Impact, Indies, and Insanity: May 12, 2022

Tonight on Impact: we have a Gauntlet for the Gold to determine the challenger for the 20th Anniversary show; Josh Alexander teams with Tomohiro Ishii against Bullet Club’s Jay White and El Phantasmo; The Influence defends against Gisele Shaw and Alisha Edwards; Kenny King and Chris Bey go to war; and on the pre-show, Ace Austin warms up for BOSJ by facing Aiden Prince.

Tonight, we have some critical Game 6s in the NBA as Miami (3) looks to close out Philadelphia (2) and Phoenix (3) wants to do the same to Dallas (2).  In the NHL, Carolina (3) and Boston (2) meet on TNT; Saint Louis (3) hopes to finish Minnesota (2) at home; and the CBC doubleheader has Toronto (3) at Tampa (2) and LA (3) hosting Edmonton (2).

Indies are mostly recharging this weekend, but here are the few highlights:

  • S SAN FRANCISCO, CA — West Coast Pro kicks the weekend off with Ill Mannered (Friday, 7PMPT, IWTV)!  Timothy Thatcher is back and facing Kevin Blackwood!  Vinnie Massaro gets killed by Biff Busick!  Karl Fredericks and Reno Scum in six-man tag action!  Titus Alexander faces Will Ospreay!
  • WESTVILLE, NJ — On Point Wrestling is hoping their next show is a Triumph (Saturday, 7PMET, IWTV)!  Kit Osbourne goes to war with Matt Tremont!  Robert Martyr steps into it with Davey Richards!  Isaiah Broner takes on AKIRA!  Brandon Kirk tussles with Mike Law!
  • CLEARWATER, FL — Full Impact Pro is back and they say this show is All Or Nothing (Sunday, 7PMET, Club WWN)!  Karam defends the big gold against Jon Davis!  Odinson and Parrow of The End face Jaka and Sean Maluta, the Island Kings!  PLUS — Anthony Greene, Lucky Ali, Stallion Rogers, the Metro Brothers, and more!

And to hype you up for that, this week’s Indie Match Of The Week features four talents you’ve seen on AEW Dark and grown to love — Jaka and Sean Maluta face Liam Gray and Adrian Alanis as the Island Kings battle The Skulk!