Welcome to our coverage of TNA Slammiversary. We will be updating this page throughout the evening with results from the show, so check back often.
TNA Slammiversary opened with a video package on the growth of TNA has a company.
Kurt Angle vs. Kazarian.
Yep, Kurt Angle in the opening match on a PPV. You have to feel bad for everyone else on the show, since they all have to follow him now. Huge chant for Angle before the bell. Angle took Kazarian down with a side headlock. Angle hit a shoulderblock, but Kazarian grabbed a pair of armdrags. Kazarian posed in the ring, then they locked up and Angle grabbed an armwringer. Kazarian flipped out of it and applied his own, but Angle countered and tripped Kazarian down to the mat. Kazarian kipped up and put Angle in a headlock. Angle caught Kazarian on a leapfrog attempt and rammed him in a corner. Angle missed a charge in a corner and Kazarian hit a springboard dropkick. Kazarian picked Angle up off the mat, but Angle grabbed a waistlock and hit two German suplexes. Angle went for a third, but Kazarian hit Angle low with a mule kick. The referee was going to disqualify him, but Angle insisted the match go on.
Kazarian charged Angle and beat him down in a corner. Kazarian threw Angle to the floor, then hit a somersault dive on him. Kazarian rammed Angle headfirst into the apron, then rolled him in the ring. Kazarian hit a slingshot legdrop for a two count, then applied a front facelock. Angle punched out of it, but missed a clothesline, only to come back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Kazarian reversed a whip into a corner, then hit a clothesline. Kazarian choked Angle with his shin, then kicked him in the back before returning to the front facelock. Angle powered up and broke out. Angle hit some punches, then ducked a Kazarian counter punch and hit a German suplex, flipping Kazarian to the mat.
They both got up slowly and traded punches. Angle landed two clotheslines, then hit a backdrop. Angle whipped Kazarian into a corner, but ran into a boot. Kazarian charged Angle, who tossed him with a belly to belly suplex. Angle went for an Angle Slam, but Kazarian floated out of it and hit a spinning neckbreaker. Kazarian charged Angle, but Angle kicked him in the gut and hit a powerbomb. Kazarian kicked out at two, but Angle went right into an ankle lock. Kazarian turned it into a rollup for two, then dropkicked Angle for another near fall. Kazarian went to the top rope, but took too long and Angle ran up and pulled him down with a belly to belly suplex for two.
Angle went for the Angle Slam again, but Kazarian floated over into a sunset flip, but Angle rolled through it into an ankle lock. Kazarian kicked Angle in the face to escape it. Kazarian charged, and Angle backdropped him to the apron. Kazarian hit Angle, then hit a slingshot DDT for a two count. Kazarian went for an reverse backdrop piledriver (Axe Guillotine Driver), but Angle hooked the top rope and pulled out of Kazarian's grasp. Angle dodged a charging Kazarian, who bounced chest first into the ropes, and Angle hit a lightning fast German suplex. Angle maintained his grip and hit three more German suplexes. Angle pulled down his straps and measured Kazarian. Angle went for the Angle Slam, but Kazarian armdragged out of it. Kazarian hit his Axe Guillotine Driver for a two count. Kazarian picked Angle up, and Angle went for a tilt-a-whirl, but Kazarian landed on his feet and hit a clothesline.
Kazarian went for a springboard, but Angle kicked him in the gut and hit an Angle Slam, finally. Kazarian kicked out at two. Angle went to the top rope for a moonsault, but Kazarian cut him off and hit a powerbomb for a two count, using the ropes for leverage. Kazarian went for his piledriver again, but Angle rolled out of it and hooked Kazarian in an ankle lock. Kazarian went for the ropes, but Angle pulled him back into the ring and added a leglace to the move. Kazarian tapped at the 15-minute mark.
Winner: Kurt Angle.
Angle gestured that contender "number nine" will be next.
Mike Tenay and Taz welcomed us to the show. Tenay thanked the fans for eight years of support, and Taz thanked the "pioneers" of TNA, naming many who are still with the company like AJ Styles, James Storm, Chris Sabin, Abyss, Bob Ryder and Don West, and also thanked Jerry Lynn, who is no longer with TNA. Tenay mentioned that Jeff Jarrett, the founder of TNA, had to watch the show from home tonight.
They reviewed the X-Factors for the next bout.
X-Division Champion Douglas Williams vs. Kendrick.
Williams went for a wristlock at the start, which Kendrick escaped. They went to a double knucklelock, then Kendrick grabbed a Fujiwara armbar, but Williams grabbed the ropes. Williams took Kendrick down with a waistlock, but Kendrick escaped and hit some elbows to the back of the head. Kendrick charged into a Williams kick, then Williams used a leglace to roll Kendrick to the mat. Kendrick reversed the hold, and Williams kicked Kendrick to the floor. Williams went outside and rammed Kendrick into the guard rail, then gave him a back suplex on the floor. Williams decked Kendrick, then tossed him back into the ring.
Williams raked Kendrick's face, then they traded forearms. Kendrick went for a bodyblock, but Williams caught it and turned it into a Samoan Drop for a two count. Williams hit a backbreaker, then put Kendrick in a bow and arrow. Kendrick pulled out of it and landed on top of Williams for a cover, but Williams easily kicked out. Williams applied a cravate, and the fans chanted for Kendrick. Kendrick fought up and Williams went for a suplex. Kendrick blocked it, but Williams muscled him up and dropped him gut first on the top rope. Williams then went to knock him off the apron, but Kendrick slingshotted over him and Williams fell through the ropes and to the floor.
Kendrick hit Williams with a tope, then tossed him back in the ring and hit a missile dropkick for a two count. Kendrick hit an enzugiri and a Shining Wizard kick for a two count. Kendrick hit a flying kick to Williams' face for another two count. Kendrick went for a whip, but Williams reversed it. Kendrick tried to kick him, but Williams blocked it and hit a kick to the inner thigh. Williams hit a clothesline and some forearms. Williams went for a backdrop, but Kendrick grabbed a sunset flip, leading to some reversals for two counts. Williams hit a jumping knee, then a snap suplex, then a gut wrench suplex. Williams then hit an Exploder for a two count.
Kendrick, from his back, slapped Williams in the face after his kickout. Williams went for the Rolling Chaos Theory suplex, but Kendrick bit Williams' arm to escape it. Kendrick put Williams on the top rope for a superplex, but Williams shoved him off. Williams then jumped off the middle rope into a tornado DDT for the pin at the ten minute mark.
Winner: Douglas Williams.
The announcers noted how Williams used a move off the ropes, something he always criticizes others for doing, to get the win.
Backstage, Christy Hemme interviewed Eric Bischoff about Sting's recent comments. Bischoff essentially said he had no idea what Sting was talking about, and that after tonight, he hoped Sting would be out of their hair.
Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne vs. Roxxi
Rayne came out alone, without the rest of the Beautiful People. Madison Rayne got on the mic before the bell, and said she wanted Roxxi to explain how she could "pop in and out of the company whenever she felt like it" while the Beautiful People were dominating. Rayne said this time she "popped in and was handed a title shot". Rayne said she is putting everything on the line tonight, while Roxxi is putting up nothing. Rayne said Roxxi should put up the same thing that Tara did, her career. Rayne badgered her into agreeing, and just as she did, Rayne hit her in the head with the microphone.
Rayne called for the bell and covered Roxxi, but she kicked out at two. Roxxi was busted open from the microphone shot. Roxxi hit some shots, but was knocked to the floor by Rayne. Roxxi was quickly becoming a bloody mess. Roxxi got on the apron and shoulderblocked Rayne, then rammed her into the turnbuckles. Roxxi went to climb the ropes, but Rayne yanked her into the ring and got a near fall. Rayne put Roxxi in an armbar, but Roxxi fought out of it. Roxxi hit an enzugiri, then a series of forearms. Roxxi hit a running elbow and a kick to the chest, then a fallaway slam. Roxxi hit a spinebuster for a two count. Rayne reversed an armbar and went for her finisher, but Roxxi blocked it and hit the hammerlock spinebuster. Rayne rolled to the floor. Roxxi went outside, tossed Rayne back in. As Roxxi was getting back in, Rayne kicked her and hit her neckbreaker on the knee for the win at the five minute mark.
Winner: Madison Rayne.
Madison waved goodbye to Roxxi, and yelled for her to get out of here. Roxxi, a bloody mess, looked despondent, then waved to the crowd and left.
Coverage continued on the next page.
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