Top Star Not On Tonight's Impact, Christy Hemme In Country Music Video, TNA At Manhattan Center
- As noted earlier, there were reports that TNA may run the Grand Ballroom of the Manhattan Center this summer, which is where RAW used to be taped in its early years. Mike Johnson of PWInsider reports that the deal to run the building this summer was finalized, and may be announced on tonight's Impact Wrestling.
- TNA announced on their Twitter that Samoa Joe will not be on tonight's Impact. He was scheduled to compete in a 10 Man Gauntlet match on tonight's show, with the winner facing Magnus at Sacrifice later this month.
Abyss was announced for the Gauntlet match earlier today. The other competitors include Bobby Lashley, Bully Ray, Gunner, Ethan Carter III, James Storm, Bobby Roode, Eric Young and Willow. With Samoa Joe's absence, one slot remains open.