IMPACT Wrestling On AXS TV Recap (07/21): Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin

IMPACT Wrestling recently held the latest episode of their flagship show, where the show’s main event saw Alex Shelley battle Chris Sabin in a #1 Contender’s Match for Josh Alexander’s IMPACT World Title at IMPACT’s Emergence.

Below are the results from the show, courtesy of

– Laredo Kid def. Johnny Swinger in a Before The IMPACT Match.

– VXT (Deonna Purrazzo and Chelsea Green). def IMPACT Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace and Mia Yim.

– We head backstage, where Honor No More complains about not receiving any title opportunities since coming to IMPACT Wrestling. Eddie Edwards then says he is furious at PCO for not being present when Vincent was blindsided by Heath last week. Maria Kanellis then claims victory for Matt Taven and Mike Bennett in their tag team match against Ace Austin and Chris Bey of the Bullet Club tonight.

– “Speedball” Mike Bailey (c) def. Deaner to retain his IMPACT X-Division Championship.

– We then get a Ric Flair Moment of the Week presented by Starrcast V.

– We then head backstage, where Deonna Purrazzo demands that Gail Kim add her to the IMPACT Knockouts World Title Match with Jordynne Grace and Mia Yim at Emergence after she pinned the #1 Contender for the IMPACT Knockouts World Title earlier tonight. Gail Kim instead gives VXT an IMPACT Knockouts World Tag Team Title opportunity against Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie.

– We then get another backstage segment, where Eric Young tells Deaner to find a cure for “the sickness”.

– Masha Slamovich def. Madison Rayne. After the match, Masha Slamovich hands out another death warrant, this time to Gisele Shaw.

– We then head backstage, where Bhupinder Gujjar confronts Brian Myers about an IMPACT Digital Media Title opportunity. Bhupinder Gujjar says that Brian Myers is scared of facing him. Myers then tells Gujjar that a true champion never backs down from a challenge and that is why Gujjar should turn his attention towards Vincent, who was allegedly talking smack about the brightest blue-chip athlete from Punjab.

– We then get a video vignette that Killer Kelly is arriving to IMPACT Wrestling next week.

– Bullet Club (Ace Austin and Chris Bey) def. Honor No More (Matt Taven and Mike Bennett).

– We then head backstage, where Steve Maclin tells Gia Miller that he isn’t afraid of Sami Callihan, but the lights suddenly go out and the “Death Machine” attacks. Moose is then waiting right around the corner to blindside Sami Callihan, but just as they are about to take him out with a trash can, Sami Callihan escapes into the darkness.

– We then get a backstage segment, where since returning from the Undead Realm, Havok has transformed into an alter-ego known as Jessicka.

– We then get another backstage segment, where Rich Swann tells IMPACT Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore that he wants the opportunity that was never given to him, a shot to regain the IMPACT World Title. Scott D’Amore then says that tonight’s main event is already set and either Chris Sabin or Alex Shelley will challenge Josh Alexander at Emergence, but if Swann wants competition, then he can face KUSHIDA in his IMPACT Wrestling debut next week.

– Alex Shelley def. Chris Sabin to become the new #1 Contender to Josh Alexander’s IMPACT World Title at IMPACT’s Emergence. After the match, Joe Doering and Deaner attack the Motor City Machine Guns from behind in an attempt to “eliminate the sickness,” but KUSHIDA arrives to make the save.

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