The Lucha Brothers and Taurus def. Impact World Tag Team Champions LAX and Daga
I'm familiar with Daga from Lucha Underground (the guy is a great talent), but no so much Taurus. That said, he impressed me with the showing he had here, and the overall outing was a lot of fun. The pace was chaotic, the action was entertaining, and all six stars worked wonderfully together. The Lucha Brothers picking up the victory sets them up for another shot at the tag team titles on next week's show.
Kiera Hogan and Jordynne Grace def. Allie and Su Yung
This was a rematch from last month's Homecoming pay-per-view. It was another well-wrestled affair between the two teams, but you had to know Rosemary getting involved was only inevitable. Sure enough, the lights went out at one point and Rosemary replaced Yung on the ring apron, leading to Allie getting distracted and Hogan picking up the victory. Hogan and Grace partially felt like afterthoughts as a result of Rosemary's appearance, but at least they were able to rebound from their Homecoming loss.
Eli Drake and Eddie Edwards def. The Rascalz
The story here is that Drake is trying to bring back the "old" Eddie Edwards and encouraged Edwards to leave "Kenny" (his kendo stick) in the back. They actually fared pretty well as a team and managed to coexist. Drake won after using "Kenny," so not only is he a hypocrite for what he said to Edwards, he was also anti-hardcore in his recent rivalry with Abyss. I'm looking forward to the feud between those two going forward. As a match, this was enjoyable.
Psycho Clown def. Fallah Bahh
The World Cup will be returning at Uncaged in two weeks, so in a preview of Team IMPACT vs. Team AAA, Clown took on Bahh. This is the first I'm hearing of World Cup being brought back, so although I don't have much of an interest in it (will there be anything on the line?), I appreciate the company's effort to hype it up with this outing. It was perfectly fine for what it was yet likely won't be remembered a week from now.
Moose and Killer Kross def. Impact World Champion Johnny Impact and Brian Cage
Kross and Moose have been common enemies of Impact and Cage lately, but Impact and Cage have had issues of their own as well. This was a fairly formulaic tag team match early on, but they picked up the pace in the second half and that was when things got interesting. As expected, Impact accidentally hitting Cage was what cost them the win in the end. With Kross already having beaten Impact a few weeks ago and now Moose owning a victory over Impact, I would just throw them into the Uncaged main event and make it a Fatal 4-Way.
Uncaged, the next special edition of IMPACT! Wrestling, is set to take place in two weeks and will be headlined by Impact vs. Cage for the Impact World Championship. Taya Valkyrie vs. Tessa Blanchard in a Street Fight for the Impact Knockouts Championship was announced for it on this show. Before then, though, The Lucha Brothers and LAX will collide in a rematch for the Impact World Tag Team Championship on next week's episode. As for this show, it was tag teams galore, but at least everything served a purpose and ranged from good to very good. I wouldn't consider any one match to be must-see, but the full two hours were solid.
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