Goldberg posted the following message on his Twitter account: "By the way......... I'm back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!." He then quickly followed it up with, "It ain't WWE, they can kiss my ass." It's very possible we'll see Bill Goldberg face Dave Batista on the wrestling supershow taking place in the African Congo. We'll keep you posted as we get more.
Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde, the original Sin Cara, returned to action at Saturday's SmackDown! live event in Tacoma, Washington.
Alvirde is eligible to resume performing since his thirty-day suspension for his first violation of WWE's drug testing policy expired on Tuesday. He claimed in an interview that he did not know what he had tested positive for and that he had only gotten a routine injection for his injured knee in Mexico.
Alvirde's future with the organization was believed to be in doubt since developmental talent Jorge Arias (a/k/a Hunico) assumed the Sin Cara character at the last two SmackDown tapings. There was talk that the move would be permanent since company officials were reportedly sour on Alvirde due to his attitude and lackluster performances.
Shane Helms has posted several messages on Twitter in defense of his longtime friend. He has directed numerous obscenity laced messages to users who disagree with him and also attacked TMZ.com for breaking the news of Hardy's arrest.
"TMZ, a site that profits off the mistakes and downfalls of human beings. How proud they must be. What a bunch of maggots," he wrote. Uhm, didn't the dude crash his car and get a DWI Shane?!
Hardy's girlfriend Reby Sky has also reacted to Hardy's unfortunate twist of fate. She wrote on Twitter, "It hurts to see anyone I love hurt in any way but I have faith that all will be ok. Regardless of what happens. Thanks for the support."
Following his arrest Saturday in North Carolina for driving while intoxicated, Matt Hardy has been released from his contract with TNA Wrestling.
In a statement released to TMZ.com, an unnamed TNA spokesperson stated, "TNA today released Impact Wrestling star Matt Hardy from its roster. Hardy was already under suspension from the company."
According to sources within TNA, plans were in place for Matt and Jeff Hardy to return to television in October. Jeff's status with the company remains unchanged since TNA will be releasing a slew of merchandise in the fall bearing his name including a video title.
Hardy joined TNA last January after being released by WWE in October 2010 following a series of events that caused him to be sent home from a company tour of Europe. Hardy walked out of a SmackDown live event on September 5, 2010 after officials voiced concern over his condition. During the subsequent weekend's European tour, Hardy's condition caused the organization to act. When the story broke online, Hardy responded with a rambling video claiming it was untrue because he was still in Europe. WWE, however, confirmed to NewsDay.com on September 12, 2010 that he had been sent home. He never wrestled for the organization again and was released from his contract a few weeks later.
Hardy stated last week on Twitter that his time away from the ring has been a blessing in disguise as it allowed him to completely clean up his life. He added Friday, "It's time for me to get back to a healthy, happy place, the transformation his now started for me, for us-(New Chapter Will begin new)"
TMZ.com reports that Matt Hardy was arrested in North Carolina today on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, a trooper discovered the TNA Wrestling Superstar after his 2009 Corvette ran off the road and struck a tree. Hardy was by himself and did not suffer any injuries.
The trooper observed signs of impairment and arrested Hardy. He was charged with driving while intoxicated and the trooper found no other contraband in the vehicle. Hardy submitted to a blood test, results of which are pending.
•Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes def. Ezekiel Jackson •Justin Gabriel def. Tyson Kidd •Undisputed WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Daniel Bryan •Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & A.J. def. Natalya & Alicia Fox •Mark Henry won a 20-Man No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal
SmackDown results: Henry crushes the competition By: Michael Burdick August 19, 2011 Tags: SmackDown: August 19, 2011 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Returning from a vicious No Holds Barred Match at SummerSlam with the World Heavyweight Championship firmly in his grasp, Randy Orton watched as Mark Henry used his uncontrollable fury to win a Battle Royal and become the new No. 1 contender to his coveted title.
Mark Henry won a 20-Man No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal (WATCH | PHOTOS) Twenty SmackDown Superstars competed in an epic Battle Royal, fighting for the right to become the No. 1 contender to Randy Orton’s World Heavyweight Title. And the mayhem that ensued only served to increase the rage of one Mark Henry. While still officially part of the match in the ring, The World’s Strongest Man extended his furious aggression to the ringside area, hurling eliminated competitors down onto the steel steps, into the ringside barricade and over the announce table.
With evidence of his carnage everywhere, Henry joined Sheamus, Barrett and Sin Cara as the last four Superstars in the match. The infuriated grappler would ultimately reign supreme, sending Sin Cara over the top rope, seconds after treating the masked Superstar to the World’s Strongest Slam. And as the smoke cleared, the new No. 1 contender stood nose-to-nose with the World Heavyweight Champion. Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & A.J. def. Natalya & Alicia Fox (WATCH | PHOTOS) Although Natalya continued to demonstrate her in-ring dominance in tag team action, her partner Alicia Fox could not rise to the occasion. When A-Fox missed the scissors kick, Kelly Kelly turned the tables, blasting her with the K-2 legdrop for the victory.
Following the match, an argument ensued between Alicia and Natalya over the loss. When the former turned away, one-half of the “Divas of Doom” knocked her from the ring, locking her in the excruciating Sharpshooter.
Undisputed WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Daniel Bryan (WATCH | PHOTOS) As the new Undisputed WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio addressed the WWE Universe with a superior smile, Daniel Bryan came forth to take him to task. However, in a hard-fought rematch of their explosive battle from one week ago, The Mexican Aristocrat once again defeated the SmackDown Money in the Bank winner with the cross armbreaker.
Del Rio opted to continue his assault on Bryan after the match, drawing the ire of Sin Cara. Rushing to the rescue, the gravity-defying Superstar expelled the WWE Champion from the ring, leaping off the top turnbuckle and onto his elitist target. Justin Gabriel def. Tyson Kidd (WATCH | PHOTOS) After a recent trip to his home country of South Africa (WATCH), the energized Justin Gabriel took down Tyson Kidd, reigning supreme over the Hart Dungeon graduate with the dazzling 450 Splash.
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes def. Ezekiel Jackson (WATCH | PHOTOS) In an impromptu Intercontinental Title rematch, Cody Rhodes executed a beautiful springboard kick-Cross Rhodes combination to triumph over former champion Ezekiel Jackson. But, who the bitter champion’s next challenger will be remains to be seen.
SmackDown GM Theodore Long declared a 20-Man No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal (WATCH | PHOTOS) Randy Orton returned to SmackDown the new World Heavyweight Champion, just five days after a brutal No Holds Barred Match against Christian at SummerSlam. And while the former champion was nowhere to be found, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long proclaimed that WWE’s Apex Predator would next defend his championship against the winner of a main event 20-Man No. 1 Contender’s Battle Royal.
Moments later, Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase emerged, bringing about a Legacy reunion. However, deciding he had heard enough from his former cohorts, The Viper hit DiBiase with the RKO. In doing so, Orton took out Ezekiel Jackson’s scheduled opponent. So, Teddy Long went to Plan B – informing Rhodes that he would have to face The Personification of Domination for the Intercontinental Title.
- John Cena noted that he was visiting at FCW in Florida this week. A fan asked Cena who he thought had the most potential in WWE's developmental territory. He replied: "Bo Rotundo and his brother "Husky" Harris aka Wyndam Rotundo."
While shooting a regular YT Entry, we captured the entity that has been visiting my house! This is totally legitimate. This is 100% REAL, and very creepy. There was no editing done, the footage is raw and pure.
Sting opens the show with a chair in the ring. Sting says he has lost his mind. Sting says he and the fans want Hulk Hogan back in the ring and he wants a match tonight. Ric Flair comes out and they go back and forth on the mic. Flair says he wants to be the greatest in the business again. Flair says Dixie Carter can’t pay him enough to wrestle enough but he wants one more Sting match. Flair wants Sting to retire if he loses. If Sting wins, he will give Sting Hogan’s ass on a platter. Sting accepts the challenge.
Scot Steiner beat Brother Devon in a Bound For Glory Series match.
Samoa Joe comes out afterward and attacks Devon. Devon’s kids jump the railing and get in Joe’s face but he doesn’t back down. The Pope comes in and separates t the group.
Ric Flair meets with Hulk Hogan backstage and Hogan is pissed. Hogan wants Sting done by the end of the night and says he will never wrestle Sting again.
Austin Aries won an X Division Gauntlet match to become the new #1 contender.
Aries did an interview with Christy Hemme and said he’s going to beat Brian Kendrick for the title, bringing out Kendrick to brawl with Aries.
Mickie James beat ODB.
Miss Jackie, who was in ODB’s corner, shook Mickie’s hand after the match.
AJ Styles beat Rob Van Dam by DQ in a Bound For Glory Series match.
Jerry Lynn showed up and pulled the referee out of the ring when Styles was going for a pin, causing the DQ. RVD and Lynn had words after the match.
Crimson comes limping to the ring and talks about Kurt Angle attacking him the previous week. Crimson calls out Angle and here comes the World Champion. Crimson says he’s pissed and Angle failed to take him out last week. Kurt calls him a nobody. Without Angle, he is a green little bitch, he says. Angle says he has got nothing but disrespect his whole career from the young guys. Crimson challenges Angle to a match for next week.
Mexican America beat Beer Money to become the new TNA Tag Team Champions.
Rosita and Sarita both got involved, and Karen and Jeff Jarrett were on commentary. Karen ran down and Jeff then ran down to save her. Jarrett threw his AAA World Title to Hernandez. Hernandez hit Robert Roode with it while the referee was distracted for the win. A Mexican flag dropped down as the Jarretts celebrated with Mexican America to end the show.
reaction to Melina/Kim leaving Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 08/18/2011 at 08:15 PM
- With the exception of John Morrison and a few others, there weren't a lot of people within WWE sad to see Melina go because of the reputation she had developed. The same deal applies for Gail Kim to an extent. Officials felt that Kim speaking out was getting the other Divas riled up.
After the wide success of July's live pay-per-view-event "Destination X", IMPACT WRESTLING is expanding the re-energized X Division roster by signing new athletes. The Thursday night (August 18) airing of IMPACT WRESTLING on Spike revealed the addition of Mark Haskins, Zema Ion, Jesse Sorensen, Anthony Neese, and the return of Kid Kash.
The new and returning arrivals didn't have much time to acclimate as they were immediately thrust into an 8-Man Gauntlet match along with current X Division veteran Alex Shelley and Robbie E. That gauntlet resulted in Austin Aries securing the #1 Contender spot for the X Division.
With the new addition of athletes the X Division is sure to be taken to new heights. Get to know more about the new additions to the X Division by clicking on their names below and visiting their bio pages.
It's a new day in World Championship Wrestling as the two men who were kicked out of the company have returned with a vengeance!
Vince Russo, who at one point was head writer of the WWF and helped the company become number 1 and Eric Bischoff, who took WCW from a company that lost $6 Million is 1993 to a profit of $55 Million in 1998 have returned and joined forces.
What does this mean for Spring Stampede this Sunday? What does this mean for World Champion Sid Vicious, Hulk Hogan, Jeff Jarrett, the nWo and everyone else?
- Word on why WWE hasn't publicly announced the suspension of Andy Leavine is that they are going through the motions to make sure his Wellness failure is legitimate, like checking to see if he was prescribed something by a doctor or other steps along those lines. Andy also may be offered a second test but that's not confirmed. There have been situations where a talent failed a Test, then took a second one and proved they were clean.
Andy reportedly failed his Wellness Test right before SummerSlam some time. It was also noted that Andy is still technically a developmental talent and WWE usually doesn't announce suspensions, releases or failures from developmental.
- Kevin Nash reportedly tried returning to WWE TV without dying his hair black but officials insisted that he dye it black because they wanted him to look younger. Nash tried to get out of it but WWE wouldn't budge. It's said that Nash prefers his gray hair and when he was in TNA, people pushed for him to dye it but he wouldn't.
Sin Cara Update: Nuclear Backstage Heat, Hunico Posted by Dave Mitchell on 08/17/2011 at 05:39 PM
Last week on SmackDown, we saw developmental wrestler Hunico make his WWE television debut, donning the mask of Sin Cara while the original Sin Cara (Luis Ignascio / Mistico) finishes up this 30-day suspension this week.
A WWE source has informed us that it was in fact Hunico working as Sin Cara once again at Tuesday's SmackDown tapings from Bakersfield, California - set to air on Syfy this Friday night.
Luis Ignascio, will be eligible to return to WWE this weekend - but many are questioning whether he'll be brought back at all. After a rocky start in WWE over the past several months due to blown spots, poor matches and an overall underwhelming rookie year, the original Sin Cara reportedly has "nuclear" backstage heat on him.
During a commercial break during the Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio WWE Title match on Monday's RAW, Rey was limping around the ring while Del Rio worked the crowd. Fans in attendance note that Rey's knee was clearly hurting. Rey was trying to move his knee around and talked with a WWE crew member at ringside. To fans in attendance, it looked as if Rey was seeing if he could continue. They came back from commercial and WWE ended up doing the injury angle with Rey after Del Rio won the match.
After RAW, while John Cena and CM Punk were ending the show with Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez, Mysterio was getting looked at by WWE trainers at ringside. Trainers looked at Rey for over 5 minutes as Cena and Punk closed the show, according to a fan in attendance. Rey was finally helped to the back by a WWE trainer and a referee.
-It's time for the twenty-fourth week of NXT Redemption! The opening titles roll, and commentators Todd Grisham and William Regal welcome us from Bakersfield, California.
-Hornswoggle's music hits and he comes out with rookie Titus O'Neil and AJ. AJ and Hornswoggle are holding hands like they've been the past few weeks. They all three have mics. Titus welcomes the crowd to NXT. Titus says both he and Hornswoggle have been on journeys lately, but Hornswoggle's has been a journey of love. He says Hornswoggle has something to tell AJ. Hornswoggle mumbles unintelligibly at AJ, and Titus translates. He says "He couldn't think of a better diva to spend time with than you." Hornswoggle gets down on one knee and presents AJ with a ring pop. AJ responds positively and Titus informs her that the ring represents a promise that she'll be his forever. It's only a small token of what she means to him. AJ says that this has never been about size. She says it doesn't matter what size he is, all that matters is the size of his heart. Derrick Bateman's music hits and out comes Bateman looking none too pleased. Bateman stands on the ramp and says that he's literally regurgitating his dinner at the thought of this. This is a competition, not an episode of "As The Leprechaun Turns." He says if Hornswoggle believes that anyone could love him, he's as dumb as Titus looks. Titus suggests that Bateman goes back to the locker room before he kicks his teeth in. Bateman says he hates to break it to Titus, but he's going to be winning this season of NXT. He points at AJ and Hornswoggle and says he can't tell who's the leprechaun and who's the troll. Titus invites Bateman to the ring, and Bateman says "Why don't you make me?" Hornswoggle and Titus oblige and chase Bateman to the back.
-AJ is standing alone in the ring and is clubbed from behind by a returning rookie, Maxine. Maxine then hits a big boot on AJ. Maxine leaves the ring and walks backstage.
-JTG's music hits and he comes on out, ready for action. His opponent, Tyson Kidd, is out next.
Match #1: JTG vs. Tyson Kidd
-They square off in the middle of the ring. They start talking, buta cheap kick to JTG's gut. JTG catches it and forces Kidd into the corner. Out of the corner now and JTG hits two clotheslines and a kitchen sink. Fast paces action here as JTG hits a swinging neckbreaker. Some posturing from JTG leads to Kidd taking control with a running dropkick. Kidd JTG's head and tries to apply a half crab. JTG fights out and Kidd charges, but JTG hits his impressive high-angle neckbreaker for a two-count. JTG is whipped but hits a modified neckbreaker for another two. A lot of neckbreakers from JTG. JTG hits the ropes again, but Tyson trips JTG and applies a quick half crab. JTG has no choice but to tap out.
Winner: Tyson Kidd
-Some Japanese characters appear on the tron and a gong sounds (not like Undertaker's, mind you). Tyson looks confused as we go to Matt Striker.
-Matt Striker is backstage in ring gear. He says he knows he lost last week, and he won't make excuses like Darren Young does. He says there is a fine line between making a difference and making an excuse. He knows that he's ready for Darren Young, and that Darren Young isn't ready for Matt Striker. That match is coming up next.
-There's a recap of Striker and Young's match from last week, with Striker taking control early on but Young winning decisively.
Match #2: Matt Striker vs. Darren Young
-Striker takes control early, punching Young in the corner, but the referee breaks it up and Young takes control. Striker gets fired up and starts beating on Young, and Young rolls out of the ring. Striker follows and Young gets back in quickly. Striker applies a Fujiwara armbar, which Young counters into a roll-up for a two-count. Striker's on the apron and Darren follows. Darren hits an impressive back suplex onto the side of the apron, and gets back into the ring. Striker reels on the outside and gets back into the ring, and Darren applies a body scissors. Striker slowly gets to his feet and forces Darren into the corner. A European uppercut from Striker and a big boot takes Young down. Young gets up on the apron and Striker picks him up from inside the ring. Young tries to hit a sunset flip, but Striker catches him and hits a very impressive swinging neckbreaker from the top rope. He goes for the pin but Young gets his foot on the rope. Darren gets up and tries to get Striker on his shoulders for his finisher, but Striker wiggles out and hits a back stabber for a long two-count. Striker's getting fired up and goes for a Mahistrol cradle, but Darren gets up and picks Striker all the way up from the ground and hits his gutbuster finisher for the three-count.
Winner: Darren Young
-Darren Young's been bleeding slightly from the mouth since early on in the match. Young celebrates as we go to commercial.
-Derrick Bateman comes out with Maxine, who attacked AJ earlier tonight. Bateman says that standing next her makes her more than just a woman. He tells the audience to stands up to respect the love of his life, his soulmate, his girlfriend, Maxine. Maxine takes the mic and says to Hornswoggle: "You wish you could handle a real woman like me." But she says that he has to settle for something less, like AJ. If he thinks she's causing problems for him now, just wait.
-Hornswoggle's music hits and out comes Titus O'Neil by himself. Maxine's staying ringside to support Bateman.
Match #3: Derrick Bateman vs. Titus O'Neil
-They lock up and Titus forces Bateman into the corner. The referee tries to break it up but Titus keeps clubbing away at Bateman. Titus whips Bateman hard into another corner. He picks Bateman up, hits a scoop slam, and drops an elbow for a two-count. He whips Bateman and hits a back elbow strike. Shoulder thrusts in the corner on Bateman. Titus runs the ropes but Bateman runs out of the corner and hits a dropkick, landing on O'Neil for a two-count. Bateman gets Titus in the corner and hits a number of strikes. Titus quickly takes control, tossing Bateman in the corner instead. Bateman dropkicks Titus' knee and takes control with a neckbreaker. Back in the corner as Bateman chokes Titus with his boot. Bateman whips Titus and hits a jumping clothesline for yet another two-count. Bateman applies a quarter nelson chinlock on Titus, but Titus makes his way to his feet. Titus hits the ropes but Bateman hits a kitchen sink, which gets a surprising amount of heat. Bateman locks in a cravate front facelock, but yet again, Titus fights out. A botched sequence of Bateman trying to jump over Titus leads to a very improvised-looking spinebuster from Titus. Titus hits the ropes and hits a flying clothesline and a shoulderbreaker for a two-count. Bateman gets to his feet and tries to hit his "Man-tastic" finisher, but Titus picks him up and tosses him out of the ring. Maxine goes over to Bateman, but so does Titus, so she backs off. Bateman gets back in the ring and attacks Titus on the apron. The referee breaks it up and Maxine grabs Titus' leg. This distracts Titus long enough for Bateman to roll Titus up for the win.
Winner: Derrick Bateman
-The rest of the show is a Raw Rebound recapping Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio for the WWE Championship, so that's all for this week's edition of NXT Redemption. Thanks for reading.
After Raw last night here in San Diego, John Cena called Alberto Del Rio out. Del Rio didn't have anything to say to Cena, who was upset still. Del Rio tried to leave but CM Punk ran him back down to the ring.
Punk hit Del Rio with the GTS and Cena did the Attitude Adjustment. Ricardo Rodriguez tried to help out but Cena and Punk teased him with Del Rio's WWE Title belt. Ricardo got hit with a GTS and AA. Punk handed Cena the title and the crowd started booing Cena and chanting for Punk. They left the belt in the ring and left to end the show after messing around with fans.
- TNA X Division wrestler Zema Ion noted on Twitter that he is suffering from an injury. He wrote: "off to the doctor to see wtf this chest pain ive been having for last 4 days is all about... bruised sternum. wonder how that happened?"
According to pwinsider, Nick and Matt Jackson, the young bucks, Formerly known as Generation Me in TNA were among those who received a WWE tryout yesterday prior to Raw in Los Angeles. The duo worked matches for WWE Producers yesterday afternoon.
Yet Another Wellness Policy Violation & Suspension Posted by Dave Mitchell on 08/15/2011 at 06:05 PM
PWInsider.com reports that Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine, who is currently training in Florida Championship Wrestling, has been suspended for 30 days due to a violation of their Talent Wellness Program.
Leavine's suspension has yet to be publicly announced by WWE. He is believed to have failed a drug test.
The organization announced earlier today that referee Mike Chioda had been suspended for 30 days due to a violation of their Talent Wellness Program.
CM Punk Reveals Offers He Received While Away Posted by Dave Mitchell on 08/15/2011 at 03:58 PM
CM Punk says he received some of the "most ridiculous offers from the most unbelievable sources" during his brief time away from WWE last month after the Money in the Bank pay-per-view.
During a radio interview with Mark Madden from last week, Punk acknowledged that he was brought back to television too soon and there were a "billion" scenarios that could have played out prior to his return. After acknowledging that WWE brought him back sooner than expected to give a jolt to business, Punk said:
“Now you’re getting into the numbers side of the business. Sure, I would have loved to drag it out. There’s a billion different scenarios you could have done. I could have went and worked indies. I had the most ridiculous offers from the most unbelievable sources. I’ll write a book some day and it’ll be a hell of a chapter."
"It would have been fun to go do commentary for like Titan Fighting Championship, it would have been fun to maybe show up at a ROH show, or go bother Gabe at Evolve, do all kinds of fun stuff. The bottom line is we have a TV show and a pay-per-view to sell. Basically it’s the hottest thing and you just kind of ride it until the wheels fall off."
Could it have been done in a more entertaining way? If everything is selling out and business is awesome, then yeah, maybe. Maybe.”
•John Morrison def. R-Truth in a Falls Count Anywhere Match •Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve def. The Bella Twins •Jack Swagger def. Alex Riley •Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne def. WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty in a Non-Title Match •Undisputed WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Rey Mysterio
California scheming By: James Wortman August 15, 2011 Tags: Raw: August 15, 2011 SAN DIEGO – Still reeling from the contentious conclusion of SummerSlam, the WWE Universe received little in the way of clarity from WWE’s Chief Operating Officer Triple H, whose officiating miscue during the anticipated Undisputed WWE Championship Match at The Biggest Event of the Summer was the first of several injustices to befall former WWE Champions John Cena and CM Punk at the STAPLES Center.
Yet, 24 hours removed from a shocking series of events that resulted in Alberto Del Rio’s Money in the Bank-assisted WWE Championship victory, Raw was host to the newly minted champion’s first-ever title defense against longtime nemesis and 619 native Rey Mysterio.
Undisputed WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Rey Mysterio (WATCH | PHOTOS) Three weeks after winning – and losing – the WWE Championship in a single night on Raw, Rey Mysterio wanted nothing more than to reclaim the illustrious prize in the heart of the San Diego. After nailing Del Rio in the face with his iconic 619, it seemed as though The Ultimate Underdog would begin his second WWE Title reign in his hometown, live on Raw. However, as Mysterio soared through the air to further punish Del Rio with a diving splash, the defending champion countered by getting his knees up.
The Mexican Aristocrat wasn’t satisfied with simply pinning Mysterio and defending his new title. After putting down Rey-Rey for the three-count, Del Rio ruthlessly applied his tendon-snapping cross armbreaker submission hold. If John Cena hadn’t charged the ring to chase off the arrogant aggressor, Del Rio would have no doubt broken Mysterio’s arm. The scheming Superstar fled to the entrance ramp with his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez, but The Cenation Commander-in-Chief assured the dastardly titleholder that his days as Undisputed WWE Champion were numbered.
“You are not a champion,” Cena warned. “You’re a target.”
Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne def. WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty in a Non-Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) They might not be experienced as tag team partners, but the high-flying tandem of Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne turned plenty of heads in their non-title clash with reigning WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty.
The reigning titleholders tried to keep “Air” Bourne & The Dreadlocked Dynamo grounded, but were ultimately no match for this high-energy tandem. After Kingston stunned McGillicutty – his former NXT Rookie – with Trouble in Paradise, Bourne nailed the prone WWE Tag Team Champion with his patented Shooting Star Press to pick up the win.
Jack Swagger def. Alex Riley (WATCH | PHOTOS) The business relationship between United States Champion Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero has surely seen better days, especially after her involvement in Ziggler’s match with Alex Riley the previous week resulted in a humiliating defeat for the blond Superstar.
Things were tense as Vickie & Dolph argued at the announce table for Riley’s joust with Jack Swagger, with the U.S. Title holder insisting he would have decimated A-Ry if Vickie hadn’t tried to help. Frustrated, Vickie eventually got up from the announce table and tried her hand at disruption again, this time using WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross’ iconic cowboy hat to distract the referee and Riley long enough for The All-American American to capitalize and score the pin. Ziggler then gleefully and disrespectfully stomped J.R.’s hat before leaving the ringside area.
Later, Swagger approached Vickie in the locker room area, suggesting that like all great managers throughout WWE history – including Bobby “The Brain” and “Classy” Freddie Blassie – Vickie would do incredibly well with multiple clients. Showing appreciation for her underhanded assist the former World Heavyweight Champion gave the calculating “cougar” plenty to think about.
CM Punk interrupted Kevin Nash (WATCH | PHOTOS) Triple H calls himself “The Game,” and according to his longtime friend Kevin Nash, he’s been playing some games as well. Big Daddy Cool revealed that at SummerSlam, he received a text from Triple H’s phone that instructed him – on no uncertain terms – to take out whoever won the Undisputed WWE Championship Match.
As the competitor to simultaneously become the Undisputed Champion and make himself the latest victim of “Big Sexy’s” dreaded Jackknife Powerbomb, Punk had reason to speak up following Nash’s revelation, accusing the veteran grappler of being a liar and placing blame for the incident on his massive shoulders. The two former WWE Champions laid into one another with a succession of cutting remarks, but it was Punk would get the last word when he vowed to obtain the truth about Nash’s SummerSlam involvement from the WWE COO himself.
Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve def. The Bella Twins (WATCH | PHOTOS) They might not be as physically intimidating as the Beth Phoenix & Natalya, but Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve showed the self-proclaimed “Divas of Doom” that “cute, perky” competitors are never to be underestimated.
One night after successfully defending her butterfly-emblazoned championship against the mighty Glamazon, Kelly Kelly teamed with the gorgeous Eve to take on the devious Bella Twins. In spite of Nikki & Brie’s ruthless tactics, Eve sealed a victory with an impressive moonsault off the top rope.
Natalya & Beth came out to the stage after the bout to offer their congratulations ... and what appeared to be an unspoken threat.
The Miz sounded off on Jared from Subway (WATCH | PHOTOS) The Miz might have a distaste for most things, but he evidently loves to “eat fresh.” Taking aim at Subway’s weight-loss wunderkind Jared Fogle, who was sitting in the front row, The Awesome One remarked that he could be a better spokesperson for the sandwich shop and lauded the deliciousness of Subway’s Oven Crisp Chicken Sandwich. And to think, Miz usually makes the WWE Universe lose its appetite!
John Morrison def. R-Truth in a Falls Count Anywhere Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Over the last several weeks, the unpredictable R-Truth has confided to the WWE Universe and his imaginary entourage that he’s afraid of a few things; namely ladders, heights and spiders. But after taking an incredible beating at the hands of his former friend John Morrison in a hard-hitting Falls Count Anywhere Match, he’ll likely add The Guru of Greatness to that list.
With his extensive parkour expertise allowing him to dominate in nearly any environment, Morrison held nothing back against Truth, and with good reason. Taken out of action by the rugged grappler twice in recent months, a revitalized Prince of Parkour took the action outside the ring and never let up. After suplexing Truth into a seated position on an announce chair, Morrison showed the conspiracy theorist “what’s up” with a running knee smash.
Triple H addressed his officiating mistake at SummerSlam; introduced Undisputed WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | PHOTOS) When The Game counted Cena’s shoulders to the mat at SummerSlam and named Punk the Undisputed WWE Champion, it was pretty obvious that the Cenation leader’s foot was on the bottom rope. The crowd saw it, the announcers saw it, the ring crew saw it and millions of viewers watching at home saw it – but The Cerebral Assassin did not. The WWE COO kicked off Raw to acknowledge his mistake as the bout’s special guest referee, but since there has never been instant replay in WWE, he would not reverse his hotly contested decision.
As for his friend Kevin Nash’s post-match assault on The Second City Savior that allowed Del Rio to capitalize and steal a WWE Title win, Triple H had no explanation. Nash had asked for skybox tickets and The Game provided them, but The Cerebral Assassin denied any involvement in what transpired after the SummerSlam main event. Big Daddy Cool would appear later on Raw to speak for himself.
The King of Kings then introduced another individual who takes great pleasure in speaking for himself: Undisputed WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio! Affirming that he just couldn’t resist cashing in his Money in the Bank contract after Nash’s ring-shaking Jackknife Powerbomb left The Straight Edge Superstar in a daze, The Mexican Aristocrat vowed to deliver a crushing defeat to San Diego’s own Rey Mysterio later in the night, preventing The Master of the 619 from bringing the prestigious title home to San Diego.
Carlos sent word that new WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio spoke with Mexican news agency Notimex last week and told them that he is looking to retire from in-ring competition in five years. Del Rio added that he wants to work a limited farewell tour and finish up with a retirement match in his home of San Luis Potosi.
The translation from Spanish to English is rough but here are some quotes from the Del Rio interview:
"I already decided. I want to retire in five years and will make a farewell tour but not as many who do 250 fights. Seek a dignified farewell to a fight in San Luis Potosi, my native land and in the Arena Mexico, my home."
"I decided to go full power and thus having managed to be the best Mexican fighter in this difficult race. I'm tired because it takes great dedication and sacrifice but also left me enormous satisfaction."
"To where I have arrived I have taken fully the name of my dynasty and know that my family is proud than I have done, so when the moment arrives for hanging the boots I will continue enjoying the place that I deserved myself."
WWE diva Gail Kim, who tried quitting the company two weeks ago but was denied her release, has updated fans on her status - and took a major swipe at Vince McMahon in the process.
“For everyone asking, once again I’m still on a mini-vacation (meaning don’t work for the I-won’t-acknowledge-there’s-any-competition), but have some upcoming appearances and have a few projects on the table.
“So like I said before, this won’t be the last you see of me. Just be patient. You’ll be seeing a lot of me in this next coming year…
“It’s great that everyone is hopeful but I’m nonofficially/officially done. I’m ready to make things happen for myself instead of leaving it into someone else’s hands. Especially into the hands of a person who didn’t believe in me.
“Why should I waste more of my time when I believe in myself? I’m ready to accomplish things for myself and not for a boss I have no respect for.”
CM Punk def. John Cena; Alberto Del Rio cashed in Raw Money in the Bank briefcase (New Undisputed WWE Champion) Rey Mysterio, John Morrison & Kofi Kingston def. The Miz, R-Truth & Alberto Del Rio Randy Orton def. Christian in a No Holds Barred Match (New World Heavyweight Champion) Mark Henry def. Sheamus (Count-out) Wade Barrett def. Daniel Bryan Divas Champion Kelly Kelly def. Beth Phoenix
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