The show starts off with a video package hyping up the big Sting vs. Kurt Angle match for tonight. Nice package that puts a lot of emphasize on how important this match is. The Impact intro hits and we are about to cross the line!
Mick Foley’s music hits and he strolls out to the ring TNA Championship in-hand accompanied by his new Security force. Foley says that he realized when he took the job in TNA that there would be difficult times for him and he says he knew when he shocked the world winning the TNA Title there would be people gunning for his title. Foley says that he realizes there will be a day that someone takes his belt from him but Jarrett has taken away his smile already. Shawn Michaels anyone? Foley says some hard decisions had to be made regarding Jarrett hitting an official last week and he says that he is going to make this decision to Jarrett’s face and calls out the TNA Founder. Jarrett’s music hits and he walks out to the ring while Don West mumbles and says that that’s what Earl Hebner says sound like after Jarrett hit him. Foley is wearing Jeff Jarrett’s t-shirt and tells Jarrett to look at it. He puts over everything that Jarrett has done in the business and says that all that makes what he is about to do that much tougher. Foley calls Hebner a senior citizen and says he can?t let Jarrett run rough shot over TNA. He says as of now Jeff Jarrett will be fined and suspended without pay from TNA. Jarrett says he isn?t going to stand there and allow Foley to make a mockery of TNA. He says Mick’s ?comedy act? is over right now and then starts to leave but Foley stops him. Foley mocks one of the 3 Stooges and screams that that is a comedy act and then points to himself and says this is very serious. Foley got serious real quick. Foley says that Jarrett endangered the life of Earl Hebner and he doesn?t give a damn who he is. Jarrett says that Foley is going to far but Foley says it’s Jeff that has gone too far. Foley says that it’s Jarrett has crossed the line and he tells Jarrett that they can do it the easy way or the hard way but either way Foley is removing Jarrett from TNA. Jarrett says they?re going to have to do it the hard way and then he tries to jump Foley but Foley’s security run Jarrett over. They beat down Jarrett as Foley talks trash to him. Foley says that last week he told Jarrett that his reaction would be hardcore this week and he slides a chair to his security. He calls what’s happening ?tough love? and Rocco & Sal whip Jarrett into the ropes and they go for a double clothesline but Jarrett ducks and clotheslines them! Jarrett then lays them out with the steel chair! Foley looks on in disbelief as Jarrett challenges Foley to get back in the ring. Foley says that Jeff has left him no choice and says that he will single handedly throw Jarrett out after he gets his composure back. Jarrett sets the chair up in the ring and begs Foley to get back in the ring with him as Foley walks back to the back.
In the back Lauren is with Team 3D and asks them why they made the save for Beer Money last week. D-Von says that first, they have a problem with British Invasion because they bit the hand that fed them (saying that they give the Brits a chance in the Tournament but then turn around and jump them). Devon tells the Brits that they have no idea who their messing with and he says the Brits drew first blood but the Brits will soon be drowning in their own blood. Bubba says that the second reason is?the camera pans over and we see Raven sitting in the corner. Lauren says he’s weird and Bubba says he’s crazy. Bubba then says this business is about passing down knowledge and respect. He says they have beaten respect into Beer Money and says that they are the tag team of the future but 3D is still the greatest tag team of the present and at Slammiversary they will prove it. Lauren looks back at Raven then runs away as he just stares at her.
JB is in Jeff Jarrett’s lockerroom and he asks Jarrett for his reaction to what Foley said earlier. Jarrett says that now after having a chance to cool off he understands where Foley is coming from. He says in a fit of rage he hit Earl Hebner and there is no excuse for that. He says that it is his responsibility to set an example to the rest of the roster but everyone makes mistakes. He says he was going to leave on his own accord but since Foley wants to throw him out himself he says he?ll do it Foley’s way and tells him to bring it on.
Alex Shelley & ?Black Machismo? Jay Lethal w/Chris Sabin & Consequences Creed vs. Team 3D
Shelley and Devon start the match off and they lockup. Shelley gets the advantage with a wristlock and then Devon counters into one of his own. Shelley counters into a side headlock and then Devon pushes him into the ropes and goes for a backdrop, but Shelley lands on his feet and puts Devon in a waistlock. Devon scrambles to get to the ropes and then Shelley rolls backwards. Devon goes for a clothesline but Shelley ducks and hits some stiff leg kicks. Devon goes for several rights and lefts but Shelley ducks all of them and then hits a back kick followed by a spinning back kick. 1?2?NO Devon kicks out! Shelley attempts to whip Devon into the ropes but he reverses it and then hits a Powerslam for a nearfall of his own. Bubba tags in and they whip Shelley into the ropes. Bubba picks Shelley up in a sidewalk slam and then Devon runs in and hits a Guillotine Legdrop while Bubba drops him in the sidewalk slam at the same time! Bubba puts Shelley in a wristlock but Shelley grabs the ropes and is able to flip over and roll out of the hold. Shelley tags Lethal in and they lockup. Lethal puts Bubba in a wristlock but Bubba reverses it and then slams Lethal repeatedly. Bubba puts Lethal in an armbar and then Lethal gets to his feet and springboards into a backflip to counter the hold. Lethal kicks Bubba and then grabs Bubba’s arm and runs and jumps over the top rope to the floor and slamming Bubba’s arm against the top rope. Lethal climbs up top and hits a flying axe handle drop. Lethal with jabs and then he back handsprings off the ropes into a back elbow attempt but Bubba catches him in midair and hits a release German Suplex! Bubba tags in Devon and they whip Lethal into the ropes where Shelley blind tags Lethal and Lethal hits a double dropkick to 3D. Shelley runs in and then they hit double dropkicks to 3D sending them crashing to the floor. Creed and Sabin grab 3D on the outside and hold them while Shelley and Lethal fly through the ropes with double Suicide Dives! 3D move and they crash into their own partners on the floor! Sabin and Shelley begin shoving each other allowing 3D to jump them from behind. They throw Lethal back into the ring and whip him into the ropes. 3D goes for the 3D but Lethal holds onto the rope and Shelley comes in and low blows Bubba while Sabin distracts the referee. Lethal goes after Bubba as the referee forces Devon to leave the ring (he’s not the legal man). Lethal with an axe handle drop on Lethal and then he tags in Shelley. They choke 3D on the middle rope and then Shelley hits repeated kicks to the chest of Bubba but when he went for the third Bubba caught his leg and hit a stiff chop. Shelley quickly tags in Lethal and he puts the boots to Bubba. Lethal holds up his boots for Lethal to slam Bubba into them. Shelley tags back in they whip Bubba into the ropes but he ducks their clothesline attempt. Bubba tags Devon in and he hits double clotheslines on Shelley and Lethal. Devon whips Lethal into the ropes and hits a backdrop followed by a neckbreaker on Shelley and a clothesline to Lethal. Devon hits a sidewalk slam on Shelley for a nearfall. Devon tries to whip Shelley and then hits a flying clothesline for a nearfall until Lethal breaks it up. Bubba comes in and throws Lethal out of the ring and hits a scoop slam on Shelley. Creed runs in and then Sabin and they both get backdropped. Devon hits the Wassup Diving Headbutt on Shelley as Bubba held his legs open. The British Invasion run out but get knocked down by 3D. Bubba goes out to brawl with Rob Terry as Doug Williams sneaks from behind and hits Devon with the briefcase. Shelley rolls Devon up, 1?2?3 and they get the upset!
Winners: Chris Sabin & Jay Lethal via pinfall (rollup)
In the back Foley is talking about what just went down and then we see even more security for Foley. Foley hypes up his security to protect him from Jarrett. In the back we see Foley and his security walking into Jarrett’s lockerroom. Foley tells Jarrett that if he can?t do the time then he shouldn?t do the crime. Foley tells Jarrett he should leave on his own before he gets hurt. Jarrett says that he?ll leave but says that Foley needs to reevaluate his role in TNA.
In the back JB is with Booker and Steiner. Booker screams for Joe to make him bleed but it’s the Mafia so when you go after one, you go after them all. Steiner says they?re going to break Joe’s leg and then make him bleed.
Nation of Violence First Blood Match #1
?Samoan Submission Machine? Samoa Joe vs. ?Big Poppa Pump? Scott Steiner
Rules this match are that Joe will start off one-one with Scott Steiner and if Joe makes Steiner bleed then he moves onto the second match against Booker T., but if either Booker or Steiner make Joe bleed then they automatically win. Steiner meets Joe on the ramp but Joe hits Steiner with jabs and then throws him into the guardrail. Joe then tries to whip Steiner into the guardrail but Steiner reverses it. Steiner grabs the ring bell and nails Joe with it but isn?t busted open. Steiner puts the bell over Joe’s head and then hits it with the timekeepers hammer. Steiner throws Joe into the guard rail twice and then rolls him back into the ring. Steiner with right hands in the corner on Joe and then he whips Joe into the corner and charges, but Joe catches him with a Side Slam in midair! Steiner with right hands on Steiner and then whips him into the corner and hits a running back elbow followed by a leaping Enziguri! Joe puts the boots to Steiner and then goes for a running clothesline but Steiner ducks and hits an STO on Joe! Steiner pulls the turnbuckle pad off the corner and then tries to throw Joe into it but Joe blocks it and then slams Steiner into. Joe with stiff punches on Steiner and then tries to whip Steiner into the corner but Steiner reverses it. Steiner rolls out and grabs his steel pipe but Joe hits a Suicide Dive through the ropes onto Steiner on the floor. Joe grabs a garbage can and puts it over Steiner’s head and then nails him with the pipe over and over hard. Steiner is busted wide open now and he loses.
Winner: Samoa Joe via making Steiner bleed
Nation of Violence First Blood Match #2
Samoa Joe vs. Booker T. w/Sharmell
Joe hits Booker with uppercuts and throws Booker into the ring steps. Joe with chops on Booker and Booker comes back with kicks and knees to Joe. Booker throws Joe into the ring post and hits forearms. Booker throws Joe into the guardrail but he blocks it and then throws Booker into it. Joe slams Booker into the ring post but Booker comes back and throws Joe into the ring steps. Booker throws repeated knees to Joe’s head and then goes for a Harlem Sidekick, but Joe moves and crotches himself on the rail. Joe hits Booker with the steel pipe and Booker stops spitting up blood!
Winner: Samoa Joe via making Booker bleed
Joe screams into the camera that Kurt Angle is next.
In the back the Mafia are checking on Booker with Lauren and we see Raven looking on and staring at Lauren.
?The Franchise? Shane Douglas vs. ?The Phenomenal? AJ Styles
Douglas has a farmers tan (everything but the top of his arms are tanned). This is Douglas first match on TV in several years. They lockup and Douglas forces AJ into the corner and then they break it up. Douglas goes for a front kick on AJ but he catches his foot and then spins him around and fakes a right hand which causes Douglas to flinch. AJ mocks Douglas and then they lockup again and AJ gets Douglas in a wristlock. Douglas pokes AJ in the eye and puts him in a side headlock. AJ pushes Douglas into the ropes and then leapfrogs Douglas and hits the Phenomenal Dropkick! Douglas retreats to the floor as AJ gets the fans behind him. AJ hits a gorgeous slingshot cross body block onto Douglas on the floor. AJ goes to pick Douglas up but he grabs AJ’s tights and throws him into the guardrail. Douglas then throws AJ into the rail again and then tries to throw AJ into the ringpost but AJ reverses it and throws Douglas into it. AJ rolls into the ring to break the referees 10 count and then rolls Douglas back into the ring. AJ goes for the springboard forearm but Douglas pushes AJ’s feet out from under him and then hits a sliding dropkick sending AJ to the floor. Douglas rolls AJ back in and then chokes AJ in the corner. Douglas beats down on AJ and then they start trading right hands until ducks one and hits the Pele out of nowhere! 1?2?NO Douglas got his foot on the bottom rope! AJ charges at Douglas but he backdrops AJ over the top rope. AJ lands on the apron and then hits a shoulder block through the ropes followed by a slingshot into a sunset flip but Douglas blocks it and then punches AJ in the head. Douglas whips AJ into the corner and goes for the belly-to-belly suplex but AJ blocks it and hits a headbutt. AJ locks in the Flying Armbar out of nowhere and Douglas immediately taps out!
Winner: AJ Styles via submission (Flying Armbar)
After the match Douglas attacks AJ from behind and hits the Belly-to-Belly Suplex on AJ and then puts the boots to him. Daniels runs out to make the save and they start scrapping! Daniels puts the boots to Douglas and the referee tries to pull Daniels off. Daniels pushes Slick Johnson away and then when he turns around Douglas hits him with his towel and Daniels goes down for some reason. Douglas reveals that there was a pair of handcuffs hidden inside the towel! Douglas then handcuffs Daniels to the ropes and continues to beat down Daniels. Samoa Joe runs out and makes the save for AJ and Daniels as Douglas gets the hell out of town.
They show an awesome video package with quotes from people back in the day that said things like ?they?re independent?, ?they?re local?, and ?they can?t succeed? and then says that 7 years of passion come down to Slammiversary and a graphic that says ?Redemption.?
We see Lauren running away from Raven talking on the phone with ?Chris? telling him to come help her. Lauren goes into the women’s bathroom and then Raven sits down against the wall outside of it as we hear Lauren getting the hell beat out of her by somebody. We can then hear Daffney screaming at her and repeatedly slamming her into something. Daffney walks out leaving Lauren lying in the floor as Raven sits on the floor smiling.
Back from commercials Taylor Wilde is going nuts searing for Daffney and she finally finds her and swings a pipe at her, but Daffney ducks and then slams Taylor into the wall. We can see Stevie and Raven setting in a corner smiling and watching. Daffney throws Taylor into the wall repeatedly and screams at her choking her. Stevie finally stops Daffney and then squats down and tells Taylor that ?that’s all the time we have for this week.? Stevie and Daffney walk off and then we see Raven in the corner still just sitting.
In the back JB is with the Beautiful People and Angelina wants to know where their set is and JB asks someone to bring a throne to accommodate Angelina’s ?butt? but there isn?t one so he says he?ll have to accommodate her butt for her (God, wouldn?t we all want to). Velvet tells JB he’s nasty and then says Victoria is ugly and calls her a hoe. Angelina says that TNA is their house and calls Victoria a ?diva? and she’s walking into their house. Madison says she’s going to peel the skin off of Victoria’s oily body.
We see another vignette of ODB and Cody Deaner training.
In the back JB is walking with Kurt Angle and wants to know what’s going on with him. Angle tells Joe that if he wants him, he’s got him. Angle says he doesn?t care when it is but he wants Joe to bring it because he has something for him! Joe then walks into his lockerroom and slams the door on JB.
Madison Rayne w/The Beautiful People vs. Tara (formerly Victoria)
Tara is now Victoria’s official new ring name and boy, does she make those shorts she’s wearing look good. Tara and Madison lockup and Madison gets a wristlock on Tara. Tara counters it and wrenches on Madison’s arm. Madison kicks her and then reverses the hold. Tara then cartwheels into a reversal of her own! Tara slams Madison by her hair and then leg drops Madison’s arm while still holding it in a wristlock! Tara then puts Madison’s arm in an arm scissors. Tara gets back up and still holds onto the wristlock. Madison gets to the ropes and the BP pull her out. Madison hits a sliding dropkick through the ropes to the back of Madison. Tara then rolls her back into the ring and this a slingshot somersault leg drop! 1?2?NO Madison kicks out! Victoria puts Madison in a side headlock and then slams her back as the BP distract Tara. Tara turns back around but Madison knees her in the gut and starts beating her down. Madison puts Tara in a front chancery and then hits several knee strikes followed by a rolling neckbreaker. 1?2?NO Tara kicks out! Madison covers Tara again and only gets a two count and then again and still only gets a two count. Madison hits several right hands and gets yet another nearfall. Madison climbs to the top rope and goes for a Missile Dropkick but Tara moves out of the way and then hits an open hand palm thrust followed by several chops. Victoria kicks Madison and then hits a snap suplex and floats over into a pinfall, 1?2?NO Madison kicks out! Tara scoop slams Madison and then walks on her and hits the Standing Moonsault! 1?2?NO Madison still kicks out and Tara can?t believe it! Tara kicks Madison and then hits the Widow’s Peak! 1?2?3 and it’s over! Great match, Tara looked awesome!
Winner: Tara via pinfall (Widow’s Peak)
After the match Tara stares down Angelina as she stands there holding her title belt.
In the back JB is with Eric Young and he asks what has gotten into EY. EY says nothing has, he’s just tired of being abused and taken advantage of by the fans, Jeff, TNA, and even JB. JB tells EY that he needs to stop going around feeling sorry for himself and EY slaps the piss out of him!
In the back So Cal Val (replacing Lauren) is with Daniels but he just grabs the microphone from her and screams at Shane Douglas, telling him that if he wants a second chance then how about Daniels vs. Douglas at Slammiversary and if Douglas beats him he can have Daniels? TNA roster spot, but when Daniels beats him he has to leave TNA!
King of the Mountain Qualifying Match
?Olympic Hero? Kurt Angle vs. ?The Icon? Sting
Angle and Sting shake hands before they lockup. They lockup and Angle forces Sting into the corner and then they break the hold. They lockup again and this time Sting forces Angle into the ropes and they breakup again. They lockup once again and Angle gets Sting in a side headlock and then hits side headlock takeover. Sting counters with a head scissors and Angle fights out of it and they stare at each other in this deadlock so far. They lockup once again and again Angle gets Sting in a side headlock but Sting shoves Angle into the ropes and Angle hits a big shoulder block. They lockup again and this time Sting gets the side headlock and Angle shoves Sting off but Sting hits a shoulder block of his own followed by another one and Angle bails out to the floor as we go to commercials.
Back from commercials Sting and Angle are circling each other and Angle kicks Sting and then hits a European Uppercut. Angle hits a snap suplex and covers for a nearfall. Angle tries to whip Sting into the ropes but he reverses it and hits a clothesline followed by another clothesline this time sending Angle over the top to the floor! Sting climbs out to the floor and knocks Angle around the ring and then they get back in the ring. Sting goes for the Stinger Splash but Angle moves and then hits a Back Suplex! 1?2?NO Sting kicks out! Angle picks Sting up and hits a backbreaker for another nearfall. Angle covers Sting again and again only gets a nearfall. Angle puts Sting in a Sleeper but Sting fights to his feet and hits a back elbow and then attempts to whip Angle into the ropes, but Angle reverses it and then hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex! 1?2?NO Sting still kicks out and Angle gets another nearfall after that. Angle picks Sting back up and hits a snapmare and then puts Sting in a waistlock.
Back from commercials Sting is fighting back on Angle with back elbows and then he whips Angle into the corner. Sting charges but Angle gets his boot up and then they both clothesline each other! Both men are down as the referee makes the count. They both get to their feet at the same time and trade right hands. Sting hits a running clothesline and then another one and yet another one! Sting whips Angle into the corner and hits the Stinger Splash! Sting hits another Stinger Splash and then hits a Snap Suplex! 1?2?NO Angle kicks out! Sting picks Angle up but he quickly hits a German Suplex on Sting and then rolls over and hits another one and then he hits the third German! Angle pulls the straps down and goes for the Angle Slam but Sting blocks it and hits a double leg takedown. Sting goes for the Scorpion Deathlock but Angle grabs his ankle and pulls him down and locks in the Ankle Lock! Sting rolls through sending Angle into the corner. Sting hits a huge Powerbomb! Sting falls forward right into a pin, 1?2?NO Angle kicks out! Sting goes for the Scorpion Death Drop but Angle blocks it and shoves Sting into the corner. Angle goes for a running shoulder block but Sting moves and Angle nails the ring post! Matt Morgan runs out as Sting hits the Scorpion Deathdrop on Angle! Morgan distracts the referee and Sting is pissed. Sting yells at Morgan which allows Angle to get up and hit Sting from behind. Angle whips Sting into the ropes and Morgan hits Sting from behind allowing Angle to hit the Angle Slam! 1?2?3 and Angle advances to the KOTM Match!
Winner: Kurt Angle via pinfall (Angle Slam)
After the match Matt Morgan gets in the ring and Angle realizes what just happened and he’s not happy. Angle checks on Sting and then screams at Morgan. Morgan tries to raise Angle’s hand but Angle wont let him and then he shoves Morgan which causes Morgan to shove him back! Referees run out to hold them back as they scream at each other.
Scheduled for Next Week:
– 8 Man Tag: Beer Money & Team 3D vs. Lethal Consequences & Motor City Machine Guns
– Angelina Love & Daffney vs. Awesome Kong & Taylor Wilde
– House of Fun Match: Raven vs. TBA
– Daniels vs. Amazing Red
– Triple Threat: Mick Foley & Jeff Jarrett vs. AJ Styles & Samoa Joe vs. Sting & Kurt Angle
Slammiversary 7 Lineup so far:
– TNA World Title King of the Mountain Match: Mick Foley (c) vs. Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle vs. TBA vs. TBA
– TNA X-Division Title King of the Mountain Match: Suicide (c) vs. Jay Lethal vs. Consequences Creed vs. Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin
– TNA Tag Titles: Team 3D (c) vs. Beer Money
– Daniels vs. Shane Douglas