IMPACT on AXS notes: Josh Alexander relinquishes title, Mickie James’ status, Jody Threat

Josh Alexander relinquishes the World Title, Mickie James to provide update, Jody Threat in action, NHL legend Darren McCarty wrestles

The final segment of the April 6th IMPACT Wrestling on AXS saw Josh Alexander relinquishing the IMPACT World Championship after suffering a torn triceps and having to undergo surgery. At the Rebellion pay-per-view on April 16th, KUSHIDA and Steve Maclin are going to compete for the vacant title

Alexander was in the ring with his wife Jade Chung, their child, KUSHIDA, Maclin and IMPACT Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore. There was a point when Alexander attempted to give the belt to D’Amore but Alexander’s son ran over and grabbed the belt back. 

IMPACT Knockouts World Champion Mickie James is currently dealing with a rib injury and she has a slight tear in her shoulder. If she is not cleared by Rebellion, she’ll relinquish the title and Jordynne Grace and Deonna Purrazzo will compete for it at the pay-per-view. If James is cleared, the title match is going to be a three way. 

Jody Threat made her in-ring debut for IMPACT and she picked up the win. 

On Before the IMPACT, Cameron Adamson refereed two matches. 

Multi-time NHL Stanley Cup winner Darren McCarty was in action and he tagged with Tommy Dreamer and Yuya Uemura to defeat Bully Ray and The Good Hands (John Skyler & Jason Hotch). 

Scheduled for the Rebellion go-home episode of IMPACT on AXS is the following: 

  • Sami Callihan & Angels (w/ Deaner & Kon) vs. Dirty Dango & Joe Hendry
  • Kenny King vs. Frankie Kazarian
  • Tasha Steelz vs. Gisele Shaw (w/ Jai Vidal & Savannah Evans)

As Eddie Edwards and PCO were clashing in the ring, Alisha Edwards helped her husband secure the victory. 

The Design is continuing to make Sami Callihan prove himself and step seven of that journey requires Callihan to eliminate all authority from his life other than The Design. He was told to figure out what that meant. 

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