IMPACT Slammiversary featured the debut of former WWE Superstars—and present Paul Heyman deniers—Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, amongst others together with Heath Slater, the return of the Motor City Machine Guns and the crowning of a brand new IMPACT world champion after former champion Tessa Blanchard’s contract was terminated.
IMPACT Wrestling—Key Competition
- Mainstream News Coverage of COVID-19
- MLB Spring Training
Pro Wrestling Bits—WWE Extreme Rules 2020 Preview
IMPACT Wrestling Total YouTube Viewership this Past Tuesday
- Most-Viewed: Braun Strowman vs. Bray Wyatt—WWE Universal Championship from Money within the Bank 2020 (67,000 views)
- Least-Viewed: IMPACT XXL Puts Tag Team Division on Notice (25,643 views)
- Median Viewership: 35,569
IMPACT Slammiversary Results: Saturday, July 18, 2020
The Motor City Machine Guns def. The Rascalz
Moments after Chris Saban screwed up a hurricanrana:
Josh Mathews to Don Callis: “You notice any ring rust?”
Don Callis: “Nope, not at all…”
This poor match was upstaged by Joey Ryan’s shock return to social media.
Moose def. Tommy Dreamer—TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Moose spent this whole match stealing the “Wrestling God” nickname and, regardless of Slammiversary trending No. 1 worldwide, JBL didn’t development on Twitter as soon as.
Moose can leap approach too excessive for a person his dimension. It’s unimaginable.
Moose teased pushing Tommy Dreamer’s complete face right into a mattress of thumbtacks in a attainable preview of tomorrow’s Eye for an Eye Match.
If Moose is out right here beating credible IMPACT stars, these salty announcers must be slightly extra respectful of his personal credibility as TNA world heavyweight champion.
Kylie Rae Wins Knockouts for the Gold Gauntlet Match
- Tasha Steelz (Eliminated by Susie)
- Kylie Ray—WINNER
- Johnny Bravo Dressed as Taya Valkyrie (Eliminated by Kylie Ray and Tasha Steelz)
- Kiera Hogan (Eliminated by Rosemary)
- Susie (Eliminated by Kiera Hogan)
- Katie Forbes (Eliminated by Taya Valkyrie)
- Kimber Lee (Eliminated by Kylie Rae)
- Madison Reign (Eliminated by Kylie Ray)
- Havok (Eliminated by Johnny Bravo)
- Taya Valkyrie (Pinned by Kylie Rae)
- Alisha (Eliminated by Kimber Lee)
- Naveah (Eliminated by Kimber Lee)
- Rosemary (Eliminated by Taya Valkyrie)
- Johnny Bravo Dressed as Rosemary (Eliminated by Johnny Bravo)
Josh Mathews mentioned speaking to Tasha Steelz made him really feel previous on account of all of the slang she was utilizing, however what I believe he meant is she makes him really feel “Caucasian.”
To play up the chilly, sociopathic nature of Susie’s character, her entrance is seemingly accompanied by industrial air con.
There are virtually as many darkish and ominous characters within the Knockouts division as there are in all of AEW.
Heath Slater Makes a Surprise Appearance
The first main shock of the evening was compromised by uneven audio.
Heath Miller showing on IMPACT Wrestling TV simply two weeks after showing on WWE TV is about as shut because it will get to a modern-day Rick Rude second.
It wouldn’t be IMPACT Wrestling with out rolling out the crimson carpet for a former WWE Superstar and that figures to be a theme tonight.
Chris Bey def. Willie Mack—X-Division Championship
Willie Mack is so enjoyable to observe within the ring.
Chris Bey calling his shot by naming a brand new finisher earlier than the match began was the kind of flex extra heels must make.
This match made full use of the silence within the constructing with loud chops and trash-talk.
Willie Mack actually bought the hell out of Chris Bey’s new finisher and boy did it look brutal.
The North def. Ken Shamrock and Sami Callihan—IMPACT Tag Team Championship
This match was described as Batman and The Joker being on the identical facet. For anyone who is aware of their comedian e-book historical past of superheroes working with villains, this alliance doesn’t determine to final in any respect.
Not sufficient wrestlers put on headgear like Ethan Page.
This match expertly constructed to dueling ankle locks by Ken Shamrock and Ethan Page right into a slap struggle by Sami Callihan and Josh Alexander.
Sami Callihan has the cleanest piledriver in wrestling proper now.
Alex Shelley calling out The North for having related ring gear than them was supreme shade.
This is a pleasant reminder that Chris Saba is a former world champion. That’s wild to consider.
Deonna Purrazzo def. Jordynne Grace—IMPACT Knockouts Championship
The contract signing for this match appeared prefer it occurred in a brush closet.
This match immediately leveled up the second Jordynne Grace began bleeding from the mouth, and I don’t suppose that’s a coincidence.
Jordynne Grace wrestles like a flying shoot fighter and I like to see it.
Eddie Edwards def. Eric Young, Ace Austin, Trey and Rich Swann—IMPACT World Championship
IMPACT Wrestling teased a former world champion was the shock entrant, solely to be revealed as Rich Swann. With All due respect to Rich, I hoped this was a crimson herring.
It’s good to see Eric Young together with his boots tied once more.
This match bordered on having too many strikes for the sake of strikes, nevertheless it was nonetheless athletically sound.
Eric Young delivered the second piledriver of the evening and Sami Zayn’s Callihan’s is safe.
It was good to see the IMPACT World Championship come down to 2 tenured IMPACT Wrestlers in Eddie Edwards and Ace Austin.
The Good Brothers have been booked like The Road Warriors of their IMPACT Wrestling debut.
EC III’s remaining shock return made it simple to overlook how unhealthy issues went in WWE.