Impact Wrestling 6/9/2022


Decay (Black Taurus & Crazzy Steve) defeated Johnny Swinger & Zicky Dice on the BTI pre-show

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The opening video focused on Moose and and his renewed rivalry with a focused and enraged Sami Callihan.


Rosemary defeated Tenille Dashwood (w/Madison Rayne)

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Rosemary picked up Dashwood over her shoulders but Rayne was quick to jump up on the apron. After Dashwood escaped, Rosemary reversed a toss into the ropes sending the tag team champions into one another, knocking Rayne off of the apron. Rosemary then rolled up Dashwood, bridged up and scored the pin on Dashwood.

After the match, the Influence began to lay the beatdown on Rosemary before she was saved by a familiar face in Taya Valkyrie. Valkyrie cleared the ring and it became a stare down between the former best friends.

It was a great win for Rosemary and an even better post-match leaving us to wonder what will take place down the line between Rosemary and Valkyrie.


We saw a promo featuring The Good Brothers in Sandy Fork, Delaware at the chicken farm of The Briscoes. The segment was very entertaining with Gallows and Anderson running down the farm until Papa Briscoe showed up. Papa stood his ground and stated that he hoped The Good Brothers had packed a lunch before we saw a truck coming in from the background with Mark Briscoe riding in the back with a weapon. Some good back and forth farm action between both teams before Gallows and Anderson were run off as Mark found some more weapons.


Backstage we saw Gia Miller with Heath. Miller asked Heath about Rhino and Heath stated that Rhino is scheduled for surgery and it could be months before he's back. Heath then stated that he's going after Honor No More before Slammiversary on his own.


Steve Maclin defeated PCO

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Maclin nailed PCO with a DDT onto a chair to score the victory over a very bloody PCO.

Before Maclin could celebrate any sort of victory however, a down and out PCO grabbed his leg and proved he wasn't human.



-Flashback Moment of the Week featured Samoa Joe retaining the TNA Heavyweight Championship at Slammiversary VI.


-Backstage, Deonna Purrazzo was being called out by Tasha Steelz and Savannah Evans. Steelz and Evans stated that Purrazzo needed their help as Purrazzo stated that she didn't need it while telling Steelz that she had something that belonged to her. As Steelz and Evans walked away, Chelsea Green came to the side of Purrazzo.


Joe Doering (w/Deaner & Eric Young)

defeated Josh Alexander by disqualification

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Alexander went after Deaner and took him out. Young attempted to head into the ring but was caught sneaking up on Alexander and decided to retreat instead. As the ring announcer announced the official outcome of the match, it was Alexander standing strong in the middle of the ring as VBD retreated up the rampway.


Backstage, Gia Miller was with Moose. Moose stated that he wasn't afraid of Sami Callihan as the lights started flickering. Moose stated he was going to find Callihan and put an end to this.


Highlights were shown of Ace Austin officially joining the Bullet Club on the final night of New Japan Pro-Wrestling's Best of the Super Jr. 29.


-Backstage, Moose was on the hunt for Sami Callihan. Callihan was ready for him but missed an attack with his bat. A brawl ensued between the two men but as Moose was able to bloody Callihan up, Sami escaped and Moose found himself locked in a room.


-A promo aired with an injured Matt Cardona passing on the Digital Media title to Brian Myers. Myers challenged Rich Swann to a match at Slammiversary to determine the real champion.


-The commentators announced that

we'll see Trey Miguel vs. Mike Bailey, Tasha Steelz & Savannah Evans vs. Jordynne Grace & Mia Yim and The Briscoes vs. Jay White & Chris Bey of the Bullet Club next week on Impact.



Honor No More (Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) defeated Frankie Kazarian & Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match

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Sabin nailed Edwards with a tornado ddt but Taven managed to break up the pin attempt. Both teams began hitting their finishers but when Sabin setup Edwards for the Cradle Shock, Bennett nailed him with a low blow. Edwards capitalized with the Die Hard Driver for the victory while gaining huge momentum just ten days away from Slammiversary.

HNM decided that instead of celebrating, a further beatdown was needed but before they could do too much damage, Heath hit the ring with a chair and cleaned house before attempting to break Edwards neck. The remaining members of HNM hit the ring and the numbers game was simply too much as they locked Heath's ankle in a chair before shattering it. HNM decided now was their time to officially celebrate their win as the show went off the air.

I definitely enjoyed tonight's show as Impact is doing what they need to keep momentum going into Slammiversary just ten days away. As a fan, they've got me intrigued and next week's go home edition should be interesting.


Overall: Thumbs In The Middle Pointing Up


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By: #GeraldRoberts