John Morrison def. Shelton Benjamin Jeff Hardy def. Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho, Kane (No. 1 Contender Fatal Four Way Elimination Match) Eve def. Layla (Cryme Tyme’s Brooklyn Break-Down Diva Dance Off) United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter def. Dolph Ziggler (United States Championship Match) CM Punk def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge (Non-title)
NEW YORK – As SmackDown rolled into The World’s Most Famous Arena, new WWE draftees joined Friday nights, a Straightedge Superstar had his destiny stolen from him, and four elite Superstars collided to determine who would face new World Heavyweight Champion Edge at Judgment Day.
CM Punk def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge (Non-title) (WATCH | PHOTOS) Chris Jericho emerged on SmackDown for the first time since being drafted to Friday nights, only to be interrupted by new World Heavyweight Champion Edge and eventually CM Punk. Jericho ended up walking out, citing disrespect from both his fellow Superstars and the capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden. When The Rated-R Superstar said that he could beat The Straightedge Superstar as a “warm-up match,” Punk decided to accommodate him. He proclaimed that if he defeated Edge later that night, he would cash in his Money in the Bank championship opportunity and pin The Rated-R Superstar a second time for the gold. (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Later that night, after capturing victory with the GTS, Punk attempted to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase. But, before the bell could sound, Umaga came out of nowhere, laying waste to the would-be champion. Jeff Hardy then exploded upon the ring, hitting the Twist of Fate and Swanton Bomb on Edge.
Jeff Hardy def. Rey Mysterio, Chris Jericho and Kane (No. 1 Contender Fatal Four Way Elimination Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) In a whirlwind Fatal Four Way Elimination Match, Jeff Hardy leveled Kane with the Swanton Bomb, only to have Chris Jericho pull him away and pick up the pinfall on The Big Red Machine himself. Rey Mysterio immediately executed the 619 on the first Undisputed WWE Champion. But when he went to finish off his prey, Jericho hurled a nearby chair at the masked Superstar in mid-air, getting himself disqualified. Hardy and Mysterio then engaged in a fast-paced, intense tour-de-force of combat. Just as it looked like the Intercontinental Champion might overcome The Charismatic Enigma, Hardy suddenly reversed the pin, grabbing the huge victory. As a result, Jeff Hardy will once again take on The Ultimate Opportunist for the title at Judgment Day (Match preview).
United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter def. Dolph Ziggler (United States Championship Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) With The View’s excited co-host Sherri Shepherd in MVP’s corner, The Ballin’ Superstar defeated his No. 1 contender Dolph Ziggler with the Playmaker. On the heels of his exciting title defense, MVP will be a guest on The View this coming Tuesday.
John Morrison def. Shelton Benjamin (WATCH | PHOTOS) In an explosive match of skill and toughness, John Morrison reigned supreme over The Gold Standard with the help of the stunning Moonlight Drive. Later, The Shaman of Sexy got into a fierce brawl with Chris Jericho outside the dressing room area. (WATCH)
Eve wins Cryme Tyme’s Brooklyn Break-Down Diva Dance Off (WATCH | PHOTOS) JTG & Shad celebrated their move to SmackDown and their homecoming to New York City by hosting a Brooklyn Break-Down Diva Dance Off between Layla and Eve. When Eve got the loudest reaction from the crowd and with it the victory, Layla responded by attacking her dance opponent.
- Melina and John Morrison were together at the Hall of Fame ceremony a few weeks ago as they are once again a couple. They were put back together on the same brand at least in part as a result of their relationship.
According to a report by The Figure Four Weekly Newsletter, Shawn Michaels is expected to be out of action for the next several months and possibly until July unless plans change. He is taking the much needed time off to let his bad knees heal up. Michaels has not been on the road with WWE since Wrestlemania 25. He stated in a recent interview that he plans to take even more time off following next year's Wrestlemania when his contract with WWE expires.
Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox def. Gail Kim & Maria Evan Bourne def. Paul Burchill Ted DiBiase def. WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Carlito
This week's “WWE Superstars” on WGN America showed off the results of WWE's recent Draft. Raw newcomer and Unified Tag Team Champion Carlito faced The Legacy's Ted DiBiase, while some of SmackDown's newest Divas met some of the Sexiest Women of Friday nights. Also, the rivalry between Evan Bourne and the Burchills got even more Extreme.
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Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox def. Gail Kim & Maria (PHOTOS | WATCH) As Gail Kim was propelling herself from the always-dangerous second rope, Michelle caught the tenacious Diva with a vicious kick to the face, delivering enough force to give the former Divas Champion the huge victory. Michelle reaffirmed herself as one of the top Divas in WWE while giving Alicia Fox a taste of success in her first match since being drafted to SmackDown.
Evan Bourne def. Paul Burchill (PHOTOS | WATCH) Still furious after his loss to Evan Bourne on last week’s ECW on Sci Fi, Paul Burchill and his devious sister, Katie Lea, returned to the Land of the Extreme looking for some retribution. ECW’s interim General Manager, Tiffany, granted Paul his wish – a rematch against “Air” Bourne on this week’s “WWE Superstars.” But Burchill didn’t exactly get his revenge. The high-flying Bourne once again proved to be superior, landing another perfect Shooting Star Press against the Englishman and pinning him for the “WWE Superstars” victory, much to the dismay of a ringside Katie Lea.
Ted DiBiase def. WWE Unified Tag Team Champion Carlito (PHOTOS | WATCH) On the surface, the members of The Legacy and the WWE Unified Tag Team Champions have a lot in common: Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase and Carlito & Primo are all multi-generational Superstars possessing phenomenal natural ability. However, as pointed out by DiBiase & Rhodes, the brothers from San Juan have the WWE Unified Tag Team Titles, something The Legacy has plans of changing. WWE Champion Randy Orton’s cohorts took the first step toward securing their own championship gold on WWE Superstars, as Ted DiBiase squared off against Carlito. Though it was a hard-fought match, filled with reversals and the WWE Unified Tag Team Champion’s high-flying maneuvers, it was the “Priceless” Superstar who emerged victorious, further securing he and his group’s legacy.
Tyson Kidd and Natalya were told to expect a third addition to their package soon, that of course being DH Smith.
Smith was drafted to the ECW brand in the Supplemental Draft two weeks ago with the idea to pair him up with the two. Although, his move to the brand squashed the possibility of the second generation wrestler joining Legacy on Raw. Randy Orton had an idea for Smith to be the Arn Anderson of the group, but plans derailed when the heated McMahon storyline came about in mid-January.
All three are quite familiar with each other as they've known each other since childhood. At the age of ten, Kidd was adopted into the Hart family after befriending Teddy Hart. He also lived with Smith for several years and has been living with Natalya for five years.
In 2007, Smith, Kidd and Natalya briefly aligned themselves and formed the Next Generation Hart Foundation in Florida Championship Wrestling. The group disbanded when Smith was called up to the main roster in October of that year.
Late last year, Smith was paired up with Kidd and Natalya once again with the idea to call them up to the main roster. In December, they looked to be on the brink of being called up to SmackDown to work a program with tag team champions Carlito and Primo, but those plans were squashed when Smith reportedly went behind Kidd's back to suggest to the creative team that they place him in Legacy. Creative apparently bought the idea as the two were unexpectedly broken up in mid-December — a week or two after they started working dark matches.
FCW officials actually turned the behind the scenes happenings into a storyline as Kidd taunted Smith for making it onto television before him even though his former tag partner went behind his back to get in WWE without him.
We've been covering the story about Jeff Hardy's WWE contract status and the possibility of Jeff taking time off when it expires this summer. Jeff has turned down several of WWE's attempts to sign him to a new contract and the former WWE champion is said to be considering extended time away from the ring.
The latest is that Jeff has been giving the impression to friends that he will in fact re-sign with WWE before his contract expires this summer. While he is burned out with the hectic travel schedule, his willingness to walk away from WWE has given him negotiating leverage and he will likely ask for a reduced schedule, similar to the Undertaker's deal.
Dave Meltzer is reporting that former AWA tag team champion Buddy Rose (Paul Perschmann) was found dead earlier today by his wife in his Portland, Oregon home. A cause of death is not known at this time.
Rose, wrestling as the masked Executioner, lost to Tito Santana in the opening match of the first Wrestlemania in 1985.
You might catch "Playboy" Buddy Rose currently on AWA on ESPN Classics, often teaming with his tag team partner "Pretty Boy" Doug Somers, managed by the late Sherri Martel. The rather large Rose would be introduced as weighing 271 lbs., but Rose would correct them by saying he weighed a slim trim 217 lbs.
Matt Hardy, who suffered a broken right hand during his "I Quit" match with Jeff Hardy, somewhat wrestled a match on RAW this week. He never officially made contact with Goldust until winning the match with a shot with his cast.
We'll be updating soon as to whether or not Hardy will continue working house shows. He was told by the doctor he would be out four-to-six weeks, but it appears he's going to do what he can to stay on television, given that is only four or five TVs.
- Dave Meltzer reports that first indications on Matt Hardy’s injury is that he will be out of action for four to six weeks. WWE’s website notes that WWE physician Dr. Amman determined that Matt broke his second metacarpal in his right hand, requiring that he wear a cast.
-- According to a report on WWE.com, Matt Hardy broke his hand last night during his "I Quit" Match with his brother Jeff at Backlash. The website will report more details prior to tonight's RAW broadcast.
We start off tonight’s show with a look back at Lockdown and last week’s Impact. We then see Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle have problems with Mick Foley. What does Bobby Lashley have up his soft spoken and hard hitting sleeves? Samoa Joe has issues but does he have any allies? Jeff Jarrett is walking in the back and Jeremy Borash wants to ask Jeff some questions, but he will not answer Jeremy. Jeremy tries to get some answers from Jeremy. Mick says that Jarrett cannot fire him because he is the champion. Mick says that he wants to work with Jeff not against him. Mick says that friends fight with steel chairs. Mick says that him and Jeff are going to be closer than brothers.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Don ‘Fang Fingers’ West and Mike ‘Sorry San Jose’ Tenay.
The Main Event Mafia comes to the ring but Sting is not with them. Angle has a mic and he says that for the last six months since the birth of the Main Event Mafia, those closest to him have referred to him as the Godfather. Angle says that it is because he is the man in charge and he knows how to make things happen. He can deliver as long as he is showed respect. He tells Mick Foley that is how he is honored in TNA as long as he gets the proper respect. When Foley hit him last week with the chair, Foley did not know that there would be consequences. There is a price for Foley to pay. Angle tells Jeff Jarrett that he has an offer that Jeff cannot refuse. Angle says that if he is put in the title match at Sacrifice, he will put up what is most important to him. If he is pinned, the individual who pins him will be the Godfather of the Main Event Mafia. He tells Mick Foley that after what happened last week, he is going to go to his office and he is going to employ a hostile takeover. He is going to take over Foley’s office and job. He will take over everything because when you screw with the Godfather, you get the thorn of the rose.
Mick Foley is in the office with Jeremy Borash. Jeremy asks Mick for his thoughts. Mick asks what Angle said as he pulls out his headphones. Jeff Jarrett enters and he tells Mick that it is just the two of them and he can beat him up if he wants. He tells Foley to stay out of his way. Foley wants to know if Jarrett has his back if Angle tries to take over. Jeff tells Foley that he is on his own. We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is in the Main Event Dressing Room. Angle says that he is the Godfather and when he says something, he looks that person in the eyes and does it. Lauren asks Kurt about his offer for Sacrifice. Kurt says that he is going to whip Foley’s ass and become the TNA Champion. Steiner says that he wants to get back at Jarrett. Angle tells Steiner that they need Jarrett to get into the match at Sacrifice. Then Steiner can have him.
We see footage from the first round matches in the Team 3D Tag Team Challenge.
Match Number One: The Motor City Machine Guns versus Amazing Red and Suicide in the Team 3D Tag Team Invitational
Shelley and Red start things off and Shelley with a kick and side head lock. Shelley with a shoulder tackle but Red with an arm drag. Shelley with a leg sweep but Red with a matrix to get out of a cover. Red with a kick to Shelley’s head. Shelley ties Red up and then he tags in Sabin and Sabin poses. Red with a tilt-a-whirl head scissors. Suicide tags in and he drops Sabin on the mat and then he hits a leg drop. Suicide presses Sabin over his head and drops him and then Suicide presses Red onto Sabin for a near fall. Red sends Sabin into the turnbuckles and then Red with a drop kick. Sabin sends Red into the turnbuckles and then the Guns with a double kick. Suicide is knocked off the apron and then Red is tossed around by Shelley and Sabin.
Shelley puts Red in the Tree of Woe and then he stands on Red’s groin. Shelley with a baseball slide and Sabin with a hesitation drop kick. Sabin with a version of an abdominal stretch. Shelley tags back in and Red with kicks to Shelley and Sabin. Red with a kick to Shelley and then he hits an inverted DDT and both men are down. Suicide is tagged in and he hits a double sledge on Shelley and a clothesline in the corner. Suicide with a drop kick to Sabin. Suicide with a fireman’s carry slam of Shelley onto Sabin. Shelley hits Suicide from behind. Sabin with a kick and then Shelley with Sliced Bread #2 for a two count. Sabin with a drop kick that knocks Red down on the apron. Sabin and Shelley wait for Suicide to get up and it is time for a series of kicks. Red with a kick to Shelley followed by a rana to Sabin. Red hits Code Red to Shelley. Red with a corkscrew plancha onto Sabin. Suicide hits Suicide Solution on Shelley for the three count. Winners: Amazing Red and Suicide
Lauren is with Angelina Love, Velvet Sky, and Madison Rayne. Lauren asks Madison about her stretcher match against Kong. Angela talks about other times things appeared to happen ‘on paper’. She says that they can do anything. They welcome a stretcher match and they wonder who will be able to push Kong on a stretcher.
We go to commercial.
We are back with and Abyss and Dr. Stevie video package.
Lauren is with Abyss and she asks him if Dr. Stevie is serious about putting Abyss in a match where his opponent can use weapons while he cannot. Abyss says that getting hit with weapons can make him better.
Cody Deener and ODB stop by and he says that he is going to seek revenge on Abyss. He challenges Abyss tonight. Cody tells Lauren to tell Abyss that he is waiting for him when Abyss grows a set. Cody touches Lauren and Abyss grabs Cody and Cody is afraid.
It is time for a Kurt Angle video package.
Mick Foley is with the Motor City Machine Guns and he reminds them that they beat him in a first blood match. Mick asks Shelley and Sabin for their help to take care of Kurt Angle. Alex tells Mick that he is crazy and they would like to help Mick, but Chris says that they have some issues. Alex says that they have issues with Suicide. He is under a mask and Suicide stopped TNA from showcasing the real tag team talent. Foley says that Suicide is Al Snow and Shelley and Sabin don’t believe him.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: LAX versus Doug Williams and Brutus Magnus with Rob Terry in the Team 3D Invitational Tournament
We go to the back and Hernandez is injured and Brutus Magnus has Hernandez’ briefcase.
Homicide will wrestle this as a handicap match and he hits Rob with the briefcase. Homicide hits the Tope con hilo on Williams and Magnus. Homicide sends Williams into the ring. Williams punches Homicide and Homicide hits a swinging neck breaker. Homicide punches Williams but Homicide charges into a boot. Homicide with a back elbow to Magnus. Williams attacks Homicide from behind. Homicide goes up top and he hits a missile drop kick on both men. Homicide with a chop to Magnus and then Homicide knocks Williams off the apron. Magnus with a clothesline to Homicide. Magnus kicks Homicide before tagging Williams back in. Williams with a European uppercut to Homicide and Homicide tries to fight back. Williams with a knee into the corner followed by a suplex for a near fall. Magnus tags in and the hit a cross arm clothesline. Magnus with a power slam and then he goes up top and he tries for a frog splash but he overshoots Homicide and misses. Williams tags in and Homicide with a kick and forearm but Williams with a European uppercut. Homicide with an overhead belly-to-belly throw. Homicide with a tornado DDT to Magnus followed by a cutter to Williams. Rob grabs Homicide’s leg and Williams hits a European uppercut while Magnus holds Homicide for the three count. Winners: The British Invasion (Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams)
We go to commercial.
We are back with another video package about Kurt Angle.
Match Number Three: Madison Rayne with Angelina Love and Velvet Sky versus Awesome Kong with Raisha Saeed in a Stretcher Match
The referee sends Saeed to the back. He also sends Love and Sky to the back.
Madison turns around and Kong with punches and then she hits a choke slam. The stretcher is put in the ring and Kong hits a short arm clothesline. Kong puts Madison on the stretcher and the referee starts the count but Kong pulls Madison off and then hits the Implant Buster. Kong pulls Rayne off the stretcher again and Kong hits the Awesome Bomb. The crowd asks for one more and Kong gives it to them. Kong is put on the stretcher and the referee makes the ten count. Winner: Awesome Kong
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage from during the commercial when Angelina and Velvet check on Madison.
Don and Mike talk about the attacks on Madison and Hernandez and Don blames what happened to Madison on the referee sending Angelina and Velvet to the back.
We have a rare Main Event Mafia video package.
Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin come out to the ring. Alex has the mic and he says that he wants everyone to shut up because they have someone to call out. They want Christopher Daniels/Suicide to come out to the ring.
Christopher Daniels comes out to the ring. Alex asks Daniels why he didn’t come in on the zip line. Shelley points out that Daniels lost his job 18 months ago. Since then, he has been doing small shows in indy purgatory trying to get his job back. Shelley points out that Daniels has a family to feed. Sabin says that is not all they know. Sabin says that they are as smart as they look. Sabin says that the time has come to ask him a few questions. He wants to know why Daniels and Suicide have the exact same build. Daniels and Suicide move the same way in the ring. Sabin asks why every time Suicide comes in the ring, the people chant Daniels’ name. Sabin says that those questions are rhetorical. Sabin calls Daniels a liar. Sabin says that it does not matter if Jarrett had anything to do with it. Sabin wants Daniels to admit that he is Suicide.
Daniels tells Sabin and Shelley that he does not owe them an explanation. The important thing is that Jeff Jarrett brought him back to TNA. He tells Sabin to get out of his face. Now that he is back, he will do what he does best and that is wrestle. He says that he does not have time for video games, masks, or repelling. If they want to know who Suicide is, ask them himself.
Shelley says that they will ask Suicide. He asks Daniels who Suicide is. Daniels takes the mic back and he says that he is Daniels. He says that he is pissed off. Daniels attacks Sabin and Shelley and he hits an STO on Sabin. Shelley with a rake of the eyes but Daniels with a Blue Thunder Bomb to Shelley. Sabin gets an uranage and Daniels sets for the BME but Sabin and Shelley get out of the ring.
It is time to Follow Foley Find Friends 2009. Now Foley is with Samoa Joe and his black head towel and knife. Foley reminds Joe about how he was there to praise Joe to everyone. Joe takes off his towel and walks away. Foley says that it is time for Plan C and we go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Cody Deener with ODB versus Abyss in an Anyone but Abyss can use weapons in this match match
Cody has a cookie sheet and he hits Abyss with it and Abyss thinks that something might have hit him. Cody has a trash can lid and he hits Abyss with it in the head and Abyss shrugs it off. Abyss starts to bleed. Cody with a kendo stick and Abyss blocks it. Abyss grabs Cody by the hair and he chops Deener. ODB gives Cody something to drink and a pep talk. Abyss grabs Cody and Cody spits it in Abyss’s face. Cody hits Abyss in the head with the trash can and Abyss is staggered. Cody hits him again but Abyss stays on his feet. Cody hits Abyss in the head with the kendo stick and Abyss stays on his feet. Cody hits Abyss again but Abyss does not go down. Cody gets a chair and hits Abyss with it. Cody celebrates when Abyss goes down. The hat is turned around so he is serious and he gets a wrench. Cody charges at Abyss but Abyss with a Black Hole Slam for the three count. Winner: Abyss
Lauren is in the back with Daffney to talk about her work with Dr. Stevie. Daffney says that Dr. Stevie is the best psychiatrist she has ever been with. Daffney says that he tells her to let things out. Daffney tells Lauren that they have something in common. She says that Lauren knows who she is talking about. Lauren tells Daffney that she does not think that Abyss is interested in her. Daffney laughs and walks away.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to go to the Main Event Dressing Room and Jeremy Borash is with Kevin Nash, Booker T, and their women. Jeremy asks about the tension between the women-folk. Sharmell says that everything is under control since Kevin put his pit bull on a leash. Security gets involved and Angle tells Booker to control Sharmell. Booker wants to leave and Sharmell goes with him.
Matt Morgan comes out and he has something to say. He says that he is going to drop a bombshell on Impact. Matt tells the Main Event Mafia that he is going to make an offer they cannot refuse. He offers his services. He says that he is the future of this business and the business is now. He will be waiting on their reply but this offer is only for a limited time.
Lauren is in the back with A.J. Styles and she asks him about their match tonight. She also asks about problems with Joe. A.J. says that Joe is on no one’s page and he is a different person. He does not know who Joe has been talking to. He tells Joe that he better have his game face on. He wants the Samoan Submission Machine, not the Nation of Violence.
We go to commercial.
We go to footage of Rhino training Jesse Neal in the ring. Jesse says that it is nothing line basic training. Rhino says that he has the heart.
Match Number Five: Booker T and Kevin Nash with their women versus A.J. Styles and Samoa Joe
Joe does not come out at the start of the match and we have another handicap match.
Booker starts off with A.J. and they lock up. Booker with a break but A.J. pushes Booker. They lock up again and Booker works on the arm. A.J. reverses and he puts Booker in a hammer lock. Booker with a side head lock and a knee to the midsection. A.J. with a back elbow and then Styles with the Phenomenal drop kick for a near fall. Nash tags in and Styles with a waist lock and Styles with shoulders in the corner. Nash with an Irish whip but Styles moves out of the way when Nash charges into the corner. Styles tries for a sunset flip but he cannot get Nash over. Nash puts Styles in the corner and it is time for elbows. Nash puts Styles on the turnbuckles but Styles punches Nash and then he puts Nash in a sleeper. Booker tags in and he connects with a knee and a knee lift. Nash tags back in and Styles with a kick to Nash’s leg and then he punches Booker. Styles goes to the apron and he sends Booker to the floor. Styles with a springboard forearm to Nash and Nash goes to the floor.
Bobby Lashley is slow walking in the split screen while Styles hits a slingshot splash onto Booker and Nash on the floor. Samoa Joe makes his way into the Impact Zone as we go to commercial.
We are back and Booker with a knee to Styles and we see footage during the commercial of tension between Joe and Styles. We see Nash and Booker attack Joe and Styles. Back to live on tape action and Joe attacks Nash and then he takes care of Booker. Joe with a drop kick to Nash followed by a power slam to Booker. Joe slams Nash’s head into the ring steps while Jenna distracts the referee in distraction point #1. Booker gets the Legends Title belt and he hits Styles with it to get the three count. Winners: Booker T and Kevin Nash
After the match, Joe kneels over his fallen tag team partner. A.J. gets in Joe’s face and he wants to know why Joe is doing this.
Mick Foley is in his office and he is talking to someone controversial. He says that he needs this person’s help against Kurt Angle. Mick tells this person to hide in the closet until he can sucker Kurt Angle into the office.
We go to commercial.
We are back for the main event backstage segment as Kurt Angle finally starts his hostile take over of Mick Foley’s office, but first we have another Kurt Angle video package.
Angle is in Jeff Jarrett’s office and he confronts Mick Foley. Foley wants to set things straight. He is working on a new contract with a huge superstar coming into TNA. Then he will be ready to talk to Foley. Angle tells Foley to get out of his office. Foley says the safe word but that person does not hear it. Angle chokes Foley and Foley wants to know why Angle is so angry. Angle reminds Foley that he hit him with a chair last week. Foley tells Angle that he can hit him with a chair one time to get even. Then Foley can have a shot at his title at Sacrifice. Foley tells Angle to get Jarrett’s guitar and hit him in the head. Foley tells Angle that he has second thoughts about the guitar and he says that he can get a chair and he will have it in 30 seconds. Foley hits Angle in the head with the phone and then he applies the Mandible Claw as the lights go out. The lights go back on and Kurt Angle is down and someone has a chair but that person has a hood on. The hood comes off and it is Sting.
Details on the new stable in TNA As seen on last night's episode of Impact, Brutus Magnus dropped his gladiator gimmick and formed a stable known as the British Invasion with Doug Williams and Rob Terry. In their debut match as a team, Magnus and Williams defeated Homicide in a two-on-one handicap match after assaulting his tag team partner Hernandez backstage prior to the match.
Williams had been under contract to TNA for nearly a year, but the company had nothing creatively for him until now.
Terry, a former bodybuilder from Wales, got his start in wrestling two years ago when he signed a developmental contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. He was in Florida Championship Wrestling for a while, but was peculiarly released this past summer as WWE doesn't give up on prospects who fit their ideal look for what a wrestler should look like so quickly. He stayed in Florida and has been training with Team 3D at their wrestling academy school in Kissimmee ever since. TNA signed him to contract in February.
There is some talk that WWE may be interested in bringing back former Tag Team and Intercontinental Champion Kip James once his TNA deal is up this year. TNA currently has no plans to re-sign him and he had been off shows until this coming weekend’s events. TNA’s decision to re-sign him may change once they hear there’s some interest from WWE there.
TNA newcomer Sarah Stock was a huge disappointment in her debut for the promotion last week.
The company brought her in from Mexico with the idea of making her the top female babyface in the promotion and having her work with Awesome Kong in hopes of revitalizing the women's division.
On April 21, Stock worked a match with Kong prior to the Impact taping and many backstage felt the match was terrible. Many felt her offense looked weak as the soft Mexican women's style of wrestling doesn't translate well in the United States. She worked a bit better the next night with Taylor Wilde, but the feeling was that her offense was still weak.
-- The Amazing Red will be making his return to TNA on tonight's episode of Impact — which was taped last week. The backstage reaction to his return to the ring have been largely positive. Those that saw him several years ago in TNA thought he looked good, while those that had never seen him were blown away.
TNA Knockout Roxxi has been released from the company, according to PWInsider.com. She and Rhaka Khan have been serving a 60-day suspension as punishment for a backstage altercation that took place several weeks ago at an iMPACT! taping. For one reason or another, the decision was made this week not to bring her back. Roxxi posted a message on her Twitter account wishing "TNA the best in their future endeavors." Her profile has been removed from TNAWrestling.com. Rhaka Khan's profile is still up and she is believed to be safe for now.
Danny Bonaduce said on his radio show out of Philadelphia that when his contract with Hulk Hogan's "Celebrity Championship Wrestling" ends, there's a good chance he'll be back in TNA Wrestling. Jeff Jarrett has apparently claimed that the door is open for Bonaduce to return if he chooses to.
TNA Wrestling officials have reportedly reached out to former WWE star Lance Cade about joining the promotion.
The former three-time WWE tag-team champion is apparently interested in the offer, but has to first finish up some scheduled dates in Japan.
His former tag-team partner, Trevor Murdoch, has recently debuted with TNA on Impact under the name "The Outlaw Jethro Holliday" and has advanced in the current tag-team tournament the promotion has going on right now.
Canadian women's wrestler Jaime Dauncey, better known as Sirelda, is looking to re-join TNA Wrestling. In fact, WWE Hall of Famer Superstar Billy Graham is trying to mentor her into becoming a female version of himself in hopes of getting her back in the organization.
In October 2004, Dauncey took part in a "Gut Check Challenge," a talent recruitment event organized by TNA. She won the female event and was signed to a developmental contract a year later.
Dauncey debuted at the 2006 Slammiversary pay-per-view and would engage in a feud with Gail Kim. Following a loss to Kim at the 2006 Hard Justice pay-per-view, Dauncey quietly left the promotion, although she made a surprise appearance two months later at Bound for Glory as an entrant in the "Kevin Nash Open Invitational X Division Gauntlet Battle Royal." She has not been seen since.
Since her departure from the organization, TNA has used approximately 30 female talents, but they have yet to give her a call to come back. Her main backer at the time was the former head of head creative in TNA, Scott D'Amore, who she had ties with through his independent promotion, Border City Wrestling. Considering he no longer works there, this should explain why she has yet to resurface.
Tyson Kidd def. Finlay Tommy Dreamer def. Christian (Disqualification – ECW Championship Match)
NEW YORK – Despite confirmation that he’ll receive an ECW Championship rematch at Judgment Day, a vengeful Jack Swagger refused to let Tommy Dreamer get his chance at Christian’s title on ECW on Sci Fi. After attacking the ECW Champion and the ECW Original and sending a strong message that he wants to reclaim the Extreme Title, Swagger got his swagger back.
ECW Championship Match: Christian vs. Tommy Dreamer (PHOTOS | WATCH) New ECW Champion Christian celebrated his Backlash defeat of Jack Swagger Tuesday night in front of a capacity Madison Square Garden, which WWE has sold out seven times in a row. But Captain Charisma’s Championship festivities were first interrupted by Tommy Dreamer. While the ECW Original congratulated Christian on his victory, he also pointed out he challenged himself to win the ECW Title once more before his contract expires, or else he’d walk away. When Christian offered Dreamer a title match, “The All-American American” finally emerged, calling Dreamer a joke and Christian a cheater. Before a melee could ensue, interim ECW General Manager Tiffany appeared, granting Swagger his ECW Title rematch at Judgment Day, as well as Dreamer his ECW Title match that night.
When Dreamer and Christian finally faced off during Tuesday’s main event, Swagger once again interrupted. “The All-American American” attacked the ECW Original and the ECW Champion, leading to Dreamer's win by disqualification, while Christian remains the ECW Champ. After decimating Dreamer and Gutwrench Powerbombing Christian, Swagger’s cocky smile returned to the Land of the Extreme. Swagger made a bold statement – he’s determined to win back the ECW Championship and no other Superstar is getting in his way. But will Dreamer be able to get his hands on the Extreme title before his contract expires in six weeks? What will Swagger do in the weeks leading to his ECW Championship rematch at Judgment Day? (Match preview)
Tyson Kidd def. Finlay (PHOTOS) It looks like Finlay’s luck may have run out. In his first ECW on Sci Fi match without his son, Hornswoggle, who was drafted to Raw, The Fighting Irishman was defeated by Tyson Kidd. The ECW newcomer and his ringside counterpart, Natalya, were looking to settle a score after Finlay and his son, Hornswoggle defeated them on last week’s “WWE Superstars” two days after the leprechaun also beat the Diva on ECW. But Kidd’s victory over Finlay came thanks to Natalya, who distracted the referee while Kidd used Finlay’s shillelagh on The Belfast Brawler’s leg, leading to the pin. It’s likely this isn’t the end of the recent rivalry that’s erupted between Kidd & Natalya and Finlay, but without his son on ECW, will Finlay find a way to prevail over the Hart Dungeon-trained duo?
Vladimir Kozlov makes a promise (PHOTOS | WATCH) The Moscow Mauler made a bold promise to the WWE Universe and the Land of the Extreme Tuesday night, claiming it’ll only be a matter of time before he achieves global domination. While clothed in a full Russian military uniform, Kozlov made a stern statement in Russian: “Victory at any cost.” Kozlov is undefeated since joining the Land of the Extreme. Will any Superstar be able stop the merciless Moscow Mauler?
Gregory Helms joins the ECW broadcast team The WWE Supplemental Draft brought Gregory Helms to ECW on Sci Fi. On Tuesday night, Helms joined the Extreme broadcast team, interviewing Evan Bourne. But while the high-flyer told Helms he has ECW Championship aspirations, he was interrupted by Paul & Katie Lea Burchill. The British duo were seeking revenge for Paul’s loss to Bourne on last week’s ECW. Will the Burchills get retribution Thursday night when Paul faces “Air” Bourne on “WWE Superstars” on WGN America at 8/5 PT?
ECW’s new start time (WATCH) WWE Universe: Don’t forget ECW on Sci Fi begins airing at its new start time, 10/9 CT, next Tuesday, May 5.
Batista def. Big Show by count-out in a No. 1 Contender’s Match Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo def. Jamie Noble & Chavo Guerrero The Miz def. John Cena by forfeit WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. United States Champion MVP ended in a no-contest Matt Hardy def. Goldust Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Brie Bella & “Santina” Marella def. Divas Champion Maryse, Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes & Jillian Hall Kofi Kingston def. The Brian Kendrick
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - The entire landscape of WWE changed at Backlash, with three new World Champions, including Raw’s Randy Orton, who won the WWE Championship in a Six-Man Tag Team Match. Though Batista was on the losing end of that conflict, he earned the right to challenge The Legend Killer for the WWE Title at Judgment Day after defeating Big Show on Raw, courtesy of a distraction by John Cena.
Batista def. Big Show by count-out in a No. 1 Contender’s Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) Prior to the night’s final match, General Manager Vickie Guerrero announced that on the following Raw, WWE Champion Randy Orton would face Shane McMahon. Next, the main event began with two massive competitors squaring off for the right to face WWE Champion Randy Orton at Judgment Day. Batista, eager to exact revenge on The Legend Killer for putting him out of commission for months courtesy of a brutal punt, took on Big Show, who had gained esteem in the eyes of Raw’s General Manager, Vickie Guerrero, by attacking John Cena as part of their newfound professional relationship, allowing her husband Edge to secure the World Heavyweight Title at Backlash.
Batista might be used to overpowering his opponents in the ring, but he didn’t have that option against his opponent, The World’s Largest Athlete. However, during the match another advantage for The Animal reared its head as an injured Cena staggered out to the stage. The former World Heavyweight Champion’s presence was enough to distract Big Show, luring him from the ring and causing The World’s Largest Athlete to get counted out. When Big Show made it back to the ring, he was on the receiving end of a spear, delivered by the victorious Batista.
Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo def. Jamie Noble & Chavo Guerrero (PHOTOS) As holders of the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship, brothers Carlito & Primo can defend their titles on any WWE brand. However, as of the 2009 WWE Draft, both Superstars are officially members of the Raw brand. On Monday Night the Puerto Rican Superstars took on Jamie Noble & Chavo Guerrero, two athletes with considerable in-ring experience between them. But that experience wasn’t enough to overwhelm the sibling synergy exhibited by Carlito & Primo, who soundly defeated their opponents.
The Miz def. John Cena by forfeit (PHOTOS) The Miz, a recent Draftee, also had his first match as a Raw Superstar. Proclaiming himself a “television icon,” the pompous Superstar announced to the WWE Universe that he planned to make an impact by challenging one of the brand’s most dominant ring warriors, John Cena. As the former World Heavyweight Champion’s music played, the fans in attendance waited in anticipation, but Cena was nowhere to be seen – presumably a result of the brutal Last Man Standing Match he took part in at Backlash. The self-proclaimed “future World Champion” announced that he had won the match as a result of a forfeit, and demanded that Lilian Garcia verify that fact. When she refused, The Miz made the formal announcement himself.
WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. United States Champion MVP ended in a no-contest (PHOTOS | WATCH) If he hoped to prove himself as a top player on Raw, U.S. Champion MVP certainly succeeded as he went toe-to-toe with WWE Champion Randy Orton in a hard-fought match, retaliating “The Viper’s” every strike. As The Ballin’ Superstar and The Legend Killer continued to fight back and forth, each struggling to gain the upper hand, Shane McMahon rushed to the ring and assaulted “The Viper” with a kendo stick. As Orton’s Legacy, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, rushed to their leader’s aid, Shane O’Mac dropped a flying elbow on his nemesis, and then escaped into the crowd, leaving the outcome of the match in question.
Matt Hardy def. Goldust (PHOTOS | WATCH) Just one day after one of the most brutal matches of his career, Matt Hardy had to face Goldust in the ring on Raw. Suffering from a broken hand sustained during an “I Quit” Match against his brother Jeff, Hardy entered the ring sporting a hard cast. Prior to the match, Hardy reasoned that with his injury, he had no choice but to quit during his Backlash match against his brother, but that didn’t make him a quitter. When the match began, the two competitors circled one another cautiously before Hardy slid out of the ring in an attempt to avoid the bizarre Goldust. The bitter Superstar then re-entered the ring, clobbering his opponent with his cast and covering him for a quick pin.
Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Brie Bella & “Santina” Marella def. Divas Champion Maryse, Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes & Jillian Hall (PHOTOS | WATCH) Raw was also host to an Eight-Diva Tag Team Match that saw Mickie James, Kelly Kelly, Brie Bella & Miss WrestleMania “Santina” Marella take on the team of Divas Champion Maryse, Beth Phoenix, Rosa Mendes & Jillian Hall. During the match, Brie attempted to utilize a trick she had used to great success while on SmackDown, going underneath the ring to switch places with her twin sister Nikki. Soon after disappearing, however, both of the Bellas emerged, along with a grinning Hornswoggle. The mischievous leprechaun sprang out and chased Rosa Mendes from ringside, giving “Santina” just the opening she needed to roll-up Jillian, securing a victory for her team. As the winning Divas and Hornswoggle celebrated, the diminutive Superstar was subjected to a horrifying glance up Santina’s skirt.
Kofi Kingston def. The Brian Kendrick (PHOTOS) In the first match of the night, the highly athletic Kofi Kingston was to face off against one of the exciting new Superstars Raw received in the Draft: The Brian Kendrick. After being introduced by Lilian Garcia, the leather jacket-bedecked Superstar cornered the announcer and clarified that he should be referred to as “The Brian Kendrick.” Though Kendrick held his own, it was the controlled frenzy of Kingston that proved dominant, allowing The Jamaican Superstar to pick up the win.
Two matches for Raw set by Vickie Guerrero: Batista vs. Big Show to determine the No. 1 contender to the WWE Title and WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. MVP (PHOTOS) Raw’s General Manager Vickie Guerrero opened the night’s show by celebrating two of WWE’s newest champions: Her husband, World Heavyweight Champion Edge, and WWE Champion Randy Orton, both of whom won their titles the night before at Backlash. Raw’s World Champion, “The Viper” then emerged, flanked by his Legacy, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase. In the midst of congratulating Orton, the Raw GM then announced that his first title defense would take place at Judgment Day against the winner of a No. 1 Contender's Match between Batista and Big Show, to take place later in the evening.
As Orton finished berating the WWE Universe, he turned his sights on the Raw locker room, declaring that every Superstar, regardless of tenure, answers to him. But before he could finish his rant, The Legend Killer was interrupted by United States Champion MVP. Eager to make a name for himself on his new brand, The Ballin’ Superstar announced that as U.S. Champion, he doesn’t answer to anyone. After being put on notice by MVP, Orton had a brief word with Vickie Guerrero, who went on to make a second huge Raw match, pitting The Franchise Playa against “The Viper” in a non-title contest.
- Michelle McCool has some words for her fellow WWE Divas in a recent WWE Universe blog. McCool said: “Yes there are a lot of girls (on the WWE roster). Sometimes, entirely too many for my liking. Simply put, quarters can get a little cramped and I get tired of hearing about how they wanna do this and wanna do that. I have a great idea. How about learning how to work inside the ring and give me a little competition. How about that?”
- Former ECW Champion Justin Credible, who lives in the New England area, is backstage visiting at the WWE Backlash pay-per-view this evening. It’s the second time in recent months he’s popped up visiting at a WWE event.
At Sunday's Professional Championship Wrestling event in Arlington, Texas, former TNA performer Lance (Rock) Hoyt announced that he had signed a WWE deal. Hoyt trained with PCW. The promotion aired a tribute video for him at the end of the show as all of the wrestlers gave Hoyt a farewell celebration.
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