IMPACT Wrestling 05 19 2022

IMPACT Results for Thursday courtesy of impact

The road to Slammiversary continues on an all-new IMPACT! on AXS TV.

Laredo Kid vs Mike Bailey – Ultimate X Qualifying Match

The winner of this match will punch their ticket to Slammiversary where Ace Austin will defend his X-Division Title in the returning Ultimate X match! Bailey avoids a dive from Laredo, then delivers a pump kick on the floor. Laredo turns the tide with a springboard Moonsault to the outside. Laredo plants Bailey on his face, then connects with two springboard Moonsaults in the corner. This time it’s Bailey who soars off the top with a missile dropkick. Bailey hits a twisting Shooting Star for two. Laredo counters Ultimo Weapon into a rollup for a near fall of his own. Bailey hits a pinpoint kick to the head, then traps Laredo in a pinning predicament to score the victory!

Laredo Kid def Mike Bailey – Ultimate X Qualifying Match

From the site of the Best of the Super Juniors tournament in Japan, X-Division Champion Ace Austin addresses Mike Bailey and Kenny King, who have qualified for Ultimate X at Slammiversary. Austin says that as long as he’s here, there is only second place.

Digital Media Champion Matt Cardona and Chelsea Green check in from their honeymoon. Cardona questions why Rich Swann challenged him for the Digital Media Title when he’s not even in the United States and says that he hasn’t earned an opportunity. Meanwhile, Green declares victory in the first-ever Queen of the Mountain match at Slammiversary but says she won’t be watching tonight’s six-Knockout tag.

Knockouts World Champion Tasha Steelz, Savannah Evans & Deonna Purrazzo vs AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Taya Valkyrie, Mia Yim & Jordynne Grace

Momentum is up for grabs as Mia Yim makes her IMPACT in-ring return! Champions square off in the opening moments as Valkyrie hits a modified Blue Thunder Bomb on Steelz. Grace continues the assault with a delayed vertical jackhammer. Evans baits Valkyrie and Yim into the ring, causing a distraction which allows Evans to blindside Grace. Moments later, Grace hits a swinging slam on Steelz to create separation. Yim enters the match with a burst of speed and plants Steelz with a sitdown powerbomb. The match begins to break down as everyone gets involved. Valkyrie hits Pandemonium on Evans, followed by Eat Defeat from Yim to score the victory!

AAA Reina de Reinas Champion Taya Valkyrie, Mia Yim & Jordynne Grace def Knockouts World Champion Tasha Steelz, Savannah Evans & Deonna Purrazzo

It’s time for a new edition of Locker Room Talk with the Knockouts World Tag Team Champions, The Influence! Tenille Dashwood and Madison Rayne reflect on their victory over Gisele Shaw and Alisha last week when they’re joined by their co-host, Johnny Swinger, and his new protégé, Zicky Dice. Moments later, Rosemary and Havok interrupt and remind The Influence that they’ve never beaten them for the Knockouts World Tag Team Titles!

The battle of the futures is now as Chris Sabin challenges Frankie Kazarian to a match next Thursday!

Eric Young looks back on his illustrious career in professional wrestling as he prepares to challenge Josh Alexander for the IMPACT World Title at Slammiversary.

Gia Miller interviews IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander who vows to usher in the next 20 years of this company as the new face of IMPACT Wrestling.

The OGK (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett) w/ Maria Kanellis vs The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)

The war between Honor No More and Bullet Club rages on as Maria Kanellis joins Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt on commentary for this tag team grudge match! Gallows takes Taven off his feet with a thunderous running clothesline. Bennett makes the blind tag, allowing him and Taven to hit Anderson with a flapjack on the ropes. Bennett adds insults to injury as he runs the ropes only to deliver a closed fist to the face of Anderson. Moments later, Anderson hits a Spinebuster on Bennett to create separation and make the tag to Gallows. The pace quickens as Gallows goes on the attack, hitting Taven with a pump-handle slam. Taven comes back with a springboard Moonsault on Gallows for two. Bennett inadvertently superkicks his own partner, allowing The Good Brothers to connect with a double team suplex. Anderson goes for the pin but Kanellis leaves commentary and provides a distraction on the apron. Anderson sidesteps an incoming Bennett, causing him to spear his own wife. Anderson takes him out with the Gun Stun for three!

The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) def The OGK (Matt Taven & Mike Bennett)

After returning from injury at Under Siege, a vengeful Sami Callihan vows to make Moose’s life a living hell.

Masha Slamovich vs Shawna Reed

Masha Slamovich looks to continue her dominance as she goes one-on-one with IMPACT newcomer Shawna Reed. The bell rings and Slamovich immediately charges towards her opponent. Slamovich has her beat following a running boot in the corner but opts to do more damage. Slamovich connects with the Snowplow to pick up another impressive victory!

Masha Slamovich def Shawna Reed

After the match, Havok confronts Slamovich in the middle of the ring, wanting to prove herself following her loss to Knockouts World Champion Tasha Steelz at Under Siege.

W. Morrissey has Bhupinder Gujjar’s back after challenging Raj Singh and Shera to a match next week in order to settle their differences once and for all!

Next Thursday at 8/7c on AXS TV and 8:30pm ET on YouTube for IMPACT Insiders, don’t miss an all-new IMPACT! on the road to Slammiversary. Chris Sabin battles returning IMPACT legend Frankie Kazarian. Masha Slamovich goes one-on-one with Havok. Trey Miguel takes on Alex Shelley in a first-time-ever Ultimate X Qualifying match. Plus, Jordynne Grace squares off with Chelsea Green and more!

IMPACT World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe) vs Violent By Design (Joe Doering & Deaner) w/ Eric Young – IMPACT World Tag Team Championship

The IMPACT World Tag Team Titles are on the line as The Briscoes defend their titles against the team they dethroned at Under Siege, Violent By Design! Mark launches himself off the apron, hitting Deaner with a neckbreaker on the floor. In the ring, Doering regains control with a massive crossbody to Jay. Deaner distracts the referee, allowing Young to illegally attack Jay from the outside. Jay uses his quickness to break free of the assault and make the tag to Mark. The pace quickens as Mark sends Doering to the floor with an Enzuigiri. Mark soars through the air, colliding with Doering on the outside. The Briscoes hit Deaner with a double team powerbomb for a very close near fall. Violent By Design isolates Jay as Deaner connects with a top rope headbutt for two. While Doering tussles with Mark on the top rope, Jay rolls up Deaner to score the three count!

IMPACT World Tag Team Champions The Briscoes (Mark & Jay Briscoe) def Violent By Design (Joe Doering & Deaner) w/ Eric Young – IMPACT World Tag Team Championship

After the bell, Eric Young joins Doering and Deaner in a 3-on-2 assault on The Briscoes until IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander makes the save! Alexander goes face-to-face with Young but is blindsided by Deaner and Doering. The Briscoes reenter the fray as they assist Alexander in clearing the ring. Josh Alexander and The Briscoes stand tall as IMPACT! goes off the air.