As seen last night on WWE's "Decade of SmackDown" broadcast, former Smackdown General Manager Vickie Guerrero announced she would be returning to WWE to manage her new newly-signed boyfriend, Eric Escobar. Her profile has been added back to the Smackdown roster section.
Speaking of Escobar, he is a former FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion and has been working non-televised matches for numerous months. Prior to his call-up to the main roster this week, he was in developmental for an astonishing four years, which may be a record. Most wrestlers last no more than two years before they are either called up or released, but he managed to stay put since September 2005. It should also be noted that he could have been called up as early as 2006 as he worked ECW's short-lived house show tour.
In the latest update on Jeff Hardy’s problems, he will have another hearing on November 4th which will be a probable cause hearing before the Moore County Criminal District Court in Carthage, NC. This hearing will determine if a crime has been committed and if the defendant, Jeff, probably committed it. If it’s determined that Jeff likely did commit the crime, the case will then be passed on to a grand jury, who would review the evidence and decide whether or not to criminally indict Jeff on all the charges he was arrested for last month.
If Hardy is indicted, he will be transferred to Superior Court to be tried unless he takes a plea bargain that the prosecution may offer him.
In an interview with The Sun, Ted DiBiase says he would like to headline a future WrestleMania against Randy Orton. However, DiBiase said he "couldn't predict the future" on whether his dream come true.
The two third generation grapplers had a match back in July when "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase hosted an episode of Raw and booked his son in a match against Orton. DiBiase hinted he wouldn't mind facing Orton again.
"When Randy and I had the match, that was a really good reaction. I think people wanted to see Randy get his butt whipped," DiBiase said. "Headlining a WrestleMania with Randy Orton would not a bad deal. Whether we love or hate each other, are with each other or against each other, that would be a dream come true."
Backstage heat on Matt Hardy over Twitter comment?
Matt Hardy claimed that the Twitter post he made on Tuesday night (“being punished because of someone else’s sins”) was done to fool reporters on the Internet. Hardy said on his MySpace page that he was upset because, at dinner after the show, some of the guys shorted the server on the tip and he ended up making sure the tip was satisfactory.
Dave Meltzer is reporting that, according to two different sources, there are many people who are not happy with him right now for making the post - whether it was a joke or not. with one outright saying they were extremely skeptical of his side of the story. The other source noted that they didn't believe his story and thought it was a cover-up.
In the latest twist in the Lacey Von Erich/Angelina Love controversy, the TNA newcomer is apparently backpedaling on some comments she made regarding the founding member of "The Beautiful People" in an interview published today in the Miami Herald. Von Erich has taken the situation to Twitter, writing the following on her account:
"I hope everyone enjoyed the show last night! Angelina Love was amazing in the beautiful people and I hope I do it justice! P.S. Don't believe rumors! I think Angelina will be missed in TNA and hope we can work together someday!"
It is unclear how her comments regarding Love can be considered "rumors" considering they were direct quotes from her for an article in a respected newspaper. If she is to be believed, the quotes made about Love were fabricated by the author of the Miami Herald article, Scott Fishman. Although it should be noted that there are several other quotes from Von Erich in the piece which definitely don't appear to be fabricated.
Von Erich was reportedly ordered by management to personally contact Love and apologize for her disparaging remark.
Lacey Von Erich, the newest member of the TNA roster, feels Angelina Love wasn't a good fit in "The Beautiful People" group. The third generation wrestle replaced Love as a member of the group on last night's episode of Impact.
"I feel like it was made for me, and she [Angelina] wasn't a good fit for it in my opinion," Von Erich told the Miami Herald. "I thought that everybody was going to be, `Oh no. Angelina is gone,' but not one person said that. Nobody really missed her that much. I feel like I can fill the shoes that I'm supposed to."
People in TNA have been telling her that the role in the group was made for her. "TNA told me this role was made for me, and I feel the same way," she said. So when I met the other members, Velvet and Madison ... we all just felt like we were one group, and the band was completed."
Von Erich aslso added that she had not heard good things about Love before joining the organization. "I've never met Angelina before in my life," she said. "After what some people have said, I don't know if I want to."
Elsewhere in the interview, Von Erich talks candidly about her tragic family, saying she blocked wrestling out of her mind after two of her uncles, Michael and Chris, as well as her dad, committed suicide working in the industry. However, a phone call from her uncle Kevin, the only living Von Erich brother, changed her thinking in 2007.
"He told me Vince McMahon was trying to contact me," she said. "I asked for what, and he said, `He wants you to be a wrestler. He wants you to be a diva.' I said, `What the heck is a diva?"
"I start watching the show, and I call Vince. I told him I'd check it out. He flew me out, and I went backstage at one of their Monday Night Raw events. I smelt the Bengay, and I saw the guys putting tape on like daddy did. I was just like, `Wow. This is where I want to be. It just feels right. It just feels like home."
Von Erich also feels people should cut her some slack for walking into the business considering she's gone through so much.
"I know it seems like, `Oh my god. This girl is just walking into the business and some girls just work their @#% off.' I've sacrificed so much just to get a little bit of happiness in my life," she said. "With my dad dieing, my uncles and my granddad, the tragedy I had to go through, I feel like I deserve a break, and that's where I stand on that."
It now appears that Sting is NOT expected to be retiring from pro wrestling following the Bound For Glory PPV. In fact, it's being rumored at this point that Sting may have signed on for an additional six months with TNA, and has proposed the idea of working a farewell tour that would lead to his retirement sometime next year.
It's also being reported that TNA really wants to bring Ric Flair into the company to work Sting's retirement tour, however, out of loyalty to Vince McMahon and WWE, Flair has turned down numerous offers made to him by TNA.
The Miami Herald has an interview up with TNA Knockout Velvet Sky. Here are some of the highlights:
On the success of the Knockouts division in TNA: "We've proved ourselves enough to the fans that they tune-in specifically to watch our matches. If you look around at the TNA Knockouts, each one is different. We're all different shapes, heights, sizes, races, hair colors. Each one has a different look. Each one has a different in-ring style. No one looks the same, wrestles the same, moves the same, talks the same. We have variety here in TNA. Elsewhere everyone looks the same, and everyone does the same thing."
On the Knockouts Title match at Bound For Glory in 2007: "When I came to TNA in 2007 and judging by the group of girls TNA brought in for the pay-per-view, I knew immediately we were going to be taken seriously, and we weren't going to be doing bra and panties matches or pudding, jello and whatever else was being done [in WWE]. All the girls have worked so hard in TNA. We have a good group. When the Knockouts division started, we had six or seven girls, and we've grown. In two years, there's 15, 16, 17 of us. We really worked so hard to get to where we are now -- with that many girls and a women's title and now tag team titles, too."
On the sudden departure of Angelina Love from TNA: "It came out of the blue. We did three TV tapings. She was supposed to go to [TNA's] Germany tour. The travel was booked, and the pay-per-view match was booked. It was supposed to be her and I against Sarita and Taylor Wilde. A week and a half after we finished the TV tapings is when I got the phone call, saying this is what happened. `Oh my God.' TNA reassured me that Madison and I were going to keep the group going. They weren't going to let the group die. They said we all worked so hard, and we were so good in that group. So we were excited about that. Angelina told both of us to keep it going strong. She said, `Don't let anyone or anything ruin what we built.' We won't let anyone or anything ruin what we've work so hard to build. It's not going to happen. Not on my time. That's real. I mean that."
Bobby Lashley, former WWE Champion and current MMA heavyweight prospect, is currently negotiating a deal with Strikeforce, an MMA promotion based out of San Jose.
Lashley is currently sporting a professional MMA record of 4-0, and is coming off a big victory over MMA veteran Bob Sapp this past June. Talks between Lashley and Strikeforce have been heating up in recent weeks and if a deal is made, Lashley may make his Strikeforce debut on November 7th when Strikeforce makes their debut on network television, CBS. As of press time, a deal has not been signed but a deal is highly expected.
Batista def. Kane Dolph Ziggler & The Miz def. Intercontinental Champion John Morrison & United States Champion Kofi Kingston WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool def. Melina (Divas Lumberjack Match) WWE Champion John Cena, Undertaker & DX def. World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, Randy Orton & The Legacy (Eight-Man Tag Team Match)
BOSTON – On an historic edition of SmackDown, WWE celebrated a decade of bringing entertainment to millions of fans around the world. The night culminated in an epic Eight-Man Tag Team Match, featuring a thunderous Tombstone from Undertaker to Randy Orton.
Relive the historic night with WWE.com’s comprehensive collection of PHOTOS and VIDEOS.
WWE Champion John Cena, Undertaker & DX def. World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, Randy Orton & The Legacy (Eight-Man Tag Team Match) (PHOTOS | WATCH) In the biggest Eight-Man Tag Team Match in SmackDown history, Superstars from both SmackDown and Raw battled for bragging rights on one of the biggest nights in WWE. After a hard-fought war, it was Undertaker who reigned supreme for his team when he crushed Randy Orton with a devastating Tombstone. The brutal end begs the question – what kind of condition will The Viper be in on Sunday when he takes on WWE Champion John Cena in Hell in a Cell? (Preview)
The Rock Says So! (WATCH) In a colorful address to the WWE Universe, The Rock offered his unique take on the past, present and future of SmackDown, as well as Hell in a Cell. “The Great One” even hinted at guest-hosting Raw.
Superstar party (PHOTOS) Backstage, a slew of Superstars celebrated the momentous occasion at a Superstar-studded party. In addition to members of the current SmackDown roster, WWE Hall of Famers Sgt. Slaughter, The Iron Sheik and Howard Finkel joined the party. “The Voice of ECW” Joey Styles even got in on the action.
Watch the celebration: Part One | Two | Three | Four
Excuse me! Vickie Guerrero is back! (WATCH) Former SmackDown GM Vickie Guerrero was in attendance for the party and announced major news – she will be managing her boyfriend and newly-signed SmackDown Superstar Eric Escobar.
WATCH: Eddie Guerrero tribute
Batista def. Kane (PHOTOS | WATCH) In the night’s opening bout, Batista battled Kane. As the two powerhouses mixed it up in the corner, it was a thunderous Batista Bomb that toppled the 300-pound Big Red Monster and abruptly ended the match. At Hell in a Cell, The Animal must face an even bigger force when he teams with Rey Mysterio to take on Unified Tag Team Champion Big Show & Chris Jericho. (Preview)
Dolph Ziggler & The Miz def. Intercontinental Champion John Morrison & United States Champion Kofi Kingston (PHOTOS | WATCH) There was no love lost in this encounter pitting Hell in the Cell opponents against each other, as well as former tag team partners and co-hosts of “The Dirt Sheet.” In the end, it was the young Dolph Ziggler who shined when he dropped Intercontinental Champion John Morrison with the Zig Zag. Can Ziggler do the same when he faces The Guru of Greatness at Hell in a Cell? (Preview)
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool def. Melina (Divas Lumberjack Match) (WATCH | PHOTOS) With a crew of sexy, smart and powerful Lumberjacks surrounding the ring, Women’s Champion Michelle McCool defended her gold against Melina. In the end, it was an attack from Beth Phoenix to Melina which enabled McCool to get Melina in her clutches and dispatch her with a Faithbreaker. Friday Night Smackdown - 10th Anniversary Special 02.10.09
*Mick and Abyss In Ring Promo. Abyss comes out through the Impact opening pyro and demands answers from Mick Foley. Foley comes out with 3 members of TNA Security and basically calls Abyss a sham and a wannabe Mick. Foley hits him with a copy of the Tweet and Tweek picture. Abyss attacks security and then chases Mick up the tunnel.
*Amazing Red wins a Ladder match over Bashir, Kiyoshi, Creed, and Lethal for an X Division Title Shot
*Kevin Nash over Dr. Stevie in a Squash
*Battle of Playboy Bunnies: Christy Hemme wins with rollup over Traci Brooks. Post-match Traci beats down Christy.
*ODB over Awesome Kong after interference by Tara who was on commentary. Post match ODB and Tara go at it and Kong hits them both with Implant Busters.
*Hernandez vs. Kurt ended up a double countout. Post-match beat down on both by World Elite and they took them to the back where the Mafia made the save.
*The Beautiful People come out and blame Angelina for them being mean, claiming now that she is gone they will show everyone all their true colors and apologize and want to start fresh and call out Sarita and Taylor to wish them luck in their rematch at BFG. The champs come out and shake hands then get attacked by the Beautiful People. When the champs gets the upper hand Lacey Von Erich comes out and debuts as a new member of the Beautiful People.
*Matt organ vs. Eric Young went to a No Contest when someone dressed as Abys Morgan with a chair. That person turned out to be Kurt Angle. The M.E.M. runs down and beat down on Eric Young and the World Elite charges the ring and yet another TNA riot breaks out (it never leaves the ring) and security is having a really hard time breaking this one up.
*Team 3D and Bobby Lashley over The British Invasion and Rhyno when Lashley makes Doug Williams tap to what looked like a Dragon Sleeper. Joe jumps Lashley as he goes up the ramp and puts him in a rear naked choke.
*Christopher Daniels over Jethro Holiday after a BME.
-- Booker T's reputation among those in the TNA locker room isn't particularly good at the moment. According to a report on www.pwtorch.com, the Main Event Mafia member is widely regarded as the most selfish wrestler in the TNA locker room — a sharp contrast from his wife Sharmell. Many are observing closely to see if TNA president Dixie Carter follows through on what she's been saying about cutting ties with individuals who don't support the company's newfound youth movement.
Shad def. Tyson Kidd Sheamus def. Tyler Reks United States Champion Kofi Kingston def. The Miz
With “WWE Superstars” airing on WGN America just days before Hell in a Cell, Superstars from all three brands battled it out, including two combatants in Sunday’s United States Championship Match.
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United States Champion Kofi Kingston def. The Miz (PHOTOS | WATCH) Over the past several weeks, The Miz and Jack Swagger have both made the United States Champion’s life a nightmare, but on “WWE Superstars,” Kingston gained some momentum heading into Hell in a Cell with a win over The Miz. After controlling the early part of the match, Kofi looked to be in dire straits when the self-proclaimed “Chick Magnet” started focusing on one of Kingston’s legs, taking out a key dimension of the champion’s offense. However, just when it all looked to be over for Kofi, he mustered up everything he had, nailing The Miz with Trouble in Paradise and picking up the pin.
Unfortunately, the momentum Kingston sought to gain was plucked away from him when Jack Swagger decimated the champion and The Miz during Kofi’s celebration. In the end, both Kingston and the self-proclaimed “Chick Magnet” laid incapacitated thanks to a vicious kick and a gutwrench powerbomb respectively, leaving Swagger standing tall and holding Kingston’s title high above his head. With the way things have been going between these three, who will walk out of Hell in a Cell United States Champion is anybody’s guess.
Sheamus def. Tyler Reks (PHOTOS | WATCH) Only two days after The Celtic Warrior punished Shelton Benjamin prior to his match on ECW on Scyfy, Sheamus turned his focus on another opponent and successfully defeated Tyler Reks in one-on-one action. Countering the extreme athlete’s speed and agility, the son of the Eire used his power to ground Reks and control much of the match. In the end, when it looked like the California native was mounting a comeback, The Celtic Warrior caught him off-guard with a devastating punt kick to the face and covered his opponent for the three-count.
Shad def. Tyson Kidd (PHOTOS | WATCH) Certainly not strangers to each other in any way, Shad and Tyson Kidd faced off in a classic size-versus-speed match-up with the Brooklyn native picking up the win.
Cryme Tyme and The Hart Dynasty have gone back and forth against each other in several different battles over the past few months, with the scales not tipping significantly in either direction. Smartly, Kidd focused on his opponent’s leg throughout the match, leaving Shad prone to the student of the Hart Dungeon’s technical and speedy maneuvers. However, the powerhouse of Cryme Tyme capitalized on one miscue by his opponent, slamming him down to the mat with a devastating reverse Russian legsweep for the win. One thing is for sure, things are far from over between The Brooklyn Boys and The Hart Dynasty.
Matt Hardy posted the following on his MySpace blog:
They Prove Me Right Again
Last night, since almost every WWE personality was in Boston for The Decade Of Smackdown show, we all went out to eat after the show last night. A huge tab ended up being comped, which was very cool. Everyone was gonna leave generous tips because the meal was free obviously, and we wanted to take care of our servers. I was one of the last ones to leave, and was figuring up the tip. The tip wasn't as good as I would have liked it to have been from a couple of the guys. So I left an extremely large tip at the end before leaving. I joked and said it was a sin that I had to pay for other people's mistakes and cheapness. I bet a couple of my closest WWE friends that if I posted a tweet rephrasing the situation as "I am exhausted from being punished because of someone else's sins", that the wrestling media would pick up that comment and run with it as something completely different. Low and behold, almost every site did. It's not surprising that I won the bet, it's exactly what I anticipated happening. Just another example of how they're looking for any comment they can to translate however into hits for their site and reader views. So take it from me, don't believe everything you read-fact is rarely separated from fiction when it comes to any branch of the "media entertainment market."
Shelton Benjamin def. Paul Burchill ECW Champion Christian, Yoshi Tatsu, Tommy Dreamer & Goldust def. Zack Ryder, William Regal, Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov
BOSTON – As interim General Manager of ECW, William Regal aimed to make ECW Champion Christian’s Tuesday night an evening he wouldn’t want to remember. Instead, The British Brawler himself ended up having a night he wouldn’t soon forget.
ECW Champion Christian, Yoshi Tatsu, Tommy Dreamer & Goldust def. Zack Ryder, William Regal, Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov (PHOTOS | WATCH) In the absence of ECW General Manager Tiffany, none other than William Regal filled in for the injured Diva. As interim General Manager, The British Brawler seized his power to change the ECW on Syfy main event from ECW Champion Christian vs. Zack Ryder to a 4-on-1 Handicap Match pitting Captain Charisma against himself, Ryder, Ezekiel Jackson & Vladimir Kozlov! (WATCH) But before Regal could dream about outnumbering the ECW Champion, WWE’s Board of Directors informed him the main event would be an Eight-Man Tag Team Match also including Yoshi Tatsu, Tommy Dreamer & Goldust on Christian’s side. (WATCH)
After a pep talk from ECW Champion Christian (WATCH), his eclectic team of Superstars bonded together to take down the ruthless forces on Regal’s side. One of ECW’s newest Superstars, Tatsu, showed off his increasingly impressive in-ring skills. After another high kick, the Japanese wonder pinned Regal to secure his team’s victory.
Will Regal get his wish – his chance at Christian’s gold? If not Regal, who will Christian defend his ECW Title against next? When will Tiffany return to restore order to ECW?
“The Abraham Washington Show” with Intercontinental Champion John Morrison (PHOTOS | WATCH) SmackDown’s Intercontinental Champion, John Morrison, made a special appearance on “The Abraham Washington Show” Tuesday night. Morrison, who is a former ECW Champion, and the talk show host discussed the exciting events going on in WWE this week, including the “Decade of SmackDown” celebration which airs Friday, and Sunday’s Hell in a Cell, where he’ll defend his gold against Dolph Ziggler. Then, Morrison’s brash, cocky pay-per-view challenger interrupted the critically-acclaimed talk show. But before Ziggler could offer his opinion, Washington informed him they were just out of time, and Morrison and WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas bid a, “Good night, Mr. Ziggles!” (Get Atlas' voicetone)
Tune in to the “Decade of SmackDown” celebration Friday night at 8/7 CT on MyNetworkTV. (MORE) Watch WWE’s Hell in a Cell live, Sunday night at 8/7 CT, only on pay-per-view. (MORE)
Shelton Benjamin def. Paul Burchill (PHOTOS | WATCH) On this week’s ECW, Paul Burchill took a break from trying to prove his theory that Gregory Helms is The Hurricane to meet Shelton Benjamin in singles action. But The Gold Standard was attacked by Sheamus before the match and thrown into the ringpost by the Superstar he came to blows with last week on “The Abraham Washington Show.” Benjamin insisted on competing against Burchill, despite his injured left shoulder courtesy of The Celtic Warrior, and prevailed in their bout, pinning Burchill after hitting him with a devastating, shocking Pay Dirt. How will Benjamin seek retribution against Sheamus? When will these rivals finally meet in the ring?
According to a report on thewrestleblog.com, it was initially believed that new WWE Smackdown ring announcer Lauren Mayhew pulled from her ring announcing duties after the first dark match at the Smackdown/ECW tapings in Boston. However, she was actually scheduled to do only announce the first dark match.
The word is that she was missing her cues, perhaps due to confusion and/or nervousness. ECW announcer Josh Mathews for the rest of the taping.
"She was sort of scolded at ringside by Josh Mathews and WWE staff and then went backstage only to return some time later and sit at ringside the entire night," said thewrestleblog.com's Mike McMahon. "Mathews announced everything - including Smackdown - and Mayhew took notes all night long."
According to Mike Johnson, ECW General Manager Tiffany was not in a car accident despite what was claimed on tonight's edition of ECW. What actually happened was Tiffany suffered a broken arm or wrist taking a Dominator in a loss to Queen of FCW Mia Mancini at last Thursday's Florida Championship Wrestling TV taping in Florida.
TNA Knockout Hamada buried Naofumi Yamamoto (WWE's Yoshi Tatsu) in a recent interview with the Tokyo Sun newspaper in Japan. When asked about whether she ever wanted to go to WWE, she said:
"I can't work for WWE. I wouldn't normally object to it, but as long as Naofumi is there, I can't. We met up a few times in Japan and it was terrible. The man is a sleaze and is constantly trying to get a feel of any woman he comes across. When I was eating lunch one time, he sat on my lap and started running his fingers through my hair. When I told him to get off, he did. But he only sat next to me and started doing it again. He asked me for my number, but I wouldn't give it to him and walked away. He followed me and kept asking for it and even stood in front of the garbage can where I was to throw out my lunch. He literally grabbed my lunch from my hands and threw it out. I walked away, but he followed me again and kept tapping me on my shoulder. I wanted to hit him, but I'm not the physical type so I just kept on telling him off. He rubbed my hair again before walking away. On his way out, he blew me a kiss. I saw him a few more times after that, and the same things would happen. I can't be around that man and I hope those women in WWE stay as far away from him as possible. He's trouble."
Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show def. MVP & Mark Henry Divas Champion Mickie James def. Rosa Mendes Jack Swagger def. Evan Bourne Chris Masters & Chavo Guerrero def. Santino Marella & Hornswoggle WWE Champion John Cena def. Chris Jericho, Big Show & Randy Orton in a 3-on-1 Gauntlet Match
ALBANY, N.Y. - The Rev. Al Sharpton is as familiar with controversy as a pancake is with butter. As Raw’s special guest host, Sharpton seemed to take glee in whipping up a stack of contentious matches, even overseeing a title match that kicked off the festivities early in the night.
WWE Champion John Cena def. Chris Jericho, Big Show & Randy Orton in a 3-on-1 Gauntlet Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) It became clear early on in WWE Champion John Cena’s 3-on-1 Gauntlet Match that his opponents cared nothing about sportsmanship and fair play and everything about hurting and punishing the man who carries the title. With just six days until he defends that title at WWE Hell in a Cell, Cena faced Chris Jericho, Big Show and Randy Orton.
During his first of three matches, Cena found himself trapped in The Walls of Jericho but managed to grasp the ropes. Jericho, however, would not relent even as the referee admonished him, resulting in a disqualification for one half of the Unified Tag Team Champions.
Still nursing his pain, Cena unearthed the courage to face Show. While The World’s Largest Athlete began by quickly pummeling The Champ, Cena’s determination could not be dampened and he slowly turned the tables on Show until Jericho climbed back into the ring to punish Cena. That’s when the other half of the Unified Tag Team Champions got disqualified and attempted to snap Cena’s back with a Camel Clutch Backbreaker.
Orton would prove to be the final hurdle. The Viper entered the ring to find a seemingly incapacitated Cena. The easy prey, however, would prove more wily than wounded. Cena asked for the Hell in a Cell structure to be lowered, hoping to prevent Orton’s escape. While The Viper eventually managed to slither outside, a resolute Cena followed closely. Eventually, The Champ chased Orton atop Satan’s Structure, where he completed his gauntlet run with a wicked Attitude Adjustment and set foot along the long, blistering path to Hell.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to host Monday Night Raw (FULL STORY) Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback of Pittsburgh Steelers, knows a little something about handling a group of burly men bent on destroying each other. Good thing, too, since the Superbowl champion will drop by, along with his entire offensive line, next Monday night as special guest host of Raw! Don’t miss out on all the action.
Chris Masters & Chavo Guerrero def. Santino Marella & Hornswoggle (PHOTOS | WATCH) Chavo Guerrero must be breathing a sigh of relief. After months of humiliating defeats at the tiny hands of Hornswoggle, the self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior” finally emerged victorious after a tag team bout with the little leprechaun. Chavo teamed with Chris Masters, who secured the win against Hornswoggle’s partner, Santino Marella. A funny thing happened on the way to the locker room, though. Upon seeing his partner lock in The Master Lock on Hornswoggle after the match, Chavo reentered the ring to save his nemesis before leaving without a word, perhaps as a result of the mediating power of guest host Sharpton.
Jack Swagger def. Evan Bourne (PHOTOS | WATCH) Jack Swagger grounded the aerial assault of Evan Bourne to send a message just six days before he battles United States Champion Kofi Kingston and The Miz in a Triple Threat Match at WWE Hell in a Cell. That message? “Do not underestimate me.” As he informed the WWE Universe of his determination to capture the title, The Miz came down with microphone envy and traded blows with “The All-American American.”
While these two battled it out, the real U.S. Champion strolled toward the ring and quietly retrieved his title, which Swagger had underhandedly nicked the week prior. By the time Swagger and Miz figured out what had happened, Kofi and his gold were long gone.
The Legacy and DX traded barbs (PHOTOS | WATCH | MORE DX) As if there wasn’t enough animosity crackling between The Legacy and D-Generation X, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase tweaked their WWE Hell in a Cell opponents by unspooling footage of Legacy defeating and humiliating DX over the past month. Never to be outdone, DX retaliated by poking fun at their young antagonists and confronted the two, but Rhodes & DiBiase fled. In the run up to WWE Hell in a Cell, the two teams will have a chance to prove themselves in the biggest Eight-Man Tag Team Match in the history of Friday Night SmackDown, just 48 hours before meeting inside Satan’s Structure.
Divas Champion Mickie James def. Rosa Mendes (PHOTOS | WATCH) With the No. 1 contender for the Divas Title, Alicia Fox, accompanying her to the ring, Rosa Mendes challenged champion Mickie James in a non-title match. Just six days before Mickie and Alicia square off at WWE Hell in a Cell, the challenger attempted to distract the champion to allow Rosa a smooth path to victory. It’s a technique Alicia has utilized on more than one occasion in the past. For her part, though, Mickie wasn’t having it. Instead, the Divas Champ flipped the script and pinned Rosa for the win.
Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show def. MVP & Mark Henry (PHOTOS | WATCH) As tag teams go, the parallels between the teams of Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show and MVP & Mark Henry are striking. In Jericho and MVP, both teams possess the quickness, cunning and confidence necessary to win, while their respective partners provide a welcome dose of size and power. Despite the title match granted them by Raw special guest host Rev. Al Sharpton, however, The Franchise Playa & The World’s Strongest Man couldn’t match up to Jericho & Show, failing to capitalize on the title opportunity.
Raw special guest host Rev. Al Sharpton appeared on MVP's VIP Lounge, arranged Unified Tag Team Championship Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) Count MVP a fan of the Rev. Al Sharpton. The Franchise Playa could hardly contain his glee at hosting the national civil rights figure and former presidential candidate on his VIP Lounge. After Sharpton told MVP about the Education Reform Tour he’s involved with to bring awareness and improve education in the United States, he asked why MVP and Mark Henry were at odds with Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show, who joined the proceedings.
After attempting to mediate a resolution between the four, Sharpton decided enough was enough. He then arranged a title match to take place immediately: Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show vs. MVP & Mark Henry.
Numerous reports landed online during the summer suggesting Sting’s retirement following TNA’s October Bound For Glory PPV. TNA also promoted the PPV as Sting’s last match, with the tagline “The Final Curtain?”
reporting that Sting is expected to remain with the company following the PPV. As of press time, there are plans to run a retirement tour, which will keep him inside the six-sided ring until spring of 2010.
We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Here is the lineup for the October 8th Global iMPACT! 2 Special:
* Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Masahiro Chono and Riki Choshu vs. Giant Bernard, Takashi Iizuka, Tomohiro Ishii and Karl Anderson * IWGP Tag Team Title Match: Team 3D vs. Togi Makabe and Toru Yano * IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Title Match: The Motor City Machineguns vs. Yujiro and Tetsuya Naito
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.
Druk op onderstaande knop om een berichtje achter te laten in mijn gastenboek