Hello and welcome to Impact Wrestling Xplosion Recap!
This looks like it’s going to be a fun one with some good matches and an interview with the newly resurrected Father James Mitchell on Around The Ring.
Let’s get it started, shall we?
Kimber Lee vs. Tasha Steelz (Kiera Hogan)
A hair pulling contest started it off before they made a deal to let go on the count of 3 and neither one did.
Kimber took early control with a series of high impact moves until Hogan grabbed her foot at the ropes to distract her.
Steelz took advantage of the distraction and hit a flurry of her own attacks.
Kimber fought her way back, but Steelz hung in there until Hogan could distract Kimber again.
Steelz hit a hurricanranna and a cutter for the win.
In our opinion, there isn’t a better duo when it comes to teamwork than these two.
Around the Ring with Father James Mitchell
When David Penzer asked what it’s like being back from the dead, Mitchell said he spent 7 months in a field of azure, puppies, and kittens. In other words, pure hell for him.
Penzer then asked him if he shot John. E. Bravo and he said he didn’t; that he had no reason to.
Penzer brought up their time together with WCW (Talk about brining back some memories).
Mitchell said it was an exciting midcard opportunity and the pyros and everything had made it so exciting.
He said as a manager he was directed to ham up the “evil” such with the eyebrows and all, and his approach was he was given an opportunity.
He said Monday Nitro was the number one rated show at the time, and he didn’t intend to just blow t off because he wasn’t in the nWo. He said he wanted to make the most of his time there.
He added that is he hadn’t done that, he wouldn’t have been able to do everything that followed it.
Penzer followed that by saying the next opportunity was with TNA when it was just starting and asked Mitchell about that.
Mitchell responded that WCW had just closed up 9 months earlier, but it was really exciting as the world was looking for competition to the WWE.
He added there was a lot of ideas floating around, both good and bad. It was an exciting, high energy show early on as it was live, and he compared it to SNL, meaning there weren’t any second takes.
If he messed up a promo, that was it.
He added that his three biggest highlights were his run with Raven as he came into his own, his wrestling with Raven, and his run with Abyss.
He pointed out that he and Abyss hit it off and were on the same page early on.
He loves working with the current crop of wrestlers and seeing how the business backstage has changed from the old days. It’s no longer a wild west type of setting, and it’s great.
He’s had a lot of fun and it’s been creatively challenging at times. He likes to jump in and work with people, and he thinks the constant challenge made him better.
When asked if he’s going to stick around this time, he said, “Absolutely. You can’t keep a good dog off your leg. I’m like a cockroach or something.”
To close it out, Mitchell thanked everyone for sticking around and he looks forward to seeing us all. He added that he hopes all of our stains are large ones.
It’s so awesome to see him go back and forth between his character and his real self so effortlessly. He’s one of the best ever.
Impact Classic Match – Turning Point 2009
These flashback matches are one of Impact Wrestling Xplosion Recap’s favorite segments. Nothing like some of the old days being revisited.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship – AJ Styles (c) vs. Chris Daniels vs. Samoa Joe
This was a fun match that was also faster pace than we expected. It’s great to see Samoa Joe before the WWE limited him.
Impact Rewind – Rich Swann and Eddie Edwards vs. Sami Callihan and Eric Young
As usual, the show closed out with last week’s main event, which in this case was a tag team grudge match we covered here.
This was a pretty good show with the Around The Ring Segment stealing the show for us.
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We loved it and look forward to seeing you all next time!
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