James Storm, Impact World Tag Team Champions The Good Brothers and The Briscoes Brawled with Honor No More
Honor No More addressed their loss from Slammiversary and, as expected, they put part of the blame on PCO, who was the one who took the pinfall loss. They didn't exile him from the group as I thought they might, but it's got to be coming sooner or later. This was a solid segment to set up the six-man tag team main event and the 10-man tag team match at Against All Odds. Does this make Good Brothers babyfaces temporarily? And I also didn't know Chris Harris couldn't get physical because he's had issues in the past and he's retired, so Honor No More taunting him about not getting involved in the brawl was well done.
Mia Yim def. Chelsea Green
This was a very good match and I appreciated that they got as much time as they did. They worked well together and they managed to further two feuds at once with Deonna Purrazzo attempting to aid Green to victory and Mickie James thwarting her interference. Clean finishes are obviously ideal, but I understood why they did what they did. I love that we have two feuds in the women's division right now that aren't over championships.
Bhupinder Gujjar and Shark Boy def. Johnny Swinger and Zicky Dice
Shark Boy won the Reverse Battle Royal on the Slammiversary pre-show by lastly eliminating Swinger. It's cool to see him brought back for the pay-per-view post-show and it's not like he was used in a serious manner. I don't know what they're doing with Gujjar right now, but at least he keeps winning. This was a perfectly serviceable match that didn't last longer than it needed to.
Impact World Champion Josh Alexander def. Deaner (Non-Title)
I really liked how they did this because Violent By Design's Joe Doering and Deaner came out immediately following the tag team match, attacked everyone and called out Alexander. Alexander mentioned that Eric Young apparently hasn't been heard from since Slammiversary (in storyline), making me think he'll come back and tease tension with the rest of his group before going babyfaces. Alexander vs. Doering was officially set as the Against All Odds main event and Alexander proceeded to beat Deaner in decisive fashion. It was a nice little sprint with Deaner scoring some offense before eating defeat.
Sami Callihan def. Jack Price
This marked Callihan's first match on IMPACT! Wrestling since returning from injury last week. I thought this Monster's Ball win over Moose at Slammiversary would be the end of that feud, but obviously not since Moose emerged after this was over and attacked Callihan. The match itself was a total squash as it should have been. I can't say I'm overly excited about another hardcore war between Callihan and Moose at Against All Odds (Raven’s Clockwork Orange House of Fun match), but I am interested to see how they themselves.
Honor No More (Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven and Mike Bennett) def. James Storm and The Briscoes
Much like the opening match, this received an ample amount of time and the action was entertaining. Honor No More are a well-oiled machine and James Storm had great chemistry with The Briscoes. Despite the valiant effort from the babyfaces, it was imperative Honor No More bounced back with a win and I'm glad they did. They viciously attacked Mark Briscoe afterward, making me think Harris might step in to take his place. Can they really tell that story within a week with Against All Odds being next Friday night?
I completely forgot that Against All Odds is taking place on July 1st, which doesn't leave IMPACT with much time to build up the card. That said, they've already announced multiple matches and most of them I'm looking forward to. This edition of IMPACT! Wrestling had a tough task of following up on Slammiversary while jumping right into the hype for Against All Odds, but I thought it did an effective job of that while also featuring quality matches at the beginning and the end.