Former WWE Diva Maria Kanellis appeared on Monday Night Mayhem, which airs every Monday at 7:00 p.m. via MondayNightMayhem.com. Highlights from her interview are as follows:
The importance of giving back to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as part of her return to Nashville for Crossfire Entertainment's benefit event on August 20th: How excited in Maria for the event in Nashville, Tennessee coming up on Saturday August 20th: "I'm so excited to do it, because I always enjoyed doing the Make-A-Wish Foundation events. I did it when I was on 'Celebrity Apprentice, and I made some money for them when I was there. It's just an incredible foundation. I'm excited for the event."
What she feels has been her key to success since leaving the WWE and succeeding in areas that others have failed: "I'm hungry for knowledge. I'm hungry for success. I'm hungry for what comes next. Once you lose that hunger, it's when you fall short and you go stale. Maybe it's not the easiest thing in the world. I tried music, and I love music. I love to write, but maybe that's not for me. I'm going to keep going with it and see what happens. But at the same time, I'm doing that. I'm doing something different everyday."
Why she believes that CM Punk resonates with today's fans and why now is "The Era of Punk": "I think Punk is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, in wrestling right now and for a while now. I love The Rock, and I love 'Stone Cold,' but right now is 'The Era of Punk.' He's incredible. I'm so happy for him to be doing exactly what he enjoys doing, and that's to be honest and to be straight edge. I think it's incredible for him. Punk does not care about the show. He does not care the pyro, and the fanfare, and 'Let me put on a fancy suit and let me look perfect everywhere I go.' What he cares about is wrestling. He cares about the wrestling business. He wants integrity in the wrestling business, and that is why it resonates with the fans. A lot of people care about the fanfare of it all, but they forgot what is wrestling is truly about."
•World Heavyweight Champion Christian def. John Morrison •Alicia Fox, Tamina & Rosa Mendes def. Natalya, Kaitlyn & A.J. •Mark Henry def. local athlete •WWE Tag Team Champions Michael McGillicutty & David Otunga def. The Usos – WWE Tag Team Championship Match •Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase def. Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson (2-on-1 Handicap Match) •R-Truth def. Randy Orton (Disqualification)
SmackDown results: Truth and Consequences By: Michael Burdick July 29, 2011 Tags: SmackDown: July 29, 2011 PHILADELPHIA – As Chief Operating Officer Triple H asserted his new WWE regime with a powerful visit to SmackDown, Randy Orton showed World Heavyweight Champion Christian why their SummerSlam No Holds Barred Match will truly be an excruciating showdown (match preview).
R-Truth def. Randy Orton by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) When the observing World Heavyweight Champion Christian jumped up on the ring apron to disrupt SmackDown’s main event, R-Truth used the distraction to hit Randy Orton with a water bottle. This infuriated WWE’s Apex Predator, who attacked his opponent with a chair and forced the referee to call for the bell.
Despite the fact that he had lost the match by disqualification, The Viper sent a powerful message to both R-Truth and his lurking SummerSlam opponent. After hitting R-Truth with a monitor, Orton blasted him with an RKO onto the announce table, not once but twice.
Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase def. Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Ezekiel Jackson showed the courage and determination of a true Intercontinental Champion, taking on both Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase – at the urging of the newly appointed Assistant to the SmackDown Manager, Zack Ryder (watch). But, when The Personification of Domination slammed his shoulder into the steel ring post, the bitter Rhodes took advantage, triumphing over his prey with the Cross Rhodes.
WWE Tag Team Champions Michael McGillicutty & David Otunga def. The Usos in a WWE Tag Team Championship Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite the fact that The Usos scored a non-title match victory over McGillicutty & Otunga on "WWE Superstars," they failed to overcome the WWE Tag Team Champions when the titles were on the line. With McGillicutty in trouble, Otunga threw a war torn Jimmy Uso into the ring. This distracted the referee long enough for Otunga to hurl the legal man Jey Uso off the top rope, paving the way for the recovering McGillicutty to hit Jey with the neckbreaker for the three-count.
Sheamus picked a fight with Mark Henry (WATCH | PHOTOS) With no Superstars apparently willing to take on the destructive Mark Henry, Zack Ryder – SmackDown GM Theodore Long’s new Assistant – promised to get him an opponent (watch). This ultimately came in the form of a local athlete, half Henry’s size.
Decimating his outmatched foe, The World’s Strongest Man opted to continue his assault after the bell. Moments after Teddy Long rushed to the ring to try and stop the madness, Sheamus emerged. Provoking the furious Henry to charge toward him with a humiliating slap, Sheamus dropped the rope at the last moment, sending the subject of his ridicule crashing to the ringside floor. The massive Superstar tried to get back in the ring, but was promptly stopped by the chair-wielding Irish brawler.
Alicia Fox, Tamina & Rosa Mendes def. Natalya, Kaitlyn & A.J. (WATCH | PHOTOS) After Alicia Fox avoided an aerial attack from SmackDown’s “spitfire” AJ, the dangerous Diva executed a brutal scissors kick for the win. But, which of WWE’s battling beauties will reign supreme this Monday on Raw when the Divas of WWE compete in a Battle Royal to determine the No. 1 contender to Kelly Kelly’s Divas Championship?
Daniel Bryan puts Wade Barrett in the LeBell Lock (WATCH | PHOTOS) Making it clear that he came to the United States and WWE to make money, Wade Barrett said that he is returning to basics, proclaiming that greed is overrated. However, when he began to bad mouth Daniel Bryan, Mr. Money in the Bank took exception. Barrett struck the determined Superstar and began to berate him. But, Bryan quickly turned the tables, cinching in the LeBell Lock on the English grappler.
World Heavyweight Champion Christian def. John Morrison (WATCH | PHOTOS) With his neck still clearly not 100 percent, John Morrison came to SmackDown to battle Christian. However, seconds after avoiding The Guru of Greatness’ Starship Pain, the World Heavyweight Champion took advantage of his foe’s lingering injury. Catapulting Morrison’s neck off the top rope, the crafty champion claimed victory with the Killswitch.
Zack Ryder appointed Assistant to the SmackDown GM (WATCH) Shortly after addressing the WWE Universe, COO Triple H decided to appoint Zack Ryder as the new Assistant to SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long.
New Chief Operating Officer Triple H laid down the law on SmackDown (WATCH | PHOTOS) Following his first State of the WWE Address on Monday Night Raw, Triple H journeyed to SmackDown. He immediately addressed the WWE Championship situation on Raw, acknowledging that Punk has been re-signed and that there are, in fact, two WWE Champions – The Second City Saint and John Cena. He vowed to make a decision on how to handle this problem this Monday night on Raw.
World Heavyweight Champion Christian interrupted Triple H, assuming the new man in charge would want to establish “a closer, working relationship” with him. However, taking the interruption as “a slap in the face,” Triple H declared that Christian will put his title on the line at SummerSlam against Randy Orton in a No Holds Barred Match (match preview).
Soon after Raw Superstar R-Truth interrupted as well – proclaiming himself a “man of action” – Triple H decided to provide some for both he and Christian. To the delight of the WWE Universe, he decreed that R-Truth would face Randy Orton and Christian would take on John Morrison.
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We start off this week’s show with the Smackdown brand and your announcers are Matt Striker and Jack Korpela.
Heath Slater has something to say as he makes his way to the ring. He says that he remembers this dump. He says that this is where him and the Nexus destroyed the WWE Legends. He beat Ricky Steamboat to a pulp in the middle of the ring so Nexus could do what they want with him. Heath says that just like Johnny Cash would say, he is a solitary man and that is why he is a One Man Southern Rock Band.
Match Number One: Trent Barreta versus Heath Slater
They lock up and Trent with a waist lock but Heath with a standing switch. Tretn rolls Slater through and puts Slater in a head scissors. Trent with a key lock but Heath with an elbow and shoulder tackle. Trent with a monkey flip that sends Heath into the ropes and then Trent with a clothesline that sends Heath over the top rope to the floor. Trent with a plancha onto Slater. Trent rolls Slater back into the ring and he gets a near fall.
Trent with a European uppercut and punch to Slater. Slater with an Irish whip and Trent tries to float over but Heath sees it coming and he kicks Trent in the midsection. Heath continues to work on the midsection with a gutbuster and he gets a near fall. Slater kicks Trent in the midsection until the referee warns him. Slater punches Trent in the head and he puts Trent in a reverse chin lock.
Trent punches Slater but Slater with an elbow to the neck. Trent with a kick to the chest but Slater with a hot shot and Trent goes down in a lot of pain as Slater gets a near fall. We go to commercial.
We are back and Slater punches Barreta until the referee warns Heath. Slater misses a forearm into the corner and Trent with a rollup for a near fall. Trent with chops to Slater followed by a forearm. Trent with another forearm and then he hits a running back elbow into the corner. Trent goes for a springboard missile drop kick and he connects and gets a near fall. Trent with an enzuigiri to the shoulder followed by a flying kick for a near fall.
Trent tries for the tornado DDT but Slater counters and hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Slater shows some frustration and he waits for Trent to get to his feet. Heath runs into a couple of boots from Trent and Trent gets a near fall. Trent goes up top for a moonsault but Slater is able to recover and he stops Trent. Slater with punches to Trent and then he tries for a belly-to-back suplex from the turnbuckles but Trent knocks Heath off. Trent tries to get a second wind and he misses a corkscrew moonsault when Slater moves out of the way. Slater hits the inverted DDT for the three count.
Winner: Heath Slater
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the Raw portion of the show and your announcers are Josh Mathews and Scott Stanford.
Match Number Two: Santino Marella and Chris Masters versus David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty in a Non Title Match
Santino and Otunga start things off and Santino teases a few kicks and forearms and then he slaps Otunga in the face before uncoiling the cobra. Santino with an atomic drop and he sends Otunga into the turnbuckles. Masters tags in and he chops Otunga. Masters with an arm bar but Otunga with a forearm and then he tags in Michael. McGillicutty with a punch to Masters. Masters with a Samoan drop for a near fall.
Santino tags in and he works on the arm and takes Michael down with a fireman’s carry. Michael with a forearm followed by an Irish whip but Michael misses a charge into the corner when Santino floats over. Santino with punches to Michael but Michael with a knee.
Otunga tags in and Santino with a split followed by a hip toss and diving head butt. Michael distracts Santino when he sets for the cobra and Otunga sends Santino tot eh floor. Michael with a clothesline to Santino on the floor. Otunga with a double sledge from the apron and he sends Santino head first into the announce table as we go to commercial.
We are back and Otunga with a side head lock but Santino escapes. Otunga with a neck breaker for a near fall. Otunga sends Santino into McGillicutty’s boot and Michael is tagged in. Michael with a knee lift to Santino and he gets a near fall that is broken up by Masters. Michael with a rear chin lock on Santino but Santino gets to his feet and Michael with a forearm to the back of the neck. Santino with a forearm to Michael but Otunga makes the tag and he attacks Santino from behind. Michael punches Santino while Otunga distracts the referee.
Otunga with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Michael tags back in and they send Santino into the turnbuckles and then they connect with forearms. Michael kicks Santino in the head. Michael takes too long and Santino is able to get a chance to make the tag and he succeeds. Masters with chops to Michael followed by a flying shoulder tackle and clotheslines. Masters with a sit out spinebuster but Otunga breaks up the cover. Santino hits Otunga from behind with the Cobra (including a new ‘Cobra glove’ that could be a relative of Mr. Socko). Michael kicks Santino to the floor and Masters puts Michael in the Master Lock but Michael sends Masters into the turnbuckles and McGillicutty with a running snap neck breaker for the three count.
Winners: David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty
It is time to take a look back at Raw and the WWE Title situation.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Alex Riley versus Jack Swagger
They lock up and Swagger with a punch and he sends Riley to the mat and Swagger does a victory lap. They lock up again and Swagger with a waist lock take down. Riley gets to his ffet and Riley tries to escapes but Swagger with another waist lock take down and he slaps Riley in the head.
Riley with a punch and he has a kick blocked and Swagger with a knee followed by punches in the corner. Swagger is warned by the referee and then Riley sends Swagger into the corner. Riley with a clothesline to Swagger and then he climbs the turnbuckles and punches Swagger but Swagger stops him but Riley counters with a front face lock into the mat. Riley punches Swagger but he is sent to the apron.
Swagger with a forearm that sends Riley to the floor and then he poses on the apron before going to the floor. Swagger sends Riley into the ringside barrier and we go to commercial.
We are back and Swagger with a shoulder tackle to Riley and he waits for Riley to get up again and he hits Riley with another shoulder tackle. Swagger with punches to Riley followed by a key lock. Riley with punches but Swagger pushes Riley off. Riley with a kick but Swagger with a flying clothesline for a near fall. Swagger with an Irish whip and Riley goes down after hitting the turnbuckles. Swagger stomps on Riley’s chest.
Swagger with another boot to Riley’s chest as he also works on the ankle. Swagger gets a near fall on Riley. Swagger with another boot to the chest while he stands on Riley’s abdomen. Swagger with an elbow to the leg followed by shoulders in the corner. Swagger with a kick to Riley but Riley with an Irish whip and STO to Swagger and both men are down.
Riley punches Swagger but Swagger punches back. Swagger with a kick and punch but Riley with a spear and then he punches Swagger. Riley with running back elbows followed by a spinebuster to Swagger. Riley signals for the Grenade elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Riley gets Swagger on his shoulders but Swagger escapes and he sends Riley into the turnbuckles and hits Riley from behind with a forearm to the back of the neck.
Swagger tries to cover Riley but Riley is under the ropes so he cannot make a count. Swagger hits the double jump Swagger Bomb and then he sets for the ankle lock and he applies it but Riley rolls through and sends Swagger into the turnbuckles. Riley goes to the floor and hits a sliding kick to the head. Riley with the leaping DDT for the three count.
- There has been talk within WWE that former Tag Team Champion Cliff "Domino" Compton is headed back to the company. There's a feeling that CM Punk has more pull these days and will be in a position to recommend talents that should be signed to developmental or brought back to the company in general.
WrestlingFigures.com interviewed Mickie James, Kazarian, Christopher Daniels, Madison Rayne and Rob Van Dam during the San Diego Comic Con Weekend. They discuss a number of things including side projects, the new Impact Wrestling Action Figures and their experience at the Comic Con.
AJ Styles Interview: Wants The 6 Sided Ring Back And Rey Mysterio In TNA
TNA Wrestler AJ Styles Spoke to the UK Sun a few days ago regarding TNA's Destination X Pay Per View, The UK Tour and more. Below is a quick recap.
On his overall thoughts of Destination X:
Destination X was probably one of best events of the year so far and one I particularly enjoyed being a part of.
On the return of the six sided ring:
I hated to see the six-sided ring leave and I was excited to see it return. I have, I guess, got kind of used to the four-sided ring and had forgotten how hard it was to perform in the six-sided one. But the six-sided ring is what made TNA. It may have only been back for one event but we showed how special it is!
On the current state of the X-Division:
The X Division is one of the best things we do. They do deserve TV time and unfortunately they don't always get it. It's been a case of guys like Hogan and Sting needing TV airtime and the X guys getting lost in the shuffle. My hope is that Destination X is the wake-up call they need to give them the shot they deserve. I'd like to see those matches return to form and being the reason that people tune in to see us doing this stuff once again.
On which wrestler he would like to see in TNA:
Well I'd love to see Rey Mysterio end his career here. I'd love that opportunity, he is such a superstar and I'd hope it could happen, you just never know.
Impact Wrestling Results - 7/28/2011 From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Impact Wrestling starts out with Kurt Angle walking backstage. He is walking up steps as his music hits. Mike Tenay says he is coming into the iMPACT Zone. He gets on stage as the fans go crazy. He comes down the ramp and gets into the ring. He grabs a mic and begins to speak.
His first word is "Hogan". He tells Hogan to come out as they can end it once and for all. Just then, Hogan's music plays and here comes the iconic figure! Hulk Hogan gets on stage and does his famous taunts. The crowd boos him incredibly. He comes down the ramp and gets into the ring as he sports a blue bandana. As he gets to the steps, he rips up a fan's poster. He is finally in the ring. Kurt begins to talk again as he states that Hogan called him throughout the week. Kurt never picked up though. Kurt wants Hogan to know how he feels about Immortal. He doesn't like Immortal at all. He thinks they are corrupt and are led by people who have no idea what they are doing. Kurt talks about his title match against Sting and says he will beat him for the title and he will prove that he will be the best in the world. He asks Hogan if he knows what it is like to be the best in the world. Hogan gets on the mic and says he knows what it is like to be the best. Hogan says when there was no Sting, Matt Morgan, RVD, Kurt Angle, Beer Money, and Andre the Giant......he carried the company on his back. He carried every small company until the whole business became a global company. Hogan goes back to 1984 as he says he was selling out arenas with young punks buying tickets just to see Hogan. Since Hogan cleared that up, Hogan was calling Kurt because he saw him preforming at a huge level. It's not about money now or then or about his medal.....he says he can give him a lot more money now. Kurt gets back on the mic and says he does respect Hogan. Because of that, he isn't beating up Hogan right now. Kurt says he can't be bought like Mr. Anderson. Kurt goes on to say that Hogan was the very best 25 years ago. Now, the Hogan name is completely different. He can't go anymore. Hogan cuts him off. Hogan goes on to talk about himself again. After injuries, he can no longer fight. If Kurt is going after his wife or kids, then he will see what Hogan is made of. Hogan then questions Kurt and his olympic win. He says that may be a fluke. Kurt says Sting was right. Kurt lit a fire under Hogan. The older they get, the more the fire burns. Hogan needs to prove it to himself. Hogan asks what Kurt is trying to say. Kurt says that Hogan wants to pay him (Kurt) a huge amount of money to get Sting. Well, Kurt says that Hogan should get Sting himself. He turns down the Immortal offer and the money offer. Kurt's music hits and he leaves the ring as he walks up the ramp backwards.
The camera goes backstage and it shows So Cal Val backstage. Eric Bischoff comes through the door as he says his plane ran late and he just made it to the show now. Val goes up to him and hands him an envelope. She tells him that it's from the Network. He is annoyed.
The show returns and Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces the first contest. She introduces Gunner as it's a Bound for Glory Series match. As he comes down, the updated leader points is shown. Crimson is still in first. Gunner is second. Then Rob Van Dam is introduced. As he comes down the ramp, a video is played recaping his match last week.
Gunner vs. RVD in a Bound for Glory Series Match
Gunner easily takes Rob to the corner as the match begins. Gunner does multiple shoulder tackles in the corner. RVD fights back with some punches, but Gunner pushes him back. RVD does some scissor wheel type move to make Gunner fall on his back for a cover, but Gunner kicks out. They get up and Gunner takes control again. He knocks Rob down. He waits for Rob to get up. He gets up and Gunner knocks him down hard. RVD slowly gets up and Gunner goes to him, but Rob slips away. He jumps to the second corner and flies back for a kick to Gunner. Gunner blocks, but RVD gets away and finally takes control as he goes to another corner and does a flying cross body. He chokes Gunner with his boot. He puts Gunner's neck right on the apron. Rob flies over the top rope to land on his neck, but Gunner moves. Gunner gets him back on the apron. Gunner lifts him up and brings him right down on the ropes. Rob flies back and lands right on the steel railing. Rob slowly comes in. Gunner tries to take control, but Rob comes back with multiple offensive moves. He does all of his famous knockdowns and then ends it with a rolling thunder. Gunner rolls to the outside. Rob goes to fly over the ropes, but Gunner grabs his leg and slides him out of the ring. He lifts Rob up and hits a great body slam on the outside. You can hear the smack! He brings Rob back in and Gunner is in control. Gunner hits a suplex. He then gets RVD up and goes for a powerbomb, but Rob kneels down. Gunner gets him up and throws him in the corner. Rob then jumps to the second rope after hitting Gunner with an elbow. He gets to the second rope, but Gunner gets him, brings him back, and makes Rob land right on his back and neck. He goes to cover, but Rob kicks out. They get up and Gunner goes to end it again, but RVD gets his way with some great kicks that knock Gunner down. Rob goes to the top rope and hits the five star frog splash! Winner: Rob Van Dam
As RVD celebrates his victory, a video recap of the match is shown. The points are updated and it shows that RVD is in third place.
The camera is backstage as it shows Sting backstage with The Joker style face paint. This time he is all dressed up with red and black.
The show returns and Eric Bischoff is sitting behind his desk. He tells Abyss to be quiet. The camera is then showing the entire Immortal group. Eric reads the letter and the network wants Eric to rebuild the X-Division. If Abyss took out Kendrick, they wouldn't have this problem. Just then, arguing starts. Hogan comes into the room and tells them to be quiet. Hogan says he doesn't care about anything they have to say. All he wants it Kurt Angle taken out. Bully Ray says he will do it. Just then, Bully says to have Ken be with him too. Ken is furious as he didn't sign up for this. Anderson then says that can do it and fine....he will do it. Eric then says that it's not done. He goes on to read, but Sting appears out of nowhere behind Hogan and Bully Ray. Sting bows down to Hogan and then walks around the room. He hugs Karen and then takes a seat as he is carrying a cage with a sheet over it. Karen calls him crazy, and Sting says thank you. Sting then says that he is in charge. Immortal doesn't believe it, but Sting says it is very true. He announces that it will be Kurt vs. Ken in a Steel Cage. He says that they need to work together since he is the new Network Executive, but Hogan says no as they will not work together. Sting get up and takes his cage with him and leaves.
The camera changes to Brian Kendrick as he is in the ring. Alex Shelley is with him. Brian talks in his classic style. Alex gets on the mic and translates it for everyone. He says Brian is trying to say that Alex is a huge idiot and jerk. They then call out Austin Aries. Here he comes. He marches his way down the ramp and gets in the ring. Alex gets back on the mic and talks about some huge X-Division wrestlers and what they have done in the division. While they are about high flying, Austin is here and is using chains and everything else to get the win. Austin gets on the mic and compliments Brian's style of fashion. He then insults Alex. He goes to say that he played with their code of ethics as he fought his way to win a TNA contract. Now that he is here, everyone will be playing by his rules. They are just pleasing the fans, and Austin is not for that. Austin wants a 5 star bank account.....and that means he wants the money and it doesn't matter if he has to cheat to win. In the end, he will become X-Division Champion. Brian says no way as he is the Champion right now. It will not involve to have Austin as champion. Alex then gets on the mic and says the network wants to push the X-Division to the moon. With that being said, Alex will get his rematch for the title at the PPV. Just then, Abyss' music hits and he comes out on stage. He calls on Kendrick. He asks if Kendrick forget about him. He then states that Kendrick will not make it to Hardcore Justice. It doesn't matter about the network or Sting.....Eric and Hogan still call the shots. Because of that, Hogan and Eric gave Abyss a rematch for the title and it is tonight. Abyss will do what he should have done at the last PPV. That it to get the title and kill the X-Division once and for all. He laughs. All of a sudden, Sting comes on the titan tron and says excuse me. Sting says that he has more power than Hogan and Eric now. He wonders if monsters are afraid of heights. He says it will be Kendrick vs. Abyss in an Ultimate X Match! Abyss can't believe it as he holds his head from that hurtful match.
Matt Morgan is shown backstage as he reveals he is suffering from a torn pectoral muscle. He says he has been wrestling for 9 years and never missed a show. He goes on to say that he was almost at the top of the leader board in the Bound for Glory Series. As soon as he was, his doctor said he is injured. It tore his heart. That title is his oxygen. He needs the world title. The video ends as it was filmed earlier today.
Mike Tenay and Taz are shown as they announce Kurt Angle vs. Sting at Hardcore Justice for the title and they show how Kurt got a title match. Then another video plays and it shows recaps from TNA house shows during the past week for as they go on to show Bound for Glory series matches. Crimson is still in the lead.
The camera changes backstage and it shows Bully Ray on his phone. He says Crimson? He is not afraid of Crimson. Hell, he is playing Angry Birds. He will beat Crimson whenever he wants to. He then calls out AJ Styles as he says he will be fighting him at a house show in Houston. He beat him in the Last Man Standing match a couple months ago and he will beat him again. "Okie dokie?!"
Crimson is shown backstage as he is walking to the ring for his match next.
Christy Hemme is shown in the ring as she announces the following contest. She introduces Bully Ray to the ring. He comes on the stage as he swings his steel chain. He continues his way as he walks down the ramp as he still shows off his chain. He gets in the ring as the fans boo. Crimson now comes out on the stage. The undefeated monster walks down the ramp and gets in the ring.
Crimson vs. Bully Ray in a Bound for Glory Series Match
As soon as he gets in the ring, Bully Ray runs to him and attacks him. He knocks Crimson down as the bell rings. He takes control as he puts Crimson in the corner. He rips his shirt and then does a huge chop to his chest. He knocks Crimson down after they come out of the corner. He goes for a cover but gets a two. He goes for another and then another but Crimson keeps kicking out. Crimson gets on his knees and tries to fight back with punches to Bully Ray's gut, but Ray does a huge punch to his head. Bully continues the assault as he grabs Crimson's leg. Crimson is lying on his chest as Bully lifts Crimson's knee in the air and makes it land right on the mat. He then takes off the knee brace and continues the work on the body part. He drops an elbow on it and then twists it. Crimson tries to fight back with kicks from the other leg, but Bully hits the knee multiple times. Bully goes back as Crimson uses the ropes to get up. Bully goes right back to him and continues the momentum. He does punches after punches that wear down Bully. Bully then goes for the Bubba Bomb.....but Crimson fights out of it. Crimson then lifts Bully up and hits the double arm lift sitting powerbomb. He gets the win. Winner: Crimson
Crimson continues his undefeated streak as he is up to 7 months now. He is still in first place in the series.
Eric Bischoff is on the phone as he is sitting at his desk. He is arguing with the person on the phone as he can't get the network on the line. He thinks Sting being the executive network is a joke as he is insane. He says he wants the network on the line otherwise the person he is talking to is FIRED!
Madison Rayne is backstage as she is talking about Tara as she still has heat toward her and talks about that spider. Just then, Sting pops out and says he has something far scarier then a spider in that cage. Madison runs away screaming as Sting looks inside the cage as he peaks through the sheet.
Winter's music plays as she comes out. Angelina Love is at her side. As they are in the ring, Tara rides out on the motorcycle. Ms. Tessmacher is riding behind her. They get to the ring as they are TNA Knockout Tag Team Champs.
As Winter and Tara are in the ring, Earl Hebner sends Love and Tessmacher away as he wants a fair one on one match.
Winter vs. Tara
As Earl is still outside, Winter and Tara go at it. Earl gets in the ring and now the fight is on. Winter goes after Tara as she whips her in the corner. Winter runs to her, but Tara slides around. Tara is in control for a tad, but Winter comes back with the power and force. She does a neckbreaker to Tara and then works on the back. She drops knees right to Tara's lower back. She then grabs her arms back, but Tara gets up and fights Winter off. Winter comes back and hits a huge backbreaker. She covers, but Tara kicks out. Winter now gets on Tara and does multiple punches and then a choke. Winter gets up and goes back to Tara, but Tara punches Winter in the gut. She then gets to her feet and hits her in the head and then whips her in the ropes. She knocks Winter down with closeline after closeline. She then does her standing moonsault. Tara gets Winter up to finish it. She goes for the Widow's Peak....but Winter slides out of it. She then grabs Tara up, but Tara slides out. The referee is pushed and Winter low blows Tara. She then gets Tara up and spins her around for a spinning side slam. Winner: Winter
A video is shown as it recaps the Brian Kendrick vs. Abyss match at the last PPV. Brian became champion, but he has to defend it next and it will be in an Ultimate X Match!
The X-Division Title is shown high above the ring as it's time for the Ultimate X Match!
Christy Hemme is shown in the ring as she announces the huge match-up! Abyss comes down to the ring as the fans boo. As he is in the ring, Brian Kendrick comes on stage. He marches his way down the ramp as he has a purpose. He gets on the apron and then gets in the ring. He looks up at the title and then at Abyss.
Abyss vs. Brian Kendrick, Champ, in an Ultimate X Match for the X-Division Title
The bell sounds and both stand in the ring. Just then Kendrick goes after Abyss with kick after kick to Abyss' leg. He then does a dropkick and it sends Abyss back. He then does another and Abyss kinds swaps it away. Brian goes to climb the corner across the ring, but Abyss goes after him. Abyss takes him down and knocks him down with an elbow. Abyss jumps in the middle of the ring to get the title, but he is too short. He then goes to the second rope and reaches for the wire above, but he can't. He gets down. Brian goes after Abyss again, but Abyss pushes him in the corner. Abyss runs to him, but Kendrick kicks him right in the face. He then jumps to the second rope and goes for a tornado DDT, but Abyss pushes him away. He then does a big boot and it knocks Kendrick down. Abyss goes to the outside now and goes to the steel structure at one of the ring posts. He tries to knock it over, but it's too big and heavy. Brian, out of nowhere, does a suicide dive. He hits Abyss. He gets up and Abyss gets back in the ring. Kendrick goes to the corner and hits the tornado DDT now. Brian quickly goes up the corner and goes on the wire. He inches closer and closer to the title, but Abyss gets up and grabs the foot of Kendrick. He brings Kendrick down. Abyss goes after him. Kendrick slowly gets up in the corner. Abyss runs after him, but Kendrick grabs him and hits slice bread. The crowd cheers. Brian goes up the corner again and gets on the wire. He gets closer and closer.....this time he would have had it, but Abyss grabs his boot and brings him down again. Abyss takes control as he whips Brian in the corner and does a huge splash. Abyss then grabs Kendrick by the throat for the chokeslam. He lifts Kendrick up for the move, but Kendrick reaches up and grabs the title. He then unstraps it and remains the champion. Winner and Still Champion: Brian Kendrick
Tracy and Sky are backstage. Sky is skeptical about being backstage as she talks about the cops taking them away (Jackie and ODB), but she knows they may come back. Tracy tells Sky to trust her.
A video is shown about Eric Young as he is talking to David H.'s agent. Eric wants to be an actor, but the guy says that he needs to take some acting lessons. Eric says he will be back in a day, but there is no way he can learn acting in a day. Eric says make it two.
Tracy and Velvet Sky are in the ring. Tracy is on the mic and calls out ODB and Jackie. Here they come. As they come into the ring, the fans boo. Tracy gets back on the mic and says she didn't want to be in the middle of it. She couldn't take it anymore. Tracy says she was one of the original knockouts. She says management wanted her to step aside. She did, but she didn't do what ODB and Jackie did. Tracy says they should be thankful as it won't be on Jackie's criminal record and another criminal record for ODB. ODB says she will end it after beating them up senseless. ODB says she lost her job because of the hot Sky. She says the Knockout Division has turned into a Hooter's restaurant. They can't take the hard hitting people like ODB and Jackie. Sky says she got this one. She brings up her past. She brings up her childhood and how she fought through stuff with help from no one. When she got older, she said she wasn't going to be bossed around anymore. When she came to TNA, it was the best day of her life. She earned what she got. Sky doesn't need to say sorry to anyone for anything. Sky does understand how ODB and Jackie as this is one of the hardest businesses to get into. Sky says if they want jobs, why don't they just ask. Sky promises that if they fought week after week....she would be the last person standing. Sky has had enough as she isn't going to be anyone's punching bag. Sky's music plays as she leaves the ring as the others question what just happened.
Fortune is shown backstage. They say they are going out there so no one interferes. They don't mind if they get hurt before their match at Hardcore Justice. Just then, Daniels ask Styles something and Styles can't believe Daniels asked that. Sting then comes into the ring and tells everyone to calm down. Sting says that he will make Fortune be around the ring so no one will come into the match. He is about to leave the room, but Styles asks Sting what is in the cage. Sting says it might not be the cage. He says it's a present for Eric Bischoff and he will give it to him right now.
Mr. Anderson's music hits and here comes the Immortal member. He signals for the mic. He gets it but then throws it back. He continues his way to the ring. After he is in the ring, Kurt Angle, the only olympic gold medalist in wrestling history, comes down the ramp and into the ring that is surrounded by a cage.
As both are in the ring, Fortune's music plays and here comes the group. Sting positioned the members around the ring to no one can ruin the match.
Eric Bischoff is sitting behind his desk. He is on the phone again. He says to put him on the phone. He says it again and then the person gets on the line. He talks to a network guy. He states that he and Hogan are running things. He then questions why they put Sting in charge. He then gets dumbfounded from what they said. He doesn't know what to say. Sting then walks into the room. He says he will call them back. Sting says he has been holding it too long and he is about to explode. Sting says that he is.......he is......a not the network executive! He says the Ultimate X match and the cage match......it was all in his head. He starts to cry and says sorry to Eric. Eric is disgusted. Sting says that he gets boggled when wearing a suit because people actually listen to people in suits. He then opens the cage and a bird comes out. It flies out and lands right on his computer. The bird a crazy chirp. Sting then reveals the key and says he will be watching the cage match. The bird then goes on the desk and Eric is scared as he tells the bird to stay.
The camera goes to the ring and the match already started.
Mr. Anderson vs. Kurt Angle in a Steel Cage Match
Kurt goes after Ken, but it becomes a back and forth battle. Ken whips Kurt hard into the corner. He comes out and Ken applies a headlock. Kurt bends over and Ken flies over Kurt. Both get up and Ken hits a great neckbreaker. The fans start to chant "You Sold Out". Ken then uses his hand to do the sign of money. Ken goes back to Kurt and still has control. He does a suplex and then a cover, but Kurt kicks out. Ken does another headlock. The fans are clapping to get Kurt back into it. Kurt fights his way out of it. He runs into the ropes, but Ken applies it again. Kurt twists around and does a great back suplex. Both are lying on the mat as the referee is counting. They slowly get up. They exchange right hands as it goes back and forth. Ken is then whipped into the ropes and Kurt knocks him down. He gets up and Kurt whips him in the corner. He then grabs Ken and does a belly to belly suplex. Kurt goes for the angle slam, but Ken slides out of it. He gets Kurt up on his shoulders and rolls forward to have Kurt land right on his back. They get up and Kurt breaks out of the mic check attempt and goes for the 3 german suplexes. Kurt goes for the ankle and applies the ankle lock. Ken goes to the ropes, but Kurt pushes him away. Ken then rolls forward to get out of it. Both get up and Ken grabs Kurt and rams him right into the cage. Kurt comes back after going chest and face first into the cage. Ken hits the mic check and then covers. Kurt kicks out at two. Ken walks away and tries to go through the cage door, but Kurt comes and gets the ankle lock back on Ken. Ken gets out of it and knocks Kurt off his feet. Ken quickly climbs the corner and then tries the cage. Kurt gets up and runs up the corner and hits a super angle slam!!!!! He covers Ken, but Ken kicks out at two. As they are lying there, Immortal members run down the ramp and they go after Fortune. As everyone is fighting, Mexican America come out now and help Immortal out against Beer Money. As everyone is fighting, it is showing that Bull Ray came from the other side of the arena. Kurt gets up and waits for Ken to get up. Bully puts his hand through the part where the camera lens is suppose to go. He grabs Kurt's gear and it distracts him. Ken attacks Kurt. Ken then tells Bully to get a chair. Bully brings a chair in. Just then, Ken insults Bully. Bully asks him what he says. Ken reaches for the chair.....and he grabs it....but Bully doesn't let it go. He then does and Ken flies back....right to Kurt who hits the angle slam and gets the victory. Winner: Kurt Angle
Bully Ray walks away as he doesn't care what just happened. As Kurt is standing in the middle of the ring, the lights go out and then come on....and it's Sting. Sting and Kurt meet face to face. Sting then raises the arm of Kurt. Kurt brings it down. Sting wraps his arm around Kurt and tells him it's only 10 more days. Kurt leaves the ring as Sting stands there and watches Kurt as the show fades.
-- Multiple sources believe Claudio Castagnoli and Chris Hero, who perform as The Kings of Wrestling for Ring of Honor, will conclude their obligations with the organization next month and join WWE immediately thereafter.
Though they are advertised for the August 13th Ring of Honor television taping in Chicago Ridge, Illinois, one source says it's possible they will debut for WWE—bypassing developmental—before the end of the month. There are also rumors that they could be involved in CM Punk's current storyline.
CM Punk Reveals When He Decided To Stay In WWE Posted by Dave Mitchell on 07/27/2011 at 03:27 PM
CM PUNK appeared on the BS Report radio show this wee, hosted by ESPN's Bill Simmons. You can listen to audio of the interview at ESPN.com.
Here's a recap of what CM Punk said about:
Why he returned so soon:
It would be cool to stay off television for a while but SummerSlam is now and he wanted to capitalize on the momentum of the angle. He enjoys working with John Cena and likes their feud. He still loves what he does.
Wrestlers boring him:
He grew very bored of pro wrestling and still is at times. Certain guys on the roster who do the same thing day in and day out and that's not him. He questions everything and tries new things - and whatever he's doing right now is working.
His epic shoot promo on RAW several weeks ago:
He knew WWE would cut him off at some point - but he wanted to push the envelope as much as he could. It was not scripted - everything he said was from the heart. He understood certain things are off limits - and he did go too far with a few of his comments.
Whether he was really leaving WWE:
His mind was made up to leave WWE. He made the decision to stay in WWE the day of the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. He wasn't playing games or trying to get more money from WWE - he was very burnt out and spent a lot of time weighing his options.
His new theme song "Cut of Personality":
He's a big advocate of wrestlers changing their characters - their look, their music, etc. It was time to change. It probably cost WWE a lot of money to license the song and he's worth it.
Kevin Nash makes an offer to CM Punk Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 07/27/2011 at 10:50 AM
Kevin Nash is currently filming Rock of Ages in Canada which comes out in 2012 and stars Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Russell Brand, Catherine Zeta-Jones and others. Nash wrote the following on Twitter, apparently making an offer to CM Punk:
"Still up trying to unwind from todays shoot.2-3 days left on Rock of Ages. Enjoying Raw, Punk doing a great job. Punk if you want back up you got my number. Your worth me going back on the road full time. Offer stands understand if you want to go it alone."
Nash later wrote that he wasn't begging to get back on WWE TV but wanted to get that "Royal Rumble feel again."
Former 'Big Brother' star Jessie Godderz a.k.a Mr. Pec-Tacular just signed a deal with TNA Wrestling -- and TMZ has learned the company is hopeful he'll debut on TV by the end of the year.
For those unfamiliar, Godderz was the professional body builder on "Big Brother" Seasons 10 and 11... and has been training to become a professional wrestler ever since leaving the house.According to multiple sources, Jesse has signed a developmental contract with TNA Impact Wrestling that runs through the rest of 2011 -- and the company hopes to get him on TV in the next few months.TMZ spoke to Jesse who tells us he's been "training with TNA wrestler Bully Ray at his facility in Florida" ever since signing the deal ... and is hopeful he'll get an opportunity to mix it up in the ring with Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle in the near future.
With Uncensored just 6 days away, Jeff Jarrett leads the charge of the nWo and WCW to Providence, Rhode Island. 13th of March 2000. Ric Flair on the mic, 3 Count vs. Jung Dragons, The Wall vs. Bam Bam Bigelow, New World Order on the mic, Billy Kidman and Booker vs. Lane and Rave, The Total Package vs. Curt Hennig, Dog vs. Norman Smiley, Brain Knobbs vs. Terry Funk - Hardcore match, Sid Vicious and Vampiro vs. The Harris Brothers, Stevie Ray vs. Disco Inferno, Team Package vs. Hulk Hogan and Curt Hennig.
WWE NXT Results (7/26/11) - The First-Ever Necklace On A Pole Match Written by Brooks Oglesby on Jul 26, 2011 - 9:50:38 PM
WWE NXT - 7/26/11
-It's time for the twenty-first week of NXT Redemption! We start with a recap of the feud between Tyson Kidd and Yoshi Tatsu, which started with Kidd breaking the leg off of Yoshi's action figure. There is a recap of Kidd stealing back his necklace with Yoshi's toy leg on it, as well as Yoshi finding his shrine desecrated. The opening titles roll, and commentators Todd Grisham and William Regal welcome us from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
-A Necklace on a Pole match between Yoshi Tatsu and Tyson Kidd is announced for tonight.
-Titus O'Neil makes his way to the ring on his own. There is a recap of last week's match between Titus and Darren Young, in which Derrick Bateman almost cost Titus his match. Derrick Bateman comes out alone as well, but he has his own music and tron.
Match #1: Derrick Bateman vs. Titus O'Neil
-They lock up and Titus forces Bateman into the corner. The referee separates the two and Titus hits a short-arm clothesline. Titus whips Bateman and hits an impressive clothesline. He follows it up with a European uppercut, and tosses Bateman across the ring. Titus hangs Bateman between the irst and second ropes and catapults him up onto the second rope. Titus wrenches Bateman's arm, but he gets to his feet, only to receive a knee to the gut from Titus. Titus throws Bateman shoulder-first into the turnbuckle and hits a scoop slam. Bateman tries to take control, but Titus tosses him over the top rope. Bateman looks frustrated and stands at the bottom of the ramp, but Darren Young walks out and gives Bateman a pep talk.
-Darren Young is now ringside as Bateman takes control by choking Titus on the top rope. Bateman runs the ropes and hits a flying forearm smash before locking in a headlock on Titus. Bateman hits a snapmare and a kick to the face for a two-count. Bateman applies a rear chinlock as Young continues to shout advice at Bateman. Titus gets to his feet and hits a back suplex on Bateman. Bateman reels in the corner and Titus goes over to him, but Bateman grabs Titus and makes him fall head-first onto the bottom turnbuckle. Bateman slides out of the ring and starts clubbing Titus' head. He gets onto the apron and hits a leg drop on Titus. They get back into the ring and Bateman gets a two-count. Bateman applies another chinlock and Titus gets to his feet again. Titus gets whipped into the corner and Bateman charges, but Titus gets an elbow up. Bateman hits a quick snapmare and climbs the turnbuckle. Bateman stalks Titus and goes for a crossbody but Titus pushes him away in mid-air. Titus hits his spinning backbreaker for a two-count. Titus gets up and Young grabs Titus' leg, causing him to turn around. Bateman dropkicks Titus in the back, bouncing him off the turnbuckle. This allows Bateman to hit Man-Tastic, his reverse STO-style move for the three-count.
Winner: Derrick Bateman
-Bateman and Young celebrate in the ring after the match.
-Hornswoggle is backstage with the doll he got last week. He finds a trail of candy and follows it to a heart-shaped note on a curtain. He puckers up and AJ pops out from behind the curtain. The two kiss as Maryse comes up to mock them. Maryse says that they're perfect for each other, since they're both trolls. AJ slaps Maryse and Maryse storms off. AJ gives Hornswoggle flowers and walks off.
-Vladimir Kozlov is planking on top of a vending machine. JTG comes up and asks what he's doing. Vlad says that he is the best plankster. JTG says he's trying to be the best gangster, not plankster. Vlad says he'll be the best in the WWE, and takes JTG's hat, puts it on, and smiles as JTG walks away.
-A pole is set up on one of the corners of the ring. The leg of Yoshi's action figure is attached to the necklace which is attached to the pole. When Yoshi walks to the ring, he carries his wounded action figure, complete with bandages.
Match #2: Necklace on a Pole Match - Tyson Kidd vs. Yoshi Tatsu
-Tyson hits a gut kick and tosses Yoshi out of the ring. He runs toward the pole, but Yoshi pulls him down. Yoshi hits a chop and runs the ropes, hitting a spinning wheel kick. Yoshi climbs up, but Kidd pulls him down and hits a running dropkick to Yoshi's temple. Kidd climbs the turnbuckle, but Yoshi gets Kidd on his shoulders. Kidd grabs the top rope and flips both himself and Yoshi over the rope to the outside. Kidd hits a suplex on Yoshi onto the floor. Yoshi gets up and hits a chop followed by a number of kicks. He hits his running knee attack on the steep steps. Yoshi tries to jump from the steps to the barricade to kick Kidd, but Kidd moves and Yoshi gets his leg hung up on the barricade. Kidd slowly makes his way up the turnbuckle, but looks down at Yoshi and goes out after him. He throws him back into the ring and starts stomping a mudhole in him in the corner. Yoshi gets up and both men hit the ropes. They collide with a double clothesline and both men are down. Both men get up to the turnbuckle and start battling on the second rope. Yoshi pushes Kidd off onto the announce table, but Yoshi falls back to the floor.
-Kidd is in control on the outside. He hits a dropkick to Yoshi's temple once again and heads up the turnbuckle. Before he gets too high, Yoshi catches up to him and grabs his leg. Tyson drops down and kicks Yoshi onto the bottom rope. Kidd hits his over-the-top-rope leg drop and then applies a Boston crab while Yoshi's hung up on the rope. Kidd tries for the necklace once again, but Yoshi pushes the leg of Kidd away, dropping him down. Yoshi hits a big roundhouse kick to Kidd and Yoshi falls down as well. Yoshi slowly crawls to the turnbuckle. He gets to the top rope but Tyson pushes Yoshi, who lands right where it hurts on the turnbuckle. Yoshi's stuck in the tree of woe and Tyson kicks him before Yoshi climbs back up to the top rope. Kidd follows and hits a huge back superplex, but Yoshi grabs the leg of his action figure at the last second.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu
-Yoshi slowly gets to his feet and celebrates, but Kidd attacks him from behind. Kidd slams Yoshi's leg against the ringpost and then slams Yoshi's leg onto the announce table. Kidd then applies a figure four leglock on Yoshi while using the ring post for leverage. Referees come to break it up and Kidd smiles while Yoshi writhes in pain. Referees help Yoshi limp the back as Kidd continues to taunt him from the stage.
-The rest of NXT is a Raw Rebound of the WWE Championship match between Rey Mysterio and John Cena from last night, as well as the return of CM Punk.
-That's all for this week's NXT Redemption. Thanks for reading.
- Santino Marella noted on Twitter this morning that his nose is broken. The match happened at last night's RAW as Marella teamed with Chris Masters to face WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty in a match taped for Thursday's Superstars.
- Marvin sent word that after last night's RAW went off the air, CM Punk cut a promo as the crowd cheered and said that he, the WWE Champion, was back on RAW for good. Marvin noted that Punk was way more over than John Cena with the live crowd.
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•Rey Mysterio def. The Miz for the WWE Championship •U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Evan Bourne •Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve def. Maryse & Melina •Zack Ryder def. Michael Cole •Alberto Del Rio def. Kofi Kingston •John Cena def. WWE Champion Rey Mysterio
Raw results: Title wave By: Greg Adkins July 25, 2011 Tags: Raw: July 25, 2011 HAMPTON, Va. – The McMahon Era may have ended, but the Triple H Era has just begun. On The Game’s first night as the Big Man on Canvas, the WWE Universe witnessed the return of a WWE Hall of Famer, an electrifying Superstar and, not one, but two WWE Champions. Actually, three. Oh, yeah, this should be interesting.
John Cena def. WWE Champion Rey Mysterio; CM Punk confronted Cena (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | CM PUNK EXCLUSIVE | PHOTOS | FULL STORY) The capacity crowd inside the Hampton Coliseum might want to save their ticket stubs. It was a night to remember for the WWE Universe. In an unprecedented second WWE Championship Match of the night, newly-minted WWE Champion Rey Mysterio was forced to defend the title he won less than two hours earlier against one of WWE’s toughest competitors, John Cena.
As the two sportsmen competed, it eventually became clear that The Cenation Commander-in-Chief would overpower Rey’s agile assault and capture his ninth WWE Championship. In the carnival of celebration, however, one competitor emerged to dispute the legitimacy of Cena’s reign.
CM Punk shocked the WWE faithful when, after having departed the company two weeks earlier, he surfaced inside the arena carrying his WWE Title. The audience, as well as millions at home, watched the confrontation, the tension, the body language. Which man would blink first? Which WWE Champion was the rightful heir to WWE’s most coveted object? In the frenzied air of anticipation, however, there would be no determination. The Second City Savior and The Champ merely stood hoisting their respective WWE Titles skyward, as if to declare their proper place in the history books despite the protests of the other.
Alberto Del Rio def. Kofi Kingston (WATCH | PHOTOS) Alberto Del Rio quickly figured out that coasting on your accomplishments is the quickest course to obscurity in WWE. In the wake of his astounding Money in the Bank victory, The Mexican Aristocrat dropped focus in an upset loss to Kofi Kingston last week. This week, however, Mr. Money in the Bank came correct, halting his slide as well as any momentum for the Dreadlock Dynamo.
Zack Ryder def. Michael Cole (WATCH | PHOTOS) After abandoning his post earlier in the program, announcer Michael Cole was made to pay, thanks to WWE’s new COO, Triple H. The Superstar collecting the toll? Zack Ryder. The Long Island Iced Z punished the egotistical talking head and gave his legion of “Bro-skis” something to cheer about. Woo! Woo! Woo! You know it!
Triple H gave a “State of the WWE Address” (WATCH | PHOTOS) Meet the new boss. After relieving Mr. McMahon of his duties last week, Triple H took over as WWE’s Chief Operating Officer or COO. This week, a sharply dressed Game addressed the WWE Universe and ushered in several major developments.
First, Raw would host an unprecedented second WWE Title Match later in the evening between recently crowned WWE Champion Rey Mysterio and John Cena.
The second bombshell dropped shortly afterward: WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross would be returning to the Raw announce desk. When The Game announced the decision, current announcer Michael Cole mouthed off in protest. As a result, Triple H arranged a match for him later in the evening against an as-yet-unnamed opponent.
While wrapping up his address, The Cerebral Assassin was interrupted by a clearly imbalanced R-Truth. After enduring the crackpot’s latest batch of conspiracy theories, Triple H introduced the man Truth had put on the shelf: John Morrison. The recuperated Shaman of Sexy darted into the ring and unleashed his frustrations on Truth, leaving him immobile in the ring.
Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve def. Maryse & Melina (WATCH PHOTOS) Two blondes plus two brunettes equals one heck of a tag team match. Divas Champion Kelly Kelly teamed with the gorgeous Eve to square off against belligerent beauties Maryse & Melina. Although Kelly looks like a cheerleader, she once again proved she isn’t afraid to throw down like a linebacker. The Divas Champion proved her title reign is no fluke when she secured the pin and the victory for her team.
Next week, Divas from both Raw and SmackDown will compete in a Diva Battle Royal to determine who will face Kelly Kelly at SummerSlam.
U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Evan Bourne (WATCH | PHOTOS) Is Vickie Guerrero Dolph Ziggler’s lucky charm? If so, the poor guy may just have to keep her around. Once again, the U.S. Champion prevailed in a match against one of WWE’s most agile Superstars, Evan Bourne. The aerial acrobrat proved unable to overcome Ziggler’s swiftness and athleticism, succumbing to a sleeper hold.
Rey Mysterio def. The Miz to become the WWE Champion (WATCH:PART 1 | PART 2 | PART 3 | PHOTOS) First things first. When Raw went off the air the week before, there remained unfinished business to attend to, namely determining a new WWE Champion. After eight Superstars were whittled down to two during a WWE Championship Tournament, only Rey Mysterio and The Miz remained. To kick off tonight’s show, the pair clashed in a frenzied contest that eventually saw The Master of the 619 capture his first ever WWE Championship.
His title reign got off to a tumultuous start. After the match, Rey’s petulant opponent, apparently unable to keep his A.D.D. in check, ambushed the freshly-minted champion before stomping off. As if Miz’s outburst weren’t enough, Mr. Money in the Bank, Alberto Del Rio, then appeared, hoping to cash in his contract. Before he could, however, the new champion flew over the top rope onto his attacker, which sent The Mexican Aristocrat flying and fleeing up the entrance ramp.
In addition to all the championship action at the top of the show, WWE’s new Chief Operating Officer, Triple H, will assume his role as head of the company later in the program and offer a “State of the WWE Address.”
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
Mijn hobby's zijn: Worstelen en films.
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