Hulk Hogan introduced Cage, who headed to the ring dressed in a white dress shirt and jeans. After being greeted with a "Welcome Back" chant from the audience, Christian paused before noting that he had been asked all week whether the rumors were true that he would appear at Slammiversary. A "Yes!" chant broke out. He counted the four corners of the ring and said the last time he was there, there was a six-sided ring. Christian said though things have changed, the fans have remained the same. He encouraged the fans in the venue and those at home watching to stand up and give themselves a round of applause.
No mention of WWE was made during Cage's appearance. This was also a one-shot deal in exchange for TNA allowing Ric Flair to attend the WWE Hall of Fame ceremony. Christian will now return back to WWE full-time.