TNA X-Divison contract qualifying competitor Tony Nese has been teasing a return to television on his official twitter page noting that soon you will be able to see him on TV. No word whether it will actually be in TNA but it is important to note that he has never made such claims before his match on Impact Wrestling back in July.
•Sheamus def. The Great Khali •Natalya def. AJ •Daniel Bryan def. Tyson Kidd •Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson def. Zack Ryder •Mark Henry def. Vladimir Kozlov •WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty and JTG def. The Usos and Trent Barreta •World Heavyweight Champion Christian & R-Truth def. Randy Orton & John Morrison
LEXINGTON, Ky. – With SummerSlam approaching, World Heavyweight Champion Christian did what some said couldn’t be done – pin WWE’s Apex Predator Randy Orton.
World Heavyweight Champion Christian & R-Truth def. Randy Orton & John Morrison (WATCH | PHOTOS) At one point in their bout, Christian ran out into the WWE Universe to avoid an angry Viper who was in hot pursuit. But, when the two finally collided in the ring toward the end of the tag team battle, it was the World Champion who reigned supreme. When R-Truth fell victim to an RKO, Christian seized the moment and dropped Orton with the Killswitch for the win. Is it a sign of things to come when the two bitter rivals meet at SummerSlam? (Preview)
WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty and JTG def. The Usos and Trent Barreta (WATCH | PHOTOS) In a fast-paced battle, Michael McGillicutty perfectly served up Trent Barreta for tag team partner David Otunga to drop the elbow and pick up the victory.
Mark Henry def. Vladimir Kozlov (WATCH | PHOTOS) Mark Henry came right out of the gate with a powerful offense and never looked back. After downing Vladimir Kozlov with The World’s Strongest Slam for the win, he wrapped Kozlov’s leg in a steel chair and dropped his massive frame on his helpless victim. Then from out of nowhere, Sheamus charged the ring, looking to take a swipe at Henry with a steel chair. But Henry quickly avoided a strike and then stared down his SummerSlam opponent from outside the ring. Then in a familiar scene, Kozlov was removed from the ring on a stretcher. Later, Sheamus talked about facing Henry at Summer Slam (WATCH | Exclusive Sheamus interview | SummerSlam preview).
Intercontinental Champion Ezekiel Jackson def. Zack Ryder (WATCH | PHOTOS) In an impressive showing, Zack Ryder held his own against big Ezekiel Jackson. However, the champion eventually asserted his dominance in a big way by repeatedly slamming GM Teddy Long’s assistant to the canvas then punishing him with a session in his Torture Rack. Zack Ryder made a “State of the Showski” Address (WATCH | PHOTOS) Attempting to make his mark on Friday nights, Zack Ryder addressed the WWE Universe about his new support role to Long. However, he was quickly interrupted by Jackson, who took umbrage with Ryder pitting him against Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in a Handicap Match last week. When Rhodes and DiBiase joined in the discussion, Teddy put an end to all of the talk and pit Ryder in a match against Jackson.
Daniel Bryan def. Tyson Kidd (WATCH | PHOTOS) In a battle that remained competitive until the very end, Mr. Money in the Bank Daniel Bryan made Tyson Kidd tap out using an asphyxiating submission move. Helping call the action at the announce table was Wade Barrett, who said it was a fluke that Bryan won at Money in the Bank.
Natalya def. AJ (WATCH | PHOTOS) In a match pitting mentor vs. protégé, Natalya made AJ submit to the Sharpshooter. But, the powerful blonde wasn’t content with just the win. After the match, she taught AJ another lesson by brutally assaulting her outside the ring. Then, after saying “Beth Phoenix, I’m with you sister,” Natalya crouched over AJ and declared: “The days of the cute, perky little princesses are over”!
Sheamus def. The Great Khali (WATCH | PHOTOS) Sheamus continued to show just how tough he really is. In a stunning turnabout, The Celtic Warrior escaped The Khali Vise Grip – a move that usually spells the end for most Superstars. Then, using a Brogue Kick to the head, Sheamus took down one of WWE’s largest Superstars. Can Sheamus carry this momentum into SummerSlam against Mark Henry?
Gail Kim Continues to Rant on Twitter About WWE Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/06/2011 at 01:52 AM
Former WWE Diva Gail Kim continues to emphasize that she quit the company and was not released. "I didn't ask for a release," Kim wrote to TNA Knockout Tara on Twitter. "I QUIT. LOL. Meaning I don't want their money. I'd rather be free."
WWE has yet to confirm that Kim is no longer with the company. As for Tara, she's lobbied publicly for Gail to return to TNA. Tara followed up by writing, "Oops, I mean Impact Wrestling."
Chris Masters comments on his WWE release Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 08/05/2011 at 03:52 PM
Chris Masters issued the following statement regarding his WWE release today:
"Obviously, I'm surprised by the move. But I'm optimistic. I'm going to move forward and see what lies ahead. I still love this business and I'm not going to give up because of this small set back. I want to explore and see what options I have for the future."
Melina Talks About Her Release From WWE Posted by Dave Mitchell on 08/05/2011 at 03:36 PM
Melina wrote the following about her WWE release on Twitter today:
"Feel free to Tweet, write, call @WWE about how u feel about anything. You deserve to be heard regarding any matter. Strength in numbers. I love you all so dearly and reading all of your tweets. Seeing the trend... I know w/out a doubt, I'm a lucky woman! In the next few days you will see many updates on the matter, so keep checking www.RealMelina.com I will definitely Blog & Vlog about it. I've been through quite a bit of stuff in my life. I Overcame each time. I'll never give up. Not now. I'll Always fight & #StayStrong "
Melina also sent a Tweet to John Morrison in response to his heartfelt reaction to her release:
"@TheRealMorrison U just made me cry. I love you so much. I'm very proud of what u have accomplished & to have u as the love of my life."
John Morrison statement on Melina's release Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 08/05/2011 at 02:36 PM
John Morrison issued the following statement via Twitter concerning Melina, his girlfriend, who was released this afternoon from her contract with WWE.
“I’ve always believed that Melina is the most talented Diva ever employed by World Wrestling Entertainment. (not to mention the hottest!) Her face conveys emotion. Vince McMahon likes to say “Television is a feeling” and I agree with him. That’s what Sports Entertainment is all about. Melina’s presence on Television, aside from the obvious (she be sexy!) is raw emotion- joy, rage, surprise, disgust… her passion just pours out of her
Melina’s presence on Monday Night Raw will be missed by the WWE universe… and especially by me.
I think this is the end of a chapter in the book of @RealMelina – I met Melina on my audition for Tough Enough 3, I never forgot the smile, and hug she gave me when I made the show and she got cut and told to go home. I’ve stood next to her with Joey while MNM was yelled at; told we’d never make it, we were worthless. I’ve seen her come back from 2 career threatening injuries. She is one of a kind, and talented enough to do whatever she wants. I’m proud to be her man. I love her, and will support whatever she chooses to do next.
- The Wrestling Observer reports that Sin Cara will be returning at this coming Tuesday's WWE SmackDown tapings in Sacramento, California. This would mean that Cara's time off for suspension was cut to three weeks instead of the 30 days.
Online Exclusive: Watch the opening video that will kick off Sunday's Hardcore Justice Pay-Per-View event, featuring the maniacal Sting vs. Kurt Angle for the World Heavyweight Championship! The event will be available on all major cable or satellite Pay-Per-View providers - or watch it online around the world at TNAOnDemand.com! Make sure you register early to watch it at TNAOnDemand.com.
We start with a look back at last week as Sting's shocking display of dishonesty, as well as Bully Ray hanging Ken Anderson out to dry, led to Kurt Angle retaining the World Title against Anderson in a cage. Then we go to the ring where Bully Ray and the rest of Immortal are in the ring. Bully Ray puts over Scott Steiner, Gunner, Abyss, and Jeff Jarrett, then gets to Anderson and calls him an asshole. Ray says this town ain't big enough for both Immortal and Fortune, but Anderson interrupts, calls Bully Ray an asshole, and says this town isn't big enough for he and Ray. Anderson reminds Ray that it was his idea to get in the ring with Kurt Angle, then screwed him once the match happened. Anderson says Ray hopes it was worth it, because one of these days, he's going to get him back. Ray reminds Anderson that he lost the World Title after only one week, while he himself is a 23 time tag champion and he's the guy in charge of the group when Hogan and Bischoff aren't around. Ray's going to be the World Champion, and Anderson is a piece of dog crap on his shoes. Anderson says they're both not booked, and quotes Meatloaf in asking Ray if he wants to settle this. Anderson and Ray go at each other and the rest of Immortal pulls them apart.
Fortune comes out and says it sounded like Immortal was calling them out, and they will accept that invitation. Fortune rushes the ring and clears Immortal out, though James Storm appears to have hurt his back during the skirmish.
Tonight, we're in for three Bound For Glory Series matches and the official contract signing for the Angle-Sting match at Hardcore Justice.
Miss Tessmacher is backstage, and she's...STRETCHING!
Mickie James comes out to join Mike and Taz for commentary on our next match...
Madison Rayne vs Miss Tessmacher
Madison has Tessmacher's partner Tara ejected from ringside, but turns her back and Tessmacher blindsides her with a series of forearms, then sits her in the corner and rubs her ass in Madison's face. Now Tessmacher commits a cardinal mistake and turns her back, and pays for it when Madison forearms her in the back of the head and gouges at her face. Madison with an old school Moolah toss across the ring by the hair, then does it again just to be a jerk. Maidson skullhumps Tessmacher's head into the mat, but turns her back to mouth off to Mickie and Tessmacher gets a small package for the win.
Winner: Miss Tessmacher
Madison attacks Tessmacher after the match and Mickie gets up to try and intervene, but Angelina Love runs out of the back and attacks Mickie. Mickie fights back, but now Winter comes out of nowhere and lays Mickie out, then Angelina holds Mickie so Winter can lay her out with the title belt.
We catch up on the Bound For Glory Series matches over the last week, and Crimson still remains in first place with 40 points. Now we head to the ring for the first Series match of the night...
Bound For Glory Series: Devon vs AJ Styles
Feeling out process to start, Devon pulls out a leapfrog and a hiptoss, but AJ catches Devon with a standing dropkick to the face for 2 as the Pope comes out to join Devon's family at ringside. Devon charges AJ, but AJ gets the boot up and tries a charge of his own, only to run into a flying back elbow from Devon for 2. Devon sees Pope out in the crowd with his family and is not happy, and the distraction allows AJ to roll Devon into a cross armbreaker, but Devon makes it to the ropes and then rolls out to the floor. AJ with a sunset flip for 2, then tries pulling Devon up into the Styles Clash and gets kicked in the face. Devon goes for the Curtain Call, but AJ slips out the back and hits a Pelle Kick and covers for 2 as Christopher Daniels comes out to take a seat at ringside. AJ now is distracted by Daniels and goes out to the apron to talk to Daniels, then tries a springboard move back into the ring, but Devon ducks and rolls AJ up for 3.
Pope gives Devon's wife a big hug and they applaud as Devon comes out to get in Pope's face and AJ comes out to ringside and ends up arguing with Daniels all the way to the back.
We go to a video package looking at the history of the Sting-Kurt Angle feud, then we go to Pope, who says he's going out there tonight to get more points and is worried about what's going to happen between he and Devon at Hardcore Justice.
Matt Morgan, torn shoulder and all, joins Mike Tenay and Taz for our next match...
Bound For Glory Series: The Pope vs Samoa Joe
They circle one another for a moment and then Pope ducks a couple of wild swings and pops Joe with an uppercut. Pope continues to outmaneuver Joe and gets a pair of armdrags, a dropkick for 2, and then another armdrag into an armbar. Joe just powers Pope into the corner, but Pope dodges a charge and goes out to the floor. Joe chases after him around ringside and back into the ring where Pope gets an inverted atomic drop and a flying shouderblock. Pope wit ha series of high elbows and a straight double axhandle to the face. Devon comes out to ringside as Pope gets an O'Connor Roll, and Joe slides out and traps Pope in a choke until Pope taps out.
Winner: Samoa Joe
Wait a minute, Joe won't release the hold and his eyes are rolling back in his head, so the referee reverses the decision.
Winner via DQ (reverse): Devon
Joe is PISSED, and chases the referee to the back as Devon argues with his sons at ringside.
Joe is backstage yelling about how he's being screwed over by the company, and he knows they're trying to kill him, and he's not going to go silently. Going forward he (I guess some mysterious TNA official) is going to be held responsible for what happens out there.
Back in the Fortune locker room, James Storm's back is still hurting and Bobby Roode offers to take his match tonight against Hernandez since they have to defend the World Tag Team Title against Mexican America at Hardcore Justice. Storm says okay, if he wants to.
Bully Ray is backstage arguing on the phone with Hulk Hogan, and reluctantly agrees to go apologize to Ken Anderson tonight.
Back to the ring, and Bobby Roode tells the referee that Storm can't go in the next match and he will be taking Storm's place.
Roode fires off some right hands and Hernandez casually tosses Roode into the corner, but Roode flattens Hernandez with a running clothesline, and a second one sends Hernandez out to the floor. Roode slingshots himself over the top rope and comes down on top of Hernandez, then takes a chair and spears it into the gut of Hernandez, then turns it flat and slams it over his back. Roode tosses a variety of items into the ring, smashes a trash can lid over Hernendez's head, but Hernandez reverses a whip and sends Roode slamming into the ringpost. Hernandez covers Roode for 2 on the floor, then rolls him back inside and hits a slingshot shoulderblock into the ring. Hernandez takes his belt off and whips Roode in the back with it, then wraps the belt around Roode's throat and chokes him with it. Roode fires back at Hernandez, but Hernandez flattens him again with a big running bodyblock and then tosses the trash can lid at Roode's face and covers for 2. Roode rolls out to the floor, but Hernandez goes after him and rams his back into the apron, then whips Roode into the ringpost. Back into the ring, where Roode gets the trash can lid and loudly bashes Hernandez over the head with it repeatedly, but tries a charge into the corner and Hernandez gets his boot up. Hernandez skins the cat up to the top rope, but Roode pops up and bashes him in the head with a trash can and then superplexes him into the ring. Roode gets a kendo stick and starts killing Hernandez with it, then comes off the second rope with a Blockbuster for 2. Roode comes off the ropes, but Hernandez nearly tackles Roode clear out of the building with a shoulderblock and then sets up for the Border Toss. Roode slips out and hits a spinebuster, then gets Hernandez in a Fujiwara armbar. Hernandez taps, but the referee is distracted byt Anarquia attacking Storm on the floor. Sarita comes in from behind and hits Roode with a kendo stick, and Hernandez rolls Roode up with his feet on the ropes for the win.
Bully Ray comes into Ken Anderson's dressing room backstage and says he respects the business and the guys who came before him, and Hogan came before the both of them and neither would be here if it weren't for Hogan. He's going to apologize to Anderson for the way he treated him and anything he's done that has offended him. Ray extends his hand to Anderson, and Anderson is dubious, so Ray says he doesn't apologize to many people, and he again apologizes. Anderson finally shakes Ray's hand, and Ray pulls Anderson into a knee to the groin and asks him who the asshole is now. What a great heel!
We go back to the production truck as Kurt Angle prepares to provide commentary on the Empty Arena Match he and Sting had back in 2009, and then we're back to the ring...
Austin Aries vs Alex Shelley
Aries attacks Shelley from behind, then drapes his neck across the bottom rope and hits a slingshot double axhandle to the floor. Aries tries to slingshot into a senton back in, but Shelley gets the knees up and peppers Aries with fists and a leaping enziguiri, then covers for a series of 2 counts. Aries tries to sucker Shelley with a kick, but Shelley catches the boot, ducks an enziguiri, and gets la magistral cradle for 2. Shelley opens up with a series of chops and hits a Flatliner into the second turnbuckle for 2. Shelley with a leg whip and twists Aries into a seated inverted figure four, but Aries just manages to make the ropes. Aries dumps Shelley to the ring apron and hits a neckbreaker through the ropes, then comes off the ropes with a Macho Man double axhandle to the floor. Aries rolls Shelley back in for a series of 2 counts, then sits Shelley up top and tries for a superplex, but Shelley gourdbusters Aries into the ring and comes off the top with a missile dropkick that sends Aries crashing out to the floor. Shelley hits a dive through the ropes, then sends Aries back into the ring and tries a top rope double stomp, but Aries moves and hits him with a back elbow. Aries tries Sliced Bread #2, Shelley counters to a rollup for 2, then Aries dumps Shelley to the floor and mocks Shelley by putting on Shelley's jacket. The referee takes the jacket away from Aries and falls on his butt, Shelley tries for Sliced Bread #2 but Aries dumps him into a seated position on the second rope and kicks him in the nuts, then hits a brainbuster for the win.
Winner: Austin Aries
Aries puts the boots to Shelley while yelling at him that he just beat him with a wrestling maneuver, but Brian Kendrick runs out and chases Aries off. Aries says he'll see Kendrick at the PPV and walks off.
Eric Young tries out for movie and talk show roles, then we go to Jeremy Borash with Kurt Angle as they discuss the Empty Arena Match they had back when Angle was the head of the Main Event Mafia and Sting wanted to take his place. They didn't show the whole thing, but we got a good sampling of them ramming one another into guardrails and rows of chairs, as well as one spot where Sting dumped Angle over a railing from the stands and to the floor from a pretty good height.
We see Sting arriving at the Impact Zone just in time for three quarters of the show to be over, then we're back to the ring...
Bound For Glory Series: Gunner & Scott Steiner vs Crimson & Rob Van Dam
Only the winner of the fall in this match will get the points. RVD and Steiner start us off and Steiner powers RVD into the corner, but stops to pose and RVD rolls him up with a bodyscissors cradle for 2. Steiner kills him with a clothesline, then unloads with some heavy strikes in the corner. RVD comes back with a spinkick to the jaw and stops to do the Rob Van Dam pointing to the back thing, and Steiner comes from behind and hits a full nelson slam for 2. Gunner tags in and goes at it with RVD, who gets a legsweep and a standing moonsault for 2. Gunner rams RVD to the corner and hits some forearms, but RVD with a high kick to the face of Gunner and then tags in Crimson. Crimson with a slam and a T-bone suplex for 2, Steiner tries a cheapshot from the outside and Crimson nails him, but Gunner runs him over with a back elbow for 2. Gunner continuing to work Crimson over and then tags in Steiner, who opens up with another series of hard chops and then the rotating belly to belly suplex for 2. Steiner with a clothesline and then the elbowdrop and pushups, then Gunner tags in and hits a back suplex for 2. Gunner comes off the second rope for a double axhandle and Crimson seems to blow the counter, but picks Gunner up and turns it into a spinning Flatliner and makes the hot tag to RVD, who comes in and unloads on Steiner with a leg lariat, but then Steiner catches RVD and hits an overhead release suplex. RVD with a springboard thrust kick and Rolling Thunder for 2, and then Gunner and Crimson are in the ring and going at it as RVD and Steiner go out to the floor. Gunner knocks RVD off the apron, but Crimson hits a spear out of nowhere on Gunner and RVD comes off the top with the Dive Star, and then Steiner comes in and hits a Flatliner on RVD and wipes Crimson out with a clothesline efore covering RVD for 2. Steiner puts RVD up top, but Crimson comes from behind and hits an Electric Chair and then RVD hits the Five Star Frog Splash for the win.
Winners: Crimson & Rob Van Dam (RVD scores the pin for 7 points)
With that win, RVD now rockets up to second place with 35 points, right behind Crimson. They do a postmatch promo with Christy Hemme, who points out that they'll be facing each other in just three days at Hardcore Justice. Crimson says RVD got the win tonight, but this weekend, he'll be the one walking out with the points.
Mike Tenay and Taz run us down the card for this weekend's Hardcore Justice PPV, then we're off to the ring for the contract signing for the Sting-Kurt Angle contract signing. At Jeremy Borash's direction, Angle signs the contract first, then Sting. Borash asks Angle for his final comments before this weekend, and he says that there are very few men in the business whom Angle respects, and Sting is one of them. He's never politicked or screwed anyone, and if he ends up half the man Sting is, he knows he did a good job. But at Hardcore Justice, he's coming after Sting and it's strictly business, nothing personal, and after the match, it will end in a handshake and then man who is going to walk away with the World Title is Kurt Angle. Sting takes the microphone and says he suddenly doesn't feel like laughing too much. He thanks Angle for the words because after 25 years in the business, he feels like he accomplished someone and had an effect on someone as great as Angle. He's just as big a fan as Angle, and it doesn't matter who he's talking to, he says the best wrestler he's ever faced has been Kurt Angle. There isn't anything Kurt can't do, and no matter what aspect of wrestling it is, Angle's the best, and to top it all off, he's done what no professional wrestler has and won an Olympic gold medal. The thing is that the title is his life blood and his way to right everything that's wrong, and he made a vow to Dixie Carter, the wrestlers in the back, and the fans that before he hangs it up, he'll return the company to Dixie Carter, and he can't lose to Angle at Hardcore Justice. Angle won't have to kill him to win the title, but he'll have to come damn close, and he's going to get his hand raised at Hardcore Justice, and that's damn real.
Gainesville, Florida, hosts Monday Nitro on the 20th of March 2000. The band gets back together as Scott Steiner reunites with the New World Order. Mean Gene Interviews Sid Vicious, Lash LeRoux vs. 'Hard Knox' Chris Candido, Fit Finlay vs. La Parka, David Flair calls out The Wall, Billy Kidman and Booker vs. The Harris Brothers(c) - Tag Titles, The Total Package vs. Vampiro, Norman Smiley vs. Hugh Morrus, Dustin Rhodes vs. Curt Hennig, Tank Abbott vs. Barbarian, Ric Flair vs. Sting, New World Order vs. Sid Vicious and Hulk Hogan.
- There was talk this week of making Michael Cole a manager since he has so much heat. The idea would be for Cole to transfer some of that heat to heels on the roster who need a boost. If Cole would begin to manage, he would likely stay on commentary as well.
The Undertaker's possible return date Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 08/03/2011 at 07:09 PM
In the latest edition of WWE Magazine, it appears as if the company are hyping a return for The Undertaker at the WWE Vengeance pay-per-view on October 23rd.
The preview reads:
“On October 23, Vengeance rises from the grave in the form of an all new Pay-Per-View. What better time and place for The Undertaker to make his return to a WWE ring. After all, it was a year and a day to the date that the Deadman lost a Buried Alive match against Kane with the help of the Nexus at the WWE Bragging Rights Pay-Per-View in 2010. The Phenom hasn’t come calling for revenge on that score (some streak got in the way), so if we were Kane or Wade Barrett, we would watch our backs come October, because if you happen to hear that ominous gong, you’ll know the bell tolls for thee.”
Former WWE Diva Reportedly Dating George Clooney Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/03/2011 at 04:54 PM
Life & Style reports that George Clooney is now dating former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler after recently splitting from model Elisabetta Canali.
Keibler reportedly flew to Italy to be with the Academy Award winning actor at his villa in Lake Como. She tweeted the following about the trip: "I'm in heaven."
Clooney and Keibler have been acquaintances for some time and were set up by a mutual friend. A source close to the situation says his relationship with Keibler is "purely for fun."
"They have a lot of friends in common and run in the same circles," the source said.
"He's enjoying spending time with Stacy, but he just got out of a two-year relationship. George isn't ready for anything serious. This fling is purely for fun."
George Clooney laat er geen gras over groeien. Een maand nadat hij Elisabetta Canalis dumpte, zou de acteur opnieuw van het straat zijn. Clooney wordt gelinkt aan ex-worstelaarster Stacy Keibler. Clooney en Keibler kunnen het goed met elkaar vinden, maar van een serieuze relatie zou geen sprake zijn. "Wat hij met Stacy heeft, is puur voor de fun", aldus een insider
- Dixie Carter was at the recent set of TNA Impact Wrestling tapings bragging on Sting in his new Joker-like role. Dixie was telling everyone how great it is that Sting has been able to re-invent himself at this stage of his career, and how everyone in the locker room should learn from.
Video: Superstar Profile - Bully Ray On Why Wrestling Matters
IMPACTWRESTLING.com chronicles Why Wrestling Matters to your favorite Superstars. Each full-length profile takes an in-depth look at the dedication and passion each athlete has for the sport of professional wrestling, both in and out of the ring.
First match is Vladimir Kozlov in gangster attire versus JTG. Kozlov is dressed exactly like JTG, and he wins.
Tyson Kidd comes out saying that he wants his WWE to be back like it was in the days of Davey Boy, Hitman, Pillman, not the type where they worship figurines/dolls/action figures and parade around with stupid music like Yoshi Tatsu. Really good promo
Main event is Darren Young & Derrick Bateman vs. Titus O'Neil and Matt Striker. Striker comes out to his old teacher music and AJ & Hornswoggle show up to the biggest pop pre-Smackdown holding hands. Striker looks like he has on some spare trunks and boots they have lying around. Bateman & Young are in control most of the match as they basically beat up Striker until a hot tag brings in Titus O'Neil who cleans house and gets the pinfall victory. All of them come in and celebrate.
- Monday's WWE Raw scored a 3.3 rating, which is up from the 3.20 rating the show produced last week.
This is a ten-week high for WWE and, thus, the highest rated show since the C.M. Punk angle began. Triple H's appearance appeared to help the Smackdown rating on Friday, and his role on Raw is also a potential reason for the ratings increase.
•Beth Phoenix won a No. 1 Contender’s Diva Battle Royal •The Miz & R-Truth def. Rey Mysterio & John Morrison •WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty def. Santino Marella & Zack Ryder •Alberto Del Rio def. Evan Bourne
Raw results: Executive decision By: Ryan Murphy August 2, 2011 Tags: Raw: August 1, 2011, CM Punk, John Cena INDIANAPOLIS — In his first days as WWE’s Chief Operating Officer, Triple H was faced with one of the most complex problems in the company’s storied history — who is the real WWE Champion? Is it CM Punk — the Superstar who beat John Cena for the title at WWE Money in the Bank before leaving the company, only to return a week later with the championship in hand? Or is it Cena — the man who defeated Rey Mysterio for the WWE Title on the same night the masked Superstar won a tournament for the supposedly vacant championship? After considering both cases for some time, The Game finally hit upon a vital fact — the most important choices aren’t made in a boardroom, they’re decided in the ring.
Triple H resolved the WWE Championship situation (WATCH | PHOTOS) For the first time in WWE history, there are two legitimate WWE Champions, but which man is the real title holder? That was the question Triple H tangled with tonight as John Cena and CM Punk pressed the COO for a decision.
It was a tough judgment for The Game, but before he could reveal his solution, he was interrupted by WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis. A longtime associate of Mr. McMahon, the executive made his feelings on the matter clear — strip John Cena of the title.
Unsurprisingly, Mr. Laurinaitis’ words brought an irate John Cena forth. Verbally berating the executive, The Champ claimed Laurinaitis wanted him stripped of the title, because Cena laid him out at WWE Money in the Bank. Cena then threatened to harm Mr. Laurinaitis again, leading the VP to leave the ring as fast as his feet could carry him.
Now alone with Cena, Triple H informed The Champ that he would not strip him of the WWE Championship. Hearing that, CM Punk immediately hit the ring, prepared to state his case to the COO.
As the two champions began to argue, The Game laid it out like this — at SummerSlam, John Cena and CM Punk will meet in the first ever WWE Champion vs. WWE Champion Match. The Superstar that walks away victorious will be the Undisputed WWE Champion. End of story.
Alberto Del Rio def. Evan Bourne (WATCH | PHOTOS) He has enormous wealth, fancy cars and the Money in the Bank briefcase, but Alberto Del Rio still operates like a man with something to prove. Why else would The Mexican Aristocrat apply a bone snapping armbar to Evan Bourne long after he defeated the high-flyer in the ring? Looking to send a message to the locker room, the arrogant Superstar nearly broke Bourne’s arm until Kofi Kingston stormed the ring and chased Del Rio — and his lackey Ricardo Rodriguez — out of the arena.
WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty def. Santino Marella & Zack Ryder (WATCH | PHOTOS) A week after internet sensation Zack Ryder was handpicked by Triple H to put Michael Cole in his place on Raw, Long Island Iced-Z took a few lumps of his own. Rallying against David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty early in the bout, Ryder eventually lost the contest for his team, bringing an abrupt end to his winning streak. Woe. Woe. Woe. You know it.
Alex Riley confronted United States Champion Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero (WATCH | PHOTOS) Tonight, Alex Riley gave Dolph Ziggler some invaluable career advice whether the bleached blond wanted it or not. In the middle of another one of Vickie Guerrero’s annoying rants about the presumed greatness of the United States Champion, A-Ry thankfully interrupted and announced that Ziggler had spent too much time hiding behind the loudmouthed lady and needed to prove himself on his own.
Infuriated, Ziggler nearly attacked Riley, but slid out of the ring instead and stormed away with Vickie by his side.
The Miz & R-Truth def. Rey Mysterio & John Morrison (WATCH | PHOTOS) After spending three months on the sidelines due to a brutal attack from R-Truth, John Morrison was finally able to face his rival in the ring tonight, but he didn’t come alone. Teaming with Rey Mysterio — the Superstar who beat The Miz for the vacant WWE Title before losing it to John Cena last Monday night — JoMo showed little sign of ring rust, but he still wasn’t ready for his underhanded opponents. Losing to Truth, Morrison then fell victim to both The Awesome One’s Skull Crushing Finale and a water bottle to the side of the head from the conspiracy-obsessed Superstar.
Beth Phoenix won a No. 1 Contender’s Diva Battle Royal (WATCH | PHOTOS) She’s long been touted as WWE’s most powerful Diva, so the WWE Universe was not surprised when Beth Phoenix triumphed over the ladies of Raw and SmackDown to earn a Divas Title Match against Kelly Kelly at SummerSlam. It’s what happened next that shocked everyone.
Entering the ring to congratulate the winner, the Divas Champion gave Beth a big hug in a refreshing moment of good sportsmanship. In return, The Glamazon unexpectedly attacked the beautiful competitor, brutally tossing her out of the ring before shouting, “Your days as the perky, cute, little bimbo are over!”
Clearly, things between these two Divas just got personal.
Triple H and a re-signed CM Punk exchanged heated words (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | PHOTOS) Following last week’s scandalous return to WWE, the always contentious CM Punk kicked off tonight’s Raw by inciting more controversy. Stating that he re-signed with WWE because he wanted to bring about change, The Straight Edge Superstar proclaimed himself the one and only WWE Champion, which drew out WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H. Taking issue with the arrogant Superstar’s words, The Game said he re-signed Punk because it was good for business even though he personally found him smug and overrated. As tensions mounted between the two, Triple H made it clear that both Punk and John Cena are legitimate champions to which the overconfident Punk shot back that there can only be one title holder. The Game did not debate this point and promised to rectify the situation tonight.
According to the wrestling observer, Kurt Angle has been pushing TNA Officials lately to sign former WWE Tag team champions Charlie Haas and Shelton Benjamin in order to fill the dwindling tag team roster.
Uncensored 2000 took place on March 19, 2000 from the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Jeff Jarrett looks to become the dominant man in the New World Order by capturing the WCW Title! The Artist(c) vs. Psicosis - Cruiserweight Title, Lane and Rave vs. The Demon and Norman Smiley, Bam Bam Bigelow vs. The Wall, 3 Count(c) vs. Brian Knobbs - Elimination match - Hardcore Title, Billy Kidman and Booker vs. Harlem Heat, Fit Finlay vs. Vampiro - Falls Count Anywhere, The Harris Brothers vs. The Mamalukes(c) - Tag Titles, Dustin Rhodes vs. Terry Funk - Bullrope match, The Total Package vs. Sting - Lumberjack match, Jeff Jarrett vs. Sid Vicious(c) - Heavyweight Title, Ric Flair vs. Hulk Hogan - Strap match.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
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