10 Reasons to Watch IMPACT Wrestling's Slammiversary Pay-Per-View Event

Charlie GSenior Writer IJune 12, 2011

10 Reasons to Watch IMPACT Wrestling's Slammiversary Pay-Per-View Event

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    TNA celebrates its ninth anniversary tonight! Slammiversary IX LIVE from Universal Studios Orlando, Fla.

    It is a big day on the IMPACT Wrestling calendar.

    So why should you watch this event?

    Here are 11 reasons why you should watch Slammiversary tonight, June 12.

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Will Crimson Leave Slammiversary with His Undefeated Streak Intact?

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    Crimson is IMPACT Wrestling's biggest rookie of the year thus far. 

    Undefeated since his IMPACT debut in January, he has been tough to stop. 

    Now Samoa Joe, the man with the longest undefeated streak in IMPACT history, steps up to the plate in hopes of ending Crimson's winning streak.

    Will Samoa Joe be the man to finally slow this rookie down? Or will Joe be Crimson's latest victim as he strings up another W in the win column?

Matt Morgan on Verge of a Breakout?

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    "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan has a big challenge in front of him. 

    "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner. Seasoned veteran and genetic freak.

    If Matt Morgan picks up the win on a veteran on Steiner, will he receive a push? Will he finally break out onto the main event scene?

    The sky is the limit for Matt Morgan, and tonight can be the start to a new chapter in Morgan's career.

Gunner and Eric Young?

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    Gunner and Eric Young have been fighting each other for several weeks now.

    One week before Sacrifice, EY eliminated Gunner from a 25 Man Battle Royal and stole his TV title. The following week, Young defeated Gunner to become the official Television Champion.

    EY's first official week as Champion had him pitted against Mr. Anderson. Following the match, Gunner attacked Eric. Most recently, Gunner defeated Sting and Eric Young in a tag team match.

    There is bad blood between the two in their on-going feud. I'm surprised that the two don't have a title match on the card.

    My question is: Will we see Eric Young and/or Gunner anytime tonight? In the ring, backstage, in the parking lot, anywhere?

Mexican America's Threat to Hulk Hogan

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    This past IMPACT, Hulk Hogan made Mexican America's sh*t list.

    Mexican America threatened Hogan and told him to watch his back. They'll be there when he least expects it.

    Is tonight the night where Mexican America takes out Hulk Hogan? 

War on the X Division Over? or Just Getting Started?

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    The next pay-per-view on the IMPACT calendar is Destination X. 

    A place and time to showcase what built TNA: The X Division.

    With Abyss as X Division Champion, there may be some problems heading into Destination X. The Monster and Eric Bischoff have declared war on the X Division athletes.

    Will Kendrick or Kazarian bring the belt home? Or will Abyss be champion heading into Destination X?

The British Invasion

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    The British Invasion is a pretty good reason as to why I'd order this pay-per-view.

    They are a great team and haven't been on IMPACT since April. I'm sold on the idea of having the Brits challenge for the Tag Team titles.

    Douglas Williams and Magnus are no strangers to Tag Team Gold. Will they defeat the odd pairing of Beer Money's James Storm and the Motorcity Machine Guns' Alex Shelley?

Alex Shelley/Gun Money

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    Another reason to be interested in this card, and tag team match, is Alex Shelley.

    Shelley has been injured since January and this will be only his second match back. Last week, we saw his first match back end in defeat after accidentally kicking James Storm.

    How will Shelley affect this match? Will another miscommunication cause Gun Money another loss and the Tag Team titles?

Who Will Be the Last Man Standing?

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    Bully Ray and AJ Styles definitely have bad blood between each other.

    Tonight it all ends. In a Last Man Standing Match.

    This match has been in the making for a long time now and I definitely want to see this. 

    Will AJ get redemption after Bully Ray injured him in February? Will Bully Ray injure AJ again tonight? 

    Is AJ right in saying that a bully is like a balloon...once it's popped, will it go away forever?

Angle/Jarrett Finale

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    The most heated feud in all of professional wrestling today.

    Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett.

    This feud has been going on since January and we will finally see the epic conclusion to the very physical feud.

    To up the ante of this match it has two stipulations. 

    1.) The winner becomes the Number One Contender to the World Heavyweight Championship

    2.) The winner receives Kurt Angle's 1996 Olympic Gold Medal

    How will Angle and Jarrett one up themselves after the great match at Lockdown? I don't know. I am looking forward to this match more than any other match on the card.

Anderson/Sting: New Champion?

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    The World Heavyweight Championship match. The main event of the evening.

    Mr. Anderson vs. Sting.

    These two have been at each other's throats recently.

    Anderson became No. 1 contender after winning the 25-Man Battle Royal on IMPACT days before Sacrifice.

    Every week since Sacrifice, Anderson impersonated Sting. Mocked him.

    Anderson and Gunner defeated Sting and Eric Young in a tag team match last week. After the match, Sting choked Anderson out in the parking lot.

    After tonight, will we have a new World Champion in Ken Anderson? Or will Sting once again retain his Heavyweight Championship?