Mia Yim def. Savannah Evans
I believe this marked Yim's first singles match since returning to IMPACT last month. Evans was an interesting opponent for her to face, but it's understandable they wouldn't want any of the other women in the Queen of the Mountain match losing before Slammiversary. I have yet to be overly impressed by any of Evans' performances, but this was a perfectly acceptable outing with the right result. I'm looking forward to Yim vs. Deonna Purrazzo when we eventually get it.
Kenny King def. Christian Blake
King's spot in the Ultimate X match for the Impact X-Division Championship at Slammiversary was on the line here. I didn't think Blake would actually win, but he certainly gave it quite the effort in what was a really fun sprint. I'm not sure if he's sticking around or not, but Blake would be a quality addition to the X-Division full-time. He just needs to develop more of a personality. We also found out immediately afterward that AEW's Jack Evans will be joining the Ultimate X field, which should be awesome.
Impact Digital Media Champion Rich Swann def. Matthew Rehwoldt (Non-Title)
Swann recently beat Matt Cardona for the Impact Digital Media Championship at a non-televised event but didn't come out with the belt here because Cardona stole it after he lost it. Rehwoldt eliminated Swann from the Impact World Championship number one contender's Battle Royal recently, so that's how this bout came about. Rehwoldt doesn't wrestle regularly for IMPACT (unless he's moving away from commentary full-time), so he was a logical person for Swann to pick up a win against and the match was fine.
Impact World Tag Team Champions The Brisoces Attacked The Good Brothers
God bless Good Brothers if they're having fun, but a lot of their comedy nowadays is just dumb. The countdown joke dragged on longer than it should have, but thankfully it wasn't long after that The Briscoes interrupted them. Their verbal exchange was decent and the brawl served as a preview of what to expect when they face off in a rematch at Slammiversary, this time for the Impact World Tag Team Championship.
Honor No More (Matt Taven and Mike Bennett) def. Heath and Rhino
This was a pretty straightforward tag team match. Heath and Rhino aren't known for having mat classics or anything along those lines, but they can connect with the crowd and that's why they were in this position: to put more heat on Honor No More. Not only did Honor No More win, they also attacked Rhino afterward, causing him to be taken out in an ambulance. Motor City Machine Guns and Frankie Kazarian then made the save and we found out it will be them and two partners of their choosing against Honor No More in a 10-man tag team match at Slammiversary. I suppose it would logical if one of those spots went to Heath, but I hope it's two TNA originals instead.
Steve Maclin and Moose def. W. Morrissey and PCO
What a random main event. I know Maclin eliminated Morrissey from the Battle Royal a few weeks ago, but I have no idea why Moose and PCO were involved. Was this ever explained? From an in-ring standpoint, this was perfectly solid and featured good work from all four men. Maclin pinned Morrissey because reportedly this was the final night of Morrissey's run in IMPACT, which is a shame because he's really reinvented himself in IMPACT. Does he go to AEW or return to WWE? I suppose we'll find out soon enough. Post-match, Sami Callihan went after Moose. The match is virtually guaranteed for the Slammiversary card at this point.
This was one of the weaker editions of IMPACT! Wrestling in recent memory. That isn't to say it was bad by any means, but they've certainly had stronger shows. The one thing this show did well, though, was set up some stuff for Slammiversary and further build toward that event. There really isn't anything worth going out of your way to see from this show, but it accomplished what it needed to and worked as a transitional episode.
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