CM Punk def. Chuck Palumbo Michelle McCool def. Layla Big Show & Finlay def. Montel Vontavious Porter & Mark Henry Vladimir Kozlov def. Funaki Cherry def. Maryse United States Champion Matt Hardy def. Shelton Benjamin (non-title) Edge, Vickie Guerrero, Curt Hawkins, Zack Ryder, Chavo Guerrero & Bam Neely vs. Undertaker in a 6-on-1 Handicap Match (no contest)
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – In just two days at Judgment Day, Edge and Undertaker will battle to determine who will walk away with the vacant World Heavyweight Championship. But the two former champions aren’t the only ones looking to settle scores with their rivals at Judgment Day.
Ever since losing to Shawn Michaels at Backlash, Batista has vowed to hurt Michaels if The Animal found out HBK faked an injury in their match. Earlier this week on Raw, HBK finally admitted he did feign his injury. (WATCH) Then, in front of our fans on SmackDown, an angry Batista delivered a stern warning for HBK at Judgment Day. (WATCH) On Sunday, will The Animal finally deliver on his promise to hurt HBK?
Long gone While Edge explained his good fortune to be able to compete in – and win – last week’s Championship Chase to Judgment Day, SmackDown Assistant General Manager Theodore Long interrupted with big news. Long relayed a message from the WWE Board of Directors – because of General Manager Vickie Guerrero’s controversial decision to strip Undertaker of the World Heavyweight Championship, she would have to compete in a match on SmackDown or relinquish her role as GM. But that was only the beginning of the phenomenal announcements from Long. (WATCH)
Time to cash in? Mr. Money in the Bank CM Punk looked to be in good form, as he put away tough guy Chuck Palumbo with a hard-hitting Go to Sleep. With the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships being contested in just two days at Judgment Day, will Punk look to cash in his Money in the Bank contract for an opportunity at either title?
Hook, line and sink her All-American Girl Michelle McCool proved she has more than just good looks and good moves in the ring. She also knows a submission hold or two. Using a heel hook, McCool forced Layla to tap out. This was her second win of the week, including a tag team win on ECW on Sci Fi. (ECW Results)
Most valuable big man In a tag team match set by the GM, Montel Vontavious Porter was forced to face unlikely partners, Big Show & Finlay. Leading up to the match, MVP’s choice for a partner was unknown until the start of bout. Although MVP chose World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry to be at his side, it was The World’s Largest Athlete who proved to be the more dominant force in the ring and help his team win. (WATCH the Alka-Seltzer Speedy Recap)
7-0 Luck had nothing to do with Vladimir Kozlov’s seventh straight win on SmackDown. Using raw power, the big man from Moscow manhandled Funaki, finishing him off with a vicious reverse DDT. With chants of “USA” emanating from the arena during his entrance, the big man may be picking up victories, but he does not appear to be winning over many fans. However, fan support seems to be of little concern to the 300-pound man-machine who continues his path of destruction through the land of SmackDown.
Take that! With ex-boyfriend Deuce and brother Domino looking on, Cherry picked up her second win of the week by defeating Maryse. (WATCH) Earlier in the week, Cherry picked up a tag team win on ECW on Sci Fi. They say breaking up is hard to do, but Cherry seems to be doing all right without Deuce & Domino at her side.
Controlling fate ECW’s Shelton Benjamin paid a visit to the land of SmackDown, but things didn’t go so well, as United States Champion Matt Hardy put away the Gold Standard with a Twist of Fate. With Hardy enjoying success as reigning United States Champion, who will be the next to challenge him?
Familiar fear In what was supposed to be a six-man advantage, Edge, Curt Hawkins, Zack Ryder & GM Vickie Guerrero faced Undertaker without the help of Chavo Guerrero & Bam Neely, who both walked out of the arena before the encounter with The Deadman. As The Phenom stared down his opponents before the match, the look of fear was clear in all of their eyes. As Undertaker unleashed his fury, his four opponents did their best to protect the GM from his wrath. But before a winner could be decided, the Ultimate Opportunist and his partners found a way to escape the ring, and also preserve the GM’s job. But come Judgment Day, there will be no escape and one man will become the new World Heavyweight Champion.
The Sun has a new interview with John Cena. He had a lot to say regarding Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, noting that Johnson always wanted to be an actor and that he set the precedent of using professional wrestling as a stepping stone. Cena said, "...And Rock is one of those guy who gave the 'I've wanted to do this all my life' speech, but in actuality he wanted to be an actor. Now trust me, that is totally fine with me. It's OK. But just don't say one thing and do another. Because our fans are extremely loyal and when you do that it pisses me off." Cena also added, "All of us work so hard to make the show as good as it can be. So it's hard when people give the impression of 'this is the greatest gig in the world' and then jump ship to make movies. Now I have every interviewer in the world asking me when I'm leaving to make movies." A closing remark on the subject: "And the answer is I'm never doing that, because I love wrestling more than I do movies." "It's guys like that who set the precedent of using wrestling as a stepping stone to do films. But there's no controversy to any of that—as Rock is a successful actor and that's what he has always wanted to be." Cena also talks about filming his latest movie, the WWE-produced "12 Rounds" flick, Flair's induction speech, the card at Judgment Day, and more. Cena speaks positively on John Morrison. "I’m actually quite interested in seeing The Miz and John Morrison in a high profile PPV match against Kane and CM Punk. I've never really been a fan of Morrison, but I always thought he had a lot of potential. I hope he understands the opportunity he’s getting and steps up to the plate."
Some people are wondering about the Ultimate Warrior's name being mentioned on TNA Impact this week. We can confirm that TNA is interested in Warrior and has made inquires. We don't know where things stand as far as if a deal is done. Usually the way it goes is that you don't say something on television unless you have the deal done, but TNA does feel the need for anything to get people talking. Warrior is training with Rob Van Dam to return to wrestling in late June for NWE in Madrid, Spain.
Update on Bobby Lashley in TNA Posted by Bobby Spade on 05/15/2008 at 12:46 PM
TNA officials are hopeful that former WWE star Bobby Lashley signs with them because they see him as another big name with star power. Kurt Angle and Booker T have been doing their best to recruit him for the company. Most sources believe that it's only a matter of time before Lashley joins TNA. Lashley has also had some discussions with the NWE promotion (the promotion Ultimate Warrior is returning to) and Mexico's AAA promotion.
Thursday, 20 September 2007 NEWS AND VIDEO FROM THURSDAY’S “iMPACT!” ON SPIKE TV – ABYSS FOOTAGE, JAY AND VAL ARE GETTING MARRIED, THE ROAD TO SLAMMIVERSARY BEGINS AND MUCH MORE! By Bill Banks
There are several major news items to report from Thursday’s “iMPACT!” on SpikeTV, including updates on the upcoming “Slammiversary” Pay-Per-View event on Sunday, June 8!
- During an in-ring interview, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Samoa Joe announced he would be defending the gold in the annual “King Of The Mountain” match at the Slammiversary PPV. Qualifying matches will take place on “iMPACT!” to determine who will challenge Joe for the championship at the epic event.
- Thus far, we know that TNA Management Director Jim Cornette has selected the following names to take part in the qualifying: Robert Roode, James Storm, Matt Morgan and Tomko. Samoa Joe will pick an additional four names next Thursday night!
- Speaking of the King Of The Mountain qualifying – Booker T threatened Samoa Joe to pick him as one of the four names – or else! The showdown resulted in that night’s main event where Joe teamed with Rhino and Christian Cage to face Team 3D and Booker T. Joe won the bout for his team after beating Brother Devon. Following the bout, Team 3D brutally attacked the LAX’s Hector Guerrero and left him a bloody mess to end the broadcast!
- Speaking of the new TNA World Tag Team Champions LAX, they defeated The Motor City Machineguns on Thursday’s broadcast.
- The team of “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal, “The Guru” Sonjay Dutt and Kaz defeated The Rock N’ Rave Infection and Johnny Devine, but the big news came after the bout as Jay Lethal popped the big question and asked SoCal Val to marry him! Val agreed – and the two TNA superstars will walk the aisle at the Slammiversary Pay-Per-View to tie the knot as man and wife!
- On the other hand, it was Kurt Angle who was trying to put his marriage back together on Thursday’s broadcast. Kurt came to the ring and read a letter he had written to his wife Karen, asking her to come back home. Kurt asked Karen to be in attendance on next Thursday’s “iMPACT!” to give him an answer.
- In the TNA Women’s Title match, it was Awesome Kong beating Gail Kim after Angelina Love of “The Beautiful People” interfered. As a result of the interference, Gail injured her knee and required assistance to leave the ring!
- Later on the broadcast, “The Beautiful People” of Angelina Love and Velvet Sky defeated the team of ODB and Roxxi.
- A video of Abyss aired on the broadcast, as well as a special sitdown interview with the icon Sting.
Dwayne Johnson article declares "The Rock is dead" Posted by Bobby Spade on 05/14/2008 at 02:39 PM
The new Men's Journal magazine features Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson on the cover and a good interview with the Hollywood heavyweight inside. A caption on the magazine cover says, "THE ROCK IS DEAD. Dwayne Johnson & the art of reinventing yourself."
WWE Tag Team Champion The Miz def. CM Punk Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool & Cherry def. Layla, Victoria & Natalya Mike Knox def. Colin Delaney Armando Estrada def. Colin Delaney WWE Tag Team Champion John Morrison def. ECW Champion Kane
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Whether it was a monster, a chick magnet, veterans, newcomers or Divas, the Land of the Extreme was full on conflict on the road to Judgment Day.
It’s official – Colin Delaney has signed on the dotted line and is now an ECW Superstar. But is the youngster truly ready for the Land of the Extreme? After his brand-new entrance music blared throughout the arena, Delaney had his first match as an active member of the ECW roster. He faced someone who brutally beat him mere weeks ago – Mike Knox – and once again Delaney found himself in the losing corner. But the beating didn’t stop there.
Delaney isn’t the newest active member of the ECW roster, however – Armando Estrada is. Delaney defeated the General Manager last week to earn his ECW contract, and the super-ripped Estrada was out for revenge on Tuesday night. Fresh off his loss to Knox, Delaney remained in the Extreme ring to face the GM. This time, a strong Estrada came out on top, leading to Delaney’s second loss of the evening. Is the Land of the Extreme too much for Delaney to handle? (WATCH)
Also on Tuesday night, several SmackDown Divas made a special appearance on ECW in a Six Diva Tag Team Match. Kelly Kelly, Michelle McCool and Cherry faced Layla, Victoria and Natalya. Now that she’s single and focusing her attention on the ring (rather than Deuce & Domino), Cherry’s proving herself as a worthy opponent. SmackDown’s shy sweetie picked up the win for her trio when she pinned the ruthless Victoria.
Diva Lena Yada spoke to a determined Shelton Benjamin on ECW on Tuesday night. The Gold Standard claimed that the next time he faces the undefeated Kofi Kingston, he will beat the Jamaican Superstar. But Kingston overheard Benjamin’s comments and said, “Let me be the first one to say ‘good luck.’” Then Kingston leveled Benjamin, leaving him writhing in pain on the ground.
Finally, in a preview of sorts of Sunday’s Judgment Day, WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison individually faced Mr. Money in the Bank CM Punk and ECW Champion Kane, respectively. The Tag Champs proved their dominance, as The Miz and Morrison both picked up wins.
WWE.com has an article up noting that during Rey Mysterio's current media tour of China, a 7.8 earthquake devastated the nation’s southwestern Sichuan province today killing more than 8,500 people. Mysterio was at a media event in Xian, China when the earthquake hit. He was unharmed, evacuated and brought back to his hotel where he was put on the first floor for safety reasons. Mysterio currently can't leave the country as all flights have been grounded and it is likely the media tour will be cut short.
World Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes def. Carlito & Santino Marella Mr. Kennedy def. Snitsky Maria & Ashley def. Melina & Beth Phoenix Jeff Hardy def. Umaga Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch def. Cryme Tyme Randy Orton def. John Cena
DETROIT – Monday was a night of returns as both John Cena and Jeff Hardy appeared on their first edition of Raw after lengthy absences.
Hardy began his comeback by addressing our fans, explaining that he made a mistake and he paid for it.
“Now that I’m back,” he said, “I have a lot of things to do.”
Before he could announce his plans to regain the Intercontinental Championship, Raw General Manager William Regal turned off his microphone and instantly threw him into a match against Umaga. Despite being caught off guard, Hardy rose to the challenge and surprised the Samoan Bulldozer and the general manager with a victory.
Monday marked Hardy's first appearance since before WrestleMania XXIV. No doubt Hardy has expectations for at least an Intercontinental Championship on the way to WrestleMania XXV. (WATCH)
Golden “pipe” dreams Carlito & Santino Marella entered the first match of the evening with the opportunity to win the World Tag Team Championship from Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes. Despite not seeing eye-to-eye lately, Santino invited WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper to watch from the best seats in the house at the announcers’ table. Unfortunately for “Can-tino” and his partner, that wasn’t close enough for Piper, who spoiled the tag team’s dreams for the gold.
During the contest, Hot Rod decided to get involved, offering a metaphoric slap in the face to go along with the physical one he provided two weeks earlier. It was distraction enough for Rhodes to take advantage and pick up the victory to retain the titles.
Marella met up with Piper in the locker room later in the night, promising the Legend that he will get payback.
Swan song Lance Cade hasn’t been shy about his frustrations with Trevor Murdoch and the tag teams’ lack of recent success. The sun shined on Cade & Murdoch on Raw, though, as Murdoch notched the three-count to defeat Cryme Tyme in quick fashion, appearing to be back on the winning track. Murdoch sang Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler” in celebration. Cade seemed to enjoy his teammate’s spirit, but the mood soon changed when he took out all of his pent up aggression on Murdoch, ending the concert early and leaving Murdoch licking his wounds. (WATCH)
High tension A week after Beth Phoenix took an apparently accidental boot to the face from Melina, the two Divas had a chance to put water under the bridge and prove they could coexist against a Playboy cover girl and the Women’s Champion. But Maria & Mickie James were as hot as ever, and so was the tension between Melina & Beth.
Maria & Mickie coasted to victory after Beth left Melina’s side. When Melina approached her tag team partner afterward, The Glamazon accused her of hitting her with the boot last week on purpose. Melina attacked in response, but Beth took control until Jillian and multiple referees pulled her off.
Mind games and fat lips Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho offered his apologies to Shawn Michaels for accusing him of feigning an injury. He also gave him a chance to back out of their match this Sunday at Judgment Day. The apology turned out to be too soon, though. HBK joined Jericho in the ring, only to admit he in fact did fake his knee injury. When Y2J thought Michaels was simply playing mind games, The Showstopper backed up his confession with some Sweet Chin Music, assuring that their Judgment Day confrontation would happen. (WATCH)
Talking the talk Mr. Kennedy was loud as ever after consecutive weeks of cutting off William Regal with his notorious antics on Raw. Kennedy defeated Snitsky in convincing fashion and is not likely to leave Regal alone anytime soon, as the Superstar is still upset he was not included in the King of the Ring tournament that the general manager won.
Rainy return Our Detroit fans were lucky enough to see John Cena’s first Raw since Backlash after receiving a punt in the head from Randy Orton in the WWE Championship Fatal Four Way Elimination Match. (WATCH)
Cena made waves when he confronted Regal to kick off the evening, but that ended in the main event contest between Cena and Orton. Guest referee – and Cena’s Judgment Day opponent – John “Bradshaw” Layfield called a quick three-count to give Orton the win, spoiling Cena’s homecoming. Orton’s celebration didn’t last for long, though, as WWE Champion Triple H got involved to spoil the party.
'Sunny' Screws Herself Out Of A TNA Job? Posted by Bobby Spade on 05/11/2008 at 10:32 PM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
TNA was thinking about bringing in Tammy Sytch. There had been talk within TNA about using Sytch in a major role, but a few weeks ago, a few of their wrestlers did a wrestling convention with her, and came back with a negative report on the blonde bombshell. Due to the report on her, Sytch is no longer under consideration from TNA.
Complete TNA Sacrifice PPV results Posted by Bobby Spade on 05/11/2008 at 09:58 PM
TNA Sacrifice Pay-Per View Results - May 11, 2008
TNA Sacrifice Opener:
The PPV opened with a video feature based on Scott Steiner vs. Samoa Joe vs. Kurt Angle for Joe's TNA title.
They went to video from 7:07 PM of Kurt Angle arriving via limo to the Impact Zone. Jeremy Borash said he was in Korea when Kurt was injured and asked Angle for an update. Angle said his doctor, Dr. Jho has advised him not to wrestle tonight due to the injury. Angle said that if it was up to him, he would wrestle, but he can't afford to do so because he has three cracked vertebrae in his neck. He said he won the Olympics with a broken neck and headlined Wrestlemania with a broken neck, but he's not 25 years old anymore and if his doctor tells him not to compete, he can't.
They then went to video of Scott Steiner arriving earlier today. Lauren asked Scott his thoughts on Angle not being able to wrestle. Scott said that he didn't know anything about Angle being hurt. He said that he was originally supposed to wrestle Samoa Joe in a singles bout, so it's interesting to see what was gone down, but he still doesn't trust Angle. Lauren was surprised to see not just Rick Steiner but Kevin Nash emerge from Scott's care.
They went to footage of Jeremy Borash catching Samoa Joe as he arrived at the venue. When asked about Kurt's injury, Joe said that he had heard rumors but now that it's official, it's a shame when anyone goes down to injury, even someone he has issues with. Borash asked Joe what he thought about Nash arriving with the Steiners. Joe looked stunned, then walked off.
Team 3D vs Storm & Sting Storm and Sting argue over who will begin, and Storm will begin. He and Devon kick things off, and Storm slaps Devon in the back of the head. Devon charges at Storm, who fires back with rights, off the ropes and a flying shoulder block by Devon. Irish whip, corner splash and then a slam by Devon. Devon with an elbow drop off of the ropes and a cover for 2. Ray tags in, suplex on Storm and a cover for 2. Ray slaps Sting, just to piss him off which allows Storm to fight back. Jackie jumps in the ring, and Ray slaps her ass. She took a great bump.
Storm now wants to tag and Sting is in. Side headlock by Ray, off the ropes and a shoulder block levels Sting. Ray charges, takes a hip toss and Sting slams him down. A clothesline by Sting and Ray rolls to the floor. Devon tags in, test of strength and then a lock up. Side headlock by Devon, off the ropes and a shoulder block by Sting. Stomps by Sting to the hands of Devon and Storm and Sting argue, Ray in and 3D beat him down and choke him out. Elbows by Devon, face scrape, snap mare and a chinlock by Devon. Storm sits on the apron and drinks a beer. Devon in control with the chinlock, Sting battles out and Devon slams him down. To the 2nd rope, head butt connects for 2. Storm continues to sit and drink. Devon misses another head butt try, Sting fights back and gets a Stinger splash.
Ray in, whipped to Devon and Sting misses a splash, WASSUP HEAD BUTT connects and Devon goes for a table. Storm is on the floor and drinking still, Sting fights back and Storm is in now telling them to kill Sting! He sits on the second rope, and 3D walks away! Sting tosses him THROUGH the table, kind of, he was a bit short. Sting walks away and 3D pins Storm.
Winners: Team 3D
Backstage Lauren asked Frank Trigg about Kurt Angle's injury. Trigg said he was concerned about the injury because Angle is someone who is known for taking risks and working with injuries, but after suffering the injury and trying to guy through it with rest and workouts, Angle had to pull out. It was a case of not giving the fans his best and being out for months, as opposed to hopefully just being out a few weeks. Lauren asked Trigg what he thought the outcome of the TNA title bout would be now. They were linking Trigg and Angle as friends as Trigg said that he was concerned about Angle's injuries after all Angle has done to help him prepare for MMA bouts. He predicted Joe.
Robert Roode & Booker T vs Rhino & Christian Roode was furious when he found out Booker was his partner and security had to get between them, so it's two straight matches with dissension among partners, Christian and Roode went back and forth to open the bout. Roode took control and they put over that Roode didn't want to tag Booker, preferring to control the bout himself. Roode caught Cage in the corner with a clothesline, then hit the rolling snap mare.
Booker offered to tag and Roode ignored him. That led to Cage starting to fire back, but being caught with a spinebuster. Booker finally tagged in and went for the Axe kick but Cage avoided it and slammed him on the back of his head. Rhino tagged in but Booker caught him with a leg lariat. Roode blindtagged in as Booker was clotheslined to the floor. Roode took over on Rhino and went for the Payoff, but Rhino avoided and caught him with the gore for the pin.
Winners: Christian Cage & Rhino
Kevin Nash tells Scott Steiner to speak english so he understands. Hayo! Steiner said they are two peas in a pod. He asks for his help tonight. Nash said Samoa Joe has been his meal ticket for the last few months. Steiner begs for him just to think about it. Nash agrees and says he will think about it. Nash and Steiner shake hands.
Kip James & Matt Morgan vs LAX Kip and Cide to begin. Kip mocks his size and pats him on the head. Eye poke by Cide, headlock and Kip sets him on the second rope. He walks away and Cide delivers a dropkick, and then Hernandez in with a flying shoulder block. Kip to the floor and then Cide gets the TOPE CON HILO~! The ref stops Hernandez from diving, and Morgan grabs Cide and tosses him back into the ring.
Morgan tags in, lays the boots to Cide and then goes up top, walks the ropes and goes old school on Cide for 2. Tag to Kip, lays the boots to Cide and then slams him to the corner. Jabs by Kip, backs off, tunes up the band and MISSES the corner splash. Hernandez tags in and levels Kip. Corner splash connects, takes the shirt and uses it totoss Kip across the ring.
Nails Morgan, who comes in and they stand off and brawl. Off the ropes, they collide and then do it again. Hernandez gets a shoulder block and Kip is back, beats him down and as he goes for the fameasser Morgan levels him with the bog boot and Hernandez covers Kip for the win.
Backstage: Jeremy Borash asked AJ Styles what his strategy was against Awesome Kong. Styles said he didn't know because she was a woman, he thinks. Kurt Angle barged in demanding to know whether Styles was seeing Karen Angle or not. He reminded Styles he was still his boss and was mad that AJ didn't check on him when he hurt his neck. He asked again whether he was seeing Karen. AJ said, "I'm not going to answer that. Take care of your neck."
AJ Styles & Super Eric vs BG James & Awesome Kong BG and Super Eric to begin. A dropkick by Super Eric, and a cover for 2. AJ tags in, rights to BG and he is in control. Off the ropes, counters and a dropkick by AJ. BG tags in Kong! AJ is conflicted, lock up and to the corner they go and AJ backs off, but Kong shoves him. AJ with a roll up for 2. Sunset flip for 2. Chops by AJ, SPINNING BACKFIST! AJ lays the boots to Kong, but Kong GRABS HIS BALLS!
Tag to BG, atomic drop and BG mocks AJ. Rights now and AJ is down and he covers for 2. Big boot by BG and a cover for 2. Tag to Kong, grabs AJ, KONG BOMB countered but Kong sits down on the sunset flip try and gets a cover for 2. Tag to BG and he is in, roll up for 2. AJ elbows out, dancing jabs by BG but AJ gets the PELE! AJ tags in Super Eric and he lays out BG with clotheslines. Irish whip, Super Eric with the Flair corner flip, up top and then gets the SUPER SENTON for 2 as Kong makes the save. Chops to Eric, but Super Eric slams Kong onto BG!
Tag to AJ, SUICIDE DIVE by Super Eric to Kong! AJ SLIPS on a dive try and face plants. f*ck that was not good. BG picks up AJ, who then gets a small package for the win. AJ is holding his face after the match.
Winners: AJ Styles & Super Eric
- Mike Tenay said Jim Cornette will have a special announcement about the main event later tonight.
- They are setting up the Terror Dome.
Backstage: Lauren interviewed Rick Steiner asking why he was there tonight. Steiner said his brother had a huge TNA title match tonight and Scott asked him to be there for him, so he is. Lauren said every time the Steiners are together, there's trouble and wondered what type of support he was there to provide. Steiner said he was just there to be there for his brother and starting barking. Lauren looked like she had no idea what in the world he was doing. That was hysterical, in the wrong way.
The Terror Dome Curry Man came out first for the Terrordome match. This structure looks like a plastic toy cage suitable for something found in a Lego's box at Toys R Us. More ring entrances took place for the generic X Division men. Tenay said they're all wearing gloves because it's tough to get a firm grip on the structure.
With all 10 men in the ring, Cornette came out on stage and said he wants to sweeten the pot. He said that with the injury to Kurt Angle, there's a spot open for the TNA Title match. Cornette said the winner is #1 Contender to the X Title and will take Angle's spot in the main event. The top was then lowered on top of the steel structure to start the match.
They start to climb right away and pair off to brawl. Curry Man gets a jaw breaker on Rave. Creed with a rolling thunder levels Curry Man, Machismo and Dutt work together as the ref is tied up top of the cage. Kaz gets the backdrop piledriver on Devine, the Guns are working together as well and double team Sharky. Dutt with a swank spinning head scissors on Sabin, but Shelley flapjacks him for his troubles. They Guns double team Machismo now as well, and Creed is climbing on the dome portion. Kaz tries to take him down, but gets a leg drop onto Curry Man. CREED DIVES OFF ONTO KAZ! He cleans house, but Curry Man is back and takes him out, only for the Guns to level him. Dutt and Machismo battle the Guns, but Kaz gets a dual dropkick to them.
Kaz climbs, but is stopped by Rave, Creed up as well with Devine and Sharky Over…SUPER RANA TOWER OF DOOM~! Curry Man tries the spice rack, but Dutt gets the dragon DDT as a counter. Machismo climbs, Rave up as well and slams Machismo off of the cage and gets the spinning cradle neck breaker, or the move that rocks the world as he calls it. Dutt tries to climb, but Shelley stops that. Curry Man and Dutt climb again, and Creed gets the CREEDDT on Rave. The Guns double team him as Sharky gets a chummer on Sabin!
He climbs and Sabin leaps to the top and they fight for position, DEEP SEA DRIVER off of the top! Kaz gets the wave of the future on Sharky and Dutt and Curry Man go flying off of the side of the cage into a pile of men! Curry Man and Rave battle, but Rave with an STO levels him. Rave climbs, Curry Man up, slams him off of the cage, TOP ROPE SPICE RACK~! CURRY MAN DANCE! Curry Man hits Kaz and Machismo, climbs now and Kaz up with him, Kaz tossed off, but climbs back up, they brawl, REVERSE FLUX CAPACITOR!!!!!!! Kaz now climbs, Devine over to stop him and they trade chops up top. TOP ROPE LUNG BLOWER BY DEVINE! DEVINE INTERVENTION on Creed!
Devine now climbs, as does Rave. Kaz follows and grabs at Devine, and pulls him off onto EVERYONE else! Kaz goes for the escape, everyone is trying to climb… but KAZ WINS!
Backstage: Jeremy Borash is with TNA World Champion Samoa Joe. Borash wants Joe's thoughts on Kaz just winning to advance to the main event tonight. Joe said Kaz is a great competitor and deserves his spot tonight. Borash said he didn't want to stir things up and wants his thoughts on Kevin Nash. Joe goes off on Borash and said that is all he does is stir things up. He said he hasn't seen Kevin Nash all night and says if he crosses his path he will regret it.
- Mike Tenay and Don West talk about tonight's new main event featuring Samoa Joe vs. Scott Steiner vs. Kaz for the TNA World Title. West talks about the distraction Kevin Nash has caused tonight by arriving with Scott Steiner and speaking backstage about it.
Team 3D vs Rhino & Christian Cage and Rhino are showing the effects of the chair shots from Booker. 3D double team Cage to get the advantage. Chops by Ray, elbows now and then a neck breaker by Ray gets 2. Cage tries to fire back as Devon tags in, but Devon works the head and neck of Cage. Irish whip, Cage escapes a splash and chops away at Devon. Tags to Rhino, off the ropes and a double team back elbow. Off the ropes, flying shoulder block by Rhino gets 2. Rhino sets for a gore, but Ray grabs his hair and pulls him down. Devon chokes out Rhino, tag to Ray and they start to work the head and neck of Rhino. Off the ropes and Rhino counters into a spinebuster. He crawls and tags in Cage.
Chops to Devon, off the ropes and a backdrop. Rights to Ray, up top and a DIVE to the floor onto Ray and Devon! Back into the ring, off the ropes and Ray trips up Cage, pulls him to the floor and whips him into the steps. Ray stands up the steps and slams Cage head first into them. Ray tosses Cage back in, Devon covers for 2. Devon chokes him out, but Cage tries to fight back but is hit in the back of the head. Neck vice by Devon, but Cage bites his hand and escapes. Tag to Ray, rights by Cage as he fires back. Off the ropes and he takes a HUGE backdrop. Ray to the 2nd rope, Rhino distracts him and Cage is up, nails him and goes up top with Ray. RANA connects! 1…2…NO! Cage looks for a tag and gets it.
Devon is as well and Rhino starts to lay him out. Corner shoulder block, and a belly to belly gets 2 as Ray breaks that up. Ray tosses Cage to the floor, slams Rhino and Devon up top…WAZZUP stopped as Cage tosses Devon off of the top. Spinebuster by Rhino on Ray! Flying shoulder block to Devon by Rhino gets 2. Devine is out with the cane, Rhino tossed to he floor and 3D double teams Cage, reverse 3D and Rhino is back in. Double clothesline to 3D. Ray to the floor, Devine has the cane and gives it to Ray. Slam by Rhino on Devon gets 2. Gore try, NAILS Devon! Devine distracts the ref, Ray has the cane and NAILS Rhino! Devon covers and that is all.
Winners: Team 3D
Backstage: Jeremy Borash interviewed Kevin Nash. Nash scoffed at the idea that Samoa Joe should be upset he got a ride from the airport from Scott Steiner. Borash said Joe wanted to choke him out and said he would do that to Nash if they crossed paths tonight. Nash said, "Let's go cross paths with Joe and see if he chokes me out" and went off to find Joe.
AJ Styles & Super Eric vs LAX They claimed Styles hurt his mid-section during the finish of his opening match. Salinas was out for this match. Styles and Homicide started the match. They did some nice back and forth wrestling early - actually the best of the show thus far. It ended with both attempting a high cross bodyblock at the same time and colliding in mid-air.
Eric and Hernandez tagged in. Since Young is a Super Hero, Hernandez sold for him like he was a super heavyweight. He knocked Hernandez through the ropes and teased a dive, but when he went for it, Hernandez hit a shoulderblock into the ring. Super Eric asked for a test of strength, which Hernandez won early, but Eric bridged off the mat. Hernandez ended up on the floor and Young dove to the floor from the top.
Styles tagged in. Hernandez powered Styles onto the apron but Styles nailed a flying springboard forearm. Styles and Young began tagging in and out fast as they worked over Hernandez. Styles locked on a rear chinlock. Hernandez broke it. Eric and Homicide both tagged in. Eric evaded some moves but Homicide nailed a hiptoss. Hernandez returned to the fray and LAX double-teamed Eric, nailing the Drive-By. Heeey champ.
Hernandez held Super Eric for a delayed vertical suplex as Homicide locked on an STF on Styles. Eric kicked up. Styles nailed a great looking spinkick on Homicide and went for the Styles Clash. Homicide fought it off and nailed the Ace Crusher. Eric hit a sledgehammer off the ropes on Homicide. Hernandez took Young out with a clothesline.
Styles rolled up Homicide with a small package. Salinas distracted the referee, allowing Guerrero to lie, cheat and steal by turning Homicide over. The referee counted the pin, although Styles' shoulder was off the mat the entire pinfall.
Backstage: Lauren interviewed "members of Samoa Joe's kin." They said that Joe had the support of the entire Samoan Nation. They noted that they weren't wrestlers but would get involved if needed. BAD IDEA. The last thing we need is a Samoan version of the "Latino Nation."
Knockouts Makeover Battle Royal Angelina Love vs Velvet Sky vs Rhaka Khan vs Salinas vs Christy Hemme vs Gail Kim vs ODB vs Traci Brooks vs Jacqueline vs Roxxi Laveaux.
Battle Royal: They al brawl to begin. Salinas tries a tornado DDT, but Roxxi tosses her out. Kim and Roxxi pair off, and I have to say that i didn't ACTUALLY go over the top rope. Love spills the flask on ODB, Broosk and Sky fight by the apron and Sky gets eliminated. Love eliminates Brooks with a yakuza kick. Hemme and Khan pair off, and Khan tosses Hemme. ODB and Moore double team Khan, Love over as well and then Moore lays the boots to Love. Corner splash by ODB on Khan, and Moore gets a 2nd rope missile dropkick to Khan. ODB and Khan fight near the ropes, Moore over as well and they toss Khan. Kim tosses Moore and Roxxi tosses ODB! Roxxi then tosses Love and we're down to two!
Ladder Match: Kim and Roxxi are left and it is a ladder match. Remember Kim has immunity and is she loses, Love gets her head shaved. The ref makes Love stay. Roxxi lays the boots to Kim, to the corner and Roxxi to the floor and gets the ladder. Love tries to stop her and Roxxi LEVELS her with the ladder! Kim the dropkicks the ladder into Roxxi. She gets another ladder, slides it in and sets it up. She goes to climb, Roxxi back in and she grabs Kim and Kim gets a RANA! She then tosses the ladder into Roxxi's face! She sets the ladder in the corner, grabs Roxxi and they trade shots. Kim whipped into the ladder. Roxxi then gets a corner charge to Kim. Roxxi sets the ladder in the corner again, but Kim monkey flips her onto the ladder! Love chants for Kim to win and slides her a ladder. Kim sets it up and she climbs. Roxxi up and climbs now, Roxxi is busted open, and as they brawl Kim gets a SUNSET FLIP POWERBOMB off of the ladder! Love holds onto Roxxi, but Roxxi knocks her off of the apron. She and Kim brawl center ring and Roxxi gets a SPINEBUSTER to Kim on the ladder. Sky in and eats a yakuza kick by Roxxi! Roxxi climbs, Love in and pushes over the ladder. Kim climbs, and gets the contract.
Winner: Gail Kim
After the match Kim beats down Love. Kim gets a title shot now for the win. Sky is out and Kim tries to beat them down, Roxxi is out and they all brawl. Sky and Love escape and Roxxi has to get a haircut. The crowd does NOT like that. The other Knockouts look on as Roxxi gets the cut. Love and Sky mock her and she is getting sheared! FIRE RUSSO CHANT now. Some of the face Knockouts try to support her. bullsh*t chant now as well. She is still bleeding a good bit and sells it well as she appears to be crying, and she may very well be for real.
Backstage: Kevin Nash entered Samoa Joe's locker room. Nash said he was still on Joe's side. Joe told Nash to go to hell and told Nash that he didn't need him. Nash tried to tell Joe that he was pulling an old school trick by getting inside Steiner's head because Joe using his body and kicking people's asses will only lead to Joe burning himself out. He said Joe needs to use his brain. Joe didn't want to hear it, saying he knows how Nash operates. Nash said he would stay in the locker room until Joe gave him the sign to come out. Joe told Nash that if he came to ringside, he was on the other side and Joe would break him.
They showed rock band "Saving Abel" at ringside.
Team 3D vs LAX As 3D yells at Hector, Cide hits a TOPE CON HILO onto 3D and they brawl on the floor to begin. Ray suplexes Hernandez on the ramp as Devon beats down Cide. Ray has a chair and nails Hernandez and chokes him with it. Lots of brawling on the floor, 3D in control but Hernandez tries to battle back and slams Ray to the apron. Devon tossed into the ring, and we are officially underway.
Boot by Cide, to the 2nd rope and a cross body to Devon for 2. Cide tosses Devon back to the floor, up top and Ray tosses him off into the ring. Devon beats down Cide, Ray in and chokes out Cide. Devon back in and more choking. Cide tries to fight back but fails. Stalling suplex by Devon and a cover for 2. Chinlock by Devon now, Cide to his feet and gets a jawbreaker. Ray stun guns Cide off of the top rope and Devon covers for 2. Slam by Ray, and into a head scissors. Cide escapes, works for a tag and finally gets it.
Hernandez cleans house, clotheslines, rights, a backdrop for Ray and then one for Devon. He slams them together and dropkicks them to the floor. SUPER DIVE BY HERNANDEZ to the floor! Devine is out and pulls out a table. He sets it up on the floor, and Hector Guerrero is over to stop him and then canes Devine! Hector moves the table, lays Devin on it and lays the rights to him. Hector up top! DOUBLE STOMP TO DEVINE THROUGH THE TABLE~! Ray and Hernandez in, boot by Hernandez and up top he goes, chops by Ray and he goes up top! Superplex! Top rope head butt by Devon and he covers for 2!
Cide back in, but he eats a reverse 3D. They go after Hernandez, off the ropes and Hernandez lays them out with a clothesline. Cide up top…RANA to ray! Spinebuster by Hernandez! Devon back in, sets Cide up top, goes up and Hernandez is over to stop that, gets Devon…BVORDER TOSS! FROG SPLASH by Cide! 1…2…3!
Winners and NEW Tag Team Champions: LAX
- Slammiversary promo: King of the Mountain returns next month.
- Tenay and West were prepared to talk about the main event until Eric Young showed up to talk about meeting Elvis in Memphis for the PPV. His mission is to find Elvis. Apparently he's going to be gone for a month.
World Title 3 Way Samoa Joe (c) vs Scott Steiner vs Kaz
nnouncers talked up the storylines, then they showed Kaz pacing nervously backstage. He came out first for the main event. They cut backstage to show Scott Steiner flexing in the hallway on the way to the ring. After a video package aired on Steiner's career, Frank Trigg joined the broadcast position while Steiner and his crew came to the ring. Samoa Joe was shown walking alone backstage before a video package aired on his title reign. Joe's family then did their traditional dance on stage before Joe walked to the ring.
They finally did the in-ring introduction and at 10:40 we are ready to go!
They started off hot. Joe nailed Steiner with an enziguiri, then nailed Kaz with a kick. He clotheslined Steiner down. Kaz tried to fire off the ropes with a bodypress but Joe just walked off. Joe locked on a one-led Boston Crab. Steiner charged but Joe saw him coming and grabbed an armbar. Kaz went after Joe and got caught with a Dragon Screw legwhip.
Joe clotheslined Steiner over the top to the floor then began jabbing at Kaz. Steiner tripped Joe as he rebounded off the ropes and dragged him to the floor. He whipped Joe into the guard rail, then clotheslined Kaz on the floor. Steiner suplexed Joe on the ramp but didn't really get him over all the way and Joe looked to have smacked the back of his head on the ramp.
Steiner tossed Kaz back into the ring and worked on him. He saw Joe returning to the ring, so he knocked Joe back to the floor. Steiner hit a Fall Away Slam on Kaz but Joe broke up the pinfall. Joe whipped Steiner into the corner but Steiner got his boot up. Steiner hit a belly to belly overhead suplex on Kaz. Steiner drilled Kaz into the top turnbuckle. He locked in the Steiner Recliner on Joe. Joe fought his way to his feet with Steiner on his shoulders. Kaz, who was still on the top, hit a missile dropkick on Steiner.
Joe and Steiner recovered first. They exchanged punches. Joe caught Steiner with a snap powerbomb. Steiner was knocked to the floor. Joe went for a dive out of the ring but Steiner nailed him with a lead pipe, hurting Joe's shoulder. Kaz nailed a dive out of the ring on Steiner.
Kaz tossed Steiner back into the ring for a two count. He springboaded into the ring, nailing a DDT on Steiner. Kaz hit a sweet dropkick on Steiner. Kaz went to the top but Petey Williams crotched him on the ropes. Frank Trigg got off a great line saying, "Ref didn't see it, I didn't hear it." Steiner hit a top rope Frankensteiner on Kaz. He covered Kaz and Joe just noly made the save, returning to the ring to break up the count.
Joe caught Steiner with an elbow then nailed a leg lariat on Steiner. He hit a front leg whip on Kaz, followed by a senton. He hit the snap slam on Steiner for a two count. Joe locked in a choke on Steiner. Kaz tried to hit a leaping kick but Joe moved then slammed Kaz. Joe and Steiner battled on the apron. Steiner tried to suplex him off the apron but Joe stopped it and put Steiner on the top rope. Kaz knocked Joe to the floor, then tried to go for the Flux Capacitor. Steiner battled him off and they fell into the ring with Steiner on top. Kaz kicked up out of a pinfall attempt.
They battled back on top and Steiner shoved Kaz to the floor. Joe grabbed Steiner from the top and nailed the muscle buster for the clean pin.
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