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Impact Emergence full card: Madison Rayne’s official return match

Impact’s next special event is upon us. Emergence airs at 7 pm ET on Friday, Aug. 20, available through the Impact Plus. More matches were added during Impact Wrestling tonight (Aug. 19, 2021) to join the three title fights and #1 contender four-way.

The lineup for Emergence currently stands at:

  • Impact World Championship: Christian Cage (c) vs. Brian Myers
  • Impact World Tag Team Championship: Good Brothers (c) vs. Violent by Design vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack
  • X-Division Championship: Josh Alexander (c) vs. Jake Something
  • #1 Contender: Moose vs. Chris Sabin vs. Sami Callihan vs. Ace Austin
  • Deonna Purrazzo & “Drama King” Mathew Rehwoldt vs. Melina & Trey Miguel
  • Madison Rayne vs. Taylor Wilde
  • Rohit Raju vs. Matt Cardona
  • Steve Maclin vs. Petey Williams
  • Tasha Steelz, Savannah Evans, Fallah Bahh, & No Way Jose vs. Decay (Rosemary, Havok, Crazzy Steve, & Black Taurus)

As for the latest additions to the card, the #1 contender bout was formed with the final men remaining in the battle royal won by Brian Myers. The mixed tag match is a way to advance the feud between Deonna Purrazzo and Melina before their Knockouts title fight at NWA Empowerrr on August 28. Taylor Wilde has the chance for payback after Madison Rayne returned from retirement to cost her a match against Tenille Dashwood. Rohit Raju trifled in Matt Cardona’s business, so there must be repercussions. The 8-wrestler team contest was brought about by Tasha Steelz’s desire to regain the Knockouts tag gold from Rosemary and Havok.

Will you be tuning in to Emergence? Which matches excite you most? How does the card stack up against other Friday night competition in WWE Smackdown and AEW Rampage?