Edge def. Kung Fu Naki Maria def. Divas Champion Michelle McCool (Non-Title Match) Hurricane Helms def. MVP Triple H & Jeff Hardy def. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder; The Miz & John Morrison def. Triple H & Jeff Hardy (Count-out) (Tag Team Gauntlet Match) ECW Champion Matt Hardy vs. Chavo Guerrero (No contest) (Non-Title) Undertaker def. Big Show (Steel Cage Match)
ALBANY, N.Y. – Two of the most powerful forces on SmackDown battled it out inside an unforgiving steel cage while reluctant Armageddon opponents were forced to join together to run the Gauntlet. (WATCH SMACKDOWN QUICK CUT)
Undertaker def. Big Show (Steel Cage Match) (PHOTOS) Undertaker overcame Big Show in a brutal Steel Cage Match main event, making him tap out to the vicious Hell’s Gate. After coming back from The World’s Largest Athlete’s devastating knockout punch, Undertaker slipped Big Show into the dreaded submission hold for his stunning triumph in the middle of the ring.
WWE Champion Edge def. Kung Fu Naki (PHOTOS) Newly crowned WWE Champion Edge started the night off, hitting Kung Fu Naki with the spear to win his first match since returning to SmackDown. Afterward, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero announced that since Edge had competed, it was only fair that Triple H and Jeff Hardy – the Rated-R Superstar’s Triple Threat Match opponents at Armageddon – should have to compete as well. She said the two would pair up in a Tag Team Gauntlet Match, facing one tag team after another until they lost.
Triple H & Jeff Hardy def. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder; The Miz & John Morrison def. Triple H & Jeff Hardy (Count-out) (Tag Team Gauntlet Match) (PHOTOS) The Game & Jeff Hardy came into the Tag Team Gauntlet Match as unwilling partners, trying to outdo each other from the start as they battled their perpetual opposition. They first defeated former WWE Tag Team Champions Hawkins & Ryder. The King of Kings hit Ryder with the Pedigree, but, as he went for the pin, Hardy decided to deliver the Twist of Fate, nearly hitting his partner in the process. Triple H went on to get the pinfall while Hardy repelled Hawkins.
With the two nearly coming to blows, Miz & Morrison emerged as their next tag team opponents. However, when the Charismatic Enigma took down The Game while leaping onto his opponents outside the ring, the two began unloading on each other – creating an explosive brawl that allowed "The Dirt Sheet” co-stars to earn an easy victory by count-out.
Maria def. Divas Champion Michelle McCool (Non-Title Match) (PHOTOS) Maria scored an upset victory over Michelle McCool, ducking the Divas Champion’s mighty round kick before rolling her up for the quick win. With her victory, has Maria earned herself another chance at Michelle’s title?
Hurricane Helms def. Montel Vontavious Porter (WATCH | PHOTOS) After weeks of popping in for comments during various matches, Hurricane Helms finally returned to SmackDown, defeating MVP by connecting with the Shining Wizard. And with the returning Helms providing the Ballin’ Superstar with another loss, MVP once again took home the losing end of the purse.
ECW Champion Matt Hardy vs. Chavo Guerrero (No Contest) (Non-title) (PHOTOS) An intense match of skill between the self-proclaimed "Mexican Warrior" and the ECW Champion turned into anarchy when Vladimir Kozlov suddenly entered the ring, attacking Hardy in retribution for costing the Moscow Mauler his title opportunity at Armageddon on SmackDown last week.
The Great Khali's Holiday Kiss Cam (Watch | PHOTOS) The Great Khali rang in the holiday cheer with a little help from Ranjin Singh, who called out “Santa’s Little Helper” Eve to deck the Punjabi Playboy’s halls with a special holiday kiss.
The son of former WWE Tag Team champ Barry "Demolition Smash" Darsow, Dakota Darsow, has signed a WWE developmental deal and is starting this week with Florida Championship Wrestling. Dakota is 21 years old and had a tryout a few months ago.
As far as other second generation wrestlers are concerned, Taylor Rotunda, the son of Mike Rotunda, nephew of Barry Windham and grandson of Blackjack Mulligan, is training in Florida Championship Wrestling as well.
TNA held a house show in Troy, Ohio last night with the scheduled main event being called off. Rhino was scheduled to wrestle Kurt Angle in the main event, but he had to be taken to the emergency room. The Ohio Athletic Commission took Rhino's blood pressure and it was deemed too high. As a result, the Commission requested Rhino be sent to the ER to be checked out. AJ Styles pulled double duty (he defeated Sheik Abdul Bashir earlier in the show) and replaced Rhino in the match. Styles defeated Angle in the match, but Scott Steiner came out and beat him down afterwards. This lead to Samoa Joe coming down for the save.
TNA Impact on Spike TV December 4, 2008 From Orlando, Fla. Report by Daniel Wilkenfeld of PWTorch.com
Team 3D is in The Front Line's locker room, where an amusing technical glitch makes Brother Ray sound like a helium inhaling 12 year old as he remonstrates the young ones never to end up like the MEM. For some reason, everyone also looks 12 feet tall.
The Main Event Mafia hit the ring. Nash takes the mic first, and compliments Ray and Devon for pulling a fast one last week. He muses that he and Ray have a lot in common—they're both arrogant, a$$holes, and pretty much care only about themselves. They'll lie to anyone and do anything to get what they want. He offers Team 3D 60 seconds to correct their error and join the MEM, or else their death warrants will be officially signed. Ray and Devon come out to what I think is The Front Line's Music. Ray says that they are AJ & Joe's partners at Final Resolution. He acknowledges that they are the bad guys, but not when it comes to doing the right thing. Que? AJ and Joe represent everything that is right about the wrestling business, whereas the MEM represent the opposite. They have stolen from…no, raped…every company they ever worked for. The crowd, to their credit, boos the switch to rape vocabulary. Ray says that he hopes he and Devon never turn into the MEM, cause they broke the code by betraying the boys. If guys like the MEM dominate there won't be any more TNA. Ray calls down "the boys", and the rest of the Front Line go into the crowd. Kurt starts to say something, but Rhino cuts him off on the grounds that he's only one GORE GORE GORE away from unemployment. So is AJ still the President-elect of the Front Line? Rhino calls out Sting, with whom he says he never had a problem till the Stinger picked the wrong side. Ray says that tonight they kick the MEM's a$$. Sabin and Shelley are seen clapping hesitantly.
JB and Not-Crystal are in the back with The Beautiful People, where they make the announcement that TNA mobile is now free. That makes it almost worth the cost. Kip is excited about Sarah Palin's imminent arrival. Velvet Sky: "Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin Sarah Palin." Best. Dialogue. Ever. Velvet Sky reminds the others that they have some business to take care of before the governor's arrival.
We're counting down Angle's top five moments in preparation for the possibility of his retirement after Final Resolution. The first is him unifying all the titles at Hard Justice 2007, making life incredibly difficult for record keepers everywhere.
JB is in Booker T's locker room. He asks why they're cutting a deal with the Beautiful People, and Sharmell answers that it is necessary to keep ODB away from her. Booker then addresses his coming Street Fight with Samoa Joe for the Legends' Championship, muttering incoherently in his weird accent. He then says something about how they used to do things back in the old days, and suddenly busts out his old Booker T style ranting. I never expected to be so happy to hear that.
(1) BOOKER T (w/SHARMELL) defeats SAMOA JOE
I kind of like opening with a title bout. The crowd chants for Booker, I assume in appreciation of his dropping the crazy accent. They lock up, and Joe takes control with some Knife-Edged Chops. Booker creates some space by rolling to the outside, but Joe follows him out. Joe tosses Booker into the crowd, but walks right into an eye poke that somewhat evens the sides.
Joe is dropping a knee on Booker in the ring as we return. Booker rolls out of the ring, and when Joe tries to follow, Booker slams his head into the ring post and then the steel steps. Booker pounds Joe against the apron and then rolls him back into the ring. He hits a high kick to Joe's head for two. Joe comes up swinging, but runs right into a Spinning Wheel Kick for two. Booker chops Joe in the corner, which is really not a very good strategy. Joe comes back with some chops of his own and a Snap Slam for two. Booker gets up and goes for the Scissors Kick. Sharmell is distracting the referee for no apparent reason, but it turns out to have been a fairly good idea when Joe reverses into a Kokido Clutch. Booker is tapping, but there's no one there to see it. The Beautiful People run down to the ring and spray something in Joe's face, which allows Booker to capitalize for the win.
The MEM, in the back with JB, are happy with the outcome of the last match. Steiner guarantees Sting that they'll preserve his title, then flips out about how Team 3D didn't join their team cause they didn't have enough Ho-Hos in their locker room. Kurt Angle gives us his plan for tonight—he's going to talk to Mick Foley, and then head out to the ring to address Jeff Jarrett.
I just realized that my normal habit of typing who wins the match when it starts and then going back to edit if I'm wrong could lead to embarrassment when doing this in virtual time. Well, that could be fun.
Angle's #4 best moment was his 30 minute title match on International Impact. I can buy that.
Not-Crystal is in the locker room with Samoa Joe. Ray and Devon burst in, and Ray tells Joe to stop moping and get back to the war. Joe's upset because he lost a match? No one wins all their matches. He reminds Joe that Flair is a 16-time world champion, which means he's lost the belt 15 times. (Well, since he's not the current champ presumably he's lost it 16 times.) Similarly, for all Ray brags about being 20-time tag team champions, that means they lost the belts 19 times (again, shouldn't that be 20?). They get Joe riled up, then leave.
Roxxi and Taylor Wilde are on ODB's Angle. ODB is down in the dumps, and it's cause of the potential for a three-on-one assault at Final Resolution. Taylor reminds her that they've been around the block a few times with the "Above Average Looking Blond People", and offers to have their backs. There are some funny lines here, but most of it goes by too fast to catch, and is too dirty to type up anyway.
They run down the card for Final Resolution. Abyss & Matt Morgan got a title shot, and Traci Brooks was somehow able to make the six-woman tag we just heard about thirty seconds ago (maybe ODB's Angle is pre-filmed?).
James Storm and Robert Roode are in the back looking for Abyss. Storm wants to apologize for hitting him with a beer bottle a few weeks back, and says it was all a silly accident. He wants to make it up to him with a drink. Abyss is hesitant, but when they tell him they're regulars at Family Guy's Drunken Clam, he agrees to a drink. He has a shot of whiskey and chases it down with a beer; he doesn't much care for the beer, but he likes the whiskey. Beer Money are glad to share more. You know the one thing that could make Abyss's character more awesome—an alcoholism plot line.
Angle's #3 moment was his announcement at No Surrender 2006 that he'd signed with TNA. It's a good thing none of his top five moments occurred in WWE.
The Beautiful People are standing outside a limo, out of which exits a surprisingly decent Sarah Palin imitator (or a surprisingly awful Sarah Palin).
We see a package of AJ training Christy Hemme to challenge for the Knockouts' Championship. I really hope Christy wins. Yes, I know she has no chance in hell.
(2) AJ STYLES & CHRISTY HEMME defeat AWESOME KONG (w/RAESHA SAEED & RHAKA KHAN) & SCOTT STEINER
AJ and Steiner start things off, and Steiner takes quick control with a Body Slam. Okay, well calling anything Steiner does "quick" is a bit misleading, but you get the idea. He tosses AJ half way across the ring with a Hip Toss. AJ tries to mount a comeback, but runs right into a clothesline. He hits his high drop kick out of nowhere, but before he can capitalize Kong comes in and chops him. AJ tosses Steiner from the ring, and when Kong tries to come over to help AJ and Christy low-bridge her to the apron. AJ seems to be thinking Asai Moonsault, but Kong clotheslines his legs out from under him while Saeed distracts the ref. He rolls back into the ring just in time to eat an elbow from Steiner.
Steiner is still in control when we come back. He tries to toss AJ from the ring, but The Phenomenal One Skins the Cat and comes back with a Back Breaker for two. Steiner tries to hit a clothesline as he gets up, but AJ ducks under and nails a Pele. Steiner makes the tag to Kong, and AJ rolls over to tag in Christy. Christy tries to come off the top rope with a Cross Body Block, Kong catches her, but Christy re-reverses into a choke. Kong knocks her off against the ring post, but Christy keeps Kong at bay with some kicks. Steiner tries to get involved from the outside, but AJ flies out after him with a Cross Body Block. Kong takes control in the ring with her power, but before she nails the Awesome Bomb she gets distracted by AJ getting back into the ring. When she goes back to nail Christy, Christy tries to reverse into a Sunset Flip; Kong tries to hit a Sit Down Splash, but Christy escapes. She runs into AJ, who swings her legs around into Kong, then sets her arm around Kong's neck and spins her for a Tornado DDT and the win.
Kurt Angle encounters Mick Foley in the back. Kurt says that the only reason he's in this mess is cause Foley screwed him at Bound for Glory. Kurt gave him a pass for that, but if he screws him again at Final Resolution Foley will never walk again. Mick doesn't like being intimidated, reminds Kurt who fired the first shot at BFG, and says that he'll just be there to keep the MEM away and keep things one-on-one. Kurt agrees that things should stay one-on-one, and so he'll be bringing someone from outside the MEM to keep an eye on Foley.
Angle's #2 moment is his winning the TNA World Heavyweight Championship for the first time? I don't buy it.
Abyss is getting tipsy in the back. He asks Storm if he really believes Abyss will remain a top guy in this business. They assure him that he will, so long as he hangs with them. He can get anything he wants with their money, and to prove it they have Jackie give him a kiss. He assures Lauren that the kiss meant nothing to him (for those who are curious, she totally deserves a name when they make her put up with the creepy Abyss come-ons)
(3) JAY LETHAL, CONSEQUENCES CREED, & ERIC YOUNG defeat JIMMY RAVE, SONJAY DUTT (w/SOCAL VAL), & SHEIK ABDUL BASHIR
Bashir and Lethal start things off, with Shane Seoul refereeing. Bashir takes a powder right away and joins the commentary team. He says that he won't be in a match with referee Shane and Eric Young. Dutt kisses Val on the floor, so Lethal comes after him with a Suicide Dive. He rolls Sonjay in for a two count, then tags in EY. Young floors Dutt with a series of clotheslines, but gets distracted by Bashir and taken down by Rave. Dutt and Rave hit some quick double-team moves before Dutt begins the prolonged beat down. He uses his wrist tape to choke EY, then tags in Rave, who hits a quick kick to the head for two. Young suddenly dodges a charge in the corner and rolls into a tag to Creed. Things break down, but Creed ends up alone in the ring with Rave, whom he nails with the TKO for the kill. As soon as the match is over, Bashir leaves the announcing table and jumps Young at ringside. EY wards him off though and nails a Hip Toss onto the metal ramp. Bashir flees without his X Division Championship, which EY then holds up in the middle of the ring.
They hype the Feast or Fired Match. Hernandez looks forward to seeing the guy who tries to fire him. Shelley and Sabin crack wise.
JB is in the MEM locker room with Sting, who wisely demurs from commenting on AJ's relation to his father. He says that at Final Resolution he'll be backed by people he's known for twenty years, and tonight he won't let Rhino keep him from finishing what he knows needs to be finished.
The #1 moment of Kurt Angle's career was his formation of The Main Event Mafia.
The Beautiful People are in Booker T's locker room, explaining how this will be theirs after they help Sharmell win at Final Resolution. Kip seems disgusted to have anything to do with this segment. I never thought there would be a segment beneath Cute Kip. Booker T enters in a towel, and he's not happy to have company. He takes Cute Kip aside and, slipping back into his standard Booker T voice, tells him to get the "two blond bimbos and the yak" out of his locker room.
On this week's edition of Rough Cut Hernandez and Homicide talk about what it's like to be a role model for Latinos everywhere. If he can make it then anyone can make it. If you want to be a ballerina, why not? Latinos come up to them after matches and thank them for representing. Hernandez says their goal is to be the best Latino tag team of all time, which frankly seems like relatively low ambition for a team that's already one of the best in the world.
Abyss gets a call from Matt Morgan, and he wants him to join them for a drink. Storm thinks they've run out of alcohol, but Abyss sees a full bottle. They say it was full, then crack it over Abyss's head. They tell him that he'll never take their titles, and that he should pass the message along to Matt. I'm not quite clear on what they gained from this particular ruse.
We recap Angle-Rhino.
Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring, to which he invites Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett answers the call in 2 seconds, guitar in hand. So does he just stand around by the entrance with a guitar in case anyone calls him out? Kurt says that he just came out to tell Jarrett to enjoy himself tonight. In fact, he wants all of us to celebrate the fact that this could be Kurt's last Impact. The more we celebrate, the more focused Kurt becomes. This is no ordinary focus either. He thought he had been completely focused by the prospect of a gold medal, but that was really just a goal. Now he's found that one thing, his ultimate goal, and that's taking out Jeff Jarrett. When Kurt came to TNA two years ago, Jeff ducked out, so he would never have to face him. Then when Kurt finally did get him at Bound for Glory, Mick Foley screwed him out of the win. That won't happen again at Final Resolution. First Kurt will taste Rhino's blood, and then he'll make sure that Foley can only suck air through a respirator. And then it will be down to Kurt and Jeff. And though Kurt knows about Jeff's three little girls, and how they miss their mother and he misses his wife, he doesn't have any pity. Cause he's going to take Jeff's company, and take his family, cause this is the most out of control he's ever been. That's not cool, and you can actually hear the crowd say "boo". Jeff says the only way Kurt will do what he wants is over Jeff's dead body, which Kurt seems fine with.
Not-Crystal is in the back with Rhino, who heard everything Kurt said, and thinks it's all sick. He broke the code, and took it outside of wrestling to something almost barbaric. So now Rhino does not know what he's going to do to Sting. I didn't quite follow the connection either.
Suicide tells us that this is the end, but, sadly, I don't think he really means it.
JB is in the back with Team 3D, Samoa Joe, & AJ Styles. Brother Ray acknowledges that we've all probably heard enough from him, then hands the mic over to AJ. AJ says that since Joe got here they've been like brothers—it's always been him, Joe, and Christopher Daniels. Didn't Joe used to carry around a towel with Christopher Daniels's blood on it? However, he never thought he'd be teaming with Team 3D. It does go to prove that this isn't about respect though—respect can be earned by doing the right thing, like Team 3D did. JB asks Joe for his thoughts, but he thinks that everything that needs to be said has been.
(4) RHINO defeats STING
Rhino takes the Stinger down with a shoulder block. Sting tries to come back with an Arm Drag, but can't take Rhino off his feet. Instead, Rhino shoves Sting into the corner, pounds on him, then floors him with a Hip Toss. He sets up for the Gore, so Sting wisely rolls to the outside. Rhino follows him, and blasts him into two consecutive barricades. He sets up for another Gore, but Sting sidesteps and Rhino runs headfirst into the steel.
Rhino is awfully close to a full-on crimson mask as Sting pounds his head in the ring. Rhino tries to come back with right hands, but Sting rakes his eyes. Rhino tries it again, and this time gets Sting off his feet with a Flying Clothesline. Kurt Angle runs down to ringside, but AJ Styles has finally figured out that he doesn't have to wait till after the beating is over to come down. Rhino and Sting jockey in the ring; Rhino takes control, but Kurt gets up on the apron and distracts him. Sting locks in the Scorpion Death Lock, but the ref is still busy with Kurt. AJ takes Kurt off the apron, and after Sting goes over to check on the situation he turns around into a GORE! GORE! GORE! for the loss.
Rhino just pinned the TNA World Heavyweight Champion, fairly cleanly. As the show goes off the air, Rhino is holding the belt above his head as the Front Line comes down to the ring to surround him.
Cody Garrett Runnels (Marietta (Georgia), 30 juni 1985) is een Amerikaanse professionele worstelaar die werkt voor World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), beter gekend met zijn worstelnaam Cody Rhodes. Cody worstelt momenteel voor RAW. Runnels is de zoon van Dusty Rhodes en halfbroer van Dustin Rhodes. Hij is getraind door Dusty Rhodes, Al Snow en Barry George.
Kampioenschappen en verwezenlijkingen Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) OVW Heavyweight Championship (1x) OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (2x met Shawn Spears) OVW Television Championship (1x) World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) World Tag Team Championship (1x met Hardcore Holly) en (3x met Ted DiBiase)
Steve Bradley, who worked a number of dark matches for WWE in the late 1990s and early 2000s was found dead this morning in a parking lot across the street from a where he once operated a pro wrestling school in Manchester, New Hampshire. The former WWE developmental wrestler was 32 years old.
Bradley started wrestling in 1991 when he was 15 or 16 years old around the east coast. In late 1998, he signed a developmental contract with WWE and was assigned to their developmental camp at Power Pro Wrestling in Memphis, Tennessee. Kurt Angle was signed at the same time and the two feuded over the Power Pro Wrestling Championship, which was voted "Underrated Feud of the Year" by Pro Wrestling Illustrated. Bradley was actually the first wrestler to defeat Kurt Angle via pinfall.
In 1999, Bradley won the third annual ECWA Super 8 tournament, defeating current TNA wrestler Christopher "Curry Man" Daniels.
During his time under contract to WWE, Bradley worked for the Heartland Wrestling Association, Ohio Valley Wrestling and other promotions affiliated with WWE at the time, including IWA Puerto Rico and Memphis Championship Wrestling. During his time in MCW, Bradley won their heavyweight title, defeating the wrestler now known as R-Truth. Bradley worked a number of dark matches prior to WWE television tapings as well as house shows, but never made the main roster. His work was said to be similar to that of Rob Van Dam, and once he joined WWE in the summer of 2001, Bradley got lost in the shuffle. Bradley was ultimately released by WWE in the summer of 2002 during a talent purge.
Following his release from WWE, Bradley returned to the New England area and opened a wrestling school, Top Rope Wrestling Academy, which was shut down within the past six months.
Bradley dealt with personal issues over the years and was one of the former talents who took up WWE's offer of getting help within the past year.
Joey Styles has a blog on the WWE Universe talking about two unwritten rules regarding the plane ride from the United States to Europe prior to reaching Iraq for the "Tribute to the Troops" tour. According to Styles, the first unwritten rule is "what happens on the plane stays on the plane." Although, Styles broke the first rule by informing readers of the consequences of the second unwritten rule, which is to not sleep on the first leg of the trip to Europe (before they arrived in Iraq, the WWE crew had to stop in Germany). Some of the WWE performers try to hide among the various cargo on the giant C-17 cargo plane the WWE crew takes to Iraq in order to get some sleep, but Styles said ring announcer Lilian Garcia broke the no-sleep rule and was caught in the act. "Lilian was unfortunately and unceremoniously awakened by a bucket of ice water being poured over her head," Styles wrote. "As JBL said, 'She looked so hot, we had to cool her off.'" Styles said JBL was not behind the ice bucket wake-up call, and that he will not reveal the actual person behind the "heinous act." However, Styles said "pirated video footage" may appear on John Morrison and The Miz's "Dirt Sheet" on WWE.com.
United States President George W. Bush taped a one minute 30 second video message praising WWE for their Tribute to the Troops special. "I'm proud to join World Wrestling Entertainment in honoring the greatest fighting force on the face of this Earth, the men and women of the United States military," said Bush in his opening remarks. The message then continues to talk about the sacrifices of the military and how grateful everyone should be for their work. "I also appreciate the talent and performers and WWE personnel for supporting our troops. Over the past eight years, they have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to our men and women in uniform. WWE Superstars has bolstered morale at military hospitals, help send care packages to our soldiers overseas and supported our military families. The WWE offers free tickets to their shows for military personnel in the States. It does all this and more," added Bush in his video message. This message will be airing before the Tribute to the Troops show starts on NBC which is on December 20 at 9PM EST. (thanks to Colin Vassallo)
Since her departure from World Wrestling Entertainment this past spring, Jeff Jarrett has pitched ideas to Torrie Wilson in hopes of getting the two-time Playboy cover girl to join TNA.
On the prospect of working with TNA, Wilson said in a recent interview, "never say never." Wilson said she likes Jeff Jarrett, but at the moment, she wants to focus on her clothing store in Texas, which is going very well right now.
Wilson also said good friend Gail Kim tried to persuade her to join TNA. That is of course when Kim was still with TNA.
Jack Swagger def. Ricky Ortiz DJ Gabriel def. Local Athlete ECW Champion Matt Hardy def. Montel Vontavious Porter (Non-Title Match)
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On ECW on Sci Fi, the WWE Universe stood witness as the Extreme champion took on the Franchise Playa, desperate to get back on his game. Meanwhile, two members of the New Superstar Initiative battled for recognition. (Watch ECW's Quick Cut)
ECW Champion Matt Hardy def. Montel Vontavious Porter (Non-Title Match) (PHOTOS | WATCH) At the conclusion of a grueling match between two long-time foes, Matt Hardy countered MVP’s Playmaker, hitting a Side Effect and Twist of Fate combination to triumph over the Ballin’ Superstar. MVP came to the Land of the Extreme looking to break his three-month losing streak, but nobody informed the ECW Champion who continued to reign supreme while MVP dropped further into the realm of misfortune.
Jack Swagger def. Ricky Ortiz (PHOTOS | WATCH) Jack Swagger proved victorious over Ricky Ortiz with his Swagger Bomb. After “The All-American American” called out ECW General Manager Theodore Long and stated that he should be No. 1 contender to the ECW Championship, Long and Tiffany decided to make a match between Swagger and Ortiz – another undefeated Superstar and fellow member of Long’s New Superstar Initiative. With a huge win over Ortiz, could Swagger be setting his sights on the ECW Title?
Finlay reluctantly accepts Mark Henry’s challenge (PHOTOS) When Finlay made mention of his tremendous family legacy in the business to call out Mark Henry and continue what they started last week, the World’s Strongest Man used his words to corner both the Belfast Brawler and his son into a dangerous situation. After implying that he would hurt Hornswoggle when Finlay least expected it, Henry proposed they settle things in a tag team match next week – Finlay and Hornswoggle vs. Mark Henry and WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas.
DJ Gabriel def. Local Athlete (PHOTOS) With Alicia Fox getting down in his corner, newcomer DJ Gabriel danced his way to another victory, torpedoing through a local athlete from the second turnbuckle for the devastating win.
Vince McMahon contacted Hulk Hogan within the last two months about appearing on WWE's upcoming Tribute to the Troops show in Iraq. Hogan turned down the offer for various reasons. Vince has pitched the idea to Hogan several times over the years and Hogan turns him down every time. One of the main reasons Hogan declined the offer is that his divorce has been described as a "full-time job" for him.
SmackDown Diva Brie Bella was telling friends at her recent birthday bash in Hollywood that she's dating former Poison guitarist Richie Kotzen, reports prowrestling.NET. The two have been dating for roughly four years. It's not really a secret as Brie has Kotzen's music playing on her MySpace page not to mention that she lists herself as being in a relationship.
- WWE Intercontinental Champion William Regal was not on the road with WWE over the weekend and was not at last night’s RAW in Washington, DC. Regal is still sick from whatever he picked up during the recent European tour.
The following live notes from RAW are compiled from several reports sent in from fans who were at the show:
-- The stands were about 90 percent full, The upper section on the hard camera side was tarped off and was about 2/3 empty.
-- Cryme Tyme beat Snitsky and Unamed Local Jobber in a 5 minute match that the crowd was really into.
-- HBK got a lot of heel heat during his segment with JBL.
-- Kelly Kelly did the kiss cam just before the Jillian/Melina match.
-- Triple H was just as over as John Cena with the live crowd
-- After RAW went off the air, Chris Jericho came to the ring and started talking trash to the fans, saying he'd beat them all up. Hometown hero Batista came out and gave Jericho a beatdown, complete with spinebuster and Batista bomb. Batista grabbed the mic and told fans he used to be a bouncer in D.C. two blocks from Verizon Center, and that he used to work out at a gym that was located where the Verizon Center now stands. He slapped some hands on his way to the back.
-- The advertised triple threat main event between Cena, Jericho and Batista never happened.
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena def. Kane Rey Mysterio def. The Miz to move on in the Intercontinental Title Tournament John Morrison def. Finlay to move on in the Intercontinental Title Tournament Batista def. Dolph Ziggler Melina def. Jillian World Tag Team Champions CM Punk & Kofi Kingston def. Cody Rhodes & Manu
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Though he has only been back in action for a couple weeks following his emergency neck surgery, John Cena already finds himself and his World Heavyweight Championship in the sights of some of Raw’s most devious villains. Going into Raw, The Champ knew he would be facing Kane in the main event, and that in a mere two weeks, he must defend his title against Jericho. But by the end of the night in our nation’s capital, three new enemies reared their heads in the form of the multi-generational Superstars Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Manu.
WATCH all of the action now in the Raw Quick Cut and check out WWE.com's exclusive ringside PHOTOS.
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena def. Kane; Cena attacked by Chris Jericho, Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Manu (PHOTOS | WATCH) Continuing to prove that he is as strong and fearless as before his injury, World Heavyweight Champion John Cena met Kane in Raw’s main event. Though Cena’s Armageddon opponent, Chris Jericho attempted to become involved, The Champ managed to fight off the interloper and then go on to fell the Big Red Monster. After the match, Cena chased after Jericho, who was attempting to escape. The tables turned, however, when Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Manu emerged to attack Cena, allowing Jericho to lock the World Heavyweight Champion into a particularly vicious version of the Walls of Jericho.
Rey Mysterio def. The Miz to advance to the next round of the Eight-Man Intercontinental Title Tournament (PHOTOS) Though Stephanie McMahon had announced earlier in the night that Rey Mysterio would not be participating in the Intercontinental Title Tournament due to torn ligaments in his elbow suffered at the hands of Mike Knox, the Ultimate Underdog was adamant that he be given a chance to compete. Though still suffering, Mysterio made his way to the ring, where he met an overconfident Miz. The arrogance of the self-proclaimed Chick Magnet was his undoing as the Master of the 619 made his presence known, advancing to the next round of the tournament.
Stephanie McMahon announced the nominees for Superstar of the Year Having just recently assumed power of Monday Night Raw, Stephanie McMahon appeared before the WWE Universe to talk about the following week’s Slammy Awards on a special three-hour Raw, starting at 8/7 CT. The Executive Vice President went on to announce the nominees for what is certainly the most coveted Slammy: Superstar of the Year. She went on to announce Edge, Batista, Jeff Hardy, Chris Jericho, Triple H and John Cena as the nominees. As if that wasn’t enough reason to tune in next week, all six Superstars will be competing in matches during the special edition of Raw: Jeff Hardy vs. Chris Jericho, Triple H vs. Batista and champion against champion, World Heavyweight Champion John Cena vs. WWE Champion Edge.
John Morrison def. Finlay to advance to the next round of the Eight-Man Intercontinental Title Tournament (PHOTOS) John Morrison and Finlay faced off on Raw, with both Superstars intent on making it to the next bracket in the ongoing Intercontinental Title Tournament. Though the Belfast Brawler has managed to pull out wins in the past with the help of Hornswoggle, Finlay’s diminutive son proved more of a hindrance in his match against the Shaman of Sexy. After Morrison showed aggression toward Hornswoggle, Finlay was distracted long enough for the Tuesday Night Delight to gain the advantage and steal a win, moving one step closer to William Regal’s Intercontinental Championship.
Batista def. Dolph Ziggler; Batista will face Randy Orton at Armageddon (PHOTOS) After introducing himself to countless Superstars in the locker room area and elsewhere, young ring warrior Dolph Ziggler finally made his in-ring debut on Raw. Ziggler’s first outing was an intense one, as he had to face none other than Batista. Though The Animal possessed more power and far more experience, Ziggler still managed to hold his own, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a Batista Bomb for the win.
Following Batista’s victory, Randy Orton appeared to taunt The Animal. Unbeknownst to the Legend Killer, however, Batista had spoken with Stephanie McMahon earlier in the day, and revealed to Orton that they would be facing one another at Armageddon. As Randy Orton made his way back to the locker room area, he was confronted by Chris Jericho, who tried to make an ally of the Legend Killer based on their mutual hatred of World Heavyweight Champion John Cena.
JBL extends the deadline for his offer to Shawn Michaels by another week (PHOTOS) JBL appeared on Raw ready for business, specifically interested in getting an answer from Shawn Michaels to the offer he made to HBK the week before. While the WWE Universe was still in the dark as to the nature of the original offer, the self-proclaimed “wrestling god” challenged Michaels to a Street Fight. Before the referee rang the bell to start the match, however, JBL clarified his offer for both Shawn Michaels and our fans. The self-made millionaire asked HBK to come work for him, bragging of his ability to make up for all the money Michaels had lost in the stock market. JBL then gave The Showstopper an opportunity to publicly refuse the offer, inviting the conflicted Superstar to give him some Sweet Chin Music right there if he wasn’t interested. Michaels refrained from kicking Layfield and slowly walked away from the ring without making a decision.
Melina def. Jillian (PHOTOS) One week earlier on Raw, Melina proved to the WWE Universe that she was fully recovered from her ankle injury, leading Mickie James & Candice Michelle to victory in a Six-Diva Tag Team Match. In the paparazzi-hounded Diva’s first singles match back, however, she was faced with the agile and aggressive Jillian. With Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix and her beau, Santino Marella looking on from ringside, Melina proceeded to beat her opponent, and make clear to The Glamazon her intention to win her coveted Women’s Title.
World Tag Team Champions CM Punk & Kofi Kingston def. Cody Rhodes & Manu (PHOTOS) Though they could very well end up facing one another as part of the Intercontinental Title Tournament, World Tag Team Champions CM Punk & Kofi Kingston worked together in their match against Cody Rhodes & Manu on Raw. Facing two ring warriors with such impressive in-ring abilities and lineages as the second-generation Superstars was a difficult task, but the champions proved themselves up to the challenge as Kofi pinned Rhodes for the win.
After the match, as Rhodes & Manu seethed over their loss, they were approached by a fellow multi-generational Superstar, Randy Orton. Having seen what success they achieved as a team at Survivor Series, the Legend Killer claimed it was time they begin working together.
Mike Knox attacked Rey Mysterio on his way to the ring, knocking the Ultimate Underdog out of the Intercontinental Title Tournament With the WWE Universe cheering his arrival, Rey Mysterio began making his way down to the ring to face The Miz in the Intercontinental Title Tournament’s next match. Before the Ultimate Underdog could get to the ring, however, he was confronted by the monstrous Mike Knox for the second week in a row. This time their run-in didn’t stop with staring and harsh words, however, as the Desert Destroyer attacked the Master of the 619, resulting in torn ligaments in Mysterio’s elbow. After recognizing that the luchador wouldn’t be able to compete in the tournament, Stephanie McMahon stated her intention to find a replacement for the high-flyer later in the night.
Chris Jericho opened Raw explaining his desire to beat World Heavyweight Champion John Cena (PHOTOS) At the top of the show, Chris Jericho made his presence known in much the same way as World Heavyweight Champion John Cena the week before, addressing the WWE Universe as he made his way through the crowd down to the ring. The difference however, was that while The Champ welcomed his fans, Jericho made pains to ignore them. The first-ever Undisputed Champion went on to explain his resentment toward Cena, stating that while away from the ring, Jericho’s son grew to be a fan, not of his father, but of John Cena. Now, Jericho hopes to show his son and all of the WWE Universe what a real hero is, by beating Cena for the World Heavyweight Title at Armageddon.
Chavo Guerrero Jr. (El Paso (Texas), 20 oktober 1970) is een Amerikaanse professionele worstelaar die werkt voor World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), beter gekend met zijn worstelnaam Chavo Guerrero. Guerrero worstelt momenteel voor ECW.
Guererro Jr. is de derde generatie van de familie Guererro die worstelt in de WWE. Guerrero, Jr. is de kleinzoon van Gory Guerrero, de zoon van Chavo Guerrero, Sr. en neven van Eddie Guerrero, Hector Guerrero, Mando Guerrero en Enrique Llanes.
Kampioenschappen en verwezenlijkingen World Championship Wrestling WCW Cruiserweight Championship (2 keer) WCW World Tag Team Championship (1 keer met Corporal Cajun) World Wrestling Entertainment ECW Championship (1 keer) WWE Cruiserweight Championship (4 keer) WWE Tag Team Championship (2 keer met Eddie Guerrero) Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards Tag Team of the Year (1 keer met Eddie Guerrero in 2000)
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Four-time WWE Women's champion Mickie James tells WWE.com that she is looking forward to expand her professional career beyond World Wrestling Entertainment. "If I was to accomplish anything outside of the continuous growth of my WWE career, it would be to star in at least one movie," Mickie said in a wwe.com superstar-to-superstar interview with Jessica Sutta of the Pussycat Dolls. "I have always dreamed of being a star on the big screen." When asked about the challenges of life on the road, James says staying upbeat is difficult, especially when she's worn out and fans want her attention. "I find it especially challenging when we come off a long tour and fly into town our fans are at the airport waiting for autographs," she said. "We are all exhausted and can't wait to get to our hotels." She added, But then I think if it weren't for their loyalty to us, we wouldn't be who we are today. Besides, I was once one of those."
The current preview for TNA’s Genesis PPV on January 9, 2009 in Charlotte, NC teases that former WWF champ Mick Foley could be returning to the ring:
"Some call him a hardcore legend, a daredevil…a risk-taker. He is Mick Foley. He crossed the line and came to TNA to challenge some of the greatest athletes and legends. Now he's ready to make history inside the six-sided ring."
Randy Orton has been telling friends that WWE offered him a 10-year contract. Although there is still no word on whether Orton will agree to the deal, it says a lot about their faith in the young superstar. As noted over the weekend, WWE is also trying to sign Rey Mysterio to a five-year deal.
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.
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