Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
TNA Wrestling to hold 'Slammivesary' PPV in Southaven, MS on June 8th
On Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 3:13 PM EST The following was issued on TNAwrestling.com:
TOTAL NONSTOP ACTION (TNA) WRESTLING’S “SLAMMIVERSARY” SPECTACULAR HITS THE MEMPHIS AREA ON JUNE 8!
TNA Wrestling is proud to announce that its worldwide Pay-Per-View spectacular “Slammiversary 2008” will be held live in the Memphis area at the DeSoto County Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 8, airing exclusively on Pay-Per-View.
TNA President Dixie Carter made the “Slammiversary” announcement on the “Off The Ropes” ESPN radio show (KQPN 730 AM) in Memphis. The city of Memphis is the top-rated television market in the United States for “TNA iMPACT” on Spike TV (Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT).
“Memphis and the Mid-South know wrestling as well as anyone in the world, and we’re excited to show some of the best fans in the world that TNA has become the new king of professional wrestling action, both in the ring and with our unique fan experience,” Carter said.
“Slammiversary” will celebrate TNA’s sixth anniversary, a feat industry insiders thought impossible when the company debuted in Nashville in 2002. TNA, once labeled as a promotion that wouldn’t last more than a few months, will come to the Memphis to celebrate a worldwide promotion spanning over 110 countries in six years.
TNA World Heavyweight Champion Samoa Joe, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, Booker T, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, “The Icon” Sting, Kevin Nash, “The Instant Classic” Christian Cage, Scott Steiner, Tomko, Team 3D, Gail Kim, The Latin American Xchange, The Motor City Machineguns, Robert Roode, “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, Awesome Kong, ODB, Curry Man, Shark Boy, Eric Young and many more will be in action in for the three-hour live event.
“Slammiversary” features the exclusive “King of the Mountain” match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. In addition, the TNA X Division Championship, TNA World Tag Team Championship and TNA Knockout Women’s Championship will be on the line at “Slammiversary.”
Tickets for “Slammiversary” will go on sale Friday, April 25, at the DeSoto County Civic Center Box Office (4560 Venture Drive, Southaven, Miss.), all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling (662) 470-2131.