Slammiversary

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Slammiversary
TNA Slammiversary Logo
TNA Slammiversary Logo
Promotion(s) Impact Wrestling
First event Slammiversary (2005)
Signature match types King of the Mountain match

Slammiversary is a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by the Impact Wrestling promotion held in June. It is considered one of Impact's flagship PPV events along with Lockdown and Bound for Glory (the biggest show of the year). The name of the show is a reference to the anniversary of the first Impact (then called TNA) event, held June 19, 2002. The Slammiversary name was first used in June 2005. Slammiversary was the longtime host of the King of the Mountain match.

History

King of the Mountain

Slammiversary is the home of the King of the Mountain match, a five-man reverse ladder match which was previously contested for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship or the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. The match debuted on the June 2, 2004, edition of TNA's weekly pay-per-view in Nashville, Tennessee, and became featured at Slammiversary after that up until the 2010 edition. From 2010 to 2014, the King of the Mountain match was not featured on Slammiversary at all. However, the match made its return in 2015, where the newly announced TNA King of the Mountain Championship was on the line to crown the inaugural champion.

Events

# Event Date City Venue Main Event Ref
1 Slammiversary (2005) June 19, 2005 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone A.J. Styles (c) vs. Abyss vs. Monty Brown vs. Raven vs. Sean Waltman in a King of the Mountain match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
2 Slammiversary (2006) June 18, 2006 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Christian Cage (c) vs. Abyss vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. Ron Killings vs. Sting in a King of the Mountain match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
3 Slammiversary (2007) June 17, 2007 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Municipal Auditorium A.J. Styles vs. Chris Harris vs. Christian Cage vs. Kurt Angle vs Samoa Joe in a King of the Mountain match for the vacant TNA World Heavyweight Championship
4 Slammiversary (2008) June 8, 2008 Southaven, Mississippi DeSoto Civic Center Samoa Joe (c) vs. Booker T vs. Christian Cage vs. Rhino vs. Robert Roode in a King of the Mountain match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship with Kevin Nash as special guest enforcer
5 Slammiversary Seven June 21, 2009 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills Mick Foley (c) vs. A.J. Styles vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle vs Samoa Joe in a King of the Mountain match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
6 Slammiversary VIII June 13, 2010 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Rob Van Dam (c) vs. Sting for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
7 Slammiversary IX June 12, 2011 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett to become number one contender to the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and the Olympic gold medal [1]
8 Slammiversary 10 June 10, 2012 Arlington, Texas College Park Center Bobby Roode (c) vs. Sting for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
9 Slammiversary XI June 2, 2013 Boston, Massachusetts Agganis Arena Bully Ray (c) vs. Sting in a No Holds Barred match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
10 Slammiversary XII June 15, 2014 Arlington, Texas College Park Center Eric Young (c) vs. Lashley vs. Austin Aries in a Three-way Steel Cage match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
11 Slammiversary (2015) June 28, 2015 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Jeff Jarrett vs. Eric Young vs. Matt Hardy vs. Bobby Roode vs. Drew Galloway in a King of the Mountain match for the inaugural TNA King of the Mountain Championship
12 Slammiversary (2016) June 12, 2016 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Drew Galloway (c) vs. Lashley in a Tap Out or Knockout match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship [2]
13 Slammiversary XV July 2, 2017 Orlando, Florida Impact Zone Lashley (Impact Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship) vs. Alberto El Patrón (GFW Global Championship) in a Title vs. Title Winner Takes All Match
14 Slammiversary XVI July 22, 2018 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Rebel Complex Austin Aries (c) vs. Moose for the Impact Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship
(c) - refers to the champion prior to the match

References

  1. ^ Caldwell, James (2011-01-14). "TNA News: TNA reveals date & location for annual Slammiversary PPV, updated 2011 TNA PPV dates". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2011-01-14.
  2. ^ "Slammiversary Main Event Set: Galloway vs Lashley With Knockout or Tap Out Stipulation". Impact Wrestling. Retrieved 2016-06-02.

External links

  • ImpactWrestling.com
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