Welcome to Inside Pulse’s Live Coverage of TNA Slammiversary XI! Keep it here for all the match-by-match updates, with the latest update in ITALICS!!
Ultimate X Match for the X-Division Championship
Kenny King (c) vs. Suicide vs. Chris Sabin
Back and forth action to start. King has a Single-Legged Crap on Sabin, and Suicide comes in and locks on an Abdominal Stretch on King. Suicide lays out both King & Sabin, and goes up for the title, but King pulls him down. King makes his way up to the crossropes, but Suicide pulls him down, and goes for his Gutbuster finisher, but King rolls out of it, and Sabin hits Suicide with a kick to the head. King then kicks Sabin in the head. Suicide lays out King. Sabin tries to lock up Suicide, but King hits a springboard drop kick to lay out Sabin. Suicide tosses both King & Sabin to the floor. Suicide then hits a springboard dropkick on the floor (like Jericho’s). Back in the ring, Suicide tries to run up to the crossropes, but King pulls him down, and Suicide is crotched on the top. Sabin kicks King into the corner, and puts Suicide in the Tree of Woe to lock King in. Sabin tries to climb up, but King escapes, and pulls down Sabin. Both King & Suicide are on the crossropes, and they meet in the middle by the title belt. King goes for Suicide’s mask, and Suicide falls down to avoid the mask being taken off. Sabin takes advantage, and gets across the crossropes. He meets King in the middle, and he fights off King, and King falls to the mat, and Sabin grabs the belt.
Winner & New Champion – Chris Sabin
Hulk Hogan comes out and give Sabin the stamp of approval. Hogan says that, just like last year, the X-Division Champion will be able to trade in his title for a TNA Heavyweight Title shot. Sabin heads to the back, and Hogan starts to talk up Boston. Mr. Anderson, Wes Brisco & Garrett Bischoff comes out to bull Hogan. Hogan says that the Six-Man Tag match will start right now.
Six-man Tag Team Match
Magnus, Samoa Joe & Jeff Hardy vs. Aces & Eights (Mr. Anderson, Wes Brisco & Garrett Bischoff)
Hardy is sporting a full & fuzzy beard with no facepaint. The match starts off back and forth, with both teams getting some decent time in on offense. A&8s is able to take over on Magnus. Hardy gets the tag, and goes off on Brisco, hits the Whisper in the Wind. Hardy goes for the Swanton, but Bischoff breaks it up. Joe gets in the ring, slams Bischoff in the corner, then snap mares him out, right into the Elbow Drop from Magnus. Joe locks on the Rear Naked Choke on Anderson on the outside. Brisco tries to roll up Magnus in the confusion, but Hardy hits the Swanton, and pins Brisco for the win.
Winners – Hardy, Joe & Magnus
JB is with Joseph Park. Park is celebrating his one year anniversary in the ring. Devon & Kunx attack Park from behind, and beat him up badly. Park is bleeding as they walk away.
Gut Check Tournament Finals
Sam Shaw vs. Jay Bradley
Bradley starts off strong, and overpowers Shaw. Shaw fights back, hits the C+ backbreaker, and tries to turn it into a Neckbreaker, but Bradley pokes Shaw in the eye, and hits the ropes, and nails Shaw with the Boomstick Clothesline for the pin.
Winner – Jay Bradley
Bradley with Christy after the bell, says that he is the first one in the Bound for Glory Series, and he will be the last one standing.
JB is with Roode & Aries. They talk about how they will win because they are both former Heavyweight Champions.
Recap of Park/Abyss stuff.
Devon & Knux come out awaiting Joseph Park. Devon has the ref ring the bell and count to 10 after Park does not come out. Devon then says that if Abyss was there, he’d kick Abyss’s ass too. Abyss music hits.
TNA Television Championship
Devon (w/ Knux) (c) vs. Abyss
Abyss hits the ring, hits a few moves, but Devon takes over about 90 seconds in. Devon is mauling Abyss. Devon goes to the 2nd rope, tries for a Swandive Headbutt, but Abyss moves. Choke Slam, Black Hold Slam, New Champ.
Winner & New Champion – Abyss
Dixie Carter comes out, and she brings out all the TNA roster to the stage to announce the next Hall of Fame inductee. I guess I should note that no A&8s members, and they focus on Hogan when he comes out. Dixie Carter then announces that Kurt Angle is the next inductee in the TNA Wrestling Hall of Fame. They then show a video package, Angle seems legitimately surprised.
JB is with Bad Influence. Kaz says that they will win tonight, and only then will we be allow to worship them.
Elimination Four-Way Match for the TNA Tag Team Championship
Hernandez & Chavo Guerrero (c) vs. Bad Influence vs. Robert Roode & Austin Aries vs. James Storm & Gunner
Daniels & Chavo start. Back and forth, Hernandez in, and powers around on Daniels. Daniels sneeks out, and tags Aries. Some quick tags, and we are teased with a showdown of Storm & Roode for about 60 seconds. The match then breaks down, with all the men taking turns in the ring. Bad Influence is in the ring, cheering after tossing Storm & Gunner to the floor, and Hernandez & Chavo sprint down the ramp and dive over the top rope on both. More back and forth action. Storm looks to deliver a Last Call on Roode, but Daniels hits Storm in the knee with a Title belt while the Ref’s back was turned. Hernandez hits Kaz with a Border Toss, and Chavo hits a Frog Splash, and goes for the pin, but Daniels breaks it up by hitting Chavo with the belt, and Bad Influence is DQed.
In the confusion, Aries rolls up Chavo and scores the pin to eliminate.
Dirty Heels maintain control. Roode hits the Spinebuster, and Aries with the 450 Splash, but Gunner kicks out. Roode gives Aries a title belt, but Storm intercepts and hits a Codebreaker on Aries. Gunner lays out Roode. Storm then gives Aries a Last Call, and Aries turns right into the Gun Rack from Gunner for the tap out.
Winner & New Tag Team Champions – Gunner & James Storm
JB with Brooke Hogan. Brooke talks about how amazing the Knockouts have been since she arrived last year. JB asks if she still loves Bully Ray, and Brooke ends the interview.
Last Knockout Standing
Taryn Tarrell vs. Gail Kim
Gail quickly gets Taryn locked in the Figure 4 around the ring post. While Taryn is recovering, Gail jams a chair in the corner. Taryn is up, and Gail charges at her, but Taryn moves, and Gail goes head first into the chair in the corner, and falls to the floor. Gail is up at the 7 count. Taryn toss Gail back in the ring, and gets Gail locked in the Figure 4 around the ringpost. The fight to the ramp, and Gail sweeps Taryn’s legs, and Taryn hits the ramp hard, and stays down for a 9 count. Gail tries a Pile Driver on the ramp, but Taryn fights out of it, and hits a Cutter off the ramp to the floor! Gail stays down for the 10.
Winner – Tayrn Tarrell
Recap of AJ/Angle/A&8s
Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles
Tenay mentions that last year, Angle & Styles won the Tag Team Championship from Kaz & Daniels. Styles has new theme music, its bad. He is also wearing a shirt while in the ring that says ‘No One’ with the O the P1 logo. Angle’s knee is wrapped up, due to a A&8s hammer attack a few weeks ago. Styles is using a higher impact striking style in the ring. Back and forth action. Styles targets the knee. Angle hits the Angle Slam but only gets 2. Angle drops the straps, and goes for the Ankle Lock. Styles rolls through, and sends Angle to the turnbuckle. Styles backs to the corner. Angle charges, but Styles is able roll into this new Submission, only for Angle to quickly reverse back into the Ankle Lock. Angle lays down into the hold. Styles rolls it over, and kicks Angle’s hands to break the hold. Styles sends Angle into the corner, with his should hitting the ringpost. Styles then puts Angle in the Tree of Woe, and hits a drop kick. Styles goes for Springboard 360 Slam, but Angle moves, goes for the Angle Slam, but Styles slides out, Angle sweeps him, stacks him up for the pin.
Winner – Kurt Angle
Backstage, Bully Ray cuts a promo by himself. He says that No Holds Barred means that certain maneuvers are banned. The present day move that all wrestlers stay away from is the Pile Driver. Bully says that he is tipping his cap, and he is going for the Pile Driver tonight, to break Sting’s neck.
No Holds Barred Match for the TNA Heavyweight Championship
Bully Ray (c) vs. Sting
Sting jumps Bully from behind during the introductions. Sting attacks Bully with the title belt. Sting continues to beat down Bully ringside. Bully fights back, rips over Sting’s shirt, and starts chopping away. Bully gets a chair, and hits Sting in the back. They fight to the ramp, and Sting takes over, and mauls Bully on the ramp. Brooke comes out, seemingly out of concern for husband. Bully takes advantage of the opening and beats down Sting. Bully sends Sting in the ring, and hits a Pile Driver for 2. Bully sets up a table, and hits a big time Powerbomb through the table, but only gets 2. Bully is now frustrated, pulls out a pocket knife, and cuts the ring apron. Bully pulls back the apron & the foam padding, and exposes the wood. Bully then hits a Pile Driver on the wood, but only gets 2 (Seriously? How is that not the ending?). Bully goes for another, but Sting back body drops out. Sting hits a Scorpion Deathdrop on the exposed wood, and A&8s come out to break up the pin. Sting fights them all off except for Devon & Anderson. Devon tosses Bully his chain, but Sting intercepts it. Sting levels Bully with a wrapped up punch. Bully tries to back Devon off. While Sting is distracted, Anderson tosses Bully the hammer. Sting is back in, goes off the tope rope, but Bully hits him with the hammer, and scores the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – Bully Ray
Aces & Eights celebrate in the ring together.
Tags: Aces & Eights, AJ Styles, Austin Aries, Bad Influence, Bobby Roode, Brooke Hogan, Bully Ray, chavo guerrero, chris sabin, Daniels, dixie carter, Gail Kim, Garett Bischoff, gunner, Gut Check, hernandez, impact wrestling, James Storm, Jeff Hardy, Kenny King, Kurt Angle, magnus, mr anderson, Samoa Joe, Sting, suicide, taryn terrell, TNA, TNA Hall of Fame, TNA Slammiversary, TNA Tag Team Championship, Wes Brisco, X-Division Championship