Sebastian Slater defeats Justin Angel Rosa Mendez defeats Alicia Fox Alex Riley w/Beverly defeats Johnny Prime Shaemus O'Shaunessy defeats Joseph Canterbury Tag team Champions Johnny Curtis and Tyler Reks defeats Trent Baretta and Caylen Croft (still tag team champion)
Sebastian Slater defeats Justin Angel Drew Mcintire defeats Chris Logan Tag team Champions Johnny Curtis and Tyler Reks defeats Trent Baretta and Caylen Croft (still tag team champion) Yoshitatsu defeats Lennox Mcenroe Joe Henning defeats FCW Champion Eric Escobar (New Champion)
With all of what has been reported about TNA signing two former champions & with the very good likelihood those talents may debut at Lockdown this Sunday night, the names begin to be bantered about....Taz, Victoria...what about Chuck Palumbo? Mosh & Blade asked Chuck that on a scale of 1-10, what are the chances of him heading to TNA before the end this year. "I say the chances are very good...they are very good. I've been talking, but I'm in no rush. If we do it, we gotta' do it right."
Well, after leaving WWE recently, I would like to make my first public comments here on the page. I would like to thank the Pro Wrestling fan base for the support through all my years with ECW & WWE! I especially want to thank all of you on this Facebook fan page from all over the world! I try to read most of your comments and I am truly flattered on how many of you supported what I did in the real ECW and my broadcasting accomplishments in WWE. Lets face it, after my debut at MSG vs the great Kurt Angle their wasn't much for me to "hang my hat on" as a wrestler during my tenure wrestling for WWE.
Now, I want to clear up some "true & false" for all of you....
TRUE -My contract expired the end of March and I had given my notice several weeks prior -I ask WWE for my release to pursue other interest -I offered to call Wrestlemania while I was not contractually obligated....and offered to call the show for free to the company. -I have fulfilled EVERY obligation to the WWE, and pride myself on leaving the proper/professional way. -On my way out, from Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn & Stephanie ALL treated me great...which was cool. -I APPRECIATE all of the offers for appearances but right now I'm just doing very few appearances (if any). I'm gonna chill out and watch my kid hit baseballs. -I am done wrestling. At 41 years old, several neck and shoulder issues...not happening. I would be a former shell of myself. -I too have hated the extra "Z"
FALSE -Burnout (If anything, I'm more inspired & motivated now than ever)
Hopefully that clears up some things people were saying in regards to my situation. Also, I have had the opportunity of becoming friends with so many talented & awesome people within the WWE while working there for nearly 10 years and will miss many of them! I would like to thank the writers, road & studio crew and all the talent...especially guys I have a closer friendship with.
I especially want thank three of the main play by play guys I've work with.
Joey Styles -A dear friend whom I've been goombas with for 15 years and will stay friends with! I felt Joey never had a chance to truly be "Joey Styles" in WWE as an announce talent...that's a shame. But the announce style is completely different than anything Joey ever really did in the business....tough to adapt.
Jim Ross -The best of the best! True Hall of Famer and a man I respect and appreciate. I cannot thank him enough for all he has taught me as an announcer...as of recent JR & I were the Smack announce team and were doing a strong job in my view....we have shared some good times on many road trips as of recent...BOOMER SOONER!! And I'm a Nebraska Husker fan (lol)
Micheal Cole -One of my best friends...a guy that truly gave me the confidence to excel as a color commentator years ago in WWE...Cole taught me how to get over the talent, the storylines and get over the brand! He was the only one that had the balls to flat out say to me "its not about you anymore"...I respect that. Amazing work ethic, always would try to find a way for me to get over on him...zero ego & underrated! I been hearing that Cole has been getting bashed by some on-line fans lately- check this out, if you work at McDonald's and your boss wants you to cook BicMac's...you than go and cook BIG MACS! Anyway, I look forward to working with Cole in the future in some capacity be it TV or Radio.
I want thank World Wrestling Entertainment and the McMahon Family for all the years and all the opportunities...they allowed me a great ride which I truly appreciate.
In closing, I've been in the Pro Wrestling business for 23 years and I don't plan on disappearing anytime soon.
I plan to make an impact real soon in this, the ultimate in businesses and keep it's honor....lol....sorry for crossing the line with my sophomoric humor! Survive if I let you.
To update you on the earlier Undertaker retirement story, the name of the WWE tour of Europe next April will be The Undertaker’s Rest In Peace Tour. One source says this won’t be Taker’s goodbye and that it’s just a marketing vehicle that is using Taker’s catch phrase to sell the tour.
Towards the end of the WWE RAW live show last night in Dublin, Ireland, the lights went out and The Undertaker's bell went off. WWE ring announcer Tony Chimel then announced that WWE's tour of Europe next April in 2010 would be a part of The Undertaker's retirement.
It seems unusual that WWE would announce something as big as the retirement of one of their biggest stars at a live event but two different fan reports from the show say the same thing. If we hear anything else, we will definitely pass it on.
Big Show def. Jeff Hardy Gail Kim def. Divas Champion Maryse John Morrison def. R-Truth Undertaker def. Shelton Benjamin Dolph Ziggler def. United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter (non-title) Batista def. Ted DiBiase
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – With Backlash just nine days away, emotions ran high on the first edition of SmackDown since the 2009 WWE Draft. The Animal unleashed his rage on his Backlash opponent, Ted DiBiase, while WWE Champion Triple H vowed to do the same to Randy Orton this Monday on Raw.
Batista def. Ted DiBiase (PHOTOS | WATCH) Since making his surprise comeback on Raw, Batista has been full of pent up aggression. Tonight, it was his Backlash opponent, Ted DiBiase, who felt The Animal’s wrath. Batista dominated the first part of the match, delivering one punishing maneuver after another.
However, DiBiase was able to turn the tables and strike back, delivering targeted attacks to Batista’s leg. But, The Animal regained momentum and dropped The Legacy member with a hard-hitting spear, followed up by a thunderous Batista Bomb for the win. In just nine days, they will meet again on the battle grounds at Backlash. (Preview)
Triple H reveals Raw match stipulations (PHOTOS | WATCH) With Randy Orton rehashing everything he’s done to WWE Champion Triple H and his family, The Game revealed the stipulations to their one-on-one match this Monday on Raw – no disqualifications and no count-outs. (Raw coverage | Backlash preview)
Big Show def. Jeff Hardy; Matt attacks Jeff (PHOTOS | WATCH) At 485 pounds, Big Show simply crushed the high-flying Jeff Hardy. During the match, Matt Hardy came down to ringside to witness the action. While Big Show was down on all fours, Jeff seized the opportunity, using Show’s massive back as a springboard to launch himself over the ropes, toppling Matt.
In the end, Jeff was able to down his brother, but not The World’s Largest Athlete, who stopped the Charismatic Enigma cold with a brutal right hand. After the match, Matt launched a vicious and ugly attack on his brother, hitting him with seven consecutive leg drops while he lay defenseless from Big Show’s brutal assault.
Jeff Hardy vs. Matt Hardy announced New SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long announced that Jeff Hardy will face his brother Matt Hardy in an “I Quit” Match at Backlash. (Preview)
Undertaker def. Shelton Benjamin (PHOTOS) Borrowing one from Undertaker’s arsenal, Shelton Benjamin attempted to deliver a Tombstone to The Deadman. The maneuver failed miserably, resulting in Benjamin being the recipient of the punishing maneuver at the hands of The Phenom. Coming off huge wins at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania and last night’s debut of “WWE Superstars,” can anyone stop The Phenom?
Dolph Ziggler def. United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter (non-title) (PHOTOS) After being drafted to SmackDown, perhaps Dolph Ziggler felt he had to make an impression in the land of SmackDown. He did just that by defeating the United States Champion.
“The View” & MVP? In an interesting exchange in the locker room area, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long told MVP that Sherri Shepherd of the TV program The View had taken an interest in the champion. Holla, Holla, Holla! What does Teddy have in store for the former SmackDown Superstar who was drafted to Raw?
John Morrison def. R-Truth (PHOTOS) After The Miz assaulted John Morrison on Raw, it’s a safe bet that their tag team days are behind them. Looking to make an impression on Friday nights, The Tuesday Night Delight did not disappoint when he stopped R-Truth’s valiant attempts at a win with a Moonlight Drive.
Gail Kim def. Divas Champion Maryse (non-title) (PHOTOS | WATCH) In a bout featuring two of WWE’s most athletic Divas, Gail Kim kept her winning ways intact by dazing Maryse with some hard-hitting counters for the pinfall.
Khali Kiss Cam (PHOTOS | WATCH) The Great Khali was up to his romantic ways on another edition of the “Khali Kiss Cam.” The Punjabi Playboy planted a wet one on a lovely member of the WWE Universe. The next recipient of his affection? None other than Miss WrestleMania Santina Marella next week on SmackDown. This ought to be good!
As reported last week, Dolph Ziggler suffered an apparent collarbone injury in a match with Sim Snuka at the WrestleMania Axxess event mere hours before WrestleMania. It wasn't his only injury coming out of the match as he was busted open as well, resulting in a noticeable scar above his lip. A battered-looking Ziggler was at the annual post-WrestleMania party held later that day. Ziggler is apparently fine as he was able to compete in a match the very next day. He also took part in a match this past Tuesday at the SmackDown taping.
Nash Calls AJ Styles The Best Athlete In Pro Wrestling
Here are some highlights from TNA star Kevin Nash’s appearance on Ring Posts Live with Kevin Eck and Nestor Aparicio Wednesday afternoon on WNST 1570 AM from Baltimore. He promoted this Sunday’s TNA Lockdown 2009 PPV.
On the next generation of TNA stars: "I think Robert Roode is a really, really talented guy. I think he's a natural babyface, although he's working heel right now. He's just solid. He's a combination of Rick Rude and Curt Hennig. He's a real good technical wrestler and everything he does is solid. Motor City Machine Guns -- I watched them do 25 minutes in the Tokyo Dome in January and was just amazed at how athletic and what an incredible pace that those two guys go. You got 'Black Machismo' Jay Lethal, a really fiery young babyface, a lot of athleticism. There's Samoa Joe. You have A.J. [Styles]. I don't think there's really a better athlete in the business right now than A.J. Some of the things he can do reminds me of Shawn [Michaels] in his peak years, as far as athleticism."
On the Main Event Mafia clicking with viewers: "Whether it's The Horsemen, the nWo, the Main Event Mafia or DeGeneration X, it always seems like a faction, especially a heel faction, seems to work. The problems the babyfaces always have is that they're always fighting amongst themselves, and you get four or five guys that have a common goal to be the deterrent to them, I think storyline-wise it's easy for a wrestling fan to go, 'OK, that doesn't insult my intelligence. Five guys beating two makes sense.' "
On TNA using veterans on top while also trying to build new stars: "A couple weeks ago, we did a thing where The Motor City Machine Guns came down and interacted with The Main Event Mafia, and I thought [Alex] Shelley came in and was brilliant on the mic. I just think that the more that we interact with them [the better]. I think the biggest problem booking-wise is that the young guys are so athletically gifted and -- I'll just use me as an example -- they have to work around me. I'm not ashamed to say it. I'll be 50 in July. You know, I'd love to pass the torch, to be that first generation of guys that makes stars. And we've got some guys that are ready."
On the staph infection in his elbow: "It looked like a gunshot wound even a month ago. It just looked the thing was never going to heal. We have a young surgeon that helps us at TNA, and about a month ago at TV he said, 'I can close that.' A week ago Thursday he surgically went in and put the thing back together. I won't be a hundred percent, but I'm definitely wrestling on Sunday."
Kelly Kelly has been named "Wrestling's Sexiest Woman" in Pro Wrestling Illustrated's annual "PWI Poll" issue. The Raw Diva is also featured on the cover of the magazine, which is now available on newsstands. The final voting results are as follows:
Kelly Kelly - 26% Velvet Sky - 17% Mickie James - 12% Angelina Love - 10% Maria - 9% Maryse - 8% Michelle McCool - 5% Others - 13%
TNA iMPACT Report April 16th, 2009 Report by Richard Trionfo and PWInsider.com
We start off tonight’s show with a video package about the Lethal Lockdown Match. We know who is on Team Main Event Mafia, but who will join A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, and Jeff Jarrett on their team? We will find out tonight and that man will face Kevin Nash to find out who gets the advantage.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘Jim’s Steaks here I come’ Tenay and Don ‘Yuengling’ West.
A.J. Styles comes out and he has a mic with him. A.J. says that he had a match with Scott Steiner two weeks ago and he lost due to a miscue thanks to Jeff Jarrett. A.J. says that they talked and he understands that it was an honest mistake. A.J. mentions some rumors that he has heard and he cannot get them out of his head. A.J. says that he wants to make sure that they are on the same page at Lockdown.
Jeff Jarrett comes out and he has a mic. A.J. says that he knows that Jarrett is under a lot of pressure with Foley, the youngsters, and Scott Steiner. A.J. says that he does not envy Jarrett’s position. A.J. says that when they are in the cage at Lethal Lockdown, he wants to know that Jeff will be on his side. Jeff tells A.J. that he is insulted that A.J. would even ask that question. Jeff tells A.J. that he named A.J. team captain before A.J. turned it down. Jeff says that he wouldn’t turn on him. A.J. says that he never said that Jeff would turn on them and Jeff says that is the problem with the younger generation. Jeff reminds A.J. that he brought him into TNA and made him a man in this business. He wants to know why A.J. is questioning his integrity three days before Lockdown. Jarrett says that A.J. has a lot of balls. A.J. tries to apologize but Jeff won’t hear about it. Jarrett says that A.J. will see what kind of leader he is when the fourth member of Team Not Main Event Mafia is revealed.
The Main Event Mafia comes to the ring except for Sting. Angle has a mic and he Is not in the Velvet Hoodies. He tells Jeff that he can sympathize with Jarrett and what he is going through. Angle says that Nash cannot wrestle tonight against the fourth member of Team Jarrett because of Nash’s elbow. Nash will not be cleared until Sunday. Angle says that he wants to know if Angle can take his place.
A.J. calls this bull crap and says that Nash has to forfeit. Angle says that he did not know that A.J. was in charge this week. Jarrett tells Angle that he is in charge tonight. Jarrett tells Angle that they came here tonight for the third match to determine who gets the advantage in Lethal Lockdown. That match will happen tonight. Jarrett says that he appreciates the update on Nash’s condition. Jarrett says that he will let Angle take Nash’s place tonight.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a video package for the Xscape Match involving Suicide for the X Division Title at Lockdown.
Sheik Abdul Bashir is in the back with Lauren and No Limit. Bashir says that Kiyoshi and No Limit volunteered to join his cause. They are sick of being the victims in this company. They will bring the pain, violence, and blood to Lockdown.
Match Number One: Chris Sabin with Alex Shelley versus Homicide with Hernandez versus Naito with Yujiro, Kiyoshi, and Sheik Abdul Bashir Naito and Sabin go after Homicide as the bell ring. Naito runs into a boot and Homicide with an elbow to Sabin. Sabin blocks a tornado DDT. Naito holds Homicide and Sabin with a drop kick to Homicide. Sabin holds Homicide for Naito, but it is a trap and Sabin with a clothesline. Sabin with a knee to Naito but Naito with a flying shoulder tackle. Homicide with a head and arm suplex to Naito. Sabin attacks Homicide from behind. Homicide with a tope con hilo and then he goes into the crowd and Homicide hits the wall.
Naito with a somersault splash onto Sabin followed by a German suplex with a bridge for a near fall. Homicide is knocked off the apron and then Sabin and Naito with a series of standing switches. Sabin with a bulldog to Naito for a near fall. Sabin with a drop kick that keeps Homicide on the floor. Sabin with an Irish whip and a running back elbow. Sabin waits for Naito to get up and he tries for a Cradle Shock. Naito and Sabin with forearms but Homicide hits a double missile drop kick. Homicide with clotheslines into the corner on Sabin and Naito. Homicide with a monkey flip to Sabin but Sabin lands on his feet. Naito with a drop kick to Sabin. Homicide with a jawbreaker to Naito followed by a neck breaker. Homicide with a Gibson Driver for a near fall on Sabin. Homicide sets for the Gringo Killer but Sabin escapes. Sabin with a tornado DDT to Naito for a near fall. Sabin with a running boot into the corner and then he puts Naito on top. Sabin is pushed off the top rope by Homicide and Homicide with a super Ace Cutter for the three count on Naito. Winner: Homicide
A cab arrives and Balls Mahoney and Brother Runt emerge. We go to commercial.
We are back with Abyss in Jim Cornette’s office. They are interrupted by ODB and Cody Deener. ODB says that she hasn’t been in a match in weeks but she is going to wrestle on the pay per view. Cornette says that they don’t have opponents for either Abyss or ODB but they can have a mixed tag match. Abyss says that his girlfriend does not wrestle. ODB wants to know why Cody is still with her because it was just one night.
We go to comments from Jeff Jarrett during an interview with Mike Tenay. Jeff says that he has been friends with Mick Foley for twenty years and he went to heights that no other wrestler achieved. Jeff says that it was a dream come true to work hand in hand with Mick. Mike asks about the assumed weakening of the Main Event Mafia until Mick hit Sting with the steel chair. Jarrett says that it was a bittersweet victory because he wondered what the cost of that match was. Mike asks Jeff about a match on his DVD against Cactus Jack. Jeff says that it was a dream to get Foley on board. He does not know if Executive Shareholder Mick Foley or Cactus Jack will show up. Mike asks about the way that Steiner has piqued his interest. Jeff says that he goes back twenty years with Scott Steiner. They were very tight and he says that Scott was always Jill’s favorite. The business has driven a wedge between the friendship. Over the last few weeks, he has done some soul searching and he has made a lot of difficult decisions and there comes a time that he has to take care of Jeff Jarrett first.
Jeremy Borash is with the Main Event Mafia and he wants to know how Kurt feels about his match tonight. Kurt says that he does not know who his opponent is and he does not care, but he is in the match for the advantage. Angle guarantees a victory tonight.
It is time for a video package for Angelina Love’s quest for the title.
Match Number Two: Taylor Wilde, Raisha Saeed, and Awesome Kong versus Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, and Madison Rayne The brawl starts on the ramp and then they all get into the ring. Saeed deals with Sky while Kong works over Love. Wilde and Rayne fight on the floor. Kong misses a charge into the corner on Love and then Love with two kicks that take Kong to the floor. Saeed slams Sky on the floor. Kong with the Implant Buster on Love for the three count. Winners: Awesome Kong, Taylor Wilde, and Raisha Saeed
After the match, Kong has some scissors and she is going to cut some hair, but Sky and Rayne make the save for Angelina and they attack Kong. Sky puts the belt on the top turnbuckle and they hot shot Saeed onto the belt. Then they do the same to Wilde. Kong pushes Rayne and Sky and she punches both of them. Kong with a clothesline to Sky and Rayne. Love sprays something in Kong’s eyes. Love hits Kong with the title belt. Now it is time to cut the champ’s hair.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Montage of the post match attack on Awesome Kong.
We go to the back and Awesome Kong is not happy. She starts throwing things around while Saeed tries to stop her. That is not a smart thing to do.
It is time for a Rough Cut package on Team 3D. Ray talks about how things are in Japan and how important it is to be tag champions in New Japan. Ray mentions that the IWGP Tag Titles will be on the line in the US for the first time against the TNA tag champions. Ray says that Storm and Roode should be afraid of the fans.
Lauren is with Team 3D in the locker room. Ray says that for the first time in the history of pro wrestling, the IWGP Tag Champions will face the TNA Tag Champions. Brother Runt enters the locker room and he says that he was passing by and he has a surprise for Ray and Devon. Balls Mahoney stop by. Balls says that they are here to wish them luck for their match. They envy Team 3D because they are going back home. He mentions some of the former ECW wrestlers.
Match Number Three: ODB and Cody Deener versus Abyss and Daffney The women start off and Daffney with a chest bump and ODB responds with a chest bump of her own. ODB sends Daffney into the turnbuckles. Daffney with chops to ODB. ODB with chops of her own. ODB with a slam but she misses an elbow drop. Daffney with a jackknife cover for a near fall. Daffney with punches but ODB with an Irish whip but Daffney with a kick when ODB charges. Daffney with an Irish whip but she misses a charge into the corner. Abyss tags in and ODB wants a piece of Abyss. Cody is forced in the match due to the rules. Cody punches Abyss and he wonders if Cody realizes what he just did. Cody with another punch and Abyss wonders if someone hit him. The hat is turned around and Cody means business but Abyss with a punch and he almost knocks the mullet off his head. Abyss with another punch and Cody is starting to cry. Abyss with the Black Hole Slam for the three count. Winners: Team Dr. Stevie
After the match, Matt Morgan attacks Abyss and he punches him. Matt with a kick to the head. Morgan with the bicycle kick and then he leaves the ring.
We go to Mick Foley who is walking in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash is with Scott Steiner and he asks Scott about his conversations with Jeff Jarrett. Scott tells Jeremy that it is personal and it will remain personal. Jeremy wants to get a hint from Scott. Scott says that it is between him and Jeff. Before the night is over, Jeff’s actions will do all the talking.
It is time for Mick Foley to come to the ring and he has two seats. Mick says that it is good to be back with the cheap pop for the Impact Zone. Mick says that things got a little crazy last week. He was busted wide open. Things will get even crazier on April 19th when he is locked inside the six sides of steel with Sting. Mick says that he wanted to interview one of the true greats that the world of wrestling has seen. It is time to bring out the man from Truth or Consequences, New Mexico . . . Cactus Jack.
Cactus asks Mick if he thinks it is a joke. Cactus asks Mick if the fans know that they share a lot but there are differences. Mick has no heart, no guts, and no spine. Mick wants Cactus to calm down because he lost an ear in Germany and continued to wrestle. Jack says ‘that guy’ was him. Mick would have found refuge in the nearest banana split. Jack talks about an autograph session that Mick was at. Jack says that Mick did nothing as two thieves walked past. Jack says that he is sick of Foley cashing the checks that Jack wrote and living off what Jack did in the ring. Inside the six sides of steel, keep the sneakers at home because he will be lacing up the leopard skin. Jack says that he will not let Mick have his moment of glory when he vanquishes his greatest rival. Mick starts punching himself and then Sting’s music plays.
Sting tells Mick that he is turning a twenty year friendship into an out of control three ring circus, Mick. Sting tells Mick that he cannot believe what he just saw Mick do. Sting says that Mick probably believes what he just did as we see the blood pour down his face. Sting asks Mick if he lost his mind or if this is just an act . . . Mick. Sting tells Mick that he believes what Mick just did. Sting tells Mick that he will not be intimidated inside the six sides of steel because it does not matter to him . . . Mick. Foley says that is the Sting he wants to see because Sting was never intimidated by him. Mick says that he never cared about human life but Sting was never afraid. Mick talks about the first time Sting heard a Cactus Jack chant in Philadelphia. Sting might not have been afraid, but he had to be concerned. Foley asks Sting what he thinks it will be like when they are locked inside and seven or eight thousand people are chanting his name.
The Main Event Mafia theme-a-gogo plays and Mick Foley attacks Sting from behind because it was a trap. Mick hits Sting with the chair. Foley says that he can play anyone’s music because he is in charge. Now it is time for Curry Man’s music to play. Foley wants a bit of Shark Boy. Foley is feeling a bit puckish for some of Sting’s music. Foley gets the barbed wire bat and he says that he runs this place and he can do anything that he wants. At Lockdown he wants to tear Sting apart.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of what Mick Foley did to Sting.
We go to the back and Storm and Roode attack Balls Mahoney and Brother Runt. The battle moves into the Impact Zone. They are in the ring and Balls Mahoney punches Roode and Storm and then Roode hits Mahoney with a chair shot. They put Runt in the Tree of Woe and Storm hits Runt with a chair. Now Roode and Storm go after security. Now they get more chairs and Roode hits Mahoney with a chair. Storm punches Runt and then Storm hits an IEDDT. Storm hits Runt with a chair and then Roode brings a table into the ring. Roode power bombs Runt through a table.
Team 3D come to the ring while Storm and Roode leave. We go to commercial.
Team 3D are in the ring and Ray wants Storm and Roode to come out so they can talk to them face to face. We see Runt and Mahoney bleeding. Ray wants to know why they did this. Why do this to two of their friends. Roode says that they did it because they could. Ray wants to know why they would treat them that way. Roode says that they hate them as much as much as they hate Team 3D. Ray wants a Philadelphia Street Fight.
It is time to run through the card for the pay per view.
Lauren is with A.J. Styles and she asks A.J. if he knows who the fourth man will be. A.J. says that he does not know what is going through Jeff’s mind because there are times when they are a team and times when he is somewhere else. A.J. says that the integrity that he used to build this company will show tonight.
Jeff Jarrett is walking down Founder’s Lane as we go to commercial.
We are back and Kurt Angle is in the ring. Jeff Jarrett comes out and he has something to say. Jeff says that he has been giving a lot of thought for the fourth member of Team Jarrett. Jarrett says that there has been some questions about where his loyalty lies. This choice will prove beyond a shadow of a doubt whose side he is on. This choice is for A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, and the Frontline. Most of all, it is about the TNA fans. As the founder of TNA, he gets to make a lot of easy decisions and a lot of tough decisions. This was an easy decision. The final member of Team Jarrett is Christopher Daniels.
Match Number Four: Kurt Angle with Anglevator versus Christopher Daniels in a Lethal Lockdown Advantage Match They lock up and Angle with a waist lock take down into a front face lock. Daniels with a hammer lock and Angle gets to the ropes. Angle with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Angle with a side head lock take down but Daniels with a head scissors. Daniels with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Daniels with a shoulder tackle that sends Angle to the floor. Daniels with a moonsault onto Angle and then he brings Angle back into the ring for a near fall. Daniels with a punch but Angle with an overhead belly-to-belly throw that sends Daniels to the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Angle with a suplex for a near fall. Angle with a side head lock but Daniels with punches but Angle with another overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Angle with a side head lock followed by forearms to the back. Daniels and Angle with a double clothesline and both men are down. Daniels with clotheslines to Angle and then he kicks Angle and hits an STO. Daniels with punches and the shirt comes off. Daniels with a chop and then he hits a Blue Thunder Driver for a two count. Daniels puts Angle on the top turnbuckle but Angle avoids the palm thrust. Daniels hits a clothesline for a two count. Angle with a kick and DDT for a two count. Angle wants Daniels to get up and Angle tries for the Olympic Slam but Daniels with an arm drag and an enzuigiri. Daniels with a version of a Northern Lights suplex for a two count. Daniels pulls Angle towards the corner for the BME but Angle moves. Daniels lands on his feet but Angle is able to hit the Three Rivers Rolling German suplex combination but Angle can only get a two count. Angle with European uppercuts but Daniels with a back slide for a two count when Angle tries for a third. Angle with an Olympic slam for a two count.
The straps are down and Angle puts Daniels in the ankle lock but Daniels escapes. Daniels with punches but Angle tries for the Olympic Slam. Daniels with a rollup for the three count. Winner: Christopher Daniels At least at this point
After the match, A.J. Styles comes into the ring to celebrate with Daniels. Angle is still yelling at the referee and he attacks the referee for making the three count.
Jim Cornette comes to the ring and he tells Angle to calm down and stop manhandling the officials. Cornette says that he knows why Angle is upset. Cornette says that he might have had a different vantage point than the referee. Angle wants the ruling reversed. Cornette says that he saw something different than what the referee saw. Angle spits in Cornette’s face and Cornette says that the decision stands as he calls Angle a loser.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kurt Angle is joined by some members of the Main Event Mafia. Angle says that as one of his wrestlers, he wants Jarrett to come out and fix things.
Jarrett’s music plays and he comes to the ring. Jarrett will not be stopped by Daniels and Styles. Jeff tells Kurt that he came from the truck and looked at the finish from multiple angles. He knows what is riding on the situation and how it will affect their careers. We go to the video tape. We see the footage and Jeff says that as the founder of TNA, he has some easy decisions and some hard decisions. The winner of the match is Kurt Angle.
The decision has been overturned and Team Main Event Mafia celebrates while A.J. and Daniels argue with Jarrett. Samoa Joe’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. We go to credits.
- TNA issued a second text message earlier today announcing the signing of "another former world champion from another organization."
As previously reported, a similar text message was sent during yesterday's broadcast of TNA iMPACT. The two text messages could be for the same person, but the word "another" indicates there was another signing.
It would be safe to assume that Taz is one of the signees that TNA is referring to. Unlike Ric Flair, Taz did not have a no-compete clause in his contract. Regardless of who it is, we will keep you updated.
ECW star's future in doubt Posted by Randy Gordon on 04/16/2009 at 12:22 AM
- ECW wrestler DJ Gabriel's future is said to be very much in doubt following the departure of his manager Alicia Fox to Smackdown in the Supplemental Draft. In a trivia note, Gabriel has not competed in a singles match on an episode of ECW on Sci Fi in over a month — since March 10th.
John Morrison def. Evan Bourne Vladimir Kozlov def. Local Athlete Tommy Dreamer eliminated from Elimination Chase to Backlash Triple Threat Match involving Finlay and Christian
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Less than two weeks before Backlash, change was in the air in the Land of the Extreme. Its roster was altered by the departure of The Miz and the arrival of the gigantic Vladimir Kozlov, sitting on the brink of more additions and subtractions with the ensuing Supplemental Draft just more than 12 hours away. But the self-proclaimed face of ECW, champion Jack Swagger, looked to stop change before it infects Backlash and his status atop the Extreme brand.
John Morrison def. Evan Bourne (WATCH | PHOTOS) Only 24 hours after losing his tag team partner and fellow “Dirt Sheet” host in The Miz, John Morrison scored an impressive win against the high-flying Evan Bourne. Despite losing the Superstar who helped him win a World Tag Team Championship, the Tuesday Night Delight proved once again he is as sharp in solo competition as he was when he earned the ECW Title.
Vladimir Kozlov def. Local Athlete (PHOTOS) ECW’s newest addition only has about a minute of experience performing for the brand, but that’s all Vladimir Kozlov needed to polish off a win in his Tuesday night debut. Afterward, he announced that he has dominated everywhere he has ever competed and ECW will be no different.
Tommy Dreamer eliminated from the Elimination Chase to Backlash in a Triple Threat Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) For the second week in a row, Finlay was the hero when he pinned Tommy Dreamer to further narrow down the hunt for ECW Champion Jack Swagger’s title. The Irishman brings his love to fight to the debut edition of WWE Superstars, where he will face Christian in a battle to become No. 1 contender to the coveted prize. Much to Swagger’s disappointment for not being granted a question and answer timeslot on the show, ECW interim General Manager Tiffany scheduled the contest for Thursday night in her second major decision since acquiring Theodore Long’s responsibilities.
Chris Jericho def. Tommy Dreamer Matt Hardy def. CM Punk by disqualification Christian def. Shelton Benjamin Edge won the Tri-Branded Battle Royal Kofi Kingston def. The Miz by disqualification The Great Khali def. Santino Marella World Heavyweight Champion John Cena def. ECW Champion Jack Swagger Divas Champion Maryse, Michelle McCool & Natalya def. Women’s Champion Melina, Mickie James & Kelly Kelly Kane def. The Brian Kendrick Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio def. Evan Bourne
ATLANTA - The 2009 Draft saw the entire WWE roster shaken up, and even after a special three-hour Raw, the changes are still coming with the Supplemental Draft, live on WWE.com all day Wednesday. While the WWE Universe certainly won, with such high-profile Superstars as Rey Mysterio, Matt Hardy, CM Punk and Big Show changing brands and WWE Champion Triple H bringing Raw its second World Title, the night was a rough one for Randy Orton.
Not only did the Draft bring Orton’s nemesis Triple H to Monday nights, but his protégés in The Legacy failed to defeat The Game, Batista & Shane McMahon, meaning that The Legend Killer will have to face The King of Kings on the next Raw. (Exclusive Draftee interviews)
Though the WWE Universe might not have known what to expect with the 2009 Draft, they should know to "Expect Everything" for the very first episode of WWE Superstars this Thursday at 8 ET/5 WT only on WGN America. (More)
WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon def. The Legacy; The Game earned an opportunity to go one-on-one with Randy Orton on the next Raw (PHOTOS | WATCH) In Raw’s main event, there wasn’t a Draft pick on the line, but instead something far more valuable to the competitors: An opportunity to exact retribution from Randy Orton. With the ring warrior scoring the pinfall earning a match against The Legend Killer on the next Raw, WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon were more concerned with getting a victory for themselves than with working as a team. As Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase did their best to take advantage of their opponents’ strife, their opponents did themselves no favors, with Shane going so far as to break up Batista’s pin. As The Animal and Shane O’Mac argued, however, Triple H took advantage of the situation to pin Ted DiBiase after a devastating Pedigree, dashing The Legacy’s hopes of keeping their leader out of competition the following week.
Chris Jericho (SmackDown) def. Tommy Dreamer (ECW); Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio drafted to SmackDown (PHOTOS) Though he had made Raw his home since returning to WWE, Chris Jericho competed in the night’s last interpromotional Draft match on behalf of SmackDown, where he had been drafted earlier in the evening. The nefarious Superstar proved what a valuable addition he will be to SmackDown’s roster by defeating ECW Original Tommy Dreamer and bringing more championship gold to Friday nights with Draftee, Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio.
Matt Hardy (Raw) def. CM Punk (SmackDown); Divas Champion Maryse drafted to Raw (PHOTOS | WATCH) Matt Hardy and CM Punk entered the 2009 WWE Draft representing SmackDown and Raw respectively, but by the time they faced off in the ring, their brand allegiances had switched. As the two ring warriors slugged it out, Jeff Hardy rushed to the ring and attacked his sibling, resulting in the disqualification of Mr. Money in the Bank and allowing Matt to pick up another random selection for Raw. With Women’s Champion Melina drafted to SmackDown earlier, Monday nights were in sore need of women’s division gold, and found it in the form of the newest Raw Diva: Divas Champion Maryse.
Christian (ECW) def. Shelton Benjamin (SmackDown); Vladimir Kozlov drafted to ECW (PHOTOS) Christian took to the ring to compete against Shelton Benjamin, and managed to show The Gold Standard what being Captain Charisma is all about, picking up a win and a Draft pick for his home brand of ECW. Though it was the only selection of the night for the Land of the Extreme, interim ECW General Manager Tiffany couldn’t be disappointed as it brought Vladimir Kozlov, The Moscow Mauler to Tuesday nights.
Edge (SmackDown) won the Tri-Branded Battle Royal; Kane & Chris Jericho drafted to SmackDown (PHOTOS | WATCH) Five Superstars from each of WWE’s three brands took to the ring for a 15-Man Tri-Branded Battle Royal, with the victor earning two Draft picks for their respective brand. With so much talent loaded into the ring, the match could have gone any way, but it was The Ultimate Opportunist Edge who outlasted the competition – including Big Show, Mark Henry and Finlay – and was the last Superstar left in the ring. Though Raw had gained numerous new ring warriors throughout the night, this win did a lot to even the score by bringing both Kane and Chris Jericho to SmackDown.
Kofi Kingston (Raw) def. The Miz (ECW); The Miz drafted to Raw (PHOTOS) Representing Raw, Kofi Kingston competed against ECW’s The Miz, accompanied by his tag team partner, John Morrison. Perhaps not accustomed to working alone, The Shaman of Sexy was caught interfering in the match on behalf of the self-proclaimed “chick magnet,” leading to The Miz’s loss by disqualification, and another Draft pick for Raw. The former reality TV star will be getting more chances to work solo, as he was randomly selected to move to Monday nights. After embracing his “Dirt Sheet” partner, The Miz turned on him, leveling him with a Reality Check.
The Great Khali (SmackDown) def. Santino Marella (Raw); Mr. Money in the Bank CM Punk drafted to SmackDown (PHOTOS | WATCH) In another interpromotional SmackDown vs. Raw match, Santino Marella was faced with the massive Great Khali. Before the match began, however, Beth Phoenix came to the stage with a special announcement regarding the impending contest. By order of GM Vickie Guerrero, in addition to the Draft pick already at stake, if Santino lost the match, his “twin sister,” Miss WrestleMania “Santina” Marella, would have to be a guest on the Khali Kiss Cam. Unfortunately for the Italian Superstar and Miss WrestleMania, The Great Khali was victorious. In addition to winning some time with Santina next week, The Punjabi Playboy also earned SmackDown a Draft pick, bringing CM Punk to Friday nights. The Straightedge Superstar brings with him his Money in the Bank contract, which if utilized properly, is as valuable as any World Title.
World Heavyweight Champion John Cena (Raw) def. ECW Champion Jack Swagger (ECW); Matt Hardy and WWE Champion Triple H drafted to Raw (PHOTOS | WATCH) With two Draft picks up for grabs, World Heavyweight Champion John Cena faced off against ECW Champion Jack Swagger for the first time ever. Despite “The All-American” American’s earlier bragging, The Champ prevailed, handing Swagger a defeat courtesy of the STF, and bringing two of SmackDown’s most powerful ring warriors to Raw: The devious Matt Hardy and WWE Champion Triple H, giving Raw two World Titles. Following the match Cena was attacked by his Backlash opponent, Edge, but managed to turn the assault around, chasing The Ultimate Opportunist from the ring.
Divas Champion Maryse, Michelle McCool & Natalya (SmackDown) def. Women’s Champion Melina, Mickie James & Kelly Kelly (Raw); Melina drafted to SmackDown (PHOTOS) The Divas of Raw and SmackDown squared off in a Six-Diva Tag Team Match, which saw Divas Champion Maryse, Michelle McCool & Natalya defeat Women’s Champion Melina, Mickie James & Kelly Kelly, earning SmackDown the brand’s first Draft pick. The random selection was a lucky one for the ladies of SmackDown, as it brought Melina and her Women’s Championship to Friday nights.
Kane (Raw) def. The Brian Kendrick (SmackDown); Big Show drafted to Raw (PHOTOS) Representing SmackDown, The Brian Kendrick took on Kane with another Draft selection on the line. But even with the assistance of his bodyguard, Ezekiel Jackson, Kendrick was no match for the immense size and strength of The Big Red Monster. Kane’s victory earned Raw another Draftee, bringing in The World’s Largest Athlete, Big Show, and eliminating the 7-footer’s status as the biggest Superstar on Raw.
Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio (Raw) def. Evan Bourne (ECW); United States Champion MVP drafted to Raw (PHOTOS | WATCH) The first match of the night pitted two high-flyers against one another in the form of Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio and ECW’s Evan Bourne. Unfortunately for “Air” Bourne, his aerial maneuvers were no match for the ring experience of The Master of the 619, who picked up the win. Like most of the matches on the Draft night, there was a randomized Draft pick at stake, which Mysterio picked up for Raw. With the first Draft selection of the evening, Monday nights gained another title as United States Champion MVP joined the roster.
WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon to face The Legacy on Raw with a match against Randy Orton at stake (PHOTOS) After returning to WWE the week before, Batista opened Raw on the night of the Draft with vengeance on his mind. Though he’ll have a chance to meet Randy Orton in the ring as part of the WWE Championship Tag Team Match at Backlash, The Animal made clear his desire to face The Legend Killer on Raw and take revenge for the vicious punt that kept him from the ring for months. But Batista wasn’t the only competitor with his sights set on Orton, as he was joined in the ring by both Shane McMahon and WWE Champion Triple H, who both wanted to get their hands on the venomous Superstar for what his attacks on Stephanie McMahon and the WWE Chairman himself, Mr. McMahon.
As the three argued over who would get first dibs on Orton, they were interrupted by Vickie Guerrero. Raw’s new General Manager announced that only one of them would get the opportunity to face The Legend Killer before Backlash, and that they would have to earn it. Guerrero then placed WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon in a 3-on-2 Handicap Match against The Legacy for later in the night. Whoever scores the pinfall on either Rhodes or DiBiase will have earned themselves a match against Orton on the next Raw, but if The Legacy prevails, then none of “The Viper’s” enemies will be able to get their hands on him.
Did JBL not leave WWE on good terms? Posted by Randy Gordon on 04/13/2009 at 02:05 PM
Mike Mooneyham notes in his latest wrestling column for The Post and Courier that John Bradshaw Layfield didn't leave World Wrestling Entertainment on the best of terms.
Mooneyham wrote: "Word, however, has surfaced that JBL didn't leave the company on the best of terms. His wife, financial guru Meredith Whitney, also didn't attend what appears to have been Layfield's last match."
Former WWE Women's Champion Victoria has updated her Myspace blog with the following post:
"I ran into a couple former WWE employees there. Dan Stevenson, who was a behind the scenes guy, is now with TNA. He introduced me to Dixie Carter and her husband. I don't know if she's supposed to have a tough businesswoman image. But I'm gonna shatter that. She was supernice. It's always weird to me when a tidbit of my personal life becomes wrestling gossip, because someone saw Dixie and I talking, and now 'I may be going to TNA'. I'd be lying if I said it never crossed my mind, but they haven't come to me with anything, and I am really focused on my MMA."
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