Csonka’s Impact Rebellion 2020 (Pt. I) Review
– Tommy Dreamer, Rhino and Crazzy Steve defeated oVe @ 9:30 via a pin[[[[**]
– The Rascalz defeated TJP & Bahh & XXXL @ 14:01 via a pin[[[[*** ¼]
– Impact X-Division title match: Willie Mack defeated champion Ace Austin at 1:30 p.m. via a pin[[[[*** ½]
– Kylie Rae defeated Kiera Hogan @ 9:25 via submission[[[[*** ¼]
– Unauthorized match:: Ken Shamrock defeated Sami Callihan @ 11:00 via submission[[[[**]
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Tommy Dreamer, Rhino and Crazzy Steve vs oVe: Oh hey, Crazzy Steve is back. I’ll take it, especially since he’s not Sabu. Jake and Dreamer start. They work in counters, while Jake founds things. Dreamer tries and fails to stop, Rhino and Steve help him get up and this allows Dreamer to take over as he scores Steve. They double the Jake team, Fulton joins him and Rhino joins him. Fulton attacks, strikes and Rhino retaliates, but Dave intervenes and they double the Rhino squad until Rhino retaliates against Dave. Steve breaks in, checking in with clotheslines and Fulton tags. Steve powders and Rhino labels. They trade, Fulton works around the corner, and Dave follows with strikes. Rhino cuts it, tags Steve and Dave cuts it. Jake tags, takes over and follows with quick tags until Steve tags Dreamer. He walks slowly and isolates Jake, hits the cutter and Fulton saves. Jake follows with a flurry of kicks, tags in Dave and he and Fulton are working on Dreamer. Jake and Dreamer then work in a double down, big changes for Dave and Rhino, Rhino controls with strikes, a corner lance and the belly belly for 2. He breaks down, Dreamer and Jake on the ground, Fulton dumps Steve and Rhino gores Dave for the win. Tommy Dreamer, Rhino and Crazzy Steve defeated oVe @ 9:30 am via a pin [**] It was a decent but flat start, as Ove continues to lose to Dreamer and Rhino.
– Josh & Madison hype the two-part special, going down the rest of the map tonight.
– Josh mentioned that Tessa was not at Rebellion because she is at home in Mexico, and wonders what that means for the Impact World Championship. Eddie Edwards is not here either. Eddie joins us via Facetime and says he is not here because he has a family and wants to do what is best for them. It was a difficult call, but he will have to live with it. Elgin knows he can beat him, he will be back and hungrier than ever.
– Michael Elgin comments that Tessa and Eddie are not here. He talks about his successful career, but he wanted more. He wants the title that Styles, Joe and Angle held and will be the best. Tessa is not there, but he calls her for fear of jumping to the bottom. Eddie has apologized for not being here, so he will be leaving the world champion.
The Rascalz against TJP and Bahh against XXXL: TJP and Dez start, lock themselves and work in counters while they work in a dead end. TJP founds the ground, Dez responds until TJP strikes a head in scissors. Dez responds, hits the dropkick but TJP retrieves the octopus. Dez is fighting and beaconing in Wentz. Double teams at TJP follow and untap the ring, covering for 2. Wentz TJP field, until TJP makes the strings. Wentz follows with strikes, keeping the TJP grounded and controlling. TJP responds, strikes a dragon screw and Bahh is in double teams. After the break and Larry negotiates with Bahh, hits the spinebuster and gets 2. He works on Bahh in the corner, hits a superkick and covers for 2. Romero scores in, they double the team Bahh and Romero covers for 2. Larry back and he follows with strikes and blankets for 2. He sets things up and Bahh fights, but is quickly cut until TJP saves. Larry puts things back to earth, Bahh responds and the belly to belly connects. Romero bows, they double the Bahh team. After the break and Larry gets closer, other double teams follow and Bahh starts in Bahh. NO NO NO… Samoan goes through Bahh and he tags in TJP. Strike and a dropkick follow, Wentz tags the Rascalz in hand with double teams. They send Romero to Larry, the TJP cuts the push-sault and it breaks down when Bahh hits the body. Dez the cup, jump on Romero and Larry covers for 2. XXXL isolates Dez, works in double teams and deposits TJP Romero. Wentz responds, hits the springboard and Dez hits the spiral tap for victory. The Rascalz defeated TJP & Bahh & XXXL @ 14:01 via a pin [***¼] Although a bit lethargic in the middle when Larry D was in charge, it was a good game overall with the right winning team.
– The North joins us by video, and says they are in Canada, but not stuck, they are in the largest country in the world on extended holidays. They will find the best that Canada has to offer and will defend their championships.
– Rich Swann joins Willie Mack to talk about tonight’s X-Division title match. Mack is thrilled that his boy is there to support him, but wants it to be for the team championships, Swann tells him to focus on winning this Division X championship and to say that Mack will bring the thunder and take the gold . And then they will be celebrating all night.
Impact X-Division Title Match: Champion Ace Austin vs. Willie Mack: Austin stalls to start, killing more than a minute. He then offers a handshake, tries to attack and Mack cuts that and Austin powders. Back and Austin rocks him for 2. Mack shoots back and Austin powder again, Mack follows him and delivers chops. Back and Austin against the cannonball, hits a superkick and the WHOA tree follows as Austin puts the boots on Mack. He smothers her and looks for a high cross, but Mack throws himself into a Samoan drop. The standing moonsault, and the ground and the pound follow until Austin makes the strings. Austin retaliates, kicks and covers for 2. He chokes on Mack, follows with difficulty in paradise and looks up. He flies but Mack counter in an electric bomb for 2. Mack follows with an elbow, they trade until Mack cradles him and follows with running corner strikes. The cannon ball follows and the stunner is countered in a back flip and the fold for 2. Austin is pissed off, but Mack against the fold in a pop-cutter for 2. Mack heads up and hits an ocean to the other on Austin. The frog splash is missing, and Austin cradles it with the ropes, the referee catches it and they argue. Austin at the top, Mack cuts him and Austin against and crotch. Mack counterbalances in a stunner on the curls and splashes of frog finish it. Willie Mack defeated champion Ace Austin at 1:30 p.m. via a pin [***½] I could have done it without Austin picking up at first, because it makes no sense in an empty arena because it is designed to heat the crowd. But that being said, it was really good and fun with Mack winning the championship.
– After the match, Swann arrives to celebrate with his boyfriend. They celebrate behind the scenes and Swann says it proves how great Mack is. Swann says they will always be a tag team, but they can go get those tag titles when he returns. Johnny Swinger arrives and says their team will live forever. Mack doesn’t sell it and Swinger says he was promised a title shot. Swann wants to party and Swinger promises to get his Cadillac so they can leave. Mack and Swann endorse him.
Kylie Rae vs. Kiera Hogan: Hogan pushes Rae and tries to drive her crazy. Rae descends it quickly, locks an STF but Hogan does the ropes. She sinks with arms trailing, and Hogan runs to the ropes. Hogan attacks with kicks, but responds and follows with the running boot. Hogan against the special Kylie and the fall of the draped legs follows for 2. Hogan follows with corner kicks and covers for 2. After the break and Rae avoids the load, and follows with strikes until Hogan la cut with the corner dropkick for 2. Hogan melts things. Rae tries to shoot but Hogan continues to control Rae’s shots, they swap and Rae hits Hogan’s superkick, and they work in a double down. They swap their knees, Rae pulls and hits clotheslines, the Kylie special and covers for 2. Hogan fights the STF, stuns the strings and the superkick follows for 2. Rae against the purge in a suplex, follows with uppercuts and the cannonball for 2. Hogan’s eye hits it, hits the superkick on the ground and follows with the ground and the pound. She talks about shit while Rae locks the STF for the win. Kylie Rae defeated Kiera Hogan @ 9:25 via submission [***¼] It was a good, fun and competitive game that allowed the two women to shine but also to make sure to beat Rae in victory.
Unsanctioned Match: Sami Callihan vs. Ken Shamrock: Sami attacks with a suicide dive at the entrance to Ken and follows with a ground-top system. He whips Ken at the barricades, Ken shoots and follows with kicks and kicks. He whips Sami in the barricades, strikes more and kicks him again against the barricades. Ken goes on stage and runs away, hitting a little bit of a bodily attack. They’re fighting behind the scenes, and it’s time for the cinematic presentation. Sami blinds him with powder, follows with shots of the trash can. Sami has a chain, uses it to hit Ken and suffocates him, claiming that he is the most dangerous man in the real world. Ken kicks back with kicks, the ground and the book and screams a lot until the attack is over. They kick Ken, Sami kick and KOs Fulton with a bat, then pulls out Jake & Dave. He finds himself face to face with Ken, and they agree to finish things out. They take him to the parking lot, fighting by a production truck, while Ken controls until Sami breathes low and suffocates him. Ken fights, escapes and locks Sami’s ankle. Sami fights, fades and the referee waves him. Ken Shamrock defeated Sami Callihan @ 11:00 via submission [**] It was ok, luckily not bad, even if I think the finish was like it doesn’t make sense that Shamrock wins since Sami lost the world title, came back with this great restarted character, apparently broken with oVe here , and… then loses Ken Shamrock in 2020 ..
– NEXT WEEK…
* Cousin Jake against Joseph P Ryan
* Trey against Rohit Raju against Suicide against Chris Bey
* Full Metal Chaos: Havok vs Rosemary
* The lot on the Impact world championship
The 411 on Wrestling Podcast returns to the 411 Podcasting Network for episode 108. In the show, Larry Csonka & Steve Cook of 411 come back retro, with a return to 2004 with critics from WrestleMania XX, The Raw After and WWE Backlash 2004 w / @ VPenguin. The show lasts approximately 131 minutes.
* WrestleMania XX Review: 6:20
* Revisit the Raw the night after: 49:25
* WWE Backlash 2004 Review with Trent (@VPenguin) : 1:22:56
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The final score: review TortureThe 411Impact Rebellion 2020 (Pt. I) was a very good show, with a good fun action in the middle, but in my opinion, held back by a poor opener and main event, with a questionable booking decision to accompany them.