Impact Wrestling has announced that Ken Shamrock is currently unable to compete, and therefor will not take part in the ongoing #1 contender’s tournament to find the next challenger to Tessa Blanchard and the Impact World Championship.
Shamrock’s injury is part of a storyline and is not believed to be legitimate. He was originally announced in a first round match against Rhino, but was brutally attacked backstage by Michael Elgin on last week’s show. Former X-Division Champion Ace Austin will take Shamrock’s place in the match against Rhino, taking place this Tuesday night.
BREAKING: @ShamrockKen is unable to compete in the #1 Contenders Tournament as a result of @MichaelElgin25's attack last week.@The_Ace_Austin will replace Shamrock and face @Rhyno313 in the First Round TOMORROW at 8/7c on @AXSTV!#IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/WymjMMmVVI
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 18, 2020