Impact Wrestling Results (1/26) – New KO’s #1 Contender, Alex Shelley vs Zema Ion, Tag Team Tables Match Main Event

Bill Pritchard

Sting comes out to the ring with James Storm and Jeff Hardy and calls both Bobby Roode and Bully Ray out and they come through the crowd and start brawling. Sting seperates them and tells them to break up but Bully says screw his sides and they fight again until Sting chokes Roode with his bat. He says they can't contain rabid animals and he does want to let them fight, so they will have a tag match tonight. Storm takes a mic and tells Bully to shut up, but they go at it again and Storm chokes Bully with his boot and says he's not going anywhere. He says they should make this a tables match, and Sting asks the fans then says it looks like they will have a tables match tonight.

Zema Ion vs Alex Shelley

Shelley puts Zema in a side headlock then runs the ropes and rolls through for a near fall, and he says he was that close but Zema shoves him. Shelley kicks him a few times and corners him and Zema screams to cut the cameras then hits Shelley and hits a corkscrew splash but Shelley comes back with an inverted facebuster. He chases Zema around ringside then catches him near the rope but Zema snaps his head off the ropes and drops him with a neckbreaker for two. Shelley makes it back up and hits him but Zema rakes his eyes and dropkicks him out of the ring. He rolls back in a hits a few dropkicks, then connects with a diving STO in the corner and Shelley goes up top but Zema rolls out of the way. Zema hits a DDT then goes up top but he misses a 450 splash and Shelley jumps up and hits Sliced Bread #2 and makes the cover.

Winner – Alex Shelley

AJ Styles is in the back and says he just watched the match and he hasn't been able to do that lately because of what has been going on. He says success got to Bobby Roode, then it got to Christopher Daniels, and James Storm accused him of giving him a concussion. AJ says it was only a matter of time before Kazarian turned on him, and he is going to get to the bottom of things tonight. Elsewhere, Tara is being interviewed about winning her match and she says she can't believe she is getting to face Gail Kim. She says they have had matches in the past and they know each other but she is ready. Tara says she knows Gail is pretty hard to get a read on, but she knows she will play dirty to keep her title, but she will do the exact same thing if she has to.

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