iMPACT! Results - 5/17/07 (Angle stripped of World Title, new Tourny)
Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Thursday, May 17, 2007 at 10:46 PM EST
Results courtesy of TNAwrestling.com:
There are several major news items to report from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” on SpikeTV as TNA prepares for the upcoming “Slammiversary” Pay-Per-View event!
KURT ANGLE STRIPPED OF THE TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE – CORNETTE ANNOUNCES KING OF THE MOUNTAIN MATCH
Following last Sunday’s “Sacrifice”, controversy surrounded the TNA World Heavyweight Title, as Kurt Angle, Christian Cage and Sting all claimed they should rightfully be champion. As a result of what took place at the Pay-Per-View, Jim Cornette stripped Kurt Angle of the TNA World Title and announced that a new champion would be crowned in the King of The Mountain Match at Slammiversary! The first qualifying bout took place on Thursday night, with Angle beating “The War Machine” Rhino to advance to the Pay-Per-View bout!
WHAT IS THE LINK BETWEEN STING AND THE FALLEN ANGEL?
Also on Thursday night, “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels defeated Raven in a “First Blood” match, but things got strange after the bout when Daniels approached Sting backstage and began speaking to the icon. Daniels told Sting “I’m committed to the path – just like you told me” and that Daniels had taken to heart the advice Sting had apparently given him. A confused Sting told Daniels his recent actions are not what he intended by his words. What is the link between Sting and The Fallen Angel? Hopefully we’ll find out more to this intriguing story.
WHO IS MANAGER JAMES MITCHELL’S NEW “CREATURE”?
Does maniacal manager James Mitchell have a new prospect to manage in TNA? According to an interview with Mitchell that aired on Thursday night, he is set to unveil a new “creature” in Total Nonstop Action that will be a force unlike the promotion has ever seen! Now that Mitchell has cut ties with Abyss, when will we see this new force under the guidance of the evil manager? Tune into “iMPACT!” to find out!
OTHER NEWS ITEMS FROM THURSDAY’S “IMPACT!” -
- Robert Roode has sued Eric Young for everything he’s worth! On Thursday’s “IMPACT!”, Roode served Young with legal papers saying that although he can’t fire him, he will take every cent he owns.
- X Champion Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley defeated the team of Jerry Lynn and Tiger Mask. After the bout, Sabin and Shelley continued their attack, which brought our Mr. Backlund and “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal to help Lynn and Tiger Mask.
- During a backstage interview, Sonjay Dutt personally apologized to Kevin Nash for attacking him at the Sacrifice Pay-Per-View. Nash accepted the apology, but said he wouldn’t be as forgiving if anything happened in the future.