Final Resolution 2020 was a professional wrestling event produced by Impact Wrestling and the eleventh edition in the Final Resolution chronology. It took place on December 12, 2020, at Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee and air exclusively on Impact Plus.

Nine matches were contested at the event. In the main event, Rich Swann successfully defended the Impact World Championship against Chris Bey. In other prominent matches, Manik defeated Rohit Raju to win the Impact X Division Championship and Deonna Purrazzo defeated Rosemary to retain the Impact Knockouts Championship.

Production

Background

In 2013, Impact Wrestling (then known as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling) discontinued monthly pay-per-view events in favor of the pre-recorded One Night Only events. Final Resolution was produced as a PPV from 2005 to 2012. On November 14, 2020, it was revived as a monthly special for Impact Plus, with that year's event taking place on December 12 at the Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

Storylines

The event featured professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers portrayed villains, heroes, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.

On the December 1 episode of Impact, Willie Mack defeated Chris Bey in a Singles match. Following the match, Moose, who previously defeated Mack in a No Disqualification match on the November 17 episode, attacked Mack, prompting Mack's ally, the Impact World Champion Rich Swann to make the save. Bey then performed the Art of Finesse on Swann following Moose's attack. After the incident, Impact announced that Swann will defend his title against Bey at Final Resolution.

At Turning Point, The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) defeated The North (Ethan Page and Josh Alexander) to win the World Tag Team Championship. On the November 24 episode of Impact!, Page revealed that he attacked and injured Gallows, ruling him out of action for 4-5 weeks. Later on the episode, Page faced a "phenomenal opponent" chosen by Anderson, which was revealed to be Swoggle dressed as former Impact star and current WWE star AJ Styles, with Swoggle calling himself "The wee-nominal one, AJ Swoggle". Swoggle then defeated Page, leaving Page upset in the middle of the ring. This led to Page challenging Anderson to a match at Final Resolution on the following episode, where if Page won, The North would receive an opportunity to challenge for the tag team titles.

On the November 10 episode of Impact!, X Division Champion Rohit Raju defeated TJP to retain the title, with the stipulation that TJP could no longer challenge for the X Division Championship, as long as Raju was the champion. On the November 24 episode of Impact!, Raju issued his Defeat Rohit Challenge which was answered by Suicide, but he later made it a non-title match. During the match, he unmasked him thinking it was TJP, but the latter appeared and confused Raju, who was pinned by Crazzy Steve who was under the Suicide guise. The following week, Raju would defeat Steve to successfully retain his title.

On the October 27 episode of Impact!, a wedding took place between John E. Bravo and Rosemary but the lights went out and a gunshot was heard, ending with the lights going back on and Bravo lying down with a gunshot wound and blood on his chest. In early November, Tommy Dreamer conducted an investigation that narrow down the shooter to 10 suspects, all of them passing a lie detector test. A Wrestler's Court took place on the November 24 episode of Impact!, where Larry D's alter-ego "Lawrence D" confessed to shooting Bravo because he took Rosemary away from him. On the December 1 episode of Impact!, Larry D was confronted by Bravo for shooting him, with Dreamer wanting an explanation for his actions but gets attacked instead. The following week, he was challenged by Dreamer to a match at Final Resolution, where if Larry D won, he's a free man. But if Dreamer won, he has to go to jail for shooting Bravo.

Results

Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
(c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
  • Kiera Hogan was the special guest referee and Tasha Steelz was the special guest ring announcer and timekeeper. Since Hernandez won, he received the lump of cash that had previously been stolen from him by Bahh and subsequently stolen from Bahh by Hogan and Steelz.

Other on-screen talent

Commentators
Ring announcer

External links

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