Dolph Ziggler & The Hart Dynasty def. Intercontinental Champion John Morrison & Cryme Tyme (Six-Man Tag Team Match) Beth Phoenix def. local athlete Drew McIntyre def. Jimmy Wang Yang Rey Mysterio def. Mike Knox R-Truth def. CM Punk Matt Hardy def. Batista (Disqualification)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – With Survivor Series just three weeks away, an angry Batista continued on his warpath by crushing Matt Hardy, while World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker had ominous words for his Survivor Series Triple Threat opponents, Big Show and Chris Jericho.
Matt Hardy def. Batista by Disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH) Ever since failing to win the World Title at WWE Bragging Rights, Batista has turned into a raging beast. Last week, Batista attacked Hardy from behind. (WATCH) In the night’s main event, Matt Hardy felt The Animal’s wrath once again. After smashing Hardy into the announce table, Batista drove a TV monitor into his back. The vicious and painful assault earned Batista an immediate disqualification.
Undertaker recalled his ominous legacy (PHOTOS | WATCH) Recalling his first Survivor Series – and looking to the 2009 event – World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker reminded the WWE Universe of the many Superstars he has vanquished over the years. Unimpressed, Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho interrupted The Phenom’s address with his own self-centered views. But, the tag team champion paid a heavy price for his indiscretion – a massive boot to the face. They cross paths once again in the Triple Threat Match with Big Show at Survivor Series. (Preview)
Dolph Ziggler & The Hart Dynasty def. Intercontinental Champion John Morrison & Cryme Tyme (PHOTOS | WATCH) Dolph Ziggler gained a huge boost of confidence by pinning big Shad Gaspard in a Six-Man Tag Team Match pitting Ziggler and The Hart Dynasty against Intercontinental Champion John Morrison and Cryme Tyme. Next week, Ziggler gets another chance to make a name for himself when he faces Morrison in a title match on SmackDown.
Beth Phoenix def. local athlete (PHOTOS | WATCH) Just like last week, Beth Phoenix chalked up a commanding victory over a local athlete. The smart and sexy Diva is looking more powerful than ever, and one has to seriously question the chances of any local competitor who steps in the ring with The Glamazon.
Drew McIntyre def. Jimmy Wang Yang (PHOTOS | WATCH) Before the match between Drew McIntyre and Jimmy Wang Yang even began, McIntyre attacked his opponent from behind, knocking him out of the ring. When the match finally officially started, Yang offered little challenge for the fiery young Superstar who put away the veteran with a devastating Double Underhook DDT.
Rey Mysterio def. Mike Knox (PHOTOS | WATCH) By defeating big Mike Knox with the 619, Rey Mysterio picked up major momentum for his Survivor Series match with Batisa. (Preview) Both Mysterio and Batista talked with Josh Matthews about the growing rift between the two that began at WWE Bragging Rights. (WATCH: Interview with Rey | Interview with Batista)
R-Truth def. CM Punk (PHOTOS | WATCH) The frustration within ex-champion CM Punk continued to grow when The Straightedge Superstar was defeated by R-Truth. Ironically, Punk set himself up for the loss when he demanded referee Scott Armstrong count faster with this three-counts. While Punk continued to make demands of Armstrong, Truth capitalized by throwing Punk to the canvas. With Punk down, Armstrong did what he was asked to do and pounded out a fast three-count giving Truth the win.
There are a few more details that have come out regarding Shane McMahon's departure from WWE. Apparently, there was some sort of major argument between Vince and Shane. Shane yelled at Vince and said he was tired and had enough of his father. Shane then told Vince he was done with the company.
The word is that Shane is getting the "Randy Savage treatment" which means nobody is allowed to mention his name to Vince.
Other than that, nobody has any further details on what went down.
Here are some highlights from an interview with The Miz on OrlandoSentinel.com:
Miz talks about the young guys getting a break: "I think right now we’re at a time where a lot of the veteran WWE main-eventers are starting to get a little older and we’re starting to realize that they’re not going to be here for the next 10, 15 years and they need to start bringing up a new crop of new WWE superstars."
Miz also commented on the difficulty of earning the respect of his peers due to his reality show background. "That’s always a topic of conversation," he said. "People always ask me how does the locker room like you and the locker room has always hated me. I’ve never had too many friends in the WWE whether it was jealousy, whether they just didn’t like me because I came from the reality world."
"I find it amazing that WWE fans but also the locker room will take in MMA stars, they’ll take in football players, they’ll take in seven-foot tall people, you know. But a reality star comes in and oh, low and behold, he can’t fight. He can’t come into our business. I’m there just to prove everyone wrong, to prove to all those people that said he’s not supposed to be here, he’s just from a reality show."
"Let him host something. Let him host a Diva thing or something. I can actually wrestle and I can actually mean business and do what I say I am and actually be the best in the business."
The show opened with a video package of Hulk Hogan joining TNA last week, including Hulk Hogan's appearance on Larry King Live with a quick soundbyte on TNA. Mike Tenay with the usual histrionics that it's TNA's biggest announcement ever. Show title: "A New Beginning."
Impact Zone: The show went to the Impact Zone where Mike Tenay talked about "documenting" TNA's partnership between Hulk Hogan and Dixie Carter. He introduced a "behind-the-scenes" video from earlier today.
"Earlier today": They showed Dixie Carter addressing the entire TNA locker room in an empty Impact Zone. She said she's heard from so many people trying to tell her how to run the wrestling company for the past six years. Carter assured the talent there will be "drastic changes." Carter said she knows some people might have different opinions on her decision-making, but people need to stand behind her. She said she made the choice to put her finances and reputation behind each wrestler. They showed the wrestlers, Knockouts, and agents sitting in the Impact Zone out of character. Carter said the wrestlers can support her decisions or find somewhere else to work. They showed A.J. Styles in the arena sitting next to Tara. Carter said she sees wrestlers who have made her proud, but they all need to step it up in every way possible. "If you don't believe it, you're hurting the person sitting next to you." Carter said if they believe it, then show people what they're all about.
Impact Zone: Back to the show, A.J. Styles came to the ring as Mike Tenay and Taz talked ringside about Carter's speech. In the ring, Styles said there have been a lot of changes here in TNA. He said he's A.J. Styles and he's TNA World Hvt. champion. Styles said he's been part of a lot of changes in TNA. "Who would have thought Hulk Hogan would be part of the TNA family?" Styles asked, prompting a Hogan name chant. Styles said it's a whole new playing field on a whole new level. He said he's been dreaming of being at this level the past seven years he's been here. But, where there's positives, there's also negatives. Styles said when he won the World Title, he made it clear he's a fighting champion. Styles said someone has been hiding in the shadows jumping him every time he has his back turned. He told the mystery assailant to MAN UP and show up.
Daniels came out and the announcers instantly assumed Daniels was the mystery assailant. Daniels said Styles is assuming he jumped him because Samoa Joe told him. "Are you really that gullible? Or, are you really that stupid?" Daniels asked. Daniels told Styles he is so arrogant with the title belt on his shoulder. Vince Russo apparently scripted this promo. Daniels said along the way, Styles has been pampered, coddled, and a little bit spoiled. Check the video of Dixie Carter rubbing Styles's arm after his title victory two months ago. Daniels said he's been here just as long as Styles, but he's never been given the same breaks. He claimed to be every bit the wrestler as Styles is. "You know it!" No woo woo. Daniels said the only difference between them is that every time Styles was down, the company pushed him up. Daniels said every time he was up, they pushed him down.
Daniels said Dixie Carter vowed to make changes in TNA, but maybe today is his lucky day to make changes or else it's going to be another seven years in hell for him. Styles asked Daniels if he really thinks that because he's never opened up to him like that. Suddenly, Samoa Joe's music hit. And we continue to talk. Joe stood on the entrance ramp and told Daniels he's a bald...faced liar. Joe told Styles that Daniels has been lying to him their entire friendship. He accused Daniels of always being jealous of Styles. Joe said him and Styles aren't friends because Styles has something he wants. He said to be the best in the world, you have to be the TNA World champion. Joe said he can say that face-to-face to Styles and he doesn't need to attack him from behind like a shameful, cowardly punk.
Daniels answered Joe emphatically that he's not the assailant. He said he can beat Styles right here in the ring face-to-face, man-to-man, and no doubt about it. Styles turned Daniels around and asked him if he really thinks he's the best. "How bad do you want to find out?" Styles asked. He said all Daniels needed to do was ask. He suggested they settle this right here tonight. Styles said they can put their friendship aside and do things the right way: a winner and a loser. Well, that's a foreign concept in TNA. Daniels shook Styles's hand, then Joe smiled from the entrance ramp after pitting his two PPV opponents against each other. Good opening segment, but they missed the PPV hype in two weeks. Someone tuning in to this for the first time would have no idea there's a three-way title match on PPV with potential for awesomeness in ten days.
Impact Zone: World Elite's music hit, bringing out Global champion Eric Young and Rob Terry. They're in tag action with a ten minute time limit. Do we get the FSN Fox Box? Beer Money came out second to glorify alcoholism. They cut to a shot from last week when Beer Money attacked World Elite to set up this match.
1 -- BEER MONEY (ROBERT ROODE & JAMES STORM) vs. WORLD ELITE (Global champion ERIC YOUNG & ROB TERRY)
Rob locked up with Storm to start things off, but Rob shoved him away. Tenay talked up TNA and Hulk Hogan being in the news - CNN, Jimmy Fallon, Howard Stern. Meanwhile, Terry flexed and nearly popped a pec. Tenay was handed a note: Styles vs. Daniels signed for tonight...and with special guest ref will be Samoa Joe. Back to the action where Roode launched Storm over the top rope onto Terry on the floor. Storm then rolled Terry back into the ring and Beer Money wanted the DWI, but Terry slipped out and dropped Roode face-first on the mat. Young then tried to KO Roode with the title belt, but Roode ducked and Terry ate the belt. Roode then made the cover for the win.
WINNERS: Beer Money in 5:00. Match was just there to fill TV time before the "intricate TNA booking details" were fleshed out in the post-match. (*)
Post-match: British Invasion stormed the ring in their little white track pants. The worst looking, most uncoordinated security in the world finally hit the ring to separate people. If Hulk Hogan is watching, that has to be the first thing to go. The lame-looking security just turns this show into a laughable program every time they're on TV. Beer Money recovered in the ring while British Invasion gave Terry a tongue-lashing for screwing up. Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley then jumped BI on the entrance ramp and...yes, another brawl broke out that security eventually broke up.
Backstage: The Beautiful People were suddenly on the TV screen walking down the hallway with their arms linked together complaining about A.J. Styles being given TV time over them. Harumph.
Backstage: The Beautiful People barged into Knockout champion ODB's locker room. Had to check to make sure I didn't accidentally switch to Cinemax, as the Beautiful People were shown wearing close to nothing. Anyways, ODB was sitting in an office chair feeling pretty confident about herself, but the BPs beat her down and gave her a typical BP hazing before leaving the room.
Backstage: Lauren brought in Jay Lethal for his thoughts on Hulk Hogan joining TNA. Lethal, channeling Randy Savage, said the mere mention of his name brings back history of them fighting side-by-side and being against each other. Machismo said he wants to be the first to welcome Hogan to TNA. He wanted to make an announcement of his own, though. Lethal said in the New Home of the MegaPowers, next week will be the start of the Black Machismo Invitational. Anyone who wants to bring it and see if they can still got it, then show up. Lethal started naming names before landing on Ric Flair.
Mick Foley Office: More talking with Jeremy Borash going into Foley's office to know why he's no-selling his personal contacts via electronic communications. Foley said, as an executive shareholder, he wasn't made aware of the big changes coming to TNA. He said when they were interrogating suspects on the Tweak 'n Tweet picture destruction, Borash seemed a bit nervous about security footage he might not want the world to know about. Borash said he just wants to talk about Abyss. Foley said he has a surprise for him too.
[Commercial Break. Mid-break, they cut back to a shot of Desmond Wolfe (Nigel McGuinness) warming up in the Impact Zone. Mike Tenay talked him up for his program with Kurt Angle before they went back to break.]
Impact Zone: Desmond Wolfe came to the ring as a moon and howling music played. Apparently he's half-man, half-wolf. Get it? He's a wolf, haha. Anyways, Cody Deaner was in the ring as Tenay and Taz talked to Kurt Angle on the phone.
2 -- DESMOND WOLFE vs. CODY DEANER
Bell rang, Nigel landed the Lariat, and Wolfe scored the pin. Angle said Wolfe damaged his larynx and he basically has a pinched nerve running down his arm. Angle said this guy "got his attention," but he doesn't have his respect yet. Angle gave a slight cough to sell the attack. (This became comical over time.) Angle said he wasn't really ready for anything like what Wolfe gave him. Wolfe took the mic as refs checked on Deaner. He told everyone to take a good look at that Muppet in the ring. Angle chimed in that he was in Deaner's position last week. He sounded as if he was on a 1960s NASA phone line communicating from the moon. Wolfe picked up his promo that Angle should be called Mr. Mangled now. "Keep talking, Desmond *cough*," Angle interjected via the phone line. Angle's commentary was interjected over Wolfe's promo. "I'm glad to have it, Desmond, *cough*," Angle said. Wolfe said he's hungry for Angle's blood, like a wolf. He took his shades off for good measure, then put them back on. "Well, he said his piece *cough*," Angle said. Tenay announced Angle vs. Wolfe at the PPV.
WINNER: Wolfe in 0:10. Good squash for Wolfe and a great promo. Unfortunately, TNA interjected an unintentionally comedic phone call from Angle. Angle didn't do anything wrong other than sounding progressively silly his cough to go with the horrible production. Sounded like one of my podcasts from 2005 using a $20 mic from Circuit City. (n/a)
Backstage: Lauren brought in Suicide for a promo. Is it time to reveal to the world who he is? Suicide did the deep modulated voice that he wore the mask to conceal himself and he's not ready to share with anyone who he is. Suicide addressed Homicide - "We will strike down upon you." ... Plug: Daniels vs. Styles up next with Samoa Joe in zebra stripes.
Backstage: Lauren brought in IWGP tag champions Team 3D. Brother Ray didn't want to talk about their match against Hernandez and Matt Morgan later. Ray said he never thought he would say the words "Hulk Hogan in TNA." That wasn't complementary or negative. One of those open-ended statements that could go either way. Ray added that Dixie Carter has a set of grapefruits. Rhino then walked into the promo and told 3D to wake up. Ray said he's crazy and delusional. Devon said Morgan and Hernandez are phenomenal young talent and they're looking forward to the match. Why "young?" Why not just "good talent" instead of talking down to the wrestlers TNA is trying to build up. Ray then closed the promo with a Ric Flair reference, as the not-so-subtle plugs for Flair continue.
Impact Zone: Samoa Joe came to the ring wearing referee stripes for Styles vs. Daniels. Daniels then came to the ring first to face Styles. They cut backstage where Borash talked to A.J. Styles about facing one of his best friends ever, Daniels. Suddenly, the mystery man in a black hoodie and black pants jumped Styles. The person walked off, leaving Styles out cold on the floor. "Hey, somebody get the doc!" a random man shouted. They cut back to the ring where Daniels was about to run to the back to check on Styles, but Joe kicked him in the groin and nailed the Musclebuster. Joe left Daniels out cold in the ring, then left the ring with a big smirk on his face. Joe's master plan unfolds as TNA continues to build him up as an intelligent assassin. Good stuff for Joe.
[Commercial Break. Mid-commercial: they showed Tara walking down the hallway with her tarantula. She's in action next.]
Impact Zone: Tara came to the ring as Tenay said they are attempting to get an update on Styles and Daniels. Good follow-up instead of just moving along to the next segment. Hamada then came to the ring to face Tara in a singles match.
3 -- TARA vs. HAMADA
Nice back-and-forth match to start with. Hamada really could be marketed as a unique women's wrestler worth building the Knockouts Division brand around. Tara, as well, with her name-brand value from WWE. At the end of the match, Hamada went for a top rope moonsault, but Tara moved out of the way. Tara then hit the Widow's Peak on Hamada for the pin and the win.
Post-match: Awesome Kong came stomping out to the ring, but the comical Security stood in her way. Tara then landed a plancha on the floor and another fight broke out ringside, this time between Tara and Kong. Looks like we have a PPV match set for Turning Point. The cameras cut back and forth between Kong and Tara to show their anger with each other to conclude the segment.
WINNER: Tara in 4:00. Good Knockouts match with a clean finish. Tara-Kong could be a show-stealing match on the undercard of the Turning Point PPV. (*1/2)
[Commercial Break. They cut to a break right at the top of the hour, which TNA was better about in recent weeks. Now, channel-flippers looking for new programming at the top of the hour will see a commercial instead of something that could get them hooked for the second hour of the show.]
Backstage: Lauren caught up with Tara, who said Kong has been running loose like an animal and she's tired of it. Tara said she didn't come to TNA to deal with this crap. She plugged their cage match at the PPV and warned Kong that she will be locked in there with her, not the other way around.
Impact Zone: Mick Foley came to the ring with a framed picture in hand, but it was covered up so we couldn't see what it was. Foley then asked Abyss to come on out to the ring. Cue up Abyss's music and out came the Urban Outfitters spokesman. Flannel, hoodie, leather pants, and a sweatshirt. Foley tried to talk nice to Abyss and he put down the little "giftaroonie" so it's not used as a weapon here. Foley said the only time he's ever felt guilty about anything he's said to a wrestler was on the occasion he told Abyss he's a cheap, rip-off because he really didn't believe what he was saying. So, in other words, Foley told the fans he's a con artist for trying to get fans to buy into his promo to get them to spend money on a PPV match between them at Bound for Glory. Foley told "Chris" that he's even better and tougher than he originally thought. Foley said all someone has left to show from their time in the wrestling business is from their legacy. He said he wanted to be a cross between Bruiser Brody and Dynamite Kid. Foley said he blended them together to be a good wrestler. Dynamite Kid? Um...he would probably be the last person I would see Foley borrowing from. Foley continued to talk up Abyss before bringing out the giftaroonie. Foley gave Abyss the framed picture with a new Tweak 'n Tweet Connection featuring Foley and Abyss instead of Foley and Borash. Foley left the ring and Abyss did his Eugene hand clap.
Foley's music hit to conclude the segment, but then Foley asked them to cut the music. He said he put Abyss through a great test at BFG, but he wants to give him another test. Foley booked Abyss vs. Dr. Stevie. And if Abyss pins Stevie, he is gone from TNA. Abyss shouted and smiled and did a big, over-exaggerated facial reaction before staring at the photo.
Backstage: Borash was with Scott Steiner to find out his thoughts on Hulk Hogan joining TNA. Steiner said they were For Life in the NWO back in the day. He said if he knows Hogan like he thinks he does, then he thinks Hogan will put all those "young punks" in place before joining him in the Main Event Mafia. Steiner turned his attention to Bobby Lashley and suggested Krystal isn't getting satisfaction. He said he'll provide her with the satisfaction she desires.
Impact Zone: Homicide was in the ring to face Bobby Lashley, who came to the ring with Krystal. Ref Earl Hebner booted Krystal from ringside, which upset Lashley. Homicide took advantage by attacking Lashley before the bell.
4 -- HOMICIDE vs. BOBBY LASHLEY
Tenay had something in his ear. "That's going to be tonight?" he asked the mystery man in his ear. Tenay said Styles vs. Daniels is a go for tonight. Lashley finished off Homicide with a lift-up chokeslam for the pin and the win. Post-match: Homicide jumped Lashley from behind and tried to use a boot as a weapon, but Lashley put him in the air for a press slam. Steiner then appeared on the video screen trying to corner Krystal. After sexually harassing Krystal, Steiner chased down Krystal, who was saved by Lashley. A fight broke out backstage with Lashley beating down Steiner until the Guns, Lethal (out of character), and Simon Diamond tried to separate Lashley and Steiner.
WINNER: Lashley in 2:00. Fine little enhancement match for Lashley, who still doesn't exude any wrestling personality. Steiner has plenty of personality, which is apparently why they paired them up for Lashley to get a little rub from Steiner's character. Lashley vs. Steiner at the PPV ought to be a doozy.
Impact Zone: Back in the Impact Zone, Homicide shoved down Earl Hebner. Amazing Red then ran into the ring and dropped Homicide with...a move. And another move. Red then went up top and Homicide waited for Red to nail him with a splash. Homicide bailed to the floor as Red pretended to be trying to go after him. And they'll see each other at the PPV.
Announcers: Tenay and Taz broke down the Turning Point PPV line-up: All Knockouts Titles on the line - KO champ ODB & KO tag champs Sarita & Taylor Wilde vs. Beautiful People, Amazing Red vs. Homicide for the X Division Title, Kong vs. Tara in a steel cage, British Invasion vs. Machineguns for the tag titles, Scott Steiner vs. Bobby Lashley, Kurt Angle vs. Desmond Wolfe, and Styles vs. Joe vs. Daniels for the TNA World Title.
Impact Zone: Madison Rayne came out alone and pretended she was a poledancer. I must have flipped it back to Cinemax. TNA's sexual objectification of women and the women going along with it is really quite sad. TNA's version of Mickie James, Taylor Wilde, then came out to face Rayne.
5 -- MADISON RAYNE vs. TAYLOR WILDE
Rayne, wearing fishnets and a revealing top, mounted Wilde early on, apparently channeling her inner Jenna Morasca. Taylor then finished her off moments later for a very short match victory. Post-match: the rest of the Beautiful People ran to the ring and jumped Taylor. Sarita made the save for Taylor, but the BPs held them down after a brief skirmish. Eventually, ODB ran to the ring and made the save for the tag champs. BPs bailed to the outside to yell at the trio they'll face at the PPV to close the segment.
WINNER: Taylor Wilde in 2:00. Match was inconsequential and was merely a vehicle to set up the post-match to promote the PPV six-Knockout tag match. (n/a)
[Commercial Break. Mid-break: They showed A.J. Styles lacing up his boots real tight to prepare for the match against Daniels with Joe still the special ref.]
TNA Live Events video: Don West let us know what's coming up on the TNA house show circuit, including a fundraiser in Nashville with the Houston Oilers next Monday.
Backstage: Matt Morgan and Hernandez were with Lauren for a promo. Hernandez said something, then Morgan said he's tired of these conspiracy theories from Rhino. Morgan quietly said Team 3D is history. He said the two of them are the future of TNA. Lauren sold shock and pretended to be beside herself hearing this statement. Hernandez finished in Spanish and Morgan said, "What he said."
Impact Zone: They suddenly cut back to the ring where Daniels was stomping around wanting a piece of Joe. Joe backed out of the ring, though, and Styles came to the ring to face Daniels in a singles match. Quick bell and they're off.
6 -- TNA World Hvt. champion A.J. STYLES vs. DANIELS -- Samoa Joe special referee -- non-title match
TNA didn't give the audience enough time to really prepare for the match after the false start in the first hour. Too much happened before this, so the first few minutes were just there before Daniels settled into a rear chinlock. Joe, of note, is wearing purple latext gloves that were apparently found in the household items aisle at the grocery store before the show. I get that Joe is trying to be like an MMA ref wearing latex gloves, but no other ref in TNA wears them, so it seems silly like Slick Johnson wearing soccer referee socks. At 4:00, Daniels started arguing with Joe, who told Daniels to focus on the match. Styles then made a full comeback and wanted a springboard fist smash, but Daniels blocked mid-air and both men collapsed to the mat. Of note, girls in the Impact Zone screaming as if Evan Bourne is wrestling. Styles has that John Cena/Evan Bourne factor going for him. Styles then finished off Daniels with the Styles Clash and pinned him clean in the ring.
Post-match: Joe presented Styles with the title belt and sold respect for Styles. Styles wasn't sold on Joe trying to act trustworthy. Joe then handed over the belt and raised Styles's arm. He left the ring with everything seeming to be cool, but then Joe snuck back into the ring and slapped on the rear naked choke to choke the life out of Styles. Joe grabbed the title belt and stood over Styles and Daniels to close the segment.
WINNER: Styles in 6:00. Fine singles match between Styles and Daniels, but, again, the match was a vehicle to lead to the post-match. TNA is finally presenting Joe's character accurately as a strong heel assassin with him clearly a strong threat to Styles's title. Good deck-stacking against Styles, although Styles needs to look strong and not gullible at some point as the champ. (*1/2)
Video package: Hernandez was shown talking up Hulk Hogan coming to TNA. Hernandez said he's cool with it, but he's concerned how it will affect the youth movement in TNA.
Backstage: Lauren mocked Dr. Stevie as Daffney stood by. Stevie said he will not be played by Mick Foley like a pawn on a chessboard. Daffney interjected that Stevie was nuts for trusting Foley. Stevie laughed it off and said he's giving "Chris" his final warning that he doesn't want to know what they have in store for him next week. Stevie laughed it up. Would have been a good cap on the segment if he suggested he's going to pull out the old 1997 blue jean cut-off shorts to drop a good hint for next week.
Impact Zone: Team 3D quickly came to the ring for the main event. Hernandez and Matt Morgan then came to the ring to face them. For some reason, Morgan is still wearing his sorcerer's robe to the ring.
7 -- TEAM 3D (BROTHER RAY & BROTHER DEVON) vs. MATT MORGAN & HERNANDEZ
Bell sounded as Tenay and Taz talked up Hulk Hogan coming to TNA. Tenay said they don't know what it means for the "youth" on the roster, which they hope to clear up once Hogan's role is more defined. Tenay plugged next week: a wrestling legend will answer Lethal's challenge, Dr. Stevie vs. Abyss, and Super Dave Osborne on the show. Based on those Spike previews for Super Dave's return to TV, he appears to be on life support. Spike trying to get one last run out of the glorified stuntman. The four big men did some stuff in the ring as Taz cracked himself up with a stream of jokes and one-liners. At 3:00, Devon sold a knee injury after attempting a double axehandle on Hernandez. Hern took advantage by going to work on the knee with mat holds.
Rhino then came to ringside and started talking to Ray, who was on the apron. Morgan slipped into the ring and dropkicked Devon while Ray told Rhino to get lost. Rhino and Ray continued to argue as Rhino told Ray to take a chair. "Take tha pen! I insist, take tha pen!" Subtle Seinfeld reference there. Ray eventually ran Rhino off, but Devon continued to take a beating. The chair loomed in the corner after Rhino left it ringside, however. Morgan then came into the ring and Ray suddenly snapped when he grabbed the chair and smashed Morgan across the back to cause a DQ. Ray then landed a chair shot to Hernandez's forehead. Of course, a chair shot to the head on Hernandez delivered by Ray. Rhino entered the ring and hugged Ray, who sold disgust with Rhino taking advantage of his conflicted state of mind. Rhino then Gored Hernandez and Morgan to finish them off. Rhino then took Ray and Devon by the hands and raised their arms in Rhino's version of victory. TNA closed with a shot of Ray leaning on the top rope selling confliction. "What have we just seen here?" Tenay asked.
Two weeks ago, WWE star Chris Jericho attended the Sacramento Film Festival to promote a screening of his latest film, and during a Q and A session following the screening, TMZ cameras picked up some shots of him making a few racial slurs to the two guys hosting the Q and A. Below is an excerpt from the TMZ article:
"Jericho was at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival two weeks ago ... for a screening of a movie in which he appears. During a Q&A session, Jericho referred to the moderator several times as "Hadji" -- a term sometimes used as a racial slur against Middle Easterners.
After the first wave of slurs -- and a random shot at Paris Hilton -- the host jokingly takes Jericho's drink to sniff it for booze, when Chris chimes back, "it's apple juice ... fag."
According to the Wrestling Globe Newsletter, there has been recent internal discussion about what to do with talent and their Twitter accounts. This has been brought on by the likes of Matt Hardy, Chavo Guerrero, and Shad Gaspard making controversial late-night comments and even going back several months to Joey Styles and his political rants against Barack Obama. There are some in management, although not many, that see Twitter as a promotional tool. Others in management want all talent banned from posting messages under their gimmick names, or at least Tweeting after Midnight. The company wants to avoid being connected to anything that would upset those who matter such as sponsors and advertisers.
Play3-live.com conducted an interview with Edge and here are some highlights...
WWE wrestler Edge says he’s progressing toward a full recovery from his severe ankle injury this summer, but he’s not sure if he will be able to return in time for WrestleMania 26 in March. Edge told the Micromania Game Show in France that he was given a six-to-nine-month recovery period by his doctors and he’s currently at the four-month mark. Edge says he’s at the point where he can put weight on his ankle and slightly push off again.
When Edge went down with an injury, WWE planted seeds for an Edge vs. Chris Jericho match down the road when Edge is recovered. Edge was tag champion with Chris Jericho at the time of his injury and he was replaced by Big Show. Edge offered his thoughts on Big Show replacing him. “It is very a good choice,” Edge said. “If I had to choose a partner, I think that it would be him or Undertaker.”
Santino Marella def. Chavo Guerrero Jack Swagger def. Primo Paul Burchill def. Tyler Reks Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho def. Finlay
With Survivor Series drawing near, “WWE Superstars” on WGN America featured four separate matches pitting Superstars from all three brands in hard-hitting battles for survival.
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Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho def. Finlay (PHOTOS | WATCH) Despite being the man that loves to fight, Finlay met his match this week in the form of the always cocky Chris Jericho. The Irishman didn’t back down from the tag team champion, but he just couldn’t get his hands on his slippery opponent. In the end, The Belfast Brawler was brought down hard with the Codebreaker and pinned by the abrasive SmackDown Superstar.
Paul Burchill def. Tyler Reks (PHOTOS | WATCH) In unsurprisingly brutal fashion, Burchill won a quick and vicious battle against the West coast warrior on “WWE Superstars.” Once again, Reks displayed his impressive athleticism and in-ring prowess, but it was the vile Englishman who had the upper hand when it mattered. Burchill saw his opening and put the nail in the coffin finishing Reks off as the referee counted 1-2-3.
Jack Swagger def. Primo (PHOTOS | WATCH) For the second Thursday in a row, Jack Swagger put Primo down in impressive fashion with his brutal gutwrench powerbomb. Tonight’s victory wasn’t an easy one for the “The All-American American,” though. In the opening moments of the match, the explosive Primo used his speed and agility to gain firm control of the action. Yet, one false move turned the tables back in Swagger’s favor and it ended up being a “gutwrenching” loss for the Puerto Rican Superstar.
Santino Marella def. Chavo Guerrero (PHOTOS | WATCH) Days after Chavo and Santino paid their “tributes” to Ozzy Osbourne on Raw, the two performers faced off with Santino catching the self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior” off-guard with a roll-up for the win. For the most part, the two Superstars were evenly matched throughout the bout, but in the end, it looked like Chavo had gained enough momentum to lead him to victory. But when a cocky Guerrero went for the cover, the Italian Superstar reversed the attempt into a pin of his own and picked up the victory.
Regarding Lacey Von Erich, many within TNA feel she has zero locker room etiquette and is not respectful, on top of being "horrible in the ring." The feeling is she won't even last six months in the company.
In another circumstance which has her co-workers scratching their heads over, she's the only person backstage who stays in her wrestling gear all day long at television tapings. The third generation wrestler refers to it as her "costume."
- Adult film company Shane’s World has announced they will be releasing a sex tape starring former WWE developmental wrestler Catalina White this month. White was a model that WWE signed last year and ended up using the name Saylor James in FCW. She was released from her developmental deal in January of this year. The adult film company sent out the following:
Shane’s World to release hardcore sex tape on WWE wrestler
CHATSWORTH, Calif.—Shane’s World is preparing to release a hardcore sex tape featuring Maxim model Catalina White. She is the star of the company’s Nov. 17 release of Model Amateur Tour.
White has been featured in the pages of mainstream magazines and sites like Maxim, Complex, COED, Strobe and Mixed. She has also performed for World Wrestling Entertainment under the ring moniker of “Saylor James.”
“Unlike a lot of the other celebrity sex tapes, Catalina’s scene really delivers,” said Andrew S., CEO of Shane’s World. “She isn’t shy or reluctant, she is really into performing for the camera, and she has great chemistry with her partner. She’s a famous model, a WWE wrestler and an up-and-coming recording artist. She actually has talent, and her performance in this scene shows us some other amazing talents she possesses that her fans have never seen before, and will probably never see again.”
In addition to White, Model Amateur Tour also features Jenna Haze as a “special guest presenter.” Haze introduces the other aspiring models in the movie – Kari Leigh, Bridgett and Kaylee, each of which sent in their own amateur sex tapes. “We had a contest for amatuers to send in their homemade movies, and these girls were hands down the hottest,” said Shane’s World VP of Operations Valerie See. “We got hundreds of submissions but only these lucky few made the cut. Combined with the Catalina White scene, this is a tremendous movie that we’re really excited to bring to all the retailers and fans out there.”
William Regal def. Goldust Shelton Benjamin def. Zack Ryder Vance Archer def. local competitor ECW Champion Christian & Yoshi Tatsu def. Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – William Regal has finally gotten his wish – another title match against ECW Champion Christian. But The British Brawler couldn’t wait to get his hands on Captain Charisma. Regal and his Ruthless Roundtable attacked Christian at the close of ECW on Syfy, sending him a forceful, brutal message just one week before their ECW Championship Match.
ECW Champion Christian & Yoshi Tatsu def. Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson (PHOTOS | WATCH | ECW CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH ANNOUNCED: PHOTOS | WATCH) The dynamic duo of Christian & Yoshi Tatsu earned an impressive tag team victory on Tuesday night over ECW’s seemingly unstoppable forces, Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson. The ECW Champion pinned The Moscow Mauler after a devastating Killswitch. But as Captain Charisma and the Japanese Superstar celebrated their remarkable win, William Regal ran into the ring to attack the ECW Champion. Christian spotted Regal and the two began to brawl. But then Jackson and Kozlov got involved, triple-teaming Christian. The three-on-one ambush against the ECW Champion left him stunned, especially after The British Brawler’s brutal Regal Stretch.
Regal and his associated have sent a clear message to Christian – he’ll do anything to get his hands on the ECW Championship next week in his native England. But who will finally emerge victorious in this longstanding rivalry –Christian or Regal? Will Kozlov and Jackson factor into next week’s ECW Title Match, despite being banned from ringside? Tune into ECW on Syfy Tuesday night at 10/9 CT.
Paul Burchill’s proposition for The Hurricane (PHOTOS | WATCH) For months, Paul Burchill has focused his attention on one thing – proving his theory that The Hurricane and Gregory Helms are one in the same. This week, The Ripper called out the masked hero and offered him a challenge – face each other one last time in a singles match. If Burchill wins, The Hurricane must unmask in the ring and reveal his true identity. If The Hurricane wins, Burchill and his sister, Katie Lea, must leave ECW for good. The masked Superstar accepted the proposition, saying, “The Hurricane will not back down from a fight.”
Burchill and The Hurricane will finally meet in the ring on ECW in two weeks. Which Superstar will prevail? Will Burchill be forced to leave the Land of the Extreme? Or will The Hurricane’s real identity finally be exposed?
Shelton Benjamin def. Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH) After a locker room area encounter with ECW’s newest Diva, Rosa Mendes (WATCH), the Long Island, N.Y., Superstar faced Shelton Benjamin in singles action. The Gold Standard capitalized on Ryder’s preoccupied state – he was captivated by the sight of Rosa reapplying her lip gloss at ringside – and hit him with Paydirt for the victory.
Is this love at first sight for Ryder and Rosa? Will the Diva continue to distract Ryder enough to get in the way of his success on ECW?
Vance Archer def. local competitor (PHOTOS | WATCH) After emerging from ECW General Manager Tiffany’s office, and shocking the Diva, as well as Abraham Washington and WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas with his intense presence (WATCH), Vance Archer made his in-ring debut on ECW. In mere moments, the massive Superstar from Dallas – who stands 6-feet-8-inches tall and weighs 270 pounds – quickly earned his first victory over a local competitor.
Who will step in the ring to face ECW’s newest Superstar? How will Archer make an impact on ECW on Syfy?
William Regal def. Goldust (PHOTOS | WATCH) Moments after William Regal learned he finally got his wish – an ECW Championship Match against Christian – The British Brawler met Goldust one-on-one. Without help from his associates, Regal earned a victory over The Bizarre One after hitting him with a Running Knee Trembler and pinning him for the win.
Will Regal’s win give him more of the momentum he needs leading up to his ECW Championship Match next week against Christian? Tune in to ECW on Syfy Tuesday night at 10/9 CT.
- The UK Sun today reports that actor Mickey Rourke wants another shot with WWE. This time Rourke wants to wrestle. Apparently he wanted to wrestle Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 25 but a contract he had for Iron Man 2 filming prevented him from doing so.
Biographer Sandro Monetti, author of a new book about Rourke titled "Mickey Rourke: Wrestling with Demons" told the Sun:
"Mickey has great respect for WWE owner Vince McMahon and says he is the man who turned wrestling from a sport for fat guys in speedos to a contest for superfit athletes."
Cryme Tyme's Shad Gaspard had posted a message on Twitter stating that he had recovered from Swine Flu. He also implied that this is why he missed the recent SmackDown match and the Bragging Rights PPV. Gaspard is now saying that he doesn't have Swine Flu:
"Thanks all for the support! I was just sick no swine flu...Cryme Tyme has the dopest fans!"
"Ok people...how we doin out there? But seriously I was just feeling a lil sick...any one have good pig flu jokes? I will post the best ones"
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson got some negative press last month after he refused to sign an autograph for a fan. According to ContactMusic.com, the former WWE champion is making it up to the fan in a big way.
It all started when a security guard on the set of his upcoming film "The Other Guys" approached Johnson and asked for an autograph and a picture for his son. Johnson refused, saying he can't sign autographs for every single person who asks.
The story was reported in the New York Post newspaper and caught the attention of Johnson. Determined to make the situation right, he tracked down the fan and offered him a walk-on role in the 'Other Guys' movie and an autographed photo for his son. A source told Contact Music, "He was very apologetic."
As I promised I would be releasing a surprise today on my site. Many have been questioning is it TNA, Overseas, or Reality!? Well it is D, none of the above! I am very excited to be entering a new chapter in my life. I am Pregnant! Smile and a wink ;) ! My due date is in May! I was so excited when I found out I wanted to tell everyone and its been so hard for me to hold it in. However, I wanted to be the one to share the news with everyone and not have it be a rumor since it is so dear to my heart!
I am still with GoDaddy as they are very happy for me as well! Not sure what the future holds but I think it will make some great GoDaddy esque commercials! I will be out of the ring for a bit but like I always tell everyone, Never say Never! I will have some other things coming up that I will keep you all posted on! I feel so blessed beyond belief to have this miracle growing inside of me! Thanks for all the love and support, I cant wait to share this journey with you!
I will keep everyone posted on upcoming events and my growing belly of joy right here on CandiceMichelle.com. Be grateful for something in your life today as we are all blessed! Even in hard times or difficult days, a Thank-You from the heart can go a long way!
Hogan speaks on TNA and Vince McMahon Posted by Randy Gordon on 11/03/2009 at 02:27 PM
Gimmie Noise conducted an interview with Hulk Hogan and here are some highlights...
GN: You recently signed with an organization called TNA Wrestling. What made you decide to get back into the mainstream wrestling world? Easy AdSense by Unreal
HH: That’s a huge deal for me, man. I never thought that they would bring me in to like the Vince McMahon role with another wrestling company kind of like I did with WCW years back. I actually used to have this same role back in the day, except it was unofficial. Vince’s dad ran the league while I was down here in Minnesota kicking ass with Verne Gagne and when he died, they talked me into coming back. So I came back and found that Vince McMahon, who owns the company now, didn’t really understand the business. So I moved in next door to him in Connecticut and taught him all about lifting weights and riding motorcycles and partying like a mad man; and then I taught him about the wrestling business and making money. And now I’m doing that again with TNA Wrestling.
The reason I decided to get back into it is because I’m ready to flip this business over again. It’s getting real boring with only one company stuffing this programming down your throat and not allowing fans and the wrestlers the chance to make a choice, and I think it’s really important to be able to make that choice instead of just having one option and one option only.
GN: How do you think your presence will help improve the visibility of TNA Wrestling and overall buzz about wrestling in general?
HH: The proof is already out there. In the course of a few days we’ve got more buzz going for TNA Wrestling then it’s had in seven years. For example, no other wrestling organization had ever been able to get into Madison Square Garden in New York for like, 100 years, because Vince owns it and his family owned it before him. So I came in and was like, “Watch this.” And we did a press conference at Madison Square Garden.
All I told these guys was that they should give me a chance. If they didn’t like what I was doing they can tell me to take a hike, but let me have the chance to come in and take a shot at it. Let the fans and the other wrestlers take a look and decide for themselves what they’re in to and I’m confident that I will get this thing rockin’.
United States Champion The Miz def. Evan Bourne Sheamus def. Jamie Noble Kofi Kingston, MVP & Mark Henry def. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase Alicia Fox def. Kelly Kelly, Eve, Gail Kim, Brie Bella and Nikki Bella in a Divas Battle Royal Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho def. WWE Champion John Cena and Unified Tag Team Champion Big Show in a Non-title Triple Threat Match
WORCESTER, Mass. - Despite a clear lack of guitar, drums and satanic imagery, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne rocked the DCU Center nonetheless. The heavy metal madman and maven entered to the energetic screams of the WWE Universe and proceeded to arrange a scorching set list for the evening.
Chris Jericho def. WWE Champion John Cena and Big Show in a Non-title Triple Threat Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) At Survivor Series, WWE Champion John Cena will face down Triple H and Shawn Michaels in a Triple Threat Match. That same evening, Big Show and Chris Jericho will battle each other and The Undertaker in their own three-way encounter. Tonight, however, Cena, Show and Jericho were compelled to clash with one another in a Triple Threat Match that would put alliances to the test.
Consider that test aced. The Unified Tag Team Champions not only bested Cena when Jericho scored the pin, the two worked in tandem to punish The Champ when he was down. When DX, who had been sitting ringside to observe, charged the ring to mount a defense, Show & Jericho also managed to pummel them, leaving Triple H, HBK and Cena woozy on the canvas as the Unified Tag Team Champions beamed down at their handy work.
Ricky Hatton to serve as Raw special guest host next week When Raw hops the pond to England next Monday night, native son and former world welterweight champion Ricky Hatton will go the distance as Raw’s special guest host. The show, featuring the boxing great, is sure to pack a wallop, so don’t miss any of the action.
Alicia Fox won Divas Battle Royal to become No. 1 contender for Divas Championship (PHOTOS | WATCH) Alicia Fox climbed into the squared circle with Eve, Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim and Brie and Nikki Bella as each of the sexy, smart and powerful Divas vied to become the No. 1 contender for the Divas Title. Current champion Melina watched as Kelly Kelly eliminated Gail. Then, as Eve looked to be in fine position, Jack Swagger strolled down to the ring to watch the match, distracting Eve and allowing Alicia to capitalize. The leggy Diva then eliminated Kelly Kelly for the victory, guaranteeing her an opportunity at capturing the Butterfly.
The Osbournes and The Great Khali hosted “Raw’s Got Talent” (PHOTOS | WATCH) In her role as a judge on America’s Got Talent, Sharon Osbourne has seen her share of talent-needy contestants. However, when Sharon, her husband Ozzy and The Great Khali lined up to judge the first-ever “Raw’s Got Talent,” the three were confronted with what can best be described as talent-impoverished Superstars.
First up, Santino Marella did his best Ozzy and bit the head off of a “Batman” doll. Next up, Chris Masters flexed his sizable pecs to the music of “Crazy Train.” The final insult, though, arrived courtesy of Chavo Guerrero and Jillian, who massacred the Ozzy-Lita Ford duet “Close My Eyes Forever.” Compounding the abomination, the tone-deaf Diva then belted out her rendition of Britney Spears’ “Oops, I Did It Again.”
Sharon would have none of it. She insisted that Jillian pipe down before unleashing a well deserved slap across the face. After Chavo began screaming at Ozzy to control his wife, Khali quickly laid out the self-proclaimed “Mexican Warrior.” Then, Hornswoggle, dressed as a young Jack Osbourne, climbed to the top rope and dropped a Tadpole Splash, effectively pulling the plug on Chavo.
Kofi Kingston, MVP & Mark Henry def. Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase (PHOTOS | WATCH) Randy Orton probably figured he could ambush Kofi Kingston last week and get away with it. After all, he and his Legacy henchmen are an intimidating trio. Unfortunately for Orton, Kofi doesn’t intimidate easily. In fact, once struck by The Viper, Kofi trained his considerable ire on Orton, destroying the prized NASCAR auto given to him by Legacy.
Kofi wasn’t finished there, though. This week, he faced Orton in singles competition and appeared to be getting the best of his rival when Orton bailed from the ring and regrouped with Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase in a plan to attack his opponent. Raw guest hosts Ozzy and Sharon had anticipated the dastardly deed, however, and quickly arranged for Orton & Legacy to face Kofi and his new partners, MVP & Mark Henry.
Once Randy Orton tried to get dirty by pulling Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase into his match with Kofi Kingston, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne forced The Viper and his Legacy crew into a Six-Man Tag Team Match against Kofi, MVP & Mark Henry. The six Superstars traded blows until The World’s Strongest Man sealed the victory for his squad with help from Kofi, who nailed Orton with a heavy-hitting crescendo sending him flying out of the ring. Moments later, Rhodes found himself trapped under Henry, who scored the pin for his team.
Sheamus def. Jamie Noble (PHOTOS | WATCH) Sheamus is not to be trifled with. The Celtic Warrior made a strong statement last week, during his Raw debut, that he will be a force to reckon with on Monday nights. Slamming an exclamation point on that statement, Sheamus again punished his opponent, Jamie Noble, and vowed to end the career of the West Virginia native. The Celtic Warrior may have even lived up to his vow; he left Noble motionless outside the ring, forcing EMTs to carry him out on a stretcher.
United States Champion The Miz def. Evan Bourne (PHOTOS | WATCH) Last week, United States Champion The Miz found himself counted out during his loss to the high-flying Evan Bourne. Perhaps that’s why the arrogant athlete was none too pleased to be forced to put his title on the line against “Air” Bourne. With his gold hanging in the balance, Miz focused his game, and this time, he managed to ground Bourne to retain his title.
Raw guest hosts Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne arranged a series of matches (PHOTOS | WATCH) Despite a clear lack of guitar, drums and satanic imagery, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne rocked the DCU Center nonetheless. The heavy metal madman and maven entered to the energetic screams of the WWE Universe and proceeded to arrange a scorching set list for the evening.
Before they could, however, they were confronted by a host of disgruntled Superstars, including United States Champion The Miz, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase and Unified Tag Team Champion Big Show. Each grumbled about a perceived injustice they faced during the prior week’s Raw and made a series of demands of Ozzy and Sharon.
Instead, DX joined the proceedings and assisted the Osbournes in arranging the night’s matches much to the dismay of the other Superstars. The first match arranged will pit The Miz in a title bout against Evan Bourne. Secondly, the duo helped Sharon set Kofi Kingston in a match versus Randy Orton. And finally, Ozzy, despite Big Show’s protests, arranged a Triple Threat Match pitting The World’s Largest Athlete against WWE Champion John Cena and Chris Jericho.
ROCHESTER, N.Y.– After proving its show superiority at WWE Bragging Rights, SmackDown turned its full attention to all-out Survival.
Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho def. Kane – Jericho earned a World Heavyweight Championship opportunity at Survivor Series (PHOTOS | WATCH) Following a controversial victory by The SmackDown Seven this past Sunday, co-captains Jericho and Kane both attempted to collect a golden opportunity from their SmackDown General Manager. As a result, Theodore Long announced that the two Superstars would face each other, with the winner being inserted into the World Title Match at Survivor Series between World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker and Big Show.(PHOTOS | WATCH)
When the smoked cleared at the end of the night, it was the first-ever Undisputed WWE Champion who reigned supreme over The Big Red Machine, executing the Codebreaker as Kane was descending from the top rope. The huge victory propelled Jericho into an explosive Triple Threat World Heavyweight Championship Match at Survivor Series (Match preview).
Problems intensified between Rey Mysterio and Batista (PHOTOS | WATCH) At WWE Bragging Rights, Batista snapped on his comrade-in-arms Rey Mysterio, blaming the masked Superstar for costing him the gold against The Phenom. And while Mysterio returned to SmackDown trying to rectify the situation, The Animal wanted to have no part of it. Instead, Batista demanded The Master of the 619 leave “his” ring. Mysterio continuously refused, trying desperately to fix things between himself and his “best friend.” Finally, an incensed Batista walked away.
Later, when Matt Hardy tried to prevent Batista from making the same mistakes he did against a “brother,” Batista responded by throwing him into a chain link fence (WATCH). As a result, The Animal will take on Hardy next week.
Dolph Ziggler def. Intercontinental Champion John Morrison by count-out (PHOTOS | WATCH) Though Dolph Ziggler may be “Mr. Ziggles” to The Shaman of Sexy, his name was Mr. Winner this week on SmackDown. After Ziggler avoided Starship Pain by exiting the ring, he used both quick thinking and the announce table to incapacitate The Friday Night Delight long enough to pick up the win by count-out.
Beth Phoenix def. local athlete (PHOTOS | WATCH) “The Fabulous Firebird” followed up her crucial Team Blue pinfall in the SmackDown vs. Raw Divas Tag Team Match this past Sunday by decimating a local competitor with the powerful Glam Slam.
Matt Hardy def. Eric Escobar (PHOTOS | WATCH) Despite a knee injury, Matt Hardy hit a surprise neckbreaker to overcome newcomer Eric Escobar in a hard-fought rematch of their WWE Bragging Rights qualifier two weeks ago. The loss marked Escobar’s first singles defeat in WWE.
Drew McIntyre vs. Finlay ended in a No Contest (PHOTOS | WATCH) Drew McIntyre - the Superstar personally signed by Mr. McMahon - attacked Finlay before their match could begin. His brutal yet effective assault on The Belfast Brawler served as yet another example by The Scottish Superstar that the “party has just begun.”
Cryme Tyme presented the: “Diva Halloween Costume Contest” (PHOTOS | WATCH) With JTG and Shad at the mic, Natalya, Layla, Michelle McCool and Mickie James went Halloween, modeling their costumes before the WWE Universe as only the smart, sexy, and powerful could. But when Mickie James won the contest, beautiful bedlam quickly ensued. Though Mickie made short work of both Natalya and Layla, her offense came to a sudden halt, thanks to a vicious kick by Michelle.
CM Punk def. Scott Armstrong (PHOTOS | WATCH) One week after losing the World Heavyweight Championship Submission Match to The Demon of Death Valley, The Straightedge Superstar was given a match against official Scott Armstrong by Mr. McMahon himself. Though Armstrong refused to go down easy, hitting Punk with some good punches, in the end, The Second City Saint made quick work of his outmatched opponent with the GTS.
Low-Ki (Kaval) and Dos Caras Jr (Antonio Banderas, Dos, among others) have been two of WWE’s most talked about developmental wrestlers in recent memory. Neither, however, has been particularly active as of late.
F4WOnline.com’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, however, maintains that both are still under WWE contract.
Low-Ki is still on the official roster but has missed time to deal with a knee surgery . Those Dos Caras Jr was not on the FCW website’s roster at press time, he, too, is believed to still be part of WWE’s developmental unit.
Last night's edition of TNA iMPACT! did a 1.3 cable rating., up from recent weeks. We're guessing that Hulk Hogan's signing had to do with the increased rating. That is a 20% jump and also went head-to-head with the World Series which did over 19 million viewers on FOX which is crazy good.
Last night's edition of WWE Superstars did a 0.9 cable rating. The replay did a 0.2 cable rating.
The October 29 edition of TNA iMPACT on Spike TV scored a 1.3 cable rating, with an average audience of 1.7 million viewers up against the Major League Baseball World Series. TNA was ranked #2 in the Males 18-49 demographic among basic cable networks, with a 1.10 in that demo -- their highest since April of this year. The footage of Hulk Hogan's press conference was the lowest rated segment of the show, while the trend of Scott Steiner being in the highest rated segment continued. This was TNA’s largest average audience since July. Here is a complete breakdown of the quarter-hour ratings:
Q1: 1.21 - Kurt Angle/Desmond Wolfe promo; AJ/Joe promo Q2: 1.27 - Tara vs. Alyssa Flash; Team 3D promo Q3: 1.26 - Machine Guns vs. 3D; Steiner promo; Young vs. Lashley Q4: 1.30 - Young vs. Lashley; Steiner run-in; Nash promo; AJ/Daniels promo Q5: 1.24 - The Beautiful People vs. Christy Hemme & Hamada Q6: 1.19 - Abyss vs. Dr Stevie; Matt Morgan vs. Rhino Q7: 1.24 - Samoa Joe/Daniels promo; Homicide attacks Don West; Kurt promo Q8: 1.18 - Kurt Angle vs. Desmond Wolfe; Hogan press conference
Frankie Kazarian asked for his release from TNA at the last set of television tapings because he's been frustrated with the creative direction for his character, Suicide. Management initially agreed to grant him the release, but AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels soothed over the situation and his release was never finalized.
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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