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Impact – Jan 5

Impact – Jan 5

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Impact Results

*Emanating from Pembroke Pines, FL.

(1)  Taylor Wilde def. Masha Slamovich…Masha takes a moment to say something (in Russian) to Deonna Purrazzo at the announce desk & spit on the floor in her direction…when she climbs back in, Wilde uses an Inside Cradle for the Roll Up win (08:38)…AFTER…a furious Masha takes out her anger on a member of security, dropping him with the Snowplow on the floor.

*Sami Callihan wants an answer by the end of the night…does The Design want him as a member?…I would have thought the beating he got 2 weeks ago when he offered to join was a clear message…apparently Sami has taken too many chair shots to the head.

*Rich Swann backstage promo…challenges Steve Maclin to a No DQ, Falls Count Anywhere match at Hard to Kill…the road to the world title goes through Swann.

(2)  Black Taurus def. Anthony Greene…Taurus hits Destination Hellhole for the win (11:07)…AFTER…as a referee helps Greene up the ramp, Trey Miguel knocks him down with a can of spray paint & tags him across the back.

*Kenny King shows up at Mike Bailey’s training facility in Montreal looking for him…Bailey isn’t there, so King attacks 5 of his trainees.

*Mike Bailey approached for comments backstage by Gia…Bailey says King accomplished his goal, he’s made Speedball mad…if King doesn’t want another wrestling match, Speedball suggests they take down the ropes, tape up, & have a pit fight.

(3)  Jonathan Gresham def. Ernest R. Anthony…Gresham is just playing with his food as he stretches & twists Anthony like a pretzel…with both arms trapped behind Anthony’s back (like a “seatbelt”), Gresham twists the legs until Anthony’s shoulders are down for what I guess is a Roll Up/trap pinfall win (03:40).

*Tasha Steelz is ranting to Savannah Evans about losing their tag match & how it’s going to keep them from getting what Tasha wants, the Knockouts Tag Titles…Gisele Shaw (& Jai Vidal) approach…Shaw says they need her help to go after the Death Dollz…Tasha isn’t buying it but Savannah is willing to her Shaw out.

*The Design promo…Deaner says if Sami Callihan wants to join, he has to start by “cleansing” himself…they’ll kick things off by shaving his head next week.

*Josh Alexander video package…he’s now the longest-reigning world champion in Impact history.

*Moose to the ring…he does not believe in Joe Hendry…Moose will be his 1st taste of adversity & take that Digital Media title…in fact, he doesn’t want to wait…Moose says his name…Joe Hendry out…teases Moose with a video package of his days as “Dancing Moose”…Moose is pissed.

*Mickie James video package…talks about her early days working with & learning from Raven…opportunity in WWE…working with Trish…Hardcore Country return…meeting her husband…back to WWE…not the ending she wanted there…back to Impact to wrap her career up properly.

*Don West video package & wrestler/staff tributes.

(4)  Chris Sabin def. Matt Cardona…after help from Alex Shelley to fight off interference from Brian Myers at ringside…Sabin no-sells a missile dropkick from Cardona…Sabin with a step-up enziguri & follows with the Cradle Shock for the win (19:55).

*Bully Ray…who was “sent home” along with Josh Alexander 2 weeks ago by Scott D’Amore in preparation for their match at Hard to Kill…makes his way to the ring & demands a confrontation with Josh…he gets Scott instead…Scott says Bully doesn’t have a friend left in the world…he’s a sad, lonely man…Bully doesn’t give a crap about Scott’s opinion, or anyone’s…pushing & shoving…Bully is begging Scott to hit him…Scott finally takes a swing & staggers Bully back a few steps…Jason Hotch & John Skylar race down to hold Scott…Bully with a kick to Scott’s gut & drops him on his head with a piledriver…Hotch & Skylar slide in a table, then lift Scott for the assisted powerbomb through the table by Bully.


iMPACT! PREVIEW – Jan. 12, 2023

+ no matches announced


iMPACT! HARD TO KILL *PPV* PREVIEW – Friday Jan. 13, 2023 – Atlanta, GA

(1) Josh Alexander (c) vs. Bully Ray – Full Metal Mayhem Match for the iMPACT! World Championship

(2) Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Mickie James – Knockouts Championship vs. Mickie’s Career

(3) Motor City Machine Guns (c) vs. Heath & Rhino vs. Major Players vs. Ace Austin & Chris Bey – in a 4 Team Elimination Match for the Impact Tag Team Championship

(4) Trey Miguel (c) vs. Black Taurus – for the X-Division Championship

(5) Joe Hendry (c) vs, Moose – for the Digital Media Championship

(6) Masha Slamovich vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Taylor Wilde – Knockouts #1 Contender

(7) Rich Swann vs. Steve Maclin – No DQ, Falls Count Anywhere

(8) Mike Bailey vs. Kenny King –Pit Fight (Win by Knockout or Submission)

(9) Eddie Edwards vs. Jonathan Gresham

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