Impact Wrestling Results (08/25) - VBD Vs. Time Machine, Knockouts Tag Team Championships Match

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s official results for "Impact Wrestling" on August 25, 2022!

Eric Young, Deaner and Joe Doering of Violent By Design will be taking on rivals KUSHIDA and the Motor City Machine Guns, collectively known as Time Machine. The two teams have been entangled in a feud ever since Young lost his match against Josh Alexander for the "Impact" World Championship at Slammiversary. MCMG later helped out Alexander before being given the opportunity to face one another to become the #1 Contender to Alexander's challenge at Emergence two weeks ago. Deaner and Doering attacked the pair after the match out of anger that Young was not being given another title shot and looking to prove themselves to him. KUSHIDA made the save and the trio have been allies ever since.

Knockouts World Tag Team Champions VXT (Deonna Purrazzo and Chelsea Green) will be putting their titles on the line against the duo of Mia Yim and Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace. This will be VXT's first title defense since beating Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie at Emergence to win the titles. Meanwhile, Yim faced Grace for her title at the same event, but came up short. Will this have any effect on their friendship and their dynamic going into the match?

Rosemary and Valkyrie's teammate, Jessicka, will be making her in-ring debut tonight. Jessicka was formerly known as Havok before she was sent to the Un-Dead Realm. Rosemary and Valkyrie went searching for her to help them with their issues with VXT, but when they found her, her demeanour had changed from more serious and intimidating to fun-loving and bubbly.

Two members of Honor No More will be in singles action, as Vincent will take on "Impact" World Champion Josh Alexander and Mike Bennett will take face one half of the Tag Team Champions and Bullet Club member Karl Anderson. Honor No More have been on a mission to take over "Impact Wrestling" the last few months, but Bullet Club has been standing in their way. Josh Alexander has also been looking to keep the team from taking over the company he loves for their own nefarious purposes.

Bhupinder Gujjar will also take on newcomer Jason Hotch. Gujjar earned a title shot against Digital Media Champion Brian Myers at Emergence after weeks of proving himself worthy to Myers, but fell short at the event. Gujjar has vowed to continue his quest to destroy Myers after being increasingly angered by Myers making him jump through hoops. With vengeance in his eyes, will he be able to overcome Hotch and prove himself once more to Myers to earn another shot at the Digital Media Title?

We are live! The show begins with a recap of the #1 Contender Six Way Elimination Match from last week. Matthew Rehwoldt and Tom Hannifan greet audiences at home as Mia Yim and Jordynne Grace head to the ring. VXT follows.

VXT vs. Mia Yim and Jordynne Grace for the Knockouts World Tag Team Championships

Green and Grace begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submissions before Purrazzo tags in. Grace hits Purrazzo with a clothesline before Green tags back in. She delivers a DDT and Purrazzo tags in. Purrazzo hits Grace with a forearm and sends her into the corner before tagging in Green. Yim tags in and delivers an insiguri to Green. She delivers a drop kick, followed by a cannonball. She goes for a pin, but Green kicks out. Yim delivers a chop before Green fires back with a pump kick.

Purrazzo tags back in and delivers several knees to Yim's back. Purrazzo delivers a couple of splashes to Yim before she trips her and locks in a leg lock. Green tags in and goes for a pin, but Yim kicks out. Green whips Yim's face into the top turnbuckle before Purrazzo tags in. Yim sends her to the mat before Green tags her back in. Green whips Yim into the corner before tagging in Purrazzo. Yim sends Purrazzo into the ring post shoulder first before making the hot tag to Grace. Grace takes Purrazzo down before hitting a spine buster. She goes for a pin, but Green breaks it up. Green and Yim tag in before Yim delivers a suplex. She goes for a pin, but Green kicks out. Grace tags in and delivers a chop to Green. Green delivers a back elbow to Green before Purrazzo tags back in and delivers a splash off the top. Grace delivers a Gut Wrench Power Bomb, sending Green to the outside. Grace delivers a taupe suicida before tossing Purrazzo back into the ring. Green sends Grace's face off the middle rope before delivering the Due Collector for the win.

Winners: VXT

We then head to a video of VBD discussing Time Machine and how they will beat them later on in the show.

Back from the break, we see Josh Alexander getting ready for his match. Vincent approaches him and says that he sympathizes with Alexander. Alexander says he doesn't like their mind games and says the only one that will need sympathy is him after he drops him on his head.

Commentary then runs down the card for the rest of the show. Mike Bennett and Maria Kanellis then head to the ring, followed by Karl Anderson.

Karl Anderson vs. Mike Bennett - If Anderson Wins, Maria Kanellis Is Banned From Ringside During Honor No More's Tag Team Title Match

The bell rings and the two lock up. Anderson sends Bennett's face into the top turnbuckle before delivering a chop. He delivers several stomps to Bennett, but Bennett fires back with a chop. Bennett whips Anderson into the corner, but Anderson fires back with a clothesline. Anderson delivers a chop, followed by a back elbow. Anderson clotheslines Bennett out of the ring and gloats.

Back from the break, Bennett has Anderson in a chinlock. Bennett delivers a kick to Anderson's knee, followed by a forearm. He goes for a pin, but Anderson kicks out. Bennett sends Anderson to the mat before whipping him into the corner. Bennett hits a thumb to Anderson's eye before locking in another chinlock. Anderson delivers a forearm and a chop to Bennett before delivering an uppercut. Anderson follows it up with a couple of back elbows and a rocket kick. Anderson hits a kick to Bennett's face, but Bennett fires back with a forearm and a super kick. He goes for a pin, but Anderson kicks out. Anderson sends Bennett face first into the middle turnbuckle before hitting a spinebuster. He goes for a pin, but Bennett kicks out.

Kanellis gets on the apron and distracts the referee. Matt Taven takes out Anderson, but Doc Gallows levels him. This allows Anderson to hit the Gun Stun for the win.

Winner: Karl Anderson

We follow the Good Brothers backstage and see them celebrating Anderson's win. Scott D'Amore approaches them and he says he's happy to see Gallows healthy again and is looking forward to their Tag Team Title defense. He says that the best team will be decided next week before Gallows says it will be a Magic Killer, a 1-2-3 and a Too Sweet. D'Amore tells them to shut up Honor No More before the three men separate.

Back from the break, we see a video of Killer Kelly defeating Savannah Evans last week. We head to Evans getting checked on by a doctor and Tasha Steelz asking the doctor how she is. He says that she has internal damage before Gia Miller approaches her and asks about Evans. She says she obviously isn't doing well before Kelly comes out of nowhere and locks in the Killer Clutch. She says next time, she won't be coming from behind.

Back at ringside, Brian Myers heads to the ring and joins commentary. Jason Hotch then comes down, followed by Bhupinder Gujjar.

Bhupinder Gujjar vs. Jason Hotch

The bell rings and the two lock up. Gujjar delivers a shoulder tackle before Hotch fires back with an uppercut. He delivers a splash in the corner, followed by a jumping knee and a kick to Hotch's head. He goes for a pin, but Hotch gets his foot on the bottom rope. He delivers a chop to Hotch, followed by a kick. He hits a spine buster before hitting the Gargoyle Spear for the win.

Winner: Bhupinder Gujjar

After the match, Myers gets in the ring with a mic. He says he is a hell of an athlete and doesn't know when he can give him another title shot. He says maybe right now before hitting him with a mic and following it up with a DDT. He pins Gujjar, but because it isn't a match, the referee doesn't count it. Myers gets in his face before Gujjar hits the Gargoyle Spear. The referee counts to three before Gujjar grabs the title. Commentary makes it clear that this wasn't a match as Gujjar retreats with the Digital Media Championship.

We head backstage, where VXT approaches Gail Kim. They say they are unstoppable and tell Kim to stop playing favoritism. Purrazzo demands to be named #1 Contender to the Knockouts Title, but says that Masha Slamovich also deserves to be #1 Contender, as she has been on a roll. Kim says that Purrazzo will face Slamovich next week to determine who the new #1 Contender will be.

We head backstage to see the referee and Gujjar. He says that while it was cool to see Gujjar put Myers in his place, it wasn't a legit win and he needs the title back. Gujjar says Myers can come get his title before walking off. 

Back at ringside, Vincent heads down followed by Josh Alexander. 

Josh Alexander vs. Vincent

The bell rings and Vincent sends Alexander into the corner. Alexander delivers a belly-to-belly suplex before Vincent sends him off the middle rope. He follows it up with a Side Russian Leg Sweep before hitting a Swanton Bomb off the top rope. He goes for a pin, but Alexander kicks out. The two men exchange chops before Vincent sends Alexander to the mat. Vincent delivers a forearm to Alexander before Alexander fires back with a German Suplex. He hits a forearm, followed by a back elbow. He delivers a kick to Vincent's jaw before getting fired up. He locks in the Ankle Lock, but Vincent makes it to the middle rope for a break. Vincent hits a knee, but Alexander manages to counter it into the C-4 Spike for the win.

Winner: Josh Alexander

After the match, Eddie Edwards heads to the ring. He says that while he wasn't pulling for him to win, he still respects him for winning. He says that just because they are opponents at Bound For Glory, doesn't mean they need to be enemies. He says that the industry breaks down warriors like them and he has chosen his side. He says Honor No More has stood up to the industry and "Impact Wrestling". He says the fans support the machine before asking which side Alexander will choose. He says they can go to battle at Bound For Glory, but they can stand together and both will win. He tells Alexander to think about it before Heath comes out of nowhere and delivers the Wake Up Call.

Moose and Steve Maclin Attack Sami Callihan

We head backstage to Raj Singh and Shera saying they will head after every unturned stone before demanding respect. We hear yelling and the camera pans to show Moose yelling at Steve Maclin for not sticking to the plan. Sami Callihan comes out of nowhere and attacks the two men with a trash can. The men spill to outside the arena before Moose and Maclin gain the upper hand. They beat him up against a fence before choking him out with barbed wire and wrapping him in it.

Back from the break, we head to a video hyping up Masha Slamovich.

Alisha then heads to the ring, followed by Rosemary and Jessicka.

Jessicka vs. Alisha

Rosemary is visibly frustrated at Jessicka for not beginning the action fast enough. She offers Jessicka black face paint and she draws on football stripes. The bell rings and Alisha hits a few forearms. Jessicka no-sells it and hits Alisha with several vicious forearms. She delivers a body slam, followed by a crossbody. She looks for a splash in the corner, but Alisha moves out of the way. She climbs to the top and looks for a diving crossbody, but Jessicka catches her and delivers her finisher for the win.

Winner: Jessicka

We head backstage and see Time Machine preparing for their match.

Back from the break, commentary runs down the card for next week's show and reveals that Mickie James has a big announcement. Sami Callihan comes crawling down to ringside wrapped in barbed wire. He addresses Moose and Steve Maclin before asking if they think it will keep him down. He says it's just a normal Friday for him before challenging Moose and Maclin to a Barbed Wire Massacre match.

Violent By Design then head to the ring, followed by Time Machine.

Violent By Design vs. Time Machine

KUSHIDA and Doering begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Doering hits KUSHIDA with a back elbow before hitting a shoulder tackle. Young tags in and KUSHIDA delivers a knee. Shelley tags in before Young delivers a back breaker. Deaner and Sabin both tag in. Sabin delivers a drop kick to Deaner's face before Deaner lays him on the top rope in the corner and delivers a knee. Doering tags in and Sabin hits a couple of right hands. Doering delivers a body slam, followed by a rolling elbow. Deaner tags back in as we head to a commercial.

Back from the break, Deaner delivers a chop to Sabin. Young tags in and delivers a reverse stunner to Sabin. He goes for a pin, but Sabin kicks out. Doering tags in and delivers a right hand to Sabin's head. Deaner tags in and delivers a Side Russian Leg Sweep. He goes for a pin, but Shelley and KUSHIDA break it up. Young tags back in and delivers a kick to Sabin's head. Doering tags in and delivers a boot to Sabin's face. Young tags back in and delivers a side slam to Sabin. He goes for a pin, but Sabin kicks out. Deaner tags in and chokes Sabin with his boot. Young tags back in and does the same. Deaner tags in and beats him down.

Sabin makes the hot tag to KUSHIDA and he takes down Young with a springboard back elbow. Young hits a right hand on KUSHIDA before tagging Deaner back in. Shelley tags in and delivers a back elbow to Deaner. Sabin tags in and delivers an arm drag to Deaner. He delivers a kick to his face before Time Machine delivers some triple offense to Deaner. VDB tries to get involved, but Time Splitters deliver a double baseball slide kick while Sabin hits a taupe suicida. Sabins throws Deaner back in the ring before ascending to the top. He hits an axe handle, but Deaner counters into a pin. Sabin kicks out and hits a cutter. Deaner hits a back elbow before Young makes the blind tag. Young delivers a driver, then goes for a pin but Time Splitters break it up. Doering tags in and hits a slam. Deaner hits a diving headbutt before Young hits a big elbow. He goes for a pin, but Sabin kicks out. Sabin manages to hit a back body drop before Deaner tags in. He delivers several stomps to Sabin before Sabin knocks him to the mat. Time Machine delivers some triple offense again before Doering levels them. The three men manage to take him down before Sabin hits the Cradle Shock for the win.

Winners: Time Machine