Knockouts World Champion Mickie James had her hands full on this week’s IMPACT Wrestling when she teamed with Tommy Dreamer to take on Masha Slamovich and Bully Ray.
Traditional mixed tag rules were not at play here as every person was legal to wrestler whomever. As a result, Bully Ray was able to beat Mickie up a few times and there were brief interactions between Masha and Dreamer. At the end, though Bully hit Dreamer with a piledriver to score the win for his team.
After, Bully and Masha prepared to put Mickie through a table when Jordynne Grace ran down to make the save. Unfortunately, she ended up inadvertently spearing James and left her laid out just 24 hours before their scheduled rematch.
Unfortunately, IMPACT broke the news following Thursday’s show that James is injured. As a result, the Knockouts title situation will be addressed Friday night at Sacrifice.
Earlier in the night, Deonna Purrazzo found herself as the underdog against Savannah Evans. “The Cannibal” dominated a majority of their match and was able to showcase more of her offense as “The Virtuosa” found herself having to fight back in the babyface role.
When Jai Vidal and Gisele Shaw attempted to interfere on the apron, it backfired as Evans accidentally booted Vidal. Purrazzo was able to hit Evans with a Crucifix Bomb for the win, but her celebration was cut short by Evans and Shaw attacking her to make a statement.
We also saw a vignette from The Coven, which set up another backstage segment later with The Death Dollz. Jessicka wanted to fight against The Coven’s magic, to which Valkyrie tried stopping her. They stumbled upon a casket. Taya tried getting Jessicka to leave it alone, but a hand emerged and sucked Taya in to effectively write her off.
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