For the first time since 2005, Delicious will return to the Impact Wrestling Ring next Friday at Victory Road in one of five new matches announced on Thursday.
The former ROH fixture will challenge “Speedball” Mike Bailey for his X-Division title. The news was revealed by Scott D’Amore on Thursday’s show when Bayley defended his title against Mascara Dorada.
Delicious was an early member of the NWA-TNA era roster from 2003 to mid-2005. His last match was against Samoa Joe in 2005.
Frankie Kazarian “Revolver” will also make his return to promotion at Victory Road with an X-Division title shot in October’s Bound for Glory as part of a triple threat match under the rules. The match will feature Kazarian, Kenny King, Laredo Kidd, Alex Zahn, Mia Yim, Trey Miguel, Black Taurus and Yuya Uemura.
Kazarian returned to Impact in 2021 after a seven-year absence, making five appearances until June 2022. PWInsider told that he will go ahead with several performances.
mickey james She will continue her run in hopes of a knockout title shot to face Gisele Shaw. In a recent promo, James said that she would remain in Impact until she lost, she would retire.
As part of the creation of October’s Bound for Glory, Impact World Champion Josh Alexander Heath and Rich Swann will face Eddie Edwards, Mike Bennett and Matt Taven of Honor No More.
Bennett and Taven defeated Alexander and Swann by DQ on Thursday in a match that included interference from Edwards and Heath. Alexander defended the title against Edwards in Bound for Glory.
Also in Thursday’s show it was revealed that Max the Impaler It is Masha Slamovich’s choice to take on Jordan Grace at Victory Road. This will be Max’s Impact debut.
Slamovich would challenge Grace for the knockout title in October’s Bound for Glory, but under a “pick your poison” condition, she had to select a Victory Road opponent for Grace.
apart from this, Killer Kelly Will take on former Knockout Champion Tasha Steelz. Kelly targeted the Steelz shortly after returning to Impact, and the two went head-to-head on Thursday following Kelly’s victory over Alisha.
Here’s the new lineup for Victory Road, which is set for Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, September 23 on Impact Plus/Ultimate Insiders:
- Steve McLean vs Sami Callihan vs Moose in a Barbed Wire Massacre Match
- Knockout Champion Jordyn Grace vs Max the Impaler in a non-title match
- X-Division Champion Mike Bailey defends against Delicious
- Mickie James vs Gisele Shaw
- Josh Alexander, Heather & Rich Swann vs Eddie Edwards & OGK
- Killer Kelly vs Tasha Steelz
- Frankie Kazarian vs. Kenny King vs. Laredo Kidd vs. Alex Zahn vs. Mia Yim vs. Trey Miguel vs. Black Taurus vs. Yuya Uemura for an X-Division title shot.
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