September 8, 2023
White Plains, NY – Westchester County Center
Commentary – Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt
Results via ImpactWrestling.com
Quick Match Results
- Countdown to Victory Road 2023 Pre-show: Open Challange match – Alan Angels defeated Guido Maritato via Angels Wings (pinfall)
- Countdown to Victory Road 2023 Pre-show: ABC defeated Moose & Brian Myers via Roll-up (pinfall)
- Impact X-Division Championship – Lio Rush (c) defeated KUSHIDA via Final Hour (pinfall)
- Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Championship – MK Ultra (c) defeated The SHAWntourage via Snow Plow (pinfall)
- Crazzy Steve defeated Black Taurus via Belladonna’s Kiss (pinfall)
- Impact Digital Media Championship, Title vs. Career match – Tommy Dreamer defeated Kenny King (c) via DDT (pinfall)
- Jordynne Grace defeated Deonna Purrazzo via Juggernaut Driver (pinfall)
- Anything Goes match – PCO defeated Bully Ray via Pinfall
- Impact World Tag Team Championship – The Rascalz (c) defeated The Motor City Machine Guns via Roll-up (pinfall)
- Impact Knockouts World Championship – Trinity (c) defeated Alisha Edwards via Full Nelson Slam (pinfall)
- Josh Alexander defeated Steve Maclin via C4 Spike (pinfall)
Open Challenge Match
Alan Angels vs. Guido Maritato
Pro wrestling veteran Guido Maritato answers the open challenge of Alan Angels! Maritato hits a leg drop off the second rope for two. Angels feigns an injury, allowing Angels to blindside Maritato. Angels hits the Angels Wings to win.
Winner: Alan Angels via Pinfall.
ABC (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) vs. Moose & Brian Myers
Austin and Bey are in control as they take out Myers with innovative double team offense. Moose hits Bey with a powerslam. Myers trips up Bey and holds him down for a running senton from Moose. Bey tries to break free but Moose rakes the eyes to shut down his momentum. Bey counters a powerbomb from Moose, then hits him with an Enzuigiri to create separation. The pace quickens as Austin is tagged into the match. Austin connects with a springboard kick on Myers for two. Moose shuts down the 1, 2 Sweet before he and Myers hit their opponents with powerbombs. Bey avoids the Roster Cut clothesline and rolls up Myers to win.
Winner: ABC via Pinfall.
Impact X-Division Championship
KUSHIDA vs. Lio Rush
Rush tries to bait KUSHIDA as he immediately retreats to the outside. KUSHIDA attempts the Hoverboard Lock but Rush is on the ropes. KUSHIDA targets the arms of Rush as he drapes the left arm over the top rope, then locks in an armbar on the right. Rush bounces back with a clothesline for two. Rush tries to bring the championship belt into the ring but the referee stops him. Instead, Rush plays mind games as he puts on KUSHIDA’s glasses. KUSHIDA rolls up Rush for a very close near fall. Rush dives through the ropes but KUSHIDA catches him in a Hoverboard Lock on the outside. Back in the ring, KUSHIDA hits a Spanish Fly, then locks in another Hoverboard Lock. The referee almost gets struck, allowing Rush to hit a low blow. Rush capitalizes with the Final Hour to win.
Winner: Lio Rush via Pinfall to retain the Impact X-Division Championship.
Backstage: PCO, Santino Marella
After being run over by Bully Ray earlier tonight, PCO is raised from the dead once again.
Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Championship
The SHAWntourage (Gisele Shaw & Savannah Evans) vs. MK Ultra (Masha Slamovich & Killer Kelly) (c)
Kelly hits Shaw with a Fisherman’s suplex. Vidal pulls the ropes down, sending Kelly crashing to the outside. Back in the ring, Shaw hits Kelly with Shock & Awe for two. Evans continues the assault on Kelly with a Butterfly Suplex. Shaw and Evans have Kelly worn down as they cut off the ring and employ quick tags. Shaw charges into the corner but Kelly dodges out of the way. Kelly makes the tag to Slamovich, who goes on the attack. Vidal gets up on the apron, allowing Shaw and Evans to turn the tide on Slamovich while the referee is distracted. Evans inadvertently hits Shaw with a big boot. Kelly neutralizes Vidal at ringside. Slamovich hits Evans with a roundhouse kick, followed by the Snow Plow to win.
Winner: MK Ultra via Pinfall to retain the Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Championship.
Backstage: PCO, Bully Ray
Bully Ray blindsides PCO with a steel chair as he screams “you’re just a man!”. Bully attempts to light him on fire but PCO spits gasoline in his eyes.
Black Taurus vs. Crazzy Steve
The bell rings and Taurus rams him in the corner. Taurus hits an explosive powerslam, sending Steve retreating to the outside. Steve confronts Tom Hannifan at the commentary table before refocusing on Taurus. Steve hits a springboard clothesline for two. Steve targets the eyes of Taurus before connecting with a side Russian leg sweep. Taurus attempts a Samoan drop but Steve counters into a modified Crucifix Driver for another near fall. Moments later, Taurus successfully hits the pop-up Samoan drop. Taurus hits a series of clubbing blows, then begins to build momentum with a Slingblade. Taurus hesitates to finish him off, creating an opening for Steve to attack him from behind. Steve retrieves a fork from underneath the announce desk. Taurus knocks it out of his hands but as the referee removes it from the ring, Steve rakes his eyes instead. Steve connects with the Belladonna’s Kiss to win.
Winner: Crazzy Steve via Pinfall.
Backstage: Tommy Dreamer
Gia Miller interviews Tommy Dreamer ahead of his high-stakes Title vs Career match against Digital Media Champion Kenny King. Dreamer says that tonight’s event is in the same building where he fell in love with pro wrestling at 10 years old. Whatever happens tonight, Dreamer promises that he won’t go down without a fight.
Impact Digital Media Championship Title vs. Career Match
Tommy Dreamer (Career) vs. Kenny King (Title)
Dreamer whips King into the ropes but Jean protects him from the outside. Dreamer charges at King and clotheslines him over the top rope to the floor. Dreamer spits water in the face of King. Dreamer is about to fly but King cuts him off in mid-air. King hits a vertical suplex on the ramp. Back in the ring, Dreamer bites the head of King. King hits a slingshot corkscrew crossbody, colliding with Dreamer on the floor. King confronts Dreamer’s family at ringside. Dreamer hits a thunderous Superplex, providing him with an opportunity to regain his composure. Dreamer hits the Bionic Elbow but King comes back with a Spinebuster for two. Dreamer counters a superkick into a Cutter for a near fall of his own. Kenny soars for a big Blockbuster but it’s not enough to keep Dreamer down. Dreamer connects with a Dreamer Driver, followed by the Piledriver for yet another near fall. Jean trips up Dreamer on the top rope, causing the referee to eject him from ringside. Heath blindsides King with a Wake-Up Call out of nowhere. Dreamer follows up with his signature DDT to win.
Winner: Tommy Dreamer via Pinfall to become the new Impact Digital Media Champion.
Deonna Purrazzo vs. Jordynne Grace
Purrazzo offers a handshake but Grace immediately goes on the attack. The fight spills to the outside where Purrazzo drives her back-first into the apron. Purrazzo begins to target her arm for the Fujiwara Armbar. Grace fights back with a series of one-armed powerslams. Grace hits a Michinoku Driver for two. Purrazzo connects with a suplex, then transitions into the Fujiwara Armbar. Grace counters into a pin attempt for two. Grace hits a Superplex and rolls through into the Juggernaut Jackhammer. Purrazzo spikes Grace on the top of her head for a near fall of her own. Both Knockouts are down following a double clothesline in the middle of the ring. Purrazzo hits a pump kick, followed by a German suplex. Purrazzo locks in another Fujiwara Armbar but Grace breaks free. Grace counters the Queen’s Gambit on numerous occasions, then connects with the Juggernaut Driver to win.
Winner: Jordynne Grace via Pinfall.
Anything Goes Match
Bully Ray vs. PCO
Bully Ray tries to leave the arena but Director of Authority Santino Marella stops him with the help of security. PCO attacks him from behind and the fight is on. They brawl at the top of the ramp as Bully sends PCO tumbling down towards the ringside area. Bully knocks him off the apron, back-first into a pile of chairs. Bully turns his back, allowing PCO to pummel him with a steel trash can. Both men enter the ring and the bell finally rings. Bully sends him crashing through not one, not two, but four tables. PCO won’t stay down as Bully tries to retreat. Backed by security, Marella stands in his way once again. Bully slaps him in the face, summoning The Cobra from Marella. PCO suplexes Bully into a steel ladder. Bully returns the favor as he launches him off the top into the ladder. Moments later, PCO comes back with a Chokeslam through a table. PCO goes low with a cheese grater, then soars off the top with the Deanimator. PCO whips Bully through another table in the corner to win.
Winner: PCO via Pinfall.
Backstage: Eric Young, Scott D’Amore
Gia Miller interviews two IMPACT originals, Scott D’Amore and Eric Young, ahead of IMPACT’s historic 1000th episode this Thursday at 8/7c on AXS TV. Young says that it will be an honor to compete on the show.
Impact World Tag Team Championship
The Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) vs. The Rascalz (Zachary Wentz & Trey Miguel) (c)
The Guns dismantle Wentz with double team offense in the corner. Shelley targets the knees of Wentz with a Figure Four leg lock. Miguel tries to break it up but Sabin neutralizes him with a Figure Four of his own. Wentz creates some much-needed separation with a handspring knee strike to Shelley. Wentz tags in Miguel, who connects with a springboard Moonsault on Miguel. Shelley is caught between both members of the Rascalz but fights free with a clothesline to Miguel. Sabin cranks the leg of Wentz on the middle rope, then Shelley does the same to Miguel on the other side of the ring. Sabin dives through the ropes, crashing into the Rascalz on the outside. Miguel holds Sabin down for a double stomp from Wentz. The referee stops Miguel from using the title as a weapon but Wentz cracks Sabin with the other belt. Miguel launches himself over the top rope, taking out everyone on the floor. Sabin spikes Miguel with a DDT onto the title but John Skyler pulls the referee out of the ring. Wentz blinds Sabin with spray paint, allowing Miguel to steal the win.
Winner: The Rascalz via Pinfall to retain the Impact World Tag Team Championship.
Impact Knockouts World Championship
Alisha Edwards vs. Trinity (c)
Trinity rushes her into the corner, then chokes Alisha with her boot. Trinity hits the running splits, sending Alisha to the outside for a breather. Trinity brings the fight to her on the floor as she hits a dropkick through the ropes. Alisha drives her into the top turnbuckle, then hits a neckbreaker to gain control. Alisha hits a running crossbody for two. Trinity turns the tide with a backstabber for a near fall of her own. Trinity inadvertently takes out the referee with a roundhouse kick. Alisha is tapping out to Star Struck but there’s no referee. Eddie attacks Trinity from behind. Eddie is about to put her through another table when Frankie Kazarian and Traci Brooks make the save. Trinity launches herself off the top rope and puts Edwards through the table. Alisha hits Trinity with a kendo stick but it’s not enough to keep her down. Trinity connects with the Full Nelson Slam to win.
Winner: Trinity via Pinfall to retain the Impact Knockouts World Championship.
Impact 2023 Hall of Fame Class Announcement
At #BoundForGlory, we will honor the iconic, incomparable announce team of @RealMikeTenay and Don West as they will be inducted into the IMPACT Hall of Fame on October 21 in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/K1nqsDL6Lp— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 9, 2023
On October 21st at Bound For Glory, the legendary commentary team of Mike Tenay and the late great Don West will be inducted into the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Steve Maclin vs. Josh Alexander
Maclin clotheslines Alexander over the top rope to the floor. Alexander hits a modified Brainbuster on the hardest part of the ring. Maclin focuses on the surgically-repaired left arm of Alexander as he drives it into the steel ring post. Maclin stomps on the arm to remain in control. Alexander begins to build momentum with one German suplex after another, culminating with 10. Maclin takes him out with a SCUD missile through the ropes. Alexander’s arm gives out and Maclin capitalizes with an Olympic Slam for two. Maclin locks in the London Dungeon but Alexander creates separation with a belly-to-back suplex. Alexander hits his signature low crossbody to the back of Maclin. Alexander attempts the C4 Spike but Maclin counters into a driver for two. Alexander connects with a backbreaker for two, then transitions into an Ankle Lock. Now it’s Alexander who takes advantage of Maclin’s previously-injured groin as he targets the area. Alexander locks in another Ankle Lock but Maclin breaks free once again. Alexander is Caught in the Crosshairs after being tripped up on a Moonsault attempt. Maclin hits the KIA but the impact sends Alexander toppling to the outside. Both men exchange strikes in the middle of the ring. Alexander gets his boot up on a Jarhead Drop from Maclin. Alexander goes back to the groin, then connects with the C4 Spike to win.
Winner: Josh Alexander via Pinfall.