- D’Angelo Dinero was forced to withdraw from weekend bookings due to an injury to his shoulder. Dinero’s injury was originally thought to be a separated shoulder. It now appears he also suffered torn ligament damages as well. Officials are hopeful that he will return to action by next month’s TNA Sacrifice PPV, but that is still far-fetched pending his recovery time.
Shannon Moore commented on the recent WWE releases, through his Twitter page:
"It sucks to hear that people lost jobs today. From what I hear that place is a black hole anyway. Alot of peeps are miserable going to work. They dont understand what talent is. They would rather hire a jackass that don't know nothing about the biz rather than someone that loves it and pay pennies on the dollar to get someone to sign their life away. I think that the talent should think about making the jump. I thank god everyday for my chance to be family with TNA. From the office to talent in TNA it's nothing but fun. All I can say is @tnadixie thank you for bringing me into the family. I love going to work. Hogan F'N rocks. I wear TNA colors with pride and will bust my ass to better the company.TNA TNA TNA TNA."
Update on a possible ECW stable in TNA Posted by Mark Virginia on 04/23/2010 at 11:37 AM
TNA has hired a consulting firm to look at their TV numbers and interview fans for feedback. The memories from fans in the males 18-34 demographic of ECW were said to be strongly positive. Based on that research, Eric Bischoff is interested in doing an ECW-like stable in TNA. The idea would be to have Paul Heyman as the leader of the group with guys like Tommy Dreamer, Team 3D, Rob Van Dam, Taz, Dr. Stevie, Raven and Mick Foley, when he returns to the storylines.
There are conflicting reports on Heyman. Some close to him believe there’s a chance of him coming to TNA but others don’t believe it will happen, as a talent or writer. Heyman was being talked about a lot at the recent Impact tapings backstage. Heyman is currently working on two different books, one being an autobiography.
Daffney updates fans on her injury status Posted by Mark Virginia on 04/22/2010 at 05:55 PM
Daffney has posted a new blog entry, discussing her recent injury, here is what she had to say…
Just wanted to write ya'll a note to give you a little more info about lil 'ol me. I know my injuries were reported as having a severely bruised sternum, and a really bad stinger (common wrestling/football injury) but I also had a minor concussion. Thankfully - the hit to the head was nowhere near as bad last October when I decided jumping in barbed wire looked like fun.
I sunset flipped my opponent but she stayed standing - then she sat down which caused the bruised sternum. Honestly, after that, I went into auto-pilot mode. I do not remember the rest of the match - even the finishing move (sitdown spinebuster) and the 1-2-3. You can ask any wrestler if they have finished a match while they were unconscious, and almost everyone of them will tell you they have.
Next thing I remember was Andrew Thomas (our awesome ref) saying, "Trainer!" He said I was laying there with my eyes wide open and asked me numerous times if I was okay - but I must have been in my own little world as I recall nothing of that.
When the trainers & everyone came to the ring, our TNA on site trainer came up near my head and I told him that my lower sternum hurt. I also told him my neck hurt - yet felt weird and it felt very warm. He then told me to go ahead and straighten my leg. From the hush that fell and tense vibe in the air, I said, " It's not moving, is it?" They all distracted me with other routine questions. A few minutes later he asked me to wiggle my toes. Same tense air that could be cut with a butter knife. Me: "They're not moving, huh?" The whole time I just stared straight to the top of the Impact Zone and prayed. Everyone around me was saying reassuring things so I just stayed still and answered questions. The next time I was asked to wiggle my toes, I could feel them going - and there was a collected sigh of relief. Stingers - (especially bad ones) can make you go numb for a short while - so once the sensation came back I kept praying, "It's just a stinger. And NO - my sternum/ribs aren't broken..." X-rays at the hospital showed just that. :)
Are you there God? It's me...Daff. :)
SO! Not much one can do for those injuries. A stinger is just VERY scary at first. Then your neck tightens up and is sore - so I have already begun some stretching. The sternum is a deep bruise. So that will just take a little while.... But ya'll know me...I'm a fighter!
Let me also take this opportunity to say how sorry I am to you, Angelina, for injuring your arm. I wish you a very speedy recovery and am SOOOO glad you won't need surgery!!!!
And to Gen AKA LuFisto. Please let's all pray for her. I didn't know about her stroke until I read about my own injuries and was completely shocked. I just saw her at the last Shimmer tapings and she was sweet, bubbly Fisto! I am sending positive energy to you, you crazy Canuck!
John Morrison def. Jack Swagger in a Non-Title Match Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler def. Matt Hardy & R-Truth JTG def. Mike Knox Michelle McCool & Layla def. Beth Phoenix & Mickie James CM Punk & Luke Gallows def. Rey Mysterio & Kane
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – With just days until Extreme Rules, The Straight Edge Society proved to be a cut above Rey Mysterio and Kane, Team Lay-Cool gave the lipstick treatment to Beth Phoenix, Shad Gaspard showed JTG the power of the strap, Chris Jericho nearly suffered Edge’s caged wrath, Drew McIntyre treated Matt Hardy to a Scottish stomp and John Morrison pinned World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger.
CM Punk & Luke Gallows def. Rey Mysterio & Kane (PHOTOS | WATCH) CM Punk and his loyal disciples – Luke Gallows and Serena – brandished a barber’s chair at ringside, promising to induct a new follower into The Straight Edge Society and shave his head.
Their explosive match with Rey Mysterio and Kane was intense from beginning to end. As Gallows and The Big Red Monster brawled outside the ring, The Master of the 619 propelled himself off the ropes, directly at The Second City Saint. When Punk caught him in mid-air and tried to execute the Go to Sleep, Mysterio countered, trying to pull his opponent down to the canvas for the pin. But, the resourceful Punk kept his balance, dropping down onto Mysterio’s shoulders for the quick victory.
Although Mysterio was unable to dial up the 619, he did kick Punk into the barber’s chair after the match. However, before he could continue the hair cut he had started to give Punk on Raw, Serena jumped in between them and allowed her “savior” to escape.
Will CM Punk get his hair shaved off at Extreme Rules? (Match preview)
Michelle McCool & Layla def. Beth Phoenix & Mickie James (PHOTOS | WATCH) As Beth Phoenix was busy knocking Women’s Champion Michelle McCool from the ring, Layla hit an earth-shattering neckbreaker to triumph over Mickie James. Afterward, Team Lay-Cool mercilessly attacked and humiliated The Glamazon, ramming her into an ironing board before smearing lipstick all over her face.
Who will get swept away in their "Extreme Makeover Match" this Sunday at Extreme Rules? (Match preview)
JTG def. Mike Knox (PHOTOS | WATCH) Just two days before locking horns with his former Cryme Tyme partner Shad Gaspard in a Strap Match at Extreme Rules (preview), JTG picked up his second win in a row over the master of brutality, Mike Knox. After the bell, Shad – who had been sitting in at the announce table – launched another post-match assault, sending a painful message to JTG with a vicious strap attack.
Edge and Chris Jericho confronted each other before Extreme Rules (PHOTOS | WATCH) Standing inside a steel cage, Chris Jericho described the ways he will use the dreaded structure to end Edge’s career at Extreme Rules. Despite The Rated-R Superstar’s obviously injured ankle, he emerged with resolve and soon went on the extreme offensive. Although his decorated pay-per-view opponent was able to escape Edge’s onslaught, he left his WWE NXT Rookie Wade Barrett locked inside the cage to take the full force of the enraged Ultimate Opportunist’s Spear.
Who will emerge from the cage with a definitive victory at Extreme Rules? (Match preview)
Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler def. Matt Hardy & R-Truth (PHOTOS | WATCH) After Dolph Ziggler hurled Matt Hardy into the metal ring post, Drew McIntyre relentlessly stomped his adversary’s head into the unforgiving steel steps. Although Hardy heroically tried to battle on, the official made the determination that he could not continue the match. After the bell, the “Chosen One” continued his brutal assault on the war-torn Hardy.
John Morrison def. Jack Swagger in a Non-Title Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) Miraculously bouncing back from Jack Swagger’s Gutwrench Powerbomb, The Guru of Greatness triumphed over the World Heavyweight Champion with Starship Pain.
Now that Swagger has suffered back-to-back losses to The Undertaker on Raw and Morrison on SmackDown, can “The All-American American” reign supreme over Randy Orton at Extreme Rules this Sunday? (Match preview)
WWE Diva Maryse wrote the following on Twitter last night: "Had security escort me back to my place, got attack by a stalker in middle of street in middle of day in WeHo, what the heck, CRAZY! I'm still out of breath, I got sooooo scare! I couldn't talk! I'm alright!"
- The draft will take place on a 3-hour RAW. It will be the first RAW since last summer without a Guest Host.
- As for the format of the show, we’ve heard that there will be several RAW vs. SmackDown matches with the winning brand getting draft picks.
- The 2010 WWE Supplemental Draft will take place on WWE’s website Wednesday, April 28th at noon. This year’s event will be hosted by Howard Finkel. We’ll have full coverage of the supplemental draft here on Wednesday.
As for which superstars are getting drafted, the one name that keeps coming up is Randy Orton moving to SmackDown. A few years back when SmackDown moved to MyNetwork TV, WWE stacked the show by moving Triple H and Jim Ross to Friday nights. With SmackDown moving to SyFy in the fall, WWE likely will need to add some star power to the show and Orton is looking like the top candidate to be moved right now.
Batista Finishing Up In WWE Following Tonight's PPV
The following news may contain a spoiler in regards to tonight's WWE Extreme Rules PPV main event, read with caution!!!
The word within the WWE locker room in Baltimore, which plays host to tonight’s WWE Extreme Rules PPV, is that Batista will be finishing up with the company this week. Batista is set to challenge John Cena tonight in a last man standing match for the Championship.
Batista made headlines dating back to this past January when he made it known he was ready to retire within the year, after being burnt out and his aspirations to become a movie star. A majority of the WWE crew arrived early this weekend in Baltimore for the PPV and those within the backstage area believe Batista’s career in the WWE will come to an end shortly following the Extreme Rules PPV.
While this all remains speculation, there is great belief that Batista will indeed retire from the Pro Wrestling ring. Stay tuned as we continue to gather information.
Shad def. Goldust Yoshi Tatsu def. Zack Ryder John Morrison def. Carlito
NXT Rookie Michael Tarver can’t catch a break. Not only has the aggravated young competitor continually placed in the bottom of NXT polls, but he has repeatedly been a thorn in the side of his NXT Pro Carlito. Tarver’s woes continued on this week’s “WWE Superstars,” proving once again that making it in WWE is not an easy thing.
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John Morrison def. Carlito (PHOTOS | VIDEOS) After the disappointing events of tonight’s main event, Carlito might be ready to give his NXT Rookie Michael Tarver a failing grade. For the second Thursday in a row, the young competitor attempted to help his NXT Pro grab a victory on “WWE Superstars” and ended up costing him the match. Still, it’s hard to say whether or not the Puerto Rican Superstar would have defeated John Morrison anyway. The Friday Night Delight was absolutely explosive in this main event, hitting Carlito with an array of dazzling maneuvers on his way to victory.
Yoshi Tatsu def. Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | VIDEOS) Few Superstars have been experiencing the kind of success in 2010 that Yoshi Tatsu has been enjoying. Since winning the 26-Man Battle Royal at WrestleMania, the Japanese Superstar has been kicking his way through the competition and continued to do so tonight. Going one-on-one with Long Island’s Zack Ryder, Tatsu showed off the educated feet he’s known for, destroying his opponent with a series of bone-shattering strikes on his way to victory. After tonight’s loss, Ryder should add training into his daily schedule of “gym, tan, laundry.”
Shad def. Goldust (PHOTOS | VIDEOS) Since viciously cutting ties with his Cryme Tyme partner JTG, SmackDown’s Shad has been competing with a newfound mean streak. While the WWE Universe may not respect the big man’s underhanded actions, they have to appreciate the physical dominance he showed in his match against Goldust tonight. The Bizarre One used everything in his arsenal in an attempt to stop the behemoth from Brooklyn, but he simply couldn’t overpower Shad. Look for the same brutality when Shad takes on JTG in a Strap Match at Extreme Rules on Sunday.
Regarding Mickie James' shocking release today from WWE, she was fired because she more than once on the European tour arrived late for the bus, holding up travel.
That was considered the straw that broke the camel's back dating back to her being disciplined by being sent to SmackDown! due to substandard performances and issues with her weight. They were also not happy with her music aspirations. Maria felt the same wrath with her release from WWE. WWE management doesn't take kindly to their talent doing outside projects while working a full-time WWE schedule.
According to a source, she had just beaten a bad staph infection and was lucky to return in time for Wrestlemania. Many felt she should have been more professional in her dealings with WWE.
The latest news on Paul Heyman to TNA Posted by Mark Virginia on 04/21/2010 at 06:24 PM
Vince Russo, as we have reported over the last several weeks, said he is going to take a break from writing, but will remain with the company and move to Nashville as noted last week. Russo intends to continue giving his input, but will remove himself as head writer. The move to step down was based solely on Russo, as he has been cited as being burnt out over the last few weeks.
With Russo’s decision to step down as head writer, Dave Meltzer reports that there has been an escalation in talk regarding Paul Heyman coming in. Those within TNA, and are close to Heyman, believe he will indeed sign with the company. Heyman signing with TNA would come off as a surprise when you consider his past relationship with Bischoff, whom have both thrown verbal jabs against one another throughout the 90’s decade.
As reported earlier, Triple H has replaced Batista in WWE Studios' latest film, Killing Karma. Though Batista had been publicly announced for the lead role a few months back, a decision was made to pull him from the movie because he is nearing the end of his current contract and has yet to commit to a new deal. He is said to be furious over the company's decision.
Batista has been telling those close to him that he's pondering retirement from the wrestling industry in order to focus on acting. However, he's made similar statements in the past and would ultimately re-sign with the company. Though, there may be more to it this time as WWE was unable to re-sign him quickly enough to feel comfortable basing a movie project around him.
Justin Gabriel def. David “A-List” Otunga Darren Young def. Skip Sheffield and Michael Tarver Heath Slater def. Chris Jericho
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – In the biggest upset in WWE NXT history, NXT Rookie Heath Slater defeated six-time World Champion Chris Jericho! Also during week nine of competition, NXT Rookie Skip Sheffield won the Rock ’em Sock ’em Rookies Challenge, earning an exclusive WWE.com feature.
Heath Slater def. Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH) NXT Rookie Heath Slater earned the biggest victory of his NXT Rookie career Tuesday night, besting six-time World Champion Chris Jericho! And to the “one-man rock band’s” credit, he did it without the presence of his WWE Pro, Christian, who was still stranded in Europe due to the Icelandic volcano eruption.
Slater showed no fear against his WWE Pro opponent, reversing Jericho’s attempts at the Walls of Jericho, and rolling him up for the pin for the monumental victory. Jericho and his NXT Rookie, Wade Barrett, were left stunned after the match, as Jericho argued the call with the WWE official: “There’s no way! I’m the best in the world at what I do!” (WATCH: Meet NXT Rookie Wade Barrett)
With the win, Slater left a strong impact on the WWE Pros just three weeks before the next Pros’ Poll will reveal the Rookie Rankings. Slater, who is ranked No. 4, upped his record to 5-2. (WATCH: Meet NXT Rookie Heath Slater)
Darren Young def. Skip Sheffield and Michael Tarver (PHOTOS | WATCH) Tired of being overlooked by the WWE Pros and the WWE Universe, NXT Rookie Michael Tarver proclaimed himself a “bulldog off the leash” and offered an open challenge to anyone in the WWE NXT locker room. This came after an angry Tarver refused to compete in the weekly NXT Rookie Challenge, and “dance on a balloon like a little monkey for your entertainment.”
Hoping to impress his WWE Pro, William Regal, who was stuck in Europe due to the Icelandic volcano eruption, NXT Rookie Skip Sheffield accepted the dare. Then, WWE Pro CM Punk offered his NXT Rookie, Darren Young, who earned a huge victory over Luke Gallows last week.
Clearly still troubled by his loss to Young, the Straight Edge Society’s Luke Gallows tried to interfere in the Triple Threat Match. His efforts to sabotage Young backfired, as the South Beach party boy pinned Tarver. With the victory, Young’s record increased to 6-2 – the highest of any NXT Rookie after week nine, while Sheffield’s dropped to 0-5 and Tarver’s fell to 0-6.
Justin Gabriel def. David “A-List” Otunga (PHOTOS | WATCH) In his first singles match against fellow NXT Rookie, David “A-List” Otunga, Justin Gabriel earned a victory, thanks in part to Otunga’s WWE Pro, R-Truth. Otunga reached for R-Truth, looking for help, but his WWE Pro refused, allowing Gabriel to roll up the “A-List” NXT Rookie for the win. Gabriel celebrated his win with his WWE Pro, Matt Hardy, while Otunga seethed over R-Truth’s reluctance to interfere. With his win, Gabriel’s record increased to 5-2, while Otunga’s fell to 4-3
Skip Sheffield won the Rock ’em Sock ’em Rookies Challenge (PHOTOS | WATCH) Last week, NXT Rookie Wade Barrett wowed the WWE Universe with his speaking skills in the Talk the Talk Challenge. This week, things got more physical as the NXT Rookies squared off against each other in the Rock ’em Sock ’em Rookies Challenge. After a three-round competition, Skip Sheffield was declared the winner after knocking fellow NXT Rookie, Darren Young, off his pedestal. “The Cornfed Meathead,” who finished second in the two previous Rookies’ Challenges, made a huge impression on the WWE Pros and the WWE Universe, and earned a special feature on WWE.com, taking over the entire website! (NEW SHEFFIELD IN ACTION PHOTOS | NEW SHEFFIELD STUDIO PHOTOS)
In just three weeks, the second Pros’ Poll will be revealed, and the NXT Rookie ranked last will be eliminated from the competition! Therefore, the NXT Rookies must not only survive the intensifying pressure, but also thrive on it to become WWE’s newest breakout Superstar. The winner will earn a title match against the champion of his choice, live on pay-per-view.
Jericho says "never say never" about joining TNA Posted by Chris Kaufman on 04/21/2010 at 04:13 PM
The following are some excerpts from a recent interview with Chris Jericho from The Sun out of the UK:
Jericho on possibility of joining TNA: "Never say never. I hope they do great and although I've taken jabs at Eric Bischoff on Twitter, I like him and I'm happy that he's in TNA... So it would have to be some kind of really crazy circumstance for me to not be working there until the day I retire."
The WWE RAW crew boarded a plane in Scotland today but ended up being delayed because of an ash cloud. Here are some comments from WWE superstars:
The Miz: "On the plane just about to take off and what happens??? We are delayed because they have to reroute the plane. I want to go drop a deuce right in the mouth of this volcano. Better yet I'd like dave chapelle as godzilla to take care of it."
Maryse: "I'm about to go drop kick the ***T out of that volcano!"
News on how the RAW crew is doing in Belfast Posted by Chris Kaufman on 04/20/2010 at 12:30 PM
Credit: Wrestling Globe Newsletter
As of Tuesday morning, WWE RAW crew remains stranded in Belfast, Northern Ireland. If airspace is open, WWE is planning to charter a flight to get them home on Wednesday.
It's being reported that John Cena was seen in the lobby bar wearing a "Official Belfast Drinking Team Captain" t-shirt.
WWE agent Mike Rotunda was said to be complaining about wrestlers posting Twitter messages on their phones. WWE didn't want wrestlers to inform fans that they (the wrestlers) weren't in New Jersey for RAW.
While several wrestlers and crew were engaging in various activities to pass the time, others simply locked themselves away in their hotel rooms.
TNA Knockout Daffney was injured in a tryout match prior to the start of tonight’s Impact taping from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Daffney was working with independent worker Betsy Ruth (who also works as Miss Betsy), a student of the Team 3D Wrestling Academy.
The injury occurred when Betsy hit a bonsai drop off the ropes, crushing Daffney. Daffney laid motionless for several minutes as an ambulance was called and a stretcher was brought out. The bottom ring rope was removed to get her out.
Upon loading her on the stretcher, Daffney was moving her hands. Ring announcer Dave Penzer addressed the crowd, saying she is going to be OK but everything was done for precautionary purposes. Daffney was transported to a near-by hospital.
- TNA has posted the following preview for next week’s edition of TNA Impact The taped show will be going up against a 3-hour RAW featuring the 2010 WWE Draft, so TNA will be putting on a pretty loaded show. Here’s what we’ll see:
- New TNA World Heavyweight Champion Rob Van Dam will be there .. How will AJ Styles react to losing the gold?
- “Nature Boy” Ric Flair steps back into the ring against “The Monster” Abyss in a “Ring vs. Ring” match .. Whoever wins gets both Hall of Fame rings.
- Samoa Joe is back in TNA – what’s next for the Joe and where has he been?
- Team 3D gets a TNA tag title shot against Matt Morgan and a partner of his choosing
- X Division Champion Kazarian will defend against “The Prince of Punk” Shannon Moore
- Eric Bischoff will unveil the new “unique” TNA World Heavyweight Championship rankings system.
- Ring announcer David Penzer has been telling people he is looking to leave TNA as he is burnt out. He has worked with TNA since 2005 and was best know for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling between 1995 and 2001.
- Shark Boy's contract is up soon and it doesn't appear that he'll be signed to a new deal since he hasn't been used for a long time.
Impact opens with footage from Lockdown last night. The match between Angle and Anderson, featuring Angle's amazing moonsault, Pope vs. AJ Styles, and the Lethal Lockdown match between Team Hogan and Team Flair are highlighted. The winners of those matches can be found in the TNA Lockdown results located on the front page of WNW.
-We get our usual video opening to kick off the show proper.
-The pyro hits and Tenay and Taz welcome us to the show. Tenay promises us all of the fallout from TNA Lockdown last night, including what happened between AJ and Pope last night.
-Speaking of Styles, his music hits and he's on his way to the ring. Tenay talks about the means AJ used to hold on to the title last night, stealing a cameraman's pen and using it to jab into Pope's eye.
-AJ is in the ring, and he has a mic. Styles tells the fans to shut up. He says due to the victory party for AJ Styles last night, Ric Flair won't be here tonight until later. AJ says he proved to the world that pound for pound, AJ is the best wrestler in the world. Styles says that at Lockdown he stepped into a steel cage against the Pope, and he took care of business, and he did it all without Ric Flair. AJ says to be honest, his ability was too much for Pope, and even though he was good, he just wasn't good enough. AJ says Pope has joined Jeff Jarrett, Sting, and Kurt Angle. They're no better than AJ either. AJ says it doesn't matter where it is, on TV, at house shows, he's the best. He's the workhorse of TNA. Styles says he's not slowing down any time soon.
-Rob Van Dam's music hits, and he's out on his way to the ring. Styles stares him down, not looking too happy.
-Van Dam is in the ring and he has a mic. Rob says that it might confuse AJ, but the RVD chants are called a "crowd reaction". RVD says that he was in the back, and Styles was doing a lot of talking, and Styles seems to think he's the best wrestler in TNA. Van Dam says not so, maybe AJ was the best wrestler at some previous point in time, but it's obvious to everyone that times have changes. RVD says he knows what AJ is upset about, he's used to getting all the attention, and he is a very good wrestler, but to tell the truth, RVD has never been quite as impressed by Styles as everyone else. Van Dam says that AJ is having a hard time, because TNA is where all the wrestlers want to be, and that's not good for him. Rob asks AJ how can he complain that he deserves the top spot more than wrestlers like... he drops the mic and let them say his name for him.
-Jeff Hardy's music hits and the "Charismatic Enigma" is on his way out to the ring. Hardy climbs in the ring and poses for big pops, shaking hands with RVD.
-Hardy's got a mic of his own, he tells AJ he's got a little head to be so big headed. Jeff says he's got a big head himself, but at least he's modest. Hardy says he came to TNA to do a lot and the movement is on. Hardy says he's here to complete his collection of titles by becoming the TNA World Champion.
-Hulk Hogan's music hits, and he's on his way out to the ring, holy crap how many more people can we bring out. Hogan gets into the ring, and unsurprisingly, he's got a mic too.
-Hogan says this is what he's talking about, and this is the reason everyone is talking about TNA. Hulk says this is why he brought RVD and Hardy in. He says no matter how you cut it, it's all about the TNA World Championship. Hogan shouts out to everyone in the back, saying they're going to raise the bar. He tells AJ that he's the World Champion, and that means he's the best at what you do. But when your the champ, doors open up, and things happen that you never dreamed of. It's about the business, the jets, and limos, and girls, and paychecks. Hogan says that's why he, and everyone wants the World Title. Hogan says you've always got to prove your the best, and there's always a target on your back. Hogan says every night he goes on as champ that just makes everything better. Hogan says he'll cut the crap right now, and he asks RVD and Hardy if they want it bad enough to put their friendship aside to get in the ring together and find out who's the very best. He asks if they want to find out tonight. The crowd goes nuts, and Hogan says that's great, because tonight, he wants them to come out and tear this building tonight, and he wants to hear everyone screaming "TNA, TNA, TNA". He says after tonight, the winner of the match will get a shot at AJ and the TNA World Title.
-AJ isn't too pleased with that and says that he didn't consult with Styles before this, and to tell the truth, Styles won't be ready by the next PPV. Hogan says he made the match, and who said anything about Sacrifice? Hogan says he isn't talking about Sacrifice, he says the man who wins the match between RVD and Hardy, will get a shot at AJ Styles, and the TNA Title, tonight! Hogan's music hits, Hardy and RVD look happy, and AJ's pissed.
-Ric Flair comes in the back and the cameraman of all people tells him about the match that was just booked. Flair doesn't believe him as he shoves him aside and walks past.
-Back from break and Tenay immediately begins hyping the double main event. Taz says not only will they have RVD vs. Jeff Hardy, but the winner will face Styles. Not only that, Ric Flair will be barred from ringside.
-TNA Knockouts Tag Team Title Match: The Beautiful People vs. Daffney and ODB
-Daffney and ODB are already in the ring with no music.
-TBP come to the ring with all the KO belts, and Lacey Von Erich in tow.
-Daffney and Sky start things out, and Daffney goes crazy, attacking love and hitting a big knee before chasing Von Erich around the ring. Von Erich tags in and turns things around with a back handspring elbow. Sky tags in and stomps on Daffney before pinner her for a two count. Sky goes up to the second rope and tries for a double ax handle, but Daffney catches her with a big right to the stomach. Daffney tries for an enzugiri but misses, but ODB is able to tag in. ODB cleans house on both of TBP, before hitting Sky with a Thesz press. ODB sends Sky into the corner and hits a big splash before following it up with a fallaway slam. Madison Rayne distracts the referee, and Lacey sprays ODB with some sort of aerosol. Sky rolls up ODB, and steals the three count.
-Winners and STILL TNA Knockout Tag Team Champions: The Beautiful People
-JB is backstage and he's looking to get a word with Ric Flair. He's outside of AJ's dressing room, and he catches AJ whining. Flair says he's not happy about what happened last night, and he's not going to last much longer. He says he knows AJ will win tonight, what's important is that he wants a rematch, Team Hogan vs. Team Flair. JB interrupts and asks Flair about the match, Flair says they have five minutes and he wants it tonight, he tells JB to get the word out, and get out.
-Back from commercial and Abyss is in the ring and Jarrett is ringside, making his way into the ring with a fan-made Team Hogan sign. Abyss has a mic. He says he and Jarrett heard about the challenge tonight, but apparently Flair hasn't heard that the war ended last night at Lockdown when they did exactly what they said they would and beat their ass. He says if RVD and Hardy weren't already in a match, they would have a no problem taking Team Flair from pillar to post all around the Impact Zone.
-Flair walks out with his team and immediately tells the sound man to cut the music. He tells Jarrett to kiss his ass. He says screw Hogan, and screw the whole building, Team Flair is there and they're going to kick ass.
-Wolfe and BMI take the fight to Abyss and Jarrett, and even though they hold their own, when Sting enters with his bat, the fight is pretty much over. Rob Terry of all people is out to help, he knocks away Wolfe, and decimates both members of BMI, tossing them to the outside. Terry picks up Wolfe in a gorilla press, and tosses him into Sting before hitting Sting with a big boot.
-Flair is on the mic and he asks what Terry is doing. Flair says that Jarrett is a dead man.
-Bischoff is out at the top of the ramp with a mic. He says this again, really? He thought Flair learned his lesson last night. He wants a rematch? He'll get a rematch, Team Flair vs. Team Hogan, Jarrett, Abyss and Rob Terry, but it won't be four on three, because there's a guy in the back that's ready to lace up his boots, and he's ready to go. And Bischoff can't wait to reveal who it is later tonight.
-Jeff Hardy is shown backstage warming up for his match vs. RVD up next.
-Shannon Moore is shown backstage reading his book of DILLIGAF. Matt Morgan walks up, he says TNA management is putting a gun to their head, and even though Moore knows they don't need a partner, TNA management is forcing him to get one. Morgan says we need a partner, and asks if Moore wants to be part of the team. Moore asks if Morgan is counting his ego. He asks if Moore has anything better to do next week. Moore says he's got to prepare for his X Division match next week, and both of you guys can kiss his ass.
-Tenay and Taz hype the Team Flair vs. Team Hogan match, wondering who the mystery partner will be. Taz is also pretty excited about Jeff Hardy vs. AJ.
-Hulk Hogan is backstage with Bischoff, he's happy about his actions at Lockdown last night. Bischoff says the easiest person to con is a con man and Flair took the bait last night. Hogan says he's on a high after Lockdown, and he's excited for the World Title match tonight. Bischoff says this whole night is off the charts. Hogan asks if he's going to be here for sure. Bischoff says he'll be here and intense. Hogan asks about the new ranking system for the World Title. Bischoff says he dropped the ball, and he'll have it next week and the fans will love it. He calls his assistant in and asks her to bring the files on the new ranking system. Hogan makes a sexual innuendo, and Bischoff follows suit.
-RVD is shown backstage, he says he's fighting one of his best friends tonight, and that doesn't mean they have to hate each other. They came here for the same thing, and tonight he's going to show why he's the whole f'n show.
-Back from commercial, and Jeff Hardy is the first man out to the ring to lots of love from the crowd. RVD is out next, and he too gets a warm reaction from the fans in the Impact Zone.
-The bell rings, and this one is on. We get a handshake, and RVD ducks a lock up attempt. RVD catches Hardy from behind, but Hardy ducks a spinning back kick. Both men are pretty cautious. We get a test of strength, and is goes straight into a bit of chain wrestling. Hardy tries for a twist of fate, but RVD gets out of it.
-Hardy and RVD and fighting for position and Hardy hits RVD with a backhand before hitting a spinning mule kick.
-Back from commercial and RVD and Hardy are fighting on the outside. RVD hits a front suplex, putting Hardy on the barricade. RVD climbs up to the ring apron and leaps off with a twisting leg drop. Van Dam looks to have reopened his wound from last night. Van Dam picks up Hardy and sends him into the ring, handing his neck up on the ring apron. Van Dam launches himself up and over the ropes with a big slingshot legdrop, coming down right on Hardy's neck. RVD climbs to the top turnbuckle and hits a big cross body block, but Hardy kicks out of the pin attempt. RVD picks up Hardy and he hits him with a couple of right hands, but Hardy starts to fight back. RVD stops it by kicking at his leg, but Hardy comes back with a low dropkick, that sends Van Dam head first into the corner turnbuckle. Hardy hits his big low leg drop, and follows it up with a big clothesline. A pin from Hardy is good for two. Hardy is up and he's pounding on RVD. RVD reverses a whip into the corner, but when he goes for the monkey flip, Hardy catches him with a clothesline and another near fall. Van Dam and Hardy trade blows. Hardy hits a crazy leg drop into a pin, but Van Dam kicks out at two. Hardy climbs to the top rope, but Van Dam catches him off guard. Van Dam moves him out to the middle of the top rope, and he goes to the top turnbuckle, hitting a big single leg dropkick that sends Hardy down to the floor. Hardy is able to crawl back into the ring, and RVD hits a quick leg drop, and a rolling splash, and he tries for a quick pin, but Hardy kicks out at two. Hardy backs RVD into the corner, and he tries for his jumping dropkick, but RVD avoids it and Jeff crashes to the mat. RVD connects with the split leg moonsault, but Hardy is able to kick out of a pin at two. Van Dam is back up, and he hits Hardy with a series of kicks to the head. RVD picks Hardy up, and he tries for a suplex, but Hardy reverses out and hits a front suplex of his own. Hardy goes up to the top rope, but RVD catches him with a spin kick to stop him. Van Dam tries to take Hardy down with a superplex, but Hardy blocks it and sends RVD crashing to the mat. Hardy tries for the swanton bomb, but he misses. RVD is right up on the top rope and he hits the five star frog splash. Van Dam pins Hardy, and he gets the three count.
-Winner and facing AJ Styles for the TNA World Title later tonight: Rob Van Dam.
-Christy Hemme is backstage with RVD and Jeff Hardy. She says they were just supposed to talk to RVD but he insisted Hardy be there. RVD says this doesn't change anything. Hardy says of course not. They thank each other, and Christy says it's refreshing to see actions like that. They watch highlights from the match and compliment each other. They shake hands and Hardy says that it was an honor. RVD says they knew it could go either way, and he knows he's got Jeff support, so now he's got to focus on AJ. He says he always brings the best out. Hardy says if he's got another one of those in him, it'll be a breeze.
-Abyss is backstage with Rob Terry and Jeff Jarrett. He thanks Terry for helping tonight. Abyss says Terry raised his game tonight, and Team Flair doesn't have any idea what kind of freak Terry is. Terry says at the end of the night, everyone will know he's the freak Rob Terry. Abyss says they don't know who their fourth member is, but he trusts Bischoff, and Hogan, and he's sure it'll be a bombshell.
-Sting's music hits, and he's on his way out to the ring with his baseball bat in hand. We get a replay of last week when Jarrett attacked Sting, but it ended with Sting coming out on top, assaulting Jarrett. Apparently this match will work like Lockdown, but without the cage or weapons.
-Jeff Jarrett is the first man out for his team, and he makes his way to the ring to a nice reception.
-Sting and Jarrett are brawling out in the crowd, and the bell rings, apparently kicking this thing off. Sting slams Jarrett into some sort of structure on the outside there. Sting drives Jarrett's head into a chair before picking that chair up and using it to wail on Jarrett. Sting takes Jarrett up into the stands and they fight out in front of the fans. This is just a flat out brawl. Jarrett starts to fight back, peppering Sting with right hands. Sting and Jarrett make their way down from the stands, and Jarrett grabs a chair, using it to hit Sting across the back. Jarrett hits Sting again, and talks smack to him. Jarrett slams Sting head first into the wall, but when he tries to whip him into it, Sting reverses and Jarrett ends up slamming against the wall. Sting takes Jarrett back to the barricade where he chokes him and flips him back into the ringside area. Sting picks up Jarrett and slams him down against the barricade, working over Jarrett's throat. Sting's stomps on Jarrett's fingers, and he jaws at Jarrett as the clock begins to count down. Sting tries for a splash in the corner, but Jarrett moves and starts to fight back, hitting Sting with a series of rights, and a big leaping clothesline. Both men go for the clothesline, and both go down.
-The next entrant is Desmond Wolfe for Team Flair.
-Wolfe makes his way down to the ring, where he tags in and goes to work on Jarrett with a big European uppercut. Wolfe sends Jarrett into the corner hard, and hits another uppercut. Wolfe tries to suplex Jarrett, but Jarrett blocks. Jarrett is able to hit a hip toss, and he hangs Desmond up on the second rope, crashing down on his back. Wolfe pokes Jarrett in the eye and takes Jarrett down by the arm. Wolfe puts Jarrett on the top rope, hits a throat chop and tries for the tower of London, but Jarrett fights out with a side suplex.
-The next entrant is Rob Terry for Team Hogan.
-Terry tags into the match, and Wolfe eats a couple of big clotheslines, and a back body drop. Sting is in, and he gets the same treatment. Orlando Jordan is at the top of the ramp watching. Terry hits a front slam on Wolfe, and a delayed vertical suplex into a powerslam.
-During the break, Robert Roode and Abyss found their way into the match. Roode and Abyss are squaring off and Roode eats a big boot. Abyss splashes Roode in the corner, and he goes for a chokeslam, driving Roode to the mat. Abyss pounds on Roode in the corner, before sending him across the ring and hitting a big back body drop.
The next entrant is James Storm for Team Flair.
-Storm hits Abyss with a big boot, and that allows Roode to hit a beautiful diving neckbreaker. Roode tags in Storm and after a bit of double teaming, Storm goes wild on Abyss. It doesn't do much though as Abyss comes right back with a side slam. Storm tags out to Wolfe and Abyss makes the tag to Jarrett. Jarrett comes in as a house of fire and beats on Wolfe and BMI, but the three end up overpowering him, triple teaming Jarrett for a bit. Jarrett's able to connect with a double clothesline, and the clock counts down.
-The final entrant is Samoa Joe for Team Hogan!
-Joe makes his way down to the ring to a load of applause, and Desmond looks shocked. Jarrett looks hesitant, but Joe tags in and goes ape on everyone, taking out every single member of Team Flair. Joe connects with a big splash and kick to Sting before hitting a giant STO on Roode. Joe puts Roode on the top turnbuckle, and hits a big muscle buster, pinning Roode, and getting the three count.
-Winner: Team Hogan
-Joe walks out immediately following the match, leaving his teammates to celebrate without him. Flair is out and says he has something to say to Team Hogan.
-Back from commercial, and I don't think Tenay and Taz realize they are live, as they don't talk for a good 30 seconds. The ring is empty, but we get a recap. Flair apparently challenged Abyss next week to go one on one against Abyss if each man puts up their Hall of Fame ring.
-RVD's music hits, and it looks like we're ready for tonight's World Title match. Van Dam is out with the blood still on his forehead from the last match.
-The World Champion, AJ Styles is out next, and it amazes me how solid his reactions continue to be in spite of him doing everything he can to be a heel.
-AJ jumps RVD before the bell, and stomps away at him. For some reason the hard camera goes all weird for a second. AJ throws Van Dam to the outside and smirks at the fans. AJ dives over the ropes with a beautiful tope and nails RVD.
-Back from commercial and AJ is working over RVD in the ring. RVD starts to ight back, but AJ comes back with a couple of elbows. RVD flips over AJ and hits him with a series of rights, but AJ trips up Van Dam, and follows it up with a beautiful dropkick. AJ pins Van Dam and gets a two count. AJ picks up Van Dam and takes him to the corner where he hits him with a couple of chops. AJ takes Van Dam out to the middle of the ring and starts to work over Van Dam's leg. RVD starts to hit AJ with a series of punches and a quick kick, but another kick, and AJ ends up hitting Van Dam with a dragon screw. AJ chokes RVD with his boot in the corner, and he gets into a bit of an arguement with the ref. AJ tries to slam RVD's head into the turnbuckle, but Vn Dam blocks him, and hits him with a couple of big kicks. Both men are up, and they trade blows in the middle of the ring, with RVD coming out on top after a big clothesline, and another, and a third. RVD takes the fight to AJ in the corner, hitting his rolling monkey flip and launching Styles across the ring. RVD hits rolling thunder and pins AJ to get a two count. Van Dam picks Styles up, but Styles takes RVD down and locks in the figure four in the middle of the ring. RVD tries to punch AJ's knee to break the hold, but it doesn't work. Van Dam eventually gets to the ropes to force a break. AJ pulls Van Dam to the middle of the ring, and tries again for the figure four, but RVD counters with a small package for two. Styles comes back with a Pele kick, and he picks up Van Dam, trying for the Styles clash. Rob blocks it and sends AJ out to the apron. Styles springboards in, but RVD blocks it with a powerbomb. RVD goes up top, and hits the five star frog splash. Van Dam pins AJ, and it's over.
-Winner and NEW TNA World Champion: Rob Van Dam
-Confetti rains down from the ceiling, and Jeff Hardy is out from the back to celebrate with RVD. Styles is shown and he looks distraught. Hogan walks in with the World Title on his shoulder and he brings Dixie Carter out with him. Team Hogan, minus Joe, and Team 3D come out to celebrate with Van Dam. 3D pick Van Dam up on their shoulders, and AJ looks like he's going to cry. Van Dam celebrates and the crowd continues to go wild as the show comes to a close.
- In the Main Event of the night, Rob Van Dam became the NEW TNA World Heavyweight Champion by defeating AJ Styles! In the end, RVD hit his top rope Frog Splash after AJ missed a springboard from the outside! The Impact Zone erupted as RVD was awarded the gold and confetti fell from the top of the arena! Jeff Hardy, Hulk Hogan, TNA President Dixie Carter, Jeff Jarrett and the rest of the roster came out to congratulate the new World Heavyweight Champion as iMPACT went off the air!
What you didn't see on WWE RAW this week Posted by Chris Kaufman on 04/20/2010 at 03:05 AM
John Bertollo sent this in:
After Raw goes off air, Triple H gets on the mic and blames The Undertaker for retiring Shawn Michaels. Triple H called out Undertaker. A referee was in the ring and a match appeared to be kicking off. Triple H tells Undertaker they are the "last two" of a dying breed and there is only room for one. The heels make a run-in including CM Punk, Luke Gallows, Chris Jericho, Jack Swagger, Zack Ryder, Carlito, Kozlov and Dolph Ziggler. Undertaker and Triple H fight them off. Triple H gives the referee a Pedigree and then walks into a Tombstone. The show ends with Undertaker posing.
Batista upset with WWE over movie role? Posted by Chris Kaufman on 04/19/2010 at 03:27 PM
WWE issued a press release this morning announcing WWE Studios is currently filming a new film in Louisiana, Killing Karma.
Batista had been publicly announced for the lead role a few months back, but was replaced by Triple H. According to sources, Batista is furious over the change.
"Batista wants to be a movie star," one source noted.
There was much discussion over the company's tour of Europe that Batista will leave WWE when his current deal expires in the summer. He's claimed to friends in recent months that he's looking to wind down his in-ring career in order to focus on acting.
Sean Waltman not finished with TNA? Posted by Mark Virginia on 04/19/2010 at 11:05 AM
According to Mike Johnson, TNA had known since Wednesday or Thursday that Sean Waltman would not be at the TNA Lockdown PPV. Rumors as to why he missed to show range from him being sick (he appeared at an indy show on Saturday night) to having an issue with being licensed in Missouri.
At this point, he is expected to appear at the TV tapings this week in some fashion.
Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre def. Matt Hardy The Undertaker def. World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger in a Non-Title Match MacGruber & "Khalgruber" def. Vladimir Kozlov by count-out in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match Triple H, Rey Mysterio & Edge def. CM Punk, Chris Jericho & Luke Gallows
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – With a giant ash cloud hovering over Europe, thanks to an erupting volcano in Iceland, air travel has been severely restricted, causing most of the Raw roster to find themselves grounded overseas after their European tour. With Extreme Rules less than a week away, however, WWE found plenty of angry SmackDown Superstars just itching to blow their tops.
Triple H, Rey Mysterio & Edge def. CM Punk, Chris Jericho & Luke Gallows (PHOTOS | WATCH) Just six days until Extreme Rules, a battalion of the pay-per-view’s competitors converged in a Six-Man Tag Team Match pitting Rey Mysterio, Edge & Triple H against CM Punk, Chris Jericho & Luke Gallows. In the run-up to the highly anticipated Steel Cage Match, Edge faced down his former partner Jericho, who punished his rival by crushing his ankle. Punk also sent Mysterio a message in the lead up to their Extreme Rules contest.
The match’s conclusion, however, seemed fitting since it was Raw Superstar Triple H who led his team to victory by pinning SmackDown’s Straight Edge spiritual guide, CM Punk.
MacGruber & "Khaluber" def. Vladimir Kozlov by count-out in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) If MacGruber ever chooses you to replace him in a match, there’s only one thing for a self-respecting Superstar to do: Run! After apparently torching his earlier replacement, R-Truth, the Saturday Night Live character was forced to battle the Russian. Fortunately for the comedic crusader, his costar, Ryan Phillippe, intervened with a tag team partner: "The Great Khaluber!"
Dressed in MacGruber gear, a familiar looking Punjabi giant confronted Kozlov, punishing the Muscovite and causing him to flee up the entrance ramp and lose by count-out.
The Undertaker def. World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger in a Non-Title Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) The open challenge – always a dicey proposition. Since he defeated both Edge and Chris Jericho in the same match last Friday, though, World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger must have been feeling cocky. After addressing his Extreme Rules opponent Randy Orton, “The All-American American” issued an open challenge and almost got away with it when no one answered. That is, until a familiar gong rang out.
The Undertaker took Swagger up on his challenge and subsequently laid to rest the young champion. Swagger is undoubtedly hoping his Extreme Rules Title Match against Orton renders a considerably different outcome.
Vladimir Kozlov confronted special guest host MacGruber (PHOTOS | WATCH) The Cold War may be over, but things between Russia’s Vladimir Kozlov and American hero MacGruber were heated indeed. After a disgruntled Kozlov ripped into America, the titular character of the MacGruber film appeared on the TitanTron. He announced a main event, featuring Rey Mysterio, Edge & Triple H taking on CM Punk, Chris Jericho & Luke Gallows and lobbed a few verbal grenades in Kozlov’s direction. Rather than dispose of the Ruskie himself, though, MacGruber enlisted R-Truth to battle Kozlov later in the evening. Unfortunately, MacGruber had booby-trapped the arena and, well, may have accidentally blown up his hand-picked proxy.
Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre def. Matt Hardy (PHOTOS | WATCH) A visit to his ancestral homeland of Scotland during SmackDown’s European tour must have done Drew McIntyre more than a wee bit o’ good. The Intercontinental Champion, who has lost only to The Undertaker, retained his winning ways by overcoming the onslaught of Matt Hardy. But how well will the Great Scot fare next week when the WWE Draft comes to Raw in a special three-hour edition?
Straight Edge Society confronted Triple H; Rey Mysterio came to The Game’s aid (PHOTOS) While no man is an island, Triple H certainly appeared adrift in unfamiliar waters when he opened Raw. The Superstar explained that, unlike the remainder of the red brand’s roster, he had remained stateside during Raw’s European tour. He explained that, due to the volcanic ash over Europe, air travel has been disrupted grounding most of his Raw brethren across the Atlantic.
The Game then went on to discuss his Street Fight against Sheamus this Sunday at Extreme Rules before he was rudely interrupted by The Straight Edge Society, including Luke Gallows, Serena and leader CM Punk. After Punk and Triple H exchanged words regarding Punk’s pay-per-view bout against Rey Mysterio, the preachy provocateur demanded that The King of Kings convert to Straight Edge. Triple H didn’t take too kindly to the proselytizing, and he and The S.E.S. came to blows. That’s when Mysterio joined the fray. The Biggest Little Man helped beat back The S.E.S. and, in a possible foreshadowing of their bout at Extreme Rules, managed to snip a lock of Punk’s hair in the process.
More travel problems, notes from RAW Posted by Chris Kaufman on 04/19/2010 at 11:47 PM
- WWE offered refunds to fans at tonight's RAW in East Rutherford, New Jersey because the RAW roster wasn't able to be there. Any fans wanting to get a full refund can bring their tickets to the Izod Center box office tomorrow.
- Yoshi Tatsu vs. Zack Ryder and John Morrison vs. Carlito was taped tonight for this coming Thursday night's WWE Superstars.
- Airports in the UK may not be open for use on Tuesday like originally planned, which means the WWE RAW crew may be stuck for a bit longer. A new ash cloud from the volcano eruption is casing more problems. Airports in Scotland and other UK areas may open Tuesday and WWE might have to use other forms of transportation to get the crew from Ireland to where ever they can fly out of.
- Lilian Garcia returned on RAW for one night only as Justin Roberts is stranded overseas. Garcia lives in nearby New York City so she was available for the show. They called her on very late notice.
Update on Monday's RAW, Extreme Rules problems? Posted by Chris Kaufman on 04/18/2010 at 06:56 PM
It’s not looking good for the RAW brand making it back in time to the United States for RAW tomorrow night. The flight ban in the UK has now been extended to 1:00 PM local time on Monday. It could be mid-week before WWE can fly out of the UK.
WWE’s problem may now be that they need to worry about getting the talents back in time for the Extreme Rules PPV next Sunday.
It’s expected that the Smackdown crew will work tomorrow night’s RAW but with videos from the RAW Superstars to hype the PPV. If RAW can make it back to the United States by Tuesday night, they would then likely appear on Smackdown.
- It appears that Sean Waltman is done with TNA after no-showing Lockdown tonight. Waltman was telling people at an indy show over the weekend that he had no plans on showing up for Lockdown.
- Frankie Kazarian is the new X Division Champion after winning a three-way with Homicide and Shannon Moore at tonight's Lockdown PPV. Doug Williams was stripped of his title after being stuck in the UK due to travel problems from the volcano eruption.
- Madison Rayne is the new TNA Knockouts Champion after pinning Tara in the tag match at Lockdown. Madison still holds one-half of the Knockouts tag Team Championship with Velvet Sky.
RESULTS FROM SUNDAY'S "LOCKDOWN" PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT: 2 NEW CHAMPIONS, ANGLE GETS REVENGE, STYLES RETAINS, TEAM HOGAN PREVAILS
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- Lockdown Advantage: Rob Van Dam defeated James Storm with the Frog Splash, earning his team the advantage in Lethal Lockdown
- Hulk Hogan told the world that if Team Flair won Lethal Lockdown, he would leave TNA Wrestling!
- Steel Cage: Homicide defeated Brian Kendrick, Chris Sabin and Alex Shelley by escaping the cage first, thereby earning a shot at the X Title later in the event. Kendrick was enraged that he lost the bout.
- Steel Cage: Kevin Nash defeated Eric Young after a Jackknife Powerbomb, then announced he would replace Syxx Pac with Scott Hall vs. Team 3D later on.
- Steel Cage: Madison Rayne won the Knockouts match to become the new Knockouts Champion, after her fellow Beautiful People partner Lacey Von Erich nailed Tara with the title. After the bout, Tara attacked Angelina Love and smashed her into the cage!
- Steel Cage: Kazarian won the 3-way X match to become the new X Division Champion! Kazarian won the bout with a reverse piledriver over Homicide to capture the gold! (former champion Douglas Williams was unable to attend the PPV due to the European travel restrictions and was stripped of the title earlier in the day)
- Steel Cage: Team 3D defeated Scott Hall and Kevin Nash (subbing for Syxx Pac) after hitting the 3D on Hall through a table. The match was a falls count anywhere street fight, with both teams brawling from the start!
- Steel Cage: Kurt Angle defeated Mr. Anderson! Quite possibly one of the most dramatic and action-packed bouts in TNA Wrestling history! In the end, finally getting his revenge, Kurt Angle choked out Anderson with his Warrior's Medal, spit on him, kicked him in the groin and walked out of the cage the winner! Afterwards, Angle told the fans he was taking some time off to regroup, but that when he returned his goal was the World Title!
- Steel Cage for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship: AJ Styles defeated The Pope to retain the gold! An awesome bout between both superstars - one of the big moments saw Styles miss a splash off the top of the cage on Pope. In the end, Styles relied on underhanded tactics to retain the gold when he reached through the cage to grab a cameraman's pen and jabbed it into the eye of The Pope. Styles then used his Styles Clash finisher to win and retain.
- Steel Cage Lethal Lockdown: Team Hogan won over Team Flair! One of the craziest and most barbaric Lethal Lockdowns ever! One of the major highlights was Jeff Hardy hitting a splash off a ladder (on top of the cage!) on James Storm through a table! Late in the match, Ric Flair hit the ring and went after Abyss and his Hall of Fame ring, but Hulk Hogan came out to even the odds! As Hogan was about to whack Flair with a bat, Eric Bischoff arrived and talked Hogan out of doing it. However, instead Bischoff revealed brass knuckles - and after teasing giving them to Flair - tossed them to Hogan! Hogan bloodied and battered Flair, while Abyss hit the Black Hole Slam on Desmond Wolfe to get the win for Team Hogan! The broadcast ended with Hogan, RVD and Abyss all celebrating in the cage!
Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre def. Kane (Disqualification) Dolph Ziggler def. R-Truth WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool def. Mickie James Rey Mysterio & The Hart Dynasty def. CM Punk, Luke Gallows and Darren Young JTG def. Caylen Croft World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger def. Edge and Chris Jericho (World Heavyweight Championship Match)
LONDON - World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger reigned supreme in an explosive Triple Threat Match against Edge and Chris Jericho, as SmackDown traveled across the pond.
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger def. Edge and Chris Jericho (World Heavyweight Championship Match) (PHOTOS | WATCH) Four days after Raw Guest Host David Hasselhoff announced that World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger will face Randy Orton for the World Title at Extreme Rules (match preview), SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long attempted to launch a preemptive strike. With both Chris Jericho and Edge claiming that they were the Superstar to keep the coveted title on SmackDown, Long made a pre-Extreme Rules Triple Threat World Championship Match. (PHOTOS | WATCH)
In the midst of Triple Threat fury, Jericho looked ready to use Edge’s own finisher against him. But, at the last second, The Rated-R Superstar turned the tables on the “best in the world at what he does,” blasting him with the Spear once again. However, when The Ultimate Opportunist went for the cover, Jack Swagger suddenly yanked him out of the ring and grabbed the huge pin for himself.
Before the smoke could clear on his first title defense, “The All-American American” hit the war torn Edge with a post-match Gutwrentch Powerbomb. Then, as the World Champ made his exit from the ring, Jericho reentered and proceeded to brutalize Edge’s previously injured ankle while it was trapped inside the steel ring steps.
Rey Mysterio & The Hart Dynasty def. CM Punk, Luke Gallows and Darren Young (PHOTOS | WATCH) Following NXT Rookie Darren Young’s victory over Luke Gallows on Tuesday night (watch), CM Punk brought his followers together to face Rey Mysterio and The Hart Dynasty in a Six-Man Tag Team Match. With Unified Tag Team and United States Champion The Miz joining the broadcast table, Rey Mysterio dialed-up the 619 on Punk from around the ring post, paving the way for David Hart Smith to hit a running powerslam on the self-proclaimed “savior” for the win.
Will The Master of the 619 use his growing momentum to give The Second City Saint the hair cut of a lifetime at Extreme Rules? (Match preview)
Intercontinental Champion Drew McIntyre def. Kane by Disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH) When Drew McIntyre tried to make an early departure from his match with Kane, Matt Hardy rushed in to return him to action, getting The Big Red Monster disqualified in the process. Once his defeat was announced, an irate Kane hit the chokeslam on both McIntyre and Hardy.
Dolph Ziggler def. R-Truth (PHOTOS | WATCH) After making a “sincere” public apology for putting Josh Mathews in the sleeper hold one week ago (watch), Dolph Ziggler overcame R-Truth with the same infamous submission maneuver.
WWE Women’s Champion Michelle McCool def. Mickie James (PHOTOS | WATCH) In the climax of a fast-paced Divas match, Mickie James turned her attention to an interfering Layla, allowing Michelle to deliver a devastating kick to her opponent for the victory. However, when the Women’s Champion continued her attack after the bell, Beth Phoenix stormed into the ring. The Glamazon chased Team Lay-Cool and Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero into the London crowd, before returning to the ring to the raise Mickie’s hand.
JTG def. Caylen Croft (PHOTOS | WATCH) JTG captured his first singles win since the break-up of Cryme Tyme. And when Shad Gaspard assaulted his former tag team partner for the third week in a row, JTG finally earned some retribution when he fought back and expelled Shad from the ring.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
Mijn hobby's zijn: Worstelen en films.
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