Superstar Billy Graham was hospitalized last night due to numbness in his legs. X-rays revealed that two discs in his lower back fused on their own with the obliteration of a disc separating them. He underwent traction and is back home now. Get well soon Billy.
The following is from Jeremy Borash on Twitter: JeremyBorash Sources tell me Sheik Abdul Bashir has signed a new multi-year contract with TNA. Everyone put on your turbans! There had been some rumors that WWE was interested in bringing back Bashir after his previous TNA contract expired.
R-Truth def. Shelton Benjamin Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox def. Women’s Champion Melina & Gail Kim John Morrison def. World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk (Non-Title) Edge & Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho def. Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio (Rage in the Cage Match)
MILWAUKEE – Just two nights before The Bash, things erupted in the land of SmackDown, culminating in an epic “Rage in the Cage” Match, featuring some of Friday night’s biggest Superstars.
Edge & Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho def. Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio (PHOTOS | VIDEO) With World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk as guest referee, Edge & Chris Jericho went to war with Jeff Hardy & Rey Mysterio in a "Rage in the Cage" Match. In the end, it was “Team Ego” who prevailed when The Rated-R Superstar avoided a Twist of Fate from Hardy and stunned the high-flyer with a hard-hitting spear.
After the match was over, CM Punk, perhaps being sarcastic, offered up his praises for Hardy, saying he fought a good fight despite losing the match. On Sunday, the two will clash for Punk’s World Heavyweight Championship at The Bash. (Bash preview)
A visit from the Chairman (PHOTOS | VIDEO) The epic main event was orchestrated by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long. Long was put under pressure to deliver a quality night by none other than the Chairman himself, Mr. McMahon, who paid a rare visit to SmackDown.
During the night’s opening segment, the Chairman insisted that the night better be good, and put Long on “probation.” The Chairman never let up on Teddy. After the night’s main event, Mr. McMahon said he expected really big things from him at The Bash and told him to “perform as if your job depended on it.”
R-Truth def. Shelton Benjamin (PHOTOS) Performing his signature entrance song “What’s Up?!,” R-Truth crossed paths at ringside with the Chairman. When offered the chance to respond to the famous question, Mr. McMahon had nothing to say. (VIDEO)
After the rapping was over, R-Truth endured a vicious verbal assault from his opponent, Shelton Benjamin. The mean-spirited lashing fueled a quick and aggressive offense from Truth during their match. Benjamin eventually turned the tables, putting Truth on the defensive. But in the end, Truth prevailed when he dropped The Gold Standard with a Lie Detector.
Michelle McCool & Alicia Fox def. Women’s Champion Melina & Gail Kim (PHOTOS) With the upcoming Women’s Championship match on their minds, Michelle McCool and Alicia Fox went to work, punishing reigning champion, Melina. Their strategy worked, keeping Kim out of the ring for most of the contest. When Kim finally entered the fray, she was stopped cold by McCool with a devastating Faithbreaker. After it was all over, Melina was clearly still feeling the effects of the encounter. Can she recover in time to defend her title against McCool at The Bash? (Bash preview)
John Morrison def. World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk (Non-Title) (PHOTOS | VIDEO) Last week on SmackDown, John Morrison went toe-to-toe with former World Heavyweight Champion Edge, giving him a run for his money. (PHOTOS) Although The Friday Night delight came up short against The Ultimate Opportunist last week, on this night, he found a way to defeat the reigning champion. Perhaps feeling uncomfortable with his loss to the younger Superstar, Punk offered a congratulatory handshake to Morrison, only to crush him with a Go to Sleep. After the loss, Punk must put it behind him if he is to successfully defend his title against No. 1 contender Jeff Hardy at The Bash.
-- Former TNA wrestler/referee Shane Sewell has apparently joined World Wrestling Entertainment. He reffed a match between Alex Riley and Bo Rotundo at last night's Florida Championship Wrestling television taping in Tampa. FCW usually doesn't use talent on their television shows unless they are under contract to WWE.
Following his release from TNA last month, Sewell returned to the World Wrestling Council promotion in Puerto Rico.
WWE has made changes to their two October PPV events.
The No Mercy event will now be known "Hell in A Cell" and will take place on October 4th. Last week, WWE posted a fan survey regarding cage-themed shows this change isn't a big surprise. It's interesting because a Triple H vs. Randy Orton HIAC match was originally planned for Summerslam.
After several years of being among the least-purchased WWE PPVs of the year, it appears that Cyber Sunday is finally being put to rest. "WWE Annihilation" will be the new name and will take place on October 25th.
We start off tonight’s show with a look back at last Sunday’s Slammiversary when Kurt Angle got the TNA Heavyweight Title with an assist from Samoa Joe. In the immortal words of Joe Schmo, ‘what is going on?’ Daffney landed in thumbtacks as well.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘Not in the Main Event Mafia’ Tenay and Don ‘Not with the Women’s Champ and her minions’ West.
Match Number One: Brutus Magnus versus Brother Ray in a New York City Street Fight
Brother Ray attacks Magnus from behind as he comes to the ring. Ray sends Magnus into the apron and then he chops him before they finally make it to the ring. Ray with a running clothesline into the corner and then he throws Magnus over the top rope to the floor. Ray goes out after Magnus and he chops him against the rail followed by a punch. Ray sends Magnus into the crowd and then Ray follows. Magnus with a rake of the eyes followed by a kick and a European uppercut. Magnus goes to the steps and he hits a double sledge to Ray’s head. Ray sends Magnus into the wall and then he chops Magnus. Ray sends Magnus back into the ringside area and he punches Magnus followed by another chop. They are back in the ring, but Ray brings a table into the equation. Magnus tries to rest while Rob Terry comes into the ring and he hits a spinebuster. Kiyoshi, Doug Williams, and Sheik Abdul Bashir come in and join in the attack. Devon comes in and clotheslines Kiyoshi followed by a chair shot to Terry. They hit a 3D on Kiyoshi and the referee has thrown the match out.
Lauren is in the back with Kurt Angle and she wants to know how long he has been talking to Joe. Joe arrives and Lauren wants to know if Sting is aware. We go to commercial after Joe and Angle hug.
We are back and it is time for the Main Event Mafia to come to the ring. They are led by Kurt Angle with his magical beard and hair as well as the TNA Title belt. He is joined by Scott Steiner, Booker T, Sharmell, Jenna, and Kevin Nash. We see footage from what happened during the main event.
Kurt introduces himself to the fans as the new TNA champion. Kurt says that before the celebration continues, he wants to bring out the newest member of the Main Event Mafia, Samoa Joe. Angle and Joe hug again. Joe then hugs his mentor Kevin Nash, the man he bloodied in a cage, Booker T. Kurt says that it all started with him when Joe came back after his attack by the Main Event Mafia. Kurt says that the Mafia saw what Joe was doing and he had to be signed. Kurt says that Joe’s price was too high and that is where Jenna came into the equation. Kurt says that they made horse’s asses out of everyone, especially A.J. Styles. Angle says that he had Joe take out Nash, Steiner, and Booker. Everyone took a bullet for the family because that is what families do. Kurt says that he told the world what was going to happen. Angle says that he told everyone that he would win the title at Slammiversary and they would all celebrate. That included Samoa Joe. Joe said that same thing.
Angle says that he forgot to tell Sting and he apologizes for not telling him, but what Sting didn’t know didn’t hurt him.
Mick Foley comes out and he is joined by his security on the ramp. Mick comes to the ring and walks into the Lion’s Den. Mick says that Angle must be the man with the plan and he does not owe him an explanation. He says that Angle might owe Sting an explanation and Joe might owe A.J. an explanation. Mick says that the only thing that Angle owes him is a rematch at Victory Road. Foley says that he is cashing in the rematch clause in a one-on-one match for the title.
Angle tells Mick that he saw Foley after the pay per view and he comments on Mick crying after the match. He wants Mick to cry for him. He calls Mick a disgrace and he tells Mick that he does not have any power. Angle says that Mick can sign all of the contracts he wants, but Angle has the power. Angle says that he has the power to choose his opponent for Victory Road. Mick says that he wants the title back and he wants that shot as soon as possible. Mick says that he is still the TNA champion. Angle asks Foley if he thinks he can beat him and Foley says that he can beat Angle.
Angle says that this is his night of celebration and Foley is not going to get him riled up. Kurt tells Foley that when he wants something from the Main Event Mafia, he has to give something back. Angle makes a proposal to go to Mick’s office to work out a little agreement. Angle leaves the ring.
Lauren stops A.J. Styles as he enters the building and Styles tells her to be quiet. He asks Kip James where Joe is and he thinks that Joe is with the Mafia. Styles walks away as we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for a video package about Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett and their problems.
It is time to run through the show as we wait for Jeff Jarrett to call in.
It is time to go to the JJ Phone and Jarrett says that there has been a lot of pressure and he needs to rise above the problems. They will solve their problems next week.
We find out that Sarita debuts in three weeks.
Match Number Two: Abyss versus Kevin Nash
The match is joined in progress and Nash with a knee in the corner. Nash misses a punch but Abyss does not miss. Nash with a clothesline. Nash with a series of elbows in the corner. Nash with an Irish whip and a running clothesline in the corner. Abyss with an Irish whip followed by a splash in the corner. Abyss sets for the charge across the ring but Nash with an elbow and then he clotheslines Abyss over the top rope to the floor. Abyss pulls Nash out of the ring and they exchange punches. Nash goes for a chair and he tries to hit Abyss but he hits the ring post. Abyss with punches to Nash and then he sends Nash into the guardrails and ring steps. Abyss tosses the chair into the ring and he wedges it into the turnbuckles. Nash with a knee and then he hits a big boot. Nash takes the chair out of the turnbuckles and Dr. Stevie comes into the ring and he hits Abyss with a taser and Abyss is smoking. Nash drops the chair because the referee did not hear any of the noises from the taser. Nash gets the three count. Winner: Kevin Nash
After the match, Lauren comes to the ring to check on Abyss.
James Storm and Robert Roode are in the back and they are on their way to the ring. We go to commercial.
We are back and Storm and Roode are in the ring. Storm says that it is great to be the champs again. Roode says that they are the greatest tag team in TNA and the greatest tag team in the world. Roode says that they have to give credit where credit is due. When it comes to legends, Ray and Devon are legends. Roode says that on Sunday, Ray took his eye off the ball and made a mistake. They capitalized on the mistake and became three time tag team champions. They are here to grant Team 3D their rematch. They can have it anytime, anywhere, any place.
They are interrupted by Booker T and Scott Steiner. Booker has a strange smile on his face. Booker says that he has a history lesson for them. He asks if they heard of the Steiner Brothers or Harlem Heat. They are the greatest tag teams of all time. Steiner tells them that if they cannot recognize, Kurt Angle is calling all of the shots and making all the rules. That means Mafia rules. Steiner says that the deal is sealed and etched in stone and there is nothing they can do about it. Booker says that Mick made the deal. Mick will get a title match against Kurt Angle. Nash will have a Legends Title match. Booker says that him and Steiner will get a shot at the tag titles.
Storm says that they are two of the greatest tag team wrestlers in history, but in TNA with the title belts, they are just another Neal and Bob. He tells them to get in line.
Booker must have some hearing problems because he did not think he heard what Storm just said. Booker says that they made the deal. They are in singles matches tonight against each other.
Team 3D come out and he wants to know what Booker and Steiner were saying. Ray says that they are frustrated because Storm and Roode already gave them the rematch at Victory Road. They plan on taking that rematch.
Steiner says that Team 3D are a bunch of fatasses but there is nothing that they can do about the title match. Ray says that they are going to Mick and make an offer he can’t refuse.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a thumbtack match video package.
Match Number Three: Daffney versus Taylor Wilde in a Match of 10,000 Thumbtacks
Daffney attacks Taylor before the bell rings and she punches Taylor. Daffney chops Taylor and then hits a snap mare and a neck breaker. Daffney goes for the thumbtacks, but Taylor pulls her off. Taylor tries to do the same but Daffney pulls her off. Daffney with punches and kicks to Taylor. Daffney gets the back of tacks. Daffney comes off the turnbuckles and Taylor with a kick to the midsection. Taylor gets the bag and she tries to open it. Daffney with a rake of the eyes. Daffney hits Taylor with the bag of tacks and then Daffney pours them on the mat. Daffney grabs Taylor and she tries for the Crudenza but Taylor tries to hit a German suplex with a counter. Taylor with forearms and then she tosses Daffney onto the tacks to win. Winner: Taylor Wilde
We go to the back where Lauren is with Velvet and Madison. Velvet says that nobody comes in from another promotion to take over their turf. Madison has a tarantula on her shoulder and Velvet and Madison scream. We go to commercial.
We are back and we go to the back to Mick Foley’s office. Team 3D want to know why Booker and Steiner have the title match at Victory Road. Mick says that they know each other and Mick says that Team 3D doesn’t care about Foley’s title loss. Mick says that he does not care about Team 3D losing their titles. Foley says that Team 3D say they are the best. Why not have a match next week to see who gets the title match at Victory Road. Ray has a barbed wire bat and he says that they like him and respect him. Ray says that it isn’t working for them. He tells them to do the right thing. Mick begs Ray to take the match next week. Devon says that they will take the match but tells Mick not to play mind games with him.
Jeremy asks Mick how Kurt will feel about this and Mick says that he does not care.
Match Number Four: Scott Steiner versus Robert Roode
They lock up and Steiner with a rake of the eyes. Steiner sends Roode into the turnbuckles and then he chops Roode followed by a forearm. Steiner with a chop but Roode with chops of his own. Roode floats over Steiner and he chops Steiner and follows it with a snap mare and leap frog neck breaker. Roode with a suplex to Steiner and Roode goes a one man group name announcement. Steiner throws Roode out of the ring and Steiner follows after him. Steiner sends Roode into the guardrails and ring steps. Steiner with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Steiner chokes Roode in the ropes and kicks him followed by a chop. Steiner with a clothesline and the flex elbow drop followed by push ups. Steiner chokes Roode in the ropes. Steiner with a rake of the eyes and forearms and chops. Steiner with a bear hug but Roode escapes and he punches Steiner. Roode with clotheslines and a flying forearm. Roode with a chop but Steiner with an Irish whip but Steiner charges into an elbow. Roode with a blockbuster for a two count. Roode tries for the fisherman suplex but Steiner with the flatline but he can only get a two count. Steiner says that it is over and he sets for the Steiner Recliner but Roode avoids it and he sends Steiner into the turnbuckles. Steiner tries for a belly-to-belly suplex but Roode blocks it. Steiner gets the three count with a back slide. Winner: Scott Steiner
Jeremy Borash is with Kurt Angle and Jeremy asks Kurt about what happened earlier tonight. Jeremy reminds Kurt about the deal for the tag title match and then Jeremy points out that Foley tweaked it. Kurt asks Jeremy if he means the qualifying match. Angle says that he will take care of that next week. He says that you don’t cross the boss. Jeremy asks Angle if he really didn’t tell Sting. Angle says that he is the Godfather. Jeremy says that Sting is the Godfather. Kurt tells Jeremy that he is the Godfather. Jeremy informs Godfather I that Godfather II is on his way. We go to commercial.
We are back and Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley to talk about the phone call from Jeff Jarrett. Mick wants to know what Jeff meant by burying the hatchet. Mick says that he thought he was going to be on the same page as Jarrett at Slammiversary. He is willing to work things out if Jeff apologizes next week. Jeremy tells Mick that Kurt is not happy with the tweaking of the agreement. Mick says that they will deal with it at Victory Road.
We go to an Eric Young video package.
Lauren is with Eric Young and she says that his friends wonder what is going on. Eric says that those people are not his friends. He says that he is one of the originals. When everything is over, he is there to be the court jester. He says that he is done with that. Eric says that he does not care about them.
Rhino comes out and he says that Eric is talking about him. He says that because Eric did not have his back, he has a problem with him. Eric suggests settling this next week. Rhino says that they don’t have to settle it next week. Young with a head butt and he leaves. Jesse Neal comes out and he says the wrong thing since Rhino tosses Jesse against the wall and he almost takes Lauren out as well. We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Booker T about his match against James Storm. Booker says that he is fourteen time tag team champion. Booker says that he is going to beat him down. Sharmell says that she got it done. Sharmell says that now that the check has cleared, he wants Jenna in the ring. Sharmell says that she has a match with Jenna at Victory Road.
Match Number Five: Booker T with Sharmell versus James Storm with Boozer Cruiser
They lock up and Booker with a knee and forearm followed by chops and punches. Booker misses the back heel kick and Storm with chops and punches. Storm with punches but Booker with an eye poke. Booker tries to throw Storm out of the ring but Storm skins the cat and he punches Booker. Booker hot shots Storm on the top rope and then Storm goes to the floor. Booker with knees to Storm followed by a spinning heel kick for a near fall. Booker with a kick and he misses the scissors kick. Storm with forearms and a face buster and neck breaker. Storm gets a near fall. Booker and Storm with punches but Storm with a suplex and then it is time for the one man group name salute. Storm punches Booker and then he gets Booker in the corner and he punches him. Sharmell gives Booker the beer bottle and he hits Storm with it and he also takes out the referee. Winner: James Storm by disqualification
Sting is just outside the Impact Zone. He walks into commercial.
We are back and A.J. Styles is now in the ring and he has something to say. A.J. says that after what happened on Sunday, he wants Mister Nation of Violence to come to the ring.
Joe comes out and he gets face to face with A.J. A.J. asks Joe if he did it for the money. A.J. says that they had a plan. One of them was going to win the title. The crowd says that Joe ‘sold out’. A.J. says that Joe did not want to win and he did not want A.J. to win either. A.J. tells Joe that he screwed him, the company, and the fans. A.J. says that Joe screwed himself when he gave Kurt Angle the title. A.J. says that he should take off Joe’s head right now. A.J. says that he will not do it. A.J. says that he wants to know who got into his head and told him that it would be a good idea.
Joe tells A.J. that he can ask him at Victory Road. Joe walks away and A.J. says that he is not done. Joe says that he is done. A.J. punches Joe and Joe fights back. Matt Morgan comes to the ring and he attacks A.J. Joe joins in the attack and then Morgan with choke push ups. Daniels comes to the ring and he goes after Morgan and Joe. Daniels with a forearm. The members of the Main Event Mafia make their way to the ring at their own individual speeds. They attack Daniels and Styles.
Sting comes out and he has his music to accompany him. The Main Event Mafia already leave the ring for Sting. We go to commercial before Sting comments on the situation.
We are back and Sting says that he expected this from Kurt Angle, but not everyone else in the group. Sting tells everyone to look at themselves. It was because of punks like Joe that they started the Mafia. Sting asks Kurt what else he did without telling him. Angle says that he had nothing to do with Matt Morgan. Sting tells Kurt that Kurt is beyond pathetic and does not believe that Kurt didn’t have a little to do with it. Matt says that he didn’t have a little to do with it. Kurt had a lot to do with it. Sting asks Kevin where he stands with all of this. He expected more from Kevin, but did not expect this much from Booker. He tells Booker to zip it. Sting says that he is not surprised about Steiner because he follows everyone. Sting says that Booker only cares about himself. Sting says that the same goes for Sharmell. Sting says that he expected more from Nash. He asks Kevin if he remembers the Wolfpack. Nash says that when Kurt didn’t want Sting in the Mafia, he said that Sting was alright. Nash was with Sting when he talked about respect and dignity. When they wanted to cut Sting off at the knees, he told them not to do it. Nash says that when Kurt said that maybe Morgan should take him out, he said it was a good idea. Sting wants to know why. Nash tells Sting to look around because the plan wasn’t working while Angle’s plan was working. The honor and dignity thing is bull****. Nash says that he believes in ‘In God We Trust’ and it is about money. They bought Joe because they could not beat him. He says that you can make friends or you can make money but you cannot make both. Nash says that he would love to be at Sting’s side, but he won’t fight them. Nash says that this is a fairy tale we tell your kids at night. Sting asks Kevin if it is about Kevin’s son Tristan. Sting asks Kevin if Tristan was to learn from Kevin’s example and Sting tells Kevin that he does not believe Kevin. Kevin is not being the Kevin that he knows. That Kevin is not Oz, Big D, or Big Sexy. That Kevin is Kevin Nash. Sting tells Kevin that he proved him wrong. Sting gives Kevin his bat so Kevin can finish him off. Sting tells Kevin to let the fairy tale continue. Kevin holds the bat but Sting has a second bat. Sting hits Nash with the bat and then Sting hits everyone else with the bat. Joe has the Kevin bat and Joe hits Sting twice with the bat. Morgan holds Sting while everyone attacks Sting.
WWE Star Matt Hardy is definitely keeping everyone guessing when it pertains to reports that he suffered a torn abdominal muscle. As we reported, he had wrote a blog on his Myspace account saying he was fine and thanked everyone for thinking of him.
Today he posted a short note on his Twitter account saying “I have a BIG appointment this afternoon.. Yikes!”
As announced this past Friday evening on WWE.com, World Wrestling Entertainment released former Women’s Champion Candice Michelle (Candice Michelle Beckman-Ehrlich), 30, from her contract. Her sudden release from WWE wasn’t seen as a surprise internally.
It is believed that Michelle’s less than stellar appearance at the television tapings in Los Angeles a few weeks ago ultimately sealed her fate with company officials. She had not been seen since WrestleMania, but when she arrived at the shows in Los Angeles, she didn’t look “Diva like,” and there were those who felt she was ready to leave the company and move on. As it turns out, WWE beat her to the punch by releasing her a few weeks later.
She told officials she was just about ready to return from her latest injury, but they gave very little leeway because she is a woman and there is a weight issue. The impression on her was always that she wasn’t someone with a naturally thin body, and that she had to work very hard to look the way she did, and when you get older, fighting those genetics gets much harder. In a company where the women are primarily there for their looks, some felt she didn’t have that look anymore, so they decided to let her go.
Jack Swagger def. Evan Bourne Dolph Ziggler def. Jimmy Wang Yang United States Champion Kofi Kingston def. MVP & Matt Hardy in a Triple Threat Match
United States Champion Kofi Kingston had the unenviable task of defending his gold against former champions Matt Hardy and Montel Vontavious Porter in a Triple Threat Match in the main event of this week’s “WWE Superstars.” As if that wasn’t enough of a reason to tune in to WGN America, Thursday’s show also featured ECW standouts Jack Swagger and Evan Bourne squaring off in singles action and an impressive appearance from the cocksure Dolph Ziggler.
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Jack Swagger def. Evan Bourne (PHOTOS | WATCH) Former ECW Champion Jack Swagger got the better of high-flyin’ Superstar Evan Bourne when the two ECW sensations faced off in the opening bout of “WWE Superstars.” Coming off a brutal defeat at the hands of the monstrous Mark Henry, “Air” Bourne was hoping to pull out a victory and get back to his winning ways, but the powerful Swagger had other ideas. “The All-American American” used his collegiate wrestling skills to ground the gravity-defying Superstar and his brute strength to eventually put Bourne away. If Swagger’s recent victories are any indication, the 6-foot-6 physical specimen will be a serious threat to Tommy Dreamer’s ECW Championship when the two men compete in the five-man Scramble Match at The Bash.
Dolph Ziggler def. Jimmy Wang Yang (PHOTOS | WATCH) The braggadocios Dolph Ziggler infuriated the WWE Universe on Thursday night by once again backing up his loud mouth with an impressive in-ring victory. The flamboyant SmackDown star hasn’t been shy about flapping his lips and enraging every fan in sight with his cocky attitude, yet no Superstar has been able to shut the bleached-blonde blowhard up — including Jimmy Wang Yang, who fell to Ziggler tonight. Perhaps the arrogant Superstar will finally be at a loss for words when he faces The Great Khali at The Bash — their match was announced on tonight’s show.
United States Champion Kofi Kingston def. MVP & Matt Hardy in a Triple Threat Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) Since defeating Montel Vontavious Porter for the United States Championship, Kofi Kingston’s in-ring performance has been nothing short of outstanding and tonight was no different. Pitted against two former champions who were eager to regain the United States Championship, the explosive Kingston overcame the odds and held onto his gold in an exciting main event. The Jamaican Superstar may owe some of his victory to the fact that Matt Hardy and MVP could not get past their torrid history and spent as much time battling each other as they did Kingston. While Hardy and The Ballin’ Superstar waged a war of their own, Kingston took the opportunity to capitalize and score the victory.
Matt Hardy Comments On Injury Rumors; Updates Fans
Matt Hardy posted an update on his MySpace blog saying he is "ok" to reports of him injuring his abdominal muscles on Monday during the Superstars TV taping in a match against U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston and William Regal.
Matt said, "Hey everybody. I hope this message finds you all well and happy. There's several varying stories going around on the 'net about me. I'm ok and will be ok. Things for checking on me and I appreciate the fact that you care."
On Monday night/early Tuesday morning on Twitter, Matt said, "Tonight I have finally been set free to heal and live comfortably again, even in pain and agony.."
Randy-Savage.com received an e-mail from WWE fan Brian Henderson that WWE security violently took away from him and his friends a large Randy Savage banner they made last night. He was sitting 9 rows back on the hard camera side. Apparently security explained the reason as "He's not part of the show anymore. No need for a sign."
Evan Bourne def. Tyson Kidd Finlay def. Zack Ryder Jack Swagger & Mark Henry def. ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer & Christian
MILWAUKEE – Mark Henry, Christian, Jack Swagger and Finlay all have their eyes set on Tommy Dreamer’s ECW Championship. In the final ECW on Sci Fi before this Sunday’s Bash, all five Extreme Superstars in the ECW Championship Scramble clashed, but The World’s Strongest Man gained the upper hand.
Jack Swagger & Mark Henry def. ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer & Christian (PHOTOS | WATCH) Four of the five Superstars competing in the ECW Championship Scramble at The Bash this Sunday squared off in tag team action on Tuesday night. Christian came close to a victory after hitting the Killswitch on Jack Swagger, but WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas interfered, continuing the match. ECW Champion Tommy Dreamer then assaulted Atlas outside of the ring, prompting Mark Henry to attack Christian, shoving him into the ring post. Henry then tossed Christian back into the ring, allowing Swagger to hit the Gutwrench Powerbomb on the ailing Captain Charisma for the win.
When Dreamer went to check on his tag team partner after the match, Henry attacked the ECW Champion with a World’s Strongest Slam. Then as Swagger stared down at Dreamer and Christian, his own tag team partner also picked him up and hit him with a World’s Strongest Slam, too.
Henry has sent a clear warning to his Bash opponents – The World’s Strongest Man is determined to leave Sacramento, Calif., with the ECW Championship in his arms, and he’ll steamroll through anyone who gets in his way. But who will win the ECW Championship Scramble at The Bash? Watch it live, only on pay-per-view, this Sunday at 8/7 CT.
Finlay def. Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH) The Man Who Loves to Fight offered the WWE Universe an explanation to the WWE Universe for his recent actions. Finlay said he attacked Dreamer, Christian and Swagger on last week’s ECW because he suffered a scratched cornea earlier this month while breaking up a fight between Dreamer and Christian, who apparently half-heartedly apologized via text message. The injury left Finlay out of action for several weeks, wondering if his WWE career was finished. “So what I did last week was not a cheap shot. It was not a stab in the back. It was an eye for an eye,” he said.
Soon after his explanation, Finlay faced off against Zack Ryder – the brash Superstar who calls himself “the man” on ECW. The young Superstar proved he’s strong and agile in the ring, but after targeting Finlay’s eye, it seemed The Fighting Irishman was re-injured. While Finlay was down on the mat, Ryder exposed a turnbuckle. The ECW Official noticed and turned his back on the action and Finlay stole a victory, pinning Ryder while holding his tights. As Finlay walked up the ramp nursing his swollen eye, Ryder could only complain to the ECW Official who didn’t see his opponent cheat to win. But will Finlay’s injury affect his performance in the ECW Championship Scramble at The Bash this Sunday?
Evan Bourne def. Tyson Kidd (PHOTOS) After Evan Bourne was not only defeated by Mark Henry last week, but also repeatedly hit with The World’s Strongest Slam, it’s a wonder the high-flying Superstar was able to compete on Tuesday’s ECW. But “Air” Bourne, whose injured ribs were noticeably taped again, not only competed, but defeated Tyson Kidd with an amazing Shooting Star Press. This victory came after the ECW Official ejected Kidd’s meddling Hart Dynasty counterparts, David Hart Smith and Natalya, from ringside. Will The Hart Dynasty avenge Kidd’s loss to Bourne?
A mysterious masked man appears (WATCH) Just as Gregory Helms began an interview with Mark Henry and WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas, a stagehand became pinned beneath a large case which was knocked off a forklift. Then, a mysterious masked man aided the stagehand, as only Henry and Atlas looked on. This unexplained appearance lasted mere moments, as Helms was ready to continue his backstage interview with the flabbergasted Henry and Atlas. Who was this masked man and how will he impact ECW?
The Undertaker is said to be working out very hard in preparation for his return. WWE hopes to have him back in time for a meaningful match at Summerslam.
Taker’s surgery was a success but he is said to still be banged up. He is pushing hard to get back and is said to be very dedicated to still performing at a high level for WWE.
He feels that the company needs him and he wants to get back and help WWE and more specifically help the Smackdown brand. Taker has his mind set on returning sooner than later, despite sources within WWE feeling that at this point in his career he should be more cautious and make sure he is completely healthy before returning.
As we reported last week, many of the wrestlers in WWE are under the impression that Rey Mysterio has given his notice. A friend of Mysterio is also under the same impression. The official word from WWE is that, while that there have been financial issues, he has not given his notice. It could be a situation where Mysterio has told people he has given notice, or intends to, but at this point has not. If Mysterio were to walk away from WWE, he would have options in Mexico.
Apparently, Mysterio is not alone in voicing concerns over pay. It's likely that WWE giving away a $235,000 live gate this week did not help matters.
Last night before RAW, WWE taped a triple threat match for Thursday's edition of WWE Superstars between Kofi Kingston, MVP and Matt Hardy. According to the report, Hardy suffered a torn abdominal muscle during the match and is scheduled for surgery later this week. No word yet on how long he'll be out.
Fan ejected for throwing hat back at Cena? Posted by Chris Kaufman on 06/23/2009 at 01:59 AM
The following is from Wayne of F4WOnline.com:
Just got back from RAW
Crowd Popped for everything it was supposed to and was super Hot tonight.
Dark Match: Shamus def Jamie Noble
Superstars match: Kofi Kingston def Matt Hardy and MVP by pinning Matt Hardy. Was a very good Superstars match.
Jon Cena threw his hat out into the audience, a Fan caught it threw it back to the ring area. The Fan was then soon escorted out and Arrested. (Some peoples kids huh)
After the cameras went off, Miz continued to get on Cena's case then Cena came to and Gave him the FU/attitude adjustment. Talked about Green Bay and the Packers... Mentioned Brett Favre and got Booed.
The Ticket Refund is Legit, Signs posted around the arena gave the audience instructions on how to get their money back.
Carolina Indy workers Mikael Judas and Phill Shatter will debut at the TNA Impact tapings tonight. They will be Mick Foley's personal security. This is considered an extended tryout for the two, and may lead to "something bigger" down the line.
Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio & The Great Khali def. Edge, Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler Cody Rhodes def. Unified WWE Tag Team Champion Primo WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Triple H in a Last Man Standing Match (draw) Mickie James & The Bella Twins def. Divas Champion Maryse, Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes Big Show def. John Cena
GREEN BAY, Wisc. - After his Last Man Standing Match against Triple H ended in a draw, WWE Champion Randy Orton may have breathed a sigh of relief. That is, until Mr. McMahon knocked the wind out of him. Having bought back Raw from Donald Trump just moments earlier, The Chairman informed The Viper that he must face The Game this Sunday at The Bash in a Three Stages of Hell Match,which includes a regular match, a Falls Count Anywhere Match and, if necessary, a Stretcher Match. As Orton wheeled his luggage to the arena parking garage after the show, Triple H attacked him, pummeling him to the ground, slamming the trunk of a car against his back and offering him a not-so-subtle warning. "This isn't over," The Game growled at his longtime foe. "You're going to Hell."
Big Show def. John Cena after interference by The Miz; Cena vs. Miz at The Bash! (PHOTOS | WATCH) For weeks, Big Show has been attacking John Cena. Two weeks ago, he disrupted Cena before he was able to battle The Miz, nearly snapping Cena’s back with a devastating Cobra Clutch Backbreaker. Just when it seemed Cena would have his revenge, however, it was The Miz’s turn to interrupt. Cena’s smack-talking tormentor cost him the win over Big Show, but it may be Cena who gets the last laugh. The former WWE Champion will face the self-proclaimed "future world champion" this Sunday when the two meet in a match at The Bash.
Mickie James & The Bella Twins defeat Divas Champion Maryse, Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes; Mickie pinned Maryse (PHOTOS | WATCH) Smart, sexy and powerful. The match pitting Mickie James & The Bella Twins against Divas Champion Maryse, Beth Phoenix & Rosa Mendes showcased all of that and then some. And while each of these beautiful Divas had something to prove, it was rivals Mickie James and Maryse whose dislike swirled around the ring. When the fairy dust finally settled, Mickie emerged victorious over Mendes.
Mr. McMahon buys back Raw, fires Donald Trump; Mr. McMahon arranges a Three Stages of Hell Match for WWE Champion Randy Orton and Triple H (PHOTOS | WATCH) Mr. McMahon couldn’t take it any longer. After his limo broke down and he found out that his office had been relocated to the men's bathroom, the Chairman finally made his opinion loud and clear. Though the WWE Universe seemed excited by Donald Trump’s generosity, airing Raw commercial-free and refunding the cost of tickets to the show, The Chairman bristled as he watched potential revenue spiral down the drain. So frustrated was Mr. McMahon that he offered to buy back Raw – at twice the price! Never one to turn down a good deal, Trump accepted. Convinced that Trump had played him all along, Mr. McMahon told his moneyed menace something he’d been wanting to tell him for years: You’re Fired!
Not one to be upstaged, the prideful Trump slapped the Chairman across the face and left him staggered in the ring. The humiliation did not sit well with Mr. McMahon, who immediately raced to find WWE Champion Randy Orton. Irate, the Chairman informed Orton that he must defend his title against Triple H Sunday at The Bash in a match not seen in WWE in nearly seven years: A Three Stages of Hell Match, featuring a straight-forward match, a Falls Count Anywhere Match and, if necessary, a Stretcher Match.
WWE Champion Randy Orton battles Triple H to a draw in a Last Man Standing Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) The animosity was palpable when Triple H confronted WWE Champion Randy Orton in a Last Man Standing Match just six days before the two face off at The Bash. So thick hung the mutual disdain that neither man was willing to give an inch against his nemesis. In fact, when the referee counted to 10, both Orton and Triple H were so damaged that neither was able to answer the count, resulting in a draw and Orton retaining the title. After the match was called, however, The Game, despite an injured knee, was still hungry to punish Orton and took a final shot at him before referees pulled him away.
Cody Rhodes def. Unified WWE Tag Team Champion Primo (PHOTOS) In the run up to their confrontation at The Bash, Cody Rhodes battled Primo, one half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions, and came away from the match with the win and a heavy dose of momentum. While Rhodes’ Legacy cohort Ted DiBiase and Primo’s older brother Carlos watched intently, Cody managed to narrowly escape with a victory over the athletic Islander after getting away with pulling his tights. When the two tag teams vie for the Unified WWE Tag Team Titles this Sunday at The Bash, will the Unified Champions be able to fend off the challenge of Legacy or has the sun set on the reign of Primo & Carlito?
Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio & The Great Khali def. Edge, Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler; Hardy pinned Ziggler; Trump fires Santina (PHOTOS | WATCH) As World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk looked on from the announce table, Jeff Hardy, Rey Mysterio & The Great Khali teamed up to face down Edge, Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho & Dolph Ziggler. Perhaps sending a message to Punk, his opponent at The Bash, The Charismatic Enigma pinned Ziggler himself to secure the win for his team. As Hardy celebrated in the ring after the match, Punk climbed in and raised his Bash opponent’s hand in victory. Undoubtedly recalling how Punk cashed in his Money in the Bank contract against him at Extreme Rules after a grueling World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match against Edge, Hardy jerked his hand away, his mind looking forward to this Sunday. Meanwhile, Raw owner Donald Trump made his own mark, firing Santino Marella's twin sister Santina. Goodbye, Santina, we hardly knew you.
John Cena vs. Big Show tonight; Cena confronts The Miz, announces they will battle at The Bash! (WATCH) After recounting how Big Show has attacked him and interfered in his matches recently, John Cena told the audience that he will battle The World’s Largest Athlete later in the evening, hopefully, for the very last time. Cena then addressed the Superstar who’s been mocking him for weeks, The Miz. After exchanging words with Miz, Cena announced that the two will face each other at The Bash. But the former reality show star took a cheap shot at Cena and managed to narrowly escape.
Donald Trump announces ticket refund for fans (PHOTOS | WATCH | OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT) Forget the mysterious, inexplicable hair. As the new owner of Raw, Donald Trump has never looked better. After all, the billionaire businessman not only made history by broadcasting this week’s Raw commercial-free, he continued to show the love to the WWE Universe during a press conference and at the top of the program. Trump implored the capacity crowd at the Resch Center to hold onto their ticket stubs – he would be giving them a full refund to show them his appreciation!
Preshow: The British Invasion defeated Rhino & Jesse Neal when Brutus Magnus beat Neal. Rhino's original partner Eric Young walked out on him during the bout, leading to Neal coming to try to help his mentor.
QUICK RESULTS: - X Champion Suicide won the first King Of The Mountain match - Daniels defeated Shane Douglas - Knockouts Champion Angelina Love defeated Tara - Abyss & Taylor Wilde beat Raven & Daffney in Monster's Ball - Sting defeated Matt Morgan - Beer Money beat Team 3D to win the Tag Team Title - Kurt Angle won the King Of The Mountain to become new World Champion, thanks to Samoa Joe turning his back on his friends and fans to help Angle!
COMPLETE PAY-PER-VIEW RESULTS:
- Suicide retained the X Division Championship in the first King Of The Mountain match to open the broadcast, beating the members of The Motor City Machineguns and Lethal Consequences in a high-flying ladder match!
- Daniels defeated "The Franchise" Shane Douglas in the "Second Chance Match" after Daniels hit the Best Moonsault Ever.
- Angelina Love successfully defended the TNA Knockouts Championship over Tara when Velvet Sky interfered on behalf of her Beautiful People partner. Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne interfered throughout. Velvet sprayed hairspray in Tara's eyes, allowing Angelina to hit her finisher and get the pin to retain the gold.
- Abyss and Taylor Wilde defeated Raven and Daffney in the "Monster's Ball" match when Abyss reversed a DDT into the Black Hole Slam for the pin on Raven. The chaotic bout also saw Wilde and Daffney go hardcore on each other with weapons and tacks!
- "The Icon" Sting defeated "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan after Sting escaped from Morgan's "Hellavtor" finisher and Sting hit the Scorpion Death Drop for the win. Sting remains the leader of the Main Event Mafia.
- Beer Money, Inc became the new TNA World Tag Team Champions by defeating Team 3D. The British Invasion got involved in the bout, ultimately costing Brother Ray and Devon the gold! After Team 3D hit their finisher, Rob Terry of the Invasion climbed up on the ring apron - causing a battle between Team 3D and the British Invasion. This allowed Beer Money to hit their finisher on Brother Devon to get the win!
- Kurt Angle became the new TNA World Heavyweight Champion by winning the King Of The Mountain main event, beating Mick Foley, Jeff Jarrett and AJ Styles...with help from Samoa Joe!!! As Joe was climbing the ladder to win it, he handed the gold to Angle! Joe shocked the wrestling world with his actions - the question is, what will be the fallout from what he did?
Former WWF star turned politician B. Brian Blair, age 52, was arrested today on several counts of child abuse following a 4 AM incident with two sons, 17 and 12.
According to an article in the St. Petersburg Times, Blair got into an argument with his oldest son, shoving and punching him before locking him what was described as a "choke" that left his son with trouble breathing. The 12 year old then ended up being choked by Blair as well. There is no word at this time what led up to the incident.
Blair is known in wrestling for being one half of The Killer Bees tag-team during the 1980's.
-- WWE issued a survey to fans on their mailing list about a PPV where the Hell In The Cell would be used in all the matches, similar to the potential all-submission match PPV, and requested feedback on potential PPV names for the event:
*WWE Hell In A Cell *WWE No Escape *WWE Lock Up *WWE Rage In A Cage
-- Porn star Trina Michaels might be getting a TNA contract following the praise of Mick Foley and Jeremy Borash. Michaels has been trying to break in to the business for a year or so now and got some praise recently for some promos she did on YouTube, which even WWE was inspired by. (Video below)
With the recent kid-friendly initiative she could likely never go to WWE, but TNA seems interested after name dropping her on iMPACT.
At the Grand Rapids TNA live show, Kurt Angle squashed the WWE return rumors. Angle announced that he loves TNA, wants to extend his contract with the company and that he will never return to the WWE again. He said he never wants to work for Vince McMahon again, despite his recent radio appearance where he said he could return to WWE if he wanted to, since his TNA contract is about to expire and he did not burn any bridges in WWE when he left.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
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