Natalya & Maryse def. Divas Champion Michelle McCool & Maria WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo def. Chavo Guerrero & Bam Neely (Non-title Tag Team Match) R-Truth & Kung Fu Naki def. United States Champion Shelton Benjamin & Montel Vontavious Porter The Brian Kendrick def. Super Crazy WWE Champion Triple H vs. Undertaker (No Contest)
LAREDO, Texas – With Cyber Sunday looming, some of WWE’s biggest Superstars were all looking to make strong statements in front of the WWE Universe on SmackDown. The power is in your hands to decide their fate this Sunday. Vote now. WATCH all of the action now in the SmackDown Quick Cut, and check out WWE.com’s exclusive ringside PHOTOS.
WWE Champion Triple H vs. Undertaker (No Contest) (WATCH) (PHOTOS) In an iconic confrontation, WWE Champion Triple H and Undertaker pushed their bodies to the limit in a battle featuring multiple near pinfalls and counter maneuvers. But before a winner could be determined, Big Show burst into the arena, destroying The Game with a chokeslam and brutally assaulting The Phenom with a steel chair. After the carnage, Vladimir Kozlov viciously attacked the already-battered Triple H.
WATCH Triple H take shots at SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero; Jeff Hardy and Vladimir Kozlov state their case for Cyber Sunday; and The Game stun Hardy with a Pedigree.
Natalya & Maryse def. Divas Champion Michelle McCool & Maria (PHOTOS) Just when it looked like Divas Champion Michelle McCool was going to pin Maryse, mariachi music filled the air and Maryse popped her shoulder up after a two-count. Next, Jesse, Festus and an entire mariachi band appeared at ringside, setting the scene for the love-struck Festus to present Maria with a flower. The affectionate distraction allowed Maryse to pin McCool. But, the action wasn’t over. When the bell rang, the budding Romeo transformed into the Corn-fed Colossus we all know and love and gave chase to the entire band.
WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo def. Chavo Guerrero & Bam Neely (Non-title) (PHOTOS) The rocky friendship between Chavo Guerrero and Bam Neely cost them their match against the WWE Tag Team Champions. After Chavo saved Bam from a near pinfall, the partners engaged in a heated argument, ending with Chavo slapping Bam across the face. With Bam stunned, Carlito took him down with a Backstabber for the win.
R-Truth & Kung Fu Naki def. United States Champion Shelton Benjamin & Montel Vontavious Porter (PHOTOS) The energetic Kung Fu Naki delivered a karate kick to MVP to earn his tag team the win. United States Champion Shelton Benjamin will be looking to recover from the loss at Cyber Sunday. Vote now for who Benjamin will defend his title against. Then, catch the Gold Standard in the Cyber Sunday Preview Match, streaming live and exclusively on WWE.com at 7:45 p.m. ET.
The Great Khali’s Kiss Cam (WATCH) (PHOTOS) Ever since The Great Khali starting kissing women in the ring, letters have been pouring in to his camp. Associate Ranjin Singh read a few of them out loud before the “Punjabi Playboy” planted a kiss on the lips of a lucky member of the WWE Universe.
The Brian Kendrick def. Super Crazy (PHOTOS) Similar to his experience last week on SmackDown, poor Super Crazy felt the power of Ezekiel Jackson. After The Brian Kendrick defeated Super Crazy with The Kendrick maneuver, his brutally powerful associate chokeslammed Super Crazy to the canvas using just one hand.
There are rumblings in TNA that the company may be eliminating a handful of talent in the coming weeks. We haven't heard any names in particular, but those wrestlers that request to be let go are more likely now to be granted his or her wish. Just recently, Johnny Devine requested his release, and it was granted.
TNA is looking to cut costs, and due to recent contract renewals of some higher paid talent, the company is now more open to the idea of cutting free some talent that TNA hasn't invested alot into. There is also talk backstage that wrestlers who havent't been receiving pushes or a lot of television time trying to get involved in the Young vs. Old angle.
Many of the wrestlers believe they need to be apart of this angle since they are likely to fall through the cracks, ala what happened to many workers in WCW when the New World Order angle dominated the direction of the promotion.
Tonight is a historic night for TNA Impact. While they have broadcasted a live episode of Impact in March from the Impact Zone, this is the first time that Impact has gone on the road. What will happen when Sting teams with Kevin Nash to face those young punks, A.J. Styles and the former Champion Samoa Joe? Will Jay Lethal put the title match that he earned in the Giant Red Birdcage at Bound for Glory to good use as he faces Sheik Abdul Bashir? Will Awesome Kong become a two time Women’s champion when she faces Taylor Wilde? Which member of the team of Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, and Kip James will Christy Hemme face tonight? There is going to be a big announcement coming from Mick Foley that was teased at the end of last week’s show as Mick and Jeff started their Thelma and Louise-esque cross country journey. Over the last few weeks, we have tried to figure out two things about Booker T. The first thing is what is he trying to say and which dialect is he using. The second thing is what is in the briefcase that Sharmell has been holding and giving Booker to use. In case you missed the Monster’s Ball Match at Bound for Glory, we have a rematch in a hardcore gauntlet that will see the entry determined by a fan text vote. All of this is going to bring us closer to the Turning Point pay per view in a little more than two weeks. We begin with a video package featuring wrestlers and a lot of rain. Over the six years of the company, things have grown until tonight where they are in Las Vegas. We are in HD tonight.
We are live from Las Vegas, Nevada and your announcers are Don ‘HD’ West and Mike ‘Home Sweet Home’ Tenay.
Match Number One: Velvet Sky with Kip James and Angelina Love versus Christy Hemme Christy with a spear and punches to Velvet and the referee pulls her off. Christy with forearms and the ref pulls her off again. Christy with a monkey flip and Kip gets on the apron. Angelina sprays Christy in the face and Velvet with a clothesline and she slams Christy’s head into the mat. Velvet tosses Christy by the hair and then she steps on Christy’s hair as she pulls her up. Velvet with a chop and then it is time to slam Christy’s head into the turnbuckles. Velvet is tossed to the mat and then she misses a charge. Christy with a clothesline and elbow followed by a flying double sledge. Christy avoids a clothesline followed by a kick to the midsection and a kick to the head. Christy pulls Velvet to the mat. Kip tries to interfere but Christy knocks him off the apron. Christy with the leg drop from the turnbuckles for the three count. Winner: Christy Hemme
We go to Don and Mike at ringside. They run down the card for tonight’s show.
TO THE BACK where Jeremy Borash is in the high roller lounge with Kurt Angle. Jeremy talks about the call he received from Kurt Angle to meet with Kurt so he can out announce Mick Foley. Kurt Angle says that after hearing Mick and Jarrett talk about their big announcement and ride off into the sunset. He had to make a decision that would change the face of wrestling forever. Kurt says that he called some very important people. By midnight, the deal was done. Booker and Sharmell are on the other side of the room and Booker says that they are here with the best of the best. Booker talks about the lions in his home country. Booker says that they want respect from now on. Kevin Nash is at the end of the couch. He says that he walked away because he had nothing to accomplish. Nash says that the business is about money, power, and respect. Nash says that Joe gave him and Scott Hall no respect. Nash says that he has always taken this as a business, but Joe made it personal. Borash says that the three of them together are icons and legends, but the odds are against them. Angle says that this business was built on honor, dignity and respect. Booker yells out respect for the fourth or fifth time. Angle says that he is not going to go into the battle with a stick, he is going to go into it with heavy artillery. We see the final member of the group, and it is Sting, at least without his makeup. Sting asks why Jeremy should be surprised. They tried individually and the nice way to get some respect. Booker says respect again. Sting says that they have given seventy-five years combined for this business. They asked nicely, but there will be no more asking. There will be demanding. Angle toasts the ‘Main Event Mafia’.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is outside. She says that she is waiting for Mick Foley to arrive. A Volkswagen arrives and Mick emerges. She asks Mick about the announcement. Mick says the announcement is bigger than Jeff said. Mick goes in without telling Lauren anything.
It is one fourth of the Main Event Mafia as Booker T and Sharmell come out to the ring with the Main Event Briefcase. Booker tanks everyone. He says that the time has come to share the ting that will change the landscape of TNA. It is the one thing that will immortalize Booker forever. He opens the briefcase and it is a sack with a title belt. Booker says that it is the TNA Legends Championship. He says the title belongs to him and him alone.
Christian Cage comes out and he has mic. He tells Booker that when he hears the word legend, it has a few meanings. A legend is not someone who looks like a second rate Little John impersonator with a ridiculous accent. A legend is someone whose career and track record commands respect. Christian says that Booker has the career and track record, but he does not have the respect. Christian says that he comes out with a title that he just invented and did not beat anybody for. He says that Booker expects everyone to respect that.
Booker tells Christian that he did not come out to cause any trouble. Booker tells Christian that tonight is a celebration and a big ting. Tonight was not about him, it was about Christian. In his country, Christian is a legend. Christian should join the Main Event Mafia. Christian tells Booker that he appreciates the offer but he does not accept the offer. Christian suggests that Booker wrestle someone for the Legend’s title. Why not wrestle him for the title at Turning Point. Christian says that he does not want or need the title. He knows that when he beats Booker, it will piss him off. Christian says that they call that a challenge in his country.
Booker tells Christian that he is right. Booker says that Christian deserves a title shot. The match is on for Turning Point. When he wins, Christian will have to join the Main Event Mafia, with no questions.
TO THE BACK with Lauren who is interviewing Abyss and Matt Morgan. Lauren gives us a long disposition of the match. Matt says there will only be one of them tonight going to the ring. Morgan tells Abyss he is not going to the ring because of what happened at Bound for Glory. Abyss suffered third degree burns over ten percent of his body. Matt won’t let Abyss go to the ring. He says that he is a bad friend because he put Abyss in that position. Abyss says that Matt is his dearest friend. Abyss says that he talked to his therapist and he was told that he needs to made decisions for himself. Abyss talks about the burnt skin and he says that it will heal. Abyss tells Matt that they need to deal with the tag match and Kurt Angle.
Matt Morgan yells at Abyss and tells him that he has everything under control and Abyss better not go near the ring. Abyss says that he needs to do something about Kurt because Matt is his best friend.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash is with Jeff Jarrett in his suite. Jeremy asks Jeff about the big announcement. Jeff says that he is not going to spoil it for Mick and Mick will make the announcement. Jeremy asks Jeff if he will wrestle Kurt at Turning Point. Jeff says that he will not be coaxed into the ring again. Jeremy is teased again.
Match Number Two: Jay Lethal versus Sheik Abdul Bashir for the X Division Title Bashir attacks Lethal before the bell rings and he hits a belly-to-back suplex and then he poses. Bashir punches Lethal followed by a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Lethal with a head scissors and drop kick that sends Bashir to the floor. Lethal with a suicide dive and Bashir goes into the announce table. Lethal rolls Bashir back into the ring and Lethal misses the elbow drop from the top turnbuckle. Bashir with a DDT for a three count. Winner: Sheik Abdul Bashir
TO THE BACK where Lauren is with Samoa Joe and A.J. Styles. A.J. says that is appears where there were two, there are now four. A.J. talks about how TNA came to people like him, Joe, Low Ki, and Christopher Daniels six years ago about coming to this company. Things have disintegrated. A.J. says that this is about TNA. Joe calls Nash a scumbag and he tells Nash to look at what he created. He says that Frankenstein is coming home. Joe says that since Nash took his title, he is going to take away his career. Joe does not care who he has to go through. We go to commercial.
We are back and we go to the back and Rhino is telling Sheik Abdul Bashir that he is sick of the political comments coming from him. Rhino says that he is challenging Bashir and he will deport him. Bashir with a kick to the groin and then he hits Rhino with the mic before choking him. Bashir drops a light on Rhino while Lauren screams and checks on Rhino.
Match Number Three: Hardcore Gauntlet The first two participants are James Storm with Jacqueline and Brother Ray. Storm attacks Ray as he enters the ring but Ray with a chop. Ray with another chop followed by a hip toss and clothesline and slam. Ray sends Storm to the apron but he is able to get back into the ring because the next man is Robert Roode and he takes the attention of Ray. Storm and Roode double team Ray. Ray charges into a boot and then gets an enzuigiri from Storm and a leap frog neck breaker from Roode. Ray and Storm with a double suplex.
The fourth man is Devon. Devon punches Storm and Roode. Devon with a flying shoulder tackle to Roode and a neck breaker to Storm. Storm misses a charge and Devon with a flying clothesline. Team 3D with a side slam and leg drop combination.
Hernandez is out next and he hits a slingshot shoulder block on Team 3D. Hernandez with a shoulder tackle to Roode. Hernandez catches Roode off the turnbuckles and hits a power bomb. Hernandez punches Devon and Ray hits him from behind. They set for the Doomsday Device and hit it on Hernandez.
Out next is Homicide. Homicide with a double missile drop kick to Team 3D. Devon charges into a boot and Homicide hits a tornado DDT. Homicide misses a charge and Homicide hits a rana from the top. Homicide with a back elbow to Devon.
Out next is Matt Morgan. Matt with a clothesline to Storm and a boot to Roode. Morgan with a fallaway slam to Homicide and Homicide is then eliminated followed by Devon. Hernandez charges at Morgan and Morgan eliminates Hernandez. Morgan punches Ray and Roode.
The final participant comes out and it is Abyss. Morgan yells at Abyss to stay out and Morgan is eliminated by Roode and Ray. Storm and Roode attack Abyss outside the ring.
The weapon of choice is tables.
Ray tells Devon to get the tables. Devon also has some lighter fluid while Abyss fights with Storm and Roode. Abyss comes into the ring and he punches Ray and Devon. Abyss picks up a lighter. Devon hits Abyss with a low blow and Abyss is eliminated.
It is time for the match beyond the gauntlet between Team 3D and the tag team champions. All four men fight. Roode tries for a suplex through the table, but Devon escapes the hold. They hit the 3D on Roode and Jackie pulls the referee out. Storm spits beer in Devon’s face and he gets the three count. Winners: James Storm and Robert Roode
We go to commercial.
We are back and Don and Mike talk about what is still to come. Mike talks about Kurt Angle’s attempt to one up Mick Foley.
Speaking of Kurt Angle, he walks to the ring. Kurt says that tonight is a historical night because of the birth of the Main Event Mafia. They are a group of special people who will change the face of wrestling. Angle tells Jeff Jarrett that he has not forgotten about him. Angle says that he does not give a damn about Foley’s announcement because he will get his hands on Jarrett. Angle threatens to visit Jarrett’s kids and he does not give a s***. Angle wants Jarrett to come out.
Jarrett comes to the ring. Jarrett says that it is over and there is no reason for him to be in the ring because of the talent roster. Jarrett is going to pass the torch, and Angle should think about doing the same. Jarrett talks about some of the wrestlers this is about and Angle cuts Jarrett off. He says that TNA is about him because he is the greatest. He only cares about whooping Jeff’s ass tonight. Jarrett tells Angle that he is going to take no for an answer. Jarrett says that there is a locker room of people who want to have a match with him. There is also someone standing behind him.
Abyss punches Angle and then he gets Angle by the throat but Angle with a kick to the legs. Abyss tries for the Black Hole Slam, but Angle gets out of the hold.
We go to commercial with Mick Foley in the back looking at memorabilia.
We are back and Awesome Kong and Raisha Saeed are with Lauren. Saeed tells Lauren to be quiet. Saeed says that Kong is sick and tired of Taylor Wilde and she wants new blood. After tonight, Kong will never face Taylor again and she will get the TNA Women’s title. Tonight will not be Taylor’s last match with Kong, but her last match ever.
Jeremy is with Taylor Wilde and Jeremy asks for her response. Taylor says that she can only go out and do what she has been doing. She knows what Kong is capable of. Taylor reminds Jeremy that she is the champion. If Kong wants to beat her, she will have to end her career.
Match Number Four: Awesome Kong with Raisha Saeed versus Taylor Wilde for the TNA Women’s Title Taylor with a kick and forearm but then she runs into the wall known as Kong. Kong misses a splash and Taylor goes up top for a drop kick but Kong with a clothesline for a two count. Kong tosses Taylor across the ring and then chokes her in the corner. Kong with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Kong with a choke slam to Taylor for a two count. Kong tries for an Awesome Bomb but Wilde with an X Factor. Wilde with two drop kicks and Kong stays up. Taylor hits a missile drop kick for a two count. Taylor with a rana for another two count. Saeed trips Wilde but Wilde punches Saeed. Kong grabs Taylor and it is Awesome Bomb time and she gets the three count. Winner: Awesome Kong
We see the Main Event Mafia in the back as Sting and Nash get ready for their match. We go to commercial.
We are back and Nick Bockwinkel is in the crowd.
Match Number Five: Sting and Kevin Nash versus Samoa Joe and A.J. Styles A.J. and Nash start thing off and Styles with punches to Nash followed by shoulders. Nash with a knee to the midsection. Joe is tagged in and Nash goes to tag in Sting. Joe wants a piece of Nash. Joe slaps Sting and then it is time for punches back and forth. Joe with a running back elbow and Pele kick in the corner. Styles tags in and he kicks A.J. followed by a slam and knee drop. Styles with a discus forearm to Nash on the apron. Styles is able to hit a jawbreaker and Nash with a clothesline as Nash tags back in. We go to commercial.
We are back and Sting tags back in and A.J. tries to punch his way out of trouble. Styles tries for a sunset flip and hits it for a near fall. Styles with a Pele Kick and both men are down. Nash tags in and he cannot stop Joe from making the tag. Joe with punches to the midsection and a Yakuza kick and senton for a near fall. Joe with punches and he tries to get Nash on the turnbuckles. Joe senses Sting is coming at him and he moves as Sting hits the Stinger Splash on Nash. Styles hits a plancha on Sting while Nash hits Joe with the title belt for the three count. Winners: Sting and Kevin Nash
After the match, Styles goes for Nash’s knees and he punches Sting. Joe puts Nash in the choke while Styles punches Sting. Angle and Booker come out and Booker hits Styles with the red belt. Angle punches Joe while Booker kicks Styles. Styles and Joe are bleeding and Angle with a European uppercut on Styles.
Mick Foley is still walking as he finally might have made his way the part of the Hard Rock where the show is being taped as we go to commercial.
We are back and Mick Foley makes his way to the ring. Mick says that it is time for a major declaration here on TNA. Mick wants to take everyone behind closed doors to the meeting he had with Jeff Jarrett. Mick and Jeff talked about how much money he has made in the business. Mick says that Jeff asked him about the rumors that Mick was the cheapest and most frugal wrestler ever to lace up the boots. Mick says that there is not a lot for hair styling or wardrobe. Jeff tells Mick if he made a lot of money, he probably didn’t spend any of it. Mick says that Jeff suggested an investment.
Mick is interrupted by Kurt Angle who is joined by Booker, Sting, and Nash; but Angle tells them to stay back. Foley says that Angle screwed up the big declaration. Angle says that he heard Foley talking derisively about him. Angle with a headbutt to Foley and then he asks Foley if it is funny. Angle says that he doesn’t hear anyone laughing. Foley says that it is kind of funny because Foley asks Angle if Jeff was giving to give him some stock tips. He wanted to know if Foley wanted to make an investment in TNA. Foley says that he is a major shareholder in TNA. Kurt Angle just head butted his new boss. Foley with a cheap pop as only he can. The first thing that Foley is going to say to Angle as his boss is ‘You’rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre free’ to work here if he wants to. Foley says that he believes in all of the fans and all of the people in the back. He believes in the guys who made TNA something. Foley asks Kurt if he remembers what it was like when something major was going to happen when they were in the WWE. They were there when they saw the business explode. They are on the verge of being involved in something big. Foley asks Kurt if he wants to be a part of history . . . or history.
On the huge live "iMPACT!" from Las Vegas, Booker T unveiled the newest title in Total Nonstop Action, the TNA "Legends Championship".
According to Booker, he is introducing the gold as his own personal title, as it signifies the fanfare that is his and that he rightfully deserves (according to Booker!).
Booker's new title joins the TNA World Heavyweight Championship (currently held by Sting), the X Division Championship (held by Sheik Abdul Bashir), the TNA World Tag Team Championship (held by Beer Money, Inc) and the TNA Knockout Women's Championship (held by Awesome Kong).
Will Booker defend the gold against "The Instant Classic" Christian Cage at the "Turning Point" Pay-Per-View on Sunday, November 9? Cage made the challenge on the live broadcast, but in turn Booker said that if Cage lost, he would have to join The Main Event Mafia! However, Cage didn't respond - but just smiled and walked off! According to sources, Cage has promised to answer the open challenge next Thursday on "iMPACT!"
TNAwrestling.com is offering fans an up-close look at the new TNA "Legends Championship" with the below photos:
Cryme Tyme's Shad posted an explicit rant on his MySpace account regarding John Morrison and The Miz. Here is what he wrote: "Ok, I don't want to sound mad and I don't want to sound angry. So im going to say this as nice as possible. **** John Morrison! **** THE MIZ! These 2 jackasses are the most egotistical, arrogant dumb f*** I have ever met. This has gone from fun and games to some gangster shit. I'm not some gimmick wwe put o paper. I'm a real thug and will **** those 2 **** up in a heartbeat. Morrison is just mad that I took his girl back in the day when we were in OVW. And Miz you're just a bitch. B...I…T..C..H. WHORAAA! BITCH!"
Mick Foley was featured in a lengthy interview conducted by Newsday.com blogger Alfonso Castillo. Foley talks about a number of topics, including Vince Russo, working with Sting again, whether he'd do commentary in TNA and more. Here are some highlights:
Does jumping to TNA hurt his WWE Hall of Fame chances? Foley said: "I’ve had the advantage of having a lot of closure to my career," Foley said. "I had the book that kind of summed up all my experiences. And I’m recognized and seemingly appreciated on a daily basis by fans. So I’m not in need of healing, which is what the entry to the Hall of Fame seems to be for a lot of guys. So, although I would be flattered to one day be asked, in no way am I looking at inclusion in the WWE Hall of Fame as necessary to complete my career."
The stiff chairshot he took from Kurt Angle and being criticized for taking unnecessary risks. Foley said: "I didn’t know that Kurt was going to be quite that angry," he said. "That’s probably Jeff Jarrett’s statement that I was the greatest acquisition in TNA history showing itself. But, you know, I can take a shot here and there. I guess, from what my kids said, my wife was a little concerned. But you know, hey, people are going to be critical of anything. There’s a certain number of people who are critical of anything that anybody does in wrestling. So I’m pretty comfortable with that decision."
Nash turned down major WWE angle to stay in TNA Posted by Randy Gordon on 10/23/2008 at 03:48 PM
Kevin Nash was interviewed by Dr. Keith Lopinski this week and said he was 99.9 percent sure he would return to WWE to finish up his career. However, his wife talked him into staying in TNA because of his age, physical condition, and the travel schedule.
Nash told Lipinski, "My wife looked at me and said, 'Why would you want to go back on the road when we live in Florida, you are ninety minutes away from work five days a month?"
Nash's wife, who sat in on the interview, added: "If you do go on the road it's only a couple days a month. You're home, you saved your money, you're beat up, I just can't see you going on the road being on the road and doing 12-14 days a month with say Batista or someone like that working every night. I don't see how you are going to last."
Nash says his wife pointed out that TNA wrestlers know his current limitations and they would take care of him in the ring, but it wouldn't be like that in WWE. Nash argued that he would have some big WrestleMania paydays in his future if he went back to WWE, but his wife replied that she was with him through five Manias and he was miserable throughout.
Nash had even spoken Shawn Michaels about a potential storyline they would work in WWE, but his wife intervened at that point. "I talked with Shawn and we were trying to work out some storyline things of what we wanted to do," he said. However, WWE wanted Nash to dye his hair and his wife said he would be the biggest sell-out of all-time if he did that. "I'm sure if I died my hair, I'd look younger, but at the same time if God intended me to have pigment in my hair, I'd have pigment in my hair. This is how I'm supposed to look. It's going to be gun metal gray in high definition."
Two fired WWE wrestlers getting another chance source: PWInsider.com
Following WWE's recent evaluation of Ohio Valley Wrestling talent, in addition to Gavin Garrison, the company has signed Chris Cage and Ryan "Ryback" Reeves to developmental contracts. Both individuals were former WWE developmental wrestlers. Cage was considered a strong prospect by WWE, and was close to being called up in a tag team with The Miz in spring 2006, but he was hospitalized following an incident at a spring break resort (where they were shooting vignettes) and he was let go from his contract. Reeves was dropped from his developmental contract during a massive purge of talent in January 2007. In the meantime, he didn't work too many wrestling shows other than some shots in Ohio Valley Wrestling in the past year. He is the first wrestler to be brought back with a strike on his record as he violated WWE's drug testing policy in the summer of 2006 -- and was suspended for 30 days as a result. The previous strike is still being held against him. For people unfamiliar with Reeves, he was a contestant in the Tough Enough contest held in late 2004. WWE signed him to a developmental contract in 2005, and he lasted approximately a year and half before being let go.
Jack Swagger def. Brett Badery Shad def. The Miz (Disqualification) Evan Bourne def. Mark Henry and Finlay (Triple Threat Match)
LAREDO, Texas – With Cyber Sunday – and the battle for the ECW Championship just days away – it was young star, Evan Bourne, who outshined his fellow challengers in a Triple Threat Match. WATCH all of the action now in the ECW Quick Cut and check out WWE.com’s exclusive ringside PHOTOS.
Evan Bourne def. Mark Henry and Finlay (Triple Threat Match) (WATCH) (PHOTOS) In a battle pitting all three potential challengers for the ECW Championship at Cyber Sunday against each other, Mark Henry was firmly in control from the start. However, Finlay shook things up when he bashed Henry with his shillelagh. Evan Bourne capitalized by knocking Finlay to the canvas after leaping from the ropes. Then, with both the Belfast Brawler and World’s Strongest Man down, Bourne took to the ropes again and hit Henry with a Shooting Star Press to pick up the biggest win of his career. Choose ECW Champion Matt Hardy's Cyber Sunday challenger.
Shad def. The Miz (Disqualification) (PHOTOS) Despite Shad's brute force and size advantage over The Miz, "The Dirt Sheet" host held his own against his "Word Up" nemesis. However, when The Miz’s co-host, John Morrison, kicked Shad in the back, the referee immediately called for the bell and ruled the match a disqualification. "The Dirt Sheet" could face “Word Up” in a Cyber Sunday Tag Team Match if the WWE Universe chooses the encounter among three potential matches. Cast your Cyber Sunday vote.
Jack Swagger def. Brett Badery (PHOTOS) Using killer instinct, “The All-American American” Jack Swagger dominated Brett Badery, finishing off the young upstart with a brutal gutwrench powerbomb. After the match, WWE’s Todd Grisham asked Swagger what he would do the next time he collided with ECW Original Tommy Dreamer. Swagger sarcastically replied, “Tommy who?” and sauntered out of the ring.
One of the reasons WWE brought Tony Atlas in was not so much to mentor Mark Henry, but to be a good influence on him on the road. Henry often traveled alone and was said to never be a healthy eater. WWE officials were concerned about his weight because when he gets too heavy, he becomes immobile. Atlas, who is in his early 50s, is in fantastic shape due to his strict training schedule and healthy eating habits. By making Atlas his traveling partner, the feeling is he'll keep Henry's weight, eating habits and conditioning under control.
New information has surfaced concerning the sudden release of WWE Raw superstar Lance Cade last week. According to a new report released by Jason Powell of prowrestling.net, abuse of prescription drugs appeared to be a major catalyst for the seizure Cade had during a flight with colleague Lillian Garcia. Generally, WWE would suspend wrestlers who are found abusing prescription drugs for 30-60 days, however, considering the abuse in Cade's case resulted in a potentially life threatening seizure, they decided to terminate his contract as they felt the situation was much more grave than any others they have dealt with in the past.
Following the seizure, Lillian Garcia informed flight attendants that Cade was a professional wrestler, and he was rushed to a hospital as soon as the plane landed. He was reportedly still incoherent while at the hospital, and the medical staff ran a battery of tests to determine if the injury was athletic as opposed to drug related. Of course this report is now indicating that drug abuse may have played a key factor in this potentially deadly seizure.
This week’s episode of WWE Monday Night RAW pulled a 2.9 cable rating, down from last week’s 3.1. The show’s first hour did a 2.94 and the second hour dropped down to a 2.92, meaning the lead-in show for Cyber Sunday dropped in viewership as it went on.
WWE management can’t blame Monday Night Football this time around, as the New England Patriots blowing out the Denver Broncos only did a 8.2 cable rating, below normal and down from last week.
The Figure Four Weekly Newsletter is now reporting that The Honky Tonk Man has told friends he still plans to show up at WWE's Cyber Sunday PPV this weekend in Phoenix, AZ. It was reported last week that it was unsure if he could wrestle, but the belief is that if he is voted in that WWE could work around it.
Press Release: WWEKIDS.COM Blasts Off Posted by Randy Gordon on 10/21/2008 at 02:36 PM
WWEKIDS.COM Blasts Off
STAMFORD, Conn., October 20, 2008 –World Wrestling Entertainment® is proud to introduce “WWEKIDS.COM,” an exciting new website for young fans. Bursting at the seams with exclusive activities, videos and age-appropriate content – the site delivers fun, fresh and entertaining information targeted to the 6 - 14 year-old audience.
WWEKIDS.COM allows kids to connect with their favorite Superstars - through a site specifically designed for them. "It's a great way to introduce young fans to the WWE® Universe and allows them to interact with their favorite Superstars in ways they never have before. The “Play” area of the site is filled with dozens of custom WWE interactive applications – like “You Can See Cena®” while “Kids TV” features hundreds of videos", said Tony Romando Vice President, Editorial Director. Add to that incredible audio and awesome Superstar profiles and you have WWEKIDS.COM.
“The site launch will be supported by a comprehensive cross-platform marketing blitz, including: promotion on WWE TV programming, WWE.COM and WWE magazines”, said Bob Lee Vice President, Publishing Director.WWEKIDS.com will appeal to the more than 2.6 million young fans, ages 6-14, who tune in each week to our top-rated national television programs. This initiative is a brand extension to the recently launched, WWE Kids Magazine. Launched in April, WWE Kids Magazine has already proven to be a true player in the children’s print space - securing retail distribution at Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and other leading retailers.
The WWE youth endeavor, including WWEKIDS.COM, WWE Kids magazine, and our new master toy license with Mattel, beginning in 2010, is all part of World Wrestling Entertainment®’scommitment to provide its young audience with new, fun, age-appropriate content.
ECW wrestler John Morrison posted a long blog on the WWE Universe site blasting Cryme Tyme. Morrison wrote: "It’s no wonder that Crime Time has never earned any sort of championship in the WWE. They are a pile of stale ideas that will never amount to anything more than blurry reflections of society’s interpretation of what “gangstas” or “thugs” should be. Crime Time and the people that cheer for them are superficial and shallow; things they don’t understand they call “gay.” Other things that Crime Time doesn’t understand include politics, women, and basic hygiene. Are politics, women, and hygiene gay?... By the way Shad smells like hot garbage." The blog features several more insults directed towards Cryme Tyme.
Batista outlasted Chris Jericho in a Gauntlet Match The Miz & John Morrison def. CM Punk & Kofi Kingston Rey Mysterio def. Snitsky JBL def. “Stone Cold” Steve Haas-tin Kelly Kelly & Candice Michelle def. Jillian & Katie Lea Burchill
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – With less than a week to go before Cyber Sunday, Monday Night Raw came roaring into the Lone Star State, with WWE Superstars battling it out leading up to the one day of the year where you, our fans of the WWE Universe, are in control. Before they face off on Sunday with a referee of the WWE Universe’s choosing, the two ring warriors with the most at stake, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho and No. 1 contender Batista, were forced to run the Gauntlet, facing the same three opponents in another Adamle Original. WATCH all of the action now in the Raw Quick Cut and check out WWE.com’s exclusive ringside PHOTOS.
Batista outlasted Chris Jericho in a Gauntlet Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) For the first time ever, World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho and Batista were forced to take turns competing against the same three impressive athletes in a Gauntlet Match as the other ring warrior stood in the opposite corner. The Animal was the first one up, defeating the Brawling Brit, William Regal. Not letting the No. 1 contender show him up, Jericho defeated a weakened Regal, and competed first in the next round.
The next challenger was a decidedly larger one: former ECW Champion Mark Henry. Chris Jericho hit the World’s Strongest Man with his title, losing the match by disqualification. While Henry recovered from the blow, Batista took advantage, pinning the behemoth. The third and final hurdle in the Gauntlet Match was none other than the Big Red Monster, Kane. After an impressive performance, Jericho was overpowered by the Big Red Monster. But Batista quickly stepped in, defeating the 7-footer, and boasting to the battered World Heavyweight Champion, just days before their match at Cyber Sunday, where the WWE Universe will decide who will officiate the contest. Vote now!
Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase & Manu assaulted Cryme Tyme (PHOTOS) Though World Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase and Cryme Tyme both have a chance to compete in the Pick the Tag Team Match at Cyber Sunday, they were set to battle one another on Raw. Before the match could even begin, however, the champions, along with fellow second-generation Superstar Manu, assaulted their opponents. They proceeded to brutalize Shad & JTG, after which Manu raised Rhodes & DiBiase’s hands in a show of their ruthless strength and ability. Vote now!
Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella and Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix attacked “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan (PHOTOS | WATCH) Intercontinental Champion Santino Marella came out to the ring accompanied as usual by Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix, but the Italian Superstar was oddly attired in a mix of clothing representative of the three former Intercontinental Champions he could potentially face at Cyber Sunday: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Goldust and Honky Tonk Man. After degrading the three ring legends, Marella was interrupted by the fan-favorite entrance of “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, incensed by the Intercontinental Champion’s lack of respect. After Duggan suggested that the Italian Superstar wouldn’t have his title if not for his girlfriend, Beth Phoenix, Marella clobbered him in the head with the guitar he brought to the ring in imitation of Honky Tonk Man. Vote now!
The Miz & John Morrison def. CM Punk & Kofi Kingston (PHOTOS) Both CM Punk & Kofi Kingston and ECW’s The Miz & John Morrison had a chance on Raw to show the WWE Universe why they should be the ones to compete in the Pick the Tag Team Match at Cyber Sunday. It was the self-proclaimed “chick magnet” and the Shaman of Sexy that proved themselves, however, as The Miz managed to pin former World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk. Vote now!
Rey Mysterio def. Snitsky (PHOTOS) Though he will be facing Kane at Cyber Sunday in a match type of the WWE Universe’s choosing, Rey Mysterio faced another monstrous Superstar, Snitsky. In spite of some vicious pre-match threats from the yellow-toothed ogre, Mysterio proved why he is the Biggest Little Man in WWE, cutting Snitsky down to size. Vote now!
JBL def. “Stone Cold” Steve Haas-tin (PHOTOS | WATCH) Continuing his string of Superstar impersonations in the Texas Rattlesnake’s home state, Charlie Haas interrupted JBL’s pompous rantings dressed as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin himself. Haas-tin paid homage to Stone Cold’s legendary mic skills and promptly began his slobberknocker of a match against the self-made millionaire. JBL was able to turn things around, however, defeating the disguised Haas.
Raw GM Mike Adamle announced a Gauntlet Match between World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho and Batista; Jericho attacked The Animal (PHOTOS) World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho came to the Raw ring with his characteristic cockiness and demanded that the WWE Universe give him the respect he believes he deserves for winning the first-ever World Heavyweight Championship Scramble as well as his recent defenses of his title. He was interrupted by his Cyber Sunday opponent, Batista, declaring that Jericho has to earn respect. Before their confrontation could escalate, however, Raw General Manager Mike Adamle emerged with an opportunity for both men to gain respect: Another Adamle Original, a Gauntlet Match in which each ring warrior will face the same three opponents of the GM’s choosing. After receiving the brief explanation, the World Heavyweight Champion slapped Batista before retreating to the locker room area.
Kelly Kelly & Candice Michelle def. Jillian & Katie Lea Burchill (PHOTOS) Jillian attempted to open Raw in a rather painful manner, with her excruciating rendition of Willie Nelson’s “Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys.” Luckily, Jillian & Katie Lea Burchill’s opponents for the night, Kelly Kelly & Candice Michelle, were standing by to rescue the WWE Universe from the tone-deaf songstress’ screeching. Kelly interrupted Jillian’s solo, and even went on to pin the Diva for the win.
Elijah Burke, who hasn't been seen on television since late May, posted the following note on his official website (www.TheElijahExpress.com}: "But fear not! Just know that, "MY COMEBACK SHALL BE GREATER THAN MY SETBACK!" ~ YOUR Pope has Spoken!" Burke also posted blogs on TMZ, O.J. Simpson, Kimbo Slice getting knocked out, and more. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported a few weeks ago that he was one of the many residents of Texas without power for weeks due to the effects of Hurricane Ike.
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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