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BLANCHARD VS. CALLIHAN, MICHAEL ELGIN VS. BRIAN CAGE, FORMER WORLD CHAMP RETURNS: COMPLETE IMPACT WRESTLING SLAMMIVERSARY COVERAGE

By Mike Johnson on 2019-07-07 19:28:00

Welcome to PWInsider.com's live, ongoing coverage of Impact Wrestling Slammiversary 2019 from Dallas, Texas at Gilley's!

PRE-SHOW

Josh Mathews and Don Callis were introduced to the crowd and came to ringside.

Jordynne Grace vs. Kiera Hogan vs. Madison Rayne

Everyone battled.  Grace nailed a sunset flip on Hogan but Rayne broke it up.  She small packaged Hogan for a two count. Grace nailed her and slammed Hogan into the buckles.  The crowd clapped for Grace as she controlled Hogan, who fired back with forearms. They battled back and forth in the corner with chops.  Grace went for an exploder but Hogan blocked it. Rayne attacked Grace and went for a suplex. Hogan tried to help but Grace reversed and suplexed them both.  Some fans chanted “Think Mama Pump.”

Grace continued to control the ring.  She nailed a double knee strike and a big elbow on Hogan in the corner.  She missed a Vader Bomb off the ropes, allowing Rayne to nail a flying bodypress on her.  Hogan kicked Grace in the head. She and Rayne both tried to pin Grace.

Rayne and Hogan battled back and forth.  Hogan gained control and rained down with punches across the back, scoring several pins.  Rayne was sent to the floor and hit with a dive by Hogan. Hogan went for another on Grace but was caught and slapped.   They battled on the floor and Rayne nailed a flip dive onto each of them.

They battled back into the ring, where Hogan wiped everyone out with superkicks, scoring two counts.  Grace caught her and slammed her with authority several times. Grace caught Hogan with a back suplex, rolling up Rayne at the same time with a Backlund Bridge for a two count.  They all fought into the corner. Rayne nailed a double stomp on Grace, who was caught hanging in the corner.  

Rayne was sent out of the ring.  Hogan and Grace battled. Grace nailed a sit-down Michinoku Driver for the pin.

Your winner, Jordynne Grace!

Good, solid match.  There were a few rough moments but Hogan looked strong as a heel, Rayne looked solid and Grace easily won the crowd over with her power spots.  A good way to open the show live.

Rayne and Hogan double-teamed Grace and left her laying after the match.

They introduced a number of NFL alumni members who were in attendance here at the show as well as a number of other dignitaries. 

SLAMMIVERSARY 2019

They aired a cool opening video showcasing lots of past Impact/TNA moments.  Live, the crowd chanted Impact Wrestling.

TJP vs. Trey Miguel vs. Willie Mack vs. Jake Crist 

Big reaction for Willie Mack, although everyone got a positive reaction.  Crist ate a triple superkick to start the bout. Lots of fast-paced back and forth athletic action early.  Trey nailed a nice springboard lucha style armdrag. He stepped to Willie Mack but was dropped with a right hand.  Mack nailed a Samoan Drop on TJP, followed by a standing moonsault for a two count.

Crist nailed Mack and went right after TJP in the corner.  They built to a spot where TJP took out everyone with holds, but was nailed with a cutter by Trey.  The crowd popped and chanted for Impact Wrestling. TJP was controlling the ring until being knocked out by Crist.  Mack nailed a pescado to the floor. Crist nailed a tornado DDT on the floor on Mack. Miguel nailed a springboard twisting dive onto everyone on the floor.  The entire building popped.

TJP and Mack attempted to set up a Doomsday Device on Trey but Crist attacked him from behind and nailed Mack in the corner.  Crist locked Trey in a bow and arrow. Mack came off the top with a double stomp on Trey. OUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone began nailing big moves on each other.  Crist nailed a suplex into the buckles on Trey for two count.  He nailed a DVDR on Mack, scoring a near fall TJP absorbed some strikes and fired back with a series of his own.  All sorts of big spots and near falls until Mack came off the top with a frog splash on Crist for the pin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Your winner, Willie Mack!

Well, that was all sorts of awesome with insanely fast paced action and near falls that kept the crowd popping.  Lots of highspots. Great stuff.

Impact Tag Team Champions The North vs. LAX vs. The Rascalz

LAX attacked The North immediately.   Everyone battled. Wentz appeared to tweak his knee just as he and Dez went into a crazy amount of double teaming.  This is another match with a crazy level of athletics and fast-paced spots. LAX double teamed Alexander and prepared to pin him but Page bodyslammed one of the Rascalz down from the top rope on the pile.  Dez nailed Page and went for a superplex but Alexander saved him and hit a moonsaulting Fall Away Slam. Page nailed a swanton on Dez for a two count.

LAX swarmed Page and double teamed him.  The entire building chanted for them. They went for a double team Blockbuster on Page but Alexander made the save and knocked Santana off the top.  It appeared he came down badly onto the entrance ramp and went to the floor, where officials and Konnan were checking on him.

Inside the ring, Alexander rolled up Ortiz for a two count.  Ortiz tried to fight off everyone but was double teamed. The Rascalz got involved and tried to take out Ortiz.    The North took advantage, drilled The Rascalz and pinned Ortiz with their finisher.

Your winners and still Tag Team Champions, The North!

Lots of good wrestling here.   The story was that LAX had momentum until Santana was hurt.   

After the match, the crowd chanted for LAX as it appeared Santana refused to be carried out.  He was finally walked out with assistance from everyone else.  No word yet whether that was a legitimate injury or a way to write LAX out as their deals expire next month.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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There are about 1,000 fans in attendance tonight.

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