Motor City Machine Guns defeated Rascalz
- It feels great that there's real buzz around IMPACT Wrestling again. This show is running live, in case you were wondering.
- As Fightful Select reported, Motor City Machine Guns are back, and there are big plans for them.
- The action starts a little slow for my liking, but MCMG are in great shape. They're a welcome return. After WWE did its best to make me fall out of love with tag team wrestling for years, MCMG helped bring me back when they formed
- The pace picks up big time. Motor City win with the ASCS Rush.
- That was Sabin's first match since the torn ACL in January 2019. The right opponents were picked. Sabin holding his knee during the match was a good sell.
TNA World Championship
Old School Rules
Moose (c) defeated Tommy Dreamer
- Tommy Dreamer has competed in as many PPV matches this year as he did from December 2001 to May 2006
- There are big production issues sending to the Bravo/Taya video package.
- Moose vs. Dreamer has an awful high bar to reach compared to the quality of hardcore matches of Slammiversary past.
- There are constant production errors. Audio overlapping and such.
- I don't think practicing that moonsault helped Moose.
- Sometimes you forget how good Moose's dropkick is. He takes a while setting up one in the corner when Dreamer is trash canned, though.
- This is effectively a squash, and it should have been. Moose teases shoving Dreamer's face in thumbtacks, then finishes him off.
Top Contender Gauntlet Match
Kylie Rae wins
- Tasha Steelz and Kylie Rae kick off. You get Kylie Rae trying to high five Tasha, which is out of place with these stakes. Jonny Bravo tries to distract.
- Kimber Lee is out next, followed by Kiera Hogan. Susie makes her way in, too.
- Katie Forbes comes out and twerks with Kiera. Katie Forbes is not good at all.
- Jessicka Havok and Taya are out next, individually.
- Alisha Edwards next. The thing is, all these names come in without any major offense or heat spots.
- Commentary isn't doing the talent in the ring any favors.
- Nevaeh is in. Rosemary, then Rosemary as Bravo comes out.
- Susie is eliminated. This match sucks.
- A series of uneventful eliminations lead to Kylie, Taya, Kimber Lee and Rosemary.
- Commentary is ABYSMAL. No emotion out of Callis.
- Kimber Lee is tossed, then Rosemary gets tossed out mid-triangle by Taya.
- Kylie Rae cracks Taya and gets the win.
- I'm glad Kylie won and that Taya was last, but this match was bad.
- Heath Slater, who can still go by Heath, comes out.
- He says he wants in the main event.
- Rohit Raju comes out and says he's not letting anyone jump the line, and he gets beaten up.
- The house mic was screwed up this entire segment. Another production issue hurting the show.
- Heath meets Rhino backstage. Scott D'Amore shows up and kicks out Heath because no guests are allowed backstage.
Chris Bey defeated Willie Mack (c) to become Champion
- Willie Mack vs. Chris Bey. The people's main event.
- There were some good, stiff kicks in this one.
- Bey gets caught in midair with a Sky High.
- This match is a blast, and Bey ends up winning with his new finisher.
- This would have been even better with a crowd, but this probably means bigger things for both men. Which is saying something considering this was a hell of a spot to be in.
IMPACT Tag Team Championships
The North (c) defeated Ken Shamrock & Sami Callihan to retain the titles
- The North's reign has been long, and sadly will likely end soon as the division is gaining steam.
- Ken Shamrock is 274 years old hitting Ethan Page with a powerslam.
- Josh Alexander's arm is busted open.
- Ethan Page is working the lion's share of this match. He's gotten in great shape.
- Ethan Page: "Do you like the view, Ken?" *flexes" Ethan Page: "BET YOU LIKE IT A LOT MORE NOWWWWW"
- KARATE MAN Ethan Page gets put in an ankle lock by Shamrock, while Sami does by Josh Alexander.
- Ankle Lock on Alexander, but Page sends Calihan into them.
- GTS, head kick, Piledriver by Callihan and Shamrock, but Page breaks it up.
- Shamrock and Callihan have dissension. Shamrock wipes out hilariously on a dive.
- The North win with their double Neutralizer.
- North are not happy about not getting recognition. MCMG come out and challenge them.
- MCMG vs. The North for the tag titles this week.
Deonna Purrazzo defeated Jordynne Grace (c) to become champions
- Deonna tries to say she's in charge, then gets back in the ring when the ref tells her.
- Jordynne Grace has amazing gear.
- There are some really smooth transitions that go into the armbars and a Grace Driver attempt.
- Grace does a damn swanton onto Deonna.
- Deonna grabs an armbar and almost pins herself, but Jordynne plants a spinebuster.
- Jordynne throws some heavy elbows to the head.
- Jacknife cover into an armbar attempt for Purrazzo. She goes into a double armbar.
- Holy shit! Deonna won!
IMPACT World Championship
Eddie Edwards defeated Ace Austin, Trey Miguel, Rich Swann & Eric Young to become champion
- Rich Swann and Eric Young are great, but I dunno if this is quite what people were expecting.
- Madman Fulton almost gets Ace DQ'd.
- Eric Young is busted wide open.
- Eddie Edwards with a Pearl River Plunge on Ace, and Eric Young WALLOPS Trey with a badass piledriver. Holy freaking Jesus Eric Young looked like he's waited five years to do a piledriver like that.
- Young does an incredible Wheelbarrow neckbreaker. Swann does a top rope bulldog.
- A new, better Tower of Doom spot sees Young powerbomb Rich Swann into Ace Austin and Eddie Edwards. This sends the latter two flying off the top rope, through tables outside.
- Eric Young gets rolled through for a pin from Rich Swann. Young snaps and attacks Swann's leg and cracks him with a chair over and over again.
- Rich Swann is selling his asssssssssss off bro. That Young/Swann spot ruled.
- Ace Austin pins with his finisher.
- I probably would have had it down to Ace Austin vs. Trey considering their history. I don't know that Edwards as a final two inspires a ton of intrigue.
- Boston Knee Party hits, but Ace Austin kicks out. Edwards kicks out of the Fold.
- Die Hard Flowsion...........and Eddie Edwards is champion. Okay then.
- Fulton attacks Edwards after the match.
- Good Brothers come out and attack Ace Austin and Fulton. Magic Killer on Ace Austin.
- Ace Austin winning this match, and title was such a slam dunk decision.
- An EC3 video airs to close the show.
10- Perfect, 9- MOTY Territory, 8- Excellent, 7- Great, 6- Good, 5- Average to above average, 4- Slightly below average, 3 or below: Poor
Each match starts at a 5 and slides up and down based on entertainment, execution, time, environment, reaction and stakes. The ratings are in no way an indication of a "star rating," which is a completely different system. A standard, non-offensive "TV match" lands at a 5. The gap between 5.75-6 is generally the largest, with anything reaching 6 being recommended viewing.
These are opinions, and incredibly inconsistent ones that may change upon a second viewing, or sitting on the match for a period of time. Don't take them too seriously, and have (and share) your own!