IMPACT Wrestling 03 17 2022

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Thursday night’s show aired on AXS TV.

Bullet Club (Jay White & Chris Bey) vs Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley)

IMPACT! kicks off in a big way with this first-time-ever tag team match between the Bullet Club and the reuniting Motor City Machine Guns! Shelley offer his hand to White but once again, he refuses to shake it. The Guns gain the early advantage with a double running kick to Bey. Sabin and Shelley lock in their own respective submissions on both members of the Bullet Club. White fights out of it and breaks up the submission attempt on Bey. Sabin dives through the ropes, colliding with his opponents on the floor. White trips up Sabin on the top rope, allowing Bey to dive over the top rope to the outside. Shelley avoids a double foot stomp from Bey, then plants him face-first into the turnbuckle. Sabin is on fire as he hits White with a back body drop, then picks Bey out of mid-air with a dropkick. Bey connects with a spin-out neckbreaker for a near fall. The Guns hit Skull and Bones on Bey to score the three count as White just misses the opportunity to break it up!

Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) def Bullet Club (Jay White & Chris Bey)

Steve Maclin vs Rhino

Rhino is out for revenge after Steve Maclin cost him his match against Eddie Edwards at Sacrifice! Anthony Carelli joins Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt on commentary. Carelli reveals Maclin’s motive for the attack: the constant rejection of his truth that Eddie Edwards was the one Team IMPACT couldn’t trust. Rhino charges at Maclin to gain the early advantage. Maclin chokes him up on the ropes, then delivers a series of strikes of turn the tide. Maclin hits a DDT for two. Rhino avoids a headbutt from the second rope, giving him the opportunity to recover. Maclin hits Rhino with a Gore of his own to win!

Steve Maclin def Rhino

The IInspiration forgive Kaleb With a K and are under the impression that he was trying to help them retain the Knockouts World Tag Team Titles at Sacrifice but inadvertently threw the title to Tenille Dashwood instead. Cassie Lee says that next time, she knows Kaleb will do the right thing.

Larry D vs Bhupinder Gujjar

Commentate-A-Pro Brian Myers provides alternate commentary from his very own announce desk as Bhupinder Gujjar looks to continue his winning ways against the returning Larry D! Gujjar takes out the leg of Larry, then follows up with a springboard elbow drop. Raj Singh makes his way to ringside and the distraction allows Larry to attack him from behind. Larry hits a spinning clothesline for two. Gujjar fights back with a Slingblade. Gujjar connects with his signature spear out of the corner to win!

Bhupinder Gujjar def Larry D

After the match, W. Morrissey continues to terrorize Brian Myers but this time, Myers is able to escape. Meanwhile, Gujjar pushes Singh to the outside where Morrissey gives him a BQE through the table!

After qualifying for the Triple Threat X-Division Title match at Rebellion, Ace Austin is sure that his new friend, Mike Bailey, will do the same.

Honor No More send a message to Josh Alexander ahead of his match with Matt Taven in tonight’s main event. Alisha Edwards interrupts and demands to speak to her husband, Eddie. Alisha tells him that she chose IMPACT Wrestling over Honor No More and hopes that one day, he will wake up and realize the mistake that he’s made.

AAA Reina de Reinas Champion & ROH Women’s World Champion Deonna Purrazzo vs Gisele Shaw vs Lady Frost – Triple Threat Match for the AAA Reina de Reinas & ROH Women’s World Championships

It’s the biggest Champ Champ Challenge ever as Deonna Purrazzo puts both of her titles on the line against Gisele Shaw and Lady Frost in a Triple Threat match! All three Knockouts exchange pin attempts in the opening seconds of the match, leading to a series of near falls. Shaw hits Purrazzo with a Hurricanrana but she gets taken out with a top rope crossbody from Frost. Shaw sends Purrazzo shoulder-first into the steel ring post, taking her out of the equation momentarily. Purrazzo locks in the Fujiwara Armbar on Shaw while Frost locks in a leg lock on Purrazzo. Frost hits the Snowball Fight cannonball on Shaw. Moments later, everyone goes for a ride as Purrazzo German suplexes Frost while she simultaneously German suplexes Shaw. Frost connects with a Blockbuster to Shaw but Purrazzo hits her Queen’s Gambit to retain her titles!

AAA Reina de Reinas Champion & ROH Women’s World Champion Deonna Purrazzo def Gisele Shaw & Lady Frost – Triple Threat Match for the AAA Reina de Reinas & ROH Women’s World Championships

In an interview with Gia Miller, Josh Alexander vows to take care of Honor No More tonight so that he can focus on reclaiming the IMPACT World Title from Moose at Rebellion. Alexander reminds us that Moose has until the end of the night to sign the contract for their World Title match or be stripped of the Championship!

Scott D’Amore grants The Good Brothers their IMPACT World Tag Team Title rematch against Violent By Design next week but this time, it’s going to be Lumberjack match! D’Amore also reveals that the winners of this match will go on to Rebellion and defend the titles in the first-ever Eight Team Elimination Challenge!

JONAH vs Zicky Dice

Zicky Dice looks to bounce back but standing in his way is the man who took out PCO with a vicious piledriver, JONAH! JONAH hits a clubbing blow to Dice, followed by the Tsunami splash to win in mere seconds!

JONAH def Zicky Dice

After the match, PCO is wheeled out on a stretcher. PCO sits up and confronts JONAH in the middle of the ring, leading to a huge brawl between the two giants! PCO launches himself off the top rope and takes out members of security with the De-Animator, as JONAH retreats up the ramp.

After Knockouts World Champion Tasha Steelz attacked Mickie James during her concert, Gia Miller reveals that their Knockouts World Title rematch next week will now be a Street Fight! Chelsea Green wants to be in her corner to combat the threat of Savannah Evans, but Mickie James declines her offer to protect her already-injured arm.

Masha Slamovich vs Arie

Arie offers to start the match with a handshake but Slamovich makes her pay with a back suplex. Slamovich hits a spinning heel kick in the corner, followed by the Snow Plow to score another dominant victory!

Masha Slamovich def Arie

Zicky Dice is feeling down after yet another loss earlier tonight. Gia Miller suggests that he goes back to wrestling school in order to improve.

Luckily for Dice, we see a promo for Swinger’s Dungeon and spots are open now!

Don’t miss an all-new IMPACT! from Philadelphia next Thursday at 8/7c on AXS TV and 8:30pm ET on YouTube for IMPACT Insiders. Violent By Design defend the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles against The Good Brothers in a Lumberjack match, Tasha Steelz puts the Knockouts World Title on the line in a Street Fight against Mickie James, plus more!

Matt Taven w/ Maria Kanellis vs Josh Alexander

Following last week’s confrontation between Josh Alexander and Honor No More, Alexander looks to deal a blow to the renegade group in tonight’s main event vs Matt Taven! Maria Kanellis joins Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt on commentary. Taven takes Alexander off the top as he targets his left arm. Taven hits a Flatliner, then floats over into a submission. Alexander connects with a German suplex but Taven shuts him down with a twisting neck breaker. Taven attempts a springboard Moonsault but Alexander gets his knees up to create separation. Taven avoids a C4 Spike and hits the Purple Thunder Bomb. Taven remains in control with Just the Tip. Alexander hits a running crossbody to the back of Taven. Alexander counters the Climax into an Ankle Lock but Taven gets to the ropes. Alexander connects with a Superplex, followed by the C4 Spike to win!

Josh Alexander def Matt Taven w/ Maria Kanellis

MPACT World Champion Moose is at the home of Josh Alexander in Canada. He gives the signed contract for his Rebellion World Title defense against Alexander to his wife, Jade Chung, and tells her that since they live so close to Anthem headquarters, he thought she could drop it off in the morning. Jade takes the contract and demands that Moose leaves as IMPACT! goes off the air.