TNA Sacrifice 2012 PPV Rapid Recap
A pleasant surprise.
TNA Sacrifice pay-per-view
Impact Wrestling Zone in Orlando, FL
May 13, 2012
Commentators: Mike Tenay and Taz
1. Christopher Daniels and Kazarian def. Samoa Joe and Magnus to win the TNA World Tag Team Championships. Good match that I wish was longer. Crowd was pretty lively.
2. Gail Kim def. Brooke Tessmacher to retain the TNA Knockouts Championship. Decent match by women's wrestling standards.
3. Brother Devon def. Robbie E and Robbie T to retain the TNA Television Championship. Both Robbies teased dissension.
4. Mr. Ken Anderson def. Jeff Hardy. Botched finish that saw Hardy kick out. Rare mess up by Earl Hebner. Anderson was visibly angry, when he should have been a veteran and just rolled with it (i.e. act happy that you won as if it were real life!).
5. X-Division Champion Austin Aries def. Bully Ray. Awesome match that saw Aries get the clean with the Last Chancery submission. These guys have great chemistry. Aries must be banged up, given the physicality and bad bump he took against the guardrail. Joseph Park had interfered. He was sitting in the crowd most of the show waiting for his brother Abyss, who didn't show up.
6. Crimson def. Eric Young (w/ ODB) in an impromptu match after Bully took out Matt Morgan pre-match.
7. Kurt Angle def. AJ Styles in the best match of the night. They embraced after they cleared the ring of Kazarian and Daniels. Styles will address the Dixie Carter romance revelation on Thursday night's Impact Wrestling on Spike TV.
8. Bobby Roode def. Rob Van Dam in a ladder match to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Very good match that saw RVD take some bad bumps, including botching his Spiderman jump spot, when the ladder gave out. Hopefully, his knee isn't seriously injured. He did look like he knocked himself silly when he took a bump and hit the back of his head on a steel chair. Both guys worked hard and put on a good show. RVD's best match in quite sometime.
Overall, an awesome show that was the best PPV TNA has put on in awhile. Let's hope they can take this positive momentum and keep steering towards the right direction from here. Say what you want about storylines, but the wrestlers all brought it Sunday night in the ring.
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