Results courtesy of TNAwrestling.com
There are several major news items to report from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” – the countdown is on to Sunday’s “Lockdown” Pay-Per-View!
– Samoa Joe returned to the broadcast after weeks of training for Sunday’s World Title match in order to sign a contract saying he would honor his promise to retire from the sport. After signing the contract to make it official, Joe promised Kurt Angle he would leave as champion this Sunday – then shook hands with the World Champion in a sign of respect between the two stars before their war at Lockdown!
– In the main event, Sting and Kevin Nash defeated Team 3D by disqualification after AJ Styles and Tomko interfered. All the members of both Lethal Lockdown teams came out to end the broadcast with a huge brawl!
– Consequences Creed made his successful TNA return, beating Jimmy Rave of The Rock N’ Rave Infection to qualify for Sunday’s Xscape Match for the X Division Championship.
– TNA Management Director Jim Cornette officially relieved Matt Morgan from his official duties, allowing Morgan to be his own man in TNA Wrestling. Last week, Morgan joined Team Cage for Sunday’s Lethal Lockdown match. Reacting to Cornette’s comments, Morgan was happy that he finally has a chance to prove himself in the ring in TNA.
– In tag team action, Scott Steiner and Petey Williams defeated The Motor City Machineguns after Williams got the win with the Canadian Destroyer. After the bout, Steiner and Rhaka Khan cut Petey’s hair and placed chain mail on his head and announced to the “iMPACT!” Zone that Williams will now be known as “Little Petey Pump”.
– A new bout has been added to Sunday’s Lockdown, called “Cuffed In The Cage” and featuring several TNA tag teams chained together in the steel structure. The participants in the bout are as follows:
The Latin American Xchange
The Motor City Machineguns
Scott Steiner and Petey Williams
Eric Young & Kaz
The Rock N’ Rave Infection
Black Reign & Rellik
– In Knockouts action, it was Roxxi Laveaux beating Angelina Love
– In singles action, Super Eric defeated Black Reign. Following the bout, Rellik hit the ring to continue the attack on Eric, leading to Kaz and then the Rock N’ Rave Infection coming out to join in on the brawl!
– X Division Champion “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal (along with SoCal Val) was interviewed on the broadcast about Sunday’s Xscape Match. During the interview, “The Guru” Sonjay Dutt appeared and asked Val if she wanted to go shopping with him! Val agreed and left the interview – and Lethal – to shop with Dutt!