SAN DIEGO – Coming off an explosive No Way Out, SmackDown kicked off the final Road to WrestleMania with World Heavyweight Champion Edge beaming from his win over Rey Mysterio. The World Champion came to San Diego intent to fire the first salvo toward his WrestleMania XXIV opponent, a man who is undefeated on The Grandest Stage of Them All: Undertaker.
“You think I’m afraid,” Edge asked our fans, only to vehemently state: “I’m not afraid. Undertaker is an opportunity to cement my legacy.” The Rated-R Superstar then made the boldest statement of his career, telling our fans and The Deadman that “The Streak” would be broken this year. “I will not fall like those before me.”
The Phenom had heard enough, and the lights went out in the arena. When they came back on, Undertaker unleashed his fury, disposing of Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder to make a statement of his own. Edge took his Ultimate Opportunity to escape the ring and the clutches of The Phenom, the man who will look to add to his 15-0 WrestleMania record by winning back the World Heavyweight Championship. (WATCH)
Pained participants Coming off the heels of the Elimination Chamber Match this past Sunday, Batista and MVP entered their match still showing the effects of the sadistic structure. Last week, Batista scored a victory over the Ballin’ Superstar, but MVP declared that as far as The Animal was concerned, “Lightning will not strike twice.” But after three thunderous spinebusters to his sore back, and an earth-shattering Batista Bomb, the United States Champion could not weather the storm, losing his second straight non-title match to The Animal.
Reversal of fortune In a rematch of their WrestleMania 23 collision almost one year ago, Kane and The Great Khali clashed once more when the two behemoths stepped into the squared circle on SmackDown. Khali was without Ranjin Singh, who was injured during the Elimination Chamber Match at No Way Out. When it appeared that the Punjabi giant had the match won with his devastating Khali Vise Grip, the Big Red Monster shocked his opponent with an unexpected reversal that brought both men down and pinned Khali’s shoulders to the mat for a three-count – with Kane’s head still clutched in the paws of his foe.
Gold in the bank Shelton Benjamin and Jimmy Wang Yang fought on SmackDown with a spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania on the line. SmackDown’s resident redneck has been on an impressive streak in 2008, but ECW’s “Gold Standard” would not be denied the chance to compete with a guaranteed title opportunity up for grabs. As Yang went for his Moonsault, Shelton ducked and then dropped Yang for the pin – earning Benjamin a spot in his third Money in the Bank Match. Shelton’s victory puts him alongside Jeff Hardy and Mr. Kennedy in Money in the Bank Ladder Match at The Granddaddy of Them All. (WATCH)
V for Vendetta After failing to win the Elimination Chamber Match this past Sunday, Big Daddy V arrived in San Diego with one thing on his mind – retribution. That vindictive attitude spelled bad news for his opponent, Shannon Moore, who was overmatched from the moment the bell rang. Big Daddy V controlled the match, and with each offensive move he seemed to grow angrier. Moore gave it his all against the mountainous monster, but after a huge Samoan drop and a 500-pound elbow, “The Reject” had no chance, as Big Daddy V was victorious.
Bringin’ the crazy Chuck Palumbo rode to the ring Friday night with a mission: To send his ex-friend Michelle McCool and her friend, Jamie Noble, a message. Palumbo’s message would go through Matt Jackson, but the revved-up Superstar made it clear that physical punishment is not good enough in his eyes. Chuck Palumbo toyed with Jackson before getting the win, as McCool watched in disgust from a monitor in the locker room area.
This is the face of a winning streak Since returning a few weeks ago to SmackDown, Jesse & Festus have not tasted defeat. The duo stepped into the ring against Deuce & Domino, intent to keep that streak alive. The boys from the Other Side of the Tracks tried anything to turn the tide in their favor – including using Cherry as a shield – leading to a bloodied nose for Jesse, but the biscuits ‘n’ gravy tandem found a way to win.
Welcome back to Friday Night SmackDown Also on Friday, the beautiful Maryse returned to SmackDown, and requested to speak with Assistant General Manager Theodore Long, who gladly obliged the blond bombshell in a closed-door meeting.
Hometown hero’s hell An injured Rey Mysterio told his hometown fans that his injured biceps would require immediate surgery and a solemn Mysterio added, “I won't be able to be a part of WrestleMania.”
One person in San Diego unsympathetic to Rey’s pain was SmackDown’s General Manager Vickie Guerrero, who ordered Rey into one-on-one action with ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero … but Vickie wasn’t finished. After Rey somehow defeated Chavo, Vickie brought out Big Show, who demolished Rey in an attempt to send a message to Mysterio’s friend, Floyd Mayweather. Read the full story…
Thursday, 20 September 2007 NEWS AND VIDEO FROM THURSDAY’S “iMPACT!” BROADCAST ON SPIKE TV The road to the March 9 “Destination X” Pay-Per-View continues By Bill Banks
There are several major news items for report from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” broadcast on SpikeTV as TNA Wrestling heads towards the Sunday, March 9 “Destination X” Pay-Per-View event!
- Regarding the fallout from the AJ Styles & Karen Angle marriage last week, the broadcast started off with Kurt and Karen Angle in an argument over what happened. Kurt became so fed up with Karen that he told her to go spend time with her “other husband” – which Karen gladly obliged!
- After the argument, AJ Styles treated Karen to a “honeymoon” of sorts during the broadcast, as he took her to a fast food restaurant and a Gator Park!
- Speaking of Styles, he and Tomko faced the team of Kip James and “Bullet” Bob Armstrong. However, when an injured BG James threw his crutch in the ring for Kip to use, Kip instead smashed Bullet Bob and cost them the bout. Afterwards, Kip James attacked BG and left him laying as well. Later, Kip did an interview in the back saying the Voodoo Kin Mafia was over and that if BG James wants a war, he’s got it! It appears to be a very bitter ending to one of the greatest tag teams in wrestling history.
- In the “iMPACT!” main event, Kurt Angle defeated Booker T after interference by Booker’s nemesis Robert Roode. After the bout, an all-out brawl erupted between The Angle Alliance and Samoa Joe, Kevin Nash and Christian Cage! As “iMPACT!” went off the air, Kevin Nash challenged Kurt Angle to face him on next Thursday’s broadcast!
- “iMPACT!” also saw TNA Management Director Jim Cornette honor X Division Champion “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal for all of his accomplishments in TNA Wrestling. Before the end of the ceremony, Lethal finally asked SoCal Val out on a date – to which she replied “Ohhh Yaaaaa!”.
- Speaking of Lethal, he will defend the X Division Championship at “Destination X” against “Maple Leaf Muscle” Petey Williams, who earned a title shot on Thursday night by beating (with help from Scott Steiner) Sonjay Dutt and Johnny Devine.
- Samoa Joe once again refused to sign his new contract, as he told Cornette he would only sign it after he won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from Kurt Angle!
- Kaz defeated Rellik in singles action, but was brutally attacked by both Rellik and Black Reign after the bout. Eric Young came out to help Kaz, but EY was afraid to confront Rellik and Black Reign!
- “The War Machine” Rhino took part in a candid sitdown interview to discuss his personal issues and his ongoing war with “Cowboy” James Storm.
- Team 3D were once again weighed this week, this time with Brother Ray miraculously making the cut while Brother Devon was over the limit! As a result, Brother Ray faced Shark Boy and Curry Man in a handicap match and won when Devon (from the outside) used the scale to smash Shark Boy.
- In tag team action, miscommunication cost Gail Kim and ODB their bout against Roxxi Laveaux and Jacqueline! Gail and ODB got into another heated argument following the bout as neither appears to be on the same page.
- Rory McAllister of the Highlanders is recovering from surgery he had last week to repair a torn pectoral muscle. Right now there is no timetable on his return; however he is expected to be out at least six months.
Kofi Kingston def. Local The Miz def. Colin Delaney Stevie Richards def. James Curtis Ric Flair & CM Punk def. Elijah Burke & Shelton Benjamin
SAN DIEGO – Tuesday was a night in which experience prevailed, as the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair made a memorable appearance just one day after being named to the 2008 WWE Hall of Fame class.
By contrast with the 16-time World Champion, the gutsy Colin Delaney's inexperience took a toll on him when he faced The Miz in one-on-one action. The last time Delaney, Tommy Dreamer, The Miz and John Morrison were all called to the ring, Dreamer emerged victorious with the hopeful Superstar in his corner. The luck changed tonight, however, when the self-proclaimed "Chick Magnet" notched a win and added insult to injury – or more injury to injury – by beating down Delaney and Dreamer with the help of his co-WWE Tag Team Champion.
Another young Superstar was in action, but had a better outing. Kofi Kingston continued his winning streak, remaining undefeated since joining the extreme brand. So far, ECW has truly been a paradise for the Jamaican competitor. After his victory, Kingston stood in the middle of the ring with Joey Styles and announced, "ECW to me is like paradise ... if there's trouble in paradise, you know Kofi Kingston is going to take care of it."
Stevie Richards, on the other hand, is as experienced as Superstars get. The ECW Original earned his second consecutive victory since making his return to the ring following his recovery from throat surgery. Richards is once again forced to prove himself. So far, it doesn’t appear this go-around will be any different from the other times Stevie overcame adversity and succeeded.
Speaking of experience, Maria has taken advantage of a major opportunity to pose for Playboy. Kelly Kelly congratulated her on her contract and said she wouldn’t be opposed if she had the chance to pose, one day.
The night concluded with Flair adding another win to the most impressive résumé in sports-entertainment history. Alongside CM Punk, the “Nature Boy” put Shelton Benjamin & Elijah Burke in their place. More on this story ...
Jeff Hardy def. Snitsky (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match) Paul Burchill def. Super Crazy Mr. Kennedy def. Val Venis (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match) Mr. McMahon vs. Hornswoggle (No Contest) John Cena def. Randy Orton
ANAHEIM, Calif. – For anyone with a sense of family — or decency — having to watch a distraught Finlay carry Hornswoggle’s tiny, unmoving body from the ring Monday night must have left them with icy chills and a sad, sick feeling in the pit of their stomach.
A week prior, a humiliated Mr. McMahon arranged a Steel Cage Match with his bastard son after losing to Hornswoggle in a No Disqualification Match. In that bout, Finlay had intervened on behalf of his lucky charm despite threats by the Chairman that he would be fired if he did.
This week, Mr. McMahon ensured solitude for him and his bastard son and dished out the most brutal form of “tough love,” thanks to the confines of the steel cage and of all people, JBL. With despair haunting in his eyes, Finlay could only plead in vain to end the cruelty.
But JBL stomped his boot down on the Irishman’s plan, attacking him and handcuffing him to the ring ropes. The Lonestar Loudmouth then lumbered into the cage, where he rammed Hornswoggle against the unforgiving steel. The brutality proved so great that even Mr. McMahon was take aback.
Only after the Chairman and JBL had moved from the ring, did Finlay, in a moving display of compassion, free himself and carry his fallen friend to the locker room, where Hornswoggle was evaluated with head trauma and internal injuries (WWE.com will have more updates on his condition as they become available). PHOTOS | WATCH
Bank Shot The night after nearly winning in the Elimination Chamber at No Way Out, Jeff Hardy flew into Raw to prove that he is far from grounded. The “Rainbow-haired Warrior” conquered the yuck-mouthed ogre, Snitsky, to qualify for this year's Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania. PHOTOS | WATCH
Hall Monitor Shawn Michaels did the honors as he announced that Ric Flair will become the first member of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2008. The Nature Boy also becomes the first active competitor to be inducted. WATCH
Sibling Revelry Paul Burchill sure knows how to please his sister, Katie Lea. For the second week in a row, the British brawler defeated his opponent. This week, Super Crazy was sacrificed for Katie Lea’s delight.
Big Showdown After having his nose crushed at No Way Out, the returning Big Show was fuming and ready to confront the man who bloodied him, WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather. As the two exchanged unpleasantries, Big Show challenged the “Pretty Boy” to a match, which Mayweather accepted. Stay tuned.
Banking On It Mr. Kennedy may not have retired Ric Flair in their Career Threatening Match at No Way Out, but he did make a statement the following night on Raw. The loudmouth from Green Bay, Wis., defeated Val Venis in the night's second Money in the Bank qualifying match.
Playboy 1, Santino 0 WWE fans rejoice! Maria will be posing for Playboy sometime this Spring. In a cynical play, her boyfriend Santino Marella agreed to let her pose if she could defeat Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix. The tall order looked impossible until Candice Michelle made her long-awaited return to Raw, and, in an attempt to avenge herself against the Diva who put her on the shelf for four months, she distracted The Glamazon long enough for Maria to take advantage and secure the pinfall.
Three’s Company After Randy Orton robbed John Cena of a chance at the main event at WrestleMania XXIV by slapping the referee and getting disqualified in their match at No Way Out, Raw General Manager William Regal arranged a non-title bout between the two Monday with Triple H serving as guest referee. As “The Champ” pinned Orton, The Game intensely stared him down and reluctantly gave him the three-count. Cena’s win sets up a Triple Threat Title Match for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania.
Rey Mysterio's Wrestlemania status revealed Posted by Bobby Spade on 02/19/2008 at 02:09 AM
Rey Mysterio will not be wrestling at WrestleMania after all. Mysterio is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair his torn biceps muscle this Friday, reports prowrestling.NET. He will miss between four and six months. After missing WrestleMania last year
There are fears in WWE about Rey Mysterio's ability to stay healthy. He had been working a reduced travel schedule as requested, and yet suffered another serious injury. Despite the torn biceps, Mysterio, 33, doesn't want to go through with the surgery right now, and prefers to work Wrestlemania this year since he missed the event last year.
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