With just over two weeks to go until Turning Point, this edition of IMPACT Wrestling laid the groundwork for the pay-per-view. We witnessed a star-studded main event pitting the team of Josh Alexander, Eddie Edwards, & Matt Cardona against W.Morrissey, Minoru Suzuki, and the IMPACT World Champion Moose.
We saw Mickie James defending her Knockouts Championship against Madison Rayne. We saw a new number one contender crowned for the X-Division championship. Eric Young made his in-ring return and immediately made his intentions clear. The Good Brothers faced FinJuice in tag team action which turned chaotic and led to major implications next week.
So without further ado, let's go through the top 5 talking points from the latest edition of IMPACT Wrestling. Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
#5 Number one contender for X-Division Championship crowned on IMPACT Wrestling
The current X-Division Champion Trey Miguel managed to win the X-Division tournament which culminated in a triple threat match between himself, Steve Maclin, and El Phantasmo. Miguel pinned Phantasmo to win the title at Bound For Glory.
Last week at IMPACT Wrestling, the champion successfully defended his title against NJPW star Rocky Romero. Following the match, Maclin brutally assaulted Miguel to express his frustration and demanded a shot at the title by stating he wasn't pinned for it.
That set up a fatal four-way bout between Black Taurus, Steve Maclin, Rohit Raju and Laredo Kid this week. It was a standard X-Division match where each superstar was able to display their special abilities and shined through the contest. Ultimately Laredo Kid walked away with the win by pinning Rohit Raju.
Trey Miguel appeared after the match and showed his respect to Laredo Kid but they were attacked by Maclin. Miguel and Kid teamed up and fought him off together to send him packing.
#4 Eric Young made his in-ring return on IMPACT Wrestling
After missing nearly six months of in-ring action, Eric Young finally made his in-ring return on IMPACT Wrestling. The feud between Violent By Design and Rhino & Heath has been building up for a long time. Last week on IMPACT Wrestling, Heath faced Joe Doering in a singles competition in the presence of all members of the VBD and Rhino.
The match turned chaotic leading to a brawl between all the superstars where towards the end, Young revealed that he has recovered from injury and attacked Heath and Rhino.
This week, he stated there's a price to be paid for every decision that one makes and that Rhino simply paid the price for his. He promised to build a monument of violence. Young faced a local competitor and squashed him with ease to further prove his point.
#3 Number one contender's match announced for next week on IMPACT Wrestling
The Good Brothers battled FinJuice in a fantastic tag team bout and as the action kicked up a notch with all four competitors down after hitting some big moves, The Bullet Club made their entrance out of nowhere, ending the match abruptly.
They laid everyone out with title belts and stood tall. David Finlay and Juice Robinson were about to beat The Good Brothers when The Bullet Club interfered and ruined their moment.
Scott D'Amore announced a match between FinJuice and The Bullet Club to determine the number one contenders for the tag titles next week. He promised that there will be a decisive winner.
#2 Mickie James defended her title on IMPACT Wrestling
Last week on IMPACT Wrestling, Mickie James addressed the IMPACT Zone following her title win over Deonna Purrazzo. She admitted that The Virtuosa gave her the toughest fight of her career but is nowhere to be found so she is ready to take on all comers.
Madison Rayne stepped up and challenged James for the title, which was scheduled for this week. Despite multiple interferences from Kaleb with a K, James managed to retain her title.
Following the match, Mercedes Martinez came to the ring and stated that she won the Knockouts Knockdown Tournament and was ready for a title shot at the Turning Point pay-per-view on November 20.
#1 Star-studded main event on IMPACT Wrestling
The match kicked off with Josh Alexander, Eddie Edwards & Matt Cardona gaining momentum but the heels made their come back into the contest courtesy of Minoru Suzuki, following which they isolated Cardona for most of the match.
Once the latter tagged Alexander in, he laid down a barrage of suplexes on the opponents. In the closing moments of the match, all the competitors came face to face and a massive brawl broke out with W. Morrissey and Edwards left as the legal men.
Morrissey then hit a big boot on Eddie Edwards followed by a powerbomb to secure the win as the heels stood tall to close out this week's IMPACT Wrestling.