Last night there wasn't a dry eye in the house as we bid farewell to The Rascalz. The Rascalz, who are made up of Dezmond Xavier, Zachary Wentz, and Trey Miguel have been apart of the IMPACT roster for the past two years. While during their time in IMPACT they didn't win any titles they gave AMAZING matches, great moments, and Wentz got to take Gail Kim to a Jones Brothers concert. The Knockouts Tag Title Tournament also kicked off last night.
Here are the results of last night's show:
Moose defeated Willie Mack via Referee Stoppage:
Results (via IMPACT) - At Turning Point, Moose got himself disqualified with a brutal post-match attack on Willie Mack that forced the referee to reverse his decision after Moose won the match! Now these two athletic giants collide in a match with no disqualifications! Moose sends Willie over the guardrail and a loud thud is heard throughout the arena when his back meets the concrete. Moose continues to call out Rich Swann as he looks to send a message to the reigning World Champion. Back in the ring, Moose remains in control with a dropkick, followed by a strong Irish whip. Moose charges into the corner but Willie avoids him to create a window of opportunity. Willie fights back with a series of strikes. Willie connects with the standing Moonsault for two. Willie crashes and burns on the Six Star Frog Splash but connects with the Stunner. Moose comes right back with the Lights Out spear! Moose delivers repeated elbows until the referee calls for the bell. After the bell, Moose continues his heinous assault once again.
Since Bound for Glory Moose has seem to flip a switch and taken control of his narrative. I've been enjoying this push from Moose that started way back at Rebellion earlier this year. Since becoming the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose has been on a whole new leve and killing it each and every week. Post BFG Moose has seem to become this vicious take no prisoners monster and has now set his focus on Rich Swann. It seems that Moose is going to try and get Swann’s attention by running through his friends and allies leading to a unification match of sorts. Whatever this leads to I'm here for it. The only problems I had with this match was that they didn't use the no disqualifications stipulation at all and Willie wasn't selling his injuries from only THREE DAYS AGO.
Results (via IMPACT) - The Deaners inform Tommy Dreamer of a clue in the investigation of who shot John E Bravo. At Turning Point, they found a gun in the fanny pack of Johnny Swinger!
Detective Dreamer accuses Johnny Swinger of shooting John E Bravo after Swinger willingly shows him the gun in his fanny pack! Swinger denies the accusations but Dreamer isn’t buying it. Next week, Wrestlers Court returns!
Welp this investigation seem to wrap up rather quickly and very anticlimactic. It looks like after The Deaners informed Detective Dreamer about Swinger's gun and that Swinger basically confessrd by pull out the "murder weapon." Next week Dreamer takes Swinger to Wresler's Court. Will Swinger be found innocent or guilty? Why wasn't Rosemary questioned? Why would anyone keep a gun in their fannypack? All these questions in more will HOPEFULLY be answered next week in Wrestler's Court.
Suicide vs Gio Ends in No Contest; EY and Joe Doering go on a Rampage:
Results (via IMPACT) - The Masked Marvel returns to the ring as he battles IMPACT newcomer Gio. The match is just getting underway when Eric Young and the recently debuted Joe Doering make their presence felt!
Doering annihilates both Suicide and Gio, laying them out with an impressive flurry of offense. Eric Young gets on the mic and reminds the world that “this world doesn’t belong to them, it belongs to us.”
Rhino confronts Eric Young and Joe Doering in the backstage area and says whatever they have planned, it’s not going to happen around here. Young and Doering take out Rhino before trapping his friend Heath in a room!
Back in TNA days Suicide was someone that everyone feared and was a great wrestler. He is a former X-Division Champion for crying out loud. He is a video game character come to life. You have three options here: Make a new game and push him to promote it, Actually give him a decent storyline, or just kill the character. When it comes to EY and Doering I'm very interested in this partnership. I don't know anything about Doering but I want to.
Su Yung wants her belt back:
Results (via IMPACT) - Gia Miller interviews new Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo after she regained the title in a No Disqualification match vs Su Yung at Turning Point. Kimber Lee joins her and says now that they’re done with Su, they’re turning their attention to the Knockouts Tag Title Tournament. Su sends a terrifying message written in blood as Deonna and Lee look on in horror.
I understand the last minute switch at BFG but what was the point of Deonna dropping the title just to win it right back two weeks later. That just diminishes the whole return of Su Yung in the first place.
Brian Myers defeated Crazzy Steve:
Results (via IMPACT) - At Turning Point, Crazzy Steve came to the aid of Swoggle after Brian Myers was looking to add insult to injury after their match. Steve hits a Hurricanrana in the early going. Myers turns the tide by driving him back-first into the steel ring post! Myers is firmly in control as he wears Steve down with a Sleeper. Steve builds momentum with a rolling senton in the corner, followed by a side Russian legsweep. Myers targets the eye of Steve, then capitalizes with his signature clothesline to score the victory.
So since coming to IMPACT Myers got a world title match and now has seem to fall to the lower card which is exactly where he was in WWE. So what makes this run different from his WWE one. I guess it's different because he is actually raking up some wins and is on PPVs. This match did nothing for both guys I felt as it also did nothing to get me invested. Crazzy Steve is too talented and his a great gimmick to be underutilized like this.
Havok and Nevaeh defeated Tenille Dashwood and Alisha Edwards(Knockouts Tag Title Tournament Match):
Results (via IMPACT) - The Knockouts Tag Team Title Tournament begins as the odd-couple pairing of Tenille Dashwood and Alisha battle the longtime devastating duo of Havok and Nevaeh! Tenille and Alisha display great teamwork in the early going as they deliver a double vertical suplex to Nevaeh. Tenille adds insult to injury with the Dashwoogie, followed by the low crossbody in the corner. Alisha hits Havok with a wheel barrel Flatliner but Havok comes right back with a thunderous swinging slam! Alisha takes a page of out Tenille’s playbook with a low crossbody of her own to Havok! Tenille saves Alisha from the Tombstone Piledriver. Tenille avoids a clothesline by throwing Alisha into it as she retreats to safety. Havok and Nevaeh put Alisha away with an impressive double team finisher to advance.
Jordynne Grace is on the phone with her partner for the Knockouts Tag Team Title Tournament. We will find out who it is next week on IMPACT!
I'm so happy that the Knockouts Tag Titles are coming back. I hope that everyone in this tournament is signed to IMPACT and they possibly look to adding a few more teams and singles competitors to fill out the division. Alisha Edwards was the star of this match as she really showed us that she can actually go in the ring. We all knew Havok and Nevaeh was winning this match though as Tenille doesn't play well with others and that they are on the easier side of the bracket.
Hernandez defeated Fallah Bahh:
Results (via IMPACT) - The long feud over Hernandez’ stolen roll of cash reaches its conclusion tonight! Hernandez charges right at the opening bell and takes control with a slingshot shoulder block. Hernandez soars through the air with a massive dive over the top rope to the floor! Fallah builds up some speed with a running strike in the corner, followed by a Samoan Drop for two. Fallah attempts another one but Hernandez fights out and hits a top rope splash to win.
If this match was to serve as the blow off match between the two then shouldn't this whole thing ended with Hernandez not only getting the win but also his money back? So in the end it was a hollow victory for Super Mex. I want to see a more serious side from these two and championship aspirations.
Could we see the return of Manik?
Results (via IMPACT) - Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore tells TJP that he was pulling for him in his last chance match vs Rohit Raju for the X-Division Championship. D’Amore suggests that nobody by the name of TJP can challenge Rohit again as long as he’s champion – but if there were someone with a different name, then they would be completely eligible.
Rohit Raju has been nothing short of great since becoming X-Division Champion nothing and no one can stop The Desi Hitman. Since his lost last week TJP can't challenge but if he was someone else he could. This is setting up for a Manik return and all I have to say is I wish anyone else was getting this opportunity or if TJP became Suicide again.
Ethan Page has a PHENOMENAL challenge ahead him if The North want another shot at the tag titles:
Results (via IMPACT) - Ethan Page interrupts a conversation between new Tag Team Champions The Good Brothers and Scott D’Amore. Page requests a rematch but Anderson says that he has to go through a “phenomenal” opponent first.
IMPACT Next Week:
Rich Swann v Ken Shamrock(IMPACT World Championship)
Knockouts Tag Title Tournament Continues
The Rascalz bid farewell to IMPACT:
Results (via IMPACT) - The Rascalz reminisce about the good times they had in the Treehouse over the years. Later tonight, they wrestle their final match in IMPACT Wrestling when Dez and Wentz battle Trey Miguel and Rich Swann.
After being evicted from the Treehouse, the Rascalz wrestle their final match in IMPACT Wrestling tonight. Wentz squares off with Trey as they start things off in a stalemate. Dez and Swann are next to compete as Swann takes control with a spin kick. Wentz hits Trey with a Bronco Buster in the corner. Trey connects with the colorful combination to his fellow Rascalz, Dez and Wentz. Swann hits a standing Shooting Star on Wentz but Dez breaks up the pin attempt. All four men exchange strikes in the middle of the ring as everyone gets taken out with superkicks! Dez and Wentz hit Hot Fire Flame on Swann but this time its Trey who breaks the pin! Trey flies off the top with double knees to Dez. Swann capitalizes with a superkick to Dez for the win.
After the match, the Rascalz embrace and leave their jackets in the ring as their time in IMPACT Wrestling has come to an end.
When the Rascalz step through the curtain, Rich Swann greets them and they hug one final time. Out of nowhere, they’re brutally attacked by Sami Callihan and Ken Shamrock. Shamrock delivers a knockout shot to Swann in advance of their World Title match next week.
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