TNA Slammiversary Results – 6/21/2009
The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan
Report by: Richard Gray of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
* Suicide beat Chris Sabin, Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed, and Alex Shelley
* Daniels beat Shane Douglas
* Taylor Wilde & Abyss beat Raven & Daffney (with Dr. Stevie Richards)
* TNA Knockouts Champion Angelina Love beat Tara
Sting vs. Matt Morgan
Morgan’s Chance to Join the Main Event Mafia
If Matt Morgan wins the following match, he earns a spot in the Main Event Mafia. The bell rings and we’re underway. Morgan and Sting lock up, Morgan shoves Sting out of the ring to the outside. Morgan follows Sting to the outside and bounces his head off the crowd control gate. Sting ends up hitting the ground. Morgan kicks Sting in the face and works him over on the outside. Finally Morgan roles Sting back in the ring and gets on the apron. Sting cuts him off on the apron and ends up knocking him off down to the broadcast table. Sting bangs Morgan’s head off the guard rail. They’re back in the ring as Morgan connects on a big clothesline on Sting. Morgan elbows Sting in the head in the ring. Scoop and a slam from Morgan on ‘The Icon’. Morgan off the ropes into a leg drop on Sting. Two count. Morgan chokes Sting in the corner. The referee forces a break. Morgan whips Sting coast-to-coast and hits a side slam and a two count. Morgan chokes up Sting on the top rope and jumps over to the outside. Morgan taunts the crowd at ringside and gets back in to a dazed Sting. Morgan toys with Sting on the apron. Leg drop on the apron. Two count. Side headlock submission lock from Morgan on Sting. Sting battles back to his feet and lands elbows. Morgan quickly pulls Sting to the mat and pins him for a two count. Morgan locks in a submission hold on Sting in the ring. Sting once again battles back to his feet, but slowly. Elbow shots break the hold. Morgan and Sting exchange blows in the ring.
Morgan charges at Sting in the corner, Sting gets out of the way. Sting goes off the top rope with a missile dropkick on Morgan in the ring. Sting taunts the crowd but walks right into a dropkick from Morgan. Morgan gets a two count. He calls for his finisher. He can’t get it but he gets two count on Sting in the ring. Sting counters and gets the Scorpion Deathdrop. It wasn’t 100% but Sting finally hooks the Scorpion. Morgan powers out before the holds is applied. Sting hits the Scorpion Deathdrop from the second rope and pins Morgan for the three-count.
Winner – Sting
After the match we go to a promo video for TNA Bound For Glory on October 18, 2009. The show will be held in Los Angeles, California.
We’re backstage with Lauren and AJ Styles. Lauren says they could have the advantage in working together in tonight’s King of the Mountain match. Styles says it’s about having a plan and sticking to it. He says he and Joe have been talking about this match and what it takes to win. Styles says he’s going to put the company back in the hands that made it – the originals and they’re taking back what is rightfully theirs.
Samoa Joe calls out Angle, says one-by-one his Mafia members fell. He said tonight this ends where it began – with him. Joe says tonight they will begin the most powerful force in the history of professional wrestling.
Team 3D (c) vs. Beer Money, Inc
TNA World Tag Team Championship Match
The following match is for the TNA Tag Team Championship. Mike Tenay goes over the Taglines for the match. Beer Money, Inc. comes out first, James Storm on the beer cooler. The TNA Tag Team Champions Team 3D comes out next. The bell rings and we’re underway. Brother Devon and James Storm start things out in the ring. The crowd is already chanting for tables. Storm ducks a couple of blows from Devon and applies a side headlock on him. Devon counters and ends up hitting a clothesline. Devon hits a slam and gets a two count on Storm. Storm counters and tags in Robert Roode. They double team Devon. Roode goes off the ropes and onto Devon followed by a two count. Brother Ray tags himself in. Roode and Brother Ray lockup. They exchange blows in the ring. Roode kicks Ray in the midsection, whips off the ropes but eats offense from Ray in a counter. Roode counters and hits a shoulder block on Brother Ray. They lockup, Ray pushes Roode into the corner and hits an open-hand slap in the chest of one of the challengers. Roode battles out of the corner but Brother Ray hits a release suplex.
Brother Ray tags in Devon. They double team Roode for Devon to get a two count. Roode counters and finally tags in James Storm. They go for a double team but Brother Ray gets in to make the save. Both members of Beer Money are down. Devon and Storm are the legal men. Roode trips Devon from the outside. Storm gets on top of Devon and punches him in the face. Storm tags in Roode after a running clothesline. Roode applies a sleeper hold on Devon in the ring. Roode gets a two count on Devon and tags in James Storm. Storm takes down on Devon. Brother Ray tags in, he connects on a series of shots on Roode. Roode kicks Brother Ray in the face but he counters and goes for a pin. Storm makes the save. Storm is thrown to the outside, both members of Team 3D attack Roode. Roode’s alone with Team 3D. Brother Ray hits a scoop slam. Devon goes to the top rope with Brother Ray holding Roode, they hit What’s Up as the crowd pops. Devon gets a table from under the ring. Beer Money gets back into the game when Team 3D goes for the tables. High ankle spinebuster from Roode on Ray as Roode makes a tag followed by a double-team suplex. It’s Storm and Brother Ray in the ring. The British Invasion comes down to the ring. The British Invasion joins Don West and Mike Tenay at ringside. Storm gets a two count on Ray in the ring. Roode is tagged in. Ray counters a double team attempt in the ring. The camera cuts to the announce table. Ray gets a tag in as Devon comes in and takes out both members of Beer Money.
Devon gets a cover on Roode but James Storm makes the save. Big slam from Devon on Roode. Team 3D double teams Roode as Storm goes to the top. Cross-body block from Storm onto both members of Team 3D. All four men are in the ring and the commentary is a mess. Team 3D attempt their double team finisher but Beer Money foils it. Storm works with Devon on the top rope, taking him off with a hurricanrana. Roode goes off the top rope onto Devon for a two count. Beer Money set Brother Ray up on the top rope. Ray counters and knocks Storm to the outside. Devon ends up getting a long two count on Roode. 3D on Roode after Storm accidentally spits beer in his eyes. Rob Terry from The British Invasion gets on the apron. Brother Ray takes out Terry and Brutus Magnus. Doug Williams gets on the apron, Devon tosses him off through a table. Beer Money, hits DWI and Roode is able to pin Devon to win the TNA Tag Team Championship.
Winners & new TNA Tag Team Champions – Beer Money, Inc.
Mick Foley (c) vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle
King of the Mountain Match for the TNA Championship
The TNA Legends Champion AJ Styles is out first. The following match is for the TNA Championship. Samoa Joe comes out next with a black towel over his head. Jeff Jarrett comes out next with his guitar in hand. Kurt Angle, new look and all, comes out next wearing a Sydney Crosby hockey jersey. Remember the Penguins defeated the Detroit Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup and Angle is from Pittsburgh. The TNA Champion, Mick Foley, comes out last. Jeremy Borash is in the ring for the formal introductions. Slick Johnson is the referee in the ring, Andrew Thomas is holding the belt outside of the ring. Right after Mick Foley is introduced, Samoa Joe attacks Kurt Angle before the match starts. The referees try and pulls Joe off but he continues to beat down Angle. Slick Johnson throws Samoa Joe out of the ring. The referee rules Joe will start the match inside the penalty box. Kurt Angle is now eligible.
AJ Styles, Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle are working in the ring. Styles and Jarrett double team the already beaten up Angle. They both get two counts on Angle. Double clothesline on Angle, AJ pins him for a two count. Mick Foley gets in the ring and goes to work on Jarrett but Jarrett falls on him and pins him for a two count. It looked like Foley was trying to get pinned. Foley goes to the penalty box and Jarrett is now eligible. Big kick from Joe on Jeff Jarrett in the corner. Styles locks in a side headlock on Joe. Styles and Kurt work on the outside. Jarrett and Styles go to work in the ring. Backhand chop from Joe on Jarrett in the corner. Joe buries his foot in the throat of Jarrett in the corner. Foley is out of the penalty box. Joe hits a clothesline on Angle, sending him to the outside. Joe locks in his submission hold on Foley in the ring. Kurt, AJ and Jarrett are working on the outside. Angle throws Jarrett over the guard rail. Joe is now eligible, Foley to the penalty box as Joe choked Foley out. Angle brings a ladder in the ring. Joe lands ladder shots on Angle and Jarrett. Joe works over Jarrett in the corner. Joe hits a suplex on Angle on the ladder in the ring. Jarrett sets the ladder up in the corner. Joe sends Jarrett into the ladder. Foley is struggling in the box. Joe sets the ladder up in the middle of the ring. Foley is out of the box. Joe climbs the ladder with the belt, Foley pulls the ladder out from under him, Joe lands hard. The ladder is mangled in the ring.
Foley kicks Joe in the head. Foley and Styles go back and forth. Foley sends Joe back-first into the ladder. Hip toss from Joe on Foley into the ladder. The mangled ladder is positioned in the center of the ring by Jarrett but it’s in no shape to be used. Jarrett throws it at angle right in the floor. Jarrett puts another ladder in the ring. He sets it up and grabs the belt. Kurt Angle hits a low blow on Jarrett then hits a clothesline on Foley. Angle goes for a German suplex on Styles but Styles counters. Angle counters and suplexes Styles on the ladder in the corner. Jarrett has the guitar, Angle hits a kick to stop him from connecting. Jarrett ends up hitting Angle in the head with the guitar after they go back and forth. Jarrett sets the ladder up in the middle of the ring. Jarrett grabs the belt and goes to the top, Foley greets him up top. They battle it out at the top of the ladder. Styles and Foley are working while Joe is also in the ring. Foley jumps on top of the penalty box. Styles gets up to the top. Styles and Foley work on top of the penalty cage. Foley teases a suplex, Styles fights it off. Foley throws AJ off the top of the cage back into the ring. Joe locks in the rear-naked choke on Jarrett but Jarrett counters and hits the stroke on him. Angle hits the Angle Slam on Jarrett. Foley goes off the top of the cage onto Angle. He pins him to become eligible. Angle to the box.
Everyone but AJ is eligible to hang the belt. Foley gets on the ladder as Styles kicks him off the ladder. Styles and Joe work over Foley as Joe hits the Pele Kick on Foley. High-risk maneuver from Styles onto Foley, slightly botched. AJ pins Foley on the outside on the arena floor but the camera missed it. AJ is now eligible. Angle is out of the box. Jarrett sets the ladder up in the middle of the ring and grabs the belt. Styles climbs up the other side of the ladder. Kurt gets involved as the belt drop from the top. Styles and Joe are now slugging it out in the ring. Nice dropkick from AJ on Joe, sending him to the mat. Styles and Joe are now slugging it out in the ring. Nice dropkick from AJ on Joe, sending him to the mat. Foley gets out of the box. Styles is bleeding from his nose. Foley takes AJ out with the title belt. Joe kicks the belt back into Foley’s face. Foley goes to the outside, Jarrett assaults him. Samoa Joe grabs the belt and climbs to the top of the ladder. Styles pulls Joe off the ladder. The belt is around the neck of AJ. Styles tries to get up but Joe pulls him off. Joe takes out Jarrett then re-focuses on Styles. Styles pushes Joe out of the ring on Foley. Angle goes for the Angle Slam on AJ, he reverses and hits Styles Clash. Styles grabs the belt and gets to the top of the ladder. Joe gets in and powerbombs Styles off the ladder. Clothesline from Joe on Styles. Angle climbs up the other side of the ladder with Joe climbing it. Joe hands the belt to Angle. Angle hangs it up and becomes the TNA Champion.
Winner & new TNA Champion – Kurt Angle
Joe GAVE Angle the belt and helped him win the title.