New Title Match Revealed For Impact Slammiversary, Updated Line-Up

The Digital Media Title will be on the line during the Countdown To Slammiversary pre-show.

Joe Hendry, the Impact Digital Media Champion, will defend his title at Slammiversary against Kenny King, who will have Sheldon Jean in his corner.

According to the official match preview, “For the past several weeks, Kenny King has been a thorn in the side of Digital Media Champion Joe Hendry. After Hendry made quick work of King’s protégé, Sheldon Jean, King laid in wait as Hendry successfully defended his title against Yuya Uemura. But tensions really began to escalate when Hendry debuted his newest music video, which highlighted King’s past as a male stripper. On Countdown to Slammiversary, King will receive the opportunity he’s been waiting for when he challenges Hendry for the Digital Media Title. Hendry has been on a roll since becoming the champion of the world wide web but can King dethrone the musical master?”

Hendry worked multiple 2018 Impact tapings in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Mexico, but made his ring debut at Bound For Glory 2022 in the Call Your Shot Gauntlet Match. On the November 10, 2022 edition, he defeated Brian Myers to win the Digital Media Title in his third singles match back. He’s retained over Shera, Moose, Matt Cardona, Moose again in a Dot Combat Match, Myers, Jean, Dirty Dango, Dango again, Yuya Uemura, Eddie Edwards, and Moose a third time since then.

Hendry is the fifth Impact Digital Media Champion in history, with 238 recognised days under his belt. Cardona has the longest reign at 127 days, Myers has 113 days, inaugural champion Jordynne Grace has 90 days, and Rich Swann has only 30 days. Hendry is expected to be a much stronger Digital Media Champion.

The 2023 Impact Slammiversary pay-per-view will take place from the St. Clair College Sportsplex in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, July 15. The thirty-minute Countdown To Slammiversary pre-show will air live and free on FITE, Impact Plus, and YouTube at 7:30pm ET.

The updated card is below:

Impact World Title Match
Nick Aldis vs. Alex Shelley (c)

Impact Knockouts World Title Match
Trinity vs. Deonna Purrazzo (c)

Impact X-Division Title Match
Lio Rush vs. Chris Sabin (c)

Fatal 4 Way for the Impact World Tag Team Titles
Subculture (Mark Andrews, Flash Morgan Webster) vs. Moose and Brian Myers vs. Rich Swann and Sami Callihan vs. ABC (Ace Austin, Chris Bey) (c)

Impact Knockouts World Tag Team Titles Match
Masha Slamovich and Killer Kelly vs. The Coven (KiLynn King, Taylor Wilde) (c)

Ultimate X Match
Mike Bailey vs. KUSHIDA vs. Kevin Knight vs. Angels vs. Jonathan Gresham
Winner receives a future X-Division Title shot at the time and place of their choosing.

Scott D’Amore and PCO vs. Bully Ray and Steve Maclin
Special Enforcer: NHL Legend Darren McCarty

Countdown To Slammiversary Pre-show: Impact Digital Media Title Match
Kenny King vs. Joe Hendry (c)