Event: TNA Slammiversary Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, June 2nd, 2013 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The Agganis Arena in Boston, MA
Results by Richard Gray of WNW
TNA Slammiversary Opener:
The show opens with a video package highlighting some of the history of TNA since the beginning, being interrupted with footage of Bully Ray and Aces and Eights. The focus is on Ray vs. Sting, which Ray calls the end of an era.
Todd Keneley welcomes us to the show, and he’s sitting alongside Mike Tenay and Taz. They also highlight their Spanish and French announce teams. Tenay says they’re going to announce the second inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame tonight. The discussion is broken up as Ultimate X is about to begin.
X Division Championship Ultimate X Match: Kenny King vs. Suicide vs. Chris Sabin
King bails to the outside, but he’s chased back into the ring by Sabin and Suicide. Sabin and Suicide team up on King, hitting him with a couple of strikes before hitting a double hip toss. Suicide sends King into the ropes and ends up hitting an arm drag/hurricanrana combo on both opponents. Suicide looks to go up the structure and Sabin tries to stop him, but is pulled face first into the ring apron by King. King hits shotgun knees on Suicide in the corner, then hits Sabin with an exploder suplex. King stomps at Sabin before stomping on Suicide’s head.
King and Sabin trade chops in the corner. Sabin hits King with a big forearm before being caught with a belly to back suplex from Suicide. Suicide grabs King, and hits a crazy hurricanrana before being caught with a knee from Sabin. Sabin hits Suicide with a nice suplex, then turns to King, choking him with his boot in the corner, before simply standing on his chest. Sabin ends up in the corner, but he kicks King in the arm before hitting a nice tornado DDT, and kicking Suicide in the process. Sabin hits a suplex, planting Suicide on top of King. Sabin heads up to the top of the structure and begins climbing, but is pushed to the mat by Suicide. Suicide heads up, and King stops him, seating him on the top turnbuckle. Suicide pushes King away, but King comes right back up with a big enzugiri to send Suicide to the outside.
King turns to Sabin, rolling him up and avoiding a knee. King comes up with a single leg Boston crab, but Suicide comes in and ties King up, driving him head first into the middle turnbuckle. Suicide hits King with an inverted atomic drop, then kicks him back before hitting a DDT on Sabin. Suicide heads up the turnbuckle and begins climbing toward the belt, but he’s stopped by a huge punch from King. King chokes Suicide with his boot.
King and Sabin head to the outside and Suicide hits a giant missile dropkick from the apron to take out both King and Sabin. Suicide heads up in the corner and there’s almost a tower of doom, but it’s broken up as Sabin traps Suicide in a tree of woe, blocking King. Sabin climbs up, but he’s stopped and hit with a double superplex from King and Suicide.
King heads up in one corner, and Suicide is climbing in from the other. They reach the belt at the same time, and Suicide drops when King grabs at the mask. Sabin climbs in quickly and drops King down but Sabin has to get back up. He reaches in between his legs and unhooks the belt to win the match.
Winner and NEW TNA X Division Champion: Chris Sabin
Sabin was busted open somehow, which it’s easy to see as he holds the title over his head, and the fans in attendance cheer wildly.
Sabin heads toward the back, but he’s interrupted by Hulk Hogan’s music. Hogan comes out with a mic in hand, and of course one of his hands it heavily taped up. Hogan raises Sabin’s hand and points toward the new X Division Champion. Hogan says he wants Mr. Sabin to hear what the Boston maniacs sound like. Hogan says he’s got to give Sabin props because he’s fought wars here, and Boston loves champions just like Sabin. Hogan says that every time Sabin comes out here, these people are going to scream just as loudly as they did when Hogan beat Andre. And to make a great night even better, Hogan wants Sabin to know that just like last year, the X Division champion is going to have a shot this summer at Destination X. So with the momentum that Sabin has, Hogan is betting on him this summer to have a shot at the title. Hogan congratulates Sabin and sends him to the back.
Hogan says now we’re getting down to Hogan’s business. Sabin is a great champion, but we’ve got to talk about what’s going down at Slammiversary. Hogan is interrupted by Ace’s and Eights. Mr. Anderson makes his way down to the ring with Wes Brisco, and Garrett Bischoff.
Anderson says this is sweet. Hogan loves Boston and Boston loves Hogan. That just tickles his giblets. There’s only one thing Hogan needs to recognize. Anderson tells Hogan he’ll be standing on a mountain of Impact wrestlers because Ace’s and Eights will steal the show. Hogan says they’re in Boston, jack. No one in Boston is scared of no ghosts. They sure as hell aren’t afraid of terrorists. And they’re not afraid of three p*****s in leather. This is not Ace’s and Eights night. Joseph Park is going to start a roll by taking away the TV Championship from Devon. Hogan tells Garrett that he needs to shut up of he might get a b**** slap. He then calls Garrett and his old man b****es. Hogan says the greatest wrestler in the business, Sting, is going to punk out Bully Ray and bring the power back to TNA. Seeing as how Hogan is the GM, they might as well get things started, because these three guys are in a match against Magnus, who makes his way to the ring. Samoa Joe, who’s introduced to a lot of love. And finally, Hogan introduces Jeff Hardy, who comes out to a nice pop from the crowd.
Garrett Bischoff, Wes Brisco and Mr. Anderson vs. Magnus, Samoa Joe and Jeff Hardy
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