TNA – Impact Spoilers for 6/19.

from PWInsider.com

Impact Spoilers for 6/19 from Orlando:

*Booker T pinned BG James. Basically a squash here.

*World X Cup – Team TNA’s Motor City Machineguns defeated Team International‘s Tyson Dux & Shawn Daivari.

*Jim Cornette is in the ring when TNA Tag Team champions LAX come out. They challenge James Storm and Robert Roode to a Fan’s Revenge Lumberacks with straps match at the Victory Road PPV. LAX sign the contract but the heels don’t come out. Jackie Moore comes out and says she doesn’t know where they are. She gets into it with Salinas and Cornette makes a match for later.

*Shantelle Taylor made her TNA debut as this week’s contender in the Awesome Kong Challenge. She put up a fight but eventually lost.

*Team TNA’s Kaz defeated Team International’s Alex Kozlov.

*Jackie Moore defeated Salinas, then whipped her with a belt after the match.

*The main event was scheduled to be Rhino & Christian Cage vs. Team 3D but Rhino was attacked in the back. AJ Styles took his place. They defeated 3D. Frank Trigg came out after the match and began trash talking Styles from the ring apron, leaving him open to be attacked by Kurt Angle.

Xplosion:

*Petey Williams & Sonjay Dutt defeated Naruko Doi & Masato Yoshino.

*Curry Man & Eric Young & Shark Boy defeated Johnny Devine & James Storm & Robert Roode.

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TNA Impact! Spoilers for June 12, 2008.

*TNA champion Samoa Joe defeated Kaz in a very good match.  Booker T came out on the mic and said Joe got lucky at Slammiversary and they went back and forth.  Booker claimed the only reason he lost was because Nash interfered.  They are building Booker vs. Joe for the title at Victory Road.
*Backstage, Kurt Angle said he’s going to take Karen Angle out, but since she signed a talent contract with TNA, there’s a no men on violence rule.  So, he’s put a hit out on her for a Knockout to take Karen out…and she won’t know when it’s coming.
*Former WWE star Shawn Daivari is interviewed backstage, announced as the captain of Team International in the World X Cup.
*The Motor City Machineguns defeated Team Japan’s Naruko Doi & Masato Yoshino.  Really fun stuff here.  They all shake hands afterwards.
*Karen Angle is being interviewed in the back, but the Beautiful People interrupt the segment.  They are upset about Karen getting paid more than them.  They try to paperbag her but AJ Styles shows up.
*Kevin Nash is interviewed by Lauren.  She asks him if he agrees with Booker T saying that the only reason Samoa Joe was victorious at the King of the Mountain was Nash powerbombing Booker.  Joe comes to the ring and calls out Nash.  Nash tells Joe that an apology is in order for coming out.  Joe tells Nash he is riding Joe’s coattails and Joe is sick of it.  Nash tells Joe that he should be careful because he can’t defeat Booker one on one because Booker has already gotten to him mentally.  Joe tells Nash to take his predictions and stick them.
*Robert Roode & James Storm defeated LAX to win the TNA Tag Team champions after Storm struck Hernandez with a loaded boot.  Hector Guerrero argued with the referee, who re-started the bout.  LAX won and retained the titles.  Afterwards, Roode laid out everyone in LAX with a chair, then handcuffed them to the ropes, whipping them with a belt.
*Gail Kim defeated Velvet Sky, then paperbagged her.
*Team International’s Alex Kozlov defeated Curry Man.
*Backstage, TNA champion Samoa Joe accepted Booker T’s challenge for Victory Road.
*Sonjay Dutt defeated Consequences Creed.  Jay Lethal attacked Dutt and challenged him to a match next week.
*Kurt Angle defeated AJ Styles in a Lumberjack Match.  The Lumberjacks were Team 3D, Rhino, Christian Cage, Tomko, Matt Morgan and Tomko.  3D hit the Dudley Death Drop on Rhino, who was taken to the back.  AJ went to hit a splash through a table on Angle, but Kurt moved and put him in the Anklelock.  Karen Angle ran out but Awesome Kong made her way to the ring and laid out Karen.

TNA – current card for Slammiversary.

Here is the complete lineup for tonight’s TNA Slammiversary PPV in Southaven, Mississippi:
King of the Mountain TNA World Title Match
Special Enforcer: Kevin Nash
– Samoa Joe defends against Robert Roode, Booker T, Christian Cage and Rhino
– AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle
TNA X-Division Championship Match:
– Petey Williams defends against Kaz
TNA Knockout Championship Match/ $25,00 Challenge
– Awesome Kong has an open challenge out
TNA Tag Team Championship Match
– LAX defends against Team 3D
A Match Made in Heaven:
– “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal marries So Cal Val with appearances by American Idol’s Ace Young, George “the Animal” Steele, Koko B. Ware, Jake “the Snake” Roberts and Kamala.
– Gail Kim & ODB & Roxxi vs. The Beautiful People and Mickie Knuckles.

TNA Sacrifice thoughts.

First my notes and results from watching the show.

TNA Sacrifice PPV May 11, 2008.

Kurt Angle arrives at the building, announces that due to the neck injury he received in South Korea, he cannot wrestle tonight.
Scott Steiner shows up, along with Petey Williams, Rokka Khan, Rick Steiner and Kevin Nash.  Petey looks ridiculous.
Samoa Joe shows up.
All the men cut promos on the match when they get out of their limos.

Already we have controversy.  Why is Nash with Steiner and not with Joe.

Deuces Wild quarterfinal match for the vacant TNA tag team titles
Team 3D vs. James Storm (with Jacqueline) and Sting
James Storm annoys Sting throughout the match.  Sting ends up putting Storm through a table.  Team 3D pins Storm and advances to the next round.

Frank Trigg is asked about Angle’s neck injury.

Deuces Wild quarterfinal match
Robert Roode and Booker T vs. Rhino and Christian Cage
Rhino hits the gore on Roode for the pin.
Booker raises Christian and Rhino’s hands in a sign of respect.  He then leaves the ring, grabs a steel chair and blasts Cage and Rhino over their heads.

Jeremy Borasch interviews Scott Steiner.  Steiner wants Nash to help him win the title tonight.  Steiner promises him the first title shot if he wins.

Deuces Wild quarterfinal match
Kip James and Matt Morgan vs. LAX
Hernandez pins James after Morgan accidentally kicks James in the face.

JB in the back with AJ Styles.  AJ talks about his Deuces Wild match until Angle comes in and confronts AJ whether or not he’s seeing Karen Angle.

Deuces Wild quarterfinal match
Super Eric and AJ Stlyes vs. BG James and Awesome Kong

Who exactly are the fans supposed to cheer for here?  AJ is a heel, but is, you know, phenomenal.  Super Eric is super over.  Awesome Kong is awesome, and BG is a permanent favorite in TNA.  Botched finish by AJ but a great, veteran recovery for it.

Lauren interviews Rick Steiner about tonight’s title match.

Terror Dome match for #1 contender to the X Division title.

Chris Sabin, Consequences Kreed, Curry Man, Sonjay Dutt, Shark Boy, Jimmy Rave, Kaz, Alex Shelly, Johnny Devine, Jay Lethal

Jim Cornette comes out and announces that not only does the winner become the #1 contender for the X title but will also be added as the third man to tonight’s title match.

Kaz with a move I’ve never seen before, almost a backwards piledriver.
Super tower of doom, begun by Johnny Divine who does a hurra cunranna off the dome.

Kaz escapes the cage.

JB interviews Samoa Joe

Deuces Wild semifinal match
Team 3D vs.  Rhino and Christian Cage
Johnny Devine comes down to the ring with a kendo stick.  He hides, hands the stick to Brother Ray.  Devine jumps into the ring to distract the ref while Ray hits Rhino with the stick.  Devon pins Rhino and Team 3D advance.

JB interviews Kevin Nash.  Nash finds out that Joe threatened to choke him out, Nash and JB go looking for Samoa Joe.

Deuces Wild semifinal match.
AJ Styles and Super Eric vs. LAX
AJ rolls up Homicide for the pin.  Salinas distracts the ref while Hector Guerrero comes in the ring and switches the roll up.  Homicide pins AJ.

Lauren interviews members of Samoa Joe’s family about tonight’s title match.

Knockouts Battle Royal
Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, Rhaka Khan, Salinas, Christy Hemme, ODB. Roxxi Laveuax, Jacqueline, Traci Brooks, Gail Kim
Order of elimination
Salinas
Velvet Sky
Traci Brooks
Christy Hemme
Rhaka Khan
Jacqueline
ODB
Angelina Love

It is now a ladder match between the final two women.  The winner gets a #1 contender shot for the Knockouts title.  The loser gets her head shaved.  Gail Kim has immunity from having her head shaved, so if she comes in second Angelina Love has to have her head shaved.

Gail Kim wins the match, Roxxi has her head shaved.

Excellent match.  Everyone has motivation, storyline, drive, and play their characters to the fullest.  Plus, a lot of great spots.
The Beautiful People beat up Gail Kim after the match.  Roxxi comes in for the save.  A bloody beaten Roxxi gets her head shaved.  All the other Knockouts watch from around the ring.  Honestly, am I the only one reminded of Raven.  Long hair, blood, head being shaved.  Traci Brooks, ODB, and Salinas sit with Roxxi for moral support.

Backstage confrontation between Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash.

Deuces Wild finals for the vacant TNA Tag Team titles.
Team 3D vs. LAX

Hector Guerrero dropkicks Johnny Divine from the top rope through a table on the floor.

Homicide pins Brother Devon for LAX to win the tag team titles.

Eric Young comes to the broadcast booth and says he will find Elvis in Memphis during the Slamiversary pay per view.

World Title match
Kaz vs. Scott Steiner vs. Samoa Joe (champion)

TNA analyst Frank Trigg joins the broadcast team for this match.

Steiner is, dare I say, a suplex machine in this match.
Kaz bumps like no one else in TNA.  He makes the other guy look good, yet doesn’t make himself look ridiculous in the process.
Scott Steiner and Kaz fight on the top turn buckle.  Steiner knocks Kaz off and to the floor.  Samoa Joe picks up Steiner from the top and hit’s the muscle buster for the win.

End
Further thoughts:

The only memorable part of this show a year from now will be the Knockouts match.  Roxxi will eventually be TNA Knockouts champion because of moments like this.  There she was, makeup running, blood caked to her head, her newly shaved head at that.  One of the best visuals ever in TNA.

Which the Terror Dome was not.  I love X Division spot fests as much as the next person, but matches like this become a clusterfuck.  Too many people, brand new gimmick match that even the wrestlers are still trying to figure out.  A few less people in the match will make the next one (because of course there will be a next one) that much more enjoyable.

Deuces Wild?  We got new tag champs and Booker T turned heel.  Other than that it was just a way to get a lot more people on the card.  Seriously, the pay per view bonuses for TNA must be hell for their accounting.

If Samoa Joe has matches like this for a few months, against top talent that he still dominates, then we are looking at a well deserved much enjoyed, if long overdue, title reign.  In theory TNA is booking long term and has a plan here.  We’ll see at King of the Mountain.