Welcome to this week’s review of Impact Wrestling, which this week opens with a Before the Impact match that saw Black Taurus defeat Andrew Everett. Plus we get the fall-out from this year’s Slammiversary pay-per-view. Let’s get into the review…

‘impact wrestling’ review (june 23rd 2022)

Match #1: Mia Yim def. Chelsea Green

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Chelsea Green seeks revenge on Mia Yim after she sent both her and Deonna Purrazzo soaring off the top of a ladder through two tables during the first-ever Queen of the Mountain match at Slammiversary! Purrazzo joins Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt on commentary. Yim targets Green’s left arm, which was damaged at Slammiversary. Yim hits a snap suplex on the floor. Yim attempts a springboard but Green cuts her off with a mid-air dropkick, then slams her head-first into the announce table. Green avoids Eat Defeat, then hits a curb stomp for two. Moments later, Yim almost puts her away with a thunderous sitdown powerbomb. Yim is perched on the top rope when Purrazzo leaves commentary and pushes her off. Mickie James neutralizes Purrazzo at ringside, allowing Yim to capitalize with Eat Defat to score the victory!

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #2: Bhupinder Gujjar & Shark Boy def. Johnny Swinger & Zicky Dice

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After Shark Boy pinned Johnny Swinger to win the Reverse Battle Royal on Countdown to Slammiversary, Swinger looks to even the score in tag team action! Gujjar puts his speed and athleticism on display as he hits Dice with an impressive Spinebuster. Shark Boy rams his fin into Swinger, causing him to exit the ring in retreat. Swinger provides a distraction in the corner, allowing Dice to take control with a clothesline to Shark Boy. Gujjar hits a Samoan Drop on Dice to turn the tide. Shark Boy takes out Swinger with the Chummer as Gujjar puts Dice away with the corner spear for three!

My Score: 2 out of 5

Match #3: IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander def. Deaner

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Alexander immediately goes on the attack as he pummels Deaner in the corner. Alexander hits a backbreaker for two. Alexander connects with a running crossbody to the back. Deaner retreats to the outside where he delivers a thumb to the eye, then sends Alexander face-first into the steel ring post. Deaner chokes him on the ropes as he attempts slow the pace down. Alexander counters the Deaner DDT into a series of German suplexes. Alexander locks in the Ankle Lock but Deaner grabs the rope, forcing him to break the hold. Alexander counters the Deaner DDT once again, this time into another Ankle Lock to win by submission!

My Score: 3 out of 5

Match #4: Sami Callihan def. Jack Price

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Just days after exacting his revenge on Moose in Monster’s Ball, Sami Callihan returns to IMPACT! in-ring competition as he battles Gut Check winner Jack Price! Callihan hits a running clothesline, followed by Cactus Driver 97 to score the quick victory!

My Score: 1 out of 5

Match #5: Honor No More (Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) def. The Briscoes (Jay & Mark Briscoe) & James Storm

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We get a preview of things to come at Against All Odds in tonight’s star-studded main event! The Briscoes are on fire as they overwhelm Bennett with a flurry of fast-paced offense. Bennett sends Jay into the corner, then makes the tag to Edwards. Storm quickens the pace as he brings the fight as he sends all three members of Honor No More to the floor. The Briscoes soar with an aerial assault to the outside. Bennett sends Storm into the steel ring post, shifting the momentum in Honor No More’s favor. Taven connects with a springboard Moonsault for a two count on Storm. Honor No More cut off the ring as they attempt to wear Storm down. Storm makes the tag but the referee doesn’t see it thanks to a distraction from Taven and Bennett. Storm avoids a charging Edwards, then hits him with a backstabber to create separation. Storm successfully tags in Mark who takes Edwards off the apron with a running dropkick. The Briscoes have Bennett beat with a double team neckbreaker but Taven breaks the pin. Taven and Bennett hit the Broton Pack on Mark to score the victory!

My Score: 3 out of 5

Final Verdict: 2.5/5

This was a hard watch. Only five matches and so many promos and backstage segments that retread over every match and every feud from Slammiversary made this a slog. I get it, not everyone buys PPVs, some people only watch the weekly product but surely, surely, there’s got to be a better way of recapping a huge pay-per-view? The matches themselves were, for the most part, pretty solid, with three out of the five matches delivering. Though poor Sami Callihan… has a banger of a match a Slammiversary, one that could’ve been the end of the Sami/Moose feud in definitive style, only for him to get out in a squash match and Moose to come out and reignite the duos feuding… And that match stipulation for their next meet-up? I don’t see how they’ll top their Slammiversary match TBH; it all feels downhill from here.


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