TNA star to have a role in Iron Man II? Posted by Randy Gordon on 02/22/2009 at 01:16 AM
The Pain Clinic with Matt Morgan Hosts: Rich "Cashman" Jones, Murph, JZ, The Artiste, and Dangerboy Available on Hot Talk 1280 WHTK and at FeelThePain.net.
Matt Morgan joins the show and right off the bat we discussed his status with American Gladiators and Matt tells us that as far as he knows it's not cancelled. Matt said it hasn't been shut down just yet. He's still doing PR for the show.
He talks about visiting Afghanistan on a PR venture with American Gladiators and he talks about what that was like. Being seven feet tall, it's hard to protect him during the visit.
We ask Matt about teaming with Brutus Magnus last week on TNA's Impact. He talks about both of them being a Gladiator with Brutus being on the UK version of the show. This leads Matt talking about his motivation when he was doing the show. He loved American Gladiators growing up and he wanted to be the arrogant heel of the show.
Matt talks about hanging with Hulk Hogan during the tapings. Hulk would tell him about seeing him on Impact and gave him tips on his character. He agreed with Matt about being the heel character on American Gladiators. Hulk put Matt over huge in his debut on Gladiators.
Matt talks about possibly being cast as Doomsday on the WB show Smallville. Matt originally was trying out for another part. He was too big for the character but when they realized his size they figured he would be great for the part of Doomsday. Unfortunately that part was already cast for Season 8. They are trying to write him into Smallville's 9th season (next fall) as the Doomsday character.
This leads into Matt talking about possibly being cast in Ironman II as a villain but he can't talk anymore about it. He attributes the interest in him by casting directors to the work he's done on American Gladiators. He talks about all the great things that have happened since appearing on the show.
He talks about an old fan site that closed recently. He used to be involved with it but not anymore. He's not on Facebook or Myspace.
Matt talks about seeing The Wrestler with the locker room of TNA while in the UK. He loved the movie and he thought Mickey Rourke did a great job. He thought that maybe they could have shown Mickey's character as being more successful in the past and enjoying the popularity. He felt the characterization of Mickey's character was a downer.
This leads to Matt talking about working with Jim Cornette in WWE as well as TNA. Jim is a great mentor and helped him go over every match and every promo. He puts Jim over big time.
Matt talks about what he and his wife did on Valentine's Day. He talks about his wife and how she helped motivate him when times where tough.
Matt talks about working TNA's house shows coming up in March. TNA will be in OVW territory and he's going to catchup with some of his boys when he's there.
Matt talks about his recent surgery and working after a procedure and getting eight inches of stitches five days before the PPV.
X Division wrestler Sonjay Dutt, 26, is the latest wrestler to part ways with TNA. His contract was coming up next month and the two sides weren't able to come to terms on a new deal.
The departure caught a few people by surprise as he was a big part of the company's face in India, where Impact is a high rated show.
While he hadn't been used much in recent months, his name was still coming up in creative meetings as recently as last week, so company officials were looking to keep him on board until sometime this weekend.
As a result of Dutt's departure from the organization, it remains to be seen where SoCal Val goes from here. She had been working as his valet in recent months following the conclusion of his feud with "Black Machismo" Jay Lethal.
The TNA website has already removed his profile from the roster page, thus confirming his departure from the organization.
Scotty Goldman, who was future endeavored by World Wrestling Entertainment this afternoon, posted the following blog on his MySpace account acknowledging his departure from the company and immediate plans:
SEEYA!!!!! Yes. I was released by WWE.
There's only two things that are on my mind right now.
1) Move back to Chicago 2) Go to England and Professionally Wrestle Johnny Saint
There'll be a lot more to come, but for now, sit tight.
Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool def. Maria & Eve Torres (Divas Tag Team Match) Montel Vontavious Porter def. United States Champion Shelton Benjamin & Chavo Guerrero (Handicap Match) Umaga def. Scotty Goldman Jeff Hardy def. Edge (DQ) (Non-Title Match)
PORTLAND, Ore. – In the stunning wake of No Way Out, an Ultimate Opportunist brings the World Heavyweight Championship back to SmackDown, a brother’s hatred fuels another vicious insurgence and a restored king makes a furious decree.
Jeff Hardy def. Edge (DQ) (Non-Title Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) After making history by competing in two Elimination Chamber matches in one night at No Way Out, new World Heavyweight Champion Edge made his gleeful return to Friday Night SmackDown. When the Rated-R Superstar denied the emerging Jeff Hardy his challenge, Hardy ridiculed the champion’s relationship with his wife before hitting him with a Twist of Fate. (PHOTOS) An embarrassed Edge then told General Manager Vickie Guerrero that he would be facing Hardy later that night.
At the climax of their whirlwind match, Hardy hit Edge with the Swanton Bomb. Victory seemed imminent for the high-flying Superstar, when from out of nowhere, Matt Hardy attacked, hitting his brother with a Twist of Fate of his own. As the smoke cleared, Matt challenged an unconscious Jeff to a match next week.
J.R.’s Exclusive Interview with WWE Champion Triple H about the events on this week’s Monday Night Raw(WATCH) In an exclusive interview, Triple H told J.R. that when Randy Orton put his hands on his wife, Stephanie McMahon – following weeks of attacks on the McMahon family - he "crossed the line" that he can never come back from. The Game was too upset to finish the interview, ripping the microphone from his shirt and leaving without a word. However, with word that The King of Kings will be at Raw to confront Orton this Monday night, one can only speculate on the horrific ramifications that will follow.
Divas Champion Maryse & Michelle McCool def. Maria & Eve Torres (Divas Tag Team Match) (PHOTOS) Maryse made her return to action, entering into a seemingly bittersweet tag team partnership with the foe she defeated for the Divas Championship, Michelle McCool. While Eve was mounting an offense on Maryse in the corner and the referee was distracted by getting Maria out of the ring, Michelle delivered a powerful kick to Eve’s head, paving the way for Maryse to pick up the win.
World Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison have their Valentine's Day date with the Bella Twins (WATCH) WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo disguised themselves as waiters to disturb the Valentine’s Day date that Miz & Morrison won with Nikki & Brie Bella one week ago. But their plan ended in disaster when The Colons accidentally threw two pies into the Bella Twins’ faces. Next week, Carlito and Primo will defend their Tag Team Championships against the “Dirt Sheet” duo. If Miz & Morrison can prove victorious, they will become the Undisputed Tag Team Champions.
Montel Vontavious Porter vs. United States Champion Shelton Benjamin & Chavo Guerrero (Handicap Match) (PHOTOS) Following the sneak attack by the Gold Standard last week and post-match Frog Splash by Chavo Guerrero, MVP attempted to recruit tag team partner R-Truth to extract his revenge. However, Benjamin & Guerrero took out R-Truth as he was making his entrance, prompting the Ballin’ Superstar to take both on in a Handicap Match.
When Benjamin tagged himself in just as Guerrero was closing in on the win, Chavo turned his outrage on his partner. He hit the Gold Standard with the Frog Splash before taking off, leaving MVP to execute the Drive-By on the dazed United States Champion. As a result, MVP added another victory to his winning streak as the race for the United States Championship continues to heat up.
Umaga def. Scotty Goldman (PHOTOS) Umaga decimated Scotty Goldman as he has every Superstar that has crossed his path since his return to WWE. Despite some comical words by Goldman about his opponent Umaga prior to the match, he wasn’t laughing for long. Umaga laid waste to Goldman, hitting a combination chokeslam, Samoan Spike for another impressive victory.
SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero disputes Undertaker’s opponent at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania (WATCH what she had to say on SmackDown).
Tommy Dreamer says that he was in trouble with WWE management last week after speaking about behind-the-scenes topics and ratings in his latest blog on WWE Universe, which you can read in its entirety here.
“Well it seems that my last blog caused quite a stir with some of the higher ups in WWE. I guess you are not supposed to talk about ratings or other stuff that goes on behind the scenes. Well I have been a leader of a revolution before so I guess that makes me a rebel, so why stop now.” Dreamer said on his latest WWE Universe blog.
Dreamer goes on to talk about John Morrison and The Miz who he is currently feuding against on ECW calling them "pathetic" and "not only embarrassing to myself but several other WWE people."
Former WWE Diva Victoria posted a new blog on her MySpace page where she talks about training hard for MMA. The following is her blog:
Vomit in My Hair
Hey MySpacers !!!
Yeah, that's right. I had vomit in my hair. I've been training like nobody's business. All sorts of insane MMA workouts and exercises that only a sadist could think of. I really feel like I'm making incredible progress. But the other day, I ate too close to a workout. And I threw up. Puke in my own hair. I'm not in Diva-Land anymore. Just call me Pukey McBarfov. I haven't trained this hard since my fitness competition days.
I will be making an appearance at the Carl Casper Auto Show in Louisville on Friday and Saturday night from 7-9 PM. It will be right across from my Black Widow Customs booth at the show where I will be showing my latest build, that we literally are finishing at the show! It is "The Green Machine", and it was so much fun to put together. Both nights I will be with members of my MMA training team. Friday night it will be UFC and Pride Veteran Alex "The Brazilian Killa" Stiebling.
I had a blast in Chicago at the Chicago Auto Show last week. I ate so much good food too. One night, I went to Chinatown's Three Happiness restaurant and ate Chicken Feet. Another night, I went to Brazzaz, a Brazilian steakhouse where they keep bringing meats around on skewers until you ask them to stop. I also had Sushi at SushiSamba, a restaurant that I always go to with Lillian when I'm in New York, but is now in Chicago.
I don't know if I ever mentioned that my doggie adoption went through. I adopted Sophie, a pit bull. She is super happy and friendly, but she definitely needs the obedience school that I've already signed her up for. I'm gonna try to post pics with my blogs. This is my first attempt. If you see pics, it's because I'm smart. If you don't, it's definitely the computer's fault...
The Peterborough Examiner in Canada interviewed Bobby Roode. He said he has just signed a new five year deal with TNA. He said that they don't usually offer contracts for that length so he is happy with the deal. He was quoted as saying: "Professionally I'm very happy and financially they have put me in a very good spot. I'm happy all the way around." He said there was some interest from the WWE but his heart was with TNA so it was a no brainer for him. He also talked about wanting to work as a singles again.
TNA Lost the "Off The Wagon" Challege and in storyline is the reason he is leaving TNA, as noted in TNA's release below that was posted on the TNA website. Petey's contract is not being renewed. Although last night Impact is likely his last TNA appearance he is still under contract for several more weeks.
TNA WRESTLING SAYS GOODBYE TO PETEY WILLIAMS
On Thursday's "iMPACT!", the team of Eric Young and Petey Williams lost to TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money, Inc. in the ongoing "Off The Wagon" challenge.
Williams was pinned in the bout, and as a result of the match stipulations, he is no longer a member of the TNA Wrestling roster.
Williams first debuted in TNA Wrestling in February 2004 as part of the "Team Canada" faction. Williams claimed two X Division Championship reigns during his TNA career and also earned multiple "Finisher Of The Year" honors for his devastating "Canadian Piledriver".
TNA Wrestling wishes Petey all the best, as he was respected both in and out of the ring by his peers.
According to sources, Beer Money, Inc. plan to continue the "Off The Wagon" challenge in the coming weeks.
TNA Wrestling is currently taping next week’s edition of Imapct from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Below are ongoing taping results that are being called in from our Wrestling News World Orlando correspondent Julio Hernandez.
* Roxxi b. Madison Rayne via pinfall.
* ODB b. Raisha Saeed via pinfall.
TNA Impact (Airing on 2/19 on Spike TV):
* A video is shown of Jeremy Borash with Jim Cornette talking to Jeff Jarrett in his office. Cornette is trying to convince Jarrett to not allow the empty arena match between Sting and Kurt Angle for insurance purposes. Cornette asks Mick Foley to help him convince Jarrett not to let it happen. Foley says the match could work during halftime of the Super Bowl, obviously taking a subtle shot at WWE. Jarrett says he’s thinking of allowing the match.
* Kurt Angle comes out and cuts a promo in the ring. He says Sting violated the code for the Main Event Mafia. Angle demands Jeff Jarrett to allow the empty arena match between him and Sting, and then leaves the ring.
* The Motor City Machineguns b. Lethal Consequences in a tag team Street Fight when Alex Shelley pinned Consequences Creed.
* A video is shown of Jim Cornette announcing that Jeff Jarrett has decided to allow the empty arena match between Kurt Angle and TNA Champion Sting. No fans, no referee, no wrestlers.
* A video is shown of the Main Event Mafia mus Sting. Kurt Angle talks about being the leader. Other members try and talk Angle out of the empty arena match. Booker T leaves and is walking down the hallway when AJ Styles takes him out.
* TNA Tag Team Champions Beer Money, Inc. cut a promo in the ring, saying they have issued an open challenge to anyone for their titles. The stipulation being if Beer Money wins, the losing team must leave TNA for good and they can’t comeback wearing a mask or in any other role for the company.
* Shane Sewell & LAX b. Matt Morgan, Sheik Abdul Bashir, & Brutus Magnus when Sewell pins Bashir.
* Jim Cornette comes out to the broadcast table and announces that two guys have accepted Beer Money’s tag team challenge. He wouldn’t reveal who they are but said they are two guys reuniting.
* Taylor Wilde w/Roxxi & Governor Palin b. Angelina Love w/Velvet Sky & Cute Kip via pinfall.
* Beer Money, Inc. b. Team Canada (Eric Young & Petey Williams) to retain when Robert Roode pinned Petey Williams. As a result, Young and Williams have to leave TNA. After the match, the crowd gives an emotional Petey Williams and Eric Young a standing ovation.
With no Playboy push this year -- and no huge feud going on at the moment -- the possibility of a Divas match taking place at Wrestlemania 25 remains in question.
A possible Divas match still remains unplanned at this point and time, but a few of the Divas are pushing hard to be included on WWE's biggest show of the year as they are tossing out ideas to the creative team.
In another note, the word backstage is that Undertaker is using his pull to get girlfriend Michelle McCool a spot on the Wrestlemania 25 card.
WWE Contacts Released Legend For Jericho Storyline
World Wrestling Entertainment contacted recently released employee Sgt. Slaughter to check up on his availability for a possible upcoming on-air appearance. A well-placed source said that the idea is to bring Sgt. Slaughter into the ongoing Chris Jericho storyline involving the WWE legends, reports ProWrestling.net.
Nothing has been confirmed on if WWE has anything planned for Sgt. Slaughter, however they have contacted him as well as other WWE Hall of Fame members to take part in the Chris Jericho storyline.
For the past several months, Triple H has been rumored to play the leading role of "Thor" the movie that is set to begin filming in July.
A casting notice has been released by the producers asking for an actor in his 20s, however Triple H turns 40 years old on July 27. The casting notice describes the role as "physically powerful, very handsome, occasionally egotistical, petulant and wild".
Daniel Craig and Kevin McKidd have also been rumored for the role of a partially disabled doctor who becomes the hammer-wielding hero.
The movie is expected to arrive in cinemas a year after filming begins on July 16, 2010.
WWE Raw diva Candice Michelle doesn't care where she ends up during the upcoming 2009 Draft rearranging talent on Raw, Smackdown, and ECW. She just wants to wrestle.
Candice claims she's working on a few new moves for when she's back in the ring wrestling full-time and she's becoming frustrated by her lack of TV time.
"I promise you I have stuff in the works and I will be back on top," Candice said on a WWE live blog during Sunday's No Way Out PPV. "Matter of fact, I hate not working!"
Candice wouldn't mind moving to Smackdown where she there is "enormous talent" and she could go after Maryse's Divas Title.
"I wanna fricken wrestle and I'm doing everything to get back to where I was!" Candice said, referring to a major shoulder injury and subsequent re-injury of the same area that kept her off TV throughout 2008.
- The USA Network was the top rated cable network in prime time for the sixth straight week, according to PWInsider.com. For the week ending February 15, USA averaged 3.22 million viewers in prime time. WWE RAW was once again their top rated show for the week.
- While visiting Wrestlemania.com this morning, I noticed that Stone Cold Steve Austin has been removed from WWE's official Wrestlemania 25 wallpaper. Click here to see the new wallpaper with John Cena replacing Steve Austin.
As reported earlier, last Thursday’s edition of TNA iMPACT drew a 1.22 cable rating and 1.7 million viewers. It was the third largest viewing audience in the history of the show. It would appear that the bump in the rating was as a result of the the older Male demographic as it drew some of its best numbers. The show did a 1.17 in Males 35-49 (the all-time record for the program), as well as a 1.14 in Males 50+. The show drew a 0.89 in Males 18-34, which was also up.
The big winner of the night was the 9-Women Gauntlet Match featuring Angelina Love, Taylor Wilde, Velvet Sky, Sojournor Bolt, Roxxi, Madison Rayne, Raisha Saeed, Rhaka Khan and ODB. The match was a big hit as it gained 125,000 viewers, peaking with a 1.33 quarter hour. This number appears to be the highest rated quarter hour in the history of the company — that wasn’t the first quarter coming off a lead-in show such as CSI or UFC with big ratings. I believe a Gail Kim vs. Awesome Kong match that aired early last year drew a 1.32 quarter hour, and TNA has definitely never drawn above a 1.35 because it would therefore round up to a 1.4 quarter hour. The show’s rating plummeted following the Knockouts match as viewers tuned out by the droves. The Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley vs. Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed match following the Knockouts lost 195,000 viewers. X Division matches, especially ones featuring the Motor City Machine Guns for some reason, are usually big ratings losers as this isn’t the first time tens of thousands of viewers tuned out during a match featuring them. Viewers continued to tune out as the Beer Money, Inc. vs. Abyss & Rhino match lost 70,000 viewers — bringing the total viewer loss following the Knockouts match to 265,000. The show closing Kurt Angle vs. Sting match drew a slight bump, gaining 14,000 viewers to finish at a 1.15. iMPACT lost nearly 0.2 ratings points following the Knockouts match at the top of the hour.
In other ratings notes, Kurt Angle’s promo with Sting during the second quarter hour lost 14,000 viewers. The Scott Steiner vs. Petey Williams “No DQ Headdress On A Pole Match” gained 56,000 viewers.
According to data compiled by Neilson Media Research, the February 16th edition of WWE RAW did a 4.1 cable rating and averaged nearly 6 million viewers for the two hour broadcast. The hourly numbers were 3.86 and 4.35. The last time RAW drew a 4.1 was December 10, 2007, which is great news for WWE headed into WrestleMania season.
Sweet Papi Sanchez defeats Tyson Tarver W/ Byron Saxton Alicia Fox defeats Tiffany Johnny Curtis defeats Sheamus O'Shaunessy (DQ) Kris Logan and Johnny Prime defeats Jon Cutler and Dylan Klein W/ Wesley Holliday Kaval defeats TJ Wilson
New York Magazine caught up with Mickey Rourke last night at a fashion show in New York City and asked him about his involvement at Wrestlemania. "We're gonna go in support. Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and Ric Flair have been such a part of the movie," Rourke said. "So whatever support I can give back to all those people from WWE, I'm gonna do that." When the reporter asked Rourke why he backed out of his rumored match with Chris Jericho, NYMag.com writes that Rourke's publicist jumped in and said, "We don't need to talk about that."[/
Paul Burchill def. Boogeyman World Tag Team Champion John Morrison def. Tommy Dreamer Tyson Kidd def. local competitor Christian & Finlay def. ECW Champion Jack Swagger & Mark Henry
SPOKANE, Wash. – ECW Champion Jack Swagger’s post-No Way Out celebration came to a quick halt on ECW on Sci Fi. The returning Christian made it clear he’s after Swagger’s Extreme Title – and he’s ready to claim it next week.
Christian & Finlay def. ECW Champion Jack Swagger & Mark Henry (WATCH | PHOTOS) After successfully defending his ECW Championship against Finlay at No Way Out, Jack Swagger once again met the fighting Irishman who was joined by Christian This time, despite having Mark Henry in his corner, “The All-American American” lost a bit of his swagger to the returning Superstar.
The tag team match turned into an all-out brawl when Hornswoggle interfered as Henry picked up Christian in an attempt to deliver a World’s Strongest Slam. As the referee was distracted, Finlay bashed Henry in the head with his trusty shillelagh. After taking out Finlay, Swagger tried the gutwrench powerbomb on Christian but failed. It was the first time a Superstar ever got out of Swagger’s gutwrench powerbomb, and it was enough for Christian to get the pinfall for the tag team victory.
Captain Charisma is 2-0 against Swagger. Will Christian’s momentum continue? Can the returning Superstar defeat the cocky “The All-American American” for the ECW Championship? Tune in to ECW on Sci Fi next week to find out.
Paul Burchill def. Boogeyman (PHOTOS) In response to Paul Burchill’s Christian Bale-like rant on last week’s WWE Mobile on AT&T, ECW General Manager Theodore Long pitted the British Superstar against Boogeyman on ECW on Sci Fi. Since his return to the Land of the Extreme, Boogeyman was undefeated in singles action. This week, after turning his back to his opponent while reaching for his bag of worms, the Superstar from the Bottomless Pit was rolled up and defeated by Burchill. Despite his loss, Boogeyman still scared Burchill and his sister, Katie Lea, away from the ring, taunting them with his sac of nightcrawlers. How will Booegyman avenge his loss to Burchill? Will the British siblings continue to challenge this mysterious Superstar?
World Tag Team Champion John Morrison def. Tommy Dreamer (PHOTOS) Still seeking revenge for being mocked by the World Tag Team Champions, Tommy Dreamer met John Morrison in singles action this week. Although The Miz caused a great enough distraction that the referee forced him to leave ringside, the ECW Original was still defeated by the Shaman of Sexy with a Moonlight Drive. Later, Ricky Ortiz offered Dreamer one of his signature Ricky O. Rally Towels and told the ECW Original to “rally up.” Dreamer has vowed to walk away from WWE if he doesn’t win the ECW Championship before his contract expires in June. Will the ECW Original become the king of Extreme? Or will the road end for Dreamer this summer? Dreamer has vowed to walk away from WWE if he doesn’t win the ECW Championship before his contract expires in June. Will the ECW Original become the king of Extreme? Or will the road end for Dreamer this summer?
Tyson Kidd def. local competitor (WATCH | PHOTOS) With Natalya again in his corner, Tyson Kidd drove his record to 2-0 on ECW on Sci Fi. The newcomer – who is a student of the Hart Family Dungeon, personally trained by Bret “Hit Man” Hart – defeated a local competitor for the second week in a row. Kidd showed off his impressive skills, including a leg drop on the ring apron, which he followed by propelling himself over the top rope, landing a flying elbow drop before the pinfall. What will this new Superstar do next to impress the Land of the Extreme?
TNA has signed independent talent, Sarah Stock, according to PWInsider.com. A great Canadian performer, Stock (aka the Dark Angel) has been looked at by TNA for quite some time, but due to her commitments with CMLL out of Mexico, she was unable to be brought in earlier than now.
The departure of Gail Kim has definitely caused TNA to lose some momentum with their Knockout Division. Stock could be the talent to help with that void.
Women’s Champion Melina def. Beth Phoenix to retain Rey Mysterio def. Mike Knox Kane def. Jamie Noble Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase & William Regal def. Intercontinental Champion CM Punk & Cryme Tyme
SPOKANE, Wash. – After No Way Out, Raw was in flux, with the World Heavyweight Title having fallen into the clutches of SmackDown’s Edge and Randy Orton continuing his seemingly unstoppable quest to cement his “Legacy” at the expense of the McMahons’. The Legend Killer’s march through the McMahon family continued on Monday night as he punted Shane and RKO’d his sister, Stephanie. Orton’s actions were brutal and vicious enough to draw out Triple H, who rushed down the entrance ramp to tend to the fallen General Manager.
Randy Orton punted Shane McMahon and RKO’d Stephanie; WWE Champion Triple H rushed to the ring to tend to the Raw General Manager (PHOTOS | WATCH) Shane McMahon, eager to avenge his father and put a stop to the horror Randy Orton has rained down on the McMahon family, waited in the ring spoiling for a fight. The Legend Killer didn’t disappoint, immediately engaging Shane O’Mac, trading blows with Mr. McMahon’s son in a brawl that spilled out over the barriers into the audience. Shane had regained the upperhand and was preparing to hit Orton with the Coast-To-Coast when Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase rushed to the ring allowing the Legend Killer to deliver a vicious, game-ending punt, the same maneuver that incapacitated Shane O’Mac’s father.
As Orton stood over his defeated foe, Stephanie McMahon rushed to the ring to tend to her brother. Raw’s General Manager’s attempts to revive Shane McMahon were interrupted by the viper-like Superstar, who struck out at Stephanie, leveling her with a vicious RKO. As Randy Orton stood over two more members of the McMahon family laid low by his actions, none other than WWE Champion Triple H rushed down the ramp, causing the Legend Killer and his “Legacy” to clear the ring.
The Funks, Terry and Dory Jr. to be inducted as part of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2009 The next inductees to the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2009 were announced: The Funks, Terry and Dory Jr. The Texan legends will be inducted by Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes the night before the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania in Houston.
Women’s Champion Melina def. Beth Phoenix to retain (PHOTOS) In a Women’s Title Match, Beth Phoenix had an opportunity to regain championship gold from her rival, Melina. As usual, The Glamazon was accompanied to the ring both by her beau Santino Marella and her overzealous “intern,” Rosa Mendes. Beth’s crazed No. 1 fan had proven her worth in recent weeks by providing distractions and even involving herself in her idol’s matches. In order to prevent any shady business from Rosa or the Italian Superstar, Kelly Kelly, Mickie James and Candice Michelle arrived mid-match to neutralize Beth’s associates. With the fight truly one-on-one, Melina defeated The Glamazon to retain her title.
Rey Mysterio def. Mike Knox (PHOTOS) Just 24 hours after they faced one another in a brutal Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Title, Rey Mysterio once again took on the monstrous Mike Knox. Though Mysterio had taken exceptional amounts of damage at No Way Out, participating in the Elimination Chamber from start to finish, the Ultimate Underdog persevered, gaining a pinfall victory over his massive opponent.
Shawn Michaels and JBL to face one another for the right to try and end Undertaker’s 16-0 WrestleMania streak (PHOTOS | WATCH) As announced on WWE Mobile on AT&T the night prior, JBL appeared on Raw in order to make a historic declaration. The self-proclaimed “wrestling god,” revealed what he believes to be his destiny: Ending Undertaker’s unassailable 16-0 record at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania. The Longhorn Loudmouth’s pontificating was interrupted, however, by the Superstar that defeated him at No Way Out in an All or Nothing Match, JBL’s former employee, Shawn Michaels. The Showstopper revealed that he also desires to face The Phenom at the Grandest Spectacle of Them All, ending that legendary winning streak and reestablishing himself as Mr. WrestleMania. With the two Superstars’ agendas so clearly at odds, they acknowledged that there was only solution: A match between them both on the next Raw, with the winner facing Undertaker at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania.
Kane def. Jamie Noble (PHOTOS) Jamie Noble took to the Raw ring on Monday night, campaigning for a WrestleMania opportunity for himself. The tenacious Superstar referenced Chavo Guerrero’s 9-second loss to Kane at last year’s show and added that he could personally do better. Noble was next given a chance to prove that statement as his opponent, the Big Red Monster himself emerged. Despite the West Virginia native’s resiliency and technical prowess, the 7-footer was too much for Noble, promptly pinning his opponent.
Chris Jericho beat “Rowdy” Roddy Piper to the mat after the WWE Hall of Famer chastised him (PHOTOS | WATCH) Chris Jericho took to the ring to address the members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, imploring them not to give the star of The Wrestler, Mickey Rourke their vote for Best Actor. Segueing, the nefarious Superstar went on to degrade WWE Legends and Hall of Famers, a favorite topic of his in recent weeks. Arriving to take the 2008 Superstar of the Year to task was “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. The WWE Hall of Famer stated his intention to keep giving the WWE Universe what they want, and followed it up with an attack on Jericho. Unfortunately for the “Rowdy” one, the first-ever Undisputed Champion was able to turn the attack around, dropping the WrestleMania veteran before exiting the ring.
Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase & William Regal def. Intercontinental Champion CM Punk & Cryme Tyme (PHOTOS) Randy Orton’s “Legacy” members, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase joined forces with William Regal on Raw to take on Intercontinental Champion CM Punk & Cryme Tyme in a Six-Man Tag Team Match. In spite of an impressive performance from the Intercontinental Champion, especially in some hard-fought moments with the British Brawler, his team wasn’t able to obtain victory. Ultimately, it was DiBiase who pinned JTG for the win.
Shane McMahon challenged Randy Orton to an Unsanctioned Fight In the locker room area, Shane McMahon announced that his No Holds Barred Match against Randy Orton at No Way Out was only the beginning. Shane O’Mac, still suffering from injuries that necessitated him being hospitalized the night before, went on to challenge the venomous Superstar to an Unsanctioned Fight that won’t end until one of the competitors is no longer moving.
John Cena made clear his intention to win back the World Heavyweight Title from new World Heavyweight Champion Edge (PHOTOS | WATCH) Raw was opened by one of the WWE Universe’s most reviled couples: New World Heavyweight Champion Edge and the General Manager of SmackDown, Vickie Guerrero. The SmackDown Superstar made this special appearance on Raw in order to gloat, showing off his championship gold, as Vickie explained the circumstances that led to her husband participating and winning the World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match. Though Edge lost the WWE Championship earlier in the night, he was able to pilfer a spot in the Raw Elimination Chamber by attacking Kofi Kingston and slipping into his pod. The Master Manipulator’s preening was interrupted by John Cena, however, who proceeded to inform Edge that he plans on getting back his World Heavyweight Title.
- WWE confirmed tonight that Terry and Dory Funk Jr. will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year by Dusty Rhodes. The only other name confirmed by WWE right now is Steve Austin.
- As announced on RAW, Christian will team up with Finlay on tomorrow night’s ECW to take on ECW Champion Jack Swagger and Mark Henry.
- As determined on tonight’s RAW, Shawn Michaels and JBL will face off on next week’s RAW with the winner going to WrestleMania 25 to face The Undertaker with his infamous WrestleMania Streak on the line.
Matt Hardy has posted a blog talking about why he didn't interfere with Jeff Hardy's involvement in last night's Elimination Chamber Match. Hardy wrote: "At No Way Out in Seattle, I gave you the opportunity to win the WWE Title inside of the Elimination Chamber. I listened very closely to what you had to say on Smackdown last week. You said you were going to "move on" and win the WWE Title regardless of what I wanted. You also mentioned that you hoped this issue between us will one day pass over.
So from the bottom of my heart, I didn't interfere with your Elimination Chamber appearance and/or match. Nor did I need to.. You failed like you always do. I wanted to reinforce to everyone what a failure you truly are-how you can never pull through and succeed in a "big time" atmosphere. How you always choke. It's nothing new though."
Hardy added: "I'm afraid the WWE is not big enough for the both of us. I recommend you do the smartest thing possible for your life and livelihood right now. And that's walk out of the WWE and my life. You have until Friday to make your decision."
More No Way Out notes: Christian, Edge's title win
The following news is compiled from several live reports sent in by fans who were at last night's No Way Out Pay-Per-View from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington:
-- The show was sold out according to a sign outside Key Arena.
-- In a dark match that took place prior to the PPV, WWE Women's Champion Melina defeated Beth Phoenix to retain the Women's Title match. Melina won this match with a roll up. Santino and Rosa were both at ringside. The crowd was into this match and into Santino.
-- The crowd was very hot for this show. Jeff Hardy and John Cena got the biggest pops of the night.
-- A "We Want Christian" chant broke out at the beginning of the ECW title match. This was the only match that the crowd was not that into.
-- Speaking of Christian, he was backstage at the show. He greeted fans as he was entering the arena in the afternoon.
-- Edge's World Heavyweight title victory got a mixed reaction from the crowd. Some were mad and/or confused, while others were cheering for Edge the whole time. Despite Edge's popularity, you could tell a lot of people were pulling for Mysterio.[/
- During the No Hold Barred match at the WWE No Way Out PPV between Randy Orton and Shane McMahon, Orton was busted open the hard-way when he got hit in the face with a television monitor by Shane McMahon. He needed stitches backstage after the match.
- As previously reported, prior to the live WWE No Way Out pay-per-view broadcast, WWE Women's champion Melina defeated Beth Phoenix in a dark match.
In the March edition of Playboy’s preview section for their next issue (April), makes no mention of the next WWE Diva posing for the magazine. As it stands, there will be no diva posing for Playboy Magazine heading into the WrestleMania 25 PPV. This could be due to WWE's recent change to PG-rated programming.
Former WWE star Al Snow recently married his fiance Cynthia "Bobcat" Lynch. Amongst the guests at the wedding were many wrestling personalities including WWE Diva Katie Lea, Francine (who is expected to give birth very soon), April Hunter, JD Michaels, Lollipop, The Blue Meanie and Serena Deeb.
- A video package runs looking at Shane McMahon trying to get revenge against Randy Orton for what he did to his father, "On this night the Legend Killer becomes the hunted." The video also highlights tonight's match between Shawn Michaels and JBL and the two Elimination Chamber matches tonight for the World Heavyweight Championship and WWE Championship.
- A graphic opening hits welcoming us to WWE No Way Out. We then go live to the Key Arena in Seattle, WA where a huge display of pyro goes off. Jim Ross is the first to welcome us to the show tonight.
- The Undertaker's music hits right away to kick off the show.
WWE Championship - Elimination Chamber Match Edge (c) vs. The Undertaker vs. Big Show vs. Vladimir Kozlov vs. Triple H vs. Jeff Hardy The Undertaker was out first and was locked inside a chamber. Big Show was out second and was locked inside a chamber. Vladimir Kozlov was out third, stared down Undertaker and Big Show and was locked inside a chamber. Triple H was out fourth, spit water on the chamber Big Show was inside and was then locked inside a chamber. Jeff Hardy and WWE Champion Edge were out last and they will start the match tonight.
WWE referees lock up the chamber entrance. The bell rings and here we go. Jeff Hardy charges at Edge and lands some kicks and right hands against the ropes. Hardy takes down Edge a few times, but Edge comes right back with a big boot leveling Hardy. Edge with a cover and Hardy kicks out after two. Edge with a big right hand that takes Hardy down again. Edge with a body splash on Hardy against the ropes, hooks the leg and Hardy again kicks out after two. Edge sends Hardy face first into the turnbuckle. Edge with more shots on Hardy in the corner as Big Show looks on from his chamber. Hardy with a title-a-whirl takedown, atomic-drop and dropkick to the chest of Edge. Edge counters a Twist of Fate, attempts a DDT, Hardy counters that and hits the Twist of Fate. Hardy then goes up top, jumps attempting a Swanton Bomb, but Edge rolls out of the way. Edge attempts a Spear, Hardy counters and rolls up Edge. Hardy gets the pinfall!
Edge is eliminated.
Edge can't believe it and jumps right up arguing with the referee. Edge then runs around the chamber with wide eyes and can't believe he was just pinned. Jim Ross notes we are guaranteed to see a new WWE Champion tonight. "Edge is hitting the showers early," added JR. Edge leaves the chamber and walks up the ramp screaming, "No!"
Time expires. The spotlights focus on the four chambers. Out next is Vladimir Kozlov. Kozlov exits his chamber and levels Hardy with a big boot. Kozlov launches Hardy into the corner, hits a few shoulder charges and kicks. Hardy with a knee to Kozlov and dropkick to the knees. Hardy is up top, jumps, but Kozlov hits his headbutt to the sternum. Kozlov then grabs Hardy and sends him into the side of the chamber chains. Kozlov launches Hardy back into the ring, hooks the leg and Hardy kicks out after two. Kozlov mounts Hardy and gets in a few right hands. Kozlov lifts Hardy up, places him on the top turnbuckle, hits a few headbutts to the side and then kicks Hardy right in the gut. Kozlov then grabs Hardy and hits a big fallaway slam. Kozlov with a cover and Hardy again kicks out after two. Kozlov with a backbreaker, cover and Hardy still kicks out. Kozlov then applies a waistlock on Hardy on the mat. Hardy fights back with a few shots, but is taken out quickly with a shoulder block. Kozlov hits an elbow, picks Hardy up, props him on his shoulder, Hardy counters and sends Kozlov to the corner. Hardy then hits a dropkick to the chest on Kozlov. Hardy with a Whisper in the Wind on Kozlov.
Time expires. The spotlights focus on the three remaining chambers. Out next is Big Show. Big Show leaves his chamber and enters the ring. Big Show tears off Hardy's shirt and tosses him across the ring. Big Show and Kozlov then allow each other to pick up Hardy and hit respective scoop slams. Hardy fights back on Big Show and Kozlov before Big Show takes him back down quickly. Big Show picks up Hardy and launches him into the corner. Big Show hits a big chest chop on Hardy that causes Hardy to fall down. Kozlov then charges at Big Show and takes him down. Kozlov shouts at Big Show as he gets up. They lock up and Big Show pushes Kozlov down. Big Show grabs Kozlov, attempts a suplex, Kozlov backs up and stays in the corner. Big Show backs off and misses a splash. This allows Kozlov to hit a big shoulder charge.
Time expires. The spotlights focus on the two remaining chambers. Out next is Triple H. Triple H exits his chamber, enters the ring and goes after Big Show with some big right hands. Triple H with a knee to the face on Big Show and a high knee on Kozlov. Big Show misses a splash on Triple H and Triple H takes him out with a big spinebuster. Hardy is up and attempts a Twist of Fate on Triple H, but Triple H counters and takes out Hardy with a big clothesline. Kozlov charges and Triple H pulls the top rope down sending Kozlov to the steel. Triple H attempts a Pedigree on Kozlov on the steel area surrounding the ring, but Big Show interferes grabbing Triple H by the hair and pulling him back in hitting a huge chop to the chest. Big Show sends Triple H to the corner and gets in some big body shots. Big Show with a side slam on Triple H. Big Show covers and Triple H kicks out after two. In the opposite corner, Kozlov has Hardy down and his choking him with his boot. Kozlov hits a few elbows on Hardy on the mat. Triple H counters a chokeslam attempt from Big Show, but gets a military press slam instead. Triple H is then sent face first into the side of the chamber by Big Show. In the ring, Hardy can be heard taking down Kozlov. Hardy then jumps off the top at Big Show. Big Show catches him and sends him into Triple H. Big Show then tries to splash himself into Triple H and Hardy and they move causing Big Show to crash into the chains. In the ring, Triple H and Hardy take out Kozlov with a double suplex. Hardy with a Whisper in the Wind on Triple H.
Time expires. The spotlight focuses on the last chamber. Out last is The Undertaker. Undertaker jumps out and takes out Kozlov with a big boot. Taker with clotheslines on Triple H and Hardy in their respective corners. Another big boot by Taker on Kozlov. Taker has Triple and Hardy when Big Show breaks it up. Taker with a flying clothesline on Big Show that takes him down. Taker grabs Triple H, looks to attempt Old School, Taker then drops Triple H's arm and jumps at Big Show on the outside of the ring. Big Show catches Taker. Taker then takes out Big Show with a HUGE DDT on the steel! Taker then grabs Triple H again and hits the Old School. Taker takes out Hardy and then Kozlov charges at Taker taking him out. Kozlov with shoulder charges to Taker in the corner. Kozlov then hits a few elbows over Taker's head in the corner. Taker then props Kozlov up on his shoulders and hits the Last Ride! Taker hooks the leg and gets the pinfall on Kozlov.
Vladimir Kozlov is eliminated.
Taker is then leveled with a chokeslam from Big Show. Triple H attempts a Pedigree, but Big Show counters and flips Triple H over his head onto the steel surrounding the ring. Hardy grabs Big Show and Big Show picks up Hardy launching him into Triple H. Big Show walks to the area surrounding the ring and sends Triple H into the chains. Big Show attempts the same on Hardy who hangs on to the chains and crawls up. He gets near the top of a pod in the chamber and Big Show trips him up causing Hardy to low blow himself. Big Show gets up on the top turnbuckle going after Hardy when Taker follows him up. Taker grabs Big Show and hits a big superplex off the top turnbuckle! Triple H then takes advantage and hits a Pedigree on Big Show. Hardy is now standing back and on top of the pod in the chamber. Hardy jumps and connects with the Swanton Bomb on Big Show. Hardy rolls away, Triple H covers Big Show and gets the pinfall.
Big Show is eliminated.
We are now down to The Undertaker, Triple H and Jeff Hardy. Taker dodges a Wishiper in the Wind attempt from Hardy. Triple H walks up and hits Taker with a few right hands. Taker then grabs Triple H, throws him to the corner and gets in a few shots of his own. Taker then launches Triple H into the other corner sending him over and crashing to the steel around the ring. Taker grabs Hardy by the arm, attempts the Old School, but Triple H walks up and trips up Taker causing him to crotch himself. Taker is trying to recover sitting up on his knees when he hits the ropes, jumps off Taker's back and goes over the top rope taking out Triple H. Taker then pulls Hardy in from over the top rope into a Tombstone Piledriver position, connects and gets the pinfall.
Jeff Hardy is eliminated.
We are now down to The Undertaker and Triple H with one of these two becoming the new WWE Champion. Triple H charges at Taker and Taker takes him out with a big boot. Taker puts Triple H in the corner and gets in a few shots. Taker then backs up, attempts a running big boot and Triple H moves out of the way causing Taker to get his leg caught up on the top turnbuckle. Triple H grabs Taker and sends him into the chain around the chamber. Triple H then goes up top, jumps, Taker catches Triple H and connects with a big chokeslam. Taker covers Triple H and Triple H gets a shoulder up barely after the two count. Triple H catches Taker with a boot in the corner followed by a big spinebuster. Triple H covers Taker and Taker also kicks out after a close two count. They are back out on the steel around the ring when Triple H sends Taker into the chains. Triple H attempts a Pedigree, but Taker counters that by catapulting Triple H into the chain. Taker then props Triple H up on his shoulder, Triple H counters by falling back into the ring and Taker counters that flipping back and keeping Triple H up on his shoulder. Taker then hits a Tombstone Piledriver on Triple H, covers and Triple H puts his boot on the bottom rope to break up the pinfall. Triple H comes back hitting a Pedigree on Taker, covers and Taker barely gets a shoulder up after two. Triple H and Taker start exchanging punches. Triple H with a few punches on Taker in the corner. Taker lifts Triple H up for a Last Ride, Triple H jumps off, turns around, hits a Pedigree on Taker, covers and gets the pinfall. Very solid match. Winner & NEW WWE Champion: Triple H
After the match, both Triple H and The Undertaker are still down trying to recover from what just took place. We then see highlights of the match showing all of the eliminations leading to the finish between Triple H and Undertaker. Back live, Jim Ross notes how Triple H has become a 13-time WWE Champion. We see Triple H in the ring with the WWE Championship in hand. He gets to his feet as Undertaker stands up, looks back and then heads up the ramp.
- Backstage, Edge is with Vickie Guerrero. He is trying to get her to restart the match. Vickie flips out on him saying this was all his fault. She then apologizes as Edge sits down frustrated.
- A video package runs highlighting the events between Randy Orton and Shane McMahon in recent weeks leading to tonight's match at No Way Out.
No Holds Barred Match Randy Orton vs. Shane McMahon The bell rings and Shane gets in a quick left jab on Randy Orton. Shane with another jab on Orton. More rights and lefts from Shane on Orton. Orton then gets in a kick to the gut on Shane and gets in some big rights of his own sending Shane into the corner. Shane with a big shot to the gut of Orton sending Orton back. Shane with a big right that sends Orton through the ropes to the outside. Shane then hits a baseball slide on Orton. Shane goes under the ring and pulls out a table. Shane also pulls out a trash can and puts it under a corner in the ring. Orton then grabs Shane and drops him over his back followed by ramming him into the side of the ring two times. Orton tosses Shane back inside and kicks him hard in the chest. Orton picks up Shane and hits a big back suplex. Orton then exposes the top turnbuckle in a corner. Orton irish whips Shane with force into the exposed turnbuckle and Shane is down. Orton then kicks Shane in the back until he falls out of the ring. Orton then leans through the ropes to grab Shane when Shane cracks a kendo stick over his head.
Shane jumps in the ring and hits Orton with the kendo stick some more. Shane with more shots using the kendo stick hitting Orton right in the chest a few more times. Orton rolls to the outside trying to recover when Shane jumps out as well and levels Orton with a big clothesline. Shane then starts clearing off the Smackdown announce table and grabs a TV monitor cracking Orton in the head with it. Orton is busted open as Shane grabs Orton and places him over the Smackdown announce table. Shane gets back in the ring, goes up on the top turnbuckle and Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes run out pulling Shane off. DiBiase and Rhodes start beating down Shane in the corner. Rhodes leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair. DiBiase holds Shane back. Rhodes swings, Shane turns around and Rhodes hits DiBiase on the back with the steel chair. Shane then takes out Rhodes with a DDT. Shane then props Rhodes up on the ground in the corner. Shane puts the trash can in Rhodes' face, goes back up top, jumps and hits the Coast to Coast right into Rhodes' face!
Shane then goes back up top again, looks down at Orton who is still on the Smackdown announce table, jumps, Orton moves and Shane crashes through the announce table. A bloody Orton gets to his knees as the referee checks on him. Orton rolls into the ring and grabs DiBiase who is checking on Rhodes. Orton tells DiBiase to take Rhodes out of the ring and to the back. Shane is able to get to his feet and move his way up the ring apron trying to get back in the ring. Shane is through the second rope when Orton grabs him and drops him with a huge DDT. Orton rolls Shane over to his back, hooks the leg and Shane kicks out after two. Another cover by Orton and Shane again kicks out. A third cover and Shane still kicks out. Orton is upset and can't believe it. Orton then looks down and sees the table that Shane brought out earlier. Orton pulls it inside the ring and kicks Shane a few times in the ribs. Orton then sets up the table near the corner where Shane is recovering. Orton hits a few elbows on Shane as he tries to get to his feet.
Orton puts Shane up on the top turnbuckle and gets in some more shots. Orton goes up with Shane, hooks an arm and Orton hits a huge superplex on Shane from the top right through the table! Orton then covers Shane and Shane somehow gets a shoulder up! Orton then grabs Shane by the head and launches it back into the broken table. Orton stomps all over Shane's body. Orton with a knee to the chest on Shane. Orton hooks the leg and Shane again kicks out after two. Orton, who is still covered in blood, gets to his feet and backs up. Shane stands up, Orton charges and Shane levels Orton with a big Spear. Shane then grabs the steel chair used earlier and cracks it over Orton's back. Shane then hits the chair over Orton's leg. Shane hits Orton's leg again with the chair. Shane does this a third time and Orton screams out in pain. Shane looks to hit Orton again as Orton screams out, "No! No!" Shane then cracks the chair over Orton's head and Orton is down. Shane then waits for Orton to get to his feet. When Orton gets to his feet, Shane charges, Orton jumps up and connects with the RKO. Orton covers Shane and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Randy Orton struggles to his feet using the ropes. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Shane McMahon is just starting to get to his feet. Orton teases he was going to boot Shane in the head, but backs off and heads up the ramp staring down Shane.
- A video looking at the history of WrestleMania airs.
ECW Championship Match Jack Swagger (c) vs. Finlay The bell rings and here we go. Lock up and Finlay pushes Swagger to the corner. Finlay grabs Swagger by the leg, sweeps for a takedown and then Finlay locks on a single leg boston crab. The crowd starts a loud "WE WANT CHRISTIAN" chant. Swagger reaches for the bottom rope, but Finlay pulls Swagger back out to the middle of the ring. Finlay drops Swagger's knee back down on the mat with force and then locks on another modified single leg boston crab. Finlay kicks Swagger on his back leg, sends Swagger back into the corner and kicks his leg and body. Finlay attempts a big charge and Swagger moves causing Finlay to hit the corner with force. Swagger kicks Finlay back into the corner with once more. Swagger with some knees to Finlay's gut and then locks on a wristlock. Swagger with a kick to Finlay's arm. Swagger with a big shoulder driver on Finlay, cover and Finlay kicks out after two. Swagger drops down and attempts an armbar. Finlay gets on his side trying to break it up, but Swagger kicks Finlay back and puts him on his shoulders again.
Finlay gets a shoulder up when the referee counts the pinfall. Swagger continues to work on Finlay's arm and hitting a few knees to the body. Swagger with some shoulder charges to Finlay. Finlay fires back with an inverted DDT, cover on Swagger and Swagger kicks out after two. Swagger sends Finlay into the corner with force. Finlay with a rollup from the corner on Swagger and Swagger kicks out after two. Swagger sends Finlay to the corner, the referee backs him off and then Swagger comes forward with a big right hand. Swagger puts Finlay up on the top turnbuckle, goes up top and Finlay punches him away. Finlay drops down and kicks Swagger with force. Finlay with a big uppercut on Swagger followed by a quick takedown. Finlay goes up top when Hornswoggle appears from under the ring. Finlay jumps off the top and hits a cross-body on Swagger for a two count. Finlay with a few clotheslines on Swagger, cover and Swagger still kicks out. Finlay with a shoulder charge on Swagger in the corner.
Finlay sends Swagger to the other corner and hits another shoulder charge. Hornswoggle is up on the ring apron when Finlay has Swagger up on his shoulders. Swagger jumps off, sends Finlay into the ropes, Hornswoggle is knocked off and Swagger hits a gutwrench powerbomb. Swagger covers Finlay and gets the pinfall.
Winner & STILL ECW Champion: Jack Swagger
After the match, we see highlights of the match leading to the finish. Back live, Swagger has the ECW Title over his shoulder and he smiles heading up the ramp.
- At ringside, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler inform the audience that Shane McMahon has been losing consciousness since his match with Randy Orton.
- Backstage, Shawn Michaels is shown preparing for his match tonight.
- A video package runs highlighting the events between JBL and Shawn Michaels in recent months leading to tonight's match.
All or Nothing Match If HBK wins, he is no longer JBL's employee If JBL wins, he will own the likeness of HBK Shawn Michaels vs. JBL During JBL's entrance, Shawn Michaels' wife Rebecca is shown at ringside. JBL smiled and stared her down. HBK also went over to her during his entrance.
The bell rings and here we go. They lock up and JBL pushes HBK's to the corner. Another lock up and JBL pushes HBK to the corner once more. The referee breaks it up and HBK unloads on JBL with some right hands. HBK continues to attack JBL who bails from the ring and tries to regain some composure. HBK goes to the outside and JBL tosses a steel chair at him. HBK catches it and the referee yells that he if uses it he will be disqualified. HBK throws it down and takes it to JBL some more. They return to the ring and HBK gets two close pinfall attempts on JBL. JBL then quickly takes down HBK, hits an elbow, cover and HBK kicks out after two. HBK with a few chop blocks to JBL. HBK then locks a Figure Four on JBL. JBL gets to the bottom rope and the referee calls out the five count. HBK lets go right after four. HBK then applies a Crossface on JBL that JBL counters into a pinfall that HBK kicks out of after two. HBK with a big chest chop on JBL. HBK hits an elbow, but gets reversed by JBL during an irish whip, hits the corner hard and falls to the outside.
JBL walks out and drives HBK back first into the ring apron. JBL tosses HBK back inside the ring and hits a big forearm to the back. JBL hits a few elbows across the chest of HBK. As JBL hits the elbows he looks over at HBK's wife at ringside. JBL with a big clothesline on HBK, cover and HBK again kicks out after two. JBL props HBK up in the corner and gets in some stiff right hands. JBL with a bearhug on HBK. HBK breaks out and hits a chest chop. HBK with a swinging neckbreaker on JBL. HBK with an atomic-drop on JBL followed by more chest chops. HBK is launched into the corner, flips back and JBL props him back up on the top turnbuckle. JBL with some more stiff right hands on HBK. JBL attempts a superplex, but HBK fights back and knocks JBL off after some big right hands. HBK then stands up, jumps attempting a flying elbow and JBL moves out of the way. JBL then hits the ropes and connects with the Clothesline From Hell on HBK. Cover and HBK barely gets enough up to kick out after two.
JBL then stares at HBK's wife and taunts at her. JBL hits the ropes and hits a second Clothesline From Hell on HBK. JBL kicks HBK out of the ring and tells the referee to start the count. The referee starts the count: 1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...HBK is up and slides into the ring. JBL then grabs HBK and tosses him out of the ring. JBL walks out, picks up HBK, puts him in his wife's face and then HBK's wife slaps JBL! HBK grabs JBL and tosses him back in the ring. HBK jumps on JBL and hits some big rights and lefts. HBK with a scoop slam on JBL, goes up top and connects with the flying elbow. HBK is getting the crowd pumped up as he backs to the corner and starts tuning up the band for some Sweet Chin Music. JBL is up and HBK connects with Sweet Chin Music. HBK hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Shawn Michaels
After the match, they show a shot of HBK's wife Rebecca in the crowd smiling and celebrating. The referee raises Shawn Michaels' hand. HBK leaves the ring and kisses his wife in celebration. HBK's wife is wearing TIGHT jeans and looking SO SO HOT! Wow man, wow. HBK brings her over the guard railing and to the ringside area. HBK then heads up the ramp holding his wife's hand as they head to the back. HBK drops to his knees in celebration one last time before they leave. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
- A promo for WrestleMania 25 on April 5 airs. WrestleMania is 49 days away.
- Backstage, Todd Grisham is with Chris Jericho. Grisham asks him how confident he is. Jericho said he is the best in the world at what he does and his confidence level is where it should be. He said he will walk out of the Chamber tonight as the new World Heavyweight Champion and when he does win, he will invite and challenge Ric Flair to come out of retirement to face him in a match at WrestleMania 25 to become a 17-time World Champion. Jericho then pauses and says he actually will not do that. He said he is serious about his guarantee to win the Chamber match tonight and will prove to these "sicko" fans why he was the 2008 Superstar of the Year and why he will be just that in 2009.
- Back live, the Elimination Chamber starts to lower around the ring.
WWE Championship - Elimination Chamber Match John Cena (c) vs. Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Mike Knox vs. Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio
The champion came out first to a good pop, which means he won't be started the match off. Mike Knox came out second, followed by Kane, followed by Kofi Kingston. Edge attacked Kofi on the way to the ring. Edge nailed Kofi with a chair on the ring steps and ran in and took Kingston's chamber. Rey came out and said to get somebody out here. Rey went after Edge.
The match will start off with Y2J vs. Mysterio for five minutes. Edge is locked into Kofi's pod. Kingston was helped to the back.
Third man in is Kane. No eliminations thus far, so it is Kane vs. Y2J vs. Mysterio. Kane starred down Edge in his pod. Sideslam by Kane on Rey, but only a two count. Rey went for a 619 on Jericho, but was stopped by Kane. Rey answered, and hit a 619 on Kane. Rey jumped off a pod onto Kane and pinned him at 9:40. Kane is eliminated.
Kane is eliminated.
Next to enter is Mike Knox. So it is Knox vs. Rey vs. Jericho. Knox rammed Y2J's back into the chamber. Knox was able to lock Rey's feet into the chamber, and pounded on the much smaller man. Code breaker by Y2J, eliminating him at 14:43.
Mike Knox is eliminated.
Next to enter is Edge! Rey entered Edge's Pod and went right after him. It is Rey vs. Y2J vs. Edge. Kane and Knox are gone.
Cena officially entered the match at 20:58. The champ went right after Edge. Cena's offense received a mixed reaction from the crowd. Five knuckle shuffle by Cena to Edge. Edge speared Cena and pinned him at 22:21 to eliminate him. We will have another new champion tonight!
John Cena is eliminated.
It is down to Edge vs. Y2J vs. Mysterio. Announcers are uncertain if Edge can really win the world title since he is a member of the Raw brand and wasn't scheduled to be apart of the match.
Rey pinned Y2J at 23:54.
Chris Jericho is eliminated.
Edge went for the spear, but Rey was wise and countered and nearly got a roll up victory. Fans chanted "Rey, Rey."
Edge speared Rey at 29:47 to win the World Heavyweight title. Chiota gave him the title belt, and Lilian Garcia announced him as the new champion!
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