Breaking news: Mick Foley at Backlash tonight Posted by Bobby Spade on 04/27/2008 at 02:45 PM
WWE has officially announced that Mick Foley will be calling the Smackdown matches on tonight's Backlash PPV, including World Champion Edge vs. The Undertaker. Foley will be calling the matches alongside Michael Cole. The WWE.com article states that this will be Foley's "debut on color commentary for Smackdown", implying that this is more than a one time appearance. So, it looks like Jonathan Coachman's run as color man on Smackdown is over.
Mother of several famous wrestlers dies Posted by Bobby Spade on 04/26/2008 at 11:55 PM
Elevera Anoai Fatu, the mother of wrestlers Ed Fatu (Umaga), Solofa Fatu (Rikishi) and Sam Fatu (Tonga Kid), died yesterday after a seven year battle with cancer. She was also the sister of Afa & Sika.
According to Georgiann Makropolous, the funeral will be a week from tomorrow in Las Vegas.
Shannon Moore def. WWE Tag Team Champion The Miz Natalya def. Cherry Edge def. CM Punk Vladimir Kozlov def. Marty Garner World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker def. Batista (No Disqualification Match)
GREENSBORO, N.C. – With Backlash just 48 hours away, Edge and his entourage kicked off Friday Night SmackDown with a bold prediction – the World Heavyweight and ECW Championships would soon be returned to their rightful owners within the family ranks. But before the titles would be contested on Sunday, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero upped the ante in the night’s title match between World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker and Batista by making it a No Disqualification bout – with the winner to face Edge at Backlash.
But as the countdown began to finding out who Edge’s Backlash opponent would be, CM Punk entered the arena with his Money in the Bank briefcase to taunt the Rated-R Superstar. As the two engaged in a verbal sparring bout, the GM took it to the next level by setting up a match between her fiancé and Mr. Money in the Bank for later in the night on SmackDown.
Despite being scheduled for a huge title match just 48 hours later at Backlash, Edge showed no signs of taking it easy when he faced Punk. After a few near pinfalls from both men, it was a ringside appearance from Zack Ryder which provided the distraction the Ultimate Opportunist needed to deliver a hard-hitting spear and get the win over Punk. (WATCH)
Hot streak After a botched Reality Check from WWE Tag Team Champion The Miz, Shannon Moore defeated the Chick Magnet – much to the dismay of Miz’s partner and guest commentator, John Morrison. (WATCH) The scene was reminiscent of Tuesday night on ECW when Jimmy Wang Yang defeated John Morrison with The Miz looking on as a guest commentator. Do “the Redneck & the Reject” have the combo to unlock the Palace of Wisdom?
Looking sharp After making an impact the last few weeks on SmackDown, Natalya made her in-ring debut. The third-generation Diva employed a wicked sharpshooter to get the submission victory over Cherry – who she will again face in a 12-Diva Tag Team Match at Backlash. (WATCH) Will Natalya’s winning ways continue?
Score to settle SmackDown’s Michael Cole welcomed Matt Hardy to the ring to talk about the heated year-long rivalry between Hardy and United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter. But as Hardy let our fans know his injured knee had fully recuperated and he’s ready to face MVP at Backlash, SmackDown's Franchise Playa interrupted and made his way to the ring. As the two aired their differences, Hardy made it clear there would never be a return to the days when they were friends and tag team partners. Things escalated as MVP viciously kicked Hardy’s surgically-repaired knee and clobbered him in the head with his title. With tensions now well past the boiling point, the two will be looking to settle the score in a title match this Sunday at Backlash. (Backlash preview)
Start of a streak Staying undefeated is a superhuman feat in WWE. Since debuting on SmackDown on April 4, Vladimir Kozlov has done just that by vanquishing all of his opponents. This week, his fourth and latest victim was Marty Garner, who was put away with a crushing reverse DDT. Is anyone capable of stopping this Russian superpower?
Backlash bound With CM Punk taken care of, all that remained for Edge was to learn who he would face at Backlash – current World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker or Batista. As The Phenom and The Animal fought it out for the title, it was a surprise appearance from Shawn Michaels – and Sweet Chin Music – which not only enabled Undertaker to successfully defend his title, but simultaneously ensure HBK himself would face rival Batista at Backlash.
NEWS FROM THURSDAY'S "iMPACT!" - SAMOA JOE RETAINS THE TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP By Bill Banks
There are several news items to report from Thursday's "iMPACT!" on SpikeTV:
- In the much-anticipated main event, Samoa Joe successfully retained the TNA World Heavyweight Championship over Kurt Angle after Scott Steiner hit Angle with a steel pipe. Following the bout, TNA Management Director Jim Cornette announced that the main event at the Sacrifice Pay-Per-View would be Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle vs. Scott Steiner for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship!
- Thursday was a busy night for Cornette, who also announced that over the next few weeks on "iMPACT!" the "Deuces Wild Tag Team Tournament" would take place, with the finals to be held at the Sacrifice Pay-Per-View. Whoever wins the tournament will become the new TNA World Tag Team Champions.
- Cornette also announced a "TNA Knockouts Makeover Battle Royal" for Sacrifice. The winner will get a shot at Awesome Kong's Knockout Women's Championship - while the runner-up will get her head shaved!
- But Cornette wasn't done! He also revealed plans for a new TNA concept match, set to be unveiled next Thursday night on SpikeTV! According to rumors, the new bout will be the latest in a series of innovative TNA matches including The Ultimate X, Elevation X and Six Sides Of Steel!
- In the first of the Deuces Wild tournament, Team 3D defeated Black Reign and Rellik to advance.
- In the second Deuces Wild bout, Christian Cage and Rhino beat The Motor City Machineguns to advance.
- In the third Deuces Wild tournament bout of the broadcast, Sting and Booker T defeated Robert Roode and "Cowboy" James Storm to advance. Following the match, Storm and Roode got into a shoving match over miscommunication that cost them the bout.
SmackDown Star Struggling With Injury Posted by Bobby Spade on 04/24/2008 at 12:04 PM
The Great Khali has been battling ongoing problems in his knees and has been struggling to get around recently, reports prowrestling.NET. Some of his colleagues believe that he needs surgery on both knees. Khali previously underwent knee surgeries back in late 2006, which put him out of action for about three months. Khali is scheduled to make a trip back home to India, so it could not have come at a better time.
Last night's three hour edition of RAW featuring the King of the Ring and the presidential candidates drew a 3.0 rating. The first hour of the show dragged the rating down, as it drew a 2.4 rating. Raw in its regular timeslot drew a 3.3 rating, up from last week's 3.2 rating. The final two hours drew a 3.345 rating to be exact. In comparison, last month's three-hour RAW drew a 3.6 rating.
TNA actually beats WWE in the ratings, more Posted by Bobby Spade on 04/23/2008 at 11:01 AM
TNA Impact beat both Raw and Smackdown in the Australian ratings. Impact had 43,000 viewers (ranking the show #28 on Pay TV) in only its second week of airing in the land down under. Smackdown had 38,000 viewers and Raw had 36,000 viewers.
Tommy Dreamer & Kelly Kelly def. Mike Knox & Layla Jimmy Wang Yang def. John Morrison Kofi Kingston def. Shelton Benjamin Mark Henry def. Nunzio
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Cutting Edge came to ECW Tuesday night, and Edge's talk show ended on an explosive note. But before families collided in the Land of the Extreme, a tag match started off the night at the Greensboro Coliseum.
Tommy Dreamer & Kelly Kelly met Mike Knox & Layla in mixed tag team action on Tuesday night. The Divas’ ongoing rivalry heated up the ECW ring, but the blonde bombshell was in the winning corner after pinning her former friend, Layla. As Kelly Kelly & Dreamer celebrated their win, Knox attacked the ECW Original, who has recently been seen aiding youngster Colin Delaney. After Dreamer was assaulted, Kelly Kelly ran to Dreamer’s side in the ring as Knox stared them down.
Also on ECW, Jimmy Wang Yang faced John Morrison, as their respective tag team partners, Shannon Moore and The Miz, who made a guest appearance at the announce table, looked on. WWE Tag Team Champions Morrison & The Miz defeated Yang & Moore on SmackDown two weeks ago, but their winning streak came to a halt when Morrison fought solo, as Yang picked up the victory on ECW.
In other extreme action, Kofi Kingston maintained his undefeated streak. The Jamaican Superstar was victorious again, this time against Shelton Benjamin, the “Gold Standard.” It seems the happy-go-lucky Kingston just can’t be stopped when it comes to taking care of trouble in Tuesday night paradise.
Also on Tuesday, Nunzio met the World’s Strongest Man, Mark Henry in the ECW ring. After an intense staredown, Henry was victorious over his opponent, who he outweighs by 210 pounds and 6 inches.
Finally, ECW Champion Kane was Edge’s special guest on The Cutting Edge, but Tuesday night’s talk show turned into an all-out brawl when Kane clashed with Chavo Guerrero’s “familia.”
Chris Jericho def. MVP (1st Round Match) CM Punk def. Matt Hardy (1st Round Match) Finlay def. The Great Khali (Disqualification) (1st Round Match) William Regal def. Hornswoggle (1st Round Match) CM Punk def. Chris Jericho (Semifinal Match) William Regal def. Finlay (Semifinal Match) William Regal def. CM Punk (Finals Match) Carlito def. Hardcore Holly Sen. Hillary Clinton vs. Sen. Barack Obama (No contest) Randy Orton, JBL, Edge and Chavo Guerrero def. Triple H, John Cena, Kane and Undertaker (Eight-Man Tag Team Match)
GREENSVILLE, S.C. - The night before Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama faced off in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary to determine their party’s presidential nominee, the two faced off in the squared circle on Raw only to have Umaga crash the party.
“Whatcha gonna do when Hill-a-Mania brings real change to Washington and runs wild all over YOU?” asked Sen. Clinton, accompanied by her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
As Sen. Obama entered the ring, he asked the masses if they could, “smell what Barack is cooking?”
Once the bell rang, Sen. Clinton immediately went on the offensive, even lifting Sen. Obama and slamming him to the canvas. Then, just as Obama seemed to be on the attack, former President Clinton yanked his leg from outside the ring. As the two continued to battle for their party’s nomination, a spoiler candidate interrupted the match: The Samoan Bulldozer.
As WWE presented its version of the Dems, Umaga proved that he’s no fan of politics as he plowed through each of the candidates, leaving them motionless on the mat. With his landslide beatdown, don’t be surprised if the next bumper sticker you see reads, “Umaga ’08!” (WATCH)
Phenomenal Success All three Backlash Main Events were represented in a power-driven Eight-Man Tag Team Match pitting Triple H, John Cena and The Brothers of Destruction (World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker and ECW Champion Kane) against Randy Orton, JBL, Edge and Chavo Guerrero. With all the pent up anger ready to burst, fireworks seemed inevitable. The ECW Champion had hoisted Guerrero for a chokeslam when, without warning, Edge darted between the ropes and speared the Big Red Machine for the victory. At that point, the fuse was lit. Orton and JBL teamed up to lay out both Triple H and Cena. But before the two could rejoice, however, Undertaker showed his dominance just days before his title defense against Edge by seizing both Orton and JBL by the neck and leveling the pair with a chokeslam to remain the only man standing. (WATCH)
Cold Warriors The war of words between Shawn Michaels and Batista continues to rage in the lead up to their match at Backlash. This week, tensions escalated as they exchanged more heated words regarding HBK retiring Ric Flair at WrestleMania. Batista told HBK that he would end their feud in the ring at Backlash. For his part, Michaels claimed that he will stop at nothing to defeat The Animal. Before parting, the two shook hands with Batista offering up one of his intimidating glares. Those hands will be used to different effect this Sunday as two of WWE’s biggest names look to end their personal issues inside the ring. (WATCH)
Bold and Beautiful To celebrate Mickie James’ emotional Women’s Title win last week, a host of Divas, including Maria, Ashley, Michelle McCool, Cherry and Kelly Kelly, summoned the new champion to the ring. But all the merriment proved too much for Beth Phoenix to bear. Accompanied by Melina, Jillian, Victoria, Layla and Natalya Neidhart, the former champion confronted her adversaries and told them their celebration was a slap in the face. That’s when McCool demonstrated to The Glamazon what a real slap in the face feels like. After that, all bets were off as the beauties turned beastly in a Diva free for all, with WWE’s favorite femme fatales standing tall. (PHOTOS)
International Incident In a possible sneak peek at the World Tag Team Title Match, Carlito battled one-half of the tag team champions, Hardcore Holly. With their respective partners — Santino Marella and Cody Rhodes — waiting ringside, Carlito and Holly clashed until the Caribbean Bad Apple hit the Backstabber for the three-count. Afterward, the Italian Stallion mouthed off to Rhodes until the young gun smacked him with the microphone and demanded respect. The International Superstars have momentum on their side, but will it be enough? (PHOTOS)
King of Pain Not only did William Regal leverage his power as Raw General Manager to insert himself into the King of the Ring Tournament, the below-the-belt Brit also emerged sporting the crown. The Englishman won all three of his King of the Ring Matches by submission, forcing Hornswoggle, Finlay and CM Punk to tap out. Read the full story...
-- As noted earler, Ron Killings suffered at shoulder injury at the 4/8 Raw brand house show in Trenton, New Jersey. The shoulder had been hurting beforehand as it was heavily iced the night before at television after his dark match on the show.
Jericho says steroids aren't in wrestling anymore Posted by Bobby Spade on 04/21/2008 at 03:43 PM
The Daily Press has an interview with Chris Jericho, who praises the WWE Wellness Policy. Regarding steroid use in wrestling, Jericho said, "They're not part of the business anymore. They can't be. We've been strictly tested over the past couple of years, but they're not really necessary to wrestling. A lot of this is more about mind and personality."
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