For what it’s worth, TNA sent advertising to the Bowie Baysox baseball team, who are hosting a TNA live event on September 1st in Bowie, Maryland, and that advertising listed Austin Aries as a former TNA Champion. Either someone screwed up the advertising or the plan is to take the title off Aries at Hardcore Justice.
Word got back to TNA about the Aries listing and they corrected it to list Aries as the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. Aries is scheduled to defend the title against Bobby Roode at Sunday’s Hardcore Justice.
(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)