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Impact announces five-way World title match for Slammiversary


Tessa Blanchard will defend her Impact World Championship against four challengers at next month's Slammiversary pay-per-view.

After announcing that the future of their World Championship would be addressed on the episode, it was revealed on tonight's Impact that Blanchard will defend her title against Michael Elgin, Eddie Edwards, Ace Austin, and Trey Miguel in a five-way match at Slammiversary. The PPV is taking place on Saturday, July 18.

Scott D'Amore made an appearance on tonight's Impact to announce the title match for Slammiversary. The segment ended with Austin, Elgin, Edwards, and Miguel brawling.

Elgin and Edwards were supposed to challenge for Blanchard's title in a triple threat match at Rebellion in April, but that match didn't happen because Blanchard and Edwards weren't able to attend the tapings for the show due to the coronavirus pandemic. Blanchard also missed the most recent set of Impact tapings.

On last week's Impact, Austin defeated Zachary Wentz in the finals of a tournament to become the number one contender to Blanchard's title. The tournament final was supposed to be Austin vs. Miguel, but there was an angle where Miguel was attacked backstage. Miguel's attacker has yet to be revealed.

Slammiversary 2020 was announced via a video that aired at the end of last week's Impact. It teased that wrestlers recently released by WWE will be involved with the show.