Open Challenge Match
– Crimson vs. James Storm
Crimson makes his way out to the ring, walking cockily the whole way down.
Crimson grabs the mic and reiterates that he’s been undefeated for a long time. He says everything is bigger in Texas, he’s looking at the biggest group of losers he’s seen in his life. He came here tonight to fight, and he knows no one in the back wants to fight. He doesn’t care if it’s one of the crappy Mavericks, or the Rangers, even one of the Cowboys if he has to. He’s going to wait until someone accepts the challenge. He waits in the ring. The crowd is chanting for Goldberg. He asks the referee to begin counting. James Storm’s music hits, and it looks like the cowboy has returned.
Storm attacks right away, clotheslining Crimson over the top rope before he can even get his gear off. He blasts Storm with a kick to the chest before suplexing him back into the ring. Storm mounts Crimson and blasts him with punches. Storm beats on Crimson in the corner and hits a big chop, then another.
Crimson is able to take Storm out with a chop from behind. He rips his ring jacket off and uses it to choke Storm. Crimson hits a couple of elbows in the corner to the side of the head before running into a big clothesline. Storm hits a running elbow, an inverted atomic drop, and a big code breaker.
Storm hits the superkick and pins Crimson for three, ending the streak.
Winner: James Storm
Storm celebrates after the match, spraying the crowd with beer.
JB is backstage with Austin Aries. Aries says what’s next for him. In less that a years time he’s become the most dominant wrestler here. He passes tests every month. There’s only one AA level talent here. He wants to be the man here. He wants to set the bar, and he wants to be the main event, and he’ll do anything he has to, to get there.
The signing of Hulk Hogan is included as the #2 Top moment in TNA history.
Dixie Carter makes her way out to the ring to a pretty dead reaction from the crowd. It gets a bit better when she gets to the ring.
Dixie thanks the fans and says this is the largest crowd they’ve ever had in the US. Dixie thanks her parents, the Jarrett’s, and Spike TV. Dixie says they’re proud of their wrestling. She thanks every wrestler who’s ever been in the ring. She asks the roster to come out to join her. The roster make their way out to the stage.
Even the agents and Hogan make their way out as well. Dixie says she’s proud to be associated with them. She says she’s like to introduce the first inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame. We get a video package of Sting, and it looks like the Stinger will be the first man to get the nod to go into the TNA Hall of Fame.
Sting makes his way down to the ring, and he looks a bit emotional. The fans chant ‘Thank you, Sting’. Dixie says that’s the same response he gets everywhere. When TNA was a small struggling company, Sting stepped up. They couldn’t have gotten anyone more special. Every year Sting has come back, and he’s helped them be where they are today. She knows he has an important match tonight, but at Bound for Glory, they’ll have the formal induction ceremony, and she hopes everyone can tune in. Sting says he’s not prepared for this. He thanks Dixie, all the wrestlers standing on the stage, and all the fans. Sting says when he first got here he tried to entertain, and tonight, it’ll be showtime.
TNA Knockout Women’s Championship Match
– Gail Kim (c) vs. Brooke Tessmacher
Brooke is the first woman out to the ring, to a nice reaction from a hometown crowd. Gail Kim is out next, and she doesn’t get nearly as warm of a reaction.
The bell rings and we get a lock up. Kim takes Brooke to the mat. Brook shoves Kim. Kim rolls up Brooke for two, then hits a big dropkick. Brooke responds with an arm drag. Gail bails to the outside. Brooke tries for a baseball slide, but Gail avoids it and slams Brooke into the apron.
Kim brings things back into the ring and slams Brooke face first into the corner. Brooke comes out of the corner with a big clothesline from the middle rope, then a big hurricanrana. Kim hangs her up on the top rope to kill her momentum before choking her with her boot, and hitting her with a couple of forearms. Kim hits a shoulderbreaker, putting Brooke down across her knee.
Kim locks in a submission. Brooke fights out, only to be sent right back down to the mat. Kim locks in a head scissors and wrenches back. Kim breaks the hold and goes for a pin, but only gets two. She blasts Brooke with a big forearm before choking her against the bottom rope. Brooke comes up with a neckbreaker out of nowhere.
Kim and Brooke trade forearms. Brooke hits a couple of clotheslines, and then a big dropkick. Brooke tries for a suplex, but something goes wrong and it doesn’t happen. Kim hits a necktie neckbreaker, and Brooke rolls to the apron. Kim hits a spear that sends Brooke falling to the floor.
Kim heads out and sends Brooke back into the ring. Kim tries for eat defeat, but it’s blocked by Brooke. Kim tries for a suplex, but she’s rolled up by Brooke, and this time it’s for three.
Winner and NEW TNA Knockouts Champion: Brooke Tessmacher
Christy Hemme interviews Brooke, who cries and says she never expected this. She says God bless Texas, and gets a huge pop, of course.
JB is backstage, and he’s interrupted by Bully Ray. Ray asks if he knows who he is and where he’s from. He says he’s from God’s country, New York City. He says he’s got Joseph Park right where he wants him, in a wrestling ring. He says there’s no wrestling tonight, it’ll be an all-out assault. He says he’s got the contract Park signed, and basically Ray won’t be responsible because anything goes. As far as Abyss is concerned, maybe he didn’t leave him for dead, but if he shows up tonight, Ray won’t be wrong twice. We get a video package that shows the history leading up to this match, as ridiculous as it may be.
– Bully Ray vs. Joseph Park
Bully Ray is the first man to make his way out for this match. He doesn’t get a warm reception from the Texas crowd.
Joseph Park is out next, wearing an Underarmor warm-up tracksuit. Park doesn’t have any music, and he looks nervous as he heads down to the ring.
Park is slow to get into the ring, but when he does, the bell rings. Ray asks for Park to take the first shot. Park takes off his glasses, then takes a shot, but Ray ducks it. Ray talks a bit of trash, asking is Park is serious. Ray slaps Park.
Park goes for a couple more shots, but Ray avoids them and slaps Park’s head. Ray puts his hands behind his back. He slaps and spits at Park. Another slap, and another. Ray continues to talk trash through the whole thing. Park avoids a splash, and slaps Ray across the face. Ray attacks and takes Park down to the mat.
Ray stomps at Park before choking him with his boot. Ray kicks at Park’s ribs. Ray heads to the outside and grabs a chair. He goes for a chair shot, but Park moves and Ray connects with the top rope, hitting himself with the chair. Parkl grabs the chair, and Ray begs off. Park allows the crowd to distract him, which allows Ray to get in a cheap shot from behind. Ray blasts Park with a chair shot across the back, and then another. Park bails to the outside and Ray follows. Ray slams Park’s head into the announcer’s table.
Ray hits a series of punches before sending Park beck into the ring and heading to the middle rope. Ray goes for a senton, but Park moves. Park gets up to his feet and psychs himself up. He hits Ray with a series of lefts and rights, beating on him in the corner before shoving him down to the mat. Park turns right around into a big boot to the face that stops his momentum.
Ray heads to the outside and grabs a table and a kendo stick. He brings both back into the ring and sets up the table in the middle of the ring. Ray goes for a kendo stick shot, but Park hits Ray with a low blow, and grabs the stick. Park blasts Ray with a kendo stick shot to the head, and goes for the pin, but he only gets two. Ray crawls into the corner, and Park runs into a back elbow, which sends him to the outside.
Park rolls under the ring, and Abyss rolls out another side after a brief wait. Abyss chokeslams Ray through the table, then heads out and under the ring. Park rolls out the other side and looks over into the carnage in the ring. Park rolls into the ring and pins Ray for a three count.
Winner: Joseph Park
JB is backstage with Bobby Roode, and he asks him about his match with Sting. Roode says tonight everyone wants to celebrate, the ten years of TNA’s existence, and the Hall of Fame, but the only thing they should be celebrating is Roode, because without him there’d be no Impact Wrestling. He’s the longest reigning champion in history for a reason. He also doesn’t care about Sting’s induction. He says the only thing people will remember is when he ends Sting’s career and walks out with his title.
Hogan comes out and asks everyone to give it up for Joseph Park and Slammiversary. He says he’s got one more surprise for everyone, and he wants everyone to give it up for Christian Cage. Christian makes his way out to the ring. Tenay and Taz don’t seem to treat this like it’s a big deal at all.
Christian has a mic. He asks if people can guess the question he’s been asked the most this week. Will he be appearing at Slammiversary. He tells everyone to drink it in. Who’da thunk it, huh? Christian Cage standing in a TNA ring. He looks around says the last time he was here the ring had a few more corners. He says even though the ring might change, the venues and faces might change, the fans don’t change. The fans have allowed TNA to be in existence for ten years and beyond. He tells everyone to give themselves a round of applause.