TNA Slammiversary match card complete for PPV event in Texas


Tomorrow night (June 10) is TNA's big 10th anniversary pay-per-view event Slammiversary and it's coming live to fans from outside Dallas in Arlington, Texas.

The show is headlined by TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode taking on Sting for the second time in almost as many months.

The tag team straps as well as the Knockouts Champion will be on the line as well as a three-way dance to determine who will fight for the title next Thursday (June 14) live on Impact.

All this and the first inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame will be announced.

But do you need to know the lowdown on the card before you enjoy the show tomorrow?

Well, have no fear, Cagesiders. We got you covered after the jump.

Hernandez vs. Kid Kash

Um, huh? Maybe they'll be offering this for free via YouTube or something?

Austin Aries vs. Samoa Joe

This match was awesome the first time I saw it back in 2004 when Aries ended Joe's nearly two year long reign as Ring of Honor (ROH) World Champion. Can they reproduce the same results almost a decade later?

Joe has seemed unmotivated as of late but Aries has been the exact opposite, stealing the show just about every chance he gets.

I suppose this isn't for the X-Division Championship as a weight limit was placed on the division last summer. Regardless, this could easily end up being match of night.

Crimson vs. ???

I'm unsure which route TNA will take with this one. Either the person who answers the Open Challenge is already a member of the company's roster -- think Eric Young -- which would be a disappointment or they bring someone in from the outside to tangle with Crimson.

If they do the latter, depending on the challenger's status with the company, beating Crimson may or may not be a good thing. Like say, Joey Ryan coming in and beating the big guy and then getting a decent push would be fine.

But someone who will only get a nostalgia pop and won't stick around would be a bad move.

Awww, it'll probably be Eric Young, who am I kidding?

Bully Ray vs. Joseph Park, Esq.

As my good friend and Cageside colleague, Thomas Holzerman, would say... HOSS FIGHT!

Abyss has been a revelation as his own brother. I can't say enough good things about how he's crafted a completely different character and made it his own.

And of course, Ray has been on fire as of late as well. They've both been in the business a long time and can hopefully build a good match together despite each participant's limitations.

Devon and Garett Bischoff vs. Robbie E and Robbie T

... I know when I will be getting up to pee.

Number One Contender's match: Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Rob Van Dam

Like my Cageside colleague Geno Mrosko -- and just about everyone else on the planet, probably even his own parents -- I hate Mr. Anderson with a burning passion. There's literally no redeeming aspect of his character, I hate every ounce of it.

Rob Van Dam has been uninteresting since he left WWE and is doing a pretty good job at getting TNA to pay him money for doing next to nothing.

Jeff Hardy showed up high as a kite to a pay-per-view and is currently facing drug trafficking charges.


World Tag Team Championship match: Christopher Daniels and Kazarian (c) vs. A.J. Styles and Kurt Angle

I can't prove it scientifically but if you're going to find out your wife is boning down with some other dude, having it done on a pro wrestling show is probably the worst way ever.

So Dixie Carter has been touching butts with Styles which is why he's been so successful in TNA. Daniels and Kazarian found out and exposed their secret to the world. Carter's husband understandably socked Styles in the face -- which he no sold -- and somehow we're supposed to want "The Phenomenal One" and crazy Kurt Angle to win?

Um, no?

How about that cuckold-making jerkhole gets what's coming to him?

Women's Knockout Championship match: Gail Kim (c) vs. Brooke Tessmacher

Kim has been on a tear since returning to TNA but I think her reign ends tomorrow. Tessmacher has done a decent job of chasing the title and it should end at Slammiversary. The company seems pretty high on her so don't be surprised if this title changes hands.

World Heavyweight Championship match: Bobby Roode (c) vs. Sting

Deja vu? No, as Trinity would say, this is a glitch in the Matrix.

So not event three months ago, Roode beat the tar out of Sting so badly, the Stinger had to take time off. Seriously, Roode handcuffed to the turnbuckle and made a crying Dixie Carter stare at him like some kind of deranged lunatic.

And Sting quit!

So he's back and immediately getting a title shot?

I just... I just don't know sometimes, TNA. You know, there are OTHER ways to build a program between Roode and Storm without having them wrestle one-on-one. I have extensive EWR experience, I can definitely help you out with that.

There you have it, Cagesiders. What match are you looking forward to the most?

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