Moose vs. Austin Aries Set For Impact Slammiversary

Moose will get his big opportunity on pay-per-view next month.

The Impact Wrestling star emerged victorious from a match with former Impact Champion Eli Drake which aired Thursday. The contest served as a top contender match to take on Austin Aries for the title in the main event of July's Slammiversary show.

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You can see an excerpt from Fightful's live coverage below:

Eli Drake vs Moose

They cut the video several times, the two first at ringside before they get back in and Eli hits an elbow drop for a quick two count. Moose comes back with a running dropkick in the corner before hitting Go to Hell for a near fall, then Eli hits a uranage for a quick two count when he ducks a boot by Moose. They exchange strikes until Moose hits a series of chops only for Eli to drop him with a clothesline. Moose gets back up and clotheslines Eli before Eli misses a moonsault and sends Moose shoulder first into the ring post before hitting a superplex for a near fall. Moose then counters the Gravy Train before hitting a spear for the pin and the win.

Winner: Moose defeats Eli Drake via pinfall with a spear to gain a shot at Austin Aries' championship at Slammiversary.

The match will serve as Moose's fourth opportunity at the Impact Championship, and he's come up empty thus far.

Impact Wrestling's Slammiversary takes place on July 22 from the Rebel Entertainment Complex in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Fightful will have full, live coverage including a live post-show. 

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