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Mercedes Martinez to challenge for the Knockouts Championship

Mercedes Martinez is to challenge Deonna Purrazzo for the IMPACT! Wrestling Knockouts Championship in her first post-WWE appearance.

Martinez and Purrazzo will clash on October 16 at WrestlePro in Rahway, New Jersey.

WWE recently released Martinez from her contract along with a dozen other NXT talent. The slew of releases and rumours that drastic changes are in store for NXT sent shockwaves through the wrestling world.

Credit: WWE

Purrazzo, who was also released from WWE last year and hasn’t looked back. Since her debut for IMPACT! Wrestling she is a two-time champion and has become one of the most dominant performers in the history of the promotion.

However, despite the championship match being scheduled for October, there is a chance Martinez could be facing someone else. The Virtuosa is defending the Knockouts Championship against Melina at NWA EmPowerrr in a first-time-ever match.

Martinez and Purrazzo have met three times previously on the independent scene with the Latina Sensation emerging victorious each time.

What do you make of Mercedes Martinez challenging for the Knockouts title in her first match outside WWE? Let us know in the comments below.

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