Looks like TNA Wrestling had a good one last night. After the string of bad news involving house show attendance and changed main events, TNA Wrestling’s 12th Anniversary show, Slammiversary in Dallas, TX was a well attended fun show. Maybe the Impact Zone should shift to Dallas full-time?
Let’s rundown your results:
–Sanada retained the X-Division Championship over Tigre Uno, Manik, Crazy Steve, Eddie Edwards vs. Davey Richards in a Ladder Match. Biggest high spot in this one was Davey Richards taking a sunset flip powerbomb onto a ladder. Ouch.
–Bobby Lashley pinned Samoa Joe with a Spear to advance to the Triple Threat Cage Match.
-Magnus (with Bram) defeated Willow (with Abyss).
–Team 3D were announced as the newest members of the TNA Hall of Fame by Kurt Angle.
-Austin Aries defeated Kenny King with a middle-rope brainbuster to advance to the Triple Threat Cage Match.
-Ross & Marshall Von Erich defeated DJ Zema Ion & Bro Man Jesse via DQ. Kinda weird they didn’t let the Von Erich’s go over clean here in Dallas, unless this was a one-off appearance. If you don’t know why the Von Erichs in Dallas are a big deal, check out two fine wrestling docs, The Triumph and Tragedy of World Class Championship Wrestling and Heroes of World Class Wrestling. Father Kevin Von Erich hit the ring afterwards to give Zema the Von Erich Iron Claw.
-Angelina Love retained over Gail Kim with the help of referee Brian Stiffler in the Knockouts Championship match.
-Ethan Carter III beat Bully Ray in a Texas Death Match after Bully went through two tables on the outside. Naturally, lots of interference from Rockstar Spud & Dixie Carter. I will give TNA this, ECIII and Spud are two of the most underrated pieces the company has going for them.
-Mr. Anderson pinned James Storm with the help of George Selvie of the Dallas Cowboys.
-Eric Young retained the TNA World Championship over Austin Aries & Bobby Lashley in a Steel Cage Match. Young did a Cena impression, Fireman’s carry/Death Valley Driver slamming both opponents at the same time and hitting a nice elbow off the cage. Lashley took himself out of the match with a spear through the cage allowing Young to win with the piledriver. I guess it wasn’t escape the cage rules.