The Daily SteelChair Shot: Impact Wrestling, AAA, AEW, Chris Jericho (13/09/2019)

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IMPACT Wrestling presents the next live monthly special free for IMPACT Plus subscribers this Saturday, September 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET (1 AM BST the next day), as Victory Road emanates from the Stride Bank Center in Enid, OK. Victory Road will be available for purchase as an iPPV for non-subscribers on IMPACT Plus and FITE.tv.

The confirmed line-up for Victory Road this Saturday includes:

-Moose vs. Stephan Bonnar
-Taya Valkyrie (c) vs. Rosemary – IMPACT Knockouts Championship
-The North (Ethan Page & Josh Alexander) vs. Rich Swann & Fuego Del Sol
-TJP vs. Michael Elgin
-Sami Callihan vs. Hawk
-Eddie Edwards vs. Rohit Raju
-Kiera Hogan vs. Desiderata

Lucha Libre AAA and IMPACT Wrestling present Lucha Invades NY, to be held in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on the eve of Mexican Independence Day, Sunday, Sept. 15, at 6 PM ET (11 PM BST). Lucha Invades NY will feature former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, as he competes in his second-ever professional wrestling bout. The Mexican-American combat sports star first appeared in the squared circle at Triplemania XXVII, earning widespread praise for his impressive debut.

The event will also feature AAA Reina de Reinas (Queen of the Queens) Champion and IMPACT Wrestling star Tessa Blanchard in a defence of her title against former Reina de Reinas Champion and current IMPACT Knockouts Champion Taya Valkyrie, while Mexican legends Blue Demon Jr. and Rey Wagner will face one another in a grudge match.

Here’s the confirmed line-up, as of today:

– Blue Demon Jr. vs. Dr. Wagner Jr.
– AAA World Tag Team Championship: The Lucha Bros. (Pentagon Jr & Fenix) (C) vs. LAX (Santana & Ortiz)
– Brian Cage, Cain Velasquez & Psycho Clown vs. Rey Escorpion, Taurus & Texano Jr.
– Reina De Reinas Championship: Tessa Blanchard (C) vs. Taya

The event will be available live, on pay-per-view worldwide, on FITE TV.

Chris Jericho has sold out a second Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager at Sea Cruise. Booked guests will be treated to 4 days of non-stop wrestling, music, comedy and more all on the open ocean. Chris Jericho’s Rock ‘N’ Wrestling Rager At Sea, launched in a successful partnership with Sixthman, the industry leaders in festivals at sea, is scheduled to sail from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas, from January 20 to 24, 2020. Interested parties can still potentially set sail by signing up for the waiting list.

The impressive talent additions from AEW (Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks, Cody, Jon Moxley, Hangman Adam Page, Brandi Rhodes) join the previously announced Chris Jericho, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, Fozzy, AEW wrestlers, Cruise Host Gabriel Iglesias, Guest Cruise Director Vickie Guerrero, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean “X-Pac” Waltman, Booker T, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, Eric Bischoff, Conrad Thompson, Chavo Guerrero Jr., Queen Sharmell, MVP, Lisa Marie Varon, Shaul Guerrero, Ted Irvine, Head Bartender Red Cup Geoff and Official Cruise Mascot & Keeper of Ice Jack Slade.

Also happening onboard will be live podcast recordings from Talk Is Jericho, Dave Meltzer and Bryan Alvarez’s Wrestling Observer Live, 83 Weeks, The Hall Of Fame, paranormal experts Beyond The Darkness and X-Pac 1,2 360, with music from Fozzy, Light The Torch, Jared James Nichols, Kick Axe, Farewell to Fear, Dark Sky Choir, The Killer Queens, Rubix Kube, Dave Spivak Project, The Vaudettes and comics Sarah Tiana, Bruce Jingles and Craig Gass!

AEW is calling on fans to vote for which team will receive the final spot in the tournament to crown the first-ever AEW World Tag Team Champions. The options are the team of Jungleboy and Luchasaurus or the team of Angelico and Jack Evans. Voting ends Saturday, September 14th at 4.59 PM BST.

The first match of the tournament was announced for the second AEW TNT episode from Boston on Wednesday, October 9 – The Young Bucks vs. Private Party. The Dark Order earned the first-round bye at All Out. Other tag teams for the tournament should be announced by the company soon.

The semi-finals of the tournament will take place on AEW on TNT Episode 4 from Pittsburgh, and then the first-ever AEW World Tag Team Champions will be crowned with the finals on the fifth AEW on TNT Episode 5 the following week from Charleston, WV.

All pics courtesy of Chris Jericho, AEW, Lucha Libre AAA and Impact Wrestling

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