Impact, Indies, and Insanity: January 20, 2022

Tonight on Impact: Josh Alexander goes one on one with Charlie Haas of all people; Jonathan Gresham defends the Original ROH World Title (not to be confused with Bandido’s Linear ROH World Title) against Steve Maclin; Tasha Steelz battles Chelsea Green; Heath Slater and Rhino take on Doc Gallows and Joe Doering; W. Morrissey battles VSK and Zicky Dice of the Learning Tree in a handicap match; Decay and The Influence go at it; and on the pre-show, the Digital Media title is on the line as Jordynne Grace defends against Lady Frost.

Your NBA on TNT doubleheader is Suns/Mavericks, followed by Pacers/Warriors.  ESPN Hockey Night has Avs/Kings.  FS1 is finishing up coverage of Georgetown/Providence as this goes live, and will follow up with Purdue/Indiana, UConn/Butler, and UCLA/Utah.  #1 Gonzaga hosts feisty San Francisco on CBS Sports tonight.

Big weekend for the indies, including Wrestling Open about to start on IWTV, but let’s get to the highlights:

  • TYRONE, GA — IWTV is bringing the Southeast’s finest promotions together for a supershow called Southeast First (Friday, 7:30ET, IWTV)!  Alex Shelley defends the IWTV World Title against AC Mack!  PWX’s champion Jon Davis defends against Drew Adler!  NSPW champ Rolando Perez has a four-way on his hands against Brandon Williams, Chris Crunk, and Donnie Janela!  Dominic Garrini and Kevin Ku take on Arik Royal and Jaden Newman!
  • NEWARK, NJ — ICW is back with No Holds Barred action in Volume 21 (Saturday, 7:30PMET, IWTV)!  John Wayne Murdoch defends the big gold against Reed Bentley!  Ludark Shaitan tests herself against Mickie Knuckles!  Colby Corino faces Brandon Kirk!  Hoodfoot Mo Atlas takes on a guy named Big F’N Joe!  Shane Douglas faces Danny Demanto!
  • MILLVALE, PA — ENJOY Wrestling is back and this time they’re keeping you in Striking Distance (Saturday, 8PMET, taped for YouTube)!  MV Young puts the big gold on the line against Mr. Grim in a Casket Match!  LGBT icons Sonny Kiss and Effy face off!  Lee Moriarty and Pretty Boy Smooth face Darius Lockhart and Suge D!  Garrini and Ku take on Yoya and Janai Kai!  And Edith Surreal… was going to face Nyla Rose, but Rose has tested positive for COVID, so let’s see what surprise awaits instead!
  • SOUTH BEND, IN — Warrior Wrestling is back with their 18th show (Saturday, 7:30PMCT, FITE)!  Will Ospreay defends the big gold against Brian Cage!  Anthony Henry tangles with Tom Lawlor!  Warhorse battles Rohit Raju!  Brian Pillman Jr faces Silas Young!  Isaias Velasquez teams with Kylie Rae to face Dante Martin and Skye Blue!
  • NEW YORK CITY — Game Changer Wrestling is in the Hammerstein Ballroom for THE WRLD ON GCW (Sunday, 8PMET, FITE)!  And this show is LOADED — Jon Moxley defends the big gold against Homicide in his return to the ring!  Jonathan Gresham’s ROH World Title is on the line against Blake Christian!  The Briscoes have an open challenge for the tag belts!  Bandido teams with ASF and Laredo Kid to face Gringo Loco, Arez, and Flamita!  Jeff Jarrett and EFFY are facing off, yes, really!  Joey Janela has poked holes in the relationship enough to get Matt Cardona to face him!  Allie Katch goes against Ruby Soho!  And TWO six-way matches: first a lightweight scramble with Alex Zayne, Dante Leon, Grim Reefer, Jack Cartwheel, Nick Wayne, and Ninja Mack!  And then a Money in the Bank Ladder Match with Lio Rush, Jimmy Lloyd, Tony Deppen, Jordan Oliver, Alex Colon, and PCO!  [Yes, this card is so good I’m running it all down.  LOOK AT IT!]

Your indie match of the week is one inspired by AEW Dark.  On Tuesday, Daniel Garcia beat Anthony Greene in an AEW ring.  But they’ve met before, and Limitless Wrestling in Maine has the footage to prove it!  Let’s see what they do with no time restrictions!

Bring the insanity!