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Impact’s top 10 matches for 2023

Impact had an exciting year in the ring. With the calendar changing over, the company celebrated with a compilation video for the top 10 matches in 2023, as voted on by fans.

The top 10 list includes:

10. Impact World Championship: Steve Maclin (c) vs. PCO in No DQ (Under Siege)
9. Impact World Championship: Josh Alexander (c) vs. Bully Ray in Full Metal Mayhem (Hard To Kill)
8. Impact World Tag Team Championship: Motor City Machine Guns (c) vs. ABC (IMPACT March 2)
7. Knockouts Championship: Deonna Purrazzo vs. Jordynne Grace for vacant title (Rebellion) 6. Impact World Championship: Alex Shelley (c) vs. Josh Alexander (Bound For Glory)
5. Knockouts Championship: Jordynne Grace (c) vs. Mickie James in Title vs. Career (Hard To Kill)
4. The Biggest Knockouts Match Ever: Gail Kim, Jordynne Grace, Mickie James, Trinity, & Awesome Kong with Raisha Saeed vs. Gisele Shaw, Angelina Love, Deonna Purrazzo, Savannah Evans, & Tasha Steelz with Jai Vidal and Velvet Sky (IMPACT 1000)
3. Knockouts Championship: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Trinity (Slammiversary)
2. Josh Alexander vs. Will Ospreay (IMPACT November 16)
1. “Speedball” Mike Bailey vs. Will Ospreay (Bound For Glory)

The top two are no-brainers. Will Ospreay worked his magic with Josh Alexander and Mike Bailey showing why they are in the discussion for the best in the world tier. The Knockouts title bouts with Trinity and Mickie James are feel-good moments of them capturing the gold. James has an extra layer of drama with the uncertainty if it would be her last match. The huge Knockouts tag team bout is fun for nostalgia. Gail Kim turned back the hands of time styling on her moves. Josh Alexander battling Bully Ray is a great example of the story coming full circle. All the elements came together for a bully to get his comeuppance. Steve Maclin versus PCO is a guilty pleasure kind of match. They put on a badass, bloody fight worthy of fitting into a monster movie.

Share your thoughts on the top 10 list for best matches in Impact 2023. Are there any contenders that didn’t make the cut?

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