Backstage News & Notes From iMPACT! This Week

Ryan Clark

Notes from iMPACT! last night:

TNA Management Director Jim Cornette has ordered that the TNA World Heavyweight Title be defended this Thursday night as it will be Champion and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle defending against â<80><9c>The Instant Classicâ<80> Christian Cage and â<80><9c>The War Machineâ<80> Rhino!

On Thursdayâ<80><99>s broadcast of â<80><9c>iMPACT!â<80>, TNA Wrestling management director Jim Cornette announced that the main event of the â<80><9c>Victory Roadâ<80> Pay-Per-View on Sunday, July 15 will be a first-ever â<80><9c>Match Of Championsâ<80> bout with all the TNA championships on the line. The TNA World Heavyweight and X Division Champion will team up against the TNA World Tag Team Champions. When a wrestler scores a pinfall, not only does he win the bout but he wins the championship of the star he pins. In the case of the World Tag Team Champions, if one is pinned then the star that scored the victory wins both Tag Team Championships and the opportunity to pick his own partner to defend the gold with. In addition, in the weeks leading up to the Pay-Per-View spectacular, Cornette has promised to shake things up in the TNA title scene, which was evident on Thursday as we have a new X Division Champion! This Thursday, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line as Kurt Angle defends against â<80><9c>The Instant Classicâ<80> Christian Cage and â<80><9c>The War Machineâ<80> Rhino.

â<80><9c>The Samoan Submission Machineâ<80> Samoa Joe reclaimed the TNA X Division Championship in a three-way match against â<80><9c>Black Machismoâ<80> Jay Lethal and Chris Sabin. Thus far, with Joe winning the X Title on Thursday night, it stands now as Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe taking on Team 3D â<80>” but with the World Title on the line next week on the huge â<80><9c>iMPACT!â<80> and Team 3D scheduled to defend before the Pay-Per-View, who knows which teams will be facing off come Victory Road!

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