Abyss To Defend Title At Destination X, Kazarian Speaks, More

— Abyss stated Wednesday during a chat session on TNAOnDemand.com that he would be defending the X Division Championship (which he renamed the Extreme Title) against Brian Kendrick next month at Destination X.

— Kazarian is featured in Impact Wrestling’s latest “Why Wrestling Matters” video. The former TNA X Division Champion discusses what drives his passion and dedication for professional wrestling.

“There are a number of people out there, old and young, male and female, that want an alternative, that want a pro wrestling company,” Kazarian says. “They want to be entertained by what happens inside of a wrestling ring. They don’t want to be talked to, they don’t want to be lied to, they want to watch people fight. That’s why Impact Wrestling is important today, more so than it ever has been.”

To see the video, click here.

— TNA Women’s Knockout Champion Mickie James will be appearing at a fundraiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in Elizabethtown, North Carolina on Saturday, August 20. Visit MickieJames.com for more information.

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