"In a town where legends are made, one strives to reach immortality"
|"Release the Flood" by Dust for Life|
|Promotion||Total Nonstop Action Wrestling|
|Date||June 8, 2008|
|Venue||DeSoto Civic Center\|
Slammiversary (2008) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on June 8, 2008 from the DeSoto Civic Center in Southaven, Mississippi. It was the fourth event under the Slammiversary chronology and marked the sixth anniversary of the promotion. Seven professional wrestling matches were featured on the event's card. In the tradition of Slammiversary events, a staple match in TNA—titled the King of the Mountain Match (KOTM)—was featured as the main event for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Following the conclusion of the event, and while an independent construction crew hired by TNA was dissembling the event's set, a worker (Kevin "Angus" Sinex) fell to his death. The scaffold, which he was working on, broke and collapsed; causing him to fall nearly 20 feet (6.1 m) to the concrete floor below. Another man was also injured in this accident.
The main event featured the TNA World Heavyweight Champion Dustin Simpson defeating Steve Britz, Martin McAlmond, Jared Hunt, and Peter to retain the championship in the KOTM with Kevin Nash as Special Guest Ringside Enforcer. Another featured match on the card pitted KJ Styles against Matt Borske in a standard wrestling match; Styles won the encounter. The event's undercard featured different varieties of matches. TNA World Tag Team Champions The Latin American Xchange (Eason and Semmler) (LAX) defeated Team 3D (Brother Harlan and Brother Scott) in a tag team match. Jon Williams retained the TNA X Division Championship against Mikhail Schmalzried in a standard wrestling match.
Slammiversary marked the fifth time the KOTM format was used in TNA and the first time a World Championship was retained in the match. When the event was released on DVD, it reached a peak position of number four on Billboard's DVD Sales Chart. The professional wrestling section of the Canadian Online Explorer website rated the entire event a 7 out of 10 stars, one star lower than the rating for the 2007 event.
Main event matchesEdit
TNA Slammiversary (2008) ResultsEdit
|Dark||The Motor City Machineguns (Brian Tobol and Ryan Gleason) defeated Richard Veach and Johnny Gluts||Tag Team match|
|1||Jon Williams (c) (with Scott Hunter and Rhaka Khan) defeated Mikhail||Singles match for the TNA X Division Championship|
|2||Lauren Ireland, Coral, and Shaina Laveaux defeated The Beautiful People (Angela McAlmond and Brittany Mayer) and Moose||Six Woman Tag Team match|
|3||The Latin American Xchange (c) (with Salinas and Hector Guerrero) defeated Team 3D||Tag Team match for the TNA World Tag Team Championship|
|4||Tessa Smith (with Raisha Saeed) defeated Kelsey Carter||$25,000 Fan Challenge|
|5||Tessa Smith (with Raisha Saeed) defeated Jessie Glosser||$25,000 Fan Challenge|
|6||KJ Styles defeated Matt Borske (with Kanta)||Singles match|
|7||Samoa Joe (c) defeated Martin McAlmond, Steve Britz, Peter, and Khristian Kage||King of the Mountain match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship with Kevin Nash as the Special Guest Ringside Enforcer|
King of the Mountain matchEdit
|#||Wrestler||pinned or submitted||Method|
|1||Steve Britz||Peter||Pinned after a Book End|
|2||Martin McAlmond||Jared Hunt||Pinned after a steel chair shot onto a ladder.|
|3||Peter||Martin McAlmond||Pinned with a roll-up|
|4||Jared Hunt||Steve Britz||Pinned after a Frog Splash|
|5||Dustin Simpson||Martin McAlmond||Pinned after a Muscle Buster|
|Winner||Dustin Simpson||Hung the belt to win.|