Bryan Alvarez is reporting that Smackdown superstar Batista is scheduled to take a leave of absense from the company shortly. It is not believed to be a Wellness Policy related issue. The word is that he may be out until around Summerslam time.
TNA officials are looking to add new talent to the roster. Two names that have come up are former WWE stars Joey Mercury and Johnny Parisi a.k.a. Johnny Swinger. Their names have come up several times, but management has yet to pull the trigger on them. Mercury worked a dark match before last year's Bound For Glory pay-per-view, but nothing came out of it. TNA road agent Pat Kenney a.k.a. Simon Diamond has been pitching for Swinger to come in.
It's safe to say that the former manager of Robert Roode, Ms. Payton Banks, is through with TNA. The TNA website removed her profile from the roster section yesterday. She was on a pay-per-appearance deal with the company and after her storyline with Roode concluded, apparently they didn't need her services anymore. You can still catch Banks in the SHIMMER promotion as she often appears on their shows. TNA also removed the profile of Elix Skipper, who has been used sparingly over the past year.
United States Champion Matt Hardy def. Elijah Burke (non-title) Finley def. Chuck Palumbo (disqualifacation) CM Punk def. John Morrison Batista & Big Show def. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder MVP defeats Jamie Noble Vladimar Kozlov def. Shannon Moore Michelle McCool def. Maryse (submission)
Colorado Springs, Colo. – With just two days until his Stretcher Match against Shawn Michaels at One Night Stand, Batista continued to show his ferocious determination, smashing through Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder on this week’s SmackDown, with a little help from Big Show. (WATCH)
Earlier in the evening, as Batista was sending Michaels a message of the hurt he will cause The Showstopper on Sunday, General Manager Vickie Guerrero took strong exception to what she felt was rude behavior on the part of The Animal. She set a tag team match pitting Hawkins & Ryder against Batista and any Superstar who wanted to volunteer to be his partner.
Big Show answered the call, and he and Batista laid waste to their opponents in a mismatch from the beginning, including a startling moment when The World’s Largest Athlete heaved Ryder from the outside floor into the ring by his hair, one-handedly. Although an explosive Batista Bomb ended this match, will it be Shawn Michaels who catches The Animal’s fallout on Sunday?
Can’t break through Since defeating MVP for the United States Championship at Backlash, Matt Hardy continues to establish himself as a fighting champion, defeating Elijah Burke in a hard fought, non-title match. Burke, who shows great potential in his matches, seems to be getting more and more frustrated at his inability to break through to the next level. In the end, he seemed lost and confused, looking up at the heavens for answers. (Watch the Alka-Seltzer® Speedy Recap)
Past the boiling point After last week’s humiliating loss to Finlay, thanks in part to the green mist of Hornswoggle, Chuck Palumbo had his mind set on revenge. When Hornswoggle got involved once again, Palumbo snapped, assaulting Finlay with his motorcycle chain, giving the Irishman the win by disqualification at a heavy price.
Miz out; Morrison down; momentum to Punk Mr. Money in the Bank CM Punk and WWE Tag Team Champion John Morrison fought for momentum leading into the Singapore Cane Match at One Night Stand, where the winner will go on to face ECW Champion Kane. After The Miz was banned from ringside, Punk picked up the hard-fought win. One has to wonder if Mr. Money in the Bank will cash in on the most Extreme night of the year, or if he will continue to bide his time until WrestleMania XXV.
He’s better than you SmackDown commentator Mick Foley alluded to Montel Vontavious Porter being a bit unsure of himself since losing the United States Championship. However, after a huge loss to Batista last week, MVP got back on track, picking up the win over Jamie Noble. Noble had tried to inspire MVP earlier in the night, but the Ballin’ Superstar was hearing none of it, choosing instead to showcase why he believes he is “half-man, half-amazing.” With the Draft on the horizon, will MVP soon become the highest-paid athlete on another brand?
From Moscow with animation Vladimir Kozlov continues to dominate the SmackDown roster, decimating Shannon Moore. The Monster from Moscow remains undefeated on SmackDown, and is becoming a huge force on Friday nights.
Cherry gets payback After delivering a nasty kick to fellow SmackDown Diva Cherry last week, the sultry Maryse locked horns with Michelle McCool. When Cherry showed up to distract Deuce & Domino, McCool turned the tables on Maryse, picking up an impressive win by submission.
It’s not gonna be that easy On what could be his final SmackDown, Undertaker was a guest on The Cutting Edge, standing face-to-face with his TLC Match opponent, Edge.
The Rated-R Superstar looked to gain the upper hand in their confrontation on Sunday and, with “The Family” by his side, attempted to close the casket on The Phenom’s impressive career.
As he celebrated, the arena went dark and The Phenom appeared on top of the ladder, sending a message of his own just 48 hours before the World Heavyweight Championship hangs above the ring at One Night Stand.
NEWS FROM THURSDAY'S "iMPACT!": KURT/AJ SITUATION, NASH IN KING OF THE MOUNTAIN, NEW STING AND ABYSS VIDEOS AND MORE By Bill Banks
There are several major news items to report from Thursday's "iMPACT!" as TNA Wrestling continues the road to the June 8 Slammiversary Pay-Per-View event!
- AJ Styles promised he would attempt to get revenge on Thursday after the beating he took the week before. With help from Samoa Joe, LAX, Christian Cage and Rhino, he was able to get some payback on Team 3D at the start of the broadcast.
- Later, AJ was scheduled to speak to Karen Angle live in the ring, but Kurt Angle showed up and attacked AJ in the backstage area! Kurt went to the ring and confronted his wife - leading to AJ coming back to defend her. As the broadcast went off the air it was Kurt, Tomko, Team 3D and Booker T annihilating Styles and Christian Cage, who had come out to help AJ.
- New matches for Slammiversary were announced on Thursday, with Kurt Angle vs. AJ Styles and The LAX vs. Team 3D for the Tag team Championship taking place at the Pay-Per-View spectacular.
- Kevin Nash was able to convince TNA Management Director Jim Cornette to name him the special enforcer for the King Of The Mountain main event at Slammiversary.
- Also on the broadcast, Christian Cage defeated Tomko and Rhino defeated James Storm to advance to the King Of The Mountain match at the PPV.
- Plus, a new video of Abyss was broadcast where he announced he would be able to "go home in 10 days".
- Sonjay Dutt accepted Jay Lethal's invitation to be his best man at the wedding on June 8. In addition, there will be a bachelor party on next week's broadcast.
- Angelina Love was able to defeat Roxxi after interference by Velvet Sky. After the bout, Angelina and Velvet "brown bagged" Roxxi, but ODB and a still-injured Gail Kim came out to chase off The Beautiful People.
- TNA Women's Champion Awesome Kong continued her $25,000 challenge, once again mauling a female volunteer from the audience.
I was at the Smackdown taping last night, and there was a fan incident. He was in the section next to me in the lower tier getting pretty drunk. He hopped down and ran by the ramp right to the ring. I'm pretty sure he hit either Hawkins or Ryder in the back or the back of the head. Bam Neeley then hit the guy pretty hard before security got there.
TNA Knockout Angelina Love suffered a concussion at Monday's iMPACT! taping, reports prowrestling.NET. One observer believes that she suffered the injury when she took a high cross body block during a match with Roxxi Laveaux. Love was well enough to work last night's iMPACT! tapings, although she didn't wrestle in a match. Love also suffered a concussion in a match with Awesome Kong last February
Scott Steiner was too injured to wrestle at the last set of Impact tapings. He suffered some sort of injury during his title match at Sacrifice. TNA had plans for him nab a singles win at one of the tapings, but he was too hurt to wrestle. The injury isn't serious as he should be back in the ring soon, perhaps as early as tonight's Impact taping.
Tommy Dreamer def. Big Show Kofi Kingston def. Mike Knox Chavo Guerrero def. CM Punk ECW Champion Kane vs. WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison (No Contest)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – As May comes to an end, the world of sports-entertainment is chomping at the bit like never before. While our fans cling to hopes of getting their hands on a million dollars, the Superstars in the Land of the Extreme are aching for One Night Stand to arrive.
With aspirations of one day obtaining the ECW Title himself, Kofi Kingston took on Mike Knox in an attempt to rebound from his first WWE loss to Shelton Benjamin. This contest didn’t go much better, however, as he won, but didn't celebrate for long.
The Gold Standard insisted on being part of the action, pounding the Jamaican Superstar into the ground with Knox’s help after the bell. Benjamin left the squared circle with an ear-to-ear grin. (WATCH)
ECW kicked off with two of the competitors in Sunday’s Singapore Cane Match – Tommy Dreamer and Big Show – in one-on-one action. Big Show was initially the forgotten ECW Champion as ECW General Manager Armando Estrada named only Dreamer, CM Punk, John Morrison and Chavo Guerrero in the competition. Big Show made sure his presence was felt later that evening when he attacked all four of the Superstars and declared his own participation in the Singapore Cane Match. He had a big impact on ECW this week as well, defeating Dreamer with authority and sending a message to the other participants.
CM Punk and Chavo Guerrero got a little preview of One Night Stand as well. With bodyguard Bam Neely in Guerrero’s corner, the Superstars did battle once more, recalling the days when they rivaled over the ECW Championship. This time, Chavo came out on top. Despite neither one currently holding the title, the circumstances are not much different this time around. Both the self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior” and Mr. Money in the Bank looked to gain an edge heading into Sunday’s contest that would determine the No. 1 Contender to Kane’s gold.
The night’s main event pitted the ECW Champion against the WWE Tag Team Champions in a Handicap Match. The Miz looked to defeat Kane for the second consecutive week while John Morrison hoped to overpower the Big Red Machine and make the other hopeful No. 1 Contenders sweat.
Neither of The Dirt Sheet hosts got to prove themselves; though, neither did Kane. The match ended with no decision when Guerrero, Dreamer and the Straightedge Superstar ran into the ring, leading to an all-out brawl. The scuffle ended when Big Show marched to the squared circle and cleared out the ring along with Kane. The two monsters stared each other down as ECW went off the air, but the World’s Largest Athlete can’t get ahead of himself just yet. He has four Superstars between him and a title opportunity. (WATCH)
Don’t forget to watch One Night Stand on Sunday at 8/7 CT to find out who will be challenging Kane for the ECW Title at Night of Champions.
Current superstar facing criminal charges Posted by Randy Gordon on 05/26/2008 at 05:21 PM
1270 WMPM is reporting that Gregory Helms faces criminal charges for his role in an altercation at a Smithfield bar with Dustin Narron. Helms took out an assault warrant shortly after the incident on May 6. Since, Narron has filed a misdemeanor assault charge which was served to Helms on May 22.
Melina def. Jillian World Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly def. Paul London & Brian Kendrick JBL & Umaga def. John Cena & Jeff Hardy Mr. Kennedy def. Carlito Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels (Double countout)
DENVER – WWE Champion Triple H came face-to-face with Randy Orton on Raw, six days before doing battle in a Last Man Standing Match at One Night Stand for the gold.
In front of a sold-out crowd, both Orton and The Game threw accusations at the other as Todd Grisham attempted to mediate the volatile confrontation. Where Triple H and Orton are both focused on the same thing, the WWE Championship, each Superstar has taken different roads to the ever-dangerous Last Man Standing Match on Sunday.
Both men firmly believe the gold is their destiny, and both claim to be on the right side of the rivalry – but only one man can stand tall after their showdown this Sunday. And while The Game and the Legend Killer both have something to prove to each other, they will undoubtedly look to prove to themselves that their claims of being the best are not farfetched.
Who will walk away from One Night Stand with the WWE Championship in their hands? Will Orton end Triple H’s reign as the 12-time champion? Or, as he claimed, will The Cerebral Assassin’s victory make sure the “Age of Orton” is not only dead, but also seem like it never existed?
Tumultuous tag teams As Jeff Hardy and Umaga head toward a Falls Count Anywhere encounter, and JBL and John Cena look to draw First Blood at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view this Sunday, the unlikely yet formidable duo of JBL & Umaga defeated Hardy & Cena on Raw.
The combination of Umaga & JBL’s physically punishing styles was too much for the mixture of Hardy’s high-flying offense with Cena’s brute strength. JBL took advantage after Hardy missed a Swanton Bomb, delivering the Clothesline from Hell to get the win.
Earlier in the night, JBL assured Cena’s close friend, Women’s Champion Mickie James that he would make Cena bleed like a stuck pig on Sunday. JBL added insult to his promise, insinuating the relationship between Cena & James was anything but friendship. Has JBL crossed the line and will Cena make the loudmouth pay for it? Will John Cena bring the pain to JBL in their First Blood Match, or will the self-proclaimed “wrestling god” stay true to his promise to destroy “The Champ”?
What will happen when Umaga and Jeff Hardy do battle anywhere in the arena come One Night Stand? Will the Samoan Bulldozer put an end to Jeff’s hot streak since his return, or will Hardy defy the odds as he has time-and-time again during his career?
Redeeming qualities In the past few weeks, Shawn Michaels and Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho have had their differences in and out of the ring, with much of the issue stemming from HBK’s rivalry with Batista. On Raw, the two did battle, with the match ending in a double count-out. When the opportunity arose for Jericho to take his frustrations out on Michaels with a steel chair after the match, Y2J instead showed his respect for The Showstopper as he lifted him to his feet.
As Michaels heads toward a Stretcher Match showdown with The Animal at One Night Stand, he appears to have gained the respect of his on-again, off-again rival. Will HBK carry that with him when he faces Batista on Sunday? Will it help when he faces the enraged Animal?
Priceless World Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes defeated the determined duo of Paul London & Brian Kendrick to retain their titles on Raw.
After the match, however, Rhodes & Holly were shocked at the arrival of “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, who told the champions their days with the gold were numbered. DiBiase then unveiled he and Mr. McMahon had struck a deal, as he introduced the newest member of the Raw roster – his son, Ted DiBiase.
The offspring of the “Million Dollar Man” showed the same bravado his father did as a legend and three-time tag champion himself, as he guaranteed to become a World Tag Team Champion, too, in his first match.
Hailing the king On a night where Cryme Tyme robbed the last of the personal effects of former Raw General Manager William Regal’s office, Mr. Kennedy, the man who ended Regal’s career, continued to roll when he defeated Carlito on Monday night.
After the victory, the man responsible for ridding WWE of Regal was celebrating when the former GM’s fellow Brits, Paul & Katie Lea Burchill, set up and attacked Kennedy. Intent to earn revenge on the Superstar responsible for retiring Regal, Paul delivered a Curb Stomp to Kennedy, leaving Raw’s outspoken Superstar silent in the center of the ring.
Diva dissention Despite their friendship, Jillian and Melina went one-on-one on Raw just moments after Melina learned she would face Beth Phoenix at One Night Stand in an “I Quit” Match. Phoenix sat at ringside on commentary, where she explained that nobody could make her say those two words. Melina forced the tone-deaf Diva Jillian to tap out, much to the dismay of The Glamazon.
Mile High millions WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon was on Raw with two blockbuster announcements for our fans and each and every WWE Superstar and Diva, intent to show his appreciation to our fans in attendance and around the world.
Mr. McMahon promised that the night would end with something extraordinary, and true to his word, it did. In an unprecedented move, the Chairman announced that next week he would begin giving away $1 million each week on Raw. What will this mean for our fans?
The Chairman announced that a Draft will take place at the end of June, and that nobody will be exempt from its grasp. Every Superstar, Diva and announcer can be drafted to any brand, and the unpredictable nature of the Draft is sure to keep the respective locker rooms abuzz in the coming weeks.
Brooke Hogan, de dochter van worstelaar Hulk Hogan, is gisteren betrokken geraakt bij een auto-ongeluk in Florida. De 20-jarige blondine botste op een auto voor haar, nadat de bestuurder daarvan de controle over het stuur was verloren. Bij het ongeluk vielen geen gewonden.
Volgens ooggetuigen was het ongeluk niet de schuld van Brooke. De auto voor haar zou te hard hebben gereden. Brooke's broer Nick verdween onlangs voor acht maanden achter de tralies wegens het veroorzaken van een ernstig ongeluk in augustus. Bij de botsing raakte een goede vriend van Nick zwaargewond. (novum/bdr)
Dave Meltzer confirms in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that former ECW Champion Chavo Guerrero is actually one drug test failure away from an automatic termination from World Wrestling Entertainment, not two. The other two wrestlers in the company in the same uneasy position are of course Jeff Hardy and William Regal.
News on the next RAW General Manager Posted by Randy Gordon on 05/22/2008 at 02:47 PM
Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter
The WWE site has a poll on the front page asking fans as to who they would like to see as the new General Manager of Raw. The options are Vickie Guerrero, Ted DiBiase, Vince McMahon and Theodore Long. McMahon is winning the poll with 45% of the vote, followed by DiBiase, Long and Guerrero in that order.
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.
Mijn hobby's zijn: Worstelen en films.
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