9 Takeaways From Impact Wrestling 9/20

Impact Wrestling presented the first of four shows to emanate from Mexico City last night. Following the next 3 shows in Mexico, the promotion will head to NYC for a PPV and 2 nights of tapings.

Impact Wrestling 9/20

9Abyss To Be Inducted Into Impact Hall of Fame

The top story coming out of Impact Wrestling last night was the revelation that Abyss will be the next person to be inducted in the Impact Wrestling Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place the week of Bound For Glory.

Abyss joins the following names who have previously received the honor:

  • Gail Kim
  • Earl Hebner
  • Jeff Jarrett
  • Kurt Angle
  • Team 3-D
  • Sting

8Johnny Impact Jumps Austin Aries In Mexico City

  • Impact World Championship
    Austin Aries (c) defeated El Texano

Aries has now been Impact Champion for 150 days. In that time he’s successfully defended the title 11 times. It was after the match, however, that Johnny Impact got the jump on Aries. A video played on the big screen that said Johnny was in LA but Aries didn’t buy it. Aries began scanning the crowd to see if Johnny was going to run through the arena and jump him. As Aries was scanning the crowd, however, Johnny came right down the entrance ramp and jumped the champ.

Last night was the first time in awhile that anyone has been able to outsmart the champ and his 2 allies Moose and Killer Kross.

7The Lucha Brothers and oVe Earn Victories

  • Sami Callihan & oVe defeated Aerostar, El Hijo Del Viking, & Laredo Kid
  • The Lucha Brothers defeated Rich Swann & Matt Sydal

Callihan and oVe opened up this week by defeating a trio of luchadors consisting of Aerostar, El Hijo Del Viking, & Laredo Kid. Later in the show, the Lucha Brothers defeated the team of Matt Sydal and Rich Swann. Instead of facing each other as Swann wanted, Sydal arranged for the two to team up last night.

After the Lucha Brothers defeated Sydal and Swann, oVe hit the ring. Their 3-on-2 attack was broken up by Brian Cage, however.

6Faby Apache Will Challenge Tessa Blanchard Next Week

  • Faby Apache defeated Alisha Edwards

AAA’s Reina De Reinas Champion, Faby Apache, defeated Alisha Edwards and then challenged Tessa Blanchard to a match for next week. Blanchard and Apache got into an argument in the back when the Knockouts Champion was acting entitled in Apache’s locker room.

5King Wants Konnan To Break The Ceasefire

  • King defeated Kronos

King sent a message to Konnan and LAX this week by defeating heavyweight luchador Kronos in single’s action. Homicide and Hernandez did most of the heavy-lifting in the match before it began, however. King then finished him off with a spinning back fist.

In the back this week, we saw King tell the OGZ he plans on getting Konnan to break the ceasefire.

4The Desi Hit Squad Will Face LAX Next Week

We learned this week that the Desi Hit Squad will face LAX in a non-title match next week. A win would likely put the team in a position to challenge for the Impact tag-team titles sometime in the near future.

The Great Gama Singh forced the faction to end their massage session early and train.

3Eli Drake Continued His Open Challenge

  • Eli Drake defeated Trevor Lee

Eli Drake continued his open challenge this week. He defeated former 3x X-Division Champion Trevor Lee. In previous weeks, Lee and Caleb Konley had attempted to align with Drake only to be rebuffed.

2Joe Hendry & Grado Are Good Friends

Joe Hendry and Grado debuted a new music video this week. This video focused on the good friendship between the two and how they would never let the affections of a woman come between them.

1Next Week’s Impact Is Stacked

Finally, the lineup for next week’s episode from Mexico City looks stacked. Here is what has been announced thus far:

  • Su Yung & Udmoh vs Allie & Kiera Hogan
  • Brian Cage vs Jake Crist
  • Desi Hit Squad vs LAX
  • Scarlett Bordeaux’s announcement
  • Knockouts Championship
    Tessa Blanchard (c) vs Faby Apache

Quick Results:

  • Sami Callihan & oVe defeated Aerostar, El Hijo Del Viking, & Laredo Kid
  • Eli Drake defeated Trevor Lee
  • King defeated Kronus
  • Faby Apache defeated Alisha Edwards
  • The Lucha Brothers defeated Rich Swann & Matt Sydal
  • Impact World Championship
    Austin Aries (c) defeated El Texano

Bound for Glory
October 14th

  • Impact World Championship
    Austin Aries (c) vs Johnny Impact
  • Sami Callihan & oVe vs Brian Cage & the Lucha Brothers
  • Concrete Jungle Deathmatch
    LAX & Konnan vs OGZ & King