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Csonka’s Impact Wrestling Review 4.05.19

April 11, 2019 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s Impact Wrestling Review 4.05.19

– Petey Williams defeated Trey, Idris Abraham, Jake Crist, Aiden Prince, & Ace Austin @ 8:20 via pin [***½]
– Sami Callihan & Mad Man Fulton defeated Willie Mack & Rich Swann @ 7:00 via pin [***]
#1 Contender’s Match: Jordynne Grace defeated Madison Rayne @ 8:40 via pin [***]
– Rohit Raju defeated Fallah Bahh @ 2:59 via pin [NR]
– Eli Drake and Eddie Edwards defeated LAX @ 8:40 via pin [***]

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Petey Williams vs. Trey vs. Idris Abraham vs. Jake Crist vs. Aiden Prince vs. Ace Austin: It breaks down into the big brawl right away, with Austin working over Williams and then everyone hitting superkicks. Trey hits a tope and Williams hits a head scissors on Austin. Williams then hits a RANA to the floor. Prince suplexes Austin for 2. Idris in and hits a shoulder tackle, but Trey cuts him off. Jake then hits the DVD on Trey. Idris cuts him off with a blue thunder bomb as Prince hits a frog splash. Austin hits a neck breaker for 2. Trey runs wild, but Williams cuts him off. The sharp shooter follows, and Williams cuts off Jake and sets him in the tree of WHOA. The OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH Canada nut stop follows, but Austin cuts off Williams, it breaks down and we get a tower of doom. Destroyer by Williams and the pin gets broken up. Austin takes control until Prince cuts him off. Prince hits a tope, Jake and Williams up top, SUPER DESTROYR by Williams and Jake is dead. Petey Williams defeated Trey, Idris Abraham, Jake Crist, Aiden Prince, & Ace Austin @ 8:20 via pin [***½] This was a really good all action sprint and a hell of a way to kick things off.

– LAX drinks as Ortiz thinks things are getting out of hand, while Santana thinks they have to do what they have to in order to get revenge and respect.

-Taya comments on losing to grace last week via countout. She isn’t giving her another chance. Madison arrives and says she wasn’t lost in the undead realm, and was somewhere worse (oh shit ROH). Grace arrives and says Rayne can’t cut in line, but Grace doesn’t care. Taya proposes a #1 contender’s match for tonight.

Sami Callihan & Mad Man Fulton vs. Willie Mack & Rich Swann: Dave Crist is at ringside. Swann attacks Sami right away, working him over and laying in strikes. The dropkick follows, and Mack tags in. The leg drop follows, and then rights connect. Fulton cuts off Mack, but Mack hits a slingshot neck breaker for 2. The enziguri follows, Fulton distracts Mack, allowing Sami to cut him off. Fulton tags in and lays the boots to Mack. He follows with strikes and covers for 2. Fulton lays in head butts, and he and Sami follow with double teams. Sami lays in chops, but Mack hits the Samoan drop and moonsault for 2. Fulton makes the save, tags in and Mack kicks him away. Sami and Fulton work double teams, and Sami lays in head butts as he grounds things. Mack fights back and hits a running meteora, and tags in Swann. Swann runs wild, lays in rights on Sami, kicks to Fulton and then a RANA on Sami. He dumps Fulton and hits a cutter on Sami. The superkick follows and then Fulton catches the plancha and Mack follows with a wild tope. Sami rakes the eyes of Swann but Swann follows with kicks as they trade. Fulton saves Sami and Mack back in and brawls with Fulton but Fulton catches him and hits catatonic. Cactus driver on Swann and he’s done. Sami Callihan & Mad Man Fulton defeated Willie Mack & Rich Swann @ 7:00 via pin [***] This was a good match, Fulton looked good, and the build to Swann vs. Sami continues.

– Post match, oVe beats down the faces until Tommy Dreamer makes the save.

– Interview geek interviews Johnny Impact, and Impact makes fun of him and then threatens him. Impact adds that he’s smarter than everyone, and Kross arrives and Impact promises him a title shot. Kross says not to insult his intelligence. There will be a toll to be paid and he will get his shot.

– The Rascalz do their That 70s show gimmick. Moose arrives and his girlfriend is with him. Moose offers to bring more hot chicks as the Rascalz ask about an underground fight club and a farm of moose. Moose will face Wentz next week.

– The GWN flashback is full metal mayhem from 2011 with RVD & Jerry Lynn.

– Rosemary is having flashbacks of Allie’s death. Kevin Sullivan appears, and says it’s all her fault. Rosemary says she had everything in hand until Hogan got involved. Mitchell knew Su would take care of it when Mitchell couldn’t. Rosemary is now on a mission for revenge.

Jordynne Grace vs. Madison Rayne: They lock up and Grace looks to overpower Rayne to begin. They pick up the pace, and then lock up again as Grace tosses her across the ring a few times. Grace runs into a boot, but quickly cuts Rayne off but Rayne cradles her for 2. They trade pin attempts and Rayne hits an enziguri. POUNCE by Grace and the cover gets 2. Grace follows with strikes, and the senton follows for 2. Grace follows with grounded knee strikes, and the big swing for 2. Grace continues to control, hitting a back breaker for 2. Grace works a butterfly lock, and follows with knee strikes. The snap suplex follows and Grace hits the Russian leg sweep. The Vader bomb misses, Rayne lays in strikes and a dropkick. She heads up top, and the high cross follows for 2. Rayne counters the cradle into a choke, but Grace powers out only for Rayne to get the choke back. Grace powers out again, and the rack bomb follows for 2. Rayne fights off the Grace driver, but Grace clubs her down. Rayne hits the crucifix bomb for 2. Grace counters back, and the Grace driver finishes it. Jordynne Grace defeated Madison Rayne @ 8:40 via pin [***] This was good, with Rayne putting up a good fight until Grace finally put her away. Grace earning a title shot by beating a former multi-time champion also came off very well.

– Post match, Taya attacks Grace but Grace fights back until Johnny Impact arrives. This allows Taya to takeover and beat her down with the curb stomp. Impact heads up top and Cage makes the save.

– We get a Josh Alexander video package. He meets with Page, and Alexander tries to fire Page up and reminds him how great they are. They will reunite their tag team, which is awesome.

Rohit Raju vs. Fallah Bahh: Singh distracts Bahh, allowing Raju to attack. Bahh cuts him off with kicks, and then the belly to belly. Singh distracts Bahh, allowing Raju to attack and lay in mounted strikes. Bahh then misses a charge and posts himself, but hits the desperation Samoan drop. Clotheslines follow, and then the running cross body connects. He looks for a banzai drop, Singh attacks and Raju steals the pin. Rohit Raju defeated Fallah Bahh @ 2:59 via pin [NR] Bahh was fun as usual, while Raju and the others took up space.

– Post match, Scarlett arrives and Bahh attacks and hits the panda express. Scarlett calls him off and hits the running ass attack. Scarlett & Bahh stand tall.

– The Deaners signed Impact contracts.

– We get a Gail Kim retrospective video.

Eli Drake & Eddie Edwards vs. LAX: Konnan punches Drake before the bell and gets ejected. They all brawl to begin, and LAX runs wild with double teams. Edwards fights back, and then he and Drake work double teams. Quick tags follow as Drake & Edwards work over Santana. Santana fights back, gets the tag and LAX run wild on Drake with double teams for 2. Ortiz isolated Drake, but Drake cuts him off with the powerslam. Edwards tags in and they double team Ortiz, covering for 2. Ortiz fires back, but Drake cuts him off with a neck breaker for 2.Ortiz fights them off and hits the dropkick. Rolling tag to Santana, he hits an enziguri and works over Edwards. He heads up top and Drake crotches him. Edwards hits the enziguri and Drake follows with the superplex. Blue thunder bomb by Edwards gets 2. LAX battles back, cutter by Santana, code breaker by Ortiz and Drake makes the save. Santana wipes him out, and they look for the street sweeper, but the Luchas arrive and distract Santana. Cane shot and the Boston knee party finish Ortiz. Eli Drake and Eddie Edwards defeated LAX @ 8:40 via pin [***] While I’m not that hot on LAX losing ahead of challenging for the tag titles, but it does play into the narrative that LAX has issues winning without Konnan. The match was good as was the post match angle.

– Post match, the Lucha Bros attack LAX and hit superkicks. They then put Santana through table with a superbomb to get revenge for last week and stand tall as they build to the Rebellion match.

– End scene.

– Thanks for reading.

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The 411 on Wrestling Podcast returns to the 411 Podcasting Network for episode 10. On the show, 411’s Larry Csonka is joined by long time friend and podcasting partner Jeremy Lambert Jr III to share some Raw & Smackdown thoughts and then break down Impact United We Stand & The ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard events. The show is approximately 145 minutes long.

* Intro
* Raw & Smackdown Thoughts: 4:00
* Impact United We Stand Review: 27:45
* G1 Supercard Review: 64:15

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The final score: review Good
The 411
This week’s episode of Impact Wrestling was a good show, with some good wrestling and more importantly strong angle advancement for the Rebellion PPV.