Tossing Salt Presents:
Impact Wrestling Slammiversary
Thoughts & Predictions
July 21, 2018
Impact Wrestling will present Slammiversary coming up this Sunday, live on pay-per-view, from Toronto. I’m not a big fan of Impact Wrestling and not as familiar with some of the superstars as I should be, but it’s a big event for the company formerly known as TNA and definitely worthy of prediction column status. And so, here we go. Let’s do this…
Impact Westling Champion Austin Aries vs. Moose.
Moose, I’m not really familiar with although I have watched him a few times working for ROH and he’s definitely a major hoss and big, tough guy. He has a definite strength and size advantage over the modern day “Double-A”, but will that be enough? I don’t think so. Aries is probably the best known performer in Impact right now and having Aries as the champ does, as the old saying goes, “puts butts in the seats”. I think this will be a tight and fun match to watch and Moose will come so close so many times, but at the end of the night, look for Aries to snatch a victory from the jaws of defeat and retain his Impact World Championship.
Winner and STILL Champion: Austin Aries
Impact Wrestling Knockouts Champion Su Yung vs. Madison Rayne
Su Young is good. She is damn good. But Madison Rayne is also damn good and a far more familiar face to older viewers who might be tuning in and checking out Impact for the first time in a long time. This match could really truly go either way and I’m not sure where to make my pick so I’ll go with a coin flip. Yes, this is really scientific, isn’t it? Heads for Su Yung and tails for Rayne because she has a great ass (for a woman… lol). Tails it is so Rayne wins.
Winner and NEW Knockouts Champion: Madison Rayne
Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion Matt Sydal vs. Brian Cage.
Matt Sydal, formerly known as Evan Bourne in WWE, is an amazing talent. I don’t know much about Cage, but did watch a few of his matches on YouTube and he’s not that bad either. This match will probably be the highlight reel of the night and steal the show. Cage looks good, but I think this is Sydal’s match to win or lose and when the dust settles, he’s going to be the winner.
Winner and STILL X-Division Champion: Matt Sydal
Mask vs. Hair: Pentagon Jr. vs. Sami Callihan.
Pentagon Jr. is an amazing athlete and wonder to watch. Callihan is a monster in the making and so damn good. I can’t believe WWE let this man get away after having him signed to NXT and then rarely using him. Their loss is Impact’s gain though. This match might be the dark horse match of the night. It’s going to be fun to watch and the stipulations make it even more interesting. Pentagon still works in Mexico regularly and I can’t see him taking off the mask. Callihan losing his hair and using it as motivation to go nuts and become more dangerous than ever, that makes more sense. Look for Sami to get his head shaved.
Winner: Pentagon Jr.
Rey Fenix vs. Johnny Impact vs. Taiji Ishimori vs. Rich Swann
The big news from this match is that former WWE star Rich Swann was injured last night during a MLW Event and may not be able to work this show. Impact says that they’re aware of the situation and are taking the necessary steps to make sure that if Swann can not appear, a viable substitute is ready to step in. Not that it matters anyhow. I think that this match is Johnny Impact, aka John Morrison’s match to win or lose. And especially if Swann is not there, he’s going to win.
Winner: Johnny Impact
Eddie Edwards vs. Tommy Dreamer: House of Hardcore Rules
Tommy Dreamer in a Hardcore match. Surprise, surprise, surprise. Dreamer always wrestles the hardcore events, but he rarely ever wins them. And he won’t win this one either. Tommy is a legend, but he’s the past. Edwards is the future star for Impact and the man they need to build and keep strong. Edwards wins.
Winner: Eddie Edwards
LAX with Konnan vs. the OGz with King
Let’s keep this one short. I don’t like Konnan. I do like Homicide and Hernandez and Eddie Kingston, now being called “King” is pretty damn cool too. Nothing against the new and not-so-improved LAX, but blah blah blah. ‘Nuff said!
Winners: The OGz w/ King
Allie vs. Tessa Blanchard
Allie is good and she’s a top female wrestler, but Tessa is the future. She’s the daughter of Tully Blanchard and the step-daughter of Magnum TA. She can not and should not lose here. She won’t.
Winner: Tessa Blanchard
And there you go. Impact has a really good and tight show lined up for Sunday night and that’s who I feel will be the winners and losers of the night. Am I right or wrong? What do you think? Comments and thoughts welcome so let me know. Until the next time, stay safe and have a great night. Take care.
Happy Birthday Danny.