Josh Alexander Retains IMPACT World Championship At Slammiversary
IMPACT World Championship: Josh Alexander (c) vs. Eric Young (with Deaner and Joe Doering)
Alexander and Young feel each other out early on. They’re evenly matched early on as they match each other step for step. Both men dodge moonsault attempts for their opponents. They trade blows, and the competitors chop each other. Alexander drills Young with a series of strikes. Young slams the champion for a two-count. The challenger gains the upper hand as his stablemates set up a table at ringside. Alexander fires up, but Young knocks him off the second rope and hits a diving elbow drop. Young exposes the bare ring canvas, but Alexander suplexes him. He powerbombs Young for a two-count and fights off interference from the VBD members. He hits a diving cross body for another two count. Young plants Alexander with The Stroke, but Alexander kicks out.
Young escapes the ankle lock and hits a Black Hole Slam for a two count. Alexander rallies and hits the Best Moonsault Ever, but Young kicks out. The champion plants Young with a Styles Clash for a two count. He traps Young in an ankle lock, but Deaner throws powder in the referee’s eyes. Alexander suplexes Deaner and drops Doering with a big boot. The champion sends Doering through a table with an Angle Slam. Alexander pulls out a Canadian flag as Deaner waves the VBD flag at him. He hits Deaner with the flag, and Young blasts Alexander with a guitar for a two-count. Young keeps tearing apart the ring to expose the bare wooden boards. He drills Alexander with a piledriver on the wood for a near fall. Alexander reverses another piledriver and briefly puts Young in the ankle lock. The champion slams Young on the wood and hits the C4 Spike on it for the win.
Winner and still IMPACT World Champion: Josh Alexander