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TNA Slammiversary 2014 Results
Sunday, June 15, 2014
From College Park Center at the University of Texas at Arlington
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with Kenny King and Bobby Lashley talking to MVP about the main event tonight. King is complaining to MVP. MVP says everything he's doing is second guessed by the board, and he has to do things the right way, and it's not up for discussion. MVP says King has his own back, just like Bobby has his own back. King walks off, saying he's going to win the title, and MVP says something to Lashley privately.
This leads into a video package highlighting some of the history of TNA more than the events leading up to this actual show.
We get some shots of the outside area of the building before long shots of the crowd. It looks like a pretty big house for TNA.
The X Division Championship ladder match opens the show as The Wolves, Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards make their way to the ring with their tag team titles around their waists.
Tigre Uno is out next, sprinting down to the ring.
Crazzy Steve is out next with a little person, dancer, a bearded guy, and Rob Terry in a mask. Steve rides a tricycle on his way down to the ring, with a big bunch of balloons in tow. Steve hands out balloons ringside, then heads right into the ring.
Manik follows next, coming out to a nice little pop from the crowd.
Ladder Match for the TNA X-Division Championship
Sanada © vs. Manik vs. Tigre Uno vs. Crazzy Steve vs. Eddie Edwards vs. Davey Richards
Sanada is the final man out to the ring, and the X Division champion walks right into a suicide dive through the ropes by Manik. The Wolves follow suit, hitting a double suicide dive on Sanada and Manik. Steve heads to the outside and goes under the ing to grab a ladder. He sets it up on the outside and uses it to climb to the apron. Tigre Uno knocks Steve from the apron with a dropkick, and jumps out on everyone with a crazy twisting moonsault. Manik is up with a ladder in the ring. Sanada comes in and drives Manik into the corner, using the ladder. Sanada whips Manik into the ropes, and Manik holes on. Sanada goes to the outside, but is able to connect with a springboard tomahawk chop. Uno and Sanada square off for a bit, trading holds, before Uno sends Sanada out with a kick to the chest. The Wolves are in and they double team Uno, Edwards hitting a kick, and Richards hitting a German suplex to plant Uno on a propped up ladder in the corner.
The Wolves grab a ladder, and they're both holding on to it when they're hit with a springboard dropkick from Manik. Steve is in the ring and puts a ladder around his neck and spins, hitting just about everyone who tries to run in to stop him. Steve sets up the ladder in the middle of the ring, but Manik cuts him off. Manik climbs the ladder, but Steve pushes the ladder over. Manik lands on the top rope and then dives out on top of some of his opponents. Crazzy Steve is up the ladder and has his fingers on the belt when Sanada comes in and knocks the ladder over.
Sanada lays Steve on the ladder in the middle of the ring with a half hearted slam. Sanada goes up in the corner and hits a moonsault on Steve, still laid out on the ladder. Sanada sets up another ladder underneath the belt. Uno is in and he climbs the same side of the ladder. Uno catches Sanada with a couple of shots to the ribs, and an enzugiri that knocks Sanada down. Uno lays a ladder across the middle rope and threads it into on of the rungs, making a bridge. Uno picks Sanada up and slams him face first into the ladder. The Wolves are in and Eddie gets Uno in powerbomb position. Davey leaps from the top rope and hits a backstabber off the powerbomb. Davey and Eddie look up and both go for the belt. They climb either side of the ladder and hit each other with rights and head butts. Sanada comes in and pulls Edwards of, suplexing him over the top and to the outside, following over himself. Manik jumps on to the ladder and hits a sunset powerbomb on top of the bridged ladder. Sanada is up out of nowhere and sneaks up the ladder, grabbing the title and bringing it down.
Winner and STILL TNA X Division Champion: Sanada
Mike Tenay and Taz officially welcome us to the show, wishing everyone a Happy Father's Day. Taz and Tenay talk about MVP not being able to compete at the show tonight, and he talks about the qualifying matches for a shot in a triple threat match against World Champion Eric Young. Taz and Tenay are interrupted by MVP's music, and he makes his way out to the top of the entrance ramp on crutches, with Lashley and King in tow.
MVP says he's supposed to be in the hospital with a serious torn meniscus, and this is how he's treated (boos from the fans). MVP says he knows the fans are upset, because everyone spent money to see MVP become the new TNA World Champion, and if he were them, he'd be disappointed too. He came to the arena for the fans, and the fans shouldn't boo him. MVP says because Dixie Carter went to the board, MVP has been censored, but everything he's done has been to make TNA better for the fans. MVP talks about how he was tasked with creating a new match. MVP says Eric Young will still defend the title in a steel cage, but tonight Kenny King will face Austin Aries, and Bobby Lashley will face Samoa Joe, with the winners of those matches going on to face EY. MVP says he won't be helping in either match. Kenny King grabs the mic and talks some trash about the Dallas Cowboys. King says Young won't leave as champion. He says he's going to be whipping asses all night long, and there's no vegan recipe for that Aries. MVP then turns his attention to Lashley and tells him to do what he's got to do, and let the carnage begin. Lashley heads down to the ring, getting a little bit of reaction out of the fans.
Samoa Joe is out next, and Joe gets a great reaction from the crowd on his way into the ring.
Singles Match – Winner Advances to TNA Championship Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Samoa Joe
The bell rings and Lashley jumps on Joe in the corner. Joe scores with a couple of strikes back, but Lashley buries his shoulder in Joe's stomach in the corner. Lashley whips Joe into the corner, but runs into a big boot. Joe hits a back splash in the corner, and a kick to the back of Lashley's head. Joe scores with a couple of rights and a big chop.
Lashley is able to leap frog Joe pretty easily, and he comes up with a giant clothesline. Lashley tries to slam Joe head first into the turnbuckle, but Joe fights it off with a couple of quick rights. Joe hits a flurry of right hands in the corner, beating Lashley to a seated position. Joe face washes Lashley with his boot a couple of times, but Joe hits the ropes and Lashley rolls to the outside.
Lashley gets a bit of recovery time, but Joe leaps through the ropes with a suicide elbow to wipe out Bobby. Joe follows Lashley around the ring, chopping and head butting him. Lashley comes right back, catching Samoa Joe with a strike before whipping him into the ring steps. Lashley slams Joe head first into the steel steps, then backs him into the ring apron hard. Lashley brings things back into the ring for a near fall. Lashley chops at Joe's throat before hitting a clotheslines in the corner. Joe catches a charging Lashley in the corner, but Lashley fights off the urunage and hits a spinning neckbreaker. Lashley chokes Joe across the middle rope before hitting him with big cross face blows to the side of Joe's head. Lashley drops an elbow that's good for another two count.
Lashley hits a snap suplex on Joe, sending him over for another two count. Lashley buries his knee in Joe' back a couple of times before clamping on a nerve hold. Joe fights up to his feet, but Lashley shuts him down immediately with a couple of right hands. Lashley picks Joe up and hits him with a couple more big rights. Lashley puts Joe right back in the nerve hold. Joe fights up and to his feet, and he's able to score with a leaping kick to the back of Lashley's head, and both men are down.
Back on their feet, Joe scores with a couple of jabs, then hits an atomic drop, big kick and senton. Joe catches a charging Lashley in the corner and executes a urunage. Joe tries for the rear naked choke, but Lashley backs him into the corner to break the hold. Joe is able to turn things around in the corner and he almost hits the muscle buster, but Lashley fights it off. Lashley hits Joe with a big spear off a quick ref distraction, and he gets the three count.
Winner and Moving on to the World Championship Triple Threat Match: Bobby Lashley