Reviews by Dave
Show air date: April 22, 2021
The Impact Wrestling on AXS-TV go-home show for their historic Rebellion pay-per-view was basically a one-match show with the entire show based on the final shots, promos, and angles going into the Sunday pay-per-view. They spend a lot of time getting over the importance of the Title vs Title Rebellion main event and still gave everything some time.
The Good Brothers defeated Decay
The Good Brothers–Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson–beat Decay–Crazzy Steve and Black Taurus with Rosemary–in a good TV match, with Anderson getting the pin on Steve after their Magic Killer finish. I am surprised the Brothers have dominated this feud, but they’re the ones getting the title shot so it made sense. They cut probably their best promo since arriving in IMPACT on tag champs, FinJuice (David Finlay and Juice Robinson), who give a good rebuttal later.
The usual great Violent By Design promo video package.
Tenile Dashwood defeated Susan
Tenille Dashwood (with Kaleb With a K, wearing some Cross Colours pants I threw out 25 years ago) beat Susan. It was okay. Susan is the comedic heel persona of Su Yung, so it was more character work than bumps and moves. Dashwood is very good here in a face-to-face promo to her Rebellion opponent, Knockouts champion Deonna Purrazzo.
Shera defeated Jake Something
Hoss fight with Shera getting the win over Jake Something. Solid, but I still hate the distraction finish. It makes the ref look stupid.
Trey Miguel Prepares for His Last Man Standing Match
Great training package for “The Natural” Trey Miguel as he prepares for his Last Man Standing match with Sami Callihan. This will be awesome.
Promo of the Show!
IMPACT! World champion Rich Swann is confronted by his nemesis, Moose in the highlight promo of the show. Both guys shined.
Jordynne Grace defeated Kiera Hogan
Jordynne Grace beat one-half of the KO tag champions, Kiera Hogan of Fire N Flava, by disqualification. Mostly one-sided with Grace dominating, forcing Hogan’s tag partner, Tasha Steelz, to make the save. The absolute right finish. Grace is rescued from a beatdown by her Rebellion mystery partner, the debuting Rachael Ellering. It will be Grace and Ellering challenging for the tag titles. Good get by IMPACT!
Main Event: Eric Young defeated Eddie Edwards
Easily the best match of the show and one of the best of the week, Eric Young, leader of VBD, beat his long-time rival, Eddie Edwards in the main event with a very clever inside cradle. Young worked this match with a torn ACL. Dat boy tough. Matt Striker and D’Lo Brown were terrible, but I do like Striker announcing the final commercial break, something they do in combat sports I wish all wrestling companies did. Both were seconded by their partners in the 8 man tag match at Rebellion (EY, Rhino, Joe Doering, Deaner vs Edwards, James Storm, Chris Sabin, and Willie Mack) and the expected brawl broke out after the match, closing out with a big out of control fight. Good show that was really zeroed in on Rebellion.
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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.