14th Nov2022

‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (Nov 10th 2022)

by Phil Wheat

Welcome to this week’s review of Impact Wrestling, which this week opens with a Before the Impact match that saw Killer Kelly defeat Sandra Moone. Let’s get into the review…

Match #1: Digital Media Championship – Joe Hendry def. Brian Myers

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After saying his name last week, Brian Myers must now defend the Digital Media Title against Joe Hendry! Before the match begins, Hendry gets on the mic and says that if he becomes champion tonight, he promises to be a force for good. Hendry hits a delayed vertical suplex for an early two count. Cardona provides a distraction from ringside, allowing Myers to take control with an Enzuigiri. Hendry fights out of a submission attempt with another strong suplex. Hendry quickens the pace with a series of strikes, then plants Myers with a Trust Fall. Myers hits a Flatliner for two. Hendry comes back with a powerbomb. The fight spills to the outside. Cardona is about to get involved when IMPACT World Tag Team Champions Heath and Rhino fight him to the back. In the ring, Myers hits the Implant DDT but it’s not enough to keep Hendry down. Hendry connects with the Standing Ovation to become the new Digital Media Champion!

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #2: X-Division Title Tournament 2nd Round Match – Trey Miguel def. Mike Bailey (DQ)

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Who will advance to the finals of the X-Division Title Tournament? We find out in this clash of former X-Division Champions! It’s a stalemate in the opening moments as both competitors match each other’s offense move for move. Kenny King, who was eliminated from the tournament by Mike Bailey, makes his way to ringside to watch the match. Miguel hits a handspring kick to take Bailey off his feet. Miguel avoids Ultima Weapon but Bailey counters his Lightning Spiral attempt. Miguel hits a Poison Rana, sending Bailey crashing to the outside. Bailey connects with a springboard Moonsault over the top rope to the floor. Bailey counters a Sunset Flip, then drives his knees into the chest of Miguel. King throws popcorn at Bailey, then throws Miguel into the steel steps to cause the disqualification.

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Match #3: Bhupinder Gujjar def. G Sharpe

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Bhupinder Gujjar looks to continue his journey to the top as he goes one-on-one with IMPACT newcomer, G Sharpe! Gujjar gains the early advantage with a backbreaker. Sharpe turns the tide with a running dropkick. Gujjar quickly regains control with a Slingblade, followed by a Samoan Drop for two. Sharpe rakes the eyes but Gujjar catches him with a pop-up powerslam. Gujjar hits the Gargoyle Spear to get back in the win column.

My Score: 2.5 out of 5

Match #4: Mickie James def. Chelsea Green

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Mickie James’ Last Rodeo continues tonight as she battles Chelsea Green who has become obsessed with ending her legendary career! Purrazzo hooks the leg of James from the outside, allowing Green to capitalize with a backstabber. Green goes for the Unprettier but James counters into a superkick. Purrazzo gets caught putting Green’s hand on the bottom rope, causing the referee to eject her from ringside. Green locks in a Half Boston Crab but James rolls through and sends her to the floor. James drops her with a Hurricanrana on the outside. Moments later, both Knockouts are down following in-sync kicks on the apron. They make it back into the ring before the nine count but Green inadvertently takes out the referee. Purrazzo returns to ringside but Taylor Wilde evens the odds. James has the match won following the Mick DT but the referee is still down. Green hits the Unprettier for a very close near fall. James counters a missile dropkick into a pinning predicament to win!

My Score: 3.5 out of 5

Match #5: Bully Ray def. Zicky Dice

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Bully Ray competes in singles action on IMPACT! for the first time since 2014. His opponent, the larger than life Zicky Dice! Swinger takes us on a trip down memory lane as he calls for the tables. Dice sets up a table in the middle of the ring but Bully hits the Bully Bomb to score the quick victory.

My Score: 1 out of 5

Match #6: Knockouts World Championship – Jordynne Grace def. Gisele Shaw

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Gisele Shaw challenges Jordynne Grace for the Knockouts World Title in Shaw’s first IMPACT singles main event! Grace quickly gains control with a thunderous Spinebuster. Grace takes out Shaw’s executive stylist, Jai Vidal, with a dropkick. The distraction allows Shaw to drop Grace spine-first on the floor. Back in the ring, Shaw hits a diving uppercut for two. Shaw is in total control as she begins to wear Grace down. Moments later, Grace creates separation by driving her into the turnbuckle. Grace builds momentum with a series of powerslams, followed by the Vader Bomb out of the corner. Shaw comes back with a superkick, then hits a draping DDT for two. Grace almost puts her away with a Superplex, Jackhammer combo. Both Knockouts exchange pin attempts but Grace gains the upper hand with a powerbomb. Grace hits the Grace Driver to win the match and retain the Knockouts World Title.

My Score: 4 out of 5

Final Verdict: 3.5/5

Another solid week for Impact, with a great opening match that saw Joe Henry swiftly gain his first championship on his return to the company – which means either Myers and Cardona are out the door, or Impact have faith in Hendry. Hopefully it’s the latter, because Cardona’s other half, Chelsea Green, is clearly gone from Impact after this episode and probably back to the WWE. The main event was a barnstormer this week, with Shaw and Grace delivering a fantastic pay-per-view worthy match… on TV!


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