After Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo successfully defended her championship in an open challenge to a debuting Lady Frost, she declared that she didn’t even need to know who her opponent will be at Slammiversary. IMPACT Hall of Famer and seven-time Knockouts Champion Gail Kim then joined her in the ring.
Although Purrazzo complimented Kim she also didn’t take too kindly that she interrupted her. She went on to say that she was going to accept the match that Kim was about to disclose to her thinking that she was going to face the legend herself. Kim then confirmed she is retired from the ring but let Purrazzo know that since the champion doesn’t need to know who her opponent is to defeat them, her opponent at Slammiversary is – a mystery.
The champion will find out who her opponent will be at the event. Kim tells her that she better prepare for the fight of her life.
With speculation already swirling on who Purrazzo’s opponent may be, she is not the only one who has to defend her title at the upcoming big event. The Knockouts Tag Team Champions Fire ‘N Flava will have to defend against Havok & Rosemary.
Havok & Rosemary earned their title match by defeating Kimber Lee and Susan on this week’s IMPACT. After Havok neutralized Susan, Rosemary hit a spear to get the pin and the victory for their team. In preparation for their tag team title shot, Havok will take on Tasha Steelz next week one-on-one.
Kimber had no choice but to consult Father James Mitchell after the match. She is tired of losing and now that Purrazzo has kicked her and Susan to the curb she is getting desperate. She has to go to her backup plan. She needs Su Yung back.
Tenille Dashwood and Kaleb with a K guested another All About Me. A show where whoever is invited on becomes the host and has to ask Dashwood a question. With Jazz appearing on this week’s show, Dashwood is upset that she has spent the entire year so far trying to get a tag team partner to win the Knockouts Tag Team Titles.
She has spent all this time and effort and feels that it isn’t her fault that everyone she has tried to team with ends up being the issue. Finally, she thought she had the perfect partner in Rachael Ellering (who is Jordynne Grace‘s partner) because they had instant chemistry and she blames Jazz for messing things up. Jazz brought in Ellering to be Grace’s partner and played the peacemaker between the two when things were rocky.
The segment got intense and when Jazz thought that she was done with Dashwood, she was attacked from behind being thrown right into the camera. Moments later, Grace and Ellering found their friend laid out on the ground. They helped Jazz up and the duo is far from pleased. They cut a promo later saying that they are coming for Dashwood and Kaleb and a match is set between the two teams next week.
What did you think of this week’s IMPACT? Who do you think will be Deonna’s opponent? Will Havok & Rosemary become new tag champs? Join the discussion below!