IMPACT on AXS: Josh Alexander & Mike Bailey go 60 minutes, The Design arrive, Tag Title bout

Josh Alexander and Mike Bailey go 60 minutes for the IMPACT World Championship in the show's main event

Closing out the December 8th episode of IMPACT Wrestling on AXS was ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey and IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander wrestling for 60 minutes. Alexander scored the victory after hitting two ‘C4 Spike’ finishers back-to-back. 

This match came about because Alexander became fed up with Bully Ray and instead of waiting for their match at Hard To Kill, Alexander issued an open challenge so Bully could come face him for the title on IMPACT TV and still keep his pay-per-view match. Bully appeared via video and told Alexander he’ll wait until Hard To Kill so stepping up to the challenge was Mike Bailey. 

Post-match, Alexander and Bailey received standing ovations. When Bailey came to the back, one of the individuals ‘showing their respect’ was Kenny King who ended up spitting water at Bailey. 

Opening the program was an IMPACT World Tag Team Title match that saw the champions Rhino and Heath defend against Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin). The match was thrown out after Brian Myers and Matt Cardona ambushed Shelley & Sabin. 

Due to Bailey versus Alexander going 60 minutes, the singles match between Eddie Edwards and Delirious that was supposed to main event has been moved to December 15th. 

The Design (Deaner, Kon & Alan Angels) made their first TV appearance since Deaner ‘killed’ former Violent By Design leader Eric Young. Kon took on Sami Callihan in singles competition. 

‘Before the IMPACT’ featured X Division Champion Trey Miguel besting Jason Hotch in a non-title bout. After the match, Miguel spray painted Hotch with the same color of paint he used to spray paint the X Division Championship. 

Hard To Kill is scheduled for January 13th and in addition to the Alexander versus Bully match, Mickie James is putting her career on the line in a match against Jordynne Grace with Grace’s Knockouts World Title hanging in the balance.

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