On Thursday, April 19, 2007 at 11:14 PM EST NEWS FROM THURSDAY’S “IMPACT!” ON SPIKE TV
By Bill Banks
Results courtesy of TNAwrestling.com
Below are several major news items from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” broadcast on SpikeTV, including a huge challenge between Sting and Kurt Angle!
JEFF JARRETT SPEAKS OUT ON HIS RETURN
On Thursday’s broadcast, Mike Tenay interviewed Jeff Jarrett regarding his return to TNA Wrestling. The former World Champion spoke out about his time away from the spotlight, including coming to realization that it was time for him to give back to the sport. Jarrett talked about three steps to accomplish that – the first was last Thursday when he returned to join Team Angle. The second step was at Lockdown when he helped Sting. According to Jarrett, Step 3 will surprise a lot of people and will be something he needs to “make right”. What is the third step in Jarrett’s return? Tune in Thursday night to find out!
STING CHALLENGES KURT ANGLE FOR THIS THURSDAY!
During Jarrett’s interview, Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle hit the ring and certainly wasn’t pleased with what he heard. According to Angle, he was the one who brought Jarrett back to TNA and he felt he was the one who deserved the shot at the gold, not Sting. In turn, Sting came out and got in Angle’s face regarding the comments, claiming if it wasn’t for men like he and Jarrett paving the way in the sport, Angle would be a “Gold Medal Gym Teacher”. Sting said there was only one way to settle this – and that was to battle for the first time ever this Thursday night on SpikeTV to determine who gets the World Title shot at May’s Sacrifice!
CHRISTIAN CAGE’S ARMY ANNIHILATES “THE MONSTER” ABYSS
Also on Thursday night, Christian Cage and Abyss challenged Team 3D for the World Tag Team Title, which Brother Ray and Devon won on Sunday night at Lockdown against The LAX. It was ultimately Team 3D earning the win and retaining their gold when they beat Abyss, causing Christian Cage to get in the monster’s face. However, Abyss fired back by assaulting Cage and even his manager James Mitchell! During the melee, the rest of Christian Cage’s army hit the ring and took turns bloodying and brutalizing Abyss with steel chairs and a barbed-wire baseball bat! Abyss was left a bloody mess in the middle of the ring as “iMPACT!” went off the air! What will be the fallout from this horrible attack? Tune in Thursday night on “iMPACT!” for an update on Abyss.
WILL ERIC YOUNG REVEAL HIS “FRIEND” THIS THURSDAY NIGHT?
In addition, Robert Roode went ballistic on Eric Young on Thursday night, demanding to know who Eric’s secret “friend” really is. According to Young, it wasn’t Petey Williams, who Roode beat at Lockdown. As a result, Roode told Young that he has until Thursday’s “iMPACT!’ to reveal the identity of his “friend” or /* he will personally fire the star from TNA Wrestling! Will Young reveal the person’s identity? Tune in and find out!
- Also on "iMPACT!", it was announced that "Cowboy" James Storm will face "Wildcat" Chris Harris in a "Texas Death Match" at the Sacrifice Pay-Per-View event!