Impact Wrestling

[PPV Recap] ‘Impact Wrestling Slammiversary XVI’ – Aries vs. Moose, 5150 Street Fight, Mask vs. Hair

Date: July 22, 2018
Venue: The Rebel Complex (Toronto, Ontario)
Commentators: Josh Matthews & Don Callis

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After five years, Impact Wrestling has finally gone and done it: presented a PPV that looks good enough for me to shell out some money. The 16th annual Slammiversary (feel old yet?) features a big main event as Austin Aries defends the Impact World Championship against a man many see as the future of the company, the former NFL player turned pro wrestler Moose. The rest of the show also has a lot to look forward to, from hardcore matches to hair vs. mask matches, to even an International 4-Way which looks like an excuse to just have a whole lot of high spots. I’m down for it. Will Impact get more of my hard-earned money or is this a one and done? Let’s find out.

Champions

  • IMPACT World Champion: Austin Aries
  • IMPACT X-Division Champion: Matt Sydal
  • IMPACT Knockouts Champion: ‘The Undead Bride’ Su Yung
  • IMPACT World Tag Team Champions: LAX (Santana & Ortiz)

Lineup

  • Johnny Impact vs. Petey Williams vs. Fenix vs. Taiji Ishimori (***1/2)
  • Allie vs. Tessa Blanchard (***3/4)
  • House of Hardcore Match: Tommy Dreamer vs. Eddie Edwards  (**3/4)
  • Matt Sydal [c] vs. Brian Cage for the IMPACT X-DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP (***)
  • Su Yung [c] vs. Madison Rayne for the IMPACT KNOCKOUTS CHAMPIONSHIP (**1/4)
  • 5150 Street Fight: LAX [c] vs. The OGz [c] for the IMPACT WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (****)
  • Mask vs. Hair: Pentagon Jr. vs. Sami Callihan (****1/2)
  • Austin Aries [c] vs. Moose for the IMPACT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (***)

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