IMPACT Wrestling is doing its best to go out with a bang before it reverts to TNA with a jam-packed show in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
IMPACT Wrestling has stolen the headlines in recent weeks following the revelation at the end of the Bound For Glory show that the company is going back to its roots as TNA.
While the transition to TNA will be complete in January 2024 with Hard To Kill, IMPACT Wrestling is going out with a bang if the Turning Point show in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is anything to go by. The show will air on IMPACT Plus on November 3rd but if you just can’t wait to find out what happened then read on.
Turning Point proves a big success for IMPACT Wrestling
The night kicked off with the ever-popular Grado teaming up with Rhino to take on two local talents and it remains unclear if this match will actually air as it was not advertised for the show. The crowd went wild for Grado and Rhino nailing a wicked Spear to pick up a straightforward win.
Rising British star Leon Slater was on the bill next as he defended his North Wrestling Championship successfully against UK veteran Mark Haskins. Eric Young was the most popular man in Newcastle as he and Josh Alexander teamed up to defeat Subculture’s Mark Andrews and Flash Morgan Webster. RevPro Undisputed British Women’s Champion Alex Windsor was then beaten by Gisele Shaw.
The next match had originally been billed as a three-way featuring Frankie Kazarian but instead, Trey Miguel and Rich Swann faced off in a one-on-one bout that had a slightly messy finish with what appeared to be a kickout attempt that was too late and the referee called it as he saw it and his three-count ended the bout.
Dani Luna lost out to Jordynne Grace with Grace building momentum ahead of her title match at Hard To Kill early in 2024. Joe Hendry squashed his social media beef with YouTube star Simon Miller, picking up a convincing win before Moose and Brian Myers defeated Chris Sabin and Frankie Kazarian with Kazarian apparently taking Alex Shelley’s place in the match.
Trinity successfully defended her Knockouts Championship against Deonna Purrazzo with IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Famer Gail Kim as the special referee. Purrazzo was unhappy after she lost and slapped Kim hard in the face only to suffer an Eat Defeat in retaliation.
The night’s main event saw Will Ospreay – whose future remains a mystery – defeating Eddie Edwards after a Styles Clash, Hidden Blade, and Stormbreaker.