IMPACT Wrestling On AXS TV Recap (02/16): Rich Swann vs. Kenny King

IMPACT Wrestling recently held the latest episode of their flagship show, where the show’s main event saw Rich Swann face Kenny King in Singles action.

Below are the results from the show, courtesy of

– Deonna Purrazzo def. Steph De Lander in a Before The IMPACT Match. After the match, Gisele Shaw jumps Purrazzo from behind and attempts to pour chili on Purrazzo, but misses and hits Jai Vidal instead.

– KUSHIDA def. Chris Bey in a Singles Match.

– Santino Marella then announces that at No Surrender Dave LaGreca will moderate the first ever Busted Open Live between bitter rivals Tommy Dreamer and Bully Ray. Dreamer then says that he doesn’t want to do this and suggests they go their separate ways. Bully then tells Dreamer that he should leave IMPACT Wrestling, even adding more to the tension. It was then announced that next week there will be a Beat The Clock Challenge, where whoever beats their opponent in the fastest time will earn the opportunity to speak first at No Surrender.

– Steve Maclin def. Rhino in a #1 Contenders Qualifying Match at No Surrender.

– Gia Miller then conducts a sit-down interview with the #1 Contender for the Knockouts World Title Masha Slamovich. Bully Ray got in Masha’s ear and suggested that Knockouts World Champion Mickie James wasn’t taking her seriously and this led to Slamovich blindsiding James with a brutal assault last week on IMPACT. Slamovich says that she believes the message has not been received and wants James to sit front row for her match against Alisha tonight.

– Barry Horowitz def. Johnny Swinger in a Singles Match.

– We then head backstage, where Moose vows to get even with Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry. After inadvertently smashing the window of Santino Marella’s car, Moose is then put into a Dot Combat Match at No Surrender against Joe Hendry.

– Heath def. Eddie Edwards in a #1 Contenders Qualifying Match at No Surrender. After the match, PCO appears behind Edwards, but Edwards escapes before PCO can connect with the PCO-Sault.

– We then head backstage, where Deaner reveals that he and Callihan will battle Frankie Kazarian and Yuya Uemura in Tag Team action next week, which will lead to Step 5 in Callihan’s initiation process.

– Allysin Kay and Marti Belle, alongside Father James Mitchell, then delivers a message to the Death Dollz as the two teams will battle each other with the Knockouts World Tag Team Titles on the line at No Surrender.

– Masha Slamovich def. Alisha in a Singles Match. After the match, Masha Slamovich locks in a Rear Naked Choke until Mickie James leaves commentary and makes the save. A brawl then breaks out between champion and challenger at No Surrender, leading to Slamovich locking in the Rear Naked Choke on James.

– Crazzy Steve then challenges X-Division Champion Trey Miguel to a Monster’s Ball Match.

– Dirty Dango then continues to overstep his boundaries with Director of Authority Santino Marella. Dango tells Jonathan Gresham and Mike Bailey that before they compete against each other on Countdown to No Surrender, they will team up against IMPACT World Tag Team Champions the Motor City Machine Guns next week. Marella likes that idea and makes the match official.

– Rich Swann def. Kenny King in a Singles Match. After the match, Kenny King blindsides Rich Swann and is about to attack him with a steel chair when IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander makes the save. Kenny King ducks, causing Rich Swann to inadvertently superkick Josh Alexander. IMPACT Wrestling then goes off the air.

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