Randy Orton def. WWE Champion The Miz by Disqualification WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella def. Chavo Guerrero Drew McIntyre def. Kaval Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston def. Alberto Del Rio & Jack Swagger John Cena def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler & Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero (2-on-1 Handicap Match)
SAN ANTONIO – On a special live edition of SmackDown, CM Punk played the role of "The Grinch," ruining John Cena’s Christmas week by smashing him with a steel chair for the second night in a row.
John Cena def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler & Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Not happy just standing in the corner watching, Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero had no problem joining the fray in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match. But when she meddled too much, Cena shocked the WWE Universe by planting a kiss on her! Next, Cena turned his attention to Ziggler, dropping him with an Attitude Adjustment for the pinfall. With Vickie livid at the loss, Cena was poised to dispatch of her with the same maneuver. However before he could, CM Punk rushed the ring and smashed the Raw Superstar in the gut with a steel chair, then blasted him again for good measure. It was the second night in a row that Punk delivered such a dastardly deed.
Christmas Eve replay Watch a special replay of SmackDown on Friday Dec. 24 at 8/7 CT on Syfy. (Find Syfy in your area)
Rey Mysterio & Kofi Kingston def. Alberto Del Rio & Jack Swagger (WATCH | PHOTOS) Although Rey Mysterio failed to capture the World Title at WWE TLC (PHOTOS), The Master of the 619 came up big on a first-ever live SmackDown on USA Network. With potent partner Kofi Kingston in his corner, the duo kept up an exciting offense, including an awesome double aerial assault from the top rope onto Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger outside the ring. To finish the tag team war, Kingston blasted Swagger with Trouble in Paradise, then The Ultimate Underdog finished off The All-American American with a splash from the top rope.
Drew McIntyre def. Kaval (WATCH | PHOTOS) In commanding fashion, Drew McIntyre made quick work of Kaval, dropping him hard with a Future Shock DDT in a brief encounter that was over before it started.
Kane rejected World Heavyweight Champion Edge's challenge to a rematch (WATCH | PHOTOS) All of new World Heavyweight Champion Edge’s mind games with Kane finally paid off when he captured his tenth World Championship at WWE TLC (PHOTOS). When Edge challenged Kane to a title rematch on SmackDown, The Big Red Monster says he will no longer play the game on Edge’s terms. Instead, the former champion declared that he will get back his title under his terms and when he is ready.
WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella def. Chavo Guerrero (WATCH | PHOTOS) With a lethal Cobra strike, Santino Marella downed Chavo Guerrero. Just before the match, Santino attempted to get a kiss from old flame Beth Phoenix, but it was fellow WWE Tag Team Champion Vladimir Kozlov who received a holiday kiss under the mistletoe (WATCH).
Big Show offered his rendition of "The Night Before Christmas" (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite breaking a chair with his crushing mass, Big Show’s spirit could not be dampened as he offered a big dose of holiday cheer with his version of a Christmas classic. But “Dashing” Cody Rhodes put the brakes on the fun by rushing into the ring, attacking Hornswoggle and trashing the holiday decorations. The World’s Largest Athlete quickly came to the rescue, sending Rhodes back into the night.
Randy Orton def. WWE Champion The Miz by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) Just like he did at WWE TLC, Alex Riley inserted himself into the action (WWE TLC photos). However on this night, Riley’s interference cost WWE Champion The Miz his match with The Viper. After the bout, with Miz still reeling from an RKO, The Viper was poised to punt his foe. When Riley tried to come to his aid, he too was met with a crushing RKO from WWE’s Apex Predator.
TNA Impact Results Aired On: 12/23/2010 Report by: Stuart Carapola & PWInsider.com
We start with a recap of last week’s events, and then we head into the Impact Zone for the official weigh in for the Morgan-Anderson match at Genesis. Flair tells the fans that there’s a stranger among them, and says that Rob Terry has the opportunity to prove to Immortal that he can be a bodyguard. Eric Bischoff says that this is not going to be a typical weigh in, but there are still questions about Ken Anderson’s condition so there are going to be doctors on hand to make sure they’re both healthy. Matt Morgan’s music hits and out he comes, and Flair says to wipe the smile off his face and pay attention to Bischoff. Morgan says this is obviously a sham and yells at Bischoff for making Anderson wrestle even though he continues to suffer from brain trauma. Bischoff says he has two doctors here to prove that they’re both in good enough condition to compete, so Morgan suggests he play doctor by taking both of their temperatures. Suddenly, Mick Foley’s music hits and he comes out to the ring, saying this is his first time in the Impact Zone since October 7th and he got his hand raised against Ric Flair, but the week after that he was home on his couch suffering from yet another concussion. Foley has had to admit that he’s not the man he used to be because of all the concussions, and that the important thing is how much recovery time here has been since each concussion. Foley says Anderson is his own worst enemy and will continue to wrestle despite the risk to himself, and Foley says the match is off. Flair tells Foley that is pathetic because he’s the reason kids are jumping off roofs and throwing themselves on thumbtacks, and the entire business suffered for what he did to the business and they all took the heat because of Foley changing the business. Foley says he knows he was part of the problem, but he wants the chance to be part of the solution. He and Morgan know what happens when they die, a guy comes into the room with a saw and opens up their heads because they’ve both donated their brains to science. They’ve been part of the problem but they plan to be part of the solution as well, and don’t want to see Anderson’s career end because of another concussion. Bischoff says he sees what’s happening: now that he can’t wrestle and nobody is buying his books or going to his stand-up act, it’s a professional wrestling version of eating your dead because he’s trying to live off of the bodies that were left laying because of what he started, and the match is not cancelled.
Cue the opening video, and tonight: AJ Styles challenges Douglas Williams for the TV Title in an Ironman Match, new Knockouts Tag Team Title Champions will be crowned between the Beautiful People and Madison Rayne & Tara, and an 8 Man Tag for the TNA World Tag Team Title.
We head back to the locker room where Jeff Hardy stops by for a conversation with Matt Morgan, and he says they’ve tore it up and done everything they can, and it’s about professional wrestling. Anderson admits that he’s an asshole and Foley made his name with a barbed wire baseball bat, so who are they to tell him what to do? He asks Morgan to think about what he said during the tag match later tonight, and may the best team win.
We’re off to the ring for our first “match”…
Double J MMA Challenge
Jarrett gets a mic and says it’s been weeks since he first issued the Double J MMA Challenge, where if anyone could make him tap out, they would get $100,000 of Jarrett’s own money. Jarrett’s going to tell us one thing: he’s very disappointed in everyone in the Impact Zone because it’s painfully obvious that nobody can make him submit, so tonight he’s going to open it up to the professionals, and there’s one guy in the back who really impressed him last week, and that’s Amazing Red. He wants to give Red another chance and give him the opportunity of a lifetime to get his hands on Double J’s money.
Amazing Red comes out with a big smile on his face, but gets stopped at ringside to be inspected by the doctor that Bischoff had assigned to check everyone before their matches to make sure that nobody’s wrestling with a concussion. He shines a light in Red’s eyes as he tries to enter the ring, and Jarrett takes advantage by nailing Red as soon as he gets in the ring and rams several knees to his head, then takes him down and drills him in the back of the head with rabbit punches before hooking in the ankle lock. Red holds out, but is eventually forced to tap.
Winner: Jeff Jarrett
Jarrett helps Red up and congratulates him on having such a strong showing.
We go backstage to Madison Rayne and Tara, and Tara’s worried about the giant elbow brace making him look fat because she has a party to go to with Generation Me. She invites Madison, but Madison respectfully declines.
Rob Van Dam is also backstage, and in a matter of minutes he’ll finally be done going through Bischoff’s obstacle course and will be across the ring from Jeff Hardy, and he can’t wait.
#1 Contender’s Match: Max Buck vs Jeremy Buck vs Robbie E vs Frankie Kazarian
The winner of this match gets a shot at the X-Division Title at Genesis, and Mike Tenay and Taz are joined at the broadcast booth by the new champion, Jay Lethal. Max and Kazarian start the match, but Kazarian immediately tags in Jeremy and they circle each other, but instead stop and pose for the crowd. Robbie E really gets into the spirit and fist pumps at the crowd, but Jeremy tags him from behind and tosses him in the ring, and GenMe hits a double fistdrop for 2. Max goes into the ropes and Cookie grabs his ankle, allowing Robbie to nail him from behind and put the boots to him. Robbie with a big necksnap, but only gets 2 so he goes to tag Kazarian in and Kazarian jumps off the apron, so Max rolls Robbie up for 2 and then rams him to the GenMe corner. Max ducks a clothesline and tags Jeremy, who comes off the top with a sunset flip and Robbie rolls through and tries to tag Kazarian, but Kazarian again dodges the tag and GenMe hit a double team facebuster on Robbie but Kazarian breaks up the fall. GenMe goes for More Bang For Your Buck but Robbie again escapes and tags Kazarian, who promptly tosses Robbie out of the ring, clotheslines Max and hits the backdrop piledriver for the win.
Winner: Frankie Kazarian
Kazarian points at Lethal and tells him he’s coming for the X-Division Title.
Sarita walks into Velvet Sky’s locker room with a strap behind her back, and Velvet asks if she can help her with something, and Sarita calmly closes the door behind her and we go to commercial.
Okay, we’re back from commercial and Sarita is doing with the strap what we probably expected her to do with it. She yells at Velvet that she can’t get in her ring without Angelina and expect to fight her, but that just serves to infuriate Velvet, who fights back and rams Sarita into a wall, and then they take turns beating each other up in pretty rough fashion and ramming one another into walls, the desk, and the fight ends with Sarita choking Velvet out and telling her that she swears she’s going to kill her. Angelina finally comes to the rescue and Sarita heads for the hills.
We head to Eric Bischoff’s office and Bischoff says the pressure is on all of them tonight because Dixie Carter’s team has them in checkmate and they all know that the belts give them the power. If things don’t go their way, they need all the belts and Hulk Hogan, who is sitting at home, needs them to get the titles. It’s in their grasp and every one of them can do it because there’s nobody in this room who can’t live up to the standard that Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan have set, and that Jeff Hardy has now set. Bischoff knows that every one of them will do whatever they need to do to do it for each other because they’re a team.
Brian Kendrick is backstage talking to one of the caterers and saying that he thinks he has an extra chromosome, to which the lady responds by giving him a cookie. I’m not kidding, that’s what really happened.
Knockouts Tag Team Title Tournament Finals: Madison Rayne & Tara vs Angelina Love & Velvet Sky
Angelina comes out by herself since Velvet just caught a beating from Sarita, and Madison and Tara look pretty confident about their chances. Angelina gets a quick rollup for 2 and Tara tries to come in from behind but Madison spins her around and hits a S-L-O-W forearm that Angelina just stands there and takes because she’s a nice person. Angelina with a front powerslam for 2, then a running neckbreaker for 2 and then gets a rear chinlock but Madison backs her into the corner and yanks the hair and chokes Angelina before getting another 2 count. Madison rams Angelina to her corner again and chokes her out with her boot, then tags Tara in and they both choke Angelina with the boot. Tara stomps Angelina’s head and then tosses her across the ring with one arm, so I guess the arm is still pretty tender at this point. Madison tags back in and yanks the hair…again…and does the head humping into the mat thing on Angelina, but that only gets 2. Angelina starts a comeback but Tara nails Angelina in the head with the brace on her elbow, and all of a sudden Winter comes out of the back, gets up on the apron, and Angelina tags her in. Winter goes right after Madison and takes her down, then kicks Tara low, which Tara sells for some reason, and then hits a spinning slam thing and pins Madison.
Winners, and NEW Knockouts Tag Team Champions: Angelina Love & Winter
Angelina looks surprised, but this is obviously the happiest day of Winter’s life as she’s now champions with her new best friend. So the moral of the story, kids, is that you don’t ever need to get wins or anything to win a title, just wait for somebody who IS getting a title shot to get taken out and then walk out and take their spot.
The Pope is backstage, talking on his cell phone and telling whoever’s on the other end that he wants to make sure that things go down the way they need to go down, and…wait a minute, Orlando Jordan and Eric Young walk over and donate some money to Pope’s Congregation. Except that Orlando’s wearing a very revealing Santa costume and Young is wearing one of those giant cartoon character suits you see people walking around theme parks in. If it’s a real character, I don’t recognize it. Pope thanks them and tells them to keep up the good work, then goes back to his call and says they just got a donation and to make the deal happen.
Back to the ring…
Ironman Match for the TV Title: Douglas Williams vs AJ Styles
They exchange hammerlocks to start the show and AJ tries to escape by picking Williams’ ankle, but Williams escapes himself and takes AJ down with a side headlock. AJ tries to roll Williams to his back but Williams manages to keep his shoulders off the mat so AJ tries to roll through and kip up, but Williams catches him on the way up and drops right back into the side headlock. AJ reverses to a headscissors but Williams posts his knee on AJ’s ankles and slips out and catches a front facelock on AJ, then transitions that back into the hammerlock and bridges on his head, putting more pressure onto the arm. AJ back to the corner and gets a cheap back elbow on Williams, but Williams comes back with a running knee and then a second, but AJ hits a low blow as we go to commercial.
When we come back, AJ has Williams in a rear chinlock and we learn that AJ hit the Styles Clash to go up 1-0 during the commercial break. Doug reverses an Irish whip to a shoulderblock and a hard European uppercut and AJ bails to the floor to try and run the clock down. Doug goes after him and AJ nails him coming out and rams him into the stairs, then goes back in the ring as the referee lays the count on Williams and the clock continues to run out. Williams makes it back in and AJ keeps putting the boots to him, then gets the indy snapmare/kick to the back combo and covers for 2. It would be helpful and would add a bit of drama to this match if we saw a clock somewhere. And it would be nice if they hadn’t taken 5 of the 15 minutes out of the match with the commercial. AJ with the Big Fancy Knee for 2 and then gets a neck vice as Tenay informs us that we have four minutes left. Williams fights out of the hold and whips AJ to the ropes, AJ rolls over Doug’s back but Doug gets a backdrop and AJ immediately rolls back out to the floor and makes Williams chase him. He heads back in and Williams tries a sunset flip back into the ring and gets 2, then a backslide for 2, then a crucifix for a very close 2. Williams continues the assault with European uppercuts but AJ leapfrogs Williams on a whip into the corner and nails him, then charges Williams and gets backdropped to the apron. AJ tries a springboard move into the ring but Williams catches him and delivers a Gargoyle Suplex with two minutes left on the Tenay clock. Williams begins the comeback rally after laying around for nearly a minute and we now have less than 60 seconds as he takes a run at AJ and gets tossed to the floor, but he lands on his feet and immediately comes back in and hits the Chaos Theory to get a win and tie the match at 1-1 with 20 seconds left. Doug crawls over and tries another cover on AJ, but AJ’s foot is under the rope so no count as time runs out. Referee Earl Hebner checks with both men, AJ says he wants five more minutes and Williams smiles at him and says he only needs one. Earl has Jeremy Borash announce a five minute overtime, and we’re at commercial again.
We’re back and the overtime period has just started, so at least we didn’t come back with like 30 seconds left. Williams hits a tornado DDT that only gets him a 2 count, then sets AJ on the top rope and goes for a superplex, but AJ fights him off and hits that springboard forearm he was looking for before and gets a 2 count from it. AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Williams picks him up and hits an Alabama Slam for 2. Williams goes for a vertical suplex but AJ blocks and hits the Pelle Kick and again only gets 2. We have one minute left again as AJ goes up top and Williams nails him and goes up top, they fight it out on the top rope and Williams hits a back suplex off the top rope just as the clock expires again and we’re still tied at 1-1.
We see some replays of the highlights of the match and then come back to AJ grabbing a mic and telling him that the people want a winner and challenges him to one more time at Genesis. Williams says he’s sorry, he got his rematch and failed to beat him, so sorry but the answer is no. AJ asks him what kind of fighting champion he is, and says he’s no man and no better that that stinkin’ country of his. Williams says he’s right, he is a fighting champion so he’s got his rematch at Genesis, only thing is that AJ gets the TV Title if he wins, but what does he get if he beat AJ? He suggests that if AJ loses, he has to walk away from Fortune. AJ says no way, and to come up with something else. Eric Bischoff comes out and interrupts, and tells AJ that he WILL face Williams at Genesis and if he doesn’t win the TV Title, there won’t be a spot for him in Fortune, Immortal, or anywhere else.
We go backstage as Robert Roode is firing up the troops and says this is their chance to regain their title, and then Jeff Hardy tells Rob Van Dam that if he wants him, he can come and get him.
We go to Mike Tenay and Taz, and we’re live via satellite with Ken Anderson, who is sitting home in front of his Christmas tree in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Tenay asks him his medical status for Genesis, and Anderson said he’s 100% cleared for action. Taz asks Anderson what kind of treatment he’s gone through and Anderson says he’s gone through extensive tests with multiple doctors and he’s fine. Taz says he looked a little less than 100% in the tag match last week, and Anderson says he doesn’t know that he needs to answer to Taz about his health. Taz asks if he’s had vision problems or suffered dizziness or anything, and Anderson assures them he’s fine. When Tenay asks Anderson if he’ll be bringing paperwork verifying his condition with him to Genesis, Anderson has finally had enough and takes off the microphone and walks off the set…I mean, his living room.
We go backstage and RVD and the Motor City Machine Guns are all getting ready for their match, but Matt Morgan is distracted by the Anderson interview. The rest of the team tells Morgan that they need to concentrate on right now, and they all head out to the ring for the main event.
World Tag Team Title Match: Matt Morgan, Rob Van Dam & Motor City Machine Guns vs Jeff Hardy, Abyss & Beer Money
Okay, to explain what we’re looking at here, the title is on the line and if anyone on the babyface side gets the win, the Guns retain and if anyone on the Immortal side wins, Beer Money regain the title. The match starts after we come back from commercial.
Okay, we’re back and James Storm is beating up Rob Van Dam, but Van Dam hits a pair of spinkicks to turn the tide. He high kicks Storm in the face and tags in Matt Morgan, who goes for a slam but Storm slips out the back and gets a Codebreaker. Storm tags Roode in and they whips Morgan into the ropes, but Morgan bursts through their double clothesline attempt and hits a high crossbody on both men, then sends Roode to the corner for the rapid fire elbows. Roode tries coming off the second rope but Morgan catches him and hits a fallaway slam. Chris Sabin tags in and he and Shelley hit a series of fast-paced moves on Roode and Sabin covers for 2. Shelley tags in and goes for Sliced Bread #2, but Storm trips him up from the outside and hits a neckbreaker. Storm with a big right hand on Shelley and then tags in Abyss who waylays Shelley with some heavy blows. Abyss drives Shelley into the corner and repeatedly bashes him in the head with right hands and hits a running splash in the corner. Jeff Hardy tags in and gets an inverted atomic drop and the double groin legdrop on Shelley, then spits at Van Dam and when RVD tries to come in, Hardy drags Shelley to the corner and the Immortal teams stomps Shelley down 4-on-1. Hardy tags back out to Abyss and Shelley tries to dive for the tag, but Abyss grabs his ankle and drags him back. Shelley tries firing back with several rights and lefts, but Abyss shuts him down with one big forearm and tags in Roode, who hits a snapmare and a kneedrop for 2. Roode tags in Storm and they hit a double suplex and do the BEER…MONEY! thing and then Storm stomps on Shelley’s hand. Storm picks Shelley up for the Eye Of The Storm, but Shelley slips out and hits an enziguiri and both men are down. Shelley slowly crawls over but Hardy tags himself in and pulls Shelley back to the middle of the ring and gets a rear chinlock that comes dangerously close to a choke as Impact goes off the air.
Okay, we’re into Reaction now and Shelley is fighting out of Hardy’s chinlock and tags in RVD, and Jeff Hardy literally runs across the ring and tags Robert Roode and dives out of the ring. RVD clears out Beer Money and Abyss by himself and hits Rolling Thunder on Roode for a very close 2. Storm nails RVD and whips him into the ropes, but Sabin gets a blind tag and hits a springboard clothesline on Roode and then everybody comes in and hits a big move on someone else until it’s down to RVD and Hardy. RVD goes after Hardy again but Roode comes out of nowhere and hits a spinebuster on RVD and tosses him to the floor. Hardy tries to nail RVD but Shelley dives onto Hardy and then comes back in the ring for a sequence with Robert Roode but Sabin hits a diving tornado DDT off the top rope and covers Roode for the win.
Winners: Rob Van Dam, Matt Morgan & Motor City Machine Guns
Morgan and the Guns celebrate in the ring as RVD chases Hardy to the back.
When asked if he missed working in a mask, he responded: "Oh sure. In fact I just was talking to someone the other day, a fan, and they were talking about how they thought the mask was cool. They hit it right on the head because [they said] it added a definite air of mystery, which is very true. Right now, we have Rey Mysterio with a mask. And up until Rey won the world championship, I think I was the only masked wrestler to ever win the world championship. … I definitely think it's a trade-off. Certainly there were things about wearing the mask that were unique."
David Hart Smith def. Zack Ryder The Usos def. Yoshi Tatsu & Darren Young Beth Phoenix & Kelly Kelly def. Lay-Cool
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Beth Phoenix & Kelly Kelly def. Lay-Cool (WATCH | PHOTOS) It’s been a bad week to be Lay-Cool. After being smashed through a table by Natalya at WWE TLC, the egocentric Divas were still picking the splinters out of each others backsides when they had to step in the ring to take on Beth Phoenix & Kelly Kelly tonight. But despite feeling the effects of Sunday’s beating, Michelle McCool & Layla still brought the fight to their opponents, targeting Kelly with every vicious maneuver in their diamond-studded playbook. The flawless friends’ dominance came to an end, however, once The Glamazon was tagged in. Knocking Michelle to the outside, Beth nailed Layla with a thundering Glam Slam to pick up her second win over Lay-Cool this week.
The Usos def. Yoshi Tatsu & Darren Young (WATCH | PHOTOS) Their manager, Tamina, may have fallen for Santino Marella, but Jimmy & Jey Uso are staying focused on the WWE Tag Team Championships. The brothers moved in the right direction tonight with a victory over the unique pairing of Yoshi Tatsu & Darren Young tonight. Coming off losses on last Thursday’s “WWE Superstars,” Young & Tatsu were in need of a victory tonight, but their inexperience as a team prevented them from getting an advantage over The Usos. Working together fluidly, Jimmy & Jey double teamed Young to score the win and move another rung up the tag team ladder.
David Hart Smith def. Zack Ryder (WATCH | PHOTOS) After recently splitting with former tag partner Tyson Kidd, David Hart Smith is beginning the uphill battle of making it as a singles star in WWE. He got a much-needed boost of momentum tonight with a win over Zack Ryder. Hot off a victory over Yoshi Tatsu on last Thursday’s “WWE Superstars,” The Long Island Iced-Z was looking to make it two in a row, but he could not get over the brick wall that is David Hart Smith. Using his tremendous size and strength to overpower his flashy opponent, Smith devastated Ryder with a series of suplexes before finishing him off with an explosive powerslam.
Below are various Twitter reactions to Kaval's release from World Wrestling Entertainment Thursday:
John Cena: "CeNation. Behind as always. I guess wwe has released kaval. I have no clue why but this close to holiday would probally mean....... That it is pretty serious business."
Jim Ross: "Kaval's release from WWE surprised me. Don't know the circumstances. Kaval won't have any issues finding work. I wish him my best."
Jeremy Borash: "Very grateful to be working for a company that gives out bonus checks at Christmas instead of walking papers."
Shelton Benjamin: "I guess my question is would you rather see him as a jobber for Wwe or the Indy phenom that he had been."
Gregory Helms: "U gotta be f***ing kidding!!!"
Charlie Haas also took to Twitter to comment on Kaval's release from WWE today, calling the organization 'classless'. He wrote: "Sorry to hear the news of Kaval being released. Especially before Christmas. What a gift. Shows how classless WWE is. Low Ki ur better off ... Anyways. Kaval is one of the best talents in the world. No doubt he will prevail else where. Much respect and love for him."
TNA to start taping Impacts outside of Orlando? Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 12/22/2010 at 05:31 PM
According to Dave Meltzer, there is serious talk of having TNA tape more episodes of Impact outside of the Orlando area. The idea is that most of the tapings would still take place in Orlando but an occasional Impact would be held in another city's small arena.
It's believed that the crowds are getting burned out and the company needs to start building fan bases in new markets. The fear about taping outside of Orlando is drawing strong crowds and having an audience that is as familiar with the product as the Orlando fans are.
IMPACT AIRS EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT ON SPIKE TV STARTING AT 9/8c - DON'T MISS YOUR FAVORITE TNA WRESTLING SUPERSTARS IN ACTION!
It's Total Nonstop Action every Thursday night exclusively on SpikeTV! Can't watch it Thursday? Make sure to set your DVR to record it!
iMPACT features all of your favorite TNA Wrestling Superstars, including World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson, "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan, AJ Styles, The Motor City Machine Guns, Velvet Sky and the sexy TNA Knockouts and so many more!
It's the special Holiday Christmas edition of iMPACT this Thursday on SpikeTV!
- It will be the Finals of the TNA Knockouts Tag Team Title Tournament to crown new champions, as The Beautiful People face Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne and Tara
- TNA World Tag Team Champions The Motor City Machine Guns will defend the gold in an eight-man bout! It will be Team Guns vs. Team Money - The Guns and Matt Morgan and Rob Van Dam vs. Beer Money, TNA World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Hardy and Abyss!
-- TNA Television Champion Douglas Williams will defend the gold against former titleholder against AJ Styles in an Ironman Match!
-- Plus, it will be Kazarian vs. Robbie E. Max Buck vs. Jeremy Buck to determine the new #1 contender to new TNA X Division Champion Jay Lethal!
All this and much more on the special holiday edition of iMPACT on SpikeTV!
The road to the January 9 "Genesis" Pay-Per-View continues, where Matt Morgan will face Mr. Anderson to determine who challenges Jeff Hardy for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship! What will happen between Morgan and Anderson on iMPACT as TNA counts down to January 9?
VIDEO: Preview Thursday's night of TNA Wrestling on SpikeTV below:
Former WWE Star Vows He Will Return Posted by Amish Patel on 12/21/2010 at 02:26 PM
Lance Hoyt (a/k/a Vance Archer), who was released by World Wrestling Entertainment on Nov. 19 alongside alongside Luke Gallows, Tiffany, Caylen Croft, Jillian Hall and Shad Gaspard, feels the company made a mistake by cutting him loose.
"For me it was a budgetary decision that was what was told to me," Hoyt told SLAM! Wrestling in an interview. "I was obviously disappointed and felt WWE was making a mistake.
"They dropped the ball by releasing me; I only regret not pushing the right people harder for more."
In the meantime, Hoyt will continue to hone his craft on the independent scene until he can return to a major promotion. He still believes he can be a major force in WWE if given the opportunity to shine.
"I simply believe that I am that star that WWE is looking for," he said. "But in this business you have to be put in the right spotlight for that to be recognized. Give me that spotlight and you won't be able to look away.
"I will get back [to WWE] and I will be a star. It's never a good feeling when leaving your dream job. But I will be back."
Hulk Hogan Checks Into Hospital For Back Surgery Posted by Andy Steven on 12/21/2010 at 06:44 PM
Thanks to RadarOnline.com for the following:
Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea checked into a Tampa area hospital for surgery on his back early Tuesday morning. A source told RadarOnline.com exclusively that Hogan is “ attempting to stabilize his back problems which have grown worse recently.
“The idea is to look for real solutions because of the ongoing wear and tear.”
The former pro wrestler mayl be in the hospital during the Christmas holiday, according to the source, who adds Hogan could be out as early as the New Year.
Hulk shot to fame with the World Wrestling Federation in the early 1980s. He won the WWF title numerous times and helped transform the sport into a pop culture phenomena. After a steroid scandal he kept a low profile for a while, before coming back more popular than ever.
It’s been an eventful week for Hogan. He tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Jennifer McDaniels on December 14 in a ceremony outside their Clearwater, Florida home, where a scuffle between a bodyguard and a paparazzi brought police.
Melina def. Eve and Alicia Fox in a Triple Threat Match U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan def. William Regal WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella & Tamina def. Ted DiBiase & Maryse John Cena def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler in a Non-Title Match Randy Orton, John Morrison & Jerry Lawler def. WWE Champion The Miz, Alex Riley & Sheamus
AUSTIN, Texas -
T’was five days before Christmas, And all through WWE, The Superstars were stirring, In the wake of TLC...
Randy Orton, John Morrison & Jerry Lawler def. WWE Champion The Miz, Alex Riley & Sheamus (WATCH | PHOTOS) The ghosts of The Miz’s past, present and future came back to haunt him inside the ring. Teaming up with Alex Riley & Sheamus, the WWE Champion faced Randy Orton, John Morrison & Jerry “The King” Lawler in a Six-Man Tag Team Match. During the bout, The Viper decisively damaged Miz with a surprising RKO, which allowed Lawler to roll him up for the pin.
Afterward, the Raw GM arranged a second Raw match to take place at Tuesday night’s live SmackDown event: WWE Champion The Miz will clash with The Viper, Randy Orton. In the wake of the announcement, “The Cleveland Screamer” and Orton continued to brawl until Miz ran up the entrance ramp.
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero vs. John Cena in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match on SmackDown live Tuesday night (WATCH) After berating her main squeeze, Dolph Ziggler, for losing to John Cena, SmackDown Official Consultant Vickie Guerrero arranged a 2-on-1 Handicap Match. She and her Intercontinental Champion boyfriend will tackle Cena on a special, live edition of SmackDown Tuesday night at 9/8 CT on USA Network, as part of WWE Week.
John Cena def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler in a Non-Title Match (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | PHOTOS) Fresh off their respective victories at WWE TLC, John Cena and Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler each wanted to say a few words to the WWE Universe. Unfortunately for WWE’s 2010 Superstar of the Year, Ziggler, accompanied by his mouthy girlfriend Vickie Guerrero, had no qualms about interrupting his fellow Superstar. Rather than listen to Ziggler’s noise, the Raw GM arranged a match pitting him against Cena.
A resurrected Cena proved too overpowering for his foe, who defeated the Intercontinental Champion in solid fashion. After the bout, however, CM Punk left the Raw announce table and ambushed Cena with a steel chair across the back.
WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella & Tamina def. Ted DiBiase & Maryse (WATCH | PHOTOS) Love conquers all. Look no further than Santino Marella & Tamina. Not only did amore overpower the unlikely pairing, it also helped the couple defeat Ted DiBiase & Maryse. Their chemistry allowed them to best the former “golden couple” when Tamina managed to pin her blonde counterpart.
U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan def. William Regal (WATCH | PHOTOS) The student became the teacher when United States Champion Daniel Bryan faced off against William Regal. The Englishman, a former trainer and mentor of Bryan, battled his apt pupil in a non-title bout. In the end, it was Bryan who managed to teach Regal a thing or two.
After his victory, Bryan scored another win when his companions of late, Brie and Nikki Bella, each laid a sweet lip lock on the U.S. Champion.
Melina def. Eve and Alicia Fox in a Triple Threat Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Melina must enjoy pain. How else to explain why she would slap Natalya when the Divas Champion tried to congratulate her on her victory moments earlier? The Latina lovely had defeated Eve and Alicia Fox in a Triple Threat Match to earn No. 1 contender status for the Divas Championship. Prior to their future championship bout, however, Melina sent a clear shot across the bow of the S.S. Nattie with her five finger affront before storming off.
Raw General Manager announced main event (WATCH) It was enough to sap the Christmas spirit right out of the arena. After retaining the WWE Title at WWE TLC the night before, The Miz entered the ring bearing the gift of gab. As he bragged about his controversial victory over Randy Orton, his acolytes, Alex Riley and Michael Cole, joined him, representing the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, respectively. His heart two sizes too small, Miz ripped The Viper and then trained his verbal fire onto John Morrison, who defeated Sheamus at WWE TLC to claim No. 1 contender status.
Having heard enough, The Shaman of Sexy confronted his former tag team partner. The situation became so heated, in fact, that Miz and Riley attacked Morrison, prompting Jerry “The King” Lawler to come to his aid. The fracas erupted further when the 2010 King of the Ring sprinted down to join the attack on Morrison.
As the WWE Champion exited up the entrance ramp, the anonymous Raw General Manager interrupted, arranging the night’s main event, a Six-Man Tag Team Match pitting Miz, Riley & Sheamus against Morrison, Lawler & Orton, who then surprised the WWE Champion with a clothesline on the entrance ramp.
Injury Update on Beth Phoenix from TLC PPV Posted by Steve Carrier on 12/20/2010 at 12:20 AM
Many speculated that Beth Phoenix may have seriously been injured again after taking a huge bump in her tag team match last night at the TLC Pay Per View. Amazingly, Beth Phoenix was not injured during that frightening moment where she fell out of the ring and folded up after hitting the floor PWinsider can confirm. No other injury reports have been reported at this time.
Edge def. Kane, Rey Mysterio & Alberto Del Rio (New World Heavyweight Champion) John Cena def. Wade Barrett (Chairs Match) WWE Champion The Miz def. Randy Orton (Tables Match) John Morrison def. Sheamus (Ladder Match) WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov def. Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (Disqualification) Divas Champion Natalya & Beth Phoenix def. Team Lay-Cool (Divas Tag Team Tables Match) Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Kofi Kingston & Jack Swagger (Triple Threat Ladder Match)
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