No Surrender Update: Impact Wrestling announced two new matches for their next Impact Plus special “No Surrender” the first match is Eddie Edwards and Matt Cardona and Hernandez. Mike’s Take 🤮
The next is a Triple Threat Revolver match featuring Trey Miguel, Chris Bey, Ace Austin, Willie Mack, Josh Alexander, Blake Christian, Suicide, and Daivari. This match “will be a revolving series of Triple Threat matches – three men begin, when somebody is pinned or submitted another man enters. When we get down to the final three, whoever scores the fall is the winner.” The winner will be crowned the number 1 contender to the X-Division title.
Mike’s Take: Awesome seeing Blake Christian back. Wish they made it a bigger deal as he has some buzz. My question is, Why did Ace Austin win the X-Cup if it didn’t lead to a title match? Weird. Anyway, this match is intriguing to say the least. Definitely has my interest.
Ratings News: This past weeks episode on Impact on AXS averaged 173K viewers with a .05 rating in the 18-49 demo and ranked 125 in the Showbuzz Top 150. This is slightly down from last weeks 186K. Strong back to back weeks for Impact without the Omega boost.
Other News: Word on the street is that Reno Scum has missed the last couple tapings due to Adam Thornestowes regular job in the health care field. Kinda like Alex Shelley’s situation. Hope to see the Scum back soon.
Add Jordynne Graces name to the upcoming free agent list. If she starts losing multiple matches in a row you know whats coming next.
Moose will be a free agent in a couple months and could draw interest from AEW but his Domestic Violence charge from years ago may hold him back. Charges were dropped in that case btw. Moose was arrested in 2009 at his home in Georgia after he fought with his wife and spat at her during an argument over a female friend of his on Facebook, according to a police report. Moose told police his wife tried to stab him with a pen, and she said he threw her on some stairs before tossing her out of the house. Neither Moose nor his wife had My injuries. H/T Atlanta Journal Constitution
Mike’s Take: Sounds like a crazy situation but charges were dropped, no one was hurt, and other than being an asshole on Twitter he hasn’t really had issues since. Impact better sign this dude up.
Davy Boy Smith Jr is still a free agent as he is set to appear on Josh Barnetts Bloodsport 4 & 5 on February 13th and 20th. He had been rumored to be heading to WWE NXT and or UK. Impact and Smith had tried to work out a deal multiple times in the past and even caused heat with New Japan and MLW. He will be taking on Calvin Tankman on the 13th. Could be a free agent to watch.
Knockouts champion Deonna Purazzo and former WWE talent Steve Cutler tested positive back in January, which ultimately cost Cutler his job. With the Purazzo connection and the fact that Cutler is a hell of a talent who was wrongfully terminated by WWE, it makes total sense for Impact to take a look at him.