Here’s Impact in case you missed it:
From The USF Sun Dome on the campus of The University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida:
Hosted by Todd Keneley, “The Professor” Mike Tenay and Taz.
TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray ran down a list of the number of people that TNA Hall of Famer “The Icon” Sting had defeated to earn the title of icon. He also vowed that this Sunday at Slammiversary, Sting will never battle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship again.
1. TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: Team 3D (TNA World Heavyweight Champion Bully Ray and TNA Television Champion Devo)n vs. Joseph Park and TNA Hall of Famer “The Icon” Sting.
THE WINNERS: JOSEPH PARK AND “THE ICON” STING!!!
TNA President Dixie Carter thanked the fans for helping TNA reach its eleventh anniversary, and announced that this Sunday, the second inductee into the TNA Hall of Fame will be revealed. She was interrupted by Aces and Eights members D.O.C., Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff, who were ran out of the ring by Magnus and Samoa Joe. Joe then challenged Bischoff to a match.
2. Garett Bischoff vs. Samoa Joe.
THIS MATCH WAS A NO-CONTEST.
The no-contest ruling happened when D.O.C., Wes Brisco and Garett Bischoff attacked Magnus. Samoa Joe ended the attack by executing a Suicide Dive. He also challenged them to a Six-Man Tag Team Match this Sunday, with the returning Jeff Hardy as the partner of Joe and Magnus!!!
3. AN EIGHT-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: Austin Aries, Bobby Roode and Bad Influence (“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels and Kazarian) vs. The Returning Gunner, “Cowboy” James Storm and TNA World Tag Team Champions Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
THE WINNERS: THE TEAM OF THE RETURNING GUNNER, “COWBOY” JAMES STORM, HERNANDEZ AND CHAVO GUERRERO, JR.!!!
TNA Knockouts Champion Mickie James spoke about the year that she has had with the release of her album “Somebody’s Gonna Pay”, and after two years, becoming Knockouts Champion once again. She thanked the fans for their support, and stated that a few of them doubted her. She asked the former champion Velvet Sky to come to the ring to talk to her, and stated that she would like to face her again. Velvet, who had her left knee bandaged up, demanded a rematch for this Sunday!!! Mickie told her that she won’t get it until her knee is fully healed.
They were both interrupted by Gail Kim, who stated that Mickie’s victory was from that she softened up Velvet, which outraged her. She took down Velvet, and was about to place her in the Figure-Four Leg Lock around the ring post when she was rescued by Taryn Terrell.
4. A MIXED TAG TEAM MATCH: Gail Kim and TNA X Division Champion Kenny King vs. Taryn Terrell and Chris Sabin.
THE REFEREE FOR THIS MATCH: TNA Knockouts Tag Team Champion ODB.
THE WINNERS: TARYN TERRELL AND CHRIS SABIN!!!
5. THE MAIN EVENT: Mr. Anderson vs. “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles.
THE WINNER VIA DISQUALIFICATION: MR. ANDERSON……………..ANDERSON!!!
The disqualification happened when Kurt Angle attacked A.J. Immediately after that, Bully Ray, D.O.C. and the rest of Aces and Eights appeared, and so did Magnus and Samoa Joe. Sting attacked Bully until he was attacked by Devon and 3D’d by both men.
Match #1 and the main event are the highlight matches of the night!!!!!!!!
Sting, Joseph Park, Mr. Anderson and A.J. Styles are the wrestlers of the night!!!!!!!!
The return of TNA President Dixie Carter was the highlight of the night!!!!!!!!
ANALYSIS: This was a strong pre-Slammiversary show.
TNA Impact Wrestling will be broadcasted live next week at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Atlanta, Georgia.