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Impact notes: Alexander vs. Suzuki, Sunday TV taping results


Former Impact World Champion and X-Division Champion Josh Alexander will face Minoru Suzuki for the first time ever at Monday's Impact TV taping in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Impact announced the match Monday after it was set up during Sunday's taping with a staredown and pull-apart brawl between the two.

Suzuki is making his promotional debut at the tapings while Alexander is coming off his win over Christian Cage for the World title at Sunday's Bound for Glory only to lose it minutes later to Moose who cashed in his Call Your Shot gauntlet opportunity right after.

While spoilers and results from Sunday's TV taping have been hard to come by, here's a few notes:

  • Moose opened the tapings with what was described as a scathing promo that covers AEW, Roman Reigns, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, The New Day and more.
  • Moose, W. Morrissey and Suzuki vs. Alexander, Matt Cardona and Eddie Edwards were the main event of night one.
  • X-Divison Champion Trey Miguel defended against Rocky Romero. The match was made on Twitter Monday so that will likely be on tap for this Thursday's show.
  • Knockouts Champion Mickie James successfully defended the title against Madison Rayne. Mercedes Martinez then came out afterward to challenge James to a title match at Turning Point as she earned the shot in the Knockouts Knockdown tournament.
  • Ace Austin defeated Chris Sabin.
  • Laredo Kid won a four-way no. 1 contender's match for the X-Division title that included Rohit Raju, Steve Maclin and Black Taurus.
  • Tag Team Champions The Good Brothers vs. FinJuice was interrupted by Bullet Club as Chris Bey, El Phantasmo and Hikuleo laid out both teams with low blows with the titles.
  • VBD's Eric Young returned to singles action to defeat the debuting Jai Vidal in a squash. Young is coming off a knee injury.
  • Heath defeated VBD's Joe Doering with the faction laying out Heath and Rhino afterward.
  • Other taped matches include John Skyler vs. Chelsea Green; Rosemary and Havok vs. Brandi Lauren and Kimber Lee, Jake Something vs. Matthew Rehwoldt; Tasha Steelz vs. Rachael Ellering; and Rich Swann and Willie Mack against two members of the Learning Tree. In the Rosemary/Havok vs. Lauren and Lee match, new Knockouts Tag Team Champions The IInspiration came out to watch the match, getting in the ring after the match. Jess McKay had her throat grabbed, but that was it.