PWInsider.com reports that Konnan filed a lawsuit against TNA Wrestling in which he accuses the company of racial discrimination. The lawsuit includes allegations of drug use among "higher ups" in the company
Batista def. Deuce & Domino (2-on-1 Handicap Match) Big Show def. Chase Stevens, Andy Douglas & Luke Hawx (3-on-1 Handicap Match) World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Funaki (Non-title) Kane vs. Chuck Palumbo (No Contest) WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison def. Jesse & Festus Undertaker def. ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero (Non-title)
BILOXI, Miss. – They say strange things happen on the night of a full moon. But it didn’t take lunar activity, just the onset of WrestleMania XXIV for wild things to take place on Friday Night SmackDown. A Deadman, a Big Red Monster, an Animal, a Silverback, two 7-foot giants and a Rated-R Superstar were on the prowl, looking to vanquish their opponents on The Road to WrestleMania.
MVP’s VIP Lounge For the first time in almost six years, Raw’s Chris Jericho paid a visit to the land of SmackDown as a guest on U.S. Champion MVP’s VIP Lounge. The two Money in the Bank Ladder Match opponents traded verbal barbs, including Jericho poking fun at alternative names for MVP. The self-proclaimed highest paid entertainer tried to elevate himself with a lot of tough talk, but Jericho literally brought him back down to earth when he knocked the United States Champion from atop a ladder in the ring. (WATCH) Is this symbolic of what we’re going to see when the two meet in just nine days at WrestleMania?
One Punch KO For yet another week, Big Show crushed those foolish enough to step into the ring with the angry, dominant giant. This week, it was three competitors who fell victim to the 7-footer. Big Show made quick work of the trio, finishing off the least fortunate with a powerful knock-out blow, followed by an easy pin. As the WrestleMania showdown between Big Show and Floyd Mayweather draws near, the risk for the boxing champion appears to increase with each passing week.
Rampaging Animal The look in Batista’s eyes on SmackDown told the story: You don’t want to get in his way – not now, not when The Granddaddy of Them All is just nine days away. Deuce & Domino found this out the hard way, as The Animal went on the offensive right from the start of their 2-on-1 Handicap Match. Despite their two-man advantage, the former WWE Tag Team Champions were no match for their opponent, who Batista Bombed Domino for a decisive win. The Animal appears to be right on form to face Umaga in their Raw vs. SmackDown battle for brand supremacy at WrestleMania.
Tag Titles Intact Earlier in the week on ECW, things looked promising for the Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy team when Festus pinned The Miz in a Six-Man Tag Match. But with the WWE Tag Team Titles on the line on Friday Night SmackDown, this time it was The Miz who pinned Jesse. The Shaman of Sexy must be content with keeping tag team gold in place, but will be looking for future gold if he can succeed in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Also on SmackDown Just when you thought you were watching two of SmackDown’s biggest men do battle – Kane and Chuck Palumbo – The Great Khali made his way into the arena and made the encounter that much bigger. Khali went right for Kane and delivered a Khali Bomb, ending the match without a victor.
But, the parade of big men wasn’t over, as the World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry came into the arena to make his mark. The self-proclaimed Silverback went on a path of destruction, first lifting and slamming the 400-pound Punjabi giant, then laying waste to Palumbo with a massive avalanche, and finally lifting and slamming Kane to the canvas. The four will meet again in the WrestleMania 24-Man Battle Royal. Will Henry be able to repeat this display of dominance, or will one of SmackDown’s big men deliver some payback on The Grandest Stage of Them All?
Although compared to the likes of Khali and Henry, the competitors were smaller in stature, but the animosity was just a fierce when the SmackDown Diva Contest continued on Friday. In an Arm Wrestling Competition, Michelle McCool took first place yet again this week. Then, SmackDown Assistant General Manager Theodore Long delivered the bad news to Victoria fans that she was eliminated from the competition, according to your votes. (WATCH) Next week, the Divas continue to battle it out, hoping to win the custom Beverly Hills Chopper. More on this competition…
Harmful melody When World Heavyweight Champion Edge defeated Funaki, he “borrowed” some of Undertaker’s signature moves by mocking the Phenom’s RIP gesture and using the Tombstone Piledriver to dismantle his opponent. After the champion’s easy win, he grabbed the ring mic and let it be known: “Tonight, I step up to a whole new level.”
Later in the night, the Ultimate Opportunist delivered on his promise. Though Undertaker defeated ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero using his blood-drawing submission move, Edge, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder launched a steel-chair attack on The Phenom. In an ugly display, the Rated-R entourage relentlessly pummeled an outnumbered Undertaker, with the champion ultimately knocking out his WrestleMania opponent with a brutal Con-Chair-To.
NEWS AND VIDEO FROM THURSDAY'S "IMPACT!" BROADCAST ON SPIKE TV The road to the April 13 "Lockdown" PPV continues By Bill Banks
There are several major news items to report from Thursday's "iMPACT!" as the road to the April 13 "Lockdown" Pay-Per-View continues!
Don't forget: "iMPACT!" airs live next Thursday night on SpikeTV from Universal Studios In Orlando, Florida! Don't miss the historic event starting at 9pm ET
- Booker T welcomed his wife Sharmell back to "iMPACT!", but it didn't go as the former World Champion planned! Not only was Booker confronted again by Robert Roode, but TNA Management Director Jim Cornette announced it will be Booker T and Sharmell taking on Robert Roode and Payton Banks in a mixed tag team match at Lockdown in the Six Sides Of Steel!
- Scott Steiner and Petey Williams defeated Kaz and Eric Young in tag team action after Eric was once again scared by the appearance of Black Reign and Rellik. After the bout, Steiner continued his mysterious "initiation" of Williams.
- A sitdown took place between Christian Cage and Rhino as Cage attempted to make peace with Rhino. Later, Rhino faced Tomko - and Cage came to Rhino's aid when AJ Styles attacked. However, Team 3D also helped Tomko and Styles, leading to Cornette announcing Team 3D vs. Cage and Rhino later that night.
- More footage aired of Jay Lethal on his date with SoCal Val
- In the Lockdown Xscape Match qualifier, "The Guru" Sonjay Dutt defeated Homicide of the LAX
- AJ Styles announced he had brought a special guest to "iMPACT!" - and it turned out to be Karen Angle! Karen watched on from ringside as AJ battled Booker T, but after a brawl involving Sharmell and Payton Banks, AJ was dejected to find out Karen had left!
- The team of Gail Kim and ODB defeated Angelina Love and Velvet Sky
- TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle help a public training session, destroying his opponents in the process as he prepares for his upcoming Lockdown World Title match against Samoa Joe.
- In the main event of the broadcast, Cage and Rhino vs. Team 3D was ruled a no-contest after AJ, Tomko and Team 3D got involved. However, the big news was that after the brawl, Sting's music hit - signaling the return of the icon to TNA Wrestling!
Developmental performer suspended for 30 days Written: March 20, 2008
STAMFORD, Conn. – In accordance with its Substance Abuse and Drug Testing Policy, WWE has suspended Afa Anoai, a developmental talent in the WWE farm system (Florida Championship Wrestling), for 30 days for his first violation of the company’s policy.
Backstage tension among TNA knockouts? Posted by Bobby Spade on 03/20/2008 at 07:07 PM
TNA officials held a meeting at last week's Impact tapings to address some backstage tension that exists among a few of female performers.
The bulk of the heat in the locker room is directed towards three TNA mainstays; Gail Kim, Christy Hemme and Traci Brooks. A few of the new women in the company believe that the trio act like they're above most of the newer female performers.
Reportedly, Brooks lashed out at Jamie Szantyr a.k.a. "Velvet Sky" for not holding up her end of the match with Kim, which aired on Impact last week and was taped a few weeks ago.
Another issue brought up involves Trenesha Biggers a.k.a. "Rhaka Khan". Reportedly, she offended the lady who handles makeup for TNA by complaining that she wasn't happy with her work on her.
Kane def. Elijah Burke Kofi Kingston def. James Curtis CM Punk, Jesse & Festus def. Shelton Benjamin, John Morrison & The Miz ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero def. Colin Delaney (non-title)
BILOXI, Miss. – The Land of the Extreme was in full-force WrestleMania mode in this super-competitive sports-entertainment season as ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero and the rest of the roster tried to set the stage for The Granddaddy of Them All.
Three of the Superstars who will be competing in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania XXIV faced off in the midst of a Six-Man Tag Team Match, hoping to gain an early advantage. CM Punk seemed a bit concerned in the locker room before the contest, as he observed his dazed partner, Festus. But his other associate for the night, Jesse, assured the Straightedge Superstar he wouldn’t be disappointed once the bell rang. He was right, as the three Superstars overpowered The Miz and two other Money in the Bank contestants, John Morrison & Shelton Benjamin. The win also helped to fuel Jesse & Festus, as the duo is primed to defeat Morrison & The Miz on SmackDown and become WWE Tag Team Champions.
Earlier, the evening kicked off on fire – literally. Kane exploded into the ring where he extinguished Elijah Burke. The Big Red Machine will no doubt be one of the favorites to win the brand-wide 24-Man Battle Royal at ‘Mania. While he certainly has a size advantage over most, he is not the biggest Superstar in the massive, over-the-top rope contest. Matt Striker has already promised that Big Daddy V will shake the foundation of the Florida Citrus Bowl. The Great Khali is sure to make some waves as well. There is really only one word that fittingly describes this destructive clash of titans: Humongous.
Later in the night, Kofi Kingston cruised to another victory on ECW on Sci Fi. The first-ever Jamaican Superstar has yet to be defeated since joining the extreme brand. Tuesday was just another part of the chapter as his unique style and attitude helped him to pin James Curtis. Might Kofi find himself in the 24-Superstar mix at WrestleMania?
While Kingston celebrated on ECW, the “Mexican Warrior” was preparing with WrestleMania on his mind. The ECW Champion capped off the evening by taking pleasure in defeating Colin Delaney in what Guerrero called a preview of what’s to come at WrestleMania. Delaney was denied an ECW contract in the loss and Guerrero was able to make a very loud statement, warning all other competitors in contention to challenge him in a title match later that evening at WrestleMania. (WATCH) More on this story …
CM Punk def. Carlito Umaga def. Paul London & Brian Kendrick JBL def. Colin Delaney Ric Flair def. Mr. McMahon Candice Michelle & Maria def. Jillian Hall & Victoria Big Show def. Chris Jericho (disqualification) John Cena & Randy Orton def. Raw roster (disqualification)
LAFAYETTE, La. – A proud Irishman, Mr. McMahon thought he would have the luck of his ancestors firmly behind him on St. Patrick’s Day when he challenged Ric Flair to a Career Threatening Street Fight. Unfortunately for the Chairman, it looked as if his ancestors may have been too busy celebrating to lend a hand.
Mr. McMahon, who had issued a win-or-retire ultimatum to Flair back in November, came up short against his longtime rival Monday night. With his latest victory, the 16-time World Champion has now leapt seven hurdles tossed in his path, including Randy Orton, Umaga, Triple H, William Regal, MVP and Mr. Kennedy, and kept his career alive. His path to a WrestleMania showdown with his friend, the incomparable Shawn Michaels, seems clear.
It wasn’t easy, though. During the battle, Mr. McMahon used a battery of weapons to bloody the “Nature Boy”: a garbage can, kendo stick and a metal folding chair. Just when it appeared the Chairman would emerge victorious, HBK distracted the ref before the three-count. And in the end, Flair prevailed after nailing the Chairman in the blarney stones and crashing down on him and putting him through a table. Video | Photos
Show Business Big Show stopped by Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel for a chat when things quickly turned ugly. Show challenged the Intercontinental Champion to a title match after equating him with his WrestleMania foe, Floyd “Money” Mayweather. During their match, The World’s Largest Athlete made a statement by overpowering the former Undisputed WWE Champion. An enraged Jericho then got disqualified when he smacked Show across the face with his title gold. However, the giant sent Mayweather a message loud and clear by knocking out Y2J with one punch. Video
Carlito Punk’d In a sneak peek of the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania, two of the seven qualifiers, CM Punk and Carlito, offered a glimpse of the fireworks that are sure to ensue. After several near-pinfalls, the Straightedge Superstar finally took out Carlito to capture a slice of momentum heading into Orlando, Fla.
Supreme Being Umaga showed why GM William Regal chose him to represent Raw during WrestleMania’s Battle of Brand Supremacy against SmackDown’s representative, Batista. The Samoan Bulldozer showed his dominance by plowing through Paul London & Brian Kendrick after Kendrick seemingly abandoned his partner.
Alternate Ending Once again, JBL showed why he’s not exactly the most respected man on the roster. In an attempt to send a message to his WrestleMania Belfast Brawl foe Finlay, the “wrestling god” chose as an alternate the “next toughest Irishman” on the roster, ECW’s poor Colin Delaney, whom JBL proceeded to abuse. Video | Photos
Hopping Mad Less than two weeks before their WrestleMania match, BunnyMania partners Maria & Candice Michelle faced off against Jillian Hall & Victoria. As Candice sealed the win for her team, a jealous Santino Marella fumed at ringside. So enraged about Maria’s Playboy cover was the Italian that he took a cheap shot at Jerry “The King” Lawler before scampering away. Video | Photos
Army of Two Thanks to Triple Threat Takeover rules, Triple H pitted his WrestleMania opponents, John Cena & Randy Orton, against the entire Raw roster. During the match, the two adversaries were forced to work together to eliminate Paul Burchill, Snitsky and Trevor Murdoch among others, before the rest of the roster charged over the ropes, disqualifying themselves and handing Cena & Orton the match. It didn’t end there, though. Triple H had his say, too, when he entered the ring and Pedigreed his WrestleMania competition, standing over their spent bodies with a look of satisfaction. Full Story | Video | Photos
Gary Hart passed away yesterday afternoon at his home in Euless, TX, after returning from an autograph session in Allentown, PA. He was 66.
Hart would have been among the top wrestling managers of all-time and was a fixture in the Dallas area working for Fritz Von Erich. He was best known for managing people like Bruiser Brody, The Spoiler, Great Kabuki, Chris Adams and the Great Muta.
Hart was the heel manager used when Eddie Graham and booker Bill Watts turned Dusty Rhodes babyface in Florida in 1974. As a booker, he was the mastermind of the building of Kerry Von Erich in Dallas in the early 80s, and booked the famous Christmas 1982 cage match with Ric Flair that ignited the territory.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
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