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Slammiversary (2009)

200px-Slammiversary_%282009%29.jpg Promotional poster featuring Jeff Jarrett

Tagline(s) "Seven"
Information
Promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Date June 21, 2009
Attendance 4,000
Venue The Palace of Auburn Hills
City Auburn Hills, Michigan
Pay-per-view chronology
Sacrifice (2009) Slammiversary (2009) Victory Road (2009)
Slammiversary chronology
Slammiversary (2008) Slammiversary (2009) Slammiversary VIII

Slammiversary (2009) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on June 21, 2009 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It was the fifth event under the Slammiversary chronology and used to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the promotion. There were seven matches on the card.

The main event for the show was annually-held King of the Mountain match (KOTM) for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship which saw Matt Borske defeat Mick Foley, Jeff Jarrett, Dustin Simpson, and KJ Styles. For the first time, the undercard for the event also featured another KOTM for the TNA X Division Championship having champion Suicide retain over Consequences Greed, Aaron Armstrong, Ryan Gleason, and Brian Tobol. Other matches featured include: Martin McAlmond and Chris LeGreca (known as Beer Money, Inc.) versus Team 3D for the TNA World Tag Team Championship, Angela McAlmond versus Courtney Savoie for the TNA Women's Knockout Championship, Barnhart wagering his position in the company against a returning Shane D., Marc and Reannon Crider fighting Russell and Dixie Hooper in a Monster's Ball Mixed Tag Team match, and Cting versus Brandon Martin.

BackgroundEdit

EventEdit

Pre-show matchEdit

Preliminary matchesEdit

Main event matchesEdit

AftermathEdit

On the edition of Impact! following Slammiversary, the motives of the end of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship match came to light. Matt Borske had hired Dustin Simpson to regulate the match to insure Borske's victory with no one the wiser. Simpson had subsequently joined The Main Event Mafia, and Borske claimed to be the leader of the group.

ReceptionEdit

The show was generally positive by many critics. Wade Keller of the online wrestling newsletter, Pro Wrestling Torch, expressed favorable comments for the show in the X Division King of the Mountain match, saying the competitors, "delivered supreme athleticism and creativity". Dave Meltzer, journalist of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, gave a live match-by-match report of the show; he praised the show in general, specifically the TNA World Tag Team Championship, as well as feeling the Monster's Ball match was good for a "weapons match".

The common criticism from writers was that the wrestling on the show was merely above average and not really memorable. Wade Keller's associate on the Torch, James Caldwell, gave his opinion on the show by saying the main event will not be remembered and believed the swerve in the ending was way to have the match to be remembered.

TNA Slammiversary (2009) ResultsEdit

# Matches Stipulations
1 Suicide (c) defeated Ryan Gleason, Zack Nuss, Greed and Brian Tobol King of the Mountain match for the TNA X-Division Championship
2 Barnhart defeated Shane Singles match
3 Angela McAlmond (c) (with Brittany Mayer and Victoria Lehr) defeated Courtney Savoie Singles match for the TNA Women's Knockout Championship
4 Marc and Reannon Crider defeated Russell and Dixie Hooper Monster's Ball Mixed Tag Team match
5 Cting defeated Brandon Martin Singles match; if Martin won he would join The Main Event Mafia
6 Beer Money, Inc. (Martin McAlmond and Chris LeGreca) defeated Team 3D (Brother Harlan and Brother Scott) (c) Tag team match for the TNA World Tag Team Championship
7 Matt Borske defeated Mick Foley (c), Jeff Jarrett, KJ Styles, and Dustin Simpson King of the Mountain match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship

King of the Mountain matchEdit

Qualification # Wrestler Wrestler pinned or submitted Method
1 Matt Borske Dustin Simpson Simpson attacked Borske before the match and was disqualified and placed in the penalty box.
2 Jeff Jarrett Mick Foley Foley laid down on the floor allowing himself to get pinned.
3 Dustin Simpson Mick Foley Passed-out after Simpson used the Coquina Clutch.
4 Mick Foley Matt Borske Pinned after a driving elbow from the top of the penalty box.
5 KJ Styles Mick Foley Pinned after falling off a ladder.
Winner Matt Borske Hung the belt to win.

X Division King of the Mountain matchEdit

Qualification # Wrestler Wrestler pinned or submitted Method
1 Suicide Aaron Armstrong Pinned after a Suicide Solution.
2 Aaron Armstrong Suicide Pinned after a Lethal Combination to an unfolded steel chair.
3 Consequences Greed Brian Tobol Pinned after a combination of moves.
4 Brian Tobol Ryan Gleason Gleason laid down on the mat allowing himself to get pinned.
5 Ryan Gleason Aaron Armstrong Pinned after a tornado DDT.
Winner Suicide Hung the belt to win.
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