A new number one contender to the IMPACT World Championship will be decided tonight.
IMPACT On AXS TV returns this evening from the IMPACT Zone at Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with a loaded show from top-to-bottom.
On tap for the Thursday, August 12, 2021 episode of the weekly IMPACT Wrestling television program is a number one contender battle royal to decide Kenny Omega’s opponent for his IMPACT title defense at Emergence.
Also scheduled for tonight’s show is Tenille Dashwood vs. Taylor Wilde in Knockouts action, X-Division Champion Josh Alexander going one-on-one against Daivari, as well as FinJuice taking on Jay White and the newest addition to The Bullet Club — Chris Bey.
Featured below are complete IMPACT On AXS results for Thursday, August 12, 2021 from Skyway Studios in Nashville, TN.
IMPACT ON AXS RESULTS (8/12/2021)
After BTI wraps up with Sam Adonis picking up a victory in singles action, the pre-show moves over to this week’s IMPACT On AXS broadcast.
We shoot to highlights of this week’s AEW Dynamite where the IMPACT World Championship bout between Kenny Omega and Christian Cage was made for AEW Rampage on Friday night.
From there, we see the graphic advertising the match as we hear Matt Striker on commentary promising that we will hear from the champion and the challenger on tonight’s show.
Now the regular weekly IMPACT On AXS TV signature intro video plays and then we shoot inside the IMPACT Zone in Skyway Studios where the fans are on their feet and the camera pans around the Nashville, TN. venue as Striker and D’Lo Brown welcome us to the show.
Tenille Dashwood vs. Taylor Wilde
The theme music for Tenille Dashwood hits and out comes Kaleb With A K to bring out the Knockouts contender. The two head down to the ring for tonight’s opening contest as the commentary duo mention some action in store for tonight’s show.
As she settles into the ring, her music dies down. Now we hear the familiar sounds of Taylor Wilde’s theme and out she comes to chants of “Taylor! Taylor” from the fans inside the IMPACT Zone.
We hear the bell and we’re off-and-running with our first match of the evening. The fans chant “Let’s get Wilde!” before they get after it and then they do finally lock up to get this match underway. Wilde focuses her attack on the arm of Dashwood, isolating the limb of the women’s wrestling star and taking her down to the mat.
Wilde continues to dominate the action early on while Striker and D’Lo talk about some other ongoing issues and rivalries within the IMPACT Wrestling promotion. The fans are heavily into the action though, making a lot of noise as Wilde puts it on Dashwood with a wide-variety of fast-paced offensive moves. A head-scissors take-over from Wilde is followed up by Dashwood taking a moment to talk with Kaleb at ringside.
The fans chant along as the ref nearly counts her out, but she rolls in at nine to break the count. She is handed a fanny pack but the ref takes it. As she struggles with the ref over it, Wilde goes back to work on her. She bodyslams her down but is then distracted by Kaleb. She exits the ring and chases him around. Dashwood tries to cut her off with a clothesline but Wilde saw her coming. She decks her and rolls her back in the ring but is distracted again by Kaleb as she heads back in the ring.
This allows Dashwood to hit a neckbreaker and shift the momentum of this one in her favor for the first time in the contest. She puts the boots to her as the fans try and rally behind Wilde and will her back into competitive form. Dashwood is having none of this and continues to take it to her, stopping only to taunt the fans here-and-there.
Kaleb complains in Wilde’s face about her breaking his sunglasses as Dashwood beats her down. The fans break out in “Let’s get Wilde!” chants which gets Taylor back into the fight briefly, but Dashwood cuts her momentum short and begins beating her down some more. Wilde fights back again but Dashwood again cuts her off, this time hitting a butterfly suplex on her onto the turnbuckles in the corner.
Taylor begins making a fired-up comeback, decking Dashwood over-and-over again and hitting a nice tilt-a-whirl backbreaker as the commentators praise her ability to build momentum behind every move she executes. She gets involved in a pull-apart with Kaleb on the ring apron. Kaleb tries spraying hairspray in her eyes but gets the ref instead. Madison Rayne ends up hitting the scene and getting involved, leading to Dashwood hitting the spotlight for the win.
Winner: Tenille Dashwood
After The Match: Madison Rayne Aligned With Tenille Dashwood
Once the match wraps up, we hear the commentators play the confusion game after seeing Madison Rayne. Rayne and Dashwood stare each other down but then smile and hug as the fans react to seeing Rayne back in the ring and aligned with Dashwood. After this, we head to a commercial break.
Number One Contender Battle Royal Participants Make Their Cases
We return from the break and hear from many of the participants involved in the number one contender battle royal to determine the challenger for the IMPACT Championship at next week’s Emergence special. Each state their case for why they are going to win and go on to capture the IMPACT title.
Daivari vs. Josh Alexander
From there we head back inside the IMPACT Zone where Daivari’s theme hits and the wrestling veteran makes his way down to the ring for our next match of the evening.
As he settles into the squared circle, his music dies down and then the familiar sounds of X-Division Champion Josh Alexander’s entrance music plays as he heads to the ring to chants of “Walking Weapon!” from the fans inside the IMPACT Zone.
The two lock-up after the bell sounds to get this one off-and-running. The two push-and-pull around the ring and then hit the mat where Daivari throws some insulting slaps to the back of Alexander’s head. Alexander ends up reversing him and nearly securing his ankle lock submission early.
Back on their feet, these two go at it again, exchanging strikes as fans chant “Walking Weapon” again. Alexander hits a big running boot that decks Daivari and then we see Jake Something come out from the back to get a closer look at this one. Alexander notices him as Striker and D’Lo talk us into a mid-match commercial break.
When we return from the break we see Alexander still in control of the action, hitting a backbreaker for a near fall as we see Jake Something still watching on from the entrance ramp. He ends up distracting Alexander just enough for Daivari to pull ahead into the offensive lead. Daivari slams Alexander on anything and everything around ringside and then brings the action back into the ring.
Once they get back inside the ring ropes, Daivari continues his onslaught but not for long, as The Walking Weapon begins taking over again and eventually he gets Daivari down and into the ankle lock submission. Daivari ends up countering out of it and rolling Alexander up with his feet on the ropes, yet the X-Division Champion still kicked out. Daivari hits a DDT and goes for another cover but again Alexander hangs on.
Alexander fires up again and hits three consecutive German suplexes. He follows that up with the C4 spike finisher for the pin fall victory in another impressive performance from the fighting champion in the X-Division in IMPACT Wrestling.
Winner: Josh Alexander
After The Match: Jake Something Is Coming For The X-Division Title
Once the match wraps up, Alexander gets on the ropes to pose to the fans and celebrate his hard-earned victory. As he’s doing this, Jake Something heads down into the ring. He picks up the X-Division Championship and looks at it. Alexander notices them and the two have a quick face-off before Jake walks off.
IMPACT Stars Weigh-In On Kenny Omega vs. Christian Cage At AEW Rampage
We hear from a number of IMPACT Wrestling talents and personalities as they give their thoughts and predictions on the AEW Championship match between Kenny Omega and Christian Cage in the first-ever match on the first-ever episode of AEW Rampage on TNT this Friday night at 10/9c. After this, we head to another commercial break.
The Good Brothers & Violent By Design Make A Match For Next Week
We return from the break to The Good Brothers talking to the camera about how IMPACT Wrestling belongs to them. They talk about their tag-team title defense against Willie Mack & Rich Swann and the team of Violent By Design at Emergence.
As they talk down to VBD, the lights flicker and then they show up. Eric Young claims that IMPACT doesn’t belong to them, it belongs to VBD.
Gallows asks which duo from VBD is going to be represented at Emergence. Joe and Gallows get in each others face and determine that next week they will decide who the big man in IMPACT truly is.
Kiera Hogan Addresses Break-Up Of Fire ‘N’ Flava, Su Yung & Kimber Lee Attack
From there, we head back inside the IMPACT Zone where Kiera Hogan makes an unannounced trip down to the ring. As she does we see footage of her being attacked by her former Fire ‘N’ Flava tag partner Tasha Steelz on last week’s show.
Kiera takes to the mic as her music dies down. She claims Fire ‘N’ Flava was supposed to be better than that. She tells Tasha she thought they were real friends that understood each other better than anybody. She guesses Tasha thought she could pull a quick one over her with her “big goofy-assed friend.”
She claims Tasha already knows how she gets down. She tells her and her big goofy ass friend to come down here right now. She stares at the entrance area but instead of Tasha, the theme for Su Yung hits and out she comes, along with Kimber Lee. The commentators play the confusion as Kimber Lee heads down to the ring with a demented look to her.
Kimber Lee screams out and then goes after Kiera. The two hit the ground and brawl until Kiera gets up and blasts her with a super kick. Su Yung begins approaching the ring. She pulls out a glove from her bra and as she does, Kimber is doing the same thing like a puppet being worked by Su from a distance. She puts the bloody glove on her own hand as well and shoves it down the throat of Kiera.
She heads out to the floor with Kiera and drags her up the entrance ramp to Su Yung and to the back by her hair. The commentators play the confusion again as the segment wraps up and we head back to another commercial break.
Kenny Omega & Don Callis Address AEW Rampage Title Match
When we return from the break, we see Kenny Omega and Don Callis sitting together in the locker room. Callis talks as Omega takes tape off his wrists while the IMPACT Championship is sitting on his lap.
Callis talks about how they stole the championship from IMPACT and now unfairly they are trying to force Omega to defend it against Christian Cage at AEW Rampage because Scott D’Amore and Tony Khan had their egos bruised.
Don tells them that they are bringing knives to a gun fight and that they will soon see what they have in store for them. He vows that Omega will have their belts forever. Omega says they can put their daddies allowances together to buy as many contenders possible to try and take their titles off of him, but he says no one is on his level.
Omega says if Christian Cage is the best they’ve got that’s fine, he’ll show up tomorrow and put their title on the line but after that he doesn’t want to hear a peep from anyone.
Chris Bey & Jay White vs. FinJuice
Now we head back inside the IMPACT Zone where Chris Bey’s theme hits and the newest addition to The Bullet Club makes his way down to the ring to a nice reaction from the fans inside the IMPACT Zone.
He settles into the ring and then the NEVER Openweight Champion and the leader of The Bullet Club, Jay White, makes his way out and joins him inside the squared circle for our next match of the evening.
The commentators talk about White’s upcoming defense of his aforementioned title against David Finlay. From there, White’s music dies down and the theme for FinJuice hits. Out comes Finlay and Juice Robinson to the ring for tag-team action.
We hear the bell sound to get this one off-and-running. White and Finlay kick things off for their respective teams. Early on we see Finlay jump off to an early offensive advantage. Bey tags in and gives his best effort but also comes up short.
Juice Robinson tags in and shortly thereafter, The Bullet Club duo begin to pull ahead into the offensive lead. Robinson ends up isolated in the ring as Bey and White take turns tagging in and out to keep a fresh man on him at all times.
Eventually, Robinson makes the much-needed tag to Finlay. Finlay takes the hot tag and begins firing up and going to work on Bey and White as the fans cheer him on inside the IMPACT Zone. White hits the ring and Robinson does as well to clear him out and keep it one-on-one between Bey and Finlay.
Finlay handles White outside the ring and then hits the Doomsday Device on Bey with Robinson. They go for the win after that but White hits the ring with a steel chair and gets his team disqualified.
Winners via DQ: FinJuice
After The Match: Jay White Attacks Finlay
Once the bell sounds for the DQ, we see The Bullet Club leader and NEVER Openweight Champion throw the steel chair into the face of Finlay, ala old-school Sabu in ECW style.
White gets in Finlay’s face and taunts him and then lays the chair down in the middle of the ring and does the throat-slicing gesture. He picks Finlay up and hits his Bladerunner finisher on him on the chair, leaving him laying and taunting him with the NEVER Openweight Title that they will fight for this Saturday at NJPW Resurgence.
Tasha Steelz Addresses Fire ‘N’ Flava Break-Up, Gets Approached By Fallah Bahh
We shoot backstage and Gia Miller is standing by with Tasha Steelz and her “big goofy-assed friend.” She is asked about the break-up of Fire ‘N’ Flava. She talks about Kiera Hogan coming to her over a year ago, not the other way around.
She claims the heatwave became too much and somebody had to go, noting it wasn’t going to be her. She says Savannah Evans was brought in because she’s the meanest most savage woman in the world and then makes fun of her over the attack she got from Su Yung and Kimber Lee earlier tonight.
As she continues to talk in comes Fallah Bahh. He asks for her help as back-up. Tasha isn’t as friendly as she has been before but decides she has a problem with the same people he does because they have the titles she wants. We head to a commercial break after this.
Deonna Purrazzo Confronts Melina Perez
When we return from the break Gia Miller is standing by with Melina Perez. She asks her about being back for NWA EmPowerrr.
Deonna Purrazzo comes in and mocks her for saying she’s grateful to be here after so many years. She claims she is training for opportunities.
Purrazzo goes on to note that she has been training with the Invicta FC Atomweight Champion in MMA and then introduces some footage of the two working together.
After the footage, Purrazzo compliments herself and then Melina talks about being someone who never quits or gives up. She then announces that next week she’ll be having a match so Purrazzo can see first-hand what she’s in store for at NWA EmPowerrr.
Christian Cage Talks IMPACT Title Match At AEW Rampage
Now we head to another locker room where AEW commentator Alex Marvez is standing by with an IMPACT microphone. He introduces his guest, Christian Cage, and brings up his big match tomorrow night.
Christian Cage vows to win the IMPACT Championship against Kenny Omega in the first-ever AEW Rampage match and then he’ll have the opportunity to return to a place he has a rich history, IMPACT Wrestling, next week.
He then wishes everyone in tonight’s battle royal good luck but points out that he’s the man they’ll be facing. After this we head to another commercial break.
Matt Cardona vs. John Skyler
As we return from the break we hear the familiar sounds of Matt Cardona’s theme song. He makes his way down to the ring for our next match of the evening.
The fans inside the IMPACT Zone give Cardona a good reception coming out and then the ring announcer introduces his opponent, John Skyler, who is already in the ring.
We hear the bell and we’re off-and-running with this singles contest. Striker calls Skyler one of wrestling’s best kept secrets coming out of the Carolina’s. Regardless, Cardona is putting it on him here in the early goings.
Striker and D’Lo continue to talk about talents coming out of different regions and appear to take a light shot at WWE when talking about talents from the Northeast. Carona gets Skyler on the floor and works him over but when they return to the ring, Skyler starts fighting back.
Again, Cardona knocks Skyler out of the ring and he hits a diving drop kick through the ropes that decks him at ringside. Cardona rolls him back into the ring and he rolls right back out. Cardona goes over to him but Skyler yanks him from the ring to the floor and then rams him back-first into the hard part of the ring apron.
Skyler goes on to dominate the action for a minute or two but then Cardona begins firing up for a comeback. As he does we see Rohit Raju and Shera coming down to the ringside area. Cardona is distracted by them and then turns into a jumping knee from Skyler that decks him. Skyler goes for the cover and thanks to the distraction, he pulls off the upset victory.
Winner: John Skyler
Number One Contender Battle Royal
We head back inside the IMPACT Zone where Eddie Edwards’ theme hits and the longtime fan-favorite in IMPACT Wrestling makes his way down to the ring as it is time to get ready for our main event of the evening.
On that note, we head to another commercial break. When we return, we see Moose wrapping up his ring entrance and then Sami Callihan’s theme hits and out he comes. The ring is already filled up with the rest of the participants in what is the advertised battle royal to decide the next challenger for the IMPACT Championship at next week’s Emergence special.
As soon as Callihan hits the ring the action gets underway. Suicide is immediately eliminated, as is Johnny Swinger and a third participant, as W. Morrissey makes a big impression with multiple eliminations straight out of the gate.
Everyone gangs up on Morrissey but he ends up breaking free from the attack. The fans chant Moose’s name and he joins in with everyone else in the battle royal. The entire collective works on eliminating Morrissey. They do and afterwards we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action in our main event number one contender battle royal continues.
When we return from the break we see highlights again of W. Morrissey being eliminated by everyone. Striker and D’Lo talk among themselves about who the favorite is now that he is no longer in the picture. D’Lo says Moose or possibly Eddie Edwards or Sami Callihan.
The action continues with the camera focus switching around to show different brawls taking place within all of the madness still taking place in the ring. The commentators talk about the Omega-Christian showdown on tomorrow night’s AEW Rampage premiere and then Petey Williams is eliminated.
Moose and No Way are shown duking it out after working together for a bit. Swann and Deaner are thrown over the top but land on the ring apron. They trade shots at eventually Swann knocks Deaner off to eliminate him. Another VBD member knocks Swann out. Rhino is thrown out by Willie Mack.
Madman Fulton is duking it out with Moose. Ace Austin runs over to help him out. D’Lo points out that Ace is running around hiding behind Fulton. Callihan appears to yank an earring out of Moose’s ear. Striker speculates that Fallah Bahh is the new favorite in this one, as he will be the hardest to throw out.
No Way gets eliminated and Bahh and Fulton start to duke it out. Bahh ends up clotheslining Fulton over the top-rope to eliminate him. Moose works on eliminating Bahh. He does. The fans chant for Moose afterwards. Callihan and Edwards work together to eliminate Moose but the big man hangs on.
Trey Miguel is nearly eliminated but he hangs on. The commentators note that we’re down to our last eight guys in this battle royal. They say now things should get interesting. Miguel works on eliminating Sam Beale but Brian Myers runs over and saves him. Chris Sabin is shown pounding away on Ace Austin.
Edwards hits a nice backpack stunner on Myers and then he looks to eliminate him. Sam Beale runs over and makes the save. Moose ends up knocking Eddie Edwards off the top-rope to eliminate him from the battle royal. Sabin and Moose go under the bottom rope and now they are duking it out on the floor at ringside.
Myers throws out his own buddy in Beale. He celebrates as he backs up into Callihan. Callihan hits a piledriver on Myers but then Ace Austin blasts him with a super kick. Callihan nearly eliminates Ace Austin but he skins the cat and yanks Callihan over the top and onto the apron. The two slug it out on the ring apron.
Fulton comes over and hoists Austin on his shoulders to help but Callihan still kicks him off to eliminate him. Moose runs over and knocks Callihan off the apron to eliminate him. Sabin gets back in the ring and blasts Moose with kicks until the big man hits a chokeslam that stops him dead in his tracks.
Moose hoists Sabin up onto his shoulder and looks to eliminate him but Sabin holds on. He gets on Moose’s back and slaps on a sleeper as the fans chant “This is awesome!” D’Lo points out on commentary that he’s never heard one of those chants during a battle royal. Myers re-enters the ring and throws Moose and Sabin both out to steal the win.
Striker then apologizes for calling Myers a moron. Myers pulls a fast one on everyone to pick up the victory and become the new number one contender. With the win he will move on to challenge either Kenny Omega or Christian Cage for the IMPACT Championship at next week’s IMPACT Emergence. The show goes off the air on that note. Thanks for joining us!
Winner and NEW No. 1 Contender to IMPACT Championship: Brian Myers
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 12, 2021
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