What Happened After Dolph Ziggler's Firing Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/20/2011 at 09:27 AM
- WWE has posted footage of what happened after this week's SmackDown where Vickie Guerrero came out and demanded a rematch for Dolph Ziggler, following Dolph's World Heavyweight Title loss and storyline firing.
Teddy Long came out and ordered Vickie Guerrero out of the building. Ziggler refused to leave the ring so Teddy introduced his special security - Big Show. Show knocked out Ziggler and then carried him away from the ring on his shoulders.
WWE has moved Ziggler profile to their Alumni section.
Dolph Ziggler comments on WWE "firing" Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 02/19/2011 at 12:32 AM
Dolph Ziggler posted the following on his Twitter account @heelziggler:
"First of all, I can't believe that I got to live my dream for this many years and actually come to do it pretty damn well! Even though I used to caddy around and actually went through a rigorous gymnastics and cheerleader training I thought we made it work! I got to make a lot of friends and a couple of enemies, but no matter what, every time I stepped through that curtain, especially these Last 2 years, I felt like a champion, I lived to go to work each day and try to steal the show like no one else could! No matter what happens in the coming weeks and months, I appreciate the fact that my hard work and countless hours studying and learning Paid off! I was in the world title picture as a legitimate threat, and appreciate that I got that chance! Most don't! I hope this youth movement continues, and I hope its just not to build young guys up and have the mainstays dominate and not pass the torch There is a ton of hungry young talents and they LOVE their jobs, just like I and did! Hopefully they get their chance! I got into this business! Hopefully Wrestlemania will not be a look back into the attitude era an have all the young guys watching backstage. I love the wrestling business, and maybe its time to take that next step into the danger zone, brazzers are u hiring??? Haha. I'm sure the door is always open, and I know I busted my ass every damn day I worked for this company, and no matter how doughy and truly Annoying the miz is, he's obviously onto something (2,000 tries later)! Daniel bryan couldn't draw a dollar with a green crayon! I love Hating on him! He got carried to one of (actually THE best match of the year) and john morrison is nothing but a pretty boy doing ballet. I will see all of u again, SOMEWHERE! And now its time to make an impact and spike someone else's ratings! U know me, I'd rather be in Dixie. Thank you dolphans for ur support! And know I loved pissing everyone off and stealing their show! I will truly miss this more than anything. ......Its only NATURAL ;)"
John Cena, Randy Orton, John Morrison, R-Truth, Rey Mysterio & Edge def. CM Punk, Sheamus, Kane, Wade Barrett, Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre (12-Man Tag Team Match) Maryse & Layla def. Divas Champion Eve & Beth Phoenix WWE Champion The Miz def. Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston (Non-Title Match) WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov def. Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (Disqualification) Edge def. Dolph Ziggler (World Heavyweight Championship Match)
SAN DIEGO – "Acting" SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero's scheme to crown her boyfriend Dolph Ziggler World Champion finally unraveled when real GM Theodore Long returned to SmackDown after his mysterious attack in January. After all was said and done, there was no question that Edge was the true World Heavyweight Champion on the historic 600th episode of SmackDown two nights before the SmackDown Elimination Chamber Match. (Preview)
SmackDown milestone (WATCH) SmackDown's 600th episode officially made the show the third longest running weekly episodic TV show in history.
Edge def. Dolph Ziggler to regain the World Title (WATCH | PHOTOS) With the World Heavyweight Championship technically vacant, Teddy Long righted things by arranging a championship match between Edge and Dolph Ziggler. The Ultimate Opportunist claimed his 11th World Title by dropping Ziggler with a crushing Spear. After the match, Teddy Long said good riddance to Ziggler by firing him. To cap off the historic night, The Rated-R Superstar added insult to injury by leading the WWE Universe in singing “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye,” as Vickie and her boyfriend exited the ring with their tails between their legs.
SmackDown GM Theodore Long interrupted the World Heavyweight Championship Coronation of Dolph Ziggler (WATCH) With Teddy Long out of the picture after being attacked in January, Vickie and Dolph though they had the perfect plan to wrest the World Title from Edge. After Edge used the Spear last week against Ziggler, Vickie declared that he was no longer the true champion because she deemed the move illegal. But just as their grand plan was about to come to fruition, Teddy Long appeared on SmackDown, shocking Vickie, Ziggler, and the entire WWE Universe, alike. Cracking under the pressure, Vickie revealed it was Ziggler who attacked Teddy back in January. As the two lovers quarreled, Teddy rehired Edge and arranged for him to face Ziggler for the World Title.
WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov def. Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) Just when it looked like WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella was going to defeat Justin Gabriel after a lethal Cobra strike, Wade Barrett and Ezekiel Jackson pounced on him. But before they could inflict serious damage, Big Show came charging to the ring. The World’s Largest Athlete wasted no time clearing the ring of every member of The Corre. Glaring from outside the ring, Jackson appeared ready to go one-on-one with Big Show, but decided to back away and save their battle for another day.
WWE Champion The Miz def. Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in a Non-Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) As The Miz and Kofi Kingston went to war, Alberto Del Rio decided to come to ringside to taunt his Elimination Chamber opponent with his scarf. The WWE Champion capitalized on the momentary distraction and dropped Kingston with a vicious Skull-Crushing Finale. Kingston will surely remember Del Rio’s actions come Sunday. (Preview)
Maryse & Layla def. Divas Champion Eve & Beth Phoenix (WATCH | PHOTOS) As Divas Champion Eve was getting the better of Layla, Michelle McCool jumped up from the announce table to offer her thoughts on the action. Beth Phoenix quickly silenced McCool, but the distraction left the door open for Maryse and Layla to drop Eve with a devastating double-kick.
"Acting" SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero fired Edge (WATCH) Citing Edge’s illegal use of the Spear last week, Vickie declared Dolph Ziggler, not Edge, the true World Heavyweight Champion. Then, after saying there would be a Championship Coronation for her boyfriend later in the night, she fired The Rated-R Superstar!
John Cena, Randy Orton, John Morrison, R-Truth, Rey Mysterio & Edge def. CM Punk, Sheamus, Kane, Wade Barrett, Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre in a 12-Man Tag Team Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) As the third longest weekly episodic TV program in history, SmackDown kicked off its 600th episode with a massive 12-Man Tag Team Match. With members of both the Raw and SmackDown Elimination Chamber Matches in action, it was Edge and Drew McIntyre who tangled first. In the end, it was a 619 from Rey Mysterio to both Wade Barrett and Dolph Ziggler that set up Edge to seal the deal for his team by Spearing Ziggler. Pay-Per-View Schedules
TNA Signs Tag Team Wrestler to a Deal Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/20/2011 at 03:17 PM
- Phil Shatter, known as Gunner of the tag team Gunner & Murphy, lost the NWA National Title last night in New Jersey and has signed a deal with TNA. He was telling people at the show that he dropped the NWA belt due to signing with TNA.
He wrote on his Twitter @TNA_GUNNER:
"To reign as NWA National Champion for 25months was an honor! To lose it tonite to @chanceprophet, a true pro, was awesome! He deserves it! One chapter ends as another begins! TNA here I am!"
The team of Gunner and Murphy has been featured more prominently on iMPACT lately and appear to be going into a feud with TNA Tag Team Champions Beer Money.
Chris Masters def. Tyler Reks The Usos def. Yoshi Tatsu & David Hart Smith WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov def. Zack Ryder & Primo
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Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov def. Zack Ryder & Primo (WATCH | PHOTOS) WWE Tag Team Champions Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov returned to “WWE Superstars” for the first time in 2011 to take on one of WWE’s hottest new tag teams, Zack Ryder & Primo. Marella’s patented Cobra emerged early – a possible scare tactic against Long Island Iced-Z and the newly-named “Primo Colada.” Sambo master Kozlov repeatedly used his body as a weapon, giving his team the upper hand throughout the match. After a brutal double-clothesline from The Moscow Mauler, Marella hit the Cobra on Primo and pinned him for the win, much to the WWE Universe’s delight.
The Usos def. Yoshi Tatsu & David Hart Smith (WATCH | PHOTOS) After falling to The Great Khali in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match last week, Jimmy & Jey Uso were seeking redemption, and that’s exactly what they got in a highly-competitive and physical match against Yoshi Tatsu & David Hart Smith. Despite an impressive seated powerbomb by Hart Smith and the usual awesome arsenal of offense from Tatsu, the Raw duo lost to the menacing brothers. When the Japanese Superstar inadvertently distracted the official, The Usos executed a perfect twin switcheroo trick. Hart Smith was pinned, allowing the Samoan brothers to steal the victory.
Chris Masters def. Tyler Reks (WATCH | PHOTOS) Tyler Reks has been on a tear lately on Thursday night’s most exciting show. He’s plowed through Curt Hawkins, JTG and Trent Barreta in recent weeks. Finally, The Dreadlocked Demolition Man has been stopped – for now, at least – by his former rival, Chris Masters. The Masterpiece put X-factor Reks into a devastating Master Lock, crippling him into submission for the victory.
RAW Ratings Breakdown: Chaperone Loses Again Posted by Amish Patel on 02/18/2011 at 09:07 AM
- As noted before, this past Monday's WWE RAW scored a 3.14 cable rating with 4.8 million viewers. In the segment breakdown, the opener with CM Punk vs. John Cena gained 41,000 viewers and finished with a 3.05 rating. The appearance by Vickie Guerrero and the Divas Title match with Eve Torres vs. Natalya gained 190,000 more viewers, up from what the usual Diva match does.
The preview for The Chaperone and Sheamus attacking Mark Henry lost 406,000 viewers. This is the second week in a row the preview for Triple H's new movie has lost viewers. Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz gained 127,000 for a 3.0 rating, down from the usual numbers for that point in the show. Three out of the last four times The Miz has been put in the 10pm slot he hasn't done well. The previous two times were matches with Edge.
The R-Truth and John Morrison vs. David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty match gained 47,000 viewers while the segment with actress Ariel Winter and The Great Khali's Kiss Cam lost 175,000 viewers. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton gained 406,000 viewers back. The Rock's return promo was off the charts, gaining 1,212,000 viewers overall.
Impact starts off with Bischoff and Immortal going to ring to introduce the new TNA Champion Jeff Hardy. They spoke about having the TNA Champion, and Hogan coming back. Bischoff says they don’t need Fortune. Bischoff also says that Flair has one week to let him know where he’s been.
Flair comes out and sais he’s a god and no one questions him. Flair talked about how the Hardys and him go way back. He said he’s cool with Hulk and Eric, and only a god could break groups and bring them back together. He said he would talk with Eric later.
Hernandez beat Douglas Williams.
The Pope comes out. The Pope claimes he is still standing, and laying before him (a pig) is a sloppy Joe. Pope says he can perform a miracle by feeding all of the sloppy joe. Samoa Joe comes down to the ring and slams Pope through the pig and the table.
Robbie E cuts a promo which leads to a rematch between him and Kazarian
Kazarian beat Robbie E to retain the X Division Title.
They show a backstage segment with Flair and Fourtune.
Matt hardy beat A.J. Styles. Mr. Anderson comes out and calls out Eric Bischoff to the ring. Anderson is mad because Rob Van Dam is getting a match against Jeff Hardy instead of him. Bischoff says the network demanded the match and they write the checks. Eric said the network doesn’t like words like “asshole.” Eric offered Anderson the referee spot in the match between Hardy and Van Dam. Anderson shook Erick’s hand and then slammed him to the ground.
Sarita and Rosita defeated The Beautiful People.
Jeff Hardy beat Rob Van Dam with Mr. Anderson as special referee.
Isis Respond To Backstage Heat Reports Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/18/2011 at 07:05 PM
Isis the Amazon, who participated in a tryout match for TNA Wrestling earlier this week, posted numerous messages on her Twitter account yesterday dismissing the report that she upset those in the locker room with her conduct backstage. According to the Pro Wrestling Torch, the organization's female performers collectively made it clear at this week's television tapings that they would not work with her if she is signed, citing her poor attitude.
"Heat comes & goes. Even if I had it, why would I care? All that matters is that I give what I do 110% & have a positive attitude," she wrote in response to a message that she has "heat" amongst the locker room.
She then added, "I don't ever pay attention to dirt sheets. They're there b/c average people live average, boring lives & need a target like me for amusement & a cheap laugh. I'm not putting it over & I'm don't talking about them, IE giving them credit. F*** 'em."
Lisa Marie Varon (a/k/a Tara) spoke out in defense of Isis, saying she didn't upset the locker room, and that she's a total sweetheart.
Isis also commented on her wrestling ability drawing unflattering comparisons to The Great Khali. She said that Tommy Dreamer, who also works as a producer, told her she has a lot of potential.
"People can say what they want. When a guy like Tommy Dreamer who had worked closely with the Great Khali comes up to you & tells you that you have mass amounts of potential, I'd focus on that as motivation over some stupid dirt sheet talking s***," she said. "My name is still coming out their mouths for a f****** reason- NEVER forget that. So long as I'm doing what I need to be doing, everyone else trying to bring me down can "suck it".
Company sources indicate Isis garnered major heat amongst the locker room due how she carried herself at the events, as if she is already a "big star" in the wrestling industry.
"I've never seen a guy or a girl rub the locker room this much the wrong way," said a TNA employee.
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Amongst TNA Wrestling officials, there has been talk of changing the focus from "big name" veteran stars of yesteryear to the younger performers in the organization.
One source stated that the members of Fortune—AJ Styles, James Storm, Robert Roode and Kazarian—would be among the top babyfaces in the company and that "it would be interesting to see" what happens when the contracts of Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair come due. However, the source added that while creative is behind the proposition, plans could easily change.
The source feels that Impact's ratings in the coming weeks will be the deciding factor in whether the company begins focusing on younger talents.
"The key is the ratings," the source stated. "[Dixie Carter] panics when the ratings dip. If it moves two points, she'll panic."
The source explained that if Impact's ratings fall one point as they did last week (from a 1.3 to a 1.2), the company's creative direction stays course. However, the feeling is that Carter tends to overreact when the ratings slide down two points.
Reason Why Hardy's Court Hearing Was Pushed Back Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/16/2011 at 12:28 PM
The reason as to why Jeff Hardy's court hearing in Carthage, N.C. received another continuance is because Hardy's local attorney James Van Camp is representing a client in a murder trial that prevented him from appearing. Hardy did not attend Wednesday's hearing. The next case is scheduled for March 16.
- Traci Brooks returned to TNA Wrestling at last night's iMPACT taping in Orlando, Florida.
She came to the aid of Kazarian following a post-match beating from Robbie E and Cookie. TNA Wrestling ring announcer Jeremy Borash welcomed Brooks back to the company. TNA Wrestling released Brooks from her contract last March following seven years of tenure.
- Former TNA Women's Knockouts Champion ODB is backstage at tonight's iMPAC! taping. She parted ways with the organization in June.
- Isis the Amazon, who was to have appeared on the third season of WWE's NXT as Aloisia, is backstage at tonight's iMPACT taping.
Wrestling talents react to The Rock's return Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 02/15/2011 at 12:36 AM
Steve Corino: "Now THAT is a pop. Wrestling MISSED The Rock. WOW, I wish the Rock would have shot that promo in the 9pm hour. Now I am up past my bedtime. Night everyone. LOVED Raw (- Cole)."
Jim Ross: "The Great One is back 4 WM27! The Rock will host Wrestlemania. He looks awesome. Dwayne Johnson's classic 'Rock' promo 2nite on RAW was the best thing on RAW in recent memory. Young wrestlers hopefully paid attention."
Shane Helms: "The Rock said f*** PG!! Lol I loved that promo!"
The Blue Meanie: "MAN! The WWE knows how to MAKE moments! It was great to see The Rock tonite!"
Melina: "It was extraordinary to see The Rock come back. WOW. Hope everyone enjoyed Valentines Day!"
More on The Rock's Return to RAW Tonight Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/15/2011 at 12:03 AM
- The Rock called John Cena out on tonight's RAW, saying he wanted to see Cena face-to-face at WrestleMania 27. Rock brought up how Cena had talked trash about him once he left WWE. The Rock continued to mock Cena's look and his gimmick, which the fans ate up.
The Rock teased confrontations at WrestleMania with Cena, The Miz and anyone else who was there.
CM Punk def. John Cena Divas Champion Eve def. Natalya WWE Champion The Miz def. U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan in a Non-Title Match John Morrison & R-Truth def. David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty Randy Orton def. Sheamus
ANAHEIM, California – WrestleMania has always proven itself the most electrifying event in entertainment, period. This year, though, the WWE Universe can expect a significant spike in voltage when the most electrifying man in sports entertainment serves as host on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson announced as host of WrestleMania XXVII (WATCH | PHOTOS) Can you smell what Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is cookin'? You will when WrestleMania XXVII kicks off live from Atlanta on April 3. The former WWE Superstar thrilled everyone when he was announced as host of WWE’s biggest event of the year and emerged for an explosive and emotional appearance!
Randy Orton def. Sheamus (WATCH | PHOTOS) The Viper was forced to slither past more than just Sheamus after his bout ended. Once Randy Orton finally overcame the formidable presence of The Celtic Warrior in their singles bout, he was confronted by all combatants in this Sunday’s Elimination Chamber Match. Orton and Sheamus were joined in the melee by John Morrison, R-Truth, John Cena as well as CM Punk and The New Nexus.
The commotion left a slew of Superstars licking their wounds. It also left Cena and Orton standing tall amid the chaos.
Ariel Winter helped host The Khali Kiss-Cam (WATCH) Ariel Winter, costar of the new movie The Chaperone, starring Triple H, helped The Punjabi Giant host The Khali Kiss-Cam. It was a Valentine’s Day delight that left Winter the object of Hornswoggle’s affection. The little guy even got a smooch on the cheek as a result. Luck of the Irish!
John Morrison & R-Truth def. David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty (WATCH | PHOTOS) Enemies became allies when the Raw GM changed the singles match between Elimination Chamber combatants John Morrison and R-Truth. Instead, the Superstars were paired together in a tag team match against David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty. Former tag team partners, Morrison and Truth handled the challenge – and underhanded tricks – with efficiency and went on to defeat The New Nexus disciples.
WWE Champion The Miz def. U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan in a Non-Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) It was evident that Daniel Bryan wasn’t all there. During his battle against WWE Champion The Miz, the United States Champion appeared unfocused, perhaps more concerned with his girlfriend Gail Kim, who had been in a scuffle with The Bellas earlier. As a result, The Cleveland Screamer triumphed in the pair’s non-title match just six days before he defends his title against Jerry “The King” Lawler at WWE Elimination Chamber.
Sheamus attacked Mark Henry (WATCH) Elimination Chamber mates, you’ve been warned. Prior to his match with Sheamus, Mark Henry was attacked by the Irishman on the entrance ramp. The Celtic Warrior nailed The World’s Strongest Man with a Boot Kick before advising his competition in the Elimination Chamber Match that he’s capable of anything. He then booted Henry again to put an exclamation on the point.
Divas Champion Eve def. Natalya (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | PHOTOS) During the Divas Title Lumberjill Match, current champion Eve managed to chop down her opponent, Natalya. While Eve retained her title, she wasn’t the only Diva cutting down the competition. Gail Kim leveled Nikki Bella, who, along with her sister Brie, had scuffled with her, Eve and Natalya in the locker room area.
Edge confronted Alberto Del Rio; Vickie Guerrero made two major announcements (PHOTOS) Mark your calendars. This Friday night on SmackDown promises to be interesting indeed. As Alberto Del Rio bragged about his chances in the World Heavyweight Title Match at WrestleMania, Edge confronted him and pummeled the Mexican aristocrat with a series of blows. Then it was Vickie Guerrero’s turn.
SmackDown’s “acting” General Manager informed The Rated-R Superstar that there would be an official World Heavyweight Championship coronation of her boyfriend, Dolph Ziggler, on Friday’s show. She also revealed that she has evidence of Edge assaulting former GM Theodore Long, and that her revelation will cost her ex-husband his job!
CM Punk def. John Cena (WATCH | PHOTOS) Raw’s anonymous General Manager was at it again. The GM arranged a series of matches involving the six Superstars who will compete in the Raw Elimination Chamber Match. The GM stipulated that if any member of The New Nexus interfered, CM Punk would be eliminated from Sunday’s bout. Also, if any of the Elimination Chamber participants themselves were to interfere, they would be barred from competing inside Satan’s Structure as well, costing them a possible opportunity at a WWE Title Match at WrestleMania XXVII.
In the first match, John Cena and CM Punk battled to a dirty finish. For WWE’s 2010 Superstar of the Year, his demise arrived when Punk tossed a steel chair into the ring to distract the ref. The preachy Superstar then clocked Cena with a wrench before putting him away with a GTS.
HULK HOGAN RETURNS ON MARCH 3 FOR THE VERDICT - DON'T MISS THE HUGE IMPACT BROADCAST THAT NIGHT!
The March 3rd iMPACT on SpikeTV is quickly becoming one of the most important broadcasts in TNA Wrestling history!
- That night, Hulk Hogan makes his return to TNA Wrestling for the the final verdict in his ongoing legal battle against TNA President Dixie Carter! What will the court decide? Will Hogan be forced to leave TNA? Or, will Immortal gain more power than ever?
- Also, Jeff Jarrett and his wife Karen will renew their wedding vows on the broadcast! Plus, as a result of losing to Jarrett, Kurt Angle is forced to give away his own ex-wife and walk her down the aisle that night!
- Check back to TNAwrestling.com in the coming week for more matches to be announced for the huge March 3 iMPACT, including championship bouts and some special guests!
Pope on Feud with Joe & Working for WWE/TNA Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/14/2011 at 11:12 AM
- SunSport in the UK recently spoke to TNA star The Pope. Here are some highlights, courtesy of The Sun:
Promoting his own character in TNA versus WWE: "It all comes down to the promoting of one's character. That doesn't just involve the person themselves, but it involves the company, as well, that the individual is wrestling for. That plays a big part in what works and what doesn't work.
You watch the company up north and they will take a character and shove it down your throat. They tell you 'this is what we want to work so you're going to cheer or you're going to boo'.
Who remembers Elijah Burke but a diehard fan? Pope has become far more known than Elijah Burke ever was in the three years he was with WWE. What does that say about self-promoting? What does that say about TNA's promoting?"
His current feud with Samoa Joe: "I want you to keep a close eye on this situation. I'm going to show how it's going to be THE feud to watch in all of wrestling. You got Pope - I mean, you got POPE - then you got Joe. You got the Samoan Submission Machine, the guy is a monster in the ring, with his aggression and everything.
Pope will handle all the juckin' and jivin', pimpin' and the ridin'. Pope will handle all the talking, the charismatic features and abilities that should be applied in the ring. Pope is going to handle all the showboating. Joe's going to handle the rest. I think it's going to be a great complement to each other, being that we're both so different. When we get in the ring, magic is going to happen."
RESULTS FROM TNA WRESTLING'S AGAINST ALL ODDS PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT: NEW WORLD CHAMPION CROWNED Scroll down for photos from the event
On Sunday night, February 13, TNA Wrestling presented "Against All Odds" live on Pay-Per-View from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida
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QUICK RESULTS: - Kazarian def. Robbie E to retain the X Title - Scott Steiner and Beer Money def. Rob Terry, Gunner and Murphy - Samoa Joe def. The Pope - Madison Rayne def. Mickie James to retain the Knockouts Title - Rob Van Dam def. Matt Hardy - Bully Ray def. Brother Devon - Jeff Jarrett def. Kurt Angle - Jeff Hardy def. Mr. Anderson to regain the World Title
- In the opening bout, Kazarian defeated Robbie E to retain the X Divison Championship. Travel issues prevented Jeremy and Max Buck from being at the PPV, so Robbie E demanded they be counted out and declared himself the #1 Contender. However, as Robbie E was leaving, Kazarian came out to say they would have the bout tonight instead! Kazarian won it with an inverted piledriver finisher.
- The team of Scott Steiner and TNA World Tag Team Champions Beer Money defeated Rob Terry, Gunner and Murphy after Scott Steiner hit a top rope Frankensteiner for the win!
- The Pope faced off against Samoa Joe. The Pope took the early advantage, but Joe was able to latch on his Clutch finisher! Realizing he couldn't escape, Pope quickly tapped out to the submission. After the bout, Pope attacked Joe and hit his DDE finisher on Joe into an exposed steel turnbuckle in the corner, busting open Joe's head in the process. After, an irate Joe chased Pope form the ring.
- Mickie James faced Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne with the gold on the line. Madison tried several times early to hit Mickie with her loaded glove, but couldn't. Later in the bout, Tara came down to distract Mickie, allowing Madison to pull a pair of brass knuckles and use them on Mickie to get the knockout punch! The referee then counted out Mickie - Madison Rayne retains the gold!
- Matt Morgan came to the ring to call out Hernandez, and the Mexican Superstar obliged! Hernandez told Morgan he left TNA to be with his culture in Mexico, and he realized who he truly is - and now it was time to stick it to the gringos! Hernandez then smashed Morgan and obliterated him, leaving him down in the ring!
- In an effort to get his revenge on Jeff Hardy, Rob Vam Dam had to go through his brother Matt Hardy first. The two longtime enemies traded plenty of offensive early on, but in the end it was RVD getting the win with the Frog Splash!
- In a Street Fight, it was Bully Ray vs. Brother Devon. Devon's sons eventually got involved in the bout, helping their dad hit his top rope dive on Bully Ray. But Ray made a comeback and handcuffed Devon to the corner. Devon's sons tried to help him, but Ray attacked them! After a big boot by Ray to Devon's son Terrell, Ray got the easy pin and win. Devon was unable to help his sons as he was still handcuffed! Bully Ray then powerbombed Devon's son through the table! After the heinous attack, TNA staff and security came out to try and help and had to remove his son via stretcher.
- In an amazing (and grueling!) bout between two sworn enemies, Jeff Jarrett battled Kurt Angle with very important stipulations. If Kurt won, he would regain custody of his kids. If Jarrett won, Kurt would be forced to walk Karen down the aisle to give her away to Jarrett on March 3! The bout featured back-and-forth action, with Karen getting involved several times. Both Jarrett and Angle nearly had each other beat several times. In the end, after nailing Angle with a steel chair, Jarrett managed to roll up Angle for the quick pin and the win. Angle is now forced to give away his ex-wife Karen when the Jarretts renew their vows!
After the bout, Kurt removed his wrestling boots and placed them in the ring and walked out - which Tazz ominously said that meant Angle "was done". Did we just witness Kurt Angle's last match?
- In the PPV main event, it was Mr. Anderson vs. Jeff Hardy with the TNA World Heavyweight Title on the line in a Ladder Match! It as a truly a historic battle between both Hardy and Anderson, with both trading insane moves using not one, but two ladders! In the end, both Hardy and Anderson battled atop the ladder, but they both came crashing down to the mat. Hardy got the upper hand and tossed Anderson out the ring, allowing him to re-climb the ladder and pull down the title! Jeff Hardy is ONCE AGAIN the NEW TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!
- Michael Tarver, who hasn't been seen on RAW or SmackDown since before the Royal Rumble, reminded fans on Twitter that he's "still coming, stay tuned." Tarver was in action at the FCW live events this weekend and was sporting a "grill" in his mouth.
- WWE officials have reportedly discussed doing a major heel turn with Kelly Kelly soon on the SmackDown brand. Vince McMahon is said to be high on Kelly. The turn will likely come out of her ongoing relationship with Drew McIntyre.
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