Ric Flair def. United States Champion MVP (Career Threatening Match, Non-title, Disqualification) Rey Mysterio & CM Punk def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge & ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero Finlay & Hornswoggle def. Deuce & Domino Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder def. Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore Undertaker & Kane def. Big Daddy V & Mark Henry
READING, Pa. – With General Manager Vickie Guerrero sidelined this week after being injured while protecting her lover Edge at Royal Rumble, Theodore Long was given the power on Friday Night SmackDown, and the Assistant GM wasted little time in making big moves involving No Way Out.
Claiming SmackDown would not be outdone by Raw, Long announced to our fans that there would be an unprecedented second Elimination Chamber Match on pay-per-view involving Superstars from SmackDown and ECW: Batista, Big Daddy V, MVP, The Great Khali, Finlay and Undertaker. (WATCH) The prize for the Superstar who comes out of the Chamber victorious at No Way Out: An opportunity at the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXIV. All six Chamber competitors saw action on Friday night, hoping to gain early momentum two weeks before the showdown in the sadistic structure. (More on this match...)
To hell and back Undertaker reunited with his brother Kane on SmackDown to defeat the team of Big Daddy V & Mark Henry. The Most Dominant Force in WWE and the World’s Strongest Man were looking for revenge after last week when The Phenom took down Big Daddy V with a new submission maneuver — a move Henry said had “gone too far.” Both Kane and The Deadman have had their difficulties with the dangerous duo of Big Daddy V & Henry in 2-on-1 assaults, but on SmackDown, the Brothers of Destruction evened the odds.
Unleashing the brutality they have exhibited repeatedly, the “Brothers Grimm” proved why they are one of the most intimidating duos in WWE history. Once more, Undertaker used his new submission maneuver, this time forcing Mark Henry to bleed from his mouth and submit, reminiscent of Big Daddy V last week.
If you can't beat ‘em, really beat ‘em In a Royal Rumble rematch, United States Champion and Chamber participant MVP looked to once again end the career of Ric Flair in a Career Threatening Match. This past Sunday, MVP was unsuccessful in his bid to be the man who beat “the man” into retirement. In his second opportunity to cement his place in sports-entertainment history, MVP again failed when he refused to break his reversal of Flair’s Figure Four Leglock, causing the disqualification.
The Franchise Playa then delivered a vicious assault to the “Nature Boy,” leaving the 16-time World Champion injured. Will the Ballin’ Superstar’s beating put Flair’s career in jeopardy when he faces Mr. Kennedy at No Way Out, or will “Naitch” show the resilience he has shown throughout his 35 years in sports-entertainment and keep “wooing” our fans? (WATCH)
True loyalty? After protecting Hornswoggle from harm in the Royal Rumble Match this past Sunday, Finlay, one of the six Superstars competing in the Elimination Chamber at No Way Out, teamed up with his pint-sized partner to defeat the reeling Deuce & Domino. Hornswoggle spent most of this past Sunday under the ring, but as Big Daddy V & Mark Henry prepared to destroy him, Finlay saved the little guy. When confronted by Mr. McMahon on SmackDown for his Rumble motives, the Irishman told the Chairman that his reasons were his “loyalty and friendship” to Hornswoggle.
Eve’s debut 2007 Diva Search Winner Eve made her debut on SmackDown, and the newest Diva’s first task was interviewing Batista about the upcoming Elimination Chamber Match at No Way Out. The Animal told Eve and our fans that he would win the match and go on to WrestleMania XXIV to challenge for the title. (WATCH)
Broken bonds One week after causing injury to his “best friend,” Chuck Palumbo’s apology to Michelle McCool seemed sincere, until Palumbo began blaming Jamie Noble for his actions last week. Chuck’s words weren’t what McCool wanted to hear, and the SmackDown Diva decided to make a statement of her own, slapping the revved-up Superstar across the face in the middle of the wrong and rejecting his apology. (WATCH)
Streak stopped Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore had been on an impressive winning streak over the past few weeks, but it ended at the hands of Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder on SmackDown. Yang & Moore have quickly become one of the top tag teams in WWE, but Hawkins & Ryder have designs of their own to take over the tag division.
This is the face of a returning Superstar Jesse told our fans that next week, he and Festus will return to SmackDown. Festus has been out of action while receiving treatment for his bizarre personality condition. What will the duo do in their return to Friday nights and will Festus be cured? WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison speak out on Jesse & Festus' return. (WATCH)
Guerrero Family matters World Heavyweight Champion Edge was informed earlier in the night by Assistant GM Theodore Long that he would face Rey Mysterio at No Way Out in a rematch for the title. The Rated-R Superstar then teamed with ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero to take on Mysterio & CM Punk. This past Tuesday on ECW on Sci Fi, Punk attacked Guerrero during the ECW Champion’s fiesta, furthering their rivalry in the Land of the Extreme. The Master of the 619 & the Straightedge Superstar showed Edge & Chavo that their dreams of taking the gold from the respective champions have only intensified.
NEWS AND VIDEO FROM THURSDAY’S “iMPACT!” BROADCAST ON SPIKE TV By Bill Banks
There are several major news items from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” broadcast as TNA prepares for next Sunday’s “Against All Odds” Pay-Per-View event:
- The big news coming from the broadcast was that TNA Management Director Jim Cornette delivered on his promise to offer Samoa Joe a new contract, but things didn’t work out as Cornette planned. During the in-ring contract signing, Matt Morgan made the mistake of ticking off Samoa Joe – leading to Joe brawling with Morgan and putting him through a table. Joe left without signing the contract, which obviously enraged Cornette.
- In the main event of the broadcast, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle battled Tomko with AJ Styles appointed special referee by Cornette. AJ was forced to call it down the middle, or Cornette told him his TNA contract would be terminated. During the bout, Christian Cage got involved and ultimately helped Tomko win, although Tomko didn’t realize it and AJ was knocked cold on the outside. After the match, Crystal caught up to Christian Cage, who said “Tomko wants to do what’s best for Tomko….well so do I!” TNAwrestling.com has learned that after the broadcast, Cage was telling people he hopes Tomko will resolve his differences with “The Instant Classic” next Thursday night! Will Tomko agree to hear Cage out?
- Also on the broadcast, Booker T appeared in a taped interview talking about Sharmell’s recovery. However, Booker was actually setting up Robert Roode, who he attacked after a mixed match with Sonjay Dutt, Eric Young and Traci Brooks against Roode, Payton Banks and James Storm. Booker got a small measure of revenge, but nothing compared towhat he will try to do to Roode at Against All Odds next Sunday.
- Footage also aired on the broadcast of Kurt Angle and Brock Lesnar discussing their history and Lesnar’s upcoming UFC Pay-Per-View debut.
OTHER NEWS ITEMS FROM THURSDAY’S BROADCAST
- “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner and “The Maple Leaf Muscle” Petey Williams teamed up to take on The Rock N’ Rave Infection. During the broadcast, Steiner took saw his opportunity to take possession of both Feast Or Fired briefcases and left Williams to fend for himself. However, when Williams tried to stop Steiner from leaving, Steiner smashed him with one of the cases – leading to the win for the Rock N’ Rave Infection.
- Kip James of the Voodoo Kin Mafia faced Hernandez of the Latin American Xchange in singles action. But, VKM’s voodoo queen Roxxi Laveaux cost Kip the match when her interference backfired. After the bout, an enraged Kip James went off on Roxxi and told her to “hit the bricks” because she was fired! However, there’s no word on if BG James agreed with Kip’s decision.
- Team 3D and Johnny Devine continued their war of words with “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal and The Motor City Machineguns on the broadcast leading up to their Hardcore Street Fight at the Against All Odds Pay-Per-View. The Machineguns and Lethal attempted to mock Team 3D’s past, but it resulted in a hardcore beating from the legendary tag team.
- Kaz challenged Black Reign to face him in a bout next week where Reign’s pet rat Misty will be up for grabs in a pole match.
- In a three-way TNA Knockouts Match, Angelina Love defeated Roxxi Laveaux and ODB
Kane def. Shelton Benjamin Victoria def. Kelly Kelly The Miz & John Morrison def. Colin Delaney CM Punk def. Elijah Burke Kofi Kingston def. local
READING, Pa. – A battered and heavily-bandaged Colin Delaney finally found a savior of sorts on this week’s ECW – Tommy Dreamer. It was the newcomer’s sixth time in the ECW ring, and after losing another match – this time a brutal Handicap Match against WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison – Delaney was aided by the ECW Original. Has the youngster finally caught a break – and a found an ally – in Dreamer? (WATCH)
Also on Tuesday night, Kane and Shelton Benjamin faced off in one-on-one competition. Last week, ECW’s “Gold Standard” was victorious over the Big Red Machine during the Over-the-Top Rope Challenge. This week, Benjamin took a giant Kane boot to the face, then fled the ring, with Kane winning by count-out. Has the Gold Standard finally met his match? Is Kane enough to silence Benjamin?
In other ECW action, the Land of the Extreme’s newest Superstar, Kofi Kingston, continued to garner the support of our fans, as the Jamaican Superstar won his second straight match. Kingston is happy to take on any trouble that may arise in Tuesday night paradise. What challenges await Kingston?
Fresh off her Best Body Contest win last week, Kelly Kelly put her in-ring skills to the test against Victoria. In Kelly Kelly’s case, the blonde didn’t have more fun Tuesday night, as former Women’s Champion Victoria laid her out with a Widow’s Peak, while Lena Yada and Layla watched at ringside. After the match, Lena and Layla – obviously still angry about losing last week’s Best Body Contest – rushed into the ring and left Kelly face-down on the mat.
Finally, CM Punk faced Elijah Burke on ECW. Despite being robbed of the ECW Title last week, the Straightedge Superstar got right back to his winning ways, as he was triumphant over Burke after a devastating GTS. Punk’s party continued later in the night when he crashed Chavo Guerrero’s Championship Fiesta.
This week's edition of Raw did a 3.9 cable rating, it's best number for a non-special since April 2, 2007, which was the show after last year's WrestleMania.
It certainly appears that curiosity from The Royal Rumble and John Cena's return spurred on the growth from last week's 3.5. The Cena factor is certainly borne out in the numbers as the first quarter hour of the show did a 4.31 cable rating, which was easily the best of the broadcast.
Overall, the first hour did a 4.05 while the second did a 3.69, so the only negative in the number is that they lost viewers as the show went on.
Former TNA Wrestling Superstar, "Wildcat" Chris Harris recently announced on his official website yesterday that he has signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. The following was posted on wildcatchrisharris.com yesterday:
"Wildcat Chris Harris is officially announcing that he has signed with the WWE on January 29th."
When John Cena had surgery four months ago to repair his torn pectoral muscle, WWE reported that the recovery time would be 6-9 months. Recent interviews by Cena confirmed that he was still on that same recovery schedule, which made last night's return at the Royal Rumble a huge surprise.
When John Cena and WWE received word that he was physically cleared to wrestle, they immediately decided to keep it a secret to mislead people as to his true health status.
News about Cena starring in the new WWE Films project "12 Rounds" is true. What wasn't true is the time it will take to film the movie. Cena told the UK Sun newspaper last week that it would take 5 months to film. In reality, this was greatly exaggerated. WWE has applied for permits to film in New Orleans, which will take 4-6 weeks.
Because Cena will be filming in the United States, he'll be able to make appearances on WWE television leading up to WrestleMania.
Women's Champion Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall def. Mickie James & Ashley Carlito def. Cody Rhodes Triple H & Shawn Michaels def. Snitsky & Umaga Mr. Kennedy def. Brian Kendrick Maria def. Melina WWE Champion Randy Orton & JBL def. Intercontinental Champion Jeff Hardy & Chris Jericho
PHILADELPHIA – Triple H is no fan of losing. So, when The Game got to choose his partner Monday night in a tag team match against Umaga & Snitsky, he went with the sure bet, reuniting with his DX compadre Shawn Michaels. But reunions can sometimes be bittersweet.
Even as the longtime friends showed solidarity and vanquished their foes, the pair knew all too well that in three weeks they will be trying to destroy each other at No Way Out. Earlier in the night, the two were chosen by Raw GM William Regal to compete with four other Superstars — Umaga, Chris Jericho, JBL and Jeff Hardy — in an Elimination Chamber Match at the pay-per-view, with the winner earning an opportunity to compete against the WWE Champion at WrestleMania XXIV. Photos | Video
Return Engagement One night after shocking the Royal Rumble audience, former WWE Champion John Cena showed that he’s itching to recapture his title. He called out reigning Champion Randy Orton for a title match that night. Orton begged off, but agreed to defend his title against Cena at No Way Out. But that wasn’t the last he saw of Cena. Video
Royal Reprisal One night after both Jeff Hardy and Chris Jericho suffered losses at the Royal Rumble to Randy Orton and JBL, respectively, the two were out for revenge. But it was John Cena who exacted retribution. The former WWE Champion drew first blood when he ran in and laid out Orton after he and JBL prevailed, sending the unmistakable message that the Champ wants back what was once his. Story | Video
Mounting Frustration Mickie James paired with Ashley to confront the challenge of Jillian Hall & Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix in a tag team match. Mickie came oh-so-close to pinning The Glamazon only to fall short again. Photos
Apple Turnover For the second consecutive week, Carlito turned up his game and defeated a member of the World Tag Team Champions. This time, the Caribbean Bad Apple pinned down Cody Rhodes. Photos
Family Disgrace Hornswoggle took his lumps Monday night, but not in the ring. After what the Chairman called his “cowardly” performance the night before, Mr. McMahon informed his bastard son that he was ashamed of him and didn’t even want to be around him. Ouch! Video
Blond Ambition In his match against Mr. Kennedy, Brian Kendrick hoped to make a statement. Unfortunately, Mr. Kennedy was eager to make his own declaration. The loudmouth from Green Bay, Wis., not only pummeled his opponent, he also announced that he will challenge Ric Flair in a Career Threatening Match at No Way Out. Photos | Video | No Way Out Preview
Wardrobe Malfunction During her match with Melina, Maria found herself with her pants around her knees compliments of her overly aggressive opponent. But just as Maria was beginning to strut her panty-clad stuff, her "boyfriend" Santino Marella jumped into the ring, wrapped his jacket around her waist and lambasted the audience for getting a free show. Video
John Cena wins the Royal Rumble Match Randy Orton def. Jeff Hardy (Orton retains WWE Championship) Edge def. Rey Mysterio (World Heavyweight Championship Match) Ric Flair def. United States Champion MVP (Career Threatening Match) JBL def. Chris Jericho (Disqualification)
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