MVP's 22-match losing streak was finally snapped on last night's edition of Friday Night SmackDown after Big Show could not answer the 10-count in their "Last Man Standing Match." This was MVP's first match victory in nearly five months. Prior to last night's win, his last victory took place on the August 22, 2008 edition of SmackDown in a count out win over Festus. Here is a timeline of his losing streak:
08-29 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to Jeff Hardy. 09-05 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to Shelton Benjamin. 09-07 Unforgiven - Pinned twice; by Jeff Hardy, and by Triple H at the conclusion of the match. 09-12 SmackDown - Lost Fatal Four Way Match to Jeff Hardy when The Brian Kendrick was pinned. 09-19 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to Triple H. 09-26 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to Triple H in tag match vs. Triple H & Jeff Hardy. 10-03 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to Jeff Hardy in All Star Eight-Man Tag Team Match. 10-10 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to Jeff Hardy. 10-17 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to R-Truth. 10-24 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to Kung Fu Naki in tag match vs. R-Truth & Kung Fu Naki. 10-31 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to Jeff Hardy in a 6-man tag match vs the Hardys and Rey Mysterio. 11-03 Raw - Pinfall loss to Matt Hardy in a tag match vs the Hardys. 11-07 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to The Great Khali. 11-14 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to Kung Fu Naki. 11-21 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to James Mason. 11-23 Survivor Series - Pinfall loss to The Great Khali. Also pinned JTG during the match. 12-02 ECW - Pinfall loss to Matt Hardy 12-05 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to Hurricane Helms. 12-08 Raw - Pinfall loss to MVC (Most Valuable Charlie). 12-12 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to R-Truth. 12-26 SmackDown - Pinfall loss to The Great Khali. 01-02 Smackdown - Pinfall loss to Kizarny. 01-16 Smackdown - Victory over Big Show. (Last Man Standing Match)
The WWE website has an update on WWE Champion Jeff Hardy's involvement in a pyrotechnics accident on last night's edition of Friday Night SmackDown. According to the website, Hardy went into shock after suffering what appeared to be first and second degree burns from the explosion. He was then rushed to a local medical facility where he was treated for his injuries. The website will update his situation as more details become available.
Several pushed for Manu to be kicked out of The Legacy, most notably, Randy Orton. The feeling is that he isn't in the same league or had the same amount of potential as others in the group, and didn't really fit in as a result. Many believe the group would be better off with Orton, Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase and possibly DH Smith.
Considering that he's no longer apart of Legacy, many feel Manu may not be long for WWE.
SmackDown wrestler Hurricane Helms did a Q & A on his MySpace account answering a set of questions from the fans. He listed the non-WWE wrestlers he'd like to work with one day. Helms wrote: "Ron Zombie, Human Tornado (think what a team we’d make) Chris Sabin, Samoa Joe and Roxxi. I’m pretty sure that I could destroy them all, with the possible exception of Roxxi." When asked about about the CM Punk vs. William Regal feud, Helms said he's not impressed. "So far I’m not impressed, but mainly because I know what these two are capable of," Helms wrote. Regarding how he met TNA Knockout Velvet Sky, he said: "I bought her off the internet! LOL She hates it when I say that! LOL" Helms was asked if he could ever see himself wrestling for a promotion besides WWE. Helms wrote: "I’m sure that when/if my WWE career ends and I’m still able to perform that I would seek employment elsewhere just as anyone would if they left their current job. I might even start my own promotion. I’d call it FEW, Future Endeavors Wrestling! I’m sure to get heat for that remark!"
Regarding Christian Cage, who will be debuting on WWE soon, Carter said she was not happy with Christian's decision to return to WWE.
"I’m very disappointed," she said. "I like him as a person as well as a talent. It’s interesting, he was the first big name to jump ship to us and he’s been the first to jump back. I wish him all the best."
Matt Hardy & Finlay def. ECW Champion Jack Swagger & Mark Henry (Tag Team Match) R-Truth def. The Brian Kendrick Montel Vontavious Porter def. Big Show (Last Man Standing Match) Michelle McCool def. Victoria
OMAHA, Neb. - Tragedy struck SmackDown suddenly and without warning as WWE Champion Jeff Hardy was injured on his way to the ring, while MVP finally found triumph and WWE said goodbye to one of its own.
WWE Champion Jeff Hardy sustains injury on "The Cutting Edge" (WATCH | PHOTOS) As Jeff Hardy was approaching the ring to be the guest of his Royal Rumble opponent, the Rated-R Superstar, on “The Cutting Edge,” something with his pyrotechnics display went horribly wrong, surrounding him in a sea of sparks and flames; causing him to collapse to the ground in excruciating pain. As the smoke cleared, the reality set in to the WWE Universe that the black cloud that surrounded Jeff Hardy toward the end of 2008 is continuing to follow him in 2009. The show came to a frantic close as the bedlam ensued.
Vickie Guerrero’s nude photos returned; announced huge match to determine Triple H’s fate (PHOTOS) SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero gloated about putting Triple H through Triple Jeopardy one week ago for disrespecting her. The Game then came to the ring to return the nude photos of her that he recovered. When Guerrero responded by creating a Last Man Standing Match against Big Show - with The King of Kings Royal Rumble spot on the line - the 12-time World Champion proceeded to show the nude photos on the TitanTron for all to see. Guerrero then announced that MVP would be the Superstar facing Big Show in the match to determine if The Game would keep his spot, banning Triple H from ringside for good measure.
Montel Vontavious Porter def. Big Show (Last Man Standing Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) In a Last Man Standing Match almost as brutal as MVP’s losing streak, the Ballin’ Superstar finally proved victorious, after Big Show could not answer the 10-count. When the two Superstars carried the exhausting match away from the ring and up the entrance ramp, Triple H - seeing the opportunity to liberate himself from his ringside ban - charged in and knocked out The World’s Largest Athlete with the sledgehammer. Will The Game continue to repel Guerrero’s attacks when he faces the undefeated Vladimir Kozlov on next week’s SmackDown?
WATCH Vladimir Kozlov's training.
Michelle McCool def. Victoria (WATCH | PHOTOS) After Michelle McCool attacked Victoria at the conclusion of their tag team match against the Bella Twins one week ago, the two Divas squared off in what would be the former Women’s Champion’s final match before retiring from WWE. Although Victoria fought heroically, in the end her battle-weary leg could not support Michelle long enough to execute the Widow’s Peak, opening the door for the former Divas Champion to hit her devastating Faithbreaker for the victory. WATCH: Victoria's goodbye
Matt Hardy & Finlay def. ECW Champion Jack Swagger & Mark Henry (Tag Team Match) (PHOTOS) Once Finlay removed Mark Henry from the equation with a hard crack of the shillelagh, Matt Hardy hit Jack Swagger with a Twist of Fate. As a result, he gained a tag team win on the Superstar that took the ECW Championship away from him on ECW on Sci Fi. Will the same result take place when the two face off in a rematch for the Extreme Championship at the Royal Rumble? (Match Preview)
R-Truth def. The Brian Kendrick (PHOTOS) In a match between two Royal Rumble participants, R-Truth earned a hard-fought victory over The Kendrick with his Corkscrew Scissors Kick. His victory was short-lived however, as Ezekiel Jackson attacked R-Truth from behind, leaving him on the canvas.
- Former TNA X Division Champion Low Ki worked last night’s Florida Championship Wrestling TV tapings under the name “Kawal.” It appears that is the name he will be using when called up to WWE’s main roster.
WWE Diva and Hall of Famer in car accidents Posted by Randy Gordon on 01/15/2009 at 04:55 PM
From Jim Ross' latest blog at JRsBarBQ.com:
WWE HOF'er Gerald Brisco and WWE Diva Mickie James were involved in separate car accidents on Monday late night leaving Raw and heading to Omaha. Black ice was the culprit and both individuals escaped serious injury on the treacherous roads during frigid weather. I am not a big night time traveler if the weather is bad especially after a full day and night at work. I would rather find the nearest, local hotel and begin my trip the next day in the day light.
The following update comes from Kevin Nash at TNAWrestling.com. He also sent in some somewhat graphic pictures of his injury which can also be seen at TNAWrestling.com.
Well the good news is: I’m getting the hell out of here. I’ve got the blueprints to the hospital, and I’m planning to break out on Thursday.
It’s been a long time since I’ve gone into full-on “Big Grouchy” mode. It never fails. They couldn’t get me out of here fast enough.
They had to put an actual “Danger: Sarcasm” sign on my door.
The only thing holding me up from leaving is the portable Wound-Vac, which I should receive tonight.
If you’re wondering what I did today … I watched about 75 episodes of CSI: Miami on A&E and some other syndicated garbage, ate food that I wouldn’t feed my dog and wondered why we didn’t have SpikeTV at the hospital.
If my math is correct, I’m now at Day 3 of not having soap OR water hit my body. My room has the pleasant smell of Axe bodyspray and ass.
The funk and the sarcasm is an incredible keep-out barrier because I think the nursing staff draws straws to see who MUST go in.
Just to think, I could be sitting in Dublin, having a beer with Kurt.
I guess the thing I’m most upset about is missing the European Tour. My family had already been conditioned for the fact that I was gonna be away from home for most of the month. And I was truly looking forward to wrestling for the fans in Europe. As always, there’s always next time.
To those of you who have somehow gotten my phone number and called me, thank you for waking me up. I’ve never understood the fascination of someone saying, “Hello,” and then someone hanging up.
At this point, I’ve re-gained my life, will soon be leaving the great state of North Carolina and back on the beach with my family.
[Q1] Footage aired from the Genesis pay-per-view. The show is entitled, “When Icons Collide.” The opening video aired. Mike Tenay and Don West ran down the card as fireworks lit up the Impact Zone...
The Main Event Mafia’s music played and they came out to the ring (minus Kevin Nash). Scott Steiner directed the cameraman to point his camera at a fan with a Steiner t-shirt on. It’s nice to see Steiner embracing a fan and not threatening him.
Kurt Angle took control of the microphone and called the Mafia the greatest array of champions assembled in the history of the business. Sting was shown in a way that had him doubting the entire premise of Angle’s words. Angle showed a short video package of the carnage left behind by the Mafia in past weeks.
Angle said he and Sting won their battles at the pay-per-view, but due to Mick Foley and Nash’s injury, they did not win the war. Does anyone else notice there are two MEM shirts? Angle and Sting have a grey one on. Steiner is wearing a black one with five silhouettes of the five members. I wonder when they will get rid of the black shirt.
Angle described tonight’s main event as a “double hit,” because Styles and Foley were going to be in the same place at the same time. All of a sudden, LAX’s music hit and Hernandez came out with Shane Sewell. Hernandez said he was cashing in his world title briefcase right now... [C]
Twill’s Two Cents: Did we really need to see Sewell standing there with the briefcase opened? We understand that Hernandez has a shot. I am disappointed that they did not build this up and unless the title changes hands, it will seem like a wasted opportunity. Angle’s promo was good, but predictable.
[Q2] 1. Hernandez defeated Sting (with the Main Event Mafia) by disqualification in a TNA Heavyweight Championship match in 4:08. Hernandez dominated the opening moments of the match as the Mafia looked on with concern on the floor. Sting countered a suplex into the Scorpion Death Drop, but his hesitation to make a cover only allowed him to score a two count. Sewell is refereeing the match.
Hernandez came back and set up Sting for the Border Toss. The Mafia hit the ring and attacked Hernandez. Sewell called for the bell. He then took the Legend’s Title from Booker T and backdropped him to the floor. Homicide hit the ring (where the hell was he before?) and the Mafia kicked the crap out of everybody.
AJ Styles hit the ring and had some success, but fell victim to the numbers. Team 3D hit the ring to a pretty big pop and evened the numbers. Brother Ray has a Mohawk now. LAX and Styles positioned a table in the middle of the ring. Ray powerbombed Angle through the table... [C]
Back from commercial, Team 3D and AJ Styles were still celebrating with the crowd. A “Welcome back!” chant was directed at Brother Ray. Brother Devon cut a promo on Kurt Angle and called Team 3D the tag team standard bearers. Devon said one thing they have not done is prove their worth as singles competitors. He challenged Kurt Angle to a match at Against All Odds.
[Q3] Ray took over the microphone duties and showed some serious fire and life. He said a real Mafia would have gotten the job done but he is still going. He looked at Devon and said they should go on as singles wrestlers. He said since Devon wants Angle, he wanted Sting. He said Sting did nothing while he was being beaten, and that was worse than anything. He said he would become the World Heavyweight Champion...
Backstage, The Beautiful People were excited about being involved in “the Governor’s inauguration” on January 20th. Ugh. Kip James told them they were on their own... [C]
Tenay and West introduced and showed footage of the Angle vs. Jarrett match from Genesis. By the way, and I know I have asked this before, but why are Tenay and West facing away from the ring? How stupid does that look? They set it to the back where the medical staff determined Angle could not wrestle tonight. Steiner said he would take his place, but Angle said no and threw everyone out of the room... [C]
[Q4] Footage aired of The Beautiful People paying their dues to become members of “The Governor’s” cabinet. This reminds me of those crappy WWF vignettes from the mid-90s...
TBP and the Governor came out to the ring. Daffn errrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, Governor Palin praised Velvet Sky and Angelina Love for their work over the past few weeks. They signed an official document to become official members of Palin’s cabinet.
Taylor Wilde’s music hit and she came out with Roxxi. Taylor said everything about TBP was fake, including their boobs. “I think Velvet’s are real,” said West. Funny! Roxxi called them hoes and told them everything we all have been thinking, that that was not the real Sarah Palin. She said they were about to get “mucked.” Then, a mud like substance fell onto TBP from the ceiling. Palin was in on it and laughed at the top of the stage with Wilde and Roxxi. TBP cried. A close up of the “muck” showed there were chocolate chips in there. Muck could be worse I guess... [C]
Back from commercial, the geniuses at TNA realized they still had a show to do and had to clean up the ring. The crew looked pissed and confused because the ring mat was in bad shape. By the way, thank you to loyal reader Brian Buckley for letting me know the announce table is on a swivel. That definitely makes sense...
Backstage, Lauren interviewed the “Kongtourage.” Sojourner Bolt was pissed when Lauren called her “SoJo.” She cut a promo on the face Knockouts...
[Q5] A TNA Rough Cuts segment aired about Bolt. Again, the timing here was bad because this was a babyface piece about a heel wrestler. They talked about a date she had where the guy ordered her a number one from McDonald’s when she wanted a number two. She kicked his ass and threw Diet Coke in his face because she wanted grape soda...
2. ODB, Taylor Wilde, and Roxxi defeated Rhaka Khan, Raisha Saeed, and Sojourner Bolt in 9:39. Wow, is this really only the second match of the night? The match went to commercial after Khan tagged out and hopefully, she won’t tag in again... [C]
Back from commercial, Saeed was working over ODB. Bolt tagged in and the heels worked on ODB in their corner. Roxxi and Rhaka tagged in and Roxxi took out everyone as they came at her. All six women came into the ring. Rhaka ended up with Roxxi in the ring and Roxxi hit the Voodoo Drop for the win...
[Q6] Backstage, Booker T told Kurt Angle he needed to relax and the Mafia had things taken care of tonight. Angle reluctantly agreed. By the way, Booker’s pony tail is adorable tonight... [C]
3. Jay Lethal and Consequences Creed defeated Matt Morgan and Abyss to become number one contenders for the TNA World Tag Team Championship in 9:20. Abyss kept doing things to piss off Morgan. Don’t you understand? He is too nice and Morgan hates it! Creed did that stupid ass splits punch but Morgan caught him with an axe kick as the show went to commercial... [C]
[Q7] Back from commercial, Morgan was in the match and did not want to tag in Abyss. Lethal and Creed double teamed Abyss in the ring and hit a double suicide dive onto Morgan on the floor. Impressive. A missile dropkick on Abyss scored a two count. In a weird finish, Abyss powerbombed Lethal onto Morgan because he thought Creed was there. Lethal scored the three count...
After the match, Morgan pie faced Abyss and Abyss retaliated. The two had to be separated by security and referees. They continued to fight through the officials to beat on each other...
Backstage, Jim Cornette was in the locker room of the Main Event Mafia. He told Angle he needed to pick a replacement to face Styles. Steiner and Booker argued over who would face Styles. They even did “Inney Minnie Miney Mo.” Wow. Cornette put Steiner in the match and said interference would result in fines and suspensions... [C]
Mick Foley cut a promo backstage saying he would take out any member of the MEM willing to get involved in tonight’s main event...
4. AJ Styles defeated Scott Steiner with Mick Foley as the special guest enforcer in 15:02. Steiner came out with a pipe and Foley grabbed a chair. The bait and switch sucks, but I think we can all see what is coming here. West called Angle the leader of the MEM, further devaluing the TNA Heavyweight Title. Earl Hebner is the referee and Foley remained on the floor. I thought Foley was refereeing the match. My bad.
[Q8] Steiner used his power and mat prowess to ground Styles early in the bout. Styles applied a headlock takeover for a two count and held onto it. Steiner went to the floor and Styles shot himself over the top onto Steiner as the show went to commercial... [C]
Back from commercial, Styles hit a big knee on Steiner for a two count. Steiner locked in a bearhug and awkwardly applied a belly to belly overhead suplex in which Styles did not flip to his back, so he landed on his face. That was weird. Steiner brought a chair into the ring and wedged it in between the ropes. He tried to Irish whip him into the chair, but Styles reversed it and Steiner was whipped into the chair.
Styles hit a springboard flying forearm for his first nearfall of the match. Styles hit a very impressive Northern Light’s suplex with a bridge for a nearfall. Styles tried a Stinger splash but Hebner took it instead. Foley came in to check on Hebner, but Steiner hit Foley over the back with his pipe. He then hit Styles with the pipe, but he kicked out as Hebner slowly made the count.
Steiner then locked in the Steiner Recliner as Hebner continued to come to. Foley was okay all of a sudden and cheered on Styles from the apron. Foley put Mr. Socko on his hand and came up to the apron. Hebner met him. With everyone distracted, Petey Williams came down and hit a missile dropkick on Steiner. Styles hit the Pele kick for the win...
After the match, Styles and Petey embraced in the middle of the ring. Tenay and West said the Front Line was stronger than ever and wondered how the Mafia would respond...
WWE has officially announced what we reported a few weeks ago - WWE diva Victoria is retiring. Her final match will air this Friday on Smackdown. WWE.com writes, "Veteran WWE Diva Victoria plans to retire following her match with Michelle McCool this Friday on SmackDown. What will this vivacious vixen do in the final match of her career?"
WWE has released British developmental wrestler Hade Vansen. WWE ran a bizarre vignette on his planned character on SmackDown a few weeks ago.
WWE had plans for his dark character with cult-esque overtones to engage in a feud with Undertaker, but Vince McMahon halted the direction following the initial vignette. McMahon didn't want new talent from developmental to be put in such a major angle before being tested and then trusted enough to carry the ball.
SmackDown creative team writer Michael Hayes came up with the idea for the storyline. He had plans for Kevin Fertig (a.k.a. Kevin Thorn) and the large masked developmental wrestler Black Pain to be associated with Vansen in some form before the character and direction were dropped. WWE released Fertig last week as well, so only Black Pain remains.
Vansen was signed to a developmental contract in May 2007 following a successful tryout during WWE's European tour. Vansen missed most of 2008 due to injury before returning in December.
Matt Cappotelli has been released from his WWE contract. Cappotelli was the co-winner of Tough Enough III alongside John Hennigan (a.k.a. current WWE Superstar "John Morrison"). Cappotelli was developing his talent further in the WWE development territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, but was diagnosed with a brain tumor in December 2005, forcing him to step away from wrestling and relinquish his OVW Championship. The tumor was removed in May 2007 and he had hoped to return to the ring at some point.
WWE has also dropped referee Mickey Henson (Mickie Jay). Henson had been out of action the past few months with undisclosed health problems and it was unknown if he would return. Henson was brought into the company in the fall of 2005 and asked to change his stage name due to the similarity to the name Mickie James.
More news on Scott Steiner's status in TNA Source: PWTorch.com
Says one fellow wrestler regarding Scott Steiner: "If Scott has a decent, hard match where he takes five or ten bumps, he is feeling much more pain than the average beat up wrestler [and he feels it for up to] 24 hours after the match.” The day after he wrestles he walks and moves like a 70 year old. Most wrestlers didn't think he would return from the torn trachea he suffered wrestling in Puerto Rico where he took a kick to the throat, let alone still wrestle to this day.
There is sympathy for Scott backstage in TNA despite his reputation, which at one point was one of the worst in the business. There was one time in WCW where Terry Taylor was so shaken up over his threats that he changed all of his flights just to avoid Steiner. Steiner ended up being sent home over the July 4th weekend, and later joked to friends that if they wanted a paid vacation just pick on Taylor like he did. Another WCW story is that before an episode of Nitro in January 2000, Scott was told by management not to drive the n.W.o. Hummer vehicle over 60 miles an hour. One of the first things he did was see how fast the truck could drive and blew out the engine requiring thousands of dollars worth of repairs. It was during that time frame that WCW threatened to press charges on him for alleged threads made toward Ric Flair in a parking lot, and warned Steiner that if they did press charges he would be in violation of his probation. They were going to fine him and suspend him instead of pressing charges, but his contract prohibited any kind of fine or suspension, so they did neither.
Probably his most famous incident was the fight with DDP backstage at Nitro after Scott cut an unauthorized promo on Page on live TV, and Page picked a fight with him as soon as he walked back through the curtain. It took about seven wrestlers to pry Scott off of Dallas Page and one wrestler said Steiner tried to take his eye out. One report said Steiner filed his nails earlier in the day and if he hadn’t, Page might have lost an eye. Some felt Page deserved it while others felt he only got so much heat because of his wife Kimberly’s attitude.
Thus far Scott is said to be a pleasure to work with in TNA. Even during his last WWE run he kept to himself and was professional, but quiet and would only socialize if someone tried to talk to him first.
Johnny Curtis and Tyler Recks defeats DH Smith and TJ Wilson (Curtis and Recks are the new tag champs) DJ Gabriel w/ Alicia Fox defeats John Cutler Hade Vansen defeats Yamamoto Ricky Ortiz, Scotty Goldman and Kizarny defeats Jack Swagger, Gavin Spears and Dolph Ziggler Eric Escobar defeats Drew Mcintyre, Joe Henning, Sheamus O' Shaunessy (Eric Escobar new fcw champ)
Scott Steiner is said to be in pretty rough shape, but then again he has been that way since the final year of WCW. There was a point in time where he would warm up for a full hour before going out for a match, and another time when after a 10 minute match he couldn't pick up a napkin he dropped in a hotel, but when he finally did manage to get down on one knee to pick it up he grabbed his back and had to lie down on a couch to relieve the pain. Steiner’s days in the ring may be numbed, as he had made it clear to friends he has no interest in appearing on camera if he looks feeble or injured. He was once working through back pain so bad that he couldn’t do any flat-back bumps and had to fall to his side or to his knees, and explain later to the wrestlers that he wasn’t trying to no-sell their moves but he simply couldn’t do the back bumps.
Steiner is said to be pretty hard on himself, and most of the locker room feels bad for him at times despite his reputation as an absolute lunatic who has threatened people’s lives over booking decisions. In WCW, Jeff Jarrett was always known as the guy who could keep Scott under control and calm him down.
Says one fellow wrestler regarding Scott‘s health: "He can't bend over and tie his shoe because of his lower back pain. His stretching routine before matches is barbaric just so he has the mobility to get through a match because he's wound so tight. His back is so bad watching him go through a 12 step process to sit in a car seat is excruciating. It's so not a secret that his back causes him tremendous pain and is an overwhelming concern in his life every day"
Friends continue to encourage Steiner to back off on his muscle-mass, but Steiner continues to be stubborn and prioritize being as big as possible over all else. He never misses a work out and fans said they saw him at a gym in Hawaii while he was there on his honeymoon. Steiner is still financially set from his WCW days and real estate ventures with his brother, but there is tremendous pressure for him to retire due to his physical condition. With so many TNA wrestlers on the shelf, the loss of Steiner would be a major blow to the company.
- Rey Mysterio and John Laurinaitis have agreed to all terms on a new WWE contract, but we don't know if it's on paper and officially signed yet. Internal speculation is that Rey has agreed to terms on a three-year deal with a two-year option. Rey's current contract with WWE expires shortly and would have been done already but it was extended due to him being out of action for a lengthy period with injuries as the standard WWE contract allows them to extend the time frame on the deal if the talent is out for a long period of time.
To update Kevin Nash's health status, he had his elbow lanced yesterday due to the bad staph infection he's suffered over the weekend. He is on heavy antibiotics and doctors are still awaiting test results. While TNA said the infection was suffered while overseas, PWInsider.com reports that sources have indicated the infection may have been caused by some recent tattoo he had done. There is still a lot of concern for Nash's health.
-- Robert Roode suffered an ankle injury during the three-way tag title match at last night's pay-per-view. No word yet on how long he will be out of action. Roode & partner James Storm regained the TNA World Tag Team Championships from Consequences Creed & Jay Lethal at last night's show.
-- As reported yesterday, Kevin Nash has a staph infection in the elbow and was hospitalized as a result. In an update on the situation, he is undergoing elbow surgery today. No word yet on how long he'll be out.
Sting was in a lot of pain before and after last night's TNA Genesis pay-per-view, reports prowrestling.net. Sting recently underwent knee surgery and is having a hard time moving around. TNA did an injury angle with Rhino so Sting could have a simple match with him. It's been speculated that Sting's ongoing knee problems will make this year his last year in wrestling. His current contract with TNA expires late this year.
DJ Gabriel & Alicia Fox def. Paul & Katie Lea Burchill Boogeyman def. local competitor Jack Swagger def. Matt Hardy (ECW Championship Match)
SIOUX CITY, Iowa – There’s a new champion ruling the Land of the Extreme. On a monumental ECW on Sci Fi, the “All-American American” Jack Swagger was victorious over Matt Hardy to claim the ECW Championship Tuesday night.
Jack Swagger def. Matt Hardy (ECW Championship Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) The “All-American American” showed the swagger of a champion on Tuesday’s ECW on Sci Fi when he defeated Matt Hardy for the ECW Title. Swagger smartly targeted Hardy’s left arm throughout their brutal match, inflicting damage on the limb Hardy uses most in the Twist of Fate. Despite the strong energy of the WWE Universe behind him, Hardy was unable to stop Swagger’s momentum. The All-American American threw Hardy forehead-first into an exposed turnbuckle and quickly landed the gutwrench powerbomb to pin Hardy for the win.
Swagger, who came to the Land of the Extreme four months ago as a part of ECW General Manager Theodore Long’s New Superstar Initiative, has proven he’s the future of ECW. The cocky, undefeated All-American American is poised for greatness as the Jack Swagger era has officially begun on ECW.
Tommy Dreamer’s announcement (WATCH | PHOTOS) Tommy Dreamer made an emotional speech to the WWE Universe on Tuesday. The ECW Original reflected on his Extreme, 19-year career and admitted today’s competition is younger, stronger and faster. To prove he can still compete in WWE, Dreamer said he must win the ECW Championship before his contract expires on June 6 or else he’ll leave the Land of the Extreme. The ECW Original poignantly vowed he’ll be ECW Champion again.
DJ Gabriel & Alicia Fox def. Paul & Katie Lea Burchill (PHOTOS) Dancing duo DJ Gabriel & Alicia Fox boogied their way to a mixed tag team win on ECW against siblings Paul & Katie Lea Burchill. Devious Katie Lea Burchill’s interference led to a battle between the Divas outside the ring. Meanwhile, Gabriel landed a flying European uppercut on Paul Burchill for the victory.
Boogeyman def. local competitor (PHOTOS) Boogeyman once again dominated a local competitor on ECW. The Superstar who hails from the Bottomless Pit quickly earned another victory. Boogeyman once again sealed his win with a gruesome worming of his opponent.
SMACKDOWN! SPOILER:Michelle McCool just defeated Victoria at the SmackDown! taping set to air this Friday. After the match, Victoria announced her retirement. We're not sure if this is an angle just yet but there had been rumors that Victoria had been considering calling it a career. She denied these rumors later in a blog post but we have still been hearing the same thing.
Former TNA Knockout and WWE Diva Gail Kim, who is waiting to start again with WWE as part of the SmackDown brand, posted the following on her official website’s forum:
“I know everyone is becoming so impatient when it comes to knowing when im going to start wrestling again….all I can say is to be patient. I will hopefully make it all worth the wait when I finally return to the ring at least i will try my hardest to!”
It appears that WWE is working towards referee Scott Armstrong working with Randy Orton and his Legacy group. On tonight’s RAW, Armstrong counted to three in Orton’s match with Kane when it clearly was a two count, as shown on the replays. Armstrong, who would be considered second generation, walked away from the ring like nothing had happened, ignoring Kane’s pleas.
Maybe they’re doing something with Orton, Rhodes and Manu employing the services of the second generation referee. Armstrong is the older son of Bob Armstrong and the brother of Brad, Steve and Brian (BG James in TNA). Armstrong has wrestled over the years but has refereed for WWE since 2006, after having stints with WCW and TNA.
Shawn Michaels def. World Heavyweight Champion John Cena (non-title match) Melina & Kelly Kelly vs. Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix & Jillian ended in a no contest Randy Orton def. Kane Intercontinental Champion William Regal def. CM Punk by disqualification Rey Mysterio def. World Tag Team Champion The Miz
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - With less than two weeks to go before the Royal Rumble, and Mr. McMahon making his heralded return next week, the WWE Universe may have expected this week’s Raw to provide a breather before things hit the fan. But they were shocked numerous times as Ted DiBiase made a surprise return, Rosa Mendes again attacked Melina and Stephanie McMahon, fed up with the condescending Superstar, fired Chris Jericho. Perhaps the biggest moment, however, was when Shawn Michaels stopped the show with his defeat of World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, on HBK’s “WrestleMania night.”
Shawn Michaels def. World Heavyweight Champion John Cena with JBL's distraction (WATCH | PHOTOS) In the night’s main event, Shawn Michaels competed in a non-title match against World Heavyweight Champion John Cena, as JBL looked on from HBK’s corner. The Longhorn Loudmouth currently holds Michaels in his employ and hoped to watch as The Showstopper softened up The Champ prior to his title defense against JBL at the Royal Rumble. Though HBK was eager to show the WWE Universe that he was still the same Superstar, he wasn’t given an opportunity to win the fight cleanly, as JBL both pushed the rope toward Michaels to break up a pin, and caused a distraction for The Champ, allowing his employee to pick up the win with some Sweet Chin Music in a contest that the self-proclaimed “wrestling god” declared HBK’s “WrestleMania.”
Melina & Kelly Kelly vs. Women’s Champion Beth Phoenix & Jillian ended in a no contest after Rosa Mendes’ attack on Melina; Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes & Santino Marella announced as Royal Rumble participants (WATCH | PHOTOS) Prior to her match, Melina was attacked before she could even make it to the ring to join her partner, Kelly Kelly. WWE Champion Beth Phoenix’s crazed No. 1 fan, Rosa Mendes, had disguised herself as one of Melina’s paparazzi, and assaulted the red-carpet Diva on the entrance ramp. Kelly Kelly went to assist her tag partner as security escorted Mendes (who had been banned by Stephanie McMahon one week prior) out of the arena, but The Glamazon & Jillian took advantage of the situation to attack Phoenix’s Royal Rumble opponent Melina as well as Kelly.
Meanwhile, in the locker room area, Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes celebrated the earlier beating they administered to Manu & Sim Snuka. After DiBiase reconciled with Orton, the three revealed that both DiBiase and Rhodes will participate in the Royal Rumble and began to make plans. Elsewhere, Santino Marella left a meeting with Stephanie McMahon, elated that he will also be competing in the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match.
Randy Orton def. Kane; Ted DiBiase, Manu & Sim Snuka attacked Orton & Cody Rhodes, but DiBiase turned on his associates (WATCH | PHOTOS) Attempting to exact vengeance on Randy Orton for his one-night liaison with Kelly Kelly, Kane took on the Legend Killer one-on-one. Orton managed to just barely squeak out a win over the Big Red Monster, as the referee failed to notice that Kane had raised his shoulder just prior to the three-count. Orton and his associate Cody Rhodes’ celebration didn’t last long however, as they were interrupted by Manu and Snuka, bitter over being kicked out of Orton’s “Legacy.” The two then revealed their back-up, the second-generation Superstar they had earlier alluded to, Ted DiBiase. The three dove into the ring for a stand-off with Orton & Rhodes. To Manu & Snuka’s dismay, however, DiBiase turned on them, and joined Orton & Rhodes in brutalizing the excommunicated second-generation Superstars.
Manu & Sim Snuka plan to attack Randy Orton As Cody Rhodes conversed with Mickie James in the locker room area, he was approached by his former associates, Manu & Sim Snuka. Upset about being booted from Randy Orton’s new group, Manu & Snuka informed Rhodes of their plan to attack the Legend Killer later in the night. The two also gave Rhodes a chance to join them and the other, mysterious second-generation Superstar they brought with them.
Intercontinental Champion William Regal def. CM Punk by disqualification (PHOTOS) One week prior, during an Intercontinental Championship Match, William Regal lost to CM Punk due to a disqualification, allowing him to retain the title. After the contest, Stephanie McMahon decreed that the two would have another match the following week, but if Regal again lost by disqualification, the title would be awarded to the Straightedge Superstar. The two faced again in Sioux City, Iowa, but this time it was Punk who was disqualified, rendering William Regal the winner, and still Intercontinental Champion.
Later, as the Intercontinental Champion was celebrating his win with the lovely Layla, he was approached by Stephanie McMahon. The Executive Vice President, stating that neither the audience nor herself were satisfied, again set another match between Punk and Regal, but to ensure that it has a definite finish, she made next week’s contest a No Disqualification Match.
Rey Mysterio def. World Tag Team Champion The Miz; Mike Knox attacked Mysterio (PHOTOS) On Raw, Rey Mysterio competed in a match against The Miz, who along with his fellow World Tag Team Champion, John Morrison, was announced as a participant in the Royal Rumble Match. The Master of the 619 hoped to gain revenge for he and Kofi Kingston’s defeat last week at the hands of the Shaman of Sexy & the "Chick Magnet." The Ultimate Underdog got what he was looking for, but after the match was again attacked by the vicious Mike Knox. Utilizing his quickness, Mysterio was able to turn the attack around on the Desert Destroyer.
Stephanie McMahon fired Chris Jericho (WATCH | PHOTOS) Stephanie McMahon opened Raw by sharing her apparent excitement for Mr. McMahon’s return. Before she could get very far, however, the Executive Vice President was interrupted by Chris Jericho, who not only called Stephanie a liar, but intimated that the Chairman would replace JBL in the World Heavyweight Championship Match with Jericho at the Royal Rumble. After being told by Jericho that she cannot run Raw properly, the Executive Vice President attempted to place the first-ever Undisputed Champion in a match, in which he refused to participate. As a reaction to Jericho’s insubordination, Stephanie McMahon barred the arrogant Superstar from competing in the Royal Rumble and promptly fired him, Jericho’s second time being let go from WWE.
Robert William "Bob" Howard (Grants Pass, (Oregon), 29 januari 1963) is een Amerikaanse professionele worstelaar die werkt voor World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), beter gekend met zijn worstelnaam Hardcore Holly. Howard worstelt momenteel voor RAW. Sinds zijn titelverlies tegen Rhodes en Dibiasi hebben we Holly niet meer terug gezeien op TV. Hij zou niet al te goed liggen backstage en heeft zijn kans misschien wel verkeken hierdoor
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Jeff Jarrett was in a lot pain backstage following his match with Kurt Angle at last night's pay-per-view. The injury occurred when Angle suplexed Jarrett off the stage and overshot the table that was set up on the floor. Jarrett gutted out the pain and finished the match, but was in rough shape when he came through the curtain. Also, he was stretchered out of the ring for an angle and not due to the injury he suffered performing the spot.
As reported earlier, Kevin Nash missed last night's TNA Genesis pay-per-view due to a staph infection in his elbow. Officials didn't know for sure that Nash would be off the show until late in the afternoon. Officials were left scrambling and didn't have many options other than using Kip James as a replacement in the match. The usual jokes popped up backstage due to Nash's history of missing shows, but he had a legitimate medical issue.
During tonight's TNA Genesis Pay-Per-View, it was announced that Main Event Mafia star Kevin Nash would be unable to compete in his scheduled match because he was hospitalized earlier today.
For those wondering whether Nash's absense was part of a storyline or a legit injury - it's legit. Nash was hospitalized earlier today in Charlotte, North Carolina with a severe staph infection in his elbow. There is a lot of concern backstage at Genesis regarding Nash's condition and there is fear he may have blood poisoning.
OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM THE 2009 "GENESIS" PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT
- Hernandez of the LAX won an elimination tag team match - Alex Shelley def. Chris Sabin to become the new X Division Champion - Shane Sewell def. Sheik Abdul Bashir - Beer Money def. Abyss/Matt Morgan & Jay Lethal/Conequences Creed to regain the TNA World Tag Team Titles - ODB won a Knockouts Tag Team Match to earn a Women's Title shot - Kurt Angle def. Jeff Jarrett in a bloody and violent epic - "The Icon" Sting def. Rhino to retain the TNA World Heavyweight Title - Mick Foley, AJ Styles & Brother Devon def. Booker T, Scott Steiner and Kip James when Foley beat Steiner
Note: Scroll down to see photos from the PPV broadcast!
Missed the "Genesis" Pay-Per-View event? Replays are available all week long on major Pay-Per-View providers, including InDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network, TVN and Viewer's Choice! Call your cable provider for details, or check your programming guide for availability.
Results from the Pay-Per-View are as follows:
- In a bonus bout, the team of The Latin American Xchange and Eric Young won a six man tag team elimination match, beating Jimmy Rave, Kiyoshi and "The Guru" Sonjay Dutt. Hernandez last eliminated Jimmy Rave to win the bout.
- Alex Shelley became the new TNA Wrestling X Division champion, beating fellow Motor City Machineguns tag team partner Chris Sabin in an amazing tournament final. However, Shelley faked an ankle injury in order to get the quick pin, something that may not sit well with Sabin.
- In addition to Christy Hemme's injury, it was announced that Kevin Nash would be unable to compete tonight due to a staph infection. Also, Rhino hadn't arrived at the arena yet.
- Referee Shane Sewell beat Sheik Abdul Bashir after Earl Heber helped Sewell get the win. After the match, the other TNA officials celebrated with Sewell.
- Beer Money regained the TNA World Tag Team Championship in a three-way match over the teams of Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed and Abyss & Matt Morgan. Miscommunication by Morgan and Abyss (Abyss accidentally hit his partner with the TNA Tag Team Title) led to Robert Roode getting the win over Morgan in the end. Following the bout, Abyss and Morgan almost came to blows, but cooler heads prevailed.
- In the back, Kurt Angle admitted to Jim Cornette that the Main Event Mafia attacked Rhino earlier that day at the hotel. Rhino's whereabouts were still unknown.
- Due to a neck injury that will require surgery, Christy Hemme was unable to compete for the TNA Women's Championship. As a result, a Knockout Tag Team match was held with ODB, Roxxi and Taylor Wilde vs. Rhaka Khan, Raisha Saeed and Sojournor Bolt, with the winner earning a Women's Title shot. ODB ended up getting the pin on Saeed, thereby winning a shot at Kong's gold. After the bout, Kong came to the ring and joined the rest of her alliance in annihilating ODB, Roxxi and Taylor!
- In a bloody, violent, chaotic and emotional bout, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle defeated TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett in their epic rematch, held under no disqualification rules. It was an all-out brawl, with Jarrett taking everything Angle could punish him with, including a steel chair and an Olympic Slam off the entrance ramp through a table! In the end, Jarrett (bloodied and barely able to walk) attempted to cover Angle, but the Olympian reversed it into a backslide for the win. After the bout, Angle continued to attack Jarrett and trapped his ankle in the steel chair while he stomped on it! Jarrett was taken from the ring on a stretcher by EMTs.
- In the TNA World Heavyweight Championship match, "The Icon" Sting successfully defended against a bloodied and battered Rhino, who had been attacked earlier in the day by members of The Main Event Mafia and was able to make it to the arena just before the bout. However, Rhino was beaten down by the champion, who eventually got the win with the Scorpion Deathdrop to retain the gold!
-In the main event, TNA Executive Shareholder Mick Foley made his successful in-ring return by teaming with AJ Styles and Brother Devon to defeat Scott Steiner, Booker T and Kip James (subbing for Kevin Nash). Foley got the win in the bout, beating Scott Steiner in the end. At one point, the referee stopped the match and ordered a double-countout, but Mick Foley restarted it under hardcore rules! (via his power as Executive Shareholder).
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