Jack Swagger def. MVP Alberto Del Rio def. Matt Hardy Drew McIntyre def. Kaval Kofi Kingston & Chris Masters def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler & Chavo Guerrero The Undertaker def. CM Punk
BALTIMORE – With Night of Champions just nine days away, The Undertaker upped the ante by proposing the match with World Heavyweight Champion Kane be a No Holds Barred Match. And in his first match since being attacked by his brother, The Phenom picked up a win over CM Punk.
The Undertaker def. CM Punk (WATCH | PHOTOS) He came. He saw. He conquered CM Punk.
Even though still feeling the lingering effects of being attacked by Kane, The Undertaker summoned from within to get the job done against the leader of The Straight Edge Society. After downing Punk with a chokeslam, it looked like it was over, but Punk managed to kick out of an attempted pinfall. Next, The Deadman went for a Tombstone, but Punk countered with the GTS. Finally, using his lethal Hell’s Gate submission hold, The Phenom forced Punk to tap out.
After the match, Kane’s maniacal laughter echoed throughout the arena while flames shot skyward from the ring posts. His presence was felt, but never seen. The question lingers: Will Kane accept The Undertaker’s challenge to make their Night of Champions bout a No Holds Barred Match? (Preview)
Kofi Kingston & Chris Masters def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler & Chavo Guerrero (WATCH | PHOTOS) WWE NXT season three Rookie Diva Kaitlyn started to introduce the match competitors, but Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero quickly snatched the mic from her and did the honors, focusing solely on Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler. In the end of the tag team encounter, Vickie's boyfriend fell to Kofi Kingston’s Trouble in Paradise. At Night of Champions, if Ziggler is counted out or disqualified in his match against Kingston, he loses the Intercontinental Title. (Preview)
Drew McIntyre def. Kaval (WATCH | PHOTOS) Cleary an underdog in the match against Drew McIntyre, Kaval was looking to have a good showing during his SmackDown debut. The WWE NXT season two winner held his own at some points during the bout, but the “Sinister Scotsman” dispatched of him with a Future Shock DDT.
Alberto Del Rio def. Matt Hardy (WATCH | PHOTOS) Alberto Del Rio arrived in style by driving a white Bentley to the ring. In his toughest challenge to date, Del Rio smashed Hardy into the steel ring post then forced him to tap out with a cross armbreaker. Then, before Del Rio could inflict more damage to Hardy after the bell, Christian came charging to the rescue. With Christian standing in the ring, Del Rio claimed from outside that Christian would pay for his actions at another place and time.
Jack Swagger def. MVP (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite a formidable fight from MVP, it was The “All-American American” Jack Swagger who picked up a victory by making MVP tap out to his painful ankle lock.
The Undertaker proposed a No Holds Barred Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Eager to go to war with World Heavyweight Champion Kane at Night of Champions, The Undertaker suggested that their match be a No Holds Barred Match. After The Deadman issued his challenge, CM Punk emerged and claimed The Phenom is on a “personal, downward spiral.” Unphased by Punk’s tough talk, The Undertaker described Punk as his “next victim.”
WWE Diva Michelle McCool has earned the number one position in Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s third annual “PWI Female 50″ chart ranking the top 50 women’s wrestlers in North America from July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010. She succeeds multi-time WWE Women’s Champion Mickie James, who charted No. 1 in last year’s list.
Pro Wrestling Illustrated attributes its decision to ranking McCool as the top women’s wrestler in North America with the following:
“FACT: In June 2009, McCool became the first woman in WWE history to have held both the Divas and Women’s championships, thanks to a win over Melina.
“FACT: Over the past 12 months, McCool has scored pinfall victories over Melina, Gail Kim, and Mickie James—three of the most decorated women wrestlers of the past decade.
“FACT: From July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, McCool held (or co-held) the WWE Women’s championship for 325 of 365 days.”
Pro Wrestling Illustrated also noted the following regarding McCool: “Here’s another fact: Michelle McCool—a woman who has been reviled by fans and derided by peers—is the best woman wrestler in the game today. Like it or not.
The “PWI Female 50″ is as follows following:
1. Michelle McCool 2. Angelina Love 3. Mercedes Martinez 4. Cheerleader Melissa 5. Eve Torres 6. Madison Rayne 7. Beth Phoenix 8. Mickie James 9. MsChif 10. Maryse 11. Tara 12. Sara Del Rey 13. Gail Kim 14. Awesome Kong 15. Madison Eagles 16. Sarita 17. Alicia Fox 18. Taylor Wilde 19. Daffney 20. Hamada 21. Velvet Sky 22. ODB 23. Nikki Roxx 24. Jillian 25. Portia Perez 26. Kelly Kelly 27. Rain 28. Angel Orsini 29. Natalya 30. Serena Deeb 31. Nicole Matthews 32. Amber O’Neal 33. LuFisto 34. Daizee Haze 35. Allison Danger 36. Layla 37. Kellie Skater 38. Tiffany 39. Jennifer Blake 40. Jazz 41. Melissa Coates 42. Cat Power 43. Malia Hosaka 44. Cherry Bomb 45. April Hunter 46. Jessicka Havok 47. Brittany Force 48. Naomi Night 49. Cindy Rogers 50. Roxie Cotton
Wade Barrett talks about his rise in WWE Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 09/11/2010 at 01:29 PM
In an interview with Tim Baines of Slam! Wrestling, WWE RAW star and leader of The Nexus Wade Barrett discussed his quick rise in his WWE career, having the opportunity to work alongside Chris Jericho, the reasoning behind the setup of The Nexus and more. Highlights of the interview are below:
On his decision to become a professional wrestler: “I was the tallest kid in my class, I decided to become a wrestler when I was 21. But I was all skin and bones. I had to improve my physique.”
On his rise in the WWE and main eventing WWE Summerslam: “It is pretty surreal, I got a bit nervous in the main event at SummerSlam, especially when I saw we were facing a team with many former world champions. But now I’m at the point where I almost expect to be at that level.
On the formation of The Nexus and whether he ever sees the group being cheered by WWE’s fans: “We decided we weren’t happy with the way we treated on NXT, we were made to do some ridiculous tasks. What we did by forming The Nexus was our reaction to the way we had been treated. And ultimately, it worked out very well for us. At one time, everybody hated D-Generation X and booed them. But then, later, the fans loved DX. I’ve never gone out and courted favours. I’ve never gone out to be booed, either. It’s just me being myself. I can see people in The Nexus getting cheered. It’s difficult not to like Justin Gabriel when you see him in the ring. He’s one of those guys like an Evan Bourne or a Rey Mysterio, a high flyer. Maybe fans will like half of the guys and hate the other half. But at the moment, the fans don’t like us too much.”
On working with Chris Jericho: “Look at the top stars, wrestlers like Randy Orton, John Cena and Chris Jericho. They’ve got the (microphone) skills, the appearance, the ring skills, even the facial expressions. One thing (Jericho) talked to me about was that you can’t be strong in just one area. It was absolutely a huge deal to work with him. On the last ECW show, when they announced what the pro and rookie pairings would be, I had no idea who I’d be paired with. So I sat at home, like everybody else, watching ECW. I’ve always been a huge fan. When I looked at the list (of pros), I definitely got the ace in the pack.”
R-Truth def. William Regal Goldust & Gail Kim def. Primo & Jillian Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft def. Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins Big Show def. Luke Gallows Don’t know where to catch “WWE Superstars”? Find WGN America in your area. Can't see “WWE Superstars” on WGN America in your area? Stay with WWE.com for full results, photos and video clips of all the action.
Big Show def. Luke Gallows (PHOTOS | WATCH) After disappointing CM Punk with a loss to Big Show on SmackDown, Luke Gallows attempted to make it up to his Straight Edge Society leader by defeating the giant. Of course, dismantling The World’s Largest Athlete is much easier said than done. So it came as no surprise when Big Show stomped down the ring, plowed through Gallows and picked up a dominating victory. Will the SmackDown giant be just as imposing when he faces CM Punk at Night of Champions? (PREVIEW)
Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft def. Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins (PHOTOS | WATCH) Two weeks ago, Trent Barreta & Caylen Croft defeated Vance Archer & Curt Hawkins on “WWE Superstars.” Tonight, The Dude Busters' luck was much the same as they used their cunning and agility to stop their more powerful opponents. With another big victory, Croft & Barreta move another step up the ladder in the tag division and another step closer to the WWE Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty.
Goldust & Gail Kim def. Primo & Jillian (PHOTOS | WATCH) Two of the NXT Rookie Divas from WWE NXT season three got a close-up view of WWE action tonight as Aksana and A.J. were at ringside during this wild bout. The WWE hopefuls may have had a hard time keeping up with the action, though, as the combatants in this match kept a furious pace. But just when it looked like Jillian & Primo were going to steal one, Goldust hit the Puerto Rican Superstar with a twisting suplex to score the win for his squad.
R-Truth def. William Regal (PHOTOS | WATCH) Before the match between R-Truth and William Regal even started, a battle broke out when The British Brawler grabbed a microphone and declared that, "Anyone can rap!" What followed was the biggest insult to hip hop music since Vanilla Ice dropped “Ice Ice Baby” on the world. Thankfully, R-Truth was there to shut Regal’s mouth.
6-foot-9 Diva rants more about her situation Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 09/10/2010 at 02:49 AM
The following is yet another blog from the official website WWE Diva Aloisia, who was recently cut from season three of WWE NXT, and has been in the news over some controversial photos from her past.
To say that this has been a rough week would be a huge understatement. First, my "no-talent" NXT Pro Vickie Guerrero fires me from NXT because she can't deal with the fact that I'm twice her size and not the least bit intimidated by her. I mean, did you see how she humiliated Kaitlyn on national TV last night? This is nothing against Kaitlyn...I think she's adorable, but EXCUSE ME...if Vickie had pulled that stunt with me, she would have found herself flat on her back, under my boot. Kaitlyn, you deserve better than some washed up middle-aged "Pro" who's been resting on her laurels for about the past 20 years or so.
Next, I find out that maybe the "real" reason I was fired was because of some ridiculous lingerie photo shoot I did when I was 18. Um, EXCUSE ME, but if what I did was so unforgivable then can someone please explain why my "favorite" person, VG, has a (censored) nude photo shoot posted on the WWE.com website?
As if that weren't enough, new rumors subsequently popped up on various blogs that I was fired because I was "too green" for TV or didn't have enough experience in the ring. I can't wait to find out what the next rumor will be. I feel like I'm watching myself on the Truman Show, LOL!
Anyway, I'm not here to complain. I'm actually here to thank all my fans and supporters for having my back this past week. I want all of you to know that unlike Vickie Guerrero, I'm not sitting on the couch eating potato chips and watching Days of Our Lives. In fact, I've hired a new personal trainer and I have my first session tomorrow. I may be off NXT, but I intend to use this time to get even bigger and stronger and sculpt my 6'9" body into a veritable work of art. I'll be sure to post video of my training session, you can all see how hard I'm working for you, my loyal fans.
Mark my words...I WILL be back and when I return, Vickie Guerrero, you better pack your bags and run for the hills. And Beth Phoenix, honey...I've got you in my sights as well. Every time you look in your rear view mirror, that's me you see coming up behind you. And yes, I stole that line from Mad Men
TMZ.com is reporting that TNA star Hulk Hogan was release from a Florida hospital earlier today after suffering from severe back spasms this past weekend. Hogan also hinted that he would be marrying his girlfriend Jennifer soon.
WWE Universe, visit NXT.WWE.COM Wednesday night at 7 ET/4 PT for the WWE NXT replay featuring “Shootin’ Straight with Joey Styles” – a controversial live chat with WWE.com’s Joey Styles and special guests, including WWE Superstars and Divas. (MORE)
Details on Vickie Guerrero's NXT Diva Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 09/08/2010 at 04:58 PM
Following Vickie Guerrero's firing of her original NXT Rookie Diva, Aloisia, the Official Consultant to Smackdown announced Kaitlyn as her replacement on Tuesday's episode of NXT.
Kaitlyn, who's real name is Celeste Bonin, is a Houston based fitness model the company signed over the summer. She began training in July and debuted shortly thereafter in Florida Championship Wrestling under the name Ricki Vaughn.
The former fitness competitor placed first in the 2007 NPC John Sherman Classic Bodybuilding, Figure And Fitness Championships. She was also Miss November in the 2008 Hardfitness Calendar.
John Morrison def. Chris Jericho Divas Champion Melina def. Alicia Fox John Cena def. Justin Gabriel Edge def. The Great Khali by Count-out Edge def. The Great Khali in an Over-the-Top-Rope Challenge Randy Orton def. Wade Barrett
WASHINGTON D.C. – In the shadow of the breathtaking Washington Monument, Randy Orton made a few breathtaking monumental statements of his own. In the U.S. capital, The Viper countered the attacks of four Superstars with a flurry of RKOs.
Randy Orton def. Wade Barrett (PHOTOS | WATCH) Randy Orton seemed a man possessed. In the night’s main event match, The Viper faced off against Wade Barrett as WWE Champion Sheamus, Edge and John Cena looked on from ringside. And although the opponents appeared evenly matched, Orton slithered past his foe when the leader of The Nexus was haunted by a face from his past: Darren Young.
The banished Nexus member distracted Barrett long enough to allow The Viper to level him with an RKO and prevail in the match. Orton, however, was hardly content with a singular strike. He subsequently coiled around Young, Edge and Sheamus, leaving each incapacitated by an RKO.
Although Cena entered the ring as well, the two appeared justifiably cautious in the presence of one another, content to stare each other down until next week when they will happily settle any scores.
Edge def. The Great Khali (PHOTOS | WATCH) With his spot in the Six Pack Challenge hanging in the balance, Edge hoped to defeat his opponent, The Great Khali, by count-out. The victory, however, left Raw’s anonymous General Manager hungry for more. As a result, the GM announced that the match must end with a definitive conclusion and would be an Over-the-Top-Rope Challenge.
Since Khali captured the World Heavyweight Championship in a joust of this kind, the stipulation appeared to favor the Punjabi giant. The Ultimate Opportunist, however, wasn’t beaten yet. Despite the tremendous setback, Edge managed to depose his lofty adversary, sending him tumbling over the top rope and maintaining his slot in the Six Pack Challenge at Night of Champions.
John Cena will face winner of Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett match Raw’s anonymous General Manager chimed in to inform the WWE Universe that the winner of the match pitting Randy Orton against Wade Barrett will be “rewarded” with a match against John Cena on next week’s Raw. Adding to the excitement of next week’s show, Raw Roulette returns! The high-stakes wheel promises to provide a series of unexpected and must-watch matches.
United States Champion The Miz accepted title match challenge from Daniel Bryan (PHOTOS |WATCH) The Miz has arrived. Despite his arrogance, the United States Champion does deserve some credit. After all, he did make it onto the cover of this month’s WWE Magazine. As Mr. Money in the Bank boasted about the honor, Daniel Bryan cut him short. Daniel Bryan respectfully asked for a title match against Miz at Night of Champions.
Miz accepted, so that, as he said, he might embarrass his nemesis. As the two Superstars shook on it, “The Cleveland Screamer” took a cheap shot. Daniel Bryan, however, flipped the script and locked Miz in the LeBell Lock. Just as it appeared Miz was prepared to tap out, his season two NXT Rookie Alex Riley charged the ring from the audience and rescued the United States Champion. Afterward, Miz allowed Riley to get locked into the LeBell Lock and suffer as he simply looked on. Once Daniel Bryan had released the hold, he then kicked over the poster-sized photo of the magazine cover Miz had so smugly displayed.
John Cena def. Justin Gabriel (PHOTOS | WATCH) John Cena wasn’t about to give Justin Gabriel the satisfaction. The South African had already hit Cena with three 450° Splashes over the past few months, including one the week before, after which Gabriel had pinned Cena.
This week would tell a far different story. Without his contingent of Nexus cronies to rely upon, Gabriel failed to notch a fourth devastating 450° Splash. In fact, he appeared to flail in the face of Cena’s strength and size advantage, finally succumbing to a vengeful Attitude Adjustment off the top rope to end the match.
Divas Champion Melina def. Alicia Fox (PHOTOS | WATCH) Invoking her rematch clause, former Divas Champion Alicia Fox challenged current champion Melina to a title match. Angered that she might be relegated to “lumberjill” status during the Divas and Women’s Championship Unification Lumberjill Match, Fox needed a win to recapture the spotlight. Alas, the towering Floridian came up short against Melina, who retained her title.
John Morrison def. Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH) After deserting their teammates in last week’s 5-on-5 Tag Team Elimination Match, Chris Jericho and Edge were informed by the Raw GM that they must win their singles matches tonight in order to maintain their slots in the Six Pack Challenge at Night of Champions.
An ill-tempered Jericho was none too happy, especially when his opponent was revealed to be The Guru of Greatness, John Morrison. Unfortunately for Jericho, his fury was only compounded when Morrison toppled Mr. Vocabulary, not only handing him a loss but, in essence, booting him from the Six Pack Challenge and snuffing out any hope he may have had of capturing the WWE Title.
Randy Orton confronted The Nexus; Raw GM arranged main events (PHOTOS) Modest. Humble. Self-effacing. Three characteristics foreign to the arrogant Superstars of The Nexus. The five outlaws kicked off Raw by recapping last week’s episode, in which they ganged up on The Undertaker and punished The Phenom, and also prevailed in a 5-on-5 Tag Team Elimination Match after both Chris Jericho and Edge abandoned their squad.
When the five members took turns bragging, Randy Orton interrupted the self-righteous revelry. Just when the rhetoric between Wade Barrett and The Viper became overheated, Raw’s anonymous General Manager broke in to inform Nexus that while their collective effort may have been impressive, they would be put to the test as individuals tonight. First up, The Nexus’ leader Wade Barrett would face Orton, the man he pinned last week to win the main event match. Next, Justin Gabriel would battle the man he pinned the week before, John Cena. And neither Nexus member would enjoy the assistance of their fellow outlaws since The Nexus is banned from ringside during both bouts. Pay-Per-View Schedules
Edge/Jericho on Smackdown, Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 09/05/2010 at 05:12 PM
- WWE.com is advertising that Edge and Chris Jericho will be a part of Smackdown when the show moves to Syfy in October. The ad also lists injured Diva Beth Phoenix as being part of the show, which might indicate she will return when the show officially makes its move.
Event: TNA No Surrender Pay-Per-View Airdate: Sunday, September 5th, 2010 (Pay-Per-View) Location: Universal Studios Soundstage 21 in Orlando, FL RESULTS BY TNAWRESTLINGNEWS.COM
TNA No Surrender Opener:
We get a video of the four men who are going to compete in the semi-finals of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship Tournament. Anderson, Pope, Hardy, and Angle.
- We get a standard video package to open the show, this also highlights the Tournament matches taking place tonight.
- The pyro hits. and Mike Tenay welcomes us to the PPV proper. The TNA World Tag Team Championship match will open the show, and as reported previously here on the site, Generation Me will be replacing London Brawling. Their music hits and Gen Me make their way to the ring.
TNA World Tag Team Championship Match The Motor City Machine Guns (c) vs. Generation Me
The bell rings, and Jeremy and Shelley will be starting things out. Shelley takes Jeremy right down, but it's not for long as both men begin a bit of chain wrestling. Shelley ends up getting the better of Buck several times, even scoring a near fall off of a quick roll up. More chain wrestling and a quick tag to Max Buck who comes in and trades holds with Shelley. Shelley's technical prowess proves to be too much as he's able to subdue Buck and tag in Sabin. Sabin comes in and trades holds, and dropkicks with Max, before both men go nose to nose.
Max tags out quickly, and Jeremy comes in, Shelley also tagging in. Jeremy is able to get the upper hand on Shelley, and a quick tag, and a moonsault to Shelley's arm, followed by another tag and a double stomp to Shelley's arm from Jeremy. Jeremy continues to focus on Shelley's arm, but he's fooled by a blind tag, and the Guns are able to double team Buck with a chancery/dropkick combo. Sabin scores a two count, then tags in Shelley. Shelley takes Jeremey right down to the mat and locks in a crazy inverted crab, lifting Buck entirely off the mat. The hold stays locked in until Max breaks it up. Shelley tags out, and Jeremy is able to make a quick to to Max, who comes in as a house of fire and is able to take out both Guns, scoring a near fall on Sabin.
Shelley makes the tag unbeknownst to Gen Me, and he hits a beautiful single leg dropkick to Max, taking him down for a two count. This match is moving so fast. Enzugiri to Max and Shelley tries to climb the ropes, only to be cut off by Jeremy, and hit with a neckbreaker on the apron. Jeremy sends Shelley back into the ring and Max tries repeatedly for a quick cover. Max tags out and Jeremy comes in and tries for a suplex, but Shelley blocks it. Shelley is able to fight out of it, but he goes right down and sells his neck. Max tags in and we get a double dropkick from Gen Me that's good for a near fall.
Max hits a big dropkick and tags out to Jeremy, who tries to score a quick pin, but only gets two. Jeremy locks in a full nelson on Shelley, but Shelley is quick to fight out of it. Shelley goes to the ropes and goes right back down. Double team work from Gen Me is avoided by Shelley, who is able to make the hot tag to Sabin. Sabin comes in as a house of fire and takes Jeremy out of the ring before working over Max with a beautiful springboard tonado DDT. Sabin goes for the pin but it's broken up by Jeremy. Things break down quickly and everyone is involved. Shelley and Jeremy are on the floor and Max and Sabin trade blows in the ring.
Max is able to back Sabin into the corner and Gen Me hit a crazy assisted sliced bread, but Shelley breaks up the pin. Gen Me won't have any of it as they take Shelley out of the way and go for More Bang for your Buck on Sabin but it doesn't work out. Insane combination of superkicks, and The Guns hit a neckbreaker/crossbody combo on Jeremy to put Gen Me down for the count.
Winners and STILL TNA Tag Team Champions: The Motor City Machine Guns
After the bell, Generation Me attack the Guns, sending Sabin out of the ring, and focusing on Shelley. Gen Me drag Shelley to the side of the apron where the hit a ridiculous double ddt to the floor. The ref is immediately there and holds up the X, but it looks like a work. Sabin comes in and brawls with Gen Me as an EMT runs down and Gen Me scamper up the ramp, laughing the whole way.
Shelley sits up, to the cheers of the crowd, and he makes his way to his feet with the help of two EMT's. Shelley slowly makes his way to the back.
TNA X Division Championship Match Douglas Williams (c) vs. Sabu
Sabu tries to jump Williams right at the bell, but Williams is able to avoid him twice. A third time and Sabu is able to take Williams down, but it's not for long. Williams takes Sabu down to the mat in a headlock takeover, but Sabu trades holds locking in a headscissors. Both men are back up to their feet and another lockup and Sabu takes Williams down with a headlock takeover. Williams fights out of it and tries for a submission but Sabu is able to make it to the ropes to break the hold. Williams focuses on Sabu's arm, locking in an armbar, but Sabu is able to back Williams into the corner and break the hold.
Sabu sends Williams into the corner and hits him with a big clothesline before going to the apron and hitting a slingshot legdrop on Williams. Sabu locks in a half camel clutch, but Williams is able to reach over to the bottom rope to break the hold and he rolls to the apron. Sabu hits a baseball slide and follows it up with a somersault dive over the top rope on top of Williams. Sabu grabs a table and sets it up like a pro, but Williams uses the distraction to turn it around. He sends Sabu back into the ring and goes to the middle rope, hitting a diving European uppercut that's good for a near fall.
Williams tries to go to the top again, but he's caught by Sabu. Sabu tries to go for a hurricarana, or at least it looks like it, but it's pretty noticeably botched. Sabu goes to the outside and grabs a chair and Hebner admonishes him so he drops it. Sabu beats on Williams for a bit before setting up the chair and using it for a springboard moonsault that's good for a two count. Sabu gets greedy and another try and Williams hits a drop toe hold, sending Sabu face first into the chair. Williams sends Sabu into the corner and hits a kick to the leg that looks like a bit of a low blow. Williams takes Sabu out with a clothesline that's good for another near fall before focusing on Sabu's back.
Sabu begins to fight back with a big right hand, but Williams comes right back with a European uppercut. Sabu hits a springboard DDT out of nowhere and both men are down. Sabu crawls over for a pin but only gets two. Springboard back elbow from Sabu and another two count on Williams. Sabu sets up the chair again and uses it to leap off of onto Williams with a big kick. Sabu sets the chair up again, but Williams kicks it right into Sabu's gut. Williams connects with a beautiful gut-wrench suplex, but it's only good for two. Williams goes for a German, but Sabu fights out of it and Williams rolls to the outside.
Sabu tries for a springboard, but messes up, drops back to the ring and springboards over onto Williams. Sabu sets Williams on the table that was set up previously, and Sabu dive over the ropes again, but Williams avoids it, causing Sabu to crash through the table. Williams tries to use the chair, but it's taken away by Hebner, so Williams uses the belt to crack Sabu in the head instead. Williams pins Sabu and this one's over.
Winner and STILL TNA X-Division Champion: Douglas Williams
Christy Hemme is backstage with Mr. Anderson. Anderson says it will be the biggest match of his career tonight, and he doesn't care if the Pope doesn't trust him. Anderson says tonight he'll do some preaching of his own, because his congregation will be on their feet shouting 'We are A-holes'. Anderson walks off.
Velvet Sky vs. Madison Rayne
The bell sounds and this one is ready to begin. Tara distracts Sky right off the bat, and Rayne uses it to her advantage, choking Sky in the corner. Rayne gloats a bit too much though and Sky is right there, but it's not for long as Rayne takes her to the mat and rains down with fists before simply choking her. Rayne locks in a cravat, and throws Sky down to the mat where she locks in a camel clutch, before dragging her to the middle of the ring and locking it back in. Sky is able to make her way out of the hold and she slaps Rayne across the face, allowing her to score a quick roll up, but Madison pops right back up to regain control of the match.
Rayne goes for a couple of quick pins on Sky, but she can't get more than two. Rayne tries for a headscissors, but Sky simply tosses her down to the mat. Sky begins to show signs of life with a couple of big clotheslines and a back elbow. A spear for Sky takes Rayne down to the mat, where she slams her head repeatedly down. Sky hits a facebuster and tries for the pin, but Tara pulls her to the outside. Tara looks to use her helmet on Sky, but it's broken up by Love. Back in the ring, Sky counters Rayne with a big DDT, and she pins Rayne for a three count.
Winner: Velvet Sky
Christy Hemme is backstage with Jeff Hardy. He says tonight he's going up against the greatest wrestler in the world, but tonight is about getting the title in honor of RVD, who never lost it.
Falls Count Anywhere Match Rhino vs. Abyss
Rhino runs down to the ring to a bit of love from the crowd, and while Abyss makes his way out, Rhino runs right up the ramp and brings the fight right to him, starting this one early. Rhino brings Abyss right down to the ring, where he grabs a trashcan and a couple of other goodies from under the ring. Abyss rolls to the outside, so Rhino slingshots himself to the outside over the top rope. Abyss is right back up and he pounds on Rhino, both men fighting through the crowd and into the back.
Abyss and Rhino fight out toward a rollercoaster and the outside. The crowd is dead. Abyss sends Rhino shoulder first into a trash can before slamming him head first into a chain link fence. Abyss and Rhino fight back into the Impact Zone and through the tiny backstage area back out into the crowd. This is simply a brawl, and it's not very pretty.
Both men fight their way back into the ring where Abyss tries to go for a hip toss, but Rhino blocks it and hits a big clothesline. Rhino pounds on Abyss in the corner for a bit, but when he tries to whip Abyss across the ring and into a trash can, Abyss reverses it and Rhino suffers instead. Abyss rolls to the outside after Rhino, and Rhino is quick to fight back, slamming Abyss' head into the barricade as they fight their way up the entrance ramp. Abyss fights right back, slamming Rhino into the barricade and going for a quick pin that's good for two. Rhino throws Abyss hard through part of the stage, and he follows Abyss under the stage where they continue to fight.
Rhino and Abyss disappear from camera for a while, and the crowd doesn't like it. They eventually crash through the other side of the stage, and Abyss goes for a cover but he only gets two. They fight back up the entrance way and to the ring yet again. The crowd is chanting for Rhino and Abyss doesn't like it. Abyss grabs part of the ringside barricade and pulls it up and into the ring, propping it in the corner. Abyss pounds on Rhino in the corner, but when Abyss tries to whip Rhino into the barricade, Rhino avoids it, hits a flying clothesline and follows it up with a series of blows to the head with a cookie sheet. A gore, and a belly to belly from Rhino takes Abyss off of his feet.
Rhino tries for another gore, but Abyss catches him by the throat and chokeslams him on a trash can. Abyss goes for the cover but only gets two. Abyss rolls to the outside and goes up the ramp, grabbing Janice, the board covered with nails. Abyss makes his way back to the ring, but he eats a gore pretty quickly that's good for a two count.
Rhino ducks a clothesline, but Abyss is able to connect with a black hole slam out of nowhere. Abyss goes for the pin, but Rhino is able to kick out at two. Abyss resets the barricade in the corner. He gets Rhino in powerbomb position, but Rhino counters out with a short arm clothesline. Abyss makes his way up to his feet with the assistance of the guardrail. Rhino tries to hit the gore, but Abyss moves and Rhino connects with the barricade. Black hole slam from Abyss, and a quick pin, and this one is over.
Sting and Kevin Nash vs. Jeff Jarrett and Samoa Joe
We get a video package with the history over the past few weeks leading up to this match.
Joe and Sting look to start things out for their respective teams. Sting attacks Jarrett right off the bat, and Nash uses the distraction to jump Joe. Joe fights off Nash with a big running knee, and turns right to Sting, taking him down with a huge kick. Joe tags in Jarrett, who comes in and works over Jarrett with a series of blows before being caught from behind by a clothesline to the head from Nash. Nash tags in and begins working over Jarrett with right hands. Jarrett tries to fight back, but a knee to the stomach stops Jarrett. A hot shot and side walk slam from Nash is good for a near fall on Jeff.
Nash hits a series of knees to Jarrett's midsection before tagging out to Sting, who comes in and works over Jarrett with punches and kicks before focusing on Jarretts arm with a couple of nasty arm wrenches. Sting hits a big Stinger splash on Jarrett in the corner, and he climbs the ropes, trying for a Vader bomb, but eating Jarrett's knees instead. Jarrett is able to make the tag, but the ref is distracted by Nash so is doesn't count. Double clothesline from Sting and Jarrett at the same time, and both men are down.
Joe is able to make the tag in and he goes to work on both Sting and Nash, eventually taking Nash out with an elbow suicida. Jarrett and Sting trade blows in the ring and Sting hot shots Jarrett into the corner. Jarrett grabs the baseball bat, and Jarrett uses it to hit Sting in the stomach and the throat. Joe comes back into the ring and locks in the rear naked choke. Jarrett holds off Nash on the outside. The referee calls the match as Sting is unable to answer the call.
Winners: Samoa Joe and Jeff Jarrett
"I Quit" Match A.J. Styles vs. Tommy Dreamer
We get a video package of the feud between EV2.0 and Fourtune, that has led up to this match.
AJ Styles is the first man out to the ring, and he gets a big pop from the crowd. Styles is wearing his title, whatever it's called this week, but it's not up for grabs tonight. Styles takes his belt and walks off to the side of the stage where he hides. Dreamer's music hits, and when Tommy makes his way out to the ring, Styles tries to ambush him. Dreamer sees it coming and ducks the belt shot, only to pound on AJ all the way down to the ring. AJ tries to catch Dreamer again, but Dreamer hangs AJ's arm up in the ropes and this one is on.
Dreamer sends Styles out to the floor with a back body drop, and Dreamer locks AJ in a rear chin lock around the ring post but AJ doesn't quit. Dreamer and Styles trade blows with Dreamer punching and Styles chopping. Dreamer locks in a crazy full nelson camel clutch, but AJ still won't quit. Styles is able to fight out of it, and he fish hooks Dreamer, but Dreamer stands up with Styles on his back, backing him up into the corner. Styles charges Dreamer in the corner, but Dreamer avoids it and Styles connects with the ring post.
Styles rolls to the outside, and Dreamer follows with a big running clothesline from the apron, taking Styles down. Dreamer tries for a suplex out on the floor, but Styles reverses it and Dreamer crashes into the entrance ramp instead. Styles goes for the figure four, but Dreamer grabs one of the stage lights from the entrance ramp and uses it to bash AJ in the head before wrapping the cord around Styles' mouth.
Styles is able to send Dreamer into the ring apron to take him down, and Styles exposes the concrete floor by moving the ring mat. Styles calls for the Styles Clash, but Dreamer fights out of it and sends AJ shoulder first into the ring post. Dreamer follows it up with a big shoulderbreaker. Dreamer asks a fan for a chair, and the fan happily obliges. Back in the ring, Dreamer continues to work over Styles' shoulder with an arm bar, but AJ still won't give. Dreamer wraps the chair around Style's arm and executes a big leg drop, furthering the damage to Styles' arm. Dreamer locks in a weird, chair assisted wrist lock, but Styles fights out of it.
Dreamer hits a flying arm bar into the chair and tries for a crossface, but Styles rolls to the outside. Dreamer follows and continues to work over the arm, wrapping it around a barricade. Styles won't quit, and he picks Dreamer up, crotching him on the barricade. Styles stomps away at Dreamer, before slamming the barricade down on top of him, and wrapping his leg up in it. Styles hits Dreamer with a big right hand, and things move back into the ring.
Styles tries for the figure four, but Dreamer fights it off. Styles hits a big round kick to the back of Dreamer's leg, and pulls him by the legs, crotching him on the ring post. Styles locks in a figure four while Dreamer's legs are wrapped around the ring post, but Dreamer still doesn't quit. Styles hits a kneebreaker, putting Dreamer down on top of a chair. Styles goes for, and is able to lock in the figure four leg lock.
Dreamer is able to turn the figure four over, reversing the pressure, but Styles gets out of it, and cuts Dreamer right off by planting him face first on a chair. Styles tries to set Dreamer up and kick through a chair, but Dreamer moves and Styles' leg is caught up in the chair. Dreamer stomps at the chair, and AJ screams. Dreamer has a fork from somewhere, but when he tries to use it Styles ducks and connects with a Pele kick.
Dreamer rolls to the outside, and Styles tries to follow, but when he goes to dive, Dreamer connects with a kendo stick shot to the head. Dreamer connects with a kendo stick assisted pumphandle slam, and goes for a kendo stick assisted cross face, breaking the stick across AJ's face. Styles comes up with a fork out of nowhere and he uses it, jabbing it at Dreamer's face. Styles shoves the ref out of the way, and Dreamer obviously blades. Styles digs the fork into Dreamer's eyes, and Dreamer is forced to quit.
Winner: AJ Styles
Christy Hemme is backstage with Kurt Angle. Angle says losing isn't an option for him tonight. He says Hardy is a great wrestler, but he's not Kurt Angle. Angle says he's the greatest wrestler in the world, and he's going to go on to win the TNA World Heavyweight Title at Bound for Glory.
Semi-Finals of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship Tournament If Angle loses, he will retire from wrestling Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Hardy
The bell rings, and we're ready to start. Both men lock up, and Angle backs Hardy into the corner where we get a clean break. Another lock up and Angle takes Hardy right down and into a front face lock. Hardy backs into the ropes and forces the break. Another lock up and Hardy locks in a side head lock and hangs on for a bit. Dueling chants from the crowd. Angle fights Hardy off, but eats a shoulder block right away and another side headlock. Angle takes Hardy into the corner, forces a break, and connects with a couple of big right hands.
Angle tries for a suplex, but Hardy counters with a front suplex that leads to a flurry of offense from Hardy. It doesn't last long though as Hardy catches a huge powerbomb from Angle. Angle picks Hardy up just to put him right back down with anothe right hand. Angle locks in a rear chin lock, wrenching away at Hardy's neck. Hardy fights back up to his feet and out of the hold, but he walks into a back elbow from Angle. Angle locks in a reverse bear hug on Hardy in a seated position.
Hardy fights to his feet and out of the hold, hitting Angle with a running forearm and a couple of clotheslines before botching, then hitting, a basement dropkick. Hardy eats a release overhead belly to belly suplex from Angle that's good for a two count. Angle locks in a rear chin lock and continues to wear down Hardy. Hardy drops down, and gets out of the hold, before going up to the top rope. Angle is right on his feet and he goes to the top rope, launching Hardy off with a super belly to belly suplex that's good for a near fall. Angle tries for an Angle slam, but Hardy counters sloppily and hits a twist of fate that's good for two. Hardy goes up top and tries for the swanton, but Angle moves and Hardy crashes and burns. Angle connects with the Angle slam, but only gets two.
Angle tries for the ankle lock, but Hardy fights it off. Instead, Angle goes for, and hits three German suplexes in a row, but he still can't keep Hardy down for more than two. Angle goes to the top rope and he tries for a moonsault, but Hardy rolls out of the way and Angle misses. Hardy goes up and hits the whisper in the wind. Hardy goes for the pin but he only gets a two count. Angle rolls to the outside, but Hardy is quick to follow, hitting a twist of fate on the outside. Hardy climbs to the top rope and dives out with a swanton, on top of Angle, out to the floor.
Both men are slow to get up, from what looked to ultimately be a needless bump. Back in the ring, both men beat the count. Hardy and Angle trade blows on their knees, then stand up and trade more. Twist of fate attempt from Hardy is reversed and Angle connects with a release German suplex. Angle goes to the top rope and hits a beautiful frog splash, but it's still only good for a two count.
Angle is back up to his feet first, and he pulls Hardy to his feet. Angle tries for another powerbomb, but Hardy is out of it with a back body drop. Hardy connects with a twist of fate, but it's not enough, so Hardy hits a leg drop, and follows it up with a quick swanton bomb. Angle is still able to kicks out at two. Another swanton from Hardy, and he still can't keep Angle down. Hardy goes up to the top again and goes for another swanton, but Angle gets his knees up to block it.
Angle connects with an Angle slam for a two count, and both men are down. Angle goes for, and is able to lock in the ankle lock. Hardy counters out of it, sending Angle through the ropes and out to the floor. Hardy goes out to the apron, and leaps off toward Angle with a big diving clothesline. Hardy picks Angle up and sends him back into the ring, but Kurt locks in the ankle lock again out of nowhere. Hardy tries to fight out of it, but Angle is relentless. Hardy is able to grab the bottom rope, so Angle drags him back out to the middle of the ring. Hardy kicks his way out of the hold, but he gets a big clothesline for his troubles.
Angle goes right back to the ankle lock, and Hardy continues to try and fight it off, but Angle will not let go. Hardy gets to the ropes, but Angle pulls him right back off and grapevines the leg. Hardy crawls, and even though he doesn't tap, the bell rings. JB announces that the 20-minute time limit has expired.
After the match, Eric Bischoff makes his way out from the back and he confers briefly with Dixie Carter, who is ringside. Bischoff grabs a microphone, and says that given the importance of this match, there's no choice but to add another five minutes on the clock.
Another period, and Kurt goes right back to the ankle, stomping on Hardy's foot.
Angle locks in some kind of crazy reverse ankle lock, but Hardy fights out of it, kicking Angle out to the floor. Hardy is able to hit a dropkick, sending Angle into the guardrail, and Hardy follows to the outside, where he slams Angle head first into the ring steps. Hardy rolls Angle back into the ring, and he goes to the top rope, but Angle is there, crotching Hardy on the top rope. Angle hits Hardy with a big right hand to the side of the head, and he connects with a giant Angle slam from the top rope. Angle pins Hardy, but it's still not enough.
Both men get back to their feet and Angle charges Hardy, only to be dumped over the top rope with a big back body drop. We're in the final minute of the match. Angle beats the count back into the ring. 30 seconds. Angle rolls Hardy up for two. Double clothesline and both men are down. 10 seconds. Angle pins Hardy, but he only gets two as time runs down again.
Bischoff says there needs to be a winner, 5 more minutes on the clock. This is ridiculous.
Angle choked Hardy in the corner with his boot. Angle pounded Hardy with elbows, then rammed him in a corner and hit some shoulderblocks. Angle charged for another shoulderblock, Jeff moved, and Angle went shoulder first into the ringpost, then fell to the floor. Jeff rammed Angle into the ringsteps, then did it a second time. Angle was busted open. They got back into the ring, and Hardy applied a Boston Crab. Angle's face was in a pool of blood. Angle fought out of the hold and countered into an ankle lock. Hardy went for the ropes, but Angle pulled him back into the center of the ring and added a leglace to the move. Hardy struggled with 30 seconds left on the clock. Time ran out, and we had a buzzer again.
Eric Bischoff got in the ring, and called for trainers to come look at Angle's cut head. Angle was demanding more time. Bischoff put on a headset and was talking with someone, then was talking with the referee. Bischoff got on the mic and said that the trainers were telling them Angle could not continue due to the cut on his head. Bischoff said they were declaring the match a no-contest. Shannon Moore came out and checked on Hardy. Angle and Bischoff walked back to the locker room, arguing. Angle's cut didn't even seem to be bleeding anymore, as the trainers had wiped off his face.
Result: No Contest
Christy Hemme is backstage with Pope. Pope says he'll give Hemme some advice, bet on Pope. He says that Anderson is an A-hole, and a smelly one at that. Pope says that Anderson has been trying to pull the wool over his congregation and he's not happy with that. Pope says when the ref counts, DDE, Pope will be Bound for Glory, and he's spoken.
Semi-Finals of the TNA World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Mr. Anderson vs. D'Angelo Dinero
The bell rings and we're ready to begin the main event of the evening. Both men lock up and end up in the ropes, forcing a break that's not necessarily clean. Another lock up, and we get a similar result. Another lock up, and this one ends up not amounting to anything. Anderson goes behind Pope and they trade holds wrestling on the mat for a bit. Pope locks in a front face lock, but Anderson reverses into a hammerlock. Pope fights out of it quickly, and things break down with both men just trading blows, and Anderson stomping Pope down in the corner.
Anderson traps Pope in the corner with a series of right hands, but Pope comes right back with a single arm DDT. Pope locks in a hammer lock, then drops Anderson right down with a belly to back suplex. Pope drops a knee on Anderson's face, and goes to work on Anderson's arm, slamming his wrist down into the mat. Pope kicks at Anderson's shoulder before picking him up and executing a hammerlock slam.
Pope locks in a keylock, but Anderson fights up to his feet and out of it with some big clubbing rights, and a series of clotheslines and a back elbow. Anderson picks Pope up to his feet, and when Pope goes for a diving shoulderblock, Anderson simply ducks and Pope crashes and burns. Anderson uses this to his advantage, pounding on Pope before stomping away at his stomach.
Anderson locks in a hammerlock and sends Pope shoulder first into the corner, which is good for a two count. Anderson chokes Pope against the middle rope, but Pope begins fighting back. Pope ends up running right into a big boot from Anderson however, and it's good for a two count. Anderson locks in a keylock of his own, wrenching Pope's elbow. Pope fights out of it and up to his feet, but Anderson catches him with a knee to the gut.
Anderson connects with a hammerlock belly to back suplex, continuing to work over Pope's arm. Anderson props Pope in the corner and hits him with a couple of right hands. Anderson tries to send Pope into the ring ropes, but it's reversed, and both men go for the clothesline at once. Anderson is up first, but Pope is quick to fight back with a big series of blows. Inverted atomic drop and flying shoulder block from Pope take Anderson to the mat. Pope hangs Angerson up on the middle rope, jumping down across his neck.
Pope goes to the top rope, but Anderson is there to stop him and crotch him on the top rope. Anderson goes for a superplex, but Pope is able to fight it off. Anderson fights right back, so he goes for a top rope superplex instead. Pope fights it off again, and Anderson ends up crotched on the top rope and he falls to the outside. Pope dives to the outside on top of Anderson.
Pope rolls Anderson back into the ring and goes for the pin, but he's only able to get two. Pope tries for the DDE, but it's countered. Anderson tries for the mic check, but it's countered too. Anderson is able to connect with the standing Green Bay plunge, and that's good for a two count. Anderson picks Pope up, and Pope catches Anderson with 4-Up, and a codebreaker, but Anderson kicks out at two. Pope stomps away at Anderson. Anderson connects with the mic check, but it's still only good for two.
Pope hits Anderson with unrelenting combinations before trying for the DDE, but Anderson avoids it. Anderson connects with the mic check, and he pins Pope, and this one is over.
Winner: Mr. Anderson
Anderson celebrates in the ring. Anderson grabs the mic and announces himself the winner of the match. He does his usual mic stuff. The show ends.
WWE headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut is undergoing a slight renovation as an office is being built for Paul "Triple H" Levesque, who was recently promoted to an executive role within the organization.
According to a company source, the multi-time wrestling champion now officially serves as WWE Chairman Vince McMahon's creative advisor.
While Triple H has had Vince's ear for the past several years, it was always in an unofficial capacity. From this point forward, he will have a much more authoritative voice in regards to the company's creative direction and its many performers.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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