The “wedding” of Braxton Sutter and Laurel Van Ness was this week’s main event on Impact, but the drama between Cody Rhodes and Moose, as well as Josh Barnett’s in-ring debut and the Hardy Boys’ capturing of the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles ensured that this show had something for everyone.
However, the quality of the Hardy Boys vignettes and the fun and silliness of the Sutter/Van Ness wedding was a blast, making this easily the best overall Impact of 2017.
Tyrus vs. Eli Drake: After Drake tried the finger-poke of doom on Tyrus several times, he knocked out Earl Hebner to get the match thrown out. Drake then offered Tyrus a raise and suddenly, all was forgiven.
Bram w/Eddie Kingston vs. Jessie Godderz: After he eliminated Kingston, Godderz locked on the Adonis Crab and then used the catapult for a boring win.
TNA Tag Team Champions Matt and Jeff Hardy vs. the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Champions Mathis and Rage: A fun indie match that Rage and Mathis got a few spots in before the Hardys won with the Twist of Fate/Senton Bomb combination.
Josh Barnett vs. Bad Bones: Barnett squashed Bones with a nasty Powerbomb and won with a Northern Lights Suplex beautifully transitioned into a Kimura Lock.
X-Division Champion Trevor Lee w/Shane Helms vs. Zema Ion: Lee won with a School Boy and a handful of tights thanks to help from Helms. After the match, Helms and Lee beat on Ion, but Andrew Everett made the save.