10 Ups & 3 Downs From This Week's Impact Wrestling (Aug 9)

Three championship matches contested on an excellent Impact Wrestling episode.

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Another week gone past, another highly enjoyable episode of Impact Wrestling.

Without a shadow of a doubt, Impact are back on the rise right now. You're seeing fewer and fewer people speaking about the failures of the company, instead focusing on what they do best - provide a platform for some of the finest independent wrestlers to show what they're made of. While some of the storylines may not be that great (it's not really the case just now as they're decent for the most part), you tend to forget about that once you've seen the wrestling.

This week featured three championship matches, as Jake Crist, Taya Valkyrie, and The North defended the X Division, Knockouts, and World Tag Team Championships respectively. All three of those bouts were excellent as we've come to expect from those divisions, and their challengers still looked strong despite being on the losing side of things.

Elsewhere, Michael Elgin and Rhino came to blows after the latter interfered in a match between two jobbers, Eddie Edwards laid a beating on Ace Austin, and Moose continued his 'rivalry' with Fallah Bahh for some reason.

All in all, it was a fine watch for the bulk of the time. Let's get to it...


While off school sick one day in November 2008, Adam sat down with Survivor Series on in the background. He was hooked ever since. With access to channels showing WWE and Impact Wrestling programming, he also keeps on top of ROH, PWG, NJPW, ICW, Defiant Wrestling, and PROGRESS Wrestling.