Impact Wrestling 11.12 Review: The North vs Marufuji/Edwards

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Impact Wrestling 11.12 Review: The North vs Marufuji/Edwards

Post by cero2k » Nov 12th, '19, 21:23

Impact Wrestling
November 12, 2019
Windsor, Ontario, Canada

Full Recap - https://www.f4wonline.com/news/impact-w ... rds-297196

Ace Austin opened the show coming down to join the commentary table for the next X-Division Championship No. 1 Contendership match.

X-Division Championship No. 1 Contendership Match
Trey Migue vs Petey Williams vs Rohit Raju vs Aiden Prince vs Brent Banks vs Willie Mack - 6.5/10
Trey Miguel stole the pin by rolling up Petey Williams after Petey had hit the Canadian Destroyer and was going for the win himself. Match started weak with everyone selling outside and getting hit by dives one by one, but it got good towards the end with more action inside the ring. Rohit Raju was fantastic here, and Impact really needs to bring back Brent Banks.

Throughout the match, they showed Trey Miguel’s mom in attendance, with constant hinting that Ace Austin is going to try and seduce Trey Miguel’s mother.

Rich Swann Interview - Gabby Loren interviewed Rich Swann about next week’s 5-way No. 1 Contender’s match for Callihan’s title. Swann said that becoming World Champion would prove everyone wrong that his size will not stop him.

Michael Elgin Interview - Next up, Loren interviewed Michael Elgin about the same match. Elgin said that a lot of people wish they can win, but at the end, it’s him that will win. Elgin has proved to get things done since his debut, and now his sights are on the title.

Madison Rayne (w/Kiera Hogan) vs Alexia Nicole - 5/10
Madison hit the Cross Rayne for the win. Ok match, what Rayne lacks in wrestling ability, she makes up with her character work. Nicole also has been on Impact enough that she doesn't get squashed anymore, she gets better matches, and truth be told, she's not that bad, she just doesn't have any character to her yet.

Johnny Swinger Tries to commit suicide by Shamrock - Backstage, Johnny Swinger told Aiden Prince that he took a dump in Petey Williams’ bag, but he accidentally did it to Ken Shamrock’s bag. Swinger will suffer for this.

RVD Promo - I love cocky RVD, but his promos are shit, they've always been, and Forbes showing her asshole on camera does nothing to make this good. Rob said that he doesn’t need the money, but that Impact needs him, and so he’ll be back next week. Not good.

Daga vs Jake Crist - 8/10
Great match. Daga is in the 5-way No. 1 Contendership match for Callihan’s title, and thus got the win tonight in a great showing. Daga hit with a Tiger Driver ‘98 for the win. This was fast paced, tons of kicks and high impact moves.

We got a fantastic recap of Joey Ryan vs Ken Shamrock with opera music.

The North Interview - Loren interviewed The North about tonight's match with Edwards and Marufuji. Great short promo by confident champions, happy to go against top talent.

oVe (Impact World Champion Sami Callihan & Madman Fulton) vs Rich Swann & Tessa Blanchard - 7.5/10
Tessa took out Fulton with a dive, while Swann got a two count over Callihan with a Moonsault. Callihan went for Swann’s eyes and his baseball bat, but the referee took it away. With the referee distracted, Callihan instead used the belt to take out Swann and pick up the win for his team. Great match. Fulton was a BEAST in this match, him working over Swann was complete and utter dominance.

Post-match - oVe took out Swann with another belt shot. Tessa went for the save, but took a belt shot too from Sami. As the beatdown continued, Brian Cage came down for the save, took out Fulton with an F-5, but Callihan escaped. Cage is not in contention of the title after losing at Turning Point, but he’s not done with Callihan.

Backstage, Loren asked Brian Cage what was next for him. Cage said that he wasn’t done with oVe, Callihan, or the title. Cage said he will be in next week’s title contention match.

Impact Plus Flashback Moment of the Week was the Ultimate X match of Rich Swann vs Jake Crist vs Ethan Page vs Trey Miguel from the Homecoming Pay Per View.

Johnny Swinger is now bragging about taking a dump on Shamrock’s bag, but the people there tell him that is probably illegal.

Taya/Jordynne Skit - On the other side of the building, Jordynne Grace came up to Taya and told her she wants her shot at the Knockout’s title. Taya said Jordynne doesn’t just get to make challenges, but Bravo takes the challenge instead. Next week, it’s Jordynne Grace vs both Taya and Bravo.

Moose Skit - Moose cut a promo from a tennis court talking about he is the greatest of all time. He said that by defeated Shamrock, he proved that he is the greatest MMA fighter of all time, and now he was going to prove he was the best tennis player of all time by defeating Mikey, who he bullied into losing.

Havok vs Krystal Moon - Squash
Total squash, Havok tossed around Moon from corner to corner, kicked her while down in the corner, rammed her against the apron, beat her down, and hit a Chokeslam for the pin, except Havok broke her own pin, only to deliver a Tombstone Piledriver instead. Moon was really green even for a squash, but she had great facial expressions of fear and pain.

Post-match - Backstage, Suzie found Havok as she returned from the ring. Havok pushed Suzie away, which triggered something in Suzie that brought back some memories of her former self.

It was officially announced that Brian Cage has been added to next week’s No. 1 Contendership match.

Impact World Tag Team Championship Match
The North (C) vs Naomichi Marufuji & Eddie Edwards - 8/10
Great match. The North deliver their assisted Spinerbuster finisher and pinned Edwards to retain the titles. Marufuji and Edwards turned out to be a good team together, but they just didn't have enough time to slowly build any tension, this match started and pretty much skipped the whole babyface in peril parts. The North once again was super dominant, they have zero eyes on them, but they're definitely in contention for Most Improved and Best Tag Team going.

OVERALL THOUGHTS
Really strong show inside the ring with only a couple of storyline developments, as most of the show built towards next week’s big 5-person elimination match to pick a new contender for Callihan’s championship.

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