Tossing Salt Presents:
Impact Wrestling Against All Odds
Thoughts & Predictions
June 11, 2021
Impact Wrestling will present their 2021 Against All Odds pay-per-view tomorrow night, available for your viewing pleasure on Impact+ and FITE.TV. So are you ready to do that prediction thing? Let’s do this.
Impact Wrestling Champion Kenny Omega vs. Moose – taking place in Jacksonville, Florida.
I like that this match is taking place at the home of AEW rather than with the rest of the card so that in theory, Omega is all by himself and no one else will get involved. At least no one from Impact Wrestling (wink-wink). I’m sure that Omega still has a few friends floating around and maybe even a few Young Bucks or Nakazawa and his infamous body lotion. It won’t be as fair or even as one would hope. I expect that Moose will take the fight to Omega and it should be a good match, but the end results are really not in question at all. The Moose goes down and Omega retains the Impact Wrestling Championship.
Winner and STILL Impact Wrestling Champion Kenny Omega
Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo vs. Rosemary.
I like Rosemary and she’s a great example of creepy done right. Alexa Bliss – take notes. But is she going to take the belt away from former NXT standout Deonna Purrazzo? I don’t think so. Purrazzo just won the title a few weeks ago and it’s too soon to change the title again. Purrazzo retains.
Winner and STILL Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion: Deonna Purrazzo
Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions Violent by Design vs. Decay.
Violent By Design, Joe Doering & Rhino, just won the belts a couple of weeks ago and are the most unlikely tag team champions Impact Wrestling has had in a while. Decay, Black Taurus & Crazzy Steve, have been a unit, off and on, since 2016, and have held the belts before. It is their time to wear those tag team titles again? I think so and we’ll be seeing a title switch here as Rosemary, who won’t win her own match, redeems herself by helping her partners win the gold here.
Winners and NEW Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions: Decay
Impact Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team Champions Fire N’ Flayva vs. Susan & Kimber Lee.
Fire N’ Flayva, Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steele, are the champions and are defending against the new team of Susan and Kimber Lee. I can never cheer for or support a wrestler named Hogan, brutha. And thus, through no fault of her own, I must decline to support the spicy tag team champs. Look for a title switch here.
Winners and NEW Impact Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team Champions: Susan & Kimber Lee
Rohit Raju vs. Petey Williams vs. Ace Austin vs. Chris Bey vs. Trey Miguel – Winner becomes the top contender to X-Division Championship.
Five awesome performers doing their thing to determine who will be chasing after the X-Division title, this should be a cluster of a match, but in a good way. All five men are capable and it’s hard to break down who should win here so I’ll just go with the one that I think has the most momentum going in and that’s Trey Miguel. This young man is a future big star in the making and I think that journey starts right here.
Winner: Trey Miguel
Satoshi Kojima vs. Joe Doering.
Who? I guess with this one since I’m not familiar with either guy all that much, I’ll just flip a coin. Tails it is and Kojima gets the nod.
Winner: Satoshi Kojima
Jordynne Grace vs. Tenille Dashwood.
I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Miss Dashwood, the woman formerly known as Emma in WWE, and she is so damn good in that ring. Grace is a tough lady as well and is probably the odds-on favorite here, but I’ll stick with my klepto-crush on this one.
Winner: Tenille Dashwood
Rich Swann vs. W. Morrisey.
Swann has fallen fast, going from the main events to a match against a man who’s seven feet tall (and you can’t teach that) and who was known primarily as a tag team wrestler, the artist formerly known as Big Cass. I wonder if we’ll see the return and debut of Enzo Amore here on this night? It’s just a matter of time. This should be an interesting contrast of styles and probably a pretty good match. Morrisey is the new guy with all the momentum so he should win here, but he’s facing Swann, who was the most recent Impact Wrestling Champion before twinkle-toes came swooping in and on paper, the advantages all should go to Swann. It’s a tough call, but unless we see some outside interference, I think Swann should take it. Yeah, that sounds right.
Winner: Rich Swann
Street Fight: The Good Brothers vs. Sami Callihan & Tommy Dreamer.
This is what Gallows and Anderson are doing instead of being at their brother’s side in the AEW Arena, going at it in a street fight with the Masters of the Plunder, Tommy Dreamer & Sami Callahan. It should be fun to watch and full of shenanigans, but I don’t think the final outcome is truthfully in any doubt. Dreamer and Sami will take things to the extreme, but The Good Brothers will do their thing and walk away with the trip to that pay window.
Winners: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, The Good Brothers
And there you go. Impact Wrestling may be the forgotten red-headed stepchild among the wrestling companies, but they generally perform top-notch and have great pay-per-views. I expect that this will be no exception. It should be one hell of a show.
My thanks for reading. Any thoughts, comments, or questions, feel free and drop me a line and let’s chat. Until the next time, take care of yourself and stay good. Don’t forget to support your local Indy wrestling companies and wrestlers. Be safe and I’ll see you at the matches.