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Sunday, August 14, 2005

Sacrifice Tonight

Just a reminder don't forget to tune in to tonights TNA PPV "Sacrifice"!! It is going to be a great PPV with the return of Sabu as Raven's tag team partner!! Talk about a shocking team! Not only do they need to watch out for the other team but they might have to watch out for each other! Plus you will get to see Jerry Lynn back in action!!

TNA Wrestling Presents: SACRIFICE
Live On Pay-Per-View
Sunday August 14th 2005 At 8pm ET / 5pm PT
Media Pack Now Online!


NWA World Heavyweight Champion Raven & Sabu Vs. Jeff Jarrett & Rhino

2005 SUPER X CUP FINAL
AJ Styles Vs. Samoa Joe

Sean Waltman Vs. Jerry Lynn

The Naturals & AMW vs. Team Canada
Abyss With James Mitchell Vs. Lance Hoyt

X DIVISION NON-TITLE MATCH
"The Fallen Angel" Christopher Daniels Vs. Austin Aries

Kip James & The Alpha Male Vs. Ron Killings & Konnan
SPECIAL REFEREE: BG JAMES

Shocker vs. Alex Shelley

Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt and Shark Boy vs.Simon Diamond, David Young and Primetime Elix Skipper

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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Updated Lineup For This Sunday's "Sacrifice" On Pay-Per-View

Credit: TNA

August 10th, 2005 01:08
UPDATED LINEUP FOR THIS SUNDAY’S “SACRIFICE” ON PAY-PER-VIEW:

New matches were announced on Impact for this Sunday’s “Sacrifice” live and exclusively on Pay-Per-View. The lineup is shaping up to be one of TNA Wrestling’s most action-packed to date. The current card is as follows:

MAIN EVENT
NWA World Heavyweight Champion Raven and Sabu vs. Jeff Jarrett and Rhino

SUPER X CUP FINALS
“The Phenomenal” AJ Styles vs. “The Samoan Submission Machine” Samoa Joe

OVER A DECADE IN THE MAKING
The TNA in-ring return of Jerry Lynn vs. Sean Waltman

NON-TITLE INTERNET DREAM MATCH
X Champion The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels vs. Winner of Voting
(Thus far, Austin Aries is commanding the lead – voting ends Friday)

CHALLENGE MATCH
Lance Hoyt vs. Abyss w/Jim Mitchell

DECISION TIME FOR BG JAMES
Konnan and The Truth vs. Kip James and The Alpha Male Monty Brown
Special Referee: BG James

EIGHT MAN TAG TEAM WARFARE
NWA World Tag Team Champions The Naturals and America’s Most Wanted vs. Team Canada (Williams, Roode, Young and A1)

TIED 1-1: FINAL MATCH
Shocker vs. Alex Shelley

In addition, one more match will be announced on Friday featuring Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt and Shark Boy. TNAwrestling.com will also release the Countdown Preshow match this Friday as well.

Tune in this Sunday live and exclusively on Pay-Per-View for “Sacrifice” starting at 8PM ET / 5PM PT!



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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Jimmy Hart talks about HBK vs. Hogan

By Ed Williams III
August 5, 2005

With SummerSlam just weeks away, fans everywhere are clamoring to see the Legend vs. the Icon, Shawn Michaels vs. Hulk Hogan. With two of the greatest Superstars in WWE history slated to do battle, it’s almost impossible to pick a winner. WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Mouth of the South” Hart, knows both Hogan and HBK very well, so he was able to provide some unique insight into the upcoming match as well as several other topics.

WWE.com: What do you think about Hulk Hogan coming back to WWE and wrestling again?

Jimmy Hart: I think it’s awesome. Like I said, the past is still the future. It gets him back out in the public. The fans get to see him. And it helps promote the show. It brings a lot of wrestling fans over to Hogan Knows Best. And also, a lot of fans that aren’t wrestling fans that watch Hogan Knows Best will tune in to watch WWE so it’s a good deal for both companies. I keep saying the 80’s were so strong. And of course I did the song, Sexy Boy, for Shawn Michaels, so I have a double interest. I love both the guys. I think it’s great for the business. I think it’s great for the fans to see some of the stars they grew up watching.

WWE.com: How will a match of this magnitude play out?

Jimmy Hart: The people that are there will definitely get their money’s worth. I’m sure Shawn will have a lot of fans there that love him and the same thing with the Hulkster. I think what Vince is doing, bringing some of the legends back and putting them on TV – I know Jake was on a few months ago, of course Hulk, and Piper’s been in and out – I just think it’s great. It’s a little something for everybody. It gives people their money’s worth.

WWE.com: Last week, Shawn Michaels began poking fun at Hogan’s age and his ability in the ring. What do you think of those tactics?

Jimmy Hart: It’s like Hogan said a long time ago. He said it’s not about the best wrestler, it’s about who makes the most money. Hulkster, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair. Those are some of the stars of the past who are still able to talk the people into the seats. Of course, all of them were able to perform, too, in their own way. But I learned a long time ago you never say anyone’s old, you never say anyone’s fat and you never say anyone’s bald. Because if that fat, old, bald person beats you, it makes you look stupid.

WWE.com: Who is your pick to win at SummerSlam?

Jimmy Hart (jokingly): Here’s what I’d like to see happen. Hulk comes out to American Made, not Real American, because American Made is Jimmy Hart’s song. Shawn Michaels comes out to Sexy Boy, another Jimmy Hart song. They have a great match, all of a sudden you hear another Jimmy Hart song and here comes Bret “Hit Man” Hart. They both look at Bret and are in shock. And then out comes Vince McMahon. Then the next match is Bret Hart teaming up with Hogan against Vince and Shawn. Then down the line we can bring Stephanie back and bring Hulk’s daughter in. She’s 17 and knows karate. So before you know it we have three PPVs and can build up to WrestleMania and of course I’d like to see Jimmy Hart as special referee. We’d have tremendous buyrates and sold out crowds.

WWE.com: You’ve mentioned Hulk’s show Hogan Knows Best and you were even shown in the Hall of Fame episode. What do you think of Hogan’s show?

Jimmy Hart: It’s been awesome. It started out for his daughter because she has a great voice and singing and everything. And Jessica Simpson and Ashlee Simpson seem to be getting shows and they helped kicked off their careers. I think what happened is – we went down to shoot a pilot – Hulk called me and Brian Knobbs and we went down to shoot the pilot. They just loved it and picked it up. I just wish I could have been in it more, but I’ve been traveling all over the country. I do my stuff in Memphis Wrestling every two weeks for a live show on UPN with Jerry Lawler and have been working on all of my music projects. But being on this past week, if there was one show to be on that was it. I’m still grateful for anything I can get out of the wrestling business because wrestling has been so good to me. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame was the greatest thing to ever happen to me.

WWE.com: Speaking of the Hall of Fame, who do you think would make good future inductees?

Jimmy Hart: I definitely think Bret Hart. As far as tag teams go, maybe Bret and (Jim) Neidhart together as the Hart Foundation. I’d love to see the Honky Tonk Man in there. Entertainment-wise he was a major part of WWE’s success (in the 80s). Jake “The Snake” Roberts – I think Jake was a major part of it back then (the 80s) as well. There’s just so many people that we went up and down the road with that were tremendous and did so much for the business. There’s plenty more than that, but those are three or four that I think the world of.



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UPDATE ON HARDCORE HOMECOMING MERCHANDISE SHIPPING

By: Bob Ryder
8/6/2005 12:51:15 PM


All domestic orders placed through www.hardcorehomecoming.com have been processed and mailed. International orders began shipping today. All new orders are being shipped within 48 hours of receipt of order.

To order the Hardcore Homecoming or Forever Hardcore DVD, or any other Hardcore Homecoming merchandise, click here


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JEFF HARDY'S TNA SUSPENSION IS LIFTED...FANS TO PICK DANIELS' PPV OPPONENT

By: TNAwrestling.com
8/6/2005 9:20:35 AM

Jeff Hardy Suspension Lifted, "Internet Dream Match" Announced

TNAwrestling.com learned on Friday afternoon that TNA management has lifted their suspension on “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy, which resulted from Hardy’s failure to appear at May’s “Hard Justice” event.

According to TNA management, Hardy has been informed of the decision and that he is expected to appear at the Sunday, August 14 “Sacrifice” Pay-Per-View. Once more information is available, we will post it here on TNAwrestling.com first.

In addition, we’ve learned that starting this Monday on the website there will be a special vote by fans for an “Internet Dream Match” to determine The Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels’ opponent at “Sacrifice”. Fans will have the opportunity to select one of several independent wrestling stars, with the winner facing Daniels next Sunday, August 14 on Pay-Per-View in an X Division non-title match. TNAwrestling.com will release the names along with the official vote this Monday afternoon on the website.


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Friday, August 05, 2005

Just A WWE Rant

Ok I know I have been slacking off on this blog big time but there is nothing really worth writing about going on in wrestling! Unless you are one of the people excited because WWE had a visit from Bret Hart and Dusty Rhoades! I mean does anyone really care about either one of them?

Lets start with Bret Hart. I used to really like him. But now he is doing nothing but whining all the time about the state of wrestling and how bad everyone is treated but he doesn’t do anything about it. Plus I have totally lost any respect for him after Owen Hart got killed and he went on about how he has washed his hands of WWE but every time you turn around he is running back to them with his tail between his legs.

He is stupid and lame now. If it was my brother and he died because he got bullied into doing something he didn’t really want to do in the first place, I would never go back to work for that company. Bret you need to learn how to hold your ground and learn to work for less pay!

On to Dusty Rhoades! Where do you start with someone that has been in the wrestling business for as long as he has? Oh I know lets start with how bitter he is with his fans now. I know and I understand that some fans are just stupid and don’t understand that wrestling isn’t real so they think that even when you are not working you are in character. But when you are at a wrestling venue and a kid wants to talk to you or a photo or an autograph take 2 damn minutes out of your busy schedule to do it for a kid! Don’t be rude about it.

I don’t know why WWE would waste there time and money they are losing money hand over fist to be bothered with Dusty. I really don’t see what Dusty brings to the table for WWE’S creative staff. I mean he did nothing for TNA they are doing so much better without him. I’m sure it wont belong before he brings Dustin on and well we all know how that goes. I hope that WWE knows what they are doing their storylines are stupid enough!

Other than stupid brainstorms there is nothing worth writing about in wrestling which does give me more time for other things such as band promotions! But I hate not spending more time on my wrestling blog. I hope something happens to liven things up a bit.


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