IMPACT!: Josh Alexander, Machine Guns, and Frost

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Wrestler Matt Taven visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 04: Wrestler Matt Taven visits the SiriusXM Studios on April 4, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images) /

We are live in the IMPACT Wrestling zone and Josh Alexander will be returning to the ring for his first fight. So far, I have enjoyed these episodes. This one should not disappoint.

A quick tribute photo to Scott Hall

A recap

Rich Swann and Jay White vs. Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley

Alex and Chris dominate for the beginning of the match, teaming up for their gorgeous spin kick combos. The Bullet Club answers back with some heel offense. After some near falls, Shelley and Sabin get the clearance to hit the Skull and Bone finisher off the top rope.

Winner: The Motor City Machine Guns

Review 3/5 *: This match was intense and every participant brought out their impressive move set. It was a good win for MCMG even though this could have been bigger as a PPV match.

Steve Maclin vs. Rhino

Steve and Rhino swing away at each other, but it’s Steve who comes out looking amazing in the match. Steve is like a young Stone Cold. Rhino does his usual shoulder tackles and corner punches, but Maclin levels Rhino with his own Gore and wins it.

Winner: Steve Maclin

Review: 2.5/5 * Steve Maclin is fun to watch and I hope they push him

The Iinspiration tells Kaleb that they know he is really loyal to them

Rhino is sad he lost that match, but Heath tells him that they are stronger together. They reunite as a tag team

Larry D vs. Bhupinder Gujjar

Larry D takes Bhupinder all over the ring with heavy forearms and bullying strikes. Bhupinder has agility and proves time after time that he can withstand Larry D.  Raj Singh comes out because he has a man crush on Bhupinder. Larry D gets in more offense, but Bhupinder powers out and hits a jumping knee and a Samoan drop combo. Bhupinder throws Larry off the turnbuckle and hits his mid rope spear for the win.

Morrisey comes out from back stage and chases Brian Meyers who was on commentary.

Singh tries to talk to Bhupinder, but Bhupinder pushes him out of the ring. Morrisey power bombs Singh. The punishment for losing to Moose is you have to do a slapstick bit every week with Brian Meyers.

Winner: Bhupinder Gujjar

Review: 2/5 * :Bhupinder is looking as credible as Drew McIntyre. Unfortunately the ending of the match was lame.

Ace Austin tells Mike Bailey that he will qualify for the triple threat match for the X-Division. He asks for Bailey to have his back.

Honor No More promo: Vincent, Taven and Kenny tell Josh Alexander that he has no permission to be at Impact. Alisha Edwards comes over and yells at HNM and Eddie Edwards.

Deonna Purrazzo vs. Giselle Shaw vs. Lady Frost

The best match of the night. Giselle and Frost steal the show with their feud in the match. Giselle proves she has an A-list of moves hitting a running hurricanrana, a Spanish Fly, and a swanton bomb. Frost hits her spin kicks, rolling attacks, and nails a block buster. At one point, all three women put each other into submissions and hit a triple German suplex spot. Before Frost can steal the win, Deonna breaks up the match and steals a victory by hitting her Queen’s Gambit.

Winner: Deonna Purrazzo

Review: 3.75/5 *: This is what happens when you let the ladies go for broke. Impact women are usually confined to shoulder and forearm exchanges, but this match had lucha and strong style moments that impressed the heck out of me.

Gia asks Josh Alexander if it is smart to fight Taven tonight. Josh says he will male sure they never get in his way.

The Good Brothers talk about their rematch against VBD with Scott D’Amore. Scott says all the tag teams will be in a lumberjack match when they face off next week. There will also be an 8 team elimination challenge at Rebellion.

Jonah vs. Zicky Dice

Don’t blink. You will miss the squash. Jonah wins the match in less than 3 moves, hitting the Tsunami.

PCO comes out on a hospital stretcher. He rises up with a neck brace on. Jonah and PCO start punching each other until the officials break it up. PCO jumps from the top on all the security

Winner: Jonah

Review: 2/5 *: It is good they are reviving the PCO feud.

Mickie James is singing at a rock concert and Tasha Steelz attacks her.

Tasha Steelz and Mickie will be in a street fight next week. Chelsea Green complains she can’t help her in the match.

Masha Slamovich vs. Ari

It is a 2 for 1 squash deal. Slamovich pummels Ari with some different axe kicks and hits the snow plow.

Winner: Masha Slamovich

Review: 1/5 *: At least it was quick

Zicky gets interviewed. He complains about his losing streak. He says he sucks as a wrestler. Gia tells him to go to wrestling school and he thinks that is an excellent idea.

Johnny Swinger does a fake ad for his wrestling school: Swinger Dungeon. He says he guarantees that he will make everyone as good as Gorgeous George (Randy Savage’s girlfriend in WCW). Lance Storm says he does not endorse this school. Hilarious!

Matt Taven vs. Josh Alexander

I have to give props to Matt Taven. Sometimes I forget that he was trained by experts in ROH. He pulls some good offense and looks good doing it. Josh hits a pair of triple German releases. Matt delivers a sloppy Russian Leg Sweep on the top rope and it looks like Josh hurt his wrist. Taven squirms out of Josh’s C4 Spike two times and endures his ankle lock. After a weird crossbody splash and a superplex, Josh hits the C4 Spike again and wins.

Winner: Josh Alexander

2.75/5 Matt Taven did a good job making Josh Alexander look great.

Moose walks up to Josh Alexander’s house and startles his wife. He hands her the main event contract for Rebellion and then tells his son that he will be seeing his dad soon.

Was this supposed to be intimidating or heart felt?