Legendary Announcer Possibly Returning At Slammiversary, Huge Impact Wrestling Milestone (Video)

Chris Featherstone


Legendary Announcer Possibly Returning At Slammiversary

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter revealed that longtime former Impact Wrestling play-by-play announcer Mike Tenay is rumored to return at the 15th Slammiversary event on Sunday, July 2, although there has been no official word as of now.

His broadcast colleague, Don West, is scheduled to return to the booth at the event. West has not been involved in announcing for Impact Wrestling since 2009. He did act as a manager the same year, before spending the rest of his tenure promoting internet sales for the website.

Huge Impact Wrestling Milestone

Today, 6/19/17, marks the official 15th Anniversary for Impact Wrestling, as the very first weekly pay-per-view aired in 2002 in Huntsville Alabama.

Here are the results of that show (Commentators: Mike Tenay, Don West, & Ed Ferrara).

  • The Flying Elvises – Jorge Estrada, Sonny Siaki, and Jimmy Yang d. A.J. Styles, Jerry Lynn, and Low Ki (6:20)
  • Teo d. Hollywood (2:48)
  • Richard & Ron Johnson d. Psicosis and James Storm (4:52)
  • The Dupps – Bo and Stan (w/ Fluff) d. Christian York and Joey Matthews (3:41)
  • Ken Shamrock & Malice d. K-Krush (R-Truth), Scott Hall, Jeff Jarrett, Brian Christopher, Lash LeRoux, Bruce, Buff Bagwell, Del Rios, Devon Storm, Gran Apolo, Chris Harris, Justice, Konnan, Norman Smiley, Rick Steiner, Slash, Steve Corino and The Vampire Warrior in a “Gauntlet For The Gold” Battle Royal (30:56)
  • Ken Shamrock d. Malice (w/ James Mitchell) to win the vacant NWA World Heavyweight Championship (5:47)
    • Ricky Steamboat was the special guest referee

You can watch the video of the first ever match below.

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