Saturday night at AAA Triplemanía XXIX, Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo defeated Faby Apache to become AAA Reina de Reinas Champion, adding another championship to her collection. Purrazzo is not the first Knockouts to do that as Taya Valkyrie held the 2 belts at the same time. Tessa Blanchard also won the AAA belt but at a moment when she was not Knockouts Champion.
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An array of new stars shine brightly in the night sky, a brave new world is arising. On Friday, August 20th at 7 pm ET (midnight BST), IMPACT Wrestling presents Emergence streaming exclusively on IMPACT Plus!
Just two days after confronting The Elite, Christian Cage shocked the world when he defeated Kenny Omega on the first-ever AEW Rampage. It had been 4691 days since Christian Cage last challenged for the IMPACT World Title and 5207 days since he last held a World Championship in IMPACT – but all of that has changed because Christian Cage is your new IMPACT World Champion. With this monumental victory, Christian Cage inherits Kenny Omega’s obligation to defend the IMPACT World Title at Emergence next Friday. Following the 20-man #1 Contenders Battle Royal, we now know that his opponent will be none other than “The Most Professional Wrestler” Brian Myers. Will Christian Cage continue to assert his dominance or will Brian Myers bring a halt to his championship reign before it even gets started?
At Slammiversary, The Good Brothers captured the IMPACT World Tag Team Titles from Violent By Design, bringing more gold into The Elite’s possession. After VBD enacted their rematch clause for Emergence, IMPACT Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore added Rich Swann and Willie Mack to the match for defeating Violent By Design just a week prior. Who will leave Emergence as IMPACT World Tag Team Champions when three of IMPACT’s top tag teams collide?
After defeating Black Taurus at Homecoming, Josh Alexander eagerly awaited his next challenger for the X-Division Title. It didn’t take long for one to emerge as Jake Something defeated Rohit Raju, Daivari and Trey Miguel in an X-Division #1 Contenders match just days later on IMPACT. Will Josh Alexander continue his trendsetting title reign or will Jake Something take his career to the next level and capture IMPACT gold for the very first time?
Ever since Steve Maclin arrived in IMPACT Wrestling, he has been making his presence felt with a series of dominant victories. But it’s not just the win that Maclin is after – he enjoys inflicting pain on his opponents. After Maclin attempted to end the career of Trey Miguel, it was IMPACT veteran Petey Williams who stood up to the master of mayhem. Claiming that Petey got in the way of his championship aspirations, Maclin would retaliate by costing him an opportunity at the IMPACT World Title when he attacked him during the #1 Contenders Battle Royal. Now the two rivals are set to collide in what will certainly be a physical exchange at Emergence.
The four runners-up in the #1 Contenders Battle Royal recently on IMPACT! will have another shot to earn an IMPACT World Title opportunity when they compete in a four-way #1 Contenders match at Emergence. Moose, Chris Sabin, Sami Callihan or Ace Austin – who will challenge the IMPACT World Champion at the September IMPACT Plus special, Victory Road? And will they be facing new IMPACT World Champion Christian Cage or “The Most Professional Wrestler” Brian Myers? All questions will be answered at Emergence.
Stay tuned on our media for more Emergence news and match announcements.
IMPACT Wrestling is airing on Tuesday at 8/7c on AXS TV in the USA. The show is available to stream on Facebook and YouTube in the UK and Ireland, within hours of the American broadcast on Impact Plus, with an encore presentation on 5Star late night on Fridays.
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