May 13, 2012 - by Adam Martin
* Poll results: Grade TNA’s Sacrifice PPV
The show opens with referee Earl Hebner backstage going into Robert Roode’s room to get the TNA Championship for tonight’s Ladder match main event.
A video package runs introducing the show. A graphic opening hits welcoming us to Sacrifice. We go live to the Impact Zone in Orlando where a brief display of pyro goes off.
Christopher Daniels and Kazarian are out first to kick off the show.
TNA Tag Team Championships
Samoa Joe and Magnus (c’s) vs. Christopher Daniels and Kazarian
Counters between Magnus and Christopher Daniels early on. Hot crowd in Orlando for this opener. Magnus with a fallaway slam position into a vertical suplex on Daniels. Joe with huge jabs and right/left combos on Daniels in the corner when he gets the tag. Kazarian takes a big elbow from Joe when he gets the tag. Atomic drop, big boot and body splash double team combo by Joe and Magnus on Kazarian. Kazarian with a leg drop to Magnus that was setup by Daniels tripping him up. Kazarian and Daniels with springboard elbow and leg drops over Magnus. Daniels hip tosses Kazarian over Magnus. We see a shot of Joseph Park looking on from the crowd. Continued quick tags between Daniels and Kazarian working over Magnus. Hot tag to Joe who dodges a BME from Daniels and hits a big snap powerslam on Kazarian. Daniels and Kazarian with a big boot and DDT combo on Joe. Daniels with a close pinfall on Magnus. Joe with a big chop to Kazarian on the outside. Joe with a kick to the head of Daniels, snapmares him out and Magnus connects off the top with a flying elbow. Kazarian breaks up the pinfall. Joe is dumped over the top rope. Magnus pulls Kazarian out. Magnus slides back in, grabs Daniels, Kazarian with a chop block and Daniels with a jumping clothesline to get the pinfall.
Winners and NEW TNA Tag Team Champions: Christopher Daniels and Kazarian
After the match, we see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
Mike Tenay and Taz remind everyone to use #TNASacrifice on Twitter tonight to send questions.
A video package runs hyping Gail Kim vs. Brooke Tessmacher.
TNA Knockouts Championship
Gail Kim (c) vs. Brooke Tessmacher
Gail tosses Brooke down right away and throws her in the corner getting in a few more shots. Brooke with a quick tilt-a-whirl head scissors takedown and then follows with a dropkick. Gail with a big body splash over Tessmacher in the corner and then blows a kiss at the camera. Gail executes a big backbreaker and then levels Brooke with a clothesline. Brooke with some big knees to Gail and then connects with a facebuster from the second rope. Brooke with a flying elbow off the top rope and gets a close two count. Brooke executes Gail’s Eat Defeat finisher and Gail goes flying out of the ring. Brooke tosses her back in, but Gail gets a shoulder up after two. Gail with a cover on Brooke and uses the ropes for leverage to get the pinfall.
Winner and still TNA Knockouts Champion: Gail Kim
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with the new TNA Tag Team Champions Christopher Daniels and Kazarian. Kazarian says that unlike people like AJ Styles “whistling Dixie”, they earn things on their own. Daniels tells Styles that his nightmare is just beginning.
TNA Television Championship
Devon (c) vs. Robbie E vs. Robbie T
Devon with some quick rights to Robbie E and Robbie T early on. It doesn’t take long for the double team on Devon. Devon dumps Robbie T to the outside. Devon with a Lou Thesz Press and right hands to Robbie E. Devon with a Rock Bottom on Robbie E. More double teaming with Robbie T hitting a side suplex setting up a splash by Robbie E from the second rope. Devon shoulder blocks Robbie E out of the ring. Robbie T with a running powerslam on Devon. He goes for the pinfall, but Robbie E stops the count of the referee. Robbie E tells him this match is about him. Robbie T gets angry and Devon splashes Robbie T into Robbie E. Devon with the rollup and gets the pinfall.
Winner and still TNA Television Champion: Devon
After the match, Robbie T starts staring down Robbie E. Robbie E jumps up and hugs him. Robbie T assures him they are good.
A video package runs hyping Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson.
Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson
Series of hip toss and arm drag counters between Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson early on. Hardy with a quick tilt-a-whirl head scissors takedown on Anderson sending him through the ropes to the outside. Hardy jumps off the steel ring steps and bumps into the steel barricade when Anderson moves. Anderson with a big kick to the shoulder of Hardy. Hardy responds with a jawbreaker and russian leg sweep. Anderson kicks Hardy away when he attempted his corner dropkick. Anderson with an armbar drop working over the left arm of Hardy. Hardy with a Mic Check on Anderson. Anderson comes back with a Twist of Fate on Hardy. Hardy blocks a Swanton Bomb attempt from Anderson getting his knees up. Hardy then connects with the Swanton Bomb and Anderson kicks out. Hardy goes for his jumping low blow, but Anderson counters and covers Hardy to get the pinfall. It was close as Anderson looked completely confused at the end.
Winner: Mr. Anderson
After the match, a confused Mr. Anderson continues to talk with referee Earl Hebner. Jeff Hardy also starts to argue with Hebner. Hardy and Anderson eventually shake hands. They show highlights of the finish and Hardy was clearly shown kicking out.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is with Austin Aries. She asks a Twitter question asking if he is intimidated by Bully Ray. Aries says no he isn’t and tonight he will look like the bigger man when he is standing over a defeated Ray.
We see footage of Abyss returning on Impact Wrestling this past Thursday.
Back live, Jeremy Borash is with Joseph Park in the crowd. He said he wouldn’t be surprised if his brother Abyss showed up tonight. Joseph said he plans to sit back tonight and enjoy the show.
Crimson makes his way to the ring. He talks about taking care of Matt Morgan and how no one in the back wants to take him on to challenge his undefeated streak. Crimson calls a referee to the ring and demands the referee start the count to add another check to his undefeated streak column. The referee starts the count and Eric Young’s music hits. Eric Young is out along with ODB. ODB calls Crimson a douche and Young answers the open challenge.
Crimson vs. Eric Young w/ ODB
Crimson tosses Eric Young into the corner and he does a head stand. Young follows with a series of dropkicks on Crimson and then clotheslines Crimson over the top rope. Young with a float over, but Crimson gets hold of him and tosses him over the top rope. Crimson runs out and lands some big rights. ODB pulls Crimson away and he gets in her face. Crimson tosses Young back in the ring. Crimson with a big overhead toss. ODB jumps in and Crimson pushes her to the corner. Young starts taking out Crimson with a series of clotheslines, scoop slam and a big flying elbow. Crimson tosses Young into ODB who lands with a thud on the outside. Crimson with a big sitdown powerbomb and gets the pinfall.
Winner and still undefeated: Crimson
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Bully Ray. Borash has a Twitter question. Bully Ray says he doesn’t do Twitter. He talks about seeing Aries’ comments from earlier tonight and said he sees a scared little man.
A video package runs highlighting Bully Ray vs. Austin Aries.
TNA X Division Champion Austin Aries vs. Bully Ray
The bell rings and both get into a war of words. Bully Ray continues to stall teasing a lock up and then backing up into the ropes yelling at the referee to get Aries away from him. Ray spits in the face of Aries. Aries responds with a big forearm and more shots in the corner. Aries goes up top and Ray catches him with a huge big boot launching Aries to the outside. Ray yells at the referee to count faster. Aries has nasty bruises on his back after taking that bump landing into the steel guard railing. Ray yells to the crowd, “What do you think about Austin Aries now!?” Ray with a huge chop to the chest of Aries. Aries gets up and yells, “Is that all you got!?” Aries takes another chop. Aries is back up. Ray with yet another chop and yells, “Stay down! Stay down!” Ray with a huge big boot and Rock Bottom combo on Aries. Aries finds a way to kick out during a pinfall. Aries with quick kicks to the body. Ray tosses Aries up and catches him with a cutter on the way down. Ray with a cover and Aries kicks out. Ray is shocked. Joesph Park is now front row yelling at Bully Ray. Ray pulls him through the barricade and then Aries connects with a suicide dive. Aries with a missile dropkick launching Ray to the corner. Aries with a big dropkick and brainbuster. Aries hooks the leg and Ray kicks out. Ray has Aries up in a powerbomb, but Aries counters out, Ray falls on his face and applies the Last Chancery submission. Ray taps out.
Winner: Austin Aries
After the match, Austin Aries is handed the TNA X Division Championship and he smiles over his victory. Joseph Park can be seen at ringside smiling as well.
We see footage from Impact Wrestling of Christopher Daniels and Kazarian showing photos of AJ Styles kissing Dixie Carter.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with AJ Styles. Styles doesn’t want to talk about the photos and he is instead focused on Kurt Angle tonight.
A video package runs hyping Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles.
Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles
AJ Styles attempts to chain wrestle with Kurt Angle early on. Styles breaks free getting out of the ring to regroup. Styles avoids an overhead suplex from Angle. Angle counters an early attempt at the Styles Clash as well. Angle grounds Styles with a side headlock takedown. Styles catches Angle with a big dropkick. Styles executes a powerbomb with authority on Angle. Angle attempts a release german suplex, but Styles lands on his feet and drops Angle with a big right hand. Back in the ring, Angle connects with a release overhead suplex. Angle with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker across his knee on Styles. Angle keeps the match grounded applying in a choke on Styles. Both meet in the middle of the ring attempting a cross-body. Styles with a quick release backbreaker over the knee. Angle is tossed to the outside when Styles side steps him. Styles connects with a springboard flying forearm to the entrance ramp below. Angle has Styles up on the top turnbuckle, Styles knocks him down, Angle jumps back up and connects with a quick top rope suplex. Styles with the Pele Kick and Styles Clash combo. Angle kicks out after two. Angle with a release german suplex on Styles. Angle Slam by Angle and Styles kicks out. Angle with a Styles Clash on Styles, cover and Styles kicks out. Kazarian and Daniels run down. Kazarian jumps up, Styles knocks him off and Daniels trips up Styles. Angle with an Angle Slam. Styles still kicks out. Ankle lock applied. Styles taps.
Winner: Kurt Angle
After the match, Christopher Daniels and Kazarian hit the ring and start beating down AJ Styles. Kurt Angle tosses away both men.
We see a highlight from Lockdown 2010 of Kurt Angle’s moonsault off the top of the cage to Mr. Anderson. Tenay and Taz plug the 10 year anniversary of TNA next month with Slammiversary.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash reads the results of a poll on Facebook. 76% of fans think Rob Van Dam will walk away with the TNA Championship tonight. Bobby Roode walks in talking about the odds always being stacked against him and how he still finds a way to retain his title.
A video package runs highlighting Bobby Roode vs. Rob Van Dam.
TNA Championship – Ladder Match
Bobby Roode (c) vs. Rob Van Dam
Jeremy Borash did the ring introductions for the challenger Rob Van Dam and champion Bobby Roode. RVD with some quick offense early on over Roode in the corner and then tosses him to the outside. RVD drapes Roode over the steel barricade, jumps off the ring apron and drops a leg over the lower back of Roode. RVD baseball slides a ladder into Roode when Roode was trying to bring one in. The ladder is setup and Roode throws RVD face first into it. RVD sends Roode shoulder/head first into the ladder. Roode recovers and catapults RVD into a ladder. RVD’s head actually gets stuck in the ladder while Roode executed this. The ladder is tossed over the ropes and RVD connects with a suplex on Roode over the ladder. RVD follows that up with a springboard moonsault over Roode on the ladder. Crazy spot saw RVD execute a flying running body scissors on Roode into the ladder. RVD pushes a ladder into Roode in the corner and then uses a chair to add more damage with a big kick. RVD tosses in another ladder and sets it up under the title. RVD starts climbing, Roode starts climbing up the other side, Roode knocks RVD off, Roode reaches and RVD tips the ladder over into the ropes. The ladder ends up catching Roode on the head when it came down. Roode with a clothesline to drop RVD. Roode with a spinebuster on RVD over a ladder. RVD with a monkey flip tossing Roode over the other ladder propped up against the corner. RVD with Rolling Thunder over Roode on the ladder. RVD kicks Roode over the top of a ladder. RVD scales up the other ladder to the top turnbuckle, attempts a Five Star Frog Splash, Roode moves and RVD crashes over the ladder. Roode sets up the ladder in the ring, starts climbing, RVD tries to kick the ladder away, but he gets his ankle caught inside as it comes down. Roode sets up the other ladder, climbs up, RVD jumps up and Roode tosses him back. RVD’s head lands on a chair below. Roode reaches up, RVD is kicking the ladder, but Roode grabs the title.
Winner and still TNA Champion: Bobby Roode
After the match, Bobby Roode falls to the mat and clutches the TNA Championship. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, we see a shot of a smiling Roode as the PPV goes off the air.
A promo for TNA Slammiversary 10 on Sunday, June 10 is shown.