Slammiversary is tonight from the Rebel Nightclub in Toronto, ON. The show is sold-out with estimates being over 1000 tickets have been purchased.
Below we have the lineup, notes for each match, and the impressive hype videos Impact has produced for the event.
Impact Wrestling Slammiversary XVI
July 22nd, 2018
Toronto, ON, Canada
Mask vs Hair
Pentagon Jr vs Sami Callihan
- A Mask versus Hair match arguably the most talked about match of the night.
- Pentagon hit his package piledriver and his tag finisher with Fenix on Callihan on television leading up to this match but Callihan kicked out of both, indicating Callihan won’t be finished so easily tonight.
- If Pentagon wants to win this match, he’s going to have to go to great lengths to keep Callihan down.
Impact World Championship
Austin Aries (c) vs Moose
- Aries has been saying Moose is a failed football player who is trying a new career.
- Moose has been saying he left the NFL to chase his pro-wrestling dream.
- Aries tried his old tricks on Moose recently on television this week. He attacked Moose from behind, hit him in the groin, and beat him up with a chair. Aries assumed Moose was down for good but was shocked when Moose got up and took the fight to him.
- As Aries left the arena he looked less than confident for the first time in a long time.
Su Yung (c) vs Madison Rayne
- Su Yung has been haunting Madison Rayne in her dreams, luring her into fields, and dousing her with blood. It’s been a little weird.
- Yung most likely has more than a wrestling match in mind for her opponent tonight.
Matt Sydal (c) vs Brian Cage
- The X-Division isn’t about weight limits, it’s about no limits. This vague yet somehow also descriptive line defines the X-Division and it also defines Brian Cage.
- Cage has been kept strong on television all year. His only loss came via count-out against Sydal after Kongo Kong interfered.
- Can Brian Cage win the X-Division title? Or will Matt Sydal use his 3rd eye to guide him to victory?
House of Hardcore Match
Tommy Dreamer vs Eddie Edwards
- Eddie Edwards has spiraled into madness. His delusions have led him to believe Tommy Dreamer is his enemy.
- Dreamer had only been trying to stop Edwards from making the same mistakes he did during his feud with Raven. Dreamer said he lost years of his life obsessed with Raven and didn’t want Edwards to do the same with Callihan.
5150 Street Fight
LAX (Santana & Ortiz) w/Konnan vs the OGz (Homicide & Hernandez) w/King
- The culmination of a story that has been told all year. Eddie Kingston leads the OGz to enact revenge on Konnan.
Fenix vs Taiji Ishimori vs Johnny Impact
- It is being reported that Swann has been removed from this match due to the concussion he suffered on Thursday at MLW: Battle Riot.
- Johnny Impact has stressed he needs to win this match to move up the rankings as fast as possible. He indicated if he doesn’t win a title in Impact before his wife Taya does, that he’ll never hear the end of it.
- Fenix has been tearing it up on Impact television lately, he’s also scheduled to take on Sami Callihan on Tuesday night at the television tapings.
Allie vs Tessa Blanchard
- Tessa Blanchard dropped two matches to Madison Rayne during the last set of tapings. Both losses were via pinning combination, however, and Blanchard felt slightly. She attempted to get revenge on Rayne but Allie (who was teaming with Rayne at the time) fought her off, leading to this match.
- Allie is from Toronto and should get a big pop from her hometown crowd but she will be in tough tonight against the fast-rising Blanchard.