Finlay def. Mike Knox (Belfast Brawl) The Great Khali vs. David Hart Smith (No contest) Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & The Big Show def. Cryme Tyme (Non-title) Intercontinental Champion John Morrison def. Charlie Haas (Non-title) Layla def. Melina. World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk def. Matt Hardy (Submission Match) (Non title)
ROCKFORD, Ill. – With the revolutionary new pay-per-view WWE Breaking Point just two days away, where every main event will be a Submission Match, Friday night stood witness to the fallout of both physical and psychological warfare.
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk def. Matt Hardy (Submission Match) (Non-title) (PHOTOS | VIDEOS) Undertaker opened SmackDown with the chilling proclamation that World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk will feel the devastating grip of Hell’s Gate in their Submission Match at WWE Breaking Point (Match preview), before handing The Phenom both the title and his very soul. Punk then burst upon the scene, declaring that he only wants one thing this Sunday: To make The Deadman tap out for all the WWE Universe to see. (PHOTOS | VIDEOS)
In the main event, “the only Straightedge Champion in WWE history” made a tremendous statement about his upcoming match with The Deadman, forcing Matt Hardy to tap out to his excruciating Anaconda Vise. Although Punk held the gold high above his head, darkness soon overcame his triumph. And when illumination was restored, Undertaker was standing at the top of the ramp, clutching Punk’s World Title in his mighty hands.
The Great Khali vs. David Hart Smith (No contest) (PHOTOS | VIDEOS) Before Khali’s match with David Hart Smith could begin, Kane attacked The Punjabi Playboy from behind, attempting to finish him off with a Singapore Cane. However, Khali stopped him short, sending The Big Red Machine crashing downward with The Punjabi Plunge. But who will fall at the force of the Singapore Cane this Sunday at WWE Breaking Point? (Match preview)
Check out photos of The Hart Dynasty in their hometown of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show def. Cryme Tyme (Non-title) (PHOTOS | VIDEOS) At the culmination of an all-out tag team onslaught by both sides, a knockout blow from The World’s Largest Athlete closed the door on JTG, just as he was bringing himself back into the ring. Will this give the elite combination of Big Show & Jericho the momentum they need to topple the formidable MVP & Mark Henry in just two days? (Match preview)
Intercontinental Champion John Morrison def. Charlie Haas (Non-title) (PHOTOS | VIDEOS) “The Guru of Greatness” secured his first win as Intercontinental Champion, hitting Charlie Haas with the ever-explosive Starship Pain. After the bell, a very unhappy Dolph Ziggler – upset about Morrison being given a title opportunity after he had earned that distinction himself – decided to interrupt. When The Friday Night Delight proposed that they have Ziggler’s title match right away, the brash Superstar informed him that his title opportunity will be on his terms.
VIDEO: SmackDown After the Bell: “The Dirt Shirt”
Finlay def. Mike Knox (Belfast Brawl) (PHOTOS | VIDEOS) Amidst the unrelenting fury of the vicious Belfast Brawl, Finlay reigned supreme over Mike Knox, smashing his brutal adversary with a shillelagh shot heard all the way in Northern Ireland.
Layla def. Melina (PHOTOS | VIDEOS) While talking to Dolph Ziggler, Michelle suddenly fell into his arms. But, as Ziggler caught the falling champion, Layla snapped a picture on her phone. Could the devious duo be trying to destroy Maria’s happy relationship?
Later, following a crutch-blasting assault from the injured Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, Layla picked up the huge pin over the ultra-fierce Melina.
A SmackDown surprise (VIDEO) SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long informed WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon that he has a huge surprise planned for next week's show.
Several current WWE stars have posted thoughts on Jeff Hardy's arrest on Twitter. Below are comments:
Chavo Guerrero: "Hey guys, just heard about jeff Hardy. Don't know details yet but i want to give my support. Jeff is a classy person and also have his back!"
Chris Jericho: "Don't think of judging Jeff Hardy until you've walked a mile in his shoes. I will always have Jeffs back..."
Matt Hardy: "Thanks for the support on SD tonight-I know I'm not 100% yet, but I promise you I'll get there. And remember, innocent until proven guilty... It's been a long, stressful day for me.. But, everything will be ok.. Guaranteed. Like Public Enemy said "Don't Believe The Hype!"
Jeff Hardy just posted the following on his official Twitter page: A lot of exaggerations are out there today, don't believe everything you read 4 it is not true, I am at home and fine-thanks for your concern. For the record, Matt didn't bail me out, loan me money, or is his name on anything.. He's just learning about today's situation..
Jeff Hardy just posted the following on Twitter: The media is the media, I wish they would at least report the story correctly & accurately. I will make a statement later.
The Moore County Sheriff’s Office issued the following press release to us moments ago:
September 11, 2009
Sheriff Lane Carter reports the arrest of an individual on charges of trafficking in controlled prescription pills, and possession of anabolic steroids. Sheriff Carter reported a joint investigation conducted by officers from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, Moore County Sheriff’s Office Select Enforcement Unit, and Fayetteville Police Department led to the arrest.
Officers executed a search warrant at a residence located at [----Adress Deleted--] near Cameron, North Carolina. During the search officers located and seized approximately 262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 Soma prescription pills (Soma’s are non-controlled prescription pills), 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a residual amount of powder cocaine, and items of drug paraphernalia. Vicodin and anabolic steroids are included in Schedule III within the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act. The estimated street value of the drugs seized is $2,500.00.
Jeffrey Nero Hardy - 32 years of age Cameron, North Carolina
Jeffrey Nero Hardy was arrested on September 11, 2009 and charged with felony trafficking in opium, two counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance, felony maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jeffrey Nero Hardy received a $125,000.00 secured bond and was placed in the Moore County Detention Center.
Deputy Neil Godfrey of the Moore County Sheriff's Department in Cartage, North Carolina confirmed to us that former WWE star Jeff Hardy was indeed arrested today on a number of drug-related charges. Godfrey also confirmed that Jeff Hardy was bailed out this afternoon "by his brother" and was free on bail. That would explain Jeff's statement to twitter which is posted below and was posted just minutes ago by our own Tim Brown
Date Added: September 11, 2009 Story By: Tim Brown According to an article on ThePilot.com, former WWE star Jeff Hardy was arrested for "trafficking in controlled prescription pills and possession of anabolic steroids," and is currently in Moore County jail.
The report claims Hardy was arrested after a search of his residence revealed he was in possession of 262 Vicodin prescription pills, 180 Soma prescription pills, 555 milliliters of anabolic steroids, a "residual amount of powder cocaine" and drug paraphernalia items. The report notes that "Vicodin and anabolic steriods are Schedule III substances", while Soma is a non-controlled prescription pill.
The search was part of a joint investigation conducted by the Moore County Sheriff's Office narcotics and select enforcement units and the Fayetteville Police Department.
With the announcement on Wednesday that Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff are will be running a tour of Australia in November titled "Hulkamania - Let The Battle Begin," the man rumored be wrestling against Hulk Hogan on the tour is none other than Ric Flair. Flair has not wrestled since his retirement match against Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 24, but hinted that he's open to wrestling overseas if the price is right. The news is somewhat surprising since Eric Bischoff is one of the main people behind the tour, and Bischoff and Flair do not get along.
In an interview with Diva-Dirt.com which will be published tomorrow, former WWE Diva Kristal Marshall addressed Internet rumors saying she is joining TNA Wrestling in the near future. "I haven't been in talks with anyone over there," Marshall said. Although, it should be noted that Marshall will go into further detail including the extent of her dealings with TNA.
Marshall will also talk candidly of her and Bobby Lashley's respective departures from World Wrestling Entertainment and reveal the "shocking details" of how one company official treated them.
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Taz and Mike ‘But I am a tenured professor’ Tenay.
Match Number One: Tag Team Gauntlet: Team 3D versus James Storm and Robert Roode versus The British Invasion versus Scott Steiner and Booker T
We start off with the opening match already joined in progress as Brother Ray connecting with a Bubbonic Elbow on Brutus. Robert Roode tags in and he punches Magnus. Magnus with a knee and Steiner is tagged in and he chops Roode. Steiner with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex or a near fall, but the pinfall does not count until all eight men are in the match. Roode with a reverse atomic drop and Team 3D refuses to tag in. Booker makes his way to the ring as the next entrant. Booker pulls Roode over the top rope to the floor and Booker with a chop and knee. Booker tags in and he kicks Roode in the chest. Booker with a back heel kick. Williams tags in and he kicks Roode. Williams with a forearm as James Storm makes his way to the ring as the final part of the match. Roode with a back body drop to Williams followed by a belly-to-back suplex. Roode sends Williams into the turnbuckles and Storm tags in and they hit a double suplex and it is time to remember their team name, and forget about trying to inflict more pain on their opponent. Storm knocks Magnus off the apron. Williams sends Storm to the apron but Storm with a kick and a running neck breaker. Storm with the Eye of the Storm but Booker with a thrust kick. Williams gets a near fall. Steiner tags in and he kicks Storm and sends him into the turnbuckles. Steiner with a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Storm with elbows but Steiner with a rake of the eyes. Storm takes Steiner to the mat while Kurt Angle watches the match in the back.
Roode tags in and he attacks Magnus, Williams, Steiner, and Booker. Roode with a shoulder to Steiner followed by a Blockbuster and Magnus and Williams break up the cover. Devon with a clothesline to Williams and Magnus. Steiner misses a charge into the corner and Devon with a flying shoulder tackle. Pandemonium has broken out and we get to the point where Team 3D give Steiner a 3D and Booker breaks up the cover. Magnus covers Steiner for the three count. Winner: Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams
After the match, we see Kurt Angle in the back and he is not happy. Booker confronts Williams and Magnus. Security comes to the ring to try to separate Steiner, Booker, Magnus, and Williams. We go to commercial.
We are back and Kurt Angle is yelling at Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams. Eric Young comes by and he tells Kurt that he should know better.
Time to run through the card for tonight’s show.
Kurt Angle comes to the ring and he decides to use the ramp instead of the Anglevator. Kurt has a mic and he addresses Matt Morgan. He says that before the big showdown at No Surrender, he wants Matt to come to the ring for one last conversation.
Matt obliges and Kurt tells Matt that the last few weeks have been a bumpy ride. Kurt says that everything he has said has been in Matt’s best interests. Kurt tells Matt that he will eventually understand. They will be main eventing at No Surrender and he says that Matt is on the cusp of being the newest member of the Main Event Mafia. Kurt says that they are all in agreement. Matt suggests that there has to be one thing left for him to do. Kurt says that Matt read his mind.
Sting has read Kurt’s mind because Sting decides to come to the ring with A.J. Styles. Sting tells Matt that he knows that they are going to be opponents at No Surrender. Sting says that he couldn’t believe that Matt would believe that Kurt has his back. He wants to know why Matt would do that. Sting says that if he was Matt, he would get in Angle’s face. Sting does some role playing and acts like Matt Morgan if Matt got in Kurt’s face. Sting has Matt give his other catchphrase. Sting wants to know why Matt is not acting that way with Kurt. Sting says that Matt does not need Kurt Angle or the Main Event Mafia to succeed in the business. Sting tells Matt to look at the Main Event Mafia and then he tells Matt to take a look at him. He tells Matt that they need him and he does not need them.
Kurt calls A.J. a quitter and naïve and says that Sting is not going to pass the torch. Kurt tells A.J. that Sting has lost a step and Sting is going to use A.J. to get the title. Angle says that all older wrestlers want their last shot at glory. Angle says that he is willing to admit his intentions, unlike Sting.
A.J. wants to make sure that he heard Kurt correctly. Kurt says that he is going to keep the TNA title. Matt thanks Kurt for finally admitting it in front of the world. Matt agrees with Sting that he is using him to keep the title. Kurt tells Matt it isn’t like that, but Matt says that it is exactly like that. Kurt wonders why Matt wouldn’t be used tonight. Matt wants to be in Kurt’s corner to help him win.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Earl Hebner talking about the controversy over the Hernandez/Sting match. Earl wants to know who Lauren is to question him and he asks if she wants to wear his shirt. Earl says that they are not to trust anyone.
Jeremy Borash is with Mick Foley in his office and he has his kids with him. Jeremy asks Mick about his match with Kevin Nash at Hard Justice and the rematch next week. Foley says that he does not know what he is capable of doing. There is a knock at the door and it is Dr. Stevie. Mick reminds Stevie about their time in ECW together. Stevie says that he is not Stevie Richards, he is Dr. Stevie. Foley says that Stevie will be wrestling tonight and he will get a chance to collect his bounty. Stevie says that he is a professional therapist now, but Foley says that Stevie better get ready for his match.
Match Number Two: Daffney and Alissa Flash versus Sarita and Taylor Wilde in a Women’s Tag Tournament First Round Match
Flash and Wilde start things off and they lock up and Wilde with a cross arm breaker but Flash sends Wilde to the mat. Wilde with a kip up and Sarita is tagged in. Wilde with an arm drag and Sarita with an arm drag of her own. Wilde sends Sarita onto Flash for a near fall. Sarita with a chop and knee. Flash holds on to the ropes when Sarita tries for a drop kick. Flash with a clothesline. Daffney tags in and she punches Sarita followed by a European uppercut. Sarita with an arm drag and a flip leg drop for a near fall. Wilde tags in and she hits a sunset flip but Daffney rolls through. Sarita with a cross body off Taylor’s back. Flash with a kick to the back and then Daffney with a kick to Wilde. Flash tags in and she slams Wilde and then she stomps on Taylor’s head. Flash with a kick to the back and then Daffney is tagged back in. Daffney with a kick to Wilde followed by a Shining Wizard for a near fall. Daffney with a seated abdominal stretch. Flash and Sarita tag in and Sarita with chops and a shoulder tackle to Daffney. Sarita with a cross body but Daffney and Flash catch her. Sarita with a tornado DDT on Daffney. Wilde with a kick to Flash and then Sarita and Wilde with a series of double team moves and Sarita with a press for a near fall. Flash with forearms and a back fist but Sarita with a belly-to-belly suplex for the three count. Winners: Sarita and Taylor Wilde
Jeremy Borash is with Eric Young and the World Elite. Jeremy asks Eric about the visit that Kurt Angle is going to pay later. Eric says that maybe Kurt gets what he deserves tonight. Eric says that they would do whatever it takes and Kurt should understand that. Eric says that Brutus won tonight. Jeremy points out that Brutus pinned Scott Steiner. Eric says that they will always do what is right. He tells Kurt that his door is open and invites Kurt to stop by for a chat.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Suicide to ask him about D’Angelo Dinero. Suicide says that Dinero knows that he has lived and died on the same streets that Dinero lives on. Next week, the dark savior is coming and it is going to be a cleansing of the wicked.
We go back to the Impact Zone and they come out to the table and it is an announce table with headsets and video games.
Match Number Three: Jay Lethal versus D’Angelo Dinero
We have commentary from the Machine Guns before the match starts but then we return to Mike and Taz.
They lock up and Lethal backs Dinero into the ropes and Lethal with a clean break. Dinero with a kick instead of a clean break. Lethal with an elbow and jabs followed by arm drags and an arm bar. Lethal with another arm drag and a drop kick. Dinero goes to the floor and Lethal with a suicide dive and Dinero goes down. Lethal with a shoulder from the apron and then Dinero crotches Lethal on the top rope and then Dinero with a clothesline and Lethal hits the apron hard and goes to the floor. Dinero rolls Lethal back in and gets a near fall. Dinero chokes Lethal in the ropes and then hits a splash in the ropes for a near fall. Dinero comes off the turnbuckles into a boot from Lethal. Lethal with a series of clotheslines followed by a handspring back elbow for a near fall. Lethal with a hip toss followed by a cartwheel and drop kick for a near fall. Lethal with a chop and a sunset flip for a near fall. Lethal with a near fall and a rollup for a near fall. Dinero with a knee followed by an Irish whip. Dinero with a neck breaker and then the knee pads come down for the running knees in the corner for the three count. Winner: D’Angelo Dinero
We go to the back and there is a face off between the World Elite and Main Event Mafia. Kurt tells Eric that Brutus was out of line. Kurt says that they had a pact where they would work together and dominate. Eric says that Brutus did what he had to and he will not apologize. Eric agrees that they will dominate if they are together but they will fall apart if they are working apart.
Angelina Love and Velvet Sky walk in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Angelina Love and Velvet Sky versus Madison Rayne and Roxxi in a Women’s Tag Team Tournament First Round Match
Madison and Angelina start things off but Roxxi tags in and she connects with forearms to Angelina followed by a Samoan drop and back senton splash for a near fall. Angelina sends Roxxi to the mat and Velvet is tagged in for a double elbow drop for a near fall. Velvet with a version of a curb stomp for a near fall. Madison tags in and they hit a double back elbow for a near fall. Madison with forearms but Angelina pulls Madison down by the hair. While the referee deals with Roxxi, Angelina and Velvet with some double team moves. Angelina tags in and she kicks Madison in the back. Velvet tags in and she hits a snap mare and kick to the back. Velvet with another snap mare and kick to the back for a near fall. Velvet with shoulders in the corner. Madison makes the tag and so does Velvet. Roxxi with forearms and a kick to Angelina. Roxxi with a fallaway slam to Velvet. Roxxi with the Voodoo drop but she can only get a two count. Velvet and Roxxi fight to the floor and Angelina with a rollup and a handful of tights that forces some digitization for the three count. Winners: Angelina Love and Velvet Sky
Cody Deaner is in Mick Foley’s office talking about his women’s title match against ODB. Cody asks for a tune up match against a Knockout tonight. Cody wants to be able to showcase his skills. Cody leaves and Mick and Jeremy appear to be on the same page about Cody’s potential opponent.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mick Foley joins Taz and Tenay at the announce table.
Match Number Five: Abyss versus Dr. Stevie
Stevie attacks Abyss as he comes to the ring and he punches Abyss on the ramp. Stevie sends Abyss into the guardrail and the apron. The bell finally rings and the referee starts his count and Stevie is not happy that Abyss is in the ring. Stevie with punches to Abyss but Abyss feels none of it and appears to want more. The jacket comes off and Stevie with chops that have no impact. Abyss starts to clap after taking Stevie to the mat. Abyss with a charge into the corner. Abyss with another charge into the corner followed by a Black Hold Slam for the three count. Winner: Abyss
After the match, Nash comes up from behind and clotheslines Abyss and connects with knees in the corner. Stevie pushes Nash away and wants to punch and kick Abyss. Foley makes his way into the ring and he sends Stevie to the floor. Nash leaves before Foley can get his hands on him.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the World Elite are in the ring and Eric Young is going to talk. Eric says that there appears to be a lot of controversy about the World Elite tonight and he would have it no other way. He says that it did not deter them from their number one job to recruit Hernandez. They want Hernandez to be part of their family so he can be treated as an equal and be given a fair chance. Eric says that he never expected that Hernandez would be so brainwashed to think that the fans consider him an equal. Eric says that he will do whatever it takes to get him to join the group.
Hernandez’s music plays and Hector Guerrero comes to the ring. Hector says that Hernandez is not coming out tonight. Hector reminds Eric that he cost Hernandez one of the most important matches in his life. Hector points out that Hernandez has a bad temper. Hector says that Hernandez wants to give back. Hector tells Eric to end it. Eric says that he did not start it. It was the people who chose to spit on their beliefs. Eric says that he respects Hector and what the Guerreros have done in wrestling and that is why he is still standing. Eric tells Hector to have Hernandez watch closely to see why he should talk to Eric tonight.
Tara is walking in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back with a Tara and Awesome Kong video package.
Match Number Six: Tara versus Cody Deaner in a Mixed Martial Arts Rules Match
Cody acts like himself while Tara waits for him to get ready to fight. Cody wants Tara to take the first punch and Cody gets waffled by a right hand. Tara with more punches and a kick that sends Cody into the turnbuckles. Cody misses a spear but Tara with a double leg take down and Cody gets to the ropes. Cody with a crane kick but he misses. Tara with a round house kick and then she pummels him and puts him in a cross arm breaker but Cody gets to the ropes. Tara punches Cody and the ref pulls Tara away. Cody accidentally punches the refere. Tara with punches and kicks to Cody.
Awesome Kong makes her way to the ring and she attacks Tara and hits the Implant Buster. Kong leaves the ring and the referee miraculous recovers in time to see Tara out in the ring. Winner: Cody Deaner
We go to commercial.
We see Cody in the back and Lauren reminds Cody about his match with ODB. Cody says that he beat Tara from pillar to post. He tells Lauren to add her to the list.
We run through the card for No Surrender.
We go to some footage of Bobby Lashley training and Rhino confronts him and attacks him.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Seven: Daniels and A.J. Styles with This Is The Icon Sting versus Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe with Matt Morgan
Angle and Daniels start things off and Daniels with a side head lock take down. Angle with a head scissors and Daniels escapes. Angle with a kick and elbow. Angle with a European uppercut or two. Daniels with a leg lariat and Styles tags in. Styles kicks Angle and then slams Kurt and follows that with a phenomenal knee drop for a near fall. Angle with a rake of the eyes and Joe is tagged in. Styles with a rana and punch. Daniels is tagged in and they double team Joe. Daniels with chops but Joe with punches. Joe charges into a knee and then Daniels with a jawbreaker. Styles tags in and he sends Joe into Daniels and then they hit a high low combination. Joe with a chop to Styles and an Irish whip. Joe with a uranage to a charging Styles. Angle tags in and gets a near fall. Angle with a waist lock. Angle with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and he gets a near fall. Joe tags in and they hit a double suplex on Styles. Joe with a forearm to Daniels that knocks him off the apron. Joe with a power slam for a near fall. Joe tries for an arm breaker but Styles blocks it and gets to the ropes. Styles with punches but Joe gets Styles on his shoulders. Styles escapes the hold and he hits a Pele kick and both men are down. Angel and Daniels tag in and Daniels with clotheslines and a kick and STO for a near fall. Daniels with an Irish whip but Angle moves when Daniels tries for a knee. Angle tries for the Olympic Slam but Daniels with an arm drag. Daniels with a Flatline and then he puts Angle in the Koji Clutch. Joe tries for a knee drop but Daniels moves. Daniels with an enzuigiri and then Styles is tagged back in. Daniels with a choke slam. Daniels with a BME and Styles with a frog splash but Joe breaks up the cover with a back senton. Joe sends Daniels to the floor. Joe gets a chair and Sting uses the force to stop him. Morgan has a chair and he wants Angle to use it. Angle gets sent into the chair when Styles reverses. Styles with a rollup for the three count. Winners: A.J. Styles and Daniels
After the match, Morgan goes into the ring and he explains himself to Kurt. Angle slaps Morgan and Morgan with a kick and a Hellevator.
We go to the back where the World Elite has attacked Homicide and Big Rob carries Homicide through the back.
We are back and the World Elite has brought Homicide into the ring. Eric tells Hernandez to join the World Elite or Homicide’s blood will be on his hands.
Hernandez comes to the ring and he hits a slingshot shoulder to Williams and Magnus. Hernandez press slams Bashir onto the rest of the group. Young tries to use a chair but Hernandez blocks it. Homicide hits Hernandez with the chair. The World Elite return to the ring and they attack Hernandez. Homicide puts the Mexican flag on top of Hernandez as we go to credits.
Umaga's 90 day non-compete clause with WWE has expired and he is said to be interested in wrestling in Japan. He did work as a headliner for All Japan as Jamal before he was brought back to WWE under the Umaga gimmick. It should be noted that there is become much less work in Japan for American wrestlers and more so in All Japan which tends to focus more on natives and a select few of foreigners. No word on if TNA is interested at the moment.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated has named reigning WWE Divas Champion Mickie James number one in their second annual "PWI Female 50" list, which ranks the top 50 women's wrestlers in the United States in 2009. She succeeds multiple-time TNA Women's Knockout Champion Awesome Kong, who was ranked first in last year's chart.
Here are the "PWI Female 50" rankings in its entirety:
1. Mickie James 2. Angelina Love 3. Melina 4. MsChif 5. Tara 6. Awesome Kong 7. Beth Phoenix 8. Michelle McCool 9. Maryse 10. Taylor Wilde 11. Sara Del Rey 12. Cheerleader Melissa 13. Gail Kim 14. Mercedes Martinez 15. ODB 16. Daizee Haze 17. Sarita 18. Daffney 19. Madison Rayne 20. Katie Lea Burchill 21. Nikki Roxx 22. Angel Orsina 23. Velvet Sky 24. Sojo Bolt 25. Natalya 26. Rain 27. Amber O'Neal 28. Jillian Hall 29. Jetta 30. Lufisto 31. Madison Eagles 32. Nevaeh 33. Wesna Busic 34. Kelly Kelly 35. Portia Perez 36. Danyah 37. Ariel 38. Jennifer Blake 39. Nichole Matthews 40. Serena Deeb 41. Allison Danger 42. Melia Hosaka 43. Lexie Fyfe 44. Jamie D 45. Amy Lee 46. Annie Social 47. April Hunter 48. Cherry Bomb 49. Jessie McKay 50. Rosa Mendes
Rankings by affiliation
World Wrestling Entertainment 1. Mickie James (1) 2. Melina (3) 3. Beth Phoenix (7) 4. Michelle McCool (8) 5. Maryse (9) 6. Gail Kim (13) 7. Katie Kea Burchill (20) 8. Natalya (25) 9. Jillian Hall (28) 10. Kelly Kelly (34) 11. Serena Deeb (40) 12. Rosa Mendes (50)
WWE women's wrestlers who failed to rank: Alicia Fox, Brie Bella, Eve Torres, Layla, Maria, Nikki Bella, Tiffany
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling 1. Angelina Love (2) 2. Tara (5) 3. Awesome Kong (6) 4. Taylor Wilde (10) 5. Cheerleader Melissa (a.k.a. Alissa Flash, Raisha Saeed) (12) 6. ODB (15) 7. Sarita (17) 8. Daffney (18) 9. Madison Rayne (19) 10. Velvet Sky (23) 11. Sojo Bolt (24)
TNA women's wrestlers who failed to rank: Rhaka Khan, Traci Brooks
Rumors have surfaced online saying World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk is dating former WWE Diva Amy "Lita" Dumas. To put the speculation to rest, the multi-time Women's Champion is indeed dating Punk, The Sun (as well as Dave Meltzer) can confirm.
Sources close to the pair told the UK newspaper they are seeing each other and have been for almost a year.
"It's not an issue with the WWE bosses," one source said. "It has been kept very personal and both Matt and Edge know about it, because Punk was man enough to tell both to their faces."
I noticed your news post on the Hulkamania promotion with Eric Bischoff, I was talking to Diamond Dallas Page on Myspace a couple of weeks ago and he mentioned he was contacted by Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan about coming to Australia for some sort of tour, it appears this is what he was talking about. So we'll see if DDP and/or Flair are announced for the tour.
Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff have announced the birth of a new promotion which will be called Hulkamania. The group will start up in November with dates in Australia. The shows announced thus far are 11/21 in Melbourne, Australia at Rod Laver Arena; 11/24 in Perth at the SuperDome and 11/28 in Sydney at the Acer Arena.
Hogan will be traveling to the land down under to do promotional work later this month.
The local promoters for the group will be Condon Sports and Entertainment and KnokX Pro Entertainment.
No other names besides Hogan have been announced at this point.
The Miz & Jack Swagger def. United States Champion Kofi Kingston & Primo Dolph Ziggler def. Slam Master J Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) def. Katie Lea Burchill Sheamus def. Yoshi Tatsu Kane def. Jimmy Wang Yang
With WWE Breaking Point mere days away, some of WWE’s most talented competitors battled it out on “WWE Superstars” on WGN America. From a raw display of brutality from Kane to a thrilling tag team main event, tonight’s episode had all the thrills the WWE Universe has come to expect from Thursday night.
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The Miz & Jack Swagger def. United States Champion Kofi Kingston & Primo (PHOTOS | WATCH) For weeks, The Miz and Jack Swagger have both vowed to take down United States Champion Kofi Kingston, but so far neither man has been able to do it. On “WWE Superstars,” two of Raw’s biggest loudmouths got another opportunity to scrap with Kingston along with former Unified Tag Team Champion Primo. With the backing of the “All-American American,” Miz was able to pin The Jamaican Superstar, picking up the win for his team. This victory didn’t put championship gold around the self-proclaimed “chick magnet’s” waist, but it may very well have brought The Miz one step closer to the United States Title Match he believes he deserves.
Dolph Ziggler def. Slam Master J (PHOTOS | WATCH) Clad in leather and leopard print, the braggadocios Dolph Ziggler brought his cocky attitude — and his impressive skills — to “WWE Superstars” on Thursday night. While the Hollywood, Fla., native has had his sights set on the Intercontinental Championship for months, he stayed focused on his opponent, Slam Master J, in the ring tonight. Controlling the action with his aggressive offense, Ziggler kept Cryme Tyme’s crony down and grabbed himself another victory. In his “Palace of Wisdom,” Intercontinental Champion John Morrison was definitely taking notes on this contest.
Nikki Bella (w/ Brie Bella) def. Katie Lea Burchill (PHOTOS | WATCH) Thanks to her twin sister Brie, Nikki Bella managed to defeat Katie Lea Burchill without even pinning her. In the closing moments of her match with ECW’s “Scarlet Witch,” the beautiful Bella realized she needed some assistance and rolled to the outside of the ring. Her identical twin, Brie, then took over for her, scaling the top rope and diving onto Katie Lea for the pin. The official never saw the switch and Katie Lea never knew what hit her.
Sheamus def. Yoshi Tatsu (PHOTOS | WATCH) Since coming to ECW as a part of Teddy Long’s New Talent Initiative, the massive Irishman known as Sheamus has proven himself to be one of the most impressive young Superstars in WWE. The Dublin destroyer further added to his growing reputation by disposing of another formidable young talent, Yoshi Tatsu, on “WWE Superstars.” While the Japanese Superstar used his exciting offense to try and fell the giant, the pale titan was simply too much for Tatsu to handle. In the end, the Irish Curse sealed Tatsu’s fate and earned Sheamus another big win.
Kane def. Jimmy Wang Yang (PHOTOS | WATCH) Less than three days before he faces The Great Khali in a Singapore Cane Match at WWE Breaking Point, the diabolical Kane stepped into the ring with Jimmy Wang Yang and showed the WWE Universe just how intent he is on causing destruction. After decimating the Asian redneck and pinning him in the center of the ring, The Big Red Monster grabbed a Singapore cane and began to ruthlessly batter his opponent. By the time Kane stopped his assault, Yang’s back was a grizzly map of purple welts and bruises and the SmackDown Superstar was barely conscious. Will The Great Khali suffer the same brutality on Sunday?
It appears that WWE tried to convince Jeff Hardy to stay with the company until the very last minute. According to Dave Meltzer, WWE offered Hardy a big money deal that would allow him to avoid working house shows and only appear attelevision tapings and PPV events. This deal is something that even guys like Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker don't have since they both work the occasional house show.
WWE also want to sign Hardy to a merchandise contract that would permit WWE to continue to create additional merchandise and cash in on his popularity during his hiatus.
Hardy has been receiving many large money offers to wrestle on the independent circuit, but has given no indication he'll wrestle outside a WWE ring. Right now, Hardy is concentrating on trying to get his reality show off the ground.
One TNA source said Lauren "Angel" Willlams' (professionally known as "Angelina Love") contract was about to expire and there was internal fear because she had not signed a new deal that she would attempt to negotiate with her former employer, WWE. With that being said, WWE sources believe she will be backstage at this Monday's RAW taping when it emanates in her native Toronto. However, she won't be there looking for work, but rather, just to be there.
Regarding Williams' visa situation, there doesn't appear to be anything new on that front, although the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer corroborated our story over the weekend saying TNA hastily terminated contract once they realized the amount of trouble they could possibly face due to employing an llegal immigrant for two years without proper working papers. The Observer also noted that TNA never applied for a working visa for Williams.
Regarding Williams being subject to possible deportation, banned from entering the United States for ten years, and having to pay back any money she garnered by working as an illegal immigrant in the United States, it is very much a possibility if the government "wants to stick it to her," but it is unlikely to occur.
The new backstage interviewer that debuted last night on ECW under the name Savannah was developmental Diva Angela Fong. Fong has been working under a developmental contract since early 2008 and was given a tryout as a ring announcer at recent WWE house shows.
Fong wrote about how excited she was to debut on WWE television on her Twitter page. She wrote, I am sssoo happy right now!!! So thankful for this opportunity! Watch me take it and RUN with it! :) oh, and that's "Savannah" to you....;)
- As reported earlier, former WWE wrestler Kevin Thorn, under the name "Seven," worked a dark match prior to an Impact taping last week. It would appear that employment is unlikely for the former ECW Superstar as the feeling is he had a good look, but wasn't impressive in his tryout match.
PREVIEW FOR THURSDAY'S HUGE TNA WRESTLING "IMAPCT!" ON SPIKE TV STARTING AT 9/8c
On Thursday night, TNA Wrestling returns to SpikeTV at 9/8c for two hours of Total Nonstop Action as the road to the September 20 "No Surrender" Pay-Per-View event continues!
The below is a preview of what is scheduled ot take place on the broadcast (card is subject to change)
- The main event will feature "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles and Daniels teaming up to take on TNA World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle and Samoa Joe
- A Gauntlet Match is scheduled to take place featuring TNA World Tag Team Champions Booker T and Scott Steiner of the Main Event Mafia vs. Beer Money, Inc vs. Team 3D vs. The British Invasion
- The Women's Tournament continues to crown the first TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions with the following first round bouts: Taylor Wilde & Sarita vs. Daffney & Alissa Flash Madison Rayne & A Mystery Partner vs. The Beautiful People
All this and much more on Thursday's TNA "iMPACT!" on SpikeTV - including Mick Foley, Bobby Lashley, The Motor City Machine Guns, Taz, Abyss, the X Division superstar and many more!
Ken Anderson's non-compete clause with World Wrestling Entertainment expired today, thus meaning he is free to negotiate with any wrestling company.
"Something about midnight tonight...can't quite put my finger on it." Anderson wrote yesterday on his Twitter account.
Likewise, Eddie Fatu's (professionally known as "Umaga" in WWE) non-compete clause with WWE expired this past week as well. Fatu was released from his WWE contract on June 8, 2009 after violating the company's drug testing policy a second time and his subsequent refusal to enter a rehabilitation center.
Former WWE developmental wrestlers Dakota Darsow, Jon Cutler, Lupe Viscara, Kafu and Matt Walsh are also to free negotiate with any wrestling organization as all five up-and-comers were released from their respective contracts during the first week of June.
The Hurricane def. Paul Burchill Shelton Benjamin & Sheamus def. Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu Zack Ryder def. local competitor Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson (w/ William Regal) def. ECW Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer
ROCKFORD, Ill. — Less than five days before he defends his title against William Regal at WWE Breaking Point, ECW Champion Christian teamed with Tommy Dreamer in a losing effort against Regal’s massive minions, Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson, in the main event of ECW on Syfy. How will this brutal loss affect Captain Charisma going into his big title defense on Sunday?
Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson (w/ William Regal) def. ECW Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer (PHOTOS | WATCH) Earlier in the evening, ECW Champion Christian & Tommy Dreamer spoke with the newest member of the ECW broadcast team, Savannah, and let her know that they were going to destroy Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson in tonight’s main event. (WATCH)
Unfortunately, things did not go as planned for Captain Charisma and the ECW Original. While both Superstars attacked their massive opponents with vigor, they were never truly able to gain an upper hand. In the end, Regal tripped up Dreamer, allowing Jackson to execute his modified uranage slam for the win. Of course, Regal and his ruthless roundtable didn’t stop there. The British Brawler applied a vicious Regal Stretch to the fallen Dreamer and then brutally kicked a defenseless Christian. The last thing the WWE Universe saw as the show faded to black was the bruised and battered ECW Champion sprawled on the arena floor.
Zack Ryder def. local competitor (PHOTOS) If you’ve never seen Zack Ryder in action, you might assume the brash and cocky Superstar was more interested in working on his tan than winning matches. Yet, time and time again the Long Island native has proven that he’s all business once the bell rings. Local competitor Rory Fargo was the latest to learn this lesson when he stepped in the ring with the arrogant Superstar. Zack Ryder destroyed his outmatched opponent so quickly and decisively he barely mussed his spiky hair.
Shelton Benjamin & Sheamus def. Goldust & Yoshi Tatsu (PHOTOS | WATCH) The unique pairings of some ECW’s most talented Superstars made for fast-and-furious tag action on Tuesday night. While the bizarre Goldust and the explosive Yoshi Tatsu worked well together, the duo was bested when Shelton Benjamin tagged himself in and pinned Goldust. Feeling that his partner stole the pin from him, Sheamus confronted Benjamin, resulting in a massive brawl between the two Superstars. It took nearly every official in the WWE locker room to pull these two bulls apart. What can we expect from Sheamus and Shelton on the next edition of ECW on Syfy?
The Hurricane def. Paul Burchill (w/ Katie Lea Burchill) (PHOTOS | WATCH) For weeks, the ruthless Paul Burchill has been infatuated with proving that Gregory Helms and The Hurricane are the same man. The Ripper’s obsession with the emerald knight’s identity may have taken his focus away from tonight’s match as he was unable to stop the superhero’s innovative offense. In the closing moments of the bout, Burchill’s sadistic sister, Katie Lea, attempted to help her brother, but her interference backfired. The Hurricane was able to nail his Eye of the Hurricane maneuver to pick up a victory and keep his identity safe for another night.
WWE star unhappy about being left off Summerslam Posted by Chris Kaufman on 09/08/2009 at 03:02 PM
Thanks to the Sun UK for the following:
The Hart Dynasty have blasted WWE boss Vince McMahon following their SummerSlam snub. David Hart Smith, 23, Tyson Kidd and 27-year-old valet Natalya claim they are the No1 tag team in the wrestling promotion and should have appeared at the showpiece event. Speaking exclusively to SunSport, Hart Smith said: "I am little disappointed that we weren't on the SummerSlam card this year. "I feel bar none, not only technically, but if you take a look at the all-round skills that we have, we are probably the strongest tag team contenders in the whole of WWE."
And the trio certainly have the right pedigree to make such a bold statement. Smith is the son of legendary grappler The British Bulldog, while Natalya is the daughter of Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart. The blonde beauty dates Kidd, 29, away from the squared circle and he too became an extended member of the famous wrestling family after training in Stu Hart's infamous 'Dungeon' in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. But despite admitting being desperate for a place in the WWE spotlight, Natalya is quick to point out that her uncle — Bret 'The Hitman' Hart — was a 35-year-old veteran before he captured his first WWE heavyweight crown.
She said: "I think sometimes if you get something too quickly it's not a lot of fun. "For me it's about proving myself and proving my worth when I get that opportunity. "I do feel like my time will come and when it does I will represent my family — my father, my uncle Bret, my uncles that have passed on — and prove that I am one of the best female wrestlers in the history of sports entertainment." Tyson agreed, adding: "A lot of WWE Divas have risen up pretty fast in the past but I don't see many of them around anymore. "Natalya hasn't had a chance to show everyone what she's made of yet, or myself and David. "It's just a slow, slow progression whereas I would rather have had a meteoric rise."
Part of that slow progression is a training regime that Natalya says she would not wish on her worst enemy.
Developmental talent Angela Fong, 24, made her much anticipated WWE debut on tonight's ECW telecast from Rockford, Illinois. The former BC Lions Felions Dance Team cheerleader was introduced under the name "Savannah." It would appear that she's the new backstage announcer for ECW as she conducted an interview with Tommy Dreamer and Christian during tonight's show. Fong actually made her first appearance in WWE during the 2007 Diva Search and though she didn't make the cut, the company would sign her to a developmental contract in February 2008. She has been working as both as wrestler and ring announcer in Florida Championship Wrestling ever since.
Sports Tonight Australia ran a feature on the TNA open tryouts in Sydney. Jeremy Borash was nice enough to upload the feature on his YouTube account. You can view the feature in the video embedded below:
There aren't a lot of details on this yet, but apparently there was a fight backstage at the Smackdown/ECW live event in Arecibo, Puerto Rico on Saturday night between The Great Khali and Big Show.
The main event that night saw Matt Hardy, The Undertaker and Khali defeat Big Show, Chris Jericho and CM Punk. At the end, Show and Khali brawled outside of the ring together. When they got backstage, there was apparently an argument. Show called him out on it and they started grappling around.
One source said, “Show slipped on someone’s bag and it was over.”
Another report said that after they ended up on the ground, Khali mounted Show and was hitting him with slaps before The Undertaker pulled them apart. Show and Khali were kept away from each other in the ring for the rest of the tour.
The following is a brief recap of the events that transpired after the cameras went dark for WWE RAW tonight:
There was no dark match main event. John Cena, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels took a different side of the crowd for a "loudest cheer" contest. They high-fived fans at ringside and crotch chopped with little kids from the crowd at the top of the stage.
Montel Vontavious Porter def. Chris Jericho Evan Bourne def. Chavo Guerrero John Cena def. Cody Rhodes by disqualification Mark Henry def. Big Show in a Body Slam Challenge D-Generation X def. WWE Champion Randy Orton & Chris Masters
CHICAGO — If you’ve read Bob Barker’s autobiography “Priceless Memories,” you know the former Price Is Right host has seen many strange things during his 50 years in show business. Yet, even the wildest Showcase Showdown moment couldn’t prepare Barker for his stint as Raw’s celebrity guest host. From a Body Slam Challenge between two of WWE’s largest Superstars to a battle between DX and the unique combination of Randy Orton & Chris Masters, the final Raw before Sunday’s WWE Breaking Point was one to remember.
D-Generation X def. WWE Champion Randy Orton & Chris Masters (PHOTOS | WATCH | MORE DX) Despite having never teamed before, The Viper’s viciousness and Masters’s brute strength made a great combination. Yet, in the end, HBK forced The Masterpiece to tap out to give DX the victory. The night didn’t end there, however. The Legacy then rushed to the ring and brawled with DX all the way to the locker room area before retreating from the arena in a stolen car.
In the ring, Randy Orton grabbed the microphone and told the WWE Universe that he will leave WWE Breaking Point with his championship. This arrogant announcement caused John Cena to rush to the ring to confront Orton. The two men quickly traded blows before Orton laid the 12 Rounds star out with a brutal DDT. The Viper then showed how vicious he can be by delivering an RKO to Cena onto a steel chair. As Raw came to a close, Orton stood over Cena’s fallen body and vowed to make him quit on Sunday. (WATCH)
Bob Barker battled Chavo Guerrero in the locker room (WATCH) In a scene reminiscent of the 1996 Adam Sandler comedy Happy Gilmore, Bob Barker proved he was one tough senior citizen when he was confronted by Chavo Guerrero in the locker room. The self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior” demanded that Barker give him the car he’d failed to win earlier in the evening. When Guerrero got in Barker’s face, the “Priceless Memories” author, who studied karate under Chuck Norris, delivered a brutal chop to the stunned Superstar. Bob then reminded the WWE Universe to spay and neuter their pets, ending an amazing night as Raw’s special guest host.
Trish Stratus announced as next Monday’s Raw guest host The WWE Universe rejoiced when it was announced that seven-time Women’s Champion Trish Stratus would be the guest host for next Monday’s Raw. The beautiful Diva, who retired in 2006, will bring her gorgeous smile and, if necessary, her devastating Stratusfaction bulldog to the Air Canada Center in her hometown of Toronto next Monday night.
Mark Henry def. Big Show in a Body Slam Challenge (PHOTOS | WATCH) The night’s fun and games continued with Bob Barker giving Santino Marella an opportunity to win his very own hot tub. All the Italian Superstar had to do was defeat the 485-pound Big Show in a Body Slam Challenge and he’d be soaking in style. But, despite a heroic effort, the unibrowed warrior simply couldn’t heave the giant. Instead, Show hoisted Marella with ease and dropped him like a Plinko chip to win the match. (WATCH)
The Unified Tag Team Champion laughed at the defeated Marella, but his smile soon turned to a grimace when Barker informed him that he had another opponent tonight — The World’s Strongest Man, Mark Henry. The tough Texan marched to the ring with his eyes locked on Show and the two bulls immediately charged each other. While Big Show is one of the few men on the planet who can stand toe to toe with Henry, he was on the losing end of their confrontation tonight. After Henry slammed Show, MVP came down to the ring to celebrate. The two partners were clearly feeling confident going into Sunday’s Unified Tag Team Championship Match at WWE Breaking Point.
Batista returns to Raw next Monday (WATCH) After suffering an injury at the hands of WWE Champion Randy Orton in June, Batista will make his return on next Monday's Raw. On this can't-miss night, The Animal will make a major, potentially career-altering announcement.
John Cena def. Cody Rhodes by disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH) Before locking up with John Cena, Cody Rhodes addressed Randy Orton’s RKO on his father, Dusty Rhodes, from last Monday’s Raw. While the WWE Universe wondered if this shocking move would cause Rhodes to leave The Legacy, the second-generation Superstar made it clear that he would be sticking with Orton and Ted DiBiase. He then vowed to make Cena tap out in tonight’s contest.
Things did not go the way Rhodes had planned, however. With his WWE Championship "I Quit" Match against Orton only six days away, Cena looked more motivated than ever. The 12 Rounds star tossed Rhodes around the ring before locking in his brutal STF submission hold. Rhodes reached his own breaking point and was ready to submit when The Viper interfered, causing a disqualification. Cena was clearly enraged by Orton’s audacity and delivered an Attitude Adjustment to Cody Rhodes, sending a clear message to the WWE Champion.
Evan Bourne def. Chavo Guerrero (PHOTOS | WATCH) Before his match with the explosive Evan Bourne, Chavo Guerrero was informed by Bob Barker that he would win a new Corvette if he could defeat the high flyer. The idea of driving out of the Allstate Arena in a cherry red sports car clearly inspired Guerrero and he attacked “Air” Bourne with vigor from the opening bell.
After months of repeatedly losing to Hornswoggle, it seemed as if the “Mexican Warrior” would finally come up with a winning bid tonight. But just when it seemed as though Chavo might grab a victory, the little Irishman appeared from under the ring. Hornswoggle distracted Guerrero, helping Bourne get the pin and dooming Chavo to another year of driving the same old low rider.
DX spun The Price is Raw wheel In the locker room area, Bob Barker gave DX an opportunity to spin the wheel in order to determine their opponents for tonight. As luck would have it, the unique combination of WWE Champion Randy Orton & Chris Masters came up, giving Triple H & Shawn Michaels reason to smile. The duo was more than happy about an opportunity to inflict some punishment on The Legacy leader before they face Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase in a Submissions Count Anywhere Match at WWE Breaking Point on Sunday.
Montel Vontavious Porter def. Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH) When Chris Jericho accidentally came up with the winning bid on Contestant’s Row, he was given the opportunity to score a trip to Hawaii — if he could defeat MVP. The two men, who will meet in the Unified Tag Team Championship Match in six days at WWE Breaking Point, locked horns last Monday with Jericho coming out on top.
Tonight, however, The Ballin’ Superstar was right on the money, outmaneuvering the cocky Jericho and picking up a big victory. After the match, Jericho kicked and screamed. Not only had he lost the match, but he’d blown his opportunity to work on his tan in Honolulu.
Bob Barker kicked off The Price is Raw (PHOTOS | WATCH) When the explosive bombast of pyro that usually opens Raw was replaced by the familiar tune of The Price Is Right theme song, the WWE Universe knew this was going to be a unique Monday night. Tonight’s guest host, game show legend Bob Barker, confirmed this when he revealed that WWE Superstars and Divas would be competing for incredible prizes all night long. The 19-time Emmy Winner then welcomed Jillian Hall, Santino Marella, Irwin R. Schyster and Chris Jericho to Contestant’s Row to bid on The Best of SmackDown 10th Anniversary DVD. The winning bidder would then be given an opportunity to compete for an even bigger prize later in the evening.
Nigel McGuinness spoke with The UK’s Sun about his status with WWE:
“I am not 100 percent on board yet. I still have to cross some I’s and dot some T’s but it’s looking positive. It’s been a long time coming for sure. Ten years since I first took a bump and about eighteen since that fateful day I sat in Wembley Stadium [at SummerSlam 1992] and said I was one day going be a pro-wrestler. Still, like I said, I don’t want to tempt fate until it’s all signed sealed and delivered.”
Matt Hardy posted the following on Twitter regarding the ending to his match with CM Punk on Friday’s Smackdown:
“By the way, for any of you wondering, I won SD’s Main Event against World Champion CM Punk by DQ. And you ask, why was there no bell? Apparently, Punk threw the bell ringing tool away when he got the chair so they couldn’t ring the bell-but Punk did get officially DQed..”
As reported earlier, rumors are swirling saying Candice Michelle could be headed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
In an update on the situation, the former WWE Women's Champion may be introduced as the "winner" of Kevin Nash's "Big Sexy World Tour," which has him embarking across the United States in search of the perfect woman to accompany him to the ring at the Final Resolution pay-per-view on December 20, 2009.
The following is from Angelina Love's MySpace.com account:
As many of you have heard, I have unfortunatley been released from TNA. Working with TNA was an amazing experience. While on my journey I got to work with amazing people. I am going to miss each of them. It was a pleasure working in the best women's wrestling division today. But, most importantly I want to thank you, the fans for supporting me. You all are awesome! I want to tell you that this isn't goodbye, you all will see me again in a wrestling ring, hopefully very soon! Thank you all
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.
Mijn hobby's zijn: Worstelen en films.
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