Impact Wrestling presented a taped show from Las Vegas last night. The promotion is building toward both their United We Stand PPV on April 4th and Rebellion on April 28th from Toronto.
Here are 10 takeaways from Impact Wrestling 3/22:
10Johnny Impact Will Face Brian Cage At Rebellion
Johnny Impact cut a promo this week explaining why he swerved Brian Cage last week.
Impact explained this week that the fans turned on him first by cheering for Cage over him. He’ll once again have to face Cage for the Impact World Championship, however, as a match between the two was made official for Rebellion.
9Rich Swann Defeats Sami Callihan, Defends X-Division Championship
Before this match could get going, we saw Willie Mack enter OVE’s locker room with a chair. Sounds were heard leading one to believe Mack took action to prevent OVE from interfering with the night’s main event between Callihan and Swann. Swann won the match with a roll-up but the action wasn’t over once the bell rang. A new member of OVE would come out to assist Callihan in a post-match beatdown.
8Sawyer “Mad Man” Fulton Debuts As OVE’s Newest Member
With no other member of OVE available, “Mad Man” Fulton came out to assist Callihan. Fulton is formarly a member of Sanity in NXT and was also aligned with Sami Callihan in MLW as part of War Games last year. OVE is arguably stronger than ever now that Fulton is backing them up.
7Tessa Blanchard Insists Gail Kim Quit Impact Wrestling
Gail Kim has been suspended from Impact Wrestling due to her actions towards Tessa Blanchard as of late. Blanchard has insisted that Kim apologize to her and resign from her role with Impact Wrestling. We’ll get Kim’s response next week.
6James Mitchell Did Not Give Rosemary Allie’s Soul
This week, Rosemary voiced her concerns to James Mitchell regarding Allie’s condition. Rosemary won Allie back in the Dark War match but the Allie she received is still without a soul and not the bunny we all once knew. That soul was left in the undead realm.
Rosemary said she would return to the undead realm to get the bunny’s soul back. No word on if Allie’s soul also signed a contract with AEW or if the new promotion only signed her soulless meat-suit (Rosemary’s words).
5LAX & The Lucha Bros Brawl In The Back
The rivalry between the Lucha Bros and LAX has turned heated in recent weeks. What was once a friendly rivalry between teams aligned with Konnan has turned into a blood feud. We could get the next chapter in this rivalry written at Rebellion. This week the two teams brawled in the back.
4Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards Continue To Work Well Together
Despite having opposing theories on how to wrestle, Eli Drake and Eddie Edwards have been stringing some wins together in the tag team division. This week they managed to beat KM and Fallah Bah.
As for KM & Fallah Bah, they had just won 2 in a row over Reno Scum. This loss sort of cuts their rise to the top of the division. Perhaps, it won’t be long until Edwards and Drake are in that position.
3Moose Got Revenge On The Rascalz
Moose was not pleased last week when the Rascalz made fun of him striking out with Mellisa Santos. In response, Moose invaded their smoking circle on last week’s episode and then defeated Trey in single’s action this week.
2Willie Mack Trending In A Positive Direction
Josh Matthews noted this week that Willie Mack is trending in a positive direction. Mack defeated Ethan Page with a stunner. As we approach United We Stand and Rebellion, big things could be on the horizon for Mack.
1Ace Austin Picks Up Another Victory
Ace Austin defeated Damien Drake this week. He’s now 2-0 in Impact Wrestling after a successful Las Vegas TV tapings run. It looks like the X-Division is going to have to be on their toes with this guy coming up the rankings.
- Moose defeated Trey (Rascalz)
- Eddie Edwards & Eli Drake defeated KM & Fallah Bah
- Ace Austin defeated Damien Drake
- Willie Mack defeats Ethan Page
- X-Division Championship: Rich Swann (c) defeated Sami Callihan
Impact Wrestling Against All Odds:
- Brian Cage vs Killer Kross
- Will Gail Kim Resign and Apologize To Tessa Blanchard?
- Knockouts Championship: Taya Valkyrie (c) vs Jordynne Grace
- Rosemary Returns to the Undead Realm