Impact World Tag Team Champions The Good Brothers def. Jay White and Chris Bey (Non-Title)
Good Brothers just regained the Impact World Tag Team Championship at Slammiversary, so it would have been weird for them to lose a non-title match already. Even still, I wouldn't have had White lost his IMPACT debut, even if it was Bey who got pinned. White and Bey worked well together and thankfully aren't done yet as partners seeing as how they ambushed FinJuice backstage later in the night. White was the best part of this outing and it was an adequate opener.
Taylor Wilde def. Kaleb with a K
Kaleb has largely been portrayed as a comedy character as part of Tenille Dashwood's act since last year, so I had no problem with the intergender wrestling and it being a competitive contest in this case. Kaleb sold well for Wilde, who hasn't missed a beat despite being off the show for a few months. I have no idea where she was, but I'm happy she's back. This was a fun little match that served as hype for the Homecoming Tournament coming up this weekend.
FinJuice, Fallah Bahh and No Way def. Ace Austin, Madman Fulton, Rohit Raju and Shera
I'm not sure if No Way will be sticking around in IMPACT, but I like the idea of him with teaming with Bahh. They made for a nice team here and had good chemistry with FinJuice. The alliance of Austin, Fulton, Raju and Shera feels like it has solely existed to put others over, so hopefully this is it for them together. On the bright side, this was an enjoyable and chaotic multi-man affair that was enhanced by the energy from the crowd. FinJuice look to get back into tag team title contention.
Sami Callihan and Frankie Kazarian Attacked The Elite
It was announced earlier in the evening that a Battle Royal will be held in two weeks to determine Kenny Omega's next challenger for the Impact World Championship at the Emergence event. Callihan emerged and stated his intentions to win it, but I have no desire to see him face Omega again. We also found out it will be Callihan, the returning Kazarian and a third partner (later revealed to be Eddie Edwards) against The Elite next week on IMPACT! Wrestling. Seeing Kazarian back in IMPACT for the first time in over seven years was cool. This was a solid segment.
Rich Swann and Willie Mack def. Violent By Design (Deaner and Rhino)
I'm slightly sad that Violent By Design's reign as Impact World Tag Team Champions is already over because they were just hitting their stride when they lost the belts. Nonetheless, this was another entertaining encounter. Swann and Mack are an awesome duo and I hope they can finally get their run with the tag titles at some point if the both of them can stay healthy. This was a much-needed victory for Swann coming off his recent losses, but I'm curious if he and Mack will continue feuding with Violent By Design or if this was intended to be the payoff.
Moose def. Chris Sabin
I liked the match these two had at Slammiversary, but I thought this was even better. It was faster paced, the crowd was more engaged, and they worked with more of a sense of urgency. Most importantly, Moose won as he should have. If they were going to do a series of matches, which is clearly the plan considering they brawled afterward, Moose should have won when it mattered most at Slammiversary and Sabin could have pulled off the upset here. I don't know how it elevates Moose in the long run, but my guess is that this program is meant to keep him busy before he does something a bit more important for Bound for Glory. That's the hope, anyway.
IMPACT produced a buzzworthy Slammiversary pay-per-view, a hot follow-up show, and now another top-notch edition of IMPACT! Wrestling. The wrestling was above-average on the whole and they did an excellent of balancing the build for Homecoming, Emergence and next week's show. Above all else, I can't stress enough how much of a difference having a crowd makes, even if it isn't a top of people. It made those great moments and matches that much better. This was a strong show from IMPACT that kept their momentum rolling.