt Taven, Eddie Edwards and Mike Bennett) will compete against Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley and Frankie Kazarian. IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander will  
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, DECAY (Crazzy Steve & Black Taurus) defeated Johnny Swinger & Zicky Dice (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). 

  • Before the intro, we saw Sami Callihan explaining to Moose the game he’s been playing. Lights go out, lights come back, and he beats Moose’s ass.

  • Rosemary defeated Tenille Dashwood w/ Madison Rayne.

  • After the match, Tenille and Madison attacked Rosemary until Taya Valkyrie made the save. Taya and Rosemary stood face to face after clearing the ring (may I remind you all she shot Bravo the day of Rosemary and Bravo’s wedding?).

  • The Good Brothers were at The Briscoes’ farm. Anderson told Gallows to ask his hot Asian wife if he’s soft. They said they were grinding and made their way around the farm talking trash about all of the farm’s amenities. Anderson was in the barn and said it smells like a Tama Tonga match in here. They spoke to a little kid at the farm, telling him all of their accomplishments and he couldn’t care less. Karl lifted the kid up and kicked over his big wheel. Gallows chased a chicken and Anderson said, “I thought you spoke chicken?” Gallows replied, “I DO!” Before screaming as he picked a chicken up. Karl told the farmhand to get up and got him a beer. The old man told him to get the hell off his farm, Anderson said it’s the world-famous Papa Briscoe. Anderson said they’re looking for the Dem Boys and can’t find them, so they’ll beat him up instead.

  • Papa Briscoe laughed before tightening his belt and saying he hopes they packed their lunch. The Briscoes came flying up in a pickup truck, with Mark in the back holding a wood pole. Gallows threw a wood chair at Mark and just barely missed. Mark went for a Spear on Anderson but took himself out.

  • They locked Jay up in a tree and beat him up, Gallows looked to smash his head in with a cinder block but Papa Briscoe walked up holding a wrench and walked them off as Mark and Jay recovered to back him up.

  • Backstage, Heath was pacing, still, after Rhino was attacked last year. He told Gia Miller Rhino is hurting and has to have surgery and it breaks his heart because he loves the man. Heath said that the doctors told him it could be months or forever but Honor No More is going to walk through hell and he’ll make sure they burn. Gia asked if he was planning on taking them on alone and he just walked off.

  • Steve Maclin defeated PCO. A pretty violent bout.

  • Backstage, Tasha Steelz and Savannah Evans approached Deonna Purrazzo to discuss her needing help against Mia Yim. They couldn’t come to an agreement, so they stormed off as Deonna said she doesn’t need help. This brought up Chelsea Green who said she can’t believe they thought she needed help, she then said that if she needs help, maybe Chelsea can help.

  • Backstage, Matt Morgan was talking to Gia Miller when he was interrupted by Honor No More. Matt said he doesn’t like Honor No More’s chances before laughing and walking away.
  • Joe Doering w/ Eric Young & Deaner defeated IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander via DQ. Deaner distracted the referee and Doering tried to hit Josh with the VBD flag but Josh grabbed it. Josh hit Doering with the flag as the referee turned around, losing via DQ.

  • Backstage, Moose told Gia Miller there’s not a chance in hell for Sami to beat him face-to-face physically, so he gets the mind games. Before he could say much more, the lights started to flicker. Moose added he’s going to find Sami and put an end to this before walking off.

  • Backstage from Japan, we saw Ace cutting a promo about joining the Bullet Club and he was interrupted by Alex Zayne who was pissed at Ace for leaving him behind. Jay White walked up and told Zayne to leave. Alex said if they want him to leave, they’ll have to make him. Alex got jumped by the Bullet Club and Ace told him he doesn’t get involved in BC business without incidents. Alex Zayne was then announced as the final member of the Ultimate-X match.

  • Backstage, Moose was walking when he encountered Sami Callihan. They brawled, Moose sent Sami into the wall back first multiple times and then laid into him with rights and lefts. Dramatic music in the background. Sami was busted open and Moose tried to leave but the door was broken or locked. Sami laughed it up as he had the key, he strangled Moose’s eyes and then left locked Moose in the room. Sami turned the lights out and Moose banged on the door, demanding to be let out.

  • In a recorded promo from his cellphone, Matt Cardona handed the IMPACT Digital Media Championship over to Brian Myers. The “real” Champion Rich Swann will compete against Myers at Slammiversary.

  • Honor No More (Eddie Edwards & OGK) defeated the MCMG & Frankie Kazarian.

  • After the match, Heath hit the ring to make the save after Honor No More continued their beatdown. Heath hit a chair shot and a wake-up call to Eddie. Heath set the chair on Eddie’s leg, but Kenny King and Vincent hit the ring to make the save. Everyone started to come to and brawl as Honor No More have the numbers. They set Heath up for the Pillmanizer and hit him not once, not twice, but three times.

The Nygma’s Nutcracker(s) of the Week

– Rosemary vs Tenille Dashwood

They started off with back-and-forth grappling and some strike exchanges before Rosemary took control, laying into Tenille with lefts and rights. The referee tried to break the hold but she got in his face. Rosemary connected with a suplex out of the corner but she was distracted by Madison Rayne. Tenille hit a neckbreaker through the ropes and she dragged Rosemary to the outside of the ring. Back in the ring, Tenille sent Rosemary face-first into the turnbuckle before laying into her with a chop. Tenille hit some strikes in the corner and she taunted, allowing Rosemary to grab her and lock her in the Tarantula submission until the referee forced a break.

Rosemary was on the outside and got hit from behind by Madison. Tenille locked in a full nelson but it was not enough to force a submission. Rosemary tried to fight free and finally did, she and Tenille both went for clotheslines and took each other out. Rosemary went to her feet first and she laid into Tenille with a series of clotheslines in the corner. Rosemary rolled through into a Muta Lock-style submission. Tenille pulled at the hair to force a break. Rosemary replied with a German Suplex. Rosemary got Tenille on the shoulders but Madison caused a distraction, Rosemary shoved Tenille into Madison and rolls her up for the three-count.

– PCO vs Steve Maclin

Maclin and PCO locked up PCO sent Maclin into the ropes and went for a shoulder block but neither man budged. PCO attempted to clothesline Maclin to the outside but Maclin stayed inside while PCO went over the top to the outside. Maclin was on the apron and PCO hit a Spear, sending Maclin off and PCO into the mat face first. PCO, right back up, hit another dive through the ropes to Maclin on the outside. PCO teased a PCO-Sault to the outside but Maclin broke it up and went back into the ring. Maclin connected with a tope through the bottom and middle rope onto PCO outside. PCO charged Maclin and ran right into a spinebuster from Maclin.

Back from break, PCO was bleeding from his mouth as he bit at Maclin’s head. Maclin fought back and sent PCO right into the corner shoulder first before stomping on his arm in the corner. Maclin tried to send PCO to the outside but he blocked it. PCO headed to the top but Maclin cut him off and hit him with a superplex. PCO was back in control and set Maclin up for the De-Animator. PCO went right back to his feet and charged Maclin who was seating in front of the steps. Maclin moved just in time, sending PCO into the steps. Maclin set PCO up in a Tree of Woe on the apron and nailed him with his sick corner Spear into the barricade.

Maclin set PCO’s arm in between the stairs and the posts and gave a big kick to PCO’s shoulder. He took down his shirt and showed his shoulder out of place. The referee tried to end the match but PCO attacked the security, sending one man head first into the stairs out. PCO went back into the ring and Maclin used a chair to take out PCO as the referee was distracted with security. Maclin hit a DDT onto the chair and covered for the victory.

The Weekly “Enigma For a Nygma”

This is my Monster… A true Frankenstein entrance…

The Nygma’s Noticeable Facts/Awards of the Week

– Wrestling Reinvented – Volume III

2022 as if we were in 2008… A blast from the past, as Tom Hannifan said…

– The World Champion vs a TNA Original – Volume IV

The more Josh Alexander tries to focus on Eric Young, the worst it goes. Using the flag was a bad idea and so, Joe Doering remains undefeated in the Impact Zone. The Walking Weapon is not on the right road to retaining the World title…

– Breaking News!

Mickie James will be the Special Guest Enforcer for the first-ever Queen of the Mountain match at Slammiversary. Bad news for Tasha?

– Slammiversary 20

Seven matches are set now (no graphic available yet for Swann vs Myers), I definitely think the party will be unique on its own…
To my surprise, it will be Sami Callihan’s first Monsters Ball. Sami has been involved in probably every kind of hardcore/deathmatch stipulations, including two Barbed Wired Massacre. Since Abyss left the company, he has become an icon when it comes to bringing wrestling to another level. May he be thanked, loudly…

To be eNYGMAtic…

Once again, a pretty good episode action-wise with enough promos and backstage segments, despite a lot of cinematic orchestra moments and only 4 matches. The equation was not very equilibrated but, I say it once again, the Road to Slammiversary continues. We’re now 9 or 10 days away for the PPV, some things need to be said and done.
Once again, I will stop with that. IMPACT has been on the best possible ride since the beginning of the year. Next week will be the last episode before Slammiversary 20. As always, I will offer you the review of the episode, plus my thoughts (and predictions) on the PPV. One of these Special Editions you adore…
Last week, I told you this week’s review would be special. After some searches, 
in fact, I found out that, by a strange coincidence, my Impact 5th anniversary will fit Impact Wrestling’s 20th anniversary. I will have a lot of things to tell you… So, stay tuned to our website…
On this “Nygma is on Celebration Mode” 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, Fite TV, Fight Network, 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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