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Categories And Nominees Revealed For Impact Wrestling’s 2020 Year-End Awards



IMPACT Wrestling Results

As 2020 winds down, Impact Wrestling have announced their year-end award categories and nominees.

Interestingly enough, Tessa Blanchard is featured three times for her moments surrounding the Impact World Championship, but her nominations are not listed in chronologic order.

Voting can be completed by filling out their Survey Monkey form here. Featured below are the complete listings.


Wrestler of the Year

  • Ace Austin
  • Brian Myers
  • Chris Bey
  • Deonna Purrazzo
  • Eddie Edwards
  • Eric Young
  • Ken Shamrock
  • Jordynne Grace
  • Moose
  • Rhino
  • Rich Swann
  • Sami Callihan
  • Taya Valkyrie
  • Willie Mack


Best Moment of the Year

  • Jordynne Grace Ends Taya Valkyrie’s Record Breaking Title Reign – IMPACT February 11, 2020
  • Taya and Tessa Make History in First All Female World Title Match – IMPACT March 3, 2020
  • Sami Callihan Revealed as ICU, Throws Fireball at Ken Shamrock – IMPACT March 17, 2020
  • TNA Returns for one night AXS TV Special – TNA on AXS TV March 31, 2020
  • Willie Mack Becomes X-Division Champion – Rebellion Night 1 April 21, 2020
  • Deonna Purrazzo Debuts Attacking Jordynne Grace – IMPACT June 9, 2020
  • Motor City Machine Guns/Eric Young/EC3 Return, Good Brothers and Heath Debut at Slammiversary – Slammiversary 2020
  • Eddie Edwards becomes IMPACT World Champion for a Second Time – Slammiversary 2020
  • Motor City Machine Guns become IMPACT World Tag Team Champions for a Second Time – IMPACT July 21, 2020
  • Eric Young Attacks Rich Swann After Swann Announces Retirement – IMPACT August 4, 2020
  • Rohit Raju Shocks Chris Bey to Become X-Division Champion – Emergence Night 1 August 18, 2020
  • Eric Young Becomes IMPACT World Champion for a Second Time – IMPACT September 1, 2020
  • Sami Callihan Piledrives Katie Forbes – IMPACT September 22, 2020
  • James Storm Returns in Call Your Shot Gauntlet – Bound For Glory 2020
  • Rich Swann Becomes IMPACT World Champion – Bound For Glory 2020
  • Ken Shamrock Inducted Into IMPACT Hall of Fame by The Rock, Mick Foley, Bret Hart and More – Bound For Glory 2020
  • John E. Bravo Shot at End of Wedding to Rosemary – IMPACT October 27, 2020
  • The Good Brothers Become IMPACT World Tag Team Champions – Turning Point 2020
  • The Rascalz Bid Farewell to IMPACT Wrestling – IMPACT November 17, 2020
  • Tessa Blanchard Becomes First Woman to win World Championship – Hard To Kill


Favorite Match of the Year

  • TJP vs. El Hijo Del Vikingo – IMPACT February 4, 2020
  • Tessa Blanchard vs. Sami Callihan – Hard to Kill
  • TJP vs. Josh Alexander – IMPACT February 18, 2020
  • Willie Mack vs. Ace Austin – Rebellion Night 1 April 21, 2020
  • Deonna Purrazzo vs. Jordynne Grace – Slammiversary 2020
  • Eddie Edwards vs. Ace Austin vs. Trey Miguel vs. Eric Young vs. Rich Swann – Slammiversary 2020
  • Motor City Machine Guns vs. The North – Emergence Night 1 August 18, 2020
  • Jordynne Grace vs. Deonna Purrazzo (30 Minute Iron Man Match) – Emergence Night 2 August 25, 2020
  • Motor City Machine Guns vs. Rascalz – IMPACT September 8, 2020
  • Josh Alexander vs. Alex Shelley vs. Ace Austin vs. Karl Anderson – Victory Road 2020
  • Eric Young vs. Eddie Edwards – Victory Road 2020
  • The North vs. The Motor City Machine Guns vs. The Good Brothers vs. Ace Austin and Madman Fulton – Bound For Glory 2020
  • Rich Swann vs. Eric Young – Bound For Glory 2020
  • The Good Brothers vs. The North – Turning Point 2020
  • Deonna Purrazzo vs. Su Yung (No DQ) – Turning Point 2020
  • Rich Swann vs. Sami Callihan – Turning Point 2020


Best Knockout of the Year

  • Alisha Edwards
  • Deonna Purrazzo
  • Havok
  • Jordynne Grace
  • Kiera Hogan
  • Kimber Lee
  • Nevaeh
  • Rosemary
  • Su Yung
  • Tasha Steelz
  • Taya Valkyrie
  • Tenille Dashwood


Best X-Division Star of the Year

  • Ace Austin
  • Chris Bey
  • Rohit Raju
  • Suicide
  • TJP
  • Trey Miguel
  • Willie Mack


Best Tag Team of the Year

  • Ace Austin and Madman Fulton
  • Havok and Nevaeh
  • Motor City Machine Guns
  • Reno SCUM
  • The Deaners
  • The Good Brothers
  • The North
  • The Rascalz
  • Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan
  • Taya Valkyrie and Rosemary
  • TJP and Fallah Bahh
  • XXXL


Best Finishing Move the Year

  • Chris Bey – Art of Finesse
  • Deonna Purrazzo – Venus de Milo
  • Eddie Edwards – Boston Knee Party
  • Eric Young – Piledriver
  • Jordynne Grace – Grace Driver
  • Moose – Lights Out
  • Motor City Machine Guns – Skull and Bones
  • Rhino – Gore
  • Taya Valkyrie – Road to Valhalla
  • The Good Brothers – Magic Killer
  • The North – The Northern Assault
  • The Rascalz – Hot Fire Flame


One to Watch in 2021

  • Chris Bey
  • Fallah Bahh
  • Joe Doering
  • Madman Fulton
  • Kimber Lee
  • Tasha Steelz and Kiera Hogan
  • The Deaners
  • XXXL


Matt Hardy & Private Party Confirmed For 12/6 IMPACT Wrestling



There is going to be an AEW presence on IMPACT Wrestling once again this week, as Matt Hardy and Private Party will be on the show.

Last week the former IMPACT star brought his tag team to IMPACT as a surprise, where they faced Chris Sabin and James Storm in a number one contenders match for the IMPACT Tag Team Championships.

Private Party came out on top and earned a future title shot against The Good Brothers, which will be taking place at IMPACT No Surrender.

However, fans won’t have to wait until then to see the AEW stars on an IMPACT show, as it has been confirmed that the trio will be appearing this week.

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Break It Down: Ranking Every Major Wrestling TV Show (Week #3)



Break It Down

As we head towards one of the busiest periods of the calendar year for professional wrestling, the eyes have certainly been on the weekly shows and the quality that they are providing. The third week of the year certainly wasn’t a perfect one overall, but while some shows struggled, others really thrived.

There were some fantastic in-ring matches throughout the week, with a title bout and some good storyline development towards the major shows that are coming up in the future. But which show was the pick of the bunch? Join us as we Break It Down to find out!

6. WWE Raw

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For the third week in a row, WWE Raw takes the bottom spot, with the red brand really struggling to build an entertaining three hours. The show has fleeting moments of quality, such as the match between Charlotte Flair and Peyton Royce, which was hard-hitting and back and forth, as did Ricochet and AJ Styles, which is no surprise.

However, the show is just far too inconsistent, with not enough quality throughout the evening to really grip people, even heading into the Royal Rumble. Mace and Xavier Woods had quite a sloppy match, while the six-man tag team match had far too much in-fighting for The Hurt Business for the bout to get going.

Alexa’s Playground didn’t really work with Asuka, and their main event angle didn’t click either. However, the worst segment of the night was the Dirt Sheet, which was mocking Drew McIntyre and Goldberg. Seeing Gillberg was fun, but this didn’t build any interest in the upcoming WWE Championship match and made them both look ridiculous.

5. AEW Dynamite

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It was an off night for AEW this week, with this particular episode of AEW Dynamite not quite delivering or feeling particularly ‘must-see.’ There were good elements to this show, with Tazz cutting a great promo and Jon Moxley having arguably the match of the night.

However, there was a lot that just didn’t work. The opening tag team match was chaotic and quite sloppy, and that was a trend throughout the night. AEW often likes to have six-man tags, but a lack of rule-following is something that makes the matches tough to get connected with.

The main event was fun, seeing the Inner Circle’s attempts to prove who is the best being enjoyable, but it wasn’t a blockbuster match. Meanwhile, Cody’s bout with Peter Avalon was just far too long. The Shaq storyline continues to be teased and hasn’t really proven to be interesting to this point, with this show just lacking the normal buzz overall.

4. WWE SmackDown

Roman Reigns

The blue brand was a much better show this week than last, with WWE SmackDown returning to its usual quality. Throughout the show, the work with Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman was tremendous, with the opening promo from the Universal Champion silencing any doubters about his microphone skills.

The women’s tag team match was very enjoyable, with The Riott Squad holding their own with the champions until Billie Kay accidentally cost them. Her work is continuing to be great, and hopefully, WWE can continue that, meanwhile the Obstacle course did actually prove to be entertaining.

This was the type of segment that could have been a disaster, but it did a really good job of putting over Bianca Belair, especially when she carried Otis. Plus, seeing Kevin Owens get the best of Roman Reigns for a change was fantastic to see, as that hasn’t really happened since the Tribal Chief returned to WWE.


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WWE NXT U.K. was very enjoyable this week, with WWE’s newest brand continuing to deliver in high-quality in-ring action. Right from the start that standard was set as Rampage Brown and Dave Mastiff had a very hard-hitting bout. There was nothing pretty or technical about it, but instead, it was just a physical brawl, which was tons of fun to watch.

The show developed other storylines nicely as well. Kenny Williams pushing Amir Jordan into a tough match sets up certain possibilities, meanwhile seeing Ilja Dragunov return and showcase a much more physical and aggressive side of himself was tremendous, as he can build on this now.

The main event was given plenty of time and it really benefitted from that. Kay Lee Ray put her NXT U.K. Women’s Championship on the line against Jinny and they had a fantastic match together, going back and forth with Joseph Conners causing issues on the outside, ultimately leading to the finish.


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The black and gold brand was very much focused on the in-ring product again this week, which is mainly because of the two tournaments taking place. Kushida and Leon Ruff had a solid match with The Way, while Lucha House Party and Imperium had a really exciting match as well.

Having Lucha House Party set up their match with Legado Del Fantasma was great work, continuing to push the main roster team. Plus, it was great to see the women’s tournament really get built up, and Kacy Catanzaro and Kayden Carter going through was a great surprise.

But it was the main event that really stole the show here, with the Fight Pit returning. This match type is one of the best that WWE has created in years, and Timothy Thatcher and Tommaso Ciampa certainly didn’t disappoint, with an incredibly physical clash.

1. IMPACT Wrestling


When it comes to the best show of the week, there’s no doubt that IMPACT Wrestling takes the top prize. This show had everything from great in-ring work, surprises, and fantastic backstage segments to create a really entertaining evening of wrestling.

The big tag team segment was great, seeing James Storm return and then the surprise of Matt Hardy and Private Party, proving more doors are open between AEW and IMPACT. This played into the main event, which was a great bout, and with Tony Khan appearing as well, it was certainly noteworthy.

The way Taya Valkyrie finished up her run with IMPACT was fantastic, while the opening match between Eric Young and Rhino, plus the post-match beatdown was very well done as well. The show built the women’s tag team division and continued to push other mid-card talents too, which really provided an entertaining show.

Sixth place= 1 point
Fifth place= 2 points
Fourth place= 3 points
Third place= 4 points
Second place=5 points
First place= 6 points

2020 results (each week, the points tally will be added up below):

WWE Raw- 3
IMPACT Wrestling- 12
AEW Dynamite- 12
WWE SmackDown- 11


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STF Underground Episode 90 – Is Tomasso Ciampa Royal Rumble Bound? Hard To Kill Recap, Where Does AEW Go After A Lackluster Dynamite?



STF Underground

Welcome once again to another episode of STF Underground!

In this episode we talk about:

  • AEW Dynamite’s Lackluster Episode
  • Is Tomasso Ciampa Main Roster Bound?
  • Hard To Kill Recap
  • Can MSK Succeed In The WWE?
  • “Wrestling Apologists”
  • Dusty Cup Surprises



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