Time Machine (Kushida and The Motor City Machine Guns) def. Impact X-Division Champion Trey Miguel, "Speedball" Mike Bailey and Jonathan Gresham
Miguel just beat both Bailey and Gresham in a three-way at Rebellion, so why would he have to team with them here? That trio was never going to coexist, so it didn't make much sense from a storyline standpoint. Thus, their trio losing was hardly a surprise, but Miguel by Sabin getting pinned was. That looks to be the next X-Division title program. As a match, this was great stuff as you would expect based on all of the talent involved.
Alisha Edwards def. Tara Rising
Alisha looks to be getting a renewed focus in the Knockouts division now that she's turned heel and join her husband Eddie's act. The issue is that she's never been great in the ring and isn't too interesting as a character, but the heel turn should help. Keeping this short and sweet was for the best. Post-match, Jody Threat saved Rising, so Alisha will be Threat's next opponent. Hopefully Threat will do more to impress in that match than she did in her debut.
Moose def. Yuya Uemura
No one feels more directionless in IMPACT at the moment than Moose, and that's been the case for a while. He's bouncing around from feud to feud with no real purpose. The fact of the matter is that he peaked as Impact World Champion and has nothing left to do in IMPACT, so I don't know when his contract is up, but he'd benefit from a change of scenery elsewhere. That said, this was a good match and Uemura scored plenty of offense to make this competitive.
Frankie Kazarian def. The Good Hands in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match
Kazarian played a small part of the Bully Ray vs. Tommy Dreamer feud heading into Rebellion, so that's why he faced Good Hands here... I guess? It was total filler, but at least he won. The match was fine for what it was and didn't overstay its welcome. Kazarian has been used in IMPACT way more than he was in AEW toward the end, but I'd like to see him in something more meaningful eventually. Maybe as a one-off challenger for Steve Maclin in the next few months?
Impact Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry def. Sheldon Jean
Jean has wrestled for IMPACT before, but only as an enhancement talent. If you're wondering what he did to earn a shot at the Impact Digital Media Championship, he starred on the Canadian version of Big Brother and apparently that was enough. Does that mean Jessie Godderz could be back as an opponent for Hendry soon? This probably could have been a straightforward squash, but it was perfectly passable.
PCO Crashed Impact World Champion Steve Maclin's Changing of the Guard Ceremony
The Changing of the Guard Ceremony was a cool way to usher in the Maclin era of IMPACT given his military background. He taunted the Canadian crowd and called out a Canadian opponent, only to get Scott D'Amore. I was worried D'Amore would announce himself as Maclin's first challenger given their recent issues with each other, but thankfully, it was a front to instead set up PCO as Maclin's first challenger for Under Siege next month. This was a solid segment all around.
This was hardly the hottest follow-up show coming out Rebellion as there was plenty of filler and matches that didn't matter. However, it's hard to blame IMPACT for that as their last two top champions went down to injury and they now have to reshuffle the deck. Maclin vs. PCO is what they're building toward in the interim with Maclin vs. Nick Aldis likely being the Slammiversary main event in July, and the seeds were also planted for Miguel vs. Sabin soon, but everything else seems to be in the air. This was a decent show albeit inconsequential.