I had heard it earlier from a friend, but it was officially announced tonight- Impact returns to Las Vegas in February to do 3 more days worth of TV tapings at Sam's Town- the best venue for wrestling period!
Tonight's taping was packed with chants of "Impact wrestling!"
It sounds like Impact is joining ROH (who is returning here in March) in making Las Vegas one of their main cities.
Post by on_the_edge on Nov 12, 2018 18:54:31 GMT -5
Good to hear. Impact need to copy ROH and find 4-6 good locations with loyal fans to use as a circuit. While I am fine if they do not go back to Universal and the IZ I wish they would find a place here in Central Florida so I could go once or twice a year. Here in Lakeland would be fine, beyond so close to me, because the RF Funding arena has great wrestling history, is where ROH holds cards and is between Tampa and Orlando.
I just saw today that IMPACT will be back in Las Vegas for a set of tapings in July (don't know if I will go though- depends on the dates- as I am hoping to go to both Galacticon and also to Minnesota/Iowa in July.)
On a side note, I also saw that ROH will also be back in Las Vegas in September again like usual.
I am back home now from the first night of Impact TV tapings.
I don't want to give too much away since these matches will be televised starting next week from what I understand, but I think my favorite matches tonight were Fenix and Pentagon vs LAX and Willie Mack/Tommy Dreamer vs OVE. It was also great to see Reno Scum mkae their return to Impact tonight in Las Vegas.
This was Show #7 of 2019 for me, looking forward to going back to Sam's Town tomorrow and Sunday night for 4 more tapings of Impact.
Sam's Town was completely packed tonight- many fans who showed up in small groups about the time the show was starting had trouble or were not able to find seats together (I will be interested to see what the attendance is like tomorrow as the show coincides with Elimination Chamber- my plan is to get to Sam's Town early and watch the first two hours of Elimination Chamber on my phone and then watch the remainder of Elimination Chamber after Impact is over.)
My favorite match tonight (even though I saw it recently at PWG) was Lucha Brothers vs Rascalz. I also enjoyed a comedy matchup of two Las Vegas local wrestlers- Kikutaro vs Disco Inferno. Disco Inferno was also hilarious earlier in the night in an episode involving Scarlett.
Some SoCal wrestlers who made the show tonight included Jake Atlas, Luchasaurus (he wrestled FSW Champion Chris Bey,) and Buggy Nova.
At one pont when I left briefly to use the restroom I stopped at the Impact merch table on my way back and bought a Killer Kross shirt which I plan to wear to tomorrow's Impact tapings.
Tonight's taping ended with a couple of huge heel turns that I will not spoil. Killer Kross in the ring liked who turned heel, but I am not sure if I did or not until this plays out more.
After the show I got to see Killer Kross again. I gave Killer Kross some copies of his card that Filsinger Games sent me to give to him since I signed him to the game and Killer Kross autographed my copy of his card.
Overall I thought the matches were better last night than tonight, but I had a really good time. This was Show #8 of 2019 for me, looking forward to going back to Sam's Town again tomorrow.
Post by on_the_edge on Feb 17, 2019 2:50:37 GMT -5
Sounds like some great matches so far. Glad to see Reno Scum back. Hopefully they stay healthy and can be around for awhile. I watched ROH tonight that was taped awhile ago and saw Luchasaurus in a match. I thought Impact should have signed him if keeping the gimmick. He would be perfect for the Dark War. Hopefully that is how Impact ends up using him.
I need to look into getting GWN again so I can watch these. I am lucky if I catch last half hour on Twitch. By the way I would highly recommend watching on Twitter. When commercials air on Pursuit they have interaction with Don, Josh and some of the talent. It's very entertaining.
I went to the Night 3 tapings tonight at Sam's Town.
Before I left and during the Lyft ride to Sam's Town, on my phone I watched the first two matches of Elimination Chamber and then watched the remainder of Elimination Chamber after I got home. Although I heard the result of the Intercontinental Championship match, I was fortunate to be mostly free from spoilers for the rest of the PPV.
Again I don't want to post any spoilers for these upcoming TV episodes, but my favorite parts of tonight's tapings was the unsanctioned action between the Lucha Brothers and LAX and the match between Brian Cage and Killer Kross. I also thought it was cool that the Rascalz had VGK's mascot Chance as their manager at ringside in their match against the Desi Hit Squad. Also, Disco Inferno was again hilarious in his match with Scarlett.
A recent WWE/NXT release made his Impact debut on tonight’s show.
I already heard that Impact returns here to Las Vegas in July, but on the way out the door I heard that Impact in July here might actually be for their Slammiversary PPV (as well as another set of TV tapings.)
I had a good time seeing Impact at Sam's Town the past 3 nights. This was Show #9 of 2019 for me, Show #10 will probably be next weekend at the next FSW Arena show.