IMPACT On AXS TV Results (12/16/2021)

IMPACT On AXS TV Results From Skyway Studios In Nashville, TN. (12/16/2021)

The road to the upcoming IMPACT Hard To Kill 2022 special event continues this evening.

IMPACT On AXS TV returns this evening starting at 8/7c from the IMPACT Zone at Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, with the latest build-up to their first-pay-per-view event of the upcoming new year, IMPACT Hard To Kill 2022.

On tap for tonight’s show is Trey Miguel vs. John Skyler for the X-Division title, the Hard to Kill 2022 contract signing for the Moose vs. W. Morrissey vs. Matt Cardona triple-threat match for the IMPACT title, Jessie McKay vs. Tenille Dashwood, Laredo Kid vs. Chris Bey, Doc Gallows & Joe Doering vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack, as well as Josh Alexander vs. Rohit Raju.

Additionally, announced for the Before The IMPACT pre-show leading into tonight’s main card on AXS TV is a singles match with Ace Austin squaring off against Hernandez in a one-on-one showdown.

Featured below are complete IMPACT On AXS TV results from Thursday, December 16, 2021.

IMPACT ON AXS TV RESULTS (12/16/2021)

We kick off this week’s show with an “In memory of” graphic in honor of James “Jimmy Rave” Guffey, who passed away recently after revealing just six weeks ago that he was forced to have both of his legs amputated as a result of contracting MRSA.

From there we transition into the regular trademark “We Own The Night” theme song and cold open video intro, the same package that opens the show each and every Thursday night on AXS TV.

Josh Alexander vs. Rohit Raju

Now we head down to the ring for our opening contest, as Matt Striker and D’Lo Brown welcome us to the program on commentary. Josh Alexander’s music hits and out he comes for his scheduled singles showdown against Rohit Raju.

Raju also makes his entrance, accompanied by Raj Singh. Singh takes his spot on the floor at ringside as Raju settles into the squared circle across from “The Walking Weapon.”

On that note, the bell sounds to get our first bout of the night off-and-running. Early on we see Raju faring fairly well, as he gets Alexander out to the floor and sends him into the steel guard rail with authority. From there, the action resumes inside the ring where Raju puts the boots to Alexander in the corner.

A few moments later we see Alexander begin his offensive comeback, connecting with multiple suplexes and then blasting Raju with a big boot to the grill that sends him down to the mat. He then secures an ankle lock submission, however Raj Singh provides a distraction that helps Raju shift the offensive momentum back in his favor.

Raju works over Alexander with a discus forearm shot and then a bunch of punches and kicks, before finishing his offensive sequence by building up a head of steam and connecting with a cannonball. He then heads to the top-rope and leaps off, connecting with a flying double stomp to the weakened ribs of Alexander, which the commentators point out are injured.

Finally we see Alexander begin his big fired-up offensive comeback. First, he fights back into competitive form and then he begins taking over and looking to finish Raju off. “The Walking Weapon” is showing his newly featured trait that sees him lose control of his emotions. This works out in his favor in this instance, as he beats down Raju and then scores the pin fall victory after connecting with his C4 Spike / Divine Intervention finisher.

Winner: Josh Alexander

Backstage: Violent By Design & The Good Brothers

We shoot backstage where we see members of Violent By Design, as well as The Good Brothers duo. They talk about forming an alliance and working together this evening, as Joe Doering of VBD and Doc Gallows of The Good Brothers team up to take on the duo of Rich Swann and Willie Mack. After this segment wraps up, we head to a commercial break.

Chelsea Green Ready For First-Ever Knockouts Ultimate X Match

As we settle back in from the break, we see Chelsea Green standing backstage where she is interviewed by Gia Miller about entering the first-ever Knockouts Ultimate X match at the upcoming IMPACT Hard To Kill 2022 pay-per-view next month. She claims to be ready for the inaugural Knockouts version of the trademark IMPACT Wrestling gimmick match.

Joe Doering & Doc Gallows vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack

From there, we transition back inside the IMPACT Zone and head down to the ring for our second match of the evening. This will be the tag-team bout that was discussed earlier in the backstage segment with Violent By Design and The Good Brothers.

With that said, we are treated to the ring entrance of VBD, as they lead Joe Doering down to the ring. The Good Brothers’ theme hits and out comes Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson. Gallows and Doering are in the ring and ready for this intriguing tag-team contest.

The opposing duo of Rich Swann and Willie Mack also make their ring walks and they settle inside the squared circle. The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this one. We see Gallows and Mack kicking things off for their respective teams as we head to a mid-match commercial break.

When we return from the break, we see Gallows and Swann as the legal men in the ring, with Gallows dominating the action. As we settle back into the bout, we see Swann get distracted by Doering on the ring apron, which leads to Swann being knocked out to the floor.

Doering and Gallows isolate Swann in the ring until he finally blasts Doering with a big enzugiri, which buys himself enough time to make it to his corner to tag in Mack. From there, we see all four competitors in the ring simaltaneously. All hell breaks loose as they all brawl until we build to the finishing sequence, which sees Doering and Gallows hit a double-chokeslam on Mack for the pin fall victory.

Winners: Joe Doering & Doc Gallows

After The Match: Good Brothers, VBD Beat Down Swann/Mack, Eddie Edwards Makes Save

Once the bout wraps up, we see a post-match angle take place, as Violent By Design, as well as The Good Brothers, beat down Mack and Swann. They add insult to injury by continuing to work them over after defeating them in the actual match.

This continues until finally Eddie Edwards hits the ring to make the save, running off the aforementioned heel squads to end the post-match scene.

X-Division Championship
Trey Miguel (C) vs. John Skyler

Now we get ready for our lone championship contest of the evening, as it is time for the advertised IMPACT X-Division Championship showdown pitting title-holder Trey Miguel one-on-one against John Skyler.

With that said, we see John Skyler make his way down to the ring. He settles inside the squared circle and his entrance music wraps up. From there, the familiar sounds of Trey Miguel’s theme hits as the X-Division Champion makes his way into the ring.

The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this championship bout. Early on we see a lot of back-and-forth offense, with each guy slowly getting things going as they secure and trade reversals and counters out of holds and submission attempts.

As the pace and intensity picks up a bit, we see Miguel land a picture-perfect dropkick on Skyler, sending the challenger flying out of the ring and crashing on the hard floor below at ringside. This is followed up by Miguel building up a head of steam and connecting with a crazy suicide dive, splashing onto Skyler on the floor.

After that, Skyler shifts the offensive momentum to his favor, as he trips up Miguel by rolling in and right back out of the ring, before rolling in one final time and catching Miguel coming in after him with a big spear through the ropes. He goes for a cover once back in the ring, but Miguel kicks out at two to keep this match alive.

Things continue to look back for the champ, as Skyler grabs a hold of him and launches him with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Miguel crashes into the corner upon landing, which is immediately followed up by another pin attempt from Skyler. Miguel again manages to kick out before the count of three.

Now we see Miguel start to show signs of life. He eventually fights back into competitive form and then ultimately finishes this one off after he hits a big sunset bomb and a cheeky nandos kick into a big 6-1-9. He then connects with his trademark diving meteora off the top-rope for the pin fall victory to retain his X-Division Championship in an excellent featured bout.

Winner and STILL X-Division Champion: Trey Miguel

After The Match: Steve Maclin Lays Out Trey Miguel

Once the match wraps up, we see Miguel celebrating his victory with his title in-hand. The commentators run us through some of the key highlights of the match and then the champ begins heading to the back, only to get attacked from behind by Steve Maclin.

Maclin ends up beating down Miguel and dragging him to the backstage area as we head to another commercial break. As we settle back in from the commercial break, we catch up with Maclin who has Miguel chained up, blindfolded and gagged backstage. Maclin talks to Miguel off-camera as the segment wraps up.

Chris Bey vs. Laredo Kid

It’s now time to head back down to the squared circle for another advertised singles match. With that said, The Bullet Club’s own Chris Bey makes his way down to the ring accompanied by the big man of the group — Hikuleo.

Bey settles into the ring while Hikuleo takes his spot at the ringside area on the floor, as the opponent for Bey — masked fan-favorite Laredo Kid — makes his way out and heads to the ring.

The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this one. The two lock-up to get this one underway. Laredo backs Chris into the corner for a clean break before Laredo dropkicks Chris and Chris kicks Laredo in the midsection before Laredo catches Chris coming in with a boot and hits an enzuigiri into a springboard lariat that nearly turns him inside-out.

After that, Kid connects with a head scissors spot that sends Bey out of the ring. He tries to follow-up with a cannonball off of the ring apron onto Bey on the floor, however things don’t go as he plans as he gets distracted by Hikuleo and ends up landing hard on the floor after missing his intended target.

From there, Bey slams Kid into the ring steps and the steel ring post before smashing him back-first into the ring apron. He then brings him back inside the ring and goes for the cover, only for Kid to kick out before the count of three. Chris dropkicks the knee of Laredo before hitting a jumping front dropkick fo two before choking him in the ropes and distracting the referee before Hikuleo chokes him in the ropes and drops him with a right hand before Chris covers him for a near fall.

Bey connects with a variety of punches and kicks on Kid in the corner, which he follows up on by diving into a cross-body splash for another near fall attempt. He pops back up and puts the boots to Kid’s ribs before following-up with a jumping stomp to te mid-section. He secures a rear chin-lock after that and connects with an enzugiri before coming up short on a diving elbow drop attempt.

Kid hits a big slingshot senton, only for Bey to roll out to the floor. Kid isn’t having this, however, as he keeps bringing the fight to him by connecting with a suicide dive. He follows that up with a back-suplex and then heads to the top-rope. Hikuleo ends up knocking him off the top and down onto the floor — hard. We see the referee checking on him as we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.

When we return from the break, we see Kid in control of the action. He hits back-to-back moonsaults for a near fall, only for Bey to shift the offensive momentum back into his favor by connecting with a big neck-breaker. Kid fights back and hits an avalanche driver for a close two-count. Bey sets Kid on the top-rope and hits a jumping stomp off the top rope for another close pin attempt.

From there, Kid hits a crazy destroyer spot before fighting with Hikuleo off the top-rope. He ends up getting the better of the brawl, as he gets Hikuleo down to the floor and connects with a tope suicida splash to follow-up. He then heads back to the top-rope with intentions of finishing off Bey as well, however Bey catches him with an enzugiri and follows that up with a cutter in mid-air after Kid leaps off the top-rope. Bey then scores the pin fall victory in what was another great match on tonight’s show.

Winner: Chris Bey

Mickie James, Deonna Purrazzo Have No Contact Clause Until Texas Death Match

We shoot to an “earlier today” segment after the Bey-Kid match wraps up, which features Deonna Purrazzo having a confrontation with IMPACT Knockouts Champion Mickie James at an autograph session. This leads to “The Virtuosa” following the champ back to the locker room and attacking her. The two engage in a wild brawl until eventually a bunch of officials and security members hit the scene to break things up.

From there, we catch up with IMPACT executives Scott D’Amore and Gail Kim, who go on to reinstate a “no contact” clause between Purrazzo and James until they meet inside the squared circle again — this time in a Texas Death Match at the upcoming IMPACT Hard To Kill 2022 pay-per-view next month.

Tenille Dashwood vs Jessie McKay

Now we head back down to the ring for our next match of the evening, which is the advertised women’s singles match pitting The Influence’s Tenille Dashwood one-on-one against The IInspiration’s Jessie McKay.

The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with this Knockouts bout. Early on we see some back-and-forth action and then Dashwood jumps into an early offensive lead. It doesn’t last long, however, as McKay blasts Dashwood with a big shoulder block and poses over her as we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.

We return from the break and we see McKay is still very much in control of the offense, taking it to Dashwood in arrogant fashion the same way she was when we headed into the previous ad break. Eventually, Dashwood fights back and hits a big neckbreaker in the ropes for a two-count.

From there, Dashwood stretches McKay in the ring ropes and ends up posing for a photograph with fellow member of The Influence — Madison Rayne — before slingshotting McKay into the bottom rope for a close near fall. Dashwood then locks in a full nelson. McKay eventually gets back to her feet and hits a discus forearm shot and follows that up with a big suplex for a near fall of her own.

Finally, things build to the finish, which sees Kaleb With A K get involved on behalf of his fellow Influence member, pulling the referee out of the ring during a key moment for McKay. He then trips up McKay when she’s heading back into the ring, leading to Dashwood connecting with her spotlight kick finishing move for the pin fall victory.

Winner: Tenille Dashwood

IMPACT Hard To Kill 2022 Main Event Contract Signing

We head to the ring for our main event segment of this week’s edition of IMPACT On AXS TV. Scott D’Amore is in the ring, which features a table and a nice professional-looking set-up.

D’Amore introduces the competitors for the scheduled triple-threat world championship main event of the Hard To Kill PPV on January 8 in Dallas, Texas. Out comes Matt Cardona with Chelsea Green, W. Morrissey and the IMPACT World Champion himself — Moose.

The proceedings get underway as the three men take their respective seats at the table, as they are ready to put pen-to-paper for their big title showdown on 1/8. They each take turns cutting a promo and then Morrissey signs the dotted line, stands up and exits the ring.

With Cardona and Green left with only Moose and D’Amore in the ring. Cardona and Moose sign the contract for the big match as well, and then we hear them trading insults. Moose calls Matt Cardona “Mid-Card-ona” again, however it is when he calls Green a whore that things get ugly.

Moose ends up beating down Cardona. He puts him through the table in the ring. He exits the ring and begins heading to the back, but then he stops and turns back to the ring. He pushes Green out of his way and then puts Cardona’s head through a steel folding chair. He grabs another chair and looks to smash it into the one wrapped around Cardona’s neck.

Instead, Green grabs the chair. Moose yanks it away from her, however Cardona recovers and goes after Moose with the chair. Moose ends up moving and Cardona ends up blasting Green with the chair. He lays her out to end the segment, and this week’s show. That’s how this week’s episode goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!

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