As seen on Impact Wrestling tonight, Tessa Blanchard interrupted a Kiera Hogan promo, and later on in the show, Blanchard interfered in Hogan’s match against Taya Valkyrie, setting up Blanchard’s first feud in Impact with the rookie Hogan.
#1 Contenders Match & More Set for Next Week
It was announced on Impact tonight that next week’s show will feature a number one contender’s match to name a new challenger for X-Division Championship. The match will see El Hijo del Fantasma vs Drago vs Taiji Ishimori vs Aerostar. The Title match date has not yet been announced.
Additionally, it was announced that LAX vs Z&E in a tag team match will take place next week:
.@Ortiz5150 and @SantanaLAX have lost consecutive matches since Konnan has gone missing. NEXT WEEK they get an opportunity to get back on track as they face @IAmDJZ and @_AndrewEverett! #IMPACTonPop pic.twitter.com/BQA3AiBu5W
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) May 4, 2018
Sluggish Ticket Sales for NJPW G1 Special
According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, ticket sales for the upcoming NJPW G1 Climax special in San Francisco on July 7th are off to a slow start. The event is taking place at the Cow Palace, which holds around 10,000 fans, and only 3,300 tickets were sold on the first day.
The last time NJPW ran in The United States, in a 4.700 seat venue, tickets sold out almost instantly. NJPW has yet to announce any talents or matches for the upcoming G1 special, which could be one of the reasons why ticket sales are off to a sluggish start.