Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Thursday, May 31, 2007 at 11:10 PM EST
Results courtesy of TNAwrestling.com
There are several major news items to report on from Thursday’s “iMPACT!" broadcast on SpikeTV as TNA Wrestling heads towards the “Slammiversary" Pay-Per-View on Sunday, June 17!
AJ STYLES ADVANCES TO THE KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
On “iMPACT!", it was originally scheduled to be Jeff Jarrett vs. AJ Styles in the King of the Mountain qualifier, however due to personal reasons Jarrett bowed out of the match. As a result, Cornette ordered it to be Styles vs. Tomko in the main event. After interference by Christian Cage that cost Tomko the bout, AJ won and advanced to the Pay-Per-View main event. Obviously, Tomko was livid about the outcome but was unable to track down Cage after the match. Is this the end of the friendship between Cage and Tomko?
NEW MATCHES ANNOUNCED FOR SLAMMIVERSARY
Also on Thursday night, TNA management director Jim Cornette made official two new matches for Slammiversary! First, it will be Eric Young vs. Robert Roode – if Eric wins, he’s free of Robert Roode, Inc. If he loses, he’s back to being Roode’s personal servant. The second bout added is former World Champion Mr. Backlund making his in-ring return to take on Alex Shelley! Other matches announced so far for Slammiversary include the King Of The Mountain Match, Team 3D vs. The Steiner Brothers for the TNA World Tag Team Titles as well as the X Division Championship match with Chris Sabin vs. “Black Machismo" Jay Lethal.
OTHER NEWS FROM THURSDAY’S “iMPACT!":
- Also on Thursday, “The War Machine" Rhino was slated to take on “The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels, but the icon Sting attacked Daniels before the bout as payback for costing him his chance in the King Of The Mountain match. After the brawl was broken up, The Latin American Xchange’s Homicide answered Rhino’s challenge for a match. However, the bout saw LAX leader Konnan and Hector Guerrero reignite their ongoing feud!
- According to Sonjay Dutt, he will introduce Kevin Nash and “Black Machismo" Jay Lethal to the “new" Sonjay Dutt this Thursday on “iMPACT!". What does Sonjay have planned for his new persona?
- According to Jim Cornette, two former champions will collide Thursday night in the next King Of The Mountain qualifying match!