Deonna Purrazzo def. Impact Knockouts Champion Su Yung by Disqualification
This was a rematch from Bound for Glory, yet this felt like a rehash of last week's opening segment in almost every way. Okay, so there wasn't a brawl that preceded it, but it was the same formula of doing a heavily-hyped match to kick off the night and then ending it in a matter of minutes. The finish to this was worse, but I understand it was done to set up the Anything Goes matchup for Victory Road. I really hope Purrazzo gets the belt back because Yung doesn't do a ton for me in the role of Knockouts Champion.
Chris Bey def. Trey Miguel
The X-Division has a ton of talent at the moment, including these two exciting athletes. Bey has a brighter future I feel because he has the more complete character, whereas Trey has yet to establish an identity of his own. From an in-ring standpoint, this was a quality contest and Bey picking up the win was the right call. Hopefully he'll get another run as Impact X-Division Champion at some point because his first one was way too short.
TJP Challenged Impact X-Division Champion Rohit Raju
TJP acknowledged how Raju has yet to pin him, setting the stage for his last chance championship match against Raju next week. It was a solid segment and I'm glad the X-Division guys got some mic time for a change, but TJP came across like an arrogant prick here, at least in my opinion, while boasting about his accomplishments. He wasn't wrong with a lot of what he said, but he's always been better as a heel. Raju, on the other hand, has grown on me throughout his title reign and I don't think TJP is the right person to take the title from him.
Doc Gallows def. Impact World Tag Team Champion Ethan Page
The Good Brothers appear to be next in line to challenge for The North's Impact World Tag Team Championship, which makes sense seeing as how The North beat practically everyone else in the division during their first reign as champs. Gallows and Page worked well together and had a solid match. Gallows' win kept The Good Brothers' momentum alive and progressed the feud along.
Johnny Swinger def. Cody Deaner
Both of these guys are among those suspected of shooting John E. Bravo due to being involved in last week's wedding. Yes, it's a stupid storyline, but clearly IMPACT is having fun with it and I can't fault them for that. However, I couldn't have cared less about this match. The Deaners are whatever for me and Swinger, although he can be entertaining at times, is a comedy character that lacks credibility. In other words, this was total throwaway.
Moose Attacked Willie Mack
Moose is becoming more and more of a star by the week. His mic skills have improved immensely this year, the presentation of his character has been infinitely better, and he can hold his own in the ring. IMPACT has also done an excellent job of building him up, as he ran down every notable name he's defeated over the last year and a half during this promo. Mack is a logical next rival for him before he inevitably challenges Rich Swann for the Impact World Championship.
Sami Callihan and Eric Young def. Impact World Champion Rich Swann and Eddie Edwards
Swann and Edwards gelled well as partners and Young and Callihan served as terrific foils for them. All in all, this was a top-notch main event with everyone involved having strong showings. Young is coming off back-to-back losses to Swann, so I was fine with the heels going over here. Plus, Ken Shamrock interfered and went after Edwards, so he protected in defeat because of that. I assume they'll meet in a rematch at Victory Road and Edwards will get his win over Shamrock there.
Even though Bound for Glory was less than two weeks ago, IMPACT is wasting no time in building up the card for the upcoming Victory Road special. Either feuds are continuing or new ones are taking shape. The John E. Bravo stuff won't be for everyone and understandably so, but I appreciated that was kept to a minimum on this show. There was some enjoyable action and effective storyline progression along with matches being made official for next week, making this a very good edition of IMPACT! Wrestling on the whole.