TNA have announced four more matches for their Slammiversary pay-per-view. The event, which takes place on the 15th June, will mark the twelfth anniversary of the company.
The most recent matches announced are: Bobby Lashley vs. Samoa Joe, Willow vs. Magnus, James Storm vs. Mr. Anderson, and Austin Aries vs. Kenny King.
They will join a card that already includes World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young against MVP, a grudge match between Ethan Carter III and Bully Ray, and a tag team match that will include the Von Erich family.
There are still more matches to be announced, including potential match-ups for the World Tag Team titles, the X Division Title and the Knockouts Title – with defending champions The Wolves, Sanada and Angelina Love yet to be billed for the event. Slammiversary is also likely to mark the return of Bobby Roode, who has been suspended from TNA as part of the storyline.
Samoa Joe and Austin Aries have both returned to TNA in recent weeks, following respective fall-outs with MVP, the storyline Director of Wrestling Operations. MVP, who turned heel when he attacked World Heavyweight Champion Eric Young last month, recently revealed Bobby Lashley and Kenny King as his two associates. Now it seems MVP is ready to set loose his associates against two of the biggest rivals to his dominance over the company.
Aries and King have met several times before, with both being former TNA X Division Champions. Aries defeated King the last time the pair met. Meanwhile, the Lashley vs. Joe match offers a very intriguing match-up between two of pro wrestling’s biggest powerhouses – that won’t be one to miss.
Willow and Magnus have already faced each other twice in recent weeks, with Willow coming out on top on both occasions, when the Brit failed to show the aggressive clinical side his countryman Bram has been asking him to show. On last Thursday’s edition of Impact, Bram faced Willow himself and, this time, successfully tempted a ringside Magnus into attacking the alter-ego of the Charismatic Enigma Jeff Hardy, with a steel crowbar. Never one to back down from a challenge, Willow is now out for revenge at Slammiversary.
Storm and Anderson have also been feuding for several weeks. Last week, Anderson donned a Cowboy suit and began impersonating Storm – going so far as to come to the ring in his costume and begin addressing the crowd. Unsurprisingly, the real Cowboy came out and succeeded in laying out Anderson, before setting out the challenge for a match at Slammiversary.
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