Big Show def. Shannon Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang WWE Tag Team Champion John Morrison def. WWE Tag Team Champion The Miz (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match) United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter def. Batista Chuck Palumbo & The Great Khali def. Kane & Jamie Noble World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Curt Hawkins, Zack Ryder & ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero def. Ric Flair & Shawn Michaels in a 4-on-2 Handicap Steel Cage Match
CHICAGO – Fans at the Allstate Arena got a taste of the intensity to come in just 16 days at WrestleMania XXIV as the SmackDown Superstars collided in the ring, on the unforgiving concrete arena floor, and within a 15-foot-high steel cage. There is no doubt, The Granddaddy of Them All is near.
Since his comeback, Big Show has continued to demolish any opponent who has dared get in the ring with the 7-foot, 430-pound giant. Friday was no different in a match against two Superstars, as the “World’s Largest Athlete” dispatched Shannon Moore with a direct punch to the head, followed by an effortless pin using his size-22 boot. Next, in what is becoming a common occurrence, the goliath pressed Jimmy Wang Yang overhead and tossed him to the arena floor to cap off his exhibition of force. After Floyd “Money” Mayweather suffered the same fate on Raw (WATCH), the boxing champion must be asking himself if the risk is going to be worth the reward when he does battle with Big Show in “The Biggest and The Best” at WrestleMania.
Mo’ money Speaking of the almighty dollar, the opportunity for the last spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania was enough to turn friend into foe as WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison and The Miz battled each other on SmackDown. A swinging neckbreaker from Morrison allowed him to pin his teammate, The Miz. (WATCH) With Morrison earning the final spot in Money in the Bank, the stage is now set for one of WWE's most coveted opportunities on The Grandest Stage of Them All. More on The Money in the Bank Ladder Match…
Samoan spoiler After finally beating The Animal by count-out one week earlier, United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter battled Batista in a No Holds Barred Title Match. The back-and-forth struggle for dominance included steel chairs, a chokehold with a neckchain, and a slam to the exposed concrete arena floor. But, the odds quickly shifted when Raw’s Umaga inserted himself into the match and delivered a vicious Samoan Spike to The Animal. His sneak attack left the door open for MVP to capitalize on the fallen Batista and get the pinfall. (WATCH)
Earlier in the week, Batista paid a visit to Raw where he delivered a spear to Umaga. (WATCH) After a tumultuous week, both Superstars will be looking to settle the score when they battle for brand supremacy, SmackDown vs. Raw, at WrestleMania.
Father knows best While Friday was family night for some, Finlay choked back emotion as he updated fans on his son Hornswoggle’s condition following a recent brutal assault from JBL. For payback for the initial injury – as well as ruthlessly slapping Hornswoggle during a hospital visit – the Fighting Irishman vowed to deliver a beating to JBL at WrestleMania. (WATCH)
Also on SmackDown Chuck Palumbo & The Great Khali squared off against Kane & Jamie Noble – who was still nursing injured ribs, courtesy of a Big Show beating last week on SmackDown. Taking advantage of his most vulnerable opponent, Khali slammed Noble to the mat and got the easy pinfall. The match offered a preview of what is to come at WrestleMania, as all four Superstars will be part of a special 24-Man Battle Royal, featuring members of Raw, ECW and SmackDown. The winner of the over-the-top rope encounter will receive an ECW Title Match that same night against ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero.
Plus, the SmackDown Diva Contest continued on Friday – hosted by Playboy cover girl and Chicago’s own, Maria. After learning that Maryse was eliminated based on your votes, the remaining Divas competed in an obstacle course, with Michelle McCool taking first place. (WATCH) More on this competition…
Safety in numbers SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero stacked the deck even more in favor of her lover, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, by changing the scheduled 3-on-2 Handicap Steel Cage Match to a 4-on-2 brawl by announcing ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero would join the Ultimate Opportunist’s team. Along with Guerrero & Edge, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder helped relentlessly punish Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels. After the Rated-R Superstar’s team wore down HBK and beat Flair to a bloody pulp, Undertaker emerged within the steel cage to shift the balance of power, but Edge still managed to find the ultimate opportunity.
There are several major news items to report from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” broadcast on SpikeTV as TNA Wrestling heads towards the Sunday, April 13 “Lockdown” Pay-Per-View event:
- On the broadcast, TNA Management Director Jim Cornette announced the two big main events for the upcoming “Lockdown” Pay-Per-View. The first will be longtime rivals Kurt Angle vs. Samoa Joe for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, with both superstars locked inside the Six Sides Of Steel cage match. The second will be the annual “Lethal Lockdown” battle, with two teams captained by former friends “The Instant Classic” Christian Cage and Tomko. Cornette told both Cage and Tomko they have until March 27 to submit their teams to Cornette.
- The program also saw Karen Angle return to “iMPACT!” to make a blockbuster announcement – and she made good on that promise by demanding a separation from her husband Kurt Angle. However, Kurt was ecstatic with the news – telling Karen it was a great idea and that it would give him the opportunity to properly train for Samoa Joe without any of her distractions. Obviously, that wasn’t the response Karen was looking for from her perhaps soon to be former husband!
- The main event of the broadcast saw Christian Cage team up with Kevin Nash to face TNA World Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Tomko. However, Team 3D got involved in the bout and helped AJ and Tomko obliterate Nash and Cage. As 3D exited the ring, they got into a brawl with Survivor: Micronesia star Joel Anderson.
- Lockdown will also feature the annual “X Division Xscape Match” for the X Division Championship. The first of several qualifying bouts was held on “iMPACT!”, with Curry Man beating “Maple Leaf Muscle” Petey Williams to gain entry. Following the bout, Scott Steiner and Rhaka Khan handcuffed Williams and put a sack over his head before taking him to the back – no doubt part of this mystery “initiation” Steiner keeps referring to.
- In tag team action, Black Reign and Rellik defeated The Motor City Machineguns. Following the bout, Black Reign called out Eric Young – but it was his alter-ego Super Eric that hit the ring and disposed of the two monsters.
- The Rock N’ Raven Infection and Christy Hemme beat The LAX and Salinas in a mixed match after Hemme hit Salinas with a guitar and pinned her.
- Footage also aired of X Division Champion “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal on his date with SoCal Val.
- Gail Kim defeated Velvet Sky in singles action. Following the bout, Velvet and her partner Angelina Love attacked Gail – until TNA Women’s Champion Awesome Kong came out to inflict damage of her own! Kong put the beatdown on Gail until ODB hit the ring to chase her off.
WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz def. Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delaney The Great Khali def. Stevie Richards Kofi Kingston def. Deuce Festus def. Elijah Burke CM Punk def. Big Daddy V (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match)
CHICAGO – ECW General Manager Armando Estrada found himself inspired by this week’s WrestleMania Rewind edition of Raw, as WWE’s three brands were represented in one ring. Looking ahead to WrestleMania XXIV, Estrada announced that Superstars from Raw, SmackDown and ECW will compete in a special 24-Man Battle Royal on March 30. But there’s a twist.
“Immediately following that match, the winner will face Chavo Guerrero for the ECW Championship,” Estrada announced. More…
Who will earn a chance at ECW gold? One participant in the WrestleMania XXIV 24-Man Battle Royal will be The Great Khali, who faced ECW Original Stevie Richards on Tuesday night. After Khali quickly picked up the win, Mike Knox entered the ring. In a scene reminiscent of last week’s WWE Mobile on AT&T Exclusive, Knox viciously attacked Richards, leaving him battered in the middle of the ring.
In other Extreme action, CM Punk qualified for the WrestleMania XXIV Money in the Bank Ladder Match by defeating Big Daddy V. During an impressive showing before his hometown crowd, Punk nearly lifted the 500-pounder for a GTS, but his knees buckled under the weight. After a strong fight against the giant, Big Daddy V ended up outside of the ring, leading to Punk’s win via count-out. Before celebrating with his fellow Chi-Town natives, Punk got his trademark GTS in, but against a furious Matt Striker, who was livid the Straightedge Superstar won the spot in the Money in the Bank Match. More…
Also on ECW, The Miz & John Morrison retained WWE Tag Team gold for the second week in a row, this time in an Extreme Rules Match on Tuesday night. Tommy Dreamer & Colin Delaney’s shopping cart full of Extreme Rules props – including a Chicago Bears helmet and a garbage can – weren’t enough to earn tag team gold when The Miz & Morrison each kept a foot on the ropes while pinned. Then, the champs drove Dreamer through a table and Miz picked up the pin to retain the gold against their underdog challengers.
Later that night, Kofi Kingston kept his momentum alive in a match against Deuce. Talk about trouble in paradise – Domino and Cherry rooted for Deuce from ringside, but their cheers fell on deaf ears as Kingston remained undefeated.
Finally, Elijah Burke thought he could tackle the monster Festus becomes once the bell rings. No such luck for Burke, as Festus’ rage was ignited at the sound of the bell, leading to another win.
Matt Hardy posted a new blog on his MySpace page this afternoon.. Here is one really interesting thing he wrote: "I know two people of different genders who are in a dilemma at this time. One of these individuals I am extremely close with-the other one I used to be. The thing that worries me is that they're both playing around in the deep water and can't swim. I can swim."
Jeff Hardy did meet with Vince McMahon last night at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin before Raw started. As a result, Hardy has been removed from the Wrestlemania money in the bank match. The next violation will result in his mandatory release from the company. The locker room was informed of Hardy's pending suspension before Raw started. The Hardy suspension story is getting a lot of media attention as it has been picked up by the Assocated Press.
Undertaker def. Mark Henry Mr. Kennedy def. Finlay (disqualification) Chris Jericho def. Jeff Hardy (Intercontinental Championship) US Express vs. Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik (no contest) Triple H def. Kane Melina def. Maria Edge def. CM Punk Shawn Michaels def. John Cena (disqualification)
MILWAUKEE – After six months, seven days and countless Swanton Bombs, Jeff Hardy’s high-flying reign as Intercontinental Champion has finally been grounded. In a title match at the Bradley Center, the “Rainbow-haired Warrior” found himself dragged back down to earth by the resolute hands of Chris Jericho.
Ever since his return to competition from a two-year absence last November, Y2J has been anxious to win some gold. After tackling the challenge of the self-proclaimed “wrestling god,” JBL, Jericho refocused his efforts, determined to recapture that which he’d held many times before, the Intercontinental Championship.
While Hardy had been on an enviable winning streak for months, his lion-hearted rival would not be rebuffed. The pair swapped blows, ascending the ropes and taking to the air throughout the match. In the end, however, the determination fixed on Y2J’s face proved too overwhelming to surmount.
Jericho’s victory will likely reverberate far beyond the Bradley Center, as the new Intercontinental Champion recaptures not only his coveted gold, but also seizes the momentum leading up to this year’s Money in the Bank Match at WrestleMania XXIV. (VIDEO) (PHOTOS)
Odd Man In When Ric Flair called out his friend and WrestleMania opponent Shawn Michaels, the rhetoric between the two became heated at times, but the mutual respect shone through. So close is their bond that HBK announced he’ll be at SmackDown this Friday to back up the “Nature Boy” in his 3-on-1 Handicap Steel Cage Match against Edge, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder. (VIDEO)
Dead Again In a rematch of their chilling Casket Match at WrestleMania 22, Undertaker and Mark Henry rammed heads again. As might be expected, The Deadman’s familiarity with the afterlife proved invaluable, as he once again laid waste to the World’s Strongest Man. (PHOTOS)
Caught in the Crossfire Finlay was prepared to battle Mr. Kennedy in a match pitting two former Money in the Bank participants against each other. Before the match, though, JBL did his best to rile the Irishman, who in turn was disqualified for rapping his shillelagh against the loudmouth from Green Bay, Wis., in order to send a vicious message back to JBL. These two will have one ugly meeting of the minds at WrestleMania XXIV during their Belfast Brawl. (VIDEO) (PHOTOS)
Cold Warriors In a flashback to 1985’s WrestleMania I, Barry Windham & Mike Rotunda, better known as U.S. Express, were slated to tackle the menace of Nikolai Volkoff & Iron Sheik. Before the match, however, the tag teams discovered a common threat when a shrieking Jillian Hall attempted to croon the U.S. Express’ former entrance song, “Born in the USA.” Rather than endure the Diva’s caterwauling, Rotunda silenced the Diva with an airplane spin. (VIDEO) (PHOTOS)
Kane Unable With Randy Orton in charge of the Triple Threat Takeover this week, the current WWE Champion arranged a match between Triple H and The Game’s WrestleMania XV opponent, Kane. The two towering figures rumbled throughout the ring before Triple H pinned Kane’s shoulders to the mat and stared down Orton as he watched from the wings. (VIDEO) (PHOTOS)
Boy Troubles It was a beauty of a battle pitting Maria against Melina, each accompanied by their respective BunnyMania tag team partners, Candice Michelle and Beth Phoenix. The Playboy cover girl held her own until her jealous beau Santino Marella showed up ringside and tore in half her Playboy cover. The diversion allowed Melina to take advantage and roll up her stunning adversary. (VIDEO)
Weighing In At the Big Show-Floyd Mayweather weigh-in, The World’s Largest Athlete outweighed The Greatest Fighter in the World by a daunting 300 pounds. While Show reveled in the disparity, Mayweather made it clear that he would not be intimidated. That’s when a fuming Big Show scooped up the WBC welterweight champion and hurled him into a crowd of fellow Superstars. Show then lumbered out of the ring as trainers attended to Mayweather. Full story … (VIDEO) (PHOTOS)
Maintaining Edge Money in the Bank opponents last year at WrestleMania, Edge and CM Punk revisited their rivalry in a non-title match. Perhaps trying to send Ric Flair and his WrestleMania opponent Undertaker a message, the current World Heavyweight Champion edged past Punk for the three-count.
Strike Up the Brand Raw General Manager William Regal wanted to make a statement about the Battle for Brand Supremacy that will take place at this year’s WrestleMania. He brought Raw’s representative, Umaga, to the ring. But SmackDown representative, Batista, interrupted the festivities. The two went at it before Batista was able to spear the Samoan Bulldozer out of the ring. It’s highly unlikely, though, that Batista has heard the last of Umaga. (VIDEO)
Takeover Turnaround Taking advantage of his Triple Threat Takeover, Randy Orton threw John Cena in a match against his WrestleMania 23 opponent, Shawn Michaels. Things didn’t turn out exactly as the Legend Killer had hoped. In an attempt at throwing the victory to HBK, Orton attacked The Showstopper and then went to RKO “The Champ.” But then Cena turned the tables and leveled Orton with an FU.
RESULTS AND REPLAY INFO FOR THE DESTINATION X PAY-PER-VIEW SPECTACULAR By Bill Banks
COMPLETE RESULTS FROM THE DESTINATION X PAY-PER-VIEW:
- The Latin American Xchange defeated The Motor City Machineguns and The Rock N' Rave infection to become the new #1 contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Championship. Hernandez got the pin on Jimmy Rave after hitting him with the Border Toss.
- "Black Machismo" Jay Lethal retained the X Division Championship by defeating "Maple Leaf Muscle" Petey Williams, despite interference by Scott Steiner and Rhaka Khan. After the triple-team, Williams hit the Canadian Destroyer on Lethal, but SoCal Val pulled the referee. Khan went after Val, but Sonjay Dutt came out to back off Steiner's freak. Back in the ring, Lethal surprised Williams with a small package for the win.
- Kaz and Eric Young defeated Black Reign and Rellik in tag team action. Young was once again scared of Rellik and Black Reign, but left the match and later returned as his alter-ego "Super Eric" to battle the monsters and get the win! Using superhuman strength, Super Eric hit a DOUBLE Death Valley Driver on Reign and Rellik to pin Reign and get the victory.
- Awesome Kong retained the TNA Women's Championship over Gail Kim and ODB when Raisha Saeed interfered and cost ODB the bout. Gail Kim and ODB worked together early on to try to stop Kong, but they eventually turned on each other as the match progressed.
- Shark Boy and Curry Man defeated Team 3D in the "Fish Market Street Fight". Johnny Devine accidentally blinded Brother Ray with powder, leading to Ray mistakenly hitting his Team 3D finisher on Devon, allowing Shark Boy to get the win. Following the bout, Team 3D shoved "Survivor" star Joel “Truck” Anderson, who was at ringside along with Johnny Fairplay. TNA security stepped in before the confrontation could escalate.
- Robert Roode defeated Booker T in the "Stand By Your Man" strap match after using a pair of handcuffs to knock Booker out. Booker was so angry with the decision that he had to be taken out of the ring by security. After the bout, Payton Banks strapped Traci Brooks unmercifully. Eventually, Sharmell made her return with a leather strap and not only tore up Roode and Banks but took the leather to anyone that got in her way! Before TNA security took Sharmell out of the ring, she even strapped Jim Cornette!
- "The War Machine" Rhino defeated "Cowboy" James Storm in the Elevation X match, which certainly lived up to the daredevil, high-risk reputation. In the end, Storm tried to hide under the steel structure, but Rhino found him and kicked him off Elevation X! Storm fell all the way down to the ring through a table! Storm had to be stretchered out of the ring as Rhino celebrated atop the steel structure.
- In the main event, the team of Samoa Joe, Christian Cage and Kevin Nash started with the 3-on-2 advantage against The Angle Alliance. AJ Styles and Tomko started the bout, with Kurt Angle later joining. Samoa Joe won the bout for his team by defeating Tomko with Clutch. On April 13 at Lockdown, Samoa Joe will challenge Kurt Angle for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship inside the Six Sides of Steel!
- Nick Nemeth (formerly Nicky of the Spirit Squad) is currently working in WWE's Florida Championship Wrestling developmental territory. He is working under the name "the Natural" Nic Nemeth. His official website is back online at NickNemeth.com.
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