Impact, Indies, and Insanity: January 27, 2022

Impact’s lineup for tonight: Mickie James addresses the Knockouts Division; W. Morrissey takes on Brian Myers’ entire school at once; Madison Rayne teams with Kaleb Withak to face the IInspiration; Chris Bey battles Jake Something; Jonah Rock demolishes Johnny Swinger; and the pre-show features Blake Christian against Laredo Kid.

Your NBA on TNT doubleheader is Lakers/Sixers, then Wolves/Warriors.  No Hockey Night on ESPN because it’s a World Cup Qualifier day for both North and South America.  The North American league sees Jamaica v Mexico, USA v El Salvador, Honduras v Canada, and Costa Rica v Panama.  The South American league sees Ecuador v Brazil, Paraguay v Uruguay, Chile v Argentina, Colombia v Peru, and Venezuela v Bolivia.  Home team listed first.  Team USA will be on ESPN2 from Columbus, Ohio, on the grounds that when you get to play El Salvador in Ohio in January, you should.

One of the indies’ biggest events is upon us, but there’s more than one show to talk about.

Titles on the line and tournaments on both coasts!  Let’s go!

  • WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ — The maniacs of the Hardcore Hustle Organization are back at it with Hustle and Gold (Friday, 8PMET, IWTV)!  Matt Tremont has vacated the big gold, but we’ll have a new champ by the end of the night!  The finals are a four-way, with the qualifiers being Brandon Kirk against Chuck Payne, Devon Moore against Jeff Cannonball, G-Raver against Marcus Mathers, and Mitch Vallen against Ron Mathis!  In addition, Kennedi Copeland will defend the Hybrid title in a scramble, while Lucky 13 puts the Danny Havoc Memorial Hardcore Title on the line against Jimmy Lloyd!
  • RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ — Invictus Pro has their biggest show yet as they host Winter’s Wrath (Saturday, 4PMET, IWTV)!  A four-team tournament for the vacant tag titles will take place!  Allie Katch faces Killian McMurphy!  Alex Zayne battles KC Navaroo!  Edith Surreal goes for the women’s title!  Two street fights, a Social Media title match, and more!
  • JACKSONVILLE, NC — The Premier Wrestling Federation gets ready to party as they Set Phasers to Funk (Saturday, 7PMET, IWTV)!  Antonio Ace puts his career on the line for a chance at Bojack and the big gold!  The Dawson Brothers face Arik Royal and BK Westbrook!  Colby Corino is in action!  We will crown a new secondary champion as well!
  • RESEDA, CA — It’s time!  It’s back!  The west coast’s greatest wrestling tournament ever returns as 2022 gives us the Battle Of Los Angeles (Saturday and Sunday, 6PMPT, taped for DVD)!  Here’s the field:
    • Alex Shelley
    • Aramis
    • Bandido
    • Black Taurus
    • Buddy Matthews (Murphy)
    • Daniel Garcia
    • Davey Richards
    • Jack Cartwheel
    • JD Drake
    • Jonah Rock
    • Jonathan Gresham
    • Kevin Blackwood
    • Lee Moriarty
    • Lio Rush
    • Mike Bailey
    • Rey Horus
  • It’s a smaller field than usual (16 instead of 24), but you still need four matches to come out on top in this grueling test of endurance!

Your independent match of the week is from SHINE this time around, as Ivelisse takes on Natalia Markova!

Bring the insanity!