Orton thinks Cena will "own" The Rock Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 03/27/2011 at 01:50 PM
The following is an excerpt from a Randy Orton interview with ESPN.com:
Robinson: The Rock recently came back to WWE. What do you think of his return so far, and what can we expect to happen when he's actually live on Raw this Monday and he's finally inside the same ring as John Cena and The Miz?
Orton: That's an interesting topic. I know them both and I know Cena a lot better than I know The Rock, obviously, but I've been in the ring with both cutting promos and wrestling. I have to say, though, talking about the whole ring rust thing, John Cena has had about 2,000 matches in the last seven years. The Rock? A big, fat zero. So when it comes to ring rust, I don't care what type of athlete you are, and The Rock is obviously an athletic dude, but Cena has been in the ring. He's been at every show and in every show and making appearances and he has been on the road with the WWE over 300 days a year for the last seven years. The Rock? Virtually nonexistent. You see the interviews that The Rock does and he says that he doesn't want to be known as a wrestler. He doesn't want to be known as a sports entertainer or a performer with WWE or a WWE superstar. He wants to be known as an actor. Now all of a sudden he's back in our world telling the fans what they want to hear. He's telling them, "I promise that I will never go away again. I promise that I'm back for good and that I'm here to stay." He said that, what, six or seven weeks ago? Have we even seen him live since then? No. Via satellite. I think Cena will own The Rock. I think Cena is wittier and can go off the cuff. Cena writes his own stuff, while The Rock has stuff written for him. It just all comes down to who you are in the ring and what kind of performer you are in the ring, and I think Cena is 10 times the performer in the ring that The Rock is. This Monday in Chicago, he'll prove it.
Kurt Angle comments on his arrest Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 03/26/2011 at 02:02 PM
From Kurt Angle's Twitter page (@anglefoods1):
"Thank U to my supporters. I was not drunk. I was in ice storm and my car slid into 3 ft of snow median. I called police 4 help. They had other plans. I was stucl and wanted to go to my hotel. I was not passed out Drunk. I was co-herent. I'm sorry if I let you down. Don't Believe everything you read. My life is good and this is a speed bump in the road. The truth will come out. GOD Bless. I take responsibility for this. My job is to stay clean and never put myself in jeopardy. TMZ blew it out of proportion. After my Hearings, I will give You proper story. GOD Bless. Kurt Angle. I Love You all"
Rey Mysterio def. CM Punk (Disqualification) World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Drew McIntyre Michelle McCool & Layla def. Kelly Kelly & Rosa Mendes Wade Barrett def. Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston (Intercontinental Title Match) Jack Swagger def. R-Truth Christian def. Alberto Del Rio
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Just nine days before WrestleMania, chaos continued to run rampant on SmackDown, as World Heavyweight Champion Edge and his No. 1 contender Alberto Del Rio were ordered to restrain their aggression, and Wade Barrett brought The Corre their second championship.
Christian def. Alberto Del Rio (WATCH | PHOTOS) In spite of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long’s declaration that Edge and Alberto Del Rio would be banned from WrestleMania if they so much as touched each other, The Rated-R Superstar opted to accompany Christian to his main event match against the aristocratic No. 1 contender to the World Title.
Battling Del Rio for the third week in a row, Captain Charisma triumphed over his opponent with the Killswitch. Meanwhile, outside the ring, Edge executed numerous earth-shattering chair blows to Brodus Clay after the enormous Superstar assaulted the 11-time World Champion from behind.
Moments after the match ended, The Ultimate Opportunist looked as if he might ignore Teddy Long’s order and attack his No. 1 contender with the chair. Realizing what was at stake, Christian stopped Edge at the last second, attacking Del Rio instead so that his former tag team partner would not be banned from WrestleMania.
Jack Swagger def. R-Truth (WATCH | PHOTOS) After The All-American American defeated R-Truth with his dreaded ankle lock, the outspoken Michael Cole – who Swagger is training for a match with WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler at WrestleMania – belittled The Rapping Superstar with his own trash-talking performance of “what’s-up!”
For more insults from Cole, be sure to check out his comments on Twitter by clicking here.
The Undertaker responded to Triple H about their WrestleMania showdown (WATCH | PHOTOS) Nine days before the epic clash of the titans between The Undertaker and Triple H at The Showcase of The Immortals, The Phenom promised to make The Game the 19th victim in his incredible WrestleMania 18-0 streak. (Match preview)
Wade Barrett def. Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston to become new Intercontinental Champion (WATCH | PHOTOS) Just when it looked like Kofi Kingston was going to hit Trouble in Paradise on Wade Barrett, the English Superstar countered with Wasteland. Seconds later, the stunned WWE Universe looked on as Barrett captured his first Intercontinental Championship. WWE Tag Team Champion and fellow Corre member Justin Gabriel celebrated the monumental occasion by hitting a post-match 450 Splash of the fallen Kingston.
Michelle McCool & Layla def. Kelly Kelly & Rosa Mendes (WATCH | PHOTOS) Doing their best “Jersey Shore” impression, Team LayCool emerged to face Kelly Kelly & Rosa Mendes. When Rosa turned her attention toward an interfering Michelle, Layla took the opportunity to hit the Lay-Out neckbreaker for the victory. Will the flawless duo do the same to Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi in the Six-Person Tag Team Match at WrestleMania? (Match preview)
World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Drew McIntyre in a Non-Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite a lingering arm injury that stemmed from recent numerous attacks at the hands of Alberto Del Rio, The Rated-R Superstar set out to prove to his WrestleMania No. 1 contender that he is at 100 percent. (Match preview) And The Master Manipulator sent a powerful message indeed, overcoming Drew McIntyre with his devastating new submission hold. After the bell, Edge blasted The Sinister Scotsman with the Spear.
Rey Mysterio def. CM Punk by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) In a WrestleMania Rewind Match, Rey Mysterio defeated CM Punk by disqualification, after his WrestleMania opponent Cody Rhodes unleashed a brutal assault on the masked Superstar. After hurling The Ultimate Underdog into the steel ring post and assaulting him with his protective mask, Rhodes hammered Mysterio with his knee brace – the very apparatus that caused Rhodes’ facial injury on Jan. 21 and set the wheel in motion for their clash at The Show of Shows. (Match preview)
- As noted before, Sin Cara made his WWE debut last night in Champaign, IL and defeated Primo Colon. Cara won the match by submission, using his La Mistica finisher, which is a headscissors takedown into a single-arm DDT into a Fujiwara armbar.
Cara also did most of his trademark moves that he did as Mistico in Mexico. A fan in attendance said the match went over 11 minutes and even though most fans didn't know who Cara was, he got a good reaction.
As noted earlier this evening here on the website, TNA star Kurt Angle was arrested early this morning in North Dakota. According to TMZ.com, highway patrol in Grand Forks found Angle sitting in his car in the median separating lanes. TMZ.com reports that Angle told cops he had hit an icy patch in the road. During the conversation, cops say they smelled alcohol on Angle's breath. He then failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. Since cops didn't see Angle driving, he was arrested and later charged with being in control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated -- which basically means he was allegedly drunk behind the wheel but not actually driving.
In an update on this, we can confirm that Angle was arrested late last night/early this morning on Interstate 29 between Fargo and Grand Forks, North Dakota. Angle was charged in Grand Forks District court and his hearing took place earlier this afternoon. He was able to post bail.
TNA has a live event tonight at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks, ND at 7:30 pm. The show is headlined by Kurt Angle facing Jeff Jarrett. As of last word, Angle is still scheduled to be there tonight.
Angle was arrested in 2007 in Moon Township, PA on a DUI charge as well. On that day, police received a report of an erratic driver leaving a bar. Several patrons at the bar identified the driver as Kurt Angle and police went to him home. He was then charged with driving under the influence and careless driving. Angle was later found not guilty on those charges after he argued that the witness had numerous versions of the events that had occurred.
Angle was also arrested in 2009 after a domestic dispute with Tranesha 'Rhaka Khan' Biggers. Again, all assault and harassment charges were dropped. Angle was charged with driving on a suspended license during that incident.
It should also be noted that yesterday was Kurt Angle's fiancées birthday.
Wrestling superstar Kurt Angle was arrested early this morning in North Dakota ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... highway patrol in Grand Forks found Angle sitting in his car in the median separating lanes. We're told Angle told cops he had hit an icy patch in the road. During the conversation, cops say they smelled alcohol on Angle's breath. He failed a field sobriety test and was arrested.
Since cops didn't see Angle driving, he was arrested and later charged with being in control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated -- which basically means he was allegedly drunk behind the wheel but not actually driving.
Chris Masters def. Tyler Reks The Great Khali & Yoshi Tatsu def. The Usos Daniel Bryan & Gail Kim def. Tyson Kidd & Melina
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Daniel Bryan & Gail Kim def. Tyson Kidd & Melina (WATCH | PHOTOS) Less than two weeks before he takes on United States Champion Sheamus at WrestleMania, Daniel Bryan showed his skills in a unique Mixed Tag Team Match alongside the talented Gail Kim. Locking up with Melina & Tyson Kidd, the power couple of Gail & Bryan showed that they have chemistry both in and out of the ring by nailing a series of amazing double team maneuvers. In the end, it was a pair of missile dropkicks that allowed Bryan to apply The LeBell Lock to Kidd for the win.
The Great Khali & Yoshi Tatsu def. The Usos (WATCH | PHOTOS) When it comes to being a tag team, The Usos have it all — they're young, they're talented and the twin brothers work together seamlessly. But sometimes all the skills in the world aren’t enough to stop a 7’3” behemoth by the name of The Great Khali. Teaming up with the dymanic Yoshi Tatsu for the first time, The Punjabi Playboy was clearly still ailing from the vicious attack he suffered at the hands of The Miz two weeks ago on Raw. But even with his back and shoulder bandaged, Khali is still one of the most dominant men in WWE. This was made apparent when the big man nailed Jimmy Uso with a thundering Punjabi Plunge to score the victory for his team.
Chris Masters def. Tyler Reks (WATCH | PHOTOS) When will Tyler Reks learn? For the fourth time in recent weeks, The Dreadlocked Demolition Man attempted to destroy Chris Masters and for the fourth straight time he was beaten. Unable to overpower Masters the way he does other Superstars, Reks struggled to control The Masterpiece before finally succumbing to The Master Lock. Maybe the fifth time will be a charm?
TNA iMPACT starts with a recap of Mr. Anderson and Hulk Hogan in a rap type video. It goes and repeats the words and moves Anderson did.
The screen goes black and the title of the show is "Do The Math!"
Mr. Anderson's music hits and he comes on out to the riing with some older guy in a suit and glasses. They goth get in the ring. Anderson has a mic while there is a big drawing board in the ring. Anderson welcomes himself and then welcome the guy as he is a professor at the University of Wisconsin. He said he went there to get a degree at being an @sshole. He then states that while he has been teaching, Anderson thought of doing the girl next to him and the guy couldn't deny her hottness. He gets back to the situation and states to the guy his situation. As he had a match with RVD last week and both of their shoulders were down at the same time. Anderson draws on the board and says it's a tie. He then goes on to say that he never got his rematch. Anderson puts a 0 + 1 (for his rematch) = A REMATCH! The professor says he is right and Anderson sends him on his way. He then calls him back real quick and talks about the girl again. Anderson states all of the sizes she was. He then asks the guy if he had a crush on her. He nods. Anderson says that the girl told him that the professor said he was gay. Anderson has no problem with them, but he states he isn't. He aks the guy why he would do what he did to him, and the guy said because he is an @sshole. Anderson says bingo and Mic Checks him into the mat. Just then, Hulk Hogan's music hits and both him and Eric Bischoff come down the ramp. Eric holds up a sign from the crowd that says "Eric Bischoff is a Genius" and Hulk holds a sign that says "Hulk Hogan made wrestling". They get in the ring and Eric begins to talk.
Eric says he is a genuis, but he doesn't know what Hulk sees in Hogan. He then insults Anderson and all of his work. He then questions how the network is going to like this. Eric says Ken is a bad example. He then states that it's Hulk's call because he doesn't know what to do with him. Hulk says whoa, whoa, whoa as he actually likes what he is seeing with him attacking the professor. He then turns around and states that Anderson is breaking his rules and he does not like that at all. Hulk gives Anderson something to think about. He states taht Anderson won't get a rematch until he deserves it. Anderson has a rematch contract that Dixie Carter signed, but that isn't worth anything as Hulk is in charge now! Hulk announces that Anderson will face RVD tonight. If he beats RVD, then he will get a rematch. Anderson states that RVD isn't even in his league. RVD's music hits and he makes his down the ring! What is on his mind? The show fades.
The show comes back and RVD is already talking. He is talking to Anderson as he is heard saying that Anderson shouldn't be surprised. RVD asks Anderson if he has any funny words to say. Anderson says he will say them later because the "idiot" Hogan made the match. Hogan said he would like that because he will send Anderson back to his professor of his. RVD then turns to Hogan and says he is questioning his status with TNA. Vince Russo, Dixie Carter, Eric Bischoff, and Hogan called him and he said he came in because of Hogan being serious about it. Hogan said RVD can be himself, so he wants to be himself. Just then, Sting's music hits and he comes on stage with a mic.
Sting says that this is all funny as Eric and Hogan are actually acting like they are in charge. He said that the network called him and said he is the special enforcer in the RVD vs. Anderson match tonight. If anything goes wrong, then he (Sting) will be in charge! Hogan is furious! Sting leaves.
They hype a special challenge that Ric Flair will give to his former Fortune friends. They then replay AJ vs. Bully Ray match as they show the highlights. They gave an update on AJ as they said they aren't sure when he will be able to come back. Knockout action is up next!
Mickie James vs. Tara
Mickie James comes out to the ring first. Before Tara comes out, the camera shows Madison Rayne talking to Tara. Rayne says that Tara better win this match tonight or else. Tara aks what else means, but Rayne doesn't answer. Tara says it will be a WINNING situation. They hop on the bike and travel to the ring.
Tara gets on the apron, but Mickie lifts her up the top rope. The match starts and Mickie is in total control, but it changes as Tara gets on her feet, and knees MIckie right in the head. She falls on her back. Tara does a standing moonsault, goes for the cover, but only gets a two. Mickie gets in the corner, Tara runs to her, but Mickie hits her with an elbow. Mickie jumps on the shoulders of Tara, but Tara does a great powerbomb, but only gets a 2. Tara goes to the top rope, but Mickie leans on the ropes and Tara falls right on the corner. Mickie now goes up and tries for some high risk move, but Tara fights back and tries to do a styles clash from the second rope. She does, but then rolls back and makes puts on a boston crab. Mickie gets to the ropes though. Tara gets Mickie up and goes for her finisher, but Mickie reverses it and hits her hard DDT and gets the win. Winner: Mickie James
Madison Rayne comes on the top of the stage and she isn't happy at all! The show the replay of the finisher. They then show both stars as they stare down each other.
Anderson is backstage as he is in the face of Sting. Anderson says he stole his title as he deserved a rematch. Sting said he got the title and now the network has him as enforcer. Anderson doesn't like that either. He questions what or who the network really is, but Sting says, "It's just the network." Sting walks away.
iMPACT returns and it shows a replay from last week as Pope beats down on Okado. The camera then goes backstage and Joe is talking to Okado saying to stay on him the entire time. The camera guy talks in japanese or chinese, and then walks away.
Okado vs. The Pope
Okado comes out first. The Pope comes out second as money drops from the rafters. The crowd certainly doesn't like him. Both are in the ring as the match begins. As soon as the bell rings, Okado runs right to Pope and hits a dropkick. Pope flies back in the corner. Okado is in total control, but it doesn't last long as Okado flies from the top rope and misses completely. Pope chokes him on the second rope. Pope then goes outside and smashes Okado's head on the side of the ring. Pope then kicks his head, hits it with many punches, and then another kick. Pope gets back in as Pope does another hard kick to the head. Pope then takes off his boot. Okado stands up, turns to Pope and Pope runs right at him and he hits him with his boot right in the face. Pope then takes off his glove, and hits a huge uppercut on him. The referee DQs him. The ref tries to talk to Pope to stop the assualt he his doing, but Pope backhands the ref right across the face. Pope continues to attack Okado. Finally Samoa Joe runs out. Pope leaves the ring and raises his arms as Joe is seeking for a doctor. Winner by DQ: Okado
The show returns and show the same video about Sting from last week as he talks about his start in wrestling, his last match in WCW, and then why he joined TNA. It then goes onto the formation of Immortal and their take over of the company. Sting said he wants the young stars to rise up and Hogan is preventing it.
A new video is shown about the Kurt Angle and Jeff Jarrett relationship. Kurt is talking as he says two years ago he told Dixie it was either him or Jeff Jarrett. Dixie picked Kurt. He talks about his kids. Kurt then explains his relationship with Karen and Jeff and why he asked for his upcoming match at Lockdown. He believes that this will be the final bout in his historic rivalry. Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle in a Steel Cage Match at Lockdown! The video ends. Up next, Ric Flair is going to issue his challenge!
The show returns with Hulk in his office. RVD comes and knocks on the door. Hogan tells him to come in. He then explains to RVD that he is actually right. He tells RVD that he is the guy. RVD knows what Hulk has been through in the past couple of years, but Hulk doesn't want to have that as an excuse. Hulk is in RVD's corner. RVD stands up and then repeats to Hogan that he is in his corner. Hulk says all the way. RVD says alright and leaves. Hogan then laughs and says RVD is an idiot.
Ric Flair's music hits and he comes down to the ring with Bully Ray and Matt Hardy. They get in the ring and the crowd boos it up. Ric says that is the reponse he wants to hear. He then states that he is God and he is going to pass the mic over today. He does his WOOOOO and gives it to Matt. Matt talks about the road he took and how he changed the business forever. He said that everything was so colorful and perfect, but it was all a scene from a fairy tail. He says that everyone who was above them that complimented them actually stabbed them in the back as hard and as fast as they could. Matt says they aren't going to do that to Fortune, they are just going to take them out. Bully gets on the mic and compliments Matt. Bully talks to AJ and what he did to him last week. Bully then says that it would be Fortune vs. the three of them. Fortune, Kazarian, Robert Roode, and Chris Harris, come out to the ring and all hell breaks loose! They fight all over the ring and then go outside of the ring to fight. Roode is going against Flair in the ring. Flair tries for his famous low blow, but Roode blocks it and attacks Flair senseless. Others join them in the ring now, but then the lights turn red and Abyss returns!!!!!! Abyss gets in the ring and destroys all of the Fortune members! Abyss is back and is already destroying! Immortal meets in the middle of the ring.
When the show returns, the replay shows Abyss' destruction. The camera then goes backstage and shows Abyss walking backstage. Abyss says that they tried to take out him with Janice, but it just made him stronger.
Hernandez's music plays and he comes out with Rosita, Sarita, and the new guy from the crowd last week. They all get in the ring as the crowd boos them. Hernandez gets on the mic and introduces Sarita and Rosita. He then welcomes everyone to the newest member. He then states that they are taking over.....taking the jobs, women, and the money. Rosita then talks some spanish. Hernandez says that no one can keep them out. Sarita then talks some spanish on the mic. Hernandez says that people will stop worshiping the American flag and will soon worship the Mexican flag as it covers up the U.S. flag. Hernandez then talks about the challenge they issued to Matt Morgan. The newest member then aks Morgan if he accepts it. Morgan's music hits and Devon comes out with him. Devon is on the mic and says they accept.
Devon and Matt Morgan vs. Hernandez and Anarkia in a Street Fight
As soon as Matt and Devon get in, the teams attack each other. The newest member and Devon stay in the ring while Morgan and Hernandez are fighting outside, but that doesn't last long as it changes places. Morgan then closelines Hernandez over the top rope. Matt and Devon are outside as Rosita and Sarita are talking to them. Velvet Sky runs out and beats both of them up, but a 2 on 1 never works out well as Rosita and Sarita beat down on Sky as she is down on the ground. Now Angelina Love slowly walks down the ramp. She stares at Sky. She has a very strange look on her face. Winter then comes out and SCREAMS Love's name. She turns around to Winter and slowly walks to her and then backstage. Winter smiles. Devon is in the ring with Anarkia. Hernandez comes on the ring apron and Devon knocks him down. As he is turned around, Anarkia hits Devon with something in the head and gets the win. Winners: Hernandez and Anarkia
Shannon Moore and Jesse Neal vs. Crimson and Scott Steiner
Moore and Neal are already in the ring rocking their mohawks as the show returns. Scott and Crimson come on stage together as they make their way to the ring. Scott and Neal start the match.
The bell rings and Scott takes control first as he backs Neal in a corner and does several punches right to his face. He then does some knife edge chops to his chest. Neal whips Scott in the ropes, but Scott knocks him right down. Neal gets up and Scott does a belly to belly suplex. Scott whips Neal in the ropes, does a closeline, drops his famous elbow, and then does some push-ups to stay in shape. Crimson is tagged in and he does a great front turn around suplex move. He covers but only gets a two. Crimson locks onto Neal's head and shoulder, but Neal elbows his way out. He bounces back in the ropes, but Crimson does a huge big boot and it sends Neal out of the ring. Shannon comes in as he tagged Neal when he was by the ropes. Moore gets Crimson down with several impactful moves. Shannon gets on the corner, as he wanted to tag in Neal, but he jumps, Crimson catches him and drops Shannon right on his head and face. He gets the three count. Winners: Scott Steiner vs. Crimson
Neal gets in the ring and checks the hands of Crimson. Moore then comes in the ring and throws the head gear of Steiner right at him. Steiner turns and chases him, but Moore runs up the stage. Steiner does non-stop swearing as he is furious.
A video plays hyping the main event as it shows RVD vs. Mr. Anderson from Victory Road. It then goes to last week with the fatal four way. Mr. Anderson and RVD's shoulders were both on the mat. The main event is coming up next!
The show returns and RVD's music hits the arena. He comes out as the fans sing along with his entrance music. He gets in the ring. Mr. Anderson's music plays and he is on stage. He reaches up as the mic falls right in his palm. He introduces himself, repeats his name twice, and gets in the ring. Both wait for the final person......STING! He's music plays and he walks down the stage with his face paint, but no robe this time, as he wears one of his shirts. He is at ringside.
Rob Van Dam vs. Mr. Anderson To Be #1 Contender for the TNA World Title w/ Special Enforcer Sting
The bell rings and they lock-up. Ken puts a headlock on Rob at the beginning, but RVD breaks out of it and applies a headlock of his own. Ken pushes Rob in the ropes and Rob kicks him right in the chest. Anderson gets back though and whips Rob in the corner, but Rob reverses it. Anderson is in the corner and Rob does a roundhouse type of kick. He puts Anderson down on the mat and does a standing moonsault. They get up, but Anderson gets back in control. He does a cover to the fallen Rob, but only gets a two. He chokes Rob on the second rope, and then does a neckbreaker/backbreaker as he drops Rob back first onto his knee. RVD tries to fight back, but Anderson keeps the momentum. He does another cover, but doesn't get the win. He then locks a rear chin lock. RVD gets up and elbows Ken in the gut to break the lock. RVD whips Anderson in the corner. Ken comes out of the corner and does a closeline, but RVD ducks and....OH! Ken closelines the referee and he gets turned inside out. Anderson then gets RVD down and pins him. Sting quickly gets in the ring and checks the ref, but then he has to count. He counts a two. RVD comes back now as Ken tried to plant his head in the corner, but Rob does a kick to the face. He then does his split-legged moonsault, covers, but gets a two. RVD looks at Sting as if he might not have counted right. Anderson leaves the ring, but RVD jumps over the rope onto Ken. Both get up, but Ken walks over and throws a chair in the ring. Sting pushes the chair away and goes outside. Anderson does a huge mic check to RVD as he plants RVD's face right into the steel post. Ken gets in the ring and is right in the face of Anderson. Anderson tells him to DQ him if he wants. Just then, Ken throws a punch to Sting. Both are brawling out as they punch back and forth. The bell sounds to end the match. They go outside of the ring now and continue the fight. Guards and referees come out and break up the fight. Is RVD #1 contender?
The show returns from commercial and it shows the few quick moments from the match that just happened. It then shows Ken and Sting fighting. Mike Tenay and Taz are shown behind the announcing desk now as they it seems like RVD is the #1 contender.
The show goes back to RVD who is backstage. RVD aks where Hogan is. The camera guy says he is facing Sting. RVD says now? RVD thinks he is still in the match as he is getting ready. The camera guy tells him that he got mic checked into the post. RVD doesn't remember it at all and leaves.
Mr. Anderson is shown backstage and he says he did everything and then he asks Sting why he is afraid of him.
Sting is backstage and Sting says he doesn't know who rang the bell. Mr. Anderson comes up to him and questions him about the bell. Sting says he doesn't know, but that doesn't matter as they attack each other with fists to the head and back. Officials come out and break it up. Sting tells him to check his facts first. Anderson says the Wizard of Oz rang the bell! The show fades.
- The latest word on Awesome Kong is that she will debut for WWE in April, shortly after WrestleMania. Kong has been given different start dates before but it looks like she will finally debut next month.
Titus O’Neil def. Darren Young Conor O’Brian & Vladimir Kozlov def. Jacob Novak & JTG in a dance-off Lucky Cannon def. Byron Saxton
Week three results:
NXT Rookie Challenge: Darren Young won Battle of the Mic (4 Redemption points) (PHOTOS | WATCH) Titus O’Neil def. Darren Young (PHOTOS | WATCH) Conor O’Brian & Vladimir Kozlov def. Jacob Novak & JTG in a dance-off (PHOTOS | WATCH) Lucky Cannon def. Byron Saxton (PHOTOS | WATCH) NXT Rookie Records
Byron Saxton: Redemption points: 0, Win/loss record 0-2 Conor O’Brian: Redemption points: 0, Win/loss record 0-1 Darren Young: Redemption points: 7, Win/loss record 2-1 Jacob Novak: Redemption points: 0, Win/loss record 0-1 Lucky Cannon: Redemption points: 0, Win/loss record 2-1 Titus O’Neil: Redemption points: 5, Win/loss record 2-0 WWE Universe visit NXT.WWE.COM to watch WWE NXT highlights and the complete episode each Wednesday. The complete episode is also available Wednesdays on YouTube.com/wwe and Hulu.com!
- Last night's WWE Monday Night RAW drew a 3.3 cable rating with 5.1 million viewers, down from 3.64 (5.8 million viewers) last week. It's safe to say WWE isn't happy with the rating falling so close to Wrestlemania.
The latest on Jeff Hardy's status with TNA Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 03/23/2011 at 12:38 PM
TNA had been advertising Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy for the Lockdown VIP weekend on April 16th and 17th before the pay-per-view. New listings have Jeff's name removed. The meet and greet now involves Matt, Sting, Ric Flair, Mick Foley and Hulk Hogan.
There has been talk within TNA that they won't be using Jeff until his legal situation is resolved, which could be after April 20th when he returns to court.
U.S. Champion Sheamus def. Evan Bourne Divas Champion Eve def. Maryse WWE Tag Team Champions The Corre def. Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov Dolph Ziggler, Vickie Guerrero & Lay-Cool def. John Morrison & Trish Stratus Rey Mysterio def. Randy Orton by Count-out
PITTSBURGH - With less than two weeks until WrestleMania XXVII, the capacity crowd inside the CONSOL Energy Center witnessed the topsy-turvy world of Monday Night Raw, where anyone and anything can get turned on its head, including the WWE Championship.
John Cena confronted WWE Champion The Miz (WATCH | PHOTOS) While WWE Champion The Miz was busy rewriting history, John Cena told the WWE Universe, he would be busy making it. He did not disappoint.
After The Miz was introduced by his new “Vice President of Corporate Communications,” Alex Riley, he went to great lengths to boast about his title reign. So self-absorbed became The Cleveland Screamer, in fact, that he unveiled a new WWE Championship with the title’s “W” permanently affixed in an upside down “M” position.
As Miz basked in his own self-grandeur, Cena chimed in on the TitanTron. He informed the man who had attacked him for weeks in a row that he’d been watching, he just hadn’t said where. Although The Cleveland Screamer was under the impression The Cenation Commander-in-Chief was at home, he was actually in the arena – and zeroing in fast.
The Awesome One and his lackey were confronted headlong by Cena, and the three crashed into the ring. At one point, Riley helped free his boss, who quickly bolted from the ring. As the WWE Champion looked back, his “VP of Corporate Communications” suffered an especially merciless thumping from The Cenation Commander-in-Chief.
Rey Mysterio def. Randy Orton by Count-out (WATCH | PHOTOS) There are some lines you just don’t cross – unless, of course, you’re CM Punk. As his WrestleMania opponent, Randy Orton, faced off with Rey Mysterio in a WrestleMania 22 rematch, The Second City Savior had unholy intentions. Just when it appeared The Viper was verging on victory, Punk appeared on the TitanTron standing outside Orton’s private bus and intimating that he was preparing to confront Orton’s wife inside.
WWE’s Apex Predator fled the ring and bolted for his bus outside, resulting in a loss by count-out. When he arrived, Orton found his wife terrified but safe. Punk then ambushed his WrestleMania foe, leaving him crumpled on the asphalt.
Dolph Ziggler, Vickie Guerrero & Lay-Cool def. John Morrison & Trish Stratus in a 4-on-2 Handicap Intergender Tag Team Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite trying her best not to get involved in the 4-on-2 Handicap Intergender Tag Team Match, Vickie Guerrero actually secured the win for her team. With a great deal of help from her teammates, boyfriend Dolph Ziggler & Lay-Cool, the callous cougar pinned John Morrison as his partner, Trish Stratus, looked on helplessly.
John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler ended in a No Contest (WATCH | PHOTOS) Sparks flew when two of WWE’s most electrifying Superstars clashed. A high energy battle between John Morrison and Dolph Ziggler ensued in the run up to their Six-Person Tag Team Match at WrestleMania, which will pit Morrison, Trish Stratus & Jersey Shore’s Snooki against Ziggler, Layla & Michelle McCool. Rather than finish the bout, however, the match ended in a no contest when Stratus struck Lay-Cool. As a result, a 4-on-2 Handicap Intergender Tag Team Match was arranged by the anonymous Raw GM pitting Morrison & Stratus against Ziggler, Vickie Guerrero & Lay-Cool.
Michael Cole and his trainer Jack Swagger attacked Jerry “The King” Lawler (WATCH | PHOTOS) Like a rat scurrying into his hole at the first sign of danger, Michael Cole has perfected the spineless retreat. After indefensibly attacking the name of Jerry “The King” Lawler’s father, the Raw announcer scampered off into his protective, plastic announcer’s booth. From inside the crybaby cube, Cole watched his trainer, Jack Swagger, attack Lawler. Certain that Lawler was incapacitated, Cole emerged from his hole and snapped on a vicious ankle lock. For more insults from Cole, be sure to check out his comments on Twitter by clicking here.
John Cena interviewed via satellite (WATCH) Having suffered a ferocious attack the week prior at the hands of WWE Champion The Miz, John Cena told the WWE Universe, via satellite, that he had opted to stay home to recover. When asked if he still underestimates his WrestleMania opponent, The Cenation Commander-in-Chief insisted he did not, and that his focus is squarely on Miz and not on the appearance of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on next week's Raw.
WWE Tag Team Champions The Corre def. Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (WATCH | PHOTOS) If there were a list of “People You Do Not Want to Anger,” Big Show and Kane would surely hover at the top. Unfortunately for The Corre, they’re learning that a bit too late. When WWE Tag Team Champions Justin Gabriel & Heath Slater prevailed over Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov, their Corre brethren joined in the beatdown. Their actions prompted The World’s Largest Athlete and The Big Red Monster, who were ambushed by The Corre on SmackDown, to enter the fray and destroy every Corre member in sight.
Divas Champion Eve def. Maryse (WATCH | PHOTOS) Divas Champion Eve may have faced conceited Diva Maryse, but her real anger emerged after their match. The lovely Latina proved she’s worthy of wearing the butterfly when she defeated her French-Canadian foe. She then had to deal with more cowardly company. Safely inside a protective, plastic announce booth, Michael Cole once again belittled the Divas’ efforts. As a result, Eve berated the Raw announcer and slapped him across the face. For his part, Cole dismissed her and continued his tirade from the safety of his crybaby cube.
U.S. Champion Sheamus def. Evan Bourne, WrestleMania Match set (WATCH | PHOTOS) Sheamus continues to roll in clover. After his surprising title victory last week, the new U.S. Champion maintained momentum with a victory over Evan Bourne this week in a non-title match.
After the bout, former U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan challenged The Celtic Warrior to a title rematch at WrestleMania by invoking his rematch clause. Afterward, the Irishman leveled Bryan on the spot.
Triple H invited The Undertaker to next Raw (WATCH | PHOTOS) Two weeks before the most consequential match of his career, Triple H invited his WrestleMania opponent, The Undertaker, to show up on Raw the following Monday. As he mentioned the need to get something off his chest, he was interrupted by Ted DiBiase. The hapless Superstar told Triple H that one way of putting his wayward career back on track would be to “take out” The Cerebral Assassin.
Easier said than done. After trading a few blows with DiBiase, The Game convincingly overpowered him. Perhaps sending a message to the man with the WrestleMania streak, Triple H ploughed The “Unfortunate Son” through the announce table with a Pedigree.
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Husky Harris Debuts a New Masked Look and Finisher Posted by Steve Carrier on 03/21/2011 at 11:25 AM
- Husky Harris, who was demoted last month to Florida Championship Wrestling (though officially still listed as a RAW Superstar), recently debuted a masked character in the developmental promotion.
Paying homage to his grandfather, WWE Hall of Famer Blackjack Mulligan, Harris appeared at the March 9 and 16 FCW live events as Axl Mulligan. His appearance is similar to the Hannibal Lecter character from The Silence of the Lambs. Harris wears jeans and a black Misfits T-shirt to go along with the mask.
Harris is also using the Stone Cold Stunner as his finishing maneuver. He beat Ricardo Rodriguez with the move last Wednesday, and then struck Brodus Clay during a post-match brawl.
It is unclear as to whether the character will continue as Harris appeared as himself at last Thursday's FCW live event, one day removed from appearing as the masked persona.
WWE doesn't want to be a wrestling company? Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 03/21/2011 at 01:54 AM
A publicist for WWE demanded last week that a television industry news website not refer to them as a wrestling company.
The website in question, TVWeek.com, ran a story on Drew Carey's induction into the WWE Hall of Fame last week with the headline "Drew Carey Inducted Into Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame. Huh? Drew Carey??!!" The headline drew the ire of WWE publicist Kellie Baldyga, who sent a stern e-mail to the author demanding that the headline be 'corrected'.
Baldyga wrote in her email, “We are no longer a wrestling company but rather a global entertainment company with a movie studio, international licensing deals, publisher of three magazines, consumer good distributor and more.”
During a subsequent phone conversation, the publicist stated, "No, we don't do wrestling events. They're entertainments. And we don't call them wrestlers. They're superstars and divas."
Rather than change the headline, the article was removed from the website altogether. Baldyga sent a follow-up e-mail, reading, "I know the perception is that we are a wrestling company but we are actually much more than that--we are a global media company which is how our Chairman and CEO, Vince McMahon, positions us."
- Ted DiBiase made his first television appearance since February 24 on Friday's episode of SmackDown, losing to Rey Mysterio in a quick match. He was not the only Raw Superstar to compete on the show as Sheamus beat Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston in a Non-Title Match earlier in the broadcast. It's interesting to note that a SmackDown name plate was displayed during DiBiase's ring entrance, whereas a Raw name plate was displayed when Sheamus made his entrance.
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