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Update on Plans for Impact’s Countdown To Emergence Pre-show

Impact Wrestling has confirmed two matches for the Countdown To Emergence pre-show.

New fan favourites Joe Hendry and Yuya Uemura will bring their newfound chemistry to Emergence as they face Jason Hotch and John Skyler of The Good Hands. Joel Hendry and Yuya Uemura are focused on climbing to the top of the Impact tag team division.

The Emergence pre-show will also feature Alan Angels vs. Mike Bailey. This will be the third singles match between the two wrestlers. Mike Bailey, who was then the Impact X-Division Champion, retained over Alan Angels at the July 2nd, 2022 Impact TV tapings. They met again on September 16th, 2022 at the Dynasty Clash event from Garden State Pro Wrestling, where Alan Angels retained his GSPW Openweight Title.

The 2023 Impact Emergence special is scheduled for today, August 27th from the Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Countdown To Emergence pre-show will air live and for free at 7:30pm ET, via YouTube, Impact Plus and FITE. The main show will air live on Impact Plus, on YouTube for Ultimate Insiders members, and FITE. Below is the updated card:

Impact Knockouts World Title Match
Deonna Purrazzo vs. Trinity (c)

Impact World Tag Team Titles Match
The Rascalz vs. Subculture (Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster) (c)

Fatal 4 Way for the Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Titles
The Coven (Taylor Wilde, KiLynn King) vs. Death Dollz (Jessicka, Courtney Rush) vs. The SHAWntourage (Gisele Shaw, Savannah Evans) vs. MK Ultra (Killer Kelly, Masha Slamovich) (c)

Impact Digital Media Title Match
Johnny Swinger vs. Kenny King (c)

Back To School Match
Frankie Kazarian vs. Eddie Edwards
A tribute to their trainer, the late Killer Kowalski, at his wrestling school in Massachusetts.

No DQ Match
Deaner vs. Eric Young

Non-Title Match
IWGP World Heavyweight Champion SANADA vs. Jake Something

Time Machine (Impact World Champion Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Kushida) and Josh Alexander vs. Impact X-Division Champion Lio Rush, Impact Hall of Famer Bully Ray, Brian Myers and Moose

Countdown To Emergence Pre-show
Joe Hendry and Yuya Uemura vs. Jason Hotch and John Skyler

Countdown To Emergence Pre-show
Alan Angels vs. Mike Bailey

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