TNA Impact Review – January 18, 2024

TNA Impact Review – January 18, 2024

Fatal 6 Way Match
Jake Something vs. El Hijo Del Vikingo vs. Kushida vs. Laredo Kid vs. Mike Bailey vs. Trey Miguel

Mike Bailey hits a running boot on Kushida before Trey Miguel & El Hijo Del Vikingo hits suicide dives on the outside.

Laredo Kid goes for a crossbody on Miguel but Miguel moves out of the way. Kushida hits a kick on Miguel.

Miguel hits a back heel kick on Kushida and goes for a submission on Laredo Kid but Jake Something hits a chokeslam onto Laredo Kid.

Vikingo hits a running forearm on Something but Something floors him with a right and knocks everyone out on the apron.

Something powerbombs Laredo Kid on the outside of the ring onto everyone.

Bailey hits a moonsault to the outside and Laredo Kid hits a Spanish Fly onto Bailey from the top rope. Something hits Into The Void onto Laredo Kid for the win.

Winner: Jake Something

Backstage Gia Miller is with Will Ospreay and he says he came in as an outsider and left Josh Alexander laying in the ring and the reason he returned was because of the 3 letters TNA. He says it’s time for Alexander to step up and asks him if he can handle the pressure.

We see a vignette for Ash By Elegance. A voiceover says she is irresistible and undeniable.

We see a clip from the Knockouts Title #1 Contenders Ultimate X match from Hard To Kill which was won by Gisele Shaw.

A promo by Gisele Shaw and she says the X guarantees her a shot at the Knockouts Title. Gail Kim walks up to her and says she doesn’t need the Shawntourage and that’s the Gisele Shaw she knows. Gisele Shaw walks off without saying anything.

Xia Brookside vs. Tasha Steelz

Xia Brookside drops Tasha Steelz with clotheslines and follows with a headscissors and double knees in the corner for a two count before Steelz hits double knees for a two count.

Steelz goes for the cutter but Brookside reverses then Steelz goes to the top rope but Brookside hits Brooksy Bomb for the win.

Winner: Xia Brookside

We see a clip from Hard To Kill where Joe Hendry played his music video for AJ Francis but was left laying.

A promo from Joe Hendry and he says he understands because AJ Francis paid for the airtime. Hendry says he’ll let bygones and bygones. He says he got a new laptop so he’ll throw it with the rest of the trash. We see DJ Whoo Kid in the trash.

Tag Team Match
Grizzled Young Vets (James Drake & Zack Gibson) vs. Frankie Kazarian & Eric Young

Frankie Kazarian goes for a backslide on James Drake for a two count and Drake drops him with a clothesline. Drake tags to Zack Gibson and hits a spinning heel kick on Kazarian.

Kazarian hits a chop on Gibson but Gibson hits an uppercut he makes a tag to Drake & Gibson throws Drake onto Kazarian for a two count.

Kazarian tries to go for the tag but Drake pulls him away and tags to Gibson.

Kazarian throws Drake to the outside and hits a vertical suplex onto Gibson.

Kazarian goes for the tag but Drake pulls Eric Young away before GYV hits a assisted Sliced Bread onto Kazarian for a two count. Drake hits a splash onto Kazarian on the outside.

Kazarian tries to get to Young but Gibson pushes him in the corner and tags to Drake but Kazarian breaks free and tags to Young.

Young bites Drake then Kazarian accidently punches Young so Gibson sends Kazarian to the floor then GYV hits Grit Your Teeth on Young for the win.

Winners: Grizzled Young Vets

After the match Kazarian clotheslines Young and is about to leave the ring but returns to kick on Young and hits Fade To Black onto Young and leaves.

We see TNA World Champion Moose celebrating in a restaurant with The System. Brian Myers says Moose did what he was destined to do. Eddie Edwards says that at Hard To Kill, they proved that The System works. Moose says no more 5 Star Athlete, no more Wrestling God now he only wants to be known as the TNA World Champion.

Nick Nemeth comes out to the ring & asks how the fans are doing. Nemeth says Hard To Kill was one hell of a moment. He says from start to finish there was something in the air and he was happy to be a part of it. Nemeth says he’s been very fortunate and he’s had 19 years and he’s done a lot of things. Nemeth says he was very fortunate to rack up a lot of accomplishments but he did it in one world. He says he is intimated, nervous and excited and he says he picked his time and place and lined up face to face with the TNA World Champion. He says he is going to become TNA World Champion. He says when he wins it, he is going to celebrate it with everyone and it is going to be the best day of his career. He says he respects every man and woman in the locker room. He says this is his 1st day doing it all over again. He says this time he earns it, he’s done it in the past and he will never stop. He says this is the first time he’ll do it as Nic Nemeth.

Maclin comes out to the ring. Maclin says he agrees with everything Nemeth says. Maclin says he was in the same world he was. He says he worked his way to the top. He says he & Nemeth are very similar but there is one difference. He says when he said something, he meant it but Nemeth is a phony. He says Nemeth says he gives so much to the business but he’s here to take it. Maclin says he’s here to suck this place and go somewhere else. Maclin says no one is going to ask about Nic Nemeth, they’re going to ask what happened to Dolph Ziggler then Nemeth slaps him then hits Danger Zone.

Backstage Gia Miller is with Jordynne Grace & Grace says it was an incredible night and it was an honor for to be a part of it. Grace says Trinity has been undefeated but she has been at the top of her game. Trinity comes and says she is taking her rematch next week and she is going to get to face her again, except this time she is going to become Knockouts Champion.

Jai Vidal comes out to the ring. He says he broke out in professional wrestling in Las Vegas. He says as he looks around he is reminded why he left that disgusting place. He says there is not one person in this building that can beat him up. The lights turn off and PCO is wheeled out by a bunch of nurses.

PCO vs. Jai Vidal

Jai Vidal tries to leave the ring but PCO pulls him and hits a chokeslam followed by a Showstopper then goes to the top rope and hits PCOSault for the win.

Winner: PCO

Motor City Machine Guns are backstage and Alex Shelley says what goes around comes around. X Division Champion Chris Sabin says their history with Kazuchika Okada goes back to 2006. Okada walks up and says next week he returns to TNA.

Josh Alexander vs. Will Ospreay

We get a lock up to start this match and Josh Alexander grabs his wrist but Will Ospreay flips out of it. Alexander with a headlock and Ospreay pushes him off but Alexander gets him down with an elbow.

Ospreay drops Alexander with a headscissors followed by a standing shooting star press for a two count then Ospreay chops Alexander and hits a backbreaker for a two count.

Alexander hits forearms but Ospreay hits a dropkick and goes for a backhand spring but Alexander catches him with a German suplex followed by a powerbomb onto the knee for a two count.

Ospreay & Alexander are on the apron and Ospreay hits a Tiger Driver onto a table at ringside. Alexander gets back in the ring at 9 but Ospreay hits a dropkick off the top rope across the ring followed by a OsCutter for a two count.

Ospreay whips Alexander in the corner but Alexander drops to the ground out of exhaustion. Ospreay hits a dropkick and Alexander fights back but Ospreay hits a Spanish Fly for two.

Ospreay goes for a Storm Breaker but Alexander reverses it and Ospreay hits a Stundog Millionaire and goes for a springboard cutter but Alexander hits a forearm.

Alexander goes to the ramp and Ospreay goes to the top rope but Alexander catches him.

Ospreay goes for Hidden Blade but Alexander ducks and hits a Tombstone Piledriver.

Alexander takes Ospreay on his shoulders and goes to the 2nd rope and hits a rolling senton for a two count followed by an Ankle Lock but Ospreay reverses it and throws Alexander in the corner.

Alexander runs at Ospreay in the corner but Ospreay locks Alexander up and hits Cheeky Nandos and hits a Poisonrana off the top followed by a Hidden Blade for a near fall.

Ospreay hits another Hidden Blade followed by a Storm Breaker ’93 for another near fall.

Ospreay hits a kick but Alexander turn Ospreay inside out with a clothesline.

Alexander goes for C4 Spike but Ospreay reverses it into a Styles Clash but Alexander gets out of it and hits his own Styles Clash for a two count then hits C4 Spike for the win.

Winner: Josh Alexander (Recommend)

After the match Scott D’Amore comes out to the ring after the match and says Holy shit as the fans chant the same. D’Amore says he has loved this business since he was 4 years old and watched wrestling at his dying grandfather’s bedside. He says he saw the lowest of the lows when he came here years ago and he saw the corpse that Bruce Prichard called dead years ago in the ring. He says he looked around and saw Josh Alexander and others and they pumped blood into it. D’Amore says it never died because of them and it gave them something to live for and something to fight for. D’Amore says TNA is back and it is never ever going away.

Next Week’s Impact

6 Man Tag Team Match
Motor City Machine Guns (X Division Champion Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) & Kazuchika Okada vs. The System (TNA World Champion Moose, Eddie Edwards & Brain Myers)

Knockouts Title Match
Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Trinity

Nic Nemeth vs. Zachary Wentz