Impact Wrestling Results: Minoru Suzuki Makes In-ring Debut, Knockouts Title Defense, More

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** Before tonight's show, Sam Beale, Rich Swann & Willie Mack defeated Brian Myers & The Learning Tree (VSK & Zicky Dice) on Before The Impact. **

D'Lo Brown and Matt Striker welcome fans to Impact Wrestling! We kick things off with a No. 1 Contenders Match to determine who will be the next challenger to face Trey Miguel for his X-Division Championship.

No. 1 Contenders Match: Rohit Raju (w/Raj Singh) vs. Steve Maclin vs. Laredo Kid vs. Black Taurus (w/Crazzy Steve)

Laredo Kid charges Rohit Raju to get things started. Black Taurus and Steve Maclin stay in the ring. Taurus sends Maclin off his feet with a perfect sling blade. Raju dives to the outside on Maclin. Meanwhile, Kid soars off the top with a hurricanrana, followed by a Laredo Fly (belly-to-belly Spanish Fly) on the outside! Raju eats a palm strike from Kid. A quick pin happens, but Maclin breaks it up. Taurus clobbers Maclin with a European uppercut and a pop-up Samoan Drop for two. Kid lights it up with a triangle Rana on Taurus! Kid lands a high-flying crossbody for another two count. Maclin slams into the guardrail outside from a dive. In the ring, Raju sneaks in a handful of tights pin. Kid kicks out. Kid ends this thing early with a Michinoku Driver. The AAA star will now go toe-to-toe with Trey Miguel for the title!

Winner: Laredo Kid

Post-Match: Trey Miguel heads to the ring and extends a handshake to Laredo Kid. Steve Maclin pounces in and tries to take Miguel and Kid down. They team up on him, and Maclin retreats to the outside with frustration on his face.

- D'Lo Brown and Matt Striker run through all the exciting matches still to come tonight!

Backstage: Madison Rayne looks to add a sixth reign to her Knockouts Title streak.

Backstage: Ace Austin does all the talking for Madman Fulton before the big man goes up against Chris Sabin tonight. Austin brags what a smooth victory he got over Sabin, and he feels Fulton will, too.

Up next, Eric Young will return to in-ring action!

Eric Young (w/Violent By Design) vs. Jai Vidal

Before he competes, Eric Young states how disappointed he is in Rhino for turning his back on their group. But now, it's time for The Master to get his hands dirty, as he says.

Jai Vidal, the current PCW ULTRALIGHT Champion and alum of Gangrel's Wrestling Asylum, steps into the fold only to get pummeled by Young. Young ragdolls this Las Vegas favorite all around the ring, making short work of him. The World Class Maniac ends this thing with a spike piledriver. Young earns the pinfall victory in under two minutes.

Winner: Eric Young

- The Knockouts Tag Team Champions The IInspiration were instructed they were doing a "Locker Room Talk" interview with Madison Rayne before her match tonight. They head to the hotel to meet her and instead face the creepy lights used by Decay (Havok & Rosemary). On the mirror, there's a message the reads, "Turning Point." Could we see a rematch between these two teams in two weeks? We'll find out soon!

- An advertisement for Turning Point is shown. This will air on Saturday, November 20, on Impact Plus.

- The IInspiration find Gia Miller and tell her their scary incident from moments before. Miller advises them to stay away from all the spooky Knockouts who lurk the hallways, including the Undead Bridesmaids (Brandi Lauren and Kimber Lee).

Non-Title Match: Impact Tag Champions The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson) vs. FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay)

We are off to the races as David Finlay and Karl Anderson kick things off with a tie-up. Finlay keeps a steady pace in this thing before making a hot tag to Juice Robinson. Robinson jumps off the top rope with a double axe handle. Robinson holds Anderson in a wristlock and makes a quick tag out to Finlay again. Finlay keeps Anderson in position before another fast tag out to Robinson. Robinson throws down some of his signature jabs. Doc Gallows tries to break them up. Robinson throws Gallows out of the ring but gets wiped out by a big boot from The Big LG before heading to the commercial.


Coming back from the break, Gallows remains on top of Robinson. He hooks the leg on The Flamboyant one for two. Gallows rain down a range of elbow shots before clasping in a rear chin lock. Robinson breaks free and makes a desperate tag to Finlay. Finlay executes a rolling European on Anderson, then shifts his attention on Gallows by landing a Pescado.

Anderson breaks up a Doomsday Device, but Finlay flies off the top and takes everyone out. Who shows up? None other than the Bullet Club (Chris Bey, Hikuleo & El Phantasmo). They're not there just to knock out FinJuice, but The Good Brothers as well! ELP connects a nasty punch to Anderson's family jewels. They grab the tag titles and dangle them around. The rule of this match is a No Contest.

Winners: No Contest

Backstage: Johnny Swinger is chatting it up with Gia Miller. Hernandez steps in to tell Swinger he's going to help him deal with The Demon.

- Officially announced as of this week, Hard To Kill is coming on Saturday, January 8, 2022!

Backstage: FinJuice is angry. Executive Vice President Scott D'Amore is going to give FinJuice a match with Bullet Club next week. The winner will go on to face The Good Brothers for their titles.

Two storied careers. The pillars of the Knockouts division meet once more. The Knockouts Championship is on the line next!

Knockouts Championship: Mickie James (c) vs. Madison Rayne (w/Kaleb)

Madison Rayne directs the pace of this match in the early going. Both women trade technical exchanges. Mickie James rolls Rayne through with a snapmare and lands a perfect kick for a two-count. While the referee attends to Rayne, Kaleb tosses James off the top rope, creating an opening for Rayne to go back to her original stance. Rayne holds James in a gruesome position, but James counters it into a roll-up for another two-count. James plants a neckbreaker before Kaleb hops up on the apron. James turns her attention towards her. Madison hits a ripcord cutter for a near-fall count. Kaleb taunts Mickie outside of the ring. Mickie sends Kaleb towards the steel stairs. The champion flies off the top with a Lou Thesz press knocking Rayne out. The Knockouts Championship will remain on the waist of James.


Winner & Still Champion: Mickie James

Post-Match: The Knockouts Knockdown Tournament winner, Mercedes Martinez, comes to the ring to call her shot for the title. James looks on with a smile on her face, accepting this contest. These two will meet at Turning Point in two weeks!

Backstage: The IInspiration finds the Undead Bridesmaids (Brandi Lauren and Kimber Lee). They'd like to know if they'll wrestle Decay for them next week. The Undead Bridesmaids say their mother is always looking for new souls. They officially accept their offer.

Backstage: Josh Alexander, Eddie Edwards and Matt Cardona are getting prepared for their blockbuster six-man match tonight. Alexander has a lot of pent-up energy he needs to release on Moose. Edwards and Cardona couldn't agree more. But they also need to save up enough energy and power to fight W. Morrissey and Minoru Suzuki.

Madman Fulton (w/Ace Austin) vs. Chris Sabin

Madman Fulton hoists Chris Sabin up like he's a pound a sugar. Sabin rotates himself towards the crucifix position. He starts to pull on Fulton's hair. Fulton and Sabin head to the outside, where the big man drops Sabin onto the apron with a horrendous chokeslam. Their match will continue right after the commercial break.


Welcome back! Fulton stalks Sabin, who's holding himself up on the ropes. Fulton leaps off the ropes with a massive clothesline! He eats a boot in the corner and a punt kick. Sabin hooks in a pin. Fulton kicks out at two. Fulton catches Sabin with a brutal facebuster for another near-fall! Sabin escapes out of a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and turns it into a small package. 1-2-3, Sabin reclaims his winning ways in this bout.

Winner: Chris Sabin

Breaking News: Three matches have been announced so far for Turning Point on Saturday, November 20. They are:

* Knockouts Tag Team Championship: The IInspiration (c) vs. Decay (Havok & Rosemary)

* Knockouts Championship: Mickie James (c) vs. Mercedes Martinez

* X-Division Championship: Trey Miguel (c) vs. Laredo Kid

Then on next week's show:

* The Undead Brides (Brandi Lauren & Kimber Lee) vs. Decay

* No. 1 Contenders Match for the Impact Tag Team Titles: Bullet Club (Chris Bey & Hikuleo) vs. FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay)

* And this Tuesday, Jordynne Grace will defend her Digital Media Championship against John Skyler.

Up next, "The King of Pro-Wrestling" Minoru Suzuki will make his in-ring debut for Impact!

Impact World Champion Moose, W. Morrissey & Minoru Suzuki vs. Josh Alexander, Eddie Edwards & Matt Cardona

Josh Alexander holds Minoru Suzuki with a firm side headlock. Suzuki rises to his feet immediately after the takedown. Suzuki drags The Walking Weapon towards his corner to make a tag out to W. Morrissey. Alexander toeholds Morrissey and puts him in an ankle lock. Morrissey breaks it up to bring in the most despised champion on the division, Moose. Eddie Edwards is in for Alexander. His team wipes everyone out just before the commercial break.

We are back from the final commercial break. Suzuki catches Matt Cardona, who became the legal man, with an arm triangle. He keeps the former GCW Champion grounded before tagging in Moose. Moose snaps Cardona in two. Cardona hits an enziguri to create enough space to tag in somebody from his team. Moose grabs him and drags him towards his corner. Morrissey is back in and continues to rain down shots. Suzuki also helps out on the outside.

The World Champion steps in and stands across the ring from Josh Alexander. The former champion plants Moose with several German suplexes. He also connects one on Morrissey. Morrissey escapes a C4 Spike. Eddie Edwards tags himself in to hit a Blue Thunder Bomb on Morrissey for two. The Walking Weapon and The King of Pro-Wrestling duke it out in the center of the ring. Their partners join them in the madness!

It boils down to this. Moose hits a running boot on Cardona. Alexander has Moose in the C4. Suzuki breaks it up to execute a Gotch Style Piledriver on Alexander. Edwards eats a massive boot by Morrissey. Morrissey secures the win for his team after hitting a thunderous powerbomb on Edwards.

Winners: W. Morrissey, Minoru Suzuki & Moose

That concludes this week's episode of Impact Wrestling. Thanks for watching!