Familiar faces make surprise appearances at Slammiversary

Several familiar faces showed up on the 20th anniversary of Impact Wrestling last night at Slammiversary, either in person or via video.

AJ Styles, Kurt Angle, and Sting all sent in video messages because they couldn’t be there live in person.

Former WWE champion AJ Styles did a two-minute video, mentioning the company’s first match he was involved in and the feuds he had. Styles said he would still be AJ Styles but how phenomenal would he be without Impact Wrestling? He thanked the fans, and thanked WWE for allowing him to do this because they know it is a special moment for him.

Kurt Angle said that TNA gave him an opportunity when he needed it and he’s very grateful. He mentioned some of the memorable feuds he had over the years in TNA and thanked the fans for their support.

Sting said that TNA was an outlet for him to get back in the industry and mentioned that he had great memories in the company, saying that people still mention his time in TNA when he meet them in airports.

Former TNA President Dixie Carter appeared at the top of the stage for a short speech and then introduced the returning Davey Richards as the final member of the Impact Originals team. Traci Brooks and D’Lo Brown both appeared during the match and just days after the death of his brother, Earl Hebner was there as well to make the pinfall and give the Impact team the victory. Brian Hebner was also part of the match.

Chris Harris and James Storm, known as America’s Most Wanted, also appeared after the Impact Tag Team title match and with beers in hand, they saluted Impact and its tag team division.

Christy Hemme also returned and introduced Scott D’Amore who came out with a Team Canada jersey. D’Amore is now an EVP with Impact Wrestling.

You can see the highlights of this special night below.

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Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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