Impact Wrestling (Aug. 26, 2021) went back to the realm of horror with another soul being snatched by Su Yung and Kimber Lee.
Poor Brandi Lauren. She came in for a match against Melina a few weeks ago, and now she is being abducted by Su Yung and Kimber Lee. Get ready for a creepy time.
I don’t know what to say, but one thing is for sure. Someone needs to stop those evildoers before they clear out the Impact locker room. The Knockouts division is a strong suit for Impact, but there will be no one left for the show if this threat continues to fester.
Kiera Hogan was snatched by Yung and Lee, then she popped up in AEW. Perhaps Lauren can find herself on Elevation and Dark next week. That Forbidden Door really needs to open for Abadon, if just to see all the ghouls on screen together in Impact.
I’d also like Gia Miller to request comment from Rosemary on these kidnappings. The demon assassin is the one in Impact with the most knowledge of the Undead Realm. She should be able to shed light on the situation for us mortals.
Let’s rocket through the rest of the show from beginning to end.
Matt Striker and D’Lo Brown were on commentary.
Chris Sabin defeated Sami Callihan. Sabin survived a crub stomp and a piledriver to win via Cradle Shock finisher.
Afterward, Moose rushed Callihan. Eddie Edwards used a kendo stick to make the save from steel chair violence.
Taylor Wilde was tired of The Influence trifling in her matches. If they are going to interfere anyway, then she might as well wrestle them 1-on-3 in a handicap match.
Callihan mocked Edwards for helping him. Edwards clarified that he was just repaying the favor from last week.
NWA Empowerrr hype. Mickie James promoted the all-women Empowerrr PPV on Saturday, August 28. Deonna Purrazzo was annoyed that a video package made it seem like her Knockouts Championship defense against Melina will actually be competitive. Attitudes were hot between Purrazzo and James, so the champ sent a physical message to James. Melina ran in for the save to eject Purrazzo from the ring.
Brian Myers taught Sam Beale how to professionally wear no sleeves. Myers decided to share even more of his knowledge by having a casting call to find another protege.
Chris Bey defeated David Finlay. FinJuice blamed Bey for the sneak attack on Juice Robinson last week, so Finlay came for payback. Unfortunately for Finlay, Bey won via roll-up with his feet on the ropes.
Rich Swann and Willie Mack are ready for the main event against the Good Brothers. They didn’t win tag team gold at Emergence, but at least they weren’t the ones who were pinned in the three-way. That means they are still in line for a title shot.
Josh Alexander issued an open challenge to any former X-Division champion.
Christian Cage in the Impact Zone. Tommy Dreamer put over the champ as someone Impact can be proud of. Ace Austin and Madman Fulton interrupted the love fest. Ace introduced himself to Christian as the future youngest world champ in Impact history. Ace will win that belt at Victory Road. The bad guys tried a cheap shot, but their advances were rebuffed for the good guys to stand tall.
.@The_Ace_Austin plans to become the youngest man to ever hold the IMPACT World Championship, at the expense of @Christian4Peeps. #IMPACTonAXSTV @THETOMMYDREAMER @FultonWorld pic.twitter.com/4IKbn60ed3— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 27, 2021
Eric Young had enough of Rhino’s failure. He is going to cleanse Rhino’s weakness in the holy waters of change.
Ace requested a match next week against Tommy Dreamer. Scott D’Amore added a twist. If Dreamer wins, then he will be inserted into the title match to make it a three-way at Victory Road.
The Influence defeated Taylor Wilde. Wilde bit off more than she could chew in the handicap match. The numbers game was too much as Tenille Dashwood picked up the pin on a single-leg dropkick. After the match, Dashwood, Madison Rayne, and Kaleb Konley continued putting the boots to Wilde. Jordynne Grace and Rachael Ellering ran in for the save.
During the BTI pre-show, Steve Maclin was going to use a chair in his match against TJP. Petey Williams ran in for the save to hit a Canadian Destroyer on Maclin. That resulted in a DQ loss for TJP. During the main show, TJP expressed his frustration at Williams costing him the match. Williams was annoyed that TJP was ungrateful for the help. They agreed to stay out of each other’s way.
Matt Cardona wanted more of Rohit Raju and Shera. Chelsea Green stepped up as his tag partner.
Fallah Bahh apologized to Tasha Steelz for taking the pin in their eight-wrestler tag loss to Decay at Emergence. To make things rights, he offered to take care of Crazy Steve and Black Taurus, so Steelz could focus on taking the tag titles from Rosemary and Havok.
Rich Swann & Willie Mack defeated Good Brothers. Swann countered Karl Anderson into a roll-up victory. After the match, the Good Brothers violently destroyed Swann and Mack. They rammed Swann into a chair and hit a Magic Killer on Mack. The parting shot was powerbombing Mack through a table on the floor.
This episode of Impact Wrestling was heavy on setting up future stories. The tease continued for Sami Callihan and Eddie Edwards to become best friends eventually, more seeds were planted for Deonna Purrazzo to hopefully wrestle Mickie James, Brian Myers is scouting new talent, Rhino will be forced to take a bath, Petey Williams and TJP are on the fence as friend or foe, Chelsea Green is afraid of no man, and Rich Swann & Willie Mack should be in line for another tag title shot.
Writing that last sentence made me notice the potential for Impact to restock the tag team division. Fallah Bahh & No Way Jose, Callihan & Edwards, Williams & TJP, Beale & a new Myers protege, and most intriguing would be Green & Cardona as an intergender duo. That certainly provides fresh matchups for whoever emerges with the gold from the Good Brothers feud with Swann & Mack. Let’s hear it for tag team action!
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