There are several major news items to report from Thursdayâ<80><99>s â<80><9c>iMPACT!â<80> on SpikeTV, including updates on the upcoming â<80><9c>Slammiversaryâ<80> Pay-Per-View event on Sunday, June 8!
– During an in-ring interview, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Samoa Joe announced he would be defending the gold in the annual â<80><9c>King Of The Mountainâ<80> match at the Slammiversary PPV. Qualifying matches will take place on â<80><9c>iMPACT!â<80> to determine who will challenge Joe for the championship at the epic event.
– Thus far, we know that TNA Management Director Jim Cornette has selected the following names to take part in the qualifying: Robert Roode, James Storm, Matt Morgan and Tomko. Samoa Joe will pick an additional four names next Thursday night!
– Speaking of the King Of The Mountain qualifying â<80>” Booker T threatened Samoa Joe to pick him as one of the four names â<80>” or else! The showdown resulted in that nightâ<80><99>s main event where Joe teamed with Rhino and Christian Cage to face Team 3D and Booker T. Joe won the bout for his team after beating Brother Devon. Following the bout, Team 3D brutally attacked the LAXâ<80><99>s Hector Guerrero and left him a bloody mess to end the broadcast!
– Speaking of the new TNA World Tag Team Champions LAX, they defeated The Motor City Machineguns on Thursdayâ<80><99>s broadcast.
– The team of â<80><9c>Black Machismoâ<80> Jay Lethal, â<80><9c>The Guruâ<80> Sonjay Dutt and Kaz defeated The Rock Nâ<80><99> Rave Infection and Johnny Devine, but the big news came after the bout as Jay Lethal popped the big question and asked SoCal Val to marry him! Val agreed â<80>” and the two TNA superstars will walk the aisle at the Slammiversary Pay-Per-View to tie the knot as man and wife!
– On the other hand, it was Kurt Angle who was trying to put his marriage back together on Thursdayâ<80><99>s broadcast. Kurt came to the ring and read a letter he had written to his wife Karen, asking her to come back home. Kurt asked Karen to be in attendance on next Thursdayâ<80><99>s â<80><9c>iMPACT!â<80> to give him an answer.
– In the TNA Womenâ<80><99>s Title match, it was Awesome Kong beating Gail Kim after Angelina Love of â<80><9c>The Beautiful Peopleâ<80> interfered. As a result of the interference, Gail injured her knee and required assistance to leave the ring!
– Later on the broadcast, â<80><9c>The Beautiful Peopleâ<80> of Angelina Love and Velvet Sky defeated the team of ODB and Roxxi.
– A video of Abyss aired on the broadcast, as well as a special sitdown interview with the icon Sting.