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Two Impact number one contender's tourney matches set for next week

The two remaining first round matches in Impact Wrestling's number one contender's tournament are set to air next week.

Michael Elgin vs. Sami Callihan and Rhino vs. Ken Shamrock are both scheduled to air on next Tuesday's episode of Impact, though there was an angle on last night's show where Shamrock's status was put into question when Elgin attacked him and laid him out with a con-chair-to.

The winner of Elgin vs. Callihan will advance to face Trey Miguel in the semifinals, while the winner of Rhino vs. Shamrock will face Hernandez in the semifinals. The tournament kicked off with Miguel defeating Rohit Raju and Hernandez defeating Madman Fulton on Impact last night.

The winner of the tournament will challenge Tessa Blanchard for the Impact World Championship. Blanchard was supposed to defend her title against Elgin and Eddie Edwards in the main event of Rebellion, but -- due to the coronavirus pandemic -- neither Blanchard nor Edwards were able to attend last month's Impact television tapings.

Moose was originally announced for the number one contender's tournament, but he did an interview where he removed himself from it. Moose said he doesn't care about the Impact World Championship and called his TNA title belt the most prestigious in professional wrestling. Moose declared himself TNA World Heavyweight Champion at Rebellion night two.

Willie Mack will also defend his X-Division Championship against Johnny Swinger on next week's Impact, and XXXL (Acey Romero & Larry D) will face TJP & Fallah Bahh.