Moose and Brian Myers def. Bhupinder Gujjar and Yuya Uemura
What a random match this was. I know they were on opposing teams in Hardcore War at Rebellion, but that's really about it. Gujjar and Uemura are babyface stepping stones right now and Moose and Myers are very directionless and have been since their feuds with Joe Hendry finished. Don't get me wrong, this was a well-worked opener and I'm glad they won, but I'm not sure where they go from here other than continuing to team.
Sami Callihan def. Kon by Disqualification
As I have stated several times, I can't bring myself to care about Callihan feuding with The Design. They should have cut to the chase and blown it off months ago instead of dragging it out the way they have. There was a bait-and-switch with Deaner seemingly accepting Callihan's challenge only for Callihan to face Kon instead. Ugh. I suppose this was fine for what it was, but it felt like it was a waste of 10 minutes with it ending in a disqualification.
Jody Threat def. Alisha Edwards
I was shocked that Alisha didn't receive a televised entrance. That isn't to say she's a big star by any means (and I already assumed she was losing to Threat once they faced off), but she's been getting more television time since turning heel to join her husband Eddie on the show. Nonetheless, the match was whatever and it gave Threat a win over a contracted talent. I remain unimpressed so far, but maybe she'll win me over in time.
PCO, Heath and Rhino def. Impact World Champion Steve Maclin, Champagne Singh and Shera
PCO would have gone at it alone here had Heath and Rhino not stepped up to team with him. It made sense because Heath and Rhino lost to Singh and Shera on the Rebellion pre-show last month and never got revenge. Well, until now, that is. That said, Heath, Rhino, Singh and Shera are all undercard competitors at this point and shouldn't have been involved in the PCO and Maclin rivalry. The match served its purpose in furthering their feud, so there was that.
Jonathan Gresham def. "Speedball" Mike Bailey
This was the fourth and most likely final installment in this feud. I say "feud," but it's merely been a series of matches between two guys who respect each other. They previously split wins and the rubber match had an indecisive finish thanks to Trey Miguel. This was yet another very entertaining outing from them and they were again given an ample amount of time. I'm curious where both men go from here now that their story seems to be over.
Impact Knockouts World Champion Deonna Purrazzo and Jordynne Grace Confronted Trinity
Needless to say, IMPACT went ahead and spoiled the surprise that the former Naomi from WWE had signed with them and I can't say I blame them. This marked her first televised appearance since walking out of WWE Raw almost exactly a year ago, and although she was never on the level of The Four Horsewomen, she had a lengthy, successful stint in that company and developed into a great talent. I honestly thought she'd end up back there, and maybe she still will eventually, but I'm all for her showing what she can do in a different promotion such as IMPACT and I think she'll be a nice fit in the Knockouts division. She came off like a total star here with the way she was presented and cut a good promo establishing her reasons for joining IMPACT. Seeds were planted for future matches with Purrazzo and Grace, who will meet in a rematch for the Knockouts title at Under Siege.
This edition of IMPACT! Wrestling was obviously all about Trinity's arrival and nothing else. Okay, so some stuff happened earlier in the episode, but nothing special enough that would convince non-IMPACT fans to continue tuning in for anyone other than Trinity. Bailey vs. Gresham was the only great match on the show as everything else simply felt like it existed. The top two title pictures are interesting at the moment, but the rest of the IMPACT product could use a bit of a boost heading into Under Siege.