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Impact Wrestling Final Hour Recap

We were witness to the TV spectacular that was Impact Wrestling’s Final Hour. In an event that was given a more of a Pay-Per-View feel than a basic episode of Impact. So let’s get right to the recap. And for more recaps from Impact Wrestling, take a look back at our Bound For Glory Recap. Or our special interview with Impact Star Eddie Edwards on his new children’s book, Anything is Possible: The Eddie Edwards Story.

OGz vs. Lucha Bros

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A rough and tumble way to start the evening saw the OGz, Homicide, and Hernandez taking on the Lucha bros, Pentagon Jr. and Rey Fenix. The OGz would bring an aggressive style that would be countered by the high flying style of the Lucha Bros. But don’t be fooled while hardcore and aggressive, the OGz can fly too. Which was never more apparent than when the big man Hernandez took to the sky. This was a great start to the Final Hour event.

Katarina vs. Jordynne Grace

Laracuente Ledger Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 1/2

It Jordynne Grace’s Impact Wrestling debut the powerhouse knockout was impressive. Don Callis would make the comp for Grace as a female Rhino (ECW.) And just like Rhino, she would power her way to victory.

X Division Championship: Brian Cage vs. Sami Callahan

Laracuente Ledger Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ 1/2

Brian Cage would be the in the “belly of the beast” as he would venture to Ohio to take on Callahan. As the leader of Ohio Versus Everything, Callahan would call out the Machine Brian Cage. This matchup would have a very aggressive and hard-hitting nature. But the Crist brothers would get involved causing the match to end. The postmatch assault of about six minions and Sami Callahan himself would finally take Brian Cage down.

Grudge Match: Moose vs. Eddie Edwards

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Eddie would start quickly against his former “best friend” Moose. This matchup would be very hard hitting. The fans would help both wrestlers by giving them buckets to add to the pain inflicted in the match. The match would feature a good give and take from both men. The biggest blow, however, was when Eddie Edwards received a release powerbomb on to the stage by Moose. But Eddie would keep crawling and fighting. But ultimately it would prove too much for Eddie Edwards.

Vignette with Allie, Kiera Hogan, James Mitchell, and Su Yung

Eli Drake and Joseph Park: Class Action Lawsuit Promo. Turned to Eli Drake attacking Joseph Park.

Impact World Championship: Killer Kross vs. Johnny Impact

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Contradicting styles would be the bedrock of this matchup. With Johnny Impact being the flyer and Kross the more grounded and aggressive style. Moose would make his presence known and be thrown out by the referee. Johnny Impact would focus his attack on the neck of Killer Kross. The ring psychology of the “sociopath” Killer Kross was brilliantly displayed throughout the matchup. And the fact that this was the second title defense by Johnny in three weeks since he won the Impact Championship is a great showing for the company and it’s main star.

Overall Impact Wrestling Final Hour Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

The Final Hour event was built up as more than an average episode of Impact Wrestling. And it delivered as such. For anyone that hasn’t been watching Impact, this was a solid event to showcase what they have been doing. Impact Wrestling has done a wonderful job with storytelling and booking. They spend months crafting and telling stories that the fans can become invested in and they deliver big-time payoffs. So if you haven’t been watching, it’s a good time to tune in to Impact Wrestling.

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