Home » TNA News » New TNA #1 Contender Reacts, W-1 Attendance from Japan with TNA Stars, Gail Kim, Aries

– As announced before TNA’s last set of tapings were over, Jeff Hardy will face Bobby Lashley for the World Heavyweight Title on next Thursday’s episode. Hardy last eliminated Eric Young in a battle royal on last night’s show to become the new #1 contender. Below is video of Hardy after the battle royal:

– Below are more post-Impact reactions from TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim and new TNA X Division Champion Austin Aries:

– To get an idea of Wrestle-1’s popularity in Japan, their July 6th event at Sumo Hall in Tokyo drew 4,800, which was considered really bad for a show that had The Great Muta, Sanada, The Wolves, Ethan Carter III, Rockstar Spud, Tajiri and others. On a related note, WWE’s live event at Sumo Hall on Thursday drew just under 6,200 fans. As noted, Muta’s Wrestle-1 recently ran Korakuen Hall, the site of Bound For Glory in October, and drew 750 fans.

Latest News


The Hottest WWE news, photos and videos delivered to your inbox in one convenient newsletter. Sign up now and give it a try!