Updated lineup for Impact Slammiversary
The feud between Impact Wrestling President Scott D’Amore and Impact Hall of Famer Bully Ray will continue at Slammiversary as D’Amore returns to the ring in his hometown.
As seen in the videos below, D’Amore announced on last night’s Impact that he is taking a leave of absence from his executive duties after getting physical with Bully at the recent Against All Odds pay-per-view as Bully filed an official complaint with Anthem Sports & Entertainment. This led to Bully and Steve Maclin attacking D’Amore until PCO made the save.
D’Amore and PCO vs. Bully and Maclin was then announced for Slammiversary.
Impact noted in their official preview, “It was a horrifying scene in the closing moments of Under Siege when Bully Ray and Steve Maclin brutally assaulted IMPACT President Scott D’Amore and sent him crashing through a flaming table. But just two weeks later, D’Amore gained a measure of revenge when he made his shocking return and cost Bully the first-ever 8-4-1 match to determine a new #1 Contender for the IMPACT World Title. After learning that Bully had filed an official complaint with Anthem Sports & Entertainment, D’Amore revealed that he would be taking a leave of absence as President of IMPACT Wrestling. D’Amore would then take Bully down and lay in a series of strikes before Steve Maclin came to his aid. D’Amore found himself on the receiving end of a two-on-one beatdown when the “French-Canadian Frankenstein” PCO joined forces with D’Amore to clear the ring of their adversaries. We now know that at Slammiversary, D’Amore will make his long-awaited return to in-ring competition as he teams with PCO to battle Bully and Maclin in a blockbuster tag team showdown. As Slammiversary emanates from D’Amore’s hometown of Windsor, Ontario, will Bully Ray and Steve Maclin finally get what they deserve?”
D’Amore began wrestling in the early 1990s, and made appearances for WWE, WCW, ECW, and the NWA, among others. He last worked regularly in 2004, but had a few bouts in 2006 and 2008, then a few more in 2016 and 2018, and worked two comedy matches at Talk N’ Shop-A-Mania 2 in 2020. His last in-ring appearance came in the 5-on-4 main event of Impact’s Throwback Throwdown III event in November 2022.
The 2023 Impact Slammiversary pay-per-view will take place on Saturday, July 15 from the St. Clair College Sportsplex in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Below is the updated card-
Impact World Title Match
Nick Aldis vs. Alex Shelley (c)
Knockouts World Title Match
Trinity vs. Deonna Purrazzo (c)
Scott D’Amore and PCO vs. Bully Ray and Steve Maclin