Impact Wrestling Review 13/4/23
This is the final episode of Impact before Rebellion this Sunday.
Match 1: Kenny King w/ Team Bully (Bully Ray, Masha Slamovich and the Good Hands) vs Frankie Kazarian w/ Team Dreamer (Tommy Dreamer, Killer Kelly, Yuya Uemura and Bhupinder Gujjar) – Winners team gets the advantage in Hardcore War.
King able to counter a slingshot DDT and he drops Kazarian onto the top rope throat first. King hits Kazarian with a swinging backbreaker, covers Kazarian and gets a 2. King locks Kazarian in a camel clutch, but Kazarian is able to break out. Kazarian now managing to build some momentum, he hits King with a powerslam and follows it up with a springboard leg drop. Kazarian then hits King with a slingshot cutter, goes for the pin, King kicks out. Skyler gets up on the apron, Uemura pulls him down. A lot of hatred and tension between these two teams. Kazarian able to make King tap out, but the ref is distracted by Brian Myers! Moose appears and spears Kazarian! King able to cover Kazarian and gets the 3! Team Bully get the advantage at Rebellion. What the hell just happened? Why have Myers and Moose gotten involved? This is getting more and more interesting. Definitely excited Hardcore War. This was a good match. I do think Kazarian and King are very good wrestlers. Grade B.
After the match, a brawl breaks out between Team Bully and Team Dreamer. It ends with Team Bully standing tall over Team Dreamer.
We see before Impact went on the air, Steve Maclin interrupted the Canadian National Anthem. He disrespected the audience in Windsor, KUSHIDA came out to defend the audience. A brawl broke out between the men, with KUSHIDA managing to get the upper hand and KUSHIDA sends Maclin off the apron into security guards.
Match 2: Black Taurus w/ Crazzy Steve vs Lince Dorado vs Laredo Kid vs Rich Swann
A huge X-Division Match! Taurus hits a corkscrew dive through the ropes and wipes out everyone. Dorado launches himself off the top rope, hitting everyone on the outside. Taurus hits a Tower of Doom, Kid and Dorado hit the floor hard! Swann hits a Frog Splash on Taurus. Taurus hits a pop-up Samoan drop on Dorado.