- As noted, new TNA World Heavyweight Champion Matt Hardy announced today that he is vacating the title, just a few days after winning it at Bound For Glory. This goes with the "injunction" storyline that began after Bound For Glory with Ethan Carter III alleging that Dixie Carter, Matt and special referee Jeff Hardy conspired against him. Hardy said he did not want to relinquish the title but was doing so because the fans deserved a fighting champion. He also said he would win the title back in the future, without controversy.
This has actually been a storyline that was in place going back to July, according to PWInsider. Apparently this Wednesday's taped episode of Impact Wrestling will address the situation. As noted, TNA officials are saying they will release a statement tomorrow on the status of the World Heavyweight Title.