On Thursday, November 17th, 2022, IMPACT Wrestling aired another episode of IMPACT Wrestling on AXS TV in the United States & Fight Network in Canada, and FITE TV internationally this is the go-home episode before Overdrive tonight we got 6 matches.
We got our final Semi Final Match of the X Division Title Tournament as Black Taurus goes 1 on 1 with PJ Black. We also got Steve Maclin & Tommy Dreamer to face off in an Old School Rules Match One half of the Knockouts Tag Team Champions, Taya Valkyrie goes 1 on 1 with Tasha Steelz, the main event is a Double Jeopardy Match between Sami Callihan & Eric Young.
After The IMPACT for 11/17/22
Semi-Final Match Of The X Division Title Tournament
Black Taurus vs. PJ Black
The match starts with Black Taurus & PJ Black locking up before Taurus ran the ropes and hit a shoulder tackle on Black. Black & Taurus evaded each other’s offense before they began exchanging lateral presses. They exchanged arm drags before Black hit a monkey flip on Taurus.
Taurus got up and placed Black on the top turnbuckle before slapping him to the outside. Taurus slid to the outside, but Black got back in the ring and hit springboard move on Taurus to the outside. Black ran down the ramp and hit a front senton on Taurus. Crazzy Steve ordered Taurus to destroy Black but Black greeted Taurus by stomping him.
Black went for an Asai Moonsault, but Taurus hit a back elbow, a spinning heel kick to the abdomen, and a power slam on Black for a near fall. Taurus hit a reverse sling blade and a normal sling blade for a near fall before getting Black back up and hitting a pop up Samoan Drop on Black for a 2 count.
Taurus went for another pop up move, but Black reversed it mid air with a Meteora before hitting a top rope double stomp on Taurus. Taurus got to the top rope, but Black met him on top and hit an Avalanche Spanish Fly then goes for the cover but only got a 2 count.
Taurus & Black exchanged chops and kicks before Black hit a leaping spinning heel kick on Taurus but Taurus responded with a headbutt on Black before drilling him to the mat with Destination Hellhole to get the win.
Winner: Black Taurus (He will face Trey Miguel in the Finals at Overdrive)
IMPACT President Scott D’Amore hosted a contract signing to make the match between Frankie Kazarian & IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander for the IMPACT World Title at Overdrive with their wives Traci Brooks & Jade Chung. Kazarian said that the way Alexander carried himself as an IMPACT World Champion, a man, and a husband made him respect him but warned him that he was sorry that it was him and that he would dethrone Kazarian for the IMPACT Title. After Chung got involved, Alexander & Kazarian started arguing before Kazarian said that he would save it for Overdrive.
Kazarian confronted Alexander to apologize for his words but was confronted by Bully Ray. Ray told Alexander that he would cash in his Call Your Shot Trophy for the IMPACT World Title. Kazarian told Ray he did not trust him and reminded Alexander about it, but Alexander told him that he did not care and that he would still face him for the IMPACT World Title if needed.
After The IMPACT for 11/17/22
Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match
Bullet Club vs. Aussie Open vs. Motor City Machine Guns vs. Raj Singh & Shera
Kyle Fletcher & Ace Austin locked up before they started exchanging arm breakers. Austin hit a headlock takedown on Fletcher before hitting an arm drag takedown on Fletcher. Austin hit a leaping kick before Chris Bey leaped over Austin’s back into Fletcher in the corner before connecting a double stomp on Fletcher.
Bullet Club did a double drop toe hold on Fletcher before hitting stereo dermis destroyers on Fletcher. Raj Singh tags in for Fletcher before hitting flapjack on Austin onto the top turnbuckle. Shera & Singh hit a drop toe hold/elbow drop on Austin for a near fall. Singh hit a flatliner on Austin for a 2 count before connecting a suplex on Austin for a near fall before the commercial break.
We are back from the break Shera hit a spear on Austin in the corner. Austin tagged in Chris Sabin who hits a dropkick on Shera, series of punches on Singh, and a vicious lariat on Singh. Sabin then hit a cutter on Austin before Motor City Machine Guns hits an assisted flatliner on Bey before hitting the Bullet Point on Singh.
Shera got back in the ring and hit a double lariat on Motor City Machine Guns but Aussie Open hit double superkicks on Shera. Austin tagged in and hit a crossbody on Mark Davis before tossing Fletcher to the outside. Davis hits a one-hand powerbomb, a pimp slap on Austin.
Aussie Open hit a Fireman’s carry into a roundhouse kick on Bey before Aussie Open hit a spinning body lift into a diving cutter on Bey for a near fall. Aussie Open attacks Austin and went for Corealis, but Bey hit a hurricanrana on Davis.
Bullet Club sent them to the outside before Bey hit a tope con giro onto the pile. Back in the ring, Bey hit the Art of Finesse on Fletcher before Austin connects with The Fold to score the win.
Winners: Bullet Club
Backstage we see 2/3 of Death Dollz Rosemary & Knockouts Tag Team Champion Taya Valkyrie were wondering where Jessicka was. Valkyrie said that she would take Jessicka’s place in the match against Tasha Steelz after the break.
After The IMPACT for 11/17/22
Knockouts Tag Team Champion Taya Valkyrie vs. Tasha Steelz
The match begins with Taya Valkyrie stomping down Tasha Steelz to begin the match. Valkyrie tossed Steelz into the corner before a thrust kick to the abdomen, a big boot, and a clothesline on Steelz for a near fall.
Valkyrie hit two back elbows, a corner lariat, and a running Meteora on Steelz then goes for the hook of the leg but only gets a 2 count. Valkyrie went for a corner spear but Steelz evaded and hit a codebreaker on Valkyrie for a near fall.
Steelz went for a Crucifix Bomb but Valkyrie got her up. Valkyrie went for Road To Valhalla but instead turned it into a Victory Roll to get the win.
Winner: Taya Valkyrie
After the match, Savannah Evans & Steelz attacks Valkyrie & Rosemary from behind before a drunk Jessicka came in to make the save for the Death Dollz. Jessicka hugs Rosemary & Valkyrie after making the save.
Backstage IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander confronted Tommy Dreamer ahead of his match against Steve Maclin. Dreamer said that Bully Ray came in to change his legacy and that he was a changed man. Dreamer said that he trusted Ray and that Alexander can trust him too.
There was a pre-recorded promo of an injured Trey Miguel, saying that he had his target on regaining the X Division Title.
After The IMPACT for 11/17/22
Old School Rules Match
Steve Maclin vs. Tommy Dreamer
The match starts off with a lock-up before Steve Maclin hit a body slam on Tommy Dreamer. Dreamer got up and hit elbows strikes on Maclin’s arm before hitting a hip toss on Maclin. Dreamer clotheslined himself and Maclin to the outside before Dreamer got 2 frying pans and hit Maclin in the head with them.
Dreamer unskinned the ringside floor before slamming a fan’s beer on Maclin’s forehead Maclin slams Dreamer onto the ring post before hitting an elbow drop off the apron on Dreamer. Maclin & Dreamer got back in the ring before Maclin got a chinlock on Dreamer. Dreamer hit two elbow strikes on Maclin but Maclin hit a back elbow on Dreamer.
Maclin threw four chairs, a tool, and a kendo stick to the ring. Maclin got back in the ring, but Dreamer caught him with a knee strike and southpaw strikes and sat Maclin on a chair before hitting a running crossbody on Maclin onto the chair for a near fall.
Dreamer went for an elbow drop on Maclin onto a chair, but Maclin evade and hit Dreamer 3 times with a kendo stick. Dreamer hit a kendo stick-assisted leg sweep, then 3 kendo stick strikes on Maclin. Maclin hits an Angle Slam on Dreamer for a near fall before Dreamer locked in a kendo-assisted sleeper on Maclin.
Dreamer tossed a trash can onto Maclin’s head before Dreamer threw food and water on Maclin’s head. Dreamer hit a cutter on Maclin for a near fall. Maclin placed a trash can on the corner before setting up a table on the ring corner. Maclin slammed Dreamer onto the trash can before hitting a DDT onto a stack of chairs to get the victory.
Winner: Steve Maclin
After the match, Maclin was attacked by Bully Ray before Moose attacked Ray. Josh Alexander came into the aid of Bully Ray and hit a series of German suplexes on Maclin and Moose. Ray & Alexander hit a double chokeslam on Maclin onto a table before the two exchanged Alexander’s IMPACT World Title & Bully Ray’s Call Your Shot Gauntlet Trophy.
Gia Miller is with Masha Slamovich for a sit-down interview with Masha Slamovich backstage. Slamovich spoke in Russian during the interview, saying that she almost beat everyone on the roster and ran her down for asking her about her one loss. Slamovich told Miller that she was not a fighter and said that she expects Death from her Knockouts Title Last Knockout Standing match against Jordynne Grace at Overdrive.
Laredo Kid vs. Rich Swann
The match kicks off with Rich Swann hit a spinning kick on Laredo Kid. Laredo Kid hit a hurricanrana off the middle rope, a neckbreaker, and a triangle crossbody on Swann to the outside.
Back in the ring, Laredo Kid hit a forearm strike, falcon arrow, and two corkscrew splashed on Swann for a near fall. Laredo Kid went for a top rope moonsault, but Swann lifted his boot to block the move.
Swann hit a neckbreaker and a kickback on Laredo Kid for a near fall. Laredo Kid hit a German suplex, thrust kick, and a frog splash on Swann that only gets a 2 count.
Laredo Kid hit a vicious slap on Swann before placing Swann on the top rope. Swann pushed Laredo Kid off the top rope and hit a spinning heel kick and a Lethal Injection on Laredo Kid for a near fall. Swann got to the top rope and hit a 450 Splash on Laredo Kid to get the win.
Winner: Rich Swann
Taylor Wilde & Mickie James were backstage talking about their anticipation for their match at Overdrive. Wilde explained to James that she wanted to help out James before confessing that if there was anyone to end James’ career it would be her. James was rightfully bamboozled by Wilde’s wild statement.
There was a video package hyping up the IMPACT World Title Match at Overdrive.
After The IMPACT for 11/17/22
Double Jeopardy Match
Sami Callihan vs. Eric Young
Violent By Design attacks Sami Callihan ahead as he was making his entrance with Callihan busted open following Deaner’s headbutts. The match officially began with Callihan getting back up and hitting a double leg takedown on Eric Young. Young hits a Death Valley Driver on Callihan before he rolled out of the ring.
On the ringside area Young gauged Callihan in the open wound. Callihan hit Young with a water bottle before hitting a chop on Young but Young responded by decking Callihan with a punch. Young went for a suplex on Callihan on the outside but Callihan reversed it into a suplex of his own on Young on the outside. Callihan got a picture of the Death Dollz before ramming the picture on Young’s mouth and biting piece off the picture.
Young got up and hit a back suplex on Callihan onto the apron before laying in the elbow strikes on Callihan on the apron. Young got on the apron and laid in his boot on Callihan’s head. Young booted Callihan in the head, but Callihan asked for more. Callihan & Young racked each other’s eyes before Callihan bit Young in the forehead before hitting a Death Valley Driver on Young onto the apron, busting Young open before the commercial break.
After the break, Callihan bit Young’s head Callihan squeezed Young head onto the ring post before Young punched Callihan in the head to break the hold. Callihan rammed Young’s shoulder onto the ring post. Young went for a piledriver on Callihan on the outside, but Callihan countered it with a back drop on Young onto the ringside floor.
Callihan tossed a trash can onto the ring before he and Young got in the ring. Young hits Callihan with a trash can lid on his head and leg before locking in a knee bar on Callihan but Callihan reversed it with a Figure 4 on Young.
Young broke the hold by booting Callihan in the head. Callihan & Young got back up before exchanging chops before starting to exchange headbutts before they collapsed onto the mat. Young ran the ropes before hitting Piledriver on Callihan but Callihan kicked out at 2.
Young went for another piledriver, but Callihan pinched Eric’s Young’s before hitting a piledriver on Young then goes for the cover but Young kicks out. Callihan fires away with a trash can lid before hitting a 2nd piledriver to put Young away.
Winner: Sami Callihan
After the match, Callihan walked out of the ring as Deaner, Alan Angels & Big Kon confronted Young in the ring. They stared down at the prone & bloody Young on the mat to close out this week’s IMPACT.
IMPACT World Title Match
Josh Alexander (c) vs. Frankie Kazarian (This is Kazarian’s Option C Cash In)
Finals Of The X Division Title Tournament
Black Taurus vs. Trey Miguel
IMPACT World Tag Team Title Match
Heath & Rhino (c) vs. Major Players
Knockouts Tag Team Title Match
Death Dollz (c) vs. Tasha Steelz & Savannah Evans
2022 Call Your Shot Gauntlet Winner Bully Ray vs. Moose
Mickie James vs. Taylor Wilde
Knockouts Title Last Knockout Standing Match
Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Masha Slamovich
IMPACT World Tag Team Title #1 Contenders Match
Motor City Machine Guns vs. Bullet Club (Pre-Show)
Fatal 6-Way Match
Kenny King vs. Yuya Uemura vs. Rich Swann vs. Mike Bailey vs. Jason Hotch vs. Bhupinder Gujjar (Pre-Show)
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