Former X Division Champion, ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey has had quite the year in 2022, having numerous notable matches with those such as; KENTA, Will Ospreay, Konosuke Takeshita, and Jon Moxley.
Most recently, Bailey would go almost 60 minutes vs Impact World Champion, Josh Alexander. Speedball would sign with Impact Wrestling in October of 2021, hot off the heels of a previous match with none other than Josh Alexander.
Speaking with Chris Van Vliet about his future, Bailey noted that he will remain in Impact for the next few years. The former X Division Champion is fond of the places the company is heading and is enthusiastic about his ability to wrestle various talents across the indie scene.
“I mean, I’m gonna be with IMPACT Wrestling for a few more years. And I’m very excited about that. I want to grow along with IMPACT, and I think that’s a big part of it. I feel like — I’m not taking any credit for it, but they have absolutely been making all the right moves. And Scott [D’Amore] has taken the company in a very, very interesting direction. And they have been growing, the shows have been consistently getting better. They’ve come out of the pandemic, and just knocked it out of the park. The live events are absolutely fantastic. And I think that I don’t think there’s a limit right now, to what I can do in IMPACT. And I think that the more all of us at IMPACT grow, the more the company is going to grow. And I feel like that’s limitless, kind of. But that being said, I want to outdo myself. And I know that people have said that my 2022 was a wild year, and my goal is just to make 2022 better, wherever and however that might be… I am a much better wrestler right now than I was at the beginning of the year. I am focused on growth and continuous improvement. And I feel like I’ve achieved that. And I feel like my work itself is going to keep getting better in 2023. I mean, like with how wrestling is evolving and changing, there’s new opportunities constantly. I mean, forbidden door things that are happening now like they never have before. I got to wrestle KENTA recently at Pro Wrestling REVOLVER [and I had] match with Jon Moxley, I wrestled Will Ospreay earlier in the beginning of the year. I mean, I wrestled Dax Harwood two weeks ago in a, you know, big forbidden door extraordinaire match. And I feel like that just makes the possibilities endless. And if I can continue to wrestle all the best wrestlers in the world and keep getting better while I do it, I feel like that’s enough of a goal.“‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey
Speedball is set to face off with Yuya Uemura on the Thursday December 22nd edition of Impact Wrestling, Bailey also went toe to toe in a losing effort against KENTA on December 3rd at The Wrestling Revolver “REVOLVER Season Finale”.