Steve Maclin 1st Impact World Title Defense Set for Under Siege

Impact Wrestling gears up for a thrilling title defense.

by Noman Rasool
Steve Maclin 1st Impact World Title Defense Set for Under Siege

Steve Maclin's first-ever Impact World Championship title defense has been officially scheduled for the upcoming 2023 Impact Under Siege event following his impressive victory at Rebellion this past Sunday. Maclin emerged as the new champion by defeating the talented Kushida in a thrilling matchup, earning the prestigious title that Josh Alexander previously relinquished due to injury.

This past week's post-Rebellion episode, emanating from Toronto, featured a Changing of the Guard Ceremony hosted by Maclin. During the ceremony, the newly-crowned champion declared that his mission would only be complete once he defeated a Canadian wrestler in their home country, just as he intended to do with the former champion, Alexander.

In response to this statement, Maclin issued an open challenge to any Canadian competitor willing to face him. Impact President Scott D'Amore, a proud Canadian who had previously been subjected to Maclin's bullying tactics at Rebellion, made his way to the ring.

D'Amore wasted no time introducing the first challenger to Maclin's title – the enigmatic and powerful PCO, or Perfect Creation One.

PCO Confronts Champion Maclin

PCO quickly displayed his dominance by taking out Maclin's personal security team before engaging in an intense face-off with the reigning champion, who had retreated to the entrance ramp.

The stage is now set for a high-stakes showdown between these two competitors. The 2023 Impact Under Siege event promises to be an action-packed evening, with the main event featuring Maclin's first title defense against PCO.

The show will be broadcast live on Friday, May 26, from the Western Fair District Agriplex in London, Ontario, Canada. Fans eager to witness the excitement can tune in via FITE TV, Impact Plus, or become an Ultimate Insider on YouTube.

Tickets for this highly anticipated event are currently available for purchase through With the stage set for a monumental clash between Maclin and PCO, the Impact Under Siege event will surely be a night that professional wrestling fans won't want to miss.

As the tension builds and rivalries continue to intensify, the world will watch to see if Maclin can successfully defend his newly-won title or if PCO will emerge victorious and begin a new era in Impact Wrestling history.