|Promotion||Total Nonstop Action Wrestling|
|Date||June 12, 2011|
|Venue||TNA Impact Zone|
|Next Event||Destination X|
Slammiversary IX was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on June 12, 2011 at the Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando, Florida. It was the seventh Slammiversary event and celebrated the ninth anniversary of TNA Wrestling.
Slammiversary will feature professional wrestling matches involving different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds, plots, and storylines that will be played out on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's (TNA) television programs. Wrestlers will portray villains or heroes as they follow a series of events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches.
The predominant feud on the card was between Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle. Jarrett wanted Kurt's Olympic Gold Medals since he had already "taken away everything else" from Angle, including his wife and kids. TNA officials made the match a #1 Contender's Match as well, meaning the winner would be next in line to challenge for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Karen Jarrett, Kurt's ex-wife and Jeff's current wife, had been costing Kurt the matches against Jeff at the last few pay-per-views. Kurt enlisted the aid of Chyna to get rid of Karen, but this didn't work. Kurt confronted Karen, and after a scuffle between Kurt, Karen, and Jeff, Karen fell down a flight of stairs. This injured her to the point that she wouldn't be able to attend the match at Slammiversary.
The second main feud centered around the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Mr. Anderson won the #1 Contender's spot a month prior. He tried to get into Sting's head by attacking Sting after his match with Rob Van Dam at Sacrifice, and by dressing up like 80s-era Sting. Anderson then invited a man from Sting's past, Disco Inferno, to Impact Wrestling, and Anderson bloodied Disco with a microphone. Anderson continued to taunt Sting's past by having Eric Young imitate The Great Muta to recreate and mock a classic match that the two once had. However, a distraction from Sting allowed Eric to win the match. Eric and Sting then teamed against Gunner and Mr. Anderson, but Eric Young's comedic antics cost them the match. A frustrated Sting attacked Mr. Anderson backstage and rubbed facepaint all over him, and skewed his own facepaint to make himself resemble an evil villain, having finally reached the boiling point.
Meanwhile, AJ Styles and Bully Ray were also feuding. During a Four Way Match on iMPACT!, Bully Ray powerbombed AJ off the stage and through a set of tables. This injured AJ's neck and put him out of action. AJ's faction Fortune enlisted the help of AJ's old friend Christopher Daniels to step in and take his place for the Lockdown pay-per-view. AJ returned at the end of the Lethal Lockdown Match between Fortune and Bully Ray's Immortal faction. AJ attacked Bully Ray and cost his team the match. AJ's feud with Bully Ray continued, with Tommy Dreamer getting involved as well. Dreamer gave AJ a Piledriver to try to reinjure his neck. AJ and Tommy then decided to meet one-on-one at Sacrifice in a No Holds Barred Match. AJ had the match won, but interference from Bully Ray gave Tommy the opening to piledrive AJ on a table and win the match. This led to a Street Fight between AJ & Daniels and Ray & Dreamer. AJ and Daniels won the match. However, the war of words continued between Styles and Bully Ray, and they decided to settle it in a Last Man Standing Match at Slammiversary.
New TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James was involved in a match against newcomer Winter, and bloodied her up on accident during the match. Angelina Love, Winter's partner, viciously attacked Mickie because of what she did to Winter. This led to a tag team match where Mickie teamed up with her former rival Tara to take on the team of Angelina Love & Winter. Angelina won the match by earning a pinfall victory over Mickie, earning a title shot at the PPV.
Samoa Joe let the "undefeated" rookie Crimson be brutalized by Abyss. Crimson had issues with it and confronted Joe about abandoning him to be attacked by Abyss. Joe then decided to get into Crimson's head by brutalizing Crimson's older brother, The Amazing Red. Crimson saved his brother, but was then attacked by Samoa Joe at a bar.
Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan decided to try to rid TNA of their legendary X-Division to rebel against the overbearing "Network" aka Spike TV, who was overstepping their boundaries in terms of power. Eric decided to try to get an Immortal member to win the X-Division title, so he booked a match between Abyss and then-champ Kazarian. Abyss won the match and the title. Brian Kendrick decided to lead a rebellion against Bischoff and Hogan in the name of the X-Division and demanded a match against Abyss. Brian lost the match, but still demanded another rematch. However, Kazarian also felt like he deserved a title shot, too. Eric put the two of them in a #1 Contender's bout, which ended in a time limit draw. They were granted five extra minutes to settle their differences, but Abyss came down to the ring and brutalized the two of them. Brian Kendrick and Kazarian then confronted Abyss backstage, where Abyss said goodbye to his dangerous weapon "Janice" that Kazarian was trying to use as ransom, and then granted the two men a Three Way Match at the PPV for the title. Abyss then promised he wouldn't destroy the title, but keep it, due to the teachings of an ancient Chinese war strategist.
Scott Steiner and Matt Morgan started ripping on each other in promos, and then Matt Morgan attacked Scott Steiner backstage. They had a short brawl, with Morgan gaining the upperhand during the brawl. Scott Steiner got revenge a couple of weeks later by attacking Morgan during a match and making Morgan lose.
Robert Roode's arm injury at the hands of Immortal gave Eric Bischoff the right to strip Beer Money, Inc. of the tag titles. However, Alex Shelley, whose partner Chris Sabin was injured at the hands of Mexican America, was given permission by The Network to defend the tag titles for Roode, along with James Storm, so Beer Money could keep the gold. Eric Bischoff chose The British Invasion to be the opponents of the new "Gun Money" team at the PPV. Before that, though, the duo faced off against Mexican America on Impact Wrestling. Gun Money lost the match when Alex Shelley inadvertently gave James Storm a Superkick to the jaw.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Gun Money (James Storm & Alex Shelley) (c) (w/ Bobby Roode) defeated The British Invasion (Douglas Williams & Magnus) to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship (10:57)
- Matt Morgan defeated Scott Steiner (9:22)
- Abyss (c) defeated Brian Kendrick and Kazarian in a Three-Way Match to retain the TNA X-Division Championship (12:05)
- Crimson defeated Samoa Joe (10:32)
- Mickie James (c) defeated Angelina Love (w/ Winter) to retain the TNA Women's Knockout Championship (8:02)
- Bully Ray defeated AJ Styles in a Last Man Standing match. (20:24)
- Mr. Anderson defeated Sting (c) to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (15:52)
- After questionable interference by Eric Bischoff, Anderson was able to hit a low blow and the Mic Check for the pin and the win to regain the gold.
- Kurt Angle defeated Jeff Jarrett to determine the number one contender for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
- If Angle loses, he must give Jarrett his Olympic gold medal. (17:36)
Other on-screen talent
|2011 Total Nonstop Action Wrestling pay-per-views|
|Genesis • Against All Odds • Victory Road • Lockdown • Sacrifice • Slammiversary • Destination X • Hardcore Justice • No Surrender • Bound for Glory • Turning Point • Final Resolution|
|III • IV • V • VI • VII • VIII • IX • X • XI|