IMPACT Highlights – 3/30/23 (Special Live show, first-ever all Knockout cover edition of PWI)

The following highlights from IMPACT Wrestling that aired Thursday night on AXS TV are courtesy of

It’s a special LIVE edition of IMPACT! featuring expert analysis and never-before-seen matchups ahead of Multiverse United: Only the STRONG Survive.

Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt welcome us to Anthem’s LA Live studio in Los Angeles, California. They run down the card for Multiverse United before being joined by Santino Marella. IMPACT’s Director of Authority calls tonight’s bout between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Mike Bailey a dream match, as we revisit NJPW Resurgence 2021 where Tanahashi went one-on-one with Archer for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Title.

Miyu Yamashita vs Killer Kelly

It’s time for the first never-before-seen matchup of the night as Miyu Yamashita makes her IMPACT in-ring debut. Yamashita hits a pinpoint kick, knocking Kelly off her feet in the early going. Yamashita puts her submission game on display but Kelly rolls her up for two. Kelly delivers a series of headbutts, followed by a butterfly suplex into the turnbuckles. Kelly connects with a delayed running dropkick in the corner. Moments later, both Knockouts are down following a bicycle kick from Kelly. The fight spills to the floor where Yamashita hits a step-up kick. Kelly regains control by dropping her face-first on the apron. Back in the ring, Yamashita locks in the Killer Clutch but Yamashita breaks free and hits a German suplex. Yamashita connects with the Skull Kick to win.

Miyu Yamashita def Killer Kelly

IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander vs KENTA – IMPACT World Championship

The never-before-seen matchups continue as we witness Josh Alexander’s last IMPACT World Title defense before relinquishing the title due to injury. KENTA knocks Alexander out of the ring, then drives him face-first into the steel ring post. Back in the ring, KENTA powerslams him into the mat and begins to play mind games with the champ. Both men exchange strikes in the middle of the ring with Alexander gaining the upper-hand. Alexander hits a rolling senton, then drives his knee into the back of KENTA’s neck. KENTA removes the top turnbuckle pad before delivering a flying clothesline off the top rope. Both men are thinking the same thing as headbutts send them crashing down to the mat. KENTA hits the draping DDT, followed by the hesitation dropkick in the corner moments later. KENTA soars with the top rope double foot stomp for two. Alexander counters the GTS into the Ankle Lock. KENTA sends him into the exposed turnbuckle, then almost puts him away with a roll up. Alexander returns the favor, hitting Snake Eyes into the exposed turnbuckle. Alexander hits the C4 Spike to win.

IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander def KENTA – IMPACT World Championship

Scott D’Amore announces that Josh Alexander will relinquish the IMPACT World Title next Thursday on an all-new edition of IMPACT! on AXS TV.

Jody Threat arrives in IMPACT Wrestling next week.