Galloway and Lashley headline TNA Slammiversary
The champ puts his title on the line under modified rules, with wins only able to come via knockout or submission.
On the surface, this stipulation would seem to favour Lashley. The challenger regularly fights with Bellator MMA, and has amassed a record of 14-2 in MMA competition with finishes in six of his last seven fights.
Galloway, however, has developed a smashmouth style of his own since becoming TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
“I just want you to think of one thing,” Galloway warned Lashley when the challenger questioned his credentials. “I tapped out Kurt Angle – what makes you think I can’t tap out you?”
Slammiversary also plays host to several other marquee match-ups for TNA.
In addition to the main event, four TNA titles will be defended at the Impact Zone in Orlando. The Hardy Boyz settle their family feud with a Full Metal Mayhem bout. Ethan Carter III seeks revenge against Mike Bennett.
TNA Slammiversary airs live today, June 13, from 12pm NZST via the Fite app (available from iTunes and Google Play). The card, subject to change, is listed below.
TNA Slammiversary Card:
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship:
Drew Galloway (c) vs. Lashley
- Full Metal Mayhem:
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy
- Ethan Carter III vs. Michael Bennett w/ Maria Kanellis
- TNA World Tag Team Championship:
Decay (Abyss & Crazzy Steve) (c) w/ Rosemary vs. The BroMans (Jessie Godderz & Robbie E) w/ Raquel
- X-Division Championship:
Trevor Lee (c) w/ Gregory Shane Helms vs. Andrew Everett vs. DJ Z vs. Eddie Edwards
- Knockouts Championship:
Jade (c) vs. Sienna
- King of the Mountain Championship:
Eli Drake (c) vs. Bram
- Baron Dax & Basile Baraka w/ Al Snow vs. Grado & Mahabali Shera