Many within WWE feel its doubtful that Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson would agree to guest host a future edition of Monday Night Raw.
One would assume WWE would reach out to him if they haven't already, but people close to him believe he'd pass on the offer. While Johnson speaks positively towards WWE in the media, the reality is he wants to disassociate himself with his former employer and still harbors some bad feelings over the way they allowed his contract to expire at the end of 2004.
John Morrison def. Tyson Kidd Slam Master J def. Charlie Haas Dolph Ziggler def. R-Truth, Finlay, Mike Knox (Fatal Four Way Match for an Intercontinental Championship Match at SummerSlam) JTG def. Chris Jericho The Great Khali def. Ricky Ortiz World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy def. CM Punk (World Heavyweight Championship Match)
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – With SummerSlam just more than two weeks away, a series of explosive surprises left the WWE Universe in awe.
World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy def. CM Punk (World Heavyweight Championship Match) (VIDEO | PHOTOS) Before the bell could ring to start their World Heavyweight Championship rematch, Jeff Hardy and CM Punk attacked each other, quickly bringing the WWE Universe into a state of absolute bedlam. Amidst the mass hysteria, WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon emerged, declaring that the two Superstars would still have a World Heavyweight Championship Match with a “special guest enforcer,” handpicked by The Chairman himself. (VIDEO | PHOTOS)
Later that night, to the shock of the WWE Universe, Matt Hardy emerged as Mr. McMahon’s special guest enforcer. While Jeff was confronting his brother outside the ring, Punk used the distraction to attempt an attack on his adversary. But when Jeff moved, it was his elder brother that took the hit instead. Moments later, when it looked like Punk may pin the World Champion, Matt pulled the referee out of the ring. As Matt confronted Punk, Jeff rolled his opponent up and the guest enforcer himself counted Punk’s shoulders to the canvas. The former ECW Champion then left without further action or comment.
Following the bell, an enraged CM Punk viciously attacked Hardy for the second week in a row, ruthlessly incorporating a chair to catastrophic ends. SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long responded by making the blockbuster announcement that Jeff Hardy would again face CM Punk for the title at SummerSlam, in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match. (Match preview)
JTG def. Chris Jericho (VIDEO | PHOTOS) Cryme Tyme’s JTG completely stunned the WWE Universe, upsetting Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho for the biggest win of his singles career. After the first-ever Undisputed WWE Champion failed to get the pinfall because his opponent was under the ropes, JTG executed an inside-cradle out of nowhere for the monumental victory. Could his amazing triumph over the highly decorated Jericho be a sign of things to come for the No. 1 contenders as they prepare to face the Unified Tag Team Champions at SummerSlam? (Match preview)
Dolph Ziggler def. R-Truth, Finlay, Mike Knox (Fatal Four Way Match for an Intercontinental Championship title opportunity at SummerSlam) (VIDEO | PHOTOS) With Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio sitting at the broadcast table, Dolph Ziggler hit Finlay with a devastating neckbreaker, conquering three elite Superstars to earn the right to once again face The Master of the 619 for the gold at SummerSlam (Match preview). After the brutal match was over, Ziggler slapped the champion, prompting Mysterio to deliver the seated senton to his new No. 1 contender.
John Morrison def. Tyson Kidd (VIDEO | PHOTOS) On the heels of The Friday Night Delight’s amazing World Heavyweight Championship Match with Jeff Hardy one week ago, The Shaman of Sexy scored his second consecutive win over Tyson Kidd with the Starship Pain.
The Great Khali def. Ricky Ortiz (VIDEO | PHOTOS) Although The Punjabi Playboy reigned supreme over Ricky Ortiz with The Punjabi Plunge in about a minute, his victory soon turned to darkness when Kane emerged to attack him from behind. The Big Red Machine then turned his focus on Ranjin Singh, assaulting Khali’s interpreter before dragging him off into the crowd.
Slam Master J def. Charlie Haas (VIDEO | PHOTOS) With Cryme Tyme & Eve watching in a monitor in the back, Slam Master J overcame Charlie Haas with a splash off the top rope.
Jeremy Borash said on his Twitter account yesterday that Ayako Hamada will be starting in TNA after the Hard Justice pay-per-view. "Expect the Knockouts Division to get more physical with the arrival of "Hamada" from Japan. She will be starting after the Hard Justice PPV," Borash wrote. "Watched a DVD of her matches against Kong in Japan. They were so physically brutal, I needed to be stretchered out of my own living room."
[Q1] The show opened with a recap of last week's episode... The show is titled "Powers Unite"... A shot aired of Kurt Angle and Eric Young exiting a huge limo together.... The opening montage aired... Mike Tenay hyped the second match of the best of three series between A.J. Styles and Matt Morgan, and Sting vs. Brutus Magnus for later in the show...
The Main Event Mafia walked to the ring together. Kurt Angle said Mick Foley allegedly defeated Kevin Nash for the TNA Legends Title. Nash tried hard to look sad about losing the title that no one cares about. Angle complained that Sting's distraction and Bobby Lashley not being the legal man in the match when he entered the ring.
Angle said he spoke to the TNA board of directors and "they agreed the match is a sham." Angle said they agreed to let the outcome stand on the condition that Nash get a rematch against Mick Foley at the Hard Justice pay-per-view. Angle said Nash has a chance to end Foley's career.
Angle said it's his job as godfather of the Mafia to watch his family's back. He said that forced him to strike a deal. He pointed at the entrance area. The World Elite faction walked out. Eric Young debuted shorter hair and new, short tights. Once in the ring, all the heels shook hands. Tenay said the association kicked up the World Elite several notches.
Kurt said it's an honor and a privilege to do business with Young. Eric said he has no doubt that they will be revered as the greatest group of professional wrestlers ever assembled. He said it's his honor and privilege to take over TNA with Angle. Young said his men are 100 percent dedicated to the cause and are ready to do whatever it takes.
Young said it wouldn't have been like this if the Americans had treated them like the stars that they are. Young said it's not just about Lashley and Foley. He said it's about an entire disgusting nation that needs to be held responsible. He said the nation should feel bad about what the Elite is about to do to their heros. "Boys, let the cleansing begin," Young said...
Backstage, Jeremy Borash interviewed Mick Foley, who said he has a feeling this will be a night they'll never forget. Sting and Bobby Lashley entered the room. Sting said, "It's show time, Mick." Foley got up and left with Sting and Lashley... [C]
[Q2] Backstage, Lauren told Christopher Daniels that Eric Young wants to make an example out of him. Daniels told Young to be a man for once in his life. Lauren said Young was waiting in the ring with Kiyoshi and Sheik Abdul Bashir.
Suddenly, the Motor City Machine Guns walked onto the set and knocked on the camera. They mockingly pretended like they didn't know what a camera was because they haven't been on television in so long. Daniels got pissed and told them everyone's jobs are in danger. He said they haven't done anything to get noticed. He told them they could join him in the fight by accompanying him to ringside...
1. Eric Young (Kiyoshi, Bashir) pinned Christopher Daniels (w/Motor City Machine Guns) in 5:00. The Guns came out and nonchalantly stood in the corner. They even stood by and read video game instruction manuals when the heels ganged up on Daniels at ringside early in the match.
Late in the match, Young went for the Best Moonsault Ever. Young moved, but Daniels landed on his feet and hooked him for the Angel's Wings. Kiyoshi entered the ring and sprayed mist into Daniels's eyes while Bashir distracted the referee. Young hit a piledriver on Young and scored the pin. Tenay said there's a locker room code that prohibits wrestlers from using the piledriver, but Young keeps using it... [C]
At ringside, Tenay and West hyped the eight-man tag match, a sit down interview with Hernandez, the Morgan vs. Styles match, and Sting vs. Brutus Magnus...
[Q3] Backstage, Lauren interviewed Beer Money and Team 3D. Robert Roode said he knows Eric Young better than anyone in TNA because they grew up together and travelled together before they even came to TNA. Roode said Young must have forgotten when he begged Jeff Jarrett for a job. He said he did the same. He said he'll be damned if Young is going to dictate his future.
Brother Ray said he and Devon have even more right to be pissed at Eric Young. He recalled Young hitting Devon with the IWGP Title belt. Devon called the British Invasion tea and crumpet eating fairies. West apologized on commentary to the children watching at home...
Ring introductions for the eight-man tag match took place... [C]
2. Booker T, Scott Steiner, Doug Williams, and Rob Terry (w/Brutus Magnus, Sharmell) defeated Beer Money and Team 3D in an eight-man tag match in 7:05. It sounded like the fans were chanting "He's on steroids" at Terry. Ouch. When Team 3D and Beer Money took control, Young and his cronies came out. The Guns ran out and fought them at ringside.
[Q4] Kevin Nash came out and attacked the babyfaces. Mick Foley came out and attacked Nash. Kurt Angle came out. Sting came out, followed by Samoa Joe. Bobby Lashley came out. The match continued in the ring. Terry slammed Roode and pinned him clean to win the match for the heels. The brawl continued as the show went to break... [C]
The brawl continued after the break. Several wrestlers fought into the backstage area. Security cam footage aired from one section. Another group of wrestlers fought around a car. In the ring, Daniels hit his signature spots on Kiyoshi while the Guns enthusiastically cheered him on. Apparently, Daniels doesn't mind that the Guns stood by and watched as three guys worked him over earlier.
The brawl just kept going in the ring and backstage. The Guns and Daniels performed moves in the ring on Young and his wrestlers while the bigger named wrestlers fought behind the scenes. A police car pulled into the backstage area. Most of the wrestlers stopped what they were doing when the cops got out and called for order... [C]
[Q5] The announcers recapped the brawl...
3. Taylor Wilde and Sarita defeated Alissa Flash and Traci Brooks in 5:05. Big dive off the top by Sarita onto the two heels at ringside. During the match, Tenay announced that the Asylum match at the pay-per-view will feature the return of Suicide. In the end, Sarita pinned Flash. The heels attacked the babyfaces after the match...
Backstage, Lauren interviewed The Beautiful People while they sat on their thrones. They griped about Cody Deaner kissing Angelina Love last week. Love said she and Velvet will face ODB and Cody at the pay-per-view...
A shot aired of Kip James picking up trash where the real wrestlers had been brawling. Hernandez showed up and asked what happened. "Where have you been?" Kip asked. "There was like a big brawl around here. Now I've gotta pick all this shit up"... [C]
[Q6] Backstage, Lauren interviewed A.J. Styles, who said he's never seen anything like the brawl. However, he said a meteor couldn't take his focus away from beating Matt Morgan and earning a spot in the Hard Justice main event...
The announcers ran through the pay-per-view lineup: ODB and Deaner vs. Love and Sky, British Invasion vs. Beer Money for the IWGP Tag Titles, Booker and Steiner vs. Team 3D, Homicide vs. Samoa Joe for the X Division Title, Foley vs. Nash for the title no one cares about, and Angle vs. Sting vs. either Styles or Morgan... West hyped house shows...
A Hernandez video aired. He said it's his turn to soar to new heights and be on top...
Tenay interviewed Hernandez in a segment that was taped in the ring while the arena was empty. Tenay asked about his neck surgery. Hernandez said they fused part of his disc with a cadaver disc in his neck, which cut his recovery time in half. Hernandez noted that he played in the Arena Football League.
Hernandez said his father took offense at Konnan attempting to burn the American flag during a past angle. He said his father did 15 tours of Vietnam, and wanted to reenlist after 9/11. He said his father was bothered by the flag burning. Hernandez said some "different things happened," including the flag burning. Hernandez wished Homicide the best in the X Division. He said Homicide will always be his brother. Hernandez said a few words in Spanish...
Backstage, Lauren interviewed Homicide, who shifted the talk away from what Hernandez said onto his X Division Title. Homicide hyped his match against Samoa Joe by saying the 187 is stronger than 13 (Taz's number). His last line was censored...
A shot aired of Matt Morgan walking backstage... [C]
[Q7] 4. Matt Morgan pinned A.J. Styles in 4:50 in the second match of the best of three series. A few minutes in, Morgan went for a chokeslam, but A.J. flipped out of it and hit him a kick. Later, Morgan hit the Hellevator and pinned Styles clean... [C]
An video teased that "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero is coming to TNA on Aug. 16...
Backstage, Borash caught Angle trying to leave the building and asked if he was retreating. Angle said the Mafia have families. After Angle split, Borash spotted a flustered Abyss hiding in a corner. He said he doesn't know who he can trust because Dr. Stevie put out the $50,000 bounty. Consequences Creed entered the picture and complained about Abyss attacking him on a previous show. Jay Lethal attacked Abyss from behind. Creed joined Lethal in trying to beat down Abyss. They failed miserably. Abyss left them lying...
A TNA video hyped that they are creating a new kind of wrestling. Insert your own joke here... A shot aired of Sting walking backstage. Tenay said Sting is making his in-ring return to Impact... [C]
[Q8] [C] 5. Sting defeated Brutus Magnus (w/Doug Williams, Rob Terry) via submission in 6:20. The referee sent Williams and Terry before the match. West complained that they hadn't done anything wrong. Magnus was working over Sting's knee when the show went to commercial a couple minutes into the match. [C]
Shortly after the break, Sting caught Magnus jumping off the ropes and quickly applied the Scorpion Death Lock. Magnus tapped out. After the match, Magnus attacked Sting, who dominated him until the rest of World Elite came to the ring. Sting fought off a couple of them. Eric Young entered the ring and he and Sting ended up face-to-face, but never hit one another. Awkward moment.
With the heel ganging up on Sting, Foley and Lashley hit the ring and helped Sting fight off the heels. Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe, Scott Steiner, Booker T, and Kevin Nash hit the ring. If you thought they really left, you were swerved! Sigh. The heels beat up the babyfaces and left them lying. Tenay said there was no one left to help the babyfaces. Of course, that's when Hernandez came out swinging a chain over his head, which was enough to clear the ring...
The Miz did an interview with IGN.com and here are the highlights:
IGN: Based on what happened on RAW Monday night, I'm glad they haven't kicked you out of this party.
Miz: Yes, they haven't kicked me out of the party! Hey, we still have [NBC Universal's] Syfy ECW! And we have live events. They never kicked me off RAW live events, so I can still do those as well. So who knows what's going to happen? I don't even know! They don't even tell me… I literally went, "Banned from RAW? And SummerSlam? And the Staples Center!?" I can't even go see a Lakers game right now!
IGN: I have to ask you about your Twitter war with Chris Jericho.
Miz: [Laughs] You know what's funny, everyone always asks me about that. "Dude, what's with this Twitter war?" I was in Australia and he was in the Philippines and we both were on Twitter and we were [among] the first WWE people to be on Twitter. And he literally just said, "You're gay." And I said, "You flat iron your hair, and I'm gay?" Literally, that's how it started. And now we've both been trying to top each other for the past month. Then he was the number one trending topic on Twitter! So it was like, "Wow!" It's just fun. It's all good fun and I laugh about it.
Chris Masters def. Santino Marella William Regal & Paul Burchill def. Yoshi Tatsu & Tyler Reks Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio def. Mike Knox by disqualification
Thursday night on WGN America, “WWE Superstars” brought the WWE Universe a whole lot of hard-hitting, high-flying, bell-to-bell action. With Chris Masters making his “WWE Superstars” debut against Santino Marella, William Regal teaming up with Paul Burchill to face Tyler Reks and Yoshi Tatsu and a main event featuring Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio and Mike Knox going one on one, it was a can’t miss night of impressive in-ring action.
Don’t know where to catch “WWE Superstars”? Find WGN America in your area. Can't see “WWE Superstars” on WGN America in your area? Stay with WWE.com for full results, photos and video clips of all the action.
Chris Masters def. Santino Marella (PHOTOS | WATCH) After returning to Raw recently, The Masterpiece made his “WWE Superstars” debut this Thursday by doing what he does best — taking his opponent out with The Master Lock. While Santino Marella put up a great fight, Masters used his impressive strength and amazing abilities to walk away with a win. With a physique and skill set like his, Masters is once again making a serious impact in WWE.
William Regal & Paul Burchill def. Yoshi Tatsu & Tyler Reks (PHOTOS | WATCH) The WWE Universe openly expressed their dislike of William Regal and Paul Burchill, but it wasn’t enough to stop the rough Englishmen from finding victory in tag team action. Despite showing themselves to be a cohesive unit and displaying impressive strength and speed in the ring, Reks and Tatsu fell short against their opponents thanks in part to the Blackpool native’s veteran knowledge of his craft. Both Tatsu and Reks might have bright futures ahead, but they’ll need to learn how to beat WWE-caliber opponents like their English counterparts before that will come to fruition.
Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio def. Mike Knox by disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH) In a possible SummerSlam Intercontinental Championship Match preview, The Desert Destroyer was disqualified against The Master of the 619 due to Dolph Ziggler’s interference. Just one day before Knox and Ziggler step in the ring with Finlay and R-Truth for a Fatal Four Way to find out who will fight Rey for his gold, both men were looking to send a message to Mysterio. However, after the match, The Ultimate Underdog used his speed and some evasive tactics to avoid vicious attacks from both men. Who Mysterio will face at SummerSlam is still up in the air, but after what transpired on “WWE Superstars,” he now knows that he has one of the toughest fights of his life ahead of him.
- On tonight's episode of Impact, a brief vignette aired promoting Elijah Burke's new character, "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero. It was noted that he's "coming" on August 16th, which is when the Hard Justice pay-per-view takes place.
Ezekiel Jackson def. local competitor Sheamus def. Goldust ECW Champion Christian def. Tommy Dreamer (Extreme Rules, Title Match)
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – In one of the most historic, memorable matches in ECW on Syfy history, Christian retained his ECW Championship after defeating Tommy Dreamer in a brutal Extreme Rules Match, complete with Singpore canes, crutches, steel trash cans, a hot dog cart and even a car door, Tuesday night in Nassau Coliseum.
ECW Champion Christian def. Tommy Dreamer (Extreme Rules, Title Match) (PHOTOS | WATCH) With no countouts and no disqualifications, anything was possible when ECW Champion Christian defended his title against Tommy Dreamer in a match near and dear to the ECW Original’s heart – Extreme Rules. Dreamer used nearly every Extreme prop imaginable to bruise and batter Captain Charisma in front of the WWE Universe, who was clearly divided with their cheers for both competitors.
Dreamer tossed Christian face-first into a hot dog cart, reached in, took a bite of a hot dog, then brazenly smashed the rest into his opponent’s face. Christian endured a beating with steel condiment containers, crutches and Singapore canes, and was even sent head-first into a steel trash can. But Captain Charisma endured, retaliating against the ECW Original who was so hungry to regain the Title. Christian picked up a car door from outside the ring, but Dreamer tried to used it against him, attempting to Piledrive the ECW Champion into the steel. When it mattered most, Christian countered, sending Dreamer into the car door with a Killswitch. Christian picked up the car door and laid it atop Dreamer to aid him with the pin, securing the victory to retain the ECW Championship.
With the ECW Title still strapped around Christian’s waist after the hard-fought Extreme Rules battle, who will Captain Charisma have to face in the future on the road to SummerSlam?
“The Abraham Washington Show” returns (PHOTOS | WATCH) Zack Ryder interrupted this week’s “Abraham Washington Show,” claiming the show as his own, since they were in Long Island’s Nassau Coliseum – his home turf. “Bro, this is Long Island and everyone knows the only good thing to come out of Long Island is Zack Ryder,” he said. But Washington’s originally scheduled guest, Shelton Benjamin, emerged to defend himself against the badmouthing Ryder and Washington.
Benjamin challenged Ryder to prove he’s the more entertaining Superstar, so Washington decided he’d hold an impromptu “Abraham Idol” show. Ryder showed off his singing skills with Hootie & the Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You.” But as The Gold Standard belted out the same tune, Ryder attacked him from behind and said: “Now you’re singing the blues. Woo Woo Woo.” Benjamin rose to his feet and retaliated, flipping Ryder over the couch, turning “The Abraham Washington Show” into an all-out brawl.
Now that Benjamin has finally been a guest – and left a mark – on “The Abraham Washington Show,” will The Gold Standard be welcomed back again? What’s next for Benjamin and Ryder?
Ezekiel Jackson def. local competitor (PHOTOS | WATCH) Ezekiel Jackson easily steamrolled through another local competitor this week on ECW on Syfy. But Vladimir Kozlov again appeared after Jackson’s match, staring down the seemingly unstoppable force. The Moscow Mauler picked up the local competitor and hit him with an Iron Curtain. Not to be outdone in the game of oneupsmanship, Jackson again leveled the local opponent, then exited the ring without looking back. When will these two Superstars finally clash in the Land of the Extreme?
Sheamus def. Goldust (PHOTOS | WATCH) In a repeat performance of last week’s match, ECW’s new Celtic Warrior bested The Bizarre One. After his win, the undefeated Sheamus told the WWE Universe: “I came in search of gold and all they gave me was dust,” which prompted Goldust to attack the Irishman. What’s next for these two ECW on Syfy rivals?
The mysterious masked man saves the day (WATCH) The mysterious masked man arrived just in time to rescue a backstage employee from danger again. But before ECW General Manager Tiffany could talk to him, the masked man disappeared as quickly as he appeared in the Land of the Extreme.
-- It would appear that WWE has parted ways with Hall of Famer Tony Atlas as his profile was removed from the ECW roster section either today or yesterday. At the very least, he is no longer a member of the active roster.
Regarding WWE's view of TNA - "I don't think that WWE views TNA as a threat at this point. I do think that TNA is very close to breaking through that glass ceiling. There is always room for change. They are about one or two stars away from being a major competitor."
On whether or not he will go to TNA - "I have absolutely no idea at this point...there's been some talks...it's just pleasantries at this point. Yes, I would go to TNA...TNA gives guys opportunities...I want an opportunity to show that I can entertain. I want an opportunity to work in that environment"
- After losing a match to John Cena this past Monday night on RAW, The Miz was banned from the RAW brand as well as Summerfest. His profile was removed from the RAW roster section on WWE.com this morning.
According to Dave Meltzer, the decision to release Brian Kendrick was made two weeks ago after he was pulled from a planned program with Evan Bourne. Kendrick was told by WWE officials that his failing multiple drug tests for marijuana would not be tolerated. His marijuana use was likely a contributing factor to his release and he was one of at least two wrestlers who had their pushes stopped due to pot use. Kendrick’s release was also meant and taken as a warning for higher profile talents who have been failing pot tests.
However, when John Laurinaitis informed Kendrick he was being let go, the story was that it was because of the economy. Those who heard that story couldn’t believe they gave him such a lame and bogus reason for being fired. Kendrick was told that his release could have happened much sooner but agent Pat Patterson had spoken up for him.
Jack Swagger def. Evan Bourne Beth Phoenix & Jillian def. Divas Champion Mickie James & Gail Kim The Legacy def. Triple H in 2-on-1 Handicap Match Carlito def. Primo Mark Henry def. Chavo Guerrero United States Champion Kofi Kingston def. Big Show (disqualification) John Cena def. The Miz (Lumberjack Match)
UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Jeremy Piven has a thing for entrances. The three-time Emmy Award winner, star of the hit HBO series Entourage and leading man in the upcoming comedy The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, Piven has always known how to wow an audience, and his first foray as Raw’s celebrity guest host at the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort proved no exception.
During Piven's reign, WWE even unveiled a new feature: WWE e-Vote, which allows the WWE Universe to have their voices heard during the live Monday Night Raw broadcast. Check it out here!
John Cena def. The Miz in a Lumberjack Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) Jeremy Piven and Dr. Ken Jeong may be hilarious actors, but they’re not much for facing down insidious Superstars who can easily put them in traction. Perhaps that’s why, after a confrontation with WWE Champion Randy Orton earlier, Piven chose to make all the lumberjacks in the night’s main event unfriendly faces for the 12 Rounds star. It was a treacherous situation for Cena, but for Miz, a loss meant he would be banned from SummerSlam as well as from Monday Night Raw.
You’ll forgive Cena for not caring. After a roller coaster of a match, Cena finally managed to pin Miz for the win. After he did, though, Orton & The Legacy got hold of him, pummeling him and leaving him prone on the mat. That’s when Piven and Dr. Ken got the crazy notion to make their marks, too.
Piven climbed the ropes to jump on Cena only to have the massive Superstar catch him in mid-air and use him as a human bludgeon to knock down several lumberjacks. Then Dr. Ken came after Cena with a cane. Big mistake. The former Champ tossed Dr. Ken over the ropes onto another group of lumberjacks. While the two Hollywood heavyweights did stellar work with guest hosting duties, it’s safe to say they should probably stick to their day jobs.
United States Champion Kofi Kingston def. Unified Tag Team Champion Big Show by disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH) When Chris Jericho sat down at commentary, things were bound to go wrong for United States Champion Kofi Kingston. As Jericho yapped away, Kingston battled Jericho’s tag team partner, the always formidable Big Show, for the United States Championship. As the match progressed, however, Show couldn’t help himself. The World's Largest Athlete relentlessly brutalized Kofi despite warnings from the referee, causing the 7-footer to get disqualified. Showing little regard for rules, referees or, frankly, anything but his own blind rage, Show continued to demolish the U.S. Champion long after the match had ended.
“Mark-swoggle” def. Chavo Guerrero (PHOTOS | WATCH) After nagging Jeremy Piven earlier in the night, Chavo Guerrero got his wish – to fight Hornswoggle one-on-one. Hey, Chavo, be careful what you wish for. The self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior” waited in the ring only to discover that, in the words of Piven, Hornswoggle wouldn’t be able to fight, but they had arranged for a substitute: “Mark-swoggle.” Unfortunately for Chavo, “Mark-swoggle” looked a lot like The World’s Strongest Man, Mark Henry, in a Hornswoggle cap. Once Chavo had been sufficiently pummeled, “Mark-swoggle” retrieved Hornswoggle from under the ring to administer a Tadpole Splash on the hapless Chavo.
Carlito def. Primo (PHOTOS | WATCH) After weeks of bad blood between Carlito and his brother Primo, the two were destined to settle matters in the ring. With Carlito having attacked baby bro, even going so far as to spit an apple in his face, their sibling rivalry seemed inevitable. While the Boriqua Brothers put up a memorable fight, it was big bro Carlito who proved too tough to beat once he nailed the Backstabber for the win.
The Legacy def. Triple H in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) Triple H has proven himself one of the most dominant forces in all WWE history. But even The Game can come up short when facing down two of WWE’s meteoric, young Superstars. After tiring of the interference from Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, Triple H hoped to take them both down in one fell swoop. Instead, The Legacy worked seamlessly to batter The Game, each hitting their most lethal moves before laying out their opponent for the victory.
Afterward, The Game wondered aloud if he needed to make a phone call to get a partner, then told Rhodes & DiBiase, "If you're not down with that, I've got two words for you!"
Beth Phoenix & Jillian def. Divas Champion Mickie James & Gail Kim (PHOTOS | WATCH) Beth Phoenix showed just why she can never be forgotten when it comes to Diva dominance. The Glamazon teamed with Jillian to take on the newly minted Divas Champion Mickie James & Gail Kim. Phoenix displayed her considerable power by taking down the impressive Kim as Mickie looked on.
Piven arranged a title match between United States Champion Kofi Kingston and Big Show As Raw celebrity guest host Jeremy Piven joked with Dr. Ken Jeong in his temporary office, an angry Big Show entered to complain about the coverage of his confrontation last week with Shaquille O’Neal. The World’s Largest Athlete wanted to redeem himself by facing Piven himself in the ring. The savvy actor, however, placated the mammoth monster by instead arranging a title match between Show and United States Champion Kofi Kingston.
Jack Swagger def. Evan Bourne (PHOTOS | WATCH) After Evan Bourne defeated him last week in a “Beat the Clock” Match and cost him his opportunity to be No. 1 contender for the WWE Championship, Jack Swagger appeared revved to go in their rematch this week. “The All-American American” not only defeated the high-flyer, he tore into him after the ending bell. That is, until MVP stepped up to save Bourne and end Swagger’s senseless carnage.
Raw celebrity guest host Jeremy Piven arranged a Lumberjack Match between The Miz and John Cena (PHOTOS) Piven and his associate, Dr. Ken Jeong, who also stars in The Goods and the comedy The Hangover, impressed the crowd at the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort when they rolled into the arena in a blinging, blue Trans Am. As the two Hollywood heavyweights addressed the Raw faithful, Hollywood bantamweight The Miz interrupted. The self-centered Superstar asked – no, demanded! – that Piven arrange a rematch between him and John Cena, after his loss last week.
Cena, also a man who knows how to please a crowd, did not disappoint. He came to the ring to accept Miz’s challenge. And just to thicken the plot, Piven then announced that the bout would be a Lumberjack Match. Not only that, if Miz were to lose, he wouldn’t be allowed to compete at SummerSlam and would be banned from L.A.’s Staples Center. Oh, and it gets worse for the faux-hawked farce. If he drops the match to Cena, he’ll also be banned from Monday Night Raw.
HHH grabs the mic after the match, and says every week these guys beat him every week. He says he used to be good at this gang warfare stuff, but maybe he needs a new group. Or maybe he just needs to bring back an old group. He says maybe he'll bring back Evolution, but Randy's a jerk, Batista's injured all the time, and Flair's signing autographs at the VFW. No maybe he just needs to make one phone call. And if they're not down with that he's got two words for them…
- WWE has added Chris Masters to the RAW roster page on their website. They wrote this about Masters' previous WWE run before being fired:
After being drafted to SmackDown, Masters took a brief hiatus from WWE. In the summer of 2009, Masters made a surprise return to Raw. With the same enviable physique and a restored drive, Chris Masters is ready to make another impact in WWE
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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