The following release was sent out by ImpactWrestling.com this morning, in regards to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship match scheduled for this Sunday's Slammiversary PPV:
This falls in line with what we have been reporting for the last several days. One of the names TNA has been talking about, as far as a replacement goes, is Bobby Lashley. However, Lashley is already scheduled to face Samoa Joe at the PPV, so the card may have to be re-worked to accommodate the injury.
On a side note, an extremely similar situation occurred just a few weeks ago at the UFC 173 PPV, as the show lost several of its main event fights with very little time to move things around. Raphael Assuncao was scheduled to face Renan Barao for the Bantamweight Championship, while two potential future contenders – TJ Dillashaw and Takeya Mizugaki – were booked on the undercard. Dillashaw was called up at the last minute, and ended up actually winning the title in the show's main event.