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AJ Styles, Kurt Angle, Sting appear via video at Impact Slammiversary


AJ Styles, Sting, and Kurt Angle were among the surprise appearances at tonight’s Impact Slammiversary event.

Styles appeared via video and brought up the first ever match in Impact history, where he, Low Ki, and Christopher Daniels faced The Flying Elvises. He also brought up his matches with Kurt Angle and the match between himself, Daniels, and Samoa Joe from TNA Unbreakable in 2005. He thanked WWE for letting him make this appearance.

Sting and Kurt Angle also sent in videos, reminiscing of their time in the company.

Numerous names from Impact’s past appeared at tonight’s Slammiversary, which marked 20 years to the day of NWA-TNA’s first pay-per-view held on June 19, 2002. 

In the Honor No More vs. Impact Originals match, former Impact president Dixie Carter introduced the final member of the Impact Originals, Davey Richards. The match featured appearances from Traci Brooks, who took out Maria Kanellis at ringside, and D’Lo Brown, who laid out Kenny King with the sky high after he interfered in the match. The Impact Originals won their match, with Earl Hebner coming to the ring to make the three count.

America’s Most Wanted (Chris Harris and James Storm) made an appearance after The Good Brothers defeated The Briscoes to win the Impact Tag Team titles. Storm praised tag team wrestling and Impact as the three teams toasted one another.

Other appearances include Scott Hudson and Goldylocks, who conducted interviews. David Young, Slash (with James Mitchell), Chase Stevens, Mike Jackson, and Shark Boy participated in the reverse battle royal that was held during the Slammiversary pre-show. Shark Boy won the match, pinning Johnny Swinger with  a stunner.