Tenay sends it to JB in the back. JB is up in the Carter Family suite. Dixie says they’re in her home town where everyone loves her, and her family and friends. They talk a bit about the upcoming match tonight between EC3 and Bully Ray. Dixie says no one’s seen Ethan’s vicious side. JB asks Dixie about some high level meetings she had this week. Dixie says she’ll talk about it in the middle of the ring when the world is listening.
They talk a bit about MVP hurting his knee, and Dixie calls it karma before saying there’s more coming.
Back out in the arena, Magnus makes his way down to the ring to some boos from the crowd.
Willow is out next, and Tenay talks about Jeff Hardy’s alter ego and how he’s taking on the man who beat Jeff Hardy for the World Championship. Willow runs around the ring before falling over comically, and then heading into the ring.
Willow leaps right back out of the ring and sits next to some of the ringside officials.
Abyss’ music hits, and Tenay talks about how Willow said he’d have Abyss in his corner earlier this week. Abyss gets one of the biggest pops of the whole match, and he’s not even wresting in this match.
Magnus vs. Willow
The bell rings and Magnus and Willow circle each other. Bram distracts Willow, and it allows Magnus to get in a couple of quick shots. Willow comes up with a jaw breaker that sends Magnust to the outside. Willow dropkicks Magnus through the ropes, but when he goes for a baseball slide, Magnus catches him in the apron and hits him with a series of clubbing blows. Magnus sends things back into the ring for a couple of near falls.
Magnus sends Willow into the ropes and hits a big clothesline, wiping Willow out for another near fall. Magnus almost gets caught with a roll up, but Magnus rolls through and picks up Willow, hitting a big powerbomb for another two count. Magnus hits a couple of forearm shots to Hardy’s face, then takes him into the corner where he hits a couple of shots to the gut. Magnus hits a vertical suplex, goes for yet another pin, and gets a two count.
Magnus locks in a rear chin lock. Willow is able to fight out of it, but then runs right into a sleeper hold. Magnus takes Willow down to the mat and stares down Abyss. The ref checks on Willow and drops his arm once, twice, but not three times. Willow begins to fight back up to his feet, getting out of the hold. Willow ducks a clothesline and hits a leaping forearm to Magnus’ forehead.
Willow hits an inverted atomic drop and a leg drop to the midsection for two. Willow hits a back single leg dropkick, the does some sort of fancy flip into a slap in the face to Magnus in the corner. Willow goes up in the corner and hits a dropkick to a seated Magnus’ chest. Magnus fights off the twist of fate, but Willow is able to knock him down to the mat following a splash from the middle rope. Willow goes back to the top and tries for a swanton, but misses.
Bram tries to get into the ring but Abyss pulls him out and immediately begins beating him down. Magnus is out and he and Bram double team Abyss for a bit. Willow heads up to the top rope and leaps off backwards, crashing down into Bram and Magnus. Abyss rolls Bram into the ring, where he hits a couple of big clotheslines, and a splash in the corner. Abyss tosses Bram to the outside.
Magnus and Willow get back in the ring. Willow hits a twist of fate, then another twist of fate immediately after. Willow goes for the pin, but only gets two. Bram has a steel tool in hand, but Abyss goes under the ring and pulls out Janice. Abyss stalks Bram up the apron and to the back. Willow goes for the whisper in the willow, but Magnus pulls him down, and drives Hardy into the mat with what looks like a urunage, hard for three.
Abyss comes down to the ring to break up Bram and Magnus’ celebration and check on Hardy
Taz and Tenay talk for a bit about the honor of being inducted into the Hall of Fame. JB says it’s become a yearly tradition for TNA to announce an inductee at Slammiversary. JB introduces last year’s inductee, to announce who’ll be going in to the Hall this year. Kurt Angle walks out to the ring to a nice pop from the fans.
Angle has a mic, but soaks up the ‘Angle’ chants for a bit. Angle thanks the fans. He says he’d like to thank to board of directors for allowing him to make this announcement. Angle says that being inducted is a level of greatness that’s respected by the boys in the back, and the fans. And for that, Angle is grateful. Angle says he’s not retired yet, and tells the fans not to thank him now. Angle announces the next member of the TNA hall of fame. Angle says they’re quite possibly the greatest tag team of all time, Team 3D.
Devon and Bully Ray make their way to the ring to a big pop from fans in attendance.
After a lot of posing, Bully’s got a mic. Bully and Devon still don’t talk for a while as they listen to chants of ‘we want tables’.
Bully says that is the best ‘we want tables’ chant that they’ve heard in forever. He stops for big ‘3D’ chants. He tells Devon he can’t begin to tell him how great it is to be standing in the ring together again. Bully and Devon hug.
Lots of ‘welcome back’ chants for Devon. Bully says they accept the Hall of Fame induction, for one reason, the fans. For their entire career, each of the fans were responsible for taking and making Team 3D the most successful tag team in the history of pro wrestling.
Devon gets the mic. He says last August, when he left TNA, he vowed not to come back. He thought he was done, and that he was through. ‘You still got it’, chants from the crowd. Devon says thank you, but then he got the phone call, saying they’d be inducted into the TNA hall of fame. Devon says he’s created history with Bully Ray, and it’s only fitting that if they go out, they go out together. Devon says if it means going out in the Hall of Fame, they’ll do it in a blaze of glory. Devon testifies, and the two men pose a bit more to a lot of love from the fans.