More feedback to Slammiversary



Thumbs Up!
 
Best Match: Angle & AJ vs. Kazarian & Daniels
Worst Match: Gail Kim vs. Miss Tessmacher
 
Wow what a show. It's now jumped Extreme Rules, in my opinion, as best PPV on the year. Just really good stuff top to bottom with TWO great matches. I actually decided to drive to this show on a whim, and I'm glad I did.
 
Joe and Aries had a great opener, and I only wish they'd been given a few minutes longer. Seeing Christian on a TNA PPV was a bit surreal. Sting in the Hall of Fame was a good pick.
 
The tag titles match...my goodness. That is up there as one of my favorite matches of the year. I had loads of fun watching this.
 
TNA has turned such a corner with me. I love the stories they're telling and the in-ring action is just at another. I'VE CROSSED THE LINE!!!
 
Charles Humphreys

Dear Figure Four/Wrestling Observer,
    After attending Slammiversary live, I have to say that I truly enjoyed the show as a whole. Sting was as beloved as I have ever seen him in my short 18 year-old lifetime, the wrestling with Samoa Joe, Austin Aries, Kurt Angle, A.J. Styles among others, was very pleasing to see live, and my hometown crowd and I were more than happy to just see some wrestling. TNA through the years has been disappointing, frustrating, laughable, irritaing, great, horrible, and a myriad of other words that my brain cannot comprehend at the time of this writing, but Slammiversary was a perfectly fine show,which in the end, is all I desire from my wrestling. I have been as harsh a critic as any of TNA over the years, but I am growing more and more pleased with them by the week. Yes, there are still many holes in their blueprint for success, but the the effort can clearly be seen, which pleases me more than anything. All I have ever wanted, is to be associated with the professional wrestling business in some capacity, and I always want the business to thrive with competition that sparks great wrestling. TNA, to this point, has not come near a level of national prominence, but I'm hoping the hard work that I witnessed at Slammiversary will lead to more positive things for the company.

Juric Brown

Dave,
 
I did something I haven't done since the first year of TNA's existance: I bought a pay-per-view that they put on.  Not since the weekly Wednesday shows have I forked out money for one of their shows, although I have purchased dvd's occassionally and watched a few streams a few years ago.  I must say, I am really glad I did buy this one.  I just had a feeling it was going to be a good show.  There was something about the storylines they have been running recently that told me that there was no way they could screw this card up.  From start to finish, I enjoyed everything on the card.  There wasn't any idiotic activity that the WWE always treats us to like a Brodus Clay match followed by him dancing with kids in the ring.  Just great wrestling, storytelling, and layout for the show.
 
Best Match: I was going to go with Aries vs. Joe, and then Styles & Angle vs Kaz & Daniels took place.  I guess I will have to choose the tag match.  Seriously though, I loved the three-way, and the Kash vs. Hernandez match too.  Also, I thought the women's match was solid. 
 
Worst Match:  Tag match involving Bischoff.  He makes Erik Watts look skilled. 
 
Thumbs Way Up!
 
Matt Wright 

THUMBS UP SHOW
BEST MATCH: Chris Daniels and Frankie Kazarian vs AJ Styles and Kurt Angle
WORST MATCH: Gail Kim vs Brooke Tessmacher
Dave, I've been on this site for about 3 years now and this is my first time writing feedback for a show. The reason why I'm finally doing it is because I want people to REALLY check this show out. I thoroughly enjoyed the outing from TNA tonight. There was nothing on this show that made me upset or angry and it's been a LONG time since TNA hasn't done that to me. From opening bell to final bell, I fully enjoyed this show. This is exactly what I want to see from TNA. Honestly, I did stream this show on first viewing but after the tag match, I went ahead and ordered the replay. Hopefully the fact that I'm speaking with my wallet tells TNA that they're doing things right.
Brandon F.

Thumbs Up
Best Match:  AJ Styles & Kurt Angle vs. Christopher Daniels & Kazarian
Worst Match:  Garett Bischoff & Devon vs. Robbie E & Robbie T
Good show.  Christian's appearance was a throw away.  I guess they did about all they could with him.  But it was underwhelming.  Most of the matches were good.  Nothing was terrible.  The crowd was good.  This continues the string of solid TNA shows.
-Belinda & Matt Elliott
Virginia Beach, VA

Best Match: Styles/Angle vs. Daniels/Kaz
Worst Match: Devon/Bischoff vs. Robbie E/Robbie T

I've been a big supporter of TNA as they've been steadily improving since the loss of Russo, and tonight they put on, what I feel to be, the best wrestling pay-per-view of the year so far.  First off the arena looked great--it's the first time since the London tapings that TNA has looked remotely major league--and the crowd was on fire the entire night.  The Aries/Joe opener was tremendous and completely made up for its lack of build by just being a great, great wrestling match.  Joe still has it in him when he has the right opponent.  Hernandez vs. Kid Kash came out of nowhere and was pretty sloppy, but not the worst match I've ever seen and somehow the crowd remained into it.  Devon and Garett Bischoff vs. the Robbies was a pretty nothing match, but I thought it was funny how much this crowd hated Garett and cheered loudly when Devon got the tag.  The #1 contendership three-way was a good match, but Anderson was the person I least wanted to win.  I thought Crimson talking up his undefeated streak that no one cares about only for James Storm to make his return and squash him handily was terrific booking.  It was time for his streak to be over and James Storm was the perfect guy to do it to instantly build him up.

The Hall of Fame segment was a nice enough buffer to cool the crowd down and I think Sting made as much sense as anybody to be the first inductee.  People have always wondered why he's not in a Hall of Fame.  Knockouts title match wasn't great by any means, but for mainstream womens wrestling standards, it was passable.  I liked the title on Gail, but if they had to give it to Tessmacher, this was the time to do it.  Joe Park vs. Bully Ray was incredibly fun and unique.  I'm glad that this doesn't appear to be the end of the Joe Park character, because I think there's still so much more they could do with him.  Christian's appearance was really awkward and about as quick and unceremonious as it possibly could have been.  Crowd didn't seem to know what to think.

AJ Styles and Kurt Angle vs. Christopher Daniels and Kazarian.  Wow, what a match.  I'd say this is easily one of the best matches of the year, all four guys worked their asses off and looked tremendous.  I've been very much enjoying the storyline that went along with it, and I hope it continues to a satisfying pay-off.  Roode vs. Sting was a fairly underwhelming main event.  It felt very oldschool, like something from the NWA in the late 80s.  That said, the finish was a good tie-in back to the James Storm feud and I'm glad Roode went over.

Overall, a two thumbs up show.  The wrestling was good, and at a couple points great, the booking was logical and smart, and TNA felt like a truly hot product for the first time in years.  It's a shame that there's no more planned shows on the road for the foreseeable future, because I think they should definitely go back to Arlington sometime.  The crowd was a huge part of what made this show so good.

Wes Martinez

Thumbs up

Best match : Daniels/Kazarian vs Angle/Styles
Worst match : D-Von/Garrett vs Robbies

Gave TNA a chance for the first time since Bound for Glory.  Great crowd and both the tag-team title match and X Division match were excellent. I like the Joe Park, Esq character so I'm glad they haven't completely pulled the trigger yet.  Christian's presence was a non-factor but it's not like they had plenty of options on what to do with him. Not sure about seeing Sting in more main events except for his "real" last run. though.

I'll probably will consider buying other shows if the card is right but I doubt we'll see a "big one" in July, maybe in August though.

Eric Bonin

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