Event Archive 2009

Final Resolution a ‘phenomenal’ ending for TNA in 2009

Final Resolution a ‘phenomenal’ ending for TNA in 2009

Final Resolution 2009 is the end of the pre-Hogan days in TNA, and with that in mind, the company ended its current incarnation with a bang, highlighted by a main event that, while lame duck, was a great bout between two men who've battled up and down the road for...

New champs at strong WWE TLC show

New champs at strong WWE TLC show

WWE ended the year with a very good pay-per-view offering, a new gimmick-laden concept show called TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs. Highlighted by a shocking WWE Championship match that saw Sheamus defeat John Cena in a Tables Match. the show marked what could be an...

Lots of wrestlers per match but no title changes at Survivor Series

Lots of wrestlers per match but no title changes at Survivor Series

If one word could be used to sum up Sunday's 23rd edition of Survivor Series, it would have to be "cluttered." While the November pay-per-view has a long tradition of five-on-five elimination matches, singles wrestling was almost entirely absent from this year's card....

Cena, Smackdown earn Bragging Rights

Cena, Smackdown earn Bragging Rights

It was a fight for brand supremacy Sunday as WWE presented its first-ever Bragging Rights pay-per-view. While the show was focused around the 7-on-7 battle between Raw and Smackdown, only a trophy was on the line there. Instead, it was the 60-minute Iron Man Match...

Title changes highlight Hell in a Cell

Title changes highlight Hell in a Cell

When the concept was first announced, many people questioned how WWE would be able to put three Hell in a Cell matches on one pay-per-view, while still maintaining the integrity and originality of the match. Those questions were answered in full Sunday night in...

AJ Styles wins title at No Surrender

AJ Styles wins title at No Surrender

There’s an old saying that “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Judging from the listless reactions from the crowd at tonight’s TNA No Surrender pay-per-view, perhaps this should be changed to “Familiarity breeds indifference.” Despite an overall decent show, it took the...

Montreal fans ‘screwed’ again in Breaking Point sham

Montreal fans ‘screwed’ again in Breaking Point sham

While those in charge at World Wrestling Entertainment headquarters would never let you know it, the influence of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has been profound on professional wrestling since the Ultimate Fighting Championship debuted in November 1993. A multitude of...

Bob Kapur’s Twitterish WWE tour: Breaking Point

Bob Kapur’s Twitterish WWE tour: Breaking Point

MONTREAL -- The WWE wrestlers aren't the only ones on a road trip this weekend through Ontario and Quebec. SLAM! Wrestling's "Bloodthirsty" Bob Kapur and photographer Mike Mastrandrea are hitting each town too. Follow Bob's travels here each day. In this installment,...

Enter The Dragon: Dragon Gate USA gets off to flying start

Enter The Dragon: Dragon Gate USA gets off to flying start

It remains to be seen if it made much of a splash with mainstream wrestling fans, but Dragon Gate USA’s debut pay-per-view show gave people looking for something different than the usual WWE and TNA fare reason to smile when it beamed its way onto cable systems across...

TLC Match and the return of a fan favorite liven up SummerSlam

TLC Match and the return of a fan favorite liven up SummerSlam

After years of paying lip service to the idea that SummerSlam was the second biggest show on the company schedule, the WWE put some effort into building up the 2009 edition with events all weekend long. The card itself had its highs and lows, but it mostly held the...

Night of Champions: Punk loses title, but keeps star performer tag

Night of Champions: Punk loses title, but keeps star performer tag

When the WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view opened on thousands of television screens across the world, there was an irony about its question "Whose moment has come?" That was because a moment of a different type could come for Jeff Hardy, who faced CM Punk for the...

TNA Slammiversary shocks and surprises

TNA Slammiversary shocks and surprises

Shocking. That's probably the best way to describe TNA's seventh anniversary spectacular, Slammiversary. New champions were crowned, new rivalries ignited and a new member was presumably added to the Main Event Mafia. From its inception, TNA has been criticized and...

Victory Road: Submission wins and title changes

Victory Road: Submission wins and title changes

TNA's Victory Road pay-per-view was a mix of good and bad. The talent was there, the line-up was stacked, but some matches simply couldn't carry their weight. Where TNA had the opportunity to capitalize on the recent signings of Taz and Bobby Lashley, the company...

Mysterio & Jericho save The Bash from wash-out

Mysterio & Jericho save The Bash from wash-out

It was inevitable that something had to suffer with the WWE’s increased workload over the course of the last few weeks. Two weeks ago on Raw saw a three-hour edition of the show, during which Vince McMahon “sold” that brand to Donald Trump, while just six days ago,...

The Bash disappointing live despite heat

The Bash disappointing live despite heat

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A rabid early-arriving crowd endured temperatures of 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius) outside Arco Arena to take in what can only be termed as a disappointing edition of "The Bash." Those who braved the heat, and there were many, were...

Sacrifice: Sting the new face to Main Event Mafia

Sacrifice: Sting the new face to Main Event Mafia

TNA's Sacrifice pay-per-view was built around the idea of giving up something that mattered to you. The four main event combatants -- Sting, Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett, and TNA champion Mick Foley -- met in a typical TNA mess of a match that ended with the path of least...

Hardy feud reignites at Judgment Day

WWE's fifth pay-per-view event of 2009, Judgment Day – held at the AllState Arena in Rosemont, Illinois - promised to be an intriguing card in more ways than one. There were the conspicuous absences of Triple H, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker from the show, the...

Backlash: All 3 world titles change hands

Backlash: All 3 world titles change hands

Usually Backlash doesn't offer much in terms of big time matches or title changes. WWE took that trend in a different direction Sunday as all three world champions were felled by their challengers with two of them being taken away on a stretcher as a result of the...

Wrestlemania 25: HBK-Undertaker steals the show

Wrestlemania 25: HBK-Undertaker steals the show

For the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania, the tag line may as well have been, “It’s déjà vu all over again.” The top of this year’s card looked an awful lot like last year's. Just swap out Floyd Mayweather for Shawn Michaels and everyone else was the same. John Cena,...

WrestleMania 25 delivers some bang but ends with a whimper

WrestleMania 25 delivers some bang but ends with a whimper

HOUSTON - An old showbiz cliché says that you should always leave them wanting more, but what happens when you leave them expecting more? That was the question hovering over a good percentage of the 72,744 people filing out of Reliant Stadium at the conclusion of...

The TNA Destination X disaster

The TNA Destination X disaster

TNA's Destination X pay-per-view had what appeared to be a stacked card. With the returns of Samoa Joe and AJ Styles, topped with a tag team bout between Beer Money Inc. and Team 3D, as well as an Ultimate X match, Destination X almost guaranteed to deliver. However,...

No Way Out gets Rated R

No Way Out gets Rated R

The Elimination Chamber takes center stage, as WWE presents No Way Out from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. On this night, both Edge and John Cena will be forced into the brutal structure as they defend their WWE and World Heavyweight Championships...

No Revolution: Triple H prevails

Sometimes the old adages say it best. In the case of last night's New Year's Revolution pay-per-view, the first one that came to mind was the more things change, the more they stay the same. The change was holding the first big event of 2005 in San Juan, Puerto Rico,...

Sting retains at Against All Odds

Sting retains at Against All Odds

In recent weeks, the Main Event Mafia has developed some internal turmoil, which came to a head at Against All Odds, when Sting and Kurt Angle squared off in a Four Way TNA Heavyweight Championship match against Team 3D. If that wasn't difficult enough for the Mafia...

Orton triumphs, Cena survives, Hardy falls at Royal Rumble

Orton triumphs, Cena survives, Hardy falls at Royal Rumble

The 2009 edition of the Royal Rumble may not have had as many twists, turns or surprises as some previous events, but that’s not to say it was lacking for compelling moments. Fans at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena were treated to a fateful decision, a surprising betrayal,...

Genesis a stalemate between Mafia and Frontline

Genesis a stalemate between Mafia and Frontline

The back and forth battle between the Frontline and the Main Event Mafia continued through TNA's first PPV of 2009, Genesis. After several Mafia vs. Frontline clashes, the end of the PPV saw yet another stalemate between the two factions. After both Kurt Angle and...

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CALENDAR

June 26: AEW Forbidden Door
July 1: Impact Against All Odds
July 2: WWE Money in the Bank
July 30: WWE Summerslam
Sep 3: WWE Clash at the Castle
Oct 8: WWE Extreme Rules
Oct 8: Impact Bound For Glory
Nov 5: WWE Crown Jewel
Nov 26: WWE Survivor Series