Jeff Hardy def. Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho (Count-out) Dolph Ziggler def. The Great Khali (Disqualification) Melina def. Alicia Fox Edge def. John Morrison R-Truth & Cryme Tyme def. Ricky Ortiz, Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk def. Rey Mysterio
ROANOKE, Va. – A strange brew of trickery, retribution and pure squared-circle aggression consumed SmackDown, just nine days before The Bash unleashes itself upon the WWE Universe (Full coverage).
Jeff Hardy def. Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho (count-out) (VIDEO | PHOTOS) Prior to his match with Chris Jericho, The Charismatic No. 1 Contender was confronted by World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk about their World Championship Match at The Bash (Match preview). Punk voiced no regrets about cashing in his Money in the Bank opportunity at Extreme Rules, nor with his actions in Monday Night Raw’s Triple Threat Match. An intense Hardy expressed his determination to take his title back at the upcoming pay-per-view. (PHOTOS)
Hardy’s attention then turned to Jericho. In the culmination of their heated battle, as the nine-time Intercontinental Champion was throwing Hardy back into the ring, Rey Mysterio suddenly emerged from a seat in the crowd. He attacked Jericho, driving the stunned Superstar into the ring post before returning to his seat next to two other identically dressed fans. This surprise onslaught led directly to a Hardy victory when Jericho couldn’t answer the 10-count. After the bell, The Charismatic Enigma put the exclamation point on the win, hitting the disoriented Jericho with the Twist of Fate and Swanton Bomb combination.
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk def. Rey Mysterio (VIDEO | PHOTOS) Later, Mysterio accepted the challenge from the reemerging Jericho to put his sacred mask on the line against Jericho’s gold at The Bash (Match preview) (PHOTOS). The nine-time Intercontinental Champion then joined Hall of Famer Jim Ross & Todd Grisham at the broadcast table. But in a critical moment of Mysterio’s match with Punk, Jericho “evened the score” for his masked adversary’s earlier attack, slamming The Master of the 619 into the steel ring post. Though Mysterio answered his 10-count, the World Champion quickly finished him off with the GTS.
After the bell, an angry Jeff Hardy charged into the ring to dispute the decision. He was clearly still seething after being stripped of the World Heavyweight Championship at Extreme Rules. But the confrontation only ended in a staredown, with Punk still walking off with the victory over Mysterio. At The Bash, things will finally come to a head when Punk and Hardy collide in a rematch. (Match preview)
Edge def. John Morrison (VIDEO | PHOTOS) The Friday Night Delight may have matched The Master Manipulator in a war of words before the bell, but The Rated-R Superstar ultimately reigned supreme, hitting the spear in the climax of their tremendously hard-fought battle. Morrison heroically fought through injured ribs, but couldn’t stop the former World Champion at the finish line.
Dolph Ziggler def. The Great Khali (disqualification) (PHOTOS) While the referee was distracted, the incomparable Ziggler threw a chair toward The Great Khali before falling to the canvas as if injured. When the referee turned around, The Punjabi Playboy was holding the steel and was therefore disqualified. Once again, Ziggler appears to have outsmarted Khali, giving himself another victory over his irate adversary.
Melina def. Alicia Fox (VIDEO | PHOTOS) Melina reigned supreme over “A-Fox,” flipping herself downward off Alicia’s back and using her momentum to whip Alicia over for the pinfall. Michelle then attacked, hurling the Women’s Champion from the ring before viciously kneeing her into the broadcaster’s table. The No. 1 contender promised to humiliate Melina at The Bash (Match preview) and become the first Diva to hold both the Divas and Women’s Championships.
R-Truth & Cryme Tyme def. Ricky Ortiz, Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin (PHOTOS) Amidst mass confusion both in and outside the ring in a six-man brawl, R-Truth caught Benjamin with a powerful kick as The Gold Standard was leaping from the top rope. Truth followed up with the hurricane-like Corkscrew Elbow to prove triumphant.
Shortly after the announcement of her release on the official WWE website, Candice Michelle posted a blog on the WWE Universe site thanking company executives, current and past Divas, and male wrestlers for contributing to her five-year run in World Wrestling Entertainment. The blog was subsequently taken down as her account was disabled.
We managed to get ahold of what she wrote. Here is her blog in its entirety:
Dear WWE Universe,
Today is the first day of my next journey! I am filled with excitement and gratitude that I wanna express! First and foremost I wanna say thank-you to the McMahon family! Thank-you Vince, Linda, and Stephanie! I have had an amazing 5years wrestling for you guys! You have taught me and given me so many incredible memories! My time in the WWE was so heartfelt and an incredible journey that I will never forget. I wanna thank the people who have helped me there to be successful! Thank-You Johnny Laurenitis, Mark Corrono, and the rest of talent relations! You guys are awesome at what you do and I appreciate everything you have done for me! Thanks to the amazing agents Arn, Dean, Ricky, Mike, Fit, Barry, Steve, and Billy. You guys are incredible at what you do and it was so exciting for me to get the oppurtunity to learn from the BEST! Speaking of the best, John Cena was a champ in every sense of the word, inside and outside of the ring! Thank-you John for our great friendship, conversations, and encouragement in the business! I have so many fun filled memories on the road that I will never forget thanks to Victoria, Torrie(vote for her, shes amazing), Carlito, Tommy ( what a Dream), and Mickie ( one half of the nasty girls)! You guys will be my buddies for life and I will never forget you! Thank you to the other amazing superstars and Divas! You guys are simply the best at what you do! You have contributed so much in me becoming a wrestler, thanks to HHH, Big Show, Melina, Mickie, John Cena, Tommy Dreamer, Shawn Michaels, and everyone else who every helped me in the ring(in no particular order)! Thanks to the awesome crew and people behind the scenes, without them the show wouldnt even begin, they are all so incredible and full of talent! My time in the WWE was a true blessing!
I am excited that I was the FIRST WWE Diva Search contestant to become the WWE Womans Champion! I know I have paved a way for the woman like me and am so proud of them now! Go get em ladies, your all so talented and beautiful!
A special dedication to all the amazing and wonderful fans who have supported me, made sites for me, were always positive, and mostly just showed your love! I really appreciate you! I hope to see you in my next journey! I feel it coming fast! You can see my new website in less than 1.5 months at candicemichelle.com and catch up with my updates, also on twitter!
I have loved that journey and am ready to grow into this next chapter! Stay tuned.... much more to come!
Candice Michelle had been undergoing therapy to heal her injured ankle, and according to her Twitter posts was under the impression she would return sometime this month. Reports had leaked several months ago that WWE wanted to use Candice to put over some younger divas while they could, and then release her due to her injury-prone reputation. Doctors cleared her to return this month, but she was greeted with a release by WWE which was announced just moments after Snuka's.
Candice’s reaction to her firing via Twitter: “I'm Free to Grow! ”
Full TNA Impact Results for June 18: Mick Foley Crazy as Ever, Sting Puts It All on the Line, and More Jun 18, 2009 by Ric Stevens TNA Impact Results June 18, 2009 TNA Impact Zone Orlando, Florida
In the opening segment of TNA Impact for June 18, Mick Foley throws a "Welcome back Jeffrey" party for Jeff Jarrett. Earl Hebner, a clown, AJ Styles, Samoa Joe and Kurt Angle were invited to the party. Shenanigans and confetti mark this. Shocker, they got into a brawl at the end of the segment.
Daffney and Raven are interviewed in the back.
Daniels def. Amazing Red with a Death Valley Driver and BME.
After the match, Shane Douglas accepted Daniels' challenge for a match at Slammiversary.
Lauren is in the back with Taylor Wilde, Raisha Saeed, and Awesome Kong. They focus their words on The Beautiful People.
Matt Morgan and Sting do a segment in the ring to set up a match at Slammiversary. Sting put his Main Event Mafia leadership on the line.
Jeremy Borash and Jeff Jarrett are backstage. Jarrett talks a bit about Foley and promises to win the TNA Title at Slammiversary.
Raven (w/ Dr. Stevie) def. Jethro Holliday in a Clockwork Orange House of Fun match.
Don West interviewed Samoa Joe who said that he would finally reveal who has been advising him in due time... hopefully soon. Then he said he'd be going after Kurt Angle at Slammiversary.
Awesome Kong (w/ Raisha Saeed) and Taylor Wilde def. Angelina Love (w/ Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne) and Daffney after Kong hit the Implant Buster on Daffney. Tara ran in after the match and saved Kong from a beat down.
JB interviews Team 3D backstage. Questions are raised about Beer Money.
Cody Deaner and ODB workout video is shown.
SoCal Val interviews Lethal Consequences and Motor City Machineguns who wind up getting into an arguement.
Val then interviews Beer Money who get into a brawl with Team 3D.
Team 3D and Beer Money def. The Motor City Machineguns and Lethal Consequences. Suicide attacked the MCMG en route to their defeat.
AJ Styles and Joe have a segment backstage where Joe said he'd take care things tonight since Styles had an injury.
Mick Foley hires Kip James as the new head of security.
Kurt Angle puts over Sting and says his life is easier now that he's not the leader of The Mafia. He promises to kick Joe's ass and win the TNA title at Slammiversary.
AJ Styles and Samoa Joe def. Kurt Angle and Sting, and Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley in a three team tag team main event. Foley neglected his partnership with Jarrett.
Full details regarding Umaga's release from WWE Posted by Chris Kaufman on 06/19/2009 at 02:38 PM
Last week, World Wrestling Entertainment announced that Edward Fatu (a/k/a Umaga) was released because he refused to Enter a drug rehabilitation facility after violating the company's Wellness Program a second time. This should explain why he was telling people, including his family, why he quit, since it was his decision to refuse to attend the rehab that was ordered. However, Fatu wasn't exactly telling the entire story regarding his dismissal from the company as he claimed his new deal (with his old deal expiring this January) was being negotiated and he was unhappy with the terms. Apparently, his unhappiness concerning the new terms of his contract made him quit six months early, if he is to be believed.
WWE's announcement came one day after the company released a statement to The Sun that all performers who violate the company's Wellness Program are reported publicly. The statement was apparently in response to a certain online report questioning whether the company was still adhering to the policy as some developmental wrestlers had reportedly been released as a result of Wellness Policy violations the week prior, but were never publicly announced.
There is some skepticism regarding the situation because the fact remains that WWE had not previously announced a drug test failure concerning Fatu, which should indicate that the company's public policy of doing so was not being completely adhered to.
WWE officials released a statement to The Sun explaining the discrepancy by saying the delay in announcing his Wellness Policy violation was "due to the unusual nature of Umaga's termination."
Fatu had one strike stemming from being named in the Signature Pharmacy scandal in August 2007, resulting in a 30-day suspension. Through a government raid, WWE officials learned he had received packages of somatropin, a growth hormone, between July and December 2006. His second strike would have been for a different drug as the company doesn't send people to rehab for growth hormone (which can't be tested for anyway) nor steroids.
There is a feeling in the locker room that management was out to get Fatu, with the idea they drug tested him when they knew there was a good chance of catching him. Also, there was some sympathy for him among talent because he was constantly informed of ideas enabling him to shine and then those decisions would change, leaving him with nothing.
Chavo Guerrero def. Santino Marella Zack Ryder def. local competitor Eve def. Layla w/ Special Guest Referee Maria Christian, Carlito & Primo def. Jack Swagger & The Hart Dynasty
This week “WWE Superstars” on WGN America was packed to the brim with 13 different Superstars and Divas in action. With four hard-hitting matches, including a main event pitting the team of Christian and Unified Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo against Jack Swagger and The Hart Dynasty, Thursday night was certainly a healthy dose of entertainment for everyone in the WWE Universe.
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Chavo Guerrero def. Santino Marella (PHOTOS | WATCH) With Santino Marella and his twin sister “Santina” wreaking havoc on Chavo Guerrero and his aunt in recent weeks, when these two locked up on “WWE Superstars,” there was no love-loss between the two. The self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior” controlled much of the match early on, until Santino reversed the third of the Three Amigos. The Italian Superstar then looked to hit high-risk maneuver, but was met the underside of Chavo’s boot, leaving him prone to the cover and pinfall by Guerrero. Despite “Santino” & “Santina” having their fun at the expense of the Guerrero family, it seems as though Chavo may have gotten the last laugh.
Zack Ryder def. local competitor (PHOTOS) After last week’s loss to Evan Bourne, Zack Ryder didn’t have much to “Wooo, wooo, wooo!” about, but this week, the ECW Superstar redeemed himself with an impressive win. His obnoxious attitude in abundance, the Long Island native dominated his match, and when it seemed like his opponent was all but done for, Ryder didn’t immediately go for the pin. Instead, the cocky Superstar lifted his competitor up hit him with the Zack Attack -- viciously driving the unlucky local athlete into his knee. As abrasive as he may be, Ryder showed that he is truly an in-ring warrior and has a bright future for himself in WWE.
Eve def. Layla w/ Special Guest Referee Maria (PHOTOS | WATCH) In exciting one-on-one Divas action with Special Guest Referee Maria, Eve once again topped Layla Thursday night. Though both Divas on the SmackDown roster and are certainly sexy, smart and powerful, the two beauties have been at each other’s throats for several weeks. Layla has attacked Eve on numerous occasions after falling short to her in different competitions, including a dance-off and an arm wrestling match. Well, the result of the match tonight may have been no different with the 2007 Diva Search winner getting the pin after an impressive backhand spring moonsault onto Layla. Following the match, there was no brawl that ensued and instead, at the beckoning of Maria, the English Diva and Eve shook hands. Now the question is, is this rivalry officially water under the bridge?
Christian, Carlito & Primo def. Jack Swagger & The Hart Dynasty (PHOTOS | WATCH) The main event on “WWE Superstars” saw three of ECW’s most talented young Superstars fall just short in a battle against former ECW Champion Christian & the Unified Tag Team Champions. Much of the match saw Swagger, Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith controlling Primo, stop one-half of the Tag Champions from making a tag. Showing themselves to be a truly cohesive unit, Swagger worked well with The Hart Dynasty, but unfortunately, one misstep by Kidd saw the tides change. Primo tagged-in his brother Carlito, and the “cool” Superstar quickly gained control of the match. Both Swagger and Smith attempted to sway the momentum back in their favor, but after some help from Christian & Primo clearing the ring, Carlito used the Backstabber for the win. As The Hart Dynasty and “The All-American American” Jack Swagger headed to the back, they knew they had let this victory slip through their fingers.
There has been a lot of talk within TNA about Sting and his retirement. Retirement talks have come about every year since he returned to wrestling. Bound for Glory is the targeted area where they may do his retirement.
Sting is 50 now and over the last several years, he says it will be his last year. The internal belief is that he will Dixie Carter will talk Sting in to signing another year contract before his current contract expires.
Sting has been given a tremendous amount of leeway in terms of his schedule. He doesn’t work house shows and doesn’t work foreign tours. Also, the new TNA schedule, recording four shows in a three day period gives him more time to spend with his family. He is also given time off once a year to do an angle. It is believed that Sting is making around $500,000 a year and is guaranteed a spot at the top of the roster.
Sting could sign another year deal and contemplate retirement in 2010. Although, things may change over the course of the next several months.
We have also heard that the word backstage is that Sting is telling people he wants his retirement match to be against an up-and-coming star who can gain something from the match, as opposed to an established name like Kurt Angle. One name that keeps coming up is Matt Morgan, but it's far too early to tell who the opponent will be yet.
David Hart Smith def. Christian Mark Henry def. Evan Bourne Jack Swagger def. ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer
ROANOKE, Va. – Finlay has returned to the Land of the Extreme and he is ready for a fight. With his shillelagh firmly in hand, The Man Who Loves to Fight is living by a new mantra these days: “An eye for an eye.”
David Hart Smith def. Christian (PHOTOS | WATCH) A retribution-seeking Christian was ready to face David Hart Smith on ECW after his tag teammate, Jack Swagger, turned on him last week causing a loss to The Hart Dynasty. But Captain Charisma was once again defeated by his pink and black-clad foes, this time after Natalya distracted the referee while Tyson Kidd attacked Christian from the ring apron, allowing Hart Smith to get the pin.
After the match, The Dynasty continued their attack on Christian, but they quickly fled the ring when a shillelagh-wielding Finlay charged in. As The Dynasty stared down Finlay, The Fighting Irishman lived up to his moniker and shockingly smashed his shillelagh across Christian’s head, leaving him face down in the ring. Moments later, Finlay – who was out of action for several weeks after sustaining an eye injury while breaking up a fight between Christian and ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer – explained to Gregory Helms: “Where I come from there’s a little saying – an eye for an eye, and that’s what it’ll be.”
Jack Swagger def. ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer (PHOTOS | WATCH) “The All-American American” earned a future chance at Tommy Dreamer’s ECW Title on Tuesday night with a defeat over the ECW Original. However, Swagger’s celebration was cut short when Finlay appeared again, this time attacking Dreamer with his shillelagh. Looking to quickly settle his score with Finlay, Christian also ran in to attack the Fighting Irishman. A melee ensued when Swagger became involved, tossing Christian out of the ring. Finally, Finlay smashed his shillelagh over Swagger’s head, standing tall above him, Christian and ECW Champion Dreamer. How will Finlay’s return to the Land of the Extreme affect his fellow ECW Superstars?
Mark Henry def. Evan Bourne (PHOTOS) The rivalry between Evan “Air” Bourne and The World’s Strongest Man intensified on this week’s ECW. After Bourne defeated Henry’s associate, WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas, last week, Henry decided he’d try to once again take matters into his own giant hands and finally beat the rising Superstar. At almost a half foot taller and 200 pounds heavier, Henry clearly had the advantage over the high-flyer, and while it took weeks to finally stop Bourne’s momentum, Henry decimated his competition with a World’s Strongest Slam. After the match, Henry continued his assault, carrying Bourne’s limp body around the ring, then delivering another devastating World’s Strongest Slam on the already battered Bourne. Is this the end of the rivalry between Bourne and Henry?
The following story was translated from Spanish with a program, therefore the grammar isn't perfect...
As we know, from the middle of the previous year, Dos Caras Jr. had a test with WWE that left good impression to the officials of the business, who without doubting it they offered him a contract But Two Expensive Jr. would not have accepted happiness offering for which they are reckoned, three fundamental reasons:
* It was Not complies with the economic agreement
* agreed Not with have not policyholder the possession of their mask
* agreed Not with having that to go to the territory of development of FCW
Super Fights already had an interview with Dos Caras, where confirmed us that finally an agreement has been reached, already has given the thanks to the CMLL, and its last fight would have been the one that had the past Friday before Shocker.
* The contract is for 3 years
* goes conserving its image, NAME and mask
* arrived at a favorable economic agreement
* WWE will maintain for timelimited the rights, including that of the nick “The Hercules Potosino”
* Monday 22 has to be presented in the offices of WWE
* does Not go to FCW, will go direct to the roster main (not Yet date of the début is known)
* Not it is known in which marks will debut, but Wednesday 24 is defined
A complete interview, along with images of the contract signed, they will be available in Super Fights 320, from this Monday 22
Two Faces will not be able to comply with next functions in the cities of Guadalajara, Populates and in the Sand Mexico. The team and the Super community you Fight desires the best of the lucks to one of the better representatives of the Mexican wrestling currently, and we expect that go in very good terms with the CMLL, therefore would be without pleasing doubt to see it again in the sands that saw it to be returned star
I have been a fan of wrestling for a long time. I've gone to ever wwe live event within a 100 mile radius of charlotte for the last 5 years. Before that I traveled to the nearest location wherever Raw or smackdown was being held. I can honestly say tonights RAW was the most fun I've had in a long time. I've been a fan since I was little. I'm now 30+ and I still turn into a kid when I go to live events. I saw something tonight in charlotte that made me more of a fan of Triple H than I ever was before.
It had nothing to do with wrestling or politics or simply getting over with the fans. It was pure class. After the matches HHH threw a T-shirt into the stands. As usual a crowd scambled to get the T-shirt. Of course, someone managed to get it. However, there was a small kid around 10-12 that got caught up in the melee. The kid was knocked down and started crying and laying on the floor. The entire time this was happening HHH didn't take his eyes off the situation. He immediately went straight threw the crowd to the little boy, picked him up and took him back into the ring.
He then gave the boy a pep talk and motioned him to pose with him around the ring. They went around the ring posing. The boy was so happy you would have thought it was Christmas. Any pain he may have felt or no matter how upset he may have been, this definitely made up for it. HHH then took the boy back, circled around the ring and then came back to the boy to make sure he was OK. This to me was a class act and made me a fan of the person along with being a fan of the wrestler. Props to HHH! Just my 2 cents.
Triple H def. nine other Superstars in a 10-Man Battle Royal Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo def. The Hart Dynasty by disqualification World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk def. Jeff Hardy and Edge in a Triple Threat Match Mickie James def. Rosa Mendes Randy Orton def. Triple H, John Cena and Big Show in a Fatal Four Way to win the WWE Championship ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer def. Christian Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho def. Rey Mysterio
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The special three-hour Raw 3-For-All began with no WWE Champion and questions regarding who would be running the show moving forward. By the end of the night, however, all of these issues were addressed as Donald Trump was revealed to be the new owner of Raw directly after Randy Orton recaptured the WWE Title. The Viper’s first title defense will come sooner rather than later however, as he competes in a Last Man Standing Match against Triple H on the next Raw.
Triple H def. nine other Superstars in a 10-Man Battle Royal, earning the right to challenge WWE Champion Randy Orton at The Bash; New Raw owner Donald Trump announced that the WWE Title would be defended on Raw the next week as a Last Man Standing Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase competed in Raw’s 10-Man Battle Royal with their primary goal being to prevent certain people from earning a WWE Title opportunity, one of which was no doubt their mentor Randy Orton’s nemesis, Triple H. The Legacy members and The Game collided in Raw’s main event along with John Cena, Kofi Kingston, MVP, Big Show, Matt Hardy, The Miz and William Regal.
With so many powerful ring warriors present, harboring so much ill will toward one another, the match could have gone anyone’s way. However, Triple H was fighting not only for the WWE Title, but a chance to gain retribution for the torment Orton has wrought on him and his family. That added motivation, coupled with the amazing in-ring abilities of The Game was enough to ensure his victory, and his place at The Bash. Match preview
As Triple H celebrated and WWE Champion Randy Orton looked on nervously from the stage, the festivities were interrupted by Raw’s new owner, Donald Trump. The billionaire celebrity congratulated The Game and then announced that the WWE Universe wouldn’t need to wait until The Bash to see The Viper defend the WWE Title against The Cerebral Assassin, as the two would be facing off against one another on the next Raw in a Last Man Standing Match. This new stipulation no doubt caused Orton legitimate concern as the last time he faced Triple H in this type of match, it only ended after The Viper broke his collarbone and took a sledgehammer to the head.
Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo def. The Hart Dynasty by disqualification after being attacked by Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase (PHOTOS) The Raw ring was inundated by multi-generational Superstars as Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Carlito & Primo took on The Hart Dynasty with Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase observing from ringside. As the match got underway, it was revealed that The Legacy members would be cashing in their title opportunity at The Bash and competing for the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles. Match preview
Rhodes & DiBiase admitted that while the Colon brothers are second-generation Superstars, they aren’t “Legacy material,” and that they plan to outclass their opponents at The Bash. Giving the Tag Team Champions a taste of what’s to come, Rhodes & DiBiase attacked Carlito & Primo in the midst of the match, allowing them to pick up a win by disqualification.
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk def. Jeff Hardy and Edge in a Triple Threat Match; Punk will defend his title against Hardy again at The Bash (PHOTOS | WATCH) Though Jeff Hardy and some members of the WWE Universe might think otherwise, World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk maintained that he did nothing wrong in cashing in his Money in the Bank on Hardy following his Ladder Match against Edge. On Raw, The Charismatic Enigma had an opportunity to win the World Heavyweight Title back from The Straightedge Champion, but with the added complication of The Rated-R Superstar’s presence.
In the course of the match, Punk appeared to injure his leg after landing wrong on the ring steps, moving outside the ring for WWE’s athletic trainers to attend to him. The World Heavyweight Champion made a miraculous recovery however, launching into action after Hardy hit Edge with a Swanton Bomb, pulling The Charismatic Enigma out of the ring and covering Edge to retain his championship gold. After the match, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long emerged, congratulating CM Punk and revealing that his next title defense would be against Jeff Hardy at The Bash.
The Miz attacks Goldust and Hornswoggle (PHOTOS) As the strange duo of Goldust and Hornswoggle interacted with the fans in attendance at Raw, they were interrupted by The Miz. The self-professed “future world champion” addressed Donald Trump, claiming to be the new face of Raw, encouraging Raw’s new owner to leave John Cena in the past. Goldust, however, took issue with Miz’s taunting of Cena, declaring that it lacked imagination. By way of response, the self-proclaimed “chick magnet” told The Bizarre One that no one cared about him before attacking both Goldust and his little buddy, Hornswoggle.
Mickie James def. Rosa Mendes (PHOTOS) Rosa Mendes has been studying hard under the tutelage of none other than Beth Phoenix. However, even with the in-ring know-how imparted upon her by The Glamazon, Rosa was unable to fight back the high-octane assault of the sexy, smart and powerful Mickie James. Following the fan-favorite Diva’s win, Divas Champion Maryse taunted Mickie from the ring apron, but escaped before her rival could get to her.
Mr. McMahon introduced Raw’s new owner: Donald Trump (PHOTOS | WATCH) As promised earlier in the evening, Mr. McMahon appeared following the Fatal Four Way WWE Championship Match to announce to whom he had sold Monday Night Raw. While McMahon will still be the Chairman of WWE, Raw will be independently owned and run by this individual, with whom The Chairman has had a tempestuous relationship. McMahon then introduced the new owner, billionaire celebrity Donald Trump, who apparently issued The Chairman a once-in-a-lifetime offer for the show.
Delighting the WWE Universe, Trump then declared that the very next week, Raw would be airing completely commercial-free as he attended the show to run it exactly the way he wants. Following the shocking announcement, Mr. McMahon made his final act running Raw, setting a 10-Man Battle Royal for latter in the night, with the winner earning a WWE Title opportunity at The Bash.
Randy Orton def. Triple H, John Cena and Big Show in a Fatal Four Way to win the WWE Championship (PHOTOS | WATCH) On the previous Raw, Batista opened the show proudly displaying his first-ever WWE Championship, which he won the night before at Extreme Rules. His reign would prove to be a short and painful one, however, as he was viciously attacked by Randy Orton and his Legacy. The assault seriously injured The Animal’s left arm, resulting in the WWE Title being vacated. To determine a new champion, a Fatal Four Way took place between four of Raw’s most dominant Superstars: Triple H, John Cena, Big Show and The Viper, Randy Orton himself. The Legend Killer showed the WWE Universe that he thrives in chaos by taking advantage of the hectic match to pin Big Show and regain the WWE Championship.
ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer def. Christian (PHOTOS | WATCH) At Extreme Rules, Tommy Dreamer became the ECW Champion and extended his stay in the Land of the Extreme by pinning Jack Swagger in a Hardcore Rules Triple Threat Match. But being that Christian lost the ECW Title without being pinned, he had a chance to get back his championship gold on Raw. Even when facing Captain Charisma one-on-one, however, Dreamer proved why he’s considered The Heart and Soul of ECW by pinning his opponent to retain the championship.
Mr. McMahon announced that he has sold Monday Night Raw This week’s Raw began with a lot of questions in the air, with the WWE Title vacated as a result of Randy Orton and The Legacy’s attack on then-champion Batista, and no General Manager due to Vickie Guerrero’s resignation. Mr. McMahon, however, appeared on the show and revealed that both problems would be corrected that very night. The Chairman revealed that he had sold the entire Raw brand to someone, and that starting the following week, they would be running the show. Who Raw’s new owner would be, however, would have to wait until after the Fatal Four Way to determine a new WWE Champion.
Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho def. Rey Mysterio (PHOTOS | WATCH) The special three-hour Raw 3-For-All opened with a bang as Chris Jericho defended his Intercontinental Title against Rey Mysterio. The Master of the 619 was hoping to exact vengeance for Jericho unmasking him and defeating him for the Intercontinental Championship at Extreme Rules. Unfortunately for The Ultimate Underdog, he was unable to overcome the nefarious Superstar, who attempted to remove Mysterio’s mask once again, giving himself an opening to defeat his opponent and safeguard his ninth Intercontinental Title reign.
An interesting note from a house show this weekend is that Chris Jericho defended his Intercontinental title against Rey Mysterio, but Jericho came to the ring holding a title belt that was clearly not the IC belt. Several fans at ringside could tell that he was carrying the Women's Title with black electrical tape over the "Women's Championship" part of the belt. He held it in his hand rather than wear it and did his best to hold the title face close to body so that no one would see. It appeared as if Jericho and the ref joked about it when he handed the belt over. The ref also did not hold the belt up to the crowd prior to the match (as they did with the ECW and World titles later that night). The word is that Jericho accidentally left the belt at his hotel room. There was no heat on Jericho.
Former TNA Knockout Nicole Raczynski, aka Roxxi, recently shot down a rumor reported by The UK Sun and The Wrestling Observer claiming that she had sent her resume over to Triple A and WWE to possibly land a job with either promotion. She posted the following statement on her Twitter account: "Morning! Just found out a bunch of places reported I sent my resume to Triple A and WWE. I so don't remember doing or saying this. Lol."
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