Impact Wrestling continued its build to Slammiversary last night on AXS TV and Twitch. The promotion continued to tease that several recently released WWE wrestlers could be on their way to the promotion. In particular, EC3 was heavily teased.
Impact Wrestling 6/16 Quick Results
- Impact Tag Team Championships
The North (Ethan Page & Josh Alexander) (c) defeated The Rascalz (Dez & Wentz)
- Neveah defeated Kimber Lee
- Rhino defeated Rohit Raju
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Moose (c) defeated Hernandez
- Reno Scum defeated Team XXXL
- Street Fight
Ace Austin defeated Eddie Edwards
Here are 9 takeaways from Impact 6/16:
Former World Champion To Return To Impact Wrestling
Impact has been heavily-teasing that recently released wrestlers from WWE could be on their way to Impact. They have teased that Rhino’s former tag partner who “has kids” could appear at Slammiversary. EC3, Anderson & Gallows, and several others have been teased as well. This week, Impact confirmed that at least one former World Champion will be at Slammiverary.
Slammiversary will take place on Saturday July 18th, 2020. The tagline for the event is “Our World Will Change.”
EC3’s Music Plays Following Moose Victory
Moose continues to claim he is the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. This week he defended the title against Hernandez. Moose hit his opponent with an inadvertent (or perhaps purposeful) low-blow before picking up the win with a No-Jackhammer-Needed spear.
After the match, EC3’s old music played briefly instead of Moose’s. This clearly unnerved the self-proclaimed champion. Eventually, Moose’s music played and he celebrated with the TNA title to close the segment.
The North Retain Over The Rascalz, Trey Attacked In The Back
Ethan Page & Josh Alexander picked up a win this week over Dez & Wentz to kick off the show. The Rascalz earned the title shot by defeating TJP and Fallah Bah previously.
Page took Dez out of the match after countering a suicide dive and throwing him into the guardrail. Then, in the ring, Alexander crotched Wentz on the top-rope before the North hit their assisted-spinebuster finish for the win.
Following the match, the North went to the backstage area and were insulted to find nobody at the monitors watching their match.
When the Rascalz went to the back, they noticed someone had attacked Trey.
“The Virtuoso” Deonna Purrazzo Attacks Jordynne Grace Again
Deonna Purrazzo attacked Jordynne Grace last week on Impact. She locked the champion in an armbar to close the show. This week, we were shown highlights of an interview with Purrazzo who talked about debuting for Impact early in her career. She referred to herself as the best women’s technical wrestler in the world and is confident coming back to the promotion.
After the segment, Grace was interviewed in the back. She said that if Purrazzo wanted a title shot, all she had to do was ask. Purrazzo then attacked and locked Grace in an armbar once again.
Madman Fulton Aligns With Ace Austin
This week’s main event pitted former rivals Eddie Edwards vs Ace Austin in a street fight. The two will also be involved in the 5-way Impact World Title match at Slammiversary.
Edwards gave Austin a brutal neck breaker onto a table leg and looked to be setting his opponent up for the Boston Knee Party when Madman Fulton interfered. Fulton delivered a choke slam to Edwards and held him up for Austin to give him the Fold.
On commentary they revealed that Fulton was likely the man who attacked Trey in the back.
Rhino Defeats Rohit Raju As Commentary Teases Ex-WWE Wrestlers To Slammiversary
Last week on Impact Wrestling, Rohit Raju and Rhino were involved in a mild altercation in the back. Rhino told Raju he has a tag-team partner and that tag-team partner “has kids.” This provided an opportunity for Josh Matthews and Madison Rayne to tease ex-WWE wrestlers showing up at Slammiversary. Matthews stated that what happens at Slammiversary could change the projection of Impact for years to come. Rayne said her sources confirmed that Slammiversary will be “can’t miss.”
Rhino picked up the win with a Gore. After the match, Raju looked distraught as Matthews wondered aloud if he would throw a childish fit again.
Neveah Picks Up Victory Over Kimber Lee, Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz Look On
Kimber Lee faced Neveah this week on Impact. Neveah is now aligned with Havok after having ominously watched her matches from the crowd in recent weeks. This week, however, Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz played that role. Hogan & Steelz had an altercation in the back last week with Havok & Neveah.
Neveah picked up the victory with a vicious-looking DDT. The win gets a measure of revenge for the new team after Kimber Lee had previously defeated Havok. After the match, Hogan & Steelz threw popcorn in the face of Havok and the two teams almost came to blows until Hogan & Steelz fled the area.
Reno Scum Defeated Team XXXL
Reno Scum picked up a victory over Team XXXL this week. On commentary, they noted that with The North’s victory over The Rascalz this week that the winner of this match could be in line for a title shot. It looks like the North vs Reno Scum could be a match we get some time in the near future.
Next Week On Impact Wrestling
The following has been booked for next week’s edition of Impact Wrestling:
- Susie vs Taya Valkyrie
- Rob Van Dam, Joey Ryan & Jake Crist (Cancel Culture) vs Crazzy Steve & TBD & TBD
- Willie Mack & The Deaners vs Chris Bey, Johnny Swinger & TBD