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Nice opening video. Like Mick Foley in the booth with Tenay personally hope it stays this way for a while

Rob Terry/Eric Young- Actually went longer than I thought it would. Terry getting the win is no surprise but like I said I thought he’d do it in like five minutes. Terry reminds me of Goldberg in the fact that his matches should be as short as possible…lol.

Liked the promo for Sacrifice a lot man.

Tag Team Title Matches next- I really wasn’t expecting the MCMG to win the straps here I thought Beer Money would retain and the MCMG would chase them a bit more. But you’ve built the Guns up enough in the past few months to bring about the title change.

Promo/Flair- Love this promo…Desmond Wolfe is a complete douche here. Love it. Desmond and Flair are gold together and I hate that in RL Wolfe has been tossed to the side. Great promo here

Knockouts- I dug Daffney winning the belt. She gives a whole new dimension to the knock out division. Dr. Stevie as her manager works cause I loved him when he managed Tara in the Fed.

Xscape- Strange finish. Insane X style match, but to have Kaz and Daniels co win? I hope on Impact they have a match to decide who is the sole X Division Champion cause I’m not really looking forward to a co-X Champion angle for too long.

Global- Pope is spot on as normal. Pope vs. Abyss was a fun match with the right finish. I hope you don’t have the Abyss hate everyone else seems to have on the IWC. I think Abyss is a great worker for what he is and hope you don’t bury him to far down the card.

Sting/Anderson- Epic man. Anderson winning continues the feud. I for one hope they take a PPV off and finish this feud at Slammiversary. That’s just me.

Hogan/Bischoff segment wasn’t needed…well I guess you need to have Hogan and Bischoff make an appearance…I guess.

Lethal Lockdown really had that War Games feel this time. Angle’s team winning works for me. RVD pinning Joe could set up a feud between the two men that could have some great matches.

AJ retaining over Hardy too was something that I liked. AJ continues his title reign which is good. I hope he is champ going into Slammiversary. If you do the King of the Mountain match, which I don’t care for…then I can see a new champion emerging.

All and all great PPV. The recapped Impacts kinda hurt the impact of the show truthfully but still I enjoyed it and can’t wait until the next impact.

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Almost forgot, but here are the results of the predictions contest:

Kames - 5/16
Sykova - 7/16
Stojy - 5/16
PatMan - 8/16
Barry_Champlain - 8/16
Crazian - 6/16
Legend - 7/16
bikergrove - 4/16

1. Barry_Champlain & PatMan
2. Legend & Sykova
3. Crazian
4. Kames & Stojy
5. bikergrove

Barry_Champlain & PatMan are co-winners of the predictions contest so the prize will have to be split in two, as will be the case with Legend & Sykova and Kames & Stojy.

TNA Monday Night Impact Preview
The Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
April 19, 2010

With twenty-four hours removed from Lockdown, TNA Wrestling embarks on a new path, that being the road to Sacrifice which takes place on May 16, 2010 and it begins tonight on Spike where you can see two hours of the best professional wrestling on Monday nights!

The dynamic duo in charge of Impact, Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan, will open the show with a big announcement regarding tonight's show, the next few weeks and Sacrifice! What could Bischoff and Hogan have up their sleeves?

We will hear from the TNA Global Champion "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero who overcame the odds last night at Lockdown when he successfully defended his title against "The Monster" Abyss! We will also hear from Beer Money who lost their TNA World Tag Team Championships to The Motor City Machine Guns last night and apparently James Storm and Robert Roode are not happy about it!

Hernandez, who was a part of the victorious Team Angle in the Lethal Lockdown Match against Team Flair last night, will face his former tag team partner Homicide one-on-one! Who will earn the bragging rights?

Plus, Tara will face Hamada after Tara lost the TNA Knockouts Championship to Daffney in a Steel Cage Three-Way Dance also involving Angelina Love last night at Lockdown and Tara wasn't even pinned! Tara is bound to be furious after losing her title in that fashion, and Hamada could find that out the hard way.

Tune into Spike tonight at 8PM ET/7PM CT to see all of the top TNA stars!

Confirmed for Impact:
Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan's big announcement
We hear from Beer Money and D'Angelo Dinero
Hernandez faces Homicide
Hamada takes on Tara
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First time reader, first time reviewer (as I'm sure you know). And I don't even watch TNA, so if I stay anything stupid, correct me please.

In the opening commentary, I noticed that Tenay said a line, then he said a line right after that (Foley didn't say anything between). In this second line in a row, he also referred to Mick Foley as Taz, which I think is a slipup. I don't know if I like the fact that they went over every single match on the card since it seems like they might've talked a bit too long.

It seemed like some of the sentences in the opening match were a bit long and dragged on, which can put a negative effect on the flow of the match. I think it would've been more realistic had Terry been in more control of the matchup than Young simply because he's such a big guy, and I was a bit surprised by the fact that Young was looking strong around almost every corner. Luckily, this was saved when Terry pretty much dominated the closing part of the match and came out looking strong in the end. Seven minutes for the opening match seems a bit short, especially since I always think that the second match should be shorter than the first so if you follow that, the next match will be pretty skimpy. In the end, the right person won, but had the match not been a cage match, Young could have gone over realistically with the help of World Elite.

I tend to refer to Mr. Anderson as Kennedy/Ken quite a bit, but I figure you would realize anyways. I really hope he goes over Sting, only because I'm all about pushing him to the moon.

A nice promo for Sacrifice, although it seemed to end kind of abruptly. But hey, at least it's promotion.

Is Beer Money receiving a mixed reaction because they're tweeners, because there are smarks in the crowd, or because they're from Dallas? I was hoping the machine guns would be used to blast some mother fuckers, but I guess not . The psychology at the very beginning was quite good due to the incident with the beer bottle. I was hoping for MCMG to flat out dominate for a minute without any kind of defense from Beer Money since it would've played out well due to Sabin's anger. The first pinning attempt nearly got a three count, which isn't realistic since for starters, it's the beginning of the matchup, and also, it was just a neckbreaker. I felt like there was a lack of cage escape attempts, and in the last match, too. The sentences didn't seem to drag on as much, but sometimes you did and would have a big chain of conjunctions, which again, affects flow. Also, I don't think 'cage' should be capitalized since it isn't important, unless you're referring to it as a Steel Cage Match. This is an interesting setup you've created now by leaving Sabin alone in the cage. He's going to come out looking extremely strong now, and if that's what you want, it's a great booking decision. I was hoping that Roode & Storm would have stayed together in the cage longer to show that they are taking advantage of the 2-on-1 situation, and to build Sabin up some more. Good choice to have it come down to these two. I was very surprised that the Cross Body didn't get the 3 count, and it leads me to believe that Beer Money will come out on top. I felt like there was too much energy for two guys who had been lasting in a Cage Match, and especially since Roode was so quick to pin after the Suplex which was right after the Cross Body. I also was surprised that Alex Shelley didn't try to stop Roode from throwing the beer bottle in the ring. The beer bottle was a perfect tough of irony and was an appropriate finish, even though I was pulling for Beer Money to retain and build them up (although I know nothing about them, but meh ;D). This match should have been the opener and Terry/Young should have been in its place as the second match.

So I'm guessing Flair is heel. He's so easy to put over as a face (in my humble opinion) so it's nice to see him as a heel (although he probably is in TNA irl and I'm just out of the loop). "wankers" ... well, at least this ain't no WWE PG crap.

Tara ftw. I think it's been established that Daffney is the dominant woman and the one that everyone fears, which is kind of nice since Tara always had to play a similar role in WWE, but at least she's away from that (from what I can tell). One thing I noticed in this match is that Daffney seemed to be the most involved ... the action focused around her more than anyone else, which could be a sign that she is going to win. Daffney winning was the right choice since she looked strong in the match and was the main focal piont. We've had 2 title changes thus far, which leads me to believe that we won't see anymore.

I think you should provide crowd reactions whenever someone appears on backstage, or when someone comes into the set. I'm assuming Nash is a heel based on the promo, but I don't know because of the no crowd reactions when he arrived. Should be interesting to find out what's going on with Eric Young leaving World Elite, although I'm a bit surprised that he would just leave like that over one line Nash said - seems very unrealistic. Maybe have him flirt with the idea, but not actually do it.

No idea what an XScape Match is, but it sounds like the first person to escape wins the match. Oh, apparently not since we have a cover here. I think you can just leave a person's nickname as is (example, you don't need to put 'The Fallen Angel', just The Fallen Angel), but I won't criticize since it's entirely up to you. So it's quite apparent that everyone in the match is bitter towards Daniels and would love to see him lose the belt. It was a bit surprising that he wasn't eliminated first after everyone ganged up on him when he was stuck in the ropes. The fact that he somehow saved himself probably means he will retain, which is fine since Daniels is fucking awesome (from the little I've seen). No complaints about Moore going first, not a fan of him anyways. Surprised that Kendrick would roll Moore out of the ring. Moore should know to exit the ring himself because that's what you should do (like in an Elimination Chamber match, for example, when you're eliminated, you roll towards the door). Oh damn, Tower of Doom spot was wicked. Ah man I like Lethal. And I have no idea who Amazing Red is . I've noticed that your matches have a lot of counters. Idk, maybe it's just me, but it feels like pretty much everything is being countered. Wow, nobody covered Daniels after missing that Moonsault? That lucky bastard, furthers the case even more that he's gonna retain. Oh wow, Amazing Red with back to back eliminations, he's looking strong right now. My guess now is that it's gonna come down to Red/Daniels since you have the champ who's escaped everything, and the face who is looking mighty strong. Damn, Red got eliminated. Pretty much solidifes that Daniels is gonna win since it's the only feasable booking decision, imo. Unless Kazarian has been built like the fucking King recently. Was nice to see some people yelling "Fallen Angel!" since Daniels seems like someone who could attract the smarks. Seriously? A draw? What now? WHAT?! Co-champions?? Should the champion not retain the championship in that situation?! I sense some serious bullshit here, I hope to see Daniels being fucking livid on Impact since he's been screwed.

Sounds like Pope is a face (don't worry, I know that he's Elijah Burke). It seemed like a pretty good promo, but the promos have been fairly short thus far, aside from the Flair one, which was good in terms of length. Meh, at least you aren't beating around the bush on the promos and giving the matches some good time. I was hoping we would get to see more of this Young/Nash thing.

I think it would help if you didn't always use people's name (Abyss)/last name (Dinero). Now you don't use it every single time, but you do most of the time, and it gets a little bit repetitive at times. I was pretty surprised that Abyss didn't control more of the match. Dinero is going to look like Jesus when it's all over, especially if he can win. Just the fact that he got in his share of offense and defense to match that of Abyss surprises me. I think Dinero should have covered after the Express, regardless of what he thought. If you would rather have him go and take bigger risks, that's fine, but he doesn't come across as a risk-taker to me and doesn't seem to be built up that way. It was good to see some of those monster traits coming into play after the Superplex. I think you should try to build that up even more. Dinero going for the Elbow Drop from the top surprised me. I expected him to take advantage of the opportunity to try and exit the cage. Dinero kicked out of the Super Black Hole Slam? Oh damn, he has to win now or I will laugh. Would be awful if Abyss went over ... you've built Dinero up like someone from the holy land, no sense burying him now. The good part about the finish is that Dinero did it by escaping the cage, so Abyss doesn't lose a lot of credibility (although he's lost some, I'm afraid), and Dinero still picks up the win.

Still no Young/Nash stuff? That blows. Anderson's promo was meh. It seemed a little too forced (e.g. which will of course happen tonight ... didn't flow). His character isn't too difficult, but can be awkward if not done right, so work on that and have fun with him. The match is going at a good pace, which is nice to see. Try not to rush into anything with your matches - give them time to develop before going nuts with moves. I really hope Anderson goes over (which is very likely) since he needs it the most. Although Sting could win, Kennedy could get mad, then beat him up so bad that we never see him again. The match was quite good after Sting was busted open. I was afraid that you were going to have him still be like Superman, but Anderson controlled things and gained the momentum, which was really nice. Not really sure why he yelled "Why won't you kick out?", I think you meant "Why won't you stay down?". Idk, was a bit weird. I have a bad feeling that you didn't read the show over . I've noticed quite a few Superplexes tonight. I think it would have done more good had Sting tries to throw some punches out of desperation, but Kennedy quickly take him down with an impact move like an STO or something. Anderson being busted open is a bit questionable. If this feud has been built up really well and for some time now, it's acceptable - you'll have them both leave bloodied and battered and show that they went through hell or whatever, but if not, I don't know if it's really necessary. The match got exciting as it entered its final minutes. Sting used the Mic Check on Kennedy, then his own brass knuckles, which points to Sting possibly coming out on top (ah fuck). Sting not wanting the match to end? Sounds like he has a really big rivalry with Kennedy and a lot of remorse towards him. This is the perfect scenario for Sting to get his 'final revenge' and defeat Kennedy. Oh damn, that doesn't happen, Anderson still has something left in him. Finally he reverses the tables and uses the brass knucks/Mic Check, and gets the win. Sting should have won the match based on what was happening in the last few minutes, but in an overall booking sense, you went out on a limb and chose the right (and obvious) person. Announcing himself as the winner despite being bloodied and having taken a shot to the head with brass knuckles seems a bit meh.

So Hulk Hogan is GM/Comissioner/whatever? And Eric Bischoff is like an assistant or in the same kind of role? Interesting enough. From what I've seen from Beer Money tonight, I like them, and hopefully they get the titles back eventually.

I expect Angle to get the advantage over Wolfe for the majority of these opening minutes before someone from Team Flair enters the match. Angle didn't control as much as I wanted him to, or as much as he should have, for that matter. Now Rhino's arrived and Angle's going to look even worse due to the 2-on-1 situation. So it seems like there isn't much time between entrances, maybe 90 seconds or 2 minutes? There really isn't much of anything notable to comment on yet. So Flair just made a team but isn't actually competing? That seems a bit lame since, even though it's in a Cage, it still gives his team a 5-on-5 advantage. Meh, I guess it works out well since it makes the faces the underdogs in a sense. Matt Morgan is a unique guy to work with, and I look forward to seeing how you book him. lol'd @ 'Super Mex'. Joe's gonna kill you. ... ... just sayin'. So I'm guessing that this is just one fall to a finish, otherwise I would have expected to see some eliminations by now because you could reduce the amount of 'crampness' in the cage. Rob Van Dam is so easy to put over as a face so have fun with him. Whoa, what? The roof begins to come down? That confused me haha, is it like a piece in the roof that lowers to give the guys weapons or something? Clearly, this match has been made for ratings and ratinsg only (but from a BTB sense, can help progress storylines). I can't complain much about the action since it was appropriately exciting and fast-paced, and had a bit of hardcoreness (that a word? ah, who cares) to it. I'm surprised that we didn't see pinfalls happening, but I guess they would just be broken up anyways. The right team won with a fucking kick-ass finish (RVD <3). This was probably the best ending for the match since it put the faces over quite respectably. My only issue is that Flair was made to look like god awful dirt after the match, so it should be interesting to see what happens there.

So Styles defended his title against the X-Division Champion? That seems a bit odd and unbalanced. A fairly solid interview on Styles part, even though I'm not familiar with his mic-skills (but his in-ring skills are pretty crazy). I would have preferred for these interviews to be earlier on in the night. I think this also means that Kevin Nash is going to get involved with this match somehow. Face versus face is always fun to watch and a bit of a challenge, but definitely pays off in terms of entertainment. The slap to the face was a great way to start things out, and makes me think that Styles will lean to a heel role in this matchup. I think the first cover of the match was the first cover of the night where someone kicked out before the count of two . Do crowds actually chant "Let's go AJ!"? ... I guess "Let's go Styles!" just sounds better to me, but if they actually use AJ, then go with that if you want. The pace of the match was very quick, which was expected, but I was hoping to see how you would slow things down to give them a rest and maintain some stamina. Hopefully that will still come. You put "that was the first near fall of the match", then you had a near fall, and then on the proceeding near fall, you put "that was the first near fall of the match" ... although you specified it was for AJ, but you repeated yourself so it makes it seem kind of awkward. 'Creature of the Night' - I lol'd. It's good to see that AJ found an appropriate balance between high-flyer and technician, since that was needed in order for the match to be successful. I was hoping to see a crowd reaction after Hardy's hand didn't fall the third time. Earl Hebner has been mentioned twice now in a very short span. SCREWJOB?! The fact that Styles was able to hit a Hurricanrana from the top rope and land in a perfect position to cover him is phenomenal, but also pretty questionable. Just out of curiosity, are they not allowed to escape the cage to win? I don't know if I've seen an escape attempt yet. Oh damn, Hebner's invovled - counting pins, getting yelled at, and getting pulled in front of a collision. Poor guy. So they can escape the cage? There should have been a hell of a lot more attempts than this (if there has been any that I missed, but I haven't seen one thus far). lol @ Hardy for missing the Swanton. ownt. An appropriate finish since Hardy's risk-taking catches up to him like it always does. The end to the show left a bad taste in my mouth. I was hoping for Styles to drop him with another Styles Clash and turn heel, or Kevin Nash to do something. Maybe the Nash/Young promo could have waited to Impact then.

Overall, the show was good and had some positive moments to it. Like I mentioned before, quite a few of your sentences drag on and on with conjunction after conjunction, so work on fixing that. Also, I was hoping for the promos to be a bit longer than what they were, but the rest was good. The matches were a good length for recap, and try and incorporate some more crowd reactions into the matches if possible. Keep up the good work, this thread seems to be rolling along nicely.
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TNA Monday Night Impact
The Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
April 19, 2010

Impact begins with a Lockdown recap video, running through the matches on the show; Rob Terry def. Eric Young, The Motor City Machine Guns def. Beer Money to win the TNA World Tag Team Championships, Daffney def. Angelina Love & Tara in a 3-Way Dance to win the TNA Knockouts Championship, Christopher Daniels and Kazarian drew in the XScape Match and were announced as co-TNA X Division Champions, D’Angelo Dinero def. Abyss to retain the TNA Global Championship, Mr. Anderson def. Sting, Team Angle (Kurt Angle, Hernandez, Jeff Jarrett & Rob Van Dam) def. Team Flair (Desmond Wolfe, Matt Morgan, Rhino & Samoa Joe) in the Lethal Lockdown Match and AJ Styles def. Jeff Hardy to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship.

Then, we are treated to the sight of Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan in their office, both looking directly at the camera, and they are ready to speak.

Hulk Hogan:
First off, I wanna welcome everybody to Monday Night Impact, it’s gonna be a great show tonight just like Lockdown was last night and y’know, Lockdown showed the whole wrestling world that TNA means business, brother.

Eric Bischoff: That’s right, Hulk, but I know that all of you are wondering why we’re here starting the show, well we have two announcements. Firstly, after Sacrifice, Impact is moving back to Thursday nights. TNA may be the best wrestling company out there but being on Thursdays means that we can maximize our audience to its full potential.

Mixed reaction from the crowd.

Hulk Hogan: But that’s not all, because starting tonight there’s gonna be an eight-man tournament to determine who’s gonna challenge AJ Styles for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Sacrifice, it’s gonna involve eight of the top guys in TNA and it’s gonna start right now, brother!

After Hogan’s closing words, with the fans still in suspense as to who is participating in this tournament, the camera cuts into the Impact Zone and “My World” hits to a pop from the crowd as the TNA founder Jeff Jarrett walks out. Jarrett, wearing a long white and silver jacket and holding his signature Guitar, raises both hands in the air as his pyro goes off before he walks down the ramp, high-fiving some fans. Jarrett enters the ring and waits for his opponent to arrive. Then, “Feedback” blares out, getting a lot of heat from the crowd, and the lights go out in the Impact Zone before a spotlight shines down on the stage which reveals Mr. Anderson. After looking around the crowd for a few moments, Anderson suddenly reaches up and his microphone reels down from the ceiling which he takes.

Mr. Anderson: Ladies and gentlemen... I weighed in this morning at two-hundred-and-forty-five pounds... I hail from Green – Bay – Wisconsin... I am the man who single-handedly destroyed one old-timer last night at Lockdown and am about to do the same once again, and I am the man who will win this tournament and win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Sacrifice... MIIIISSTTAAAHHHH... ANNNDDDEERRRSSSOONNN!

Anderson looks around again and inhales some air before continuing to talk.

Mr. Anderson: ... Wait for it... any second now... ANNNDDDEERRRSSSOONNN!

The loudmouth then lets go of his microphone and saunters down the ramp, looking at the camera and pointing to his “Pro Wrestling is real, people are fake” T-shirt with those words written on the front. Anderson climbs onto the ring apron and steps into the ring, standing opposite to Jeff Jarrett and smirking at his opponent whilst chewing gum whereas Jarrett keeps a straight face and waits for the bell to ring.

Match One
Jeff Jarrett vs. Mr. Anderson
#1 Contender’s Tournament

The bell rings and Jeff Jarrett and Mr. Anderson both slowly raise their hands up, preparing to lock up to initiate this contest but Anderson catches Jarrett off guard with a kick to the mid-section. Anderson hits Jarrett with some right hands before backing into the ropes behind him and running towards Jarrett but he is taken down by a shoulder block. Jarrett runs off the ropes and jumps over Anderson before running off the ropes again and Anderson gets back up, taking him down with a hip toss. The loudmouth goes for an elbow drop but Jarrett moves out of the way of it and Anderson ends up in a seated position on the mat. Jarrett capitalizes on Anderson’s mistake and hits him with a boot to the sternum before making the first cover of the match. One! Two! As soon as the referee’s hand hits the mat for two, Anderson kicks out. Jarrett gets back up and gets Anderson to his feet, getting him in a front facelock, ready for a Suplex. However, Anderson fights out of it with some blows to the mid-section and with Jarrett bent over Anderson runs off the ropes before hitting Jarrett with a knee lift.

Jarrett goes down and Anderson jumps into the air, hitting him with a knee drop when he comes back down. Anderson then makes the cover: One! Jarrett gets the shoulder up. Anderson sits up and lifts up Jarrett by his head, hitting the TNA founder with repeated blows before dropping him and getting back up. Anderson gets Jarrett back to his feet and pushes him into the corner of the ring, then hitting Jarrett with half a dozen knife-edge chops to the chest, all of which receive a ‘Woooooooo!’ from the crowd in honour of Ric Flair. Anderson then backs away before running towards Jarrett and going for a Clothesline in the corner, but Jarrett ducks it. Anderson runs right into the turnbuckles and Jarrett then lifts Anderson up, hitting him with a Back Suplex before covering him. One! Two! Anderson kicks out.

Jarrett then gets Anderson back to his feet and places him in between the ropes before rebounding off the opposite ropes and running towards Anderson, looking to go for a Leapfrog Body Guillotine. However, Anderson frees himself and holds down the top rope, sending Jarrett out of the ring! Jarrett struggles to his feet but meanwhile, in the ring Anderson rebounds off the ropes and runs across the ring, hitting Jarrett with a Baseball Slide! This opening contest on Impact comes to an end when Anderson is in control of Jarrett and he gets him to his feet, Irish whipping Jarrett into the ropes. Anderson ducks down, preparing to hit a back body drop, but Jarrett counters with a DDT!

Both competitors lie on the mat for several moments until they begin to get up and Jeff pulls himself up with the ropes, facing away from the ring and the referee Andrew Thomas checks on Anderson, before checking on Jarrett but Jarrett, thinking that it’s Anderson behind him, elbows the referee in the face! Jeff then realizes his mistake and immediately checks on Thomas, helping him back to his feet as he still holds his jaw from that accidental elbow. Meanwhile, Anderson retrieves some brass knuckles from in his trunks and slips them on, turning Jarrett around and hitting him with the brass knuckles! Before Jarrett falls to the ground, Anderson keeps Jarrett up and hits him with the Mic Drop! Anderson hooks Jarrett’s legs as the still-groggy referee counts: One! Two! Three!

Mr. Anderson def. Jeff Jarrett at 7:52 to advance in the #1 Contender’s Tournament

“Feedback” hits and a grinning Mr. Anderson, on his knees, has his hand raised by the referee who is still disorientated and has no idea whatsoever that Anderson cheated to win. Anderson gets to his feet and stands in the middle of the ring, looking exhausted but he still manages to motion around his waist that the TNA World Heavyweight Championship is in his future. He then reaches into the air and his microphone comes down which Anderson takes.

Mr. Anderson: (Breathing heavily) And the winner of the match... (Laughs) MIIIISSTTAAAHHHH... ANNNDDDEERRRSSSOONNN!

Anderson walks towards Jarrett, still down, and stands over the man he defeated.


The loudmouth lets go of his trademark microphone which ascends back up to the ceiling and gives Jarrett a tongue-in-cheek wave goodbye before leaving the ring. Anderson slowly walks up the ramp, still feeling the effects of his match, but when he is on the stage he turns around once more and laughs at the sight of Jarrett barely sitting up and holding his head before leaving.

Mike Tenay: Congratulations Mr. Anderson, you just cheated to win a match. I hope you’re proud of yourself!

Mick Foley: Knowing Anderson, Professor, he probably is proud of himself! He seemed like it in his post-match ‘celebration’, if you will.

Mike Tenay: Welcome to TNA Impact everybody, I’m Mike Tenay alongside Mick Foley and at the start of the show Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan not only announced a tournament to determine the #1 contender to AJ Styles’ TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Sacrifice but also that after Sacrifice, Impact is moving back to Thursday nights!

Mick Foley: I for one am pleased that Impact is moving back to Thursdays, Mike, there’s no question that TNA is the #1 wrestling promotion in the world as far as wrestling and entertainment goes but moving back to Thursdays means that TNA can maximize its fan-base which unfortunately isn’t entirely possible at this time on Monday nights.

Mike Tenay: So that means on May 20th, Impact is back on Thursdays but concerning this #1 contender’s tournament which Mr. Anderson just defeated Jeff Jarrett to advance in, we’re being told that there will be one more match tonight in that tournament and then two more next week but we do not know who will be competing so you’ll have to stay with us to find out!


Back on Impact, “Driver Rock” blares out and Hamada walks out, to a lukewarm reception from the crowd. The Japanese star makes her way down the ramp, looking at the camera and simply holding up her fist before entering the ring. Then, “Broken” hits and the crowd liven up a bit more, cheering for Tara as she walks out. The former TNA Knockouts Champion walks down the ramp, high-fiving some fans and then stepping into the ring, looking to get right down to business.

Match Two
Hamada vs. Tara
Singles Match

The bell rings and Hamada and Tara lock up to begin this contest, Hamada quickly pulling away and wrenching Tara’s arm around. She keeps her in a wristlock until Tara pulls her into a standing headlock and Hamada quickly pushes her away into the ropes. Tara comes running back towards Hamada and she kicks the former TNA Knockouts Champion in the mid-section, then taking her by the head and head-butting Tara a few times. Hamada rebounds off the ropes with Tara slightly bending over and hits her with a Bulldog, driving Tara’s face into the mat, before turning her over onto her back and covering. One! Tara gets the shoulder up. Hamada gets back up and gets Tara to her feet, Irish whipping her into the ropes. Hamada backs into the opposite corner before running across the ring, turning around and performing two backwards handstands before going for an elbow but Tara moves out of the way. With Hamada now in the corner, Tara stomps away at the Japanese star until she is seated in the corner and Tara backs away, much like Hamada did moments before, but Tara is successful as she hits Hamada with a hesitation dropkick!

Tara then drags Hamada back into the middle of the ring by her legs and covers her, One! Two! Hamada kicks out. Tara turns her over onto her stomach and lifts her right arm up, putting her other hand onto Hamada’s head and driving her knee into Hamada’s spine, pulling back on her arm to intensify the pressure applied with this hold. The Japanese star writhes in pain and with her free arm she tries to reach for the ropes but it isn’t possible so she takes a different route to escape from the hold, sweeping Tara’s legs away which leaves her on her back and Hamada free from the hold. Hamada tries to jump onto Tara but she moves out of the way as both get back to their feet. Hamada runs towards Tara but she lifts Hamada up before hitting her with a Scoop Slam. Tara then turns around and hits Hamada with a Standing Moonsault before covering her: One! Two! Hamada gets the shoulder up!

The conclusion to this Knockouts contest comes when Hamada has Tara’s head in between her legs and she lifts her up in position for a Powerbomb. However, Tara begins to fight back and hits Hamada with blows to the head until Hamada lets go of her and Tara lands on her feet when she falls to the mat. Tara immediately kicks Hamada in the mid-section and well and truly turns the tables on her opponent, putting Hamada’s head in between her legs and lifting her up. Tara takes her arms and lets the rest of Hamada’s body fall behind her back, before hitting Hamada with the Widow’s Peak! Tara then makes the cover: One! Two! Three!

Tara def. Hamada at 5:39

“Broken” blares out and Tara gets to her feet, having her hand raised by the referee to cheers from the crowd. Immediately after, she calls for a microphone and SoCal Val gives her one.

Tara: Daffney! You may have beaten Angelina for my TNA Knockouts Championship last night at Lockdown, but if you wanna keep that title, then you’re gonna have to beat me! Because, Daffney, I’m invoking my re-match clause at Sacrifice and I’m gonna take back the title I didn’t lose!

Tara drops the microphone and leaves as her music plays again, storming up the ramp and not looking in a good mood despite winning her match and announcing her re-match for the TNA Knockouts Championship at Sacrifice.

Mike Tenay: It appears that Tara’s fortunes have quickly turned around after losing her TNA Knockouts Championship without even being pinned last night at Lockdown, as she has defeated Hamada tonight and told Daffney she is invoking her re-match clause on May 16th at Sacrifice.

Mick Foley: Daffney has yet to prove she can defeat Tara one-on-one, Mike, and if she can’t then she can kiss that TNA Knockouts Championship goodbye in Daytona Beach at Sacrifice.

Backstage, Eric Young and Matt Morgan are stood in a corridor, talking to each other.

Matt Morgan: Are you gonna tell me why I’m here, Eric?

Young slowly nods his head, almost unwillingly, before speaking.

Eric Young: Matt, I know you haven’t been with us for long, but... I’m done with the World Elite.

Matt Morgan: Done? What do you mean, done?

Eric Young: Look, it’s time I moved on, Matt, the World Elite has nothing more to offer me and Kevin convinced me to do this last night, he’s got something he won a few months ago that’s gonna come in handy and I’m gonna be a part of it, starting next week. So, I’m putting you in charge.

Morgan thinks about it for a few seconds before smirking.

Matt Morgan: I’m in charge, huh? (Laughs) I’m gonna have some fun with that. Thanks, Eric!

Not caring about Young, Morgan brushes shoulders with him and walks away as Eric stares blankly into the air, perhaps reflecting on his time with the World Elite.


Back on Impact, Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan are in their office when Jeff Jarrett walks in, still holding his head after being hit by Mr. Anderson’s brass knuckles at the end of their match earlier tonight.

Hulk Hogan: What can we do for you, Jeff?

Jeff Jarrett: You saw what happened out there, Hulk, I was screwed by Mr. Anderson! I’ll be damned if he wins this tournament and gets that title shot because damnit, that’s not the way you do it.

Hogan nods his head in agreement with Jarrett, but before he can speak, Bischoff does.

Eric Bischoff: Well what do you expect us to do about it, Jeff? Talking to us because you’re pissed off that Anderson cheated will only get you so far, we may be in charge but in my book, you should be taking care of your problems on your own, so how about you do something about it?

Surprisingly, Jarrett takes this advice well, smirking before walking back towards the door.

Jeff Jarrett: You never disappoint.

Jarrett laughs to himself before walking out of the door, as Hogan looks on in a confused way but Bischoff is smiling too. We then cut back to the announce table with Mike Tenay and Mick Foley.

Mick Foley: Well that was certainly an interesting exchange.

Mike Tenay: You’ve got that one right, Mick, a conflict of interest between Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan there with Hogan sympathizing with Jeff Jarrett but Bischoff telling Jarrett to do something about it if he has a problem with Mr. Anderson.

Then, “Wings Of A Fallen Angel” hits to heat from the crowd and Christopher Daniels walks out, looking irate and if you saw Lockdown then it’s obvious why. Tightly holding his TNA X Division Championship belt which is only partly his now, Daniels storms down the ramp as we see highlights of what happened last night at Lockdown in the XScape Match.

~ XScape Match: Daniels & Kazarian ~
It is another long wait for the final two competitors in this match to get up, and the fans are rooting for both Daniels and Kazarian, some chanting ‘Let’s Go, Kaz!’ at the top of their lungs but some chanting ‘Fallen Angel!’ with the same enthusiasm. Daniels and Kazarian get up, but instead of continuing to fight, they both begin to climb the Cage on opposite sides of the ring! It is now effectively a race to see who escapes the Cage and hits the floor first, and it could go either way as Daniels and Kazarian both reach the top of the Cage at more or less the same time, beginning to climb down as the anticipation rises to see who will win and walk out as TNA X Division Champion at the same time, and both Daniels and Kazarian’s feet hit the floor... at the same time!
Winner: Draw at 16:01

There is an aura of confusion in the Dallas Convention Center as Daniels and Kazarian both sink to the floor, battered and exhausted, and now all eyes are on the ring announcer David Penzer to make the official announcement regarding the outcome of this match.

David Penzer: Ladies and gentlemen, the result of this match... is a DRAW!

Mixed reaction from the crowd.

David Penzer: And I have been informed that as a result of this... in the interest of fairness, Christopher Daniels and Kazarian... are the CO-TNA X DIVISION CHAMPIONS!!

Another mixed reaction, and Christopher Daniels is shocked and livid that he has to share his TNA X Division Championship with Kazarian. Daniels immediately gets up and takes the title from the announce table, then running away with the belt clutched to his chest as Kazarian gets to his feet and runs around the ring, sprinting up the ramp as fast as he can in pursuit of the other co-X Division Champion.


When we are back in the Impact Zone, Daniels is now in the ring with a microphone.

Christopher Daniels: You can probably tell that I’m not in a good mood, and it’s because of what you all just saw! I dare each and every one of you to tell me that was fair, because it wasn’t!

Heat for Daniels.

Christopher Daniels: I’m going to say this nice and clearly, and slowly, so that even all of you can understand... I should still be the sole TNA X Division Champion!

More heat.

Christopher Daniels: But as much of a travesty of justice as it is that I have to share this title which was made for me with a nobody like Kazarian, I should have seen this coming. Since day one, Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff have had a vendetta against the Fallen Angel, they’ve put me in matches where I was bound to lose but being the superior star that I am to the rest of TNA, I survived. And when I overcame those odds again last night, what did they do? What did they do?! They screwed me out of the title.

Daniels frantically paces around the ring, trying to shake off his frustrations.

Christopher Daniels: So I’m telling the world right now that if I’m not declared as the sole X Division Champion by next Monday night... then tonight will be the last time you see Christopher Daniels in a TNA ring. And that’s the gospel.

Mixed reaction from the crowd, as Daniels drops the microphone and title. “LethalX” blares out to a pop from the crowd. Jay Lethal, no longer wearing the Macho Man-esque attire or coming out to the music, walks out in some basic orange and white shorts, jogging down the ramp and high-fiving some fans before entering the ring. Lethal climbs to the second rope and pumps his fists up and down in the air before jumping back down and standing opposite Daniels.

Match Three
Christopher Daniels vs. Jay Lethal
Singles Match

The bell rings and instead of locking up, Christopher Daniels runs directly towards Jay Lethal but Lethal kicks Daniels in the mid-section and immediately begins to build up offence, hitting him with some right hands before running off the ropes behind him but Daniels takes him down with an arm drag. Lethal cautiously gets back up and he and Daniels come a standstill before they finally lock up and Lethal forces his opponent into the corner. The referee Dave Hebner instructs Jay to let go and he reluctantly does but then Daniels runs at him, looking to capitalize, but Lethal is one step ahead of ‘The Fallen Angel’ and he hits him with a back body drop before covering him for the first time. One! Daniels kicks out. Lethal gets back up and gets Daniels to his feet, wrenching his right arm and jumping onto the ropes, springboarding off of them and looking to execute an arm drag but Daniels stays on his feet. He then steps over Lethal’s arm and falls back, locking him in an armbar but after a few moments Jay manages to make it to the ropes and Daniels is forced to let go of his arm.

Daniels and Lethal get back up and Jay runs at Christopher but out of no where Daniels lifts Lethal up onto his shoulders and falls back, hitting Lethal with a Samoan Drop! Daniels quickly hooks Jay’s legs and covers him, One! Two! Lethal gets the shoulder up. Daniels gets back up and quickly gets Jay back to his feet to Irish whip him into the corner. Daniels then runs towards him, but Lethal quickly jumps over the ropes onto the ring apron. Daniels turns to face him but Jay sends him back-pedalling with a right hand and he then jumps onto the ropes, flying off of them and hitting Daniels with a Springboard Missile Dropkick! Lethal makes the cover: One! Two! Daniels kicks out! Lethal takes a few moments to rest before getting back to his feet and he waits for ‘The Fallen Angel’ to get up. When Daniels gets up, Lethal goes for a Superkick... but Daniels ducks it, lifts Lethal onto his shoulders, and connects with a Death Valley Driver!

This X Division contest comes to an end when Jay Lethal is standing on the ring apron, waiting for Christopher Daniels to get up after enjoying a spell of dominance against the co-X Division Champion. Daniels slowly gets up, and Lethal jumps onto the ropes, springboarding off of them, and going for a Seated Senton, but Daniels reverses it into a Sit-Out Powerbomb! Daniels then struggles to his feet and walks towards the corner of the ring, jumping to the second rope and then jumping to the top rope, nailing Lethal with the Best Moonsault Ever! Daniels falls backwards onto his back upon impact but soon recovers and hooks Jay’s legs, making the cover as this must surely be the end of the match now: One! Two! Three!

Christopher Daniels def. Jay Lethal at 7:24

“Wings Of A Fallen Angel” hits and Christopher Daniels gets up, ignoring the referee Mike Posey who tries to raise his hand as Daniels immediately calls for his TNA X Division Championship belt. ‘The Fallen Angel’ takes his title and holds it up, mouthing ‘That’s why I’m the X Division Champion’ but as Daniels turns his back to the entranceway, Kazarian comes out and runs to the ring! The co-Champion enters the squared circle and turns Daniels around, hitting him with the Wave Of The Future! Kazarian then picks up the title and leaves the ring with it as “Kaz” blares out and he jogs up the ramp with the belt in his possessions.

Mike Tenay: Kazarian just took the TNA X Division Championship from Christopher Daniels!

Mick Foley: I have a feeling this is going to be happening until we finally decide a sole X Division Champion, Mike, it’s like pass the parcel!

Mike Tenay: Both Daniels and Kazarian are co-Champions and ‘The Fallen Angel’ had the title since last night when they were declared as co-Champions but now Kazarian has taken the belt.

Mick Foley: Somebody’s gonna have to resolve this, Mike.


Kurt Angle: Sometimes, you have to put it all on the line.

Angle hitting a Moonsault.

Mr. Anderson:
You have to put yourself in jeopardy.

Anderson hitting the Mic Check.

Sting: You have to take drastic measures.

Sting locking in the Scorpion Death Lock.

AJ Styles: You have to go down roads where there is no going back.

Styles holding the TNA World Heavyweight Championship up.

Rob Van Dam: You have to do things you never thought you’d consider doing.

RVD hitting the Five Star Frog Splash.

Jeff Hardy: You have to prepare ... to make the ultimate Sacrifice.




Back on Impact, Christy Hemme is standing with the former TNA World Tag Team Champions, Beer Money, who do not look happy after losing their titles last night.

Christy Hemme: I’m standing here with Beer Money, who are now the former TNA World Tag Team-

Roode snatches the microphone out of Christy’s hands before she can finish, and she looks at him in an apalled manner.

Robert Roode: Save your breath, Christy. Last night... was the darkest night that TNA has ever seen. Beer Money, the greatest tag team not only in this company but in professional wrestling which we have proven time and time again, were robbed by the Motor Ciy Machine Guns.

Pop at the mention of the ‘Machine Guns.

Robert Roode:
Chris Sabin took a beer bottle and smashed it over James’ head, do you know how serious that is, Christy? What kind of a sick, heartless person would do something like that?

The camera momentarily focuses on Storm’s wound on his upper wound which has been stitched up.

Christy Hemme: Err, James did the same thing to Chris a few weeks ago, you felt sympathy for-

James Storm: Shut your damn mouth! The fact of the matter is, we were screwed out of our titles last night and we are a trusted source before it was us who were the victims so I sure as hell am not gonna listen to a dumb blonde like you tell us what happened!

Hemme looks at the camera in a confused manner, pointing at her and not knowing why Storm called her a “blonde”.

James Storm: We’re taking back our TNA World Tag Team Championships at Sacrifice, so if you’re thinking of fighting the ‘Machine Guns’ battles again then sorry about your damn luck, lady, because they won’t have any excuses!

Roode and Storm both glare at the camera before walking away, as Christy looks very offended by Storm’s words.

The camera then cuts back into the Impact Zone and “5150” blares out to a lukewarm reception from the crowd. Homicide walks out wearing two bandanas, a blue one covering the top half of his face and a black one with a skull on it covering the bottom half, only his eyes visible. Homicide slaps his chest and shouts ‘Olele!’ as he walks down the ramp and enters the ring. Then, “Te Gusta O No!” hits and Hernandez jogs through the curtain, getting a pop from the crowd. Hernandez punches the air every time his pyro goes off before walking down the ramp, high-fiving some fans and entering the ring.

Match Four
Hernandez vs. Homicide
Singles Match

The bell rings and a defiant Homicide slaps his chest, shouting ‘Olele!’ before confidently walking into the lock-up with Hernandez. But, almost straight away he is over-powered by his former tag team partner, pushing Homicide into the corner of the ring. Homicide looks to be caught off guard and he cautiously gets back up before running at Hernandez and kicking him in the mid-section which has little effect, then hitting ‘Super Mex’ with right hands before taking a few steps back and then charging at him again, going for a Cross Body. However, Hernandez catches Homicide and then throws him up onto the back of his shoulders but Homicide slips off and hits Hernandez with a dropkick to the back of the legs. That manages to bring Hernandez down to his knees and Homicide stands in front of him, running off the ropes but Hernandez grabs him by the throat and gets him back up, throwing him into the corner of the ring. Hernandez then runs towards him but Homicide moves out of the way and acts as if he has won the match, jumping up and down and pounding his fists against his chest.

Hernandez doesn’t make contact with the turnbuckles though and as he turns around Homicide runs towards him but Hernandez lifts Homicide up in a Military Press position before unceremoniously dropping him on his stomach down to the mat. The crowd cheer and chant ‘Super Mex!’ as Hernandez gets Homicide back up and gets him in a front facelock, lifting him up into the air. Hernandez keeps Homicide upside down in the air for several seconds before finally nailing Homicide with a Brainbuster! Hernandez then covers his former tag team partner: One! Two! Homicide gets the shoulder up. Hernandez looks surprised that Homicide kicked out and he gets to his feet, waiting in the corner for Homicide to get up. When he does, Hernandez runs at him and goes for the Mexican Boulder Shoulder but Homicide dodges it as Hernandez barely manages to stay on his feet and Homicide subsequently sends the big man into the corner of the ring with a dropkick to the back. Homicide gets back up and walks towards Hernandez, climbing onto the second rope and hitting him with blows to the head as the crowd count along. Before the tenth one, Homicide poses for the crowd but that almost costs him as Hernandez ducks under his legs and lifts him up by his arms in position for the Border Toss... but Homicide slips out of his grasps.

The ending to this match comes when Hernandez is still in control of the match and he gets Homicide to his feet, Irish whipping him into the ropes and going for a Clothesline but Homicide ducks it and then tries to lift Hernandez up for a Back Suplex but can’t lift him. Hernandez sends him back-pedalling with an elbow to the head and he turns around, getting Homicide in position before nailing him with the Mexplex (Exploder Suplex)! Hernandez gets back up and gets fired up, jumping up and down and stamping his feet on the ground whilst in the corner waiting for Homicide to get up. Homicide gets back up, and Hernandez runs out of the corner, flying through the air and sending Homicide to the other side of the ring with the Mexican Boulder Shoulder (Flying Shoulder Tackle)! Hernandez then makes the cover: One! Two! Three!

Hernandez def. Homicide at 5:41

“Te Gusta O No!” blares out and the crowd cheer as Hernandez gets up and has his hand raised in victory by the referee. Hernandez looks down emotionlessly at his former tag team partner Homicide before leaving the ring and walking up the ramp but when he is on the stage, Matt Morgan and the rest of the World Elite walk out. Morgan ignores his rival and leads the rest of the group down the ramp towards the ring, as they join their compatriot Homicide and Morgan stands outside the ring whilst The British Invasion help Homicide up. They all stand in the ring together with Homicide, but then the World Elite start attacking their own member, Homicide! The crowd boo as they bring Homicide down and stomp away at him like a pack of wolves and Morgan enters the ring, watching in the corner of the ring with a grin on his face, but Hernandez runs down the ramp and takes a Steel Chair from ringside, entering the ring and hitting both Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams over their skulls with the Chair!

The crowd cheer and Morgan leaves the ring, avoiding his former partner, as Hernandez hits Sheik Abdul Bashir with the Chair, knocking Bashir out cold! Now it’s only Kiyoshi and Okada left in the ring, and they run at Hernandez but Hernandez drops the Chair and throws Okada over the ropes and out of the ring before lifting Kiyoshi up in a Military Press position and throwing him onto Matt Morgan outside the ring! Morgan looks at Kiyoshi who is in his hands and quickly drops him before running away, walking up the steps onto the ramp and walking away, looking at Hernandez in the ring. “Te Gusta O No!” hits again and Hernandez helps Homicide up, embracing with his former tag team partner as Morgan looks on in sheer disgust.

Mike Tenay: Well you can cross Homicide off the World Elite list as it appears he has been kicked out of the group but before he could be beaten out of the group, Hernandez made the save for his former tag team partner and Matt Morgan wants nothing to do with ‘Super Mex’!

Mick Foley: Could this mean a Latin American Exchange reunion, Professor?

Mike Tenay: Never say never, Mick! Still to come tonight, the #1 Contender’s Tournament continues as ‘The Whole F’n Show’ Rob Van Dam squares off against ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ Samoa Joe in our main event!


~ Post-Lockdown Interview: The Motor City Machine Guns
Jeremy Borash is with the new TNA World Tag Team Champions, The Motor City Machine Guns.

Jeremy Borash:
This is ‘JB’ Jeremy Borash, I’m here with your new TNA World Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machine Guns who earlier tonight defeated Beer Money in a Steel Cage Match to finally win the titles.

Chris Sabin: Hearing you say we’re the new Champions, that’s music to my ears, JB, we are finally the TNA World Tag Team Champions. These titles have alluded us for three years, we’ve won tag team titles in Japan, we’ve revolutionized tag team wrestling but this is what really matters to us, these titles are the top of the mountain for all tag teams in professional wrestling.

Sabin holds up his title and points to it, as Borash points the microphone to Shelley.

Alex Shelley: Beer Money, you don’t like us and we don’t like you, especially you, James, after you smashed a beer bottle over Chris’ head a few weeks ago, but in spite of that you put up a good fight tonight, but tonight we proved to you, and to the entire world, that when the rise of the ‘Machine Guns begins, there’s no stopping us.

Chris Sabin: James, it felt damn good to give you a taste of your own medicine and smash your own beer bottle over your head, and we heard you two are invoking your re-match clauses at Sacrifice, go ahead, take your best shot because now that me and Alex have got what we’ve been craving for three years, these titles aren’t going anywhere.

Alex Shelley: And James, you’d better bring a six-pack to Sacrifice because it’s gonna be a night to forget for Beer Money.

Jeremy Borash: There you have it, ladies and gentlemen, the new TNA World Tag Team Champions, The Motor City Machine Guns.

Sabin and Shelley hoist their titles over their shoulders before leaving.


Back on Impact, “Catholifunk” hits to a big pop from the crowd and the TNA Global Champion ‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero walks out. Wearing shades, a white jacket with a black shirt under it and white pants, the slick-looking Dinero walks down the ramp with his title over his shoulder, outstretching his arms as money falls from the ceiling before entering the ring. Dinero takes a microphone and waits to speak as the crowd continue to cheer him.

D’Angelo Dinero:
There are four words to sum up this moment... POPE – IS – STILL – PIMPIN’!

Cheers for Dinero.

D’Angelo Dinero:
That’s right. Last night, Pope faced the biggest challenge of his career, against ‘The Monster’ Abyss and no matter how big the Congregation is, Pope still heard the doubters and the non-believers, they said that there was no way that Pope could tame the beast but that is exactly what he did.

More cheers.

D’Angelo Dinero: And when Pope climbed out of that fifteen-feet high Steel Cage and made it to the floor, he looked at the thousands of fans in St. Louis and he saw them all on their feet cheering for Pope and there were no doubters or non-believers in sight. And Pope knows for sure that there aren’t any in the Impact Zone tonight!

Cheap pop for ‘The Pope’.

D’Angelo Dinero: Pope hopes that everybody stood up and took notice last night because Pope proved beyond a shadow of a doubt... that he is the name of the game, daddy, and Pope ain’t just wearin’ this custom-made suit ‘cause he got it for his birthday, Pope earned this bling and the biggest bling of all is this TNA Global Championship!

Dinero holds up his title which gets a pop from the crowd before placing it back over his shoulder.

D’Angelo Dinero:
So if anybody thinks they can stop this charismatic, pimptacular, hand clappin’, foot tappin’, pimp slappin’, blingin’ attire, always on fire Pope that is D’Angelo Dinero... (Catches breath) then how about-

Dinero is cut off when “Stampede” hits and Rhino walks out with a microphone. Dinero looks surprised to see ‘The War Machine’, as he has already beaten him in the past, but Rhino looks deadly serious.

Rhino: Dinero, I have had enough of your crap!

Instant heat for Rhino.

D’Angelo Dinero: Yeah, and Pope’s had enough of just seeing you! Rhino, Pope’s given you (holds up two fingers) two title shots over the past month and you blew both of them! So how about you turn your chunky ass around and head on back to the mud pool with your own kind ‘cause Pope wants to see somebody he cares about.

Cheers for Dinero, but Rhino is not impressed.

Rhino: That’s what you’re all about, aren’t you, Dinero? You’re always trying to impress these idiots with your pathetic speeches, giving yourself nicknames, thinking you’re Martin Luther King, well let me tell you something, I would have GORED Martin Luther King in half!

Heat for Rhino.

D’Angelo Dinero: Well, Rhino, Martin Luther King had a dream, and you have a dream of being able to clean Pope’s shoes, but not even that’s gonna come true, let alone getting another title shot!

Rhino: You think you’re a real Champ, Dinero? Huh?

Dinero looks at his title before speaking.

D’Angelo Dinero: As long as Pope’s got this Global Championship, then that’s right.

Rhino: Well if you think you’re a real Champion then how about you put that title on the line against me at Sacrifice in a match that you can’t beat me at... let’s say... a Falls Count Anywhere Match!

Surprisingly, the crowd cheer, as they would like to see that match.

D’Angelo Dinero: Rhino, anybody can challenge Pope to a match, a hobo can, a newborn baby can, any kind of animal can but the difference is, Pope hasn’t beaten any of those things so it looks like you’re gonna have to get back in line, boy.

Rhino: You saying that lets me know that you’re a smart man, Dinero, because obviously you’ve seen what I can do when anything is legal. I made people bleed and suffer so I could feed my own family back in ECW and I’ll do the exact same thing to you because where I made a name for myself, every single guy on the roster was ten times tougher than a primadonna pretty boy like you.

Heat for Rhino, and Dinero laughs at his remarks.

D’Angelo Dinero: ‘Primadonna pretty boy’, huh? Pope’s impressed, Rhino. Well Pope certainly ain’t a primadonna and as far as being a pretty boy goes, Pope is certainly more handsome than you.

Rhino: THIS ISN’T ABOUT THAT, DINERO! THIS IS ABOUT ME KICKING YOUR ASS, AND THAT TNA GLOBAL TITLE! (Pauses) Are you gonna give me a match... or am I just too damn tough for you?

Dinero thinks about it for a few moments before answering Rhino.

D’Angelo Dinero: You want a title shot? Make Pope a believer.

Dinero then drops the microphone as his expression becomes serious and “Catholifunk” blares out. Dinero and Rhino lock eyes and have a long-distance staredown from the ring to the stage as Rhino now needs to prove to ‘The Pope’ that he warrants a title shot at Sacrifice.

Mike Tenay: Rhino asked for another title shot at Sacrifice, this time in a Falls Count Anywhere Match, and the TNA Global Champion ‘The Pope’ D’Angelo Dinero simply said: Make me a believer to ‘The War Machine.

Mick Foley: Rhino does make a valid point, Professor, a true Champion should be able to defend his title in all kinds of matches and a Falls Count Anywhere would really but Dinero to the test but he has proven time and time again that he thrives under pressure.

Mike Tenay: Speaking of pressure, Rob Van Dam and Samoa Joe are going to be under just that when they square off in the second #1 Contender’s Tournament Quarter Final of the night, coming up next! Only one can go through!


~ Exclusive Post-Lockdown Interview: Kurt Angle ~
Angle is sat in the doctor’s room with a towel on his head, still exhausted after the Lethal Lockdown Match against Team Flair and talking to Christy Hemme.

Christy Hemme:
I’m standing here with ‘The Olympic Gold Medallist’ Kurt Angle, who earlier tonight led his team to victory against Team Flair in Lethal Lockdown. How do you feel?

Kurt Angle: Tonight was a good night... Me and my team finally shut Ric Flair up and the four months that he’s been getting in my business time and time again and the four months that I’ve had to withstand his mindgames has paid off. I have to admit, Ric picked a good team but my team had a lot of experience, more than Flair’s did, and it was pretty close but in the end we came out on top and Clotheslining Flair down after the match was, uh, a pretty good way to leave.

Christy Hemme: What does the future hold now for Kurt Angle?

Angle thinks about the question for a few moments before answering.

Kurt Angle:
Well now that Flair’s out of the way then I guess I’m gonna pick up where I left off, and that’s going for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. AJ, you had a great match with Jeff tonight and to be honest, you deserve a break but I’m coming full-speed ahead for your title. Oh, it’s real... it’s damn real!



Back on Impact, Jeff Hardy is in his locker room watching a TV monitor when the TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles walks in. Get ready for some charisma!

AJ Styles:
Hey man, great match we had last night, huh?

Jeff Hardy: Yeah, we tore the house down. But man, I was so close, all I had to do was climb out of the Cage and I’d win the title but instead, I blew it.

AJ Styles: But hey, you’re in the tournament so maybe you’ll get another shot at Sacrifice?

Jeff Hardy: I sure hope so.

Styles smirks and then leaves the room.

The camera then cuts into the Impact Zone and “Whole F’n Show” blares out as Rob Van Dam walks through the curtain to a big pop from the crowd. Van Dam raises his hands in the air as his pyro goes off before walking down the ramp, high-fiving some fans and entering the ring. Then, “Nation Of Violence” hits to a mixed reaction and Samoa Joe walks out with his trademark white towel over his shoulders, immediately descending down the ramp and entering the ring, ignoring the fans.

Match Five
Rob Van Dam vs. Samoa Joe
#1 Contender’s Tournament

The bell rings for this main event match to get underway and Rob Van Dam and Samoa Joe cautiously circle each other around the ring before locking up. Joe quickly gets behind Van Dam, wrapping his hands around his waist and Rob tries to force him away with some elbows but they are all ducked and Joe then drops down to his knees, taking RVD’s legs and flooring him. Joe then jumps onto Van Dam and tries to apply a headlock but Rob frantically crawls to the ropes and the two competitors get back to their feet. With RVD standing in the corner, Joe runs towards him but Van Dam ducks and Joe falls into the corner. Rob then attacks Joe with forearms to the head and kicks to the mid-section before handspringing backwards and running towards his opponent again. Van Dam jumps onto Joe and tries to go for a Monkey Flip but instead Joe dumps him on the ring apron. Rob manages to land on his feet and when Joe walks towards him he leans through the ropes and drives his shoulder into Joe’s mid-section which sends him back-pedalling into the middle of the ring. Van Dam then climbs to the top rope but before he can do anything Joe recovers and runs towards the corner, hitting RVD with a blow to the head.

Van Dam loses his balance and falls down to a seated position on the top rope, and Joe tries to lift him up in position for a Muscle Buster but Rob fights him off with some right hands and he then goes for a Flying Thrust Kick from the top rope but Joe catches his leg and takes him down with a Dragon Screw. Still holding onto his leg, ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ tries to turn RVD over onto his stomach but Van Dam kicks Joe away with his free leg until he lets go and Rob then gets to his feet. Joe goes for a kick but Van Dam catches his leg and hits Joe with a Step-Over Spinning Heel Kick which takes Joe down and RVD then makes the cover: One! Two! Joe kicks out. Van Dam gets back up and looks around the Impact Zone before performing his signature thumb taunt and running off the ropes. RVD rolls across the mat, but before he can hit the Rolling Thunder, Joe is back up and he grabs Van Dam, throwing him across the ring with a Belly-to-Belly Suplex!

Joe then crawls towards RVD and hooks his legs, covering him. One! Two! Van Dam gets the shoulder up. Joe gets back to his feet and stands behind Rob who is still down, eagerly waiting for him to get up. When RVD is up, Joe wraps his hands around Van Dam’s neck and tries to pull him down to the mat for the Coquina Clutch... but Van Dam fights out of it with a couple of back elbows. RVD turns around and when Joe recovers and runs at him, Van Dam hits him with a Spinning Crescent Kick! Rob performs his thumb taunt and runs off the ropes, and this time Van Dam connects with the Rolling Thunder! RVD makes the cover: One! Two! Joe gets the shoulder up! Van Dam sits up and shakes his head in disappointment, wondering what it will take to defeat Samoa Joe before struggling to his feet. When Joe gets back up, Rob runs off the ropes and charges towards him, but out of no where Joe nails RVD with a Tilt-a-whirl Argentine Backbreaker! Joe quickly covers: One! Two! RVD kicks out!

Joe slams his fists against the mat in frustration and gets Van Dam up, bombarding him with rights and lefts until RVD falls into the corner of the ring and Joe runs up and hits ‘The Whole F’n Show’ with a Forearm Smash before turning away and then jumps and twists in mid-air, hitting him with the CCS Enzuigiri! Joe gets back and a groggy Van Dam stumbles forward into a STJoe from ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ before he follows it up with a Samoan Elbow! After that flurry of offence, Joe covers again, One! Two! Van Dam gets the shoulder up! Joe cannot believe it and he sits up, looking at RVD with a look of disbelief on his face for several moments before getting up and cornering the referee Earl Hebner, shouting ‘That was three!’ before continuing his verbal tirade on Hebner until RVD struggles to his feet, still very groggy, and Van Dam hits Joe with a Spinning Crescent Kick to the back, causing Joe to fall forward and crush the referee in the corner!

RVD notices what happens and he initially has a look of concern on his face as Hebner sinks down to the mat but he can’t worry for too long because Joe turns around and goes for a big boot but Van Dam ducks it and then jumps up, knocking Joe down with a Thrust Kick to the sternum! RVD then slowly climbs to the top rope, but before he can go for the Five-Star Frog Splash, Desmond Wolfe runs down the ramp with a Steel Chair and climbs onto the ring apron, slamming the Chair into Van Dam’s spine! Rob doesn’t fall off the top rope but he loses his balance and falls to a seated position on the turnbuckle just as Joe gets to his feet. Joe walks towards RVD and lifts him up in position, before hitting Van Dam with the Muscle Buster! Joe covers just as Hebner regains concsiousness and slowly makes the cover: One! Two! Three!

Samoa Joe def. Rob Van Dam at 9:16

“Nation Of Violence” hits and a smirking Samoa Joe slowly gets to his feet, having his hand raised by the groggy referee to heat from the crowd, who are livid that Rob Van Dam was screwed out of the match. The man who cost RVD the match, Desmond Wolfe, watches on from outside the ring with a grin on his face which speaks for itself as Joe walks around the ring with one hand raised in the air, then motioning around his waist that he will become TNA World Heavyweight Champion after winning this tournament to bring Impact to a close.

Mike Tenay: That’s certainly not the way I wanted to see Impact end! Desmond Wolfe cost Rob Van Dam the match and a potential opportunity to earn a shot at AJ Styles’ TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Sacrifice!

Mick Foley: But now that Samoa Joe is through, Mike, I don’t know who will be able to stop him.

Mike Tenay: RVD almost did before Wolfe interfered!

Mick Foley: True, but I think that now Joe has had a wake-up call and ‘The Samoan Submission Machine’ will be on top of his game.

Mike Tenay: Thanks for joining us everybody, and we’ll see you right here next Monday night for another edition of Impact where the #1 Contender’s Tournament will continue! So long!


Quick Results:
#1 Contender’s Tournament: Mr. Anderson def. Jarrett at 7:52
Tara def. Hamada at 5:39
Christopher Daniels def. Jay Lethal at 7:24
Hernandez def. Homicide at 5:41
#1 Contender’s Tournament: Samoa Joe def. Rob Van Dam at 9:16

Current Card for Sacrifice – May 16, 2010
TNA World Heavyweight Championship: AJ Styles © vs. ???
TNA World Tag Team Championships: The Motor City Machine Guns © vs. Beer Money, Inc.
TNA Knockouts Championship: Daffney © vs. Tara

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The essential PPV recap is always the right way to start a show after an important PPV, and there were some pretty huge matches at Lockdown, so all good there.

Starting with Hogan and Bischoff was definitely something I didnít expect, and I will still say until Bischoff shows some personality in this thread, his involvement is a huge fail. Moving back to Thursdays doesnít really bother me, but mentioning that they are doing it to maximise their audience seemed like it didnít fit for me. Itís almost like theyíre admitting the WWE were kicking their ass, and they sure as hell wouldnít do that on television. A tournament to see who faces Styles at Sacrifice should make for some pretty good matches on the next few Impacts, although I really think you need to get Styles in a proper feud with somebody, rather than just having a fresh opponent every month. I know its TNAís style, but a storyline or something around Styles would be nice.

I know he wonít get the win here, but even having Jarrett involved in this championship tournament irritates me, I know I harp on it, but the old guys just shouldnít be so active in this thread. Anyway, the match seemed decent enough, although it sure as hell wouldnít have been a classic, and the ending was alright with Anderson cheating, even if I would have preferred for him to win clean.

A nice win for Tara over Hamada, who I personally think is severely overrated. Tara/Daffney should be alright at Sacrifice, although some more heat definitely needs to be added to the feud.

The Eric Young/Morgan thing was just plain weird, it felt really awkward. Itís rare somebody leaves a faction on good terms, and by trying to do this, I felt like this just wasnít that great of a segment. Also, why would the rest of the World Elite accept Morgan as being in charge, just because some guy who they used to associate with named him leader? I think some closure there would be nice, but I am intrigued to see what happens with Nash next week.

More Jarrett on the show, how great? I didnít like the sound of this, because it makes me think Jarrett is going to feud with Anderson by costing him in the tournament, and if thatís the case, Iíd be pretty annoyed.

Honestly, I think the booking behind Daniels and Kazarian becoming dual X Division Champions was very, very weak. When itís a draw, the champion retains, this is common sense, unless thereís a heel authority figure screwing with things, but thatís not the case here. Daniels promo was okay, really short, nothing spectacular, but Iím interested to see what happens after he has threatened to leave.

The matchup between Daniels and Lethal was definitely better to read than the previous two, but Iíd expect that with the X Division. It was good you have Lethal a bit of time to shine, as I actually donít mind the guy, but Daniels always had to get the win here. The attack afterwards by Kazarian was pretty good booking, with him stealing the belt, creating more bad blood between the co champions.

Sacrifice should be a pretty good event going by what youíve told me.

Beer Money promo was short and sweet, and suited their mood perfectly. at Christy being called a dumb blonde to.

It was a very good match between Hernandez and Homicide, and a good win for Hernandez. The attack from World Elite afterwards is the perfect way for Morgan to make his impact on the group, so I actually like it, and the possible reformation of LAX has me marking the fuck out.

MCMG interview was okay I guess, although no idea why you didnít just have the interview take place tonight.

As usual, The Pope was rather in character here, but thatís to be expected, as he is probably one of the easiest character to write in TNA. As for Rhino, I didnít like him at all throughout this promo. I get that you tried to make him seem intense, but it just seemed like you tried a little too hard. The only bit I liked was the little mention of ECW, and only because it would set up a pretty epic match. Despite the start, Popeís comedy seemed rather forced, so despite not minding the concept of the promo, and Rhino having to prove himself, which should make for some entertaining shit, the promo definitely needed a lot of work.

Not really liking these post match interviews from the PPV, they seem a little like those crappy PPV extras you get on the WWE DVDís. Maybe if you put a little more effort into them Iíd care more. From the sounds of this, Angle/Flair is over though, which is good because it ran its course.

Styles/Hardy is the most generic backstage meeting Iíve read all year, stomach churning stuff, tbh.

Joe/RVD main event was written pretty well, best match of the night for sure. I was expecting RVD to get the win here, so I was very shocked to see Wolfe interfere. Wolfe/Van Dam can be pretty nice do, whilst Joe heading towards the championship is also something I wouldnít mind. Good ending to the show.

Overall, there were things I liked and things I didnít like. I still say you have promise, but at the same time, you make some weird decisions. Your writing is getting better though so keep it up.

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A decent match to start off the night with, although probably not the most exciting choice. The actual match was not as good as I thought itíd be, tbh. Not sure if itís because of my lack of TNA knowledge, but I thought EY would be much more aggressive and competitive. He just kind of looked like a bitch here. With the way that Terry had been booked since Destination X, I was shocked to see him pick up this win somewhat easily. I guess this just means that heís already beat on member of World Elite and heíll continue winning until he faces Morgan. Still, expected a more competitive contest.

Anderson to bloody Sting again tonight, plz.

Sacrifice should be a good show, with a lot of high-profile feuds wrapping up tonight, leaving to door open for some fresh ones.

The main rivalry within the rivalry is between Sabin and Storm, after what James did to him a few week ago, and I really love how you handled their situation. Good back and forth in the opening five minutes and the contest really got interested once Shelley escaped the cage, following the AWESOME spot. It only made sense to have Roode also escape and leave it down to Storm and Sabin. A very fitting ending, with Sabin never allowing himself to be pinned before finally nailing Storm with his own weapon and getting the three. While they may be the new tag team champions, I have no doubt that the MCMG and Beer Money will continue their rivalry following this match.

Desmond and Flair really make a good pairing and I just hope we hear from Team Angle so that they can respond to what Team Flair just said. Iím sure that they wonít be happy after hearing that good interview.

About as good of a Knockouts that I could have expected, tbh. While you kept it short, which was needed, a lot went down and the ending was exciting. Loved how Daffney was targeted all match by both of her opponents, but still she refused to quit. Ending went like expected, with Tara almost winning but then Daffney was able to pin Love and steal the belt! With Love out of the way, I expect Tara and Daffney to fight over the belt for quite some time.

Young quitting World Elite? Guess Big Sexy really does have something to convince himÖ

Always love to see the Xscape matches and this one was no different. Loved that you did a good spot right off the bat, with Red crashing onto everyone. For the most part, the order of eliminations made sense, although I would have liked to see Lethal last a little longer, but thatís a small detail. Ending of the match made sense, with Daniels reign coming to an end in one respect, as he now must share the title with Kaz. Really looking forward to seeing how you settle this, as I see a ton of matches between these two in the future, which is not a bad thing.

Basic hype from the Pope, imo. Retain, plz.

Abyss and Dinero, while they havenít been feuding for very long, prove to have decent chemistry and put on a good match. I liked the constant back and forth, with neither man really getting the advantage for a LONG time, with constant counters and near falls. Some of the match seemed a little unbelievable, such as DíAngelo kicking out of the Black Hole Slam. But thatís minor because it was obvious that Dinero needed to go over in order to keep his good reign as the Global Champion going. Abyss may not be done with the champion, but losing cleanly might make it hard for a rematch to happe. Either way, this was a good little feud to build Dineroís credibility.

Love to see you using Anderson the right way before the match. Anti-Texas comments were hilarious and got him a ton of heat, which is always good. While the feud between these two has been fun, I really always viewed it as a way for you to get Ken to the top of the card. And having as great a match as he did against Sting certainly did the job. Great back and forth in the opening, with Sting coming out strong and then Anderson suddenly throwing him into the cage. The rest of the match flowed really well, with numerous near falls and close calls, the most surprising of which was Sting hitting Ken with his own Mic Check. The ending seemed a little iffy, with Stinger lifting Kenís shoulder up only to lose. But itís a win for Anderson and Iíll take that. Hopefully you keep Sting around to put more guys over Ö and have Anderson go after the big gold belt following this.

Pretty predictable that Beer Money/MCMG II will happen next month. Should be a good Ďun.

Either this match or the World Title match could have been the main event of the show, but Iím glad that you went with this at this position on the card. The heels almost always win the coin toss and that was what led to all the odd-man advantages for Team Flair. Wolfe and Angle starting it off makes sense with all the history weíve seen between them. Nothing really big happens until everyone makes their way to the ring, and then the cage door finally comes down. Only problem I had was that it seemed like there was WAY too much domination by Team Flair, but I guess it goes with the story. The ending of the match was very good; with Team Flair looking like they had the match but that just wasnít meant to happen. RVD hitting the Five-Star off the ladder onto the top of the Cage was pretty sick and a great ending. Also, Angle nailing Flair after the match was good closure for them, as I really hope both men move on. In fact, I see all kinds of feuds coming out of this match, and thatís a good thing. Nicely done.

Good idea to have separate interviews featuring champion and challenger instead of a video package. Interviews were both solid, as this is set to be a good one to end the show.

The main event flowed pretty much as expected and it was every bit as good as we thought it would be. Pretty natural progression as the match went on, with some pretty weak near falls before going into the high-impact moves to get closer. Match really got going after Jeff hit the Whisper in the Wind and from then on it seemed like every move could spell the end. Loved how AJ slowly began to lose his composure as the match went on, and the final hint at the heel turn happened when Styles pulled the referee into the fire and Jeff smashed him against the steel. Jeff not just making the smart decision and dropping out of the ring goes perfectly with his character, as he always goes for the shocking moment instead of the sensible one. Good way to AJ to retain and I was kind of surprised at the handshake after the match, with Styles I guess not a full heel yet. But still, I know itís coming, possibly after a rematch with Jeff.

A very good show, man. Obviously, the Lockdown theme makes the Cage matches seem like they arenít very special, since every match is inside a Cage, but you still did a nice job. A few things I had a problem with but overall I was entertained. Looking forward to reading more of your stuff.


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Gotta say, you work fast. Been having trouble catching up with you. Anyways, good to see a little video package to start the show. More detail would have definitely helped though.

Young and Terry to start? Sounds like a boring match tbh. I would have started off with a bang. The early cage climb from Young is something I actually expected. I knew someone would do it this ppv, and Young is the perfect choice. Low blow came a little early in the match. I was also quite shocked to see Terry get busted open. Blood is significant, and I would save the blood for later, more important matches. Nonetheless, good moment in the match. Second low blow might be too much. Terry wins cleanly, but like Tenay said, I'm anxious to see what's in store for the World Elite after this.

Good moment here with Anderson and the bat. Sacrifice promo wasn't too bad. A little short for my liking though.

The best of five series between these two teams in real life has been quite entertaining. Let's see what you can do with them. Tornado tag style right? Cause I hate the way they do it sometimes, having to tag in and out despite it being a steel cage match. Action is pretty good. The back and forth nature is better for a match like this. Trading hands on the top of the steel cage? Risky. Nice spot there with Sabin nailing Storm in the end. Couldn't believe that Shelley made it to the top in time to stop Roode from leaving. Shelley leaves the ring, which has big ramifications cause Sabin's on his own. And with the fact that pins are still good. It too is risky. Roode's out not too long after. So it's not too bad. Glad to see Sabin hit the crazy crossbody instead of escaping. The beer bottle hits Storm, and MCMG win the match. Awesome sauce. Although Beer Money are the better team promo wise, we should get some great wrestling out of MCMG. Good match here. I think you should have started the show with this one.

Not too long of a promo here, but it was solid nonetheless. I liked Wolfe's rundown, but Wolfe should have said more about Angle tbh. Wolfe made this promo tbh despite having a better promo man (Flair) in the mix as well. Good job. Flair was kinda overshadowed though.

Not a fan of divas or knockout wrestling. Don't know if I told you that before, but I'll deal with this just because I like Tara. Not a long match, which is great for me =P. I'm actually quite surprised that neither Tara nor Angelina won. Don't know too much about Daffney, but I'm sure she isn't a big name so this is a 'shocker' =)

Nash and Young work better together. More chemistry I think. Interesting moment here.

I don't know about the Christopher Daniels promo here. It's a little too short to make a real difference or make an impact. Onto the match though, which should be a good one. The first spot in this one was totally awesome, and was a definite. I expect more spots like this. Moore was eliminated rather quickly. I thought they would last longer than 3 minutes considering a finisher and some scrambles shouldn't do that much damage. Tower of Doom was a good spot too, but again, a little early. Lethal gets knocked out a minute after Moore. A minute? Quite fast tbh. The huge moonsault miss (like Angle's miss during this year's LD) is absolutely crazy. Daniels is gonna feel that one. And who other to miss it on than Kaz. On a separate note, Red is doing 'amazing'. But his streak comes to an end, as expected. Angels Wings + BME might be too much, but later Red anyways. Wow @ the finish. I expect a best of like 21 series between the two. That would be awesome. Great match. It's up there with the tag title match for MOTN. Might give it to this one though.

Once again not a big promo. Kinda gets Dinero over though. This match is kind of an opposites match, much like the opener. The leg-trap crossface isn't that controversial. People should stop thinking that. Even though it didn't finish the match, I think Dinero should have pinned. It's his finisher. It should mean a pin attempt, and also should mean a confident finish. The superplex was a nice spot. Dinero's actually getting in quite a bit of offense, which although doesn't seem likely, is good to me. The cross body into Black Hole Slam was a nice spot. I think Dinero should have won the match via pin after the second finisher. The climb is nice though. Guess you're trying to change up the finishes. Not a bad match. Kinda short. No match has gone really long so far. That's probly due to the big card.

Nice to see a video package for this next one. Kennedy's promo wasn't too bad either. The Texas bit was pretty good. I noticed in most of your matches that you use a lot of slams. Powerslam, side slam, scoop slam, etc. And I just noticed that I didn't do anything but state something you already know. Both being busted open makes sense, and the action in between is pretty damn good. With the baseball bat assault, and the superplex (which has kinda happened a lot tonight), the match is really starting to pick up. 'WHY Ė WONíT Ė YOU Ė KICK Ė OUT?!í doesn't make any sense to me. Wouldn't Kennedy not want him to kick out? Some good action before Sting steals Anderson's move. I've always liked when people steal moves tbh. As long as it's not done too often. Brass knucks backfiring is not a bad spot. Anderson wins, but I felt like it was too quick. Or the time was too quick. Maybe a few more minutes would have been great. Match had some good moments.

If I were Beer Money, I'd invoke the rematch clauses ASAP, but at Sacrifice will do. Should be a good one.

Nice video package. And of course, the advantage goes to the heels. This match should have been the main imo. The Lethal Lockdown cage is different from the regular cage, no? So it would have been better to be last. I'm gonna skim the rest of the show because I'm literally falling asleep, but I still wanna get this done tonight. I don't think the word 'cage' should be capitalized as many times as it was. The finish is an absolutely sick spot. Creative with that one. I don't think the feud between Angle and Flair is over with the clothesline afterwards. If it was over, I think there would be no interaction between the two.

The prematch promos are alright. I don't like the idea of face versus face too much. Match is good with a good mix of aerial and technical moves. The close attempts at each wrestler's finishers is awesome. Get the fans a little more riled up that way. Hurricanrana is a nice spot. Styles pulls the referee in the way? Heel turn? F'n awesome. Styles wins, and I love it just because you did what most bookers won't do, and that's turn Styles heel.

Most of my predictions were wrong I think. But yah, overall, a solid show. There are a bunch of shocking moments, as well as creatively exceptional moments. The promos weren't too great, but it's a ppv, so I'll let it pass. I didn't like how the match order was at the start, but the show picked up afterwards. I'll try and get your Impact as soon as I can btw. I'm overly behind on my feedback =(.

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This night after Lockdown, time to start news stuff...start building toward summer.

Like the idea of moving back to Thursdays...Give them a chance to thrive there. And I'm a big fan of tournaments to crown number one contenders to a title. Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Jarrett is a great choice to kick off the Tournament and as expected Anderson picks up the win.

Like Mick Foley on the announce team...just saying.

Hamada vs. for me...solid knockouts. I like Daffaney as KO champion and i think it good to have Tara and her finish off their feud at Sacrifice.

I'm digging Matt Morgan and Eric Young's chemistry personally. Matt Morgan in charge of the world elite? Hmmmm very interesting

Daniels and Kaz's feud continues. I like the idea of Kaz claiming the belt...can you say Ladder Match???

I love Beer Money as heels and poor Christy as always never gets the fair shake during an interview.

Homicide and hernandez finally takes place on Impact...Hernandez as expected wins pretty easily. Hopefully you move HOmicide into the X Division where he belongs and give Hernandez a decent push. World Elite attack HOMICIDE? Morgan is shaking things up. Oh wait, well if you don't do my suggestion on their singles career I have no problem with LAX reunited...throw Hector Guerrero in there and we are good.

Nice post lockdown interview...The Guns are the tag champions...all is well in TNA

The Pope hits the ring and is always...your writting is dead on. Rhino is many times does the Pope have to Pimp Slap the war machine? LOL. Gimmick match for

Angle is focus...focused Angle = Dangerous Angle

Sweet RVD Joe match here...big suprise with Joe winning the match... Happy to see that. Think Joe gets knocked out next round to set up Joe vs. RVD one on one at the PPV...thats just my guess.

Great Impact man...this is one of the few BTB that is quickly becoming a regular stop for me.

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I suppose Hogan and Bischoff opening the show and quickly getting the announcement of the time-slot move out of the way was the best way to go about the subject. The number one contender tournament is exciting and Jeff Jarrett versus Mr. Anderson as the first match is great and I'm definitely hoping for Anderson to emerge victorious.

I'm very pleased with the outcome of the match - the brass knuckles gaining Anderson some heel heat and also giving him the victory over Jarrett is the right move. It was actually decent a match as we know that TNA is capable of that. I'm unaware as to who else is in the tournament but I'm pretty sure I'll be rooting for the man formerly known as Kennedy to face Styles.

Tara winning is fine, although I don't really care about Knockouts. The rematch clause being cashed was nice too.

Again, something else I was never fond of: World Elite and Eric Young personally. Young leaving and giving the leadership to Matt Morgan I approve of as I don't mind Morgan and this can provide a great opportunity for him.

The brief interaction between Jarrett and Bischoff and Hogan makes me think that Jarrett will seek revenge on Anderson, taking advantage of Bischoff's 'take care of it yourself' comment.

Two men holding one title is always going to be an interesting angle. Daniels claiming he will leave TNA if he is not reinstated as the sole X-Division Champion is interesting as I certainly prefer him as the champion that Kaz. I'm pleased with Lethal approaching the ring without the Macho Man gimmick. I wouldn't mind him sneakily stealing a win here, just to piss Daniels off more and gain himself a valuable victory. Daniels getting the victory was probably what I should have expected anyway. Lethal had a good showing which is good, as I'd like him to have a more serious gimmick in order to allow him a solid position in the mid to upper card.

Beer Money staking their claim for their tag titles is fine, however I'd like MCMG to hold onto them for a while.

I like Homicide a lot and would have liked to have seen him gain the victory but the outcome is perfectly fine. Morgan and The World Elite giving Homicide the boot was a surprise but the bigger surprise was Hernandez making the save. Is there an LAX reunion on the cards?

I absolutely love The Pope and this promo I thought was very good. Pope showed a more serious side and the last line was my favorite of the entire promo. I'd love to see Pope and Rhyno go at it in a no-holds-barred environment. Make Pope a star in this thread.

Completely pointless promo from Styles and Hardy - it was just like you wanted to get their heads on TV for the week.

RVD versus Joe. Joe hasn't done a lot for me in recent times, I've lost my liking for him a little and RVD in TNA is pretty good, just as long as he doesn't .... the main event scene and steal the world title in ridiculous circumstances like he did in reality. The match between the two was good, and for some reason I wouldn't mind RVD winning although Wolfe interfering and sparking a feud between himself and RVD is something I'd probably prefer. Joe going through I'm fine with, but I don't want him to win.

Overall, this was an enjoyable show. I like what you're doing with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling and will continue to review. I'd love for AJ Styles to hold onto the title and eventually have Popechallenge (without the Global Title of course). Keep up the good work.


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Thanks for the reviews everyone, they are all greatly appreciated <3 For the Lockdown feedback, I noticed a lot of people noticed the "Why won't you kick out?" line from Anderson - that was a mistake, as was the two mistakes in the opening commentary. I started writing the PPV a while ago and I decided to make Foley commentator afterwards so I edited it but obviously missed some parts out. For anyone wondering, Sacrifice is going to be in full and I am over halfway there to finishing it. As for the Hardy/Styles segment on the latest show, even though it was short it was very painful for me to write but they're two of the biggest stars in the company, so yeah.

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TNA Monday Night Impact Preview
The Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
April 26, 2010

This Monday, the road to Sacrifice continues with two hours of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, at 8PM ET/7 PM CT only on Spike! Don't forget, on May 20, four days after Sacrifice, Impact moves back to Thursday nights!

Last week, in addition to announcing Impact's return to Thursday nights, Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischof announced a #1 Contender's Tournament to determine who will challenge 'The Phenomenal' AJ Styles for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Sacrifice. Mr. Anderson and Samoa Joe both advanced to the Semi-Finals last week, albeit under questionable circumstances, and this week two more matches will take place to determine who will join them! However, the competitors are anonymous so tune into Impact to be the first to find out!

One half of the TNA World Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machine Guns, Chris Sabin, squares off against one half of the 'Machine Guns' challengers at Sacrifice, Beer Money's Robert Roode! Which competitor can gain some momentum for their team going into the pay per view?

Eric Bischoff has announced that he will address the situation regarding the vacant TNA X Division Championship! With 'The Fallen Angel' Christopher Daniels and Kazarian currently co-Champions after they escaped the Cage and their feet hit the floor at the same time in the XScape Match at Lockdown, what does Bischoff have up his sleeve?

Plus, for one night only the Latin American Exchange reunite to face The British Invasion afte Homicide was kicked out of the World Elite, now led by 'The Blueprint' Matt Morgan. Can Hernandez and Homicide get back to their old ways and pick up a victory? Or can Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams impress their new leader?

Also, the TNA Knockouts Champion Daffney is in action against ODB in her first match since winning the title in the Steel Cage Three-Way Dance at Lockdown! Tara, who announced last week that she is invoking her rematch clause at Sacrifice, will certainly be watching closely.

In addition, we will hear from Mr. Anderson, who last week used brass knuckles to defeat Jeff Jarrett and advance in the #1 Contender's Tournament, and 'The War Machine' Rhino, who last week challenged his old rival, the TNA Global Champion 'The Pope' D'Angelo Dinero to a Falls Count Anywhere Match at Sacrifice only for Dinero to tell Rhino to 'make him a believer'. What lengths will Rhino be willing to go to do that?

Tune into Spike at 8PM ET/7PM CT this Monday night to see all of this and more on TNA Impact!

Confirmed For Impact:
The #1 Contender's Tournament continues
Chris Sabin faces Robert Roode
Eric Bischoff makes an announcement concerning the X Division Championship
The Latin American Exchange face The British Invasion
Daffney faces ODB
We hear from Mr. Anderson and Rhino
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