Welcome, everyone! Tonight, Direct Auto Insurance and iMPACT Wrestling present the annual Sacrifice event on pay-per-view and TNAonDEMAND.com. This event will take place live at 8:00pm EST from the iMPACT Wrestling Zone at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. This event has seven big matches signed including Bobby Roode defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Rob Van Dam in a Ladder Match!
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|Genesis 2012||4 – 4||5 – 3||5 – 3||4 – 4||n/a||4 – 4||Joe & Mark A!|
|Against All Odds 2012||5 – 2||4 – 3||5 – 2||6 – 1||n/a||3 – 4||Mark L. Wins!|
|Victory Road 2012||5 – 2||6 – 1||5 – 2||5 – 2||n/a||3 – 3||Joe Wins!|
|Lockdown 2012||n/a||5 – 2||5 – 2||6 – 1||4 – 3||4 – 3||Mark L. Wins!|
|Destination X 2012||TBD|
|HardCORE Justice 2012||TBD|
|No Surrender 2012||TBD|
|Bound for Glory 2012||TBD|
|Turning Point 2012||TBD|
|Final Resolution 2012||TBD|
|14 – 8||20 – 9||20 – 9||21 – 8||4 – 3||14 – 14||To Be Determined…|
TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Rob Van Dam vs. Bobby Roode
Joe’s Thoughts: The Bobby Roode win streak continues. However, unlike some of the other challengers to Roode’s title, I think that Rob Van Dam may get a pay-per-view level rematch sooner rather than later.
Joe’s Prediction: Bobby Roode
Mark A.’s Thoughts: RVD never lost it, and Roode isn’t a fighting champion. It would be nice to see RVD take it back, but right now, it looks like we’ll be waiting a little longer.
Mark A.’s Prediction: Bobby Roode.
TNA World Tag Team Championship
Daniels & Kazarian vs. Samoa Joe & Magnus
Joe’s Thoughts: Much like the Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles match (see below), I don’t see a point in having Daniels & Kazarian win this match when they’re clearly going to be embroiled in the Dixie Carter controversy for the next few months. Plus, the fans love Samoa Joe & Magnus so why take the straps from them now?
Joe’s Prediction: Samoa Joe & Magnus
Mark A.’s Thoughts: Really impressed with Magnus and Joe’s momentum and cohesively worked matches. Daniels and Kaz the comedy heels.
Mark A.’s Prediction: Joe and Magnus.
William’s Prediction: Daniels & Kazarian
Joe’s Thoughts: When you look at the women that Gail Kim has taken out in the last few months, it’s a pretty impressive list. However, I don’t think that Brooke is the one to take the strap off of Gail – recent winning streak or not.
Joe’s Prediction: Gail Kim
Mark A.’s Thoughts: A Tessmacher title shot? She’s worked hard for it, but not her time yet.
Mark A.’s Prediction: Gail Kim.
William’s Prediction: Brooke Tessmacher
Joe’s Thoughts: Oh boy. It goes without saying that I always back up fellow Jersey Shore man, but the addition of Robbie T. in this match is a wild card for me. At the same time, as bored as I am by Devon I have to admit that he’s been moderately watchable as champion for the last month (his catchphrase still sucks, though). Ahhh, who am I kidding? It’s a Jersey thing, baby! Oh! Oh! Oh!
Joe’s Prediction: Robbie E.
Mark A.’s Thoughts: Don’t care about Devon and the two Robbies are getting too much TV time. I’ll be fast forwarding this match.
Mark A.’s Prediction: Devon.
William’s Prediction: Robbie E.
Bully Ray vs. Austin Aries
Joe’s Thoughts: Hmmm… Austin Aries is on a pretty phenomenal win streak, so I think he was booked in this match to get knocked down to size a little bit. On the other hand, Bully Ray winning this match doesn’t help his brewing storyline with Joseph Park. That said, I think I still have to go with the Bully, though.
Joe’s Prediction: Bully Ray
Mark A.’s Thoughts: Thank GOD Aries is face now! Ray still as good as ever. Might not be a wrestling classic, but expecting a good story behind this.
Mark A.’s Prediction: Aries.
William’s Prediction: Bully Ray
Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles
Joe’s Thoughts: Two things here. First, Kurt Angle lost at the last pay-per-view and I don’t think Angle loses two in a row on pay-per-view. Second, what does AJ Styles get out of winning this match when he’s got the whole Dixie Carter picture thing to deal with now?
Joe’s Prediction: Kurt Angle
Mark A.’s Thoughts: Sit back and enjoy. If this remains a clean bout, then it could overshadow the whole PPV.
Mark A.’s Prediction: Time limit draw.
William’s Prediction: AJ Styles
Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson
Joe’s Thoughts: This is one of those matches where the winner of the match doesn’t even matter because both men are out of any type of title hunt. However, I’m going with Jeff Hardy for the win… just because.
Joe’s Prediction: Jeff Hardy
Mark A.’s Thoughts: Presuming this is for the number one contendership. In which case, it’s tough to call. I think Hardy is being primed for another title win, but Anderson has a rally good shout for it. Maybe now is Anderson’s chance, with Hardy’s to come closer to BFG?
Mark A.’s Prediction: Anderson. Anderson.
William’s Prediction: Jeff Hardy
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