The main event of TNA Slammiversary has been involved in controversy, and not for the reasons one may think. MVP recently injured his knee while performing in the UK, calling into question his chances of participating at this year’s event. Ideas and “what if’s” are being thrown around as to what could happen in the event MVP is not able to compete. Well, here is a booking move that could take Slammiversary into a new gear and deliver not only a guaranteed TNA World Heavyweight Championship match, but a main event that has the potential to tear the house down. Remember, MVP could be cleared to wrestle on June 15th, but in the event he is unable to, follow along…
The show opens up backstage with Kenny King, Bobby Lashley and MVP in his gear laid out. As the camera pans from the group, we see a hand holding a pipe. The camera moves up and Bobby Roode is breathing heavy as he looks down at the fallen. The pay-per-view begins.
One match in and Dixie Carter meets with Bobby Roode as he is leaving the building. They exchange un-pleasantries, but Dixie appreciates Bobby taking out MVP. Because they need a main event match, Dixie offers Bobby a chance for the title in the main event as a “reward”. Bobby deliberates and accepts, but makes it perfectly clear that he owes Dixie nothing. He makes his way back into the ring as Dixie quietly proclaims “Oh, but you will”.
After Bully Ray’s match against EC3,and giving EC3 his first singles loss, Bully Ray calls out Dixie and demands to be put in the main event tonight as he saw the exchange between herself and Bobby Roode. As much as he is there to watch EY’s back, he wants to be champion just as much too. A few sly words back and forth between the two and Dixie finally gives in after a threat from Bully to put her through a table, which he almost does. The main event of Slammiversary is a No Disqualification Three Way Dance for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship: TNA Champion Eric Young defending against Bully Ray and Bobby Roode.
Tearing the house down, all three leave it in the ring with Eric Young picking up a huge win, cementing himself further as a legitimate and fighting TNA Champion for the people. Bully Ray shakes his hand as Bobby Roode shakes his hand as well, but leaves the ring in disappointment and frustration for losing the match. Bully leaves and Eric Young has his Slammiversary moment as confetti surrounds the arena with our world champion in the middle of the ring.
It’s a real possibility that MVP may not be able to compete and this alternate Slammiversary main event gives the fans something special for the night. You have three of the best professional wrestlers in the 2nd biggest event in TNA, the first being Bound for Glory, putting on a wrestling clinic (in the case of Bobby Roode and Eric Young) and putting on a no-nonsense, get the job done pretty nasty performance (in the case of Bully Ray). This is a formula for an exciting main event and a captivating way to top/ end the night. On another note, these three are more than deserving in receiving a title shot and should be the three leading the main event scene after Slammiversary as we make our way towards Bound for Glory 2014.
What are your thoughts on this alternate take on Slammiversary’s main event in the event MVP is unable to compete? Give us your thoughts below and let’s get the conversation going!
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