- Eric Young posted the following on Twitter regarding his status with TNA:
As far as rumor I have quit TNA totally not true they last minute changed impact schedual and all my Thursday’s where booked by animal planet show. TNA is upset I’m not there but can’t wait to have me back and I will be back soon!!!!
For more on Young, including the latest on his show on Animal Planet, follow him on Twitter @ShowtimeEY. – TNA announced today that Sting has been added to upcoming live events in Aberdeen, Maryland on July 20, 2012 and Brooklyn, New York on July 21, 2012. – Madison Rayne won first place in a fitness/bikini competition over the weekend. You can view a photo of her at the competition at this link. – King Mo recently stated in an interview with MMAJunkie.com that he will begin training in Ohio Valley Wrestling, TNA’s official developmental territory, in about two months. – Hernandez recently signed a new one-year contract with TNA Wrestling. – Hulk Hogan wrote the following on Twitter:
Spoke with BFG Series guys to let them know a change.Going forward all BFG Series matches will be 15 minute time limit. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) June 28, 2012
- The worker that played Rubix in a match against Sonjay Dutt during the X Division Tournament on this week’s Impact Wrestling was Jigsaw. Jigsaw’s real name is Ed McGuckin and he’s known for his work in Ring of Honor, Chikara and Dragon Gate USA. Click here for full Impact Wrestling results.
- For those that missed it on this week’s Impact Wrestling, Christopher Daniels & Kazarian beat AJ Styles & Kurt Angle to win the TNA Tag Team Championship.
- Scorpio Sky, known for his work in Wrestling Society X, worked against Rashad Cameron as Mason Andrews on this week’s Impact Wrestling.
- Following this week’s live Impact Wrestling, below is the updated lineup for TNA Destination X:
TNA Championship Match
- Bobby Roode © vs. Austin Aries
Last Man Standing Match
- AJ Styles vs. Christopher Daniels
Bound for Glories Series Match
- Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe
X Division Championship Tournament
- Qualified thus far: Sonjay Dutt, Rashad Cameron
- TNA Wrestling issued the following about their X-Division Title Tournament:
Three weeks ago on IMPACT WRESTLING, Hulk Hogan gave Austin Aries a choice: To receive a World Title Match at Destination X on July 8, he must relinquish the X-Division Championship. Austin Aries’ counter-proposal to Hogan was “Option C”; that every year at Destination X, the X-Division Champion be given the same World Title Match option. With Austin Aries deciding to take the gamble, a new X-Division champion must be crowned.
Announced this week, the new X-Division Champion will be determined in a one-night tournament at Destination X. This tournament will feature current X-Division stars battling wrestlers from outside IMPACT WRESTLING. Qualifying matches for the outside wrestlers started this past Thursday on IMPACT WRESTLING on Spike TV and continue on the July 5th edition.
At Destination X, eight wrestlers will battle in four single matches in the opening round of the tournament. The four winners will advance to the championship match that evening where the X-Division title will hang in the balance in ULTIMATE X!
Ultimate X is a match unique to the X-Division and features the most death defying moves and moments ever captured inside and above a wrestling ring. Now, with the added value to the X-Division Championship, these brave athletes will do whatever it takes to start their road to destiny; a potential World Championship match at next year’s Destination X!
Current X-Division Stars Entered for Destination X
Outside Wrestlers Qualified for Destination X