When The Rock goes out of his way to react to one of your Superstars, you know that you have successfully pulled off an amazing Pay-per view event. While the expectations were sky high for Impact Wrestling considering the new found buzz around Slammiversary, they delivered and then some.
The night saw huge debuts and returns from the likes of EC3, The Good Brothers, Eric Young, Heath Slater and the good old Moter City Machine Guns. Check out this article for more details.
The action complimented the surprises with the Knockouts Championship match between Deonna Purrazzo and Jordynne Grace stealing the show.
In addition, the main event featured a fatal-five way match that was the best match that I’ve personally seen in a long time.
While there are a lot of wrestling promotions out there giving you insane looking spots, the level of storytelling in that match was something that WWE and AEW are not providing at this moment.
That includes the inception of a mouth-watering feud between Eric Young and Rich Swann to the amazing story that Ace Austin and Eddie Edwards told towards the end.
Needless to say, the wrestling world recognized this effort. The Rock reacted to a Impact star using his finishing maneuver while Finn Balor paid homage to the new innings of his former brothers.
The Rock responds to “the real world champion”
For a long time now, Moose has been claiming that he is the real world champion in Impact Wrestling. He is even carrying around the old TNA World Championship belt.
Tonight, he defended that title against the veteran Tommy Dreamer. In his victorious effort, he hit an improvised Rock Bottom on Dreamer at one point. Moose would use the opportunity to give Dwayne Johnson shout out.
To everyone’s surprise, The Rock would actually react to it.
Get it big dog!!! 💪🏾👊🏾
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) July 19, 2020
That was not the only praise the event got. Many other big names in the wrestling world decided to respond. Notably, Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary was the number one trend worldwide on Twitter at one point.
— Finn Bálor (@FinnBalor) July 19, 2020
Love seeing people doing their thing ✨
— Renee Young (@ReneeYoungWWE) July 19, 2020
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) July 18, 2020
TO AL MY FANS: & the people that know me through my time in the WW…(We both lost the E when I left 😉 ….. WATCH SOME @TheEddieEdwards , #Impact, YouTube, What evs, I assure you he’s as good as any guy I worked with in the E & deserves the eyes he’s about to get! #Wrestling https://t.co/7teTks0x2X
— #nZo (FKA Enzo Amore) (@real1) July 19, 2020
— SHAWN SPEARS ™️ (@Perfec10n) July 19, 2020
A lot of people making an Impact on pro wrestling tonight. I hope all of your individual talents are appreciated and given the credit that they…