Another match has been added to tonight's TNA Genesis PPV: Eric Young & Shark Boy & LAX (Homicide & Hernandez) vs. Cute Kip & Kiyoshi & Rock & Rave Infection (Jimmy Rave & Lance Hoyt) in an 8 Man Elimination.
- WWE SmackDown Diva Eve Torres wrestled her first match at a WWE live event on Friday night at the show in Hot Springs, Arkansas. In what would be considered by most an upset, Eve defeated Natalya Neidhart in a match where Kung Fu Naki was the special referee. We’ve been posting over the past few months how Eve was training harder to perform her in-ring skills.
Speaking of Cena, I hear his FU finishing maneuver is being renamed "The Throwback" which works for me and is certainly easier for me to communicate to my 5 year old granddaughter who's a Cena fan of sorts. It will be interesting to see how much knee jerk reaction this name change creates in the illustrious media. Knowing today's trends and the vocal minority of some fans who have enough product knowledge to be dangerous, too much.
WWE released ECW wrestler Gavin Spears (real name Ronnie Arniell) on Friday. WWE has yet to announce Spears' release on the company website, but he's confirmed to be gone.
Spears had been affiliated with WWE for nearly three years as he signed his developmental contract on January 21, 2006. Spears had a successful run in Ohio Valley Wrestling, winning the Southern Tag Team Championships on four occasions as well as the OVW Television Championship three times over.
Spears made his WWE debut on the ECW brand this past August as part of General Manager Theodore Long's new talent initiative. Spears lost to Ricky Ortiz in his debut match. He lost to Super Crazy in his second match, but before the match, cut a promo claiming to be "the crown jewel of the talent initiative." After nearly two months of inactivity, Spears returned to television on December 16th in a losing effort to Finlay. Spears did not win a single match during his time WWE.
Spears kept busy on Florida Championship Wrestling shows during his time of infrequent use in WWE.
TNA sources insist Christy Hemme's neck injury is legitimate and not an angle. Taylor Wilde will likely be her replacement at tonight's pay-per-view in the title match against Awesome Kong. However, Hemme appeared at the K&S Wrestlefest wrestling convention in New Jersey yesterday in good spirits and showing no sign of injury.
The TNA website issued a statement this afternoon claiming Christy Hemme suffered a neck injury while training in the ring with AJ Styles for her Women's Knockout Championship match against Awesome Kong at the Genesis pay-per-view. As a result, Hemme will be able to compete at tomorrow night's event. Even worse, her injury will require surgery and she will be out of action for an undetermined amount of time.
Here is TNA's statement regarding Hemme:
CHRISTY HEMME INJURED: UNABLE TO COMPETE THIS SUNDAY AT "GENESIS"
TNAwrestling.com has learned that Christy Hemme has sustained a neck injury while training in the ring with AJ Styles for Sunday's Women's Championship match.
According to TNA officials, Hemme will be unable to compete at "Genesis" against Awesome Kong.
Unfortunately, her injury will require surgery and she will be out of action for an undetermined amount of time.
On Sunday, TNA Management Director Jim Cornette will name a replacement to face Kong for the Women's Championship.
Everyone at TNA wishes Christy all the best and we will certainly update fans on her condition as we learn more information.
Triple H def. World Tag Team Champion John Morrison (Triple Jeopardy Tables Match) Undertaker def. United States Champion Shelton Benjamin (Non-title) The Bella Twins def. Michelle McCool & Victoria (Divas Tag Team Match) Triple H def. World Tag Team Champion The Miz & Chavo Guerrero (Triple Jeopardy Handicap Match) WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo def. The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson (WWE Tag Team Championship Match) Big Show def. Triple H (Triple Jeopardy Last Man Standing Match)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – As WWE Champion Jeff Hardy addressed the WWE Universe following his involvement in a hit and run accident, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero retaliated against Triple H for the humiliation she endured last week by forcing him to compete in Triple Jeopardy – a series of three matches against unknown opponents.
WATCH all of the action now in the SmackDown Quick Cut and check out WWE.com's exclusive ringside PHOTOS.
Jeff Hardy involved in a hit and run accident (PHOTOS) In a pre-recorded message, Jeff Hardy addressed the WWE Universe concerning the hit and run accident that he and his girlfriend were the victims of late last night. He assured his fans that he would return to SmackDown the following week and defend his championship against Edge at Royal Rumble on Jan. 25. SmackDown aired exclusive footage from a police car on the scene of the WWE Champion’s accident (WATCH).
Triple H def. World Tag Team Champion John Morrison (Triple Jeopardy Tables Match) (PHOTOS) The King of Kings set the tone early in his Triple Jeopardy bouts, reigning supreme over John Morrison by hurling the Shaman of Sexy off the top turnbuckle and onto the unforgiving table outside the ring. After the match, The Miz distracted The Game while Chavo Guerrero attacked him from behind, putting Triple H through a second table.
Triple H def. World Tag Team Champion The Miz & Chavo Guerrero (Triple Jeopardy Handicap Match) (PHOTOS) Chavo Guerrero abandoned The Miz, refusing to accept his partner’s tag before leaving the squared circle entirely. This paved the way for 12-time World Champion to close the book on his second match of the night, hitting the self-proclaimed “Chick Magnet” with his devastating Pedigree.
Big Show def. Triple H – (Triple Jeopardy Last Man Standing Match) (PHOTOS) Although The Game was somehow able to come back from Big Show’s vicious chokeslam onto the announce table, he could not beat the count following The World’s Largest Athlete’s dreaded knockout punch. After the match, Vickie Guerrero emerged with the glare of victory in her eye.
Undertaker def. United States Champion Shelton Benjamin (Non-title) (PHOTOS) As the athletic Benjamin was attempting to spring himself backward from the turnbuckle, The Deadman caught him in midair, executing the lethal Tombstone to seal the Gold Standard’s fate.
The Bella Twins def. Michelle McCool and Victoria (Divas Tag Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) The moment Brie tagged her sister into the match, Nikki scored a quick pinfall on the battle-weary Victoria with an Oklahoma Roll. Following the match, an irate Michelle attacked her tag team partner, hitting Victoria with the Wings of Love.
VIP Lounge with guest Mr. Kennedy (WATCH | PHOTOS) MVP confronted Mr. Kennedy about his recent microphone abuse at the fledgling Franchise Playa’s expense. This was abruptly interrupted when MVP found his VIP Lounge furniture being repossessed. After Mr. Kennedy suggested that things could be worse, Boogeyman emerged to attack the Ballin’ Superstar and introduce him to his worms.
WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo def. The Brian Kendrick & Ezekiel Jackson (WWE Tag Team Championship Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) Shortly after Ezekiel Jackson was dropkicked out of the ring from behind, Carlito hit the Backstabber on The Brian Kendrick for the championship victory.
The Hartford Courant out of Connecticut has a story reporting WWE fired approximately 60 employees today. Although, the number is said to be closer to 85, reports PWInsider.com. In reporting the company's cutbacks, the newspaper said WWE's professional wrestlers were safe since they were under contract. Of course, a handful of wrestlers were let go by WWE today.
Upon the announcements of their respective releases, WWE quickly removed the profiles of D-Lo Brown, Bam Neely and Val Venis from the company website. They also deleted their respective profiles on the WWE Universe site, leaving the following message: "This site has been disabled due to violations of our Terms of Service."
Kevin Thorn has a blog on WWE Universe titled "It's Not Goodbye".
This might be the first time a released wrestler being able to issue a statement on a WWE controlled website. Here is the statement by Thorn:
THIS IS NOT GOODBYE, ITS ONLY A NEW BEGINNING!!! LIVE LIKE YOU ARE IMMORTAL!!! PROMISE YOU WILL CARRY ON AND KNOW THAT ,I WILL SEE YOU SOON!!!
BROTHERHOOD-The quality of having fellowship, all those engaged in a particular passion or common interest or quality. THE BELIEF THAT ALL PEOPLE SHOULD ACT WITH WARMTH AND EQUALITY TOWARD ONE ANOTHER. REGARDLESS OF DIFFERENCES IN RACE, CREED, NATIONALITY, ETC...
Brothers and Sisters
Live free and without fear knowing you are part of a family that no matter what excepts you for you. Stand tall knowing that your brothers and sisters will be here to catch you if you fall. LIVE LIKE YOU ARE IMMORTAL!!! Enjoy the life because you are free and believe the fact that it is OK to just be YOU!! PROTECT WHO YOU ARE, NEVER BE AFRAID TO BE YOU. FOR THE BROTHERHOOD IS HERE TO BACK YOU UP AND HELP YOU STAND TALL AND WALK PROUD!!
FOR YOU ARE MY BLOOD AND I AM YOUR VESSEL. TOGETHER WE MAKE A BEATING HEART AND TOGETHER WE WILL STAND TALL AND WALK WITH OUR HEADS HELD HIGH.
According to a source in Florida Championship Wrestling, Harry "DH" Smith" is set to be called back up to the Raw roster within the next week or two and become the newest member of Randy Orton's "Legacy" faction.
Smith has been off WWE television since last May. Shortly there after, Smith was drafted to SmackDown as part of the 2008 WWE Supplemental Draft. Smith, however, returned to Florida Championship Wrestling on August 26, without making his SmackDown debut. He made the decision to return to WWE's developmental promotion on a full-time basis so he could mature, and put more effort into developing his in-ring work and his personality.
In October, WWE put Smith together with long-time friend TJ Wilson with the intent to call them up to the main roster as "The New Hart Foundation" with SmackDown Diva Natalya as their manager. In the meantime, the two won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championships, defeating Joe Hennig and Sebastian Slater. Smith & Wilson lost the belts to Tyler Reiks and Johnny Curtis on December 11 at a FCW television taping. The title loss appeared to be as a result of the team finally getting called up to SmackDown, but that was not the case.
Officials had pegged Smith & Wilson to feud with Carlito & Primo Colon over the WWE Tag Team titles, but went with The Brian Kendrick and Ezekiel Jackson instead. That put Smith & Wilson back on the drawing board.
With Smith's forthcoming call-up to the main roster, Wilson will be left to fend for himself once again.
ScrippsNews has an interview up with TNA's Brother Devon where he talks about his tag team partner Brother Ray needed to take time off from the ring to heal some injuries. Here are some highlights.
On Brother Ray's current health: "Bodywise, he's pretty messed up. I saw this coming two or three years ago. There were times where even getting on a plane was hard for him."
On what it is like for wrestlers this generation: "Back in the Hulk Hogan days (in the 1980s), those guys knew how to last a lot longer. For our generation, the (aging) process is sped up because of everything more we do in the ring. You can't do all that flying and flipping and not pay a price."
On working in singles action without Ray: "If I fail as a singles wrestler now, I fail. But at least I'll go out knowing I did my best. If Bubba decided to retire before me, he's going to be the only one retiring. I'm going to still be going strong."
Gavin Spears defeats Lupe Santiago DJ Gabriel w/Alicia Fox defeats John Cutler Chris Logan defeats Barreda Johnny Curtis and Tyler Recks defeats TJ Wilson and DH Smith Eric Escobar defeats Drew Mcintyre
Dylan Prostl (Oshkosh (Wisconsin), 29 mei 1986) is een Amerikaanse professionele worstelaar die werkt voor World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), beter gekend met zijn worstelnaam "Hornswoggle". Prostl worstelt momenteel voor ECW.
Hij komt altijd met zijn (Kayfabe) vader Finlay naar de ring. Met zijn 1 meter 28 en zijn 62 kilogram is Hornswoggle de kleinste worstelaar bij de WWE.
Wie is Hornswoggles vader?
En heeft er een feud opzitten met Vince Mcmahon over wie de vader is van Hornswoggle. Eerst kwan Stephanie McMahon vertellen dat haar vader Vince een buitenechtelijke zoon zou hebben. Na veel vijfen en zessen werd bekend gemaak dat het Hornswoggle zou zijn die Vince zijn zoon was. Maar Vince zelf vond dit een vernedering dat zijn zoon een dwerg was en negeerde hem min of meer. Op een bepaalde show van raw kwam JBL naar de ring in opdracht van vince om tegen Hornswoggle te worstelen in een stalen kooi. JBL blesseerde Hornswoggle en Finlay kwam naar de ring om Hornswoggle te beschermen. Vanaf dat moment begon Finlay meer en meer genoemd te worden als de echte vader en dus niet Vince na een tijdje bleek dus dat Finlay de vader was en niet Vince.
Nieuwe Cruiserweight Champion
De Cruiserweight Title was in het bezit van Chavo Guerrero en hij moest die verdedigen tegen alle andere Cruiserweights. Wie als eerste de drie tellen zou kunnen maken was de nieuwe Cruiserweight champion. De Cruiserweights die tegen elkaar vochten zijn Chavo Guerrero, Jimmy Wang Yang, Shannon Moore, Funaki, and Jamie Noble. Het was een wedstrijd waar iedereen aan elkaar gewaagd was. Tot op een bepaald moment Chavo Guerrero aan Yang wilde superplexen maar Noble zich onder chavo zette en zo de superplex met drieen uitvoerde. Iedereen lag uitgeteld in de ring tot Hornswoggle opeens van onder de ring verscheen en op de turnbuckle ging staan om zijn Splash uit te voeren op Jamie Noble. Niemand kost de tel tegen houden en Hornswoggle was de nieuwe champion. Later werd hij van die Title gestript voor zijn eigen veiligheid en sinds dan wordt de Cruiserweight title niet meer gebruikt.
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NWA Wisconsin X Division Championship (Eerste titel)
Low Ki (ook bekend als Senshi bij TNA) heeft officieel getekend bij WWe en heeft ondertussen al zijn debuut gemaakt bij FCW...het nieuws is te lezen op www.wrestlingnewsworld.com en wordt ook bevestigd op de officiele homepage van Low Ki...
Low Ki has signed with World Wrestling Entertainment. He made his debut with Florida Championship Wrestling at last night's television taping in Tampa, Florida in a match against Trent Baretta.
Low Ki worked a tryout match prior to the November 4, 2008 ECW/SmackDown taping against Primo Colon in Orlando, Florida. His official website has also confirmed the signing as they released a statement earlier this morning.
Low Ki was the first ever Ring Of Honor World Champion and went on to have success in TNA Wrestling under the ring name Senshi. He has been working in Japan as he was part of New Japan Pro Wrestling's Wrestle Kingdom III show on January 4th as he lost the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship to Tiger Mask IV. Wrestle Kingdom III was an inter-promotional show with TNA Wrestling.
The match opened up fast and furious. Shelley was all over Young, creating some high spots right out of the box. It started off quite well, and Shelley wasn’t letting up at all. All points were going for Alex Shelley as he was dropping bombs onto Eric Young. Young was definitely not doing so well in this match up, and it just seemed like he was jobbing, until Young turned things around with a quick counter out of the corner and just went for it! However, Chris Sabin turned things around for Shelley as he interfered, hitting Eric Young and allowing Shelley to hit sliced bread, creating another win for Alex Shelley in this x-division championship, semi-final match up.
Post match, Referee Shane was getting beat up by Sheik Abdul Bashir! However he went nuts and exploded, he started fighting back, and he might get fired? Whatever, he’s the best thing I’ve seen in a long time, and if he gets a match against Bashir, it would be rad. Jim Cornette fires Referee Shane, and turns him into a full time wrestler and he will get to wrestle Abdul Bashir one on one at Genesis!
Awesome Kong defeated Madison Rayne
Awesome Kong had an easy match against the new woman’s wrestler Madison Rayne. This wasn’t even close, Rayne didn’t get any offense in before getting dropped with the Awesome Bomb. Kong wins again, proving that she’s the biggest obstacle to the Women’s championship.
Matt Morgan defeated Robert Roode
I hate when wrestling shows do this, they split the tag teams and have singles match ups as a preliminary warm up to the weekend’s ppv tag team contest. Roode was doing great in this match, and while Morgan started this match with a lot more gusto, Roode was in control for the majority of this match up. Robert Roode either faked a knee injury or legitimately or tried to pull a fast one.
Jay “Black Machismo” Lethal & Consequences Creed defeated Beer Money Inc. for the the TNA Tag Team Championship Titles
Beer Money got thrown into an impromptu match thanks to feast or fired! The Tag team championship titles were on the line here, and this was definitely reminiscent of the WWE money in the bank match ups and opportunities. Lethal gets the last laugh in this match up as he trips up half of beer money into the steel briefcase, then uses the briefcase to knockout one of the members of Beer Money Inc. creating a NEW TNA World Tag Team Champions! Creed and Lethal are your new TNA Tag Team Champions!
Kurt Angle defeated BG James
I don’t know anyone that really thought BG James would win in this match against Kurt Angle. BG had a few hits in this match, but overall, Kurt Angle dominated this match up and really put the boots to BG. There wasn’t anything to this match other than a Kurt Angle highlight show. The Main Event Mafia comes out, sans Sting, and they bring out a chair, and stomp on it, trying to break the ankle of BG ala Brian Pillman and Stone Cold Steve Austin…remember that? You better remember.
Overall not a bad show, but not a great show. It seemed that there was just too much story and not enough wrestling, as usual.
Tna Impact 1/8/09 Results
Alex Shelley defeated Eric “Showtime” Young Awesome Kong defeated Madison Rayne Matt Morgan defeated Robert Roode Jay “Black Machismo” Lethal & Consequences Creed defeated Beer Money Inc. for the the TNA Tag Team Championship Titles Kurt Angle defeated BG James
Also, it is being reported that ECW brand referee Mike Posey was released today. As we reported earlier, talent releases from all brands are expected to be announced today. Stay tuned for names. It's going to be a BUSY day and evening here on the site.
Jack Swagger def. Finlay Katie Lea Burchill def. Alicia Fox Boogeyman def. local competitor ECW Champion Matt Hardy def. Mark Henry
NEW ORLEANS – ECW Champion Matt Hardy was put to the test tonight against the World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry. But next week, the champion must face the undefeated Jack Swagger for the ECW Championship.
WATCH all of the action now in the ECW Quick Cut and check out WWE.com's exclusive ringside PHOTOS.
ECW Champion Matt Hardy def. Mark Henry (Non-title match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) Mark Henry came into the match with revenge on his mind after failing to get a win over the ECW Champion last week, due to interference from Jack Swagger. The intense rivalry between Hardy and the World’s Strongest Man showed no signs of slowing in 2009. In the end, Hardy got the better of Henry once again, defeating the nearly 400-pounder with a Twist of Fate.
Jack Swagger def. Finlay (PHOTOS) In a grueling contest, No. 1 contender Jack Swagger took on the veteran Finlay, in their first one-on-one encounter ever. Using his power, agility and aggressiveness, the 256-pound Swagger was able to wear Finlay down. In the end, the young Superstar made a bold statement by finishing off the Belfast Brawler with a gutwrench powerbomb to pick up the pinfall.
ECW Champion Matt Hardy vs. Jack Swagger announced Shortly after Swagger’s win over Finlay, he reminded ECW General Manager Theodore Long of his series of impressive wins over recent weeks. After Swagger rattled off his accomplishments, Long announced the youngster would finally have his big opportunity. Next week, it will be Jack Swagger vs. ECW Champion Matt Hardy for the ECW Title. The cocky Swagger then predicted that he would be the new champion, as well as the new face of the ECW franchise.
Katie Lea Burchill def. Alicia Fox (WATCH | PHOTOS) In her first-ever singles match in WWE, Alicia took on Katie Lea, who made her first in-ring appearance on ECW. Fox had DJ Gabriel in her corner, while Burchill had her brother, Paul, in her corner for support. Both Divas looked sharp, and it could have been anyone’s night to claim a victory. However, in the end, it was Katie Lea who was able to overpower Fox, and slam her lower back into a waiting knee to pick up the pinfall.
Last week in her blog on WWE Universe, Katie Lea said one of her goals for 2009 was to “beat up Little Miss Saturday Night Fever.” Although Katie Lea succeeded on this night, Fox will surely be looking for an opportunity to display her ring prowess again.
Boogeyman def. local competitor (PHOTOS) In a macabre mauling, Boogeyman crushed a local athlete who probably wished he never set foot in the ring against the ghoulish Superstar. After the match, the hapless challenger received Boogeyman’s signature humiliating finisher – a slimy mouthful of worms.
Regarding Christian Cage, one source reports that as of this past weekend he still had not signed a contract with WWE. The company has mapped out several plans for his return to the SmackDown brand without a deal signed so they are pretty confident that he will be returning. All sources are reporting that he is indeed coming back so they’re probably working on some kind of spoken agreement until the deal is done.
WWE making plans for another Trish Stratus return?
At one of the most recent WWE creative meetings, the idea of Trish Stratus vs. Michelle McCool for WrestleMania 25 was brought up. This doesn’t mean that they are planning on having that match or moving forward with the idea. Many felt that Trish vs. Beth Phoenix would be better for them to do but some felt that had already been done in the Mixed tag match earlier. The other side to that is that a match between Trish and Beth would already have some build to it.
The feeling is that Trish Stratus is good enough to get an above average match out of Michelle McCool and hopefully the rub from Trish would help McCool get over, which couldn’t hurt. Internally, Trish received rave reviews after her return on RAW in the tag match with Cena.
It appears the Elimination Chamber Match will be returning at the No Way Out pay per view on February 15, 2009 in Seattle Washington. The promotional poster for the event shows Vladamir Kozlov behind chains. InDemand's description reads as followed:
"Two miles of chain and ten tons of steel will surround WWE Superstars in the elimination chamber. Don't miss Triple H, John Cena, Vladimir Kozlov, Chris Jericho, Jeff Hardy, Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, and all your favorite Superstars at WWE No Way Out, Sunday, February 15th, live at 8PM ET/5PM PT, only on Pay-Per-View. A World Wrestling Entertainment Production."
Bill Apter of 1wrestling.com is reporting that Hulk Hogan is interested in appearing at Wrestlemania 25. According to Apter, Hogan would love to be part of the main event but would also be interested in just watching the show from the crowd. When asked who he would like to face, Hogan said he'd want to blow the roof off the place in a match with John Cena.
Whether WWE has any interest in having Hogan at the milestone event remains to be seen.
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & Shawn Michaels def. Randy Orton & Chris Jericho Cody Rhodes & Sim Snuka def. Cryme Tyme Kelly Kelly def. Jillian World Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison def. Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston CM Punk def. Intercontinental Champion William Regal by disqualification Melina & Goldust def. Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix & Santino Marella
NEW ORLEANS – Storming into Louisiana, the first Raw of 2009 brought with it all the explosive action that the WWE Universe has come to expect. What our fans didn’t see coming however, was the shocking announcement that after more than six months away, Mr. McMahon himself will be returning to Raw in just two short weeks. This revelation came just prior to the night’s main event, which saw World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & Shawn Michaels team up to defeat Randy Orton & Chris Jericho.
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 & Shawn Michaels def. Randy Orton & Chris Jericho; John Cena to face Shawn Michaels the following week (PHOTOS | WATCH) As his employer, JBL looked on silently, Shawn Michaels teamed up with the self-proclaimed “wrestling god’s” Royal Rumble opponent, World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, to take on the vicious team of Randy Orton & Chris Jericho. Earlier in the night, HBK had been encouraged by his boss to turn on The Champ, in an attempt to increase JBL’s chances of winning the World Heavyweight Title at Royal Rumble. Throughout the match, Shawn Michaels appeared conflicted, but in the end, it was his Sweet Chin Music that dropped both his opponents, allowing HBK to pin Jericho for the win.
As Cena & Michaels celebrated in the ring, HBK’s employer revealed in the locker room area that the two Superstars would be facing one another on the next Raw, with JBL installed in Shawn Michaels’ corner.
Mr. McMahon to return to Raw in two weeks; Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix’s No. 1 fan banned from Raw One of the biggest announcements of the night came courtesy of the nefarious Chris Jericho. Accosting Stephanie McMahon in her office, Jericho revealed that not only did he petition the Executive Vice President protesting the prior week’s Fatal Four Way Match, but he also sent it to the Chairman, Mr. McMahon. Stephanie was shocked to learn that not only did her father’s office respond to Jericho, but they announced his return to Raw in just two short weeks. This huge revelation came after Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix and Santino Marella had been speaking with the Executive Vice President about Rosa Mendes, the crazed fan that attacked Melina earlier in the night. Stephanie told "Glamarella" that Mendes was as of that moment banned from Raw.
Cody Rhodes & Sim Snuka def. Cryme Tyme; Snuka taken out of the running for Randy Orton’s group (PHOTOS) Phase two of gaining membership in Randy Orton’s new group consisted of Cody Rhodes & Sim Snuka facing Cryme Tyme in a tag team match. The two second-generation Superstars attempted to show exactly why they should be chosen, with Rhodes scoring the pinfall victory for the team. Though technically Snuka won the match as well, it was not a good enough showing for Orton, who promptly removed him from the running, declaring him “the weak link.”
Kelly Kelly def. Jillian; Kane to face Randy Orton the following week (PHOTOS) Continuing to display her rapid in-ring improvement, Kelly Kelly took out Jillian in singles competition. Raw’s tone-deaf songstress was unable to take her loss in stride, however, and attacked the blond bombshell after the match, leaving Kelly in a vulnerable position when the imposing Kane entered the ring. The Big Red Monster was angry about Kelly attempting to protect her one-time lover, Randy Orton, and announced that he would be facing the Legend Killer on the next Raw.
World Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison def. Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston; Mysterio and Kingston named as Royal Rumble participants (PHOTOS) The current World Tag Team Champions made an appearance on Raw to compete against Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston in a non-title match. The Miz & John Morrison talked glowingly of their many accomplishments before meeting their quick-moving, athletic opponents in the ring. Mysterio & Kingston’s innovative offense wasn’t enough to defeat the self-proclaimed greatest tag team of the 21st century however, as Morrison pinned the Master of the 619 for the win.
Following the match, things got even worse for Mysterio, as Mike Knox stormed out and brutalized the Ultimate Underdog, gaining some measure of revenge for his first-ever defeat on Raw at the hands of Mysterio the week prior in a 10-Man Tag Team Match. Though they were defeated on Raw, both Mysterio and Kingston will have the opportunity of a lifetime as they compete in the Royal Rumble Match as announced during their bout on Raw.
JBL encouraged Shawn Michaels to turn on World Heavyweight Champion John Cena; Randy Orton set another challenge for Cody Rhodes and Sim Snuka The earlier news of a match between World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & Shawn Michaels and Randy Orton & Chris Jericho immediately set JBL’s mind spinning. In the locker room area, the Longhorn Loudmouth cornered his employee Shawn Michaels, urging him to turn on his tag team partner and possibly even render The Champ unable to defend his title at Royal Rumble.
Elsewhere, Randy Orton addressed the potential members of his new group, Cody Rhodes and Sim Snuka, declaring that if they wanted to join, they would have to win their match later in the night. Orton was then approached by Manu, who was ousted from the running the week before. The Samoan Superstar requested another chance to prove himself, but was denied by the third-generation Superstar Orton.
CM Punk def. Intercontinental Champion William Regal by disqualification; Regal retains the Intercontinental Title (PHOTOS) Reaping the rewards of winning the heavily contested Intercontinental Title Tournament, CM Punk met William Regal in the squared circle with the Intercontinental Title on the line. As always, Regal was accompanied to the ring by his fellow Brit, Layla. Victory appeared to be within Punk’s grasp as he prepared to hit the Intercontinental Champion with the Go To Sleep, but Regal reached out and grabbed the referee, disqualifying himself.
Unfortunately for the Straightedge Superstar, however, a title may not change hands on a disqualification. But Punk’s luck quickly turned around, as Stephanie McMahon emerged and immediately set a future rematch, where if Regal is again disqualified, he will lose the Intercontinental Title.
Melina & Goldust def. Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix & Santino Marella (PHOTOS) Just weeks before Melina will face off against Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix at Royal Rumble, the paparazzi-hounded Diva partnered with the bizarre Goldust to face the team of Glamarella in an Intergender Tag Team Match. Perhaps giving The Glamazon of taste of what she can expect at Royal Rumble, Melina pinned Phoenix for the win. Following the match, for the second week in a row Melina was attacked by the Women’s Champion’s crazed No. 1 fan, who was subsequently restrained by security and escorted out of the arena.
Randy Orton and Chris Jericho entered in the Royal Rumble Match, but not Shawn Michaels; World Heavyweight Champion John Cena & HBK to face Orton & Jericho later in the night (PHOTOS) Randy Orton and Chris Jericho kicked off Monday Night Raw by contesting JBL’s No. 1 contendership to the World Heavyweight Championship. Though Stephanie McMahon denied their request to face one another for the honor, she did officially enter both of the Superstars in the Royal Rumble Match. The Executive Vice President neglected to enter Shawn Michaels, however, at the request of his employer, JBL, who wanted HBK to focus on assisting him in his Royal Rumble title match. McMahon then set the night’s main event as a tag team bout pitting the team of Orton & Jericho against Shawn Michaels & World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, the Superstar HBK’s boss JBL will face at Royal Rumble.
Andrew William Hankinson (Cumberland (Maryland), 22 december 1984) is een Amerikaanse professionele worstelaar die werkt voor World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), beter gekend met zijn worstelnaam Festus. Hankinson worstelt momenteel voor SmackDown!.
Hij vecht te samen met Jesse maar hebben nog geen tag titles kunnen bemachtigen. Festus heeft de gimmick dat hij niets doet maar dan ook niets doet tot de ring bell word geslagen op dat moment ontwaakt hij en vlieg hij op iedereen als een bezetene. Hij is op dat moment niet te stoppen zolang de gong weer gaat van de ringbell. Er zijn ook al enkele grappige momenten geweest in de fued met the Miz en Morrison.
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.
Druk op onderstaande knop om een berichtje achter te laten in mijn gastenboek