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Three participants set for Impact Knockouts Knockdown tournament

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The first three entrants for Impact's Knockouts Knockdown eight-woman tournament have been revealed. 

Mercedes Martinez, 40, was announced as the first participant on Monday. Aside from an NWA-TNA appearance in 2003, Martinez has never appeared for Impact. She was recently released from WWE after nearly two years, mainly in NXT.

Two well known names on the indie scene -- Lady Frost and Renee Michelle -- were also announced.

Frost has done work for promotions like Beyond Wrestling and GCW in addition to the NWA while the 35-year-old Michelle has wrestled in AEW, Shine and Queens Of Combat.

Michelle also was a part of the inaugural Knockouts Tag Team Championship tournament where she teamed with Killer Kelly in a losing effort to Jordynne Grace and Jazz in the first round. 

The tournament is part of the Knockouts Knockdown special: a one-night event set for Impact Plus on Saturday, October 9th. The winner will earn a future Knockouts title shot.