May 20, 2010 - by Steve Gerweck
Sunday, May 11th in Orlando, FL
- The “Cross the Line” TNA promo hit.
- A video package runs focusing on the importance of the TNA World Heavyweight Title with comments from Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle and Scott Steiner.
- We then go backstage from earlier today when Kurt Angle arrived. Jeremy Borash approaches a limo and Angle gets out. Angle said he was informed by his doctor that he couldn’t wrestle tonight. He said as much as it pains him, he can’t compete tonight for the TNA Title and that he isn’t young anymore. Angle talked about winning the Gold Medal with a broken neck, competing at WrestleMania with a broken neck and even later winning the World Title later on with a broken neck. He said he can’t afford to risk his health tonight and that is the deal.
- Footage of Scott Steiner arriving is then shown. Lauren informs Steiner that Kurt Angle can’t compete tonight. Steiner said it was the first time he heard about it and thinks it is better this way since he was originally supposed to face Samoa Joe one-on-one. Rick Steiner gets out of the limo and Steiner said Joe doesn’t stand a chance against him. Kevin Nash then gets out the other side of the limo and Lauren goes, “Kevin Nash?”
- We then see footage of TNA World Champion Samoa Joe arriving in his limo. Joe said it was unfortunate that Kurt Angle is injured and can’t compete tonight. Borash then asks him what he thinks about Kevin Nash arriving with Scott Steiner tonight. Joe has a confused look on his face and then walks off angry.
- A graphic opening hits welcoming us to Sacrifice. We then go live to the Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida where a series of pyro goes off.
- Mike Tenay and Don West mention that Kurt Angle will not compete in tonight’s main event due to a neck injury.
- Out first is Team 3D for the first Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament match.
Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament – Quarterfinal Match #1
Sting & James Storm vs. Team 3D
The bell rings and we start with James Storm and Brother Devon. Both lock up, Storm goes behind Devon and slaps him on the back of the head. Devon fires back with some big rights. Storm comes back with some rights of his own. Devon with a flying shoulder block off the ropes. Devon hits a charge on Storm followed by a big scoop slam. Devon drops an elbow, cover, but only a two count. Tag to Brother Ray and Ray nails Storm in the gut with a big punch. Ray with a big suplex on Storm, cover, but only a two count. Ray with a big shouler block on Storm and a quick cheap shot on Sting. Ray with a big chest chop on Storm. Jacqueline hits the ring, gets in Ray’s first, he tells her to look, she turns and does and Ray smacks her on the ass. Sting gets the tag, who didn’t seem to trust Storm still. Ray and Sting lock up, Ray with a headlock and shoulder block off the ropes. Sting with a hip toss and big scoop slam on Ray. Big clothesline by Sting and Ray rolls out to slow things down. Ray teases to lock up with Sting again, but he quickly tags in Devon. Devon with a headlock on Sting. Sting with a shoulder block on Devon. Storm gets in the ring yelling instructions to Sting allowing Ray to jump in and take out Sting. 3D both double-team Sting in the corner and Devon begins to choke Sting on the mat.
Devon with a series of elbow drops over Sting and then a big stomp over the chest. Devon with a snapmare into a headlock. They show a shot of Storm sitting on the ring apron and drinking some beer while Devon has a headlock still applied on Sting. Sting fights back with some elbows on Devon, but Devon rakes the eyes and gets a scoop slam. Devon off the top rope with a flying headbutt, cover, but only a two count. Devon with another headbutt attempt, but Sting rolls out of the way. Sting with some right hands on Devon and a Stinger Splash in the corner. Sting launches Ray into Devon, but misses a Stinger Splash. Ray with a scoop slam, Devon goes up to the top rope and connects with the headbutt to the groin. Devon leaves the ring and pulls a table out. 3D sets up the table, but Sting takes them both out with a double-clothesline. Storm talks trash behind 3D as they look at Sting. 3D then shrugs their shoulders and walk away. Sting then grabs Storm, throws him off the top rope and right through the table! Devon covers Storm and gets the pinfall.
Winners & advancing in the Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament: Team 3D
- Backstage, Lauren is with Frank Trigg. Trigg talks about Kurt Angle suffering an injury competing overseas and how this is a reoccuring injury. He said he is worried because Angle has fought through things like this. Trigg talked about working with Angle and doing some drills and how Angle just didn’t feel right. He said Angle just can’t do it tonight because his neck is so bad. Lauren asks his take on Samoa Joe vs. Scott Steiner. Trigg said Joe looked so quick at Lockdown, while Steiner has a really respected background in wrestling. His pick tonight is Samoa Joe and doesn’t think Steiner can keep up with him.
Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament – Quarterfinal Match #2
Robert Roode & Booker T vs. Christian Cage & Rhino
Before the match started, Booker T and Robert Roode shoved each other a few times and started to argue at ringside during Rhino and Cage’s entrances. The bell rang and Roode and Booker were able to calm down. We start with Robert Roode and Rhino. Rhino with a big shoulder block and clothesline on Roode. Rhino nails Roode face first off the corner and gets in a few rights. Christian Cage gets the tag. Cage and Rhino give Roode a double-hip toss, Cage covers, but only gets a two count. Roode with a big chop on Cage, but Cage levels Roode with a big elbow. Cage with a spinning elbow off the corner on Roode. Cage with another elbow to Roode, Cage goes up to the top, but Roode gets in a rake to the eyes and launches Cage off the top. Roode teases that he would tag in Booker, but throws Cage to the corner and gets in a few boots to the chest. Cage with some chops, Roode with a rake to the eyes and then clothesline in the corner. Booker claps for Roode’s offense and wants a tag. Roode just stares at him and refuses. Cage fights back with some right hands, but Roode takes out Cage with a huge spinebuster. Roode covers, but only gets a two count. Roode then keeps the action on the ground applying a headlock on Cage.
Roode with some rights on Cage. Cage fights back with some boots in the corner. Cage is up on the top and takes out Roode with a big tornado DDT! Booker tags himself in when Roode crawls to the corner. Booker with some big chest chops and right hands on Cage in the corner. Booker with a big high back body drop on Cage. Booker with a kick to the gut, attempts an Axe Kick, Cage moves and drops Booker in an inverted DDT. Rhino gets the tag and he levels Booker. Rhino with a charge in the corner on Booker. Booker comes back with a spinning back kick on Rhino. Roode tags himself in when Booker comes off the ropes. Roode yells at Booker that he will take care of this. Rhino clotheslines Booker out of the ring. Roode with a knee to the head on Rhino, kick to the gut, attempts the Payoff, but Rhino levels him with a Gore! Rhino hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winners & advancing in the Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament: Christian Cage & Rhino
After the match, Booker T returns to the ring and shakes the hands of Christian Cage and Rhino. Booker raises their hands and claps for them as the fans in Orlando cheer. Booker T then leaves the ring, grabs a steel chair, returns to the ring and takes out both Cage and Rhino with a steel chair! TNA referees hit the ring and tell Booker to drop the chair and leave. Booker drops the chair and the fans begin to boo. Tenay says Booker T has snapped. Booker exits up the heel ramp making the turn official.
- Backstage, Kevin Nash tells Scott Steiner to speak english so he understands. Hayo! Steiner said they are two peas in a pod. He asks for his help tonight. Nash said Samoa Joe has been his meal ticket for the last few months. Steiner begs for him just to think about it. Nash agrees and says he will think about it. Nash and Steiner shake hands.
Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament – Quarterfinal Match #3
Kip James & Matt Morgan vs. LAX w/ Hector Guerrero
The bell rings and we start with Kip James and Homicide. Kip jokes with Homicide about his height. Kip throws Homicide up on the top rope and Homicide levels him with a dropkick. Hernandez then leaps over the top rope and takes out Kip with a shoulder block. Kip bials to the outside and Homicide does a suicide dive through the ropes to take him out. Matt Morgan checks on Kip and the referee prevents Hernandez from jumping over the top rope onto them. Morgan throws Homicide back in the ring and gets the tag. Morgan is up on the top rope, walks the ropes and drops an elbow over Homicide’s arm. Kip gets the tag and works on Homicide in the corner. Kip misses a charge in the corner and Hernandez gets the tag. Hernandez takes out Kip with a big splash in the corner, wraps his shirt around the neck of Kip and launches him to the opposite corner with force. Morgan gets the tag and he goes after Hernandez. Hernandez hits two shoulder blocks on Morgan and Morgan won’t go down. He finally takes down Morgan with a flying shoulder block, but Kip takes him out. Morgan goes for a big boot, but takes out Kip instead. Hernandez with a big boot of his own on Kip, covers and gets the pinfall.
Winners & advancing in the Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament: LAX
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with AJ Styles. Borash talks about Styles teaming with Super Eric to face BG James and Awesome Kong. Styles doesn’t know how you can prepare for someone like Awesome Kong since she is a lady…he thinks. Kurt Angle then walks up and pushes AJ away asking if he is seeing Karen. Styles said he isn’t going to answer that question and tells him to take care of that neck.
Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament – Quarterfinal Match #4
AJ Styles & Super Eric vs. BG James & TNA Women’s Champion Awesome Kong
The bell rings and we start with BG James and Super Eric. BG takes out Super Eric with a few right hands and a shot in the corner. Super Eric fires back with a quick dropkick. AJ Styles tags himself in and levels BG with a huge dropkick as well. Awesome Kong then gets the tag and Styles doesn’t know how to handle it. Styles and Kong lock up and Styles pushes her to the corner. Kong slaps Styles away. Styles with a quick rollup on Kong. Styles gets another rollup on Kong and another two count. Kong with a spinning back fist on Styles and Styles stays on his feet. Styles pushes her down and then Kong grabs him with a crotch claw as Tenay called it. BG gets the tag and low blows Styles. BG with a big right hand on Styles. BG with a bear hut on Styles. Styles fights out of it, but BG levels Styles with a big boot. Kong gets the tag, has Styles up in a powerbomb, but Styles flips down to avoid it. Kong then falls down on Styles’ chest, gets a pinfall, but Styles kicks out and throws her away. BG gets the tag and quickly covers Styles again, but only gets a two count.
BG applies a headlock, but Styles fights out of it. BG sets up Styles for a series of rights, but Styles hits the Pele Kick out of no where! Super Eric gets the tag and takes out BG with a few clotheslines. Super Eric with a big right, goes up to the top rope and barely connects with a modified swanton bomb. Kong comes in and Super Eric gives her a scoop slam over BG! Super Eric then does a suicide dive through the ropes to take out Kong. Styles attempts a springboard Corkscrew from the top rope, but Styles catches the ropes and hits his face pretty hard botching the finish. BG picks up Styles, but Styles gets in a small package and gets the pinfall.
Winners & advancing in the Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament: AJ Styles & Super Eric
- Advancing in the Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament: Team 3D will take on Christian Cage & Rhino and LAX will take on AJ Styles & Super Eric.
- Mike Tenay and Don West look at the rest of tonight’s card as the TNA crew begins to set up the TerrorDome. Tenay mentions an announcement will be made about tonight’s scheduled main event between Samoa Joe and Scott Steiner for the TNA World Title.
- Backstage, Lauren is with Rick Steiner. Rick said he is here tonight to show support for his brother since this is one of the biggest matches of his career. Lauren says every time The Steiner Brothers get together they start trouble. Rick said trouble? He said he is here to get some sun and support his brother. He finishes off the interview barking.
- A video package airs looking at the debut of the TerrorDome tonight.
TerrorDome Match – #1 Contendership for the TNA X Division Title
Curry Man vs. Sonjay Dutt vs. Consequences Creed vs. Shark Boy vs. Jimmy Rave vs. Kaz vs. Alex Shelley vs. Chris Sabin vs. Johnny Devine vs. “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal
The way to win this match is to be the first to exit the top of the TerrorDome. Before the match started, Jim Cornette appeared at the top of the ramp with a mic in hand. Cornette said not only does the winner get a shot at the X Division Title, but the winner will take Kurt Angle’s place later tonight in the main event featuring Samoa Joe and Scott Steiner for the TNA World Title!
The top of the TerrorDome is raised over the cage sides and the bell rings. Everyone begins climbing up the structure on the sides to try and climb out. Curry Man takes out Jimmy Rave with a jawbreaker and big right hand. Referee Rudy Charles is all the way at the top of the cage near the opening. Lots of action and brawling going on in the ring. Kaz with a modified piledriver on Devine. Shark Boy then takes out Kaz and kicks him in the corner. Shelley and Sabin double-team Shark Boy. Sonjay Dutt then takes out Shelley. Shelley fires back dropping Dutt on his face. Lethal goes for the Lethal Combination on Shelley, but Sabin breaks it up and The Machineguns double-team Lethal. Consequences Creed is up top hanging by his legs. Kaz tries to pull him down, but Kaz takes out Lethal with a leg drop. Creed jumps down and takes out Kaz. Machineguns with a double-kick on Curry Man. Tons of fast action with The Machinguns, Lethal and Dutt. Kaz goes up to the top rope and he is followed up with Rave and Creed. Devine is up and hits a huracanranna on Kaz bringing everyone down in a big tower of doom!
Dutt with a huge flipping inverted DDT on Curry Man. Rave nails Lethal off the side of the steel. Rave with a flipping takedown on Lethal. Dutt is up on the top rope by himself as everyone continues brawling. Curry Man comes up top with Dutt. Dutt lands a few shots on Curry Man. Creed with a huge DDT on Rave. Shelley with a big flipping inverted DDT on Creed. Shark Boy with a Stunner on Shelley. Sabin leaps up and goes after Shark Boy. Shark Boy with a Stunner off the top on Sabin. Kaz then takes out Shark Boy with a facebuster. Huge spot saw Curry Man throw Dutt off the side of the Dome and Dutt took out everyone in the ring! Rave with a big clothesline takedown on Curry Man. Rave begins climbing up the Dome. Curry Man comes up with Rave and hits the Spice Rack off the side of the Dome into the ring! Kaz comes up with Curry Man, but Curry Man knocks him down. Kaz jumps right back up and hits a reverse Flux Capacitor! Kaz is back up, but Devine is close by. Devine with a modified backcracker on Kaz and then the Devine Intervention on Creed.
Devine climbs up the Dome and gets close to the opening. Kaz gets a hold of him and Devine falls from the top taking everyone out! Kaz is still up, begins climbing towards the opening, a few jump up trying to get him, but they can’t and Kaz gets out of the top.
Winner, #1 Contender for the TNA X Division Title & advancing to tonight’s Main Event: Kaz
After the match, Kaz stands up on top of the TerrorDome and celebrates. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Kaz is climbing down the TerrorDome along with referee Rudy Charles.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with TNA World Champion Samoa Joe. Borash wants Joe’s thoughts on Kaz just winning to advance to the main event tonight. Joe said Kaz is a great competitor and deserves his spot tonight. Borash said he didn’t want to stir things up and wants his thoughts on Kevin Nash. Joe goes off on Borash and said that is all he does is stir things up. He said he hasn’t seen Kevin Nash all night and says if he crosses his path he will regret it.
- Mike Tenay and Don West talk about tonight’s new main event featuring Samoa Joe vs. Scott Steiner vs. Kaz for the TNA World Title. West talks about the distraction Kevin Nash has caused tonight by arriving with Scott Steiner and speaking backstage about it.
Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament – Semifinal Match #1
Team 3D vs. Christian Cage & Rhino
The bell rings and we start with Christian Cage and Brother Ray. Brother Devon hits the ring and takes out Cage with a cheap shot. Ray jumps right in and begins choking Cage against the ropes. Devon gets the tag and he lands a few elbows to the back of Cage’s head. Cage fights back with a few boots, but Devon rakes the eyes and drops more elbows to the back of the head. Ray wraps his legs around the neck of Cage and starts choking him as Devon distracts the referee. Devon misses a charge in the corner and Cage fires back with some big chops. Rhino gets the tag and they take Devon out with big elbows. Rhino with a big takedown on Devon, cover, but only a two count. Ray grabs the hair of Rhino and powers him back down on the mat as the fans boo. Ray gets the tag, works on Rhino and then another quick tag back to Devon. Devon with a takedown on Rhino, but Rhino fights back with a big spinebuster! Cage with the tag and he takes out Devon with some big chops. Cage with a high back body drop on Devon and knocks Ray off the ring apron.
Cage goes up on the top rope, jumps high in the air and takes out both Ray and Devon with a huge cross-body! Cage throws Devon back in the ring, covers, but only gets a two count. Ray trips up Cage from the outside, pulls him out and sends him right into the steel steps. Ray puts the steel steps on its side and sends Cage into them once again. Ray rolls Cage back in the ring, Devon covers, but Cage gets a shoulder up. Devon applies a neck vice on Cage. Ray with a tag, but Cage gets in some quick chops. Ray with a huge high back body drop on Cage! Cage got some major air with that one. Ray goes up top, but Cage stands up, low blow shot and huracanranna off the top rope on Ray! Cage covers, but only gets a two count. Rhino and Devon get the tags. Rhino with two clotheslines on Devon, charge in the corner and belly-to-belly suplex. Ray breaks up the pinfall attempt and then knocks Cage off the ring apon. Ray with a scoop slam on Rhino, Devon goes up top, but Cage shoves Devon off.
Cage hits Ray and Rhino with a spinebuster on Ray. Rhino with a flying clothesline off the top on Devon. Johnny Devine appears at ringside with a kendo stick. In the ring, 3D takes out Cage with a modified 3D Drop. Rhino with a double clothesline on Ray and Devon. Devine hands the kendo stick to Ray, while in the ring Rhino takes out Devon with a powerslam. Rhino with a Gore on Devon, cover, but Devine distracts the referee. This allows Ray to level Rhino with the kendo stick, Devon covers and gets the pinfall.
Winners & advancing in the Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament: Team 3D
After the match, Brother Ray grabs the TNA World Tag Team Titles and said they mine as well give them to Team 3D right now as they celebrate.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Kevin Nash. Borash said Samoa Joe wasn’t happy hearing Kevin arrived to the arena with Scott Steiner. Nash didn’t think it was a big deal. Borash said Joe choked him out and said he would do the same if Nash crossed his path. Nash said why don’t we go cross Joe’s path right now to see if he does choke him out.
Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament – Semifinal Match #2
AJ Styles & Super Eric vs. LAX w/ Hector Guerrero
The bell rings and we start with AJ Styles and Homicide. Few takedowns between the two. Quick hip tosses by both as well. They hit a double cross-body on each other, roll away and tag in their partners Super Eric and Hernandez. Super Eric and Hernandez lock up, Super Eric gets a headlock, attempts a shoulder block, Hernandez stays up and then Super Eric throws Hernandez over the top rope. Hernandez then launches himself back in over the top rope taking out Super Eric with a big shouler block. Super Eric and Hernandez then do a test of strength. Hernandez pushes Super Eric down on his shoulders and even throws his body over Super Eric’s to add more weight. Super Eric then throws Hernandez to the outside and Super Eric then takes out Hernandez with a big cross-body using referee Rudy Charles to get up on the top. Styles celebrates and then gets the tag. Styles attempts a suplex on Hernandez, but Hernandez puts Styles on the ring apron. Styles with a springboard flying elbow that connects and the fans cheer since Styles botched a springboard earlier.
Super Eric with the tag, scoop slam and elbow drop on Hernandez. Super Eric with a cover, but only gets a two count. Styles gets the tag, kicks Hernandez, snapmare takedown and then drops a knee over the head of Hernandez. Cover, but Hernandez kicks out. Styles with a modified camel clutch on Hernandez. Hernandez counters that into an electric chair on Styles. Homicide gets the tag. Super Eric gets the tag as well. Super Eric slides under Homicide, but Homicide hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on Super Eric. Hernandez comes in and catapults Super Eric into a clothesline from Homicide. Hernandez holds Super Eric up in a vertical suplex. Homicide then applies an STF on Styles. Hernandez drops Super Eric, Homicide covers, but only gets a two count. Styles gets the tag, attempts a Styles Clash, but Homicide counters into a Gringo Stunner. Gringo Killer attempt, but Super Eric breaks it up. Hernandez takes Super Eric out over the top rope. Styles with a small package on Homicide, Salinas distracts the referee, Hector Guerrero runs in and reverses it allowing Homicide to pin Styles. Hector runs out, the referee drops down and counts the pinfall.
Winners & advancing in the Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament: LAX
- Backstage, Lauren is with Samoa Joe’s samoan dancers. One of the dancers said he brought the samoan nation tonight and said they are there for him tonight if he needs the back up.
- Billy Corgan of The Smashing Pumpkins is shown in the crowd.
- A video package airs previewing tonight’s TNA Knockouts Makeover Battle Royal.
TNA Knockouts Makeover Battle Royal
Gail Kim vs. ODB vs. Traci Brooks vs. Velvet Sky vs. Angelina Love vs. Jacqueline vs. Christy Hemme vs. Roxxi Laveaux vs. Rhaka Khan vs. Salinas
This match will start as a Battle Royal. The two remaining Knockouts will then compete in a Ladder Match to determine the #1 Contender for the TNA Women’s Title. The runner-up will get her head shaved.
The bell rings and all the ladies begin brawling. The action is everywhere in the ring. Roxxi throws Salinas out of the ring.
Salinas is eliminated.
Angelina Love starts pouring the contents of ODB’s flask right in her face. Traci Brooks knocks Velvet Sky off the ring apron.
Velvet Sky is eliminated.
Traci Brooks is eliminated.
Christy Hemme with a dive on Rhaka Khan, but Khan throws her over the top rope.
Christy Hemme is eliminated.
Lots of double-team action on Rhaka Khan in the corner. ODB with a big charge on Khan. Jacqueline with a huge dropkick on Khan from the top rope. ODB, Jacqueline and Angelina Love all toss Rhaka Khan over the top rope.
Rhaka Kahn is eliminated.
Jacquelien is eliminated.
ODB is eliminated.
Angelina Love is eliminated.
We are down to the final two – Roxxi and Gail Kim. We have to keep in mind that Gail Kim is immune from getting her head shaved, so Angelina Love will be the next in line if Kim comes in second. TNA referees drag Angelina back to ringside and sit her in the barber chair if Roxxi is to win the Ladder Match portion of this match.
The bell rings again and Roxxi heads outside to get the ladder. Roxxi takes out Angelina Love with the ladder, but Gail Kim takes her out with a baseball slide into the ladder! Kim then leaves the ring and grabs another ladder setting it up under the contract. Kim starts climbing up the ladder, but Roxxi goes under her and attempts a powerbomb. Kim counters a powerbomb into a huracanranna takedown. Kim then tosses the ladder on top of Roxxi. Kim sets the ladder up in the corner and Roxxi tosses her into it. Roxxi with a charge on Kim in the corner against the ladder! Kim then flips Roxxi into the ladder as well. Angelina Love then brings the other ladder into the ring and tells Gail to climb up. Gail sets it up, starts climbing and Roxxi appears up the other side. Kim then flips over Roxxi and hits a sunset flip off the ladder! Roxxi appears to be busted open on the side of her face. Angelina Love comes up on the ring apron and Roxxi takes her out. Roxxi with a spinebuster on Kim right on the ladder in the corner! Velvet Sky runs out and Roxxi levels her with a clothesline. Roxxi starts climbing up the ladder and Angelina Love pushes it over sending Roxxi into the ropes. Kim sets the ladder back up, climbs it and gets the contract for the winner.
Winner & #1 Contender for the TNA Women’s Title: Gail Kim
After the match, Gail Kim goes after Angelina Love and throws her into the barber chair. Velvet Sky gets involved and helps Angelina Love double-team Gail Kim. Roxxi comes to the ringside area and takes out Velvet Sky. The referee then tells Roxxi to sit down in the barber chair. Roxxi does and begins crying a bit as her head is shaved. Traci Brooks holds the hand of Roxxi as her head is shaved bald. The fans in Orlando start a loud “FIRE RUSSO” chant. Velvet Sky and Angelina Love grab some of Roxxi’s hair and show it off to the crowd laughing. A “THANK YOU ROXXI” chant starts up as the fans in Orlando clap for her as she stands up with her head shaved bald. They also start a Roxxi chant as the other TNA Knockouts raise her hand.
- Backstage, Kevin Nash goes into Samoa Joe’s lockerroom. Samoa Joe tells Nash he should have never trusted him. Joe promises to break him if he screws him tonight. Nash tells Joe to shut up. He said Joe has to use his brain because he can’t keep using his body month after month to retain his title. Joe tells Nash he doesn’t need him. Nash said if he does, all he has to do is give him the sign and maybe he will come out or maybe he won’t.
- The band Saving Abel is also shown at ringside tonight.
Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament – Finals Match
Team 3D vs. LAX w/ Hector Guerrero
We see highlights of how each team advanced to the finals tonight.
At ringside, Team 3D is getting in the face of Hector Guerrero. Homicide then dives through the ropes and takes out Brother Devon. Hernandez then takes out Brother Ray sending him into the ring barricade. Ray with a suplex on Hernandez over the heel ramp. Ray grabs a steel chair and nails it over the back of Hernandez. Ray starts choking Hernandez with the steel chair. Homicide is fighting off Devon at ringside as well. Ray sends Hernandez face first into the steel steps. Ray puts his fingers in the eyes of Hernandez applying pressure. Hernandez fights back with some chops over the chest of Ray. Hernandez walks over, grabs Devon and tosses him into the ring. The bell officially rings and here we go. Homicide with a boot on Devon followed by a cross-body. Pinfall attempt, but only a two count for Homicide. Homicide goes up to the top rope when Devon rolled out, but Ray pushes him down. Devon then drives an elbow across the chest of Homicide on the ring apron as Ray gets the tag. Homicide with a sunset flip, but Ray punches Homicide and drives his knee across his head.
Devon with the tag and he kicks Homicide in the back of the head. Devon with a big vertical suplex on Homicide, cover, but only a two count. Homicide with a jawbreaker on Devon, but Ray dropped Homicide’s head off the top rope right afterwards. Ray with a tag, puts Homicide on his shoulder and drops Homicide down hard on the mat. Ray drops down and applies a head scissors submission on Homicide. Tag to Devon and Devon misses a charge on Homicide. Homicide takes out Ray and crawls to Hernandez. Tag to Hernandez. Hernandez with big elbows and clothelines to 3D. High back body drop on both Ray and Devon by Hernandez. Hernandez with a huge double-dropkick on 3D, bounces off the ropes and leaps over the top rope taking out Ray and Devon! Johnny Devine runs down with a kendo stick in hand. Devine pulls a table out from under the ring and sets it up at the ringside area. Hector Guerrero sees this, punches Devine and then hits him with the kendo stick over the head. Hector moves the table, puts Devine on top of it, gets into the ring, goes up to the top rope, jumps and stomps the chest of Devine causing the table to break in half!
In the ring, Hernandez is on the top rope. Ray chops him a few times, gets up with him, hooks an arm and connects with a big superplex. Devon then leaps off the other top rope and connects with a flying headbutt. Cover by Devon, but Hernandez gets a shoulder up. Ray and Devon with a modified 3D on Homicide. They realize Hernandez is the legal man and go after him. Hernandez with a double clothesline on 3D and Homicide with a huracanranna takedown on Ray. Hernandez with a spinebuster takedown on Ray, but Devon takes out Hernandez. Devon has Homicide up on the top rope. Hernandez goes behind Devon and connects with the Border Toss. Homicide with a Frog Splash off the top rope on Devon, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall!
Winners & NEW TNA World Tag Team Champions: LAX
After the match, LAX celebrates their title victory with Hector Guerrero and Salinas. All four pose for the hard camera in the ring as they continue to celebrate.
- A promo for TNA Slammiversary on June 8 airs.
- Mike Tenay & Don West mention that Frank Trigg will join them for commentary for tonight’s main event. Eric Young then runs up and puts the headset on. He brings up how Slammiversary will be in Memphis and that Elvis lives there. Tenay said Elvis is dead and Young said that is what they want you to believe. Young said he is going to make his way to Memphis right now.
- They showed individual backstage shots of Kaz, Scott Steiner and Samoa Joe making their way to the ring. They had very well done video packages hyping the backgrounds of Steiner and Joe. Joe once again had the samoan dancers for his entrance.
TNA World Heavyweight Championship Match
Samoa Joe (c) vs. Scott Steiner vs. Kaz
Frank Trigg is on commentary and still isn’t convinced that Samoa Joe is the real deal. Jeremy Borash did ring introductions for the challenger Kaz, challenger Scott Steiner and champion Samoa Joe.
The bell rings and here we go. Scott Steiner gets in Samoa Joe’s face and Kaz rolls him up. Steiner fights out of it. Another rollup by Kaz on Steiner. Joe with a double clothesline on Kaz and Steiner. Joe with a huge jumping kick to Steiner’s head and another for Kaz! Joe with some big knees to Steiner and a kick to the legs. Kaz attempts a springboard takedown, but Joe casually walks away dodging it. Joe then pulls back on the leg of Kaz applying a single-leg Boston Crab. Joe with a reverse armbar on Steiner. Kaz breaks it up, but Joe takes him down with a single-leg takedown. Joe turns Kaz overs and applies a Boston Crab. Steiner breaks it up and chops Joe in the corner. Joe with a big overhead suplex on Steiner. Joe clotheslines Steiner over the top rope to the outside. Joe with some stiff rights on Kaz. Kaz then sweeps Joe, springboards off the ropes, but Joe catches Kaz and powerbombs him down hard on the mat. Joe with some big chops to Kaz knocking him down.
Joe goes off the ropes, Steiner trips him up, pulls him out and sends Joe into the ring barricade. Kaz jumps out and Steiner clotheslines him on the outside. Steiner chops Joe in the chest, walks up the heel ramp and gives Joe a suplex at the end of the ramp. Joe favors his head after taking the suplex. Steiner breaks the count rolling in and out of the ring. Steiner rolls Kaz back in the ring. Joe is still favoring his head on the ramp. In the ring, Steiner has Kaz up on the top rope and launches him off with a huge overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Joe tries getting up on the ring apron and Steiner knocks him off. Steiner takes out Kaz, goes to the ring apron, Joe gets to his feet and Steiner levels him with a flying clothesline. Steiner returns to the ring, chops Kaz, puts him up on the top rope, puts Kaz on his shoulders and falls back with force. Steiner covers Kaz, but Joe breaks up the pinfall. Steiner with a belly-to-belly suplex on Joe. Steiner with an overhead belly-to-belly on Kaz.
Another belly-to-belly by Steiner on Joe. Steiner kicks Kaz in the gut, gets him up on his shoulder, drops him over the top rope and yells it is over. Steiner applies the Steiner Recliner on Joe. Kaz is still up on the top rope as Joe reaches for the ropes. Kaz gets to his feet on the top rope, Joe puts Steiner on his shoulders and Kaz dropkicks Steiner off Joe’s shoulders! All three men are down. Kaz is up first and takes out Steiner with a spin kick followed by a springboard leg drop. Kaz with a cover, but Steiner kicks out. Kaz hits Joe and then elbows Steiner. Joe with a huge overhead german suplex on Kaz. Joe slams Steiner with force in the corner. Steiner rolls to the outside and grabs a steel pipe. Joe hits a suicide dive through the ropes, but Steiner gets the pipe up hitting Joe in the face. Kaz then takes out Steiner jumping over the top rope. Kaz throws Steiner in the ring, slingshots in, covers, but only gets a two count. Kaz with a leaping DDT on Steiner from the ring apron, cover, but only a two count. Steiner catches Kaz with an elbow to the gut when Kaz leaps off the top rope. Kaz levels Steiner with a huge dropkick. Kaz is up on the top rope, Steiner is holding the referee and Petey Williams trips up Kaz crotching him. Steiner goes up top and hits the Frankensteiner on Kaz! Steiner covers Kaz…1…2…Joe breaks it up at the last second. Joe with an elbow to Steiner, boot to the face and a huge body splash in the air. Joe with a huge dropkick and back splash on Kaz. Powerslam by Joe on Steiner, cover, but Steiner kicks out. Joe attempts a rear naked choke, Joe breaks it to dodge an attack from Kaz and takes out Kaz with a big kick. Steiner and Joe are on the ring apron. Joe puts Steiner on the top rope. Joe with elbows to Steiner. Kaz dropkicks Steiner off the ring apron. Kaz elbows Steiner, goes up top, but Steiner powers Kaz back down to the mat. Steiner covers Kaz, but only gets a two count. Kaz puts Steiner back up top, but Steiner throws him away. Joe then runs up, kicks Steiner in the head and connects with the Muscle Buster. Joe covers and gets the pinfall.
Winner & STILL TNA World Champion: Samoa Joe
After the match, Samoa Joe is handed the TNA World Title and holds the belt high in the air. Frank Trigg still can’t believe it on commentary. Joe favors his left shoulder a bit as he continues to show off the TNA World Title. We see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
Source: Adam Martin, wrestleview.com
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