IMPACT Wrestling featured another world title defense by Eddie Edwards and a big main event angle that featured the “retirement” of Rich Swann. IMPACT opened with the in-ring debut of Heath, who challenged Moose for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
IMPACT Wrestling Ratings on AXS
- July 21, 2020—163,000 viewers
- July 14, 2020—156,000 viewers
- July 7, 2020—135,000 viewers
IMPACT Wrestling—Key Competition
- Mainstream News Coverage of COVID-19
- MLB Regular Season Slate
- NBA Regular Season Slate
Pro Wrestling Bits—ROH’s Kenny King and Shane Taylor
IMPACT Wrestling Total YouTube Viewership Last Tuesday
941,569 (Down from 1,508,089 views)
- Most-Viewed: Good Brothers In-Ring Debut goes Off the Rails! (194,998 views)
- Least-Viewed: The Deaners Face off in Loser Leaves Room Match at Wrestle House! (13,114 views)
- Median Viewership: 66,329
IMPACT Wrestling Results: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Moose def. Heath—TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Heath’s new gear looks great, and he’s really taken this pandemic to get jacked.
Moose is a top heel in IMPACT Wrestling, so to see the lengths they went to protect newcomer Heath in defeat is a promising sign for just how strongly these former WWE guys might get booked.
Heath trying to get a job in IMPACT Wrestling needs to be a long-term storyline. He can even show up to other promotions looking for work, it could be great.
Motor City Machine Guns Appear Live
It’s great to see these two back together but The North is the better team right now and should be champions.
Watching this segment was further proof that this tag team division went through a drastic change while MCMG were out, and for better or worse, The North owns it.
Alisha Edwards and Susie def. Johnny Swinger—Wrestle House
Johnny Swinger, who did not even attempt an offensive maneuver in this comedy match, might have the sweetest gig in the business.
The only difference between Wrestle House and Raw Underground is that Wrestle House has some degree of self-awareness as to how goofy it is.
Eddie Edwards def. Sami Callihan—IMPACT World Championship
It was tough to have sympathy for a hobbled Sami Callihan in this match against Eddie Edwards knowing the history between these two.
Madison Rayne wondered whether or not Sami Callihan could feel pain as he spent the entire match selling like he had just been in a car wreck. The man seems like he feels pain just fine.
Sami Callihan controlled way too much of this match for a guy who walked in hurt.
Kylie Rae vs. Rosemary—Wrestle House
This was the first time since the beginning of Wrestle House that two individuals appeared to be (temporarily) taking a wrestling match seriously.
Man I can’t wait to see how good Kylie Rae can be once she starts feuding with Taya Valkyrie.
Taya actually came off like a babyface for begrudgingly counting the three despite clearly wanting Rosemary to win.
TJP and Fallah Bahh def. Rohit Raju and Chris Bey
Fallah Bahh and TJP were presented as real friends to contrast the opportunistic relationship between Rohit Raju and Chris Bey. It was slightly implied that TJP and Fallah Bahh were friends because they both hail from the Philippines, although to be fair, these really are great together.
Rohit Raju reminds me of Monty Brown, which is high praise especially in The Impact Zone.
Rich Swann Retires; Eric Young Attacks
There’s nothing worse than having to sit through a fake retirement speech knowing damn well nobody’s retiring from anything.
Last time Rich Swann was on crutches it turned out to be a swerve so I could only muster up so much sympathy for what was supposed to be a retirement speech.
I was done falling for Rich Swann retirement angles in 2018. That should be his gimmick. To retire every week.
If I saw Eric Young coming a mile away, shame on these wrestlers for emptying the locker room and allowing Rich Swann to stand on the ramp alone. How could nobody on Eric Young watch?