Triple H, October 2011:

“When I grew up, I hated Hogan. I thought he was terrible and didn’t like to watch him. I was like Punk in a way. I liked the Steamboats and Flairs and the ones that could go. Would I be right in saying that Hogan was the wrong guy to go with, and they should’ve changed directions and gone with Steamboat because he was the better wrestler? Ludicrous.” - Triple H. October, 2011.

2011 TNA Slammiversary

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Real world BFG means Counterfactual Slammiversary; the previous show, Lockdown, is here.

TNA Championship: Samoa Joe (w/Flair) d. Frankie Kazarian
X Title: Sting d. Doug Williams(w/Flair)
X Title: Doug Williams (w/Flair) d. Alex Shelley
TNA Tags:  Bubba Ray Dudley/Brian Kendrick d. Scott Steiner/Abyss
Cage Match: Kurt Angle d. Jeff Jarrett
Ken Kennedy (w/Burke) d. James Storm (w/Hernandez)
Blood Dragon d. Matt Morgan
Blood Dragon d. Magnus
Scott Steiner/Abyss d. Matt Morgan/Magnus

Let's start from the bottom up; the winner of the opening tag moves on to challenge for the straps later in the evening; there's a screwjob finish when the Blood Dragon runs in and interferes.  The Blood Dragon is a Liger-like masked wrestler gimmick from the WWF, where it was Jeff Hardy; it was brought to TNA when Matt debuted.  Since neither Hardy is on the card (Matt presumably gone for good and no telling when Jeff will reappear in this space again) the announce assumption is its one of them under the mask.  His appearance  is a surprise, and the matches where he then goes over Morgan and Magnus were made right after the run in.  They are designed to put him over as strong as possible.  Kennedy and Burke are Future Endeavors, they've been feuding with Tex Mex, and that feud continues here with Storm coming up injured as a result.  Angle wins the blowoff to the "you stole my family" feud.  Bubba and Kendrick are dick heels; they keep their belts.  Williams is part of the Horsemen (Flair/Joe/Roode) he took the X from Sabin, both MCMG were Horsemen victims - they stay victims here, with Williams keeping.  Sting put his career up in the last show when he went over Flair; he's full in full Terry Funk last ride babyface mode here - during the build he goes over, let's say, Jarrett - again putting up his career.  He comes out unannounced after Williams/Shelley, puts his career on the line - and then beats Doug Williams to win his first ever TNA belt, his first belt of any type since 1996.  Joe had a 2 1/2 year title run in the middle of the previous decade; his second run came to an end at the top of 2010, that led to a heel turn, Joe brutalizing both AJ and Daniels, then joining the Horsemen.  Here, he takes Kazarian's belt (which he took from Roode) and Joe and Flair stand triumphant...

...but only momentarily, as he is then confronted by the mysterious Blood Dragon....

..who turns out to be the returning AJ Styles (he and Daniels both destroyed by Joe this year; AJ's been gone for months after that beating) Styles cleans house and holds the belt aloft as Flair and Joe yell at him from the aisle.

BFG gets posted after real world Final Resolution.  Survivor Series 2010 gets posted sometime in November.

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