Don't miss Thursday's huge IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c, as IMPACT WRESTLING goes on the road from Huntsville, Alabama. Can't watch IMPACT WRESTLING on Thursday night? Make sure to set your DVR to record it so you don't miss any of the action.
Here is a preview of Thursday's broadcast:
- Sting has challenged both Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan to settle their longtime rivalries - but the maniacal Icon also has his eyes set on the World Heavyweight Championship against titleholder Kurt Angle! Don't miss the epic battle this Thursday on SpikeTV at 9/8c as Sting battles Kurt Angle for the gold! Hulk Hogan will serve as special enforcer for the World Title bout!
- The huge broadcast will also feature news on the return of "The Charismatic Engima" Jeff Hardy to IMPACT WRESTLING!
- Christopher Daniels gets his wish for a rematch against his best friend AJ Styles! Fellow Fortune members and X Division pioneers clash on IMPACT WRESTLING on Thursday.
- Mickie James is determined to regain the Knockouts Championship - but the bitter cold of Winter stands in her way on a hot day in Alabama! It will be Mickie James vs. Winter for the women's title this Thursday!
- What will be the fallout from Samoa Joe injuring Bound For Glory Series points leader Crimson? We'll get an update on Crimson's condition on Thursday, as the "Final Four" contenders in the Bound For Glory Series will be determined!
- And more news on the "No Surrender" Pay-Per-View event on Sunday, Sept. 11
Update: Crimson saw doctors on Saturday morning regarding his ankle injury at the hands of Samoa Joe. His ankle was placed in a fiberglass cast and immobilized due to the swelling. He is also using crutches. Full results on his ankle will come back Monday - his status for the Bound For Glory Series is unknown at this time.
Former TNA Knockout Recently Arrested for DUI Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/26/2011 at 01:32 PM
Public records indicate that former TNA Wrestling performer Shannon Claire Spruill (a/k/a Daffney) was arrested for Driving under the influence last month in Florida.
The former TNA Knockout was arrested on Tuesday, July 19 at 8:51 p.m. in Hillsborough. She was officially charged with Driving under the influence with property damage. Bond was set at $500.
Spruill, who last performed for TNA, parted ways with the organization on March 15 as her contract expired and was not renewed. She subsequently announced that she had filed a workers' compensation claim against TNA for injuries suffered while wrestling for the promotion.
Original Sin Cara to Part Ways with WWE? Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/26/2011 at 03:03 PM
WWE sources indicate that Luis Ignascio Urive Alvirde, the original Sin Cara, was sent home from Tuesday's SmackDown taping in Calgary, Alberta, Canada after meeting with company officials. He left the Scotiabank Saddledome before the event's conclusion.
Company sources say developmental talent Jorge Arias (a/k/a Hunico) will exclusively portray the Sin Cara character going forward. WWE wants to maintain the character since its been very popular among kids and in merchandise sales.
Many employees expect Alvirde to part ways with the organization, but that is not 100% confirmed.
WWE re-shot a match between Sin Cara and Heath Slater at Tuesday's taping since the initial bout featured numerous botched maneuvers. Aries portrayed Cara in both matches. Alvirde was dressed to compete, but management opted not to use him.
WWE '12 News: Superstars & Their In-Game Ratings Posted by Dave Mitchell on 08/26/2011 at 10:57 AM
If you ever wondered whether WWE superstars care about how they are rated in video games - they do.
The official ESPN website is featuring an article looking at the upcoming WWE '12 video game - with quotes from several stars talking about their in-game stats/ratings.
To read the full article, check out ESPN.com.
Here's an excerpt of what Randy Orton said about superstars and their video game ratings:
"Wade Barrett is already an 87. He's 6-5 and the kid can cut one h--- of a promo. He's got a lot of potential. It's funny because I've heard some guys talk about their ratings in the game before. Miz used to always say how they made him lower than some of the divas a few years ago, but it shows how far he's come now that he's a 90 in the game."
Orton continued, "I even heard Punk joke the other day how he wanted to be in the 90s this year, so yeah, we do pay attention to the numbers. How can you not? It's someone rating you. Of course, you want to see what they think."
Bret Hart opens the show and will be tonight’s guest General Manager. Bret said he made the decision to take SmackDown live next Tuesday night and announces Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton for the World Title. Christian comes out and blames Edge for his loss at SummerSlam. Christian wants a rematch against Orton next Tuesday. Bret called Christian an embarrassment to Canada. Christian had a court order that says he gets his title shot before anyone else. Bret makes Christian vs. Orton in a Steel Cage for Tuesday. Mark Henry comes out and he’s upset. Henry wants the winner of Orton vs. Christian and wants his title shot. Sheamus appears and says he’s going to do something his uncle did once – castrate a black bull. Sheamus cleared Henry from the ring and then they re-filmed the whole Sheamus/Henry deal.
* Christian defeated Daniel Bryan with the Killswitch.
* Wade Barrett came out to face a local wrestler. Barrett talks about what he’s done in WWE and says he won’t face a local wrestler like this guy. Barrett said this is an embarrassment and left.
* Sin Cara defeated Heath Slater after a bad match. They had to re-film the ending because it was botched too bad.
* Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase came out. Cody talked about how he is going to resurrect the Intercontinental Title.
* Randy Orton beat Ted DiBiase with the RKO in a good match. After the match Cody hit DiBiase with CrossRhodes and put a brown paper bag over his head.
* Kelly Kelly defeated Tamina.
* Segment with Jinder Mahal and The Great Khali.
* Ezekiel Jackson defeated The Great Khali with the torture rack.
* Randy Orton appeared on the big screen and wondered how many times he has to face Christian after the cage match was advertised for Tuesday night.
* Sin Cara beat Heath Slater again. They re-did the whole match and it was significantly better than the first.
* Sheamus beat Mark Henry by count out after putting Henry into the announcer’s table. After the match, Henry hit a World’s Strongest Slam on Sheamus and the steel steps.
We start off this week with the Raw brand and your announcers are Josh Mathews and Scott Stanford.
Before our first match, Heath Slater says that he has been waiting for this all week. It all goes back to the battle royal last week. He says that he should be facing Randy Orton at Night of Champions, but he was taken out by a cheap shot from Sheamus. Now there is a bad moon on the rise and trouble is on Sheamus’ way thanks to the One Man Southern Rock Band.
Match Number One: Sheamus versus Heath Slater
They lock up and Sheamus backs Slater into the corner and the referee separates them. Slater with a punch and Sheamus wonders what that was for. Slater backs away from Sheamus but Sheamus corners him and he sends Slater into the corner and he punches Slater and follows with forearms. Sheamus slaps Slater and then he gets a near fall.
Sheamus with a punch and he takes Slater down. Sheamus with kicks and knees to Slater. Slater floats over Sheamus but Sheamus holds on to the ropes and then he connects with a running back elbow. Slater with a kick to the knee and then Slater punches Sheamus. Sheamus with a clothesline and then he goes up top but Slater recovers in time and he crotches Sheamus on the turnbuckle. Slater with a running drop kick that sends Sheamus to the floor.
Slater with a knee and kicks to Sheamus against the ring while they are still on the floor. Slater returns Sheamus to the ring and Slater gets a near fall. Slater with a kick and a reverse chin lock on Sheamus. Slater turns it into a front face lock but Sheamus powers out of the hold and he throws Slater across the ring. Sheamus gets to his feet first and he hits a running double sledge but he runs into a boot in the corner. Sheamus hits a power slam on Slater and then he puts Slater in the ropes and he connects with a seris of forearms across Slater’s chest followed by a running knee lift.
Sheamus gets ready for the Brogue Kick but Slater gets out of the way. Slater goes to the apron and then he drops Sheamus across the top rope. Slater with a kick to the back followed by a leaping neck breaker but he can only get a near fall. Slater goes up top but he is met with a Brogue Kick as he comes off and Sheamus hits the High Cross for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the Smackdown portion of the show and your announcers are Jack Korpela and Matt Striker.
Match Number Two: Brodus Clay versus Pete Gibson
They lock up and Brodus with a bear hug and he runs Gibson into the turnbuckles and connects with forearms and he follows it with a slam and an elbow drop. Clay with a forearm to the back of the head followed by a t-bone suplex and Brodus pulls up Gibson at the two count. Clay with an Irish whip and a splash into the corner followed by a cross body for the three count.
Winner: Brodus Clay
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Justin Gabriel versus JTG
They lock up and JTG with a side head lock but Gabriel with an arm bar and side head lock. Gabriel with a shoulder tackle followed by an arm drag into an arm bar. JTG with knees against the ropes and then he connects with an elbow to the top of the head and then he punches Gabriel. Gabriel with a drop kick and then JTG hides behind the referee and he kicks Gabriel while using the referee as a shield.
JTG with punches to Gabriel followed by a shoulder in the corner followed by an Irish whip. JTG misses a charge into the corner and Gabriel with an STO. Gabriel goes up top and JTG hits the ropes and Gabriel falls to the mat. JTG with a boot to the chest and then he punches Gabriel and then hits a few forearms to the back of the head. JTG with a forearm to the back and then he hits a wrist clutch swinging neck breaker for a near fall.
JTG continues to work on the neck and he puts Gabriel in a seated abdominal stretch. Gabriel escapes with a few kicks but JTG with a knee. Gabriel with a series of kicks finished off with a jumping back spin kick. Gabriel flips over JTG’s back and he hits a round kick for a near fall. Gabriel with a cross body into the corner and he follows it with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Gabriel tries for a springboard moonsault but JTG moves. JTG with a belly-to-back set up into a neck breaker for a near fall.
JTG misses a punch and Gabriel hits an enzuigiri and both men are down. Gabriel gets up first and he goes to the apron and up top but JTG stops Gabriel again and they fight on the turnbuckles. Gabriel with a sunset flip power bomb and then Gabriel goes back up top for the 450 Splash and he hits it and gets the three count.
Winner: Justin Gabriel
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at Triple H’s new movie, Inside Out.
We go to commercial.
We are back with more action from the Raw brand and your announcers are still Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews.
Match Number Four: Daniel Bryan versus Drew McIntyre
They lock up and Drew backs Bryan into the corner and he gives a clean break. They lock up again and Bryan gets out of the way when Drew tries to take him into the corner. Bryan with a drop toe hold. McIntyre with an arm drag into a wrist lock. Bryan escapes and he hits a drop kick. Drew backs Bryan into the corner and Drew with kicks and punches. Drew argues with the referee and that allows Bryan to recover and he connects with a series of kicks and Drew thinks about moving outside the ring to regroup.
Bryan brings Drew back into the ring and Drew rolls out to the other side. Bryan grabs Drew but Drew with a punch. Drew with a forearm to Bryan followed by an Irish whip but Bryan flips over and he hits a Dragon Screw Leg Whip and then he uses a knee bar but Drew gets to the ropes. Bryan with a European uppercut but Drew with an Irish whip. Drew catches Bryan when he tries to float over and Drew sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and gets a near fall.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Drew with an arm bar and chin lock. Bryan with an European uppercut and kick but Drew with a kick of kick of his own and he gets a near fall. Drew with a boot to Bryan’s chest and then he chokes Bryan in the ropes. Drew kicks the rope to add more shock to the neck. Drew with a series of short clotheslines in the corner and then he hits a short arm clothesline. Drew gets a near fall.
Drew with a chin lock and arm bar on Bryan but Bryan gets to his feet and he punches Drew. Bryan with a sunset flip for a near fall. Drew with a back elbow to Bryan and he gets another near fall. Drew hangs Bryan over the apron and then he connects with a forearm to the back followed by one to the chest. Drew drives Bryan’s throat into the apron. Drew gets a near fall on Bryan.
Drew with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow and then a boot. Bryan with European uppercuts but Drew with a kick. Bryan with a flying clothesline and he tries to get a second wind. Bryan with forearms to Drew followed by a German suplex. Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and then he gets a near fall.
Bryan with a series of kicks to the chest that resonate throughout the arena. Drew gets up and hits a clothesline of his own for a near fall. Drew tries for a power bomb but Bryan escapes and Drew is sent over the top rope and then Bryan hits a suicide dive onto Drew.
The referee starts his count but Bryan gets up first and he sends Drew back into the ring. Bryan goes up top but Drew stops him and hits a superplex but Bryan kicks out at two. Drew with a short clothesline in the corner. He tries for another short arm clothesline but Bryan floats over and he applies the Guillotine Choke and Drew taps out.
Why Jeff Hardy Has Heat, Update on Hardy's Release Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/25/2011 at 11:54 AM
- There is lots of heat on Jeff Hardy right now for announcing on Twitter this week that he was returning at tonight's Impact Wrestling tapings in Huntsville, Alabama. TNA had wanted to keep Hardy's return a surprise until tonight but when Hardy announced it on Twitter, they went ahead and announced it on their website.
Many people in the company were wondering if this was Jeff's "screw you" to TNA after they released his brother Matt Hardy.
Regarding Matt's release, the call came directly from the top of the company - Bob, Janice and Dixie Carter. Dixie heard about Matt's arrest while she was on the road with TNA in Georgia and became very upset. TNA had been planning on bringing back both Matt and Jeff together in time for Bound For Glory.
Impact Wrestling starts off with Kurt Angle coming out to the ring. He calls out Crimson to the ring. Angle says he will end Crimson’s streak tonight and his career. Crimson says Angle must go through him tonight if he wants to start taking out the young guys of TNA. Immortal comes out next. Bully Ray starts putting over Crimson. Angle warns Immortal not to get involved.
ODB, Velvet Sky and Jackie beat Rosita, Sarita and Angelina Love.
Kid Kash beat Jesse Sorrensen in a decent match.
Kash did an interview with Hemme after the match and had words then a brawl with Sorrensen.
Rob Van Dam beat The Pope by submission in a Bound For Glory Series match.
Samoa Joe came out and attacked Pope after the match. This brought out Brother Devon. Devon’s kids want him to help Pope and he does once Joe leaves the ring.
Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan come to the ring. Hogan says Sting is their biggest problem right now and calls him out. Hogan wants their problems to end tonight. Hogan says Impact is a family show and they can’t have Sting being crazy. Hogan offers his hand to Sting. Sting ends up hugging and kissing Hogan. Flair gets riled up and says Sting has lost his mind and is out of control. Flair says he will kick Sting’s f’n ass. Sting mentions Bound For Glory for a match against Hogan, has more words with Flair and leaves.
AJ Styles comes out and brings Daniels out. Daniels wants a rematch from Destination X and Styles doesn’t understand why. Daniels wonders if it’s time for him to retire. Daniels needs the rematch with Styles to find out for himself if it’s time. Daniels gets emotional and says they will go at it one more time for No Surrender. AJ says he can’t because he’s going to be in the BFG Series finals at No Surrender, he says. AJ proposes they wrestle on next week’s Impact.
Scott Steiner, Gunner and Bully Ray beat Beer Money and AJ Styles in a Falls Count Anywhere match while Abyss watched from the stage.
Afterward the bout Mr. Anderson drove a hummer into the arena and put Steiner through a table, then attacked Gunner. Anderson goes crazy. Ray yelled at Abyss to help them but he wouldn’t.
Crimson beat Kurt Angle in a non-title match by DQ.
Samoa Joe came in and hit Crimson, causing the DQ. Afterwards Joe attacked Crimson while Angle left. Crimson finally made a comeback and sent Joe outside the ring. They had a stare down to end the show.
Austin and Punk have online exchange Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 08/25/2011 at 06:42 PM
CM Punk and Steve Austin got fans riled up on Twitter this afternoon after the two went back and forth with some friendly banter.
Austin wrote to Zack Ryder that he shouldn't put a lime in a beer after Ryder talked about drinking Bud Light Lime. Punk replied that the lime is used "to make it not taste like piss" and that beer is "still poison."
Austin replied with the following remark: "you oughta mind your own business...stay focused on Nash and leave the beer drinking to me...Punk."
Punk replied to Austin with: "focus is my middle name...Steven."
Austin then ended the conversation with the following: "my middle name is Whoop Ass...now go about your business before you step in a big pile of what did I get myself into now??"
The first Thunder of the NB era, from Colorado Springs. New Blood on the mic, Crowbar, Lash LeRoux and Sannon Moore vs. Chris Candido, Juventud Guerrera and The Artist, Sid Vicious vs. Harlem Heat - No DQ, Shane Douglas vs. The Total Package, Jimmy Hart calls out Eric Bischoff, Booker vs. The Wall vs. The Cat vs. Scott Steiner vs. Billy Kidman vs. Vampiro - Elimination match, Madusa vs. Kimberley, Hugh Morrus and Meng vs. Fit Finlay and Brian Knobbs vs. Terry Funk and Norman Smiley - Hardcore match, Buff Bagwell vs. Ric Flair, Sting vs. The Villiano's, Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Diamond Dallas Page.
Maryse announced this afternoon on Twitter that she will be undergoing abdominal hernia surgery on Wednesday.
"Pre-Op appointment today, blood work, MRI, ects. lots of fun especially cause im waiting here eating a cupcake and drinking a latte!" said the former WWE Divas Champion. "i am getting my my abdominal hernias repair tomorrow, finallllyyyyy!!!!"
Maryse last competed on the July 25 episode of Raw. She was advertised to compete in the following week's No. 1 Contender’s Diva Battle Royal, but bowed out after determining days earlier that she would undergoing surgery.
WWE NXT on WWE.com (Live from Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
Results by Chris Shore and ProWrestling.net
The opening video aired, and Todd Grisham and William Regal checked in on commentary. They tossed it up to Matt Striker. Striker tried to do his bit, but Darren Young interrupted him and said he was tired of Striker. Striker said they both had jobs to do, but Young cut him off. Young said his job has been beating Striker. He told Striker to get out of the ring.
Striker asked what he wanted. He said he would admit he couldn't beat Young. Young said he wanted Striker to admit Young was the future. Striker stalled and then said Young was the better man. He said he was the past, but Young was the future. He offered his hand to Young. Young shook it, but kicked him in the gut. Young hit a clothesline, and then William Regal ran him off before he could do more…
Backstage, Tyson Kidd found his locker trashed. He started bitching and cleaning it up. He hung up a travel bag for hanging clothes, and the weird Japanese (?) symbols we have seen around Kidd were on it…[C]
1. Trent Beretta defeated Tyson Kidd 14:52. A "Let's go Tyson," chant broke out. They traded early rest holds with Kidd getting the cheers and Beretta getting the boos. Beretta hit a dropkick out of the air on Kidd for two, and the cut to commercial with no lead out…[C]
Back from commercial, Kidd hit a kick from the floor to the ring on Beretta. He followed up with a neckbreaker from the ring to the floor in a very nice spot. They ran a great Frankensteiner, roll through, Sharpshooter tease, roll-up near-fall that popped the crowd good. Very, nicely done.
Kidd locked in the single leg crab that made the crowd pop. Beretta made the rope. The video screen lit up with the Japanese symbols. Kidd waited for something, but nothing happened. He turned around into Beretta's tornado DDT/slice bread combo for a Beretta victory…[C]
The announce team setup a video that recapped Maxine returning last week. And then my feed froze. When it came back, Maxine was whispering something in Derrick Bateman's ear and walked off…AJ and Hornswoggle made her entrance…[C]
2. Maxine (w/Derrick Bateman) defeated AJ (w/Hornswoggle) at 6:21. Regal said something about this being Grisham's last night so…Breaking News? AJ clotheslined Maxine and Maxine made the cover. I'm confused. Bateman shoved Horny to the floor and that distracted AJ. Maxine rolled her up by surprise for the win. Post-match, Titus O'Neil ran in to scare Bateman and Maxine away…[C]
The show closed with a video that recapped the Raw main event.
Preview IMPACT WRESTLING On Thursday At 9/8c on SpikeTV
Don't miss Thursday's huge IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c, as the road continues to the September 11 "No Surrender" Pay-Per-View event. Can't watch IMPACT WRESTLING on Thursday night? Make sure to set your DVR to record it so you don't miss any of the action. Here is a preview of Thursday's broadcast:
- In a huge showdown, Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair will call out Sting - what will happen when all three icons are face to face in the ring?!
- World Heavyweight Champion Kurt Angle answers the challenge to battle the undefeated Crimson
- In a Falls Count Anywhere Bound For Glory Series Match: AJ Styles and Beer Money team up to battle Bully Ray, Scott Steiner and Gunner
- More on the "No Surrender" Pay-Per-View event on Sunday, Sept. 11, plus all of your favorite Superstars including Mr. Anderson, The Jarretts, the X Division Superstars, World Tag Team Champions Mexican America, Abyss, Samoa Joe, the lovely Knockouts and more!
What Happened After Last Night's WWE RAW Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/23/2011 at 10:42 AM
- Ian H. sent the following:
After last night's RAW ended here in Edmonton, The Miz and R-Truth ran down to help Alberto Del Rio on the beatdown to John Cena and CM Punk. Punk and Cena fought back, hitting their finishers on Truth & Miz while Del Rio goes to the floor. Punk got Del Rio's scarf and Ricardo Rodriguez was sent in to get it back. Punk teased Ricardo like a matador and then nailed him with a GTS followed by an Attitude Adjustment from Cena.
They did the cheer-off from RAW that they did a few weeks ago and Punk got way more cheers than Cena. Cena raised Punk's arm high and left while Punk hung around for the fans.
WWE Looking at Signing New Cruiserweight Wrestlers Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/22/2011 at 07:04 PM
- There has been discussion within WWE lately about the company looking to see what cruiserweight or light heavyweight talents are out there and signing them to developmental deals.
It hasn't been confirmed yet that WWE will be doing a full-fledged revival of the cruiserweight division but they are interested in bringing talents who fit that bill. The idea is that cruiserweights will give guys like Evan Bourne or Sin Cara someone to work with and would add a quality of wrestling to WWE's undercard.
This goes back to Triple H and changes he is making as he slowly takes over day-to-day control of the company.
Matt Hardy Thanks Friends & Fans For Their Support Posted by Dave Mitchell on 08/23/2011 at 10:27 AM
TNA star Matt Hardy has issued another statement to his fans, following up on Monday's message where he talked about being "reborn with an absolute pure life force" and feeling the "blood of an angel flowing inside of him" during Saturday's DWI car crash in North Carolina.
Hardy tweeted on Tuesday morning at @MattHardyBrand:
"Thx 2 all who have reached out 2 me recently, 167 text message, near 100 emails, 38 voicemails, & 17 missed calls-I'll return them all. Thx!"
"And I couldn't have made it w/o my loved ones dragging to a hospital, that includes Jeff & Beth Hardy & my baby Reby. Thank u all so much."
Goldberg denies rumors that he will sign with TNA.
Posted by Putrid Pete in Latest TNA Wrestling News & Rumors Regarding the reports of Bill Goldberg returning to the ring soon, he stated on Twitter that he won’t be signing with TNA and also said he won’t be signing with WWE. Goldberg added the other day that if and when he signs a contract, he will reveal all the details online.
•WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. John Morrison •Eve def. Nikki Bella •Alex Riley def. Jack Swagger •Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne def. WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty •John Cena def. CM Punk
Raw results: Cena crushes Punk - with help By: Greg Adkins August 22, 2011 Tags: Raw: August 22, 2011 EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA – Even in a country that boasts an all-time low temperature of -81 farenheit, the WWE Championship situation managed to heat up even further with false accusations, serious threats and even an alleged car accident. Buckle up, WWE Universe, this ride just took a wild turn.
John Cena def. CM Punk (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | PHOTOS) An already tangled web of deceit surrounding the WWE Championship has grown into a snarled jungle of falsehoods, half-truths and backstabbing. As John Cena and CM Punk clashed for the opportunity to face WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio at Night of Champions, The Mexican Aristocrat and Mr. John Laurinitais added to the intrigue by sitting at ringside to observe the match.
Once the bell sounded, Punk and Cena continued their animosity unabated, both colliding with and countering each other. And then another curious thread was woven into the already contentious tapestry. Kevin Nash emerged inside the arena, distracting The Second City Savior and allowing The Cenation Commander-in-Chief the victory.
Interesting. Especially since Mr. John Laurinitais had informed Triple H that Nash, his longtime friend, had been in a car accident while driving to the airport prompting The Game to leave the show in Laurinitais’ hands.
The tumultuous turn of events prompted more questions than answers. For instance, did Mr. John Laurinitais really receive a phone call informing him Nash had been in a car accident, or did he just want to get Triple H out of the arena? And is the current WWE Champion, Alberto Del Rio, mixed up in the deceptions?
The Miz & R-Truth attacked Santino Marella (WATCH | PHOTOS) R-Truth is out there. And unfortunately, he seems to be taking The Miz with him. The two C-O-N … spiracy theorists attacked Santino Marella prior to his bout with Zack Ryder and then proceeded to bellyache about how they were headlining pay-per-views not long ago, but now they’re not even on Raw anymore. The odd couple then vowed they were no longer content to simply wait for opportunities. No, instead, they were now going to take them.
Mr. John Laurinitais told Triple H that Kevin Nash was in a car accident (WATCH) A frantic Mr. John Laurinitais delivered word to WWE COO Triple H that his good friend, Kevin Nash, had been involved in a car accident. The Executive Vice President of Talent Relations relayed to The Game, who had argued with Nash just minutes before, that Canadian authorities informed him the former WWE Champion had been taken to a nearby hospital. The WWE COO rushed to be by his friend’s side and entrusted the show to Laurinitais.
Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne def. WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty (WATCH | PHOTOS) WWE Universe, please welcome your neeewww WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne! The aerial assault team overcame the distinct size advantage of David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty with a combination of agility, athleticism and an uncanny chemistry. The defeat caused the former Nexus disciples, who had defeated Big Show & Kane for the titles, to pitch a fit in the middle of the ring. The surprising victory has proven that both The Dreadlock Dynamo & “Air” Bourne are men of substance as well as style. Triple H confronted Kevin Nash; CM Punk got laid out (WATCH | PHOTOS) For Triple H, it was high time to clear the air. During his first pay-per-view as WWE COO, The Game’s good friend, Kevin Nash, had attacked newly-crowned WWE Champion CM Punk, allowing Alberto Del Rio to coast to a WWE Title reign after cashing in his Money in the Bank contract.
In the wake of the scandal, Nash explained that he’d received a text from Triple H’s phone instructing him to “stick” the winner of the WWE Title Match. WWE’s COO confirmed that the text did, in fact, come from his phone, but he insisted he was not the sender before vowing to uncover the identity of the real culprit.
Before The Game could finish his pronouncement, though, CM Punk emerged to challenge his version of the truth. When hostilities between Triple H and Punk became heated, Nash intervened with a cheap shot across Punk’s jaw. The blow crumpled The Second City Savior and ticked off The Cerebral Assassin, who left the ring in a huff – followed by Big Daddy Cool.
Alex Riley def. Jack Swagger (WATCH | PHOTOS) If Jack Swagger is hoping to turn his luck around by employing Vickie Guerrero, The All-American American’s plan just hit a snag. As Swagger battled Alex Riley, WWE’s resident cougar watched from ringside to scout her potential new client. Her current associate, U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler, however, was clearly suffering jealousy and confronted her. When Vickie stumbled backward and tripped over her stilettos, Swagger rushed to her aid. As he climbed back into the ring, though, Riley was waiting with a devastating move to finish off his adversary.
Eve def. Nikki Bella (WATCH | PHOTOS) After having to listen to some rather scathing commentary from the “Divas of Doom,” Natalya & Beth Phoenix, Eve must have channeled her anger and energy directly into the ring. And her opponent, Nikki Bella, experienced the painful effects. With Divas Champion Kelly Kelly cheering her on, the lovely Latina put the hurt on the Bella twin despite her sister Brie’s attempt to interfere.
WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. John Morrison (WATCH | PHOTOS) In his first title defense against Rey Mysterio, WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio put The Master of the 619 out of commission with a serious injury requiring surgery (STORY). This week, in a non-title match, Del Rio failed to put his opponent, John Morrison, on the shelf, but he did slip by with an impressive victory over the unpredictable Superstar.
WWE COO Triple H announced CM Punk vs. John Cena main event match (WATCH | PHOTOS) As the controversy surrounding the WWE Title continues to loom over Monday Night Raw like a dark, ominous cloud, Triple H decided to exert his control, raining on the parades of both CM Punk and John Cena. The WWE COO interrupted the pair, who had been squabbling over which would get to invoke their rematch clause first and challenge current WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio.
As The Game reminded them, it’s not they who decide when their rematch clauses get invoked – it’s Triple H himself. The COO then announced that former WWE Champions Punk and Cena must face off in the night’s main event, with the winner earning a title match against The Mexican Aristocrat at Night of Champions in four weeks.
Update on Rey Mysterio's status with WWE Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 08/22/2011 at 10:38 AM
Rey Mysterio had been under the impression that he torn his ACL and MCL. Going into the match with Alberto Del Rio on last Monday’s RAW, the idea was to take things easy but Rey tore his bad knee up very bad on a baseball slide. The latest from someone close to him is that he may be out of action for “months and months,” and will most likely need the surgery now.
Before the bad news from Monday came out, Rey was expecting to work through with more rehab.
Above you can see a posted mugshot picture TMZ has obtained of former TNA Wrestler Matt Hardy.
Wrestling fans have taken to Hardy's Official YouTube Channel to post comments. Surprisingly, Matt responded to a number of comments and made a few bizzare ones.
I took a breathalyzer immediately on the spot and it read clean, zero, nothing. Think about peeps! There’s more to this story than meets the eye. MATTHEW
When the side windows glass smashed into my face, arms, & neck, some of the blood that did felt almost angelic. I went from being afraid to die to feeling like I was almost being reborn with some sort of an ABSOLUTE PURE LIFE-FORCE. It was the most amazing thing I’ve every experienced, I felt like I’d just received the blood of an angel flowing inside me-I know this sounds crazy! Due to these, I only have urges to help people. And miraculously, all my vices are gone. Amen Friends, MATTHEW
Hardy then hinted that he could be heading back to the WWE while responding to a fan's comment that he should return to the company.
You are exactly right my lovely. It’s time for the original Matt Hardy to appear once again!
Prowrestling.net is reporting that Hardy is expected to appear in court on September 28
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