New TNA #1 Contender Reacts, W-1 Attendance From Japan With TNA Stars, Gail Kim, Aries

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- As announced before TNA’s last set of tapings were over, Jeff Hardy will face Bobby Lashley for the World Heavyweight Title on next Thursday’s episode. Hardy last eliminated Eric Young in a battle royal on last night’s show to become the new #1 contender. Below is video of Hardy after the battle royal:

– To get an idea of Wrestle-1’s popularity in Japan, their July 6th event at Sumo Hall in Tokyo drew 4,800, which was considered really bad for a show that had The Great Muta, Sanada, The Wolves, Ethan Carter III, Rockstar Spud, Tajiri and others. On a related note, WWE’s live event at Sumo Hall on Thursday drew just under 6,200 fans. As noted, Muta’s Wrestle-1 recently ran Korakuen Hall, the site of Bound For Glory in October, and drew 750 fans.

– Below are more post-Impact reactions from TNA Knockouts Champion Gail Kim and new TNA X Division Champion Austin Aries: