Mr. Anderson defeated James Storm at the Slammiversary pay-per-view, in a foul-tempered, gimmick fuelled match that saw several members of the Dallas Cowboys American Football team take over the ring.
Prior to the match, Storm came to the ring to talk about being a ‘real cowboy’ in Texas.
He insulted the Cowboys players at ringside and poured beer on to a Dallas helmet, claiming to be a Tennessee Titans fan.
He added that if the players present, which included defensive end George Selvie, were anything like their quarterback (Tony Romo), then he could stand in the ring all night and they wouldn’t hit him.
He finished with his catchphrase, telling the players that he was sorry about their damn luck. Storm was one of many heel wrestlers to attack the Cowboys, but became the first to prompt a reaction.
Anderson took to the stage, charging down the ramp to tackle Storm outside the ring. He took a drink from someone at ringside and spat it at Storm, a reverse of the conclusion to a recent match between the pair. They entered the ring as the bell sounded, with Storm dropping Anderson.
The Cowboy turned his initial dominance into a figure four submission hold, but Anderson turned it over, broke free, and responded with strikes and a swinging neckbreaker. Storm went for the ropes, but Anderson slammed him back to the mat for a two count.
Storm responded by kicking Anderson to the floor. Leaving his opponent flat out on his back, before again having words with the Cowboy players at ringside. Angered, he then spat beer at one of them, causing the players to advance and attempt to hurdle the guardrail.
Security attempted to prevent the brawl, but Selvie eventually made it over and distracted Storm, allowing Anderson to nail a Mic Check and gain the win. After the match, Anderson and the Cowboys celebrated in the ring.
The Slammiversary event, which marked the twelfth anniversary of the TNA Wrestling franchise, first aired on Sunday 15th June in the US, before the show aired for the first time in the UK on Wednesday.
Critics were refreshingly positive about the show, praising the re-schedule main event: which saw the winners of the Austin Aries vs. Kenny King and Bobby Lashley vs. Samoa Joe matches offered a shot at the World Title in place of the injured MVP.
Both the X Division title match and the guest appearance of the Von Erich family also received widespread admiration and approval.
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