IMPACT WRESTLING: Familiar faces make surprise appearances at Slammiversary


Posted on 6/20/122 by Colin Vassallo



Several familiar faces showed up on the 20th anniversary of
Impact Wrestling last night at Slammiversary, either in
person or via video.

AJ Styles, Kurt Angle, and Sting all sent in video messages
because they couldn’t be there live in person.

Former WWE champion AJ Styles did a two-minute video,
mentioning the company’s first match he was involved in and
the feuds he had. Styles said he would still be AJ Styles
but how phenomenal would he be without Impact Wrestling? He
thanked the fans, and thanked WWE for allowing him to do
this because they know it is a special moment for him.

Kurt Angle said that TNA gave him an opportunity when he
needed it and he’s very grateful. He mentioned some of the
memorable feuds he had over the years in TNA and thanked the
fans for their support.

Sting said that TNA was an outlet for him to get back in the
industry and mentioned that he had great memories in the
company, saying that people still mention his time in TNA
when he meet them in airports.

Former TNA President Dixie Carter appeared at the top of the
stage for a short speech and then introduced the returning
Davey Richards as the final member of the Impact Originals
team. Traci Brooks and D’Lo Brown both appeared during the
match and just days after the death of his brother, Earl
Hebner was there as well to make the pinfall and give the
Impact team the victory. Brian Hebner was also part of the
match.

Chris Harris and James Storm, known as America’s Most
Wanted, also appeared after the Impact Tag Team title match
and with beers in hand, they saluted Impact and its tag team
division.

Christy Hemme also returned and introduced Scott D’Amore who
came out with a Team Canada jersey. D’Amore is now an EVP
with Impact Wrestling.

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