Impact, Indies, and Insanity: December 16, 2021

Tonight on Impact: the World Title match for Hard to Kill is made official; Josh Alexander goes after Rohit Raju; Aussie gals face off when Jessie McKay takes on Tenille Dashwood; Rich Swann and Willie Mack face the makeshift duo of Doc Gallows and Joe Doering, but Heath and Rhino will be around ringside to cut off any VBD or Bullet Club shenangians; Trey Miguel faces John Skyler in non-title action; Chris Bey takes on Laredo Kid; and on the pre-show, Ace Austin faces Hernandez.

Tonight’s NFL Game of the Week of the Day is Chiefs/Chargers.  The NBATV Game of the Night is Sixers/Nets.  My school’s Duke Blue Devils get Appalachian State as part of their post-exam cooldown week.

Up ahead, Indies:

  • WORCESTER, MA — Beyond Wrestling continues Uncharted Territory (tonight, 8PMET, IWTV)!  It’s intergender night — Cam Zagami faces Little Mean Kathleen, Dan Barry takes on Vita Von Starr, Masha Slamovich battles Matt Makowski, and Tracy Williams grapples with Leyla Hirsch!  Plus, Rickey Shane Page and SLADE look to send a message to Matt Cardona’s entourage when they face Smart Mark Sterling and VSK!
  • LOS ANGELES, CA — GCW heads to LA, and there’s Blood On The Hills (tomorrow, 8PMPT, FITE)!  The Briscoes defend the tag belts against Brody King and PCO!  Matt Cardona and Chelsea Green face Allie Katch and EFFY!  AJ Gray tangles with Jonathan Gresham!  And take down the ropes and put up the barbed wire as Atticus Cogar welcomes Jordan Oliver into his environment!
  • CHICAGO, IL — Freelance Wrestling is ready and will go Ding Ding Ding All the Way (tomorrow, 8PMCT, IWTV)!  The tournament finals for a new champ will be held as Robert Anthony faces Craig Mitchell!  GPA takes on WARHORSE in a battle of capslock!  Plus: Charli Evans, Bryan Keith, Blair Onyx, Dan Adams, Missa Kate, Laynie Luck, and more!
  • WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ — H2O wishes you two nights of a Merry F’N Christmas (Friday and Saturday, 8PMET both nights, IWTV)!  Tag belts are on the line as Chris Bradley and Kristian Ross face Jeff Cannonball and Mitch Vallen!  Jimmy Lyon and Marc Angel go full Taipei!  Kennedi Copeland defends the Hybrid title against Brandon Kirk!  Kirk and Casey Katal go the previous night against Marcus Mathers and Billie Starks!  Matt Tremont himself steps in against Bobby Beverly!  Shane Douglas is in the house!
  • CONCORD, NC — PWX brings the best Southeastern names together for Let the Games Begin (Saturday, 7PMET, IWTV)!  Fred Yehi and Lucky Ali are unsanctioned!  The Besties in the World face Caleb Konley and Zane Riley for the tag gold!  Suge D defends the Pure title against Ethan Case!  Davey Richards faces JD Drake!  Chip Day wants anyone he can find!
  • CLEVELAND, OH — AIW closes out the week by telling us We Had a Few Hits a Few Years Ago (Saturday, 7:30PMET, IWTV), but they’re about to have a few more!  Ethan Page beats up Swoggle!  Calvin Lewis and Malcolm Cambridge challenge themselves against The Main Event of Duke Davis and Ganon Jones!  The Rip City Shooters want the tag belts as they face the Philly/Marino Experience!  And Ziggy Haim goes after the official ruining her career, Bill Alfonso!

For your indie spotlight, let’s not do a match, but rather this look at Anthony Henry’s time after his 205 Live tenure didn’t work out.  All leading up to a battle with Minoru Suzuki himself…

…okay, we’ll do a match, you twisted my arm.  We go back in time to see Alex Shelley and Eric Stevens, two at-that-point future IWTV champions, face off!

Bring the insanity!