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iMPACT! Results - 2/15/07 (Samoa Joe becomes #1 contender - more)

Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Thursday, February 15, 2007 at 11:54 PM EST

Result recap courtesy of TNAwrestling.com:

There are several major news items to report from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” broadcast on SpikeTV as TNA Wrestling heads towards the March 11 “Destination X” Pay-Per-View!

SPIKE TV AND SOPRANOS STAR STEVE SCHIRRIPA TO JOIN TEAM 3D IN NEXT WEEK’S “NYC BELTING POT MATCH” VS. THE LAX
Also on Thursday’s broadcast, Team 3D – along with SpikeTV and Sopranos star Steve Schirippa – challenged NWA World Tag Team Champions The Latin American Xchange to a “NYC Belting Pot Match” on next Thursday’s broadcast! Schirripa will be there with Team 3D as they attempt to exact revenge on Konnan, Homicide and Hernandez!

SAMOA JOE WINS THE GAUNTLET – TO GET WORLD TITLE SHOT AGAINST CHRISTIAN CAGE AT “DESTINATION X”
On Thursday’s broadcast, a Gauntlet Match featuring the top stars of TNA was held to determine the number-one contender to the NWA World Heavyweight Title. It came down to Samoa Joe and Tomko, with “The Samoan Submission Machine” getting the win and the shot at the gold against Christian Cage at the March 11 “Destination X” Pay-Per-View event!

SCOTT STEINER SPEAKS OUT ON KURT ANGLE – BRAWL ERUPTS!
“Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner spoke out on Thursday’s “iMPACT!” about Kurt Angle, claiming the Olympic gold medalist took his spot in TNA Wrestling. After Steiner delivered some harsh words about Angle’s wife, the Olympian hit the ring and went face-to-face with his nemesis. The two TNA stars eventually erupted into a brawl, with Christian Cage and Tomko hitting the ring to help in the attack on Angle. The rest of the TNA locker room quickly emptied to separate both sides!

OTHER NEWS ITEMS FROM THURSDAY’S BROADCAST:

- Eric Young had his first night as an employee of Robert Roode Inc, as Young was ordered by Roode to assist him in the Gauntlet Match. However, Eric was hesitant in helping Roode during the bout, a decision that further angered his employer!

- Thursday’s broadcast also saw the return of “Wildcat” Chris Harris, who once again went after former tag team partner James Storm during the Gail Kim vs. Jackie Moore arm-wrestling match!