Thank the Wrestling Gods for helping Impact have their best Show since starting on AXS TV! After these couple of Weeks I've been worried the momentum for the Show has been going down, but we saw the Show I feel knock it outta the Park. The X-Division Contendership was a perfect opener for this Show. Yeah I would say the guys in this are not over just yet, but I feel all of them really performed well with each other. Prince and Banks two guys a new Impact Fan might not know much about, really raised their stock as well within the Company. Kinda shocked Impact didn't try to get Dez in this party, but hey Trey is a guy who will have a great Match with Ace Austin. I know one thing Ace Austin better be worrying about keeping his X-Division Title, rather than creeping on Trey's Mother.
You know when I saw that Madison Rayne was going to have a Match during the Show I was like meh really. I've gone on record to say that I haven't been a fan of hers since when Gail Kim returned to Impact the second time and that was many Moons ago. It doesn't change the fact that her Character work is still top notch as I believe her in Ring work has dropped off over the Years. The 33 time Knockouts Champion had a good bout with the upcomer Alexa Nicole. Nicole is still very green, but the same could be said for Kiera Hogan a Year ago and she came into her own. Nicole has the potential for that to happen for her as well, and Rayne working with her will help her greatly going forward.
Some funny Segments involving Rvd and Johnny Swinger this Week gotta be honest. Rvd is still in the Hot Tub with Forbes this whole time holy shit they must be really shrinking up in so many areas. RVD returns next Week and I'm going to laugh my ass off if it's just the same RVD doing more poses. I would like to see a new look from the guy though. As for Swinger he loves to live in the 70's and 80's, but boy did you shit in the wrong bag. Just the thought of him trying to take Petey[who is vastly underused and should join Elgin and The North and form Team Canada again] under his Wing is hilarious to me. Shamrock is going to kill that man hope he has a good Insurance policy.
Daga vs Jake Crist. I wonder how the average fan feels about Daga? You see I've followed Daga from AAA to Lucha Underground now to Impact Wrestling so I'm behind him all the way. I just wonder if people really want to see him as Champion just yet. Still Daga vs Crist was a good back and forth contest, to where Daga might be the next in line for the X-Division Crown before too long.
Swann/Blanchard vs Fulton/Callihan. Talk about a fun Tag Team Match that helped the big Elimination Match next week importance. Both teams gelled together really really and it was the right win for Sami and boy did he need it. I do find it interesting Impact added Cage so late. I mean Cage is a former Impact Champion and I knew a rematch would happen and it already did, but really didn't need him in there. Granted it's Tessa's to win, and someone maybe someone already leaked the pic of Tessa posing with Sami in the background, but hey next week who knows Cage and Elgin refuel that rivalry of theirs and that comes outta the Match as well!
Havok vs Moon. Skippable of course it's just to have her win and slowly build toward Suzie totally remembering what Havok did to her. I wonder though if Impact makes her go back to Su Yung or something even deadlier.
The Main Event of a great way to end off the Episode this let me tell you. Week to week people are talking about how good The North is and when you're in the Ring with guys in Edward and Marufuji, two who have won Titles in many Companies and killing it out there with them then people are going to start to really consider you the top tier of Teams in the World for sure. Even though The North were expected to win, Edwards and Marufuji had some great moments to make you believe a upset could be possible. I don't know if those two have ever tagged before, but I wouldn't mind it happening again going forward. So with that a fun Impact this Week and I can't wait to see the chaos in the 6 Way Elimination Match.