The Miz & R-Truth def. WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom Wade Barrett def. Trent Barreta Randy Orton def. United States Champion Dolph Ziggler Daniel Bryan def. Tyson Kidd CM Punk def. Christian
HOUSTON – In the wake of GM Theodore Long's orchestration of a SuperSmackDown – CM Punk journeyed from Raw to overcome Christian in an intense match-up that was full of surprises. Also, “Awesome Truth” conquered the WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom, while World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry and Big Show demonstrated that they still have a “huge” problem between them.
CM Punk def. Christian (WATCH | PHOTOS) As CM Punk looked ready to put Christian away with the GTS, WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio suddenly emerged – distracting The Second City Saint long enough for his crafty opponent to regain the advantage.
The disruption from The Mexican Aristocrat did not stop there. Later in the match– as his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez jumped up on the ring apron to take the referee’s attention – Del Rio pushed Punk off the top rope. Christian seized the moment, poised to hit the spear on his war-torn foe. However, before he could, Sheamus charged to the ring to even the odds.
Although The Celtic Warrior did not enter the ring or physically interfere with the bout, his presence caused Christian to take his eye off the ball, giving Punk the opening he needed to finish him with the GTS.
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry and Big Show met for the first time since Vengeance (WATCH | PHOTOS) Just five days after the World Heavyweight Title Match between Mark Henry and Big Show resulted in a collapsed ring at Vengeance (WATCH | PHOTOS), The World’s Largest Athlete was ready for more. Henry soon interrupted the giant, denying him any possibility of a rematch, before threatening to get in the ring and finish the job right then and there.
Although Big Show raised his fists for the confrontation, The World’s Strongest Champion decided not to cross through the ropes.
Daniel Bryan def. Tyson Kidd (WATCH | PHOTOS) Daniel Bryan once trained with WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels. While Tyson Kidd was the last graduate of the famous Hart Family Dungeon, training with Hall of Famer Bret Hart.
An argument between the two former pupils over the release of “Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels: WWE’s Greatest Rivalries” DVD (WWE Shop) resulted in a match between them – in which Mr. Money in the Bank reversed the Sharpshooter to defeat Kidd with the LeBell Lock. More on the Hart/HBK rivalry
Hunico revealed his face and his intentions (WATCH) After being unmasked by Sin Cara (Azul) one week ago, Sin Cara (Negro) showed his face to the WWE Universe, identifying himself Hunico.
Randy Orton def. United States Champion Dolph Ziggler (WATCH | PHOTOS) While Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes sat in with the announce team, his adversary Randy Orton had his hands full in a hard-fought match-up with Dolph Ziggler – with Jack Swagger banned from ringside. This included an earth-shattering superkick by the bleach blond Superstar that nearly earned him the pinfall. But, in the end, The Viper found a way to strike the final blow, hitting the United States Champion with the RKO.
Wade Barrett def. Trent Barreta (WATCH | PHOTOS) The self-initiated “Barrett Barrage” by English Superstar Wade Barrett roared on, with a triumph over Trent Barreta. After punishing his determined opponent with his well-documented arsenal, he finished him off with Wasteland.
The Miz & R-Truth def. WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom (WATCH | PHOTOS) In the culmination of a whirlwind match against the WWE Tag Team Champions, “Awesome Truth” hit Kofi Kingston for their explosive Little Jimmy Finale for the huge victory.
Following the match, The Miz and R-Truth addressed John Cena’s invitation to The Rock to be his tag team partner against them at Survivor Series. The outspoken duo made it clear that if The Great One does accept and the two charismatic Superstars don’t destroy each other first, they would finish the job.
GM Theodore Long made a Christian vs. CM Punk main event (PHOTOS) While Christian was trying to convince Teddy Long to give him “one more match” for the World Heavyweight Championship, Raw’s CM Punk and his Pipebomb Microphone decided to join the conversation – igniting a war of words between the two Superstars. After openly bashing Raw’s Interm Raw GM John Laurinaitis, The Second City Saint – backed by an approving WWE Universe – suggested he and Christian battle it out. Teddy Long concurred, making the match official for the main event.
WWE bringing back the hardcore title? Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 10/27/2011 at 06:33 PM
WWE's website has an article up where they're pushing for the return of the Hardcore Title, after Cody Rhodes recently brought back the classic white Intercontinental Title. Here's part of their hype:
"If the Hardcore Title ever does make a comeback, alliances will crumble and insanity will rule in its place, with an iron fist stronger than any potential Raw General Manager could ever dream of wielding. Whoever will place it around their waist will instantly be painting a target on their back. Everybody will be their enemy. Big, small, Superstar, Diva: all will be potential challengers, ready to pounce to win their own piece of glory.
According to Prowrestling.net, Thursday's Impact Wrestling drew a 1.14 rating, down from last week's 1.35 rating. Viewership was down to 1.5 million from the record two million plus from the week before.
Q1: Impact opened with a 1.30 rating (compared to a 1.38 rating last week) for James Storm's opening talking segment and appearances by Fortune, Samoa Joe, and Sting setting the stage for the main event. (up 9.7% vs. 2011-Q1 average)
Q2: Impact dropped one-tenth of a rating to a 1.20 rating for Christopher Daniels vs. Rob Van Dam and one commercial break. (up 3.2% vs. 2011-Q2 average)
Q3: Impact maintained the same 1.20 rating for a Knockouts talking segment and Gail Kim vs. Tara in Gail's TNA in-ring return. There was also one-half of a commercial. (up 2.7% vs. 2011-Q3 average)
Q4: Impact slipped to a 1.14 rating for Eric Young vs. Robbie E. for the TV Title, backstage segments, and one-and-a-half commercial breaks. (up 1.2% vs. 2011 Q4-average)
Q5: Impact was flat compared to Q4 with a 1.15 rating featuring the Bischoffs in the ring for a father-son chat, plus one commercial break. On the year, Impact has averaged an increase of one-tenth of a rating from Q4 to Q5.
This segment was up against the start of MTV's "Beavis and Butthead" return at 10:00 p.m. EST, which likely joined the World Series Game 6 in pushing down Impact's audience level for the remainder of the second hour. (down 7.0% vs. 2011-Q5 average)
Q6: Impact dropped one-tenth of a ratings point to a 1.05 for Flair and Bischoff backstage, video packages, the first-half of Jeff Hardy's in-ring return against Bully Ray, and one commercial. (down 9.9% vs. 2011-Q6 average)
Q7: Impact dropped to a show-low 1.01 rating for the second-half of Hardy's in-ring return, a post-match interview, one full commercial, and ring introductions for the Roode vs. Joe main event. (down 12.0% vs. 2011-Q7 average)
Q8: Impact increased slightly to a 1.06 rating for the Roode vs. Joe main event, one commercial break, and the show-concluding angle with the Bischoffs and Flair in the ring again. (down 11.3% vs. 2011-Q8 average)
We start off this week with the Smackdown brand and your announcers are Jack Korpela and Matt Striker.
Match Number One: Cody Rhodes with Bag Men versus Ted DiBiase
They lock up and Ted with a side head lock and teke down. Cody with a head scissors and Ted escapes. Ted with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ted wants Cody to get out of the corner.
Cody wants a Greco Roman Knuckle Lock but Rhodes goes for the leg and he takes Ted into the corner. Cody pushes Ted and Ted with an Irish whip and he gives Cody a back body drop for a near fall. Ted with an arm bar but Cody tries for an arm drag but Ted holds on and rolls through. Cody with a punch and forearm to Ted.
Ted rolls through on a hip toss and he connects with a running boot for a near fall. Ted returns to the arm bar. Cody with a forearm and then he hits a drop kick after missing a clothesline and elbow. Cody gets a near fall. Cody with kicks to Ted and the referee warns him. Cody charges at Ted but Ted sends Cody through the ropes to the floor.
Cody with a knee and forearm on the floor. Cody tries for Beautiful Disaster using the apron but Ted senses it and Ted with a drop kick.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cody with kicks in the corner but Ted returns fire with punches and kicks. Ted goes to the turnbuckles and he punches Cody in the head. Ted misses a charge into the corner and hits the ring post with his shoulder. Cody puts Ted in the Tree of Woe and Cody kicks Ted.
Cody stands over Ted and he taunts him before hitting a gourdbuster. Cody with a near fall. Cody with a key lock on Ted but Ted with punches to Cody. Cody responds with a knee to the midsection. Cody with a boot to Ted. Cody with a boot to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back and then Cody applies a hammer lock.
Cody traps the other arm and gets a near fall. Ted with elbows to escape the hold and then Ted with punches and kicks. Cody with a head butt using the mask and he gets a near fall on Ted. Cody stomps on the hand but Ted with punches followed by an Irish whip. Ted runs into a knee. Cody escapes a belly-to-back suplex but Ted with a rebound clothesline and an atomic drop followed by a flying Yakuza kick for a near fall.
Ted with a kick to Rhodes followed by a sit out spinebuster for a near fall. Ted signals that he is going for the mask and Cody with an elbow and then he hits Ted with a forearm to the head that might have also included a shot using the mask. Cody goes up top for a moonsault and he hits Ted and gets a near fall.
Cody with a rollup for a near fall. Ted goes after Cody in the ropes but Rhodes uses his mask to stun DiBiase. Cody follows that with Cross Rhodes for the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Ezekiel Jackson versus Jinder Mahal
They lock up and Jackson with a side head lock. Mahal with forearms but Jackson with a shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall. Jackson works on the wrist but Mahal with punches followed by a knee. Mahal tries for a suplex but Jackson blocks it and hits a suplex of his own for a near fall. Mahal with a kick to the knee and then Mahal with a running boot to the head. Mahal gets a near fall.
Mahal with more kicks and then he puts Jackson in a front face lock followed by a neck breaker. Mahal gets a near fall. Mahal with a kick to Jackson and then he chokes him in the ropes. Mahal returns to the choke using the ropes and then he drops a few knees to Jackson. Mahal with a near fall and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Mahal with a forearm as he continues to work on the neck. Mahal with a cravate followed by knees to the head.
Jackson with a clothesline to Mahal and then he gives Mahal another one in the corner. Jackson with a series of slams to work on the back. Mahal with a kick but Jackson with an Irish whip and body block. Jackson gets Mahal up on his shoulders for the torture rack and Mahal taps out.
Winner: Ezekiel Jackson
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw portion of this week’s show and your announcers are Josh Mathews and Scott Stanford.
Match Number Three: Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston versus JTG and Primo
JTG and Kofi start things off and JTG gets in Kofi’s face and Kofi responds with kicks to JTG. JTG with a punch that sends Kofi to the mat and then Kofi with a few leap frogs followed by a leaping back elbow. Bourne tags in and they connect with kicks and a double bulldog for a near fall.
Primo tags in and Bourne with a near fall. Primo with punches to Bourne. Primo with a float over but Bourne does not go into the corner. Bourne with a knee to the head but he misses a second one and Primo tags in JTG. JTG with kicks to Bourne. JTG with a wrist clutch swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Primo tags back in and Primo with a leg sweep and leg drop followed by an elbow drop for a near fall.
Primo with a reverse chin lock and forearms to the back. Primo sets for the lungblower but Bourne rolls through and Kofi tags in. Kofi with clothesline and a drop kick. Kofi misses a splash into the corner but Kofi with a pendulum kick. Kofi knocks JTG off the apron and then Kofi with a springboard cross body to Primo for a near fall. Kofi with the Boom Drop and then he sets for Trouble in Paradise. JTG distracts Kofi and Primo with a rollup for a near fall. Primo with a springboard move that Kofi avoids. Kofi with SOS for a near fall.
Bourne takes care of JTG with a flying knee. Primo tries to throw Bourne over the top rope to the floor but Bourne holds on and kicks Primo. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise and Bourne with the Shooting Star Press for the three count.
Winners: Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
Match Number Four: Kelly Kelly and Eve Torres versus The Bellas
Eve and Nikki start things off and Nikki retreats to the corner before doing anything. Eve slides between the legs of Nikki and gets a rollup for a near fall. Eve with a clothesline and then she does the booty shaking moonsault for a near fall. Nikki sends Eve to the apron and Nikki chokes Eve in the ropes and then she clips Eve while Brie distracts her.
Nikki uses the ropes to work on the arm. Nikki continues to work on the arm and Brie tags in. Eve pushes Brie into the turnbuckles but Brie keeps Eve from making the tag and then she brings Eve back into her corner. Nikki tags back in and they send Eve into the mat and she gets a near fall. Nikki with a slam and then she applies an arm bar. Eve with kicks and she tries for a sunset flip but Nikki stays up and drops a knee.
Brie tags back in and hits a double sledge from the ropes. Brie with an arm wringer and she applies a key lock. Eve gets to her feet and she hits a Samoan drop to get out of the hold.
Kelly tags in and hits a Thesz Press from the turnbuckles and then she spanks Brie followed by the screaming head scissors. Kelly with a forearm and bulldog. Kelly puts Brie in the corner and then she gives the Stinkface. Nikki drops Kelly on the top rope and Eve with a drop kick to Nikki. Kelly with a kick and a K2 for the three count.
We start off with a video package looking back at last week when James Storm defeated Kurt Angle to win the World Title, as well as backstage comments talking about how hard he’s worked to become champion and how it’s like a dream, and if anyone pinches him to wake him up, he’s going to knock that guy out. We then go out to the ring as the new champion addresses the crowd, telling them about how he watched Wrestlemania 3 with his late dad and he decided that he wanted to be World Champion one day, and he silenced all the people who said he wasn’t good enough because now, he’s the champion. He couldn’t have done it without the fans, so he wants to thank them for helping make his dream come true, but he also wants to bring Fortune out to the ring to thank them as well. He specifically wants to tell Roode that he got screwed out of the opportunity he worked his whole life for, so he got drunk and decided to give Roode the first shot at the title.
Roode accepts of course, but Samoa Joe comes out to say he used to be part of this group that fought the power that held them down, but for all their self righteousness they preach, he sees the same four scumbags that he did a long time ago, and he sees another Immortal group trying to keep it all in the family, which shouldn’t be too hard for that hillbilly James Storm. Joe’s words, not mine. Instead of giving all his friends title shots, he’s going to prove to everyone that it’s a new day and give Joe a title shot. Storm says Joe had his opportunity and the window closed, and maybe he should give his friends title shots first since Joe’s lost to everyone for months now. Sting’s music hits, and the new Authority Figure comes out to settle the dispute. He says they both have really strong cases, so tonight, it’ll be Joe against Roode with the winner getting a title shot next week in Macon, Georgia.
Tonight: Jeff Hardy has his first match since March as he faces Bully Ray, and Gail Kim makes her own return against Tara.
We go backstage to Christopher Daniels, who claims that AJ Styles fed doctored audio through the speakers to make everyone think he quit at Bound For Glory, and he’ll show how good he is next when he faces “Bob” Van Dam.
Let’s go to the ring for our opening match…
Christopher Daniels vs Rob Van Dam
Chain wrestling sequence to start and Vam Dam gets a bodyscissors rollup for 2. Another back and forth sequence leads to Daniels rolling RVD up for 2 as AJ Styles comes out to join Mike and Taz at the announce booth. RVD boots Daniels in the face and hits a standing moonsault for 2, Daniels drop toeholds RVD into the bottom turnbuckle and puts the boots to him, but eats RVD’s boots on a charge into the corner. He hits a uranage and goes for the BME, but Van Dam moves and hits the stepover leg lariat. RVD with the rolling monkey flip out of the corner and a springboard thrust kick, but Daniels rolls out of the ring to escape Rolling Thunder. RVD doesn’t miss a beat and hits a dive over the top rope, rolls Daniels back into the ring, and Daniels rolls to the floor to dodge the five star frogsplash. RVD goes out to the floor and drapes Daniels on the guardrail and hits the leg lariat off the apron. Daniels goes under the ring and grabs a toolbox, ramming it into RVD’s ribs to get himself disqualified.
Winner: Rob Van Dam by DQ
Daniels grabs a screwdriver out of the toolbox andstalks RVD with it, but AJ drops his headset and comes tearing down to the ring to chase Daniels into the crowd.
Karen Jarrett, Gail Kim, and Madison Rayne are backstage, and they’re…WALKING!
Karen Jarrett comes out with her entire entourage in tow. Anyone care to explain to me how she’s still in power since Immortal lost control of TNA? Gail Kim says everyone can stop with the emails asking her why she did what she did last week, because it’s nobody’s business. But she’s happy to tell us anyway: people have been telling her what to do for her entire career, from TNA to ANOTHER COMPANY and back, but finally Karen made her realize it’s not about the company she works for or the fans who never put a dime in her pocket, it’s all about her being the center of attention and being the one who’s noticed, but most of all, it’s about her being treated like the main eventer she is. Karen says that since Gail’s been suc ha good sport, she’s going to get her title match with Velvet at Turning Point, and the sooner they get the belt off that prostitute Velvet Sky and around the waist of Gail, the better off everyone will be. Gail says she won’t let Karen or herself down, and she wants a piece of fresh meat to come out so she can prove her greatness.
Gail Kim vs Tara
Yep, that Tara is green as grass. Gail attacks Tara on her way into the ring and starts viciously ramming Tara’s face into the mat and then repeatedly drills her in the head with right hands. Tara tries to fight back, but Gail just rips her head off with a hard clothesline. Gail hauls Tara up by the face and yells at her that she’s pathetic before dumping her out to the floor. Karen shoves Traci around and yells at her at ringside as Gail hauls Tara back into the ring and stomps her in the face as we go to commercial.
We’re back, and Gail Kim is choking Tara with her boot in the corner. Gail misses a charge into the corner, but catches Tara with a back elbow and locks her in the modified Royal Octopus. Tara hiptosses out of the hold and finally begins firing back on Gail, taking her out with a series of clotheslines and a rolling neckbreaker for 2. Gail drop toeholds Tara onto the bottom rope and chokes her with herboot again, then hauls Tara back to her feet and htis Sole Food for the win.
Winner: Gail Kim
This was the best Knockouts match I’ve seen on Impact in forever, and Gail looked like a million bucks and showed in one appearance what WWE was missing out on for years.
Jeff Hardy’s backstage saying he’s back in the ring tonight against Bully Ray, and they go way back, but it’s been a long time since he’s faced him or anyone else and this will be a real test for him tonight.
Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair are backstage tonight, and they blow off Robbie E blabbering about his TV Title match because Flair is busy telling Bischoff to kick the crap out of his kid. There’s some quality family sentiment there.
TV Title Match: Eric Young vs Robbie E
Okay, this is pretty funny: Rob Terry is Robbie E’s bouncer and stands in front of a velvet rope holding waving at the fans to stay back while Robbie fist pumps. Well, I guess they have to justify paying him somehow. Young comes out looking homeless and ties up with the referee and backs him to the corner before the match, and then starts unloading on Robbie when the bell rings. He hits Robbie with a flying forearm, then does the Flair Flip to the apron, comes flying over the top with a clothesline, and htis a really nice belly to belly. He gets distracted by Rob Terry and Robbie backdrops him, but Young gets his foot up as Robbie charges him in the corner and gets a crucifix for the win.
Winner: Eric Young
Rob Terry blindsides Young after the match and holds him so Robbie can ram his fist into his gut. Young goes down in a heap, but Terry pulls him back up and now Robbie rams his knee into Young’s midsection. He tells Terry to pull him up again and Young just piefaces Young and sends him down in a heap. They head to the back, and Young grabs a microphone and is aghast that Robbie punched him in the stomach. He’s never been accused of being the smartest guy, but Rob Terry got involved and now, he’s got to bring in the Hollywood heavies, so when they get to Georgia, he’s bringing Ronnie from the Jersey Shore. Okay.
Eric Bischoff is backstage, and he’s…WALKING!
Christopher Daniels is backstage trying to negotiate his contract with his agent, and Frankie Kazarian comes in and says this stuff with AJ has to stop. He wants Daniels to call him and talk things out friend to friend. We then go to Bully Ray, who asks if Jeff Hardy pissed in Sting’s cornflakes because he must have to get him in his first match back. He’s going to make sure Jeff’s first match back is his last match back, and he’s never respected Jeff because rehab is for quitters.
If you can believe this, we go to a Garrett Bischoff video package, and we see all kinds of clips of Garrett intentionally blowing calls to benefit his dad as he talks about how he thought all he had to do was follow his dad because he idolized him his entire life, but he doesn’t want to be like him anymore. He doesn’t want to hit his dad or beat up an old man, and then immediately after that we see a clip of last week when he knocked his old dad out.
Now we go to the arena and Bischoff is coming out to talk. This ought to be enlightening. If boos could kill a man, Bischoff would have been dead before he got close to the ring. He has some family business to take care of here, because his firstborn son, and the crowd actually chants “we want Garrett” as Bischoff calls his kid out for a chat. Yeah, encourage him, way to go. Garrett comes out and gets in the ring, and Eric says that he conceived and raised him to follow in his footsteps, and he didn’t waste his semen so he could go follow someone else. He’s raised him to follow in his footsteps from the day he brought Garrett to the AWA studios in Minneapolis, and Garrett let him down and embarrassed him and the entire Bischoff family for generations to come. He could kick Garrett’s ass, but instead, he’ll do what he never does for anybody. Garrett says he doesn’t want it to go down this way, and Eric says he doesn’t give a damn what he wants and calls him a selfish little prick (again, his words), then says that Garrett will apologize to him before the end of the night or he’ll kick his ass. He calls his son a punk and walks off. What a great segment.
Ric flair is backstage losing his mind over Garrett being a disrespectful punk, and he’s going to find Garrett and talk to him about respect.
Garrett is backstage with Flair and says “Hello, Mr Flair” but Flair says it’s not Mr Flair, it’s God. Wrestling needs men, and not disrespectful little punks like him. Garrett tries to explain, but Flair says he doesn’t want to hear it because Garrett isn’t big, tough, or have enough balls to do what his father did. This business is breaking in punks who couldn’t walk in his shoes 30 years ago. Garrett keeps trying to talk, but Flair keeps cutting him off to tell him that he needs his ass kicked in front of the world to teach these kids respect because this is a sport for men who have bled and sweated and paid the price and not to be surprised if Flair is out there kicking his ass too. Flair slaps him around and shoves him hard in the chest several times before saying something that gets bleeped out and walking off.
Jeff Hardy video package, as he talks about how he needed to go home and get away from TV and wrestling and just get his head together while everyone else wants him gone from TNA. Jeff Jarrett comes out to the ring and says there’s one thing missing from the video package, and that’s the way Hardy looked when he showed up all messed up at his last appearance in early 2011. Maybe they should show him main eventing Turning Point 2006, except that they can’t because he didn’t show up. Hardy’s music hits and he comes out to confront Jarrett, who tears his shirt off and dares Hardy to get in the ring with him. Hardy slides into the ring and they brawl until security comes out to pull them apart yet again. As you might expect, Bully Ray runs out of the back and blindsides Hardy, and the bell rings…
Jeff Hardy vs Bully Ray
Crowd is solidly behind Hardy as Bully Ray drills him in the head and lights him up with a massive chop in the corner and we go to commercial. We’re back and Hardy is unloading on Bubba in the corner and hits the Whisper In The Wind, then goes for the Twist of Fate but Bubba shoves him off into the ropes and takes him out with a boot to the face. Bubba gets Hardy in a nerve hold, Hardy tries to fight out but Bubba just yanks him down to the mat by the hair. Bubba hits a slam and comes off the ropes with a sweet elbowdrop for 2, then hits a running avalanche in the corner for another 2. Bubba repeatedly drills Hardy with crossfaces and the referee yells at him for some reason I don’t understand because it’s a legal move. Bubba charges Hardy in the corner, but Hardy gets the boot up and comes off the second rope with a legdrop for 2. Bubba hits a big backdrop but misses a big splash, Hardy hits the Twist of Fate and Swanton and that’s all she wrote.
Winner: Jeff Hardy
Christy Hemme is at ringside and congratulates Jeff on his return to Impact Wrestling, and Hardy wants to welcome everyone back into his life, but the interview is cut short when Jeff Jarrett comes back through the crowd and lays Hardy out from behind. He tosses Hardy back into the ring and Bubba takes his head off with a clothesline. Jarrett pulls a table out from under the ring and they set it up on the inside, but Ken Anderson runs out to save Hardy from death via super bomb and Jarrett and Bubba hightail it to the back.
Bobby Roode is backstage saying he has a ton on his mind: he’s got a chance for another title shot tonight, his best friend is the World Champion, and tonight he has to go through Joe for another shot at achieving his lifelong dream.
#1 Contender Match: Samoa Joe vs Bobby Roode
Tie up and Joe takes Roode to the corner and just beats him down, but Roode pops up and stomps a mudhole in Joe in the corner. Roode tears through Joe with a clothesline and gets a neckbreaker for 1. Joe gets a back elbow, but Roode takes him down into the Crippler Crossface and Joe quickly slips out to the floor. Joe pulls Roode out after him and rams Roode back first into the ring apron, then they head back in and Joe snaps Roode over with a quick powerslam for 2. Joe with the inverted atomic drop, running boot, and senton combo for 2. Joe gets Roode in a rear chinlock, Roode fights his way out but Joe drops him with a running forearm to the face and goes back to the chinlock. Joe gets another inverted atomic drop, but comes off the ropes and Roode catches him with an Arn Anderson spinebuster or, as Tenay calls it, a “Double R” spinebuster. No idea who Double R is, but I’m sure he was watching on proudly. They go toe to toe in the ring with Roode coming out on top, and Roode gets the advantage and takes Joe down with a Blockbuster for 2. Joe hits a Death Valley Driver but only gets 2, so he goes for the Muscle Buster, Roode slips out and gets him in the Crippler Crossface, and Joe reverses to a cradle for 2. Joe with a double kneebreaker, but Roode reverses a whip to send Joe hard into the corner and gets a Perfectplex for the win.
Winner: Bobby Roode
James Storm comes out of the back and shares a look of respect with Roode, then motions that it’ll be the two of them next week as Roode smiles excitedly. We then go backstage to Bischoff, who says he’s looking forward to confronting his son after what happened last week.
Eric Bischoff comes out to the ring and says it’s embarrassing to have your family dramas play out in front of a national audience, but families can work things out and put stuff behind them, and calls Garrett out to apologize because he raised him right and he made a mistake, but he’s a good kid and he’ll do the right thing. Garrett comes out and Eric says that before he apologizes, he just wants to say that there’s two sides to every coin, so he wants to say that he forgives Garrett for getting caught up in the emotion because he understands what it’s liketo be young and dumb and let things cloud your judgment, so he can go ahead and tell the world he’s sorry and things will go back to the way they used to be. Garrett hesitates, and Eric reminds him that he said to go ahead and apologize because he’s pushing him to the point where he might not forgive him, and he wants him to apologize in front of all these people. Garrett says no, so Eric slaps him and says to apologize. Garrett grabs his dad by the shirt and backs him to the ropes, but Ric Flair comes out and shoves Garrett back.
He says he told Eric to treat Garrett like he treated him, then yells at Garrett to quit worrying about the fans and apologize to his father. Flair slaps Garrett and tells him to apologize to his father and then kiss his ass. Flair slaps him again and says he’s not messing around like his dad and tells him one more time to apologize. He takes his coat off and shoves Garrett into the ropes, and Garrett comes off and decks Flair in the face. Flair pulls his jacket off and kicks Garrett low, then Eric comes from behind and punches his son in the junk, then Flair stomps on his groin, beats the crap out of him in the corner, and kicks him in the nuts again. Flair steps on Garrett’s head and tells him to kiss his ass before stomping on his head as we wrap up this week’s stellar installment of Impact.
Eric Bischoff, Controversy "Headed back to Cody. Great TV's last night. Crowd was super hot. Special thanks to the team @ TNA that promoted the market. The crowd were the stars of the shows!. Taking Impact on the road full time will grow this brand faster than anyone knows. Now is the time!"
McMahon upset over Zack Ryder shirt? Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 10/26/2011 at 09:47 PM
Vince McMahon reportedly "freaked out" a few weeks back when seeing Zack Ryder's "Take Care, Spike Your Hair" t-shirt because of the word "Spike." Apparently this has to do with Spike TV and TNA being on their network.
We noted the other day that Ryder's shirts had sold out on WWE's shop website and he had a new Authentic shirt out. Word is that Vince originally wanted to pull the "Spike" shirts but decided to stop production on them but sell the ones that were in stock.
This week's RAW rating up from last week Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 10/25/2011 at 06:31 PM
Last night's WWE RAW Supershow scored a 3.31 cable rating, up a bit from the previous week. This week's show averaged 4.71 million viewers with the first hour averaging 4.93 million and the second hour averaging 4.64 million.
This week on cable, RAW was #2 behind ESPN's Monday Night Football in the important male demographics. RAW was #1 this week in the Males 12-17 demographic.
The official website of Florida Championship Wrestling has removed developmental wrestler Rodney Thomas from their roster section, which would indicate that he has been released from his contract with WWE.
Thomas, previously known as “Shotgun” Brock Barker on the Canadian independent wrestling scene, is a graduate of Lance Storm’s professional wrestling academy in Calgary, Alberta. He signed a developmental contract with WWE earlier this year following a tryout.
Meanwhile, Tough Enough winner Andy Leavine has been added to their roster under the name Kevin Hackman. Photos of Leavine holding the Tough Enough Championship are enclosed but no mention is made of the Florida native winning the reality television series.
Leavine has been training at their Tampa facility since June, during which he was reportedly suspended for a violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program. He has since returned to action.
Nash & Barrett Tweet After RAW, JR-Cole Posted by Dave Mitchell on 10/25/2011 at 09:25 AM
- Kevin Nash appeared on Monday's RAW and brutally attacked Triple H with a sledge hammer on two separate occasions. Nash, who looked to be in the best shape we've seen him in in years, tweeted the following after RAW:
"in these hard times, a man must do for his family what needs to be done.Only the strong survive. have worked harder in the last year than in my life.Feel better than I did at 30.Haters hate,but my body is ready,mind right.smells like$$$"
- Jim Ross tweeted the following regarding whether he'll be at next weeks RAW from Atlanta:
"If anyone w/ a brain thinks that next week in ATL @ RAW that between Cole & GM I have a chance in hell to come out ok you're pet coon goofy."
- Wade Barrett tweeted the following after defeating John Morrison on RAW. Barrett sees his win as the start of a new chapter in his young but storied WWE career:
"Barrett claims another victim. It is now beyond a great uprising. This is a fully-fledged resurrection. #TheSecondComing"
- WWE terms trending worldwide on Twitter last night during RAW included The Rock, John Cena, Awesome Truth, The Miz, R-Truth, Michael Cole, Zack Ryder, The Great White, Christian, Cody Rhodes, Randy Orton, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Mason Ryan, Celtic Cross, Ricardo Rodriguez, Alicia Fox, John Morrison, Wade Barrett and Kevin Nash.
- Tonight's WWE RAW Supershow opens up with the usual introduction video. And we're live from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas as the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW. He's joined by Jerry Lawler on commentary. They discuss last night's Vengeance pay-per-view. We see stills of the collapsed ring and the Last Man Standing Match. They show the footage of Kevin Nash powerbombing Triple H.
- We go to the ring and out comes Triple H to a big pop.
The crowd chants Triple H's name. He says it's a tough business. He was talk early that you can either make friends or make money. He says he's always lived by that but considered himself lucky because he's had money and success plus his share of friends. Triple H name-drops Shawn Michaels, Sean Waltman, Kevin Nash. He says somewhere along the lines things changed. He thought he still had friends but when he got in a position of power, realized some of those friends were just there for a reason. HHH throws up the Kliq sign and the crowd pops. He talks about Nash attacking him at Vengeance and the crowd boos. HHH says he isn't worried about his physical well being because this might sound corny, he says, but Kevin Nash broke his heart. Now, he wants to take it out on Nash.
HHH says he knows Nash is here tonight and calls him out. Triple H wants to kick his ass. The crowd chants for Triple H again as he waits for Nash. Out comes John Laurinaitis to heat from the crowd. Laurinaitis heard a rumor that Nash was in town but he also heard a rumor that Nash was at home. Triple H tells him to shut up. Laurinaitis tries to keep talking but HHH stops him. HHH tells him not to step through the ropes because he's not in the mood. It's not going to end well for Laurinaitis, he says. Laurinaitis keeps trying to talk but Triple H cuts him off. HHH says he is the COO and Laurinaitis still reports to him. HHH says Laurinaitis will be the guy tonight who scours the building to find Kevin Nash, then brings him to the ring. HHH doesn't care what Laurinaitis has to do. Bring Nash here and offer him a contract, one he can't refuse. If he doesn't, Triple H is going to go wherever he has to and find Nash. HHH says he will go to jail and embarrass the company if he has to. HHH tells Laurinaitis again to do what he has to do to bring Nash in. HHH drops the mic and walks off. Laurinaitis tries to plead with him. HHH turns around on the stage to have words with Laurinaitis. Nash runs out and hits HHH in the back with a sledgehammer. Laurinaitis runs up the ramp and tells Nash to get out of here because he's not supposed to be here. Security come out but Nash pushes some of them off. Laurinaitis is pissed as he checks on HHH. Officials check on HHH and help him to the back as the crowd pops. Cameras catch Nash walking through backstage and staring down some of the WWE talents. We go to replays of what just happened and come back to Triple H trying to walk on his own backstage. He takes a few steps and falls. They call for paramedics as we go to commercial.
- Back from the break and the announcers play up the seriousness of the attack on Triple H as we get more replays. We go backstage and HHH is being loaded into an ambulance. Nash appears with the sledgehammer and forces the EMT's to put him down. Nash stands up the stretcher with HHH attached to it and leans him against a wall. Security comes over and tries to get Nash to back off but he decks HHH in the face with the sledgehammer. Security tangle with Nash and he finally backs off. HHH is laid out on the stretcher as they go to load him in the ambulance. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see an ambulance rushing away to the hospital with Triple H in the back of it. We get more replays of Nash attacking Triple H tonight.
Randy Orton and Sheamus vs. Christian and Cody Rhodes
At 9:26, we finally go to the ring and out comes Randy Orton to a big pop. Out next comes his partner Sheamus. Christian is out next followed by his partner, WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes.
Christian starts things out with Orton. They go to lock up but Christian strikes first and takes it to the corner. Orton fires back with a clothesline and a big back drop. Orton does his usual stomps and locks eyes with Cody. Orton tags in Sheamus. Sheamus comes over the top rope with a shoulder for a 2 count. Sheamus presses Christian high but he slides out. Christian slaps Sheamus and tags in Cody. Cody runs in and gets backdropped. Sheamus traps Cody in the ropes now and wails away with forearm shots to the chest.
Sheamus with a clothesline and a 2 count as Cody goes to the floor. Christian leaps off the apron with a shoulder. Cody meets Sheamus coming back in the ring and takes control. 2 count for Cody. Cody with a headlock now as we take another commercial break.
Back from the break and Sheamus and Cody are in control of Sheamus. Christian goes for Killswitch but it's countered and Christian goes down. Sheamus tags in Orton. Orton clotheslines Christian twice and powerslams him. Orton with a big neckbreaker and a 2 count. They go at it on the apron and Orton hits the second rope draping DDT. Orton goes for the RKO on Cody who attacks from behind. Orton fights him off but Christian comes over and they take Orton out. Cody comes in and stomps away on Orton. 2 count for Cody. Cody drops a knee on Orton. They trade shots and Cody dropkicks Orton. Christian is tagged back in and they double team Orton. Christian ends up coming off the top rope but Orton dropkicks him in mid-air. Sheamus comes in and unloads on Cody with clotheslines and a scoop slam. Sheamus with a clothesline in the corner and a knee to the face. Sheamus with the Irish Curse backbreaker and a 2 count.
Sheamus goes for the Celtic Cross but Christian distracts him. They go back and forth. Cody hits the Beautiful Disaster kick on Sheamus. Cody distracts the referee while Christian spears Sheamus. 2 count. Orton comes in and takes Christian out with an RKO. Cody takes Orton out of the ring. Cody goes for Beautiful Disaster on Sheamus but Sheamus barely connects with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus hits the Celtic Cross for the win.
Winners: Randy Orton and Sheamus
- We get stills of what happened in last night's Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Title.
- John Laurinaitis is in his office on the phone. David Otunga is sitting there. Stephanie McMahon is on the other end and it sounds like she's blaming Laurinaitis for what happened to Triple H. They hang up. John Cena interrupts Otunga and Laurinaitis. Cena tells Otunga to hit the bricks and wants words with Laurinaitis right now. Cena tells Laurinaitis to follow Zack Ryder on Twitter, take two weeks off then quit, then give him a match tonight. Cena wants The Miz and R-Truth. It's Cena and a partner picked by Laurinaitis vs. Miz and Truth. Back to commercial.
Santino Marella vs. Dolph Ziggler
Back from commercial and Santino Marella is in the ring waiting. Out next comes the WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero and Jack Swagger.
The bell rings and Santino does the usual comedy kick attempts. More comedy from Santino and a hip toss. Dolph gets mad but Santino chases him back with the Cobra. Dolph decks Santino and starts stomping away. Ziggler connects with a dropkick and shows off as the crowd boos. Santino ducks a clothesline and hits a hip toss, followed by the headbutt to the chest. Santino calls for the Cobra but Swagger gets on the apron. Santino turns around to a Zig Zag from Ziggler for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- After the match, Swagger enters the ring and they beat Santino down. Swagger puts the ankle lock on him. Mason Ryan runs out as Ziggler leaves the ring. Ryan clotheslines Swagger and hits him with a big boot. Vickie leaves with her team as Ryan helps Santino up and we go to replays.
- The Bella twins are backstage talking when Zack Ryder walks up filming his show. He's so excited because Laurinaitis chose him to be Cena's partner tonight.
- Up next is Alberto Del Rio's Victory Speech after retaining the WWE Title at Vengeance. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Ricardo Rodriguez introduces the WWE Champion and out comes Alberto Del Rio to the ring. Del Rio talks about defeating John Cena at Vengeance and how he left him on the floor like a dying dog. Del Rio says he proved once again he is the better man. Del Rio says he's done with Cena, he had his chance and he lost. Del Rio says he is moving on to other challengers but nobody is better than him in WWE so get used to seeing him as Champion.
CM Punk's music hits and out he comes to a big pop.
The crowd chants for Punk as he walks down the ramp. Punk says he's beat Del Rio multiple times, the last time being four weeks ago on RAW. Punk reminds Del Rio that he never received his one-on-one title shot after Del Rio cashed in on him. Punk asks Del Rio if he has the cojones to put the title on the line. Del Rio says he will defend against anyone worthy but Punk lost his match last night and he's a loser. Losers don't deserve title shots, Del Rio says. Del Rio tells Punk to come see him when he can do things right, when he gets a victory. Del Rio calls Punk a loser again and says he's at the back of the line. The crowd chants for Punk again. Punk says maybe he doesn't deserve it, maybe he is at the back of the line, maybe he is a loser and maybe if Del Rio isn't willing to give him a title shot, he will just put him to sleep anyway. Laurinaitis comes walking out and says he's fed up with everything.
Laurinaitis says this isn't going to happen on his watch. Laurinaitis says they both make good points and he wants to give the WWE Universe what they want. Laurinaitis proposes Punk vs. Del Rio for the WWE Title at Survivor Series. Punk asks what the catch is. Laurinaitis says Punk needs to tell him he respects Laurinaitis in front of everyone. Punk asks if he's Aretha Franklin. Punk says Laurinaitis clearly doesn't respect him and says respect is earned, not given. Punk talks about how RAW isn't any better with Laurinaitis in charge. Laurinaitis tells him to swallow his pride and say it. Punk sucks it up, mocks Laurinaitis' voice and says he respects him, Funkman. Laurinaitis gives Punk one more chance to do it right. The crowd chants for Punk as he thinks about it. Punk says he respects Laurinaitis. He respects how he comes out every week with a deer in the headlights look. Punk goes on and rips Laurinaitis for his past. Punk says never in this business has anyone with so little done so much, he respects that. Laurinaitis says that's not good enough and Punk's not suitable for a WWE Title shot. Laurinaitis is going to take another week to think about it. Punk tells him to think about this and attacks Del Rio. Punk beats Del Rio down and goes for GTS but Ricardo makes the save. Del Rio flees the ring and leaves Ricardo. Punk hits GTS on Ricardo as Del Rio runs his mouth from the ramp and Laurinaitis looks on. Punk poses on the ropes and has words with Del Rio.
- Still to come tonight, John Cena and Zack Ryder vs. The Miz and R-Truth. Back to commercial.
Natalya vs. Alicia Fox
Back from the break and Natalya is making her way to the ring with WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix. Beth joins Cole and Lawler on commentary. Out next comes her opponent Alicia Fox.
The bell rings and they go at it. Natalya takes Alicia's knee out and slams her face into the mat. Natalya continues the attack and clotheslines Alicia. Natalya drops a submission on Alicia's leg. Alicia tries to fight out of it but Natalya keeps her down. Alicia finally makes a comeback and rolls Natalya up for the win.
Winner: Alicia Fox
- After the match, we see Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly watching in the back. Natalya and Beth attack Alicia but she escapes the ring and up the ramp. Back to commercial.
John Morrison vs. Wade Barrett
Back from the break and out comes John Morrison. Out next comes his opponent Wade Barrett from SmackDown.
The bell rings and they go at it. Barrett shoves Morrison back but he comes back with a forearm. They go back and forth trading kicks and punches. Morrison dropkicks Barrett. Morrison runs the ropes but Barrett slides out to the floor. Morrison dives through the ropes and takes Barrett out. They tangle on the floor and Barrett back kicks Morrison. Barrett tosses Morrison into the fan barrier as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Barrett is in control of the match in the ring. Barrett levels Morrison with a big boot for a 2 count. Barrett chokes Morrison on the ropes as the referee counts. Barrett with knees to the head now. Barrett charges and hits another big boot, this time knocking Morrison out of the ring.
Barrett brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Barrett puts a knee in Morrison's back. Morrison fights out but Barrett whips him to the corner. Morrison comes out with an elbow to the face and a clothesline. Morrison with a few kicks and a kick to the face. Morrison with the charging knee to the jaw for a 2 count. Morrison ducks a clothesline and rolls Barrett up for 2. Morrison charges but Barrett catches him in a big side slam for 2. Barrett goes for Wasteland but Morrison counters with a side leg sweep. Morrison goes for Starship Pain but lands on his feet as Barrett moves. They fight in the corner and then go to the ropes. Morrison springboards but lands on Barrett's shoulders for a botched Wasteland. Barrett picks up Morrison and nails Wasteland for the win.
Winner: Wade Barrett
- Cole and Lawler show us replays again of what happened between Kevin Nash and Triple H earlier tonight. Cole announces that Triple H has suffered a concussion and possibly a broken neck.
- They talk about how Cole has been tweeting with Jim Ross all night. Cole says he's had enough and stands up in his chair. Cole tells the fans in the arena that Ross has been on Twitter and WWE's website all night running his mouth. Cole says Ross must be drunk and says Ross sent out some photographs on Twitter by accident. Cole shows photos on the big screen. One is of Ross photoshopped as the baby oil girl with the dog. Another is a photoshop pic of Ross on a exercise bike with some ribs dangling in front of him. The third is Ross in a Sooners cheerleading outfit. Cole says he has had enough of Ross and is ready to put an end to it once and for all. Cole challenges Ross to the Michael Cole Challenge for next week's RAW in Atlanta. If Ross wins the challenge, he can have his seat back on RAW because Cole will quit.
- Still to come, Cena and Ryder vs. Miz and Truth. Back to commercial.
- Zack Ryder is backstage with Josh Matthews. Ryder is excited about his first RAW main event and teaming with one of his Broskis. Miz and Truth attack Ryder from behind and beat him down. Officials finally get them to back off and tend to Ryder.
The Miz and R-Truth vs. John Cena and Zack Ryder
We go to the ring and out come The Miz and R-Truth. Miz tells them to cut the music and talks about a revolution that they have started. They mock Triple H and say he got what he deserved. Miz says when they rise up, nobody will be safe from the truth. Ryder just found that out and so did Triple H, he says. Truth says the party is just getting started. Miz says Cena can wear whatever catchphrases he wants but he can't rise above them. That's the truth and that's awesome. The crowd boos as we go to commercial again.
John Cena vs. The Miz and R-Truth
Back from the break and it's announced that John Laurinaitis has made this a handicap match. John Cena's music hits and out he comes to a big pop.
Miz starts things out for his team. The bell rings and Cena beats Miz down and takes the fight to the corner. Cena with a fisherman's suplex but Miz tags in Truth. Cena unloads on Truth also and takes him down. Cena with an elbow drop. Truth tags in Miz again and the crowd boos. They turn the match around and continue the tags and double teaming on Cena.
Cena suplexes Miz but he tags in Truth. Miz hits a big running kick to the head and then a clothesline in the corner. Miz goes to the top and comes down with a double ax handle. Miz chokes Cena in the corner and brings Truth back in. Truth lays out Cena but he kicks out at 2. Cena tries to make another comeback but they stop him. Cena comes back again and hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Miz. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment on Miz but Truth makes the save by hitting Cena with a water bottle for the DQ.
Winner by DQ: John Cena
- After the match, Truth and Miz beat Cena down. Miz lays Cena out with a Skull Crushing Finale and Truth hits his finisher. Miz and Truth bring steel chairs in the ring but Laurinaitis comes out with referees and tells them to stop. He's tired of being disrespected and not going to stand for it. Laurinaitis tells them to get out of the ring and they argue. Laurinaitis tells the referees to walk them to the back. Laurinaitis tells them to stop and has an idea for a match. He's going to let Cena pick his partner this time. It will be Cena and a partner of his choice vs. The Miz and R-Truth at Survivor Series. Cena takes the mic and the crowd chants for The Rock. Cena says he's sick of The Miz and Truth. Cena says he's not doing this out of friendship but if he's going to defeat Miz and Truth, his partner is going to be someone who can bring it. The crowd pops and chants Rocky. Cena sends the invite out and says he chooses The Rock as his partner.
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