•World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry def. The Great Khali •Jack Swagger def. WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne •Sin Cara def. Heath Slater •Divas Champion Kelly Kelly def. Natalya •Sheamus def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes by (Disqualification) (Intercontinental Title Match) •Zack Ryder def. JTG •Randy Orton vs. Christian (Double Count-out)
SmackDown Results: Orton's massive RKO served as a prelude to "Hell" By: Michael Burdick September 30, 2011 Tags: SmackDown, SmackDown: September 30, 2011 ST. LOUIS – Randy Orton delivered a devastating RKO to World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, gaining valuable momentum as he prepared to challenge The World’s Strongest Man in the Devil's Playground at WWE Hell in a Cell. Randy Orton vs. Christian ended in a Double Count-out (WATCH | PHOTOS) As soon as the heat grew too hot for Christian in an intense showdown with longtime adversary Randy Orton, he looked to make an early exit. WWE’s Apex Predator aggressively pursued the retreating Superstar up the ramp, igniting an onslaught that resulted in a double count-out. Though the bell sounded, the action was far from over.
When Orton attempted to execute another brutal post-match assault on his disgruntled opponent, Cody Rhodes emerged, inciting a double-team attack on the nine-time World Champion. That brought Sheamus charging to the ring, Brogue Kicking the Intercontinental Champion all the way to Sunday before chasing his WWE Hell in a Cell opponent Christian into the crowd. (MATCH PREVIEW)
With the war-torn Orton laying on the canvas, World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry steadily stomped his way to the ring. Avoiding Orton’s RKO, the massive Superstar blasted him with the World’s Strongest Slam. However, when Henry was climbing back into the ring after grabbing a steel chair – presumably ready to induct Orton into his Hall of Pain – The Viper struck, hitting The World’s Strongest Champion with an earth-shattering RKO that sent him crashing to the canvas!
Will Randy Orton reclaim the World Title from Mark Henry this Sunday at WWE Hell in Cell? (MATCH PREVIEW) Zack Ryder def. JTG (WATCH | PHOTOS) Four days after emerging victorious over Vickie Guerrero’s stable of Superstars in a Six-Man Tag Team Match on the Raw SuperShow, self-professed “Internet Champion” Zack Ryder scored an impressive win over JTG with an explosive “Rough Ryder” leg lariat. Woo woo woo! Sheamus def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes by Disqualification in an Intercontinental Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) After costing Sheamus the Intercontinental Title in a 10-Man Battle Royal on Raw, the cunning Christian again struck at the heart of The Celtic Warrior’s bid for glory, attacking The Great White as he was putting Cody Rhodes away with the Celtic Cross. Though Sheamus would walk away with a win over the champion by disqualification, it would be without Rhodes’ illustrious title in his grasp. John Laurinaitis held a controversial meeting (WATCH) WWE's Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis raised the collective suspicion of the WWE Universe when he met with several unhappy WWE Superstars during SmackDown. Later, he came face-to-face with WWE COO Triple H, insisting that his loyalties remained with him. (WATCH) Divas Champion Kelly Kelly def. Natalya (WATCH | PHOTOS) With Beth Phoenix on commentary, Kelly Kelly used her considerable athletic ability to overcome the formidable Natalya. Moments later, The Glamazon attacked the Divas Champion from behind, setting up her third-generation cohort to lock the blonde bombshell in an excruciating submission maneuver. As Kelly Kelly screamed in pain, The Fabulous Firebird made it clear to the WWE Universe that she planned to take the “Butterfly Title” away from the “undeserving Barbie doll” this Sunday at WWE Hell in a Cell. (MATCH PREVIEW) Sin Cara def. Heath Slater (WATCH | PHOTOS) Flying from the top rope, one of WWE's two Sin Caras defeated Heath Slater. Immediately after the match, however, the second Sin Cara appeared on the TitanTron. Ripping off his blue mask to reveal a black and silver one underneath, he made the shocking claim that the masked Superstar in the ring had once stolen his identity! He then declared that their showdown this Sunday at WWE Hell in a Cell will decide who has the right to be called Sin Cara. (MATCH PREVIEW) Jack Swagger def. WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne (WATCH | PHOTOS) The disorder created by Vickie Guerrero and United States Champion Dolph Ziggler at ringside gave Jack Swagger a clear advantage over Evan Bourne – even with his fellow WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston at his partner's side. With the referee caught up in the bedlam, The Queen of Cougardom pushed Bourne from the top rope as he was attempting the Shooting Star Press, allowing her All-American American client to cinch in the dreaded ankle lock for the victory.
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry def. The Great Khali (WATCH | PHOTOS) After a tense moment during an interview with Booker T, World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry informed the WWE Universe that he will not just defeat Randy Orton at WWE Hell in a Cell this Sunday, but would also end his career. (MATCH PREVIEW)
Henry then put the exclamation point on his bold statement, triumphing over The Great Khali in dominant fashion with The World’s Strongest Slam. After the bell, the carnage continued, as Henry officially inducted The Punjabi Nightmare into his Hall of Pain. Trapping the giant’s leg in a chair, the massive champion dropped himself off the turnbuckle with enough force to send Khali away on a stretcher.
-- WWE removed Gail Kim's bio from their company website Friday, which would indicate that she has officially parted ways with the organization.
On August 5, Gail Kim announced on Twitter that she quit the promotion following a brief appearance on the August 1 Raw. She later indicated that WWE did not grant her release, instead forcing her to stay with the promotion for the remainder of her contract.
Kim wrote the following on Twitter this afternoon regarding the website edit: "Yeah I guess they're slow. Cuffs shouldve been off last week."
Austin Says Del Rio Not Ready To Be Champion Posted by Dave Mitchell on 09/30/2011 at 12:56 PM
During an interview with Patrick Lennon of the UK's Daily Star, WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin had some criticism for Alberto Del Rio - saying he's not ready to be WWE champion just yet.
"Well I don’t think Del Rio is ready to carry that belt. It’s ok for a short period of time, give him his first mini title run and try to groom him. He’s still got another year or two to go before he learns the US system.
He’s a good looking kid and I know he’s been around Mexico and MMA."
Despite the fact that many WWE fans are sick of John Cena as the face of WWE, Steve Austin says Cena is the most polished performer in WWE and right man for the job.
“When I look at that company right now, John Cena is the guy who anchors it all. Some people get mad because they feel like WWE shove it down your throat, but he’s the main guy! Whether you love to hate him or you love to love him - you gotta respect him.
“I have a lot of respect for John - he’s been carrying the company for several years and he comes into work every day with a smile on his face and does all the promotional work and never complains."
Austin put over John Cena's track record of great matches and says he's probably got several more years in him on top:
“I tell you John Cena has had some great matches with some great guys - sometimes his body of work gets overlooked, the guy has proven himself over and over again. I call a spade a spade and John has done a tremendous job and he’s got a few years left yet. He’ll keep riding that lightening bolt."
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Impact Wrestling Results (9/29/11) - Hogan Gives His Notice! Written by Alex Barie on Sep 29, 2011 - 11:04:45 PM
Impact Wrestling Results - 9/29/2011 From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
TNA's Impact Wrestling starts off with a video package of the feud between Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode. It shows Roode facing off against different members of Fortune, which was set up by Kurt Angle. It changes directions smoothly as Daniels refuses to face Roode, but he still wants to talk about AJ Styles. Styles comes out and they go after each other. It switches to James Storm. He comes out and represents Roode as he faced Kurt last week. That was the main event last week. It ends with Roode holding up the TNA World Title!
The video ends and the camera shows the Impact Zone! Just then, Sting's music hits and here comes The Icon....the insane one! Sting comes on stage and the crowd goes crazy. He makes his way down the ramp and gets in the ring. He grabs a mic and begins to speak. He says he stood in the ring not too long ago and put over Kurt Angle. He believed everything he said. Since then, Hogan brainwashed Kurt. Kurt is now the mastermind as he is trying to turn Fortune against each other. Sting says he is going to foil Angle's plan though. He calls out Bobby Roode! After the fans chant, "Bobby, Bobby", the #1 contender for the TNA World Title walks down the ramp. The crowd cheers for him. Sting welcomes him in the ring. Sting tells Roode that he has done everything he has done to get to where he is. He then says that he believes Roode can beat Kurt Angle for the title at Bound for Glory. Sting says he knows he can do it. Roode has been fighting for this spot for 13 years. Sting calls Roode a championship caliber star. Bobby can't get Kurt in his head though. He needs to be focused and ready to go and he needs to show everyone that. Roode gets on the mic and states that the past few weeks have been amazing. He says all of the support from everyone is overwhelming. He is grateful for what Sting said. Roode states he has been in the business for 13 years, but Sting has been in it longer.....but he knows what Kurt is trying to do. Roode promises everyone, including himself, he will walk out the next TNA World Champion! Sting gets excited as he jumps up and down. Roode still wants to talk though. Roode wants Sting to promise him that he will take care of Hogan. If they can both take care of Kurt and Hogan, then the company will finally get back to where it belongs. Sting likes the idea of that! But, AJ Styles' music his and here he comes! He marches his way down the ramp and quickly gets in the ring.
He gets a mic and tells Roode to take every opportunity he gets and make the best out of it. Styles hasn't had a title shot for a long time......so he tells Roode to beat Kurt!! If he doesn't, no one will know how long it would be to get another title shot.
Kurt Angle's music plays and here comes the champion. He gets on stage as he has a mic in his hand. He tells Styles that this is why he made the match-up for tonight, which is Roode vs. Styles. Kurt switches gears to Sting as he says that Sting will not get the company back as he says the past owner treated him miserably. He switches to AJ again and tells AJ that he knows the only thing he wants is a title shot.
Hulk Hogan opens a door as he enters the Impact Zone. He looks around and then puts on his sunglasses as he continues walking.
Mike Tenay and Taz are shown on camera as Austin Aries, the X-Division Champion, is sitting at
Brian's music hits and he dances his way down to the ring.
Jesse Sorensen vs. Kid Kash vs. Zema Ion vs. Brian Kendrick vs. Alex Shelley in a Ladder Match to determine the #1 Contender for the X-Division Title
The match begins and everyone goes after everyone. Brian goes after Ion, which lead to the outside. Ion throws Brian back, which makes him go right into the steps or guard rail. Alex Shelley knocks his opponent out of the ring and then Alex leaves. Kid Kash and Jesse are in the ring. Jesse brings a ladder in the ring, but Kash grabs Jesse and hits a DDT right on the ladder. Kid sets up the ladder and goes to climb, but Brian comes in and knocks Kid down via. dropkick. Ion comes in and knocks Brian off the ladder and tosses him out of the ring. Ion now climbs, but Alex enters and takes Ion down and then sends him face first into the ladder. Alex then goes for a super kick, but Ion moves and Alex kicks the ladder. Alex gets pushed in the corner. Ion runs to him, but Alex lifts him up. Ion then jumps on the corner and does a great moonsault on Brian on the outside. Jesse and Kash are down on in the ring as Alex climbs the ladder. Just then, Ion jumps on the top rope and does a missile dropkick to Alex, which sends him off the ladder. Ion and Kash go after each other now. Ion sets up the ladder in the corner and gives Kash a hip toss, which makes him land back first on the ladder. Jesse goes after Ion and drives Ion face first into the ladder. Jesse is the only one in the ring now! Jesse grabs the ladder and sets it up. He climbs, but Kash comes in with a chair. He smashes it to the back of Jesse and then slams him down on the mat. Kash climbs and is almost there, but Brian comes on the corner. He jumps and knocks Kash down. As Brian climbs, so does Alex. Kash then tries to come back, but Brian grabs it quickly to pick up the win. Austin comes down the ramp and is furious over Brian winning. Winner: Brian Kendrick
Kazarian is backstage as he states he has mixed emotions right now. He has two of his best friends facing each other. Just then, Karen's voice is heard. She comes into the room with Jeff Jarrett. Jeff tells Kazarian to get in the ring now as he has something to tell him. Jeff leaves and Karen goes up to Kaz. She tells him that he should have never messed with her.
Hogan is walking backstage as they hype up his announcement tonight.
Ric Flair is backstage as he is on his cell phone. He is starting to panic as the person tells him something he doesn't want to hear. He states that the person "can't be doing this". Ric is going over there right now, as he says. He goes through a door as he leaves the shot.
Jeff Jarrett's music plays as Karen comes to the ring with him. The crowd boos. They get in the ring and Jeff calls out Kazarian and his "girl". Kaz's music hits and both march down the ring. They both get in and they are right in the face of Jeff and Karen. Jeff introduces himself and then introduces the queen to the throne: Karen. Jeff says that he was the one who brought Kaz in this company. He then brings up when Kaz left and tried the competition company, but he didn't like it, so he came back and Jeff gave him his job back. Kaz left another time, but then wanted back in and Jeff gave him his job back AGAIN. Jeff turns to Traci Brooks and completely insults her. He then says he was the one who gave Brooks her job in the company. What does she do?....she insults his wife. He is not going to stand for that. He calls both of them B%tches and Kaz had enough. They about to attack, but officials come out and separate them. Jeff says he should just fire them. He then has another idea as he would make both of their lives a living hell. Well Kazarian doesn't like it one bit and Kaz reaches to attack Jeff. The officials hold them back, but Jeff goes after Kaz now. Out of nowhere, Gunner enters and grabs Kazarian. He puts him on his shoulders and then drops him down right on his face. Kaz bounces up and then lies on the mat. It looks like Jeff already started his plan.
The show returns and it shows a recap of last week's confrontation between Ink Inc. and Mexican America in the tattoo parlor.
Christy Hemme is shown in the ring as she introduces the next contest. Shannon comes down with Jesse. As they walk down the ramp, Mexican America comes behind them and knocks them down. Hernandez goes after Jesse as he whips him right into the steel steps. He then hits Jesse face first in the steps. Anarquia goes after Shannon More. Sarita and Rosita are helping Anarquia out as they slap the face of Shannon. Hernandez throws Jesse in the steps again. Sarita now helps Hernandez as she stomps and kicks Jesse. Anarquia brings Shannon in the ring and puts him flat on his back. Hernandez climbs the corner and flies in the air. He lands directly on Shannon for a huge splash. Hernandez goes up another corner as Anarquia plants Jesse flat on his back in the ring. Hernandez flies in the air and does another huge splash on Jesse this time. Sarita and Rosita enter and spray paint Jesse and Shannon's back. Mexican America then stand straight up as the Mexican flag comes down from the rafters. They got their revenge!
Bully Ray is backstage. The cameraman asks Bully if he knows what Hogan's announcement will be tonight. Bully says that is a stupid question as Hogan called Bully first when he thought of the announcement. Bully tells the camera guy to get out of the way before he slaps his face in.
James Storm is backstage as he answers the question, "Are you mad?" He states that he isn't mad. He is happy....he is happy for Roode. They are the best tag team around and he is happy that he is going to be the world champion. He wants everyone to see how great Roode is as he will beat Kurt Angle.
Ric Flair is right in front of Hogan as Hogan is sitting on his desk. Ric says this announcement is going to change the wrestling business forever. He tells Hogan to not to do it. Hogan says it's a done deal as he already decided. Ric says he can change his mind. He can't do it! Ric leaves the room as he can't believe this.
A video package plays as it all starts off with the firing of Tara which was around a year ago. It then shows her coming back to TNA as a mystery motorcycle girl as she was brought in by Madison Rayne. It then shows the confrontation between Tara and Madison growing. Tara is free from Madison, and now she gets her revenge.
Crimson is backstage as he is finally back from his injury that was caused by Samoa Joe. He walks around backstage as the camera changes to the stage.
Madison Rayne's music hits and she comes down the ramp as the crowd boos. After she is in the ring, Tara's music plays. She rides out on her motorcycle through the fans. She enters the ring and holds one half of the TNA Knockout Tag Team Titles.
Tara vs. Madison Rayne in the Queen's Qualifier
They lock-up and Tara backs Madison up in the corner. Earl comes between them to break the lock-up....but when Tara does, Madison goes to Earl and puts her hands all over his shoulders. She tries to flirt her way through this match. She locks up with Tara again and Tara works on the arm of Madison. Madison gets to the ropes and Tara has to break. Madison then calls for Earl. Madison gets up and Tara applies a headlock. She keeps it locked in for quite sometime. She takes her down multiple times and then both get to their feet, but the headlock is still applied. Earl the pushes Tara to break the hold. He yells at her. Madison thanks him and then holds on to him. Tara goes to punch Madison, but Earl thought she was going after him. He ducks and Madison hits Tara instead. Madison is now in control as she whips Tara in the corner. She then plants Tara's face in the mat multiple times. Throughout this time, she flirts with him. She moves her hand smoothly over his chest and shoulders. Madison and Tara both get up and Tara goes after Madison. Earl pushes Tara away. As he yells at her, Madison kicks Earl in the backside. Earl turns and had enough. He tells Tara to get her. Earl then leans on the ropes as Tara attacks Madison. Earl turns back around as there is a pinfall, but Madison pins Tara as she puts her feet on the ropes. Earl counts and Madison gets the win. Madison leaves the ring as she crawls up the ramp while Tara is upset as she whips her title belt in the ring ropes and then stands there to ponder what just went down. Winner: Madison Rayne
Crimson is walking backstage as he is coming to the ring next!
Daniels is backstage as he is walking through the halls. The camera man asks where he is going. He states that he doesn't have a match, so what's the point of being there. The camera man then asks about another match between him and AJ at Bound for Glory. Daniels states it's like kicking him in the groin.....but AJ knows exactly how that feels!
Crimson's music plays and he comes down the ring. He gets in the ring as a video shows how he was injured. He gets in the ring and calls out Samoa Joe as he wants to finish this. Samoa Joe does come out, but he stays on the stage. He tells Crimson that he is lucky because Joe allowed him to walk. He is lucky to come out to the fans to rave about his undefeated streak. The only reason why Joe allowed him is because he is Joe's b#tch. Crimson quickly leaves the ring as Joe runs down the ramp. They collide as Crimson takes down Joe on the ramp. Crimson goes after Joe more and more, but Joe gets to his feet. Crimson goes to kick Joe, but Joe grabs Crimson's leg and smashes it into the steel guard rail. His ankle was the reason why he was out, but now it looks like he could be out again. Joe brings Crimson in the ring and then applies the figure four leg lock as the pain continues through Crimson's body. Joe is not letting go. Just then, Matt Morgan's music plays and he runs and slides in the ring. Joe breaks the hold. They fight but Matt knocks Joe down. Joe is about to get up as Matt goes for his big boot, but Joe leaves just in time. Matt chases Joe up the ramp. Matt turns as Joe goes backstage. Matt goes to Crimson and extends his hand. Crimson hesitates, but then takes it as Matt helps him up. It looks like an alliance has formed to counteract the raging Samoa Joe. Matt leaves the ring as Crimson hobbles around.
AJ Styles is backstage and says this is important for Roode. This is to see if he can face and beat Kurt Angle. If he can beat AJ, then he can beat Kurt. AJ then states that he is not going to cut any flack for Roode.
Christy Hemme is shown in the ring as she announces the next contest. The Pope's music plays and he walks down the ramp. Money falls from the rafters with Pope's face on it. Pope goes to Devon's kids and they do a meet and greet with each other. The crowd cheers Pope on. After Pope is in the ring, Mr. Anderson's music his. He comes on stage and wants the mic to drop. It does. He introduces himself as "Mrrrrrrrrrr. Andersonnnn.........Anda-" and then goes to the ring.
The Pope vs. Mr. Anderson
The bell sounds and the match begins. They walk around the ring as the crowd is cheering for mostly Anderson. They lock-up and are almost even, but Anderson turns to apply an armlock. Pope then turns it for his own armlock Ken gets out of it and drops Pope down and then applies a head scissors. Pope escapees and both get up. Ken applies the headlock again. Pope sends Ken in the ropes and both go back and forth. Pope knocks Ken down with a shoulder block. They get up and Ken does an enzigiri to the back of the head. He covers Pope, but gets a two. Both get up and Pope takes control. He sends Ken outside. He goes outside and keeps the momentum. Ken tries to fight back, but Pope slams his face in the ring apron. Ken tries again as he whips Pope in the railing, but Pope stops. Pope turns around and gets closelined by Ken. Ken goes after Pope as he gets up by Devon's sons. Just then, they get in the face of Ken and then push him. Ken backs away as the referee tells him. Devon runs down and tries to set his sons straight. Ken is in the ring watching this whole thing. Just then, Bully Ray comes out from the crowd. He has a kendo stick as he hits Ken right in the back with it. Ken falls in pain as Bully slides out and runs away. Pope gets in after Devon settles his sons down. Pope covers Ken and gets the win. Winner: The Pope
Bobby Roode is backstage. He is sitting down. He says he is thinking about the world title, but he is also thinking of AJ as he needs to be focused on AJ. He needs to beat AJ and if he does, he knows he is his very best and he will be able to fight and beat Angle for the title. Nothing and no one is going to stop Roode to catching his dream.
Devon is backstage with Pope and his own kids. Devon is yelling at Pope. He asks him what he is doing. He says they need to be on the same page for once. Devon's sons try to talk, but he slams them down as he tells them to shut up. Devon tells Pope that everything is fine, but he wants some control. He tells Pope to not let this happen again! Devon pushes his kids to get out of the area.
A video package plays showing the life of Bobby Roode. It has his wife and children on it. Roode has been waiting his entire life for this moment. He talks about being a dad and then goes on to talk about Bound for Glory. Roode is working hard, training every day, and waiting for October 16th. Kurt has been in his shoes once as Kurt also fought for his first world title once. Roode says he will be in the best shape in his life at the PPV. October 16th: Kurt Angle vs. Bobby Roode at Bound for Glory! Roode calls it one for the ages!
The video ends and the camera cuts to the stage as AJ Styles' music plays. He comes on stage as sparks fly down. He gets in the ring and waits for his opponent. Bobby Roode comes out and the crowd cheers for him. They also cheered for Styles when he walked to the ring. Roode gets in the ring. Jeremy Borash is in the ring as he introduces the main event match.
AJ Stlyes vs. Bobby Roode
The referee calls for the bell! Here we go. Both walk around the ring and then lock-up. AJ works on the arm of Roode and then applies a headlock. Roode brings Styles down to his knee and then gets out of the hold as Roode applies the armlock. AJ gets out of it and applies a headlock on Roode again. He takes him over this time on the mat. Roode gets out of it. They stand, but AJ locks it in again and takes him down. Both get up and Roode pushes AJ chest first in the corner. Roode pushes AJ back as he is sitting on the mat. Roode goes to snap his neck, but AJ gets out of the situation. Both are up and Roode grabs AJ for a back suplex, but AJ lands on his feet as he is behind Roode. AJ pushes Roode in the ropes. He goes for a dropkick, but Roode holds on the ropes and AJ lands on his chest. It's a back and forth battle. AJ gets up and he applies another headlock. Roode gets out of it as both try for hiptoss. Roode lifts AJ up and over the ropes for the hiptoss. AJ lands on the apron and comes back in. Roode grabs AJ and drops him down right on his knee. It hurt Roode's leg as well as AJ's gut. Both get up and AJ knocks Roode back as he goes through the ropes. Both try to regroup. Roode gets on the apron. AJ goes to him. He brings him in the ring as he attacks the knee of Roode. AJ applies a great submission move of a death lock with a chin lock. AJ releases it and Roode gets up in the corner. AJ goes to him, but Roode is trying to fight back with kicks. AJ fights back with punches, but Roode now does strikes of his own. They go back and forth, but one kick knocks both of them down. Both slowly get up and Roode slams AJ down on the mat. Roode gets AJ up in the corner. He puts him on the top corner. Roode goes to climb, but AJ fights back. Roode his AJ with a hard strike and he falls off the corner. AJ lands on the apron. He goes for a springboard one and hits it successfully. He covers, but only gets a two. AJ gets him up and his a backbreaker. AJ goes to the apron again and goes for the 450 springboard splash, but Roode misses. Roode gets up and grabs AJ, but AJ gets out of it and goes for the Styles' Clash. Roode tries to lift AJ for a back body drop, but AJ turns it into a pinball, but Roode kicks out. AJ goes for a payday after both are up, but Roode side steps and AJ lands n his chest. Roode locks in the crossface and AJ taps. Both get up and they hug. AJ then tells Roode that he is ready and will be the next world champion. The match has the "Direct Impact Of the Night" as well as the match of the night. Winner: Bobby Roode
Hulk Hogan is walking backstage as he is coming to the ring next for his industry shaking announcement!
AJ Styles is backstage as he is holding his ribs. Roode comes next to him. He asks if AJ is alright. AJ says it is all about Roode. He continues to praise Roode. Roode says he is ready. He told everyone is ready. AJ says Roode is the next world champion. AJ says when Roode beats Kurt, he wants a shot. They hug.
The camera shows the stage as Hulk Hogan's music starts. Hogan comes on stage and the entire crowd boos. He stands there and looks around. He walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. He begins to talk.
He says it feels like a million pounds has lifted off his shoulders. While he was soul searching for the past couple of months, he realized that the Hulk Hogan run has been one of the best runs of all-time. Hogan says he, the guys, and the fans go back for three decades. The first time he was in the ring, he was taught respect. He was fortunate that he wrestled Andre The Giant. He talks about the past and all of the Madison Square Garden sell-outs. As he is talking, Sting is shown on camera as he is watching and listening to Hogan on a television monitor. Hogan then states that he had the opportunity to come to TNA. He brings three decades to this company. He names a few young stars that were younger. Younger stars like Roode, Styles, Daniels, and more. Hogan gave information to everyone to help them out. Sting is shown again as he says Hogan is acting.....it is all acting and he should get a reward. Hogan goes on to state that he knows when enough is enough. He says it is the end of the road for him. Hogan says he didn't even tell his wife yet. He tells the fans before her. While his family separated and he had financial issues....he had the fans behind him. He had the fans and then he came to work and the guys were there for him. Hogan says he is finally finished as there are stars of the future like Storm, Kazarian and more. Hogan says next week will be his last week in the ring as he wants to invite everyone for his final, formal announcement.
Sting is shown as he states Hogan wants to invite people, then Sting will be there. Sting says he will be right there, in the middle of the ring, with Hogan. It's going to be showtime! The show fades.
Zack Ryder Talks About His YouTube Show Posted by Dave Mitchell on 09/30/2011 at 11:50 AM
Zack Ryder was recently interviewed by Sam Roberts of NotSam.com and spoke about the popularity of his Z! True Long Island Story video series.
After his former 'Edgehead' gimmick ran its course on SmackDown a few years ago, Ryder said he was getting "zero" television time and had to take matters into his own hands to get exposure. Ryder says he hated having long hair back when he was an Edgehead - and his current "Broski" character is "100% him." Ryder says whatever he's doing is working, because he's been featured on RAW in recent weeks and is getting the biggest push of his career.
When asked about whether he's gotten heat from WWE management over his YouTube videos, Ryder said, "There wasn't any trouble, but I was definitely kind of hesitant and kind of scared. But at the same time I was like, listen, they're not doing anything with me, so if I'm going to go out, I'm going to go out swinging. All or nothing, this is my last shot. I wouldn't say it paid off, but it's finally been recognized."
You can listen to Zack Ryder's appearance on Sam Roberts' show here:
Update on Matt Hardy going to rehab Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 09/30/2011 at 11:25 AM
The Pilot newspaper in North Carolina reports that Matt Hardy was released from jail after his September 14th arrest with a note of "promise to appear" because NC magistrate Charlie Smoak ordered that Hardy would only be released from custody if he underwent treatment for substance abuse, or entered rehab, which he did.
Hardy would have been placed in jail under a $1 million bond had he not went to the WWE sponsored rehab.
Eleven parts of Nitro from Biloxi, Mississippi on May 15th. Vampiro vs. Sting - House of Pain, M.I.A formation, Kronic vs. Shane Douglas and The Wall, The Filthy Animals vs. Terry Funk(c) - Hardcore Title, Chris Candido(c) and Tammy Sytch vs. Crowbar and Daffney - Cruiserweight Title, Ric Flair on the mic, Vince Russo exposé of Ric Flair's home life, David Flair confronts Ric Flair, Miss Elizabeth vs. Madusa - House of Pain, Scott Steiner takes on Tank Abbott and Rick Steiner, Kevin Nash vs. Mike Awesome - Ambulance match, Eric Bischoff calls out Diamond Dallas Page, Hulk Hogan vs. Billy Kidman and Horrace, Ric Flair vs. Jeff Jarrett(c) - World Heavyweight Championship.
- Zack Ryder told WWE Magazine in a new article that he would like to end his YouTube show when he gets where he wants to be on WWE TV. He said:
"Well, I'm tired of it already, so it wouldn't surprise me if some viewers get tired of it soon. Honestly, I can only do this show for so long before the charm kinda wears off. Once I get to where I want to be on TV, then there will be no need for the show, and that's a good thing."
Melina Denies Report That She Tried To Invade Raw Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/27/2011 at 05:31 PM
Former WWE Diva Melina has denied an online report claiming that she was planning to involve herself in last week's Divas Tag Team Match on Raw.
She responded on Twitter, "Ha ha! If I was going to fly ANYWHERE I'd fly to Hawaii and have fun or Vegas. Monday I was tweeting you guys and watching the Sheen Roast.
"It's funny that rumors are still active even when out of the WWE. It's outrageous and can be hurtful but I'm still on people's minds."
The report alleged that Natalya received a text message from Melina—who had a ticket to the Cleveland show—asking, "If I jump KK (Kelly Kelly), you will play ball right?"
The report adds: "Natalya presumed this was a joke, but showed it to the Divas' liaison who after alerting WWE security then asked her to ring Melina to find out exactly what she had planned. The conversation, which Natalya put on loud-speaker with several members of the lockeroom present included a rambling and possibly under the influence Melina suggesting that attacking Kelly live on Raw would get her a job back as a Diva as "Vince loves reality angles."
The report then claims that Melina was spotted in line for the show with a ticket, but was turned away at the door
According to WrestleZone, Brodie Lee's contract with Dragon Gate USA has expired. It seems that while Lee could agree to a new deal and keep working with DGUSA, TNA Impact Wrestling is a very real possibility for Brodie Lee. No solid confirmation on how close or far apart TNA Impact and Brodie Lee might be from a deal getting signed. Lee has been a top name on the Independent scene for several years now. He stands at 6 foot 7 inches and his gimmick is a mean trucker with the nickname "Big Rig" Brodie Lee.
JTG and Darren Young make their way to the ring and William Regal shows his excitement over their presence in the arena. JTG addresses the haters of St. Louis and he wonders why they are cheering him. JTG says that he is in the ring with NXT’s biggest star, Darren Young. For thirty weeks, Darren has been killing the competition and now that he is hanging with the big homey, he is guaranteed to be the next WWE breakout star.
Darren says that it is an honor and privilege to be in the ring with the greatest tag team specialist in the world.
JTG reminds everyone that they smashed William Regal and Matt Striker two weeks ago. Last week they took care of Titus O’Neil and Percy Watson. JTG says that when this is done, they are going to win some tag team gold.
The Usos come out and they look like they got dressed in the dark. They want to know if they heard JTG and Darren say that they are the best tag team in the WWE. They might have won a few matches, but they forgot to mention what happened after those matches. We see highlights of the two post match attacks by the Usos.
JTG stops the Usos and he says that they were attacked after the match and they wonder why the Usos are proud of that.
Jimmy wants to know if JTG and Darren think they are the best tag team. Jimmy says that their blood is full of tag team champions. He mentions the Wild Samoans who won the tag titles three times. Their father, Rikishi is a former tag team champion. They are future tag team champions.
Darren asks if this is a history class and then he says that no one under fifty knows who the Wild Samoans are. JTG says that he loves the business and he says that the Usos family were a complete joke. JTG and Darren get out of the ring before the Usos can do anything.
Jey says that we will see who is laughing after the main event.
We go to commercial.
As Yoshi comes to the ring, Regal talks about how he is enjoying the change in character for Yoshi over the last few weeks.
Regal mentions that he was at Jinder’s christening twenty-five years ago.
Match Number One: Yoshi Tatsu versus Jinder Mahal
Mahal has something to say to Yoshi before they lock up. They lock up and Yoshi with a side head lock and he takes Jinder to the mat. Yoshi with a side head lock and Jinder backs him into the corner. Jinder with a clean break but he tries to punch Yoshi but Yoshi moves. Yoshi with chops to Jinder as they go around the ring. Yoshi with another side head lock and take down.
Jinder tries for a head scissors but Yoshi blocks it. Jinder with elbows and knees followed by a belly-to-back suplex. Jinder punches Yoshi and the referee pulls Jinder off Yoshi. Jinder with a leaping knee drop followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Jinder with a reverse chin lock but Yoshi with punches. Jinder with a forearm to the back and then Yoshi gets a lateral press as a counter to a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.
Jinder with a clothesline for a near fall. Jinder kicks Yoshi and chokes him in the ropes and then he kicks Yoshi again. Jinder with a hard Irish whip but Yoshi with chops to Jinder. Mahal with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Mahal returns to the reverse chin lock. Jinder with a forearm to the back followed by an Irish whip. Yoshi kicks Mahal form the corner and hits a chop from the turnbuckles. Yoshi with an elbow drop for a near fall.
Yoshi with kicks to the midsection and then he hits a running boot into the corner. Jinder blocks a crucifix driver with a Samoan drop and Jinder gets a near fall but Yoshi gets a near fall as well. Jinder puts Yoshi on the top turnbuckle and he sets for a superplex but Yoshi with a forearm and head butt to knock Jinder off.
Yoshi misses a spinning heel kick from the top when Mahal ducks out of the way. Jinder with a full nelson slam for the three count.
Winner: Jinder Mahal
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for a Hell in a Cell video package.
Hornswoggle walks down the hall and he sees AJ with Titus and Hornswoggle does not want to hear anything they are saying. He hands the note to Titus and Titus reads the note. The note says that Maxine cannot break them up. Hornswoggle says that AJ is a positive thing in his life but Hornswoggle is done with NXT and he is off to Smackdown. Maybe they will meet again. Hornswoggle shakes Titus and AJ’s hands and leaves.
AJ asks Titus if Hornswoggle knows that she is on Smackdown.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Percy Watson versus Tyson Kidd
Kidd with a waist lock and Watson with an elbow and wrist lock and he tosses Kidd into the air and to the mat. Watson with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Watson blocks a hip toss and then he hits a drop kick. Watson with a hip toss neck breaker for a near fall. Watson with a forearm and then Kidd goes to the ropes and Watson backs off.
Kidd with a kick and he goes to the apron followed by a drop kick to the knees and a slingshot leg drop to the apron. Kidd with a series of kicks and he sends Watson into the turnbuckles. Kidd with elbows and kicks but Watson with a kick from the corner. Kidd with a kick to the leg followed by a snap mare and drop kick to the back of the head for a near fall.
Kidd with a reverse chin lock and he puts his weight on Watson as he tries to get back to his feet. Watson gets to his feet and hits a belly-to-back suplex and both men are down. Watson with a punch and European uppercut followed by a drop kick. Watson with a flying clothesline and a splash into the corner followed by a back body drop. Watson with a twisting splash for a near fall.
Watson leaps to the corner but Kidd with a kick to the leg followed by a fisherman’s buster and Kidd goes to the apron for a springboard elbow drop for the three count.
Winner: Tyson Kidd
Matt Striker is with Jinder Mahal in the interview area. Matt asks Jinder about his situation with Great Khali on Smackdown and Jinder tells Matt never to say Khali’s name in his presence. Jinder says that whether it is NXT, Smackdown, or Raw he says that he is the only one who matters. Tonight is his return to greatness.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: The Usos versus Darren Young and JTG
JTG and Jey start things off and they lock up and Jey with a hammer lock as he takes JTG to the mat. JTG with a forearm but he misses a clothesline. Jey with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall followed by a punch. JTG with a knee to the midsection and Young tags in and he kicks Jey. Young with a back elbow to Jey and then he sends Jey into his boot on the turnbuckles. JTG with a kick while Young deals with the referee.
JTG tags back in and he punches Jey in the corner before tagging Young back in. Young with a kick to the head followed by an elbow drop for a near fall. Young gets another near fall. Young sends Jey into JTG’s boot in the corner and then JTG tags back in and he punches Jey and kicks him in the midsection.
Jey with punches to JTG but JTG with a knee and forearm. Jey leap frogs JTG and tags in Jimmy and Jimmy with cltoehslines and a back kick followed by a running boot to the head. Jimmy knocks Young off the apron. Jimmy gets sent to the apron by JTG and JTG kicks Jimmy. Young with a belly-to-back suplex on the apron while JTG deals with the referee and we go to commercial.
We are back and JTG tags back in and they hit a double suplex on Jimmy and JTG gets a near fall. JTG with a reverse chin lock on Jimmy followed by a kick to the chest and an elbow drop for a near fall. JTG returns to the reverse chin lock as Jimmy tries to get to his feet. Jimmy with punches to JTG but JTG pushes Jimmy into his corner. Jimmy fights out of the corner but JTG with a hip toss neck breaker for a near fall and Jey breaks up the attempt.
Young tags back in and he kicks and slams Jimmy followed by a leg drop for a near fall. Young with a few more covers but he can only get a near fall. Young with forearms across the chest and then he goes to a body scissors to limit Jimmy’s breathing. Young adds a chin lock. Jimmy with an elbow to try to get out of the hold and he succeeds. Jimmy with a punch but Young with a kick and he sends Jimmy into the turnbuckels. Young with a hard Irish whip.
Young gets a near fall on Jimmy and then he puts his knee on Jimmy’s back and slaps him in the head and applies a rear chin lock. Jimmy gets to his feet and Young with a reverse chin lock. Jimmy with a back body drop and he tries to make the tag. JTG tags in and he knocks Jey off the apron to stop Jimmy. JTG kicks Jimmy and gets a near fall.
JTG with a surfboard as he keeps his body between Jimmy and his corner. JTG turns it into a rear chin lock. Jimmy with elbows and then he backs JTG into the corner. Jimmy with a Samoan drop and both men are down. Darren and Jey tag in and Jey with running forearms followed by a back kick and palm thrust. Jey with a spinning flying forearm followed by a running butt splash to Young for a near fall.
JTG breaks up the cover and Jimmy and Jey with stereo super kicks to JTG. Jey misses a super kick to Young but Young gets Jey up. Jey with an elbow and a super kick to Young followed by a superfly splash by Jimmy for the three count.
Winners: The Usos
After the match, while the Usos walk up the ramp, they are attacked by Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins from behind.
Mr. Anderson Interview: Leaving WWE, PG Era, Constant Face Heel Changes And More Yesterday, 05:38 PM Posted by 404 in Latest TNA Wrestling News & Rumors TNA star Mr. Anderson spoke with Al Castle of Pro Wrestling Illustrated for an interview that is featured in the current issue of The Wrestler/Inside Wrestling magazine. The highlights are included below. The full interview is available in the magazine, which is available on newsstands and at PWI-online.com.
On the story behind him leaving WWE: "The thing is that the chairman of that company likes guys who stand up for themselves. He likes guys who aren’t just pushovers, who aren’t just ‘glad-handing, nonsensical yes-men,’ to quote another wrestler (CM Punk). And yet, it depends on what day it is and what side of the bed he woke up on. So it’s really a gamble. If you’re a pushover and you’re a wimp and you say, ‘Yes, yes, yes, yes,’ you’re going to be trampled over, regardless. You’re going to get steamrolled regardless of how talented you are. But if you don’t, if you play it the other way, you have a chance of being successful. Like you said, I made some mistakes. I stuck my foot in mouth when I shouldn’t have.
"I spoke up when I shouldn’t have. None of it was with bad intentions. What’s more, this is the wrestling business and some guys get injured. The interesting thing for me is that you look at that roster and there are guys that get injured time and time again. The Undertaker is good for an injury every year or so. Steve Austin’s been injured. Rey Mysterio gets injured. But when you haven’t made the right political decisions, and you’ve been injured a time or two, that could be possible ammo for some of those people who aren’t your allies to say, ‘Boy, he’s injured all the time. Is he not reliable?’ And when you’re not around to defend yourself, that could be your downfall."
On why his memorable cage match with Kurt Angle at Lockdown 2010: "I think Kurt and I just cared so much about it. I really felt strongly at that point that I had something to prove. And I still do, to some degree, or else I would be out of the business. And I think Kurt’s the same way, which is why Kurt will go out on a house show in front of a couple hundred people sometimes and have the kind of match that maybe he shouldn’t be having. He doesn’t have a shut-off valve. And I’m kind of the same way. I think it was the right mix of action and soap opera that we needed. I watched that match over and over. It happens to be my very favorite match of my career. And I still look at that match and think, ‘Ah, I wish I had done that differently.’"
On adopting his "asshole" character: "It wasn’t so much a change as it was this was stuff that I had pitched years ago to Vince McMahon and he said absolutely not. The very first meeting I had with him, I pitched the ‘asshole’ idea. I would bring up how Steve Austin was always telling people, ‘There are about 10,000 people here calling you an asshole,’ and that was a bad thing. But what if we turned it around?
"What if we played into the notion that nice guys finish last, and so I’m an asshole. I think it was Colin Powell who said, ‘It’s sometimes better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission.’ It was one of those things that I knew in my head at the time would work. But now that I asked Vince and he told me no, I can’t say it for sure. Even if I did say and it worked, I’d still get into trouble. Whereas if I just went out there and said it and it worked, I could have apologized later and said I just felt it at the moment."
On whether wrestling should be PG:"I don’t know how it’s possible to have a show about guys that want to fight each other, with half-naked women running around and all of the other stuff that we have, and have it be PG. I just don’t understand how that works. It doesn’t make sense to me. Me favorite years in the wrestling business were the Attitude Era.
"Maybe it’s as simple as they’ve decided, ‘We need it to get away from this for a while, as far away as possible, so that when we bring it back it will be a what’s-old-is-new kind of thing.’… Our target audience is 18-34. And you’re giving them PG content … If you’re 18 years old, you don’t want to see PG stuff. You don’t want to see somebody called a ‘darn butthole.’ It insults their intelligence."
On the frequency of heel and babyface turns in TNA:"Here’s where sometimes people don’t understand the full story. There are reasons why somebody will suddenly change from heel to babyface, from a logistics concern. Maybe somebody is hurt and maybe somebody needs to fill a spot that was originally intended for somebody else. And we can’t think of somebody else to fill that role, so we need you to fill that role. Part of me thinks that wrestling needs to evolve again.
"There’s this thought that, in wrestling, it needs to be black or white. You’re either a good guy or a bad guy. I don’t know anybody in my life that is wholly evil or wholly good. With Breaking Bad, or Sons Of Anarchy, or Weeds—you look at these shows and there’s a guy who is a chemistry teacher who sells meth. Is this a good guy? By society’s standards, no. But we look at the TV show and we can sympathize with him. So I don’t know what the answer is. But I do believe that sometimes in the wrestling business, it’s almost forced. And it can be insulting to the wrestling audience, whereas on a TV show like Sons Of Anarchy, you decide. But in wrestling, it’s ‘Hey, I’m the bad guy. Boo me,’ or ‘I’m the good guy. Cheer for me.’"
Hell in a Cell Match After Raw Goes off the Air Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/27/2011 at 12:30 AM
After Raw went off the air, the dark match main event was a fatal five-way Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Title, stacking the deck against Cena for the live crowd.
Dark Match: WWE champion John Cena beat C.M. Punk, Alberto Del Rio, Jack Swagger, and U.S. champion Dolph Ziggler in a five-way Hell in a Cell match to retain the WWE Title. Cena won to send the crowd home happy.
New Matches for Hell in a Cell PPV Announced Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/26/2011 at 10:41 PM
On Raw tonight it was announced that Sheamus vs. Christian and Beth Phoenix vs Kelly Kelly have been added to the Hell in a Cell Pay Per View which will take place this Sunday. Below is the updated card.
Triple Threat for the WWE Championship: John Cena vs. CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio
World Heavyweight Championship: Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton
•Cody Rhodes won a 10-Man Battle Royal for the Intercontinental Championship •Beth Phoenix & Natalya def. Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve •WWE Champion John Cena def. Christian by Disqualification •United States.Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Zack Ryder •WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom & Zack Ryder def. U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger & Mason Ryan •CM Punk def. Alberto Del Rio
WWE Raw SuperShow results: Last stop before “Hell” By: James Wortman September 26, 2011 Tags: Raw, WWE Raw SuperShow: September 26, 2011 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As Satan’s Structure hung ominously over the ring, WWE Chief Operating Officer Triple H struggled to keep WWE Raw SuperShow from becoming engulfed in the flames of chaos, just six days before WWE Hell in a Cell. CM Punk def. Alberto Del Rio; Del Rio assaulted rivals with a steel chair (WATCH | PHOTOS) In an incredible preview of what is to come this Sunday in their Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match, CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio vented their many frustrations with one another as WWE Champion John Cena looked on from the commentary table. The Voice of the Voiceless sealed a pinfall victory, gaining some much-needed momentum before stepping inside Satan’s Structure.
After the match, the Cell itself – which had been hanging above the arena for the duration of the evening – descended upon Cena, Del Rio, Punk and The Mexican Aristocrat’s intervening ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez. Punk and Cena pummeled Rodriguez with the Go to Sleep and the Attitude Adjustment respectively, then turned their attention on one another – unwittingly giving Del Rio an opportunity to strike. Bashing both Superstars with a steel chair, Del Rio stood triumphant in the ring, giving his Hell in a Cell competitors a taste of things to come less than a week later inside the vile structure.
David Otunga offered legal counsel to a group of distraught Superstars (WATCH) Irate over Triple H’s decisions as COO, Christian, Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes, Vickie Guerrero and U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler met with former WWE Tag Team Champion and Harvard University graduate David Otunga, who offered his legal advice as the recipient of a law degree from the prestigious institution. Citing unsafe working conditions, Otunga urged the group to unite against The King of Kings.
WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom & Zack Ryder def. U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger & Mason Ryan (WATCH | PHOTOS) As Vickie frantically scoured the locker room area for a tag team partner for her clients, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler were forced to battle Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne and Zack Ryder in a 2-on-3 scenario. During the match, Vickie eventually emerged with a reluctant Mason Ryan, urging the Welsh powerhouse to join her team.
Ryan didn’t exactly gel with Swagger or Ziggler, and ultimately turned on his impromptu tag team partners. Capitalizing on this justified betrayal, Ryder pinned Ziggler for the second time in as many weeks. It looks like Ziggler has even more to complain about on Twitter besides Hugh Jackman’s “sucker punch” the week before! (MORE ON ZIGGLER’S INJURY)
United States. Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Zack Ryder (WATCH | PHOTOS) Clearly, neither U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler nor Jack Swagger are vying to become “Broski of the Week” anytime soon. With a little help from The All-American American, Ziggler retained his star-spangled title, much to Vickie Guerrero’s delight. Then, as ordered by WWE’s resident cougar, Swagger and Ziggler continued to attack The Long Island Loudmouth until WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom charged the ring and fought off the blond blowhards.
Since it was clear that Vickie wanted to keep both of her clients busy on WWE Raw SuperShow, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long announced that Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne would team with Ryder to face Swagger, Ziggler and a partner of Vickie’s choosing – if she could find someone in three minutes!
WWE Champion John Cena def. Christian by Disqualification; Alberto Del Rio attacked The Champ (WATCH | PHOTOS) A lot of things have happened inside the callous confines of Hell in a Cell, but the WWE Universe has never witnessed a Triple Threat Match waged inside The Devil’s Playground. Despite the horrors that surely await him, WWE Champion John Cena had an air of confidence about him as he addressed the WWE Universe about his collision with Alberto Del Rio and CM Punk just six days later.
Cena locked up with Christian in a non-title showdown, but it was the verbal sparring between The Mexican Aristocrat and The Second City Savior on commentary that really enthralled our fans watching the action from home. The ringside confrontation got physical when Cena threw Christian over the announce table and into Punk. As Punk and Cena stared each other down, Del Rio assaulted The Straight Edge Superstar, then attacked Cena with an enziguri that resulted in Christian’s disqualification. Will Del Rio’s destiny be reclaimed at Hell in a Cell?
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry assaulted The Great Khali (WATCH | PHOTOS) World Heavyweight Title holder Mark Henry was fined $250,000 for his actions on SmackDown, but it was The Great Khali who would pay an even greater price. The Punjabi Superstar motioned to the WWE Universe before his bout with Henry, The World’s Strongest Athlete launched a devious sneak attack, cutting the goliath down to size with a World’s Strongest Slam. At this rate, Henry’s “Hall of Pain” is going to need a new wing.
Beth Phoenix & Natalya def. Divas Champion Kelly Kelly & Eve (WATCH | PHOTOS | MORE KELLY KELLY) Beth Phoenix is intimidating enough when she’s in a good mood, but when she’s angry, watch out. After failing to capture Kelly Kelly’s Divas Championship for a second time at Night of Champions in her hometown of Buffalo, N.Y., The Glamazon teamed with Natalya to take on the blonde bombshell and her longtime pal Eve. Beth and her Hart Dungeon-trained cohort were relentless, and scored a victory over the so-called “Cinderellas” when Beth hit Kelly Kelly with the Glam Slam.
Later in the night, it was announced that Beth will once again challenge Kelly Kelly for the Divas Championship at WWE Hell in a Cell. Will the Phoenix rise in New Orleans? (MATCH PREVIEW)
Cody Rhodes won a 10-Man Battle Royal for the Intercontinental Championship (WATCH | PHOTOS) Still feeling the effects of Randy Orton’s brutal attack with the ring bell three night earlier, Cody Rhodes’ disrespect toward The Game nearly cost him the Intercontinental Championship. After outlasting eight elite Superstars in a COO-mandated Battle Royal for the illustrious title, the twisted and bitter Rhodes found himself face-to-face with Sheamus.The Celtic Warrior seemed primed to add the Intercontinental Title to his impressive list of accolades, but Christian interfered in the match, distracting his Hell in a Cell opponent and allowing Rhodes to send The “Great White” over the top rope with the aid of his protective mask.
Not content with merely costing Sheamus the title, Christian further brutalized his rival with a sinister post-match attack that sent The Celtic Warrior careening into the turnbuckle.
Superstars criticized WWE COO Triple H (PHOTOS) Further explaining the firing of The Miz & R-Truth one week earlier, Triple H continued to lay down the law. Fining World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry a $250,000 fine for putting his hands on Jim Ross and sending Jerry “The King” Lawler through the announce table on SmackDown, The Game then issued a stern warning to the entire locker room, emphasizing that no single Superstar is bigger than WWE. (WATCH: WHY MIZ & TRUTH WERE FIRED)
Taking umbrage with The King of Kings’ leadership ability, Vickie Guerrero, U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler, Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes and Christian confronted the COO, demanding justice. Justice was served swiftly by The Cerebral Assassin, but not in the manner that any of these dissenters would have liked.
Sick of Christian’s persistent whining for “one more match,” Triple H instead gave him three. Per The Game, the disgruntled Superstar would face Sheamus in six days at WWE Hell in a Cell, Randy Orton this Friday on SmackDown and WWE Champion John Cena later in the night!
As for Ziggler, he would defend his title against the very Superstar that defeated him (with Hugh Jackman’s help) one week earlier on WWE Raw SuperShow – none other than Long Island Iced Z, Zack Ryder.
Finally, Triple H passed judgment on Rhodes, who would immediately be forced to defend his Intercontinental Title in a 10-Man Battle Royal!
Chris Jericho Says WWE Stars Steal His Ideas Posted by Dave Mitchell on 09/26/2011 at 01:06 PM
Former WWE star Chris Jericho was recently interviewed by Duane Doogan of the Wrestling Voice radio show. Jericho had some controversial comments regarding WWE talent stealing his moves & ideas:
"There seems to be a lack of respect for the forefathers who came in and did it first and it's not just [CM] Punk, it's a whole litany of guys from Miz to Cody Rhodes to Mason Ryan to Sin Cara to Kelly Kelly, everybody is stealing moves, looks, ideas. Brian Pillman once told me if you want to make it in wrestling you have to do something that nobody has done before and nobody is doing that and they are coming off as second rate copies of Chris Jericho, and that's maybe why these guys aren't striking and I watch it and think, 'Seriously, again?'
"A couple of years ago you had 'Miz 4, John Cena 0', where did that come from? Conspiracy Theory, where did that come from? Best in the World, where did that come from? Wearing suits, talking slow, using big words, using certain moves, you know Miz used the word "troglodyte" a few weeks ago and I'm like seriously? If there ever was a word associated with Chris Jericho that would be it. These guys have to start thinking of their own stuff and some times I see some of them and I'm like oh come on. It's not like it's influenced. At least give credit where credit is due."
- Matt Hardy has some new videos up on his YouTube page. The first, posted on September 22nd and taken before he left for rehab, asks for fans to send in their demo videos for his wrestling school that he plans on opening:
The second video, posted on Hardy's birthday this weekend but taken before he left, has Hardy thanking his fans for birthday wishes:
- As seen on Thursday's episode of Impact Wrestling, a woman appeared in a tattoo parlor segment that featured Mexican America and the team of Ink Inc. That woman is independent wrestler Christina Von Eerie, who had a tryout with TNA months ago. She is scheduled to debut in the ring soon, as a member of Ink Inc., and is engaged to Jesse Neal.
- Word is that several TNA contracts are set to expire in the next few months. While no names have been disclosed, it's said that one of the contracts expiring belongs to a current TNA title holder.
TNA's current champions are Kurt Angle (World Title), Eric Young (TV Title), Austin Aries (X Division Title), Winter (Knockouts Title), Hernandez & Anarquia (Tag Titles) and Tara & Miss Tessmacher (KO Tag Titles).
On a related note, the contracts of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff reportedly expire the week of TNA's Bound For Glory pay-per-view in just a few weeks. There has been no word yet about Hogan or Bischoff re-signing.
TNA Vs AAA News: Knockout Set To Have Glow In The Dark Match, Promotional Poster AAA has announced that Velvet Sky, Sexi Star and Jennifer Blake will face off against Cinthia Moreno, Mari Apache and Fabi Apache in a special glow in the dark match for Heroes Inmortales. You can see a previous glow in the dark match below
AAA has released the promotional poster for Heroes Inmortales which features Sting and the TNA logo prominently. You can click on the thumbnail below for a larger view.
Steve Austin's Thoughts On Sting Vs. Hogan "Stone Cold" Steve Austin sat down for an interview for The Sun. In it, he talks about the Hogan vs Sting match that takes place at Bound For Glory:
I’ll be honest, I hadn’t heard about Hogan v Sting. That will be interesting too, I mean Hogan had back surgery didn’t he? They are both great guys. I’m a fan of Sting’s and he can still go with the best of them. I know Hogan well and he still has it when he needs it. It will be a very interesting night at the office that one and I will most certainly be watching Bound For Glory to see how it works out.
I get annoyed when people say that such and such should retire, or they shouldn’t compete due to injury or age. I know how it works and many of these guys find it hard to stay out of the ring. Hogan, for example, was put on this world to be there. There may often be money involved when guys step back in the ring, but it’s more about their need to be there than the financial rewards. The other thing is that there are so few people coming up through the ranks who can match the success of guys like Hulk, Flair, Sting or myself. Cena may be the only one who has reached that level — I’ve yet to see another hit that peak yet.
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