Sunday, July 7, 2019

Slammiversary XVII Results - July 7, 2019

Slammiversary XVII Results - July 7, 2019
They aired a cool opening video showcasing lots of past Impact/TNA moments. Live, the crowd chanted Impact Wrestling.


TJP vs. Trey Miguel vs. Willie Mack vs. Jake Crist

Crist immediately gets double superkicked. Trey and TJP go to work on each other, Trey with an assisted hurricanrana on Mack, sending him to the outside. Trey heads to the top rope with TJP in tow, Trey flips off and hits an arm drag. Mack back in the ring, samoan drop, kip-up, standing moonsault, cover, two. Crist sends Mack out of the ring, crowd doesn't like Crist, "you suck" chant rings out. TJP tries for a tornado DDT, no, he's able to stretch out both Crist and Trey, Mack smashes TJP in the back of the head.

TJP recovers, dropkicks Mack, spring board dropkick to Mack's face. TJP gets sent out of the ring and Mack with a flip over the top rope to clear him out. Crist with a tornado DTT on Mack to the floor. Trey flies, lands on his feet, tries again and hits a crazy step-up twisting senton on all three opponents! Back in the ring, TJP locks in a surfboard on Trey, Crist slips under to pin TJP, Mack leaps off the top rope and double stomps Trey to break all that up. Trey goes after Crist, but after flipping away charges right into a powerslam into the corner, cover, two.

Crist with a flurry of kicks on TJP. TJP returns fire with kicks and punches of his that leads to a back suplex. Crist misses wildly with a kick, TJP brings him down and locks in the kneebar. Trey to the top rope with double knees to TJP's face. Trey back up again, but Crist with an enziguri to stop that. Crist heads up for an ugly looking super cutter onTrey, Mack then immediately splashes down on Crist, cover, 1-2-3.

Winner: Willie Mack

- The broadcast team spoke at ringside and ran through the remainder of the pay-per-view lineup. They set up footage of “The North” Ethan Page and Josh Alexander defeating LAX to win the Impact Tag Titles at Friday’s Bash at the Brewery event. Page hit Santana with a belt from the floor, which led to Alexander pinning Santana.

Backstage:

Melissa Santos interviewed Page and Alexander backstage. Alexander took issue with her labeling their title win as a surprise and took the mic from her. Page said it wasn’t a surprise. He said they told everyone they were the best tag team and would become the tag champions. Page said Alexander would tell everyone how the match would start and end. Alexander told the fans that they are looking at the Impact Tag Champions. Page told Santos not to let that surprise he.

Impact World Tag Team Championship
The North (Ethan Page and Josh Alexander) (c) vs. LAX vs. The Rascalz (Dezmond Xavier and Zachary Wentz)

Mathews noted that Konnan was back and that’s good news for LAX because they’ve struggled without him.

LAX attacked The North immediately. Everyone battled. Wentz appeared to tweak his knee just as he and Dez went into a crazy amount of double teaming. This is another match with a crazy level of athletics and fast-paced spots. LAX double teamed Alexander and prepared to pin him but Page bodyslammed one of the Rascalz down from the top rope on the pile. Dez nailed Page and went for a superplex but Alexander saved him and hit a moonsaulting Fall Away Slam. Page nailed a swanton on Dez for a two count.

LAX swarmed Page and double teamed him. The entire building chanted for them. They went for a double team Blockbuster on Page but Alexander made the save and knocked Santana off the top. It appeared he came down badly onto the entrance ramp and went to the floor, where officials and Konnan were checking on him.

Inside the ring, Alexander rolled up Ortiz for a two count. Ortiz tried to fight off everyone but was double teamed. The Rascalz got involved and tried to take out Ortiz. The North took advantage, drilled The Rascalz and pinned Ortiz with their finisher.

Winners and still Tag Team Champions: The North!

After the match, the crowd chanted for LAX as it appeared Santana refused to be carried out. He was finally walked out with assistance from everyone else. No word yet whether that was a legitimate injury or a way to write LAX out as their deals expire next month.

Backstage:

Sami Callihan vented about the internet, but said they helped create all the buzz and now he and Tessa Blanchard will headline the pay-per-view. Callihan said it will be the first time than an intergender match will headline a pay-per-view in the United States. Callihan said it’s because he’s the draw…

- A video package set up the first blood match.

Killer Kross vs. Eddie Edwards in a First Blood Match

Kross came out wearing mostly white face paint with his eye, nose, and mouth covered in black paint and he had a black X on his forehead. Edwards brought his kendo stick to the ring and went right after Kross. The broadcast team played up the idea that even a chest being bloodied by chops could end the match. Mathews noted that the referee was wearing gloves.

Things get started before both men are in the ring as they battle out on the stage. Both make their way to the ring, but chairs are already being brought out. Edwards looks for a suicide dive and eats one of those chairs. Kross piles some chairs. Both on the apron and Kross with a gutwrench suplex down on the chairs.

Edwards is able to work his way back into the match. Looks for a chairshot, no, Edwards with a messy looking blue thunder bomb. Kross on top of Edwards, throwing big shots down on him. Kross whips Edwards hard into the corner. Edwards gets put up on the top turnbuckle. Kross looking for a back suplex to the ramp, Edwards frees himself, kick to the face crotches Kross on the top rope. Edwards with a Boston knee party off the top rope.

Edwards grabs a kendo stick, swings, misses, Kross trying to choke him out, Edwards rolls out of the ring to break the hold. Kross tries again, no, Edwards with a forearm, tiger driver on the floor. Back in the ring, Boston knee party to the back of the head, another to front. Edwards grabs the kendo stick again, taking forever to do something. Edwards snaps the kendo stick in half and jams it into Kross' mouth, he begins bleeding and this is over.

Winner: Eddie Edwards

- Tessa Blanchard was asked about her match with Sami Callihan tonight. She tossed him against the wall and walked off.

Backstage:

Melissa Santos interviewed Rob Van Dam, who praised Moose for calling him out rather than schmoozing with the writers backstage (huh?). RVD said Moose is old school and that’s cool. He said Moose made the match happen and he probably has a great future if he gets past this situation. RVD said he intends to show Moose the consequences of his actions. RVD said he sees Moose as a bully and he has a certain place in his heart for bullies. RVD said he plans to live up to the monicker of Mr. Pay Per View. A video package set up RVD vs. Moose…

Moose vs. Rob Van Dam

RVD rolls into the ring and Moose instantly attacks him and does RVD's taunt. Back and forth action spills out momentarily to the floor. RVD with a cannonball senton off the apron on Moose. RVD with some shoulder thrusts in the corner, big spinning kick to Moose's face. RVD does his taunt, heads to the corner, but Moose follows and hits a dropkick, followed up by another delayed dropkick in the corner. Moose chokes RVD over the bottom rope with his foot, does more of that in the corner.

Moose dumps RVD out to the floor, crowd booing Moose pretty good in this one. Moose attempted to choke RVD out, but he was able to get some moves back in. RVD heads to the top rope, Moose dropkicks him and then hits go to hell for a two-count. Moose went for a frog splash, but RVD moved out of the way and hits a DDT. With the referee out of position, Moose lowblows RVD. Moose then goes under the ring for a chair. Moose goes to swing, referee tries to take the chair, Moose shoves him. RVD hits the vandaminator, cover, Moose gets a foot on the bottom rope. RVD drops Moose, looks for the frog splash, misses and ends up landing on that chair that Moose brought in previously. Moose hits a spear, cover, 1-2-3.

Winner: Moose

- They plugged the 7/14 Fallout event, announcing Sami Callihan and Tessa Blanchard would be forced to team on the show, as would Michael Elgin and Willie Mack.

- Chae from the WCW NItro Girls is in attendance.

Backstage:

Melissa Santos tried to interview Taya Valkyrie, who ran her off by saying Santos has a wedding to plan and assuming her invitation was lost in the mail. She said that being in a Monster’s Ball match was like putting the lamborgini in a demolition derby. She promised she would still be the champion at the end.

Monster's Ball, Knockouts Championship - Taya Valkyrie vs. Rosemary vs. Havok vs. Su Yung

The four pair off at opposite corners, Rosemary chokes Yung with her feet, Valkyrie with double knees on Yung in the corner. Yung and Havok trying to wok together. Chairs and garbage cans making their way in. Valkyrie tries to use a staple gun on Havok, no luck. Rosemary launches a garbage can at Havok, Yung clotheslines her out of the ring. Valkyrie kicks Yung in the midsection, staple gun to the back, over and over. Valkyrie pulls out an 8x10 of herslef and staples it to Yung's forehead.

Havok hits a backbreaker on Valkyrie, puts her in the tree of woe, kicks to the back, grabs a chair and hits a reverse cutter on Valkyrie. Running boot to the face, and another on the champ. Rosemary heads to the top, hits a missile dropkick on Havok and smacks her a couple times with a tray. Yung pulls out a double dog collar and connects herself to Rosemary. The two battle on, Yung sends Rosemary head-first into a chair. Yung pulls out her glove and looks to lock it in. Valkyrie brings out a ladder and knocks both down. Havok looks for a chokeslam, but Valkyrie counters and sends Havok into the ladder on the mat.

Valkyrie pulls Havok on the ladder, climbs to the top rope, but Yung stops that, tree of woe again for Valkyrie, Rosemary gets involved and climbs up. Valkyrie ends up suplexing Rosemary as she suplexes Yung down on the ladder. Rosemary back up and spears Valkyrie, heads under the ring and grabs a bag full of tacks. Rosemary lifts Valkyrie up, no, Rosemary gets lifted, blocked. Valkyrie with a german suplex, not on the tacks though. Valkyrie ends up stomping Rosemary face-first into the tacks, pin, Havok breaks that up.

Yung and Havok start going after each other, Yung locks in the mandible claw. A table has been set up on the outside. Rosemary and Valkyrie are fighting near it on the apron. Valkyrie ends up sending herself and Rosemary through the table. Yung has the mandible claw on Havok again, yanks her up to the top rope, near the tacks. Havok ends up hitting a super tombstone on the tacks, but Valkyrie launches a chair in Havok's face and gets the pin on Yung. Great match!

Winner: Taya Valkyrie

Backstage:

Santos interviewed Rich Swann backstage. Swann said Impact is one of the greatest wrestlers in the company and got fired up about it being Slammiversary. Impact and John E Bravo crashed the set and said he was taking the title back home to Slam Town where he, Valkyrie, and Bravo would party all night long. Impact and Bravo sang Lionel Richie’s “All Night Long” and left, then Swann closed it out by saying he would retain the title…

X Division Championship - Rich Swann (c) vs. Johnny Impact

Impact slows things down right off the bat by getting out of the ring. Impact avoids Swann and ends up taking another break on the floor. Both wrestlers trade arm drags. Swann with a hurricanrana and a dropkick. Bravo tosses some of the tacks on the mat to buy Impact some time. Impact ends up crotching Swann on the top rope and dragging him down the rope. On the floor, Impact sends the champ face-first on the barricade. Impact then mocks Swann's dancing a bit. In the ring, Impact drops Swann, goes for a pin, two. He then dumps Swann out on the floor.

Impact grabs the title and gets the referee's attention, Bravo stomps away on Swann and sends him back into the ring. Impact with a neckbreaker, cover, two. Swann is getting almost no offense for the past couple minutes. He finally lands a rolling DDT to slow Impact down.

The two end up on the second rope, Impact looks for the spanish fly, no, Swann picks the ankle and sends Impact falling back on the turnbuckle. Swann with a crazy handspring flipping splash on a grounded Impact. Impact sends him out to the floor and flips over the top rope, taking out the challenger.

Swann to the top rope, elbow drop, cover, two. Impact recover and drives the knee through Swann's face, johnny's edge hit, cover, two. Impact uses his agility to avoid Swann, looks for a springboard spear and he eats an uppercut. Swann up to the second rope with Impact, back and forth punches, and they both crash down to the floor. Referee starts up his ten-count, Bravo helps Impact into the ring, Swann gets in at nine. Impact hits a second rope spanish fly and goes right into a standing spanish fly, cover, two. Swann heads to the ropes, Bravo trips him up, Swann keeps moving, ducks Impact's lariat and flips down on Bravo. Impact looks to fly and crashes to the floor.

Both back into the ring, Swann went for the handspring cutter, Impact follows and hits a springboard kick. Impact lands starship pain, pin, nope. Impact can't believe he kicked out. Swann with spinning kicks, multiple punches and kicks land, handspring cutter, and again! Swann up to the top rope, phoenix splash, 1-2-3.

Winner: Rich Swann

- Michael Elgin cut a promo promising he was going to pin Brian Cage for the belt. He left Japan because he was tired of waiting. Cage is going to hear 1-2-3 tonight.

Impact World Championship - Brian Cage vs. Michael Elgin

The two run straight into each other. Cage with some punches, but Elgin lands a bunch of kicks to the face. Cage takes Elgin off his feet with a shoulder block. Elgin up and the two throw bombs at each other. Cage sends Elgin into the corner, lands a some shoulder blocks then clotheslines. Cage with an enziguri, german suplex, and Elgin rolls to the floor. Cage looks to fly, flips over the top rope, takes out Elgin, and lands on his feet!

Both wrestlers in the ring, multiple reversals, Elgin with a dragon suplex, couple clotheslines in the corner, Cage put up on the top turnbuckle, enziguri, Elgin climbs to the top rope and hits a superplex, cover, two. Elgin sends Cage hard into the corner. Elgin yanks him out to the floor and jams him into the barricade. Elgin jaws with one of the fans, he then drops Cage back-first on the apron. Elgin heads to the top rope and looks for a twisting senton, nobody home. Cage looks for a pump kick, nope, Elgin with a backbreaker. Elgin tries for a superkick, no, Cage hits a superkick of his own.

Cage with a springboard tornado DDT, 619, turns Elgin inside-out and plants him down on the mat, pin, two. Elgin ends up on Cage's shoulders and gets sent down to the mat, cover, two. Crowd starts up The Terminator clap. Multiple counters, but Elgin ends up hitting basically a deadlift powerbomb on Cage. More counters, Elgin with a headbutt, clothesline, elbow pad is off, Elgin hits a big lariat. Elgin hits a powerbomb, cover, two.

They battled back and forth until Elgin scored with a lariat. He wound up and drilled Cage with another, then nailed a Razor’s Edge into sit-down powerbomb for a two count. Cage was hit with a bucklebomb but rebounded back into a discus clothesline. The crowd popped and chanted for Impact.

They charged and nailed each other with clotheslines. Neither budged an inch. They beat the crap out of each other. I don’t know how else to describe it. Cage nailed a bucklebomb and was going for an F5 but was caught with a Canadian Destroyer. He kicked out at the last second and the crowd chanted, “Holy sh**.:

They went back and forth. Cage nailed a big knee to the face, drilled Elgin with a knee and scored an F5 for a two count. The crowd chanted, “Fight forever.” Elgin escaped a suplex attempt and nailed a DDT. They continued to battle until Cage scored a surprise win with a forward rollup.

Winner and still Impact Champion: Brian Cage

After the match, Elgin took the title belt from Cage and slammed it into his head. “Now we’re seeing who Michael Elgin is,” Callis said. Fans chanted “you suck” at Elgin, and Callis referred to him as a piece of garbage. Elgin approached Callis and pointed at the title belt and pointed to Cage and said “look at him.” Callis encouraged Elgin to go to the back. Elgin brought Callis into the ring and set up for an Elgin Bomb. A masked man entered the ring and Gored Elgin, then left the ring and hopped the barricade. Callis returned to the broadcast table. Callis asked what happened. Mathews recapped the masked man “spearing” Elgin and questioned what Callis knew of it. Callis barked that he was attacked and had no idea what happened.

- They announced Bound for Glory for 10/20 in Chicago. No pop in the venue.

Tessa Blanchard vs. Sami Callihan

Tessa Blanchard brought a baseball bat to the ring with her and set it under the ropes in her corner. The bell rang and the fans chanted loudly for “Tessa.”

Crowd very much behind Blanchard as the two slowly step towards each other and meet in the middle of the ring. Callihan gives her thumbs up/thumbs down. Blanchard immediately lands some punches and hits a hurricanrana on Callihan. Springboard dropkick send Callihana to the floor, suicide dive lands, goes for a second. Out on the floor, Callihan swings Blanchard into the barricade a couple times, then hits a death valley driver on the floor.

Callihan then powerbombs Blanchard on the apron, Callihan seems pretty proud of his work as the crowd boos heavily. Referee starts up his 10-count. He stands on the second rope as Blanchard makes her way in before 10. Blanchard is able to land a reverse cutter, but Callihan drops her with a big boot. Callihan sends her out to the ramp, tells fans to move out of the way. Callihan looks for a powerbomb, Blanchard fights out of it and hits a cutter on the ramp.

Referee starts up a 10-count and then two get back in, Callihan tries shoving her away before she gets back in the ring. Callihan asks for a punch, Blanchard lands some big shots. Callihan flips her off and says "is that all you got, b----?" She lands a bunch of shots until Callihan punches her in the midsection. Blanchard hits a samoan drop and heads to the top rope. Callihan forces her off the top rope, she lands a tornado DDT, cover, two.

Callihan locks in a reverse choke, Blanchard is able to reach the bottom rope though. Callihan heads to the top rope, brings Blanchard with her. He looks for a piledriver, she counters and kicks the leg out and hits a DDT, cover, two. Blanchard is swinging away on Callihan in the corner, the referee tries to stop her and she back elbows him. Callihan grabs his bat and hits Blanchard with it, pin, two. Callihan then takes out the second referee.

He tells Blanchard to quit and she spits in his face. He goes to hit her again with the bat and she lowblows him. Blanchard then drops a "mother f-----" and hits Callihan with a bat of her own. Blanchard then hits Magnum off the top rope, cover, 1-2-no, but she floats over into a crossface. Callihan almost taps, but he stands up, and hits a package piledriver, pin, two count. Callihan can't believe it, Blanchard selling being in tons of pain right now. They both stand up, Blanchard gives him the thumbs up/thumbs down taunt, he hits another piledriver, cover, 1-2-3.

Winner: Sami Callihan

Callihan sat in the corner with his baseball bat watching over Tessa as the referee checked on her. He finally kicked the referee away and clunked his and her bats together. He handed Tessa her bat out of respect, then walked out of the ring, leaving her alone in the ring.

The crowd gave Blanchard a HUGE standing ovation as we go to credits.

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