Impact, Indies, and Insanity: February 17, 2022

(For those new to the blog, just a reminder: this is both the Thursday Night thread and a look at the wrestling in YOUR neck of the woods this weekend.  Support the independents!  Your new favorite may be there.)

Tonight on IMPACT: Jay White and G.O.D. team up to take on Eric Young, Joe Doering, and Cody Deaner; Chelsea Green and Mickie James put their differences aside to face Tasha Steelz and Savannah Evans; Team IMPACT’s Chris Sabin faces Honor No More’s Kenny King; Gisele Shaw makes her debut against Lady Frost; X-Division action has Ace Austin, Blake Christian, and Laredo Kid go at it; and Eddie Edwards steps up to Big Kon on the pre-show.

Just one TNT game tonight, as the Sixers face the Bucks.  In college, #21 Murray State faces Austin Peay on ESPNU; #14 Houston gets Central Florida on ESPN2; #13 UCLA hosts Washington State on FS1; and your ESPN double-header is Michigan/Iowa followed by Oregon/Arizona State with bubble spots on the line all around.

Meanwhile, your hot tickets this weekend:

  • MONROE, NJ — Violence Crossed with Suffering (VxS) opens up a wild weekend with Jimmy LLoyd’s American Wasteland (Tonight, 8PMET, FITE)!  Lloyd himself will go deathmatch against Matt Tremont!  EFFY and Jimmy Jacobs see who the better princess is!  Legends turn back the clock as 2 Cold Scorpio faces Slim J!  Matthew Justice tries to survive PCO!  Rich Swann and Nick Wayne take to the skies!
  • CHICAGO, IL — Freelance Wrestling returns to Logan Square because they’re Too Weird To Live And Too Rare To Die (Friday, 8PMCT, IWTV)!  Robert Anthony defends the gold against Dan Adams!  Bryan Keith faces Craig Mitchell!  Storm Grayson faces JJ Garrett!  Laynie Luck in action!
  • CROWN POINT, IN — Aww yeah, Black Label Pro is back with some Professional Wrestling: Mikey’s Version (Saturday, 430PMCT, IWTV)!  The Midwest title is on the line as Tom Lawlor defends against Matt Makowski!  Alex Zayne faces Dante Martin!  Anthony Henry goes against Tre Lamar!  Plus Rohit Raju, Anthony Greene, Warhorse, Kevin Blackwood, Skye Blue, Leyla Hirsch, and more!
  • ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — GCW has a twin bill!  We open with Believe Me (Saturday, 8PMET, FITE)!  The SAT are back and facing the Briscoes!  Joey Janela gets Mascara Dorada, aka Gran Metalik!  Alex Colon defends the Ultraviolent title against Reed Bentley!  Nick Wayne faces Jordan Oliver!  Matt Tremont takes on Hoodfoot Mo Atlas!
  • MELBOURNE, VIC — Get ready for some chaos as Deathmatch Down Under is Taking Back Sunday (Sunday, 2PMAEST // Saturday, 11PMET, IWTV)!  Callen Butcher defends the big gold in an open challenge!  Will Walker and York fight it out!  Joel Bateman faces Kyla Knight!  Hector Jones takes on Key E. Prince!
  • BACK TO ATLANTIC CITY — GCW is back with Don’t Tell Me What To Do (Sunday, 5PMET, FITE)!  Nick Gage and Matt Tremont defend the tag gold against Reed Bentley and John Wayne Murdoch!  If Alex Colon is still champion, he’ll defend against Orin Veidt!  AJ Gray and Matthew Justice face Joey Janela and Marko Stunt!  Gringo Loco fights 2 Cold Scorpio!  Ninja Mack goes to the air against Blake Christian!
  • OLD BRIDGE, NJ — Dropkick Depression continues to spread the good word about mental health with WrestleAge (Sunday, 4PMET, IWTV)!  Mach10 and Razerwyng face the Kirks!  Bobby Orlando and Kip Stevens clash!  Kennedi Copeland and Riley Shepard go against Dan Barry and Juba!  And it’s all for charity!
  • PORTLAND, OR — Prestige Wrestling lights up the Pacific Northwest Live at the Roseland Act II (Sunday, 6:30PMPT, IWTV)!  In an alternate lifestyle showdown, Allie Katch and EFFY face the Dark Sheik and MV Young!  Alex Shelley goes against Dalton Castle!  Davey Richards battles Malakai Black!  Plus Taya Valkyrie, Nick Wayne, Warhorse, and more!

Our independent match of the week is features two of AEW’s hopefully future main eventers, as Keith Lee and Penta El Cero Miedo sprint it out live in Logan Square!