IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT: Go-Home Show for Rebellion

John Siino reviews the final IMPACT before Rebellion headlined by Eddie Edwards vs. Eric Young, the arrival of Rachael Ellering & more.

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IMPACT! Wrestling

April 22nd, 2021

By: John Siino

Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee

Commentary: Matt Striker & D’Lo Brown

Before The IMPACT! – Petey Williams (w/ Josh Alexander) def. Madman Fulton (w/ Ace Austin) and Fallah Bahh (w/ TJP) by pinfall at 10:11

Decay (Crazzy Steve & Black Taurus) (w/ Rosemary) vs. Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)

Steve and Anderson start the match as commentary and make note that Rebellion will be available on PlayStation, but they didn’t go into details on it. Steve starts working on Anderson’s arm but quickly tags in Taurus, who body slams Anderson and then tags Steve back in, tossing him onto Anderson for another pin as Decay trades off more tags. Gallows comes in as he and Taurus squares off before Gallows knocks down Taurus with a big sidekick. Taurus stops Gallows by hitting a big flying cross body before tagging Steve in. Steve puts Anderson in a submission, but both Gallows and Taurus run in before Taurus gets taken to the outside. Gallows catches a flying Steve, as Anderson runs in and they quickly hit the Magic Killer as Anderson gets the pin.

Winners: Good Brothers by pinfall at 5:10

Anderson gets on the mic and calls out FinJuice and says although 2020 was a terrible year for many people, 2021 is the Good Brothers’ best year and maybe they got too comfortable and cocky. They go on and thank FinJuice for waking up the Good Brothers because now the only thing that matters in this world is the Good Brothers reclaiming the IMPACT Tag Team Championships. Gallows chimes in and says the mistake that FinJuice made was mistaken for them losing a step. Thank you for pouring gasoline on an unbridled fire that brought the flame back to the Good Brothers. They hope FinJuice enjoyed Japan because, at Rebellion, they will hit the Magic Killer and hit the Too Sweet.

Rebellion Picks

We go to a bunch of talent commentating on the Rich Swann/Kenny Omega match including Trey Miguel, Matt Cardona, Gia Miller, Shera, James Storm where they go over their picks on who will win, with most going for Swann for representing IMPACT.

We go to Violent by Design where Eric Young talks about violence being the path as we see highlights of James Storm’s career and 1000 matches. Young says Storm is too far gone and is lost to the purity of truth. The future of this world hangs in the balance. This world does not belong to Storm, it belongs to VBD.

Susan (w/ Deonna Purrazzo) vs. Tenille Dashwood (w/ Kaleb with a K)

They take their time as Tenille hesitates to take off her sunglasses, but they go right to the mat where Tenille puts Susan in a hammerlock, as she is still acting as she has no recollection of her Su Yung transformation. Deonna trips up Tenille, who gets distracted, and Susan goes on the attack as they go to commercial.

When we come back, Susan has Tenille in a full nelson that Tenille gets out of. Susan starts yelling at Tenille “I am Susan!”, but Tenille does not care and starts attacking her. Tenille drops her on the corner and hits the former Emma Sandwich for a 2 count. Susan throws Tenille in the turnbuckle but misses and Tenille wraps her up in the ropes as Kaleb takes the pictures. Tenille starts posing but catches a running Susan and hits a neckbreaker on the rope followed by the Spotlight Kick for the pin.

Winner: Tenille Dashwood by pinfall at 6:57

Tenille gets on the mic and asks if all the ‘fans’ saw it, especially Deonna who she invites into the ring. Tenille says nobody has stepped up to her, but here she is with a face no one can forget. Even though Deonna has had an impressive run, to look at the bigger picture, her, the influence of Tenille. Photoshoots aside, her biggest accomplishment is what she has done for women’s wrestling and Deonna would not be standing where she is if it weren’t for Tenille. She tells Deonna to shine the title up as Kaleb already set up the photoshoot for when she wins the title at Rebellion. Deonna shakes her head, says nothing, and leaves.

A Major Roster Cut

We go backstage where we see Brian Myers who says he refuses to live in the past as Matt Cardona does. In life and pro wrestling, Myers continues to evolve and grow where Cardona lives in yesteryear, who thinks he’s owed something due to his successful YouTube show from 10 years ago. At Rebellion everything ends, because now he sees clearly, as he finally takes off his eye patch. Myers says Cardona has been in his way for way too long and at Rebellion, he’ll be just another Roster Cut.

Rebellion Picks + Sami’s Last Stand

We go to more Swann/Omega thoughts, from the Good Brothers, Havok, Rohit Raju where the Good Brothers obviously pick Omega, while the other two pick Swann.

We go to a produced video from Sami Callihan who says that Trey Miguel should have listened to him. He could have given him everything, but Trey threw it all the way, as them, side by side could have taken over everything, but now he must make an example out of Miguel. This Sunday with their Last Man Standing Match, Sami will make sure Trey never walks again.

Shera (w/ Rohit Raju) vs. Jake Something

They start the match fast and aggressively with Shera with the upper hand, splashing Something in the corner as Raju cheers him on. Shera hits a big slam, followed by an elbow drop for a 1 count. Something fights back, but Shera quickly stops him, and Rohit lands a cheap shot while the referee is distracted. Something builds a comeback hitting a big clothesline followed by a big shoulder tackle in the corner and goes for the pin, but Raju has the referee distracted. As Something goes to stop him, Shera hits the Sky High for the pin.

Winner: Shera by pinfall at 3:21

The Eye of the Tiger

We go to Trey Miguel who looks to be with his trainer and Miguel seems disrespected that Callihan put his hands on his students and trainer. Miguel says he’s been training his ass off and shouldn’t have to prove himself to Callihan. The trainer says this Sunday, Miguel will show Callihan who he is. Miguel says he will tear up Callihan, and only one person will be standing. And he isn’t doing it for anyone else but him. We then go to a montage showing Miguel training.

Omega World Takeover + Moose Returns with Advice

Rich Swann comes to the ring and brings up last week’s press conference and says Kenny Omega is supposed to be the best wrestler, Mr. 7 Star, and Swann made a mistake when he shook Omega’s hand and got smacked. Before he could get his hands on Omega, security pulled them apart. Swann doesn’t want to wait for Rebellion and challenges Omega to come out now. We go to a video of Don Callis and Kenny Omega and Callis says unfortunately they can’t be in the building tonight, but the inevitable will happen at Rebellion when Omega wins the title. Not only will they show up to the AEW fans, but they will grace IMPACT with his presence each and every week. They will remind everybody that Omega is a God of Pro Wrestling. Omega says to some people he is an egomaniac, but he has a right since he has two belts already. How bad will it be when he adds another title to that with 3 championships and 4 belts and he will need another house in another country with another bank account. Omega said they are here to make history and tell everybody to set a reminder because Rebellion will be not only Swann’s last day as a champion but just another step in the career of Kenny Omega for world takeover.

We hear Moose’s music who comes out in a suit with a microphone. Moose tells Swann to ‘simmer down’, as he’s not here to hurt him. He is here to congratulate Swann. He’s had a long time to think about what happened at Sacrifice, and he showed Swann his hand and a true world champion, he took advantage of him, so congratulations. Moose is here to give Swann advice for Rebellion, and Swann should be prepared for the God of Pro Wrestling, since he faced the Wrestling God, Moose. And yes, although Omega pinned him, Moose is the one who really hurt Swann and showed him what pain really feels like. And they both know that Moose is stronger, bigger, faster, and more skilled than Kenny Omega, but Kenny does have something Moose didn’t have at Sacrifice, the three stooges who will do anything he tells him to do. Moose wishes Swann good luck at Rebellion, and the advice he was going to give him is that Swann better not lose those titles to Omega, or he was going to face the consequences. Swann tells him not to worry about Rebellion, and then he will have no problem pinning Moose again.

We go to more picks from Deonna Purrazzo, Josh Alexander, and Willie Mack who all side with Rich Swann as well.

We see another video showing that Taylor Wilde is returning soon.

Kiera Hogan (w/ Tasha Steelz) vs. Jordynne Grace

Grace starts the match strongly and puts Kiera up for a torture rack, but Kiera comes out hits a kick and big splash, and dropkick in the corner. Kiera hits a chop, but Grace counters a boot and hits a clothesline in the corner. As Grace has Kiera on the top rope, Tasha gets on the apron and distracts the referee. Grace hits a muscle buster and goes for the pin, but Tasha runs in and stops it causing the disqualification.

Winner: Jordynne Grace by disqualification at 1:57

Rachael Ellering Debuts

Fire ‘n Flava go to attack Grace right after the announcement of the winner, but Rachael Ellering makes her debut and runs in for the save and takes out Kiera and Tasha. Grace gets up and they double team Fire ‘n Flava who quickly escapes. Grace gets on the mic and announces Ellering as her tag team partner at Rebellion and they are ready to take the titles away from them and shut them up, Ellering chimes in and say “Period!”

Big Bald Babies

We see a video from FinJuice in Japan who are tired of all of the Good Brothers’ excuses and tell the ‘Big Bald Babies’ to stop crying. Juice Robinson tells them to go back to sleep as they must be dreaming if they think they will take those titles from them, David Finlay says they are the best tag team in the world and at Rebellion they will prove it again.

We go to more wrestlers talking about the Rebellion main event including Eddie Edwards and Sami Callihan as we see a video package hyping up the match.

Eric Young (w/ Joe Doering, Deaner & Rhino) vs. Eddie Edwards (w/ James Storm, Willie Mack & Chris Sabin)

They started the match quickly, with Edwards going for multiple takedowns and pin attempts. Edwards ducks and hits an atomic drop and an overhead belly to belly suplex on Young. Edwards goes for multiple rest spots as we go to commercial.

We come back and Eddie still has Young down with a headlock. They finally get on their feet and Young stops it by dropping Edwards onto the ropes where he gets his leg tangled in before dropping to the outside. Young follows him and attacks him against the apron as all six men on the outside watch on. As Edwards is resting against the barricade, the referee tells the men on the outside to back off. Young throws Edwards back inside and goes for the pin attempt, before applying yet another rest hold in this match. Edwards fights back with a clothesline and chops but gets taken down by an elbow from Young. Edwards hits a big Superplex, but both men take a while to get back up. Edwards goes for the Backpack Stunner, but Young gets out before running into an elbow and Blue Thunder Bomb for a two-count. Young comes back with a Death Valley Driver and gets a two count of his own. Young shows signs of his injury and ends up on the outside but gets a suicide dive from Edwards. As the referee checks on Young, VBD starts attacking Edwards but gets saved by Edwards’ backup. The distracted Edwards goes back into the ring but gets rolled up by Young for the pin.

Winner: Eric Young by pinfall at 16:59

All eight men start brawling in and out of the ring as the show goes off the air.

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New York native and reporter at POST Wrestling. He is also Associate Producer and Social Media Director at upNXT, and the host of the 'Shot in the Dark' podcast.