As Impact Wrestling gets closer to Slammiversary on July 18th, the company continues to tease new wrestlers coming into the promotion. Impact has lost a lot of talent in the last year to other companies. Departing names over the last year include the Lucha Bros, Brian Cage, John Morrison (aka Johnny Impact) and more. Over the last week, they have parted ways with Michael Elgin and former World Champion Tessa Blanchard as well.
Now, Impact seems poised to shake up its roster with a fresh influx of talent. EC3’s return seems set. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows are all but confirmed to be headed to Impact. Heath Slater has heavily teased he could be on his way to the company. This week, Eric Young’s return to the promotion was teased as well.
Impact Results 6/30:
- Chris Bey defeated Suicide
- TJP & Fallah Bah defeated Reno Scum
- TNA World Championship (Unofficial)
Moose (c) defeated Crazzy Steve
- Kiera Hogan w/Tasha Steelz defeated Havok w/Nevaeh
- Madman Fulton w/Ace Austin defeated Trey Miguel via DQ
New Main Event For Slammiversary
A 5-way world title match had been planned for Slammiversary. In the time since the match was announced, however, 2 of the 5 wrestlers scheduled for the match have departed the company. This week, Impact announced that the 3 remaining wrestlers (Eddie Edwards, Ace Austin, and Trey Miguel) will be joined by a 4th mystery person in the match. With all the names being teased as on their way o the promotion, this mystery wrestler could be anyone.
Eric Young (and others) Teased For Slammiversary
In the last few weeks, the most notable moments on Impact’s weekly television program take place right at the end of the show. This week, superhero music was played as we saw Eric Young’s old “Super Eric” costume hanging. Just before the show concluded, a hand and arm are shown reaching for the gear.
Also this week, Eric Young vs Magnus for the TNA World Heavyweight title was the Flashback moment of the week on Twitch.
Other teases for this week, included Scott D’Amore talking to “a couple of good brothers” on the phone in a backstage segment. This week on social media, there have been teases that Heath Slater, Taynara Conti, and maybe (maybe not) Lance Storm as well.
The tagline for Slammiversary is “Our World Will Change” but you could change the word “World” with “Roster.”
Tommy Dreamer Cuts Scathing Promo On Moose
Moose picked up a victory over Crazzy Steve this week. While Moose is not an official World Champion, he has been successfully defending his self-awarded title for weeks now. After the match was over, Moose continued the assault on Steve. This brought out Tommy Dreamer to make the save. Moose then turned his attention to Dreamer and beat him down as well.
After Dreamer recovered, he cut a scathing promo on Moose. Dreamer said that Moose had all the talent in the world and that’s why he’s been successful. He also said that Moose will be a footnote in the history of the NFL and pro-wrestling because he is a “waste of talent.” Moose would later cut a backstage promo demanding that Dreamer make a public apology to him.
Sami Callihan & Ken Shamrock Join Forces Against The North
The North cut an in-ring promo this week addressing their recent attack on Ken Shamrock. Shamrock came out to confront the tag champions but before he could even hit the ring, the lights went out. Sami Callihan’s face was briefly shown as he said the line “who needs friends when you’ve got an enemy?”
When the lights came back on, Callihan and Shamrock were side by side in the ring. The two fought off the tag champs and took them out of the ring. As Shamrock and Callihan stood tall in the ring, Callihan did his thumbs up/thumbs down taunt, the lights went out and when they came back on Callihan was gone.
It was later announced that the North will defend their tag titles against Callihan and Shamrock at Slammiversary.
Trey Miguel Is Ready For Slammiversary
It was recently revealed that Madman Fulton is the one who attacked Trey Miguel in the back. Since leaving OVE, Fulton has been aligned with Ace Austin. Both Austin and Miguel will be in the world title match at Slammiversary.
This match was more about getting revenge than it was picking up a win. Trey used Ace Austin’s cane to hit Fulton in the head leading to the DQ. He then turned his attention to Austin and hit him with a chair. Trey then got back in the ring and continued the attack on Fulton with a chair. On commentary, they played up the idea that Trey’s aggression is what it takes to become world champion.
Johnny Swinger Helps Chris Bey Defeat Suicide
Chris Bey will challenge X-Division Champion Suicide at Slammiversary. This week, Bey took on a former X-Division Champion in Suicide. Bey’s ally, Johnny Swinger, would make his presence felt at the end of this match. Swinger tossed Suicide off the top turnbuckle when the referree was out of positiion. This allowed Bey to hit a springboard fame-asser for the win.
After the match, however, Impact officials informed Bey and Swinger that Johnny Swinger would not be allowed at Ringside for Bey’s match with Willie Mack at Slammiversary.
Kiera Hogan Steals One From Havok
The teams of Havok & Nevaeh and Kiera Hogan & Tasha Steelz have been building a rivalry in recent weeks. Last week, Tasha Steelz defeated Nevaeh with a little outside interference and this week Steelz helped her partner pick up the victory over Havok.
Steelz got up on the ring apron and began parading around with Havok’s mask on. As Havok and the referee turned their attention to Steelz, she tossed the mask into the ring. Hogan then hit Havok with the mask, delivered a series of kicks and got the pin.
TJP & Fallah Bah Defeat Reno Scum
Coming into this match, Reno Scum had just defeated Team XXXL. TJP and Fallah Bah were coming in off a loss to the Rascalz in a match that would have earned them a future title match. They would pick up a clean victory over Reno Scum here, however, and possibly move a win or two away from getting a crack at the belts.
As for Reno Scum, one step forward 2 weeks ago leads to one step back here with a loss to TJP & Fallah Bah.