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Csonka’s Impact Wrestling Review 12.14.17

December 15, 2017 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s Impact Wrestling Review 12.14.17

#1 Contender’s Match: Allie defeated Sienna, KC Spinelli and Madison Rayne @ 12:46 via pin [***]
– Dezmond Xavier & Taiji Ishiimori defeated Caleb Konley & Trevor Lee @ 11:52 via pin [**¾]
– Alberto El Patron, Petey Williams, & Johnny Impact defeated Eli Drake, Chris Adonis, & Kongo Kong @ 8:30 via pin [***½ ]
Knockouts Title Match: Laurel Van Ness defeated Rosemary @ 13:00 via pin to become the new knockouts champion [***]

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#1 Contender’s Match: Sienna vs. KC Spinelli vs. Madison Rayne vs. Allie : Everyone brawls at the bell, they attack Allie and triple team her. Rayne & Spinelli then attack Sienna, working her over in the corner. They send her to the floor, and Spinelli attacks Rayne. They work some back and forth, Spinelli hits a northern light suplex for 2. Rayne answers back with one of her own, getting two. Rayne looks for a high cross, caught and Spinelli hits a catatonic for 2. Allie back in, and takes out Spinelli & Rayne. Spinelli cheap shots her, and Rayne hits a clothesline as Sienna returns. Sienna takes over, working over Rayne in the corner. Allie then rolls up Sienna for 2. Sienna takes control back, catches the cross body and hits a sack of shit slam, covering for 2. Allie makes the save, but Sienna cuts her off and Rayne attacks Post LONG break, Sienna tosses Rayne into Allie and Spinelli. She then hits corner charges on all three, Rayne hits a bulldog on Spinelli as it beaks down. Spinelli and Sienna do a double down, and everyone is down. They all make it to their feet and brawl. Allie fires up, hits the sliding d on Sienna twice and then slams Rayne into Spinelli. Code breaker on Sienna, and that gets 2. Rayne takes out Spinelli, but Sienna hits her with the silencer. Allie superkicks Spinelli, hits the DVD but Sienna breaks it up. Allie rolls up Sienna as she looks for AK47 and picks up the win. Allie defeated Sienna, KC Spinelli and Madison Rayne @ 12:46 via pin [***] This was an overall good match, they all worked hard, and the second half was well done, and it had to be as the overly long commercial break really killed the initial momentum. Allie picking up the win was a good call.

Caleb Konley & Trevor Lee vs. Dezmond Xavier & Taiji Ishiimori: Lee and Ishimori to begin. They work some fun back and forth, with Ishimori taking control. Ishimori follows with strikes, tags in Xavier and they double tem Lee with the double dropkick, and Xavier covers for 2. Lee cuts him off, but Xavier fires back with strikes and Lee powders to the floor. Back in and Xavier gets cut off by Konley. Lee hits the PK to take control. Post LONG break, and Lee works the heat on Xavier. He and Konley work quick tags, isolating Xavier. Xavier starts to fire up, but Lee cuts him off, covering for 2. Lee grounds things, hits a lariat and tags in Konley. Xavier fights, and cuts off Konley and makes the hot tag to Ishimori, and he runs wild on Konley . He slams Lee, hits the double stomp and covers for 2. Konley & Lee double-team Ishimori but Xavier makes the save. Konley & Lee work over Xavier, place him in the tree of WHOA, but Xavier fights off Konley and Ishimori rolls up Lee for the win. Dezmond Xavier & Taiji Ishiimori defeated Caleb Konley & Trevor Lee @ 11:52 via pin [**¾] This was an overall pretty good match, but more importantly, continues the Lee vs. Ishimori angle, and with the win, Ishimori should earn a title shot.

– We get a video history between James Storm, Moose, Bobby Lashley, and American Top Team.

– Alberto El Patron meets with Petey Williams & Johnny Impact. He doesn’t want to tag with Impact, but management is making him do it. He then warns Impact that accidents can happen out in the ring.

– Eli Drake & Chris Adonis talk about their tag match, and meet with Jimmy Jacobs, teasing that he will be their partner.

– Jimmy Jacobs is not the partner, but he brings out Kongo Kong to team with Eli Drake & Chris Adonis.

Alberto El Patron, Petey Williams, & Johnny Impact vs. Eli Drake, Chris Adonis, & Kongo Kong: Patron and Adonis to begin, with Patron taking early control. Adonis fires back, and Impact tags in. he and Petey double-team Adonis, and he tags out to Drake. Petey controls, hitting a Russian leg sweep and cradle for 2. Kong tag in, and Petey fires up with strikes, but Kong cuts him off, hitting a huge belly to belly and senton for 2. Adonis tags back in, and they isolate Petey in their corner. Petey tries to fire up, but Adonis levels him with a clothesline for 2. Kong tags in and lays the boots to Petey. He hits a corner splash and covers for 2. Drake tags back in, hits the powerslam and elbow drop. Adonis in and they double-team Petey. Petey hits a head scissors, Adonis almost hits Kong, allowing Petey to tag in Impact. Drake in as well, they battle back and forth with Impact controlling. The disaster kick follows and Adonis makes the save. Patron in to help, he and Impact face off and Patron hits him with the back stabber. Drake cuts off Patron with blunt force trauma. Petey in but gets taken out, Kong up top and MISSES the big splash. Petey and Impact run wild with kicks, and Impact takes out Drake with a tope, Petey dive, but caught by Kong and gets tossed into the crowd. Kong carries him to the back as Patron and Impact argue, Impact hits starship pain on Drake, Patron pulls him to he floor and DDTs him on the ramp. Patron hits a frog splash and pins Drake. Alberto El Patron, Petey Williams, & Johnny Impact defeated Eli Drake, Chris Adonis, & Kongo Kong @ 8:30 via pin [***½] This was a very good sprint of a tag match, mixing the Drake, Patron, Impact, & Petey issues together well, and Patron stealing a win, which should lead to a title shot against Drake. This was a blast while it lasted.

– Set for the first Impact of 2018 is…

– Next week is a best of show…

– Chandler Park finds Joseph backstage and tells him that he’s going to follow him into the wrestling business. Joseph tries to talk him out of it, but Chandler wants to prove that Parks are fighters.

– We get highlights of last week’s EC3 vs. Sydal match, and the announcement of this title match in three weeks…

James Storm & Moose Call Out American Top Team: Moose says ATT is starting to piss him off, just now? I mean, they’ve been beating your ass for weeks. Moose has a potty mouth, calling them bitches, and that he’s had Lashley beaten several times, but ATT has saved him. He then calls Lashley “Bitch Boy Bobby.” Lashley and Dan Lambert arrive, with Lashley saying he’ll fight anyone at anytime. But it will be on Lashley’s time and on his terms. They get in the ring and Storm says he respects what Lambert & Lashley do, and admits that Lambert runs one of the greatest camps in MMA. Storm only had an issue when Lambert disrespected him, and Storm says Lambert is “poo poo.” Storm wants a match with Lambert, and Lambert says he can’t figure out why wrestling picked a fight with MMA & ATT. Storm wants to kick the shit out of him. Lambert tells Storm to go and slap some sissy hickey players of he wants a fight. Lambert runs down Storm, wrestling, and the fans. So now he has a chance, Storm has been here since day one, and is one of the best in the company. That makes Storm the face of Impact Wrestling, and the head of the snake. If he can cut that off, Impact can no longer sell itself to the mindless sheep. Lambert agrees to the match as long as Storm puts his career on the line. Storm agrees, and says when he kicks Lamberts ass, he and ATT have to leave Impact. Lambert spits at Storm and Lashley & Moose brawl. Storm teases a superkick and KM arrives to save Lambert, but eats a superkick. Storm stands tall. This was a pretty good segment, setting up a third big match for in three weeks.

– In three weeks…

Knockouts Title Match: Rosemary vs. Laurel Van Ness: Rosemary slams LVN down by the throat to begin. She follows with elbow strikes, and follows with a big boot. Post LONG break again, Rosemary is still in control, laying in strikes. LVN starts firing back, and they spill to the floor. They brawl, but LVN posts Rosemary and takes control, curb stomping her on the ramp. Back in and LVN covers for 2. She follows with strikes, hits the neck snap and covers again for 2. LVN now lays the boots to Rosemary, poses and chokes her out in the corner. She then grounds the action, but Rosemary fires back, but LVN slams her head to the mat. Rosemary fires back with elbows and the tarantula. Back to the floor, Rosemary hits an XPLODER and both are down. Back in and Rosemary hits the spear and mounted strikes. Forearms by Rosemary follow, looks for red wedding, but LVN counters and Rosemary misses a charge, allowing LVN to attack. LVN shoves the ref and continues to attack. She shoves the ref again, blocks the mist and blinds Rosemary with it and hits the elevated unprettier for the win and the title. Laurel Van Ness defeated Rosemary @ 13:00 via pin to become the new knockouts champion [***] Despite the long commercial break again killing momentum, to their credit, the ladies worked through it and delivered a good match. I think LVN was the wrong call, even taking out her rumored request for a release, as the company continues to miss the boat in regards to Rosemary.

Sami & Konnan Have a Meeting: Sami and Konnan meet on a park bench, and have their meeting. Sami complains about his balls freezing. Konnan says he doesn’t respect Sami’s opinion, and his emotions disarm his intelligence, because he’s oblivious to his own ignorance, and he’s not going to argue with someone who has abandoned logic. Sami doesn’t give a shit because oVe are taking over. Konnan wants the tag titles, and a match for the titles. Sami agrees, but when they win, there is no more LAX. Konnan says if he goes back on the promise, they’ll be like with Weinstein, Cosby, O’Reilly, and Spacey after this. Sami throws a fucking FIRE BALL in Konnan’s face after they agree that this is just business. Sami says it’s personal now bitch.

– End scene.

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The final score: review Good
The 411
This was a good and quality episode of Impact, and the kind of show that they need to be putting on. We had good wrestling, a #1 contender for the knockouts title, a new knockouts champion, continued the LAX vs. oVe feud, and three matches set up for after they come back from their two-week “best of shows” break. Good stuff this week, more of this please Impact. I have repeatedly said that they have the parts to put on a good show, and tonight, they figured it out and delivered. The January 4th show has a lot of potential.