TNA Slammiversary 2016 Results: Three titles changes rearrange the landscape of TNA
Three new champions crowned that might lead to new rivalries
This year’s TNA Slammiversary was one of the most historic events for the organization, featuring five title matches. The event took place in Orlando, Florida. This event decided the fate of many rivalries.
BOBBY LASHLEY VS DREW GALLOWAY FOR THE TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE
Drew Galloway headed to the ring to defend his TNA Heavyweight Championship against his challenger Bobby Lashley. There was an additional stipulation to the match that the only way to win was by submission or by knockout (basically a Last Man Standing stipulation).
The match involved back and forth action that involved grappling and submissions, also many ten counts. But fortunately for Lashley, he gradually gained an advantage over his opponent as the match progressed. The match turned in favor of Drew towards the ending, but Lashley maneuvered out of the way to secure a choke on the champion leaving Galloway unconscious.
RESULT: BOBBY LASHLEY BECOMES THE NEW TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION
JEFF HARDY VS MATT HARDY FULL METAL MAYHEM MATCH
The Hardys are two of the most entertaining wrestlers in the industry, whether they are fighting as a tag team or against each other. This match was not an exception either.
The match starts on the ramp where the two brothers collide trying to dismantle each other. As the name suggests the match involved metal instruments like ladders and trash cans and tables. The match ends with Jeff hitting a Swanton Bomb on an unconscious Matt on the table, to pick up the pin.
RESULT: JEFF HARDY WINS VIA PINFALL
EC3 vs MIKE BENNETT
The heated rivalry has finally come to this. This match turned the fans in the arena alive. The match began with a lock up and later shoulder blocks, then continued on to an unpredictable match. It seemed as if both competitors were equally matched at some point in the match.
With a lot of technical maneuvers demonstrated by both the men, the match turns out to be entertaining. As the match nears the end, fans chant for EC3 as he hits Bennett with a TK3 followed by a One Percent to pick up the victory.
RESULT: EC3 WINS VIA PINFALL
BRAM VS ELI DRAKE FOR THE TNA KING OF THE MOUNTAIN TITLE MATCH
Bram and Eli Drake square off for one of the most prestigious titles in TNA. Initial minutes into the match Eli plans on leaving the match with the title as he heads to the back, only to be attacked by Bram. The fight continues outside the ring with both men having to take the bitter end of the physical impacts. The match is brought back into the ring. The match nears the end when Drake hits Bram with a Blunt Force Trauma.
RESULT: ELI DRAKE RETAINS HIS KING OF THE MOUNTAIN TITLE
JAMES STROM VS BRAXTON SUTTER
James Strom is one of the most entertaining wrestlers in TNA’s history with his great in-ring skills that blend with his cowboy gimmick and mic skills. Before the match, Strom starts with promo stating that he has been an important person in the history of TNA who has worked all 14 Slammiversary events.
The initial part of the match is controlled by Strom as he dominated Sutter until he kicks Strom on his head. Sutter begins to keep his opponent down with his own bag of moves. But later on, Strom manages to hit Sutter with the Last Call and picks up the victory.
RESULT: JAMES STROM WINS VIA PINFALL
GAIL KIM VS SIENNA VS JADE TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FOR THE TNA KNOCKOUTS TITLE
The match is one of the most anticipated matches with the TNA Knockouts title at stake. The match begins with Gail and Jade double teaming Sienna. Soon, all three women go at each other. Gail runs after Maria who tries to interfere during the match only to be attacked by her. In the end, Sienna picks up the pin after assistance by Maria and Allie.
RESULT: SIENNA BECOMES THE NEW TNA KNOCKOUT CHAMPION
THE TRIBUNAL VS GRADO AND MAHABALI SHERA:
The Tribunal head to the ring accompanied by Al Snow and cut a promo. Snow states that he is going to make wrestling great just like how his hero Donald Trump will change America. The match begins with The Tribunals delivering Grado and Shera a complete beatdown, dominating them completely.
Snow interferes and chokes Shera when the referee is distracted. As the match proceeds to the end, Grado attacks Baron Dax and goes for the pin. But the referee is distracted by Snow. The Tribunal attacks Grado with a double team effort to score a pin.
RESULT: THE TRIBUNAL WIN BY PINFALL
EDDIE EDWARDS VS ANDREW EVERETT VS DJ ZEMA ION VS TREVOR LEE : FOR THE TNA X DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP
Ion and Edwards begin the attack on Lee and Everett. The match turns out to be action packed as all four wrestlers give their best. The match is taken outside the ring where all four of them fight. Fans are totally involved in the X Division action as we could hear the ‘TNA’ chants loud in the arena. All four wrestlers give their best and sacrifice their body to grab the title. At last, Eddie rolls Lee for a pin and wins the title out of nowhere.
RESULT: EDDIE EDWARDS BECOMES THE NEW X-DIVISION CHAMPION