This is the go-home episode of After the IMPACT for 09/22/22 before Victory Road on IMPACT Plus & FITE TV; on Friday, we got a Digital Media Title Ladder Match; we find out who will challenge The OGK for the Impact World Tag Team Titles at Bound For Glory on Oct 7th also Heath issues an open challenge street fight to any member of Honor No More & so much more on this weeks episode of Impact.
Kicking off this week’s IMPACT with a recap of last week’s IMPACT.
After the IMPACT for 09/22/22
Digital Media Title Ladder Match
Brain Myers (c) vs. Bhupinder Gujjar
Bhupinder Gujjar threw punches on Brain Myers before tossing him face first to the top turnbuckle to begin the match. Gujjar hit a body slam & a knee drop on Myers before connecting a spinning kick, a pump kick, a ripcord knee strike, and a Samoan drop. Gujjar went for a middle rope spear on Myers, but Myers caught him with a knee strike.
Myers tried to get in the ring with a ladder, but Gujjar caught him with a sliding dropkick on the ladder into Myers’ chest. Myers hit a back suplex on Gujjar onto the apron.
Back in the ring, Myers started to climb the ladder, but Gujjar tossed Myers off the ladder into a cutter on Myers. Gujjar hits the Gargoyle Spear on Myers onto the ladder. Gujjar climbed the ladder to retrieve the Digital Media Title, but Myers slammed the ladder onto the top rope, with Gujjar landing neck first on the top rope.
Myers dumped the ladder on Gujjar’s face, with Gujjar bleeding heavily from the nose. Myers hit an Irish Whip on Gujjar onto the ladder, and the ladder fell down on Gujjar’s back while Myers taunted the crowd.
Myers hit a running lariat on Gujar before going to the outside of the ring and bringing in another ladder. Myers set up the 2nd ladder and tried to climb, but Gujjar got the other ladder and set it up.
They tried their respective ladders before they exchanged strikes on the top of the ladders. Gujjar dropped Myers and tried to climb up, but Myers attacked him from behind before hitting a back suplex on Gujjar off the ladder onto the mat.
Myers goes back out of the ring again; he gets a 3rd ladder and leaned it into the stairs. Gujjar & Myers exchanged strikes on ringside before Gujjar got Myers in a fireman’s carry, but Myers got off the carry and hit a superkick before he hit a powerbomb on Gujjar onto the ladder that was leaned on the stairs.
Back in the ring Myers climbed to the ladder and tried to retrieve the Digital Media Title but Gujjar pulled him off the ladder before hitting him with a superkick, sending Myers to the outside of the ring.
Gujjar climbed the ladder again, but Myers caught him with a low blow before taping Guujjar’s leg onto the ladder. with red duck tape. With Gujjar having nowhere to go, this allowed Myers to climb the ladder and retrieve the Digital Media Title for the win.
Winner & Still Digital Media Champion: Brain Myers (STILL CHAMPION!!!)
We go backstage where the IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander, Rich Swann & Heath were talking about their match against Honor No More at Victory Road. Heath apologized to Alexander & Swann for costing them the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles last week.
Heath revealed that he will face any member of Honor No More in a Street Fight Open Challenge. Swann & Alexander offered their services for the match, but Heath told them that he need to do it on his own.
After the IMPACT for 09/22/22
Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Zicky Dice
The match begins with Zicky Dice went for a kick on Jordynne Grace, but Grace caught him with 3 spinning back fists than a German suplex and ripping Dice’s shirt off before tossing it to the crowd. Grace drills Dice to the match with the Grace Driver for the victory.
Winner: Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace
After the match, Father James Mitchell cut a promo on behalf of his protégé Max The Impaler ahead of their debut match against Grace. Mitchell said that Grace would face the wrath of the Non-Binary Nightmare at Victory Road.
Fatal 5-Way Match
Black Taurus vs. Trey Miguel vs. Alex Zayne vs. Mia Yim vs. Laredo Kid
The match starts off with Black Taurus, Trey Miguel, Alex Zayne & Laredo Kid exchanged strikes while Mia Yim stood on the side. Yim hit a double arm drag on Zayne & Miguel, but Zayne & Miguel answered with a low knee dropkick and a shotgun dropkick to the head combo on Yim.
Miguel & Zayne exchanged holds and lateral presses before Zayne hits a shoulder tackle on Miguel, but Miguel popped up after the move. Miguel sent Zayne to the corner and attempted a move, but instead, he lionsaulted to the mat before Zayne went for a rolling elbow strike.
But the two evaded each other’s offense before Yim hit a middle rope shotgun dropkick on Zayne & Miguel. Yim hit the kicks and strikes on Black Taurus but Taurus caught her with a vicious headbutt to knock her out.
Laredo Kid hit a hurricanrana on Taurus from the top rope before hitting the Tijeras on Taurus. Taurus hits a corner lariat, a elbow strike, an enziguri kick, and went for a leaping knee strike on Laredo Kid, but Laredo evade and hit the top rope Tijeras on Taurus to the outside.
Miguel & Zayne hit stereo Topes Con Giro on Laredo Kid & Black Taurus, but Yim hits a cannonball into everyone before the commercial break.
After the break, Zayne & Laredo Kid double-teamed Miguel before Miguel hit an arm drag on Laredo Kid. Miguel hit a drop toe hold on Laredo Kid onto Zayne’s nuts before he hit Zayne & Laredo Kid with an Inverted DDT/Flatliner combo for a near fall on Laredo Kid & Zayne.
Miguel hit a shotgun dropkick on Taurus, a running forearm strike on Yim, and place Laredo Kid on the top rope. Taurus tossed Zayne onto Miguel & Laredo Kid to the top rope, leading to Zayne hitting an Avalanche Double Frankensteiner on Miguel & Laredo Kid. Zayne hit Taurus with the Baja Blast for a near fall.
Zayne hit a superkick on Yim, but Miguel & Laredo Kid hit him with double superkicks. Laredo Kid then hit a Canadian Destroyer on Miguel, but Black Taurus hit a crucifix bomb on Laredo Kid, to which Miguel responded with a cartwheel enziguri kick on Taurus.
Yim hit a powerbomb on Zayne before hitting the Package Piledriver on Zayne, but Laredo Kid & Miguel broke the pin by hitting a double superkick on Yim to break the pin. Laredo Kid & Miguel exchanged strikes before Black Taurus hit a torture rack backbreaker on Miguel.
Laredo Kid hit a shotgun dropkick on Taurus & a neck breaker on Zayne. Laredo Kid went for a Corkscrew Moonsault on Zayne but Zayne evaded and attempted a corkscrew senton on Laredo Kid, but Laredo Kid lifted his knees to stop the landing. Black Taurus hit a vicious spear on Laredo Kid before hitting Destination Hellhole on Zayne to get the victory.
Winner: Black Taurus (Recommend)
There was a vignette showing Eric Young & Deaner recruiting members for Violent By Design. Young & Deaner attacked all of the recruits before stomping them down and gauging their faces. Deaner & Young were the only ones standing, possibly implying that there won’t be any more new recruits to the faction.
There was another music video vignette promoting Joe Hendry’s arrival to Impact Wrestling. The video consisted of a couple arguing before Hendry appeared and started playing his theme music.
Heath challenged a member of Honor No more to a Street Fight. PCO initially answered Heath’s challenge but Eddie Edwards and the rest of Honor No More came to the ramp to talk sense to PCO. Heath told PCO that he would rather be a rebel than be a coward. Edwards told PCO that he belonged to him & to Honor No More, to which Heath responded by calling PCO Edwards’ little lap dog. PCO stormed past Honor No More to answer the challenge.
After the IMPACT for 09/22/22
Heath vs. PCO
Heath flies over the top rope with a crossbody onto PCO to the outside to begin the match before chasing down Vincent. PCO hit a neckbreaker on Heath onto the ramp before hitting him with two leg drops on Heath. PCO went for a powerbomb, but Heath hit a back body drop on PCO onto the ramp.
PCO & Heath brawled across the crowd area, with Heath throwing a drink at PCO’s head. PCO hit Heath with a trash can on his back before slamming Heath into a garage door. PCO threw a bunch of chairs before launching a set of chairs on Heath. Heath & PCO made their way to the stage, where Heath hit PCO with a DDT onto the stage before tossing PCO onto a set of chairs on the crowd off the stage.
The rest of Honor No More made their way to the ring to surround Heath, but Rich Swann & Josh Alexander came from behind to save Heath. Heath got hit with a chair from behind by Vincent, but Heath responded by hitting Vincent with a Wake-Up Call while Heath spoke with Alexander & Swann; PCO stormed off the pile of chairs wrapped in even more chairs before tossing a bunch of chairs to the ring on Heath.
Back in the ring Heath & PCO exchanged strikes before PCO hit a chokeslam on Heath. PCO stacked a bunch of chairs on top of each other before putting on a glove filled with thumbtacks. PCO locked in a Mandible Claw on Heath before placing Heath onto the chairs. PCO went for the De Animator on Heath but landed straight into the chairs before Heath hit him with a Wake-Up Call onto the chairs to put PCO away.
IMPACT World Tag Team Titles #1 Contenders Match
Motor City Machine Guns vs. Aussie Open
Kyle Fletcher & Alex Shelley began the match locking up before Fletcher got Shelley in a wrist lock, but Shelley got Fletcher in a wrist lock of his own. Fletcher hit a shoulder tackle on Shelley before attempting a suplex, but Shelley reversed it with two ripcord chops and an arm breaker on Fletcher.
Motor City Machine Guns hit a knee drop/standing splash on Fletcher for a near fall. Chris Sabin evaded Fletcher’s offense before doing the cat taunt on Fletcher.
Mark Davis tagged in before hitting a headlock takedown on Sabin. Davis leaned Sabin in the corner, but Sabin hit a chop on Sabin. Davis caught Sabin off the crossbody, but Sabin hit Davis with elbow strikes & hit a top rope tijeras on Davis. Sabin went for a wrist lock, but Davis caught him with a chop.
Motor City Machine Guns hit a drop toe hold/bulldog faceslam on Davis before hitting a double shotgun dropkick on Fletcher. Shelley hit a diving knee strike on Fletcher off the apron on Fletcher while Sabin hit a cannonball off the apron onto Davis.
Back in the ring Davis hit a corner forearm strike on Shelley, Aussie Open evaded Motor City Machine Guns’ offense before they slammed their backs onto each other before the commercial break. Back from the break, Fletcher lifted Shelley in a suplex position. Fletcher & Davis took turns on holding Sabin before Fletcher slammed Shelley into the mat with the suplex for a near fall.
Davis tagged back in and hit a body slam on Shelley. Davis went for a senton, but Shelley evaded an tried to tag in Sabin, but Fletcher pulled him from the leg. Shelley tossed Fletcher with his leg onto the turnbuckle before tagging in Sabin.
Sabin hit a shotgun dropkick on Davis, a top rope Dropkick on Fletcher, a crossbody on Davis to the outside, another top rope dropkick on Fletcher, a running Pele kick on Davis from the apron and a top rope cross body on Fletcher for a near fall.
Shelley hit a corner lariat on Fletcher before Motor City Machine Guns hit a top rope dropkick/flatliner combo on Fletcher for a near fall. Sabin tried to hit an Irish whip on Fletcher, but Fletcher rolled over Sabin before hitting him with a Michinoku Driver before Davis got Sabin in a fireman’s carry.
He dropped him into a roundhouse kick from Fletcher. Aussie Open hit a spinning body lift into a diving cutter on Sabin for a near fall, thanks to Shelley. Fletcher hit a leaping kick on Shelley before the two laid in strikes on Sabin in the corner before hitting him with an Assisted Blackout for a near fall.
Aussie Open attempted the Corealis but Sabin counters into tornado DDT on Fletcher. Motor City Machine Guns hit an Atomic Drop into two running shotgun dropkicks on Fletcher into Dream Sequence. They then hit stereo Helluva kicks on Davis before hitting Skull & Bones on Davis for the win.
Winners & #1 Contenders To The IMPACT World Tag Team Titles: Motor City Machine Guns (Recommend)
We go backstage where Gia Miller is with Tasha Steelz & Savannah Evans but Steelz kicked Miller out of the backstage. Steelz tried to attack Killer Kelly from behind, but Kelly took the chair off Evans and sat in front of Steelz. Steelz told Kelly that she will play on at Victory Road.
Backstage, Gisele Shaw cuts a promo ahead of her match against Mickie James at Victory Road this Friday, with Shaw saying that she will be doing James a favor by beating her and forcing her to retire from wrestling.The president of IMPACT Wrestling, Scott D’Amore is in the ring for the Hold Harmless Contract Signing for the Triple Threat Barbed Wire Massacre Match at Victory Road; Sami Callihan no-showed on his entrance Moose said that Maclin’s experience in the match in Victory Road will not be anything compared to his involvement as a part of the Military.
Maclin said that Moose had not seen the things he had seen and done, saying that he is not afraid of him or a barbed wire match. Maclin said the Triple Threat Barbed Wire Massacre would be Mayhem to all.
Callihan made his way to the ring and asked to stop this bullcrap. To the delight of the crowd, Callihan said that Maclin & Moose caught him off guard, but he did not about their relationship because they made a grave mistake by messing with the master of muppets.
Callihan said that he would carve Moose & Maclin, to which Maclin responded by telling him to sign the contract. Callihan tried to sign the contract with a barb-wired pen, but Maclin slammed Callihan’s face to the contract table.
Maclin & Moose agreed in laying out Callihan ahead of their match, with Maclin attempting a corner spear on Callihan, but Moose caught him with a spear from out of nowhere. Callihan, bloody in the face, stood up and tossed Moose into the contract table before hitting him with a Cactus 97 Piledriver.
Callihan signed the contract to the match with his own blood, making the match official. Callihan stood tall at ringside to end this week’s IMPACT.
Victory Road Card (Sept 23rd)
Triple Threat Barbed Wire Massacre Match
Sami Callihan vs. Moose vs. Steve Maclin
Non Title Picked Your Poison Match
Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace vs. Max The Impaler (Masha Slamovich handpicked opponent for Grace)
X Division Title Match
Mike Bailey (c) vs. Delirious
X-Division Title #1 Contenders Triple Threat Revolver Match
Alex Zayne vs. Black Taurus vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Kenny King vs. Laredo Kid vs. Mia Yim vs. Trey Miguel vs. Yuya Uemura
6 Man Tag Team Match
Honor No More (IMPACT World Tag Team Champions The OGK & Eddie Edwards) vs. Impact World Champion Josh Alexander, Rich Swann & Heath
Career Threatening Match
Mickie James vs. Gisele Shaw
Killer Kelly vs. Tasha Steelz
Tag Team Match
Honor No More (Vincent & PCO) vs. Motor City Machine Guns
Bound For Glory Card So Far (Oct 7th)
IMPACT World Title Match
Josh Alexander (c) vs. Eddie Edwards
Knockouts Title Match
Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Masha Slamovich
X Division Title Match
Mike Bailey or Delirious (c) vs. Winner Of The Triple Threat Revolver Match
IMPACT World Tag Team Titles Match
The OGK (c) vs. Motor City Machine Guns
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