IMPACT Ratings December 22, 2020

IMPACT Results
December 14, 2020
Nashville, Tennessee (Skyway Studios)
Results by: Jerome Wilen of Wrestleview.com

IMPACT Live Coverage will begin tonight at 8:00 pm ET.

The show opens up with a video package recapping Final Resolution from last Saturday night that streamed on IMPACT Plus.

We go to commentary with Josh Mathews and Madison Rayne who introduce tonight’s show.

Caleb with A K is in the ring dressed in a pink suite saying he is going to drop more premium content.  He then introduces Tenille Dashwood who makes her way to the ring.

TENILLE DASHWOOD (W/CALEB WITH A K) VS. ALISHA (W/EDDIE EDWARDS)

Both women trash talk back and both as Tenille cheap shots Alisha.  Alisha comes back with blows on Tenille. Alisha takes down Dashwood and then trash talks her.  Dashwood takes down Alisha, Dashwood goes for the pin, but only gets a two count.  Dashwood connects a double under hook on Alisha.  Dashwood goes for a pin, but only gets a two count.  Dashwood has Alisha in a chin lock. Alisha fights back, but Dashwood slams Alisha with a back breaker and then goes for the pin, but only gets a two count.  Alisha kicks Dashwood in the face, and then follows up with a clothesline.  Alisha bulldogs Dashwood, goes for a pin, but only gets a two as Caleb with A K pulls Alisha’s leg.  Dashwood comes back with a spot light kick on Alisha for the win after Calab with A K distracts Alisha and Eddie Edwards.

WINNER BY PINFALL: TENILLE DASHWOOD

Sami Callihan appears on the big screen with a message directed to Eddie Edwards and says he wants to end the feud between the two and tells Eddie to take time off and cuddle up to his family and enjoy the holiday’s as it might be his last.

Backstage interview with the Motor City Machines directing their message towards XXXL as step one, then talks about The North being step two, then the Good Brothers being step three for their quest to regain the IMPACT Tag Team Titles.

We cut to Kenny Omega’s bus with Don Callis, Kenny Omega and Karl Anderson talking about what garbage the interview was with the MCMG.  Omega tells Anderson to go get them.

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Back from the break Karl Anderson runs into Rich Swann asking if he has seen the MCMG, who then enter the picture to keep Anderson from possibly beating on Swann.

TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose is introduced.  He is in a suit and walks to the ring.  Moose has a mic and gives an injury update on Willie Mack saying Mack won’t be able to compete for several weeks.  Moose said everything thing he has done to Willie Mack in the past few weeks, is that everyone keeps talking about IMPACT World Champion Rich Swann.  Moose told Swann to call Willie Mack and ask him what pain feels like.  Mack’s music hits and backstage security stops Mack from coming to the ring.  Mack said he is not mad at Moose, but he is pissed at the refs for telling him when he is done, and that he challenging Moose to an “I Quit” match at Genesis.  Mack runs to the ring and both men trade shots, but security steps, but Moose breaks free and takes out security staff.  Mack with other security takes Mack out of the ring.  Moose leaves the ring.

Backstage Gia interviews Moose and said he is tired of all these independent wrestlers trying to get opportunities as security guards.  Moose is upset that one of them tore his suit and that the next time they put their hands on him they will get hurt.

Backstage segment with Rohit Raju and Chris Bey.  Bey talks to Raju about losing the X-Division Title.  Raju says that at Hard to Kill he will have his rematch.  Bey then says if Raju takes Manik and pulls the mask off to prove its TJP, then IMPACT officials will give Raju the belt back.  Bey says that he will be wrestling Manik tonights and will have his opportunity.

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Back from the show Tony Khan and Tony Schiavone appear to plug AEW and trash talk IMPACT and says he is glad to pay for ads to help IMPACT and then both Tony’s run down the card for tomorrow night’s Dynamite.

A promo airs with Eric Young who talks about how he lost him mother recently to sickness, and that sickness has to be removed and destroyed.  Young says he sees his true purpose.  Cousin Cody of the Deaners shows up handcuffed and says he is going to baptize Jake in the water of change.

CHRIS BEY (W/ROHIT RAJU) VS. MANIK

Bey goes right after Manik with kicks and has Manik in the corner and continues to kick Manik.  Bey has Manik in the corner with a foot to the neck.  Bey goes after Manik and Manik counters with a head scissors.  Manik has Bey up on a torture rack.  Bey goes to the outside and Manik leaps over the ropes onto Bey on the floor.

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Back from the break Manik has Bey in the corner and is firing with punches. Bey comes back with a kick to the chest and attempts to pin Manik, but only gets a two count. Bey tries to take the mask of Manik, but is unsuccessful.  Manik comes back, but Bey counters with a kick to the face on Manik. Bey attempts a pin, but only gets two.  Bey has Manik in a chin lock, but Manik comes out of it.  Bey drops a knee to the chest on Manik and has him in a headlock. Bey rolls up Manik for a pin, but only gets a two count.  Bey drop kicks Manik who then rolls to the outside and then under the ring.  The referee begins the 10 count.  Manik comes back, climbs the top rope and does a cross body on Bey.  Bey had the official tied up and low blows Manik.  Raju is in the ring and then cheap shots Bey and Manik is disqualified and Bey wins by DQ.

WINNER BY DQ: CHRIS BEY

IMPACT Plus moment of the week from Final Resolution 2006 with the return of Sting.

Backstage, Ethan Page finds Josh Alexander to apologize to him for losing matches.  Alexander says they can’t be a team right now and that Page needs help.  Page says he will get help that we will always have your back.  Brian Myers comes in and says its time for Alexander to move on, and maybe he needs a new partner.  Alexander says he is in a bad mood and leaves.

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Back from the break, they cut to the bus with Kenny Omega, Don Callis and Karl Anderson.  Omega and Anderson both work up Anderson and tell him to go after Sabin.  Omega says that is not about Rich Swann, and that he came to IMPACT to make it all about him.

KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT MATCH SEMI FINALS:

KIERA HOGAN AND TASHA STEELZ VS. TAYA VALKYRIE AND ROSEMARY

Taya and Steelz start with Taya getting the upper hand for offense.  Taya slams down Steelz and goes for the pin, but only gets a two count. Taya tags in Rosemary.  Rosmary slams Steelz who rolls to her corner to make a tag.  Kiera Hogan comes in only to get tossed around by Rosemary.  Rosemary continues to toss around Hogan.  Rosemary then goes to the opposite corner, as Steelz runs over and kicks Rosemary in the head who goes down.  Hogan goes for the pin, but only gets a two count.  Quick tags from Hogan and Steelz as they have Rosemary in their corner.  Hogan trash talks Taya and as the ref holds back Taya, both Steelz and Hogan double team Rosemary.  Steelz and Hogan continue quick tags and take Rosemary down.  Steelz then says it their time now.  Steelz has Rosemary in a sleeper, but Rosemary slams down Steelz, but Steelz comes back and counters. Rosemary speers Steelz.  Taya is tagged in, Hogan is tagged.  Taya spears Hogan.  Deonna Purrazzo and Kimber Lee come down and pull Rosemary off the ring apron and beat down Rosemary on the outside.  Taya is distracted and taken out by Hogan and Taya is pinned.

WINNERS BY PINFALL: KIERA HOGAN AND TASHA STEELZ

Segment with Eric Young and Cody Deaner.  Young tells Cody that professional wrestling is a sickness and can’t provide for you, but only take from you.  Young said the parasite latched on to him but he never saw it.  When then see Joe Doering and the segment ends.

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Back from the break is a video package with Rich Swann for a Hard to Kill promo.

Backstage Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan celebrate their win.  Hogan asks Steelz where Fallah Bahh’s money is.  Johnny Swinger walks in the room and talks about old matches he had in the 1980’s.  Swinger then takes Steelz fanny pack and pulls out a wad of cash.

JOSH ALEXANDER VS. BRIAN MYERS

Both men lock up and Alexander has Myers in the corner, but the referee comes in a breaks it up.  Both men go bak and forth with arm bar lock ups.  Myers is on the outside of the ring and Ethan Page comes down to cheer on Alexander and Myers knocks out Page by pushing his head into the ring post.  Back in the ring Myers is stomping on Alexander and then follows up with Elbow drops.  Myers goes for a two count, but only gets a two count.  Alexander tries to come back, but it taken down by Myers.  Alexander comes back, but Meyers comes back with a suplex as Alexander is in the corner.  Ethan Page’s Alter Ego the Karate Man comes into the ring and takes out Brian Myers as Alexander is disqualified.  Alexander tells Page he needs help and walk out of the ring.

Segment again with Cody Deaner handcuffed.  Young tells Cody he has a disease and that everything Young tells Cody, Cody repeats it and says that Young baptizes him in the holy water of change and that Cody is changed and things are clear. He tells Cody he is free and the handcuffs come off.

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Back from the break Acey Romero runs into Tommy Dreamer that Larry D has been set up. Dreamer tells Romero go prove Larry D’s innocence.  Dreamer then walks over to Rhino and Cousin Jake about Cody Deaner, Joe Doering and Eric Young.  Dreamer tells Rhino and Cousin Jake to end it before it gets worse.

Mathews and Rayne mention the next two weeks will be Holiday Specials and regular programming will return on January 5, 2021.

KARL ANDERSON VS. CHRIS SABIN (W/ALEX SHELLEY)

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Back from the break, the match is in progress with Anderson in control.  Both men are now locked up as Anderson goes after the arm of Anderson.  Both men go back and forth. Sabin takes down Anderson with a shoulder tackle.  Split screen shows Kenny Omega and Don Callis.  Back to full screen, Anderson has Sabin in the corner as he drives his elbow in the face of Sabin. Anderson rakes his boot across the face of Sabin.  Anderson then bounces Sabins neck off the top rope.  Anderson has Sabin in the corner, Sabin begins to fight back, but Anderson comes back on the offense. Anderson kicks Sabin in the back, trash talks Shelley who is on the outside and then rakes the eyes of Sabin.  Anderson rolls to the outside.  Sabin attempts a kick, but Anderson grabs Sabin and Sabin falls to the floor.

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Back from the break Anderson continues on the offense. Sabin is down. Anderson continues to elbow Sabin in the face.  Anderson stops the leg of Sabin and then has Sabin by the ropes.  Anderson pulls Sabin to the middle of the ring, goes for the three count, but only gets a two count. Anderson continues to be in control and stomps on Sabin.  Anderson has Sabin in an arm bar. in the middle of the ring.  Sabin gets out of the arm bar, but Anderson comes back with clotheslines.  Sabin attempts to come back, and both men end of colliding in the ring with both men hitting each others’ heads.  Sabin comes back with a clothesline. Sabin does a flying back elbow, climbs the top rope and cross body’s Anderson.  He goes for a pin, but only gets the two count.  Sabin does a running boot on the face of Anderson, then connects with a tornado DDT.  Sabin goes for the pin, but only gets the two count.  Both men exchange forearm blows to the face.  Sabin is cut off by Anderson, but Sabin comes back with a knee.  Both men double clothesline each other and are down.   Anderson is up, then Sabin is up.  Sabin jump kicks Anderson.  Sabin goes off the ropes but Anderson catches him with a spine buster.  Anderson goes for the three count, but only gets a two.  Sabin grabs Anderson and puts him in a backslide, but only gets a two, how ever Anderson counters and pins Sabin.  Rich Swann then comes out to trash talk Swann.  Back to the bus Omega leaves and then Swann says Anderson doesn’t need to cheat.  Anderson punches Swann and Gallows returns.  Omega then takes out Swann and trash talks Swann.  Omega then talks about reforming the Bullet Club. Don Callis then makes a match for the Hard to Kill PPV – The Good Brothers and Kenny Omega vs. Rich Swann and MCMG. Show ends.

Thanks for watching along with me tonight.