Last night was TNA Slammiversary 10 which marked the 10th year of the TNA Impact Wrestling existence. I thought the pay-per-view was pretty solid and it started off with Austin Aries defending the X Division Title against Samoa Joe. They had a solid opening match and I have to say Austin Aries is on fire right now and coming into this own. It seems like they are making him one of the faces of the company. I do think they need to start utilizing Samoa Joe in a better way because he is one of the most talented wrestlers out there and he deserves the chance to shine one again. It was a good match to open the pay-per-view.
I don’t know how the Kid Kash and Hernandez match got made but it was a very solid match. Both men had something to prove because neither of them have been on TV in a long time. Hernandez was being pushed for the longest time as a singles competitor and I think he should be once again. Kid Kash is still a great high flyer and needs to be a mainstay in the X Division. Hernandez wins the match and hopefully gets on a good singles path again.
Robbie E and Robbie T versus Devon and Garrett Bischoff was a typical tag team match that didn’t have an epic feel to it. I do like the work of all four competitors and hope Robbie E and Robbie T get more time on TV and get a tag team run. The concept they have for them is good and they need to stick with it. Devon and Garrett win but Robbie E and T need to be a long term investment for TNA.
Crimson had an open challenge to anyone out there and or in the back. Out came James Storm who has been away for quite sometime now. He returned to a great ovation and defeated Crimson which ended his undefeated streak. I have nothing but respect for James Storm but it should have been someone different. It should have been an ex-WWE star, or Goldberg like everyone wanted it to be. It was a nice return for James Storm but it should have been done in a different capacity.
Gail Kim who I believe is the best wrestler in the Knockouts Division finally lost to the hometown girl Brooke Tessmacher. Once a WWE developmental wrestler Brooke has come full circle and has become quite a mainstay in the Knockouts Division. I think she has really benefited from her time in TNA Wrestling and she is only going to get better. Congratulation to the Brooke Tessmacher for winning the TNA Knockout’s title.
The match of the night was AJ Styles and Kurt Angle versus Daniels and Kazarian for the TNA Tag Team Championships. This match was back and forth and all four men should be complimented on the match they had. Kurt Angle made the match flow. His style stood out from the other three and made the match much more interesting. The storyline between AJ, Daniels and Kazarian is really fun to watch and I hope it continues. It’s also nice to see Kurt Angle get some gold again because in my opinion he is still the best pure wrestler out there. Kurt Angle and AJ Styles are new tag team champions but this feud is far from over which is a good thing.