The Undertaker vs. Triple H (No Holds Barred Match)
World Heavyweight Champion Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio
Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole with special referee "Stone Cold" Steve Austin
John Morrison, Trish Stratus & Snooki vs. Dolph Ziggler & Lay-Cool
Randy Orton vs. CM Punk
Eight-Man Tag Team Match
Following The Corre’s attack on Vladimir Kozlov at WrestleMania Axxess, Kofi Kingston will join Big Show, Kane, & Santino Marella to face Friday night's formidable faction in an earth-shattering Eight-Man Tag Team Match on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
SmackDown results: The grandest Friday of them all By: Mitch Passero April 1, 2011 Tags: SmackDown: April 1, 2011, Rey Mysterio, Wade Barrett CHICAGO – With the biggest night in WWE looming large, SmackDown played host to a final battle before an all-out war on Sunday. (Full WrestleMania coverage)
Cody Rhodes def. Chris Masters (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite his might, Chris Masters could not stop a hard-charging, WrestleMania-bound Cody Rhodes who beat Masters with the Cross Rhodes. After the match, Rey Mysterio rushed in and was poised to strike with a 619. However, Rhodes managed to escape Mysterio’s wrath. Will Rhodes be able to do the same come Sunday? (WrestleMania preview)
WWE Hall of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler vowed to shut Michael Cole's mouth (WATCH | PHOTOS) Emotions have definitely surpassed the boiling point between WrestleMania opponents Jerry “The King” Lawler and Michael Cole. Full of confidence and shooting straight from the hip about Cole, Lawler declared: “I promise, I’m going to shut your mouth.” Will special referee “Stone Cold” Steve Austin be able to maintain order in this heated battle? (WrestleMania preview)
Kofi Kingston def. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett by Disqualification in a Non-Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) As The Corre gets ready to compete at WrestleMania, the group offered one more ugly look at its preferred fighting style – gang warfare. As Kofi Kingston fought valiantly against Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, the group rushed the ring and assaulted Kingston. With the match over due to disqualification, the group unloaded on Kingston. But coming to his aid were The Corre’s WrestleMania opponents: Big Show, Kane, Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella. Who will prevail when they clash in an epic Eight-Man Tag Team Match at WrestleMania? (WrestleMania preview)
The Bella Twins and Todd Grisham reported from WrestleMania Axxess Live from Atlanta, The Bella Twins and Todd Grisham offered a look at the fun and excitement of WrestleMania Axxess.
Late change to WWE Wrestlemania 27 match Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 04/02/2011 at 11:42 AM
Thanks to Mohammad from Kuwait passed along the following report:
WWE is playing an angle at Wrestlemania Axxess. it was a match between Vladimir Kozlov and Tyler Reks. The Corre interfered in the match and they beat down Kozlov so bad that his shoulder might be injured. The WWE camera men were there to capture what happened on tape.
(Note: It's likely that Kofi Kingston will be the replacement. Stay tuned.)
- Metallica announced on their Facebook this afternoon that Triple H will be using one of their most fan-favorite songs as his entrance theme for the match against The Undertaker at WrestleMania 27 this Sunday. Many fans are speculating that it will be "For Whom The Bell Tolls."
WWE to no longer be known as wrestling? Credit: F4WOnline.com
This is not an April Fools joke.
F4WOnline.com reports that WWE management held a meeting yesterday in which they discussed eliminating the word "wrestling" from the company's name. In KFC-style, the company wants to move forward and simply be known as "WWE" opposed to "World Wrestling Entertainment." Apparently ESPN was told about this possible change.
WWE Superstars results: Bad magic By: Ryan Murphy March 31, 2011 Tags: WWE Superstars: March 31, 2011, Eve, Melina Don’t know where to catch “WWE Superstars”? Find WGN America in your area. Can't see “WWE Superstars” on WGN America in your area? Stay with WWE.com for full results, photos and video clips of all the action.
Melina and The Bella Twins def. Eve, Natalya and Gail Kim (WATCH | PHOTOS) The Divas may be beautiful, but sometimes their matches can get pretty ugly. That was definitely the case in tonight’s “WWE Superstars” main event as the stunning squad of Eve, Natalya and Gail tried to stop the nasty tactics of Melina and her vicious Bella buddies. The talented trio nearly won out, but that was before Nikki and Brie pulled their classic “Twin Magic” switcheroo. With the Divas Champion distracted, the sisters switched places, allowing Nikki to nail Eve with a Bella Buster for the victory. Or maybe it was Brie?
Trent Barreta def. Curt Hawkins (WATCH | PHOTOS) Trent Barreta may not be competing at Sunday’s WrestleMania, but the talented young Superstar showed the WWE Universe that he might be in the main event of The Show of Shows someday with his amazing performance on tonight’s “WWE Superstars.” Going up against his longtime rival, Curt Hawkins, the dynamic Barreta put his body on the line with a series of high-risk maneuvers to stop his opponent. But it was a well-timed Dudebuster DDT that finally gave Barreta the big win.
Sting on Turning Down WWE's Offer for WM27 Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/01/2011 at 02:07 PM
- The Daily Star in the UK talked to TNA Champion Sting and UFC star Brock Lesnar about turning down offers from WWE to appear at WrestleMania 27. Here are their quotes:
Sting: “I wouldn’t say it was utter nonsense, that’s not true! It’s a dream match that fans would want to see. It was close. I’m glad things turned out the way they did. There are so many variables. Let’s just say that I turned it down for the same reasons I always have. Some- thing in me never trusted what would happen up there, based entirely on the track record with other WCW guys and everything that went on after Vince bought WCW. I wont be watching but I’ll be asking what happened between Undertaker and Triple H."
Lesnar: "They were smart enough to know that I am deeply involved in UFC, what I am doing now. Wrestling doesn’t affect my life so much. I’m a fighter. The WWE will go on, and it will always be there, but I am in the UFC for as far as I can see. If ever there was an opportunity in the future to be on Wrestlemania, then I guess I have to say: ‘Never say never.’"
*We open up with Mr. Anderson dragging down Earl Hebner to the ring and demanding to know why he was DQ'd last week, giving Rob Van Dam the win. Anderson demands the decision be reversed and Hebner refuses, calling Anderson an a**hole. Anderson lays out Hebner. Brian Hebner hits the ring then Sting comes out, saying you don't pick on the referees. He and Anderson began brawling. Rob Van Dam's music hits and he comes out, saying he doesn't want the win that way and asks Hebner to add Anderson to the Lockdown main event. Hebner says he cannot. Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan come out and announce it will indeed be a Three-Way at Lockdown.
Bischoff announces Sting & Anderson & RVD vs Ric Flair's team of Abyss & Matt Hardy & Bully Ray tonight in a Steel Cage, saying the network wants ratings, so he will give it to them.
Sting and Anderson start brawling again but are held apart.
*Scott Steiner defeated Jesse Neal. Orlando Jordan and Eric Young were doing commentary. Doug Williams and Magnus attacked them after.
*Max Buck defeated Jeremy Buck.
*Winter defeated Velvet Sky. Angelina Love came out during the match and left with Winter.
*Ken Anderson called out Sting so he could apologize but slapped him instead. They brawled into the crowd. Abyss, Hardy and Ray attacked them but RVD made the save.
*Kurt Angle calls out Jeff Jarrett saying he's not waiting for Lockdown. Jarrett sends out Rob Terry, who Angle beats. Angle chases Jarrett out.
*In a Steel Cage, Abyss & Matt Hardy & Bully Ray defeated Sting & Anderson & RVD. Sting attacked Anderson on the stage while he was doing his introduction. That left him laid out on the stage and a 3 on 2 situation. Anderson acted as if he didn't want to get in the cage until Hulk Hogan makes Anderson get in. Anderson shoved RVD off the top, setting up Bully Ray's pin. Anderson walked out.
The heels keep beating on RVD and Sting. Fortune hits the ring. Immortal hits the ring. Flair locks the cage and the babyfaces are getting massacred. Christopher Daniels hit the ring from the crowd and hit a flip from the top of the cage, wiping out Immortal. The babyfaces regroup and run off Immortal. Big reaction for Daniels' return.
Randy Orton Hypes His WM27 Match With CM Punk Posted by Dave Mitchell on 03/31/2011 at 11:21 AM
WWE RAW superstar Randy Orton spoke with Kevin Eck of The Baltimore Sun week to hype Sunday's WrestleMania pay-per-view. Here are some highlights of what Orton said about:
Is He Comfortable As a Babyface: "Absolutely not. I’m definitely growing as a good guy, as a babyface. I’ve got to walk a fine line, Kevin, because as a bad guy, as a heel, I go so comfortable in that role, I think I eventually earned the respect of the fans. And it wasn’t some master plan to become a good guy one day. I was dead set on being a heel the rest of my career. I figured there’s no way I’ll ever be a good guy. But the fans, they’re powerful, and when they speak together like they did, I started getting positive reactions. I’d be in the ring with a babyface as a heel, but they’d be chanting for me. It’s just one of those things where I just had to make the switch. But I think where I succeeded this time, where I failed back in’04 after I became the youngest champ in history and became babyface, I didn’t change too much. I think that’s very important. That respect I earned from the fans as a bad guy, I don’t want to lose that. And if all of a sudden I’m coming out and I’m trying to be like John Cena, that typical white meat babyface, kissing babies, hugging grandmas, slapping high-five swith everybody in the front row, that’s not going to work. If I come out pumping my fist and smiling, it’s going to make people want to barf. So I really had to walk that fine line and change, but just change enough to where it works for me and my character."
How He Feels Not Being In One Of The top Matches At WrestleMania: "It’s a good question, but I believe in every Mania, every pay-per-view, Raw, Smackdown or live event I’m in, my goal – and I would hope that everyone else’s goal on the roster – would be to the steal the show, and the pressure is always there. Whether it’s a stage like WrestleMania or another pay-per-view or just TV or a live event, you’ve still got the same fans out there. The WWE Universe is watching and you’ve got to perform. You’ve got to live up to the expectations that you have laid out. Me and CM Punk, we’re not fighting for a title, but if you look back, we’ve got a three-year story line in the making. I cost him the WWE championship back in ’08 when I was returning from a collar bone injury just after the birth of my daughter. I remember it vividly. I punted him in the back of the head backstage on a day when he was champ and was going to defend the title at a pay-per-view. He wasn’t able to even perform in the match because I kicked him in the head, cost him the title. If I was him I would have done the same thing. He came back at the Rumble, cost me the title, but as far as I’m concerned, that made us even. Anything after that, I’m sorry, Phil Brooks, CM Punk. I’m going to destroy him April 3 at WrestleMania XXVII. That’s just how it’s going to go."
Wrestlers Having Tour Buses & How It Helps Their Marriages: "A lot of guys actually don’t travel by tour bus ; there’s five of us. I think to be able to be at a point in your career where you’ve earned it and you can afford it, I think anyone would be stupid not to do it. What the tour bus does for me – my family coming with me, that’s just the cherry on top – I don’t have to travel 200 and 300 miles a night driving till 3 or 4 a.m. looking for that Denny’s that’s open or that drive-thru at McDonald’s and getting a couple chicken sandwiches and taking the bun off and shoving it down my throat. I got a kitchen, king-size bed, a couple TVs, a washer and dryer, a shower, a bathroom, deep sinks – I’m set. I can travel anywhere around the country, and I can get flat after a match. I think the biggest thing when it comes to injuries and stuff, travel has a big part in that. Because after a match, guys hit the road and they’re in a sitting position. They’re not able to ice up or do whatever they have to do therapy-wise. Being in a car driving like that, it’s just not good on your back, and our backs take a lot of abuse with all the bumps we take in the ring. Our body in general takes a hell of a beating, and that bus allows me to recover – that’s the biggest thing right there. It’s worth every penny because I’m able to recover more than I would in a rental car. Waiting in lines, looking for hotels, reserving rental cars, just plugging in an address into your GPS and hoping that address eventually leads you to a gym and not some middle of the subdivision where the address was wrong. There are lots of things that go into that bus that make it worth its weight in gold, but the No. 1 thing for me is the recovery time that I get having the bus that I didn’t have in the rental cars."
RAW Ratings Breakdown: Rock-Cena-Miz Draws Huge Posted by Dave Mitchell on 03/31/2011 at 11:13 AM
As previously reported, Monday's episode of WWE RAW drew a strong 3.84 cable rating with an average of 5.89 million viewers. This was the most viewers for RAW since the June 29th, 2009 episode.
Additionally the 4.77 final overrun segment was the highest rated quarter since June 22nd, 2009, the commercial-free RAW.
RAW's peak this week with 7.31 million viewers was the first segment on RAW to break 7 million in almost two years.
In a segment breakdown, Edge and Christian vs. Brodus Clay and Alberto Del Rio gained 3,000 viewers from the opener with CM Punk. The video for Triple H and Undertaker lost 73,000 viewers while Justin Gabriel vs. Santino Marella gained 283,000 viewers. The segment with Triple H, Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker gained 1,346,000 viewers, making the rating go from 3.5 to 4.5 in the Males 18-49 demographic and from 4.5 to 5.4 in the teenagers demo.
Jerry Lawler vs. Jack Swagger lost 1,449,000 viewers, making it one of the worst segments as far as losing viewers goes in years. The same thing happened with Sheamus and Daniel Bryan a few weeks ago - fans tune in to see a major angle, in this case the one with HHH-Taker-HBK, and then tune out once the major angle is over.
The match with Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler vs. Daniel Bryan and John Morrison lost 32,000 more viewers but the Road Warriors Hall of Fame video and the angle with Snooki, Layla, Michelle McCool and Trish Stratus at a bar gained 255,000 viewers. The final segment with The Rock, John Cena and The Miz gained 1,539,000 viewers, which is one of the biggest gains in several years.
Overall, a great showing by WWE and a sign of momentum headed into Sunday's WrestleMania 27 pay-per-view.
RVD talks more about why he joined TNA Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 03/30/2011 at 07:24 PM
In a recent interview conducted for The UK Sun, Rob Van Dam had the following to say about leaving WWE, working there, and joining TNA:
"When my contract ended with the WWE, TNA tried to get me straight away but I said no. Eric Bischoff called me, Dixie Carter called me, even Jason Hervey picked up the phone. But I said to myself that they were not serious because (Hulk) Hogan hadn't called yet ... Then he did, I was doing my radio show and Hogan called in. The guy spent a half hour explaining on the air why I should join him in TNA. That was what got me here. Hulk is the most recognized guy there is in the industry, I value his opinion and knew he was doing what he felt was best for us all when he brought guys like myself to TNA."
WWE NXT results: Strong-arming a win March 29, 2011 Tags: WWE NXT: March 29, 2011, Byron Saxton, Lucky Cannon Week four results:
NXT Rookie Challenge: Titus O’Neil won Arm Wrestling Challenge (4 Redemption points) (PHOTOS | WATCH) Titus O’Neil, Conor O’Brian & Byron Saxton def. Jacob Novak, Lucky Cannon & Darren Young (PHOTOS | WATCH)
NXT Rookie Records
Byron Saxton: Redemption points: 0, Win/loss record 1-2 Conor O’Brian: Redemption points: 0, Win/loss record 1-1 Darren Young: Redemption points: 7, Win/loss record 2-2 Jacob Novak: Redemption points: 0, Win/loss record 0-2 Lucky Cannon: Redemption points: 0, Win/loss record 2-2 Titus O’Neil: Redemption points: 9, Win/loss record 3-0
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Reason for Match Change at WrestleMania 27 Posted by Steve Carrier on 03/29/2011 at 06:10 PM
WWE's creative team plugged Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov into the Eight Man Tag Team Match with The Corre at Wrestlemania XXVII after it was decided that Christian would be in Edge's corner when "The Rated-R Superstar" defends the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio. Christian and Kofi Kingston were originally pegged for the match.
It also said that Marella had "earned a spot on the card" based on his tenure with WWE. Management reportedly feels he "hits a home run" with whatever he is told to do on television and since he hadn't yet worked a WrestleMania match (WrestleMania XXV nonwithstanding), he was to be rewarded.
In regards to Kingston not being currently slotted for a match at the event, there has been talk in the last day of him facing Drew McIntyre.
Posted by Daniel Pena on March 29, 2011 at 1:38 PM
World Wrestling Entertainment released Dave Finlay yesterday. He had been solely working as a producer since retiring from in-ring competition last year.
WWE Champion The Miz was booked to interrupt the national anthem during a live event in Champaign, Illinois on Friday. A number of representatives for the National Guard were in attendance (a major partner and sponsor for WWE) and they were not pleased with the anthem being used to garner heel heat.
Once key WWE officials were informed of the ordeal, a decision was made to terminate his contract, since he was the event’s top producer.
His release from the organization comes as a shock to numerous employees. Finlay is well liked and many people are hoping that it is a situation where he could be brought back in the future.
Finlay had been with the company since 2001 and was considered the top producer in the organization. Many credit him with orchestrating the women’s division over the past decade.
Match Added To WrestleMania - Updated Card Posted by Dave Mitchell on 03/28/2011 at 10:32 PM
On Monday's RAW, a new match was announced for Sunday's WrestleMania 27 pay-per-view.
Corre members Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater and Ezekiel Jackson will face Santino Marella, Vladimir Kozlov, Big Show and Kane in an 8-man tag match. It had been rumored that Christian would be a part of the 8-man Corre tag match, but now we see that will not be the case.
With that match set, here is updated card:
No Holds Barred Match With "The Streak" On The Line The Undertaker vs. Triple H
WWE Championship Match - The Miz (c) vs. John Cena
World Heavyweight Championship Match - Edge (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio
Randy Orton vs. CM Punk
Special Guest Referee: "Stone Cold" Steve Austin - Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole Michael Cole's trainer Jack Swagger will be in his corner.
6-Person Mixed Tag Team Match Trish Stratus, Snooki & John Morrison vs. LayCool & Dolph Ziggler
WWE United States Title Match Sheamus (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
8-Man Tag Team Match: Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater and Ezekiel Jackson vs. Santino Marella, Vladamir Kozlov, Big Show and Kane
Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes
WrestleMania XXVII takes place on Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.
Sabu Discusses WWE's ECW, What He's Doing Now Posted by Steve Carrier on 03/28/2011 at 05:55 PM
- ECW Original Sabu spoke with The Poughkeepsie Journal this weekend. Here are some highlights:
How much are you still wrestling nowadays and what have you been up to?
I still wrestle a couple of times a week. I go to Japan tomorrow actually. England in about a month. I was in Mexico a couple of months ago. I’ve got a lot going on.
You still enjoy it? You still love getting in there?
Not as much as I used to. A couple of weeks ago, I wrestled in Indiana in front of about seven people. I swear to God. And there was no heat. I swear to God, it sucked.
What promotion are you wrestling for in Japan?
It’s called Smash. The boss there and the top guy is Tajiri.
You had a WWE run that ended in May of 07 that might have surprised some people.
I don’t think it surprised people. I think they were surprised it lasted that long.
What were your thoughts on that run and getting to run with a lot of the ECW guys and get back in the national spotlight?
It started out OK and then it turned sour. I don’t know what to say without hurting somebody’s feelings. They didn’t want me to be me. They wanted me to be somebody else. I was already somebody for 20 years. The main thing for me, and the bait for me to stay as long as I did was they were supposed to put my uncle (The Sheik) in the Hall of Fame, which they did, and I wanted to do at least one WrestleMania, which I did.
Backstage Heat On Snooki & Michelle McCool Posted by Dave Mitchell on 03/28/2011 at 02:09 PM
According to a reliable WWE source, there is backstage heat on the celebrity-involvement of Snooki in the tag team match at Wrestlemania, and the heat is not directed solely at the Jersey Shore star.
“We bust our asses 250 days a year on the road,” one prominent RAW-brand superstar claimed, “Snooki will cut right into everyone’s Wrestlemania paydays. And the whole show is built around Rock, who is not full time; Austin, from another era, too; Michael Cole, who doesn’t go on the road; Lawler, who doesn’t go on the road; Snooki, who is a three-shot appearance; and Michelle McCool, who is Undertaker’s wife and therefore doesn’t even go on the road with Layla El, who has to represent LayCool all by herself while her partner gets preferential treatment because of the person she married!”
No superstar we spoke with seems to mind Undertaker or Triple H getting top billing this Sunday since everybody acknowledges they've earned their rightful spots. However, many are unhappy with the preferential treatment McCool is afforded as well as the names previously mentioned collecting major paychecks for this year’s biggest show, and not helping the company “on a daily basis.”
Maria on Her Time with WWE, What She's Doing Now Posted by Steve Carrier on 03/28/2011 at 02:03 PM
- Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis spoke with The Poughkeepsie Journal this weekend. Here are some highlights:
It seems like you’re pretty busy, doing a lot of different stuff right now.
Yeah, I am. I’m keeping busy. It’s the first time in my life that I’ve actually had time to myself to decide what I want to do next. I got into WWE when I was so young that I really hadn’t experienced that much yet. It’s the first time in my life that I’m able to do what I want to do. Experiencing new things. I loved working for WWE. It was an incredible experience, but I’m trying other stuff. Perfume. My new perfume line just came out (available here) online. You can find it online if you just look up Maria Kanellis Signature Perfume. I’m doing short films for friends. I’m doing a feature this summer. It’s not a huge feature. I’m writing two films. It’s crazy, so busy.
Sounds like an exciting time. Like you said, trying to figure out what you want to do?
Who knows? I might end up doing some more wrestling. I don’t know if I will or not. I miss it. I miss the crowds. I miss the people. I miss going out there and having that instant gratification. If you do an incredible move or something amazing happens in the ring, I miss that.
When you came up through the Diva Search, did you expect to be wrestling?
No. I loved Jonathan Coachman. I loved what he and The Rock were doing. When they asked me in the Diva Search what I wanted to do, I told Coach, ‘I want to do what you do. I want to call you a popcorn fart just like The Rock did.’ They sent me to the next round. That’s what I thought I was going to do. Then, once you get in it, I want to do the physicality. I want to do all of that stuff. I just did.
Was that surprising to you? When did you realize, OK, I’m a wrestler now and I’m wrestling matches?
I never was. I never considered myself a full-time wrestler because I wasn’t always doing matches. A lot of times, I would do one little thing here or there to make the heel be a heel. It wasn’t like I was a full-time wrestler. A lot of times, I was the girlfriend, which is fine with me. I loved all aspects of it.
By: Greg Adkins March 28, 2011 CHICAGO – Six days. One hundred forty-four hours. Eight thousand, six hundred, forty minutes. Any way you slice it, the time has come for scores to be settled, bodies to be battered and victories to live on in the annals of history when WWE rolls into Atlanta. With The Road to WrestleMania coming to an end, Superstars were savvy enough to lay their bodies on the line in The Windy City to give themselves any possible advantage heading into The Show of Shows.
John Cena, The Rock and WWE Champion The Miz scuffled The battle of words between John Cena, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and WWE Champion The Miz officially turned into a war. In the wake of insults hurled about by each of these three men, tensions finally came to a head. The Great One fended off an attack by The Cleveland Screamer and his lackey, Alex Riley. He then laid the Smackdown on both, tossing Riley from the ring and leveling Miz with The People's Elbow. While Rock relished the adulation, The Cenation Commander-in-Chief slipped into the ring and punished him with an Attitude Adjustment.
Lay-Cool confronted Snooki & Trish Stratus Since Snooki successfully navigated the world of Trish Stratus, it was only fair that the former Women’s Champion get her Jersey Shore on. Stratus and the diminutive dynamo hung out at a bar in the Garden State. After the pair fended off a creepin’ male, they were confronted by two of their WrestleMania opponents, Layla & Michelle McCool. In the wake of some heated words, Lay-Cool found themselves summarily shown the door by bouncers. Ouch.
The Road Warriors and Paul Ellering announced as the latest Class of 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Inductees (WATCH) Oh, what a rush! The pioneering tag team of Animal & Hawk, known throughout the WWE Universe as The Road Warriors, along with manager Paul Ellering, were announced as the latest inductees in the WWE Hall of Fame, Class of 2011.
U.S. Champion Sheamus & Dolph Ziggler def. Daniel Bryan & John Morrison U.S. Champion Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler will compete against Daniel Bryan and John Morrison respectively when they meet in separate matches at WrestleMania. For now, though, the four unleashed their frustrations in a tag team match. When the dust settled, The Celtic Warrior & Ziggler bested Bryan & The Shaman of Sexy when The Irishman finally pinned his WrestleMania rival to carry his team over the top.
Jack Swagger def. Jerry Lawler by Disqualification After weeks of getting battered by Michael Cole’s trainer Jack Swagger, Jerry “The King” Lawler didn’t miss the opportunity to punish the blond bully. As the bell sounded, Lawler grabbed a steel chair and retaliated against The All-American American, causing an instant loss by disqualification.
King then went after Cole, attacking the protective Plexiglass cube his WrestleMania opponent has dubbed “The Cole Mine.” Before he could crack into the structure, however, a stream of security dragged the WWE Hall of Famer away.
Shawn Michaels shared his thoughts on Triple H versus The Undertaker Welcome to the hot seat, Shawn Michaels. The Class of 2011 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee found himself caught between two iconic Superstars when he joined Triple H and The Undertaker in the ring to discuss their WrestleMania showdown.
Before putting HBK on the spot, however, The King of Kings explained that he will not be intimidated by The Phenom or allow his emotions to overtake him. For his part, The Undertaker interpreted The Game’s confidence as arrogance and vowed that it would prove to be his downfall.
As the two warring icons stood face-to-face, The Cerebral Assassin asked Michaels to explain why he will prevail in six days. After much deliberation, The Showstopper reluctantly left the ring. As he walked away, he admitted to his friend that he felt The Deadman could not be beaten at WrestleMania.
Santino Marella def. Justin Gabriel; WrestleMania match arranged Let the air trombones sound throughout the land! After his victory over WWE Tag Team Champion Justin Gabriel, Santino Marella was joined in his invisible instrument celebration by a veritable horn section, including Vladimir Kozlov, Big Show and even Kane.
Also, it was announced that Santino, Vlad, Show & Kane will join forces at WrestleMania to compete in an Eight-Man Tag Team Match against The Corre, including the WWE Tag Team Champions, Ezekiel Jackson and new Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett.
Sin Cara arrives on Raw next Monday (WATCH) Possessing a rich history and deep reservoir of talent, Sin Cara will become the latest impressive import to join the Raw roster. The masked Mexican explodes onto the WWE landscape next Monday in what promises to be a dynamic debut.
World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Christian def. Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay World Heavyweight Champion Edge & Christian teamed up on Raw for the first time in more than six years! Not only did the Canadians liven up the crowd, they also put their tag team foes, Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay, to rest. The Rated-R Superstar managed to pin the behemoth Clay for the win. Outside the ring, however, the Mexican Aristocrat snapped a Cross Armbreaker on Captain Charisma. The World Heavyweight Champion then chased off his WrestleMania rival, but Del Rio snuck back down the entrance ramp and attacked Edge from behind.
Randy Orton confronted CM Punk Randy Orton appeared hungry for CM Punk’s head on a platter. And really, who could blame him? Last week, Punk terrorized Orton’s wife on their tour bus in order to lure his WrestleMania opponent into perilous straits. When The Viper arrived to defend his wife, Punk hobbled him with a wrench to the knee.
Returning to his hometown, The Second City Savior boasted about the ambush and theorized that Orton had developed a false sense of security after defeating each of Punk’s New Nexus disciples. Having heard enough, WWE’s Apex Predator confronted his tormentor. Amid the ensuing scuffle, Orton lined up to punt The Second City Savior in the skull. Unfortunately for him, though, his knee wouldn’t allow it. Punk seized the opportunity and instead leveled Orton with a jaw-rattling GTS.
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi will discuss stepping into the ring for a six-person tag team match at WrestleMania to settle the score with WWE Divas Lay-Cool (Michelle McCool and Layla), Vickie Guerrero and WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler. In Snooki’s corner will be WWE Superstar John Morrison and USA Network’s Tough Enough trainer Trish Stratus.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will come face to face with WWE Champion The Miz and John Cena one last time before electrifying the Georgia Dome as this year’s host of WrestleMania.
WWE Superstar Triple H will speak about his 15th appearance on The Grandest Stage of Them all as he looks to end The Undertaker’s legendary 18-0 WrestleMania winning streak. Edge and Alberto Del Rio will discuss squaring off against each other for the World Heavyweight Championship.
The Hard Rock Cafe is located at 1501 Broadway in New York City. Please note that admission to the press conference is limited to a first-come, first-seved basis.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
Mijn hobby's zijn: Worstelen en films.
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