TNA Wrestling officially announced on Friday that MVP will be unable to compete at Slammiversary on Sunday due to a torn meniscus in his knee.
">@The305MVP suffered a torn meniscus during his last match. This morning, doctors deemed him unable to compete this Sunday!
— John Gaburick (@JohnGaburick) June 13, 2014
MVP also Tweeted about the news:
">@ShowtimeEY defending the title inside of a steel cage! BUT... in a triple threat match.
— MVP (@The305MVP) June 13, 2014
As a result of the injury, the winners of Samoa Joe vs. Bobby Lashley and Austin Aries vs. Kenny King will challenge Eric Young for the TNA Championship in a triple threat steel cage match later in the night.
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MVP was injured while working in the United Kingdom on Friday, May 30, 2014. We knew days later TNA faced a major problem with the main event at Slammiversary. MVP gave an update on Chris Jericho's "Talk is Jericho" podcast where he said he believed he had a torn meniscus but hadn't had an MRI to confirm that diagnosis. He admitted to being into talks with the TNA creative team about a contingency plan for the pay-per-view on Sunday.
TNA Slammiversary 2014 will take place Sunday from College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. We’ll have complete coverage here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com.