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Csonka’s Impact Xplosion Review 2.10.18

February 14, 2018 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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Csonka’s Impact Xplosion Review 2.10.18

– Laurel Van Ness defeated Kiera Hogan @ 5:58 via pin [**]
From Impact (2.08.18): Johnny Impact defeated Moose, EC3, and Alberto El Patron @ 20:40 via pin [**¾]

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Laurel Van Ness vs. Kiera Hogan: They are 1-1 against ach other on Impact. Van Ness attacks to begin, working over Hogan in the corner. Hogan battles back with arm drags and a corner clothesline. She makes the cover for 2. Hogan then dumps Van Ness to the floor, and follows with a suicide dive. Post break, and Hogan is in control covering for 2. Van Ness sloppily cuts off Hogan, and dumps her to the floor. She follows and connects with knee strikes. Back in and Van Ness covers for 2. Van Ness follows with the Henning neck snap, but Hogan gets roll up for 2. Van Ness cuts her off with a lariat, misses the big boot, allowing Hogan to fire up and hit a superkick for 2. Hogan up top and hits the high cross. A leg drop connects for 2. Van Ness fires back, and hits a play of the day for 2. Hogan tries to fight back, but Van Ness hits the unprettier for the win. Laurel Van Ness defeated Kiera Hogan @ 5:58 via pin [**] This was a solid match, and I think that Hogan will be a good addition to the knockouts roster. I hope to see her against a fresh opponent soon.

– We now go Around the Ring with Dave Crist. Crist talks about his pride in being from Ohio. He says oVe has been so successful since they are brothers and have been fighting together their whole lives. He discusses their relationship with Callihan, and says that you never know who else will show up. He then discusses the LAX feud, and how violent it was. When he’s not wrestling, Crist likes to watch horror movies, play with his dogs and train at his school.

– We go to TNA Sacrifice 2010, for Beer Money vs. Team 3D vs. The Motor City Machineguns. This was the opening match on the show, with the Guns winning a good (***) 13-minute match to earn a tag title shot.

#1 Contender’s Match: Moose vs. EC3 vs. Alberto El Patron vs. Johnny Impact: Everyone brawls at the bell and Impact & Patron pair off. Moose & EC3 follow to the floor, as the brawling continues. Patron & EC3 double-team Moose, and then roll him back in and continue to work double teams. Impact returns, making the save for Moose. He beats down Patron, while Moose beats down EC3. Patron dumps Impact, and that allows he and EC3 to attack Moose. The double DDT follows and Patron attacks EC3 and makes a cover for 2. They brawl now, but Impact flies in to break that up and runs wild. He covers Patron, but Moose makes the save and hits a pop up powerbomb. Moose now fires up, but Impact cuts him off. Everyone is down, but start to make it to their feet and they pair off and brawl. Post break, and Moose dumps Impact. Moose follows to the floor, and he and Patron battle into the crowd. (that is where Moose legit hurt his knee) EC3 whips Impact to the steps, and Patron returns. He tosses Impact and EC3 into the crowd and follows. Patron puts Impact in a trashcan, but he escapes and throws the can at Patron. Back in the ring and Impact covers EC3 for 2. Patron back in and cuts off Impact. Patron & EC3 work together again, beating down Impact in the corner. They set him up top and follow him up. Impact fights them off, and looks for the double sunset bomb, and Moose limps back to the ring and double powerbombs follow. Moose is very hobbled here, keeps fighting and he and Impact work into a double down. Moose hits a lariat on Patron, head butts Impact, and just keeps going even though he’s hurt. Impact counters go to hell, and EC3 hits him with the one percenter. Impact makes the save, as Moose rolls to the floor. Impact heads up top, Patron cuts him off, sending him to he floor. He then hits the backstabber on Moose. Patron locks on the arm bar on EC3, but Moose breaks it up with a running senton and dumps Patron. Moose to the floor, but patron hits the superkick, Impact wipes out Patron, but EC3 rolls him up for 2. Impact counters the one percenter into a roll up for the win. Johnny Impact defeated Moose, EC3, and Alberto El Patron @ 20:40 via pin [**¾] First of all, mush respect to Moose for gutting through a legit knee injury and doing his absolute best to finish the match. While that slowed things down a bit and made for some flow issues, that didn’t realty hurt the match for me. Overall, the match was pretty good, but I thought that it was severely lacking in drama and a real sense of urgency, especially considering that this was a #1 contender’s match.

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The final score: review Average
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This was another solid edition of XPLOSION, with the throwback match being the best thing on the show. The Impact flashback was pretty good, and the XPLOSION exclusive was ok, but the third time we’ve seen the match in the last few weeks. The show was solid, but didn’t have anything that you need to see.