TNA PPVs CALDWELL'S TNA SLAMMIVERSARY PPV RESULTS (Hour 2): Hall of Fame inductee revealed, new Tag & TV champions
Jun 2, 2013 - 9:00:53 PM
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TNA Slammiversary PPV results
June 2, 2013
Report by James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
Second Hour PPV Results
In-ring: TV champion Devon made his way out to the ring with Mike Knox for his TV Title defense. Joseph Park's music hit next, but no sign of Park, who was taken out by Devon and Knox a little while ago. Taz asked for the horrible music to stop, then Devon took the mic and asked where "Joseph Parks" is. Devon said it seems like he fell and can't get back up. Devon said it's no different than when his team, the New York Knicks, beat the Celtics in the NBA Playoffs. Devon told the crowd to shut up, then they started up a "Let's Go Bruins" chant in response since the Bruins knocked off the N.Y. Rangers in the NHL Playoffs. Devon then told ref Stiffler to count to ten so he can be declared the winner.
4 -- TV champion DEVON (w/Knox) vs. JOSEPH PARK -- TV Title match
The bell sounded and Stiffler began his ten count. A full ten-count was reached, awarding Devon the victory.
WINNER: Devon via count-out at 0:32 to retain the TV Title.
After the bell sounded, Devon said he knew Park didn't have it in him, just like his brother, Abyss. Devon said if Abyss were here right now, he would whoop Abyss's ass, just like he did to his brother. But, considering Abyss isn't here, he figures they'll head back to the clubhouse. Suddenly, Abyss's music played. Out came Abyss, who stumbled around the ring before clotheslining Knox over the top rope to the floor. The bell sounded to officially begin the match.
5 -- TV champion DEVON (w/Mike Knox) vs. ABYSS -- TV Title match
Devon quickly knocked down Abyss and slowed down the match pace to begin wearing down Abyss. But, Devon took his time going for a second-rope headbutt, allowing Abyss to avoid. Abyss made his comeback, then nailed Black Hole Slam. Abyss covered and he wins the TV Title. "Are you kidding me?!" Taz screamed on commentary. He said he won't be a potty-mouth like other people, but this is bull.
WINNER: Abyss at 3:49 to capture the TV Title. Another feel-good victory for TNA, pointing to things evening out later in the show. (*1/2)
Video Package: Sting's TNA Title history.
Hall of Fame announcement
In-ring: TNA president Dixie Carter was introduced to the ring. Carter tickled the ears of the fans, then said they are celebrating every man and woman who has stepped into this ring over the past 11 years. Together, they have built TNA into a "global success." Carter got down to business that she will be announcing the second inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame. Last year, it was Sting. For tonight's announcement, she asked the roster to come out on-stage.
The TNA roster slowly spilled out on-stage, including Sting and Hulk Hogan, then Kurt Angle bringing up the rear. After the TNA theme music stopped, Dixie said she is very proud to announce the second Hall of Fame inductee. "And that is...Kurt Angle." Angle sold as if he won a big contest, then nervously walked into the ring. Angle hugged Dixie, then TNA rolled a video package on Angle's history.
After the video aired, TNA cut back to the ring, where Angle was crying. Dixie hugged Angle, who then stood back in the ring. Dixie grabbed Angle's hand, then noted Angle "crossed the line" in 2006 when he came to TNA. Dixie said Angle gave this company the ability to know that they would make it. So, the 2013 Hall of Fame inductee is Kurt Angle.
Dixie gave the stage to Angle, who raised his hand in the air to soak up the crowd applause. Angle said he wasn't expecting this, then noted he's had some awesome moments here in Boston. But, this one has to be the best so far. Angle thanked the Good Lord for giving him the gift to wrestle, then thanked his wife and kids at home. Angle said he's just glad to make everyone proud, then thanked Dixie for bringing him here. Angle said Dixie and her family made him love wrestling again, then said he's very humbled by this.
Angle shouted out to A.J. Styles (his opponent tonight), Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, James Storm, and other guys who have been here since the beginning. Angle said he's in the Hall of Fame because of them, then thanked Dixie and Jeff Jarrett, which drew some applause. Angle said this company changed his life and he appreciates each and every one of the fans. "God bless you," Angle concluded before his music played.
Ringside, Taz "set aside" his Aces & Eights allegiance to say he's thankful for this moment for Angle. Keneley then noted Angle will wrestle Styles later tonight before feeding to a third video package on Sting's title history.
Earlier Tonight: Steve Borden a/k/a Sting arrived at the building for his TNA Title shot later tonight.
Backstage: JB was standing by to talk with Bad Influence. Daniels said the Tag Titles didn't mean anything one year ago, but then they walked into the tag division and shined up those belts again. Daniels ran down their opponents in the Tag Title match tonight before Kazarian noted James Storm disgusts him. Kaz vowed to get their hands raised tonight and only then will everyone have permission to worship them.
6 -- TNA tag champions CHAVO GUERRERO & HERNANDEZ vs. JAMES STORM & GUNNER vs. AUSTIN ARIES & BOBBY ROODE vs. BAD INFLUENCE (DANIELS & KAZARIAN) -- TNA Tag Title match -- four-team elimination match
The early portion of the match built to an in-ring confrontation between ol' Beer Money partners Roode and Storm. Roode trash-talked Storm, so Storm responded with right hand strikes. Storm then brought in Gunner, so Roode bailed to tag in Hernandez. Gunner and Hernandez had a big-man square-off, then decided to bring smaller wrestlers (Aries and Kaz) into the ring. Chavo also brought Daniels into the ring for Hernandez to deliver a double shoulder-breaker to Kaz and Daniels.
The action temporarily broke down, then Chavo and Hernandez suddenly came flying off the ramp with double-splashes to Bad Influence. Embarrassed, B.I. found an opening to attack Hernandez from behind to begin wearing him down. Roode & Aries could not maintain control on Hernandez, though, and Hernandez tagged in Chavo. The focus on Chavo prompted Tenay to bring up Chavo's WCW, WWE, and TNA tag history. Chavo snapped off Three Amigos, which set of a series of moves from everyone in the match.
Suddenly, Daniels used the Tag Title belt to smash Storm's injured knee behind the ref's back. That did not factor into the match at this point, though, as other wrestlers took the spotlight. Chaos ensued, then Daniels brought the tag belt into the ring to attack other wrestlers. Ref Earl Hebner saw it and DQ'ed Bad Influence, drawing boos from the crowd.
*** Daniels & Kaz eliminated via DQ at 11:10 ***
After the decision, Daniels complained to the ref, who ignored him. Suddenly, Aries pinned Chavo, guaranteeing new tag champs.
*** Chavo & Hernandez eliminated at 11:31 ***
The two remaining teams went back and forth before Gunner put Roode in the Torture Rack, but Aries smashed him in the back. Aries then nailed a top-rope 450 Splash on Gunner, but Gunner kicked out just in-time. The announcers freaked out about Gunner escaping the 450, then the action broke down again. Storm superkicked Aries, then Gunner put Aries in the Rack. Aries was forced to tap out, giving Storm and Gunner the victory to a light reaction.
Afterward, Storm celebrated with Gunner then Storm brought out the beers for a post-match celebration.
WINNERS: Storm & Gunner at 16:44 to win the Tag Titles. A lot of chaos packed into 17 minutes. There was never really a flow to the match with so many people in the match, but the end result gives the division a new look with Storm & Gunner holding the titles, even if it feels like yet another throw-it-against-the-wall moment for Storm, who has been in about six programs in 2013. (**1/2)
Backstage: JB brought in Brooke Hogan to discuss the Knockouts division. Brooke said she thinks Taryn Terrell will prove herself tonight against Gail Kim, then JB changed the subject to Bully Ray. JB asked Brooke if she still loves Bully, to which Brooke quietly replied that she's ending the interview.
7 -- GAIL KIM vs. TARYN TERRELL -- Last Knockout Standing match -- ODB special referee
The bell sounded and the two rivals came face-to-face to begin a bitter fight. Gail quickly over-powered Taryn, then applied a standing submission to try to KO Taryn. Gail continued the assault, then thought she had it won, but Taryn reached her feet and KO'ed Gail to the outside. ODB applied a ten count on the floor, but Gail made it back into the ring. Taryn tried to capitalize with a figure-four around the ringpost to give Gail a test of her own medicine, but Gail fought off.
The Knockouts brawled on the ramp, then to the ring apron, and then down to the floor again. No winner, though. On the floor, Taryn finally KO'ed Gail, reached her feet before ten, and ODB counted out Gail. TNA replayed the high-points of the brawl, then Taryn was shown standing tall on the ramp.
WINNER: Taryn at 9:22. Gail did a great job enhancing Taryn, who TNA wanted to get over as a tough Knockouts wrestler in this setting.
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