IMPACT Wrestling Results - December 16 2021

Another step towards Hard to Kill

A tribute placard to Jimmy Rave kicked off tonight’s IMPACT.

All eyes were on the IMPACT World Title scene as Hard to Kill draws ever closer, as a contract signing between IMPACT World Champion Moose, W. Morrissey, and Matt Cardona headlined IMPACT. As with 99% of all wrestling contract signings, this one fell apart quickly, with Moose belittling his opponents as W. Morrissey simply signed the contract and walked to the back. Cardona couldn’t let Moose’s words lie though, and came back with some of his own, before Moose ragged Cardona and his fiancee Chelsea Green. Cardona attacked Moose for insulting his partner, but ate a uranage through a table for his troubles. Then as Moose readied for the kill with a chair, Chelsea stopped him, but ate a chair to the face as Moose ducked a chair attack from Cardona.

Things continue to escalate in the Knockouts Title scene, as Gail Kim announced that Champion Mickie James and Deonna Purrazzo will face off in a Texas Deathmatch at Hard to Kill. Purrazzo already has her hands full after confronting ROH Women’s World Champion at Rok-C at Final Battle 2021.

Former IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander continued his impressive form as he seeks a rematch with Moose, taking on Rohit Raju in IMPACT Wrestling’s opener. Raju too was in great form, keeping ‘The Walking Weapon’ at bay for portions of this match, but Alexander fought back and got the win after a C-4 Spike. Before Alexander gets to Moose though, he’ll have to get through JONAH, with the ‘Top Dog’ telling us a little more about himself in a vignette tonight.

As the tag title scene hots up, The Good Brothers and VBD came to some sort of a truce - despite not trusting each other - as Doc Gallows and Joe Doering teamed up to take on Rich Swann and Willie Mack. The heels made for an effective team as they swatted Swann and Mack aside, before all out violence erupted, with The GBS and VBD beating down Swann, Mack, Rhino, and Heath, until Eddie Edwards and Kenny the kendo stick made the save.

X Division Champion trey Miguel had a spirited victory over John Skyler, before Steve Maclin crashed the party, beating down the champ and dragging him to the back, before footage showed Miguel bound before Maclin…

If proof were needed that ‘the forbidden door’ is still open then it was right here, as Bullet Club’s Chris Bey took on AAA’s Laredo Kid in singles action. The two had wonderful chemistry, and put on the type of bout that TNA/IMPACT built their company on; fast, exciting, fresh. Eventually though Bey emerged victorious, as Bullet Club’s stature grows in IMPACT.

And in the final match of the night before the big contract signing, Tenille Dashwood and Jessie McKay met in singles action for the first time ever, as The Influence and The Iinspiration clashed. Eventually this one would go The influence’s way, as Kaleb (with a K) was a nuisance as ever, tripping McKay as Dashwood hit the Spotlight Kick for the win.

Full results:

  • Josh Alexander def. Rohit Raju
  • Doc Gallows & Joe Doering def. Rich Swann & Willie Mack
  • Trey Miguel def. John Skyler
  • Chris Bey def. Laredo Kid
  • Tenille Dashwood def. Jessie McKay

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