Impact Wrestling 11.5 Review: Elgin vs Bahh!

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Impact Wrestling 11.5 Review: Elgin vs Bahh!

Post by cero2k » Nov 5th, '19, 20:43

Impact Wrestling
November 5th, 2019
Windsor, Ontario, Can.

Full Recap: https://www.f4wonline.com/news/impact-w ... ion-296686

Show opened with Callihan and oVe celebrating Callihan’s win in some street with their posse. Callihan took a shot at Jericho’s ‘bubbly’ phrase. Callihan said, that now that he’s champion, they’re taking over everything.

Moose vs Willie Mack - 6.5/10

I thought this was going to be a hoss fight, but Mack went straight for the lucha ranas and reversals. Moose hit the No Jackhammer Needed for the win. Good opener. Moose looked dominant without taking anything away from Mack.

Alisha FINALLY learns the truth - Backstage, Alisha was talking with Alexia Nicole about her date tonight with Ace. She’s heads over to cancel with him, and accidentally walks into Reno Scum and Ace Austin talking about Alisha. Ace Austin said that he’s been ‘banging Alisha for weeks’ (not true) and tonight is the last night since he’s finally done messing with Eddie Edwards. Alisha FINALLY figured out what everyone already knew.

We got the commercial for the next pay-per-view, Hard To Kill, which is confirmed to take place on January 12 from Dallas, TX.

Taya meets the female roster - Backstage, Madison Rayne was complaining to Kiera Hogan that she got injured. Taya walked up and started talking fashion-trash about each other’s attire with Rayne. Taya complained that she was left alone last week, to which Madison tried to get herself a title shot, but Taya walked away ignoring her.

Taya walked on and now found Jordynne Grace, who claimed the title shot she deserves from pinning the champion last week. Taya told her she will actually wrestle Madison Rayne after all.

Turning Point Card Rundown - Josh Matthews ran down the card for the Impact Plus special show — Turning Point, this upcoming Saturday. Brian Cage vs Sami Callihan rematch, Jake Crist gets his rematch versus Ace Austin, and Rhino vs Rob Van Dam.

Michael Elgin vs Fallah Bahh - 8/10
Great match, as Strong Style as Bahh has ever been. They went back and forward with strikes and big moves, with Elgin giving a lot to Bahh. They actually managed to make me think that Bahh had a chance at winning and getting revenge for what Elgin did to TJP. At the end, Elgin couldn't put down Bahh and couldn't bring him up for the Elgin Bomb, so he had to rely on hurting Bahh's arm and submitting him instead with a Crossface.

Alisha/Ace continues - Backstage, Ace Austin told Alisha he had great plans for tonight. Alisha told him to skip dinner and just meet her in her hotel room.

oVe Celebration continues - oVe arrived to the arena with beer and cake. They made fun of Jimmy Jacobs and Tommy Dreamer as they walked around the hallways. Dreamer had awesome Mantaur T-shirt.

Impact Plus Flashback Moment of the Week - It was Moose defending the Impact Grand Championship against Naomichi Marufuji. ECIII was on commentary during his happier days.

The North Interview - Gabbi Loren interviewed The North, who said that if they wanted, they’d have any of the championships in Impact. Page told Marufuji to get himself a partner and face them next week. Alexander put the titles on the line.

Ken Shamrock vs Joey Ryan - No rating, good segment
Shamrock just wore workout shorts and tennis shoes to the ring, from his mannerisms, he’s not looking forward to dealing with Ryan tonight. Understandable, Ryan started the match by oiling up his chest. Joey Ryan offered Shamrock a handshake, but only gave him a high five.

That was for the most part the sentiment of the match, a lot of straight lock ups, clean rope breaks, hand shakes, at least until Shamrock offered Ryan another handshake, but Ryan pulled his hand to his penis and hit the Dick Flip. Shamrock, surprised, woke up and went straight for the Ankle Lock, tapping out Ryan immediately. Let me repeat that — Ken Shamrock took the Dick Flip.

They did a good job with the setup to the Dick Flip, working all sportsmanshippy and all.

oVe Celebration continues - Backstage, oVe walked into the locker room and bullied Aiden Prince with beer. Jake Crist got into Daga’s bag and put on his vest. Daga walked up and stood up for himself. Callihan ordered Crist to give him back his vest, but the offered a spat-up beer. Callihan and Daga got face to face before Swann came in and broke the fight up, pulling Daga away.

Taya Valkyrie (w/John E. Bravo) vs Madison Rayne - 6.5/10
This was far better than I expected and from what we usually get with the Knockouts. I guess you could say that Rayne was kinda dumb for getting distracted by a toy at the end when she hit the Ripcord Cutter, but realistically, if Bravo is already on the apron, you know he's not gonna stop there. Taya used the distraction to hit the Road To Valhalla for the win.

Post-match - Jordynne Grace walked down. Took out John E. Bravo on the ramp and told Taya that she was next.

Gama Singh introduces his new protege - Backstage, Gama Singh berated Rohit Raju and Raj Singh for embarrassing him for losing all the time. Raj tried to bring Shera into the conversation, but Gama excused him that at least he looked great at the Rumble. Gama said that Shera has gone to India on a spiritual voyage and will come back stronger. Gama then introduced his new protege — Bhupinder Singh. I love that Gama has an endless flow of talent in his stable.

Suzie re-meets people - Somewhere in the Undead Realm, Rosemary was talking to Suzie, blaming her for all the things Su Yung did to her for the last year. Suzie had no idea what Rosemary was talking about. Suzie kept walking and stumbles upon Havok, but also failed to recognize her.

Petey Williams vs Bhupinder Singh (w/Desi Hit Squad) - 4/10
The referee for this match was Cameron, a double leg amputee.
I can't really say this was a squash because Singh got a lot of offense in, but talk about looking like a geek on your debut. Sure he tapped out to Petey Williams, but Gama tried to make him look like a big deal and he ended up at the level of Raju and Raj. I guess Gama will just send him back to India now.

Post-match - Bhupinder teased attacking the referee until Petey came for the win. The referee hit a 619 on Bhupinder, followed by a Canadian Destroyer. Petey set him up for the ref Cameron to hit 450 Splash. I think this spot was the only reason this match took place at all. Good for Cameron.

Ace Austin/Alisha Final Segment - Ace Austin arrived at Alisha’s hotel. Alisha told Ace to get comfortable while she did the same in the bathroom. She told Ace to wear a blindfold. Ace immediately undressed down to his underwear and wore the blindfold. For the totally expected swerve, out the bathroom came Eddie Edwards, with really soft hands. Eddie beat up Ace, but when he went for the kendo stick, Alisha said she wanted to do it. Alisha chased off Ace with the Kendo Stick. Eddie and Alisha then refound their love and made out in the hallway. See, this was a lovely “marriage trouble” story that didn’t make anyone feel awkward and disgusted.

Josh Matthews announced for next week that The North defends the tag titles against Marufuji and Eddie Edwards.

Sami Callihan's Championship Celebration - Impact World Champion Sami Callihan and oVe came down to the ring. Jake Crist introduced Callihan as the new Impact World Champion. Callihan asked for a standing ovation. Callihan said that they’ve been partying since last week because he did as he promised he would, and walked out the world champion.

Suddenly, Tommy Dreamer interrupted Callihan. Dreamer said that last week, Callihan ruined Impact’s big debut on AXS by being a bully. Dreamer put over the crowd and the roster for being the real draw of Impact. I partially disagree.

Callihan told Dreamer if he had a problem with him, to get in the ring. Dreamer called out a referee and some friends out. Pretty much the same Inner Circle vs Cody angle, but leading to a match.

Street Fight
Rich Swann, Tommy Dreamer, Daga, and Tessa Blanchard vs oVe - No Rating, ok segment
Not much of a match, they only had about eight minutes to feature eight people and get Swann to pin the champion with time to spare for the celebration, so this was all action and spots. We did get some cool stuff like Daga hitting a Tilt-a-whirl DDT on Fulton, Tessa doing a top rope senton onto the floor, a Tower of Doom spot, and the ending sequence between Swann and Callihan, with the former rolling up the latter for the win.

OVERALL THOUGHTS
Enjoyable show, went by fast. Second show after Bound For Glory and they’ve now setup two new title contenders for Taya and Callihan to go forward towards the end of the year. Michael Elgin vs Fallah Bahh is worth going out of your way to watch for sure.



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