All of the World Cup competitors were supposed to be at the June 9th TV tapings, but due to VISA issues, this couldn’t happen. Basically TNA didn’t get the proper paperwork finished in time. This caused Doug Williams, Averno, Rey Bucanero, Ultimo Guerrero and Volador Jr. to miss the show. Taichi Ishikari & Milano Collection A.T. could not be there due to a scheduling conflict. They wanted to have one member of each team on the show to be announced as the captains. Alex Kozlov made the show because he is a US Citizen.
As of now the format for the World X-Cup will be one tag match from each team as well as one singles match from each team on TV, with points being assigned to the winners. Then there will be two PPV matches to crown the winning team, which will be multi-man gimmick matches. One likely being an elimination style match, with the finals believed to be an Ultimate X Match to crown the winning team. These final matches will happen at the Victory Road PPV.
A lot of TNA wrestlers were banged up after the UK tour, but nobody came out of it with a serious injury.
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