•Mark Henry def. Ezekiel Jackson •Sin Cara def. Tyson Kidd •Divas Champion Kelly Kelly def. Natalya •Sheamus def. Wade Barrett (Disqualification) •WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston def. Jinder Mahal & The Great Khali •World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes
SmackDown results: Henry adds to his "Hall of Pain" MATCHES
By: Mitch Passero September 9, 2011 Tags: SmackDown: September 9, 2011 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The list of broken bodies in Mark Henry’s wake continues to grow. With just nine days until Night of Champions, Zack Ryder, Ezekiel Jackson and World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton all felt the wrath of The World’s Strongest Man.
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes (WATCH | PHOTOS) Once former Legacy allies, World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes went to war in the night’s main event. After countering the Cross Rhodes, Orton went on to drop the masked Superstar with an RKO for the win. But the action was far from over.
Similar to the close of last week's Steel Cage Match, the massive Mark Henry had Orton in his sights. This time, though, Orton decided to strike first. But The World’s Strongest Man quickly fired back, driving Orton to the canvas with two World’s Strongest Slams. Then after grabbing a steel chair, the No. 1 contender perched above the champion with his title in hand – and Orton’s throat preciously positioned under the chair. With the champion gasping for air, Henry clearly proved his dominance. But instead of inflicting more damage – including breaking Orton's leg – Henry said his main objective is the World Title. At Night of Champions, can he accomplish his ultimate goal? (PREVIEW)
WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston def. Jinder Mahal & The Great Khali (WATCH | PHOTOS) Still reeling after a high-powered offense from WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston, Jinder Mahal took out his frustration by yelling at and smacking The Great Khali. Enraged by Mahal’s actions, Khali shoved him … right into Kingston's Trouble in Paradise. After starring down at his fallen tag partner, Khali exited the ring. Even more flustered, Mahal shouted at The Punjabi Giant as he simply sauntered away from the ring.
Sheamus def. Wade Barrett by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) As Sheamus and Wade Barrett went toe-to-toe in a cutthroat bout, Christian came calling. His sneak attack on Sheamus resulted in an immediate disqualification. Then before he knew it, Sheamus found himself the victim of a 2-on-1 onslaught. But The Celtic Warrior battled back, dropping Barrett with a Brogue Kick. Christian appeared to be heading for a similar brutal end, but managed to escape the Celtic Cross and run from the ring. Sheamus drove Christian out of the ring (PHOTOS) Give him credit. Christian just won’t give up. After he rattled off his latest list of complaints and declared he deserves one more World Heavyweight Championship Match, Sheamus interrupted. After The Celtic Warrior compared Christian to a mangy dog, he demanded he leave the ring. After sizing up his critic, Christian reluctantly obliged.
Divas Champion Kelly Kelly def. Natalya (WATCH | PHOTOS) From the start, Natalya looked well on her way to victory over Divas Champion Kelly Kelly. But, the champion managed to counter a Sharpshooter and wrap up the Diva of Doom with small package for win. After the bell, Beth Phoenix tried to get her hands on Kelly Kelly, but the champion proved too quick and eluded her grasp.
Sin Cara def. Tyson Kidd (WATCH | PHOTOS) Displaying his continued aggressive style, Sin Cara got the pinfall over Tyson Kidd using a combination of athletic maneuvers off the ropes. When prompted by Josh Mathews for comments after the win, Sin Cara uttered his first words in WWE: “… Ever since I started here in the WWE, I've held back out of respect for the other people. Now that I'm here ... nobody’s gonna stop me … this style and this aggression, it's me... the real Sin Cara.”
After Sin Cara’s words, Mr. Money in the Bank Daniel Byran came to the ring looking for some retribution for being kicked in the head last week by the international sensation. But when he suggested a rematch next week, Sin Cara responded by locking him in his own signature move – the LeBell Lock. As Sin Cara showed no remorse, it took WWE Official Charles Robinson to help break the hold.
Mark Henry def. Ezekiel Jackson (WATCH | PHOTOS) At a hulking 309 pounds, Ezekiel Jackson looked like he might be the man to finally stop Mark Henry’s path of destruction. But the former Intercontinental Champion could not get the job done. Displaying his power and dominance, Henry sent the massive 300-pounder to the canvas with the World’s Strongest Slam for the win.
Mark Henry inducted Zack Ryder into the “Hall of Pain” (WATCH | PHOTOS) When Zack Ryder, Assistant to SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, refused to say he thought Henry would beat Orton at Night of Champions, he sensed he might be in trouble. But when Henry said that since he was forbidden from touching Orton – he’d have to put his hands on somebody – Ryder knew he was in for pain. Trying his best to avoid the inevitable, Ryder struck first. But he proved no match for his larger foe, who demolished him with the World’s Strongest Slam. (WATCH: Mark Henry's "Hall of Pain")
This Sunday, September 11, Direct Auto Insurance presents "No Surrender" live on Pay-Per-View and online at TNAOnDemand.com from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida! The event will feature the culmination of the Bound For Glory Series and so much more just one before our biggest event of the year, Bound For Glory! PPV events air on Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Charter Cable, Cablevision, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FIOS, DIRECTV, Dish Network, Viewer's Choice and more. The live PPV will also be available for everyone around the world at TNAOnDemand.com - register now to watch it online!
More On The Jeff Hardy Drug Trial Verdict, What Led To His Arrest And More
As we previously reported, Jeff Hardy pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of conspiracy to traffic in a substance containing opium.
Fayobserver.com is reporting the details that led to the arrest of Hardy back in 2009 just days after he finished his contractual obligations with the WWE. The raid on Hardy's house came after employees at the local Fayetteville FedEx distribution center contacted police about a suspicious package.
The package was sent to Hardy by a person labeled as "a fan in Florida," and contained a coffee can that was filled with 262 prescription hydrocodone painkillers. The story states that police resealed the package and had it delivered to Hardy's home, and the police raided the home when he accepted the package and found other drugs.
The report also notes that Jeff Hardy will indeed be required to go into a drug treatment facility.
the Southern Pines Pilot newspaper is reporting that Hardy's 10 days in jail will be arraged for a future date with Hardy's probation officer. Hardy was sentenced to ten days in jail and avoided an extended prison sentence as part of the agreement. Many assumed he would simply do the jail time immediately upon sentencing. One of the terms of the plea agreement pushed by Hardy's attorney was for Hardy to be permitted to travel out of the state in order to continue his work with TNA. Hardy has promised to the pilot newspaper an interview at a later date.
"I was taking classes and I was getting very serious about it. I was also sportscasting — I was a sportscaster in Pittsburgh for Fox, just trying to get in front of the camera a little bit. Then pro wrestling came around and I took a shot at that, and I didn’t realize I was going to become that good. I made a lot of money, thank God, and I stuck with it, but every time I had a movie where my name would come up for some reason, I wasn’t allowed to do it due to scheduling reasons in the WWE. So with TNA, they give me the opportunity to go ahead and do movies and if it conflicts with the schedule they work around it. It’s a much better situation for me. So I actually signed a new three-year deal today with TNA. I’m going to stick with TNA."
TNA iMPACT Wrestling Results 09/08/11 By TheCrow Sep 8, 2011 - 11:31:29 PM
Report by Stuart Carapola & PWInsider.com
They kick off the show with a video package of various TNA wrestlers talking about Jeff Hardy's "demons" which, by the way, he got sentenced on earlier tonight, then another short video of the neverending, twisting and turning conflict involving Immortal, Ken Anderson, and Sting, and then we're off to the arena as Anderson makes his way to the ring. He says he made a deal with the devils, Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff, and tells the fans to boo him. They comply, but he says he's on the outside of Immortal looking in thanks to Bully Ray, and if they thought he was annoying before, he's going to be a royal pain in their asses now because he's coming after Kurt Angle tonight. Everybody forgot that he never cashed in his rematch and he's going to do that tonight, but he knows Immortal are going to interfere so he's got Sting to watch his back. Weren't they just feuding like a month or two ago? I honestly can't keep any of this straight anymore. Sting comes out and says he's wielding the power of the Network, who have given him the ability to call the shots tonight because he's going to be the guest referee for tonight's Angle-Anderson match.
Tonight, JEFF HARDY RETURNS...and a bunch of other stuff!!!
Let's head to the ring for our first match...
Devon & The Pope vs The British Invasion
This match is to determine Mexican America's challengers at No Surrender, and the British Invasion are already in the ring during Pope & Devon's entrance, which should tell you pretty much what's going to happen. Pope beats up Magnus and takes a shot at Williams, but Magnus takes the opening to boot him in the face and tag out to Williams. Williams works him over and then Magnus tags in and takes his head off with a clotheslines for 2. A top rope elbowdrop from Magnus gets 2, but Magnus misses a big boot and lays Williams out, allowing Pope to make the tag to Devon. Devon cleans house on both men and hitsa powerslam on Williams for 2, then Pope clotheslines Magnus to the floor and Devon hits a spinebuster on Williams for the win.
Winners: The Pope & Devon
Kurt Angle is backstage saying he'll believe Jeff Hardy's back when he sees it, then someone I believe is named Eddie Alvarez comes in to talk about his upcoming fight in Atlantic City. Kurt's really happy to see him, and they walk out together.
We're down to the final four in the Bound For Glory Series, and we'll see Bobby Roode (42 points) taking on Gunner (42 points) and Bully Ray (49 points) takes on James Storm (30 points) this weekend at No Surrender. But we'll get a preview of that match right now, as we go to the ring where all four participants are in the ring. Bubba takes the mic and kicks Jeremy Borash out of the ring, and says that he is a tag team god and is qualified to say that Beer Money will go down in history as one of the greatest tag teams not just in TNA, but all over the world. Bubba knows they both want to win the series and go on to win the title, but they won't admit it to each other because tag teams never look at each other and wonder how successful they could be by themselves. Hawk, Animal, Rick, Scott, and even he did it. He says Gunner will do whatever it takes to win the series and go on to win the World Title, but neither of them will do what's right for each other because wrestlers are selfish and neither will turn down the women and money. He's Bully Ray, he's from New York City, and he's the next World Champion.
Roode takes the microphone and says Bubba's right that Beer Money will go down as one of the greatest teams of all time, but he and Storm have their eyes set on becoming the World Champion because it's been both their dream since day one just like everyone in the back. Only one man can walk out of No Surrender as the challenger for the World Title, and he guarantees that whether it's Storm or himself, they'll both be there to share in the celebration because no matter what, nobody will ever come between them and nobody will ever kill Beer Money. Storm says he's sorry about their damn luck, and we'll see these guys face off in a four way match later tonight. Great promo!
Back to the ring...
TV Title Match: Eric Young vs Robbie E
Hopefully this will be painless. Robbie works Eric over until Eric fires up, pulls his pants down, and connects with a flying clothesline and a top rope elbowdrop for 2. Eric f'n SPIKES Robbie with a piledriver, and now is able to cover for 3.
Winner: Eric Young
Eric is celebrating when Rob Terry comes out of the back and attacks him, then gives him the Last Ride.
Rob Van Dam finds Jerry Lynn in the back and is angry that Lynn screwed him, and Lynn said he did it because it's always been about him and the phones are always ringing for him, and he only gets called to wrestle RVD because they know it'll be a good match. He had to get a job at a warehouse while RVD was being brought in here, and Hogan and Bischoff finally smartened him up. He knows he's better than RVD, to which RVD responds by laying him out and walking off.
Velvet Sky and Mickie James are backstage and Velvet congratulates Mickie on regaining the Knockouts Title and wonders what it would feel like around her waist, but before they can get too deep into that conversation, Karen Jarrett comes in for an inspection. She says it's like a pig sty back there and can't believe Mickie has her dog with her, and she says she made a Mickie-Winter rematch for No Surrender, and tells Velvet to lay off the cupcakes because her ass is getting too fat.
Jeff Hardy is backstage! And he's...WALKING!
Time for main event #1...
World Title Match: Kurt Angle vs Ken Anderson
As stated earlier, Sting is the special enforcer referee for this match. They feel each other out until Anderson comes off the ropes with a back elbow and then fires in with right hands to Angle. Anderson with a spinning neckbreaker for 2 and then rams Angle hard into the corner for another 2. Anderson charges Angle in the corner and Angle gets the boot up, then charges out and nails Anderson with a clothesline. Angle only gets a 1 off of that, but tries to wear Anderson down with a rear chinlock. Anderson fires elbows into the midsection of Angle, but Angle with a knee to the midsection and then goes back to that chinlock. They wipe each other out with a double clothesline, but get back to their feet and go toe to toe. Anderson wipes the champion out with a clothesline, but walks right into a bearhug and Angle pops him over his head into a release suplex. Anderson comes right back by scooping Angle into a fireman's carry and hit a Finlay Roll for 2, then he goes for the Mic Check but Angle escapes and hits one German suplex after another and covers for 2. Angle pulls the straps down and goes to the anklelock, but Anderson rolls through into a cradle for 2, then hits the Mic Check out of nowhere, but Angle manages to kick out at 2. Sting looks concerned at ringside as Anderson pulls Angle back to his feet, but Angle "accidentally" pokes the referee in the eye, then low blows Anderson and hits an Angle Slam. The referee goes to count, but Sting pulls him out of the ring to tell him what Angle did. Angle goes to the ropes to yell at Sting, but turns around and Anderson hits the Mic Check. Anderson goes for the cover, but Gunner runs in and nails him at 2 and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner by DQ: Ken Anderson
Okay, raise your hand if you didn't see that finish coming a mile away! Yeah, didn't think you would. All of Immortal, including hogan, comes down to the ring and they leave Anderson and Sting laying as Angle holds the title belt high.
We come back from commercial to rewatch what we just saw, then we go to the Immortal locker room where they apparently want to throw a party because they just perpetrated a beatdown. Bischoff kicks them all out because he can't hear what the person he's talking to on the phone is saying. They leave, and Bischoff acts angry at what he's hearing, so he probably wishes he hadn't kicked everyone out. Oh well, back to the ring.
Mickie James & Velvet Sky vs Winter & Angelina Love
Velvet and Winter start, but Velvet tags out before making contact and Mickie comes in, so Winter tags out to Angelina. Angelina tosses her across the ring by the hair, but charges into Mickie's elbow and Mickie hits her headscissors out of the corner and a clothesline. She goes after Winter on the apron, and Angelina nails her from behind and then holds her so Velvet can come off the ropes with a diving dropkick for 2. Angelina gives her former BFF a chinbreaker and then tags out to Winter, but Velvet catches her with a monkey flip and then gets a flying headscissors. Angelina trips Velvet from the floor and then chokes her in the corner while Winter puts the boots to her. Winter with a Northern Lights suplex for 2, but Velvet hits a weird thing I don't know what it was and makes the tag to Mickie. Mickie off the top with the flying crotch to Winter's face, then unloads with clotheslines and a neckbreaker for 2. Angelina goes after Mickie, but Velvet wipes her out with a spear while Winter blows the red mist in Mickie's eyes and gets the win.
Winners: Winter & Angelina Love
I came up with all kinds of witty ways to describe the finish of that match for the headline, but none of them were really printable so I decided against it. But it's the thought that counts.
Austin Aries comes out and says that he's the #1 contender and Eric Bischoff's favorite X Division wrestler. Brian Kendrick may be all about love and harmony, but Kendrick doesn't practice what he preaches when he comes out to sneak attack Aries for taking his spot. Aries invites him out to the ring, and Kendrick comes out in a suit with his hair tied back and carrying a briefcase. Kendrick says he's out here enunciating and dressing for success like Aries, and success means that whoever dies with the most toys wins. He's received all kids of compliments today for cleaning up well and even wearing shoes. Kendrick asks the fans if they like this Brian Kendrick, and the fans boo, so he says that's fine because he can't stand the outfit and the materialistic world it represents. He's shed desire, and the god voice inside him is stronger than anything in existence. Aries says he doesn't know how many voices he's got in his head, but he wants that belt Kendrick just threw on the mat without any respect. Kendrick says it's just a material possession, and Aries responds by saying he's a fake, a phony, a fraud, and afraid. Kendrick says he's a peace loving man, then suckerpunches Aries again and sends him heading for the hills.
Hulk Hogan comes into the office backstage carrying on like such a moron that he makes John Cena look like Dan Severn, but Eric Bischoff is sitting on the couch looking unhappy because he just got a call from the Network and the title match this weekend is now a three way with Angle, Sting, and Anderson. Hogan says he can't do it and he's had enough with the Network because he's in control and he runs the company and this is not going to happen. Hogan's acting is so bad by this point that you almost can't help but laugh at his performances.
Jeff Hardy is still backstage, and he's...STILL WALKING! Well, that's a good sign this late in the show.
Mike and Taz run down the card for this weekend's PPV, and then we're off to the ring for our second main event!
Bully Ray vs James Storm vs Robert Roode vs Gunner
The bell rings and Samoa Joe comes marching down the ramp, no doubt meaning to do some damage, but Matt Morgan runs out and attacks him and they brawl around ringside as a four way melee breaks out in the ring with Beer Money each pairing off with a member of Immortal. They all take turns laying each other out with clotheslines, then Beer Money lay both of Immortal out with double clotheslines. They have a brief staredown before Bubba attacks them, and Gunner covers Roode for 2 only for Bubba to yell at him that he's supposed to win this match. Storm with a crossbody on Bubba for 2 and a running neckbreaker for 2 on Gunner. Roode with a Blockbuster to Bubba and a spinebuster to Gunner for 2. Roode dumps Bubba to the floor and Roode and Storm have another staredown before going after Gunner and hitting a double vertical suplex. They do BEER...MONEY! and turn around to Bubba laying them both out with a double clothesline and the Bubba Bomb on Roode, but Gunner suddenly dashes across the ring and hits a kneestrike to the face of Bubba and covers for the win.
Gunner backs up the ramp looking very pleased with himself as Bubba collects himself off the mat.
Jeff Hardy is STILL backstage, and he's STILL W-A-L-K-I-N-G! And next, he'll use his walking skills to come out to the ring and talk, too!
Jeff Hardy comes out to the ring looking really embarrassed about something and thanks the fans for the reaction. He thanks the Network for letting him come out and says that he was pathetic and messed up the last time he was out there, and he let everybody down. He let himself down for not being the main eventer he knew he is, and the doubt when he walked into the building was overwhelming because he felt hated. Everyone in the back has every right to be mad at him, and he can't change what happened at Victory Road, but he can admit that he hit rock bottom that night. He stops for a long moment before continuing to say that he can't expect everyone to give him another chance, but all he can do is ask to give him one more shot. The fans chant "one more shot" as Hardy continues and says that all he can do is ask. He drops the mic and climbs out of the ring as teh fans chant "one more shot" again as we fade to black.
- Mason Ryan debuted a new theme song called "Last Days" on this past Thursday's WWE Superstars as he returned and defeated JTG. It appears WWE is going the babyface route with the former Nexus member.
On a related note, during his entrance on Superstars, Mason came out to the stage and turned his back to the crowd, raising his hands in the air as he looked up to the Titantron. A fan showed Chris Jericho this on Twitter, saying Ryan was stealing Jericho's entrance, and Jericho replied that Mason had "no respect."
WWE Star Wants a Title Shot Before He Retires Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/09/2011 at 11:09 AM
- SmackDown Superstar William Regal, who has been announcing and wrestling on NXT as of late, says he wants a World Heavyweight Title shot when WWE returns to Liverpool, England later this year. He wrote on Thursday:
"Trying to think if Teddy Long owes me a favour.I need to get a World Championship match on Smackdown on Liverpool. Maybe the last chance I have of becoming the first English World Champion in front of WWE's loyalist fans.
Some people are saying I'm passed it.Maybe so but @WWE,look at it as charity.Give an old rogue a chance."
Regal later re-tweeted a ton of feedback from fans supporting him getting a title shot and wrote:
"I normally never retweet about wrestling,WWE or me(I don't need to because I'm so over anyway)so sorry to everyone who it's driving mental. I just want @WWE to take notice.Give back to your loyalest fans(and purely selfish reasons as I want to be the first British World champ)."
At a live last November in the UK, Regal announced to the crowd that would be his last tour because he is retiring soon. Regal will apparently be sticking around long enough for this year's tour, probably longer. Regal is under contract to WWE until 2014 and in addition to his recent work on NXT, he has worked as an announcer in FCW.
WWE Superstars Results - 9/8/2011 We start off this week’s show with the Raw brand and your announcers are Scott Standford and Josh Mathews.
Match Number One: JTG versus Mason Ryan
JTG takes his time coming out of the corner while Ryan wants to get things going. They lock up and Ryan sends JTG to the mat. JTG retreats to the ropes and Ryan is not happy. JTG with a kick and forearms to the back followed by a side head lock. Ryan with a shoulder tackle followed by shoulders in the corner. Ryan with a biel that sends JTG across the ring. Ryan with a big boot that sends JTG to the apron. JTG with a clip to the knee and then he works on the back with a series of forearms. Ryan with a clothesline followed by a running shoulder into the corner. Ryan with an Irish whip and back body drop.
Ryan with a clothesline in the corner but JTG with a sliding uppercut but Ryan catches JTG and hits a few back breakers followed by a power slam. Ryan with a kick and then he hits a pump handle power slam for the three count.
Winner: Mason Ryan
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks versus Titus O’Neil and Percy Watson
Tyler and Percy start things off and Tyler backs Watson into the corner. Reks with a forearm and punches in the corner followed by a side head lock take down. Reks with a shoulder tackle but Watson with a drop kick and then he hits a double underhook take down. Watson with a punch but Reks with a kick and he runs Percy into the corner to tag in Hawkins. Curt kicks Percy and then he slaps him. Hawkins with more kick to the head and then he hits a suplex and gets a near fall.
Hawkins sends Percy into the turnbuckles and Reks is tagged back in and Reks hits a clothesline on Watson. Watson tries to make the tag but Reks stops him. Watson with punches but Reks with a forearm across the chest as he takes Percy back to the mat. Hawkins tags in and Watson tries to fight out of the corner. Hawkins with a snap mare and Curt with knees to the back before applying a reverse chin lock.
Watson with a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Titus and Reks make the tag and Titus with a running shoulder tackle followed by a punch and a reverse atomic drop and a flying clothesline and Titus barks. Titus goes for Clash of the Titus but Hawkins breaks it up and all four men get in the ring and while the referee deals with Watson, Reks and Hawkins hit a power slam and neck breaker combination on Titus for the three count.
Winners: Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins
We go to commercial.
It is time for the Smackdown portion of the show and your announcers are Matt Striker and Jack Korpela.
Match Number Three: Alicia Fox versus Tamina
Tamina pushes Alicia and then Alicia shimmies for no reason and Tamina with kicks and a forearm. Alicia with an elbow to Tamina and then she avoids a charge into the corner and Alciia with a sunset flip for a near fall. Alicia with arm drags into an arm bar. Alicia tries for a neck breaker but Tamina blocks it and hits a savate kick for a near fall.
Tamina with kicks to Alicia and then she sends Alicia into the turnbuckles. Tamina kicks Alicia followed by a hard Irish whip. Tamina with kicks in the corner and then she hits a running butt splash into the corner. Tamina gets a near fall. Tamina with a back breaker on her shoulder but Alicia gets back to her feet but Tamina with a thrust to the throat.
Alicia sends Tamina’s arm into the mat and then Alicia backs into the corner. Tamina misses a chop and Alicia with a few drop kicks followed by a jumping kick and forearms. Tamina with an Irish whip but Alicia with an elbow out of the corner for a near fall. Tamina kicks Alicia and then hits a leg drop. Tamina goes up top for a daughter of the Superfly splash but Alicia moves and Alicia hits the Axe kick for the three count.
Winner: Alicia Fox
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Brodus Clay versus Allen Turner
Clay with an arm bar and elbow to the head followed by a punch and a head butt to the chest. Clay with a leg drop and a t-bone suplex. Clay with a muscle buster but he pulls Turner up at two. Clay sends Turner into the corner and then Clay with a running splash and cross body for the three count.
Winner: Brodus Clay Flawless Victory
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Heath Slater versus Daniel Bryan
Slater tries to get into Bryan’s head by delaying. Bryan with a wrist lock and he takes Slater to the mat. Bryan with a side head lock take down but Slater with a head scissors and Bryan escapes. Slater with a kick and elbow but Bryan with a back elbow and kick to the back for a near fall. Bryan works on the arm and drives Slater’s arm into his shoulder and Bryan with an arm bar on one arm and a hammer lock on the other and he gets a near fall.
Bryan with a surfboard but Slater counters and he tries for a Gory Special but Bryan with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Bryan sets for the Mexican surfboard and he drives Slater into the mat. Bryan with a kick to the back and then a series to the chest and Bryan gets a near fall. Slater with a kick to Bryan followed by a punch and then he drives a knee into Bryan’s back and he applies a reverse chin lock.
Bryan punches Slater and then connects with a European uppercut. Bryan with a Dragon Screw leg whip and then he hits the running drop kick into the corner. Bryan gets a near fall. Bryan with a snap underhook DDT for a near fall. Bryan with a hammer lock but Slater with elbows to try to get out of the hold. Bryan with a drop kick and then he tries for the LeBell Lock but Slater is able to go to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Slater with a side head lock but Bryan with a shoulder tackle. Slater with a hot shot and then Slater with a baseball slide to the head as Bryan hangs from the ropes and Slater gets a near fall. Slater with a kick to the ribs and Bryan goes to the apron. Slater chokes Bryan and the referee warns him.
Slater with a slingshot that sends Bryan’s throat into the bottom rope and Bryan goes to the floor. Slater celebrates his performance so far but he lets Bryan recover. Slater with a snap mare and knee to the back and then Slater with an arm bar. Bryan with kicks to the head to get out of the hold and both men are down.
Bryan with kicks to Slater but Slater hits a back breaker and gets a near fall. Slater kicks Bryan in the corner. Slater with punches and Bryan slumps into the corner. Bryan flips over Slater in the corner and Bryan hits the flying clothesline and both men are down. Bryan tries to get a second wind but Slater with a kick and then Bryan sends Slater over the top rope to the floor. Bryan with the suicide dive onto Slater and both men are down on the floor.
Bryan sends Slater back into the ring and he goes up top for the missile drop kick but Slater moves out of the way. Bryan lands on his feet and then Bryan hits a Yakuza kick for a near fall. Bryan with kicks to the chest but Slater ducks and hits an reverse slam and gets a near fall. Slater punches Bryan but Bryan punches back. Slater with a gutbuster to Bryan for a near fall.
Slater kicks Bryan in the corner and then Bryan rolls through in the corner and gets a near fall with a sunset flip. Bryan with a DDT and then he holds on and applies the guillotine choke and Slater taps out.
- Regarding the mystery RAW General Manager, creative has not been told anything about the character except not to do anything with it each week. Some believe the angle is done with but it hasn’t been confirmed within the company. There have been recent RAW shows where the General Manager’s podium is set up and never used, and some weeks it’s not set up at all.
Update on Kevin Nash's WWE status Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 09/07/2011 at 03:28 PM
The announcement that WWE has released Kevin Nash from their website today is part of the TV storyline. Nash was signed to a Legends deal after the Royal Rumble earlier this year and has not been signed to a new performer’s contract since returning to TV.
Nash has been reaching out to some people and saying that he’s released, but most don’t believe him.
According to prowrestling.net TNA star Jeff Hardy pleaded guilty to three felony drug charges in a Moore County, N.C. courtroom on Thursday. Hardy pleaded guilty to two counts of intent to distribute a controlled substance, and one count of conspiracy to traffic in a compound containing opium.
Hardy was sentenced to serve ten days in jail and a $100,000 fine. He was also sentenced to 30 months probation, and could serve additional jail time if he violates the terms of his probation.
Preview Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING: The Return Of Jeff Hardy, Mr. Anderson vs. Angle, More
Don't miss Thursday's huge IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c, featuring the return of Jeff Hardy and a huge World Title match! 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:
- Starting this Thursday, it's two back-to-back weeks of "can't miss" IMPACT WRESTLING broadcasts on SpikeTV!
- All roads lead to Sting vs. Ric Flair next week (Sept 15), but this Thursday the World Heavyweight Title is on the line in the main event as Kurt Angle defends against Mr. Anderson, who cashes in his rematch clause
- Plus, the "Final Four" superstars in the Bound For Glory Series go face-to-face - who will advance to the main event at Bound For Glory?
- The British Invasion vs. Devon and The Pope to determine the #1 Contenders to the World Tag Team Championship
- Eric Young defends the Television Championship against Robbie E
- And what does Karen Jarrett have planned for the Knockouts Division? Will the new Knockouts Law rule the lovely ladies with an iron first?
1st May Monday Nitro from Birmingham, Alabama. Crowbar vs. Screamin' Norman Smiley - Hardcore match, David Arquette on the mic, The Wall vs. Horace - Table match, Vince Russo on the mic, Jeff Jarrett vs. Scott Steiner vs. Hugh Morrus, Sting in the graveyard, Diamond Dallas Page vs. Tank Abbott, Billy Kidman on the mic, Vince Russo vs. Lex Luger, Vampiro on the mic, Tank Abbott vs. David Arquette, Hulk Hogan vs. Mike Awesome.
Former TNA Wrestler Matt Hardy posted a new video on his youtube channel. He thanks all of his friends and family that have helped him through his troubling times. He talks about his some of his future projects and comments on the DUI situation with Kurt Angle.
TNA Champion Kurt Angle had a blood-alcohol level of 0.091 when he was arrested on Sunday morning, according to Virginia state police. Angle's first test was conducted at the scene came back above the legal limit. He later blew a 0.06 when he took a second test at police headquarters. The Trooper who arrested Angle also stated that the TNA Champion failed several field sobriety tests. To read more on the story, visit NVDaily.com.
It’s time for the twenty-seventh week of NXT Redemption! The opening titles roll, and commentators Jack Korpela and William Regal welcome us from Toledo, Ohio. There is a recap of the events from two weeks ago, in which Darren Young confronted Matt Striker. Darren hits Matt Striker with a cheap shot, which prompts William Regal to intervene and chase Darren out of the ring.
-Darren Young makes his way out to the ring with a mic. He says he guesses this is the part where he welcomes the crowd to NXT Redemption, but he’s not here to talk about redemption. He’s here to talk about NXT being over. He says he’s already won, since he’s the best. He says the real reason he came out is to confront William Regal. Regal gets a mic of his own and gets into the ring. He’s welcomed by Regal chants. He says that he truly believes that Darren has a great future, but unfortunately, he’s been going about it in the wrong way, and Regal won’t allow it. Darren asks what’s wrong with Regal, after he was invited into Darren’s ring and tries to steal his spotlight. Regal says that Darren doesn’t have a clue whose spotlight is in the ring. Darren says that tonight, he’d love to show Regal what he knows in the ring. Regal gladly accepts.
-Titus O’Neil, Hornswoggle, and AJ make their ways to the ring as we get a recap of Maxine vs. AJ from two weeks ago. Hornswoggle is assaulted at ringside by Derrick Bateman, which led to a distraction and a roll-up. Bateman and Maxine come out next holding hands.
Match #1: Titus O’Neil & AJ vs. Derrick Bateman & Maxine -Titus and Bateman start out in the ring. Bateman slaps Titus and runs into the corner so the referee must break them up. Titus is upset and levels Bateman with a European uppercut and a scoop slam. Titus whips Bateman hard into the corner and hits some forearm blows to Bateman’s chest. He whips Bateman into the other corner, and Bateman walks out into a powerslam. Bateman tags in Maxine, and AJ is tagged in as well. AJ whips Maxine and hits a spinning heel kick on Maxine. Maxine gets up and hits a jawbreaker, but AJ hits the ropes and hits a dropkick for a two-count. Maxine whips AJ into the corner and charges, but AJ gets her feet up and kicks her away. AJ jumps from the second rope but Maxine kicks her in the gut while she’s in mid-air. Maxine then applies a chinlock. AJ gets to her feet and hits the ropes, only to run into an atomic drop and a clothesline for a two-count. Maxine hits a snapmare and drives a knee into AJ’s back. AJ gets to her feet and falls back into the ropes. Maxine goes for a big boot but AJ ducks and Maxine gets hung up and falls. Both divas are down and both eventually tag the men. Titus is fired up and hits a number of shoulder blocks. Titus hits a shoulder breaker and goes for a pin, but Maxine breaks up the pin. AJ gets into the ring and pushes her out of the ring, allowing Titus to hit Clash of the Titus on Bateman for the three-count.
Winners: Titus O’Neil & AJ
-Hornswoggle gets on Titus’ shoulders and AJ celebrates with them in the ring as Maxine and Bateman walk angrily up the ramp.
-Derrick Bateman and Maxine are walking backstage. Maxine is yelling that Bateman should’ve listened to her. Bateman says if she listened to him, they would’ve won. Bateman starts yelling about watching Roadhouse and Dirty Dancing to practice and they both yell at each other for a few moments before discussing how to get rid of Hornswoggle. They decide to make out as I cringe.
-William Regal heads backstage to prepare for his match tonight with Darren Young.
-Tyson Kidd’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Matt Striker is now joining Jack Korpela on commentary. Kidd gets a microphone and says that for the past few weeks, someone’s been messing with him: playing mind games, trashing his locker room, and flashing Japanese characters on the TitanTron. And he says we all know who it is: Yoshi Tatsu. He calls out Yoshi, but when he doesn’t, he says that’s Yoshi’s problem. He doesn’t take anything seriously, whereas Tyson was “the best thing to come out of the Hart family dungeon.” That’s how he knows he’s better than Yoshi Tatsu. He says the characters don’t scare him, but yet another character flashes onscreen. Yoshi’s music hits and out comes Yoshi in very different attire. It looks something like a traditional Japanese warrior, complete with a mask. Striker asks if it’s The Great Muta. Yoshi takes off the mask, and half of his face is painted.
Match #2: Tyson Kidd vs. Yoshi Tatsu -A Yoshi chant starts up as Yoshi stares Kidd down. Kidd takes control with a gut kick, and tries to slam Yoshi’s head into the corner, but Yoshi stops him and hits a number of Flair chops. Yoshi whips Tyson into the corner and goes for a double knee attack, but Tyson ducks it and starts punching Yoshi in the corner. The ref breaks it up and Yoshi takes control with some kicks. Yoshi then suplexes Kidd onto the top rope and while he’s hung up, he hits a number of kicks to Tyson’s torso and finishes with an axe kick to Tyson’s back, knocking him out of the ring.
-Both men are back in the ring and Yoshi slingshots Kidd to the apron. Tyson attempts to skin the cat, but Yoshi hits a dropkick, sending Kidd to the floor. Yoshi attempts a baseball slide but Tyson moves and slams Yoshi against the barricade. He kicks Yoshi and tosses him back into the ring. Tyson gets Yoshi up, whips him, and hits a back elbow strike for a two-count. Kidd then applies a side headlock. Yoshi gets to his feet, but Kidd hits a neckbreaker and floats over into a pin attempt for a two-count. Tyson chokes Yoshi on the bottom rope and hits a suplex for another two-count. Back to the side headlock on Yoshi. Kidd hangs Yoshi up on the bottom rope and jumps over the top rope, dropping a leg on the back of Yoshi’s head. Yoshi kicks out of yet another two-count and Tyson applies another headlock. This time, Yoshi hits a back suplex and Tyson rolls out of the ring. Tyson grabs Yoshi’s foot and drags him out of the ring. He slams Yoshi against the ring and backs up, only to get a big boot from Yoshi. Yoshi tosses Tyson into the ring and goes to the top rope. Yoshi hits a top rope chop to Tyson’s head. He then hits the ropes and hits a strange elbow for a two-count. Yoshi tosses Kidd into the corner and hits a drive-by kick on Kidd, followed by a kick to Tyson’s chest, which gets another near-fall. Yoshi gets fired up for another kick, but Tyson kicks Yoshi’s close leg, taking him down. Tyson goes to the apron and tries to drop a springboard elbow drop on Yoshi, but Yoshi gets his knees up. Yoshi goes back up to the top rope, but Tyson kicks the rope, making Yoshi temporarily lose his balance. Tyson slaps Tatsu on the second rope and goes for a Frankensteiner. Yoshi hangs on and jumps off the top rope, connecting with a flying spinning wheel kick for the victory.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu
-Darren Young makes his way to the ring, talking about how it’s his time now. Regal gets a nice pop as he heads to the ring, robe and all.
Match #3: William Regal vs. Darren Young -Darren charges Regal before the bell rings, but runs into Regal’s boot. Regal pushes Darren into the corner and drives several knees into Darren’s head. Regal whips Darren and hits him with his elbow. He grabs Darren’s legs and the referee urges him to stop. Regal obliges, and then stomps on Darren’s gut anyways. Regal then whips Darren to the corner so hard that he flies out to the outside. Regal follows him out and slams him against the barricade. Regal drags Darren over to the announce table and puts on a headset, urging him to apologize into the microphone while maintaining the headlock. Darren doesn’t oblige. Regal throws Darren into the ring and Darren begs for mercy. Regal grabs Darren’s hand, puts it on the ground and stomps on it. Darren gets up and whips Regal into the corner hard. Darren drives some elbows onto Regal’s neck, and chokes him against the second rope. Darren punches Regal repeatedly until he gets fired up. Regal pushes Darren into the corner and the referee breaks it up. Darren takes advantage with a cheap shot and takes Regal down. Darren then stomps on Regal’s hands and applies a body scissors on Regal. Darren then gets up and tosses Regal into the corner. The two trade European uppercuts, but Regal’s sends Darren to the ground. Regal punches away at Darren in the corner as the referee repeatedly yells at Regal for not respecting the 5-count. Regal hits an exploder suplex and starts applying the Regal stretch on Darren. JTG runs up to the apron to interfere, but Striker says “Screw this!” and runs over to JTG, knocking him off the apron and challenging him to a fight. As Striker yells at JTG, Regal hits the knee trembler on Darren, picking up the win.
Winner: William Regal
-Striker yells “Mind your own business or I’ll fight you right now!” at JTG as he enters the ring. Striker and Regal stand tall in the ring as the show goes off the air. That’s all for this week’s edition of NXT Redemption. Thanks for reading.
- As seen on RAW last night, Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks appeared on RAW in a backstage segment with Wade Barrett. The two hinted at forming a team and will hook up this Thursday on Superstars to take on the team of Percy Watson and Titus O'Neil.
Reks, who has had fans rally for him on Twitter for a few weeks now with the hashtag #WeWantReks, wrote the following on Twitter last night: "Thanks Rekking Crew! Your support is heard! Keep tweeting #WeWantReks #ReksAndHawkins"
Hawkins, who has also been in the news after he tweeted about wanting more WWE TV time, wrote this last night after RAW: "Thanks for the love tonight. More too come... Be sure to check out @WWE Superstars this week to see myself & @Tyler_Reks in action."
WWE Posts Storyline Feature on Internet Title Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/05/2011 at 10:48 PM
- WWE's website has a new article up asking fans if it's time for the Internet Title that Zack Ryder has to be featured. Here are some quotes from Ryder:
"Two of the four WWE programs in the U.S. are only on the internet. Everything is on the internet. People watch TV on their computer or on their phones or iPads. There should be an Internet Championship in WWE. They should be bribing me to defend my title on the internet, on television, wherever."
"They were some great TV Champions and guys that went on to become World Champions. It’s the same idea. The Internet Championship is a way to show people what I’m all about. I’ve created the Ryder Revolution."
"I’m never going to defend this title. I’ve earned this championship. I won it fair and square. My YouTube show has more than four million views, I dominate Twitter. I’m the first champion, I’m the last champion, I’m the only champion."
Two words: WWE Network. Coming off a WWE Raw SuperShow with the firing of Kevin Nash (and some suspicious creeping of WWE EVP John Laurinaitis), the inspiring preview of an all-new vehicle for WWE entertainment is leading the Twitter chatter and for good reason.
It’s the day after Raw. Let’s see what you thought …
Kevin Nash as Super Shredder The secret that oozed from CM Punk’s lips on Monday night was a comment that the most astute WWE Universe members were waiting to hear from the sharp-tongued Straight Edge Superstar. Referring to Kevin Nash’s cinematic performance as Super Shredder in the 1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel, Punk riled up the big man just moments before his termination by Triple H. Rough night for Nash and New World Order revivalists around the globe.
Many would say it’s a shame we didn’t get to hear the full string of verbal barbs Punk had brewing in his brain since his criticisms were curtailed by the resonance of The Game’s self-titled entrance theme last night.
“… I’m not done,” uttered The “Voice of the Voiceless” underneath the chords of Motörhead. Unable to complete his sentence while competing with the WWE Chief Operating Officer’s theme, Punk lowered his pipebomb momentarily … until ultimately ridiculing Triple H’s signature sledgehammer swing.
@MikeyPiff: Love that @cmpunk called @realkevinnash Super Shredder on @WWE #Raw. Ninja, ninja rap!
@DaveBlackett: "@WWEgames: Who in the @WWEUniversegot the "Super Shredder" reference on @WWE#Raw? #TMNT2" I did, check the credits
@peroxwhyLUSH: If they're gonna cut @CMPunk off on the mic time and time again...let the guy walk. Be much better somewhere without greedy execs n the bank
@WWE_Creative: For those keeping score, @CMPunk took three weeks to make a Super Shredder reference. That's called restraint. #RAWTonight
@Maffewgregg: Actually I'd like to see Nash come out as Super Shredder one more time, just so Tony Chimel can call him SUUUUOOOPPERSHREDDER
@arda_ocal: Super Shredder is trending worldwide. He was the weakest villain in movie history... not just because Nash played him in Ninja Turtles 2
@FrankWWEClown: Super Shredder is trending worldwide. The Pipebomb strikes again. The @WWEUniverse has once again taken over. #WWE #RAWSupershow
@theisb: Man, CM Punk, you should not be dissing Super Shredder, you know that Ooze has mutated his beard. #Raw
@thesteelcage: "Best of luck in your future endeavors" - @CMPunk to Kevin Nash. #Perfect @WWE#RAW
The new WWE Network At one point, all attention was suddenly rapt by the image of a steel cage perched “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka during WWE Raw SuperShow. Ensuing visuals of the most classic WWE moments upon which a Universe was formed led to the announcement that a WWE Network was on its way. (WATCH)
Some fanatics have claimed that the end of the world would come in 2012, but more people are starting to believe that it’s just the beginning of a whole new one for sports-entertainment. Questions are plentiful at this time and while searching for answers, solace lies in the idea that next year, WWE action will be more accessible on your TV than ever before.
@!KelleyBelley08: @WWEUniverse When the @WWE Network comes along, I will never turn the channel. #WWENETWORK
@EricIGN: So WWE Network now officially announced for 2012. If I don't see Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling every morning, we've got problems,WWE.
@seanrlowe: WWE Network debuts in 2012. And unless you're delivering a pizza or bringing the popcorn you will never see me outside again. Lol. #fb
@fredthewolf: WWE Network...yeah, I wouldn't mind that at all... #wwe #raw
@GoStabby: There's gonna be a WWE Network!! Mommy I want it I want it i want it *jumps up and down*
@KLEPONE: Whoa...WWE got their own channel!? That's nuts! WWE Network is going to be sick!
@MikeBNY: @JRsBBQ if the wwe network goes live you should have your own cooking show!
The Miz and Air Boom’s fashion This Thursday kicks off Fashion Week in New York City and the WWE Universe is following suit. Literally. Many noticed the eye-catching threads of the plaid-patterned Miz. However crass his antics and words, The Awesome One has an impeccable if not bold style. Those seeking fashion tips from The Miz can look back at WWE.com’s Superstar Quarterly video feature on his tailored look.
Ironically, it was The Miz’s Night of Champions opponents, WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne, who also allured WWE fans with their persistence in rolling with matching ring attire. The Carolina blue hued “Air Boom” is throwing it back to classic ring tandems known for color synced garb, including The Hart Foundation, The Rockers and more.
@TangReggie: @WWEUniverse @WWE Glad to see AirBoom matching, starting to look like a real team team. Now can they enter together?
@Heatherangelina: Lovin' the suit tonight, @mikethemiz. It's, wait for it......awesome!!
September 5, 2011 Tags: WWE Raw SuperShow: September 5, 2011 As millions of WWE Universe members witnessed while watching WWE Raw SuperShow Monday night, something big is coming to WWE that will change not just the squared circle, but all of entertainment.
It’s the WWE Network. And, as the world learned this week, it’s on its way in 2012. All we know is that it’ll be a brand new day for watching the greatest matches, moments and Superstars in sports-entertainment history.
Stay tuned to WWE programming and WWE.com for more details. Plus, visit Facebook.com/TheWWENetwork to interact with the rest of the WWE Universe.
•WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston def. Jinder Mahal & The Great Khali •Beth Phoenix def. Eve in a No. 1 Contender's Match •CM Punk def. R-Truth •Zack Ryder & Jerry "The King" Lawler def. David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty •World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Heath Slater •John Cena, Sheamus, John Morrison & Alex Riley def. Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger & Wade Barrett in an Eight-Man Elimination Tag Team Match
WWE Raw Supershow results: Cena fends off Del Rio By: Greg Adkins September 5, 2011 Tags: WWE Raw SuperShow: September 5, 2011 COLUMBUS, Ohio – As the clock continues to tick down to Night of Champions in less than two weeks, the circumstances surrounding each title match grow ever more contentious and controversial.
John Cena, Sheamus, John Morrison & Alex Riley def. Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger & Wade Barrett in an Eight-Man Elimination Tag Team Match (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | PHOTOS) After WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio whipped them into a frenzy against John Cena in the locker room area, Christian, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger & Wade Barrett were frothing at the mouth. The quartet squared off against Cena, Sheamus, John Morrison & Alex Riley in an Eight-Man Elimination Tag Team Match.
The first two Superstars eliminated from the bout were The Prince of Parkour and A-Ry, followed by Barrett. After that, Sheamus and Christian battled to a double count-out, leaving Cena to battle Ziggler & Swagger. The two rivals were forced to work together, but their bickering and Cena’s domination allowed him to eliminate both.
Having won for his squad, Cena was then ambushed by WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio, but The Cenation Commander-in-Chief beat back the attack and sent Del Rio scurrying.
John Cena called out WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2) WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio can’t avoid John Cena forever. The Mexican Aristocrat was a no-show on both the WWE Raw SuperShow and SuperSmackDown last week, and this week he addressed Cena from a safe distance outside the ring. He taunted his Night of Champions opponent before a host of Superstars – who Del Rio had swayed earlier in the evening – converged on The Cenation Commander-in-Chief.
Before Wade Barrett, Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler and Christian could debilitate Cena, Sheamus, John Morrison and Alex Riley charged the ring to even the score. When they did, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long intervened and arranged an Eight-Man Elimination Tag Team Match.
World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton def. Heath Slater (WATCH | PHOTOS) Add another chapter to Randy Orton’s book of anger management issues. After being thrashed by Mark Henry after his Steel Cage victory on SuperSmackDown, The World Heavyweight Champion needed a target on which to unleash his anger. Unfortunately for Heath Slater, he proved a suitable punching bag. The former WWE Tag Team Champion got rocked by The Viper, who showed why he’s so treacherous while sending a message to The World’s Strongest Man.
Zack Ryder & Jerry “The King” Lawler def. David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty (WATCH | PHOTOS) After dubbing former WWE Tag Team Champions David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty “boring,” Jerry “The King” Lawler accepted their challenge to face them with a partner of his choosing. Lawler looked to the opposite of boring when scouting his partner and enlisted the help of Long Island Iced-Z, Zack Ryder. Although it appeared Lawler had the match wrapped up against McGillicutty, Ryder eagerly begged to break off a piece of the action for himself. When “King” agreed to tag him in, the self-proclaimed “WWE Internet Champion” made quick work of his opponent, scoring the three-count for him and his WWE Hall of Fame partner.
CM Punk def. R-Truth; stipulation added to Triple H vs. Punk (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | PHOTOS) The conspiracy against R-Truth continues, or so he’d have you believe. The unbalanced Superstar ambushed CM Punk last week as he fought The Miz. This week, Punk would be up against more of the same from these two. This time, however, it would be Truth’s partner who would attempt to interfere. Unlike last week, though, Miz got booted from the arena before the match could end. As a result, Punk recovered and managed to prevail.
Afterward, Punk’s Night of Champions’ opponent, Triple H, emerged to thicken the plot. WWE’s Chief Operating Officer challenged The Second City Savior to make theirs a No Disqualification Match. Punk said he would comply with The Game’s stipulation only if Triple H agreed to quit as COO were he to lose. A confident King of Kings readily agreed. Beth Phoenix def. Eve in a No. 1 Contender’s Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Beth Phoenix is determined to change the landscape of the Divas division. And now, she’s earned the opportunity to do just that. The Glamazon defeated Eve in a No. 1 Contenders Match and will now face Divas Champion Kelly Kelly, who already defeated her at SummerSlam, in a title match at Night of Champions.
The Divas Champion as well as Beth’s fellow “Diva of Doom,” Natalya, each looked on from ringside as the match unfolded. After the bell sounded, Kelly went to check on Eve, but Natalya pulled her back down and slammed her into the arena floor. As Kelly writhed in pain, Natalya stepped into the ring and helped Beth celebrate her victory.
WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston def. Jinder Mahal & The Great Khali; title match announced for Night of Champions (WATCH | PHOTOS) The relationship between Jinder Mahal and The Great Khali continues to disintegrate. After Khali lost to Sheamus on SuperSmackDown, Mahal warned him he was on thin ice. This week, the two teamed up against WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston in a non-title match. Instead of leveraging their clear size advantage, Mahal & Khali failed to get on the same page, allowing Air Boom to cut them off at the knees for the victory.
Later in the evening, partners The Miz & R-Truth announced they will challenge Bourne & Kingston for their titles at Night of Champions.
WWE COO Triple H fired Kevin Nash (WATCH | PHOTOS) Exhibiting shades of his father-in-law, Mr. McMahon, WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H asserted his executive power and fired longtime friend Kevin Nash in a move that shocked both the WWE Universe and Big Daddy Cool himself. The unpleasant altercation had been building for weeks, as Nash continued to both defy and provoke The Game.
The mounting issues between the two finally came to a head. Punk was addressing the WWE Universe when Big Daddy Cool interrupted, trading verbal jabs with The Second City Savior. Before the two could trade blows, The Game came out to ease tensions. Nash informed him, though, that WWE wasn’t big enough for both he and Punk, that one of them would have to go. The Game then revealed he’d received security camera footage from L.A.’s STAPLES Center from the night of SummerSlam. Turns out, Nash had snuck into the COO’s office and sent a text to himself from Triple H’s phone, instigating his attack on CM Punk that night. In other words, Big Daddy Cool had been lying to his good friend for weeks. That’s when Triple H finally handed Nash his walking papers.
When the COO attempted to leave, Nash blocked his exit. The Game was having none of it, and instead, clocked the seven-footer in the face before striding out of the ring.
The following is from TMZ.com. This confirms our earlier report:
Wrestling legend Kurt Angle was arrested early this morning on charges of driving under the influence ... TMZ has learned.
Angle was busted by Virginia State Troopers and taken to Warren County Jail. He posted $2,000 bond and was released at 3:31 AM.
Angle won the gold medal in wrestling at the 1996 Olympics before turning to professional wrestling. He made his name in the WWE and is currently under contract with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
Here are some more exclusive details on Kurt Angle's DWI arrest:
-- Kurt Angle was arrested in Front Royal, VA (Warren Co.) for DUI.
-- Kurt's car was spotted by another driver on I-66 East near Linden. He was swerving between lanes. Virginia State Troopers responded to the call, pulled him over, and determined he was intoxicated. He was then taken to the Warren County Jail.
-- Angle posted $2,000 bond and was released from the Warren County Jail at 3:31 a.m.
-- According to our sources, Angle was texting and driving in addition to drinking.
-- Kurt's rental car was picked up by JR King of JR's 24 hour towing in Strasburg. It was towed to an impound lot where it was picked up at some point today.
-- Angle was previously arrested on March 25, 2011 in Grand Forks, North Dakota and charged with "being in control of a motor vehicle while intoxicated," after failing a field sobriety test. He later pled guilty to the charges and was on April 20 sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation, a chemical dependency evaluation, a $250 fine, $225 in court fees, and a ten day suspended jail sentence.
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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