Total Nonstop Action Wrestling's biggest pay-per-view of the summer—Slammiversary—is quickly approaching, and fans are amped up to see some of the great matches on the card.
All the hype and all of the motivation for the talent to tear down the house is there, but the main event for the TNA World Heavyweight title is one of the most over-hyped title matches in wrestling history.
Yes, Rob Van Dam is the TNA World Champion, and he has done better than expected as the world champion, working with some great in-ring talent like AJ Styles and Desmond Wolfe.
His challenge at Slammiversary is to have a great title match against a legend who is beaten up physically and well past his prime—Sting. These two men haven't had much in-ring chemistry and their storyline is very weak, because they haven't had the opportunity to plug this match on television like they should.
People may or may not agree with RVD being the TNA champion at this time, but most people do agree that Sting is too banged up, and, well, not good enough at this stage of his career to really have a classic world title match with anybody except AJ Styles. I am hoping TNA keeps the match short, because the longer a match goes, the less thrilling it will become.
There are so many guys in that TNA locker room that deserve a shot at headlining a pay per view event for the world title. Guys like AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Matt Morgan, Mr. Anderson, Beer Money, Desmond Wolfe, and Kurt Angle could have a better match with RVD than Sting could.
Besides, if Sting wins the world title, what more is that going to do to the TNA fan base than feed them the same old "legends" as world champion crap that we have seen since the Hogan and Bischoff tag team took over the behind-the-scenes stuff?
So with all the hype around this world title match, you, the International Wrestling Cartel, really have to start ask yourselves—with a potentially lackluster main event, am I willing to spend $44.95 on this pay-per-view event? Most people would say no, and I don't blame them, because the main event bout will be a train wreck to say the least.
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