Rey Mysterio & R-Truth def. Alberto Del Rio & "Dashing" Cody Rhodes Trent Barreta def. Drew McIntyre Big Show def. Wade Barrett (Disqualification) Beth Phoenix def. Michelle McCool Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston def. Jack Swagger
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second week in a row, Wade Barrett invaded SmackDown … and this time he didn’t come alone. After Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel came to Barrett’s aid in a match with Big Show, Ezekiel Jackson stunned the entire WWE Universe by bodyslamming The World’s Largest Athlete. The shocking night is sure to reshape the entire SmackDown landscape for weeks to come.
Chaos erupted on "The Cutting Edge" between World Heavyweight Champion Edge, Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero (WATCH | PHOTOS) No. 1 contender Dolph Ziggler had bold words for World Heavyweight Champion Edge, including questioning his appreciation for ex-wife Vickie Guerrero and saying he’d “pull the plug” on Edge’s career at Royal Rumble. The Rated-R Superstar pulled no punches and retaliated by hurling a slew of insults at the Official SmackDown Consultant. When tensions rose to a boil, Ziggler viciously attacked the champion. After battling back, it appeared as if The Ultimate Opportunist was going to Spear his old flame … until Ziggler came to her aid. In the end, the champion was left sprawled on the arena floor after Ziggler bashed him onto the steel ring steps.
Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston def. Jack Swagger (WATCH | PHOTOS) In his first match since becoming Intercontinental Champion, Kofi Kingston tangled with Jack Swagger. Despite The All-American American’s tough talk at the start of the match, The Dreadlocked Dynamo took care of business and picked up a victory over Swagger with an SOS.
Beth Phoenix def. Michelle McCool (WATCH | PHOTOS) Typically, when The Glamazon is poised for a Glam Slam, your fate is sealed. But on this night, Michelle McCool found a way to counter and escape Beth Phoenix’s devastating maneuver. However, Phoenix quickly countered Michelle’s move and wrapped her up for the pinfall.
Big Show def. Wade Barrett by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) Hoping for retribution after being attacked by Wade Barrett last week (WATCH), Big Show tangled with Barrett one-on-one. Just like he did while part of The Nexus, Barrett showed that he does not operate alone. When The World’s Largest Athlete was prepared to deliver a game-over chokeslam, Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel rushed to Barrett’s aid. After punching a steel chair out of Gabriel’s hand, it looked like Show could overcome the odds. But before he could gain control, Show was overcome by his attackers. Then in a stunning move, Ezekiel Jackson stormed the ring and bodyslammed The World’s Largest Athlete. Adding insult to injury, Gabriel delivered a 450 Splash to the fallen giant. What’s next from Barrett and the Superstars he has drawn to his side?
Trent Barreta def. Drew McIntyre (WATCH | PHOTOS) The vicious Drew McIntyre is about as dangerous as any Superstar in the entire WWE. His skills were in full effect against Trent Barreta. But just when it looked like Barreta’s fate was sealed when McIntyre hoisted him atop his shoulders, Barreta countered and got the pinfall and huge upset victory over the “Chosen One.”
Rey Mysterio & R-Truth def. Alberto Del Rio & "Dashing" Cody Rhodes (WATCH | PHOTOS) Before they got down to business in their tag team encounter, all four Superstars looked toward the opportunity to square off in the Royal Rumble Match (WATCH). Once their match got underway, it was past Rumble winner Rey Mysterio who gained the victory for his team when he stunned “Dashing “ Cody Rhodes with a 619 followed by a splash from the top rope. The victory certainly sent a strong message that Rey is ready to rumble. (Royal Rumble coverage)
After weeks of bashing me and my crew, the truth comes out. Sean Morley is trying to get an internet war started by LYING to his fans and all wrestling fans in an attempt to ride my coattails along with the rest of the CORE Group. Sorry Val, not gonna give you the satisfaction.
Jeff Jarrett claims TNA has been profitable Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 01/15/2011 at 11:57 AM
Jeff Jarrett did an interview with The Baltimore Sun and here are the highlights...
The Shortlived Monday Night War in 2010: "We learned, just like the wrestling fans learned, that the world has changed. Back in the “Monday Night Wars,” that was before our good little friend called the DVR was around, and you had to flip back and forth. Nowadays, the viewing habits are just entirely different and we found that out. The landscape has changed, so we’ve planted our feet in our ground and we’re making it grow, and that’s our strategy right now. Had we not tried it, though, we would have never found out."
TNA's Profitability: "Absolutely. We turned that corner four or five years ago. Like WWE or any other business, would we like to be making more money? Sure, but the reality is that the U.S. economy is still in a recession, and internationally we have different economies to deal with, but all in all, we're pleased."
Aspects of the company Jarrett is happiest with: "[Toy manufacturer and licensee] Jakks Pacific comes to mind, and international television. That's probably the first two off the top, and then the [merchandise], and Don West is a huge part of that. He is so in tune and in touch with the TNA fan — what they like, what they don't like. He's an absolutely great salesman, great marketer — that's his background going back to the Shop at Home Network days. There's also the live events. We're not a huge touring company — we do between 80 and 100 shows a year, but we'll call it a lean, mean machine when we take it on the road, and they're very entertaining and they're profitable."
Good news and bad news regarding Impact rating Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 01/14/2011 at 08:29 PM
This week's TNA Impact did a 1.25 rating with 1.71 million viewers, the highest viewership for the show since October. The rise in viewership was likely due to Mr. Anderson winning the TNA World Title and Matt Hardy's debut with the company.
The bad news is the quarter hour ratings. The show opened big with a 1.41, but then dropped during the two hours and the final two quarters were a 1.07 and 1.16.
Chris Masters & JTG def. Chavo Guerrero & Curt Hawkins Gail Kim def. Alicia Fox Yoshi Tatsu, David Hart Smith, Primo & Darren Young def. William Regal, Zack Ryder & The Usos
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Yoshi Tatsu, David Hart Smith, Primo & Darren Young def. William Regal, Zack Ryder & The Usos (WATCH | PHOTOS) It was an action-packed main event on “WWE Superstars” this week as four of Raw’s most talented young Superstars battled a rogues gallery of villains in a massive Eight-Man Tag Team Match. Frantic from the opening bell, the bout was filled with quick tags and fast maneuvers that left the WWE Universe breathless. Things truly got out hand when all eight competitors entered the ring to brawl. But when the smoke cleared, Yoshi Tatsu nailed Zack Ryder in the back of the head with a well-placed kick to give his team the win.
Gail Kim def. Alicia Fox (WATCH | PHOTOS) Is there a more vicious Diva on the WWE roster than Alicia Fox? Angry and aggressive, the Florida native was looking for revenge against Gail Kim after falling to the gorgeous Diva on “WWE Superstars” in November. Showing off her mean streak, Alicia took slow pleasure in wrenching Gail’s limbs and pulling out handfuls of her hair. Gail would not be denied, however, and managed to pull off the win after nailing Eat Defeat out of nowhere.
Chris Masters & JTG def. Chavo Guerrero & Curt Hawkins (WATCH | PHOTOS) Former members of Edge’s La Familia group, Curt Hawkins & Chavo Guerrero reunited tonight to take on the exciting team of Chris Masters & JTG. Equally smug, Hawkins & Guerrero were on the same page when it came to underhanded maneuvers, but their opponents possessed a combination of speed and power that was hard to beat. After the Brooklyn Superstar weathered a vicious beating, he was able to make the tag to The Masterpiece who hooked his Master Lock on Guerrero for a submission victory.
TNA Impact Results 1/13/11 By LOP Jan 13, 2011 - 11:52:13 PM
Report by Stuart Carapola & PWinsider.com
The show opens with a video looking back at Genesis as Jeff Jarrett beat Kurt Angle bloody, and we get comments from Angle saying that the whole thing was a setup and while he didn't win at Bound For Glory, he didn't exactly lose either so he's going to let the powers that be do their thing. We then look at Ken Anderson beating Matt Morgan and then getting thrown right into a title match with Jeff Hardy that he won thanks to the help of Matt Morgan, who now wants the first title shot. Anderson says that the belt Hardy had wasn't the World Title, it's just a piece of crap that Hardy drew.
We go to the garage as, earlier today, Jeff Jarrett shows up with Karen Ang- I mean, Jarrett as they get out of a limo, share a kiss, and head into the building.
We then go to the Impact Zone where new TNA World Champion Ken Anderson comes out to address the fans for the first time as champion. He says he spent six and a half years busting his ass and living rough to secure a job with a major wrestling company, and he did...over there. He had a rocket ship up his ass and beat ten World Champions in a short time and was destined to be a champion himself, but then a birdie got in the boss' head and he said (in a Triple H voice) that Ken may be a little too funny and not ready for the big time. He says that everything he does, he was told not to do. He was told how to walk, act, and dress, but then we fast forward to a phone call from Eric Bischoff, who says that he knows what he went through, the potential he has, and if he came to TNA he would take the training wheels off and let him be himself, and Hogan, Bischoff, Dixie, and Vince Russo allowed him to be the asshole he is today. (asshole chant starts) And by the way, this asshole just became the World Champion, and he's not saying he could have done it without the fans, but he does want to thank those assholes. There's also one more asshole he'd like to thank, and he invites Matt Morgan down to the ring. Morgan comes out to join him and Anderson says they haven't always seen eye to eye, but he stepped up for him when it meant the most, and for that he thanks Morgan. Morgan responds by saying that the only reason he's wearing that title around his waist right now is because he let himself down at Genesis, and he hasn't been able to eat or sleep for the last week trying to figure out when he's going to get his next title shot. He respects Anderson for getting the title, but Anderson has to respect that Morgan is a straight shooter too, and it doesn't matter who has the title, he's going to become the champion because he's spent the last ten years busting his ass to go down as the best giant of all time in this business. He doesn't have that without that title, so right now he wants Anderson to know that he's coming for that title and 2011 will be the year of the blueprint. But this isn't about Morgan, this is Anderson's night and these are his assholes, and he wants Anderson to know that he earned every ounce of that title, and then shakes Anderson's hand and leaves. Eric Bischoff's music hits and asks Anderson who he thinks he is for rewriting history, and he was only right about one thing: he's only here because of Bischoff, Hogan, and Flair, and the only thing he accomplished was putting a bullseye on his back, and if he thinks they're going to put up with him as World Champion, they're sadly mistaken because on February 3rd on the live Impact, he's going to face Jeff Hardy in a rematch, and Hulk Hogan's going to get out from under his legal entanglement with Dixie Carter and Anderson can go back to being a nobody. Anderson backs Bischoff into a corner and asks if he's trying to intimidate him, but Jeff Hardy comes up on screen and says that Anderson didn't win anything and he only has the title as a result of a mistake by the family, and the title will be his again on the live Impact. Rob Van Dam comes running into the stage and attacks Jeff Hardy, but Matt Hardy runs in and attacks Van Dam. Anderson runs to the back to try and make the save, but now the entire group of Immortal and Fortune comes in and beats Anderson and Van Dam 352-on-2.
We go to commercial, and when we get back we take a look at moments ago when that brawl broke out backstage, and as a result of that fight, the Hardys will reunite as a team for the first time in three years as they take on Ken Anderson and Rob Van Dam. Also, Kurt Angle will be here tonight and we get to see the fun when he finds out Karen is here.
We go backstage where Jeff Jarrett asks Karen if she's ready for this, and she says she's been sitting at home for two years waiting for this moment, and she's ready for it.
Time for our opening match...
TNA World Tag Team Title Match: Beer Money vs Motor City Machine Guns
A backstage crew catches up with the Guns before the match and I didn't catch the whole thing, but Shelley made some comment about getting kicked in the face at Genesis that Sabin didn't quite seem to hear. The match starts and they start brawling right from the start with the Guns getting the advantage hitting synchronized double team moves and them sending Beer Money to the floor where they hit stereo dives as Mike Tenay informs us that this is the first of four straight weeks of rematches from Genesis. They head back in where Storm catches Sabin with a running knee and then tags out to Roode for some more punishment. Roode unloads with some chops in the corner on Sabin and then whips him hard across the ring, then he and Stormn hit a pair of running kneedrops to Sabin and Roode covers for 2. Storm tags in and goes to a chinlock, but Sabin escapes and comes off the ropes where Storm and Sabin wipe each other out with dual crossbody blocks. Both men make the tag and Shelley comes in and cleans house on Beer Money by himself, hitting a combination bulldog/running clothesline that takes out both men. Shelley goes up top and hits a double stomp on Roode for 2 and then the Guns stand both of Beer Money up in the corner and take turns charging in and nailing them, then they toss Storm to the floor and hit Skull & Bones on Roode, but Storm breaks the cover and then puts Sabin on the second floor and spikes him with a DDT. Shelley puts Roode up to the top rope and goes for a superplex, but Storm nails him and goes for the Eye Of The Storm, and Shelley escapes but Storom hits an F5 followed by a Roode splash for a close 2. They go for the DWI but Shelley escapes and sends Storm to the floor and then hit a missile dropkick/Flatliner on Roode and then Shelley goes for a superkick on Storm, but Storm ducks and Shelley accidentally knocks Sabin out instead, allowing Beer Money to hit the DWI for the win.
Winners: Beer Money
Jeff Jarrett is backstage and visibly nervous about what's going to happen tonight, and then we go out to the garage where Kurt Angle is arriving at the Impact Zone.
Rob Van Dam is backstage complaining to Ken Anderson that he had his hands on Jeff Hardy and he got away, and they say they need to end this and they can do that by fighting all of Immortal one by one. Van Dam agrees, and Anderson says they're going to need some tools. They root around in a pile of junk backstage, and Anderson comes up with a chair that he hands to Van Dam and then grabs himself a 2x4 and they go off to hunt some Immortal.
We head back to the ring for promo time with the Pope, and he says he's out here to address some things over the last several weeks that involve Samoa Joe monitoring Pope while he attended to the business of the Congregation. Pope was making a difference, and he insists that he's the Pope they follow and should continue to follow, and even with what Joe did, Pope forgives him, but he wants to know is whether Joe would be as forgiving if Pope was following Joe around on his own time? What if Pope was following Joe and his wife around? Because he was, and he's going to show some footage of Joe and his wife now, and he directs our attention to the Dixietron where we see two pigs having relations (I guess that's supposed to be Joe and his wife), and then also has footage of Joe's wife attending to his children (pigs milking on their pig mother), and this footage motivates Joe to come out to the ring to have a word with Pope. Pope bails out of the ring as Joe enters, and he says that Pope's got jokes, but the funny thing is that for a guy who says he's pimpin', he sure does run like a bitch and Joe doesn't chase bitches. This lends credence to what Joe's always said about him: he's a phony, fraud, and pretender, and instead of chasing him around the arena and giving him the beating he deserves, he's going to leave Pope with a promise: at some point when Pope least expects it, he's going to get his hands on Pope, and when that happens, Joe is gonna kill you. Pope looks scared, then unconcerned as he backs up the rampway and pretends he's not scared of Joe.
We go backstage to Van Dam and Anderson as they catch up with Beer Money in the Immortal locker room and close the door behind them before beating them down with their implements of destruction. They come out afterwards and thank them, then go looking for the Hardys.
We go back to Eric Bischoff's office as Bischoff is telling Ric Flair and AJ Styles that Hogan is not happy about Anderson getting the title, and AJ offers to soften him up but Flair says that he wants Styles to heal because they need AJ at full strength. They go into the next room and find a beaten up Beer Money, who inform Bischoff that Van Dam and Anderson did this. Flair says that if it's a war they want, it's a war they're going to get.
We look at a video package looking back at the history of the bad blood between Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle, and then we go to comments from moments ago where Jarrett said nobody was supposed to get hurt at Genesis, but Kurt took it too far and Angle ended up getting hurt. The invisible interviewer asks what's going to happen tonight, and Jarrett says he's going to go out there nd hang up his MMA boots and he's going to do it the only way he would want to: with his beautiful wife standing beside him. He just asks her not to lose her temper, to which she says no problem because she's cool as a cucumber.
We also get comments from Kurt Angle, who says he hears his ex-wife is here and that they have some catching up to do.
We head back out to the ring as Jeff Jarrett and Karen Angle make their way to the ring for Jarrett's retirement ceremony. Jarrett says that they're here to celebrate the career of an undefeated MMA fighter, one who has never been taken down or come close to submitting in any of his fights. He made an example of Kurt Angle at Genesis even though it was only an exhibition, but he chose not to injure Angle even though he could have. Behind every great warrior, fierce competitor, hellbent mercenary, and man of war, there's always a great woman, and he introduces his wife, the lovely and vivacious Mrs Karen Jarrett. Wait a minute, that's Kurt Angle's music! Angle comes out and Team Jarrett goes after him and he goes through all of them on his way down the ramp before getting in the ring and suplexing Gunner and Muffin out of their boots and then standing face to face with Jarrett. Jarrett gets ready to fight him when Karen Angle comes out and shrieks at them to stop, she has sat at home for two years while they've played games with their lives, but next week, everyone will hear her give her side of the story and it'll be a night that Kurt Angle will never forget.
We go to commercial, and when we come back we take a look at the confrontation we just saw, then go to Angle in the back as he trashes the backstage area and says a bunch of stuff that gets bleeped out. The only words I caught that got through were "don't need this", "career", and "Dixie".
We take a look back at Genesis when Madison Rayne knocked Mickie James out with a foreign object, and then we see Angelina Love & Velvet Sky arguing about Winter, and Angelina says even she can't explain what's going on when Winter grabs her and drags her out to the ring for our next match...
Knockouts Tag Team Title Match: Winter & Angelina Love vs Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne & Tara
Tara's still wearing the elbow brace here, but stays out on the apron as Angelina and Madison start us off and Angelina gets a couple of quick rollups that get her some 2 counts, then Angelina gets an inverted bulldog and a spinkick. Madison goes and complains about something to referee Jackson Jablonski as Tara yanks Angelina down by the hair from the outside. Winer tries to get in the ring and Jackson escorts her out of the ring as Mickie James comes out and drags Madison to the floor and chases her to the back, leaving Tara alone with both champions. Angelina ducks a clothesline and hits the Botox Injection, then tags Winter, and Winter comes off the top rope with a missile dropkick and traps her in a rear choke with a little bit of Camel Clutch thrown in and the referee stops the match when Tara passes out.
Winners: Winter & Angelina Love
Angelina looks totally taken aback by what she just saw Winter do, but just takes her belt and gets her hand raised in a smile and nod moment.
We go backstage to Matt Hardy, who says that this business is about stepping on people and taking what you want, and Jeff says that they're brothers and they're a couple of thieves who are walking around with a belt that has his face on it. Hardy says that what they don't realize is that they're brothers and their bloodline is Immortal.
TV Champion Abyss vs Matt Morgan
This match is non-title. They start fighting the second Morgan gets in the ring and Morgan lays Abyss out with a clothesline and then hit the rapid fire elbows in the corner. Morgan continues stomping Abyss out in the corner and sets up for the Carbon Footprint, but Flair grabs Morgan's ankle from the floor and Abyss hits him with a running charge into the corner. Morgan tries a charge but Abyss puts him down with a big clothesline and then chokes him on the ropes. Flair gets in a cheapshot from the floor and Abyss tries a charge but Morgan hits a discus clothesline, Stinger Splash in the corner, then another one, and Abyss goozles him and tries a chokeslam but Morgan fights his way out and hits the Carbon Footprint. Ric Flair tries to drag Earl Hebner out of the ring so he can't make the count, but Hebner kicks him off and makes the count.
Winner: Matt Morgan
Rob Terry runs in and brawls with Morgan until Flair low blows Morgan and the Immortal members beat him down.
During the break, someone I didn't recognize got ahold of Abyss backstage and choked him with a cord and told him to tell Bischoff that he was right and THEY are coming on February 3rd. We go out to Mike Tenay and Taz, who inform us that it was Amazing Red's brother who we met a few weeks ago, and that his name is apparently Crimson, but who does he work for?
We go to the Immortal locker room as Abyss walks in on a pep talk and tells Eric Bischoff that he needs to tell him something, and Bischoff says not now because he's delivereing a speech. Abyss obediently goes and stands in a corner and Bischoff finishes the usual speech and then, after everyone leaves, Abyss tells Bischoff and Flair what just happened, but Bischoff and Flair don't seem worried.
Main event time!
TNA World Champion Ken Anderson & Rob Van Dam vs Matt & Jeff Hardy
Anderson and RVD jump the Hardys on the ramp and they brawl down to ringside with Anderson pairing off with Jeff and RVD fighting Matt. RVD tosses Matt into the ring and beats him up in the corner and lays him out with spinkicks. Anderson comes in and stomps Matt down as well, then the referee manages to get them back to their corner while Matt gets his coat off and confers with Jeff. Matt with a kick to the gut and sends RVD to the corner where he lays in some rights, but RVD recovers and sends Matt across the ring and hits a monkey flip. Anderson tags in and whips Matt hard across the ring and follows in with a clothesline and Matt flops out of the corner and Anderson covers for 2. Matt catches Anderson with a back elbow and tags in Jeff, who drills punches into the open wound on Anderson's head that is leaking blood at this point. Van Dam makes a blind tag and comes right after Jeff, but Jeff tags out to Matt and bails to the floor and Matt comes in and hits an inverted neckbreaker and then hits a moonsault that RVD dodges and then hits a split-legged moonsault right on Matt's face. Matt rolls out to the floor and RVD hits a dive to wipe both Hardys out as we go to commercial.
We're back and RVD is STILL beating Matt Hardy up, tries to grab at Jeff, then goes back to beating Matt up. RVD goes to the second rope, but Matt grabs his ankle and yanks him out into the middle of the ring and covers for 2. NOW Jeff tags in and beats RVD down and puts the boots to him, then hits a sitout gourdbuster for 2. The Hardys double team RVD in the corner and Matt tags in and hits the Side Effect for 2. Matt goes for what appeared to be an attempted at a bridging gutwrench, but couldn't quite manage the bridge and just rolled over until RVD went to his back for a 2 count, but RVD got out and high kicked Matt in the face and made the hot tag to Anderson, who comes in and hits Jeff with a spinning neckbreaker for 2, then hits the Mic Check and covers but Matt breaks the fall. Matt goes for the Twist Of Hate and gets shoved off into the ref, who gets knocked to the floor. Anderson hits the Mic Check on Matt as RVD beats Jeff down in the corner, but Beer Money runs in and tosses RVD to the floor then gives Anderson a catapult/DDT. Storm goes to the floor and superkicks RVD, and the referee makes it back into the ring as Matt hits the Twist Of Hate and then Jeff Hardy goes up top and hits the Swanton for the win.
Winners: Matt & Jeff Hardy
RVD crawls back into the ring and tries to go after Jeff, but Matt and Beer Money cut him off and attack him as Jeff dangles the TNA World Title belt at RVD. The entire Immortal group comes into the ring and again beat Anderson and RVD down 793-on-2 as Eric Bischoff stands approvingly at the top of the rampway. Immortal all pose in the middle of the ring with Jeff still in possession of the belt as we fade to black.
Kevin Nash posted the following on Twitter in response to a report that he had signed a new contract with the company:
"I promise you I'm not signed. I'm retired, Jackass. Check your sources. Don't hold your breath! Not going back to tna. I'm retired. Wasn't it leaked from tna office that I signed a month ago and I wasn't? I'll be at HBK's hof, if I'm not shooting a film in Costa Rica for 2 months. If I'm at the hof, I'll be at Mania."
As noted before, El Generico wrestled a TNA dark match last night and is booked to wrestle another tonight. Generico is still under contract to ROH and received permission from officials to do the TNA matches.
- TNA officials are currently finalizing plans to bring back The Main Event Mafia with Kurt Angle, Kevin Nash, Sting, Samoa Joe and other members. Officials would like for Booker T or Scott Steiner to return but nothing is a lock on either of them yet. AJ Styles and other stars are also being discussed to join the group.
The Mafia will be returning to feud with Immortal as the top babyface group in TNA. One of the main reasons they’re being brought back is because Spike TV requested it. The Main Event Mafia brought some of iMPACT’s highest rated segments when they were around.
With the return of the group, all signs point to Kevin Nash re-signing with the company. However, if he doesn’t re-sign, TNA officials aren’t worried about having to replace him in the group.
Helms Continues Attack on Shawn Michaels Posted by Amish Patel on 01/12/2011 at 11:38 AM
- Former WWE star Gregory Helms, who ripped Shawn Michaels on Twitter a few months back, had more comments against Shawn this week after his Hall of Fame induction.
Helms wrote: "The HOF is great but I take more pride & comfort in the fact that I've never "screwjobbed" ANYONE in life or the biz! $$$ isn't everything."
Later, Chris Jericho wrote that Shawn was the greatest performer of all-time. Helms re-tweeted Jericho's message and added his opinion: "BS! Flair did more & got more people over.
Helms then wrote another message, which sounds like it was directed at Jericho: "If u got something to say, say it public. Enough ass-kissing. He wasn't the greatest when he was cussing u out in catering."
Helms continued to rant:
"Flair got over people that absolutely SUCKED!! Shawn hadn't gotten over anyone but himself in the last decade!!
I'm sorry being honest comes off bad on Twitter, I'm not hating, I'm stating FACTS!! Facts that I would swear by on my life.
And wearing a cross doesn't make u right. Hitler wore one too! Don't be FOOLED by a TV persona!! I'm always honest. NO ONE can accuse me."
WWE Reportedly No Longer Hiring Talent Over 30 Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/11/2011 at 07:57 PM
- A number of older independent wrestlers were informed by World Wrestling Entertainment officials that they are solely seeking to hire talent under the age of 30, especially those that would Enter the company's developmental system.
While not an official edict, more than four wrestlers were told this in recent weeks when looking into potential work with the organization.
- WWE.com announced today that Florida Championship Wrestling, the official developmental territory of WWE, is holding a four-day talent evaluation clinic March 4-7 in Tampa, Florida.
NXT season three contestant AJ Lee and Raw Superstar Darren Young are the most notable wrestlers to land contracts with WWE via FCW's talent evaluation clinic. Both signed developmental contracts immediately following a tryout in May 2009.
RAW Rating Holds Up Well Against Stiff Competition Posted by Dave Mitchell on 01/11/2011 at 06:24 PM
Monday's episode of WWE RAW scored a 3.05 rating, virtually even with last week's rating. The show did hours of 3.0 and 3.1.
RAW averaged 4.60 million viewers over the two-hour broadcast, with the first hour doing 4.55 million viewers and the second hour doing 4.65 million viewers. Overall, the show was up around 100,000 viewers from last week.
While a 3.05 rating does not sound like anything to celebrate, there was fear within WWE that the rating was going to dip below 3.0 due to the stiff competition that RAW faced from the BCS Championship college football game on ESPN, which was the most-watched show in cable history. The BCS game drew a 17.8 rating and averaged 27.3 million viewers.
Possible bad news for the RAW rating Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 01/11/2011 at 03:53 PM
When the rating is announced for last night's episode of WWE RAW, it likely will not be pretty. Monday's BCS National Championship game on ESPN (between the Oregon Ducks and the Auburn Tigers) drew a staggering 16.1 overnight cable rating, according to TVByTheNumbers.com. If that number holds up, it would make that game the most-watched show in the history of cable television. The record is currently held by an NFL Monday Night Football game on ESPN between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings (10/5/09). That game did a 15.3 rating with 21,839,000 viewers.
Alberto Del RIo def. R-Truth by Count-out U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan & Mark Henry def. Tyson & Ted DiBiase John Morrison def. Sheamus Randy Orton & Jerry Lawler def. WWE Champion The Miz & Alex Riley
NASHVILLE – When the country music capital offered a hearty “howdy” to the Raw roster, the Superstars returned the hospitality by offering up matches that were as fine as a fiddle, a host of Nexus initiations that looked as painful as a porcupine patch and one of the most “Showstopping” announcements in the whole darn history of WWE.
Randy Orton & Jerry Lawler def. WWE Champion The Miz & Alex Riley (WATCH | PHOTOS) Alex Riley might want to think about a new gig. As assistant to WWE Champion The Miz, Riley has suffered his share of humiliation. This week proved no exception. Just three weeks until the WWE Title Match at Royal Rumble, Miz teamed with Riley in a tag team match against his Rumble opponent Randy Orton & Jerry “The King” Lawler.
Although The Viper has demonstrated how dangerous he can be, Miz has also been unable to pin Lawler as well. As a result, Riley saw a lot of action – and Orton took full advantage. WWE’s Apex Predator laid out Riley with an RKO, but before he would pin the frat fiend, he offered The “Cleveland Screamer” a chance to rescue his partner. The Miz, selfish Superstar that he is, however, simply walked away and permitted Orton and Lawler the easy pin.
CM Punk deferred Nexus initiation; Cena confronted Punk via satellite (WATCH | PHOTOS) Standing high on the TitanTron, CM Punk must have felt like the tops in Tennessee. Unfortunately for him, though, he turned out to be just a ninny in Nashville. Rather than take a leap of faith as he had promised, The Second City Savior instead laughed at the gullibility of the waiting audience, informing them he had no intention of jumping. He eventually made his way to the ring, where he joined the remaining disciples, who did follow through with their Nexus initiations: Michael McGillicutty, Husky Harris and David Otunga.
As Punk bragged about his supposed superiority, Cena flashed onto the TitanTron. The 2010 WWE Superstar of the Year promised to be at Raw live next Monday night and challenged his nemesis to a match. When the Nexus leader agreed to compete, Cena vowed he would destroy Punk then and there.
Shawn Michaels announced as 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee (WATCH | PHOTOS) The first 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee will be … Shawn Michaels! Although his induction has always been a foregone conclusion, HBK’s return to Raw still left everyone in the WWE Universe overwhelmed. Everyone, perhaps, except mouthy Mexican Alberto Del Rio. After criticizing The Showstopper, Del Rio felt pretty smug until the future Hall of Famer demonstrated just why he will be inducted into the esteemed hall – he leveled Del Rio with Sweet Chin Music!
Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel refused to take part in Nexus initiation (WATCH) Not all Nexus initiations end with a brutal crescendo. When CM Punk insisted that Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel slug it out with kendo sticks in order to prove themselves worthy of the group, the two original members were clearly averse from the get-go. Although the two circled one another ominously, they eventually laid down their weapons and stormed out on The Second City Savior.
John Morrison def. Sheamus (WATCH | PHOTOS) It appeared as if the guru had almost run out of greatness. John Morrison appeared to be getting absolutely clobbered by his recent rival Sheamus. Before The Celtic Warrior could claim victory, however, Morrison showed there was still some delight left in his Monday night fight when he flipped the script on the Irishman deep in the match and quickly edged out a win.
David Otunga endured Nexus initiation (WATCH | PHOTOS) Unenviable task, meet immovable object. Big Show dropped by Raw to brag to the WWE Universe that it would be he who was going to prevail at this month’s Royal Rumble. During his speech, however, The Nexus interrupted. As if that weren’t masochistic enough, David Otunga, in pursuit of carrying out his initiation, hesitantly stepped into the ring, faced The World’s Largest Athlete and slapped him across the face. Needless to say, Show unleashed his wrath on a yielding Otunga and left him shattered on the canvas.
U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan & Mark Henry def. Tyson Kidd & Ted DiBiase (WATCH | PHOTOS) Tyson Kidd might want to think twice about hitching any wagons to Ted DiBiase’s star. The two paired up against United States Champion Daniel Bryan & Mark Henry in a tag bout and ended up fizzling under the heft of The World’s Strongest Man.
Bryan undoubtedly hoped he could come up a winner the following night as well when he and his WWE NXT Rookie Derrick Bateman would embark on a double date with The Bella Twins.
Husky Harris endured Nexus initiation (WATCH) Husky Harris faced a daunting test. In the second Nexus initiation of the night, the third-generation Superstar was required by CM Punk to undergo a series of strap lashings. As fellow Nexi cracked the leather slabs down upon his back, Harris writhed in pain. The ordeal finally ended at Punk’s discretion, after he had deemed Harris worthy enough to remain in the group.
Alberto Del Rio def. R-Truth by Count-out (WATCH | PHOTOS) La Verdad, or “The Truth” in Spanish, suffered another setback. For the second time in as many weeks, Alberto Del Rio emerged victorious in a bout against R-Truth. The Truth began to unravel when the SmackDown Superstar’s personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, distracted him with taunts. After punishing Rodriguez, Truth could not manage a return to the ring in time to beat the 10-count.
Afterward, the Mexican aristocrat once again berated the American audience and vowed that he would win the Royal Rumble to headline at WrestleMania.
CM Punk commenced "new" Nexus initiations (WATCH | PHOTOS) CM Punk continues to impose his self-righteous revolt upon the Raw roster. As the de facto leader of the "new" Nexus, The Second City Savior foiled a scheduled WWE Tag Team Title Match in order to satiate his ego.
Punk led the band of outlaws in an attack on current tag champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov. He then sprang a surprise on his own minions. Every Nexus member, including himself, must undergo an initiation ritual to prove themselves worthy of the yellow and black band.
To establish his devotion, Michael McGillicutty was forced to endure the finishing move of each of his cohorts. The third-generation competitor reluctantly agreed, and by the time Punk delivered the final punishing maneuver, a GTS, McGillicutty appeared to be slipping in and out of consciousness.
- Former Nexus member Michael Tarver is said to be ready to return to action full-time now and is still wrestling in WWE developmental. Tarver is coming out with no entrance music and has been wearing his Nexus armband.
Taylor Wilde Announces Her Retirement Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/10/2011 at 12:29 PM
- Former TNA Knockout Taylor Wilde recently spoke to The Sun's SunSport show. Here are some highlights:
On her status: "I'm not just leaving TNA, I'm retiring from wrestling and going back to school. "
Her TNA departure: "I have nothing but good things to say about TNA. If it wasn't for my experiences there I wouldn't be the person I am today. But the way things were going, I just felt I needed a change. With the state of the company and the way they were using me, there wasn't a lot for me to keep me going either. I've done a lot of the things I wanted to do, and there aren't many opportunities left for me."
Her future in wrestling: "If I go back to school and earn a degree, and then some amazing wrestling opportunity came my way I'd be able to make a more adult decision. I have to think about the rest of my life, the state of my body and my bank account. But never say never. Maybe a year or two down the line — if I can still fit in my tights!"
Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 01/09/2011 at 11:48 PM
- AJ Styles was forced to pull out of competing at tonight's TNA Genesis PPV due to injury. He said on his Twitter account that he tore his hip flexor and hip labrum. He promised to be back wrestling "real soon," but will miss the company's upcoming tour of the United Kingdom.
F4WOnline.com reports that he is expected to be sidelined for four to six weeks.
Jeff Hardy to Avoid Jail Time Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/09/2011 at 06:08 PM
Based on statements made by Moore County District Attorney Maureen Kruger, the judge administrating Jeff Hardy's current legal case, the expectation is that the TNA World Heavyweight Champion's negotiated plea will result in the drug trafficking charge being dropped (which carries a mandatory prison sentence), but that he'll plead guilty to possession. Should the drug trafficking charge be dropped, it is likely that he will face penalties via fines and probation since he's a first-time drug offender, thus avoiding jail time.
GENESIS UPDATE: JEFF JARRETT DROPS A BOMB ON KURT ANGLE FOR THURSDAY'S IMPACT ON SPIKE TV AT 9/8c
Perhaps the most startling news coming out of last night's Genesis pay-per-view wasn't that Jeff Jarrett planned to announce his departure from MMA competition, but that he would do so this Thursday night on iMPACT!, with his wife, Karen by his side.
Jarrett taunted his long time adversary Kurt Angle when he declared, "finally, the three of us are going to celebrate together".
For those of you who are not aware, tensions between the two have been high for some time, to say the least, since Angle's divorce from Karen in 2008 and her subsequent marriage to Jarrett last August. Thursday's appearance marks Karen Jarrett's return to TNA after a long absence. A former personal valet, who eventually had her own segment called "Karen's Angle", left the show in 2008.
There is no question sparks are gonna fly as Jarrett told Angle of his plans and that, "Karen was going to come to the iMPACT! Zone, whether he liked it or not".
Don't miss what promises to be a very "special" family reunion, this Thursday, January 13 at 9PM ET/8PM CT on Spike.
- Kazarian defeated Jay Lethal to become the new X Division Champion - Madison Rayne defeated Mickie James to retain the Knockouts Championship, after interference by Tara - Beer Money defeated The Motor City Machine Guns to become the new Tag Team Champions - Bully Ray won the Street Fight vs. Brother Devon after the referee disqualified Brother Devon for beating Bully Ray with a chain - Abyss (subbing for an injured AJ Styles) defeated Douglas Williams to become the new TV Champion. An injured AJ interfered in the bout, hitting Williams with the title and costing him the bout. - Immortal's Mystery Opponent for Rob Van Dam was none other than Matt Hardy, who made his TNA debut and defeated RVD, thanks to a controversial decision by referee Jackson James - The MMA Exhibition between Jeff Jarrett and Kurt Angle was thrown out after Jarrett got disqualified. After the bout, Jarrett bloodied Angle and injured him - Mr. Anderson defeated Matt Morgan to become the #1 contender to the World Championship - After the bout, Eric Bischoff announced an exhausted Anderson would get his title shot immediately against Jeff Hardy! The bout saw interference by Matt Morgan, Mick Foley, Ric Flair, Matt Hardy and RVD! HOWEVER, in a shocking upset, Anderson beat Hardy to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship!
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