IMPACT Wrestling’s Sacrifice returns this Saturday night, exclusively on the IMPACT plus app. This year’s edition features a main event months in the making as Rich Swann faces Moose in a title unification match. Not only that, but the winner will face Kenny Omega in singles action at Rebellion in April. We will also see former IWGP Tag Team Champions clash as FinJuice face The Good Brothers for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championships. With Tony Khan’s “Forbidden Door” allowing AEW and NJPW stars to float over to IMPACT Wrestling, what other surprises could we see? Here’s a breakdown of everything announced for Sacrifice 2021 in our preview below.
DECAY vs. Reno SCUM
The new incarnation of DECAY has been on a roll since Crazzy Steve, and Rosemary reunited. First, Crazzy Steve and Rosemary defeated Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb with a K at Hard to Kill. Then, they brought in a new member Black Taurus to take on XXXL. On Saturday night, they look to make another mark in the wins column. Meanwhile, Reno SCUM has been drifting from relevance in IMPACT Wrestling. Over the past year, they went from Ace Austin’s henchmen to Hernandez’s henchmen to a pair of nobodies. Adam Thornstowe and Luster the Legend are barely on TV anymore. That could all turn around if they manage to defeat Crazzy Steve & Black Taurus on Saturday night.
Chris Sabin & James Storm (w/Jake Something) vs. Violent By Design (w/Eric Young)
Last week on IMPACT Wrestling, Eric Young and Joe Doering punished Deaner for his losses as of late. The World Class Maniac believes his new disciple has begun to let weakness rule. This goes against Young’s philosophy wherein the world belongs to the strong. As such, Young had Doering lay a beating on Deaner. On this week’s episode, Sabin and Storm confronted Young and Doering about their treatment of Deaner. They then looked to Deaner, who sheepishly said he appreciates everything his comrades are doing. Sabin and Storm didn’t believe a word of what Deaner said. This started a huge backstage brawl, leading to the announcement of a tag team match between the duos on Saturday night.
Havok & Neveah vs. Tenille Dashwood & Kaleb with a K
Despite kicking off the Knockouts Tag Team scene in IMPACT Wrestling, Havok & Neveah are kind of lost right now. They had a dominant run in the Knockouts Tag Team Championship tournament. Now, they’re struggling to eke out victories. They considered breaking up, but on Before The IMPACT, Havok suggested holding out for one more match. On Saturday night, they’ll team once more to take on Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb with a K in an intergender tag team match. Havok is out to bring down Tenille Dashwood after the Aussie tried to humiliate her on last week’s episode. But will a win over Dashwood and her dastardly photographer be enough to keep the team of Havok & Neveah going?
Bryan Myers vs. Eddie Edwards
Hold Harmless Match
Brian Myers has been having a difficult time marking up his 8th singles win. IMPACT Wrestling scheduled him to face Eddie Edwards on January 26th. However, Edwards jabbed Myers in the eye and bit him on the face, causing the DQ finish. On the day they were meant to have their rematch, Myers claimed Edwards injured his eye. As such, Hernandez took his place but lost the match. Last week, Myers and Edwards had their singles rematch, this time with Matt Cardona as special guest referee. Myers made use of a foreign object in that match before haphazardly hiding it in his elbow pad. Cardona plainly saw him hide the object, however and threw out the match instantly. On Saturday Night, Brian Myers and Eddie Edwards settle the score in a Hold Harmless match. With no DQ’s or count outs, there must be a winner at Sacrifice.
Ace Austin (w/Madman Fulton) vs. TJP
X Division Championship
At Genesis, back on January 9th, Impact Wrestling’s Genesis event played host to the returning Super X Cup Tournament. The tournament featured such stars as Blake Christian, Tre Lamar, KC Navarro, along with IMPACT’s own Jake Something. Ace Austin defeated Blake Christian in the finals to capture the Super X Cup. Since then, he and his cohort Madman Fulton have been lurking in the background while TJP dealt with some unfinished business. As his alter ego, Manik, TJP defeated Rohit Raju for the X-Division Championship at Final Resolution in December. At Hard to Kill, Manik pinned Chris Bey to retain the championship and followed up with a singles win over Raju at No Surrender. Ace Austin tried to insert himself into that match but instead faced the debuting Matt Cardona. Since Genesis, these two have been on a collision course, and it all kicks off this Saturday night at Sacrifice.
Jazz & Jordynne Grace vs. Fire ‘n’ Flava (c)
Knockouts Tag Team Championship
Jordynne Grace surprised everybody when she announced she was partnering with Jazz in the Knockouts Tag Team Championship tournament. When the ECW and WWE alumnus debuted in IMPACT Wrestling, she said she was here on her final run before retirement. They had a respectable run in the tournament, but Havok & Neveah defeated them in the 2nd round. At No Surrender, Jazz and Jordynne Grace teamed with the returning ODB to defeat Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo, Kimber Lee, and Susan. Having put on a tremendous performance, Jazz and Grace earned a #1 contenders match against Kimber Lee and Susan, which they won on February 23rd. Meanwhile, Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan are fresh out of their Texas Tornado match against Havok & Neveah at No Surrender. One might wonder if they’re ready for another powerhouse duo. However, as we saw on this week’s episode, Steelz and Hogan have made an alliance with Purrazzo and her proteges. Will this come into play on Saturday night?
FinJuice vs. The Good Brothers (c)
IMPACT World Tag Team Championship
There was much fanfare when former IWGP Tag Team Champions David Finlay and Juice Robinson debuted in IMPACT on February 16th. FinJuice chalked up their first victory in IMPACT Wrestling over Reno SCUM in short order. Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson congratulated FinJuice for their victory before reminiscing about old times in NJPW. Back in 2015, Finlay and Robinson were Young Lions and often carried bags for Gallows and Anderson. Juice Robinson responded that FinJuice aren’t Young Boys anymore, and they’re here for a shot at the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship. A week later, The Good Brothers showed up FinJuice during an 8-man tag team match against Reno SCUM and XXXL. FinJuice had the match won when The Good Brothers blind-tagged in and stole the pin. On Saturday night, FinJuice take on their mentors, The Good Brothers, not only for their honor but for the IMPACT Tag Team Championships.
ODB vs Deonna Purrazzo (c)
A few weeks ago on IMPACT Wrestling, Jordynne Grace and Jazz discovered their partner had been attacked. In fact, until this week, ODB hadn’t been on IMPACT Wrestling tv since No Surrender. A week later, Deonna Purrazzo announced that it was her who orchestrated the attack in order to dishearten Grace and Jazz. Last week, Purrazzo defeated Jordynne Grace and Kiera Hogan in triple threat action. Following the match, ODB came out to issue a beatdown on the knockouts champion. After The Virtuosa had scampered away from the post-match beatdown, ODB lifted the Knockouts Championship belt. But will she hold the Knockouts Championship for the 5th time after she faces Purrazzo on Saturday Night?
Rich Swann vs. Moose
Unification Match for the IMPACT World Championship
At last year’s Rebellion event, Moose faced Michael Elgin and Hernandez in a triple threat match. IMPACT Wrestling had scheduled Tessa Blanchard to defend her IMPACT World Championship against Moose and Elgin, but COVID-19 got in the way. Moose walked out the victor of that match and declared himself TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Since that day, he’s only lost four singles matches, two of which came by DQ. At Bound For Glory in October, Rich Swann defeated Eric Young to become IMPACT World Champion. Shortly after Swann retained the title in his rematch with Young, Moose put him on notice. He told Swann that the IMPACT World Championship isn’t the top prize in IMPACT Wrestling. Since then, Moose has been lurking in the shadows, waiting to strike. He’s since made several attacks on Rich Swann. On February 23rd, Moose defended his TNA World Heavyweight Championship against Jake Something. Afterwards, Swann stormed the ring to fight Moose. On that night, IMPACT Wrestling executive Scott D’Amore made the match official: Rich Swann will face Moose at Sacrifice with both titles on the line. Tune in Saturday night as Rich Swann and Moose make IMPACT Wrestling history.
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