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Impact announces Slammiversary 2020, released WWE talent teased


Impact Wrestling has announced the date for their next pay-per-view -- and teased that recently released WWE wrestlers could potentially be involved with it.

This week's episode of Impact ended with a video announcing that Slammiversary 2020 will air live on PPV on Saturday, July 18. Where the show will be taking place wasn't mentioned.

The announcement video featured an unidentified person who was wearing a hoodie watching a news report that was created for the video. "Breaking news from the world of professional wrestling, over 20-plus superstars were released from their contracts amidst the ongoing global pandemic," the news anchor said. "Their fate currently remains unknown. We will be closely monitoring the situation, and we wish them all the best in their future endeavors."

Past Impact-owned footage of Eric Young, Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, Drake Maverick, Curt Hawkins, Mike & Maria Kanellis, and EC3 was then briefly shown. There was also a Bulgarian flag featured. The video ended with the announcement of the date for Slammiversary.

Maverick is facing El Hijo del Fantasma in the finals of WWE's interim Cruiserweight Championship tournament on NXT this week. He's had an underdog story for the tournament, trying to win to save his job.

The WWE releases were announced on April 15.

Impact's most recent PPV was supposed to be Rebellion in April, but that show instead took place as two weeks of television episodes due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Slammiversary announcement video is available to watch below: