The Lucha Bros defeat the OGz
Something was off this match. I haven’t really seen the Lucha Bros have a bad match yet in IMPACT Wrestling, but this one was close. Personally, I think Homicide and Hernandez don’t have the gas left in their tanks to keep up with Pentagon Jr. and Fenix. The fact they are pretty old duo was masked during the LAX feud because the majority of matches were hardcore style. Consequently, the matches played to the OGz strengths. Unfortunately, this didn’t seem to be the case last night.
Yet, there were still some pretty neat spots. Pentagon Jr. hitting the double stomp to the groin of Homicide was pretty cool. Fenix is always good for a few wow moments. The Lucha Bros pick up the victory.
After the match, Konnan congratulated the Lucha Bros. LAX seemed a bit surprised. If this results in a Lucha Bros/LAX program, then sign me up.
Jordynne Grace defeats Katarina
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) November 9, 2018
So, if you’re not familiar with Jordynne Grace, she portrays herself as a powerhouse. Don Callis compared her to Rhyno last night. She reminds me more of Michael Elgin. Due to the fact that this was her debut, IMPACT needed to make her seem impressive. Katarina was a pretty good choice.
As a result of her being a veteran and having held the Knockouts title, Grace’s win felt pretty impressive. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again right now, Tessa Blanchard is a star to build this division around. If she’s going to have a long run, she’s going to need challengers. I actually called for IMPACT to sign Grace after All In. I’m glad they did.
The match was a little more competitive than I thought it should be, but in the end Grace stood tall. She looked good. She should be built as someone Blanchard shouldn’t want to cross paths with. It looks like IMPACT is planning on doing that.
Brian Cage wins via Disqualification agains Sami Callihan
Seems like these on site matches IMPACT likes to have only work when Sami Callihan is involved. Cage tracked down Callihan at Rockstar Pro. Cage knew the deck would be stacked against him, but he’s a machine right?
He took out the Crists on his way into the arena and called out Sami. Sami came out. Cage got the better of him until the Crists attacked from behind. Then the locker room emptied. Cage stood strong but the numbers were just too much for him.
Ultimately, half of Ohio took the big man down. This was fairly effective. Cage has been nursing a bad leg. This kept him off the tapings in New York and let him heal before they taped this segment later on. I wish they would rebrand the X-Division Title. That name, while a good history, is tied to bad eras past. It doesn’t really fit Cage and Callihan. This is going to be a interesting feud. It’s a simple but easy story. A really big guy versus a heel who will use the numbers and dirty tactics to get the upper hand.