IMPACT Wrestling featured another week of Eddie Edwards’ Open Challenge featuring the debut of Brian Myers (Curt Hawkins), while The Good Brothers, Luke Gallows and Karl Edwards—fresh off TalkNShopAMania, continued their feud with Ace Austin and Madman Fulton.
IMPACT Wrestling Ratings on AXS
- July 21, 2020—163,000 viewers
- July 14, 2020—156,000 viewers
- July 7, 2020—135,000 viewers
IMPACT Wrestling—Key Competition
- Mainstream News Coverage of COVID-19
- MLB Regular Season Slate
- NBA Regular Season Slate
Pro Wrestling Bits—How WWE Can Save Raw Underground
IMPACT Wrestling Results—Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Eric Young def. Willie Mack
I loved that IMPACT kicked off with the immediate continuation of the big angle from last week featuring Rich Swann.
Few people balance a tough-guy act with likability quite like Willie Mack.
If Eric Young didn’t hear the 300-lb. Willie Mack storming up the ramp behind him—while trying to walk away from him—he really needs to get his hearing checked.
WRESTLE HOUSE Featuring Taya Valkyrie’s IMPACT Debut
Instead of the traditional wrestling match, this week’s first segment of WRESTLE HOUSE featured the buildup to a date between Susie and Jake Deaner.
WRESTLE HOUSE gives IMPACT an excuse to air archival footage, like Taya’s debut.
Jordynne Grace def. Kimber Lee
Jordynne Grace is a huge fan of taking a front bump when she performs an Irish Whip.
Jordynne Grace was so explosive in the finishing sequences of this match while pouncing onto Kimber Lee with a rear-naked choke.
Locker Room Talk Featuring Rob Van Dam and Katie Forbes
Just when I was thinking Heath Slater was legit off to another territory after losing to Moose last week, Heath Slater appeared in a hilarious commercial during this segment.
RVD and Katie Forbes decided to host their own talk show after Madison Rayne walked out, but they hilariously insisted on sitting in the same chair.
Tonight, Sami Callihan got stomped by two people wearing Jordans and clear heels, and nobody can take that away from him.
Larry D def. Acey Romero—WRESTLE HOUSE
Nearfalls sure are rare during WRESTLE HOUSE.
Most of the WRESTLE HOUSE matches pit allies against one another. What kind of instigating house is this?
Tasha Steelz and Kiara Hogan def. Havok and Nevaeh
Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan started this match by hiding from Tasha Steelz and Havok, proving that IMPACT may be undergoing a monitor shortage.
This match did a good job of simulating an intense brawl, which is appropriate since these teams have been feuding for weeks.
Suicide vs. Desmond Xavier is Interrupted by The Good Brothers
It took a few segments to take Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows seriously as tough guys after watching TalkNShopAMania.
Ace Austin and Madman Fulton have been tremendous heels in this feud in different ways.
Susie vs. Alisha—WRESTLE HOUSE
Crazzy Steve with the striped face paint as a special guest referee was a nice touch.
A friendly reminder that this match came about due to bad dating advice, which makes it perfect for the era of Tinder.
Eddie Edwards def. Brian Myers—IMPACT Wrestling Championship
The IMPACT Flashback of the Week featured a match between Eddie Edwards and Cody, both of whom are now the proud hosts of their own open challenges.
Eddie Edwards was expecting Eric Young, who had already worked a match earlier in the night. That wasn’t a very babyface thing to do.
Brian Myers has honored AJ Styles and Bret Hart in his previous ring gear, but for his IMPACT Wrestling debut, he honored Edge.
This had to be one of the longest TV match of Brian Myers’ career, if not the longest, and he showed well.
IMPACT is establishing a trend of WWE guys losing in their IMPACT Wrestling debuts, and I’m not against it.