When Kenny Omega showed up on Impact Wrestling last week, it was unclear how often he would appear going forward. Rumors swirled that Omega would work at least one PPV. That chatter turned out to be correct. Omega just booked himself into the main event of Impact’s Hard to Kill PPV on January 16. He’ll have Bullet Club buddies by his side.
Omega and Don Callis were watching the show from their luxurious bus when they observed the Motor City Machine Guns cutting a promo to disrespect “Machine Gun” Karl Anderson.
"There's only room for two machine guns in this company and you ain't one them." @SuperChrisSabin is ready for @MachineGunKA in our MAIN EVENT! #IMPACTonAXSTV @fakekinkade pic.twitter.com/YGsA7m4uuQ— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 16, 2020
Anderson was scheduled to wrestle Chris Sabin in the main event of the evening’s program, but Omega and Callis riled Anderson up to start the fight early.
.@KennyOmegamanX and @TheDonCallis have FIRED UP @MachineGunKA to take out @SuperChrisSabin. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/rXcocO9L2E— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 16, 2020
Anderson ran into Rich Swann on his way to seeking out Sabin. Swann insinuated that Anderson was being a turkey taking orders from Omega. MCMG strolled up to outnumber Anderson. He wisely backed away to wait for the match.
.@MachineGunKA wanted none of @SuperChrisSabin when he was backed up by @GottaGetSwann and @fakekinkade. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/r0IL8cSzuc— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 16, 2020
Back on the bus, Anderson and Omega were angered by Swann’s trash-talk. Omega hinted that Swann would be on the receiving end of payback.
.@KennyOmegamanX seems to be getting a little agitated toward IMPACT World Champion @GottaGetSwann. #IMPACTonAXSTV @MachineGunKA @TheDonCallis pic.twitter.com/xYGpEOclNH— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 16, 2020
During the main event, Anderson was victorious over Sabin via roll-up with a grab of the tights. Swann confronted Anderson backstage, and shocking chaos ensued.
.@KennyOmegamanX, @The_BigLG and @MachineGunKA took out @GottaGetSwann, @fakekinkade and @SuperChrisSabin as a HUGE #HardToKill match was made. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/Oqjk9uCqHx— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 16, 2020
Anderson popped Swann in the kisser. MCMG attacked Anderson. Luke Gallows made a surprise return from injury to smash Sabin and Alex Shelley. Swann kicked the Big LG in the mush. Omega came from off-screen to whack Swann with a wet floor sign. Omega then booked himself into a trios bout with Anderson and Gallows against Swann, Sabin, and Shelley for the Hard to Kill PPV on January 16. As Impact EVP, Callis made it official.
That was a nifty story arc throughout this episode of Impact Wrestling. All the scenes blended well to tell the tale building to the gift of Omega exploding with violence. Seeing the payoff of Omega getting physical was delightful. I really wasn’t expecting him to leave his bus until next year. With all the witty banter taking place, best of all was Omega’s maniacal laughter. Omega has been a home run so far in his Impact appearances. Impact has been much more successful than AEW in getting Omega’s heel character over.
Are you excited for Omega reuniting with his Bullet Club mates? Will you be buying Impact’s Hard to Kill PPV on January 16?