IMPACT Wrestling Results 5/5/22 – Monsters Ball & Ishii vs. Maclin

We kick off things with a Tables Match.

  • Tables Match: Brian Myers vs. W. Morrissey:

Morrissey and Myers trade shots in the center of the ring until Morrissey outpowers Myers and punishes him in the corner. Morrissey delivers a sidewalk slam and goes outside to set up a table. Myers hits Morrissey with a top rope plancha to prevent the table from being set up.

Commentary says Morrissey is not at 100% due to his match with Wardlow last night on AEW Dynamite.

Myers slides the table in the ring but gets mauled by Morrissey for his trouble. Morrissey pulls another table out from underneath the ring and tries to set it up, but Myers runs interference. Myers finishes setting up the table, gets cut off, and slides out of a powerbomb from Morrissey.

Myers hangs Morrissey out to dry on the apron and is barely able to suplex him back into the ring. Morrissey regains control and attempts another powerbomb until Matt Cardona runs in to make the save. The Major Players hit Morrissey with a double-team vertical suplex.

Morrissey comes back and chokeslams Cardona and Myers at the same time. Chelsea Green runs in and tries to hit Morrissey with the Digital Media Title. Morrissey blocks it and tries to powerbomb Green until Cardona hits Morrissey with the title belt. Morrissey escapes a triple powerbomb attempt from the apron to the table.

Cardona and Myers tried to put the table through Morrissey as he was leaning on the ring post, but Morrissey ducked out of the way. Cardona retreats up the ramp, but Jordynne Grace cuts him off and gives him a spinebuster in the ring. Morrissey gives Cardona a big boot as Grace power bombed him through a table.

Grace chases off Green, and Morrissey hits Myers with a black hole slam and powerbombs Myers over the top rope onto the floor through a table for the win.

Winner: W. Morrissey

The Major Players interrupt a backstage interview with Willie Mack and Rich Swann as they’re reeling from the match with Morrissey. Swann takes exception, and Cardona says maybe he would still be a world champion if he shared the same attitude.

  • X-Division Championship – Ace Austin (c) vs. Rocky Romero

After some chain wrestling and chop exchanges, Austin hits a rolling drop toehold followed by an enzuigiri. Austin cuts off Romero’s Forever Clotheslines and levels him with a springboard dropkick. Romero takes some punishment in the corner but reverses an Irish Whip, Austin rolls out of the ring, and Romero hits him with a running dive between the ropes.

Austin nails Romero with a dropkick on the apron and is content with a count-out victory. Romero beats the count, ends Austin out of the ring, and hits a hurricanrana off the apron to the floor. Romero throws Austin back in the ring and delivers a tornado DDT and sliced bread #2 for a near fall.

Romero misses a double stomp off the top rope, gets hit with an enzuigiri, and catches Austin’s leg off a disaster kick for a single leg Boston Crab. Austin gets to the ropes for the break. Austin slides out of a belly-to-back suplex, rocks Romero with a spinning back kick, and hits The Fold for the 1-2-3.

Winner and still X-Division Champion, Ace Austin

Trey Miguel runs out to cut Austin’s celebration short, chases him out of the ring, and says he’s cashing in his X-Division Title rematch at Under Seige.

Josh Alexander backstage interview: Alexander says his scared beat-up face is the face of Impact Wrestling. Alexander says to keep that moniker, he needs to defend the title against the best worldwide, and he’ll be watching tonight’s match between Ishii and Maclin.

  • Masha Slamovich vs. Damaris

Slamovich thinks very little of her opponent and feels even less from her punches before drilling her with a belly-to-belly suplex. Slamovich hits the Snowplow, and that’s all, folks.

Winner: Masha Slamovich 

Raj Singh & Shera backstage promo on Bhupinder Gujjar and his match last week with VSK.

The Briscoes are backstage and said Violent By Design has two days left until Under Seige and take the tag team titles. A video from VBD cuts off the Briscoes before they can finish. Eric Young says the Briscoes are brothers by circumstance, but VBD is family by choice. Young says tag team titles are what they hold dearest and will show The Briscoes that the world belongs to them.

  • The Bullet Club (Jay White & Chris Bey) vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack

White and Swann kick things off. Swann leapfrogs White and hits a high dropkick. Mack tags in and hits a flapjack cutter combo (looks like 3D) on White for a two count. Bey hits Swann with a cheap shot on the apron, allowing White to hang Swann out to dry. White distracts the referee while Bey works over Swann on the floor.

Bey throws Swann out of the ring, and White slams his head into the apron. Swann tries to escape from the Bullet Club corner, but White knocks Mack off the apron. Swann hits a back body drop on White, but Mack is not there to make the tag.

Swann slips out of a belly-to-back suplex, hits a spinning enzuigiri, and makes the tag to Mack. Mack gets cut off by White and Bey, but Mack runs through their double clothesline and drills them with a double clothesline of his own. Mack hits Bey with a Samoan drop, Swann follows up with a big splash, and Mack hits a standing moonsault.

Mack nearly launches Bey across the ring with a suplex. White slides back in and hits Mack with a half and half suplex, allowing Bey to follow up with a springboard cutter for the pin.

Winner: The Bullet Club (Jay White & Chris Bey)

Honor No More runs out and beatdown Bey and White until The Good Brothers even the odds, allowing Bullet Club to clear the ring.

Tasha Steelz and Savannah Evans are trapped in a black light makeshift house of horrors courtesy of Rosemary and Crazy Steve. Rosemary appeared to have taken out Evans and proclaimed that Steelez is all hers at Under Seige.

Video package hyping up Deonna Purrazzo vs. Taya Valkyrie for the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship at Under Seige. Purrazzo said the champion makes the championship, not the other way around, and Taya Purrazzo would never have been champion if she hadn’t vacated the title.

  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. Steve Maclin

The story of the match is Ishii is Scott D’Amore’s handpick challenger for Alexander, while Maclin wants to prove that he should be the #1 contender. They trade shoulder blocks, but neither man will budge. Ishii and Maclin trade forearm shots until Ishii ducked a clothesline and dropped Maclin with a shoulder block. Ishii delivers a power slam, and Maclin rolls out of the ring to regroup.

They trade forearms once again until Ishii gets the better of the exchange. Maclin catches Ishii charging into the corner with a Rock Bottom for a two count. Maclin works over Ishii’s back with forearm shots and follows up with a chokeslam backbreaker.

Ishii chops away at Maclin but runs into a back elbow for his trouble. Ishii gets to the rope to break Maclin’s rear chin lock. Maclin delivers a vertical suplex, Ishii teases a comeback, but Maclin drops him an overhand right.

Ishii ducked a clothesline and hit a Saito-looking belly-to-back suplex to turn the tide in his favor. Ishii just keeps coming and coming with unrelenting chops in the corner. Ishii hits a big clothesline in the corner and bulldozes Maclin with a shoulder block.

Maclin delivers an Angle Slam and applies a Boston Crab. Ishii gets to the ropes for the break. Ishii absorbs a clothesline and delivers a German Suplex. Maclin hits his own German suplex and follows up with a big clothesline. Maclin goes for a vertical suplex; Ishii blocks it and levels him with a clothesline. Next up, BRAINBUSTER from Ishii for the win.

Fun match while it lasted!

Winner: Tomohiro Ishii

Swingers Dungeon with Johnny Swinger and Zicky Dice. The usual carny talk with sexual inuendoes. They discussed finishing maneuvers; Dice asks Swinger to help him finish and is handed a ball gag.

The commentary team runs down the card for Under Siege this Saturday night.

JONAH and PCO are let out of their rooms after being locked up for 24 hours with no food or light and let Monsters Ball begin.

  • Monsters Ball: JONAH vs. PCO

JONAH and PCO brawl backstage as the referee tries to get them in the ring since that is where the decision needs to occur. They make their way to the top of the ramp. JONAH prevents PCO from throwing him off the stage. JONAH delivers a vertical suplex on the diamond plate flooring to PCO.

We return from the commercial break, and the ring is filled with plunder as JONAH hits PCO with a trash can lid. JONAH sets up four steel chairs and hits PCO again with the trash can lid as he falls on top of the chairs. JONAH climbs to the top rope, but PCO cuts him off and delivers a hurricanrana sending JONAH through the chairs.

JONAH rolls out of the ring, grabs a sledgehammer from under the ring, and drills PCO in the neck. JONAH sets up a chair, and PCO fights back, but JONAH rakes the eyes. PCO falls, allowing JONAH to come off the ropes with a dive onto PCO. JONAH delivers a release belly-to-back suplex onto the ladder in the corner, breaking it in half.

JONAH nearly gets knocked off the apron through a table he set up earlier but gets caught with a DDT into a chair. JONAH rolls outside, and PCO hits a suicide dive to the floor. PCO hits JONAH with the de-animator on the apron and follows up with a guillotine leg drop. PCO throws JONAH head first into a chair wedged in the corner.

PCO sets up four chairs but can’t follow through as JONAH puts PCO through the chairs and levels him with a clothesline. JONAH yells “DIE, PCO” as he brings out an unmarked black bag and pours out the thumbtacks. JONAH powerbombs PCO into the thumbtacks for a two count.

JONAH climbs up top, but PCO whacks him with the sledgehammer sending JONAH through a table to the floor. PCO gets JONAH back into the ring and hits the PCO-Sault from the top rope to get the win.

Winner: PCO

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