Sheamus def. Christian Ted DiBiase def. Jinder Mahal World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry def. Daniel Bryan Big Show def. three local athletes (3-on-1 Handicap Match) Alicia Fox def. Tamina Hunico & Epico def. The Usos Wade Barrett def. Randy Orton
SmackDown results: Survival of the British By: Michael Burdick November 11, 2011 Tags: SmackDown: November 11, 2011
LIVERPOOL, England – Just nine nights before Survivor Series, SmackDown aired from Liverpool, England for the first time ever, as "The Barrett Barrage" moved across the pond and right over WWE's Apex Predator.
Wade Barrett def. Randy Orton (WATCH | PHOTOS) Just one week after Wade Barrett triumphed over Sheamus, "The Barrett Barrage" gained shocking momentum – as the tough English Superstar scored a stunning victory over opposing Survivor Series Team Captain and nine-time World Champion Randy Orton.
When Barrett countered The Viper's RKO by pushing Orton forward, the referee was forced to duck out of the way to avoid a collision. His split-second loss of focus opened the door for the aggressive Brit to hit his prey with a thumb to the eye, before rolling the disoriented Orton up for the extremely important win.
Hunico & Epico def. The Usos (WATCH | PHOTOS) One week ago, Hunico emerged to help an unknown Epico launch a brutal attack on Sin Cara. This week, the two Superstars teamed up to take on The Usos in tag-team action – with Raw Superstar Primo standing in their corner. During the match, the SmackDown announcers revealed that Primo and Epico are cousins.
After Hunico scored the pinfall – thanks to numerous distractions by his new partners in aggression – Primo launched a post-match sneak attack from behind. This paved the way for a three-on-one assault that only added insult to injury.
Alicia Fox def. Tamina (WATCH | PHOTOS) At the urging of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, the sultry Aksana looked to get some pointers by accompanying Alicia Fox to her match with Tamina. (WATCH)
A-Fox did not disappoint. Even with "Pin-up Strong" Diva Natalya sitting in with the SmackDown announce team, the determined Diva stayed focused, overcoming a tough effort by Tamina with an impressive somersault leg drop.
Big Show def. three local athletes in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Big Show invited his Survivor Series adversary, World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry (MATCH PREVIEW), to stay and watch the carnage he was about to unleash, as he took on three local athletes at the same time.
Dominating with an absolutely massive onslaught, The World's Largest Athlete hit a double chokeslam on two of his unfortunate foes before delivering the WMD to the third for the three-count.
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry def. Daniel Bryan (WATCH | PHOTOS) After surviving his match with Mark Henry one week ago, Daniel Bryan welcomed a rematch against the daunting World's Strongest Champion. But, his heroism proved insufficient, as Henry eventually flattered his gutsy opponent with the World's Strongest Slam.
Following the match, the irate World Champion tried to induct Mr. Money in the Bank into his "Hall of Pain." Bryan fought back valiantly, only to suffer more of the same. However, when his massive punisher tried to attack an advancing Big Show with the chair moments later, The World's Largest Athlete met his wielded steel with the full force of his huge fist.
Ted DiBiase def. Jinder Mahal (WATCH | PHOTOS) The leader of the "DiBiase Posse" continued to carve his own path, reigning supreme over Jinder Mahal with Dream Street.
Sheamus def. Christian (WATCH | PHOTOS) Despite claims by Christian that he had a serious neck injury, the crafty Superstar gave Sheamus a run for his money. After a brutal effort by both Superstars, The Great White hurled his adversary into the turnbuckle, stunning him long enough to hit the Celtic Cross for the pin.
Survivor Series Team Captains Randy Orton and Wade Barrett faced off (WATCH | PHOTOS) Wearing a neck brace – supposedly the result of a chokeslam at the hands of Big Show one week ago – Christian interrupted a heated exchange between recently named Survivor Series Team Captains Randy Orton and Wade Barrett (MATCH PREVIEW). Things quickly turned physical as The Viper engaged both Superstars. The two-on-one struggle inspired Sheamus to charge to the ring and even the odds.
As a result of the altercation, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long ordered an immediate rematch between Sheamus and Christian – a showdown originally scheduled for one week ago. He also made an monumental main event between Barrett and Orton.
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We open with a video package looking at the history of Beer Money leading into last week’s shocking and completely nonsensical heel turn when Bobby Roode hit his now former best friend James Storm with a beer bottle and defeated him to win the World Title.
We then go to the arena as the new champion comes to the ring to address the fans for the first time as the World Champion. He is annoyed at the fans for booing him, but then reasons that they were actually chanting Roode, which is what those morons were doing last week when they cheered him in his match with James Storm. This is a generation of selfishness, and he is the leader of the New Generation. Come on, don’t call it that! We’ll turn around and see TL Hopper and Kwang come running out. He says doing the right thing gets you nowhere, and last week he ate James Storm for lunch and the stupid son of a bitch (Roode’s words) never saw it coming. We see Storm watching backstage on a monitor and being held back by security as the crowd chants Cowboy, but Roode continues and says that after 13 hard years, opportunities like Bound For Glory and last week only come along every so often, so he made the most of it. Storm knocks out a security guard and comes out from the back, but is stopped on the ramp by security, who quickly tears through all of them and rushes the ring as Roode heads for the hills. Sting comes out of the back and cuts off Roode on his way to the back, telling him that if he needs to look out for himself, Sting would rather take the high road, so he’s going to make a rematch tonight and Roode will have to defend against Storm, and as Storm would say, Sting is sorry about his damn luck. Roode is livid as Storm death stares him from the ring.
Speaking of former Fortune members fighting each other, AJ Styles wrestles Christopher Daniels, Ronnie from the Jersey Shore teams with Eric Young against Robbie E and Rob Terry, and Gail Kim & Madison Rayne defend the Knockouts Tag Team Title against Velvet Sky & Mickie James.
Speaking of Young and Ronnie, they’re backstage, and they’re…WALKING!
Speaking of backstage, Dixie Carter is walking around talking with the CEO of Bellator Fighting Championships, the newest addition to the SpikeTV family, then we go to a video package hyping the upcoming Crimson vs Matt Morgan match at Turning Point.
Time to head to the ring for our opening match!
The Pope vs Crimson
They tie up and Pope chain wrestles his way around Crimson, but Crimson takes him down with a shoulderblock. Pope responds with a kick to the gut and a DDT for 1, then comes off the second rope with a fistdrop for 2. Crimson catches Pope in a three quarter nelson and rams knees to his skull, but Pope reverses out and knocks Crimson on his back with an uppercut. Pope comes off the ropes, but Crimson counters to the Red Sky for 3.
Gunner is backstage saying that he was raised to respect your father, and he’s always lived by a chain of command, and tonight, he’s going to teach Garrett Bischoff about that chain of command and teach him some respect.
Time for the match we’ve all been waiting for!
Gunner vs Garett Bischoff
Gunner tells Garett that he’s messed with the wrong group of guys, but Garett doesn’t look intimidated. His old man, by the way, is smiling ear to ear until Garett catches Gunner with a pretty nice armdrag. Gunner takes a charge, so Garett gets another armdrag, a hiptoss, and a backdrop. Gunner bails out to the floor to take a break as Flair jumps into the ring and shoves the referee out of the way, and Garett bails out to the floor as the bell rings.
Winner: Garett Bischoff by DQ
Eric Bischoff is pissed, and now Sting has the ability to rewrite his contract.
Robbie E and Rob Terry are trying to get into Ronnie’s locker room, but security blocks them as Young and Ronnie open the door and start a shoving match.
Someone I don’t recognize walks into James Storm’s locker room,and he’s out on the floor and covered with blood. The guy who came in calls for a trainer and wakes up Storm, who has a pool of blood forming under his head, as the trainer comes in to attend to him.
Zima Ion vs Jesse Sorensen
Sorensen comes out with a football and signs it and then hands it to a kid at ringside on his way to the ring. Hey, if Bret Hart can gladhand by handing out sunglasses, nothing wrong with a football! Sorensen hits a series of armdrags and baseball slides between Ion’s legs and hits a dropkick. Ion rolls out to the floor, but Sorensen is relentless and hits a crossbody over the top rope. They head back into the ring where Ion catches him with a twisting crossbody out of the corner and a belly to back suplex into a facebuster, but Ion misses an attempted 450 splash and Sorensen rolls the dice for the win.
Winner: Jesse Sorensen
Kid Kash comes out putting Sorensen over and says he’s so impressive, but he’s been in the business 10 days and walks around his ring thinking he owns the place. Kash has 20 years in the business and he’s done it all, and took everything he ever got because nobody gave him anything. But now, he’ll give him something: at Turning Point, Sorensen gets a shot at the X Division Title…in a three way that includes both Kash and Austin Aries. The contract is only missing one signature, so he shoves the contract into Sorensen’s hands and tells him to sign it. Sorensen signs the contract, and Kash tells him he made the biggest mistake of his life, and also says that his mother is very proud of him and to tell her he said thank you. Sorensen decks Kash and goes to town on him, but Austin Aries runs in and nails Sorensen with the belt, then throws him to Kash, who DRILLS him with Money Maker.
We go to the Knockouts locker room where Karen tells Gail and Madison how awesome they are and how Gail will take the belt from Velvet at Turning Point, then verbally abuses Traci Brooks for kicks.
Knockouts Tag Team Title Match: Gail Kim & Madison Rayne vs Velvet Sky & Mickie James
Velvet spears Madison Rayne right off the bat and beats her senseless, but Gail sneaks in and blindsides Velvet with a right hand. Mickie makes a blind tag and takes Madison out with a baseball slides and punches Gail off the apron for good measure. Mickie goes up top, but Gail shoves her off the corner and then tags in to hit a double team on Mickie. Gail with a HUGE leaping clothesline in the corner and then mouths off to Velvet before flattening Mickie with a short clothesline. Mickie tries to fight free, but Gail takes her down with a hair yank and goes for another short clothesline, but Mickie ducks and gets a neckbreaker and makes the hot tag to Velvet, who comes in and cleans house on Gail. Velvet with a running bulldog and a weird twisty neckbreaker for 2, then Mickie comes in and takes Madison out with a top rope Thesz Press. Velvet gets a double underhook and hits the Pedigree, but Karen Jarrett distracts her just long enough for Gail to come in and hit Sole Food for the win.
Winners: Gail Kim & Madison Rayne
James Storm is backstage getting checked out by the trainer, who doesn’t want to let him wrestle tonight. Storm insists he’s fine, but Sting won’t let him go so Storm tries to get up and falls right back down. Storm still insists he’s fine, but Sting asks him if he knows what city he’s in, and Storm is unable to answer.
One short video package detailing the history of what we’re forced to watch next, we’re back to the ring for…
Robbie E & Robbie T vs Eric Young & Ronnie
Ronnie comes out in a t-shirt and jeans (aka the New Jersey tuxedo), and actually starts the match with Robbie E, who tags out to Robbie T before even making contact. Young tags himself in and bounces off Rob Terry, so he ties up with the referee instead, taking him to the corner and breaking clean. Young dropkicks Terry into the corner and goes for the ten punches, then bites Terry on the forehead before coming off the ropes and getting backdropped so far into the air that he lands in a sitting position. Now Robbie E comes in and goes to work on Eric Young while mocking Ronnie out on the apron, and the Robbie Twins double team Young until Young dodges a corner charge and give Robbie E a belly to belly suplex and makes the hot tag to Ronnie, who comes in and hits a clothesline and a bodyslam. Ronnie tears his shirt off as Young takes his pants off to reveal leopard print underwear and hits a top rope elbow. Ronnie follows with a big splash and pins Robbie E to become the second non-wrestler to win a match tonight.
Winners: Eric Young & Ronnie
This was TOTALLY worth money and TV time. We go backstage to Jeff Jarrett, who says that Hardy’s not going to make it to Turning Point, Bully Ray says he’s taking Anderson out, and then Scott Steiner heads into the bathroom and says he’s going to take a Hardy and an Anderson.
Ink Inc is eating in the catering area when Mexican America walks in and starts a fight with them. Mexican America runs off, and Ink Inc says they’ll see them Sunday.
The Bellator guy joins Mike Tenay and Taz for the next match…
Christopher Daniels vs AJ Styles
Tie up and Daniels takes Styles to the corner and puts the boots to him, but AJ fires back with right hands and now stomps Daniels down in the corner. AJ continues just unloading on Daniels, but Daniels dodges a leapfrog and lays AJ out with a palmstrike to the face. Daniels comes off the ropes and AJ tries a dropkick, but Daniels holds the ropes and AJ hits the mat. Daniels points to his head to inform us of how smart he is, but comes off the ropes and AJ hits the dropkick the second try. AJ with a stiff kick and leaping kneedrop for 2, then goes to the apron and tries a springboard move, but Daniels shakes the ropes to knock AJ into the ring and he cradles him again like the last time, but this time AJ gets out at 2. Daniels with the Arabian moonsault for a pair of 2 counts, so he locks AJ in a bodyscissors. AJ elbows his way out, but Daniels rolls him up with his feet on the ropes for 2. AJ backdrops out of an Angel’s Wings attempt and hits the moonsault/Deathdrop combo. AJ rocks Daniels with clotheslines and a leaping enziguiri, then goes out to the apron and hits the springboard forearm.AJ ducks a clothesline and hits the Pelle kick for 2, Daniels escapes to the floor and AJ dives off the apron at him, but Daniels catches him and gives him a uranage into the guardrail and another one on the floor. Daniels rolls AJ into the ring and gets the screwdriver from under the ring again, but Rob Van Dam runs out and grabs it out of his hand,allowing AJ to get a fireman’s carry neckbreaker and the Styles Clash for the win.
Winner: AJ Styles
Good match, but I would have preferred a clean finish. Then again, those don’t happen in this company so whatcha gonna do?
Time for our next match, and we get a commercial break and everything before we reveal Hardy & Anderson’s mystery partner…
Jeff Jarrett, Bully Ray & Scott Steiner vs Ken Anderson, Jeff Hardy & Abyss
Jarrett starts with Abyss, but ducks away and shoves Hardy, so Abyss tags Hardy in and Jarrett immediately tags out to Steiner and bails to the floor. Steiner takes Hardy to the corner and pummels him with forearms and chops as he yells out to someone in the crowd “YOUR MOTHER SUCKS!” Steiner is the greatest. Steiner catches Hardy on a leapfrog attempt, but Hardy slips out and tags out to Anderson, who comes in still wearing his t-shirt and gets gouged in the eyes. Jarrett tags in and Anderson gets a neckbreaker for 2, but Bubba nails him from the apron and Jarrett clotheslines him and tags out to Bubba, who comes in with a series of elbowdrops for 2. Steiner tags in and hits the clothesline/elbowdrop/pushups combo, but Anderson recovers and wipes Steiner out with a clothesline and makes the hot tag to Hardy, who comes in and goes to work on Bubba and knocks the other members of Immortal off the apron. Hardy with the howling legdrop and then he goes up top, but Jarrett crotches him in the corner and Steiner hits the top rope milkshake. Bubba takes too much time showboating before going for the cover and only gets 2, then locks Hardy in a bodyscissors and cradles him to his shoulders for 2. Hardy elbows out again, but gets cut off with another elbowdrop and dragged back to the Immortal corner. Now Jarrett tags in and goes after Hardy, but catches an elbow in the face and Hardy hits the Whisper In The Wind and makes the tag to Abyss, who tears through the entire Immortal team singlehandedly. Jarrett goes for the Stroke, but Abyss just shoves him off and hits the Shock Treatment. Bubba clotheslines him to the floor, but Hardy gives Bubba the Twist of Fate and Swanton, Jarrett comes in and gives Hardy the Stroke, Anderson gives Jarrett the Mic Check, Steiner gives Anderson the overhead release suplexand then locks him in the Recliner, but drops it to go after Abyss as he gets back in the ring. Abyss gives Steiner the Black Hold Slam and gets the win.
We are live on tape from Liverpool, United Kingdom and your announcers are Josh Mathews and Matt Striker.
Match Number One: Justin Gabriel versus Curt Hawkins
Curt puts the cane he used to help him get to the ring under the ring skirt and Gabriel with a single leg take down but Hawkins gets to the ropes. Hawkins goes to the floor for a moment to regroup. They lock up and Hawkins with a waist lock but Gabriel rolls through and works on the arm. Hawkins with a head scissors but Gabriel escapes. Gabriel with a side head lock but Hawkins reverses. Hawkins with a shoulder tackle but Gabriel with a drop kick and arm drag into an arm bar. Hawkins with a punch to the midsection instead of a clean break. Gabriel lands on his feet on a hip toss attempt and he takes Hawkins down with a leg sweep.
Hawkins goes to the floor but Gabriel with a drop kick and then he hits a corkscrew pescado onto Hawkins. They return to the ring and Hawkins with a punch and then he slides to the floor and clips Gabriel’s leg as we go to commercial.
We are back and Hawkins with a step over toe hold on Gabriel and the referee checks to see if Gabriel’s shoulders are on the mat. Hawkins with a boot to the chest followed by a kick. Gabriel tries to get away from Hawkins and Hawkins gets a near fall. Hawkins takes Gabriel down and he returns to the step over toe hold.
Gabriel kicks Hawkins away and then takes him down with a head scissors. Hawkins returns fire with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Gabriel with kicks from the mat but Hawkins with a punch and he returns to the step over toe hold. Gabriel tries to kick Hawkins but Hawkins tries for a single leg crab. Hawkins is send to the mat by Gabriel. Gabriel with a back heel kick and another kick followed by a punch.
Gabriel lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt but Gabriel’s leg buckles a bit. Hawkins misses a splash into the corner and Gabriel with a spin kick for a near fall. Hawkins with a slam and he gets a near fall. Gabriel with a Blue Thunder Driver for a near fall on Hawkins.
Gabriel looks to the turnbuckles for a 450 splash and Gabriel climbs the turnbuckles but Hawkins stops him and Hawkins sets for a belly-to-back superplex and hits it. Hawkins gets a near fall. Hawkins goes for the cane but Gabriel with an enzuigiri before Hawkins can use the cane. Gabriel pulls himself up to the turnbuckles and then he hits the 450 splash for the three count.
Winner: Justin Gabriel
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Alex Riley versus Michael McGillicutty
They circle each other before locking up and Micahel backs Alex into the corner and he rakes the eyes before breaking the hold. They lock up again and Michael with a knee and forearm to the back. Riley with a hip toss and then he sends Michael into the turnbuckles. Riley with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Riley with a leaping DDT but Michael gets to the ropes before Alex can make the cover.
Michael with a kick to the knee and then he hits a running boot to the head from the apron. Michael sends Alex into the turnbuckles and then he punches him before the referee warns him. Michael gets a near fall and then goes for the reverse chin lock. Alex with punches to Michael. Michael misses a normal clothesline but hits one to the back of the head and Riley goes down.
Michael with a boot to Riley and then he sends him into the turnbuckles. Michael with punches to Riley but Riley with an Irish whip and he hits an STO to counter a clothesline from Michael. Riley with a forearm and clothesline followed by a spinebuster. Riley with a kick and then he tires for the Implant DDT but Michael counters and kicks Riley in the knee. Michael misses the spinning neck breaker and Riley hits the TKO for the three count.
Winner: Alex Riley
We go to commercial.
We see footage from last week when Daniel Bryan almost cashed in the Money in the Bank briefcase.
As William Regal makes his way to the ring for his match, his music stops and changes briefly to his ‘Man’s Man’ entrance from back in the day and Regal gets a good laugh.
Match Number Three: Daniel Bryan versus William Regal
They lock up and Bryan backs Regal into the corner and Bryan with a clean break. Regal works on the wrist and he takes Bryan to a knee. Bryan rolls through and he tries to reverse it but Regal maintains control. Bryan is able to reverse the wrist lock. Regal with an escape and drop toe hold into a key lock and back to the wrist. Bryan escapes and he tries for a drop kick but Regal avoids it.
They lock up again and Bryan with a waist lock but Regal with a wrist lock. Regal with a wrist lock take down as he maintains the wrist lock. Bryan pushes Regal on a break and Regal has a smirk on his face. They lock up again and Bryan with a European uppercut and then Regal responds. They exchange more European uppercuts with Regal sending Bryan into the corner.
Regal and Bryan with a Greco Roman knuckle lock as they try to gain an advantage. Regal gets Bryan to the mat but Bryan with a bridge. Bryan with kicks to the chest followed by a German suplex and Regal rolls to the floor to regroup. Bryan goes to the apron and he hits a flying knee to the head.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bryan with a rear chin lock and Regal tries to get out of the hold but Bryan uses his leverage to maintain the hold. Regal gets to his feet and he backs Bryan into the corner. Regal with shoulders instead of giving a clean break. Regal with a European uppercut followed by forearms and a kick. Regal says that he didn’t do anything wrong and Bryan uses that time to kick Regal and then he forces Regal into the corner with a series of kicks.
Bryan wraps Regal’s leg into the ropes and then he hits a running drop kick to the knee. Bryan with a European uppercut followed by kicks to the injured leg. Regal with an Exploder suplex and both men are down. Regal forces Bryan to the mat and he applies a Dragon Sleeper. Regal with forearms to the upper chest followed by one to the side of the head.
Regal with a European uppercut followed by knees to the head. Bryan is able to grab the knee and he wrings it into the ring post. Bryan sends the leg into the post one more time. Bryan returns to the ring and he drops a knee to the injured leg. Bryan tries to bend the leg in ways that are not normal.
Regal tries to escape but Bryan maintains his focus on the leg and he has Regal in a modified single leg crab. Regal fights through the pain and refuses to give up. Regal kicks Bryan off but Bryan gets back up and goes for the leg. Regal kicks him off. Bryan tries again and Regal kicks him off again. Regal with a single leg take down followed by an elbow drop. Regal with a few European uppercuts but Bryan returns the favor. They go back and forth and then Bryan with a kick to the back of the head.
Bryan puts Regal in the LeBell Lock and he gets Regal to tap out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Bryan leads the crowd in an ovation for Regal and then they shake hands. Regal holds Bryan’s hand up before Regal leaves the ring and we go to credits.
HLN.be ging naar de catch in Vorst Nationaal: entertainment van de bovenste plank
Ted DiBiase en Randy Orton vieren hun overwinning, Wade Barrett en Cody Rhodes druipen af.
Clothesline! Dropkick! Bodyslam! De professionele worstelaars van World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) kwamen gisteren naar Vorst Nationaal, en wij gingen kijken of het spektakel in het echt even grandioos oogt als op tv.
De Big Show is een imposante verschijning.
Mark Henry is niet minder indrukwekkend.
Sheamus deelde na zijn wedstrijd gretig handtekeningen uit.
Natalya houdt Alicia Fox in een greep.
Randy Orton werd getrakteerd op een oorverdovende verwelkoming. (archiefoto's)
We zullen al maar meteen bekennen: we zijn fan. Geen devote fan, maar toch: de voorbije twintig jaar zijn er meerdere periodes geweest waarin we elke week keken naar de kunstjes van de artiesten van de ring. Eerst als kind, toen Hulk Hogan nog geen realityshow had maar nog gewoon de Hulk was en T-shirts verscheurde. Toen The Undertaker begon door te breken, en zijn verslagen tegenstanders in bodybags afvoerde. Toen The Million Dollar Man zijn chippendalesbroek nog met een flinke ruk uitspeelde, en aan zijn bevallige assistente Sherry gaf.
Sinds eind jaren 80 is het showworstelen flink veranderd. De met overgewicht kampende bonken maakten steeds vaker plaats voor proper onthaarde hengsten, en de lompe krachtpatserij met veel grondwerk werd uitgebreid met meer spectaculaire moves met flitsend kunst- en vliegwerk. De verhaallijnen en intriges werden belangrijker dan wat er zich in de ring afspeelt, en ook humor won aan belang. In ons land zendt momenteel de Franstalige commerciële zender AB3 de catch uit, voorzien van enthousiaste commentatoren met wie je in goed gezelschap lekker samen "simplement deux!" kan roepen wanneer een gepinde tegenstander nét niet uitgeteld wordt.
De E van entertainment De grootste sterren maken deel uit van de voormalige World Wrestling Federation (WWF), die het in de jaren 90 flink moeilijk kreeg na schandalen rond anabole steroïden. Onder druk van natuurorganisatie WWF veranderde de naam in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), wat onlangs gewoon WWE werd. De E maakt wel duidelijk dat het gaan om entertainment, iets waar ooit wel heel geheimzinnig over werd gedaan. "Ge weet toch dat dat niet echt is?", was dan ook steeds opnieuw het commentaar van vader wanneer hij langs de tv wandelde terwijl er enkele volwassen mannen in spandex aan elkaars ledematen lagen te trekken. Het is gemakkelijk om de catch af te doen als hersenloos entertainment, maar wanneer het spannend was, bleef hij toch geregeld meekijken. En maar lachen.
En daar draait het uiteindelijk om: je amuseren. Een batterij scenarioschrijvers verzint voor elke worstelaar een rol en een verhaallijn, waardoor je telkens gevechten krijgt van de 'goede' tegen de 'slechte'. In Vorst Nationaal was dat niet anders, en de 8.000 toeschouwers wisselden aanmoedigingen gretig af met luid boegeroep. De omwonenden dachten vast dat er een kudde schizofrenen was neergestreken in de zaal. Dat gaat dus zo: de erg populaire Big Show geeft zijn tegenstander Mark Henry, die momenteel helemaal niet geliefd is, een mep. Een voltallig Vorst Nationaal roept "Yay!". Vervolgens mept Henry terug, wat gevolgd wordt door een massale "Boeh!". En opnieuw. En nog eens. Hilarisch, en we zaten zowaar nog mee te roepen ook.
Mindere goden Zo meeroepen doe je natuurlijk niet meteen. Voor de grote sterren aantraden, moesten enkele mindere goden het publiek opwarmen, met wisselend succes. Wanneer de sterren elkaar alle hoeken van de ring laten zien, lijkt dat immers gemakkelijk, maar pas bij de matchen van de iets minder ervaren worstelaars zie je hoe moeilijk het is om dergelijke showgevechten geloofwaardig uit te voeren. Wanneer je al van in de nok van de zaal ziet dat een slag de tegenstander amper aait, is dat niet erg opwindend. Nee, supersterren als Randy Orton en Sheamus beheersen de kunst van op de mat te stampen terwijl ze de tegenstander een pets geven veel beter. Het oor wil ook wat.
De supersterren zijn dan ook enorm populair. Het gegil dat de entree van Randy Orton uitlokte, deed bijna pijn aan onze oren, al lag dat vooral aan de kinderen die achter ons de longen uit hun jonge lijf schreeuwden. Er waren erg veel kinderen in de zaal, vergezeld van hun ouders of alleen de papa. Ook opvallend veel jonge koppels, eigenlijk helemaal niet het clichépubliek van de stoere volwassen man dat we hadden verwacht. Maar die gaat waarschijnlijk kijken naar de 'mixed martial arts' (MMA), het (kooi)vechten waar de slagen wél aankomen.
Show WWE daarentegen is show, en dat kreeg het publiek in Vorst in overvloed. De Canadees Christian kwam met een nekverband naar de ring gesukkeld, waar hij zijn beklag kwam doen over de Big Show die hem vorige week een "chokeslam had toegediend zonder enige reden". Gejuich. "Vertel me nu niet dat jullie blij zijn dat de Bigshow mij een chokeslam heeft gelapt?", ging Christian verder. Nog meer gejuich. Waarna de 'boze' Canadees zei dat hij het ging afbollen zodat hij het Brusselse publiek nooit meer hoefde te zien. Enter Sheamus, de rosse Ierse spierbundel die de voorbije jaren fors is opgeklommen op de WWE-ladder. Die pikte het natuurlijk niet dat Christian de fans zo beledigde, en holde achter zijn vluchtende collega aan. Pure slapstick, en de hilariteit werd er er niet minder op toen Sheamus het nekverband afrukte en Christian erachter liet lopen zoals bij het stierenvechten. En het publiek maar 'olé' roepen. Belachelijk, zegt u? Natuurlijk, maar voor dat soort ongein kwamen we ook.
Zoals voor het theater van Cody Rhodes, die zowaar in het Nederlands "Ik been de beste" kwam zeggen - ja meneer De Wever, er wordt nog Nederlands gesproken in Brussel. "Ik verrwdien jullie respect!", ging Rhodes verder, waarna hij dat uiteraard niet echt kreeg van de joelende zaal. "I suck?", vroeg ie vervolgens, waarna er een "fuck you!" door Vorst Nationaal galmde. Voor subtiliteit moet je natuurlijk ergens anders zijn. Rhodes' tagteammatch met collega-etter Wade Barrett tegen Randy Orton en Ted DiBiase, de zoon van The Million Dollar Man, was het hoogtepunt van de avond, met vier toppers in de ring. Bodyslams en 'signature moves' werden supervloeiend uitgevoerd, en natuurlijk waren er ook de typische 'crowd pleasers', zoals een tegenstander in een hoek tien slagen uitdelen terwijl de toeschouwers tellen.
Valsspeler Het publiek werd ook nog vergast op een wedstrijd tussen twee vrouwen - diva's in het jargon. De ultraspannende broeken en heupwiegende pasjes maakten de avond ook voor de papa's die met tegenzin waren meegekomen geslaagd. De kolossale Big Show schudde ook eens met zijn achterste toen hij de ring betrad voor de laatste wedstrijd van de avond, tegen huidig wereldkampioen bij de zwaargewichten Mark Henry. Allebei een kilo of 200, en dus ook niet meteen de snelsten van de klas. Het publiek vond het echter allemaal geweldig, hoewel de wedstrijd eindigde met een absolute anticlimax. Henry, die dreigde te verliezen en dus zijn titel kwijt te spelen, gaf zijn tegenstander een mep met een stoel. Diskwalificatie dus, en titel behouden. Het is een bekend trucje, wat uiteraard een oorverdovend gejoel uitlokte. Vervolgens kwamen Wade Barrett en Cody Rhodes aangehold om de Big Show nog wat slaag te verkopen, uiteraard gevolgd door twee redders - Randy Orton en Sheamus - die de arme reus kwam verlossen van zijn belagers. Tot grote vreugde van de schreeuwende kinderen achter ons. Heel even kregen we zin om te vragen of ze wel wisten dat het allemaal niet echt is.
Uiteindelijk hebben we ons prima geamuseerd, ook zonder het leutige tv-commentaar en de flitsende projecties die je ziet in de grote Amerikaanse arena's. De actie in de ring was zelfs bovenaan in de zaal erg goed te volgen, en wie weet gaan we de volgende keer gewoon opnieuw. (sam)
Billings Montana hosts WCW for the first time in the form of Monday Night Nitro on the 19th of June! The Cat rules No Outside Interferance throughout the whole show. Horace Hogan holds up the show, 3 Count vs. Jung Dragons, Big Vito(c) vs. Johnny "The Bull" - Hardcore Title, Chris Kanyon on the mic, Horace Hogan vs. Goldberg, The Cat vs. Kevin Nash, Mysterio vs. Lt. Loco(c) vs. The Artist - Cruiserweight Title, The Perfect Event(c) vs. Steiner and Abbott - Tag Titles, Vampiro calls out The Demon, The Franchise, Bigelow and Candido vs. Buff Bagwell and Kronic, Jeff Jarrett(c) vs. Scott Steiner w/ Mike Awesome as Special Referee - World Heavyweight Championship.
TNA star AJ STYLES says the injury he suffered at Friday’s TNA live event from Michigan has been diagnosed as a high ankle sprain.
Styles tweeted on Tuesday afternoon (@AJStylesOrg):
“Grade 2 on a high ankle sprain and normally takes about 2-4 weeks to recover. I got 1 week .. let’s do this!”
AJ Styles is scheduled to face TNA Champion Bobby Roode in the main event of Sunday’s Turning Point pay-per-view. It will be the second consecutive TNA PPV where Bobby Roode is wrestling an injured opponent in the main event.
Styles posted the following picture of the sprained ankle:
Update on Evan Bourne's suspension from WWE Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 11/09/2011 at 09:27 PM
Dave Meltzer reports that there has been a lot of controversy surrounding Evan Bourne’s suspension. Bourne was suspended for smoking synthetic marijuana, believed to be Spice. Word is that Bourne used it at a party with other WWE talents and that one or more wrestlers above Bourne on the roster were using it.
Talk among the wrestlers has to do with the idea that a mid-carder like Bourne would get suspended for doing the same thing that a main eventer does and doesn’t get suspended.
– Christian has left WWE’s ongoing European tour after suffering an injury at Wednesday’s SmackDown live event in Brussels, Belgium.
He is believed to have either sprained or broken his ankle.
According to multiple live accounts, Christian suffered the injury within the first few minutes of a match against Sheamus. The match ended abruptly with Sheamus reigning victorious via Brogue Kick. He was then assisted to the backstage area by personnel and was unable to put weight on his ankle.
TNA reaches a deal with OVW Posted by Corbin Nordhoff on 11/07/2011 at 07:31 PM
TNA IMPACT WRESTLING ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE TRAINING PROGRAM AT OVW
Focus On Development Key To TNA
NASHVILLE, TN (November 7, 2011)– TNA IMPACT WRESTLING announces that they are entering into an exclusive relationship with Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), effective immediately, as the official training and developmental facility for TNA’s current and future stars of TNA IMPACT WRESLTING. Former wrestling star and OVW owner Danny Davis will work closely with TNA SVP of Programming and Talent Relations Bruce Prichard in the development of the talent through training, live events, and weekly television production allowing talent to explore every aspect of the business.
“OVW is the best of the best as far as training and nurturing potential superstars. Their track record speaks for itself. Whether looking to develop brand new talent or to fine tune existing talent, OVW has the talent and program to fit our needs.” says TNA’s Prichard. “TNA is providing developmental talent the opportunity to hone their craft in an environment that will allow them to grow and prosper.”
TNA talent will be arriving soon at the facility to begin an extensive training program with the industry’s leading experts. The program is akin to a college scholarship program where talent is provided a scholarship style agreement with TNA to learn the craft. The talent to attend the program is selected by TNA’s Prichard and TNA officials who will be monitoring the progress of each wrestler at camp and the live events.
John Morrison def United States Champion Dolph Ziggler in a Title-free Match Mason Ryan def. JTG WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston Jack Swagger def. Santino Marella The Miz & R-Truth def. John Cena & Zack Ryder
WWE Raw SuperShow results: Cena & Ryder face the "Truth" By: Ryan Murphy November 7, 2011 Tags: WWE Raw SuperShow: November 7, 2011
LIVERPOOL, England — Proving the global power of WWE, thousands of WWE fans packed Liverpool’s Echo Arena tonight to witness the return of Kevin Nash, the uncovering of Kelly Kelly and the menace of The “Awesome Truth.”
The Miz & R-Truth def. John Cena & Zack Ryder (WATCH | PHOTOS) Two weeks before he teams with The Rock to face The “Awesome Truth” at Survivor Series, John Cena joined forces with The Long Island Iced-Z to face The Miz & R-Truth and quickly found out he’ll have some serious competition come Nov. 20. Despite working well as a duo, the Cenation leader and the internet sensation found themselves on the losing end of things when Truth held down Cena’s legs, allowing The “Awesome One” to score the win. Expect the same kind of dirty tricks to go down in Madison Square Garden.
Kevin Nash returned to WWE Raw SuperShow (WATCH | PHOTOS) Reintroduced to WWE by Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis, a livid Kevin Nash laid out the reasons why he put his longtime friend Triple H in the hospital. Following his return to WWE at the 2010 Royal Rumble, the big man attempted to reform “The Kliq” with the WWE COO, but was denied. Big Sexy refused to take “no” for an answer, though, and chose to make a statement by attacking the biggest dog in the yard. In Nash’s words, THAT is how you play The Game.
Kelly Kelly unveiled her Maxim magazine cover (WATCH | PHOTOS) Kelly Kelly shouldn’t have been surprised. Moments away from revealing her Maxim magazine cover to the WWE Universe, the beautiful Diva was interrupted by Divas Champion Beth Phoenix and Natalya, who once again insulted the gorgeous competitor and her modeling background. But before the “Sisters of Salvation” could attack Kelly, the menacing Divas were chased off by Eve and Alicia Fox, allowing the former Divas Champion to show off her stunning cover with no disruptions.
Jack Swagger def. Santino Marella (WATCH | PHOTOS) Enraged after losing to Santino Marella last week thanks to some outside involvement from The Muppets, Jack Swagger developed a twitch in his right eye — and a serious mean streak. Attacking his opponent with unnerving aggression, The All-American American tore the Italian Superstar apart before nearly ripping his foot off with a wrenching ankle lock.
WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio def. WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston (WATCH | PHOTOS) Still fired up after being brutalized by CM Punk last Monday night, WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio took his anger out on Kofi Kingston, destroying him with blistering strikes before submitting one-half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with the cross armbreaker.
Not content to stop there, The Mexican Aristocrat continued to apply the devastating maneuver before The Straight Edge Superstar stopped the carnage. Now face-to-face with his Survivor Series opponent, Del Rio told Punk to cancel their WWE Title Match — or he would force him to. Clearly not intimidated, The “Voice of the Voiceless” refused and came to blows with his rival before locking him in the Anaconda Vise. Of course, it was Ricardo Rodriguez who got the worst of it as Del Rio sacrificed his personal ring announcer to the GTS so he could flee the ring. (WATCH | PHOTOS)
Mason Ryan def. JTG (WATCH | PHOTOS) Following WWE.com’s exclusive announcement that Mason Ryan will team with Sheamus, Sin Cara, Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton to battle Wade Barrett, Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger, Hunico and Christian at Survivor Series, (MATCH PREVIEW) the powerful Welshman showed he’ll be a valuable member of his squad by obliterating JTG.
John Morrison def. United States Champion Dolph Ziggler in a Title-free Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) It looks like JoMo got his mojo back. Mere days after WWE.com ran a story about John Morrison’s recent ring woes, (FULL STORY) The Shaman of Sexy snapped out of his losing streak by grabbing an impressive victory over United States Champion Dolph Ziggler.
John Cena revealed his partner for tonight’s match against The “Awesome Truth" (PHOTOS) Confronted by The Miz & R-Truth in front of a passionate crowd in Liverpool’s Echo Arena, John Cena was unfazed by the arrogant duo’s insults. Instead, the Cenation leader simply told his Survivor Series opponents to prepare for the beating they were going to receive in the night’s main event at the hands of Cena and his tag partner — Zack Ryder.
Darren Young's 30-Day WWE Suspension Concludes Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/06/2011 at 03:16 PM
Darren Young's thirty-day suspension for his first violation of WWE’s Talent Wellness Program expired on Friday. Therefore, he is now eligible to resume performing for the organization.
WWE announced on October 6, 2011 that the NXT contestant had been suspended for thirty days due to his non-compliance with their drug testing policy. On the subequent episode of NXT, program host Matt Striker implied that Young had been eliminated from the competition due to his infraction as he referred Derrick Bateman and Titus O'Neil as the final two competitors.
Two other wrestlers are currently serving drug related suspensions with WWE: Heath Slater and Evan Bourne. Slater is eligible to resume performing on November 16, 2011 while Bourne can on December 1, 2011.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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