- Rockstar Spud and Ethan Carter III finally go one-on-one.
- Taryn Terrell holds the TNA Knockout Women’s Championship for at least most of the year.
- The Hardys win the TNA World Tag Team Championship for the first time ever.
- Kurt Angle gets back in the ring.
- Gail Kim goes into the TNA Hall of Fame.
- Lashley finally leaves MVP & Kenny King.
- Gunner finally becomes TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
- HAVOK suffers her first pinfall/submission loss in TNA.
- Rhino returns.
- Low Ki wins the one championship from TNA that has eluded him, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.
The show began with General Manager Hulk Hogan telling everybody that after what had happened at the end of last week’s Impact Wrestling, Hulk gave her daughter and Knockouts Executive Brooke Hogan the night off. Hulk then went on to discuss the Bound For Glory Series; he announced that both Jeff Hardy and Bobby Roode had automatically been entered into the series, who both come out to the ring. The three men are then interrupted by Aces & Eights. TNA World Heavyweight Champion, President of The Aces & Eights, and Hulk’s estranged son-in-law Bully Ray, brings up the fact that not one member of Aces & Eights is entered into the Bound For Glory Series. Hulk then tells Bully that one member of Aces & Eights will end up qualifying by winning a Battle Royal that features only members of Aces & Eights later on in the show. Hulk also announced that next week on Impact Wrestling, it will be Open Fight Night, which allows anybody on the TNA roster to call out anybody and that person is required to fight. Hulk then said that the TNA Fans will get to vote on whether Jeff Hardy or Bobby Roode get …
TNA Slammiversary XI: New Champions, Kurt Angle Hall of Fame Bound, Bully Ray Retains World Championship
- June 5, 2013
Slammiversary XI marked the 11th anniversary of TNA. New champions were crowned, the TNA Hall of Fame 2013 Inductee was revealed, and one champion retained his championship. In a 3-Way Ultimate X Match, Kenny King defended his X Division Championship against both Chris Sabin and Suicide. In the end, it was Sabin who climbed across the X-shaped ropes above the wrestling ring to grab the championship belt and become the new X Division Champion. Just like last year, the X Division Champion will get to trade in his championship in exchange for an opportunity at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at the upcoming Pay-Per-View event, Destination X. Austin Aries was successful last year, can Sabin be just as successful? In a 6-Man Tag Team Match, the team of Samoa Joe, Brutus Magnus, and the returning Jeff Hardy defeated Aces & Eights members Ken Anderson, Garett Bischoff, & Wes Brisco. Also, in the Gut Check tournament final, Jay Bradley defeated Sam Shaw to earn a spot in the upcoming Bound For Glory Series, which will determine who will challenge for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at TNA’s biggest show of the year, Bound For Glory IX this year. Also, Aces & …
The show began with General Manager Hulk Hogan coming out to discuss the No Holds Barred TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match between Champion and the President of Aces & Eights Bully Ray and Challenger and TNA Hall of Famer Sting at the upcoming Slammiversary Pay-Per-View event. Hogan then has Sting come out; he then reminds Sting about the fact that he agreed that if he didn’t beat Bully Ray then he would never get another opportunity at the championship again for the rest of his career. While Hogan tried to persuade Sting into not going through with it, Sting made it clear that his mind was made up. Then, Hulk’s daughter and Knockouts Executive Brooke Hogan comes out and tells Hulk and Sting that she feels that neither one of them is at fault for all the power that Aces & Eights have gained, but that she is at fault because she was the one that fell for her estranged husband Bully Ray. Brooke was then about to resign as Knockouts Executive because she felt that it was best for TNA, but before she could, her father cuts her off before she does something she may regret. Bully Ray then …