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Mickie James will now defend the Impact Knockouts Championship against Deonna Purrazzo in a Texas Death Match at Hard to Kill.
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) December 17, 2021
James and Purrazzo brawled with each other on this week’s episode of Impact. Scott D’Amore and Gail Kim broke things up and then instituted a no contact rule ahead of their title match. He also confirmed that the match would be a Texas Death Match. James defeated Purrazzo at Bound For Glory to win the championship in October.