Hey there Fight Fans, we hope you have had an excellent weekend and are ready for IMPACT Wrestling's biggest show of the year, Slammiversary!
-We get a video package for all of the competitors involved in tonight's event. We then move on to an extended video package for the IMPACT World Heavyweight Championship match between the champion Brian Cage and the challenger Michael Elgin, including a Fight Network segment called LAX Diary that shows them backstage and traveling before they are seen talking to Fallah Bahh and a couple of other people, talking about how they got their start and about growing up. Santana talks about a backyard wrestling match where he fell on thumb tacks and his mother and sister freaked out before they talk about their barbed wire rope ladder match against OvE. Santana talks to Michael Elgin about Nike shoes before they look at the weapons for a match and Santana talks about an ECW match between Bully Ray and Tommy Dreamer where Bully used a cheese grater on Tommy. Konnan meets with them while Ortiz is having dinner before we see them finding out that their match is being moved to the main event spot while the crew are putting the ring together.
Ortiz talks about the kind of mindset he has to be in before a match and how people think that wrestling is fake before Ortiz talks about becoming a father and the effects of that has on you mentally in the ring. Ortiz talks about how guys get injured off of the simplest things and not the crazier stuff while talking about his son and being reluctant to do some things now he wasn't a few years ago. We end with Santana being nostalgic about being a kid and wanting to become a wrestler and his home life and using wrestling as an escape from reality.
-We open the show with a video package for the history of IMPACT and the transition from the old to the new and the new generation.
TJP vs Trey vs Jake Crist vs Willie Mack
Jake plays to the crowd and gets hit with a double superkick before TJP hits a huricanrrana and Willie hits a Samoan drop into a standing moonsault for a quick two count. TJP puts Jake in a one legged figure four before Trey sends Willie into TJP and makes TJP DDT Willie. TJP locks in an octopus stretch that Willie breaks up before TJP hits a wrecking ball dropkick and Jake sends him to the outside. Willie hits a springboard cross body before Jake hits a diving tornado DDT and Trey a 619 from the apron into a flipping senton over the top rope. Trey rolls TJP back into the ring and catches Willie on the top turnbuckle before TJP locks in a surfboard stretch to Trey that Willie breaks up with a diving stomp. Everyone hits a move before Jake suplexes TJP into the corner for a near fall and rocks him with a variety of kicks before hitting Willie with a DVD for a near fall that TJP breaks up. TJP suplexes Jake who counters the Detonation Kick before TJP locks in a kneebar that Trey breaks up with a meteora. Jake then hits a diving cutter before Willie hits him with a frog splash for the pin and the win.
Winner: Willie Mack defeats Jake Crist, TJP and Trey when he pins Jake with a frog splash.
-The IMPACT World Tag Team champions The North are interviewed about winning the titles at Bash at the Brewery and tonight's triple threat match.
IMPACT Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match
The North (c) vs The Rascalz vs LAX
LAX send The North out of the ring before hitting Dez with a variation of a backbreaker and Wentz with a running boot before Santana hits Dez with a rolling cutter. Josh hits Wentz with a blue thunderbomb for a two count before locking in an ankle lock and Ethan keeps anyone else from getting in the ring until Dez superkicks him and uses Wentz as a weapon by launching him into Ethan. Rascalz double up on Josh for a two count before LAX double team Josh for a two count and Josh hits a variation of a diving moonsault before Ethan hits a flipping senton for a near fall. LAX hit their assisted cannonball in the corner and hit Josh with a double reverse suplex before The North counter a doomsday device by LAX. The North double team Ortiz while Santana is being attended to at ringside for a near fall that Wentz breaks up.
The Rascalz then hit their finisher to Ortiz before Ethan takes them out and he and Josh pin Ortiz for the win.
Winner: The North retain their IMPACT World Tag Team Championship by defeating LAX and The Rascalz via pinfall when they pin Ortiz.
-After the match The Rascalz help Santana to the back before we cut to a promo by Sami Callihan ahead of his match against Tessa Blanchard.
-We get a video package for Eddie Edwards and Killer Kross' first blood match.
First Blood Match
Eddie Edwards vs Killer Kross
Eddie attacks Kross on the ramp before they make their way into the ring and right back out of it before Eddie chops Kross at ringside and grabs a chair. Kross chokes Eddie and powerbombs him onto the apron before Eddie comes back with an overhead belly to back suplex and sends him out of the ring with forearm strikes. Eddie goes for a suicide dive before Kross throws a chair at his head and piles chairs up at ringside before Kross hits a gun wrench suplex off of the apron and down onto the floor. Kross swings a chair around, but Eddie dodges repeatedly before throwing a chair at Kross, Kross getting into the ring and trying to cover his head to avoid a potential trickle of blood if he's cut open. Kross takes control off of the distraction and sets Eddie on the top turnbuckle before Eddie fights him off and crotches him on the top rope before hitting a flying Boston Knee Party.
Eddie finds Kenny and Kross locks in a choke before they roll out of the ring and Eddie hits a Tiger driver onto the floor. Eddie hits a shining wizard and breaks Kenny in half before he digs the broken stick into the mouth of Kross until he bleeds for the win.
Winner: Eddie Edwards defeats Killer Kross by making him bleed.
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