Pre-Show Amazing Red defeated Kiyoshi Singles match
1.Eric Young and Lethal Consequences (Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed) defeated Sheik Abdul Bashir and The Motor City Machineguns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley) Six Man Tag Team match
2.Taylor Wilde defeated Daffney (with Abyss) TNA Knockout Monster's Ball match
3.Suicide © fought Christopher Daniels to a draw Singles match for the TNA X Division Championship
4.Angelina Love © defeated Awesome Kong (with Raisha Saeed) Singles match for the TNA Women's Knockout Championship
5.Samoa Joe defeated Kevin Nash Singles match
6.Beer Money, Inc. (Robert Roode and James Storm) defeated The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams) (with Rob Terry) Tag Team match; finals in the Team 3D Invitational Tag Team Tournament
7.A.J. Styles © defeated Booker T "I Quit" match for the TNA Legends Championship
8.Sting defeated Mick Foley ©, Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett Four Way Ultimate Sacrifice match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship
Before the show was broadcasted live, there was a match that aired on TNA's Web site and for free on television, which pitted Amazing Red against Kiyoshi (Akira Raijin). Red won the match by pinfall after hitting a standing shooting star press .
The first match on the show was a Six Man Tag Team match between the team of Eric Young and Lethal Consequences (Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed (Austin Watson) against The Motor City Machineguns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley) and Sheik Abdul Bashir (Shawn Daivari). The end of the match came when Lethal was able to get the win for his team by pinning Bashir with a sunset flip.
The coming match was Monster's Ball between Taylor Wilde and Daffney (Shannon Spruill), with Abyss (Chris Parks) in her corner, that saw both women exchange weapons shots before Wilde was able to get a pinfall victory over Daffney after using a Death Valley Driver to throw Daffney on a trash can. Following the match, Abyss' therapist, Dr. Stevie (Michael Manna), came down to the ring with a bag filled with thumbtacks, and demanded Abyss to throw Wilde onto the contents of the bag that were spilled onto the mat. After some influence from Lauren, he turned on Stevie by grabbing him by the throat, and chokeslamming him onto the thumbtacks.
Daniels (Daniel Covell) challenged Suicide for the X Division Championship after he saved Suicide from an attack a week prior on Impact!; their match was interrupted by the Motor City Machine Guns, who attacked Suicide before fleeing the ring as Daniels pinned his opponent until he saw a replay, and refused to accept the title under those circumstances presented to him; he ordered the match to add another five minutes, which expired, leading to Suicide retaining the title.
Following was a second title match for the Women's Knockout Championship, which pitted Angelina Love, the champion, against Awesome Kong. The match was centered around Love running from Kong before being blocked by Kong's manager, Raisha Saeed (Melissa Anderson), which saw Kong beat down on her opponent before the referee was distracted while she grabbed a can of hairspray, and expelled the contents into the challenger's eyes before she slid her arm between Kong's legs, and used a schoolgirl to get the pinfall victory. Following the match, an irate Kong wound up hitting Love with her signature drop, the Implant Buster, driving Love's face into the mat, twice before leaving.
Next was the match between Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash. The match fell to the outside with both men jockeying for the control of a steel chair with Joe hitting his opponent in the face, causing him to bleed. Although Joe won the match using his signature rear naked choke, called the Coquina Clutch, he continued to beat on Nash with elbow strikes .
Main event matches
The finals for the "Team 3D Invitational Tag Team Tournament" was held at Sacrifice with Beer Money, Inc. against The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams). It was a physical match that saw all four men perform a plethora of tag team maneuvers and high spots with a highlight being Storm performing a Frankensteiner followed by a top rope body press by Roode. The finish came when Storm hit his signature Superkick called the Last Call on Williams and Roode getting the pin.
Following this was the "I Quit" match for the Legends Championship between A.J. Styles and Booker T with his wife, Sharmell, in his corner. The action started in Booker's favor, as he would take Styles to the outside, dropping him throat-first onto the guardrail; every time the referee gave him the microphone, he would not speak. After a while, Styles would reverse the momentum with a backflip kick to Booker's face Styles calls the Pelé Kick. This led to the match breaking down into a brawl with Booker refusing to quit. The finish to the match came when Styles would lock in an armbar on Booker whilst in mid-air, which led to Booker's reluctant ally in the Main Event Mafia, Jenna Morasca, to come to the ring, and threw a towel in the ring, signifying Booker's concession.
The main event followed for the World Heavyweight Championship between defending champion Mick Foley, Kurt Angle, Jeff Jarrett, and Sting. The match quickly turned into a brawl on the outside of the ring and the entrance ramp. After a few minutes of action from Foley, he decided to take a rest, and started doing commentary while all three of his opponents continued to wrestle. Fellow members of the Main Event Mafia, Angle and Sting, would double team Jarrett before a communications breakdown, leading to the two fighting each other. After Sting was taken down, Angle turned his attention to Foley at the announcers table, diving onto him, leading to Foley returning to the ring. Foley would then put the mandible claw on both Sting and Jarrett, attempting for a dual submission, which led to a potential dual pin (both men went to the mat with their shoulders down). The match ended when Jarrett dropped Angle from the second turnbuckle with his finishing maneuver the Stroke onto a chair. Foley would grab Jarrett when he went for the pinfall, and Sting would sneak into the ring make the pin on Angle, winning the match. This effectively made Sting the leader of the Main Event Mafia, but due to Foley not being directly defeated, Sting did not win the title.
The show was given positive feedback from critics. Dave Meltzer, writer of the professional wrestling periodical, The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, would say multiple times in his pay-per-view report for the show that it, "overachieved", and he gave special attention to the "Team 3D Invitational Tag Team Tournament" finals and the "I quit" match. The only form of criticism he gave the show were some of the illogical booking tactics made by the company. The Pro Wrestling Torch reporter, James Caldwell, reviewed the show, as well, giving it a generally good review, but also criticized the show in a number of spots, specifically the "I quit" match: "Best match of the PPV until the finish with Sharmell-Jenna continuing their feud on PPV TV. Keep it on free TV (if TNA is so adamant about continuing this), but don't put that dumb storyline on pay TV. As usual, TNA tries to find a way out of a stipulation. Sucks to rant on that, because the match was awesome and one of Booker's best performances in years."
A common theme amongst the criticism was the "lack of common sense", as wrestling journalist, Ben Miller, put it.. He made particular mention to the World title match, by saying, "...there was no reason for Jarrett, Angle or Foley to attempt to beat Sting. You can win a championship, control of the company, leadership of a powerful faction or… what? If you end Sting’s career do you become six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. There is, of course, the argument that by pinning Sting you eliminate a potential rival. I don’t think the crowd bought that argument. The heat was spotty during the match and the lack of a sensible reason for attacking Sting appeared to be a big part of it. TNA Sacrifice 2009 felt flat, but it shouldn’t have. Most everyone worked hard, some angles paid off and some angles left fans intrigued. Those three ingredients usually make for a good show. Instead, one-third of the matches had conceptual problems...".