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iMPACT! Results - 7/5/07 (3D retain TNA Tag Titles, Victory Road PPV)

Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 10:37 PM EST

Results courtesy of TNAwrestling.com

There are several major news items from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” on SpikeTV as TNA Wrestling heads towards the July 15 “Victory Road” Pay-Per-View event!

ABYSS TO SPEAK FOR THE FIRST TIME ON THURSDAY NIGHT
The icon Sting promised a surprise on Thursday’s broadcast and he delivered in a big way! According to Sting, Abyss will speak for the first time this Thursday night on “iMPACT!” on SpikeTV. In the five years that Abyss has been a part of TNA, he has never communicated with anyone except former manager James Mitchell. However, Sting’s mission to reform Abyss continues this Thursday night. What will Abyss say with his first words to the wrestling world? Tune in and find out!

THE MATCH OF CHAMPIONS IS SET – TEAM 3D SUCCESSFULLY DEFEND THE TNA WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE
Also on Thursday’s “iMPACT!”, TNA World Tag Team Champions Team 3D successful defended the gold against the Latin American Xchange and AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels in a three-way bout. As a result, Team 3D advances to the “Match Of Champions” at Victory Road against Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe. That night, every TNA title will be on the line in one match!

THE ULTIMATE X MATCH TO RETURN AT VICTORY ROAD
In addition, it was also announced on Thursday’s broadcast that the daredevil Ultimate X Match will make its return on July 15 at “Victory Road”. More details will be announced Thursday night on “iMPACT!”. The lineup for the Pay-Per-View thus far is as follows:

Match Of Champions: Kurt Angle/Samoa Joe vs. Team 3D
The Ultimate X Match
“The Instant Classic” Christian Cage vs. “Wildcat” Chris Harris
Plus, more matches will be announced Thursday night on SpikeTV!

OTHER NEWS FROM THURSDAY’S “iMPACT!” BROADCAST:

- Two new matches have been made official for “Victory Road”, as it will be “The Instant Classic” Christian Cage taking on “Wildcat” Chris Harris. Harris cost Cage his chance at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at Slammiversary and “The Instant Classic” has been bashing “The Wildcat” since that night. In addition, "The War Machine" Rhino will clash with "Cowboy" James Storm! Watch the videos below for more info on these matches...

- TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle held his own appreciation night on “iMPACT!”, but the proceedings were interrupted by Team 3D. However, before Brother Ray and Devon could put Angle through a table, Samoa Joe came out to save his longtime nemesis. After Joe turned back 3D, Angle took the opportunity to put Joe through the table with an Olympic Slam!

- Gail Kim won a three-way match over Jackie Moore and Ms. Brooks when she pinned Moore. After the bout, Moore and Brooks double-teamed Gail, but Eric Young came out to help his friend. In turn, Robert Roode hit the ring to attack Young!