Havok def. Su Yung by Disqualification
It's well documented that I have not been a fan of this feud and don't particularly care for it, but to give credit where it's due, this was a quality contest. I appreciated the intensity both women brought to the table and they maintained a good pace throughout. The non-finish obviously ensures that the rivalry will continue. I wouldn't be surprised to see them clash in a stipulation match of some sort at Bound for Glory next month.
Moose def. Fallah Bahh
I didn't expect to enjoy this feud between Moose and Bahh as much as I have. Granted, I still believe it's a slight step down for Moose after beating Rob Van Dam at Slammiversary, but at least it's kept him busy. Plus, the matches have been fun and Bahh has gained a lot credibility-wise from working with and taking the fight to Moose. I don't look at him as comic relief the same way I did a month ago, so this feud has been successful in that respect. That said, Moose winning was the right call.
TJP def. Golden Magic
TJP felt he was robbed of victory by Magic in last week's four-way match, so this was his shot at redemption. They were given an ample amount of time and it was well wrestled on the whole, but between the blown spots and the crowd not coming across like they were overly invested, this was average at best in my opinion. I thought there was a chance TJP might turn heel afterward by attacking Magic, but apparently not. He'll likely end up in that role eventually since that's where he seems to be most comfortable/natural.
Rob Van Dam def. Madman Fulton by Disqualification
It's amazing that the commentators (specifically Don Callis) continue to ramble on about how RVD is still in the prime of his career, which could not be any farther from the truth. I'm an RVD fan, but he's just a low slower than he used to be and thus it's difficult to take him seriously as a threat to a guy the size of Fulton. This was fine while it lasted but ultimately nothing special. I get the feeling this angle might lead to RVD challenging for Jake Crist's Impact X-Division Championship at Bound for Glory.
Impact World Tag Team Champions The North def. LAX in a Titles vs. Careers Match
These are two of the top teams in all of wrestling right now, so you can't blame me for expecting an instant classic out of them, especially given the stipulation. Unfortunately, it was just an entertaining outing and nothing more. Hell, it didn't even close out the show! I realize almost everyone knew what the outcome was going to be based off LAX's recent debut in AEW at All Out last weekend, but it would have been cool if they left on a high note with another awesome performance. Nonetheless, The North benefit big time from ending the IMPACT careers of LAX and now they're the tandem to beat.
Impact World Champion Brian Cage Proposed to Melissa Santos
Cage announced that despite being sidelined with an injury for the better part of his title reign, he will be cleared to compete by Bound to Glory to defend the gold against Sami Callihan. I figured Callihan interrupt him, but instead, Cage proposed to Santos. It was a cool moment, but I believe they've been married in reality now for a while (and most fans are aware of that), so I'm not sure why they needed to do it in storyline too unless it's going to be incorporated into an angle soon. Considering Cage is feuding with Callihan, I assume that will be the case.
Between LAX's farewell from IMPACT and Cage proposing to Santos, I guess you could say this was a pretty newsworthy edition of IMPACT! Wrestling. The rest of the show held up nicely with some solid matches, so thankfully this was a strong improvement over last week's poor episode. Bound for Glory is coming up quickly, but before then, there are a slew of matches on tap for next week including Tessa Blanchard and Tommy Dreamer vs. oVe in a Street Fight, Eddie Edwards vs. Ace Austin, and Dr. Wagner Jr. vs. Texano Jr.
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