10 Takeaways From Impact Wrestling 12/13

Impact Wrestling 12/13
Impact Wrestling 12/13

After this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling, there are just 3 shows left before Homecoming on January 6th. Here are 10 takeaways from Impact Wrestling 12/13:

10Gail Kim To Referee Tessa vs Taya III

Gail Kim was announced as the special referee for the Knockouts Championship match between champion, Tessa Blanchard, and challenger, Taya Valkyrie at Homecoming. This coming on the heels of the champion getting purposely disqualified in their Bound For Glory rematch at the New York tapings and then subsequently strangling a referee two weeks ago.

With Kim serving as referee and Taya debuting a new submission hold recently, it’s looking as though she could walk away from Homecoming the new champion.

9Killer Kross Wants To Bring The Devious Johnny Impact To The Surface

Killer Kross is fast becoming my favorite promo on Impact. He has continuously offered to watch Johnny Impact’s back ever since losing to him at Final Hour last month. The Impact champion wants nothing to do with him, however. This week he threatened Kross to stay out of his business but it’s just that kind of attitude Kross is trying to bring out of Johnny.

Johnny Impact will defend his title against Brian Cage at Homecoming and Kross believes the champ will need his help to retain. What role will Kross play at Homecoming?

8Dark Allie Is Coming For Kiera Hogan

Kiera Hogan was wrong, there is no good left in Allie. This week, Allie and Su Yung cut a backstage promo which would give small children nightmares. Allie said something along the lines of “the end of the beginning is the beginning of the end” in multiple ways before making it clear she is targetting her former friend, Kiera Hogan.

7Eli Drake Visited Raven In Shady Acres

Last week, Raven helped Eddie Edwards escape from a mental institution. Evidently, Eli Drake watched last weeks episode and decided to pay Raven a visit this week.

While Drake would give Raven his due as a trendsetter and legendary hardcore wrestler, he also said he wants to rid pro wrestling of the wrestlers who were inspired by people like Raven.

Drake’s quest to end hardcore wrestling will continue at Homecoming when he faces Abyss in a Monster’s Ball match. He told Raven to watch.

6Eddie Edwards Returned To Attack Moose

  • Moose vs Brian Cage – No Contest

After escaping Shady Acres last week, Edwards attacked Moose in the night’s main event this week. He didn’t even bother to take off his hospital gown. Edwards has been spiraling downward mentally all year, ever since his rivalry with Sami Callihan. He’ll look to get revenge on his former friend Moose at Homecoming. Their match has now been made a “Falls Count Anywhere” match.

5Konnan Won’t Be In LAX’s Corner At Homecoming

Konnan never wanted LAX to defend their tag belts against the Lucha Bros. Santana and Ortiz went against his wishes and challenged them anyway, much to Konnan’s disliking. This week, Konnan informed the team that he will not be in their corner at Homecoming.

Fenix also defeated Santana in single’s action this week.

4Rich Swann Does Not Want To Go To War With Sami Callihan

  • Rich Swann defeated Dave Crist 

Swann defeated Dave Crist this week to qualify for Ultimate X at Homecoming. With all four spots in the match now confirmed, Swann could be considered the favorite to walk away from Nashville as the new champion.

After the match, the Crist brothers attacked Swann. Willie Mack came out to help but both Swann and Callihan stopped their allies from attacking the other side. Swann and Callihan have a long history on the independent scene, especially with Combat Zone Wrestling. Swan again told Mac this week in the back that he does not want two “go there” with the devious Sami Callihan.

3Jordynne Grace Is Still Very, Very, Strong

  • Jordynne Grace defeated Ruby Raze

Katarina thought she could bring in a ringer to face Jordynne Grace this week. After all, she had success sticking Murder Clown against her enemies in Mexico. This week didn’t go as well, however.

Jordynne Grace improves her Impact record to 3-0 as she defeated Raze this week, letting everyone in the Impact Knockouts division know she is moving her way up the rankings as quickly as possible.

2Trey Miguel Qualifies For Ultimate X

  • Trey Miguel defeated Trevor Lee

We may have seen Trevor Lee’s last match in Impact this week. He was defeated by Trey from the Rascalz in an Ultimate X qualifier. The win gives the Rascalz their first shot to bring home gold at Homecoming. Trey likely still wants to impress Scarlett Bordeaux, who showed up in the trio’s “That 70s Show” style smoking session.

1Scarlett Bordeaux Has The Desi Hit Squad Fighting Over Her

The Desi Hit Squad is going to fight over Scarlett Bordeaux next week. The Smokeshow visited the team in the back this week and said she loves it when men fight over her. Thus, the Desi Hit Squad will do just that next week.

Quick Results:

  • Rich Swann defeated Dave Crist
  • Fenix defeated Santana
  • Jordynne Grace defeated Ruby Raze
  • Moose vs Brian Cage – No Contest

Confirmed Matches for Homecoming (Non-Spoiler):

  • Impact World Championship
    Johnny Impact (c) vs Brian Cage
  • Knockouts Championship
    Tessa Blanchard (c) vs Taya Valkyrie (Gail Kim as Special Referee)
  • X-Division Championship
    Ultimate X Match
    Jake Crist vs Ethan Page vs Rich Swann vs Trey Miguel
  • Impact Tag Team Championships
    LAX (c) vs Pentagon and Fenix
  • Monsters Ball
    Eli Drake vs Abyss
  • Falls Count Anywhere
    Eddie Edwards vs Moose