On this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling on AXS TV, Impact Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo finally came to know who her challenger will be for the August 28th NWA Empower pay-per-view.

Purrazzo was celebrating her Homecoming tournament win with “Drama King’ Matthew Rehwoldt. Suddenly, Mickie James came out to ring with a contract in hand. James claimed she had the perfect challenger for Purrazzo.

James then introduced Melina Perez and then both Perez and Purrazzo signed the contract for their match. This was Perez’s first appearance on Impact Wrestling.

Melina Perez is a true veteran in the pro wrestling world, having spent most of her career in WWE before departing in 2011. It will also be Purrazzo’s first appearance for the NWA. We will have to wait and see how the title match will turn out to be.

Here is the updated card for NWA Empower:

  • NWA Women’s Champion Kamille vs. Leyla Hirsch title match
  • A match for the revived NWA Women’s Tag Team titles
  • Chelsea Green vs. the winner of the NWA Women’s Invitational Cup

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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