"Speedball" Mike Bailey has a new home.
During Sunday's Destiny Wrestling show in Canada, Mike Bailey was offered a contract by IMPACT executive Scott D'Amore following his bout against Josh Alexander.
It didn't take Bailey long to make a decision, signing the contract on the back on Alexander.
Speedball Mike Bailey signed his Impact contract on Josh Alexander's back pic.twitter.com/iPsUqTjX6L— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) October 31, 2021
This will be the steal of a signing people talk about in 5yrs.@IMPACTWRESTLING gets another killer.@SpeedballBailey is going to take over the wrestling scene! One of my toughest opponents, most skilled & hardest workers I’ve ever seen. @DestinyWrestle is Canadian wrestling pic.twitter.com/jCe7rIzQOR— Josh Alexander (@Walking_Weapon) October 31, 2021
On May 21, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported Mike Bailey and WWE were "working on a deal." WWE was reportedly working on getting Bailey's visa issues resolved first.
Bailey had been banned from entering the United States for the past five years after being stopped trying to enter the country to work a show for EVOLVE in March 2016. Bailey attempted to get a work visa through CZW, but it never came to be.
Bailey has remained active over the last five years, working for promotions such as wXw, Revolution Pro Wrestling, OTT, PROGRESS and more. He's also worked on international shows for Ring of Honor.