Does Flair see Wolfe as a future World Champion? Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 06/06/2010 at 02:33 PM
In an interview with KentNews.co.uk, TNA star Ric Flair had high praise for two British wrestlers, Desmond Wolfe and Douglas Williams, more so Desmond Wolfe. On Desmond Wolfe, Flair said, “Desmond has a lot of skill and has a tremendous future in the business,” he said. “I certainly think he’s a future world champion. “It may not happen overnight, but I have no doubt it’s something he’s capable of fulfilling.” On Douglas Williams, “Doug is a tremendously skilled guy as well. He’s definitely a gifted athlete.”
Dixie Carter President of TNA Wrestling: Angelina Love is working her first house shows since her injury. She says she is feeling great. The fan response live has been awesome and I hear her matches have been as good as ever. Welcome back!
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger def. MVP Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston def. Drew McIntyre in an Intercontinental Championship Match Kelly Kelly def. Rosa Mendes Rey Mysterio won the SmackDown Battle Royal and qualified for the World Heavyweight Championship Match at Fatal-4-Way
DALLAS – After a brutal weekend attack by an unknown assailant left The Undertaker “unresponsive to medical attention” – and unable to compete at the upcoming WWE Fatal 4-Way – Rey Mysterio overcame the SmackDown roster to capture the ominous Superstar’s place at WWE’s newest pay-per-view.
Rey Mysterio won the SmackDown Battle Royal and qualified for the World Heavyweight Championship Match at Fatal-4-Way (PHOTOS | WATCH) SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long sent shockwaves throughout the WWE Universe, informing SmackDown that over Memorial Day weekend, The Undertaker was found by his brother Kane “in a vegetative state,” following a vicious assault of unknown origins.
Since The Deadman will no longer be able to be part of the World Heavyweight Championship Match at Fatal 4-Way, the quick-thinking GM determined that every Superstar on the roster would have an opportunity to take his place in a special SmackDown Battle Royal.
When the smoke cleared in the high-stakes match of mayhem, it was Rey Mysterio who stood in triumph. Ironically, out of all the Superstars that fought for the coveted championship opportunity, it was The Demon of Death Valley’s brother Kane whose feet were destined to hit the floor last. Just when it looked as if The Big Red Monster was ready to hurl Mysterio from the ring with the chokeslam, The Ultimate Underdog countered, sending the frightening Superstar over the top rope and out to the arena floor.
As a result of his monumental victory, Mysterio will take the vacant spot in the SmackDown World Title main event at Fatal 4-Way in just more than two weeks. (Match preview)
Kelly Kelly def. Rosa Mendes (PHOTOS | WATCH) With the self-professed “co-Women’s Champions” Layla & Michelle McCool looking on, Kelly Kelly, who has continued to show her potential for Friday night greatness, defeated the lovely Rosa Mendes with her high-powered K-2 legdrop.
Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston def. Drew McIntyre in an Intercontinental Championship Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) One week after a letter from WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon brought about the suspension of Matt Hardy, the temporarily banished Superstar bought a ticket to the SmackDown show in Dallas. He arrived just in time to watch Drew McIntyre exercise his rematch clause against Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston.
With a war torn Kofi lying outside the ring, the “Chosen One” suddenly turned his attention away from the match, swinging his fist into the crowd to backhand Hardy without warning. The commotion that ensued as Hardy tried to fight through security, allowed a rejuvenated Kingston to hit the SOS on McIntyre and retain his title. Moments later, Hardy jumped into the ring and executed the stunning Twist of Fate on the defeated No. 1 contender.
World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger def. MVP (PHOTOS | WATCH) Immediately after Jack Swagger utilized a roll up to gain an extremely hard-fought victory over MVP, Curt Hawkins and Vance Archer emerged from nowhere to make their mark on The Franchise Playa. Focused on causing an impact before their limited WWE contract runs out, The Dude Busters delivered a swift yet decisive attack on The Ballin’ Superstar, leaving him reeling on the canvas.
Kane pledged to bring vengeance to those responsible for attacking The Undertaker (PHOTOS) An intensely disheveled Kane came before the WWE Universe to lament the fall of his brother The Undertaker. Claiming that The Phenom may very well be gone forever, The Big Red Monster vowed to execute “swift, decisive vengeance” on any and all parties responsible for the “heinous assault” on the ominous Superstar. He then unleashed on a quest of absolute terror, storming through the halls of SmackDown to find The Deadman’s unknown assailant. Pay-Per-View Schedules
Mark Henry def. Primo Gail Kim def. Jillian Michelle McCool def. Tiffany Chavo Guerrero & Dolph Ziggler def. Christian
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Chavo Guerrero & Dolph Ziggler def. Christian (PHOTOS | WATCH) It should have been an easy Thursday night for Christian. Originally set to face Chavo Guerrero in a singles match, Captain Charisma entered “WWE Superstars” as the odds-on favorite. And then Vickie Guerrero showed up and announced that the bout would now be a 2-on-1 Handicap Match with Dolph Ziggler teaming up with Chavo. Clearly at a disadvantage, Christian amped up his offense, hitting his two opponents with every maneuver in his arsenal. Still, the talented Superstar couldn’t stop the underhanded tactics of Ziggler & Guerrero and ended up suffering a loss after a noble performance.
Michelle McCool def. Tiffany (PHOTOS | WATCH) The WWE Universe may not love the arrogant personalities of Michelle McCool & Women’s Champion Layla, but it’s hard to deny their success. The duo’s winning ways continued tonight as Michelle clashed with the gorgeous Tiffany while Layla kept a close eye on the action from ringside. Although the perky Tiffany brought her exciting maneuvers to the bout, her sinister opponent’s vicious offense was simply too much for her to overcome. In the end, Michelle nailed a devastating Faith Breaker to pick up the win.
Gail Kim def. Jillian (PHOTOS | WATCH) It was a good night for the WWE Universe as not only did Jillian not get a chance to sing, but she suffered a big loss at the hands of the sexy, smart and powerful Gail Kim. Still, while Jillian may be the most annoying woman on the planet, her talent in the ring can’t be denied. Throughout the match, she continually dominated Gail, especially when she nailed a huge superplex that stunned both Divas. Despite this offensive onslaught, the former Women’s Champion managed to connect with Eat Defeat and put Jillian out for the 1-2-3.
Mark Henry def. Primo (PHOTOS | WATCH) After suffering a loss to Yoshi Tatsu on last Thursday’s “WWE Superstars,” Primo was hoping to bounce back with a big win this week. Unfortunately, The World’s Strongest Man was standing in his way. Taking advantage of a near 200 pound weight difference, Henry used his unmatched strength to fling the Puerto Rican Superstar around the ring before finally putting him away with the World’s Strongest Slam.
- Hunico (the former Incognito) and Dos Equis (the former Tito Colon) defeated The Uso Twins at last night's WWE developmental show to become the new FCW Tag Team Champions. Hunico and Equis are now teaming together under the name "Los Amardos."
Tonight: AJ Styles, Frankie Kazarian and Jay Lethal face off in a three way encounter. But before that, let's head to the ring for our opening promo with the #1 contender himself, Sting. Sting says that not everything is as it seems, and if you've followed his career, you know he's been portrayed as an antagonist before and explanations will not do, and he doesn't feel like he owes anyone an explanation anyway. But he does promise that there are meanings behind his actions, and those meanings will be known to all of us soon. But first, at Slammiversary, when he takes the title, the veil will be lifted and everybody's true colors will be exposed. At this point the lights go out and we go to a video of Sting brutalizing Jeff Jarrett, Rob Van Dam, and Eric Bischoff. Speaking of Bischoff, he comes hobbling out on a crutch with Miss Tessmacher in tow, and he says that we just saw Sting's true colors, and he's known Sting for almost 20 years, but he's not the man Bischoff has known. He says Sting has been pretending to be a superhero for so long that he's even fooled himself into believing it, but now he's showing his true colors with some of the things he's done. He says that whatever's going on in Sting's head are his own issues and they have nothing to do with TNA, and he says that he and Hogan are not Sting's problem, Sting is his own problem. Sting puts himself before everything else, and that's not the way we do things around here. Bischoff declares that Sting will be in action right now, and his opponent is...standing right behind him.
Sting vs Samoa Joe
Joe jumps Sting right at the bell and starts kicking the hell out of him in the corner, but within seconds, Matt Morgan comes running out and jumps Joe from behind, choking him on the bottom rope while Sting puts the boots to Joe. RVD's music hits, and he comes running out to make the save. RVD clears Morgan out of the ring, and Sting uses the distraction to bail out to the floor. Let's call this...
Bischoff comes back out and says that it's not over, this match is going to continue later on tonight, but this time it will be a tag match pitting Joe and RVD against Sting and Morgan. RVD grabs a mic and says that as champion, he's sometimes expected to speak for everyone, and says that they should make it a four way. Bischoff says he doesn't have that authority, and that he'll have to check with Hogan. Fortunately, we won't have to wait that long because here comes the Orange Goblin himself. Hogan says that since winning the TNA World Title, RVD has raised the bar sky high, and as the champion, RVD has a lot of stroke, so RVD has his wish: tonight's main event will be RVD vs Samoa Joe vs Matt Morgan vs Sting. Sounds good to me!
We go backstage to Christy Hemme with AJ Styles, who is pissed that he just found out he's in a three way tonight. Ric Flair comes in with Frankie Kazarian, who thanks Flair for all the faith Flair's had in him. Flair said that tonight's going to be in for Jay Lethal tonight with both AJ and Kazarian in there. Kazarian goes to leave with Flair, but stops to thank Flair for the real nice watch he got him. Flair shares a laugh with Kazarian as AJ looks on in disbelief.
Rosey Lotta Love vs Roxxi
Rosey looks like one of the fat old ladies they used as ring girls in the really early days of Monday Night Raw. Roxxi chain wrestles around Rosey to stary, but Rosey escapes and bowls over Roxxi with a pair of shoulderblocks and a big slam. Rosey whips Roxxi into the corner, but Rosey misses an avalanche and Roxxi starts the comeback with a roaring elbow and a dropkick, but as Roxxi comes off the ropes, Madison Rayne jumps out of nowhere and nails Roxxi with the Knockouts belt. Rosey sees this and stops to argue with Madison, and the distraction allows Roxxi to...um, large package Rosey for the win.
Madison gets in the ring and starts screaming at Rosey, but Rosey casually grabs her by the throat and chokeslams her. Rosey walks up the ramp where she is stopped for comments by JB, and she says that the Beautiful People think they can take out one ugly person at a time, but she's going to go through all of the Beautiful People one by one because she's big, bad, and beautiful. Then she plants a big kiss on JB and heads to the back.
AJ Styles vs Frankie Kazarian vs Jay Lethal
AJ bails out of the ring as soon as the bell rings and leaves Kazarian and Lethal to go it alone. Lethal takes out Kazarian with a clothesline, and now AJ jumps in the ring and attacks Lethal. Lethal turns the tables and gets a big flying headscissors, but got disrupted midway through the Lethal Combination by Kazarian. Now AJ and Kazarian start arguing over who gets to go after Lethal, allowing Lethal an opportunity to hit a clothesline/bulldog combo. Lethal goes for a springboard something on AJ, but Kazarian shoves AJ out of the way and catches Lethal coming in with a Diamond Cutter. AJ hits a backbreaker on Lethal and then they stop to argue some more. Now they try to one up one another, as Kazarian hits a hiptoss into a suplex. AJ and Kazarian go back to arguing, allowing Lethal yet another opportunity to recover and make a comeback, but AJ catches a flying headscissors out of nowhere and then he and Kazarian go for a double suplex, but they both try a different suplex and it leads to another argument. AJ goes for a springboard forearm, but Kazarian casually backs into the ropes and AJ comes crashing down to the mat, allowing Lethal to catch AJ with an O'Connor Roll for the win.
Winner: Jay Lethal
Flair gets in the ring and says that he gave AJ the gift of being Ric Flair's protege, and just now AJ got beat by Jay Lethal. AJ tries to explain that it was Kazarian's fault, but Flair said not to worry about Kazarian because he lost the World Title, he's confused, and he needs to go home, look in the mirror, and decide what he wants to be. He tells AJ to go home and think and then give him a phone call, but for now he's outta here because when Ric Flair gives you the gift, you don't drop the ball. Now Kurt Angle's music hits and he comes up to the ramp in his lift and stares down AJ, and AJ is so frustrated that he just walks off. Kurt comes down to the ring, and we'll hear from him...after this commercial!
We're back, and Kurt Angle says he came out to show Frankie Kazarian the proper respect before he makes him his first victim. He likes his opponents to know what he's going to do to them before he does it. He said he gave up his Top Ten ranking to start from the bottom up, so he wants Kazarian at Slammiversary. Flair takes over and says that Angle just walked by him without saying a word, but he and Flair have a lot of history together, and Flair wanted his youngest son to be just like Kurt Angle, and he told Angle that no amateur wrestler has transitioned to pro wrestling the way Kurt Angle has. But now Angle's in Flair's world, and he is God here, and he shows Angle his medals (his ring and his watch) and he says he's got the respect of Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, and Steve Austin, and until he gets that respect from Angle, he can take a walk just like AJ. Angle goes to leave but Flair stops him and says that he has a better idea: Flair can leave first and Angle can hold the rope. Angle holds the ropes so Flair can leave, but comes out after him and throws him off the ramp. Kazarian runs out and jumps Angle from behind and tosses him back in the ring, but Angle fires off a few rights at Kazarian and Kazarian bails out.
We go backstage as Matt Morgan is telling Sting that they'll both do anything to win the World Title, so tonight, they should work together and let the chips fall where they may. Sting pauses for a brief second and then just walks off.
We go elsewhere backstage, as AJ Styles is talking to himself, and he says that to get back in Flair's good graces, he needs to kill Jay Lethal, so he's going to go ask Bischoff to make a match between Lethal and himself at Slammiversary.
We see a video package detailing the history between Ken Anderson and AJ Styles, and then we go to the ring with Christy Hemme, who introduces her guest, Ken Anderson. Anderson says he was preparing for all kinds of probing questions about his big announcement, but seems to have become distracted by her boobs. That doesn't make him a chauvanist or a pig, but maybe an...asshole? The crowd goes nuts for that one. Anderson says everyone's waiting for a wardrobe malfunction, so that makes everyone here an asshole. The crowd starts chanting "we are assholes". Anderson makes his announcement and says that he challenged Beer Money to a match at Slammiversary, but he can't do it alone, so now he's going to introduce his partner...Jeff Hardy! Hardy comes down to the ring, and he gives Anderson the pound. Hardy knows people might be confused about why he would team with Anderson, but he has to admit that he's the funniest asshole he's ever met and the craziest SOB in TNA other than himself. It's going to be a party at Slammiversary, and Anderson makes sure to let Hardy know that he's not just an asshole, but a cheap asshole too, so Slammiversary's going to be BYOB. Beer Money comes out and Roode says it's cute how Hardy and Anderson have become BFFs, but asks them what they really know about tag wrestling. Roode says Matt carried Jeff and they sucked anyway, and tag wrestling isn't about looking cool or being friends or anything like that, it's about being like brothers, putting your egos aside, and putting the team first, and it's pretty obvious they're a mismatch. Roode wants to know what makes them think they'll be a match for Beer Money at Slammiversary? Anderson says this may be off the subject, but wants to know why Roode's hair is always wet, and why Storm always wears sunglasses inside because the only people who do that are blind people and jackoffs. Storm calls Anderson a funny man and says he does a stand up act of his own, and wants to show it to Anderson. His stand up act consists of jumping Anderson and Hardy and breaking out into a brawl. Fortunately, two of these guys are in our next match...
Jeff Hardy vs James Storm
They start by brawling around on the floor, with Hardy getting the better of Storm. Hardy pulls back the mats on the floor and hiptosses Storm on the exposed concrete. Hardy tosses Storm back in the ring as the bell rings to officially start the match. Storm catches Hardy coming in and DDTs him off the second rope for 2, then takes off his shirt and chokes Hardy with it. Storm with a running boot to the head of Hardy and covers for 2, then we HIT THE CHINLOCK! Hardy fights out, but Storm catches him with an STO for another 2. Storm grabs a chair from ringside, but the referee grabs it away from him, allowing Hardy to hit a chinbreaker. They exchange blows but Hardy takes the advantage with a series of clotheslines and then sets up the chair for the triple jump dive into the corner. Storm escapes the Twist Of Fate, but Hardy with a gourdbuster, pulls the shirt off goes up top, but Storm nails him before he can hit the Swanton. Storm goes up top and goes for a top rope Frankensteiner, but Hardy holds on and Storm comes crashing down, and Hardy hits the Whisper In The Wind for 2. Storm takes a sip from his beer and spits it in Hardy's face, then hits the Eye Of The Storm...for 2! Storm grabs the chair against and swings it at Hardy, but Hardy moves and the chair bounces off the top rope back into Storm's face and knocks him silly, allowing Hardy to go up top and hit the Swanton for the win.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
After a commercial break, we go right into our next match...
Robert Roode vs Ken Anderson
Anderson comes right out, no posing, no mic, and gets right in the ring. They go to the corner and Anderson nails Roode. Roode comes back with a shoulderblock but misses an elbowdrop and Anderson gets a headlock. Roode sends Anderson off into the ropes and drops down, but Anderson with a knee to the back, then rolls Roode up for 2. Roode bailed to the floor and Anderson went out and gave chase, but Roode caught Anderson with a lowblow coming back into the ring and starts putting the boots to him. Roode with the Mr Perfect necksnap for 2 then chokes Anderson with his boot. Roode with a neck vice, Anderson escapes and they do a reversal sequence that leads to Anderson hitting a backdrop. Roode goes to the eyes and tries a corner charge, but Anderson gets the boot up and goes for a sunset flip, but Roode cradles Anderson and gets the ropes for 3.
Winner: Robert Roode
Anderson and Roode have a staredown after the match, then Anderson's mic drop. Anderson says that any man can be beaten on any day, and he just got beat again. Still, it seems like the only way anyone can beat him is by using chicanery and tomfoolery. The reason they have to do that is because he is no mere mortal, he is...MR AAAAAANDERSON. ANDERSON.
We go backstage to Douglas Williams, who talks about the X-Division style and says he's here to teach the acrobats how to wrestle because what they're doing is unbecoming and he's going to ground them and beat them properly.
Abyss, Rob Terry, and Chelsea are backstage, and they're...WALKING!
Desmond Wolfe & Orlando Jordan vs Abyss & Rob Terry
Orlando is again wearing the Rob Terry pasties and also has a "workout device" that seems designed to simulate an obscene act. Terry is still hobbling around with his knee taped up. Orlando nails Abyss from the outside, allowing Wolfe an opening to go after the arm of Abyss and fire repeated forearms at it in the corner. Orlando tags in and comes off the top with a double axhandle to the arm. Orlando comes off the ropes right into an elbow from Abyss, who follows up with a clothesline in the corner and then pitches Orlando WAY over the ropes. Orlando lands at the feet of Chelsea, and seems mesmerized by her body. Orlando sweet talks her, but Chelsea slaps him, leading to a hilarious segment where Desmond yelled at Orlando for hitting on his girl, and then yells at Chelsea that he doesn't know whether Orlando likes her or him, but that ends when Abyss comes after Desmond on the floor. Meanwhile, Terry yanks Orlando over the top rope and gives him the Freakbuster for the win.
Winners: Rob Terry & Abyss
We go to a video package detailing the history between Jesse Neal and Team 3D, mixed it with comments from Devon, who says that Jesse's just doing what they taught him and Brother Ray's letting it get to him, and he needs to stay between them or it'll get ugly.
We go backstage where Jesse Neal has been laid out, and has a playing card resting on his chest, just like Shannon Moore last week.
It's main event time!
Rob Van Dam vs Sting vs Samoa Joe vs Matt Morgan
Joe and Morgan go at it right from the bell as Sting beats up RVD at ringside. Morgan misses a charge in the corner and Joe hits a running forearm and a leaping enziguiri and they head to the floor as Sting and RVD make their way into the ring. RVD with a spinkick, atomic drop, clothesline, and superkick to send Sting to the floor, and now it's RVD and Joe in the ring! This ought to be fun...but before they can hook it up, Morgan and Sting get back in the ring and attack them. Morgan chokes Joe in the corner and then they go back to the floor as Sting tries the Stinger Splash, but RVD gets an elbow up and hits a leaping jump kick and the Rolling Thunder for 2. Morgan takes Sting's head off with a roaring lariat, but Joe tosses him to the floor and nails Sting with a superkick, but Morgan breaks up the fall. Morgan sends Joe into the corner and follows him in with a clothesline before giving Joe a side suplex. Morgan with an F5/uranage combo and the rapid fire elbows in the corner, but then Morgan sees Hernandez up in the crowd! The distraction is enough for Joe to enziguiri Morgan from behind and give him the Muscle Buster, but instead of going for the pin he stands up and eats a superkick from RVD, who follows that up with a Five Star Frog Splash on Morgan for the win.
Background info on new NXT rookie Joe Hennig Posted by Chris Kaufman on 06/02/2010 at 07:24 PM
WWE giving Joe Hennig the name of Michael McGillicutty on the new season of NXT has many in the company baffled, especially since they acknowledged him as the son of Curt Hennig.
According to friends of Joe’s, he was under the impression that as recent as a few weeks ago that he would be using the Hennig name on the main roster. Ever since coming to developmental, Hennig has been told to look and work like his late father because he would be using the Hennig name.
It’s no secret that WWE likes complete control of their talent names, but to give a guy like David Otunga his real name on the roster and give Hennig a gimmicked name, makes no sense to most. The name Hennig would obviously mean a lot more to wrestling fans than a name like Otunga.
What You Didn't See on Raw Last Night Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/01/2010 at 10:11 PM
- Before last night's RAW hit the air, Edge came out and said that RAW hasn't started but he was going to stand in the ring and say what he wanted, and nobody could stop him. Evan Bourne came out and said he was going to make a name for himself. Bourne said he would start by challenging Edge for his spot in the Fatal 4 Way main event. They went at it and that's when RAW started.
- After last night's RAW, Edge came back out and speared Evan Bourne. Edge cut a promo on John Cena before Bret Hart came back out. Bret made Edge vs. Cena for right now. Edge said he wasn't ready but the bell rang anyway. Cena ended up winning with the STF. Cena then called Evan Bourne back out and Bourne hit another Air Bourne on Edge. Bourne and Cena left while Edge took the mic, recovered and said if he ever sees the fans again in the arena, he will slap the taste out of their mouths.
The IWF independent promotion announced today that WWE has signed Fady the Arabian Bull to a developmental deal. Fady will begin training at WWE's Florida Championship Wrestling in July of this year. Fady is the current IWF Heavyweight Champion.
Mike Davidson's Wrestling Fan Xperience (WFX) promotion is saying they have signed TV deals with Tuff TV, Lonestar Television Network and America One for it's weekly TV show. Names they are claiming for their roster include Hurricane, Jessie Godderz from CBS' Big Brother, Christopher Daniels, Charlie Haas, Kip James, Hardcore Holly, Tajiri, Bushwacker Luke, Gangrel, Sabu, Larry Zbysko with Survivor stars Jonny Fairplay & Rupert Boneham.
As announced tonight on the NXT finale, season 2 of the show will begin next Tuesday night on SyFy. Below are the Rookie and Pro pairings for the new season:
* Cody Rhodes and Husky Harris (Duke Rotundo). Rotundo is the son of former WWE star & current agent Mike "IRS" Rotundo. He has been in developmental since 2009 with his brother Bo, who is currently injured.
* John Morrison and Eli Cottonwood (Kip Christianson). Cottonwood stands over 7 feet tall and weighs over 300 pounds. He has been in developmental since 2009.
* MVP and Percy Watson (Chris McNeil). Percy has been in WWE developmental since 2009 and has teamed with former Rookie Darren Young as The South Beach Boys.
* Zack Ryder and Titus O'Neill (Thaddeus Bullard). Titus is a former Florida Gators defensive end and has been in developmental since 2009.
* Michelle McCool & Layla and Kaval (Brandon Silvestry). Kaval is the former TNA and Ring of Honor star Low Ki. Kaval recently recovered from an injury and has been signed to a WWE developmental deal since 2009. Kaval has held the TNA X Division Title twice, the ROH Title once and a number of other titles around the world. Layla and McCool are the first Pros to be Divas.
* Mark Henry and Lucky Cannon (Jon Emminger). Lucky Cannon is the former Johnny Prime and I don't believe he's been using the Lucky Cannon gimmick for long. They said on NXT that he was a former sheriff.
* Kofi Kingston and Michael McGillicutty (Joe Hennig). McGillicutty is the son of WWE Hall of Famer Curt Hennig. Up until last week, he was still using the Hennig name in developmental. Hennig has been with WWE since 2008 and has held the FCW Florida Heavyweight Title once and the FCW Tag Team Titles twice.
* The Miz and Alex Riley (Kevin Kiley). Riley has been with WWE since 2007 and is the current FCW Heavyweight Champion. He has worked several dark matches and live event matches for WWE over the years.
Wade Barrett def. Justin Gabriel and David “A-List” Otunga
DALLAS – NXT Rookie Wade Barrett has been crowned the season one winner of WWE NXT! The British bareknuckle brawler has earned a future pay-per-view match against the champion of his choice and is now a WWE Superstar! (WATCH)
Wade Barrett: WWE NXT winner (PHOTOS | WATCH) The results of the final Pros’ Poll were revealed and Wade Barrett has been voted the winner of WWE NXT! Barrett topped fellow NXT Rookie David “A-List” Otunga in the Pros’ Poll and is WWE’s newest breakout Superstar! (WWE.com Poll vs. final Pros' Poll)
Final face-off (PHOTOS | WATCH) After physically proving themselves one final time to the WWE Pros, David “A-List” Otunga and Wade Barrett had the chance to verbally plead their cases in front of the WWE Universe. Each of the final two NXT Rookies came face-to-face and had 60 seconds each to tell the WWE Pros why he should be WWE’s next breakout Superstar, and why the other should be the last one eliminated.
Justin Gabriel is eliminated (PHOTOS | WATCH) After the five eliminated NXT Rookies told the WWE Universe who they thought should win WWE NXT, the first Pros' Poll of the night was revealed. Despite his impressive showing during the Triple Threat Match, NXT Rookie Justin Gabriel was eliminated from the competition as the result of the Pros’ Poll. David “A-List” Otunga and Wade Barrett are the final two NXT Rookies!
Wade Barrett def. Justin Gabriel and David “A-List” Otunga (PHOTOS | WATCH) For their last in-ring attempt to impress the WWE Pros, the final three NXT Rookies faced off in a Triple Threat Match as their WWE Pros watched from ringside. When Justin Gabriel landed an extraordinary 450 Splash on David “A-List” Otunga, Wade Barrett capitalized and pulled Gabriel from the ring and pinned Otunga himself, eliminating him from the match. After an intense, physical battle, Gabriel hit another perfectly-timed 450 Splash, but Barrett quickly countered and pinned Gabriel for the victory.
The return of the eliminated WWE NXT Rookies (PHOTOS | WATCH) The five eliminated NXT Rookies returned for the season finale of WWE NXT Tuesday night. Michael Tarver, Daniel Bryan, Skip Sheffield, Darren Young and Heath Slater looked on as WWE NXT host Matt Striker explained that the WWE Pros will cast their votes in two Pros’ Polls to determine which NXT Rookie will be the competition winner. Who will become WWE’s next breakout Superstar – Justin Gabriel, David “A-List” Otunga or Wade Barrett?
Season two preview (PHOTOS | PART 1 | PART 2) WWE Universe, don’t miss season two of WWE NXT, starting June 8 at 10/9 CT on Syfy! Meet the new NXT Rookies and find out which WWE Pros they’re paired with. During season two, YOU, the WWE Universe, will have 50 percent of the vote that determines who’ll win the next WWE NXT!
It is being reported that The Undertaker suffered a broken orbital bone, a broken nose, and a concussion during his match with Rey Mysterio on this past week's edition of Smackdown. It's believed that Undertaker got hurt from the seated senton move by Mysterio.
Right now, it's being said that there's a 50-50 chance Undertaker will be able to wrestle at the Fatal 4 Way PPV.
With Undertaker hurt, WWE is going to have Rey Mysterio (who just started his vacation) wrestle in Undertaker's place for the time being. If Undertaker can't make the PPV, it's likely that Mysterio will be inserted into the match.
- A fan was thrown out of the WWE RAW live event on Friday night in New Orleans. Chris Jericho, before his match with John Cena, cut a promo on the fans and said that Cena is going down like the city did after Hurricane Katrina. Obviously Jericho got some major heat for this comment. Jericho was thrown over the fan barrier and into the first row during the match and was touched by a fan, which upset him. A fan then threw ice into Jericho’s eye and was escorted out of the building. The other fans who touched Jericho were also kicked out.
Angelina Love comments on Lacey Von Erich Posted by Mark Virginia on 05/31/2010 at 12:10 AM
In an interview with www.Angel-Williams.net, Angelina Love comments on TNA moving back to Thursday nights, whether she misses working with Velvet Sky and Madison Rayne in "The Beautiful People," how she came up with the name Angel, working with Natalya, and more.
When asked to comment on Lacey Von Erich, who made some choice remarks about her during her brief hiatus from the organization, she answered: "Well Lacey and I had never met each other until I came back to TNA at the beginning of this year. I think having the chance to be around each other has changed any pre-conceived feelings we may have had for one another. She’s definitely one of a kind!"
Love also noted that she hopes to work with Mickie James one day.
United States Champion R-Truth def. Chris Jericho Santino Marella & Divas Champion Eve def. William Regal & Maryse Daniel Bryan def. The Miz WWE Champion John Cena & Evan Bourne def. Edge & Sheamus
AUSTIN, Texas – While the WWE Universe saluted the men and women of the armed forces on Memorial Day, it was special guest host Ashton Kutcher who ordered the Raw Superstars into combat with one another in front of a capacity crowd. Atten-shun!
WWE Champion John Cena & Evan Bourne def. Edge & Sheamus (PHOTOS | WATCH) Edge thinks he just sooooo clever. The Ultimate Opportunist thought he had outsmarted his tag team opponents, WWE Champion John Cena & Randy Orton, by hammering The Viper’s shoulder in an ambush prior to the match. Instead of forfeit, The Champ chose a new partner, Evan Bourne, to team with him against Edge & Sheamus.
As anyone who’s ever faced Bourne knows, his athleticism and fearlessness make him an unpredictable foe. Once in the match, the intrepid Bourne refused to give up, kicking out of several near pinfalls.
When Bourne was able to contact his partner, The Champ rushed in and targeted his Irish antagonist. After a powerful back and forth, Cena tossed Sheamus from atop his shoulders and tagged in "Air" Bourne, who landed a devastating Shooting Star Press and covered the Irishman for the victory.
Cast of The A-Team to host Raw next Monday We love it when a plan comes together. And next Monday, the cast of The A-Team will bring together all the elements needed to offer a gangbuster night of Raw. The crack team of commandoes will host during Raw Viewer's Choice Night, during which viewers will be able to log onto WWE.com next Monday to choose the matches, stipulations and opponents they want to see compete during the first-ever, three-hour event, featuring Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown.
Alicia Fox executed a “hit” on Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH) Thanks to special guest host Ashton Kutcher, who stars in the action-comedy Killers, Zack Ryder was growing a little paranoid. Throughout the week, The Long Island Loudmouth had trashed the movie star on Twitter, where Kutcher has more than 5 million followers, and was worried after Kutcher put a “hit” out on him. After a series of false alarms from Superstars like Jerry Lawler, The Great Khali and Goldust, Ryder felt the sting of betrayal when his “lady friend” Alicia Fox leveled him with an unexpected scissor kick.
The Usos introduced themselves to the WWE Universe (PHOTOS | WATCH) Last week, after The Hart Dynasty defeated William Regal & Vladimir Kozlov, three mystery attackers struck them and left Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith and Natalya down. This week, it was mystery solved. The three introduced themselves to the WWE Universe as the Uso brothers, descendants of the Samoan Anoa’i family, and Tamina, the daughter of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka.
While the three spoke, The Hart Dynasty interrupted to exact their revenge after Raw GM Bret Hart informed them that he had signed the Usos & Tamina to Raw and challenged them to retaliate. Unfortunately for the “first family of sports-entertainment,” the Usos and Tamina countered the attack and, just as they’d done the previous week, the three hit top rope splashes on the pink and black trio.
Daniel Bryan def. The Miz (PHOTOS | WATCH) The student has become the master. In a stunning turn of events, former NXT Rookie Daniel Bryan defeated his NXT Pro, The Miz after securing a one-night contract from special guest host Ashton Kutcher. The relationship between Daniel Bryan and Miz began as a contentious one and continued to erode from there. After his dismissal from NXT, the indy circuit sensation has been outspoken, attacking announcer Michael Cole and challenging his supposed mentor to a match. Daniel Bryan backed up his passionate words with a pin on the former United States and Unified Tag Team Champion.
After the bout, a frustrated Miz attacked Daniel Bryan, tossing him from the ring. As the melee approached the announce table, though, the former NXT Rookie flipped the script and sent Miz careening over the table right into Cole.
Edge attacked Randy Orton prior to their Tag Team Match Still seething from an RKO suffered earlier in the evening, Edge retaliated against Randy Orton. In the locker room area, The Ultimate Opportunist waited to pounce on The Viper, ramming a heavy door into his previously injured shoulder prior to their main event tag team match, scheduled to feature WWE Champion John Cena & Orton against Edge & Sheamus.
Raw General Manager Bret Hart arranged Raw Viewer's Choice Night for next Monday (PHOTOS | WATCH) Despite a financial offer from Ted DiBiase, Raw General Manager Bret Hart refused to relinquish the reins of power for next week’s Raw. Instead, at the suggestion of special guest host Ashton Kutcher, next week “Hit Man” will allow the WWE Universe to voice their opinions on WWE.com by choosing the matches, stipulations and opponents they want to see compete during the first-ever, three-hour Raw Viewer's Choice Night, featuring Superstars from both Raw and SmackDown. Even the WWE Hall of Famer’s longtime nemesis, Mr. McMahon, dropped by to congratulate Hart on his new role and to offer his seeming support for the idea.
Santino Marella & Divas Champion Eve def. William Regal & Maryse (PHOTOS | WATCH) Santino Marella got one step closer in his quest to convince Vladimir Kozlov to team with him. When the spicy Italian teamed with Divas Champion Eve against William Regal & Maryse, Kozlov looked on from ringside. Perhaps motivated by a hollow promise made by Santino that Eve would sleep with him, The Moscow Mauler head-butted Regal. The Englishman dropped like a sack of crumpets, and a stunned Santino quickly covered him for the win.
United States Champion R-Truth def. Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH) They appear to be men heading in opposite directions. Riding a wave of momentum, newly-minted United States Champion R-Truth faced a Superstar who seems to have wiped out lately, Chris Jericho. True to recent form, Truth displayed flashes of brilliance as he topped the self-important Superstar in a non-title bout.
Edge attacked Evan Bourne; Randy Orton RKO’d Edge (PHOTOS | WATCH) Patience may be a virtue, but Edge has never shown himself to be a particularly virtuous man. Before the Memorial Day broadcast even began, Edge just couldn’t wait to run his mouth.
The Rated-R Superstar’s pre-show rant was derailed by Evan Bourne, who challenged him to put his position in the WWE Championship Match at Fatal 4-Way in jeopardy. Edge appeared less than interested and attacked the high-flyer. While Bourne nearly toppled The Ultimate Opportunist, Edge proved too cunning and grounded the young Superstar with a Spear.
As the show began, a cocksure Edge picked up where he’d left off, describing how much smarter he is than his Fatal 4-Way opponents, WWE Champion John Cena, Randy Orton and Sheamus. His overconfident outburst fizzled, however, when The Viper confronted him. After Edge dismissed his rival as suffering a shoulder injury, Orton made it perfectly clear he is 100 percent by dropping The Rated-R Superstar with an RKO
In a recent interview with the ClubWWI radio show, former manager to Rob Van Dam and Sabu, Bill Alphonso said the following about a possible run with TNA:
"I'm talking to Van Dam on a weekly basis. He's trying to get my foot into TNA. We'll see how that goes. There's a 20% chance. It's big money. You know what I mean? So it's hard to get in there. I'm a real good friend of Hulk Hogan's and he's the man. We were both born on August 11th, so hopefully that works out and it's right there in Orlando. So you might see me back on the tube. That's a possibility."
Contrary to reports stating Maria Kanellis has been negotiating with TNA Wrestling officials, the former WWE Diva said in a recently filmed "shoot" interview with Highspots that while she has received overtures from people affiliated with the organization, she has not had any official conversation or offer.
As stated in previous interviews, she has not, however, ruled out joining the promotion in the future.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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