Matt Hardy def. United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter (Non-title match) Festus def. Zack Ryder Vladimir Kozlov def. Matt Bentley WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison def. Jimmy Wang Yang & Shannon Moore (Non-title match) World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker vs. ECW Champion Kane (No Contest)
MIAMI – Saying goodbye to wrestling legend Ric Flair has not been easy for our fans and WWE Superstars alike. On Friday Night SmackDown, Shawn Michaels tried to explain what it feels like to have ended the career of his boyhood idol, "Naitch," at WrestleMania XXIV. But while struggling to express his mixed emotions, HBK was confronted in the ring by Batista, who claimed HBK’s actions on The Grandest Stage of Them All were both selfish and wrong. (WATCH)
Return of fate Matt Hardy shocked everyone at WrestleMania XXIV by emerging from the crowd to go after United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter during the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. The returning Superstar quickly put an end to MVP’s chances for the coveted championship contract with a wicked Twist of Fate. On Friday Night SmackDown, the two clashed in a vicious and malicious battle, featuring kicks, punches and headbutts. Once again, though, it was the Twist of Fate that did in MVP, as Hardy used the devastating maneuver to claim victory in their non-title match. (WATCH)
One cool ride In the SmackDown Diva Competition, Michelle McCool defeated fellow finalist Cherry to win the slick, new custom Beverly Hills Chopper. On hand to present McCool with her new ride were Beverly Hills Chopper owner, Johnny Fratto and son, Johnny, Jr. But the first few moments of McCool’s reign as top Diva quickly brought out the critics. First, it was Victoria who came into the arena to brawl with McCool. Then out of nowhere, a mysterious blonde Diva viciously attacked McCool. Despite Cherry’s efforts the help McCool, the blonde brutally slammed McCool into the ring post. (WATCH) Read more on this competition...
Gigantic showdown In tag action, a swinging neck breaker from WWE Tag Team Champion John Morrison to Shannon Moore allowed the Shaman of Sexy & The Miz to get the win over Moore & Jimmy Wang Yang. But, before the opponents could clear the ring, The Great Khali came in to clear house. First it was The Miz & Morrison who felt the 7-footer’s wrath. Next, Khali pressed Yang high overhead and tossed him to the arena floor before finishing up his path of destruction by chokeslamming Moore. But, before the dust could clear, Big Show came into the arena to confront Khali. “Monday night you got in my face (on Raw), tonight I’m in yours,” Show bellowed. It looked like the two titans would clash, but Khali once again chose to save it for another day, leaving the ring.
Biscuits & beatings Since debuting on SmackDown last fall, Festus has been manhandling opponents and taking care of business. In the 24-man Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXIV, he was a force to be reckoned with. In perhaps his strongest showing yet, the corn-fed colossus absolutely destroyed Zack Ryder on SmackDown. Using brute force, Festus tossed the Rated-R entourage member around the ring and got the easy pinfall.
From Russia…with love? Russian bruiser Vladimir Kozlov burst onto the SmackDown scene by crushing Matt Bentley in a dominating show of force. From the start, Kozlov launched a vicious offense that Bentley could not counter, resulting in a commanding win. (WATCH)
Brothers of Destruction Things didn’t go very well at WrestleMania XXIV for Chavo Guerrero and Edge, who both left Orlando as ex-champions. Edge lost his World Heavyweight Championship to Undertaker, while Chavo lost the ECW Championship to Undertaker’s brother, Kane. “I have never been so ticked off in my life,” the Rated-R Superstar said at the opening of SmackDown about losing his title. Chavo was equally disappointed in his ‘Mania showing.
But, it didn’t take long for SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero to step in and lay down plans try to bring the titles back to “the family.” On SmackDown, the GM announced the blockbuster card for Backlash on pay-per-view on April 27. Chavo will face Kane in an ECW Championship rematch, and Edge will challenge The Phenom to try to regain the World Heavyweight Championship.
Continuing down her vindictive path, the GM ordered Kane and Undertaker to face each other that night on SmackDown. If either brother declined to face the other, he would be stripped of his respective championship. With such high stakes, the match went on as ordered. However, before a victor could be decided, Edge, Chavo, Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder stepped in to attack the brothers. In the end, though, the Brothers of Destruction lived up to their name as they turned the tables on Chavo and Edge with chokeslams, capped off with double Tombstone Piledrivers. Ouch!
NEWS AND VIDEO FROM THURSDAY'S "iMPACT!" BROADCAST ON SPIKE TV The road to the April 13 "Lockdown" Pay-Per-View continues By Bill Banks
There are several major news items from Thursday's "iMPACT!" broadcast on SpikeTV, including big news on Sting, Matt Morgan, Scott Steiner and more!
- Thie big news coming out of Thursday's broadcast is that the "Lethal Lockdown" match at the Pay-Per-View is now 5-on-5! Matt Morgan allowed Team Tomko to add "Cowboy" James Storm to their team, while Morgan tricked everyone and revealed he was the fifth member of Team Cage as "iMPACT!" went off the air! Obviously, TNA Management Director Jim Cornette can't be please with Morgan's plan!
- In the main event, "The Icon" Sting defeated "Cowboy" James Storm after Morgan helped Sting by tossing him a baseball bat (following some underhanded tactics by Storm and Jacqueline).
- Also on the broadcast, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle discussed his upcoming World Title match against Samoa Joe - but Angle was interrupted by "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner, who told Angle he was cashing in on his "Fight For The Right" World Title shot and wanted the winner of Angle vs. Joe at May's Sacrifice Pay-Per-View!
- Shark Boy qualified for the X Division Xscape Match at Lockdown by beating Elix Skipper on Thursday's broadcast.
- Team 3D beat Christian Cage and Rhino by disqualification after Rhino gored the referee...leading to Jim Cornette making the call!
- Traci Brooks got revenge on Payton Banks by beating her in singles action! Prior to the bout, Angelina Love and Velvet Sky confronted Traci in a pre-match interview. Following the bout, Velvet and Angelina hit the ring - as did several more TNA Knockouts as things go out of control. However, this led to Sharmell coming out to clear house of all the females - a move Booker T obviously didn't approve of.
- In a three-way tag team bout, number-one contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Championship The Latin American Xchange defeated The Motor City Machineguns and Black Reign/Rellik. Following the match, Super Eric hit the ring to take down Black Reign and Rellik!
- Also on the broadcast, Mike Tenay had an exclusive sitdown interview with TNA Women's Champ Awesome Kong and her manager Raisha Saeed, more footage of Jay Lethal and SoCal Val's date aired, plus additional vide of Samoa Joe training in California for his upcoming Lockdown World Title shot!
-- Angle said he believes TNA will be in a ratings war with the WWE within two to three years, much like it was during the late-'90s when it was WWE and WCW. He said TNA has come a long way in five years and has gone further than the WWE did in their first five years.
Voormalig worstelkampioen Hulk Hogan is in de wolken met zijn nieuwe vriendin Jennifer McDaniel. "Hij is dolgelukkig", vertelt een bron aan het Amerikaanse tijdschrift People. "Het gaat goed met hem, zijn humeur is erop vooruitgegaan."
Beste vriendin van dochter Terry Bollea, zoals Hulk Hogan eigenlijk heet, kreeg eind november van een verslaggever te horen dat zijn vrouw Linda niet langer in hun 24-jarige huwelijk geloofde. Vlak daarop choqueerde de worstelaar zijn familie door een affaire te beginnen met een van de beste vriendinnen van zijn dochter Brooke.
Knuffelend in oceaan Naar verluidt is de romance met de jonge Jennifer, die sprekend op de 19-jarige Brooke lijkt, in januari opgebloeid. De tortelduifjes maken geen geheim van hun liefde voor elkaar. Zo zijn ze al samen naar New Orleans geweest voor het Mardi Gras-feest. Vorige week nam de 54-jarige Hulk zijn nieuwe vlam, die visagiste zou zijn, mee naar Los Angeles. Deze week werd het verliefde stel op Miami Beach op de gevoelige plaat vastgelegd, al knuffelend in de oceaan. (novum/lb)
Mike Knox def. Stevie Richards Big Show def. Colin Delaney ECW Champion Kane & CM Punk def. Chavo Guerrero & Shelton Benjamin
MIAMI – While some WWE Superstars, such as CM Punk and Kane, have been basking in the glow of what transpired on Sunday night in Orlando, Fla., many were experiencing the effects of a WrestleMania XXIV hangover, especially Chavo Guerrero. The self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior” lost his ECW gold to the Big Red Machine, and it seems he won’t rest until he earns it back.
Meanwhile, Stevie Richards’ recent stroke of misfortune continued. The ECW Original was one of 23 Superstars who lost the Battle Royal to eventual ECW Champion Kane at WrestleMania. Then on ECW, the rivalry between Mike Knox and Richards came to a head when they met in one-on-one action for the first time.
For the last few weeks, these two ECW Superstars have been attacking each other in locker room. When they met in tag action last week, Knox & Layla were victorious over Richards & Kelly Kelly. Knox’s winning streak continued this week when he picked up a solo victory over the ECW Original. Where will their rivalry lead next?
In other ECW action, April Fools’ Day paid a visit to the Land of the Extreme when General Manager Armando Estrada said he was ready to offer Colin Delaney a contract to be a WWE Superstar. Too bad for Delaney it was April 1, and instead of a contract, Estrada presented Delaney with a giant challenge: Big Show.
Delaney would earn his coveted contract if he could beat the 7-footer, but the youngster didn’t stand a chance. In mere minutes, Big Show picked up an easy victory, then offered a warning to The Great Khali, who confronted The World’s Largest Athlete the night before on Raw.
Finally, a retribution-seeking Guerrero teamed up with a vengeful Shelton Benjamin in tag team action against Kane & CM Punk. The new ECW Champion and Mr. Money in the Bank proved why they were victorious on Sunday at WrestleMania, picking up the win on ECW. (WATCH)
WWE unhappy with this week's RAW rating Posted by Bobby Spade on 04/02/2008 at 01:05 PM
Internally WWE was not happy with the Raw rating from Monday night. The company was expecting the show to do at least a 4.0 coming out of WrestleMania. The show ended up doing a 3.9 rating. WWE did not even have the rating sent out company-wide due to how disappointed they were with it. Usually WWE sends the RAW rating out to some members of the staff, but not this week.
Cryme Tyme def. Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch Paul London & Brian Kendrick def. World Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (non-title) Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho def. CM Punk (non-title) WWE Champion Randy Orton def. Matt Hardy (non-title) Maria def. Santino Marella in an Anything Goes Match
ORLANDO, Fla. – CM Punk is learning that being “Mr. Money in the Bank” has its privileges. But one of its biggest drawbacks is that other Superstars want to use you as a stepping stone and test of their mettle.
On Raw, the newest Money in the Bank winner went head-to-head with one of his opponents from the night before – Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho. And Y2J was out to prove that Punk’s victory over him and five other Superstars was a fluke.
During the fast-paced match, Y2J countered Punk’s Go To Sleep, then pulled the Straightedge Superstar in close and hit the Codebreaker to score the pinfall.
Jericho got the redemption he wanted, but Punk had the satisfaction that he took the Intercontinental Champion to the limit – proving when the time comes to cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase, he’ll be a threat to any champions’ gold.
Hands full for Orton With the WWE Championship shining on his shoulder, Randy Orton crowed about defeating both Triple H and John Cena at WrestleMania, declaring his reign as champion the “Age of Orton.” But John “Bradshaw” Layfield had other ideas, telling the third-generation Superstar he deserved a title match as a reward for proving that he was the toughest Superstar on Raw in his Belfast Brawl victory 24 hours earlier.
As Orton yelled at the departing self-made millionaire, Matt Hardy slipped into the ring and attacked the champion from behind. The man who Orton punted in the head months ago, lengthening his recovery from a ruptured appendix, wanted revenge on the Legend Killer. Hardy later demanded a match with Orton – a request granted by General Manager William Regal.
Hardy had Orton on the ropes, hitting the Twist of Fate on the WWE Champion on the floor. But instead of leaving Orton outside the ring and winning by countout, Hardy rolled him back into the ring, where the cunning champion used his last ounce of strength to shock Hardy with an RKO and cover him for the pinfall victory.
As Orton caught his breath in the locker room, JBL approached the champion, picked up the WWE Title for a long look, and dropped it back in the champ’s lap – another reminder that the millionaire was gunning for Raw’s top Superstar and his gold.
Settling the score Maria begged her former boyfriend, Santino Marella, to call off their Anything Goes Match on Raw. But her former beau refused, saying he thought Divas belonged in the kitchen, not in the ring. Bad idea, buddy!
A cadre of Divas – Ashley, Victoria, Mickie James, Jillian, Michelle McCool, Kelly Kelly and Melina – all attacked Santino during the match, aiding Maria. They slammed him to the mat and held him down, allowing Maria to crush Marella’s “grapefruits” with a booming head butt. She rolled up the wounded Italian for an easy 1-2-3 as the Divas celebrated her victory.
Standing Tall Sporting a bruised jaw from Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s loaded punch at WrestleMania, the Big Show said that he was ready to go back to his old championship ways, dominating the WWE as the Largest Athlete in the World.
But the Great Khali begged to differ. The Punjabi Giant interrupted Big Show, and got in the giant’s face. Khali yelled at Show in his Punjab dialect, but when the 441-pounder threatened to escalate the confrontation by raising his fists, Khali chose to save it for another day.
Back on the attack Even the best of friends have disagreements. Paul London and Brian Kendrick seem to have patched up their recent problems, just in time to topple the World Tag Team Champions, Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly, on Raw.
In the non-title match, Kendrick was able to roll up a distracted Rhodes and bridge over for the winning pinfall. The two quick-as-a-hiccup high flyers celebrated after the match, as they served notice to the tag-team ranks that the former World and WWE Tag Team Champions are mended, and on the rise.
Brooklyn, Brooklyn… While one tag team patched up their differences, another popular team of Superstars returned to Raw, challenging the former World Tag Team Champions.
JTG & Shad – Cryme Tyme – entered the Amway Arena to an electric welcome for their matchup with Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch, who saw their hats sold in an impromptu ringside auction the last time they met. The boys from Brooklyn capitalized on a Murdoch mistake, allowing JTG to roll him up for a surprising pinfall victory.
Honoring the Greatest Ever One night after “Nature Boy” Ric Flair’s career came to an end at the Citrus Bowl, all of the WWE Superstars and notable friends and opponents from Flair’s illustrious career honored the 2008 Hall of Fame inductee.
The night ended with Shawn Michaels embracing the "Nature Boy," as HBK finally came to terms with his historic win over his good friend, and the burden he carries as the man who ended Flair’s career.
- Rey Mysterio's biceps got infected from his initial surgery, so he's now had three operations. Many close to the situation are worried about the new procedure that was used, as Dr. James Andrews, an expert in this field, doesn't do it that way. Nonetheless Mysterio is still slated to return to the ring by June.
News on Cryme Tyme's return to WWE Posted by Bobby Spade on 03/31/2008 at 10:50 PM
Shad Gaspard and JTG returned as the tag team Cryme Tyme to WWE on tonight’s edition of Raw from the Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida in a match against Trevor Murdoch and Lance Cade.
It is interesting to note that both Shad and JTG posted blogs on their MySpace pages yesterday that included the letters “T.N.A.B”. They also changed their profile pictures on MySpace to an image of these letters. This led to speculation from their fans that they were going to TNA. Obviously the letters have another meaning or were used to throw people off before returning tonight on Raw.
Cryme Tyme was released by WWE back in September due to a backstage incident at a WWE show involving Trevor Murdoch and Lance Cade.
Update: Reader Eric Johnson reporting... I'm not sure why anyone thought T.N.A.B meant Cryme Tyme was going to TNA... try... THE NIGGAZ ARE BACK
Many wrestling fans were hopeful that Ric Flair's match against Shawn Michaels would be the final match to close out last night's WrestleMania XXIV. It turns out that Flair was offered the main event spot but turned it down.
There was a pitch made by a creative team member to have the final shot of WrestleMania be a spotlight on Flair's boots and robe. However, Flair strongly disagreed with those sentiments when the idea was brought up to him during a press conference held prior to the WWE Hall of Fame convention.
Flair told reporters that nothing is more important than the title belts and insisted that his match with Michaels did not belong in the main event position.
Emotions Backstage 'Mania Posted by Xing Hu on 03/31/2008 at 09:45 AM
- One veteran worker said that last night was one of the most emotional nights that they have ever witnessed in a WWE locker room with the retirement match of Ric Flair. When Flair returned backstage from his match against Shawn Michaels he received a very warm reception from the entire WWE roster. Many stars embraced Flair and shared tears with him.
A power failure occurred at WrestleMania XXIV during the Bunny Mania match. According to several correspondents they lost lights, all the monitors, and the huge video board above the ring. While the engineering crew worked vigorously to get the power back on, they used backup power to light the ring. Several people reported that it was very hard to see the ending of the Bunny Mania match as the backup power had very limited lighting. The power was restored shortly after the Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Triple H match started.
Triple Threat Match: Randy Orton def. John Cena and Triple H (Orton retains WWE Title) The Undertaker def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge (New Champion) Floyd "Money" Mayweather def. Big Show (Knockout) Shawn Michaels def. Ric Flair (Career Threatening Match) Kane wins 24-Man Battle Royal to face ECW Champion JBL def. Finlay in a Belfast Brawl CM Punk wins the Money in the Bank Ladder Match SmackDown vs. Raw: Batista def. Umaga Kane def. ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero (New Champion) Beth Phoenix & Melina def. Ashley & Maria in the BunnyMania Lumberjack Match
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