IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT: Ironman Match, Former WWE talent coming

IMPACT Wrestling featured the Ironman Match for the X Division title, a former WWE talent coming, Moose vs. Sami Callihan & more.

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IMPACT! Wrestling

June 3rd, 2021

By: John Siino

Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee

Commentary: Josh Mathews & D’Lo Brown

IMPACT X-Division Championship / Iron Man Match: Josh Alexander (c) (w/ Petey Williams) vs. TJP (w/ Fallah Bahh)

This 60-minute Iron Man match started on Before the IMPACT and spilled over into the main show. 20 minutes in Josh Alexander got the first pinfall with a bridged roll-up. 27 minutes in Josh Alexander applied a crazy-looking surfboard but, on the apron, while TJP was being pressed against the ropes. 35 minutes in Josh Alexander holds TJP up for about a minute in a vertical suplex, very impressive. They take their final commercial on BTI with 15 minutes left to go. At the 49-minute mark, Josh Alexander teases dropping TJP on top of the stage, until Petey Williams along with Chris Sabin and Trey Miguel who come out, try to stop him, TJP quickly reverses it and tries to get the countout fall, but Alexander comes in at the nine-count. At this point, the roster starts coming out ringside to get a closer look.

We go into the main show portion now with 8 minutes left in the Iron Man match, as Alexander is busted open with TJP quickly trying to get the pin as Alexander keeps kicking out. They hit a double clothesline knocking each other down as the roster starts clapping with 6 and a half minutes to go. TJP hits a Falcon Arrow for another two-count. TJP places Alexander in the corner and starts boot washing him. Alexander is able to crawl from that and put on an ankle lock, that TJP quickly kicks out of, hits a Detonation Kick but Alexander still kicks out with 4 minutes left. TJP hits the Mamba Splash, and Alexander is still able to kick out with 3 and a half minutes left to tie it up. TJP tries another Detonation Kick, but Alexander reverses into an ankle lock in the middle of the ring. TJP reverses out and applies a heel hook of his own, but Alexander goes and reverses it right back into the ankle lock again and keeps it on until there’s a minute left on the clock. With 4 seconds left, TJP is able to back up and reverse it into a roll-up to tie it up at the last second!

We go into Sudden Death at 1-1 with the first person to get the fall, wins the match. Both men, staggering, start by exchanging blows. Alexander hits a top rope moonsault for a two count, followed by a powerbomb on his knee for another 2. Alexander hits the Divine Intervention piledriver for the pinfall and the win, in this outstanding showing from both men.

Winner: Josh Alexander wins by pinfall (2-1), to retain, at 61:56

Stooge Alert

Don Callis with the Good Brothers backstage talking about their game plan for Sami Callihan and Moose, implying they will just take each other out before realizing cameras were watching them, as Gallows goes to scare them away.

Next for the X-Division

We go to a Josh Alexander who looks beat up talking about his Iron Man match, as Eddie Edwards comes in to congratulate him. TJP comes out and says they might be destined to do this forever, but if this is the last time in a long time, thank you. Scott D’Amore comes out and tells TJP he has nothing to be ashamed of and how he’s proud of both of them. Alexander says as far as he’s concerned, he’s the only one in this roster who is holding singles gold, so he’s the king of the mountain. And if anybody wants to step up, he’ll do it, doesn’t matter if it’s an Iron Man Match or not. Chris Bey, Trey Miguel, and Ace Austin come in arguing with Petey Williams about who will be the next to challenge for the title. Scott D’Amore says he loves this and tells them to continue arguing amongst themselves.

Tables Match: Rohit Raju vs. Jake Something

Raju out without Shera for this match. Raju is able to dodge Something on the apron as the table lingers under him, but Something blocks Raju’s run as they brawl on the apron, but Raju escapes as we go to the commercial.

When we come back, they are fighting on the outside against the table and barricades. They go back inside, as Raju grabs two chairs and brings them inside, but Something greets him with punches, attempts a powerbomb, but ends up clotheslining Raju down to the mat. Something hits a shoulder tackle in the corner, but Raju reverses the Black Hole Slam and hits a double stomp to the back of Something. Raju starts hitting the back of Something with chair shots, followed by chair shots to the arm and shoulder and a Divorce Court with the chair involved. Raju hits another hard chair shot to the arm of Something, tilt-a-whirl’s into a crossface as the referee reminds him he can’t win like that. Raju hits a cannonball with the chair in between them, before heading to the outside to grab the table. Back inside there’s a table and chairs set up, with Raju tripping Something into the chairs followed by a running knee. They fight on the apron, but Raju hits a low blow followed by a DDT. Raju places Something on the table on the outside, but Something gets up quickly and tries to hit a superplex on Raju, but Raju escapes and knocks him down and quickly hits a double stomp on the back of Something who was leaning on the set-up chairs. Raju keeps attacking Something who’s leaning on the table, but Something grabs him and hits the Black Hole Slam, followed by a second one. Raju throws a chair to the head of Something, calling him a coward, but Something no-sells it and hits a spear to Raju right through the table in the corner for the win.

Winner: Jake Something at 16:34

You Can’t Teach That

We go backstage where W. Morrissey stops Scott D’Amore and tells him he wants a match with Rich Swann for tonight. D’Amore says that can be arranged since Swann asked for the same thing and that match is next. He says he loves the moxie on Morrissey and says you can’t teach that.

Want, Take, Havok

Rosemary is backstage who says last week she got the pin on Deonna Purrazzo and at Against All Odds, she will take the Knockouts Title and bring it back to the darkness where it belongs. Havok walks in and says she realizes she and Rosemary have been on the same side of fights lately, but her sights are still set on the Knockouts Title. Rosemary said they should be, but she says she’s been hoping she would join the family and share, but it sounds like Havok wants to go to war one more time for that right, so if she wants that shot, she has to take it from ‘us’. Havok agrees and says it will be “Want, Take, Havok”.

Rich Swann & W. Morrissey

As Rich Swann heads out for his match, W. Morrissey sneaks from behind him and takes him out, throwing him against the barricade and timekeeper’s area. They brawl inside, as there’s no referee or match starting, and Morrissey hits a big boot to take out Swann. As he grabs him, we get over half a dozen security to come out and stop Morrissey from any further damage. Morrissey starts choking out one of them, but Willie Mack runs out and hits a chair shot to the back of Morrissey, but it doesn’t faze him. Morrissey pushes another security down before slowly leaving.

Tenille Causing Tension

We go to Rachael Ellering who’s preparing for her match, as Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb with a K come in and love the warm-up that Ellering is doing and they feel her vibe and aura. Tenille says although there were 10 women in the match last week, all she thought about was her and Rachael. Kaleb says they both want the tag titles, so they wonder if she is thinking what they are thinking. Jordynne Grace comes in to take Rachael to get ready for her match, and wonders what Tenille and Kaleb are doing. Tenille says she was just there to ask them to be on her talk show next week because by then they will be tag team champions.

How to Be a Professional

We see a video from Brian Myers where he presents How to Be a Professional: Chapter One where it’s Brian Myers trying to Sam Beale ready to be a wrestler where he starts criticizing his gear and sunglasses and says he can fix it with a Brian Myers t-shirt, that he plugs and once Beale puts it on, he says it’s much better. Myers then asks to see Beale’s entrance, and Myers starts yelling at him because Beale is smelling his fingers. And asks if he thinks he is Andre the Giant, as he didn’t even have music. Myers then gets a boom box and starts playing his own music and shows him how to do an entrance the right way. Beale asked Myers why he’s wearing a mask, he thought had both shots. Myers says it’s not that kind of mask and says they have a lot of work to do.

The Odd is in The Virtuosa’s Favor

Gia Miller backstage with Deonna Purrazzo and informs her that if Havok beats Rosemary, the championship match at Against All Odds becomes a triple threat match. Deonna says she already has defeated them both one on one, and neither has done anything to contend with her for the Knockouts Championship and her empire won’t fall just yet. It doesn’t matter if it’s a triple threat or one on one, the odds will forever be in the Virtuosa’s favor.

IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Championship: Fire ‘n Flava (Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz) (c) vs. Jordynne Grace & Rachael Ellering

Tasha and Jordynne start the match, with Jordynne getting a quick pin attempt with a roll-up after an exchange. Jordynne starts shoulder blocking Tasha in the corner and gets a 2 count as she tags out to Rachael. Tasha slips out of an Electric Chair, does a couple of push-ups, and tags out to Kiera. They continue to exchange quick tags as they keep Ellering in their corner. Grace hits Kiera with a gut wrench sit-out powerbomb for a 2 count and stops Kiera in the corner with a boot followed by double knees, a running elbow, and the Vader Drop, as Ellering comes in for an elbow drop for a 2 count. Kiera holds Ellering as Tasha hits a double stomp from the turnbuckle but the count gets broken up by Grace. Grace & Ellering hit a Muscle Buster into a Powerbomb combination for a two count. Steelz comes back with a crucifix bomb, but the pin gets broken up. Tasha and Rachael start fighting on the outside, with Tasha hitting a DDT on the floor. With Grace alone, Fire ‘n Flava start double-teaming her. Kiera holds Grace down with a sleeper hold, as Tasha hits a frog splash from the top for the pin.

Winners: Fire ‘n Flava (Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz) by pinfall at 8:41, to retain

Never the Bride

Sami Callihan backstage says he’s not afraid of Moose, doesn’t care how big Moose is, since he is a man of a different breed. Don Callis comes in and says he’s rooting for Callihan but knows how hard it is for Callihan, he wants him to win but everybody is rooting for Moose. And asks Callihan how many times he can be the bridesmaid and never the bride and calls him a journeyman. Callihan tells him to leave before resuming saying tonight he will beat Moose’s ass.

We see Eddie Edwards greeting Satoshi Kojima backstage as he’s warming up before his match.

Maclin Won’t Be Forgotten

We go to a vignette where we see a desk willed with papers and a bottle of Jameson being poured into a glass, with feet up on the table. We pan up to where we see the former Steve Cutler, with the graphic proclaiming him as Maclin.

Knockouts Competition

Fire ‘n Flava is seen singing and dancing as they start banging on Scott D’Amore’s door and say they are looking for competition as they have beaten everybody and there’s nobody and need someone to step up. D’Amore says that’s funny because he has a couple of people who are upset with them as we see Susan and Kimber Lee. D’Amore says it sounds like we have a Knockouts Tag Team Title match at Against All Odds now as Fire ‘n Flava seem upset and walk away. As Susan says “I think we’re done here, Scott” and walks away, with D’Amore saying “If only that was true”.

Satoshi Kojima vs. Deaner (w/ Eric Young, Joe Doering & Rhino)

Kojima starts the match hard and fast knocking down Deaner and throwing him against the turnbuckle, but Deaner is able to dodge out of the machine gun chops. Deaner comes back and hits a dropkick to the back of Kojima who was stuck in the corner and gets a two-count. Deaner keeps Kojima on the ropes as he starts choking him out, with Eric Young yelling he brought this on himself. Kojima does eventually hit the chops in the corner, that D’Lo counts as 47 of them. Kojima hits an elbow drop off the top rope for a 2 count. Kojima hits a brainbuster for a two-count. Doering tries to interfere, but Eddie Edwards comes out to save him. Kojima hits the Koji Cutter and the lariat for the pin.

Winner: Satoshi Kojima by pinfall at 5:10

Extra Mustard

Moose backstage where he calls his match tonight with Sami Callihan a warm-up match, as he already beat him and four other men at Under Siege. Don Callis interrupts and says he’s in Moose’s corner as nobody wants to see Sami Callihan near him or Kenny Omega. Don calls Moose the best wrestler here and Sami is just garbage wrestling and tells him to finish Sami off quick and put extra mustard so we don’t see him again. Moose tells him he wasn’t even paying attention and asks him to tell Kenny to keep the title shiny for him.

Know Better

Violent by Design backstage where Eric Young blames Eddie Edwards for causing Deaner to lose against Kojima. Decay walks in and Crazzy Steve says Deaner is going to pay the price once again. Young tells Steve he should know better, as he trained him to know better. Big mistake for disrespecting them, as Steve questions why Young handpicked Deaner and suggests at Against All Odds, Violent by Design defend their tag team titles against Decay and Young agrees, implying that Rhino and Deaner defend on their behalf.

Next Week

Havok vs. Rosemary (If Havok wins she’ll be added to the Knockouts Championship Match at Against All Odds)

  1. Morrissey vs. Willie Mack

Against All Odds Card

Rich Swann vs. W. Morrissey

IMPACT Knockouts Tag Team Championship: Fire ‘n Flava (Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz) (c) vs. Kimber Lee & Susan

Satoshi Kojima vs. Joe Doering

IMPACT World Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Moose

Moose vs. Sami Callihan

As soon as the bell rings, Callihan hits Moose with a big boot, knocks him to the outside, and hits a running dive to the outside knocking Moose to the barricades. Moose tries to hit a powerbomb on the outside, but Callihan escapes, lands on the apron, but Moose catches him and hits a powerbomb on the apron. Moose keeps breaking up the count, as he continues his attack on Callihan outside. Moose runs for a cannonball, but Callihan dodges out as Moose crashes against the barricade. Callihan traps Moose’s arm on the barricade and starts kicking into it. Callihan puts on an armbar on the outside, as Brian Hebner tries to break it up as we go to the commercial.

We come back, where they are back inside with Moose hitting a boot, climbing the top rope, where Callihan grabs him and hits a Death Valley Driver for a 2 count. Callihan tries to go for his finish, but Moose stops him and tosses him into the corner. Moose sets him for the superplex, but Callihan breaks out, targets Moose’s injured arm, and headbutts him off the top. Moose runs back up quickly and hits a superplex for a 2 count. Moose goes for the spear, but gets stopped with a boot, Sami goes to the top but gets grabbed and hit with Got to Hell by Moose. Moose misses another spear, goes shoulder-first into the corner as Callihan hits a piledriver for a 2 count. As Callihan is about to hit his finisher, the Good Brothers run out and attack Callihan to end the match.

Winner: Sami Callihan by disqualification at 13:31

Tony Khan Will Be Here Next Week

Don Callis and Kenny Omega slowly make their way to the ring. Omega joins in on the beat down on Moose and Callihan. Omega looks into the camera and calls both of them a bunch of losers. We see Omega, Gallows, Anderson & Callis heading out through the back as Scott D’Amore says that reminded him of Under Siege. Callis calls them off as him and D’Amore can talk business. D’Amore says since Callihan just beat the number one contender, the match at Against All Odds should be a triple threat now. Callis says D’Amore can’t make that match unless Tony Khan agrees to it, and it won’t happen since Callihan is on Khan’s blacklist. D’Amore thought he would bring this up, and next week Tony Khan will be there and they will discuss this and adjust the match.

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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.