As I already pointed out in a previous note, Impact wrestling it has lost in just one week four relevant competitors, especially for the exits of Michael Elgin and Tessa Blanchard. And in this regard, Slammiversary (July 18) can mark the arrival of several names that would help to supply these losses.
At the moment, we know the sure signings of Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, who may make their debut there (for Gallows, redebut), and another acquisition aims to debut, or return.
Because the old TNA already stated last night in its weekly episode via AXS TV that the originally planned Fatal 5-Way for the Impact World Championship will now be a Fatal 4-Way ... with a fourth surprise contender to be revealed the same night. from Slammiversary.
And the Impact episode had more additions: The North vs. Ken Shamrock & Sami Callihan for the Impact World Tag Team Championship and a "Gauntlet Match" to determine the next challenger to the Knockouts Championship. Show reduced by last minute editions, but enjoyable.
► Impact Wrestling Results: Life After Tessa
The broadcast opens with Josh Matthews and Madison Rayne, who announce that the Impact World Championship is vacant. Of course, without any mention of Blanchard.
The IMPACT World Championship has been declared vacant but a brand new champion will be crowned on July 18th at #Slammiversary!- IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 1th, 2020
It will be @TheEddieEdwards round. @TheTreyMiguel round. @The_Ace_Austin vs. a mystery opponent for the IMPACT World Championship. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/QLJmtqGNJs
1 - Chris Bey beat Suicide
The irritating Johnny Swinger helped Bey out with his arm raised, even though the young gladiator shouldn't need such handling to impose himself on a veteran.
2 - TJP and Fallah Bahh defeated Reno Scum (Adam Thornstowe and Luster The Legend)
Shock that went nowhere in the narrative sense, but that was not without quality.
Segment starring The North, Ken Shamrock and ultimately Sami Callihan, who plotted the aforementioned combat we'll see at Slammiversary. And by the way, Impact played with a preview of the arrival of Gallows and Anderson.
"Honestly a couple of good brothers like you will fit right in here."- IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 1th, 2020
The North will regret interrupting @ScottDAmore's phone call because they'll face @TheSamiCallihan and @ShamrockKen at #Slammiversary! #IMPACTonAXSTV @Walking_Weapon @OfficialEGO pic.twitter.com/qxrWVcxnrO
3 - Moose (c) beat Crazzy Steve to retain the TNA World Championship
Steve did not last long before Moose. Tommy Dreamer made the salute once the bell rang and the ex-NFL was not amused. Maybe this will lead to a Moose vs. Dreamer at Slammiversary.
"The truth hurts - nobody ever paid to see you play in the NFL and nobody ever paid to see you wrestle."- IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 1th, 2020
A PASSIONATE and FIRED UP @THETOMMYDREAMER is sick of @TheMooseNation wasting all of his talent. #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/oEduX8pxuT
4 - Kiera Hogan (with Tesha Steelz) knocked Havok down (with Nevaeh)
Hogan continues his winning streak since joining Steelz.
5 - Madman Fulton (with Ace Austin) beat Trey Miguel by disqualification
Little by little, Austin has gotten rid of all his upcoming rivals at Slammiversary using Fulton. Eventually, I look forward to a move to the technical side of this, who has the potential to carry at least some title.
As a closing, it was played with the return of Eric Young.