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NASHVILLE – GFW/IMPACT Wrestling, a subsidiary of Anthem Sports & Entertainment Corp., announced today that it will bring two superstars from Tokyo-based Pro Wrestling NOAH to participate in Slammiversary 15 on July 2, a live pay-per-view filmed in The Impact Zone on the backlot at Universal Studios Florida.

Naomichi Marufuji and Taiji Ishimori will team up to battle for the GFW/IMPACT Tag-Team Championship belts, now held by the Latin American Xchange (LAX).

El Hijo del Fantasma and Drago, two stars from Lucha Libre AAA in Mexico, also will compete in the 4-way match for the GFW/IMPACT Wrestling Tag-Team Championship. The final participants in the championship match will be Garza Jr., and Laredo Kid, representing Mexico-based The Crash.

Marufuji has competed in multiple promotions during his illustrious career, including New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, and Ring of Honor. He is a former three-time GHC Heavyweight Champion, and the only man to win Junior Heavyweight Championships in all three major Japanese promotions.

Ishimori holds the distinction of being the longest-reigning GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion for Pro Wrestling NOAH. He has been wrestling professionally since 2002, is one of the best high-flying wrestlers, and has been a singles and tag-team champion.

“It’s an honor to welcome Marufuji and Ishimori to The Impact Zone. I know the fans will be awestruck with what these two can do inside the six-sided ring,” said Jeff Jarrett, who is the founder of GFW/IMPACT Wrestling and now serves as the company’s Chief Creative Officer.

“Bringing Marufuji and Ishimori to Slammiversary is just the next step in this long-term relationship with unlimited potential between GFW/Impact Wrestling and Pro Wrestling NOAH,” said Scott D’Amore, Vice-President of International Relations for GFW/IMPACT Wrestling. “I’m confident that the two companies will have a wide-ranging talent-exchange, and the ultimate goal is co-branded shows with GFW/Impact Wrestling and Pro Wrestling NOAH.”
 

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This match has the potential to be the best Impact match in years.
 

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If only they'll get more than 15 minutes.
 

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I will forgive Impact for their shitty TV product for now. MARUFUJI!!!!!!!!!! One of my fav of all times.
 

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This instantly feels like a WAY bigger deal than the AAA guys. Perhaps it's bias, b/c I actually would say I like these guys (despite Marufuji's tendency to be gash), but it isn't as if Impact got two no names from NOAH. They got their ace & the longest reigning - and current - GHC Junior Heavyweight Champion. Shame they're lumped together in a throwaway multiman match, though.
 

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This tag match looks like the best thing on the card now.

Just hope that its longer than 10 minutes.


Also, just call the company GLOBAL IMPACT WRESTLING.
 

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Holy Shit! I stopped watching Impact because I no longer get the channel it's on but I have to find a way to catch this.
 

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This tag match looks like the best thing on the card now.

Just hope that its longer than 10 minutes.


Also, just call the company GLOBAL IMPACT WRESTLING.

I agree and this is things to come after the final merge? They are not going to call it global impact wrestling. In fact they've been referring to the belts being made as just "Impact" that also has been the Trent of referring too most things now.so either the belts will say Impact wrestling and refer to them as only impact or it will indeed only say Impact
 
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