IMPACT Wrestling Report: Eddie Edwards vs. Heath, "The Last Rodeo" begins

Originally published at IMPACT Wrestling Report: Eddie Edwards vs. Heath, "The Last Rodeo" begins

IMPACT Wrestling

September 8th, 2022

By: John Siino

The Factory in Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX

Commentary: Tom Hannifan & Matthew Rehwoldt

Before the IMPACT: Crazzy Steve (w/ Black Taurus) def. Shane Taylor by pinfall at 8:17 after hitting a DDT off the second rope. Taylor made his IMPACT debut with this match.

Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. BULLET CLUB (Ace Austin & Chris Bey)

The NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Champions Aussie Open made their IMPACT debut here as Ace Austin and Kyle Fletcher started the match after Aussie Open attacked them before the bell rings. Mark Davis quickly tags in, as Fletcher attacks Chris Bey on the outside. Austin is able to fight off both Davis and Fletcher on the apron, as Bey dives over the top rope onto them. Aussie Open catches them off the ropes and smashes them onto each other before Davis mounts Austin. Fletcher comes in and stays in control of Austin with wrist control as the referee holds Bey back. Aussie Open keeps working on Austin while tagging in and out, but Austin eventually makes the hot tag to Bey. Bey hits Sliced Bread on Fletcher, as Austin dives onto Davis on the outside with the Fosbury Flop. Austin and Bey double-team Fletcher, but Davis breaks up the pin attempt after Bey hits a frog splash. Aussie Open starts double-teaming Bey and hits Coriolis on Bey and Davis gets the pin for the win.

Winners: Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) by pinfall at 7:07

Bound For Glory Line-Up (October 7th – Albany, NY)

  • IMPACT Knockouts World Championship: Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Masha Slamovich
  • IMPACT World Championship: Josh Alexander (c) vs. Eddie Edwards

Victory Road Line-Up (September 23rd – Nashville, TN)

  • Barbed Wire Massacre: Sami Callihan vs. Steve Maclin vs. Moose
  • Pick Your Poison: Jordynne Grace vs. Masha Slamovich’s handpicked opponent

The Only Side That Matters

Honor No More is backstage as Maria Kanellis-Bennett says last week the tide changed as The OGK became tag team champions and the message has been heard. Kenny King says it’s time for celebration but they can’t lose focus but the only thing that is missing is the X-Division Championship and he will handle that business. Eddie Edwards says there is zero doubt in this group and Vincent is out there cleansing PCO of any doubt he may have. Edwards says tonight he will take care of Heath and tonight is the perfect night to show Josh Alexander that this side is the right side and tonight Alexander will decide which side matters as Honor No More is the only side that matters.

Only Room for One Machine Gun

Gia Miller is with The Good Brothers and asks what’s next after they lost the tag team championship. Karl Anderson says they are man enough to admit when they lose and Doc Gallows says that just means they will be nine-time champs when they win them back. Anderson says they aren’t done with Honor No More, as the Motor City Machine Guns interrupt. Alex Shelley says they have two problems now as Chris Sabin asks how in all these years they have been in IMPACT together they have never wrestled two-on-two. Gallows says there is only room for one Machine Gun in IMPACT and that’s Anderson. Anderson says this match-up is box office and says it could be a Bound for Glory main event, but instead they will do the match next week on IMPACT Wrestling.

Mickie James vs. Raychell Rose

Mickie James’ statement from last week was that she is on a journey to reclaim the Knockouts World Championship, and it’s lose or go home as she takes on Raychell Rose, a local wrestler from here in Texas who has appeared on AEW Dark in the past. James starts the match working on Rose’s arm, but Rose comes back with a knee strike and takedown for a one -count. Rose stays in control attacking James on the ropes, kicking her in the back of the head for a two count. James is able to come back, hitting a neckbreaker, goes to the top rope, and hits a Thesz Press for a two count. James hits a bunch of chops, a kick, and the Mick-DT for the pinfall.

Winner: Mickie James by pinfall at 3:17

Big Boy Conversation

Scott D’Amore is talking to Mia Yim backstage and says her body of work is amazing as Kenny King interrupts and says he bets they are talking about anime or comic books, but he and D’Amore need to have a ‘big boy conversation’ and tells Yim to get out. Yim says ‘big boy conversation’ like what, Chippendales, as King says if Yim’s man could ever work at Chippendales maybe he could afford to get her hair done before telling Yim to leave again, which he does. King tells D’Amore that he’s missing his third X-Division Championship because his referees reversed the decision last week. King asks for a rematch right now with Mike Bailey, but D’Amore says he has a title defense next week against Mascara Dorada but next week he will make an announcement that King will be interested in. King says he doesn’t want to wait, so D’Amore makes a match tonight for him and Yuya Uemura and since he doesn’t want to wait, the match is next.

There is No Deal

Gia Miller tries to get a word with Steve Maclin and says there must be some sort of alliance with him and Moose and asks what the truth is. Maclin says she doesn’t know what she heard as they are going into Victory Road into a triple threat Barbed Wire Massacre match and there is no deal between him and Moose. Miller says why has she heard that next week they will team up to face Decay and Maclin says he doesn’t know, and guesses Moose thought about it.

Yuya Uemura vs. Kenny King

Yuya Uemura is making his IMPACT debut here with this match as commentary mentions this being part of his excursion. Kenny King takes Uemura down right away, but they go back and forth with holds and takedown attempts. They challenge each other on shoulder blocks, before King trips up Uemura and puts on a side headlock. King keeps Uemura in the corner with chops, but Uemura comes back with a forearm and a couple diving elbows for a two count. Uemura body slams King and goes to the second rope, but King grabs his leg and knocks him off as they go to commercial.

When we come back, King stays in control, hitting a kick for a two-count. Uemura comes back with a drop kick but both men are laid out. Uemura comes back with a flying forearm, one in the corner and a bulldog for two. Uemura hits a Saito Suplex, but King kicks out at two, goes to the top rope, but misses. They go back and forth for a bit until King hits a spinebuster for a two count as the crowd is fully behind Uemura. King comes back with a Full-Nelson Suplex and a Tiger Driver, but Uemura kicks out at two. King tosses Uemura to the outside and slams him into the steel steps as Mia Yim runs out and gets in King’s face distracting him. King tries to pin Uemura with his feet on the ropes, but Yim pushes them off. King tries to go and grab Yim by the hair, but Yim kicks him as the referee doesn’t see it. Uemura goes and hits a top rope crossbody and gets the pin for the win.

Winner: Yuya Uemura by pinfall at 9:02

The Puppet Master

We see a video from Sami Callihan who says he is one step ahead of Steve Maclin and Moose and he is the puppet master of professional wrestling. He says he’s pulling the strings and at Victory Road he knows it’ll be 2 on 1, but that’s not going to happen. By the time they get to the match, he will have them at each other’s throats.

They promote Joe Doering’s new shirt in which proceeds will go directly to him available now at


We see a well-produced video of Deaner walking through a field as Eric Young is seen smoking watching him on. Deaner approaches a house and screams for Young. Young exits the house, gets in Deaner’s face, and asks if he’s sure this is what he wants, in which Deaner says yes. Young asks if he still believes in the design and what is the essence of the design, in which Deaner says ‘violence’, in which Young keeps telling him to scream louder and louder. We see about a dozen or so men in yellow hoodies behind Deaner that are screaming ‘violence’ along with Deaner for a long time as the camera pans out from above. Looks like some new version of Violent by Design possibly evolving.

Chelsea Green (w/ Deonna Purrazzo) vs. Taya Valkyrie (w/ Rosemary & Jessicka)

Taya Valkyrie starts the match in control, hitting a cross body for a one-count. Valkyrie whips Chelsea Green in the corner and hits a hip attack and double knees for a two-count. Green takes advantage on the apron and drags Taya to the outside, before tossing her back inside for a two. Green chokes out Taya in the corner with her boot before hitting a flurry of punches for a pin attempt. Green stays in control by stretching Taya, followed by a headscissors takedown, and stomps Taya into the bottom turnbuckle for a two. Taya comes back and hits a clothesline and the Blue Thunder Bomb for a two. Green kicks Taya off and kicks her down for a two-count. Taya counters the I’m Prettier and stomps Green down for a two-count. As the referee is checking on Green, Deonna Purrazzo trips Taya as she is running the ropes, but Rosemary takes out Deonna. As the referee is checking what’s going on outside, he misses the pin attempt from Taya and it results in a two. Jessicka then gets on the apron, but Green kicks Taya into her, knocking her off and follows that with the I’m Prettier for the pin and the win.

Winner: Chelsea Green by pinfall at 6:27

Masha’s Gonna Kill You

Gia Miller tries to get a word with Jordynne Grace and asks about her actions from last week and handing Masha Slamovich her own death warrant. Grace says Masha is good, but the reason she’s been able to go undefeated is her ability to psych her opponents out with her death warrant. Grace says it may have worked on other women, but it won’t work on her and she’s in the fight of her life at Bound for Glory and she’s not going to let Masha get in her head before then. We then see Grace going into a room that has a message on the wall that says ‘Masha’s Gonna Kill You’.

The Light After the Darkness

We see another produced video with Vincent and PCO where Vincent says PCO remembers the darkness but then there was light, and Vincent is the light and gave PCO new light. Vincent says his voice is PCO’s voice and he is a reflection of him. Their voices are in unison and they belong to the communal voice of Honor No More. There can be no doubt about their mission and they are Honor No More. Vincent puts a hood on PCO to end the segment.

IMPACT Wrestling Digital Media Championship: Brian Myers (c) vs. Bhupinder Gujjar

Brian Myers starts the match by pushing Bhupinder Gujjar, but Gujjar takes down Myers right away and hits him with punches. Gujjar stays in control, whipping Myers into the ropes before taking him down and hitting a knee drop and a kick to the head for a two-count. Gujjar hits a suplex, goes to the top rope, but Myers heads to the apron. Gujjar goes after him, but Myers grabs him by the head and slams him into the ring post as they go to commercial.

When we come back, Myers is in control, but Gujjar comes back with a sling blade. Gujjar keeps taking Myers down and hits a ripcord knee followed by a Samoan Drop for a two count. They go back and forth until Gujjar hits a super kick for a two. Myers comes back and hits an Implant DDT for a two. Myers heads to the outside and grabs his title, but Gujjar pulls on it as they get into a tug of war. Gujjar ends up taking it and hits Myers in the face with it as the referee calls for the disqualification.

Winner: Brian Myers by disqualification at 5:01, to retain

After the match, Gujjar takes the title and walks off with it again.

Next Week

  • Moose & Steve Maclin vs. Decay (Black Taurus & Crazzy Steve)
  • X-Division Championship: Mike Bailey (c) vs. Mascara Dorada
  • The Good Brothers (Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley)

Killer Kelly’s Request

Tasha Steelz is seen talking to Savannah Evans backstage as Gail Kim comes into the picture and says she’s been looking for Tasha and says she has a special request from Killer Kelly. Kelly’s request is to have Tasha on commentary during her match with Alisha next week. Tasha questions it, and Kim says she likes having people watch.

Digital Media Ladder Match

We see security trying to separate Bhupinder Gujjar and Brian Myers, as Myers is asking for his belt back. Scott D’Amore breaks them up and asks for the belt back and Myers isn’t getting the belt back and two weeks from now they will have a Ladder Match for the title.

Eddie Edwards vs. Heath

Eddie Edwards attacks Heath right at the bell as Heath was still trying to take his shirt off, but Heath comes right back with offense until Edwards escapes to the outside for a breather. Heath chases after him and slams him face first into the apron before sending him back inside, but Edwards jumps him right away and starts choking him on the ropes. Edwards chops Heath in the corner and chokes him against the ropes again. Heath mounts a comeback but Edwards takes him right down for a one-count. The crowd starts chanting ‘Eddie Sucks’, but Edwards stays in control. Heath comes back and sends Edwards to the outside with a clothesline as we head to commercial.

When we come back, Edwards is now in control stomping Heath in the corner, as we see during the commercial Heath sends Edwards into the steel steps. Edwards knocks Heath with a headbutt and a big splash in the corner putting his foot on Heath for a one-count. They go back and forth with pin attempts before taking each other down with a double cross body. They start trading punches before Heath hits a DDT for a two-count. Heath hits the Wake-Up Call, but Mike Bennett runs into the ring and gets one himself. As the referee is attending to Bennett, Edwards hits a low blow on Heath. Edwards follows with the Boston Knee Party and gets the pin.

Winner: Eddie Edwards by pinfall at 8:53

Opposing Sides

Eddie Edwards gets on the mic after and says now that he’s taken care of that business it’s time to handle the much bigger business as Honor No More has chosen their side on this war that’s going on and now it’s time for someone else to make their choice as he calls out Josh Alexander to come out and make his decision. Edwards tells Alexander just because they are opponents at Bound For Glory, that doesn’t have to make them enemies. There is a much bigger war going on right now, but Alexander grabs the mic and questions Edwards. Edwards says he’s here to help Alexander and he’s been led astray by the empty promises of IMPACT Wrestling. Edwards again asks Alexander which side of this war he will be on, as Alexander puts on his headgear and says his side is whatever is across from Edwards and says they can do this right here, right now. Mike Bennett tries to attack Alexander from behind but gets kicked down, as Alexander and Edwards start brawling with Alexander hitting a pair of German Suplexes. Before he can hit the third, Kenny King attacks him from behind. Heath joins in to help, but Bennett stops him. Rich Swann runs out, followed by Matt Taven. Honor No More stands tall and all gang up on Alexander as Maria Kanellis walks out to observe. Edwards holds the IMPACT World Title and gets in Alexander’s face to end the show.