World Heavyweight Champion Kane def. Chris Masters WWE Tag Team Champions “Dashing” Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre def. The Hart Dynasty Chavo Guerrero def. Kaval Big Show def. Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer (Handicap Match) CM Punk def. Luke Gallows MVP def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler (Count-out)
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – In an historic night, Paul Bearer stunned the entire WWE Universe – as well as World Heavyweight Champion Kane – by emerging from a casket, hoisting his mystical urn high and reenergizing the weakened Undertaker!
Paul Bearer returned to WWE (WATCH | PHOTOS) After Kane demanded The Undertaker face him at Hell in a Cell, a group of druids hauled a casket to ringside. But when the champion raised the lid expecting to find The Deadman, he was stunned to see Paul Bearer!
As The Big Red Monster recoiled in fear, the “Father of Destruction” sat up displaying his infamous urn. Then, after a few seconds of tense darkness in the arena, the champion found himself standing in the ring between Paul Bearer and The Undertaker.
No longer the listless Superstar we saw at the close of their Night of Champions match, The Phenom was full of fury. As The Undertaker launched a vicious assault on his brother, Paul Bearer looked on, clutching his urn. Terrified and confused as to what was unfolding, Kane ran up the entrance ramp. Finally, as Paul Bearer raised his urn high, it was clear that The Undertaker had transformed back into The Phenom who struck fear into countless souls.
At Hell in a Cell, what will unfold between the three who share a long, twisted history together? (Preview | More on Paul Bearer)
MVP def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler by Count-out (WATCH | PHOTOS) Things got ugly outside the ring when a jealous Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero shoved her NXT Rookie Diva Kaitlyn – who was trying to assist a shaken Ziggler rise from the arena floor. Next, Kaitlyn shoved back – but much harder – throwing Guerrero to the floor. Uneasy with what transpired, Kaitlyn made her way up the entrance ramp. Then, despite Ziggler’s consoling, Guerrero also walked out. The match continued, but the chain of events clearly weighed on Dolph’s mind. Despite continuing to battle MVP, a disgruntled Ziggler eventually grabbed his title and simply walked away from the match, handing The Ballin’ Superstar a victory by count-out.
CM Punk def. Luke Gallows (WATCH | PHOTOS) Before their match, Luke Gallows roughed up his former mentor CM Punk in the locker room area. (WATCH) With The Straight Edge Society no more, Gallows was looking to prove his mettle on his own. However, The Second City Saint stopped his former disciple cold by stunning him with the GTS.
Big Show def. Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer in a Handicap Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Similar to his commanding performance at Night of Champions against CM Punk (PHOTOS), Big Show had no problem overcoming two-on-one odds against Curt Hawkins & Vance Archer by making Archer tap out with the Colossal Clutch.
Alberto Del Rio announced he will face Rey Mysterio and attacked Christian for the second time of the night (WATCH | PHOTOS) Alberto Del Rio arrived in style by driving himself to ringside in a turbo Bentley. Then, after being introduced by his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriquez, Del Rio recalled brutally attacking Christian earlier in the night, and fracturing Rey Mysterio’s wrist on the Aug. 27 edition of SmackDown (WATCH). After the self-praise, Del Rio announced Rey Mysterio will be on SmackDown's debut on Syfy. Del Rio also said Mysterio challenged him to a match. After all the talking, Christian entered the ring and battled it out with Del Rio. During the melee, Del Rio’s personal ring announcer got involved by grabbing Christian’s leg. In the end, Del Rio dished out more pain and suffering to Captain Charisma by subjecting him to a cross armbreaker then smashing him into the steel ring post.
Chavo Guerrero def. Kaval (WATCH | PHOTOS) Veteran Superstar Chavo Guerrero put away WWE NXT season two winner Kaval with a frog splash. Despite showing signs of promise, Kaval’s SmackDown record now stands at 0-2.
WWE Tag Team Champions “Dashing” Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre def. The Hart Dynasty (WATCH | PHOTOS) In a Night of Champions title rematch, the new WWE Tag Team Champions faced the former champions after they invoked their rematch clause. Sinister Scotsman Drew McIntyre got the win for his team by exposing the steel turnbuckle, smashing Tyson Kidd’s head into it, then finishing him off with the Future Shock DDT.
World Heavyweight Champion Kane def. Chris Masters; declared he will destroy The Undertaker’s soul (WATCH | PHOTOS) Hot off Night of Champions, The Big Red Monster continued his winning ways by destroying Chris Masters to kick off SmackDown. After accomplishing what few have done – breaking out of the Master Lock – Kane brutalized Masters, chokeslammed him then finally decimated him with a tombstone. After the victory, the champion proclaimed that he will soon destroy The Undertaker’s legend and very soul.
Former WWE star Giant Gonzalez dies Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 09/25/2010 at 02:09 AM
Former WWE performer Jorge González (a/k/a Giant González) passed away Wednesday in San Martin, Argentina, reports Argentinian news outlet Impulso Baires. He was 44 years old.
Sources from González's hometown, El Colorado, confirm that he was taken to San Martin after "suffering a decompensation."
González had been suffering from poor health for years as he was confined to a wheelchair and used a dialysis machine to treat kidney failure. It was announced last year that González would return to the United States in May 2010 for an appearance at the "Legends of the Ring: wrestling convention in Monroe, New Jersey. Ultimately, he was forced to cancel the appearance due to ongoing health problems.
Originally a basketball player, González was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the third round of the 1988 NBA Draft. When his NBA career didn't pan out, Hawks owner Ted Turner offered González a job as a professional wrestler with another of his ventures, World Championship Wrestling. After a year of training, González was introduced to fans as "El Gigante" on May 19, 1990 at the WCW pay-per-view, Capital Combat. He enjoyed a lengthy run as a fan favorite before parting ways with the organization in 1992.
González's jumped ship to the World Wrestling Federation the very same year and debuted as "Giant González" at the 1993 Royal Rumble, where he eliminated The Undertaker from the Rumble match despite not being an official participant. The move laid the foundation for a rivalry that lasted the length of Gonzalez's WWE career as he parted ways with the organization shortly after being put to rest at the hands of "The Deadman" at the 1993 SummerSlam.
González wrestled in New Japan Pro Wrestling before retiring in 1995 due to ongoing health problems. His last match took place on February 8, 1995 against The Great Muta.
González is the fourth former WWE talent to pass away within the past seven weeks, following Lance Cade, Luna Vachon and Mike Shaw (a/k/a Bastion Booger).
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Goldust def. William Regal (PHOTOS | WATCH) Much like Primo and his Rookie Diva A.J., the pairing of Goldust and Aksana on WWE NXT has been a perfect match. The pair of blondes strutted to the ring tonight to take on The Bizarre One’s most loathed rival, William Regal. One of the few Superstars on Raw who can match Goldust in the experience department, The British Brawler brought the fight to the gilded one. But Regal’s submission expertise was not enough to combat Goldust’s unorthodox offense. Sensing an opportunity, The Bizarre One hit the Final Cut to score another win.
John Cena def. The Nexus in a Gauntlet Match by Disqualification; John Cena and Wade Barrett agreed to a match at Hell in a Cell (PHOTOS | WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2) In a replay from Monday’s Raw, John Cena took on the five members of The Nexus in a Gauntlet. Not one to back down from a challenge, the Legendary star methodically muscled his way through Heath Slater, David Otunga and Michael Tarver. But before he could polish off Justin Gabriel, Nexus charged the ring, pummeling Cena and allowing him to win by disqualification.
After the bout, Cena rampaged against the band of outlaws, sending them scurrying up the entrance ramp. After The Nexus’ retreat, Cena proposed a challenge of his own to the group’s leader: The two of them one-on-one when Hell in a Cell takes place inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Before consenting, though, Barrett proposed that were he to win, Cena must join The Nexus. Cena agreed, but only on one condition: If he were to win, The Nexus must disband. The Englishman reluctantly agreed as the two men narrowed their eyes on one another, eager to end their hostilities once and for all within the confines of the Devil’s Playground.
Primo def. JTG (PHOTOS | WATCH) On the third season of WWE NXT, Rookie Diva A.J. has been one of the major standouts in the heated competition. Some of the credit for her impressive performance has to go to Primo who has been showing her how to make it in WWE. The Puerto Rican Superstar’s lessons continued tonight as he gave A.J. a first-hand education in how to win a competitive match when he pulled out a victory over JTG in the opener of “WWE Superstars.” If the spunky competitor can put these instructions into action, she may come out on top of WWE NXT.
MVP Comments on the Surgery of Christian Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/23/2010 at 09:47 PM
WWE Smackdown wrestler MVP wished Christian a speedy recovery from surgery. On his Twitter page, MVP wrote, "VIP's let's wish @Christian4Peeps a successful surgery & a speedy recovery! The good guys need him back quickly! But his cats are happy!"
Footage plays from last week of Eric “I might as well be running TNA” Bischoff trying to make the Bound for Glory main event a triple threat, getting overturned by Dixie “I’m still president” Carter and the Jeff Hardy/Kurt Angle match that ended in a double pin.
Rob Terry comes out to the ring in his attire, so we must have a match. Before his opponent could even come out we go backstage to security trying to restain Rob Van Dam backstage. Abyss’s music plays and he comes out through the Madison Rayne and Tara entrance way with Janice
Rob Terry vs. Abyss
Crowd chants “Abyss Sucks.” Abyss gets several straight right hands in the head and abdomen of Terry. Abyss Irish Whips him into a corner but gets a clothesline for his effort and then a spinkick. Terry charges in the corner at Abyss but eats a boot and a clothesline. Abyss beats Terry in the corner again with right hands and plunges at him with a running splash. Abyss goes for a chokeslam, but Terry breaks free, holds Abyss for a moment then powerslams him. Terry picks Abyss up over his shoulder and delivers a British Bulldog powerslam for a two count. Terry goes for a chokeslam on Abyss but Abyss rakes the eyes and hits a side supex for a two count. Abyss goes for a chokeslam this time and gets it, but only gets a two count. Abyss runs right through Terry with a clothesline knocking him out of the ring as a split screen moment occurs and it shows Jeff Hardy and Rob Van Dam planning a attack on Abyss. As the split screen closes Abyss rips a part of the steel guardrail and throws it at Rob Terry.
Winner by Disqualification: Rob Terry
Abyss throws the guardrail on Terry two more times before a very bandaged and chair weilding Rob Van Dam limps down the stairs through the crowd. Abyss sees him and grabs Janice, but security runs out with chairs and Abyss backs off. Gunner and Murphy come out trying to restrain Van Dam, but RVD struck one as the other stood in shock as Van Dam gingerly gets in the ring. He grabs a mic and thanks the fans for their support, and says the reason he’s here tonight is to show the fans that he’s not going anywhere. He asks Eric Bischoff to come out to the ring.
RVD is in the ring with Bischoff, and RVD is telling Bischoff how upset he was about being stripped of the TNA World Title and the announcement of the title tournament, but there’s nothing he can do about it, so he wishes luck to Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, and Mr. Anderson. Van Dam challenges the winner to give him the first title shot. But what he’s here to talk to Bischoff about is his physical condition because he hates looking like this and appearing vulnerable. His doctor has given him a date of clearance to return to the ring, and it’s 10/10/10. He wants Abyss at Bound For Glory. Bischoff says he wants it, the fans want it, and Bischoff wants it for him, so he makes the match: Rob Van Dam vs Abyss at Bound For Glory.
Tonight: Dixie Carter has a major announcement. But wait, Bischoff is still in the ring and the Pope’s music hits. Pope comes walking out and he doesn’t look like a happy camper. Pope says hi to Eric and says since he’s in a mood to do favors, he can do Pope a favor and tell him what the hell’s going on around here. Bischoff looks confused, and Pope says he can smell crap a mile away and Bischoff is full of it. In the past month or so, he’s done what few men have been able to do: he beat Matt Morgan, then the week after that he pinned Kazarian, and then the week after that, Pope pinned Kurt Angle giving Mr. Anderson a win. He’s not going to complain about what happened at No Surrender, but he wants to know how RVD is going to get the first title shot after Bound For Glory, and how Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy got into the main event of Bound For Glory without winning. Bischoff says he hopes Pope is not accusing him of what he’s accusing him of, to which Pope replies that he’s not accusing Bischoff of anything, he’s telling him straight to his face that he’s a con man. Bischoff says they need to take this in the back and discuss it like professionals, not this way and not right now. Bischoff drops the mic and walks off, followed closely by Pope.
We go backstage to the women’s dressing room as Angelina Love & Velvet Sky are getting their makeup done, and Lacey Von Erich strolls in, pulls a chair up behind them, and sulks. Velvet asks Lacey if she’s okay, and Lacey says no, she’s really ******* pissed off over Madison Rayne getting Tara to beat her ass. She kicks her chair over and stalks off. Velvet said she’s never seen her even the tiniest pit pissed off before.
We go backstage to Pope and Bischoff, and Pope is yelling at Bischoff to put him in the title match at Bound For Glory. Bischoff says if he’s up for it, he’ll put him in the ring with Samoa Joe tonight and if he can get by Joe, he’ll put Pope in the title match.
Jeremy Buck vs Chris Sabin
Sabin goes to a side headlock, Jeremy fires him into the ropes and Max trips him from the floor. The referee sees it and kicks Max Buck out of ringside. Sabin rolls Jeremy up from behind, then gets a hiptoss and a shoulderblock and covers for a two count. Sabin is heavily favoring his shoulder, and gets an armbar on Jeremy. Jeremy makes the ropes and elbows Sabin in the shoulder on the break, then leaps to the apron and comes back in with the slingshot facebuster for a two count. Jeremy gets a snapmare and Dragon Sleeper on Sabin, then gets a neckbreaker for a two. Jeremy chokes Sabin on the top rope and then charges him in the corner, but Sabin gets the boot up, heads out to the apron, suplexes Jeremy to the outside but he lands on his feet on the apron and DDTs Sabin on the apron, then rolls him back in the ring and covers for a two. Jeremy gets a full nelson, but Sabin backs him into the corner to break, so Jeremy nails a chinbreaker to the back of the head and then goes for a tornado DDT, but Sabin escapes and gets an enziguiri and a schoolboy rollup for the win.
Winner by pinfall: Chris Sabin
Max comes running back in and nails Sabin and Generation Me beat him down 2-on-1. GenMe kills Sabin with the the hanging DDT. Max grabs the title belt from ringside and he and Jeremy hold it up high.
Velvet Sky and Lacey Von Erich are shown backstage walking.
Last week on Reaction, the Pope said his top priority is to win the TNA World Title, and he feels like he’s being held back. Jeff Jarrett said that Pope’s got an ego problem, and he can complain when he has the kinds of matches and gets the kinds of reactions that Jeff Hardy and Kurt Angle do.
Knockouts Tag Team Title Match: Taylor Wilde & Hamada vs Velvet Sky & Lacey Von Erich
Lacey and Taylor start, Lacey gets an armdrag but Taylor comes back with an ankle pick and a side headlock takeover. Lacey sends Taylor into the ropes and manages to drop down and hiptoss Taylor, then hiptosses and armdrages Hamada. Lacey tags Velvet (who is already in the ring) and she cranks the arm of Hamada, who rolls out and plants a running boot right in the chest of Velvet. Hamada gets a slam but misses the moonsault and Velvet capitalizes with a diving dropkick to Hamada. Taylor tags in and exchanges pinning combinations with Velvet, but Velvet gets the advantage and drops a few elbows on Taylor before tagging Lacey back in. Taylor kicks her legs out from under her and gets a running dropkick to Lacey. Hamada gets tagged in and they hit a double suplex for a two count. Hamada nails an enziguiri and a cradle suplex for only a two count. Taylor gets tagged back in and flattens Lacey out with a clothesline, but Lacey whips Taylor to the corner and tries to go up and mount her, falls off, does it again, and does a bad Frankensteiner. Velvet and Hamada come in and brawl and wind up out on the floor, and then Madison Rayne runs in and nails Lacey with the motorcycle helmet, and Taylor takes advantage of it and hits a spinning kick and covers Lacey for the win Winners by pinfall and still Knockout Tag Team Champions: Taylor Wilde & Hamada
Angelina comes running out and stares angrily after Madison Rayne as Velvet checks on Lacey.
Backstage, Tommy Dreamer is arriving at the Impact Zone, and he’s got EV2.0 with him.
We go to a video package of Jesse Neal, detailing his history aboard the USS Cole and dream of becoming a professional wrestler. He trained at Team 3D’s school and then was signed to a contract by TNA, left the Team 3D fold, and formed a team with Shannon Moore.
We go to the broadcast booth as Mike Tenay and Taz are joined by Dixie Carter, who announces that the main event of the live Impact on 10/7, everyone on the Bound For Glory card will participate in a $100,000 battle royal. Taz said they should be an announcer’s battle royal for $50,000. Tenay then asks Dixie about the major change she teased months ago on her Twitter, and she said that details about that are going to start to come out on the live Impact.
“The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero vs Samoa Joe
Joe attacks Pope before the ring, tosses him into the corner, and pummels him with rights. Joe whips Pope into the ropes and catches him with a flying knee. Joe unloads with a series of rights, but Pope comes back with a few kicks and an STO and covers for a two count. Pope tries coming off the ropes again but Joe wipes him out with a double axhandle, whips him into the corner and charges in with an elbow and a leaping enziguiri for a two count. Pope fights his way out of Joe’s chinlock but Joe flattens him with a clothesline and applies the chinlock again. Pope fights out again and takes Joe down with a series of double axhandles, an inverted atomic drop, and a flying shoudlerblock for a two count. Pope comes off the ropes but Joe catches him with a snap powerslam for two count, and then Pope ties Joe up in the ropes and gets a neckbreaker. Jeff Jarrett comes out to cheer for Joe as Pope puts the boots to him in the corner. Joe recovers as Sting and Kevin Nash come down to ringside and attack Jeff Jarrett, he hooks the Kokina Clutch and Pope passes out. Winner by Submission: Samoa Joe
Joe immediately goes out to the floor and helps even the odds, and he and Jarrett are able to turn things around on Sting and Nash.
Backstage, Christy catches up with EV2.0. She notices that “the boys are back in town.” Tommy says that he forgot who he was, but these guys helped remind him, and Dixie Carter made a Lethal Lockdown match at Bound For Glory, and Sabu will face AJ Styles later tonight to decide who gets the advantage.
Ken Anderson is backstage walking and drinking Red Bull.
We’re back from commercial, and Mr.Anderson comes out and tells the assholes he loves it when they make noise. He asks Kurt Angle to join him in the ring. Anderson says it’s no big secret that he is what his t-shirt says, which by the way, can be purchase on shoptna.com. ((Jarrett’s Jab – Nothing like a DX-esque cheap clothing reference.)) That’s not going to change at Bound For Glory, and the interesting thing they have in common is that they both don’t play politics and they don’t swing from the boss’ nuts. Well, Anderson admits that would technically be impossible in TNA, but the point is that he thinks Kurt is without a shadow of a doubt the best in the business, but at Bound For Glory, he plans to be better. Angle says he respects that and the fact that he’s saying this to Angle’s face like a man, and when he started in this business, he had the mindset that he wanted to be the best, and anything less would be failure. Here he is, ten years later, and he’s accomplished everything he’s set out to do. They’re going to have a problem at Bound For Glory, because he promised everyone that if he lost on his way to regaining the TNA World Title, he’d retire. But there’s something Anderson needs to understand: what Angle does in this ring is who he is, he’s sacrificed everything and many people don’t know where his drive and determination come from and that he’s some kind of freak, maybe he is and maybe he isn’t, but at Bound For Glory, he’s not going to lose because without wrestling, Kurt Angle doesn’t have anything. Angle extends his hand to Anderson and Anderson shakes it, then raises Kurt’s hand so everybody can applaud him…for the last time. Angle looks at him and Anderson said he was an asshole.
Ric Flair is backstage with Fortune, and he calls them the heart and soul of TNA, and in Lethal Lockdown, EV2.0 are going to be gone from TNA. Tonight, AJ has a ladder match with Sabu and the winner gets the advantage at Lethal Lockdown. They give Flair a Smirnoff Ice so he can chug the entire thing.
The Shore is coming in two weeks!
Backstage, Kevin Nash and Sting ask the Pope if he has the information they need. Pope says he doesn’t know what information they want, and they mention his rendezvous with Miss Tessmacher. Pope looks shocked and asks them if they know, and Sting says that’s what they’ve been fighting for all this time. Pope says he’s in.
A video package hyping the Fortune-EV2.0 match at Bound For Glory plays.
Ladder Match for the Lethal Lockdown Advantage: Sabu vs AJ Styles
AJ unloads with some heavy rights to start, but Sabu fires back and beats AJ down. Sabu tries to go for the ladder, but AJ kicks the middle rope into Sabu’s groin as he stepped through the ropes to take the advantage. AJ sends Sabu into the ropes, but Sabu comes back with a flying headscissors and a clothesline off the ropes. Sabu climbs out of the ring and goes after the ladder, but AJ chases him out to the floor and nails him. AJ tries to suplex Sabu, but Sabu picks him up and dumps him chest-first on the guardrail. Sabu slides the ladder in the ring and heads back in, but AJ yanks the ladder back out and slings Sabu’s neck across the top rope. AJ picks up the ladder and puts it on the apron, and Sabu baseball slides it into AJ’s ribs. Sabu rams AJ into the rail and grabs a chair, then heads back in. Sabu nails AJ as he gets back in the ring and tries to climb, but AJ nails him and Sabu falls to the mat. AJ tries charging Sabu in the corner, but Sabu moves and then takes the ladder and nails him with it. He picks it back up and tries to launch it at AJ, but AJ dodges and the ladder flies out to the floor. AJ goes out and brings it back to the apron, and Sabu tries the baseball slide spot again, but AJ lifts the ladder out of the way and Sabu slides to the floor where AJ cracks him with the ladder. Mick Foley comes wandering out of the back.
We come back to Sabu tossing a chair at AJ’s head, then setting the chair up for a triple jump into the corner on AJ. Sabu follows that up with a triple jump dive at AJ and both of them tumble over the top to the floor. Foley gets in Flair’s face on the floor and Matt Morgan nails Foley from behind and holds him so Flair can kick him in the nuts. Tommy Dreamer comes running out to help, but Kazarian comes out of nowhere to tackle Dreamer and they brawl at ringside. The rest of EV2.0 and Fortune all come pouring out to ringside and a big brawl erupts as AJ sets up the ladder and starts climbing, but Sabu pushes the ladder over and AJ falls onto the top rope, and then Sabu hits a springboard dive onto everyone on the floor. Sabu sets up the ladder and starts climbing, but Bobby Roode comes in and nails Sabu, but then Rhino comes in and gores Roode. James Storm comes in and superkicks Rhino, but Sabu nails him and sets the ladder back up, and he and AJ each climb up one side of the ladder. They fight at the top of the ladder and Sabu knocks AJ to the mat, but Storm runs back in and cracks the beer bottle over Sabu’s head, then literally carries AJ to the top of the ladder where he can grab the key.
Winner: AJ Styles
Fortune will now have the advantage in Lethal Lockdown.
Jeff Hardy is backstage with Rob Van Dam and saying how good it is to see him back here, and says that if he wins the title at Bound For Glory, he’ll give RVD the first title shot. RVD says he has no doubts about Hardy and walks off, leaving Hardy staring off into space, deep in thought when all of a sudden, Abyss runs in and I guess knocks out the cameraman because the camera ends up on the floor as we hear Abyss beat Hardy up and ask him if he wants to fight like his buddy.
After commercial, Abyss is carrying Jeff Hardy’s unconscious form out from the back. He tosses him in the ring, then grabs the mic and asks RVD if he’s wondering why he’s got his best friend Jeff Hardy here with him. Seeing RVD here was like seeing a ghost because he was never supposed to come back, and the fact that he did only proves that he’s just as ignorant and pathetic as he thought. THEY gave Abyss strict orders to eliminate him from TNA, and he made one mistake: he left RVD breathing. He’s going to correct that on 10/10/10 because at Bound For Glory, THEY will finally reveal themselves and begin the takeover of TNA. And on 10/10/10, Abyss and Janice are going to finish the job once and for all because they’re not going to hurt, maim, or cripple RVD. On 10/10/10, Abyss and Janice are going to slaughter RVD. After talking to Janice backstage, she doesn’t want to wait until 10/10/10, she wants another piece of him tonight, so Abyss yells for RVD to come to the ring. RVD’s music finally hits and he comes staggering out with a chair. Abyss tears Hardy’s shirt off and starts to go after RVD, but RVD throws the chair at Abyss’ head and gets in the ring. Abyss boots him in the fact and starts pounding on RVD, hanging him up in the corner and charging in with a splash. Abyss grabs Janice and stands over RVD. Reaction picks up where iMPACT left off.
According to a source, TNA has either signed or is very close to signing former WWE Women's and Divas Champion Mickie James.
James recently polled her fans on Facebook and Twitter asking if she should join TNA and most of them said yes.
We'll have more shortly.
WWE Women's Champion Mickie James is expected to sign a contract with TNA Wrestling today � if she hasn't already. Those close to the situation have indicated that James would finalize her contract today, but additional details are not available at press time. It appears as though the two sides have definitely agreed to a verbal deal though.
Despite her release from World Wrestling Entertainment earlier this year and simultaneous foray into the country music world, James continued her wrestling career as she has appeared on numerous independent shows since that time.
According to one source, James is expected to debut in October, likely at the October 7th live TNA iMPACT! or the October 10th TNA Bound For Glory PPV.
More as we get it.
It was reported earlier today that former WWE Diva Mickie James had come to terms with TNA Wrestling and would be signing a contract very soon, if she hasn't already.
We can confirm after checking with other sources that James and TNA working together is a "done deal."
TNA President Dixie Carter personally signed James.
As noted earlier, Mickie James is expected to debut on television within the next month, with the October 7th live edition of iMPACT! and Bound For Glory on October 10th being discussed as the likely shows.
Shelton Benjamin comments on WWE release Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/22/2010 at 11:15 PM
Shelton Benjamin commented on his WWE release via his Twitter page. "Do i think i should have been a world Champion, HELL YES! Was I underutilized? Without a doubt. Do I have issue with WWE, NO!... "I NEED TO BE AWAY FROM WWE so I can grow are a performer. There are many things about that company that SUCK, but I got no time to be crying about it."
Not sure why this came up today, but Shelton was very classy in saying WWE held up their end of the bargain by paying him a lot of money and that they never promised him anything.
A.J. def. Maxine Naomi, Jamie & Kelly Kelly def. Kaitlyn & Lay-Cool
Week Three results:
NXT Rookie Diva Challenge: A.J. won Musical Chairs (PHOTOS | WATCH) A.J. def. Maxine (PHOTOS | WATCH) NXT Rookie Diva Challenge: A.J. won Talk the Talk Challenge? (PHOTOS | WATCH) Naomi, Jamie & Kelly Kelly def. Kaitlyn & Lay-Cool (PHOTOS | WATCH) NXT Rookie Diva Records:
A.J.: Challenge wins: 2, Win/Loss record: 2-1 Aksana: Challenge wins: 0, Win/Loss record: 0-2 Jamie: Challenge wins: 1, Win/Loss record: 2-0 Kaitlyn: Challenge wins: 1, Win/Loss record: 1-1 Maxine: Challenge wins: 0, Win/Loss record: 0-2 Naomi: Challenge wins: 2, Win/Loss record: 2-0 WWE Universe, visit NXT.WWE.COM for more photos and videos. Return 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.
- It's said that Matt Hardy is hoping to get his official release from WWE this week. Word from within WWE is that officials will be making a decision on Hardy's future with the company some time in the next few days, if they haven't already.
Last night's WWE RAW drew a terrible 2.8 cable rating with 3.9 million viewers. That is not a typo. The show did hours of 2.77 (2. and 2.82 (2.. The NFL game on ESPN did a 10.92 cable rating, so WWE can't blame that number for the drop.
As of now, WWE does have a tentative WrestleMania match in mind for Chris Jericho if he's back in time for it. His European tour with Fozzy starts in two weeks and will end the final week of October, so at the very earliest Jericho won't be back until November. There will be an angle next week on RAW to explain his absence.
I speak as honestly and candidly as I can about things that not only apply to me, but things that apply to everyone's lives. I hope you all take some positive vibes and ideas out of this entry. I didn't use my mind to think about any of these words I spoke, I used my heart. Hope you guys enjoy my words and find meaning in them.
World Wrestling Entertainment has retired the WWE Women's Championship, which lineage dates back to 1956. It was the oldest active professional wrestling championship in company history. WWE is continuing the title lineage of the Divas Championship with the Unified belt. Layla is the last recognized Women's Champion.
Beth Phoenix, a three-time Women's Champion, expressed her disappointment in WWE's decision to put the title to pasture.
"It saddens me to see the historic Women's Title moved into retirement, but I am so grateful to have had the honor of holding it," she wrote on Twitter. "My sights remain on the Unified Diva's Championship."
Meanwhile, former WWE star Mickie James, a five-time holder of the belt, released an emotional statement on Twitter concerning its retirement.
"The retirement of the Women's Championship breaks my heart," she wrote. "The nostalgia and the legacy built off the backs of every woman who paved the way for women like me... Who gave it credibility... Honor... Prestige... & Truth! For every woman who's carried the championship through the generations... Who know the power & history you feel in holding it high above your head.. That can never be replaced by anything in my mind... In my heart... I am truly honored and forever grateful to be among the women who have graced its presence... Thank you..."
Ex-WWE star Carlito wrote in response to James, "Dont worry, there's now 2 butterfly belts!"
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & "Dashing" Cody Rhodes def. Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov John Morrison def. Chris Jericho U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan def. Edge by Disqualification "Co-Unified Divas Champion" Layla def. Melina Eve & R-Truth def. Maryse & Ted DiBiase John Cena def. The Nexus in a Gauntlet Match by Disqualification
INDIANAPOLIS – Twenty-four hours earlier, at Night of Champions, several WWE Superstars were in heaven when they earned new championships. During Raw, however, WWE Champion Randy Orton, Sheamus, John Cena and Wade Barrett realized they'll be feeling the heat when they compete at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
John Cena def. The Nexus in a Gauntlet Match by Disqualification; John Cena and Wade Barrett agreed to a match at Hell in a Cell (PHOTOS | WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2) John Cena was really looking forward to punishing his longtime tormentor, Wade Barrett. Instead, the Englishman arranged a Gauntlet Match featuring the members of The Nexus against Cena. With little choice, Cena agreed and methodically proceeded to muscle his way through Heath Slater, David Otunga and Michael Tarver. Before he could polish off Justin Gabriel, though, Nexus charged the ring, pummeling Cena and allowing him to win by disqualification.
After the bout, Cena rampaged against the band of outlaws, sending them scurrying up the entrance ramp. After The Nexus’ retreat, Cena proposed a challenge of his own to the group’s leader: The two of them one-on-one when Hell in a Cell takes place inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Before consenting, though, Barrett proposed that were he to win, Cena must join The Nexus. Cena agreed, but only on one condition: If he were to win, The Nexus must disband. The Englishman reluctantly agreed as the two men narrowed their eyes on one another, eager to end their hostilities once and for all within the confines of the Devil’s Playground.
Eve & R-Truth def. Maryse & Ted DiBiase (PHOTOS | WATCH) It’s true what they say, money can’t buy happiness. Just ask Ted DiBiase. The “Fortunate Son” and his special lady friend, Maryse, competed against R-Truth & Eve for the second week in a row. And once again, the well-heeled couple came up bankrupt, this time, Eve pinning Maryse for the victory. After the match, an anonymous message – the second in as many weeks – popped up on the Titan Tron stating, “I” “Will” “Have” “You,” prompting more tension between the moneyed pair.
WWE Champion Randy Orton to face Chris Jericho next week (JERICHO'S NEW DVD SET) His losing streak persisting, Chris Jericho is lashing out. After threatening to reveal the identity of the anonymous Raw General Manager, Jericho was confronted by new WWE Champion Randy Orton. The Viper challenged Jericho to a match the following week, stating that if he wins, he’s confident he won’t have to see Jericho’s face again “for a long, long time.” Jericho agreed to the match, claiming he’s made a career out of “embarrassing people who underestimate me.”
“Co-Unified Divas Champion” Layla def. Melina (PHOTOS | WATCH) It was supposed to be payback time for Melina. The Latina lovely sought to punish Layla for interfering in her Unification Lumberjill Match against Michelle McCool at Night of Champions and costing her the Unified Divas Championship. With her partner McCool looking on at ringside, Layla faced down Melina in the title match. Unfortunately for Melina, the self-described “Unified Divas Champions” would once again strut from the ring with their championship belts severed but their Unified Divas Championship intact.
U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan def. Edge by Disqualification (PHOTOS |WATCH) Excuses needed for Miz, stat! One day after losing the United States Championship to Daniel Bryan, The “Cleveland Screamer” employed some medical mumbo-jumbo in hopes of explaining away the loss. Mr. Money in the Bank then sat at the announcer’s table as the new U.S. Champ faced off against Edge. During the bout, Miz’s protégé, Alex Riley, distracted the ref long enough to allow Miz to interfere. The confusion paved the way for The Ultimate Opportunist to roll up Daniel Bryan for the win.
Unfortunately for Edge, the Raw GM sees all. The anonymous GM reversed the referee’s decision, awarding the match to Daniel Bryan by disqualification. The Rated-R Superstar then went off on a rant against the GM once the decision was announced. The Miz and Riley also went off … on Daniel Bryan. The U.S. Champ suffered a frat-boy beatdown at the hands of his two tormentors.
John Morrison def. Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH) Alert the media! Mr. Vocabulary has been rendered speechless! In his latest colossal letdown, Chris Jericho failed in his quest to defeat The Shaman of Sexy, John Morrison. Jericho was left to ponder where exactly his mojo ran off to after this, his second indignity in just 24 hours. His first humiliation came at Night of Champions when he was quickly booted from the Six Pack Elimination Challenge after a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it performance.
WWE Tag Team Champions Drew McIntyre & “Dashing” Cody Rhodes def. Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (PHOTOS | WATCH) It’s one thing when Kane wins a championship. After all, it gives that hideous specimen something to live for, right? But now, striking Superstars Drew McIntyre and “Dashing” Cody Rhodes are sporting the WWE Tag Team Titles after defeating The Hart Dynasty and three other teams in Tag Team Turmoil at Night of Champions. Man, life just isn’t fair.
The handsome pair managed to rub it in even further when they battled Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov in a non-title bout on Raw, one night after their huge win. McIntyre & Rhodes continued their winning streak with – what else? – a gorgeous victory.
WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Sheamus at Hell in a Cell arranged by Raw GM (PHOTOS) One man’s triumph is often another man’s tragedy. That adage certainly proved true at the conclusion of Night of Champions less than 24 hours earlier when Randy Orton and then-WWE Champion Sheamus found themselves the last two competitors remaining in the Six Pack Elimination Challenge. In the end, though, The Viper’s skill and athleticism would overcome the pound and fury of the Irishman, who he leveled with an RKO to capture the WWE Title.
With only a day to digest his victory, new WWE Champion Orton entered the Conseco Fieldhouse brandishing the title to the roar of the WWE Universe. The spectacle proved too agonizing for Sheamus, who interrupted the celebration to complain and point out that he’d never lost the title in a singles match. His bellyaching caught the attention of the Raw General Manager, who chimed in to inform the two that they will compete for the WWE Title inside Satan’s Structure at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view in two weeks. And this time, there will be no disqualifications, no count-outs, no escapes and, most pointedly of all, no excuses.
After the match was announced, Sheamus insisted Orton hand over the WWE Title. Careful what you wish for. The Viper tossed the championship into the Irishman’s hands and then leveled him with an RKO. But as Orton set up to punt Sheamus’ skull, The Celtic Warrior quickly scuttled out of the ring.
Matt Hardy comments on WWE being "mad at him" Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 09/20/2010 at 01:15 AM
On Matt Hardy's youtube account (matthardybrand), a fan asked WWE being mad at him. Here is Hardy's response:
"Are they? How come I'm not already 'fired' if the WWE is so mad at me-it's been over a week.. Think about it for a minute.."
Hardy also commented on his brother's legal status:
"You guys have no idea what the REAL deal is with everything-much more complex & layered than you know. Just because you read something in the media DAMN sure doesn't make it black and white. Everything is gonna be just fine with Jeffro."
Event: WWE Night Of Champions Pay-Per-View Airdate: Sunday, September 19th, 2010 (Pay-Per-View) Location: The Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill. Results by WZRONLINE.COM
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
WWE Night Of Champions Opener:
We get a video package to open the show. This package highlights the main feuds, and the Champions theme of tonight's show.
- The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the PPV proper after immediately hyping the Champions theme to tonight's PPV. Cole is joined by Jerry Lawler and Matt Striker on commentary tonight.
Intercontinental Championship If Ziggler gets counted out or disqualified, he loses the title. Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Kofi Kingston
We go straight into the title matches with the WWE Intercontinental Championship being up for grabs first. Vickie Guerrero interrupts Tony Chimel, accompanied by her NXT rookie, to announce Dolph Ziggler herself. Remember that Ziggler will lose the Championship if he is counted out or DQ'ed.
The bell rings and we're ready to start. Both men lock up and Kofi locks in a side headlock taking Ziggler over. They chain wrestle for a little bit, trading holds before Kofi goes for the Trouble in Paradise, only for Ziggler to avoid it. Ziggler kicks away at Kofi's midsection and arm, he tries to send Kofi to the outside, but Kofi catches himself on the ropes and clotheslines Dolph over the top rope and out to the floor. Vickie's NXT rookie checks on Dolph, and Vickie isn't too happy, sending her to the back. Dolph is able to beat the count back into the ring but he falls victim to a quick roll up and a series of strikes and a big dropkick from Kingston.
Kofi tries to go to the top rope but he ends up hung up on the top turnbuckle. Ziggler hits a low dropkick and a neckbreaker on Kofi for a two count before locking in a mounted rear chin lock, putting all of his weight on Kingston's back. Kingston begins to fight up to his feet but Ziggler wears him down back to the mat.
Another attempt and Kingston is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold, but he eats a big boot from Ziggler out of nowhere that's good for another near fall. Big elbow drop from Ziggler and another cover for another two count. Ziggler locks in a sleeper with a body scissors to wear down Kofi even more. Kingston fights up to his feet but Ziggler takes him right back down by his hair. Ziggler hits a neckbreaker on a seated Kofi for another near fall, and Kofi looks to turn things around with a series of strikes to Ziggler. Ziggler connects with the rocker dropper but it's still not enough to keep Kofi down.
Ziggler locks in another rear chin lock, continues to work the submissions on Kingston. Kofi starts to fight out of it, but Dolph puts him down with a series of elbows to the back of the neck, that's good for another, you guessed it, near fall. In lieu of a cover, Ziggler goes right back to work with a mounted rear chin lock. Kofi fights back up to his feet and fights his way out of the hold, peppering Ziggler with right hands. Both men trade blows and Kofi comes out on top, beating Ziggler in the corner until the ref has to pull him away. Ziggler uses the distraction to put Kofi in the corner, but it's short lived as Kofi comes up with a big kick to Ziggler's face and a cross body from the top for a near fall.
Kingston hits Ziggler with a series of strikes and even hits a weird version of a Thesz press, continuing to pound on Ziggler, before hitting the boom drop. Kofi gets the crowd pumped up and goes for the Trouble in Paradise, but Ziggler avoids it and almost locks in a sleeper. Kofi fights away and hits something that I honestly missed, but it's good for a near fall. Ziggler rolls to the outside, so Kofi jumps over the top rope and to the outside on top of Ziggler. Kofi picks up Ziggler and slams him back down to the mat. Kofi rolls Dolph back into the ring and goes for a cover but only gets two.
Kofi picks Ziggler up to his feet and looks to be going for a suplex, but Ziggler fights out of it and locks in a sleeper hold, wrenching away at Kofi's neck. Kofi tries to fight out of it, but Dolph doesn't let up, taking Kofi down to the mat. Kofi tries to get out of it one more time, getting up to his feet and breaking Ziggler's grip before locking in a sleeper of his own! Ziggler counters out of it quicky. Vickie goes to slap Kofi, but Ziggler tells her not to, because he's got it. Vickie and Ziggler argue and Kingston goes for the TIP only to miss and end up in the ropes. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag and covers Kofi for the three count and another impressive victory.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler
Apparently all of the men in the Six Pack Challenge will get a bit of promo time tonight. Edge is up first. He says the question that should be asked is how the five other men will beat Edge. Edge always shocks people in situations like these and he'll do it again tonight and walk out the new WWE Champion.
Big Show vs. CM Punk
Punk gets some promo time before the match. He says he loves Chicago, to a ton of pops from the crowd. He runs down a couple of the tourist attractions of Chicago before proclaiming his love for the city again. He says what he hates, is the inhabitants of Chicago, and here comes the heat. Punk points to the fans and says that they ruined his beautiful city. He calls them middle class lazy teamsters, corrupt politicians, horrible White Sox. He basically runs down everyone in the arena three times over, saying they make him sick. He says he's proud to be from Chicago, but he's not proud to live with the scum of the Earth in a city that should be burned to the ground a second time. And if that happens, Punk says he'll build a utopian Straight Edge city in its place. Punk then turns his attention to Big Show, saying this is his house, and he runs from no one. Punk says tonight he's David, and Big Show can be goliath, and Punk's slingshot is the power of almighty straight edge.
The bell rings, and Punk tries to score a couple of quick kicks, but it's all for naught, as Big Show simply head butts Punk to put him down. Punk is able to score a drop kick, but Show comes right back with a clubbing blow across the back. Show chokes Punk with his boot in the corner before pushing him against the ropes and chopping him across the chest, sending him out of the ring. Show is right out after him and sends him right back in the ring. On his way back into the ring Punk catches Show with a big boot that sends him back out to the floor. Punk stands on the apron and kicks away at Show before hitting a beautiful plancha out on top of Show.
Show is able to make it back into the ring at a 9 count but he walks right into a series of kicks from Punk. Show responds with a club like blow to Punk's stomach that stops him for a bit, but Punk goes to the middle rope and hits a flying forearm to Show. Punk goes for a series of covers but he just can't hold Show down. Punk continues to assualt, kicking at Punk's stomach and head, but catching big fists to the stomach every now and then. Punk goes to the apron, and he goes for a springboard flying forearm, but Show responds with a spear, knocking Punk out of mid-air. Show catches Punk with the KO punch and covers him, scoring the three count.
Winner: Big Show
Chris Jericho is up next, getting his promo time before the Six Pack match. Jericho says he's not lucky to be in this match. The GM put him in the match for a reason. He knows that Jericho beat The Rock and Steve Austin to become the first ever Unified Champion. And his victory in the scramble match last year, as well as winning the Elimination Chamber. He says tonight his MO is simple, eliminate everyone. He guarantees that he will walk out of the Six Pack Challenge the new WWE Champion, and that is because he's the best in the world at what he does.
- We get a video package highlighting the history between Daniel Bryan and The Miz that has led up to our next match.
United States Championship The Miz (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
The bell rings and Bryan chases Miz around the ring before Miz steps into the ropes to stop Bryan's advance. Miz kicks Bryan in the stomach before locking in a side head lock and taking Bryan over with a shoulder block. Bryan goes for a hip toss and Miz tries to reverse it, almost allowing Bryan to lock in the LaBell lock, but Miz is able to roll to the outside. When he comes back in, Bryan takes Miz right over with an arm drag, and a big leaping boot, that's good for a near fall. Bryan focuses on Miz's arm with an arm bar, but Miz turns it around, hanging Bryan's arm up on the top rope. Miz locks in a hammer lock and slams him into the turnbuckle. Another hammer lock from Miz, and this time we get a belly to back drop that's good for a near fall.
Miz tries to work over Bryan's arms, wrenching away and pulling his arms straight back and away from his body. Bryan is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold, going for a backslide that's good for two. Miz comes right out of it with a kick to the shoulder and continues to work over Daniel's arms. Miz distracts the ref and it allows Alex Riley to wrench away on Bryan's arm as well. Miz hits a couple of elbow breakers before going back to work with a hammerlock. Bryan backflips out of it, but Miz responds with a big shoulderbreaker, that's good for a two count.
Bryan rolls out to the apron, and Miz uses some pretty inventive offense to continue the work on the shoulder. Miz brings Bryan back into the ring and goes for the pin, but only gets a two count. Miz locks in an arm bar and Bryan is able to fight out of it. Bryan sidesteps a dive from Miz and Miz sails to the outside. Bryan follows Miz with a suicide dive through the ropes. Bryan rolls Miz back into the ring and hits a beautiful missile dropkick. Bryan hits a stiff kick to Miz's chest that's good for a near fall. Bryan goes for a leg submission, but Miz fights it off with a kick to the shoulder. Bryan comes right back with a beautiful high knee attack.
Miz and Bryan trade blows with Bryan getting the upper hand. Bryan ducks a right hand from Miz and lays into Miz with a series of kicks in the corner, before hitting a beautiful IED, a la Austin Aries. Danielson nails Miz with a stiff kick to the side of the head but it's still not enough to keep the Miz down. Bryan takes Miz to the corner and puts him on the top turnbuckle, he goes up too, but Miz crothces him on the top rope and dives off with a big clothesline that takes Bryan off the ropes and down to the mat. Miz goes for a cover but only gets a two count.
Miz simply wrenches away on Bryan's shoulder and arm, with his knee on Bryan's head. Bryan is able to make it to the ropes to force a break. Miz stalks Bryan as he gets to his feet and he tries for the SCF, but Bryan counters it into a roll up for a two count. Bryan traps Miz's arm and goes for the LaBell lock, but Riley jumps up to the apron. Bryan argues with Riley and Miz tries to attack, but he ends up running into Riley instead of Bryan. Bryan almost scores the win with a quick roll up, but Miz sends him to the outside. Bryan sidesteps Riley on the outside, sending him into the ring post, and he's able to kick out of a small package from the Miz. Miz punches and kicks away at Bryan, forcing the ref to pull him away. When Miz goes back to Bryan, Bryan locks in the LaBell lock! The Miz taps and WE HAVE A NEW US CHAMPION!
Winner and NEW WWE US CHAMPION: Daniel Bryan
John Cena is backstage for his obligatory promo time. He says all he hears about is percentages and numbers. Cena runs down a bunch of goofy statistics. He says no one can call this one. He's not going to says he's going to win, because no one knows who will win, but you can't count Cena out.
Title Unification Lumberjill Match for the WWE Women's Championship and the WWE Divas Championship Michelle McCool (c) vs. Melina (c)
The Lumberjill's make their way out to the ring first of all, and Striker makes an awesome comment about Jillian Hall, basically expressing surprise that she's still employed. McCool is the first actual competitor out to the ring, and she's by herself with both halves of the WWE Women's Championship.
McCool tries to get the jump on Melina, attacking her during her entrance, but Melina avoids it and McCool sails to the outside. McCool is quick to get back into the ring and the bell rings, kicking this one off properly. McCool and Melina lock up, fighting to the outside. McCool slaps Eve in the face before running back into the ring. Melina is right back in as well, hitting a weird headscissors into a kick in the face. Melina and McCool go for kicks at the same time, but McCool is the only one that sells. Melina pounds on McCool in the corner before tying her up in the ropes. Melina goes to the top, but McCool tosses her to the outside where no one touches her. Melina climbs back into the ring and walks right into a flipping neckbreaker.
McCool kicks away at Melina, working over her stomach, before grinding her forearm into Melina's face. McCool scissors Melina's head, grabbing onto the ropes for extra leverage and forcing a break of the hold. McCool goes for the faith breaker, but Melina fights out of it into a face buster. Melina attacks McCool with punches and kicks, but McCool comes right back with a belly to belly suplex.
Natalya actually tries to pull McCool to the outside, distracting the ref during a Melina roll up. McCool goes to the outside where she's immediately jumped by everyone before being rolled back into the ring. Melina hits a double knees to McCool's back before trying to do the Matrix to avoid a kick from McCool. McCool misses, but she comes right back, slamming Melina down to the mat by her hair. Both women go to the top turnbuckle and fall outside and no one touches either until Melina rolls back into the ring. Everyone attacks McCool. Layla is in for some reason trying to fight Melina. Melina throws her to the outside and McCool comes back in with a big boot to Melina's face. McCool pins Melina and gets the three count.
Winner and NEW Unified Diva's Champion: Michelle McCool.
Wade Barrett is backstage for his turn on the mic. He says he's listened to what his opponents have said this evening. There's no doubt they represent greatness, but they're also the status quo, and tonight, the winds of change are blowing, and Barrett will prove that tonight, by showing that he is the next WWE Champion.
World Heavyweight Championship No Holds Barred Match Kane (c) vs. The Undertaker
We get a video package about the history of these two men, pulling from footage from even before Kane's debut at WWF Bad Blood. It's nice to see WWE acknowledging their own history, when they so often just completely ignore it.
This match is announced as being a No Holds Barred match. The trademark gong hits, the lights go out, and right on cue, the fans go nuts. The Undertaker makes his way out to the ring to lots of love from this Chicago crowd.
The World Heavyweight Champion, Kane, is the next man out to the ring. Taker charges Kane before he can even get to the ramp, and he and Kane trade blows at the top of the ramp. Taker beats on Kane, using some of the set pieces to hold up Kane while he pounds away at him. Taker throws Kane off the stage and into one of the pillars that make up the stage. Kane looks to slip, but he hits a kick to Taker's knee, sending Taker back. Kane pounds away at Taker on the entrance ramp, but Taker is quick to get back up, hitting Kane with a big right hand to the face.
Taker continues to pound away on Kane on the entrance ramp, hitting him with big right hands repeatedly. Taker chokes away at Kane, but Kane rakes the eyes. Kane hits Taker with a boot to the face to send him down the ramp and toward the ring. Kane tries to slam Taker into the barricade, but Taker blocks it and sends Kane into the barricade instead. Taker hits Kane with a big right and a head butt, before burying a couple of knees in Kane's midsection. Taker tries to whip Kane into the ring steps, but it's reversed and Taker goes in shoulder first.
Kane slams Taker's head into the ring steps before stomping down on Taker's head, still placed on the steps. Kane slams Taker head first into the ring post before going to the timekeeper's table and grabbing his belt. Kane readies himself, and buries the title in Taker's midsection, before following it up with a boot to the same area. Kane tosses Taker into the ring for the first time this match. Kane goes to the top rope and dives off with a big clothesline.
Kane chokes away at Taker in the ropes, and since this is no holds barred there's no count. Taker tries to fight back with a quick right hand, but Kane is having none of it, responding with a series of right hands of his own before hitting a trio of big splashes in the corner that's good for a near fall. Kane charges into Taker, hitting a running low kick. Kane pulls Taker to the apron, hitting him with a couple of right hands to the side of the head before catching Taker with an elbow to the throat.
Kane tosses Taker across the announce table, before picking up a piece of it and tossing it at Taker's face. Kane picks Taker up and tries to send him into the ring steps, but Taker is able to counter it and Kane goes into the steps shoulder first. Taker crawls over to Kane and starts to hit him with a series of right hands. Taker rolls Kane back into the ring, leaving him neck out on the apron exposed. Taker hits Kane with a boot to the side of the head before following up with his signature leg drop on the apron, but Kane gets right back to his feet. Taker responds with a clothesline that sends Kane over the barricade into the timekeeper's area.
Taker hits a sick leaping dive right over the barricade and into Kane, and both men go crashing to the floor. Kane comes back with a chair to the midsection, and he trips right over another ringside chair. Kane hits Taker with a right hand and things spill out into the crowd. Taker hits Kane with an unopened Mountain Dew can. Kane blocks a right from the Undertaker and responds with one of his own. Kane drives his knee into Taker's head while he's sitting up against a barricade. Taker and Kane fight back to the ringside area, with Kane sending Taker over the barricade with a big right. Kane climbs on top of the barricade, and jumps off with a leaping lariat, much like his one off the top rope.
Kane rolls Taker back into the ring, and Taker tells Kane to bring it on. Taker starts to climb to his feet and Kane wear away Taker with a series of rights and lefts, and stomps to the midsection. Kane chokes Taker with his boot before mocking him with a combination of left and right jabs to Taker. Taker makes his way out of one corner and into another, only to be met with even more strikes from Kane. Taker takes a load of punishment before finally dropping to the mat. The ref talks to Taker, but Taker waves him away and tells Kane to bring some more. Kane works Taker over with even more right hands, and Taker responds with one of his own. Taker and Kane trade rights in the middle of the ring and Taker is able to get the upper hand, but Kane responds with a knee to the gut. Taker comes right back with a huge jumping clothesline.
Kane beats Taker to his feet but it doesn't matter as Taker steamrolls Kane in the corner before hitting snake eyes, a big boot, and a big leg drop that's good for a two count. Taker signals for the chokeslam. He brings Kane up and takes him right back down to the mat. Taker doesn't go right for the cover, instead signaling for the tombstone. Taker goes for it, but Kane is able to reverse it into a tombstone of his own. Kane covers Taker, and gets the three count.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Kane
After the match, Undertaker tries to recover in the ring as Kane heads up the ramp. Kane holds his World Heavyweight Title belt and laughs, looking at Taker in the ring. Taker finally exits the ring and sells the match, having trouble standing up and walking. Taker limps slowly up the ramp as the announcers wonder if this is the end of an era. Taker makes it to the top of the stage and drops to one knee. Taker gets up again, limps to the big screen and has to stop and rest on it for a second. Taker heads to the back finally as the crowd cheers him.
Randy Orton is shown warming up backstage, and that must mean it's his turn for a promo. Orton doesn't actually say anything for a good while, choosing to stare off into the distance instead. He then says no, and walks away.
WWE Tag Team Championship Turmoil Match
This is a match basically contested under guantlet rules. The Hart foundation is the first team out to the ring, accompanied by Natalya. The Hart Dynasty's first opponents will be the Uso's.
There will apparently be five teams in this match. Uso pounds away on Kidd right at the beginning, but Kidd comes right back with a roll up and a kick to the gut. It's pretty impossible to tell the Uso's apart as they're wearing identical trunks. Kidd tags out to Smith who comes in with a big shoulder block, and a clothesline to Uso. Uso catches him with a kick to the chest, but Smith comes right back with a belly to belly suplex. Hart goes for the sharpshooter, but the other Uso pulls him to the outside. Kidd tags in and hits an insane springboard dive to the outside before rolling Uso back into the ring. Kidd locks in a sharpshooter, but the other Uso kicks him in the head. Uso pins Hart, and we're guaranteed new Tag Champs.
The Hart Dynasty eliminated.
Kozlov and Santino are the next team out, and Santino almost scores a three count on Uso, but it's broken up. Santino teases the cobra, but he's distracted by Tamina, and Uso hits a big flapjack, putting Santino down for three.
Kozlov and Santino are eliminated.
Evan Bourne and Mark Henry are out next and Bourne kicks things off. Bourne hits a series of kicks and a big hurricarana, but he's taken down by a back elbow from Uso (sorry I can't tell them apart). Bourne is able to tag Henry in and Henry takes it to Uso with a couple of big clotheslines and a bit head butt. He tosses the Uso on the outside down to the floor before hitting the World's strongest slam on the legal Uso. Bourne tags in and hits his amazing shooting star press, that's good for a three count, and we're on our last team.
The Uso's are eliminated.
Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes are out next. McIntyre comes right in and pounds away on Bourne in the corner. McIntyre stomps down on Bourne's face before tagging in Rhodes. Rhodes hits a beautiful suplex on Bourne before tagging right back out to McIntyre. McIntyre picks Bourne up to his feet and hits a big clothesline to put him down to the mat. McIntyre focuses on Bourne's shoulder, but Bourne is able to fight out of the hold. Rhodes tags in and goes right to work on Bourne, hitting his rope assisted knee drop.
McIntyre tags back in and gets Bourne into a fireman's carry before bringing him down across his knee, but it's only good enough for two. McIntyre locks in a rear chin lock, and Bourne begins to fight out of it. Bourne hits a kick to McIntyre's leg, but McIntyre hits him with a shoulder block that sends him to the outside. Rhodes pounds on him for a bit before sending him back into the ring. McIntyre locks in another rear chin lock, continuing to wear away on Bourne. Bourne fights up to his feet, and when McIntyre tries for a suplex, Bourne fights out of it and hits a big knee to McIntyre's face.
Both men make the tag and Henry and Rhodes are in. Henry takes it to Rhodes with several big clubbing blows before knocking McIntyre off the apron. Henry splashes Rhodes in the corner before hitting a giant gorilla press slam. Bourne tags back in, climbs up onto Henry's shoulders, but McIntyre stops it. Bourne catches McIntyre with a big kick to the head, but he walks right into cross Rhodes. Rhodes pins Bourne and this one is over.
Winners and NEW WWE Unified Tag Team Champions: Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes
Alberto Del Rio Promo:
For what seems to be no other reason than he's getting a huge push, we get an Alberto Del Rio promo. It's no different than any other, where he spends the whole time bragging on himself.
- We get a promo about the WWE Championship, it's just a filler piece, really, and only a little bit of it is about tonight's Six Pack Challenge match.
Sheamus finally gets his turn on the mic before tonight's WWE Championship match. Sheamus says he isn't concerned about tonight. He's WWE Champion because he wins, no matter the stipulation. Sheamus says he always leaves with the title, and he doesn't care what anyone has to say, because tonight's match suits him perfectly, and it's going to end like any other night. And tonight he'll be leaving with two things, a smile, and the title on his shoulder.
WWE Championship Six-Pack Elimination Challenge Match Sheamus (c) vs. Wade Barrett vs. Edge vs. Randy Orton vs. John Cena vs. Chris Jericho
Sheamus is the first man out to the ring to a generous amount of heat from the Chicago crowd. Cena is the next man out, and he gets a bit of a mixed reaction from the crowd, until he steps out on the ramp, and then it's mostly positive. Edge is the third man out to the ring, and I've just noticed that we're apparently going to get formal introductions for everyone in this match, as we're not getting them during the entrances. Anything to kill time for the PPV I guess. Jericho is out next, to another mixed reaction. The leader of the Nexus, Wade Barrett himself, is the fifth man out to the ring, with none of his flunkies following. Randy Orton is the final man out to the ring to a humongous pop from the crowd which builds before his music even hits.
We get formal ring introductions for everyone, and yes, it does take a good long while, and after what seems like 20 minutes of build (30 if you include all the six pack promos earlier in the show), we're finally ready to kick things off.
The bell rings, and it's mayhem as things break down and everyone is just brawling. Please bear with me as this one will be difficult to call.
Jericho and Orton are left as the only men in the ring and Jericho pounds on Orton. It doesn't last long though as Cena comes in and he and Jericho stare each other down before trading blows. Jericho pounds on Cena in the corner, but he eats a bulldog in return. Jericho gets an RKO from Orton and Orton pins Jericho for the three. WOW!
Chris Jericho has been eliminated
Jericho is slow to leave the ring, looking stunned on his way out. Everyone else even looks pretty stunned as Jericho slowly makes his way to the back.
When Jericho finally makes it to the back, things start up again. Barrett ends up in the middle with everyone staring him down. Everyone but Orton jumps Barrett, and even he eventually joins in before Barrett is clotheslined over the top rope by Sheamus and Edge. Orton and Cena toss Edge and Sheamus to the outside and we get an Orton/Cena tease, but Barrett breaks it up. Everyone is back in the ring and Barrett tries to order Sheamus and Edge around, but to no avail. Edge and Sheamus team up on Barrett instead, taking him down with a double shoulder block. Again we're left with Cena and Orton alone in the ring.
Orton goes for the RKO but Cena blocks. Cena goes for the STF but Orton blocks. Orton tries for the rope assisted DDT but he can't get it, Cena tries for the AA but can't get it. Orton and Edge even try to double suplex Cena to the outside but they can't get it done as Barrett pulls them to the outside. Sheamus focuses on Cena in the ring, hitting him with a clubbing blow across the chest before he goes to the outside and focuses on everyone else all at the same time. Sheamus throws Orton into the barricade at ringside before turning back to Cena in the ring.
Sheamus hits a high knee to Cena taking him down to the mat yet again. Sheamus tries for a short arm clothesline, but Cena responds with a series of right hands, only to walk into a high elbow from Sheamus. Sheamus pounds on Cena in the corner and sits Cena on the top turnbuckle facing away from the ring. Sheamus tries for the high cross, but Cena fights it off. Sheamus goes for a super belly to back suplex, but Cena fights that off too. Cena goes for the high leg drop, but Edge pulls him off the top rope. Edge and Sheamus place Cena on the top turnbuckle and go for a double superplex, taking Cena down to the mat hard.
Edge goes for the cover but Sheamus breaks it up inexplicably. Sheamus and Edge continue to team up on the outside of the ring, sending Barrett crashing into a ringside barricade. Sheamus turns to Orton, rolling him back into the ring and pounding away at him. Sheamus tries for a cover but he only gets a two count. Sheamus and Edge both kick away at Orton before Sheamus rolls to the outside and buries his elbow in Orton's throat. Sheamus goes for another cover on Orton, but it's still not enough to hold him down.
Sheamus and Edge pound on Orton in the corner before they both whip him across the ring. Sheamus sends Edge into Orton with an Irish whip, but Orton comes right back, attacking both Edge and Orton. Sheamus is able to cut Orton off with a high clothesline that takes him down to the mat. Barrett tries to get back into the match, but he's sent off the apron with a big shoulder block. Edge and Sheamus turn their attention to each other, and Edge goes for a spear, but Sheamus sidesteps it before hitting a urunage backbreaker.
Sheamus stalks Edge and goes for the bicycle kick, but Edge ducks it and hits a spear. Out of nowhere Cena is in the ring going for an AA on Orton but Orton fights out and gets his with a spear from Edge. Cena hits an AA on Edge and pins him for the three count.
Edge has been eliminated
Barrett attacks Cena from behind and lays into Cena with a series of big right hands. Barrett tries for the wasteland, but Cena counters out and almost connects with the AA, but Barrett is able to fight out of it. Barrett goes for the cover, but he only gets a two count. Barrett goes out and attacks everyone before coming back into the ring and focusing on Cena. Cena begins to fight back with a big belly to back suplex, and the crowd doesn't really like it. Cena hits the five knuckle shuffle, and tries to get Wade into AA position, but Sheamus breaks it up. Cena locks in the STF on Sheamus, but Sheamus is able to make it to the ropes to force a break.
Nexus make their way down to the ring, and Wade Barrett hits the wasteland on Cena. Barrett pins Cena and gets the three count.
Cena has been eliminated
On the outside, Nexus attack and stomp away at Orton, wearing him down before sending him into the ring to Barrett. Barrett stares at Orton with a big smile on his face. Nexus climbs up to the ring apron, surrounding Orton, but Cena comes in with a chair, taking down two members, while Orton RKO's the other two. Barrett tries for the wasteland on Orton, but Orton fights out and hits his signature backbreaker. Orton psyches himself up and hits an RKO, pinning Barrett and getting the three count.
Barrett has been eliminated
Orton gets to his feet and walks right into the bicycle kick, but Sheamus can't hold him down for three. Sheamus goes for the high cross, but Orton fights out of it. Orton hits the RKO, and pins Sheamus for the three count.
I've learned of a nice story involving TNA's Jesse Neal. Neal worked an indy show last week where the promoter stiffed a lot of the guys on the show but he got paid. Jesse found out and gave his pay back and made the promoter split it with the local guys.
Backstage heat on D'Angelo Dinero? Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 09/19/2010 at 08:19 PM
PWTorch.com is reporting that there is some backstage heat on current TNA star D'Angelo Dinero. The report notes that it's similar heat to that Dinero had on him during his time in WWE, as many felt that his push got to his head and that he rubbed certain people the wrong way. When he was wrestling as Elijah Burke in WWE, and he began gaining notoriety, he apparently began referring to himself as The Black Pope, and this didn't sit well with some of the other talents. Furthermore, it's being said that Dinero did himself no favors by cutting a 15 minute promo at a recent live event, for which he was scolded by agent D'Lo Brown after the show.
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