TNA announced that starting tonight on Impact Wrestling, the TNA World Title Series will kick off to crown a new undisputed TNA World champion.
“We don’t have a champion right now, so we worked strategically and creatively to turn this misfortune into an exciting new format that allows us a true, fair way to determine who is the best of the best,” said Billy Corgan in a statement on ImpactWrestling.com. “We believe this World Title Series will bring the prestige and legitimacy of the Championship to another level.”
The World Title Series will feature a format like the World Cup, with thirty-two wrestlers competing in a tournament. The wrestlers will be divided into eight groups to begin round-robin group play. Winners receive three points, a draw receives one point and a loss earns zero points. The top two point-getters from each group will advance to the field of 16 and a single elimination tournament where the competitor who wins advances.
The complete World Title Series will broadcast weekly on Impact Wrestling. The show will feature advancements in the presentation of professional wrestling offering new features like a virtual set where hosts Josh Mathews and Pope will update viewers on the World Title Series leaderboard, incorporate social media interactions from fans and wrestlers, and make predictions.