Update on Hurricane Helms' status with WWE Posted by Chris Kaufman on 01/31/2010 at 02:25 PM
According to F4WOnline.com, Gregory Helms has been pulled from more than just Sunday's Royal Rumble lineup.
At this point, the word was that in addition to being removed from the advertised card for the PPV, Helms will also not be attending television this week.
Helms has been implicated as the primary wrongdoer in an alcohol-fueled incident that led to he and Chris Jericho getting arrested for public intoxication last Wednesday. While most wrestling sources say the entire situation was blown out of proportion, Helms caught a wave of bad press from TMZ-fueled reporting, which initially held that Helms struck Jericho, another man and a woman in a cab prior to running away from the situation.
Reports later clarified that the crowd in the cab was "play wrestling," but the publicity damage had already been done.
RAW being moved to three-hour regularly? Posted by Chris Kaufman on 01/30/2010 at 01:01 PM
Dave Meltzer reports that there is talk within WWE of making RAW three-hours each week if TNA moves to Monday nights for good.
Apparently the USA Network is high on RAW going to three-hours but Vince and Stephanie McMahon are both said to be against it. Word is that this is something being talked about a lot among some in the company.
The woman who took an elbow to the face from WWE star Greg "Hurricane" Helms Wednesday morning claims she has no ill feelings towards the wrestler -- because she was merely collateral damage in a "play fight."
The woman, Ashley Storer, tells TMZ the whole thing went down after her group finished boozing at a local Kentucky bar and crammed into the back of a taxi cab.
Storer claims she somehow got stuck sitting in between Jericho and Helms -- who began play fighting when things "escalated because we were drunk."
Storer claims that's when she took an elbow to the cheek -- and the cab driver pulled over at a nearby gas station. Helms and Jericho were ultimately arrested for being drunk in public -- Storer claims Matt Hardy was completely sober.
Storer also tells us cops blew the situation out of proportion -- but admits she may have exacerbated the situation because, "I was crying and drunk and tired from being out all night and I just wanted to leave."
Orton gets asked about Jericho/Helms arrest Posted by Chris Kaufman on 01/28/2010 at 11:53 PM
TMZ cameras caught up with WWE star Randy Orton in an airport and asked him about Chris Jericho and Hurricane Helms being arrested. “Arrested?” a surprised Orton asked. “No, no, no, no, not Chris,” Orton said. He claimed he wasn’t aware of either man being arrested.
The TMZ reporter asked Orton if the WWE wrestlers are now the new rock-n-roll guys because of the way they get in trouble. “We don’t get in trouble,” Orton said. “We represent the WWE in a very positive manner. Getting in trouble isn’t positive now, is it?”
There are a few more details regarding the Chris Jericho and Gregory Helms arrest story. According to Dave Meltzer, several sources have told him that Helms never hit the woman in the taxi, Ashley Storer. Helms left the taxi and ran off when the driver stopped at the gas station. Matt Hardy was chasing Helms and trying to get him to come back.
It is also being said the CM Punk and Christian were the ones that bailed Jericho/Helms from jail.
Ric Flair being sued by Ring of Honor Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/29/2010 at 11:59 PM
Credit: Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com
Ring of Honor has filed a lawsuit against Ric Flair, alleging that Flair owes the company over $40,000. The suit was filed this past Thursday in Bucks County, PA.
ROH says that Ric Flair was signed to make five appearances for the company, at $10,000 per appearance. Flair did not make the appearance in Montreal in July of 2009, and failed to repay the $10,000 that was paid to him for the event. Also, the suit alleges that Flair came to terms with the company to appear in an authority figure role on the ROH TV show. Flair was paid $35,000 for the TV appearances and only made one appearance. The second taping is when Flair showed up, and made a brief announcement to the crowd that he was resigning due to his relationship with WWE.
The belief was that Flair was going to use his relationship with ROH so that his son Reid could work there and continue his pro wrestling education. Those plans never happened, due to Reid being arrested on several drug charges last year. At this time, ROH has made no official comment on the deal.
The feeling within TNA is that management isn’t happy at all with Scott Hall and Sean Waltman but will continue to use them with the storyline that’s going on. Most people figured that Hall wouldn’t work out but there’s a lot of disappointment in Waltman as some figured that he would have shown up in better shape considering it’s probably his last shot with a major US promotion.
TNA President Dixie Carter was interviewed for the latest issue of the UK's Fighting Spirit Magazine. Carter spoke at length about Hulk Hogan's new role in TNA, where she sees the company going and more. Here's what she said about:
Dealing with Big Egos In TNA: "To me, it's not hard at all I feel if you treat somebody with respect, that's the only way you can win it back. If you work hard, that's the way to expect other people to work hard. I don't have tiered systems of how I treat different people, I treat everyone as the same. don't care if you're Kurt Angle or the newest guy on the roster, you're gonna be treated with the same level of respect, and I expect that back. To me, that's the easiest way to keep individual egos in check, because I'm not playing a game with different people or favouritism."
Her Leadership Style vs. Vince McMahon's: "I have a philosophy and it may not be right, but I feel that if people are happy personally, they'll work harder for you than if you motivate them through fear. I want to make TNA a place where they bring their families, where their wives are welcome, where their husbands are welcome, where their children are. It creates a different type of atmosphere backstage, but it creates a place where we are all in this for the same goal."
MEN Arena Manchester Only half of the building is being used holds about 10,000. First thing I noticed there was more in attendance than last year im predicting mabe 6-7500 difficult to say,
JB comes out with his usuall banter to get the crowd going then introduces the 1st match
Chris Sabin v Amazing Red v Suicide This match got off to a flyer lots of counters, high flying moves really got the crowd going, i thought that Red was outstanding throughout. Suicide was the clear fans favorite, my match of the night Winner - Amazing Red
Global Championship: Rob Terry (c) v Eric Young Rob was out 1st to a mixed reception some cheers, some chanting 'you cant wrestle' Rob had to work pretty hard to win the crowd over, Then Eric young who took the mic and told Rob how hes the leader of the W/E and he should give him his belt back which i think helped Rob win some fans over, Pretty boring match mainly power moves from Big Rob. Winner - Rob Terry
Jeremy Borash informs the crowd that Kurt Angle had just entered the building which got a huge pop from the fans and will be fighting one of our own Desmond Wolfe.
�The Pope� D�Angelo v Rhino. Crowd was split pre match with dueling chants for a couple of minutes...until Rhino got on the mic and heeled us. so/so match i liked the pope he worked the crowd really well. Winner - Pope
Daniels v Hernandez v Samoa Joe v AJ Styles Styles gets on the mic said how hes been on the phone to Flair and his lawyers and refuses to wrestle in a ladder match. TNA President Dixie Carter gets on the mic and tells A.J. to wrestle shes his boss not Flair, Then strangely it changed to a Four Way Tornado Match with tags. Two men are in the ring at once with the TNA World Heavyweight Title on line i thought this was weird why it wasnt just a fatal 4 way would have been much better, Big WE WANT LADDERS chant in the opening minutes as AJ had the ladder taken away and the ladders did not come back. AJ had the figure four on Hernandez at one point. AJ and Daniels worked together at first. I thought Joe was outstanding in this match he really shone worked the crowd really well, The ladder business was bizarre. They even had the hook down and raised it when AJ said so. It was a decent tornado match, but i was so Disappointed at no ladders and TNA with this one for me a huge disapointment it really was considering it was billed as 'the main event' previous to tonight. AJ wins with the styles clash on Daniels Winner - AJ Styles.
Intermission 15 mins Dixie went round the fans signing autographs and letting fans have pictures taken.
Dixie Carter came out after the break to the ring, with her Twitter friend Jane who was the first to tweet 'Cross The Line', she said how she enjoyed ladies watching wrestling it made her proud, then put over the fans some more and asked us to enjoy the rest of the show.
Kurt Angle v Desmond Wolfe A twenty minute time limit is announced for the match between Kurt Angle and Desmond Wolfe. Desmond heels the north of England big time. He wished he was in London. It was quite funny he got a huge pop from the crowd then he Got the mic .....and said he is so proud to be back in England massive cheer went up the he said HOWEVER i wish i was in London and didnt have to wrestle infront of you toothless, inbread, northern monkeys then proceed to say his team Chelsea would win the Premier league. Good match does Angle reversing the Tower of London into an Angle Slam for the pinfall victory. A big Chelsea Rent Boy chant broke out during the match and Desmond was superb to the crowd really played the heel. Match started slow and the last half saw some good exchanges. Angle paraded with the Union flag afterwards to a big ovation. Probably the 2nd best match of the night behind the first one. Winner - Kurt Angle
Sarita and Taylor Wilde v Beautiful People JB anounced a special guest referee which was Hamada, Beautiful people looked amazing as ever, during the match Velvet hit Hamada, who headbutted her back and counted the pin. Winner - Sarita and Taylor Wilde
British Invasion v Beer Money v Team 3D Beer Money gets the crowd going by helping to hand out backstage passes. British Invasion swipe them to many boos and rip them up, 3D come out wielding a table and tells us its a table match, Ray finds out the crowd dosnt all support Manchester united or city i think he was looking for cheap pops didnt really work so he quickly said but you all love team 3D which got the crowd back on side. The crowd was really into Beer Money and Solid Beer Money chants throughout the match. Very fun tag match, 3D were bystanders for the most part but they did their spots to big pops. 3D put Brutus through the table with the 3D and Devon pinned for the win even though it was a tables match. Winner - Team 3D
3D call back Beer Money and lead a cheering contest to win a piece of table. A kid (Jack) was pulled from the crowd and both 3D and Beer Money signed it and gave it to him, Some friendly banter goes on which 3D say Beer Money are the new 3D, which Dixie joins in on and they have a beer bash in the ring.
Overall this was a superb event!!!!! didnt like the setout of the matches it was a bit weird, i was gutted about the ladder match and i didnt feel think it was as good as 2 previous house shows in Liverpool and Manchester, but was still epic if only IMPACT came across this good.
WWE taped this week's edition of WWE Smackdown tonight from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Below are full taping results. Thanks to Wrestling News World readers Matty B and Mike for sending us text-message updates:
Smackdown (Airing Friday on MyNetworkTV):
* Degeneration X come out to open the show. Triple H starts to talk when Rey Mysterio comes out and says Shawn Michaels doesn't think he can beat The Undertaker for the belt at Royal Rumble. The Straight Edge Society come out. Triple H says he's surprised CM Punk is straight and makes fun of him. Teddy Long comes out and says there will not be a Unified WWE Tag Team Championship match tonight. Instead, Mysterio will fight Michaels right now and Triple H will fight CM Punk.
* Triple H b. CM Punk via disqualification when both members of the Straight Edge Society interfere. They jump Hunter and try to shave his head but Michaels comes out for the save. DX tries to attack Punk but he puts Serena Deeb in front of him, kisses her and sneaks out of the rink. HBK fakes Sweet Chin Music on Serena and exits.
* Chris Jericho is shown backstage on his way to the ring.
* R-Truth b. Chris Jericho after a failed Codebreaker on the ropes as Truth rolled over top of Jericho for the pin.
* Backstage Batista interview. He talks about the Royal Rumble match. John Morrison is shown on his way to the ring.
* John Morrison vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre. Drew McIntyre gets the pin to retain after Morrison went for Starship Pain and McIntyre got his knees up. McIntyre hit a double arm DDT onto the IC belt and gets the pin.
* Michelle McCool interview. She says she is going to send Piggy James back to the barnyard for good, etc. Then ends by say Mickie went wee, wee, wee all the way home. Michelle issues an ope challenge to the locker room. Mickie James' music hits and Layla comes out in a fat suit with a pig nose dressed like Mickie James.
* Michelle McCool vs. Layla (dressed as Piggy James). Layla slowly chases McCool around the outside of the ring, back in and goes for a splash. McCool pins her for the win. The crowd lets them hear it with "boring" chants.
* In a backstage segment Shawn Michaels is shown on his way to the ring. Batista gets in his face and tells him to stay out of his way on Sunday. Triple H gets in Batista's face and Batista back downs.
* Shawn Michaels vs. Rey Mysterio. Rey goes for 619 early, Shawn moves. The match goes back and forth when Rey hits head scissors on Michaels, taking him to the outside. Mysterio hits 619, goes for the springboard, but Michaels counters and hits Sweet Chin Music out of nowhere. Both men are down. Batista comes out and spears HBK then hits a spinebuster on Mysterio. Triple H hits the ring and clotheslines Batista over the top and goes out after him. The lights go out and The Undertaker's music hits. The lights come up and Undertaker is in the ring. He double chokeslams Mysterio and Michaels to end the show.
Dark Match Main Event:
* DeGeneration X & The Undertaker vs. CM Punk, Luke Gallows & Chris Jericho. Undertaker hits Jericho with a chokeslam for the win. Undertaker was not heavily involved in the match.
We start off tonight’s show with a recap of the issues between Mick Foley and Eric Bischoff, leading to Foley’s firing. Then we see a look at Ric Flair unveiling A.J. Styles as the next ‘Nature Boy’. Remember when Hulk Hogan threw a stipulation out the window to give Kurt Angle another title match . . . only to see Kurt Angle think that Hogan was behind the Cast Member Screw Job. What will happen as we get closer to the start of 1998?
We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘Finger Poke of Doom Redux’ Tenay and Taz.
If it is the start of the show, it must mean that Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff are going to come to the ring. Hogan tells Bischoff that it is wide open in the Impact Zone brother. He says that he wants to bring out Mick Foley right now, brother.
The fired former Executive Shareholder comes to the ring. Hogan thanks Foley for coming into the Impact Zone brother. Hogan says that he wants to work out things right now between Bischoff and Mick Foley. Eric tells Hogan that there is no situation because he fired Hogan last week after being beaten half to death. Hogan says that a lot of buttons have been pushed and he says that he never had a chance to work with Foley or any of his incarnations, brother. Hogan says that he sees a lot of good things that are on the money. Hogan says that there are a few things that need to be dialed in so Foley can be an asset, brother. Bischoff reminds Hogan that Foley laid his hands on Eric and could have put him in the hospital.
Foley says that he wishes he would have put his hands on Bischoff but he didn’t do it. Bischoff says that it doesn’t matter because last week he came out covered from head to toe (or from the hairline to the eyes) in blood. Foley says that he couldn’t have laid a hand on Bischoff because Eric would have been taken out in an ambulance.
Hogan tells Mick Foley that they need to bring things under control because brother, you need to work it out or walk out. We hear music and Hogan repeats himself.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bubba the Love Sponge escorts Jeff Jarrett into the Impact Zone and he doesn’t want Jeff to screw him over. Jeff says that he can trust him and they can do it without lawyers.
Christy Hemme is in the interview area with Ken Anderson and Ken tells Christy that it is Mr. Anderson. He wants Christy to show him some respect. Ken says that he has to do everything himself. Since he doesn’t have a match, he has to book himself. He makes an open challenge to anyone in the locker room. He doesn’t care who it is, even Christy Hemme. He is begging that Abyss answers the challenge. He says that it doesn’t matter because the only name that people will remember at the end of the name is Mr. Anderson.
Mike and Taz talk about the 8 Card Stud Tournament at Against All Odds.
Match Number One: Desmond Wolfe with Chelsea versus Sean Morley in an 8 Card Stud Qualifying Match
They lock up and Morley works on the arm and puts Wolfe in a hammer lock. Wolfe with a reversal but Morley makes it to the ropes. Wolfe kicks the ropes before Morley moves away from them. Wolfe chokes Morley in the ropes and then he breaks. Wolfe has a discussion with the referee and he turns around into a few clotheslines and a chop. Morley with a Val Venis knee on an Irish whip and then Wolfe with a hammer lock DDT to Morley. Wolfe works on the wrist and then he drops a knee on the arm and he gets a near fall. Wolfe bridges back but Morley escapes and he kicks and punches Wolfe. Wolfe with an arm wringer and then he runs into a boot. Morley with a back elbow and Wolfe misses a clothesline. Morley with punches and a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Morley with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot. Morley with an uranage and then he goes up top but Wolfe hits the ropes and it crotches Morley. Wolfe hits the Tower of London for the three count. Winner: Desmond Wolfe
In the back, Jeff Jarrett enters the Brother Bischoffice. Eric wants to know where Jeff’s attorney is and Jeff says that he doesn’t want to deal with attorneys. He wants to tell Hogan that he is looking at things differently. Jeff says that he might have broken people’s trusts and he wants to repair it. Hogan says that he wants the Jeff Jarrett that he knew when he started working with Jeff’s family. Jarrett says that he is willing to start at the bottom of the ladder and work his way up. Hogan says that they need help immediately. Eric says that he has an idea. Eric suggests that Jarrett be the man to accept the Ken Anderson Challenge. Eric says that he knows that they can have an excellent match in the main event. Eric says that Jeff will be just fine since he is a great athlete. Jarrett says that he will get ready. Eric wishes Jeff luck.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to talk about the Soundstage Screw Job starring Earl Hebner. We see footage from last week and the aftermath.
We see Ric Flair and A.J. Styles admiring a female and his suits since he has 30 days off. Flair says that he needs a friend as well.
Match Number Two: Daniels versus Hernandez in an 8 Card Stud Tournament Qualifying Match
Daniels attacks Hernandez while he poses on the turnbuckles and then he sends Hernandez into the turnbuckles and connects with an elbow and kicks. Hernandez does not move when Daniels tries for an Irish whip and Hernandez with a knee and a delayed vertical suplex. Daniels tries for a sunset flip but Hernandez does not go over and he suplexes Daniels by the neck. Daniels with an enzuigiri that takes Hernandez to the mat and he gets a near fall. Daniels with a cravate but Hernandez with elbows and Daniels with an STO followed by a quebrada for a near fall. Daniels sets for Angel’s Wings but Hernandez with a back body drop. Daniels with a flying knee to the back and Hernandez goes to the floor. Hernandez with a shoulder followed by the slingshot shoulder and a clothesline. Hernandez with a back body drop and a Stinger Splash and then he takes off his shirt to biel Daniels across the ring. Daniels avoids a charge into the corner and Daniels with a forearm. Hernandez with a kick and then he pulls himself up to the turnbuckles but Daniels with a palm thrust. Daniels tries for a superplex but Hernandez pushes him off. Hernandez misses a frog splash and Daniels with a rollup and he tries to use the ropes but he can only get a two count. Daniels with palm strikes but Hernandez with a shoulder toss to Daniels and then he hits the Dominator for the three count. Winner: Hernandez
We go to commercial.
Velvet is stretching with Madison while Lacey is standing there. We go back to commercial.
Mike Tenay is in the ring and he talks about the battle of the awesome tag teams that will take place at Against All Odds. Out first are the Nasty Boys. Out next are Team 3D. Security tries to keep Team 3D away from the ring. Ray tells the Nastys that they waited until they were in Japan to show up in TNA and mess up their locker room. Then the following week, they waited to blast them in the back of the heads like a couple of punks. Ray reminds them that they used a couple of chairs on them last week. Ray wonders where the Nastys have been for the last ten years. Security holds Team 3D on the ramp.
Sags talks about how nasty they are.
Devon tells them what they have been doing during the ten years that the Nasty Boys have been retired. Devon talks about the companies that they won titles in and mentions ECW, WWE, All Japan, and New Japan in addition to TNA. Devon says that nobody has accomplished what they have done.
Knobs mentions the Road Warriors, Hart Foundation, Steiners, Hall and Nash, and Harlem Heat to mention the teams who felt the wrath of the Nasty Boys. He says that Team 3D are on their chopping block. On Valentine’s Day (February 14th in case you didn’t know), they won’t be giving Team 3D any flowers or chocolates. They will be beating up Team 3D.
Ray says that they can take jabs at each other all day long, but everyone wants to see these two teams beat the crap out of each other. Ray tells Knobs to shut up.
Christy is in the interview area with Lacey Von Erich, Velvet Sky, and Madison Rayne and she wants to know what they think about the return of Angelina Love. Velvet says that she is sick of hearing about them. She knows that everyone wants to be part of the group, but not everyone can do it. Madison says that Angelina is so 2009 and they have moved on to bigger and better things. Madison says that they are going to show everyone where Knockouts Gold belongs. Lacey says something before they hold up something shiny to quiet her.
We see Jeff Jarrett up close as we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for Bobby and Eric to talk about his current status. He wants to know if Bobby’s flight was okay. Eric tells Bobby that after looking at things, Bobby is fired despite having the guts to not let his wife talk for him. Bobby is escorted out by security.
Match Number Three: Madison Rayne, Lacey Von Erich, and Velvet Sky with their Dance Party USA routine versus Hamada, Awesome Kong, and Tara with Poison
Madison and Hamada start things off and Madison doesn’t take things seriously and Hamada with kicks and chops followed by a head butt and another chop. Hamada with another head butt and a chop. Hamada works on the arm and then does a Spoiler homage with an arm drag. Madison with a kick and then she tags in Velvet. Velvet works on the arm and then she tags in Lacey. Lacey works on the arm and then she tags in Madison who continues to work on the arm. Hamada tries to escape but Madison holds on. Hamada with a drop toe hold and then Tara is tagged in and she punches and slams Madison followed by the shimmy moonsault for a near fall. Tara with a chop and Velvet with a kick to the back and Madison with a clothesline for a near fall. Velvet tags in and she runs Tara into the turnbuckles with shoulders. Madison chokes Tara while the referee is distracted. Velvet rakes the eyes and then Tara and Velvet pull each other down by the hair. Madison and Kong tag in and Lacey joins in with a clothesline that does nothing. Kong with a double clothesline and Hamada tags in with a drop kick to Madison. Madison with an Irish whip but she runs into a kick and then she hits a roundhouse kick on Lacey and Velvet. Tara with a slam to Lacey followed by a moonsault but the referee deals with Velvet and Tara. Madison hits Hamada with the ugly stick and gets the three count. Winners: Velvet Sky, Lacey Von Erich, and Madison Rayne
After the match, Lacey and Madison attack Tara. From out of nowhere, Angelina Love comes into the ring and she is almost completely dressed. Angelina attacks Madison and Lacey and pushes Lacey out of the ring.
We go to Hogan’s office and he has Earl Hebner in his office wondering why he called for the bell. Earl says that Angle tapped out when he reversed the hold. Hogan says he saw what happened. After 30 years in the business, you know when things happen. He says that it wasn’t time to ring the bell. Hogan says that Earl did this 12 years ago in Montreal. Hogan says that he is his friend and he wants to know the truth. Earl tells Hogan that he screwed Bret and he screwed Angle for the money. He got a check from Flair. Hogan says that is disgusting and as his friend, he doesn’t know what to say. He tells Earl that he is suspended.
We go to commercial.
We see Kurt Angle walking in the back and he will still be walking as we return to commercial.
We are back and Flair is talking to A.J. about the new TNA and there are more women in the dressing room and Flair is in shock. Flair takes one and A.J. is with the other three. Flair woos for a while.
Mick Foley is in the back and Bubba the Love Sponge says that he knows that Bischoff is going to call him into his office. Foley calls Bubba a ‘glass half empty’ person while Foley says that he is a ‘glass half full’ person. He says that things will be resolved.
Kurt Angle comes to the ring to discuss his part in the Theme Park Screw Job last week. Kurt tells A.J. Styles that their match at Genesis is a match that they will never forget. He says that it was the greatest match of his life. That is why he is confused, disappointed, and pissed off. He reminds A.J. that they shook hands to determine who the greatest wrestler in the world was. He says that was supposed to be a match that will be talked about for generations. Angle says that A.J. disappointed him, the boys in the back, and most of all he disappointed the TNA wrestling (cast members) fans. Angle says that A.J. went from a hero to a punk a** b**ch. Angle talks about last week and he says that he didn’t see it coming. He tells A.J. that Flair doesn’t care about him. He says that Flair is the dirtiest player in the game and he wants to know if that is how A.J. wants his legacy to be. Angle talks about his qualifying match and he says that when he wins the tournament, it will be them one more time and A.J. will not get by the greatest wrestler who ever lived.
Hulk Hogan’s muzak plays and he comes to the ring. Hogan says that Angle accused him of something that he didn’t do when they were in the office. Hogan says that years ago, things would have been different. Hogan says that as the leader of TNA, he functions on a whole different level. After last week, when Kurt spit in his face, that is unacceptable. As the leader of TNA, if it ever happens again and Angle crosses the line, he can consider himself unemployed. Hogan wants to know if they have an understanding.
Kurt tells Hulk Hogan that he apologizes for what he did. He says that it was inexcusable. Angle reminds Hogan that he is leading TNA. That means that everything that happens in the ring is Hogan’s responsibility. Angle apologizes and shakes Hogan’s hand.
From out of nowhere, Sean Waltman attacks Angle and he is joined by Scott Hall. Hall punches Angle and Waltman with a snap leg drop to Angle. We go to commercial.
We are back with a moments ago handshake moment followed by the attack by the two guys who aren’t part of the company.
Hall and Waltman are by the door and security pushes them out and Hall says that he will see them next week.
Match Number Four: Brian Kendrick, Alex Shelley, and Chris Sabin versus Generation Me and Amazing Red
Kendrick attacks Red before the match starts and then he connects with forearms. Kendrick misses a charges into the corner and then Red with a drop kick to the back followed by a drop kick and Sabin and Shelley attack Red. Shelley goes into a boot and then Red with a spin kick to Sabin off Shelley’s back. Generation Me come into the match and they go after Shelley and they hit a double thrust kick followed by an alley oop drop kick to Shelley that sends him to the floor. Sabin comes off the ropes for a springboard move and he is caught and is given a gutbuster followed by a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Sabin with a running knee to Max followed by an Irish whip and running back elbow. Shelley misses a splash into the corner and Max with a rollup on Sabin for a near fall. Jeremy tags in and he tries for a springboard move but he is caught by Shelley who hits a reverse atomic drop followed by a drop kick from Sabin and then Shelley holds Jeremy’s head up for Sabin to complete the dream sequence with another drop kick. Sabin gets a near fall. Jeremy with an elbow and he tags in Red who hits a rana and drop kick followed by a back kick. Red sets for Code Red, but he takes too long and Shelley hits a super kick. Sabin with a drop kick off Shelley’s back to knock Max off the apron. Sabin and Shelley hit a double team spike dominator but Kendrick makes the blind tag and Kendrick with a kick to the head for the three count. Winners: Brian Kendrick, Alex Shelley, and Chris Sabin
After the match, the referee checks on Red and the British Invasion come to the ring and they have Rob’s X Division brief case. They attack Red in the ring while the referee waves near them. Terry with a choke slam to Red. They have a discussion about the briefcase while Red is able to recover. We go to commercial.
We are back and we have an X Division Title match.
Match Number Five: Doug Wiliams playing the part of Rob Terry versus Amazing Red for the X Division Title
Red hits a tornado DDT for a near fall. We see footage from during the break when Williams got the opportunity to have the match and Williams hits Chaos Theory to get the three count. Winner: Doug Williams
After the match, Williams and Magnus celebrate in the ring and Terry is not too happy.
Jeff Jarrett is pacing in his locker room as we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for Foley/Bischoff II: Electric Boogaloo. Foley wants to know who busted Eric open last week or if Eric did it himself. Eric says that they need to work this out and let the past go. Foley wants one more stroll down memory lane. Foley says that he talks about a bowel movement his son made six years ago at a birthday party. Foley says that he would rather pick up crap than work in TNA for a guy like Bischoff. Eric gets a chuckle out of Foley’s story. He says that he can respect Foley’s opinion, there are two people who want Foley in this company. They are Abyss and Jeremy Borash. Eric says that he has their careers in the palm of his hand and he can do what he wants with him. Eric tells Mick to have a nice day and then he leaves with the camera man.
Eric is walking in the back and he walks by A.J. Styles’ dressing room and Flair is wooing as Bischoff opens the door. A.J. asks the women which one wants a shot at the title tonight. Flair says that they are off for 30 days. Eric tells Flair that he will get to that shortly. Eric congratulates Flair because they are stuck with him. He says that Flair was smart enough to have his contract signed before Hogan and him got to TNA. Eric says that it is the Hogan/Bischoff regime. He tells Flair that A.J. doesn’t have 30 days off. He tells them that everyone in the company needs to be ready 24/7 so he better not make any travel plans.
Jeff Jarrett and Ken Anderson are walking in the back and they are separated by a TNA logo as we go to commercial.
Jeff Jarrett has stopped walking and he is thinking about his match against Ken Anderson and we go back to commercial.
Match Number Six: Ken Anderson versus Jeff Jarrett
Jeff Jarrett is starting so far down that he doesn’t even have entrance music or pyro.
They lock up and Anderson backs Jarrett into the corner and he tries to punch Jarrett but Jarrett moves and he punches Anderson. Anderson wants a time out. Jarrett with a side head lock and shoulder tackle or three. Jarrett swings but Anderson falls away and goes to the ropes. Anderson with a knee and then he connects with forearms to the back. Anderson sends Jarrett’s head into the turnbuckles and he punches Jarrett. Jarrett with a hip toss or two followed by a drop kick. Jarrett clotheslines Anderson over the top rope to the floor. Instead of maintaining the advantage, he does the Jarrett strut and we go to commercial.
We are back and Jarrett is on the apron and Anderson kicks Jarrett and then he sends Jarrett into the ring post. Anderson punches Jarrett as the referee warns him. Anderson slams Jarrett’s hand onto the ring steps. Anderson with a hammer lock and then he hits a hammer lock throw on Jarrett and gets a near fall. Anderson with an arm bar. Jarrett with a punch but he runs into a boot after an Irish whip. Anderson with a single arm DDT but he can only get a near fall. Anderson with a forearm and then he puts Jarrett into a sleeper for a second and then he puts Jarrett in a key lock. Jarrett punches Anderson but Anderson with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Anderson goes up top and he tries for the Kenton Bomb but Jarrett moves (and Anderson overshoots Jarrett anyway). Jarrett gets a second wind and he punches Anderson. Anderson sets for the Mic Check but Jarrett tries for the Stroke. Anderson with a low blow and a three count with an inside cradle. Winner: Ken Anderson
We see Eric Bischoff in an insert saying that this was great.
After the match, Anderson with a double sledge from the apron onto Jarrett and then he punches Jarrett. Anderson rolls Jarrett back into the ring and he waits for Jeff to get up. Anderson sizes him up and then he hits the Mic Check.
We go to the Bischoffice and he says that it is going to be a long, hard climb for Jarrett.
The Bella Twins def. Jillian & Katie Lea Chris Masters def. Primo and Chavo Guerrero to earn a spot in the Royal Rumble Match David Hart Smith def. Matt Hardy
As “WWE Superstars” took place just days before the Royal Rumble, the annual event was the only thing on the minds of your favorite ring warriors. Over the course of the evening Chris Masters earned himself a spot in the Royal Rumble Match, Chris Jericho had questionable success in declaring his superiority, and The Great Khali sent a clear message to anyone looking to eliminate The Punjabi Playboy.
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David Hart Smith def. Matt Hardy; The Great Khali cleared the ring of competitors (PHOTOS | WATCH) On the previous episode of SmackDown, Matt Hardy teamed with The Great Khali to take on The Hart Dynasty and scored a win after pinning the powerhouse Superstar David Hart Smith. On “WWE Superstars” the second-generation competitor seized his chance at retribution by defeating Hardy one-on-one as The Great Khali, Tyson Kidd and Natalya all looked on from ringside. Following the match, The Punjabi Playboy entered the ring and proceeded to clear it of all competitors, including his associate Matt Hardy, proving that in the Royal Rumble Match it truly is every Superstar for himself.
R-Truth shuts up Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH) Chris Jericho appeared on “WWE Superstars” this week, and proceeded to talk himself up in his typical fashion. As the condescending Superstar claimed that he would be the one to win the Royal Rumble Match he was interrupted by his SmackDown rival, R-Truth. The rapping Superstar disputed Jericho’s claims at greatness, instead insisting that he would not only win the match but also be the one to eliminate the long-winded braggart. R-Truth then backed up his claim by chasing Jericho from ringside.
Chris Masters def. Primo and Chavo Guerrero to earn a spot in the Royal Rumble Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) Three of Raw’s premier ring warriors competed on “WWE Superstars” with a coveted spot in the Royal Rumble Match hanging in the balance. Though Primo and Chavo Guerrero both utilized every high-flying trick in the book, ultimately it was the amazing power of Chris Masters that carried the day as he won the match, a spot in Sunday’s 30-Man Royal Rumble Match and the continuing affections of his ladyfriend, Eve.
The Bella Twins def. Jillian & Katie Lea (PHOTOS | WATCH) “WWE Superstars” opened with a tag team Diva match, that had the WWE Universe seeing double. The lovely twins, Brie & Nikki Bella took on their Raw rivals, Jillian & Katie Lea. Despite the aggressive in-ring tactics of their opponents, The Bella Twins picked up a win by pinning The Scarlet Witch, Katie Lea.
The Undertaker had his knee scoped after the January 19th Smackdown tapings in Greenville, which is why he wasn't working the live events last week. Taker is going into the Royal Rumble less than 100%. The original plan had him having more of an involvement at the RAW in Knoxville last week but he was in so much pain when he arrived that all he ended up doing was the promo at the start of RAW. He did work the Smackdown tapings this past week but didn't do much.
WWE superstars Chris Jericho and Gregory Helms were arrested in Kentucky early Wednesday morning when police were called to a gas station and found the wrestlers "extremely intoxicated" and fighting.
Local newspaper The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the two were arrested at a Shell gas station around 5:45 AM on Wednesday and charged with public alcohol intoxication. After spending about an hour in jail, they were released after each paying $120 fines.
The two had been in nearby Cincinnati, Ohio the previous night for this week's SmackDown taping.
Jericho posted the following message on Twitter hours before the arrest: "Listening to zakk Wylde and having a GG contest with Hurricane. It's the woods vs the praries. Praires are winning..." It's pure speculation, but some are guessing "GG" stands for Grey Goose (vodka).
Jeff Hardy forming a tag-team in TNA? Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/28/2010 at 11:50 AM
It would appear that Jeff Hardy is indeed set to make more appearances for TNA. Hardy may have revealed a tag team with Shannon Moore that's planned with the following message on Twitter, that has since been deleted:
"HeavensDemons...airhedge&itchweeed ready to hitTNA with some shockfactor..you dig thy name...HeavensDemons?"
According to a source, WWE stars Chris Jericho and Gregory Helms were arrested Wednesday morning in Kenton County, KY around 5 a.m. They were arrested by the Erlanger (KY) Police Department. Both men were charged with alcohol intoxication in a public place.
According to the source, they were both bonded out in about an hour. Kenton County is close to Cincinnati, OH. That is where WWE SmackDown! was taped last night.
During an interview with the Mexican newspaper Esto, Rey Mysterio said that he was two to three years away from retirement. However, he made sure to note that his future in the industry hinges on the reconstructive knee surgery he is getting in April — providing he lasts that long.
When asked who will be his replacement as the top Mexican star in WWE when he leaves, he mentioned Dos Caras, Jr. (Alberto Banderas ring name), Super Nova (the son of El Texano) and Incognito; all of whom are in WWE's developmental system. However, he said he doesn't see any of them as his replacement "because WWE doesn't work that way."
Mysterio also said that his match at the Royal Rumble would be a three-way bout with Undertaker and Batista — which has since been changed.
"The Pope" dealing with an illness Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/27/2010 at 04:33 PM
D'Angelo Dinero took ill early in TNA's European tour and was forced to stay behind in Glasgow, Scotland as result. He is also nursing a hand injury. Fortunately, his health has since gotten better as he returned to the tour last night in Bournemouth.
"Pope is so sick Dr's would not let him wrestle in Glasgow. He has to stay behind until better," TNA president Dixie Carter wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Latest update on Sid and TNA Wrestling Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/27/2010 at 04:32 PM
On his Facebook account (which is where the "bizarre hair" photos initially surfaced), Sid Vicious put up a link to a petition for fans to sign concerning "the hiring of Sid Eudy/Sid Vicious to add to the overall benefit of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling."
Regarding the petition, Vicious wrote: "Petitions don't work...but Sign it anyway just to show them where the Power lies. Spread the Word! Somebody made this Petition as a Labor of love so I Understand how that feels..We all know how it is. you gotta get in there and get your hands dirty and do whatever you got...ta do to get your boys back on TV where they belong...it's sad but thats the way it is now! it's all in the fans hands now!"
Hogan comments on Warrior/Savage joining TNA Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/27/2010 at 02:28 PM
During a recent interview with UGO.com, Hulk Hogan commented on the possibility of Ultimate Warrior and Randy "Macho Man" Savage joining TNA Wrestling.
"The Warrior is not 'alive' anymore," Hogan told UGO.com. "I did a deposition about six months ago where Vince McMahon put out a tape called The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior. And I did a deposition. I sat in a room across from him. No other wrestler would testify. He thought I was actually going to help him, but when I told the truth...I seriously doubt he and I would ever work together again. I did tell the truth at the deposition. He's the worst. He's horrible. There's nobody worse than him in the ring. So hopefully I'll never have to see him again in the ring."
As far as Savage is concerned, despite their past differences, Hogan would love to have him on board with TNA. He feels if Savage dyed his gray beard and got back into shape, he would be good enough to return to the ring.
"I'd LOVE to see the Macho Man," Hogan said. "Dye that old gray Santa Claus beard he's got. Get back in shape. And teach these young guys how to do it because I could sure use his help. He's got a great mind for the business."
Hogan also comments on the removal of the six-sided ring (calling it "a playpen"), when exactly he should have quit wrestling, back shaving tips, and more. You can read the interview in its entirety at http://www.ugo.com/tv/hulk-hogan-interview
DDP talks about a possible return to TNA Posted by Mark Virginia on 01/27/2010 at 02:26 PM
During an interview with SLAM! Wrestling, Diamond Dallas Page said he's talked to Eric Bischoff about possibly joining TNA down the line for a short-term program and perhaps even wrestling. The former WCW World Heavyweight says he has about ten more matches left in the tank.
"Eventually I am sure at some point in time when they need a guest referee I may consider it. I want to do the Piper thing, he shows up for two months and then is gone for nine. That is the only kind of thing I want to do, and I am in the shape to still do it," Page said. "I probably have ten really good matches left in me, and I am not gonna throw them away or just put them out there. If they are willing to pay me to come back, and it behooves me, maybe."
Page briefly worked for the promotion five years ago, highlighted by a main event encounter against Jeff Jarrett at the March 2005 pay-per-view, Destination X. He said he's in good physical shape and noted that he dropped some weight from his wrestling days thanks to his Yoga For Regular Guys program.
"I am in better shape now than I was when I was in the ring. I am not as big, I have lost about 25 pounds because I don't need to carry that weight," Page said. "I am at 230 right now, but I am solid and lean and strong as f***. I can bend over and put my head between my legs, stick my foot over my head and stand one leg. Most guys can't walk around on two legs!"
The TNA Impact taping hotline for Universal Studios has been updated with March 1st and 2nd now being listed as Impact taping dates. It is looking like this will be a live Impact going against RAW. The new taping dates are not listed on TNA’s website at this point.
Thanks to the Wrestling Globe Newsletter for the following recap:
Ken Anderson was interviewed last night on ESPN Milwaukee. Regarding going to TNA, he said: "I had wanted to hopefully sign with TNA immediately after my WWE career ended, but I had to make sure that I wasn't stepping into the wrong situation... I just got out of a relationship [with WWE] that wasn't necessarily good for probably both sides for quite some time and I wanted to make sure I didn't make the same mistakes again and setting myself up for failure."
He has signed a contract with them but it's a per night deal. He said Hogan and Bischoff approached him to come on board during the Hulkamania tour of Australia.
"We went back and forth for a while and it was kind of a fun negotiation process. It was actually kind of nice," he said. "When I first started with WWE, there was no negotiating at all. It was, 'Take it or leave it, pal.' It was kind of nice to be able to say, 'This is stuff I'm willing to negotiate on.' They came through and I couldn't have been happier with the debut and I was happy to work with Abyss."
He added: "I like the fact that I was able to go in and tape a whole month's worth of TV in four days. I'm not kidding you. Then you have the rest of the month to rest your body. That's one thing about being on the road 52 weeks per year, and maybe one of the reasons I was injury-prone because I was working five days per week."
After TNA Monday night special on January 4th drew a strong 1.5 cable rating, it appears Spike TV has scheduled another live TNA broadcast to go head-to-head with WWE RAW.
According to news correspondent Devin Cutting, Spike TV has scheduled a second Monday night TNA Impact episode on March 1 from 9-11p.m. EST head-to-head with WWE Raw.
Comedy duo Cheech & Chong are scheduled to host WWE RAW that night.
TNA originally had an Australian tour scheduled from late Feburary to early March and then rescheduled it due to "changes in the U.S. TV production schedule."
A report on PWInsider.com states that the TNA iMPACT! taping schedule at Universal Studios in Orlando now lists live events on Monday 3/1 and Tuesday 3/1, so it appears the show will be live once again.
Ezekiel Jackson & William Regal def. ECW Champion Christian & Kane Yoshi Tatsu, Goldust & The Hurricane def. Trent Barreta, Caylen Croft & Zack Ryder
CINCINNATI – Just five days before Royal Rumble, No. 1 contender Ezekiel Jackson continued his path of total domination with a tag team victory over ECW Champion Christian.
Ezekiel Jackson & William Regal def. ECW Champion Christian & Kane (PHOTOS | WATCH) After William Regal introduced the WWE Universe to the Superstar he called the next ECW Champion – Ezekiel Jackson – the No. 1 contender warned Christian that he’s certain he’ll win the ECW Title at Sunday’s Royal Rumble. Christian said he’s defended his ECW Championship against many different contenders, from "All-American Americans" to ECW Originals, allowing him to adapt to facing anyone and everyone, and he looks forward to the challenge that awaits him at Royal Rumble. (PHOTOS | WATCH)
But Tuesday night even when Christian teamed with former ECW Champion Kane, Captain Charisma once again fell short to The Guyanese Goliath. With the help of Regal, Big Zeke squashed his Royal Rumble opponent, just as he has for the past several weeks. Is this a sign of things to come this Sunday? Will Jackson continue his streak of domination and become the new ECW Champion? Or will Christian characteristically prevail over what could be his biggest and strongest ECW Title Match opponent to date? Tune in to Royal Rumble Sunday night at 8/7 CT live and only on pay-per-view.
Vance Archer interrupts Shelton Benjamin (WATCH) While telling the WWE Universe how excited he is to have the opportunity to compete in Sunday’s Royal Rumble, Shelton Benjamin was unexpectedly interrupted with an attack by Vance Archer. His rival knocked The Gold Standard to the ground, stating, “Hopes and dreams are all Shelton has, because that … that’s reality.” Will Archer’s attack hinder Benjamin’s chances this Sunday?
Yoshi Tatsu, Goldust & The Hurricane def. Trent Barreta, Caylen Croft & Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH) The eclectic threesome of Yoshi Tatsu, Goldust & The Hurricane earned a victory over ECW newcomers Trent Baretta & Caylen Croft, and their Tuesday night tag team partner, Zack Ryder. Tatsu’s electric, high-kick to Barreta’s head sealed his team’s fate. The win brings a bit of sweet retribution for Tatsu & Goldust, who lost to their rivals, Barreta & Croft, last week. Also, The Hurricane once again quieted the Long Island Loudmouth, Ryder, who called himself “The Heart and Soul Superhero of ECW” – a nickname the masked Superstar wasn’t too keen on. However, Ryder’s girlfriend, Rosa Mendes, did plenty of shouting at her beau’s opponents during the match.
Report: Santino Marella to star in sitcom Posted by Chris Kaufman on 01/26/2010 at 02:03 PM
AOL Television's section is saying that WWE is currently working on a sitcom starring Santino Marella. WWE Diva Beth Phoenix is slated to play his girlfriend, and Vladimir Kozlov his best friend. "In two weeks, we're filming the first three episodes," Santino said. "It will air at first on the dot com, then after that we will get it to a network television."
USA Network VP Chris McCumber however said the USA Network isn't looking for sitcoms right now, but acknowledge Marella as a good comedic character.
RVD says WWE thought he signed with TNA Posted by Chris Kaufman on 01/26/2010 at 12:49 PM
Rob Van Dam says WWE was concerned he was going to sign with TNA last week that they blocked his account on WWE’s blog page. RVD regularly posts updates for his “RVD TV” webshow on WWE’s Universe page.
“The constant rumors that I am or have signed with one of the wrestling companies seems to be getting stronger still,” RVD said on robvandam.com. “Last week, WWE locked me out of my profile page at WWE Universe because they believed I had signed with TNA!”
RVD did not detail his current standing with WWE or TNA any further. He said in an interview last week that he he would return to WWE “if the conditions were right,” but he has no interest in working their schedule again. RVD did plug that he will be wrestling his “first domestic match in years” this weekend in Los Angeles at the WrestleReunion convention. RVD is booked for PWG’s Saturday night show in a three-way match against Chris Hero and Roderick Strong.
Also in his blog, RVD criticized the DVD cover art for the “Wrong Side of Town” movie where he’s in the lead role. The DVD features Batista on the cover instead of him.
“Uh… well, he WAS on set for 2 days. I’m not bitching that I got screwed here, but if I ever was in a position to bitch that I got screwed over, it’d have to feel a lot like this,” RVD said.
In an interview with The Sun, TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles blasts the backstabbing nature of rival promotion World Wrestling Entertainment.
The TNA star said he has no interest in going to WWE based on second-hand stories he's heard from wrestlers' experiences in the politically-motivated backstage environment.
"From all the horror stories I've heard in WWE, there's no reason why I would want to go anywhere else. Desmond (Wolfe) and I are going to work together to make this company the best for everybody. Where, in the other company, they will stab each other in the back to get to the next level," Styles said. "It's not about me. It's about us in TNA."
Styles said one year from now, TNA needs to be live and touring "week-to-week" outside the Impact Zone in Orlando. His main reason for wanting to venture outside of Orlando is so he can better gauge the effectiveness of his persona.
"Definitely live. Live every Monday night or Thursday night. I don't care. Just as long as the fans know when it's coming on. And that they don't know what to expect," Styles told The Sun. "That's the biggest thing because with the spoilers, they go on (the Internet) and figure out whatever, but I want to be live going from state-to-state and not just in the Impact Zone."
Styles added: "It's hard to gauge who you are as a character in the Impact Zone because you have the same fans coming in who don't necessarily want to enjoy the show, but be part of the show, and it's hard to gauge how you're doing as an entertainer."
Styles also reassured fans upset about TNA parting ways with its trademark six-sided ring.
"Ring change is kind of upsetting at first, but then once you get in that ring, it brings the memories back - 'Oh, there's so much more you can do.' But, for us, it absolutely does not make a difference to me. That's why it was so bizarre to me at first why they would change it," Styles said. "I heard that maybe the reason was to be taken more seriously as a company. I can understand that. I don't care what it is that gets us to the next level as long as we get there."
Styles and Desmond Wolfe also discuss Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Eric Bischoff joining TNA, as well as what fans can expect on the company's current tour of the UK. To download the 21-minute interview, head on over to http://www.thesun.co.uk/
Unified Tag Team Champions DX def. The Legacy Big Show def. MVP Maryse def. Eve Kofi Kingston def. United States Champion The Miz in a Non-Title Match Carlito vs. Kelly Kelly ended in a No Contest Gail Kim def. Alicia Fox WWE Champion Sheamus def. John Cena by Disqualification
COLUMBUS, Ohio - After his co-star on USA Network’s Psych, James Roday, was rushed to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy, actor Dule Hill was forced to act as Raw’s sole guest host. No worries, though, since Hill more than held his own with a little guidance from John Cena, who just so happens to guest star on Psych’s season premiere this Wednesday at 10/9 CT.
WWE Champion Sheamus def. John Cena by Disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH) Beware of snake! That’s always sage advice when Randy Orton is slithering around the ring. During the much-anticipated clash between WWE Champion Sheamus and John Cena, The Viper nonetheless made his presence felt.
The Celtic Warrior and an intense Cena battered one another with fierce blows, until Sheamus heaved his opponent over the ropes. As Cena lie outside the ring in pain, The Viper struck. He slithered into the ring, snuck up on Sheamus and dropped his Royal Rumble opponent with a wicked RKO, causing a disqualification. As Orton savored the moment, he also nearly wrecked Cena, who tried to re-enter the squared circle. Cena, however, exacted revenge on his longtime foe when he turned the tables and administered a crushing Attitude Adjustment.
William Shatner will act as special guest host of Raw next week Set your DVRs to stunning – Star Trek’s William Shatner will be honored as Raw’s special guest host next week! The longtime Capt. James T. Kirk and current host of BIO’s Shatner’s Raw Nerve talk show will take control as special guest host and welcome Bret “Hit Man” Hart as he returns to Raw.
Gail Kim def. Alicia Fox (PHOTOS | WATCH) And then there were two. After taking the legs out from under her opponent, Alicia Fox, in the Divas Championship Tournament, Gail Kim advanced and will now battle Maryse for the Golden Butterfly. Unfortunately for guest host Dule Hill, things didn’t work out nearly as well. After assuring Alicia prior to the match that his psychic powers allowed him to see her winning, Hill found himself on the receiving end of a bitter slap after the bout. Oh, yes she did!
Carlito vs. Kelly Kelly ended in a No Contest (PHOTOS | WATCH) After a bit of mix up, compliments of special guest host Dule Hill, Carlito found himself preparing to face Kelly Kelly. Instead, Santino Marella insisted on taking her place, hoping to redeem himself after watching the Best of Raw 2009 DVD, in which he embarrasses himself … a lot.
As the Italian Stallion made it to the ring, though, Jack Swagger charged and proceeded to destroy him. You see, for the past two weeks, Swagger had issued an “All-American American” Challenge, daring anyone on the roster to toss him over the top rope. Well, first Santino obliged him in a shocking turn of events, then the Italian enlisted Mark Henry to do the same. This week, however, it was Santino who was left slack-jawed.
Kofi Kingston def. United States Champion The Miz in a Non-Title Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) United States Champion The Miz should know by now, you mess with MVP, The Franchise Playa is honor bound to mess back. That’s precisely what went down when Miz battled Kofi Kingston in a non-title match after Kofi was personally selected by special guest host Dule Hill for the task. As the match drove on, Montel paid a visit, similar to the U.S. Champ’s interruption during MVP’s earlier match against Big Show. This time, it was Miz who dropped the bout to his opponent, Kofi.
Bret Hart to return to Raw next week; WWE Champion Sheamus against John Cena tonight (PHOTOS | WATCH) They don’t come much more stubborn than Mr. McMahon. Not only did The Chairman betray Bret Hart three weeks prior, he’s also been refusing the Hall of Famer’s return to WWE. That didn’t sit well with various Superstars, including World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker and Triple H. Now, add John Cena to the chorus. Cena confronted Mr. McMahon with some forceful language that seemed to break through. In fact, a furious Chairman stated that he would see Hart on Raw next week!
Oh, and to punish Cena, he also arranged a contest pitting him against WWE Champion Sheamus, although, frankly, Cena appeared to relish the idea of a rematch.
Maryse def. Eve (PHOTOS | WATCH) If it were a beauty contest, ladies and gentlemen, it would be nearly impossible to pick a winner. Maryse and Eve, however, were competing in a much more ferocious affair: The right to advance in the Divas Championship Tournament. Despite Eve’s best efforts, it was the conceited Canadian who prevailed and now advances to the tourney finals, where she will face the winner of the match between Alicia Fox and Gail Kim.
Big Show def. MVP (PHOTOS | WATCH) United States Champion The Miz grinned through hyper-whitened teeth as he watched his new buddy, Big Show, prevail over his rival MVP. Just as The Ballin’ Superstar prepared to tackle his redwood of an opponent, Miz hovered ringside just enough to distract the No. 1 contender to the United States Championship. The interruption proved enough to allow The World’s Largest Athlete to chokeslam MVP for the win.
Unified Tag Team Champions DX def. The Legacy (PHOTOS | WATCH) Last week, Triple H showed Shawn Michaels the ropes – quite literally. In preparing for the Royal Rumble, The Game tossed his longtime friend and Unified Tag Team Title partner over the top rope, making it perfectly clear: It will be every man for himself this Sunday.
Despite any tensions, the DX duo know when to put aside personal issues and get down to business, which is precisely what happened when they faced off against The Legacy. Triple H & Michaels shut down any hope Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase may have had of gaining momentum heading into Sunday.
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