Bound For Glory Comprehensive Guide: Our Biggest Event Of The Year
It's our biggest event of the year October 15/16 in Philadelphia as Direct Auto Insurance presents BOUND FOR GLORY weekend! Our InterAction Fanfest takes place on Saturday, October 15, followed by the epic Pay-Per-View event on Sunday, October 16!
Sunday's "Bound For Glory" epic event just got even bigger! A 30-minute LIVE pre-show will be broadcast on the IMPACT WRESTLING Facebook Page at Facebook.com/IMPACTWRESTLING . In addition to the three-hour Pay-Per-View event, our Facebook page will air a FREE pre-show starting at 7:30 ET / 4:30 PT, featuring the TNA World Tag Team Championship match with Mexican America (Hernandez and Anarquia) vs. Ink Inc (Shannon Moore and Jesse Neal), plus backstage interviews with the Superstars and much more, just minutes before the "Bound For Glory" Pay-Per-View event!
INTERACTION FANFEST IN PHILADELPHIA InterAction Fanfest on Saturday gets fans up close and personal with their favorite Superstars for pictures, autographs, special interview sessions and much more. Click here for info at ShopTNA.com
HOW TO WATCH BOUND FOR GLORY
Live In Person: At the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia! Tickets at the Liacouras Center box office, or 800-298-4200, or click here to order online
On Pay-Per-View: Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Charter Cable, Cablevision, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FIOS, DIRECTV, Dish Network, Viewer's Choice and more. Check your programming guide (PPV) for availability.
•Randy Orton won a 41-Man No. 1 Contender's Battle Royal •Divas Champion Beth Phoenix def. Kelly Kelly (Divas Championship Match) •Sin Cara (Negro) def. Justin Gabriel •WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Sheamus •WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston & Zack Ryder def. United States Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger •Randy Orton def. World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry by Disqualification (World Heavyweight Championship Match)
Quick jumps Sin Cara (Negro) ripped the mask off Sin Cara (Azul) Orton reigned supreme in the biggest Battle Royal ever Battle Royal elimination order SmackDown results: SmackDown hosts the largest Battle Royal ever the same night it makes TV history By: Mitch Passero October 14, 2011 Tags: SmackDown: October 14, 2011
DALLAS – Newly-appointed Interim Raw GM John Laurinaitis wasted no time making an impact by announcing the largest Battle Royal in WWE history would be for a championship opportunity. And on the same night, SmackDown made history of its own when it became the second longest running weekly episodic TV program ever.
SmackDown made TV history With its 634th episode, SmackDown surpassed Gunsmoke to become the second longest running weekly episodic TV program in history. The longest running show? Raw. (MORE ON SMACKDOWN'S RECORD)
Randy Orton def. World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) When Randy Orton won the 41-Man No. 1 Contender's Battle Royal at the start of the night, there was no hesitation when he said the champion he wanted to face was World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry. Although Orton held his own against The World’s Strongest Man, The Viper’s quest to regain the World Title was thwarted by a sneak attack from Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes.
After leaping into the ring and stomping on Orton, Rhodes was prepared to humiliate him further by placing a paper bag over his head like he did on Monday's Raw (RAW PHOTOS). However on this night, Big Show charged to the ring, sending Rhodes scurrying for cover. Then after driving Henry to the canvas with a shoulder tackle, The World’s Largest Athlete fed Rhodes to Orton, who promptly dropped him with an RKO. To cap things off, Show demolished Henry with a chokeslam, leaving Orton and Show standing tall.
WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston & Zack Ryder def. United States Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (WATCH | PHOTOS) Zack Ryder continued to generate attention for himself by convincing SmackDown GM Theodore Long to put him in a match because WWE Tag Team Champion Evan Bourne is injured (WATCH). Picking up a huge win for his team – and more momentum in WWE – Ryder pinned United States Champion Dolph Ziggler.
WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Sheamus (WATCH | PHOTOS) For the second time in the night, Christian screwed Sheamus. With The Celtic Warrior perched on the turnbuckle, Christian appeared out of nowhere and pulled Sheamus’ feet out from under him. WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio quickly seized the opportunity by kicking Sheamus twice in the head and pinning him. Afterward, Christian put the punctuation mark on his dastardly deed by blasting The Celtic Warrior with two hard-hitting spears.
Sin Cara (Negro) def. Justin Gabriel (WATCH | PHOTOS) In the ongoing rift between the two Sin Caras, Sin Cara (Negro) brutally attacked Sin Cara (Azul) in the backstage area, ripped off his blue mask and put it on himself. Later, he kept the blue mask on and wore it during his match with Justin Gabriel, who he defeated with a leap from the top rope.
Divas Champion Beth Phoenix def. Kelly Kelly in a Divas Championship Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite showing signs of her new, aggressive style, Kelly Kelly could not overcome Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, who successfully defended her title with a devastating Glam Slam.
Randy Orton won a 41-Man No. 1 Contender's Battle Royal (WATCH | PHOTOS) The night started with major news. With new Interim Raw GM John Laurinaitis at his side, Teddy Long announced the first match of the night would feature 41 Superstars in the largest Battle Royal in WWE history. Laurinaitis then revealed the winner would earn a title match against the champion of his choosing.
During the mayhem, powerhouses like Mason Ryan and Sheamus eliminated multiple Superstars. With bodies flying, a Brogue Kick from The Celtic Warrior sent The Miz careening from the ring. But since Miz didn’t go over the top rope, he was still in contention. In contrast, even though Christian was eliminated, in a devious move, he reentered the ring and took Sheamus out of the hunt.
As the field thinned down to the final two combatants, Miz found himself battling Randy Orton tooth-and-nail for the championship opportunity. With both Superstars tangling with each other on the ring apron, The Viper downed Miz with an RKO. In a wild finish, the momentum from the RKO carried both Superstars to the arena floor. But since Miz’s feet hit just before Orton’s, the victory went to The Viper.
Battle Royal Elimination Order: 1. Cody Rhodes, 2. Johnny Curtis, 3. JTG, 4. Michael McGillicutty, 5. Derrick Bateman, 6. Yoshi Tatsu, 7. Titus O’Neil, 8. Matt Striker, 9. William Regal, 10. Percy Watson, 11. John Morrison, 12. Dolph Ziggler, 13. Trent Baretta, 14. Jey Uso, 15. Ted DiBiase, 16. Tyson Kidd, 17. Daniel Bryan, 18. Tyler Reks, 19. Curt Hawkins, 20. Drew McIntrye, 21. Justin Gabriel, 22. Mason Ryan, 23. Primo, 24. Santino Marella, 25. Alex Riley, 26. Kofi Kingston, 27. Zack Ryder, 28. David Otunga, 29. Jimmy Uso, 30. Ezekiel Jackson, 31. Heath Slater, 32. Sin Cara (Negro), 33. Christian, 34. R-Truth , 35. CM Punk, 36. Sheamus, 37. Wade Barrett, 38. Jack Swagger, 39. Jinder Mahal, 40. The Miz
TNA To Launch New International Brand Before The End Of 2011 Yesterday, 10:48 PM Posted by Fyzza in Latest TNA Wrestling News & Rumors TNA hired Dave Lagana not to work on the existing Impact Wrestling series, but to take part in a brand new project the company will be launching later this year in India. The new project will be a weekly series for the Indian market that will not be utilizing the TNA brand name. Sources indicate that the project, which has been spearheaded by Jeff Jarrett, will be taping for a week in December with an additional week of tapings also scheduled for January 2012. The project will be a completely separate entity from TNA - both in terms of the creative team and the roster of talents. Joining Lagana and Jarrett on the creative end of things will be Dutch Mantel. Former TNA referee Rudy Charles has also been very involved in the development of the project's roster. The word we are getting is that they have cultivated a potential roster of former WWE/TNA/WCW/ECW types as well as independent talents that have not had major television exposure. I do not know if any talents have been signed as of this writing. Sonjay Dutt, who was in India last week with BG James to scout talent, will also be a major part of the project. The project had well over 100 potential Indian talents try out and of those, ten were selected and will be brought to the United States to train as pro wrestlers and be part of the new series. Obviously, James will not be involved as he has taken a position as a WWE Producer on a probationary basis. The new series will air in India on The Colors Network (known here in the United States as Aapka Colors in the U.S), a Viacom-owned network that launched in 2008. Endemol, a major international television production and distribution company, is also involved with the project. So, there you have it. A brand new, internationally based TNA brand will launch before the end of 2011.
- Evan Bourne missed this week's WWE SmackDown tapings because it's believed he suffered a stinger after the stiff powerbomb from Jack Swagger on Monday's RAW Supershow. Bourne resumed working at the RAW live events in Mexico on Wednesday and Thursday so it appears he's doing better.
- As noted before, it’s believed that John Morrison will be leaving WWE soon. It’s said that he has done nothing wrong or caused trouble for officials but there’s speculation that like Drew McIntyre, Morrison is paying the price for who he was dating – former WWE Diva Melina.
Jeff Hardy Is Coming To Bound For Glory Sunday Night In Philly
What does "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy have planned at "Bound For Glory" this Sunday night in Philadelphia? On Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast, TNA Founder Jeff Jarrett confronted Hardy, telling him he's out of chances and warned him NOT to step foot in the state of Pennsylvania! In turn, Hardy stood up to Jarrett and told him he WOULD be in Philadelphia for our biggest event of the year! What will happen when Hardy appears at Sunday's "Bound For Glory" in front of the most intense and vocal wrestling fans in the nation? Watch the video below - then watch the epic event live this Sunday on Pay-Per-View, at select theaters nationwide and online in HD at TNAOnDemand.com
Live In Person: At the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia! Tickets at the Liacouras Center box office, or 800-298-4200, or click here to order online
On Pay-Per-View: Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Charter Cable, Cablevision, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FIOS, DIRECTV, Dish Network, Viewer's Choice and more. Check your programming guide (PPV) for availability.
TNA "Impact Wrestling" on Spike TV Taped in Knoxville, Tennessee
[Q1] The show opened with a recap of the Hulk Hogan and Sting angle that took place during last week's show... Mike Tenay and Taz checked in on commentary as Kurt Angle made his way to the ring for a promo. Angle stood in street clothes and had the TNA Title belt around his shoulder. He called out Bobby Roode for a final talk before their Bound For Glory match.
Bobby Roode made his entrance. Angle congratulated Roode for passing the test he set up for him by having him face the members of Fortune in various matches. Angle said he's not one of the Fortune members. "I'm Kurt Angle, the greatest wrestler to ever lace up a pair of boots," Angle said.
Angle boasted about his Olympic background and pro wrestling titles. He said he's dominated in TNA for five years. Angle promised all of "these idiots and you" that he will prove that he is the greatest wrestler of all-time when they meet at the pay-per-view. He delivered his "damn real" catchphrase and then offered Roode a handshake.
Roode teased shaking Angle's hand only to pull his own hand a way. Roode suggested that they have a no frills match by saying that no member of Fortune or Immortal get involved. He said he wants to see who the better wrestler is that night. "What you want is what you get," Angle said. He offered his hand and this time Roode shook it.
Angle left the ring. He stopped on the ramp and acted as if he forgot to inform Roode of something. He said Roode has another warmup match. Angle said Roode will have to face Gunner and Jeff Jarrett in a handicap match later on the show...
Backstage, a brawl had broken out with Jerry Lynn and Christopher Daniels brawling with A.J. Styles and Rob Van Dam... [C]
[Q2] 1. Rob Van Dam and A.J. Styles beat Christopher Daniels and Jerry Lynn in 5:40. After the commercial break, Daniels and Lynn were working over Styles on the stage. They took him to the ring and referee Earl Hebner started the match. Van Dam made his entrance moments later. Late in the match, Styles set up Lynn for his finisher. Daniels teased interfering, but Styles saw him and scared him off. Styles hit the Styles Clash and scored the clean pin...
2. Matt Morgan defeated Samoa Joe in 2:30. Morgan controlled the opening minute of the match.
[Q3] In the end, Morgan caught Joe in a roll up and got the pin. Afterward, Joe went after Morgan's leg and locked him in a submission hold. Morgan tapped out, but Joe didn't break the hold until Crimson came out with a chair and ran him off. Tenay pointed out that Crimson was wearing a walking boot and limping.
Samoa Joe stood on the stage and cut a promo. He complained about Morgan and Crimson saving one another. He said they are actually afraid to face one another. Joe suggested that they have a Triple Threat match at the pay-per-view. "You can either be the alpha or you can be friends," Joe said. Morgan and Crimson sized each other up in the ring as Joe smirked from the stage...
The announcers hyped Roode vs. Gunner and Jarrett in a handicap match, and the Hulk Hogan vs. Sting contract signing... [C]
Mexican America stood in the ring, and Hernandez delivered a promo in which he basically implied that he wants to turn Ink Inc. into his prostitutes. Jesse Neal and Shannon Moore came to the ring. Neal said they are always complaining about the United States even though they live here.
Ink Inc. taunted Anarquia by asking him to show the tattoo they gave him a couple weeks ago. Moore said they could make everyone by happy by getting the hell out. Mexican America attacked Ink Inc.
Neal's real life girlfriend Christina Von Eerie hit the ring and roughed up the women. The announcers acted as if they didn't know who she was or what she was doing there. Inc. Ink took care of Hernandez and Anarquia. Neal told Mexican America to bring all the women they need to the pay-per-view "because we've got ours"...
[Q4] [C] 3. Jesse Sorensen and Brian Kendrick beat Austin Aries and Kid Kash in 4:25. The faces dove on Aries and Kash at ringside before the match. The lame Twitter comments were shown during the match again. Late in the match, Aries tried to hit Kendrick with the title belt, but Kendrick avoided it. Kendrick hit a superkick and Sliced Bread for the win...
A shot aired of Karen Jarrett and Traci Brooks walking backstage. Kazarian's whore to Eric Bischoff's character, er, delicate flower wife's breasts were pushing the threads of her bikini top to the limit... [C]
Velvet Sky headed to the ring and did her usual routine to play to the horny male demographic. Mickie James came out dressed like she was glammed up girl at the hoedown.
[Q5] Winter and Angelina Love came out together. Karen Jarrett and Madison Rayne walked out arm in arm while Traci Brook's breasts followed closely behind. Karen said she had to fight like a banshee to get the Knockouts on the BFG card. She said nobody wanted them on the card. She said it's a night of prestige for the upper class, not for street walking ho's. She said she was mainly talking about Velvet Sky.
Velvet couldn't understand why Karen would think that. Keep in mind that this was only a couple minutes after she wiggled her ass while straddling the middle rope with her legs. Hey, I'm just saying. Karen continued the verbal assault and then said she is a role model for the entire female race.
"Maybe you're right Karen, but maybe you're not," Velvet said. Um, okay. She said Karen will respect her once she becomes the Knockouts Championship. Karen said it would happen over her dead body. Traci acted like Eric Bischoff's character was in the room by getting down on all fours and then Velvet pushed Karen over her.
The non-wrestlers were cleared from the ring, and heels who will meet in the four-way at the pay-per-view got the better of the faces. Security hit the ring and pulled them apart. On the stage, Karen scolded the whore who we're supposed to feel bad for because she slept with Bischoff's character three times in hopes of gaining power and didn't get her way...
Backstage, Bully Ray told someone that they were going to have a special enforcer in their match. "Who better than me?" he asked. Um, Kanyon? Ray started talking into the camera and said Mr. Anderson shouldn't screw up and piss off the enforcer or he might not make it to Bound For Glory... [C]
Backstage, A.J. Styles yelled into the camera about Christopher Daniels wanting an "I Quit" match at the pay-per-view. He said Tommy Dreamer nearly lost an eye when they met in the same match. Daniels attacked Styles and left him lying. He wrapped a cable around his neck and said he could end it now, but he wants the world to hear him say "I quit" at the pay-per-view...
Ring entrances for the next match took place...
[Q6] 4. Mr. Anderson beat Scott Steiner in 3:25 with Bully Ray as the ringside enforcer. @muyawesome wants to see Styles vs. Daniels and believes it will be a classic "I Quit" match. Hey, don't blame me for that useless info, blame TNA for running his/her Twitter message during the match.
The oversized mentally challenged muppet Abyss headed to the ring and wrapped a chain around his hand. Steiner held Anderson. Abyss tried to hit Anderson with the chain, but Anderson pulled away. Abyss hit Steiner with the chain, showed remorse, and Anderson pinned Steiner.
Gunner and Jeff Jarrett came out to yell at Abyss. He finally grabbed Ray by the throat, but then the rest of the Immortal crew attacked him. They set up a table in the corner. Anderson ran out to help Abyss, but Ray cut him off and then hit the Bubba Bomb on Anderson through the table... [C]
Backstage, Kurt Angle entered James Storm's locker room and tried to stir the pot by pointing out that he may have attacked him last week, but his own tag team partner still pinned him after the fact. Storm said Roode told him he didn't know. Angle laughed off that notion...
The cameras caught up with Jeff Jarrett and Gunner in another part of the backstage area. Jarrett did all the talking while Gunner went into "Mean" Mike Enos mode (see the Destruction Crew in the AWA days)...
Mike Tenay and Taz hyped the pay-per-view and ran through the lineup...
[Q7] A video package focussed on the Angle vs. Roode match. This video included Angle and wasn't entirely about Roode...
Jeff Jarrett, Karen Jarrett, and Gunner made their entrance for the handicap match... [C]
5. Bobby Roode beat Gunner and Jeff Jarrett (w/Karen Jarrett) in a handicap match. Roode tried to bring a chair inside the ring, but color coordinating referee Brian Hebner stopped him. The heels worked over Roode early on, and the ref didn't seem to have any concern about breaking up double teams.
Jarrett and Gunner mocked the Beer Money dance. Roode recovered and double clotheslined when they turned around. Later, Roode avoided The Stroke and hit a spinebuster on Jarrett. He locked him in a Crossface and let it go when Gunner entered the ring. Roode put Gunner in the Crossface and got the submission win. Scott Steiner and Bully Ray ran out after the match. James Storm ran in for the save, but Gunner struck him from behind.
[Q8] Kurt Angle came out and was just about to punch Roode when Jeff Hardy's music stopped him. Hardy ran out and cleared the heels from the ring. James Storm wasn't happy to see Hardy. Jeff offered his hand to Roode, who hesitated before eventually shaking it. Storm came around and both Beer Money members held up Hardy's hand...
Split screen shots aired of Hulk Hogan and Sting... [C]
Backstage, the guy who isn't challenging for the TNA Title spoke about getting his forgiveness from Beer Money. He was about to put over the guy who is going to challenge for the TNA Title when Jeff Jarrett showed up and yelled at him. Jarrett said he's been there from the beginning with Hardy and they have a friendship that most people don't know about. Jarrett told Hardy not to step foot in Pennsylvania. Hardy said he was going to buy his ticket for Philadelphia...
Jeremy Borash was in the ring where a table was set up for the contract signing. Hulk Hogan made his entrance first and then Sting followed. They both sat down. Sting signed the contract first, and then Hogan did the same without a word being uttered. Borash asked if they have any final words.
Hogan stood up and pushed the table over. Sting stood up as Hogan cut a promo. Hogan said Sting avoided him until the 11th hour and said something about dropping his down card with the scary face. He said Sting should be careful with what he wishes for. Hogan said his wrestling career is over, but he will fight Sting now that he's embarrassed him in front of the people who support him.
Hogan said there will be no games played and no interference. He said it will be man on man and gave Sting his word on it. They shook hands. Eric Bischoff came out with a mic in hand. He said that he's going to kick Sting's ass if there's anything left of Sting once Hogan is done with him.
Hogan used the planned distraction to attack Sting with a chair. Bischoff laughed from the stage and applauded as Hogan choked Sting. Hogan had his foot on Sting's throat in the corner as the show ended...
Another episode of Nitro brought to you from Salt Lake City, Utah on the 29th of May in the year of 2000! Kevin Nash on the mic, Disco Inferno vs. Lt. Loco - Lumberjack match, Miss Hancock on the mic, G.I Bro vs. Mike Awesome - Ambulance match, New Blood on the mic, Kevin Nash vs. Rick Steiner and Tank Abbott, Terry Funk(c) vs. Vamprio - Hardcore Title, Kimberly Page calls out Liz, Scott Steiner(c) vs. Shane Douglas - Asylum match - US Title, Billy Kidman vs. Sting, Jeff Jarrett vs. Ric Flair(c) - David Flair as Special Referee - World Heavyweight Championship.
Former TNA Knockout Discusses Her Time In TNA, Leaving WWE, More
In a live shoot interview tonight, former TNA Knockout Gail Kim spoke on record for the first time about why she quit WWE, the Divas division and walking out of a battle royal on Raw in her final appearance.
A few highlights below:
* Gail reveals that the Divas today are told: “You’re getting too physical” and “You’re getting too good”, indicating that they don’t want the women to upstage the male wrestlers.
* Gail says she got the opportunity to be in a documentary about successful Korean people but WWE wouldn’t let her do it.
* Gail says winning Knockouts Title meant more than winning Women’s Title because it wasn’t just handed to her. She says she was part of building the division and that made it more special.
* Low-Ki told her about Awesome Kong (Kharma). When they were talking about who to bring in for the division, Gail said why don’t we bring in Kong — she had never seen her work or even a picture of her but thought she would be unique for the division.
* As far as she knows, she never knew of ideas for her to work with Kharma in WWE in a storyline, but they had plans to have her work Kharma’s first singles match.
* Gail says the plan was for Kharma to feud with Beth Phoenix.
* Gail says the Knockouts never talked about their pay in TNA. Any frustration was between talent and office, not with each other.
* Gail on leaving TNA: She was in contract negotiations, but was having financial issues. She says the pay she was being offered, she couldn’t accept at that time. WWE reached out and offered her more money. She said she spoke to everyone in the TNA office and bawled when she spoke to Jeff Jarrett. She says: “When life takes over, you have to do what you have to do to pay your bills.”
* On re-signing with WWE, Gail says Johnny Ace told her that the creative team was so excited to have her back and had ideas for her. Hmm… really?
* Gail says she was offered a training position in FCW but turned it down because she felt she still had a lot to offer in her career.
* Gail says every week there’d be a new rule for the Divas like “no kicking”, “no punching” etc. “It was so frustrating.” WWE wanted “more girliness” in Divas matches.
* Gail says it’s sad that the Women’s Title was retired. WWE needs two titles for both shows. She says the Divas were sad about it.
* Gail reveals that she had four boob jobs. She says she never felt pressure from WWE to do it and even asked her mom in high school to have breast implants. “No pressure.” Never heard a story about there being pressure.
* Gail says she heard rumors that the Daniel Bryan/Bella Twins storyline ended because the network thought it wasn’t heading in a very PG direction, so she was brought in as his girlfriend to end the storyline. Gail says fans, Vince and Kevin Dunn loved the Gail/Bellas catfight when she was revealed as DB’s girlfriend.
* Gail says she was ready to quit the day that she was revealed as Daniel Bryan’s girlfriend, but prolonged it because she was finally being used.
* Gail says she felt slapped in the face and disrespected by a series of events and doesn’t take back her action of eliminating herself in the Divas battle royal. She recalls one instance when she went out to the ring with Daniel Bryan as his manager, but when she got to ringside, she was told to go to the back. She had just stood in 10 minutes in gorilla position with Vince and others there, however she wasn’t told she wasn’t supposed to go out. Agents told her she was going out. However, when she went out there, she was told to go back. She felt disrespected and spoke to Johnny Ace.
* Gail says she felt frustrated in WWE. She had been approached about re-signing by Johnny Ace but said she definitely wasn’t going to re-sign. She didn’t know how much longer she was going to last. The night of the battle royal came on Raw. She felt that the Divas were treated as a joke but tried to make the best of every situation. She says the battle royal came and they were told, “Everybody has to get out of the ring as fast as possible in the first minute”. She says other things happened that day but won’t reveal what happened. She felt disrespected at that moment and wanted to be disrespectful back, thus eliminating herself. She does admit it was childish. She went to the back & none of the agents or higher-ups noticed that she had eliminated herself. Later on in the night, she quit and told Johnny that he eliminated himself and he laughed! They didn’t notice or care.
* She says when she quit, Johnny Ace offered her the training role in FCW again but she turned it down. She says he wouldn’t let her quit. She said she wanted walk away & offered to give up the money. They told her she has to wait for her contract to run out. They didn’t want her working for any other wrestling companies.
Gail says she went into the locker room at Raw and announced to the Divas that she had quit. Everyone was shocked and sad.
Gail says she told Johnny to stop controlling her. She just wanted to be free. She says she told them to keep their money but they wouldn’t let her walk. They had a lawyer call her and explain the ‘legal repercussions’ of her quitting.
* Gail on WWE hiring models instead of independent wrestlers: She says that’s what it is right now. Girls like Beth and Natalya are a rare breed. She thinks women can be a draw & have kick ass matches.
* Regarding “that match” with Mickie James: They were very excited to have the match and planned too much. She wasn’t injured. They tried to call it on the fly but it didn’t work. She says, “We’re human”.
* Gail says she’d love for the girls to be treated equally. She wants to see them be given the same opportunities as the men. It’s frustrating being held down. She says the Knockouts division is proof that people want to see women’s wrestling.
-It's time for the thirty-second week of NXT Redemption! The opening titles roll, and commentators Jack Korpela and William Regal welcome us from Dallas, Texas.
-Derrick Bateman's music hits and he comes out holding Maxine's hand. They get into the ring and Bateman grabs a mic. Bateman thanks John Laurinaitis for restoring order to Raw. He thanks him because the chaos in WWE was trickling down to "his show," NXT. He says his opinion and the opinion of the one who "captured his heart like the opposing defense captures a Tony Romo pass", Maxine, are the only opinions that matter. Maxine begins to speak, but she is interrupted by Percy Watson & Titus O'Neil's theme. They both come out with mics and greet them in the ring. Bateman says that Percy, Titus, and the WWE Universe are just jealous of his and Maxine's love. Titus calls them the most disgusting couple in the WWE, and Percy agrees. Titus says that Bateman joined late, whereas he has 30 redemption points. That may not mean much to Bateman, but to the WWE Universe, that means he's earned a chance to be on Raw or Smackdown. Maxine looks ready to fight, and Titus and Percy call Bateman "booty-whipped", and Matt Striker's music hits.
-Striker reminds Maxine that he's the host of NXT, and he's the only one who can make matches in NXT. Striker makes Percy Watson vs. Derrick Bateman official for later tonight, and announces that Maxine will be in action next against AJ. AJ makes her way to the ring as we go to commercial.
Match #1: AJ vs. Maxine
-Maxine is in control to start the match. Maxine gets onto the apron and hits a neckbreaker onto the second rope. Maxine gets back in the ring and uses the bottom rope to choke AJ. Maxine applies a seated dragon sleeper to AJ, but AJ fights out with punches. AJ gets to her feet and tries to whip Maxine, but she stays still, picks up AJ on her shoulders, and drops her neck-first on the top rope. Maxine slams AJ's head against the canvas repeatedly, then wrenches AJ's head back into a chinlock. Maxine whips AJ and ducks, so AJ counters with a kick, but Maxine levels AJ with a kick of her own. Maxine gets a two-count, then hits a suplex for another two-count. Back to the seated dragon sleeper goes Maxine. AJ gets up, but gets whipped into the corner. Maxine gets on the second rope and starts punching AJ, but AJ pushes her down to the mat. AJ then climbs the turnbuckle and hits a flying cross-body for a two-count. AJ hits a running clothesline and a spinning heel kick for another two-count. Maxine counters a punch attempt by AJ by slamming her head against the back of her knee. Maxine goes for a roll-up attempt, but AJ kicks out and quickly hits a shining wizard for the win.
-There is a recap of Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks defeating the Usos last week. Matt Striker is backstage with last week's winners. Striker starts a question, but Reks interrupts. He says that we need to focus on their message. The Usos ambushed them, and they got sent packing. Hawkins takes over and says that they are the first Curt Hawkins and the first Tyler Reks. They don't need to ride the coattails of their ancestors to make a name for themselves.
Match #2: The Usos vs. Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks
-Hawkins and Jey (I think) start out in the ring. Jey forces Hawkins into the corner and stomps away at him. He brings Hawkins out of the corner right into a short-arm clothesline. Jimmy is tagged in and the Usos hit a double elbow strike. Jimmy stomps Hawkins down into the same corner and tags Jey back in. Jimmy whips Hawkins at Jey, who drops him with an uppercut. Jey tags Jimmy in and hits a scoop slam on Hawkins. Both men hit the ropes and hit a double headbutt on the downed Hawkins. Hawkins rushes over to tag Reks, who quickly takes control with some big strikes. He drops Jey with a back elbow strike, then tags in Hawkins. Jey stops Hawkins by throwing him shoulder-first into the face turnbuckle, then tags in Jimmy. Jimmy hits a low dropkick on Hawkins, who was still hung up in the corner, and drags him out for a two count. Jimmy whips Hawkins back into the corner and tags in Jey. Jimmy holds Hawkins and Jey gets a strike to the ribcage. Yet another Uso tag leads to a backbreaker/flying elbow combo. Reks breaks up the tag and the ref takes care of him. Jimmy clotheslines Hawkins over the top rope, runs, and hits a diving splash on Hawkins. Reks tries to get involved, but the other Uso hits a splash of his own from the apron, stopping him. The Usos get in the ring to celebrate as we go to commercial.
-One of the Usos (let's say Jey) is in control of Hawkins as we come back. He whips Hawkins and Reks gets a blind tag. Hawkins hangs Jey up on the second rope and Reks hits a big boot to the side of his head. Reks stomps Jey in the heel corner and tags in Hawkins. Hawkins gets some stomps in, then quickly tags Reks back in. Reks gets some strikes of his own and tags Hawkins back in. Hawkins applies a side headlock and Jey gets to his feet. Jey hits the ropes but Hawkins drops him with a back elbow. Reks is tagged in and stomps Jey's gut. Reks hits a snapmare, a knee to Jey's back, and a modified headlock. Reks tags in Hawkins, who stomps on Jey and taunts him with slaps to the back of the head. Hawkins hits a suplex for a two-count. Hawkins tags in Reks and Reks gets Jey up in a scoop slam before dropping him onto Hawkins' knees. Reks applies a half nelson once again. Jey slowly gets to his feet. Jey gets out and Reks charges him, only to tumble over the top rope that Jey pulled down. Jey knocks Hawkins off the apron and tags in Jimmy. Jimmy hits a number of flying clotheslines and corkscrew forearm strike. Reks is down in the corner and Jimmy hits Umaga's Samoan bulldozer hip attack for a two-count. Jimmy goes to the top rope and jumps, but Reks catches him and counters into a big side powerslam for a two-count. Reks whips Jimmy and Hawkins catches him on the ropes. Reks charges, but Jimmy ducks, making Reks crash into Hawkins. Reks tries to get Jimmy into burning hammer position, but Jey gets a blind tag and Jimmy wiggles off. Reks turns around and gets a double superkick. Then both Usos get to opposite top turnbuckles and hit a double superfly splash for the win.
Winner: The Usos
Match #3: Percy Watson vs. Derrick Bateman w/ Maxine
-Percy takes control with a headlock takedown. Bateman traps Percy with a leg scissors, but Percy kips up. Percy hits the ropes and hits a single leg dropkick. Percy hits a suplex for a two-count. Percy throws Bateman into the corner and hits a European uppercut before throwing Bateman into another corner. Bateman moves and Percy jumps onto the second rope, perhaps to springboard back onto Bateman, but Bateman turns around and dropkicks Percy in the back. Percy falls and Bateman whips Percy. Bateman hits a kitchen sink for a two-count. Bateman slams Percy's head into the turnbuckle and stomps him down. He takes a moment, and Percy gets to his feet. Percy gets out of the corner and tries to whip Bateman into the corner, but Bateman counters and whips Percy sternum-first into the turnbuckle. Bateman applies a leg scissors and Percy fights out. Bateman chokes Percy on the second rope, but Percy wiggles out and hits a few strikes to Bateman's torso. They both hit the ropes and go for a cross-body, which Percy seems to get more of, as he lands on top. Both men up, and Bateman levels Percy with a clothesline. Bateman gets a two-count, then applies a standing abdominal stretch on Percy. Percy counters with an arm drag, and Bateman gets control back with a dropkick. Bateman hits a scoop slam and tries an elbow drop, but Percy rolls out of harm's way. Percy hits a number of European uppercuts and a dropkick which sends Bateman into the corner. Percy brings Bateman out of the corner and hits a scoop slam. Percy celebrates a bit over Bateman, then hits a big splash on Bateman for a very close two-count. Bateman gets up and quickly hits a gordbuster. Bateman then hits a running neckbreaker, which Percy seems to flip the wrong way for. Bateman hits the ropes, but Percy gets up and hits a big flapjack on Bateman. Percy gets Bateman onto his shoulders and turns him into a big flapjack for the three-count.
Winner: Percy Watson
-That's all for this week's edition of NXT Redemption. Thanks for reading.
Former TNA/WWE Wrestler Tyson Tomko is currently in jail in Florida. According to the report, Travis David Tomko (age 38) was arrested on a charge of robbery, and there is no bond listed.
UPDATE: TMZ is reporting that Tomko, A former WWE wrestler was arrested in Florida yesterday after cops say he was injecting himself with stolen pain medicine ... while hiding inside the bathroom of a local Chili's restaurant. Tyson Tomko -- who wrestled in the WWE between 2002 and 2009 -- is accused of robbing a CVS Pharmacy on October 10th ... allegedly threatening to attack the pharmacist unless he forked over several bottles of Oxycodone. The pharmacist claims he complied -- and Tomko escaped with 210 tablets of the powerful painkiller. According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Tomko went to a nearby Chili's ... where he asked his waitress for a spoon. When the server brought him a teaspoon, he asked for a "deeper spoon" ... and when he got it, he took it to the men's room ... where he remained for 30 to 40 minutes. Cops were eventually tipped off ... and when they arrived on the scene, one officer says Tomko had "needle marks and blood running down his arm" ... and had just flushed something down the toilet. Tomko was taken into custody -- and allegedly told police he has a "severe drug problem." Cops say Tomko admitted he took the Oxycodone from CVS ... and injected 178 pills, which he crushed up and melted down ... but he swore he never threatened the pharmacist. Tomko was taken to a nearby hospital ... then transported to a nearby jail, where he was booked for robbery. He's currently behind bars -- bond was set at $7,500.
New RAW GM, Vince, Miz & Truth Return, JR Fired Posted by Dave Mitchell on 10/10/2011 at 11:42 PM
- WWE Chairman Vince McMahon made a surprise return on Monday’s RAW. In an ironic twist of fate, Vince McMahon informed Triple H that the Board of Directors had relieved Triple H of his duties as COO. This is the same explanation Vince McMahon was given back in July when Triple H informed him he was forced out of his job.
- Vince McMahon named John Laurinaitis is the new interim RAW General Manager.
- It was announced during RAW that Laurinaitis can now be followed on Twitter @WWERAWGM.
- Jim Ross was fired by John Laurinaitis on RAW, which took place from JR’s home state of Oklahoma.
- The Miz and R-Truth have been reinstated. CM Punk was wrestling WWE champion Alberto Del Rio during the main event of RAW, when Laurinaitis came out and told them the match was being changed to a tag team match. Punk and Del Rio would be teaming up against the reinstated Miz and R-Truth.
BG James Says He's Signed with WWE as an Agent Posted by Steve Carrier on 10/10/2011 at 08:00 PM
- Former WWE and TNA Superstar "Road Dogg" BG James announced on Facebook this afternoon that he's signed with WWE as an agent/producer. He wrote:
"Ok guys,if you dont know already,here goes;I have recently been hired,on a trial,6 week period,as an agent/producer with the WWE.Its the job Ive wanted and prayed about for a while now.He answered my prayers and now its my turn to repay Him w/my service.God bless you guys and have a great evening!"
It was recently reported that James was scouting talent in India for TNA, for a new television show that they are looking at producing.
•John Cena vs. Sheamus ended in a No Contest •Christian def. John Morrison •Randy Orton def. World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry by Disqualification •Kelly Kelly & Eve def. Tamina & Rosa Mendes •WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom & Mason Ryan def. United States Champion Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger & David Otunga
WWE Raw SuperShow results: The "Laurinaitis Era" begins By: Ryan Murphy October 10, 2011 Tags: Raw, WWE Raw SuperShow: October 10, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY — The stark image of an empty locker room posted on WWE.com hours before the Raw SuperShow may have led the WWE Universe to believe that the night’s event might not even happen. After all, the majority of the Raw roster refused to compete if Triple H was still in charge. Leave it to Mr. McMahon to turn the evening into one of the most contentious nights in history.
CM Punk & WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. The Miz & R-Truth by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) What started off as a showdown between the WWE Champion and The Straight Edge Superstar soon exploded into tag team warfare when Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis reinstated the controversial duo of Miz & Truth and set this match on the spot. Quickly abandoned by his spineless partner, Punk was forced to go it alone against his devious opponents. But when The Awesome Truth began to double-team The Voice of the Voiceless, The Game rushed to the ring to defend his former rival in a show of solidarity the WWE Universe could actually get behind.
Following the match, the Interim Raw General Manager proposed yet another idea to bring to the Board — a bout pitting CM Punk & Triple H against The Miz & R-Truth at Vengeance.
WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom & Mason Ryan def. United States Champion Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger & David Otunga (WATCH | PHOTOS) Two weeks after he returned to the ring and smashed both Jack Swagger & United States Champion Dolph Ziggler, the massive Mason Ryan joined forces with the WWE Tag Team Champions to do it again. Throwing his considerable weight around, the powerhouse from Wales stomped through his three opponents before planting the United States Champion into the canvas. It’s clear this big man means business.
Mr. Laurinaitis announced the Vengeance main event, fired Jim Ross (WATCH) Less than an hour into his tenure as Interim Raw General Manager, John Laurinaitis dropped two bombshells. First, he announced that WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio will defend his title against John Cena at Vengeance. (MATCH PREVIEW)Then, in a move that shocked the WWE Universe, Mr. Laurinaitis beckoned Jim Ross into the ring and called the WWE Hall of Famer an ingrate for walking out on Triple H last week. The EVP of Talent Relations then fired the legendary announcer. (WATCH: J.R. EXITS THE ARENA) Kelly Kelly & Eve def. Tamina & Rosa Mendes (WATCH | PHOTOS) Still fired up following her brutal beat down of Beth Phoenix on last Monday’s Raw, Kelly Kelly came to fight with her good friend Eve by her side. Tempering the blonde beauty’s aggressiveness with her ring smarts, Eve capitalized on the punishment Kelly dished out by pinning Tamina for the win. Somewhere in the locker room, Beth & Natalya were watching this match very closely.
Randy Orton def. World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) Less than two weeks before he faces Big Show at Vengeance (MATCH PREVIEW), Mark Henry clashed with Randy Orton and came very close to falling to WWE’s Apex Predator. After getting nailed with a devastating RKO, The World's Strongest Man was down for the count before a malicious Cody Rhodes attacked Orton for the second time in the bout. The Intercontinental Champion and Mark Henry brutalized the vulnerable Viper before Rhodes sent a humiliating message of contempt to his former mentor by putting a paper bag on his head.
Christian def. John Morrison; main events made (WATCH | PHOTOS) Immediately stepping into his new role, Mr. Laurinaitis welcomed the embattled Superstars back into the arena and sent Christian and John Morrison directly to the ring in their street clothes. Already unhappy with the new General Manager, Captain Charisma took his anger out on The Shaman of Sexy, beating JoMo and then encouraging Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler to smash the fallen competitor.
This bout was just the beginning of the Laurinatis-led Raw Supershow. In short order, the GM scheduled two main events for the night — World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton and WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk.
John Cena vs. Sheamus ended in a No Contest (WATCH); Mr. McMahon named John Laurinaitis Interim Raw GM (WATCH | PHOTOS) Determined to put on a show, Cena and Sheamus locked up in the ring while Triple H officiated and Punk handled commentary. It was an entertaining, makeshift match that was soon interrupted by an unexpected presence — Mr. McMahon. Calling an end to the bout, the intimidating magnate addressed his son-in-law directly, telling Triple H that he liked his style, but the WWE Board of Directors has labeled him as a possible financial catastrophe and has relieved him of his duties on Raw. Furthermore, the Board declared that no member of the McMahon family could run the Raw SuperShow due to a conflict of interest, leading Mr. McMahon to announce a new Interim General Manager of Raw — WWE Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis. (WATCH: LAURINAITIS REACTS TO BEING NAMED GM)
Triple H addressed the state of the Raw SuperShow (PHOTOS) Defiant in the face of the chaos that has taken over the Raw SuperShow, Triple H vowed that he would not step down as WWE COO and that the night’s event would continue as planned in spite of the Superstar “Solidarity Rally” that was taking place in the parking lot of Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena. (PHOTOS | WATCH: EXCLUSIVE RALLY FOOTAGE) The Game was not alone, though. Soon joined by John Cena, Sheamus and CM Punk, Triple H and this group of Superstars made it clear that they believe in sports-entertainment’s oldest adage — the show must go on.
Sunny Reportedly Drinking Again & Depressed Posted by Dave Mitchell on 10/10/2011 at 05:17 PM
As reported earlier, former WWE talent Tammy Sytch (a/k/a Sunny) was advertised to appear at Saturday's Legends of the Ring event at the Crowne Plaza in Monroe, New Jersey, but no-showed. That would make the second consecutive weekend where she missed scheduled bookings after arriving to them.
She was spotted highly intoxicated at the hotel's sports bar the night before and needed assistance returning to her room since she was unable to walk on her own. She spent Saturday and Sunday in her hotel room before returning home.
Sytch wrote of her whereabouts Monday afternoon on Facebook, "sorry i havent posted.....been very sick....."
Sytch appeared in no condition to perform at Northeast Wrestling's Brass City Brawl II event on September 30 in Waterbury, Connecticut and was scratched from the show as a result. According to a source, a referee drove her back to her hotel and she wouldn't leave her room the following day. She was then escorted off the premises by law enforcement. She missed a show she booked to appear on that day in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Sytch wrote "detoxing is not fun" two days later on her Facebook account. She then revealed on Thursday that she's depressed.
"I want to thank everyone who stood behind me and sent well wishes during this hard time," she wrote. "Im sorry I havent responded sooner, but depression can be a bitch....dont feel like doing much at all..."
Her recent troubles are apparently related to problems with her boyfriend of over five years, who she broke up with a week earlier. She trashed her longtime partner on September 22 on Facebook by claiming that he cheated on her. She wrote three days later, "ok, seriously dont know what to do....need a sugar daddy asap....any takers??" She announced the following day that she was in a relationship with Brad Zapenas, a 21-year-old minor league baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. The relationship, however, would be short-lived as they broke up on Sunday.
Sytch faced a similar set of problems earlier this year as she appeared intoxicated at a Florida independent wrestling show on February 25. She slurred her words during a verbal confrontation with Danny Demanto and suffered multiple wardrobe malfunctions—she purposely flashed her breasts during a match to onlookers and her top accidentally came loose when she attempted to slap a wrestler.
She stated days later on Facebook that she was dealing with personal problems at home: "To everyone: let me explain why Ive been so upset lately. I have made the biggest mistake of my life, and have hurt the only person who ever cared about me and stood behind me thru my worst times. Now I have to deal with the pain b/c of my own mistake."
The former WWE Diva appeared intoxicated at a multitude of independent wrestling events in the years prior to her comeback. Her erratic behavior intensified in the months following the April 2005 death of longtime partner Chris Candido: she officiated at least two matches while intoxicated and was escorted from a wrestling convention after causing a scene near Bret Hart. Her wily antics, however, simmered after she entered a relationship with a police official in January 2006 (who she broke up with last month) and shortly thereafter began her road to recovery, which culminated with enshrinement into WWE's Hall of Fame last April.
-- Former WWE diva Tammy "Sunny" Sytch no-showed yet another event this past weekend, a 'Legends of the Ring' this past Saturday in Monroe, New Jersey. She was spotted at the hotel bar the night before, but never made it to the actual convention as advertised. This is the second week in a row that she's no-showed events.
Darren Young Issues a Statement on His Suspension Posted by Steve Carrier on 10/10/2011 at 10:45 AM
- WWE Superstar Darren Young wrote the following on Twitter this weekend regarding his recent suspension for violating the Wellness Policy:
"To the WWE Universe, I sincerely apologize to my loving family, my supportive friends back up North, my peers who I have an incredible amount of respect for top to bottom and to all my fans that support #DYoung; I hear u loud and clear #WWE.
I take full responsibility for my actions as this will never occur again.
I love the @WWE and the worst thing you can do to me is keep me off that stage where I own it in that ring!
I accept this set back as a normal part of living; making a mental a note of it as a lessoned learned! D Young"
Below is a recap of TNA Wrestling related matches at tonight's Heroes Inmortales pay per view in Mexico.
Velvet Sky, Jennifer Blake and Sexy Star defeated Cinthia Moreno, Mari Apache and Fabi Apache in a glow in the dark reinas match: Due to the low visibility, the match was said to be hard to follow with so many people involved. Some wrestlers only had a few trimmings on their outfits that were glowing added to the already short list of clothes they normally wear. Sexy Star used a chair on Fabi Apache for the win. Sky, Blake and Sexy Star celebrated in the ring after their match.
Abyss & Chessman defeated Extreme Tiger & Jack Evans in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match for the AAA World Tag Team titles. The Tag Titles were hanging above the ring. Whichever team gets to them first, wins. A good back and fourth match with lots of hardcore spots. Extreme Tiger did a big legdrop off of the ladder hitting Chessman. Abyss nails Extreme Tiger through a table filled with tacks. Jack Evans begins climbing the ladder to get the titles when Chessman chases after him. Abyss sets up a table next to the ladder. Chessman chokeslams Jack Evans from the ladder and onto the table. Chessman grabs the belts.
Electroshock defeated LA Park, La Parka, Magnus, Joe Lider, Zorro, Jeff Jarrett, Cibernetico and Silver King for the Antonio Pena memorial cup: The match was contested like a typical battle royale (royal rumble) with contestants coming out at certain points in the match. LA Park and La Parka started the match off. Silver King is the first to enter from the back. Electroshock and Cibernetico were the third and fourth contestants. La Parka took out Cibernetico but also disqualified himself in the process. Zorro is the fifth contestant. Jeff Jarrett is the sixth contestant. Silver king is eliminated and out comes Joe Lider. Magnus is the eighth contestant to enter. LA Park eliminates Zorro and Electroshock eliminates Magnus. LA Park eliminates Joe Lider. Jeff Jarrett and LA Park join forces to attack Electroshock. LA Park stopped and began posing in the middle of the ring Jarrett follows him in the festivities. LA Park grabs Jeff Jarrett and eliminates him. LA Park continues dancing and begins to make fun of Jeff and Karen Jarrett. Karen grabs LA Park's leg when a masked version of Zorro comes out and attacks LA Park. Electroshock threw LA Park out for the win.
El Mesías vs Sting ends in a no contest Sting appeared in his joker persona. The match begins and just a few short minutes into it, Konnan, Jarrett and Magnus appear. Jeff Jarrett attacks Mesias while the referee wasn't looking. Magnus appears and offers Sting a chair and he refuses. When Magnus insist that Sting take the chair, Sting hits Magnus with the chair. Mesias seizes the opportunity and attacks Sting. Jarrett and Konnan attack Sting but he makes a comeback and attacks Jarrett and Konnan with his bat. Mesias joins in and helps Sting. Mesias and Sting look each other face to face, shake hands and walk away to end the match in a no contest.
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