Everyone has heard of the game of musical
chairs as a child, but wrestling has decided to play musical channels.
With the recent developments undergoing
the Spike TV deal for TNA and a jump to USA
for WWE, the federations had the fans looking one way and then the other.But
now, WWE will be “home” and TNA will have a Slammin’ Saturday Night.
Total Nonstop Action Impact! headed into
the timeslot on Spike TV with a serious case of Slammin’ for the
viewers of Saturday night.The viewers had a night of action including “The
Phenomenal” AJ Styles retaining the TNA X-Division Title against Roderick Strong; The Alpha Male Monty Brown defeating
Lex Lovett with The Pounce; Chris Sabin defeating Alex Shelley and Petey Williams; and “The Charismatic Enigma”
Jeff Hardy vs. Rhino going to a no contest.
A surprise also showed up when Team
3D, formerly known as the Dudley Boyz, hit the ring on America’s
Most Wanted, along with the return of Kevin Nash.Announced for next week, Team
3D will take on America’s Most Wanted, 3 Live Kru (Konnan,
BG James and Ron “The Truth” Killings) will take on Team Canada.“The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels will be in three-way action taking
on Matt Bentley and Austin Aries.The monster Abyss will make his Spike TV debut
taking on Sonny Siaki and more information to be released about TNA’s next pay-per-view, Bound For Glory on October
23 in Orlando.
Not to be outdone by Spike TV’s
newest acquisition, World Wrestling Entertainment will present WWE Homecoming on Monday, October 3, on the USA Network.
With a five year hiatus from the
NBC owned network, WWE will have a power-packed lineup with special appearances including “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan,
Fabulous Moolah, Jimmy Hart, Hillbilly Jim, Superstar Billy Graham, Mae Young, Harley Race, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka,
Chief Jay Strongbow, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Nikolai Volkoff and Koko B. Ware.
The three-hour pay-per-view quality
show will include matches like the thirty-minute iron-man match between Shawn Micheals and Kurt Angle.The feud between Edge and Matt Hardy will come to a head with a Loser Leaves RAW in a Money in the Bank
Ladder Match.The WWE Champion, John Cena will be defending his title against
RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff; the Women’s Champion Trish Status will also be in action teaming up with the 2005
RAW Diva Search Winner Ashley to take on Torrie Wilson, Candice and Victoria in a three-on-two bra and panties match.
Don’t think that Smackdown isn’t
going to be involved in this event.Smackdown General Manager Theodore Long will
also bring action to this Homecoming.Also announced will be a special Piper’s
Pit when Rowdy Roddy Piper hosts with Mick Foley as a guest and the return of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and Triple
Don’t miss an action packed moment
with either of these events.RAW heads back to USA
on Monday, October 3, with a start time (CT) and TNA will be on Spike
TV October 8 with an (CT) start time.