Impact Results - 3/27/08 (First 'live' broadcast, Sting returns & more)
Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 11:16 PM EST
Results courtesy of TNAwrestling.com
There are several major news items to report from Thursday’s historic live “iMPACT!” broadcast on SpikeTV. Check back in the coming days for YouTube videos from the event!
- The big news from the event is that Sting made his return to TNA and is part of Team Cage for the huge Lockdown Pay-Per-View on Sunday, April 13!
- During Kurt Angle’s match against AJ Styles and Tomko, Team Cage came out to attack the TNA World Heavyweight Champion. However, Team 3D hit the ring to even the odds, leading to a brawl between the Lethal Lockdown teams – at which point Sting made his return, making the challenge for a big 8-man main event later on with Sting, Christian Cage, Kevin Nash and Rhino vs. AJ Styles, Tomko and Team 3D.
- Sting ended up winning the main event for his team, but “Cowboy” James Storm attacked the icon before the broadcast ended – smashing a beer bottle over Sting’s head to ruin the victory celebration!
- Samoa Joe was interviewed during the show, as he was on location from his training facility in California as he prepares for his upcoming World Title shot against Angle at Lockdown.
- Karen Angle also took part in a sitdown interview with Mike Tenay, as she commented on her relationship with her “co-husbands” Kurt Angle and AJ Styles. Karen talked about moving out of the house from her husband and that she had finally met someone who cared about her – unlike her husband!
- Booker T won a “First Blood” match over Robert Roode, finally busting his head open on the outside of the ring to win the bout.
- TNA Women’s Champion Awesome Kong defeated ODB to retain her title – thanks to all of our fans that took part in the interactive votes!
- Johnny Devine beat Alex Shelley of the Motor City Machineguns in a qualifying match for the Xscape Match at Lockdown. Devine used the “Paparazzi Cam” as a weapon to get the win.
- More footage aired on the broadcast of “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal and SoCal Val on their date, which was again interrupted by “The Guru” Sonjay Dutt! Lethal took Val to work out with him, but Dutt once again showed up!
- In addition, the latest “Rough Cut” segment aired, with BG and Kip James commenting on their upcoming Lockdown match.