Impact Wrestling Emergence 2020: Early match card predictions

Ace Austin faces Eddie Edwards on the Oct. 29, 2019 edition of Impact Wrestling On AXS TV. Photo: Andrea Kellaway/IMPACT Wrestling
Ace Austin faces Eddie Edwards on the Oct. 29, 2019 edition of Impact Wrestling On AXS TV. Photo: Andrea Kellaway/IMPACT Wrestling /

Here are early match card predictions for Impact Wrestling Emergence.

Impact Wrestling is set to air another two-week special event called Emergence on August 18 and 25. The title is quite fitting following the emergence of so many new and returning faces at Slammiversary. Additionally, having this special event to build up to while we wait for Bound For Glory in October is very smart booking.

With so many rivalries exploding each week on Impact, I’m not sure half of them will be able to wait until Bound For Glory to come to a head. Emergence will be the perfect time for Impact’s stacked roster to showcase their talents once again on free TV! With that being said, here’s a look at potential match cards for each night.

Heath & Rhino vs. Reno Scum (Night 1)

Rhino and Hernandez are embroiled in a feud over money. On the August 4th edition of Impact, Hernandez bribed Reno Scum into helping him. Following that development, I think his recruitment of Reno Scum will result in Rhino recruiting Heath for their first tag team match together in Impact Wrestling. Heath and Rhino reuniting and scoring a win can do wonders for the tag division.

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Sami Callihan vs. Rob Van Dam (Night 1)

Sami Callihan is in the midst of a pseudo-babyface turn, and it looks like his first rival is the despicable Rob Van Dam. This is one feud that could easily stretch to Bound For Glory, but they are sure to get their hands on each other at Emergence. Katie Forbes assisting RVD in a cheap win will keep Callihan on his toes.

The North vs. Tag Team Champions Motor City Machine Guns (Night 1)

The North have made it known that they want their Tag Team Championship rematch at Emergence, but it’s unknown which night their bout will fall on.

Night 1 is the perfect place for the awaited rematch because Ethan Page and Josh Alexander won’t want to wait any longer. Despite The North’s best efforts, Motor City Machine Guns are likely to keep their new reign going.

Eric Young vs. World Champion Eddie Edwards (Night 1)

Rich Swann will get his hands on Eric Young at some point, but Emergence is too soon. As a result, Eddie Edwards will look to put his World Title on the line against the sadistic EY in the main event of Night 1. Even if it ends up being another open challenge, EY will surely capitalize on his desire for a World Title shot. Clean finish or not, Eddie should keep hold of the title.

TJP vs. X-Division Champion Chris Bey (Night 2)

Opening up Night 2 can be TJP challenging Chris Bey for the X-Division Championship. TJP is a former titleholder who recently scored a tag team win over Bey. Their feud may not go on past Emergence, but Bey will look to defeat his adversary to prove why he’s the best in the division right now.

EC3 vs. TNA World Heavyweight Champion Moose (Night 2)

EC3 is on a quest to take back the TNA World Championship, and he’s put Moose on notice multiple times. EC3 should make his triumphant in-ring return at Emergence, where he’s very likely to win the gold again. Seeing these two do battle again will provide just enough nostalgia from EC3’s winning ways during TNA’s latter days.

Good Brothers vs. Ace Austin & Madman Fulton (Night 2)

The union of Ace Austin and Madman Fulton wasn’t on many people’s bingo cards for 2020, yet it’s proven to be a cohesive match so far. The Good Brothers are going to stay at the top of Impact’s card during the remainder of this year for sure, so putting them on Emergence is a must. Expect Gallows and Anderson to score a big win over Ace and Fulton during Night 2.

Jordynne Grace vs. Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo (Night 2)

It sounds like this highly-anticipated Knockouts Title rematch will main event Emergence Night 2, and it most certainly should. Jordynne and Deonna put on one of the best matches on the card at Slammiversary, so they have undoubtedly earned this spot to put on another stellar scrap. There’s a lot of potential in Deonna carrying the gold, while I still believe Jordynne is destined to move toward some of the other Impact titles after Emergence.

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