7 Takeaways From Impact Wrestling 5/31

Impact Wrestling 5/31

Impact Wrestling 5/31 was taped inside Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena. It featured a main event of Johnny Impact & Michael Elgin taking on Willie Mack & Rich Swann.

Here are 8 Takeaways from Impact Wrestling 5/31:

7Slammiversary Title Matches Announced

Two titles matches were announced this week for Slammiversary. Michael Elgin will challenge Brian Cage for the World Championship.

Also, Johnny Impact will face Rich Swann for the X-Division title. Impact earned the right to face the champion in April when he won an Ultimate X match.

6Willie Mack & Rich Swann Stand Tall To End The Show

  • Willie Mack & Rich Swann defeated Johnny Impact & Michael Elgin

Rich Swann pinned Johnny Impact in the night’s main event. There was perhaps some dissension between Johnny and Elgin as well. They were heard arguing with each other during the match.

5Tessa Blanchard KO’s Glenn Gilbertti

  • Tessa Blanchard defeated Glenn Gilbertti

Glenn Gilbertti cut a pre-match promo running down women’s wrestling. Tessa made short work of him during the match, however.

Blanchard KO’ed Gilbertti with a strike and pinned him in short order.

4ECW Legends Defeat the North & Moose

  • Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer, & Sabu defeated Moose & the North

Tommy Dreamer, Rob Van Dam, and Sabu kicked off this week’s episode with a win in 6-man tag action. They defeated the team of Moose and Josh Alexander & Ethan Page (the North).

RVD got the pin on Ethan Page after delivering a 5-Star Frog Splash. After the match, Moose cut a promo about not being able to rely on others. It sounds like his alliance with the North will be short-lived.

3Rosemary Blames James Mitchell For Allie’s Death

Rosemary and James Mitchell had a chat in the undead realm this week. Mitchell reminded Rosemary that Allie went with him willingly into the undead realm but Rosemary disagreed.

Rosemary choked Mitchell before telling him to leave while he still could. She also said that Su Yung would continue to be her prisoner.

2The Sandman Gifts His Singapore Cane to Eddie Edwards

  • Eddie Edwards defeated Killer Kross – Street Fight

Eddie Edwards and Killer Kross went back in forth in an ECW-style street fight this week. Edwards was particularly motivated to get at Kross due to Kross having broken “Kenny”, Eddie’s kendo stick.

In the closing moments of this match, the Sandman slid into the ring and took out Kross, allowing Edwards to hit the Boston Knee Party and get the pin.

After the match, Sandman gifted his Singapore Cane to Eddie.

1The Deaners Get A Win In Tag Action

  • The Deaners defeated the Desi Hit Squad

The Deaners picked up a win over the Desi Hit Squad this week. Josh Matthews noted on commentary that if you win on Impact, you get booked on Impact Plus events and PPVs.

Quick Results:

  1. Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer, & Sabu defeated Moose & the North
  2. Tessa Blanchard defeated Glenn Gilbertti
  3. The Deaners defeated the Desi Hit Squad
  4. Eddie Edwards defeated Killer Kross – Street Fight
  5. Willie Mack & Rich Swann defeated Johnny Impact & Michael Elgin

Next Week:

  • Impact Tag Team Championships: LAX (c) vs the Rascalz
  • Taya Valkyrie vs Rosemary (non-title)
  • Fallah Bah & Scarlett Bordeaux vs the Crist Brothers
  • RVD makes a Slammiversary challenge