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On Monday, TNA Wrestling returns to SpikeTV at 9/8c for two hours of Total Nonstop Action!
- In a huge steel cage match and a preview of the upcoming "Lockdown" Pay-Per-View spectacular on Sunday, April 18, this Monday's main event will feature The Band (Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman) vs. Rob Van Dam, Jeff Hardy and Eric Young!
- Also, we'll hear from "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero, the number-one contender who will challenge AJ Styles for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship at the Lockdown Pay-Per-View!
- Plus, in a First Blood Match, it will be TNA Knockout Champion Tara vs. Daffney
- Will Team Hogan and Team Flair reveal more competitors for the annual "Lethal Lockdown" cage battle at Lockdown? Tune in and find out!
- In addition, all of your favorite TNA Superstars will be there, including TNA World Champion AJ Styles, Abyss, Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, Sting, Jeff Jarrett, Mr. Anderson, Beer Money, the high-flying X Division daredevils and many more!
- Plus, more news on the April 18 "Lockdown" Pay-Per-View coming to St. Louis
Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre, Kane, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin and Dolph Ziggler def. Kofi Kingston, MVP, Christian, Evan Bourne and Jack Swagger (10-Man Tag Team Match) Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, Divas Champion Maryse, Vickie Guerrero, Layla and Alicia Fox def. Beth Phoenix (Five-on-one Handicap Match) Unified Tag Team Champion Big Show def. R-Truth (Disqualification)
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Just two days before WrestleMania unleashes itself on the WWE Universe from Phoenix, The Rated-R Superstar answered World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho’s proclamation of victory with an assault that was truly on the Edge. (Full WrestleMania coverage)
Edge confronts World Heavyweight Champion Chris Jericho two nights before their WrestleMania match(PHOTOS | WATCH) Not only did Chris Jericho declare that he would retain his World Title against Edge at WrestleMania, but he also promised to end his No. 1 Contender’s career, capitalizing on his adversary’s “inferior DNA” to destroy his Achilles tendon. The Rated-R Superstar answered back with an explosive attack, nearly hitting another Spear on the six-time World Champion before Jericho made his quick retreat.
Will The Ultimate Opportunist walk out of the Grandest Stage of Them All with the World Championship once again around his waist? Or will “the best in the world at what he does” arrange it so he doesn’t walk out at all? (Match preview)
Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre, Kane, Matt Hardy, Shelton Benjamin and Dolph Ziggler def. Kofi Kingston, MVP, Christian, Evan Bourne and Jack Swagger (PHOTOS | WATCH) With just 48 hours until 10 Money in the Bank Ladder Match combatants risk it all for glory at WrestleMania, they locked horns in a monumental Raw vs. SmackDown 10-Man Tag Team Match. But when bedlam took center stage, Drew McIntyre tagged himself into the action and defeated Christian with the Future Shock.
However, when the “Chosen One” tried to make a statement of superiority by climbing the ladder and grabbing the Money in the Bank briefcase after the bell, his nine WrestleMania opponents returned to the ring, knocking him off the ladder before throwing it down on top of him. Who will climb to ultimate triumph at the Show of Shows? (Match preview)
Women’s Champion Michelle McCool, Divas Champion Maryse, Vickie Guerrero, Layla and Alicia Fox def. Beth Phoenix (PHOTOS | WATCH) SmackDown Official Consultant Vickie Guerrero used her authority to turn her match with The Glamazon into a five-on-one Handicap Match. Although The Fabulous Firebird held her own against incredible odds, Michelle eventually blasted her with a hard kick to the face, allowing Guerrero to tag in for the pin.
But when Guerrero climbed the ropes to attempt a post-– match frog splash, Mickie James - returning from injury – Kelly Kelly, Gail Kim and Eve all stormed to the ring. The arriving Divas cleaned house until only Beth and Vickie were left. As Vickie tried to escape, The Glamazon pulled off her pants, sending the humiliated former SmackDown General Manager running for cover.
Unified Tag Team Champion Big Show def. R-Truth by disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH) When The Miz tried to get involved in the action, John Morrison quickly thwarted his interference. Big Show attempted a chokeslam on Truth, but ended up the recipient of a double-DDT at the hands of his rapping Superstar and the emerging Guru of Greatness. Though this double-team effect gave The World’s Largest Athlete a disqualification victory, both Superstars ended up laid out on the canvas.
Can R-Truth and John Morrison carry their momentum to WrestleMania as they attempt to capture the Unified Tag Team Championships from Big Show and The Miz?
John Morrison calls John Cena "boring" Posted by Chris Kaufman on 03/25/2010 at 08:07 PM
Azcentral.com is featuring a chat with WWE star John Morrison where he was asked how long he thinks it will take before he arrives in the main event scene.
"Who's champion now? Cena? Ugh. Boring. Yeah, I think my time is coming. I'm rounding the corner right now in the main event parking garage, where all the spots have been taken for a really long time."
Negative reaction to Eric Young's recent push? Posted by Mark Virginia on 03/26/2010 at 04:43 PM
According to the Pro Wrestling Torch, there was said to be a collective groan among a large group of wrestlers and TNA personnel watching Impact on the backstage monitor when Eric Young interrupted Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy's post-match celebration on Monday. The "unanimous opinion" was that Young killed the moment due to the fact that he's nowhere near the level of Van Dam and Hardy. While everyone describes "EY" as a nice guy, the feeling is he's been given so much television time over the years due to his friendship with the company's power players.
With just three days to go before their match at WrestleMania XXVI, both Rey Mysterio and CM Punk were raring to go. But, before The Master of the 619 and the Straight Edge Savior collide on The Grandest Stage of them All, they both had challenges ahead of them on “WWE Superstars.”
Don’t know where to catch “WWE Superstars”? Find WGN America in your area. Can't see “WWE Superstars” on WGN America in your area? Stay with WWE.com for full results, photos and video clips of all the action.
Rey Mysterio def. Tyson Kidd (PHOTOS | WATCH) There’s a lot on the line for Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania, as the masked Superstar will be forced to join the Straight Edge Society if he loses to CM Punk. Thus, it was important for The Master of the 619 to gain momentum from his match against Tyson Kidd on “WWE Superstars.”
As The Hart Dynasty looked on from ringside, Kidd attempted to use his technical wrestling ability to ground Mysterio. Unable to keep the high-flyer down, however, the Hart Dynasty member even took to the skies himself. Ultimately however, The Ultimate Underdog prevailed, scoring a decisive victory courtesy of the 619.
CM Punk def. JTG (PHOTOS | WATCH) Like Rey Mysterio, CM Punk appeared on “WWE Superstars” hoping to send a clear message about his commitment to victory at WrestleMania. With the support of the Straight Edge Society, the maniacal Superstar looked to make an example of his opponent, JTG. Despite a valiant effort from the Cryme Tyme member and the massive Shad at ringside, JTG was left on the mat counting sheep after a devastating execution of Punk’s Go-To-Sleep.
AN UPDATE ON THE CONDITION OF TNA WRESTLING SUPERSTAR HERNANDEZ
As the world witnessed on Monday night on TNA "iMPACT" on SpikeTV, Hernandez was injured at the hands of "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan when Morgan used his "Carbon Footprint" finishing move on Hernandez against the wrestling ring's steel post, kicking Hernandez in the head and causing an instant blackout.
The match was quickly stopped by the referee, and medical officials immediately placed Hernandez in a protective neck brace, then loaded him onto a stretcher for quick transport to a local Orlando hospital.
TNAwrestling.com has learned that Hernandez was released from the hospital early Thursday morning after a few nights of precautionary observation. He has suffered a herniated disc and cervical damage to his neck. Unfortunately, TNA Wrestling management has informed us that Hernandez is out of action indefinitely. We wish him well in his recovery, and we will continue to update fans on his condition.
The status of the TNA World Tag Team Championship is still to be determined. Matt Morgan currently claims ownership of both titles.
Darren Young & David Otunga def. Michael Tarver & Daniel Bryan Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel def. Skip Sheffield & Wade Barrett
SAN JOSE, Calif. – With WrestleMania five days away and the Pros’ Poll in a week, all eight Rookies fought to win the attention of the Pros during week five of WWE NXT.
Darren Young & David Otunga def. Michael Tarver & Daniel Bryan (PHOTOS | WATCH)
With the Straight Edge Society in their corner led by Pro CM Punk, Rookies Darren Young & David Otunga both upped their records to 3-1 on WWE NXT. Thanks to a distraction by Luke Gallows, Rookie Daniel Bryan was left alone in the ring when his partner, Rookie Michael Tarver, didn’t tag into the match, allowing “A-List” Otunga to capitalize on the situation and pin Bryan for the win. Earlier, Bryan showed off his extraordinary arsenal of submission moves on party boy Young, but with the loss, Bryan’s record fell to 0-5. Disappointed Pro Carlito watched as the record of his stunned Rookie, Tarver, dropped to 0-3.
The impressive Heath Slater continued his hot streak this week, upping his perfect record to 4-0 after a tag team victory with fellow Rookie Justin Gabriel. Pros Christian and William Regal looked on from ringside during a very physical match between Slater & Gabriel against Rookies Skip Sheffield & Wade Barrett. While Sheffield was more aggressive than usual, he failed to impress his Pro, Regal. When Barrett distracted Slater, the bareknuckle brawler ended up kicking his own partner in the chest, allowing the One-man Rock Band to get the pin. As Christian celebrated with his Rookie and Gabriel, whose record is now 3-1, Regal was disgusted by Sheffield’s loss and new record of 0-3.
Next week: Pros’ Poll
The biggest WWE NXT episode to date will air next week! In the Pros’ Poll, the Pros will reveal the standings and the WWE Universe will learn which Rookie is one step closer to becoming the next big Raw Superstar. The Pros will vote for their favorite Rookies, but they cannot vote for their own. They’ll judge the Rookies based on four factors: win/loss record, strength of opponents, work ethic and the “it” factor. Which Rookies will make the grade in the eyes of the Pros? Tune in to WWE NXT Tuesday night at 10/9 CT on Syfy to find out!
WWE's NXT rating continues to drop Posted by Chris Kaufman on 03/25/2010 at 01:04 PM
Tuesday’s WWE NXT on SyFy show averaged 1.08 million viewers, a drop of 7% from last week’s 1.162 million viewers. The cable rating was down from an 0.8 to 0.7.
Among adults 18-49, the show held steady at a 0.4.
Though the final number should be down a bit from last week, it is actually possible that a minute-by-minute analysis would reveal additional interest in this week’s show. Because so much of the show involved video packages, it is possible that a portion of the audience only tuned in for the opening match and main event.
Goldberg says he is in talks with WWE Posted by Chris Kaufman on 03/25/2010 at 12:20 AM
Former WWE and WCW Champion Bill Goldberg, who has not wrestled on the national wrestling scene since his infamous match with Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 20 back in 2004, has announced on Twitter that he's in negotiations with WWE:
"YES.. I am in negotiations with the WWE," Goldberg wrote. "Looks like 'ole Hogan and TNA missed the boat. Shame for the fans they didn't even try."
Goldberg has stated repeatedly during interviews that he has no interest in getting back in the ring, but has had a change of heart and "the door is open again."
"Truth is I never thought I'd even consider it...then came my son," Goldberg said. "No one said I'd wrestle but the door is open again. Also.... If I ever did step in the ring again, I have a new tag partner. He goes by the name of "Lights Out!!!! the one and only Shawn Merriman.....updating the old Goldberg/Kevin Greene duo."
Hart Dynasty members comment on their WWE future Posted by Chris Kaufman on 03/24/2010 at 05:07 PM
SmackDown's Hart Dynasty faction recently spoke to Slam.Canoe.ca about Bret Hart's return to WWE. DH Smith said he doesn't know why their act hasn't appeared on camera with Bret, despite the family connections. "I think it would have made perfect sense," he said. "Why it didn't happen, I couldn't exactly tell you."
When asked whether they might work with Bret after his angle with Vince McMahon is over, Natalya said, "We really don't know any of those plans after Mania. In WWE, we go show to show, day to day. In our industry, WWE, it's always 'card is subject to change', whether it's injury or whatever. Things change by the day."
- WWE developmental wrestler Richie Steamboat suffered the first major injury of his career last week, a torn PCL. The second generation performer will be out of action for the next several months and likely need surgery.
Jericho says he didn't ask to be part of NXT Posted by Chris Kaufman on 03/24/2010 at 01:51 PM
Chris Jericho revealed today that he didn't ask to be part of the NXT show.
"I wasn't really given a choice in performing," Jericho said in an interview with ESPN. "I was basically just told I was going to be on the show and that was it."
However, he feels it is a "good concept" with "some bugs that need to be worked out."
He further notes, "I like my protege, Wade Barrett. I think he's got great presence and a great character. I also think Daniel Bryan, obviously, is an extraordinary performer as well. Those two guys stand out to me right off the bat."
2010 to be Sting's final year in wrestling? Posted by Mark Virginia on 03/25/2010 at 11:51 AM
The Pope D’Angelo Dinero has done an interview with The Dothan Eagle and here are some highlights from the interview:
On the difference between TNA and WWE: “TNA is a family environment. The same environment that I spoke of earlier that we like to give to fans at a live event, that’s how we are, period. Yes, we all want to be champions and make money, but we all support one another’s efforts in doing so. You’re not gonna find that in the giant known as WWE. It’s too much of a warzone, if you will, among the guys there. If you walk in the TNA locker room and the WWE locker room, in TNA everyone is smiling and happy. It’s a great day to come to work. We have guys that have been wrestling 20, 30 years, guys who have been on top of the business, but everyone is on same page and treats everyone with respect. You don’t get talked down to.”
On what it was like working at Wrestlemania: “I did two WrestleManias, and of course I had the honor and privilege to do so. But as far as having a lot of memories from it, coming up, I wasn’t a WWF fan, I was an NWA (National Wrestling Alliance) fan and a World Class Championship Wrestling fan. I’m from Florida. My fondest memories are of Flair and “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, the days of the Horsemen and Sting.”
On what it is like working with Ric Flair and Sting: “You have no idea. It’s the biggest honor. I can only hope some of my fellow brethren in TNA have the same respect and admiration and ability to know we have history, these great legends who we can learn from and grow from in the process. I’ve had a chance to work with Flair, which has just been thrilling. I mean, really thrilling. I’ve told many people before I got to TNA, they’d ask if I could have dinner with three people, who would it be? I always said Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton and Sting. I haven’t met the Big Pope upstairs, but I’ve had some encounters, and I don’t want to see him again until I can’t see no more [laughing]. My immediate goal is to get Sting in the ring before he exits for good. This is the last year. Pope’s been known to give some prophetic advice, and I can tell you this year is the last year for Sting. Pope wants to get him in the ring before he retires for good. I know in this business, when retirements happen, it’s not set in stone, but when Sting retires, I truly believe it’ll be for good.”
TNA Impact moving to 8-10 PM on Mondays? Posted by Mark Virginia on 03/24/2010 at 08:23 PM
The official website for Spike TV lists the April 5th edition of TNA Impact as airing on Monday from 8-10 PM, instead of the 9-11 PM timeslot they've been using on Monday's. This will give them an hour unopposed to RAW, which to date has been their best hour on Monday back on January 4th when they went from 8-11 PM.
Update on TNA using the name "Wolfpac" Posted by Mark Virginia on 03/22/2010 at 06:15 PM
Apparently the group name for Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Sean Waltman will now be Wolfpac, as opposed to The Band, which they had been using since coming into TNA.
According to F4WOnline.com, WWE does not own the trademark on "Wolfpac" as it was not part of the deal when they purchased the WCW intellectual property. This is also likely why they used the old Wolfpac theme song at the TNA PPV last night as well.
As noted earlier, the WWE NXT Rookies will be evaluated by the Pros on next Tuesday night's show based on the criteria of win/loss records, strength of opponent, work ethic and "it" factor. Here are the current win-loss records of the NXT Rookies going into next week's voting by the Pros:
* Daniel Bryan - 0 wins, 5 losses * Darren Young - 3 wins, 1 loss * David Otunga - 3 wins, 1 loss * Heath Slater - 4 wins, 0 losses * Justin Gabriel - 3 wins, 1 loss * Michael Tarver - 0 wins, 3 losses * Skip Sheffield - 0 wins, 3 losses * Wade Barrett - 2 wins, 2 losses
Impact starts off with Eric Bischoff playing guitar in the middle of the ring. Bischoff grabs the microphone and thanks the fans for their support. �What you didn�t know about me� was the name of the song he was playing. Bischoff has a problem with Jeff Jarrett. Bischoff mentions that Jarrett uses his guitar for a silly prop or gimmick. Bischoff wonders if Jarrett can actually play the guitar. Bischoff calls Jarrett out to play his guitar as he wants to see if he can actually play. Jarrett makes his way down to the ring and Bischoff says they the fans want to hear Jarrett play the guitar. Bischoff didn�t think that Jarrett had the guts to play the guitar. Bischoff is really pushing Jarrett to start playing the guitar or even sing. Jarrett says that Bischoff is wrong to think he is going to be humiliated. Bischoff doesn�t believe that Jarrett has the guts to knock him out. Bischoff dares Jarrett to hit him. Jarrett yanks the guitar away from Bischoff and raises it in the air. Jarrett acts like he is going to hit Bischoff, while Bischoff is bracing for the hit. However, Jarrett shakes his head and stops. Jarrett says �you are not going to beat me at this game�. Jarrett leaves the ring and Bischoff says that he knew Jarrett didn�t have the stones to get the job done. Bischoff insults Jarrett, and Jarrett walks back and smashes the guitar over the head of Bischoff! The crowd is going nuts as Bischoff is left laying in the ring!
Backstage, Mick Foley is applauding Jeff Jarrett. Jarrett asks Foley if he has any idea how good that felt. Foley believes that he does. Foley says �well done� as we get a close up of Bischoff and head to commercial.
We get another replay of the guitar shot on Bischoff.
In the ring, Eric Bischoff is struggling to his feet but manages to get a microphone. Bischoff tells Jarrett that he has crossed the line. Bischoff also says that Mick Foley has crossed the line. Bischoff books a retirement match between Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett. The loser will be fired, while the winner will be his bitch.
Backstage, Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett aren�t happy with the announcement. Jarrett believes that it his fault. Foley tells Jarrett that it isn�t his fault but rather both of their faults. Foley also believes that this is a war they couldn�t have won.
Mike Tenay and Tazz talk about the Jarrett vs. Foley match.
Before the first contest, we see Daffney stealing Tara�s spider from last night pay per view.
Tara comes down to the ring before the bell and begs Daffney to not stomp on Poison (the spider). Daffney and the Beautiful People beat down on Tara until Taylor Wilde, Sarita and Angelina Love run down to save her. We go to commercial before the match officially starts.
Opening Contest: TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions Beautiful People/Daffney defeated TNA Knockouts Champion Tara/Taylor Wilde/Sarita/Angelina Love: Love with a clothesline on Rayne as we are back from commercial. Wilde with a double axe handle and a atomic drop on Rayne. Wilde with a neck breaker on Sky for a near fall. Sarita enters and taken down by Sky with a snap mare. Lacey enters and is taken down with a dropkick from Sarita. Rayne re-enters but is hit with a slingshot leg drop from Tara for a near fall. Daffney hits Tara as Tara comes off the ropes. Tara is slammed down by Daffney and her partners. Rayne gets a near fall following the move. Daffney holds the rat over Tara, but is grabbed by Tara. Sky tags in and stomps away on Tara. Tara with right hands on Sky. Rayne holds Tara. An all out brawl breaks out with all eight women going at it. Angelina with a Flatliner type move on Daffney. Sky with a DDT on Love but is taken down with a northern lights suplex by Wilde. Rayne attacks Wilde. Sarita with a double under hook power bomb on Rayne. Lacey with a choke slam on Sarita. Tara with the Widows Peak on Lacey and spots her spider in the corner. However, she is stopped by Daffney who takes Tara down with a neck breaker to pick up the win. **� After the match, Daffney once again holds Poison over the body of Tara, taunting the champion.
Outside the building, TNA World Heavyweight Champion AJ Styles is entering the arena, banged up with his injured manager Ric Flair who is in a wheelchair. Flair wants to know where Chelsea is.
Hulk Hogan�s major announcement concerning Lockdown is up next.
A video going over the Destination X pay per view from last night is shown. MCMG won the Ultimate X match, while AJ Styles retained the TNA World Championship when it was declared a no contest.
Hulk Hogan�s music hit and Hulk Hogan makes his way down to the ring with Abyss. Hogan and Abyss play to the crowd for a few moments before Hogan grabs a microphone. Hogan says that Abyss has gotten TNA on fire. Hogan says that it got real personal with Ric Flair out here. Hogan says that Eric Bischoff was right when he said that Ric Flair knew how to push Hogan�s buttons. Hogan talks about being laid out in their own blood a couple of weeks ago. Hogan promises that he is going to get the company back on track and it starts at Lockdown. Hogan announces Abyss as the captain of Team Hogan. Team Hogan vs. Team Flair at Lockdown. Hogan believes that it will be Flair�s last hoorah at Lockdown. Abyss grabs the microphone and says he hopes that AJ Styles and Ric Flair decided to crash at the hotel room instead of showing up here. Abyss realized that when he had AJ lifted up that he as a pissed off monster Abyss. Abyss believes that he won his respect, even though he didn�t win the belt. Abyss says at Lockdown he is �coming to get you!�. Abyss says that Flair is going to need a mortician and not crutches. Abyss asks what will Flair do when he runs fatal over him. Ric Flair is wheeled out to ringside with a hobbling AJ Styles behind him. Flair talks about having pissed off eyes. Flair says that he is the cage match specialist and that Abyss will not be able to kill him and Styles off because they are wrestling Gods. Styles chimes in and says that he had Abyss beat until Hogan screwed everything up. Styles talks about Abyss nearly killing him last night. Flair announces that his team captain will be� Sting! Sting�s music hits and the lights go out. Sting shows up on the top turnbuckle, sitting. Hogan has been handcuffed to the top rope and Abyss is met with a crutch shot to the back from Styles. Styles is taunting Hogan to hit him. Styles beats down Abyss in the corner. That is until D�Angelo Dinero runs down and delivers several right hands and elbow shots. Hogan hits Styles with a big boot in the corner. Dinero with a running double knee attack in the corner and unlocks the handcuffs. Hogan raises the hands of Abyss and Dinero in the ring. Flair tries to wheel his way to the back, but Hogan catches up to him. Hogan sends Flair right into Abyss who clotheslines Flair out of the wheelchair. Dinero walks over and sticks money in Flair�s mouth to end the segment.
Backstage, Jeff Hardy, Shannon Moore and Rob Van Dam show up to the arena. Hardy says they are going to have fun at someone else�s expense.
Second Contest: Rob Terry defeated Tomko to retain the TNA Global Championship: Tomko with a few open hand chops but is met with a clothesline from Terry. Terry with a running clothesline in the corner. Terry runs into a back elbow but takes Tomko down with a front slam and a spin kick. Terry with a choke slam and picks up the win. DUD During this match, it was announced that Beer Money will be special referees for the Jarrett/Foley match.
Mike Tenay and Tazz talk about the recent happenings between Jarrett, Foley and Bischoff.
Backstage, Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett are walking to the ring, separately. We also see Beer Money getting ready to referee the match.
A video going over the recent happenings between Eric Bischoff, Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley is shown.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Jeff Jarrett and Mick Foley. Foley talks about saying he will walk away from TNA on his own accord and not because of Eric Bischoff. Foley was thinking of ways to get rid of Eric Bischoff from TNA during all those lessons he took weeks ago. Jarrett says that they both have TNA pride and they both deserve to stay in TNA. Foley tells Jarrett that they owe it to the fans show how important the company is to them. Jarrett tells Foley that Foley stood by him several months ago when it looked like he was gone from TNA. Jarrett says he owes it to the fans, his family and to Mick Foley.
Third Contest: Jeff Jarrett defeated Mick Foley in a loser leaves TNA match: James Storm is the official in the ring while Robert Roode is on the floor. Foley and Jarrett shake hands to start. They lock up but nothing happens, just a clean break in the corner. Foley with a shoulder block but Jarrett quickly kicks out of a cover attempt. Jarrett with a side headlock but is taken down with a elbow from Foley. Jarrett with a sunset flip cover but only gets a two count. Foley with a backslide but Jarrett kicks out. Foley with a couple of right hands to control Jarrett. Foley goes for the Double arm DDT but Jarrett reverses into the Stroke but Foley shoves Jarrett into the ropes. Roode grabs the foot of Jarrett and this allows Foley to continue to work on Jarrett. Foley is delivering right hands to Jarrett on the floor. Eric Bischoff has made his way to the announcers table as we go to commercial. Back from break, Jarrett and Foley are brawling at the top of the ramp. Jarrett sends Foley down the ramp way. Jarrett with a snap suplex on the entrance ramp. Jarrett works on Foley in the ring with several right hands in the corner and gets a near fall. Jarrett with another right hand and gets another near fall. Jarrett covers and uses the ropes for leverage but Foley kicks out. Apparently this is a no disqualification match, now. That is what Tenay said, at least. Jarrett with a DDT but Foley kicks out again. Jarrett grabs a chair from a fan but isn�t able to hit Foley. Foley blocks and plants Jarrett with a double arm DDT getting a near fall as Jarrett got his foot on the bottom rope. Foley grabs Mr. Socko and shoves the sock down Jarrett�s throat. Jarrett drops down and Foley places the sock back in Jarrett�s mouth. Jarrett elbows out of the move and kicks the chair into the face of a charging Foley. Jarrett drives Foley down with the Stroke onto the chair and picks up the match. ** After the match, Foley tries to console Jarrett in the ring. Foley raises Jarrett�s arm while Beer Money is taunting both men. Jarrett raises Foley�s arm and they shake hands. Foley and Jarrett hug in the ring as Bischoff fake cries at the embrace. Foley leaves as the fans chant �thank you Mick�.
Eric Bischoff grabs a microphone and suggests that Beer Money give Jeff Jarrett some taste of their medicine. Beer Money attack Jarrett and Roode sends Jarrett head first into a chair in the corner. Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam run down to run off Beer Money. RVD has a microphone. RVD reminds Beer Money who he is along with who Jeff Hardy is. RVD says they are looking for some fun tonight. RVD issues a challenge to face Beer Money tonight! Beer Money accept the challenge.
Replay of the finish of Jarrett/Foley is shown.
Backstage, Mick Foley is leaving as several baby face wrestlers are their to embrace Foley. Bubba the Love Sponge cuts Foley off before he leaves. Bubba wants to talk about it being his last match. Bubba tells Foley to not have the door hit him on the ass as he leaves. Foley punches Bubba and says �Bang, Bang�.
Backstage, Eric Bischoff enters Hulk Hogan�s office. Bischoff says that he got rid of the distraction of Foley. Hogan was thinking that Foley could have been a asset to the company as he kept on coming back despite all the things Bischoff was doing. Hogan wants Bischoff to lay off Jarrett now. Bischoff tells Hogan that he will lay off Jarrett and that it is a new day, fresh start. Bischoff asks Hogan if he set up RVD/Hardy taking on Beer Money but just leaves before he gets a answer.
Backstage, Christy Hemme is wit Beer Money Inc. Roode says that they love to be kept busy as they have had a long time to sit around. James Storm doesn�t care about the stupid people here unlike Jeff Hardy. Storm finishes off by saying �sorry about your damn luck� while doing the RVD finger taunt.
Hernandez vs. Matt Morgan is coming up next. Battle of tag team champions.
Backstage, Jeremy Borash is with Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam. Hardy is busy putting paint on his face. Hardy mentions that he knows a thing or two about tag team wrestling. RVD tells JB they know what they are doing. RVD says he and Hardy will take care of Beer Money, basically.
A video going over the recent happenings between TNA World Tag Team Champions Matt Morgan and Hernandez. Morgan hit Hernandez with the Carbon Footprint last night.
Fourth Contest: Matt Morgan defeated Hernandez via referee stoppage: Hernandez attacks Matt Morgan during his entrance, and actually does his own pyro taunt before following up on the attack. Hernandez with a running shoulder block and Morgan rolls to the floor. Hernandez works on Morgan on the floor sending Morgan into the apron and ring steps. Hernandez sends Morgan back first into the apron before sending Morgan into the ring. Morgan begs off in the ring. Hernandez doesn�t give in and kicks Morgan in the midsection. Hernandez uses his shirt to toss Morgan across the ring, twice. Hernandez with a big splash in the corner and choke slams Morgan. Morgan backdrops Hernandez over the top to the floor. Hernandez misses a clothesline on the floor and hits the ring post. Morgan with the Carbon Footprint which rams Hernandez head first into the ring post. The referee calls out for medics and ends the contest. ** After the match, Homicide has come out with several medics to check on Hernandez. TNA does a close up on a couple of fans who look worried for Hernandez as we go to commercial.
A replay of what happened to Hernandez moments ago is shown.
Backstage, we see Hulk Hogan checking on Hernandez as he placed in ambulance. Shannon Moore was also in the area checking on Hernandez.
Mike Tenay and Tazz are �distraught� over what just happened.
A video highlighting the heel turn by Kevin Nash on Eric Young is shown. Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Syxx-Pac have reformed the Wolfpac.
Main Event: Rob Van Dam/Jeff Hardy defeated Beer Money Inc.: Tenay mentions they Spike TV will stick with the match until the finish. Storm works on Hardy with right hands to gain control of the contest. Hardy slides to the floor and takes Roode out. Hardy manages to backdrop Storm over the top onto Roode on the floor. Hardy sets up a ladder between the apron and guard railing as we go to commercial. Back from break, RVD and Roode are going at it. Roode runs into a back elbow and is met with a springboard cross body from RVD for a near fall. Beer Money work on RVD until RVD takes Storm out with a spinning heel kick. Hardy tags in and takes Storm down with a inverted atomic drop and a double leg drop. Hardy with a front suplex and gets a near fall as Roode breaks up the count. RVD sends Roode to the floor. Roode clips Hardy on the leg as he goes up top. Roode chokes Hardy in the corner and drives Hardy down with a neck breaker for a near fall. Beer Money choke Hardy in their corner. Hardy tries to make the tag, but isn�t able to. Hardy is sent down to the mat by Storm who tags in Roode. Roode taunts RVD and chokes Hardy as the referee is distracted. Brian Hebner is the referee for this match, first appearance was last night. Hardy with a jaw breaker on Roode but is driven down by Roode with a spine buster who gets a two count. Storm works on Hardy with a sleeper hold while taunting RVD. Double cross body in the middle of the ring and both Hardy and Storm are down. Referee doesn�t see Hardy tag in RVD as Roode distracts him. The referee doesn�t see Roode tag in seconds later but allows it? Roode quickly tags out anyway and Storm goes for the Eye of the Storm but Hardy gets out and takes Storm out with the Whisper in the Wind. RVD and Roode get the tag with RVD cleaning house on Roode with several clotheslines and a super kick. RVD with a monkey flip and goes up top connecting with a leaping side kick but only gets a near fall. RVD with a front slam on Storm and hits the split legged moonsault but Storm isn�t the legal man. Roode with a clothesline on RVD. Storm with a kick on Hardy and Beer Money take Hardy down with a double super kick. Storm catapults RVD into Roode who plants RVD with a DDT but only gets a near fall. Hardy comes back with the Twist of Fate on Roode but is dragged out by Storm. Hardy sends the ladder into the face of Storm on the floor. Back in the ring, RVD hits the rolling thunder. Hardy with the Swanton Bomb and RVD connects with the Five Star Frog Splash on Roode and covers Roode to pick up the win. ***� After the match, Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam celebrate their win. Eric Young slides into the ring and grabs a microphone and says that next week their will be a six man tag match next week. Young says it will be the Wolfpac against Eric Young, Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam! Young, Hardy and RVD stand with their arms raised to end the show.
HBK out to the ring in street clothes, jeans and an HBK t-shirt, no cowboy hat. Video of Taker winning last week on SD! HBK tried to attack Taker, Taker caught him, but HBK nailed a super kick to drop Taker on the stage. He looks sad, but sounded happy. He said he’s got a feeling, the same feeling he had in January of 1992, right before he threw Marty Jannetty through the Barber shop window. The same feeling as back in March in 1996 when he beat Bret Hart for the championship. And the exact same feeling he had last week right before he kicked Taker’s teeth down his throat. It is the felling that he can do absolutely anything! By anything he means beating Taker at WM. Mixed reviews to that. It could be coincidence, but there’s a new HBK DVD out called My Journey, right when he’s putting his career on the line, like his career’s coming to the end. Clear off some space on that DVD shelf for volume 2, this is only the beginning. After WM he won’t only be known as the Headliner, the Showstopper, the Mainevent (not the Maineventer) the Heart Ache Kid (yes, he screwed up on his own name). Not only as a co-founder of DX, he might even cease being known as Shawn Michaels, but he will forever be known as the one and only man who ended Taker’s Streak. In six days… the lights went out, but then an HBK video started. Very young HBK with Marty, when he first started, then following his career to winning the RR and then the title. Into DX and HBK winning the title again. To HBK ending Flair’s career. Then HBK facing Taker last night, but losing. The ending shot was HBK 1985-2010 - this was a Taker video. “HBK” chants from the fans, but only a small group. HBK says he appreciates his little attempt to intimidate him, but he should come out and do it to his face. It’s Pete Rose who comes out looking really old. He wishes HBK luck at WM and says HBK’s the right man to end that streak. As guest host, he’d like HBK to compete tonight against Taker’s brother Kane. Same stipulations as WM. He needs someone to get revenge for all Kane’s done over the years. He’ll get revenge for Rose and for HBK. Rose wishes him luck.
King and Cole talk about HBK and Taker, then move onto Batista and Cena. The first time they met was at SummerSlam 2008. Video of that face-off.
WWE Rewind - Morrison and R-Truth faced off against ShoMiz two weeks ago and showed up the Champions.
ShoMiz out to the ring, Big Show to announce. Morrison out with R-Truth in tow. Miz in the ring glaring at them.
Miz and Morrison talk smack in the ring after the bell, Miz backs off. Morrison on Miz hard on the mat! Morrison covers for two. Front facelock on Miz backs him into a corner until the ref breaks the hold. Miz walks out and bitch slaps Morrison. Morrison slaps back sending Miz flying as R-Truth talks smack at announce to Big Show. Miz out and Morrison flies out onto him.
Chinlock on Morrison in the center of the ring. King says Morrison suffered a neck injury at the hands of Miz during the commercial. Big Show talks up Miz in a huge way. Morrison ducked a kick and rolled Miz up, but Miz gained control and pinned for two. Big Show and R-Truth talked smack the whole time - beautifully! Headlock on Morrison in the center of the ring. Morrison works his way out and they exchange blows. Miz backed into a corner and Big Show complains. Miz rushes out and takes a flapjack from Morrison for two. Punches to the Miz on the mat. King says he feels the tension, but is between R-Truth and Big Show. Morrison slides out and pulls Miz’s feet out from under him. Morrison climbs. Big Show says Miz is a seasoned veteran, even though he’s been wrestling longer than Morrison. Miz up, but Morrison takes him off the corner hard. Morrison hits his split leg spinning moonsault for three.
- Winner: Morrison
Big Show and R-Truth to their feet talking smack. Big Show pushes R-Truth down, but he bounces back up. Morrison dropkicks Big Show through the ropes and into announce. Big Show and Miz rush the ring, but R-Truth and Morrison flee for safety of the ramp.
Backstage HHH is getting his knee brace on. He asks what would make him think HHH would want to talk to him? It’s Orton. Their past doesn’t go away. Orton messes with HHH and he’ll drop him where he stands. HHH still has to make it to WM. HHH is pissed at this.
A bunch of San Francisco 49’ers in the front row.
Video from Elimination Chamber last month when Cena won, but then Batista came out and beat him. Cena and Batista will face off one last time tonight.
Swagger is at announce as they talk about the MITBLM at WM. This the final Qualifying Match for the MITBLM. (Been reading on WNW that WWE has gone back and forth about how many men in the match and finally decided to add this match in for a tenth man.) Kofi Kingston to the ring. Kozlov out to face him. Swagger says he wants no part of Kozlov.
Kofi on Kozlov with kicks. Swagger says he’s the favorite going into this match. Kozlov hung up top. Kofi back in with forearms, but slammed back to the mat. Head butts to Kofi’s chest and then Kofi’s flung belly to belly. Kozlov covered for two. Kofi up on Kozlov’s shoulder as he bounces up and down. Fall away slam on Kofi and then Kozlov pulls Kofi up and slams him across a corner. Kick to Kofi’s ribs as he lays up there. Kofi back up on Kozlov’s shoulder, but Kofi holds the ropes and reverses it into a DDT! Trouble in paradise and Kofi covers for three (as was stated on WNW Premium earlier in the week).
- Winner: Kofi Kingston
Kofi celebrates in the ring while Swagger looks on. Swagger says it’s too little too late. Kofi will face off against Christian, Shelton, Swagger, Drew, Kane, Evan, Matt Hardy, Ziggler and MVP in the MITBLM at WM.
Kane and HBK will face off later, the only way to win is by pinfall or submission.
HHH and Orton face off tonight against Sheamus and Legacy.
Cole talks about Stu Hart being inducted into the WWE HOF this year thanks to Austin’s announcement last week. We also leaned, thanks King for reminding us, that Bret Hart never had a broken leg, it was all to draw Vince into this WM match.
Legacy out to the ring. Video from last week when HHH was in control of Orton until Legacy rushed in and attacked HHH and then Orton. Sheamus came in and gave a big boot to HHH and finished the show by posing with a foot on HHH’s chest. Heat for Legacy. Cody says they’ll be in a Triple Threat Match with Orton at WM. After 18 months of verbal tirades, temper tantrums and abuse. After 18 months they’re free. Everyone thinks Orton took them under his wing, but they’d have been superstars no matter what. The biggest misconception going is that they needed Orton. They didn’t need him, Orton needed them. Ted says at WM it doesn’t matter who wins, as long as Orton loses. Then his arrogance, his ignorance will be exposed. Cody says people said Orton was the future of the WWE. He’s six years younger than Orton and three years younger than Ted. Ted says they know they’re not the most liked, but they get it and don’t worry about it. Jealousy is human nature. It’s not they’re not born into a life of luxury like Ted is. Even Cody wasn’t! of course Cody glares at this. the point is that no one respects them, Orton doesn’t respect them. By next week, we will. That’s because Cody’s going to be the winner - so he states to Ted’s glare. Sheamus out with a big smile as he stares at the big WM sign. Sheamus into the ring.
Ted, Cody and Sheamus still standing in the ring waiting. HHH out next with his long entrance, water spitting and all. Orton out to join them all.
Legacy backed out of the ring leaving Sheamus in with HHH. Sheamus backed up and Cody came in. kick to Cody’s gut and HHH in complete control. Cody whipped and then a clothesline from HHH in a corner. Cody whipped and gets a foot up. Ted tags in and runs into a clothesline. Ted hit’s a forearm to HHH’s face then kicks his gut in a corner. HHH hit’s a face buster to a telegraphing Ted. Cheap shot on Sheamus! Ted dropkicks HHH from the ring. Sheamus slams HHH into the barrier behind the ref’s back. Sheamus tags in and stomps HHH in a corner. HHH punches back, but Sheamus hit’s a clothesline. Punches to HHH on the mat. “Triple H” chants. Sheamus backs into his corner with HHH in a front facelock. Ted tags in and works HHH over. Then Cody tags in to work HHH, then Ted tags back in to work on HHH. Sheamus attacks from outside. Snap mare from Ted and Cody tags in to kick HHH. HHH and Cody exchange blows. HHH telegraphs and Cody hits an upper cut. Spine buster to Cody. Both are down. Sheamus and Orton both tag in. Orton takes down Sheamus and then drags Ted in. Orton works them both over. Backbreaker to Sheamus. Orton sets up Sheamus, but Cody gets caught coming through the ropes. Sheamus hit’s a big boot and covers Orton for three.
- Winner: Legacy & Sheamus
HHH rolled into the ring by Legacy. Sheamus tries to kick HHH’s head off, but HHH fights back and clotheslines Sheamus from the ring. Sheamus wants more as he runs to the ring, up on the apron with one knee, but then falls back. The ref tries to keep Sheamus back, but it’s all himself staying out of the ring. Video of Sheamus taking out Orton to end the match. Then HHH turning the tables on Sheamus. Sheamus on the ramp keeps taunting HHH, but won’t get back in the ring.
King and Cole talk about HHH being ready for Sheamus, then move on to the feud between Cena and Batista. Video of Cena having to beat Batista to get to WM. Batista hit a low blow so Cena would win the match, so Batista could face him at WM. Then Batista destroyed Cena. They will have a final face-off tonight.
Backstage Bret Hart is heading for the ring.
Video from last Monday’s contract signing between Bret Hart and Vince McMahon. Austin said there was one thing he forgot to tell Vince, but let Bret tall him. Bret had the cast off and had never broken his ankle, it was all to get Vince in the ring. Bret took Vince out with the cast. Vince screwed Vince!
Bret Hart out to the ring sans cast and crutch. Again in leather jacket, jeans shorts, Bret Hart t-shirt, Bret Hart ball cap and sunglasses. The same Bret we’ve seen week in and week out. “Bret” chants start slowly and then fill the arena. Bret says when he came back to the WWE a couple months, never thought he’d get a chance to go to WM. WM the greatest show on earth, something he’s been waiting for for a long time. 12 years ago he left the WWE and it left a bad taste in his mouth, sometimes he still tastes it. He can now go out with his head held high. He got the match he wanted at WM, facing Vince at WM. For years he’s head Vince say Bret screwed Bret. Starting next week all you’ll hear is ‘Bret beat Vince’. “Bret beat Vince” chants. Last week Vince referred to Bret’s family as a bunch of dysfunctional derelicts. All Bret can say about that is than next weekend in Phoenix there’s going to be more dysfunctional Harts wandering around than you can shake a stick at because they’re all coming down to induct Stu. Vince should keep his head low as he’d hate to see what his sisters would do to Vince if they got their hands on him. Vince McMahon, somehow you managed to drive half of your family out of the WWE. All those dysfunctional Harts will be there in full force to see Vince get the beat down of his life. A couple months ago HBK said that if Bret Hart came back to the WWE that good things would happen. He was right, good things are going to happen when Bret gets his hands on Vince. He’s waited a long time to get his hands around that scrawny neck. It’s going to be a pleasure giving all his fans around the world what they’ve been hoping for, dreaming for, wanting him to get his hands on Vince and at WM he’ll do just that. He thinks of the great match he had with Austin at WM13. The Iron Man Match with HBK at WM12. Even winning the IC Title from Piper. Even facing Owen at WM10. He remembers beating Yokozuna for the WWE Title for the third time. For his fans around the world, WM26 will be the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. That’s a promise, thank you very much! Bret’s music played, but then Vince came out without music to huge heat. On the stage Vince says… “You suck” chants. Vince says this Sunday, one way or another, you’re screwed. Vince said that is his famous gravely ‘you’re fired’ voice. Then that devious grin from Vince. Bret talks smack up at Vince, off mic.
Backstage HBK is heading for the ring. Pete Rose stops him and wishes HBK good luck.
HBK comes out to the ring. Kane out to face him. Fire in the four corners.
HBK ducks Kane and hits chops, but then HBK runs into Kane’s big boot. Punches to HBK in a corner. Kane pulls HBK out of the corner with a snap mare and then low dropkick to a sitting HBK for two. HBK pulled up and Kane gets him up in a short delayed vertical suplex for another two. Forearm to HBK’s face, then chinlock. Another hit to HBK’s from behind. HBK whipped, then Kane clotheslines HBK in the corner. An upper cut in the center of the ring, then Kane stomps the heck out of HBK. HBK backed into a corner and more punches. HBK reverses Kane into the corner and chops the heck out of Kane. Kane reverses a whip and then hit’s a side slam on HBK for two. Kane out to the apron and climbs. Kane grabs Kane’s arm into an armbar and locks in a crossface! Kane gets to the ropes and HBK has to break the hold. Kane grabs for a chokeslam, but HBK rolls through and locks on an ankle lock! HBK wraps his whole body into the hold, but Kane gets to the ropes. Inverted atomic drop and HBK hits chops then a flying forearm. HBK nips up in a ‘vintage’ move. HBK climbs and flies hitting his famous elbow. HBK tunes up the band, but then the lights go out and GONG! Lights up and Taker’s there in the ring. Taker chokeslams HBK to the mat and then stands over him. GONG, lights go out. GONG, lights back up and Kane is there. Kane covers, but HBK kicks out! Kane is pissed! Kane pulls HBK up and over his shoulder, but HBK wiggles out and hits sweet chin music on Kane and pins for three.
- Winner: HBK
HBK is pumped up, still ready to go. He drops to his knees in the ring screaming at the top of his lungs. Video of HBK taking Kane out with sweet chin music. HBK points at the mat then gets back to his feet. The camera is on HBK in the ring with the big WM sign up over his head.
Video from two weeks ago when Josh asked Cena about Batista getting involved with Cena’s match against Vince. Cena said he guaranteed it. Of course Batista got involved and Vince won the match. It ended with Batista standing over a prone Cena in the ring.
King and Cole talk about WM celebrities as there’s five big guys behind them in Cena shirts. They go on to talk about the latest Inductee into the Celebrity Wing of the HOF - Bob Uecker! A video of Uecker’s antics, acting, commercials and work with the WWE. He was at WM3 and WM4. A famous promo with Andre we all remember so well. Dick Ebersol, the Chairman of NBC Universal Sports and Olympics, will be inducting Uecker into the WWE HOF. King and Cole then run through the rest of the matches slated for WM26.
Christian backstage with Rose talking about how Kane was taken down. They talk about the Giants and get huge heat. Rose opens his office door to Kane’s music and red lights. Kane grabs him and says it’s not over, don’t bet on it. The door closes and Christian stands there as much thumping and screaming happens behind the door.
WWE Slam Of The Week - Maryse defeated Kelly last week and continued to beat her down. Kim and Eve took Maryse out, but then Layla and Michelle McCool came out to take the faces apart. Vicki was on stage watching it all with a big grin.
Beth in blue, Gail Kim in black and Eve in silver in the ring. Outside, but in their corner is Kelly and Mickie. Kelly in black tank and denim short shorts, Mickie in a white sleeveless and black skinny jeans. Maryse came out in bronze, Fox in black and gold, Layla in black with silver studs and Michelle in a sickly green. Vicki also in black. King and Cole talk about a necklace Vicki is wearing or did wear that said something about cougars!
Michelle and Kim start off. Kim worked her over well and hit great head scissors then slammed into Michelle in a corner hard. Kim covered for two. Layla screaming from the corner took a cheap shot from Kim who then went and took Michelle down hard, but Michelle countered for two. Michelle then planted Kim hard, in a very AJ Styles looking move, for three.
- Winners: Michelle McCool, Layla & Maryse
Beth and Eve in to check on Kim who was still on the mat.
Video from a WM Rewind Match from last week where Cena faced off with Big Show. Cena was in control until Batista came out and distracted Cena. Big Show knocked out Cena with one punch and it was over. Batista slid in and said a few words to Cena before sliding out again.
Backstage Batista heads for the ring with a slew of security in tow.
Promo for next week’s Special Guest Hosts, the cast of Hot Tub Time Machine. (Yay, I’m so thrilled!)
Justin announces Batista. Batista comes out in a white wife beater, distressed light blue jeans, boots, sunglasses and his strap over his left shoulder. All of his security still following behind him. Huge heat when his music goes off. He tells them to boo hi, say hello to the bad guy. Boo him all they want. There’s something you people will have to get used to, he’s the WWE Champion and Cena will lose at WM. Because Cena can’t beat him. Cena’s never beaten him and can’t beat him, get used to it. He’s said it before and will say it again and again and again until we get it through our skulls. When he’s in the ring with Cena bad things happen to Cena, over and over again, end of story. “Cena” chants. He gets it, everyone loves Cena. They love him because he runs his mouth and gives them lip service. ‘You can’t see me’ ‘Want some, come gets some’. And the fans hate him because he speaks the truth. They all mean nothing to him. He’s there to win titles, make money. When he looks at them he doesn’t see fans, or even people, he sees money, dollar signs, dollar signs. And some people he see big dollar signs as they’re really fat and had to buy two seats. He gets it, they hate him for his honesty. But they all pay to see him. More huge heat! He appreciates all the money. They pay to see him because he’s special. They pay to see greatness that they will never be. So thank you very much. “Cena” chants grow louder and louder. He says Cena will disappoint us at WM, again. That’s all he has to say. He knows they want Cena to come out and run his mouth, give them false home. He calls out Cena. Cena’s music hits and the fans go wild. Cena comes out looking rather pissed off. Cena climbs the steps and goes into the ring with Batista and all his security. Security fans out in front of Batista. Cena looks like a beaten little boy, just stares. He says he’s already disappointed these people, let them down. That was the second Batista became WWE Champion. “You can‘t wrestle” chants from quite a lot of (not just male) fans and Cena’s head hangs even lower. Cena says he’s lost confidence in himself and the fans have lost confidence in him. He let Batista win the title and every week he comes out and tells everybody how bad Cena is and how great Batista is. Every week he tries to stop Batista and failed. Cena looks about to cry. He didn’t see it coming or expect it from Batista. Now that it’s happened, he doesn’t know if he can stop it. He’s been in a lot of bad spots in his career, but always given people a chance to believe. I guess because no matter how bad, he always believed in himself in the fight. After all that’s happened he doesn’t know if all the fighting in the world will even give him a chance. Batista laughs and says Cena’s admits it, he’s already beaten. He’s just like all the fans, he’s a common loser! Cena smirks, but keeps his head down. Cena says that of all the crap that’s come out of his mouth in the past weeks, that’s the first thing that makes sense. Batista asks if it’s that Cena’s a loser? Cena shakes his head and says no, that he’s just like everyone of these people and we’re all sick and tired of Batista’s garbage. They all realize how foolish he looks and sounds putting himself above everyone else. Who the hell does he think he is? Cena knows who he thinks he is. He actually thinks he’s the Animal. Paid a whole lot of money to take people out. Cena’s proof positive that Batista’s not good at his job, he should be fired. Batista says he’s not good at his job? Really? Cena’s been on his back, obviously he’s really good at his job. Cena says if he was good at his job he wouldn’t be surrounded by security. Cheers from the fans. Batista’s pissed. Cena says if he was good at his job Cena wouldn’t be standing there at all. Cena says he must admit he had Cena shook up, but he took the glasses off. Looking in his eyes now he doesn’t see an Animal, he see Dave Batista and Dave Batista can be beaten. Cena takes off his hat and throws it off as Batista seethes. More cheers. Dave Batista needs to know at WM, Cena’s taking back the WWE Championship. If Batista’s not going to make a move, he’s done talking. Cena throws the mic down. Batista starts screaming at Cena to not turn his back on Batista, that Cena can’t beat him and Cena knows it. Off comes Cena’s shirt and into the crowd it goes. Cena’ nothing, a paper Champion, he’s nothing. Cena attacks Batista. Security grabs Cena, but he breaks away and goes after Batista again. They hold Cena as Batista attacks. Cena gets free and tackles Batista. Batista held outside and Cena clears the ring of security. Batista stomps up the ramp and leaves. Cena is left in the ring with a couple of zebras and a suit.
Matt Hardy gets snubbed by WWE Magazine Posted by Chris Kaufman on 03/21/2010 at 08:10 PM
As noted before, the April issue of WWE Magazine features 26 collector covers with various WWE Superstars.
Jeff Hardy isn’t happy that his brother Matt was not chosen for one of the covers. Jeff wrote on Twitter: “Matt Hardy not on one of the WWE Wrestlemania magazine covers. That is some bullshit to me. Think about it WWE fans, is that right or wrong?”
Matt later wrote this on Twitter: “I wanna thank everybody for fightin 4 me, means the world to me guys. Make your voices be heard to the Powers that be. Thx 4 everything.”
Vince didn't know Austin would drink beer on RAW? Posted by Chris Kaufman on 03/18/2010 at 01:29 PM
Thanks to Tim Johnson for the following recap:
Stone Cold Steve Austin was on Loveline (Dr. Drew Pinsky's nationally syndicated radio program) last night, promoting the release of Damage. He was on for the full 2 hours but he only discussed wrestling briefly.
When a caller asked him about his experience hosting RAW this week he said that it was a little weird trying to do his character in a PG world and that Vince was unaware that Austin would be drinking beer in the ring (though Stone Cold didn't know that until after he did it).
Stone Cold participated in answering a number of odd "love" related questions but he did not discuss his personal life in any detail. I'm fairly certain that the show was broadcast live last night west of Colorado, but radio stations east of Colorado that air Loveline will broadcast Stone Cold's appearance tonight (generally that is how Loveline works).
All in all, Stone Cold was pretty entertaining, but it was quite obvious during the discussion that his wrestling days are over and he is focused now on acting (not that anyone reading the site should be surprised by that). When asked if he will be ever returning to the ring, he basically said never say never, but he feel that it is extremely unlikely.
RESULTS FROM SUNDAY'S "DESTINATION X" PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT
- X Division Ladder Match: Kazarian defeated Amazing Red, Daniels and Brian Kendrick to become the new #1 contender to the X Division Championship. In the end, Kazarian fought off both Daniels and Kendrick from the ladder before grabbing the contract for the win.
- Knockouts Title Match: Tara retained and defeated Daffney after hitting her with the Widow's Peak finisher. After the bout, Daffney left with Tara's pet tarantula, Poison
- Global Title Match: Rob Terry retained and quickly defeated Magnus after a wheel kick and a chokeslam for the win
- Ultimate X Match: The Motor City Machineguns defeated Generation Me in an an amazing, daredevil match to become the new #1 contenders to the TNA World Tag Team Title when Chris Sabin was able to come down with the giant red X!
- Scott Hall and Sean Waltman defeated Kevin Nash and Eric Young when Nash turned on Young and hit him with a Powerbomb, allowing Hall and Waltman to get the easy win. As a result, Hall and Waltman get their contracts with TNA Wrestling. After the bout, Hall and Waltman spraypained Young on the mat, leaving his outline in the ring.
- X Title Match: Doug Williams retained by beating Shannon Moore. Shannon matched Williams move-for-move in the bout, even hitting a moonsault late to get the advantage. However, Williams got the win after smashing Moore in the face with some kind of brick, once again taking the easy way out to retain the gold.
- World Tag Team Title Match: Hernandez and Matt Morgan retained by defeating Beer Money, after Hernandez pinned Storm. Morgan was not happy with his tag team partner throughout the match. After the bout, Morgan attacked Hernandez, hit him with the Carbon Footprint, then left with both titles!
- Kurt Angle defeated Mr. Anderson in a brutal and violent match! In the end, Angle used his Warrior's Medal on Anderson, bloodying the TNA newcomer with it. Angle then slapped the Ankle Lock submission on the bloodied Anderson, who tapped out after failing to break the hold. After the bout, Anderson told Angle he had to resort to underhanded tactics to get the win and that he wasn't a real American after all.
- In a wild and chaotic bout, the TNA World Heavyweight Championship match between AJ Styles and Abyss was thrown out due to the ring being damaged after Abyss chokeslammed AJ through the mat! During the bout, Ric Flair interfered on behalf of Styles - leading to Hulk Hogan coming out with Earl Hebner to enforce law and order. This allowed Abyss to regain the upper hand and hit the chokeslam, which broke the ring due to the amount of force. After the bout was thrown out, Hulk tried to award the World Title to Abyss, but Hebner took it away - leading to more brawling between Hogan, Abyss, Flair, AJ Styles and Desmond Wolfe! What will be the fallout from this controversial ending? Tune into Monday's live "iMPACT!" to find out!
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