We do indeed have an indy fed here in Phoenix. While they usually have their every-other-Tuesday shows at "Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill" out in Mesa (eeesh), this Memorial Day weekend they had a show at the Celebrity Theater in Phoenix.
We all know I'm not a recapper, & hopefully there'll be some video &/or recap happiness showing up online. (They were video recording the show, & there were some guys recording commentary, so I'm guessing it's just going to take them some time to get the video together.)
The short version: This was really fun, & much better quality than I'd expected it to be!! Johnny Stamboli is apparently a regular & had 2 matches (one as himself & one as Rellik.) Bill DeMott was the Guest Commissioner. And the ME ended up being Val Venis, Derick Neikirk & the former A-Train vs. the local heel contingent of The Freak Squad.
(Oddly, Tommy Dreamer had been advertised for this, but seemingly bailed several days ahead. Hence the surprise appearance by A-Train. And now I see a report (pwinsider.com) that Tommy wasn't at Impact taping. Although his twitter (twitter.com) looks quite benign.)
You improve everything by killing the "GM vs. top face" angle. Also, you don't have to have the champ face somebody for the title or be in the main event each week. Title defenses mean more when they happen less frequently.