More than 18 years after he won the inaugural TNA World Championship, Ken Shamrock will have the opportunity to win what it eventually evolved into.
On Tuesday's Impact Wrestling, it was announced that Rich Swann will defend the Impact World title against Shamrock next week.
Swann has been feuding with both Shamrock and Sami Callihan in recent weeks with Swann besting Callihan in his own title challenge at Saturday's Turning Point. The recent inductee into the Impact Hall of Fame has never won an Impact belt in his three tenures in the company.
Swann won the title at October's Bound For Glory.
In other action and storyline advances announced for next week:
- Jordynne Grace and her mystery partner will face the debuting duo of Killer Kelly and Renee Michelle in the Knockouts Tag Team Championship tournament.
- In the ongoing search for the killer of John E. Bravo, Tommy Dreamer will hold a wrestlers' court, overseeing the case of Johnny Swinger vs. The Boys.
- Knockouts Champion Deonna Purrazzo will apparently be confronted by former champion Su Yung who left her a threatening message on a mirror Tuesday.