January 26, 2023
Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Commentary – Tom Hannifan & Matthew Rehwoldt
Results via ImpactWrestling.com
Quick Match Results
- Before The Impact pre-show: Zicky Dice defeated Charlie Bravo via High Roller (pinfall)
- Impact X-Division Championship – Trey Miguel (c) defeated Mike Jackson via Lightning Spiral (pinfall)
- KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight defeated The Good Hands via Hoverboard Lock (submission)
- Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Championship – The Death Dollz (c) defeated Giselle Shaw & Tara via Sick Driver (pinfall)
- Bullet Club defeated The Major Players via Jackknife Pin (pinfall)
- Jonathan Gresham defeated Sheldon Jean via Running Forearm Strike (pinfall)
- #1 Contender for Impact World Championship Golden Six Shooter Elimination match – Rich Swann defeated Moose, Eddie Edwards, Rhino, Chris Sabin, and Callihan via 450 Splash (pinfall)
Impact X-Division Championship
Mike Jackson vs. Trey Miguel (c)
It was a valiant effort by Mike Jackson but @TheTreyMiguel is STILL X-Division Champion. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/xih42oJMR8— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
Mike Jackson looks to become the oldest X-Division Champion of all time as he challenges Trey Miguel! Jackson has him reeling in the early going until Miguel goads him into a cheap shot. Miguel crashes an burns on a springboard Moonsault attempt, providing Jackson with an opening. Jackson hits a neckbreaker but Miguel tosses him to the floor to shut down his momentum. Jackson sidesteps, sending Miguel crashing into the steel ring post. Back in the ring, Jackson goes Old School as he walks across the top rope. Miguel fights him off, then connects with Lightning Spiral to retain the X-Division Title.
Winner: Trey Miguel via Pinfall to retain the X-Division Championship.
After the match, Miguel searches for his spray paint but instead finds Crazzy Steve hiding underneath the ring. Steve tags himself with Trey’s logo as Black Taurus appears on the ramp and sends the champ scurrying.
Backstage: Josh Alexander, Steve Maclin
The playing field is stacked with the bodies of challengers that @SteveMaclin has already beaten. #IMPACTonAXSTV @Walking_Weapon pic.twitter.com/RHjbL1YPWG— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
Gia Miller interviews IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander as he goes through the field in tonight’s Golden Six Shooter to determine his next challenger at No Surrender. Steve Maclin interrupts and warns Alexander that Scott D’Amore isn’t here to protect him anymore.
The Good Hands (John Skyler & Jason Hotch) vs. KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight
An INCREDIBLE dropkick by @Jet2Flyy opens the door for KUSHIDA to pick up the submission victory. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/kqCeJ0TYnx— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
The Good Hands face off against a formidable duo from New Japan Pro-Wrestling, KUSHIDA and Kevin Knight! Skyler chases KUSHIDA around the ringside area, then makes the blind tag to Hotch who attacks him from behind. Skyler knocks Knight off the apron before Hotch hits a bridging German suplex on KUSHIDA. Moments later, KUSHIDA bounces back with a handspring elbow to both of The Good Hands. This creates separation for KUSHIDA, allowing him to make the tag to Knight. The pace quickens as Knight hits a picture-perfect dropkick on Hotch. KUSHIDA has Hotch up on his shoulders as Knight dropkicks him down to the mat. Knight takes out Skyler with a crossbody to the floor. Meanwhile, KUSHIDA locks in the Kimura on Hotch to win by submission.
Winner: KUSHIDA & Kevin Knight via Submission.
Backstage: Gisele Shaw, Jai Vidal, Santino Marella
.@TheJaiVidal seems to be a HUGE fan of the “legendary” partner @milanmiracle has chosen for @GiseleShaw08. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/dwI27cZk4b— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
Gisele Shaw doesn’t seem happy when Santino Marella reveals who her partner will be in tonight’s Knockouts World Tag Team Title match against the Death Dollz.
Backstage: Jordynne Grace, Mickie James
.@JordynneGrace hasn’t forgotten about her rematch for the Knockouts World Championship, especially after she believes @MickieJames tapped out at #HardToKill. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/SfSQIR5ajO— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
Jordynne Grace declares victory in her contractually-obligated rematch for the Knockouts World Title. But first, Mickie James must get through #1 Contender Masha Slamovich at No Surrender.
Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Championship
Gisele Shaw & Tara vs. The Death Dollz (Taya Valkyrie & Jessicka) (c)
WIDOW’S PEAK! @REALLiSAMARiE was fed up of @GiseleShaw08 disrespectfully refusing to tag her into the match. #IMPACTonAXSTV @FearHavok @thetayavalkyrie pic.twitter.com/4l9oFgVzu7— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
Knockouts legend Tara is revealed as Santino Marella’s hand-picked partner for Gisele Shaw! Tara and Valkyrie shake hands in a tremendous show of respect. Moments later, Shaw forces her way into the match but pays for it as Valkyrie hits running double knees in the corner. Jessicka continues the attack with a Sick Kick but Shaw uses her quickness to gain control. Shaw turns her attention towards Tara on the apron, allowing Jessicka to blindside her with a running back elbow. Shaw chooses not to tag in Tara as Jai Vidal trips up Valkyrie from the outside. Turnabout is fair play as Rosemary spears him on the floor. Shaw hits Valkyrie with Tara’s own signature move, but it’s not enough to keep her down. Tensions explode between Tara and Shaw, leading to Tara taking out her partner with Widow’s Peak. Jessicka hits Shaw with an assisted Sick Driver to retain the Knockouts World Tag Team Titles.
Winner: The Death Dollz via Pinfall to retain the Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Championship.
Video: Taylor Wilde
It seems there’s a lot more @Kelly_WP in the future of @RealTaylorWilde. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/7MsoqLswzg— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
Taylor Wilde sees more of Killer Kelly in her future.
Backstage: Santino Marella, Bully Ray
.@bullyray5150 issues an ominous warning to @milanmiracle after Bully was excluded from tonight’s Golden Six Shooter match. #IMPACTonAXSTV @davidlagreca1 pic.twitter.com/la47AGdumk— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
Busted Open Radio’s Dave LaGreca tells Santino Marella that he’s honored to be here in IMPACT Wrestling. Bully Ray interrupts and criticizes Marella for not putting him in tonight’s Golden Six Shooter to determine Josh Alexander’s next challenger for the IMPACT World Title. Marella’s reasoning is simple – Bully faced Alexander at Hard To Kill and lost. Bully fires a warning shot, referencing his heinous attack on the last person to run IMPACT Wrestling, Scott D’Amore.
Backstage: Tasha Steelz, Savannah Evans
“This isn’t working.”— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
What does this mean for @RealTSteelz and @SavannahEvansNV‘s future? #IMPACTonAXSTV @MeanGiaMiller pic.twitter.com/wBtIYmLUpn
In an interview with Gia Miller, Tasha Steelz says that “this isn’t working”. Miller wonders if that’s in reference to her recently unsuccessful alliance with Savannah Evans.
The Major Players (Brian Myers & Matt Cardona) vs. Bullet Club (Ace Austin & Chris Bey)
You think you know @TheMattCardona and @Myers_Wrestling? To @joehendry they’ll always be “Edge’s b***h”. #IMPACTonAXSTV @ImChelseaGreen pic.twitter.com/7kl1ZNEtag— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
Revenge is in the air after Ace Austin and Chris Bey challenged Matt Cardona and Brian Myers to this tag team grudge match! Bullet Club gains the early advantage following a flurry of double team offense to the Major Players. Austin takes out Cardona and Myers with a double slingshot crossbody to the outside. Cardona provides a distraction from the apron, allowing Myers to gain control. Moments later, Cardona takes Austin off his feet with a running clothesline on the floor. Bey hits a springboard dropkick to take Myers off the apron. Bey continues the assault as he hits a high crossbody on Cardona. Myers sends Austin crashing into the steel ring steps, then goads Bey into a clothesline from Cardona. Bey gets his shoulder up following a Reboot, elbow drop combo from the Major Players. Bey sends them on a collision course with each other, followed by a unique pin cover from Austin on Cardona to win.
Winner: Bullet Club via Pinfall.
After the match, Joe Hendry accepts Matt Cardona’s challenge for a Digital Media Title match and reveals his latest music video, poking fun at the Major Players and calling them “Edge’s b****”.
Backstage: Moose, Major Players
.@Myers_Wrestling and @TheMattCardona are on board with @TheMooseNation to take care of @joehendry. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/uYhhPfa6IV— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
Backstage, the Major Players tell Moose that they’re going to take care of Joe Hendry.
Jonathan Gresham vs. Sheldon Jean
.@TheJonGresham ruthlessly pops out @SheldonJean_‘s knee for an emphatic victory. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/yBAONBSYNZ— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
Jonathan Gresham goes one-on-one with IMPACT newcomer, Sheldon Jean! Gresham locks in an ankle lock but Jean makes it to the bottom rope. Jean uses his size to gain the momentary advantage. Moments later, Gresham hyperextends the knee of Jean, followed by a running shot to the back for three.
Winner: Jonathan Gresham via Pinfall.
Next Week’s Show Card Rundown
Don’t miss an all-new IMPACT! next Thursday at 8/7c on AXS TV and 8:30pm ET on YouTube for IMPACT Insiders. Bullet Club’s Ace Austin and Chris Bey battle Kevin Knight and KUSHIDA. Plus, Gisele Shaw goes one-on-one with Savannah Evans and more.
#1 Contender for Impact World Championship Golden Six Shooter Elimination Match
Moose vs. Rhino vs. Callihan vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Rich Swann vs. Chris Sabin
.@GottaGetSwann will challenge @Walking_Weapon on February 24 at #NoSurrender! #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/r7omZzfi3t— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) January 27, 2023
Six former IMPACT World Champions collide in this elimination-style Golden Six Shooter match with the winner moving on to No Surrender to challenge Josh Alexander for the IMPACT World Title! Swann hits a senton off the apron, taking out Moose and Edwards on the floor. Moments later, Edwards bounces back with a Blue Thunder Bomb to Swann. Moose spears Rhino but Callihan superkicks him away to score the first elimination.
Elimination #1: Rhino.
Sabin spikes Moose with a top rope tornado DDT. Swann soars with a Frog Splash on Callihan. Edwards powerbombs Swann on top of Sabin for two. Edwards almost puts Sabin away with the Tiger Driver. PCO makes a shocking reappearance, distracting Edwards and allowing Sabin to roll him up for the elimination.
Elimination #2: Eddie Edwards.
Moose counters a tornado DDT from Sabin, then connects with a vicious spear for the third elimination.
Elimination #3: Chris Sabin.
Swann hits the handspring cutter on Callihan but that gives Moose an opening to blindside Swann and target his knee. Out of nowhere, Swann rolls up Moose to score the elimination.
Elimination #4: Moose.
Deaner, Angels and Kon of The Design make their way to ringside and instruct Callihan to take out Swann as the final part of his initiation. Swann turns the tide and connects with the 450 Splash to become #1 Contender for the IMPACT World Title.
Winner: Rich Swann via Pinfall.
Rich Swann will now challenge Josh Alexander for the IMPACT World Title at No Surrender.
After the match, The Design jump Swann with a brutal assault. Callihan is about to spike him with the Cactus Driver 97 when Yuya Uemura makes the save. IMPACT World Champion and Josh Alexander and Frankie Kazarian even the odds as chaos erupts in the IMPACT Zone.