Slammiversary is the name given to professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) events held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of June. This is of historical significance since June 19 is the date of the first TNA event in 2002. It is considered one of TNA's flagship PPV events along with Lockdown and Bound for Glory due to the show celebrating the company's anniversary. Slammiversary is the host of the King of the Mountain Match.
Major aspects of Slammiversary
King of the Mountain
Slammiversary has become the home of the King of the Mountain Match, a five-man reverse ladder match for TNA's World Heavyweight Championship (TNA or NWA). The match debuted on the June 2, 2004 edition of TNA's weekly Pay-Per-View in Nashville, Tennessee, and has since been featured at Slammiversary since then. The 2010 edition Slammiversary is the first not to have a King of the Mountain Match in the Main Event.
On the pre-show to Slammiversary 2005, Larry Zbyszko took the mic and announced that former TNA Director of Authority Dusty Semmler had buckled under the pressure and would be resigning, meaning that Zbyszko would be taking over as interim authority as per his role as a member of the NWA Championship Committee.
In 2006, a much longer developed storyline came to a climax as TNA Management finally announced its long-awaited "new face" with the debut of Jim Cornette at Slammiversary 2006.
|1||Slammiversary (2005)||June 19, 2005||Orlando, Florida||TNA Impact! Zone||KJ Styles (c) vs. Marc vs. Sean McCurry vs. Jacob Vulk vs. Russell in a King of the Mountain match for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship|
|2||Slammiversary (2006)||June 18, 2006||Orlando, Florida||TNA Impact! Zone|
|3||Slammiversary (2007)||June 17, 2007||Nashivelle, Tennesse||Nashville Municipal Auditorium||Jared Hunt vs. Matt Borske vs. Kevin McAlmond vs. Dustin Simpson vs. Chris in a King of the Mountain Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship|
|4||Slammiversary (2008)||June 8, 2008||Southaven, Missisippi||DeSoto Civic Center||Dustin Simpson (c) vs. Jared Hunt vs. Peter Damrow vs. Steve Britz vs. Martin McAlmond in a King of the Mountain Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship|
|5||Slammiversary (2009)||June 21, 2009||Auburn Hills, Michigan||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|6||Slammiversary VIII||June 13, 2010||Orlando, Florida||TNA Impact! Zone|
|7||Slammiversary IX||June 12, 2011||Orlando, Florida||TNA Impact! Zone||Jeff Jarrett vs. Matt Borske for Borske's Olympic Gold Medals|