THIS WEEK IN IMPACT WRESTLING 8/19: Preview, analysis, and updates on all things Impact Wrestling with Christian Cage as the new world champion

BY DARRIN LILLY, PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR

Christian (art credit Grant Gould © PWTorch)

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Impact Wrestler of the Week: Josh Alexander

Alexander continued his excellent X Division title reign by scoring a win over Daivari. Alexander used an array of suplexes and a piledriver to put away Daivari in about 11 minutes. Next up for Alexander is Jake Something at the Emergence Impact Plus special.

Match of the Week: Tenille Dashwood vs. Taylor Wilde

The opener to last week’s TV show featured Knockouts Division action between Dashwood and Wilde. These two wrestlers were given a little more time than usual and they came through with an action-packed match, leading to Tenille taking the win in about 13 minutes after Madison Rayne returned and caused a distraction.

Impact TV Results (8/5/21):

-Chris Bey beat Juice Robinson

-Jake Something beat Daivari, Rohit Raju, and Trey Miguel

-Jordynne Grace & Rachael Ellering beat Fire N Flava

-Steve Maclin beat Jah-C

-Eddie Edwards & Sami Callihan & Frankie Kazarian beat Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers

Impact TV Results (8/12/21):

-Tenille Dashwood beat Taylor Wilde

-Josh Alexander beat Daivari

-Finjuice beat Jay White & Chris Bey by DQ

-John Skylar beat Matt Cardona

-Brian Myers won a 20 Man Battle Royal to become the #1 contender to the Impact World Title

Merch Update:

Impact’s eBay store posted autographed photos of Petey Williams, Fallah Bahh, John E. Bravo, Steve Maclin, Black Taurus, Moose, and Chris Sabin for $25 each (plus shipping).

Coming Up:

This week’s Impact TV matches include:

  • New Impact World Champion Christian Cage makes an appearance
  • Melina makes her Impact in-ring debut
  • Moose & Ace Austin vs. Chris Sabin & Sami Callihan
  • Doc Gallows vs. Joe Doering
  • Shera vs. Matt Cardona
  • Locker Room Talk segment featuring Tenille Dashwood & Madison Rayne

The Emergence special (airing August 20th on Impact Plus) features this lineup:

  • Christian Cage (c) vs. Brian Myers
  • The Good Brothers (c) vs. Violent By Design vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack
  • Josh Alexander (c) vs. Jake Something
  • Steve Maclin vs. Petey Williams
  • Moose vs. Chris Sabin vs. Sami Callihan vs. Ace Austin

CATCH-UP: Impact Wrestling viewership heading into this week’s Christian celebration for beating Omega for Impact World Title

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