We’re moving forward. Impact Wrestling has undergone a renaissance this year with some of the best television they’ve put on in years, including a heck of a show at Slammiversary. It’s been one of the best things I’ve seen them do in a very long time and I’m actually curious to see where they’re going to go in the future. Now we know where some of those things are going to be going.
Impact Wrestling was back at the Rebel Sports Complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sunday to tape some more television. It’s not clear when this show will air but the most likely date would be sometime later this month, probably starting on August 19. There is always the chance that these results will air out of order, which is a common situation for Impact Wrestling. Here are the results, courtesy of Wrestlinginc.com:
* Joe Hendry defeated Tyson Dux (Xplosion Match)
* LAX (w/ Konnan) defeated Tarik and Brent Banks (Xplosion Match)
* Brian Cage (c) defeated Fenix (w/ Pentagon Jr.) (Impact X Division Championship)
* Eddie Edwards cuts a promo on Austin Aries and Killer Kross attacking him over the past couple weeks. Wants to fight one of them, both come out, Edwards punches Aries, but Kross drops Edwards. Aries and Kross then beat up Edwards some more. Moose returns and makes the save for Edwards.
* Kiera Hogan defeated Alisha Edwards
* Brandon Tidwell and Mr. Atlantis defeated Cult Of Lee (w/ Eli Drake)
* Gama Singh out for a promo. Gama insults the Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, and Raptors. He then introduces the Desi Hit Squad.
* Fallah Bahh and KM defeated Desi Hit Squad
* Matt Sydal defeated Zachary Wentz
* Rich Swann defeated Petey Williams
* Eli Drake out to cut a promo, says he never was friends with the Cult of Lee. Brings Mr. Atlantis and Brandon Tidwell out and has one more test for them. Mr. Atlantis accepts Eli Drake’s challenge, but Tidwell ends up being the guy who wrestles Drake.
* Eli Drake defeated Brandon Tidwell
* Tessa Blanchard defeated Su Yung (c) and Allie to become the new Impact Knockouts Champion.
* Video is shown of Moose getting taken out backstage by Killer Kross.
* Austin Aries and Killer Kross vs. Eddie Edwards – Moose comes down later in the match for the hot tag and turns on Edwards, hitting him with a spear. Moose joins Aries and Kross in beating up Edwards. Alisha Edwards comes out and slaps Moose.
* Sami Callihan defeated Pentagon Jr. in a Mexican Death Match by hitting a top rope piledriver through a table.
Here’s what they’ve been doing lately and it’s worth seeing.
Opinion: There is some interesting stuff in here and as usual, I’m curious to see where things go. Impact Wrestling has figured some things out and their new direction is one of the best things they’ve done in a good many years. The television has me wanting to keep watching every week and that hasn’t been the case in a long time. I just hope they can keep it up, which has been an issue for them over the years.
Which of these stories interests you most? Where do you see things going next? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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