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Countdown to TNA Sacrifice
By SLAM! Wrestling Staff




Remember how excited we were last week for a gimmick-free PPV? Well, it's too bad TNA couldn't carry the ball filled with that enthusiasm.

Yes fans, Sacrifice is here with five of the seven matches (announced in time for our preview, as usual) having stips.

Sigh.

Okay, back to reality time. There is some decent intrigue here, especially in the main event. Let's see what could (or is that should) happen tonight.


GRUDGE MATCH (ULTIMATE SACRIFICE)

Kurt Angle (Control of MEM) vs. Mick Foley (TNA World Title) vs. Sting (Career) vs. Jeff Jarrett (control of TNA)

SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

You know what bugs me about this match? TNA hasn't made it clear how the results will break down. Is it winner-take-all? Is it only the guy who's pinned that loses his sacrifice? The logical part here would be for Jarrett to lose control of TNA, but to who? Foley already has almost absolute power, so will the added bit help? More appropriate wuld be Kurt Angle with MEM controlling the entire organization, then have Foley reveal that he's been with the Mafia all along.

Jason Clevett

Battle of the former champions, all of them old. Not sure what to expect with this one. I'd like to see someone outside of this group get a shot at running with the belt. I'll pick Mick to sneak out a win.

Greg Oliver

I honestly don't think this is the time for Sting to retire. At least not in a silly four-way match. It should be one-on-one in an epic battle with someone like Jarrett or Angle. Hopefully this match builds towards that at Bound For Glory just a few months away. So I'm picking Sting to win.


 
GRUDGE MATCH (MONSTER'S BALL)

Daffney vs. Taylor Wylde
 

SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

TNA seems to think Wylde has the Mickie James teflon power here and can go into any match, win or lose, and come out the fans' favourite gal. Sadly, they're mistaken. I get the feeling Daffney blades here. I'll take her to eek out the win also, with help from Dr. Stevie.

Jason Clevett

Daffney is getting the push so she will win.

Greg Oliver

Talk about messing up your makeup! I'll take Daffney, but not exactly sure why. Wilde has dropped down the ratings for some reason.


3D INVITATIONAL FINALS MATCH

The British Invasion vs. Beer Money Inc.

SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

TBI has been impressive since they formed. I'll take them with some sort of cheap victory.

Jason Clevett

An odd match up. Going to pick British Invasion in hopes that we can have some time before revisiting BMI vs. 3D.

Greg Oliver

We've seen Beer Money versus Team 3D again and again, so I really hope the Brits go over. However, my gut is saying go with the tried and true in Beer Money.


  TNA LEGENDS TITLE MATCH (I QUIT)

AJ Styles vs. Booker T
 

SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

AJ deserves better than this. Booker's way past his prime and, as much as I hate saying it, should be looking at retirement. AJ wins here.

Jason Clevett

Should be the match of the night. Styles retains. Greg Oliver

Any chance of having Booker T quit for good? He just seems so tired and uninspired. Styles wins.


 

TNA KNOCKOUT TITLE MATCH (STRETCHER)

Awesome Kong vs. Angelina Love



SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

I like the angle a lot. I get the feeling that this is where the "famous woman" debuts for TNA, costing Kong the bout.

Jason Clevett

It is too soon to put the belt back on Kong, so Love somehow eeks out a win probably via DQ.

Greg Oliver

This feud is just getting going really, so I'm taking Love to conquer all.


 

GRUDGE MATCH

Kevin Nash vs. Samoa Joe

 

SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

After such a long interruption in this feud I couldn't care less. I get the feeling that Joe wins and wins big here, putting Nash back on the shelf.

Jason Clevett

Nash's best match in years was against Joe, can they work a miracle twice? Joe wins.

Greg Oliver

Many months in the making does not necessarily make for an intriguing match. Joe had better go over, and cleanly. But that sure doesn't happen much.


 

TNA X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH

Christopher Daniels vs. Suicide

 

SLAM! Predictions

Jon Waldman

Daniels deserves a first name! This match is happening way too early in the storyline. I'll take Suicide with a DQ win as the MCMG and Lethal Consequences interfere, only for Kaz to come out and save the day.

Jason Clevett

Suicide retains after angry X Division guys interfere.

Greg Oliver

Probably the match of the night given the storyline and if they are given enough time. Daniels seems to be in the good books again and showed his loyalty to the company by working under a mask for so long, so I'm choosing Daniels -- the man who seems to have lost his first name.


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-- compiled by Jon Waldman