IMPACT Wrestling presented one of their biggest pay-per-views of the year on Saturday night as it was time for Slammiversary. And not only was it time for Slammiversary, but it was also time for the return of fans for IMPACT.
Here are the IMPACT Slammiversary results along with match analysis for what was a monumental evening for the company.
Slammiversary Results & Match Ratings
Preshow — Knockouts Tag Team Championships: Fire N Flava (c) vs. Havok & Rosemary
Winner: Havok & Rosemary
Rating: 2.75 (**3/4)
— IMPACT X Division Championship: Josh Alexander (c) vs. Trey Miguel vs. Ace Austin vs. Chris Bey vs. Rohit Raju vs. Petey Williams in an Ultimate X Match
Winner: Josh Alexander
Rating: 4.00 (****)
— Brian Myers & Tenille Dashwood vs. Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green
Winner: Matt Cardona & Chelsea Green
Rating: 2.25 (**1/4)
— Eddie Edwards vs. W. Morrissey
Winner: W. Morrissey
Rating: 3.25 (***1/4)
— Madman Fulton & Mahabali Shera vs. FinJuice (David Finlay & Juice Robinson)
Rating: 0.75 (3/4)
— Chris Sabin vs. Moose
Winner: Chris Sabin
Rating: 3.50 (***1/2)
— IMPACT World Tag Team Championships: VBD (c) vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack vs. No Way & Fallah Bahh vs. The Good Brothers
Winner: The Good Brother
Rating: 1.50 (*1/2)
— Knockouts Championship: Deonna Purrazzo (c) vs. Thunder Rosa
Winner: Deonna Purrazzo
Rating: 3.25 (***1/4)
— IMPACT World Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Sami Callihan in a No DQ Match
Winner: Kenny Omega
Rating: 4.25 (****1/4)
Slammiversary Results: In-Depth Match Analysis
IMPACT World Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Sami Callihan in a No DQ Match
When this match was made into a No Disqualification match, it instantly felt as though Sami Callihan would be walking out of IMPACT a two-time IMPACT World Champion. Everything seemed to be on his side in this story — he was rehired, the stipulation was on his terms, and he got the best of Kenny Omega time and time again. But when you’re the wrestler that many believe to be the best in the world, it’s difficult to lose no matter the situation. “The Belt Collector” has yet to lose any of his belts and as the match went on, it felt it was going to change.
Callihan busted through the opening bell by hitting Omega with a Texas Piledriver immediately, getting an absurdly close two count before Omega managed to kick out. These two battered and bruised each other as though they were in a feud that spanned years rather than just a couple of months. From Callihan using a pizza cutter to hitting Omega with a piledriver through tables and on the mat, Omega somehow managed to survive every single time. The Good Brother’s were fought off by Chris Sabin and Eddie Edwards, so this was going to need to be Omega winning the match for himself.
Every single time Callihan introduced something new, it would be exactly what Omega needed to put him away. A barbed-wire-wrapped steel chair and thumbtacks are what would lead to the end of Callihan. Omega would hit multiple V-Triggers on Callihan, leaving him motionless in the middle of the ring. The One Winged Angel from Omega onto the thumbtacks would finish off “The Death Machine” once and for all.
This match was chaotic, entertaining, and everything you could have hoped for with the wrestlers involved. What happened to conclude the show will be the main talking point from this. Yet, this match was the best in IMPACT all year and adds to the impressive year of “The Belt Collector.” A win-win for all.
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