Alex Shelley defeated Chris Sabin in a no. 1 contender's match Thursday to earn a shot at Impact World Champion Josh Alexander at next month's Emergence.
The Motor City Machine Guns members were given the opportunity after teaming with Alexander a week ago with Scott D'Amore coming up with an idea they could compete for the title.
Shelley will be looking for his first Impact World title as he's held both the Tag Team and X-Division titles before. This will be their first ever one-on-one match.
In another new Emergence match made Thursday, VXT (Deonna Purrazzo & Chelsea Green) will challenge Knockouts Tag Team Champions Rosemary & Taya Valkyrie.
Purrazzo & Green defeated Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace & Mia Yim Thursday with Gail Kim informing them of their new opportunity.
In a AAA showcase match, Bandido will take on Rey Horus.
Here's the current card for the Friday, August 12th event streaming on Impact Plus and Ultimate Insiders on YouTube:
- Impact World Champion Josh Alexander defends against Alex Shelley
- Knockouts Tag Team Champions Rosemary & Taya Valkyrie defend against Deonna Purrazzo & Chelsea Green
- Knockouts Champion Jordynne Grace defends against Mia Yim
- Bandido vs. Rey Horus