Last weekend saw TNA’s second pay-per-view event of 2014, Sacrifice, which featured four title matches, as well as various other crucial matches with severe implications. Read a full list of results below:
• The Wolves def. The Bro Mans (c) & Zema Ion – Handicap match for the World Tag Team Championship
The duo of Eddie Edwards and Davey Richards won the World Tag Team titles, despite facing the Bro Mans and Zema Ion in a three-on-two handicap match. In recent title matches between the two teams, the Bro Mans purposefully got themselves disqualified, in order to keep their belts despite losing the match. As a result, MVP decreed that the match would be ‘no disqualification’. The Wolves took full advantage, out battling their opponents and eventually claiming the win when Edwards pinned Jessie Godderz.
• Mr. Anderson def. Samuel Shaw – Committed Match
Mr. Anderson defeated Samuel Shaw, hurling him into the back of a white van and having him ‘committed’ to a mental institution. Shaw was on top in the match early on, successfully locking in his traditional sleeper hold. But Anderson recovered and, with a little help from Christy Hemme, was able to dispose of Shaw once and for all.
• Kurt Angle and Willow def. Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud – Tag Team Match
Kurt Angle and Willow comfortably defeated Ethan Carter III and Rockstar Spud, in a total mismatch of an event, with the former partnership clearly the superior throughout the match. Angle and Willow scored the victory when Willow hit Spud with the Twist of Fate, and Angle followed up to make the pin. EC3 attempted to continue his relentless targeting of Angle’s knee, which he successfully injured last month. But when it became clear that he and his partner were on the back foot, he walked away and left Spud for dead.
• Sanada (c) def. Tigre Uno – Match three of the best of three series for the X Division Title
Sanada retained the X Division Title after winning the third and final match of a best of three series with Tigre Uno. The Japanese prodigy won the series 2-1, and is now likely to face Kenny King in his next title match-up.
• Gunner def. James Storm – ‘I Quit’ Match
Gunner defeated James Storm in the match of the night. Despite taking a substantial amount of punishment from the widest possible variety of moves and weapons, Gunner simply refused to utter the words: ‘I Quit’. With blood dripping from his face, the ex-Marine slowly began to turn the match around, and eventually was able to flip the Cowboy from the ropes – through a guard rail lined up upon two opposing chairs. Gunner then threatened to follow up his attack by cutting Storm with a shard of the beer bottle that had been used on him, and the Cowboy immediately quit.
• Angelina Love def. Madison Rayne (c) – Knockouts Title Match
Angelina Love captured the Knockouts Title, and became a record six time champion, as she defeated Madison Rayne. However, it was the intervention of Velvet Sky that would prove crucial, as her use of hairspray in the face of Rayne, who had been on top in the match at the time, allowed Love to pin the defending champion and take the title.
• Bobby Roode def. Bully Ray – Tables Match
Bobby Roode defeated Bully Ray in a tables match, after Dixie Carter – dressed in a hoodie and a fake beard to make up the guise of a photographer – pushed Ray off the canvas and through a table, just as he was about to clinch victory. Earlier in the match, Ray successfully slammed Roode through a table, only to be denied the victory when Roode’s stray boot struck the referee and rendered him incapable of awarding Bully the victory. Ray lined Roode up on top of a second table, but was instead defeated when Carter emerged to exact her revenge on Bully for his actions at Lockdown.
• Eric Young (c) def. Magnus – World Heavyweight Championship Match
Eric Young retained the World Heavyweight Title, defeating former champion Magnus in the pair’s scheduled rematch. In an excellent wrestling match, both men scored near falls and showed great resilience, but consecutive pile-drivers from EY eventually proved enough to earn him the three count. It has since been revealed that Young will defend his World Title again on Thursday’s edition of Impact.
It was a fascinating night of TNA action – make sure to watch the next episode of Impact on Sunday on Challenge TV to watch all of the fallout unfold!
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