Breaking news: The Big Show making his return? Posted by Bobby Spade on 01/13/2008 at 12:05 AM
Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter
We reported earlier that The Wrestling Observer Newsletter had noted a big name of WWE's past - a multi-champion superstar was set to return with the company.
The January 14 edition of the Newsletter confirms that former multi-time WWE Champion Paul Wight - The Big Show - has either signed with the company or has agreed to a deal, and will be starting full-time very soon.
Big Show is down to 440 lbs after leaving pro wrestling to rest, and pursue a possible career in boxing, which obviously included boxing training that got him in quite a good shape. Dave Meltzer also mentions in the Observer that a part of his boxing deal was that Hulk Hogan was to be his "front man" acting like a manager in wrestling for him by doing promos and appearances. This was also the main reason many boxing promoters were actually interested in Big Show and paying him so much money to learn the sport. These plans, however, fell apart at some point, and Show realized that at his age, boxing might not be the right direction to go anyway...
Friday night’s edition of WWE SmackDown! scored a 2.9 overnight rating. The show’s hours scored a 2.8 in the first hour and a 3.0 in the second hour. This is a slight improved from last week’s 2.8 overall rating.
Ron "The Truth" Killings has signed with World Wrestling Entertainment. Killings is a 2-time former NWA World champion. He wrestled for WWE briefly back in 2001 as "K-Kwick".
Killings was also telling people at an indy show he was on last week that he was going to sign the contract World Wrestling Entertainment offered him. His deal is an $80,000 per year downside guarantee, thus meaning that he will bypass developmental and head straight for the main roster upon his arrival.
Jamie Noble def. Chuck Palumbo (Royal Rumble Qualifying Match) Batista def. United States Champion MVP (Non-title, Count-out) Undertaker def. Matt Striker & Mark Henry (Handicap Match) Hornswoggle def. Ranjin Singh (Arm Wrestling Contest) Kane def. Domino Rey Mysterio def. Chavo Guerrero
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – After being cheated out of winning the Beat the Clock Challenge last week on SmackDown by special guest referee Matt Striker, Undertaker came into his SmackDown Handicap Match against Striker & Mark Henry with retribution on his mind. While The Phenom found a measure of that revenge when he delivered a Tombstone to Striker for the victory, he was quickly assaulted by Big Daddy V & the World’s Strongest Man. Not one to be denied, Undertaker managed to fight off the half-ton of humanity. (WATCH) Will Big Daddy V, Henry & Striker continue to target The Deadman as he heads toward the Royal Rumble?
Walk the walk As announced earlier in the week on WWE.com, United States Champion MVP will look to end the career of Ric Flair at Royal Rumble when the two face off in a Career Threatening Match with the “Nature Boy’s” livelihood at stake. Well before that, however, former Flair protégé Batista took issue with the Ballin’ Superstar on SmackDown. The Animal may have won the match by count-otu after knocking MVP to the floor, but the Franchise Playa’s night wasn’t finished. He grabbed a steel chair to try and decimate Batista, but The Animal erupted and laid the U.S. Champion out with a spear. (WATCH)
Shocking the competition While Ranjin Singh claimed that he strictly followed the training regimen of The Great Khali prior to an Arm Wrestling Contest against Hornswoggle, it was the power of the mind that would give Mr. McMahon’s illegitimate son the upper hand for the win. With Finlay in his corner – armed with an electro-shock device for extra protection – Hornswoggle took full advantage of his opportunity and secured another improbable victory. The Punjabi giant didn’t like the outcome, however, and tried to devastate the pint-sized prankster after the contest. But as has been the case recently, the Irishman made sure Khali did not have the chance, nailing him with a steel chair to chase him off.
The best of intentions Jamie Noble defeated Chuck Palumbo for the fourth time in as many tries, this time in a Royal Rumble Qualifying Match. (WATCH) Noble now will head to the Rumble, while Chuck appears to be headed toward a breakdown. After the loss, the revved-up Superstar once again took out all his angst on good friend Michelle McCool. The All-American Diva was embarrassed by her supposed confidant’s verbal bashing, and the friendship appears to be on the rocks. Jamie Noble showed his chivalrous side, however, and McCool once again seemed to appreciate the kindness.
Getting fired up Earlier in the week on WWE.com, Kane was named one of the 30 participants in this year’s Royal Rumble Match, and he showed why he is one of the most feared Rumble competitors when he dismantled Domino on SmackDown. As Kane readies himself to make another Rumble impact, Domino and his partner Deuce are still looking for their first victory of 2008.
Family business While General Manager Vickie Guerrero tried to congratulate Rey Mysterio on becoming No. 1 contender to her lover Edge and the World Championship, Rey voiced his displeasure with Vickie’s public relationship with the Rated-R Superstar. Chavo Guerrero interrupted to voice concerns with not just the GM’s relationship, but also with Rey. When all was said and done, Vickie made a match between longtime rivals Rey and Chavo, one that Edge took a ringside seat for.
- There is a NEW TNA Women’s Champion as Awesome Kong (accompanied by a mysterious new associate) defeated Gail Kim on Thursday’s broadcast to become the titleholder! Just like their two previous bouts, this match was just as explosive and action-packed. However, unlike their previous matches, Gail wasn’t able to stop her juggernaut nemesis! Kong was able to beat Gail after hitting her with multiple sitdown powerbomb finishers. Check out video above of Kong’s huge win over Gail to claim the gold!
- Samoa Joe arrived to “iMPACT!” looking for TNA management director Jim Cornette to punish Kevin Nash for what he did to Joe at the PPV, but Cornette told Joe to solve the mess himself. Later, Joe and Nash had a heated argument in the back where Nash told Joe he was the punk – not Nash. Nash told Joe to stop talking and start going after what he wants in TNA!
- Also looking for revenge on the broadcast was Christian Cage, who announced early on that AJ Styles was his number-one target for costing him his chance at the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Later in the broadcast, Cage came out to confront AJ during an in-ring ceremony where Kurt Angle crowned AJ his “Prince”. However, before Cage could unleash his anger – Samoa Joe hit the arena as well to demand a shot at the World Title. Jim Cornette eventually came out to put a stop to shouting match and announced that next week, it will be Cage vs. Styles vs. Joe on “iMPACT!” with the winner facing Kurt Angle for the World Championship at Against All Odds. However, if AJ wins, he has the choice of facing Angle or letting the champ rest until Lockdown in April!
- On the broadcast, Robert Roode addressed accidentally striking Sharmell at the Final Resolution Pay-Per-View. According to Roode, she was in the wrong place at the weong time and it was Booker’s fault that he didn’t protect her. Later in the broadcast, footage aired from earlier in the week of Booker T at the hospital with Sharmell. Booker promised that all his anger would now be directed towards Robert Roode. After the footage aired, Roode officially fired Ms. Brooks from Robert Roode Inc, and then actually tried to wrestle her! Jim Cornette came out and put a stop to the match and told Brooks to leave the arena to get away from Roode. However, before she could leave she was attacked by Roode’s mystery fan at ringside! As the blonde pummeled Brooks, Roode held off Cornette and TNA security with a steel chair, then Roode revealed her name was Ms. Peyton Banks!
- The Motor City Machineguns (Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley) defeated “Primetime” Elix Skipper and Senshi.
- In a mixed match, The Latin American Xchange and their newest addition the lovely “Salinas” defeated Lance Hoyt, Jimmy Rave and Christy Hemme.
- Tomko obliterated Shark Boy in singles action – after the bout Shark Boy was taken out on a stretcher!
- The maniacal Judas Mesias continued his path of destruction by beating “Wildcat” Chris Harris. During the bout, manager James Mitchell announced that Abyss has until next week to tell the world his secret – or Mitchell will reveal it himself!
- Team 3D and Johnny Devine made a challenge for a Street Fight at Against All Odds to “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal and the Motor City Machineguns on the broadcast – if Machismo and the Machineguns wins, they can have the X Championship back. However, if Team 3D wins the X Division will cease to exist in TNA Wrestling!
- The team of Petey Williams and Sonjay Dutt were able to defeat the Voodoo Kin Mafia in tag team action. During the bout, Scott Steiner came out and switched his “Feast Or Fired” case with Petey, leading to Williams giving chase. After Sonjay got the win, Kip James yelled at BG James that he demanded to know who his new tag team partner is next week.
Rumor: Chris Harris leaving TNA for WWE? Posted by Bobby Spade on 01/10/2008 at 01:39 AM
Steve Gerweck is reporting that former TNA tag team champion TNA “Wildcat” Chris Harris has agreed to sign a deal with World Wrestling Entertainment. Gerweck is claiming that Harris' contract with TNA expired last week and that they were unable to convince him to remain with the company.
Stay tuned for more on this potential breaking news.
WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison def. Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore Mark Henry def. Colin Delaney Kelly Kelly vs. Layla (Diva Dance Off, no contest) ECW Champion CM Punk def. Chavo Guerrero (DQ)
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. – The duo of Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore had been on a roll lately against WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison, but their luck ended during tonight’s 15 Minutes of Fame Match. The Miz & Morrison tied Yang & Moore with one decision each in 15 minutes; therefore the Champions retain their Tag Team Titles. Coming within a split second of the gold, Wang & Moore displayed their greatest effort, but it wasn’t enough to unseat The Miz & Morrison.
An injured Colin Delaney bravely stepped into the ECW ring for the third time, and told Tazz he’s hurt so badly he probably shouldn’t have ventured out of bed. After two brutal matches against Shelton Benjamin and Big Daddy V, it’s no surprise the third time was not a charm against Mark Henry, either. The World's Strongest Man demolished Colin, but will the newcomer be back for more?
Elsewhere in the Land of the Extreme, former best friends Kelly Kelly and Layla mixed it up, old school style on ECW this week. The two beauties got down and dirty in a Diva Dance Off, hosted by Lena Yada, who made her ECW debut. Layla and Kelly strutted their stuff for the crowd, but just when our fans were about to cheer for a winner, Lena entered herself into the Diva Dance Off. Layla and Kelly looked on in shock as Lena declared herself the winner.
Finally, our fans got another look at Kofi Kingston. The Jamaican Superstar has promised he’s bringing trouble to paradise.
Headlining ECW on Sci Fi, Chavo Guerrero got his second chance to earn an ECW Title match this week. Once again, the tenacious CM Punk came out on top when Guerrero was disqualified. More on this story…
-- Former TNA wrestler Ron "The Truth" Killings is in talks with WWE officials about possibly joining the company. A deal has yet to be reached, but Killings has indeed been offered a contract. More than likely, he's going to end up back in WWE in the near future.
In WWE's '15 Years of Raw' special magazine that was released on newsstands this past Tuesday, they put out a list on the top 15 reasons why WCW Monday Nitro failed. The Disco Inferno is the lone subject pictured in the feature. Here is the list:
15 Reasons Nitro Failed: Nothing compares to these shameful people and moments.
15. Tony Schiavone 14. nWo 2000 13. Anti-American Jim Duggan 12. Chavo Guerrero & Pepe 11. Vince Russo in the Pope Mobile 10. Matches in the Mall of America 09. Finger Poke of Doom (Kevin Nash drops to the mat to lose his title after Hulk Hogan pokes him on 1/4/99 Nitro) 08. The Magnificent Seven (2001 faction consisting of Ric Flair, Scott Steiner, Rick Steiner, Jeff Jarrett, Lex Luger, Buff Bagwell and Road Warrior Animal) 07. "Crazy" Ric Flair 06. New Blood vs. The Millionaires 05. Steve "Mongo" McMichael 04. Disco Inferno (pictured) 03. One Warrior Nation (short-lived 1998 faction consisting of Ultimate Warrior and The Disciple a.k.a. Brutus Beefcake) 02. Misfits in Action (2000 faction consisting of Hugh Morrus, Lash LeRoux, The Wall, Chavo Guerrero, Booker T, Tylene "Major Gunns" Buck and Vam Hammer) 01. David Arquette
Mr. Kennedy & Shawn Michaels def. Trevor Murdoch & Charlie Haas
Carlito def. Hardcore Holly
Ashley def. Melina, Jillian, Maria and Mickie James
Triple H def. William Regal
Chris Jericho def. Snitsky & JBL (disqualification)
Hornswoggle & Mick Foley def. the Highlanders
Jeff Hardy def. Umaga
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – William Regal rolled the dice last week when he interfered in the Career Threatening Match between Ric Flair and Triple H, costing The Game a spot in the Royal Rumble and putting the brakes on his World Championship hopes. This week at the Mohegan Sun Casino, the Raw General Manager came up craps.
In one of the most unique nights on Raw, the return of “Raw Roulette,” Mr. McMahon spun the wheel and it stopped on a First Blood Match between Regal and Triple H. Even before their match began, The Cerebral Assassin seemed to be on a mission, taking his frustration out on the haughty Brit when he spotted him in a hallway of the Mohegan Sun Arena. Once in the ring, Triple H punished the Raw GM by drawing crimson from the blue blood for the victory. How else will The Game’s rage and frustration manifest itself, knowing that he is out of Royal Rumble and the World Title picture as the event approaches? (WATCH)
Never Say Never Mr. Kennedy’s obsession with Shawn Michaels continues. The Raw Roulette wheel paired the rivals against Trevor Murdoch & Charlie Haas in what the Chairman dubbed a Strange Bedfellows Match. HBK and Kennedy didn’t exactly get along, but they managed to defeat Murdoch & Haas. However, the loudmouth from Green Bay, Wis., left his mark on The Showstopper with his patented Mic Check.
‘Carlito’ beats… Carlito As if one Carlito wasn’t enough. Hardcore Holly battled the Caribbean Bad Apple in a Trading Places Match, meaning the two were forced to dress up as one another. Holly — dressed as Carlito — managed to emerge victorious over the apple lover.
Ashley’s Back! The vivacious Ashley made her triumphant return tonight, showing that anything can happen during Raw Roulette! The former Playboy cover girl emerged victorious in a Lingerie Pillow Fight Match against Melina, Jillian, Maria and Mickie James. (WATCH)
Breaking the Walls Chris Jericho got more than he bargained for when he was forced to face off against Snitsky & JBL in a Handicap Match. Just as he locked the yuck-mouthed monster in The Walls of Jericho, the Lonestar Loudmouth intervened with a brutal attack. The “wrestling god” seems hell-bent on venting his divine wrath on Y2J as their Royal Rumble Match approaches.
Horning In Mr. McMahon told his son, Hornswoggle, he had to pick a tag team partner to face off against The Highlanders. The little guy searched high and low – and seemed unable to find a formidable partner – until the Hardcore Legend, Mick Foley, appeared. The peculiar pair went on to defeat the Scots and qualify for Royal Rumble. Imagine – Hornswoggle could pull off one of the greatest – if not the greatest – upset in WWE history if he manages to win the 30-man Rumble. For former WWE Champion Foley, this could be his last opportunity at glory. At Royal Rumble, everyone has a chance – and anything can happen. (WATCH)
Roulette in a Cage WWE Champion Randy Orton may have thought that Lady Luck didn’t smile on Jeff Hardy when the Raw Roulette granted him a Steel Cage Match with Umaga. After all, Jeff still had his ailing brother Matt, who was brutalized by Orton last week, on his mind. However, the “Rainbow-haired Warrior” showed that luck can be in the eyes of the beholder. Read the full story …
Joe Styles has written an article on Stevie Richards over on the World Wrestling Entertainment website. Stevie Richards has been out of actions since October after undergoing five operations to restore his voice.
- A video package runs highlighting various TNA wrestlers and discussing how things will no doubt change within the company in 2008. It then focuses on Christian Cage's shot at the TNA World Title against Kurt Angle, AJ Styles & Tomko defending the TNA Tag Team Titles against Samoa Joe & Kevin Nash and Gail Kim defending the TNA Women's Title against Awesome Kong. "It is the dawn of a new year" ends the package.
- A graphic opening then welcomes us to Final Resolution. We then go live to the Impact Zone in Orlando, FL at Universal Studios. A series of pyro goes off above the ring and in the entrance area.
- Lance Hoyt and Jimmy Rave w/ Christy Hemme kick off the show.
- LAX defeated Lance Hoyt & Jimmy Rave. They showed how a "mystery member" of LAX has been attacking Christy Hemme recently. Solid reaction for LAX in Orlando. Mike Tenay notes how this is the first PPV match of 2008. Rave gets in a quick pinfall attempt on Homicide early in the match, but Homicide breaks out and responds with a big overhead press slam. Hoyt got involved quickly and hit Homicide with a big overhead suplex. Hernandez then stared down Hoyt. Hoyt attempts shoulder blocks on Hernandez but he won't go down. Hoyt gets tossed to the outisde. Rave with a big takedown on Homicide right on the ring apron that ends with a loud thud. Hernandez then dives over the top rope and takes out Hoyt to get a big reaction. Catapult, clothesline and splash double-team move by LAX on Rave. Hoyt shows his strength and face plants Homicide in the ring with a side walk slam move. Hernandez with a dual clothesline over the top rope on Hoyt and Rave. Hernandez with a big powerbomb on Rave, but Hoyt responds with a moonsault off the top taking him out. Homicide with a suicide dive through the ropes on Hoyt. Christy Hemme prevents a powerbomb attempt by Hernandez on Rave by pulling Rave off his shoulders. Finish sees Hernandez hit Rave with a Border Toss off the top rope for the pinfall.
After the match, the "mysterious" LAX member hits the ring. She reveals herself to be Shelly Martinez aka the former Ariel in WWE/ECW. She takes off her clothes to reveal an LAX t-shirt and short shorts. Crowd in Orlando gave her a pretty good response.
- We go to footage from last night featuring a drinking contest between Eric Young and James Storm. Jeremy Borash, Crystal and Jackie Moore are also there. Game 1 is the "never have I ever" drinking game. They both agree on seeing Ms. Brooks' boobs. James Storm has been to the moon in 1997, killed a lion and some other stuff I didn't catch. Storm wins Game 1.
- Back live, Mike Tenay and Don West go over the card tonight.
- Backstage, Crystal is with AJ Styles and Tomko. Tomko yells at AJ and says he will have more problems if they don't focus on their tag team title match tonight against Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash. They still want a "decision" from AJ on the Kurt Angle/Christian Cage situation. Didn't we get that on Thursday night?
- Kaz defeated Black Reign. Kaz with lots of quick offense early on including a springboard elbow taking out Reign. Kaz catches Reign with a jumping clothesline off the ring apron. Reign responds sending Kaz back first into the guard railing. Reign misses a spear attempt and hits the guard railing as well. Kaz starts kicking Reign up the ramp. Don West also said Kaz is "kicking him the ass" for the best line of the night so far. Kaz favors his hip after catching it on the ramp when he was tossed off. Reign drags Kaz back to the ring and drops his head onto the map through the second rope. Kaz hangs on so Reign leaves the ring and cracks him with a big punch to send him into the ring. Reign plants Kaz again in the ring, covers, but only gets a two count. Reign with a snapmare into a neck submission on Kaz. Kaz attempts a comeback, but Reign kills it with a knee to the gut. Reign hits Kaz with a modified stunner, but Kaz gets a shoulder up during the pinfall attempt. Kaz makes a comeback with a series of kicks on Reign followed by a spinning neckbreaker. Big spot saw Kaz springboard into the ring and catch Reign with a big DDT. Kaz misses a springboard leg drop and Reign hits a modified Pedigree. Kaz counters a reverse DDT attempt by Reign and counters it into a reverse DDT of his own to get the pinfall.
After the match, Kaz grabs the cage with Misty the Rat in it and leaves with it. Reign sees this and screams out at Kaz to come back.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Kurt and Karen Angle. Borash said he couldn't understand why AJ Styles would do this to them. Angle said Borash is just an interviewer and that there is no "we" here. Karen tells Kurt she will take care of business tonight and leaves. Kurt makes Borash follow her.
- Gail Kim defeated Awesome Kong to retain the TNA Women's Championship in a No DQ Match. Awesome Kong goes right after Gail Kim at the start, knocking her off the ring apron. They brawl on the outside and Kong continues to dominant Kim including a big clothesline on the ground. Kong throws some papers off the announcers table upsetting Tenay and West. Tenay cheers on the comeback by Kim, but Kong sends her back first into the ring apron. Kong starts choking out Kim on the mat with her boot. Kong tosses Kim by the hair across the ring and then goes back to choking Kim with her boot. Kong applies a sleeper on Kim and then throws her around a few times before dropping her on the back. Kim catches Kong with a boot in the corner, another boot, but Kong catches Kim with a spinning back fist. Kim favors her knee when she falls to the outside. Kim attempts a comeback with some forearms to the head, but Kong slaps her down. Kong lifts up Kim by her legs and then launches her head first into the guard railing. Kong signals for the crowd to move as she tosses Kim over the guard railing. They brawl into the crowd. Kim makes a comeback with kicks and punches. They continue to brawl in the crowd. Kim grabs a plastic Coke bottle and starts hitting Kong over the head with it. Kong goes shoulder first into a part of the set. Kim then tosses Kong over the guard railing to the ringside area. Kong grabs a steel chair, but Kim kicks it back in the face of Kong. Kim attempts a crossbody off the top rope, but Kong catches her and slams her back into the ring. Kim counters the Awesome Bomb and Kong misses a sitdown splash. Kim kicks out of a pinfall following a faceplant. Kong gets in the face of the referee and gives him an Awesome Bomb! Kong grabs the steel chair and hits the referee over the back. Kim takes it away from her, shot to the body, two shots to the head and frog splash off the top. Hot crowd in Orlando for the close pinfall when another referee runs down. Kong with a chokeslam, but Kim kicks out. Kong then grabs the other referee, looks to hit a powerbomb, but Kim rolls Kong up, the referee falls off, counts and Kim gets the pinfall to retain the Women's Title! After the match, Kim and Kong start to brawl. Security comes in to break it up. Angelina Love and Velvet Sky also run out to bring Kim out. They showed highlights as well. Very good match with a hot crowd helping.
- Backstage, Karen Angle is going into the Men's bathroom as Jeremy Borash follows. Karen starts kissing Styles and says he needs to get rid of some tension he has built up. The toilet flushes and ODB walks up with a cigar in her mouth and newspaper. She tells them to light a match. Karen continues to kiss Styles on the cheek and promises to help him out if he wants it. She leaves and Styles says "she really likes me" to Borash. Styles then goes into the stall to end the segment.
- Crystal is with James Mitchell backstage. Judas Mesias is standing in the background. Mitchell talks about the "secret" that Abyss is afraid to reveal.
- Judas Mesias defeated Abyss. Mesias went after Abyss right away - hitting him with a few chops in the corner. Abyss makes a brief comeback with a few clotheslines. Abyss clotheslines Mesias over the top rope and Abyss follows. Mesias gets in a few punches and kicks on Abyss, but Mesias is quickly sent into the steel steps. Mesias trips up Abyss inside the ring and then slams his knees against the steel post. Mesias hits a few boots to the knees of Abyss and then applies pressure to his knee holding it up and reigning back on it. Abyss then lifts Mesias high in the air and Mesias falls back in a quick spot. Abyss looks under the ring for his bag of tacks or glass, but he can't find it. We see a shot of James Mitchell holding it in his hand. Abyss goes after Mitchell, but this allows Mesias to chop block him from behind. Back in the ring, Mesias goes up to the top, jumps, but Abyss catches him in a choke. Mesias fights out, but gets a boot to the face for his trouble. Splash by Abyss in the corner and then a splash shot to the head of Mesias. Abyss grabs a steel chair and positions it in the corner. The referee yells at Abyss that he can't do that. Mesias gets in a few hard rights on Abyss. Abyss sends Mesias into the corner, Mesias jumps up and back, but Abyss hits him with a low blow kick. Abyss then sends Mesias face first into the steel chair. At ringside we see Mitchell return with a black bag and drops it at the end of the ramp. Abyss goes to the outside and pulls out a steel chair wrapped in barbed wire. The referee then takes the chair away. This allows Mesias to get the other chair and crack it over the head of Abyss. Splash by Mesias off the top rope on Abyss. Abyss connects with a Black Hole slam on Mesias, but Mitchell distracts the referee. The finish sees Mesias spray a red mist into the face of Abyss and then drop Abyss face first over the barbed wire steel chair to get the pinfall.
After the match, James Mitchell gets a mic and asks Abyss if he is ready to tell the truth. Abyss shakes his head. Mitchell gives Abyss one more chance. Abyss again shakes his head. Mitchell then leaves, grabs a black bag and then opens it to reveal a gasoline container. Judas Mesias pours the gas all over Abyss and Mitchell holds up a match ready to go when security hits the ring to break it up. Mitchell spits on Abyss as Mesias stares him down.
- Backstage, Crystal is with Kevin Nash. She brings up how Samoa Joe talked badly about Scott Hall last month. Crystal also mentions how Nash eliminated himself on Impact to help Joe in the end. Nash said that is the kind of guy he is - smack you one day, kiss you the next.
- After a video package, Crystal is with Booker T and Sharmell. She notes how Sharmell isn't a wrestler. Booker T says not to be fooled because she can handle herself tonight.
- Booker T & Sharmell defeated Robert Roode & Ms. Brooks. During Robert Roode and Ms. Brooks' entrance, we see a shot of the girl who has been "stalking" Roode lately in the TNA crowd. Crowd in Orlando is really behind Booker. The match kicked off with Booker and Roode. Roode avoided locking up with Booker a few times until Booker got a slap to the face in. Roode gets in a few chest chops, but Booker turns that around and gets in some chops of his own. Roode counters a suplex attempt by Booker and gets in a few shots to the back. Booker gets in a few kicks on Roode, but Roode comes back with a quick DDT. Booker comes back with a spin kick that levels Roode. Another big spin kick by Booker on Roode. Roode catches Booker with a few chops and then a quick dropkick. Roode sends Booker to the corner and lands a few kicks as the fans in Orlando chant for Booker. Roode tells Ms. Brooks to leave if she won't get in a few cheap shots on Booker. Ms. Brooks then trips up Booker on the outside with an upset look on her face. Roode gives Booker a backbreaker across the knee and works on his back a bit more. Booker crotches himself on the top rope missing a spin kick on Roode. Roode then tosses Booker over the top rope to the outside. Roode tosses Booker back in the ring, gets a nearfall and then goes to work on his back some more. Roode with a Blockbuster off the top rope on Booker and gets a close two count. Roode holds back the arms of Booker and forces Ms. Brooks to slap him. She goes it, but again with an upset look on her face. Roode gets back in the face of Ms. Brooks and tags her in by accident. Sharmell gets the tag and she tackles Brooks. Roode throws Sharmell off Brooks and then takes out Booker on the outside. Pinfall by Brooks on Sharmell, Sharmell kicks out, Brooks falls back into Roode who gets knocked off the ring apron and then Sharmell rolls up Brooks to get the pinfall.
After the match, an angry Robert Roode gets in the face of Ms. Brooks. Brooks slaps Roode and then Roode pushes her away when she goes for more. Roode grabs Brooks by the hair and Brooks tries to fight him off when Sharmell hits the ring and grabs Roode. Roode swings back and takes out Sharmell. Sharmell hits the ring with a thud and the Orlando crowd gives a huge reaction to this. Roode starts to say he is sorry right away and they go to a camera shot of Booker at the top of the babyface ramp who can't believe what he just saw. Booker charges the ring and Roode runs off yelling that he is sorry. Booker attends to Sharmell as Ms. Brooks is upset as well. Don West left his post at the announcers table to check on Sharmell. TNA referees and Booker help Sharmell to the back.
- Backstage, Crystal is with Christian Cage and she can't believe what they just saw with Sharmell. Cage says, "Yeah, yeah, it's a tragedy, ask me questions." Cage talks about seeing potential in AJ Styles and talks about giving him tough love. He talks about Karen Angle being a cougar in heat trying to seduce Styles earlier tonight. Cage called Karen a joke and that her seduction ways won't work tonight because tonight he will defeat her husband to become the next TNA World Champion.
- Back live, Mike Tenay and Don West do the "soft tone" talking about Sharmell. They introduce the next part of the beer drinking contest.
- Game 2 is on between Eric Young and James Storm. They have bottles of beer taped to their hands and can't get up to go to the bathroom. Young wins when it is revealed that Storm wet himself. Storm said his pants were just made that way until Jackie Moore smells the area in question to confirm. We are tied 1-1 in the beer drinking contest.
- Back live, we see the TNA crew setting up the Ultimate X structure. They are using the Ultimate X setup with the ring ropes. Tenay and West talk about the game plan for the two teams involved in this match next.
- Before the match, Brother Ray took the mic and talked about how Team 3D are in great shape for tonight's match. He also talked about how "Brother Devine" was made for a match like this. Ray puts over Team 3D as the greatest tag team in wrestling history. We see Devine putting the X Division Title on the ropes forming the X above the ring as Ray gets cut off by the music of Jay "Black Machismo" Lethal.
- Team 3D & Johnny Devine defeated The Motor City Machineguns & Jay "Black Machismo" Lethal in an Ultimate X Match. The match kicked off with all six men brawling in the ring and then brawling to the outside. Shelley is with Ray, Sabin is with Devon and Lethal is with Devine. 3D works on the injured wrists of Sabin and Shelley. 3D grab a table from under the ring and set it up at ringside. They grab a second table and place it next to the other. 3D grab Sabin and shelley, but Lethal breaks it up. Shelley is the first on the ropes, but he falls down and favors his wrists. Sabin takes out Ray with a springboard clothesline. Sabin also goes up on the ropes, but he can't climb it either grabbing his wrists. Lethal is the next up and he goes across the ropes. Devine grabs Lethal and takes him out with a big death valley driver! Devine then gets up on the ropes, but Sabin and Shelley swing him off and Devine nearly lands on his head in a scary moment. 3D are left standing and they both try to jump up to get the belt. Ray boosts Devon up, but Ray can't do it and favors his back as the fans laugh in Orlando. A loud "HE'S TOO FAT" chant starts up. Sabin tries to take out 3D, but Ray tosses him to the outside. Ray gets up on the top rope, reaches up, but Lethal springboards off the top rope and gets on the rope taunting and waving at Ray. Lethal falls off and Ray gets knocked off. Lethal with a dropkick to Ray on the top. Ray pushes Lethal off, attempts a flying elbow, but Lethal rolls out of the way. Lethal is back up, Devine pulls him down, lifts Lethal in the air and then drops him across his knees in a big spot! Devine is now on the ropes, but Shelley spears him off. Sabin with a springboard tornado DDT on Devine! Ray dodges a splash attempt by Shelley over the top rope. Ray grabs the kendo stick and cracks it over the hand of Shelley. Devon then cracks the kendo stick over Sabin as well. Ray tells Devon to stand on his shoulders from the corner. It starts working, but Ray gets kicked in the face and falls back. Devon holds on and Lethal pulls Devon off to the mat. Big spot say Devine on Ray's shoulders and Lethal huricanranas Devine off Ray to the mat! Ray gets a ladder out from under the ring and Devon sets it up under the belt. Sabin and Shelley take out 3D with kicks to the head. Devine comes in with the kendo stick and takes out Shelley and Sabin with it. Devine climbs up the ladder, Sabin pushes him off, but Devine doesn't break through the tables and bounces off. 3D gets the ladder, Devon climbs up, gets the belt, Ray removes the ladder and Devon hangs on as the referee gets back to his feet calling for the bell.
- Backstage, Crystal is with Samoa Joe. Joe talks about maybe being wrong about Nash and even Scott Hall. He said he has learned an a lot about mind games working with Nash in the last few weeks heading into tonight's tag team title match. Joe said tonight, maybe the new guard and the old guard will make history tonight.
- AJ Styles & Tomko defeated Samoa Joe & Kevin Nash to retain the TNA World Tag Team Championships. The match kicked off with Styles and Joe exchanging takedown attempts. Joe with a few takedowns on Styles and then applies a leg submission before Styles gets to the ropes. Nash got the tag and lifted Styles high in the air from the corner and slammed him back to the mat hard. Styles dropkicks Nash on his bad knee and then goes to work. Nash kicks Styles away and Tomko got the tag. Tomko levels Nash with a few shots to the head. Nash fights back working on Tomko in the corner with a few elbow shots. Tomko kicks Nash in the knee and then levels him with a clothesline. Tomko drops down and applies an ankle lock. Tomko breaks the hold, tags in Styles and Styles flips in landing on the knee of Nash. Quick tag back to Tomko, but Nash counters a charge into a side slam. Joe and Styles get the tag. Joe with an atomic drop and senton splash on Styles. Samoan drop by Joe on Tomko. Big boot by Nash on Tomko and Joe follows it up with a big overhead suplex. Styles springboards off the top rope and dropkicks Joe on the back. Styles drills Joe with a big dropkick to the face after a series of counters off the ropes. Tomko stays on Joe applying a neck submission. Tomko tags in Styles before Joe can tag in Nash. More quick tags between Styles and Tomko. Tomko with big chops to Joe followed by a falling DDT. Lots of exchanges between Joe and Styles. Joe with a powerbomb on Styles when Styles springboarded off the top rope. Powerslam by Joe on Tomko. Joe crawls to the corner to tag in Nash, but Nash pulls his hand back and flips off Joe. Nash jumps off the ring apron and walks to the back. Styles and Tomko attempt a double team move, but Joe counters and takes out both. Joe slams Styles in the corner and then kicks Tomko in the head. Joe gets Styles up and connects with the Muscle bBuster. Cover...1...2...Tomko breaks it up. Styles with a Pele Kick on Joe. Tomko and Styles get Joe up and hit the double team combo for the pinfall to retain the tag titles.
- Game 3 of the drinking contest between Eric Young and James Storm is up now. They are doing shots this time playing the high card/low card game. Storm takes the first shot. Young has to take the second shot. Young has to take the third shot and loses. They have Young do it through a beer bong. Storm spikes Young's drink and then passes out. James Storm is the winner and gets to choose the kind of match they will have at Against All Odds.
- Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with TNA World Champion Kurt Angle. Borash said no answer from Styles yet despite the best efforts of Karen. Kurt asks what he means. Borash said she tried to seduce Styles. Kurt laughs and said no one can turn his wife down and that things will work out tonight.
- Kurt Angle defeated Christian Cage to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. Jeremy Borash does the ring introductions for both challenger Christian Cage and champion Kurt Angle. Crowd in Orlando is really behind Cage tonight. Lots of mat wrestling and exchanges between the two until Cage gets to the ropes to break it up. Angle attempts an overhead suplex, Cage counters, Angle slams Cage down, Angle drops an elbow, Cage moves and both are back up ready to go again staring each other down. Angle with a quick elbow to the chest of Cage sending Cage to the mat. Cage plants Angle face first and Angle favors his arm/shoulder after the takedown. Angle hits the corner with force when Cage moves, Cage attempts the Unprettier, but Angle counters out and applies a headlock on Cage on the mat. Cage throws Angle out and a frustrated Angle kicks the steel steps. Angle gets on Cage's face and then slaps him. Cage spits in Angle's face. Angle comes back with an uppercut. Cage fights back with some shots of his own taking Angle down. Cage kicks Angle in the head on the ring apron with his body inside the ring over the second rope allowing him to lean back for the kick. As Angle gets to his feet on the outside, Cage hits a springboard splash taking him out near the guard railing. Big spot saw Angle give Cage an overhead suplex over the top rope to the outside. Big scoop slam by Angle on Cage. Angle applies a front facelock on Cage when Cage tries to get up. Another overhead suplex by Angle on Cage. Angle grounds Cage with a body lock in the middle of the ring. Crowd tries to pump up Cage for a comeback. Cage finally gets up and catches Angle with a sleeper. Spear by Cage, cover, but only a two count. Cage is up on the top, Angle comes up, Angle back body drops Cage off the top, Angle stands up and hits a HUGE moonsault off the top. Angle covers, but Cage gets his shoulder up after two. Angle lifts Cage up and Cage counters into a quick DDT. Cage catches Angle with a reverse DDT, goes up to the top, jumps attempting a frog splash, but Angle moves, Angle rolls up Cage, but only a two count. Angle with three german suplexes on Cage. Angle goes for the Angle Slam, Cage counters out, Ankle Lock on Cage, Cage counters, another Ankle Lock, more counters, another Ankle Lock, pin by Cage and Angle kicks out. Cage goes up to the top and Angle applies the Ankle Lock. Cage kicks Angle away, but Angle jumps up and takes out Cage with a big superplex from the top. Ankle Lock on Cage. Cage trips up Angle and then applies a Sharpshooter. Angle counters that into another Ankle Lock. Reverse DDT on Angle after two Unprettier attempts. Frog splash by Cage on Angle. Low blow by Angle beind the back of the referee, Angle Slam, cover, but Cage somehow kicks out! Unprettier on Angle, cover, but Angle gets a shoulder up. Reversals between Angle and Cage until Cage gets the Ankle Lock. Angle is tapping out but Karen is distracting the referee. AJ Styles comes out and removes Karen from the ring apron. Styles hugs Cage on the ring apron. Styles then springboards off the top rope and hits Cage in the back. Angle hits the Angle Slam and covers Cage for the pinfall.
After the match, Kurt Angle is handed the TNA World Title and he hugs AJ Styles. Angle and Styles celebrate in the ring and hug yet again. We go to highlights from the main event and what went down going into the finish. Back live, Angle and Styles are on the ropes smiling and celebrating as we see a knocked out Cage on the mat.
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