A Note to Leave On
The show started with a continuation of the story from last week, Bobby Lashley vs. Brian Cage. I enjoyed last week’s match quite a lot, and the more I’ve thought about it the more I thought I gave it a harder time than it deserved. This week’s in-ring action left a little to be desired from the pair, but it was a fun enough segment to begin the show.
Lashley came out at the beginning of the show to call out Brain Cage, claiming that Cage’s victory over Lashley last week was a fluke. I enjoyed this angle, but it’s sad to think that this is the end of Bobby Lashley in Impact. He’s finally in a feud I care about, with a motivation that makes sense, and this is the last we will see of him.
Despite some cheating from Lashley, hitting Cage with a low blow, he couldn’t secure the win this week. Brian Cage left the match standing tall.
I love how they’ve built Brian Cage, he looks to have certainly taken the position of Lashley in Impact. My only concern is that we don’t have a path to Redemption for him, and I’m worried that he’ll be put in a random match with no build – as Impact have a habit of doing when they don’t know what to do with a great talent. As for Lashley, there is still no official word on whether he will move to WWE, but I think we might find out sooner rather than later.