Impact Wrestling: Emergence Results 8/12/22 – Alexander vs. Shelley
-IMPACT Wrestling: Emergence – Results – 8/12/22
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X-Division Championship: “Speedball” Mike Bailey (c) vs. Jack Evans
Evans tries to sneak a pinfall past Bailey while faking a handshake to kick things off. Bailey and Evans trade and miss standing moonsaults and crash into each other, going for a crossbody. Bailey nails Evans with two tope suicidas. Evan comes back with a springboard corkscrew kick for a near fall.
“LET’S GO SPEEDBALL” chants emerge from the crowd.
Evans hits a nice snap vertical suplex for a two-count and knocks Bailey down with a kick coming off the ropes. Bailey hits a moonsault off a monkey flip and follows up with a running knee. Bailey hits a standing corkscrew shooting star press for a near fall.
Cartwheel back elbow by Evans into the corner follows up with a northern lights suplex and floats over for a falcon arrow for a two count. Both men begin to trade shots and catch each other with a big boot to the face. Both men are down and get back to their feet at the count of 8.
Bailey knocks Evans off the apron and hits a moonsault from the middle rope and outside the ring. Evans comes back with a top rope blockbuster. Evans climbs to the top, Bailey climbs up to catch him, and gets thrown via German suplex for his troubles.
Evans goes to set up his next move, but Bailey catches him with a spin kick. Bailey climbs to the top rope and hits the Ultimate Weapon for the 1-2-3.
Winner and still X-Division Champion: “Speedball” Mike Bailey
We go backstage, where Eddie Edwards is motivating Honor No More, telling them it’s not time to get complacent. Kenny King says he has no ego, and even though he’s not in the match, he understands he has an important part to play. Maria Kanellis says tonight is the final battle because Bullet Club is all out of ammo.
Steve Maclin vs. Sami Callihan:
Maclin rushes at Callihan in the middle of his entrance and slams him into the ring apron. Callihan returns with a suplex on the ramp and brings a chair into the ring. The bell has not rung as the two keep trying to use the chair on each other. The referee is knocked down as Maclin and Callihan brawl outside the ring and into the crowd. The camera has lost them as the two have seemingly vanished.
On to the next match.
KUSHIDA and Chris Sabin vs. Violent by Design (Eric Young & Deaner w/ Joe Doring)
Young and Kushida start things off as Young is very aggressive in the early going. Deaner tags in and is almost caught in a Hoverboard Lock. Sabin and Kushida make quick tags while working over Deaner’s left arm. Young tags in, climbs to the top, almost gets caught in a Hoverboard Lock, and bit his way out of it.
Kushida is trapped in VBD’s corner as Deaner hits a running dropkick. Deaner rakes Kushida’s eyes and hits a Russian Leg Sweep. Young goes for the pin, but Sabin breaks it up at two. Kushida fights hard to make the tag, but Young knocks Sabin off the apron just in time.
Kushida dives over VBD and makes the tag.
Sabin takes out Young and Deaner with a high cross body off the top. Sabin goes for Cradle Shock on Deaner, but Young breaks it up. Sabin and Kushida dig into the MCMG playbook and take out Young on the floor. VBD regains control, and Young goes for a piledriver on Sabin.
Sabin rolls up Young but gets drilled by Deaner. Young hits a top rope elbow on Sabin, and Kushida breaks up the pin. Deaner distracts the referee with the VBD flag pole, and Joe Doering pushes Kushida off the top onto the floor. Young blindsided Sabin and hits a piledriver for the three count.
Winners: Violent by Design
The new Impact Knockouts Tag Team Champions, Deonna Purrazzo and Chelsea Green are interviewed backstage. They brag about their win in the pre-show. Green said there was no doubt the two biggest stars in Impact would win the belts. They said they’ve always known how good they are despite being named bullies and difficult to deal with over the years.
Kenny King comes out to the ring with a microphone and steel chair in hand. He says it’s a very big night for Honor No More and says the Chicago Bears have a better chance of winning the Super Bowl than Bullet Club beating Honor No More. King calls out Heath, but Steve Mclin and Sami Callihan continue their brawl in the audience. It appears they have been fighting all this time.
King is distracted by the fighting, which allows Heath to sneak in and take out King with the Wake-up Call. Heath is interviewed in the crowd and says he won’t interfere in BC vs. HNM. However, if Honor No More exits after tonight, he will hit each member with a Wake-up Call.
Rey Horus vs. Bandido
Bandido dressed in homage to the green power ranger. Bandido lands a flying knee and takes over Horus with a corkscrew hurricanrana. Bandido hits a superkick, and the two trade various kicks and sweeps that fail to connect. Very fast pace.
Bandido hits a springboard corkscrew plancha and follows up with a Fosbury flop out of the ring and to the floor. Horus regains control and calls for a brainbuster, but Bandido counters it into the three amigos. Hours pulls the ropes down as Bandido falls out of the ring. Horus hits a somersault plancha over the corner and onto the floor on Bandido.
Horus hits a 180 splash off the top for a two-count. Bandido comes back with a one-arm military press on Horus and slams him to the mat. Bandido follows up with a leg lariat for a two count. Both men trade shots and fight to the second turnbuckle. Horus hits a Bandido with a tilt-a-whirl tornado DDT for a near fall. WOW!
Standing on the second turnbuckle, Bandido delivers a one-arm deadlift vertical suplex from the apron. Horus kicks out and fights back. Bandido catches him with a pop-up cutter. They trade face busters, and both men are down. Bandido and Horus do the Undertaker’s zombie sit-up right before the count of ten.
“FIGHT FOREVER” chants emerge from the crowd.
Bandido hits a frog splash for a near fall. Horus gets sent into the ropes and hits a pop-up tilt-a-whirl tornado DDT for a near fall. Again, WOW! Horus gets caught with a GTS, and Bandido hits a 21 Plex for the win.
Moose is interviewed backstage, tells Gia Miller he’s tired of her asking the same dumb questions, and claims he has no alliance with Steve Maclin. The brawl between Maclin and Callihan spills into the interview. Moose and Maclin work together and beat up Callihan. It spills out to the ringside area as security and D-Lo Brown break it up.
Scott D’Amore comes out and says it is his fault for making Maclin/Callihan a regular wrestling match. D’Amore makes it no DQ match and bans Moose from ringside. Maclin turns around and walks right into a chair shot from Callihan.
THE BELL HAS RUNG!
Steve Maclin vs. Sami Callihan
Callihan repeatedly slams the back of Maclin’s head into the steel steps. Maclin is a bloody mess as he gets chopped at will by Callihan. Maclin sets up Callihan tree of woe style on the ringside barricade and delivers a spear. Maclin follows up with a vertical suplex on the floor and jumps off the apron with a knee drop on Callihan.
Maclin works over Callihan on the floor with chair shots. Maclin removes several chairs and a swifer out from under the ring and throws them in the ring. Maclin gets rid of the swifer, which gets boos from the crowd. Maclin hits Callihan with repeated forearms to the head and yells, “I’M THE GODAMN KING OF IMPACT.”
Callihan hits an exploder suplex catching Maclin’s hip edge of the chair. Callihan threw a steel chair at Maclin, which hit him flush in the head. Some people won’t like that one. Callihan hits Maclin with another flush chair shot. Callihan goes for a piledriver, but Maclin hits him with a low blow. Maclin hits a plethora of chair shots on a downed Callihan.
Maclin throws a production toolbox in the ring and has zip ties. Maclin hits K.I-DDT and tries to tie up Callihan but can’t and applies a sleeper hold. Callihan hits him low and hits him for the third time with a flush chair shot to the head. Callihan repeatedly stomps away at Maclin’s lower regions. Callihan has the zip ties and ties up Maclin’s hands behind his back.
Callihan repeatedly slaps Maclin in the face while yelling, “YOU WANTED A WAR.” Maclin spits in Callihan’s face. Callihan is pissed and hits a Cactus Driver 97 and pins Maclin.
Winner: Sami Callihan
No DQ Ten Man Tag Match: Bullet Club (Chris Bey, Ace Austin, Hikuleo, Karl Anderson & Doc Gallows) vs. Honor No More (Eddie Edwards, Mike Bennett, Matt Taven, Vincent, & PCO w/ Maria Kanellis)
If Honor No More loses, they must disband the faction
If Honor No More wins, they receive a world tag team title shot
After a staredown between the two factions, Doc Gallows wastes no time distributing weapons to Bullet Club as it’s complete chaos. Eddie Edwards tries to take advantage of Gallows’ injured knee but to no avail. Ace Austin drills Matt Taven with a trash can lid, but Edwards makes the save before he can hurt Taven even more.
Taven and Bennett double team Hikuleo while keeping him off his feet. Vincent hit s dropkick off the second rope on Chris Bey for a two-count. Bey moved out of the way to avoid a dive from PCO with the trash can. Outside the ring, Taven and Bennett hit Hikuleo with a double low blow. Gallows and Bennett/Taven brawl into the crowd as Gallows is in control.
PCO comes in for the assist as he and Gallows fight to the second level of the audience. Gallows sends PCO crashing from the second level to the floor through a table.
Gallows makes his way back to the ringside area as Bey and Austin are setting up a table outside the ring. Taven hits Gallows low and places him off the table, which allows Vincent to hit the REDRUM off the top on Gallows to the floor. After a few moments, Gallows gets back in the ring but is favoring the arm.
Gallows is too hurt to hit the Magic Killer. Bennett and Taven take the opening and hit Gallows with the knockout blow, and pinned Gallows for the win. Honor No More remains intact, and Taven and Bennett get a future title match against Gallows and Anderson.
Winners: Honor No More
Impact Knockouts Championship: Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Mia Yim
Scott Armstrong is announced as the referee. Dueling chants from the crowd emerge as the two meet in the middle of the ring to shake hands. It’s a stalemate in the early going as both women jockey for position. Grace delivers a deadlift German suplex off the mat.
Mia Yim begins to quicken the pace and hits a stiff-looking dropkick in the corner. Yim follows up with a tope suicida and goes for the pin but only gets a 1 count. Yim is picking her shots with kicks to the chest and head. Yim goes for a suplex, but Grace blocks it. Yim transitions into a guillotine choke. Grace fights through it and hits a vertical suplex.
Both women fight to the top rope where Grace hits a running power bomb out of the corner. They trade shots in the center of the ring until Yim drops grace with a Pele kick. Grace pushes Yim into the ropes and catches her for a spinebuster.
Yim blocks a Grace Driver but gets switches the game plan and goes for a submission. Yim escapes, and the two chop away at each other while still tied up at the lets. Yim escapes and hits a tornado DDT for a near fall. Yim goes for another tornado DDT, but Grace saw it coming and hit a Muscle Buster for a close near fall.
Yim blocks another grace Driver attempt but gets perched up top. Yim blocks a superplex attempt and hits a code blue off the top, and we get another super close near fall. Yim is now fighting with a sense of urgency as the two exchange roll-ups and pin attempts.
Yim goes for the package piledriver, but Grace escapes and hits a Grave Driver for the 1-2-3.
Winner and still Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace
Grace and Yim are about to shake hands until the lights go down, marking the arrival of the undefeated Masha Slamovich. “MASHA’S GONNA KILL YOU” chants emerge from the crowd as Masha hands Grace a black envelope with a photo of Grace crossed out in red ink, which commentary called a “Death Warrant.”
Impact World Championship: Josh Alexander (c) vs. Alex Shelley
Shelley offers a handshake, which Alexander takes him up on as the bell rings. Both wrestlers are feeling each other with some chain wrestling early on, with neither man gaining an advantage. Shelley holds on to the side headlock in an attempt to cancel out Alexander’s power advantage.
Shelley found his opening and works over Alexander’s left knee. Alexander tries to power out of it, but Shelley rakes the eyes to maintain control. Alexander gets to his feet, but Shelley gets to the ropes and smoothly takes advantage of the break to work on Alexander’s shoulder.
Alexander level’s Shelley with a clothesline but shakes out his arm in discomfort. The champ follows up with a snap suplex and delivers a backbreaker for a two-count. Alexander gets caught coming in, and Shelley hits a double ax handle from the second rope nailing Alexander’s shoulder.
Shelley goes for the Boarder City Stretch but Alexander powers out of it. The two fight on the apron as Shelley targets Alexander’s injured shoulder to knock him off to the floor. Alexander catches Shelley with a cross body to the spine on the apron. Alexander brings Shelley into the ring but gets caught in a dragon screw leg whip.
Shelley alternates attacking Alexander’s left shoulder and left knee.
Alexander reached out with a punch, but Shelley caught him and applied the Hoverboard Lock. Alexander gets a rope break and attempts the C4 Spike, but his shoulder is too hurt to deliver the move. Both men jockey for a vertical suplex, but Alexander uses his power to hit a release fisherman suplex.
Alexander blocks several shots from Shelley and hits a t-bone suplex out of the corner.
Alexander hits a rolling senton and gets back to his feet, but Shelley hits a flat liner into the second turnbuckle. Shelley plants the champion with a tornado DDT and climbs to the top for a frog splash. Alexander kicks out at two and immediately applies an ankle lock. Shelley gets to the ropes for the break as the crowd chants, “THIS IS WRESTLING.”
Sliced Bread from Shelley gets rolled up by Alexander for two. Shelly drills Alexander with an Air Raid Crash for a near fall. Alexander rolls outside the ring, and Shelley follows. Shelley hits Sliced Bread on the floor. The referee checks on both men and gets back into the ring, and resets the 10 count.
Shelley rolls Alexander back in the ring, covers him for a two, and immediately applies the Border City Stretch. Alexander uses his legs to get to the bottom rope for the break. Shelley changes up chops with kicks to the left knee as Alexander eventually drops to his knees.
Alexander fires back with one chop that drops Shelley.
Shelley pops back up and kicks Alexander in his injured shoulder. Alexander avoids Shelley’s next move and delivers two German suplexes and drills Shelley face first into the canvas. Alexander hits a ripcord elbow for a near fall. Alexander catches an enziguri and gets the Ankle Lock. Shelley rolls over, but Alexander rolls with him and applies the Sharpshooter.
Shelley escapes and applies the Border City Stretch, Alexander escapes, and Shelley hits Shell Shocked. Shelley hits a second Shell Shocked, and Alexander kicks out. Shelley goes for another Sliced Bread, but Alexander catches him in mid-air and hits a spinning tombstone piledriver for a super close near fall.
After some difficulty due to the injured arm, Alexander finally hits the C4 Spike and the 1-2-3.
Winner and still Impact World Championship: Josh Alexander