Rosemary def. Impact Knockouts Tag Team Champion Tenille Dashwood
Both of these women are talented, so unsurprisingly, this was a quality opener. There wasn't anything too special about it, but it was well wrestled and gave Rosemary her first notable singles win in a while. Post-match, Taya Valkyrie officially reunited with Rosemary by coming to her aid. I don't know what that means for Decay, but I'm all for Rosemary and Valkyrie challenging for the Impact Knockouts Tag Tag Championship at Slammiversary because they have great chemistry together both inside and outside of the ring.
Steve Maclin def. PCO
Maclin and PCO went at it after last week's main event where Maclin's team beat PCO's team. PCO is a weird one because he's still a member of Honor No More yet he's booked like a babyface some weeks. His in-ring style is also ridiculous more often than not with some of the stupid spots he does. This had quite the chaotic pace and that's probably the best thing I can say about it, but at least Maclin won to continue building momentum.
Joe Doering def. Impact World Champion Josh Alexander by Disqualification (Non-Title)
The story coming into this contest was that Doering hasn't been pinned or submitted in singles competition since signing with IMPACT in late 2020. I honestly had no idea because we don't see him compete on his own often, but it did make this match more important. He and Alexander had a hard-hitting hoss fight, and while I wasn't a fan of the finish, I can understand why they would want to protect Doering. That said, I hope Alexander beats him decisively one of these weeks seeing as how he's the world champ.
Honor No More (Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven and Mike Bennett) def. Frankie Kazarian and The Motor City Machine Guns
Seeing Kazarian team up with Motor City Machine Guns team up in 2022 is pretty damn cool. This received a ton of time and was an excellent piece of business. It was action-packed and they kept the crowd engaged throughout. The whole point of the program is for the TNA originals to eventually get their revenge and it thankfully didn't happen here. I'm just wondering who their two partners will be since Heath was attacked by Honor No More afterward.
On paper, it looks like a lot less happened compared to a typical edition of IMPACT! Wresling, but that's because there were a bunch of backstage segments in addition to The Good Brothers going to The Briscoes' compound and footage being shown of Ace Austin joining Bullet Club in New Japan Pro-Wrestling. Plus, the main event went a while, and I'm not complaining because it was very entertaining. I actually thought this was a step up over last week as the two hours were both enjoyable and eventful.
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