IMPACT Wrestling returns tonight.
On tap for tonight’s installment of the weekly IMPACT On AXS show is an exciting lineup, which includes Chris Sabin vs. Sami Callihan and David Finlay vs. Chris Bey, The Good Brothers vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack, Taylor Wilde vs. The Influence and an appearance by IMPACT Champion Christian Cage.
Featured below are complete IMPACT On AXS results for Thursday, August 26, 2021 from Skyway Studios in Nashville, TN.
IMPACT ON AXS RESULTS (8/26/2021)
This week’s show kicks off with highlights of last week’s show and Emergence, concluding with Christian Cage’s title defense over Brian Myers.
From there, the IMPACT On AXS theme hits and the regular opening signature video airs to officially start this week’s edition of the weekly show.
Chris Sabin vs. Sami Callihan
Matt Striker and D’Lo Brown welcome us to the show as the camera pans around inside the IMPACT Zone. They talk about NWA EmPowerrr and Victory Road coming up before we head down to the ring for our opening contest.
Chris Sabin’s theme hits and down he comes to the ring as highlights of his match at Emergence is shown. He settles in the ring and then the lights go out. When they come back on, Sami Callihan makes his entrance and heads down to the ring.
As Callihan gets down to the ringside area, Sabin gets things started off with a bang, taking the fight to him on the floor. Back in the ring, Callihan hits Sabin with a power bomb.
Now the bell officially rings and the two trade strikes back and forth until Callihan dumps Sabin on his dome and gets the crowd on their feet. Sabin rolls to the floor to recover. Callihan tries to go out after him but Sabin slides back into the ring and kicks Callihan before flipping onto Callihan from the ring apron.
Sabin launches Callihan into the steel ring post, prompting Striker to growl on commentary and D’Lo to point out that flesh never wins a battle against steel. From there, Callihan takes over and bashes Sabin into the ring barricade before resuming his offensive control back inside the squared circle.
Callihan mocks Sabin on the mat and then crawls into him with a headbutt. He puts a modified Indian death lock on Sabin as the crowd comes alive inside the IMPACT Zone once again. Sabin eventually makes it to the ropes, forcing the ref to break up the hold.
Both guys trade savage thumbs to the eyes and then Sabin launches himself off the top-rope with a missile dropkick that connects on Callihan. Sabin now fires up for his big comeback and the fans start making some noise again in what is turning out to be an excellent opener. Each guy trades shots until they deck each other like Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed in Rocky 2.
The fans let them hear it with a “This is awesome!” chant as they slowly get back to their feet. They trade punches and headbutts. Sabin blasts Sami with a super kick but Callihan gets him on the mat and stretches his arms behind his back and then curb stomps his head into the mat. He hits his piledriver after that and goes for the cover, but somehow Sabin kicks out during the subsequent pin attempt.
We see Callihan go for a package stuff piledriver but Sabin reverses and counters. He goes for a pin but Callihan kicks out. Sabin hits his cradle shock and hooks both legs for the pin fall victory. Great match to kick off this week’s show.
Winner: Chris Sabin
After The Match: Moose With A Violent Attack, Eddie Edwards Makes The Save
Once the match wraps up, Moose hits the ring and knocks Sabin out to the floor. He spears Callihan and then heads out to the floor again to retrieve a chair and a baseball bat from under the ring.
Moose unfolds the chair and heads back into the ring with the bat. He puts Callihan’s head in the chair and goes over to him with the bat only for Eddie Edwards of all people to run down and make the save, running Moose off.
Taylor Wilde Talks About Tonight’s Handicap Match
Taylor Wilde is backstage with Gia Miller. Miller asks about Taylor requesting a three-on-one handicap match for tonight. She says after being ganged up on at Emergence, she figured she’d take them all on knowingly tonight. She makes a joke about Kaleb With A K Facetiming her too much and walks off as we head to a commercial break.
Eddie Edwards Explains Why He Helped Sami Callihan
We return from the break and Gia Miller is standing by with Eddie Edwards. She asks why he just helped Sami Callihan. Before he can answer, up walks Callihan quoting Step Brothers the movie. Edwards says Callihan helped him once and now he’s returned the favor. He says they’re even and that’s it. He walks off. Callihan says, “What, no hug?”
NWA EmPowerrr Go-Home Segment For Deonna Purrazzo vs. Melina
Now we head back inside the IMPACT Zone where we hear the familiar sounds of “Hardcore Country” as Mickie James makes her way out and heads down to the ring.
She talks about bringing Wrestling at The Chase back after so many years. She then talks about the IMPACT talent working the NWA EmPowerrr all-women’s pay-per-view this coming weekend.
From there, she introduces a special elaborate video package highlighting the Deonna Purrazzo vs. Melina match at the NWA EmPowerrr match. Afterwards, “The Virtuosa” herself makes her way down to the ring along with Matthew Rehwoldt.
Purrazzo and Rehwoldt settle into the ring and her music cuts off. She asks Mickie how it feels to have her spotlight stolen from her. Purrazzo talks about being excited to represent women’s wrestling at the PPV but then gets upset when she claims Mickie thinks her match with Melina will be competitive.
She asks why her win over Melina at Emergence wasn’t included in the package. Mickie says she actually watched Emergence and saw Rehwoldt beat Melina, not her. She says at EmPowerr, he won’t be there.
Mickie goes on to warn Deonna that Melina is unpredictable and tough. Things escalate and Purrazzo says she doesn’t have to wait until Saturday to kick her ass. Trey Miguel runs down and he brawls with Rehwoldt. Melina comes down and takes out Purrazzo, clearing the ring of her and helping tend to Mickie as Trey re-joins them. From there, we head to another commercial break.
Brian Myers Wants An Open Casting Call For Sam Beale
We return from the break to a Brian Myers and Sam Beale segment. Myers wants to show Beale how to make a Hulk Hogan style muscle shirt. He teaches him how to cut the sleeves off. He then shows him how the sleeves become a free headband. He asks Beale what is the only thing missing now. Beale says to win the title. Myers says no. He decides it’s time for an open casting call.
Chris Bey vs. David Finlay
Now we head back inside the IMPACT Zone where Chris Bey makes his way down to the ring as the commentators talk about his new look and aura since joining The Bullet Club. They plug his Finese Club t-shirt as he settles into the ring.
His music cuts off and now the theme for David Finlay hits as one-half of FinJuice makes his way down to the ring for our next match of the evening here on IMPACT On AXS.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running. Bey tries to jump the gun to get an early advantage on Finlay, however Finlay side-steps him and himself jumps off to the offensive lead, working Bey over in the corner.
Bey starts firing up and fighting back into competitive form, however Finlay times a nice dropkick to cut his momentum short before it got going, and continues his own control of the offense.
Chris Bey ends up launching Finlay after grabbing his tights, which allows him to take things over just as we head into a mid-match commercial break as the action continues in the ring.
As we settle back in from the break, we see Bey still controlling the action just as Finlay starts to try and fight back into competitive form. The commentators inform us that it has been all Bey throughout the break.
Finlay’s comeback is cut short as Bey continues to work him over, playing to the crowd with his trademark finese. He starts blasting Finlay with vicious kicks over and over again. He slaps a submission on Finlay and then suplexes him before playing to the crowd.
Bey ends up playing to the crowd too long, which allows Finlay to recover and send him flying out to the floor, before himself flying out to the floor, splashing on Bey in the process. He slams Bey on the hard part of the ring apron and rolls him back into the ring for a near fall.
We see Finlay continue his domination inside the ring, but he is unable to finish Bey off after a couple of near falls. Bey then turns the momentum in his favor and during a pin attempt, puts his feet on the ropes to secure the sneaky win behind the ref’s back.
Winner: Chris Bey
Rich Swann & Willie Mack Address The Good Brothers
After the match, we shoot backstage where Rich Swann and Willie Mack talk about their match at Emergence while highlights are shown. They then discuss their main event tonight against The Good Brothers and we head to a commercial break.
Josh Alexander Issues Open Challenge For Next Week
We return from the break to Gia Miller standing by with IMPACT X-Division Champion Josh Alexander, who talks about his defense of the title at Emergence before announcing that he will be issuing an open challenge for any former X-Champion on next week’s IMPACT On AXS.
Tommy Dreamer Gives Props To Christian Cage, Ace Austin Confronts Him
Christian Cage’s theme hits back inside the IMPACT Zone and the IMPACT Champion makes his way down to the ring. The fans chant his name as his music fades down.
Now Christian has some fun with the fans before talking about his title defense over Brian Myers at Emergence. He talks about Ace Austin being the new number one contender for the title.
Before he can say anything else, Tommy Dreamer’s theme hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Christian makes a joke about Dreamer’s hair these days. Dreamer talks about not being thrilled with Kenny Omega as the IMPACT Champion.
He talks about Christian being one of the true nice guys in the business who almost left the industry years ago without giving anyone a chance to say goodbye. He gets emotional and thanks Christian for representing IMPACT like a true champion.
The two hug and then Dreamer says one last thing. He says he hasn’t earned it, but he wants one more opportunity to wrestle him. He says again he hasn’t earned it but claims he will one day and he’ll see him then.
Before he can leave, Ace Austin’s theme hits and out he comes accompanied by Madman Fulton. The two head down to the ring together as the fans boo. Austin begins talking and the fans immediately try and heckle him. He introduces himself and calls himself the inevitable future champion. The fans start giving him the “What?” treatment.:
Austin starts dogging Dreamer. He talks about Christian having a pretty busy schedule between AEW and IMPACT. He says after Victory Road his schedule and his bag is gonna get a whole lot lighter when he meets the inevitable. Christian says he’s glad he came out to introduce himself. He tells him it’s great to want to be the youngest IMPACT Champion.
He tells him to set his goals high but informs him he’ll never be the man while he’s around. He says if he wants fans to hang on his words, he should stand on his tippy-toes to everyone can see him. Austin didn’t like the height joke and a brawl breaks out, however Dreamer and Christian clear the ring of Austin and Fulton. Christian’s theme hits again to end the segment as the commentators plug Christian Cage vs. Ace Austin for the IMPACT Championship at IMPACT Victory Road.
Big Match Made For Next Week’s Show
We shoot backstage to a promo segment from Violent By Design and then head to a commercial break. When we return, Ace Austin and Madman Fulton approach Scott D’Amore.
Austin talks about the brawl just now and says he’s already got Christian at Victory Road. He says he wants Dreamer on next week’s show. D’Amore gives him his wish. He says sometimes to get something you’ve got to give something.
He says if he loses to Dreamer, the match at Victory Road with Christian will become a three-way.
Taylor Wilde vs. Tenille Dashwood, Madison Rayne & Kaleb With A K
From there, we head back inside the IMPACT Zone where Taylor Wilde makes her way down to the ring for our next match of the evening. She settles into the ring and her music dies down.
Now the trio of Tenille Dashwood, Madison Rayne and Kaleb With A K make their way down to the ring. They stop to take some pictures at ringside but Taylor comes flying from the ring, splashing onto all three of them.
Afterwards, she brings the action in the ring and the bell sounds to officially get this match underway. Within seconds we see the three-on-one numbers game disadvantage lead to Taylor having a hard time staying in the offensive lead.
Once she fights back into competitive form against Dashwood and Rayne, Wilde starts to go to work on them in the corner with her back turned on Kaleb, as if he’s a non-issue. Eventually he jumps her from behind and this allows Rayne and Dashwood to recover.
The three-on-one beatdown ensues again until yet again Wilde starts fighting back into the lead as she takes it to Kaleb and Madison, only for Dashwood to blast her with a knee that leads to the finish, with the trio picking up the win in this handicap match.
Winners: Tenille Dashwood, Madison Rayne & Kaleb With A K
After The Match: Jordynne Grace & Rachael Ellering Save Taylor Wilde
Once the match ends, we see Jordynne Grace and Rachael Ellering running down to make the save after the trio of Tenille, Madison and Kaleb continued their post-match beatdown on Wilde afte the victory.
Brandi Lauren Attacked
We shoot backstage where Gia Miller is standing by with Brandi Lauren. She asks her about her match with Melina last week to get an idea of how good Melina is after the long lay-off. Before she can say much of anything, Su Yung and company hit the scene and take her behind closed doors as Miller freaks out and we head to a commercial break.
Petey Williams Confronts TJP About This Week’s BTI
When we return from the break, we see footage from Before The Impact of Petey Williams running out during TJP’s match against Steve Maclin. Then we shoot backstage where Gia Miller is with TJP who talks about not being happy with Petey getting in his business. He claims he already has a partner in Fallah Bahh. Petey asks for a thank you. TJP refuses to thank him for something he didn’t ask for. He then tells Maclin things between them aren’t over. He walks off, as does TJP to end the segment.
Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green Make Challenge For Next Week
We return from the break to see Matt Cardona and Chelsea Green backstage. Cardona talks about his Emergence match against Rohit Raju and Shera’s attack. Eventually, Chelsea makes a challenge for she and Cardona to square off against Raju and Shera on next week’s show. We head to another commercial break.
Fallah Bahh Wants To Make Things Right With Tasha Steelz
When we return from the break, we see a video package promoting the Bound For Glory PPV in October and then we shoot backstage to Tasha Steelz who is approached by Fallah Bahh. He asks if they’re still cool. She talks about him costing her the shot at the Knockouts Tag-Team Titles and says they aren’t. He vows to make it up to her next week.
The Good Brothers vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack
Now we head back inside the IMPACT Zone where The Good Brothers theme hits and the IMPACT Tag-Team Champions — Gallows and Anderson — make their way down to the ring for this week’s IMPACT On AXS main event.
As they settle into the ring, their music dies down. The theme hits to bring out their opponents for tonight’s featured attraction of the evening, the team of Rich Swann and Willie Mack.
While Swann and Mack finish up their ring entrance, the commentators plug this non-title contest coming up next and we head to a pre-match commercial break.
We return from the break and we see Swann and Anderson kick things off for their respective teams as this match officially gets off-and-running. The IMPACT Zone makes some noise as Swann fares well with Anderson early on. He tags in Mack and the two hit a double-team spot for a near fall.
Mack gets in some offense but then Anderson tags in and when Gallows enters the ring, the big man helps shift the momentum into the favor of The Good Brothers. Swann tags back in and he meets the same demise as Gallows works him over, too.
Finally, Gallows tags Anderson back in. As soon as Anderson re-enters the ring, Swann gets him to his corner of the ring and Mack tags in. Mack goes to work on Anderson until he does the same, bringing Mack to his corner where Gallows tags back in and shifts the offensive momentum back into The Good Brothers’ favor.
After some explosive back-and-forth action with a lot of high spots and near falls, we see The Good Brothers nearly finishing Swann off when he hits a counter and steals the win via pin fall out of nowhere.
Winners: Rich Swann & Willie Mack
After The Match: The Good Brothers Attack
As soon as the match ends, Gallows and Anderson immediately start a prolonged beatdown of Swann and Mack that includes them slamming Swann into a corner wedged into the chair and them hitting their double-team finisher on Mack before sending him to the floor. They then follow out and ram Swann into a chair again. They pull out a table and set it up and then power bomb Mack through it. They then head to the back as this week’s show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
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