WWE Champion Triple H & Jeff Hardy def. Montel Vontavious Porter & The Brian Kendrick Maria & Brie Bella def. Natalya & Victoria The Great Khali vs. Vladimir Kozlov (No Contest) Chavo Guerrero def. Jimmy Wang Yang Carlito & Primo def. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder (new WWE Tag Team Champions)
COLUMBUS, Ohio – To kick off SmackDown, fans at Ohio State University were treated to a blockbuster match-up that had all the makings for a main event that might normally cap off a night of action.
In an unlikely pairing, WWE Champion Triple H joined forces with his No Mercy opponent, Jeff Hardy, to take on Montel Vontavious Porter and The Brian Kendrick. Putting their differences aside, The Game and Hardy were able to earn a victory when The King of Kings nailed MVP with a Pedigree for the pinfall. (Watch | Photos)
After the win, Hardy and Triple H shook hands. But at No Mercy, animosity will reign as championship gold is on the line. No Mercy preview …
Kozlov still undefeated Vladimir Kozlov had never encountered anyone like the 7-foot-3, 420-pound The Great Khali. In a clash of styles, the two beasts locked horns. But before a winner could be decided, Triple H rushed into the arena looking for some payback against the Moscow Mauler. Mayhem quickly ensued, as Khali and Kozlov attacked The Game. But No. 1 contender Hardy didn’t like what he saw and came to help even the odds. (Watch | Photos)
Death in the air Fearful of what Undertaker might do to him again, Chavo Guerrero nervously entered into his match against Jimmy Wang Yang. Using a rolling wheel kick, Guerrero took down Yang to get the pinfall. But after the match, the house lights went out momentarily, sending Chavo into a panic. It was an ominous sign of things to come later in the night when Undertaker choked Chavo in GM Vickie Guerrero’s office, then suddenly appeared in the ring to decimate the GM with a hard-hitting Tombstone. The deadly maneuver left Guerrero on her back, with The Phenom hovering over her motionless body. (Watch | Photos)
New WWE Tag Team Champions The Family suffered another hit on the night, when Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder lost their WWE Tag Team Championship to the brothers from San Juan, Carlito & Primo. (Watch | Photos)
Deadly duo In what could possibly be the sexiest tag team in WWE, newcomer Brie Bella paired up with Maria to take on Victoria and Natalya. But Victoria quickly showed who was boss when she tossed the undefeated Bella from the top rope to the arena floor. The stunned brunette crawled under the ring, but emerged from under the apron with new vigor and attacked Victoria. Next, Bella tagged in Maria, who flung herself from the top rope and used a cross body to drive Victoria to the canvas and get the pinfall. (Photos)
WWE's 1-2 Punch In the last SmackDown before moving to MyNetwork TV on Oct. 3, Jesse & Festus brought their MyMoving Co. van into the arena to pick up a few items from under the ring. While packing their van, we got a glimpse of a bound-and-gagged Ryan Braddock and Kenny Dykstra in the back of the van. What other surprises are in store when SmackDown makes the move to MyNetwork TV?
Frankie Kazarian, also known as Kaz, underwent surgery to repair a torn triceps earlier this week. He is expected to be out for around four months. Kaz most recently was featured in TNA, but has been off TNA TV for a while and his bio was removed from the TNA website. It was rumored he would be returning as the Suicide character from the TNA Video Game, but that looks to be delayed as he recovers.
NEWS AND VIDEO FROM THURSDAY'S "iMPACT!" BROADCAST ON SPIKE TV
There are several major news items to report from Thursday's "iMPACT!" on SpikeTV as TNA Wrestling continues the road to the October 12 "Bound For Glory" Pay-Per-View epic event!
- "The King Of The Mountain" Jeff Jarrett opened up the broadcast by announcing that next week on iMPACT, wrestling icon Mick Foley will officially join Total Nonstop Action!
- However, the other big news was that during the announcement, Jarrett was interrupted by Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, who talked so much trash that Jarrett finally agreed to face him in a match at Bound For Glory! Tune in to the next "iMPACT!" for more news on Jarrett's in-ring return on October 12 against Angle!
- In tag team action, Matt Morgan and Abyss defeated The Rock N' Rave Infection. After the bout, Team 3D came out and hurled insults at Abyss and Morgan and challenged them to an open invitation Monster's Ball match at Bound For Glory. Abyss obviously wasn't happy about competing in the Monster's Ball bout.
- In Knockouts action, Awesome Kong defeated newcomer Mercedes Steel. After the bout, Kong attempted to continue the punishment, but Raisha Saeed - or so we thought - attacked Kong! Saeed unmasked to reveal it was really Roxxi!
- TNA World Tag team Champions Beer Money Inc. defeated The Latin American Xchange. As a result of the match stipulations, Hector Guerrero can no longer manage Homicide and Hernandez in TNA!
- Sting gave an emotional in-ring speech, showing photos of the legends he's learned from in his career, including Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. Sting then showed a photo of Samoa Joe and said that Joe doesn't know how to be a proper World Champion!
- Speaking of Samoa Joe, he defeated X Division Champion Sheik Abdul Bashir in a non-title match on the broadcast. After the bout, Joe had some choice words for Sting, who he will face in the main event at Bound For Glory. As a show of disrespect, Joe continued to beat on Bashir - resulting in the referee reversing the decision and giving the win to the X Champion!
- In the broadcast main event, Booker T defeated AJ Styles after smashing AJ with the mysterious bag. Christian Cage tried to get involved to help AJ, but it only resulted in miscommunication between the two friends as AJ and Cage argued as the broadcast ended.
Latest on Batista taking time off Credit: Wrestling Observer
- Batista did request to take some time off shortly after Wrestlemania 24, but was talked out of it due to a lack of depth on the WWE talent roster. Apparently Batista feels he will never return to his status three years ago when he was the hottest star in the company, and his program with Triple H was a box office success. Batista has also talked about trying his luck in Hollywood.
WWE Monday Night RAW drew a 3.1 rating this week, up from the 2.6 the show drew last week. The first hour drew a 3.01, and the second hour drew a 3.09.
This Monday Night Football rating dropped from a 13.3 last week to an 8.9 this week, allowing for WWE to bounce back somewhat. Nevertheless, RAW’s numbers are still down compared to what the show had been doing before football season. Fall competition from the NFL is nothing new to WWE, and they haven’t suffered a ratings drop like last week’s since before the Attitude era.
SmackDown superstar MVP did a Q&A with USA Today to promote WWE's move to MyNetworkTV next week. When asked what WWE superstar from the past or present that he'd like to wrestle, he said The Rock. He also said that while in prison several years ago, he learned to "believe in yourself because, prison is full of despair and hopelessness and its easy to give up on life."
Finlay def. Bam Neely Maryse def. Divas Champion Michelle McCool – Non-title Mike Knox def. Chase Stevens John Morrison vs. The Miz – Double count-out
COLUMBUS, OH - After “The Dirt Sheet’s” John Morrison and The Miz (WATCH "The Dirt Sheet") were forced to battle each other until neither Superstar could answer the referee’s count on ECW on Sci Fi, the undefeated Ricky Ortiz emerged to leave them both in the dust. (WATCH ECW's QUICK CUT)
The fuse was lit early on when the “self-proclaimed” Chick Magnet and the Tuesday Night Delight emerged with tremendous criticism of ECW General Manager Theodore Long’s New Superstar Initiative, being particularly critical of Ortiz and fellow Initiative Superstar Evan Bourne. But, after proclaiming that either one of them could beat any other Superstar, Long thought it would be fitting that Miz and Morrison get in the ring against one another, with the winner facing Ortiz immediately afterward.
However, things never got that far. After Miz and Morrison grappled to an intense double count-out, leaving no opponent for Ortiz to face, the young Superstar refused to be denied. He emerged with gusto, splashing both of his potential adversaries and showing them just how tough Long’s new Superstars really are. (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Strong words from a strong man Mark Henry appeared before the WWE Universe with some very strong words for ECW Champion Matt Hardy, reminding the WWE Universe that he has never been pinned by the reigning champion. But, can The World’s Strongest Man reverse the course of history and take back his gold at No Mercy? (Read more on this story...)
Irish eyes are smashing Chavo Guerrero was absent from ECW on Sci Fi after apparently being attacked by The Undertaker on SmackDown. But, Finlay showed little remorse, scoring a decisive victory over Bam Neely – thanks to the luck of the Irish and a little lively distraction by Hornswoggle. When Neely grabbed the Belfast Brawler’s offspring, Finlay demonstrated the full force of his shillelagh. (PHOTOS)
All-American beat down After being destroyed in a brutal match against the rough and ready Mike Knox, a nearly unconscious Chase Stevens was suddenly attacked by the “All-American American” Jack Swagger. But, when Tommy Dreamer rushed down to save Stevens from his smiling predator, Knox distracted the ECW Original long enough for Swagger to lay him out as well. (WATCH | PHOTOS)
A stunning victory In an aggressive, non-title match, Maryse stunned the Land of the Extreme by overcoming Divas Champion Michelle McCool with her devastating DDT. Has Maryse earned herself another championship opportunity?
Rey Mysterio is said to be on the verge of signing a deal with WWE, or has already done so, reports prowrestling.NET. WWE offered him a five-deal deal, but Mysterio opted for three. Last week, one source described his signing as "imminent." Mysterio also had talks with the AAA promotion out of Mexico. They were offering him a three-movie deal as they had an idea to make Mysterio a modern day version of El Santo - who was a movie star in Mexico as well as a legendary wrestler. During negotiations, Mysterio told WWE officials that he wants to be considered for a movie role with WWE Films. WWE also has plans to release a Mysterio autobiography.
-- Scott Steiner returned to the ring at an indy show in Michigan over the weekend, reports SLAM! Wrestling. He should be returning to TNA soon after having surgery back in June to repair a torn ACL in his knee.
CM Punk def. World Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella def. Deuce in a non-title match Kane def. Evan Bourne Kelly Kelly def. Women's Champion Beth Phoenix in a non-title match The Miz & John Morrizon def. Cryme Tyme World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho, JBL & Lance Cade def. Shawn Michaels & Batista
CINCINNATI – Since July, General Manager Mike Adamle has been allowed to run Raw as he sees fit, but on Monday night, on Raw’s historic 800th episode, Shane McMahon made a surprise appearance, reversing one of Adamle’s decisions, and setting both the tone for the night and its main event: World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho & JBL vs. Shawn Michaels & Batista. (WATCH | PHOTOS)
The contest presaged two of the most anticipated matches of No Mercy: World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels in a Ladder Match for the title, and Batista vs. JBL with No. 1 contender status being bestowed upon the winner. However, as is typical of Jericho’s underhanded dealings, he convinced Adamle to exercise his authority and change the match set by Shane McMahon. The GM added the World Heavyweight Champion’s protégé, Lance Cade, as a third member of Jericho & JBL’s team, tilting things in their favor. Though Michaels is known for fighting back against incredible odds, it was just too much for him, as his former student, Cade, pinned him, winning the match. (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Monster mash Though Kane was already scheduled to face off against ECW’s Evan Bourne, that wasn’t enough for him, as he approached GM Adamle, stating that he also wanted to face Rey Mysterio, who had been aided by Bourne in past weeks to cut the Big Red Monster down to size. With Shane McMahon looking on, Adamle granted the 7-footer’s request, setting Rey Mysterio vs. Kane as another one of the scintillating matches at No Mercy.
Though “Air” Bourne’s high-flying maneuvers had taken out Kane in the past, this week they just weren’t enough. The Big Red Monster defeated the ECW Superstar, and continued to beat on him even after the bell rang. Kane’s No Mercy opponent, Rey Mysterio rushed to the ring to help Bourne, but even the Master of the 619 couldn’t put a stop to the Big Red Monster’s rampage. (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Hit the Rhodes, Jack While many Superstars are focused on No Mercy, some still have their minds set on Unforgiven. CM Punk had some words to share with Randy Orton because of the punt to the head he received courtesy of the Legend Killer, which ultimately caused him to lose the World Heavyweight Championship at Unforgiven. Despite the third-generation Superstar’s warning that anyone who touches him will be suspended by Mike Adamle’s decree, Punk hit the smug Orton anyway. Before the GM could suspend him though, Shane McMahon – the fourth-generation Superstar – “pulled rank” and reversed Adamle’s decision, then set a match between CM Punk and World Tag Team Champion Cody Rhodes.
Punk was victorious in the match-up, but directly afterward, Rhodes’ second-generation allies, fellow World Tag Team Champion Ted DiBiase and Manu, rushed the ring with ill intent. Before much damage could be done however, Kofi Kingston joined the fray, and helped Punk chase their adversaries from the ring. (PHOTOS)
Glam slam Though he was still nursing an injured face and bruised pride after his confrontation with Batista last week, Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella went on to defeat Deuce, continuing his not-yet-impressive five-week run holding the title. Before the match, however, Batista caught the Italian champion and his ladyfriend, Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix, talking bad about him. Their loose lips would come back to haunt them later in the night, when The Glamazon took on Kelly Kelly. (PHOTOS)
In spite of the Women’s Champion’s superior strength, Kelly Kelly scored a pin due to a botched distraction from Santino. Looking to exact revenge, the combined “Glamarella” were about to brutalize Kelly after the match when Batista himself ran in, spearing the Intercontinental Champion and defending the Diva.
Hard Tyme In one of Raw’s two tag team match-ups, Cryme Tyme squared off against former WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison. The contest was a result of the two teams taking shots at one another in their WWE.com Exclusive web-shows: Cryme Tyme’s “Word Up” and “The Dirt Sheet” with Miz & Morrison. Though Shad & JTG had hoped to shut up the arrogant ECW Superstars, it was the Shaman of Sexy & the self-proclaimed “chick magnet” who stood tall, picking up the win. (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Mr. (Im)Perfect Continuing his habit of impersonating other WWE Superstars, Charlie Haas took the opportunity to pay tribute to one of his heroes, WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Perfect. In an attempt to replicate some of Curt Hennig’s famous athletic feats, Haas disguised himself as Mr. Perfect and played basketball, shot pool, danced, boxed and played air hockey … poorly.
According to a fan in attendance at last night's SmackDown tapings in Columbus, Ohio, Undertaker appeared to aggravate a knee injury during the dark match main event.
He was attacked by Curt Hawkins, Zach Ryder and Bam Neely during his match with Big Show, but eventually cleared the ring. He posed for the crowd and walked for a few minutes before momentarily sitting down on the ring steps before heading to the back.
"Honestly, he looked pretty bad off," the fan in attendance said. "He was sitting there like he was so exhausted he couldn't make it up the ramp. He finally walked up the ramp, but he was limping pretty badly. It wasn't a little limp, it was very noticeable."
Of course, he could be selling the injury, but he was playing to the crowd before sitting down.
As reported earlier, he recently had his knee checked by doctors and WWE has been limiting his involvement in the ring since his match with Edge at SummerSlam. Taker has been appearing on television in non-wrestling segments and has been working tag matches for the most part so that his partner could handle most of the work in the ring. Undertaker has been telling friends that his knee is still tender and that there is some soreness.
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