Hello, and welcome to weekly Impact Wrestling coverage on With Spandex. And also welcome to me, LaToya Ferguson, your stressed out recapper and friend.
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Previously: “And it feels like / I’m at an all-time low”
Before we start: If you take away one thing from these recaps, I hope it’s that when it comes to Impact Wrestling, I really am trying. It would be so easy to write this entire promotion off, especially after Bound For Glory and even the shows leading up to that. But as I’ve written before, I want Impact Wrestling to succeed. I want it to be something other than the butt of all the jokes. So even though we’re currently in its 241st reinvention period, I’ll give said reinvention period a chance. As I’ve also written, a lot of Impact Wrestling circa Global Force Wrestling is something the audience didn’t sign up for. We also didn’t sign up for a Canadian wrestling promotion. But that’s currently what we’ve got, so now it’s time to criticize it appropriately.