Dusty Rhodes comments on Randy Savage Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 05/21/2011 at 02:34 PM
The Washington Post has a quote from Dusty Rhodes on the death of Randy Savage:
“There’s probably five or six of us, with Andre (the Giant) and (Hulk) Hogan and thankfully myself and (Ric) Flair, that, when their names pop up, even if you’re not a fan, you know who in the hell these people are. You say, ‘I know this guy. I know Macho Man Randy Savage.’ He was part of that breed. We lost a good one.”
Flair talks in detail about Savage's death Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 05/20/2011 at 10:26 PM
Thanks to Wes Holtsclaw and prowrestling.net for the interview recap of Ric Flair on 610-AM The Fan's "The Drive" show with Taylor Zarzour...
Ric Flair on "Macho Man" Randy Savage's death hitting hard: "It sure did (hit hard). It's pretty sad. He just recently got married, it's been a little over a year, and was happy and, you know, really seemed to be at peace with himself. He just had a phenomenal career and to have this happen is just really, really sad."
Flair on his WrestleMania VIII match with Savage: "That was a huge day for me and my first dance at WrestleMania, of course. It was just a tremendously well-written program. It was like he was married to Liz back then and she was a huge commodity and a huge star with the WWF, or that's what they were called back then, of course. And the thing was, 'She was mine before she was yours.' It was well-written and done and Randy worked hard at it and I worked hard at it. We had a really good match. Curt Hennig, God rest his soul, managed me and Liz managed Randy and we gave them a hell of a show and it was awesome. That was my first Mania and one of the finest memories of my career."
Flair with additional comments on Savage: "My thoughts about Randy are different. I think he was such a competitive guy. Randy had a really hard time relaxing and I feel bad. I think about the times I used to say to him, 'Hey man, just calm down and don't worry about this and this and this... whatever happens is going to happen.' If you go to sleep at night worrying about what's going to happen the next day, it's just too hard. You know, he worked like I did, 365 times a year back in the old days.
"He actually broke in in Charlotte in 1975. I'd only been here a year when Randy moved in down here. He played semi-pro baseball, I think, in St. Louis and was doing fairly well but wasn't blowing up the ladder like expected so he came here and broke in the business. The irony in that is when I first moved here in '74 I actually traveled with his dad several times. I knew the whole family very well. His dad just passed recently and I think that hurt Randy really bad. They were very close.
"Randy just dropped out of sight when the company was sold from WCW (to WWE). The thing I feel worst about, of all of the guys that are available and eligible to be in the WWE Hall of Fame -- there most be something that I'm unaware of that's gone on and they've never inducted him because Randy certainly was a major player for the WWF in the mecca days of the eighties and ninties."
Flair on whether Savage is one of the ten greatest wrestlers of all time: "Of course. Yeah. Of course. ... I didn't always agree with Randy. I'm not gonna lie to you. I didn't sweat things out like he did. But I wasn't... I didn't have to fight like a dog in that race they had to be whoever they were in the eighties in that show, where everybody was fighting for position everyday of their life. I didn't have to evolve from that. I never had personal differences with him, nothing about lifestyle. It was just about business and it doesn't stop my opinion (of him) -- he always did favors for me. He came in and opened some of my Gold's Gyms.
"We were great friends. He and I clashed in business but outside of the ring we were great. He could drink beer and have a good time. And I made him laugh and helped him take his mind of things that bothered him. We got along great and had a lot of fun together. I used to say to him all the time, he probably died with 300 million dollars in the bank. I'm not exaggerating. I'm being facetious. But Randy was very thrifty. I used to say to him all the time, because he would stay at hotels that were less cost effective than where I stayed. (laughs)
"You can criticize it all you want but I'm going to enjoy the moment because you never know, you know. The irony in that is Randy was only 58 years old. That's sad because I guarantee you he's got enough money to live 200 more years. He made it. He worked hard to earn it. He worked very hard to earn it. He deserved it. But I always used to say to him, 'Man, you live for the day.' Today's another example of why you have to live for today. You never know."
•Christian def. Sheamus •Divas Champion Brie Bella def. Natalya •Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Big Show & Kane def. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel •Chavo Guerrero vs. Daniel Bryan (Chavo did not win within five minutes) •The Great Khali def. Jey Uso •World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Mark Henry (Disqualification)
SmackDown results: At your best By: Mitch Passero May 20, 2011 Tags: SmackDown: May 20, 2011, Randy Orton, Christian CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – With their clash at WWE Over the Limit looming, World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Christian played a bit of a game as to how willing they were to protect each other’s readiness for Sunday.
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Mark Henry by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton was holding his own against The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry – until Sheamus decided to make a statement with a ruthless attack. After the match went to Orton because of a disqualification, Henry joined The Celtic Warrior in a vicious 2-on-1 assault on the recoiling Viper. As the brutality unfolded, Christian emerged at the top of the ramp, hesitated a bit, then decided to help the champion fight off his attackers. With the odds evening, an energized Viper took down Henry with a blistering RKO. After the dust settled, Christian and Orton celebrated with a handshake. But come Sunday, which Superstar will be celebrating a World Title victory? (Preview)
The Great Khali def. Jey Uso (WATCH | PHOTOS) Newcomer Jinder Mahal continued to get in The Great Khali’s face on SmackDown. After the verbal lashing, the focused seven-footer got an easy victory over Jey Uso with a Khali Chop followed up by a Punjabi Plunge. When Jimmy Uso stuck his nose in things, he too felt the destructive force of the Khali Chop. (WATCH: “Has The Great Khali gone soft?”)
Ted DiBiase def. Trent Barreta (WATCH | PHOTOS) One week after being beaten in a match against Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase was surprisingly accompanied to the ring by the masked Superstar. After making DiBiase wear a paper bag over his head, Rhodes laid down some harsh criticism by saying “what once was a blooming flower, is now a wilted shrub.” After the rebuking was over, DiBiase took care of business against Trent Barreta, dispatching of him with Dream Street.
Chavo Guerrero could not beat Daniel Bryan within five minutes (WATCH | PHOTOS) With tensions growing between Chavo Guerrero and Sin Cara – and a match between the two at WWE Over Limit looming – Chavo wanted to prove he was the better Superstar. To showcase his skills, Chavo set out to beat Daniel Bryan quicker than Sin Cara did last week. However, when the self-imposed five-minute limit was up, Chavo could not get the victory. Before he could ponder the loss, Chavo was downed by an attacking Sin Cara in one fell swoop. Is Chavo in for more of the same at WWE Over the Limit? (Preview)
Ezekiel Jackson, WWE Tag Team Champions Big Show & Kane def. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett, Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (WATCH | PHOTOS) Before the massive tag team bout began, Ezekiel Jackson spoke about how his recent attempt to walk away from The Corre was met with a beating. A fired up Jackson then led his behemoth team to victory by slamming Justin Gabriel five times during the match, then finally making him submit with a backbreaker. Can Jackson finally assert his independence with a win over Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett on Sunday? (Preview)
Divas Champion Brie Bella def. Natalya (WATCH | PHOTOS) After recalling tangling with Kharma on Raw (WATCH), Brie Bella picked up a victory over the hard-charging Natalya. Will Brie continue the momentum into WWE Over the Limit when she defends her title against Kelly Kelly? (Preview)
Christian def. Sheamus (WATCH | PHOTOS) After a formidable fight from both Superstars, Christian escaped Sheamus’ High Cross and rolled him up for the pinfall. But before he could celebrate the win, Christian was attacked by Mark Henry. Next, Sheamus soon joined in the brutal assault. As the 2-on-1 beating continued, Randy Orton appeared at the top of the entrance ramp. A hesitant Viper watched the carnage from afar before finally rushing to the ring to help fend off Christian’s attackers
Wrestling stars speak out about Randy Savage Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 05/20/2011 at 12:56 PM
The Rock: RIP Randy "Macho Man" Savage - you were one of my childhood inspirations and heros. Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family.
Jim Ross: Just heard Macho Man died this morning of a heart attack while driving his vehicle in Tampa. Condolences to all Randy Savage fans/family.
Kevin Nash: I lost a close friend today. If anybody in heaven is wondering who the cat in the ugly cowboy hat is it's Randy. Love you Bro. Never another
Honky Tonk Man: Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lanny Poffo and his family. Macho Man Randy Savage sadly died today. One of the all time greats.
Jay Lethal: R.I.P. Macho Man Randy Savage. You were amazing... Oohh yea!!!
Steve Corino: I can't believe Randy Savage just passed. One of the most amazing talents EVER in pro-wrestling. Wow. Just wow. Randy Savage vs. Ricky Steamboat at WM3 is still 1 of my favorite matches ever. I was 14 & though I "hated" Savage, I never booed him again.
Karen Jarrett: My thoughts and prayers go out to Randy Savage's wife and family!
Chris Hero: Macho Man, damn. The build to WM5 is one of my most vivid wrestling memories as a child. He was so unique & one of THE best. RIP
Blue Meanie: Is SO saddened to hear about the death of Randy Savage. On of my all time favorites! R.I.P. Randy! My thoughts go out to Lanny Poffo!
Shane Helms: Totally heartbreaking news about Randy Savage. One of my all-time favs!! So sad!! RIP Macho
Joey Ryan: I probably wouldn't be a wrestler and you probably wouldn't be following me if it weren't for Randy Savage. Huge RIP.
JTG: To one of my favorite Hall of Famers, inducted or not. Macho Man Randy Savage. R.I.P OOOOOOOOOH YEEEEEEEAH !
Jeff Jarrett: Just got a call w the news. RIP Randy. I met him when I was 11yrs old. He would always teach, correct, encourage, and compliment as my...
Jim Cornette: Our deepest condolences in losing another legend. R.I.P. Randy.
Bill DeMott: When I got my start in WCW it was Randy that gave me the rub....my prayers and thoughts to the Poffo Family
Darren Young: JUST like that! Life can end. Tell those close to ya that you love them cause ya never know! RIP Macho Man
It looks like Michael Hayes may be done as Tyson Kidd's manager already. After Kidd lost to Yoshi Tatsu on last night's Superstars, Hayes went to help Kidd up but ended up elbowing him back to the mat. Hayes said he has better things to do than hang around losers. There was talk that Hayes would be managing other WWE talents so it's possible WWE will keep him in the managerial role.
Goldberg has meeting with Eric Bischoff Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 05/21/2011 at 12:32 PM
TNA's Eric Bischoff stated on his Facebook account last night that he arrived in New York City for meetings this weekend.
He wrote: "Just arrived in NYC for meetings over the weekend. Some pretty exciting stuff happening. Going to try and get in a 3 mile run before my first meeting tonight and try out this new pair of NIKE Frees! I have been wanting to try."
One of his meetings included an encounter with Bill Goldberg.
The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion posted a video on his Twitter account this morning of himself and Bischoff flying above New York City in a helicopter. He then posted after that: "The last tweet was a sign of the end of the world...."
- Jesse Neal reportedly suffered a neck injury and possible concussion at Sunday's TNA Sacrifice pay-per-view when Hernandez hit his finisher on Neal at the end of the Ink Inc. vs. Mexican America match. An MRI showed that Neal had a bulged disc and to be safe, he was not booked at this week's TV tapings.
TNA Joins The Wrestling World In Mourning The Passing Of Randy Savage
TNA joins the entire wrestling world in mourning the passing of the legendary "Macho Man" Randy Savage
Savage was one of the most talented athletes to ever compete inside a wrestling ring. He truly transcended professional wrestling, becoming one of the true "icons" of our sport. Millions of wrestling fans grew up watching Savage battle other legends such as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat and many more.
Savage appeared with TNA during our 2004 "Victory Road" and "Turning Point" events - memorable moments that wrestling fans will never forget.
TNA hopes all of our fans remember Randy Savage's amazing life and career, and how he helped shape the sport as we know it today.
Hulk Hogan via his Twitter account @HulkHogan4Real "I'm completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we finally started to talk and communicate. He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he's happy and in a better place and we miss him. We miss him a lot. I feel horrible about the ten years of having no communication. This was a tough one. I just pray that Randy's happy and in a better place and we miss him."
TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett via his Twitter @JeffJarrettTNA "Just got a call with the news. RIP Randy. I met him when I was 11yrs old. He would always teach, correct, encourage, and compliment as my career progressed. I have NEVER forgotten the intricacies and attention to detail he taught me over the years. Randy always had a method to his madness. Randy is gone, but will never be forgotten. Thoughts and prayers are with the entire Poffo family."
TMZ posts footage of Savage's accident scene Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 05/20/2011 at 01:56 PM
TMZ has obtained footage of Macho Man Randy Savage's car -- after it slammed into a tree this morning in Florida.
As we previously reported, Macho Man suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 9:25 AM ... and lost control of his car -- veering across the concrete median into oncoming traffic ... and straight into a tree.
Randy died, but it's unclear whether it was the result of the heart attack, the collision, or a combination of both.
WWE statement on Randy Savage's death Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 05/20/2011 at 01:40 PM
"WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Superstars of his time, Randy Poffo, a.k.a. Randy “Macho Man” Savage. Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife Lynn. Poffo will be greatly missed by WWE and his fans."
Impact Wrestling Results (5/19/2011) - Blast From The Past Sting Style Written by Alex Barie on May 19, 2011 - 11:01:20 PM
Impact Wrestling Results - 5/19/2011 From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The first ever full episode of Impact Wrestling airs right here on May 19th, 2011!
The show starts off with a recap last week's show with Mick Foley being revealed as the person behind the network and Chyna being Kurt's mistress. It then shows the results of the major matches from Sacrifice like the Angle/Jarrett match and the TNA World Title match.
The video ends and white letters with a glowing blue around it reads "Back from the Dead" with a black background.
A new video entrance airs that hypes up the shows new name of Impact Wrestling.
As we see the Impact Wrestling zone, Immortal's music hits and all of the members come out to the ring. All of them get in the ring as we see a new arena set-up with blue ring ropes (and the whole ring itself) and new lighting.
Eric gets on the mic and talks about how him and Hulk change the arena as they can remodel according to the changes from the network. He says if it was really up to Mick Foley, it would be a show all about thumbtacks. He says that Hulk is off at New York as he is meeting with Foley. Eric states that he is in charge tonight and whoever gets in his way will pay the price. Just then, Brian Kendrick's music hits and here comes the eccentric man as he leads several other X-Divisioners.
Kendrick has a mic and wonders why Eric is saying about being in his way on a wrestling show while he isn't even a wrestler. It gets Kendrick furious as he is a wrestler and he can out wrestle, along with the other X-Divisioners, any other wrestler on Immortal. Eric comes out of the ring and goes right to Kendrick. Eric says he is going to create history. He is going to whip out the X-Division once and for all tonight. Eric is sick of it. He's going to start out with Kazarian. The X-Division is about no limits, not about weight limits. So Kazarian will face Abyss! He then states that Amazing Red will face against Samoa Joe tonight. As for Generation Me, they will face off against Matt Hardy and........ERIC BISCHOFF! Eric is loving this night. Kendrick stops Eric from talking and saying he forgot about him. Eric forgot that Kendrick was standing there. He has something for Brian though, and that is a slap to the face. Eric walks away and Immortals go after the X-Divisioners. Immortal beats them up easily. After they are done, Fortune comes out and they take Immortal to the limit. Fortune clears house after Bully Ray was the last one in the ring. Just then, Fortune continues the fight as they get out of the ring and attack Immortal. It's all out chaos! Immortal finally attacks Forune and they walk up the ramp as Fortune stay by the ring. Flair gets fired up and throws his coat to Fortune. That starts more heat and the two groups are off fighting again. The X-Divisioners are back and they help Fortune out as they go after Immortal. Generation Me does suicide dives and Amazing Red flies in the air on Abyss.
Immortal tries to retreat, but they come back as more fighting contine. Fighting is all over the Wrestling Impact arena. Finally, Forune and the X-Divisioners get in the ring as Immortal goes up the ramp. Flair comes down and says he needs to talk to Roode. He will talk to him later tonight and he better show.
A limo has arrived and it shows someone's shoes and legs that has a scorpion on it. Mike Tenay says it's Sting!
Sarita, Rosita, and Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James, Ms. Tessmacher, and Tara
Sarita and Rosita are already in the ring as the show comes back. Madison Rayne's entrance is shown as she comes to the ring with a huge crown on her head. As she comes to the ring, it shows her match with Mickie this past Sunday. Mickie, Tessmacher and Tara come out as the same time.
Before the match, Mexican America come out, Hernandez and Anarkia. They go to the announcer's table.
The bell rings and Rayne started but tagged in Rosita. Mickie starts for her team. Rosita takes off her earings and then gets ready for battle. Mickie just pushes Rosita to the mat. She gets up, but Mickie puts an armbar and then a headlock. Rosita pushes Mickie to her corner and Rayne tags in. Rayne gets in and chokes Mickie with her foot. She then talks trash to Tara. Mickie comes up and goes after Madison with an armlock. She tags in Tara while it's still locked, but Madison gets out of it and tags Sarita in as she runs out of the ring. Sarita comes in and Tara her battle it out. Tara hits a closeline and then stomps on Sarita. She gets her up by the hair and then tags in Tessmacher. She comes in and does an elbow drop, a cover, but only gets a two. Both get up and Tessmacher does an armbar takedown. She gets distracted by her opponent's corner, which gives Sarita time to get up and go after her. She tags in Madison and she goes to Tessmacher. Tessmacher tags in Tara, but Madison tags in Rosita and slides out of the ring again. Tara gets Rosita and hits a spinning powerslam. She does a cover, but it's broken up. Sarita comes in but she gets thrown out of the ring. Madison comes in and goes behind Tara, but Tara turns around. Madison backs off and throws Rosita to Tara. Tara slams her and picks up the win. Winners: Mickie James, Tara, and Ms. Tessmacher
Madison is up on the ramp and yells, "What are you going to do, Tara?"
The show comes back and it shows the boots and legs again of the person who came out of the limo. Mike says it's Sting and he will make an appearance soon.
Eric is backstage with Abyss before he comes out to the ring and Eric tells Abyss that he wants him to destory Kazarian and X-Division and get the title. What would Sun-Zu do?
Abyss vs. Kazarian, Champ, for the X-Division Title
Abyss comes to the ring first. After him, Kazarian does as he has the title around his waist. While he comes to the ring, his match at the PPV this past Sunday is shown.
This could be the last X-Division match ever. The bell rings and Abyss shows his power as he pushes Kazarian half way across the ring. Kazarian shows his speed though as he runs around Abyss. He does a dropkick to Abyss, but he doesn't go down. Kazarian runs in the ropes toward Abyss, but Abyss hits a huge elbow. Abyss tosses him in a corner. Abyss runs and splashes right into Kazarian. Abyss grabs his head in the middle of the ring and twists it. The crowd is getting behind Kazarian. Kazarian gets up and does several punches to the face of Abyss. Kazarian runs back into the ropes to get momentum. He goes toward Abyss, but Abyss goes for a chokeslam, but Kazarian slides behind. He runs around the ring again. He goes to the apron, jumps on the top rope, and hits a great springboard dropkick. Abyss gets up and Kazarian does a hurricanrona. He then does more springboard type moves and covers Abyss, but gets a two. Kazarian grabs Abyss from behind as both are on their feet, but Abyss pushes Kazarian back. He goes up to the top corner and jumps, but Abyss goes for a chokeslam. Kazarian gets out of it and does a roll up, but only gets a two again. Abyss gets Kazarian and hits the shock treatment. It could be done. Abyss then goes to the second corner and jumps off it as he does a splash, but Kazarian moves. Abyss lands right on his knee and he holds his knee as he lies on the mat. Kazarian gets up and goes right after the injured part. The referee backs him up. Abyss stands to his feet, but he uses the ropes to help him. Kazarian runs after Abyss, but Abyss does a big boot from his "injured" leg. Abyss hits the black hole slam, and gets the pinfall! Winner and NEW X-Division Champ: Abyss
Abyss grabs the title and he is perfectly fine now. He talks to the camera about Sun-Zu, the God of War. He holds the title high and Kazarian is shown holding his head in disbelief.
Gunner is shown walking backstage in a rage.
Amazing Red is already in the ring as he gets set for his match.
Amazing Red vs. Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe comes out as they show alittle package of his time in TNA.
The bell rings and Red runs right to Joe, but Joe picks him up with one arm and throws him hard to the mat. He goes after Red, but Red gets up and does a punch to Joe's head. Joe throws Red in the corner, but Red twirls around and stops any move Joe was going to do. Joe pushes Red in the corner and then hits him with a huge kick in the corner. he then gets Red up and hits the muscle buster and gets the win. Winner: Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe continues to attack Red after the match is over. As he does, Crimson runs down and starts to attack Joe, but Joe fights back as he pushes him in the corner. Crimson gets out of the corner and hits a T-bone suplex. Joe slides out of the ring as he holds his head. He walks up the ramp as Crimson is standing in the ring with his music playing. You know Joe wants to stop Crimson's undefeated streak.
Impact Wrestling comes back with AJ Styles in the ring. He is getting ready to talk as he has a mic in hand with a neckbrace around his neck. He says he and Tommy need to talk, so he better come out here. Just then, Tommy Dreamer's music plays and here comes the Innovator of Violence. Tommy gets in the ring. As he does, Mike Tenay says James Storm got a concussion from the brawl earlier tonight.
AJ begins to talk and says he has to wear the neckbrace for a couple weeks because of Tommy giving him a piledriver through a table. AJ says he's a pro wrestler, that's what he does, but he doesn't sit on the sidelines. AJ says he got a bigger picture. It involves Immortal, Bully Ray, and Hogan. AJ says if Tommy didn't do what he did, he wouldn't have a contract in TNA. He doesn't blame Tommy as AJ would have done the same thing. AJ says he knows wrestling matters to Tommy and Tommy knows wrestling matters to AJ. Tommy grabs a mic and asks AJ if he means that he can't beat AJ if he didn't hurt his neck? Is AJ saying that he is better than Tommy? Tommy states that he built a wrestling company and he didn't get help from anyone. He wrestled and did everything for free! Tommy says this is a historic night. He piledrived him because he was told to, but he will do what he did now because he wants to. He then hits AJ in the head with the mic. He then attacks AJ as he is on the mat. Tommy starts to yell and says he sold-out. He says these fans will turn on anyone they want to, including AJ. He then goes AJ again as he stomps on him. AJ comes back and tackles Tommy down. Tommy fights him off and punches him right in the head. Just then, Daniels runs in and saves his best friend. Tommy gets up and walks around the ring as Daniels stalks him. Tommy grabs his coat and goes to exit the ring, but he turns around and goes after Daniels.
Daniels saw him out of the corner of his eye and goes after Tommy. He attacks him in the corner. Just then, Bully Ray enters the ring and hits AJ right in the head with a steel chain. Daneils gets up and turns around to a big boot from Bully Ray. Bully turns his hat around and relaxes against the ropes as Dreamer gets AJ up. He sets up and hits a piledriver that....makes AJ bounce up and lie motionless on the mat.
The show comes back and a video package shows a fan talking about how he loves wrestling and how wrestling matters.
Sting is shown backstage as he talks about his title and Hogan.
The camera quickly turns to somewhere else backstage and it shows that yellow boot and blue pants person walking. Mike asks how can Sting be in two places at once?
Kurt Angle's music hits and here comes the olympic gold medalist. He gets in the ring as the fans cheer. He grabs a mic.
He starts off with, Ding, Dong the %itch is dead. He thanks Chyna from being out of wrestling for 10 years. She beat up Chyna and went to break Karen's ankle. Chyna isn't here tonight. Kurt says he finally gets what he wants. That is Kurt Angle vs. Jeff Jarrett one-on-one! It will happen at Slamiversary. The winner of the match, a stipulation just made by Mick Foley, will be the #1 Contender for the TNA World Title. Jeff Jarrett's music hits and he comes down to the ring fast as you can clearly see he is not in the mood.
He grabs a mic and asks Kurt if he is kidding! He can't believe Kurt is getting another shot at him. What did he deserve to get this? He beat Kurt every time. It was Kurt's ADD, it was Kurt's fault that distracted him. It wasn't Karen's fault. Jeff was focused though as he won because he is better than Kurt. (The fans boo loudly from that.) Jeff says he is up for one final match against Kurt. Jeff says if Kurt is really up to it, then he has no problem agreeing to this stipulation. Jeff has taken everything from Kurt, but his gold medal. He tells Kurt to put his gold medal up and if Jeff wins, then he will get it. Jeff and Kurt shake hands. Kurt's music hits, but it changes to Jeff's and Karen comes up from the stage. Karen laughs and says Jeff won't be alone at the PPV. Velvet Sky comes from backstage. Kurt starts to smile and Jeff tries to point behind Karen but she doesn't get it. Velvet grabs the mic from Karen and asks her if she wants to go for a ride. She doesn't, but that doesn't stop Sky as she pushes Karen's wheelchair that is sitting in down the ramp. Jeff comes out and stops Karen, but she flies forward and falls out and both fall. Karen falls right on Jeff.
Generation Me are backstage as they talk about their fallout from a couple months ago. They are on the same page though as they go against Matt Hardy and Eric Bischoff tonight.
Eric Bischoff is backstage as he gets a phone call from Hulk Hogan. Eric asks Hogan how it was and Eric laughs. He says no one can stop Hogan in an office. He tells Hogan he is wrestling and he will tell him how it goes later. He hangs it up and says, "What a night!"
Jeff Jarrett is backstage as Karen is sitting down. Jeff is on the phone and says it's a done deal. he gets off the phone and states that Velvet Sky will face Angelina Love and Winter tonight. Jeff leaves while Karen is in her angry moods again as she starts yelling at Jeff to wheel her out.
Generation Me is already in the ring. Matt Hardy and Eric Bischoff come out next from the tune of Bischoff's music.
Generation Me vs. Matt Hardy and Eric Bischoff
Matt hardy starts out against Jeremy. Matt puts a headlock on and then goes after the arm. He releases now Jeremy puts on a headlock and then an armlock, but Matt revereses it to his own. Matt is whipped into the ropes, and Jeremy gets taken down by shoulder hits. Jeremy comes back and knocks Matt down and then taunts to Eric. Matt comes back and hits a side effect. Matt asks if Eric wants in and he says when the time is right. Matt works on the head of Jeremy as he is in total control. Jeremy fights back and puts a headlock on Matt. He releases it and Max tags in blindly. They do a double team move on Matt and they dissect him. They do more tag team moves as they are in control. Max is the only one in the ring now. Matt and him are both on their feet and they exchange punches. Matt comes out on top as he then hits a suplex. Matt goes for a cover, but only gets a two. Max comes back and hits Matt that makes him dazed and confused. Max goes after him, but Matt plants Max right on his head. Matt now crawls to his corner to tag Eric, but Jeremy tags himself in and then climbs the corner. He lands on the back of Matt, covers him, but gets a two. He goes up again and tries for a 450 splash, but Matt puts his knees up. Jeremy rolls over to Max and he tags himself in. Max comes in, but Matt does a submission move on him that cuts off his air. Matt then tags in Eric. While Matt holds Max from behind, Eric does several kicks to the gut of Max. Matt has him fall and Eric covers him. Winner: Eric Bischoff and Matt Hardy
Angelina Love and Winter are backstage and Winter is talking to a poisoned, dead, dummy-like Angelina. She tells Love that after tonight, she will have Love all for herself just like it was in the past. It will only be them two. Winter moves forward and kisses Love right on the lips. She grabs Love's hand and gets her up as they walk out of the room full of candles.
Another video clip of a fan talking about being a wrestling fan.
Christy Hemme introduces Winter and Angelina Love as they come to the ring. Love is walking in that robot state as Winter has her remote control.
Velvet Sky comes to the ring next as the fans go crazy.
Winer and Angelina Love vs. Velvet Sky in a 2-1 Handicap Match
Winter starts the match off against Sky. The bell rings and both walk around before they lock-up. They go to lock-up, but Winter grabs the arm of Sky, pulls her toward her corner and tags Love. Love comes in and goes right to Sky. She chokes Sky, but she fights it off and attacks Winter in the corner. Sky then runs to Love, but Love just stands there as Sky hits and falls down like hitting into a wall. Sky gets up and Winter attacks her from behind. Sky is dragged back in the corner and Winter is tagged back in. Winter attacks Sky more and then tags Love back in. They double irish whip her in the ropes, but Sky hits a double closeline and knocks both of them down. Sky has a chokehold on Love, but she fights out of it as she pushes Sky in the ropes. She goes into the ropes, and Winter hits Sky right in the back. Love continues the assault. She brings Sky to the corner and Winter comes in. She attacks Sky alittle bit, but tags Winter right back in. While Winter chokes Sky with her foot, Love attacks her. Winter goes out, but then tags back in. Love does a choke with her boot now as Winter does shoulder blocks to Sky. Winter brings Sky out and hits a backbreaker.
Winter goes over and tags Love back in. It's a great combination between these two with both of them in control. Love walks toward Sky, but Sky grabs Love and does a small package and.....GETS THE WIN! Winner: Velvet Sky
Sky rolls out of the ring as she celebrates her victory as Love stares down Sky. As Sky walks, ODB hits Sky from behind. She attacks Sky as she is on the ground. ODB is back.....BOOM BABY!
Ms. Tessmacher is stretching backstage. She starts to get upset as she states she has a photo shoot while she just had a match earlier. Eric tells her to stop. He tells her what to do. He then takes off his shirt and pants and shows her some stretches. Just then, Gunner comes in the shot. He tells Tessmacher to beat it. She leaves. Gunner talks to Eric, but not for long as he quickly beats him up. eric falls down to the floor. Gunner finishes him off and then takes the Television Title and leaves. Eric says it's a great idea to put the title in a safe place as he doesn't want it to get damaged.
Ric Flair's music hits and he comes to the ring.
He gets on the mic and tells Robert Roode to come to the ring now......NOW! Here he comes as he walks down the ramp. While he does, it shows the Lockdown PPV of how he made Flair tap. Flair is right in the face of Roode and tells him how he can't sleep since he made him tap out at Lockdown. He asks Roode who he thinks he is making Flair tap. Roode gets on the mic and says Flair came to him first when he came to TNA. He doesn't mean any harm by saying that. The match at Lockdown was a war, so Flair would have done the same thing to Roode. He tells Flair that they should move on. Flair says no as he would have ended Roode's career. Flair says this is Impact Wrestling and he is ready to show some impact and so some wrestling. He goes off to take his coat, but Roode talks again. He tells Flair that Lockdown was business. They should move on. Flair had his time, but now it's Rood's. Flair calls him Anderson's word, @ss-hole. Flair says he beat the man, but he wants Roode to attack him again. Roode says it's over. He goes to walk away, but Flair slaps him. Roode doesn't want to do this. Flair puts his hand on Roode's shoulder. Just then, Roode grabs his arm and puts it an armlock. Flair starts to yell and scream. Just then, Immortal comes out and saves Flair. Flair leaves the ring. They hold Roode down as Bully whips him with the steel chain right across the back, chest, and gut. Bully tells Abyss to get two chairs and he does.
Bully is directing everyone on what to do. They put a chair on top of Roode's arm. Then they lift the other chair and SMASH the top of other chair. Roode screams in pain as they could have broken his arm.
Sting is shown walking backstage. Just then, the yellow boots and blue pants person is walking backstage.
Sting's music hits and here comes the TNA World Champion! He holds the TNA World title in his hand as the fans go wild. He gets in the ring and grabs a mic.
He says that this Impact Wrestling and he loves this place. The fans chant, "Sting, Sting, Sting!" He wants to thank RVD for putting him to the limit on Sunday. He said it was a close match, but he got by. He hasn't lost his focus though. He says when being champion, you are a target. It wasn't until a minute after his victory that Mr. Anderson was in his face. Just then, Sting's music hits. The lights go out and come back on. A vintage style Sting is behind the current style Sting. The real Sting turns around and sees Mr. Anderson dressed up like him in the past. Anderson attacks Sting with his own finishing move. Anderson does Sting's famous yell with his hands over his mouth. Anderson then bends down to be right by Sting. The show fades.
Michael Hayes came out and cut a promo about Corpus Christi, Texas, and the place’s history. He then tells the audience they have no lives and compared them to Yoshi Tatsu. He then talks about Tyson’s “ambition.” The ref interrupts him and tells them they have to start the match. Michael distracts the ref and Tyson jumped Tatsu.
1. Yoshi Tatsu defeated Tyson Kidd (w/Michael Hayes)in 9:58. After the match, Hayes stands Tyson up and slaps him.
2. Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov beat Zack Ryder and Curt Hawkins in 5:31.
Paul Heyman Knocks WWE For Not Pushing CM Punk Posted by Dave Mitchell on 05/19/2011 at 04:19 PM
Paul Heyman is making headlines today with some controversial remarks about how WWE is handling the career of Nexus leader CM Punk.
Amid reports that CM Punk is unhappy behind the scenes and is considering leaving WWE when his contract expires later this year, Paul Heyman wrote on Twitter (@heymanhustle):
"I'm sure he will get heat for me saying this, but @CMPunk is STILL the most underutilized talent on the WWE roster. And my apologies to @CMPunk for the heat he'll get, but come on already. Punk is the best heel in the biz today! WAKE THE F**K UP! It's amazing to me (and not in a good way) that WWE doesn't see how @CMPunk has brought out the best in every opponent."
CM Punk caught wind of Paul Heyman's rant and responded with:
"oh you know me, if I don't have heat I'm doing something wrong. Keeps me warm."
WWE Hall of Fame Steve Austin, who has exchanged words with Punk over Twitter in recent weeks, quoted Paul Heyman's tweet and added, "Agreed."
Christian talks about World Title controversy Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 05/19/2011 at 12:54 PM
Brian Fritz of betweentheropes.com sent in the following excerpt from an interview he recently conducted with former WWE World Heavyweight Champion Christian.
Christian discussed the overwhelming fan reaction online to losing the title right away.
"Obviously it was overwhelming, you know, surprising and flattering to an extent. It's the age we live in now with the internet and spoilers. The show hadn't even aired yet and people were giving opinions and other sorts of things. So, you have to take it with a grain of salt and the most important thing is that Randy and I went out there and put on an amazing match for the fans.
I know it is cliche, but I've always been a believer in my entire life that everything happens for a reason. I look at it as motivation. The way I see it, I got a taste of it. Obviously wanted to have it longer than five days, but hey, that is what happened. I look forward to getting the chance to become a two-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion."
Big change made to WWE contracts Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 05/18/2011 at 01:54 PM
According to Mike Johnson, an amendment has recently been made to all of WWE's talent contracts. All performers are now required to purchase and maintain their own medical insurance. The word is that WWE will not be picking up the costs of the insurance.
Johnson also reports that WWE will still be covering the expenses of all surgeries and physical rehabilitation for injuries talents suffer while performing, as well as substance abuse treatment.
The amendment was talked about for months and was planned prior to the announcement that UFC would be providing medical insurance for all of their fighters.
Mick Foley comments on the changes in TNA Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 05/19/2011 at 01:06 PM
Mick Foley, who instigated the change of TNA Impact to Impact Wrestling on last Thursday’s broadcast, says he is still confused about the matter.
“You know, I’m still wondering in a lot of ways,” Foley said in an interview with Brian Fritz for BetweenTheRopes.com “But I think we wanted the name for the show specifically that made people instantly aware that we were a wrestling show.”
He was asked whether he expects to see more wrestling on Impact Wrestling.
“You know, I hope so. And not just more wrestling, but hopefully better wrestling. I’m not taking a knock at any of the guys. I think, for example, when Ric Flair and I had the big match in October, it took people by surprise and they said, ‘Wow, that’s something we’d expect to see on a pay-per-view.’
“I think there has been a little sense over the years that wrestling was secondary to the other things going on in the show. So I’d like to see an increase in the number of minutes of wrestling, but I’d also like to see an increase in the seriousness of the matches – that more matches are seen as being pay-per-view quality.”
He also responded to skepticism that significant changes won’t be made to the show despite its rebranding.
“I would say that personally, I’m doing my very best to make the show different and to make the show matter, and that hopefully we will see a positive change,” said Foley. We’re going to know one way or another in the next month or so if people are happy with the changes. If they’re not, we’ll try to tweak them again.”
Scott Steiner resolves conflict with TNA Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 05/18/2011 at 08:30 PM
Scott Steiner made an appearance at the Impact Wrestling TV taping last night in Orlando to air on 5/26 on Spike TV so it appears his issues with TNA have been solved. Earlier reports by Dave Meltzer had stated that Steiner was having financial disagreements with the company.
Binghamton, NY hosts this 2nd of February edition of Thunder and Acting Commissioner Jeff Jarrett continues to make life difficult for the reigning champion, Sid Vicious: New World Order on the mic, Screamin' Norman Smiley vs. The Demon, Sid Vicious vs. Mike Rotunda - Submission match, Shane Helms vs. Shannon Moore, Hulk Hogan returns, Billy Kidman vs. Vampiro vs. The Wall, Rick Steiner vs. Sid Vicious - Hardcore match, Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Machine, Tank Abbott vs. Villaño IV, The Mamalukes vs. David Flair and Crowbar, The Harris Brothers vs. Sid Vicious - Cage match.
WWE NXT Results (5/17/11) - Jacob Novak Is Eliminated Written by Brooks Oglesby on May 17, 2011 - 10:50:11 PM
WWE NXT Results - 5/17/2011
--It's elimination time, as we head into the eleventh week of NXT Redemption! We get a highlights package of every rookie, as well as some of the challenges. We are reminded that someone will be eliminated tonight. The opening titles roll, and commentators William Regal and Todd Grisham welcome us from Corpus Christi, Texas.
-Darren Young heads out angrily to the ring by himself. He's yelling that its his show on his way to the ring. Darren gets a mic in the ring and says that last week he was the first rookie to defeat Titus O'Neil. He says that Titus has the the most redemption points and he's dominated all of the competition. He makes fun of Titus' bark and says that it makes him sick. Darren says he knows Titus's weakness though, and holds up a key on his necklace. He says that Titus will never see Hornswoggle again, to a chorus of boos. Titus walks out to confront Darren, and we're off to our first match.
Match #1: Titus O'Neal vs. Darren Young
-Titus forces Darren into the corner, yelling "Where is he?!" Titus forces Darren into another corner, and the referee has to separate the two. Darren capitalizes with a kick to the knee and a shoulder block. Darren picks Titus up and drops him with a short-arm clothesline. Titus gets up and whips Darren, who gets grabbed and slammed by Titus. Two-count for Titus. Darren gets whipped into the corner and dragged out by Titus, who hits a short-arm clothesline. Titus gets another two-count. Titus hits a European uppercut and a boot to Darren's side while he's trying to get up.
-Meanwhile, Chavo is shown on the TitanTron backstage with a large crate that's tied up with chains. Hornswoggle can be heard screaming from inside. Titus drops Darren, grabs his key on his necklace from the turnbuckle and runs backstage.
Winner: Darren Young, via countout
-Titus opens the crate backstage and lifts Hornswoggle out. Titus asks if both of them kidnapped him, but before he can answer, Chavo blindsides Titus and throws him into the wall. Chavo grabs Hornswoggle and carries him out to the ring.
-Darren's calling for Chavo to bring Hornswoggle to the ring, and Chavo does just that. Hornswoggle's struggling, but Chavo slowly gets him into the ring. Darren gets a hold of Hornswoggle, slams him to the ground and tries to rip his shirt off. Darren yells that he ruined Darren's dream and holds Hornswoggle down, telling Chavo to go hit his frog splash on Hornswoggle. Chavo climbs the turnbuckle slowly and hits the frog splash on him. Titus runs down the to the ring before any further damage can be done, as Chavo and Darren flee the ring.
-The announcers say that Hornswoggle has been taken to the hospital, and despite of the elimination tonight, his rookie Titus O'Neal will be accompanying Hornswoggle to the hospital.
-Yoshi Tatsu is shown walking backstage. After their confrontation last week, Yoshi will be facing his rookie, Byron Saxton.
-Tatsu isn't doing his usual hopping on his way to the ring. He's all business, and walks straight to the ring. He still does his trademark bows while in the ring, though. Byron Saxton makes his way to the ring nonchalantly.
Match #2: Yoshi Tatsu vs. Byron Saxton
-The two lock up in the middle of the ring until Byron forces Yoshi into the corner. Byron hits a few cheap shots to Yoshi's head and torso before Yoshi counters and hits a Flair chop to Byron. Byron slaps Yoshi in the face, but Yoshi turns around and hits a spinning chop to the chest. Byron takes control with a clubbing blow to the back, but Yoshi whips Byron and hits his Japanese arm drag. He continues holding Byron's arm, wrenching it, before dropping Byron to the ground and trying to hit a shining wizard, which Byron ducks. Byron whips Yoshi hard into the corner, causing Yoshi to fall to the mat. Byron gets a two-count. Byron applies a kneeling chin lock as a clap breaks out in the crowd. Yoshi fights out with a chest chop. Yoshi whips Byron and stops him with a number of kicks to the solar plexus. Yoshi hits a shining wizard for a two-count. Yoshi whips Byron into the corner, hits a double knee attack, throws Byron to the mat, and climbs the turnbuckle. Yoshi hits a flying spinning wheel kick for the three-count.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu
-Matt Striker is in the ring, and he welcomes his co-host Maryse to the ring. The Sign Guy's in the crowd with a sign that says "I got 99 problems but Maryse ain't one." Maryse says that tonight will be the first elimination, but first we have some unfinished business. She welcomes Vladimir Kozlov and Conor O'Brian to the ring. Striker reminds us that Vlad and JTG have been involved in a bet to see who could best mold their rookie into their own likeness. Vlad says that Conor is a beast of beasts, a man among men, like himself. With that said, Striker welcomes JTG and Jacob Novak to the ring. Maryse and Striker says that the WWE Universe will be the judges for this bet.
Challenge #1: Which Pro Has Molded Their Rookie In His Own Image The Best?
-JTG starts out by introducing his rookie, Glacier Thug (because he's cooler than a polar bear's toenail) AKA Jacob Novak. Novak says that Corpus Christi is full of haters like William Regal. Novak starts rapping and asks if Conor thinks he can win with a pro like Vlad. He ends with "I know y'all hate me, I can feel the tension, but get with the program, because I'm gonna get redemption."
-Vlad and Conor make their way to the middle of the ring. Vlad disrobes and Vlad's music hits. They both start doing a very stiff dance, and eventually start moonwalking. They walk robotically to the delight of the crowd. They hit a worm in sync and do some Sambo throws on one another. Conor goes to get two 2x4s and holds one up to Vladimir. Vlad punches right through one. Vlad then holds up a board for Conor, who grabs the board himself and breaks it over his head. The crowd goes wild for these two.
Winners: Vladimir Kozlov & Conor O'Brian
-JTG gets in Vladimir's face, which gets Vladimir and Conor in his face. JTG and Novak flee the ring. JTG then says "They want to fight? Let's fight."
Match #3: Vladimir Kozlov vs. JTG
-JTG slaps Vlad in the face, which fires Vladimir up and gets JTG slammed. Vlad grounds JTG with a grounded side headlock. JTG gets to his feet, but Vlad hits a hip toss and keeps him down in the headlock. JTG gets to his feet again, whips Vlad, who hits a huge shoulder block, knocking JTG clear out of the ring. JTG talks some trash to Regal as he's on the outside, so Vlad takes advantage and throwing JTG into the ring. Vlad gets up on the apron, but Novak distracts him, so JTG hits a dropkick, knocking Vlad outside. JTG, now outside, tosses Vlad into the turnbuckle and tosses him into the ring for a two-count. JTG stays on top of Vlad with some mounted punches. JTG starts choking Vlad on the second rope before the referee breaks it up. JTG gets Vlad in the corner and hits a few punches, followed by a Mugshot, a second rope bulldog. That maneuver gets a two-count. Vlad gets to his feet and rams JTG into the corner, but JTG gets his knee up and slams Vlad's head into the corner. Vlad turns around quickly and takes out JTG with a big boot. Vlad captures JTG by his arms and hits some headbutts to JTG's chest, and attempts a running powerslam, but JTG wiggles out and hits a neckbreaker for a two-count. Vlad rams JTG back into the corner and tries to charge him again, but JTG gets a boot up again. JTG taunts on the top rope while Vlad is down, then jumps down on Vlad, who headbutts JTG in mid-air. He then picks up JTG and hits his Iron Curtain uranage for the win.
Winner: Vladimir Kozlov
-Maryse is backstage, and Yoshi goes up to talk to her. Yoshi asks if Maryse saw his match, and Maryse doesn't seem to care. Maryse asks Yoshi if he saw the purse Lucky Cannon got him, and Yoshi says that she cares more about things than people, and says he thinks they should break up, and walks off. Maryse yells that they can't break up, because they were never together. Lucky comes up and calms Maryse down. He says that Maryse needs a shopping spree and a date. He then walks off.
-The rookies are lined up at ringside, and Maryse says that all of these rookies have passion. However, one of the rookies must go home tonight.
-Jacob Novak has been eliminated.
-Novak throws his arms up and buries his head in the ring. Striker asks for Novak's thoughts. Novak says that this is the second time that the people have shoved him out. He says that maybe this isn't where Novak gets his redemption, but he'll be in the WWE someday. He says that he'll be back soon, to a chorus of boos. JTG meets Novak on the ramp and JTG yells at the crowd for disrespecting and hating his rookie.
-That's it for this week's edition of NXT Redemption. Thanks for reading.
Welcome to another edition of WWE Tough Enough. As revealed preview videos of the show, 2 hopefuls will be injured tonight... Who they are remains to be seen. But we'll find out within the hour!
We kick off the show with AJ arriving (alone) in the house. AJ says he in no way feels redeemed for not being eliminated, and that he still has to prove himself to Stone Cold and the other trainers. AJ says he's happy now, but it's going to be a long day tomorrow.
Fast forward, Christina is outside the house doing yoga with Trish Stratus. Trish says that she's the last girl in the house, and she thinks maybe she needed some girl time. Trish and Christina are talking about how far she's come, and that she's outlasted all of the other girls. Just some friendly encouragement from Trish to Christina.
Now we're watching everyone come to the ring area for daily training. Bill makes fun of Martin's boots and then tells Christina he's proud of how far she's made it, and tells her to make him even more proud.
Stone Cold enters (still waiting to hear glass shattering whenever he enters, but I don't think they're going to do it again...), and tells them all they will be practicing some moves. Booker says it looks like AJ looks like he's just going through the motions, and Bill tells Jeremiah to knock of the MMA crap. Everyone else seems to be doing fine, though Jeremiah seemed unhappy that he didn't impress the judges at all.
We're back from commercial, and now they are practicing getting thrown over the top rope. Stone Cold says they all look like trash blowing in the wind, and they need to do better. Booker gives a pretty funny, yet good example. AJ threw someone over the rope, and I couldn't catch who it was, and they got their wrist caught in the rope, but I don't think anything came of it. Andy working with Luke on the other hand, not so much. Andy accidentally(?) hit Luke in the nose, then threw him WAY to hard over the top and Luke had a bad landing. It looked a lot worse then it was though, but it definitely gave Andy some bad rep. After the exercise, Bill and Booker state their disappointment in AJ, Andy, and Jeremiah.
Back at the house, Andy is on the phone with his wife, as he watches some home videos of his toddler. He says he knows he had an off day, but he'll make up for it.
Then the Divas enter *sigh*, and it's 4 of the least talented in the WWE, in my opinion: Kelly, The Bellas, and Eve. They couldn't send in Gail or Beth or something? Anyway, they are just having casual talk with the guys and Christina. Christina is really excited about this and looks to seek advice from the Divas perspective. Kelly Kelly states that she really likes Christina, while Luke notes that unlike Andy, who (mockingly) says made a "promise to his wife", he's going to travel the roads living life like a rockstar. Jeremiah is asking The Bellas to smack him in the face, and Luke joins in too. Then those two end up smacking each other around.
Up next, the contestants are playing WWE All Stars (great game if you haven't tried it yet).
Stone Cold introduces the contestants to one of the guys who worked on WWE All Stars. This week's life skills challenge is about developing character. Stone Cold said when he first came into WWE he was The Ringmaster, and after 6 months of doing that he said he's done with that s***, and he turned into Stone Cold Steve Austin. The contestants are using Create a Wrestler mode. After that, they are facing off against each other. AJ's CAW was named Jackson Crash, which Austin seemed to kind of like. AJ said he remember what Stone Cold said about needing to be creative, so he made a persona he thought was creative. There's a couple one on one matches going on... I found it interesting that in the game, on this segment of TE, the crowd chants "Kick his ass.", yet in the game that I own and play, I've never heard that. Anyway, they all finish up and Stone Cold says to prepare for some late night training... Up next.
We're back, everyone is back at the training area while it's dark out. They are doing some basic stuff at first, but Christina notes that she has been getting a lot of praise lately. AJ gets criticized by both Booker and Bill, the latter of whom says it's become clear to him that AJ is the weakest link. They are all doing quick pins one, after another, after another... And then Martin's ankle pops and he gets checked out by the trainer. Bill asks how he is, and he assures him that he will be fine. However, when the trainer asks him to try and talk, and Martin can barely even stand on it. Bill and Booker tell him to get some ice on it. It's clear they believe he hurt, and they also believe he has what it takes. Martin rides to the hospital, and as he is limping his way in, we go to commercial.
We're back, and everyone at the house is just now waking up. Today is the skills challenge, and everyone is wondering if Martin is OK. While everyone is working out, Martin arrives in the area in a scene that literally is still giving me chills. He's in crutches, and he's wearing his belt. He tells SCSA that his ankle is fractured, and that his doctor won't allow him to continue. It bothers me a lot to see him go. He was very clearly passionate, and he was clearly one of, if not the top dog. Stone Cold calls him into his office. They have a quick chat about coming back from injuries, and becoming successful in the business. He tells him that the reason all of the other belts were on the wall is because he put them there, because those eliminated contestants weren't Tough Enough. But he's not going to do that to Martin. He's going to let him hang his own belt on the wall, because he believes he is Tough Enough. Bill, Booker, and Trish say goodbye, as well as the remaining contestants. Martin says he will wait until he's 100%, and he will come back and make it in this business. A sad moment as we go to commercial.
We're back, and to be frank, I'm still disappointed that Martin got injured. In any case, NOW it's time for the skills challenge. This week, which is about creativity, each contestant will have 2 minutes to do what they do in the ring, and make it look good, with one move off the top rope.. Before they start, Bill tells Christina that he believes in her. First up is Christina (working with AJ), and everyone agrees that she is looking good. She body slams AJ, gives him a little smack in the face for show, and goes up top. She hits an axehandle smash, and her leg buckles. She is already crying in pain, and Bill and Booker are discussing that they thought she was going for a cross body, and they say AJ got too close and made her go for the axehandle, then say it's his fault. Andy says he wants to win, he wants to beat Christina, but not like that. Stone Cold tells everyone to go home, go back to the house. There won't be an elimination tonight, and they have the night off. Both him and Bill look irritated.
Next week, The Rock guest stars on TE! Should be good. Now it's time for Raw...
CM Punk Talks WM27 Match With Orton & More Posted by Dave Mitchell on 05/17/2011 at 11:27 AM
Nexus leader CM Punk was recently interviewed by UK wrestling magazine Fighting Spirit. Here are some highlights of what Punk said about:
How Far He's Come In Wrestling: "For me the thing I'm most proud of — aside from being three-time heavyweight champion and winning Money In The Bank — is the fact that I started wrestling in my backyard when I was 15, and now I'm here ... I was CM Punk when I was rolling around with my friends in the backyard when I was 15, and now I'm CM Punk at WrestleMania XXVII fighting Randy Orton in front of 70,000 people."
His WM27 Match Against Randy Orton: "I hate everything I do when I watch stuff back, so I don't tend to generally watch my matches again, but I did watch that one and I liked it. Obviously there were a few things I wish I had done a little different, but it will hold-up over time. For me, the highest praise was having the so-called 'old timers' tell me that they liked it.
"Bret Hart went out his way to call me up and tell me how much he liked it. Randy's Dad (Bob Orton Jnr) loved it, as did Bob Armstrong. So much of wrestling's history said it was good, and that it was the match of the night.
Getting Cheered As A Heel: "On [WWE's recent UK tour] I was getting cheered which made me want to pull my hair out. I think it's mainly from the older audience and it's something that I think eventually happens to everyone when a level of respect is built-up. It's just up to me to get them to hate me again by pushing their buttons."
•CM Punk def. U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston in a Non-Title Match •Kelly Kelly def. WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella in a Non-Title Match •Rey Mysterio def. Alberto Del Rio by Disqualification •David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty def. WWE Tag Team Champions Big Show & Kane in a Non-Title Match •John Cena def. Jack Swagger in a No Holds Barred Match
Raw results: Pipe dreams By: Greg Adkins May 17, 2011 Tags: Raw: May 16, 2011 SAN ANTONIO – Remember the Alamo! That famous slogan was echoed throughout this Texas city after the vicious battles there in 1836. Nearly 200 years later, people are bound to remember San Antonio for a series of different battles, the ones leading up to WWE Over the Limit in just six days.
WWE Champion John Cena def. Jack Swagger (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | PHOTOS) When it comes to “I Quit” Matches, WWE Champion John Cena has a vocabulary consisting of just one word: “No.” The Miz realizes that fact and continues to try to figure a way to beat The Champ at WWE Over the Limit in just such a bout.
Earlier in the evening, Miz was allowed to choose both a match stipulation and an opponent for Cena in the night’s main event match and leveraged that to his advantage. The Cleveland Screamer chose a No Holds Barred Match and Jack Swagger as Cena’s opponent. The former World Heavyweight Champion got dirty right away, ambushing The Champ from behind. The All-American American would eventually pay for the ambush, though, when Cena snapped on an STF.
Despite Cena winning the bout, Miz was still swift to talk trash. He and hislackey, Alex Riley, attacked Cena, but The Champ pushed through the pain and chased the two from the ring, vowing that he will never utter the words “I quit.”
David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty def. WWE Tag Team Champion Big Show & Kane (WATCH | PHOTOS) It would have been like trying tear down a brick wall with a plastic fork. David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty were sent by CM Punk to dismantle WWE Tag Team Champions Big Show & Kane in a non-title match. Although their chances were scant, The Second City Savior evened the odds.
As The Big Red Monster prepared to unleash fury, the leader of the New Nexus slyly dropped Kane with a well-timed kick to the back of the head from the ring apron. The blow allowed McGillicutty to pin the WWE Tag Team Champion for the victory.
If Punk can beat the WWE Tag Team Champions without even competing, how difficult will it be for him to do it again when in a match with New Nexus powerhouse as his partner on Sunday in Seattle? For tickets to the event, click here.
Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler signed match contract for WWE Over the Limit (WATCH | PHOTOS) Michael Cole may want to invest in extra mouthwash. The “rat bastard” announcer signed a match contract with his rival Jerry Lawler for this Sunday’s WWE Over the Limit. After they had each signed, though, Cole revealed that he’d dropped in a stipulation making the contest a Kiss My Foot Match.
Unfortunately for Cole, this was before he’d ticked off his secret weapon, trainer Jack Swagger. The All-American American had been allied with Cole until the cheese-eating announcer hinted Swagger was his “sidekick.” That was enough to provoke the former World Heavyweight Champion to storm off and leave the weasely announcer wallowing with his foot in his mouth. He may want to get used to the taste.
Rey Mysterio def. Alberto Del Rio by Disqualification; WWE Over the Limit Match arranged (WATCH | PHOTOS) The Truth is out there. Unfortunately for Rey Mysterio, it can also be pretty crafty at times. After calling out R-Truth for ambushing him last week, Mysterio waited in vain for the former rapper to show. Instead, Alberto Del Rio confronted The Master of the 619, and the two agreed to settle their vast differences in the ring.
During the bout, however, Truth finally surfaced and distracted Mysterio. When Rey finally got back on track, he nearly nailed The Mexican Aristocrat with a 619 until Del Rio’s personal ring announcer interfered, allowing Rey to win by disqualification.
After the match, Truth slid into the ring and attacked WWE’s Ultimate Underdog. The former rapping Superstar then grabbed a mic and accepted Mysterio’s earlier challenge to face off at WWE Over the Limit this Sunday in Seattle.
Kelly Kelly def. WWE Divas Champion Brie Bella in a Non-Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Kelly Kelly must have realized you can run for only so long. After weeks of avoiding the onslaught of Kharma, the beautiful blond finally confronted her fears. After she bested Brie Bella in a non-title bout, Kelly was leveled by a frustrated Brie and her sister, Nikki.
Just then, the familiar notes of Kharma’s entrance theme wafted through the AT&T Center like an ominous fog. When the braided behemoth entered the ring, The Bellas attacked. Despite their efforts, though, Kharma proved unrelenting and demolished Nikki as her sister scurried off. She then approached the object of her attention. Rather than pummel Kelly, however, Kharma simply flipped her blonde locks, flicked her forehead and laughed like a woman possessed before walking away.
CM Punk def. U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston in a Non-Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) The Second City Savior vowed to show “leadership by example.” He needed to do something after the embarrassing shellacking he and his New Nexus disciple, Mason Ryan, suffered at the hands of their WWE Over the Limit opponents, WWE Tag Team Champions Big Show & Kane.
As a result, The Second City Savior challenged U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston to a non-title match. After prevailing over the impressive Dreadlock Dynamo, Punk announced that the New Nexus were on a road to redemption and vowed that the group will regain its former dominance.
The Miz chosen to arrange the night’s main event (PHOTOS) You’ve got to hand it to The Miz’s toady, Alex Riley – the guy is nothing if not loyal. One week after having being trapped in the STF compliments of WWE Champion John Cena, Riley was back, interrupting The Champ and heaping praise on his boss.
The WWE Champion and Miz, his adversary in an “I Quit” Match at WWE Over the Limit, stood toe-to-toe. As tensions mounted, Raw’s anonymous General Manager chimed in to announce, via Michael Cole, that, since The Champ got to choose the stipulation for their WWE Over the Limit match, The Cleveland Screamer would get to decide Cena’s opponent in the night’s main event match as well as the match stipulation. Miz grinned and deferred the decisions for later in the evening.
Angle talks about TNA's mis-use of Joe Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 05/16/2011 at 03:32 PM
Kurt Angle conducted an exclusive hour-long interview with Busted Open, which will aired earlier today on Sirius 92 and XM 207. Doug Mortman, Dave LaGreca and Angle talked about Chyna's debut, the Jeff Hardy incident the TNA name change, his new contract, the state of pro wrestling, and so much more in a candid and revealing sit-down.
TNA's creative direction (or lack thereof) with Samoa Joe: "I've been very vocal about Samoa Joe. I don't think we're using him the right way. I didn't like him putting paint on his face, it reminded me of Umaga. They were trying to do something comic with him with the Japanese guy….having his own ninja. It didn't quite work out with the Pope. To be honest with you, Samoa Joe hasn't been on that many house shows. The guy's getting paid well, we're not really using him that well, and when I came in, he was the guy. He was the guy I wanted to wrestle, him and AJ were the two guys I was really looking forward to wrestling. And Sting as well. I was looking forward to those matches I would have with AJ and Samoa Joe, and I've seen AJ escalate, and I've kind of seen Samoa Joe kind of just fade off, and that should not have happened. I don't know what happened. I know he got in a couple fights and arguments with creative and I think Joe was right in the sense of why he was complaining, but I don't think he rubbed people the right way and that might have made him suffer a little bit."
Angle talks about Impact Wrestling, Impact Zone Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 05/16/2011 at 03:30 PM
Kurt Angle conducted an exclusive hour-long interview with Busted Open, which will aired earlier today on Sirius 92 and XM 207. Doug Mortman, Dave LaGreca and Angle talked about Chyna's debut, the Jeff Hardy incident the TNA name change, his new contract, the state of pro wrestling, and so much more in a candid and revealing sit-down.
The Impact Zone holding TNA back from being bigger than they are: "That's where TNA has had long talks with SPIKE TV and we have come up with a solution. In the next three months we are starting to go out like we did Fayetteville. I don't think we should be doing two TV's in one night like we did in Fayetteville. I think we should be doing one TV at a time. We are starting to go out at different cities. We already have two scheduled for later this year. We're probably going to do it once a month. We're going to start doing TV's in different cities. I know TNA has talked with SPIKE about the funding. Both companies come together to fund it. The network and TNA, we are all in agreement. We did one in Fayetteville and it was the first time in a long time I had that other company feeling. There were only 4,000-4,500 people there, but it was still that feeling of that big time, big arena, and then we went to Cincinnati and had a really good turnout for the pay-per-view, so you're right that atmosphere really helps the wrestlers and when we got other cities like that and they're hot and ready for it, it's a lot better. You feel like you're performing for people who really care about professional wrestling. I personally believe we should be going out to different cities right now. I know they're in the process of doing that. In the next few months you are going to start seeing TNA on TV. TNA will be in Dallas, Texas. TNA will be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. TNA will be in New York City. TNA will be in Los Angeles, California, so it's happening. That's the next step. We have a start somewhere. It had to be in Impact Zone. Me personally? I hope we stay there in the next three-and-half year because it's easier on me. I get to stay there. To be honest with you the company has to take the next step. They're making money. They're doing well. They're signing big names. They're taking big steps forward. Thank God they got a bunch of TV deals all over the world. At least 60 of them that are paying good money for our TV. The company is making money. It's just a matter of going out there and doing the TV's in different cities and expanding. Internationally, we are doing phenomenal. Here in the United States, we are getting our butts kicked by the WWE. I think it has a lot to do with what you said not going to different cities to do TV's and pay-per-views."
On the house show in Brooklyn last year: "Oh it was incredible and it was done on a baseball field. The baseball stadium, the fans were at least, a hundred feet away. That was the first row. It was a pay-per-view moment. It wasn't a Wrestlemania moment, but it was a pay-per-view event, having 7,000/8,000 people. The place was packed. That's the kind of atmosphere that we need for our TV's. If we have that I think our ratings will start going up. We'll have a lot more. I think a lot more people will be interested. I think they are a lot more TNA fans out there, I should say Impact Wrestling fans out there then people would imagine. I think we have grown a fan base and we don't get enough credit for that because the ratings are always going up-and-down, up-and-down, and up-and-down. I believe we do have the fan base."
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, or any debacle that I have….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."
Angle talks about Jeff Hardy incident Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 05/16/2011 at 03:29 PM
Kurt Angle conducted an exclusive hour-long interview with Busted Open, which will aired earlier today on Sirius 92 and XM 207. Doug Mortman, Dave LaGreca and Angle talked about Chyna's debut, the Jeff Hardy incident the TNA name change, his new contract, the state of pro wrestling, and so much more in a candid and revealing sit-down.
The Jeff Hardy incident at the end of the Victory Road PPV: "That was an unfortunate situation where I think Jeff realizes it now. Whatever he did... this is something that's been talked about many times. Jeff made a mistake. If he was going to take any form of, let's say, sleep medication... he probably should've waited an hour before he did that. Jeff made a bad decision and he's learned from it. Jeff has been clean for the last month and he wants to come back and he's ready to come back and I believe that he won't make that mistake it again. But it did happen. I felt really bad. I felt bad for TNA, I felt bad for Jeff, I felt bad for the company. Jeff Hardy is an amazing wrestler. I have nothing bad to say about him, actually I love the kid.
"I wrestled Jeff at his best and I wrestled Jeff at his worst, and it's night and day. I think it has a lot to do with him. He goes to the house shows and he not only gives 110%, he acts like it's a PPV every time, and this is the problem with Jeff. He works too hard, and I used to do that. I stopped doing that about a year ago. My house show matches are great but they're not my PPV matches. There's a big difference and Jeff always puts on PPV performances every night. I watched him that week, three house shows right before the PPV, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. 30 minute matches with AJ Styles where they did not stop. And then he had the Sunday match with Sting, and I'm not sure what happened with Jeff, what decision he made, but I knew he was banged up hard because of those matches they had at the house shows. Jeff is one of those guys who needs to learn how to slow down at the right time and when to go at the right time and I think he's going to learn that in the near future."
Jericho Reveals He Almost Hosted Tough Enough Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/15/2011 at 04:18 PM
- Chris Jericho recently appeared on the UK's Ministry of Slam radio show and revealed that WWE almost used him as the host of the current season of Tough Enough. Jericho said:
"At one point I was in talks to host the show, but then Dancing With The Stars came up so it just wasn't going to work out. Steve's doing a great job – he's made it his show at this point. But it could have been Chris Jericho hosting the show and it would have had a bit of a different slant. I don't think I could have been as tough on those guys as Steve is. He's like a drill sergeant. It's fun to watch them squirm."
Results From The Sacrifice PPV: Sting vs. RVD, Chyna Returns And Much More
Read results from Sunday's Sacrifice Pay-Per-View event from Orlando, Florida, as Sting defended the World Heavyweight Championship against Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle and Chyna battled The Jarretts and much more!
Missed the Sacrifice event? Watch the replay all month long on your Pay-Per-View provider, or register to watch the PPV replay online at TNAOnDemand.com
Results from the Sacrifice Pay-Per-View event:
- Mexican America def. Ink Inc. - Kendrick def. Robbie E - Knockouts Title: Mickie James def. Madison Rayne - X Division Title: Kazarian def. Max Buck - Crimson def. "The Monster" Abyss - Tag Team Title: Beer Money def. Matt Hardy and Chris Harris - Tommy Dreamer def AJ Styles - Kurt Angle & Chyna def. The Jarretts - World Title: Sting def. Rob Van Dam to retain
- Mexican America defeated Ink Inc after Hernandez beat Jesse Neal, and constant interference by Rosita and Sarita. Ink Inc looked to have Mexican America beat, but miscommunication between Jesse Neal and Shannon Moore opened the door for Rosita and Sarita to give Hernandez and Anarquia the advantage.
- The Jarretts came out, with Karen in a walking boot after claiming injury after a fall this weekend. Jarrett claimed Karen couldn't compete due to doctor's decision, and that there would be no match against Kurt Angle and Chyna. However, out came Mick Foley - who said the x-rays were false, Karen was lying and that he was forcing The Jarretts to compete against Angle and Chyna! The Jarretts were so enraged that Karen ripped off her protective boot and threw it at Foley, proving she was lying!
- Before the next bout, Kendrick gave an oddball interview about restoring the spotlight to the X Division. Kendrick defeated Robbie E (with Cookie) after a flip dropkick and a pinfall. After the match, the bizarre Kendrick tried to befriend Robbie E and Cookie and wouldn't let him leave the ring. All Robbie E and Cookie could do was call him a freak!
- Before the Knockouts Title match, Madison Rayne told Tara to stay in the back so she wouldn't end up costing her the bout against champion Mickie James - but Tara came out anyway after the introductions, enraging Madison. During the bout, Madison tried to use a loaded glove, but Tara took it away from her! In the end, Mickie James defeated Madison Rayne to retain the Knockouts Championship after Tara knocked out Madison in the ring with the glove!
- Kazarian defeated Max Buck to retain the X Division Championship after a grueling bout between the two X Division stars. The match saw several daredevil moves, including a 450 splash by Buck and Kazarian hitting a sunset flip on Buck on the outside - smashing Buck's head on the concrete! In the end, Kazarian hit a Shining Wizard out of nowhere on Buck to get the win and retain the title!
- In a brutal match between two of TNA's big men, Crimson faced Abyss. Both competitors battered each other, but the undefeated Crimson held his own against the veteran Abyss. During the match, Abyss brought his spiked board weapon Janice into the ring, but Crimson hit a tackle and avoided it. In the end, Crimson hit a sky high powerbomb on the massive Abyss, getting the pin and the win! Crimson's win streak is still alive with the big win over "The Monster".
- In a bout between the two former tag team partners in James Storm and Chris Harris, Beer Money beat Harris and Matt Hardy to retain the World Tag Team Title. Harris tried to avoid Storm early on, and Harris and Hardy concentrated on beating down Roode and keeping Storm out. When Storm finally got his chance, he pummeled Harris, unloading plenty of anger. In the end, Storm hit a superkick on Harris, but instead of Beer Money using their DWI finisher, they instead used America's Most Wanted's old finisher the Death Sentenace to finish off Harris for the pin and the win.
- Tommy Dreamer was able to defeated AJ Styles, after hitting Styles with a piledriver through a table following interference by Bully Ray. AJ had the early advantage and fought with Dreamer throughout the arena. Dreamer introduced weapons into the match - including a table which AJ Styles jumped off for a flying fist. Dreamer tried to use a fork on AJ's face, but Styles avoided it. AJ tried to end the match with a Styles Clash on the table, but Bully Ray came in and smashed AJ with a chain. This allowed Dreamer to hit the Piledriver on the table for the win.
- Up next it was time for the wrestling return of Chyna! In the mixed tag team match between The Jarretts and Kurt Angle and Chyna, it was men vs. men and women vs. women. Chyna tagged in early, but Karen wanted nothing to do with her and ran away, leaving Kurt Angle to assault Jeff Jarrett for much of the bout with suplexes and submissions. Finally, Chyna tagged in and suplexed and slammed Jarrett. Chyna then chased Karen back into the ring, where she ran into her former husband Kurt, who cornered her for Chyna. Chyna hit a jumping DDT on Karen and joined Kurt in a double-Ankle Lock submission on both Jarretts to get the submission wins! Chyna was victorious in her return to wrestling!
- Up next was the big main event for the World Heavyweight Championship with Sting defending against Rob Van Dam! Out first was Mr. Anderson to provide commentary, who will face the winner at Slammiversary for the World Title. After introductions of both challenger and champion and the match start, Rob Van Dam took the early advantage until the match spilled into the audience. In the crowd, RVD injured his leg, allowing Sting to take momentum. Back in the ring, Sting was fired up and went for the Stinger Splash, but missed. RVD, still somewhat hobbled, went for the Five Star Frog Splash and the win, but missed! In turn, Sting hit TWO Scorpion Deathdrops to get the pin and the win on RVD to retain the championship! After the bout, RVD raised Sting's hand in victory, while Mr. Anderson came to the ring to stare down the champion as the PPV went off the air!
Catch the replay all month long on Pay-Per-View or online at TNAOnDemand.com
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