The PPV of Impact Wrestling Slammiversary will be staged on Sunday 19 June. The event will celebrate the company's twenty years of activity and will do so inside the Asylum in Nashville, where it all began in 2002. This year, however, a novelty has been added.
For the first time in the history of the federation, the Knockouts Championship will be defended in the Queen of the Mountain match. This type of contention had been lacking in Impact since 2015 when it was reintroduced to decree the first King of the Mountain Champion, a title won in that circumstance by “Double J” Jeff Jarrett.
The years have passed and with them, many changes have been made in the old TNA, now owned by the Anthem Sports & Entertainment group and known precisely as Impact Wrestling. The Queen of the Mountain will see the reigning champion, Tasha Steelz, Deonna Purrazzo, Chelsea Green, Jordynne Grace and Mia Yim as participants.
But the news does not end there, because just a few moments ago, the Canadian federation announced a new engagement for the dispute. Mickie James will be the Special Enforcer and she announced it herself through an interview on the Battleground Podcast by Battle and Jushin Bieber.
An unexpected novelty that confirms the rumored presence of Mickie James in the PPV given the name several times associated with the various pre-show autograph sessions and interventions with the mass media.
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We will see if her presence will upset the scenarios of the match, considering that inside her there will be the bitter rival Deonna, her old pupil Chelsea Green and the one who snatched the title a few months ago, Tasha Steelz.
The last presence of "Hardcore Country" in that of Impact dates back to last April during WrestleMania week, more precisely in the Multiverse of Matches show in which she and her husband Nick Aldis defeated the team made up of Matt Cardona and Chelsea Green.
During her recent appearance on GAW TV, Mickie James stated that she struggled with her role as a commentator. She also spoke about Vince McMahon being in her ear while trying to call a match. "I tried out commentary on Main Event and I really struggled with — I felt like — obviously, we pick ourselves apart the most but, I was like, oh God, I’m just not any good at that.
Vince [McMahon] was always nice...he would throw in one word or one phrase. No one was ever mean to me; I won’t say that. I just think that I was hard on myself but again, I think I still wanted to wrestle and so, I didn’t dive wholeheartedly into it," said James.