Kyle's Wheely Good Impact Review 6th October 2022

Kyle's Wheely Good Impact Review 6th October 2022

What’s up everybody! I know it’s been quite a long time since I’ve done one of these, but you will be glad to know that my reviews are back and my wheels will continue to roll.

With all the formalities out the way let’s get rolling on with this review shall we?

As this week’s episode of impact is the go-home show for Bound For Glory on Friday, it will be interesting to see what they add to advance some of the storylines, it still baffles me to be honest that they have a pay-per-view on Friday when most wrestling companies seem to have them on the Saturday/Sunday, but I digress.

Before the show starts, we have a graphic dedicating this week’s episode in memory of Antonio Inoki.

We get a quick recap of what happened in the previous week of impact before the normal title sequence.

Frankie Kazarian Vs. Kenny King

Lockup to start things off here and Kenny gets Kazarian in the corner and the ref breacks the hold.

Time for some slandered technical wrestling where Kazarian gets Kenny in a headlock, Kenny bounces him off the ropes and Kazarian takes him down the second time. Kazarian tried for the chicken wing but Kenny manages to fight his way out.

Kenny with an arm wringer but Kazarian reverses it into his own version, Kenny reverses it but Kazarian gets a hip toss.

Kenny then attempts a fireman’s carry but Kazarian manages to wriggle his way out and hits Kenny with a clothesline.

Kazarian gets Kenny in the corner. Takes him near the ropes and tries to leg drop on to Kenny’s head but Kenny reverses it.

A very nice Crossbody by Kenny to the outside. Kenny brings Kazarian in and hits a scoop slam for a two count. Kenny hits a couple of kicks for another count of two. Kenny targets Kazarian’s ribs. Kazarian tries to fight out of it. Kenny rushes towards Kazarian in the corner but Kazarian gets a rollup for two. Backslide from Kazarian for another two. Kazarian hits a belly to belly to a running Kenny onto the bottom turnbuckle.

Punches were exchanged, followed by a kick by Kenny. Kazarian reverses with a spinning neckbreaker for two. Kazarian hits Kenny with a powerslam and a springboard leg drop for another two. Kazarian tries to go for the chicken wing for a second time but Kenny charges into the corner with Kazarian going face first into the turnbuckle. Kenny hits a T-bone Suplex for another two count (seriously how many false finishes are we going to have in this match?!). Kenny hits a snapdragon suplex followed by a Tiger Driver for a close two once again.

Kenny has Kazarian on his shoulders but Kazarian reverses with a chicken wing. Kenny taps out.

Winner: Frankie Kazarian

My thoughts: a Good match to start off the show and build Kazarian before his X-Division Title match against Mike Bailey. Kazarian has been doing some great work of late in IMPACT since his arrival, and it has been a great talent loan from AEW. I’d like to see more talent have the abilty to do this as there are a lot of wrestlers with little or no TV time in AEW.

A video package is played showing the history of the X-Division.

A promo package on Eddie Edwards. Eddie Edwards says people think him pinning Josh is an accident. People must have forgotten who he is. He is a multiple time X-Division and Tag Team Champion. He beat guys like Lashley and The Dudleys. He’s won the NOAH GHC Championship. He will win the World Championship at Bound For Glory.

A promo package aired on Mike Bailey. He said he faced all competitors. That takes him to AEW’s Kazarian. He says he’s a legend and a 4-time champion. He says Kaz’s legacy will be in the past at Bound For Glory.

Mia Yim Vs. Gisele Shaw

Mia Yim takes down Gisele with a bunch of arm drags. Mia takes Gisele in the corner but Gisele reverses. Mia Yim hits a hurrancanrana and Gisele retreats to the outside. Gisele returns to the ring and Mia Yim goes for consecutive rollups for two. Mia Yim with a guillotine but Gisele powers out of it and gets Mia Yim in the corner. Gisele gets Mia to the outside and Gisele hits a spinning crossbody.

Gisele hits a bunch of punches. Mia tries to fight out of it but Gisele hits a spinning vertical suplex for two. Mia hits a number of hard chops and takes her in the corner but Shaw reverses followed by a draping DDT for two. Mia Yim and Gisele exchange elbows against the ropes. Gisele hits a headbutt and they’re both down. Mia gets up and hits a couple of dropkicks and another gets Gisele in the corner. Mia with a cannonball in the corner for two. Mia hits her with a kick but Gisele pulls her in the ropes. Gisele hits a backbreaker flatliner combo for a two. Shaw went for the kick in the corner but Mia Yim ducks out of it and hits an Eat DaFeet for the win.

Mickie James enters the ring to face off with Mia after the match.

Winner: Mia Yim

My thoughts: this was a good competitive match between these two. Gisele Shaw has been a great signing for IMPACT and has been able to showcase more of a personality.

We see a package for the Call Your Shot Gauntlet. We hear comments from Heath, Gisele, Bhupinder, Swinger, Vincent and Sami Callihan. The rules of the match are explained.

We get a video package on Killer Kelly. She says if people are upset with what she did at Victory Road, she hasn’t even started yet. She’s not particularly done with Tasha but there’s so much left to do. She will be in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet. Tasha attacks her during the promo. Kelly fights out of it but Savannah attacks her from behind. Tasha says she will be in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet too.

Brian Myers is backstage and sees Raj Singh and Shera and asks who will challenge him for the title. The man in the yellow hood shows up shouting “I am violence” and he is taken out by security. Myers says that man will definitely not be challenging him. He then sees Delirious who speaks gibberish. He sees a random woman and says she is Black Taurus’ woman and he says he will still be the champion after Bound For Glory.

Promo for Jordynne Grace vs Masha Slamovich at Bound For Glory.

Moose Vs. Steve Maclin w/ Sami Callihan As Special Referee

A flurry of punches exchanged between Moose and Maclin to start this one. Maclin takes him down and punches him on the ground. Maclin takes Moose in the corner. Sami tries to get him off but Maclin pushes him off. Moose returns with punches in the corner. Maclin reverses and gets Moose to the outside followed by a suicide dive. Maclin is bleeding on his forehead. Maclin with chops followed by a vertical suplex onto the floor. Sami sarcastically asks them if they’re okay. Moose gets Maclin in the ring and whips Maclin into the corner. Punches onto Maclin. Maclin reverses with punches and whips

Moose but Moose reverses. Moose digs his nails into Maclin’s wound and wipes his blood on Sami. Maclin with chops but Moose takes him down with a big boot. Moose hits Maclin against the bottom rope and digs into Maclin’s forehead wound again. Maclin fights out of it but he is thrown onto the top rope. Maclin reverses and they’re both down. They get up and they’re exchange punches. Maclin hits a forearm. Moose hung in the corner and Maclin hits the spear in the corner. Cover by Maclin but Sami is too slow on purpose. Maclin squares off against him. Moose hits him with headbutts, takes him up in the corner and hits a Sky High. Cover by Moose but Sami doesn’t count. Back and forth between Moose and Maclin followed by a Spear. Cover by Moose and Sami counts two before kicking Moose and hitting a Cactus Driver on him. He then hits one on Maclin as well before pulling Maclin over Moose and counting the three.

Winner: Steve Maclin

My thoughts: Not a bad match, considering Moose was involved (can you tell I don’t like him all that much?) I don’t know if there’s any intrigue in the story of the tension between Maclin and Moose and Sami driving a wedge between them, but the match should deliver at Bound For Glory.

A backstage segment between Shogun, Jack Price and Jason Hoch. There is only one spot left and they all want it. It goes to a rock-paper-scissors and Jason Hoch wins it. He goes to Scott’s office but Joe Hendry appears and asks if they know who just got the final spot in the Gauntlet. His music plays and people high five him and start dancing.

The Swingerellas W/ Johnny Swinger Vs Taya And Jessicka W/ Rosemary

Taya gets Swingerella No. 1 in the corner. Hangs her on the second rope and hits a sliding german suplex. Jessicka hits the Sickishi Driver for the win.

Winner: Tanya And Jessicka

My thoughts: Simple and straightforward squash match to put over Taya and Jessicka before Bound For Glory, which is all it needed to be. On paper though, it’s one of the less exciting matches at Bound For Glory as compared to some of the other matches, but I hope they spring a surprise tomorrow night.

Gia Miller asks Deonna and Chelsea if Taya and Jessicka will be a threat at Bound For Glory. Chelsea asks is the walking mic stick in talking. Deonna says they leave every person fighting against each other which is why they’re called bullies. Chelsea says they will leave every single person VXT.

Matt Taven W/ Mike Bennett Vs. Alex Shelley W/ Chris Sabin

Taven pushes off Shelley and Shelley hits a slap. Taven takes him in the corner but Shelley with the punches. Taven takes some time on the outside. Shelley gets on him immediately after Taven gets in and gets a headlock. Whips him into the ropes and takes him down. Kick against Taven’s back. Taven fights out of it and takes Shelley down with a dropkick. Shelley snaps against Taven’s left arm. Shelley is taken down by Bennett against the ropes and the referee doesn’t see it. Matt Taven runs the ropes but is taken down by Sabin. Action goes to the outside and Shelley hits a penalty kick against the back of Taven. Back in the ring and Shelley takes down Taven with a shoulder block. Taven rakes Shelley’s eyes and hits a backbreaker for two.

 Matt Taven hits another backbreaker for two. Taven stretches Shelley, Shelley tries to get up but gets hit with a side Russian leg sweep followed by a moonsault which Shelley avoids. Shelley hits Taven with a knee followed by a kick against the back. Shelley goes after the left arm and takes him down with a bunch of clotheslines. Shelley takes Taven face first into the corner. Bennett tries to distract Shelley but Shelley kicks him off and hits the Sliced Bread on Matt Taven. Maria pulls out Taven before the three count.

Taven hits a springboard kick followed by a Aurora Borealis but Shelley gets his knees up. Shelley goes for the Shell Shocked but ref is distracted. Taven goes for the Climax but Shelley reverses with the Shell-shocked for the win.

Winner: Alex Shelley

My thoughts: A great match between Shelley and Taven. Not very familiar with Taven’s work but he’s a solid hand to have, even if not a World Title contender, and he showed that here tonight. Taven and Bennett are definitely a step up from The Good Brothers as the IMPACT World Tag Team Champions and I’m looking forward to their match at Bound For Glory.

Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt promote NJPW on AXS TV and run down the matches for Bound For Glory.

We see an interview of Josh Alexander with Tom Hannifan for Outside The Ropes. He says we will see who is the face of the company and who is the World Champion. After the interview is done, Eddie comes out and challenges him. Backstage staff comes out and takes away Josh. Eddie asks Alisha who’s side she’s on. Alisha says this has gone too far. Either this ends or they do.

Scott D’Amore comes out for the contract signing. He said this year the stakes have never been higher for the Knockouts World Championship, because we have a dominant champion vs. an undefeated buzzsaw. He brings out Masha Slamovich and Jordynne Grace. Both make their entrances and sit across from each other.

Scott says they picked each other’s poisons but they’ve come out from the other side, bruised but ready for another fight. They will fight for something that means a lot to them. For Jordynne, her Championship and for Masha, her undefeated streak. He hands over the mic to Masha. Masha says nothing and signs the contract. He then hands the contract to Jordynne. Jordynne said she has s She truly respects Masha. She came into IMPACT and made her goal very clear. She went through everyone and got to the top. She said Masha is just like she was in her place. She may be undefeated, but Jordynne is a 2-time Knockouts Champion, the former Knockouts Tag Team Champion and the first Digital Media Champion. That made her the first Triple Crown Knockout in IMPACT history. She said at Bound For Glory, she is going to be the one to teach Masha a lesson. Just as Scott is about to end the segment, Masha stops him and says a phrase in Russian (I think). Jordynne asks what that means. Masha says “Masha is gonna kill you” and flips the table on Jordynne. Jordynne fights back and puts Masha in the top turnbuckle for a Muscle Buster but Masha fights out and hits a Snow Plow through the table. Masha celebrates with the Knockouts World Championship to end the show.

This was a great show to come back to after a long time away it will be interesting to see what happens at the PPV I’m really looking forward to it. They really did a good job of building some intrigue in the go home show, so Bound For Glory should be the spectacle it us meant to be.

Thanks for reading, and I'll back with a full review of Bound For Glory!