Last weekend, through the Wrestling REVOLVER show, a match was staged with Impact Wrestling. Specifically, Matt Cardona was called upon to defend his Digital Media Championship from the onslaught of former Impact world champion Rich Swann.
The contest was won by Swann who is now officially the new DMC of the Canadian federation, although post-match Cardona refused to hand over the belt to the new champion, and went backstage. During a GCW show a few days later, the same former champion and current NWA World Champion suffered a serious injury that will see him undergo an operation in a short time, which is why many of his upcoming engagements seem to have to undergo changes.
Pending official communications from the various federations, his presence at Slammiversary seems to be in doubt. The same goes for Alwayz Ready, a PPV of the National Wrestling Alliance dedicated to him and in which he should have defended the maximum title against the two-time champion and former Impact World Champion, Nick Aldis.
What's next for Matt Cardona?
Former WWE Superstar Matt Cardona might now be sidelined with a very serious injury. The two have already had a clash that ended through disqualification during the Crockett Cup, only to clash again during WrestleMania week for Multiverse of Matches in which Aldis and Mickie James defeated Cardona and Chelsea Green.
Pending further updates, we provide you with the possibility to recover the match between Cardona and Swann through the following tweet in which Impact makes the dispute available as a web exclusive for its subscribers to the Impact Ultimate Insiders service, or subscribers to the company's YouTube channel.
We entered in June and therefore in the Slammiversary 20th Anniversary period, which will take place on June 19 at the Asylum in Nashville, the same building where the next absolute Impact show was broadcast on the same twenty-year date.
At the moment the PPV card sees Josh Alexander defending his Impact World Championship from the assault of Violent By Design leader Eric Young in his main event. Unfortunately for Cardona, he has a huge upcoming match on June 11, where he is scheduled to defend his NWA Worlds Heavyweight Championship against Nick Aldis at the NWA pay-per-view, Alwayz Ready.
This entire pay-per-view for the National Wrestling Alliance is based around Cardona, so if he's not able to compete in the main event, it will be a huge blow not only for himself but the company as well.