Rumor regarding WWE getting a new logo Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 07/31/2010 at 09:07 PM
A member of the WWE Universe site posted earlier today that the WWE would be getting a new logo. He claimed that he knew this because of a friend of his who works in production with WWE. He posted photos of himself with numerous WWE wrestlers and backstage at WWE events to try and prove his story. The post has since been removed from the WWE Universe site.
Christian def. Drew McIntyre Big Show def. Luke Gallows (Disqualification) Dolph Ziggler def. Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston (Disqualification, Non-Title Match) Michelle McCool def. Tiffany (Women's Championship Match) Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger (No Contest, No Disqualification Match)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Things got wet and wild when Jack Swagger and Rey Mysterio both found themselves swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. And in a shocking revelation, Kane said The Undertaker told him it was Rey Mysterio who attacked him!
Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger No Disqualification Match ended in a No Contest (PHOTOS | WATCH) As Rey Mysterio and Jack Swagger’s battle waged on, they found themselves tangling along the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. Although no winner was determined, it was Swagger who found himself gasping for air after Mysterio tossed him in the water. But the night wasn’t over yet, as Kane emerged from the darkness and tossed his alleged brother’s assailant into the salty brine.
"Self-professed" Co-Women's Champion Michelle McCool def. Tiffany in a Women's Championship Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) In a match that was supposed to feature Women’s Champion Layla, Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero shook things up by having the “Self-professed” Co-Women’s Champion Michelle McCool defend the title. With a hard-hitting Faithbreaker, Michelle stopped Tiffany cold. But just as things were looking peachy keen for Team Lay-Cool, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long threw a wrench in things.
Long made it crystal clear. “There’s only one Women’s Championship. And you two need to make up your mind who is going to wear the title. Because if you don’t decide, then next week, I will,” he said.
Dolph Ziggler def. Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston by Disqualification in a Non-Title Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) As Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston mounted an aggressive assault on Dolph Ziggler, things went a little too far for the ref. After being disqualified, an enraged Kingston assaulted Ziggler without mercy, showing a rare side of the champion. The chaos finally ended when the wound-up champion was subdued by WWE officials. Despite the beating Ziggler received, he claimed his second win in a row over Kingston and earned himself an Intercontinental Champion Match against the Kingston next week.
Big Show def. Luke Gallows by Disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH) Like a pack of ravenous predators, The Straight Edge Society’s CM Punk and Joey Mercury intervened in a match between Big Show and Luke Gallows. With Gallows joining in, the trio viciously assaulted The World’s Largest Athlete by smashing him into the steel ring steps and repeatedly grinding and stomping on his hand. Serena even entered the fray, driving her heels into Big Show’s hand.
Christian def. Drew McIntyre (PHOTOS | WATCH) Despite a brutal offense from Drew McIntyre – combined with Christian battling an injured shoulder – it was the veteran who claimed victory by locking up the Scotsman with an inside cradle small package.
Kane revealed Rey Mysterio attacked The Undertaker (PHOTOS) Kane revealed that The Undertaker is finally showing signs of recovery by talking for the first time in two months. In a bedside discussion, Kane said his brother told him it was Rey Mysterio who attacked him.
After the stunning news, The Big Red Monster recalled how Rey Mysterio won a SmackDown Battle Royal and qualified for the World Title Match at the Fatal 4-Way pay-per-view. Kane claimed it all made sense that it was Rey who wanted Undertaker out of the way, so that he could win the Battle Royal and advance to Fatal 4-Way.
Full of rage, Kane said Mysterio will cease to exist after he beats him at SummerSlam and stuffs him in a casket. (Preview)
John Cena rips into NXT Season 2 rookie Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 07/28/2010 at 12:49 PM
John Cena posted the following about Perry Watson on his Twitter (@JohnCena) page:
"If Percy Watson makes another one of those faces where I'm supposed to think he's mad but it looks like he just crapped himself...I'll eliminated him. He has gone downhill every single week. Disappointing. He is really one hell of an athlete. I think he may be suffering from yep yep syndrome. Looking for something special when all he needs is what he's got."
Impact does highest rating in five months Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 07/31/2010 at 01:43 PM
Thursday’s episode of Impact scored a 1.22 cable rating, its highest rating since February 18th. Overall, the show drew 1.65 million viewers.
Much of the ratings increase can be attributed to the the male 12-17 demographic, which scored a 1.21 compared to last week’s 0.97. Overall, viewership was up nearly 15 percent compared to last week’s 1.06 rating. It was also up 22 percent compared to the program’s average rating of 1.00 since returning to Thursday nights on May 13th.
"Fight card" announced for August 12th Impact Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 07/30/2010 at 11:57 AM
SPIKE TV TO TELECAST SPECIAL “TNA IMPACT!” EVENT AUGUST 12 FEATURING ROB VAN DAM VS. ABYSS FOR THE TNA WORLD TITLE NETWORK TO TELEVISE TNA’S WRESTLING’S ACTION-PACKED FIGHT CARD ORIGINALLY SLATED FOR PAY-PER-VIEW
New York, NY, July 30, 2010 – Spike TV will telecast a special Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling “iMPACT!” event on Thursday, August 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT featuring the biggest names in TNA, including TNA World Heavyweight Champion Rob Van Dam, Abyss, Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy and many more.
The special “TNA Thursday Night iMPACT!” features a lineup of matches originally slated for the “Hard Justice” pay-per-view event on August 8. The card was moved to Spike TV after TNA President Dixie Carter and “The Extreme Original” Tommy Dreamer announced the special a one night only “HardCORE Justice” pay-per-view event to celebrate the superstars who created hardcore wrestling.
“The change to ‘HardCORE Justice’ provided TNA with the opportunity to take the original August pay-per-view card and move it to Spike TV. This will allow TNA fans a pay-per-view type experience on “TNA iMPACT!” If you’ve never seen a TNA pay-per-view event before, this is your chance to see what you’ve been missing,” TNA President Dixie Carter said.
The special August 12 edition of “TNA iMPACT” will be two hours of nonstop wrestling, featuring only matches originally slated for pay-per-view. Pop culture icon and TNA Wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan will oversee the special “iMPACT!,” which includes two world title matches as well as a possible fifth and final installment of a best-of-five-match series between the top tag-teams in wrestling, Beer Money and Motor City Machine Guns.
Matches showcased on August 12 include:
“THE WHOLE F’N SHOW” ROB VAN DAM vs. ABYSS (TNA WORLD TITLE MATCH)
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST KURT ANGLE vs. “THE PHENOMENAL” AJ STYLES
ANGELINA LOVE vs. MADISON RAYNE (TNA KNOCKOUTS TITLE MATCH)
“THE CHARISMATIC ENGIMA” JEFF HARDY’S OPEN CHALLENGE
“THE POPE” D’ANGELO DINERO vs. “THE BLUEPRINT” MATT MORGAN vs. MR. ANDERSON
BEER MONEY vs. MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (IF NEEDED, TNA WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES MATCH)
INK INC. vs. GENERATION ME (#1 CONTENDER’S MATCH FOR TNA WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES)
About TNA Wrestling
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Santino Marella & Vladmir Kozlov def. William Regal & Primo Caylen Croft def. Chris Masters MVP def. Chavo Guerrero
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MVP def. Chavo Guerrero (PHOTOS | WATCH) They say all good things must come to an end. Chavo Guerrero learned this tonight as his two-week winning streak was stopped by the explosive MVP. Taking a break from hanging out with Lebron James in his hometown of Miami, The Ballin’ Superstar brought the fight to Chavo, battering him with stiff shots and countering Guerrero’s impressive arsenal of submission maneuvers. Putting an exclamation point on his awesome performance with a devastating Play of the Day, MVP beat Chavo and headed right back to the VIP area.
Caylen Croft def. Chris Masters (PHOTOS | WATCH) Three weeks ago on “WWE Superstars,” Chris Master dominated Caylen Croft in a Master Lock Challenge, but was assaulted by Croft and his partner, Trent Barreta, after the bout. Looking to gain retribution against the Dude Busters, The Masterpiece locked up with Croft again and used his impressive power to toss his opponent around. But the double-team assault of the SmackDown duo was too much for Masters to handle. Distracted by Barreta at ringside, the big man left himself open for a vicious DDT from Croft, leading to a disappointing loss.
Santino Marella & Vladmir Kozlov def. William Regal & Primo (PHOTOS | WATCH) After settling their differences on Raw many weeks ago, the unique pairing of Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov has become one of the most successful tag teams in WWE. Their winning ways continued tonight as William Regal & Primo were unable to keep up with the unorthodox mix of the Italian Superstar’s bizarre behavior and The Moscow Mauler’s pure power. After Regal fled from Santino’s feared cobra strike, Kozlov was free to drive Primo into the mat to give his team the decisive victory.
Matt Hardy just won't stop talking about me; obviously he's upset because he's long pass it and is and always will be in the shadow of his brother, just because i've got more potential than him, tut tut, jealousy is so ugly.
I'm going to get right into things as we are getting closer and closer to HardCORE Justice.
Show opens with Tommy Dreamer, Mick Foley, Raven, Stevie Richards, Rhyno, and Brother D-Von are in the ring. Dreamer immediately states that due to ECW being owned by someone else, the group is to be known as EV 2.0. Dreamer addresses D-Von to inquire about Brother Ray's absence. Ray calls his brother to the ring.
D-Von wants to know if Ray is in or out. Dreamer reaches out to Ray to join them for one last night. Foley says that with or without Ray, the show will go on but it would be greater with Ray's involvement. Taz stands up from the announce desk and tells Bubba to do it. Ray gets into the ring and has just one question, "Are we going to light somebody on fire?" The brothers hug after Ray decides to join up.
Hulk Hogan's music hits and the icon comes to join the guys of EV 2.0. He welcomes them to TNA. Hogan says that while ECW was doing their thing in the 90's he was busy wearing black (nWo reference) and he missed it but now he'll get a chance to see them. Abyss (and "Janice") show up atop the ramp. "They" are apparently not happy. The reunion wasn't a part of "their" plan and the person who's to blame for this Dixie Carter. Hogan tells Abyss to go talk to a shrink because no one is putting a hand on Dreamer until the PPV. Abyss doesn't care and Dreamer will be taken out tonight. Dreamer is willing to fight Abyss tonight.
Lacey and Velvet Sky are talking in the locker room until Madison Rayne enters. Rayne is ready to squash things as the trio has been running the Knockouts division for months. Sky is upset that Rayne invited a fourth member to the group who is still unknown to the other two girls. She is still upset that Rayne said she didn't need them. Rayne is asking for a truce and after some prodding, Sky accepts and the ladies hug it out.
Match #1: Sarita vs. Angelina Love
Love and Sarita are doing quick takedowns and going for quick pins early on. During the match, the announcers inform us that the Dreamer/Abyss match is a weapons match. Sarita is able to roll through a roll up attempt from Love and deliver a clothesline. Back suplex from Sarita but she dances around before going for the pin attempt. Angelina hits a spear from out of the corner and builds momentum hitting a jumping elbow and then a flying clothesline. Botox Injection kick and Love gets the victory.
Winner: Angelina Love via pinfall
Eric Young and Orlando Jordan are backstage. Young is apparently messed up on rum candy and Jordan is trying to get him to act normal. Seems we have a new tag team.
After commercials, we get a video from two weeks ago from Xplosion that shows Eric Young falling and hitting his head after a kick from Suicide that explains his new behavior.
Match #2: Ink Inc. vs. Orlando Jordan and Eric Young
Jordan sticks his gum in the mouth of So Cal Val and Eric Young brings out a mannequin with a boa and puts it on the apron. Jesse Neal eats an elbow from OJ and he is keeping the spiked-hair one grounded. Neckbreaker from Jordan. Neal hits a jawbreaker on Jordan after a brief interference from Moore. Jordan tries to tag Young but tags the dummy instead. Young climbs to the top and throws the dummy at Ink Inc. Jordan turns his back as he addresses Young. Ink Inc. dropkicked Jordan into Young. Neal puts Jordan up on his shoulder and Moore hits a neckbreaker from the top rope.
Winner: Ink Inc. via pinfall
Ric Flair, AJ Styles, Kazarian, and Beer Money are in the ring. Flair tells Jay Lethal that he has a clause in his contract that he has a rematch for all his matches. Next week, Lethal and Flair squares off in a street fight. Beer Money is not surprised that they are apart of Fortune, as the greatest faction would have to include the greatest tag team in the world. They are on their way to be four-time tag champs. Kaz says they aren't angry rookies (Nexus diss) and they are the best wrestlers in the TNA Galaxy (WWE Universe diss). Styles plans on giving credibility to the title he has on his shoulder. The belt is no longer the Global Championship, it is now the TV Title. He will honor the title at all shows.
Kurt Angle is glad that Styles will honor the title. Angle reminds Styles is next in line for Angle's quest to the top.
Match #3: Beer Money vs. Motor City Machine Guns - Steel Cage match (Best of Five series, match #3)
The Guns climb over the cage behind BMI and leap off the ropes to get a quick jump on their opponents. Storm and Roode are sent face-first into the cage. Dream Sequence from the Guns. Roode is already bleeding. Storm is able to stop the momentum and BMI begin working on Alex Shelley. Roode tries for a superplex but Shelley stops it and hits a hurricanrana. A dropkick from Sabin that takes out both opponents. All four men in the ring. Roode clotheslines Sabin who flips. Shelley slams Roode's face into the cage and delivers a double foot stomp from the top rope. MCMG hit some quick offense to Storm but the Storm hits a F-5 like move to get back in control. Sabin gets a powerbomb/back cracker combination but Sabin kicks out. Sabin climbs to the top as Shelley stops BMI from climbing out. Sabin leaps off the top and takes out both men of Beer Money. Storm gets the beer bottle from the corner but hits Roode instead. Shelley hits a crossbody from the top as Sabin delivers a neckbreaker.
Winner: Motor City Machine Guns via pinfall
Mr. Anderson's music is playing but Matt Morgan comes out instead. Morgan is in the ring and wants the microphone to be lowered but it doesn't. Morgan is yelling at whoever lowers the mic and tries again. The mic comes down slowly. He mocks Anderson's introduction including the repetition of the name. The real Anderson is then out atop the ramp. The mic lowers right away for him. To show Morgan how easy it is, Anderson has the mic lowered again. Anderson wants to come closer and gets into the ring. Morgan is taunting Anderson to punch him and Anderson punches him in the lower regions. Anderson punches Morgan in the head a few times and then starts mocking him. Morgan puts a thumb to Anderson's eye and then beats down Anderson. The microphone's cord is used to choke Anderson until Jeff Hardy makes the save. Hardy and Anderson double-team Morgan until two security officials hit the ring and are acting really un-security like with the tossing around of Hardy and Anderson. The security are actually fighting with Anderson and Hardy until D'Lo Brown, Al Snow, and Pat Kenney hit the ring and D'Lo admonishes them.
Anderson and Hardy are backstage and Christy Hemme wants to know what happened out there. Anderson says that the two security men have always wanted to be wrestlers but had to settle for TV security. Now they have a match against Anderson and Hardy and they should bring Morgan with them.
Match #4: Kazarian vs. Rob Terry
The ref sends AJ Styles to the back. Kaz dropkicks Terry in the back before the bell sounds. Another dropkick but Terry isn't falling. Kaz flies at Terry but Terry catches him and delivers the Freak Buster.
Winner: Rob Terry via pinfall
Opinion: The match wasn't even a minute long. Rating: 1/4*
Match #5: Murphy, Gunner, and Matt Morgan vs. Mr. Anderson and Jeff Hardy
From the tweets I'm seeing, it seems that Murphy and Gunner are two men who are friends of the Hardys. Morgan tagged himself in as the match started and wants Anderson. Jeff makes that happen. Morgan tags Murphy in and Murphy doesn't waste much time before he tags Gunner. Swinging neckbreaker from Anderson. Anderson allows Jeff to launch off his back but Murphy clotheslines Hardy in mid-air. Whisper in the Wind from Hardy and he gets a nearfall. Anderson is grabbed by the head and it allows the heels to get in control. Morgan heads to the back. Anderson is able to hit the Mic Check and Hardy hits the Swanton Bomb.
Winner: Mr. Anderson and Jeff Hardy via pinfall
Hogan tells Christy that next week he has some huge news that we're going to love.
Eric Bischoff is with Ms. Tessmacher. On Aug. 12th, we are going to get to see something we've never seen before thanks to Dixie inspiring him. We're going to get PPV-quality action on iMPACT!. Abyss' music hits the ring. He just got done talking to "them" and "they" want him to make the main event for Aug. 12th. He wants to hang "Janice" hanging above the ring and have a ladder match. Bischoff agrees to the match to prevent Abyss from attacking him. Abyss states "Janice" wants him to return the favor for Bischoff's slap a few weeks ago but RVD's music hits and he storm the ring. A chair is thrown at Abyss and then RVD is able to take the Abyss into the corner. Van Daminator from RVD.
Abyss rolls to the outside. RVD tries to jump at Abyss but Abyss moves and he crashes into the guardrail. Abyss is looking at Dixie, who has backed up into the audience. D'Lo, Snow, and Kenney are out with chairs to stop Abyss. Before we go to commercial, Dreamer heads out for the match and he's given "Janice".
Main Event: Tommy Dreamer vs. Abyss
We return and the match is already underway. Abyss gets a garbage can lid to the back. Abyss lifts him up and drops him unceremoniously across the guardrail. Back suplex from Abyss to Dreamer unto a garbage can. Abyss is ready for a kendo stick shot but Dreamer avoids it. Dreamer hits a crossbody and then a clothesline. Abyss returns the favor by sending Dreamer into a chair that was wedged in the corner. Abyss goes up to the top but Dreamer crotches him. Abyss is flipped upside-down and Dreamer hits a dropkick into a garbage can that crashes into Abyss' face. Dreamer goes under the ring and pulls out a barbed-wire plank. A DDT to the plank is avoided by Abyss and Dreamer gets clotheslined. Abyss goes and gets "Janice". Abyss swings but Dreamer avoids it. A quick roll up gets Dreamer a two count. Dreamer sets up "Janice" in the corner and Irish whips Abyss towards it. Abyss stops himself. Dreamer has a garbage can but Abyss punches it and then chokeslams Dreamer on the barbed wire.
Winner: Abyss via pinfall
Abyss gets "Janice" but Raven comes out with a chair. It looks like Raven is about to attack Abyss but he strikes Dreamer with the chair. DDT to the chair and then Raven licks Dreamer across the face.
Former WWE Diva admits to using steroids Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 07/26/2010 at 05:49 PM
Dawn Marie Damatta, who performed for WWE from 2002 to 2005, admitted to the Connecticut Post that she used steroids during the course of her tenure in the organization.
“I chose to take that shortcut,” the former WWE Diva said. “Did Vince (McMahon) tell me to take that shortcut? No. Did WWE? No. Why did I do it? Because I thought that’s what I needed to do in order to keep up … There was no testing policy.”
Damatta feels one only needs to take a look at the physiques of present day WWE talent to know that steroid use is not as prevalent as it was in the past. She also believes the company’s drug testing policy has reduced the abuse of drugs such as painkillers, therefore saving lives. However, she feels Linda and Vince McMahon could do more to assist former talent.
“Wrestlers are taken as children, thrown into this industry and then we’re dumped back out as adults. There’s no learning in the world. We’re on the road, traveling, hustling, getting beat up,” Damatta said. “Where do I go? What do I put on a resume?”
Several released WWE stars now free to join TNA Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 07/25/2010 at 01:21 PM
Seven wrestlers released by WWE on April 22th, 2010 are now free to join TNA Wrestling (or any wrestling promotion for that matter) as their respective 90-day no-compete clauses have expired. Among those let go that fateful day were Mickie James, Shelton Benjamin, Katie Lea Burchill, Jimmy Wang Yang, Slam Master J, Kung Fu Naki and Mike Knox.
The contractual clause was put in place to prohibit wrestlers from immediately competing with nationally televised promotions following their release.
- Homicide is out of action with a groin pull and is trying to rehab the injury. Homicide doesn’t want to have surgery because he would have to pay for it out of his own money since TNA doesn’t cover things like that. When Hernandez had his neck surgery, TNA loaned him the money but took a percentage of his paycheck each week to pay back the costs.
- "EV2.0" or "Extreme Version 2.0" will be the new name for TNA's version of ECW. The name was an Eric Bischoff idea. Apparently, Tommy Dreamer tried to get fans to chant the new name at the TNA Impact taping on Monday night but things didn't work out too well. The idea is that TNA doesn't want fans chanting the "ECW" initials in case WWE decides to take legal action against them.
- In regards to WWE taking legal action against TNA, the word is WWE probably won't do anything if there is even a chance that they could lose a fight in court. TNA is allowed to use the name "ECW" in a past tense as long as they don't promote their PPV as an ECW event.
Randy Orton def. Jey Uso The Great Khali def. Edge by Count-out The Nexus def. Mark Henry, Evan Bourne, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, Yoshi Tatsu, Jerry Lawler & Goldust Divas Champion Alicia Fox def. Brie Bella Ted DiBiase def. John Morrison WWE Champion Sheamus & United States Champion The Miz def. John Cena & Chris Jericho
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - It’s often said that everything is bigger in Texas. Well, if you’re John Cena, that’s certainly proven true. As he and his seven-man SummerSlam squad move closer to the biggest bash of the season, the troubles, the tribulations and the headaches have all grown as large as the Lonestar State.
WWE Champion Sheamus & United States Champion The Miz def. John Cena & Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH) At the rate they’re disintegrating, it’ll be miraculous if Team WWE, led by John Cena, even make it to their 7-on-7 Elimination Tag Team Match at SummerSlam. During a tag bout pitting Cena & Chris Jericho against WWE Champion Sheamus & United States Champion The Miz, Cena and Jericho’s partnership descended into squabbling. The self-important Superstar turned on his partner, hobbling Cena with a Codebreaker, allowing The Miz the pin. Mr. Vocabulary then tried to lock in The Walls of Jericho, but Cena reversed the maneuver and squeezed Jericho into an STF.
Not long afterward, the remainder of Team WWE made their way to the ring, including Edge, The Great Khali, R-Truth and John Morrison. When Khali attempted to make peace between Jericho and Cena, Edge leveled him with a Spear. The rest of the squad continued the back-biting and vicious attacks, calling into question whether or not the tenuous team will rise to the challenge of The Nexus or fall into disarray.
Ted DiBiase def. John Morrison (PHOTOS | WATCH) Let’s face it, it’s pretty easy to despise Ted DiBiase. Not only does The “Fortunate Son” have good looks, heaps of cash and a gorgeous Diva on his arm, he also still manages to squeak out victories. This week, he faced John Morrison, who gave him a run for his plentiful money.
When DiBiase’s “protector” Maryse attempted to interfere with the match, Morrison’s pal and SummerSlam teammate R-Truth tried to assist. The help backfired, though, and cost The Shaman of Sexy the match. In the wake of the loss, Morrison verbally lashed out at Truth, offering further evidence that Raw’s seven-man SummerSlam squad may be in danger of unraveling.
Divas Champion Alicia Fox def. Brie Bella (PHOTOS | WATCH) Divas Champion Alicia Fox continues to flutter above the competition. This week, she faced down Brie Bella. During the bout, Alicia managed to foil The Bellas "Twin Magic" maneuver and notch the victory. In the mood to celebrate, Jillian, who had accompanied Alicia to the ring, began to belt out a stomach-turning tune. In no mood to hear it, though, Alicia dropped the tone-deaf Diva to the mat.
The Nexus def. Mark Henry, Evan Bourne, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, Yoshi Tatsu, Jerry Lawler & Goldust in a 7-on-7 Elimination Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) The Nexus looked like they were in seven Heaven. In a possible preview of their 7-on-7 Elimination Match at SummerSlam, the “N”-labeled squad thoroughly dominated a select group of Raw Superstars in the same match. The seven deadly sinners of Nexus used teamwork like a sledgehammer to crush their opponents, who included native Texan Mark Henry, Evan Bourne, David Hart Smith, Tyson Kidd, Yoshi Tatsu, Jerry “The King” Lawler & Goldust. After tossing out all seven opponents and having no one from The Nexus ejected, Wade Barrett and Michael Tarver taunted their SummerSlam foes, pointing out that the team assembled by Cena would never get on the same page due to their inflated egos.
The Great Khali def. Edge by Count-out (PHOTOS | WATCH) The fabric of the squad assembled to combat The Nexus continued to fray. After overhearing Edge complain about his inclusion in the group, The Great Khali challenged his potential teammate to a match. During the bout, The Nexus sauntered to the ring, prompting The Ultimate Opportunist to flee the squared circle. While Khali may have won by count-out, his situation looked precarious when The Nexus surrounded him. Rather than pummel The Punjabi Playboy, though, the group allowed him to go free.
Randy Orton def. Jey Uso; The Miz attempted to cash in Money in the Bank contract (PHOTOS | WATCH) For Jey Uso, facing and defeating Randy Orton would have propelled him near the top of the WWE totem pole. The Viper, however, wasn’t about to offer up his scalp so easily. Instead, Orton made convincing work of Uso as his brother Jimmy and Tamina looked on. After the victory, Orton dared WWE Champion Sheamus, who was also observing at ringside, to tangle with him.
Before the two could engage, Jimmy attacked Orton. Sensing an opportunity, the Irishman tried to kick his SummerSlam foe, but his errant boot ended up leveling Jimmy instead. At that point, The Viper deftly flattened The Celtic Warrior with an RKO.
The scent of vulnerability lured out United States Champion The Miz, who’s been bird-dogging Sheamus ever since capturing the Money in the Bank briefcase. Before Miz could cash in the briefcase, though, Orton slipped into the ring and also dropped Mr. Money in the Bank with an RKO.
Chris Jericho confronted John Cena; Raw GM made several announcements (PHOTOS) Chris Jericho bickering was probably inevitable. Last week, John Cena revealed that he would team up with Jericho, Edge, John Morrison, R-Truth, The Great Khali & WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart to battle The Nexus at SummerSlam. This week, Jericho started in with the whining. The self-important Superstar interrupted Cena and began protesting that he should be appointed head of the assembled squad. Mercifully, Cena halted the rant by knocking the microphone from Mr. Vocabulary’s hand.
Before tensions could bubble over, however, Raw’s anonymous General Manager interrupted. Through announcer Michael Cole, the mystery GM put forth three important declarations. First, the SummerSlam battle between Team WWE and The Nexus would now be a 7-on-7 Elimination Match. Secondly, The Nexus would put their unity to the test in the night’s main event, in which they face select members of the Raw roster in just such a bout. And lastly, Cena and Jericho would test their cohesion in a tag team match against two Raw Superstars.
Drew McIntyre & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes def. Matt Hardy & Christian Dolph Ziggler def. Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston (Non-Title Match) Big Show def. Joey Mercury Rey Mysterio def. Jack Swagger (No. 1 Contender's 2-out-of-3 Falls Match)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – In a stunning turn of events, Kane walked out of the Money in the Bank pay-per-view with the World Heavyweight Championship (full coverage). And as his Big Red curtain descended over SmackDown, an injured Rey Mysterio heroically outfought Jack Swagger, capturing the right to face the monstrous champion at SummerSlam.
Rey Mysterio def. Jack Swagger in a No. 1 Contender’s Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) Despite the overwhelming pain of his ankle injury, Rey Mysterio took on the ruthless Jack Swagger in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match to determine who would face new World Heavyweight Champion Kane at SummerSlam.
When Swagger refused to release his ankle lock on The Master of the 619 in the first part of their epic showdown, the official disqualified him, awarding the first fall to the masked Superstar. But, the damage had clearly been done.
Shortly after the second part of the match began, Mysterio attempted the 619. However, “The All-American American” caught his opponent at the last second and made him tap-out to his second ankle lock of the night.
After Swagger punished Rey in the third part of the match, he attempted to end things with the Gutwrench Powerbomb. Powered by his unrelenting heart, The Ultimate Underdog escaped the maneuver, using his adversary’s weight against him to score the third and final pinfall and win an opportunity to face Kane at SummerSlam. (Match preview)
When Swagger tried to punish Mysterio with an excruciating post-match ankle lock, Kane emerged to chokeslam the ruthless aggressor out of action. He then raised Mysterio’s hand and appeared to make his exit. However, when he suddenly returned to send a volatile message to his new No. 1 contender, Rey Mysterio turned the tables on him, hitting the 619 on the frightening World Champion.
Big Show def. Joey Mercury (PHOTOS | WATCH) The Straight Edge Society wanted revenge on Big Show for ripping CM Punk’s mask off one week ago. Although the gigantic Superstar was scheduled to face Luke Gallows, CM Punk changed things up at the last minute, ordering that his S.E.S. “Mystery Man” face Big Show instead. After punishing Punk’s unidentified disciple, Big Show unmasked him, revealing former Tag Team Champion, Joey Mercury! The World’s Largest Athlete then finished off his outmatched adversary with the knockout punch.
Dolph Ziggler def. Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in a Non-Title Match (PHOTOS | WATCH) After Kofi Kingston was sent flying out of the ring during his match with Dolph Ziggler, SmackDown Special Consultant Vickie Guerrero ordered his NXT Rookie, Michael McGillicutty, to leave ringside for checking to see if his WWE Pro was all right. Guerrero’s eventual interference allowed Ziggler to gain the advantage over the Intercontinental Champion, leading to a victorious sleeper hold by the bleach blond Superstar.
Drew McIntyre & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes def. Matt Hardy & Christian (PHOTOS | WATCH) Battered and bruised, four of SmackDown’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match combatants regrouped to lock horns in tag team action. But, when things spun out of control, Matt Hardy accidently connected with his partner, Christian. As Captain Charisma fell out of the ring, the confusion allowed Drew McIntyre to hit a devastating boot to the face on Hardy for the win.
World Heavyweight Champion Kane justified Cashing in the Money in the Bank on Rey Mysterio (PHOTOS | WATCH) Last Sunday, at the innovative new pay-per-view Money in the Bank (full coverage), Kane turned WWE upside-down – winning the SmackDown Money in the Bank briefcase and then cashing in his contract on the same night to defeat a war-torn World Champion Rey Mysterio.
Upon returning to Friday night, the new champion informed the WWE Universe that everything he did, he did for his fallen brother, The Undertaker. Vowing that no one would ever take the “holy grail” from around his waist, Kane reaffirmed his merciless search for The Phenom’s Memorial Day attacker.
“Showtime” Percy Watson def. Zack Ryder Michael McGillicutty def. Eli Cottonwood Husky Harris def. Kaval
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The second season two NXT Rookie was eliminated when the results of the latest NXT Poll were revealed, causing plenty of contention between the final six competitors on WWE NXT.
Eli Cottonwood was eliminated (PHOTOS) The results of the NXT Poll were revealed, and after the votes of the WWE Universe and the WWE Pros were combined, Eli Cottonwood was eliminated. Meanwhile, the immune Michael McGillicutty, who still boasts a perfect record, ousted Kaval for the No. 1 spot.
The results of the NXT Poll were as follows:
1. Michael McGillicutty 2. Kaval 3. Alex Riley 4. Percy Watson 5. Lucky Cannon 6. Husky Harris 7. Eli Cottonwood
After his elimination, an emotionally-charged Cottonwood attacked Harris and the other NXT Rookies. He shockingly shoved his WWE Pro, John Morrison, while walking up the ramp. When the final six NXT Rookies had a chance to tell the WWE Universe about becoming WWE’s next breakout star, Cottonwood returned, causing a brawl to erupt at the close of WWE NXT.
Husky Harris def. Kaval (PHOTOS) Hoping to make a last-minute impact, and a move upward in the NXT Poll, a confident Husky Harris defeated fellow NXT Rookie, Kaval. Earlier, Harris had a heated confrontation with Kaval, calling him “small fry” and referring to his WWE Pros, Lay-Cool, as his girlfriends. A confident Harris carried momentum into the ring, and during the match after he accidentally knocked Lay-Cool off the ring apron, capitalized on a distracted Kaval, pinning him in the last match before the WWE Pros voted in the NXT Poll. Harris upped his record to 3-2, while Kaval’s fell to 1-4.
Michael McGillicutty def. Eli Cottonwood (PHOTOS) Michael McGillicutty kept his record perfect with a victory over fellow NXT Rookie, Eli Cottonwood. McGillicutty, who won the NXT Rookies’ Obstacle Course Challenge the previous week, earning himself immunity from elimination, pinned the mustache-obsessed Cottonwood, who was disqualified during last week’s competition. McGillicutty’s untarnished record stood at 5-0, while the 7-footer Cottonwood’s fell to 2-2.
“Showtime” Percy Watson def. Zack Ryder (PHOTOS | WATCH) It’s “Showtime!” NXT Rookie Percy Watson earned a big win over a WWE Pro less than an hour before the results of the NXT Poll would be revealed. With his WWE Pro, MVP, cheering him on from the ring apron, Watson pinned Zack Ryder, becoming the first NXT Rookie to beat a WWE Pro in singles competition. “Showtime’s” record improved to 2-3 with his victory over Long Island Iced Z. (WATCH: The WWE Pros discuss "Showtime" Percy Watson)
The NXT Rookies grabbed the Open Mic (PHOTOS) The final seven NXT Rookies had one minute each to say whatever was on their minds, aside from why they shouldn’t be eliminated. Each NXT Rookie sounded off one more time before the WWE Pros cast their votes in the NXT Poll. Who left a lasting impression before tonight’s elimination?
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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