TNA Sacrifice PPV Results – 5/14/06
Location: Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Mike Tenay & Don West
– The TNA promo hits. Following this, a video package rolls featuring clips of TNA stars in pain and in deep thought. This goes into more brutal clips of recent events in TNA and how stars sacrifice themselves in the ring.
– A graphic opening then airs welcoming us to the PPV. We then go live to the Impact Zone where we see a shot of the Orlando crowd. A huge display of pyro goes off above the ring and in the entrance area.
– Mike Tenay and Don West break down the scoring of the current World X Cup Tournament. Team USA has 5 points, Team Mexico has 2 points, Team Canada has 0 points and Team Japan has 0 points.
– The music of Jushin “Thunder” Liger hits and he comes to the ring along with Team Japan. TNA fans fill the ring with streamers to show respect to the Japan wrestlers to kick off the first match of the night.
Jushin “Thunder” Liger vs. Petey Williams in a World X Cup Tournament Match is up next.
World X Cup Tournament Match – Second Round
(Winner of match earns 3 points for team)
Jushin “Thunder” Liger (Japan) vs. Petey Williams (Canada)
The bell rings and here we go. Both Liger and Williams lock up. Williams goes behind Liger and then trips up Liger. Liger turns over, locks the head of Williams with his legs and takes him down quickly. Liger breaks the hold, backs up and stares down Williams. A loud “PETEY SUCKS” chant starts up. Both lock up again, Liger gets in a headlock and then gets in a shoulder block on Williams. Liger then hits a body splash on Williams, but Williams comes down with a head scissors takeover. Williams charges and Liger sends him to the outside. Liger goes up to the top turnbuckle, jumps and takes out Williams on the outside! When both get up, Williams drives Liger into the steel guard railing and then throws Liger back in the ring. When Williams tries to get back inside, Team Japan pulls him down and get in some cheap shots. Williams gets thrown in the ring by Team Japan while Liger distracted the referee. Liger hits a senton flip on Williams, covers, but only gets a two count. Liger then pulls back on the arms of Williams and applies an inverted surfboard submission! Williams screams out in pain and Liger drops down pulling back on the neck of Williams. The crowd cheers loudly and Team Japan cheers on Liger.
Liger breaks the submission and then gives Williams a scoop slam. Liger goes up to the top, attempts a Frog Splash, but Williams gets his knees up when Liger comes down. Williams misses a clothesline attempt, but then comes back with a big spinning heel kick on Liger. Williams taunts at Liger, picks him up and gets in a few elbow shots to the head. Williams misses a splash in the corner, but Williams comes back with a kick to the head and a dropkick to the back. Williams then hits a huge jumping DDT on Liger, covers, but only gets a two count. Liger then comes back with a few chops to the chest on Williams. Williams hits Liger with a right in the corner, flips around his body and connects with a big side russian leg sweep. Williams backs up and signals for the Canadian Destroyer. Williams gets in a boot to the gut of Liger, but Liger counters out and nails Williams with a palm thrust. Liger then gets Williams up onto his shoulders in a powerbomb, starts moving…and the feed to the PPV cuts out. We get a message from InDemand that “TNA will be right back!” This is the last thing TNA needs right now. We will be back with full coverage and results of Sacrifice once the problem with the feed in Orlando is fixed.
We come back from the feed problem and we can tell you that Jushin “Thunder” Liger won the match for Team Japan. This puts Team Japan on the board with 3 points for the World X Cup Tournament. We hope to get more details about the finish up very soon.
Winner: Jushin “Thunder” Liger
– Mike Tenay and Don West rundown the card for Sacrifice tonight.
– Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with America’s Most Wanted along with Gail Kim and Jackie. Jackie is crying again. Borash tries to get word with Jackie, but Chris Harris stops it, tells Jackie to shutup and that tonight is about them. Harris says he is sick of TNA putting tag teams together thinking they can take out the best tag team in the last four years. James Storm runs down AJ Styles, saying he couldn’t get the job done at Lockdown and that he is still breathing and drinking. Storm tells Jackie that if she ever costs them a match again, she mine as well dig her own grave. Borash asks Jackie why she has been crying for the last few weeks. She says she is pregnant. Gail Kim says they are sick of her and that she is fired.
– A video package runs highlighting the events between America’s Most Wanted and AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels in the last few weeks. That match for the NWA World Tag Team Titles is up next.
NWA World Tag Team Championship Match
America’s Most Wanted (c’s) vs. AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels
Before the match, Tenay and West remind the fans that Gail Kim and Jackie (now fired from TNA) are barred from ringside. The match starts with Styles going after Storm and Daniels going after Harris. Daniels and Harris spill to the outside and Daniels hits Harris with a backbreaker. In the ring, Styles takes out Storm with a huge dropkick to the face. Daniels and Harris get to their respective corners and Daniels gets the tag. They hit a double-team flip on Storm that Styles follows up with a knee to the head. Daniels covers, but only gets a two count. Storm fights back on Daniels and tags in Harris. Daniels hits two big arm drags on Harris and then goes to work on the right arm of Harris. Harris fights back and gets in a headlock on Daniels. Harris takes out Daniels with a shoulder block, but Daniels responds with a big dropkick. Daniels covers Harris with his boot, but Storm comes in and Daniels gives him a scoop slam. Styles gets the tag, Daniels holds up Storm and Styles takes him out. Styles takes out Harris with a drop toe hold after that and then applies a modified deathlock submission. Storm quickly hits the ring to break this up. Daniels gets the tag and he knocks Storm off the ring apron followed by planting Harris in the middle of the ring with an STO. Styles gets quickly tagged back in, Styles works on the arm of Harris and then tags in Daniels yet again. Styles and Daniels work on Harris in the corner. They both hit two splashes, Daniels covers, but only gets a two count.
Harris fights back and pushes Daniels into Storm who gets in some cheap shots. Storm gets the tag, clotheslines Daniels and taunts to the crowd. Harris gets the tag, Storm hits an inverted atomic drop on Daniels and Harris follows that up with a russian leg sweep. Harris then holds Daniels up in a high vertical suplex and drops him down on the mat hard. Harris covers Daniels, but only gets a two count. Storm gets the legal tag and he works on the back of Daniels. Harris chokes Daniels as Storm distracts the referee. Harris continues to get in more cheap shots as Storm keeps the referee away from the corner. Daniels fights back with some right hands on Harris and Storm. Daniels jumps to tag in Styles, but Storm holds him back and throws him into AMW’s corner. Harris gets the tag and he applies a headlock on Daniels. Daniels fights back with a few elbows, goes off the ropes, but Harris catches him with a big back elbow. Harris covers, but only gets a two count. Storm gets the tag, gets up on the top turnbuckle, jumps down and catches Daniels across the back with a big shot. Storm then levels Daniels with a stiff right hand, covers, but only gets a two count. Both Storm and Harris try to double-team Daniels, but Daniels dodges both and tags in Styles. Styles clotheslines both Storm and Harris and follows that up with two big spin kicks. Styles takes out Storm with a head scissors and Harris with a big spinning clothesline. Daniels gets up on the top rope in the corner after getting the tag from Styles. Storm comes up with. Harris gets in with Styles. Daniels then tosses Storm back and Styles goes down with. Harris stands up and Daniels hits a big cross-body that results in a close two count.
Daniels then goes to the outside with Harris and sends him into the guard railing. Storm comes up and nails Daniels. Storm moves away with Daniels. Harris stands up over the guard railing in the crowd. Styles springboards off the top rope and takes out Harris right into the crowd! We then see Daniels and Storm brawling back in the ring. Storm takes out Daniels and Styles comes back in the ring with Harris. Harris gets taken out with a pele kick and Daniels hits Harris with a Death Valley Driver. Daniels covers, but Harris kicks out. Daniels attempts the BME on Harris, but Storm comes in and takes Daniels out. Harris then Spears Daniels, covers, but only gets a two count. This is all over the place! Daniels finds a way to tag in Styles legally and Styles takes out both Harris and Storm with a huge flying clothesline from the top rope. Storm catches Styles with a boot in the corner with Harris down. Styles then drives his knee into the head of Storm fighting back. Styles is up in the corner with Storm when Harris walks up. Harris has Styles on his shoulders. Storm grabs the head of Styles and drives it down hard into the mat off the shoulders of Harris. Storm covers, but only gets a two count. Daniels takes out Harris with a big kick and then slams Storm down. Daniels hits the BME on Storm and Styles hits a huge Frog Splash on Storm. Styles covers…1…2…Storm kicks out! Styles and Daniels can’t believe it. In the ring, we have Storm and Styles. Storm gets in a roll-up using the ropes in the corner, but Daniels breaks it up. Styles tries getting Storm up in the Styles Clash, but Storm prevents it. Storm then hits a superkick on Styles, hooks the leg, but Daniels breaks it up!
Daniels then grabs Storm and hits the Angel’s Wings. Daniels covers…1…2…Harris breaks up that pinfall! Daniels and Harris then tumble over the top rope and take out the referee. We then see a club in the ring fall from the arena ceiling. We see a shot of Gail Kim on the top of the Impact Zone who threw it down. Daniels quickly takes out Harris with a springboard moonsault on the outside. In the ring, Styles takes out Storm with the Styles Clash, turns Storm over, but Harris comes in after fighting off Daniels and hits him with the club. Storm then turns Styles and gets the pinfall.
Winners & STILL NWA World Tag Team Champions: America’s Most Wanted
– We go backstage to Jeremy Borash who is with Larry Zbyzsko and Team Canada’s A-1 who is about to face Raven. Zbyzsko said all of his problems in TNA recently have all been because of Raven’s return to the company. He said Coach Scott D’Amore assured him that A-1 can take out Raven. A-1 agrees and calls Zbyzsko “Barry” and leaves. Zbyzsko says his name is Larry. Referee Mark “Slick” Johnson said a big announcement and name is about to come at Slammiversary next month on June 18. Zbyzsko asks who it is. Johnson teases past TNA authority figures like Roddy Piper and Vince Russo. He also drops the name of The Ultimate Warrior, smiles and says that he won’t be coming either. Johnson said bottom line, they will find out next month at Slammiversary and leaves.
– A video package runs highlighting the events of Raven returning to TNA and going after Larry Zbyzsko. We then see the match tonight setup between Raven and A-1.
Raven vs. A-1
Larry Zbyzsko came out to the ring along with A-1 and is sitting in a chair inside the ring. Raven entered through the crowd. When Raven came in, Zbyzsko yells at Raven when he approaches. A-1 then throws the steel chair at Raven knocking him out and Zbyzsko gets in some cheap shots. Zbyzsko leaves the ring and the bell rings. Zbyzsko joins the commentary team as A-1 picks up Raven and drives him into the corner a few times. A-1 tosses Raven to the outside and drives him back first into the steel ring post. A-1 also drives Raven into the steel guard railing. A-1 does this a second time, rolls in to the ring to break the count and again drives Raven into the guard railing. A-1 rolls Raven back in the ring and hits a few shoulder charges in the corner. A-1 throws Raven to the opposite corner and connects with a big splash in the corner. A-1 hits a second splash and Raven falls to the mat in pain. When Raven gets on his knees, A-1 goes to work on him hitting some hard rights. A-1 then takes off one of the turnbuckle pads right in front of the referee. Raven attempts a comeback, but A-1 explodes and hits a splash in the corner. Raven hits the exposed turnbuckle, falls to the mat, A-1 covers him, but only gets a two count. Raven fights back with some rights and a few clotheslines on A-1. Raven kicks A-1 to the chest and drops him in a backcracker.
Larry Zbyzsko jumps on the ring apron to distract the referee. A-1 sees this and gets in a cheap shot on Raven with the referee’s back turned. Zbyszko jumps down after this takes place and right away Raven takes out A-1 with the Raven Effect DDT! Raven covers A-1 and gets the pinfall.
After the match, Raven goes to leave up the ramp when Larry Zbyzsko gets in the ring. Zbyzsko gets on the mic and calls Raven back to the ring so they can settle things between them right here and right now. Raven slides under the bottom rope and Zbyzsko starts kicking him. TNA Security hit the ring and they pull Zbyzsko back. Raven looks to leave when he stands up, jumps and charges at Zbyzsko. Zbyzsko tosses security aside and jumps at Raven. TNA Security remove Zbyzsko from the ring and Raven tries to get to him. The segment ends with Zbyzsko agreeing to back off.
– Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner. Borash says the opinion of many was that Sting one-uped him by selecting the undefeated Samoa Joe as his partner tonight. Jarrett said Sting didn’t pick Lex Luger, Buff Bagwell or Rick Steiner because they can’t handle TNA because the business has passed them by. He said Sting picked Samoa Joe because he was desperate. Jarrett said Samoa Joe can’t be trusted and said they can’t coexist. Scott Steiner said Sting made a mistake by picking Samoa Joe because Joe will learn he can’t be successful outside of the X Division.
– A video package runs highlighting the events between Rhino and Team Canada’s Bobby Roode going into the match tonight at Sacrifice.
Rhino vs. Bobby Roode
The bell rings and Bobby Roode slowly enters the ring. Both Rhino and Roode circle each other in the ring. Both lock up, break off and then stare each other down again. They lock up again and Rhino pushes Roode into the corner. Roode gets in a quick kick on Rhino, but Rhino fights back working on the arm of Roode. Rhino explodes off the ropes and takes out Roode with a jumping shoulder block. Roode rolls out of the ring and tries to regroup with Scott D’Amore. Rhino waits for Roode to get back in the ring. Roode walks up to Rhino, slaps him in the face and Rhino comes back with some stiff rights. Rhino hits Roode with a high back body drop followed by a clothesline. Rhino chokes Roode in the corner and then tosses him over the top rope to the outside. Rhino comes out after Roode, grabs him by the head, gets in a right, but Roode comes back with some rights of his own. Rhino fights back giving Roode a suplex on the entrance ramp. Rhino tosses Roode back in the ring and continues with a few right hands. Rhino catches Roode with an elbow shot, sits up on the top rope, D’Amore distracts Rhino and Roode knocks Rhino off to the floor. Rhino hits the floor with impact and Scott D’Amore tosses him back in the ring. Roode covers, but only gets a two count.
Roode then uses his knee to apply pressure to the back of Rhino and D’Amore gets in another cheap shot on Rhino. Roode then hits a neckbreaker on Rhino, covers, but once again gets a two count. Roode lands an elbow to the back of the head of Rhino and then tosses him face first into the corner. Roode chops Rhino in the corner and follows that up with a few rights. Roode hits a snapmare takedown on Rhino and then jumps over Rhino hitting a modified stunner. Roode covers, but gets another two count. Roode continues to go back to work on the neck of Rhino and Tenay points out that they are trying to expose Rhino’s history of having a bad neck and neck surgery. Roode then slams Rhino to the mat, goes up to the top rope, taunts, jumps and connects with a flying knee to the head. Roode hooks the leg of Rhino, but Rhino kicks out. Roode continues repeated blows to the head on Rhino. Rhino tries to fight back with shots to the gut, but Roode prevents it with more right hands and a kick to the face. Roode goes back to work on the neck of Rhino, applying a stiff headlock. Rhino attempts another comeback, but Roode smashes him back down hard with force. Roode picks up Rhino, slaps him across the face a few times and then Rhino explodes fighting back with tons of lefts and rights on Roode. Roode prevents more offense by taking down Rhino quickly.
Roode goes back to another headlock on Rhino. The referee checks on Rhino raising his arm once, twice, but Rhino keeps his arm up on the third attempt. Rhino starts to move himself up and get back to his feet. Rhino takes out Roode with a flying shoulder block. Rhino chases D’Amore off the ring apron and then hits a big shoulder block on Roode in the corner. Rhino then hits a big spinebuster on Roode, hooks the leg, but Roode kicks out after two. Roode rolls out of the ring under the bottom rope. Roode stays on the ring apron, Rhino approaches and Roode snaps the head of Rhino off the ropes. Rhino shakes it off and trips up Roode who is up on the top rope. Rhino then goes up with Roode and hits a big superplex from the top! Rhino covers, but Roode once again kicks out. Roode then fights back with a modified Rock Bottom, covers Rhino, but gets yet another two count. D’Amore then throws the hockey stick into the ring. The referee sees this and stops it. Rhino grabs Roode, but takes boots to the face in the corner. Roode misses a lariat and Rhino connects with a belly-to-belly suplex. Rhino signals for The Gore when D’Amore comes in. Rhino takes out D’Amore, but Rhino has his back turned and this allows Roode to hit the lariat to the back of Rhino’s head. Roode covers and gets the pinfall on Rhino.
Winner: Bobby Roode
After the match, Bobby Roode hugs Scott D’Amore and they celebrate the victory.
– Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Team 3D. Brother Ray says you always remember when certain events happen such as September 11th, President Bush somehow getting elected a second time and February 27, 2000 in Hartford, CT when they held their first ever WWE Tag Team Titles as the team formerly known as The Dudley Boyz beating the team formerly known as the New Age Outlaws. Fast forward to May 14, 2006 in Orlando, FL, Ray says history has a weird way of repeating itself that will see Team 3D beat The James Gang for the second time. Brother Devon says you are looking at the greatest tag team in wrestling today…oh my brother, testify!
– A video package rolls highlighting the events between Team 3D and The James Gang going into the tag team match tonight at Sacrifice.
Team 3D vs. The James Gang
Before the match, BG James calls Team 3D marks for remembering win-loss records in wrestling. BG also does the usual mic intro. The match starts with Kip James and Brother Devon. Both lock up and Kip takes out Devon with a shoulder block. Devon takes out Kip with a big hip toss followed by a quick arm drag. Devon takes out Kip with a jumping clothesline, covers, but only gets a two count. Kip nails Devon with a big boot in the corner followed by a neckbreaker. Kip drops an elbow on Devon, covers, but gets a two count. Kip then connects with a big dropkick on Devon, but Devon pops up quickly to stare him down. BG tags himself in and Brother Ray, t-shirt and jeans in all, does as well. BG and Ray lock up and Ray quickly takes down BG in an arm drag. BG hits an arm drag on Ray and says that is a real arm drag. Ray takes out BG with a shoulder block and BG comes back with a hip toss and dropkick combination. Ray has a confused look on his face as BG tells him to come get more. BG applies a headlock, sends Ray into the ropes and Ray hits BG with a shoulder block. Ray then hits a dropkick on BG and the crowd can’t believe it. We see a shot of Kip laughing after Ray hit the dropkick on BG. Ray comes back with some right hands and elbows on BG. Ray gets in some more rights, misses his elbow and BG gives his right hands, but misses his last attempt. They both stare each other down, slap hands smiling and then both knock each other out with a stiff right hand.
Ray fights back sending BG into the corner. Devon drops from the ring apron, trips up BG and low blows BG against the steel ring post. Devon gets the legal tag and he sends BG face first into the opposite corner. Devon nails BG with some stiff rights. Devon hits a headbutt on BG coming off the ropes and tags in Ray. Ray grabs BG, hits a neckbreaker, covers, but only gets a two count. Ray then goes to work on the neck of BG. Ray misses a charge and BG clotheslines Devon. Kip gets the tag and he takes out Ray and Devon. Kip gives Ray a high back body drop. Kip hits two splashes on Ray and Devon. Team 3D breaks up anymore offense until BG hits the ring. Kip is with Ray and BG is with Devon. Ray throws Kip out of the ring and puts BG on his shoulders. Devon leaps off the top rope and takes out BG. Team 3D hit a reverse 3D on BG, but Kip breaks it up to make the save. Devon tosses Kip over the top rope to the outside. Kip comes right back in and takes out Ray. Kip kicks Devon, misses the Fameasser and Devon throws him out. BG comes in with a pipe and he lays out Devon with it. BG hooks the leg of Devon and gets the pinfall.
Winners: The James Gang
After the match, Kip and BG James celebrate the win. We see a shot of BG smiling at Devon saying he got him back.
– Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Abyss and James Mitchell. Borash mentions how they gave up the NWA World Title that they stole from Christian Cage so it can be hung above the ring in the Full Metal Mayem Match. Mitchell calls Cage a paper champion and says he must go through a guantlet of tables, ladders, chairs and chains tonight. He said it will only take one motion to signal Abyss to destroy him tonight.
– Mike Tenay points out how they lost their feed earlier tonight during the Petey Williams vs. Jushin “Thunder” Liger match. We go back to the final moments of the match that saw Liger hit Williams with a huge Liger Bomb. Williams hits a spinning neckbreaker on Liger, goes for the Canadian Destroyer, but Team Japan distract Williams. Tanaka comes in and low blows Williams allowing Liger to slam Williams down on the mat face first and get the pinfall victory. As we noted earlier, this puts Team Japan on the scoreboard with 3 points.
– We go to an update of the World X Cup Tournament Scoreboard: USA with 5, Japan with 3, Mexico with 2 and Canada with 0.
– TNA Knockout Christy Hemme comes out as she will present the World X Cup Trophy to the winning team tonight.
World X Cup Tournament Gauntlet Match – Third Round
(Winner earns 5 points for team; runner up earns 2 points)
16 competitors from each respective team will all compete in a guantlet match involving Teams USA, Canada, Mexico and Japan Minoru Tanaka (Japan) and Puma (Mexico) will kick off the first portion of this final guantlet match in the World X Cup Tournament. The bell rings and Tanaka extends his hand to Puma. Puma shakes his hand and Tanaka spits in his face. Tanaka takes out Puma with a quick dropkick after both dodged each other with numerous flips. Tanaka tosses Puma to the ring apron. Puma springboards off the top rope and takes out Tanaka with a dropkick. Puma then hits a quick huricanranna on Tanaka followed by a headbutt. Tanaka comes back with kicks to the head, leg and gut. Tanaka hits a quick snap suplex, covers Puma, but the referee reminds him that he must throw his opponent over the top rope for elimination. Petey Williams (Canada) is out next. Williams and Tanaka team up to take out Puma. Williams then knocks out Tanaka with a clothesline. Williams takes out Puma with a quick DDT. Chris Sabin (USA) is out next. Sabin chops Puma and Williams. Sabin takes out Tanaka with a spin kick, a kick to Puma and Williams. Sabin sends all three to the corner, but only splashes Tanaka when Puma and Williams move. Sabin takes out Puma and Williams off the ropes.
Hiroki Goto (Japan) is out next. Goto dodges a dropkick from Williams and then spin kicks Sabin. Goto and Tanaka show off to the crowd. Williams nails Tanaka with a right hand when time expires. Out next is Incognito (Mexico). Incognito takes out Williams in the ring followed by a suicide dive through the second rope after Williams fell out! Incognito throws Williams back in and both are still legal. Out next is Johnny Devine (Canada). Devine goes right after Incognito in the corner with a few boot shots to the chest. Devine catches Sabin with a right hand as Williams goes after Incognito in the corner. Time expires and out next is Sonjay Dutt (USA). Dutt leaps off the top rope and takes out Goto and then gives Puma a spinebuster. Dutt then huricanrannas Williams and Sabin follows that up with a dropkick along with Dutt. Dutt also takes out Devine with a snap huricanranna. Incognito takes out Sabin with a big dive bomb. Out next is Black Tiger (Japan). Dutt hits Tiger with a kick, but both collide in the middle of the ring. Tiger applies an ankle lock on Williams. Tiger then goes after Sabin in the corner as time expires. Magno (Mexico) is out next. Magno goes after Devine and nails Tiger with a kick in the corner. The action is all over the place.
Time expires and out next is Eric Young (Canada). Young gets in a headlock on Sabin and is over with the crowd in Orlando big time. We see a shot of Dutt holding his ankle/leg in pain after he was eliminated.
Sonjay Dutt (USA) is eliminated.
Incognito (Mexico) is elimineated.
Dutt was removed from the Impact Zone quickly. Out next is Alex Shelley (USA). Shelley takes out Williams and Devine with some dropkicks. Sabin and Devine then go over the top rope.
Chris Sabin (USA) is eliminated.
Johnny Devine (Canada) is eliminated.
Out next is Jushin “Thunder” Liger (Japan), the final person for Team Japan out in the ring. Magno gets taken out with a backbreaker by Liger. Magno launches Liger off the top rope with a superplex. Out next is Shocker (Mexico). Magno then gets eliminated.
Magno (Mexico) is eliminated.
Shocker and Shelley go at it and Shocker hits Shelley with a backbreaker. Black Tiger avoids elimination from Shocker. Tiger attempts a huricanranna, but Shocker slams him down into a powerbomb. Out next is Tyson Dux
(Canada). Black Tiger then gets eliminated.
Black Tiger (Japan) is eliminated.
The action is all over the place in the ring. We see Shelley going after Goto and tossing him to the ring apron. Shelley then knocks Goto off and gets eliminated.
Hiroki Goto (Japan) is eliminated.
Out next is Jay Lethal (USA). Lethal is the final person for the guantlet. Lethal dropkicks Tanaka out of the ring.
Minoru Tanaka (Japan) is eliminated. We then see a shot of Shocker getting eliminated.
Shocker (Mexico) is eliminated.
Liger goes after Young and tries throwing him over. Tyson Dux comes up and throws Liger over instead.
Jushin “Thunder” Liger (Japan) is eliminated. Tyson Dux and Eric Young both get eliminated.
Tyson Dux is eliminated.
Eric Young is eliminated.
In the ring, Williams misses the Canadian Destroyer on Shelley. Shelley charges at Williams, but Williams moves and Shelley goes over the top.
Alex Shelley (USA) is eliminated.
A short time later, Lethal gets knocked out.
Jay Lethal (USA) is eliminated.
We are down to Puma (Mexico) and Petey Williams (Canada). There is now singles match rules for the remaining two. Williams connects with the Canadian Destroyer, covers and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Petey Williams (Canada)
After the match, Petey Williams leaves the ring and celebrates the win with Team Canada. This gives Canada 5 points and ties them up with Team USA. Kevin Nash then walks out and hits the ring. Nash grabs Puma and gives him a Jacknife Powerbomb. Nash gets on the mic and says someone must have pissed him off to get him here on Mother’s Day. Nash says he just destroyed an X Division superstar after not wrestling for months. He says a mediocre big man could destroy the best of the best in the X Division. Nash brags some more, drops the mic and taunts at the fans in Orlando.
– We see a shot of the World X Cup Tournament scoreboard that shows Team USA and Team Canada tied up with 5 points each. Mike Tenay & Don West wonder what TNA officials will do to settle this problem.
– Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with X Division Champion Samoa Joe. Joe says he was brought here to complete a task and the last time he checked he didn’t have to be best buddies with someone like Sting to kick some ass. He says Jarrett and Steiner don’t pose a threat to him and that he will make a name tonight for killing their careers.
– A video package rolls highlighting the events going into the Sting & Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner tag team match tonight.
Sting & X Division Champion Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner
Before the match, it was announced that the tie-breaker for the World X Cup Tournament will take place this Thursday night on iMPACT! on Spike TV between Chris Sabin (Team USA Captain) and Petey Williams (Team Canada Captain). The match starts with Sting and Jeff Jarrett. Both lock up and Sting pushes Jarrett away to the corner. They lock up a second time and Sting pushes Jarrett away once again. Jarrett slaps Sting, tries to get in some rights and knees, but Sting blows them all off. Sting drives the face of Jarrett into the mat a few times and Jarrett quickly rolls out to dodge anything more. Scott Steiner then gets the tag. Sting and Steiner lock up and Steiner hits Sting with a knee followed by some forearms. Steiner chops Sting in the corner, but Sting catches Steiner with a big boot. Sting splashes Steiner in the corner. Jarrett comes in and Sting gives him a drop toe hold. Sting goes up to the top rope, jumps and takes out both Jarrett and Steiner. Sting points to Samoa Joe and the crowd in Orlando chants “JOE” loudly. Samoa Joe gets the tag and he stares down Steiner. The crowd yells “JOE’S GONNA KILL YOU” at Steiner. Steiner gets in the face of Joe and Joe pushes him away. Steiner kicks Joe, throws him face first into the corner and chops Joe along with some forearms. Joe turns Steiner around, gets in some rights of his own, but Steiner comes out of no where and gives Joe a huge overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Tenay points out how Joe has never been taken out so quickly like that before in TNA.
Steiner goes for more chops on Joe, but Joe turns it around and gets in some forearms. When Joe charges at Steiner, Steiner takes him out with a big clothesline and then drops an elbow over Joe. Steiner does some push-ups to show off by Joe. Joe then explodes on Steiner that finishes with a kick, two body charges, Joe attempts a third, but Jarrett knees Joe in the back and Steiner hits another overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Steiner then tosses Joe through the top ropes to the outside. Jarrett gets in a cheap shot on Joe and Sting comes in, but the referee pushes Sting away. Jarrett tosses Joe back in the ring, Steiner covers, but Joe quickly kicks out. Jarrett gets the tag and he takes out Joe right away with a dropkick. The crowd chants “JOE” loudly in the Impact Zone. Jarrett catches Joe with a clothesline in the corner, struts, attempts another clothesline in the opposite corner, but Joe catches Jarrett and slams him back down hard in the corner. Sting gets the tag and he takes out Jarrett and Steiner. Sting goes after Jarrett again and plants him with a powerbomb. Steiner goes after Sting, but Sting counters looking to hit a neckbreaker. Jarrett gets nearby and Sting takes down Jarrett. Sting locks on the Scorpion Deathlock on Jarrett. Sting breaks that and does the same to Steiner. Sting keeps it locked in when Jarrett comes in with some right hands. Jarrett then drops Sting with a DDT and goes back to the ring apron. Both Sting and Steiner are down. Steiner crawls over, covers Sting, but only gets a two count.
Steiner gives Sting a big overhead belly-to-belly suplex and then tags in Jarrett. Jarrett nails Sting with some right hands and boots. Jarrett applies a front facelook on Sting in the middle of the ring as Samoa Joe looks on. Sting fights back to his feet and pushes Jarrett toward Joe. Joe gets the tag, but the referee doesn’t see it. Steiner gets the tag, misses two clotheslines on Sting and Sting follows it up with a shoulder block. Sting is dazed, falls forward and when he falls he low blows Steiner. Joe then gets the legal tag as Jarrett tagged himself in. Jarrett gets scared and Joe chops him and hits a huge jumping knee to the head. Joe hits Jarrett with a big snap powerslam, covers, but Steiner breaks it up. Joe gives Steiner an inverted atomic drop, running kick and a body senton. Steiner and Jarrett try a comeback, but Joe takes out both with a double clothesline. Sting comes in and he throws Joe into Steiner. Sting then hits the Stinger Splash on Jarrett. Sting leaps over the top rope and he takes out Steiner on the outside. In the ring, Joe drops Jarrett right on his head, covers, the referee counts the pinfall, but Gail Kim puts Jarrett’s leg on the bottom rope to break the pinfall. Jarrett low blows Joe with his leg with the referee distracted. Jarrett hits The Stroke on Joe, taunts saying it is over, hooks the leg…1…2…Joe kicks out. On the outside, we see Sting launching Steiner into the guard railing. In the ring, Jarrett puts Joe on the top turnbuckle. Jarrett goes up with attempting a Stroke off the top, but Joe flips off and jumps up kicking Jarrett. Joe then puts Jarrett on his shoulders, turns and connects with the Muscle Buster! Joe covers Jarrett…1…2…3!
Winners: Sting & X Division Champion Samoa Joe
After the match, the Orlando crowd in the Impact Zone chants “JOE” loudly as the referee holds up the arms of Sting and Samoa Joe. Sting tries to raise the arm of Joe, but Joe walks away. Joe puts his towel around his neck and Sting extends his hand. Joe turns his back to Sting, thinks about it, turns back around and then shakes the hand of Sting. The fans cheer in Orlando. Sting points at Joe as he leaves. We see a shot of Joe walking up the ramp with his back turned to Sting. In the ring, Scott Steiner comes back and takes out Sting with the steel chair. Steiner then holds up Sting, Jeff Jarrett winds up the guitar and smashes it over the head of Sting. Joe hears this, turns around, stares down Jarrett and Steiner in the ring, but turns his back yet again and heads to the back. In the ring, Steiner applies the Steiner Recliner on Sting and Jarrett taunts. TNA babyfaces Chris Sabin, The James Gang, Jay Lethal, Christopher Daniels and Rhino all hit the ring to break it up.
– A video package plays highlighting the recent events between Christian Cage and Abyss going into the Full Metal Mayhem Match tonight for the NWA World Title.
– Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with NWA World Champion Christian Cage. Borash points out how Cage retained his title last month at Lockdown, but that Abyss left with it. He asks Cage if he still feels a champion without the belt. Cage asks the fans in the peep zone if they think he still is and they cheer. He said just because you don’t carry around the NWA World Title doesn’t mean you aren’t a champion. Cage says ask Jeff Jarrett, he did it for the last four years in TNA. The fans let out a collective “OHHHHHHH” and Cage says people thought he couldn’t still crack jokes. Cage said the only thing left for him to do is to embarass Abyss tonight and take back his NWA World Heavyweight Title because thats…how I roll.
– We see a shot of Abyss backstage with James Mitchell making his way to the Impact Zone for the Full Metal Mayhem Match.
NWA World Heavyweight Championship – Full Metal Mayhem
Christian Cage (c) vs. Abyss
Before the match, Jeremy Borash did the usual main event ring introductions for Abyss and NWA World Champion Christian Cage. Officiating the match is referee Earl Hebner. We see a shot of the NWA World Title hanging above the ring. The match starts with Christian getting in some right hands, attempt The Unprettier, but Abyss countering. Christian then takes out Abyss with a big Spear followed by some right hands. Abyss fights back splashing Christian in the corner. Abyss leaves the ring and grabs a ladder. When Abyss gets near the ring, Christian catches him with a baseball slide to the face using the ladder. Abyss fights back hitting Christian with some forearms to the back followed by a head shot against the ring apron. They get back in the ring and Abyss lands some stiff forearm shots on Christian’s neck. Christian fights back with a kick to the face on Abyss. Abyss sends Christian to the ring apron when he tosses him over the top rope. Christian then uses the ladder to slingshot it into the face of Abyss. Christian comes back in the ring and clotheslines Abyss over the top rope. Christian continues forearm shots on Abyss’ back, but Abyss fights back sending Christian over the guard railing into the crowd. Abyss chops Christian in the crowd, but Christian fights back sending Abyss face first into part of the balcony area. They fight back to the ringside area and Abyss throws Christian back inside the ring.
Abyss positions the ladder against the corner and slams Christian against it a few times. Christian stays up against it, Abyss backs up, taunts, charges, but Christian moves and Abyss splashes the ladder. Christian takes the ladder and puts it in front of Abyss in the corner. When Christian charges, Abyss grabs the ladder and launches it at Christian knocking him out. Christian fights back with some rights and chops in the corner. Christian then low blows Abyss with his boot when Abyss leaped up in the corner. Christian then drives Abyss face first into the corner into a steel chair that was already positioned there by James Mitchell. Christian then sets up the ladder in the middle of the ring and starts climbing up. Christian gets close, gets his hands on the belt, but Abyss knocks out the ladder. Christian hits the ropes, bounces back and then Abyss catches Christian with a big boot. Abyss takes the ladder and positions it against the other corner. Abyss tries pressing Christian on it, but Christian jumps off. Christian tries giving Abyss a german suplex against the ladder, but Abyss counters that. Christian then charges again and Abyss flips Christian allowing him to land on the ladder back first. Christian flops around the ring in pain. Abyss then leaves the ring, gets a table from under the ring and puts it inside. Abyss sets the table up in the ring, grabs Christian, gets him up in a powerbomb, Christian jumps off and Abyss sends Christian face first into the corner.
Abyss throws Christian onto the ladder in the corner. Abyss backs up, runs, jumps, but Christian moves and Abyss falls on the ladder. Christian takes the ladder and throws it on Abyss. Christian then puts Abyss on top of the ladder, goes up to the top turnbuckle, jumps attempting a Frog Splash, but Abyss moves and Christian lands on the ladder chest first! Christian grabs his chest in pain. Abyss pulls Christian outside, grabs a chain, tries to hit Christian with it, but Christian moves. Christian grabs the chain and he starts choking Abyss with it. Christian climbs up to the top turnbuckle to apply more pressure when Abyss grabs the chain and flips Christian off the top rope. When Christian flips off, he crashes through a table on the outside! In the ring, Abyss sets up the ladder and starts climbing. Abyss gets his fingers near the belt when Christian comes in and smacks a steel chair across his back. Christian climbs up the ladder on the opposite side. They exchange lefts and rights. The ladder starts to tip over and Christian hits the ropes and Abyss simply crashes against the ropes. Abyss throws the ladder down in the middle of the ring and Mitchell comes in handing Abyss the bag of thumbtacks. Abyss dumps out the bag and Mitchell uses his cane to spread the tacks across the ring. With Abyss’ back turned, Christian grabs him and hits The Unprettier on Abyss face first on the ladder. Christian then stares down James Mitchell and Mitchell tries to run away. Christian stops this and slams Mitchell right on the thumbtacks! Mitchell flops around in pain and rolls out. Christian then puts Abyss on top of a table in the ring, climbs up the ladder, gets near the belt, but sees Abyss on the table. Christian then jumps and connects with a Frog Splash on Abyss crashing through the table! Christian then climbs back up the ladder, reaches out and gets the NWA World Title to get the victory.
Winner & STILL NWA World Heavyweight Champion: Christian Cage
After the match, Christian Cage stands on top of the ladder and raises the NWA World Title high in the air as the PPV goes off the air with the fans in the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL cheering loudly…