Mickie James vacates Knockouts World Title, new champion to be crowned at IMPACT Rebellion

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2023/04/13/mickie-james-vacates-knockouts-world-title-new-champion-to-be-crowned-at-impact-rebellion/

James not cleared to wrestle. 

Closing out the Rebellion go-home edition of IMPACT Wrestling on AXS was Mickie James addressing her injury status heading into the pay-per-view this Sunday.

James revealed that she is not cleared to compete, therefore a new Knockouts World Champion will be determined as Jordynne Grace and Deonna Purrazzo go one-on-one. 

.@MickieJames will not be cleared to compete at #Rebellion. A NEW Knockouts World Champion will be crowned THIS SUNDAY in Toronto!

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Mickie is dealing with a rib injury and has a slight tear in her shoulder. With Rebellion taking place this Sunday, here’s the updated show lineup which includes two pre-show matches: 

  • Pre-ShowIMPACT Knockouts World Tag Team Championships: The Coven (Taylor Wilde & KiLynn King) (c) vs. Death Dollz (Jessicka & Rosemary)
  • Pre-Show: Champagne Singh & Shera vs. Heath & Rhino
  • Vacant IMPACT World Championship: KUSHIDA vs. Steve Maclin
  • Vacant IMPACT Knockouts World Championship: Jordynne Grace vs. Deonna Purrazzo
  • 10-Person Hardcore War: Team Bully (Bully Ray, Kenny King, Masha Slamovich, Moose & Brian Myers) vs. Team Dreamer (Tommy Dreamer, Yuya Uemura, Frankie Kazarian, Killer Kelly & Bhupinder Gujjar)
  • IMPACT X Division Championship — Three Way Elimination Match: Trey Miguel (c) vs. Jonathan Gresham vs. ‘Speedball’ Mike Bailey
  • Santino Marella, Dirty Dango & Joe Hendry vs. The Design (Members TBA)
  • IMPACT World Tag Team Championships — Ultimate X Match: Chris Bey & Ace Austin (c) vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)
  • Last Rites Match: PCO vs. Eddie Edwards (w/ Alisha Edwards)
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Yes!! I’ll be there live and was hoping for this, card looks so fun!

That’s interesting