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IMPACT WRESTLING VICTORY ROAD 2023 RESULTS
SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
WHITE PLAINS, NY AT WESTCHESTER COUNTY CENTER
AIRED ON IMPACT PLUS
REPORT BY DARRIN LILLY, PWTORCH CONTRIBUTOR
-Commentators: Tom Hannifan, Matthew Rehwoldt
-Video featuring the stars of Impact.
(1) LIO RUSH (c) vs. KUSHIDA — Impact Wrestling X Division Title match
Lio tried to avoid Kushida early. Kushida went for the Hoverboard Lock and worked on Lio’s arm. Lio attempted to bring the belt in the ring and put on Kushida’s sunglasses. Lio did a dive to the outside but Kushida caught him in the Hoverboard Lock. Kushida also put the hold on when Lio attempted a Spanish Fly. They traded strikes. Lio hit Kushida with a low blow while the referee was distracted and followed with the Final Hour for the pin.
WINNER: Lio Rush in 10:00.
-Clip of Bully Ray hitting PCO with a car in the preshow. Santino Marella and medical personnel tried to help PCO. He rose up from the stretcher.
(2) MK ULTRA (Masha Slamovich & Killer Kelly)(c) vs. GISELE SHAW & SAVANNAH EVANS (w/Jai Vidal) — Impact Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team match
MK Ultra had the early advantage on Shaw until Vidal pulled the ropes down, causing Kelly to fall outside. Shaw and Evans tagged in and out and got in offense on Kelly. Masha eventually got the hot tag and cleaned house. Evans accidentally booted Shaw. Kelly knocked Vidal off the apron. Evans caught Masha with a boot for a two count. Masha caught Evans with a kick and the Snow Plow for the pin.
WINNERS: MK Ultra in 7:00.
-PCO went looking for Bully Ray, but Bully hit him with a chair, then put lighter fluid on him. Bully said we are seeing the last of Carl Oulette and PCO. He light up a flame, but PCO spit fluid in his face and Bully ran off screaming.
-Video on the Crazzy Steve/Black Taurus feud.
(3) BLACK TAURUS vs. CRAZZY STEVE
They brawled at the start with Taurus getting the upper hand. Steve talked to Hannifan at ringside and said we’re witnessing the birth of something beautiful. Steve went after Taurus in the ring. Steve said he would take Taurus’ eyes out. Steve drove Taurus into the mat and got a two count. Taurus gave Steve a Samoan Drop. Taurus gave Steve a backbreaker. Steve pleaded that he was sorry. Taurus paused and turned his back in sympathy. Steve attacked Taurus from behind. Steve pulled out a fork from under the announcer’s table. Taurus caught the fork before Steve could use it and the referee got it out of the ring. Steve gouged Taurus’ eyes then gave him a DDT from the ropes and got the pin.
WINNER: Crazzy Steve in 9:00.
-Gia Miller interviewed Tommy Dreamer. He talked about putting his career on the line tonight and talked about this being the building where he first fell in love with wrestling. He said if it’s his last match, he’s glad it was here, but if not, it’s another chapter in his career.
-Video on the Kenny King/Tommy Dreamer feud.
(4) KENNY KING (c)(w/Sheldon Jean) vs. TOMMY DREAMER — Impact Wrestling Digital Media Title match
Dreamer received a huge ovation on his way to the ring. Hannifan noted that Dreamer’s daughters were at ringside. Dreamer wore Terry Funk-inspired tights and a Terry Funk t-shirt. Dave Penzer did the in-ring introductions. Dreamer got some offense early and clotheslined King over the top rope. Fans popped and chanted “ECW!” Dreamer spit water in King’s face. Dreamer was going to go for a dive but King kicked him before he got through the ropes. Dreamer slammed King off the top rope. King suplexed Dreamer on the ramp. King kicked Dreamer and did a spinning dive on him to the floor. King punched Dreamer and taunted his daughters in the front row. Back in the ring, Dreamer made a comeback and superplexed King. They traded punches. King gave Dreamer a spinebuster for a two count. King did the “tuning up the band/Sweet Chin Music” stomp and said “Tommy, I hate you” before missing a superkick. Dreamer gave King a cutter for a two count. King gave Dreamer a Blockbuster for a two count. They traded pin attempts. Dreamer gave King a Death Valley Driver followed by a piledriver for a two count. Dreamer looked down at his t-shirt, then motioned for a moonsault. He climbed to the top rope. Jean caused Dreamer to fall off the ropes. The referee argued with Jean up the ramp. Heath gave King the Wake Up Call while the referee was distracted. Dreamer gave King a DDT for the pin. Heath raised Dreamer’s hand in victory and they hugged.
WINNER: Tommy Dreamer in 13:00 to win the Digital Media Title.
-Video package on Deonna Purrazzo and Jordynne Grace.
(5) JORDYNNE GRACE vs. DEONNA PURRAZZO
Grace went after Deonna aggressively. They fought on the floor. Deonna drove Grace into the post and went after her arm. Back in the ring, Deonna stayed on the attack. Grace slammed Deonna with one arm. Grace clotheslined Deonna with her bad arm. Deonna went after Grace’s arm. Deonna put Grace in an armbar, but she escaped. Grace fought back with strikes. Grace superplexed Deonna and gave her a jackhammer for a two count. Deonna gave Grace a tombstone piledriver for a two count. They clotheslined each other. Grace powerbombed Deonna. Deonna gave Grace a German suplex. Grace dropped Deonna on her head for a two count. Deonna escaped the Muscle Buster then got Grace in an armbar. Grace came back with strikes and got the Juggernaut Driver for the pin. Hannifan noted this was the first time that Grace has beat Deonna.
WINNER: Jordynne Grace in 12:00.
-PCO/Bully Ray video.
(6) PCO vs. BULLY RAY — Anything Goes match
Tables and ladders were around the ring. Bully’s music played but he didn’t come out. They cut backstage and showed Bully trying to leave but Santino and security stopped him. PCO attacked Bully and they brawled backstage. They finally fought onstage in front of the crowd. Bully threw PCO down the ramp. Bully hit PCO with trash cans and threw him through two chairs at ringside. PCO hit Bully with trash cans. The bell finally rang after five minutes of fighting. Bully put PCO through four tables, but PCO rose up. Bully tried to leave but was stopped by security and Santino. Bully slapped Santino. Santino hit Bully with the Cobra. PCO suplexed Bully on a ladder. Bully threw PCO on a ladder and followed with an elbow drop. Bully held a Rubix Cube briefly. PCO chokeslammed Bully through a table. PCO hit Bully with a cheese grater low, then hit the De-Animator and sent Bully through a table. PCO put an uncooperative table in the corner and put Bully through it and got the pin.
WINNER: PCO in 13:00.
-Gia Miller interviewed Eric Young and Scott D’Amore. They talked about Impact 1000 and being Impact originals. Scott talked about shows that hadn’t reached 1000 episodes. Eric said he will be there.
-Rascalz/Motor City Machine Guns video.
(7) THE RASCALZ (c)(Trey Miguel & Zachary Wentz) vs. THE MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin) — Impact Wrestling Tag Team Title match
The Guns had the early advantage, but the Rascalz took over after stereo superkicks. The Guns came back and double teamed Wentz. The Guns put the Rascalz in figure four leglocks. Trey did a moonsault on Shelley. The Rascalz double teamed Sabin. Shelley clotheslined Trey. Sabin legwhipped both Rascalz. Sabin did a dive through the ropes on the Rascalz. The Rascalz double teamed Sabin. Trey brought a belt in the ring. Wentz hit Sabin with the second belt while the referee was getting the first belt out of the ring and got a two count. Wentz held up the spray paint can but Shelley pulled him off the apron. Trey did a dive on the pile at ringside. Sabin gave Trey a DDT on the belt, but John Skyler of the Good Hands pulled the referee out of the ring during the count. Wentz sprayed painted Sabin in the eyes and Trey got the pin.
WINNERS: The Rascalz in 14:00.
-Trinity/Alisha Edwards video.
(8) TRINITY (c) vs. ALISHA EDWARDS (w/Eddie Edwards) — Impact Wrestling Knockouts Title match
David Penzer did the in-ring introductions. Eddie and Alisha got on the mic and insulted the crowd. Fans threw glow sticks in the ring. Trinity kicked and punched Alisha in the corner. Trinity did the splits on Alisha. Alisha regrouped on the outside. Trinity kicked Alisha in the head. Alisha sent Trinity into the top turnbuckle and gave her a neckbreaker. Alisha gave Trinity a drop toehold onto the corner and followed with a crossbody block. Alisha put Trinity in a bodyscissor. Trinity made a comeback. Trinity gave Alisha a backstabber for a two count. Trinity accidentally kicked the referee, who went down. Trinity had Alisha in the Starstruck. Eddie got in the ring and went after Trinity. He set up a table at ringside. He was going to put Trinity through the table, when Frankie Kazarian and Traci Brooks ran in for the save. Trinity leaped from the top rope and put Eddie through the table at ringside. Back in the ring, Alisha hit Trinity in the head with the kendo stick. The referee recovered but Trinity kicked out at two. Trinity kicked Alisha, wrapped her legs around her waist, and drove her to the mat to get the pin.
WINNER: Trinity in 9:00.
-They showed a video that announced the next inductees for the Impact Hall of Fame: Mike Tenay and Don West. They will be inducted at Bound For Glory. Fans chanted “TNA” afterwards. Tom Hannifan said nice words about them to the crowd.
-Josh Alexander/Steve Maclin video.
(9) JOSH ALEXANDER vs. STEVE MACLIN
The crowd had dueling chants. Alexander armdragged Maclin. They traded chops. Maclin clotheslined Alexander over the top rope. They traded chops on the outside. Alexander suplexed Maclin on the apron. Maclin stretched Alexander’s arm over the top rope, then threw him into the post. Back in the ring, Maclin stayed on the attack. Alexander gave Maclin a series of German suplexes. Maclin put Alexander in an armbar and followed with a dive to the outside. Maclin stomped Alexander. Maclin scored a two count. Maclin gave Alexander an Olympic Slam and followed with an armlock. Alexander gave Maclin a belly to back suplex. They traded strikes.
Alexander gave Maclin a crossbody block to the back. Maclin slammed Alexander for a two count. Alexander gave Maclin a backbreaker, followed by an ankle lock. They traded strikes. Alexander put Maclin in an ankle lock again. Alexander slammed Maclin to the mat for a two count. Alexander went to the top rope, but Maclin pushed him off. Maclin hit the Caught in the Crosshairs and got the KIA, however Alexander rolled to the outside. Maclin dove to the outside, but Alexander managed to toss him to the floor. Maclin gave Alexander a chop block. They both beat the count to get back in. They traded punches and slaps. Maclin suplexed Alexander twice. Maclin missed a dive off the top. Maclin rolled up Alexander for a two count. Alexander got the C-4 Spike on Maclin and got the pin.
WINNER: Josh Alexander in 19:00.
FINAL THOUGHTS: Good show from top to bottom. I enjoyed Trinity vs. Alisha and Dreamer vs. King more than I thought I would. PCO vs. Bully was the brutal battle I thought it would be. My favorite match of the night was Purrazzo vs. Grace. Main event was hard hitting and definitely worthy of going last. Both wrestlers looked strong. An enjoyable show.