IMPACT Bringing Back Knockouts Knockdown Event, Former WWE NXT Star To Compete

A press release was recently issued by IMPACT Wrestling, where it was announced that the company will be bringing back their all-women's Knockouts Knockdown PPV Event and that the PPV Event will be taped this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the upcoming IMPACT Wrestling TV Tapings inside Skyway Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. It was also announced that the PPV will air on Saturday, October 9th via IMPACT Plus and the IMPACT YouTube channel for Ultimate Insiders.

The announcement was initially made by IMPACT Wrestling Hall of Famer Gail Kim, who would also reveal that the all-women’s PPV Event will be headlined by a Monster’s Ball Match to honor the late Daffney, who was a former WCW Star and a former IMPACT Star. Kim also revealed that the PPV Event will feature the debut of former NXT Star Mercedes Martinez, who has won championship gold from all over the world and the return of several IMPACT Wrestling Knockouts, who haven't appeared inside The IMPACT Zone for years such as Christy Hemme.

At IMPACT Wrestling's 2009 Sacrifice PPV Event, the first-ever Monster’s Ball Match took place, where Daffney faced Taylor Wilde. In 2013, IMPACT Wrestling held their inaugural Knockouts Knockdown Event, where Gail Kim won a Gauntlet Match in the main event to be crowned the “Queen Of The Knockouts.”

You can check out the full press release below, along with a video of Gail Kim's announcement:

IMPACT Wrestling Brings Back Knockouts Knockdown; Matches & Memories Set For This Weekend In Nashville, Tennessee

Monster’s Ball Match has been confirmed to honor Daffney

IMPACT Wrestling is bringing back an all-Knockouts event this upcoming weekend in Nashville, Tennessee: The Knockouts Knockdown will be filmed in The IMPACT Zone at Skyway Studios, starting Friday, September 17.

Knockouts Knockdown, confirmed and announced tonight by IMPACT Hall of Famer Gail Kim, will air on IMPACT Plus and for IMPACT Ultimate Insiders on YouTube – and was last held in 2017 in Orlando, Florida.

Knockouts Knockdown will feature several new Knockouts competing in the IMPACT ring – led by Mercedes Martinez, who once ranked No. 2 of the best 50 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 50. Mercedes has won championships around the world and, in 2019, was ranked in the Top 10 women’s wrestlers of the year by Sports Illustrated.

Knockouts Knockdown also will feature the return of multiple IMPACT Knockouts who have not appeared in The IMPACT Zone for years. Christy Hemme, it was announced Monday, will have a major role in Knockouts Knockdown. Hemme, part of the Knockouts Division when it began in 2007, is a former Knockout Of The Year award-winner.

“I am so excited for Knockouts Knockdown, when females from across the wrestling landscape will take over The IMPACT Zone, with female wrestlers, referees, announcers and more,” said Gail Kim, the first-ever IMPACT Knockouts Champion who was a record-setting 7-time Knockouts Champion for a combined 711-days.

Kim also confirmed that one of the matches set for the Knockouts Knockdown will be the Monster’s Ball, which will honor the late Knockout, Daffney, who was the first Knockout to participate in a Monster’s Ball Match – in 2009, at the Sacrifice pay-per-view – when she battled Taylor Wilde.

“There is so much planned, so much excitement for Knockouts Knockdown – I know the fans will be excited to watch it live this weekend, starting Friday afternoon, at The IMPACT Zone in Nashville,” Kim said. “Doing something to honor Daffney’s memory is something that everyone involved with the event and others are thrilled to be able to do.

“She was a great wrestler and a better person. No one will forget Daffney; we want to honor her.”

IMPACT shows will be this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 17-19, in Nashville, with 2 shows daily: 3-6pm and 7-10pm. For Tickets:

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IMPACT Wrestling is one of the world’s most significant wrestling entertainment properties, creating more than 200 hours of original content annually across television and other digital platforms. IMPACT Wrestling specializes in creating premium content, events, products, merchandise, and music, as well as the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. Its highly successful flagship show, IMPACT!, is broadcast globally, including AXS TV and Twitch in the United States, Fight Network and GameTV in Canada, Sony Ten 2 and DSport in India, FreeSport and 5STAR in the United Kingdom, in Africa, MVStv in Mexico and TAPDMV in the Philippines. IMPACT Wrestling is a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Inc.