Impact Wrestling Results (5/23) – Storm Chooses A Partner, New Knockouts Champion, Does AJ Styles Join The Aces?

Bill Pritchard

Kurt Angle vs Ken Anderson

AJ Styles is shown arriving backstage as we get underway, and Kurt puts Anderson in a side headlock but Anderson sends him into the ropes. Kurt hits a shoulder block and they face off, then Anderson kicks him in the corner and shoves him back before throwing a few punches. Anderson whips him across the ring but Kurt clotheslines him, then he punches him in the corner and stomps him before choking him with his boot. Kurt lifts him and suplexes him for a near fall, then he uppercuts Anderson before punching him in the corner.

Anderson avoids a corner tackle and Kurt hits the ringpost with his shoulder, then Anderson chokes him with his boot before whipping him across the ring. Anderson gets a near fall before attacking Kurt's shoulder, then he mocks Kurt near the ropes before kicking him a few times and hitting him in the corner. Kurt hits him back so Anderson kicks him in the head, then he goes for another cover before stomping on Kurt's hand and applying an armbar. Kurt breaks it with an armdrag, then he hits a missile dropkick but lands on his injured arm and is slow to get back up. Kurt runs at Anderson and clotheslines him, then he sends him across the ring and blocks a big boot before hitting a belly-to-belly for a two count.

Anderson counters a fireman's carry slam and goes for a cover, then he sets up Mic Check but Kurt blocks it and follows up with three German suplexes. Kurt goes for the Ankle Lock but Anderson kicks him away, then he surprises Kurt with Mic Check and only gets two. Anderson yells at the ref before going up top, but Kurt pops up and suplexes him off the turnbuckles and calls for the end. AJ Styles makes his way through the crowd and Tazz him, then Kurt turns and sees it and Anderson low blows him and steals it with a rollup.

Winner – Ken Anderson

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