Sami Callihan def. Trevor Lee
Between facing Ethan Page last week and taking on Callihan this week, it looks like Lee is officially a babyface. I don't know what he did to officially turn, though. At any rate, this was a fun little match that allowed Callihan to maintain momentum and to set up the post-match angle that saw Cage confront Callihan. I'm looking forward to their eventual one-on-one clash for the Impact X-Division Championship.
Impact World Tag Team Champions LAX def. The Heavenly Bodies (Non-title)
According to the commentators, The Heavenly Bodies were a part of a recent IMPACT One Night Only pay-per-view, but I didn't watch it, so this was my introduction to them. They scored way more offense than I thought it would, but that's not a bad thing. They looked real good in defeat and it was an enjoyable encounter on the whole. Based off a backstage segment from later on in the night, Matt Sydal and Page appear to be LAX's next championship challengers.
Rohit Raju def. Gama Singh by Disqualification
I may be in the minority here (and I don't think I am), but I couldn't care less about this angle with the Desi Hit Squad. They came into the company with little buzz, failed to impress and fizzled out quickly. Them battling each other to earn respect (or whatever the hell it is) does nothing for me. The crowd was dead silent for this and I don't blame them at all. Someone interfered at the end and attacked Raju, who is apparently his new partner. Does any of this make any sense to anyone?
Killer Kross and Moose def. KM and Fallah Bahh
KM and Bahh have become quite the treat as a tandem and I enjoy their matches, regardless of who they're up against. Kross and Moose are being booked as a dominant force at the moment, so it made sense for them to run through KM and Bahh with ease (though the babyfaces put up a fight before being defeated). Eddie Edwards and Moose brawled to the back afterward, so they're clearly on a collision course for a singles matchup.
Su Yung def. Kiera Hogan
The Yung and Allie angle may have jumped the shark for some at Bound for Glory with the weird progression of their storyline, but I'm still somewhat invested and am intrigued by Allie's change in character. The match itself was well-wrestled while it lasted. I'm sure this is leading to a rematch between Allie and Yung at some point, but I'm left here wondering when the hell Rosemary is going to return to TV (her BFG appearance aside).
Impact World Champion Johnny Impact def. Fenix
While most fans probably didn't expect Impact to drop the strap in his first title defense, this was still an excellent match and they worked wonderfully together. It had a great pace and the athleticism was off the charts. Fenix is one of the best in the world right now and, if this was any indication of what he'll bring to the table in the ring as champion, I'm excited for the remainder of Impact's title run. The OGz then ambushed Fenix afterward, signaling a Lucha Brothers vs. OGz feud that has a ton of potential.
Of course, the main event was the biggest highlight from this edition of IMPACT! Wrestling and you should go out of your way to check it out, but the rest of the episode held up nicely as well. More rivalries are being set up for the coming weeks/months of programming and the in-ring action was solid overall. The stuff with the Desi Hit Squad is stupid to me, but everything else IMPACT is doing at the moment has my interest.
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