Impact Wrestling Results & Match Ratings 4/7/20

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Future opponents are tag team partners tonight! Impact Wrestling taking the classic trope; and hopefully making something compelling there.

With Willie Mack having a problem with Ace Austin; and Kylie Rae’s new signing, this is bound to have some fun wrinkles. Since all events in everything are a giant question mark nowadays; we come into tonight, expecting Rebellion to be happening on the 19th.

You can tell Impact filmed this before Coronavirus…inviting people over and DEFINITELY not 6 feet apart. Sheesh…


IMPACT! Ratings:

  • Reno Scum vs Willie Mack: Willie Mack wins via 6 Star Frog Splash – ** 1/2
  • Daga vs Chris Bey: Bey wins via Double Leg Cradle w/ Ropes – *** 1/2
  • Madison Rayne vs Havok: Havok wins via Tombstone Piledriver* 1/2
  • Dave & Jake Crist w/Madman Fulton vs Tommy Dreamer & Rhino: Rhino wins via Gore – ** 1/2
  • Susie vs Kiera Hogan: Kiera wins via Face the Music – ** 1/2
  • World Tag Team Championship: The North (c) vs Tessa Blanchard & Eddie Edwards: The North retain via Northern Assault – **** 1/4

 


IMPACT! Results:

Willie Mack comes out to the ring to kick things off. He calls out Ace Austin and Reno Scum after the surprise attack on Rich Swann. Reno Scum comes out and Willie says he’ll take them both on.

Reno Scum vs Willie Mack

Willie starts off hot, but Reno Scum’s teamwork gives them an advantage through most of the match. Utilizing the numbers game, there’s a few tandem spots and outside leg picks that slow down any offense Willie mounts. He gets a bit lucky as he shoves Luster into Thronstowe while he’s trying to set up a top rope move. Luster eats a Stunner, then the 6 Star Frog Splash; as Willie gets the handicap victory!

Ace Austin shows up after the match to join the beatdown of Willie; and hits a pretty cool slingshot Fold variation.



Kylie Rae goes around introducing herself in full bubbly and adorable fashion. She bumps into Susie, they have kind of an amusing interaction until Kiera Hogan shows up to play the mean girl. Susie stands up for Kylie and we get a match set for later.

Daga vs Chris Bey

This was a hell of a match. Early back and forth of strikes, counters and reversals; that eventually results in Bey connecting with Rising Kick and keeping control through the commercial break. Bey slows things down, gets a bit cocky; so of course he has to pay. Daga mounts a bit of a comeback, goes for a big running dive off the ramp and misses a little; so it looks rough. From that point, it’s anyone’s match. Daga tries to catch Bey with a Sunset Flip, Bey sits down into a cradle and is close enough to the ropes to get the dirty pin.

Damn good match, and the finish helps Daga not be hurt too much.

ImpactPlus Flashback Moment: Max Buck vs Robbie E vs Amazing Red vs Chris Sabin vs Jeremy Buck vs Jay Lethal vs Suicide vs Brian Kendrick, Xscape the Cage, Lockdown, April 17, 2011 

Madison Rayne vs Havok

Nothing surprising here. Madison had a small flurry and a funny spot when she realized the Kaiju Queen was lurking behind her. Havok was dominant, but it had a couple amusing moments.


After the commercial we get a sit down with Ken Shamrock. He brings up Sami’s attack and the interview ends with what seems like a hacker attack and Shamrock saying he’ll take matters into his own hands.

Dave & Jake Crist w/Madman Fulton vs Tommy Dreamer & Rhino

Very early on Fulton gets involved, and the referee just sends him to the back. The Crists take a few short cuts and keep Dreamer isolated in the ring. Eventually Dave does a dumb thing and goes to the top, giving Dreamer the opening to hit a Superplex and tag in Rhino. Rhino comes in hot, and right when it looks like he’s taking control, the Crists manage a little more offense. Cutter from Dreamer, Gore from Rhino and the ECW Originals win the match.


Not a bad match, and just further reiterates that oVe is lost with Callihan.

Johnny Swinger is seen in the Rosemary segment this week. He talks about young bucks not knowing the business like he does. So he claims he’ll be bringing M. Jackson with him next week, to teach a few lessons. 

Susie vs Kiera Hogan

We haven’t seen much offense from this alter ego of Su Yung; but she seems to be more with it since the battle with James Mitchell. Susie eats some offense before finally snapping a little. The fun part of this match, was watching Susie slowly embrace her aggression. While not filled with a ton of moves or spots, the story was pretty solid. Hell, Susie might’ve won the match if she didn’t get flustered trying to find the blood glove Su Yung uses for the Mandible Claw.


Tennile Dashwood let’s us know that she’ll have a match with Taya Valkyrie next week!

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World Tag Team Championship: The North (c) vs Tessa Blanchard & Eddie Edwards

This was a great match of a reluctant tag team of main eventers, facing legit tag team champions. We saw lots of lucky tags early between Eddie and Tessa. Where one would just stumble into the corner and the other would tag themselves in.

Great flashes of chemistry between all four, really helped the match never have a low point. Tessa had a story of not being strong enough to lift Alexander, but she managed to create offense through her agility. After fighting out of multiple tandem attempts and double teams, Eddie was offering his hand to Tessa to tag in. She gets up, she stares Eddie down, basically tells him to get bent and then she blows the match. She eats a few big moves and then the Northern Assault with a visible pin over Tessa.

Tessa’s paranoia cost them the match, Eddie was shunted. Elgin hits the ring to go after Tessa, Eddie just looks, shrugs and continues to walk away. Tessa is her own worst enemy. 

Overall Score: 7.25/10

This show had a great variety of entertainment options. Impact tends to do the variety show aspect better than others. Mostly, because they embrace the cornball stuff a little more.

Susie’s character evolution, Chris Bey establishing himself as a heel, Taya losing her mind a little; and Tessa’s paranoia is great storytelling. As of this show, Rebellion is still on; but the location is undisclosed.

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