Monday, August 3, 2020

Impact Results (7/7): Return Of Former World Champions Teased

Impact Wrestling 7/7 continued the build to Slammiversary.

Impact Wrestling this week continued its build to Slammiversary on July 18th, 2020. The show again teased that Impact’s roster will receive a fresh influx of talent at the PPV.

Impact Results 7/7:

  1. Kylie Rae & Susie defeated Taya Valkyrie & Rosemary
  2. The Deaners defeated Team XXL, TJP & Fallah Bah, & Reno Scum
  3. Jordynne Grace defeated Kimber Lee
  4. Willie Mack defeated Swinger-cide (Johnny Swinger as Suicide)
  5. Sami Callihan defeated Josh Alexander
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Here are 8 takeaways from Impact 7/7:

Return Of Former World Champions Teased

The most important segment on any episode of Impact Wrestling in recent weeks has occurred just before the show goes off the air. The return of Aces and Eights, Eric Young, and more have been hinted at during these post-credit segments.

This week, we saw an updated version of the Slammiversary promo that has been airing in recent weeks. During this update, the news anchor said that not only will a former World Champion be returning at Slammiverary but that person “Won’t be alone.”

Images flashed during this segment included clips of Bully Ray, James Storm, a Bulgarian flag, a Japanese flag, EC3, Chris Sabin, Eric Young, and Kurt Angle.

After the news anchor said that the returning world champion won’t be alone, several clips of other wrestlers were shown. These included Hurricane Helms, Amazing Red, Gail Kim, Luke Gallows, the Beautiful People, Lio Rush, Karl Anderson, Mike Bennett and Maria Kannellis and more.

The segment concluded with 3 hands grabbing 3 drinks. So, a lot of things being teased, in other words.

The World’s Most Dangerous Tag Team Headed To Slammiversary

  • Sami Callihan defeated Josh Alexander

This week’s main event previewed the tag title match at Slammiversary. Former enemies turned partners, Sami Callihan and Ken Shamrock, will challenge the North at Slammiversary. Callihan picked up the win this week with a piledriver after Shamrock came out to fend off the interference from Ethan Page on the outside.

Shamrock and Callihan appear to be functioning okay so far but what will happen at Slammiversary?

Moose and Tommy Dreamer To Meet At Slammiversary

Last week on Impact Wrestling, Tommy Dreamer cut a scathing promo on Moose. Dreamer called Moose a waste of talent. This week, Dreamer issued an apology of sorts as was requested by Moose.

Dreamer read a prepared statement courtesy of his attorney, “Tricky Dicky Heyman.” The apology was somewhat insincere and also seemed to imply that Moose thinks the Earth is flat. Moose came out to confront Tommy and also stated that there is no proof that the Earth is round. Dreamer then informed Moose that the imaginary TNA Championship committee has made him the #1 Contender for the title Moose is in possession of. The match will be contested under “Old School” rules.

Taya Valkyrie Taps Out To Kylie Rae

  • Kylie Rae & Susie defeated Taya Valkyrie & Rosemary

Kylie Rae is headed to the #1 Contenders Gauntlet match at Slammiversary with a little moment. She made the Taya Valkyrie tap out with the “Smile to the Finish” in this week’s opener. The finish of the match came shortly after Su Yung and Kylie Rae sent Rosemary spilling to the outside. John E Bravo, who has a budding romance with the Demon’s Assasin, then turned his attention away from the match and onto Rosemary. Taya was then left alone in the ring and got locked in Kylie’s “Smile To The Finish” STF finisher and tapped.

Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace Impresses In Win Over Kimber Lee

  • Jordynne Grace defeated Kimber Lee

Kimber Lee had a chance here to earn a victory over the champion just 12 days out from the #1 Contenders gauntlet match at Slammiversary. Grace was looking to build momentum as she gears up to defend her title against Deonna Purrazzo at the PPV.

After hitting a Swanton and only getting a 2-count, Lee grew frustrated. She attempted to hit Grace with a pair brass knuckles but Grace countered, hit the Grace Driver, and got the win.

After the match, Deonna Purrazzo appeared on the big screen. Purrazzo is all about strategy, however, and didn’t go to the ring to confront Grace. Rather, Purrazzo is waiting until Slammiversary. Purrazzo also hinted that she is not the only one that sees Impact is ripe for the picking.

Johnny Swinger Performs as Suicide, It Doesn’t Go Well

  • Willie Mack defeated Swinger-cide (Johnny Swinger as Suicide)

Johnny Swinger opted to put on the Suicide costume this week. He failed to be able to perform many of the moves the masked wrestlers is usually known for. Mack picked up a somewhat easy victory with a Stunner. Mack will defend his X-Division title against Swinger’s run-in buddy Chris Bey at Slammiversary.

Madison Rayne Returning To The Ring At Slammiversary

Madison Ryane interviewed herself this week on Locker Room talk. She announced that she’ll be in the #1 Contenders gauntlet match at Slammiversary. Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz came out and were making fun of Rayne for interviewing herself which then brought out Havok and Nevaeh. The two teams have been building a rivalry in recent weeks and began brawling to end the segment.

The Deaners Win 4-Way Tag Match As Two Teams Leave Ring Area

  • The Deaners defeated Team XXL, TJP & Fallah Bah, & Reno Scum

Cody Deaner and Cousin Jake, The Deaners, managed to pick up a victory this week when Cousin Jake pinned Larry D of Team XXXL. Their win was aided by the fact that Reno Scum and TJP & Fallah Bah brawled to the backstage area in the middle of the match. This left just the Deaners and Team XXXL in the ring.

Cameras followed Reno Scum and Fallah Bah & TJP as they brawled backstage. Reno Scum was in their element in the back and took control of the brawl. The segment closed with TJP & Fallah Bah having been taken out and Reno Scum standing tall.

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