As we come to the final weeks of 2022, now seems to be a good time for reflection when it comes to Impact Wrestling over the last 12 months and this could best seen through the big four pay per views that took place this year: Hard To Kill, Rebellion, Slammiversary and Bound For Glory.
As you can imagine this will be an opinion piece on my end as I’ll be going over the highs and lows of each major PPV that took place under the Impact Wrestling banner; I’m excluding the Impact Plus Specials as that’s a list for another day…With that all said, here are every Impact Wrestling 2022 PPV ranked from worse to best.
The fourth annual Impact Wrestling Rebellion PPV was certainly something of a mixed bag for many fans due in large part to some pacing issues with some of the matches and the lack of surprise debuts or returns made the show feel flat…that said, the show from top to bottom wasn’t completely a dull affair.
After the two preshow matches which saw Eddie Edwards defeating Chris Bey and The Influence retaining their Knockouts Tag Titles against The IInspiration (in what would be the latter’s final pro wrestling match), the show kicked off with a face painted Steve Maclin picking up a major win in a three way match against Chris Sabin and Bullet Club leader, Jay White.
New champions were crowned in the next two matches as a returning Taya Valkyrie defeated Deonna Purrazzo for the AAA Reina De Reinas Championship and Ace Austin shocked everyone by escaping the triple threat match with Trey Miguel and ‘Speedball‘ Mike Bailey as the new X Division Champion.
NJPW’s own Tomohiro Ishii took on and defeated ‘The Top Dog‘ Jonah in a super competitive hoss fight, Violent By Design retained the World Tag Team Titles in the eight person tag team challenge match and Tasha Steelz (decked out in an outfit inspired by the Lion King) successfully retained her Knockouts Title against Rosemary.
The main event saw Josh Alexander challenging Moose for the Impact World Championship after a six month emotional build with the match seeing both men enduring a physical amount of pain throughout before ‘The Walking Weapon’ dropped Moose on his head with the C4 Spike finisher culminating in Josh Alexander becoming a two time Impact World Heavyweight Champion.
While some matches like Valkyrie vs. Purrazzo, the Eight Person Tag Challenge and Steelz vs. Rosemany were okay at best to a bit underwhelming, the event was still a good 2-3 hours of wrestling to watch.