On this week’s episode of IMPACT, we witnessed a final build towards NWA EmPowerrr this Saturday, Aug. 28.
Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo will be facing Melina at this EmPowerrr and Mickie James brought this match together. Although James was the catalyst behind this booking, Purrazzo is not keen on Hardcore Country stealing any of her spotlight.
James went to the ring first to promote the match and even show a video promo. Purrazzo then arrived with Matt Rehwoldt. A quick observation of the upcoming bout between Purrazzo and Melina led to James making the comment that Rehwoldt wouldn’t be there in the Knockouts Champion corner.
Purrazzo then went right after James which led to Trey Miguel taking out Rehwoldt and Melina coming down to make the save as well.
Furthermore, on this episode of IMPACT, there was a backstage interview with Brandi Lauren. Lauren returned to IMPACT last week and suffered a loss to the in-ring debut of Melina. As she is being interviewed in regards to the upcoming EmPowerrr Knockouts Title match, Undead Kimber Lee appears and we know now that Lauren is the next soul she wants to steal. Lauren runs in fear but as she opens a door, Su Yung is on the other side. Both Lee and Yung take Lauren away with the help of the Mandible Claw.
A handicap match took place this week that witnessed Taylor Wilde take on all three members of The Influence.
Wilde is unable to win the numbers game and after a Spotlight Kick, Tenille Dashwood pins her. Dashwood, Madison Rayne, and Kaleb with a K all attack Wilde post-match before Jordynne Grace and Rachael Ellering come out to save her.
Tasha Steelz is on a mission to become Knockouts Tag Team Champion again, this time with Savannah Evans. At Emergence, they teamed up with Fallah Bahh and No Way. Thanks to Fallah, they lost that match. Fallah wants to make it up to Steelz & Evans by taking out the male members of Decay while the Knockouts focus on the Knockouts Tag Team Champions Havok & Rosemary.
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