Impact Results – Aug. 31, 2023 – SANADA, Something, & Kazarian vs. Moose, Myers, & Edwards

August 31, 2023
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Rebel Entertainment Complex
Commentary – Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt
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Quick Match Results

  1. Before The Impact pre-show: KUSHIDA defeated Drilla Moloney via Hoverboard Lock (submission)
  2. Impact Knockouts World Championship #1 Contender Battle Royal match – Alisha Edwards won, last eliminating Jody Threat and KiLynn King
  3. “Speedball” Mike Bailey defeated Crazzy Steve via Disqualification
  4. Eric Young defeated Kon via Piledriver (pinfall)
  5. Chris Sabin vs. Zachary Wentz via Cradle Shock (pinfall)
  6. SANADA, Jake Something, & Frankie Kazarian vs. Moose, Brian Myers, & Eddie Edwards via Into The Void (pinfall)

Impact Knockouts World Championship #1 Contender Battle Royal
Alisha Edward, Masha Slamovich, Killer Kelly, Gisele Shaw, Jessicka, KiLynn King, Jody Threat, Savannah Evans, Vanna Black, Courtney Rush.

Trinity’s challenger for the Knockouts World Title at Victory Road will be determined in this over-the-top-rope Battle Royal! The Death Dollz bring the fight to Alisha and Black, who form a momentary alliance. The first elimination comes when MK Ultra toss Black to the outside. Evans eliminates Kelly but Jai Vidal prevents Shaw from being thrown over the top. Shaw capitalizes off of his involvement and eliminates the other half of the Knockouts World Tag Team Champions, Slamovich. Rush clotheslines Shaw for the elimination but also takes herself out in the process. King eliminates Jessicka, then delivers a jumping knee strike to Evans. Threat follows up with a running dropkick to eliminate Evans. King and Threat square off as King gains the upper-hand with a Neutralizer. Threat comes back with a German suplex but just when it appears that she’s going to win, Alisha Edwards appears out of nowhere and tosses them both over the top rope.

Winner: Alisha Edwards.

The replay reveals that Alisha Edwards retreated under the ring in the early stages of the match, and was never eliminated. Knockouts World Champion Trinity is seen watching on a monitor backstage.

Backstage: Motor City Machine Guns, Josh Alexander, The Rascalz

Josh Alexander apologies to IMPACT World Champion Alex Shelley for costing them their 8-man tag team match at Emergence when he became obsessed with attacking the returning Steve Maclin. Shelley accuses Alexander of thinking that he’s a transitional champion and vows to prove him wrong. The new IMPACT World Tag Team Champions, the Rascalz, interrupt and a frustrated Sabin challenges Wentz to a match tonight.

Backstage: Alisha Edwards, Eddie Edwards

Alisha and Eddie Edwards celebrate her victory in the Battle Royal just moments ago. Alisha calls Ride or Die the power couple of IMPACT Wrestling and fires a warning shot at the Knockouts World Champion, Trinity.

Crazzy Steve vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey

Following his revealing sit-down interview with Tom Hannifan, Crazzy Steve has come unglued as he battles Mike Bailey here tonight! Bailey goes for the Tornado Kick but Steve counters. Steve pushes his fingers into Bailey’s eyes and doesn’t break the hold by the referee’s 5 count, causing the disqualification.

Winner: “Speedball” Mike Bailey via Disqualification.

Steve is about to use a fork on the eyes of Bailey when Black Taurus confronts him in the ring. Steve attacks his longtime ally in Decay, and targets his eyes as well. Security rushes to the ring but Steve begins to pick them off one by one.

Backstage: Brian Myers, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Bully Ray

Moose, Brian Myers and Eddie Edwards are a cohesive unit ahead of tonight’s six-man tag team match against IWGP World Heavyweight Champion SANADA, Jake Something and Frankie Kazarian. Bully Ray interrupts and asks Moose and Myers for their help with his PCO problem. Frustrated that Bully abandoned them for the second time, Moose and Myers tell him that he’s on his own.

Video: Will Ospreay

In addition to his appearance at Bound For Glory, Will Ospreay will also be at Turning Point on October 27th in Newcastle, which will air on IMPACT Plus on November 3rd.

Backstage: Bully Ray, PCO

Bully Ray pleads with PCO to stop tormenting him. Bully tells PCO that he lit him on fire in an attempt to kill “the monster.”

Kon vs. Eric Young

After taking out Deaner in a No Disqualification match at Emergence, Eric Young looks to finish off The Design as he collides with Kon! The early advantage goes to Kon as he hits a thunderous Spinebuster for two. Kon tosses Young over the top rope, sending him crashing to the floor. Kon charges into the corner but Young avoids him. Young has Kon staggered as he spikes him with a Death Valley Driver for two. Young bites the head of Kon, then soars with a top rope elbow drop for another near fall. Young clotheslines him over the top rope, then dives to the outside. Young hits a vicious Piledriver on the floor but somehow, Kon makes it back into the ring before the referee’s 10 count. Young hits a second Piledriver to score the pinfall victory.

Winner: Eric Young via Pinfall.

Backstage: Lio Rush

X-Division Champion Lio Rush says that Chris Sabin isn’t ready to step back into the ring with him. KUSHIDA interrupts and declares that he’ll be enacting his X-Division Title opportunity at Victory Road on September 8th.

Video: Jordynne Grace

Jordynne Grace returns to IMPACT Wrestling at Victory Road.

Backstage: Deonna Purrazzo

A fired up Deonna Purrazzo accuses Jordynne Grace of trying to steal her spotlight at Emergence. Purrazzo lays out the challenge for a match between her and Grace at Victory Road.

Zachary Wentz vs. Chris Sabin

Chris Sabin looks to shut up Zachary Wentz in this impromptu match made earlier tonight! Wentz sends Sabin to the outside, then takes him out with a dive over the top rope. Miguel is about to get involved at ringside but Shelley warns him not to. Back in the ring, Sabin spikes him with a tornado DDT out of the corner. Wentz hits a superkick, followed by a modified Half Nelson Slam for two. Wentz connects with a handspring knee but Sabin fires back with a dropkick and both men are down. Sabin locks in the STF but Miguel distracts the referee. Shelley pulls Miguel off the apron, then positions him for a running knee from Sabin. Sabin continues the assault with an assisted dive through the ropes, colliding with both of the Rascalz on the steel guardrail. Sabin puts Wentz away with the Cradle Shock to win.

Winner: Chris Sabin via Pinfall.

After the bell, Miguel rushes the ring and pummels Sabin before retreating up the ramp with Wentz.

Backstage: ABC, The Good Hands

The Good Hands have a score to settle with ABC.

Backstage: Santino Marella, Subculture, Rich Swann, Sami Callihan, JOYA

SUBCULTURE want their rematch against the Rascalz for the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles. Director of Authority Santino Marella tells them that the Rascalz are already scheduled to defend against the Motor City Machine Guns at Victory Road – but if they want competition, they can face another hungry team in Rich Swann and Sami Callihan. Hot off their victory on Countdown to Emergence, JOYA also have their sights set on becoming IMPACT World Tag Team Champions but Marella says that they must wait for their opportunity.

In-Ring: Kenny King, Sheldon Jean, Tommy Dreamer

Kenny King and Sheldon Jean are in the ring as King reflects on his successful Digital Media Title defense over Johnny Swinger at Emergence. Tommy Dreamer interrupts after defending Swinger during a post-match attack from King and getting kicked in the head as a result. Dreamer reveals that Swinger lost his father-in-law over the weekend but he made a point of crediting the Knockouts with earning their spot in the main event that night. Dreamer says that King and Jean didn’t watch the Knockouts World Title match because they were at the bar celebrating instead. King accuses Dreamer of refusing to give up his spot to the next generation of talent like him. Dreamer fires back and dares Dreamer to take that spot from him. Dreamer offers to put his career on the line in a Title vs Career match against King, then exits the ring.

Backstage: Gail Kim

As revealed on Press Pass, Hall of Famers Awesome Kong and Gail Kim will join forces with Knockouts World Champion Trinity, Jordynne Grace and a mystery partner to battle Angelina Love, Deonna Purrazzo, Gisele Shaw, Savannah Evans and a mystery partner at IMPACT 1000, taking place on September 9th in White Plains, NY.

Victory Road 2023 & Next Week’s Show Cards Rundown

Who will walk the road to victory? Find out when IMPACT Wrestling presents Victory Road LIVE September 8th at 8pm ET on IMPACT PlusYouTube for IMPACT Ultimate Insiders and FITE from the Westchester Country Center in White Plains, NY. Tickets are on-sale now at Trinity defends the Knockouts World Title against Alisha Edwards, Deonna Purrazzo battles the returning Jordynne Grace. The Motor City Machine Guns challenge the Rascalz for the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles. Lio Rush defends the X-Division Title against KUSHIDA. It’s Title vs Career as Kenny King defends the Digital Media Title against Tommy Dreamer. Plus, PCO gets his hands on Bully Ray in an Anything Goes match. Josh Alexander seeks revenge on Steve Maclin.

Don’t miss an all-new IMPACT! next Thursday at 8/7c on AXS TV and 8:30pm ET on YouTube for IMPACT Insiders. Deonna Purrazzo goes one-on-one with Dani Luna. SUBCULTURE take on Rich Swann and Sami Callihan. X-Division Champion Lio Rush clashes with Kevin Knight. Plus, Josh Alexander teams with PCO to battle Bully Ray and Steve Maclin.

Backstage: Steve Maclin

Steve Maclin promises “Tag em’, bag em’ and mayhem for the Walking Weapon” at Victory Road.

Moose, Brian Myers, & Eddie Edwards vs. SANADA, Jake Something, & Frankie Kazarian

It’s a star-studded six-man tag team match in tonight’s main event! Something launches himself over the top rope as he takes out Moose, Myers and Edwards on the outside. Dirty Dango and Alpha Bravo are seen watching the match on a monitor backstage. SANADA hits the ropes but Moose hits him with a knee back from the apron. Myers capitalizes with a back suplex and gains control. Moments later, SANADA ties up Edwards, then drive Myers face-first into Edwards’ backside. Edwards draws the attention of the referee, allowing Moose to attack SANADA from the apron. Edwards hits SANADA with a Blue Thunder Bomb for two. SANADA counters a powerbomb attempt from Moose into a Hurricanrana. SANADA tags in Kazarian, who immediately goes after Edwards. Kazarian hits Edwards with a powerslam, followed by a pair of springboard leg drops for Edwards and Myers. Kazarian almost puts Edwards away with the Unprettier. Both men are down following in-sync crossbodies in the middle of the ring. Kazarian tags in Something, who puts his strength on display with a Pop-Up Powerbomb to Moose. Moose comes back with a powerbomb of his own to Something. SANADA hits Moose with a Shining Wizard. Myers takes SANADA out with the Roster Cut. Kazarian spikes Myers with a slingshot DDT. Kazarian and Edwards topple over the top rope to the floor. Something puts Myers away with Into the Void for three.

Winner: SANADA, Jake Something, & Frankie Kazarian via Pinfall.