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|TNA Sacrifice 2009|
Actors: Kurt Angle, Mich Foley, Sting, Jeff Jarrett, Suicide
On May 24, 2009, Total Nonstop Action (TNA) hosted the spectacular event Sacrifice live from Orlando, FL. Witness the Ultimate Sacrifice Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and see as Kurt Angle, Mick Foley, J... more »
Who Will Lose All They Sacrificed?
D.P. | California | 08/21/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Lethal Consequences & Eric Young vs. Motor City Machine Gunz & Sheik Abdul Bashir - This was a great opener that was filled with fast athletics, cool spots, and great double team synchronized moves while still telling the ongoing story regarding Eric Young at that time. A fun opening match & the right way to kick off a PPV.
Monster's Ball Match: Taylor Wilde vs. Daffney - Eventhought this was the first ever female version of this match, this was easily the weakest Monster's Ball ever as it was really too short & didn't live up the "hardcore" standards that this match is known for outside of that one bump Daffney took on the trash can at the end that was really nasty. Everything afterwards involving Abyss & Dr. Stevie was more interesting here than that the match itself.
X Division Champion Suicide vs. Daniels - Daniels come off like he was wrestling a clone of himself (ironic, isn't it) as this wasn't like the opening match where it was a fast paced "spotty" X Division match but the style of being more focused on having a grounded wrestling match. If you can get past the ending, it was a solid encounter. I wonder after this match if we'll get a 3 way dance with Curry Man too?
TNA Knockouts Champion Angelina Love vs. Awesome Kong - Love was all alone on this one after Kong took out the Beautiful People & even Cute Kip in stretcher matches after Lockdown. Based on the buildup to this match, you were expecting Kong to completely kill her but you didn't get that here as Love actually did a good job of selling that she was scared & running away from her like she was being chased by Jason Voorhees at Crystal Lake. Eventhough I thought the ending was a bit "eh", this was one of those matches where the wrestling wasn't much but did tell a nice story for what they did.
Samoa Joe vs. Kevin Nash - This match was just like the earlier match where it wasn't about the wrestling but more about the story that was being told as this wasn't like their really good match at Turning Point but the purpose here was to build up Samoa Joe and this was booked the right way in that respect...and at least this was a match unlike how Destination X was really just a segment.
Team 3D Invitational Tag Team Tournament Finals: Beer Money vs. British Invasion - After watching this, I just have one question to ask...who is that Brutus Magnus imposter? I'm just joking but for anyone who's seen Brutus performance here & compared it to his previous matches in TNA...it's like they are two completely different people as this was the best he's ever looked. This was an overall fun & entertaining match that went back & forth between both teams with Various highlights including Beer Money putting their own little twist on the "skin the cat" top rope spot along with Team 3D's interaction with Don West on commentary. Again, a very fun match.
TNA Legends Champion A.J. Styles vs. Booker T - This was very similar to their Destination X in that this was an average match as they did work well together but never seemed to leave "first gear" & had the same pace throughout the bout. The ending however hurt the match more than helped it as it made the whole thing look like this was really nothing more than to continue the storyline between the two M.E.M. women in Sharmell & Jenna. Solid average match with a hurtful crappy ending.
Ultimate Sacrifice Match: TNA Champion Mick Foley vs. Sting vs. Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle - Now the setup for this is real simple in that whoever is the victor will win whatever the loser sacrificed going into the match...Mick Foley put up his TNA Title, Jeff Jarrett put up his voting shares as TNA founder, Sting put up his career, and Angle put up his leadership role in the Main Event Mafia. Various highlights include an anklelock/mandible claw submission move at one point, Mick Foley pulling off an act that an ex-tag team partner & "electrifing" superstar used to do at the announce table, how Kurt Angle came after Foley at the annouce table, Kurt applying a double ankle lock at one point, and the interaction between Foley/Sting & Angle/Jarrett. This was your typical multiman "free for all" match in TNA where it was non-stop action & fun to watch.
In the end, this was a good PPV from TNA that wasn't on the level of one of their bigger shows (LockDown, Bound For Glory, Slammiversary) but was solid for a "B show" & did it's job in building up to next months Slammiversary so this is one I would check out."