5 talking points from this week's IMPACT Wrestling (December 16, 2021): Chelsea Green Knocked Out, stipulation added to Top title match, feuds intensify

Contract signing ended in chaos on IMPACT Wrestling
Contract signing ended in chaos on IMPACT Wrestling
K Sai Krishna

This week's IMPACT Wrestling saw some of the top feuds taken to the next level. The world champion Moose and his challengers Matt Cardona and W.Morrissey were scheduled to have contract signings to make their match official.

Knockouts Champion Mickie James and her challenger Deonna Purrazzo have been in each other's crosshairs ever since the latter first lodged an assault on the former. A new stipulation has now been added to their match.

One-half of the world tag team champions, Gallows was scheduled to team up with Joe Doering of Violent by Design to battle Rich Swann and Willie Mack. Josh Alexander made his in-ring return on IMPACT Wrestling against Rohit Raju.

So without further ado, let's go through the 5 Talking Points from the latest edition of IMPACT Wrestling. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.

#5 New alliance on IMPACT Wrestling

The feud between Heath & Rhino and Violent By Design has been building up for months. It looked like the rivalry was about to be put to rest last week as Eric Young battled Rhino in a Street Fight.

A week before that, during VBD's attack on Rich Swann and Willie Mack, Heath & Rhino made the save and had the numbers advantage for the first time.

Violent By Design assaulted Rich Swann & @Willie_Mack after their match but @HEATHXXII & Rhino were there to even the odds!#IMPACTonAXSTV @TheEricYoung @bigjoedoering @CodyDeaner

In the grudge match last week, it looked like Rhino was about to beat Young, but The Good Brothers joined forces with VBD. The heels took out Swann, Mack, Heath & Rhino, ultimately allowing Young to win over The Gore Machine.

The entire saga led to the scheduled tag match tonight, with Gallows and Doering picking up the win. Judging by the looks of things, we probably might get a fatal four-way for the tag titles at IMPACT Wrestling's Hard to Kill.

#4 Josh Alexander's in-ring return on IMPACT Wrestling

.@Walking_Weapon put the fire out! @HakimZane was no match for the C4 Spike!#IMPACTonAXSTV

Following a heinous attack from the debuting JONAH at IMPACT Wrestling's Turning Point, Josh Alexander returned last week to interrupt a match between Rohit Raju and Lawrence D.

The Executive Vice President of IMPACT Wrestling, Scott D'Amore, had ordered JONAH to stay at home, which further infuriated the former world champion. Despite being asked to maintain his composure, he delivered the C4-Spike to Raj Singh.

This week, he battled Rohit Raju. Despite interference from Singh, he overcame the odds to beat his opponent and build momentum towards his highly anticipated clash against JONAH at Hard To Kill.

#3 Trey Miguel was taken out on IMPACT Wrestling

Impressive win from @TheTreyMiguel but @SteveMaclin ruined the moment! "There's no honor in this Maclin!" #IMPACTonAXSTV

X-Division champion Trey Miguel battled John Skyler and picked up a quick win over him. Following the match, he was attacked by Steve Maclin, who has been pursuing the title for quite some time now.

The two have been part of numerous multi-man matches, but Maclin wasn't pinned in any of them, which kept him in the title hunt. This week, Miguel was brutalized by Maclin backstage.

#2 Stipulation added to Knockouts title match on IMPACT Wrestling

ITS OFFICIAL! @MickieJames vs @DeonnaPurrazzo will now be a TEXAS DEATH MATCH! Be at #HardToKill LIVE @thefactoryDE in Dallas, Texas! TICKETS:

Mickie James and Deonna Purrazzo are set to battle each other in a highly anticipated rematch at IMPACT Wrestling's Hard to Kill for the Knockouts Championship.

Throughout their feud, the two superstars have lodged multiple attacks on each other, which led to Scott D'Amore and Gail Kim announcing a no-contact clause between the two superstars. It was also announced that the title match would be a Texas Deathmatch.

#1 Chelsea Green knocked out on IMPACT Wrestling

The three-way world championship feud between Moose, Morrissey, and Matt Cardona has quickly escalated, becoming personal. IMPACT Wrestling EVP Scott D'Amore presided over the contract signing this week on IMPACT Wrestling.

Morrissey declared that he came to IMPACT to win the world championship and vowed to do it at Hard To Kill. He signed the contract and left. Cardona said that he would never be more ready for a world title match than for the upcoming one and proceeded to sign the contract.

Moose taunted Chelsea, saying he would prove once again that Matt would always be 'mid-Cardona,' leading to a brawl between the champion and the challenger.

As Cardona was about to hit Moose with a steel chair, the latter moved away, and Chelsea ended up taking the blow. The champ retreated smiling as Cardona asked for help to close the show.

Edited by Angana Roy
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