Slammiversary is the name given to pay-per-view events held by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling in the month of June. This is of historical significance since June 19 is the date of the first TNA event in 2002. It is considered one of TNA's flagship PPV events along with Lockdown and Bound for Glory due to the show celebrating the company's anniversary. Slammiversary is the host of the King of the Mountain Match.
Major aspects of Slammiversary
King of the Mountain
Slammiversary has become the home of the King of the Mountain match, a five-man reverse ladder match for TNA's World Heavyweight Championship. The match debuted at TNA's second anniversary show, a weekly pay-per-view in Nashville, Tennessee, and has since been featured at Slammiversary every year.
On the pre-show to Slammiversary 2005, Larry Zbyszko took the mic and announced that former Director of Authority Dusty Rhodes had buckled under the pressure and would be resigning, meaning that Zbyszko would be taking over as interim authority as per his role as a member of the NWA Championship Committee.
In 2006, a much longer developed storyline came to a climax as TNA Management finally announced its long-awaited "new face" with the debut of Jim Cornette at Slammiversary 2006.
Slammiversary dates and venues
|Slammiversary 2005||June 19, 2005||Orlando, Florida||iMPACT! Zone|
|Slammiversary 2006||June 18, 2006||Orlando, Florida||iMPACT! Zone|
|Slammiversary 2007||June 17, 2007||Nashville, Tennessee||Nashville Municipal Auditorium|
|Slammiversary 2008||June 8, 2008||Southaven, Mississippi||DeSoto Civic Center|
|Slammiversary 2009||June 21, 2009||Auburn Hills, Michigan||[The Palace of Auburn Hills]]|
|Slammiversary 2010||June 13, 2010||Orlando, Florida||Impact Zone|
|Slammiversary 2011||June 12, 2011||Orlando, Florida||Impact Zone|
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