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WWE Concerned About SmackDown Business Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/04/2011 at 05:50 PM
There has been concern expressed within WWE this past week regarding SmackDown live event business. When WWE did the Draft after Edge retired, the idea was that SmackDown had to be made strong enough that it could still draw on the road. It's been noted that Orton, Christian and Sheamus aren't doing good business on top and WWE went in with the idea that Orton would be strong enough to carry the brand, as far as the business side of things go. All of this likely has to do with this weekend's SmackDown shows being canceled and moved to September.
Kurt Angle Interview: Back & Forth with Orton Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/05/2011 at 11:17 AM
- Kurt Angle recently spoke with The Daily Mirror in the UK. Here are some highlights, courtesy of PWTorch:
* Angle said he signed a new 3 year deal with TNA last week and emphasized his commitment to TNA.
* Karen Jarrett was most hesitant about their current storyline but wanted to get back on TNA TV. Angle said Karen wasn't sure this was the way to go.
* Angle talked about the situation with Randy Orton on Twitter where they talked about each other using their finishing moves. Angle said he told Orton ahead of time that he would be using the RKO at TNA Lockdown in response to Orton using the Angle Slam at WrestleMania. Angle said what upset him about this and WWE building Jack Swagger as the next "him" is that he's not retired. Angle noted that he didn't use Ken Shamrock's ankle Lock until Ken was retired from wrestling.
* Angle said he wanted to represent TNA at the 2012 Olympics and the company will be helping him get there, giving him 20-25 days a month off to train.
Exclusive videos of the IMPACT WRESTLING stars talking about why Wrestling Matters To Them. From a personal and professional point of view, each star will discuss what drives their passion and dedication for the sport of wrestling.
•Christian def. Mark Henry •Alicia Fox & Tamina def. A.J. & Kaitlyn •Jinder Mahal def. Yoshi Tatsu •Ezekiel Jackson def. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett in an Intercontinental Championship Match (Count-out) •Daniel Bryan def. Ted DiBiase •World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Sheamus
SmackDown results: Deliberating the dilemma By: Michael Burdick June 3, 2011 Tags: SmackDown: June 3, 2011 DES MOINES, Iowa – Once again, Christian thrust himself into the limelight, costing Sheamus his World Title opportunity before making a powerful statement to World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton.
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Sheamus (WATCH | PHOTOS) From the start of the World Heavyweight Championship Match between Randy Orton and Sheamus, it looked as if special guest referee Christian would call things right down the middle. However, in WWE, things can change just like that.
When Sheamus inadvertently ran into Captain Charisma and attempted to pin WWE’s Apex Predator, Christian failed to finish the three-count – clutching his arm in apparent pain. But, after a frustrated Celtic Warrior shoved Christian, the temporary official blasted him with his supposed injured arm, paving the way for the reinvigorated Orton to hit the RKO and successfully defend his title.
Then, as the eight-time World Champion celebrated his triumph, Christian stunned the WWE Universe, smashing Orton with the World Title before shouting at his prey that “he can beat him.”
Daniel Bryan def. Ted DiBiase (WATCH | PHOTOS) In an intense battle, Daniel Bryan overcame Ted DiBiase with the Lebell Lock, grabbing his second victory in as many weeks. Immediately after the pin, however, the extremely bitter Cody Rhodes attacked Bryan. This inspired the international sensation Sin Cara to leap to the rescue, using his logic-defying arsenal to clear the squared circle of both Rhodes and DiBiase.
Ezekiel Jackson def. Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett in an Intercontinental Championship Match by Count-out (WATCH | PHOTOS) Barely escaping Ezekiel Jackson’s submission backbreaker, Wade Barrett held onto the Intercontinental Title by getting counted-out of the match. When The Corre stormed into the ring for a post-match attack, the English Superstar pulled back, leaving Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel to feel the full wrath of “The Personification of Domination.”
Jinder Mahal def. Yoshi Tatsu (WATCH | PHOTOS) In his debut SmackDown match, Jinder Mahal overcame Yoshi Tatsu with a brutal full nelson, suplex slam. After the bell, he instructed The Punjabi Warrior to crush his opponent with the excruciating Khali Vise Grip.
Cody Rhodes denied losing to Daniel Bryan (WATCH | PHOTOS) One week after Daniel Bryan made him tap to the Lebell Lock, Cody Rhodes dismissed the idea that Bryan defeated him at all. As his bagmen handed out paper bags to the WWE Universe in the hopes that they might cover their faces, Rhodes cited that he left Byran flat on the canvas after a brutal post-match assault. He predicted that one day soon, his adversary – who “oozes ordinary” – will be watching him win the World Heavyweight Title from the crowd with a paper bag on his head.
Alicia Fox & Tamina def. A.J. & Kaitlyn (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite another valiant effort by the explosive Diva combination of A.J. and Kaitlyn – backed by third-generation Diva Natalya – Tamina snatched the victory for Alicia Fox and herself, hitting A.J. with the Samoan Drop. Christian def. Mark Henry (WATCH | PHOTOS) One week after coming up short in a Triple Threat No. 1 Contender’s Match, Christian triumphed over The World’s Strongest Man Mark Henry with the Killswitch.
Addressing the WWE Universe after the match, Christian made it clear that he didn’t blame the referee or anybody else for what happened to him one week ago. But, he did make it clear that he should be facing Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship instead of Sheamus. When SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long emerged, Captain Charisma took a play from the GM’s book, asking the WWE Universe if they would rather see The Viper face him or The Celtic Warrior – or even a Triple Threat Match between the three explosive Superstars. Although Long wouldn’t oblige his appeals, he opted to make Christian the Special Guest Referee in the World Title main event. (PHOTOS)
WWE.com has moved Alex Riley's profile from the SmackDown roster page to the Raw roster page.
Riley was moved to the SmackDown brand in the 2011 Supplemental Draft. He debuted on the April 29 episode of SmackDown, interrupting Randy Orton and given an RKO in response. This was his only television appearance on the brand. Riley continued to appear on Raw, alongside The Miz. The Miz fired Riley as his assistance on the May 23 Raw, blaming him for his lack of success in regaining the WWE Championship. It was announced the following Monday that the Anonymous Raw General Manager had hired Riley, therefore moving him back to Raw.
Foley update: TNA status, WWE return? Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 06/03/2011 at 02:42 PM
Last night's episode of Impact Wrestling concluded with Hulk Hogan announcing that Mick Foley had been fired as the Network Executive.
Hogan opened up a legal document and said that effective immediately, The Network has exercised the option of terminating said position. He then said to the camera, "Mick Foley, you're fired!" Hogan's theme music played and Bischoff said, "This is the happiest day of my life."
Foley lampooned news of his on-screen firing on Twitter. He wrote, "Wait, I was FIRED?!? Are you CEREAL..I mean SERIOUS?!?"
He added, "Wait, I just checked my DVR and it cut out during Bischoff's speech. I can't be fired; I just got back a few weeks ago. Right?"
Foley then teased a possible return to WWE, saying The Miz needs a new assistant (following the dismissal of Alex Riley) and he needs a new job.
He wrote, "Good point @DHStom - I think @mikethemiz might need a new assistant..and I need a new job. Interesting, huh?"
He then retweeted a fan's comment indicating that he could have appeared at Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's birthday bash rather than return to TNA for a few weeks. It read: "Good thing Mick had to stay around for 3 weeks rather than be at @TheRock 's bday bash. #baddecisions"
In accordance with the storyline, his profile has been removed from the company website's roster page. Foley, however, is still under contract to TNA. It expires in early September and he stated during an interview late last year with GeekWeek.com that he doesn't plan on renewing it.
Exclusive videos of the IMPACT WRESTLING stars talking about why Wrestling Matters To Them. From a personal and professional point of view, each star will discuss what drives their passion and dedication for the sport of wrestling.
WWE Teases Shaquille O'Neal vs. The Big Show Posted by Andy Steven on 06/03/2011 at 01:50 PM
Following NBA star Shaquille O'Neal announcing his retirement earlier this week, WWE is playing up the idea of O'Neal returning to the promotion:
"WWE Universe member Shaquille O'Neal has had the world abuzz since announcing his retirement from the NBA. After his tussle with Big Show as Raw guest star, WWE fans might wonder if the 15-time All-Star will now look to settle his one-night rivalry."
Update on Sin Cara's status and possible signing Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 06/02/2011 at 09:48 PM
In addition to FCW talent Alex Koslov, luchador Averno was one of the unidentified wrestlers in the Sin Cara in-ring videos that WWE shot in Los Angeles back before he made his debut.
Averno saying he hasn’t signed with WWE is being done so he can keep interest in his final match with CMLL. The belief is that Averno will come into WWE without his mask and one name thrown around for him is Rey Ortiz II.
Regarding Cara, there was concern about him after his pay-per-view match against Chavo Guerrero but WWE officials are determined to make him work because he has been promoted as the first talent brought on by Triple H. There has always been skepticism of Cara’s inability to speak English and right now, he’s mainly communicating through one of the WWE referees who is bi-lingual.
Further Update on Jeff Hardy's Legal Issues Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/03/2011 at 10:37 AM
Jeff Hardy's court case has been continued once again, this time until June 27th. Back at the April 21st hearing, Moore County Sentencing Services program administrator Becky Carlson told the court she needed until June 1st to finish Hardy's evaluation but sources report that it's been pushed back again. It looks like the case might finally be coming to an end later this month.
TNA Done With Chyna After Latest Porn Video Posted by Dave Mitchell on 06/03/2011 at 09:48 AM
Following her recent return to the national wrestling scene for TNA Wrestling, things were starting to look good for Chyna's future in the business. She appeared to be in good shape on television, all indications were that she was professional to work with and there was talk of TNA signing her to a long-term contract. That was until news came out that Chyna is getting back into the porn business.
TMZ.com is reporting that TNA told Chyna point blank - if her new sex tape comes out, she will never work for them again.
Chyna's latest hardcore adult movie "Backdoor Into Chyna" is set to be relased by Vivid Video later this month - and TNA has informed her that their previous contract offer is dead.
Chyna told TMZ, "The whole thing has been constant drama ... it's all good in the end ... [TNA] is missing the boat ... FREEDOOOM!"
- Jesse Neal missed the last few TNA Impact Wrestling TV tapings because of a neck injury he suffered back at the Sacrifice pay-per-view when Hernandez dropped him hard with his finisher. No word yet on when he will return.
- The current Crimson vs. Samoa Joe feud is being considered as a big deal. Crimson has been given a push with a winning streak and while it's recognized Crimson is green, the feeling is that Joe is a good enough worker with credibility with the fans to get it over.
More on cell phone ban at Impact tapings Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 06/02/2011 at 09:52 PM
Word going around is that TNA does not agree with Universal Studio's decision to ban fans from using mobile devices to send spoilers online. Word is that the first time you're caught, you will be warned but with repeat violations the fan will be banned from the arena for a definite period of time which could be a month to three months to permanently. While a fan was ejected at Monday's tapings for providing spoilers, we hope to have more details soon.
The show starts with Velvet Sky and ODB fighting backstage; they come through the Impact Zone fighting (rather hot). It turns into a match somehow and ODB wins. Miss Tessmacher comes out to help up Velvet.
Mr. Anderson comes out in a different old school Sting outfit says he is going to wrestle someone from Sting’s past tonight, someone with whom he had a storied feud.
Backstage, Eric Bischoff is pacing upset and worried over a letter he was served by an attorney. He is talking to Hulk Hogan on the phone in a worried manner.
Bischoff comes to the ring and calls out Beer Money. He says that Robert Roode cannot compete and help James Storm defend the TNA Tag Team Championship at Slammiversary.
Alex Shelley returns and tells the crowd that he is sad to announce Chris Sabin tore his ACL and MCL and won’t be back until 2012. He then says the Network is allowing him if accepted by Beer Money to help James Storm defend the tag titles against The British Invasion at the PPV. Beer Money accepts. Second Match
Brian Kendrick vs. Kazarian for No. 1 contendership of the TNA X Division Championship.
Abyss comes out and forces a no contest after he lays them both out.
Crimson beat Matt Hardy.
After match Samoa Joe enters and wrecks Crimson.
Angelina Love with Winter beat Miss Tessmacher
Backstage, Mr. Anderson talks with Eric Young. He talks Young into dressing up as The Great Muta to wrestle him tonight to go back to the NWA days. EY finally agrees.
Eric Young (working as “The Not so Great Muta”) beat Mr. Anderson (Dressed as old school Sting)
Gunner ends up distracting the referee and it backfires and Young hits the mist on Anderson then hits the moonsault for the win. Beat down on EY by Gunner and Anderson. The real Sting comes out to make the save.
AJ Styles comes out and calls out Bully Ray because he hears Bully Ray wants to call him out. They go back and forth on the mic and setup a “Falls Count Anywhere” match at Slammiversary.
Jeff Jarrett & Scott Steiner beat Matt Morgan and Kurt Angle
Steiner gets the pin on Matt Morgan after a low blow when Angle and Jarrett fight up the ramp. Somehow Karen Jarrett falls off the ramp and it looks like her leg is “broken.”
Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff come to the ring thinking hey are going to read the note they were served and be fired from the Network’s attorney. After Bischoff talks for 10 minutes about how much Mick Foley stinks and has since his Cactus Jack days, Hogan finally reads the letter out loud. As he reads a part of the letter that states “immediate resignation from office,” Bischoff starts to leave the ring.
However, Hogan finishes his sentence with Mick Foley is fired. The show ends with Hogan and Bischoff celebrating in the ring.
Check out the latest preview from the newest episode of THS. It's S11, E3, "Matt Trains Reby"-watch as myself, Jeff, & Kimo train the beautiful Reby Sky in the BCR Dome's ring. Enjoy, and catch the episode available only on www.TheHardyShow.com!
- Nobody within WWE expects Kharma to be released while she's pregnant, based on how high officials were on her and other factors like Linda McMahon considering a Senate run in 2012 and WWE already being sued once for releasing Dawn Marie while she was pregnant. Kharma will likely have how ever many months she's out for added onto her current contract to make up for the lost time.
We don't know how far along in her pregnancy she is but she could be back in time for WrestleMania 28 next year.
Update On Luchador Averno Signing With WWE Posted by Andy Steven on 06/02/2011 at 09:37 AM
In a recent interview with Diario Record this week, luchador Averno denied all reports suggesting he has signed a deal with WWE. He stated that his main focus right now is to take La Mascara’s mask at CMLL’s Jucio Final event in mid-June.
His father Rodolfo Ruiz who is a referee for EMLL stated in a different interview that his son, Averno is heading to WWE.
It seems like Averno is trying to keep his cards close to himself with not wanting leak any information out to the media. He is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Super Luchas, with the headline saying “he has a foot in WWE.”
Two days after the New World Order fell apart, the aftermath begins in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Shannon Moore vs. Lash LeRoux, New World Order on the mic, Bam Bam Bigelow(c) vs. The Demon - Hardcore Championship, Stevie Ray vs. Booker T, Billy Kidman vs. Crowbar, Sid Vicious and Terry Funk vs. The Harris Brothers, Lex Luger vs. Fit Finlay, The Mamalukes(c) vs. Lane and Idol - Tag Titles, Ric Flair on the mic, Ric Flair vs. Dustin Rhodes, Jeff Jarrett vs. Scott Hal
WWE Fails To Provide Dark Main Event After SD Posted by Andy Steven on 06/01/2011 at 10:06 AM
Thanks to PWMania.com reader Marc Kerns for sending this in:
At this week's Smackdown taping in Des Moines, IA, the advertised main event, which was to be a dark match, was listed as Christian vs. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship. Once Smackdown was off the air, instead of the advertised match, fans were surprised to see Mark Henry make an entrance to the ring. As to who his opponnent was to be, nobody knew, as nobody ever came out.
Mark Henry stood in the ring for nearly 5 minutes before finally trying to pass the time by cutting an impromptu promo in front of fans at Wells Fargo Arena. However, each time he would try to begin talking, the microphones would die out. So instead, he decided to taunt several fans, including Joey Anderson, who wrestles for the independent promotion "Adrenaline Pro Wrestling." After 15 minutes had passed since Smackdown had gone "off-air," Tony Chimel made an announcement stating that while fans waited for Mark Henry's opponnent, WWE wanted to thank the fans for attending.
Finally, Mark Henry's music started back up, and fans thought they were finally moments away from a hopefully decent dark match. After a couple of minutes, Mark Henry's music stops, and Hornswoggle's hits. However, we got no Hornswoggle. A couple of minutes later, Hornswoggle's music stops, and Great Khali's old music hits, yet again, no Khali. Finally, Khali's music stops, and Mr. McMahon's music hits. Again, no show from the Chairman. Finally, Mark Henry had gotten tired of waiting for an opponnent, and walked backstage, ending a nearly 20 minute wait for a dark match opponnent. Needless to say, the fans were not happy with the outcome of WWE's promise of a dark match.
-- Chris Sabin will be sidelined until 2012 after tearing both the ACL and MCL in his knee during a match last month on iMPACT!. He underwent surgery on his injured knee earlier this month.
Sabin suffered the injury during a match against Anarquia at the April 20 iMPACT! taping. He went for a springboard clothesline and tweaked his knee when the Mexican America member was out-of-position to receive the maneuver. The referee was instructed to end the match when it appeared Sabin was injured.
The show opens with the usual recap piece narrated by "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, going over what happened on the show last week. Last week AJ and Christina were eliminated from the show. Three contestants remain - Luke, Jeremiah and Andy. We see Jeremiah and Luke partying in the house with beer. Jeremiah says he doesn't care who comes back, he doesn't think any of them should come back.
We see a clip of Andy who says is he angry and isn't happy with being in the bottom three. They show Andy getting back in the house and he blows off Luke and Jeremiah who ask him about what happened. Andy tells them they already know what happened.
The three contestants arrive at the gym and are greeted by Booker T, Bill DeMott and Trish Stratus. There is no theme this week. Bill says he wants a cross-body and Luke and Jeremiah get in the ring and start working. DeMott says all they want is to see the best they have. Book puts over the work in the ring as the camera cuts to a pleased shot of Steve Austin.
Booker T wants to see a hip toss. Jeremiah, Andy and Luke take turns working in pairs. Andy botches the drill with Luke. Booker tells him he has to be in control and lectures him. They cut to Andy who says "he messed up" and he can't say he won't mess up again but he'll never stop improving.
Bill DeMott wants to practice lockups. Trish says there's no reason they can't get this at the point. We see Andy and Luke lock up and Andy put Luke in a side headlock than Luke coming off the ropes and botching a maneuver, nearly blowing up Andy. Austin stops and scolds them. Jeremiah and Luke are working and another botch occurs and Austin asks if either just broke their ankle. DeMott says someone should have gotten hurt. We see a clip of DeMott crapping on Jeremiah's in-ring abilities. Booker T says all three failed the test and sends them off by telling them to "have a good night." Jeremiah says no excuses but they just really had a bad day.
Coming up, The Miz gives the contestants a lesson in awesome.
- Commercial break -
We come back from break and the contestants are at a WWE photo shoot where Steve Austin tells them there is a lot more to being a WWE superstar than just being in the ring. Austin introduces The Miz. They role highlight footage of the former WWE Champion.
The Miz congratulates the contestants but he stresses press and promotion is a major part of the business. Trish informs the guys they will be shooting for WWE Magazine and tells them to get ready for their close-up. They show Andy, Luke and Jeremiah at make-up where Andy appears awkward.
Luke comes out with the WWE Championship belt and tells Austin he feels comfortable in the suit. Austin says Luke looks like he could do this all day long and puts over his "pretty boy" looks.
Andy comes out dressed just like Luke in a black suit with the title belt. The Miz says you can tell Andy is just a nice good ole guy. Miz tells Andy he can do whatever he wants with the belt, it's his photo shoot. Trish tells him he looked awkward holding the belt. The Miz says he hopes Andy can get out of his shell because if he can't - WWE will eat him alive. Andy appears to loosen up and gets praise from Trish.
Jeremiah comes out with his teeth out but dressed up with his hair slicked back. The Miz doesn't like the no teeth but Austin put him over in a big way and said he may have a bright future. The Miz reminds the contestants he's awesome and leaves. Austin says Bill and Booker are waiting back at the ranch and it's back to work.
- Commercial break -
We're back at the ranch with the contestants arriving to Booker T, Bill DeMott (why do I keep wanting to type Hugh Morris) and Trish Stratus. We see a clip of Luke saying they have to bring it at all times. Andy gets in the ring and works with Bill Demott. Luke goes next and Jeremiah follows. Booker T says he can bring them to the water but they have to drink. Booker and Trish take time to lecture Andy to be the big man that he is. We cut to footage of Andy says it's been a slow process of figuring out who he is in the ring. Booker and Trish like the adjustments he makes. He continues to work with Luke and convinces DeMott. We cut to a clip of DeMott who says he may have convinced Luke and Jeremiah he might be a force to be recognized with.
Luke and Jeremiah work and Book tells Jeremiah to slow it down. Bill echos the same thing saying he's in such a hurry to get to where he needs to be it doesn't work. We see footage of Jeremiah talking about his speed and inexperience. He says he has no room for error. Booker tells Jeremiah he is looking good and DeMott says everything he does from now all is all speed. We cut to a clip of DeMott who says he needs to slow down and digest everything. We see a clip of Luke who says today was a refreshing atmosphere from what has been happening. Bill sends them home after a good day.
We go to a children's hospital with Steve Austin with the contestants. Austin talks about how WWE likes to give back to their fans. Austin puts over WWE's good deeds to "make a difference." Luke and Austin go in the room of a sick little boy and Austin introduces the contestants as Austin signs an autograph for a little boy.
Andy and Austin go into the room of a little girl where Andy explains he's a trainee. We see footage of Andy talking about how he couldn't imagine how hard it could be as a parent.
In the lobby Austin says the kids are tougher and braver than him. Austin and Jeremiah go into a room where they have to "gown up." They entertain the little girl and a clip is shown of Austin talking to the contestants in the lobby.
- Commercial break -
We're back at the ranch and the trainers await the contestants. Austin says this week is about putting everything together what they have learned throughout the competition. Austin says they are going to do a comprehensive skills challenge and at the end of the day someone is going home. Austin asks if they are ready for it and they of course say yes.
Up first in running the ropes. Austin adds a dimension such as a slam, etc. as the contestants take time working in pairs. Bill DeMott says it's like they are watching their kids and it's painful because he can't stop and help them. We see a clip of Andy saying it's the last day so you got to let it all out. They cut to footage of Andy at the beginning of the competition. They cut to footage of him now with Trish putting him over on the commentary over it. She questions if it is enough at this point in the competition.
They put the heavy bag in the ring, slam it and drop three elbows. Booker T says Luke has "got it back" but got knocked off from his pedestal for a moment as they show footage from a past episode. We see footage of Luke saying he knew when he got to drop and elbow on the heavy bag it was his chance to shine and he dropped a perfect elbow today. DeMott talks about Jeremiah and questions if he is capable but then dogs him for slamming the heavy bag in the wrong direction. Jeremiah does an inverted elbow drop off the top rope and got praise but DeMott says you can't fix it 300 night a year. He says Jeremiah has glimpses of great stupidity.
Austin feeds them another set of moves which includes a drop kick, leap frog and an arm drag. Jeremiah is the first to start messing up. Austin says he can't quite grasp everything you need to do to maintain a safe level. Austin calls all three in the ring and says this isn't the bottom three this is the final three. He tells them to go home and pack their things and come back and meet him in the middle of the ring. DeMott says it all comes down to the captain of the ship and Steve has some tough choices to make.
- Commercial break -
Back from break, the three contestants are back at the house. Jeremiah says he pulled a move "ain't no one ever seen before" and impressed everyone. Andy told him it was dangerous. They show footage of Andy talking about how wreckless Jeremiah is in the ring. Andy and Luke hug as Andy packs his bags. We cut to footage of Luke saying he's done the best job of showing he is the best. They all three take a shot (liquor for Jeremiah and Luke and water for Andy) before heading to the ranch to meet Steve Austin.
All three remaining contestants are in the ring as Steve Austin gets in to join them. They role music to "play up" the moment. Austin says he's proud of all them but someone is going home. He starts with Jeremiah. He asks him about the army and Jeremiah tells him he was in for three years and did a tour in Afghanistan and came home and started fighting. Jeremiah says he's in this for lifetime.
Andy is next to get Steve Austin in his face. Austin tells him he's "too weak" and "fragile" mentally. He asks him what he has to say about it and Andy tells him he's full of it. Andy says it's been tough leaving his wife and family. Austin asks Jeremiah if he has a kid and Austin says he hasn't see him emotionally fragile since he's been here. Austin asks Jeremiah what he thinks about Andy he says he thinks he's soft. He puts over his divorce and Austin jokes about his three. Jeremiah says he's emotionally stronger than Luke.
Austin tells Luke he's not bringing much to the table. He's a good looking guy with nothing else. Luke tells Austin this is the entertainment business. Austin says after twenty years in it he wasn't quite clear. Luke says today he dropped a mean elbow today and picked up swagger. Austin says Jeremiah, someone who has never done this, is pretty impressive. Luke says he'll give him that. Austin says you don't have to give him that you earned it. Luke says Jeremiah looked to him for advice so that's a win for him. Austin says Jeremiah's win could be Luke's loss.
- Commercial break -
Back from break, they role footage of what Luke just said about Jeremiah's win. Luke says it's funny if you're looking not to pull punches he might be the arrogant one of the group. Austin asks Jeremiah if he's the arrogant one. Jeremiah says he's not arrogant he's confident. Jeremiah says he has skills; Austin asks Luke his opinion and Luke says he won the skills competition and Jeremiah blew it. Jeremiah says "I ain't perfect."
Andy has tears in his eyes and Austin asks him if he's going to cry. Andy says he's emotional and he doesn't care who knows it. Austin says for everything he likes about Andy physically he thinks he lacks in charisma. Andy says he has enough fire for everyone in this ring and has a mean streak a mile long. Andy says he thinks Luke has zero potential in this business and he isn't comfortable in his own skin. Luke says he loves his own skin.
Austin questions Luke about his nervous laugh. Luke puts himself over and tells Austin he can call it what he wants. Andy says he didn't bring it to the table every time because he hasn't been in the business that long. Jeremiah says he put it all on the line and says he got it done. Austin asks him what happened today then and Jeremiah says he left it all in the ring. Steve tells him he left a pile of crap in the ring today. He said today he felt like Jeremiah was going to break his neck today. Jeremiah says he has a lot to learn but since he's been here since day one he hasn't hurt anyone even though he might have had a couple close calls.
Austin addresses Andy, Luke and Jeremiah. He says they all put up a heck of a fight and he's making his decision based on what he's seen. Austin tells Jeremiah the skill level finally past him by and although not by much he's sending him home. Austin tells Jeremiah this green rookie almost sent you home and looks at Luke and tells Andy he came real close to sending you home.
Jeremiah is the final elimination leading up to Andy and Luke being the remaining contestants for next week's live finale. They role a clip of Jeremiah saying goodbye. We go back to the ring and Austin talks about the next time they'll see one another which is at the Florida Championship Wrestling facility where they will compete in an exhibition in front of the WWE brass. Austin gives them all beers and they drown them in the ring. They cut to footage of both Andy and Luke talking about how they are excited they are in the finals. They show footage of next week's show featuring the exhibition matches they taped earlier this month.
What you didn't see on RAW this week Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 05/30/2011 at 11:18 PM
Thanks to Lance for sending in the following:
After tonight's WWE Raw went off the air the Anonymous Raw General Manager announced through Michael Cole that R-Truth would still get a title shot against John Cena at WWE Capitol Punishment as long as he apologized for his actions on Raw tonight.
In the dark match main event John Cena quickly beat The Miz to retain the WWE Championship. Miz didn't even get his shirt off for the match. Cena celebrated in the ring with the father (that wore the drink) and kids wearing the red Cena shirts.
Fan Ejected From Impact Taping For Texting Results Posted by Dave Mitchell on 05/30/2011 at 10:32 PM
A man was ejected from Monday’s Impact Wrestling taping in Orlando, Florida for texting spoilers results with his mobile device.
The man was ejected from the Impact! Wrestling Zone by TNA personnel and escorted off Universal Studios Florida property by an Orlando area police officer. He was shown a page on the PWInsider website displaying the spoilers results he had sent on a mobile device owned by a member of TNA security and informed he was being removed from the premises.
It was reported last week that TNA banned the use of cellular phones and mobile devices at the Impact! Wrestling Zone during Impact Wrestling tapings in order to prevent spoilers from surfacing online. Sources within TNA indicate that Universal Studios officials issued the directive, not TNA.
•Dolph Ziggler def. U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston in a Non-Title Match •Eve & Kelly Kelly def. Divas Champion Brie Bella & her sister, Nikki •CM Punk def. Rey Mysterio •Evan Bourne def. Jack Swagger •R-Truth def. WWE Champion John Cena by Count-out in a Non-Title Match
Raw results: Truth and justice By: Greg Adkins May 30, 2011 Tags: Raw: May 30, 2011 OMAHA, Neb. – Many Americans enjoy their three-day weekend barbecuing, relaxing and honoring the men and women of the U.S. military. Unfortunately for the WWE Universe, however, crazy never seems to take a holiday, and R-Truth’s been working overtime.
R-Truth def. WWE Champion John Cena by Count-out in a Non-Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) R-Truth may be crazy, but he’s not stupid. After landing a non-title match against WWE Champion John Cena, the delusional Superstar made the best of it. During the bout, he slid out of the ring and traded blows with his opponent. After a good bit of cat-and-mouse, Truth made a beeline for the ring. When he hopped over a security barricade, Cena tried to follow, but Truth leveled him with a forearm to the head. The delusional Superstar then quickly slid back into the ring, and The Champ was counted out.
Truth then hopped back over the barricade and confronted a “little Jimmy” in the audience, who he had also picked on at the top of the broadcast, snatching his drink cup and splashing it on his father.
The Champ quickly came to the pair’s defense, but his conspiracy nut rival had already fled. After Raw went off the air, the anonymous Raw GM announced that Truth will receive a WWE Title Match at Capitol Punishment if, and only if, he apologizes next week on Raw.
Evan Bourne def. Jack Swagger (WATCH | PHOTOS) The lesson for Jack Swagger? Overconfidence kills. Last week, The All-American American undertook an egotistical victory lap after his win over Evan Bourne, and the high-flyer dropkicked him out of the ring. This week, just as it appeared Swagger could do no wrong, he did. In fact, his impudence led to a crucial mistake. Bourne quickly seized the opportunity and capitalized for the win.
Kharma revealed her pregnancy (WATCH | PHOTOS) One week after suffering a tear-stained meltdown in the center of the ring, Kharma addressed the WWE Universe. She explained that she has had two dreams in her life, to become a WWE Superstar and to become a mother. One down, one to go. And now the braided behemoth is well on her way – she’s pregnant! After informing the crowd that she cannot compete as a result, The Bella Twins emerged and berated her. She then told the terrible two that she eagerly awaits returning after having her child, so she can seek retribution against the sisters.
CM Punk def. Rey Mysterio (WATCH | PHOTOS) Rey Mysterio scored the victory over CM Punk last Monday night in a tag team match, but this week, The Second City Savior found salvation. The leader of The New Nexus, accompanied by powerhouse Mason Ryan, relished exacting revenge on his longtime rival. He avoided the high altitude assault let loose by The Master of the 619 and dropped his nemesis with a jaw-rattling kick to the head.
The Miz attacked Alex Riley (WATCH | PHOTOS) Judas, Benedict Arnold … Alex Riley? Michael Cole accused Riley of backstabbing his former boss, The Miz, in no uncertain terms. Last week, after The Cleveland Screamer had unfairly fired his former loyal protégé, Riley unleashed weeks of aggravation on Miz. This week, Cole lambasted the longtime lackey for his actions. When Riley finally tried to silence the arrogant announcer, The Miz ambushed him. Riley quickly turned this to his advantage, however, sending The Awesome One scurrying.
Eve & Kelly Kelly def. The Bella Twins (WATCH | PHOTOS) When Eve & Kelly Kelly clashed with Divas Champion Brie Bella & her sister, Nikki, one dominant Diva was most assuredly on their minds. After her bizarre breakdown last week, Kharma was scheduled to address the WWE Universe later in the evening, which may have been why she didn’t show up during the match. As a result, Eve & Kelly enjoyed a successful match, in which the gorgeous duo toppled the sinister siblings.
Alberto Del Rio addressed Big Show’s “accident” (WATCH | PHOTOS) The audacity of Alberto Del Rio is sickening in any language. The Mexican Aristocrat addressed the WWE Universe regarding his assistant, Ricardo Rodriguez, driving over Big Show’s leg last week in one of his boss’ luxury automobiles. Del Rio, as well as Rodriguez, insisted the incident was a mistake. The moneyed Mexican then told The World’s Largest Athlete, who was forced into rehab as a result of his injuries, that he would be sending him a bill to cover the damages to his car.
Dolph Ziggler def. U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston in a Non-Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Dolph Ziggler has been doing his homework – and it shows. The freshly-blond chameleon has been studying U.S. Champion Kofi Kingston’s matches for the past several weeks before the two faced off in a non-title bout. Thanks to his speed, agility and scouting, Ziggler managed to overcome The Dreadlock Dynamo.
WWE Champion John Cena vs. R-Truth main event match arranged (WATCH | PHOTOS) John Cena was on to something. The WWE Champion asked R-Truth if he’d had a traumatic childhood experience with somebody named “Jimmy.” After all, the furious Superstar continues to blame all the “little Jimmys” in the WWE Universe for not getting more title opportunities. The Champ was also on Truth’s hit list. After demolishing a merchandise stand featuring Cena T-shirts, hats and programs, Truth emerged in the arena and harassed various attendees wearing Cena merchandise and spouting off about the “conspiracy” against him.
The Champ had seen enough. He confronted his former friend and challenged him to a match. Truth accepted, and the anonymous Raw General Manager made it official.
During his tirade at the top of the show, Raw experienced technical difficulties, which Truth believed was no accident. Later, he tweeted: “ You people see what I mean? I speak the TRUTH and WWE audio goes out! Conspiracy!! WWE has been conspiring and tonight was proof!”
Super Luchas reports that masked Mexican professional wrestler Averno has signed a contract with WWE. He is crossing over to the sports entertainment organization as an unmasked heel to work with Sin Cara on the SmackDown brand. He is expected to lose his mask to La Mascara at CMLL's next big event, which takes place on June 17.
Averno had a tryout match with WWE last October and performed well, but was not signed due to concern over his age—34 years old. A deal was completed recently when company officials asked Sin Cara who he would most like to work with and he suggested Averno. WWE asked for his advice since most of the organization's talent haven yet to adapt to his style of wrestling and therefore isn't performing up to par. Averno, his longtime rival in CMLL, can work his style and showcase his strengths.
Super Luchas also reports that WWE is also considering signing two other young CMLL luchadors.
It appears that TNA is not done trying to bring back stars from the 90's as the company is in a '"full court press"' to sign Bill Goldberg. Both Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff have apparently been in Goldberg's ear for the last few months trying to get the most dominant wrestler of the late 90's to return to the "squared circle". On Saturday, Wrestleheat.com also reported that Hogan and Bischoff have been talking with former WCW star Sid Vicious for a possible short term run with the company.
Last weekend, Goldberg and Eric Bischoff were seen together in NY most likely talking over the possibility of Goldberg coming to TNA. A video of the two was posted by Goldberg as they took a helicopter tour of NYC. It would be interesting to see what the financial terms would be for Goldberg to come to TNA.
Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff trying to fix what they broke in TNA
Goldberg was the hottest thing in wrestling by the spring of 1998. His undefeated streak captured the wrestling world while his intensity and wrestling look separated himself from his peers. Goldberg would go on to rack up an impressive run with WCW before the company made one of the worse mistakes of that era by having Goldberg lose and end his undefeated streak.
During his run toward WCW immortality, Goldberg had a decent feud with Sid Vicious for the US Title. Sid would eventually go on to wrestle for the world title before WCW closed down in 2001. Sid wrestled for every major promotion in the 80's and 90's. It's unknown what type of role Sid would play in TNA as he's turning a 51 in July. However, I can't see TNA critics being happy about the company bringing in a 51 year old and 44 year old wrestler no matter how popular they are.
Goldberg is still marketable enough to make an impact with TNA and the company should open up the check book for him. Sid, if used properly, could make for a nice storyline and help out over younger stars. Align Sid with Sting and have him fill the role that Kevin Nash left behind.
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