IMPACT’s First Show With Fans Since March 2020 Sells Out In 20 Minutes
IMPACT Wrestling successfully sold all of the tickets to its first live event with fans in attendance since March of 2020.
In case you missed it, IMPACT recently announced that a limited number of fans would be permitted to attend 2021’s Slammiversary pay-per-view in person.
“I speak for everyone at IMPACT Wrestling when I say that we are thrilled to welcome back our fans. IMPACT is going to deliver an amazing night of action in front of ther thunderous roar of fans for the first time since early-March 2020 at the two-night A-Town Beatdown in Atlanta,” IMPACT Executive Vice-President Scott D’Amore said in a statement when the news was announced.
The following day, the company announced that all available tickets had been sold in fewer than 20 minutes.
Slammiversary will take place on Friday July 17th in Nashville, Tennessee — the same weekend that WWE kicks off its 25-city tour.
No matches have been announced for Slammiversary 2021 yet, but on May 20, a IMPACT released a promotional video which featured the Bullet Club logo, and teased appearances from The IIconics and The Forgotten Sons. It also contained a cheeky reference to Daniel Bryan.
As you might recall, last year’s Slammiversary went down in an empty arena. The event featured appearances from several former WWE Superstars who had been released just a few months earlier as a result of budget cuts necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The main event was a Fatal five way elimination match for the vacant Impact World Championship between Ace Austin, Eddie Edwards, Trey, Eric Young, and Rich Swann.
The first Slammiversary was titled TNA 1st Anniversary Show, and it went down on June 18, 2003. The main event was a tag match featuring the team of Jeff Jarrett and Sting taking on AJ Styles and Sean Waltman.