KURT ANGLE BEATS BROCK LESNAR IN JAPAN FOR THE IWGP CHAMPIONSHIP By Bill Banks
Friday in Tokyo, Japan, TNA Wrestling World Heavyweight Champion Kurt
Angle defeated longtime rival Brock Lesnar for the IWGP Championship in
a match for Antonio Inoki’s new IGF wrestling promotion.
TNA officials spoke by phone with Angle following the match, who had this to say:
IWGP Championship is the second title to add to my growing collection,”
Angle said. On July 15 at Victory Road, I’m going to add a third title
– the TNA World Tag Team Championship. Then after Victory Road, there
will only be one more title for me to win – and that’s to take the X
Championship from that fat slob Samoa Joe!”
Angle finished up by saying…
“It's real...it's damn real...thank you!"
Angle will be returning to the United States with both his TNA World
Heavyweight Championship as well as the IWGP Championship.
WWE Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino def. Cryme Tyme (non-title match)
Kane def. United States Champion MVP (non-title match)
Mickie James def. Victoria
The Great Khali def. Eugene
Batista def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge (non-title match)
Results:The Animal's revenge
By Andrew Rote
June 29, 2007
SAN ANTONIO – Last Sunday may have been Vengeance: Night of Champions, but this week’s SmackDown was truly a night for revenge.
Much to his disappointment, Edge was forced by acting General Manager Vickie Guerrero to face Batista in a Night of Champions rematch. Even though he is not eligible to win the World Heavyweight Championship, The Animal ran wild on Edge in the main event. After punishing the Rated-R Superstar throughout much of the contest, Batista foiled his plans for a spear when he turned it into a setup for an earth-shaking Batista Bomb, following by a three-count.
As Edge lay on his back, Batista raised the World Heavyweight Championship and then dropped it on the still body of the titleholder. The Ultimate Opportunist still has the gold, but does The Animal have his number?
In one of the night’s inter-promotional matches, WWE Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino had their hands full with Cryme Tyme. Raw’s notorious thieves tripped Domino and popped him in the kisser, breaking his nose before Domino was able to roll up Shad for the pin. Cryme Tyme may have lost, but revenge was theirs when they drove out of the arena in Deuce & Domino’s ride. Porter didn’t look as sharp as he did when he retained the United States Championship against Ric Flair at Vengeance: Night of Champions. Capitalizing off of a missed kick by MVP, Kane sent the prosperous Superstar to the mat with a chokeslam. Fortunately for MVP, the title is still his and his contest with Kane wasn’t an Inferno Match like the last time they met at Armageddon.
Flair didn’t have the chance to get revenge on the United States Champion this week, though he was able to teach a lesson to his other young, disrespectful rival, Carlito. Raw’s self-proclaimed coolest Superstar suffered the infamous Figure Four Leg Lock before tapping out to his former mentor.
The Cruiserweight Championship was once again on the line when Chavo Guerrero faced Jamie Noble and Funaki in a Triple Threat Match. Proving once again that he deserves the gold, Chavo covered Funaki to earn the win. Perhaps nobody is quite on his level when it comes to SmackDown’s cruiserweight division.
Another chance for vengeance came when Matt Hardy took on one half the World Tag Team Champions, Lance Cade. Hardy hit him with a Twist of Fate out of nowhere and covered Cade, who didn’t have his partner in crime this time around to help him bend the rules.
In other SmackDown action, The Great Khali turned Eugene into his personal ragdoll and Mickie James spoiled Victoria’s first night in action as a member of the SmackDown roster.
Did Batista and company get enough revenge for their peace of mind or will they keep coming back for more? Be sure to watch Friday Night SmackDown at 8/7 CT on the CW Network to find out.
SAN ANTONIO – WWE.com has learned that during a hard-knuckled, in-ring war with Cryme Tyme on SmackDown, WWE Tag Team Champion Domino suffered a broken nose and a possible broken orbital socket.
Domino and his partner, Deuce, met the thieving Raw tandem on the greasers’ Friday night turf with heavy bragging rights at stake. Though the leather-coated champions scored the victory after Domino rolled up Shad for the pin, it wasn’t an easy night for the guys from the Other Side of the Tracks. During the match, JTG tripped up Domino, driving him face-first into the mat and instantly drawing blood from the tag champ’s nose. Following the match – and Cryme Tyme’s robbery of Deuce & Domino’s car – WWE medical staff tended to Domino where he was diagnosed with the injury.
Tune in to SmackDown next week to catch the WWE Tag Team Champions and for updates on Domino’s condition.
Thursday: Team 3D Defends The Tag Team Title On "iMPACT!" Impact Preview June 28th, 2007 22:01 PREVIEW FOR THURSDAY’S HUGE “iMPACT!” ON SPIKE TV Team 3D To Defend The TNA World Tag Team Titles By Bill Banks
This Thursday night, TNA Wrestling “iMPACT!” returns at 9pm on SpikeTV with a huge title match as TNA prepares for the upcoming “Match Of Champions” at Victory Road on Sunday, July 15 on Pay-Per-View!
TNA WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH: TEAM 3D vs. THE LATIN AMERICAN XCHANGE vs. AJ STYLES & CHRISTOPHER DANIELS
Can Team 3D survive their title defense this Thursday night to advance to the “Match of Champions” against Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe?
TNA Management Director Jim Cornette has announced that Brother Ray and Brother Devon will defend against two of the former World Tag Team Champions in The Latin American Xchange as well as “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles & “The Fallen Angel” Christopher Daniels!
Since losing the gold to Team 3D, the Latin American Xchange have demanded a rematch – and this Thursday night, they’ll finally get it with a huge opportunity at stake. If Homicide and Hernandez can reclaim the TNA World Tag Team Title, they’ll head into the main event bout at “Victory Road” with a chance to win the TNA World Heavyweight Title or the X Division Championship!
In addition, Thursday night will be a reunion for the former championship duo of AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels, who went to hell and back with the LAX last year for the tag team gold. Although they haven’t teamed in some time, can Styles & Daniels pull off the win and advance to the “Match Of Champions” on July 15 on Pay-Per-View? Tune in and find out!
All this and much more this Thursday night on “iMPACT!” on SpikeTV! Check out TNAwrestling.com in the coming days for more info and matches for Thursday’s huge broadcast! _________________
News And Video From Thursday's "iMPACT!" Broadcast Impact Results June 28th, 2007 22:00 NEWS FROM THURSDAY’S “iMPACT!” BROADCAST ON SPIKE TV Kurt Angle Retains The TNA World Heavyweight Championship By Bill Banks
KURT ANGLE RETAINS THE WORLD TITLE – CAN HE AND SAMOA JOE CO-EXIST AT VICTORY ROAD? On Thursday’s “iMPACT!” broadcast on SpikeTV, it was one night and one match for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship as Kurt Angle defended against “The Instant Classic” Christian Cage and “The War Machine” Rhino.
Prior to the bout, new X Division Champion Samoa Joe was introduced to provide color commentary, but Joe instead attacked his nemesis Kurt Angle and brutalized him throughout the arena. Joe was eventually kicked out by Jim Cornette as the match finally got underway.
Following the mayhem and chaos during this amazing World Title bout, Angle was able to get the win over Rhino with the Olympic Slam only after interference by “Cowboy” James Storm, who once again spit his beer in Rhino’s face!
Now, it will be longtime enemies teaming up at Victory Road as TNA World Champion Kurt Angle joins forces with X Champion Samoa Joe to face the TNA World Tag Team Champions! Can Joe and Angle co-exist in the main event bout on July 15 on Pay-Per-View or will all hell break loose between the bitter rivals?
Other news items from Thursday’s World Title Match on “iMPACT!” :
- During the title match, Christian Cage was attacked not only by Abyss but also by “Wildcat” Chris Harris as well! Cage has made so many enemies in recent weeks that he was become public enemy number one in TNA Wrestling. However, when Tomko and AJ Styles attempted to help Cage, the icon Sting made his way to ringside to even the odds and join Abyss and Harris in pummeling Cage’s crew!
- Next Thursday on “iMPACT!” it will be Team 3D’s turn to defend the TNA World Tag Team Title against The Latin American Xchange and the team of AJ Styles & Christopher Daniels! If Team 3D wants to survive to make it to the main event at Victory Road, they’ll have to get past both former World Tag Team Champions in LAX and the reuniting Styles & Daniels.
De professionele worstelaar Chris Benoit (aka The Crippler) heeft afgelopen weekend eerst zijn vrouw gewurgd, vervolgens zijn 7-jarige zoon laten stikken en ten slotte zichzelf opgehangen aan het koord van een fitnessapparaat. Dat hebben de autoriteiten dinsdag gemeld. De drie lichamen werden aangetroffen in het huis van het gezin in Fayetteville, in de Amerikaanse staat Georgia.
Christopher Michael Benoit was een Frans Canadese professionele worstelaar. Hij worstelde tot kort voor het eind van zijn leven voor de SmackDown! show van de World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Op 11 juni 2007 werd hij in de WWE Draft Lottery gekozen om voor ECW te worstelen.
Volgens de officier van justitie had Benoit zijn vrouw Nancy vrijdag vermoord in een zolderkamer van zijn huis. Haar lichaam werd gevonden met haar voeten en polsen vastgebonden. Een plas bloed onder haar hoofd duidde op een worsteling.
Zijn zoon Daniel vermoordde hij zaterdagavond of zondagmorgen, is uit autopsie gebleken. Hij werd in zijn bed aangetroffen. Vervolgens wachtte hij nog een periode, die volgens schatting uiteen kan lopen van enkele uren tot een hele dag, tot hij zichzelf ophing aan het koord van een apparaat met gewichten om spieren mee te trainen.
De openbare aanklager noemde het bizar, dat de worstelaar de moorden over een heel weekend uitspreidde en vervolgens een hele tijd met de lichamen in het huis doorbracht voor hij de hand aan zichzelf sloeg. Over een mogelijk motief was nog niets bekend. Wel werden er op doktersvoorschrift verkregen anabole steroïden in het pand gevonden. (anp/hln)
WWE Champion John Cena def. ECW World Champion Johnny Nitro (non-title)
CM Punk def. elijah Burke (2 Out of 3 Falls Match; Punk No. 1 Contender to ECW World Title)
Results:Punk makes mark in wild night of ECW action
By Corey Clayton
June 26, 2007
SAN ANTONIO – Just two days after seeing the ECW World Title slip out of his grasp at Vengeance: Night of Champions, CM Punk had one goal: to reestablish himself as “the man.”
“It’s time CM Punk became the man in ECW,” Punk told WWE.com before heading to the ring Tuesday night. “I’ve kind of been the uncrowned man for quite a while, but I haven’t been able to nail it down and pull the trigger on the big one. Now is the time for me to make it happen.”
And did he ever. Taking on New Breed leader Elijah Burke, Punk scored the final two pinfalls in a best-of-three-falls match to be named the No. 1 contender for Johnny Nitro’s freshly-won ECW World Title.
With both Superstars splitting the first two falls and momentum on the Straightedge Superstar’s side, Punk went for the knockout blow, trying to catch Burke in a GTS. Burke elbowed his way out of it, and after a series of counters by the pair, Punk was able to stun Burke and hit the GTS for the pinfall win.
After the match, Nitro came down to ringside and posed with the ECW World Title, staring down Punk. Also, the AT&T Center crowd witnessed two special appearances by WWE Superstars on ECW on Sci Fi.
First, WWE Champion John Cena visited Raw for the first time in more than a year, challenging the new ECW World Champion Nitro to a Champion vs. Champion exhibition match.
Allegedly suffering from a high fever and cold symptoms, Nitro took it to the WWE Champion. He showed traces of new-found hardcore improvisation, throwing the Chain Gang commander into the ringside steps.
Nitro’s attempts to grind Cena down just couldn’t close the deal, as Cena battled back, setting up Nitro for a FU, but Nitro was able to counter it by flipping out of the slam and sending a kick to Cena’s head from the second rope.
But Nitro could not capitalize. As he set Cena on the top rope for a superplex, The Champ shoved Nitro down to the mat, and caught the ECW Champion with a leg drop from the top rope. Cena quickly hooked Nitro in the STFU submission to score the victory. Nitro appeared later in the program to issue a warning to his ECW counterparts, saying that his loss to Cena was a fluke, due to his illness. He also said it didn’t matter who was named No. 1 contender to his title.
“I am the ECW World Champion, and no one can take that away from me,” Nitro proudly boasted.
Also, fans witnessed a meeting of the minds between former New York City schoolteacher Matt Striker and WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
Striker came down to ringside during Piper’s appearance with a birthday cake in hand. He told the “Hot Rod” of his admiration for the Scot and his storied career. Then he asked Piper to join in singing “Happy Birthday” to celebrate Striker’s recent birthday. Piper lead the San Antonio fans in a round of singing, then smashed the chocolate cake in the teacher’s face just before the final verse.
As Striker tried to clean the fudge frosting out of his eyes, Boogeyman appeared from a cloud of sulfur smoke at ringside, and headed after the former educator.
Striker’s escape was cut off by Piper, who tossed him back into the ring, where the pit dweller powerbombed Striker into his cake debris. Then, as a special birthday gift for Striker, Boogeyman fed the teacher a mouthful of nightcrawlers – no gift wrap required, and no gift receipt.
Citaat Benoit's death part of a double murder-suicide Written: June 25, 2007According to lead investigator Lt. Tommy Pope, of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, in Fayetteville, Ga., the deaths of WWE Superstar Chris Benoit, wife Nancy and son Daniel were the result of a double murder-suicide, WWE.com has learned.
Benoit failed to appear both at Saturday’s live event in Beaumont, Tx., and WWE’s Vengeance: Night of Champions in Houston Sunday night, after informing WWE of a family emergency. Several curious text messages sent by Benoit early Sunday morning prompted concerned friends to alert Richard Hering, VP of Government Relations for WWE, Inc. Hering, in turn, spoke with Fayette County sheriffs Monday, and requested that they respond to the Benoit residence to check on him and his family.
Authorities representing the Sheriff’s Department initially had a difficult time entering Benoit’s new Fayetteville home Monday afternoon, which had been guarded by two large German Shepherds roaming freely around the property. Once authorities entered the residence, they quickly located the bodies of Benoit, Nancy and Daniel. WWE was notified of the discovery at approximately 4 p.m.
At 10 p.m. Monday night, Lt. Pope held a press conference in conjunction with Scott Ballard, the district attorney for Fayette County. The press conference officially ruled authorities’ findings as a double murder-suicide from within the home.
WAGA, a FOX-owned and operated television station in Atlanta, reported that investigators believe Benoit killed his wife and 7-year-old son over the weekend, then himself on Monday.
The three bodies have been received by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s crime lab, in Decatur, Ga., where autopsies will be performed Tuesday morning. Toxicology reports will not become available for at least two weeks.
WWE.com has further information relating to both the investigation and the cause of death, but the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department has requested that WWE.com not release any additional details at this time.
--Former Mid-Atlantic, SMW and WCW TV announcer Bob Caudle suffered a series of heart attacks on Thursday and is home resting and recuperating. Caudle wants fans and friends to know he plans on attending the NWA Legends reunion in August. If you would like to send him a get-well card, you can go send it to email@example.com He's been thrilled with the response he's gotten. If you've got a moment, it would really brighten the day of a guy who spent decades in the industry.
World Tag Team Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch def. The Hardys Cruiserweight Champion Chavo Guerrero def. Jimmy Wang Yang Johnny Nitro def. CM Punk to win the vacant ECW World Title Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella def. Umaga (DQ) United States Champion MVP def. Ric Flair WWE Tag Team Champions Deuce & Domino def. Sgt. Slaughter & "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Batista (Count out; Last Chance Match) Candice Michelle def. Women's Champion Melina WWE Champion John Cena def. King Booker, Randy Orton, Bobby Lashley & Mick Foley (Challenge Match)
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