IMPACT! Wrestling On AXS TV Recap For November 9, 2023

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The action continues from Chicago, an all-new IMPACT! is on the air.

Deonna Purrazzo vs Tasha Steelz

After being unable to dethrone MK Ultra as Knockouts World Tag Team Champions, the alliance between Deonna Purrazzo and Tasha Steelz implodes! Steelz gains the early advantage with a head scissors takedown. Purrazzo ties her up, then delivers a dropkick to the ribs. They go counter for counter and both Knockouts are down following a double clothesline. Purrazzo hits a side Russian leg sweep, then locks in the Fujiwara Armbar. Steelz fights free and locks in her own version of the Venus de Milo. Purrazzo transitions into another Fujiwara Armbar but Steelz breaks it up with an eye rake. Steelz connects with a pair of cutters to win.

Tasha Steelz def Deonna Purrazzo

Alex Shelley delivers a message to Jonathan Gresham ahead of their IMPACT World Title match tonight.

Kenny King confronts Director of Authority Santino Marella and demands a rematch for the Digital Media Championship. Marella says that Dreamer is embroiled in a rivalry with Crazzy Steve, but puts King and Sheldon Jean in a match against the reigning IMPACT World Tag Team Champions, ABC, next week.

Digital Media Champion Tommy Dreamer vs Crazzy Steve – Digital Media Championship

Dreamer and Steve lock up and go tumbling through the ropes to the floor. Dreamer hits a clothesline on the outside, then tosses him back in the ring. Dreamer connects with a neckbreaker but Steve bites Dreamer to turn the tide. Steve begins to target the neck of Dreamer before ripping and tearing at this face. Dreamer hits a Superplex, followed by the Bionic Elbow. Dreamer connects with a reverse DDT for two. Steve rakes the eyes to counter the Dreamer Driver. Steve hits a cannonball in the corner, then retrieves a fork from his Feast or Fired briefcase. Now it’s Dreamer who bites Steve to stop him from using the fork. Dreamer hits a cutter, then attacks him with the fork to cause the disqualification.

Crazzy Steve def Digital Media Champion Tommy Dreamer by Disqualification – Digital Media Championship

After the match, Dreamer continues to attack Steve with the fork, busting him open in the process.

Gia Miller interviews Jonathan Gresham, who vows to bring true honor to IMPACT Wrestling by taking Alex Shelley’s IMPACT World Title tonight.

Before the next match begins, Joe Hendry continues to poke fun at Brian Myers by calling him “Adam’s b****”.

Brian Myers vs Joe Hendry

Myers goes for an early Roster Cut clothesline but Hendry counters with an uppercut. Hendry tosses him over the top rope to the floor. Hendry hits a vertical suplex from the apron. Myers sends Hendry throat-first into the middle rope, then hits a side Russian leg sweep for two. Hendry bounces back with a Trust Fall and builds momentum with a delayed vertical suplex. Myers whips Hendry into the steel ring post to shut him down. Hendry hits not one, but two, but three Fallaway Slams. Myers spikes him with a DDT but it’s not enough. Myers avoids the Standing Ovation, then rakes the eyes while the referee’s view is obstructed. Myers hits the Roster Cut to win.

Brian Myers def Joe Hendry

Will Ospreay collides with Josh Alexander for the first time ever next Thursday.

During an interview with Gia Miller, Ospreay says that he’s heard Alexader is one of the best wrestlers in the world – but he’s here to find out if Alexander deserves to be in that conversation.

Eric Young vs Eddie Edwards w/ Alisha Edwards

Eric Young and Eddie Edwards renew their epic rivalry! Eddie distracts the referee while Alisha chokes Young on the ropes. Eddie crashes and burns on a top rope Moonsault attempt, giving Young an opening to regain his composure. Young is climbing to the top rope when Alisha provides a distraction from ringside. Young bits Eddie, then soars with an elbow drop for two. Young sets up for the Piledriver when Alisha gets up on the apron for another distraction. Eddie capitalizes with a Blue Thunder Bomb for two. Alisha slides a chair into the ring but the referee removes it. Alisha then inadvertently hits Eddie in the head with a kendo stick. Young hits the Piledriver to win.

Eric Young def Eddie Edwards w/ Alisha Edwards

Moose and Brian Myers question each other’s loyalty to one another when they’re interrupted by Heath. Heath wants a piece of Brian Myers but Moose steps up to defend him.

Gia Miller interviews Sonny Kiss, who made her IMPACT Wrestling debut in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet at Bound For Glory. Kiss is disappointed she didn’t earn a shot at the Knockouts World Title. Speaking of the title, Knockouts World Champion Trinity shows up on set and tells Kiss that she will talk to management in hopes of setting up a match between the two.

Before the next match begins, Dirty Dango lets us know that he hates professional wrestling.

Dirty Dango & Oleg Prudius w/ Alpha Bravo vs Nick Diamond & Storm Grayson

Oleg Prudius makes his IMPACT in-ring debut alongside his tag team partner, Dirty Dango – except instead of standing on the apron, Dango joins Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt on commentary. Prudius goes on the attack, demolishing both of his opponents with ease. Dango then returns to the apron, he’s tagged into the match by Prudius. Dango hits a reverse neckbreaker to score the pinfall victory.

Dirty Dango & Oleg Prudius w/ Alpha Bravo def Nick Diamond & Storm Grayson

Jordynne Grace made history at Bound For Glory when she became the first Knockout to win the Call Your Shot Gauntlet. Bully Ray, who was the last person eliminated by Grace, offers her a handshake. KiLynn King and Steve Maclin interrupt, both of whom accuse Bully Ray of turning soft.

Trey Miguel and Zachary Wentz introduce the newest Rascalz in IMPACT Wrestling, Myron Reed.

Don’t miss an all-new IMPACT! next Thursday at 8/7c on AXS TV and 8:30pm ET on YouTube for IMPACT Insiders. Kenny King and Sheldon Jean challenge ABC for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship. The Rascalz face off against Laredo Kid, Black Taurus and Judventud Guerrera in a six-man tag team match. Moose goes one-on-one with Heath. Knockouts World Champion Trinity battles Sonny Kiss for the first time ever. Steve Maclin and KiLynn King unite against Bully Ray and Jordynne Grace. Plus, Will Ospreay collides with Josh Alexander for the first time ever.

IMPACT World Champion Alex Shelley vs Jonathan Gresham – IMPACT World Championship

The IMPACT World Title is on the line as Jonathan Gresham challenges Alex Shelley in tonight’s huge main event! Gresham distracts the referee by tossing his wrist tape on the mat, allowing him to deliver a low blow to Shelley. Gresham then uses his wrist tape to choke Shelley while the referee’s view is obstructed. Gresham locks in the Figure Four, then keeps it locked in after Shelley makes it to the bottom rope. Gresham is in firm control after targeting the left knee of Shelley. Gresham hits a Dragon Screw leg whip. Shelley begins to build momentum with a slingshot crossbody to the outside. Gresham charges but Shelley sidesteps, sending him crashing into the steel ring post. Shelley spikes him with a DDT on the floor. Back in the ring, Gresham hits a running forearm with a handful of tights for two. Shelley hits a tornado DDT, then locks in the Border City Stretch. Gresham uses the referee to help him escape the submission. Both men exchange strikes in the middle of the ring. Gresham hits a springboard Moonsault before both men exchange multiple pin attempts. Gresham locks in another Figure Four but Shelley gets to the bottom rope. Shelley hits a superkick, followed by Shellshock to win.

IMPACT World Champion Alex Shelley def Jonathan Gresham – IMPACT World Championship

Shelley celebrates his hard-fought victory as IMPACT! goes off the air.