Kofi Kingston def. Jack Swagger (King of the Ring Qualifying Match) Alberto Del Rio def. Big Show (Count-out; King of the Ring Qualifying Match) Drew McIntyre def. MVP (King of the Ring Qualifying Match) Kelly Kelly def. Michelle McCool "Dashing" Cody Rhodes def. Rey Mysterio (King of the Ring Qualifying Match)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – As Edge continued to use his maniacal abduction of Paul Bearer as the ultimate mind game against World Heavyweight Champion Kane, Alberto Del Rio, Kofi Kingston, Drew McIntyre and “Dashing” Cody Rhodes all qualified for this year’s King of the Ring Tournament, to be held this Monday on a special three-hour Raw.
“Dashing” Cody Rhodes def. Rey Mysterio in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) With Alberto Del Rio adding his two cents to the SmackDown announce team, Rey Mysterio faced-off against Cody Rhodes for the final King for the Ring opportunity of the night.
When the battle spread outside the ring, the high-flying Mysterio accidently landed on Del Rio. The aristocratic Superstar would soon get his revenge. After the intense action between The Master of the 619 and Rhodes caused a collision that knocked the referee to the ground, Del Rio yanked the masked Superstar’s legs back into the steel ring post. This set up The “Dashing One” to execute the Cross Rhodes for the victory. Rhodes exited the ring, setting his sights on King of the Ring this Monday, while Del Rio delivered a post-match onslaught on Mysterio.
Kelly Kelly def. Michelle McCool (WATCH | PHOTOS) Claiming that Natalya “stole” the Divas Championship from them at Survivor Series, Michelle McCool and Layla came to McCool’s hometown of Jacksonville in a very foul mood.
After fellow hometown Diva Kelly Kelly used a quick reversal to triumph over Michelle, both members of Team Lay-Cool attacked. This assault attracted the wrath of Beth Phoenix, who emerged with fury to take out both members of the flawless duo, culminating in a Glam Slam on Michelle.
Drew McIntyre def. MVP in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Shortly after stomping MVP’s arm into the steel ring steps, Drew McIntyre hit the Future Shock DDT on his injured prey, allowing the “Chosen One” to take his place in King of the Ring in three days.
Alberto Del Rio def. Big Show by count-out in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez once again sacrificed himself for his employer, holding onto Big Show’s leg outside the ring in order to prevent the giant from reentering the squared circle. Although Rodriguez’s actions earned him a knockout punch, courtesy of The World’s Largest Athlete, the gigantic Superstar was too little too late. Del Rio’s victory by count-out allowed the “Essence of Excellence” to advance the King of the Ring Tournament.
Kofi Kingston def. Jack Swagger in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite the “active support” of Jack Swagger’s mascot – The Swagger Soaring Eagle – Kofi Kingston became the first SmackDown Superstar to qualify for King of the Ring Tournament. After escaping the ankle lock with a maneuver that sent his opponent sailing into the steel ring post, Kofi hit The All-American American with Trouble in Paradise for the win.
World Heavyweight Champion Kane demands that Edge return Paul Bearer (WATCH: Part 1| 2 | 3| 4 | 5 | PHOTOS: Part 1 | Part 2) At Survivor Series, the World Heavyweight Championship Match ended in a draw, thanks to an extremely controversial finish (Results). Though Kane returned to SmackDown with the title still in his grasp, he continued to agonize over the whereabouts of his father Paul Bearer, abducted two weeks ago by Edge. At The Ultimate Opportunist’s prodding, an uncharacteristically subdued “Devil’s Favorite Demon” asked The Master Manipulator “nicely” to return “The Father of Destruction” to him. But, Edge did not find his request sincere enough to oblige him.
Kane’s obsessive search to reclaim his father continued throughout SmackDown. Every time Kane thought he had caught up with The Ultimate Opportunist, all he found was an empty wheelchair. When The Rated-R Superstar appeared in the crowd with Paul Bearer, threatening to hurl him down the arena stairs in his wheelchair, Kane tried to appease him by offering another opportunity at the World Title. Edge accepted, but still held on to Paul Bearer.
However, that was not Edge's biggest hit of the night. After luring Kane out to the parking lot, The Master Manipulator drove over a fake "Paul Bearer" dummy in full view of the horrified World Heavyweight Champion. As Edge drove on, the petrified Paul Bearer could be seen, still captive in the back seat. (Watch)
- Part of the reason CM Punk was added to the RAW announce team is because Vince McMahon is high on a three-man team. WWE officials are also high on Punk's broadcast work and didn't want to keep him off TV while he recovers from the hip injury.
Joey Styles comments on his WWE status Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 11/25/2010 at 01:26 PM
On his Twitter page, Joey Styles commented that his WWE deal is set to expire, saying: "My WWE contract expires tomorrow," Styles wrote. "It's been an interesting five years. If you think I speak my mind now, imagine what I'll say...or do tomorrow."
Paul Bearer's character to be gone again? Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 11/24/2010 at 07:34 PM
- WWE filmed an angle away from fans last night at the Smackdown tapings in Jacksonville, Florida that may be the end of the Paul Bearer character this time around.
The angle saw Paul Bearer trying to roll away from Edge in his wheelchair. Edge got in a gold Lexus and ran over the wheelchair. The segment will likely air on this Friday’s Smackdown or at a later date.
Tommy Mercer vs. Stevie Richards. Winner via Stevie Kick, Stevie Richards.
TNA Impact for 11/25 on Spike TV
Matt Morgan is out in a suit. For the past two weeks he beat Fortune to get his rematch against Jeff Hardy. Then he beat the man himself, Ric Flair. Then by winning that he got to pick his own special referee. That way, what happened at Turning Point won’t happen again.
A rookie referee got nervous and made a mistake. But hey, s— happens. He doesn’t blame the referee, he blames himself. He should’ve annihilated Hardy so bad he wouldn’t be able to move for three days, let alone three seconds.
He needs a man who won’t be afraid to stand up and take care of business. A man who can get the job done. When all is said and done it won’t matter who the referee is, it’ll be all about him becoming the new world champion.
Douglas Williams’ music hits and he joins Morgan. In regards to a referee he says Morgan needs to look no further. He knows what his life with Fortune has been like lately. He insults each member individually. He says he was there for Morgan last week and he can depend on him now. Morgan says he did step up and this is a big decision. He has 10 days to decide and Williams will be the first to know.
Fortune comes out to the top of the ramp. Flair says they’re both outside looking in. Flair says Doug has made a big mistake going against them. Kazarian says Thanksgiving meant to him that there would be lots of wrestling. So how about Morgan and Williams go find some partners and a corner.
Rob Van Dam runs out for the save and Rhino bails. RVD calls out for Rhino for turning on his friends. RVD says at the pay-per-view he’ll handle things and makes the match a first blood match. That way, by the pay-per-view, the DNA of TNA will be DOA for Jeff Hardy. Kaz says let’s go, we have Dixie Carter coming as a special guest and we need to get ready.
Detroit Street Fight, Rhino vs. Tommy Dreamer. Winner Tommy Dreamer.
Matt Morgan, Douglas Williams and Samoa Joe are talking. Morgan says this divide and conquer stuff needs to stop and they need to stick together. Joe says there is no “we” and he handles his own business. Williams says that’s kind of mad to do. Joe says you think I’m mad? Wait until you see what he does tonight in the 8 man.
Williams and Morgan are talking to “The Pope” D’Angelo Dinero. Williams asks Pope to be the fourth member of their team. Pope asks who the third member is. They say Joe and Pope laughs. He doesn’t trust Joe as far as he can throw him. He’s got to much on his plate right now. He wishes them the best of luck tonight but he has to deal with Abyss.
Morgan says what happens when he’s done with Abyss? He then has to go after Fortune by himself. Do it now when everybody is together. Pope says it makes sense and he’ll see them out there.
MMA exhibition match, Jesse Neal vs. Jeff Jarrett. Winner Jeff Jarrett.
Brother Ray is out with a new video and song. He says some of the fans and some of the wrestlers are mad he kicked Devon in the back of the head. His question is, “Why?” Why is anyone mad? He deserved it. If it wasn’t for him he could have retired as champions. Chris Sabin kicked out of the 3D because Devon is weak. He’s put a video package together to show how weak Devon is and how he’s always been the leader of Team 3D.
A video of Devon getting beat up is shown. Ray says he’s embarrassed to even watch it. A loud “you suck” chant starts. He says he’ll prove he doesn’t suck by showing the best of Ray. Highlights of Ray plays while the crowd chants “you still suck.” He can’t believe they still think that after watching the video.
Ray says he heard Devon is mad at him and wants to have some words with him. Ray says if that’s true then come here next week and talk. He’s not hard to find.
Backstage The Beautiful People are messing around with someone and holding up one of their new action figures. Ric Flair walks up and starts joking with them. Mickie James walks up and joins in the fun. Then Tara and Madison Rayne show up and Tara spits in Mickie’s face so a fight breaks out. The Beautiful People attack Madison for fun. Angelina goes to check on Mickie and she accidentally hits Angelina. Mickie and Tara continue fighting all over and disappear around the corner.
Madison Rayne comes out and screams at Sarita for putting her hands on her. She says this is her show and she’s the champ. She’ll talk real slow because she’s a Spaniard but GET OUT HERE NOW. Sarita makes her way down.
Madison Rayne vs. Sarita. Winner Sarita
Douglas Williams, Matt Morgan, The Pope & Samoa Joe vs. Fortune (Beer Money, Kazarian & AJ Styles). James Storm ends in a no decision.
Is Alex Riley's future with WWE in doubt? Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 11/24/2010 at 12:11 PM
It is said that Alex Riley's on-air association with The Miz saved him from being let go following his arrest for driving under the influence last Wednesday in Tampa, Florida. He was said to be pretty nervous for several days, however. WWE did not officially announce any punishment and he worked the Survivor Series PPV and Monday's RAW.
TNA Star Likely Leaving Company Soon Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/25/2010 at 02:36 PM
Rhino is believed to be working on a nightly deal with TNA Wrestling. He was telling people at Turning Point that he had yet to receive a contract offer from the company.
One TNA source noted that the company had originally intended to part ways with Rhino when his contract expired, but he's staying put for the time being due to his current program with Rob Van Dam. However, the belief amongst many in the organization is that he will be gone once the storyline concludes.
- According to Dave Meltzer, it is going to be difficult for the recently released WWE stars to join TNA. It appears that TNA is slowing down when it comes to hiring wrestlers since Kurt Angle has been unable to get Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas into the company.
Mark Henry def. The Usos Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov def. Zack Ryder & Primo Curt Hawkins def. Trent Barreta
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Mark Henry def. The Usos (WATCH | PHOTOS) In the second rematch of the night, Mark Henry tangled with both Jimmy & Jey Uso in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match. Following up a loss to the brothers on the Nov. 4 edition of “WWE Superstars,” The World’s Strongest Man either had a better idea of how to combat the talented duo’s two pronged attack or was just in a rush to get back to his Thanksgiving dinner. Either way, Henry made short work of the tag specialists, snapping the brothers like a wishbone before putting them away with The World’s Strongest Slam.
Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov def. Zack Ryder & Primo (WATCH | PHOTOS) After coming up short in their big WWE Tag Team Championship Match at Survivor Series, Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov were ready to begin working their way back up the tag team ladder. The odd couple got off to a good start tonight with a victory over the pairing of Zack Ryder & Primo. Although both men have separately held the WWE Tag Team Championships, “Long Island Iced-Z” and the Puerto Rican Superstar failed to click as a duo tonight and ended up falling to the bite of Santino’s dreaded Cobra strike.
Curt Hawkins def. Trent Barreta (WATCH | PHOTOS) On last Thursday’s “WWE Superstars,” Curt Hawkins fell to the explosive Trent Barreta in a hotly contested bout. But instead of congratulating his young opponent, Hawkins claimed that the victory was a fluke and challenged Barreta to a rematch tonight. Accepting the bout, Barreta again brought the fight to his aggressive rival, but couldn’t get the momentum going in his favor like he did last week. Instead, it was the former WWE Tag Team Champion who scored the win tonight, making good on his claim that his loss last week was just an off night.
For those wondering about the status of WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart, we can report that his WWE contract recently expired.
The feeling within WWE is that it does not make sense to use Hart unless there is something "major" for him to do, so don't expect him to appear on WWE television any time soon. If something does come up, there is always the option of signing him to another short-term deal.
Hart remains on very good terms with WWE and him not appearing on television is not a sign that the two sides are on bad terms.
Bret Hart will also continue to make occasional appearances when WWE holds live events in markets where Hart remains very popular. Hart appeared at live WWE events in New York City, Calgary and on WWE's most recent European tour.
Hart was married over the summer and is enjoying life with his new wife.
As noted earlier here on the website, WWE axed Jack Swagger's mascot character, the Swagger Soaring Eagle. The mascot's fate will be revealed on this Friday's episode of SmackDown!. Read the spoilers if you want to know. It's hilarious how they kill the character off.
NXT Rookie Diva Challenge: A.J. won WWE Trivia (WATCH | PHOTOS) Nikki Bella def. Kaitlyn (WATCH | PHOTOS) A.J. def. Naomi (WATCH | PHOTOS) NXT Rookie Diva Challenge: Kaitlyn won Last Sumo Standing (WATCH | PHOTOS) A.J. was eliminated (WATCH | PHOTOS) NXT Rookie Diva Records:
A.J.: Win/Loss record: 6-2 (at the time of her elimination) Kaitlyn: Win/Loss record: 1-4 Naomi: Win/Loss record: 6-3 WWE Universe, visit NXT.WWE.COM to watch WWE NXT highlights and the complete episode each Wednesday. The complete episode is also available Wednesdays on YouTube.com/wwe and Hulu.com! Pay-Per-View Schedules
New Diva Debuts in Developmental Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/23/2010 at 08:10 PM
- Alicia Fox's sister Christina Crawford made her FCW wrestling debut this past week at a developmental show. Crawford, under the name Caylee Turner, teamed with Rosa Mendes and Aksana to lose to AJ Lee, Kaitlyn and Naomi Knight.
Former WWE/TNA main eventer blasts Miz's title win Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 11/23/2010 at 12:31 PM
Kevin Nash posted the following on Twitter, but then removed it after getting some backlash from fans:
"I promise I will not be back in the WWE. they think young sells .I've watched Grand Torino 15 times. bad ass sells not Mens fitness in trunks. WWE told the world that there shit is a work with the Miz as champ"
PREVIEW FOR THURSDAY'S 3-HOUR BLOCK OF TNA WRESTLING ON SPIKE TV STARTING AT 9/8C
It's 3 hours of Total Nonstop Action every Thursday night exclusively on SpikeTV! Can't watch it Thursday? Make sure to set your DVR to record all 3 hours! Scheduled for Thursday's huge broadcasts:
- It's the special Thanksgiving edition of TNA Wrestling iMPACT and ReACTION!
- With so much to be thankful for, Immortal celebrates with a Thanksgiving feast you cannot miss - and you'll never believe who the guest of honor is! It's the return of Dixie Carter to the iMPACT Zone! What will happen when Carter comes face-to-face with Eric Bischoff and the members of Immortal?
- In a "Last Street Fight" it will be Tommy Dreamer facing off against "The War Machine" Rhino
- In a MMA rules match it will be Jeff Jarrett facing Jesse Neal of Ink Inc
- Plus, news on the upcoming "Final Resolution" Pay-Per-View event on Sunday, December 5
Then, stay tuned after iMPACT for an all-new edition of ReACTION - TNA Wrestling's docu-style aftermath from iMPACT featuring your favorite Superstars!
The Miz is the new WWE Champion after cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase tonight on Raw and dethroning Randy Orton of the title.
Moments before The Miz cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase, Orton successfully defended the WWE Title against Wade Barrett after John Cena ran into the ring to prevent Barrett from scoring a three count on "The Viper."
Prior to the main event, The Nexus jumped Orton and injured his knee. Miz then took advantage of Orton retaining despite the storyline injury by immediately cashing in his briefcase.
The near three minute long bout concluded with The Miz countering the RKO into the Skullcrushing Finale for the pinfall victory.
Sheamus def. R-Truth in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match Ezekiel Jackson def. Alex Riley in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan def. Ted DiBiase in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match Divas Champion Natalya def. Alicia Fox John Morrison def. Tyson Kidd in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match WWE Champion Randy Orton def. Wade Barrett The Miz def. WWE Champion Randy Orton
ORLANDO - Buckle up, hold on and expect the unexpected. While Central Florida may be the epicenter of theme parks and wild rides, the WWE Universe was forced onto a rollercoaster ride of their own, bidding farewell to one era while bracing for a completely new one - The Age of Awesome.
The Miz def. WWE Champion Randy Orton (WATCH | PHOTOS) Although Randy Orton had successfully defended his title against Wade Barrett at Survivor Series and again on Raw, The Nexus decided to make him pay with a savage beating. Then, like a shark sensing blood in the water, The Miz cashed in his Money in the Bank contract on the vulnerable Viper. Despite a valiant effort by Orton, he could no longer overcome the obstacles thrown his path and fell to Miz, who became the new WWE Champion.
WWE Champion Randy Orton def. Wade Barrett (WATCH | PHOTOS) Wade Barrett couldn’t possibly have thought he’d seen the last of John Cena, could he? Earlier in the evening, the Englishman waved tah-tah to the man he was responsible for having fired from WWE and prepared for his title match against WWE Champion Randy Orton.
Taking out an insurance policy, perhaps, Barrett had The Nexus ambush The Viper as he approached the ring. During their rematch, a battered Orton and the Englishman circled one another cautiously, treading carefully after the attack and the chaos of their match at Survivor Series. During the contest, Cena surprised both men, cutting through the crowd toward the ring. Upon spotting him, Barrett charged the ropes, but his nemesis already had him toppling over with an Attitude Adjustment. This allowed Orton to RKO Barrett and pin him to retain his title – for the moment.
John Morrison def. Tyson Kidd in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) John Morrison made a statement last night by defeating Sheamus at Survivor Series. On Raw, it appeared that The Shaman of Sexy had yet to finish his proclamation. He continued to assert himself against Tyson Kidd in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match. Morrison had his hands full against Kidd’s newfound aggression, to be sure, but The Guru of Greatness and his determination proved too difficult to surmount. The victory means that Morrison will face off against The Celtic Warrior, U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan and Ezekiel Jackson as well as four yet-to-be-determined entrants from SmackDown.
WWE Divas Champion Natalya def. Alicia Fox (WATCH | PHOTOS) It almost didn’t seem fair. WWE Divas Champion Natalya was still riding the high of defeating self-proclaimed “Co-Divas Champions” Lay-Cool at Survivor Series the night before when she faced down Alicia Fox. With a mountain of momentum beneath her feet, the pink-and-black beauty laid waste to her opponent in persuasive fashion.
U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan def. Ted DiBiase in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Ted DiBiase might have money, but Daniel Bryan has his number. For the second time in as many nights, the United States Champion emerged victorious against The “Fortunate Son.” Accompanied to the ring by Brie Bella, Bryan used his high-energy approach and ring prowess to once again topple DiBiase and qualify for next week’s King of the Ring Tournament. Afterward, Nikki Bella rushed in to raise Bryan’s hand in victory. Man, what kind of cologne is this guy wearing?
John Cena addressed the WWE Universe (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | PHOTOS) Hard to believe it’s over. After nine years, John Cena bid the WWE Universe a heartfelt farewell. The Legendary star insisted he has no regrets for calling the WWE Title Match down the middle at Survivor Series, costing him his career. As the audience showered adulation on one of the ring’s greatest, Cena saluted from the stage for the last time. In the locker room area, the Superstar navigated a host of colleagues there to pay their respects, including Randy Orton. And as Cena exited the arena, Wade Barrett taunted him with a You-Can’t-See-Me wave of his hand.
Ezekiel Jackson def. Alex Riley in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) As any student knows, being a substitute can be brutal. Now imagine being a sub for The Miz. Once again, Mr. Money in the Bank passed the buck to his assistant, Alex Riley, compelling him to compete in his stead. This time, Riley was forced to battle powerhouse Ezekiel Jackson in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match. Big Zeke, however, was not to be denied and qualified with a convincing win.
Sheamus def. R-Truth in a King of the Ring Qualifying Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) In the wake of his loss to John Morrison at Survivor Series, Sheamus appeared eager to punish someone, anyone. Poor R-Truth. The athletic Superstar found himself vying against the enraged Irishman in a qualifying match for an opportunity to compete in a King of the Ring Tournament live next Monday on a special three-hour Raw. The Celtic Warrior proved he’s not a man to be trifled with, overpowering Truth for the victory.
As new Raw commentator CM Punk pointed out, in the tournament, the Irishman will face three other Raw entrants as well as four competitors from SmackDown, who will be determined this Friday.
WWE Champion Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett arranged (WATCH) Wade Barrett lost to WWE Champion Randy Orton at Survivor Series, fair and square – and the Englishman simply can’t bear the thought of it. Addressing the WWE Universe, Barrett posited a theory that seemed as out-there as Prince Charles’ ears: the match’s special guest referee, John Cena, had been plotting against him the entire time. Sigh.
Despite the ludicrous charge, The Nexus leader was offered a chance at redemption. Raw’s anonymous General Manager arranged a title match pitting Barrett against The Viper in the night’s main event. Satisfied, Barrett accepted and went on to explain that he will also “allow” Cena to address the WWE Universe one last time as well. Gee, what a swell bloke.
Live News & Notes From Survivor Series; Rock Posted by Andy Steven on 11/21/2010 at 11:42 PM
Thanks to ProWrestling.net reader Ben Leonard who was at the WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view and passed along the following report:
* Half the uppers are tarped off. The general manager podium is set up. More room around the ramp than I'm used to, maybe set up for a brawl to spill out of the ring. The ring has blue ropes. There are Rock appearance rumors are running rampant. Lots of "Cena sucks" chants. Many empty seats on the hard camera side.
* R-Truth (w/Eve) defeated Zack Ryder. Justin Roberts handled the introductions. R-Truth came out to his old music with Eve. So hot. Big pops for Truth, decent heat for Sack Ryder. It was a longer match than I expected. R-Truth won and the crowd loved him.
* Apparently, there was a problem with the ring. The crew came out and leveled it.
Luke Gallows talks in detail about his WWE release Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 11/21/2010 at 04:23 PM
Slam! Wrestling has an interview with former WWE wrestler Luke Gallows. Here are some highlights...
On his WWE Release: "I don't have a big ego, but I don't feel like I suck. I'm still getting better. I feel that as a big guy, I'm a really good athlete. I think the sky's the limit, man. Why not? I've not gotten to really break out, I've not gotten any good mic time. I think that if I do that, and I present myself as a character that people can sink their teeth into, there's no reason that I can't be right back in the mainstream and on national television, in the next six months or a year. I feel very strongly about that; you can call me back and tell me I was dumb for saying that, but I'm positive about it."
On the Straight Edge Society: "I really felt we were going to capitalize on it. The agents always acted like they were into it. The creative people, I don't know if it was a Vince [McMahon] thing or Johnny [Laurinaitis], not to go for it. I had the match with Punk and then we were supposed to start the Roughneck babyface thing next week, and it never got off the ground. We kept talking about it. They brought Freddie Prinze in, and Freddie and I had some really good ideas."
On being unemployed: "I've never been fired before. When I was working indies, I was lucky to get $50 or $75. This is a whole new realm for me. I kind of settled on a price and shot it out there. Nobody's been surprised by it. I'm a networker. Just from the time I was released yesterday, I've got 12 bookings, a convention, and I've agreed to do maybe 20 interviews."
On Caylen Croft's release: "He really didn't get any time at all [on TV]. We're like best friends. He used to be my neighbour in Louisville. We've been friends forever. I don't know how much he's wanting to get out there. I just called him up. 'Hey, man, I'm taking these bookings. If you want to do any with me, jump on board.'"
On former tag team partner Ray "Jesse" Gordy: "He kind of wanted to get away from the wrestling thing a little bit because he's been around it his whole life, in a different light, not from a fan's perspective, but growing up with his dad, and the things that went on with that, I think he had a tough road to hoe. I think he misses being around the guys. I think we're going to go out and do some shows together."
On his plans: "I'm having a lot of fun booking these things, doing a couple of interviews, and all that. I'll go hit the conventions too, because I'm a fan too. I just like being around it."
Former Diva Changes Twitter Page After Release Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/21/2010 at 12:32 PM
Former WWE Diva Tiffany posted the following blog on her release from the company on her official Twitter page.
On Saturday 20th November 2010, @WWEDivaTiffany said:
I am sad that I won't be able to work with Drew. He is the best thing in my life and I know he is going to do amazing things with WWE. WWE is still a major part of my family and will always be. I am so proud of my husband and will be his biggest cheerleader. If it wasn't for WWE, we would have never met. I love you Drew. Thanks for being my rock
In addition to the blog, Tiffany announced a new post-WWE Twitter page. Follow updates from the former WWE Diva from now on at Taryn_Terrell.
WWE Survivor Series Results Sunday, November 21, 2010 From the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida
A video package runs highlighting the history of the Survivor Series and how the tradition will continue. The video package then focuses on tonight’s main event with Randy Orton defending the WWE Championship against Wade Barrett with John Cena as the special guest referee in the “free or fired” match.
A graphic opening plays welcoming us to the 24th annual Survivor Series. We then go live to the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida where a huge display of pyro goes off. Michael Cole welcomes us to the second longest running WWE pay per view event.
WWE United States Title Match: Ted DiBiase vs. Daniel Bryan We go to the ring and out comes Ted DiBiase with Maryse for tonight’s United States Title Match. Out next is the US Champion, Daniel Bryan.
The bell rings and both men lock up. Bryan works over Dibiase’s arm, but it’s quickly turned around on him. Bryan is able to get out of it and hit a dropkick and the lights go down for no reason at all. They come back up and Bryan catches Dibiase with a big boot in the midsection. Dibiase rolls out to the apron and catches Bryan in the stomach with a shoulder. Dibiase traps Bryan and suplexes him from inside the ring out to the floor.
DiBiase rolls Bryan back into the ring, lays in a couple of elbows across his throat, and goes up to the middle rope to drop a double ax handle, again across Bryan’s throat. Bryan falls to the outside but he’s quickly rolled back in. Dibiase goes for the cover but he’s only able to get a two count. Bryan stuns Dibiase with a big European uppercut, and another. Bryan scores with a kick, but he’s taken down to the mat by Dibiase and pounded for a little bit before Dibiase attempts another pinfall. Dibiase goes right into a rear chin lock as soon as Bryan kicks out, but Bryan is able to fight out of it, only to be planted across Dibiase’s knee with a backbreaker, and stood up for a dropkick. Dibiase locks in another rear chin lock.
Bryan is able to fight to his feet, and avoids a suplex from Dibiase only to come back with a beautiful dropkick into the corner. Bryan lays into Dibiase with a series of kicks, backflips over Dibiase in the corner, and lands a sliding lariat. Bryan throws Dibiase to the outside and hits a beautiful suicide dive, only to immediately get up grabbing his shoulder. Bryan’s a great worker, but even if he’s seriously injured, he’s worked longer matches with worse injuries. Bryan hits a shotgun missile dropkick from the top rope that’s good for a two count. Bryan kicks Dibiase sqaure in the chest about eight times before going for another. Dibiase grabs his leg but finds himself caught in a small package for two. Bryan goes for the LaBell lock, but Dibiase fights it off and hits an awesome clothesline that’s good for a two count.
Dibiase tries for the Dream street, but Bryan is able to counter, and runs up into the corner, forcing Dibiase into a pinning predicament. Dibiase kicks out but holds on to the million dollar dream. Bryan fights out but he’s immediately put back down by Dibiase. Dibiase takes Bryan to the corner and buries his shoulder in Bryan’s midsection before placing him on the top rope. Bryan slips under a superplex attempt and Dibiase ends up perched on the top rope instead. Bryan connects with a beautiful high angle back superplex, and he immediately goes back to holding his shoulder before going for a pin. Bryan only gets a two but tries to transition directly into the LaBell lock, only for Dibiase to slingshot him into the corner. Dibiase tries for a quick pin, but Bryan fights out, locks in the LaBell lock, and forces Dibiase to tap.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
- After the match, Bryan is headed up the ramp when he is attacked by Alex Riley and The Miz, who make their way down to the ring. The Miz rips on the Miami Heat. Miz talks about Wade Barrett and continues ripping LeBron James of the Heat. Miz teases cashing in and says it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when now. Miz says he’s awesome and that’s it.
- We see clips of Sheamus and John Morrison from RAW. Josh Matthews is backstage interviewing Sheamus now. Sheamus says Morrison will never be a WWE Champion. Sheamus says he’s going to break Morrison’s will and break his body.
Sheamus vs. John Morrison We go to the ring and out comes Sheamus ready to fight. Out next comes John Morrison to a nice reaction. The bell rings and here we go.
The bell rings and both men lock up. Sheamus backs Morrison into the corner and slaps him in the face. Morrison responds with forearms and right hands, but Sheamus is quick to slam his head into the turnbuckle. Morrison responds with a hurricarana, and a dropkick that sends Sheamus to the outside. Morrison executes a corkscrew dive to the outside on top of Sheamus and beats on him for bit, only to be shoved hard into the ringside barricade. Sheamus hits a double ax handle smash to Morrison’s head before sending him back into the ring and going for the cover, getting a two count. Sheamus hits Morrison with a series of knee drops before simply standing on Morrison’s head. Sheamus picks up Morrison for a short arm clothesline and scores another near fall before locking in a rear chin lock.
Morrison is able to fight back up to his feet, but Sheamus puts him right back down to the mat and begins stomping away. Sheamus picks Morrison up and props him against the ropes so that he can club away at his back. Sheamus hits a reverse DDT, planting Morrison on his knee, and it’s good for another two count. Sheamus lock in a submission focused on Morrison’s shoulder, but Morrison is able to fight up to his feet. Morrison scores a couple of punches, but runs right into a high knee from Sheamus that puts him right back on the mat. Sheamus picks Morrison up and clubs across Morrison’s chest repeatedly. Sheamus goes for another cover but still can’t score a three count.
Morrison continues to attempt to fight back, but Sheamus puts him right back down with a big right hand. Sheamus picks Morrison up and places him on the top rope. When Sheamus begins to climb though, he’s punches away by Morrison. Sheamus is quick to come back, jumping up the ropes and pounding down repeatedly on Morrison’s back. Sheamus goes for a superplex, but Morrison holds on, fights back, and sends Sheamus down to the mat with a big forearm. Morrison hits a cross body from the top, but Sheamus rolls through, holding on to Morrison, and plants him with a huge slam that’s good for another near fall.
The end comes when Morrison slides in and rolls up Sheamus for 2. Sheamus back to the knee, clips Morrison to the mat. Morrison back with the kick, Starship Pain countered, set up top, Irish Curse by Sheamus countered, misses the boot, caught in the ropes, kick by Morrison and a running knee gets the pinfall and the win.
Winner: John Morrison
- We go backstage with John Cena and R-Truth. Cena asks Truth what he wants. Truth says he may have a solution for everything. Truth reminds Cena that Nexus is banned from ringside in the main event but he, Truth, isn’t. Truth proposes that he comes out and something accidentally happens to Randy Orton. Cena says he wouldn’t be able to live with himself if that happened. Cena says he’s calling it down the middle and says that’s the truth. Truth says he will believe it when he sees it.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Kaval vs. Dolph Ziggler Kaval makes his way out first. Vickie Guerrero is out next and introduces her boyfriend, the WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler.
The bell rings and both men lock up. Ziggler backs Kaval up into the corner, and goes for a right hand, but Kaval avoids it. Kaval hits a big shoulderblock and goes right for the pin but only gets two. Kaval hits a sick chop, but finds himself backed into the corner again. Ziggler kicks Kaval in the stomach before hitting a snap mare and following it up with a flipping neckbreaker. Ziggler stomps at Kaval’s back, and as soon as he gets to his feet, Ziggler hits a judo toss, taking Kaval off of his feet. Kaval is able to come back with a quick roll up, but he only gets a two count. Ziggler comes right back, dropping the elbow across Kaval’s neck. Kaval hits a back handspring cross body that stuns Ziggler, and connects with another sick chop. Kaval mounts Ziggler in the corner, hitting four consecutive right hands, but he’s distracted by Vickie, and Ziggler pulls Kaval’s legs out from under him, causing his face to smash into the turnbuckle. Ziggler goes for a pin, but only gets two, he quickly goes right into a rear chin lock.
Kaval is able to fight his way out of the hold, but he quickly finds himself back on the mat and in Ziggler’s clutches again. Kaval fights back up to his feet another time and catches a charging Ziggler with a big boot, and a series of running clotheslines. Kaval hits a couple of nasty kicks to Ziggler before splashing him in the corner and following up with a springboard asai moonsault.
Kaval hits Ziggler with a beautiful chop and follows up with a SICK kick to Ziggler’s face, which is still only good for a two count. Kaval goes to the top rope, but Ziggler is able to stop him. Ziggler goes up too and locks in the sleeper on Kaval, but Kaval is able to fight out of it and send Ziggler to the mat. Kaval looks like he tries for the Phoenix splash, but when Ziggler moves he lands on his feet. Ziggler comes back with a rocker dropper, and goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Ziggler is able to lock in the sleeper hold, but Kaval fights out of it. Ziggler throws Kaval up only for him to land on the top rope, and jump right off with a huge enzugiri that’s good for another near fall.
Both men make it back to their feet, and Kaval lays right in with a kick to Ziggler’s thigh. Ziggler kicks Kaval in the stomach and head butt’s the back of Kaval’s head before dropping a couple of elbows across the back of his neck. Kaval tries for a roll up but Ziggler holds on to the ropes. When he does go down it’s for a one count, and Ziggler comes back with a small package, for a two count of his own. Kaval tries for another roll up, but Ziggler is able to counter it, and hold on to the tights just a bit to score the three count over Kaval.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- We go backstage with Jack Swagger, talking about being a member of Team Del Rio tonight. Swagger says it should be his team since he’s the only former World Champion. Cody Rhodes starts talking and all of Team Del Rio is there. Del Rio talks about destroying Rey Mysterio and his team tonight. Del Rio walks off and Cody says he is good.
Big Show, Kofi Kingston, Chris Masters, MVP and Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio, Tyler Reks, Cody Rhodes, Drew McIntyre and Jack Swagger We go to the ring and out comes Big Show first for Team Mysterio. The rest of the team comes out and Mysterio is out last. Cody Rhodes is out first for Team Del Rio. Cody stops to look in his mirror. The rest of the team comes out and Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer is introduced next. Del Rio comes pulling into the arena and makes his way to the ring.
Rey Mysterio and Jack Swagger look to start things out for their respective teams. The bell rings and Del Rio jumps in the ring instead. The crowd is giving a ton of love to the hometown boy MVP. Del Rio backs off of a lock up, resetting himself, and doing it again before backing into his own team’s corner and tagging out to Cody Rhodes. Rhodes makes his way in and locks up with Mysterio. Rhodes and Mysterio trade holds for a bit before Rhodes puts him down with a shoulderblock. Mysterio comes back with a kick to the chest, but ends up walking into a beautiful disaster kick from Rhodes that’s good for a two count. Del Rio tags in and kicks Mysterio hard in the gut while he’s being held by Rhodes. Del Rio lays into Mysterio with a series of kicks before sending him into the corner. Mysterio responds with a hurricarana, and a low dropkick to a seated Del Rio in the corner.
MVP tags in and comes into the match with a huge single leg kick to Del Rio that’s good for a two count. MVP works over Del Rio with a series of kicks in the corner. Del Rio goes for an enzugiri, but MVP blocks it, and hits a yakuza kick in the corner. MVP tags in Kofi, who comes in with a big ax handle smash to Del Rio’s arm. Masters tags in next, but Del Rio is able to surprise him and make the tag out to Reks, who comes in and beats Masters down in the corner. McIntyre comes in next and hits Masters with a couple of big forearms in the corner and a couple of short arm clotheslines that takes Masters down. McIntyre goes to the top and leaps off, but Masters gets his foot up and McIntyre crashes into it. MVP is back in with a series of dropkicks and a huge exploder suplex. MVP tries for, and connects with the ballin’ elbow.
MVP knocks Del Rio off the apron, and suplexes McIntyre, only for Del Rio to grab MVP’s feet. McIntyre lands on top of MVP, and Del Rio holds on, allowing a three count.
MVP has been eliminated.
Masters and Del Rio tag in and Masters tries for the master lock, but Del Rio fights out of it and locks in the rolling armbar, forcing Masters to tap.
Chris Masters is eliminated
Big Show comes in to a big pop from the crowd, and Del Rio is quick to tag out to Swagger.
Swagger tries to take out Show’s legs with a chop block. He tags out to Del Rio, who chops Show across the back. Del Rio gloats, but when he turns around he finds a pretty angry Big Show. Del Rio tries to tag out to McIntyre, but McIntyre doesn’t want to, so Del Rio tags him anyway. Show hits Del Rio with a huge punch and brings in McIntyre over the top rope. Show works over McIntyre for a bit, but runs into a big boot. McIntyre tries for hit DDT, but show fights it off and hits a big clothesline. Kofi tags in, and Show slams him onto McIntyre. Kofi tries for the pin but only gets a two count. Del Rio looks like he’s being escorted out. Rhodes is able to tag in and he eats a slap to the face from Kofi. Rhodes gets angry and goes to the outside, kicking the barriace and ripping apart the announce table. Rhodes makes the ring announcer hold up his jacket with the mirror on the back to make sure his face is alright. He rolls back into the ring only to get another slap to the face. Kofi tags out to Show who comes in and teases a KO punch. Show slaps Cody on the back instead, but comes up with another KO punch, connecting this time. Show pins Rhodes.
Cody Rhodes has been eliminated.
Reks comes into the match quickly knocking Show off his feet with a giant shoulder block. Swagger and Reks trade off working over the Big Show, and Swagger tries to work over Show’s leg. Show gets to his feet and tries for the chokeslam on Swagger, only to have it turned around into the ankle lock. Show is able to make it to his corner and tags out to Mysterio who comes in with a seated senton on top of Swagger that’s good for a two count. Swagger is able to catch Mysterio, but Mysterio fights out, only to run right into a big boot. Swagger cheap shots Kingston in the corner, but when he goes back, Kofi drop toe holds him into the ropes. Mysterio tries for the 619, but Swagger catches him and locks in the ankle lock. Mysterio swings himself around and counters out of it, putting Swagger into the ropes again. Reks makes the tag and tries to surprise Mysterio but he ducks it and tags in Kingston who comes in as a house of fire, kicking Reks in the face and scoring a huge cross body from the top rope.
Kofi goes to the top but ends up caught up in a tree of woe when Reks stops him. Reks charges him, but Kofi fights pout of the tree of woe and connects with a big kick, rolling up Reks and getting the three count.
Tyler Reks has been eliminated.
Swagger comes in and trues fir tge ankjle lock but Kofi fights out of it. Swagger tries for the gut wrench, but Kofi fights out again. Kofi tries for TIP, but Swagger catches him in the ankle lock. Kofi is forced to tap.
Kofi Kingston has been eliminated.
Show tags in and works over Swagger, only to quickly tag out to Mysterio. Mysterio climbs on Show’s shoulders, but McIntyre kicks Show’s leg, forcing Mysterio to fall. Swagger hits the Vader bomb, but it’s not enough for a three count. Mysterio forces Swagger into the ropes and connects with the 619. Mysterio climbs on Show again and splashes Swagger, scoring the three count.
Jack Swagger has been eliminated.
McIntyre is in and tries for the culture shock, but he finds himself 619′d instead. Show tags in and hits a chokeslam, taking McIntyre down to the mat for the three count.
Winners: Rey Mysterio and Big Show of Team Mysterio
- We go backstage with Josh Matthews and Randy Orton. Orton says he’s tired of talking about John Cena. Orton says he’s thinking about beating Wade Barrett tonight and retaining the WWE Title. Orton says there will be an RKO or a punt to the skull for Barrett tonight.
WWE Divas Title Handicap Match: Natalya vs. LayCool We go to the ring and out first comes the WWE Divas Title co-holders Michelle McCool and Layla. Out next is the challenger Natalya. It’s going to be McCool starting out for her team against Natalya.
Natalya and McCool lock up, only for Natalya to be immediately taken down to the mat. McCool lays in with a couple of right hands before picking her up and hitting a big European uppercut. Natalya tries to fight back but McCool kicks her in the back and tags in Layla who hits a big running clothesline. Layla lays into Natalya with a couple of big forearms and a huge kick, tying her up in the ropes. The ref pulls Layle away, only for McCool to pull her out of the ring and to the floor in a rough manner. McCool tags back in and LayCool try for a double suplex in the ring, but Natalya is able to reverse it. Natalya rolls to the outside where she’s attacked by McCool who lays in with a couple of kicks. When she tries for a big running kick though, Natalya moves and McCool ends up straddling the ringside barricade. Natalya tosses McCool over the barricade, and when Layla tries to attack, she’s thrown into McCool.
Natalya tries to bring McCool back into the ring, but she’s tosses into the barricade by McCool instead. McCool rolls Natalya into the ring, but Natalya is able to send McCool straight into Layla with whom she butts heads. Natalya locks in the sharpshooter on McCool, and forces her to tap out.
Winner and New WWE Divas Champion: Natalya
- After the match, Natalya celebrates with her new title. Layla and McCool attack her from behind and beat her up. Beth Phoenix’s music hits and out she comes to make the save. Beth drops Layla with her finisher. Natalya gets on Beth’s shoulders to celebrate and pose for the fans.
- We get a long promo for the World Heavyweight Title match with Kane and Edge.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Edge vs. Kane We go to the ring and out comes the World Heavyweight Champion Kane, with no Paul Bearer in sight. Out next is Edge to a nice reaction from the crowd. Edge brings the wheelchair to the ring but its empty, no Bearer. This just makes Kane more mad. The bell rings, and Kane tries to clothesline Edge, but eats a slap to the face instead. Edge comes back with a couple more rights to the face, rolls to the outside where he sweeps Kane off of his feet. Edge goes to the top and jumps off, almost getting caught with a chokeslam, but Edge fights out of it and hits a heel kick to put Kane on his back. Kane is able to fight back, clubbing Edge across the back. Edge rolls back to the outside, and wheels around the wheelchair, further maddening Kane. Kane rolls out to chase Edge, but Edge rolls back into the ring, hits a baseball slide, and sends Kane into the barricade. Edge sends Kane back into the ring, ducks a big boot and takes Kane back down to the mat, where he begins stomping at his knee and pounding his head.
Edge rolls to the outside and drags Kane by the leg to the corner of the ring, where he wraps his leg around the ring post. Edge rolls back into the ring and goes right back to work on Kane’s knees, stomping away at both of them before dragging him into the center of the ring and locking in a leg lock. Kane is able to fight out of it with a couple of quick leg drops. Both men get up to their feet and Edge tries for the Impaler DDT, but he’s instead placed across the top rope and kicked out to the floor. Kane follows out and he picks Edge up to his feet, catching him with a big right hand. Edge rolls back into the ring, but Kane drags his head out to the apron and lays into him with a series of rights. Kane makes his way back into the ring and sends Edge into the corner with a hard Irish whip. Kane chokes Edge against the bottom rope before picking him up and whipping him hard across the ring again. Kane chokes Edge with his boot while asking where his father is. Kane backs Edge up into the corner and comes at him hard with a couple of quick combinations and a big kick, that’s good for a near fall.
Kane continues to ask where Bearer is while holding on to a front chancery. Edge is able to fight up to his feet, but Kane snap mares him back down and hits a giant low dropkick. Kane goes for the cover but he’s only able to get a two count. Kane goes back to the chancery, continuing to wear down Edge. Edge is able to score a couple of shots to Kane’s stomach, staggering him. Edge finds himself backdropped out to the apron, but he comes back, slamming Kane head first into the turnbuckle, and hitting a big cross body from the top rope. Edge lays into Kane with a few right hands, but when he tries to whip Kane across the ring it’s reversed and he eats a big slam instead. Kane climbs to the top rope and leaps off with a dive, but he’s caught with a big dropkick from Edge instead.
Both men are able to make it back to their feet, where Edge ducks a clothesline and hits a running forearm, then a clothesline of his own before hitting a drop toe hold that sends Kane into the ropes. Edge hits a splash onto Kane’s back before trying for a quick roll up that’s good for a two count. Kane charges Edge in the corner only to walk into a big boot, but when Edge jumps from the second rope, it’s right into a big right hand from Kane. Kane tries for a suplex, but Edge reverses out of it into a fall away neckbreaker that’s good for another near fall. Both men are back up and Edge runs right into a big side slam from Kane that’s good for a near fall for the champion. Kane goes back up to the top, but Edge is able to stop him, sitting him down on the top rope instead. Edge scales the ropes, but Kane pushes him off, crotching him on the top rope. Kane jumps off the turnbuckle with a big lariat that puts Edge down on the mat for a two count. Kane tries for the chokeslam but Edge is able to fight it off and connect with the Impaler DDT instead.
Edge sets up for the spear, but Kane is able to meet him with a big boot instead, stopping Edge dead. Kane goes for, and connects with a big chokeslam, but it’s still not enough to keep Edge down for a three count. Kane argues with the ref for a bit before getting back up to his feet, frustrated. Kane tries for the tombstone, but Edge fights out of it and is able to connect with a spear. Both men have their shoulder’s down, and the ref counts three. Edge is announced as the winner and new World Champion.
The referee takes the World Title and waves off the announcement. The ref informs Tony Chimel that both Edge and Kane’s shoulders were down and the match results in a tie. It’s announced that Kane is still the World Heavyweight Champion. Kane’s music plays and he gets his belt back.
Winner and Still World Heavyweight Champion: Kane
- After the match, Kane attacks Edge and throws him out to the floor. Kane goes for a chokeslam but Edge counters and trips him into the steel steps. Edge throws Kane into the ringpost and sits him in the wheelchair. Edge runs Kane and the wheelchair through the fan barrier at ringside. Edge’s music hits and he leaves Kane laid out.
- We go backstage with Wade Barrett and John Cena. Barrett talks about how this is the same building where Nexus started up and interfered in Cena’s match when he was WWE Champion. Barrett says he didn’t fire Cena for what happened on RAW last Monday because he didn’t want to. Barrett tells Cena to do his job tonight and he will be free from Nexus.
WWE Tag Team Title Match: Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater vs. Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov We go to the ring and out comes Nexus, minus John Cena and Wade Barrett. The WWE Tag Team Champions Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel get ready to go. Out next are their opponents, Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov.
Slater and Santino start things out for their respective teams. Santino swings wildly but misses, and so instead takes Slater over with a Sambo throw. Slater tags out to Gabriel who tries to catch Santino with a couple of kicks. Santino avoids them and takes Gabriel off his feet before tagging in Kozlov. Kozlov manhandles Gabriel, tossing him around the ring and hitting a big boot. Gabriel hits a chop block, but Kozlov comes right back with a giant head butt to a leaping Gabriel. Gabriel is able to take Kozlov off his feet and make the tag to Slater who comes in a buries his boots in Kozlov’s midsection before tagging Gabriel back in. Gabriel and Slater make constant tags, trading off working over Kozlov in the corner.
Gabriel locks in a front chancery on Kozlov, while Santino cheers on in the background, but when Kozlov tries to fight out of it, Gabriel comes up with a knee to the chest, and a front headlock. Kozlov works to push Gabriel back towards friendly territory and Santino, reaching his hand out, but Slater comes in and takes Santino out, causing the distraction and allowing Kozlov to be dragged back toward the Nexus’ corner. Slater tags in and catches Kozlov with a right hand before locking in a front headlock of his own. Kozlov continues to fight toward his corner, but he’s held back by Slater. Kozlov fights out and connects with a clothesline which allows him to tag out to Santino. Santino comes in with a series of right hands, a splits to avoid a clothesline and a big clothesline. Santino teases the cobra, but the members of Nexus distract him, allowing Slater to hit a jumping neckbreaker. Slater pins Santino and gets the three count.
Winners: Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel
- After the match, Nexus gathers in the ring to show off. The e-mail alert goes off and Cole has an announcement from the General Manager. We’re reminded that Nexus is banned from ringside for the WWE Title Match. It’s announced that if any of them try to interfere in the main event then the entire group of Nexus will be suspended. Nexus leaves the ring as we get ready for the main event.
- We get the nice video package for tonight’s WWE Title Match and how the stipulations may affect John Cena.
WWE Title Match: Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton Special Referee: John Cena We go to the ring and out first comes the special referee for tonight’s main event, John Cena. The Nexus music hits next and out comes Wade Barrett, the challenger. Barrett has a few words and a smirk for Cena. Out next comes the WWE Champion Randy Orton to a big pop from the crowd.
The bell rings, and we’re finally ready to kick things off. Barrett and Orton lock up and push each other back and forth before Orton backs Barrett up into the corner. Orton breaks clean without and count from Cena. Another lock up and Orton locks in a side headlock. When he’s pushed off he comes right back with a big shoulder block that takes Barrett off his feet. Orton takes Barrett off his feet again and back into another side headlock. Barrett gets out of it and back up to his feet, only to get another shoulder block for his efforts. Another lock up and Barrett backs Orton up into the corner and Cena still isn’t counting for anything. Barrett kicks away at Orton in the corner, but Orton comes back with a kick of his own and follows it up with a big clothesline. Orton kicks Barrett in the chest and picks him up, hitting a huge European uppercut before continuing the assault in the corner. Cena pulls Orton off, and it allows Barrett to catch Orton with a big kick to the face.
Barrett continues to work over Orton, slamming his head into the turnbuckle and working him over in the corner, and this time Cena pulls Barrett off, leaving Barrett open for a dropkick from Orton. Orton mounts Barrett and lays in with a series of lefts and rights before getting back to his feet and stomping away at Barrett. Orton drops a big knee before picking Barrett up and kicking him in the shoulder. Barrett rolls to the outside and Orton follows. Orton walks right into an assault by Barrett, who tosses him into the barricade before backing him up twice into the ring apron. Barrett then sends Orton shoulder first into the ring steps.
Barrett rolls Orton back into the ring and tries for a cover but he only gets two. Barrett lays into Orton with a couple of rights and a big left that takes Orton off his feet. Another cover from Barrett and another two count. Barrett sends Orton from corner to corner hard, before stepping on Orton’s neck and putting the pressure on. Barrett goes for another cover but this time only gets one. Barrett locks in a rear chin lock, but Orton is able to fight up to his feet pretty quickly. Orton fights out of the hold and ends up walking right into a high knee that takes him back down to the mat. Barrett lays in with a big kick and tries for another cover for another two count.
Another rear chin lock from Barrett and Orton is able to fight to his feet again. Barrett wears him down though and brings him back down to one knee before Orton can break the hold. Orton fights up to his feet again and is able to break the hold with a big belly to back suplex.
Barrett and Orton trade blows in the middle of the ring. Orton comes out on top with a big European uppercut, kick to the chest and series of clotheslines. Orton hits a snap powerslam before clotheslining Barrett over the top rope and out to the floor. When Orton follows he finds himself driven back first into the ring post. Barrett rolls Orton back into the ring, but when he follows, Orton kicks him in the head, knocking Barrett down to the apron. Orton tries to drag Barrett back into the ring but Barrett targets Orton’s eye. Orton comes back with his signature backbreaker that’s good for a two count. Orton charges Barrett in the corner but he runs right into a big boot. Barrett climbs up to the second rope and leaps off with a big elbow drop that’s good for a two count.
Barrett hit Orton with Wasteland, but Orton grabbed the bottom rope at two. Barrett got back in Cena’s face and shoved Cena. Cena shoved Barrett back and Orton nailed him with an RKO. Cena counted one… two… pause and then three! Orton wins the match, but Cena is fired.
Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett via pinfall.
After the match Cena tore off the referee shirt and tore off the Nexus armband. The rest of Nexus hit the ring and Orton and Cena cleared the ring of them. Cena then grabbed the WWE Championship belt and presented it to Orton. Orton and Cena embraced. Orton tried to celebrate while Cena sulked in the corner. Orton left the ring, leaving Cena in the ring. After Orton went to the back, Cena took off his armbands and put them in the center of the ring while the crowd chanted “Cena.” Cena saluted the crowd and then went over and hugged Michael Cole and a fan (the WWE sign guy) as he headed to the back. Cena then stood at the top of the stage and raised his hands. He then went through the crowd and slapped hands as the PPV went off the air.
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