IMPACT Wrestling Results - January 20 2022
Alexander vs. Haas
IMPACT opened with Knockouts number one contender and Ultimate X winner Tasha Steelz taking on Chelsea Green in singles action. With Knockouts Champion Mickie James watching on from commentary, Steelz sent a message, dominating Green for swathes of the match, before getting the clean win with a Crucifix Bomb. Steelz grabbed a mic after her win, and told James she’d send her back to Virginia, the NWA, Nick Aldis, and her son as a failure. Naturally, James threw hands, with Chelsea Green helping James clear the ring of Steelz and Sasha Evans.
A planned tag match between The Influence and Decay was turned into a handicap match, after Tenille Dashwood and Madison Rayne attacked Decay beforehand, sending Rosemary to the back after ramming her shoulder into the ringpost. Havok stayed the course, and despite having moments on top, the numbers advantage worked against her, with The Influence getting the win before facing Knockouts Tag Team Champions The IInspiration next week.
That wasn’t the only handicap match of the night, as a fully face W. Morrissey destroyed The Learning Tree’s VSK and Zicky Dice, before calling out IMPACT World Champion Moose, saying he’ll hunt the champ until he is granted a title match. Scott D’Amore would sanction a match between the two at No Surrender.
With the ROH invaders watching on surrounded by IMPACT security, ROH World Champion Jonathan Gresham put the title on the line against Steve Maclin in a pure rules match - such is Gresham’s demand for every title defence. Maclin refused the ‘code of honor’ handshake throughout the match, but put on a spirited display against Gresham, proving he can wrestle as well as he can fight, even managing to get Gresham to use all three of his permitted rope breaks. ‘The Octopus’ wrestled his way back into the bout, working over Maclin’s knee to bring him down for a Figure Four, before eventually getting the win with a rope leveraged figure four pin - legal as Maclin was out of rope breaks himself. Post-match, Maclin once again refused to shake Gresham’s hand, as the ROH renegades were escorted from their balcony by security.
The uneasy alliance between VBD and The Good Brothers continued as Joe Doering and Doc Gallows teamed up to defeat Rhino and Heath in tag action. It was by no means a clean victory, as VBD Svengali Eric Young got involved with his trusty flag, allowing Doering and Gallows to hit Heath with a double chokeslam for the win.
And after making his presence felt last week, Charlie Haas took on Josh Alexander in IMPACT’s main event, with Chris Sabin watching on from commentary. Haas and Alexander went back-and-forth, their styles very similar, with both men jockeying for position. Haas looked to have things in control with multiple German suplexes, but Alexander reversed into some of his own. Alexander looked uncomfortable as Haas had worked over his knee, but fought through the pain with gritted teeth, sinking the Kurt Angle grapevined Ankle lock for the win.
Post-match, Alexander and Haas shook hands, as the ROH renegades reared their ugly heads, as PCO, Vincent, and The OGK beat down both men, before being chased away by Sabin, Willie Mack, Rich Swann, Heath, Rhino, and a Kenny the kendo stick swinging Eddie Edwards, as Maria Kanellis took the mic in the skybox, saying the group used to believe in honour and the rules, before declaring this was ‘Honor No More’.
- Tasha Steelz def. Chelsea Green
- The Influence def. Havok - Handicap match
- W. Morrissey def. VSK & Zicky Dice - Handicap match
- Jonathan Gresham (c) def. Steve Maclin - ROH World Championship Pure Rules Match
- Doc Gallows & Joe Doering def. Rhino & Heath
- Josh Alexander def. Charlie Haas