Joe Hendry def. Brian Myers to Win the Impact Digital Media Championship
Hendry has successfully gotten over with the audience since returning to IMPACT, so it only made sense to give him the undercard title. Hey, it doesn't mean much, but it's something. Plus, I feel like it suits him well. Both of these guys are talented and unsurprisingly had a well-worked match. It wasn't necessary for Myers to be holding the Digital Media title going into the Impact World Tag Team Championship match at Overdrive, so Heath and Rhino brawling with Matt Cardona at ringside and that being what cost Myers the win was logical.
Trey Miguel def. "Speedball" Mike Bailey by Disqualification in an Impact X-Division Championship Tournament Semifinal Match
The last singles match Miguel and Bailey had was a blast and I was happy they had a chance to run it back, this time in the tournament for the title. This was going really well up until Kenny King intentionally attacked Miguel to disqualify Bailey and prevent him from making it to the finals. It protected Bailey in defeat and set up the need for another match between Bailey and King, and I appreciated the explanation from King backstage afterward.
Bhupinder Gujjar def. G-Sharpe
It feels like IMPACT still has no clue what to do with Gujjar, and I don't entirely blame them because I have no clue what he can do, either. His feud with Myers was fine, but he came out on the losing end and you can't get much lower on the card than failing to win the Digital Media title. This was a pretty standard showcase for him that probably didn't need to last as long as it did or be as competitive as it was.
Mickie James def. Chelsea Green in a Career Threatening Match
The last time these two went one-on-one, Green won and sent James into her hiatus, so it was fitting that James' Last Rodeo ran through Green, especially if Green is on her way out of the company soon. They had quality chemistry together and had another enjoyable affair here despite the shenanigans. I'm not the biggest Green fan, but if this was it for her in IMPACT, she went out on a good note. Now we wait and see if she shows back up in WWE soon.
Bully Ray def. Zicky Dice
Dice has been nothing but a jobber since arriving in IMPACT a while ago, and I'm not sure if he's won a single match yet. Obviously, the outcome to this contest was never in doubt as it was designed to give Bully a quick win before he faces Moose at Overdive. It would have been even shorter had Dice not wasted time with the table. Moose emerged afterward and speared Bully through said table, leading to the announcement that their Overdrive encounter will be a Tables match.
Impact Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace def. Gisele Shaw
Shaw has definitely improved since debuting in IMPACT earlier this year, but she simply has not been built up enough to feel like a legitimate threat to the title. I mean, the only build this bout had was Shaw stealing Grace's title belt. That's it. I applaud their effort, however, and this was probably Shaw's strongest showing to date. Post-match, Masha Slamovich appeared for the first time since Bound for Glory and attacked Grace. I'm looking forward to that rematch because their first match was top-notch stuff.
IMPACT is in an interesting spot where if you're not digging the stars they're prominently featuring on a weekly basis, then you likely don't dig the product right now. For example, if Bully Ray and Joe Hendry aren't your cup of tea, it's safe to assume you don't care about their storylines and segments on the show. To me, IMPACT doesn't have nearly as much momentum as it did earlier in the year, but the weekly shows are still solid and this was another example of that. The video package for Frankie Kazarian was easily my favorite part of this episode.
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