Reported by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
On Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 11:29 PM EST
Results courtesy of TNAwrestling.com
There are several major news items to report from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” on SpikeTV as TNA Wrestling counts down the hours until Sunday’s huge “Sacrifice” Pay-Per-View epic event!
- On the broadcast, TNA Management Director Jim Cornette began the drawings to pair up the “Egotistical 8” for this Sunday’s Deuces Wild Tournament. Sting was up first and he drew “Cowboy” James Storm as his partner. Storm objected and got into a brawl with the icon, leading to a No Disqualification match later on between the two, which Sting won.
- The second “Egotistical 8” pairing on the broadcast saw Matt Morgan and Kip James named partners for the Pay-Per-View. Morgan and James ended up getting in a war of words and later had a match of their own to hopefully settle their differences before Sunday night. Morgan won the bout with his big boot finisher on Kip James.
- The remaining stars in the Egotistical 8 (BG James, Booker T, Awesome Kong and Robert Roode) will be paired up this Sunday on Pay-Per-View prior to the tournament kicking off. The tournament will also feature the teams of The Latin American Xchange, Christian Cage & Rhino, Team 3D and AJ Styles & Super Eric all fighting to become the new TNA World Tag Team Champions.
- Kurt Angle and Scott Steiner promised to put aside their differences for one match as they faced TNA World Heavyweight Champion Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash in the main event. After Steiner smashed Nash with his steel pipe, Angle hit the Olympic Slam on “Big Sexy” for the win. However, after the win Angle and Steiner went after each other! This Sunday at Sacrifice, Joe will defend the World Title against Angle and Steiner in a three-way match.
- Also on the broadcast, Cornette set up an immunity match between the TNA Knockouts involved in this Sunday’s makeover match. Gail Kim won the bout, gaining immunity from having her head shaved if she were to lose the bout this Sunday on Pay-Per-View.
- A brawl erupted on the broadcast between Team 3D and Christian Cage and Rhino as both tandems fought throughout the arena in a preview of Sundays Deuces Wild Tournament. However, LAX got involved in the fight and ended up taking down both teams!
- Jimmy Rave of the Rock N’ Rave Infection won an X Division match, besting X Champion “Maple Leaf Muscle” Petey Williams, Consequences Creed, Johnny Devine, Shark Boy and Curry Man. Rave won the match thanks to outside interference from his tag team partner Lance Hoyt.