PW Daily Report: Slammiversary Hits a Grand Slam, Smackdown Tournament, Elias Drops an EP, Rich Swann & More

This Sunday, Impact Wrestling invaded the Rebel Complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the 16th annual Slammiversary pay-per-view, celebrating the past, present and future of this Little Engine Who Could that has somehow stayed in business long enough to find itself in the midst of a career renaissance.

With a stacked card that delivered from top to bottom, we saw one of the best Knockouts matches in recent memory, two of the best X-Division matches in recent history, three hardcore-style matches that all felt totally unique, a personal grudge match for the ages, a man got his head shaved bald in one of the best bouts in company history, and a traditional world heavyweight championship main event to cap it all off. There was something on this card for everyone – they couldn’t have hit a bigger home run if they tried.

READ MORE: 8 Reasons You NEED to Watch Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary PPV

With the momentum of perhaps the best U.S. wrestling pay-per-view of 2018 behind them, Impact Wrestling returns to the Rebel Complex this Monday and Tuesday for multiple sets of television tapings that will kick off the long road to Bound For Glory. It was confirmed that this year’s show will be taking place on October 14th at the Melrose Ballroom in New York City.

WWE NEWSJohn Cena reveals whether or not he will ever turn heelNXT Superstar being falsely advertised for indie eventBatista speaks out on the firing of Marvel director James GunnPaige announces tag team tournament for Smackdown LiveWWE star Ember Moon set to host a brand new YouTube showElias drops his first ever EP on iTunes and Spotify MORE WRESTLING NEWSTeacher who used Nazi gimmick in wrestling match under investigationROH reaching out to CM Punk for potential MSG appearanceDetailed live report from AAW United We Stand 2018Big title change takes place at recent ROH TV Tapings *SPOILERS*Rich Swann pulled from Slammiversary due to serious injuryWatch Sami Callihan get his head shaved bald at Slammiversary

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With Slammiversary behind us and SummerSlam still far enough off in the distance, we’re looking at a relatively calm week ahead in the world of wrestling. It’s business as usual for WWE albeit with Stephanie McMahon teasing an “historic announcement” on Raw. Impact Wrestling should be a must-see show coming off one of the best PPVs in company history. NJPW fans have a few days off, but we’re back to the G1 grind on Thursday morning with three big shows back, to back, to back.

Monday, July 23

WWE Raw | USA | 8PM ET

Tuesday, July 24

WWE Smackdown Live | USA | 8PM ETWWE 205 Live | WWE Network | 10:05PM ET

Wednesday, July 25

WWE NXT | WWE Network | 8PM ETLucha Underground | El Rey | 8PM ET

Thursday, July 26

NJPW G1 Climax | NJPW World | 5:30AM ETImpact Wrestling | Pop TV | 8PM ET

Friday, July 27

NJPW G1 Climax | NJPW World | 5:30AM ETNJPW on AXS | 8PM ET

Saturday, July 28

NJPW G1 Climax | NJPW World | 5AM ET


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