Here's what happened on the December 1st episode of Impact Wrestling:
Mickie James vs Deonna Purrazzo – Mickie James’ Last Rodeo (If James Loses, She Will Retire from Professional Wrestling)
The Last Rodeo continues as Mickie James and Deonna Purrazzo renew their epic rivalry. It’s a stalemate in the early going as these two seasoned veterans counter each other’s offense. James gains control by repeatedly driving Purrazzo head-first into the turnbuckle. James charges at Purrazzo but she turns the tide with a back elbow. Purrazzo remains in control with a catapult into the bottom rope. James gets her boot up, then hits a Hurricanrana out of the corner. James connects with the flapjack but Purrazzo shuts down her momentum by pushing James off the top rope to the floor. Purrazzo hits a Brainbuster for two, then in locks in the Camel Clutch. James dropkicks her to the outside, then soars with Thesz Press off the top rope to the floor. James hits a missile dropkick, followed by the neckbreaker for two. Purrazzo counters the MickDT into a pump kick for another near fall. Purrazzo locks in the Fujiwara Armbar, then transitions into Venus De Milo but James makes it to the ropes. Purrazzo rolls her up with a handful of tights but James turns it around and scores the pinfall to keep her career alive.
Mickie James def Deonna Purrazzo – Mickie James’ Last Rodeo (If James Loses, She Will Retire from Professional Wrestling)
After the match, Knockouts World Champion Jordynne Grace goes face to face with Mickie James. Grace acknowledges that James has worked her way back to the top, earning a Knockouts World Title opportunity. Grace lays out the challenge for a Knockouts World Title match at Hard To Kill and James accepts.