Tossing Salt Presents:
Impact Wrestling Slammiversary PPV
Thoughts & Predictions
June 18, 2022
Coming up tomorrow from the Fairgrounds in Nashville, TN, is the 20th Annual Impact Wrestling Slammiversary pay-per-view. It’s a stacked card, as per usual with Impact Wrestling as of late, and the show is so big, even former TNA President Dixie Carter is planning to attend. It’s available on FITE.TV, Impact+, and regular PPV outlets. And of course, a show this big means prediction time. Are you ready? Let’s do this.
Impact Wrestling Champion Josh Alexander vs. Eric Young.
WWE didn’t realize what a prize they had in Eric Young when they had him on their roster, but their loss is Impact’s gain. The man is so damn good. And Josh Alexander? He’s the champ and that speaks for itself. There is a feeling of nostalgia in the air and I can see a title switch just to make the fans have a happy moment, but I hope not. Young is awesome, but Alexander just won the belt not so long ago and needs to have a chance to show his stuff and be the King of the Mountain for a while longer. I think Alexander will retain.
Winner and STILL Impact Wrestling Champion: Josh Alexander
Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions The Briscoes vs. The Good Brothers.
Before I forget, congrats to the Briscoes for the new addition to their farm, born a few days ago. I can’t remember which one, but one of the brothers became a new father and that, I think, is awesome. As for this match, it should be awesome too. Two of the best tag teams in modern wrestling, fighting for the gold and glory is the Impact Wrestling Tag Team Championship. Just like Alexander in the singles title match, I don’t think the Briscoes have really had the opportunity yet to show Impact Wrestling what they can do as champs. This will be an awesome match, but I don’t see any reason for a title switch.
Winners and STILL Impact Wrestling Tag Team Champions: The Briscoe Brothers
Ultimate X: X-Division Champion Ace Austin vs. Kenny King vs. Speedball
Mike Bailey vs. Trey Miguel vs. New Japan’s Alex Zayne vs. the returning Jack Evans.
A crazy and chaotic mess of a match and if we get a title switch, I think this match will be where it happens. Ace Austin is the champ and the boy has some moves. A very impressive talent to say the least, but I think we’ll see a new champion. The question is, who? Let’s go with Trey Miguel. I think he needs another run with the gold.
Winner and NEW X-Division Champion: Trey Miguel
Queen of the Mountain: Knockouts Champion Tasha Steelz vs. Mia Yim vs. Jordynne Grace vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs.Chelsea Green with Mickie James as Special Enforcer.
There is something going on with Chelsea Green and Mickie James, but I’m not sure what exactly. I know their husbands don’t get along, but those sneaky women, I just think there is something going on there. Mickie is the enforcer? I think Mickie will help her friend/enemy Chelsea Green and we’ll get a new champion.
Winner and NEW Knockouts Champion: Chelsea Green
Honor No More vs. Kazarian & The Motor City Machineguns & Nick Aldis & a fifth opponent to be announced.
Honor No More is Mike Bennett, Matt Taven, Eddie Edwards, Vincent & PCO. The Impact Originals are Kazarian, Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Nick Aldis, and one to be announced. Let’s figure out that one first. I’ll go with Shark Boy. Why? I have no idea, but it feels right. As for this match, it should be, as Jim Ross would say, a slobber knocker. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a little craziness from Aces & Eights in this match as well. And the winners? The Impact Team and their mystery partner, probably not Shark Boy, to make the Impact Fans happy. And it just hit me. The mystery partner? Cowboy James Storm. Hey, Honor No More, sorry about your damn luck! I might be wrong, but it feels so right. And there you go.
Winners: The Motor City Machine Guns, Kazarian, Nick Aldis, and their mystery partner.
Impact Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team Champions The Influence vs. Taya Valkyrie & Rosemary.
The Influence, Tenille Dashwood & Madison Rayne, are damn good and it took them forever to get those tag team titles so, to be honest, I can’t see them losing the titles here. BUT, wrestling promoters love mismatched tag teams that hate each other, and Valkyrie and Rosemary definitely fit the bill on that. I think, creatively, the money is with Valkyrie and Rosemary as the champs who can’t get along. We’re seeing a title switch.
Winners and NEW Impact Wrestling Knockouts Tag Team Champions: Taya Valkyrie & Rosemary
Sami Callihan vs. Moose – Monsters Ball.
Shades of Abyss, this one should be brutal, bloody, and fun as hell to watch. Moose is just coming off a run as the Champion so he shouldn’t lose here. Callihan is Teflon and so long as he looks bad-ass and kicks a little butt, he’s fine.
Kickoff Show: Rich Swann vs. Brian Myers for the Digital Media Championship.
I think Meyers is ready to make a MAJOR impact, and with some help from his partner and occasional brother, winning this title may be the way. No more losing streaks. We’re seeing a new champion here. Woo woo… wrong brother. My bad!
Winner and NEW Digital Media Champion: Brian Meyers
Kickoff Show: Reverse Battle Royal.
This old Vince Russo classic. I guess it’s the way to make sure everyone who shows up backstage has a place on the card and is part of the show, right. How does this work? Everyone starts off on the floor and they all battle to get into the ring? Oy vey! I’m getting a headache just thinking about it. Obviously, we don’t know who all is part of the match so it’s nearly impossible to pick a winner. I’ll just pull a name out at random. Let’s go with Shark Boy. Wait. I just realized something. Conspicuous by his absence, where is Heath? That man needs a match. He’s got kids to feed. So let’s change my prediction. The winner will be the One Man Band, baby.
And there you go with my predictions for Impact Wrestling’s 20th Anniversary edition of Slammiversary. Am I right? Am I wrong? Let me know what you think. Comments, thoughts, and any questions are welcome and appreciated. And with that, I’m out of here. Take care and be good my friends. I’ll see you at the matches.