IMPACT Wrestling has signed independent star “Speedball” Mike Bailey and made the announcement on Sunday evening.
IMPACT Wrestling executive Scott D’Amore made the news public at Sunday’s Destiny Wrestling event in Mississauga, Ontario.
This just happened @DestinyWrestle tonight. @SpeedballBailey gets a contract for @IMPACTWRESTLING from @ScottDAmore.we all know how great you are and now the rest of the world will k is now. It’s just not Chant, but you deserve this. Go out and show the world. pic.twitter.com/hvdft694Vj
— ringside with chops (@ringsidechops) November 1, 2021
After being presented with the contract, he signed it on Josh Alexander’s back.
Bailey is 31-years old and was unable to compete in the United States over the past five years after a ban was issued for that time period after attempting to cross the border in for a show in 2016.
Bailey was one of the top unsigned talents on the independent scene and has remained active over the past five years wrestling for DDT, wXw, and Rev Pro among the many worldwide promotions he has competed for during that stretch.
Josh Alexander praised the signing and said that it would be “the steal of a signing people talk about in 5 yrs”.
This will be the steal of a signing people talk about in 5yrs.@IMPACTWRESTLING gets another killer.@SpeedballBailey is going to take over the wrestling scene! One of my toughest opponents, most skilled & hardest workers I’ve ever seen. @DestinyWrestle is Canadian wrestling pic.twitter.com/jCe7rIzQOR
— Josh Alexander (@Walking_Weapon) October 31, 2021