Impact has been working hard to hype Slammiversary on July 18 with teases of multiple big star surprise appearances. Most fans are eagerly awaiting tonight’s go-home episode of Impact Wrestling hoping for a huge hint worthy of driving PPV sales. That’s all well and good, but the real draw for me is finding out what happens next in the epic week-long arm wrestling contest between Hernandez and Rhino. It is over the top.
It began innocently enough as Hernandez was wrecking fools and winning money in arm wrestling, then Rhino stepped up to the table.
The unstoppable force just met the immovable object. #IMPACTonAXSTV @Rhyno313 @SuperMexCTM pic.twitter.com/2zN81NgY0U— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 8, 2020
That was the only scene on last week’s show. Don’t worry. Impact didn’t leave us hanging to wait an entire week. They posted daily updates of the intense clash.
It's important to stay hydrated when you've been stuck in an intense arm wrestling match for two days. #IMPACTonAXSTV @Rhyno313 @SuperMexCTM pic.twitter.com/McKFCq0ykn— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 9, 2020
If, like me, you wondered how Hernandez and Rhino will eliminate those liquids they consumed, the answer is here.
Eyes forward when nature calls three days into an epic arm wrestling match...and try to avoid splatter. #IMPACTonAXSTV @Rhyno313 @SuperMexCTM pic.twitter.com/6B1g2DNOYm— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 10, 2020
Imagine minding your own business in the stall and then you hear those loud grunts without being able to see what’s happening.
Remember, good hygiene is very important. Hernandez and Rhino demonstrate.
Wash your hands folks.— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 11, 2020
Even when stuck in an incredible four day arm wrestling epic. #IMPACTonAXSTV @Rhyno313 @SuperMexCTM pic.twitter.com/sYaC9Qbw4t
You didn’t think those two mammoth fellows would go without eating. Chow time.
Grab your popcorn folks because we're into day five! #IMPACTonAXSTV @Rhyno313 @SuperMexCTM pic.twitter.com/cMzNaG1Gnm— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 12, 2020
What goes in must come out.
This is true commitment to an amazing six day arm wrestling war. #IMPACTonAXSTV @SuperMexCTM @Rhyno313 pic.twitter.com/iO1hNTGQiY— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 13, 2020
This morning’s update was the beginning of a field trip.
Update your match of the year lists, @SuperMexCTM and @Rhyno313 have been going a full week!— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 14, 2020
Their arm wrestling classic continues TONIGHT at 8/7c on @AXSTV! #IMPACTonAXSTV pic.twitter.com/za2qChrth0
The absurdity of this arm wrestling contest is fantastic. Did anyone expect we’d be privy to Rhino dropping a deuce? I’m on pins and needles waiting for the climax. I’m also curious what the point is, because I have no clue where this story is heading. Even if it is just for comedy, I’ll still be satisfied since the style of humor is right up my alley.
In addition to an update on the arm wrestling contest, Impact will also feature a contract signing, Knockouts in 5 vs 5 action, and a mystery partner for Moose.
TONIGHT at 8/7c on @AXSTV /@fightnet /Twitch— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) July 14, 2020
5 vs. 5 KO Tag Team Match @JordynneGrace and @DeonnaPurrazzo contract signing@The_Ace_Austin returns to his roots before #Slammiversary@TheMooseNation and a partner vs. @steveofcrazzy and @THETOMMYDREAMER
The Slammiversary card on July 18 at this moment is:
- World Championship: Ace Austin vs Eddie Edwards vs Trey Miguel vs mystery opponent
- Knockouts Championship: Jordynne Grace vs Deonna Purrazzo
- X-Division Championship: Willie Mack vs Chris Bey
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Moose vs Tommy Dreamer in old school rules
- Tag Team Championship: The North vs Ken Shamrock & Sami Callihan
- Knockouts #1 Contender Gauntlet: Rosemary, Nevaeh, Susie (aka Su Yung), Kiera Hogan, Taya, Tasha Steelz, Alisha Edwards, Kylie Rae, Kimber Lee, Jessicka Havok, Madison Rayne
Perhaps the conclusion to Hernandez versus Rhino will be added to Slammiversary.
Who are you putting money on to finally win the arm wrestling contest? What’s your guess for the purpose of this story?