Valentine’s Weekend had no shortage of In- Ring Action this year. Both NXT and Impact Wrestling had events, with IMPACT NO Surrender featuring Tommy Dreamer in action against Rich Swan for the IMPACT Wrestling Championship.
Dreamer, who just turned 40 this past Friday, proved that he still had the endurance to match the best after going toe-to-toe with Swan for over 20 minutes. It was a brutal battle between the two, but in the end, Swan was victorious. However, things changed when Swan’s rival Moose entered the ring and demolished both Swan and Dreamer with High Angle Uranage Slams. Moose managed to lay out Dreamer with the spear before working on taking out Swan’s injured leg.
After the PPV, we saw a vignette of a NJPW pairing that would be heading to IMPACT Wrestling. David Finlay and Juice Robinson will be coming to IMPACT this Tuesday night from New Japan!
Here are the full results
Decay defeated XXXL and Tenille Dashwood via pin-fall at IMPACT Wrestling No Surrender.
Brian Myers and Hernandez defeated Matt Cardona and Eddie Edwards via pin-fall at IMPACT Wrestling No Surrender.
Josh Alexander won the IMPACT Wrestling No Surrender Triple Threat Revolver Match.
Fire N Flava defeated Havok and Nevaeh via pin-fall at IMPACT Wrestling No Surrender.
TJP defeated Rohit Raju via pin-fall at IMPACT Wrestling No Surrender.
Jazz, ODB, and Jordynne Grace defeated Susan, Kimber Lee, and Deonnz Purrazzo via submission at IMPACT Wrestling No Surrender.
The Good Brothers defeated Private Party via pin-fall at IMPACT Wrestling No Surrender.
Rich Swann defeated Tommy Dreamer via pin-fall at IMPACT Wrestling No Surrender.
Meanwhile, NXT Take Over saw the finals of The Dusty Rhodes Classic for both women’s and men’s Tag Team Tournaments.
Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez took on Shimmer alums Shotzi Blackheart and Ember Moon in the finals. The match was an exciting one, with many close calls, including Moon being shoulder-tackled off the stage by Gonzalez, leaving Blackheart to fend for herself. After pressing Kai onto a prone Shotzi, Raquel followed up with a Choke-Bomb for the 3 count, leading her and Dakota to become the first ever women’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Tournament Winners.
Johnny Gargano was missing from The Way ringside, but still came out on top against Kushida, his toughest opponent to date, in defense of The North American Title. Connecting on “ One Final Beat” both outside and inside the ring, Kushida culminated the exciting back and forth match.
Grizzled Young Veterans vs. MSK (Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic finals) was next. MSK was victorious in probably the craziest match of the night, with both teams being highlighted for their aerial maneuver and grit. MSK, who debuted in NXT for the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, really solidified their spot in NXT and definitely have a tag team title shot awaiting them in the future!
NXT Women's Championship was on the line as the reigning champion, Io Shirai, took on Toni Storm and Mercedes Martinez. Shirai is known for taking risks, and this match proved no different. After surviving some tough exchanges early on, Shirai climbed the light scaffolding for a double splash outside on her opponents. Storm managed to gain a momentary advantage after hitting a flying headbutt from her Storm-Zero maneuver on Mercedes. However, we saw Shirai come out of nowhere with her moonsault onto both women for the win.
The Main Event also saw the NXT Championship on the line between reigning Champion Finn Balor vs. Pete Dunne. This match was insane from a technical standpoint and takes a true wrestling fan to appreciate it’s intricacies. Dunne worked on the fingers of Balor (who was able to come from behind with missile drop kick), Coup DE Grace and the 1916 which is scary as hell for the pin-fall. The aftermath saw Dunne’s cronies Lorcan and Birch attack Balor, only for the Undisputed Era (Kylie O’ Reilly , Roderick Strong, and Adam Cole BAY-BY) to make the save and fend off his attackers. For a brief moment, we saw O’Reilly give his former opponent respect and offer his trust with Strong and Cole by his side. As they stood and posed, Adam Cole super-kicks the champion out cold. When O'Reilly started to argue, Cole followed with another. Strong stood there, unsure of the future of the Undisputed Era, as Cole was standing at the entrance looking at the destruction he caused.
We have a huge storyline moving forward! Could this be the end of the Undisputed Era? Tune in Wednesday Night and we’ll be back next time with Pro Wrestling Enforcer Weekend Recap!