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World title match official for Impact Slammiversary XVII

Impact Wrestling has officially announced the World Championship match for their next pay-per-view.

Impact World Champion Brian Cage will defend his title against Michael Elgin at Slammiversary XVII on Sunday, July 7. The event is being held at Gilley's Dallas in Dallas, Texas.

Video of a promo from Cage, who suffered a legitimate back injury at April's Rebellion PPV, aired on last night's Impact. Cage vowed that he would be at Slammiversary and would defend his title against Elgin.

Cage won the Impact World Championship by defeating Johnny Impact at Rebellion. Elgin then made his Impact debut and laid out Cage in a post-match angle.

Elgin defeated Johnny Impact and Pentagon Jr. in a triple threat number one contender's match on the May 3 episode of Impact.

X-Division Champion Rich Swann & Willie Mack defeated Elgin & Johnny Impact on last night's episode, with Elgin walking out on Johnny at the end of the match after Johnny was thrown into him. During an interview earlier in the show, Johnny indicated that he would cash in his X-Division title shot for a match against Swann at Slammiversary.

Slammiversary XVII is taking place the night after the American Airlines Center in Dallas hosts the opening night of this year's NJPW G1 Climax. WWE Raw will also be at the American Airlines Center on July 1.