The fallout from the Slammiversary pay-per-view goes down tonight inside the Impact Zone.
IMPACT Wrestling returns on AXS TV this evening with the post-pay-per-view edition of their weekly television program from Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.
On tap for tonight’s show is an appearance by Bullet Club leader and NJPW star Jay White, an appearance by Mickie James, a Knockouts Tag-Team Title bout pitting Rosemary & Havok against former champions Fire ‘N’ Flava, Ace Austin & Madmad Fulton will take on FinJuice in tag-team action, Chris Bey will go one-on-one with Rohit Raju and in mixed tag action, Brian Myers, Sam Beale & Tenille Dashwood will battle Jake Something, Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green.
Featured below are complete IMPACT Wrestling results from Thursday, July 22, 2021.
IMPACT WRESTLING ON AXS TV RESULTS (7/22/2021)
This week’s show kicks off with a recap from Slammiversary with various highlights of key moments from the pay-per-view event that took place this past Saturday night.
From there, the regular weekly signature opening video plays and then we shoot inside the Impact Zone at Skyway Studios in Nashville, TN. where the camera pans around the venue to show the fans in attendance.
Chris Bey vs. Rohit Raju
Matt Striker and D’Lo Brown welcome us to the show and then we head down to the ring where the ring announcer introduces Chris Bey for tonight’s opening contest. As he settles into the ring, we see highlights from the Ultimate X match for the X-Division Championship at Saturday’s show.
After that, we return live where Rohit Raju’s theme plays and out he comes for this one-on-one contest. As he settles into the ring, we hear Striker and Brown on commentary talking about how things in the industry are closer now than ever before to the old-school territory days of the business.
We hear the bell sound and after they quickly mention how great it is to have fans back inside the Impact Zone for their shows, Striker and Brown start to focus on the action that is getting underway in the squared circle.
Early on, Bey does a good job taking it to Raju as fans cheer him on. Raju starts getting in some offense of his own and then Bey catches his leg on a kick. He pauses and lets the leg go like a good sportsman, and Raju tries to take advantage of his kindness.
They go at it again and now we see Raju get Bey down to the mat, but from the mat, Bey throws his legs up and twists them to bring Raju down to the mat. Bey lays Raju across the top rope and goes for a flying elbow but Raju escapes and starts taking over the offensive momentum in this one.
Now, Mahabali Shera makes his first appearance in the contest, as he gets some sneak attack in to help Raju further widen the offensive gap between himself and Bey, as Raju is now comfortably in control of the action. The fans try and rally behind Bey.
Finally, Raju misses a big cannonball spot in the corner on Bey, which allows Bey to fight back into competitive form. He hits a FameAsser and continues to dominate the action as he picks up the pace. He heads to the top-rope and comes off with a flying clothesline for a near fall.
Bey keeps taking it to Raju and he goes for the Air of Finesse, however Raju avoids it and ends up securing a crossface submission on Bey on the mat. Bey nearly makes it to the ropes but Raju circles them away from the ropes and yanks back on the hold again. Bey eventually escapes and fires up. Now he hits the Finesse finisher for the win.
Winner: Chris Bey
Jay White Approaches Chris Bey About An Offer
Once the match wraps up, we follow Chris Bey backstage as he runs into Jay White, who introduces himself and then asks if he got his message.
Bey said he did but wants to know what he wants from him. White talks about scouting people who have talent.
Bey says he must not have been scouting him for long, because he walks alone. White asks how that’s gone for him thus far and points out that his offer will eventually expire. He walks off.
Mickie James Heading To The Ring
From there we go to a different part of the backstage area where we see Mickie James walking the hallways, presumably heading towards the ring.
We hear the commentators talk about the big impact Mickie made at the Slammiversary PPV over the weekend before we head to a commercial break.
Don Callis With An Update On Kenny Omega & Thoughts On Jay White
We return from the break and Gia Miller is standing outside the locker room of Kenny Omega looking to get a word with the IMPACT Champion.
She knocks and out comes Don Callis with Omega’s IMPACT world title belt. He says he knows Gia wants to know about Omega. He goes on to mention being worried about the working environment in IMPACT after bringing up the stitches and blood Omega lost at Slammiversary.
Callis then mentions not being told about Jay White being in the building at Slammiversary. He mocks him being part of the Bullet Club version 5.0 and says maybe he’s here because he wants to be part of The Elite.
Mickie James & Gail Kim Convince Deonna Purrazzo To Work NWA Empowerrr
After that we go to Matt Striker and D’Lo Brown, who run down the lineup for tonight’s show and then we hear the “Hardcore Country” theme hit inside the Impact Zone.
From there, we shoot live and see Mickie make her way down to the ring. As she settles into the ring, we see her segment with Deonna Purrazzo at the Slammiversary PPV.
Back live, we hear the fans chanting “Welcome Back!” to Mickie, who starts off by saying it feels good to be back. She mentions things didn’t go as planned for her at the PPV this past Saturday night.
With that in mind, she says she would appreciate it if Deonna Purrazzo would come and join her in the ring. On that note, the theme hits for “The Virtuosa” and out comes the IMPACT Knockouts Champion.
Mickie tells Deonna that maybe there is a time and place for things and Slammiversary might not of been the best time. She says she was serious though and she has a desire to see Deonna at the NWA Empowerrr all-women’s PPV in August.
Purrazzo says she came out here to give Mickie the benefit of the doubt. She wanted her to take back her disrespectful actions from Slammiversary. She says she’s not out here for her she’s out here for herself.
She says she doesn’t need compliments from Mickie, she already knows how good she is. She says she already knows what Mickie wants. She wants NWA Empowerrr to be the best women’s PPV ever and to do that, she needs “The Virtuosa.”
Deonna demands she get on her knees and apologize to her. She says if she’s not willing to do that, maybe she should slap her into next week. Before anything else happens, we hear the theme of Gail Kim.
Gail Kim makes her way down to the ring to a nice reaction from the fans and even more praise from Striker and D’Lo on commentary. She says she came out here to clear up the confusion.
She says Mickie didn’t come to Slammiversary to steal Deonna’s thunder, she claims she asked Mickie to show up then to invite her to the all-women’s PPV. She says with everything Deonna has said, she hasn’t heard her say no.
Mickie adds in her two cents and makes another push for her to work the Empowerrr show. She asks her to please come to the show. She extends her hand and Deonna shakes it. The fans cheer and Deonna’s music plays as she leaves. Mickie and Gail hug and we head to another commercial break.
Jake Something, Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green vs. Brian Myers, Sam Beale & Tenille Dashwood
When we return from the break, we see the trio of Brian Myers, Sam Beale and Tenille Dashwood are in the ring waiting on their opponents for our next match here this evening.
From there, Jake Something makes his way out. He stops and waits for his partner and out comes Matt Cardona, who then himself waves on their partner for this six-person mixed tag-match, Chelsea Green.
As the trio heads to the ring, highlights are shown from their match at Slammiversary. We return live and it appears that Myers is gonna start for his team, but he instead tells Beale to start it off.
For his team, Jake kicks off the match. The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running. Jake takes it to Beale early on. Myers tags in, as does Cardona. Interference from Dashwood leads to Cardona finding himself on the receiving end of a beat down from Myers.
Myers tags Beale back in and knocks Jake off the apron before hitting a double-team spot with Beale on Cardona. Finally the ladies tag in and Chelsea takes it to Tenille straight out of the gate. Taylor Wilde runs down and helps out the babyface trio by pulling a distractor from the opposing side in Kaleb with a K, off the ring apron.
Green ends up in the ring with Beale, who picks her up but she ends up shoving him into Dashwood and hitting the Unprettier on Beale. She then covers him and scores the pin fall, giving her team the victory.
Winners: Jake Something, Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green
Eddie Edwards Addresses W. Morrissey
We see highlights from Slammiversary of W. Morrissey keeping his undefeated streak alive with his victory over Eddie Edwards.
From there, we shoot backstage where Edwards brings up that Morrissey was on his way to losing before using a chain cheap shot to knock out Edwards and steal the win.
He tells Morrissey that things between them aren’t done. He doesn’t want a rematch, however, he wants to finish this one where it started — in the parking lot. We head to a commercial break after this.
Eddie Edwards Beats Up W. Morrissey In Impromptu Parking Lot Brawl
We return from the break and see Eddie Edwards is in the parking lot, along with a bunch of fans. We see W. Morrissey making his way out to the parking lot now.
Edwards spots him and meets him half way, but it is Morrissey who is beating down Edwards early on. Edwards takes a beating for a minute or two and then starts using trash cans and ice chests as weapons.
Morrissey ends up avoiding a follow-up shot and blasts Edwards with a big boot to the grill. He sips some soda and spits it in Edwards’ face and then rams him into a giant production truck. He grabs a trash can now and beats Edwards down with it.
We see Morrissey grab a cable from the production truck and now he wraps it around Edwards’ neck and begins choking him with it. He slams the big cooler on him and stomps on it. Morrissey mocks the fans trying to rally behind Edwards and then blasts him with another big punch.
Edwards crawls away from Morrissey, or so it seems. He actually crawled towards two kendo sticks and he smiles and laughs and tells Morrissey it’s on. Morrissey says let’s go but charges right into a bunch of kendo stick shots from Edwards, who beats him down and lets out some war screams with blood on his face and fans chanting his name.
He leaves Morrissey laying as we head to another commercial break.
Tenille Dashwood Doesn’t Want Anything To Do With Brian Myers Anymore
We return from the break and see Gia Miller standing by with Brian Myers, Sam Beale, Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb with a K.
Miller asks if they’re re-thinking things after losing two matches in a row. Myers talks like things are fine but then Dashwood disagrees, telling him she isn’t staying with him as a partner after losing twice.
Myers is upset that he is finding this out now. Dashwood and Kaleb walk off as Myers complains about not having a partner. He tells Beale to find him one. Beale is excited that he gets to talk to girls. Myers walks off.
Jay White Confronted By The Elite, Chris Bey Makes Save
We head back inside the Impact Zone where the theme for Jay White hits and out comes “The Switchblade,” the leader of the Bullet Club and the NEVER OPEN WEIGHT Champion for NJPW.
He settles in the ring as the commentators sing his praise and his music dies down. The fans chant his nickname over-and-over again and then White begins speaking.
White calls himself the number one asset in all of pro wrestling and the last rock ‘n’ roller. He also touts himself as the man who single-handedly sold out Madison Square Garden. He brags about being the first-ever Grand Slam Champion.
He says he is the real belt collector and he is here for one man — David Finlay. He says Finlay thinks he can come to IMPACT and hide from him. He talks about the Finlay name once being respected but no longer is. He says his dad must be upset about that.
White brings up Finlay beating him in the past but claims it’ll never happen again. The fans chant “Too Sweet” and then White brings up those who throw the symbol up like it’s still 2013. He says those are the real fans of Jay White.
He says The Good Brothers have only been relevant when they tie their name to Bullet Club. He says he sees why they’re so desparate to join. He says this is his new era of Bullet Club, however, and they have standards. He says The Good Brothers simply aren’t good enough anymore.
He says as far as their application to re-join, the answer has to be “no.” He says if The Good Brothers want to appeal that decision … but before he can say anything else, the theme for Kenny Omega hits and out he comes along with The Good Brothers and Don Callis.
Callis takes his jacket off like he’s the one who is outraged. Omega tells Gallows and Anderson to hold him back. He hands the mic to Callis. He brings up Callis being one of his favorite talents in NJPW. Omega asks Callis if he remembers what the real Bullet Club was like.
Callis reminisces about that group and how it included the three men standing with him right now. He says while Jay was living the life of a young boy in Japan, these three men were selling out the Tokyo Dome. He claims the Bullet Club is loaded with mid-carders and says White is really here to ask to join The Elite.
White says he’s confused, saying he thought Callis doesn’t work here anymore. The fans chant “You got fired” at him. He then brings up Callis calling Omega a wrestling god. He says if he wants to talk about the old days, the last time he was in the ring with the supposed wrestling god, it was White who won. The fans chant “You beat Kenny!”
Omega says he and Don have to really talk about this. Callis and Omega head to the back and hand the mic over to Gallows and Anderson. Anderson says anytime he gets a good reception when the Bullet Club hits — he has them to thank. Gallows then credits them with making it possible for White and his buddies to make a living working in Japan.
Anderson and Gallows continue to talk as they make their way into the squared circle. They brag about having mansions and nice cars in Florida and bring up White having a nice “starter house” in Florida. Anderson says they have the Bullet Club leader and Bullet Club royalty from the past in the ring together. He tells White to tell them “thank you.”
White says things never change with Anderson and Gallows. He says they’ve only ever been about talking and that hasn’t changed. He says Anderson’s career ended when he lost the G1 Finals. He says he knows he’s everything they wished they could be. This leads to a brawl breaking out, with Anderson and Gallows taking it to White and beating him down in two-on-one fashion.
Chris Bey runs down to the ring to make the save and he does a good job fighting off the duo at first. White then joins in and helps rid the ring of The Good Brothers. The Bullet Club theme plays as White and Bey stand tall in the ring.
Kenny Omega Cuts Off Josh Alexander Backstage
From there we shoot backstage where Gia Miller is standing by with X-Division Champion Josh Alexander. He says nothing is gonna change and brings up the locker room needing to change. He says he’s gonna be the face of the company.
As he continues talking, through the camera shot walks Omega and Callis. Omega says he couldn’t help but overhear him talking about how he’s gonna become the face of IMPACT. He says you’re the X-Division guy, aren’t you? Lightweight? He walks off laughing as we head to a commercial break.
The Good Brothers Issue A Challenge
We return from the break to Anderson and Gallows standing backstage. They address the situation that just unfolded between them and the duo of Jay White and Chris Bey.
After running them down for a minute, they ultimately extend a challenge for a tag-team match. After the segment wraps up, we hear the commentators speculate whether or not White and Bey will accept the challenge.
Ace Austin & Madman Fulton vs. FinJuice
From there, the team of Ace Austin and Madman Fulton make their way down to the ring for our next match of the evening here on the post-Slammiversary edition of IMPACT on AXS.
After they settle into the squared circle, their music fades down and then the theme for FinJuice plays as the duo of David Finlay and Juice Robinson make their way out and down to the ring.
Austin and Finlay kick things off for their respective teams. After some early back-and-forth action, Austin establishes offensive control. He tags in Fulton just as the commentators lead us into a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
We’re back from the break and we see Austin taking it to Finlay as the commentators inform us that they have been dominating the action throughout the break. Fulton tags in and picks up where Austin left off, taking it to Finlay.
Ace tags back in again and now he controls Finlay with a rear chin lock on the mat as Robinson encourages him to make it to the corner for a badly needed tag for their team. Finlay eventually fights his way free but Austin drop toe-holds him down and keeps him on his side of the ring.
Finlay fires up again and after hitting a high back-body drop on Austin, he finally makes the hot tag to Robinson. Fulton also tags in. Robinson takes the hot tag and enters the ring like a man possessed, taking out any-and-everything that moves as the crowd lets him hear it. Fulton catches him but Robinson swings around his body and rolls him up for the win.
After The Match: The Action Continues …
Once the match wraps up, Fulton and Austin jump right on FinJuice for a post-match beatdown. Finlay and Robinson fight back into the lead, however Rohit Raju and Sheera come out and the four-on-two numbers game is too much. FinJuice gets beat down and left laying as the fans boo.
Violent By Design Attacks
Before we head to a commercial break, we hear from Rich Swann and his partner. He brings up Violent by Design complaining about losing their titles at Slammiversary. They go on to challenge them to a match.
The lights start flickering and out of nowhere, we see Eric Young standing behind them and then as the lights flicker in-and-out, Violent by Design beats the duo down. Young then talks to the camera saying they found them and next week — they will end them.
Scott D’Amore Announces Main Event For Next Week
We return from the break where Gia Miller catches up with Moose as he storms down the hallways backstage. She asks what this is about as he knocks on Scott D’Amore’s door.
Finally, D’Amore emerges and Moose brings up how he was nearly murdering Chris Sabin at Slammiversary. He demands a rematch with him.
Up walks Sabin who asks Moose if he is who he is looking for. He gets under Moose’s skin and D’Amore calms things down by announcing Moose vs. Sabin as the main event of next week’s IMPACT On AXS.
IMPACT Knockouts Tag-Team Championships
Fire ‘N’ Flava vs. Decay (C)
After the commentators run down the lineup for next week’s show, the team of Kiera Hogan and Tasha Steelz make their way out and down to the ring as the theme for the former Knockouts Tag-Team Champions plays. Fire ‘N’ Flava settles into the ring for this, our main event of the evening.
The lights go out and then the snow TV effect hits and out comes the new Knockouts Tag-Team Champions — the team of Decay — Havok and Rosemary. They make their way down to the ring for this Slammiversary rematch. As they settle into the ring, the commentators lead us into a pre-match commercial break.
We return from the break to see the match still in progress, as Rosemary is taking it to Hogan. Kiera starts using her speed and quickness to try and avoid her larger foe. The commentators talk about their match from this past Saturday night as the fans chant for Rosemary as she manhandles the smaller Kiera with ease.
Rosemary tags in Havok and the fans start chanting for her as she picks up where Rosemary left off, taking it to Kiera. She goes for her special piledriver but Kiera escapes and makes it over to her corner, where she tags in Steelz.
Steelz hits the ring and goes right after Havok. She enjoys a quick moment or two of success until ultimately Havok ragdolls her around again and then tags Rosemary back into the ring. We see a double team spot from Decay, as they hit their assisted splashes on Steelz in the corner.
Now we see the former champs take over the offensive control in this match and they begin utilizing quick, consistent tags to keep fresh people in the ring on Rosemary at all times. We see Crazzy Steve watching on from ringside as Steelz and Hogan take turns beating down Rosemary.
Tasha stops to taunt Rosemary with some quick twerking and then she goes back to beating on a grounded Rosemary. The fans try and rally behind one-half of the Knockouts Tag champs and it works, as Rosemary starts fighting back into competitive form. She hits a Sling Blade but misses a follow-up splash in the corner.
We see Steelz hit a Codebreaker on Rosemary for a near fall as the commentators criticise the decision by Rosemary to go for the splash in the corner after the slingblade instead of tagging in the fresh Havok. Steelz now tags Kiera in, who gets in some shots and then tags Steelz right back in.
The two hit some double-team moves on Rosemary and then Steelz takes over. Rosemary appears to be “Hulking up” as she begins no-selling punches from Tasha as she grows in anger with each attempted shot. She gets back to her feet and starts exchanging shots with her. We see a double cross-body from both attempted at the same time and both ladies are down.
Steelz and Rosemary both begin crawling to their corner to tag in their respective partners. They each make the tag and in comes Havok and Hogan. It is Havok, however who comes in with a hot-tag all fired up. She hits splashes on Hogan and Steelz in opposing corners of the ring. As Havok is distracted by Steelz at ringside, Hogan jumps on her back with a sleeper-hold. She backs herself into the corner and tags Rosemary back in.
Striker and Brown question if it was a smart move to tag in Rosemary so quick after she tagged out after a lengthy beating. Fire ‘N’ Flava have a miscommunication in a double team spot, which leads to Rosemary tagging Havok back in, who quickly puts them down and out, picking up the pin fall victory and helping Decay retain their titles in their first defense. The commentators thank us for tuning in and the show goes off the air on that note. Thanks for joining us!
Winners and STILL Knockouts Tag-Team Champions: Decay
IMPACT ON AXS REACTION & DISCUSSION (7/22/2021)
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