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Csonka’s Impact Wrestling One Night Only: Night of The Dummies 2018 Review

September 15, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s Impact Wrestling One Night Only Night of The Dummies 2018 in association with Xcite Wrestling Review

– Jay Freddie defeated Isys Ephex @ 8:15 via pin [**¾]
– Fallah Bahh defeated Richard Justice @ 8:10 via pin [**]
– Slyck Wagner Brown defeated Axel Lennox @ 9:18 via pin [**½]
– Alisha Edwards defeated Rebel @ 9:40 via pin [*]
– Team Tremendous defeated The Heavenly Bodies @ 10:30 via pin [***]
Street Fight: Santana defeated Homicide @ 8:30 via pin [***]
– Sean Carr defeated Brute Vanslyke @ 11:02 via pin [***]
– Moose defeated KM @ 14:07 via pin [**¾]
– Eddie Edwards defeated Eli Drake @ 24:24 via pin [**½]

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Jay Freddie vs. Isys Ephex: They lock up, working into some back and forth, trading shoulder tackles. Jay hits some arm drags and a dropkick; the snap suplex gets 2. Ephex looks to cut him off but takes a RANA to the floor and Jay levels him with a suicide dive. Back in and Jay flies in for a high cross but eats knees. Ephex grounds things, attacking the ribs, and covering for 2. Ephex continues to attack the midsection, grounds things and covers for 2. Ephex takes out the knee but Jay counters back into an inverted DDT. Jay fires up with uppercuts, hits a clothesline but Ephex fires back. Jay picks up the pace, hits a running kick and Saito suplex for 2. Ephex cuts him off with a sloppy sorta tornado DDT for 2. Jay fights off an Alabama slam and now hits the tiger driver for 2. Ephex hits a rough looking awful waffle for 2. Ephex takes jay up top and Jay fights him off, knocks him to the mat and flies off with a deep impact DDT for the win. Jay Freddie defeated Isys Ephex @ 8:15 via pin [**¾] This was a pretty good opener, Jay Freddie was impressive, but Isys Ephex was sloppy/bordering on dangerous at times.

Fallah Bahh vs. Richard Justice: They go sumo to begin, colliding center ring. Bahh challenges Justice to charge again and no sells him. Justice challenges Bahh, and they collide again. They keep colliding, and get tired. They collide again and fall to the floor. Back in and they do a double down. Justice pulls out his “hand” gun and stops Bahh and makes him drop to his knees. Bahh begs off and Justice puts the gun away. Bahh hits the Samoan drop and plays to the crowd. Bahh follows with head butts, and Justice is down. Bahh now hits the steamroller for 2. Bahh follows with chops, they trade and Justice fires up with machinegun chops but Bahh cuts him off and misses a charge, posting himself. Justice lays in strikes and slams Bahh. Justice celebrates with the fans on the floor. Back in and Bahh hits the belly to belly. The banzai drop finishes it. Fallah Bahh defeated Richard Justice @ 8:10 via pin [**] This was an ok comedy match that the live crowd liked a lot.

Slyck Wagner Brown vs. Axel Lennox: They lock up and Brown takes control with a side headlock. Lennox fights out and hits a shoulder tackle and they separate. They lockup and Brown grounds the action with a side headlock. Lennox fights to his feet, but Brown dumps him to the floor. Brown follows and works him over with chops. He then hits Lennox with a water bottle. Brown follows with a clothesline. Lennox fights back and slams him to the barricade. Lennox follows with clubbing strikes and an apron leg drop. Back in and Lennox covers for 2. The slam and elbow drop follows and Lennox again covers for 2. Brown gets a cradle for 2. They work into a double down, back to the feet and Brown hits some kicks and clotheslines; the DDT follows. They work into counters and Lennox hits a spinebuster for 2. Brown fights off Lennox, but Lennox hits a cutter for 2. Brown fires back, they trade, and Brown hits the corner dropkick and powerbomb. Brown follows with a splash mountain for the win. Slyck Wagner Brown defeated Axel Lennox @ 9:18 via pin [**½] This was a solid back and forth match that lacked a real sense of urgency to take it to the next level.

Alisha Edwards vs. Rebel: Rebel immediately heels it up, shoving Alisha around and mocking her size. Rebel is dismissive of Alisha, but Alisha counters back with some pin attempts and a headlock takeover. Rebel fights her off and chokes out Alisha in the ropes. Rebel hits a corner clothesline and they work into a series of sloppy pin attempts. Alisha now lays in chops but Rebel cuts her off. The running knee gets 2. Alisha cuts her off and hits a basement dropkick for 2. Rebel grabs the hair and slams Alisha down, covering for 2. Rebel hits a high kick and celebrates. She then covers for 2. Rebel now misses the corner attack and Alisha lays in strikes. She fires up and hits a bulldog for 2. Rebel hits a slam, heads to he ropes, and Alisha cuts her off and hits a super sloppy backpack stunner for the win. Alisha Edwards defeated Rebel @ 9:40 via pin [*] This was a bad, sloppy, and completely disjointed match.

Team Tremendous (Barry & Carr) vs. The Heavenly Bodies (Dustin & Justin): Justin and Barry to begin. They trade strikes, and Barry hits a dropkick and tags in Carr. Carr lays in chops and Barry tags in with a senton atomico. Justin cuts him off and tags in Dustin. He takes out Barry on the apron and back in, Dustin covers for 2. Barry sent back to the floor and Justin hits a cannonball to the floor. Back in and Justin maintains control and covers for 2. Dustin tags back in, double teams follow and the cover gets 2. Barry tries to fire back, but gets cut off. Double teams on Barry follow and the cover gets 2. Barry again fires back, but Justin cuts him off. Barry manages to dump him to the floor and Dustin pulls Carr to the floor. The Bodies miss the rocket launcher and Barry makes the tag. Carr runs wild and starts tossing bodies around and clears the ring. Barry follows with a tope and back in and the lawn dart flatliner gts2 for Team Tremendous. They isolate Dustin but Justin blind tags in and double team Carr. Barry fights them off and Carr is back for the save. Carr dumps Justin and Book’em Danno finishes it. Team Tremendous defeated The Heavenly Bodies @ 10:30 via pin [***] This was a good, all action, tag match that was simply fun.

Eli Drake joins us for the Fact of Life. Drake lays the hits early, “Dummy, Dummy Yeah, Lemmie talk to ya, E-L-Drake.” He then busts out his phone and has the mobile “Dummy” button with him. Jimmy Jacobs is his guest. Drake asks Jacobs about calling himself the Zombie Princess and asks why he wanted to be on his show. He says Drake isn’t ready for Eddie Edwards tonight. Jacobs says is a funny guy but needs help tonight, and he’s here to help. Jacobs says if Drake treats this like a joke, Eddie will be the only one laughing tonight. Drake is offended and bails, leaving Jacobs alone. He says that Drake is the Dummy and calls out LAX’s Santana. Jacobs says he’s here to help, but he’s not a bad guy, he’s a good guy. He heard the OGz jumped Ortiz. He offers to help Santana. Jacobs says he’s from the streets and can help. Santana shakes his hand and kicks him in the face, that’s a no.

Street Fight: Santana vs. Homicide: Here we go as they brawl at the bell and Santana hits a suicide dive. The brawl on the floor, and Santana hits a slam. Cide fires back and attacks with a chair. Santana cuts him off and steals the spike and uses it, and then follows with chair shots. They brawl into the crowd and then back to ringside. Santana throws a chair at Cide and follows with strikes. Back in and Santana hits a high cross but Cide rolls through and that gets 2. Santana hits the moonsault press but Cide follows with suplexes and covers for 2. He flips off the crowd, and then takes Santana up top and hits the cutter off the ropes for 2. Cide misses a charge and posts himself. The superkick follows, Santana then hits an island driver and frog splash for the win. Santana defeated Homicide @ 8:30 via pin [***] This was a short, but good action packed match. They really didn’t need the stipulation as they really didn’t use it all that much.

Sean Carr vs. Brute Vanslyke w/Father Derek: They lock up and Vanslyke overpowers Carr to begin. Carr picks up the pace, lays in chops and follows with a PK and standing moonsault for 1. Carr dumps Vanslyke and follows with an apron cannonball. Back in and Carr up top and Derek shoves him off, allowing Vanslyke to attack. Vanslyke lays in strikes and follows with chops. Derek gets involved again, and Vanslyke follows with a slam and elbow drop for 2. Vanslyke lays in head butts and hits a side back breaker for 2. Carr hits a head scissors, lays in chops and running strikes until Vanslyke hits a head butt and running cross body for 2. Vanslyke takes Carr up top and follows. Carr fights him off, knocks him to the mat and hits a missile dropkick and enziguri. The code breaker follows, and then the moonsault press gets 2. Carr misses the superkick and Vanslyke hits the chokeslam for 2. Carr fires back with strikes, but Vanslyke hits the corner splash. Vanslyke hits the Vader bomb for 2. Carr goes for another but misses. Carr heads up top; fights off Derek, but Vanslyke slams him back into the ring. Big lariat by Vanslyke follows and Vanslyke heads up top. The big splash misses. Carr hits the superkick and another. The third takes Vanslyke down and Carr hits the swanton for the win. Sean Carr defeated Brute Vanslyke @ 11:02 via pin [***] This was another good match, playing the David vs. Goliath theme well. The show is slowly turning around.

– Moose cuts a promo, running down the crowd, and solidifying himself in the heel role. He also calls himself a legend.

Moose vs. KM: Moose stalls to begin. KM hits a shoulder tackle and another. Moose is frustrated as KM lays in strikes. He dumps Moose to he floor, but Moose pulls him to the floor and they brawl. Moose ends up chopping the post and KM follows with strikes. Moose quickly fights back and posts KM. Moose sets KM in a chair and hits the running boot. He follows with strikes and charges again, but KM cuts him off and chokeslams him to the apron. Moose rakes the eyes and he now chokeslams KM on the apron. He then suplexes him on the apron. KM makes it back in and lays in strikes. Moose dumps him back to the floor. KM makes it back in and Moose lays the boots to him. Moose follows with a basement dropkick for 2. KM fights off a suplex, so Moose slaps him and KM fires up and he hits a suplex. KM take control, hits a boot but Moose dropkicks him to the floor. Moose follows, lays in chops and posts KM. Moose rolls him back in but KM hits a baseball slide. Moose then low blows him and lays in chops but KM hits a pounce. They trade strikes and KM hits a chokeslam and slingshot splash for 2. KM follows with a neck breaker but Moose cradles him for 2.The bicycle kick follows but KM hits a huge lariat and full nelson slam for 2. Moose now hits go to hell and KM kicks out at 2. The spear is countered but Moose low blows KM and spears him for the win. Moose defeated KM @ 14:07 via pin [**¾] This was a pretty good match, although a bit too long for these two. It was better than expected, and a solid test run of Moose’s new heel in ring style, which has potential, but lacks aggression to it right now.

– Drake monologues and bans Edwards’ kendo stick from the match.

218 Eddie Edwards vs. Eli Drake: Edwards slaps Drake’s ass to begin. Seriously. Drake stalls and demands that there be no ass slapping. They lock up and Drake hits a shoulder tackle. Edwards fights back, hits arm drags and Drake powders. Drake now says he hates cheaters and bans arm drags. They lock up and work to the ropes. Drake takes control, lays in strikes but runs into an overhead suplex and powders. Drake now runs the gimmick into the ground and bans Edwards from doing snow angels in the ring. Edwards follows Drake to the floor and attacks with chops. Edwards lights him up until Drake rakes the eyes. Edwards doesn’t care and keeps throwing chops. Back in and Drake powders and now bans chops. This probably sounded like a great idea on paper, but it’s already overstayed its welcome. Edwards then attacks, kicking Drake to the floor but Drake cuts off the dive with a mic shot. Drake takes control on the floor, and then works over Edwards on the apron. Back in and Drake covers for 2. Drake follows with strikes, but Edwards fires back and eye pokes Drake. Edwards misses a charge and Drake hits the neck breaker for 2. Drake follows with elbow drops and lays the boots to Edwards; the cover gets 2. Drake grounds the action, but Edwards bites him to escape but Drake cuts him off with a neck breaker for 2. To the floor and Edwards slams Drake into the apron. Edwards spits at Drake but Drake slams him into the ramp. Back in and Drake hits another neck breaker for 2. Edwards hits a desperation jawbreaker, and follows with a missile dropkick. Drake quickly cuts him off with a powerslam and the elbow drop gets 2. Drake hits a suplex and Drake now heads up top, gets cut off and Edwards hits the super RANA. They trade strikes, Edwards fire up and attacks with back elbows and dumps Drake and follows with a plancha. Edwards gets a fake leg from a fan and Drake bans it. Edwards uses it anyway when the ref was distracted. Back in and Drake fights off the tiger driver, but Edwards hits it anyway and that gets 2. Edwards gets the banned kendo stick and Drake crotches Edwards as he climbs up top. Drake gets a chair, and Edwards gets the kendo and attacks; the future shock DDT finishes it. Eddie Edwards defeated Eli Drake @ 24:24 via pin [**½] This was a solid but disappointing main event. The match really dragged as they played grab ass with Drake’s special rules, which really added nothing to the match. They worked an extremely lethargic pace and it felt even longer than it was. Why these guys just couldn’t go out and have a quality 15-minute match I’ll never know. But it was more important to put over the gimmick of “Drake’s show” I guess.

– End Scene.

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The final score: review Average
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Impact Wrestling One Night Only: Night of The Dummies 2018 was an overall solid show, with a lively crowd making an otherwise bland show fun.