Impact is coming in hot tonight after the buzz created by so many surprises at their Slammiversary PPV. Chelsea Green, No Way Jose, Thunder Rosa, Mickie James, FinJuice, and Jay White made their presence felt. Impact Wrestling will be continuing the momentum with James, White, Green, and FinJuice advertised to appear on television.
Mickie James arrived at Slammiversary to invite Deonna Purrazzo to be on the NWA’s all-women Empowerrr PPV on August 28. After Purrazzo insulted James and her trash bag, Mickie went Hardcore Country with a superkick to the mush. Backstage, Gail Kim reminded James that she’s not supposed to be kicking ass. To show her appreciation for Kim setting up the appearance, James wants to make it right.
In the main event at Slammiversary, Kenny Omega prevailed over Sami Callihan in a no DQ title fight. Don Callis was not pleased with the violence dished out to Omega. Time to call the lawyers about Impact’s negligence.
EXCLUSIVE: "I am very concerned right now with my family because I have never seen him like this before." @TheDonCallis was worried for a bloody @KennyOmegamanX after #Slammiversary. pic.twitter.com/XDjhRHr3PN— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 19, 2021
The show ended with a cliffhanger as Bullet Club leader “Switchblade” Jay White shared a staredown with Omega in a tease between the Bullet Club and the Elite. A skirmish ensued, but the cameras already cut out. Viewers only heard quick commentary reaction. That footage will be aired on the BTI pre-show.
Impact Wrestling will address that with White being on the television program tonight.
TONIGHT at 8/7c on @AXSTV /@fightnet /Twitch !— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 22, 2021
Following his confrontation with @KennyOmegamanX, @MachineGunKA and @The_BigLG at #Slammiversary, @JayWhiteNZ will be in the IMPACT Zone! #IMPACTonAXSTV @njpwglobal pic.twitter.com/c2ym73EZnC
As for Sami Callihan losing the world title match, his outlook was rather lame. Callihan took solace in knowing he inflicted pain on Omega. He will count that as a win. That reaction does not fit with the story going in. The whole point was to bring the title back home to Impact. Talking tough after losing his specialty match makes Callihan look like an ignoramus.
EXCLUSIVE: @TheSamiCallihan may have failed to regain the IMPACT World Championship but he was satisfied with the physical punishment he inflicted on @KennyOmegamanX. #Slammiversary pic.twitter.com/MdB2pTEFPk— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 20, 2021
Chelsea Green is back in Impact and she’s coming for the Knockouts Championship.
EXCLUSIVE: "I'm back, I'm here to stay and I'm coming straight for that Knockouts Championship." @ImChelseaGreen and @TheMattCardona were #AlwayzReady for @TenilleDashwood and @Myers_Wrestling. #Slammiversary pic.twitter.com/OAwytO9QmZ— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 18, 2021
The most intriguing promo from the bunch came with a Bullet Club teaser. Chris Bey kicked Rohit Raju out his locker room only to discover a Bullet Club t-shirt waiting for him. Could it Bey an official invitation to join?
Other post-match promos from Slammiversary include Deonna Purrazzo basking in the glow of the Virtuosa’s reign, Josh Alexander being a fighting champion, Good Brothers feeling good after winning the tag titles, Eric Young targeting Rich Swann & Willie Mack about ruining Violent by Design’s design, W. Morrissey justifying how he cheated to win, Thunder Rosa making history, FinJuice as sweet boy champions of the world, Chris Sabin rubbing in his win over Moose, and Moose not being happy about it.
The match lineup for Impact Wrestling includes:
- Knockouts Tag Team Championship: Rosemary & Havok (c) vs. Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz
- FinJuice vs. Ace Austin & Madman Fulton
- Matt Cardona, Chelsea Green, & Jake Something vs. Brian Myers, Tenille Dashwood, & Sam Beale
- Chris Bey vs. Rohit Raju