Hot off the NWA’s all-women Empowerrr PPV, Impact is riding that wave of momentum for their own Knockouts event. Gail Kim is leading the way to produce Knockouts Knockdown airing on October 9. She used her power to book a tag title match as well as a #1 contender tournament.
Kim explained that there will be an 8-women tournament with four from Impact and four from outside the promotion. The winner receives a future shot at the Knockouts Championship.
Kim was then interrupted by The Influence angling for a tag title shot. Unfortunately for Tenille Dashwood and Madison Rayne, they were beat to the punch by Jordynne Grace and Rachael Ellering campaigning for their own opportunity. Kim decided to book a tag match next week with the winner advancing to wrestle champs Rosemary & Havok at Knockouts Knockdown.
.@gailkimITSME has made @RachaelEllering and @JordynneGrace vs. @TenilleDashwood and @MadisonRayne for next week with the winning team challenging Decay at #KnockoutsKnockdown! #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/sGC0IplKRX— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 24, 2021
The Knockouts Knockdown card now stands at:
- Knockouts Championship: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. mystery opponent
- Knockouts Tag Team Championship: Rosemary & Havok (c) vs. TBD
- #1 contender tournament: 8 participants
Mercedes Martinez, Lady Frost, and Renee Michelle were previously announced to participate in the event. Christy Hemme is also expected to have a big role. In addition to those names, familiar faces will round out the commentary team and ring announcer role. Veda Scott and Mickie James are ready to call the action, while Melissa Santos handles introductions.
BREAKING: Here is your #KnockoutsKnockdown announce team!— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 15, 2021
Ring Announcer: @ThisIsMelSantos
Color Analyst: @MickieJames
See the #KnockoutsKnockdown action in person this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Nashville: https://t.co/TOoO5XZ21p pic.twitter.com/dO5vkuqkyT
Who would you like to see in the #1 contender tournament? Are you hoping for The Influence or Grace & Ellering to earn the tag title bout?