Big Show def. Jack Swagger (Disqualification) Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, Christian & MVP def. Dolph Ziggler, Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer Matt Hardy def. Drew McIntyre Kelly Kelly def. Rosa Mendes Kane vs. CM Punk - No Disqualification Match (No Contest)
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Although CM Punk proclaimed his innocence in the recent attack on The Undertaker, Kane felt he had is man and carried out justice The Big Red Monster way.
Kane vs. CM Punk No Disqualification Match ended in a No Contest (PHOTOS | WATCH) In his continued quest to avenge the attack on his brother, The Undertaker, Kane took on CM Punk in a brutal No Disqualification Match. As their emotional battle waged on, The Big Red Monster found himself tangling with the entire Straight Edge Society. Despite the odds, Kane held his own, capping off the battle by chokeslamming Luke Gallows through the announce table.
But the action was far from over.
With The Big Red Monster raging, Punk sought refuge by running out into the WWE Universe and into the arena lobby. Kane quickly followed and delivered a punishing attack, smashing The S.E.S. leader through two tables and head-first into one of the arena’s steel beams. Finally, Kane shoved Punk through an exit door, sending him running off into the night.
Kelly Kelly def. Rosa Mendes (PHOTOS | WATCH) After Rosa Mendes attempted to show off by jumping rope in the ring before the match, Kelly Kelly countered with a lightning-fast pinfall after the bell rang. After the win, Kelly tossed the jump rope at team “Lay-Cool,” which was sitting in on commentary. The duo leaped to its feet and appeared ready to retaliate, but backed away when Tiffany stood side-by-side with Kelly.
Dashing Cody Rhodes voted Most Handsome (PHOTOS | WATCH) With NXT Rookie Husky Harris at his side, Cody Rhodes revealed he was voted “Most Handsome” in the WWE.com Diva’s Poll. (Full poll results) After gloating about his victory, Rhodes touted his good looks and dubbed himself “Dashing” Cody Rhodes.
Matt Hardy def. Drew McIntyre (PHOTOS | WATCH) After being reinstated to the roster by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, Matt Hardy went to war with arch-rival Drew McIntyre. In a brutal contest featuring multiple near pinfalls, it was Hardy who reigned supreme when he finally achieved retribution with a Twist of Fate. Afterward, Long revealed that McIntyre’s visa had expired and ordered security to send him back to Scotland. Can Mr. McMahon get him out of this one?
Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, Christian & MVP def. Dolph Ziggler, Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer (PHOTOS | WATCH) Young Superstars Dolph Ziggler, Curt Hawkins and Vance Archer displayed an effective and hungry effort. But in the end, it was the veteran Christian who shined when he countered the Zig Zag and stopped Ziggler cold with the Killswitch.
Big Show def. Jack Swagger by Disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH) Bitter about losing the World Title at Fatal 4-Way, Jack Swagger mounted an aggressive offense against Big Show. With The World’s Largest Athlete locked in a painful ankle hold, the former champion closed in on victory. However, when Big Show reached the ropes and Swagger failed to heed the ref’s orders to break the hold within a five-count, Swagger was disqualified. The brutal hold left Big Show stumbling and reeling in pain after the bout.
SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long and Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero revealed Money in the Bank details Kicking off the night, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long revealed that new World Champion Rey Mysterio will defend his title at Money in the Bank. (preview) And, Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero announced that the duo will soon choose eight Superstars for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. (preview)
Report: Three WWE stars injured at live events Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 06/27/2010 at 01:50 PM
R-Truth reportedly tweaked his knee during his Triple Threat Match against The Miz and Mark Henry at last night's RAW brand house show.
Immediately following the conclusion of the match, which saw Miz pin R-Truth, the referee threw up the "X" signal. The former United States Champion was assisted by medical personnel to the backstage area.
R-Truth was the third wrestler to require medical assistance Saturday night as Kelly Kelly and Cody Rhodes suffered injuries during their respective matches at the Smackdown live event taking place in Portland, Maine.
Danielson comments on WWE release and PG wrestling Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 06/27/2010 at 03:10 AM
Thanks to Aaron Moore and prowrestling.net for the following notes from the Chikara show on Saturday night...
Bryan Danielson came out to a mixture of the NXT and Final Countdown music. When he came out, tons of people threw ties into the ring . He won the match (over Eddie Kingston) with a roll up, but afterwards he got on the mic and talked about how he couldn't talk about what happen.
Danielson did put over PG wrestling by saying that its about the wrestling and even PG stuff can entertain. He was really good on the mic and seemed to be biding his time until he can get rehired.
After the event, I met him with many other fans to get autographs. Tons of people got him to choke them with a tie for their pictures with him. He told me basically that he thought he was a scapegoat and just waiting out his noncompete clause then going from there. Overall, great to see him in person. Great show.
TNA iMPACT Results – June 24th, 2010 Report by Stuart Carapola, PWInsider
We open with a recap of last week’s main event that saw Abyss snap and destroy both Jeff Hardy and Ken Anderson and then having a confrontation with Hulk Hogan as Impact went off the air. Coming off of that, we go right to the ring for the opening promo, and this week’s special guest is the Managing Partner himself, Hulk Hogan. He starts by putting the fans over for their energy, then says he’s going to start at the top and work his way down with all the issues. Starting with the issue of the #1 contender’s match last week, Hogan has decided that the main event of Victory Road will be Rob Van Dam defending the TNA World Title against Abyss, Jeff Hardy, and Ken Anderson in a three way match. Abyss’ music hits (his old, pre-American Made music) and Abyss comes out to the ring. Hogan says he has one question for Abyss: the first guy Hogan went to when he came to TNA was Abyss, and he wants to know where he is going with his actions of last week. Abyss says he doesn’t think anyone realizes the seriousness of what’s going on, because what happened last week and what he will continue to do, he is doing for one reason: because THEY told him to. They were the ones who told him to break Jeff Hardy in half and destroy anything that gets in his path. They’re coming, and they’ll be here sooner than Hogan thinks, and when they get here, there is nothing that Bischoff, Dixie, or Hogan are going to be able to do to stop it. Hogan tells him to cut the crap because they cut a deal: Hogan needed his help, Abyss gave him his word, and…Abyss cuts him off and says that they told Abyss that he doesn’t need Hogan anymore. Hogan wants to know who THEY are, and Abyss says that’s something he knows and Hogan will find out soon enough. Abyss says he doesn’t need Hogan or the red and yellow anymore. Hogan says there is no they, there’s the two of them and the TNA fans, and Abyss tells Hogan to remember one thing: there’s not a damn thing any of these sheep (the fans) can do about it, and when they get here, they are taking TNA over, and by the way, they also told Abyss that he doesn’t need Hogan’s garbage ring anymore. Abyss chokes Hogan and crams the ring down Hogan’s throat. Abyss chokes Hogan out in the corner, then goes under the ring and pulls out a bag that contains…the glass. Come on, does anyone really expect Hogan to take a bump on the glass? Indeed, RVD’s music hits and the champ comes running out to make the save. RVD goes up for the corner punches, but Abyss powerbombs him and then goes back after Hogan, and now here comes Ken Anderson with a chair, which he slams over the back of Abyss. Abyss no sells, so Anderson bails to the floor and pulls RVD and Hogan out after him, and after Hogan spits up the ring, they head back to the entranceway as Abyss proclaims that “they’re coming”.
After a commercial, we come back to a recap of the Abyss attack on Hogan that we just saw, then we go backstage to Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, and Hogan’s saying he doesn’t understand where he went wrong with Abyss. Bischoff can’t figure it out either because he never thought Abyss was that kind of guy who would turn on someone for no reason. Hogan suggests it might be Flair, but Bischoff doesn’t think so, and says that they should move on, but Hogan says not yet.
We go to the Beautiful People’s dressing room where Madison Rayne is primping in the mirror, and Madison asks Velvet Sky if she’s gone to visit Lacey Von Erich yet, and then drops a remark about Lacey being used to being on her back. Velvet is standing there sulking and isn’t talking, so Madison gets in her face and tells her that she needs to get her head on Angelina Love or it’ll be her getting carried out on a stretcher tonight.
Angelina Love vs Velvet Sky
Velvet backjumps Angelina to start and sends Angelina to the floor, but Angelina grabs her by the ankle and drags her out to the floor where she takes her down with a spear. Angelina tries to ram Velvet into the stairs, but Velvet puts on the brakes and sends Angelina into the stairs. Velvet rolls her back in the ring and mounts her for more punches, then repeatedly rams the back of Angelina’s head into the mat. Velvet with a Skyliner, but instead of going for the pin she starts yelling at Angelina. Velvet goes for another Skyliner but Angelina breaks free and nails Velvet with a pump kick. Angelina grabs a chair from ringside and puts it down in the ring, but Velvet goes to the eyes and goes for what appeared to be an attempted Hotshot, but Angelina totally missed the ropes and came down on her face. Velvet sees the chair and goes to DDT Angelina, but Angelina reverses and DDTs Velvet on the chair and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Velvet Sky by DQ
Madison Rayne comes out on the ramp with the Knockouts Title belt and mocks Angelina, saying that the title is hers and Angelina isn’t getting it back.
We go to the back, where Jay Lethal has a visitor. I don’t recognize him, but he seems impressed that Lethal’s wrestling Flair at Victory Road. Lethal sends the guy to catering so he can finish getting ready for his match tonight.
Backstage, Kevin Nash is telling Eric Young that he has to distance himself from Scott because he doesn’t have any choice. He’s been dealing with Hogan and Bischoff for 15 years and he doesn’t want to get in a battle with them, and appears to have dissolved his team with Young. They share a hug and Nash wishes Young luck.
Matt Morgan comes to the ring and says he told us so, he told all of us so, and that’s that he was walking out of Slammiversary victorious. He doesn’t sweat Hernandez, never has, and never will. To prove that, he’s going to call Hernandez out right now. He tells Hernandez that he knows he’s watching in the back, and to put down the burrito, come out, and face him face to face because he’s tired of being jumped from behind. The announcers inform us that Hernandez is in Mexico doing promotional work for TNA, so he obviously won’t be here. Morgan says that Hernandez obviously is afraid of him, so when TNA management asked Morgan if he wants to wrestle Hernandez in a cage at Victory Road, he jumped at the chance because now Hernandez has nowhere to run. When he beats Hernandez like a pinata at Victory Road, he’s going to come back out here on Imapct and again tell us all that he told us so. Morgan’s music plays, but Homicide comes running out and attacks Morgan. Morgan goes to the floor and Homicide tries a dive, but Morgan catches him and rams him into the ringpost, then gives him the Carbon Footprint to the head against the ringpost. Morgan looks into the camera and tells Hernandez that this is going to look like a wet dream compared to what Morgan’s going to do to him at Victory Road.
Backstage, AJ Styles is asking Ric Flair if a package came to the locker room. Flair says they have stuff to worry about tonight and he doesn’t want to hear any more about the package.
Back to the ring!
Frankie Kazarian vs Jay Lethal
Lethal escapes a takedown attempt and armdrags Kazarian, who backs off into the corner, and then leapfrogs the ref and suckerpunches Lethal, then beats him down in the corner. Kazarian with a gutwrench suplex and a big pop-up spinebuster for 2. Kazarian chokes Lethal and then picks him up for a vertical suplex, dumps him on the top rope, and then just kicks him in the chest. Kazarian covers for 2, then follows up with a bodyslam and a springboard legdrop, and then Kazarian HITS THE CHINLOCK! While Lethal is tied up, Flair and AJ are backstage beating up Lethal’s visitor, who the announcers identify as Lethal’s brother Mohammed. Back in the ring, Lethal elbows his way out of the chinlock and takes him down with a pair of clotheslines and then the handspring elbow. Kazarian tries a lowblow but Lethal blocks and rolls Kazarian up for 2. Kazarian and Lethal go toe to toe and Kazarian blocks the Lethal Combination and hits the Wave Of The Future for 2. Kazarian goes for the backdrop piledriver, but Lethal escapes and hits the Lethal Injection for the win.
Winner: Jay Lethal
Lethal goes and celebrates his win in the crowd, but then Ric Flair pops up on the video screen and flaunt the fact that they’re beating up Lethal’s brother. Lethal just stands there watching in anger as they beat up his brother, and then finally takes off to the back to come to his brother’s rescue.
Jeff Jarrett is backstage, and he’s…WALKING! And he’s in our next match…
Jeff Jarrett vs Sting
Sting is in the rafters, so Jarrett leaves the ring and goes after him. They meet at the top of the stairs and even though Sting sees him coming and has the high ground, Jarrett gets the better of him and beats him all the way down the stairs. Wait a minute, the real Sting is already in the ring, so Jarrett’s beating up an impostor. Jarrett gets the impostor into the ring and suddenly realizes his mistake, but not before Sting has a chance to come from behind and choke Jarrett out with his bat, then uses the bat to beat him into oblivion. Sting grabs a mic and hovers over Jarrett, telling him that “if he’s going to run with them, he’s going to go down with them.” He drops the mic and leaves. Well, match never officially started, so I guess it’s…
We get a video package promoting Bound For Glory in Daytona Beach, Florida on 10/10/10, and then it’s off to commercial.
We come back to a video package detailing the history between Kurt Angle and Desmond Wolfe leading into their match tonight. And that match is up…now!
Desmond Wolfe vs Kurt Angle
Angle with a wristlock to start, Wolfe tries to snapmare his way out, but Angle holds onto the wrist and takes Wolfe down, so Wolfe regains his feet and reverses to a hammerlock, but Angle reverses that back to the wristlock. Wolfe again tries to counter out to no avail, so he rams an elbow into Angle’s jaw and slaps on a Cobra Clutch. Angle reverses out of that to a hammerlock and Wolfe goes to the ropes, but kicks Angle in the arm on the break. He briefly stops to yell at Chelsea, and Angle uses the distraction to catch Wolfe with a hiptoss. Wolfe goes to the throat and misses a charge in the corner, but Angle charges in and Wolfe moves and allows Angle’s momentum to carry him into the ringpost. Wolfe with a wristlock and uses the hold to suplex Angle. Wolfe stops to yell at Chelsea, and again it provides a distraction that Angle uses to try a comeback, but Wolfe with a wristlock and sweeps the legs. Wolfe locks in his weirdo hammerlock that I don’t know what to call it, Angle tries to reverse to the anklelock, but Wolfe kicks his way out. Again Wolfe is distracted by Chelsea, and Angle fires in a series of rights, backdrops Wolfe, then hits an overhead belly to belly for 2. Angle goes for the Angle Slam, Wolfe reverses to an armdrag, but Angle catches him with a trilogy of German Suplexes for 2. Angle tries the Angle Slam again and Wolfe slides out the back and gets a hammerlock Divorce Court for 2. Wolfe goes for the Tower Of London, but Angle escapes and hits the Angle Slam, then locks Wolfe in the anklelock and grapevines the leg, and Wolfe taps as Chelsea stands at ringside smirking.
Winner: Kurt Angle
We go backstage to Ken Anderson, who’s talking about all the bumps, bruises, and cuts he has from last week’s incident with Abyss. He says that if Abyss wants to bring all that crap into the ring, tonight it’s Falls Count Anywhere and Anderson’s going to be ready for it.
We go to a video package looking back at Doug Williams’ history in the X Division as the X Division Champion, as well as Doug’s win over Brian Kendrick at Slammiversary. From there we go right to the ring where Doug Williams is blasting Kendrick for jumping him from behind last week and for being crazy. Williams says he holds himself to a code of conduct, and that’s to never betray his code of professionalism and sportsmanship. He says he has a responsibility as the X Division Champion, and calls Kendrick out so he can teach him a lesson about professionalism. Kendrick comes out and takes a mic from So Cal Val, and says he just needs a moment of Doug’s time. Kendrick talked to the people in charge, and he’ll be facing Williams for the X Division Title at Victory Road, and there’ll be a pair of stipulations, one for each of them. Since Williams is a high flying daredevil, it’s going to be an Ultimate X Match. The second stipulation is that you can also win by submission. Williams tells Kendrick that his nonsense won’t cause him to unprofessionally attack Kendrick like Kendrick did to him, and he suggests leaving so they can settle their matters at Victory Road. Williams goes to walk away but then tries to suckerpunch Kendrick, and Kendrick sees him coming and catches him in a Cobra Clutch with a bodyscissors.
Backstage, Abyss is saying that nobody understands the situation, but someday soon, everybody’s going to realize that he did what he did and will do what he’s going to do because THEY told him to. His wave of destruction will continue tonight with Ken Anderson because THEY told him to pave the way for them when they arrive, and there will be no stopping Abyss.
We go backstage where Jesse Neal has been laid out and Brother Ray and Shannon Moore are having a pull apart brawl. Devon grabs Ray’s shirt and says he’s tired of Ray making a fool of him. He’s warned Ray to leave the kid alone, and is warning Ray now not to test him.
Back to the ring…
Tag Team Championship Series Finals: Beer Money vs Ink Inc
Taz and Mike Tenay are joined by the Motor City Machine Guns, who will face the winners of this match for the TNA World Tag Team Title at Victory Road. Since Jesse Neal’s currently unconscious in the back, Moore’s going it alone. Roode unloads on Moore with a series of blows as we get a graphic reminding us to check out Dixie Carter’s Twitter, and Moore comes back with a pair of dropkicks to both members of Beer Money and a legdrop to Roode for 2. Storm tries to break up the fall but Moore moves and Storm elbowdrops his partner. Moore with a flying headscissors sends Storm to the floor and then a clothesline sends Roode over the top to the outside as well. Tommy Dreamer is walking through the crowd and he’s got Raven and Stevie Richards with him. Something about that picture just seems so…wrong. Moore tries a baseball slide to the floor on Storm, but Storm catches him and wheelbarrows him into the guardrail, rams him into the stairs, then tosses him back in the ring where Beer Money double team him. Neal finally comes stumbling out of the back as Storm nails Moore with a flying knee. Roode tags in and Beer Money does a slam/elbowdrop/big splash combo for 2. Roode with a full nelson slam for 2, then he tries another wheelbarrow move, but Moore kicks Storm off and bulldogs Roode then makes the hot tag to Neal, who comes in and cleans house on Beer Money. Neal with a backdrop on Roode and a belly to belly on Storm for 2. All four men are in the ring, but not for long as Moore backdrops Roode to the floor and follows him out with a dive as Storm and Neal fight it out in the ring. Neal rolls Storm up for 2 and then Neal goes for a spear, but Roode grabs his ankle as Storm gets a mouthful of beer. Storm spits it in Neal’s eyes and they hit the DWI for the win.
Winners: Beer Money
We got backstage to Frankie Kazarian and AJ Styles, who are arguing over who dad likes best. AJ finally got his package and opens it to discover…the new AJ Styles action figure! AJ rubs the fact that he has an action figure in Kazarian’s face, and Kazarian doesn’t really seem to care.
It’s main event time!
Falls Count Anywhere: Abyss vs Ken Anderson
Anderson rushes the ring without even waiting for the mic drop and attacks Abyss. He stomps a mudhole in Abyss in the corner, but eats an elbow and goes down. Abyss chokes Anderson on the second rope, but Anderson comes back with a Thesz Press and rains down rights and lefts. Abyss bails to the floor, so Anderson goes out after him and goes looking for a chair. He finally finds an audience member willing to give him one, but turns around and Abyss punches the chair into his face. Abyss brings Anderson and the chair into the ring, sets the chair up in the middle of the ring, and continues pounding on Anderson. Anderson comes back and grabs the chair and blasts Abyss across the back with it for 2. Anderson sets up the chair in the corner and tries to whip Abyss into it, Abyss reverses but Anderson slides out to the floor and goes under the ring. Abyss goes out after him and can’t find him, but…oh, here he is, and with a kendo stick in his hand. Anderson proceeds to give Abyss several shots with the kendo stick, but misses one shot against the ringpost and Abyss nails him. Anderson fires back and tries to whip Abyss into the rampway, but Abyss reverses and Anderson takes the ramp in the back. Abyss pulls up the ringside mats and goes to chokeslam Anderson on the exposed floor, but Anderson breaks away and they end up back in the ring. Abyss grabs the chair and repeatedly rams the edge into Anderson’s ribs, then lays the chair on top of Anderson and goes for a vertical splash, but Anderson turns the chair sideways and Abyss parts his coconuts. Anderson rolls Abyss up for 2 then goes up top and goes for the Swanton, but Abyss gets the knees up, rams Anderson into the chair in the corner, and hits Shock Treatment for the win.
Abyss tosses Anderson out to the rampway and then follows him out. Anderson tries crawling away from Abyss, but Abyss catches him and picks him up to slam him off the stage, but Anderson escapes and tries a Mic Check off the stage, but Abyss nails him and finally chokeslams Anderson off the stage. Hulk Hogan comes out with a chair and nails Abyss from behind, but Abyss no-sells. Security comes out to try and stop Abyss, but Abyss lays them all out while Hogan stands there doing nothing. Abyss again gives Hogan the “YOU!” finger as the show goes off the air.
On Twitter, Bill Goldberg was asked if it bothers him that so many wrestlers have added the “Spear” (also known as shoulder block takedown) to their in-ring repertoire, a wrestling maneuver he popularized in the late nineties while performing for World Championship Wrestling. The former wrestling Champion said it does bother him, and deemed those who use the “Spear” as uncreative.
“Gotta say all these yahoos using the Spear irks me……Just shows how over it was and how less-than-creative they are,” Goldberg wrote on Twitter.
JTG def. Caylen Croft Luke Gallows def. Chris Masters Brie Bella def. Jillian R-Truth def. William Regal
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R-Truth def. William Regal (PHOTOS | WATCH) Is there a more unpleasant Superstar than William Regal? With his arrogant stride and stiff upper lip, the 2008 King of the Ring made it his business to ruin the good time of R-Truth on “WWE Superstars.” Using the devastating submission maneuvers he learned in the rough gyms of Blackpool, England, Regal was able to slow down the rapping Superstar by targeting his knees. Truth would not be silenced, however, and connected with the Lie Detector from out of nowhere to ruin Master Regal’s evening. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Brie Bella def. Jillian (PHOTOS | WATCH) There are a lot of perks to being a twin — matching outfits, weird psychic abilities and the opportunity to sneak out in the middle of a match and be replaced by your sister. At least that’s what the gorgeous Brie and Nikki Bella were able to do on tonight’s “WWE Superstars.” With the official distracted, the sisters pulled the old switcheroo on Jillian as Brie slid out of the ring and Nikki slid in. The fresh Bella then rolled up the tone-deaf Diva for a very creative 1-2-3. It pays to be a twin.
Luke Gallows def. Chris Masters (PHOTOS | WATCH) Accompanied by the anti-Diva Serena, the powerful Luke Gallows marched to the ring with a strong desire to cause harm to the flawless physique of Chris Masters. That was more easily said than done, however, as The Masterpiece used his brute power to control much of the early action in this hard-hitting battle. It looked as though the SmackDown Superstar was close to finding victory, but he was distracted by the dangerous Serena. With Masters sidetracked, CM Punk’s most loyal disciple was able to deliver the Gallows Pole to his opponent to score a tainted victory.
JTG def. Caylen Croft (PHOTOS | WATCH) On last Thursday’s “WWE Superstars,” Trent Barreta of The Dude Busters took on Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in singles action. This week, it was Barreta’s partner, Caylen Croft, flying solo against exciting SmackDown Superstar JTG. Unfortunately for Croft, he had about as much luck against JTG as Barreta had against Kingston. Despite repeated outside interference from Barreta, JTG kept his cool and used his speed and skill to bust Croft and pick up the win.
WWE confirms the release of a Diva Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 06/23/2010 at 08:52 PM
WWE Diva Savannah received the dreaded “future endeavors” message Tuesday, as WWE formally confirmed her release from the company. “World Wrestling Entertainment has come to terms on the release of NXT season one announcer and WWE Diva Savannah as of today, June 23, 2010. WWE wishes Savannah the best in all future endeavors,” read WWE’s statement.
Savannah’s primary role for WWE had been in the announcing capacity–she had served as both a backstage interviewer and ring announcer throughout her tenure with the company.
At one point, Savannah had been eyed as a potential replacement for long-term RAW announcer Lillian Garcia–who departed WWE last year–but she instead made her debut as a backstage interviewer on ECW.
McMahon angry about Bryan spitting on Cena? Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 06/23/2010 at 03:20 PM
Dave Meltzer is reporting that, besides the tie choking incident, another thing that probably led to Daniel Bryan's release from WWE was when he spit in the face of John Cena. Vince McMahon is said to hate when people spit, as well as smoking cigarettes and sneezing (really). Spitting is something that has been banned in WWE for many years. With that being said, it's not believed that Bryan spit on Cena without getting permission from the office first.
- New WWE ring announcer Ashley Valance made her debut on tonight's NXT. Ashley seemed to have done most of Matt Striker's usual duties at the start of the show. Jamie Keyes is still doing ring introductions on matches.
What Happened After RAW Last Night Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/22/2010 at 12:20 PM
After WWE's Monday Night RAW's camera stopped rolling, Mark Henry, Evan Bourne, Randy Orton, Goldust, and the rest of the Raw locker room came out and fought with the NXT rookies. The Raw superstars got the upper hand. NXT retreated to the back and the Raw locker room posed in the ring. John Cena hugged his father at ringside and left. Randy was the last one left in the ring and posed while John Cena looked on from atop of the ramp to close the show.
What Happened After Fatal 4 Way Went Off the Air Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/21/2010 at 11:05 AM
After the PPV went off the air, John Cena took the house mic and addressed the crowd. Cena said that it appears there is a very black cloud shadowing over The WWE.
Cena said he will go home angry and upset, not because Sheamus is the champion because titles come and go. He's angry that the company and universe he fights for have been taken over on television and now a PPV. He said they think they can do whatever they want. He said he's still here and so are the fans.
Cena said there are fans here who have strong opinions on his ability to wrestle. He said all the noise is the noise everyone in the company have fought for over the years. He said that no matter what you think of him, he can fight. He promised to take on all seven each week until every single one of them fall.
Cena said he believes in WWE and all the stars who have earned the right to be here and he will not have that taken away. He said he will stay and fight and tomorrow is another day to fight. He said he prays those sons of bitches show up tomorrow, threw down the mic and left.
- As noted before, Shad Gaspard has been spending a lot of time in WWE developmental lately. The plan after WrestleMania was for Shad to be pushed as a top heel on SmackDown as officials were high on his size and the fact that he can move well and talk. Shad has been sent to FCW because he wasn't getting over.
- One of the stranger things about Daniel Bryan's WWE release is that Vince McMahon personally fired him via telephone late Friday night of last week, instead of having someone like John Laurinaitis do it. WWE creative and company executives were said to have no idea that any trouble with Danielson was even brewing. Some knew that there was heat from the tie incident on RAW but nobody expected that this would happen.
- Kurt Angle’s body is still pretty banged up and he’s taking a few more weeks off to let his body heal. If he’s able to return in time for Victory Road on July 11th, he will wrestle against either Samoa Joe or The Pope as part of his mission to beat all of TNA’s “Top 10 Contenders.”
The Miz & Alex Riley def. MVP & “Showtime” Percy Watson Michael McGillicutty def. Titus O’Neil Eli Cottonwood def. Kaval Cody Rhodes def. Lucky Cannon in a Five-Minute Challenge
MANCHESTER, N.H. – With the first NXT Poll less than a week away, several NXT Rookies did everything in their power to prove to the WWE Universe and the WWE Pros that they have what it takes to become WWE’s Next Breakout Star.
The NXT Rookies offer their closing arguments (PHOTOS | WATCH) Before the first NXT Poll next week, the NXT Rookies pleaded their cases to the WWE Pros and the WWE Universe, each explaining why he should be WWE’s Next Breakout Star. But NXT Rookie Husky Harris said he wouldn’t need 45 seconds to plead his case. The third-generation competitor took a page out of the book of his WWE Pro, Cody Rhodes, and shockingly attacked WWE NXT host Matt Striker, a move that garnered congratulations from Rhodes.
WWE Universe, you will help decide who will be WWE’s Next Breakout Star. Return to WWE.com next Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET and make your vote count in the NXT Poll!
Cody Rhodes def. Lucky Cannon in a Five-Minute Challenge (PHOTOS | WATCH) While berating Lucky Cannon at the end of last week’s WWE NXT, WWE Pro Cody Rhodes told the NXT Rookie he’d be lucky to last five minutes with him. So this week, the WWE Pro put a determined Cannon to the test in a Five-Minute Challenge, meaning he didn’t have to defeat Rhodes, but merely last five minutes in the ring with him. But Lucky’s luck ran out before the five minutes were up, as the former Tag Team Champion dominated the match and defeated him in just 3:58 with a Cross Rhodes as the WWE Pros looked on. (WATCH: Meet Lucky Cannon)
Eli Cottonwood def. Kaval (PHOTOS | WATCH) With a clear size advantage, the 7-footer, Eli Cottonwood, defeated fellow NXT Rookie, Kaval, who stands significantly shorter at just 5 feet 8 inches. The quick and nimble 174-pound Kaval put up a noble fight against the 313-pound Cottonwood, as his WWE Pros, Women’s Champion Layla and her bestie, Michelle McCool, looked on. But Cottonwood simply dominated his much smaller opponent. WWE Pro John Morrison congratulated his undefeated protégé, Cottonwood, after the match, while Layla and Michelle presented Kaval with a personalized pink “Property of Lay-Cool” shirt. With his win, Cottonwood upped his record to 2-0, while Kaval remained winless at 0-2.
Michael McGillicutty def. Titus O’Neil (PHOTOS | WATCH) Michael McGillicutty added a second win to his undefeated streak with a victory over fellow NXT Rookie, Titus O’Neil. With his WWE Pro, Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston, in his corner, the third-generation competitor pinned former footballer O’Neil, who also had his WWE Pro, Zack Ryder, at ringside. It was surely another emotional win for McGillicutty, who told the WWE Universe he called his mother – whose maiden name was McGillicutty – after his first win on WWE NXT last week. McGillicutty’s record increased to 2-0, while O’Neil remained winless with an 0-2 record. (WATCH: Meet Titus O"Neil)
The Miz & Alex Riley def. MVP & “Showtime” Percy Watson (PHOTOS | WATCH) Thanks in part to the return of his WWE Pro, The Miz, this week, NXT Rookie Alex Riley continued his hot streak on WWE NXT. As the WWE Pros looked on, the energetic NXT Rookie Percy Watson joined his WWE Pro, MVP, in the tag team match, and dominated The Miz, almost earning the win. But the United States Champion turned the momentum in his favor and hit a Skull Crushing Finale on “Showtime” for the win. With his tag team victory, Riley’s record moved up to 2-0, while Watson’s record fell to 1-1.
Also, the newest member of the WWE NXT broadcast team, Ashley Valence, informed the NXT Rookies that it’s their last chance to make a first impression on the WWE Pros and the WWE Universe. The first NXT Poll is next week! You, the WWE Universe, will vote at 10 p.m. ET next Tuesday for the NXT Rookie you think is WWE’s Next Breakout Star. Your vote counts for 50 percent and the Pros’ vote counts for 50 percent when the first NXT Poll rankings are revealed on next week’s show. Which NXT Rookie will become WWE’s Next Breakout Star and earn a future championship match on a pay-per-view? Pay-Per-View Schedules
Chris Jericho def. Evan Bourne Natalya vs. Tamina ended in a No Contest John Morrison def. Zack Ryder The Great Khali & Eve def. Primo & Divas Champion Alicia Fox John Cena vs. WWE Champion Sheamus ended in a No Contest
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – One night after the seven season one NXT Rookies decimated the WWE landscape at Fatal 4-Way, the pugnacious pack once again tore into the Raw roster to make their presence felt – even going so far as to attack The Chairman himself, Mr. McMahon!
John Cena vs. WWE Champion Sheamus ended in a No Contest; Mr. McMahon attacked by NXT Rookies (PHOTOS | WATCH: Part 1 | Part 2) Will the season one NXT Rookies ever relent? Even after landing the contracts they were clearly determined to secure, the brash bunch still appear ravenous. During the night’s main event match, pitting WWE Champion Sheamus against John Cena with Mr. McMahon acting as special guest referee, the bold band of Superstars rushed the ring. Despite The Chairman’s strong guarantee of retribution for anyone who interferes, the NXT seven ambushed Cena.
And while conspiracy theorists within the WWE Universe had pegged Mr. McMahon as the potential mastermind behind the devious actions of the season one NXT Rookies - seemingly bolstered when he accepted culpability for several of their attacks - those theories were quickly scuttled when the seven trained their fire on The Chairman himself! Mr. McMahon announced that the new GM would offer up a revelation on the next Raw before he received a brutal beating at the hands of the Rookies. Is there nothing this defiant band of outlaws won’t do in order to get what they want?
Rob Zombie to act as Raw’s special guest host next week WWE Universe, let there be rock. Oh, and there will be. Be sure to tune in and turn it up next week when rock monster and horror film director Rob Zombie shakes things up as special guest host.
United States Champion The Miz interrupted Randy Orton; Edge attacked Orton (PHOTOS | WATCH) When Randy Orton addressed the season one NXT Rookies, he vowed revenge on each of them for, as he saw it, costing him the WWE Title at Fatal 4-Way the previous night. As he lambasted the NXT seven, newly minted United States Champion The Miz cut him short.
The self-proclaimed “Awesome One” berated The Viper and told him to “get in line” for the WWE Title before leveling a sneak attack. While Orton countered Miz’s strike, Edge quickly joined the fray. The Ultimate Opportunist ran in and rammed The Apex Predator with a Spear before whispering to his rival that now, “the real fun begins.”
The Great Khali & Eve def. Primo & Divas Champion Alicia Fox (PHOTOS | WATCH) One night after capturing the Divas Title at Fatal 4-Way and Alicia Fox already thinks she’s royalty. A royal pain perhaps. The new Divas Champion teamed with Primo against The Great Khali & Eve. Thinking she’s above it all, Fox simply abandoned her partner in the ring, allowing The Punjabi Playboy to devastate Primo for the win.
John Morrison def. Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH) There was a slight change of plans for John Morrison. The Shaman of Sexy was scheduled to compete against Ted DiBiase, but The “Fortunate Son,” with his new assistant Maryse in tow, informed Morrison that he had “other plans for the night.” Ahem.
Accompanied by his season two NXT Rookie Eli Cottonwood, Morrison would instead compete against Zack Ryder. With Ryder’s own season two NXT Rookie, Titus O’Neil, looking on, The Guru of Greatness channeled his attack and pinned Ryder for the victory.
Natalya vs. Tamina ended in a No Contest; NXT Rookies apologized to the WWE Universe (PHOTOS: Part 1 | Part 2 | WATCH) After dedicating her match against Tamina to her uncle Bret, Natalya was livid when the proceedings were cut short by the season one NXT Rookies. The group’s de facto leader, Wade Barrett, began to apologize for their actions, which led to Bret Hart’s dismissal, when David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd attacked in a quest for vengeance. The Unified Tag Team Champions put up a valiant fight but were subdued by the six other NXT Rookies.
The NXT Rookies then surprised the WWE Universe by offering apologies for their actions and attempting to explain why they’ve been behaving like a pack of rabid hyenas. Several of the Rookies stated that they did what they did not out of anger but out of love of WWE. Describing his group's bond - a "nexus" - Barrett then emphasized that his loyalty propelled him to join his colleagues and that he had also been granted his future pay-per-view title match again by the mystery GM.
Ted DiBiase fired Virgil, hired Maryse (WATCH) Ted DiBiase knows money – and looks. After a dismal performance at Fatal 4-Way for he and bodyguard Virgil, The “Fortunate Son” canned his manservant and opted for an “upgrade.” After Virgil’s dismissal, DiBiase introduced Maryse as his new source for “protection.”
Chris Jericho def. Evan Bourne (PHOTOS | WATCH) It’s been a rough month for Chris Jericho. After falling short in his matches for the past several weeks, Jericho’s humiliation was punctuated at Fatal 4-Way when he dropped his bout to Evan Bourne.
On Raw, he demanded a rematch. If he lost, Jericho promised he would leave WWE. And while it looked a little touch and go there for a while, the wily Superstar managed to squeak out a victory. After the match, a still steaming Jericho leveled the high-flyer with an underhanded shove.
Mr. McMahon fired Bret Hart, named new GM; WWE Title Match main event announced (PHOTOS | WATCH) Mr. McMahon giveth, Mr. McMahon taketh away. After assuming the Raw General Manager position last month, Bret Hart found himself unceremoniously fired by The Chairman on Raw for not attending the previous night’s Fatal 4-Way. Hart’s absence, Mr. McMahon reasoned, is what allowed the season one NXT Rookies to run wild, interfering in the WWE Championship Match and permitting Sheamus to take advantage of the chaos to prevail. Mr. McMahon then informed the WWE Universe that a new, anonymous GM would take the reins, emailing announcer Michael Cole his dictates.
The mystery GM was quick to act. His first order of business? Hiring all seven NXT Rookies. Then, in the wake of new WWE Champion Sheamus’s victory, the Raw GM also allowed John Cena to invoke his rematch clause, meaning that he will face the Irish champion for the title the main event. And to ensure there will be no interference, Mr. McMahon will act as special guest referee!
Event: WWE Fatal 4 Way Pay-Per-View Airdate: Sunday, June 20th, 2010 (Pay-Per-View) Location: The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York Results by ProWrestlingSCOOPS.com
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
WWE Fatal 4 Way Opener:
The show opened with a video that concluded with Kane saying there will be vengeance (over what happened to Undertaker)... Pyro went off inside the building. Michael Cole introduced the show...
- Ring announcer Justin Roberts introduced Mr. McMahon as the chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment. Vince walked onto the stage to a nice pop.
Vince apologized for starting the show on a "somber note" and said Raw General Manager Bret Hart would not be here tonight. They showed the Team NXT attack on Hart from last week's Raw. Vince said he was meeting with "Bret's representatives" later to determine when Bret would be able to return to his duties, and what action would be taken against Team NXT. There was an audible "Daniel Bryan" chant during Vince's promo.
- Drew McIntyre came out and shook hands with Vince McMahon before heading to the ring. The McIntyre-Long match from Smackdown this past week was recapped.
A shot aired of Vince climbing inside his limo backstage... In the ring, McIntyre cut a promo on Teddy Long. He called him a pathetic shell of a man as Teddy walked to ringside. Drew said he was going to make Teddy present him with the Intercontinental Title after the match...
Intercontinental Championship Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
Kofi looked angry coming out, and the referee had to hold him back during the introductions. Kofi immediately began throwing kicks at the legs and body at the bell. McIntyre fought back with punches and threw Kofi down by the hair and stomped his head. They slugged it out, then Kofi hit a monkey flip and a dropkick. Kingston clotheslined McIntyre to the floor. Kofi hit a tope, then rolled him back in the ring. McIntyre rolled back out, then clipped Kofi's leg as he came out after him. Back in the ring, McIntyre threw Kofi shoulder first into the ringpost and got a two count. McIntyre pounded Kofi with forearms, then pulled him across the ring apron and pounded him across the chest. Kofi kicked Drew from his back, and they fought on the outside, with Drew whipping Kofi's arm into the ringpost.
Back in the ring, McIntyre got a two count, then applied an armbar. Kofi armdragged out of it, then slid under McIntyre, but Drew hit him with a shoulderblock. Drew stomped the arm, and Kofi tried to fight back, but Drew stomped him down in a corner. Drew flipped Kofi to the mat with an armwringer, then applied a overhead wristlock. Drew yanked Kofi to the mat by the hair and continued to work on the arm. McIntyre mocked Kofi's "Boom" claps, and it allowed Kofi to throw some kicks from the mat, but Drew pounded him back down. Drew returned to the armbar, but Kofi fought up and went for a sunset flip. Drew tried to punch out of it, but Kofi moved and Drew punched the mat. Drew came right back with a kick to the injured arm for a two count.
Drew clotheslined Kofi twice in the corner. Drew went for a short-arm clothesline, but Kofi floated over it and hit a DDT. Kofi elbowed Drew, then hit some kicks to the legs. Kofi punched Drew in the head, then hit a series of chops and a dropkick. Kofi missed a clothesline, then Drew missed with one and Kofi rolled up Drew for a two count. Kofi hit a reverse bodypress out of the corner for a two count, but Drew hit the arm again and delivered a neckbreaker on the knee for a two count. Drew went for a slam, but Kofi floated out of it and hit a legsweep. Kofi hit the Boom Drop legdrop, then began to clap. Drew backed away from the Trouble In Paradise kick, and backdropped Kofi to the ringapron. Drew hit some punches and went to back suplex Kofi into the ring, but Kofi shifted his weight and landed on top of Drew for a two count.
Drew hit a running kick on Kofi, then went for the Future Shock DDT, but Kofi broke out and hit a Tornado DDT off the middle rope. Drew got his foot on the bottom rope to stop the count. Kofi mounted Drew in the corner for punches, but Drew walked out of it with a powerbomb on Kofi for a near fall. Drew complained about the count. Drew picked up Kofi off the mat, but Kofi hit the SOS for a two count. McIntyre tripped Kofi into the turnbuckles, but Kofi grabbed a headscissors. Drew stood up in the headscissors and threw Kofi into the referee, knocking him out.
Drew threw Kingston shoulder first into the ringpost and hit the Future Shock DDT, but there was no referee to count. McIntyre tried to revive the referee, then went outside and threw Teddy Long in the ring, demanding he make the count. McIntyre even ripped the shirt off the unconscious referee and ordered Long to put it on. Long did so, and McIntyre made the cover. Long counted two, then stopped and shook his head no. The fans chanted for Long. McIntyre glared at Long, and backed him in a corner. McIntyre told Long he needs to count him, or he would "drop him." McIntyre went to pick up Kofi for another DDT, but Matt Hardy ran in from the crowd and gave McIntyre a Twist Of Fate. Long just watched. Kofi then gave McIntyre a Trouble In Paradise kick and Long counted the pinfall for Kofi at the 17-minute mark.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
We go backstage where Savannah interviews The Hart Dynasty about competing in a 6-person match tonight, so soon after their Uncle Bret’s attack last week. Natalya and Tyson talk about beating The Uso’s. David Hart Smith says on Father’s Day today, they fight for Bret.
WWE Divas Title Fatal 4 Way Match Gail Kim vs. Maryse vs. Alicia Fox vs. Eve Torres (c)
Eve and Maryse paird off at the bell, while Kim and Alicia did the same. Gail got kicked in the shin by Fox, who then hit a Northern Lights suplex, leading into a sequence where everyone was breaking up pins and going for covers. Fox gave Kim a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Eve gave Maryse and Fox forearms and dropkicks. Fox and Maryse double-teamed Eve. Kim got on the apron and gave Fox a headscissors while Eve put Maryse in an armbar. Kim let go of her headscissors to break up Eve's hold on Maryse. Kim put Maryse in an armbar of her own, then Fox broke it up and she put Maryse in an armbar. Maryse escaped to the floor. Eve put Fox in a camel clutch, while Kim put Fox a Boston Crab at the same time. Maryse tossed Eve and Kim out of the ring, leaving her to face off with Fox.
They argued, then Fox shoved her. Maryse hit some forearms and a side kick for a cover, but Eve broke it up. Kim came in and dropkicked Eve and Maryse. Kim hit Maryse with a shoulderblock, then a missile dropkick for a one count, as Eve broke it up. Kim got yanked down off the apron by Alicia, who dropped her face first on it Eve gave Maryse a neckbreaker in the ring, then went to the top rope and hit a moonsault. Fox broke up the cover, throwing Eve to the floor, and Fox covered Maryse for the pin at the six minute mark.
Winner and **NEW** Divas Champion: Alicia Fox
We go backstage with Rey Mysterio and Big Show walks up. Rey says he is going to become World Champion again tonight. Big Show says Rey is a man of faith but some obstacles are too big for him. Show says they are friends and he respects him but if he has to knock everyone out tonight to win, including Rey, he will. Rey says as big as Show’s fist is, his heart is bigger. Big Show goes to talk and the segment cuts off.
In the Arena:
We go to the ring where Chris Jericho comes out for an un-announced match. Jericho takes the mic and says that everyone over 25 knows he is the reason they still watch WWE and anyone under 25 is the reason they watch now. Jericho says now he is no longer the hot topic of WWE. He says even Wade Barrett is getting more attention than he is. Jericho says himself hasn’t been making an impact lately. Jericho says he has always been the underdog and now he’s at the top of the mountain and everyone wants to knock him off. Jericho says he is the most important performer on this roster and the greatest Champion of any generation. Jericho says Evan Bourne is trying to make a name off his. Jericho says he challenged Bourne to a rematch from RAW for tonight. Jericho says Bourne’s career is going to fade out tonight. Out comes Evan Bourne to a nice pop.
Chris Jericho vs. Evan Bourne
There was a loud "Y2J" chant at the start. They locked up, and Bourne shoved Jericho. Jericho whipped Bourne into a corner and clotheslined him. Jericho punched Bourne, calling him "Shooting Star" while hitting him. Bourne ducked a clothesline and hit a rana, then a dropkick to the face for a two count. Bourne ran the ropes, but Jericho hit a clothesline for a two count. Jericho pounded Bourne in a corner. Jericho missed a charge and fell to the floor. Bourne went to the top rope and hit a bodypress on Jericho on the floor. As they got back in the ring, Jericho kicked Bourne on the apron, then hit the springboard dropkick, knocking Bourne to the floor.
Back in the ring, Jericho kicked Bourne in the gut. Bourne fought back with some kicks, but Jericho floored him with a dropkick for a two count. Jericho snapmared Bourne and kicked him in the back. Jericho put Bourne in a chinlock, but Bourne fought up in it. Jericho went for a back suplex, but Bourne floated over it and hit some kicks to the body, then a spinkick. Bourne hit a running elbow, then a dropkick in the corner for a two count. Bourne hit some kicks to the leg, but missed a roundhouse and Jericho hit a German suplex for a two count. Jericho put Bourne in a corner and went for a whip. Bourne reversed it, but Jericho hit a back elbow. Jericho got on the second rope, but Bourne leaped up and pulled him down with a rana for a two count.
Bourne went for his double kneedriver, but Jericho caught it and slowly dropped to the mat, rolling Bourne into the Walls Of Jericho, to a pop. Bourne struggled in the hold, and made the ropes for a break. Bourne got up on the apron, and Jericho shoved him off the apron and into the announce table. Jericho went outside and rammed Bourne into the table. Jericho went for a clothesline on the floor, but Bourne dodged it and tripped Jericho into the ringsteps. Back in the ring, Bourne hit a top rope kneedriver for a two count. Bourne hit a kick, but Jericho blocked one and hit a double underhook backbreaker. Jericho went for a Lionsault, but Bourne moved. Jericho landed on his feet, and Bourne kicked him. Bourne went for a Shooting Star Press, but Jericho moved out of the way. Bourne landed on his feet, but Jericho hit a Codebreaker. Jericho covered, but Bourne got his foot on the ropes. Jericho yelled "Stay down you idiot!" and pounded him in the corner.
Jericho missed a charge in the corner, and Bourne rolled up Jericho for a two count. Jericho grabbed the legs and went for the Walls Of Jericho, but Bourne hooked his head. Jericho stood up with Bourne holding onto his head, and Bourne swung around into a DDT. Bourne went to the top rope, but Jericho met him there. They fought on the ropes, and Bourne punched Jericho to the mat. Bourne got ready to jump, but Jericho got back up and crotched Bourne on the top rope. Jericho went for a superplex, but Bourne tossed Jericho back to the mat, gourdbuster-style. Bourne hit the Shooting Star Press to Jericho's back and got the pin at the 12-minute mark.
Winner: Evan Bourne
- We return from a brief promotional piece to Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and Matt Striker hyping tonight's World Heavyweight Championship Fatal 4-Way match. Cue highlights from Smackdown where they recap the situation of what happened to The Undertaker.
World Heavyweight Championship Fatal 4 Way Match Jack Swagger (c) vs. Big Show vs. CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
We go to the ring and out first for the next match comes Big Show, smiling and slapping hands with the fans. CM Punk’s music hits next and the fans pop. Out comes Punk, Serena and Luke Gallows. Out next comes Rey Mysterio to a nice pop, followed by the World Heavyweight Champion Jack Swagger.
Tony Chimmel does the formal in-ring introductions. The first main to gain a pinfall or submission is the winner. All four men are in the ring at once. The bell rings and we're off. Big four-man staredown to open the bout.
At the bell, no one went for the immediate lockup. Swagger and Punk then went after Rey, but Big Show grabbed them and tossed them away. Show chopped Swagger, and Punk jumped on Show's back for a sleeper, but he flipped him off. Rey dropkicked Punk and went for his mask. Rey used a headscissors to send Punk out of the ring. Show tossed Swagger out of the ring, leaving Rey and Show to face off. Rey went on the attack, but Show shoved him away. Show got ready for a punch, and Rey slid to the floor. Show reached out of the ring and pulled Rey back in, then threw him into Swagger, who was on the apron. Show covered Rey, but Punk broke it up. Show chopped Punk down and covered him, but Swagger broke it up. Show dominated, just knocking people around.
Show held Rey for a slam with one arm, and pushed around Punk and Swagger with the other, until Rey hit Big Show with a DDT out of the slam. There was a sequence where everyone tried to cover Show and pulled each other off. Swagger gave Show a splash out of the corner, but Punk and Rey pulled him off and kicked him. Rey and Punk kicked Show out of the ring, then began going at it with each other. Swagger knocked Punk out of the ring and focused his attack on Rey, hitting a belly to belly suplex for a two count. Swagger put Mysterio in a double chicken wing, but Rey fought out of it. Rey set up Swagger for a 619, but Punk hit Rey with a springboard bodypress for a two count, then covered Swagger for a two count.
Punk shoved Swagger out of the ring and worked over Mysterio in a corner. Punk hit a backbreaker on Rey for a two count, then pulled Swagger into the ring and blasted him with a spinning backfist. Punk kicked Rey in a corner, then gave Swagger a jumping knee in the opposite corner. Punk went for a German suplex on Rey, but Swagger grabbed Punk and we had a double German suplex. Swagger covered both men, but couldn't get a pinfall. Swagger went for a powerbomb on Punk, but Punk blocked it. Punk kicked Swagger in the head, but Rey hit a headscissors on Punk and went for a 619. Big Show, from the floor, grabbed the attempt and dropped Rey face first on the announce table.
Big Show got in the ring and pounded Swagger and Punk, including an avalanche on both men and a double clothesline. Swagger and Punk bailed out to the floor. Big Show went out after Punk, but Rey kicked the ring steps into Show's legs. Mysterio gave Show a 619 around the ringpost. Punk hit a springboard dive on Show on the floor. In the ring, Rey went for a bodypress on Swagger, but Swagger kicked Rey down. Punk ran in and gave Swagger a GTS, but apparently hurt his knee on the move.
The lights turned red, and Kane came out, wheeling a casket. Kane went after CM Punk and threw him out of the ring. Kane chokeslammed Punk into the casket and went to close it, but Punk used his leg to keep it open. Luke Gallows ran out and kicked Kane, then helped Punk to the back, with Kane in pursuit.
In the ring, Rey gave Swagger a 619 and a springboard splash for the pin at the ten minute mark.
Winner & **NEW** World Heavyweight Champion - Rey Mysterio
Josh Mathews is with WWE Champion John Cena. Mixed reaction from the live crowd. Mathews asks him if he's concerned about the NXT Rookies showing up and disrupting the match. Cena says they have solidified the line between 'us versus them'. Mathews asks Cena about two championships changing hands. He asks him how he expects to leave the PPV still champion. Cena says this isn't a match he's going out there to win but he's certainly not going out there to lose. Tonight whoever walks out the WWE Champion, they're going to have to earn it.
United States Championship The Miz (c) vs. R-Truth
The Miz comes out first with a mic. Miz says in a few moments R-Truth is going to come out doing his 'What's Up' rapping. He says he's made the rap more suitable with some new lyrics. Miz talks like Truth by using his unknown lyrics, replacing 'Whats up' with 'The Miz'. The Miz gets in the ring and says don't leave you're seats because things are about to blossom because he's The Miz and he's awesome! R-Truth comes out rapping is long as ever, dancing his way to the ring as usual. R-Truth gets in the ring and says Long Island, New York. If ya'll think The Miz rap sucked, let me hear ya'll say 'Whats Up'. They pop for him as the referee holds the US Title up.
They locked up at the bell, then Truth hit a shoulderblock. They locked up again, and Truth hit another shoulderblock, then a third. Truth ducked a clothesline and hit another shoulderblock, sending Miz to the floor. Truth clotheslined Miz on the floor, then tossed him into the ring for a two count. Truth went for a leapfrog, but Miz kicked him in the gut, then stomped him in the gut. Miz hit some elbows, then applied a trapped arm chinlock. Truth elbowed out of it, then hit a hiptoss. Truth was backdropped to the apron, but he slugged Miz and rammed him into the top turnbuckle. Miz rolled to the apron as well, then shoved Truth into the ringpost. Truth fell to the floor, and Miz told the referee to count for a countout.
Truth got in the ring at nine, and Miz stomped him. Miz worked over Truth with bodyshots in the corner. Miz hit the through the ropes clothesline and got a two count. Miz applied a bodyscissors, but Truth turned over in it and hit some punches to break the hold. Truth was favoring the ribs. Miz hit a kick to the head for a two count. Miz stretched Truth in the ropes and pounded him with forearms. Truth punched and kicked for a comeback, but Miz landed a knee to the ribs, then stepped on his face. Miz hit a kick to the ribs, then they exchanged punches. Truth got the better of it, but Miz hit a back elbow and went for an armbar, while driving an elbow into the ribs. Miz then applied a modified bow and arrow, but Truth broke out and hit a back suplex for a two count.
Miz kicked Truth in the head and stomped him, then hit a vertical suplex. Miz played to the crowd, and it allowed Truth to hit some punches and a gourdbuster for a two count. Miz grabbed Truth by the pants and pulled him face first into the turnbuckles. Miz punched Truth on the ropes and went for a superplex, but Truth knocked him away and hit a second rope dropkick. There were some "This is boring" or "Miz is boring" chants. Truth rallied with punches and kicks, then hit a flapjack. Truth hit a Flatliner for a two count. Miz kicked Truth, but Truth returned fire and hit a suplex stunner for a two count. Truth charged Miz, and Miz dropped him gut first on the top rope. Miz hit a backbreaker/neckbreaker combo for a two count.
Miz missed a clothesline in the corner, and got tangled in the ropes. Truth legdropped him out of the corner and got a two count. Miz hit a shot to the gut and threw Truth out of the ring. Truth landed on the apron and went to the top rope. Miz stopped him and they battled on the ropes. Truth knocked Miz into the ring, but missed a top rope bodypress. Miz went to pick him up off the mat, but Truth grabbed a small package for two. Miz went for a running kick, but Truth rolled him up for two. Miz whipped Truth into the ropes, but Truth grabbed a bodyscissors and went into a Victory Roll, but Miz dropped down on it and got the pin at the 14-minute mark.
Winner & still United States Champion - The Miz
Todd Grisham is with Edge. He asks him about the WWE Championship Fatal 4-Way match. Edge talks down Randy Orton for his separated shoulder. He says Sheamus on the surface is a powerhouse but deep down inside he knows he doesn't belong with the three of his opponents. Edge says he's facing three men that have main evented a dozen Wrestlemanias. Edge says The Rated R Superstar only has one thing running through his head - walking out the PPV the new WWE Champion.
Tyson Kidd, DH Smith and Natalya vs. Tamina, Jimmy & Jay Uso
We start with Natalya and Tamina. Tamina works over the arm of Natalya as this is her main roster WWE debut. Natalya gets Tamina down for a quick cover. Tamina tags in Jay versus David Hart Smith. Smith gets a quick cover then works over Jay's arm. Side headlock from Smith onto Jay, he backs out of it but Smith hits a shoulder block. Hip toss try by Jay but Smith counters with a suplex and a quick cover. Smith tags Tyson Kidd and sets Jay up in the ropes in tree of woe position. Double team move.
Tyson Kidd applies a side headlock on Jay Uso but he tags in Jimmy. Jimmy with a scoop and a slam on Kidd. He uses a submission hold to try and tame the spark plug of The Hart Dynasty. Nice move by Tyson to counters out. Off the ropes into an elbow. Jimmy throws Kidd to the outside and gets heat from the crowd. Off the ropes he went for the suicide dive but Tyson Kidd hit a kick from the apron. Kidd covers Jimmy but Jay makes the save. Tyson and Jimmy work on the apron with Tyson eventually getting caught in a Samoan Drop as Kidd went for a DDT.
Jay, now the legal man, gets a two count on Tyson Kidd. Kidd gets to his feet and goes off the ropes. Jay hits a dropkick and gets a cover for a two count. He grabs Tyson then tags in Jimmy. Double team move, then another. Jimmy gets the cover for a two count. Another cover but two again. Snap suplex from Jimmy on Kidd. Jimmy Uso applies a face submission mat move on Tyson.
Jimmy dominates Kidd in the ring as Kidd desperately goes for the tag. Jimmy works Kidd into his corner as he gets a tag. Double team move followed by a couple two counts by Jay Uso on Tyson. Another hot tag as Jimmy goes to the top rope and drops a knee to the face of Tyson Kidd. Jimmy applies a submission hold on Kidd but he counters out. Jimmy counters, sending Kidd to the mat. He throws Kidd into the corner and lands more offense. Kidd is isolated in the corner but Jimmy Uso takes too long and Kidd gets out of the way into the turnbuckles. Jimmy gets a tag and keeps Kidd from doing the same. Back body drop from Kidd as he tags in Natalya. Tamina has to come in now.
Natalya looks good with suplexes on Tamina. She nearly gets the win but Jimmy Uso makes the save. He and Smith go to work on one another. Kidd goes from the ring to the outside on the Uso brother. Meanwhile, Tamina hits a Samoan Drop in the ring on Natalya. Tamina goes to the top rope for her father's finisher but Natalya gets out of the way. Natalya lands a clothesline and gets the cover for the pinfall.
Winners - Tyson Kidd, DH Smith and Natalya
- Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and Matt Striker hype next month's Money in the Bank pay-per-view. They roll a hype video for the Fatal 4-Way Match for the WWE Championship. Cue replays from Raw and the setup of the match.
WWE Championship Fatal 4 Way Match John Cena (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. Edge
Randy Orton is introduced first. Edge is announced next. Sheamus, the final challenger, comes to the ring as pasty as ever. The WWE Champion - John Cena - was out last. Mixed reaction until he emerged - the cheers drowned out most of the boos. All four men are in the ring for the formal introductions under Justin Roberts. Jack Doan is the referee.
Doan holds up the belt and calls for the bell. Big staredown from all four. Cena goes for Sheamus, Orton goes right for Edge. Sheamus is dumped by Cena, Edge by Orton.
Orton and Cena stare each other down. Michael Cole says he has goosebumps (not sure why) as they both just look at one another. Cena gets Orton up early for the Attitude Adjustment, Orton goes for the RKO out of a counter. Neither hit as Sheamus comes in and beats down Cena. Orton goes to the outside. Sheamus backs Cena down in the corner. Edge comes in and helps Sheamus with Cena.
Edge and Sheamus whip Cena into the ropes and both hit elbows on him. They beat him down in the corner. Loud 'Cena sucks' chants coming through. They take Cena down in the corner. The arena is now split. 'Let's go Cena' and 'Cena sucks'. Right hand from Sheamus on Cena. Cena no-sells a punch from Edge as Sheamus sends him to the mat. Edge rolls Sheamus up. We're shown the WWE locker room watching from the back as Sheamus kicks out and goes on the offensive against Edge.
Cena gets back in the ring but Edge ends up tossing him out after fighting off Sheamus. Edge goes to the top rope but Orton gets back in and takes him down. Orton kicks Sheamus in the head and goes to the corner to work on Edge who is on the top. Sheamus joins the party up top and hits offense on Orton. He tries to powerbomb Orton off but Orton blocks. Edge goes off the top rope right onto Sheamus for a two count. Orton made the save and went after Edge.
Orton clears the ring of Sheamus and Edge. Cena back on the apron. Orton suplexes him back in. Viper in the striking position, lands some stuff right hands. Uppercut from Orton on Cena, sending him to the mat. Orton kicks Cena on the mat and looks at the crowd with Cena down. Orton kicks him in the wrist then works his right ankle.
Loud split crowd as Orton goes for more offense. Orton misses as Sheamus hits a big axe handle on Orton's skull. Now it's Cena and Sheamus. Cena gets in control and hits a fisherman suplex on Sheamus. He goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Sheamus blocks with an Irish Curse backbreaker. Sheamus gets a two count on Cena.
Sheamus goes for the High Cross. He gets him up but Edge goes for the Spear. Sheamus sidesteps it but it allows Cena to roll him up for a two count. Sheamus takes Cena down but Orton comes back in and lands offense on him. Orton works on Sheamus who is standing on the apron. Orton tries to viper Sheamus back in the ring. Now, he's bringing Cena in with DDT as well. Double DDT as Orton pins Sheamus for a two count.
Edge gets back in and takes out Orton. Edge is the only worker on his feet in the ring as Cena is down in the corner. Edge waits for Cena to get up to attempt a Spear. He goes for it but Cena moves. Cena hits a couple shoulder blocks. Backbreaker onto the mat. Cena signals 5 Knuckle Shuffle. He connects. Orton comes in out of nowhere and hits a move that looked like a modified backbreaker on Cena. Edge back in, Orton powerslams him. It's Orton and Edge. Sheamus comes in and tosses Orton out. Sheamus and Edge now in the ring. Sheamus stomps away at the WWE Champion. Edge rolls back in the ring as Sheamus is in control of the match. Cena dumps Sheamus to the outside but it takes a lot out of him.
Cena lands offense on Edge in the ring then brings Sheamus to the apron. Orton grabbed Sheamus when Cena had him, getting hurt as well. Edge knocks Orton off the apron with a shoulder. He turns his back to Cena. Cena looks in STF. Edge is caught in the middle of the ring in the STF. Orton and Sheamus nowhere to be seen. Doan checks for submission. Edge nearly makes it to the ropes but Cena breaks and pulls him back then reapplies. Sheamus finally breaks it and gets a two count on Edge.
Sheamus works on Cena in the corner. He gets out of the ring and drops a couple elbows to Cena's throat. Then another from the outside with Cena's throat under the bottom rope. Sheamus gets back in and hits a clothesline on Edge. Two count on The Rated R Superstar. Cena gets knocked off the apron when he tried to get back in it. Sheamus has Edge in the ring. Orton and Cena are both laid out. Sheamus goes for his finisher but Edge counters, taking Sheamus to the mat. Edge is alone in the ring but not for long. Attitude Adjustment attempt but Orton hits the RKO out of nowhere. Orton goes for the pin but Sheamus pulled the referee away. Orton kicks Sheamus out of the ring but walks into the Spear.
Stiff kick from Sheamus on Edge, sending him to the outside. Sheamus gets a two count on Orton then goes back to work. Cena down in the ring. Sheamus whips Orton into the ropes. Edge takes him to the outside. The fight goes to the outside. Here comes Sheamus. Orton sends him over the announce table. He attempts the RKO on Edge on the outside. They battle as we cut back to R-Truth, Bourne, Kidd and Smith watching the match. The NXT grads run-in and take them out.
We're shown Bourne laid out as Cena is in the ring alone. Lawler and Cole retreat. Cena is in the ring looking around. Here come the NXT grads out to the arena. They take out production people and start to dismantle the set. They hit the ring and go after Cena.
No commentary as it's chaos at ringside with the grads taking apart the main event. Sheamus sneaks in, pins Cena and wins the match. Sheamus hits the crowd but is the new WWE Champion.
Winner & **NEW** WWE Champion - Sheamus
The match is over as the NXT guys take out Cena with Wade Barrett leading the charge. Barrett hits his finisher on Cena. Gabriel lands the 450 splash on him. Sheamus is at the top of the ramp with the belt as they chase him off. Cena is down in the center of the ring knocked out. Edge is shown knocked out, outside the ring. Orton is out, outside the ring. The show ended at 10:33EST. WTF?!?!
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