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The History of Sacrifice


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RVD hits AJ Styles with the 5-Star Frog Splash at Sacrifice 2010.

© 2010 TNA Entertainment, LLC.

The first Sacrifice pay-per-view event took place in August of 2005. In 2006, the event was moved to May where it has remained as the event that follows Lockdown, TNA's annual all-steel cage match event. This show has never left the iMPACT Zone and has featured a surprisingly low number of title changes during its history.

In 2013, TNA changed their pay-per-view strategy.  As a result, this show was taken off the calendar that year but returned in 2014 in the month of April.  Despite the change of the month, it is still the pay-per-view following Lockdown.

Title Changes at Sacrifice
2007: TNA World Heavyweight Championship - Kurt Angle beat Champion Christian Cage & Sting
2008: TNA Tag Team Championship - The Latin American Xchange beat Team 3D in the final round of the tournament for the vacant titles
2010: X Division Championship - Douglas Williams beat Kazarian
2012: TNA Tag Team Championship - Christopher Daniels & Kazarian beat Samoa Joe & Magnus
2014: TNA Tag Team Championship - The Wolves beat Champions The BroMans and DJ Z in a 3-on-2 No Disqualification Handicap Match
2014: Knockouts Championship - Angelina Love beat Madison Rayne

Sacrifice 2005 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 8/14/05
- Chris Sabin, Sonjay Dutt, & Shark Boy beat Elix Skipper, Simon Diamond, & David Young
- Alex Shelley beat Shocker
- Abyss beat Lance Hoyt
- 3 Live Kru (Killings & Konnan) beat Kip James & Monty Brown
- Christopher Daniels beat Austin Aries
- Jerry Lynn beat Sean Waltman
- Team Canada (Young/Rude/Williams/A1) beat America's Most Wanted & The Naturals
- Super X Cup Finals: Samoa Joe beat AJ Styles
- Jeff Jarrett & Rhino beat Sabu & Raven

Sacrifice 2006 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 5/14/06
- World X Cup Match: Jushin Liger beat Petey Williams
- NWA Tag Team Championship: Champions America’s Most Wanted beat AJ Styles & Chris Daniels
- Raven beat A1
- Bobby Roode beat Rhino
- The James Gang beat Team 3D
- World X Cup Gauntlet: Petey Williams won the match by pinning Puma
- Samoa Joe & Sting beat Jeff Jarret & Scott Steiner
- Full Metal Mayhem for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Christian Cage beat Abyss

Sacrifice 2007 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 5/13/07
- X Division Championship: Champion Chris Sabin beat Jay Lethal & Sonjay Dutt
- Robert Roode beat Jeff Jarrett
- Christopher Daniels beat Rhino
- Handicap Match: Basham & Damaja beat Kip James
- Texas Death Match: Chris Harris beat James Storm
- Jerry Lynn beat Senshi, Alex Shelley, & Tiger Mask
- TNA Tag Team Championship: Champions Team 3D beat the LAX and Scott Steiner & Tomko
- Samoa Joe beat AJ Styles
- TNA World Championship: Kurt Angle beat Champion Christian Cage & Sting to become the new World Champion

Sacrifice 2008 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 5/11/08
- Deuces Wild Tournament Quarterfinal Match: Team 3D beat Sting and James Storm
- Quarterfinal Match: Rhino and Christian Cage beat Booker T and Robert Roode
- Quarterfinal Match: The Latin American Xchange beat Kip James & Matt Morgan
- Quarterfinal Match: AJ Styles & Super Eric defeated BG James and Awesome Kong
- Terror Dome Match: Kaz beat Jay Lethal, Sonjay Dutt, Consequences Creed, Curry Man, Shark Boy, Jimmy Rave, Johnny Devine, Alex Shelley, and Chris Sabin
- Semifinal Match: Team 3D defeated Christian Cage and Rhino
- Semifinal Match: The Latin American Xchange defeated AJ Styles and Super Eric
- TNA Knockouts Makeover: Gail Kim beat ODB, Salinas, Roxxi Laveaux, Traci Brooks, Jacqueline, Rhaka Khan, Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, & Christy Hemme. As a result of this match, Roxxi Laveaux had her head shaved.
- Tournament Final: The Latin American Xchange beat Team 3D to win the vacant TNA Tag Team Championship
- TNA World Championship: Champion Samoa Joe beat Scott Steiner & Kaz (subbing for Kurt Angle)

Sacrifice 2009 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 5/24/09
- Lethal Consequences & Eric Young beat The Motor City Machineguns & Sheik Abdul Bashir
- Monster's Ball Match: Taylor Wilde beat Daffney
- X Division Championship: Champion Suicide and Daniels fought to a draw
- Knockouts Championship: Champion Angelina Love beat Awesome Kong
- Samoa Joe beat Kevin Nash
- Finals of the Team 3D Tag Team Invitational Tournament: Beer Money Inc. beat The British Invasion
- I Quit Match for the Legends Championship: Champion AJ Styles beat Booker T
- Ultimate Sacrifice: Sting beat TNA Champion Mick Foley, Jeff Jarrett, and Kurt Angle. As a result, Sting became the new leader of the Main Event Mafia.

Sacrifice 2010 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 5/6/10 - (Photo Gallery)
- #1 Contender's Match: The Motor City Machine Guns beat Team 3D and Beer Money
- Global Championship: Champion Rob Terry beat Orlando Jordan
- X Division Championship: Douglas Williams won the title from Kazarian
- Title vs. Career: Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne beat Tara and forced her to retire
- TNA Tag Team Championship: Champions Scott Hall and Kevin Nash beat Ink Inc.
- Cheslea vs. Ring: Abyss beat Desmond Wolfe to win the managerial services of Chelsea
- Jeff Hardy beat Mr. Anderson
- Sting beat Jeff Jarrett
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Rob Van Dam beat AJ Styles

Sacrifice 2011 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 5/15/11
- Mexican America beat Ink Inc.
- Brian Kendrick beat Robbie E
- TNA Knockouts Championship: Champion Mickie James beat Madison Rayne and as a result Tara is free from her contract with Madison Rayne
- X Division Championship: Champion Kazarian beat Max Buck
- Crimson beat Abyss
- TNA Tag Team Championship: Champions Beer Money beat Matt Hardy & Chris Harris
- No DQ Match: Tommy Dreamer beat AJ Styles
- Mixed Tag Team Match: Kurt Angle & Chyna beat Jeff Jarrett & Karen Jarrett
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Sting beat Rob Van Dam

Sacrifice 2012 – Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 5/13/12
- TNA Tag Team Championship: Christopher Daniels & Kazarian beat Samoa Joe & Magnus to win the titles
- TNA Knockouts Championship: Champion Gail Kim beat Brooke Tessmacher
- TNA Television Championship: Champion Devon beat Robbie E & Robbie T
- Mr. Anderson beat Jeff Hardy
- Crimson beat Eric Young
- Non-title Match: X Division Champion Austin Aries beat Bully Ray
- Kurt Angle beat AJ Styles
- Ladder Match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Bobby Roode beat Rob Van Dam

Sacrifice 2014 - Universal Studios; Orlando, FL 4/27/14
- 3-on-2 No Disqualification Handicap Match: The Wolves (Eddie Edwards & Davey Richards) beat Tag Team Champions The BroMans (Jessie Godderz & Robbie E) and DJ Z to win the titles
- Committed Match: Mr. Anderson beat Samuel Shaw
- Kurt Angle & Willow beat Ethan Carter III & Rockstar Spud
- X Division Championship: Champion Sanada beat Tigre Uno in Match 3 of their Best-of-3 Series
- I Quit Match: Gunner beat James Storm
- Knockouts Championship: Angelina Love won the title from Madison Rayne
- Tables Match: Bobby Roode beat Bully Ray
- TNA World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Eric Young beat Magnus


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