According to F4WOnline.com, WWE has had discussions of Booker T coming back to wrestle in a short program on SmackDown against an undisclosed opponent.
Booker T has competed in one match since assuming the SmackDown color commentator position in February. On the June 6 episode of Raw, Booker wrestled his first singles match for the organization in four years, gaining a victory over Jack Swagger via count out.
•Sheamus def. Heath Slater •Wade Barret def. Justin Gabriel •Beth Phoenix & Natalya def. A.J. & Kaitlyn •Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes def. Randy Orton (Disqualification) •The Great Khali def. Jinder Mahal •Sin Cara def. Daniel Bryan •WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston def. The Usos •World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry def. Christian in a Lumberjack Match
SmackDown results: Henry successful in first World Title defense By: Mitch Passero September 23, 2011 Tags: SmackDown, SmackDown: September 23, 2011 DAYTON, Ohio – With his Hell in a Cell Match with Randy Orton quickly approaching, new World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry made things crystal clear – he intends to hold onto the World Title for a long time to come.
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry def. Christian in a Lumberjack Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Christian clearly bit off more than he could chew when he found himself in the first ever SmackDown World Title Lumberjack Match against the newly-crowned World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry. Even the lumberjacks found themselves outmatched against the champion, despite having a numbers advantage.
When the sea of Superstars surrounding the ring swarmed the champion, he easily pushed them away. To finally assert his dominance, he hoisted the hapless Trent Barreta high overhead and tossed him onto the dazed lumberjacks.
When Henry reentered the ring, Christian chose not to follow. But Sheamus was more than happy to help the match carry on by tossing Christian back to The World’s Strongest Man, who dispatched of him with the World’s Strongest Slam.
Then – still seething after losing the World Title – Randy Orton charged to the ring to stare down the reigning champion. As the two sized each other up, The Viper struck first. With Henry still reeling, Orton forced him out of the ring with a well-targeted dropkick. Showing no signs of fear, Orton stared down Henry who remained outside the ring. What will happen when the two are locked inside unforgiving steel at Hell in a Cell? (PREVIEW)
WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston def. The Usos (WATCH | PHOTOS) Packing a potent offense, WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston looked good against the equally impressive Usos. However, Kingston’s Trouble in Paradise followed up by Bourne’s Shooting Star Press proved too much to overcome.
Sin Cara def. Daniel Bryan (WATCH | PHOTOS) The mystery surrounding the two Sin Caras continued to grow. After one Sin Cara was fully engaged in battle with Daniel Bryan, the other Sin Cara attacked and snatched the pinfall for himself.
The Great Khali def. Jinder Mahal (WATCH | PHOTOS) No longer under Jinder Mahal’s control, The Great Khali relished in an opportunity to face Mahal within the squared circle. With a massive display of force, Khali obliterated his former manipulator with a Punjabi Plunge.
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes def. Randy Orton by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) The voices in Randy Orton’s head must have been telling him to do really, really bad things on this night. After being disqualified for smashing Cody Rhodes in the face with his protective mask, The Viper unleashed hell on Rhodes. First The Viper punched, RKO’d, then tossed Rhodes to the arena floor. Next, Orton bashed his former Legacy ally in the skull with the timekeeper’s bell. But Orton wasn’t done yet. To put the finishing touches on Rhodes, the former World Champion brutally RKO’d him onto the announce table.
Beth Phoenix & Natalya def. A.J. & Kaitlyn (WATCH | PHOTOS) After losing to Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve on Raw, Beth Phoenix and Natalya rebounded strong in a match against A.J. and Kaitlyn. To close the deal, Phoenix smashed A.J. to the canvas with a bone-rattling Glam Slam.
Wade Barrett def. Justin Gabriel (WATCH | PHOTOS) Still furious over losing to Justin Gabriel in tag action last week, Wade Barrett came out swinging. With a boot to Gabriel’s face, then Wasteland, Barrett reigned supreme.
Sheamus def. Heath Slater (WATCH | PHOTOS) Outmatched and overpowered, Heath Slater didn’t stand much of a chance against Sheamus. When The Celtic Warrior was ready to end things, he put the punctuation mark on the bout by blasting Slater in the face with a vicious Brogue Kick for the win.
WWE COO Triple H announced a Lumberjack World Heavyweight Championship Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) The night kicked off with WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis addressing the WWE Universe about whether WWE COO Triple H is in control. Next, Laurinaitis introduced Mark Henry as the new World Heavyweight Champion. After Henry told the WWE Universe that he plans to hold onto his World Title for a long time, Triple H entered the ring.
But before the COO could speak, Christian interrupted him and yet again claimed he deserved one more World Title Match. After assuring the WWE Universe that he is indeed in control, Triple H obliged Christian by putting him in a Lumberjack Match against Henry for the World Title. The winner would defend against Randy Orton at Hell in a Cell.
Official News: IMPACT WRESTLING Preview: Hulk Hogan's Major Announcement
Don't miss Thursday's huge IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c, as the road to Bound For Glory on October 16 continues - with Hulk Hogan, Kurt Angle, Sting, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Roode and more! 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:
- "The Immortal" Hulk Hogan will deliver a major announcement on Thursday's huge IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c! What does Hogan have planned just weeks before Bound For Glory? Don’t miss it, as Hogan promises to drop a bombshell!
- Speaking of Hulk Hogan, his Bound For Glory opponent - “The Icon” Sting - has asked for time to get some things off his chest. In fact, rumor has it Sting wants to speak DIRECTLY to the members of Fortune! Don’t miss the start to the huge broadcast!
- Also, Fortune members will battle this Thursday as Bobby Roode will battle “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles in a huge bout! Roode will fight for the World Heavyweight Championship at Bound For Glory, but first he has to make it past AJ Styles! Certainly, current World Champion Kurt Angle will be watching as he attempts to drive a wedge between the members of Fortune!
- In high-flying X-Division action, there will be a Ladder Match this Thursday on SpikeTV to determine who gets the X Championship shot against Austin Aries at Bound For Glory: Jesse Sorensen vs. Kid Kash vs. Alex Shelley vs. Zema Ion vs. Brian Kendrick
- The final “Queen’s Qualifier” takes place to determine the competitors in the Knockouts Championship match at Bound For Glory! This Thursday, Madison Rayne battles Tara, with the winner advancing to the Pay-Per-View!
- Plus, Crimson makes his return to IMPACT WRESTLING following his injury at the hands of Samoa Joe, “The Charismatic Enigma” Jeff Hardy continues his quest for redemption and so much more!
All this and much more on Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING on Spike at 9/8c! If you can't watch it live, make sure to set your DVR!
Orton responds to Austin's criticism Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 09/23/2011 at 01:03 AM
Steve Austin offered a critical assessment of Randy Orton's character performance during an interview for the latest issue of Power Slam magazine.
When asked to name which wrestlers he believes can evolve into "money-drawing players" for WWE, Austin said of The Viper, "His promos need work, and right now, he's a little one-dimensional. The crowds are digging him, but there's still another step on the ladder for him to climb to."
Orton responded to Austin's remarks this evening on Twitter.
He wrote, "Austin is right, there is still room for me to move up the ladder. And I will. Watch me."
We open the show with a video package looking at the history of the Hulk Hogan-Sting feud over the last year leading into Sting earning a match with Hogan at Bound For Glory by beating Ric Flair last week. We then head to the arena where Sting comes skipping down to the ring with a contract in his hand, and he talks about how he beat Flair and will now get to fight Hogan, who he calls out to the ring. Hogan comes out and says the match isn't going to happen and he isn't medically cleared to wrestle. Sting literally throws himself on the mat and starts kicking his feet while laughing, then plays the video of the time a few weeks ago when Hogan beat Sting senseless with a chair. Hogan is mad he played the footage, but Sting says that's proof that Hogan still has it. Hogan still refuses to wrestle Sting at Bound For Glory, so Sting says to forget Bound For Glory and just fight him right now. Hogan backs off and Eric Bischoff comes out asking Sting who he thinks he's talking to and starts ranting and raving at him, so Sting just turns around and punches him in the face. Sting gets in Hogan's face and says there will be a match at Bound For Glory and there's nothing Hogan can do about it.
Karen Jarreyy is backstage telling Brooke Tessmacher and Mickie James that they're facing off tonight in the Knockouts Challenge, and tells Brooke that she doesn't want to see any of that erotic stripping tonight. She then tells Tracy to cover up her boobs because she's not running a ho house. Frankie Kazarian comes in to lead his wife away and calls Karen a madam who's only worth fifty cents an hour. Karen flips her lid and calls Jeff on her cell phone as we go to commercial.
Jeff Hardy is backstage, and he's...WALKING!
Time for our opening match...
Knockouts Challenge Opening Round Match: Brooke Tessmacher vs Mickie James
They fight over a wristlock, Mickie takes Tessmacher down with a headlock so Tessmacher drills her with a pair of forearms. Mickie responds with a snapmare into a dropkick, but Tessmacher surprises her again with a victory roll for 2, then knocks Mickie into the corner and grinds her ass into her face. Mickie looks really pissed off, and takes her head off with a pair of clotheslines, then hits a flapjack. One leaping DDT later and Mickie advances.
Winner: Mickie James
HARDCORE COUNTRY! We go out to the parking lot where Mexican America is talking about getting tattoos. They hop into their lowrider pickup truck and drive off.
Al Snow is backstage telling Jeff Hardy that he respects him apologizing and asking for forgiveness, and he appreciates him making the effort. He tells Jeff not to make the same mistake and to start at the top with his apologies andwork his way down.
X-Division Title Match: Austin Aries vs Jesse Sorensen
Aries easily outwrestles Sorensen to start, and Sorensen starts to fire back but Aries rolls out to the floor and...runs around with a football a fan gave him. Sorensen baseball slides Aries from the inside and then wipes him out with a slingshot dive. Kid Kash comes out, distracting Sorensen as he comes off the top with a flying bodypress for 2. They have a little bit of miscommunication on whatever they tried next, but Sorensen started firing away without slowing down to panic. Sorensen dropkicks Aries as he comes off the second rope, then gets his boot up when Aries tries the IED and Aries rolls out to the floor. Sorensen gets into it with Kid Kash, who shoves the football at him, but Sorensen throws the football at Kash and they go face to face and Aries hits the IED from behind and rolls Sorensen up for 3.
Winner: Austin Aries
Kash tries to get into the ring to fight Sorensen and has to be held back by the referee. We then go backstage to Ken Anderson and Rob Van Dam, who I think wanted to kill each other a few months ago but are buddies now. They're facing Bully Ray and Jerry Lynn tonight and they can't wait.
We go to the tattoo parlor where Anarquia is getting ink done. The tattoo artist has another appointment, but she'll send another artist over to do the tattoo. Anarquia is scared of needles, so he asks Hernandez to pray with him. Theyh have a nice religious moment, then open their eyes just in time to see Ink Inc attack them. Jesse picks Hernandez up and throws himthrough the artist's table and asks him who the bitch is now, then we go out front where Anarquia gets his ass kicked by Shannon Moore. Anarquia tries to use one of the tattoo girls as a human shield, but she elbows him in the face and Anarquia goes back to getting beat up. They throw him over a chair and push the camera away while they forcibly tattoo him, no doubt with something embarrassing.
Matt Morgan brings Jeff Hardy into a room backstage and closes the door, then says that professionally speaking, he's pissed at Jeff for the frame of mind he showed up in on PPV, but he'd be a hypocrite if he didn't give him one more chance because he's a painkiller addict and he got one more chance. But this is just one last chance, and if Jeff screws this one up, he'll be the first one to hunt him down.
The Mystery Cameraman finds Rob Van Dam backstage where he is laying unconscious in a pile of debris like chairs and table fragments. We then go to Jeff Hardy with Kurt Angle, who says he doesn't want him here and nobody else does. Jeff asks Kurt who he is to judge him, and Kurt says he's an Olympic gold medalist and a 14 time World Champion and tells Jeff to get out of here. Kurt goes to walk off, but Jeff holds him by the arm and says Angle wants him out of here because he's the biggest threat to Angle. Angle blows him off and walks out to the ring where he invites Bobby Roode to join him. Roode comes down the entryway as we go to commercial.
We're back, and Angle congratulates Roode on making it past Frankie Kazarian, but now he's got Christopher Daniels, who took advantage of his friend just a few weeks ago. Roode says he's sacrificed everything for this business, and Angle is the greatest wrestler there ever was, but nothing is going to stop him from winning the World Title at Bound For Glory. The crowd chants "next World Champ" at Roode, but Angle says there may be one man who will stand in his way, his best friend in the business. James Storm comes out and Roode looks like he's wondering what the hell is going on. Roode and Storm go face to face and Storm says he knows Roode is thinking Immortal bought him out, but Roode knows he makes his own damn rules and he's not here to get into it with Roode, he's here to get into it with Angle. Storm says he hopes Angle is a better matchmaker than he is a beer drinker, and he says Angle should make himself against James Storm tonight. Angle asks Storm if he thinks he's going to show Angle up, and Storm says he's going to earn Angle's respect tonight because he helped build this company and it's time to get his recognition. He tells Angle to get his gear on and says he's sorry about Angle's damn luck.
Bully Ray & Jerry Lynn vs Mr Anderson & Nobody
Looks like the doctor in the back wouldn't let RVD wrestle, so Anderson's going it alone. Anderson and Bubba start, but Bubba tags right out to Lynn and Anderson starts beating up both men. Anderson with a Finlay Roll on Lynn and he goes up for the Swanton, but Bubba trips him up from the outside. Lynn chokes Anderson and then tags in Bubba, who comes in now that Anderson is down. Bubba slams Anderson and hits a big splash for 2, then gets a rear chinlock. Lynn tags in and gets a forward roll into an eye poke, then fakes going for Rolling Thunder and just stomps Anderson instead. Anderson starts fighting back against both men, hitting a spinning enziguiri to Bubba for 2. Anderson dumps Lynn to the floor and hits Bubba with the Mic Check and goes for the cover and Lynn pulls him off at 2. Bubba goes to the second rope, Anderson punches him in the nuts and gets him in a fireman's carry,but Lynn runs in and dropkicks Anderson, then distracts thereferee while Bubba nails him with the chain and gets the win.
Winners: Bully Ray & Jerry Lynn
James Storm is backstage saying he's happy for Bobby Roode, but just because he didn't win the Bound For Glory Series doesn't mean he doesn't still have plans to make trouble for Kurt Angle.
Time for our next match...well, wait a minute, Christopher Daniels comes out in his street clothes and says he hates to ruin Kurt Angle's plans, but he won't wrestle Bobby Roode tonight, and it's not because they're both members of Fortune, it's because he has nothing left to prove after he beat AJ Styles a few weeks ago. Roode's a great wrestler, but AJ is a four time World Champion and, after the way he dominated AJ, there's no point bothering with Roode. AJ Styles comes out and he doesn't look happy. AJ asks if this is a joke because Daniels takes jabs at him every time he gets a microphone in his hand. Daniels says not to worry about it, and AJ says he's over it and Daniels needs to get over it. Daniels says he proved that he's the better man, but AJ says that if he keeps bringing AJ's name up, they can have another match. Daniels says they agreed that would be the last time and Daniels has already beaten him, so- well, we never get to hear Daniels finish because AJ slaps the microphone out of his hand. They have words out of earshot for a moment and AJ goes to leave, so Daniels says he didn't know AJ was a sore loser AND a bitch. AJ's finally had enough and goes after Daniels, and security comes running in. They manage to pull them apart, but then AJ leaps over them and goes back after Daniels as we go to commercial.
We're back from commercial and Styles and Daniels are still fighting at ringside after apparently fighting off the entire security team. They fight to the back and into the Direct Auto Insurance office that's set up in the back of the building. They fight back into the ring where Kazarian finally comes in to separate them. Kazarian succeeds in calming both men down, but Daniels kicks AJ square in the nuts as soon as he lowers his guard, then heads to the back as Kazarian tends to AJ.
Kurt Angle is backstage talking about how hard he's been training, and his trainer Scott Steiner says that Angle's the greatest of all time and he's going to kick James Storm's ass.
Before the main event, we go to the locker room where Frankie Kazarian is still trying to reason with Christopher Daniels, who doesn't want to hear it. Daniels is tired of AJ overshadowing him because he's not AJ's +1, and tells Kazarian to talk to AJ because he's done talking. Kazarian goes and finds AJ, who says that's their family member right there. Kazarian says we know what he and Lisa have been through the last three years, but AJ says it's not his fault because Daniels has to run his mouth every time he gets a microphone in his hand. Kazarian says he's trying to be the voice of reason, but this is ridiculous. AJ grabs a trash can and starts to puke in it, and I know there's a joke to be made about TNA booking here, but I'll take the high road.
Instead, we go to Hogan's office where he says he's going to drop a bombshell on Sting next week, then we're off to the ring for our main event...
World Champion Kurt Angle vs James Storm
Angle shoves Storm, so Storm takes Angle down with a double leg takedown and Angle easily outwrestles Storm and forces him to go to the ropes. Angle goes for a boot to the gut, but Storm catches hit foot and clocks him, then takes Angle down with a side headlock. Angle reverses to a facelock and then rocks Storm with a European uppercut, but charges and gets backdropped to the floor. Storm goes out after Angle and rams him into the barricade, then the stairs, but Angle elbows Storm in the ribs and rams him into the steps. Angle with an overhead release suplex that drops Storm onto the entry ramp, and Storm lands with an audible thud. They head back in and try for simultaneous crossbody blocks and both go down. Storm starts firing back with right hands and hits a lungblower for 2. Angle comes out of nowhere with another overhead release suplex for 2, but Storm escapes the Angle Slam, so Angle gets the anklelock instead and Storm tries to kick his way out, but Angle maintains the hold and drags Storm back out to the middle. Storm almost taps, but rolls Angle into a victory roll for 2. Angle charges Storm in the corner and Storm dodges and Angle hits the post, then Storm rolls Angle up for 2. Storm sets up for the Last Call, but Angle blocks and hits the rolling German suplexes. Angle goes for the moonsault, Storm rolls out of the way and hits hard, and Storm heads up top. Angle goes up for the top rope belly to belly, but Storm knocks him off and hits a top rope elbow for a very close 2. Storm goes for the Eye of the Storm, but Angle slips free as Gunner runs out. Storm nails him, and Angle comes frombehind with the Angle Slam and only gets 2. Angle is shocked that Storm survived, and argues with the referee before slapping Storm around. Storm goes for the superkick but Angle moves and Storm knocks the referee out. Storm tries again and hits the superkick this time and covers, but it takes a moment for another referee to come out and make the count and Gunner pulls the second referee out at 2. Gunner lays Storm out with the belt, but Bobby Roode runs in and fights Gunner down, then turns around and surveys the situation, picks up the belt and has a staredown with Angle, and holds the belt high as Beer Money's music hits. Roode drops the belt in front of Angle and then goes to check on Storm as the show comes to a close.
Austin critiques several WWE main eventers Steve Austin gave his thoughts on several WWE superstars in the new Powerslam magazine...
On CM PUNK
"Well, I love CM Punk. That guy is already a star, and he's just breathed a much-needed breath of fresh air into the wrestling business," Austin said. "He's been working for over ten years. I'm a big fan of his—love his skills, love his promos."
On WADE BARRETT, DANIEL BRYAN, RANDY ORTON
"Of the other guys, I'm still waiting for Wade Barrett to grab me by the throat and let me know who Wade Barrett is. Daniel Bryan could continue to move up the card," Austin said. "I'm interested to see where Randy Orton goes next. His promos need work, and right now, he's a little one-dimensional. The crowds are digging him, but there's still another step on the ladder for him to climb to.
ON ALBERTO DEL RIO
"Alberto Del Rio reminds me of Gino Hernandez from the old [Dallas] Sportatorium. [He is] another one who needs to work on his promos-I don't like them worth a shit right now-but he has great ability," said Stone Cold.
"He just needs to add a few pieces to the puzzle."
"Christian is a hell of a performer in the ring, and he's just had a hell of a run. He's recently added a few exclamation points to his work and his promo style-but, again, there's at least one more level for him to step up," he feels.
ON MARK HENRY
"Mark Henry has finally put the pieces together. His Money in the Bank match with Big Show was not a great match in the ring. But I love the intensity Mark is putting into his work recently. This persona is really an extension of himself: he's a big, mean, strong man, and they are presenting that well."
Another bad week for Smackdown attendance Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 09/21/2011 at 11:48 AM
Fans in attendance at tonight’s Smackdown tapings in Dayton, Ohio have sent word that the entire side of the arena that the WWE cameras are shooting from is completely tarped off. All of the fans are sitting on the side opposite of the camera. This is the second Smackdown taping in recent weeks that have suffered from poor attendance.
Guerrero on Cena Breaking Flair's Title Record Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/21/2011 at 11:34 AM
John Cena closed in on Ric Flair's record 16 World Title reigns with his victory over Alberto Del Rio Sunday night at Night of Champions. The master of the Five Knuckle Shuffle has now won 12 World titles; the WWE Championship a record 10 times and the World Heavyweight Championship twice.
Cena's latest World Title victory has former WWE Superstar Chavo Guerrero steamed as the third-generation grappler has vowed to stop watching professional wrestling if he breaks Naitch's legendary record.
He stated Monday night on Twitter, "If Cena brakes the great Ric Flair's 16 time champ record, I will never watch wrestling again. I call a boycott of Cena matches if he does!"
Guerrero also asked his Twitter followers, "How many of u are tired of John Cena being champion? Don't get all excited, it's just a question." He wrote moments later, "Wow...it's an overwhelming "tired of Cena" response! It's not me, it's all the fans. I could literally retweet hundreds of tired responses!"
Guerrero continued, "Now, my opinion...Cena is better than me on the mike,but I could out wrestle Cena with my eyes closed and 1 hand tied behind my back! Truth!
"Some are saying that Cena is a great athlete. Really? C'mon. Are u blind? I know Cena & I could beat him in any sport except weight lifting!
"Golf, basketball, bowling, a race, tennis, horseshoes, hitting a baseball pitch, catching a football...anything!!!!
"Lol...some1 just said Cena is a better athlete than Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior! Lol are u retarded? No offense to a challenge person."
Yoshi Tatsu Discusses His New Look & Darker Style Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/21/2011 at 10:48 AM
- WWE's website has a new storyline interview up with SmackDown Superstar Yoshi Tatsu. Here are a few highlights:
His new dark side: "The Japanese wrestling style is different. I think everyone knows this. It’s aggressive. I needed to show Japanese culture, Japanese pride and the Japanese style of wrestling, too. I am sure my wrestling has changed."
His new look: "This is like The Great Muta. When I saw The Great Muta wrestling, I wanted to be a wrestler. It’s a tribute. But I am not Muta, I am Yoshi, I don’t want to cover the whole face. It’s my own style. But my inspiration is The Great Muta. I want to be the top in Japan and the United States," Tatsu said. "I want to be the most famous Japanese wrestler in the world."
Reby Sky speaks out about Matt/Jeff Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 09/22/2011 at 02:18 PM
Reby Sky, who is dating Matt Hardy, was interviewed by her former radio show "Busted Open" on Sirius XM radio and here are the highlights…
Reby on Matt Hardy's online videos: "Before he posts every video I give him a talk, and I don't want to feel like his mother or babysitter or council, but I say Matt maybe this isn't a good idea. I tell him what I think about it, why I think that way, and he will either take it and say "okay, maybe not" or he will put it up anyway. He's going to do what he's going to do. He's a very strong personality, and obviously that has gotten him to where he's at now, that's part of it. He does have a good formula, he takes it a little too far sometimes and gets a little caught up in the attention, but I think now he's going to be a little smarter about what he posts."
Reby on the rumors that she led police to Matt's drugs: "It's just so frustrating, because they just released something that was completely not what I said. It's pretty clear that Matt's been needing help, and the other day he was in a bad way and I called for help. Cops came, and all these reports are saying that I led them to some secret cave that contained prescription pills. They never found any prescription pills at all in the house, what they found was steroids. After having to go to the police station to sign all these papers, I come back to my house upside down, there is 5 men in my kitchen and I am being interrogated. Everything that they needed to find was already found. So it is just a whole bunch of hate mail: Reby you snitch, you're a rat. At the end of the day I just wanted Matt to get help, I called for Matt to get help, and guess what? He left this morning for WWE sponsored rehab. He is getting help."
Reby on the Jeff Hardy taser incident: "I have to laugh, because I guess just being in it, it was done for a project called the Hardy show, which you can find at thehardyshow.com. It's a variety show with skits, and parodies and stuff like that, it's kind of like a Jackass program. That was filmed for part of a Hardy show episode. And I guess with all the Jeff stuff that was going on at the time, and the way it was spun, it was in retrospect maybe not the best idea for people who aren't aware of the Hardy show and the content that is on there. But like I said, from now on everyone is going to be a lot more careful with anything video wise or Twitter or anything going up on the net."
Reby on Matt Hardy returning to the ring: "A full time wrestling schedule is definitely not in the picture from now on. If you ask him, that's what he will say led to this whole thing, the full time wrestling schedule and the toll on his body and the sacrifices he had to make. Not that I am justifying anything he has done, because I am definitely not. I will say it over and over I don't support what he has done but I will support him in bettering himself."
Reby on Jeff's return to the ring: "The whole thing with Jeff, we try not to talk about it to not make Matt feel bad, but everyone is very supportive of Jeff and very happy for him. It's good that there is someone in the group doing good things, I don't know how to say it. Jeff is completely 180, just a real standup guy and has been so supportive in trying to help Matt in getting things right. So thank God that he is right next to us, thank God for Jeff."
Reby Sky Says She Was Coerced By Police Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/21/2011 at 11:33 AM
Matt Hardy's girlfriend, Reby Sky, claims North Carolina police coerced her into providing evidence against Hardy in order to arrest him last Wednesday.
The 25-year-old model tells TMZ officers "intimidated" and "threatened her" to in order to gain information on Hardy's collection of prescription drugs after he was rushed to the hospital for an "adverse drug reaction." Sky's information to police was enough to obtain a search warrant, which led to Hardy's arrest.
Police raided Hardy's home when he was not home. Sky returned home from the hospital to find police at his house after conducting a raid. She says they "threatened her with jail" if she did not provide more information following the investigation. Sky then showed officers Hardy's "secret safe" containing prescription painkillers.
Sky, who called 911 because Hardy was "strung out on drugs," tells TMZ she would have kept her mouth shut at the station if she knew police were accumulating evidence for the warrant -- adding, she "would never do anything to put [Matt] in a compromising position with the law."
Ric Flair's Requires Surgery After His Match Against Sting
The Charleston Post Courier is reporting that Ric Flair has now been diagnosed with a torn tricep and will be required to undergo surgery next week. Following surgery Flair will have to go through physical therapy and could be out of action for 4-6 months.
Flair was originally diagnosed with a broken bursa sack in his elbow but when swelling and pain didn't subside, he was diagnosed with the tear. Flair suffered the injury taking a superplex from Sting on the Impact Wrestling episode that aired last Thursday.
This Nitro was filmed LIVE on the 8th of May in St. Louis Missouri. New Blood on the mic, Terry Funk(c) vs. Norman Smiley and Ralphus - Hardcore Title, Ric Flair on the mic, Chuck Palumbo calls out Lex Luger, Shawn Stasiak vs. Captain Rection w/Curt Hennig Kevin Nash on the mic, Diamond Dallas Page vs. Mike Awesome - Stretcher match, Scott Steiner calls out Booker T, The Harris Brothers vs. The Mamalukes vs. Harlem Heat vs. Kronic, Scott Steiner on the mic, Elizabeth vs. Daffney, Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash vs. The Filthy Animals and Mike Awesome - Street Fight, Jeff Jarrett(c) vs. Sting - World Heavyweight Championship.
- John Cena has been putting over Zack Ryder on his Twitter. Here are some comments from today:
"CeNation. Calling all walks of life. FOLLOW @ZackRyder let's get him to 1 million! #sevenfigurebroski
Message to the dark side. If change is what u truly want...then use your voice. FOLLOW @ZackRyder u claim there are SO many of u..... But 200k is not even close to enuff to prove your case. Let your voice be heard. FOLLOW @ZackRyder #sevenfigurebroski
WHEN he gets to a million...cats and dogs..living together...mass hysteria! Instead of complaining ...do something FOLLOW @ZackRyder. Cause I believe in those who support me..and right now..there's LOTS of US. So until u do something to prove otherwise the CHAMP IS HERE!
Now..CeNation. thank u so much for all the support thru a VERY critical time. U know I will NEVER give up. #riseabovehate"
WWE NXT Results (9/20/11) - The Usos Make A Statement Written by Brooks Oglesby on Sep 20, 2011 - 10:52:08 PM
WWE NXT Results - 9/20/11
-It's time for the twenty-ninth week of NXT Redemption! The opening titles roll, and commentators Jack Korpela and William Regal welcome us from Dayton, Ohio.
-It's Showtime! "Showtime" Percy Watson comes out in a suit, smiling and slapping fans' hands. The ring has a nice red mat, and there are couches in the ring. Watson welcomes us with an "Oh yeah!" He says this is NXT Redemption, and this is "Showtime!" He introduces a man that has taken over this season of NXT, Titus O'Neil. Titus makes his way to the ring with a nice suit and music of his own. Titus gets in the ring and barks, as usual. Titus gets the crowd to give Percy a round of applause. Titus says that this season has been a very long 29 weeks. He's seen rookies and pros come in and come out of this season, and not one person has the athletic ability of Percy Watson. Percy thanks him, and Titus says that first, he must win this season, then he'd like to go after the Tag Team titles first. The crowd applauds, but JTG's music hits.
-JTG and Darren Young come out, and can't believe what they just heard. Young says you're looking at two of the best tag team specialists in the WWE. JTG says that Titus hasn't been taking over this season of NXT, Darren has. JTG and Darren Young both start talking trash at William Regal, but Titus reminds them that last week, the show ended with The Usos beating JTG and Young up. That gets Darren mad and the two groups start bickering. Darren challenges them to a match, and Titus accepts, but says they need to get to stepping right now. JTG and Darren start walking away, but try to get cheap shots with their mics. Both Percy and Titus counter and clothesline both JTG and Young out of the ring.
-AJ makes her way to the ring, as we get a recap of last week's confrontation between Maxine and AJ, in which Maxine showed AJ a fake photo of Hornswoggle partying with the Bella Twins. Maxine comes out alone as well.
Match #1: AJ vs. Maxine
-The Divas lock up and Maxine kicks AJ in the gut. AJ backs up, hits the ropes, and hits a dropkick. A number of strikes from AJ, but Maxine gets another gut kick in and throws her into the corner. Maxine slams the back of AJ's head against her knee and applies a chinlock. AJ slowly gets to her feet, but Maxine slams her down by the hair. Maxine then applies a kind of Liontamer, with her foot on AJ's head. She lets go and AJ gets a quick small package attempt for two. Both Divas up and Maxine hits a boot to AJ's torso. A surfboard stretch by Maxine. Maxine picks up AJ and chokes her on the bottom rope. Maxine clubs AJ's back and then applies a side headlock. AJ fights out but gets whipped into the corner. Maxine charges but AJ moves, and Maxine hits the ring post shoulder-first. AJ charges at Maxine, knocking her down in the corner, then hits a low dropkick. AJ whips Maxine and hits a spinning wheel kick for a two count. Maxine uickly pushes AJ against the ropes and hits a chop. Maxine tries to go for her reverse backpack stunner again, but AJ wiggles out and kicks Maxine's leg, hits the ropes, and hits the shining wizard for the win.
-A Raw Rebound is shown, in which Hugh Jackman picks Zack Ryder to face Dolph Ziggler. A punch from Jackman gets Ryder the win. Woo woo woo, you know it.
-Hornswoggle is backstage, and he has a love letter for AJ. Maxine walks up and taunts him for having the note. Maxine says that Titus O'Neil has been "taking care of AJ" while Hornswoggle was gone. Hornswoggle thinks for a moment, and runs away. Maxine then walks over to Derrick Bateman, who is talking to Tyson Kidd, and pushes him. Bateman asks why he wasn't out there with her during her match, and Bateman says he was learning the secrets of the Hart Dungeon. Maxine says that Bateman needs to focus on the big picture: separating AJ and Hornswoggle. Bateman agrees, and they start to make out. Icky.
-Yoshi Tatsu comes out in his Great Muta-inspired gear. Derrick Bateman comes out next, accompanied by Tyson Kidd.
Match #2: Yoshi Tatsu vs. Derrick Bateman w/ Tyson Kidd
-The two lock up, and Yoshi forces Bateman into the corner. Yoshi quickly pulls him back out and takes him down with an amateur-wrestling looking move. Yoshi wrenches Bateman's arm and kicks it a number of times. Bateman then reverses the arm wrench and forces Yoshi into the corner. Flair chops to Yoshi's chest. Bateman whips Yoshi into another corner and charges, but Yoshi gets his feet up, catches Bateman with them, and kicks him on the top of the head several times. Yoshi climbs to the top rope, hits a flying chop to the head, and hits his strange elbow drop onto Bateman for a two-count. Bateman rolls out of the ring frustrated, and Yoshi follows, hitting a chop to Bateman. That makes Bateman mad, so he gets Yoshi in back suplex position and slams Yoshi's torso into the ring post. He rolls Yoshi back into the ring and stomps on his stomach numerous times. Yoshi tries to fight back, getting up and hitting some strikes, but Bateman whips him and drops him with a clothesline. A gordbuster suplex from Bateman gets a two-count. Bateman picks Yoshi up by applying a bearhug. Yoshi throws elbows to get out of it, so Bateman clubs Yoshi's back down. Bateman whips Yoshi and hits a nasty-looking kitchen sink for a two-count. Bateman whips Yoshi again and applies an abdominal stretch, which he modifies into a pumphandle backbreaker for another two-count. Bateman whips Yoshi a third time, but Yoshi counters into an abdominal stretch of his own. Bateman wiggles out, but Yoshi kicks him out of the ring. Back in the ring, Bateman walks into some Flair chops. Yoshi kicks Bateman into the corner and hits a drive-by kick. Yoshi hits the ropes and hits a running spinning wheel kick for a two-count. Yoshi goes to the top rope and connects with a flying cross-body for another two-count. Yoshi runs to the second rope and hits another cross-body, which Bateman counters into a pin of his own. Both men get up, but Yoshi hits a big roundhouse kick, knocking Bateman out. Yoshi goes for the pin, but Tyson Kidd comes in to break it up, causing the disqualification.
Winner: Yoshi Tatsu, via disqualification
-Kidd begins to assault Yoshi with mounted punches. He then hits his fisherman's neckbreaker finisher and celebrates over Yoshi's downed body.
-AJ is backstage, and is congratulated by Trent Barreta, who is eating grapes. Titus runs into her and congratulates her as well. Titus says that she should try to patch things up with Maxine. Titus says he's gonna get ready for his match, so she should get cheer up. AJ does, and they hug. Titus walks away to reveal Hornswoggle. AJ is excited to see Hornswoggle and goes to hug him, but Hornswoggle stops her and walks off angrily.
-It's main event time. Titus' minitron has his name as "Titus O'Neal", but his name plate and his TitanTron both have "Titus O'Neil," which is the correct spelling. Whoops.
Match #3: Titus O'Neil & Percy Watson vs. JTG & Darren Young
-Percy and Darren start out in the ring. They lock up and Percy wrenches Darren's arm. Darren counters into a fireman's carry and an arm wrench of his own. Percy fights out and punches Darren into the corner. Percy hits a double-arm suplex for a two-count. Percy forces Darren into the face corner and tags in Titus. Both men whip Darren and hit a double shoulder block. Titus grabs Darren's wrist and hits a few short-arm shoulder blocks. Darren tries to get away, but Titus hits a big slam and another short-arm shoulder block. Percy is tagged back in and Darren takes control with a European uppercut. Darren whips Percy, who takes control with a shoulder block of his own. Percy keeps Darren grounded with a wristlock, and when Darren gets up, he forces Darren into the face corner. Titus tags in and Darren forces Titus into the heel corner and tags in JTG. JTG is whipped and Titus hits a big shoulderbreaker. Darren is tagged in and jumps off the apron. Darren grabs Titus' legs and tries to trip him. Titus picks him up through the second rope and pulls him in. He whips Darren into the corner so hard, he flips over the top turnbuckle and out of the ring.
-Titus is in control of JTG in the ring. Percy is tagged in and hits a snapmare. Percy picks up JTG's legs, yells "Showtime!" jumps through them, and hits a legdrop. JTG gets up and whips Percy, but Percy hits two dropkicks in succession for a two-count. Percy whips JTG, but JTG slides out and talks some trash to William Regal. Percy takes advantage with a baseball slide and slides him back into the ring. JTG distracts the referee as Darren kicks Percy illegally on the apron. JTG rolls Percy back into the ring and gets a two-count. JTG starts hitting the back of Percy's head with elbows and tags in Darren. JTG slams Percy's head onto Darren's boot for good measure. Darren hits a neckbreaker for a two-count. Darren drives his knee into Percy's back and wrenches his head back. He forces Percy back into the heel corner and tags JTG back in. JTG slams Percy's head into the corner and whips him into another. He takes a moment to taunt before charging, and Percy takes advantage, getting his feet up. Before Percy can get a tag, JTG knocks Titus of the apron. JTG tags in Darren, who whips Percy and hits him with a short-arm striker to the torso. Percy counters with a roll-up, but Darren kicks out. Darren slams Percy's head into the corner before tagging JTG back in. Percy tries to fight back, but JTG counters into a botched suplex for a two-count. Darren tagged back in and applies yet another chinlock. Percy counters into a back suplex and both men are down, crawling to their corners for a tag. Only Titus gets tagged in and he starts clearing house Titus hits a shoulder block, an atomic drop, a dropkick, and a powerslam, then goes for a pin. JTG breaks it up, so Percy gets involved. Percy charges JTG, who pulls down the top rope and sends him tumbling over. JTG turns around and gets a big boot from Titus. While Titus is turned toward JTG, Darren connects with a chop block. Darren gets Titus on his shoulders and hits a gutbuster for the three-count.
Winners: JTG & Darren Young
-The Usos rush the ring again. They both hit superkicks to JTG & Darren. The Usos then go to adjacent top turnbuckles and hit Superfly splashes on JTG & Darren to end the show. During the main event, the announcers were saying that The Usos had been asking for title opportunities to no avail, so they decided last week to make a statement.
-That's all for this week's edition of NXT Redemption. Thanks for reading.
Foley Teases HIAC Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/20/2011 at 09:10 PM
- For what it's worth, Mick Foley teased on Twitter during RAW last night that he would be at Hell in a Cell. He wrote: "Maybe I'll show Jackman how it's done when I show up as the secret guest ref in the Hell in a Cell , RIGHT there in New Orleans, Louisiana!"
Foley later acknowledged that he could have started some rumors: "Ooops, pulled a Weiner there - that was supposed to be a DM to @michaelcole ! Just completely ignore my last message! Thanks for a fun Raw everyone - started 5 new rumors."
Matt Hardy Arrest Update: "Strung Out On Pills" Posted by Dave Mitchell on 09/20/2011 at 05:14 PM
Earlier today, we reported that former WWE & TNA star Matt Hardy was arrested once again last week (9/14) on drug charges that include possessing a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, possessing a controlled substance, maintaining a drug dwelling and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a release today from the Moore County Sheriff's Office.
New details have now been made available regarding Matt's third arrest in the past month after TMZ.com published the arrest warrant obtained by police.
- Matt Hardy's girlfriend Rebecca Reyes (Reby Sky) called 911 last Wednesday and told police that Matt was "strung out on pills" and needed help.
- When police arrived at Matt's home, Matt "had trouble speaking" and was "very unsteady on his feet." Matt did not smell like alcohol, leading the officer to believe that he was under the influence of "some type of unknown impairing substance other than alcohol." EMTs were called and Matt was taken to the emergency room of the First Health of the Carolinas hospital.
- Reby Sky told police that Matt had a safe at his home that contained "numerous Vicodin" pills, which she told the police Matt did not have a prescription for. She gave police the keys to the safe.
- After a warrant was granted, police seized the following items from Matt's home:
(1) Empty Small Round Glass Containers of Blue Locus Extract
(2) Handwritten Note
(3) Vials of Liquid Substance
(4) Vial of Powder Substance
(6) Empty K2 Smoke Blend Packet
(7) $1,961 US Currency
( Small Blue Pill
Matt was not home at the time of search, so he was not arrested on the spot. He later turned himself in and is due back in court on Thursday.
Matt Hardy Arrested AGAIN On Drug Charges Posted by Dave Mitchell on 09/20/2011 at 11:55 AM
Former WWE and TNA star Matt Hardy announced on Monday that he's going to rehab, but it's been revealed today that he was arrested once again last week after his home was raided and illegal drugs were found.
Hardy, 36, has been charged with possessing a controlled substance with intent to sell or deliver, possessing a controlled substance, maintaining a drug dwelling and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a release today from the Moore County Sheriff's Office.
The search at Hardy's home on Sept. 14 turned up 20 vials of anabolic steroids, the drug MDMA (Ecstasy) and $1,961 in cash, the release said.
In case you are losing track of all Matt Hardy's arrests, this is the third time Matt Hardy has been arrested in less than a month.
Hardy was released today on a written promise to appear in Moore County court on Thursday.
Former TNA Wrestler Matt Hardy posted a new video on his official youtube channel. In the video he has announced that he will be entering a WWE sponsored rehabilitation clinic. Hardy also announces that when he completes the rehab program he plans on opening a wrestling school. This all but confirms previous reports that Hardy was asked to enter a rehabilitation clinic by TNA. Reports which he denied. You can view the video below:
•WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom, Sheamus & Justin Gabriel def. Christian, Wade Barrett, David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty in an Eight-Man Tag Team Match •Alberto Del Rio def. John Morrison •Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes vs. Sin Cara ended in a No Contest •Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve def. Beth Phoenix & Natalya •Zack Ryder def. U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler in a Non-title Match •WWE Champion John Cena & CM Punk def. The Miz & R-Truth
CLEVELAND – Twenty four hours after Night of Champions, WWE’s Chief Operating Officer, Triple H, offered one Superstar a golden opportunity while handing two others their walking papers.
WWE Champion John Cena & CM Punk def. The Miz & R-Truth (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | PHOTOS) Before WWE Champion John Cena and CM Punk join Alberto Del Rio in a first-ever Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match in two weeks, the pair teamed up to face The Miz & R-Truth in the night’s main event match. The contest was arranged by WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H as punishment for the two attacking a referee as well as The Game himself at Night of Champions. The two conspiracy theorists appeared to be putting up a respectable offense against their formidable foes when The Second City Savior delivered a grave GTS to The Cleveland Screamer in his hometown to lay him out for the victory.
After the bell, The Game emerged to wish one Superstar the best in their future endeavors. Actually, make that two Superstars. The Game fired both Miz & Truth, who looked gutted by the decision. As “The Awesome Truth” absorbed the news, they grew enraged and attacked Triple H from behind in the locker room area. As they lashed out on the COO, various Superstars broke up the ruckus and tossed Miz & Truth from the arena.
Zack Ryder (w. Hugh Jackman) def. U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler in a Non-title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Celebrity guest Hugh Jackman found an underdog to champion in the form of Long Island Iced-Z, Zack Ryder. The Hollywood heavyweight successfully led the self-proclaimed Internet Champion to a win over U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler in a non-title match. During the bout, the Academy Awards show host clocked Ziggler in the face when the referee was busy reprimanding Vickie, which led to a win for Ryder. After the match, Vickie stormed up the entrance ramp as Ryder and Jackman celebrated.
In the locker room area, Jack Swagger sensed his opportunity. The All-American American approached Vickie in the wake of Ziggler’s loss to ask if she would manage him. To Swagger’s delight, WWE’s resident cougar agreed.
Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve def. Beth Phoenix & Natalya (WATCH | PHOTOS) The campaign of Beth Phoenix & Natalya to rid the WWE of so-called “model” Divas took yet another step in the wrong direction. Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve overcame a significant mass and might disadvantage when the Latina lovely rolled up Natalya for the win. The victory couldn’t have come at a worse time for The Glamazon since she appeared devastated after losing her title match against Kelly Kelly the previous day in her hometown of Buffalo, N.Y. at Night of Champions.
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry attacked Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler (WATCH | PHOTOS) Fifteen years is a long time to wait. And it appears that wait has left newly minted World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry angry and cynical in the extreme. When WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross attempted to interview him, The World’s Strongest Man chastised Ross, grabbed him by the tie and forced him to his knees. As a result, fellow announcer Jerry Lawler approached and tried to calm the situation. The World Heavyweight Champion released Ross and appeared to relent. The calm, however, proved only a prelude to the storm. As the men walked away from each other, Henry turned around and, with a scowl across his face, ambushed Lawler and left the WWE Hall of Famer motionless after putting him through the announce table with The World's Strongest Slam. As the champion heatedly marched back to the locker room, medical personnel attended to Lawler.
The entire ugly spectacle will undoubtedly register on Randy Orton's radar. Especially after it was announced that The Viper will invoke his rematch clause at Hell in a Cell in two weeks.
WWE COO Triple H arranged main event: WWE Champion John Cena & CM Punk vs. The Miz & R-Truth After their disrespectful actions the previous evening at Night of Champions, The Miz & R-Truth appeared extremely apologetic as they faced WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H. Not only did the dastardly duo lay their hands on a WWE referee, they attacked Triple H during his match against CM Punk. As punishment, The Game fined them $250,000 apiece, placed each on probation and arranged a main event tag team match pitting them against new WWE Champion John Cena & CM Punk.
Sin Cara vs. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes ended in a No Contest (WATCH | PHOTOS) Would the real Sin Cara please stand up? For the second time in four days, a lookalike Sin Cara has emerged and confronted his doppelganger. Before Sin Cara could face off against another masked nemesis, Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes, in a non-title match, the second Sin Cara flew in from the entrance ramp. The luchadors sized each other up before landing a series of explosive moves on one another. As a result, the second Sin Cara exited the squared circle while his mirror image stood tall in the ring.
U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero confronted celebrity guest Hugh Jackman (WATCH | PHOTOS) Could U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero be any ruder? As celebrity guest Hugh Jackman addressed the WWE Universe, the annoying couple saw fit to interrupt. The acclaimed actor was explaining his new movie, “Real Steel,” in which he plays a promoter who guides an underdog competitor in a world of fighting robots, when Dolph and Vickie intruded. The pair insulted Jackman, prompting the actor to challenge them: He would find WWE’s biggest underdog and guide him to victory over the U.S. Champion later in the evening. Challenge accepted!
Alberto Del Rio def. John Morrison (WATCH | PHOTOS) Still fuming from the news that he must compete in a Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, Alberto Del Rio looked ready to steamroll any and all comers. Unfortunately for John Morrison, he found himself directly in Del Rio’s path. The furious Mexican allowed Morrison no quarter in their singles match, neutralizing JoMo’s high-energy assault and snapping on the cross armbreaker for the win. And, perhaps more importantly to The Mexican Aristocrat, sending a message to his Hell in a Cell opponents, WWE Champion John Cena and CM Punk.
WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom, Sheamus & Justin Gabriel def. Christian, Wade Barrett, David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite Christian’s campaign to get “one more match” for the World Heavyweight Title, the leader of the Peeps wasn’t doing too much talking tonight. After taking Sheamus’ Brogue Kick to the face at Night of Champions, Christian teamed with Wade Barrett, David Otunga & Michael McGillicutty to battle The Celtic Warrior, WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom & Justin Gabriel in an Eight-Man Tag Team Match. With animosity ricocheting off the ring ropes, the respective squads went after one another with hatred and zeal. In the end, it would be Sheamus who looked dominant as he secured the victory for his team.
Triple H announced WWE Champion John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk in a Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match, promised to fire someone (WATCH | PHOTOS) Triple H was steamed. Less than 24 hours earlier, at Night of Champions, WWE’s Chief Operating Officer competed against CM Punk. Although he prevailed in the bout and retained his position as COO, The Game was nonetheless furious about how it all went down. Not only did The Miz & R-Truth attempt to interfere in the bout, an already terminated Kevin Nash marched through the crowd and amubushed both men.
Perhaps feeling badly about how events transpired the night before, Triple H informed his now respected rival, Punk, that he was being included in a Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match against newly crowned WWE Champion John Cena and Alberto Del Rio.
The Voice of the Voiceless appeared pleased to hear he would receive a title opportunity in two weeks, but he was hardly finished making a statement. He began to expound on who he thought was behind the odd incidents of the previous several weeks.
Before Punk could reveal the full extent of his hypothesis, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, John Laurinaitis emerged. The Second City Savior then explained that he felt the Executive VP was the mastermind behind the shenanigans. When The Game asked Laurinaitis if Punk was telling the truth, however, Laurinaitis appeared evasive. When Executive VP attempted to fire the anti-establishment Superstar, Triple H immediately reversed the decision. WWE’s COO did insist, however, that by the end of the night someone would be fired.
Matt Hardy's Girlfriend Arrested: Reckless Driving Posted by Dave Mitchell on 09/19/2011 at 03:38 PM
(source: Wrestling Globe Newsletter)
Rebecca Reyes (a/k/a Reby Sky), the 25-year-old girlfriend of Matt Hardy, was recently arrested and charged with reckless driving, reckless endangering, and speeding charges.
Reyes, who hosts Lucha Libre USA on MTV2, is scheduled to appear in court on November 2 in Carthage, North Carolina.
This is not the former Playboy model's first run-in with the law as in 2008, she was sentenced to 12 months' probation, a $500 fine and 48 hours of community service after resisting arrest when she was pulled over for a broken tail light in December 2007 in Tampa, Florida. While the officer was writing her ticket, Reyes got out of her truck, and refused to get back in when asked, instead allegedly accosting the officer who had pulled her over and another that had arrived on the scene. When Reyes attempted to turn the confrontation physical, she was thrown to the ground and arrested.
Reyes denied the report on Twitter:
“So now there’s a rumor that I was arrested this week?” she wrote. “Hold on, let me double check… No. I got a speeding ticket rushing to the hospital to get Matt earlier this week. That’s it. God, you people are insane.”
The Wrestling Globe Newsletter had this response:
“They don't take you to court for just a speeding tix. She's been charged with reckless driving/endangering & speeding. Reckless driving is a criminal charge in North Carolina. Our info came from NC Court System which isn't rumor.”
Kevin Nash Hurt at WWE's Night of Champions PPV? Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/19/2011 at 10:33 AM
- After Triple H decked Kevin Nash with a sledgehammer in the main event at Night of Champions, Michael Cole, who had lost his voice, was seen writing something on a piece of paper and showing it to Jerry Lawler. Lawler then showed the paper to members of the WWE crew who then ran to the backstage area.
After the main event, Nash stayed on the floor until someone came from the back to tend to him. The "X" symbol was thrown up and other officials came to check on Nash, even Jerry Lawler. Nash finally staggered to his feet and was helped to the back by officials.
News on the NOC Title Changes, Dark Match Result Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/19/2011 at 10:31 AM
- Daniel Bryan defeated Heath Slater in the dark match before last night's WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view in Buffalo, New York.
- John Cena became a 10-time WWE Champion by defeating Alberto Del Rio at last night's pay-per-view. Cena's 10th reign as WWE Champion is a record. Triple H is below him with 8 reigns as WWE Champion. Del Rio held the title for just 35 days.
- Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton at Night of Champions to become the new World Heavyweight Champion. Henry has held the ECW Title and the European Title in the past but this is is first major singles title.
According to the PostandCourier.com TNA legend Ric Flair suffered a broken bursa sac in his left elbow during his match with Sting. Flair told PostandCourier.com reporter Mike Mooneyham
It was brutal, I thought I had broken my arm on that spot. I don't know how I did it either. Sting put me down flat on that superplex, but somehow I hit something. It broke the bursa sack in my elbow. But at that moment I was sure I had broken my arm in half.
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne def. The Miz & R-Truth by Disqualification
Event: WWE Night Of Champions Pay-Per-View Airdate: Sunday, September 18th, 2011 (Pay-Per-View) Location: The First Niagara Bank Arena in Buffalo, New York
WWE Night of Champions Opener:
We open the show with a video package that highlights the Night of Champions theme of tonight’s PPV. We also get a good look at the match coming up later between CM Punk and Triple H.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the PPV. I have to say, the stage looks great. Cole is on commentary tonight with Booker T and Jerry Lawler. Booker and Lawler talk about the Championship matches happening tonight, and tease that there might be a new COO before the end of the night. It looks like the Tag belts will be opening the show as Miz makes his way out, followed by R-Truth.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match - Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz & R-Truth
Miz tells the fans in attendance to listen to the remix of Truth’s song, and he and Truth make their way down to the ring singing ‘You Suck’ the whole way down. Truth and Miz do some goofy posing, and make me hope this tag team will be short-lived.
Bourne makes his way out next, followed shortly after by Kingston and the champs make their way to the ring, where they flaunt their belts in front of the challengers and hold them up for the fans.
The bell rings and it looks like Miz and Kingston will be starting things off. Both men lock up and Miz pushes Kingston into the corner, breaking with a head butt. Kofi comes right back with a big right forearm that’s good for a two count. Bourne tags in and goes right to the top. Kofi holds Miz up and Bourne hits a double stomp to Miz’s midsection. Bourne hits Miz with a nasty kick and tags out. Bourne goes to hands and knees and Kofi jumps off his back to hit Miz hard. Miz tags out to Truth who comes in and eats a hip toss. Kofi tags out and helps Bourne hit a hurricarana on Truth before they hit a double dropkick on Miz. Both men go to the top rope and leap out on top of Miz and Truth to a big pop.
Bourne gets a near fall back in the ring, but Truth is quick to come back, laying in with a series of punches to the face. Truth chokes Evan against the middle rope, the distracts the ref so Miz can score a kick to the face, leading to another near fall. Truth hits a big right hand before tagging out to Miz. Miz comes in and runs right into Bourne with a kick to the head that’s good for another near fall. Miz locks in a rear chin lock, but Bourne fights it off right away, kicking out of it, but Bourne goes for a dropkick and Miz avoids it, scoring another two count. Miz tags out to Truth and both men hit a shoulderblock, taking Bourne to the mat for a two count for Truth.
Truth locks in a front face lock but Bourne fights it off with a northern lights suplex and both men are down. Bourne crawls toward Kofi and Truth makes the tag, allowing Miz to come in and prevent the tag. Miz lays in with rights to Bourne’s head. Miz kicks at Bourne’s midsection, but Bourne fights back with punches and kicks to Miz. Miz tries for the SCF, but Bourne reverses and scores a tag. Kingston comes in as a house of fire and takes it to Miz. Kingston scores with the boom drop after hitting a big dropkick. Kofi gets the crowd behind him and avoids an ambush from Truth, and hits the SOS on Miz for a near fall.
Truth distracts Kingston and Miz spikes Kofi down into the canvas face first but Kofi is able to kick out at two. Even though there’s no tag Bourne comes in to the match with double knees to Miz’s chest and takes it to Miz, but Miz hits him with a big kick. Bourne rolls up Miz for two and hits Miz and Truth with big kicks. Bourne goes to the top and goes for the shooting star press but Miz moves and Bourne lands on his feet. Miz scores with a sick DDT but Kofi breaks up the pin. Truth makes the tag but the ref doesn’t see it and argues with the ref. Miz hits the SCF and goes for the pin, but the distraction allows Bourne to kick out.
Both Miz and Truth look upset. Miz argues with the ref and shoves him to the mat. The ref calls for the bell.
Winners by DQ and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne
Following the match, Miz gets in the ref’s face again, and slaps him down to the mat. Truth pulls him away to calm him down, and picks the ref up, only to slap him across the face as well. Miz and Truth scream at the ref while he crawls from the ring.
Miz and Truth are shown walking backstage. They’re interrupted by Matt Striker who reminds them they may be fined. Truth says that wasn’t a ref, it was one of Triple H’s conspirators. Miz says they don’t care what Triple H thinks, and after tonight he may not be the COO.
Intercontinental Championship Match - Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Ted DiBiase
Cody Rhodes is the first man out to the ring with men in tow handing out paper bags. We also get a recap of the events that have led up to this match, including Dibiase disguising himself as a fan in a bag and attacking Rhodes.
Ted Dibiase is next out to the ring, and he gets a big of a reaction from the Buffalo crowd.
The bell rings and we’re ready to kick off this match. Both men lock up quickly but break just as quickly. Rhodes talks smack. Another lock up and this time Dibiase backs Rhodes up into the corner. Dibiase sends Rhode across the ring but gets a drop toe hold for his troubles. Dibiase and Rhodes wrestle on the mat for a bit, Dibiase scores a kick to the face and Rhodes backs up and tells the ref to hold Dibiase away. Rhodes kicks Dibiase in the gut, but Dibiase hits a short arm clothesline. Ted works over Cody’s arm, wrenching and twisting away.
Rhodes hangs Dibiase up in the ropes and kicks him in the gut but Dibiase responds with a beautiful dropkick. Dibiase fights with punches and Rhodes comes back with a slap. Rhodes surprises Dibiase with a knee to the gut that turns the tide. Rhodes goes to the second rope and leaps off with a kick to Dibiase’s head. Rhodes goes for the pin and gets a two count. Cody works over Ted’s midsection with repeated knees to the gut before slapping at his head and kicking at his stomach. Cody picks Ted up in a suplex and throws him out to the front.
Cody goes for a camel clutch but quickly modifies into working over Ted’s arm, wrenching away. Rhodes locks in a test of strength and Ted tosses him back, leading to both men needing to bridge to avoid a pin. Rhodes comes up right away and scores with stomps to Ted’s gut and chest. Dibiase avoids a charging Rhodes in the corner and slams the back of his neck down across his knee. Dibiase goes for a dropkick but Rhodes avoids it and Dibiase falls to the mat. Rhodes picks him up to his feet and locks in an abdominal lock.
Dibiase hits a hip toss to get out of the hold, but he walks right into a big dropkick from Rhodes, who goes for a cover and gets a two count. Rhodes steps around Dibiase’s arm and locks in a face lock, pulling back hard. Dibiase gets to his face and ights Rhodes off, but Rhodes comes back with a fist to the face. Dibiase responds with a clothesline, atomic drop, slap to the face, and running knee which is good for a two count of his own. Dibiase runs into Rhodes’ feet, but comes right back with a spinebuster, scoring a two count as a result.
Cody goes to the second rope again but when he comes off, Dibiase is waiting with a dropkick. Dibiase goes for the pin but Rhodes grabs the ropes to stop the count. Dibiase puts Rhodes on the top turnbuckle, but Rhodes fights back with head butts that knock Dibiase away. Dibiase runs right back to the corner and throws Rhodes off with a body slam. Dibiase rips Rhodes’ mask off and goes to hit him with it but Rhodes ducks it, rolls up Dibiase and grabs a hand full of tights for the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Cody Rhodes
In the Arena:
Christian’s music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring wearing street clothes.
Christian has a mic in hand and he looks out at the crowd. He says Night of Champions, Buffalo, New York. He fills the crowd in on what he’s been up to. He’s talked to Teddy Long and Triple H, and they’re too self absorbed to do the right thing, so he’ll do the right thing. He’s been in the business a long time, and racked up a lot of great matches that people will talk about for years to come, so he deserves one more match to become the World Champion, so he should get to face whoever wins the Henry/Orton match, immediately after the finish tonight. He takes a shot at Buffalo fans, telling them they’ve never won the Superbowl, they’ll probably never win the Superbowl, but he’s won it, twice. He’s a champion, this is the Night of Champions, and he wants everyone who feels his pain and joins his cause to stand up and say he deserves one more match. The crowd before to chant one more match as well, until they’re interrupted by Sheamus’ music.
Sheamus makes his way down to the ring, also wearing street clothes, and also with a mic. He says Christian’s right, this is the Night of Champions, not the night of the squinty eyed, crying, moaning, complaining little weasel. Sheamus has been a World Champion too and he’d give his Uncle Ferguson’s lucky green testicle to be here tonight. Christian says he’s got the testicles to stand up and tell the world he deserves one more match. Sheamus says he’s got a good point, and he’s sure his uncle would agree with him too. So if Sheamus can help Christian get a match, and he wins the title, he’ll have to give Sheamus the first match. Sheamus gets the crowd to chant one more match, but surprises Christian with a big bicycle kick, laying him out. Sheamus smiles and gets a big pop from the crowd.
United States Championship Fatal 4-Way Match - Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Alex Riley vs. Jack Swagger vs. John Morrison
The bell rings and all four men will be in at once for this one. Swagger and Morrison pair off and Ziggler and A-Ri pair off. Rlley takes out Ziggler with a clothesline before tossing him to the outside and turning to Swagger. Swagger takes Riley down with a big shoulder block and lays in with clubbing blows to the back. Riley slams Swagger down to the mat out of nowhere and gets a two count. Riley leaps over the top rope to try and get Ziggler but Dolph moves and Riley crashes into the ring steps. Morrison surprises Swagger out of nowhere with a big kick to the head, but Ziggler breaks up the cover. Morrison hits a dropsault, sending Ziggler from the ring and pinning Swagger for two. Morrison charges Swagger but ends up being hip tossed over the top rope.
Ziggler and Swagger talk amongst each other for a bit, but then turn against one another. Swagger man handles Ziggler, tossing him to the outside. Riley is able to surprise Swagger, almost scoring the pin, but he can’t muster the three count. Morrison is also able to surprise Ziggler with a kick to the face, but Ziggler kicks out at two and responds with a rocker dropper that’s good for a two count of his own. Ziggler sends Morrison into the ropes but eats a quick upper cut. Morrison sits Ziggler on the top rope and follows up. Morrison goes for a superplex but Ziggler fights it off and Morrison ends up in a tree of woe. Riley leaps over Morrison into the corner, but ends up German suplexed out by Morrison, who falls to the mat. Swagger is in and he tosses Ziggler from the top, and Ziggler rolls to the outside. It’s down to Swagger and Riley in the ring.
Morrison is in the ring and he takes it to both Riley and Swagger, almost scoring the pin on Riley. Morrison pulls Riley toward the corner and goes for the starship pain, but Riley counters by getting his knees up. Morrison falls right into Ziggler’s clutches in the sleeper hold. Swagger locks Riley in the ankle lock. Morrison falls to the outside of the ring and Riley kicks Swagger away, knocking him into Ziggler who falls to the outside. Riley DDT’s Swagger and goes for the pin but he only gets a two count.
Swagger backs Riley into the corner before locking in the ankle lock again. Morrison goes for a springboard kick but Swagger ducks it and hits a gutwrench powerbomb. Ziggler tosses Swagger away and steals the pin and the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE US Champion: Dolph Ziggler
Josh Matthews is backstage with Mark Henry. Matthews says Henry has had opportunities in the past, but maybe he can’t win the big one. Henry says he has 15 years of frustration built up, and he’ll take it out on Orton, and as far as Matthews, he wants him to come out and interview the new World Champion.
Vickie Guerrero is shown celebrating backstage. She says tonight she saw her future. The US Champion works for her. Swagger wants to work for her. Other superstars want to work for her. Things are happening. If Triple H has to step down tonight she knows she’ll make a great COO. She ends up kissing Matt Striker before leaving.
World Heavyweight Championship Match - Randy Orton (c) vs. Mark Henry
The bell rings and both men circle each other slowly before locking up. Henry casually tosses Orton into the corner, but Orton comes back with a series of right hands. Orton ducks punches from Henry and kicks away at Henry’s legs, taking him down to the mat. Orton continues the assault, kicking away at Henry’s joints, but Henry gets right up to his feet, charging Orton. Orton sidesteps Henry and tosses him to the outside and Henry is furious. He makes his way back into the ring and gets Orton in press position. Orton fights out and tries for the RKO but Henry pushes him away and hits a big kick to the face.
Henry sends Orton corner to corner before hitting a big splash. Henry goes for the world’s strongest slam but Orton leaps over Henry and behind him, locking in the sleeper hold. Henry falls back into the corner to crush Orton and force the break. Orton gets on the turnbuckle and lays in with punches, but Henry turns around and hits a giant right hand that knocks Orton down to the arena floor.
Henry follows to the outside and beats on Orton before slamming him back first into the ring apron. Henry sends Orton back into the ring and follows, hitting an immediate head butt that sends Orton to the mat. Henry goes to the outside and grabs Orton’s chin and feet, wrapping him around the ring post and pulling back hard. Henry pushes Orton back into the middle of the ring and follows. Henry stands on Orton’s back, crushing him, before slamming him to the mat and hitting a running slam, but Orton is able to kick out at two.
Henry takes Orton into the corner and buries his shoulder in Orton’s midsection before sending him down to the mat and hitting a big elbow drop. Henry goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Henry kicks Orton’s chest and follows up with a big clothesline. Henry puts his hand around Orton’s throat and talks smack until the ref’s count forces him to break. Orton begins to fights back with punches, kicks and uppercuts. He backs Henry up until Henry hits a head butt. Henry goes for a splash but Orton moves out of the way. Henry goes to the corner and Orton mounts him laying in with a series of punches until he’s pulled away by the ref twice. Orton hits a clothesline, then another, but Henry is still up. Orton hits a dropkick that sends Henry to the mat, but Henry rolls to the apron. Orton grabs him, but Henry fights him off with a head butt and lays him out with a clothesline.
Henry hits the World’s strongest slam but Orton is able to kick out at two. Henry drags Orton to the corner and goes for the Vader bomb, but Orton gets his feet up into Henry’s face. Orton is a house of fire and he actually hits a beautiful DDT. Orton psychs himself up but Henry rolls to the apron. Orton plants Henry with the rope assisted DDT, but when Orton goes for the cover Henry is able to grab on to the rope.
Orton stands over Henry but Henry pulls him down into the middle rope hard before kicking away at him repeatedly. Orton’s knee is hurt, but he goes for the RKO, only to have Henry push him away. Henry hits the World’s strongest slam again, and goes for the pin, getting the three count.
Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: Mark Henry
After the match, Matt Striker comes in the ring and congratulates Henry. Henry grabs the microphone and says Striker didn’t believe. Henry tells the crowd to don’t start cheering because they all are doubters and haters too. Henry welcomes us all to the Hall of Pain as the crowd boo’s him. Henry says this is his moment and he’s not sharing it with anyone. He will be the most dominant champion of all-time and is taking on all comers, he says. Henry isn’t running from anyone and will never, ever lose the title. Henry drops the mic and leaves with the World Title as we go to replays. Henry runs his mouth to fans as he heads to the back and welcomes us to the Mark Henry Era.
Alberto Del Rio is shown walking backstage with Ricardo and Johnny Ace. Lauranitis and Del Rio argue, and Del Rio says after he beats Cena tonight, he better get the respect he deserves. Ace wishes Del Rio good luck, and also wishes Punk good luck. Punk says that almost sounds sincere. Ace says when he says good luck, he means it. Punk says, ‘like best of luck in your future endeavors?’ before walking away.
Divas Championship Match - Kelly Kelly (c) vs. Beth Phoenix
Kelly Kelly is out first, with Eve in tow, and she gets a heel reaction from Beth’s hometown crowd as she makes he way to the ring. The challenger makes her way out with Natalya, and she gets a huge pop from the Buffalo crowd. Beth looks really happy, and even cracks a smile on her way into the ring, going as far as playing to the crowd.
The bell rings and Beth backs Kelly right into the ropes. Kelly locks in a headlock but Beth throws her into the ropes and hits a shoulder block, only to miss an elbow. Phoenix goes for a hip toss but Kelly lands on her feet. Kelly grabs Beth’s arm and goes to the top, scoring a hurricarana, but Beth is able to kick out of a pin. Kelly wraps her legs around Beth’s throat, but breaks before five. Kelly goes to the top rope and leaps off but Beth catches her and puts her over her knee, spanking her repeatedly, before simply kicking her in the stomach. Beth goes for the pin but she’s only able to get two.
Beth chokes Kelly against the middle rope before sling shotting her into the bottom rope. Beth goes for a pin but she’s only able to get two. Beth sends Kelly into the ropes but Kelly is able to come up with a bulldog out of nowhere. Natalya pulls Beth to the outside and Eve comes over to attack Natalya. Beth pulls Eve off by her hair, slamming her head into the floor hard. Back in the ring Kelly scores a couple of quick surprise roll ups, but Beth kicks out at two. Beth is able to come up with a big clothesline that takes Kelly down. Beth picks Kelly up and sits her on the top turnbuckle, hitting her with a big right hand. Beth climbs up after her, and connects with a big superplex.
Kelly isn’t moving and Beth is slow to move over her for the cover, but Kelly kicks out at two. Beth makes her way up to her feet on wobbly legs, picking Kelly up and going for the glam slam, but Kelly counters into a roll up, getting the three count. And this crowd is not happy.
Winner and STILL WWE Diva’s Champion: Kelly Kelly
After the match, Kelly leaves all smiles with Eve as it looks like Beth is about to cry in the ring. We go to replays.
WWE Championship Match - Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. John Cena
We get a neat little video package hyping the WWE title as Del Rio’s destiny, that incorporates the events that have led up to this match. It’s a cool little piece of work from the WWE video editors.
Ricardo Rodriguez is out to make the introduction for the Champion, who is the first man to make his way out to the ring. Del Rio doesn’t even both with a car, walking out of the main entrance out to the ring. Del Rio doesn’t look happy getting into the ring and asking Ricardo where his key is. An engine can be heard revving and Cena’s music hits. Cena drives into the arena in a Ferrari, getting out and running down to the ring. Del Rio looks flustered outside of the ring.
We get formal ring introductions from Justin Roberts, but they’re interrupted as Del Rio grabs the mic out of his hands. He says he doesn’t want to hear his horrible voice with his horrible English accent. Del Rio calls in Ricardo to do his introductions, instructing him to do it the right way, in Spanish. Ricardo performs a special ring introduction for Del Rio, handing the mic back to Roberts. Cena grabs the mic from Roberts and says what he hates worst about Del Rio is he honestly thinks he’s in a different class. Thinks he can drive fancy cars, well Cena stole his car. And Cena may not have his own ring announcer, but he’ll give it a shot. Cena give his own ring introduction, poking a little fun at himself, referencing the Rock, and calling out Del Rio, before handing off the mic and having Roberts introduce him officially.
The bell rings and Cena takes Del Rio over with a side head lock. Cena pushes Del Rio down to the mat and he goes into the ropes immediately. The crowd doesn’t seem to be too into either man. Del Rio locks in a head lock but Cena sends him into the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Del Rio retreats into the rope. Cena and Del Rio circle each other and Del Rio strikes with punches and kicks, laying into Cena while he’s laid out on the mat. Del Rio sends Cena into the ropes and gets a shoulder block. Cena sends Del Rio corner to corner and hits a facebuster but he’s tripped by Ricardo. Ricardo’s thrown out by the ref, and neither he nor Del Rio look too happy about it.
Cena hits a series of punches, but Del Rio avoids a charging Cena and hits him with a running kick to the back in the corner. Cena falls to the outside and Del Rio follows, slamming him back first into the announcer’s table. Del Rio sends Cena back into the ring and goes up to the top rope, jumping off with some sort of weird strike before locking in a rear chin lock. Cena fights up to his feet and breaks the hold hitting a gut wrench suplex as well that’s good for a two count. Cena slams Del Rio’s head into the corner before sending him across the ring and following up with a fisherman suplex. Cena shoulder’s Del Rio, but Del Rio hits an arm breaker and goes for the pin, but Cena’s too close to the ropes.
Del Rio kicks Cena hard in the face, and he goes for another cover but he still can’t get three. Del Rio grabs Cena’s arm and punches away at his midsection. Del Rio locks in a rear chin lock, planting his knee in Cena’s back for leverage. Cena fights up to his feet and slams Del Rio to the mat with a sloppy suplex.
Both men are slow to their feet, and when they get up they both hit clotheslines. Both are slow to get up again, but when they do Del Rio hits Cena with a kick that sends him to the apron. Cena hangs Del Rio up on the top rope, but Del Rioe comes right back with a clothesline that scores another two count. Del Rio goes hang Cena up against the middle rope, but Cena moves and Del Rio slides through the ropes to the outside where he falls to the floor hard. Del Rio gets back to the apron and he’s suplexed back into the ring by Cena.
Cena hits a couple of shoulder blocks, a belly to back suplex, and five knuckle shuffle, but when he goes for the AA, Del Rio counters into a back cracker that’s good for a two count. Cena kicks Del Rio in the stomach and sends him into the corner, following up with a dropkick and a pin for a two count. Cena goes up to the top, but he’s caught with a kick to the side of the head that sends him crashing down to the mat. Del Rio pins Cena for another two count.
Del Rio goes for a kick and Cena avoids it. Cena tries for the STF, but Del Rio fights it off and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio takes Cena to the corner and kicks away at him, wearing him down. Del Rio places Cena on the top turnbuckle, facing away, and pulls him down into a tree of woe. Del Rio goes for a spear, but Cena gets up and Del Rio’s shoulder connects with the ring post. Del Rio struggles as Cena gets to his feet on the top rope. Cena comes off with a leg drop from the top rope but Del Rio still kicks out at two.
Cena goes for the AA but Del Rio counters with a German suplex, bridging into a pin for a two count. Del Rio pulls Cena over toward the corner and stomps away at him. Del Rio slowly makes his way to the top turnbuckle and leaps off with a big back senton, but Cena is still able to kick out at two. Del Rio can’t believe it. Del Rio locks in the cross arm breaker, and Cena struggles against it. Cena stands to his feet, pulling Del Rio up while still locked in the hold, and he slams Del Rio down to break it up. Ricardo is back down, but he’s caught by Cena and slammed headfirst into a turnbuckle. Cena turns back to Del Rio and locks in the STF cranking away hard. Del Rio is finally forced to tap out, and this one is over.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: John Cena
Following the match, Cena celebrates in front of the fans, tossing out some of his wrist bands, and jawing a little bit with Lawler and Booker T.
- Just a quick note I’d like to point out as a fan of good commentary, Michael Cole is losing his voice!
No Disqualification Match If CM Punk wins, Triple H resigns as COO of WWE - Triple H vs. CM Punk
We get a video package that highlights the animosity that’s been building between these two men over the past few months, including the tensions added by Kevin Nash to the proceedings.
Cult of Personality hits, and the crowd pops as CM Punk makes his way out to the entrance ramp, and toward the ring. It’s also worth noting here that Punk is wearing an awesome ice cream bar shirt with his figure on it. I’m not sure if it’s new, but it’s definitely awesome.
The strains of Motorhead hit, and the crowd pops as Triple H makes his way out for his first match since WrestleMania.
Punk attacks Hunter from behind while he’s spitting water during his entrance and Hunter falls to the floor. Punk follows out and beats on him for a bit before launching him over the barricade into the time keeper’s area. Punk begins taking apart the announcer’s table, but he’s attacked from behind by Hunter who takes it to him by launching him into the barricade, then sending him over the announce table. Hunter mounts Punk and lays into him with punches before taking him up on the announce table. Hunter teases the pedigree and Punk counters into G2S position but when Hunter counters Punk scurries into the ring.
Hunter looks disappointed but he makes his way into the ring. In the ring Hunter and Punk trade blows with Punk backing Hunter into the corner. Hunter turns it around, beating on him before sending him across the ring and trying for the pedigree. Punk backs Hunter into the corner and buries his shoulder in Hunter’s midsection repeatedly. Punk sends Hunter across the ring and goes for the running high knee but Hunter ducks it and Punk connects with the turnbuckle before falling to the outside. Hunter follows and slams Punk’s head into the barricade before taking Punk to the corner and slamming his knee into the ring steps and post, hard.
Punk and Hunter continue to brawl on the outside and Punk sends Hunter into the barricade before setting him up against the ring post and hitting the running high knee there instead. Hunter comes back by launching Punk over the barricade into the crowd. Hunter stands on the barricade and leaps out into the crowd, hitting Punk with a flying forearm. Hunter grabs Punk around the throat and hits a clubbing blow across Punk’s chest. Hunter just goes to work on Punk, beating him over and over. Punk and Hunter fight through the crowd with Hunter chasing and beating Punk through the fans. Punk grabs a trash can and uses it to hit Hunter in the head before sending him over a free standing barricade, back toward the entrance way.
Punk beats on Hunter for a bit, but when he goes away and comes back, Hunter is able to catch his legs and slingshot him into some of the electronics set up by the entranceway. Hunter continues to work on Punk, but Punk back drops him over the electronics to the other side where it’s just the hard floor. Punk jumps on top of the electronics and leaps off with a flying forearm. Punk picks up a couple of sand bags and throws them at Hunter hard before taking him by the head and ramming him into the entranceway set. Punk and Hunter then take their fight up the ramp toward the ring.
Punk sends Hunter back into the ring, but grabs a chair on his way back in. Punk lays in with a hard shot across the Game’s back, going for a pin and getting a two count. Punk wedges the chair in between the middle and top rope. Punk lays in with knees to Hunter’s stomach. Hunter hits a spinebuster and goes for the pin, but Punk is able to kick out. Hunter launches Punk into the chair wedged into the ropes, and Punk goes to the outside. Hunter slowly makes his way to the floor, walking over to Punk. Hunter kicks out Punk’s leg right out from underneath. Hunter picks Punk up and sends him into the ring, grabbing his leg and wrapping it around the ring post.
Hunter grabs a chair and uses it to hit Punk in the knee while his leg is still wrapped around the ring post. Punk screams in pain and drops to the floor. Hunter gives Punk the crotch chop. Hunter grabs Punk’s leg, but Punk kicks Hunter away, sending him head first into the ring steps. Hunter takes apart the Spanish announce table and grabs a monitor but he turns right around into a kick to the head from Punk that lays him out on the table. Punk goes to the top rope, and leaps off with a Macho Man style flying elbow that takes both he and Hunter through the table.
Both men are slow to get to their feet, and they struggle to make their way into the ring. Miz and R-Truth run down to the ring, and Miz begins attacking Hunter while Truth beats down Punk. The ref doesn’t do much of anything since it’s No DQ. Miz hits Hunter with the SCF and Truth puts down Punk. They drag Punk on top of Hunter for the pin and force the ref to count, but Hunter kicks out at two.
Miz argues with the ref, shoving him. The ref blocks a punch from Miz and delivers one of his own, but he’s jumped from behind by R-Truth and the numbers are too much for him to deal with. Miz and Truth continue to double team the ref, sending him out to the arena floor. Lauranitis walks out and calls for help. Punk and Hunter are up and they take out Truth and Miz respectively. Punk turns around and eats a pedigree from Triple H. A ref runs down to the ring, but Lauranitis stops the ref and has him tend to his fallen co-worker. Hunter makes his way back into the ring and Punk hits a G2S. Punk pins Hunter and the ref goes to count it but it’s broken up by Truth. Punk goes to the outside and lays out Truth by hitting him with the G2S.
Punk springs back into the ring where he’s met by a pedigree, but Punk is able to kick out of the pin attempt. Ace is shown texting and Nash walks in from the crowd. Nash takes it to Hunter, putting his knee into his stomach repeatedly and going for the jackknife powerbomb, but it’s interrupted by Punk. Nash responds by hitting Punk with the jackknife powerbomb instead. Hunter has rolled to the outside and Nash follows, laying Hunter out with a running clothesline. When Nash turns around, he’s laid out from out of nowhere by Hunter who has a sledgehammer.
Hunter gets back into the ring and he connects with another pedigree, pinning Punk for the three count, and retaining his job.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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