Havok and Nevaeh def. Madison Rayne and Tenille Dashwood
The Knockouts Tag Team Championship Tournament hasn't kicked off yet, but this was basically a tryout for Rayne and Dashwood to see if they would work well together. I thought they made for a pretty good team, but the fact they lost likely means it's already over for them as a duo. It was a decent match and Havok and Nevaeh needed the win after losing so much lately. It looks like Dashwood will put her differences aside with Jordynne Grace (whose partnership with Alisha Edwards didn't pan out) and chose to team with her rival instead, depending on what happens when they join forces at Turning Point.
Impact X-Division Champion Rohit Raju def. TJP in a Last Chance Match
As a result of TJP's loss, he can now no longer vie for the Impact X-Division Championship as long as Raju is champion. Usually when a match has a Last Chance stipulation, it means the title is changing hands, but I'm glad that wasn't the case here as I don't think TJP is the right person to beat Raju for the belt. Besides, Raju's reign has been way better than expected so far and there's no need for it to end at this point. That said, this was a fun matchup and the finish saw Raju once again cheat in order to hold onto the gold. He's the perfect cowardly heel champion right now.
Chris Sabin def. Acey Romero
Sabin has been flying solo since Bound for Glory because of Alex Shelley's injury, which I believe is legitimate. Hopefully he'll be back at some point and I assume he will be if Sabin is still appearing on the show. Romero isn't completely polished yet, but Sabin was able to carry him to a competent contest here. Both Romero and Larry D laid out Sabin afterward, leading to Sabin asking for assistance from James Storm in a backstage segment later in the night. It's awesome Storm is still around in IMPACT coming off his Bound for Glory appearance, even if it isn't long-term.
Eddie Edwards def. Chris Bey
It was cool seeing Bey work with a bigger name on the roster outside of the X-Division for a change. He looked like an equal to Edwards throughout and the two of them had a very entertaining outing. My only issue with it was that it was way too short. Afterward, Rich Swann and The Rascalz helped Edwards fend off Bey, Sami Callihan and Ken Shamrock. A six- or eight-man tag team match would be logical, though Swann announced later in the night that he'd be teaming with Trey Miguel to take on Dez and Wentz next week on IMPACT! Wrestling. That will apparently be The Rascalz' swan song from IMPACT, which is a shame because they're a terrific team that never got their just due.
Reno Scum def. Fallah Bahh and Crazzy Steve
It's a shame that a team like The Rascalz are on their way out yet Reno Scum are still around. Seriously, I struggle to think of a single memorable match those guys have had in this company. They're just not very good and this match was proof of that. Bahh and Steve are clearly a comedy team, so this was total throwaway and felt like filler in Tommy Dreamer's pursuit of John E. Bravo's killer.
Karl Anderson def. Impact World Tag Team Champion Josh Alexander by Disqualification
Much like Doc Gallows vs. Ethan Page from last week, this served as a preview of The Good Brothers vs. The North for the Impact World Tag team Championship this Saturday at Turning Point. There wasn't anything overly special about the bout, but it was enjoyable for the time it lasted and the non-finish made sense to protect both guys. My guess is that The Good Brothers remain in chase mode for a little longer and that The North leave Turning Point still the champs.
IMPACT deserves props for doing an excellent job of generating interest in their pay-per-views and monthly specials this year, especially during the pandemic period. Turning Point has a complete card lined up and it has potential on paper. As a go-home show of sorts, this edition of IMPACT! Wrestling succeeded in building toward Turning Point and moving several stories along. While there wasn't anything from this episode I would recommend going out of your way to see, the two hours served their purpose and were hardly a chore to sit through.