The Montreal Wrestling Federation issued the following statement through Facebook:
Tomassino was present at Breaking Point for a tryout with WWE last Sunday. He was then asked to be present during RAW and Smackdown in Toronto and Hamilton. The MWF has been informed that Tomassino received a developmental contract from WWE and he will soon join the FCW (Florida Championship Wrestling) school with WWE.
Regarding John Morrison, he is well liked among his peers in the locker room and many feel it's only a matter of time before he becomes a top star. For the record, he is still dating Melina, who is not quite so popular in the locker room. While many feel she has improved her reputation from where it was during her previous stint on the Smackdown brand, multiple wrestlers still accuse her of being phony.
Legacy's Ted DiBiase was recently interviewed by ESPN and said his career goal in World Wrestling Entertainment would be to end the The Undertaker's undefeated Wrestlemania streak.
There was talk last year when DiBiase first arrived on the scene of positioning him as a young star to actually end the streak. However, it seems that this year may come too early as the company is slowly building him up, along with Cody Rhodes, in their feud against DX.
In the interview, there is also mention of DiBiase's younger brother Bret, who made a run-in during Summerslam during the Orton-Cena match. DiBiase states that he's only been with WWE developmental for six months and being a young starter, needs time to work his way up to the main roster
As reported earlier, Mickie James was out of action this past week because one of her breast implants ruptured during a a recent match, thus explaining why she didn't wrestle on television. It is believed that the rupture took place on September 5th since she worked the live event that night in St. Paul, but didn't the next night in Madison. In an update on the situation, James underwent a corrective procedure over the weekend and is expected to be back in action relatively soon.
Check out www.hulkamania.com.au as it will be the official Website for the Hulkamania - Let the Battle Begin Australia tour. Tickets for the event go on sale on the 24th of this month with dates in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. As we reported yesterday, Ric Flair has now been added to the list of workers, and will work his first match since his retirement bout with Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 24.
CBS 3 in Philadelphia reports that independent wrestler Matt “Riot” Lowry, 22 years of age, passed away on Tuesday, just a day after he was rushed to a local hospital after an incident while training at the former ECW Arena. CBS reports Lowry died from head injuries but someone who was training with Lowry stated that he suffered an aneurysm while warming up for the training session on Monday. The CZW promotion runs wrestling training sessions at The Arena on Mondays. An autopsy to determine the cause of death is scheduled for today.
Batista def. Chris Jericho The Great Khali def. Kane (disqualification) The Hart Dynasty def. Cryme Tyme Melina def. WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (Non-title) Intercontinental Champion John Morrison def. Mike Knox (Non-title)
HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada – In the wake of a controversial ending to the World Heavyweight Championship main event at WWE Breaking Point (WATCH), all of SmackDown held their collective breath as the WWE Universe attempted to establish where the blame should lay.
Controversy runs wild When interviewed as to why he called for the bell the second CM Punk locked in the Anaconda Vise on Undertaker at WWE Breaking Point, official Scott Armstrong seemed to imply that he made the questionable call because his job was on the line. He said that someone “much higher than him” had told him to do what he did. (WATCH)
WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon seemed to deny any involvement in the incident, demanding to know why SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long “double-crossed Undertaker.” (WATCH) As a result, Long was forced to come before the WWE Universe and take responsibility. Long admitted the entire incident was “pre-planned” to prevent Undertaker from becoming champion. The apprehensive GM reminded the fans that Scott Armstrong and CM Punk were also involved, before inferring that his job was on the line as well. He apologized to all, asking for The Deadman’s forgiveness. (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Though security delivered Long safely back to his limousine, he was shocked to discover that The Phenom was in the driver’s seat. As the doors locked and ominous smoke filled the car, The Deadman drove off with Teddy Long in frightening captivity. (WATCH)
Despite the controversy, World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk emerged to relish in his victory. Taking no responsibility in the incident itself, he proclaimed that he was the first man in WWE history to make Undertaker tap out. He then proceeded to sing his praises while preaching to the WWE Universe about their many “inadequacies.” (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Batista def. Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH) Batista made his return to SmackDown after choosing to move from Monday Night Raw to Friday nights after his WWE contract expired. But his heartwarming return was cut short by Chris Jericho, who ridiculed The Animal’s recent injuries, calling himself “the true face of SmackDown.” Batista informed Jericho that they would face each other in the main event, before delivering a vicious Spinebuster on the first-ever Undisputed Champion. (PHOTOS | WATCH) Jericho soon informed his partner Big Show that he would face the returning Superstar alone.
After Batista freed himself from the Walls of Jericho, he countered Jericho’s Codebreaker with a Batista Bomb for the main-event victory. Afterward, Big Show issued a challenge to The Animal for next week.
Intercontinental Champion John Morrison def. Mike Knox (Non-title) (PHOTOS | WATCH) With his Hell in a Cell challenger Dolph Ziggler joining the broadcast team (match preview), “The Guru of Greatness” overcame Mike Knox with Starship Pain. After the match, Morrison instigated a humiliating “Mr. Ziggles” chant from the WWE Universe.
WATCH: "The Palace of Wisdom"
Melina def. WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool (Non-title) (PHOTOS | WATCH) As Michelle was picking her fierce opponent up on her shoulder, Melina suddenly whipped herself and the Women’s Champion to the canvas with an aggressive primal scream for the decisive pin.
The Great Khali def. Kane (disqualification) (PHOTOS | WATCH) The Big Red Machine brought his match with The Punjabi Playboy to a quick and painful end, blasting him out of nowhere with the steel chair. Kane then placed Khali’s leg on the lower half of the steel steps and hurled the upper part of the metal structure onto his fallen adversary’s exposed appendage with relentless force. Khali was forced the leave on a stretcher.
The Hart Dynasty def. Cryme Tyme (PHOTOS | WATCH) While Natalya distracted the official amidst the chaotic culmination of a hard-fought match, the outside man David Hart Smith kicked JTG with a devastating boot, allowing the legal Superstar Tyson Kidd to finish the job and pick up the win.
Drew McIntyre continues his rampage (PHOTOS | WATCH) Though R-Truth was supposed to face Charlie Haas, Drew McIntyre emerged to reveal that he could not compete because of an “accident." He then surprised Haas with his brutal double-armed DDT.
WWE®’s Linda McMahon Resigns to Run for U.S. Senate
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TNA Wrestling has rehired Pat Kenney (aka Simon Diamond) and D'Lo Brown as backstage agents. Both men had served as agents in the past for TNA. They are both expected to start at this Sunday's "No Surrender" PPV in Orlando.
TNA cut B.G. James and Jim Cornette just a few days ago and both had been previously serving as agents in the company.
According to a report on The Sun website, Jim Cornette's contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling was terminated after throwing one temper tantrum too many. Reportedly, he caused a major scene at the most recent Impact television taping during an argument with head writer Vince Russo.
Cornette directed his anger toward the former WCW World Heavyweight Champion during a production meeting calling for more focus on Eric Young on television.
"Everyone was in a production meeting with Russo running down the show, but Cornette went nuts screaming 'why are we pushing Eric Young?'," according to The Sun's source. "Russo reacted calmly and said it wasn't a big deal, but Cornette wouldn't let it go and kept screaming about it, really causing a scene. He just wouldn't stop. Even after the meeting broke, Cornette was walking around complaining to everyone who would listen."
A few concerned co-workers went to management to voice their displeasure over their belief that Cornette had been acting unprofessionally. Apparently, this was "his latest refusal to be a pro," so the organization decided to release him from his contract.
Similarly, Cornette was released by World Wrestling Entertainment in July 2005 after slapping current WWE star Santino Marella for breaking character and laughing at The Boogeyman during a live Ohio Valley Wrestling show.
"This wasn't politics or anything to do with Jeff. It was purely a decision prompted by the same behaviour that got Jim fired in WWE," the source said.
The following statement was posted this afternoon on the Facebook page for Cornette's Collectibles:
"Thanks everyone for your kind words but, we are REALLY OK about all of this. Gives us more time to make QUALITY products for Cornette's Collectibles and devote our time to wrestling we actually enjoy being apart of."
TNA Impact 9/17/09 From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida Announcers: Taz and Mike Tenay
We start off tonight with a look back at the history between Homicide and Hernandez and how their friendship is apparently over after Homicide attacked Hernandez after joining the World Elite.
Mick Foley is walking in the back with his young bodyguards, or maybe they were his children. Kevin Nash was also walking into the Impact Zone earlier today.
Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley are still doing announcing work and Mike cannot believe they are still doing the announcing.
We see footage of the first round matches involving the participants in our first match.
Match Number One: Tara and Christy Hemme versus Angelina Love and Velvet Sky in a Women’s Tag Title Tournament Semifinal Match
Tara and Angelina start things off Tara swings at Velvet on the apron and that allows Angelina to attack her from behind. Angelina with a chop but Tara with a kick and punch followed by a chop. Tara pulls Angelina by the hair and lets go. She does it again and Angelina goes to the mat one more time. Christy tags in and Tara with a kick and then Tara helps Christy kick her. Christy with a kick to the back of the head but Angelina with a drop toe hold that sends Christy into the turnbuckles. Velvet tags in and tosses Christy by the hair a few times and Velvet gets a near fall. Angelina tags in and hits a drop kick for a near fall. Angelina with a forearm but then each pull the other down by the hair and both women are down. Velvet and Tara tag in and Tara with punches. Tara with a kick and a snap suplex and kip up. Tara screams before hitting the shimmy standing moonsault for a near fall. Tara with a slam and Christy tags in. Christy goes to the turnbuckles and hits the leg drop but Angelina breaks it up. Tara throws Angelina to the floor.
Madison comes to the ring with the spray and bag. Madison tries to spray Velvet but she accidentally sprays Christy and Velvet gets the three count with a rollup. Winners: Velvet Sky and Angelina Love
After the match, Madison has the bag and it says ‘I’m Sorry’ and we have a reunion.
Lauren is with D’Angelo Dinero. She asks Dinero about his issues with Suicide. He says that it is true that he has extended the opportunity to enlighten someone who has created his own land. He says that everyone is dealing with darkness. He says that Suicide has created his own living hell. He says that he will reach down and resurrect only to pimp slap him straight back to hell.
Suicide is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and we see footage of Dinero costing Suicide his match with Doug Williams in the tournament.
Match Number Two: D’Angelo Dinero versus Suicide
Suicide attacks Dinero as the bell rings and they fight to the floor. Dinero tries to send Suicide into the apron but Suicide counters. Suicide with a slingshot leg drop for a near fall. Dinero with an STO and a snap mare followed by a boot to the chest. Dinero with a slam or two followed by a pimp slap but Suicide with a chop. Dinero with a kick and uppercut. Dinero gets a near fall followed by a choke. Dinero with a knee but Suicide with a drop kick that sends Dinero into the turnbuckles. Suicide with another drop kick. Suicide with a fireman’s carry slam and then he goes up top but he lands on Dinero’s knees. Dinero with the running knees to the back for the three count. Winner: D’Angelo Dinero
Rhino is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and The World Elite are with Lauren. Kiyoshi takes the mic from Lauren and he interviews Eric. Eric says that what they did was for love for a brother. Eric says that Hernandez turned Homicide on Hernandez. Eric says that Hernandez wouldn’t have been in TNA if not for Homicide. Eric says that Hernandez got greedy and wanted to do things on his own. Eric says that Hernandez forced their hands. Eric talks about their match at World Elite. He says that he would never fight his own brother so he says that he will see Hernandez there, brother. Homicide takes the mic and he says that Hernandez died while he lived. He says they are not familia any more. Homicide says that Hernandez left the gang and he will destroy Hernandez.
Rhino is in the ring and he has something to say. Rhino says that he is not one for ego or one who looks for the spotlight. He says that he does not play politics and since he does not play politics, people jump ahead of him. He has seen people move ahead of him and he doesn’t say anything. Then TNA says to give Rhino a push so they can exploit him, his family, and his personal demons. Everyone moves ahead and then TNA gives him Jesse Neal. He says that he liked Jesse’s story and said that he wanted to train him. Rhino says that he stood by Jesse and then Jesse humiliated him in the ring. That is why he had to kick Jesse’s ass. Now Rhino turns his attention to Bobby Lashley. He tells Lashley that he knows he is undefeated in MMA, but this isn’t MMA, it is TNA. Rhino says that he will wrap a chair around Bobby’s head. Rhino talks about Dixie’s interview when she was with Bobby. Rhino wants to know when was the last time that Dixie talked to him. Rhino tells the sweetheart Dixie that his name is ‘The War Machine’ Rhino.
Team 3D’s music plays and Devon comes to the ring. Devon says it doesn’t sound like a guy who is mad or angry. It sounds like a guy who is crying like a little (word too icky for Spike). Devon says that he had to calm Bubba down in the back because he was not happy with what Rhino did to Jesse. Devon says that he told Ray that he would try to talk some sense into Rhino. It was not about politics. Rhino went to help Jesse and Rhino took advantage of him. Devon utters the ‘three letters’ and mentions that when Rhino came into that company, Team 3D was the part of Rhino while Rhino was like Jesse. Devon tells Rhino that they should go to the back and talk about old times. Devon offers his hand and Rhino shakes it, but Rhino says that if they are going to put TNA on top, it starts with him whipping Devon’s ass. Rhino attacks Devon and he sets for a GORE and Ray comes out and he attacks Rhino. Security and referees come out to separate them as we go to commercial.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see Hernandez being suckered into an attack by the World Elite.
Match Number Three: Sheik Abdul Bashir and Kiyoshi versus Hernandez in an Epsenhart Special
Kiyoshi and Bashir meet Hernandez as Hernandez enters the ring but Hernandez tosses Kiyoshi across the ring by his shirt. Hernandez with a back body drop to Bashir followed by a splash into the corner and a double hip toss. Hernandez sends Bashir out of the ring and Hernandez with a reverse Samoan drop. Bashir gets on the turnbuckles for a missile drop kick and Hernandez goes down. Bashir punches Hernandez and kicks him in the leg. Bashir punches Hernandez some more and then he hits a very delayed neck breaker. Kiyoshi goes up top and misses a moonsault by a few feet. Hernandez press slams Bashir and then hits a shoulder tackle on Kiyoshi followed by a POUNCE to Bashir. Hernandez with a border toss to Kiyoshi for the three count. Winner: Hernandez
After the match, Homicide comes to the ring and Hernandez grabs Homicide by the throat but Eric Young has a chair and he hits Hernandez from behind. Homicide punches Hernandez and then Homicide puts the briefcase on Hernandez’s throat and Young uses the chair on the case.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with ODB and she asks her about her women’s title match against Cody Deaner. Lauren asks if a Cody victory will affect what the women did for the division. ODB says that a man will not win the title because of what they have done. ODB says that the title is coming home on Sunday.
Match Number Four: Alyssa Flash versus Cody Deaner in a Lumberjack Match
Alyssa pushes Cody over the top rope to the floor and Cody squares off with Tara and Christy but Kong with a body block from behind. They all go after Cody. Cody falls victim to a double suplex from Roxxi and Bolt. Then Cody is sent into the ring post. Alyssa gets the three count. Winner: Alyssa Flash
After the match Tara and Kong battle while ODB waits for Deaner to make his way up the ramp. ODB hits Deaner with the flask and we go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Kevin Nash talking about being his valet. On a more serious note, Lauren asks Kevin about his match with Mick Foley and she wonders if an open casting call is a bad idea. Nash is busy looking a portfolios and he cannot answer Lauren’s questions. Nash tries to woo Lauren.
Jeremy is with Mick Foley and he asks Mick why Nash isn’t focused on their match. Mick says that Nash took his title, but he gave him a chance to return to the man he used to be. Mick says that he starts to take back TNA.
Match Number Four: Mick Foley versus Kevin Nash in a Legends Title Match
They lock up and Nash with a knee in the corner. Nash with punches followed by an elbow to the head. Foley punches Nash followed by a kick and a running knee lift. Foley punches Nash in the head. Foley with a running knee into the corner and it is time to bring out Mr. Socko. Nash throws Foley to the floor but Foley pulls Nash down but Nash sends Foley into the guardrail and Foley hits hard. Nash sends Foley into the ring steps and steals Foley’s sock. Nash sends Foley into the apron and the ring steps. They are back into the ring and Nash with a vintage elbow to the head in the corner. Nash chokes Foley in the ropes and punches Foley in the head.
Abyss’ music plays and he comes out with a barbed wire baseball bat. Abyss comes into the ring and the referee calls for the bell. Winner: Kevin Nash by disqualification
After the match, Abyss wants a hug but Foley turns his back to Abyss. Foley takes his barbed wire baseball bat and goes home. Foley tells Abyss not to follow him.
Lauren is in the back with Storm, Roode, and Team 3D and Ray says that it is an important match because for the past year, Storm and Roode along with Team 3D have been setting the standard for tag team wrestling. Ray says that tonight means everything because the winners get the advantage in the Lethal Lockdown match on Sunday. Ray says that Devon always had his back and tonight they have each other’s back. Roode infringes on Devon’s gimmick with a testify.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Lauren is with Chris and Chris says that he was trying to help Mick because who knows what Kevin would have done. Lauren tells Mick to give him some time before he confronts him. Abyss pulls his hair out and he looks for Foley.
Match Number Five: Scott Steiner and Brutus Magnus with Rob Terry, Doug Williams, and Booker T versus Robert Roode and Brother Ray with James Storm and Brother Devon in a Who Gets the Advantage in the Lethal Lockdown Match on Sunday Match
Steiner and Roode start things off and Steiner has some words for his tag team partner. Steiner with a leg take down and then he sends Roode into the turnbuckles. Steiner with a chop and forearm. Steiner with a shoulder tackle but Roode with an elbow and a leaping knee drop for a near fall. Magnus tags in but Roode with a clothesline. Ray tags in and they hit a double hip toss. Ray with a chop in the corner. We have more corners so there is time for more chops. Rey with a uranage for a near fall. Steiner hits Ray from behind and Magnus with a suplex for a near fall. Magnus punches Ray and then Steiner is tagged back in. Steiner kicks Ray away from his corner and Steiner chokes Ray in the corner. Steiner with the clothesline and time for the flex elbow drop. Magnus tags back in and he punches Ray. Steiner tags back in and he chops Ray but Ray with a punch to fight back. Steiner with a t-bone suplex for a near fall. Steiner misses a clothesline and Ray with a BubbaBomb and both men are down. Roode and Magnus tag in and Roode with a flying forearm and clothesline. Roode with a back body drop and then he hits a running clothesline into the corner. Roode with a clothesline of his own. Magnus with a boot but Roode with a spinebuster for a near fall. All four men are in the ring for a moment but then things get out of hand. Roode hits the Payoff but Terry distracts the referee and Williams hits Roode with the title belt and the three count. Winners: Brutus Magnus and Scott Steiner
Sarita and Taylor Wilde are in the back and they walk into commercial.
We are back and Bobby Lashley was found by TNA cameramen. Bobby says that he is going to knock his ass out.
We see highlights from the first round matches of the tournament involving the semifinalists.
Match Number Six: Awesome Kong and Raisha Saeed versus Sarita and Taylor Wilde in a Women’s Tag Title Tournament Semifinal Match
Kong and Wilde start things off and Wilde with kicks to the leg but Kong with a body block. Wilde with a kick to the head and the leg followed by forearms. Kong drops Wilde on the mat and then Saeed is tagged in. Kong hits a wheelbarrow slam using Saeed for a near fall. Sarita is tagged in and Sarita with an arm drag. Saeed with a side slam for a near fall. Saeed with a chop and Kong is tagged in. Kong chokes Sarita in the corner. Kong with a chop followed by an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Kong with a snap mare and sleeper. Kong tosses Sarita to the ground one more time before Saeed is tagged back in and she snap mares Sarita. Saeed with a snap suplex to Sarita for a near fall. Saeed with a slam but Sarita kicks Saeed away. Sarita sends Saeed into the corner and Wilde is tagged in. Wilde with a clothesline and drop kick followed by a head scissors and a rana for a near fall but Kong makes the save. Sarita with a drop kick to Kong. Kong sends Sarita to the apron and then to the floor. Saeed with a chop and a single leg sweep. Wilde with a German suplex and bridge for the three count. Winners: Taylor Wilde and Sarita
Lauren is with Taylor and Sarita at ringside to ask them about their victory. Taylor says that there is one more hurdle to jump before they make history. Sarita says something in Spanish and we go to commercial.
We are back and Kurt Angle is dressed to impress and he is with Jeremy Borash. Jeremy asks Kurt about his three opponents on Sunday. Kurt points out that he is the top guy and his opponents will have to put everything out there to become the champion. Kurt says that he is the very best. He says that you can love him or hate him, but you can never say that Kurt never gave his all in the ring. Kurt says that he has more pride than all of his opponents combined. Kurt says that he cannot and will not be defeated.
It is time to run through the card for the pay per view.
Lauren is now with A.J. Styles and make up free Sting. Lauren asks what will happen if they are in the ring together on Sunday. Sting says that they all want to be the best. Twenty years ago, Sting wanted to be the best and he wants to be the best on Sunday. Sting says that he might be A.J.’s teacher, but he is not going to let A.J. walk in the ring without putting up a fight. A.J. talks about how Sting kept A.J. from walking away from something he loves. A.J. says that Sunday will be his night.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Kurt Angle comes to the ring to join Taz and Tenay.
Match Number Seven: Samoa Joe versus Matt Morgan
Joe punches Matt as the bell rings. Joe with a running back elbow and an enzuigiri. Joe with more jabs to Matt and then he puts Morgan in the ropes and he chokes him. Joe with more punches followed by a chop. Joe runs into a boot from Morgan. Morgan with elbows in the corner and then he hits a splash into the corner. Morgan gets Joe up for a side slam but then he just drops Joe. Morgan stares at Angle and then he puts Joe in the ropes and hits a splash to the back and then goes to the floor. Matt with a near fall when he returns to the ring. Morgan suggests that it is time but Joe with kicks to the leg followed by a chop. Joe with a belly-to-back suplex but Matt is back up and Matt with a choke slam Morgan sets for the big boot because he slaps his knee but Joe goes to the floor. Joe goes to the floor and then Morgan is pulled out. Joe sends Morgan into the ring apron. Morgan punches Joe followed by a head butt. Joe sends Morgan into the announce table and Angle thinks that Morgan was going after him. Angle punches Morgan and the referee calls for the bell. Winner: Samoa Joe by disqualification
Daniels comes out of the back and he attacks Joe. Joe and Daniels continue to battle while security separates Morgan and Joe.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Morgan and Angle are still fighting because security cannot control these two men. Morgan and Angle fight onto the ramp and we have a giant rugby scrum. Security gives up and Angle with a kick and Angle slam through the video gamers announce table.
We go to credits wondering what happened with Joe and Daniels.
Chris Masters def. Santino Marella ECW Champion Christian def. Paul Burchill Dolph Ziggler def. Finlay
With “WWE Superstars” airing on WGN America just days after WWE Breaking Point, six Superstars from all three brands entered the ring with points to get across, and three of them delivered their messages with authority.
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Dolph Ziggler def. Finlay (PHOTOS | WATCH) Finlay may like to fight, but it seems like Dolph Ziggler likes to win just that much more. It wasn’t an easy victory by any means for the Hollywood, Fla., native, but he withstood The Belfast Brawler’s brutal punishment, and when the moment was right, set the wheels in motion. As the referee discarded of Finlay’s shillelagh that had inadvertently been kicked into the center of the ring, the No. 1 contender to the Intercontinental Title raked The Irishman’s eyes and nailed the Zig Zag for the pin. Hopefully, Intercontinental Champion John Morrison was watching from home, as he would do well to take note of the brash and controversial Superstar’s willingness to do anything to achieve victory – which will only increase exponentially with the gold on the line.
ECW Champion Christian def. Paul Burchill (PHOTOS | WATCH) Just days after Zack Ryder won a 10-man Battle Royal on ECW to become the No. 1 contender to Christian’s ECW Title, an impressive victory against Paul Burchill served as a message from the ECW Champion to the Long Island native watching intently at ring side. Though The Ripper took Captain Charisma to the limit, Christian turned the tide in his favor with a devastating tornado DDT and picked up the win after engaging the Killswitch. If Ryder wants to take Christian’s place as the king of the Land of the Extreme, he better bring his “A” game whenever these two meet, or unfortunately for him, there will be nothing to “Woo” about.
Chris Masters def. Santino Marella (PHOTOS | WATCH) Ever since returning to WWE, Chris Masters has proven himself a force to be reckoned with, and The Masterpiece further established that fact by putting Santino Marella out with the Master Lock. The braggadocios Italian Superstar was sorely mistaken when he thought he could stand toe-to-toe with Masters in the strength department and learned it in the hardest way possible. The Masterpiece didn’t take kindly to Marella trying to take him out with his own patented submission maneuver, and after breaking free of the former Intercontinental Champion’s poor imitation, locked his opponent up in the real deal to end the match.
- The "complete" playable roster for the upcoming WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 video game was announced during a countdown show on GameSpot.com yesterday. No word yet on unlockable characters or downloadable content, but here are the 57 characters that were announced:
WWE Superstars » Batista » Big Show » Carlito » Chavo Guerrero » Chris Jericho » Christian » CM Punk » Cody Rhodes » Dolph Ziggler » Edge » Evan Bourne » Ezekiel Jackson » Festus » Finlay » Goldust » Jack Swagger » Jeff Hardy » Jesse » John Bradshaw Layfield » John Cena » John Morrison » JTG » Kane » Kofi Kingston » Mark Henry » Matt Hardy » Mike Knox » Montel Vontavious Porter » Mr. Kennedy » Primo » Randy Orton » Rey Mysterio » R-Truth » Santino Marella » Shad » Shawn Michaels » Shelton Benjamin » Ted DiBiase » The Brian Kendrick » The Great Khali » The Miz » Tommy Dreamer » Triple H » Umaga » Vladimir Kozlov
WWE Divas » Beth Phoenix » Brie Bella » Eve » Gail Kim » Kelly Kelly » Maria » Maryse » Melina » Michelle McCool » Mickie James » Natalya » Nikki Bella
Superstars missing from the game are as follows: Abraham Washington, Alicia Fox, Charlie Haas, Chris Masters, Courtney Taylor, Curt Hawkins, David Hart Smith, DJ Gabriel, Hurricane Helms, Jamie Noble, Jillian Hall, Jimmy Wang Yang, Katie Lea Burchill, Kung Fu Naki, Layla, Paul Burchill, Rosa Mendes, Sheamus, Tiffany, Tyler Reks, Tyson Kidd, Yoshi Tatsu, Zack Ryder
Bill Goldberg will not be a part of the upcoming Hulk Hogan Tour of Australia, according to his Twitter: Zero plans to join Hogan's Tour.....The old man wants all the $ for himself. Plus, 3 reality shows on tap.
William Regal def. The Hurricane Yoshi Tatsu def. Zack Ryder Zack Ryder wins the 10-Man Battle Royal
HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada – Woo woo woo! There’s a new No. 1 contender in the Land of the Extreme – Zack Ryder. With a huge victory in Tuesday’s 10-Man Battle Royal on ECW on Syfy, Ryder earned his chance at Christian’s ECW Championship. You know it!
Zack Ryder wins a 10-Man Battle Royal (PHOTOS | WATCH) Zack Ryder earned his chance at ECW gold Tuesday night, besting nine other Extreme Superstars: Tommy Dreamer, Goldust, Tyler Reks, Yoshi Tatsu, Shelton Benjamin, Ezekiel Jackson, Vladimir Kozlov, Paul Burchill and Sheamus. One by one, Ryder watched as his opponents were tossed over the top rope, oftentimes merely staying out of harm’s way. But as the final four competitors faced off, Ryder eliminated Goldust to whittle his opponents down to two. Then, Dreamer assisted Kozlov over the ropes, leading to Ryder’s chance to capitalize on the situation. The ECW Original’s back was turned and Ryder tossed Dreamer over, becoming the new No. 1 contender to the ECW Championship.
With the Zack Pack in his corner, will Ryder become the next ECW Champion? When will he face Captain Charisma for the title?
William Regal def. The Hurricane (PHOTOS | WATCH) Two days after his WWE Breaking Point loss to ECW Champion Christian, an angry William Regal demanded a rematch. But ECW General Manager Tiffany denied The British Brawler and explained he wouldn’t compete in the main event 10-Man Battle Royal, either. (WATCH) The irate Regal took his frustrations out on his ECW on Syfy opponent, The Hurricane, and earned a victory after pulling the Knee Trembler.
Without warning, the masked Superstar’s rival, Paul Burchill, capitalized, brutally attacking him from behind. Later, during a locker room area interview with Savannah, Burchill explained he attacked The Hurricane for putting his sister, Katie Lea, in harm’s way the previous week. The Ripper also said he’s still determined to prove his theory that The Hurricane and Gregory Helms are the same person.
Will Burchill confirm his suspicions and get revenge on his nemesis? Or will The Hurricane finally put a stop to Burchill’s sinister actions in the Land of the Extreme?
Yoshi Tatsu def. Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH) Before winning Tuesday’s 10-Man Battle Royal, Zack Ryder’s night wasn’t exactly an easy ride to No. 1 contendership. The cocky Long Islander rudely interrupted Yoshi Tatsu’s English lesson with Goldust, calling him a loser. (WATCH) But the Japanese newcomer got the last laugh during their match. Always staying one step ahead of his opponent, Tatsu impressively earned a victory over the soon-to-be No. 1 contender after hitting him with a high kick to the head.
Because the Smackdown roster has undergone a sudden depletion of star power with Edge being out for an extended period of time due to injury, Rey Mysterio being suspended, and Jeff Hardy leaving the company, WWE made the decision to bring Batista over to Friday nights to add some star power to the show.
As reported, Ric Flair will be wrestling on the 'Hulkamania - Let the Battle Begin' Tour of Australia. Flair has signed a three-year deal with Hogan's promotion, and will be the main opponent for Hogan on the tour.
This deal also includes plans for a joint Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair reality show to be shot during the tour.
According to Dave Meltzer, the promotion has contacted Jeff Hardy to work the tour. The idea is that Hogan/Flair would be one main event for older fans while someone like Hardy would be in the other main event for the current wrestling audience.
The plan for the promotion will be to run regular international tours. This has been an idea of Hogan and Eric Bischoff for years. With Hogan and Flair going through expensive divorces, it apparently became a lot easier for them to commit to this project.
On G4's X-Play today they covered the upcoming Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 video game. Even interviewing some superstars. Most notably Matt Hardy where he takes a small stab at Triple H. He was asked what kind of story he's going to create in the new story creator feature. He said that he'd have his character marry the boss' daughter so he could have full control of the show, and make it the best show possible. He doesn't partically say that he'd push him self to the top, like many think Triple H has. But I think it's worth something.
Ric Flair returning to the ring to face Hulk Hogan
A source close to Ric Flair confirmed this afternoon that Ric Flair is indeed going to work the Hulkamania Australian tour and yes, he will be wrestling Hulk Hogan.
The story originally broke last week that Flair was in negotiations to work the tour. The November matches will be the first official Flair wrestling matches since his Wrestlemania 24 retirement match against Shawn Michaels.
Eric Bischoff is traveling to Australia this week to do promotional work for the four day tour, titled “Hulkamania – Let the Battle Begin.”
According to a post on his Twitter page, Ken "Mr. Kennedy" Anderson has noted that he, along with former WWE stars Val Venis and Umaga, will be working the upcoming "Hulkamania" tour in Australia which will be headlined by Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan.
Additionally, former WWE star Shannon Moore has noted on his Twitter page that he will also be working the "Hulkamania" tour this November.
Jeff Hardy's first court date following his arrest on Friday is currently scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th. North Carolina court records show Hardy is officially faced with three separate charges.
The hearing on 9/30 is the initial step in the legal process. The court will read the charges against Hardy, who will enter his plea. Depending on his plea, a potential trial to evaluate evidence and reach a verdict will then be scheduled for a later date.
Hardy's three separate charges are officially listed as:
- Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia - Felony possession of cocaine and Felony maintaining a dwelling for drug use and possible distribution - Felony drug trafficking of opium and two counts of Felony possession with intent to redistribute a Schedule III drug.
The Miz & Jack Swagger def. United States Champion Kofi Kingston & Primo Alicia Fox def. Gail Kim Shawn Michaels vs. Ted DiBiase (no contest) Evan Bourne & Hornswoggle def. Chavo Guerrero & Carlito Trish Stratus, MVP & Mark Henry def. Beth Phoenix & Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show Batista def. Randy Orton
TORONTO - A lot can happen, and often does, in between one sunrise and the next. A mere 24 hours earlier, for example, Randy Orton strode atop the globe, preening and coveting his precious WWE Championship. By the following day, however, when Raw rolled into The Great White North, not only had the sun set on The Viper's reign, Orton would also find himself hunted by a SmackDown-bound Animal in search of revenge.
Bastista def. Randy Orton in a No Holds Barred Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) After months of arduous rehab, Batista seemed eager to shake off any ring rust that may have accumulated by testing himself in the squared circle against one of WWE’s most imposing Superstars, Randy Orton, in a No Holds Barred Match. The Animal, in his last match on Raw before heading to SmackDown, appeared to be operating at full capacity when he met face-to-face with the man who put him on the shelf for months. Batista’s trademark aggression was put on view against Orton, who seemed dazed by the offensive.
In fact, The Viper appeared so baffled that he slithered from the ring and headed toward the exit ramp. His exodus, however, would prove premature. Blocking Orton’s escape stood WWE Champion John Cena, who had claimed the WWE Title from Orton less than 24 hours earlier. Cena corralled Orton back into the waiting arms of The Animal, who swiftly crushed Orton and left him lying prone in the ring.
Trish Stratus, MVP & Mark Henry def. Beth Phoenix & Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show (PHOTOS | WATCH) Trish Stratus’s handpicked partner wasn’t the only surprise tonight. Raw’s guest host announced that she would team with MVP against Beth Phoenix & Chris Jericho. As the match got underway, however, Jericho’s fellow Unified Tag Team Champion Big Show reared his shiny head and interfered in the match.
The distraction provoked Stratus to announce that the match would not end on such a dastardly note. Instead, Stratus informed the audience that a six-person bout was taking place that moment: Stratus, MVP & Mark Henry vs. Phoenix, Jericho & Show.
Stratus proved that since her retirement, she’s hardly lost a step. The seven-time Women’s Champion overcame the significant strength and size of The Glamazon to lead her team to victory.
After the match, it was announced that, next week, Raw's guest host will be a little less Diva and a lot more down. Monday night, the WWE Universe welcomes actor and funny man Cedric the Entertainer.
Evan Bourne & Hornswoggle def. Chavo Guerrero & Carlito (PHOTOS | WATCH) It’s not easy being Chavo Guerrero. Week after week, the self-styled “Mexican Warrior” finds himself on the, um, short end of the stick when it comes to his matches with Hornswoggle. Unfortunately for Chavo, this week proved to be another soggy nacho when he teamed up with Carlito to tackle the leprechaun & Evan Bourne. With Rosa Mendes watching at ringside in Carlito’s corner, Hornswoggle managed to outsmart Chavo once again, prompting Guerrero to cryptically announce, “I give up.”
Shawn Michaels vs. Ted DiBiase ended in a no contest (PHOTOS | WATCH | MORE DX) One night after the biggest win of his young career, Ted DiBiase prepared to prove that The Legacy’s upset victory over DX was far from a fluke. He competed against The Showstopper, Shawn Michaels, who hadn’t competed in a singles match on Raw in more than six months.
As their respective partners, Cody Rhodes and Triple H, eyed the action, DiBiase and Michaels unleashed their significant animus on one another. So passionate dripped the hatred, that Rhodes and The Game could no longer sit idle. In short order, the four Superstars were each swinging at their opponents until referees were compelled to stop the carnage.
The disdain each team feels for one another will be on full display in mere weeks when the four compete inside the unforgiving confines of Satan’s Structure at WWE Hell in a Cell.
Alicia Fox def. Gail Kim (PHOTOS | WATCH) With Divas Champion Mickie James looking on, Divas Alicia Fox and Gail Kim faced off for the opportunity to challenge Mickie for the title. While Kim’s electrifying acrobatics were on full display, it was Fox who would leverage her size advantage to notch the victory and become the No. 1 contender for the gold.
The Miz & Jack Swagger def. United States Champion Kofi Kingston & Primo (PHOTOS | WATCH) The Miz isn’t exactly the epitome of sportsmanship. Even by Miz standards, as low as they are, his actions during the tag team match pitting himself & Jack Swagger against United States Champion Kofi Kingston & Primo proved despicable. With the bout underway, Miz, who had failed in his bid to claim the U.S. Title the night prior at WWE Breaking Point, snatched up the title and ran off. The shocking larceny distracted Kingston long enough to allow “The All-American American” to capitalize for the win.
Raw guest host Trish Stratus announced WWE Champion John Cena vs. Randy Orton in a Hell in a Cell Match at WWE Hell in a Cell Hometown favorite and WWE Diva of the Decade, Trish Stratus, thanked the Toronto faithful for their rousing welcome and also showed them the love right back. The brunette beauty announced that Randy Orton will get an opportunity to reclaim the WWE Championship from John Cena in a Hell in a Cell Match in three weeks at WWE Hell in a Cell.
Batista tricked Orton; announced move to SmackDown, No Holds Barred Match for Raw (PHOTOS | WATCH) The Animal is back! While no stranger to injuries – the five-time World Champion has suffered through excruciating tears in his biceps, triceps and hamstrings – Batista appeared in the ring showing evidence of his latest wound, his arm cradled in a sling. Running through his list of injuries and impressive career accomplishments, Batista informed the WWE Universe that he was prepared to hang up his boots.
Perhaps sensing weakness, Randy Orton, the man responsible for The Animal’s most recent physical crisis, confronted Batista, taunting him for “quitting.” The tables, however, would soon be turned.
As The Viper hissed insults toward Batista, The Animal smiled and shed his sling to reveal that he was actually healthy. After serving up a well-deserved pounding to Orton, Batista then made two announcements: 1) He will be moving to Smackdown, and 2) Thanks to Raw guest host Trish Stratus, he will face down Orton in a No Holds Barred Match.
ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Kurt Angle, Pittsburgh's Olympic gold medalist and professional wrestling champion, was found not guilty of harassment and other charges were dropped on Tuesday stemming from the alleged stalking of his ex-live-in girlfriend.
Angle, 40, was arrested last month, shortly after Trenesha Biggers, 26, got a protection from abuse order against him in Moon Township and had police officers remove him from his house. Biggers did not comment as she left district court on Tuesday, but Angle and his lawyer answered media questions for about two minutes.
The arrest happened in Robinson Township, where police said Biggers claimed Angle was stalking and harassing her by driving around the parking lot while she was at Starbucks Coffee in Robinson Towne Center.
District Judge Carla Swearingen cleared Angle on the harassment charge related to the PFA order, and Angle is living at home again while Biggers has moved out.
Dismissed by the judge were charges of driving with a suspended license -- stemming from Angle's refusal of a breath test on an unrelated DUI charge that he beat at trial in 2007 -- and drug possession related to two vials of human growth hormone in Angle's car at the time of his arrest last month. Angle said he has a prescription for HGH and uses it for an ongoing condition related to previous neck injuries from wrestling.
Angle holds the heavyweight championship belt for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Biggers is also a wrestler and works infrequently for TNA under the name "Rhaka Khan."
In an exclusive interview days after his arrest, Angle told WTAE Channel 4's Michelle Wright that he was going to a hotel near the Starbucks after police made him leave his house and Biggers just happened to be there at the same time. Breaking into tears, he said spending nine hours in the Allegheny County Jail was the lowest point of his life.
Angle became emotional again on Tuesday as he spoke to reporters outside the courtroom, saying he opened his home to Biggers and his generosity was taken advantage of.
"I will continue to live my life by the law, as I always have," Angle said.
A separate hearing will be held next month in Moon on the PFA and a simple assault charge that was filed to obtain the protection order.
Angle has said that he never physically harmed Biggers and doesn't know why she filed for a PFA order against him.
A source close to Ric Flair has confirmed that Flair will be working the ‘Hulkamania - Let the Battle Begin' Tour of Australia. This would be Flair's first match since his WrestleMania 24 match with Shawn Michaels. Eric Bischoff will be traveling to Australia this week to do promotional work for the group. This is interesting because Flair and Bischoff do not get along unless they've worked things out.
Names scheduled for the tour include Diamond Dallas Page, Ken Anderson, Charles "Godfather" Wright, Sean Morley and Lacey Von Erich. Due to their relationship with Hogan, it is expected that Brutus Beefcake and The Nasty Boys will be a part of the tour as well.
- Sheamus defeated Jamie Noble prior to RAW going live tonight. Sheamus cut a pre-match promo about being ECW's top superstar and then challenged any Raw star to a match.
After Raw went off the air, Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes jumped Batista. John Cena then attacked Legacy.
Legacy and Orton got the better of Cena and Orton until DX ran down to the ring and made the save. Orton then took a beating from Michaels, Hunter, Cena, and Batista to wrap up the taping and send everyone home happy.
Former WWE superstar Jeff Hardy is thanking fans for their support in the wake of his Friday arrest for drug trafficking. Hardy wrote a message on Twitter on Monday morning stating, "Thanks for your undying support-Love u guys!" He also encouraged his followers to add a "Twibbon" to their avatars, which is a small icon that allows Twitter users to show support for a particular cause. The description of Jeff Hardy's Twibbon icon reads, "To show Jeff Hardy that we all support him and love him no matter what. That we as fans stand beside him thru everything! If you are a Twitter user, visit Twibbon.com to add a Jeff Hardy Twibbon to your profile.
John Cena def. Randy Orton ("I Quit" Match - New WWE Champion) World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk def. Undertaker (Submission Match) Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase def. D-Generation X (Submissions Count Anywhere Match) Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show def. Mark Henry & Montel Vontavious Porter ECW Champion Christian def. William Regal United States Champion Kofi Kingston def. The Miz Kane def. The Great Khali (Singapore Cane Match)
WWE released a few developmental wrestlers over the weekend including Fletcher Chase (Jason Garrison), Troy Jackman (Ian Richardson) and Aiden Frost (Jason Riggs).
Garrison was signed late last year following John Laurinaitis' visit to Ohio Valley Wrestling. Under the name Fletcher Chase, Garrison played a "book smart" heel. His speaking skills were said to be more advanced than his in-ring work.
Richardson is a former football player who was never able to project a distinct personality in Florida Championship Wrestling.
In Riggs' case, not too many wrestlers get second chances in developmental. He was released in the fall of 2006 but managed to get a second opportunity with the company following a successful tryout at FCW. Unfortunately, he came up short in reaching his dream again. As a result, he has announced his retirement from the industry. His MySpace page currently reads: "I officially retire from sports entertainment."
In addition to the aforementioned three, sources say a few more cuts in developmental were made. Some names are circulating, but they have yet to be confirmed as accurate.
FayObserver.com spoke with Moore County Police Department officials who explained that they searched the home of Jeff Hardy based on a tip that they received from someone. Following an investigation of the tip, Chief Deputy Neil Godfry said that a search warrant was then obtained.
Hardy’s arrest is being picked up by most major media outlets and there’s quite a buzz about it in North Carolina.
Former TNA Knockout Jenna Morasca recerntly spoke out about her release from the company in an interview with The UK Sun. During the interview, Morasca noted that she was fired from TNA the night before her boyfriend was scheduled for surgery. She also says that she's been in talks with WWE. Morasca said the following: "The surgery was on the Tuesday and it was the first time I had ever asked TNA for time off. I really had to be home to take care of him. They called my agent on Monday night — when they knew full well the surgery was on Tuesday — and told him that I was fired. I thought the timing was really cruel and insensitive. Considering we weren't doing a taping for another three weeks, why couldn't they have waited a few more days?"
The current TNA tag team champion Booker T says he’s missing one singles match against WWE star Shawn Michaels from his career resume, but he doesn’t expect that the match will happen. Booker said in an interview that he needs to “test himself” against Michaels, who he says he’s never wrestled in a singles match.
“The only guy I haven’t wrestled in the ring one on one is Shawn Michaels. He’s the only talent I feel I need to test myself against,” Booker told the Daily Citizen (Ga.) to promote this weekend’s TNA house shows in Georgia. “That’s the one match that hasn’t happened yet — it may never happen — but that’s the one guy.”
Booker also talked about his role in TNA. He said he’s not concerned about elevating his career because he feels everyone knows who he is. He said his concern is elevating the younger stars. Booker’s recent TV storylines have included a feud with AJ Styles over the made-up Legends Title and a tag team feud with Scott Steiner against Beer Money. Booker says he wants to take them to the next level.
“For me at this stage of my game, I don’t have to do anything for me,” Booker said. “It’s about me trying to bring these guys to another level. My fans follow me all over the world. They know me wherever I go. So it’s not about me. It’s trying to help these guys get to another position.”
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
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