It’s the post-Slammiversary season in IMPACT Wrestling. This means plenty of twists and turns and debuts and returns. This week is no different, with developments in the tag team division, the x-division, and the main event scene. So join us as we break down what you can expect this Thursday night in Nashville with IMPACT Wrestling. This is your Brace For IMPACT for 8/5/21!
Fire ‘N’ Flava vs. Jordynne Grace & Rachael Ellering
In the first match IMPACT Wrestling announced for Thursday night, two former Knockouts Tag Team Champions face off. The last time Hogan & Steelz clashed with Grace & Ellering was on the June 6th episode of IMPACT Wrestling. That night, Fire ‘N Flava defeated Grace & Ellering to become 2-time Knockouts Tag Team Champions. Steelz & Hogan held the straps until 3 weeks ago at Slammiversary. That night, Havok & Rosemary defeated Fire ‘N Flava for the titles.
Now Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz have to fight their way back up the ladder. Jordynne Grace & Rachael Ellering, also former champions, have been dealing with their own troubles since losing the titles. Having fended off Tenille Dashwood’s attempts to split them up, they’re ready to challenge once more. But first, they have to deal with their former foes one more time. The Knockouts Tag Team Division heats up this Thursday night on AXS TV.
Brace For IMPACT for 8/5/21
Rohit Raju vs. Trey Miguel vs. Daivari vs. Jake Something – X-Division #1 Contender’s Match
IMPACT Wrestling’s no-weight-limit X-Division has an ever-changing landscape. It seems like whenever Scott D’Amore sorts out the pecking order in the X-Division, everything changes. To that end, IMPACT Wrestling have announced an X-Division #1 Contender’s match for this Thursday night. This #1 contender’s match features two former champions and to up-and-comers. Rohit Raju captured the title at Emergence, Night 1, defeating Chris Bey and TJP. He would hold the title until TJP (as Manik) defeated him at Final Resolution. Daivari held the title for 84 days in 2008 as Sheik Abdul Bashir.
Meanwhile, Trey Miguel and Jake Something have yet to hold championship gold in IMPACT Wrestling. Trey has had several chances at the IMPACT World Championship, the X-Divison championship, and even Moose’s unsanctioned TNA World Heavyweight Championship. However, he came up short each time. Meanwhile, Jake Something has had matches with champions, but never a championship match. Could Thursday’s IMPACT Wrestling be the night their fortunes change?
Chris Bey (w/Jay White) vs. Juice Robinson (w/David Finlay)
On Last week’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling, Chris Bey teamed up with Jay White to prove his Bullet Club potential. He ended up taking the pin in their match against The Good Brothers, but The Switchblade still believes Bey has potential. Later on in the night, Bey and White started some trouble with FinJuice backstage. This lead to a small brawl, wherein Chris Bey threw Juice Robinson out of the building.
This week, FinJuice are out to get some payback as Juice Robinson faces Chris Bey in singles action. Speaking about the match on Twitter, Bey announced his intentions to do Jay White proud by sending Juice Robinson back to New Japan. But is this more misplaced confidence from Chris Bey? Find out this Thursday night on AXS TV.
Brace For IMPACT for 8/5/21
Kenny Omega & The Good Brothers (w/Don Callis) vs. Frankie Kazarian, Eddie Edwards, Sami Calihan
Last week on IMPACT Wrestling, Don Callis came to the ring with Kenny Omega and The Good Brothers to cut a promo. In the promo, Callis congratulated The Good Brothers on recapturing the IMPACT World Tag Team Championships at Slammiversary. He also heaped praise upon his nephew, IMPACT & AEW World Champion Kenny Omega. Callis said that Kenny Omega has defeated just about every major name IMPACT Wrestling has to offer. As Callis droned on with his promo, the lights went out. As expected, Sami Callihan had taken the stage. Callihan announced his intention to enter the #1 Contender’s Battle Royal next week. However, two weeks was too long to wait to get his hands on Omega & The Good Brothers. To that end, Callihan set up a 6-man tag team match and called in a special partner.
When Callihan mentioned he’d be bringing two partners, a hooded figure slid into the ring, starting a brawl with Kenny and The Good Brothers. When the dust had cleared, he removed the hood to reveal he was Frankie Kazarian. An IMPACT Original, Frankie Kazarian, has returned to the company after a 7-year absence looking for a shot at Kenny Omega. But will Kazarian get what he came for? Find out in this climactic 6-man tag match this Thursday night on AXS TV.
What Else To Expect
- Steve Maclin In Action
- Crazzy Steve vs. Fallah Bahh
- Taylor Wilde In Action
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