By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.internet Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Impression Wrestling Hits
Don Callis and Wealthy Swann: Swann was likable in his unified championship celebration earlier than Callis crashed his social gathering. Callis delivered a extremely good promo concerning the Swann vs. Kenny Omega title vs. title major occasion for Impression Wrestling’s Riot pay-per-view, and I loved the best way that Swann conveyed that Callis’s phrases received to him.
Sami Callihan vs. Trey Miguel: A superb major occasion that was given loads of time and concluded with a decisive end. Callihan wants extra warmth and must do much less teleporting, so this was a step in the appropriate path. Miguel at all times felt like he was pushed to a sure stage because the singles wrestler of The Rascalz, after which he would lose when he was within the ring with major occasion gamers. That is extra of the identical, although I think that they’re constructing to him finally scoring a significant win over Callihan.
Impression Wrestling Tag Champions Juice Robinson and Dave Finlay vs. Larry D and Acey Romero in a non-title match: A showcase match for the brand new tag group champions. I’m stunned that Impression wrote them off for his or her run in Japan, because it looks as if they might have simply recorded one other match together with some backstage segments upfront so it might have appeared like they by no means left, however maybe we’ll get some footage of the duo with the tag titles in a New Japan Professional Wrestling ring.
Deonna Purrazzo, Kiera Hogan, Tasha Steelz, Susan, Kimber Lee, and Tenille Dashwood vs. Havok, Nevaeh, Jazz, Jordynne Grace, ODB, and Alisha Edwards: A reasonably random, but effectively labored outing. They crammed plenty of Knockouts into one match and it didn’t actually really feel prefer it moved something ahead, however it was entertaining filler.
Rohit Raju vs. Shera: The precise man went over. I’m nonetheless undecided why they pulled Shera as Raju’s muscle, which appeared like a great position for him.
Impression Wrestling Misses
Rhino vs. Jake One thing: Rhino’s first match as a member of Violent By Design was underwhelming. I hoped for some kind of change from the look that Rhino has had since his ECW days. Reasonably, it was the identical Rhino making loopy eyes together with his hair a little bit messy. This additionally felt like a spot the place somebody decrease on the cardboard than One thing might have misplaced to Rhino. At the very least they went with a distraction end, as overplayed as these are in professional wrestling nowadays.