Impact, Indies, and Insanity: May 26, 2022
By Andy PG on 26th May 2022
Tonight on Impact: the trio of Violent By Design face Josh Alexander and the Brothers Briscoe; AEW Frankie Kazarian walks through the door to take on Chris Sabin; Jordynne Grace battles Chelsea Green; it’s an Ultimate X Qualifier between Trey Miguel and Alex Shelley; Masha Slamovich gets her first real test against Havok; Raj Singh and Shera face Bhupinder Gujjar and unlikely partner W.Morrissey; and on the pre-show, Black Taurus takes on Laredo Kid.
Tonight, TNT has Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals between the Warriors (3) and the Mavericks (1). Meanwhile, ESPN has a hockey doubleheader as New York (2) and Carolina (2) play a pivotal contest, while Edmonton (3) looks to go to Calgary (1) and seal the deal.
Let’s check out those indies, starting with a special tripleheader:
- LAS VEGAS, NV — Game Changer Wrestling and friends are producing FULL TILT (Friday and Saturday, FITE)! Here’s the individual rundown from the Silver Nugget Casino:
- Black Label Pro takes the opening slot with Always Bet On Black (Friday, 11PMPT)! Davey Richards faces Anthony Greene! Joey Janela takes on Super Crazy! Billie Starkz tackles EFFY! Dominic Garrini and Kevin Ku go against Karl Fredericks and Yuya Uemura! Mike Bailey faces Cole Radrick! Kevin Blackwood takes on Shazza McKenzie!
- Up next, Pro Wrestling Revolver gives us their Vegas Vacation (Saturday, 4PMPT)! JT Dunn defends the big gold against Chris Bey! Trey Miguel and Kenny King go at it! Alex Colon and Jimmy Jacobs have a street fight! Mike Bailey takes on Josh Alexander in non-title action! Matt Cardona faces Rich Swann for the Impact Digital Media title (which I bet you forgot was a thing)!
- GCW closes it out with Downward Spiral (Satuday, 8PMPT)! Johnny Your Name Here takes on Joey Janela! Matt Cardona will face Blake Christian! Mike Bailey and Chris Bey give us X Division craziness! Kevin Blackwood takes on EFFY!
- YARMOUTH, ME — Limitless Wrestling is ready for the evening, and they wanna be Actin’ Up! (Saturday, 7:30PMET, IWTV)! Alec Price defends the big gold against Lince Dorado! Big Beef Garvin faces Jake Something! Jody Threat takes on LuFisto! Hawkeye Manders and SLADE fight where Anything Goes!
- PORTLAND, OR — Prestige Wrestling is doing a twin-bill from the Roseland Theater called Roseland III (Saturday and Sunday, 7PMPT, IWTV)!
- On Night One, Alex Shelley faces Tom Lawlor in non-title action! Jack Evans and Rey Horus bring back the Lucha! Scotty 2 Hotty is here! Taya Valkyrie takes on Willow Nightingale! Maki Itoh defends the Tokyo Joshi International Princess title against Mia Yim! Masha Slamovich goes against Miyu Yamashita!
- Then, Night Two has Shelley defend the big gold against Bandido! Horus faces Jeff Cobb! Itoh and Yamashita go at it! Evans battles Jaiden! Masha and Taya collide! Scotty goes against Jacob Fatu!
- WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ — Sean Henderson is at it again, and this time he Presents: Luv Is Rage (Sunday, 4PMET, IWTV)! Deathmatches top the card as Jimmy Lyon faces Tim Donst while Colby Corino battles Matt Tremont! Terry Calaway puts the “King of Crazy” title on the line against Jacob Tarasso! PLUS: Bojack, Kit Osbourne, Bam Sullivan, Ruckus, and more!
For your Independent Match of the Week, we have this match from the LA area, as Yuya Uemura takes on the rising sensation Kidd Bandit!
Bring the insanity!