You need something to build towards. Wrestling is centered around the idea of making the fans want to see something happen between wrestlers they have followed for a long time. You take someone good and someone bad and give them a story to set up some kind of a big match. Do a bunch of that and you have a major show, which is where things are going in another promotion.
While most of the focus in the wrestling world has been on WWE and AEW, there are other wrestling promotions out there. This includes Impact Wrestling, which has been putting on some good stuff for a little while now. They just wrapped up their Slammiversary event in July and their next pay per view is not until October with Bound For Glory. That is a long time off, but not we have something to bridge the gap.
Impact Wrestling has announced that they will be holding a two week event called Emergence, which will take place on August 18 and August 25. The event will be similar to AEW’s Fyter Fest or NXT’s Great American Bash, with several major matches, including title matches. The first two matches have already been announced, with Jordynne Grace challenging Deonna Purrazzo for the Knockouts Title on August 25 and the Motor City Machine Guns defending the Tag Team Titles against the North at a date to be announced. The latter of which was announced on this week’s Impact Wrestling.
BREAKING: As first reported by @FightfulWrestle, Emergence – a two week special on August 18th and August 25th – is coming to @AXSTV! @JordynneGrace's rematch for the Knockouts Championship against @DeonnaPurrazzo is confirmed for Emergence Night 2! #Emergence pic.twitter.com/wdbmoSrpyn
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 4, 2020
This should be a big series. Check out what they have in store:
Opinion: This is something that Impact Wrestling needs to do as they have a long time to go before they make it to Bound For Glory. There is nothing wrong with beefing up their television shows for two weeks with a bunch of title matches. Impact Wrestling is often at its best when they are focusing on the action instead of the stories and that is what they are doing with these shows.
What are you expecting from the shows? Who will leave with the titles? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading