TONIGHT, May 15, TNA Wrestling presents "Sacrifice" live on Pay-Per-View and online at TNAOnDemand.com from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Below is a preview of the matches that will take place on this must see show:
Sting and his hand picked opponent RVD, collide for the biggest prize in TNA - the World Heavyweight Championship!
Kurt Angle shocked the world by announcing Chyna as his tag team partner. This historic event marks the first time Chyna has been in a wrestling ring in close to a decade and she is looking better and stronger then ever!
Years ago, Chris Harris and James Storm were partners, winning the TNA Tag Team Championship on six different occasions. What will happen when Harris and Storm step inside the ring and go face-to-face for the first time in nearly four years?
Other Matches at Sacrifice Include:
TNA Knockout Championship Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James
Melina Posts Injury Update On John Morrison Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/14/2011 at 03:07 PM
Melina posted a blog on her official website, RealMelina.com, updating fans on John Morrison after he underwent surgery to correct a pinched nerve in his neck.
"The first week after surgery is the most painful," she wrote. "He hates not helping out and carrying his own weight. He stubbornly tries to do little things and I understand that I can't baby him but I worry. I want to do everything for him so he can just rest.
"I have taken him on mini walks so he can get out of the house… he can't stay out for very long because he starts to ache. I wish I could do more. During the day he has to sit, but he can’t sit for long because his neck starts to hurt… then he can't stand for too long either because the same thing happens. His body gets tired because its hard for him to rest. At night he wakes up every few hours and gets out of bed because his neck is sore. For some reason he thinks I sleep through him bumping into stuff in the dark, on his way to the kitchen. He says coconut gelato is the only thing that makes his neck feel better at 5am. Bless his heart."
She continued, "I hate to see him in pain. He won’t tell me a lot of the times but you can just see it. It breaks my heart because he’s my Honey, but he always tries to smile. I admire him for being so positive, being strong and making me laugh. I wouldn’t blame him if he just vegged and sulked a bit… but instead he keeps his chin up and Smiles… even if it hurts."
UPDATE: On Saturday night, Karen Jarrett posted the following photo of her injured ankle via her Twitter account with the message "My poor ankle!!!". For more on this breaking news, visit IMPACTwrestling.com
News: Karen Jarrett Claims Injury After Fall, Status For Sunday's PPV Uncertain
On Friday afternoon, Karen Jarrett claimed via her Twitter account that she had suffered a "bad fall" and was having trouble walking. Then, on Saturday, Karen posted that "Due to my fall, not sure I will be up to having a match on Sunday at the PPV".
On Sunday night at the Sacrifice Pay-Per-View event, The Jarretts are scheduled to compete in a mixed-tag team match against Kurt Angle and Chyna, who makes her in-ring wrestling return. Kurt hopes to get final revenge against his longtime enemy in Jeff Jarrett, and he also brought in Chyna to battle his former wife Karen.
TNA officials have stated that they are still trying to gather information about Karen's fall, and as of Saturday afternoon she is still being promoted for the match. Her travel itinerary to Orlando for the PPV has not yet been changed.
You can read her Twitter posts below:
(Friday morning) karenjarrett: Can't stop thinking about Sunday's PPV...UGH...going shopping...always makes me feel better!
(Friday afternoon) karenjarrett: Had a bad fall today!!! :( can't hardly walk!!!
(Saturday afternoon) karenjarrett: Due to my fall, not sure I will be up to having a match on Sunday at the PPV....
We have been unable to get in contact with Karen to determine the extent of her injury, or how it occurred. Jeff Jarrett has been traveling with this weekend's TNA Live Events, and instead of commenting on her injury, he blasted Kurt Angle via his Twitter for putting Karen - the mother of Angle's children - in harm's way:
JeffJarrettTNA: People continue to make conscious, yet very reckless, decisions about people's future, but they have no regard for the consequences of them.
For more on this developing news, tune into Sacrifice on Sunday night on Pay-Per-View and online at TNAOnDemand.com….
•Sin Cara def. Daniel Bryan •Kane def. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett by Disqualification •Cody Rhodes def. Ted DiBiase •World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton & Christian def. Sheamus & Mark Henry SmackDown results: Onward Christian soldier By: Michael Burdick May 13, 2011 Tags: SmackDown: May 13, 2011
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – One week after losing the World Heavyweight Championship in a hard-fought battle against Randy Orton, Christian aligned himself with the new champion to overcome Mark Henry and Sheamus. However, while the SmackDown elite momentarily shared the cup of glory, anticipation over their epic rematch at WWE Over the Limit was already building to a fever pitch. (Preview)
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton & Christian def. Sheamus & Mark Henry (WATCH | PHOTOS) On the same night that the World Heavyweight Championship rematch between Randy Orton and Christian at WWE Over the Limit was announced, the two Superstars found themselves working together in an explosive tag team main event. And as The Viper delivered a devastating RKO to Mark Henry, Captain Charisma hit the Killswitch on Sheamus for the victory.
Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett challenged Ezekiel Jackson to a match at WWE Over the Limit (WATCH) After The Corre’s massive assault on Ezekiel Jackson for the second week in a row, Wade Barrett poked his stick at the self-professed "The Personification of Domination" with an Intercontinental Title challenge. Cody Rhodes def. Ted DiBiase (WATCH | PHOTOS) Carrying the burden of his deep emotional scars, Cody Rhodes urged the WWE Universe – and even his former Legacy ally Ted DiBiase – to hide their faces with paper bags. Despite an ultra-competitive effort by the priceless Superstar, his bitter opponent ultimately reigned supreme with the Cross Rhodes.
Jinder Mahal slapped The Great Khali (WATCH | PHOTOS) Newcomer Jinder Mahal interrupted "The Khali Kiss Cam," stunning the WWE Universe by slapping The Punjabi Nightmare twice before walking away. Kane def. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) Just when it looked as if Kane had overcome distractions by The Corre and was set to chokeslam Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater attacked. After giving The Big Red Monster the win by disqualification, his adversaries used their overwhelming numbers to take him down.
Moments later – one week after getting forcefully "excommunicated" from The Corre – Ezekiel Jackson exploded to the ring, delivering a major onslaught on his former allies before once again succumbing to their 3-on-1 assault. The punishment he endured culminated with Gabriel's 450 Splash.
Michael Cole fed an injured Layla to Kharma (WATCH | PHOTOS) Layla informed the WWE Universe that during her match with Michelle McCool at Extreme Rules, she sustained a serious knee injury.
Following Michael Cole's interruption – which he used to talk about his rematch with Jerry Lawler at WWE Over the Limit – the mesmerizing Kharma emerged. Cole proceeded to trip Layla, allowing the monstrous anti-Diva to drive her to the canvas with absolute force. When Kharma focused her attention to the cocky announcer-turned-competitor, however, Cole quickly scrambled back to the safety of his glass fortress. Sin Cara def. Daniel Bryan (WATCH | PHOTOS) Before Sin Cara's match with Daniel Bryan could begin, Chavo Guerrero took it upon himself to introduce the newly-drafted masked Superstar as "following in his footsteps." Joining the SmackDown announce team, he repeatedly referred to himself Sin Cara's "mentor."
But, after the high-flyer realized that his win over Bryan came – at least in part – because of a Guerrero distraction, a frustrated Sin Cara confronted the self-proclaimed "Mexican Warrior." After Guerrero stuck his finger in his chest, the explosive grappler shoved him to the canvas.
Christian geared up to face World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton (WATCH | PHOTOS) One week after his career-long dream of being the World Heavyweight Champion was destroyed by a sudden title match with Randy Orton, Christian emerged. He stated to the WWE Universe that he respected GM Theodore Long's decision to make their World Title Match, congratulated WWE's Apex Predator on winning the title and made it clear that that their rematch at WWE Over the Limit will have a completely different outcome.
When Sheamus and Mark Henry both emerged and attacked Captain Charisma, Orton entered to even the odds, later stating that he wanted to face a 100 percent Christian at the fateful pay-per-view in nine days.
- The Sin Cara vs. Chavo Guerrero matches at WWE live events have been getting rave reviews internally. It was noted that Cara works well with Guerrero and that Chavo "is still an asset" when not being used in comedic roles.
- Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder reunited on last night's episode of WWE Superstars. Hawkins came out and helped Ryder get a win over Vladimir Kozlov. After the win, the former Major Brothers, celebrated together. They wrote the following on Twitter:
Ryder: "The Broskis Are Back @TheCurtHawkins & @ZackRyder WWWYKI"
Hawkins: "Thanks for the support, it's just the beginning & we'll need all your help. I like #MajorBroskis but Broskis of Destruction made me laugh."
Kurt Angle on TNA Being Perceived as WWE-Lite Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/13/2011 at 08:05 PM
Recap of Kurt Angle's appearance on the Busted Open satellite radio show on Sirius 92 and XM 207.
On the name change to Impact Wrestling. Is TNA gone?: “Gone, yeah. Impact Wrestling is the new name of the company. I personally believe in it because when it comes down to it, you can’t take the word wrestling out of pro wrestling. Any storyline, or any feud...when you do that, it’s entertainment and you’re doing the storylines, but where does it ultimately end up? In the wrestling ring. At the PPV, the payoff. So how can you take wrestling out of pro wrestling….you can’t. That’s what they (the fans) buy tickets for. They buy tickets to watch guys wrestle. Not to be actors and entertain us. They pay to watch great wrestling."
When followed up with the point that Vince McMahon might disagree with Angle’s opinion: "Hey, you know what, it’s a boost for us. If he wants to go that way, we’ll go the other way."
On Hulk Hogan and the perception that TNA has become ‘WWE-lite’: “Yes, I believe when we brought in Hulk Hogan, and I will say this from the bottom of my heart, I love Hulk Hogan. He is a great addition to our company. But he too realizes that it can’t be 'total nonstop talk'. We have a lot of characters on the show that don’t wrestle. Some that wrestle every once in awhile, but really ultimately you’re talking about Dixie Carter being on the show sometimes. You got Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, Ric Flair, Mick Foley. I mean I’m just naming a few that don’t wrestle and they’re on the show all the time. You start seeing a little too much talking and not enough wrestling. We are now in the process of going to more wrestling.
"Beer Money matches with Motor City Machine Guns. You couldn’t beat that. My matches with A.J. Styles... you can’t beat that. Those are the kinds of things I’ve talked to Dixie Carter personally about. I said I would rather give the fans great matches on TV, incredible five stars matches, right now, even if our pay-per-views suffer. I rather do that now and get our ratings up, and then work on our pay-per-views, then try to get pay-per-views now and have our ratings stay down. It’s better to have wrestling on the shows because it’s different. It’s not like the other company.”
On Chyna’s debut: “She looked good. She looked healthy too. You know what, even though we only had 1,400 people there, the response that just came from those fans sent a big message to Hulk Hogan and Dixie Carter, and myself as well, that Chyna will always be a huge name. It was cool because when they introduced her…people were like ‘holy, no way. Chyna. She’s coming. Oh my God,’ and then she came out and she looked good. It was like, she is back. It was one of the feel-good moments for Impact Wrestling.
"I mean, Chyna is going to cause a ruckus in Impact Wrestling. I hope they have her wrestle the guys. Impact Wrestling is very pro-women as far as women wresting women. I remember when Awesome Kong (Kharma) came in and I told Jeff Jarrett I want to wrestle her right now. Let me put me over. He’s like ‘no, she’s going with women’. I believe Chyna should go with the guys eventually."
- Mick Foley, who was revealed as the Network Consultant tonight on Spike TV, announced during the telecast that show is being renamed iMPACT! Wrestling. He added that it's a show "about wrestling."
To reflect the name change, TNA Wrestling re-designed their official website with new graphics and the tagline, "Wrestling Matters Here." The domain name ImpactWrestling.com was also activated, although it redirects to TNAWrestling.com.
T-Shirts featuring the Impact Wrestling logo are now available via ShopTNA.com.
Below are the complete taping result for the May 12th edition of TNA Impact:
The Jarretts come out and offer a truce to Kurt Angle as Jeff doesn't want her to be put in harm's way at the Sacrifice PPV on Sunday. The crowd is chanting for Angle. Karen says that Kurt's been hurt too many times and now that's made him believe that she's out to get him. She says they have a restraining order out for his own well being and asks Angle to come out. Kurt comes out and says he can't believe he stayed married to her. Angle announces a mixed tag match between himself & "his business partner" against the Jarretts for the PPV. He says that Jarrett knows who she is and she's real, damn real.
*Mickie James & Miss Tessmacher defeated Madison Rayne & Tara.
*Beer Money cut a promo and pretty much intimate that they are waiting for Matt Hardy to call Jeff Hardy to face them at Sacrifice without using Jeff's name. Matt comes out and says they showed guts when they dared call out Hulk Hogan, but they still make him sick and are worthless. Matt says he and Jeff Hardy were raised to be champions and he and his partner are going to take the belts at Sacrifice. But, his partner isn't Jeff Hardy. Out comes, I swear to God, Chris Harris. It's Harris and Hardy vs. Beer Money.
*Sangriento pinned Suicide.
*Eric Bischoff, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair come out immediately after the match. Flair kicks Suicide low. Hogan says that he runs the show and he's tired of waiting. He wants to know who is running games for the network right now or else. Out comes Mick Foley. Foley said that Hulk may have conned his way into the company and they might think that they were the smartest men in wrestling, but now things are going to start to unravel. He said that on 3/3, Jeff Hardy was the champ but then the Network saw what what happening and brought Sting back to TNA and now he's the champion. Foley said that Hogan won't be able to ruin this show and more because this show is called "Impact Wrestling" because it's supposed to be about wrestling. He announces a Battle Royal to determine the number one contender to the TNA title and then says he'd like to introduce Kurt Angle's partner at Sacrifice. A video appears, eventually spelling the word Chyna and she comes out on the stage with Foley. She got, seriously, a MONSTER pop. Everyone chanted her name.
*Crimson defeated Abyss and Samoa Joe. Abyss attacked Crimson and left him laying.
*Mr. Anderson wins the Battle Royal. Chyna ran out and tossed out Jarrett. She went after Karen but Jeff saved her and they ran away. Dreamer got tossed by Bully Ray even though they are now partners. Steiner and Morgan eliminated each other. Hardy and Beer Money eliminated each other. In the end, Anderson tossed Ray out.
Batista-WWE Update Posted by Dave Mitchell on 05/11/2011 at 06:23 PM
(Partial Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)
- As we recently reported, plans for former WWE superstar Dave Batista to make his professional MMA debut for the Strikeforce promotion fell through when the company was purchased by UFC earlier this year. With Batista's MMA career still not off the ground yet, there has been speculation as to whether a return to WWE would be in the cards for him.
According to a reliable source, WWE's creative team does still talk about Batista and how he would fit into current and future storylines. No matter what happens with Batista doing mixed martial arts, the general feeling is that he has not wrestled his final match in a WWE ring.
Austin comments on rumors he will wrestle again Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 05/11/2011 at 04:03 PM
Credit: The UK Sun
During a recent interview with the UK Sun, WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin put rumors of a possible return to wrestling to rest and has insisted that he has no intention of getting back into the ring as an active wrestler.
Ever since he became involved with the revamped WWE Tough Enough, rumors were abound that Austin would be rejoining WWE as a wrestler again due to his involvement with the show. Here is what Austin had to say:
"I'm happy being gone and out of the business to the degree I am, that's why the Tough Enough thing was such a great opportunity between my other projects. I can be as hands-on and as close as I want to be. I'm not attempting to come back and I have a load of memories from a business I love."
"I got up there and took some bumps with one of the contestants and worked around with one of the guys and I had fun getting in the ring and bouncing around again."
"But it doesn't mean I want to go and do it again on a night in, night out basis."
Austin has also stated that he will continue to focus on his acting career.
- With Hulk Hogan currently training for a possible return to the ring later this year, word out of the TNA locker room is that Hogan is looking to wrestle Sting in the main event of TNA's biggest show of the year - Bound For Glory, later this year.
While a Hulk Hogan vs. Sting match is still a match some fans would pay to see again - it all depends on whether Hogan is physically able to work a match after undergoing more than a half dozen back surgeries in the past year or so.
WWE NXT Results (5/10/11) - William Regal Teaches Jacob Novak A Lesson Written by Brooks Oglesby on May 10, 2011 - 10:50:04 PM
WWE NXT Results - 5/10/2011
-It's time for the tenth week of NXT Redemption! The opening titles roll, and commentators William Regal and Todd Grisham welcome us from Nashville, Tennessee. It's William Regal's birthday today, and he will be in action tonight against Jacob Novak. Matt Striker is in the ring, and welcomes his co-host Maryse out to the ring. We get a recap of Kharma's attack on Maryse, and she then addresses the crowd. Maryse assures the crowd that she's doing fine.
With that said, out come the rookies. The pros (except for Hornswoggle, who is missing) are seated at their position on the stage and the rookies line up outside the ring. Striker announces that the first elimination will take place next week.
With that said, it's time for our first challenge of the night.
Challenge #1: King Of The Hill
-Each rookie must run to the ring, get a flag, run back and blow a horn in the ring. The rookie with the fastest time will win.
-Conor and Novak go through the ring while the other rookies run around the ring. Titus gets the flag first, pushes Conor out of the way, and gets to the ring first. Darren is close behind, but Titus blows the horn first and wins this very quick challenge.
Winner: Titus O'Neil, who wins 6 redemption points.
-Titus says to cut his music and says that Hornswoggle isn't on the stage. He doesn't know where he is. He asks Grisham where he is, and he asks Darren Young angrily where he is. Titus says that Darren's had issues with him all season, and he'll get answers out of Darren tonight, even if he has to beat them out of him.
Match #1: Titus O'Neil vs. Darren Young
-Chavo Guerrero is on commentary for this match. Titus forces Darren into the corner and asks "Where is he?" He does the same in another corner. He takes Darren down with a stiff shoulder block and hits a lariat which knocks Darren clear out of the ring. Darren says "I'm out of here" and walks down the ramp, but Titus follows him, grabs him, and throws him back into the ring. Titus continues to yell "Where is he?" as he continually beats Darren in the corner. Eventually Darren counters with a big boot and tries to keep Titus down with attacks to Titus' arm. Darren applies a side armbar to keep him grounded, but Titus picks him up and sidewalk slams him for a two-count. Titus whips Darren into the corner and charges him, but Darren moves out of the way. Darren starts slapping the arm and head of Titus before applying a modified wristlock on the seated Titus. Darren breaks the hold and hits a snapmare. Darren drops a few forearms for a two-count. Darren applies yet another version of an armlock, which Titus counters into an reverse electric chair drop. Titus hits a European uppercut and whips Darren. He then hits a powerslam on Darren for a two-count. Titus yells "Let's go, people!" and gets the crowd fired up. Titus tries to hit a boot on a reeling Darren, but Darren moves and Titus gets hung up on the second rope. Darren then rolls Titus up and gets the three-count. This is Titus' first loss on NXT, as Darren exits the ring laughing.
Winner: Darren Young
-A backstage segment from earlier today is shown. Conor is shown backstage with Vladimir, both wearing Sambo gear. Vlad is teaching technique, so they both lock up in a grapple. Conor says "this is kinda like dancing!" Vlad says "Dancing?" and drops Conor easily. Conor then tries to take Vlad down, but Vlad doesn't budge and takes Conor down with ease.
-Conor O'Brian makes his way to the ring first with his pro, Vladimir Kozlov. Yoshi's music hits and Yoshi comes out happy as ever, but Byron is all business. The segment of Byron wanting to do NXT on his own last week is shown.
Match #2: Byron Saxton vs. Conor O'Brian
-Conor hits a hip toss on Byron and keeps hold of Saxton's arm. He wrenches Saxton's arm and hits knees to his elbow. He changes it to a hammerlock and goes for a quick pin to no avail. He whips Saxton, who hits a corkscrew elbow. Saxton then applies a wristlock onto Conor, who counters by tripping Saxton. Conor then hits a quick Indian deathlock and continues attacking Saxton's limbs. He applies a quick kneebar as well. Conor then gets a one-count. Byron fights out of the corner and tries to slam Conor's head into the corner, but Conor stops himself and takes out Byron's leg with a kick to the knee. Conor isn't letting Saxton up, continually stomping his legs. Conor tries for a quick pin, then transitions to a strange sharpshooter-esque hold and a spinning toe hold. Saxton fights out and hits his shoulder jawbreaker. Saxton's fired up and hits a number of clotheslines and a bulldog for a two-count. Byron goes to the second rope and hits a flying clothesline for the win.
Winner: Byron Saxton
-Yoshi comes in the ring to celebrate with Saxton, but Saxton gives Yoshi the cold shoulder. Yoshi tries to raise Byron's hand, but Byron rips his hand away. Saxton gets a mic and says "Yoshi, listen. I thought I told you last week. I'm doing this on my own" He says that Yoshi is too distracted with Maryse. He asks if Yoshi doesn't understand him because of the language barrier, but he says "Maybe you're just too stupid to understand," which makes Yoshi get into his face. Byron says that he doesn't want or need Yoshi, and leaves the ring.
-Lucky Cannon is backstage and goes to talk to Maryse. Cannon says he was worried about her after her attack on Kharma. Maryse says he should be worried about the purse he stole last week. Cannon says that he has a surprise for her, so they can be professional friends. Cannon gets a box and lets Maryse open it. Maryse pulls out a brand new purse and says "Oh, wow." Cannon says it's nothing for a girl like her. She's worth every penny. Maryse says that she's willing to put all of their problems behind them. Maryse wishes him luck in the elimination next week and walks off.
-Matt Striker is now taking William Regal's commentary position with Todd Grisham because Regal is in action against Jacob Novak up next. This match actually gets a promo. There's a recap of Regal talking trash about Novak on commentary, and Novak calling Regal out. There's then a recap of Regal's match with JTG last week, which ended in Novak's interference. That match is up next.
-We are reminded that voting for the first elimination will open tomorrow at noon. JTG and Novak come out first, and JTG says that Novak is a future WWE Superstar. He says that his rookie and his boy represents strength, skill, and style. He has style, something that Nashville lacks. JTG then insults the Nashville music scene. William Regal then comes to the ring with a smirk on his face.
Match #3: William Regal vs. Jacob Novak
-The two stare down, trotting around the ring, before Regal locks in a headlock. Novak reverses into a headlock of his own. Regal whips Novak and sends him flying over the top rope. JTG runs over and tells JTG to get up, but Regal stomps on JTG's foot from the apron. JTG talks to Novak while Regal waits in the ring. As he gets onto the apron, Regal flips Novak into the ring and pushes him into the corner. He hits some chest chops, then pulls him out, only to whip Novak back into the turnbuckle. Novak counters this time with an elbow, sending Regal out of the ring. The referee holds Novak back, and as the referee is distracted, JTG hits a dropkick on Regal on the outside.
-Novak has Regal reeling in the corner. Novak then hits a splash and gets a one-count. Novak applies a kneeling headlock as a Regal chant starts. Regal gets to his feet and tosses Regal into the corner. Novak stops short and Regal runs into him, sending him reeling. Novak capitalizes with a clothesline. Novak then chokes Regal on the ropes, and when the referee has his back turned, JTG interferes again, hitting Regal in the face. Novak keeps Regal down with a chinlock, but Regal gets up and hits a number of European uppercuts and punches. Regal rubs Novak's face against the ropes and takes him down with a European uppercut. Regal yells "Come on!" to the crowd and tries to hit a suplex, but Novak stops him and throws Regal into the corner, following up with some elbows. The referee breaks it up, so Novak backs up. Novak tries to hit a big boot, but Regal catches his foot and drops Novak on his stomach. Regal then applies his Regal Stretch and gets Novak to tap out.
Winner: William Regal
-JTG looks disappointed and walks with Novak up the ramp. Regal's fired up and yells while walking around the ring, celebrating his birthday and the win to end the show.
-That's it for this week's edition of NXT Redemption. Remember, voting begins Tuesday morning at noon. Thanks for reading.
As noted earlier this evening, Tyson Kidd takes on Trent Baretta on this week's WWE Superstars, filmed tonight before the SmackDown tapings. Kidd came out with his new manager - wrestling legend and WWE creative team member Michael Hayes.
In addition to being advertised for the 6/6 edition of RAW in Richmond, VA to announce the winner of Tough Enough, Steve Austin is being advertised locally for the upcoming 6/13 RAW taping in Long Island, NY.
The 6/13 date is scheduled to be a three-hour episode of RAW.
Vince McMahon Reportedly Furious With TNA Angle Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/10/2011 at 02:35 PM
Outspoken celebrity blogger Perez Hilton posted an article on www.FitPerez.com concerning Chyna's return to the squared circle.
"The Ninth Wonder of The World" debuted for TNA Wrestling at last Tuesday's iMPACT! taping in Orlando, Florida. The former WWE Diva was revealed as Kurt Angle's "mistress" and will be competing in a mixed tag team match with Kurt Angle against Jeff and Karen Jarrett at TNA Sacrifice this Sunday.
According to Hilton, Vince McMahon was considering placing Chyna in the WWE Hall of Fame, but has since dismissed the idea due to her association with the rival promotion. Hilton adds McMahon is furious with her decision to join TNA.
TMZ.com reported last week that Chyna has not signed a contract with TNA Wrestling as she is currently working on a "handshake deal" with a "very, very short leash."
Chyna is off to a good start so far as sources within TNA Wrestling say she exceeded expectations in regards to how she handled herself backstage at the event.
"Chyna was very well liked," said one TNA source. Another source added, "She was great." It was also noted that she has mellowed out.
Chyna made a second wrestling related appearance at last Saturday's "Legends of the Ring" convention in Monroe, New Jersey. She appeared healthy and in good spirits.
WWE Tough Enough Results - May 9th, 2011 Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/09/2011 at 07:12 PM
Welcome back to another edition of Tough Enough.
Luke has arrived back at the house, in good spirits. Jeremiah welcomes him back and everything seems to be fine with him coming back. Christina, on the other hand... Not so much. When she came back nobody seemed ecstatic she was back, especially Ivelisse.
After the opening, everyone is in the training area. They're going through some basic stuff, but tough nonetheless. Eric isn't doing very well, but everyone else seems to be doing fine. Some of them are in the ring doing rolls, but the rest are outside doing basic workout stuff.
The Texas Rattlesnake has entered the ring, and addresses the competitors. He tells them to stay focused. Being focused is the key to doing well in this competition and in the industry.
They are doing some exercises in the ring now. After Jeremiah took mulitple scoop slams, he was told he's done with it. Immediately after that, he goes to the other side of the gym and starts coughing up blood. Bill DeMott seemed impressed because Jeremiah didn't quit, and he didn't complain.
DeMott tells Jeremiah to slam the punching bag, then drop the elbow on it from the middle rope. Jeremiah says he'd rather go from the top rope. SCSA and Bill DeMott are very impressed. Jeremiah misses the bag off the elbow drop, but I still think he impressed them. Everyone else is doing fine, but Eric does a pitiful elbow. Ivelisse needs like 10 tries to get the bag up and slam it, but she does get it. She does well on the elbow drop, but favors her leg from that hamstring injury of last week. Christina does very well, she seemed to have a lot of confidence and showed some character, which impressed Booker T.
As they tell everyone that daily training is over, Bill DeMott notices someone is already gone: Ivelisse. Booker and Bill go to talk to her, and she tells them that she doesn't want to quit and will not quit, but her leg is constantly in pain. Booker points out that Triple H tore the quad off his bone and finished a match, and says that's what they do. They have to work through it. They finish talking and we go to commercial.
Time for the Life Skills challenge. Morrison is our guest today. The contestants will be going through a rope course, which, from the look of it, could be the hardest thing yet. Stone Cold guarantees that someone will fall before this is all over. Everyone is doing very well, until we get to Ivelisse. She is trying very hard, but just can't seem to do it. Morrison gets up there with her and encourages her, helps her through it, and eventually she finishes. She said she doesn't know if she could have done it without Morrison. Andy says he's afraid of heights, but he gets through it without any real problems, just taking his time. Eric tries to get through, but he is just... Not going to. Christina actually walks over him and passes him, and Luke says "If that's not a metaphor of how he's been doing throughout this whole competition, I don't know what is." Christina finishes, and Eric is still up there. Stone Cold says he shows signs of being fantastic in the ring, but then he always ends up sh***ing the bed. Eric has been up there for an hour and a half, and eventually Stone Cold sends up help to get him down. Eric isn't happy about it, but he accepts it.
We're back in the training area now, and it's time for the skills challenge which will be called "Pop a Squat". Groups of 4 with one on each corner. Everyone gets on the top rope, hands above your head, and does squats until they fall. Last 2 from each group go into the finals. Andy falls first, and he is PISSED... Stone Cold says he liked that he's starting to show some fire. Only three left, Martin, Ivelisse, and Jeremiah. Martin is the next one out, so Jeremiah and Ivelisse move on. Group #2 now. AJ is out almost instantly, and I really think he's starting to fall behind the group. Eric can't do it so he gets off the ropes. Ivelisse, Christina, Luke, and Jeremiah are all doing the finals now... But the catch is that Andy and Eric are going to run the ropes while they try to keep their balance (No squats this time). Ivelisse and Christina are out. Luke says Jeremiah and him are the top dogs. He says that he's the best, but Jeremiah is the only other one who he sees as a challenge. Now with these last two, they are slamming the bag and doing elbow drops. Jeremiah doesn't make it look too good, but Luke was clearly the winner. This means Luke and Martin continue to be the only two people who have won a skills challenge. Now it's time to find out who is in the bottom three, up next.
The Raw teaser hyped the naming of the new number one contender for John Cena's WWE Championship…
The bottom three joined Austin in the ring. He asked how everyone was doing and Eric said, "Rough day at the office." AJ said he had had better days and Austin agreed. AJ said he was here to learn from the best in the world to be the best in the world.
Austin said AJ seemed like a nice guy and really went off. Austin said all that was great, but why would somebody want to pay to see him. AJ said he would inspire him in ways he couldn't describe. Austin said that was some good BS. He asked if this was such a dream, why hadn't AJ stood out yet.
Austin ran down Eric for his conditioning. He said the ball was in Eric's court now. He stepped in front of Ivelisse and said, "I really believe you belong in the ring, but I gotta do what I gotta do." She started to cry and said she understood. She handed him her belt, and Austin said he was taking two belts tonight.
He walked over to AJ and asked him if he wanted to hand over his belt. AJ said he would have to take it from him. Austin said watching him was like watching grass grow. Austin asked Eric if he was serious about working hard like Ivelisse had and Eric said he didn't want to go home. Austin said he had to because he was taking his belt. Eric, Ivelisse and Austin gave their final thoughts…
- As noted before, several TNA stars will be heading to Mexico’s AAA promotion to work their TV tapings and the big TripleMania event. TNA is doing an angle with a heel stable called La Sociedad for a “takeover” angle. Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner will be going to Mexico for the May 18th AAA TV tapings. The following promo was released:
•Kelly Kelly & Eve def. Divas Champion Brie & Nikki Bella •WWE Tag Team Champion Kane vs. Mason Ryan ended in a No Contest •Dolph Ziggler def. Santino Marella •WWE Champion John Cena def. Alex Riley •U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston def. Jack Swagger •The Miz def. Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio in a Triple Threat Match
Quittin' time! By: Greg Adkins May 9, 2011 Tags: Raw: May 9, 2011, Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Sometimes destiny and determination are no match for deceit. With the opportunity to be the No. 1 contender for the WWE Title, The Miz and his sycophantic follower, Alex Riley, weren't taking any chances.
The Miz def. Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio in a Triple Threat Match; WWE Champion John Cena arranged an “I Quit” Match at Over the Limit (WATCH | PHOTOS) Alex Riley’s road to redemption just got a little shorter. During The Miz’s Triple Threat Match against Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio to determine the No. 1 contender for the WWE Title, Riley proved invaluable to his boss. Just as it appeared that Mysterio would pin The Mexican Aristocrat for the win, Miz’s boot-licking lackey interfered, pulling Del Rio from the ring.
The intrusion allowed The Miz to triumph, propelling him into a WWE Title Match against John Cena at Over the Limit. Upon hearing the news, The Champ addressed the WWE Universe, and The Cleveland Screamer in particular, explaining that he had decided to make their title match in two weeks an “I Quit” Match.
Then, just as it appeared tensions had settled, R-Truth flew into the ring and attacked an unsuspecting Mysterio, declaring, "Now, that's what's up!"
U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston def. Jack Swagger (WATCH | PHOTOS) Jerry Lawler has another chance to shut up the mouthy menace of Michael Cole. During a title match pitting U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston against Jack Swagger, the WWE Hall of Famer provoked Cole and his trainer, Swagger, into accepting a match challenge he issued earlier in the evening.
Lawler distracted The All-American American, allowing Kingston to retain. Afterward, the WWE Hall of Famer attacked Swagger and moved on with determination to his fellow announcer. As Swagger defended Cole and ushered him up the entrance ramp, he took it upon himself to accept Lawler’s challenge.
Jerry Lawler challenged Michael Cole to a match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Everybody knows, you don’t talk about another man’s momma. For Michael Cole, however, the rules of decorum never seem to apply. The cheese-eating announcer proclaimed his ring “retirement” before taunting his favorite target, Jerry Lawler. As a result, the WWE Hall of Famer confronted Cole and challenged him to another match – raising the stakes considerably. King told his nemesis that were he to lose, he would personally induct Cole into the WWE Hall of Fame himself and even give him his Hall of Fame ring. For his part, the weasely announcer refused the test and scurried back into his Cole Mine. Eventually, Cole's trainer Jack Swagger ambushed Lawler, leaving him hurting on the arena floor.
WWE Champion John Cena def. Alex Riley (WATCH | PHOTOS) Is there nothing Alex Riley won’t do to kiss up to The Miz? After The Cleveland Screamer blamed him for blowing his WWE Title opportunity last week, Riley took it upon himself to challenge WWE Champion John Cena to a non-title match. Yikes!
After disposing of his opponent, The Champ spotted Miz approaching. As if to send a clear – and agonizing – message, Cena administered several Attitude Adjustments to Miz’s lackey before locking on an excruciating STF.
Dolph Ziggler def. Santino Marella (WATCH | PHOTOS) With his bothersome business associate, Vickie Guerrero, cheering him on, Dolph Ziggler tackled the challenge of Santino Marella. With the Italian in the ascendant, the “new and improved” Ziggler easily prevailed and demonstrated just why he could well represent, in the words of Guerrero, “the present and future of WWE.”
WWE Tag Team Champion Kane vs. Mason Ryan ended in a No Contest (WATCH | PHOTOS) Last week, Mason Ryan leveled both WWE Tag Team Champions Kane & Big Show. This week, retribution came in one size: XXXL. As Kane tangled with Ryan in a singles match, his partner attacked The New Nexus ringleader CM Punk as they watched outside the ring. The attack prompted the rest of the New Nexus disciples to converge on The World’s Largest Athlete and his partner.
Having dispensed of Ryan’s Nexus brethren as well, the WWE Tag Team Champions trained their considerable fury on the Welshman and demolished him with a double chokeslam.
Kelly Kelly & Eve def. Divas Champion Brie & Nikki Bella (WATCH | PHOTOS) The Divas division continues to tremble – and with good reason. For the second week running, the braided behemoth Kharma targeted a Diva for punishment. This week, after Kelly Kelly & Eve managed to defeat Divas Champion Brie Bella & her sister Nikki, Kharma beat a path to the ring. Kelly Kelly exited, perhaps wisely, but Eve confronted the Divas’ tormentor. The braided behemoth laid out the Latina lovely before darting from the ring in an attempt to get her hands on Kelly Kelly. After she realized the blond beauty was out of her grasp, she returned to the canvas, where she punished Eve with an utter lack of compassion.
No. 1 Contender's Triple Threat Match arranged (WATCH | PHOTOS) Three slots, four competitors. Something had to give. And so it was when Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio, The Miz and R-Truth each made a strong case as to why they should be the No. 1 contender for the WWE Title against John Cena.
After The Mexican Aristocrat argued about the title being his destiny, The Master of the 619 cut him off at the knees, arguing otherwise. The Awesome One wasn’t about to be excluded, so he, naturally, shot off his mouth, too. Finally, Truth bragged about how he put John Morrison in the hospital with a neck injury in the wake of his attack last week and insisted he get an opportunity as well.
Raw’s anonymous General Manager, however, decided to arrange a Triple Threat Match to determine the No. 1 contender for the WWE Title – and, among the four, the rapping Superstar found himself odd man out.
Kevin Nash speaks openly about Scott Hall Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 05/09/2011 at 12:47 PM
Kevin Nash appeared on The LAW Sunday night to promote the CWI 'Brawl at the Bush 2' event happening next weekend in Brantford, Ontario (www.cwiwrestling.com). Nash spoke very openly on the show about Scott Hall and his public issues over the last number of months and below are some of the comments Nash made in regards to Hall's health right now. Nash also mentioned in passing during the interview that he had received an email that Lex Luger is now running the WWE's Wellness Policy. The entire edition of The LAW featuring Kevin Nash can be downloaded at http://www.thefightnetwork.com and airs Sunday nights at 11pm EST on Sirius 158.
These people will say things like 'you need to have an intervention’ or someone said 'you need to take Scott fishing without alcohol' and no one grasps the severity of what this situation is. This is someone that has been to rehab nine times and probably walked out three to four times. He's been in and out of hospitals for the last year and a couple of times – in Providence (for a recent independent show) – what happened was Scott took a really bad fall in his house and hurt his hip really badly and of course the promoter said Hall got off the plane in a wheelchair blah, blah, blah. I talked to Scott and Scott said 'I never miss a shot and I’m going to make this shot' and I told him he sounded horrible and he said 'yeah'. Somas are the worst thing for wrestlers and I think they've killed more wrestlers than anything. He took some of those and hadn’t taken those in a long time and had a really bad reaction…they put him up there for 72-hours and the thing is Scott has been through so many hospitals, so many psych wards, evaluations and so many rehab centers that Scott knows every catch phrase and he knows exactly what the psychologist wants to hear and we’re all workers – that's what we are and in 72-hours Scott is gone.
He’s at a place right now where the peaks and valleys are so incredibly high and low and the last week he’s been at a level spot, his health is bad. I think he went in and saw some doctors and he’s not going to walk in and get a gold label of health and when you get news from doctors that your heart isn’t functioning so well, this isn’t functioning well and this isn’t functioning well and to get all that news all in one day he went into a semi bender.
I can't make Scott Hall want to live, I can't make Scott Hall want to get better, I can't make Scott want to repair his relationship with his children, I can't make any of those things happen and the only one who can is Scott. When and if he does I will be the happiest person on earth. He always knows no matter what, day or night, if he needs me and really needs me or needs anything or anything of me or for him I will be there in an hour and he knows that. I can't be his therapist, I can't be his wife, I can't be his rehabilitation specialist but I can be his friend. I think he needs friends more than he needs people telling him what he has to do or not to do. Lately it’s like the ninth inning, two out, a full count and they’ve walked into the baseball game and sitting in their seat and telling us what’s been going on in the game – I've been doing this for 17-years with Scott, you don’t just jump into the game and tell me what he needs to do because you haven’t been here, you haven’t lived it, you haven't done that and Dana (Hall) has. A lot of people think she’s a crack pot but people forget she has two children with the man, that’s real flesh and blood and Cassidy and Cody are great kids and they deserve better but at the same time Scott – people think Scott's problem is he likes to get drunk and likes to take drugs and he's an addict and he's not – he has post traumatic stress and had several incredibly horrible incidents happen in his early youth going on to his adolescence and early adulthood and he has had things happen to him that he cannot get through.
When you are trying to numb a memory that’s when you have a problem and you’re trying to forget something – that’s a problem. He’s not out being a rock star, he's making things in his mind go away because he cannot shut it off and does it for days at a time and then when he does think about it he realizes the problem is still there.
Preview This Thursday's iMPACT On SpikeTV 9/8c - A Night Of Big Reveals
Thursday on iMPACT on SpikeTV at 9/8c - IT'S A NIGHT OF REVEALS! The Network is coming! Who is calling the shots? How will Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff react? How will it effect the power struggle in TNA Wrestling? Don't miss this huge broadcast as The Network representative will arrive!
Plus, Kurt Angle has promised to reveal his new "Ms. Angle" - and she can't wait to meet Karen Jarrett! Who is Kurt Angle bringing to iMPACT? Is the war between The Jarretts and Kurt Angle about to go to a new level? Tune in and find out!
Also, who will Matt Hardy bring as his tag team partner to take on Beer Money?
Plus, more news on the upcoming "Sacrifice" Pay-Per-View event on Sunday, May 15
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Another sad update regarding Scott Hall Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 05/08/2011 at 09:51 PM
The former wife of Scott Hall told Mike Mooneyham of her most recent conversation with her ex-husband.
“I could barely understand him, but finally heard him say he was sorry for his behavior, and after wrapping his head around it, he knew he was going to die, didn’t have much time left, and wanted me and the kids to be with him in the end.”
She says Hall, however, hung up when she started to talk and would not answer when she called him back. Not knowing what his condition might be, she says she called 911 to meet her at Hall’s home 10 miles away in case he needed help.
“He sounded like he might be dying,” she says. “I was freaking out because he sounded really bad.”
Emergency medical technicians were already on the scene and climbing through a bedroom window when she arrived.
When she got to the front porch, she says, Hall was pushing an EMT out of the door.
“It was nothing short of a scene from ‘One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ meets ‘The Shining.’ This is no exaggeration … I wish it was,” she says.
When he saw her, she says, Hall “went into a rampage against me, telling them to get this (expletive) off his property.”
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