- Tonight’s TNA Slammiversary pay-per-view opens up with MVP, Kenny King and Bobby Lashley backstage. MVP says he isn’t supposed to be here but he’s here to make sure everything gets done right because Dixie Carter is on his back. King ends up storming off and says he’s going to win the title tonight. MVP tells Lashley to “put some ice in the kids drink” and that’s it. We go to an opening video.
TNA X Division Title Ladder Match: Davey Richards vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Tigre Uno vs. Crazzy Steve vs. Manik vs. Sanada
We’re live from Dallas, Texas as Mike Tenay and Taz welcome us to Slammiversary. We go to the ring for tonight’s opener and out comes TNA Tag Team Champions The Wolves. Tigre Uno is out next. The Menagerie is out next with all of their shenanigans. Manik is out next. TNA X Division Champion Sanada is out next. As Sanada approaches the ring, Maniik leaps out and takes him out. Here we go.
Fans actually chant for Crazzy Steve. He pulls a ladder out from under the ring but gets taken out. Tigre corkscrews from the top and takes everyone out on the floor. Manik brings a ladder in the ring but Sanada works him over. Sanada springboards in with a big chop. Wolves come in and Tigre gets suplexed into a ladder. Steve comes back in and gets another chant. Steve spins the ladder around and takes out everyone with it. Steve climbs up for the belt but Manik meets him. Manik goes down. Steve gets close to the belt but Sanada makes the save and tips the ladder over. Sanada slams Steve on top of the ladder. Sanada moonsaults on to Steve and the ladder. Tigre and Sanada go at it now.
Edwards come in and takes Tigre off the ladder. Richards leaps off into Edwards powerbombing Tigre for a nice double team move. Richards lands bad on his knee. The Wolves come face to face now. They climb up for the belt and trade shots at the top of the ladder. They trade headbutts up high now. Edwards reaches for the belt but Sanada pulls him down and suplexes him, making them both tumble to the floor. Manik springboards in onto the ladder. He goes at it with Richards up high. Manik sunset flip powerbombs Richards from the top of the ladder onto another ladder that is going from the main ladder to the middle rope like a bridge. Sanada climbs up for the title and grabs it out of nowhere.
– Tenay and Taz hype tonight’s show. MVP comes out with Kenny King and Bobby Lashley. Fans boo and MVP asks how they treat him when he’s supposed to be in the hospital. MVP says he came here for the fans but they continue to boo him. MVP talks about the change to tonight’s main event. MVP says he won’t be getting involved in any of the matches. King cuts a promo and rips on the Dallas Cowboys for some heel heat. King says he’s going to be serving up ass whippings all night long and there’s no vegan recipe for that, Austin Aries. MVP speaks for Lashley about Joe and that match is next.
Samoa Joe vs. Bobby Lashley
Lashley heads to the ring. The winner of this match will get a spot in tonight’s main event. Samoa Joe is out next to a pop.
The bell rings and they go at it, taking it to the corner. Lashley with a big thrust in the corner. Lashley runs into a big boot. Joe turns it around and drops Lashley with a big kick to the head. Joe drops Lashley again. Joe runs the ropes but Lashley clotheslines him. Joe comes back with right hands and beats Lashley down. Lashley rolls to the floor for a breather as fans boo. Joe runs the ropes and leaps out, knocking Lashley to the floor.
Joe beats Lashley around the ring now. Lashley gets a shot in and sends Joe into the steps. Lashley slams Joe face first into the steps now. Lashley sends Joe into the apron and brings him back in for a quick pin attempt. Lashley works Joe over in the corner now. Fans chant for Joe. Joe catches Lashley but Lashley counters with a spinning neckbreaker. 2 count for Lashley and another. Lashley works Joe over on the middle rope now. Lashley goes back with more strikes and the referee warns him.
Lashley drops an elbow for another 2 count. More offense from Lashley in the corner. Lashley nails a snap suplex for another 2 count. Joe starts to make his comeback. Lashley strikes but Joe blocks and fires back. Joe with an inverted atomic drop, a running big boot and a senton for a 2 count. Joe nails the urinagi. Lashley blocks the rear naked choke in the corner. Joe ends up with Lashley on the top. Lashley blocks a Muscle Buster. More back and forth. Joe almost runs into Earl Hebner and stops to check on him. Joe turns around to a spear from Lashley for the win.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
– Jeremy Borash is up in the Carter Family suite. He says Janice and Bob are here. JB talks to Dixie Carter about Ethan Carter III’s match tonight. She says she’s in her hometown where everyone loves her. She says nobody has seen Ethan’s hardcore side but Bully Ray will tonight. JB asks her about high-level meetings she had this past week and she teases making another announcement when she’s in the ring in front of the world.
Magnus vs. Willow
We go to the ring and out comes Magnus with Bram watching his back. Willow is out next.
Before the bell rings, Abyss’ music hits and out he comes. He’s going to be at ringside to watch Willow’s back. Willow goes to strike Bram first but gets distracted and Magnus attacks to start the match. Magnus unloads and works Willow over. Magnus with more offense and some pin attempts. Willow kicks him in the face but Magnus nails a big clothesline off the ropes. Magnus covers for a 2 count.
Hardy tries to turn it around again but Magnus powerbombs him for a 2 count. Magnus with forearms to the face now. Magnus works Willow over in the corner again. Magnus lands a suplex and covers for another 2 count. More control by Magnus. Willow makes a comeback and hits some signature Jeff Hardy moves. Willow drops Magnus in the corner and nails boots to the chest. Magnus blocks a Twist of Fate but Willow splashes him from the second rope for a 2 count. Willow goes back to the top but misses the Swanton. Abyss and Bram start brawling at ringside. Magnus holds Abyss while Bram beats on him. Willow leaps backwards off the top rope and takes out Bram and Willow. Abyss brings Bram in the ring but Bram beats on him. They runt he ropes and Abyss nails clotheslines. Abyss with a big splash in the corner. Abyss tosses Bram back to the floor.
They come back in and Willow nails two Twist of Fates for a 2 count. Bram has a piece of the steel turnbuckle but Abyss pulls Janice out from under the ring. Abyss backs Bram up the ramp with Janice. Magnus runs into an elbow in the ring but knocks Willow off balance on the top. Magnus nails his finisher for the win out of nowhere.
– After the match, Bram comes back to celebrate with Magnus. Abyss runs to the ring with Janice but everyone leaves. Abyss stares down Magnus and Bram while Willow recovers.
– We go to the announcers for more talk about tonight’s show.
– JB is in the ring. He brings out TNA Hall of Famer Kurt Angle to make the announcement on the next Hall of Famer. Angle comes out to a big pop.
Angle comes to the ring and a big USA chant breaks out. He thanks the fans and thanks the Board of Directors for allowing him to make this announcement. Angle says reaching the TNA Hall of Fame means you’ve reached a level of greatness that’s respected by everyone in the back and all of the fans. Angle says he’s grateful. A big “thank you Kurt” chant starts and Angle says he’s not retired yet, don’t thank him now. Angle introduces the next TNA Hall of Famers and out comes Team 3D. They will be inducted at Bound For Glory.
3D hits the ring to a big pop. There’s a very very long “we want tables” chant. Ray says that’s the best tables chant they’ve ever heard. A big “3D” chant starts next. Ray tells Devon it’s great to be standing in the ring with him again and they have a long embrace. Fans chant “one more match” now. Ray says they accept the induction and they accept it for one reason – because of every single fan. Devon says when he left TNA, he vowed to never come back because he thought he was done. Fans chant “you still got it” at Devon. Devon says they’re going out together and if that means they’re going out at the Hall of Fame, it’s going to be in a blaze of glory. Devon does the “testify!” gimmick and Team 3D hits the corners to pose as their music hits.
– EC3 is backstage with JB. Ethan isn’t impressed by the Team 3D announcement and points out that he’s beaten Sting and Angle already. Ethan says we’re not in Von Erich country tonight, we’re in Carter country. Ethan says he’s doing this for his grandma, EC2 and the rest of the family but most importantly, Aunt D.
Kenny King vs. Austin Aries
We go to the ring and out comes Kenny King. Austin Aries is out next to a pop.
Aries gets things going early on. He drops a running elbow for a 2 count. Aries goes to the top but King crotches him. King with a kick to the head that sends Aries out to the floor. King works over Aries on the barrier at ringside. King runs his mouth to the announcers and Aries fights back. King slams Aries face first into the apron now. King slams him into the steel steps before bringing it back in the ring for a 2 count.
King keeps control in the ring now. Aries make a comeback and leaps out with a suicide dive. Aries brings it back in and takes King head first from turnbuckle to turnbuckle. Aries with a neckbreaker over top of the top rope. Aries goes to the top and nails a missile dropkick for a 2 count. King come back with an overhead throw. Aries ducks the knees in the corner. Aries with chops in the corner now. Aries runs and gets dropped by a big boot. King with a kick to the head and a spinebuster for a 1 count as he cheated with his feet on the ropes and the referee saw it. Aries with a discus forearm for a close 2 count. Aries with the Last Chancery but the hold is broken.
More offense from King now. King goes for a big top rope move but Aries counters and turns it into a super Brainbuster for the win. Aries is going to the main event.
Winner: Austin Aries
– We see some of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys at ringside.
– We go to the ring and Jeremy Borash is there. He talks about the Von Erich family before bringing out Ross, Marshall and wrestling legend Kevin. The Von Erichs come out to a pop.
JB wishes Kevin a Happy Father’s Day and he talks about how good it is to be here with so many memories and how good it is to introduce his sons.
Ross and Marshall Von Erich vs. Jessie Godderz and DJ Zema Ion
Ross and Marshall wait in the ring as Bro-Mans make their way out. Jessie cuts a promo on the way to the ring and rips on the Mavericks, the Cowboys and the Von Erichs. They hit the ring and Zema continues getting heel heat. The Von Erichs take off their jackets and get attacked from behind.
Marshall wrestles barefoot like his father. He works on Jessie and then Zema. Marshall calls for The Claw but Bro-Mans turn it around with some double teaming in the corner. Zema with a 2 count on Marshall. Zema knocks Ross off the apron. Marshall fights back but Zema cuts him off. Marshall with a big powerslam. Ross tags in and hits a pair of dropkicks. Ross goes to the top but Jessie pushes him to the floor. Zema runs the ropes and leaks out onto Ross.
Zema brings it back in for a 2 count. Fans chant for the Von Erichs but Jessie comes in and dropkicks Ross. Jessie misses a leg drop. Jessie blocks a sunset flip but misses a punch. Zema tags in but Ross manages to tag in Marshall. Marshall unloads and dropkicks Zema back into the corner. Marshall gets fired up and nails clotheslines no both opponents. More offense from the Von Erichs. Jessie brings a chair in but Ross dropkicks him out of the ring. Zema with a jawbreaker on Ross. Marshall takes out Zema with a clothesline. They double team Zema. Ross with a kick to the face. Marshall with a moonsault for a pin but Jessie hits him with a chair for the disqualification.
Winners by DQ: The Von Erichs
– After the bell, Kevin Von Erich comes in and takes out Jessie. He then applies The Claw on Zema as the crowd pops. Fans chant “you still got it” as Kevin poses in the ring with his sons.
– JB is backstage with Angelina Love and Velvet Sky to discuss the next match.
TNA Knockouts Title Match: Gail Kim vs. Angelina Love
We go to the ring and out comes Gail Kim to a decent reaction. TNA Knockouts Champion Angelina Love is out next with Velvet Sky by her side.
Gail strikes first to start the match and nails a running forearm for a 1 count. Back and forth as they trade holds now. Gail comes off the top for a hurricanrana but Angelina turns it into a powerbomb for a 2 count. More back and forth. Angelina with a sideslam for a 2 count. Gail goes to the floor and gets into it with Velvet, knocking her back on the floor. Angelina comes out and takes advantage, attacking from behind. Gail counters and whips Angelina into the steel steps. Gail brings it back in the ring and keeps control. Gail goes to the top but Angelina knocks her off balance. Angelina with an inverted bulldog from the corner for a 2 count.
Velvet gets on the apron and sprays Gail with hairspray but the referee ignores it. Gail turns around to a Botox Injection from Angelina. Gail kicks out at 2. Earl Hebner comes down and sends Velvet to the back. He argues with the other referee and sends him to the back also. Hebner tags himself in as the new referee. Gail nails a clothesline and a dropkick. Another clothesline by Gail. Gail with a neckbreaker for 2. Gail with a crossbody from the top for another 2 count. Gail with right hands in the corner. Angelina drops her with a powerbomb but uses the ropes for leverage and Hebner sees it. Gail goes for a dropkick and accidentally knocks Hebner down. She checks on him, allowing Angelina to roll up from behind but there is no referee. We see the original referee Stiffler still at ringside. Gail nails Eat Defeat and covers for the win but Hebner is still down and Stiffler can’t get him up. Angelina rolls Gail up and Stiffler comes in to make the count.
Winner: Angelina Love
– We see Team 3D backstage talking about their segment earlier. Devon is going to celebrate Father’s Day with his kids and Ray is going to destroy EC3. Ray tells the cameraman, “over my dead body” and says it several times until the fans say it along with him. Ray says EC3 said those words on Impact. Ray says ECW signed his death warrant. Ray brings up the Von Erichs, The Freebirds, Stan Hansen and Terry Funk, all getting pops from the Texas crowd. Ray says Ethan is in for a match that he never expected. Ray tells Ethan to start praying to God. Ray says he’s going to crucify Ethan for the sins of his Aunt Dixie and then baptize him in blood.
Texas Death Match: Ethan Carter III vs. Bully Ray
We go to the ring and out comes Ethan Carter III. Bully Ray is out next and he’s got a bull rope. The winner is determined when the other man can’t answer a 10 count. The bell rings and they go at it. Ray unloads and tosses Ethan out of the corner. Ray uses the bull rope and keeps control. Ray tosses Ethan over the top and out to the floor.
Fans chant for tables and Ray brings one under the ring. He slides the announcers table back and tells Tenay and Taz that he needs some room. Fans chant “ECW” as Ray pulls the mats back, exposing the concrete. Ray stands up two tables on the concrete. They come back in the ring and a table is propped up in the corner. Ethan takes control as fans chant “we want cow bells” for the bull rope. Ethan brings a chair in the ring and smacks Ray in the back with it several times. Ethan charges with a chair but Ray boots it into his face. Ray takes Ethan to the corner and works him over with chops.
Ray grabs a cheese grater and runs it over Ethan’s chest. Ray ends up going down again and Ray brings him back in with a steel chair. Ethan slams Ray’s face into the chair a few times. Ethan kicks Ray in the head and positions his head on the chair. Ethan climbs up to the top but Ray meets him. Ray climbs up and superplexes Ethan onto the chair.
Ray grabs a box cutter and cuts the apron off. He pulls the padding back and exposes the wooden boards of the ring. Bully goes for a powerbomb onto the wood but Rockstar Spud runs in and hits Bully with a kendo stick. Ray isn’t phased. He grabs it and crotches Spud with the kendo stick and yanks him around. Ray slams Spud. Ethan counters a move and slams Ethan face first into the boards. Ray barely makes it up before the 10 count. Ethan grabs a Dallas Cowboys trash can and pours out a bunch of shards of glass. Ethan stomps them and breaks the shards up into pieces. Ethan comes off the top rope but Ray catches him in mid-air with a Bubba Cutter into the pile of glass. Fans chant “holy shit” now.
Ethan rolls to the floor and barely makes it up before the count. Ray goes to the floor and drops Ethan with a kendo stick. Ray rolls Ethan onto the tables that he positioned over the exposed concrete earlier. Ray goes to the apron to crash through but out comes Dixie Carter. Dixie tells Ray not to. Ray tells her he’s going to kill her, bitch. Ray chases Dixie around the ring. Dixie runs into Ethan and they collide. Dixie goes down and she’s out. Ray drops Ethan with a right hand. Fans chant for tables now. Ray grabs Dixie and lays her on top of the tables that’s over the exposed concrete. Ray goes back to the apron to splash her but Ethan nails him with a kendo stick. Spud runs over and pulls Dixie to safety as Ray falls forward and crashes through the tables, hitting the concrete. The referee starts counting as fans chant “bullshit” at what happened. Ray doesn’t make it back up and Ethan wins the match.
Winner: Ethan Carter III
– After the match, Dixie gets in Bully’s face and yells at him. She also yells at the announcers. Dixie and Spud raise Ethan’s arms in victory. Dixie yells about how her blood is Ethan’s blood and how we shouldn’t mess with the Carters. Dixie, Spud and Ethan leave together as we go to replays.
– We get hype for the next match.
James Storm vs. Mr. Anderson
James Storm comes to the ring and talks about being a real cowboy in Texas. He knocks the Dallas Cowboys that are at ringside. Storm pours beer on a Cowboys helmet and says he’s a Tennessee Titans fan. Storm says if they’re anything like their quarterback, he could stand in the ring all night and they wouldn’t hit him. Storm says he’s sorry about their damn luck and out comes Mr. Anderson to the stage. Anderson hits the ring and they start brawling outside. Anderson takes a drink from someone at ringside and spits it at Storm. They enter the ring and we get the bell. Storm fires back and drops Anderson.
Storm gets the Figure Four in but Anderson turns it over. Storm misses in the corner. Anderson with right hands now. Anderson with more strikes and a swinging neckbreaker. Storm goes to the second rope but Anderson slams him to the mat and covers for 2. More back and forth. Storm kicks Anderson out to the floor and follows. Storm has words with the Cowboys at ringside. Storm spits beer at one of them and they come over the guardrail. Security has a tough time stopping a brawl from happening. Storm finally makes it back in and shoves the referee down. The Cowboys are still fuming and George Selvie comes over. He distracts Storm, allowing Anderson to nail a Mic Check for the win.
Winner: Mr. Anderson
– After the match, the Cowboys come in the ring to celebrate with Anderson.
– JB is backstage with Eric Young. Austin Aries walks up and says he’s getting a taste of the World Heavyweight Title again tonight. Aries leaves and EY cuts a promo about the main event. We go to a video package and a recap of how the main event came to be.
Steel Cage Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Title: Austin Aries vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Eric Young
We go to the ring and the cage has been set up. Bobby Lashley and Austin Aries make their way our followed by TNA World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young. The title can only change hands by pinfall or submission. The bell rings and they all go at it.
Lashley beats up on Aries and Young, taking them both down in the corners. Aries blocks a slam and they both turn it around on Lashley now. Lashley blocks a double suplex and nails one of his own. They double team Lashley again and this time send him into the cage. EY and Aries go at it now. Lashley gets back in it and gets a 2 count on Young. Aries takes down Lashley with kicks. EY nails a missile dropkick on Lashley for a 2 count. Lashley shoves EY into the corner with thrusts. EY comes back and takes out Aries and Lashley. EY with a back suplex on Aries for 2. Aries powerbombs EY for a 2 count. Aries decks Lashley in the corner. Lashley counters and suplexes Aries into the steel for a 2 count.
EY nails a DDT on Lashley. All three trade shots now. EY gets Lashley and Aries on his shoulders at the same time and drops them for a 2 count. EY climbs up the cage but Lashley stops him. Lashley climbs up and goes for a superplex on the top rope. Lashley drapes EY’s body over the top of the cage. Aries climbs up and fights with Lashley on the top. Aries takes Lashley to the mat with a jumping super hurricanrana. EY climbs to the top of the cage and nails a huge elbow drop on Lashley.
Lashley kicks out. Aries nails a Brainbuster on EY for a 2 count. Lashley spears Aries but EY breaks the pin at 2. EY goes down again. Lashley charges for a spear but EY moves and Lashley goes through the cage door, landing out on the floor. EY climbs to the top rope and nails the top rope elbow on Aries for a 2 count. Aries blocks a piledriver and dropkicks EY in the face. They get up and trade shots in the middle of the ring. Aries misses the discus. EY misses the flying forearm. Aries nails the discus forearm in the corner. Aries hits another and the running dropkick in the corner. EY blocks a Brainbuster and hits a piledriver out of nowhere for the win.
Winner: Eric Young
– After the match, we go to replays. Young helps Aries up but Aries is hesitant. Fans chant TNA. Aries grabs EY and they shake hands as fans pop. Slammiversary goes off the air with EY and his title.
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