RVD vs. Moose official for Impact Slammiversary XVII

Rob Van Dam vs. Moose is now official for Slammiversary XVII.

After Moose challenging RVD to the match aired on last week’s episode of Impact, Impact Wrestling officially announced that RVD has accepted Moose’s challenge. Slammiversary XVII is taking place at Gilley’s Dallas in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, July 7.

RVD, Sabu & Tommy Dreamer defeated The North (Josh Alexander & Ethan Page) on the May 31 episode of Impact. The North & Moose attacked RVD and Dreamer on the episode prior to that, with Sabu coming out to make the save.

In the promo where he challenged RVD for Slammiversary, Moose said he’s sick of old ECW legends coming to Impact.

RVD returned to Impact at their United We Stand show over WrestleMania weekend in April, teaming with Sabu against Pentagon Jr. & Fenix. Prior to that match, it was announced that RVD had signed an extended deal that would see him stay with Impact past United We Stand.

Slammiversary XVII will be headlined by Brian Cage defending his Impact World Championship against Michael Elgin. The night before the pay-per-view takes place, the opening night of this year’s NJPW G1 Climax will be held at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.