Angelina Love comments on her return to TNA Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/17/2010 at 02:31 PM
As seen this past Thursday night on Impact, Angelina Love made her return to the organization, first appearing in the crowd and hugging Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne prior to their match with Awesome Kong and Hamada. However, after the match, Love turned on The Beautiful People, attacking her former partners and Lacey Von Erich, her replacement in the group, seemingly angry about being replaced.
The two-time Women's Knockout Champion has posted a thank you message to her fans on her MySpace account, thanking them for their incredible support while she was away from the organization late last year.
Here is her message in its entirety:
A BIG Thank You to my Fans!
I just want to take this time to write a big huge THANK YOU to each and every one of my fans. From day one you guys have been so supportive of me and you really showed how much you care during my difficult time at the end of last year.
Not one day went by, not ONE, since I was released where I didnt get a personal message, a comment, an email or something from you fans. Everyday you told me you missed me and you supported me and you couldnt wait to see me back on TV.
That really helped brighten my days when I didnt really know what was going to be happening in my life! None of you HAD to do anything or say anything, but you did and it really meant a lot to me. My manager, Michael Klyzub, worked his butt off to make sure everything would turn out for the best and it sure did
I am officially back on the TNA roster and couldnt be happier about it. I guess I'm starting a new chapter in my career & in my life and I am so excited about it! I'm gonna give it my all as I always do and I hope everyone loves it as much as I know I will. Thank you for being so happy and supportive of my return and thank you for all the youtube videos you made about it! They are all awesome!
2010 has started off amazing and I cant wait to see what will come in the days ahead.
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that prior to the 1/4 TNA Impact taping, Sting put Ric Flair over huge in front of the entire talent roster, saying that he owes all of his success in pro wrestling to Ric Flair. He went on to say that Flair put him on the pro wrestling map in the late 1980's, and that in addition to being a friend, Flair is also a mentor to him. Sting also said that Flair is the main reason why he decided to stay on with TNA for another year so that he would have the opportunity to work with Flair once again.
Chris Jericho def. John Morrison CM Punk & Luke Gallows def. The Great Khali & Matt Hardy, Cryme Tyme and The Hart Dynasty (Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Match) Mickie James def. Beth Phoenix by disqualification Kane def. Dolph Ziggler Rey Mysterio def. Batista (Steel Cage Match)
GREEN BAY, Wisc. – Inside the forbidding walls of a steel cage, Rey Mysterio finally became the definitive No. 1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship as the WWE Universe began to brace themselves for the upcoming Royal Rumble. (Full Royal Rumble coverage)
Rey Mysterio def. Batista (Steel Cage Match) (PHOTOS | WATCH) World Heavyweight Champion Undertaker appeared before the WWE Universe, issuing a haunting warning to his two potential challengers that he would defeat whoever proved victorious inside the steel cage. The Demon of Death Valley then informed Unified Tag Team Champion Shawn Michaels that he would personally answer his challenge for a WrestleMania rematch on Monday Night Raw. (Photos | Watch) (Full Monday Night Raw coverage)
In the highly anticipated main event, Batista looked to be on his way to overcoming his former comrade-in-arms. But as he attempted to drop the Batista Bomb, Mysterio turned the tables, using his adversary’s height and a stunning kick to his opponent to climb the steel cage to ultimate triumph. When The Animal rushed to the door to try and reach the ground first, the masked Superstar slammed it in his face, putting an exclamation point on his towering victory.
Mysterio’s success wins him the right the face The Deadman for the World Title in just more than two weeks at the Royal Rumble. (Match preview)
Chris Jericho def. John Morrison (PHOTOS | WATCH) After being knocked out in one punch by the legendary fist of “Iron Mike” Tyson on Monday Night Raw, Chris Jericho returned to Friday nights with a huge bruise on his face. He vowed to defeat all 29 other Superstars to win the Royal Rumble Match and then go on to WrestleMania XXVI to become a six-time World Champion.
With Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre coming down to ringside after the action had already begun, the self-proclaimed “best in the world at what he does” proved victorious over The Friday Night Delight. Morrison allowed “The Chosen One’s” presence to momentarily divert his attention from the match, paving the way for Jericho to finish The Guru of Greatness off with a surprise Code Breaker. After the bell, MyIntyre added insult to injury, stepping on the fallen Morrison’s face.
CM Punk & Luke Gallows def. The Great Khali & Matt Hardy, Cryme Tyme and The Hart Dynasty (Fatal Four-Way Tag Team Match) (PHOTOS | WATCH) For the second week in a row, The Second City Saint converted a member of the WWE Universe to the Straightedge Society, shaving his new recruit’s head as a symbol of his transformation from his “past transgressions” into a new way of life. In the process, Punk pledged that he would continue his Straightedge quest by winning the Royal Rumble Match as the first step toward the salvation of society. (PHOTOS | WATCH)
CM Punk & Luke Gallows went on to triumph over three other tag teams, winning the right to face Unified Tag Team Champions D-Generation X for the titles. Though JTG went for the pin on The Straightedge Superstar, he hadn’t noticed that Punk’s “Detoxified Disciple” had tagged himself in. Gallows made short work of the unsuspecting Superstar, hitting him with the Gallows Pole for the monumental victory.
Mickie James def. Beth Phoenix by disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH) The quickly growing animosity between the highly-charged Mickie James and The Glamazon fueled the fire for their explosive battle. But, when Mickie got trapped upside down in the turnbuckle, The Fabulous Firebird refused to back off, drawing the disqualification.
After the bell, Women's Champion Michelle McCool and Layla emerged. Rather than engage them, Beth opted to leave her venerable opponent to the wolves and make her exit. Lay-Cool proceeded to punish “Piggie James,” an assault that culminated with an earth-shattering Faithbreaker.
Kane def. Dolph Ziggler (PHOTOS | WATCH) Despite Dolph Ziggler’s success in defeating Kane by count-out one week ago - and their hard-fought Beat the Clock Challenge Match the week before that - the third time was not a charm for the confident Superstar. After numerous attempts to ride the sleeper hold to victory, Ziggler fell at the hands of The Big Red Monster’s mighty chokeslam.
Maria getting ready to leave WWE soon? Posted by Chris Kaufman on 01/15/2010 at 01:08 PM
In an interview with Sky Sports News, WWE Diva Maria talked about how she might be leaving WWE at some point.
"I'm starting to do other things and it's partially because one day I want to be a mom and I want to get married and you can't really do that when you're on the road," Maria said. "So I've got to find a job that will allow me to do that."
Maria is releasing an album this spring and she will be appearing on the upcoming Celebrity Apprentice show hosted by Donald Trump.
WWE still wanted Hardy back despite indictment? Posted by Chris Kaufman on 01/14/2010 at 08:08 PM
According to Dave Meltzer, WWE officials were calling Jeff Hardy as late as 1/5 and were trying to get him to change his mind about joining TNA. Not only was this the day after Hardy appeared on Impact, but also a day after he was indicted on drug charges.
It's an interesting situation because it shows that WWE is softening their stance on the company's drug policy. It says a lot about both WWE and TNA since there was such strong interest in Hardy despite news of his indictment coming out.
Update on McMahon's reaction to Hardy in TNA Posted by Chris Kaufman on 01/12/2010 at 01:45 PM
While Vince McMahon was no-selling Jeff Hardy appearing on TNA's three-hour Impact broadcast last week backstage, it's been said that he was "privately seething" over the former WWE Champion's decision to jump ship to the competition. As noted earlier, WWE promptly removed Hardy from its opening video montage.
Kelly Kelly has problem prior to RAW Posted by Chris Kaufman on 01/12/2010 at 11:18 AM
If anyone was wondering why Kelly Kelly had different ring attire and tennis shoes as opposed to wrestling boots during her match last night on RAW, it is because the WWE Diva lost her luggage before the show.
In a related note, despite what seemed to be a pretty scary powerbomb Kelly suffered in the finish of her match, she is not suffering from any full-blown injuries.
Hogan says WWE guys are cheering for TNA, more Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/16/2010 at 04:25 PM
The following is an excerpt from an interview with Hulk Hogan on IGN TV:
Hulk Hogan on WWE and Bret Hart: "I expected a bunch of different stuff, from Bret's look – I was looking for something really exciting. I was like "oh my gosh, man, this is going to be fun" but then I saw it and went "hmmmm." I smell blood. I watched the show after that with Tyson and the show before that with Timbaland and I liked those shows better. But that's just me."
Hulk Hogan on more stars coming to TNA: "My phone's been ringing so much from guys who want to come in. Thank god, that's the easy part. Because I was all messed up in the head and I thought that would be tough. I was in the airport with one of the guys from the WWE and they said "the guys in the WWE are cheering us on like crazy."
Details on who got Hogan/Bischoff into TNA Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/14/2010 at 09:58 PM
Spike TV played a big part in TNA bringing Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff in. Spike reportedly earmarked money and helped out with the contracts as they have done in the past with other major TNA signings such as Mick Foley. Kevin Kay and Brian Diamond of Spike are long-term looking to use Hulk Hogan to challenge RAW on Monday nights.
Primo & Gail Kim def. Chavo Guerrero & Jillian Chris Masters def. Carlito Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J def. Mike Knox & Charlie Haas ECW Champion Christian def. William Regal
This week’s “WWE Superstars” was home to not only four fantastic matches, but also several ring warriors succeeding even when the deck was stacked against them. Fans cheered as ECW Champion Christian defeated William Regal in spite of interference from the massive Ezekiel Jackson and were delighted to see the team of Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J get a win over Mike Knox & Charlie Haas.
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ECW Champion Christian def. William Regal (PHOTOS | WATCH) At Royal Rumble Christian will defend his ECW Title against the winner of the ECW Homecoming Finale, Ezekiel Jackson. Before that happens however, Captain Charisma had to face Big Zeke’s associate, William Regal, on “WWE Superstars.” As usual, The British Brawler was accompanied by The Guyanese Goliath, who attempted to become involved in the match-up. Luckily for Christian, however, the ring official caught Jackson and ejected him from ringside. With the match strictly one-on-one, the ECW Champion pinned Regal for the win, sending a clear message to his Royal Rumble opponent.
Jimmy Wang Yang & Slam Master J def. Mike Knox & Charlie Haas (PHOTOS | WATCH) Jimmy Wang Yang and his partner Slam Master J, two Superstars with two very different very unorthodox styles, make for a strange looking tag team, and on “WWE Superstars,” they faced off against fellow SmackDown ring warriors, Mike Knox & Charlie Haas. Though their opponents boasted both a powerhouse in the form of Big Mike Knox and a technical expert in Haas, Yang & J persevered, with the self-proclaimed “Asian redneck” picking up the win.
Chris Masters def. Carlito (PHOTOS | WATCH) Accompanied by Eve, Chris Masters appeared on “WWE Superstars” to take on the churlish Carlito. The Southpaw from San Juan threw everything he had at The Masterpiece, but like so many other ring warriors, found himself powerless in the face of the massive strength and power of The Masterpiece. With his win over Carlito, Masters continued to impress both the WWE Universe and the lovely Eve.
Primo & Gail Kim def. Chavo Guerrero & Jillian (PHOTOS | WATCH) “WWE Superstars,” opened with a mixed tag team match pitting Primo & Gail Kim against Chavo Guerrero & Jillian. She may be Raw’s tone-deaf songstress, but Jillian had very little to sing about after watching her partner get pinned by the high-flying Primo.
In a battle of former ROH World Champions, Kaval (Low Ki) defeated Bryan Danielson with a double stomp at last night's Florida Championship Wrestling television taping in Tampa. Danielson is expected to stay in developmental for only a few weeks before being called up to the main roster.
The January 14th edition of TNA iMPACT! scored a 1.26 cable rating (rounded up to a 1.3), down from the 3-hour live show's 1.5 rating but up from the previous Thursday's 0.7 average (for the 4-hour New Year's Eve show).
TNA officials are VERY happy with the 1.3 for this week.
Generation Me (The Young Bucks) defeated The Motor City Machine Guns with ‘More Bang for Your Buck’.
Kurt Angle comes out to the ring and he says that A.J. has proven that his title victory was not a fluke after their match last week. Angle says that A.J. has earned everything on his own and that A.J. was the better man that night. Angle says that at Genesis, he will be the better man and he will win his title back. A.J. Styles comes out and says that he appreciates what Angle said about him and that Genesis will be the last time that Angle gets a shot at his title in 2010. Angle says that is fine because he will only need one more match against A.J.
A.J. leaves the ring and walks up the ramp but he is attacked by the masked man again. The masked man lays out Styles and then he unmasks to reveal that it was Tomko. Tomko laughs at what he has done.
Angelina Love is sitting in the front row in the crowd.
The Beautiful People come to the ring for their match and they see Angelina in the crowd and they have a group hug.
TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions Hamada and Awesome Kong defeat Madison Rayne and Velvet Sky (with Lacey von Erich) when Kong pinned Madison after an Awesome Bomb.
After the match, Angelina goes over the rail and enters the ring and attacks Velvet, Madison, and Lacey.
They show a video of A.J. Styles confronting Eric Bischoff about Tomko’s attacks on him. Styles tells Bischoff that he wants a match against Tomko tonight. Bischoff wants to know if A.J. is willing to put the title on the line. A.J. agrees to put his title on the line against Tomko.
Jeremy Borash is shown on the video screen with Eric Bischoff. They are talking about Mick Foley and Borash defending him. Jeremy says that he needs to talk to Foley and he leaves.
Beer Money enter to talk to Bischoff and they say that they want to face Hall and Nash at Genesis. Bischoff takes Storm’s beer and he says that he will think about it.
‘Your Feature Presentation’ Sean Morley comes to the ring and he says that him and TNA were made for each other. He mentions that he used to work with a different type of ‘T&A’, but those days are over. Morley says that TNA was poised to explode and he says that he will make TNA films that are works of art. Daniels comes to the ring and he shakes Morley’s hand. Daniels welcomes Morley to TNA and then he wants to pitch a screenplay to Morley. Daniels attacks Morley and then hits the Best Moonsault Ever. Daniels says that he wants to show how they eliminate scum in TNA. They brawl and Morley gets the upper hand and he throws Daniels out of the ring.
Hernandez and Matt Morgan defeat Beer Money by disqualification when Rob Terry attacks Hernandez. Terry and Morgan fight up the ramp. Hall, Waltman, and Nash come out and they attack Beer Money. Bischoff comes out and he watches things from the ramp. Bischoff says something to Beer Money that cannot be heard in the Impact Zone.
Bischoff comes out and he says that the fans bring a smile to his face. He brings out Hall, Nash, and Waltman and Bischoff tells them that he doesn’t know what to do with them. He then announces that Beer Money will face Hall and Nash at Genesis.
D’Angelo Dinero joins Taz and Tenay at the announce table for the next match.
Desmond Wolfe defeats Samoa Joe with the Tower of London after countering Joe’s choke on the turnbuckles. After the match, Desmond and Dinero had some words.
Lethal Consequences are attacked by Bobby Lashley before their match.
Team 3D defeated Lethal Consequences after Team 3D hit the 3D on Creed. After the match, Ray addressed the Nasty Boys while holding an axe. He says that they heard about what the Nasty Boys did to their locker room while they were in Japan. Ray says that they are coming after The Nasty Boys.
They show a video of Jeff Jarrett confronting Bischoff and Hogan. Jarrett talks about who built TNA and then Bischoff tells Jarrett that the company was saved by Dixie Carter. He tells Jarrett that the company will turn around because of Hogan and him. Hogan tells Jarrett to get out.
Ric Flair joins Mike and Taz on commentary.
A.J. Styles defeats Tomko with a pele kick. After the match, Tomko attacks Styles and then Kurt Angle comes out to make the save for Styles. Angle offers his hand to Styles but Styles refuses to shake it and the refusal pleases Flair. Angle and Flair stare at each other.
EXCLUSIVELY that former WWE performer Ken Anderson (a/k/a Mr. Kennedy) will be debuting with TNA Wrestling next week, according to company sources.
According to our source, Anderson will either debut at Sunday's Genesis as the 'Major TNA Wrestling Superstar Acquisition' teased on Thursday's iMPACT!, or he will debut at the following night's television taping.
Current plans call for Anderson to debut at Genesis, but should the company decide to hold out, he will debut at the following evening's television tapings.
Either way, Anderson will debut with TNA next week.
Bischoff says he's "better" than McMahon Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/14/2010 at 04:01 PM
The following is an excerpt from an interview with Eric Bischoff from ScrippsNews.com:
"I have a tremendous respect for Vince [McMahon] and, in a perverse way, like him," [Eric] Bischoff said. "But at the end of the day, I think I'm better than him. I'm more creative than him and have a better feel for the business."
Bischoff then laughed.
"It's just that he happens to be a lot more successful than I am."
Bischoff now has another chance to compete with McMahon, although this challenge will be much tougher. WWE is a multimillion juggernaut while TNA lacks the deep pockets that WCW had with AOL/Time Warner backing.
TNA, though, does have the chance to establish itself as a successful secondary U.S. promotion. After the ratings success of last week's special, Spike is expected to ultimately give TNA a Monday-night time slot opposite "Raw."
Bischoff said he has watched the Jan. 4 "Impact" between "50 to 75 times" looking for ways to make the show better. While not happy with some of the production values and a disastrous finish to the opening X-Division cage match, Bischoff said he was happy with a product that featured the TNA debuts of Hogan as well as former WWE stars like Ric Flair and Jeff Hardy.
"Think of WWE as a giant aircraft carrier and TNA as an 18-foot speedboat," said Bischoff, 54. "There's a lot the aircraft carrier can do, but it's also big and slow. We can bring a more flexible, aggressive and nimble approach. There is an open-mindedness and risk-taking mentality that exists here. That's one thing I really like about this company."
Report: Scott Hall wants Sid in TNA Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/13/2010 at 08:09 PM
Scott Hall is pushing company officials to hire his friend, Sid Eudy (a/k/a Sid Vicious).
The two apparently became real close friends in the past year as just before his return to the organization, Hall had been working on the independent circuit with the multi-time world champion. Furthermore, Sid's son Gunnar made his wrestling debut alongside Hall this past summer in a tag match. There were also videos posted online of the duo "shooting" on the wrestling business.
It's also interesting to note that the TNA logo was recently posted on Sid's MySpace page.
Update on the status of Scott Hall/Sean Waltman Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/13/2010 at 04:46 PM
According to F4WOnline.com, both Scott Hall and Sean Waltman are both are working on short term deals and are working on somewhat of a day-by-day basis. So far, TNA has been pleased with both wrestlers, and Scott Hall is said to be in much better shape now than he was when TNA last used him. Additionally, there is said to be little heat on Sean Waltman for arriving late to last week's Impact tapings.
Update on the status of Bobby Lashley Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/13/2010 at 04:45 PM
F4WOnline.com is reporting that although Bobby Lashley has signed an MMA deal with Strikeforce, he is still under contract to TNA and will continue working for the company. At this point, Lashley feels that if he only has to work 4-5 dates a month with TNA, then he can manage both wrestling and MMA. However, he does feel that as he starts to climb the MMA ladder, and faces higher profile fighters, then he will have less and less time to devote to pro wrestling.
Zack Ryder def. The Hurricane Trent Barreta def. Goldust Ezekiel Jackson wins the ECW Homecoming Finale’s Over-the-Top-Rope Challenge
GREEN BAY, Wisc. – Ezekiel Jackson is one step closer to achieving his goal of dominating ECW. Big Zeke won Tuesday night’s eight-man Over-The-Top-Rope Challenge on the ECW Homecoming Finale, becoming the new No. 1 contender to the ECW Championship.
Ezekiel Jackson wins the ECW Homecoming Finale’s Over-the-Top-Rope Challenge (PHOTOS | WATCH) Ezekiel Jackson was crowned homecoming king in the Land of the Extreme on Tuesday. The Guyanese Goliath bulldozed through his competition, eliminating seven Superstars to win the ECW Homecoming Finale’s Over-the-Top-Rope Challenge. Big Zeke earned himself No. 1 contendership, and will go on to face ECW Champion Christian at Royal Rumble. (MATCH PREVIEW)
Captain Charisma provided commentary at the ECW announce table as Jackson defeated former ECW Champions CM Punk, Matt Hardy and Kane, as well as Evan Bourne, Shelton Benjamin, Yoshi Tatsu and Vance Archer. Jackson even single-handedly eliminated the three former ECW Titleholders himself. But will Jackson prove to be as dominant a force on Jan. 31 when he faces ECW Champion Christian at Royal Rumble? (ROYAL RUMBLE MICROSITE)
The Hurricane confronts Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH) Zack Ryder kicked off ECW on Syfy proclaiming he is the new “Heart and Soul of ECW.” The cocky Long Islander said he has the looks, skills and the hottest Diva in WWE – Rosa Mendes. Ryder said he is ECW. But after a “Woo Woo Woo, you know it,” he was interrupted by The Hurricane. The masked Superstar said the WWE Universe is sick of listening to Ryder, and after being slapped by Rosa, The Hurricane forced a stunned Ryder from the ring.
Zack Ryder def. The Hurricane (PHOTOS | WATCH) After their confrontation, ECW General Manager Tiffany emerged to order a match immediately between The Hurricane and Ryder. ECW’s masked hero wasn’t able to quiet the Long Islander this time, as Ryder was victorious after a devastating Zack Attack. How will The Hurricane seek retribution? Will Ryder continue to brag that he’s the new “Heart and Soul of ECW”?
Trent Barreta def. Goldust (PHOTOS | WATCH) ECW newcomer Trent Barreta earned his first singles win this week, impressively defeating Goldust. Barreta’s victory also brought a bit of revenge for his tag team partner, Caylen Croft, who was defeated by Goldust’s associate, Yoshi Tatsu, last week on “WWE Superstars.” Will the rivalry continue between the video game playing buddies Barreta & Croft and the odd duo of Tatsu & Goldust?
The following is a possible spoiler for Sunday's TNA Genesis PPV… It is believed that a "name" talent will be making their debut with the company at Sunday's Genesis PPV. The three leading candidates would be Tommy Dreamer, RVD and Ken Anderson. Due to Dreamer's 90-day no-compete clause with WWE, it's unlikely to be him. Anderson is a good possibility, especially due to his recent involvement with Hulk Hogan in the Hulkamania tour. As of now, there is no confirmation on who it will be.
In regards to the earlier report that TNA iMPACT! could be moving to Monday's, while it still could happen, it won't happen soon according to a source. TNA will be taping four shows over three days (January 18th, 19th and 20th) after Sunday's Genesis PPV. The company will be heading on their tour of the UK, and if they moved to Monday nights, many changes would have to be made, including canceling that tour. Stay tuned! UPDATE FROM RYAN CLARK: I can now confirm that TNA iMPACT! will NOT air live next week. Brooke Hogan will be at next week's TV taping on Monday. She thought it was live and that is not the case.
WWE has signed masked Mexican star Super Nova to a developmental deal. He will be heading to FCW to train. Nova wrestled on ECW a few weeks back, without his mask, in a tag match against Trent Baretta and Caylen Croft.
On today's Bubba The Love Sponge radio show, Hulk Hogan's daughter Brooke Hogan mistakenly mentioned how she would be in Orlando next Monday night for "the live broadcast." Bubba responded by saying she made the announcement too early.
According to a source, it is confirmed that another live Monday date is on the Spike schedule, although what exact date that is has yet to be revealed. If Brooke was right in accidentally spilling the beans, it could be next Monday night. Bret Hart's return again versus TNA live as opposition again.
In an interview with Canada's Slam.Canoe.ca, former WWE superstar THE Brian Kendrick Kendrick speaks out against the "backstabbers, power hungry people, suck ups, weak people" in World Wrestling Entertainment. Kendrick told SLAM! that his time on the RAW brand, his final run with the company, was miserable.
"I am a good wrestler, I did a good job. I also know that certain behavior was encouraged, some actions were frowned upon, and I didn't care. TV sucked because you saw a circus, backstabbers, power hungry people, suck ups, weak people," Kendrick said. "Also lots of really great, nice, funny people. But I felt like a tool sitting in the bleachers waiting in case they need my skills for something."
Kendrick suspects his marijuana use was part of the reason he was underutilized and says WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis acted "cowardly" by firing him over the phone.
"Is it the pot fines?' I had a script for it, I had heated discussions with Dr. Black, I had to refuse a test to get him to call me at one point. He wouldn't admit to that. I wanted honesty, maybe I got it, but I think more likely I am dealing with a coward. He did fire me over the phone after all."
Kendrick also spoke about his tag team with Paul London, what he's doing now and his future in the wrestling business.
What you didn't see on RAW Posted by Chris Kaufman on 01/11/2010 at 11:59 PM
Thanks to Shane Carter for the following:
After RAW ended, John Cena defeated Sheamus in a WWE title match via count out. The match didn't even go close to 5 minutes. Cena thanked the fans and cut a promo on the Minnesota Vikings after the match. Sheamus tried to come back in but Cena laid him out and hits the "you can't see me" deal to send everyone home happy.
March 15, 2010: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Less than two weeks before WrestleMania XXVI, WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin hosts Raw on March 15. The WWE Universe should certainly mark their calendars for the legendary Rattlesnake's return, as it is sure to turn WWE’s flagship show upside down. Though it’s uncertain what will happen when Stone Cold takes his place at the head of Raw for one night only, there's no doubt that he'll be looked at as one of Raw’s most controversial special guest hosts.
Be sure to tune in every Monday night when the biggest stars from all over the world take over as Raw’s special guest host.
Alicia Fox def. Kelly Kelly The Legacy def. Mark Henry & Evan Bourne Randy Orton def. John Cena and Kofi Kingston in a Triple Threat Match Eve def. Katie Lea Burchill Unified Tag Team Champions DX def. Chris Jericho & Mike Tyson
MINNEAPOLIS - As professional boxing’s former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World, Mike Tyson enjoyed a reputation for delivering the knockout punch in no time flat. As special guest host of Raw, however, the “Baddest Man on the Planet” held off until the final round to deliver a shocking KO to the WWE Universe – and especially Chris Jericho.
Unified Tag Team Champions DX def. Chris Jericho & Mike Tyson (PHOTOS | WATCH) In his first-ever WWE match, boxing great Mike Tyson played a little rope-a-dope with his partner Chris Jericho. Earlier in the evening, Tyson had agreed to team with Jericho against Unified Tag Team Champions DX. If Jericho had won, he would be legally allowed to appear on all WWE brand shows.
Unfortunately for Jericho, this isn’t WrestleMania XIV. It was then that Tyson turned his back on Michaels and helped “Stone Cold” Steve Austin win, even ripping up his DX T-shirt after the match. This time, Tyson instead embraced Michaels & Triple H, turning his back on his arrogant partner and knocking him out. With Jericho dazed, Tyson’s transformation became complete when he joined DX, including Hornswoggle, for a celebration in the middle of the ring.
Shawn Michaels issued WrestleMania rematch challenge to Undertaker He may have won the Match of the Year Award going away for his bout with The Undertaker at last year’s WrestleMania, but that isn’t good enough for Shawn Michaels. While he won accolades and awards, he failed to win the match and stop the Deadman’s 17-0 WrestleMania winning streak. Which is why The Showstopper officially challenged The Phenom to a rematch at WrestleMania XXVI in Phoenix.
Mr. McMahon addressed Bret Hart (PHOTOS | WATCH) It seemed too good to be true at the time. After 12 years of hostilities, Mr. McMahon and Bret Hart had appeared to reconcile last week before The Chairman turned on the “Hit Man” and dropped him with a Judas kick. Addressing his actions tonight, Mr. McMahon said that he’d been waiting 12 years to exact revenge for Hart spitting on and punching him in 1997 - and that Hart will never again be in WWE.
Eve def. Katie Lee Burchill (PHOTOS | WATCH) Check your brackets – we’re down to the final four. In the Divas Championship Tournament, Eve advanced to the second round with a win over new Raw recruit Katie Lee Burchill, who, along with her brother Paul, had been banished from ECW. Eve next faces off against Maryse while Gail Kim battles Alicia Fox.
MVP confronted United States Champion The Miz (PHOTOS | WATCH) When MVP triumphed in a Fatal Four Way Match and earned an opportunity at the United States Championship, The Miz sat ringside extolling his superiority. When he came face to face with that same Superstar, though, Miz instead tried to level him with a cheap shot. The Franchise Playa wasn’t fazed and flipped the script on the U.S. Champ, attacking and sending the former reality TV star scurrying from the ring.
Randy Orton def. John Cena and Kofi Kingston in a Triple Threat Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) Enemy of my enemy is my friend. By that logic, John Cena and Kofi Kingston should be the best of buds. After all, each has had major issues with the arrogant Randy Orton. When the three met in a Triple Threat Match to determine the No. 1 contender to the WWE Title against Sheamus at Royal Rumble, however, it was Orton who emerged victorious. Not that he did it alone.
The Viper prevailed with a distraction, compliments of his Legacy henchmen, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase. While the alliance had been teetering, the trio seems to have solidified their partnership in the past two weeks. (WWE Championship preview)
Santino Marella def. Jack Swagger (PHOTOS | WATCH) What’s a-matter you, Jack Swagger? The former star collegiate wrestler issued an “All-American American” challenge to the entire Raw roster, daring anyone to throw him over the top rope. Braving the bruiser, Santino Marella took up the gauntlet and, in an odd twist of circumstances, pulled off the feat when Swagger tried to heave The Italian Stallion over the top rope and tumbled himself.
Mike Tyson to team with Chris Jericho against Unified Tag Team Champions DX It's been a long time since Mike Tyson has fought inside a ring, but all that changed on Raw! The boxing legend agreed to team with Chris Jericho against DX in his first-ever WWE match. Adding to the intrigue, Tyson and DX’s Shawn Michaels have a sordid history, including when the boxer acted as referee and betrayed HBK at WrestleMania XIV, delivering a quick count to allow “Stone Cold” Steve Austin to win.
The Legacy def. Mark Henry & Evan Bourne (PHOTOS | WATCH) They seemed the perfect competitive complement: Mark Henry’s powerful yin to Evan Bourne’s high-flying yang. Yet even this potent pairing couldn’t overcome The Legacy’s Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase. With all four Superstars among the 30 participants in this year’s Royal Rumble, each seemed eager to prove themselves and gain momentum in the run up to the Rumble. Rhodes & DiBiase, though, along with Legacy ringleader Randy Orton, appear to have found their groove recently, making it exceedingly difficult to throw them off track.
Alicia Fox def. Kelly Kelly (PHOTOS | WATCH) With Melina forced to vacate the Divas Championship due to a serious leg injury, the first round of the Divas Championship Tournament continued. This week, two leggy lovelies, Alicia Fox and Kelly Kelly, competed to advance in the eight-Diva tourney. When the pixie dust cleared, it was Alicia whose aggression proved too much for Kelly Kelly as she notched the win. Alicia now joins Maryse and Gail Kim in the second round.
Tyson arranged Triple Threat Match to determine WWE Title No. 1 contender (PHOTOS | WATCH) It takes a brave soul – or a foolish one – to interrupt Mike Tyson. As Raw’s special guest host, Tyson greeted the WWE Universe when WWE Champion Sheamus cut him off and questioned his toughness. Before the two could settle their differences, however, a trio of Superstars injected themselves into the conversation in an effort to prove that they should get an opportunity at the WWE Title.
After Randy Orton, John Cena and Kofi Kingston pleaded their respective cases, The Celtic Warrior argued that he should be excused from having to defend his title at the Royal Rumble. Tyson wasn’t having it. Instead, the boxing legend arranged a Triple Threat Match between the three with the winner earning No. 1 contender status.
Booker T was close to returning to WWE, but negotiations fell through after the former World Heavyweight Champion asked for a deal that included a very limited number of house show dates. A well-placed source notes that he asked for "an HBK-style deal," which led to negotiations between both sides falling apart.
Update on Stacy Keibler hosting RAW Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/09/2010 at 11:36 PM
In an interview with Sports Illustrated, former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler confirms that she would "absolutely love" to serve as a guest host on WWE RAW.
After reiterating the story that WWE ignored her request to host the recent show in her hometown of Baltimore, Keibler said WWE recently told her publicist the company would "love to have her" but that the proposed dates did not sync with her schedule.
"So maybe in the future if the timing is right, but right now there no plans to do it. But it would be so much fun to walk out and feel that energy again and be around my fans," says Keibler.
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