Johnny Impact & Taya Valyrie Are Newlyweds Trying to Make Impact History

Posted By James Walsh on 10/08/18

Impact Wrestling issued a press release on this weekend’s upcoming Bound for Glory pay-per-view event, hyping how newlyweds Taya Valkyrie and Johnny Impact are both looking to make history and win gold at the event. You can check out that announcement below.

Newlyweds Looking To Make Pro Wrestling History At IMPACT Wrestling’s Bound For Glory in New York City

NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Newlyweds Johnny Impact and Taya Valkyrie are looking for real-life bliss inside a wrestling ring when both compete at Bound For Glory on Sunday, Oct. 14 in New York City. The live pay-per-view extravaganza from IMPACT Wrestling, presented by, will be held at the sold-out Melrose Ballroom.

Both will be competing for world titles of a major wrestling promotion on the same night, which is a first. If they both win their respective matches, that will be history-making, too.

Johnny Impact challenges reigning World Champion Austin Aries, a three-time champion. Valkyrie, meanwhile, faces Knockouts Champion Tessa Blanchard, a third-generation wrestler in her first-ever title run.

Impact and Valkyrie tied the knot in June, though Impact wasn’t around for much of his wedding planning. Instead, he was in Fiji, filming Season 37 of the hit CBS TV show Survivor, which kicked off on Sept. 26.

Impact is hosting a live Survivor Viewing Party on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at McHale’s Bar & Grill (251 West 51st Street) in New York City, starting at 8 p.m. ET. Valkyrie will attend, along with other Survivor contestants, past and present.

On Saturday, Oct. 13, “The Monster” Abyss will be inducted into the IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Fame, with the ceremony being held at McHale’s Bar & Grill, starting at 8 p.m.

On Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 15-16, IMPACT Wrestling will present television tapings for its flagship weekly show IMPACT!, which airs every Thursday night (8 p.m. ET) on Pop TV across the U.S. Both shows will take place at Melrose Ballroom, beginning at 7 p.m.

Johnny Impact has been wrestling professionally since 2002 and is a crossover star, appearing on various TV shows and adding numerous film credits to his resume, including Boone: The Bounty Hunter, which he created, co-wrote and served as executive producer.

Impact’s latest film project is the horror-thriller film Strange Nature, which premiered on Sept. 22.

IMPACT Wrestling’s Bound For Glory will be available globally on cable, satellite and digital pay-per-view, including DISH, DirecTV, iN Demand, Vubiquity, Rogers, Bell, Shaw, Sasktel and the live streaming app, starting at 8 p.m. ET.