September 7, 2023
Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Rebel Entertainment Complex
Commentary – Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt
Results via ImpactWrestling.com
Quick Match Results
- Before The Impact pre-show: Ace Austin defeated Jason Hotch via The Fold (pinfall)
- Deonna Purrazzo defeated Dani Luna via Fujiwara Armbar (submission)
- JOYA defeated Champagne Singh & Shera via One Hit Wonder (pinfall)
- Rich Swann & Sami Callihan defeated Subculture via 450 Splash (pinfall)
- Lio Rush defeated Kevin Knight via Final Hour (pinfall)
- Steve Maclin & Bully Ray defeated PCO & Josh Alexander via Pinfall
Deonna Purrazzo vs. Dani Luna
Before Deonna Purrazzo battles the returning Jordynne Grace tomorrow night at Victory Road, she must first get by SUBCULTURE’s Dani Luna! Purrazzo goes for the Fujiwara Armbar early but Luna scurries to the ropes. Luna hits a Fallaway Slam, followed by a running clothesline. Purrazzo gains control with an Arm Wringer into the hardest part of the ring. Back in the ring, Purrazzo hits a Backstabber for two. Luna connects with a dropkick, followed by a powerbomb. Luna rolls her up for another near fall. Purrazzo locks in the Fujiwara Armbar to win by submission.
Winner: Deonna Purrazzo via Submission.
Video: Crazzy Steve
Crazzy Steve vows to decimate the unholy alliance that was once him and Black Taurus.
Backstage: Tommy Dreamer, Heath
Did @THETOMMYDREAMER do the right thing by putting his career on the line against @KennyKingPb2 and the Digital Media Championship at #VictoryRoad? @HEATHXXII #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/jrQ2brJQmH— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 8, 2023
Heath pleads with Tommy Dreamer to rethink his upcoming Title vs Career match against Digital Media Champion Kenny King.
JOYA (Joe Hendry & Yuya Uemura) vs. Champagne Singh & Shera
JOYA looks to continue their wave of momentum as they face off against Champagne Singh and Shera! Singh dumps Uemura into the top rope. Shera hits a running big boot, followed by a powerslam. Singh hits a Flatliner out of the corner. Uemura creates separation with a diving clothesline, then makes the tag to Hendry. The pace quickens as Hendry goes on the attack. Hendry powers up Shera for a delayed vertical suplex. Uemura joins Hendry for the One Hit Wonder on Singh to win.
Winner: JOYA via Pinfall.
Backstage: Steve Maclin, Bully Ray
Bully Ray’s paranoia about PCO leads to distrust between him and Steve Maclin ahead of tonight’s tag team main event.
Video: Will Ospreay
CHICAGO! @WillOspreay is coming to #BoundForGlory on October 21 and #BoundForGloryFallout on October 22 in Cicero Stadium!— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 8, 2023
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A video aired hyped up Will Ospreay’s upcoming appearances for Impact at this year’s Bound For Glory event in Chicago.
Backstage: Josh Alexander
Josh Alexander promises to bring mayhem and violence as he teams with PCO to battle Bully Ray and Steve Maclin tonight.
Subculture (Flash Morgan Webster & Mark Andrews) vs. Rich Swann & Sami Callihan
Top tag teams jockey for position as SUBCULTURE collides with Rich Swann and Sami Callihan! The early advantage goes to Swann and Callihan as they hit Webster with a leg drop sidewalk slam combo for two. Callihan attempts to launch Swann off the ropes but Webster ducks out of the way. Webster soars with a Pinball Wizard off the top rope, taking out Swann and Callihan on the outside. Swann fights out of the corner and causes Andrews to clothesline the steel ring post. Swann creates separation with an Enzuigiri to Webster, allowing him to tag in Callihan. Webster hits an assisted Falcon Arrow on Callihan. Andrews connects with Stundog Millionaire but Callihan avoids the follow-up 450 Splash from Webster. Swann gets a running start from the top of the ramp for a big cutter on Andrews. Swann finishes him off with the 450 Splash to win.
Winner: Rich Swann & Sami Callihan via Pinfall.
Backstage: Gisele Shaw, Savannah Evans, Jai Vidal
After eliminating MK Ultra from the Knockouts Battle Royal last week, Gisele Shaw and Savannah Evans have their sights set on becoming Knockouts World Tag Team Champions at Victory Road.
Backstage: The Rascalz, The Good Hands
The Good Hands want a shot at the IMPACT World Tag Team Championships but The Rascalz have the Motor City Machine Guns to deal with first! @TheTreyMiguel @ZacharyWentz @TheJohnSkyler @TheJasonHotch #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/JBiMJ6KPa3— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 8, 2023
The Good Hands want a shot at The Rascalz’ IMPACT World Tag Team Titles. Zachary Wentz suggests that John Skyler and Jason Hotch must help them defeat the Motor City Machine Guns at Victory Road first.
Lio Rush vs. Kevin Knight
Before he defends the X-Division Title against KUSHIDA at Victory Road, Rush battles KUSHIDA’s tag team partner in New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Kevin Knight! Knight has Rush reeling in the early going following a dropkick to the outside. Rush tries to retreat with his X-Division Title but Knight throws him back in the ring. The fight spills to the outside once again as Knight hits a series of chops to the chest. Rush delivers a thumb to the eye to halt Knight’s momentum. Rush dives through the ropes on two occasions, sending Knight crashing back-first into the steel guardrail. Knight picks Rush off the top rope with a leg scissor. Knight hits a dropkick but misses the follow-up springboard crossbody. Rush connects with Final Hour to win.
Winner: Lio Rush via Pinfall.
After the match, Rush adds insult to injury as he attacks Knight and locks in the Hoverboard Lock, KUSHIDA’s signature submission. KUSHIDA comes to the aid of Knight and chases off Rush.
Video: Dirty Dango, Alpha Bravo
Ahead of their match on IMPACT 1000 next week, Dirty Dango calls Jake Something the epitome of the “gratitude era”.
Video: Jordynne Grace
Jordynne Grace returns to IMPACT Wrestling this Friday at Victory Road as she renews her epic rivalry with Deonna Purrazzo.
In-Ring: Santino Marella, Alisha & Eddie Edwards, Franike Kazarian
Knockouts World Champion Trinity and #1 Contender Alisha Edwards are in the ring to sign the contract for their Knockouts World Title clash tomorrow night at Victory Road. Alisha disrespects the Canadian audience in Toronto before turning her attention towards the champ. Alisha says that she’s not just a champion’s wife anymore. For a long time, she thought that she needed to change her husband, Eddie – but it was her who needed to change. Alisha signs the contract before Director of Authority Santino Marella hands it over to Trinity. Trinity admits that she overlooked Alisha upon her arrival in IMPACT Wrestling, but says that she has earned this Knockouts World Title opportunity. Trinity praises IMPACT Wrestling for having the fiercest competition in all of professional wrestling. Eddie Edwards interjects and tells her not to wave the IMPACT banner because he and Alisha have been her longer than anyone. Alisha says that her man, Eddie, will be in her corner at Victory Road which the same can’t be said for Trinity. Trinity reminds Eddie that he turned his back on the company when he was the leader of Honor No More. Alisha throws champagne in Trinity’s face. Trinity hits her with a roundhouse kick and a brawl breaks out between the two Knockouts. Trinity is about to put Alisha through a table when Eddie blindsides her. Eddie puts Trinity through the table with a Blue Thunder Bomb before being chased off by Frankie Kazarian.
Victory Road 2023 Show Card Rundown
Who will walk the road to victory? Find out when IMPACT Wrestling presents Victory Road LIVE THIS FRIDAY, September 8th at 8pm ET on IMPACT Plus, YouTube for IMPACT Ultimate Insiders and FITE from the Westchester Country Center in White Plains, NY. Tickets are on-sale now at Ticketmaster.com. Trinity defends the Knockouts World Title against Alisha Edwards. Deonna Purrazzo takes on the returning Jordynne Grace. KUSHIDA challenges Lio Rush for the X-Division Title. MK Ultra defend the Knockouts World Tag Team Titles against Gisele Shaw and Savannah Evans. It’s Title vs Career as Digital Media Champion Kenny King battles Tommy Dreamer. Josh Alexander and Steve Maclin finally collide in singles action. PCO gets his hands on Bully Ray in an Anything Goes match. Crazzy Steve goes one-on-one with Black Taurus. Plus, the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles are on the line as the Motor City Machine Guns challenge the Rascalz.
The action begins on Countdown to Victory Road streaming LIVE & FREE at 7:30pm ET on YouTube, IMPACT Plus (live player) and FITE. ABC battle Moose and Brian Myers in a match you won’t see anywhere else.
Don’t miss the historic 1000th episode of IMPACT! next Thursday at 8/7c on AXS TV.
Backstage: Motor City Machine Guns
The Motor City Machine Guns send a message to the Rascalz as they look to become IMPACT World Tag Team Champions for a 4th time at Victory Road.
Steve Maclin & Bully Ray vs. PCO & Josh Alexander
In a preview of what’s to come this Friday at Victory Road, heated rivals collide as Josh Alexander and PCO battle Bully Ray and Steve Maclin! Alexander and PCO are in control during the early stages of the match. PCO goes after Bully on the apron but he retreats, allowing Maclin to gain the momentary advantage. PCO comes back with a running fist to Maclin, before making the tag to Alexander. Alexander hits a big boot. Maclin targets the previously injured left arm of Alexander, then makes the tag to Bully. Alexander pummels Bully with a series of strikes in the corner. Maclin pulls down the top rope, sending Alexander tumbling to the floor. Maclin hits Alexander with a backbreaker for two. Alexander creates some much-needed separation with a German suplex to Bully. Alexander makes the tag to PCO and the pace quickens. Maclin knocks Alexander off the apron but gets caught with a Lungblower from PCO. PCO dives through the ropes, taking out Maclin on the outside. Bully tries to reason with PCO but he doesn’t listen. Bully delivers a low blow to PCO while the referee’s view is obstructed. Bully rolls up PCO for three.
Winner: Steve Maclin & Bully Ray via Pinfall.