On May 25, 2023, IMPACT hosted a new episode of IMPACT Wrestling on AXS TV & via their YouTube Channel. The show was headlined by the Winner of the A-Block of the 2023 NJPW Best of the Super Juniors Tournament, "Speedball" Mike Bailey, taking on the current #1 Contender for the X-Division Championship Alex Sabin.
Elsewhere on the card, Rich Swann faced off against Alan Angels, Sheldon Jean teamed up with Kenny King against DECAY, and Jordynne Grace took on Alisha Edwards in a one-on-one competition. Full results and highlights are listed below and will be updated as the show happens.
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- Chris Sabin def. Mike Bailey.
- Trinity was interviewed backstage. She said that she would keep on eye on the Knockout's Title match, but promised to take care of Gisele Shaw for being a "drama queen".
- There was a hype package promoting the match between Steve Maclin & PCO for Under Siege.
- Backstage, Steve Maclin stated that PCO was "not cleared" for Under Siege, saying that he would name a replacement later in the night.
- Sheldon Jean & Kenny King def. DECAY (Crazzy Steve & Black Taurus).
- After the match, King was confronted by Nick Aldis (who was on the broadcast team for the match). Aldis said that King only wanted to make a name for himself at the expense of Aldis. Aldis then beat up Sheldon Jean while King left the ring and said that he would save it for tomorrow.
- Taylor Wilde (w/ KiLynn King of The Coven) def. Jessicka.
- After the match, Courtney Rush (who may look similar to Rosemary) made her IMPACT Debut and made the save for Jessicka. Jessicka & Rush hugged after running off The Coven.
- Backstage, Rush told Jessicka that she was the human form of Rosemary, but said that Rosemary was only around because she possed her body. Jessicka & Rush agreed to be a tag team.
- Rich Swann (w/ Sami Callihan) def. Alan Angels (w/ Kon & Deaner of The Design).
- After the match, The Design attacked Callihan & Swann before Deaner hit Callihan with a bat.
- Knockout's Champion Deonna Purrazzo was interviewed backstage, where she said that she would give Grace the benefit of the doubt, but Alisha Edwards interrupted and promised to show Grace's true colors tonight.
- Masha Slamovich & Killer Kelly brawled backstage, but the brawl ended when Masha choked out Kelly with a cable.
- Jordynne Grace def. Alisha Edwards.
- Dirty Dango cut a promo backstage, saying that a lot of Wrestlers are in the "Gratitude Era", that Santino Marella was stuck in 2010, and that he would make Joe Hendry look like "another stooge with a toy belt".
- Chris Bey (w/ Ace Austin of Buller Club) def. John Skyler (w/ Brian Myers & Jason Hotch of The Good Hands).
- IMPACT World Heavyweight Champion Steve Maclin to "announce" that Champagne Singh would be the replacement for PCO for Under Siege, but IMPACT President Scott D'Amore interrupted his charade. D'Amore revealed that PCO was actually cleared to compete was is still set to challenge for the title. After the lights went out, PCO attacked Shera & Champagne Singh and posed with the IMPACT Title to end the broadcast.
.@SuperChrisSabin and @SpeedballBailey put on a clinic to kick off #IMPACTonAXSTV! pic.twitter.com/nGXa5BLAoN— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 26, 2023
DECAY is on a RAMPAGE! @Taurusoriginal @steveofcrazzy #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/5MvyUfOWTA— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 26, 2023
Courtney Rush HAS ARRIVED! @WeAreRosemary #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/qvysHbhPDZ— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 26, 2023
#RichSwann lands a HUGE Handspring Cutter but somehow @Alan_V_Angels kicks out! #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/TcB3R32uti— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 26, 2023
The Design BLINDSIDED @TheSamiCallihan and #RichSwann after the match! @CodyDeaner @Big_Kon1 @Alan_V_Angels #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/tcr0E9tAom— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 26, 2023
.@JordynneGrace just DESTROYED @MrsAIPAlisha with a Grace Driver! #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/PZmgOtc7oB— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 26, 2023
"1 more for the Good Guys"@DashingChrisBey gets the W on #IMPACTonAXSTV! pic.twitter.com/8I7cvymI3T— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 26, 2023
.@PCOisNotHuman IS ALIVE! #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/Vf8BsMUANN— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 26, 2023
- Check out the post-show podcast for a full review of the show on Fightful's YouTube & Twitch channels. You can check Fightful's Results Section here.