Event Archive 2010

TLC delivers highs, lows and a new champ

TLC delivers highs, lows and a new champ

The final piece to the 2010 WWE Pay Per View puzzle is here, and TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs has an array of matches aimed to thrill and amaze us. In the end, with one world title change and the conclusion (?) of the all-important John Cena versus Nexus storyline,...

Hardy retains, Williams upsets Styles at Final Resolution

Hardy retains, Williams upsets Styles at Final Resolution

TNA's latest pay-per-view effort, Final Resolution, can be summed up in one phrase: It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good, either. Two stellar title matches were enough to overcome the card's dead weight, but when all was said and done, nothing too memorable had been...

The fate of Cena is finally decided at so-so Survivor Series

The fate of Cena is finally decided at so-so Survivor Series

Survivor Series isn’t what it once was. The traditional five-on-five matches are now almost an afterthought, and the WWE was ready to abandon the name earlier this year before reversing course during the summer. Yet there was still a fairly strong survival theme built...

Turning Point: Hardy retains title to cap awful show

Turning Point: Hardy retains title to cap awful show

TNA's Turning Point was one of the worst pay-per-view events of all-time. The eight-match show featured only two solid matches, saw a performer likely break his wrist, featured head-scratching finish after head-scratching finish, not to mention a completely dead...

Cena central to Bragging Rights; Smackdown wins again

Cena central to Bragging Rights; Smackdown wins again

Though his originally announced role was simply a second to Wade Barrett as his Nexus boss challenged Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, John Cena ended the night as a champion and may face even more repercussions tonight on Monday Night Raw. Before the main event...

Hell in a Cell: Betrayal, fan interference, and flying shoes

Hell in a Cell: Betrayal, fan interference, and flying shoes

While the main event is rightfully the Hell in a Cell match featuring the World Heavyweight Champion Kane vying for supremacy in his on-again, off-again feud with his half-brother The Undertaker, there were other events on Sunday that will have a longer-lasting impact...

TNA Knockouts PPV shows strength of division

TNA Knockouts PPV shows strength of division

TNA Wrestling's Knockout division has been a highlight of the company since it officially kicked off three years ago. Fans can re-live some of their favourite moments featuring these women through TNA Knockouts: Mad Sexy vol. 1, a new pay-per-view special. At a...

Few gimmicks, more title changes at Night of Champions

Few gimmicks, more title changes at Night of Champions

Sometimes keeping things simple can pay dividends. With the exception of WrestleMania, Royal Rumble and a few others, WWE pay-per-views have become increasingly focused on gimmicks over the last year or two. That means that Night of Champions stands out a bit from the...

No Surrender: Angle and Hardy steal the show

No Surrender: Angle and Hardy steal the show

TNA’s No Surrender comes to you live from The Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida. There is a duel theme to this evening’s pay-per-view focusing on the world title tournament and EV2 taking on Fortune. Hulk Hogan is not in attendance as he is recovering from an apparent...

Rumored return helps Team WWE fend off Nexus at SummerSlam

Rumored return helps Team WWE fend off Nexus at SummerSlam

Longtime WWE fans know that SummerSlam trails only WrestleMania in terms of significance on the yearly pay-per-view calendar. Plenty of historic matches have taken place at previous editions of the August event, but it hasn’t always been able to generate the same...

TNA’s Hardcore Justice full of ECW memories

TNA’s Hardcore Justice full of ECW memories

TNA changed up their monthly pay-per-view this month to go back in time and give ECW a proper sendoff by re-naming tonight's Hard Justice event to Hardcore Justice. In SLAM! Wrestling’s preview of the show, veteran staffer Jon Waldman didn’t sound excited at all about...

Kane, Miz make most of Money In The Bank

Kane, Miz make most of Money In The Bank

WWE’s Money In The Bank pay-per-view comes to you from Kansas City. A separate Raw and Smackdown MITB match will take place as well as battles for the World Heavyweight title and WWE Championship. Let's get right to the action. Main Event: WWE Championship Steel Cage...

Strong wrestling highlights exciting Victory Road

Strong wrestling highlights exciting Victory Road

On paper, TNA Victory Road 2010 looked to be one of the strongest TNA pay-per-views in some time. When the shows three-hours were up, the fans truly did see Total Nonstop Action. From the fourth match on, the show delivered behind great wrestling that saw the Motor...

4-Way matches Fatal for championship reigns

4-Way matches Fatal for championship reigns

In the days leading up to WWE’s newest pay-per-view offering, Fatal 4-Way, the point has been made repeatedly that the odds are stacked against the champion keeping his or her belt. Well, the statistics proved true, as all three title matches under those rules saw new...

TNA showcases solid in-ring work at Slammiversary

TNA showcases solid in-ring work at Slammiversary

When TNA Wrestling launched, most critics didn’t think it would last eight weeks, much less eight years. Defying the pundits, the company has unapologetically forged its way into the history books. The road so far has taken many twists and turns, hills and valleys....

Batista quits to end disappointing Over The Limit

Batista quits to end disappointing Over The Limit

Sunday, for the first time, WWE presented Over The Limit. If the show was any indication, hopefully it will be the last. An eight-match show saw only two matches truly deliver and, in a shock to no one, Batista quit in the main event. The show also was hampered by...

TNA serves up mostly straightforward wrestling at Sacrifice

TNA serves up mostly straightforward wrestling at Sacrifice

While the Hulk Hogan-Eric Bischoff era of TNA has often appeared to be one where the company has been throwing various things at the proverbial wall to see what sticks, Sunday’s Sacrifice pay-per-view was one that should have appealed to pro wrestling traditionalists....

WWE Extreme Rules features strong Mania rematches

WWE Extreme Rules features strong Mania rematches

The name Extreme Rules conjures up mental images of a pay-per-view show full of hardcore violence and intense bell-to-bell action. With WWE’s family-friendly direction, it’s not surprising that the show was much tamer than what one might expect. Despite that, the PPV...

Styles, Hogan lock down victories inside TNA’s cage

Styles, Hogan lock down victories inside TNA’s cage

Pop quiz, hot shot: what’s 6 sides of steel minus 2? That would be TNA Lockdown, the 2010, four-sided ring version of course. This year the show is emanating from St. Louis and presents its annual card of matches fought exclusively in the confines of a steel cage. Taz...

Styles, Pope claim victory Against All Odds

EDITORS NOTE: Wrestling reporters do, in fact, have girlfriends and wives. With TNA making the decision to run their Against All Odds event on Valentine's Day, the significant others of the SLAM! Wrestling staff put their foot down. With a “no wrestling allowed” edict...

The 2010 Royal Rumble is Rated R in Atlanta

The 2010 Royal Rumble is Rated R in Atlanta

There are times when just about everyone has the Royal Rumble plans figured out before the event even takes place. This year was different, as the WWE did a nice job setting up several different subplots that could have played out in pro wrestling’s most famous...

Angle-Styles good, but not enough to save Genesis

Angle-Styles good, but not enough to save Genesis

In Star Trek II, Mr. Spock said in reference to Project Genesis that “As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create.” Tonight’s pay-per-view offering, Genesis marks the start of the Hulk Hogan era of TNA -- it remains to see...

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May 29: AEW Double or Nothing
June 5: WWE Hell in a Cell
June 11: NWA Alwayz Ready
June 19: Impact Slammiversary
June 26: AEW Forbidden Door
July 1: Impact Against All Odds
July 2: WWE Money in the Bank
July 30: WWE Summerslam
Nov 26: WWE Survivor Series