As Deonna Purrazzo prepares to defend her Knockouts World Title against Trinity in a Slammiversary dream match, “The Virtuosa” will look to make a statement when she holds a Knockouts World Title Open Challange just two days prior on IMPACT. Tensions between champion and challenger began to escalate when Purrazzo hesitated to come to Trinity’s aid during a recent attack from Gisele Shaw and Savannah Evans. Who will answer the call for a shot at the most coveted prize in women’s wrestling? And will Purrazzo make it to Slammiversary as the Knockouts World Champion?
Before the stacked 4-way clash for the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles at Slammiversary, momentum is up for grabs on IMPACT. Two of those teams will face off in traditional tag team competition as Moose and Brian Myers take on Rich Swann and Sami Callihan. Luck has not been on the side of Moose and Myers as of late, and they’re out to prove that they’re a force to be reckoned with in the tag team division.
Speaking of the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles, one half of the reigning champions, Chris Bey, will take on Zachary Wentz this Thursday. After Wentz made his shocking IMPACT return and reunited with his fellow Rascal, Trey Miguel, it didn’t take long for the duo to find themselves in a verbal altercation with ABC. This Thursday, will Wentz prove that the Rascalz deserve to be in the conversation for a shot at the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles? Or will Bey continue ABC’s recent hot streak with another victory?
With the high-risk, high-wire, high-stakes spectacle known as Ultimate X quickly approaching at Slammiversary, Mike Bailey and Kevin Knight must first focus on each other in an Ultimate X Preview match. Whoever leaves IMPACT! with the W will gain an important momentum boost heading into the big event. Meanwhile, you can expect the other competitors in Ultimate X to be watching closely as Jonathan Gresham, Angels and KUSHIDA scout their competition.
Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry has brought backup in the form of New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Yuya Uemura for a tag team showdown with Kenny King and Sheldon Jean this Thursday. King is out for revenge after Hendry embarrassed him with the debut of a new music video entitled “Stripper Kenny”. Both Hendry and King will look to send a message to one another as they prepare for their Digital Media Title bout two days later on Countdown to Slammiversary.
The action begins Before the IMPACT, streaming this Thursday at 7:15pm ET exclusively on YouTube, IMPACT Plus (live player) and Facebook. Last week, Heath gave Dirty Dango a Wake-Up Call following a distraction from the Director of Authority, Santino Marella. Before Dango faces off against Marella this Sunday at Slammiversary Fallout, he will battle Heath in a match you won’t see anywhere else. Plus, Gia Miller, Josh Mathews and George Iceman get you ready for all things IMPACT.