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Johnny Impact to challenge for X-Division title at Slammiversary XVII


After it was all but confirmed last week, Impact Wrestling has made Rich Swann vs. Johnny Impact official for Slammiversary XVII.

Swann will defend his X-Division Championship against Johnny at Slammiversary, which is taking place in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, July 7. Johnny is cashing in his X-Division title shot to get the match.

Johnny got the title shot by defeating Jake Crist, AR Fox, Ace Austin, and Pat Buck in an Ultimate X match at Impact's United We Stand show during WrestleMania week in April.

On last week's Impact episode, Johnny did an interview saying he was going to challenge for Swann's X-Division title at Slammiversary. Swann teamed with Willie Mack in the main event of the episode and defeated Johnny & Michael Elgin. Swann got the pin on Johnny after Elgin walked out on the match. Johnny was thrown into Elgin before Elgin walked out.

Elgin will challenge for Brian Cage's Impact World Championship at Slammiversary. The PPV is being held at Gilley's Dallas.

The night before Slammiversary, the first day of this year's NJPW G1 Climax will take place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. The American Airlines Center is also hosting WWE Raw on July 1.