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Slammiversary 2022 Predictions

Slammiversary 2022 weekend has finally arrived, and as it’s traditionally Impact’s biggest show of the year, we’re expecting big things from them over here at Sports Obsessive.

Will there be any surprise debuts to shock us all? Some big title changes, perhaps? Never fear, the Sports Obsessive team is here! Join Andrew, Chris and Jon as we give our predictions for Slammiversary 2022!

Impact Knockouts Tag Team Championship The Influence (Madison Rayne & Tenille Dashwood) vs. Rosemary & Taya Valkyrie

Andrew: I don’t see any reason for a title change here. Fun match, with the champs retaining and Taya gets positioned for something bigger.

Prediction: The Influence

Chris: It’s great to see Taya back in Impact, but unfortunately for her, I don’t think this will be her night. I can see The Influence going over, with Rosemary and Taya arguing, eventually leading to a feud and a PPV match down the line for the two.

Prediction: The Influence

Jon: I don’t like putting titles on makeshift tag teams. The match itself should be ok, but I’m pulling for The Influence to retain and continue to build on their reign. Who’s next though?

Prediction: The Influence

Ultimate X match for the X Division Title: Ace Austin (c) vs. Kenny King vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey vs. Trey Miguel vs. Jack Evans vs. Alex Zayne

Andrew: This will be a car crash live on PPV, as if we wouldn’t expect anything less. Booking wise, it makes sense to keep the title on Ace Austin and build some momentum for the newest member of The Bullet Club.

Prediction: Ace Austin

Chris: This is a match I’m very excited about. There’s a lot of talent here, and at one point I might have said Trey Miguel or Speedball Bailey would take the title here. However, seeing that Ace Austin  has adopted the skull-n-guns of Bullet Club, I think it’s more likely that he’ll retain here. He’s getting a build, no doubt about it, and they’re going to impede that by taking the belt off him just yet.

Prediction: Ace Austin

Jon: Buckle your seat belts, this one is going to be fast. Every single competitor in this contest is made for the Ultimate X setup. There will be lots of flying and falling and I’m here for every bit of it. I’m riding with the new Bullet Club member in Ace Austin to retain his X Division championship.

Prediction: Ace Austin

Impact Originals (Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin, Frankie Kazarian, TBA, & TBA) vs. Honor No More (Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, PCO, & Vincent)

Andrew: I’m pretty curious as to who the Impact Originals will be there at Slammiversary 2022. Do they get Harris and Storm? Do they crack open the “Forbidden Door” and bring in Samoa Joe for a one night return or Christopher Daniels? What about Raven? No matter who it is, it should be a fun match and could possibly drag out a bit longer. Let’s go Originals and have some nostalgic fun and open up the possibility for more matches down the road.

Prediction: Impact Originals 

Chris: I’ve really enjoyed Honor No More’s work since they invaded Impact, so I’m looking forward to this one. However, I think those two TBA’s are going to be the pivotal difference maker in this one and will help give the Impact Originals the win.

Prediction: Impact Originals

Jon: Strong rumors are floating of an Aces and Eights reunion. If that’s the case, then it feels like the Impact originals would have to win. I’m not the biggest fan of giant multi-man tags, but maybe this will lead to a Lethal Lockdown match down the road. Fingers crossed.

Prediction: Impact Originals

Monster’s Ball Match: Sami Callihan vs. Moose

Andrew: This makes no sense to me. Neither of these guys should be in a position to lose right now. Sure, you want to book a marquee match for Slammiversary 2022 and this certainly is one but neither man should be in a position to lose here. Since Moose is going to be out of title contention for awhile, I suppose he can afford the loss more here but either way, I don’t like it.

Prediction: Sami 

Chris: 
I’m glad that Sami is back, and that Moose is getting a big feud after dropping the Heavyweight Championship to Josh Alexander. This isn’t Moose’s type of match at all which will make for an interesting clash of styles. Something tells me Moose has a mean swing when he has a weapon in his hand though. Common sense says Sami wins here, but it wouldn’t make sense for Moose to lose his first PPV match after dropping the title. So I’m giving Moose the nod here, perhaps due to shenanigans, and that will set up a rematch later on.

Prediction: Moose

Jon: Let there be violence! I fully expect to see all of the classic wrestling weapons and then some when Sami and Moose collide. Tables? Definitely. Thumb tacks? Almost assuredly. Barbed wire? Let’s hope so! This style of match undoubtedly benefits Sami Callihan. Which is why I’m picking Moose to win and perhaps lead to a rematch at the next PPV.

Prediction: Moose

Queen of the Mountain Match: Impact Knockouts World Champion Tasha Steelz vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Chelsea Green vs. Mia Yim vs. Jordynne Grace

Andrew: The booking here should be really simple: Use the established stars to put over your up and coming champ. Tasha is good and outlasting these veterans at Slammiversary 2022 just helps cement her as a credible champion even more.

Prediction: Tasha Steelz

Chris: I think Impact is pretty invested in Tasha, and what better way to elevate her than having her beat all these big names here? As much as I’d like to see Deonna or Jordynne get the nod here, I think Tasha will retain.

Prediction: Tasha Steelz

Jon: Admittedly, I’ve never actually watched a king/queen of the mountain match before. But it sure does feel like a cluster you-know-what. The rules might be super confusing, but there’s no denying the talent involved in this affair. My gut instinct tells me that the winner will be either Mia Yim or Jordynne Grace, both of which are totally fine with me. Mia Yim makes more sense as a hot newcomer.

Prediction: Mia Yim

Impact World Tag Team Champions The Briscoe Brothers (Jay & Mark) vs. The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson)

Andrew: This one could be my match of the night. I love both teams but the champs need to retain here. There’s a lot more that can be done here.

Prediction: Mark and Jay retain

Chris: This one could potentially be the match of the night if The Good Brothers are on form. This will be a rough, hard-hitting affair, but I can’t see The Briscoes dropping the belts just yet. It’s too soon; there’s a lot more mileage to get out of their title reign yet.

Prediction: The Briscoe Brothers

Jon: I’ve seen quite a bit of speculation lately that The Good Brothers’ contract with Impact could be coming to an end soon. If that’s the case, then I highly doubt that higher-ups would put championship gold on them. We’ll have to see what happens there, but I’m picking Jay and Mark Briscoe to leave the same way that they came in: as Impact World Tag Team Champions.

Prediction: The Briscoe Brothers

Impact World Heavyweight Champion Josh Alexander vs. Eric Young

Andrew: It is nice to see EY get the treatment he does in Impact. It really is. I like the old guard vs new guard element at Slammiversary 2022 as well. But there is no way Josh Alexander should drop the title to anyone here. Champ retains in a fun match.

Prediction: Josh Alexander

Chris: We all know Eric Young is great, and he really is great, but after such a big build-up to Josh regaining the title after Moose previously cashed in on him successfully, there’s no way Josh is losing the title yet. What this match will do, however, is be extremely entertaining, and beating an Impact veteran like EY is a solid way to build Josh as a legit world champion and company figurehead. This match will be great.

Prediction: Josh Alexander

Jon: Eric Young was once the face of Impact Wrestling. That distinction now belongs to Josh Alexander, who has continued his mountainous rise to the top over the past year-plus. With this being Impact’s 20th anniversary, it only makes sense for the old guard to put over the new king and firmly establish Alexander as THE GUY in the company.

Prediction: Josh Alexander

Written by Chris Flackett

Wrestling obsessed since '91. Lived through the Monday Night Wars and is still here to tell the tale. Major fan of Strong Style, technical and Super Jr. Wrestling, as well as big versatile hosses smacking the hell out of each other. Lives in Manchester, England.

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