Mike Knox def. R-Truth Michelle McCool def. Gail Kim John Morrison def. Charlie Haas CM Punk def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge (count-out) (Non-title) Eve defeats Layla (Cryme Tyme's Hand Slammin' Jammy Jam Challenge) The Great Khali def. Dolph Ziggler (Disqualification) Jeff Hardy def. Chris Jericho
PITTSBURGH – With Judgment Day just nine days away, one Superstar attempted to add his name to the World Championship main event while a second prepared for his own pay-per-view battle after getting blasted by a runaway Samoan Bulldozer for the second week in a row.
Jeff Hardy def. Chris Jericho (denies Jericho’s entrance into the World Heavyweight Championship Match at Judgment Day) (VIDEO | PHOTOS) Chris Jericho interrupted SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long as he was welcoming Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio back to SmackDown, demanding a World Heavyweight Championship Match. Mysterio showed him little regard, pushing Jericho to the ground and walking out just as Jeff Hardy - the new No. 1 contender to Edge’s gold - was walking in. Hardy proclaimed that if Jericho could beat him later on SmackDown, he could be added to the World Heavyweight Championship Match at Judgment Day. (Match preview) Jericho tried to attack him, only to end up with the short end of the stick. (VIDEO | PHOTOS)
Later that night, The Rated-R Superstar joined Jim Ross & Todd Grisham at the broadcast table to watch the match up-close. In the end, Rey Mysterio emerged to distract Jericho long enough for Hardy to hit the Twist of Fate and Swanton Bomb, effectively denying Jericho his place at the World Heavyweight Championship table. Following the match, as Hardy was pursuing Edge up the ramp, Mysterio reigned down on Jericho from the top rope.
CM Punk def. World Heavyweight Champion Edge (count-out) (VIDEO | PHOTOS) The Ultimate Opportunist refused to return to the ring during a non-title match with CM Punk, giving his opponent a victory by count-out, but ultimately denying him a potential chance to cash in his Money in the Bank contract. After the bell, The Straightedge Superstar was once again decimated by Umaga, who charged in from behind to take out Punk with the Samoan Spike. Later, Punk officially challenged Umaga to a match at Judgment Day. (Match preview)
The Great Khali def. Dolph Ziggler (Disqualification) (VIDEO | PHOTOS) When Dolph Ziggler issued an open challenge to anyone in the SmackDown locker room, The Punjabi Playboy answered to call. Although Ziggler did not did not achieve victory, he proved to be the last Superstar standing, attacking Khali repeatedly with a steel chair.
Michelle McCool def. Gail Kim (VIDEO | PHOTOS) With newly drafted Alicia Fox in her corner, Michelle countered Gail Kim to deliver the devastating Faith Breaker out of nowhere.
Mike Knox def. R-Truth (PHOTOS) After delivering a brutal boot to R-Truth’s face as the referee was separating the two Superstars, Knox utilized his Spinning Reverse STO to overcome his opponent in his SmackDown debut.
John Morrison def. Charlie Haas (PHOTOS) After losing to Morrison last week and interfering with his match on “WWE Superstars” (VIDEO), The Gold Standard accompanied his former World’s Greatest Tag Team partner Charlie Haas to ringside. There, he witnessed The Shaman of Sexy reign supreme with the lethal Split-legged Corkscrew.
Eve wins Cryme Tyme’s Hand Slammin’ Jammy Jam Challenge (PHOTOS) For the second week in a row, Eve won a Cryme Tyme contest between herself and Layla, only to end up on the wrong end of a neckbreaker from her opponent once the competition was over.
GoErie.com has an article on Mickie James discussing how the women's wrestlers earn respect from the guys, how she got her start in professional wrestling, branching out into television and films, winning the WWE Women's Championship for the first time, and more.
James also said John Cena is one of her best friends on the road.
"I hang out with John. He's a sweetheart, and he's very personable," James told GoErie.com. "He hangs out with everybody as well. Usually, he's more laid back. He doesn't really go to the clubs. It's kind of hard for him to go out when you know you will get mobbed.
"I can only imagine being on that level. When I go out, I get mini-mobbed, in comparison. I've seen him get attacked, and I'm like 'Oh, my God, how does he deal with that?' He can't do anything, go to the beach and chill. But he's cool. He's awesome, a real good friend of mine. I love John to death."
Strangely, Melina has yet to appear on Smackdown after being drafted to the blue brand nearly a month ago. She was left off this week's show as well, leaving her and Ricky Ortiz as the sole wrestlers having not yet debuted on Smackdown, although Ortiz filmed a few video segments for WWE's mobile service as a member of the brand.
As far as the WWE Women's Champion's whereabouts are concerned, company officials decided to punish her by having her stay at home following the European tour in light of her vocal complaints about being moved to SmackDown via the Draft a few weeks ago. Company officials were none too pleased with her outlandish behavior, hence her punishment.
While Melina has worked hard to repair her image in the locker room in recent years, this was a sharp step back and very reminiscent of years gone by. During her previous stint on Smackdown, she frequently clashed with management and her fellow peers as a result of misbehavior, to the point that she landed in "Wrestler's Court" on one occasion.
Melina will be brought back any week, but the feeling is she needed to "cool off" for a while.
WWE star Mr. Kennedy made his long-awaited return to the ring at tonight’s Florida Championship Wrestling tapings. FCW is WWE’s developmental territory based out of Tampa.
Kennedy has suffered numerous injuries throughout his career, with his latest being a dislocated shoulder he suffered in a house show match against Shelton Benjamin in August of last year. Kennedy was recently drafted to RAW, but hasn’t appeared on WWE television in months.
As reported earlier, Rhaka Khan alleged to her boyfriend at the time, Kurt Angle, that the other Knockouts had been stealing her clothing and had either stolen or destroyed her laptop computer.
Multiple sources feel her claims are false and the feeling of more than one person is that she made up these stories because she wanted Angle to purchase her new clothing and a new computer.
Khan has been described as a major "head case" among those who have worked with her. It's also been noted that she mouths off to the producers and works stiff with her fellow Knockouts. The feeling among many is that Khan gets away with more than just about anyone in the company because of her ties to Angle.
While they are no longer together, they remain good friends.
- More than a few eyes were raised at UK wrestler Doug Williams showing up looking heavy at the Impact tapings two weeks ago after having him under contract for nearly a year and deciding to finally do something with him.
IN THE RING The Main Event Mafia (Kurt Angle & Sting & Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner & Booker T) + Mick Foley & Christopher Daniels + Jeff Jarrett & A.J. Styles: Kurt Angle said last week he made it clear to Mick Foley what happens when you screw the Godfather. Angle said the only reason he didn’t take Foley’s job is because he wanted Foley to save some of his dignity. Angle said he would be in the main event at Sacrifice challenging for the TNA World Heavyweight title. Angle explained that he was putting his position as Godfather on the line at Sacrifice. Angle talked about the 10-man tag team match booked by Foley. Angle said the Main Event Mafia runs the show, and called out Foley to tell them what was going on. Foley came out with Christopher Daniels and gave his reason for booking the big main event. Foley put over Sting as a better champion then he ever dreamed. There was some back and forth between Foley and Angle eating up time that could be used from wrestling matches. Foley talked about possibly leaving Sacrifice as the Godfather of the Mafia. Jeff Jarrett came out with A.J. Styles and questioned Foley’s decision making. Foley said they can repair their friendship, saying it was never personal it was always business. Jarrett told Foley to kiss his ass. Angle told them to go get ready for the main event..
PARKING LOT SEGMENT: Lauren Brooke found Samoa Joe talking to someone in a car. When Lauren approached the car, it sped off and Samoa Joe ignored Lauren’s questions about who was in the car….
NON (X-DIVISION) TITLE MATCH TNA X-Division champion SUICIDE defeated Consequences Creed w/Jay Lethal: Don West called the match assuming that SUICIDE was actually Christopher Daniels under the mask…
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Jeremy Borash & Mick Foley + Matt Morgan: Matt Morgan asked Mick Foley to book him in a match so he can prove himself to the Main Event Mafia. Foley suggested the way to get noticed was to take out the Mafia security.. Jeremy Borash asked why Foley would want Morgan aligned with the Mafia… Foley said he may have to treak that match…
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Lauren Brooke & The Beautiful People (Angelina Love & Velvet Sky): Velvet Sky got all worked up, and Angelina tried to calm her down. They showed video of Kong destroying Madison Rayne last week. Velvet said she was scared, but Angelina was happy-go-lucky. Angelina said she beat Kong for the Knockout title, but Velvet pointed out that she actually beat Taylor (in a 3-way). Angelina consoled Velvet, who continued to stress about facing Kong tonight..
SIT-DOWN INTERVIEW Mike Tenay & Kurt Angle (w/the Mafia): More Main Event Mafia content, as if this show needed more of it..
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Lauren Brooke & Taylor Wilde: Taylor Wilde was beaming, and revealed that she has a secret admirer. Taylor said the admirer sent her a post card and they wanted to meet her.. Taylor asked Lauren to come with her, and Lauren said “of course, what are best friends for?”
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Jeremy Borash & Jeff Jarrett: Jeff Jarrett said he would deal with Mick Foley in his own time and told Jeremy Borash to get out… Jarrett office was all cleared out and Borash asked “what the hell happened to your office?”
HANDICAP MATCH Matt Morgan defeated Mafia Security (Big Sal & Rocco):
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Jeremy Borash & Mick Foley: Mick Foley said he needed Jeremy Borash’s help to get the word out about Jeff Jarrett’s guitar being banned at ringside. They are pushing the idea that Mick Foley has multiple personalities….
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Lauren Brooke & Eric Young & Jethrow Holiday: Lauren talked about Eric Young & Jethrow Holiday working towards the finals. Young said he has PPV victoris over both James Storm & Robert Roode and nobody knows their weakness like him. Jethrow Holiday blew his nose all over Lauren’s microphone. Uhhhh, anybody heard about the swine flu?
TEAM 3D INTIVATIONAL TOURNAMENT SEMI FINAL MATCH Beer Money Inc. (Robert Roode & James Storm) defeated Eric Young & Jethrow Holiday: Team 3-D (Brothers Ray & Devon) joined Mike Tenay & Don West on commentary for the match. Tenay brought up a blog by Jim Ross where he said he doesn’t think red hot tag team wrestling will come back any time soon. Brother Ray disagreed and pointed out that the tag team division is alive and well in TNA. After the match, Team 3-D applauded Beer Money Inc.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Lauren Brooke & Raisha Saed & Awesome Kong: Raisha said said tonight was phase two of the destruction of Angelina Love… Kong took the mic and said “Dumb Blonde? Dead Blonde!”
TNA KNOCKOUT STRETCHER MATCH Awesome Kong w/Raisha Saed defeated Velvet Sky w/Angelina Love: According to Don West, Velvet Sky was looking a little “grabalicious.” Before the match, the referee ejected Raisha Saed and Angelina Love from ringside.
THERAPY SESSION Dr. Stevie (Richards) & Abyss + Daffney: Dr. Stevie said he had a surprise for Abyss and brought Daffney into the session. Dr. Stevie talked to Abyss about transfering his aggression to Daffney. Dr. Stevie said Daffney would be in the first Knockout Monster’s Ball match at Sacrifice. Dr. Stevie said he wanted Abyss to be in Daffney’s corner. Abyss wouldn’t answer, until Stevie took of his belt and Abyss agreed to be in Daffney’s corner…
IN THE RING Jay Lethal & Consequences Creed + Christopher Daniels: Consequences Creed called out Christopher Daniels saying they had something to say. Daniels came out and stood in the ring with Creed & Lethal. Creed talked about the X-Division, something Daniels helped create. Lethal accused Daniels of being SUICIDE for the past few months. Creed said they can’t stand the Machine Guns, but they think their onto something. Lethal accused Daniels of being Kabuki (hilarious). Creed said everybody knows Daniels was SUICIDE, and they wanna hear Daniels admit it. Daniels said if Creed worried about how to beat SUICIDE rather than what was under the mask, Creed might have beaten him earlier. Daniels said not to ever call him out again. Lethal said “hold on there, Kim Chee!” Lethal remembered Savio Vega as “Kwang” and said they know Daniels is SUICIDE. Daniels said he had no time for jokes, and right now Lethal is the biggest joke. Daniels knocked Lethal’s hat off. Lethal broke character and said Daniels was the JERK and slapped Daniels accross the face. Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley came out and said it was a family program. Shelley said Daniels stole his X-Division title while wrestling as SUICIDE.
BACKSTAGE SEGMENT Jeremy Borash & Jeff Jarrett + Sting: Jeremy Borash talked to Jeff Jarrett about some stuff that has been happening. Jarrett said that Foley has lost his mind and he’s a frickin’ idiot. Jarrett wondered what he should do about it. Sting came in and said he didn’t complain when he didn’t get a rematch after Lockdown. Sting said if he pins Foley tonight he wants to be in the main event at Sacrifice. Jarrett shook hands with Sting, and said don’t forget if you make it to the match you have to sacrifice something yourself.
BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW Lauren Brooke & Angelina Love: Finally Angelina was freaking out about Kong destroying all of her friends. Lauren pointed out that it was because of Angelina. The phone rang and Angelina told the male caller that she needs him to be there for her next week. Could it be Kip James?
MAIN EVENT The Main Event Mafia (Kurt Angle & Sting & Scott Steiner & Kevin Nash -w/Jenna Morasca- & Booker T -w/Sharmell-) defeated Mick Foley & Jeff Jarrett & Christopher Daniels & A.J. Styles & Samoa Joe: The finish saw Jarrett drive Foley face-first into the barbed wire bat. Sting pinned Foley just as Jarrett was giving Kurt Angle the Stroke.
IN THE RING: Sting said if anybody pins him at Sacrifice it will be the last time we ever see Sting wrestle. Sting is putting his career on the line at Sacrifice!
Jeremy Borash wrote on his Twitter page early this morning TNA Wrestling will debut a new television show called "TNA Epics". According to Borash, the show will be hosted by Mick Foley and will broadcast first in the United Kingdom.
Santina Marella & Kelly Kelly def. Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes Finlay def. Zack Ryder Chris Jericho def. John Morrison
It was a night of firsts on Thursday’s “WWE Superstars.” “The Cutting Edge” made its WGN America debut, the Raw Divas had their first “WWE Superstars” tag team match, ECW’s Zack Ryder showed off his new look in the ring, and John Morrison and Chris Jericho met for the first time in explosive singles action.
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"The Cutting Edge" with Jeff Hardy (PHOTOS | WATCH) World Heavyweight Champion Edge brought his show, “The Cutting Edge,” to "WWE Superstars" this week, along with a special guest, Jeff Hardy. The Rated-R Superstar promised his rivalry with the No. 1 contender will end at Judgment Day. “It’s going to end the same it always does between you and I – with me victorious and you … you crawling back to whatever hole it is you came out of … a loser,” Edge said to Hardy. But the No. 1 contender pointed out it was Edge whom he defeated in December to finally became WWE Champion. After an unpleasant trip down memory lane, Hardy attacked his fellow SmackDown Superstar with a Twist of Fate and a Swanton Bomb, sending a clear message to Edge: Hardy has one thing on his mind – winning the World Heavyweight Championship at Judgment Day. What will Edge do to stop him?
Santina Marella & Kelly Kelly def. Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes (PHOTOS | WATCH) In a scene reminiscent of Beauty & the Beast, Miss WrestleMania Santina Marella partnered with the lovely Kelly Kelly to take on Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes on this week’s “WWE Superstars.” While The Glamazon’s dating woes with Santino Marella have been aired on Raw and WWE.com’s “Santino’s Casa” in recent weeks, Santino’s “twin sister” has been flourishing in the ring. With the help of Kelly Kelly’s gymnast-like athleticism, Santina and Kelly picked up a tag team victory when the blond bombshell pinned Mendes, securing Miss WrestleMania’s winning streak. Will Santina ever lose? Will Phoenix ever figure out her romance issues with Santino?
Finlay def. Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH) ECW newcomer Zack Ryder arrived in the Land of the Extreme thanks to the 2009 WWE Supplemental Draft. During his ECW debut on Tuesday, Ryder sported a new look and promised ECW’s interim General Manager Tiffany he’s going to be “the man” on Tuesday nights. Tiffany gave Ryder a chance to prove himself on this week’s “WWE Superstars” in a match against Finlay, but the cocky newcomer came up short, just like his fancy, new haircut. The Belfast Brawler quieted pompous Ryder with a Celtic Cross, but when will the mouthy newcomer return? Will Finlay continue to step in Ryder’s way?
Chris Jericho def. John Morrison (PHOTOS | WATCH) Two Superstars sought revenge against John Morrison after last week’s SmackDown. On Friday night, The Shaman of Sexy defeated Shelton Benjamin with a Moonlight Drive. Later, Morrison called Chris Jericho a “quitter,” which led to a backstage brawl. This week on “WWE Superstars,” The Gold Standard appeared on the TitanTron, distracting Morrison during his first singles match ever against Jericho. Y2J hit the Codebreaker on The Friday Night Delight, securing his victory with the help of Benjamin, who appeared after the match to tell Morrison, “I gotcha!” How will Morrison retaliate against his new Friday night foes?
Several wrestlers are quietly applauding Jeff Hardy for the idea of taking time off. The feeling is there is so much pressure to not take time off, despite the company itself claiming in the public-eye that you can take time off if you are stressed out and need to.
It's known, and being told to Jeff Hardy in this particular instance, that if you leave WWE you will lost your spot. Jeff Hardy is being applauded for basically acting (or not acting) like he doesn't care.
- One of the reasons that Hurricane Helms is announcing on ECW is because he’s injured and not fully ready to wrestle. This new role is seen as a way of getting him on TV and developing his character on the brand.
- TNA officials plan on bringing Rhaka Khan back to television, however, they want her to train and get better from an in-ring standpoint before they do so.
In a trivia note, Khan still has yet to work a single singles match in TNA.
Internally, there was some concern among company officials that Kurt Angle could get mad at them if they disciplined her over her recent backstage altercation with Roxxi, but nothing came of it.
- In regards to Christy Hemme, her status remains unclear. No one has said a word about her and it is unknown how much longer she will be out as she recovers from neck surgery.
- The Knockouts match at Sacrifice will likely be Angelina Love vs. Awesome Kong in a stretcher match with the Knockout Championship on the line. The build-up between Love and Kong has had Kong pummeling fellow "Beautiful People" members Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne in stretcher matches.
Evan Bourne def. Tyson Kidd Vladmir Kozlov def. local competitor Jack Swagger & Mark Henry def. ECW Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer
PITTSBURGH – Jack Swagger has just one thing on his mind – winning back the ECW Championship. “The All-American American” made it clear on ECW on Sci Fi that he refuses to let any Superstar get in the way of his conquest of the ECW Title – not current champion Christian, and especially not ECW Original Tommy Dreamer.
Jack Swagger & Mark Henry def. ECW Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer (PHOTOS | WATCH) An angry Jack Swagger explained to the WWE Universe why he interrupted last week’s ECW Championship match between Christian and Tommy Dreamer – it’s because he believes Christian cheated to earn the Extreme Title at Backlash and that Dreamer doesn’t deserve to be ECW Champion again. But the boos from our fans in the Steel City only made the “The All-American American” more irritated, and Swagger’s comments prompted Dreamer to run out to the ring and attack him.
During the main event between ECW Champion Christian and Mark Henry, an irate Swagger interrupted the match, attacking Captain Charisma. But Swagger’s attack prompted Dreamer to also emerge and double-team Swagger with Christian. Before the main event could turn into an unmitigated brawl, interim ECW General Manager Tiffany turned it into a tag team match: Christian & Dreamer vs. Swagger & Henry. “The All-American American” used the WWE Universe’s disdain toward him against his opponents, hitting the Gutwrench Powerbomb on ECW Original Dreamer for the victory.
Swagger has sent a clear message to his Judgment Day opponent, Christian: He’s determined to win back the ECW Championship on May 17. But with Dreamer’s ECW contract expiring in five weeks, will the ECW Original find a way to win the Extreme Championship before his time is up in WWE, or will Swagger – and Christian – firmly stand in his way?
Evan Bourne def. Tyson Kidd (PHOTOS | WATCH) Hoping he could continue his winning ways after defeating Finlay on last week’s ECW on Sci Fi, Tyson Kidd met Evan Bourne for the first time in one-on-one action. Kidd, the self-proclaimed “crown prince of ECW,” was relentless in his attack on Bourne, repeatedly shouting at him to give up and tap out, but “Air” Bourne wouldn’t quit. While Natalya pulled Bourne onto the ring apron when the referee wasn’t watching, it was Finlay’s interference that affected the outcome of the match. The Belfast Brawler got retribution for his loss at the hands of Natalya last week, hitting Kidd with his shillelagh when the official wasn’t looking. Then Bourne hit Kidd with another perfect Shooting Star Press for the victory. Will Kidd & Natalya seek revenge against Finlay – and Bourne – for Kidd’s ECW loss?
Vladimir Kozlov def. local competitor (PHOTOS) Since arriving in the Land of the Extreme in the WWE Draft, Vladmir Kozlov has been steamrolling his competition. The unsympathetic, disciplined Moscow Mauler took no mercy on another local competitor, easily earning one more ECW victory. After his win, Kozlov delivered a mysterious, yet forceful, message to the WWE Universe in Russian. What will the dominant Kozlov do next? Will any ECW Superstar be able to stop him?
Zack Ryder makes his ECW debut Zack Ryder met Tiffany backstage on ECW on Sci Fi this week, and he promised the interim General Manager he’s going to be “the man” on Tuesday nights. Tiffany said he’ll be able to prove it in his match against Finlay Thursday on “WWE Superstars” at 8/7 CT on WGN America.
The UK Sun is reporting that WWE Women's Champion Melina has begun dating John Morrison again, which is the apparent reason why she was seen crying during the WWE live draft which took place several weeks ago. At that point, Morrison had not been drafted to Smackdown yet, so the Women's Champion worried that the two would be separated due to her being drafted to Friday nights. However, the next day Morrison was of course drafted to Smackdown in the supplemental draft and the two ended up on the same show.
RF Video recently conducted a shoot interview with former WWE wrestler Hardcore Holly and he holds nothing back while discussing his 15-year tenure in the company.
Perhaps the most notable portion of the interview concerns Holly's explanation for being let from World Wrestling Entertainment back in January. He has some choice words for a certain wrestler in the company to say the least — that person being Raw Superstar Mr. Kennedy. Holly believes Kennedy is responsible for his ultimate release from the company and is angry with him to this day, so much so that he issues a personal threat to him during the interview.
Courtesy of RFVideo.com, here is a synopsis of what you can expect to hear from Holly concerning his issue with Kennedy in the shoot interview:
"I got a call from Bob today when he was boarding his plane and he told me what he wanted to talk about on the shoot. He asked me point blank can he say what ever he wants and I told him that this is his day. This would be his platform to do what ever he wanted. He went off on a 5 minute promo on how he wants to beat the hell out of Ken Kennedy on the phone and told me about his major heat with him. This is not a work at all and on the interview, Bob goes into what happened to get these two once best friends into a bitter battle. You will hear right from the mouth of Bob, how Kennedy told Bob to go into his bag and get something out of it for himself. I do not want to get to graphic here because it makes the shoot. You have to watch this as soon as you can, as Bob sends a private message to Ken on this tape. I would not want to be in the shoes of Mr. Kennedy!!!"
Here is another synopsis on the subject, noting Holly making a threat "that is sure to get the WWE's attention":
"The highlight of this interview is Bob talking about his WWE release. How did someone once so close to the boss get released? Bob sends a clear message to a current WWE superstar and calls him out by name. What is this wrestler's culpability in Bob's firing? Bob will tell you a story that will shock even his biggest detractors. No names are protected and nobody is innocent as Bob makes a threat that is sure to get the WWE's attention. What happened between Bob and his former friend? You will hear about it all from the horse's mouth in this classic RF Video Shoot Interview."
Reportedly, Holly was caught stealing pain pills from another wrestler's bag this past summer, hence his sudden disappearance from television. He was immediately taken off the road, sent to a rehabilitation facility, and ultimately released.
We reported yesterday that Dave Batista is considering retiring from WWE when his contract expires next year. Batista was interviewed today by the UK Sun and once again brought up the prospect of retirement. "I realize that I am closer to the end of my career than I am to the beginning. It's something I’m really going to have to take a look at. I don’t want to hang around past my welcome. I also don’t want to hang around to the point where I’m so beat up that it’s hard for me to get out of bed. I don’t want to be that guy." Batista's WWE contract expires next Spring.
World Wrestling Entertainment has signed a 22-year-old New Jersey based women's wrestler by the name of Miss April (real name April Jeanette) to a developmental contract — the first such signing since Natalya Neidhart in January 2007. This is coming off the heels of the tryout camp held at WWE's developmental facility in Tampa this past weekend.
April had been wrestling for several independent promotions in the Tri-State Region including National Wrestling Superstars and Women Superstars Unleashed.
National Wrestling Superstars issued the following press release this morning:
"National Wrestling Superstars management along with the entire locker room sends congratulations to Miss April on her WWE contract. April, who was the winner (along with TNA’s Jay Lethal) of the NWS King & Queen Tournament just this past April has been a bright note on the indy scene where women have a hard time competing with men for the spotlight April, along with her partner Brooke Carter, won the WSU tag team titles from Roxxie Cotton and Annie Social at an NWS event held in Edison this past February. Ms April is also the second NWS King & Queen winner to move on to the WWE as was Kara Slice aka Cherry Pie as both these female dynamos made many a stride whilst in the NWS territory."
I just wanted to add one thing to the Raw off air report, and it is why I am now a HUGE John Cena fan.
Sitting near us was a group of three guys that like to show how "smart" they are, and then especially in the dark match were giving it to Cena, being loud and vulgar, constantly standing and flipping him off. There were a lot of kids around and some parents in front of me even said they kind of hoped Cena would come over and punch them out.
After the match, Cena did come over (they were second row) so they started yelling and flipping him off more. So, Cena got a cameraman to come over and take his picture smiling and posing with them in the background. Everyone was laughing (except those guys, who were even more pissed off, which was great). Cena sure is a class act all the way.
Spencer Pratt, from MTV’s The Hills TV series, is reportedly talking to TNA about an appearance at their Slammiversary pay-per-view event in June.
Spencer was at the TNA offices last week for a discussion with management about an appearance at Slammiversary. Jeremy Borash addressed the issue on his Twitter page (http://twitter.com/JeremyBorash) saying: “A possible Slammiversary involvement could be in the works.”
This is the second celebrity who falls into TNA’s target audience demographic that Jeremy Borash has been speaking with lately, after meeting with Dennis Rodman in Miami. Rodman, however, is currently dealing with his substance abuse issues and it’s unlikely that we’ll see him on TNA TV any time soon unless there’s a change in his current situation.
Shane McMahon def. The Legacy in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match by disqualification Unified WWE Tag Team Champion Carlito def. The Brian Kendrick Ted DiBiase def. Batista by disqualification Mickie James def. Divas Champion Maryse in a non-title match Cody Rhodes def. United States Champion MVP by count-out in a non-title match Kofi Kingston def. Matt Hardy WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Shane McMahon ended in a no-contest
BUFFALO, N.Y. – With Judgment Day looming, the WWE Universe is crying out for Randy Orton and his Legacy to be held accountable for their actions. With the WWE Title firmly around his waist, “The Viper” and his associates, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase continue to terrorize the Raw roster, racking up victories at the expense of their opponents. The ring warrior who experienced the most acute loss however, was Shane McMahon, who had his ankle shattered by The Legacy on Raw.
Shane McMahon def. The Legacy in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match by disqualification after they shattered his ankle (PHOTOS | WATCH) In the night’s main event, Shane McMahon faced incredible odds, taking on not only Randy Orton, but also the WWE Champion’s associates Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, as determined by the Legacy members’ wins earlier in the night. As decreed by Raw General Manager Vickie Guerrero, if Batista or United States Champion MVP were to become involved with the match, The Animal would lose his Judgment Day title opportunity against Orton and The Ballin’ Superstar would be stripped of his U.S. Title.
Heeding Vickie’s threats, Batista & MVP steered clear of the match as Shane O’Mac struggled to hold his own. Though not in a traditional manner, Legacy put a definitive end to the match when they attacked their opponent’s leg using a steel chair and the ring steps, shattering Shane’s ankle and causing the contest to end in a disqualification. Afterward, Batista ran out to the ring, but it was too late as Shane McMahon writhed in agony while being attended to by EMTs.
Unified WWE Tag Team Champion Carlito def. The Brian Kendrick (PHOTOS) Unified WWE Tag Team Champion Carlito and The Brian Kendrick met for a match on Raw – the first time the two faced off since being drafted to the brand. Kendrick is finding that victories are a little tougher to come by ever since being separated from his former associate, Ezekiel Jackson, as evidenced by his defeat at the hands of The Southpaw from San Juan.
Ted DiBiase def. Batista by disqualification, earning a spot in Raw’s main event (PHOTOS | WATCH) In the second match to determine the line-up of Raw’s tag-team main event, Batista competed against Ted DiBiase. The third-generation Superstar held his own against The Animal, working his opponent’s neck. But when DiBiase slapped Batista and attempted to kick him in the groin, it only enraged The Animal, invoking his primal rage. Batista went after DiBiase like a man possessed, and in his single-minded attempt to harm his opponent, caused himself to be disqualified. With The Animal’s loss, Shane McMahon’s odds in the main event got profoundly worse as Ted DiBiase joined WWE Champion Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes in the night’s 3-on-1 Handicap Match.
Mickie James def. Divas Champion Maryse in a non-title match (PHOTOS | WATCH) The next match saw a special announcer take to the ring: Jared from Subway. After Jared announced the competitors, Divas Champion Maryse and Mickie James squared off in a non-title match. Mickie gave the Divas Champion a Raw kind of welcome, as she defeated the French Canadian Diva with a well-placed DDT.
The Miz challenges John Cena to a match; Cena is attacked by Big Show (PHOTOS | WATCH) After attacking Festus in the Superstar’s most helpless state, The Miz turned his sights on another ring warrior not in the best condition to defend himself: The injured John Cena. For the second week in a row, the self-proclaimed “future World Champion” called out the former World Heavyweight Champion, all the time tossing out cruel insults. But this week, to Miz’s surprise, Cena actually emerged, slowly making his way down the ramp to the ring. Before things could progress any further, however, Big Show made his entrance, attacking his Judgment Day opponent and locking him into a brutal submission maneuver, leaving the recuperating Superstar lying prone in the ring.
Festus def. Jillian in a singing contest; The Miz attacks Festus (PHOTOS | WATCH) WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler took to the ring on Raw to host a singing contest between Jillian and her hand-picked opponent, Festus. Raw’s tone-deaf songstress started off the competition with her ear-shattering rendition of Britney Spears’ “If You Seek Amy.” Jillian expected an easy win as The Corn-fed Colossus stared in his default catatonic state, but the WWE Universe was shocked by what happened after Lawler rang a ring bell. Festus screamed and then broke out in a heart-warming rendition of “Tomorrow” from Annie.
As Jillian stood in shock and Festus went back to his vegetative baseline, the crowd in attendance went crazy for The Corn-Fed Colossus, who won the Singing Contest. One Superstar who wasn’t impressed with the performance, however, was The Miz, who attacked Festus, ejecting him from the ring.
Cody Rhodes def. United States Champion MVP by count-out in a non-title match, earning a spot in Raw’s main event (PHOTOS | WATCH) In the first of two matches to determine the participants in Raw’s tag team main event, Cody Rhodes took on United States Champion MVP. As William Regal assisted on commentary, The Ballin’ Superstar and the Legacy member fought to earn a spot alongside Shane McMahon and Randy Orton, respectively. Though MVP put forth an impressive effort the Monday before against “The Viper,” this week he was undone due to involvement from The British Brawler at ringside, who attacked The Franchise Playa’ outside the ring, causing him to lose by count-out. With that, Rhodes earned a spot in the main event assisting Orton, ensuring that best-case scenario for Shane would be a two-on-two encounter.
Vickie Guerrero sets John Cena vs. Big Show for Judgment Day As Raw General Manager Vickie Guerrero sat in her office she was interrupted by Big Show, who was furious about the events of the week before. On the last Raw, The World’s Largest Athlete competed against Batista for the No. 1 contendership to the WWE Title. During the match, John Cena distracted Big Show, causing him to get counted out, and gaining some matter of retribution for the night before at Backlash, when The World’s Largest Athlete chokeslammed him through a 7000-watt searchlight. Big Show wanted to be put in a match against Cena immediately, but due to internal injuries sustained during the 7-footer’s attack, the former World Heavyweight Champion won’t be cleared to compete for another two weeks. As a consolation, Vickie set a new match for Judgment Day: John Cena vs. Big Show.
Kofi Kingston def. Matt Hardy; Hardy attacked Kingston with his cast (PHOTOS) For the second week in a row, Matt Hardy announced that due to his broken hand, he would be competing “under protest.” The bitter Superstar’s pessimistic attitude worked against him during his match as the highly athletic Kofi Kingston served him up a loss. But following the contest as The Jamaican Superstar celebrated, Hardy used his injury to his advantage by clobbering Kofi with his cast.
WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Shane McMahon ended in a no-contest (PHOTOS) Starting off with a bang, Raw opened with a highly anticipated match, in which Shane McMahon hoped to exact vengeance from WWE Champion Randy Orton. Not surprisingly, it wasn’t possible for this heated rivalry to come to a resolution just yet, as the match saw interference from both Orton’s Legacy (Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase) and Batista & United States Champion MVP, interjecting on behalf of Shane O’Mac. With the contest ending in a complete and total donnybrook, Raw General Manager Vickie Guerrero emerged and set a new main event, making it possible for the match’s interlopers to earn their way in. Later in the evening, Batista was set to face DiBiase, with MVP competing against Rhodes, with the winners joining either Shane or Orton.
The official Wikipedia page of former WWE star Randy Savage was hacked over the weekend with a claim that he died of a heart attack on Friday. Savage's webmaster, Steve Wilton, has told us that Savage "is alive and kicking."
Wilton says Savage wants his fans to know that he is doing fine and not to worry about his health despite the claim from his Wikipedia page.
Dave Meltzer is reporting that The Undertaker missed last week's Smackdown/Superstars tapings at Madison Square Garden because both his knees and his hip are bothering him. The word going around is that The Undertaker would be undergoing minor surgery on his knee, but there is a fear that when he undergoes the procedure, more damage could be found. This explains the push of John Morrison as a babyface, and might force WWE to turn up pressure on Jeff Hardy to re-sign. Shawn Michaels, Undertaker's Wrestlemania opponent, was given time off to rest up.
Former WWE Superstar Taz answered another latest batch of questions on his official Facebook page and admitted he was one of the bigger jerks in the original ECW's locker room. When asked about who was the hardest person to deal with backstage in ECW, Taz frankly responded, "I hate to admit this but I'm gonna shoot straight with you, I was probley the biggest A-Hole back in the original ECW days. I don't think most of the locker room 'liked' me....and they shouldn't have. At times, I was a bit immature and difficult to deal with....it took me a long time to 'make it' and I was always told I would NEVER make it in the industry and that motivated me but also developed a huge chip on my shoulder so I wasn't mature enough (sometimes) to handle the push and was very protecting of what I achieved. If I had to do it all over again, I would put a better effort in being humble! Life experiences and settling down has taught me to not take myself so serious."
The Daily Press has an article on TNA Knockout Traci Brooks speaking to students in Timmins, Ontario on Friday. During the session, Brooks discussed overcoming her handicap as she was born with torn arm tendons that make complete range of motion impossible. She noted she is unable to lift her hand higher than her head not to mention most free weights.
We previously reported that TNA star Shawn Hernandez would be missing around 6-9 months of ring time due to recent neck surgery, however, PWInsider.com is now reporting that Hernandez will NOT miss that much time, and his expected time away from the ring is now somewhere between 2 and 3 months.
Dennis Rodman was hanging out in Miami, FL this past week with TNA’s Jeremy Borash. Apparently Rodman was asking about coming in to work for TNA like Danny Bonaduce did. Rodman was the winner of Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship Wrestling and worked for WCW in the past as a member of the nWo.
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