wrestling effect (January 20, 2022) W. Morrissey offered a date for his world title shootout versus Moss, Jonathan Grisham defending the ROH World Championship, Charlie Haas on his first Impact appearance against Josh Alexander, and the invading ROH faction running again.
Impact’s next special event is no giving up On February 19, the main match was decided. Moose will defend the Impact World Championship against W. Morrissey. Give me, “Well yeah!”
Prior to this official announcement, Morrissey had work to show in the ring. Brian Myers didn’t take kindly to Morrissey’s handling of his students Learning Tree last week, so he took matters into his own hands by volunteering SK and Zeke Dyce for a handicap match.
In the ring, Morrissey dominated with clotheslines, big boots, smashing running into corners, and shoulder tackles. He throttled the dice and blasted the VSK grenade for a double pin in pushup mode.
Then, Morrissey announced that he wouldn’t be chasing a moose until he got that shot. Since Moss won’t show his face, Morrissey will look for him. Behind the scenes, Scott Demore informed Morrissey that Moss was not in the building. He wanted the 7-foot-tall to wait until it was more important for a fighting tournament no giving up.
Impact makes it official with this elegant hand-painting.
no giving up It takes place on February 19 from New Orleans, Los Angeles.
Let’s start the rest of the show.
Tasha Stiles defeated Chelsea Green. Stills survived an improbable attack to counter a crusade to gain victory.
Mickey James had to comment on that match. After the win, Stills grabbed a microphone to call out the knockout champion. Steeles has a title shot in her pocket from winning a Knockouts Ultimate X match in hard to kill. It’s time for Mickey to stop playing with Barbies and get on the wrong side of the street. When they meet in the ring, Stills will send Mickey home to her family as a loser. Mickey entered the ring. Stills pushed, James responded back, and fists followed. James had DDT on the horizon, but Savannah Evans stepped in to beat her up. Green joined the battle to help the hero. A kick flew from Green to the grounds of Evans, and Mick Kick from James sent Steelz out of the ring.
In the BTI preliminary show, Jordynne Grace retained the Impact Digital Media Championship by defeating Lady Frost. Matt Cardona came to refer to the title. During the main show, Cardona explained his motives. Reached Impact to win a world title. The World Wide Web Belt is his new target. Cardona officially challenged Grace.
The decay effect is defeated. Caleb Conley created a distraction before the opening bell for Tenille Dashwood and Madison Rayne to attack Rosemary and Havok. They smashed Rosemary in the center of the ring. The ringside medic banned Rosemary from competing due to a shoulder injury, but Rosemary indicated that Havok was still taking over the fight. Havoc kept to herself, however, and she couldn’t survive the handicap match on her own. The Influence eventually picked her to win a Spotlight hit from Dashwood.
IInspriation sarcastically praised the winning effort to influence via the promotional video. Jesse McKay and Cassie Lee are too smart for the influence team’s influence tactics. They flipped the script to sow seeds of doubt among their opponents. How can Ryan trust the selfish Dashwood? How can Dashwood trust a partner who retires every year? The Knockouts tag title match will be next week.
The quintessential singer is coming to effect. Twitter comments refer to Giselle Show As the lady in question.
Ace Austin and Madman Fulton attempt to recruit “Speedball” Mike Bailey to join their crew. It doesn’t seem like he’s sold on the idea.
Matt Taffin, Maria Kanellis, Mike Bennett, Vincent and PCO were on top with tickets. They wanted to support Jonathan Grisham in his defense of the ROH World Title. Scott Demore did not trust them. He tore up their tickets, upgraded them to Skybox, and ordered security to cordon off them. Taffin said they would leave once the fighting was over.
ROH World Championship: Jonathan Grisham retained to face Steve McClain. (Full details here.) Both men used each of the three rope spacers. McClain focused on damaging the lower back. Gresham turned the tide with a knee attack. Lock in a four and use the ropes as a lever for more pain. McClain’s shoulders were on the mat, so the referee counted three.
ROH 5 walked out of the place as promised. They were men of honor.
Doc Gallows & Joe defeated Doering Heath & Rhino. Diner hit the heath with its flagpole by design. Double strangulation followed for victory.
Josh Alexander defeated Charlie Haas. (Full details here.) Alexander secured a padlock at the ankle. Haas countered on the follow-up roll, but Alexander moved to lock Karma’s ankle to earn the surrender.
After the match, ROH 5 attacked Alexander and Haas. Chris Sabin, Rich Swann, Willie Mack, Heath and Reno came against the odds, but ROH still had the physical advantage. Eddie Edwards brought his kendo wand to clear the ring of intruders.
ROH 5 concluded the show with a promotional display of rafters. Maria explained that they believed in honor. But things have changed. Now, they are honor no more.
Putting the effect into another powerful episode with storytelling that builds anticipation of what’s to come, while Gresham and Haas elevate the quality of wrestling as special attractions.
Moose vs. Morrissey would be a slobberknocker. I can not wait. It will be Cardona’s game against Grace Slobberknocker. I can not wait. James vs. Steeles will be a slobbreakerknocker. Well, maybe not in business but definitely in terms of hot aggression. I can not wait. ROH 5 will get some intermittent bonuses. I can not wait. There are a lot of positives to look forward to soon from Impact.
One small detail that I appreciated was Myers’ demonstration of his value as a teacher. When Morrissey double-hit VSK and Dice, Myers said in the commentary that they dug their escapes at this exact moment. Then VSK and Dice escaped. It would be easy to portray Myers as a tough coach on the roof, but Impact has shown that he really helps his students. These details help create a fuller world of character development.
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