On Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 11:15 PM EST Results 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 Sunday, April 13 “Lockdown” Pay-Per-View event:
- On the broadcast, TNA Management Director Jim Cornette announced the two big main events for the upcoming “Lockdown” Pay-Per-View. The first will be longtime rivals Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, with both superstars locked inside the Six Sides Of Steel cage match. The second will be the annual “Lethal Lockdown” battle, with two teams captained by former friends “The Instant Classic” Christian Cage and Tomko. Cornette told both Cage and Tomko they have until March 27 to submit their teams to Cornette.
- The program also saw Karen Angle return to “iMPACT!” to make a blockbuster announcement – and she made good on that promise by demanding a separation from her husband Kurt Angle. However, Kurt was ecstatic with the news – telling Karen it was a great idea and that it would give him the opportunity to properly train for Samoa Joe without any of her distractions. Obviously, that wasn’t the response Karen was looking for from her perhaps soon to be former husband!
- The main event of the broadcast saw Christian Cage team up with Kevin Nash to face TNA World Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Tomko. However, Team 3D got involved in the bout and helped AJ and Tomko obliterate Nash and Cage. As 3D exited the ring, they got into a brawl with Survivor: Micronesia star Joel Anderson.
- Lockdown will also feature the annual “X Division Xscape Match” for the X Division Championship. The first of several qualifying bouts was held on “iMPACT!”, with Curry Man beating “Maple Leaf Muscle” Petey Williams to gain entry. Following the bout, Scott Steiner and Rhaka Khan handcuffed Williams and put a sack over his head before taking him to the back – no doubt part of this mystery “initiation” Steiner keeps referring to.
- In tag team action, Black Reign and Rellik defeated The Motor City Machineguns. Following the bout, Black Reign called out Eric Young – but it was his alter-ego Super Eric that hit the ring and disposed of the two monsters.
- The Rock N’ Raven Infection and Christy Hemme beat The LAX and Salinas in a mixed match after Hemme hit Salinas with a guitar and pinned her.
- Footage also aired of X Division Champion “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal on his date with SoCal Val.
- Gail Kim defeated Velvet Sky in singles action. Following the bout, Velvet and her partner Angelina Love attacked Gail – until TNA Women’s Champion Awesome Kong came out to inflict damage of her own! Kong put the beatdown on Gail until ODB hit the ring to chase her off.