3/29 Moore’s Impact Wrestling TV Review: Taya Valkyrie vs. Jordynne Grace for the Impact Knockouts Championship, The Return to the Undead Realm for Allie’s soul, Brian Cage vs. Killer Kross, Disco Inferno vs. Scarlett Bordeaux

By John Moore, ProWrestling.net Staffer (@liljohnm)

Impact Wrestling on Pursuit (simulcast on Twitch TV)
Taped February 15-17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada at Sam’s Town Casino

Impact Wrestling utilized a new intro teaser technique (to match the PPV theme?). Similar to what Drake Maverick does on 205 Live’s teasers, the “Epic TNA Narrator Voice” narrated the teaser to point out which storylines are being touched upon on this week’s episode. The voice hyped Scarlett Bordeaux vs. Disco Inferno, Taya Valkyrie vs. Jordynne Grace, Cage vs. Kross, and “The Return to the Undead Realm” (ugh… dammit!)… This week’s episode was billed as “Against All Odds”… Josh Mathews and Don Callis were on commentary…

The Latin American XChange made their entrance first. Ortiz was waving around some flip flops in his hands. Konnan said LAX was serious like a late period, on point like decimals, and standing in the field like scarecrows. Konnan said LAX has a message for Los Lucha Brothers. Konnan said LBs and LAX are both Konnan’s family. Konnan said he knew that continual fighting would lead to disrespect, mask ripping, locker room brawls, hotel lobby brawls, and all sorts of madness. Konnan yelled for the Lucha Brothers to come out right now.

The Lucha Brothers theme played as Pentagon Jr. and Fenix ran out to initiate a brawl. Josh Mathews noted that there was no bell or referee. Therefore this was a fight instead of a match. Pentagon and Ortiz kept taking the flip flops from each other to beat the other person with. Suddenly, the independent wrestling security guards ran out to break apart the brawl. The crowd chanted “Cero Miedo” and “Animo” in favor of the Lucha Brothers. The Brothers teased leaving but instead superkicked three of the indie security guards. Santana and Ortiz tossed around the other three. LAX singled out one fo the security guys and tossed them on the pile of security guards. Penta and Fenix took advantage of the distracted LAX to toss chairs in their faces.

Pentagon and Fenix brought tables into the ring and of course the crowd would chant “We want tables”. Pentagon and Fenix put tables against the turnbuckle. Pentagon called Konnan a puto. The Lucha Brothers tried to slam LAX through the tables, but LAX turned the tables on the Lucha Brothers by giving them Death Valley Drivers through the tables in the corner. Santana and Ortiz posed with the title belts over the prone bodies of Penta and Fenix. Konnan did the LA hand sign into the face of Pentagon and Fenix as LAX’s entrance theme played to end the segment. Don Callis said that LAX won this fight… [c]

John’s Thoughts: A solid brawl, but I have to be honest, I kinda expected something less formula and more nuance from these teams given LAX’s track record in past tag team feuds in expressing nuance. It wasn’t bad, but I kinda expected a bit more. Personal expectations. What really irks me is that I feel Pentagon isn’t allowed to be the Pentagon that I saw perform for years where even if you don’t understand a word he’s saying, you know that this guy is a great promo. Again, why is Pentagon just a generic babyface when the guy is best at being edgy?

Josh Mathews summarized the LAX and Lucha Brothers brawl…

Konnan, Santana, and Ortiz recapitulated their beatdown of the Lucha Brothers. Ortiz said all LAX wanted to do was bring respect and this is what the Lucha Brothers brought out of them. Santana said the title belts should have LAX engraved on it forever. Santana said this is about respect, honor, and pride; but Lucha Brothers broke all three. Santana yelled at Konnan to give him the next step. Konnan yelled back and went into PPV plug mode as he advertised Lucha Brothers vs. LAX at Rebellion. Konnan said this was a full metal mayhem (TNA’s non-copyright version of TLC?)…

Josh Mathews said Full Metal Mayhem means anything metal is legal…

Josh Mathews and Don Callis checked in on commentary. Josh oddly went into his somber voice as he said it was a sad day in Impact because Gail Kim is going to apologize to Tessa Blanchard and resign. Josh hyped the Knockouts Championship Match. Josh ran through more of the advertised matches…

Disco Inferno made his entrance and got a microphone. Disco said Scarlett must be getting second thoughts and there is no shame in wanting to call this off. Instead of calling it off, Scarlett made her entrance wearing ring gear (which kinda looked like modified BDSM gear?)…

1. Scarlett Bordeaux vs. “The Disco Inferno” Glenn Gilbertti in an intergender match. The bell rang but Disco continued to promo. Disco asked Scarlett if she still wants this match? Scarlett called Disco a “turkey boy” and told him to shut up and wrestle. Disco said he’s going to prove why a woman can’t be “The Man”. Scarlett went for several rollups and Disco kicked out at two. Disco retreated to ringside to wipe down with a towel. Scarlett avoided collar and elbows. Disco went dirty and grabbed a handful of hair. This drew Disco Suck’s chants. Disco crashed and burned on elbow drops. Scarlett hit Disco with an arm stunner. Scarlett hit Disco with a crossbody. Scarlett went for a series of lariats but Disco got the arms up.

Disco took down Scarlett with an axe handle strike. Disco hit Scarlett with a hip toss. Josh said that Disco is being misogynistic. Don Callis was over the top in saying that Disco already won this match. Disco hit Scarlett with precision stomps to all of Scarlett’s limbs. Disco taunted the crowd by saying that they wanted this. Disco did his famous Disco dance followed by a foot shove on Scarlett. “Disco Sucks” chants ensued. The slight distraction allowed Scarlett to gut punch Disco a few times. Disco overpowered Scarlett with Irish Whips in the corner. Disco being distracted by the crowd again allowed Scarlett to come back with kicks and punches. Scarlett then hit Disco with a weak looking stinkface. Scarlett ducked a lariat and hit Disco with a Stunner for a two count.

Glenn reversed Scarlett and hit her with a side Russian Legsweep. Disco hit Scarlett with the Village People’s Elbow. Disco did his Disco dance again. Disco went for the ten punches in the corner. Scarlett then scratched Disco’s back and then dragged him down for the pinfall win (well, that was kinda weak).

Scarlett Bordeaux defeated The Disco Inferno via pinfall in 6:49.

Don Callis said this was wonderful. Scarlett was crying a bit after the match which Josh Mathews pointed out…

John’s Thoughts: A not-so great match that went nearly seven minutes (a bit too long). Part of my gripe is probably because after seeing these type of matches I remind myself why I’m not a huge fan of one-sided intergender matches in the favor of the male (as Disco tortured Scarlett for a majority of the match). I had similar thoughts when I watched Kairi Sane vs. Pentagon Jr a few years ago, a good but uncomfortable match. The difference here is Scarlett is no Kairi Sane and Scarlett’s offense looked a bit weak and choreographed by comparison. While Disco has been great in recent weeks with his inside baseball references, I also thought he went one reference too many by referencing Becky Lynch here because it takes away from Scarlett. Those negatives aside, one positive was Glenn picking the right spots to put on Scarlett and thus invoking a desired crowd reaction.

Melissa Santos interviewed Taya Valkyrie and Johnny Impact about Taya’s title defense. Taya said she’s watched footage of Jordynne Grace’s Impact run. Taya said Grace is strong but not “Wera Loca Strong” (what? Crazy white chick strong?). Taya then mocked Grace’s height by saying that Grace might be shorter than Melissa. Johnny was chuckling. Taya said she’s not worried and will leave tonight champion. Johnny said it’s going to be a good night. Johnny said after he watches Taya take Grace to slam town, he’s going to eat some low carb popcorn and watch Killer Kross break the machine (Cage). Johnny said it’s a random fact that if you get one concussion it makes you more susceptible to future concussions. Johnny then insinuated that Cage might get another concussion… [c]

Disco Inferno was walking around backstage. Alisha Edwards and Kiera Hogan were shown laughing and calling Disco a loser. Disco yelled for them to show some respect…

Josh went into his plug for next week’s United We Stand PPV. Josh Mathews announced that Johnny Impact will not team up with Impact Wrestling against Lucha Underground. Josh said as of right now it’s a three on four handicap match in favor of Lucha Underground. Josh also announced that Johnny is now in Ultimate X. Josh then ran through the rest of the advertised matches…

Josh Mathews then advertised Impact’s collaboration with Tried and True (Crimson’s indie promotion) for a Twitch show titled “Salute to the Troops”…

It was time for the Global Wrestling Network Flashback Match of the Week. It was Rob Van Dam vs. AJ Styles for the TNA World Championship on an episode of Impact in 2010. Rob Van Dam won the belt and the locker room walked out to celebrate with him for some reason…

John’s Thoughts: I always got a kick out of RVD’s TNA entrance music. It was so bad it’s funny.

A vignette aired for Josh Alexander. Words such as “Strong Style”, “Walking upon”, “Mayhem”, and more flashed on the screen. Josh was shown breaking things in a warehouse with extreme music playing and a red filter…

Josh Mathews recapped the events that led to Gail Kim being ordered by Impact Management to apologize to Tessa Blanchard and resign from management…

Melissa Santos interviewed Tessa Blanchard and said Gail Kim was in the building. Melissa said Gail Kim told her that she’s going to do what she has to do. Tessa said that Tessa has Impact by the balls and that Tessa’s lawyers say that Tessa can own Impact Wrestling. Tessa said everything that’s happening to Gail, Gail deserves. Tessa talked about how Gail is considered a legend. Tessa said legends come and go, but diamonds are forever. Tessa was about to walk off but decided to head to the ring to get her apology right now… [c]

Josh threw in another United We Stand plug. Josh then made a segue into a trailer for Rob Van Dam’s documentary…

Impact went to the vignette showing a woman working out in a park. The woman took off her hood to reveal that she’s Madison Rayne (as expected). Rayne said she’s wrestled everywhere. Madison said she leaves no stone left unturned. Madison said her passion and legacy is Impact Wrestling. Clips of Madison’s last feud in Impact were shown (which was the g-damn Undead Realm s–t, sorry). Madison said she hasn’t forgotten about Su Yung. Madison said she’s also coming after Tessa and Taya. Madison said that Taya is trying to use Madison’s name to state her claim as the queen of the Knockouts Division (when did Taya ever do that?). Madison talked about being one of the most decorated knockouts in the division. Madison said she’s the queen bee. The graphic said that Madison is returning to Impact next week…

John’s Thoughts: Well, I’m happy that she isn’t a Zombie. So Madison could just walk out of the Undead Realm while Allie is supposedly struggling. But hey, I would rather they just scrap the Undead Realm than try to explain it. Anyway, that was a very odd promo that was all over the place.

It was time for a Lucha Brothers promo. Pentagon said LAX will have their rematch one day after they just crossed the line. Fenix then talked and said that LAX will never beat Lucha Brothers, Lucha Brothers are the best, and Lucha Brothers are the Rebellion. Fenix said Lucha Brothers will beat LAX one more time in Full Metal Mayhem. Pentagon then said “Porque, Cero Miedo”…

John’s Thoughts: Again, both these guys are way better promos than Impact’s presentation allows them to be. Fenix is better in a sit-down situation or heavily scripted cinematic (which we’ve seen in Impact). Here he comes off as Pentagon’s over-caffeinated dorky little brother. Pentagon is generic as hell in Impact when the guy should be a very creative public speaker who shows shades of Stone Cold Steve Austin. At least LAX vs. Lucha Brothers is going to be an amazing match in terms of in-ring. That’s almost certain.

Tessa Blanchard made her entrance in casual clothes. Tessa grabbed a mic and then gloated about forcing Gail Kim to leave after everything Gail did to her. Tessa said it was “Justice for Tessa”. Tessa asked for Gail Kim to come out. Gail’s entrance theme played as Gail made her entrance. Gail had an RBF expression on her way to the ring to sell her displeasure. Tessa continued to rub her supposed victory in Gail’s face by gloating. Tessa demanded an apology first. Tessa boiled it all down to Gail costing Tessa her championship. Gail gave Tessa a “sorry”. Tessa asked “for what?”. Gail said for attacking Tessa.

Tessa went back to yelling and asked for Gail to apologize for costing Tessa the championship. Gail Kim sarcastically apologized for costing Tessa the Knockouts Championship. Tessa said she’s happy now and now was time for Gail to resign from management. Gail Kim confirmed that she turned in her management resignation letter earlier today. Tessa then went back to gloating by saying that Gail Kim’s era was famous for bra and panties matches, pillow fights, and rolling around in jello. Tessa said on the other side Tessa is main eventing Impact Wrestling. Tessa said another sad thing is if Gail wrestled in Tessa’s era, nobody would know the name Gail Kim because Gail can’t even lace Tessa’s boots. Tessa said Tessa is not sorry that she won’t see Gail Kim’s face around here again.

Gail teased leaving and said she has one thing to say. Gail said she resigned but that was only under the condition that she would now be back as a wrestler. Gail Kim said she’s back to kick Tessa’s ass. Gail Kim then tripped up Tessa and went into ground and pound. Gail hit Tessa with a running clothesline to send Tessa into retreat. Gail Kim hit Tessa with a crossbody and then tossed her back in the ring. Tessa crawled to the other side and crawled up the ramp while Gail Kim posed in the ring. The commentators said that it looks like Tessa saw a ghost. Josh Mathews said, “My God. Gail Kim is coming out of retirement”…

Josh Mathews ran through the advertised matches for this show… [c]

John’s Thoughts: A good segment with strong promo work from Tessa Blanchard. This story is nothing new, but what made it work and come together was Tessa Blanchard’s performance. Tessa was good in acting all gloaty. A nice added touch was Tessa integrating Gail’s WWE time seamlessly into her gloating. Impact has done a solid job stretching out and building to what we’ve known for months, that Gail Kim will Wrestle Tessa. Are they already going to it for Rebellion and not saving it for one of their bigger shows like Slammiversary or BFG?

Josh Mathews announced Gail Kim vs. Tessa Blanchard at Rebellion…

Impact aired a Rich Swann and Sami Callihan video package which featured last week’s match ending in the debut of Sawyer Fulton to Impact…

An OVE cinematic backstage segment aired. They played it off as Sami Callihan carrying around a camcorder. Jake and Dave Crist were shown slapping around “Madman” Fulton while he was tied up in a chair. I’m guessing they’re brainwashing him? They had his eyes taped open and forced him to watch OVE matches on a TV. Sami reassured Dave that this torture was working. Dave then slapped around Fulton with a belt (?). Sami turned around the camera and talked about how Fulton was mentally broken down before this and OVE is just helping him reach his full potential. Callihan said Fulton is now the monster he’s supposed to be. Sami said Fulton is the newest official member of OVE. Sami then yelled at Fulton to say their “Everything, Everything, Everything” catchphrase. After some reluctance, Fulton said the “Everything” line with a whisper. Sami ended the recording with a thumbs down…

John’s Thoughts: I don’t know what exactly I just saw, but I liked it. while it was a bit random, but OVE needed this to give them an edge and it made them look downright psychotic. It reinforces that Sami, Jake, and Dave are a part of a cult, so much that they brainwash people.

Jordynne Grace and Taya Valkyrie made their entrances for the Knockouts Championship match…

John’s Thoughts: Small notes. It looks like Jordynne Grace recently got highlights for her hair and it really works for her. Good addition. What’s odd is Taya coming out to her babyface entrance music. Johnny can keep his because it can go both ways, but Taya’s music seems a bit too upbeat. Maybe it’s just me that thinks that? That doesn’t mean she should come out to her ice queen music because she isn’t the ice queen either.

2. Taya Valkyrie vs. Jordynne Grace for the Impact Knockouts Championship. Don Callis said Taya’s husband is the best pure athlete in Impact Wrestling. Grace dominated the match early on, showing both power and agility. Taya gloated on the apron after poking the eye of Jordynne. Jordynne got a nearfall after a shoulder block. Josh reminded viewers that Taya has the champion’s advantage in terms of title retention. Taya got Jordynne to her knees and show boated a bit with dance moves. Taya hit Grace in the back of the neck with a meteora. Taya got a two count. Josh talked about how he doesn’t like PDA (Public displays of affection). Callis wondered if Josh likes PDA between hot people? Callis said Johnny and Taya are pretty hot.

Grace turned the tide by giving Taya a German Suplex. Taya slipped away which allowed her to slam Grace into the ringpost. Taya almost slapped the ringpost hard but instead adjusted and slapped Grace’s back. Taya got some two counts on Grace. Taya also mocked the fans for chanting for Grace. Taya hit Grace with a corner hip attack and corner meteora. Grace went for a comeback but Taya caught Grace with a spear. [c]

Taya had the advantage back from the break, but not too soon after Grace hit Taya with a snap suplex. Grace trew Taya into the ringpost and followed up with a meteora and basement uppercut. Grace hit Taya with a Vader Bomb for a nearfall. Taya did Johnny’s signature parkour sequence in the corner. Grace gave Taya a simple and effective right hand. Taya held on to the top rope to prevent Grace from hitting the Kinniku Buster and Superplex. Taya went for a moonsault when Grace slipped, but Grace got out of the way. Grace went for her finisher on Taya but Taya raked the eyes again and rolled away. A shirtless Johnny Impact ran out to check on Taya.

Taya was fake selling that her ribs were hurt. Referee Johnny Bravo went to the ten count. Josh Mathews reiterated his earlier point that Taya has the champions advantage and will retain. Johnny Bravo counted Taya out.

Jordynne Grace defeated Taya Valkyrie via countout in 8:16 of TV time. Taya Valkryie remains Knockouts Champion.

Brian Cage’s entrance started playing as Cage made his entrance to cut off Johnny and Taya from walking up the ramp. Grace dropped Taya in the ring with a lariat while Cage intimidated Johnny around the ring. Johnny then used Taya as a meat shield to fend off Cage. This allowed Kross to creep up from behind with a Kross Jacket. Kross threw Cage into the ringpost… [c]

John’s Thoughts: A really good match with Taya showing more character than she ever has in Impact Wrestling. In fact, this was full-on Lucha Underground Taya. I wonder how non-Lucha Underground viewers will feel with Taya and Johnny playing characters they established on Lucha Underground? At least this is better than the ice queen. The finish made a lot of sense if they want to take this to Rebellion. Ultimately, the goal of this match was to introduce Taya’s Lucha Underground persona to Impact viewers and I thought it did a decent job at that. What really resonated was Taya looking like she was legit having a lot of fun out there.

3. Brian Cage vs. Killer Kross. Josh said that the bell rang during the break. Kross stomped a mudhole in Cage. Callis said that this was premeditated between Kross and Johnny. Josh said Johnny is a coward for using Taya as a meat shield. cage gained control and hit ten lariats on Cage in the corner. Kross countered with an exploder suplex. Kross smoothly transitioned to a crossarmbreaker but Cage locked his fingers together to prevent pressure. Cage staggered Kross on the apron and went for his signature deadlift suplex. Callis said Cage’s arm looks injured and he was right. Kross took advantage by slamming Cage to the ground by yanking his arm against the ropes.

Kross went into a joint manipulation sequence. Cage tried to escape but Kross maintained control with short-arm front kicks. Cage struggled, but made it to the bottom rope for the rope break. Kross said “I own you” as he manhandled Cage all around the ring. Cage hit a springboard paydirt on Kross for a moment of respite. [c]

Cage gave Kross a Tornado Claw, but Kross no sold it and gave Cage the Kross Jacket. Cage slipped away and hit Kross a moonsault for a nearfall. Cage went for a Drill Claw but Kross escaped with the short-arm kick. Kross hit Cage with a Doomsday Saito. Cage kicked out at one. Cage hulked up and hit Kross with a backbreaker power bomb. Cage hit Kross with a Tornado Claw for the nearfall. Cage got the crowd to do the Terminator Chap. Cage couldn’t lift Kross up because of an arm injury. Cage then hit Kross with an F5 which Callis said was easier to execute because it utilizes shoulders instead of the arms. Johnny was shown creeping around the stage as he stormed the ring.

Johnny put Kross’s leg on the bottom rope and the referee only saw the break moment. Johnny then distracted Cage to allow Taya to hit Cage with a low blow. Kross distracted the referee. Callis said that Taya is a Jezebel. Kross hit Cage with two Doomsday Saitos. Cage kicked out at two! Referee Johnny Bravo said that Cage didn’t kick out at three and Kross wins (even though he didn’t slap the mat for a third time).

Killer Kross defeated Brian Cage via pinfall in 8:50.

Johnny and Taya gloated from the timekeeper area. Josh said it was very odd to see the referee stand by his decision despite everybody seeing Cage kick out at two. Johnny hit Cage in the head with a few punches. Johnny tried to lock Cage’s arm in the chair but Cage fought out. Johnny instead hit Cage with a running knee and chair jab to the elbow. Taya kept yelling “AGAIN!!! AGAIN!!!”. Johnny slammed a steal chair into Cage’s hand using a chair. Callis said Johnny and Taya are pieces of trash. Taya kissed Johnny. Josh called Johnny “Johnny Sleezebag”…

John’s Thoughts: They’re really laying it on thick with the sympathy for Cage, and I think they’re doing a solid job with it. I’m guessing they’re going to introduce the referee being in Johnny’s pocket, complete with the referee being named Johnny. I’ve criticized Cage for this sell in the past (mostly due to him doing this exact sell job in a match against Chavo Guerrero), but here it works because Kross is a monster. Cage is a deceptively great seller which is easy to underestimate due to his body type. So far so good with building towards Johnny and Cage’s title match with Johnny as the full blown heel.

Josh Mathews and Don Callis checked in from ringside. Josh and Don recapped some of Impact’s future matches…

Josh said it was time for the Undead Realm…

Cut to cheap cinematic mode. Rosemary was in some tool shed area as she dragged around Dark Allie on a leash. Rosemary also picked up a meat cleaver. Rosemary and Allie went into the “undead realm” via a coffin. We were also shown that Kiera Hogan followed them for some reason. Rosemary and Allie then walked down the entrance ramp. I guess “Hell” is just an independent wrestling promotion. James Mitchell was in the center of the ring acting like a ringmaster as he was surrounded by a bunch of indie wrestlers and UDMOHs who wore facepaint. Luchasaurus (a.k.a. Vibora) was there too for some reason.

There was music to try to give it a Quentin Tarantino feel. Mitchell told Rosemary that he’s just setting the table for Rosemary to meet “The boss”. Luchasaurus entered the ring. Suddenly it’s Rosemary vs. Luchasaurus. Rosemary tried to cut Luchasaurus with a cleaver but Luchasaurus slapped the knife away and gave Rosemary a back kick. An indie wrestler gave Luchasaurus a wrench. Rosemary spat mist at Luchasaurus, stole the wrench, and smashed Luchasaurus’s head open with the wrench.

John’s Thoughts: Ok, that got a chuckle out of me, if only because the last time we saw Luchasaurus in a cinematic, Taya Valkyrie took a giant ass sword and chopped off Luchasaurus’s head with it. I guess since he’s a reptile, he can just keep regrowing limbs including heads?

A random red faced indie tag team entered the ring. They got Rosemary to the ground with a punch. One of the guys took what looked like Taya Valkyrie’s giant ass sword. Rosemary recovered and slit the indie wrestler in the throat. Rosemary was suddenly surrounded by UDMOHs. Kiera Hogan then did some bad acting and tossed Taya Valkyrie’s giant ass sword to the ring for Rosemary. Rosemary then acted like she was Link from Legend of Zelda by killing the UDMOHs with a spinning strike. Rosemary said Kiera should have stayed home. Kiera said she was going to be with Rosemary to the end.

Su Yung crawled in the ring and unlocked the leash from Allie. Dark Allie and Su Yung then mounted Rosemary and Kiera. Rosemary exposed her cleavage and said “Do it!” in regards to Allie stabbing her with a knife. Allie didn’t do it and Su Yung had Kiera in the mandible claw. Rosemary fought away Su Yung and hit her with a knee. James Mitchell then threatened to slit the throat of Kiera. A hooded man walked out and it was Kevin Sullivan. Sullivan said Rosemary of all people should know how this ends. Rosemary said she wants Allie’s soul. Sullivan told Rosemary to remember that all of this was for nil. Sullivan said that Rosemary is just a serpent in Sullivan’s realm. Su Yung has a Freddy Krueger glove now as she tried to stab Rosemary with it, but Allie jumped in between and took the bullet for Rosemary right in the throat. Su Yung pulled away the glove to show that Allie was completely unharmed (ugh), but of course she’s going to act like she’s dying.

Allie fell to the floor. This shocked James Mitchell enough to let go of Kiera. Kiera hit Su Yung with the wrench. Allie’s clothes transformed as she was in Rosemary’s arms with her chest and mouth covered in ketchup. Sad music started playing. Rosemary said “don’t”. Allie said it’s okay because she’s whole again. Allie then started to phase out of existence (?) as she presumably teleported to heaven (a.k.a. All Elite Wrestling). Impact closed with Rosemary crying…

John’s Thoughts: Aside from the one insider Luchasaurus joke that I derived for myself, this was bad. To give some credit, James Mitchell and Rosemary are amazing actors. Rosemary has been a part of some good Jeremy Borash produced cinematics back when Billy Corgan was around. This felt very public access complete with bad production and low rent feels all around. Let’s boil this down. What emotion are you supposed to get out of this? Is this intentionally bad? Even so, it’s not even funny. It’s just bleh. Impact is even doing some better cinematic stuff on other fronts with Sami Callihan or Disco Inferno which makes this look bush league when you compare it to some of Impact’s contemporary stuff. This segment ultimately made me nauseous and as readers of the site know, I’m usually the one on the site defending and praising the cinematic approach.

This week was more of a 50-50 show. Impact is still doing good things all across the board in other programs. What dragged the whole thing down is the show ending on a bad tasting note. There were also minor nitpicks throughout the show which you can compound on the bad ending. Twitch Viewership: Around 7,300 in the second hour (I missed the first hour viewer count because I didn’t watch it live this week)

Check below for the new Pro Wrestling Boom Podcast with Jason Powell and guest PCO, who discusses the ROH and NJPW G1 Supercard event that will be held on April 6 at MSG, taking crazy bumps at age 51, what he still wants to accomplish in pro wrestling, and much more.




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