I was live at this TNA Slammiversary 2012 event, so here is the TNA Slammiversary 2012 Review from being in person at the PPV. I must say that I walked in with some skepticism due to TNA Wrestling production in recent years. This PPV was worth the 10 bucks admission and was solid from beginning to end.
TNA Slammiversary 2012 Review: The Big Picture
My favorite TNA Slammiversary 2012 matches were the opening bout of Austin Aries and Samoa Joe and the tag team championship match between Kurt Angle/AJ Styles and Kaz/Daniels, which in my opinion stole the show. The crowd was energetic, more so than any other TNA event that I’ve been to.
I hope that they can keep up this level of quality in their product, I would love to see move live events with this caliber of entertainment value! Outstanding TNA PPV from top to bottom, the Tag Team and X Division title matches stole the show!
TNA Slammiversary 2012 Review: James Storm returns and end Crimson streak
Storm beating Crimson was the right thing to do as it sets up Storm going into the summer and setting him up for Bound for Glory. There was abit of anti climax among the fans in attendance when James Storm was revealed as the mystery opponent. Maybe people were expecting a new superstar to take up the challenge….like Chris Masters, John Morrison or even Goldberg.
Oh and finally a new Knockouts Champ in Miss Tessmacher! I’m just glad there’s finally gonna be fresh feuds for that strap again…
TNA Slammiversary 2012 Review: Sting TNA Hall of Famer
So, Sting was the first TNA HOF induction……cant say didnt see that coming….but was Sting there at the birth of TNA? Did his family invest their money to get the company up and running, to pay the first stars their wages to kickstart the company? But yes..make him the first inductee, had the blatant ignorance of pretending that Jerry and Jeff Jarret’s did nothing and give it to someone who you hope, is over enough that fans will go…oh yeah, Sting….I agree with that.
As for the WWE Christian’s TNA Slammiversary 2012 appearance…I would expect him to make a joke of his appearance next time hes on WWE TV……fans chanting he sold out, really? Christian was just one of many WWE talent who wanted to return back to the bigger company, for financial and career reasons.
TNA Slammiversary 2012 Review: Bobby Rhode defeats Sting
I think that Roode now needs to be going over clean. While cheating, desperation, and luck are fine for the beginning of a title run even a heel deserves strong booking seven months in. And, more importantly, Roode deserves it. He has been a great champion for TNA.
I would’ve set up the Scorpion Death Lock in the middle of the ring like TNA did but that should’ve been the ending spot with Sting being pushed to the corner off of a reversal by Roode only to have him bounce off the turnbuckles and be hit by the Pay Off. 1-2-3. The belt doesn’t enhance Sting. Losing doesn’t hurt him. A strong win definitely enhances Roode and TNA needs that for the payoff at Bound For Glory when James Storm finally takes the strap
Roode has been an outstanding TNA champ and the fact he could very well have close to a year reign is freaking amazing in this day and age in wrestling. Hopefully he wins cleanly on Thursday against Anderson to kinda wipe away him not winning cleanly Sunday, he needs more clean wins but all in all I can’t complain he’s been outstanding.
TNA Slammiversary 2012 Review – This was the best wrestling ppv so far this year other than Wrestlemania 28. Every match on the card was stellar, and most of them were excellent. The Christian cameo was nice, and he was very well-received by the crowd. Sting as the first TNA HoF inductee was also perfect, and a nice moment. Lots of emphasis placed on young stars tonight, with a good mix of veterans as well. Kudos, TNA. Hopefully you won’t drop the ball with this new found momentum. Oh and one more thing, what a great crowd tonight. Don’t know how many were there (it looked like about 7-8K, and they were loud!), but this shows that TNA should get out of the Impact Zone more.