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TNA News

- Puroresu Spirit is reporting that Seiya Sanada will be “potentially” defending the TNA X Division Championship against Christopher Daniels at the next Korakuen Hall show on April 17. The reason it will be a “potential” defense is assuming Sanada doesn’t drop it before then. Click here for coverage by Puroresu Spirit.

- Christy Hemme is now a member of the TNA Wrestling creative team. This is hardly a surprise as Hemme has taken on more responsibilities over the course of the last year and has been given the job of helping to rebuild the company’s Knockout division. It was actually Hemme that pushed to sign Brittany last year. (See also - Santana Garrett To Debut With TNA This Week As Brittany)

- Christy Hemme commented on being a member of the TNA creative team on Twitter. The following is from Twitter:

- TNA will return to Universal Studios on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for a set of tapings. Thursday and Friday will be Impact tapings, while the company will tape a One Night Only pay-per-view on Sunday. More details are on online at this link.

- Dixie Carter is set to return to Impact on Thursday. The following is from Twitter:

- John Gaburick Tweeted that Rubix, Sonjay Dutt, Greg Marasculo, Rasahd Cameron and Low Ki are set to work Saturday’s TNA One Night Only X-Stravaganza pay-per-view taping. You can check out his Tweet below:

- On this week’s episode of Impact Wrestling, Eric Young won a Gauntlet Match to earn a number one contender’s chance at Magnus’ championship. Choosing to cash in his PPV spot to this week’s episode, Young defeated Magnus and is the New TNA World Heavyweight Champion.

- TNA Wrestling will tape Impact from the Manhattan Center in New York City on June 25, June 26 and June 27. The video promo/commercial for the shows is online at this link or embedded in the video below:

Official show information is available at this link.

- Samoa Joe was pulled from the 10 Man Gauntlet Match on this week’s Impact Wrestling because he’s still not medically cleared to compete. Alex Barie had the news on Thursday afternoon here at TNANews.com.

The company Tweeted the following to explain his absence:

Joe hasn’t worked for TNA since the March 28, 2014 live event in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he suffered a concussion.

- This week’s episode of Impact Wrestling garnered an average viewing audience of 1,415,000 viewers on Spike TV. The audience was up 296,000 viewers from the week prior and the highest viewership for the show since February 13, 2014. Impact aired on a slight tape delay as it was taped Thursday night from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. The show opened with a 10-Man Gauntlet Match to crown a number one contender and saw Eric Young capture the TNA Championship from Magnus.

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