Update: MVP Injured & Removed from Main Event at TNA Slammiversary; Replacement to Be Announced for PPV Title Match

Mike Killam

tna one night only‚ÄčThe following release was sent out by ImpactWrestling.com this morning, in regards to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship match scheduled for this Sunday's Slammiversary PPV: 


Just reported by Executive Vice President of Creative and Talent Relations John Gaburick, MVP has been declared medically unfit to compete. This obviously removes MVP from Sunday’s Slammiversary Pay-Per-View, where he was scheduled to compete against Eric Young inside of a steel cage for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

MVP, also the Director of Wrestling Operations at TNA Wrestling, is expected to announce a replacement opponent later today. Stay tuned to IMPACTWrestling.com for news as we get it.

This falls in line with what we have been reporting for the last several days. One of the names TNA has been talking about, as far as a replacement goes, is Bobby Lashley. However, Lashley is already scheduled to face Samoa Joe at the PPV, so the card may have to be re-worked to accommodate the injury. 

On a side note, an extremely similar situation occurred just a few weeks ago at the UFC 173 PPV, as the show lost several of its main event fights with very little time to move things around. Raphael Assuncao was scheduled to face Renan Barao for the Bantamweight Championship, while two potential future contenders – TJ Dillashaw and Takeya Mizugaki – were booked on the undercard. Dillashaw was called up at the last minute, and ended up actually winning the title in the show's main event. 

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