The first week of IMPACT 1000 featured two big returns and a major announcement for this year’s IMPACT Hall of Fame class.
To kick things off, President Scott D’Amore welcomed Gail Kim to the ring. We saw a video package highlighting the Knockouts greats before The Beautiful People returned and trashed Kim and the other Knockouts. Gisele Shaw came out next and thanked Beautiful People for paving the way, allowing her to take their spot and improve it.
Jordynne Grace was out next, followed by Deonna Purrazzo and Knockouts World Champion Trinity. Purrazzo mentioned her three title reigns, while Kim noted her seven wins. Then out walked Awesome Kong and Raisha Saeed, who challenged anyone to a fight.
Tasha Steelz returned and bragged about being the greatest to beat the greatest. Of course, Mickie James then followed and thanked Steelz for the accidental compliment. The battle lines were drawn to set up a huge 10-Knockouts tag match for next week.
Later on, Traci Brooks returned to an IMPACT ring for the first time since 2011 to team with Frankie Kazarian against Alisha and Eddie Edwards. Traci went right after Alisha to start. It wasn’t long before Eddie pulled Traci by the hair, which brought in Frankie.
Edwards beat down Kazarian for a while until Traci was able to get her hands on Alisha again. A clothesline and spear set Alisha up for Fade to Black, allowing Brooks to score the pinfall win.
After, Kazarian revealed a video package announcing Traci as another 2023 IMPACT Hall of Fame inductee for Bound For Glory weekend next month. She celebrated the moment in the ring with their son.
Also, Before The IMPACT featured Jody Threat defeating KiLynn King.
The 1,000th episode festivities will continue next week as Trinity, Jordynne Grace, Gail Kim, Awesome Kong, and Mickie James will join forces against Angelina Love, Deonna Purrazzo, Gisele Shaw, Savannah Evans, and Tasha Steelz.
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