The lineup for Thursday's Impact Wrestling is slowly trickling out with a match that has future X-Division title shot implications on the line, Josh Alexander vs. Rohit Raju in a matchup of former X-Division champions, and Laredo Kid vs. Chris Bey of Bullet Club.
X-Division Champion Trey Miguel will take on John Skyler in a non-title match with Skyler looking for a future title shot if he wins. Skyler was unsuccessful in unseating Digital Champion Jordynne Grace in his last Impact outing.
Alexander is on the march to January 8th's Hard to Kill pay-per-view when he faces new antagonist Jonah. The latter debuted at Turning Point by sneak attacking Alexander from behind while he was delivering a promo.
As Raju was facing Lawrence D last Thursday, Alexander came out to the ring and took out both Raju and Raj Singh, later demanding he face Jonah but Impact VP Scott D'Amore made the match for the PPV instead.
The Bey vs. Kid match was also born last Thursday as Kid stuck up for a merchandise person who was getting Bey and Hikuleo to sign Turning Point posters. Bey is coming off a win over Fallah Bahh while Kid was last seen on the losing end of a three-way X-Division title match at Turning Point with champion Miguel and Steve Maclin.
Jessie McKay, one half of the Knockouts Tag Team Champions The IInspiration, will take on Tenille Dashwood of The Influence in singles action.
There will also be a contract signing for the World title match at Hard to Kill between titleholder Moose and challenger W. Morrissey and Matt Cardona.
Here's the current lineup:
- X-Division Champion Trey Miguel vs. John Skyler non-title match
- Josh Alexander vs. Rohit Raju
- Laredo Kid vs. Chris Bey
- Jessie McKay vs. Tenille Dashwood
- Hard to Kill World title match contract signing