CM Punk, Jesse & Festus def. ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero & WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter def. Batista (Count-out) Kane def. Chuck Palumbo Big Show def. Jamie Noble World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder def. Undertaker (3-on-1 Handicap Match)
CLEVELAND – With WrestleMania just 23 days away, the SmackDown Superstars have started stepping up their game in preparation for the biggest event in sports-entertainment.
Perhaps broadcasting the strongest message is the “World’s Largest Athlete,” Big Show, who continues to destroy all in his path to WrestleMania and his bout with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. On Monday Night Raw, he tossed around a local boxer like he was a rag doll. (WATCH) Then on Friday Night SmackDown, a low blow from Jamie Noble in his match against the goliath enraged the giant. Awarded the victory by DQ, Big Show showed his pugilistic skills by demolishing his diminutive opponent with a series of body blows, leaving him a quivering, bloody ball in the ring. (WATCH)
"The Biggest and The Best” match-up between the 7-foot, 430-pound athlete and the undefeated boxing champion has created quite a buzz in the boxing community. Recently, trainer Freddie Roach, ring announcer Michael Buffer, and boxing legend Thomas "Hitman" Hearns all weighed-in on the bout. (WATCH)
U.S. Championship at stake Speaking of champions, United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter faced Batista for the gold after several weeks of The Animal earning non-title victories over Porter. Their back-and-forth battle for the gold eventually spilled into the capacity crowd, and MVP saw an opportunity to leave his opponent stranded outside the ring by kicking him onto the announce table. As Batista tried to re-enter the ring he was counted out, giving MVP the win and a successful title defense.
As announced in a WWE.com exclusive, there will be a No Holds Barred title rematch between the champion and Batista next week on SmackDown. At WrestleMania, The Animal will face Umaga in the SmackDown vs. Raw Match. (More) Will he represent SmackDown as the new United States Champion?
Clash of the titans In a battle of SmackDown’s big men, Kane faced off against Chuck Palumbo. Earlier in the week on ECW, Palumbo kept a watchful eye over Kane by stalking him around the ring on his motorcycle during the Big Red Monster’s match. On SmackDown, Palumbo matched up well and held his own against Kane, but in the end, it was the Big Red Machine who walked away with a victory after chokeslamming and pinning the motorcycle-ridin’ Palumbo.
Diva Swimsuit Competition Divas Eve, Cherry, Maryse, Victoria and Michelle McCool delighted our fans with an in-ring swimsuit competition. But as the competitive juices started flowing, things heated up and got physical among the Divas. (WATCH) Stay tuned to SmackDown as one Diva will be eliminated each week according to your votes. (More)
Despite her strong showing in the Swimsuit Competition, one contest McCool seemed happy to be out of was the one for Jamie Noble’s affection. Earlier in the evening, the two spoke backstage. At first, Noble arrogantly presumed McCool was interested in a relationship with Noble. But, as he went on to explain he couldn’t be a “one woman man,” McCool saw the opportunity to end the relationship before it started and was in agreement with his decision. As Noble walked away, a look of relief came over McCool’s face.
Also on SmackDown And, in tag action, CM Punk, Jesse & Festus defeated ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero & WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison in a Six-Man Tag Team Match.
In addition to the Playboy BunnyMania Lumberjack Match, the list of beautiful women appearing at WrestleMania got even hotter as it was announced on SmackDown that Playboy cover girl Kim Kardashian will be a guest hostess at WrestleMania. (More)
Three against The Phenom In a prelude to the big WrestleMania title confrontation between World Heavyweight Champion Edge and Undertaker, The Phenom had to face the champion and his minions Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match set up by SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero. In the end, the Ultimate Opportunist found a way to use the three-man format to his advantage and pin Undertaker for the shocking victory. (WATCH)
Earlier in the night, the champion hosted an edition of The Cutting Edge with special guest, 2008 WWE Hall of Fame inductee Ric Flair. Things got confrontational between the two with Flair calling Edge’s relationship with Guerrero a sham and a scam. (WATCH) To settle the score, a 3-on-1 Steel Cage Handicap Match is set for next week on SmackDown between Edge, Hawkins & Ryder and Flair.
Mr. Kennedy to be in upcoming WWE movie Posted by Bobby Spade on 03/06/2008 at 08:33 PM
The latest issue of Power Wrestling -- a German wrestling magazine -- features Mr. Kennedy on the cover, who is interviewed for the mag. Kennedy says that he has signed a contract with WWE Films to appear in one of their movies. He says that shooting for the movie starts this month, and it will be shot in Puerto Rico. He also notes that it will be an action movie.
NEWS AND VIDEO FROM THURSDAY'S iMPACT BROADCAST ON SPIKE TV By Bill Banks
There are several major news items to report from Thursday's "iMPACT!" - the final countdown before Sunday's "Destination X" live on Pay-Per-View!
- The broadcast featured all the superstars involved in Sunday's main event in singles action. In the first bout, Kevin Nash defeated AJ Styles in a Street Fight after Nash got the win with a chokeslam. AJ was obviously preoccupied with his thoughts on Karen Angle, who was absent from the broadcast. In the second bout, Tomko beat Samoa Joe in a controversial First Blood match, as Tomko was able to open a small cut on Joe's arm with a chairshot. In the final bout of the evening, it was a photo finish in the Kurt Angle vs. Christian Cage Six Sides Of Steel match as Cage escaped the structure and apparently landed just before Angle did. Following the bout, Tomko and AJ Styles locked Christian inside the cage and brutalized him before Samoa Joe and Kevin Nash were able to get inside to help as iMPACT went off the air!
- TNA Management Director Jim Cornette announced that this Sunday, Booker T will face Robert Roode in a "Stand By Your Man" leather strap match. If Booker wins, Traci Brooks will be able to strap Payton Banks. If Roode wins, Banks will get the same opportunity to lash Brooks!
- By winning a Battle Royal, Curry Man and Shark Boy were able to make their own stipulation for Sunday's Pay-Per-View. They will face Team 3D in a "Fish Market Street Fight".
- In singles action prior to the Elevation X bout this Sunday, "The War Machine" Rhino defeated Judas Mesias.
- In addition, TNA Women's Champion Awesome Kong defeated Salinas of The Latin American Xchange
- New matches were also made for Sunday's Pay-Per-View, as it will be Eric Young and Kaz vs. Black Reign and Rellik, plus in a three-way bout it will be The Latin American Xchange vs. The Motor City Machineguns vs. The Rock N' Rave Infection to determine the #1 contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Title.
- Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that Tomko wasn't re-signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling because they are struggling financially. Tomko was said to be very disappointed as he really enjoyed working in Japan for the company.
Here are the quarter hour ratings for last Thursday's Impact: 1.08, 1.05, 1.03, 1.02, 1.12, 0.92, 1.14 and 1.02. Apparently, viewers tuned out after the Angelina Love vs. Awesome Kong match. The Knockouts match drew a 1.14 rating, and the heavily hyped Kurt Angle vs. Kevin Nash main event match preceding it plunged the rating down to a 1.02.
-- TNA Knockout Angel Williams a.k.a. 'Angelina Love' reportedly suffered a concussion, not to mention a broken finger, in her match at last week's Impact taping with Amazing Kong. Williams is not the first TNA Knockout to suffer a concussion during a match with Awesome Kong as back in January, Christy Hemme had a medical evaluation, and during the evaluation, she told the doctor that she believed she had suffered a concussion in a match with Kong a few weeks prior. The injury was serious as the doctor wouldn't clear Christy to come to ringside or bump, and she was forced to miss a set of Impact tapings.
WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz def. Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delaney (disqualification) Shelton Benjamin def. Stevie Richards Kane def. James Curtis ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero def. CM Punk
CLEVELAND – Gold remained around familiar waists on Tuesday night, leaving hopeful Superstars with missed opportunities … but perhaps only for now.
In the evening’s first contest, WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz put their titles on the line in a rematch, still reeling from their loss to Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delaney the previous week. Vowing not to fall to the ECW Original and the young athlete again, Morrison & The Miz followed through on their promise and left the arena the same way they went in: As champions. (WATCH)
Though discouraging to Delaney who is fresh off his first taste of victory, the defeat may serve as motivation next week for his championship rematch. For now, Colin has only this loss to think about, which came when he and Dreamer were disqualified on his account. Next Tuesday, however, Dreamer & Delaney will face the WWE Tag Team Champions in an Extreme Rules Match, allowing Delaney to use whatever he wants and giving the challengers an advantage thanks to the ECW Original’s experience. See Delaney & Dreamer in a WWE.com exclusive video
Following the WWE Tag Team Championship Match, Stevie Richards aimed to prove he can compete on a level better than the one he left off from. Despite returning from nine months of recovery due to throat surgery, the ECW Original had been able to enjoy three wins in a row. That streak came to a halt when he faced the self-proclaimed “Gold Standard” of ECW, Shelton Benjamin. Still, if Richards can endure serious surgery, he surely can endure a tough loss. As for Benjamin, he has enjoyed a great deal of success since joining the Land of the Extreme, and nobody has been able to slow him down, let alone stop him. The night marked one week closer that Benjamin is to the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania.
The hottest confrontation of the night came when Layla tried to put Kelly Kelly in her place, in the locker room. After the blond bombshell called her rival a liar when she claimed she was once asked to model for Playboy, Layla slapped her and the two commenced in a fierce catfight. Kofi Kinston, along with ECW officials, separated the Divas, but it’s hard to imagine they are done settling their differences.
In other action, Kane defeated James Curtis, but did so with an extra spectator in the audience. Chuck Palumbo circled the ring, stalking the Big Red Machine during the contest. After reeking plenty of havoc on his former friend Michelle McCool and Jamie Noble on SmackDown, what could be Palumbo’s intentions?
ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero enjoyed proving himself once again in the main event when he successfully defended his title against CM Punk. The Straightedge Superstar doesn’t plan to stop trying, though, until that gold is secure on his body. (WATCH) More on this story …
WWE's Next Film Project Posted by Xing Hu on 03/05/2008 at 11:40 AM
- The next WWE Films production (after "12 Rounds") is called "Journey of Death." Triple H will be starring in the film. According to the PWTorch Newsletter the film has been in the works for a few years and will be a modern-day Western. It is slated for a release sometime in 2009.
Despite rumors on the Internet, Ashley Massaro has not been sent home from WWE. She posted a blog yesterday on her MySpace website saying that she is actually in Los Angeles, California right now and that she has not been seen on WWE television recently because she is suffering from some type of hand injury.
Ashley said that she wants to work but she cannot get medical clearance to do so. Massaro will fly back to Texas this weekend to to see an orthopedic surgeon once again to further assess her injury.
Big Show def. Brandon Hill Ric Flair & Shawn Michaels def. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch Umaga def. Super Crazy John Cena def. Mr. Kennedy Carlito def. Cody Rhodes (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match) Triple H def. Randy Orton (disqualification)
INDIANAPOLIS – As WrestleMania XXIV draws nearer, two truths grow increasingly evident: Big Show refuses to relent, and Floyd “Money” Mayweather refuses to be intimidated. These combustible realities were on stark display Monday night as The World’s Largest Athlete overwhelmed a professional fighter, and his WrestleMania opponent, the WBC welterweight champion, vowed to show why he is “The Greatest Fighter in the World.”
Big Show arranged the exhibition with fighter Brandon “The Thrill” Hill. Big Show’s choosing to battle the 5-foot-7, 150-pounder – who was similar in size and stature to Mayweather – was no coincidence. The former WWE Champion appeared intent on sending a message as he overpowered his opponent in an MMA-style match that could be won by pinfall, submission or knockout.
Mayweather, however, was not impressed. And he reminded the world that “The Thrill” was not “Money.”
“I broke your nose,” the WBC welterweight champion told Big Show after watching the exhibition via satellite. “And at WrestleMania, I’m going to break your jaw.”
An incensed Big Show had heard enough. To put an exclamation point on his winning statement, the 7-foot, 450-pound giant lifted his hapless opponent overhead and tossed him over the ropes and onto the cold, hard concrete below.
Later in the night, Mayweather addressed pundits who wondered whether the reward was worth the risk. “Money” is risking his health, his career and millions in potential earnings. But he is a showman and a man – and a brave warrior. He said he would defy the odds and bring Big Show to his knees.
“I’m here to dominate,” the welterweight champion told Jerry “The King” Lawler.
Big Show will no doubt have a thing or two to say about that. The two will meet again during an official WrestleMania weigh-in next week during a special three-hour edition of Raw. (WATCH) (PHOTOS)
Getting a Leg Up Before Ric Flair faces Shawn Michaels in a Career Threatening Match at WrestleMania, the two longtime friends joined forces in a tag team match against Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch. Mutual respect was shown between the 16-time World Champion and The Showstopper when Flair locked Cade into the Figure-Four Leglock and Michaels, not to be outdone, locked Murdoch in a leglock submission hold of his own.
However, after the match, HBK stressed to his idol that he did not want to face him at WrestleMania and be the man to end Flair’s career. However, The Showstopper also warned the “Nature Boy” that his show would be stopped if he continued to pursue their match. (PHOTOS)
Brand Loyalty Umaga offered a scary glimpse into what Batista might expect at WrestleMania when the Samoan Bulldozer crashes headlong into The Animal in a Raw vs. SmackDown battle of the brands. Umaga disposed of his opponent, Super Crazy, in a quick, brutal display. For his part, Batista sent a note stating that there’s nothing he’d rather do than face Umaga for brand bragging rights. (PHOTOS)
Heeeeere’s Jericho Chris Jericho brought his classic talk show, The Highlight Reel, back to Raw and welcomed his first guest, Jeff Hardy. Unfortunately for Y2J, their interview didn’t go according to plan. After stating that there will be no friends at their Money in the Bank Match at WrestleMania, Hardy proved it by dropping his host with a Twist of Fate. (WATCH) (PHOTOS)
Bounced Check John Cena sought retribution against Mr. Kennedy after last week when the loudmouth from Green Bay, Wis., hit the former WWE Champion with a post-match Mic Check. Last year’s Mr. Money in the Bank showed why he’s an up-and-comer, but The Champ’s STFU proved too much for him to bear. (WATCH) (PHOTOS)
Naked Jealousy Santino Marella tried to sabotage the unveiling of Maria’s Playboy cover, but his girlfriend wouldn’t be denied. Instead, Candice Michelle helped to reveal the cover of the magazine that hits newsstands March 7. Maria and Candice will also team up in a BunnyMania Lumberjack Match at WrestleMania pitting the two Playboy cover girls against Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix & Melina with a bevy of Divas surrounding the ring. It was also announced that Snoop Dogg will serve as Master of Ceremonies. (WATCH) (PHOTOS)
Cool Money Carlito dodged several near falls in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match against Cody Rhodes. The Caribbean Bad Apple applied a Backstabber on one-half of the World Tag Team Champions to earn the three-count and a spot at WrestleMania. (WATCH) (PHOTOS)
Family Outrage Finlay finally admitted that he, not Mr. McMahon, is the father of Hornswoggle. JBL then showed up via satellite from Hornswoggle’s hospital room, where he slapped the little guy and challenged Finlay to a match at WrestleMania, which the Irishman quickly accepted. (WATCH) (PHOTOS) (Match Preview)
Extreme Takeover Raw General Manager William Regal allowed a Triple Threat Takeover Monday night, which will permit each of the three Superstars involved in WrestleMania’s main event — Randy Orton, Triple H and John Cena — to establish rules for their matches leading up to the March 30 extravaganza. This week, Cena was in charge and pitted the current WWE Champion against The Game. During the match, The Champ charged into the ring and lifted Triple H overhead for an FU. Then, Orton snuck up on Cena and dropped him with a RKO. As he raised WWE Championship gold overhead, Orton cast a cold stare at the two bodies lying prone on the mat.
The Pro Wrestling Torch is reporting that Matt Hardy had elbow surgery while he was out recovering from a burst appendix in November. This is one of the reasons why Hardy was out of action for so long, however, is now said to be 100%.
Update on Samoa Joe and his TNA future Posted by Bobby Spade on 03/03/2008 at 11:21 AM
Credit: Wrestling Observer
Although his actual contract signing hasn’t been confirmed, everyone is acting like Samoa Joe and TNA have agreed to a long-term commitment. It’s expected that Joe will be elevated to a whole new level starting at the Lockdown PPV with TNA now confident that Joe is with them for the long haul.
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