TNA SLAMMIVERSARY: Austin Aries vs. Samoa Joe

Jun 10, 2012 - by Adam Martin

TNA Slammiversary PPV Results
June 10, 2012
Arlington, Texas (College Park Center)
Report by: Adam Martin of

A video package runs reviewing highlights of the 10 year history of TNA Wrestling.

A graphic opening hits welcoming us to Slammiversary. We go live to Arlington, Texas inside College Park Center. Looks like a packed house in Texas.

Hulk Hogan is out first to kick off the show. Huge reaction. Hogan takes the mic and welcomes everyone to Slammiversary…brother. He says tonight is a celebration and 10 years of TNA Impact Wrestling. Hogan said the next 10 years will be twice as awesome. He says as the GM of Impact Wrestling, he loves “pushing people's buttons around here” and the first button he will push involves the very first match. Hogan said he decided to go old school tonight. The very first match will be Samoa Joe vs. Austin Aries. He says Aries' TNA X Division Championship will be on the line tonight.

Samoa Joe's music hits and here we go. The champion Austin Aries soon follows.

TNA X Division Championship
Austin Aries (c) vs. Samoa Joe

Samoa Joe strikes first with a big shoulder block that drops Austin Aries. Aries goes after the knee of Joe in response. Aries with a few kicks. Joe responds with huge kicks of his own. Aries with a huge chest chop. Aries then takes out Joe with a huricanrana. Joe blocks a suicide dive from Aries with a huge kick to the face. Joe with a big kick to the head in the corner. Joe with an atomic drop on Aries as he comes off the top rope. Aries gets his knees up to block a body splash from Joe. Aries with a huge suicide dive to Joe against the steel guard railing. Joe with a big side suplex driver on Aries. Joe blocks another huricanrana attempt and powerbombs Aries. Joe turns that over into a boston crab. Joe breaks that and gets an STF applied. Joe breaks that and applies a modified abdominal stretch. Joe with headbutts to Aries in the corner. Aries with a huge 450 Splash from the top rope over Joe. Joe and Aries exchange right hands from their knees. Joe has the rear naked choke applied. Aries flips back and counters out keeping Joe's shoulders down for a close two count. Joe drops Aries with force in the corner. Joe props Aries up on the top turnbuckle, hits a chop, attempts a Muscle Buster, Aries counters out and pulls Joe down to the mat from Joe's back. Joe took a nasty bump on his neck. Aries with a brainbuster on Joe and gets the pinfall.

Winner and STILL TNA X Division Champion: Austin Aries

After the match, we see highlights leading to the finish.

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