Slammiversary VIII

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Slammiversary VIII
Slammiversary vii.jpg
Promotional poster featuring
Sting and Rob Van Dam
Tagline(s) The Biggest Pay Per View Of The Summer
Theme
song
(s)
"Fractured" by Taproot[1]
Information
Promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Date June 13, 2010
Attendance 1,100[2]
Venue TNA Impact Zone
City Orlando, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
Sacrifice (2010) Slammiversary VIII Victory Road (2010)
Slammiversary chronology
Slammiversary (2009) Slammiversary VIII Slammiversary IX

Slammiversary VIII was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on June 13, 2010 at the TNA Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida.[3] It was the eighth event under the Slammiversary chronology.

This was the first time since 2006 that Slammiversary was held at the Impact! Zone, and the first time that a King of the Mountain match didn't take place.

The main event was between Rob Van Dam and Sting for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship in which Van Dam retain his title. Matches on the undercard featured The Enigmatic Assholes (Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson) defeated Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) in a tag team match, Jay Lethal defeated A.J. Styles, and Abyss defeated Desmond Wolfe in a Monster's Ball match.

Storylines[edit]

Slammiversary VIII featured nine professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers are portrayed as villains, heroes or less distinguishable characters in the scripted events that build tension and culminate into a wrestling match or series of matches.

On the May 20 edition of TNA Impact! Sting was ranked number one in the first Top 10 ranking by the TNA Championship Committee and was as a result given a shot at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Slammiversary.[4]

On June 10, Dixie Carter said on Twitter she would have a big surprise at Slammiversary that would ultimately change TNA forever.[5][6] Also using Twitter, she later clarified her statement to indicate that while there will be a surprise revealed at Slammiversary, it will not be the one said to "change TNA forever," which will instead be revealed in the coming weeks. It was soon known that Tommy Dreamer was the surprise after making his debut at the TNA Wrestling Pay-per-view event.[7]

Results[edit]

No. Results[7] Stipulations Times
1 Kurt Angle defeated Kazarian Singles match 14:15
2 Douglas Williams (c) defeated Brian Kendrick Singles match for the TNA X Division Championship 09:33
3 Madison Rayne (c) defeated Roxxi Title vs. Career match for the TNA Women's Knockout Championship 04:42
4 Jesse Neal defeated Brother Ray Singles match 05:51
5 Matt Morgan defeated Hernandez via disqualification Singles match 05:18
6 Abyss defeated Desmond Wolfe (with Chelsea) Monster's Ball match 11:45
7 Jay Lethal defeated A.J. Styles (with Ric Flair) Singles match 16:45
8 Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson defeated Beer Money, Inc. (James Storm and Robert Roode) Tag team match 13:55
9 Rob Van Dam (c) defeated Sting Singles match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship 10:58
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TNA Slammiversary: June 13 On PPV". Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Slammiversary 2010". Pro Wrestling History. Retrieved 2010-06-21. 
  3. ^ Gerweck, Steve (2010-04-15). "TNA Slammiversary date and location announced". WrestleView.com. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  4. ^ Keller, Wade (2010-05-20). "TNA Impact results 5/20: Keller's ongoing "virtual time" coverage of show on Spike TV including Top Ten Contenders revealed". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-05-30. 
  5. ^ Nemer, Roy (2010-06-10). "Dixie Carter promises surprise for Slammiversary". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  6. ^ Nemer, Roy (2010-06-11). "Dixie Carter says TNA will change forever". WrestleView. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  7. ^ a b Caldwell, James (2010-06-13). "Caldwell's TNA Slammiversary results 6/13: Ongoing "virtual time" coverage of live PPV - RVD vs. Sting, Hardy & Anderson, "nice surprise"". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-06-13. 

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