Impact Wrestling Slammiversary 2022 Results (June 19)

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Happy 20-year anniversary to Impact Wrestling/TNA. The company that started 20 years ago this month held its Slammiversary pay-per-view event tonight in Nashville, Tennessee, which is where the company started in 2002.

Slammiversary 2022 took place at the Nashville Fairgrounds in Nashville, TN, which is where TNA started 20 years ago this month. The commentary team was Tom Hannifan (former Tom Phillips in WWE) and Matthew Rehwoldt (former Aiden English in WWE). There were seven matches advertised on the main show.

This isn’t going to be a detailed review. It’s mostly just the results with some key notes added in.

There were two pre-show matches:

* Rich Swann defeated Bryan Myers to retain the Digital Media Championship.

* Shark Boy won the Reverse Battle Royal match.

It was onto the main show from there.

1) “Speedball” Mike Bailey won the X-Division Championship in an Ultimate X Match. The others in the match were Ace Austin, Kenny King, Mike Bailey, Trey Miguel, Andrew Everett and Alex Zayne.

There was a video from Sting talking about his memories in TNA/Impact as a former World Champion and he spoke about how it was “one off” appearances a few times, but then it turned into more. He spoke about having fun as “Joker Sting” as well with fans continuing to mention that character to him. Sting talked about some of the men he wrestled in Impact as well. Sting said it was a fun time for him.

2) Rosemary and Taya Valkyrie defeated The Influence (Madison Rayne & Tenille Dashwood) to win Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championships.

There was a video from Kurt Angle wishing TNA a Happy 20th anniversary. Angle thanked the company for giving an opportunity when he needed it. Angle talked about some of his legendary feuds as well.

3) Sami Callihan defeated Moose in a Monster’s Ball Match. They used weapons like thumbtacks, a barbed-wire door, tables, trash cans and other objects. Callihan was a bloody mess during the match.

4) The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson) defeated The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe and Mark Briscoe) to win the Impact Tag Team Championships.

After the match, the team of America’s Most Wanted – James Storm & Chris Harris made an appearance. Storm drank some beers with the wrestlers while also putting over TNA’s history of having great tag team wrestling.

A video package aired about TNA/Impact’s original broadcast team “The Professor” Mike Tenay and Don West. It was a touching video especially knowing that West is in a tough, ongoing battle with cancer right now.

5) Impact Originals (Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Frankie Kazarian, Nick Aldis, and Davey Richards) defeated Honor No More (Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, PCO, and Vincent)

Davey Richards was the mystery team member for the Impact Originals team. He was introduced by former TNA President/Owner Dixie Carter. There was an appearance from Traci Brooks to neutralize Maria Kanellis-Bennett. Frankie Kazarian saved his wife Traci from an attack. Earl Hebner was the referee that counted the pinfall to end the match.

AJ Styles appeared via a taped message to congratulate Impact Wrestling on 20 years as a company. Styles referenced the amazing match he had with Christopher Daniels and Samoa Joe in 2005 with Styles saying they changed wrestling. Styles thanked the fans. Styles also thanked WWE for allowing him to do this because they understand this is a special moment for them. Styles toasted Impact saying “here’s to the next 20 years.”

6) Jordynne Grace defeated Tasha Steelz, Chelsea Green, Deonna Purrazzo, and Mia Yim to become the new Impact Knockouts World Champion in the first-ever Queen of the Mountain Match.

Mickie James was the special guest enforcer of the match and got involved with Green, who kicked a cage door into Mickie’s face at one point to knock Mickie down.

7) Josh Alexander defeated Eric Young to retain the Impact Wrestling World Championship. Alexander and Young both did moves that were made famous by TNA/Impact legends like Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles and others. Alexander got the win with the C4 piledriver onto the wood after they ripped up the corner part of the ring.

Josh Alexander celebrated with the Impact World Title to end the show. That was the end of the broadcast at 2 hours, 53 minutes.

TJR Thoughts: I liked the show overall. I’m impressed with a lot of the roster and they were all given a lot of time to have good matches. Lots of nostalgia on the show, which was cool to see.

Congrats again to TNA/Impact Wrestling on 20 years as a company.

Thanks for reading.