Monday, June 11, 2012

TNA Slammiversary 2012 Review

The tenth Anniversary of TNA Wrestling took place on June 10th 2012, with TNA Slammiversary 2012. In the main event, we will see Bobby Roode defend his TNA Championship against Sting. Plus the TNA Tag Team Titles are the line when Kazarian and Christopher Daniels defends against AJ Styles and Kurt Angle, Bully Ray takes on Joseph Park, and Rob Van Dam, Mr. Anderson, and Jeff Hardy meet in a number one contenders match. Let us watch TNA Slammiversary 2012.

TNA Slammiversary 2012

First the results of TNA Slammiversary 2012.

TNA Slammiversary 2012 Results

Austin Aries defeated Samoa Joe to keep the TNA X-Division Title.

Hernandez picked up the win over Kid Kash.

Garrett Bischoff and Devon picked up the win in tag team action over Robbie E and Robbie T.

Mr. Anderson defeated Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam to become the number one contender to the TNA World Championship.

James Storm returns to accept Crimson's open challenge and pins him with the Last Call Superkick.

Sting is announced as the first entrant of the TNA Hall of Fame

Brooke Tessmacher won the TNA Knockout's Title over Gail Kim.

Joseph Park defeated Bully Ray.

Christian showed up to introduce the number one moment in TNA history.

Kurt Angle and AJ Styles won the TNA Tag Team Titles over Daniels and Kazarian.

Bobby Roode defeated Sting to retain the TNA Title.

TNA Slammiversary 2012 Report

Hulk Hogan is out to announce that Samoa Joe against Austin Aries is made for the TNA X-Division Championship. The weight limit that I forgot about that was in place about a year ago has been waived.

TNA X-Division Champion Austin Aries defeated Samoa Joe to retain the title

Amazing opening match to kick things off, now granted Samoa Joe is a few steps behind his former self as is the entire X-Division. With that being said, they put together a good match, with Austin Aries successfully retaining the title with the swift brain buster.

Hernandez pinned Kid Kash

Match might have seemed random to some but actually not too bad for two guys who had been rather on and off right in TNA for many years. Hernandez picks up the win, nailing a huge splash. Solid match, more like an Impact match and really a service award for these two men.

Garrett Bischoff and Devon defeated Robbie E and Robbie T

Yeah Devon was thrown right in there with three people that dragged him down. When Devon's the best person right in the match, you're going to be having some problems. Devon ends this match with the spine buster. You weren't going into this one expecting a technical classic, unless you were a fool.

Mr. Anderson defeated Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam to become the number one contender to the TNA World Title.

In our flashback to late 2010 and early 2011, we have this match and this match was not really bad. Hardy had it won at one point but Anderson snuck in at one point and nailed the Mic Check on Jeff Hardy for the pin. So Anderson gets his freaking rematch after all.

James Storm defeated Crimson

Storm is back and he nailed Crimson with the Last Call to end this experiment for the pin. Now Crimson maybe will be going the way of Glacier and Tatanka after their undefeated streaks.

Dixie Carter thanks some of the people who made TNA possible and introduces the first candidate for the TNA Hall of Fame, that being Sting. Well its about time Sting got put in some Hall of Fame. The fans thank Sting and we're going to have an official formal induction at Bound for Glory.

Brooke Tessmacher defeated Gail Kim to win the TNA Knockout's Title

Well Tessmacher ends the eight month title reign of Gail Kim. And to this I say, you might as well, because everyone else has held that belt. Well except for Sarita but we're not going to go there. Tessmacher manages to pull off a cradle to win the title in a fluke manner so I'd imagine this feud has to continue.

Joseph Park defeated Bully Ray

Not a technical classic by any means. Joseph Park is beaten up and magically he goes underneath the ring, where Abyss magically comes out underneath the ring and beats up Bully. Then Parks reappears and gets the pin. Purely and utterly wacky, but you know what, fun in its own way.

Hey, it's Christian who pops up. The WWE Intercontinental Champion live on TNA as per the deal that they made to get Ric Flair into the Hall of Fame. He introduces the number one moment in TNA history, with Sting's debut in TNA. Which was unremarkable, and I do like Sting.

Kurt Angle and AJ Styles defeated Kazarian and Christopher Daniels to win the TNA Tag Team Titles.

Yeah the feel good moment after a perfectly acceptable wrestling tag team match but where do we go here is the question. Likely Kazarian and Daniels may very well win the titles back. Angle uses the leg grapevine on Kazarian to make him tap. He used to bust out that move during bigger matches but he wastes it on Frankie Kazarian.

TNA Champion Bobby Roode defeated Sting to retain the title

Lackluster main event match and it sadly is obvious that Sting's best days are long since past him. I wish he would have just swallowed his pride, went to WWE, potentially had the Mania match with Undertaker, and call it a day. Roode used a beer bottle for the cheap pin. Then Sting beats up Roode and Scorpion Death Drop off of the stage. Pure stunt spot, crash pad at all. Which means this feud is going to continue.

Show had its share of positives and negatives. A few good matches makes TNA Slammiversary 2012 a show that might be worth a watch, at least those particular matches such as Aries/Joe and the TNA Tag Team Title Match.  

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