Trinity will have a tough test ahead of her at IMPACT Wrestling’s Bound For Glory when she defends the Knockouts Title against “Hardcore Country” Mickie James.
In the main event of the September 28th edition of IMPACT Wrestling, Trinity defeated Gisele Shaw. After the match, Shaw’s friends Savannah Evans and Jai Vidal attacked Trinity, but the former five-time Knockouts Champion Mickie James made the save for her friend Trinity.
After the match, James challenged Trinity to a Knockouts Title match at IMPACT’s biggest pay-per-view of the year Bound for Glory on October 21st in Chicago.
Following the show, Impact Wrestling made the match official.
After being forced to vacate the Knockouts World Championship due to injury, Mickie James made her triumphant return in the huge 10-Knockout tag team match at IMPACT 1000. As she celebrated with her team, Mickie’s eyes caught the Knockouts World Title belt that was hanging over the shoulder of current title-holder, Trinity. One week later, Trinity toppled Gisele Shaw in a breathtaking main event but when Savannah Evans and Jai Vidal attacked her after the bell, it was James who came to Trinity’s aid. In that moment, James revealed that she would be invoking her contractually-obligated rematch clause at Bound For Glory. James has gone head to head with some of the greatest talent in all of professional wrestling – but she’s never faced Trinity. Both Knockouts share nothing but respect for one another and only one can stand tall as the Knockouts World Champion!
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 29, 2023
Mickie James never lost the Knockouts Title
As noted above, Mickie James never lost the Knockouts Title earlier this year. During her fifth reign as the Knockouts Champion that began at Hard To Kill in January, James suffered a broken rib and was forced to vacate the title. James returned to action recently and has now set her sights on the Knockouts Title held by her friend Trinity.
Trinity and James worked together in WWE at the same time for several years (when Trinity was Naomi), but never had a match together. They will finally have that match at Bound for Glory.
In addition to Trinity-James, other matches announced for IMPACT Wrestling Bound for Glory are:
* Impact Wrestling World Championship: Alex Shelley vs. Josh Alexander.
* X-Division Championship: Chris Sabin vs. KENTA.
* Will Ospreay vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey.