The New York Daily News has published comments that Hulk Hogan made to a fan at a recent book signing regarding his vision for TNA Wrestling. Hogan said that he hopes to bring in Steve Austin, Randy Savage, Rob Van Dam, and the Nasty Boys tag team to TNA. He also wants to start a new Monday Night War against WWE.
"I wish to talk to Rob Van Dam, who is considering returning to the ring, and convince him to join TNA," Hogan said. "Plus I'm also wishing to contact ex-Nasty Boy Brian Knobbs, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Macho Man Randy Savage."
The newspaper reports that Hogan is pushing for TNA programming on Monday nights, which was one rumored around the time it was announced Hogan and Eric Bischoff are partnering with TNA.
Hogan says he "considered for months" guest-hosting Monday's Raw from Madison Square Garden before he "sealed the deal" with TNA.
World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker def. Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho Beth Phoenix def. local athlete Intercontinental Champion John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler – double count out - Intercontinental Championship Match Drew McIntyre vs. Finlay – double disqualification Natalya def. Mickie James CM Punk def. R-Truth
SHEFFIELD, England – Jolly Old England was transformed into a ferocious festival of aggressive assaults as the knights and rogues of SmackDown clashed just nine days before Survivor Series.
World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker def. Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH) For the first time ever, the self-proclaimed “best at what he does” went one-on-one with The Phenom. And in the climatic finish of an absolutely brutal battle that kept the United Kingdom on the edge of their seats from the start, Undertaker ultimately reigned supreme with the dreaded Hell’s Gate. When Jericho’s partner-in-gold, Big Show, attacked after the bell, the double-team drew the Big Red wrath of The Deadman’s brother, Kane.
As a result, Mr. McMahon revealed that next week, Jericho and The Big Show will face the reunited Brothers of Destruction. (WATCH)
What effect will the monumental main event have on the Survivor Series Triple Threat Match just 48-hours later? (Match preview)
Survivor Series Contract Signing between Rey Mysterio and Batista turns volatile (PHOTOS | WATCH) Batista demanded that in addition to the standard Survivor Series match contract, Rey Mysterio must sign a “Hold Harmless Agreement,” preventing legal action against The Animal for anything he might do to his former comrade-in-arms when they meet at the Nov. 22 pay-per-view. After reluctantly signing it, The Ultimate Underdog proceeded to flip the signing table over onto Batista, adding insult to injury as he stepped onto it while making his exit. (Match preview)
Intercontinental Champion John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler ended in a double count-out (PHOTOS | WATCH) Blinded by the pure intensity of battle, Dolph Ziggler hurled both himself and The Guru of Greatness off the top turnbuckle and out onto the floor. The impact of the fall assured than neither Superstar would be able to answer the official’s count.
The WWE Universe later learned that Morrison and Ziggler will return to settle things next week during a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match, with The Friday night Delight’s prestigious Intercontinental Championship once again on the line.
Who will walk into their Traditional Survivor Series Elimination Tag Team Match with the gold around their waist? (Match preview)
CM Punk def. R-Truth (PHOTOS | WATCH) One week after a fast count by aggravated WWE official Scott Armstrong cost CM Punk his match against R-Truth, The Straightedge Superstar overcame the rapping Superstar with a little help from his surroundings. As R-Truth was escaping the GTS and attempting a counter pinfall, The Second City Saint suddenly dropped down upon him, clutching the ropes to secure his three-count, just outside the official’s view.
What effect will Punk’s victory have on the momentum of Team Kingston vs. Team Orton at Survivor Series? (Match preview)
Natalya def. Mickie James (PHOTOS | WATCH) Thanks to the treacherous actions of Women’s Champion Michelle McCool and Layla, Natalya triumphed over Mickie James. Just as it looked as if Mickie was gaining the upper hand over The Hart Dynasty Diva, the devious duo appeared, proceeding to destroy Mickie’s ring attire. Natalya used the distraction to lock in the excruciating Sharpshooter, giving her opponent no choice but to submit.
How will things continue to heat up as Team Mickie prepares to face Team Michelle at Survivor Series? (Match preview)
Drew McIntyre vs. Finlay ended in a double disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH) Two weeks after McIntyre viciously attacked Finlay before the bell, the Superstar that Mr. McMahon personally signed to SmackDown continued his rampage through Friday nights. After the official stopped his return match with Finlay because neither Superstar would separate at his command, The Belfast Brawler attempted to call on his fateful shillelagh. However, McIntyre quickly countered with an effective kick, delivering a menacing shillelagh assault of his own.
Could McIntyre’s aggression be the difference when Team Morrison meets Team Miz at Survivor Series? (Match preview)
Beth Phoenix def. Local Athlete (PHOTOS | WATCH) For the third week in a row, “The Fabulous Firebird” decimated a local competitor, showing the full measure of her dominance before finishing off her unlucky prey with the earth-shattering Glam Slam.
Will The Glamazon’s superiority lead Team Michelle to definitive success against Team Mickie at Survivor Series? (Match preview)
Indy wrestler Davey Richards (who wrestles for Ring of Honor and other indy promotions) has a new blog up on his official MySpace noting that there is some possible interest his way from WWE. "This year many have said I've had more great matches then anyone, vs. KENTA, vs. Danielson, vs. SHINGO, vs. Omega, vs. Strong, ect. Even WWE has come knocking. But no one understands why, it's not for attention I do this, it's not for money, it's not for notoriety. It's for my beliefs, my morals, my creed. I am a man who belives hard work must be rewarded and laziness must be punished. I've simply walked away from places before who I feel have not shared this moral with me."
As reported earlier, Frankie Kazarian asked for his release from Total Nonstop Action Wrestling at the last set of iMPACT! tapings in Orlando. The former X Division champion is reportedly unhappy playing the character known as Suicide and many say he's been complaining a lot in the locker room as of late about the way he's being used. Management initially accepted his request for his release from the company, but AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels talked him out of leaving, so no paperwork was drawn up.
Many felt Kazarian was making a big mistake by asking for his release since he's already burned a bridge with World Wrestling Entertainment by refusing to cut his hair when he was under contract to them in 2005. He subsequently asked for his release a few days later.
TNA Impact 11/12/09 From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida Announcers: Mike Tenay and Taz
We start off with a look back at the announcement of the announcement that Hulk Hogan signed with TNA. Then we see the owner’s meeting with the wrestlers.
Mick Foley is with Super Dave Osborne in his office and Mick talks about Dave’s show. Dave mentions that Mick Foley will be on the show on December 1st. Dave says that he doesn’t want to over plug his show. Mick mentions he has a book coming out in 2010 so he needs to be equal on the plugging tasks. Foley says that Dave gets to book one match because Foley only got one sketch on Dave’s show. Mick says that it cannot be a title match and if Knockouts are involved, they have to be dressed appropriately. Mick wants to talk to Jeremy. Foley tells Jeremy to keep an eye on Dave.
Lethal enters and he looks for Hogan and he mentions his Legend’s challenge. Lethal talks about Dave’s role on Curb Your Enthusiasm. Lethal says that he wants to know who his opponent is.
Jeremy asks Dave if he follows his tweets and Dave says that he prefers to talk to people.
Mick Foley comes out and he joins Mike and Taz at the announce table. Mike and Taz mention that Foley was not aware of the Hogan partnership with TNA. Foley says that he did not get the e-mail in a timely fashion.
Match Number One: Dr. Stevie with Daffney versus Abyss
Abyss with a boot to a charging Stevie for a near fall. Abyss misses a charge into the corner but Stevie misses a charge of his own and Abyss gets a near fall with a rollup. Abyss gets Stevie up for Shock Treatment but Stevie gets out of the hold and then he clips Abyss’ knee and connects with elbow drops and a leg drop for a near fall. Stevie with an elbow drop for a near fall. Stevie with a Steviekick for a near fall. Stevie yells at Abyss. Abyss grabs Stevie by the throat but Stevie with a kick. Abyss hits the Black Hole Slam but the lights go out.
The lights go back on and both men are down. Stevie rolls over and he gets the three count. Winner: Dr. Stevie
After the match, Daffney gives a chair to Stevie. Foley leaves the announce table and he punches Stevie. Foley checks on Abyss and then he goes after Stevie. Foley gets the chair and the lights go out again. There is a flash in the ring and there is a fireball.
The lights go back on and Raven is in the ring and he hits the Evenflow DDT. Security checks on Foley after the fireball while Raven, Stevie, and Daffney pose in the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Raven, Stevie, and Daffney are in the back with Jeremy Borash. Stevie asks Abyss what he didn’t understand. Stevie says that he is here to stay forever in TNA. It was Abyss who wanted to bring the pain. Raven says that the last time Foley got between him and one of his playmates, Terry Funk caught on fire. Now Foley had to burn. Raven says that it is good to be back with Abyss to reminisce about war stories. Raven says that they are going to have so much fun playing in the sandbox. Raven says that there are differences between him and Abyss.
Mike and Taz continue to talk about the Hogan signing and they wonder how the signing will affect Sting. Next week, Sting will be interviewed about Hulk Hogan.
We have a Sting and Hogan video package.
Match Number Two: Alissa Flash versus Traci Brooks
They lock up and Traci with a clean break but Flash chokes Traci in the corner and kicks her arm. Flash with forearms to Traci as she works on the arm. Flash with an elbow to the arm followed by a shoulder breaker for a near fall. Flash with a Flatline and then she slams Traci’s injured arm onto the mat. Alissa with a arm bar and Traci taps. Winner: Alissa Flash
After the match, Traci attacks Alissa from behind and she takes her to the floor as we hear the bleeps fly. Traci tells Alissa that she is going to kill her.
We see boots walking into commercial.
Match Number Three: Jay Lethal versus Jim Neidhart in a Legend’s Challenge
They lock up and Neidhart with punches followed by a back body drop. Neidhart misses a charge into the corner and Lethal with a double sledge from the top turnbuckle. Lethal with jabs to Neidhart followed by a clothesline but Neidhart hits one as well. Lethal drops Neidhart on the top rope and gets a near fall. Lethal with a running elbow but he misses a second one. Lethal tries for a cross body and Neidhart catches him and hits a power slam for the three count. Winner: Jim Neidhart
We go to footage from earlier today of Lauren’s interview with Bobby Lashley. Lashley says that Steiner did not have to bring Kristal into this and then he is interrupted by someone from production and he is told that he is needed in the truck. They show Lashley footage of Steiner saying that he is not at the Impact Zone. He says that Lashley is too aggressive. He says that the husband is the last to find out that his woman is in love with another man. Steiner says that he tried to check in but he did not have his wallet. Steiner says that he is nice enough to have Lashley’s room. Lashley heads to the hotel and we have a camera crew following Lashley as we go to commercial.
We see Velvet, Madison, and Lacey walking in the back and we return to commercial.
We are back and Super Dave is in the office and he is on the phone with Mick. They talk about Mick being at the hospital. Dave wants to go to the hospital but then Jeremy says that they are in charge. Dave says that he is in charge. Dave wants a match to be put together in honor of Mick. Jeremy says that the X Division is the way to go.
Match Number Four: Lacey Von Erich, Velvet Sky, Madison Rayne, and Awesome Kong versus Tara, Sarita, ODB, and Taylor Wilde
Madison and Tara start things off and Madison pushes Tara down but Tara pushes Madison down and then she takes Madison down and applies a front face lock and bridge. Taylor tags in and she works on the arm. Taylor with an arm drag and then she tags in Sarita. Taylor sends Sarita onto Madison. Lacey tags in and they lock up. Lacey backs Sarita into the corner and she kicks Sarita. Lacey with a kick and forearm to the back and she gets a near fall as we go to commercial.
We are back and Velvet with a snap mare to Sarita followed by a kick to the back. Velvet misses a drop kick and Sarita hits a drop kick of her own. We see footage from the break of Velvet and Madison working over Sarita. ODB tags in and she goes after everyone. ODB with an Irish whip to Madison and then she hits a splash into the corner on Velvet and then Madison. ODB with a bronco buster to Velvet. ODB with a fallaway slam to Madison and she kips up. Lacey with a clothesline to ODB. Tara with a punch to Lacey but Kong knocks Tara down. Taylor tries for a cross body on Kong but Taylor bounces off Kong. Wilde avoids the Awesome Bomb but she cannot avoid the Implant Buster and Kong gets the three count. Winners: Velvet Sky, Awesome Kong, Madison Rayne, and Lacey Von Erich
After the match, we see Kong and Tara stare each other down.
The X Division are in the office and Dave asks them to bust their asses like they have never done so before. He wants them to donate this match to Mick Foley. He wants them to risk their lives, just like he does in his career.
We go to commercial with comments about Hulk Hogan working with Dixie Carter.
Kurt Angle is walking in the back as we return to commercial.
We are back and we have footage of the Lashley/Steiner hotel confrontation. We see Lashley running down the hall and he enters his room and sees Kristal in there. Kristal says that she is okay but Bobby turns around and Steiner attacks him. Steiner hits Lashley with a lamp and then he leaves while Kristal asks for security.
Kurt Angle comes to the ring via the Anglevator. Kurt mentions that Sunday’s match might be the most important match of his life. Over the last few months, Matt Morgan and A.J. Styles took him to the limit. Those men have reached their full potential and are almost at the level of Kurt Angle. Kurt says that he strives for competition to show who is the best. He has respect for those people. He does not have respect for a punk who comes off the street and tries to break his neck. Last week, he laid in traction for three days wondering if he had to go back to square one with his broken neck. Kurt says that Desmond went for Kurt’s weakness but two weeks later, he is back in his wrestling ring. Kurt says that Desmond has earned nothing and has proven nothing. He will end his career on Sunday.
Desmond appears on the BrotherTron and he says that he does not want to be around Angle tonight. Desmond says that he is not here to beat Angle, he is here to end Angle’s career. Desmond says that he isn’t in TNA to be better than Angle. He is here to take Wolfe’s place. Desmond tells Kurt to bring his mangled body into the ring. Wolfe tries to attack Angle from behind but Angle avoids it and hits a European uppercut and he punches Wolfe. Wolfe leaves the ring. They fight on the floor and Angle with a European uppercut and forearms to the back. Angle with another European uppercut and then Angle gets a chair but Wolfe moves out of the way and Wolfe hits a DDT on the floor. Wolfe hits Angle with the chair as the video starts for the third time. Meanwhile, Wolfe says the third time is the charm.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Super Dave Osborne has made his way to ringside to join Mike and Taz.
Match Number Five: Amazing Red, Chris Sabin, and Alex Shelley versus Kiyoshi, Sheik Abdul Bashir, and Homicide
The World Elite go after their opponents as the bell rings. Homicide and Shelley are the official first men in and Homicide with a back elbow. Bashir tags in and he punches Shelley and sends him into the turnbuckles. Bashir chokes Shelley and hits a neck breaker for a near fall. Kiyoshi tags in and he connects with a forearm to the back. Shelley with a chop but Kiyoshi with chops to Shelley. Shelley with chops of his own. Kiyoshi with a snap mare and a low clothesline for a near fall. Kiyoshi runs into a boot and Shelley tries to make the tag. Kiyoshi with a jawbreaker and Homicide brings the barbed wire bat to the ring but security takes him away.
Kiyoshi tags Bashir back in and they double team Shelley. Shelley sends Kiyoshi to the apron and then the floor. Bashir is sent into the turnbuckles. Red tags in and hits a double drop kick and a spin kick to Kiyoshi and Bashir. Red with an elbow to Bashir and a kick to Kiyoshi. Red with a spin kick off Kiyoshi’s back. Red with a satellite DDT to Kiyoshi. Red with a corkscrew plancha onto Kiyoshi. Shelley with a cross body while Sabin hits a neck breaker on Bashir for the three count. Winners: Amazing Red, Alex Shelley, and Chris Sabin
Lauren is with Desmond Wolfe and she says that she has never seen anyone have Kurt Angle’s number. Desmond says that his goal is to be Kurt Angle. He has followed Kurt’s path. He says that he is here to replace Kurt Angle. He is a younger, better looking, more determined, and healthier version. He came close to ending Kurt’s career but enough to be able to finish off the job on Sunday. He says that everyone will bow to his howl. We go to commercial.
We are back and do you remember last week when Dixie Carter gave her Win One for the Dixster speech? We have highlights.
Team 3D come to the ring and they are joined by Rhino. Ray says that life is about a couple of things. It is about change and about choice. Dixie Carter said that there would be a lot of changes in TNA and the locker room would have to make the choice whether they are on board or not on board. Ray says that they are on board. Last week, he had a choice and he chose to wrap a steel chair around Matt Morgan and Hernandez’s head. He had some time to think about that choice and after thinking about it, he was glad to make that choice. For a while Rhino has been telling them that the younger talent has been trying to take out the veterans of the company. Ray tells Rhino that he is sorry that he did not believe him. He says that Rhino has had their back for the last 15 years while everyone else tries to stab them in the back. Ray tells the younger talent that is going to try to take them out, he says that will not happen. He says that they will hold the younger talent down so this does not happen. Ray wants Hernandez and Matt Morgan to come out right now.
Hernandez and Matt Morgan come out. Matt says that isn’t the way things work any more. If he has something to say to them, they come up to talk to them. Ray insults Morgan and Hernandez. Hernandez tells them that everything that they got in TNA, they took. They took it because they can.
Ray says that he cannot understand what Hernandez is saying. He brings up their challenge for Turning Point and wonders if they have a partner or if they are waiting for a partner to be given to them by TNA management. Matt says that they can take care of them by themselves. Devon tells them that they better hope that someone answers their call because they will be taken out.
D’Angelo Dinero’s music plays and he comes out. He says that they have to look no further for the third man. Matt Morgan is the future. Hernandez is the future.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Matt Morgan does a public service announcement about ADHD.
Lauren is with part of the World Elite. Lauren mentions that the British Invasion’s suspension has been lifted. If they lose or are disqualified, James Storm and Robert Roode are in the tag title match on Sunday. Magnus says that they have been discriminated against. Doug Williams says that they are a proud team and they will make sure that James Storm and Robert Roode will no longer darken a ring with the ring again. Eric Young complains about how TNA management did not live up to their suspension and he says that this is a sign of poor management. Eric Young says that he was a huge fan of Hulk Hogan’s when he was three years old.
It is time to run through the card for Turning Point.
We go to commercial.
James Storm and Robert Roode make their way through the back as we return to commercial.
Jeremy Borash is with A.J. Styles and he asks about the title match. Jeremy suggests that A.J. and Daniels are not on the same page. A.J. apologizes to Daniels because he was not the one who jumped him. A.J. says that he will not apologize for being the best. They are not on the same page because of what Joe did. A.J. mentions that he has been jumped three weeks in a row. He gave the match to Daniels because he wanted to give him a match. A.J. says that maybe Daniels wants what A.J. has worked so hard for. He says that Joe has been stirring the pot. The games will not work any more because A.J. is the best at what he does.
Match Number Six: Brutus Magnus and Doug Williams versus James Storm and Robert Roode in a Non Title Match
Williams and Roode start off and Roode with a shoulder tackle and clothesline. Roode with a back body drop to Magnus. Roode clotheslines Williams over the top rope while Storm clotheslines Magnus over the top rope to the floor. Williams wants to go to the back but Magnus reminds them about the stipulation. Roode with a drop toe hold to Williams and then Storm is tagged in and he works on the arm. Magnus yells at Rob to leave and get rid of the chair. Magnus trips Roode and Williams with a back elbow. Magnus is tagged in and he kicks and chokes Roode. Magnus sends Roode into the turnbuckles and tags in Williams. They do the cross arm clothesline and then they pose instead of getting the victory. Williams with a near fall and then he applies a rear chin lock. Williams pulls Roode down by the hair. Magnus tags in and Williams charges into a boot and then Roode with a double blockbuster and everyone except Storm is down. Storm tags in and he punches Magnus and Williams. Storm with a face buster and a neck breaker. Storm brings Williams in and hits a bulldog. Storm sends Magnus to the apron but Magnus with a punch. Storm with a punch and an IEDDT. Storm and Roode with a double suplex on Williams and it is time to announce their team name instead of trying to win. Roode with a clothesline while Storm hits a lungblower on Magnus but they can only get a two count. A chair is brought into the ring and Magnus wants to use it but Williams stops him. Williams and Magnus collide and Williams is sent outside the ring. Roode and Storm hit DWI for the three count. Winners: James Storm and Robert Roode
Lauren stops Roode and Storm outside the ring for their comments. Roode says that on Sunday they will prove why they are the greatest TNA tag team of all time. Storm tells them sorry about their damn luck. We go to commercial.
We are back and Matt Morgan, Hernandez, and D’Angelo Dinero are with Jeremy Borash. Hernandez says that he does not trust a man who wears sunglasses all the time. Matt says that he has been around the block and he wonders how he can trust a street pimp. Dinero says that there is a code of honor and a code of respect. When he gives his word, it is golden. If Team 3D and Rhino want a fight, he is going to team with Matt and Hernandez. At Turning Point, they are going to be pimping.
Lauren is with Daniels and she asks Daniels about how it might be more than a wrestling match. Daniels wants to know if that is a way to talk about A.J. accusing him of attacking A.J. or having a match against A.J. after being dropped on his neck. Daniels says that they are still friends, but when the bell rings, there are no friends in the ring. If TNA supported him the way that the company supported A.J., he could have been champion. Daniels wants to know why the match is a three way on Sunday instead of a one-on-one match.
We see footage of Joe choking out A.J. Styles after A.J.’s match last week.
Match Number Seven: Samoa Joe versus A.J. Styles in a Non Title Match
Styles chases after Joe on the floor and then Joe goes back to the floor. Styles continues to follow. Back in the ring, Styles with the phenomenal drop kick but Joe sends Styles into the turnbuckles. Joe with punches in the corner and then he face washes Styles. Joe with the power bomb into an STF and then he turns it into a Crippler Crossface. Styles gets to the ropes. Joe with more jabs to Styles and then he connects with more punches. Styles with punches of his own followed by a chop. Joe runs into a boot. Joe with a clothesline to A.J. for a near fall. Joe tries for another power bomb but Styles escapes and hits a spin kick. Joe avoids a Styles Clash with a back body drop. Styles avoids a clothesline and hits a pele kick. Styles goes up top but Daniels hits the ropes and Styles goes to the mat. Styles and Daniels argue and Joe smiles. Styles slaps Daniels and Joe with the choke to Styles and Styles passes out. Winner: Samoa Joe
After the match, Joe holds the title belt as he stands over Styles.
WWE unified tag champion the Big Show was interviewed by the UK's Daily Star this week and commented on Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair returning to the ring later this month in Australia.
Show, a longtime friend of Hulk Hogan, said:
"I just think it was a situation where two guys who love the industry wanted to go again," he told the Star. "That’s the thing, no matter how long you do this for, or how old you are, you still have a love and a passion for the business. I wish them all the best."
When asked whether his own career is winding down, he said:
“I get sore and a little lame and I have a bad attitude generally – but I still love coming to work. I’m the kind of guy who can’t sit still for longer than two or three days in a row anyway! If there comes a time where I can’t go out and entertain the fans then I’ll call it a day but that’s not here yet. I’m enjoying the moment."
- According to Mike Aldren of The Wrestling Globe Newsletter, Rey Mysterio needs knee surgery at some point because his ACL and PCL are said to be completely destroyed. Aldren says he is currently working through a lot of pain and his injured joint is virtually bone on bone.
According to Bryan Alvarez, WWE is said to be very unhappy with the announcers situation and they are currently seeking new ones. It is being rumored that former announcer Sean Mooney (from the late 1980's/early 1990's) could be returning as he was recently sighted at WWE Headquarters in Stamford. This is surprising due to the fact that Mooney has greatly distanced himself from the wrestling industry since he left WWE in 1993.
Alvarez is reporting that there have been tryouts and he also believes that Jim Ross is in a great position right now because of all this.
- The word is that WWE has pretty much given up on the push of Eric Escobar as he’s been working more in FCW as of late. WWE may find another role for Vickie Guerrero unless things with Escobar turn around.
Matt Hardy def. David Hart Smith Shelton Benjamin def. Zack Ryder by Count-Out MVP def. Ted DiBiase
This week on “WWE Superstars” on WGN America, three separate matches pitting Superstars against one another saw distractions by their cohorts that led to their own destruction.
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MVP def. Ted DiBiase (PHOTOS | WATCH) Prior to their match, DiBiase insulted MVP, Mark Henry & Kofi Kingston just as he did on Raw, referring to them as “street thugs,” but it was The Ballin’ Superstar who was laughing last after pinning the third-generation Superstar Thursday night. Things didn’t look good for MVP with DiBiase focusing on his left arm throughout the match, but the tide changed back in his favor quite quickly. When it seemed as though Cody Rhodes’ distraction would halt MVP’s offensive resurgence, his partner, Mark Henry, came to the rescue. After The World’s Strongest Man took care of DiBiase’s partner, The Franchise Playa took care of Ted by rolling him up and, despite his injured arm, holding on just long enough for the win.
Shelton Benjamin def. Zack Ryder by Count-Out (PHOTOS | WATCH) After being distracted by Rosa Mendes’ beauty at ringside a week before on ECW, Zack Ryder looked to redeem himself against Shelton Benjamin, but came up short when his infatuation with Rosa got him counted out. Both competitors displayed incredible athleticism in a back-and-forth match, but after they went tumbling to the outside, Ryder’s attention was drawn to Rosa, making him not notice the referee’s count and costing him the match. Once the Long Island native realized that he had missed the 10-count, he slid back in the ring looking for answers, and like the week before, his keenness with the ECW Diva caused him to be incapacitated by Benjamin’s Paydirt.
Matt Hardy def. David Hart Smith (PHOTOS | WATCH) Just six days after being viciously assaulted by Batista on SmackDown, Matt Hardy had to face The Hart Dynasty’s most brutish competitor, David Hart Smith, and surprised the third-generation Superstar with a roll-up for the win. Throughout the bout, Smith wreaked havoc on his opponent using his power to dominate much of the match, but Hardy’s “never say die” attitude kept him fighting. After being frustrated by his colleague’s several near-falls, Tyson Kidd attempted to get involved, but the distraction backfired with the referee ejecting Kidd & Natalya from ringside, allowing Hardy to roll Smith up for the three-count.
Rob Van Dam tells Simon Rothstein of the UK Sun that Vince McMahon ripped his heart out and stomped on it with the way he handled the resurrection of ECW back in 2006. The former WWE & ECW champion goes in depth about how poorly he feels Vince McMahon handled ECW, the various steps McMahon took to make his version ECW completely different while burying the ECW legacy, Paul Heyman’s reaction to the whole fiasco and more.
Winning the WWE Title & Vince’s ECW: “RVD wasn’t going to be WWE champ, but I brought ECW back because that was my spirit and the spirit of the fans. I knew they wanted to see it and I was feeding off that energy. Winning the world title meant a lot. It gave creditability to ECW. At least for the moment…so we thought! But very shortly afterwards Vince McMahon’s long-term plans started to unfold.
“We were faced with the fact that he would give ECW no credit for anything up until that point and wanted to create this new brand of wrestling that would be a global product and mainstream in every way, with Extreme Rules only as a stipulation every once in a while. Our hearts were ripped out of our chests and stomped on. Vince said: “Nobody remembers the old ECW anyway, Rob. This is something new.” So it was a fun moment, it was short-lived and it’s definitely gone now.
Paul Heyman’s Feelings About the new ECW: He would come to work and just tell me how much disdain and loathing he had for Vince. I remember him saying it was like Vince had raped his wife, because ECW was so close to his heart and Vince f***ed it. He felt Vince enjoyed watching him suffer, while ripping apart the fabric of ECW week by week. But Paul has no resentment now and no desire to get back at Vince. He has made balance and is in a peaceful stage, like I am. It’s just something we laugh about.
According to Dave Meltzer, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is expected to be hosting RAW during the month of January. Johnson will be able to promote his upcoming movie "Tooth Fairy" which opens on 1/22. It is possible that Johnson will be appear on the 1/11 edition of RAW which goes head-to-head with a UFC special. Another option is for him to appear on 1/4 in the event that TNA airs a Monday night special against RAW with the debut of Hulk Hogan.
The latest issue of WWE Magazine (WWE is PG) has Mickie James giving advise to a male reader's query to convince his girlfriend to e-mail him nude photos of herself. Here is her response:
Q: This is gonna sound pervy, but how do I convince my girlfriend to e-mail me nude photos of herself?
Mickie: "There are probably many reasons why a woman wouldn't want to e-mail nude photos of herself. Is she shy? Can you be trusted? Try introducing her to the artistic side of nudity. Wait two weeks and then shoot her a text reading, "You should send me a nude photo of yourself." Who knows, she might be receptive to it!"
Stacy Keibler recently spoke to Kevin Eck of BaltimoreSun.com and was asked whether she'd be the special guest host of WWE Raw when the show comes to her hometown of Baltimore, MD on 11/30.
The former WWE Diva said she reached out to WWE about hosting, but never heard back. "No one has contacted me. I actually had my management contact them, and nobody ever got back to us [laughs]. So I guess they're not interested," she said.
Keibler recently won a contest to determine Baltimore, Maryland's biggest celebrity - beating out baseball great Cal Ripken, Jr. and Olympic hero Michael Phelps.
Keibler was also asked about whether she's heard anything from TNA Wrestling about working for them. "[TNA] hasn't [contacted me], but Mick and I talk regularly," she said. "They haven’t contacted me to do anything, plus I still have my deal with ABC, so I wouldn’t be able to do anything like that."
In an interview with Alex Marvez, TNA wrestler Samoa Joe says he's heard through "mutual acquaintances" that Hulk Hogan is a fan of his hard-hitting in-ring style.
"Hulk seems pretty inspired, from what I'm hearing. I'm a huge personal fan of his. He's always been complimentary when asked about me."
"I don't really know what's going to ultimately happen. TNA has been keeping a tight lid on their plans with Hulk," Joe said. "From what I've gathered being in the (TNA) office this past week, people across the board are excited. The end result should be interesting."
n an interview with Sherdog.com, TNA Wrestling star and MMA fighter says he'd strongly consider walking away from pro wrestling if he was offered an exclusive deal with Strikeforce.
"If it does come to a point where you have to choose, then I'll have to sit back and talk with my family. I want to fight," Lashley said. "TNA is at the understanding where they know my dedication with fighting. If (Strikeforce CEO Scott) Coker comes back and says you have to quit wrestling, then we'll have to cross that bridge."
TNA offered Lashley great money to work a reduced schedule and they understand fighting is his top priority.
Lashley professional MMA record is 4-0, most recently defeating Bob Sapp on June 27th. There were reports over the summer that Strikeforce was negotiating with Bobby Lashley to fight Fedor Emelianenko at last weekend's CBS event. Lashley declined the high profile fight because he didn't think he'd have enough time to train properly, but Strikeforce is interested and can certainly use another rising star with name value in their heavyweight division.
Reigning TNA Women's Knockout Champion ODB recently inked a multi-year deal with the organization. According to PWTorch.com, her contract renewal with the organization actually came as a surprise to friends as she had been discussing jumping to WWE when her previous contract expired in mid-November. She had been telling people the past two months that she didn't think management even realized her contract was coming due because no one had mentioned it to her.
There’s still no definitive word on when Hulk Hogan his TNA debut on television. There is talk that TNA will film something in a private studio to keep the details of his first appearance on Impact from leaking to the internet. For what it’s worth, there’s speculation that he may not make his first real appearance for the company until January.
The decision to hold the Hogan press conference at Madison Square Garden was meant by the Hogan camp as a shot at Vince McMahon, due to the McMahon family’s long history with the building. A source claims Hogan did not inform MSG management that he would announce anything related to TNA, and simple told them there would be a press conference with television cameras.
There are mixed reports of Vince’s reaction to Hogan’s signing. Some witnesses say Vince was in a lousy mood at the Smackdown tapings following the news, while others say Vince was still the same old Vince with his “poker face on.” One source says that there was initially some curiosity within WWE regarding the signing, but that went away when TNA Impact drew a 1.2 rating with Hogan’s segment being the lowest-rated.
Goldust def. Paul Burchill Vance Archer def. local competitor ECW Champion Christian def. William Regal (Title Match)
SHEFFIELD, England – In one of the toughest matches of his ECW career, Christian defeated William Regal in his native country to retain the ECW Championship. It was the rivals’ fairest fight to date, as Ezekiel Jackson and Vladimir Kozlov were banned from ringside, allowing Captain Charisma to prevail over The British Brawler.
ECW Champion Christian def. William Regal in a Title Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) William Regal finally had his wish granted last week by ECW General Manager Tiffany – a title match against Christian. It was a match Regal wanted and obsessed about for months, and Regal’s terms were agreed upon by Christian – with Captain Charisma allowing The British Brawler to contend for the ECW Championship in his homeland, England.
However, with Regal’s Ruthless Roundtable banned from ringside, the odds were stacked fairly for both competitors. This time, Christian and Regal finally met again, one-on-one without distractions or assistance from other Superstars, and it was the ECW Champion who truly triumphed. After breaking out of the Regal Stretch and hitting The British Brawler with a devastating Killswitch, Christian pinned his foe for the hard-fought, monumental victory to retain the ECW Championship.
Is the end of the rivalry between Christian and Regal? Has Christian finally proven he’s the ECW Superstar most-deserving to wear the Extreme gold? Or will Regal try again to capture the ECW Championship? And if so, how will Tiffany react?
Goldust def. Paul Burchill (PHOTOS | WATCH) With his sister, Katie Lea, in his corner, Paul Burchill faced Goldust this week on ECW on Syfy, but The Ripper’s rival, The Hurricane, distracted him during the match. The masked Superstar’s interruption allowed Goldust to capitalize on the situation, hit Burchill with a Final Cut and pin him for the victory, giving The Hurricane the last laugh before his critical match against Burchill next week.
Burchill is determined to prove to the WWE Universe that The Hurricane and Gregory Helms are the same person. Next Tuesday, if The Ripper wins, The Hurricane must unmask in front of the WWE Universe, revealing his true identity. But if The Hurricane wins, the Burchills must leave ECW for good. Who will prevail in this monumental Mask vs. Career Match? Watch ECW on Syfy Tuesday night at 10/9 CT.
The Abraham Washington Show with Yoshi Tatsu (PHOTOS | WATCH) Could it be? An Abraham Washington Show that didn’t erupt into a brawl? It seems taking the critically-acclaimed, late-night talk show international was the trick. This week’s episode from the Sheffield Arena, featuring Japanese Superstar Yoshi Tatsu, featured plenty of laughs from WWE Hall of Famer Tony Atlas and ended on a somewhat peaceful note, although Abraham Washington wasn’t too pleased when Tatsu stole the show.
Vance Archer def. local competitor (PHOTOS) Tuesday night’s newest Superstar, Vance Archer, earned his second victory in as many weeks on ECW on Syfy. To the WWE Universe who doesn’t know much about Archer, he offered this: “Who is Vance Archer? My opponent is about to find out.” With another domineering win over a local competitor, the confident Archer is quickly making a name for himself in the Land of the Extreme with a 2-0 record. How will this newcomer make an impact on ECW on Syfy? Who will dare to enter the ring to face Archer next?
Zack Ryder and Rosa Mendes meet again (WATCH) While many think the beautiful and enchanting Rosa Mendes distracted Zack Ryder last week, leading to his loss to Shelton Benjamin, the Long Island, N.Y., Superstar told the Diva he’d welcome her to his corner of the ring anytime. On this week’s “WWE Superstars,” Ryder will meet Benjamin again. Will Rosa return to ringside, and if so, will her presence help or hinder Ryder’s game? Tune in to “WWE Superstars” on WGN America Thursday night at 8/9 CT.
Jamie Noble retires Written: November 10, 2009 After seven years with WWE, Jamie Noble is hanging up his wrestling boots and retiring.
Early Tuesday morning, WWE.com was contacted by Jamie Noble, who revealed his decision to conclude a seven-year career as a WWE Superstar and retire from the squared circle.
This regrettable announcement came hours after Noble was released from the medical facility where he sought treatment for injuries sustained at the hands of Sheamus one week ago on Raw and after years of nagging shoulder and neck injuries.
"Luckily, the doctors tell me I'm going to recover again," Noble told WWE.com in an article published earlier this week. "But I'm laying here thinkin' about how great my life is with my wife and my son. I'm thinkin', how many more times am I gonna be lucky enough to walk out of the hospital on my own? I'm thinkin' it might be time to hang up my tights and boots." (Full Article Here)
WWE.com wishes Jamie Noble all the best in his recovery and his career outside the ring.
A "Mask vs. Career Match" between The Hurricane and Paul Burchill will be taking place on next week's episode of ECW on Syfy. The match will either see The Hurricane unmask or Paul Burchill and his sister Katie Lea leave the Land of Extreme.
It was reported last week that Sojournor Bolt's future with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling appeared to be in doubt. According to sources, she was released by the organization this past week as they opted against renewing her contract.
Further confirming her departure from the organization, her photo gallery was removed from the company website's Knockouts section last night. However, her profile remains on the roster page. The reason for this is because the company may opt to continue using Sojo on a pay-per-appearance basis, so there is a good chance we haven't the last of her in the six-sided ring.
The veteran women's wrestler had been sparingly used since Dutch Mantel's departure from TNA this past summer and the feeling was her days in the company were numbered.
Alicia Fox def. Kelly Kelly Sheamus def. A local competitor Evan Bourne def. Jack Swagger Randy Orton def. Mark Henry Ricky Hatton def. Chavo Guerrero in a "Boxer vs. Wrestler" Match Triple H & Shawn Michaels def. Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show in a Non-Title Match
SHEFFIELD, England – Raw’s special guest host, boxing great Ricky Hatton, knows how to pack the kind of wallop that brings a crowd to their feet, and the Englishman did just that by overseeing a powerful Raw that even saw World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker make an appearance.
DX def. Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show in a Non-Title Match; WWE Champion John Cena & World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker will team up next week (PHOTOS | WATCH: PART 1 | WATCH: PART 2) Two weeks before Survivor Series, Triple H & Shawn Michaels offered WWE Champion John Cena a preview of what awaits him in that trio’s Triple Threat Match. The DX duo faced down Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show, who themselves will combat World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker in their own battle of three.
With The Champ looking on from the announcer’s table, the teams punished one another until The World’s Largest Athlete attempted to seal Michaels’ fate. As HBK fended off an attack from Jericho, Show illegally charged him. When Show attempted to land a knock out punch on Michaels, though, he accidentally connected with his partner, allowing HBK to score the pin.
While the turn of events was unforeseen, the biggest surprise came after the match. The WWE Champion revealed that next week’s Raw will include a Triple Threat Tag Team Match involving three teams: DX, Jeri-Show and … John Cena & The Undertaker! Each of the teams appeared as stunned as the WWE Universe as the World Heavyweight Champion slowly and deliberately walked down the entrance ramp, eyeing his opponents.
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper will be Raw’s special guest host next week When Raw rolls into Madison Square Garden next week, the week’s special guest host will be a man familiar with the energy and history contained within the World’s Most Famous Arena: WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
Ricky Hatton def. Chavo Guerrero (PHOTOS | WATCH) Maybe Chavo Guerrero has been wearing his bandana too tight lately. How else to explain why he would face down Ricky Hatton in a “Boxer vs. Wrestler” Match? As a two-time IBF welterweight champion and former unified light welterweight champion, Hatton bided his time, avoiding Chavo’s clutch and waiting for just the right moment. That moment arrived several minutes into the bout when Hatton escaped from a waist lock and landed a devastating right hook to Chavo’s face to put him down for the count.
Randy Orton def. Mark Henry (PHOTOS |WATCH) A slap at the hand of Kofi Kingston may have been all the incentive Randy Orton needed in his match against Mark Henry. The former WWE Champion battled The World’s Strongest Man in a match that saw both Superstars on the verge of victory. In the end, The Viper struck Henry and pinned him for the three-count.
Never one to swallow his pride easily, Orton ambushed Kingston as he attended to Henry. The Viper returned a slap he’d received earlier, but Kingston quickly returned fire before Orton could dart outside the ring.
Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase confronted Kofi Kingston, MVP & Mark Henry in the VIP Lounge (PHOTOS | WATCH) Montel Vontavious Porter, with Mark Henry at his side, welcomed the captain of their Survivor Series team, Kofi Kingston, to his VIP Lounge. The three toasted Kingston’s fortitude in standing up to Randy Orton over the past several weeks.
Not surprisingly, The Viper took issue. As captain of the opposing Survivor Series team, Orton, with Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase in tow, confronted Kingston and his pals. After The Viper offended the trio, Kingston had heard enough. He slapped Orton across the face and showed that he’s not about to be bullied.
Evan Bourne def. Jack Swagger (PHOTOS | WATCH) It looks like Jack Swagger bit off more than he could chew, which is saying a lot for a guy with a mouth as big as his. Earlier this year, “The All-American American” promised he would remain undefeated for remainder of 2009. Swagger didn’t count on the high-flying determination of his Evan Bourne. The two-time collegiate All-American may have been trying to win over his Survivor Series team captain, The Miz, who watched the bout from ringside, but he only succeeded in losing the match, along with his dignity.
Sheamus def. A local competitor (PHOTOS | WATCH) The English and their Irish neighbors share a complicated history of aggression and brutality dating back centuries. In that sense, Sheamus, a proud Irishman, proved himself a staunch traditionalist. One week after punishing Jamie Noble, The Celtic Warrior stomped into England and destroyed one of their own, a local Sheffield wrestler, but not before bragging to the assembled masses that his brutality had effectively ended Noble’s career. Sheamus has proven so impressive since his Raw debut two weeks ago, in fact, that United States Champion The Miz recruited him for his team during the Survivor Series Traditional Elimination Tag Team Match.
Alicia Fox def. Kelly Kelly (PHOTOS | WATCH) Accompanied to the ring by Gail Kim, Kelly Kelly hoped to make amends for coming up just shy in the Diva Battle Royal last week. To accomplish this, she would face the Diva who won the match and the right to face Divas Champion Melina, Alicia Fox. Unfortunately for Kelly Kelly, Alicia continued her winning ways and will compete for the Butterfly gold next week in Madison Square Garden.
Raw special guest host Ricky Hatton arranged Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show against DX (PHOTOS | WATCH) Will Big Show ever learn? Just as he did when he lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr., at WrestleMania XXIV, The World’s Largest Athlete decided to threaten and antagonize a wiry professional boxer. This time, Show targeted Raw’s special guest host, two-time IBF welterweight champion and former unified light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton.
With an impressive 32 knockouts under his belt, Hatton absorbed Show’s threats but wasn’t about to budge. Instead, he prepared to silence Show with one solid punch when Show’s Unified Tag Team Championship partner, Chris Jericho, interrupted. After Hatton announced that Jeri-Show must face DX, Jericho went off on a rant about Hatton, The Queen and the whole of England.
His diatribe took a detour, however, when Triple H & Shawn Michaels emerged to confront their opponents. D-Generation X assured the Unified Tag Team Champions that while they may have gotten the best of DX a week earlier, thanks to a few cheap shots, tonight The Game & HBK were going to squash Jeri-Show like a batch of mushy peas.
Regarding his time in WWE, Ken "Mr. Kennedy" Anderson told Phil Strum of the PojoSlam blog that he was not happy in the company. "After I got the initial shock and the punch in the stomach, it was like an elephant just stepped off my chest," Anderson said. I was pretty unhappy there for about three years.
"I thought that I could used a different way and I wasn't. That's OK. That was their business decision. They decided not to go that way. That's fine. That's on them. Now, I'm going to try to stick it (to them, expletive) basically and prove them wrong. Hopefully, someday they'll look back and say '(expletive), we could have had that guy.'"
Thanks to Brian Fritz of BetweenTheRopes.com for the following:
During a radio interview with Bubba The Love Sponge this morning, Hulk Hogan touted Steve Austin, Randy Savage and The Nasty Boys as possible names that could join him in TNA. Hogan said he patched things up with Savage. He also mentioned he wanted to know how serious Bubba was about a role on TNA creative alongside him.
Regarding Vince Russo’s future in TNA, everyone close to the situation is saying that nothing has been decided yet by the company. Russo is under the impression that nothing has changed regarding his status since he feels he’s been doing his job, but there are a number of people who feel his position is in jeopardy. Those same people also feel the Hogan and Bischoff team will establish their own infrastructure and put their own creative people in place, and the duo will be in TNA for the long haul.
If Russo goes, the assumption is that Ed Ferarra will also be out of a job. The only remaining member of the current creative staff would be Matt Conway, who is the youngest member of the staff and is someone Dixie Carter sees as a bright young mind.
Kevin Sullivan has been mentioned as a potential replacement for Vince Russo, as well as Kevin Nash although Nash says he has no interest in the role. Nash is currently working to solidify his acting career for once he finishes wrestling.
Rumors that Hogan and Bischoff negotiated directly with Dixie’s father, Bob Carter, who owns TNA’s parent company Panda Energy, are false. Multiple sources closes to the situation say Dixie was in charge of negotiations, which lasted approximately five months.
It's being reported that Dixie Carter's pre-Impact address given to the entire roster of TNA talent was NOT scripted, and in fact was genuinely how the TNA President feels at the moment.
There was speculation that her address was a work, and was written into the show as part of a story line, however it seems that is not the case.
There has been a lot of frustration in the TNA locker room as of late, as we have reported, with stars such as AJ Styles and Daniels voicing their concerns with the creative direction of the company, and it seems as if Carter's speech to the talent roster this past week on Impact was designed to let the wrestlers know that she is in charge and in control.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
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