It was a busy night. Titles are the easiest concept in wrestling because anyone gets the idea of someone wearing a shiny belt. You can easily figure out the idea and it is a simple match to set up: someone has a title and someone else wants it. That makes title changes some of the most important parts of a wrestling promotion and there were quite a few of them this weekend.
Impact Wrestling held their Slammiversary pay per view over the weekend, marking the company’s twentieth anniversary. There were five title matches on the show with four titles changing hands. Here are the title changes:
- Mike Bailey won the X-Division Title in a six man Ultimate X match
- Rosemary/Taya Valkyrie defeated the Influence to win the Knockouts Tag Team Titles
- The Good Brothers defeated the Briscoes to regain the Tag Team Titles
- Jordynne Grace won the Knockouts Title in the first ever Queen of the Mountain match
Impact Wrestling World Champion Josh Alexander retained his title over Eric Young in the main event. In addition, Rich Swann retained the Digital Media Title over Brian Myers on the pre-show.
Opinion: This is the slate of results you need to make a show feel important. Title changes are passing of the guard in wrestling and having so many of them makes for a good show. That was the case here as Impact nearly changed all of the titles being defended on the show. You might not care for some of the results, but the changes themselves make the show feel like that much bigger of a deal.
What do you think of the results? Which title change makes the biggest impact? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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