Kenny Omega returned as a coach for his weekly appearance on Impact Wrestling tonight (May 6, 2021). He also put in work beating down Impact talent for fun. Omega wasn’t the only crossover. Bullet Club member El Phantasmo made his debut in the Impact Zone.
The evening began with triple champion Kenny Omega yucking it up backstage with his Good Brothers about last week’s beatdown of Sami Callihan and Eddie Edwards. Don Callis refocused the group toward picking up wins. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows need to get back on track with victories. Omega offered his coaching services to ensure success when Gallows wrestles NJPW’s Juice Robinson on the show. Coach Kenny aimed to channel his experience coaching high school girls basketball to lift Gallows onward and upward.
Coach Kenny delivered the W. The winning tactic was Omega and Anderson hopping on the apron to distract Robinson when he had momentum. David Finlay stood idly by watching it unfold like a jamoke. Gallows countered an inverted double underhook into a slam. He followed with a running boot to knock Robinson back into the corner. A two-handed sitdown chokeslam earned Gallows victory.
After the match, Omega and the Good Brothers stomped Robinson and David Finlay. Eddie Edwards ran in for the save and was quickly pummeled.
Those six men will meet in a trios bout at Under Siege on May 15. Also at Under Siege, Omega’s next title challenger will be determined in a six-way #1 contender bout. Chris Bey, Matt Cardona, and Sami Callihan qualified last week. Chris Sabin, Trey Miguel, and Moose qualified tonight.
The full lineup for the 6 Way #1 Contenders Match at #UnderSiege on May 15th is set! @SuperChrisSabin vs. @DashingChrisBey vs. @TheSamiCallihan vs. @TheMattCardona vs. @TheTreyMiguel vs. @TheMooseNation! pic.twitter.com/wkAI2oqfpO— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 7, 2021
In other crossover news, El Phantasmo made his Impact debut coming from NJPW. He was billed as representing the Bullet Club.
Unfortunately, there was no interaction between him and the Elite on this episode.
Phantasmo wrestled VSK. You may remember VSK from such AEW programs as Dark and Dark: Elevation. Does VSK count as a score through the Forbidden Door?
Phantasmo took care of business to win with a superkick. It wasn’t any ordinary superkick though. Matt Striker mentioned rumors that Phantasmo uses a loaded boot. Phantasmo’s claim is that he strengthened his foot by kicking trees in Canada.
I love that explanation from Phantasmo. It reminds me of Tong Po kicking concrete pillars in the Jean-Claude Van Damme movie Kickboxer.
How do you rate this week’s crossover action to Impact? Do you like the twist on Phantasmo’s superkick?