In the main event of Bound For Glory, Alex Shelley proved that he’s the face of IMPACT Wrestling when he successfully defended the IMPACT World Title against former champion Josh Alexander. With the return of TNA approaching at Hard To Kill this January, Shelley will look to remain on top in another championship showdown on IMPACT. Challenging him this Thursday will be mat technician Jonathan Gresham, whose list of accolades in promotions around the world qualifies him for this IMPACT World Title shot. Plus, we know that Moose is waiting in the wings after declaring that he would be exchanging his Feast or Fired briefcase for an IMPACT World Title opportunity at Hard To Kill. But who will walk into Vegas as the IMPACT World Champion? Only time will tell.
After becoming unhinged several months ago, Crazzy Steve has been hellbent on inflicting pain on his former friends and allies. First, it was his tag team partner in Decay, Black Taurus. Then, when Tommy Dreamer reached out in an attempt to help his protégé, Steve escalated the violence by driving a fork into the back of the Digital Media Champion. In Feast or Fired, Steve secured a Digital Media Title opportunity, which he will activate on IMPACT. And while Dreamer and Steve were once closer than brothers, there will be no holding back with the Digital Media Championship on the line this Thursday.
Eric Young and Eddie Edwards are set to renew their epic rivalry this Thursday. Back in 2020, these two IMPACT veterans waged war over the IMPACT World Title. More recently, both Young and Edwards competed in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet at IMPACT Wrestling’s biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory. Who will gain momentum on the road to Hard To Kill? We find out in a clash of former IMPACT World Champions!
In the leadup to Bound For Glory, Deonna Purrazzo and Tasha Steelz formed an alliance with one common goal: become the Knockouts World Tag Team Champions. But at the biggest event of the year, “The Virtuosa” and “The Boricua Badass” were unable to dethrone MK Ultra, as Masha Slamovich and Killer Kelly reigned supreme. This Thursday, the short-lived partnership between Purrazzo and Steelz will implode as the two top Knockouts face off in singles action. And after coming up short in her last chance to dethrone Knockouts World Champion Trinity at Turning Point, Purrazzo is more determined than ever to bounce back.
Last week, Joe Hendry defeated Frankie Kazarian in the exciting conclusion to the Glasgow Cup Tournament, which was held during IMPACT Wrestling’s UK Invasion Tour. Now Hendry looks to continue his momentum when he goes one-on-one with Brian Myers. The two rivals were once embroiled in a feud over the Digital Media Championship, which culminated with Hendry dethroning “The Most Professional Wrestler”. But with the competition fiercer than ever, who will score the all-important W this Thursday?