Steve Maclin, the reigning Impact Wrestling World Champion, is set to defend his coveted title against Alex Shelley in match at the upcoming Against All Odds event.

During the Impact Under Siege pay-per-view event, Alex Shelley emerged as the new number one contender for the World Title by triumphing in a grueling Fatal 6 Way match against formidable opponents such as Yuya Uemura, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Jonathan Gresham, and Frankie Kazarian. It was Shelley’s pinfall victory over Uemura that solidified his claim to the title shot.

Meanwhile, in a brutal and blood-soaked main event at Under Siege, Steve Maclin successfully retained his championship against the resilient PCO. The post-show took an explosive turn as Maclin and Bully Ray valiantly fended off attacks from Shelley, PCO, and Chris Sabin, culminating in a shocking moment where Impact President Scott D’Amore was driven through a table set ablaze.

The Against All Odds event will witness the second one-on-one encounter between Alex Shelley and Steve Maclin. Shelley previously emerged victorious in their singles bout on April 14, 2022. While Shelley boasts an impressive track record as a three-time Impact World Tag Team Champion and a former X-Division Champion, he has yet to hold the prestigious World Title individually, unlike his partner Sabin, who achieved the feat in 2013. Notably, Shelley also faced an unsuccessful challenge against Josh Alexander for the Impact World Title in the main event of the Emergence pay-per-view on August 12, 2022.


Scheduled to take place on Friday, June 9, 2023, at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, OH, Against All Odds promises to deliver an unforgettable night of exhilarating professional wrestling action.

Following the pay-per-view event, Impact will record television programming at the same venue on the subsequent night. Tickets for this thrilling event are currently available for purchase.

What are your predictions for the Impact Wrestling World Championship match between Steve Maclin and Alex Shelley at Against All Odds?

Steve Carrier

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