Melina Responds To 'Hateful People', Val Insults Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/16/2011 at 07:26 PM
Melina posted the following message yesterday on her Twitter account in response to the negativity she has been engulfed with as of late.
"In Dublin. Such a beautiful day. Listening to TI-Live Your Life. There are hateful people trying to hurt others to make themselves feel better.
"People... Just live your life. Enjoy today peeps and love the people who are there for you to the fullest."
Meanwhile, former WWE star Val Venis, who posted an inflammatory video directed towards Melina and boyfriend John Morrison earlier this week, has continued to besmirch the "Sexy, Smart and Powerful" WWE Diva. He posted the following on Twitter in response to a message New Japan Pro Wrestling Karl Anderson wrote about flying first class:
"If Melina is on your flight, I am sure u could easily become a member of the mile high club."
Tonight, TNA Wrestling presents the annual Lockdown event on Pay-Per-View and online at TNAOnDemand.com, with every match taking place inside a Steel Cage! The event will take place from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
WATCH IT ON PPV: TNA PPV events air on Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Charter Cable, Cablevision, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FIOS, DIRECTV, Dish Network, Viewer's Choice and more. DISH Network subscribers: TNA PPV events are now available in HD! This Sunday, Lockdown airs on DISH Network Channel 454 in HD for $39.95
WATCH IT ONLINE: TNA Knockout Velvet Sky will join TNAOnDemand.com subscribers in a first-ever ChatTNA “Chat With The Stars” - Beginning at 7:30 PM EST, Velvet will chat live with our guests for a quick thirty-minute moderated online chat offered free for all participants at TNAOnDemand.com before the start of the TNA Lockdown Pay-Per-View event. Then from 8-11pm EST, the famous Knockout will grace her presence in an exclusive VIP Chat! The VIP Chat is available only to those who purchase the Lockdown pay-per-view event from TNAOnDemand.com or by special VIP Chat Package purchase from our UK fans. To purchase a single Live pay-per-view or annual pay-per-view pass from TNAOnDemand.com, visit the following link : http://www.tnaondemand.com/chat.html . TNAOnDemand announces special VIP access for UK Fans to chat with Velvet Sky! http://t.co/sRRXnCM
PPV PRESHOW: A special match has been added to the Lockdown preshow prior to the Pay-Per-View event. Devon will be facing Anarquia of Mexican America in the Steel Cage. The pre-show will be available on TNAOnDemand.com and on select cable system and satellite providers networks for free. The Lockdown preshow starts at 7:30pmET.
ORLANDO VIEWING PARTY: Even though Lockdown is in Cincinnati, we wanted to give our Florida fans the chance to watch the event in style at an exclusive viewing party on Monday night. Join us for Orlando VIP activities from April 18th through April 20th. There are only a limited number of these packages available so get yours now before it is too late! You can purchase your package at ShopTNA.com.
INTERNATIONAL AIRTIMES: UK: Challenge – Wednesday 20th April at 22:00 BT Vision – available from Monday 18th April at 15:00 Germany, Austria and Switzerland: Sky Deutschland – Monday 18th April at 02:00 (Live) France: MCS – available from Wednesday 20th April Portugal: Sport TV3 – Monday 18th April at 22:30 India: ESPN Star Sports – Wednesday 20th April at 18:00 Australia: Main Event – Monday 18th April at 10:00 (Live) Africa: Setanta – Monday 18th April at 00:00 (Live) LOCKDOWN CAGE MATCH TNA WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE Mr. Anderson vs. champion "The Icon" Sting vs. Rob Van Dam -----------------------------------------
LETHAL LOCKDOWN CAGE MATCH Immortal vs. Fortune -----------------------------------------
LOCKDOWN CAGE MATCH Jeff Jarrett vs. Kurt Angle -----------------------------------------
LOCKDOWN CAGE MATCH Mickie James vs. champion Madison Rayne (Mickie's Hair vs. Madison's Knockouts Title) -----------------------------------------
LOCKDOWN CAGE MATCH Hernandez vs. Matt Morgan -----------------------------------------
LOCKDOWN CAGE MATCH The Pope vs. Samoa Joe -----------------------------------------
LOCKDOWN CAGE MATCH The X Division Xscape Match -----------------------------------------
LOCKDOWN CAGE MATCH Ink Inc vs. Crimson/Steiner vs. Jordan/Young vs. Magnus/Williams
Hulk Hogan Comments on Desmond Wolfe's TNA Status Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/17/2011 at 02:00 PM
Hulk Hogan addressed Desmond Wolfe's status with TNA Wrestling Friday on his Twitter account.
When asked when fans can expect Wolfe to return to television, Hogan responded, "Desmond's situation is beyond TNA's control, the ball is completely in his court."
Wolfe and Magnus were scheduled to face Alex Shelley and Chris Sabin for the TNA World Tag Team Championship at No Surrender, but were pulled from the event at the last minute, with the organization citing a "personal issue" as the reason. The Pro Wrestling Torch reported that according to multiple sources within TNA, Wolfe was pulled from the pay-per-view event due to concerns with concussion side effects.
His on-screen absence was explained by Magnus, who claimed that in an attempt to become a dual athlete, Wolfe had traveled to London to tryout for Chelsea F.C.
Company president Dixie Carter announced on November 21, 2010 that Wolfe would be returning to television. On the December 16, 2010 edition of iMPACT!, Magnus met his former tag team partner Douglas Williams and informed him that Wolfe would be returning soon, while also telling him that they had gotten rid of Chelsea. Wolfe made his return in a non–televised segment at the December 10, 2010 iMPACT! taping when he and Magnus saved Douglas Williams from Fortune members AJ Styles and Rob Terry. The segment, however, did not air on the January 6, 2011 iMPACT telecast. Wolfe has not appeared for the organization since then.
Kelly Kelly def. Layla Edge surrendered the World Heavyweight Title Rey Mysterio def. Drew McIntyre Rey Mysterio attacked Cody Rhodes Ezekiel Jackson def. Kofi Kingston GM Theodore Long decided the future of the World Heavyweight Title
SmackDown results: Opportunity lost and found By: Michael Burdick April 15, 2011 Tags: SmackDown: April 15, 2011, Edge, Christian ALBANY, New York – Four days after World Heavyweight Champion Edge announced his shocking retirement from WWE, The Rated-R Superstar officially surrendered the World Heavyweight Championship. And Christian honored his lifelong friend by capturing the opportunity to face No. 1 contender Alberto Del Rio for the vacant World Title at Extreme Rules.
Christian triumphed in a No. 1 Contender’s World Heavyweight Championship Battle Royal (WATCH | PHOTOS) With Alberto Del Rio sitting ringside, Christian heroically outlasted 19 other Superstars to become his aristocratic adversary’s opponent in a Ladder Match at Extreme Rules that will decide the next World Heavyweight Champion (Match preview).
As Captain Charisma battled former World Champion Jack Swagger in the final moments of the mega Battle Royal, Del Rio grabbed Christian’s ankle, trying to eliminate the former ECW Champion from outside the ring. Aggressively freeing himself from his interfering foe, Christian lowered the ropes, sending the charging All-American American crashing down to his defeat. As the smoke cleared, Edge himself emerged to congratulate his former tag team partner on his monumental accomplishment.
The intense Battle Royal also saw WWE Tag Team Champion Justin Gabriel eliminate fellow Corre member Wade Barrett – just moments after they worked together to get rid of the monstrous Kane. Although he started strong by eliminating three Superstars, Big Show’s momentum sent both him and Ezekiel Jackson over the ropes and out of contention. And Rey Mysterio eliminated his bitter adversary Cody Rhodes, shortly before Michael Cole sacrificed his body to The Ultimate Underdog’s 619 in order to save his Extreme Rules tag team partner Jack Swagger from taking the hit.
Kelly Kelly def. Layla (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite a tumultuous session of “couples counseling,” a noticeably annoyed Michelle McCool accompanied Layla to her single’s match. When Kelly Kelly gained the advantage over the English-born Diva outside the ring, Michelle opted to throw her war-torn partner-in-flawless back into action. This allowed Kelly Kelly to roll the disoriented beauty up for the three-count. After the match, Michelle shoved Layla to the canvas and exited alone.
Edge surrendered the World Heavyweight Championship (WATCH | PHOTOS) In one of the most heartfelt moments in SmackDown history, Edge emerged to relinquish the World Heavyweight Title. Displaying an extremely positive attitude in the face of his forced retirement, the 11-time World Champion thanked every member of the WWE Universe and stepped out of the spotlight. For more on Edge’s extraordinary career, click here. Rey Mysterio def. Drew McIntyre (WATCH | PHOTOS) In an extremely vicious showdown between Rey Mysterio and Drew McIntyre, The Ultimate Underdog overcame the sheer brutality of The Sinister Scotsman, hitting a 619-splash combination for the victory.
Rey Mysterio attacked Cody Rhodes (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite Cody Rhodes’ victory over Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania, the bitter Superstar made it clear that he won’t let his obsession with The Master of the 619 go. Mysterio soon charged to the ring, sending the self-conscious second-generation Superstar away with a 619 to his mid-section.
Ezekiel Jackson def. Kofi Kingston (WATCH | PHOTOS) While Ezekiel Jackson competed in an intense match with Kofi Kingston, his fellow Corre members sat in with the SmackDown announce team, displaying obvious friction with each other. When “The Personification of Domination” hurled his high-flying opponent directly on top of his faction brethren, Wade Barrett rushed toward the ring in an absolute rage. This distraction allowed Jackson to hurl Kofi to the canvas and pick up the huge win.
GM Theodore Long decided the future of the World Heavyweight Championship (PHOTOS) Just four days after Edge announced that a serious injury was forcing him to retire from WWE, the No. 1 contender to the World Heavyweight Championship Alberto Del Rio came forth, suggesting that The Rated-R Superstar present him with title.
SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long informed the elitist Superstar that instead, his new opponent for the World Title Ladder Match at Extreme Rules would be determined in a 20-Man Over-the-Top-Rope Battle Royal. Del Rio then proclaimed that he is glad to be the Superstar that forced Edge to retire.
Mickie James on Her Injury, Edge Retiring, More Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/15/2011 at 01:25 PM
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James on her match at Lockdown and wrestling with a separated shoulder: "I’m really excited about it. I’m going in there with a separated shoulder and hopefully be able to tough through the match. I’m feeling better every day honestly and trying to get more range of motion back and I definitely hope physically to be 100 percent. I don’t think my shoulder will be 100 percent but luckily it’s my left shoulder and I’m a righty, so that kind of helps."
James reflects on the tremendous cage match she had with Tara on Impact a few months back: "That match with Tara was the first cage match I’ve ever been in. That was definitely a very scary thing. I don’t think I thought about it beforehand how high the cage actually is and how scary it is. You see the guys do the crazy stuff like that all the time and its like they think nothing of it…..or maybe the same things running through their mind when actually they get up there and they go ‘Oh God, this is really high!’. There definitely is a lot of pressure because it was such an amazing match in itself…..to be able to compete against myself in the same kind of match and going in kind of injured anyways, it’s definitely one of those things that I have to be aware of and be careful of."
Mickie's thoughts on Edge’s retirement due to injury: "He’s really just a genuinely nice guy. I have nothing but the upmost respect for him and what he’s done in this industry and the legacy he has built for himself. Before him, the whole ladders match thing with him and the Hardys and that Edge and Christian phase….that was really a raising the bar level on that whole deal and just everything he’s done since then.
"It’s sad that due to injured he has to retire due to the fact that it has taken a huge toll on his body but at least I think it’s very intelligent of him and it’s a huge pride swallowing thing to recognize the fact that ‘I can’t physically do this, I’m putting my life on the line, it’s not just my body anymore.’. And for him to have to do that and I’m sure its not something that he wanted to do at this moment in time and it was something that we all have to come to terms with, we all can’t wrestle forever…..but I think that he is so talented that theres many other things that he can do that’s gonna continue to keep him out and about and doing things."
James n Kurt Angle re-signing with TNA: "I love Kurt. He’s awesome. He’s got so much going for him with the Angle Foods thing and that’s starting to take off and it’s a really cool thing. He has such a name for himself anyways and to be the only male to hold an Olympic gold medal, everything he’s already done……I’m sure he doesn’t have to continue to wrestle but he just loves it so much. He has such a huge passion and love for this business. It’s just amazing. I think we’re very honored to have him as a part of the roster."
Mickie’s mid-term report card on TNA (with her being on the roster for about six months or so now): "I’m having a blast. It was definitely something that I was still on the fence whether or not I should go or not and what I was going to be able to bring or do that is different than anybody else has already done. It’s been a fun journey, a cool locker room, I’ve made some cool friends and I’ve been able to do some really compelling stuff and raise the bar even for myself. To be able to main event Impact, and do my first cage match, and have a cool storyline with Tara go on to Madison and have a compelling storyline with her as well…..I think it’s really…..brought a different spice to the show. Hopefully, they (TNA) feel the same."
Exclusive: Watch the opening video that will kick off Sunday's annual Lockdown Pay-Per-View event, live from Cincinnati, Ohio! Check your cable or satellite provider for availability, or watch it online at TNAOnDemand.com. Video Credits: Vice President of Production: Kevin Sullivan | Sound Design: Jay Seeman
Site reader Eric sent in this results from the iMPACT tapings for tonight, April 14, 2011. This is the go-home show before Lockdown this Sunday:
*Immortal opens the show and are joined by Mr. Anderson. Anderson insults Hulk Hogan and gets beat down.
* Orlando Jordan beat Jesse Neal, Crimson and Douglas Williams in a four-way. All of their partners were at ringside. Abyss came down and brawled with Crimson.
* Matt Hardy beat Kazarian by submission.
* Madison Rayne and Tara come out to talk about Mickie James. Mickie comes out and talks about their Lockdown match.
* The Pope, Hernandez and Jeff Jarrett beat Kurt Angle, Samoa Joe and Matt Morgan with help from brass knuckles.
* Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff come out. They call out Rob Van Dam and ask him not to make the same mistake Anderson did. Sting eventually comes out and says the only way RVD gets his title is over his dead body. Sting ends up hitting a Death Drop on Bischoff. Hogan begs Sting not to hit him.
* Abyss beat James Storm.
* Velvet Sky comes to the ring and calls out Angelina Love. Angelina spears her and attacks. Angelina then drops Velvet onto a chair. Winter appears and takes Angelina to the back with her.
* Mr. Anderson wrestles a gauntlet match against Immortal and beats Gunner, Murphy, Rob Terry until Bully Ray beats him up. Sting comes out and saves Anderson. Abyss comes out and tries to attack Sting from behind. Sting fights off Abyss and Ray with a bat and leaves as everyone is out.
This episode was built around the final 3 rounds of the New Years Evil Tournament for the WCW World Tag Team Championship.
The teams are...
Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner (who beat Te Wall and Sid Vicious) PG-13 (who beat Berlyn & Rick Steiner) Ron & Don Harris (who beat Meng & Fit Finlay) Mike Rotunda & Roadkill (who beat Dean Malenko & Konnan) Buff Bagwell & Chris Kanyon (who beat Disco Inferno & Big Vito) Asya & Screamin Norman Smiley (who beat Jim Duggan & Perry Saturn) Midnight & Lash LeRoux (who beat Harlem Heat) David Flair & Crowbar (who beat Vampiro & Evan Karagias)
Special appearances by World Champ Bret Hart, US Champion Jeff Jarrett, Sid, Chris Benoit, Arn Anderson and the announcement of a new Commissioner!
We begin with a look at Maryse and her issues with Ted DiBiase. We also see how Yoshi Tatsu and Lucky Cannon have been hitting on Maryse because of the problems between Ted and Maryse.
We are live on tape from the internet and your announcers are Todd ‘Could Michael Cole retire too’ Grisham and William ‘Sunshine on your Tuesday Night’ Regal. Your hosts are Matt ‘After tonight, is it a plus one’ Striker and Maryse.
Matt Striker is in on the stage and he welcomes everyone to NXT. He brings out Maryse and Regal and Todd wonder what her decision is. Matt asks Maryse the big question. Maryse tell Matt to look at her. Nobody tell her what to do. She had lot of millionaires before Ted DiBiase and she can have a lot of millionaire after Ted DiBiase. If she has to choose the show or Ted, she chooses NXT.
It is time to bring out the rookies.
Todd sees Bryon’s ‘Saxout’ t-shirt and thinks it has to do with playing the saxophone.
Titus O’Neill has 9 points, Darren Young has 7 points, and Byron Saxton has 4 points. The other three rookies are looking for their first points.
This challenge is the Power of the Punch challenge and the highest score wins 4 points.
Regal wonders if he gets royalties from the phrase ‘power of the punch’.
Byron Saxton goes first and his total is 649.
Maryse tells Jacob that he can do better and please be a man. Jacob whiffs and he gets a 456.
Matt points out that William Regal would not be proud of Jacob.
Darren Young is next and his total is 469.
Maryse and Todd both say that they could do better than some of the rookies.
Conor O’Brian is next and his total is 770.
Titus O’Neill is next and his score is 801 and he is in the lead.
There is only one man left and it is Lucky Cannon. Lucky does not take his robe off and he tells Matt that he is above this. He says that he is not here to play games, he is here to win championships.
Lucky gets disqualified and that means that your winner is Titus O’Neill and he now has 13 Redemption Points.
Lucky takes the mic from Matt and he says that this show is about him. He tells Maryse that she needs a man on her level and he says that he is that person.
Yoshi Tatsu comes out and Lucky wants to know what is wrong with him and he wonders if Ted knocked some sense into his skull. Lucky suggests that since he is main event talent, why not main event NXT tonight.
Yoshi accepts the challenge and then Lucky invites Maryse to watch from ringside.
It is time to take a look at the movie That’s What I Am featuring Randy Orton.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Did You Know that over 26,000 autographs were signed during Wrestlemania week.
We see footage from last week when Titus O’Neill and Hornswoggle defeated Darren Young and Chavo Guerrero.
Darren asks Hornswoggle if he lost his mind because he is an NXT superstar. He says that all Hornswoggle is is a bootleg leprechaun. The ring is made for full sized athletes, not pint sized jokes. Chavo tells Darren to calm down.
Match Number One: Titus O”Neill with Hornswoggle versus Darren Young with Chavo Guerrero
They lock up and O’Neill sends Darren to the mat. Titus backs Darren into the corner but Darren with kicks and forearms followed by a snap mare and leg drop. Young with a chop to the chest followed by a near fall. Young with a reverse chin lock. Young with a knee drop but O’Neill with punches but Young with a back elbow for a near fall. Young with a cravate on Titus.
Titus backs Darren into the corner and Titus with punches and a European uppercut followed by a clothesline. Titus barks followed by a flying clothesline. Darren sends Titus into the turnbuckles and then he kicks and punches him. Chavo tells Darren to focus on Titus and not Hornswoggle. Darren tries to kick Hornswoggle but he moves out of the way. O’Neill takes advantage and gets the three count with a rollup.
Winner: Titus O’Neill
After the match, Young attacks Titus and hits a gutbuster from a fireman’s carry position. Chavo tells Darren to ignore Hornswoggle but Darren grabs Hornswoggle. Chavo tells Darren to listen to him and not bother with Hornswoggle because his problem is with Titus. Chavo tells Darren to let him go and he does.
We go to commercial.
We are back and JTG comes out and then we look at the bet between JTG and Vladimir Kozlov last week.
JTG is in the ring and he introduces his rookie ‘Head Crack Novak aka Mr Redemption; Jacob comes out to the ring and he looks like a white version of Shad Gaspard. The crowd is shocked at the new look Jacob Novak.
Jacob tells JTG that he feels like there are a lot more pros in WWE who could make him a star. With him, it has been five weeks and he hasn’t earned a single redemption point. Jacob says that he doesn’t even like the Yankees. He says that he knows how people feel about him and he knows how Mr. Regal feels about him too. Jacob says that he knows that if Regal had time with him, he could make him a star. Jacob asks Regal what he thinks.
Regal does not respond and then Novak says that he has been doing a lot of talking and now he will show Regal what it means to be a star.
Regal says that the last thing that Novak wants him to do is get into that ring and turn him into a bloody vegetable.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Jacob Novak with JTG versus Byron Saxton with Yoshi Tatsu
Saxton blocks a kick and then he hits a back elbow and then he takes Novak’s bandana and he hits a side Russian leg sweep. Saxton clotheslines Novak over the top rope to the floor. Saxton goes to the apron but Novak trips Saxton on the apron. Novak gets a near fall on Saxton and then he kicks Saxton in the ribs. Novak drops Saxton on the top rope and he gets a near fall.
Novak with a knee to the midsection or two and he gets a near fall. Novak with a body scissors and Saxton tries to escape and he does with an elbow. Novak with a head butt to the midsection. Saxton with a leaping flatline followed by a running forearm. Saxton with a knee and bulldog for a near fall.
Novak with punches but Saxton runs Novak into the turnbuckles. Saxton punches Novak from the turnbuckles but Novak pushes Saxton off and Saxton hits the ropes. Novak with a few kicks for the three count.
Winner: Jacob Novak
We go to commercial.
We are back and William Regal comments on Edge’s sudden announcement of his retirement. We go back to Monday night for Edge’s announcement.
We are back and Maryse joins the announce table and she kisses Todd.
Match Number Three: Lucky Cannon versus Yoshi Tatsu
Lucky has something to say to Yoshi and then he pie faces Lucky. Yoshi with a chop but Yoshi is sent into the ropes and Lucky kicks him. Lucky with a neck breaker or two and he gets a near fall. Lucky with a figure four head scissors and he uses the ropes for extra leverage. Lucky with a kick to the head.
Lucky with a snap mare and then he kicks Yoshi in the head. Yoshi is sent to the floor and Lucky goes after him and Lucky tells Maryse to choose him and not the chump. Lucky punches the chump a few times. Yoshi sends Lucky into the ring post and then they return to the ring.
Yoshi drops Lucky on the top rope and then Yoshi with chops followed by a series of kicks. Lucky sends Yoshi to the apron but Yoshi with a kick to the head and then Yoshi goes up top for the spinning heel kick and he gets the three count.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu
After the match, Maryse goes into the ring and she tells Lucky that he was not Lucky. Then she kisses Yoshi and Yoshi acts like he won the lottery.
Kurt Angle says he is staying with TNA Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 04/12/2011 at 08:04 PM
Kurt Angle posted the following on his Twitter account @anglefoods1:
"To all my Fans @ Friends, I'm signing a new deal with TNA. We r working out the Kinks but I'm staying. So please tune in every thurs night. I gave it much thought,TNA is the Underdog.I feel I can Help Them go to the next Level.WWE is the top CO. But being the Face of TNA is Great. TNA has so much potential. I Believe in TNA. I Love Dixie Carter and I am staying. TNA wants to help me into Movies and Anglefoods. TNA is IT."
Numerous current and former WWE stars commented on Edge's retirement via Twitter.
Hulk Hogan: "if any of the guys like me, Flair, Hardy, Andre, AA, Blanchard, orndoff, Henning would have listened to doctors we would have quit15yrsago, but I don't know Edges working environment because they are a media company not a wrestling company. HH wrestlers work hurt!"
"What about Foley! I bet EDGE still wants to keep wrestling,he's one of the boys big time!!! HH"
"my take is with a unfixable neck injury it's over ,but he's one of the boys and it will be hard to keep him down,he's 4life HH"
After receiving criticism for his remarks, Hogan clarified his opinion.
"I'm not saying anything bad about Edge but he's a real wrestler,Stone Cold and Cena had neck surgery and u couldn't stop em,Or Edge it's in Edges blood,he lives for this business he's a real wrestler,he a lifer,he's one of the real boys,he's hard to hold down,that's all. HH"
Eric Bischoff: "Best of luck to Edge. Class guy and a great talent. He will find success in anything he pursues."
Taz: "Edge, 1 of the GREAT guys in the biz. Awesone talent & awesome guy! I live the numbness in arms due to neck issues also, scary.Be well bro."
Eve Torres: "An emotional night for sure. #ThankYouEdge. One of the most creative, hard working, passionate, & helpful men in the WWE. We'll miss you!"
Melina, in response to the reaction backstage: "everyone was sad. I know I'm being selfish for Wanting my Fav wrestlers to stay but I'm happy for them 4 leaving on their terms. Leaving such a great mark that we were able to witness.
It is an honor to know him. He has done so much. He has been there for many young talent. I wish him great happiness and well being. But I will keep hoping he'll be back."
- Vince McMahon was said to be furious at Sin Cara's botched entrance on RAW last week when he attacked Sheamus. When the botch happened on RAW last night, there were guys watching monitors in the back that were joking around that "that was it" for Cara and Primo would probably be fired out of spite.
Matt Hardy, JR and Others on Edge's Retirement Posted by Amish Patel on 04/12/2011 at 07:29 AM
- Several WWE Superstars, Divas and former stars have took to Twitter and commented on Edge retiring. Here are some comments:
Yoshi Tatsu: "I can't believe it. I'm very sad. But thank you very much Edge."
Eve Torres: "An emotional night for sure. #ThankYouEdge. One of the most creative, hard working, passionate, & helpful men in the WWE. We'll miss you!"
Gail Kim: "Thank u Edge for everything u have given to the business and ur friendship. We r sad 2 c u go but grateful 4 ur health.also can't wait 2 c christian induct u to the HOF."
Wade Barrett: "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Edge. A great career and a great human being."
Howard Finkel: "Thank you Edge for everything that you gave and meant to this industry, and personally speaking, thank you for your friendship!"
Mick Foley: "A sad day for wrestling, but what an amazing career for Edge. I was so fortunate to have been his opponent, his partner, his friend."
Joey Styles: "In wrestling you make many acquaintances and few friends. Edge is a friend. My friend, seeing you was always a pleasure and never a chore."
Michelle McCool: "Didn't catch raw but heard about most important part. I love you Edger! Thank you all you've given to a biz I have always loved! Mad respect goes out to all you've done not only for your fans, but for us as well. I am so blessed to call u a friend! Thx for always helping me! Ily."
Kelly Kelly: "Thank you Adam for everything.. you've been such a great friend your an amazing person, n inspiration and I had the honor of working with u!"
Jim Ross: "Edge will always be one of my favorites. I'm so grateful I was in a role to help him launch his wwe dream. Dreams do come true. Edge=HOF!"
Vickie Guerrero: "I'm so sad to see Edge leave...I'm honored I got to learn so much from him. He will be missed."
Matt Hardy: "Heard Adam is retiring because of physical issues that won't allow him to safely continue wrestling. He'll be missed, we've certainly had our fair share of issues.. Both good and bad. But I tip my hat to Edge who is one of the greatest I've ever been in the ring with. Adam resides in NC now-sure I'll run into him down the road. Glad that him & I are in a good place. We came in as friends, & went out that way."
Kevin Nash: "the loss of Edge is a sad day 4 the WWE great in ring,but such a special guy out,he still has years left to give."
It looks like Awesome Kong is coming to the RAW brand as a vignette aired on tonight's show before the Divas Title match. The promo showed Kong's arm and part of her head. She thumped the head off of a blonde baby doll and laughed.
•Brie Bella def. Divas Champion Eve •Sin Cara def. Primo •The Corre def. "The Apple" •Jerry Lawler def. Jack Swagger •Five-Man Gauntlet Match ended with John Cena and R-Truth in a Double Disqualification
Raw results: Unwelcome additions By: Greg Adkins April 11, 2011 Tags: Raw: April 11, 2011 BRIDGEPORT, Connecticut – On an emotional evening for the WWE Universe, the WWE Champion's plans proved too clever by half, the former Divas Champion appeared to see double and the Rated-R Superstar offered up one heartfelt farewell address.
Five-Man Gauntlet Match ended with R-Truth and John Cena in a Double Disqualification; Extreme Rules match arranged (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | EXCLUSIVE | PHOTOS) Five Superstars. One opportunity. The math added up to one grueling Five-Man Gauntlet Match as John Cena, R-Truth, John Morrison, Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton vied for the opportunity to compete against WWE Champion The Miz at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
First up in the random selection, Randy Orton and Dolph Ziggler squared off. During their match, members of The New Nexus, sans CM Punk, distracted The Viper long enough for Ziggler to wrap up a pin. Afterward, the men who had each been punted in the skull by Orton, lashed his beaten frame with a vengeful ferocity.
Entering next, R-Truth showed the bleach blond bomber what was up by eliminating him in fourth place. Truth’s former tag team partner, John Morrison, then jumped into the action. Leveraging his familiarity with The Shaman of Sexy, the rapping Superstar overcame the athletic assault.
Finally, it was John Cena’s turn. The Cenation Commander-in-Chief set aside his friendship with Truth and assailed him with a barrage of heavy hits. To his credit, though, Truth held steady, unwilling to relinquish the golden opportunity before him. As the two traded blows, however, they were attacked by WWE Champion The Miz and his lackey, Alex Riley, leading to a double disqualification.
Although the WWE Champion claimed there was no No. 1 contender, the Raw General Manager had other ideas. The anonymous GM announced that there were now two No. 1 contenders for the WWE Championship and that the match at Extreme Rules would be a Triple Threat Match between WWE Champion The Miz, Truth and Cena. Afterward, The Cenation Commander-in-Chief punished Riley, and Truth tackled Miz. Then the rapping Superstar and Cena found themselves in a shoving match before Truth exited the ring.
World Heavyweight Champion Edge announced his retirement (WATCH | PHOTOS) The illustrious career of 11-time World Champion Edge has come to an end. The Rated-R Superstar told the WWE Universe that, due to injury, he can no longer compete in the ring and will retire from competition.
After more than 13 years, The Ultimate Opportunist went out on top as the reigning World Heavyweight Champion – and offered an emotional farewell to his legion of admirers and fellow Superstars.
Jerry “The King” Lawler def. Jack Swagger; Extreme Rules match announced (WATCH | PHOTOS) Michael Cole is the only undefeated Superstar on the WWE roster. Crazy? You bet. The “rat bastard” broadcaster’s perfect record of 1-0 will be on the line again, however, when he teams with Jack Swagger against Jerry “The King” Lawler & Jim Ross in a tag team match at Extreme Rules.
Lawler was allowed to name the match after defeating The All-American American in singles competition. As he and Swagger faced off, Good Ol’ J.R. and Cole looked on from their respective corners. Ross assisted his longtime friend with a well-timed distraction, allowing King to win, and prompting Cole to slap Swagger. As the cowardly announcer scurried off, his WWE Hall of Famer rival gleefully dropped his Extreme Rules bombshell.
The Corre def. “The Apple” (WATCH | PHOTOS) Santino Marella enlisted three Superstar allies to exploit emerging cracks in The Corre once and for all. The Italian introduced “The Apple,” or Allied People Powered by Loathing Everything (The Corre stands for), consisting of Daniel Bryan, Mark Henry & Evan Bourne.
Unfortunately for the newly formed foursome, The Corre took a bite out of their alliance, overcoming their differences to suppress The Apple onslaught.
Sin Cara def. Primo (WATCH | PHOTOS) A week after wowing the WWE Universe with a high-altitude debut, Sin Cara cemented his international celebrity status with an impressive victory over Primo. During the high-flying bout, his Puerto Rican opponent used some pretty punishing chops. The masked Superstar, however, flipped the script on Primo and nailed him with one last inspired aerial from atop the turnbuckle.
Brie Bella def. Divas Champion Eve (WATCH | PHOTOS) In Italian, Bella means “beautiful.” In WWE, though, it’s come to mean something downright ugly. In her match against Divas Champion Eve, Brie Bella resorted to lowdown trickery to capture the Butterfly Title. After she and her sister, Nikki, failed to capitalize with “Twin Magic,” Brie took advantage when her twin nonetheless distracted Eve long enough for her to pin the lovely Latina.
Five-Man Gauntlet Match arranged There’s no shortage of ambition in WWE. When John Cena expressed interest in battling WWE Champion The Miz again for another opportunity at the title, four other Superstars quickly joined the chorus, including Randy Orton, John Morrison, Dolph Ziggler and R-Truth.
Each man made their case for a title opportunity, until the anonymous Raw General Manager intervened. The GM debuted a new concept, a Five-Man Gauntlet Match, initially pitting two randomly selected Superstars and allowing the winner to continue on to face the next random opponent. The Superstar who can go the distance would become the No. 1 contender for the WWE Championship and will face The Miz at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
Hulk Hogan has been posting pictures on Twitter, showing off his back rehab process. Hogan has been working out a lot and it appears as if his back surgeries have been a success as he looks better than he has in quite some time.
-- While there is no confirmation just yet, it is possible that Hogan will be returning to the ring later this year. TNA has been hinting at an Anderson vs. Hogan feud.
Indy promotion blasts Scott Hall over incident Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 04/11/2011 at 10:43 AM
Top Rope Promotions owner Steve Ricard sent out this statement regarding the Scott Hall incident:
Top Rope Promotions has been holding family oriented wrestling shows for 30 years now, and on our 30th Anniversary event, we brought in one of the biggest names in pro wrestling, Scott Hall (aka Razor Ramon).
We drew a packed house and a good majority of them were there to see Hall. Hall and his people down in FL had all claimed he was clean and good to go. His flight and hotel were pre paid, and his appearance fee was demanded upon arrival at the airport (which he asked for within 3 min of being picked up).
Hall had arrived in a wheel chair with 3 bottles of prescription pills in his posession. Hall had performed an interview with our local newspaper The Herald News around 6 PM on Thursday night, saying how much he was looking forward to coming to the show, and how he was clean. Less then 24 hrs later, he showed up in the state he was in, demanding his appearance fee. Right off the bat, we were in a bad situation.
Having Hall at the building, already pre paid with his appearance fee, hotel, flight, etc. He even harassed my driver in the process. Hall was persistent to appear on the show. His heart was in the right place, unfortunately I can't say the same about his mind or his body.
Throughout the night he made threats to numerous members of my staff, as well as myself demanding more money, demanding to go to the ring when he wanted to etc. He was also threatening to kill me if I "screwed" him over. I'm 31 years old and I should be in no circumstances, babysitting someone in there 50's. Hall made at best, an embarrassing performance in the ring and for the fans who came to see him, trashing matches that were on the show before him and addressing the crowd as if we were in England.
Neither Hall, nor anyone who helped line up the date, or any of his close friends or agents have called to apologize or offer a refund for his "less then stellar" appearance. He showed his true colors and who he was this past Friday night. If he's upset that we're airing a stream of this atrocious appearance, maybe he should issue an apology to the fans, the promotion, and the workers of the company. One would only assume that no one that night got what they paid for, myself included.
■Lt. Loco defeated Juventud Guerrera to retain the WCW Cruiserweight Championship (12:09) ■Big Vito defeated Norman Smiley and Ralphus in a Handicap match to retain the WCW Hardcore Championship (5:55) ■Daffney (with Crowbar) defeated Ms. Hancock (with David Flair) in a Wedding Gown match (4:16) ■KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clark) defeated The Perfect Event (Shawn Stasiak and Chuck Palumbo) to win the WCW World Tag Team Championship (13:36) ■Kanyon defeated Booker T (10:05) ■Mike Awesome defeated WCW United States Champion Scott Steiner by disqualification (9:11) ■Vampiro defeated The KISS Demon in a Graveyard match (6:40) ■Shane Douglas defeated Buff Bagwell (7:54) ■Hulk Hogan defeated WCW World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett (1:19) ■Goldberg defeated Kevin Nash (5:28) ■Booker T defeated Jeff Jarrett to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship (13:40)
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