New-NAW Hardcore Impulse 2018 is the twelfth pay per view under the New-NAW banner. The gimmick of the event has every match contested under a special match type. The main event is Norm "The Storm" Dailey challenging Zach Starr for the New-NAW World Championship, who earned the title shot after winning One Survivor 2015. He would use that opportunity to name Tyler King the Special Ref of this match and Danny Jackpot would not be allowed to remove the stipulation per Board of New-NAW which would be changed after a two year hiatus. New-NAW would return in June 2018 with Hardcore Impulse II as the return show, with a different card then originally planned. The Intercontinental, Cruiserweight, and Hardcore titles would be vacated.