'Speedball' Mike Bailey Was Surprised By Overwhelming Positive Response To IMPACT Signing

On October 31 at Destiny Wrestling in Canada, "Speedball" Mike Bailey officially signed with IMPACT Wrestling.

Bailey had just wrestled former IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander when Scott D'Amore entered the ring and offered him a contract. Bailey signed the deal on the back of Alexander.

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Speaking on One Perfect Game, Bailey discussed signing the contract on Alexander's back.

"I signed the contract literally after the match on Josh Alexander's back. Josh was originally supposed to face Doc Gallows, I believe, but he ran into some border issues because of COVID and the match had to be scrapped and they re-booked it to me vs. Josh Alexander and they announced that if I won the match, I would get an IMPACT contract. I did not win, but Josh got on the mic and said I deserved it. Scott came out and said, 'You do deserve it' and I signed my contract right there. Wrestling is wrestling and the outcome is predetermined, but it was a nice moment and a nice surprise for everyone, so I'm not going to spoil it," he said.

You can view Bailey's vlog on his signing and the behind the scenes happenings by clicking here.

When asked about the response to his signing, Bailey said, "That was overwhelmingly positive, which honestly surprised me. If you know wrestling fans, you know how much they go back and forth and there is a pecking order to how garbage comments are. Twitch chat is always the best. Twitter is usually pretty cool. Facebook is kind of a mess and then you go to YouTube comments and then Reddit and hear all the garbage people have to say. However, when it came to me signing with IMPACT, it was overwhelming positive, even on places like Reddit and the YouTube comments on the video that IMPACT posted. That's nice, it's nice to see that some things can be mostly positive."

Scott D'Amore said Bailey is likely to debut for IMPACT in the first part of 2022.

After signing with IMPACT, Bailey revealed that he did have discussions with WWE. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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