Reviews by Dave
Show air date: November 17, 2020
Impact Wrestling on AXS-TV put forth a good show, following up on their Turning Point show on ImpactPlus this past weekend. A lot of the middle of the card talent got to shine while they push their title feuds further along. This was also the farewell show to a very popular act.
Moose defeated Willie Mack
“TNA champion” Moose beat Willie Mack in a no disqualification grudge rematch from their Turning Point match. Two big hosses out there beating the hell out of each other with Moose looking the most intense and focused he’s ever looked. Mack made a couple of strong comebacks but fell to the No Jackhammer Needed Spear and Moose just raining down elbow strikes, forcing a ref stoppage.
Final Treehouse Segment with The Rascalz
Great final Treehouse segment with the Rascalz with a Best Of… set up.
Suicide defeated Gio
Suicide made his return to face the debuting young star, Gio. “The World Class Maniac” Eric Young and the newly arrived Joe Doering must hate guys making their return or young guys making their debut as they came out and beat the 💩outta everybody. I like Rhino wanting to stand up to EY and JD in the back but bruh, that was WWE Babyface stupid doing it alone. It got him and his boy HEATH beatdown.
Brian Myers defeated Crazzy Steve
“The Most Professional Wrestler” Brian Myers beat Crazzy Steve in a solid match with a lariat. Got more time than I would expect but both guys looked good.
Havok and Nevaeh defeated Tenille Dashwood and Alisha Edwards
Havok and Nevaeh beat Tenille Dashwood and Alisha Edwards in the first match of the first round of the Knockouts Tag Title tournament. Better than I expected. Edwards is really getting there as a wrestler. Jordynne Grace locks down a partner for her tournament match next week. One who was apparently set to retire. LuFisto, please. Please. Even if just for a couple of matches, a Team PAWG reunion in IMPACT.
Hernandez defeated Fallah Bah
Hernandez got some payback on Fallah Bah for stealing his money, beating him with a big splash off the top. Solid match. I thought the wrong guy won, frankly. Bah’s the younger talent here with more upside.
Executive producer Scott D’amore and TJP lament his inability to get another title shot at X Division champion Rohit Raju, fresh off a victory at TJP over Cousin Jake (good match). He wonders “What would Dusty do?” TJP is coming back as the Midnight Rider.
Main Event: Rich Swann and Trey Miguel defeated Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz
In a fun and emotional main event, world champion Rich Swann and Trey Miguel of the Rascalz beat Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz of the Rascalz in a competitive match that could be called a “friendly”. Swann pinned Dez with a sidekick to the back of the head but dudes were already crying before the ref hit 3. Tremendous send-off for those guys with a ton of real emotion (props to Dez for continuing to sell). But this is IMPACT, the modern Mid South Wrestling, so Sami Callihan and Ken Shamrock jumped all four in the back, leaving them laying, with Shamrock challenging Swann for next week.
Hot ending to a good show.
David E Houston II he’s attended small independent shows with less than 100 people and large stadium shows with over 20,000 fans and live worldwide pay-per-views.