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|TNA Wrestling Slammiversary 2006|
On Sunday, June 18, 2006, TNA Wrestling celebrated four years of Total Nonstop Action with the "Slammiversary" Pay-Per-View! The three-hour event saw Christian Cage defend the NWA World Heavyweight Title in the "King of th... more »
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Slammiversary 2006 "A true classic!"
L. A. Johnson | 08/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"TNA Wrestling presents Slammiversary 2006: This is the One! Great PPV...lots of action and an instant classic. I got the old feelings of original 1980's-early 1990's WWF SummerSlam's. You remember WWF PPV's were spread out where feuds and title changes really meant something. TNA PPV's are monthly but they differ from any organization just trying to make money...THEY REALLY MEAN SOMETHING! Great matches here's the rundown:
Eric Young & A1 of Team Canada vs. The Naturals *(I missed this preshow match - No Rating).
"Bingo Hall Brawl" Team 3D (Brother Ray & Brother D-Von) vs. The James Gang (BG James & Kip James) *(Classic match between two dominate teams. This match is aggressive and worthy of any Best of TNA Wrestling DVD compilation - 4.5/5)
Rhino vs. Bobby Roode & Scott D'Amore *(Another classic, Roode is always outstanding. All three of these guys really work well together. Old school as the manager gets involved in his wrestler's match. Good Old School feeling in this match. 3.5/5)
Senshi vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Jay Lethal vs. Petey Williams vs. Alex Shelly vs. Shark Boy *(The trademark X-Division at its best. The match feels a little long at some points but worth the watch! Great Match! 4.5/5)
Kevin Nash vs. Chris Sabin *(I loved this match! This wasn't just another david vs. goliath match. TNA actually made this formula work. 4/5)
NWA Tag-Team Title Match: AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels vs. America's Most Wanted *(The internet predicted that this would be the match that steals the show. As predicted, THIS MATCH WAS AWESOME! This is a match that you will watch over and over again. 5/5)
Samoa Joe vs. Scott Steiner *(The battle of the bulls, good stuff but not great. Still a decent match. Joe in another classic performance. 4/5)
King of the Mountain Match for the NWA Title:
Jeff Jarrett vs. Sting vs. Christian Cage vs. Abyss vs. Ron Killings (A true MAIN EVENT! This match was hyped up perfectly and performed very well. Although the action becomes pretty "mis-cued" at times, still a very good match. The controversial ending gives fans the reason to watch Impact the following Thursday on Spike TV. Good work TNA! Keep the action coming. 4.5/5)
Jim Cornette also debuts as the face of Authority in TNA!
Three TNA Wrestling DVDs that TNA need to release:
1. TN-eh! The Best of Team Canada.
2. The Best of TNA Vol. 1 (Matches from the weekly PPVs, Xpolosion, Impact and Global Impact - come on TNA do it up like old WWF Best of videos).
3. The Best of Jeff Jarrett (3 or 4 Disc DVD Collection)."
TNA's Anniversary Ends On A Sour Note
D.P. | California | 09/23/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Slammiversary was one of those PPV's where it starts off strong, gets a little stale in the middle but then picks up and has an ending that you will either love or hate. It was a good show but I would expect more for them celebrating their four year anniversary.
Bingo Hall Brawl: Team 3D vs. James Gang - This was an "extreme" tag match that had weapons & brawling all over the arena...and actually looked like a legit fight at times instead of a wrestling brawl. This wasn't the typical 3D or James Gang type of match but it was really enjoyable. For those who want to know, the hidden message behind Bubba's statement at the end of the match was to show Vince McMahon how ECW is really done compared to the first week episode of ECW on Sci-Fi.
Rhino vs. Bobby Roode & Scott D'Amore - This was the worst match (compared to all the others) of the PPV as it was just an average match with some comedic spots involving Scott D'Amore but the story were was about Rhino getting his hands on D'Amore which he did in the end. It was about as good as you expect it to be.
Senshi vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Jay Lethal vs. Petey Williams vs. Alex Shelly vs. Shark Boy - Typical X divsion type of match with some nice spots at times.
Kevin Nash vs. Chris Sabin - This was the start of the "Size Matters" storyline with Kevin Nash & the X division (which ended due to Nash being hurt...AGAIN!!!!). This "david vs. goliath" type of match actually worked because the storytelling was that despite Nash's tough talk, he couldn't beat Sabin unless he had help. He did make Sabin look strong here & actually sold his offence. I'll give it more credit that I would normally give a Kevin Nash match.
NWA Tag Team Champions AMW vs. AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels - This was the match of the night as Styles & Daniels knew each other so well that he made a credible tag team while AMW are just the best in the business today. Plus that "Chyna-like" woman who showed up for Gail Kim was also a nice added bonus.
Samoa Joe vs. Scott Steiner - This one match will crap on all of Steiner's matches in WWE. Steiner was allowed to be himself & do his "stiff" mat game while everyone who watches TNA knows what Joe is capable of. A different type of Joe match here than we normally see in the X divsion but still effective & still good to watch.
King of the Mountain Match: NWA Champion Christian Cage vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. Sting vs. Abyss vs. Ron Killings - This was the first King Of The Mountain match I've seen & it's a unique concept once you understand how all the rules go & watch it come together. The match itself was something to watch as you see multiple stories being told at different times (ala "does Sting want the belt or just doesn't want Jarrett to have it?"...the story between Sting & Christian). However, the ending really overshadowed the whole match as they were tryin' to do a "Montreal Screwjob" ending with Jarrett (HBK), Larry Zbyszko (McMahon), and Earl Hebner. You could see how the TNA fans felt about this match & the idea of Jarrett having ANOTHER title reign at the end.
Also throughout here, Jim Cornette is introduced as the TNA figurehead and gives a great promo (one of the best promo men in the business) putting over the TNA product.
Bonus Section: Eric Young & A1 of Team Canada vs. The Naturals - Just an average tag team match. The main point of this was the speech given to the Naturals by Shane Douglas after the match.
They also had two VERY well done 15 min. video features on the King Of The Mountain match. One of them showing the wrestlers arriving to the building & preparing for the match while analizing each wrestler in the match & the match itself with comments from Tenay & West. The second one has all the participants along with Tenay, West, Zbyszko & Hebner talking about the aftermath of the match and once again, trying to put it over as TNA's version of Survivor Series of '97. That hurts this because Montreal was REAL & nobody will ever be able to recreate or top that incident.
Bottom line is that Slammiversary was a nice TNA PPV but it's not one of the best ones available. I would check into Bound For Glory, Genesis, Turning Point, Against All Odds 2006, and both Lockdowns before thinking about this."
Better than nearly any WWE PPV this year BUT....
UMaine Guy | Orono, ME USA | 01/07/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"...that's not saying much. Here's how I saw things --NO SPOILERS:
1. Pre-Show: The Naturals vs Team Canada
Didn't catch it. (No rating.)
2. Bingo Hall Brawl: Team 3D vs The James Gang
Things get started off with a bang as these 4 come out brawling already. This one brought back fond memories of the Dudleys' ECW days. This was probably the best match that any of these 4 guys have put on in TNA to date. A tad too short though. ****(out of 5 stars)
3. Handicap Match: Rhino vs Bobby Roode & Coach D'Amore
Total filler but nothing horrible, had an oddly satisfying ending. **
4. X Division Ranking Match: Alex Shelley vs Senshi vs Shark Boy vs Jay Lethal vs Sonjay Dutt vs Petey Williams
With all of these great high fliers I expected MUCH more from this slow paced match. This is the X Division not Flair/Race. It had enough good spots to keep it interesting though. **1/2
5. Chris Sabin vs Kevin Nash
The whole David vs Goliath thing worked here. Nothing spectacular but fun to watch. **1/2
6. NWA Tag Titles: AMW (c) vs AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels
One of the three great matches of the night. Not a classic but still a decent tag match. Styles & Daniels work amazingly well together. And the ending was funny. ***
7. Grudge Match: Samoa Joe vs Scott Steiner
Wow, the fact that this is one of the best matchs on the card is astounding, all things considered. I'm no Steiner fan but he really delivers and Joe didn't have to carry him through the match at all. It makes me wonder what COULD have happened in WWE with Steiner. The only blemish? The ending came out of nowhere and was way too abrupt. I guess they decided they were running out of time. ****
8. King of the Mountain Match for the NWA Heavyweight Title: Christian Cage (c) vs Sting vs Abyss vs Ron Killings vs Jeff Jarrett
Sooooo that's it?? This was my first KOTM match and I loved the premise. However, the execution of this particular bout was somewhat sloppy and very uneven. It started off with intensity that burned out quickly and turned into a redundant brawl with the occasional high spot. Abyss does his typical table spot which was much appreciated and the ending was bizarre but entertaining. It's obvious that Killings was booked here to pick up the pace but even he can't carry the slow nature of the rest of these guys (Christian Cage excluded). *** (just barely)
--Essentially a 2 match card: Team 3D vs James Gang and Samoa Joe vs Steiner. Both were great! The main event and tag titles match were decent but not fantastic.
--The rest of the matches are average but none sucked.
Overall PPV Rating (not an average): ***1/2
This was the 3rd TNA PPV I caught in '06 And out of the ones I've seen I'd say it's the worst of the year (although I haven't seen them all yet). That being said it is STILL better than nearly every WWE---the only WWE PPV in '06 worth viewing was WM 23."
TNA Slammiversary 2006
A. Pierre | Somewheres | 04/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've had lots of TNA laying around and bought more after watching the ones I had. This dvd shocked me with the great matches, I had no idea why I had not purchased it before. Well that is until the end of the main event.
Team 3-D VS James Gang: A great hardcore match. When TNA wrestlers go into the crowd to fight, I usually lose track and interest of what is happening. The camera man isnt very good at trackng the action. However, this match was very well done and I enjoyed it.
Rhino VS Bobby Roode @ Scott D'Amore: I'll agree they set up this match nicely but I dont care for any man in this one. D'Amore's last appearance on air for TNA, thank god he was friggin annoying.
Senshi VS Alex Shelly VS Shark Boy VS Sonjay Dutt VS Jay Lethal: I'm a little burned out on x-division wrestling. Yes, its better then most of the WWE but they always had x-division matches with multi-wrestlers and its hard to keep track of whats going on. Nothing wrong wrestling wise, just too many wrestlers.
Kevin Nash VS Chris Sabin: I'm a sucker for Nash. When ever I see a match of Nash on a dvd, i'll watch it. Nash is a decent worker but all his matches are the same. Now, he is older and slower. This match was decent but Alex Shelly comes out to help him thru out the whole match. It's the last time Nash would have brown hair as well, I believe.
AJ Styles @ Christopher Daniels VS AMW: I loved the tag team match between these two teams on a PPV before and this match is no expection. A hell of a good match and the ending was awesome. I miss Curry Man though.
Samoa Joe VS Scott Steiner: A decent match up. The ending sucked and was botched by Steiner.
Jeff Jarrett VS Sting VS The Truth VS Christian VS Abyss: The match was going fine and dandy. Lots of great action and I understood the rules clearer. Then as Sting and Christian were climbing the ladder, Earl Hebner pushed them over. Well, Larry Zybzko (wrong spell, I know) interfered but got laid out. Jarrett wins the match with help from a ref and Larry. Then Jim Cornette strips him of the title to end the show. It ruined what was a good main event and I remember why I didnt get this PPV. I dont remember if anything happened to Hebner but I could careless. A good main event ruined by trying to recreate Montreal ala 1997.
Overall, a damn good line up that delivers for the most part. The main event made me angry but other then that, it was good."