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IMPACT WRESTLING’S SACRIFICE SOUNDOFF – MARCH 13, 2021

The Annual Sacrifice Impact Plus event is the most important event of the year as Moose and Rich Swann to Unify the TNA & Impact World Titles.

We start with the video package going over the history of Moose and Swann and what winning tonight means.
We then get the obligatory earlier tonight arrival of Rich Swann. Surprise we didn’t see Moose arriving earlier.

DECAY (CRAZZY STEVE & BLACK TAURUS) W/ ROSEMARY VS. RENO SCUM (LUSTER THE LEGEND & ADAM THORNSTOWE)
Was I the only one thinking this was going to be a 3 on 2 intergender match when they made the challenge on Impact?
Black Taurus is looking like, and pardon the pun here, an absolute beast out there.
Nice spot with Rosemary coming through the turnbuckles so Luster couldn’t hit Steve against the ringpost before hitting him with a face full of mist.
Double team by Decay on Thornstowe so Taurus can hit his Driver to get the pinfall victory.
MATCH TIME: 7:47

KALEB WITH A K & TENILE DASHWOOD VS. NEVAEH & HAVOK
Kaleb with a K is coming out for their match with a neck brace on so something tells me he is going to try to get out of the match, even though he does have his knee pads on.
Looks like Kaleb is just going to wrestle with the neck brace on. This should be gold.
Who turns on who between Havok and Nevaeh? Who would be the better heel?
Kaleb is not getting any advantage as a man in this match as Nevaeh and Havok are destroying him.
Like that they are booking it that Kaleb is actually the weakest in the match as Tenille is now in saving him.
After that closeup of Kaleb’s phone made me realize, they need to clean that screen. Like yesterday.
Great work from Kaleb to distract then flip the roll up so Tenille gets the pinfall on Nevaeh to further her downfall.
MATCH TIME: 6:51

Eddie Edwards checks in with Rich Swann before the unification match tonight about winning and going on to win the AEW World Title at Rebellion. Swann is all hyped up now.

Video package showing the history of Violent By Design against Jake Something leading to James Storm and Chris Sabin getting involved.

VIOLENT BY DESIGN (JOE DOERING & DEANER) W/ ERIC YOUNG VS. CHRIS SABIN & JAMES STORM W/ JAKE SOMETHING
I haven’t been right yet tonight but what are the chances Jake Something joins Violent by Design at some point during or after this match?
Love the mismatch booking of Joe Doering and Chris Sabin with Sabin not backing down regardless of the no selling by Doering.
Nice spot with Storm holding Deaner in the choke facing Jake Something at ringside getting in the head of Deaner.
Does Storm come off looking like he is about one move behind where the match is actually supposed to be at?
Double team from Storm and Sabin only get a two count as Jake Something is looking on. He is so close to the action it looked like he was going to interfere.
Crossbody from Doering followed by the diving headbutt by Deaner but Sabin somehow kicked out at two.
Eric Young puts the foot of Deaner on the bottom rope leading to Something and Young fighting setting up Hebner getting knocked out.
Jake Something takes out Young trying to hit a piledriver on Sabin but Young takes Something out on the outside.
Rhyno hits the ring but gores Sabin not Young or Doering allowing Deaner to get the pinfall on Sabin.
MATCH TIME: 11:30
Post match, Rhyno celebrates with EY and crew as the newest member of Violent by Design.

Hernandez is getting paid backstage but apparently the other half “after” before getting interviewed about his match against Edwards tonight.
Loved seeing the clip of Scott D’Amore making fun of the Eye for an Eye match during the video package.

BRIAN MYERS VS. EDDIE EDWARDS – HOLD HARMLESS NO DQ MATCH
Why does Impact always have to come up with the most complicated ways to NOT call a match a Hardcore match?
Almost 3 minutes into the match and still not actual weapons used? Interesting. Not a complaint either. Here come the steps, though.
How nasty was that second slap to Eddie’s head with the baking sheet?
I know I wasn’t promised an exploding ring or anything but is it wrong that when you give it a weird name to expect more then baking sheets and chairs?
This match is less ECW and more what WWE thought ECW was.
Eddie’s back is looking banged up after landing on those chairs in the ring even though he did the move to Myers.
Hernandez has finally hit the ring and Eddie seeing him didn’t help but Matt Cardona coming out did as he takes out Hernandez.
Eddie Edwards has his Kendo Stick once again so Brian Myers crawls under the ring allowing him to pull Eddie against the edge of the ring.
Eddie hits the Kendo Stick while Myers is on the top allowing him to then hit a Backpack Stunner to Myers through the table at ringside.
Eddie stops Myers before he can load his pad up and then Eddie uses it himself to hit the Boston Knee Party to get the pinfall victory.
MATCH TIME: 16:47

FIRE N FLAVA (KIERA HOGAN & TASHA STEELZ) VS. JORDYNNE GRACE & JAZZ – IMPACT KNOCKOUTS TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
How the hell does Brandon Tolle ALWAYS end up being the referee for Fire N Flava matches? Conspiracy theory time, wake up people!!
I really want to see more heels retaining by purposely getting counted out.
Always great when heels do the move like Kiera did holding Tasha when Jazz sent Steelz to the ropes. Loved when I saw Pretty Deadly do the same in NXT UK. It is not done as often as it should.
Beautiful looking splash from Tasha off the top to break up the pin by Jordynne.
No more disrespectful pin then one where your butt is fully in the face of your opponent.
Crucifix Bomb from Tasha followed by Kiera hitting a roll of the dice to get the pinfall victory and retain the titles.
MATCH TIME: 10:29

Gia Miller is now in the back trying to get an interview with Moose about his match tonight. He has nothing to say as he has done enough talking.

ACE AUSTIN W/ MADMAN FULTON VS. TJP – X DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
They really put over TJP’s skills as an around performer more than just a high flyer or submission expert.
Interesting spot with TJP clapping his hands leading to Austin looking up to get boots in the face.
Good work from Fulton and Austin with Madman holding Austin up after hitting a move over the top to the outside.
What a sick looking DDT from TJP springing off the top rope. Austin sold it perfectly as well.
Big Boot from both men and they’re both down. This is the second time I’ve seen this spot in the last two weeks.
Austin pulls out the card and sets TJP up but TJP collapses in the middle of the ring.
Austin gets cocky and goes for TJP’s submission move but TJP stops him and locks on the Knee Bar in the middle of the ring. Austin is able to get to the rope eventually to break it though.
Austin uses Tolle as a shield before hitting a kick to TJP on the top.
Austin hits his running Spanish Fly variation to get the pinfall victory and become a two time X Division Champion.
MATCH TIME: 12:12

Back to Swinger’s Palace with Tenille and Kaleb coming in before Swinger asks if she is there for his two for one special.
Alisha is disgusted to see her in there. She wants a match against Tenille for disrespecting her.

ODB VS. DEONNA PURRAZZO W/ KIMBER LEE & SUSAN – KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Striker is really pushing the Rusty Screwdriver/Sharp Knife question all night, isn’t he?
ODB is always looking like she is one wrong move from flopping out of her shirt/bra.
Brandon Tolle is just going to kick out Kimber Lee and Susan after seeing Kimber Lee interfere instead of the DQ? Deonna will likely have a protest now if she loses this match.
This was quicker than I expected as Deonna locks on the submission and gets the victory to retain.
MATCH TIME: 8:27

Tenille and Alisha both go in to Scott D’Amore’s office asking for a match against each other but Scott makes it a 6 on 6 match on Tuesday without saying who the other 10 will be.

THE GOOD BROTHERS (DOC GALLOWS & KARL ANDERSON) VS. FIN JUICE (DAVID FINLAY & JUICE ROBINSON) – IMPACT TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
I think it can be easily argued that The Good Brothers are NOT the best at tag team wrestling in the world like D’Lo was saying.
Karl Anderson says “I may be famous but I’m still a nice man” which is a phrase I am betting his wife would disagree with.
Match booking really seems like it is about Good Brothers coming off as the cocky veterans looking for respect.
“Don’t act like you’re taking your armour off after a battle if you never put it on in the first place” what books does Striker seriously read for fun?
D’Lo Brown quoted an old friend of his saying “Know your role and shut your mouth” about wanting respect when you are a young boy.
Did anyone know that Doc Gallows could move his leg that fast and high?
Gallows takes advantage of being on Impact Plus to put his imaginary joint out on the back of Robinson.
Hot Tag to Finlay as Fin Juice double team Karl Anderson but he is able to kick out before the three.
Fin Juice hit a Doomsday Device on Karl Anderson to get the pinfall victory and become the NEW Tag Team Champions in a shocker.
MATCH TIME: 14:41

Video package for the Main Event almost identical to the one from Impact just with the added stuff that came out on Tuesday put in.

RICH SWANN VS. MOOSE – TNA & IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UNIFICATION MATCH
Loved seeing Moose’s entrance with it being so much more focused than normal. Shows that this match is what he has been working almost a year for.
Swann gets right in the face of Moose before the match starts but Moose doesn’t move.
Moose calls Swann in to start and he comes in with a drop kick but Moose is no selling the offense to start.
Great to see Swann do the roll in for the count break so Hebner doesn’t have to find a way to end the count that makes him or the match look bad.
Moose is bringing a chari into the ring saying he just wants to hurt Swann but Hebner gets in the way to stop him from throwing Swann into it.
Moose is now squashing the head of Swann against the Barricades while Swann sells it by screaming like he just saw his parents having intercourse.
Swann is able to gain an advantage again after biting the finger of Moose.
Sick looking gut buster by Moose by throwing Swann high in the air before having Swann land on his Knee.
WOW. Swann hits a flipping springboard cutter on to Moose who was trying to hit a springboard Senton of his own. Sick, sick spot.
Swann is biting Moose again, this time the forehead. Is he turning in to Mike Tyson?
Fall Away Moonsault Slam from Moose off the top turnbuckle to Swann but not able to turn it in to a victory. Another great move.
Moose is trying to collect himself on the outside as he is pissed that he hasn’t put away Swann yet.
Chair is still set up in the corner and I have a feeling Moose is going to go through it trying to hit a spear as he has hit two other corners trying to hit it. And there it is but Moose no sells it.
Swann uses the momentum to get the pinfall victory on Moose to become the Unified World Champion.
MATCH TIME: 20:16
Post match, Swann celebrates on the ramp as Moose can’t believe it.

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