IMPACT Wrestling Results - May 27, 2021: Satoshi Kojima Debuts, Moose & Sami Callihan Vs. The Good Brothers
The build to Against All Odds continues
IMPACT Wrestling continued to build towards Against All Odds on this week's show, but the company also booked multiple matches for a bumper edition of IMPACT next week.
The show opened with an in-ring promo from Sami Callihan and he called out Kenny Omega.
Callihan was interrupted by Moose instead, though, and the number one contender told The Death Machine to stay out of his business. Callihan was having none of it, however, and he pointed out The Good Brothers were attacking him, not Moose.
This inevitably brought out The Good Brothers, who initially sided with Moose. This didn't impress the former NFL player, though, and he attacked Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows to leave the former TNA World Heavyweight Champion and Sami Callihan standing tall to end the segment.
The Good Brothers then caught up with Don Callis backstage. The Invisible Hand said he was still an IMPACT EVP and he booked The Good Brothers vs. Sami Callihan & Moose for the main event.
Don Callis and Scott D'Amore then met up after the break and the tension between both men continued as D'Amore noted his shock at Callis booking matches.
TJP & Fallah Bahh def. Josh Alexander & Petey Williams
Following that interaction, it was time for the first match on the show and Josh Alexander and Petey Williams teamed together against TJP and Fallah Bahh.
Both teams fought back and forth and TJP put his name in the hat for an X-Division Title match after he pinned Josh Alexander for the win following a Mamba Splash.
The match was followed by a backstage interview with W. Morrissey. The former Big Cass claimed everyone in the wrestling business was phoney and he lambasted fans and wrestlers for laughing at him when he had a seizure at a House Of Hardcore show in 2018. Morrissey then criticised people for only reaching out to him after he returned to the business before he turned his attention to Rich Swann. Morrissey claimed Swann was not really Willie Mack's friend which resulted in an angry Rich Superkicking him from out of nowhere and both men had to be pulled apart to end the segment.
Another backstage interview followed, this time with Rosemary, Havok, Tenille Dashwood and Rachael Ellering ahead of their scheduled 10-woman tag team match. Taylor Wilde was supposed to be on the team, but she wasn't there and an insulted Jordynne Grace was drafted in as a replacement.
Tenille Dashwood, Rachael Ellering, Jordynne Grace, Rosemary and Havok def. Deonna Purrazzo, Kimber Lee, Susan & Fire 'N Flava
Both teams battled back and forth throughout the match and Rosemary pinned Deonna Purrazzo for the win with the Wing Clipper after the Knockouts Champion's team was occupied on the outside. Rosemary and Havok also looked close after the match, teasing a possible alliance.
The broadcast then cut backstage and Scott D'Amore announced Josh Alexander will defend the X-Division Championship against TJP in a 60-minute Iron Man Match on next week's Before The IMPACT. The match has been getting rave reviews, so it may be worth checking out.
A video package of Jake Something and Rohit Raju's ongoing rivalry followed and they will face off in a Tables Match next week.
Violent By Design then headed to the ring for the next segment. Eric Young recalled recruiting each member of his faction and defeating FinJuice for the IMPACT World Tag Team Title on last week's show. He then said all of wrestling will belong to them, including Mexico, Europe and Japan.
Satoshi Kojima then interrupted EY and the Japanese wrestling legend stared down Joe Doering and challenged him to a match at Against All Odds. Doering immediately nodded and the two former AJPW Triple Crown Champions will go one on one at the June 12 pay-per-view.
Dr. Ross was interviewed on the show next and he revealed Matt Cardona will be out of action for 12 weeks with a broken orbital bone. Brian Myers quickly barged in and asked what he had to do to ensure his former tag team partner never comes back. Myers was then interrupted himself by Sam Beale and The Most Professional Wrestler told the rookie he would teach him how to be professional.
Violent By Design resurfaced next and Joe Doering officially accepted Satoshi Kojima's challenge. The faction's next tag team feud then became apparent as Crazzy Steve and Deaner had a brief back and forth before the next match.
Decay def. Johnny Swinger & Hernandez
Decay definitely look set for an IMPACT World Tag Team Title match on this week's evidence. Black Taurus and Crazzy Steve dominated their opponents and Steve picked up the win after he decked Swinger with Deep Impact.
Josh Matthews and D'Lo Brown then ran down next week's card. Alongside Jake Something vs. Rohit Raju and Josh Alexander vs. TJP, Satoshi Kojima will go one on one with Deaner, and Rachael Ellering and Jordynne Grace will get their Knockouts Tag Team Title rematch against Fire 'N Flava.
The Good Brothers def. Moose & Sami Callihan
The main event followed and Moose and Sami Callihan were immediately dysfunctional as they kept tagging themselves into the match. They somehow managed to maintain the upper hand in the early going, but The Good Brothers eventually took control and they worked over The Death Machine for a good portion of the match.
Callihan eventually made the hot tag to Moose and he ran roughshod over Anderson and Gallows. He was then about to hit Lights Out, but Callihan tagged himself in, causing Moose to deck his tag team partner with a Pump Kick. Callihan followed up with a Pump Kick of his own and the dysfunction gave The Good Brothers the opportunity to capitalise and they put Callihan out of commission with a Magic Killer for the win.
Moose then hit Callihan with Lights Out after the match and stood tall as IMPACT went off the air.