Friday, November 27, 2020

11 Takeaways From Impact Wrestling 4/27

Impact Wrestling presented their go-home show for this Sunday’s Rebellion PPV in Toronto.

Here are 11 takeaways from Impact Wrestling 4/27.

Johnny Impact & Taya Valkyrie Can’t Purchase Lance Storm

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Johnny Impact came out to the ring this week with his wife Taya and corrupted referee Johnny Bravo. Impact Wrestling officials assigned Lance Storm as the special guest referee at Rebellion to prevent a corrupt official helping Johnny to retain his title again.

Johnny said he wasn’t upset about Lance Storm being named special referee. He pointed out that Storm helped train him in Ohio Valley Wrestling and Taya mentioned she is a graduate of the Storm Wrestling Academy. Impact seemed confident that he would have Storm in his back pocket for the match but Storm came out live to tell him that was definitely not the case.

“If I can be serious for a minute,” Storm said to Johnny. “My integrity has never been for sale. This Sunday at Rebellion, if you want to remain world champion, you’re beating Brian Cage on your own.”

The segment closed with Johnny attempting to attack Storm but getting super-kicked by Storm in response.

Brian Cage & LAX Defeated Johnny Impact & The Lucha Bros

  • Brian Cage & LAX Defeated Johnny Impact & The Lucha Bros

In this week’s main event, Johnny Impact teamed with the Lucha Bros to take on Brian Cage and LAX. After Taya took out the referee, Full Metal Mayhem rules came early as both teams began to incorporate ladders and chairs into their offence. All metal objects will be legal this Sunday when LAX and the Lucha Bros clash in a Full Metal Mayhem match with the Impact tag titles on the line.

In the end, it was Brian Cage who would pick up the win for his team. Covered in his own blood, Brian Cage pinned Johnny Impact after Weapon-X. If that happens at Rebellion, we will have a new Impact World Champion.

Taya Valkyrie Attacked Jordynne Grace In The Gym

Taya Valkyrie attacked Jordynne Grace this week inside a gym. Luckily there were no other people there at the time. Grace and Valkyrie fought throughout the area as the two prepare to clash over the Knockouts title on Sunday. Valkyrie gave Grace a brutal DDT on top of some weights to end the segment.

Killer Kross Choked Out Willie Mack

  • Killer Kross defeated Willie Mack

An altercation in the back set up a match between these two tonight. Kross picked up the victory when he reversed a standing moonsault into the Cross Jacket choke.

Kross has been unbeatable as of late and could easily find himself back in title contention post-Rebellion.

Rob Van Dam Feels Impact Wrestlers Are Stealing His Moves

Rob Van Dam has not been as complimentary of some of the X-Division wrestlers on the roster as one might expect a new signing to be. RVD has repeatedly said there are wrestlers on the roster who steal his moves.

In a backstage interview this week, RVD mentioned Willie Mack using a frog splash that Mack refers to as a “6-Star Frog Splash”. RVD also commented on X-Division Champion Rich Swann being “a mark for RVD.” Is it possible RVD is going to rub some the wrong way in the Impact locker room when he arrives next week?

Rosemary Abducted An Undead Brides Maid

  • Rosemary defeated An Undead Maid of Honor

Su Yung is short one Undead Maid of Honor after Rosemary abducted her opponent this week. Rosemary used the poison mist and a spear to defeat one of Su Yung’s minions. She then attached a chain and leash to the Undead Maid of Honor and took her after the match was over.

Rich Swann Visited The OVE Compound

Rich Swann seemed conflicted this week. The now clean-shaven X-Division Champion wanted Sami Callihan to come out and talk but Sami wouldn’t oblige. Earlier this week, Callihan demanded Impact Wrestling officials make his match with Swann a no-disqualification match or he would reveal spoilers for Avengers: Endgame.

Moose and the North Attacked The Rascalz

Moose called all the Rascalz to meet him outside of the smoking circle this week. The Big Money Moose wants to expand the group of him and the Rascalz. The Rascalz figured he would be mad because of the big upset Trey was able to get on him last week though but Moose said he just wanted to introduce them to his new friends, the North. Moose, Josh Alexander, and Ethan Page than took the beating to the Rascalz.

Eddie Edwards Beat Eli Drake Out Of The Territory

Eli Drake is gone from Impact Wrestling but he was still with the company during the Windsor tapings last month. He kicked off this week’s episode by saying the old Eddie Edwards is dead. This brought out Edwards who reclaimed his kendo stick from Drake and took the beating to the former Impact World Champion.

Eddie continued to beat Drake with the kendo stick all the way out of St. Clair College and into free agency.

Ace Austin Had A Card Up His Sleeve/Petey Williams Made The Save

  • Ace Austin defeated Aiden Prince

Ace Austin picked up a win in single’s action this week. He defeated Aiden Prince to open up the show. Austin showed during the match that he’s not afraid to engage in underhanded tactics to get the win as well. In the match’s closing moments, Austin used an Ace of Spades playing card to deliver a paper cut in between his opponent’s fingers.

After the match, Austin continued the beatdown on his opponent but hometown boy Petey Williams made the save. Austin is someone who may have X-Division gold in his aspirations and he’s about to enter into a program with a former X-Division champion.

The Deaners Have Arrived In Impact Wrestling

  • The Deaners defeated Halal Beefcake

Halal Beefcake and the Deaners, 2 Canadian independent tag teams, clashed this week on Impact. The Deaners picked up the victory and subsequently move up the tag team rankings in the promotion. The Deaners have signed Impact contracts and look like they will become a bigger part of the tag division after Rebellion.

Quick Results from Impact Wrestling 4/27:

  1. Ace Austin defeated Aiden Prince
  2. Rosemary defeated An Undead Maid Of Honor
  3. Killer Kross defeated Willie Mack
  4. The Deaners defeated Halal Beefcake
  5. Brian Cage & LAX Defeated Johnny Impact & The Lucha Bros

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