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Impact notes: Next week's lineup, Alan Angels signs contract

Mickie James will put her career on the line against Deonna Purrazzo.
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Three matches were announced for next Thursday's Impact on AXS -- one of which has career implications on the line.

Mickie James' Last Rodeo continues as she faces Deonna Purrazzo in a clash of former Knockout Champions. As has been the stipulation, if James loses, she must retire. Purrazzo blames James for Chelsea Green leaving the company following her recent loss to James.

Steve Maclin will look to take his frustrations about not getting a World title match out on the man that recently did in Frankie Kazarian. Kazarian was unable to unseat Josh Alexander at last Friday's Over Drive.

The next challenger for Alexander will be on the show as Bully Ray takes on former champion Rich Swann. After Alexander's win at Over Drive, Ray, who won the Call Your Shot trophy at Bound for Glory, got physical with Alexander and his wife, threatening to power bomb her on the outside of the ring as Alexander was zip tied to the ring ropes.

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Alan Angels, now going by just his last name as part of Violent by Design, has signed a contract with the company. Terms, or the length, were not disclosed. On a podcast where he revealed the news, he said he signed his deal in the middle of October.

Angels made his debut earlier this year after his AEW run ended, losing to "Speedball" Mike Bailey in a match for Bailey's X-Division title. He recently returned for the X-Division title tournament and soon after, he joined his new faction.