Yet another former Diva contacted for Wrestlemania
We can confirm that WWE officials have contacted two-time WWE Women’s Champion and brief WWE Hardcore Champion Nora “Molly Holly” Greenwald about wrestling at the 25 Diva Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXV. However, it is unknown at this time whether Greenwald has accepted the offer or not.
Sans a quick “match” against Jonny Fairplay at an indy show in October 2006 (the match consisted of Greenwald giving him a low-blow and pinning him), Greenwald has not wrestled since her departure from World Wrestling Entertainment nearly four years ago. During this time frame, she’s made several appearances as a special guest referee, but still has yet to actually wrestle again.
Former WWE Diva Miss Jackie (Jackie Gayda-Haas) told a fan at the Arnold Classic Expo this weekend that WWE approached her about wrestling at the 25 Diva Battle Royal at WrestleMania XXV, reports prowrestling.NET.
Tyler Turner reports: "Ran into Jackie at the Arnold Classic Expo in Columbus, Ohio this weekend. She looks great, and I chatted with her for a few minutes. She said the WWE had already contacted her about being in the Divas battle royal at WrestleMania."
In 2002, Gayda-Haas was awarded a contract from World Wrestling Entertainment after co-winning the second series of the reality television show Tough Enough. On July 8, 2005, Jackie was released by WWE along with her husband, Charlie Haas.
According to the roster sheet for this past Monday's edition of Raw, Hurricane Helms is off the road until Friday, March 20. WWE's holding a Raw/ECW house show that day, with SmackDown starting the weekend the following night.
According to several readers, Helms appeared to suffer a shoulder injury in his match with Umaga at the Saturday, February 7th SmackDown live show in Yakima, Washington. Fans outside the arena saw Helms leave the area via ambulance. Helms worked the live event in Bakersfield, Californa the next night, but has not appeared in a WWE ring since. Helms last appeared on television on February 6th in a brawl with Matt Hardy that left him in an unconscious state in the center of the ring
Details on a new TNA star debuting Posted by Randy Gordon on 03/08/2009 at 01:51 PM
TNA is hyping a new star coming in on their website with the following line: “ANDROMEDA: A New Era….A Unique Superstar…Coming Soon To TNA Wrestling”
No word yet on who could be behind the Andromeda gimmick but the company did just sign Rob Terry from Team 3D’s wrestling school, so he’s a possibility. Just an interesting note, in Greek mythology, Andromeda was a woman who was punished by being chained to a rock as a sacrifice to a sea monster, but eventually saved by her future husband.
Montel Vontavious Porter def. Matt Hardy (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match) Divas Champion Maryse def. Eve (Non-title) United States Champion Shelton Benjamin def. Jeff Hardy (Disqualification) (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match) WWE Champion Triple H def. Umaga (Non-title) (Disqualification)
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The tension throughout WWE continued to intensify at Mohegan Sun Arena as the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania looms on the horizon. (Special coverage of the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania) On SmackDown, seven different Superstars interrupted the action throughout the night, employing treacherous ambushes, calls for justice, attacks of revenge and outright meanness.
WWE Champion Triple H def. Umaga (Non-title) (Disqualification) (WATCH | PHOTOS) Although Randy Orton set the stipulation on Monday Night Raw that Triple H could not touch him without being provoked until their epic encounter at WrestleMania, that didn’t stop “Legacy” from coming after The Game this Friday. After The King of Kings had hurled Umaga over the top rope and onto the floor, Orton, Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes emerged from the crowd, stalking the ring like a pack of wolves. Once they moved in, the 13-time World Champion launched a fierce counter-offensive, trying to hold off Legacy both in and outside the ring. But his dangerous adversaries were unrelenting, finishing their target off with four vicious kicks to the head by Orton, leaving Triple H completely annihilated.
25th Anniversary of WrestleMania World Heavyweight Championship Match Contract Signing (WATCH | PHOTOS) Before SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero could get the contract signing underway, World Heavyweight Champion Edge demanded to know the true definition of her relationship with Big Show. But, after a heated exchange of words between The Rated-R Superstar and The World’s Largest Athlete, it looked like their match would become official. That was until John Cena interrupted the gathering, laying waste to both Superstars. The former World Champion then whispered something into Guerrero’s ear that was not audible to the WWE Universe, but clearly shook the General Manager to her core. Later, a very upset Guerrero informed her husband that she was moving the contract signing to Monday Night Raw, leaving the WWE Universe with more questions than answers.
Montel Vontavious Porter def. Matt Hardy (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) Prior to his match, Matt Hardy proclaimed that even though his brother, Jeff, didn’t wish to face him, he would not be able to run from him. He vowed to qualify for the WrestleMania Money in the Bank Ladder Match, destroy the seven other Superstars and finally become a World Champion. But, much to his chagrin, his opponent MVP was instead able to further his new-found winning streak, countering Hardy’s Twist of Fate to score a victory over his long-time foe, solidifying his place at the WrestleMania table. However, Matt Hardy’s night would not end there.
United States Champion Shelton Benjamin def. Jeff Hardy (Disqualification) (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) After missing his chance at Money in the Bank, Matt Hardy decided to bring the same fate upon his brother. Once Jeff Hardy had executed the Twist of Fate on The Gold Standard, Matt calmly walked to the ring without a word and delivered a single punch to the reeling United States Champion, causing Jeff’s disqualification. For the second time, Matt Hardy intentionally squashed his brother’s dreams.
Undertaker accepts the challenge of Shawn Michaels (WATCH | PHOTOS) After Shawn Michaels overcame Vladimir Kozlov this past Monday night to win the right to face Undertaker at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, the legendary Deadman emerged to accept HBK’s challenge. And when a video compilation of Michaels’ WrestleMania history interrupted The Phenom, the Superstar with a 16 – 0 WrestleMania streak made the chilling warning that he was the wrong Superstar to play mind games with.
Divas Champion Maryse def. Eve (Non-title) (PHOTOS) Following Maryse’s victory over Eve with the DDT, Women’s Champion Melina - who Maryse had attacked from behind on Monday Night Raw - charged to the ring and unleashed her fury on the Divas Champion. And though Michelle McCool appeared to be staying out of the action, joining Tazz and Jim Ross at the announce table, her neutrality was short-lived. While Melina was busy with Maryse, the former Divas Champion slid her way into the ring, delivering a massive kick to Melina from behind. In the end, Michelle left both war-torn champions down for the count.
TNA Wrestler Says Everyone In TNA Wants To Be In WWE
TNA wrestler Sonjay Dutt, who is about to be let go from TNA, says that everyone on the TNA roster has a desire to be in WWE.
"Any professional wrestler - ask everybody in TNA no matter where you are - they're going to want to be in WWE," Dutt told World Band Media radio. "That's the top; that's the best. Every professional wrestler deep down in their heart wants to be in WWE."
Dutt said the top stars however probably enjoy working for TNA more than WWE due to the easier schedule and generous pay. "WWE's schedule is so insane and hectic, so for a guy like Sting who has put his time into the business, he doesn't need to be on the road," Dutt said. "TNA is a good option. It has a light schedule to make the kind of money they want to make."
Sonjay’s contract with TNA expires at the end of the month. He’s headed to Japan this weekend for a tour with Zero-One, then he’s back on the indy circuit here in the U.S. There have been rumors that WWE is interested in Sonjay, which he obviously hopes are true. Dutt believes he could be a valuable asset to WWE for their upcoming tour of India and progressive international expansion in Southeast Asia.
We start off tonight’s show with a look back at the Main Event Mafia and their internal turmoil. We see the faux sympathy that Kurt Angle has shown to Sting. We see Jeff Jarrett show why he is the founder of TNA, we also see him get attacked by Kurt. We see the contract officially signed between Kurt and Sting.
Jeff Jarrett is in the Founder’s Lounge and he says that due to Kurt Angle’s actions last week, he was suspended for one week without pay. Jeff says that he is no longer an active wrestler and Angle decided to attack him and the executive shareholder. Jeff says that Kurt’s salary has been donated to a worthy cause.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios and your announcers are Mike ‘Humble Pie’ Tenay and Don ‘Forget Honky Tonk Man, I have an a** whooping list’ West.
Mike says that Don will explain his actions from last week. Don says that he knows that he shocked a lot of people last week and said a lot of things that were out of character. Don says that he said some things that hurt the fans and friends. Don says that if he could have last week back, he wouldn’t change any of it. Don says that he apologizes for nothing and he says that if you have been betrayed by a friend, you know how he feels. Don says that he is going to be on the announce team until he hears otherwise and tells everyone to sit back and enjoy the ride.
Mick Foley comes to the ring and he has something to say. Mick says that with great pride he introduces the TNA Heavyweight Champion and Sting comes out. Mick says that this has been a long time in the making. Mick says that he wants to thank Sting for saving him last week on Impact. Mick says that it is probably not the first time that Sting saved him. Two weeks ago, he went on a walk down memory lane, his most important moment was when he came out of a refrigerator box and hit the ‘elbow drop of a lifetime’ on Sting. Mick says that if it was anyone else, it would not have meant a thing. That move changed Mick’s life because every bit of success goes back to that day eighteen years ago. Mick wants to save Sting now. He hopes that after Destination X, no matter what else happens, he wants to think that we have seen the last of the Stinger as a part of the Main Event Mafia. Mick says that TNA needs Sting back because Mick needs Sting back as the executive shareholder. Mick says that the fans need Sting back.
Sting says that he appreciates the nice and kind words from someone like Mick because it means a lot. Sting says that he cannot let an egomaniac like Kurt Angle make the decision whether he is in the Main Event Mafia or not. Sting says that he does not have any problem with the other members of the Main Event Mafia and he has a history with them. Mick says that he has never played Sting the way the Main Event Mafia has.
The rest of the Main Event Mafia comes to the ring. Nash is on the mic and he wants to know why Mick is so tense. Nash says that Foley hasn’t been here long enough to know what is going on. Nash tells Steve that Mick is ‘office’ and not one of the boys. He calls Mick a ‘stooge’. Nash talks about the last five month and how they are so close to getting the respect that they deserve.
Sting says that he does not have a problem with any of the Main Event Mafia members in the ring. Kurt did not respect him when Kurt spit in his face. Nash tells Steve that he ain’t looking at Kurt. They knew that Kurt was a hot head but he is their hot head. He wants Kurt next to him if they have to go to war. He also wants Sting with him. Nash says that Mick and Jarrett painted Sting in a corner and they have to fight, but they can fight like warriors. They can fight with honor, dignity, and respect. At the end of the night, no matter who wins, the belt stays in the family. Nash says that they are stronger than ever. The other objective is that Sting turns his back and walks away without finishing what they set out to do. Sting might be able to live with that, but none of them will be able to live with that.
Kurt Angle is in the Impact Zone despite being barred from the building. We go to commercial.
We are back with the Ultimate X Rough Cut where they talk about the dangerous moves during the Ultimate X Match. Chris Sabin talks about how he had to deal with a title belt that was not going to come off. A.J. suggests that the next step would be an Ultimate X inside the Six Sides of Steel.
Jay Lethal is in the back with Lauren and Consequences Creed shows up and they are wearing suits. Lauren wants to know what the occasion is and Creed says that Jeff Jarrett gave them a bonus because Jarrett thinks that they are the future of the company. Lauren wonders if it came from Kurt Angle’s pay check. Jay Lethal has turned from Black Machismo into the Second Black Nature Boy. Lethal talks about the Machine Guns and how they are not loyal. Lethal says that this is getting started because they have ladders to climb.
Match Number One: Kiyoshi with Team No Limit versus Alex Shelley with Chris Sabin for the X Division Title Kiyoshi with a thrust kick to Shelley but Shelley with a chop. Kiyoshi and Shelley with chops back and forth and then Kiyoshi with a thrust to the throat. Shelley with a snap mare and a bulldog. Shelley is hot shot into the turnbuckles and Kiyoshi hits a spinning heel kick. Kiyoshi with a clothesline to Shelley for a near fall. Kiyoshi goes up top but Shelley goes up top and Kiyoshi knocks Alex off and then Kiyoshi with a chop from the top turnbuckle for a near fall. Kiyoshi with a nerve hold. Kiyoshi tries for a sleeper but Shelley escapes the hold. Shelley with a dragon screw leg whip and then he hits a running forearm and cross body from the turnbuckles. Shelley with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Shelley with a back kick and he tries for Sliced Bread #2 but Kiyoshi pushes Shelley away. Shelley moves when Kiyoshi charges into the corner and then Shelley goes to the apron and then returns into the ring and tries for a DDT, but Kiyoshi counters with a jawbreaker. Kiyoshi with a drop kick to the head and then he connects with a chop across the chest for a near fall. Kiyoshi goes up top and misses a diving head butt. Shelley with a brainbuster and then he goes up top and hits the frog splash for the three count. Winner: Alex Shelley
After the match, the lights go out and Suicide appears. Shelley charges at Suicide but he fails to connect. Suicide with knees to the head and then he runs Sabin into Shelley’s midsection. Suicide uses Sabin for a leg drop on Shelley and then he drop kicks Sabin into the turnbuckles. Suicide with a suplex from a stretch plum position. Suicide takes the title belt. The lights go out again and Suicide is gone when the lights go back on.
We are in the Main Event Dressing Room and Kurt Angle is with Scott Steiner, Booker T, and Kevin Nash. Scott reminds Kurt that he has been banned from the building by Jeff Jarrett. Scott tells Kurt to leave. Angle says that he was only fined a few bucks and he was told to stay away. Angle says that he is not going to listen to Jarrett. Nash tells Kurt to go home. Nash says they don’t need any more headaches with him and Sting. Kurt says that he is here to have fun. Booker tells Kurt that Jeff Jarrett gave Kurt’s money to the Frontline for new suits. Kurt says that since it is his money, it is his property and he is going to get his property back.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we look at the two Off the Wagon Matches.
We go to the back with Lauren who is with James Storm, Robert Roode, and Jackie Moore. Lauren wants them to have some compassion for the two wrestlers who are gone from TNA. Roode says that he has lost a truckload of money in this recession, but he has truckloads more. He says that there are other jobs if you are not in TNA. Roode says that they made it clear with their challenge. Storm says that LAX does not understand English and one of them will be fired after tonight.
LAX come out and Hernandez says that neither of them are going home because they are going to win the titles.
Booker is on the phone in the locker room and he says he needs them because he will be there tonight. He says that this is tough love. Booker reminds us about his past when he was a criminal. Booker wants to know when he will get there for the set up.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the One Night with ODB contest segment.
Kurt Angle is in the back and he attacks Consequences Creed and hits him with a chair for wearing a nice suit. Angle gives Creed a message for Jeff Jarrett. Security comes over to Angle and tries to stop him.
Match Number Two: Angelina Love and Velvet Sky with Kip James versus Raisha Saeed and Awesome Kong versus Rhaka Khan and Sojourner Bolt versus Taylor Wilde and Roxxi with ‘The Governor’ Saeed and Wilde start things off and Saeed with forearms. Wilde with an arm drag using the turnbuckles followed by a tilt-a-whirl head scissors. Bolt tags in after an Irish whip and it is time for forearms. Saeed tags in Roxxi and Angelina with a boot to the back and Bolt with a power slam for a near fall. The referee was out of position and did not see the kick because someone was in referee distraction spot number one.
Madison Rayne walks to the ring and we go to commercial.
We are back and Love with a flying clothesline to Wilde and Velvet tags in and kicks Wilde and sends her into the turnbuckles. Wilde and Sky with a double clothesline and both are down. Love and Roxxi tag in and Roxxi with a clothesline to Velvet and Angelina. Rhaka Khan comes in and Roxxi takes her down with one forearm to the face. Roxxi clothesline to Saeed and Bolt. Roxxi with a forearm to Kong but Kong pushes Roxxi off. While Love and Sky deal with Roxxi, Kong throws Bolt out of the ring and to the floor. Kong sends Bolt into the ring steps. Roxxi with a clothesline to Sky but Love with a forearm to Roxxi. Taylor throws Velvet out of the ring and ‘The Governor’ is in the ring and she hits the Thrilla from Wasilla on Angelina and Roxxi sets for the Voodoo Drop but Angelina with a kick and Kip is in official referee distraction point two. Madison goes up top and hits a missile drop kick. Angelina hits Lights Out for the three count. Winners: Angelina Love and Velvet Sky
Jeremy Borash is in Jeff Jarrett’s office and he wants to know if there are going to be any repercussions for showing up tonight. Jeff says that there will be and we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for a look at the situation between A.J. Styles and Booker T.
Booker T comes to the ring with Sharmell and Scott Steiner. Booker says that he wants to get a few things off his chest about him and A.J. Styles. Booker reminds us about things he said about A.J. and his past. Booker says that he was wrong about A.J. He was trying to show A.J. some tough love. Booker says that A.J. showed him how to be humble. Booker says that he wants to squash things and have A.J. come out to shake hands so they can be better men. Booker tells A.J. that Scott Steiner won’t do anything.
A.J. Styles’s music plays and his pyro goes off but he does not come out of the ramp. With the distraction, it allows A.J. Styles to enter the ring and hit Steiner from behind with the belt and then he turns his attention to Booker. Steiner hits A.J. and it is a two-on-one attack. Steiner holds A.J. for Booker and Booker with a slap. A.J. avoids Booker and he grabs the belt as he leaves the ring.
A.J. backs into three policemen in full riot gear. Two of them take A.J. away while the third one goes into the ring. Steiner pushes this policeman and it is Samoa Joe. Joe with a kick and punch to Steiner and Joe has the same knife from last week. Security hits the ring and they try to convince Joe not to kill Steiner.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Don and Mike argue about who is at fault about what just happened with the Main Event Mafia, Samoa Joe, and A.J. Styles.
We see A.J. Styles being taken away in handcuffs as Booker taunts him.
Don says that he has had enough with Mike and he leaves one more time.
With only one man at the announce table, Kurt Angle attacks Jay Lethal as they enter the Impact Zone. Jay gets in a few punches but Angle with a rake of the eyes. Angle sends Lethal into the ring and hits an Olympic Slam and it is time for Angle to reclaim his suit jacket.
We are in the Founder’s Office and Jarrett says that he hoped it would not come to this. Jarrett says that he is going to kick Angle’s ***.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for Doctor Stevie and Abyss. Abyss talks about Tom and Jerry. Stevie wants to talk about the weapons and brutality. Abyss says no more weapons and he also talks about his girlfriend Lauren.
Match Number Three: Matt Morgan versus Shane Sewell They lock up and Morgan powers Sewell to the mat. Morgan cowers into the ropes and then he gets a good laugh out of it. Sewell with a side head lock and Morgan picks him up and drops him. Morgan puts Sewell on the turnbuckles and then Morgan yells at the referee. Sewell with a missile drop kick and a flying forearm. Sewell goes to the floor and Morgan follows after him. Sewell gets back into the ring first and then he uses the ropes to crotch Morgan when he returns to the ring. Sewell tries for a monkey flip but Morgan turns it into a sit out spinebuster. Morgan chokes Sewell and then he hits elbows in the corner. Morgan with a splash into the corenr and then he drops Sewell. Sewell tries to Cena up but Morgan hits a splash into the back. Morgan with a fallaway slam but Morgan pulls Sewell up by the hair at two. The referee yells at Morgan and that allows Sewell to Cena up and Sewell with punches and an eye rake. Morgan sets for a choke slam but the referee conveniently turns his back so Sewell can connect with a low kick. Shane goes to the top turnbuckle and he tries for a cross body and Morgan throws Sewell to the mat. Morgan with the Hellevator for the three count. Winner: Matt Morgan
After the match, Matt Morgan goes under the ring and grabs a black bag. Morgan has a mic and he says that this is the most important thing in the world to the side show (bleeped word) Abyss. Morgan shows that it is a bag of thumbtacks. Morgan says that Abyss cannot compete with him. Morgan says that since he cannot pull Abyss up to his level, he will sink to Abyss’s level. Matt challenges Abyss to a Match of 10,000 Tacks. He will make Abyss never come back.
TO THE BACK where Lauren is with Eric Young who is wearing one of the Kurt Angle paid for my suit suits and Lauren makes sure to point this out. Eric says that he is mad that Kurt hasn’t thanked him because he bought the suit at Salvation Army but he spent the rest of the money on a Surround Sound system for his game room. Eric invites Angle over to play, but it looks like Angle wants to stay at the Impact Zone to play Punch Out with Eric’s face. Security comes out and Angle takes care of all three with a single punch to each. Young tries to fight back and Main Event Security pulls Angle away. We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to return to Jeff Jarrett’s Fortress of Foundertude where Jim Cornette and Mick Foley have joined him. Cornette points out that Jarrett said that he is not an active wrestler. Cornette tells Jarrett that if you deal with the snake too many times, you are going to get bitten. Cornette wants to know what will happen if he gets hurt. Cornette wants Mick to talk some sense into Jarrett. Mick says that once you are a wrestler, you are always a wrestler. Mick wishes him luck. Sting enters the room and he says that this will be over in two weeks and to let him handle it. Jarrett tells Sting that he will leave a piece of Angle for him.
Match Number Four: LAX versus James Storm and Robert Roode with Jackie Moore for the TNA Tag Titles in an Off the Wagon Challenge Match Storm and Homicide start things off and Storm with a side head lock but Homicide with a back elbow and Hernandez is tagged in and he works on the arm. Storm with a rake of the eyes and Roode tags in and he tries for a suplex but Hernandez blocks it and sets for a delayed vertical suplex. Storm comes in and punches Hernandez and they try a double suplex on Hernandez but Hernandez counters and hits a double suplex of his own. Homicide is tagged in and Homicide with a baseball slide to Storm and Roode. Hernandez picks up Homicide and he sends Homicide onto Storm and Roode and we go to commercial.
We are back and Homicide tries for a tornado DDT but Storm counters and he hits a lungblower on Homicide for a near fall. Roode tags in and they hit a double suplex and it is time to be reminded of Storm and Roode’s team name. Roode with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Roode with a power slam for a near fall and then Roode knocks Hernandez off the apron to force the referee to focus on the guy not in the match while Roode and Storm double team Homicide. Storm chokes Homicide and then gets a near fall. Homicide tries to make the tag to Hernandez but Storm stops him. Storm with a butterfly slam for a near fall. Storm chokes Homicide in the ropes. Hernandez is able to tag in and he hits the slingshot shoulder tackle and then he clotheslines Storm and Roode followed by a splash on both men in the corner. Hernandez biels Roode by the shirt. Hernandez with a back breaker to Storm. Roode with a boot to Hernandez but Hernandez catches Roode from the turnbuckles and hits a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Hernandez with a body block to Storm. Roode with a chop to Hernandez but Hernandez with a running shoulder tackle. Homicide with a baseball slide to the floor and Roode and Storm move out of the way. They try to sandwich Homicide but Homicide moves and Storm and Roode collide into each other. Hernandez with the plancha onto Storm and Roode. Roode sends Homicide into the guardrail. In the ring, Hernandez spits beer in Storm’s face and he tries for the Border Toss but Storm gets out of the hold and Roode brings a chair into the ring and he hits Hernandez with it. The referee calls for the bell. Winners: LAX by disqualification
After the match, they continue the attack but Homicide comes into the ring and Roode throws the chair at Homicide. Team 3D comes out and Roode and Storm leave the ring.
Brother Ray has a mic and he talks about the open challenge by Storm and Roode. Every time a team is beaten, the guy who gets beaten leaves TNA. Ray calls what they are doing pretty low. Ray says that he knows of a tag team who wants to fight Storm and Roode. It is a tag team that has one twenty-one (bleepedy) times. They want a tag title match at Destination X.
Kurt Angle comes to the ring and he has Main Event Security behind him, but Angle sends them to the back.
Angle takes a mic and he calls out the founder. Angle wants to know if Jarrett had his fun because Angle has now gone over the top because of what Jarrett and Sting have done.
Jeff Jarrett is walking and he is still taping his wrist as we go to commercial.
Jarrett and Angle with punches and Jarrett sends Angle over the top rope to the floor. Jarrett sends Angle into the guardrails and then Jarrett sends Angle into the crowd and the wall of the bleachers. Jarrett punches Angle through the bleachers but Angle avoids a punch and he drops Jarrett onto the railing in the bleachers. It is Angle’s turn to punch Jarrett and then Jarrett goes into the wall of the bleachers. Jarrett regains control but it is shortlived and Angle he connects with a low blow. Jarrett sends Angle into the wall and then he connects with a series of roundhouses before Jarrett sends Angle out of the building. Jarrett celebrates with Team 3D and Mick Foley as they return into the Impact Zone.
Regarding plans for the WWE Divas at this year's WrestleMania event, the company plans on holding a gigantic 25 Diva Battle Royal at the pay-per-view spectacular.
WWE plans on bringing back a few familiar faces for the match as officials are currently in the process of booking female performers from the past as a way of tying in the "25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania" theme.
It is believed that seven-time WWE Women's Champion Trish Stratus will be a part of the match.
Recently released WWE star, The Boogeyman has already started accepting bookings. He will be at Signamania IV on April 25th in Fairless Hills, PA with his full gimmick attire. The event will run through from 9am to 5pm. For more information, visit signamania.com or call (215)943-2475.
Apparently, Marty Wright (The Boogeyman) has the rights to his own gimmick which would allow him to continue being The Boogeyman character on the independent scene.
- Evan Bourne is officially cleared to return to ring action. Look for him to be returning as soon as WWE creative is ready for him. Let’s hope he gets one of those final spots in the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania 25.
- Current plans have Mr. Kennedy being brought back to WWE television in April right after WrestleMania 25.
- As of this week, WWE was expecting Batista to be back in the ring sometime in May, about three months earlier than he was originally expected to make his return.
Sonjay Dutt speaks on leaving TNA and going to WWE
Sonjay Dutt was on the Desi Live radio show on WorldBand Media Thursday and spoke about his departure from TNA and rumors he’s going to the WWE. Relevant quotes are below and the entire interview with available here. Some highlights:
ON LEAVING TNA
DJ JoN-E: What happened at the end, why did you leave? Sonjay Dutt: Basically my contract was coming up at the end of March, we negotiated for a renewal contract which took about 2 or 3 weeks with my agent going back and forth with the company and we agreed to a contract that was fine, we agreed that I would sign the contract...so I was looking forward to another 3 years with the company and the company was looking forward to another 3 years with me. That was on a Thursday, they told me I would sign on Monday. That next day Friday afternoon I got a call and they said some restructuring was going on with the company and they weren’t going to be able to renew my contract.
ON RUMORS HE’S GOING TO THE WWE
DJ JoN-E: You mentioned WWE and I read reports online like many people and some say they’re interested and looking towards and you’re saying you’re interested in working towards them. Has there been any contact between you two?
You know I read the same thing online and I don’t know where that came from but for my sake I hope it’s true. (laughs) But no contact has been made yet. Technically I’m still under contract with TNA so once things end hopefully they give me a call or whatnot.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that TNA has signed Survivor: Amazon winner and former Playboy cover girl Jenna Morasca to a deal and she will debuting with the company on next week’s episode of iMPACT. “Everyone is covered in glitter and makeup and stuff and then goes and beats the crap out of each other,” Morasca told EW.” This is perfect for me.”
She mentioned to the magazine that she will indeed be wrestling once she is trained.
Mark Henry (Silsbee, (Texas) , 12 juni 1971) is een Amerikaanse professionele worstelaar die werkt voor World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Henry worstelt momenteel voor ECW.
Henry heeft Afrikaanse roots en werd geboren op 12 juni 1971 te Silsbee, Texas. Voordat Mark Henry professioneel worstelaar werd was hij een succesvol powerlifter en gewichtheffer. Hij bezit verschillende nationale records en heeft zelfs deelgenomen aan de Olympische spelen in 1996. Henry wordt momenteel getraind door Stu Hart en de legendarische Bret Hart. Eenmaal won hij de WWE European Championship titel.
Kampioenschappen en verwezenlijkingen
Wereldrecordhouder (430 Kilogram)
World Wrestling Federation |World Wrestling Entertainment
ECW Championship (1 keer)
WWF European Championship (1 keer)
Olympische Spelen team member (1992, 1996)
Pan American Games
Pan American Games Zilver Medaille (1995)
Senior American recordhouder in Snatch, Clean and jerk, and Total (1993-1997)
- Evan Bourne should be cleared to make his return to the ring anytime now. The rising ECW star was scheduled to be seen by a doctor last week for clearance. Bourne has been out of action since October 28 due to a dislocated ankle and a torn deltoid ligament.
PWMania.com reader Michael Walsh sent in the following:
Unfortunately, the dark match that was advertised before the event never came through which was disappointing. After RAW went off air, John Cena apologized to the crowd for losing in his hometown and then the Big Show came down, there was a confrontation and John Cena ended up giving the Big Show an attitude adjustment (FU). He then posed for the crowd, hugged his Dad in the audience and left. Big Show didn't get up for literally like 10 minutes.
Notes about the show:
Alot of people were disappointed that neither CM Punk or Cryme Tyme were there, there were alot of signs for both.
During the Chris Jericho segment, staff members were trying to fix the Rowdy Roddy Piper symbol on the tron, it kept hanging off and wasn't straight.
The Undertaker and of course, John Cena, received the biggest pops from the crowd. Triple H and Shawn Michaels were up there too. I would say that Randy Orton and Chris Jericho got the the most heat for sure.
Overall great show, going to live shows like that really makes you become even bigger WWE fans.
-- There are some online rumors going around saying WWE developmental wrestler Kawal (a.k.a. Low Ki) recently suffered some sort of neck injury. The rumors regarding a possible neck injury are untrue, but he did suffer a knee injury and will be out of action for an undisclosed period of time.
During filming of a ringside segment featuring announcers Dusty Rhodes and Josh Matthews at Thursday's Florida Championship Wrestling television taping, the crowd erupted with loud "Colt Cabana" chant in honor of recently released WWE wrestler Scotty Goldman, who frequently appeared at the developmental promotion's shows. Apparently, the chants got under the skin of Rhodes as following filming of the segment, he asked the fans what they were saying. They replied "Colt Cabana," to which he quickly snarled back "he's gone." The WWE Hall of Famer also made a thumb hit-the-road gesture.
- There’s a rumor going around WWE that former WWE and TNA star Tyson Tomko had his shoulder surgically repaired about a month ago and he is interested in getting back to work. Sources say that Tomko may be headed back to WWE’s developmental territory in the next few weeks to start training again.
TNA knockout So Cal Val recently spoke to the UK Sun about the women of TNA posing for Playboy now that WWE has gone ‘PG’ and ended their relationship with the adult magazine. “It would be a really good thing for TNA,” she said. “I know the fans love our photoshoots and what could be better than to do one for Playboy?” On whether or not she would pose nude if asked, she added: “It’s something I have already been asked to do – I was contacted by a few different people from Playboy when I started with TNA – and I figure I may do it later on. I’m 22, so I still have a lot of time to make that decision. Never say never!”
Kane def. Boogeyman Mark Henry def. Santino Marella (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match) Natalya def. Alicia Fox ECW Champion Jack Swagger, World Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison def. Christian, Tommy Dreamer & Finlay
BOSTON - As the rocky Road to the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania took another unpredictable turn through the Land of the Extreme, one Superstar felt the surprising sting of defeat, the Money in the Bank Ladder Match got a lot stronger, and a haunting predator became the haunted prey.
ECW Champion Jack Swagger, World Tag Team Champions The Miz & John Morrison def. Christian, Tommy Dreamer & Finlay (Six-Man Tag Team Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) Just one week after Jack Swagger triumphed over Christian in an intense match for the ECW Championship, “The All-American American” once again pinned Captain Charisma in the middle of the ring. After Finlay drove the interfering Miz from the squared-circle amidst a fast-paced array of turnbuckle turmoil by all six Superstars, Christian looked to have Morrison on the ropes. But, when he failed to see the blind tag between the legal Shaman of Sexy and the waiting Swagger, the smiling new face of ECW made him pay for it, hitting his unsuspecting foe with his gutwrench powerbomb for the victory.
Natalya def. Alicia Fox (PHOTOS) Although Alicia Fox showed a valiant effort in only her second match on ECW, in the end she could not overcome Natalya, as one of the most technically-sound Divas in WWE made her submit with the dreaded family Sharpshooter. When Tyson Kidd attacked DJ Gabriel after the match, Fox’s dance partner answered back with a European uppercut that sent Kidd packing. Will Kidd choose to tango with Gabriel any further in the weeks to come?
Mark Henry def. Santino Marella (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite Santino Marella’s humorous pre-match analysis that compared his own anatomy to that of Henry’s, the World’s Strongest Man was not amused. After playing with the outmatched Marella, Henry quieted his never-at-a-loss-for-words opponent with an absolutely brutal World’s Strongest Slam. The win gives Henry a coveted spot in the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match (match preview).
Kane def. Boogeyman (PHOTOS) In a monster match nearly as scary as Kane’s movie See No Evil - which makes its Sci Fi premiere this Saturday at 9/8 CT - the Big Red Machine returned to the Land of the Extreme to battle Boogeyman. As the frightening creature from the Bottomless Pit hurled himself off the top rope, tasting the very worms of victory in his mind’s eye, Kane suddenly caught him by the throat and delivered a massive chokeslam for a simply frightening victory.
The convincing win came just one day after Kane captured a spot in the WrestleMania Money in the Bank Match. And if his display was any indication of what the WWE Universe will witness on The Grandest Stage of Them All, Kane's seven opponents could be in very big trouble.
Team 3D appeared on the Orlando-based Between the Ropes radio show this past week hyping a free show featuring students from their wrestling academy on Saturday. During the interview, Brother Ray was asked about Christian's jump to WWE.
"Christian is a hell of a talented person," Brother Ray said. "I just don't think that TNA was the right place for him, and quite honestly, I don't think that going back to WWE is the right fit for him either. I hope he's happy with whatever he does. I hope he makes a lot of money. I hope all goes well for him."
According to several live reports sent in from fans who were at this week’s double SmackDown tapings the Mohegan Sun Arena (CT), Umaga apparently suffered a leg injury. The former IC champion was wrestling WWE Champion Triple H in the main event of Friday's SmackDown. During the match, the Samoan Bulldozer went down and the referee did the “x” hand signal that means an injury has occured. Umaga did not wrestle on the second show taped later in the night for next week. At this time, there is no confirmation on how serious the injury is. Umaga recently returned to WWE after being out for several months due to a torn PCL suffered back in August 2008.
Mick Foley recently spoke to the Edmonton Sun about several topics including retirement and Vince McMahon. On his retirement, Foley said: “I already did that in 2000. I went for a year without a match when the average retirement time for wrestlers is about six weeks. I won’t make a retirement announcement. I’ll never say never again.”
On the subject of Vince McMahon, Foley stated that they once had a really good relationship, but things soured due to business. “After I almost made the move to TNA in 2005, our relationship was never the same,” he says. “It was to the point where I didn’t even feel comfortable going into his office and eating his food while he was in a producers’ meeting.”
“Making the phone call to tell him [I was leaving] was very difficult,” Foley continued. “Within a day, on Vince’s orders I’m sure, I was pulled from the Legends of WrestleMania game.”
Kevin Nash is still battling the elbow infection that hospitalized him in January. He continues to wear the suction machine on his elbow to help the healing process, according to his manager Bill Behrens. Nash hasn’t yet received medical clearance, but is targeting April for his return to the ring.
John Cena def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge by disqualification Shawn Michaels def. Vladimir Kozlov Mickie James & Kelly Kelly def. Beth Phoenix & Jillian Kane def. Rey Mysterio and Mike Knox in a Triple Threat Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
BOSTON – With just weeks to go before the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, Raw rolled into Boston – the very city that hosted WWE’s biggest event in 1998 – for a show full to the brim with shocking announcements regarding the matches set to take place on The Grandest Stage of Them All. Both World Title Matches were set on Monday night, as 2009 Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton announced his intention to challenge Triple H for the WWE Title, and Vickie Guerrero informed her shocked husband, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, that he would be defending his title against The World’s Largest Athlete, Big Show.
John Cena def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge by disqualification; Edge retained the title and will defend it against Big Show at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania (PHOTOS | WATCH) Following a knockout defeat at the hands of Big Show on SmackDown the Friday before, John Cena was in just the kind of shape that World Heavyweight Champion Edge wanted him in for their World Title rematch. But in spite of the beating he suffered just days before at the hands of The World’s Largest Athlete, Cena was in rare form, taking the fight to the Rated-R Superstar with such intensity that his victory seemed to be imminent. Sensing the danger that his title was in, the Master Manipulator Edge ended the match by disqualifying himself, preventing his opponent from regaining the title.
As the World Heavyweight Champion sat on the stage, finally thinking himself safe, he was joined by his wife Vickie Guerrero, who shocked her husband by announcing who he would defend his title against at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania: Big Show.
Cowboy Bill Watts joined the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2009 The newest member of the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2009 was announced: Cowboy Bill Watts. Watts will join “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Funks and Ricky Steamboat as they are inducted the weekend of the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania. WWE Hall of Fame
Shawn Michaels def. Vladimir Kozlov, ending his undefeated streak and earning the right to face Undertaker at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania; The Phenom appeared (PHOTOS | WATCH) The week before had seen Shawn Michaels defeat his former employer JBL in an effort to earn the right to face Undertaker at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania. But there was another Superstar who harbored ambitions of ending The Phenom’s historic 16-0 streak at WrestleMania: SmackDown’s Vladimir Kozlov. On Raw, HBK squared off against the imposing Moscow Mauler, with the winner earning his spot on The Grandest Stage of Them All. In spite of Kozlov’s superior strength and power, Michaels persevered, putting an end to his opponent’s winning streak, and earning an opportunity to end that of Undertaker as well. But HBK’s celebrations were cut short by the sound of a bone-chilling gong that heralded the arrival of Undertaker, who made an ominous gesture toward his WrestleMania opponent.
Randy Orton decided to face WWE Champion Triple H at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, stipulating that The Game may not touch him until then (PHOTOS | WATCH) Arriving with a full entourage including his “Legacy,” a group of lawyers and a team of security, Randy Orton took to the ring on Monday night to make a huge announcement regarding the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania. Defying the WWE Universe’s expectations, the 2009 Royal Rumble winner announced that he would not be facing WWE Champion Triple H, but would instead challenge the winner of the World Heavyweight Title Match between John Cena and Edge, scheduled for later that evening. Furthermore, the Legend Killer stated his plans to press charges against The Game for his sledgehammer assault the week prior.
As if on cue, the WWE Champion himself appeared and entered the ring. Triple H taunted Orton, stating that he doesn’t have what it takes to face him and even calling the young Superstar gutless for refusing to challenge him – an act The Cerebral Assassin claims that the third-generation Superstar desperately wants to commit. Giving in to the pressure, Orton changed his mind, deciding that he would face Triple H at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania for the WWE Title, stipulating that if the WWE Champion lays his hands on him before then, that he would move forward with the aforementioned criminal charges. After The Game agreed to these conditions, it was Orton’s turn to do the taunting as he described to Triple H how good it felt when he RKO’d his wife, Stephanie. Though The Cerebral Assassin kept his agreement not to touch Orton, he promised that when they meet, he’ll break the Legend Killer’s neck.
Mickie James & Kelly Kelly def. Beth Phoenix & Jillian; Divas Champion Maryse attacked Women’s Champion Melina after the match (PHOTOS) As usual, Beth Phoenix came to the ring in full force, accompanied by her beau Santino Marella as well as her fanatical intern, Rosa Mendes. As both Women’s Champion Melina and Divas Champion Maryse looked on, The Glamazon and her tag team partner, Jillian, took on the team of Mickie James & Kelly Kelly. In spite of Phoenix’s immense power and her unscrupulous associates, she was unable to score a victory as Kelly Kelly pinned Raw’s tone-deaf songstress for the win. Not content to walk away with a loss, Beth & Jillian started a brawl with their opponents, drawing Melina to the ring. But when the Women’s Champion was climbing up, Divas Champion Maryse pulled her off of the apron and hit the Women's champion with a vicious DDT, the culmination of the two’s verbal sparring throughout the match.
Kane def. Rey Mysterio and Mike Knox in a Triple Threat Money in the Bank Qualifying Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) With the Money in the Bank briefcase motivating them high above the ring, Rey Mysterio, Kane and Mike Knox faced off in a Triple Threat Match with a slot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match on the line. Though recent weeks had seen the two gigantic Superstars work together, Kane kept his eyes firmly on the prize as he pinned the Desert Destroyer to earn his spot at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania. Following the match, the Big Red Monster chokeslammed his other opponent, leaving the Master of the 619 lying on the mat in his destructive wake.
Chris Jericho hosted Piper’s Pit, then insulted and attacked WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka (PHOTOS | WATCH) Mocking the classic interview segment hosted by WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Chris Jericho held with his own version of Piper’s Pit, even making use of the original set. The nefarious Superstar proceeded to show footage of the segment’s most infamous incident, in which Piper brutally attacked Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, before welcoming Snuka himself to his imitation Piper’s Pit. Continuing the trend established in recent weeks, Jericho insulted Snuka, going so far as to call the WWE Hall of Famer a disgrace.
Further crossing the line, the self-proclaimed “best in the world today” imitated Piper and Snuka’s classic confrontation, offering “Superfly” various tropical fruits. But Jericho’s arrogance once again got the better of him, as Snuka grabbed hold of a coconut, using it to threaten the first-ever Undisputed Champion and chase him from the set. As soon as Snuka began to take in the WWE Universe’s adulation however, the cowardly Jericho carried out a craven attack, knocking the Piper’s Pit set on top of Snuka and then whipping the Legend with his belt.
World Heavyweight Champion Edge will defend his title against John Cena Raw opened with a huge announcement for later in the night. As decreed by Raw interim General Manager Vickie Guerrero, just days after his knockout defeat at the hands of Big Show, John Cena would be awarded his rematch against World Heavyweight Champion Edge, with the title on the line.
- TNA Women’s Knockout Champion Awesome Kong recently made it clear she’s not happy with newcomer Brutus Magnus (real name Nick Aldis) making more money than her. Many feel it’s hard to blame her as she’s done so much for the company whereas Magnus is still very green and his only claim to fame before joining TNA was working for the UK version of American Gladiators.
Magnus is considered to be a project of TNA president Dixie Carter—the main force behind the company’s decision to acquire him. It’s been said that Carter cares more about charisma than in-ring ability.
Hulk Hogan announced on his Twitter page that he called Vince McMahon recently, and McMahon is open to Hulk coming back. In actuality, Vince is the one who contacted Hogan and asked him to come back. He also teased being at WrestleMania, saying "There seems to be a lot of buzz about my involvement with WrestleMania 25; I guess we'll just have to see what happens. Stay tuned Maniacs."
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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