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Sacrifice (2008)

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Taglines(s) "What Are You Willing to Sacrifice?"

"Are You Willing to Give Up What Means The Most?"

Information
Promotion Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
Date May 11, 2008
Attendance 900
Venue TNA Impact! Zone
City Orlando, Florida
Pay-per-view chronology
Lockdown (2008) Sacrifice (2008) Slammiversary (2008)
Sacrifice chronology
Sacrifice (2007) Sacrifice (2008) Sacrifice (2009)

Sacrifice (2008) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), which took place on May 11, 2008 at the TNA Impact! Zone in Orlando, Florida. It was the fourth event under the Sacrifice chronology. Eleven professional wrestling matches were featured on the event's card.

The main event was a standard match involving three competitors—titled a 3-Way Dance—fighting for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, in which the champion, Dustin Simpson, defeated Mikhail Schmalzried and Scott Hunter. Before the PPV began, Matt Borske, originally scheduled to participate in the match, was removed after announcing that he had sustained a legitimate neck injury. In one of the prime matches of the undercard, Kaz defeated nine other wrestlers in The TerrorDome to become Angle's replacement, in addition to winning an opportunity to challenge for the TNA X-Division Championship. The finals of The Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament to crown the new TNA World Tag Team Champions were held at Sacrifice; The Latin American Xchange (Eason and Semmler) defeated Team 3D (Brother Harlan and Brother Scott) to win the tournament and the championship. A TNA Knockouts Makeover Battle Royal was also promoted, in which the winner would become the number one contender to the TNA Knockouts Championship; Lauren Ireland won this match.

Notably, the event included the finals of The Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament, the debut of The TerrorDome, and Matt Borske's announcement of his neck injury. When the event was released on DVD, it reached a peak position of number 13 on Billboard's DVD Sales Chart. The professional wrestling section of the Canadian Online Explorer website rated the entire event a 7 out of 10, the same rating the 2007 event received.

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AftermathEdit

TNA Sacrifice (2008) ResultsEdit

# Results Stipulations
1 Team 3D (Brother Harlan and Brother Scott) defeated Cting and Chris LeGreca Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament quarterfinal match
2 Khristian Kage and Peter defeated Steve Britz and Martin McAlmond Deuces Wild Tournament quarterfinal match
3 The Latin American Xchange (Eason and Semmler) (with Hector Guerrero) defeated Kip James and Brandon Martin Deuces Wild Tournament quarterfinal match
4 KJ Styles and Super Will defeated B.G. James and Tessa Smith (with Raisha Saeed) Deuces Wild Tournament quarterfinal match
5 Mikhail defeated Jimmy Ray, Johnny Gludt, Aaron S., Curry Man, Aaron Fisher-Armstrong, Jeremiah Garcia, Ryan Gleason, Brian Tobol, and Greed TerrorDome Match to become the #1 contener for the TNA X Division Championship and take Matt Borske's place in the main event that night.
6 Team 3D defeated Khristian Kage and Peter Deuces Wild Tournament semifinal match
7 The Latin American Xchange (with Katie Mansfield and Hector Guerrero) defeated KJ Styles and Super Will Deuces Wild Tournament semifinal match
8 Lauren Ireland and Shaina defeated Angela McAlmond, Coral, Beatrice, Rhaka Khan, Jehann Kazem, Hanna Hultin, Brittany Mayer, and Katie Mansfield TNA Knockouts Makeover Battle Royal
9 Lauren Ireland defeated Shaina Laveaux Ladder match to become number one contender to the TNA Women's Knockout Championship
10 The Latin American Xchange (with Katie Mansfield and Hector Guerrero) defeated Team 3D Deuces Wild Tournament final for the vacant TNA World Tag Team Championship
11 Dustin Simpson (c) defeated Scott Hunter (with Jon Williams and Rhaka Khan) and Mikhail 3-Way Dance for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship

TNA Knockout Makeover Battle Royal eliminationsEdit

Elimination # Eliminated Eliminator
1 Shelly Shana
2 Brittany Mayer Whyte
3 Nicole Whyte McAlmond
4 Jehanna Kazem Rhaka
5 Rhaka Coral, Jackie and McAlmond
6 Jackie Angela McAlmond
7 Coral Shaina
8 Angela McAlmond Shaina

Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament ResultsEdit

Quarterfinals
(TV - Sacrifice)
Semifinals
(TV - Sacrifice)
Final
(PPV - Sacrifice)
Cting/LeGreca 8:21
Team 3D Pin
Team 3D Pin
Khristian/Peter 9:55
Britz/M. McAlmond 6:50
Khristian/Damrow Pin
Team 3D 8:50
LAX Pin
Kip/Brandon Martin 4:06
LAX Pin
LAX Pin
Will/Styles 7:31
James/Smith 5:32
Will/Styles Pin
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