Welcome to our coverage of IMPACT’due south Slammiversary event from the Nashville Fairgrounds in Tennessee.
John Pollock will exist hosting a Slammiversary Postal service Show late this night exclusively bachelor for members of the POST Wrestling Café.
Due to an injury sustained this weekend, Jack Evans is out of the Ultimate Ten match and will be replaced by Andrew Everett.
Bear on Slammiversary
*Touch on Championship: Josh Alexander (champion) def. Eric Young in 18:44
*Queen of the Mountain for the Knockouts Championship: Jordynne Grace def. Tasha Steelz (champion), Deonna Purrazzo, Chelsea Light-green, Mia Yim & Jordynne Grace in 18:18
*Frankie Kazarian, Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, Nick Aldis & Davey Richards def. Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, PCO & Vincent in eighteen:46
*Bear upon Tag Team Championships: The Adept Brothers def. The Briscoes (champions) in 10:04
*Monster’s Brawl Match: Sami Callihan def. Moose in 14:54
*Knockouts Tag Team Championships: Rosemary & Taya Valkyrie def. Tenille Dashwood & Madison Rayne (champions) in seven:eighteen
*Ultimate X for the X Partitioning Championship: Speedball Mike Bailey def. Ace Austin (champion), Kenny Male monarch, Trey Miguel, Alex Zayne & Andrew Everett in nine:52
*Reverse Battle Royal:
Shark Boy won in ix:24 (pre-bear witness)
*Digital Media Championship: Rich Swann (champion) def. Brian Myers in 7:10 (pre-show)
The pay-per-view kicked off with a historical look at TNA/Touch Wrestling including past comments from Jeff Jarrett, Bob Ryder, AJ Styles, Jerry Jarrett, and a shot of Dixie Carter. Then, it went into a montage of memorable clips and performers from the promotion’s past twenty years before cutting to the present-day talent and matches for this night’s bear witness.
Ace Austin vs. Trey Miguel vs. Kenny Male monarch vs. Alex Zayne vs. Andrew Everett vs. Speedball Mike Bailey in an Ultimate X Match for the X Division Title
This was a fantastic opener and was noted it was the 47thursday
Ultimate X friction match in the promotion’s history since introducing it in 2003.
There was a segment dedicated to Bob Ryder nigh his contributions to the company and dedicated the circulate to him.
There were dives off the top including a springboard Asai moonsault by Zayne, a tope con giro from Miguel, and Fosbury Flop by Austin.
Bailey did a pull-up on the ‘X’ and came off with a version of Ultimate Weapon dropping his knees onto the opponents beneath him. His core strength and agility were something to behold in a match like this.
Miguel striking Zayne with a Canadian Destroyer off the top turnbuckle, but not through a table, so Blue Demon Jr. had the Destroyer of the weekend.
It ended with Bailey and Austin hanging to a higher place the ring battling for the title when Austin was knocked downwardly and Bailey lifted himself above the title and unstrapped information technology for the win and is the new X Division Champion.
WINNER: Speedball Mike Bailey in 9:52
At that place was a segment dedicated to Bob Ryder about his contributions to the company and dedicated the broadcast to him.
Scott Hudson was a special backstage interview for the nighttime and spoke with Motor Metropolis Motorcar Guns, Nick Aldis & Frankie Kazarian. The Machine Guns were named the ‘Most Impactful Team’ in IMPACT history. Shelley listed many of the other teams from the promotion’due south history including The Hardys, Bad Influence, and The British Invasion. Each of the four cut a great promo and Aldis sounded like a main consequence star. They didn’t reveal who the fifth homo would be but Aldis called it a ‘no brainer’ when they offered.
Sting sent in a taped bulletin discussing how he came to TNA in 2003 every bit a ane-off and kept coming back. He isolated his run every bit the ‘Joker’ version of Sting as a skillful time in his career and people still bringing information technology upwards today.
Tenille Dashwood & Madison Rayne vs. Rosemary & Taya Valkyrie for the Knockouts Tag Team Championships
This was short and simple with nothing that stood out in a major way.
Taya and Rosemary landed double spears, merely the champions survived, and Rosemary was run into her partner.
Rayne & Dashwood hit The Collab on Rosemary, only Taya saved. Rosemary rose from the dead as Taya landed a pop-upwardly knee strike on Rayne and Rosemary hitting her finisher for the pivot.
WINNERS: Rosemary & Taya Valkyrie in vii:18 to win the Knockouts Tag Team Championships
Kurt Bending sent a bulletin thanking IMPACT for being at that place when he needed them and mentioned his programs with Samoa Joe and AJ Styles.
They showed Moose and Sami Callihan locked in separate parts of the surface area as Tom Hannifan tells usa they have had “no food, no water, NO LIGHT” for the better office of 24 hours. And you lot idea weight cutting was bad before a fight?
Moose vs. Sami Callihan in a Monster’due south Ball Match
This was a great hardcore war that never felt too costless or weapon shots for the sake of it.
Callihan jumped Moose while he entered the loonshit and Moose was all the same dizzy from being in captivity for 24 hours, which was a lightheaded improver that made no departure during the match.
Subsequently noting 47 prior Ultimate Ten matches, Hannifan said there have been 54 Monster’s Ball matches. TNA, folks!
Moose put Callihan through a table with a Uranage later on doing the same on the border of the apron. He blasted Callihan with a trash tin lid and Callihan bled.
There was a spot where Moose scaled to the top and lost his residue, climbed again and was shoved off, and nearly came up short landing on the timekeeper’s table.
Callihan introduced thumbtacks just Moose used a Sky High, dropping Callihan onto the tack while he sat down on them, not a wise plan.
Callihan used multiple Cactus Drivers that included Moose kicking out at one and a great kick out as the audition chanted for Moose and got them very hot as the finish came. Callihan used a barbed-wire bat and 1 more Cactus Driver for the win.
This was strong, and the final moments peaked well.
WINNER: Sami Callihan in xiv:54
The Briscoes vs. The Adept Brothers for the Bear on Tag Team Championships
They brawled around the ring at the beginning with The Skillful Brothers using a chair behind the referee’due south back on Mark.
Hannifan listed off past tag teams including Team 3-D, The Naturals, America’s Most Wanted, Motor City Machine Guns, and The Hardys.
Jay Briscoe saved his brother from the Magic Killer by hit a spear to Anderson.
Mark was taken out after Gallows launched him off the turnbuckle into a Gun Stun in mid-air. Jay was alone to fight Anderson and Gallows, his Jay Driller was stopped when Gallows kicked him in the head and they hit the Magic Killer for a totally clean victory.
WINNER: The Adept Brothers in 10:04 to win the Affect Tag Team Championships
It was a good match with a relatively surprising ending, non that Anderson & Gallows won but winning and then decisively and it felt like an end to the programme.
After, Chris Harris & James Tempest made a surprise appearance and handed both teams beers. Storm told the doubters and haters that didn’t think Bear on would last “distressing, about your damn luck”.
In that location was a tremendous video parcel defended to Mike Tenay and Don W. Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt thanked them for paving the style and promoted Don W’s GoFundMe campaign. This was so incredibly swish and touching and has been the theme of this show.
Christy Hemme was introduced in the ring, she brought Scott D’Amore out, who came out in his Team Canada persona and joined commentary for the next match.
Traci Brooks was seated in the front end row next to Earl Hebner and they acknowledged the passing of Dave Hebner.
Dixie Carter came out to introduce the 5th fellow member of the babyface squad. Carter thanked everyone that ever stepped inside the ring and the production crew and all the people involved, likewise every bit the fans. She announced the fifth member is Davey Richards.
Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, PCO & Vincent vs. Frankie Kazarian, Motor City Machine Guns, Nick Aldis & Davey Richards
This was a lot of fun and the ending was just tremendous for many reasons.
Shelley sold for most of the start one-half of the match until fighting his way to tag Kazarian. Information technology led to everyone taking turns with large moves and Taven hit a tope to anybody on the floor. Edwards and Richards had their 1-on-1 showdown and exchanged chops and kicks as Richards lit him up.
Richards put Edwards and Taven in simultaneous submissions, Shelley put Bennett in the Border Metropolis Stretch, and Aldis practical the King’southward Leafage Cloverleaf to Vincent.
Maria Kanellis distracted Sabin from the frock prompting Traci Brooks to attack her. PCO dragged Traci into the ring leading to Kazarian fighting off PCO and saving his wife. So, Kazarian broke out the Flux Capacitor that he hit on PCO, which was nuts. PCO kicked out.
Kenny King ran in, followed by D-Lo Chocolate-brown in his Aces & Eights gear from this past calendar week’due south episode, and hit King with the Sky Loftier. Brownish got a large pop, climbed to the tiptop, and lost his footing on the first try before landing a Frog Splash.
Referee Brian Hebner was downwards on the floor. Earl Hebner climbed over the guardrail and that led to the endmost sequence culminating with a Cradle Shock on PCO and Earl revealing the referee’s shirt and counting iii after D’Amore explained on commentary he was reactivated this afternoon.
WINNERS: Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, Frankie Kazarian, Nick Aldis & Davey Richards in eighteen:46
This was such a fun match and the ending was and then well put together and executed. Earl and Brian Hebner looked very emotional as they embraced merely days later Dave Hebner’due south passing. This was the feel-good match of the night to celebrate TNA and information technology was slap-up.
AJ Styles sent a taped message and spoke about the first show in Huntsville, Alabama teaming with Low Ki and Jerry Lynn against The Flying Elvis’ and listed off various matches, ones with Kurt Angle, and the three-way lucifer with Samoa Joe and Christopher Daniels at Unbreakable 2005 and they inverse things. Thanked WWE for letting him practice this and it’s a special moment for him.
Tasha Steelz vs. Chelsea Green vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Jordynne Grace vs. Mia Yim in a Queen of the Mountain Lucifer for the Knockouts Championship
This is 1 of the almost disruptive matches to describe but in practice, it unremarkably works and the women came out to have a memorable match.
The rules include each participant needing a pinfall to be eligible to climb the ladder the hook the title to win the match. Once yous drop a fall, you must spend two-minutes in the punishment box.
Mickie James was the special enforcer and got involved a lot, including banning Savannah Evans from ringside. Later, Mickie yanked Light-green off the ladder and attacked her.
Mia Yim did the Shelton Benjamin spot where the ladder was leaning on the rope, she scaled up and hit a somersault flip to the flooring.
Green scored the first pinfall and was working with Purrazzo throughout the friction match until the ii met their demise climbing the ladder together. Mia Yim tipped the ladder and 2 crashed through two tables on the floor – the Bubba Ray Dudley spot from SummerSlam 2000 and the one Luchasaurus did on Dynamite this past week. It was insane.
At that place were enough of pins including Yim scoring a 2d cover despite being eligible but is done as a tactic to go the opponent into the penalisation box.
With Purrazzo and Green taken out from the tables, Jordynne Grace had Yim pinned when Steelz jumped on top and also got credit for the pin, making her eligible too.
Grace then pinned Steelz to put her in the box and was all alone to climb the ladder and won the match.
WINNER: Jordynne Grace in 18:eighteen to win the Knockouts Championship
No i has retained their championship tonight.
The v women worked really hard and all credit to Light-green and Purrazzo for taking a monster-level bump to the flooring through the table and coming dangerously shut to the guardrail but hit the target.
Steelz had a very practiced run as champion and Grace has been on the backburner for a while, and then this freshens things up and y'all can practice multiple matches coming out of this one.
Gia Miller introduced Goldilocks, who replaced Miller for the segment to interview Gail Kim. Kim thanked Affect for giving women a chance and putting over the Queen of the Mountain match.
Bound for Glory was announced for Sat, October 8thursday. The graphic said October 2022, but Tom Hannifan did say the specific appointment. No location was revealed.
Josh Alexander vs. Eric Immature for the IMPACT Title
This was designed as the ultimate TNA tribute match consummate with each replicating moves of many past stars along with ref bumps, run-ins, and guitar shots to make it truly authentic.
It was a very stiff lucifer with Alexander wearing Kurt Angle-inspired gear to honor his TNA days. Alexander’southward married woman and child were in the front row while Young had Deaner and Joe Doering with him.
Alexander did an Bending-style moonsault, the face launder for Samoa Joe, a BME, a Styles Clash, and other Joe spots including his version of the Boston Crab and Uranage out of the corner.
Subsequently, Young hit The Stroke and followed with a Black Hole Slam. It worked for Alexander but Young’s promo on Thursday was all well-nigh establishing that he doesn’t respect the history of TNA or want to laurels its by. The Stroke is and then recognizable and did pb to a near-fall.
As Alexander had the ankle lock practical, Deaner threw pulverization into referee Brian Hebner’southward face up correct equally Young was tapping. Alexander fought off Deaner and put Doering through a table with an Bending Slam from the band to the floor.
Alexander brought out a Canadian flag from underneath the ring to combat Deaner with his Violent past Design flag. With his back turned, Young hit Alexander with a guitar shot for a nigh-fall.
Immature exposed the ring to reveal the wood, which was part of the contract signing angle on Thursday, and hit a piledriver and Alexander kicked out. Young went for a piledriver off the turnbuckle, but it was countered and applied an ankle lock, and so a Joe-style Uranage onto the wood, and finally, after multiple tries, hit the C4 Spike and pinned Young.
WINNER: Josh Alexander in eighteen:44 to retain the Touch on Championship
They proclaimed Alexander as the “hereafter of Touch Wrestling” and that wrapped upwardly the show.
This was a very enjoyable show if y'all’re a long-time follower of the product and didn’t have the historical figures overshadow the modern talent, who were still front-and-middle on the prove.
In terms of producing a evidence for the intended purpose of celebrating a company’s history, they did a fantastic job.