July 18 is the date for Impact’s upcoming Slammiversary PPV. The card has four title fights and teases at least one former World Champion returning. To keep the hype train rolling, Impact counted down the 5 greatest moments of Slammiversary.
5. Taya wins Monster’s Ball - Slammiversary (July 7, 2019)
4. Sting as first TNA Hall-of-Famer - TNA Slammiversary (June 10, 2012)
3. Pentagon shaves Sami Callihan’s hair - Slammiversary (July 22, 2018)
2. AJ Styles vs Bully Ray in Last Man Standing - TNA Slammiversary (June 12, 2011)
1. Kurt Angle becomes first TNA World Champion - TNA Slammiversary (June 17, 2007)
To be honest, this week’s countdown video is not that cool. The big moves in the women’s Monster’s Ball looked too planned, but Taya stealing the win played out more organic. Sting being honored and Pentagon working as a barber are not top 5 material in my book. The top two slots is when the action picks up.
AJ Styles went insane with a 20-foot elbow drop through a table onto Bully Ray. Bully kicking AJ though the wooden stage was comical and a creative way to win Last Man Standing. Kurt Angle achieving glory with the top TNA title was a big moment, however, it was Chris Harris who stole that scene with a diving spear to knock Christian Cage off the ladder.
I think this year’s Slammiversary has high potential to snatch spots 3 through 5 in next year’s video. Who knows how many surprise returns are planned. In addition, there will be a new World Champ after Tessa Blanchard was fired.
How do you rate Impact’s 5 greatest Slammiversary moments? Which are missing? What predictions do you have for moments in 2020 that could make next year’s list?