Following tonight’s episode of IMPACT on AXS TV, the card for Slammiversary is more clear as another name has qualified for the Ultimate X Match. “Speedball” Mike Bailey defeated Laredo Kid to earn his spot in the X-Division Championship Match. Here’s how it all went down:
Laredo Kid vs. Mike Bailey
The two exchange pin attempts before reaching an athletic stalemate. Headlock by Bailey, but Laredo gets a headscissors for a few pin attempts. Bailey hits a pump kick to LK on the outside after a scouted tope. Bailey gives some hard knees to LK in the corner, but LK kicks out.
This is a back and forth exchange as both stars use their speed and high-flying. LK hits an Asai moonsault to Speedball.
LK goes for Uno Mas and he hits it. Two count. Bailey gets several pin attempts on LK, but nails a swift moonsault to the outside on Laredo. “Speedball” chants. Speedball nails a missile dropkick. Twisting shooting star press by Bailey gets another two count. Bailey goes for his signature kicks, but LK powerbombs him. He gets Bailey cornered for a Superman forearm. Bailey charges back and hits LK in the opposite corner. Massive Michinooku Driver by LK. “Speedball” chants again.
LK and Bailey trade hard shots with one another up top. A headbutt downs Bailey briefly, but LK gets kicked. The fight up top continues until rapid elbows dizzy LK. Bailey connects with a hard kick. Moonsault knees, a kick to the head. Bailey covers LK goes for a pin attempt, a crucifix pin gets the win for Bailey, but Speedball has his foot under the ropes.
WINNER: Mike Bailey
We see Ace Austin who is Tokyo for the Super Juniors. He patronizingly applauds Bailey. Mike chose to be selfish and now he has to learn the hard way, like Trey Miguel. As long as Ace is in the picture, everyone else is second place. While his focus is here in NJPW for the Super Juniors, he is going to be ready for the Ultimate X.
Here is the updated card for the IMPACT Slammiversary event on June 19:
IMPACT World Championship: Josh Alexander (c) vs. Eric Young
Ultimate X – IMPACT X-Division Championship: Ace Austin (c) vs. Kenny King vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey
Queen of the Mountain – Knockouts Championship: Tasha Steelz (c) vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Chelsea Green vs. Mia Yim vs. Jordynne Grace
SEE MORE: IMPACT Wrestling Results (5/19)