It is now time for TNA Slammiversary 2009, the 8th anniversary of TNA Wrestling. On this show, we'll see the TNA Championship on the line in the King of the Mountain Match when Mick Foley defends against Jeff Jarrett, Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, and AJ Styles. Plus, Beer Money take on Team 3D for the TNA Tag Team Titles, Matt Morgan takes on Sting, and Raven and Daffney take on Abyss and Taylor Wilde in the Monster's Ball. Let's watch TNA Slammiversary 2009 and run down the results.
TNA Slammiversary 2009
Suicide retained the TNA X-Division Title against Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed,Chris Sabin, and Alex Shelley
This was during a period where the X-Division really was just being deemphasized slightly, although in 2010 it would really reach a low point. King of the Mountain Match for the X-Division Title and this is the Slammiversary that would have the final two King of the Mountain Matches. The action was good, one could argue that this type of match would serve the X-Division stars better. Suicide, who was Kazarian under the mask, hung onto his title knocking Shelley off of the ladder. Good King of the Mountain Match.
Christopher Daniels defeated Shane Douglas
Ah Shane Douglas was randomly brought back and not in the best of shape. Daniels did what he could but Daniels was not at his peak either. Given how bad Shane Douglas can get, this is far worse. If Douglas wins, he gets a job and Daniels has to leave. Thankfully not as Daniels pulls off the Best Moonsault Ever to score the pin on Shane Douglas.
TNA Knockout's Champion Angelina Love retained against Tara
This was when Angelina Love was only a one time Knockout Champion and Tara was just debuting right in TNA. This is also when this was a fresh match and not done to death. Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne both make nuisances out of themselves, costing Tara the title with the hair spray and Angelina keeps her title.
Abyss and Taylor Wilde defeated Raven and Daffney
The best Raven looked in years up to this point, we know Daffney is awesome, Taylor is good, and Abyss is good in a hardcore setting, this being a Monster's Ball. This was a wild tag team brawl, that used the stipulations to make for a pretty fun brawl. Abyss blocks the Evenflow and hits the Blackhole Slam right on the thumbtacks.
Sting defeated Matt Morgan
IfMorgan would have won, he would have gotten Sting's spot in the main event Mafia. This is the first attempt to push Matt Morgan is a relevant superstar in TNA, but it didn't work. None of them worked. Morgan is tall, but really that doesn't matter if you don't have much else to offer. And Cornette wants to push this guy. Sting in 2009 was really lackluster as well and he wins with the Scorpion Death Drop. Kind of a bleh match.
Beer Money won the TNA Tag Team Champions over Team 3D
The Beer Money series breathed some new life back into Team 3D in 2009 but it was only a temporary resurrection. Roode and Storm were finally coming into their own, as this was a case where a team really made two people better. An intense tag team match, one of the better feuds of 2009 for either major company. The British Invasion gets involved but that's just minor, as Beer Money hits the DWI for the win.
Kurt Angle won the TNA Championship over Mick Foley, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, and Jeff Jarrett
Mick Foley is defending the title. Total Non Stop Angle continues with Kurt Angle winning the belt back for another ponderous title reign. Then again, many felt it was better than Foley's ill fated run with the title. This featured the storyline where after months of stalking the Main Event Mafia and plotting their bloody demise, Samoa Joe turns heel and joins them. Much like Monty Brown, turning heel in 2005, this really was the ultimate death knell in any future that Joe had in TNA as a main event title contender. Joe turns heel and wins the title. The King of the Mountain ends with a whimper, as this the last match.
A fair event with some decent wrestling and rather insane TNA booking that we all know and love.