IMPACT WRESTLING: Moose, Trey Miguel, Chris Sabin qualify

Originally published at IMPACT WRESTLING: Moose, Trey Miguel, Chris Sabin qualify

IMPACT! Wrestling

May 6th, 2021

By: John Siino

Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee

Commentary: Matt Striker & D’Lo Brown

Before The IMPACT! – Jake Something def. Shera (w/ Rohit Raju) by pinfall at 8:41

Under Siege Qualifying Match: Chris Sabin (w/ James Storm) vs. Rhino (w/ Eric Young, Joe Doering & Deaner)

They start the match working on each other’s arms, but Sabin quickly knocks Rhino to the outside with a dropkick. Back inside, Sabin hits a flying elbow to the corner but gets tripped up by Deaner while trying to run the ropes giving Rhino the upper hand. Rhino holds Sabin down in the corner and knocks him down with a clothesline. Sabin tries a comeback, but they hit heads and fall to the middle of the ring. Rhino picks Sabin up in a fireman’s carry position, but Sabin reverses and hits an Enziguri to knock Rhino to the outside where he gets a flying crossbody from Sabin. Back inside again, Sabin gets a 2 count after a missile dropkick. Deaner gets on the apron to distract the referee, and Rhino puts a thumb in the eye of Sabin. Sabin tries a tornado DDT, but Rhino blocks it and hits a superplex for a two. Rhino goes for the gore, but Sabin dodges and applies a magistral cradle for the win.

Winner: Chris Sabin by pinfall at 6:44, to advance

The Major Arcana

We go to the back where Gia Miller gets a word with a pissed-off Brian Myers who is throwing stuff around in the back. Myers is upset about losing the qualifying match to Matt Cardona, as he’s leaving Rosemary stops him and starts reading him tarot cards where it says Myers’s ego prevents him from changing. Myers calls it bullshit and runs into Black Taurus who knocks him down. The Decay surrounds Myers and throws the tarot card on him and laughs as they walk away and Myers stares at the card.

Coach Kenny

We go to Kenny Omega who’s backstage with Don Callis and the Good Brothers talking about the beatdown they did last week. Callis tells them they need to focus a bit more on wins, and Omega says he has a point, they can’t be losers. Omega says he comes from a place where wins and loses matter, so this time Omega will be ‘Coach Kenny’ for the Good Brothers and make sure they don’t lose. Callis says no pressure but the greatest wrestling in the last 20,000 years will be there and Omega says he used to coach women’s basketball.

Susan (w/ Kimber Lee) vs. Taylor Wilde

Wild starts off challenging Susan to take her down but easily reverses it and takes Susan down before hitting a jumping arm drag and a dropkick for a 2. Susan is able to trip Wilde down to the bottom rope and distracts Brian Hebner while Kimber Lee starts choking Wilde on the rope. Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb with a K make their way down to the ring to scope out Wilde. Wilde hits a head scissors and a German suplex to knock Susan to the outside where Wilde hits a hurricanrana from the apron. As Wilde tries to get back inside, Lee grabs her leg but Kaleb holds Lee back while Tenille comes in and attacks Susan. Wilde didn’t realize this and hit a German suplex for the pin on Susan. Tenille tries to hug and congratulate Wilde after, but Wilde doesn’t accept it and walks away.

Winner: Taylor Wilde by pinfall at 2:27

The Fighting Champion

Gia Miller asks Deonna Purrazzo if there is a reason why she hasn’t been ringside for Susan and Kimber Lee. Deonna says she’s not ignoring Taylor Wilde, but that Susan and Lee have to earn the right to have her in their corner. The Decay walk in as Gia Miller scatters away, Rosemary says the chatter has been lately that Deonna has become a bit of a coward. Deonna says she doesn’t have to listen to this, tries to walk away but walks into Havok. Havok says to listen to this, what she sees is a champion with no challenger. Deonna admits she needs opponents as she’s a fighting champion, so she will go find Scott D’Amore and suggest that Rosemary faces Havok and she will face the winner.

You Can’t Teach This

We see a video for W. Morrissey who says you might know this face but don’t know the man. You think he’s just a man that was once part of a goofy tag team. He wasn’t there to entertain you and you turned your back. And it’s not just the fans, but every member of this industry. Every friend ended up being a fraud, a fake, and a phony. It was up to him to rebuild himself, and he did it, he rose from the ashes. He promises to be bigger and better than he’s ever been, and he did it on his own. So now he’s here to make everyone feel the agony that he once felt. And at Under Siege it starts with Willie Mack.

Under Siege Qualifying Match: Rohit Raju (w/ Shera) vs. Trey Miguel

They lock up a couple of times, but Miguel ends up climbing to the ropes while locked up, tries to apply a submission but Raju escapes to the outside as Shera gets in Miguel’s face. Raju takes his time but eventually comes back inside as they quickly circle each other trying to take each other down. Miguel keeps flipping out of each move and eventually runs into a back elbow from Raju as we go to commercial.

As we come back, we see Shera attacking Miguel as Raju has the referee distracted. Miguel mounts a comeback, but Raju stops him from doing a Northern Lights suplex and hits a DDT for a 2 count. Raju knocks Miguel outside where Shera continues to stomp on him. Raju targets the left arm of Raju including snapping it down to the mat with force, jumps off the top rope but Miguel dodges it and hits a backflip into a double stomp the back of Raju. They trade off punches and forearms, but Miguel hits an atomic drop and a Northern Lights suplex into an arm lock submission that turns into a pin attempt for a two. They fight in the corner where Raju trips him up, hits a kick and a spinning DDT followed by a Falcon’s Arrow for a two, right into a crossface. Miguel gets out of it, catches Raju and hits a hip disconnector into the Hourglass submission as Raju taps out.

Winner: Trey Miguel by submission at 12:30, to advance

As Miguel is heading to the back, Jake Something comes out and takes out Shera before heading inside and attacking Rohit Raju. He goes for a powerbomb but ends up throwing him onto Shera and knocks Shera to the outside with a clothesline.

Walk the Plank, Sea Hag

We go to Swinger’s Palace where Chris Bey is overseeing some gambling by Alisha, James Storm, and Chris Sabin, and looks like Alisha lost all her money. And Swinger says, ‘if you lose the fish and chips, you have to walk the plank sea hag’. Swinger says he might have a job for her, as Trey Miguel walks in and says he knows they all saw him advance. Matt Cardona says he’s not here to play games, he’s here for championships, but Bey jokes that the toy guy isn’t playing games. Sabin and Storm both make cases for themselves winning the six-way at Under Siege. Bey tries to start something between Sabin and Storm, but Bey asks Storm which is the best tag team he’s ever been in? America’s Most Wanted, Beer Money or Beer Guns and asks Sabin the same question, and they both brush him off. Bey keeps starting trouble that results in Storm saying he won’t need Sabin in his corner later on in his match with Moose and at Under Siege, he will see Bey.

Doc Gallows (w/ Karl Anderson, Kenny Omega & Don Callis) vs. Juice Robinson (w/ David Finlay)

Gallows starts the match by hitting headbutts and going for the eyes of Juice as Coach Kenny on the outside is yelling advice. Juice comes back, hits punches on Gallows in the corner followed by a bite to the forehead and a cannonball in the corner. Juice hits a bunch of jabs but they end when Gallows hits an uppercut before running into the boot of Juice, but Gallows kicks Juice off the top rope to the outside. Gallows keeps Juice in the corner hitting him with body shots and uses the rope to choke Juice. Gallows hits an elbow drop for a 2 count before he starts biting him again. Gallows keeps Juice down with chin locks but hits a body slam and misses an elbow drop. Juice dodges Gallows and tries to clothesline him down with a couple of attempts but on the third one he hits a low dropkick, and a DDT for a 2 count. Anderson, Callis, and Omega get on the apron to distract Juice which causes Gallows to reverse Juice and hit a big boot followed by a sit-out powerbomb for the pin.

Winner: Doc Gallows by pinfall at 7:13

Anderson and Omega run in and all 3 heels start beating down on FinJuice. Eddie Edwards runs in but also gets beat down by the Bullet Club.

Great Idea

Deonna Purrazzo, Kimber Lee, and Susan are seen leaving but Gia Miller stops and asks them for an update but Deonna says she doesn’t have to say anything. They try to leave again, but Scott D’Amore stops them and says her idea from earlier sounded great, so next week it’s Havok vs. Rosemary and the winner will face Deonna for the Knockouts Championship at Under Siege.

El Phantasmo vs. VSK

ELP is introduced as representing the Bullet Club while VSK has been seen on AEW Dark for the last 6 months. ELP’s entrance is full of usual Phantasmo cockiness with him dapping up invisible fans and getting in David Penzer’s face. The match starts fast with VSK hitting a hurricanrana, dropkick, and body slam followed by a splash for a surprising 2 count. ELP escapes and hits a couple of back rakes and sets up VSK in the Tree of Woe, teases running into him but ends up stepping on the groin of VSK instead. ELP hits a springboard crossbody followed by a moonsault off the ropes for a 2 count. ELP puts VSK on his shoulders, but VSK reverses for a 2 count, goes on the attack once more on ELP, and gets another two-count. ELP twists the nipples of VSK and lands a mule kick to knock VSK down. ELP hits a superkick to what the commentary calls a ‘loaded boot’ and pins VSK with the Undertaker pin with the arms crossed.

Winner: El Phantasmo by pinfall at 3:10

Kiera Hogan (w/ Tasha Steelz) vs. Rachael Ellering (w/ Jordynne Grace)

Kiera starts the match running into an elbow by Ellering, but Tasha right away distracts Ellering giving Kiera the opportunity to go on the attack on Ellering in the corner. Kiera starts smashing Ellering’s head on all the corners, but on the 4th Ellering reverses it. Kiera knocks Ellering down with a dropkick for a two-count. Kiera hits a bulldog for a 1 count. Ellering gets out of a sleeper hold and hits an elbow to the back of Kiera’s head knocking them both down. Ellering hits a bunch of offenses including a senton for a 2 count. Kiera hits a splash in the corner followed by a fast dropkick for a 2 count. Kiera goes for a suplex, but they hit a bunch of reverses until Ellering hits what Matt Striker calls the “Boss Woman Slam” for the pin.

Winner: Rachael Ellering by pinfall at 4:33

Butter Me Up

We see Moose backstage getting ready for his match but gets interrupted by Don Callis who says Moose is looking great. Moose asks what he wants, and Callis is surprised Moose is even wrestling as the stars should be treated like stars and jabronis be treated like jabronis, and he’s not a jabroni. Moose thinks Callis is trying to butter him up in case he has to fight Kenny Omega. Callis says no, he just doesn’t have to be in a qualifying match and prove himself. Moose tells Callis to shut his mouth as he has a message to send, and Callis says ‘that went well’.

Exclamation Point

Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz backstage saying that they were caught slipping again and obviously Rachael Ellering is the missing ingredient. Ellering and Jordynne Grace walk in and joke around about Fire ‘n Flava needing some more time and still losing. Kiera and Tasha say that the match at Under Siege will pretty much be a handicap match as Grace is a non-factor. Grace says she’s never faced Tasha one-on-one so next week it’ll happen. Tasha says that’s on period, but Grace says that’s on the exclamation point.

Next Week

  • Havok vs. Rosemary – winner faces Deonna Purrazzo at Under Siege for the Knockouts Championship
  • X Division Scramble: Petey Williams vs. El Phantasmo vs. TJP vs. Ace Austin vs. Acey Romero vs. Rohit Raju – winner faces Josh Alexander at Under Siege for the X Division Championship
  • Karl Anderson vs. David Finlay

Under Siege Qualifying Match: Moose vs. James Storm

The match starts with Moose challenging Storm to give him all he’s got, as they start trading punches, but Moose hits a big boot but ends up on the outside as Storm ducks and kicks Moose under the ropes as they go to commercial.

As we come back, Storm throws Moose back in the ring and hits an atomic drop followed by a spinning clothesline. Moose blocks a kick by Storm and snaps it back on the top rope knocking Storm to the outside. On the outside, Moose starts slamming the right knee of Storm on the barricade as well as stomping on it as well as his ankle. Moose keeps going in and out of the ring to break up the count and starts slamming Storm’s knee on the floor before throwing Storm back inside but then uses the apron to attack Storm’s knee. Storm starts to fight back a bit, but quickly gets knocked down by a low dropkick by Moose. Moose continues in the corner damaging the knee by twisting it on the ropes and hitting a pair of dropkicks to the knee. Moose puts on an outside toe hold and tries to use the ropes for leverage, but Brian Hebner forces him to break it up. Storm takes off his guard, but Moose immediately goes to attack it with punches once he notices it was unprotected. Storm dodges a running Moose and is able to hit a couple of kicks to Moose and dodges Moose running into the corner again. Moose runs into Storm who stops it with a Thesz Press and a Code Breaker but that hurts Storm a bit. Moose tosses Storm into the corner and hits a giant knife edge chop before running into a boot from Storm. Storm hits a Tornado DDT and gets a 2 count. Storm goes for a piledriver, but Moose reverses it and it goes right into a sunset flip by Storm for a 2 count, but right away Moose hits a spear to the knee of Storm. Moose puts on a single leg Crab as he punches on the knee of Storm, but Storm inches to and grabs the rope to break it up. Moose goes on the top rope, but Storm tries to hit the Eye of the Storm, but his knee gives up. Moose goes for the spear but runs into a boot and a superkick from Storm, but Storm is too hurt to go for the pin. Hebner teases stopping the match, but Storm begs him not to. Storm slowly gets up but Moose hits the spear and gets the pin

Winner: Moose by pinfall at 17:15, to advance

After the match, Moose grabs a chair and places Storm’s injured knee in between it and stomps on it. Chris Sabin runs in to check on Storm as Moose walks away as Matt Strike and D’Lo Brown ask each other if that would have happened if Sabin was at ringside. We now have our 6 Way #1 Contender’s Match set for Under Siege as it’s Chris Sabin vs. Chris Bey vs. Sami Callihan vs. Matt Cardona vs. Trey Miguel vs. Moose on May 15th.