Hello and welcome to Impact Wrestling Live Results!
I’m your host, CP Bialois, and we’re looking forward to seeing the winner for the Match of the Year and Moment of the Year, not to mention how they further more storylines for 2021.
We’re going to grab some snacks and settle in for the final Impact Wrestling Live Results of 2021, and we’ll see you all here at 8 p.m. EST showtime.
Moment of the Year
The show started with a memorial to Jon Huger (Brodie Lee, Luke Harper) who died a couple of days ago from lung related illness.
Josh Mathews and Scott D’Amore welcomed us back and recapped last week’s awards and prepared for tonight’s as well as Hard To Kill on January 16 where Kenny Omega makes his first in-ring Impact appearance.
Josh segued into this year’s Slammiversary as the Moment of the Year.
We were shown a recap of Slammiversary and all the surprising twists that came our way in what was an amazing night.
2020 Resolution – X Division Championship – Willie Mack vs. Ace Austin (c)
Willie Mack’s New Year’s resolution was to keep wrestling, see the world, and keep doing what he’s doing.
Back in the studio, Scott told Josh his resolution is to be nice to him… Not! And Josh pointed out that was Scott’s resolution last year.
2020’s Rebellion match between Willie Mack vs. Ace Austin was next, and after some head games by Austin the match got started.
This was a great back and forth between the pair as they showed their best stuff as Mack claimed the victory to win his first X-Division Championship.
Deonna Purrazzo accepts Taya Valkyrie’s challenge
We returned to Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan saying their New Year’s resolution is to have the Knockouts Tag Team Championship around their waists.
After a back and forth between Josh and Scott about previous Knockouts tag teams, they talked about Taya Valkyrie and Deonna Purrazzo.
Deonna Purrazzo gave her response to Taya Valkyrie’s challenge for the Knockouts Championship, and she said that thought she doesn’t bother with peasants, there’s something about the match that interests her.
She said that if she can go toe to toe with Valkyrie, she’s laying the foundation to what she’s building.
And if she can beat Valkyrie, she can be the longest reigning champion. She then accepted to face Valkyrie at Hard To Kill.
Rich Swann’s Rollercoaster 2020
Rich Swann said his resolution for 2021 is to help bring Impact to the highest level.
Josh and Scott welcomed us back, and previewed some of the matches for next week’s Impact Wrestling.
The talked about Rich Swann’s 2020 struggles starting with a severe injury in January and how it nearly ended his career.
Swann talked about how he managed to come back to wrestle at Slammiversary, but Eric Young’s jealousy and hate ruined it so he retired.
Young’s attacked on the stage afterwards ignited a fire in Swann to work harder and come back and face Eric Young to prove himself and win the Impact World Championship against the man the injured him.
Impact Tag Team Championship – The Motor City Machine Guns vs. The North (c)
Jordynn Grace said her resolution is to respond to people on Twitter less. Given social media, this isn’t the worse idea as a few can ruin it for everyone.
Josh and Scott talked about the Motor City Machine Guns and what they mean to wrestling.
Tag Team Championship – The Motor City Machine Guns vs. The North (c)
This match was on Impact Wrestling after they arrived at Slammiversary, and it was one of the best matches of the year as the two best tag teams faced off.
The speed and precision the MCMG can move with their double teams is second to none, and it’s a shame they’re not given the credit they deserve for their accomplishments.
With their win over the North, it’s a step in that direction.
In the studio, Scott described how the North is like FTR as a throwback team, and their style with the MCMG’s rapid fire style made for a great combination.
Johnny Swinger wished Bill Watts a Happy New Year for his resolution.
As Josh and Scott pointed out, Swinger may ne insane and stuck in a time warp, but at elast he didn’t shoot anyone.
Acey Romero approached Crazzy Steve about him setting up Larry D for shooting John E. Bravo.
He said he figured Steve would’ve heard or smelled something, but Steve said the trail doesn’t end with him.
He said besides the gun going off, he heard a skull butt and it came from the groom’s side and he pointed Romero toward Swinger as someone to interview.
Scott then said one of the unique challenges of 2020 was thinking outside the box, and Wrestle House was one of those and it was a hit and was never done.
We then got to see a highlight of one of our favorite bits all year. This was hilarious and awesome at the same time.
Afterwards, Josh asked Scott how they can get on Wrestle House, and Scott told him they all took a vote and Josh can be in a house away from all of them.
Final Resolution – X-Division Championship – Rohit Raju (c) vs. Manik
Josh and Scott welcomed us back and talked about the X-Division title match between Manik (c) vs. Rohit Raju vs. Chris Bey at Hard To Kill.
Scott talked about how Rohit wiggled out of his matches to stay champion, and it took us to Final Resolution.
This was a great match as we got to see the best of both men as well as Manik (TJP) finally getting the championship he deserves. Both men are great talents and we can’t get enough of them.
Back in the set, Josh started to say how Manik looks like TJP, but Scott cut him off, saying he even has a passport with Manik on it.
Ken Shamrock’s Impact Wrestling’s Hall of Fame Induction
Brian Myers said he doesn’t make resolutions because he believes everyone should always be the best them 24/7 like he is.
Josh and Scott talked about Ken Shamrock’s Hall of Fame induction and the accolades toward Shamrock from Bret Hart, The Rock, and Mick Foley.
Scott added how Shamrock was the first Impact era champion, and then we were treated to Ken Shamrock’s HOF speech.
This was a great moment because, as Scott had said, The Rock inducted Shamrock into the HOF and explained how Shamrock took a position where he didn’t have a problem working with the Rock.
He could’ve said no, but he didn’t when a lot of guys did that to the Rock.
It was a glimpse into Shamrock’s heart and what it means to be a good person and a professional.
Scott then added how that was an emotional day for Shamrock as professional wrestling was his first love and he takes it very seriously.
Match of the Year – Slamiversary – 5 Man Impact World Championship Elimination Match – Eddie Edwards vs. Ace Austin (w/Madman Fulton) vs. Trey Miguel vs. Rich Swann vs. Eric Young
Eddie Edwards said his New Year’s resolution is to continue moving forward to provide for his family and the Impact Wrestling company.
He prefers setting goals instead of making resolutions, and that’s a great way to look at it.
Scott talked about there being so many matches, and Josh announced it’s the Elimination match at Slammiversay when Eric Young returned and Swann’s story started.
This was such an awesome match for so many reasons from the storyline perspective and the athleticism of the participants to the in-ring story.
Add to the mix that it was for the vacated World Championship only gives it more weight.
While Eddie Edwards has his detractors, he deserved to win this and have another run as champion, and he did a great job.
We’re not ashamed to say our pick was Ace Austin, but the right man won the match.
Edwards then thanked the fans for voting for the match, and he said it was very special to him.
He thanked everyone for their contribution and he considered it an honor given the high level matches they put on every week.
Josh and Scott then wished us all a Happy New Year and thanked us for watching
This was a fun show as we got to see matches we haven’t seen for a while and we like the two winners.
Impact Wrestling Live Results can’t wait to see what 2021 has to offer, and we want to thank you for joining us. We had a blast and look forward to seeing you all next week.
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