IMPACT WRESTLING REPORT: Omega & Good Brothers are victorious

John Siino's report on IMPACT featuring Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers facing Sami Callihan, Moose & Chris Sabin in the main event.

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IMPACT! Wrestling

July 1st, 2021

By: John Siino

Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee

Commentary: Josh Mathews & D’Lo Brown

Before the IMPACT! – Deonna Purrazzo def. Kimber Lee (w/ Susan) by submission at 7:50

Parking Lot Problems

Satoshi Kojima comes out for his one-on-one match with Eddie Edwards, Edwards music plays but we cut to a video from W. Morrissey that says it looks like Eddie Edwards isn’t going to make it tonight and he knows Kojima was so looking forward to a match with his friend, a man he respects so much and a man who’s been watching his back since Kojima got here. Morrissey talks about how the locker room respects and loves Edwards and would watch his back, but who was watching his back when Morrissey just jumped him in the parking lot (Bad Full Sail habits). Morrissey ends it by saying now Kojima is left all alone in that ring, just like everybody else in this world. Brian Myers and Sam Beale head out to the ring. Myers says obviously there’s some translation problem here, Kojima doesn’t have a match so he can beat it. Myers introduces Beale as his ‘young boy’ to Kojima, he can’t learn anything from Kojima, as Myers is his master. Myers tells Kojima to beat it again, starts calling out Jake Something, but Kojima starts attacking Myers. Beale jumps in for a 2 on 1 attack until Jake Something’s music hits as he runs out for the save. Myers and Beale start heading to the back, but Brandon Tolle runs out and says he was just told this has been made into an impromptu tag team match. Myers and Beale try to leave again until Something and Kojima go and run after them and start brawling on the outside.

Satoshi Kojima & Jake Something vs. Brian Myers & Sam Beale

Kojima and Beale head into the ring to get the match started. Beale takes Kojima down with a shoulder block but runs into a hip toss and a running tackle from Kojima. Kojima starts stomping away at Beale and goes to tag Something in. Something hits a tossing suplex all the way to his corner and calls to take Myers in. Myers starts talking trash but runs into the body of Something. Myers throws Something into Beale and hits him with a high knee and starts punching away before tagging in Beale. Beale starts shoulder tackling Something in the corner before he tags Myers back in. Myers starts holding Something down and trips up Something before sliding outside to taunt. Beale tags back in and starts holding down Something the same way his mentor Myers was doing earlier. Myers comes back in and starts talking trash to Kojima as he suplexes Something. Beale and Myers continue to trade tags and hold Something in their corner. Something finally fights back and clotheslines Myers and Beale down before making the hot tag to Kojima. Kojima starts attacking Beale in the corner with machine gun chops followed by a flying elbow drop for a two-count. Kojima hits a DDT, goes for the Koji Cutter but Myers runs in and hits a flatliner on Kojima, sets up for the spear but runs into Something who hits the Black Hole Slam. Kojima hits the Koji Cutter on Beale, followed by the Lariat for the pin.

Winners: Satoshi Kojima & Jake Something by pinfall at 9:27

Conversations in the Mortal Realm

Gia Miller stops Scott D’Amore backstage and asks for his reaction to Anthem sending Tommy Dreamer to oversee the job he is doing here. D’Amore calls it a chaotic and interesting last couple of weeks and goes to grab his phone for a phone call and ends up pulling a tarot card out of his pocket, and with that Rosemary and Havok magically appear. Rosemary tells D’Amore how they have had Fire ‘n Flava’s number as of late and how well they have been working together and how wonderful they would be as Knockouts Tag Team Champions. D’Amore says he loves everything they are doing, and he’ll take it under advisement, but next time, no hocus pocus stuff they can just have a conversation.

Tenille Dashwood (w/ Kaleb with a K) vs. Rachael Ellering (w/ Jazz)

Tenille starts attacking Ellering right at the bell as Ellering was trying to take her shirt off. Ellering fights her off as they trade off multiple stands and switches. Ellering knocks Tenille down with a flying forearm and a clothesline followed by a senton for a 2 count. Kaleb gets on the apron to console Tenille, but Tenille moves out of the way as Ellering hits Kaleb off the apron with a boot as they go to commercial.

When we come back, Tenille is stomping Ellering in the corner and starts choking her up on the ropes. Tenille hits a suplex for a 2 count. Tenille starts toying with Ellering, who ends up rolling her up for a small package for a 2 count, but Tenille comes back with a clothesline for a near fall of her own. Tenille starts attacking Ellering in the corner and ropes again, before going over to check out the photos that Kaleb has been taking. Tenille hits a butterfly suplex for a 2 count, followed by a low crossbody in the corner for another 2. Ellering comes back with a sling blade but gets hit with a neck breaker on the ropes by Tenille. As Ellering takes down Tenille and starts heading to the top rope, Kaleb gets on the apron and tries to blind Ellering with a ring light but gets scared off by Ellering. Tenille goes for a sunset flip jumping off the middle rope, but Ellering sits down on her for the pin.

Winner: Rachael Ellering by pinfall at 6:54 (plus commercials)

Right after the match, Tenille jumps Ellering. Jazz runs in and takes out Kaleb before attacking Tenille. Kaleb tries to hold Jazz, but as Tenille is about to attack her, Jordynne Grace runs out and takes out Kaleb and Tenille. Jordynne and Rachael go face to face, as Rachael extends her hand, Grace slaps it away and hugs instead as Jazz joins in.

The Neutral Party

We see footage of Chris Bey’s recording from last week where he didn’t choose sides as we cut to Gia Miller claiming that Chris Bey is a neutral party in the X-Division war that’s going on but says last week he was a bit more of an instigator. Bey said last week Trey and Petey told him a war was coming, but the war went right past him, so he decided to go to the ring and take a beautiful selfie instead. Ace Austin walks in with Rohit Raju, Shera, and Madman Fulton as Bey knows they are here to recruit him, but Bey says he’s good and he’s going to stay neutral. Austin and Raju say they don’t need him, as their muscle is covered and actually came to thank Bey, as the number is in their favor and appreciate him staying in his lane. Austin says Slammiversary wasn’t going to be Chris Bey’s night anyway, and as long as he doesn’t stand in their way, he won’t be ripped in half and walk away. Bey tells Gia she is always instigating and walks away.

TJP & Fallah Bahh vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack

Swann and TJP start the match, with Swann blocking TJP’s dropkick before they duck and dodge each other, until Bahh and Mack come in, both lift up TJP and Swann, who both drop down and knock Bahh and Mack into each other. All four men have a standoff until it’s just Bahh and Mack inside who start trading shots. Bahh goes for the Samoan Drop, but Mack drops down and hits a Samoan Drop of his own, sending Bahh to the outside. TJP dropkicks Mack to the outside then gets sent outside by Swann who ends up diving onto all three men on the outside. As all four men are out, Violent by Design comes out and starts attacking all four men ending this match. Rhino hits Mack with a spear on the inside, as Deaner hits a DDT on TJP. Joe Doering takes out Swann with a clothesline as Eric Young starts pacing around in the ring and says “What are you going to do? Nothing. There’s nothing you can do”

This match ends in a no-contest at 1:51

Earn Your Spot

Fire ‘n Flava are backstage as Kiera Hogan asks Tasha Steelz how Rosemary & Havok can just go and demand a title match from Scott D’Amore, how does that work? How can they do that? Kiera states how they had to earn their spot, and that’s what they need to do also. Tasha said they beat them before when they had other partners, so what’s the difference if they face them again. They walk off saying they are going to go talk to Scott D’Amore, D’Amore sees them and tries to run into his office but gets stopped. They ask him how people can just demand title matches and want an explanation. D’Amore says they are always asking for competition and Rosemary & Havok are looking for opportunity, but he hears what they are saying about them not having proved themselves, so next week they will have a tag team match and he can evaluate them. Kiera & Tasha don’t seem happy about this and walk off.

Extreme All-Star Team

Gia Miller is backstage with Tommy Dreamer, Moose, Chris Sabin & Sami Callihan and asks Dreamer if he has the confidence that his team will stay on the same page tonight. Dreamer says there is an old saying, ‘United we stand, divided we fall’. Dreamer asks if he ever wanted to tag or share a locker room with Raven, as he would slit his throat or stab him in the back every chance he could, but together they got the job done. He brings up Moose and Callihan not liking or trusting him, and the only person he likes on his Extreme All-Star Team is Chris Sabin. Sabin says that’s why he’s on this team because he respects Dreamer. Sabin says he can get along with Callihan, but he absolutely hates Moose, but he will put the team first as it’s the right thing to do and tells Moose he better do the same. Moose says they should know by now, all he cares about is winning, and tells Callihan he was there at Daily’s Place and should know nobody has a bigger issue with Kenny Omega than him. Callihan says he has an issue with Omega, the Good Brothers, and Don Callis, but this is bigger than all that. This is them putting their foot down and beating their ass.

Chris Bey vs. Petey Williams

Bey starts the match in control, takes down Petey, and starts stomping him all the way to the corner where he whips him but gets taken down himself with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors. Bey places Petey on the top rope, but Petey hits a hurricanrana, sets Bey on the ropes where he hits him with a dropkick for a 1 count. Petey sets up Bey in a Tree of Woe, as he stands on Bey’s jewels. They fight on the apron a bit, with Bey hitting a flying elbow drop for a two-count, followed by a swinging neck breaker for another two. Bey goes for a standing moonsault, but Petey moves out the way and hits an Oklahoma Roll for a two. They each go for a backslide, but Bey stops him with a clothesline. Bey holds Petey down by applying his legs around Petey’s head, but Petey fights out. They continue to trade strikes until Petey hits a German Suplex followed by a running knee. Petey calls for the Canadian Destroyer, but Bey counters and hits a modified TKO. They fight off back and forth until Petey hits a side Russian leg sweep into a 2 count. Petey hits a pop-up powerbomb and goes for the Destroyer again, but Bey trips him up. Petey is able to lock in a Sharpshooter, but Bey reaches for the bottom rope. Petey goes for the suplex, but Bey reverses into a small package for a two count. Petey goes for another Destroyer, Bey throws him off into a cutter followed by the Art of the Finesse for the pin.

Winner: Chris Bey by pinfall at 7:45

As Bey is celebrating, Ace Austin comes out with Rohit Raju, Madman Fulton & Shera. They go into the ring and start attacking Petey Williams as Austin is telling Bey “It could be five”, but Bey just leaves the ring. Trey Miguel and Josh Alexander run out to save Petey, but the heels gain control and start attacking them all. Bey looks conflicted but ends up running back in and taking out Shera and Austin. Fulton lifts up Bey, but Bey is able to take Fulton outside with a hurricanrana. Raju goes after Bey, but Bey takes him out with a jumping knee. Bey, Alexander, Petey, and Miguel surround Austin and start attacking him, tossing him to the outside onto his entourage.

The Last Resort

We go to Susan and Kimber Lee in the back where Susan is saying nothing is work and they are hitting rock bottom right now. Kimber tells her it’s ok because they can still be a team and go after the tag team titles. Susan says what if that doesn’t work, but Lee says there’s always a backup plan, but that’s the last resort. Susan asks what it is, as Lee says “Su Yung”, but Susan asks, “Who’s that?”

Something Out of Nothing

Jake Something backstage says last week Brian Myers made a joke out of his name and it won’t be the first or last time as his name has painted a target on his back and he welcomes it. The man he was before was weak, but he’s not weak, he’s strong enough to stand on his own two feet and he made a name for himself. You can question his name, but never question who he is as a man, what he does in that ring, or if he’s a professional. So he challenges Myers to a match, and if Myers can beat him he will say that Myers is the most professional wrestler, but if he beats Myers, Myers will have to say that Something is a professional and acknowledge him for the man that he is.

Steve Maclin vs. Manny Smith

Smith is the former Manny Lemons who has wrestled before in AEW Dark: Elevation. D’Lo brings up the fact that they tried to reach out to Maclin for a pre-match conversation again, but Maclin respectfully declined and said when he has something to tell you, you’ll know it. Maclin starts the match by taking Smith down with a headlock and continues to hold him down. Smith breaks out, but Maclin immediately hits him with a knee and an Olympic Slam. Maclin blocks Smith’s boot and starts stomping and punching him in the corner followed by a clothesline. Maclin places Smith upside down in the corner and stomps him out, the referee tries to stop Maclin who yells back “Don’t you dare touch me again”, as Maclin hits a running spear to Smith who was still upside down. Smith tries to fight back, but it only angers Maclin who hits a German Suplex and starts hammering elbows down on Smith. Maclin calls that it’s over and hits a Michinoku Driver II-B for the pin.

Winner: Steve Maclin by pinfall at 3:47

Young Boy’s Ears

We go to Brian Myers and Sam Beale backstage as Myers tells Beale to take notes. Myers says Something has laid out a challenge for him for next week, and he accepts it because he isn’t going to lose and call Something a professional. The entire wrestling industry knows that Myers is a professional, but he wants Beale to hear it with his own ears.

Next Week

  • #1 Contender’s Match: Susan & Kimber Lee vs. Rosemary & Havok
  • Jake Something vs. Brian Myers
  • Kenny Omega & Sami Callihan Slammiversary Contract Signing

The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) & Kenny Omega (w/ Don Callis) vs. Chris Sabin, Moose & Sami Callihan (w/ Tommy Dreamer)

As Kenny Omega comes out wearing the IMPACT World Championship, Karl Anderson is wearing the AEW World Title, Doc Gallows with the TNA World Title, and Don Callis with the AAA Mega Title. Josh Mathews does plug that you can see the Good Brothers at NJPW Resurgence on August 14th and where you can buy tickets. Callis introduces himself in Spanish, and then introduces Omega as ‘A God among insects, a man who eclipses some of the greatest names in the history of the business; Gotch, Hackenschmidt, Strangler Lewis, Toots Mondt, Verne Gagne, Greg Gagne, Dory Funk, Terry Funk, Jack Brisco and Jerry Brisco’

Sabin and Anderson start the match with Sabin taking Anderson down and going for a quick two-count. Sabin angrily tags in Moose, who gets right in Sabin’s face and tells him not to put his hands on him, Callihan has seen enough so he tags himself in and takes out Anderson, Omega and Gallows on his own, Omega tries to sneak back in and take Callihan, but he turns around as Omega runs to the back as we go to commercial.

When we come back, everybody is back in their positions as Callihan, and Anderson is in the middle of the ring. Sabin tags in and starts working on Anderson’s left arm and gently tags Moose in. Moose starts chopping Anderson in the corner and lands one on Sabin as well to tag him in. Dreamer gets on the apron and begs for Sabin and Moose to get on the same page. Anderson takes advantage of the distraction and throws Sabin to the outside where Omega and Gallows start attacking him. Omega and Gallows trade-off tags, while holding Sabin in their corner where Gallows takes Sabin out with an uppercut. Omega hits a big splash on Sabin with Gallows and Anderson on his back for a two-count. Anderson tags in as he and Omega hit Sabin with a double back elbow for a two-count before Anderson holds Sabin down with a chin lock. Gallows comes in and hits a stalled elbow for a two-count before he puts on a rest hold of his own. Sabin fights off Gallows, takes down Omega and Anderson, rolls over to tag Moose, but Moose steps away from the hot tag. Sabin fights off Omega again and tags in Callihan instead, as Anderson gets tagged as well. As Omega is distracting the referee, Anderson hits a low blow on Callihan who falls over, and Sabin tags in hitting a crossbody on Anderson for a two-count. Omega tags in and they try to triple team Sabin, but Sabin is able to fight all three off including an amazing tornado DDT on Omega where he bounces off the back of Anderson and the head of Gallows. As Sabin goes and hits a Shining Wizard on Omega, Moose tags himself in. Moose yells at Sabin that he’s the legal man and tells Sabin to leave the ring, who does not before pushing Moose. Moose goes and throws Sabin back in the ring, tagging him in the process. Moose goes to leave to the back, but Dreamer tries and stops him. As Moose has his back turned, Don Callis pushes Dreamer into Moose, so Moose takes out Dreamer thinking it was him before Sabin dives onto Moose on the outside. Sabin goes back inside, dodges the V-Trigger, puts Omega up for the Cradle Shock, but Omega escapes and hits the Snap Dragon Suplex. Omega tags in Anderson, as the Good Brothers hit the Magic Killer on Sabin, and Anderson gets the pin as Omega takes out Callihan with a V-Trigger.

Winners: The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) & Kenny Omega by pinfall at 10:42 (plus commercials)

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New York native and reporter at POST Wrestling. He is also Associate Producer at POISONRANA, co-host of 'Collision Course' and the host of the 'Shot in the Dark' podcast.