•United States Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Sin Cara •Mason Ryan def. Jack Swagger •Ted DiBiase def. Derrick Bateman •Kofi Kingston def. Hunico •Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Natalya def. AJ & Kaitlyn •Randy Orton & Sheamus def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes & Wade Barrett (Disqualification)
SmackDown results: "Crutching" the competition By: Michael Burdick November 18, 2011 Tags: SmackDown: November 18, 2011
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Just two days before WWE’s second longest running pay-per-view, SmackDown served as a volatile battleground leading into Survivor Series this Sunday.
Randy Orton & Sheamus def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes & Wade Barrett by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) An injured Christian lurked at ringside as four of the key Superstars involved in this Sunday’s 5-on-5 Traditional Tag Team Match went head-to-head. Though not able to compete, the crafty Superstar still influenced the outcome of the match, delivering a painful crutch blow to Sheamus, ending the match in disqualification.
When Survivor Series Team Captain Barrett & Rhodes attempted to use the crutch after the match, The Celtic Warrior turned the tide, blasting Rhodes with the Brogue Kick. Sheamus then broke the weapon over Barrett’s back, setting up Team Captain Orton to blast The English Superstar with the RKO. The Great White then followed suit, hitting the Celtic Cross on the Intercontinental Champion to give Team Orton incredible momentum heading into Survivor Series. (MATCH PREVIEW)
Divas Champion Beth Phoenix & Natalya def. AJ & Kaitlyn (WATCH | PHOTOS) Two days before Divas Champion Beth Phoenix will battle Eve in a Lumberjill Match at Survivor Series (MATCH PREVIEW), The Fabulous Firebird teamed up with her “Pin-up Strong” cohort Natalya. Despite a spirited effort by their beautiful opponents, Natalya ultimately made AJ tap out to the Sharpshooter. Kofi Kingston def. Hunico (WATCH | PHOTOS) In a fast-paced thrill ride between Survivor Series Tag Team Match combatants, Kofi Kingston reigned supreme over Hunico with the SOS. After the bell, the Mexican high-flyer showed open hostility toward the referee, for what he clearly felt was an earlier missed three-count in his favor.
Big Show makes a “World” renown Survivor Series prediction (PHOTOS) Big Show may have arrived in Bridgeport too late to stop Mark Henry’s brutal assault on Daniel Bryan. However, with The World’s Strongest Champion’s attack on him at Money in the Bank still in the forefront of his mind (PHOTOS), the giant made it clear that his ferocious foe would not walk out of Survivor Series. In no uncertain terms, he promised to capture the World Title with the help of the WMD. (MATCH PREVIEW)
Ted DiBiase def. Derrick Bateman (WATCH | PHOTOS) NXT’s power couple, “Beta-Max,” made their SmackDown debut, as Derrick Bateman took on Ted DiBiase. But, with the “DiBiase Posse” in full effect, love would not win out. Instead, it would be the happy-go-lucky second-generation Superstar who picked up another impressive win with Dream Street.
An injured Christian chastised the WWE Universe (PHOTOS) Claiming the injuries to his neck and ankle that caused him to be replaced at Survivor Series could keep him out of action for months, Christian laid the blame on Big Show’s attack two weeks ago, SmackDown GM Theodore Long’s “incompetence” and the strain of WWE’s recent European Tour.
Promising to continue to inspire the members of Team Barrett to victory at Survivor Series, the former World Heavyweight Champion tore into the WWE Universe for not being sympathetic to his plight.
Mason Ryan def. Jack Swagger (WATCH | PHOTOS) Following the altercation that took place after the Sin Cara vs. Dolph Ziggler match, Teddy Long made an impromptu showdown between Mason Ryan and Jack Swagger. The ultra-powerful Ryan ultimately emerged victorious, locking Swagger in a full nelson, before driving him into the canvas.
United States Champion Dolph Ziggler def. Sin Cara (WATCH | PHOTOS) Prior to Dolph Ziggler’s match with Sin Cara, Vickie Guerrero praised the fact that the United States Champion will compete twice at Survivor Series – defending his title against John Morrison (MATCH PREVIEW) and replacing an injured Christian in the 5-on-5 Traditional Survivor Series Tag Team Match (MATCH PREVIEW).
After avoiding Sin Cara’s aerial assault, Ziggler reversed his opponent’s pin attempt, grabbing the victory with the help of a handful of tights.
When the smug Ziggler celebrated after the match, his outraged masked foe attacked. Guerrero quickly called for Jack Swagger, who emerged to help his Survivor Series teammate. But the two-on-one assault was soon dismantled by Mason Ryan, who charged into the ring and hurled the bleach blond Superstar into the air with incredible force. SmackDown began with a beat down (WATCH | PHOTOS) SmackDown opened in a state of turmoil, as the “disrespected” World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry unleashed a ruthless assault on Daniel Bryan near the locker room area, before dragging his prey out in front of the WWE Universe to continue the carnage. Though Mr. Money in the Bank tried valiantly to fight back, his fierce attacker proved too strong.
After delivering back-to back World’s Strongest Slams to finish off the gutsy target of his rage, Henry promised that this Sunday, Big Show will be carried out of Survivor Series at Madison Square Garden and he would leave still the World Heavyweight Champion. (MATCH PREVIEW)
Matt Hardy was arrested as soon as he got off a plane last night in Moore County, NC. He was booked at 1:30AM ET for violation of a court order. Hardy had a new mugshot photo taken when booked. You can click here to view his new mugshot from this morning.
As noted earlier here on eWrestlingNews.com, Matt Hardy was kicked out of rehab on Friday after he failed a breathalyzer test. Multiple sources are reporting that staff at the center where Hardy was at got suspicious of his behavior and gave him an impromptu breathalyzer test that he failed. Hardy said he wasn't drinking and that he failed because he'd "just used mouthwash." The staff didn't believe him and kicked him out.
Matt faces imprisonment on a million dollar bond for not complying with the treatment.
Former wrestling champ Matt Hardy was kicked out of court-ordered rehab today for failing a breathalyzer test ... this according to multiple sources.
Earlier this year, Hardy was ordered to go to rehab by the court after a string of run-ins with the law.
We're told the staff at the rehab got suspicious of Hardy's behavior on Friday and gave him a breathalyzer test on the spot ... which he failed. According to our sources, Hardy was adamant he wasn't drinking ... and said he only failed because he had "just used mouthwash."
The staff wasn't convinced and gave Hardy the old heave-ho from the facility.
Back in September, the Moore County DA said if Hardy didn't comply with the treatment, he would be put in jail on a million dollar bond. We're told Hardy still had about a month to go before he was through.
TNA Impact Wrestling Rating Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/19/2011 at 01:14 PM
- Thursday's episode of TNA Impact Wrestling scored a 1.15 cable rating with 1.6 million viewers. This is down from the previous week's 1.23 rating and 1.7 million viewers. The highest rated quarter-hour segment was the Knockouts Gauntlet match, which did a 1.41 quarter-hour rating.
We kick off with a video package recapping Robert Roode’s recent heelishness, then we’re off to the arena as the World Champion, fresh off a tainted win over AJ Styles at Turning Point, comes to the ring to address his fans. He says he was the star of Fortune and was always the leader and future of this company, and he always let the rest of them ride his coattails, but there was always going to be a time when he would go out on his own and scrape them off his shoe like the pieces of crap they are. It’s time for Fortune to become men and grow a set, because Bobby Roode will not let them stand in his shadow any longer. James Storm’s music hits and he comes out to the top of the ramp to have a word with his former partner. He’s not the kind of redneck to stand in the shadow of a dumbass, and he wants an excuse for why Roode jumped him, and if he doesn’t get it in three seconds, he’s going to put his beer down, come to the ring, and kick his ass. Roode doesn’t respond, so Storm starts walking and THEN Roode says to wait and has security hold him back while Roode says he didn’t jump Storm. He wouldn’t have to stoop so low to beat him, and he was in the locker room the entire time and there were a bunch of guys there to vouch for him. Storm says he’s going to find out tonight who jumped him, and Roode’s guilty by association so he’s going to kick his ass for the hell of it. Storm is again restrained by security, and AJ comes out of the crowd and attacks Roode from behind as security leaves Storm and runs into the ring to pull AJ off of Roode. AJ gets a microphone, and we’ll hear from him…NEXT!
AJ tells Roode that he turns his back on Fortune and screws them in the process and that makes him a piece of trash. AJ thought putting his foot down Roode’s throat would satisfy him, but it didn’t because Roode can take a hit, but what would make AJ feel a lot better would be beating him for the World Title. Roode says he already beat him fair and square in the middle of the ring and it’s time for AJ to go back to the trailer park and work his way back up because he could have beaten AJ all night long. Security is going nuts trying to pull them apart as Sting comes out of the back and says he’s feeling extra crazy tonight, and he’s going to let Storm recover tonight, and since Roode thinks he can beat AJ all night long, we’ll test that theory at Final Resolution when he defends the title against AJ in a 30 minute Ironman match. Oh, and by the way, did he mention that AJ is a former Grand Slam Champion?
We go to Taz and Mike Tenay to intro tonight’s show, but quickly cut back to ringside as an irate Bobby Roode goes after Dixie Carter in the front row. AJ comes to make the save, but Roode throws Dixie at AJ and sends them both tumbling to the floor and repeatedly punches AJ in the head while Dixie is pinned underneath him until Sting and security come out and pull him off.
We go backstage where Samoa Joe comes up to James Storm and says he should listen to his buddies because he saw Roode backstage the whole time. Storm asks Joe if he had something to do with it, and Joe says he didn’t because if he came after Storm, he wouldn’t get back up. He shoves Storm in the head, and Storm responds by going after Joe until security (who is having a very busy night so far) again has to come forcibly separate them.
Now Bobby Roode is walking around backstage and Sting comes up to him and shoves him into the wall. Attacking Dixie Carter is like attacking him, and tonight, we’re doing things his way. Roode says if Sting puts his hands on him like that again, he’s going to get his lawyers to sue him for everything he’s got.
To the ring for our opening match…
TV Title Match: Robbie E vs Devon
Devon just tears into Robbie right from the opening bell, taking him out with clotheslines and then beating him down in the corner. Devon hits a running clothesline into the corner and a flying shoulderblock followed by a side suplex for 2. Robbie T jumps on the apron to try and distract Devon, but Devon sees Robbie E coming and dumps him over the top rope. The Pope comes down to ringside and gets into it with Robbie E as Devon tosses Robbie E back into the ring and Robbie T lays out the Pope. Devon gets a neckbreaker as Robbie T goes after Devon’s kids, and Eric Youngcomes out and nails Rob Terry with a chair. Devon’s kids jump the rail as Devon hits a spinebuster on Robbie, but Devon forgoes the cover to go yell at his kids. Robbie takes the opportunity to roll Devon up for 3.
Winner: Robbie E
Devon grabs his kids by the neck, but they shove him off and go to check on the Pope as Devon just looks speechless.
We go backstage where Sting asks Garret Bischoff how he pulled off what he did last week with Gunner, and Garret says he might not be as green as his dad thought. He asks Sting for an opportunity, and Sting says he’d think about it. Garret walks off as Matt Morgan and Crimson walkby laughing about kicking each other’s asses at Turning Point. Sting says since there’s no good teams in the company right now, how about the two of them team up and challenge Mexican America for the title tonight? Crimson says he’s in, but Morgan is noncommittal. Sting says to say so if he’s scared, but Morgan thinks a moment longer and says he’s in.
Ric Flair is backstage complaining to Eric Bischoff about something when Sting comes in to tell Bischoff he rewrote his contract. Bischoff says he’s a man of his word and he let Sting rewrite it, but that’s as far as it got because he never said he’d sign it. Sting says he can’t get rid of him, though he could just drop him on his head on the concrete and he wouldn’t get up for a month. But instead, he says that Garett wanted to get back in the ring with Gunner, and eventually he’ll have his hands around Eric’s neck because unlike Eric, Garett can wrestle. Eric can be in Gunner’s corner, but he’ll be in Garett’s corner.
Kid Kash & Austin Aries vs Jesse Sorensen & Brian Kendrick
Sorensen was a house of fire right from the start, going after Kash and wiping him out with a pair of high knees. Kash tried to pop Sorensen into the air, but Sorensen came down with a Rocker Dropper and came off the top with a flying bodypress for a VERY close 2. Kendrick tags in and gets Kash in a camel clutch so Sorensen can come off the ropes with a baseball slide to the face for 2. Kendrick with a dropkick to Kash and a flying forearm, but Kash dodged a dive off the second rope and Kendrick hit the mat hard. Kash went to tag Aries, but Aries refused to tag out and Kendrick small packages Kash for 2. Kendrick dropkicks Kash out to the floor and wipes him out with a slingshot dive over the ropes as Aries lures Sorensen into the ring so he can hit a heat seeking missile through the ropes onto Kendrick. Kendrick kicks Aries off and tries an enziguiri, but Aries ducks and fires Kendrick head first into the middle turnbuckle. He tags in Kash and they have words long enough for Kendrick to crawl over and tag in Sorensen, who takes Kash out with dropkicks and a Northern Lights suplex for 2. Kash catches Sorensen with a right hand and goes to tag Aries again, and tags him with a slap to the face. Aries gets into the ring and immediately tags right back out and drops off the apron to head for the back. Kash is by himself now and misses a top rope moonsault, and Sorensen finishes with a rolling neckbreaker.
Winners: Brian Kendrick & Jesse Sorensen
Karen Jarrett walks into her crew’s locker room and congratulates Gail Kim on her win, giving her the night off, then sends Madison to the ring while telling Traci to pour wine for everyone except herself.
James Storm is backstage and walks in on Ken Anderson playing XBox360 and says he suspects Anderson of jumping him since he’s an asshole. Anderson does some usual goofiness at first, then gets serious and says that if he was going to jump Storm, he’d see it coming. He asks Storm if he wants to play, and Storm is all like “Yeah, that’d be awesome!” and then yanks out the power cord and walks off.
10-Woman Knockouts Gauntlet
Velvet Sky and Rosita start us out and Rosita is getting up in Velvet’s face, so she starts off by kicking Rosita and hitting a Pedigree for 3.
Rosita is eliminated.
Brooke Tessmacher is next and takes Velvet out with a clothesline and dropkick, then puts the boots to Velvet in the corner. Brooke stinkfaces Velvet and then tears her shirt off, but wastes too much time being proud of herself and Velvet bulldogs and eliminates her.
Brooke Tessmacher is eliminated.
Angelina Love is next as the former Beautiful People go at it. Angelina boots Velvet and clotheslines her, then hits a series of slams and a World’s Skinniest Slam for 2. Velvet gets her boot up as Angelina charges her, hits a series of kneesmashes to the face, but Angelina blocks another Pedigree and rolls her up with a handful of tights for 3.
Velvet Sky is eliminated.
Mickie James is out next and Angelina goes to the outside and lays her out with the Botox Injection as we go to commercial.
Okay, we’re back and Angelina is beating Mickie up in the ring and hits a side suplex for 2. Mickie comes back with clotheslines and goes for the DDT, Angelina escapes and Mickie knocks her out with a spinkick for 3.
Angelina Love is eliminated.
Sarita is our next contestant and is a better worker than 100% of the other girls in this match, which means she’ll probably be eliminated in less than 90 seconds. Sarita with a nice spinning kick and a weird spinning move that Mickie counters to a crucifix for 2. Sarita with a near side cradle for 2, then unloads on Mickie with an open hand chop and she tries a springboard move, but Mickie ducks and hits the leaping DDT for 3.
Sarita is eliminated.
Tara is next and she immediately takes Mickie down with a waistlock and gets the Last Chancery, but Mickie reverses to a hammerlock with a bridge. Tara armdrags her way out and goes for the Widow’s Peak, Mickie tries to sunset flip out, but Tara locks Mickie in a heel hook. Mickie escapes, and Tara hits the standing, gyrating moonsault for 2 and then hangs Mickie upside down in the corner. Mickie sits up to dodge a charge and hits another leaping DDT to eliminate Tara.
Tara is eliminated.
Winter is out next and Mickie looks beat. Winter ramms Mickie hard into the corner and hits a Northern Lights suplex for 2, then immediately cradles Mickie right onto her shoulders for another 2. Winter with a spinning side backbreaker and stretches Mickie over her knee, but Mickie kneestrikes her way out of the hold. Winter Tullys Mickie onto the second rope and goes for a firewoman’s carry, but Mickieslips out and spinkicks Winter for another 3.
Winter is eliminated.
ODB is out next and Mickie is in trouble. ODB bowls right over Mickie and hits a fallaway slam, splashes her in the corner, and gives her the Bronco Buster. ODB with a folding cradle for 2 and then sits Mickie up top, but Mickie shoves her offand hits a top rope Thesz Press for 3.
ODB is eliminated.
Madison Rayne is next, but ODB destroys Mickie and gives her a TKO as Madison slowly strides down the ramp while waving at the crowd. Madison takes forever to get in, and Mickie just rolls her up and gets the win.
Winner: Mickie James
So Mickie James singlehandedly went through six girls by herself. Right.
Bully Ray is backstage shooting down some poor girl with orange hair and telling her how busted she is, but James Storm comes in and accuses Bubba of jumping him. Bubba says he’d love to have laid Storm out, but Bubba says his hands are a little full with Abyss and didn’t want to bother with him. He will tell Storm, however, that he knows who jumped him and he’s here tonight. Storm goes to walk off, but Bubba calls him back and offers to let him join Immortal, but Storm says his chances of joining Immortal are about Bubba’s chances of getting laid. Okay then!
Jeff Hardy is backstage, and he’s…WALKING!
Garret Bischoff is backstage saying he’s happy he got what he wanted, and tonight he’s going to finish the job against Gunner.
Jeff Hardy comes to the ring and says it’s great to be back here on Impact, and he promises that he’ll always be here for us. With that said, it’s time to set his sights on that World Title. Before he gets too far down that road, Karen Jarrett’s music hits and she comes storming out to ask him if he seriously is looking for another shot at the World Title. Karen watched Hardy walk out here and thought that somebody with some balls needs to put her in her place, and we all know she’s got the biggest set here. If Hardy thinks he’s going to walk in here with his puppy dog eyes and beg for forgiveness, that’s not what a man is. She slaps Hardy in the face and says to look at her when she’s talking to him. She’s not here to fight Jeff’s battles because he can do that on his own since he wears the pants in their family, but if Hardy thinks being a man is showing up at Turning Point and using his…tactics to win matches, then he needs to step upand be a man before trying to be any kind of role model. Karen says Jeff was the one man in the business with the set to start a company and give people like Jeff another place to work, and he’s forgetting that his wife Beth and her were friends…or at least Karen played the game and got Beth to tell her everything, including how Hardy couldn’t quite deliver the goods and complete the deal. Okay, so Karen’s basically saying Jeff is sexually dysfunctional so we’ll just cut to the chase and skip to Karen daring Hardy to hit her, andHardy says she’s more than a man and more than human because Karen and Jeff are two angry bitches. Karen goes to slap him, but Hardy grabs her arm and says they’re the creatures of the night. Jeff comes out of the crowd to try and jump Hardy, but Hardy sees him coming and Karen tries to lowblow Hardy from behind, hecatches her arm, but Jeff nails him. Hardy fights Jarrett off and Karen hits the trail with him.
Mexican America is backstage saying it doesn’t matter who they’re facing, because…well, Sarita says stuff in Spanish I don’t understand. They defend the title next.
Ric Flair and Eric Bischoff are backstage telling Gunner that he has to go out there tonight and destroy Garett Bischoff, don’t worry about anything, just go out there and hurt him.
World Tag Team Title Match: Mexican America vs Crimson & Matt Morgan
Crimson and Anarquia start us off and Crimson dominates with a back elbow and vertical suplex for 2. Crimson with a three quarter nelson with kneestrikes to the skull and a rolling neckbreaker for 2. Hernandez lays Crimson out with a clothesline from the floor and Anarquia pounces, firing off right hands and then tagging Hernandez in to hit a hard bodyslam and cover for 2. Mexican America with the Beverly Drop for 2, then Anarquia getsa chinlock. Hernandez gets in and gets a head vice, then flattens Crimson with a Pounce for 2 and goes back to the neck vice. Hernandez tags in and Crimson spears him out of his shoes and makes the hot tag to Morgan, who comes in and plows through both Anarquia and Hernandez. Morgan with a fallaway slam to Hernandez, thena corner clothesline on Anarquia, one for Hernandez, and a chokeslam for Anarquia for 2. Hernandez goes after Morgan and beats him down in the corner, but Morgan lays both members of Mexican America out with a double clothesline. Crimson comes in to neutralize Hernandez and clothesline him to the outside, then hits an exploder suplex on Anarquia. Morgan with the Carbon Footprint and we have new champions!
Winners and NEW World Tag Team Champions: Matt Morgan & Crimson
James Storm is backstage and says he knows who jumped him backstage, and he’s going to out him after this next match. Speaking of the next match, Sting and Garret Bischoff are backstage, and they’re…CHATTING!
It’s main event time…I guess…
Gunner vs Garret Bischoff
As promised, Sting, Eric Bischoff, and Ric Flair are all at ringside. Garret ducks a shot and comes off the ropes with a flying forearm. Gunner backs off and circles Garret, then Garrett ducks again and fires off kicks and punches before Gunner just picks Garrett up and dumps him. Garret misses an elbowdrop, and Gunner rips his head off with a clothesline. Gunner with back elbows in the corner and then tries to twist Garret’s head off right in his father’s face as Eric tears into his son from ringside. Garret dodges a corner charge, but Gunner picks him up and tosses him across the ring. Gunner’s shoulder seems to be hurt, but Eric grabs his son’s foot from ringside as Gunner hits a charging clothesline in the corner and a HARD back suplex. Gunner with shoulderblocks to the midsection in the corner as I notice that Garret is wearing F’n Converse All Stars as he either spears or belly-to-belly suplexes Gunner (I turned my head for a second and missed which) and gets the win.
Winner: Garret Bischoff
Sting raises Garret’s hand, and then we go to James Storm as he’s backstage, and he’s…WALKING!
James Storm comes out to the ring and says it doesn’t matter where he goes or what he accomplishes, just because he talks with a twang in his slang and wears cowboy boots and jeans, people look down on him and pass him over for someone who’s more “correct”. This is professional wrestling and he’s been doing it for 15 years, he is the Cowboy James Storm, and he’s as tough as they come. He doesn’t come out here and pretend to be tough because he’s been in bar fights, he’s been to jail, and he’s been in it every day of his life, and right now he’s going to blame everyone in the back for what happened to him, and right now, he wants AJ Styles to come out to the ring. AJ comes out and asks Storm if he’s kidding him, and Storm says he called him out here to tell him exactly what he thinks. AJ says that after everything with Roode tonight, he thinks AJ jumped him? He checked on Storm at the hospital, he called him at home, and he’s so paranoid that he doesn’t know what’s going on? Storm says he’s so paranoid that AJ weaseled his way into not one, but two title shots against Robert Roode. AJ says Sting made the matches, not him,and he didn’t jump Storm and he’s done talking about it. They get into a shoving match, but Frankie Kazarian comes out and shoves them both off and tells AJ to get lost because this is over. Kazarian leaves with AJ as Storm’s music hits and he stands in the ring looking really paranoid.
Storm goes to leave when Kurt Angle comes out of nowhere and attacks Storm from behind, then rams his already concussed head into the ring steps. Angle throws Storm into the ring and hits the Angle Slam, then takes a microphone and tells Storm that he found him: guilty as charged. When Storm wakes up, he wants him to go tell his daughter that he was the one who gave daddy a concussion.
Riley has his leg taped and he should have surgery but he’s going to fight out this match. This is about the third good match these two have had on Superstars and it is rather enjoyable to say the very least. McIntyre works over the leg but Riley fights back with a huge spinebuster. First attempt of the A-Bomb does not work out and McIntyre nails Riley with a kick to the face for a nearfall. McIntyre goes up top but Riley catches him and hits an A-Bomb for the pin. Alex Riley gets the win on WWE Superstars.
We’ll recap the Rock from RAW later on WWE Superstars.
The Rock returns after seven years in a wrestling match, with his Wrestlemania 27 opponent, John Cena versus R-Truth and The Miz, never before, and never again.
- WWE announced today that the Divas Title match between Eve Torres and Beth Phoenix at Sunday's Survivor Series pay-per-view will now be a Lumberjill Match with the entire Divas roster surrounding the ring.
26th of June, the last edition of Nitro in my New Blood Series. It's been a fun ride, too bad it had to end in Des Moines, Iowa. You know what people say about Des Moines? Nothing, nobody talks about it! Commissioner Cat on the mic, Mark Jindrak and Sean O'Haire vs. The Filthy Animals, Big Vito open challenge, 3 Count vs. The Perfect Event(c) - Tag Titles, Jim Duggan vs. Goldberg, Mike Awesome vs. Kevin Nash, Buff Bagwell vs. Scott Steiner, Stacy Keibler in the ring, Disco Inferno calls out Lance Storm, Dale Torborg looks for Vampiro, Jeff Jarrett(c) vs. Scott Steiner vs. Goldberg vs. Kevin Nash - World Heavyweight Championship.
Goldust Campaigning for WrestleMania Match Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/17/2011 at 01:02 PM
Goldust, who currently works behind the scenes as a producer and trainer for WWE, has begun campaigning on Twitter for a match against his brother Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 28.
He states, "With your voices heard to @WWE, goldust vs cody at wm28.....ic title versus career. For the haters can hope i lose to cody and retire, teamgoldie can hope for an ass whoopin for the ages and new ic champ."
Goldust continues, "Here's the deal.....the fire in me is too strong to lose to my move stealing lemmule of a brother....experience everytime.
"His ic title .....my career.....i would whoop him, take back My ic title and shatter all his dreams. Only teamgoldie can make this happen...u know how much it means to me."
Meanwhile, Goldust has been blocking users who mention his former personas, including Black Reign and the short-lived Seven.
More on Ryder not getting his U.S. title shot Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 11/17/2011 at 09:39 AM
WWE's website has a new storyline article up with comments from John Laurinaitis on Zack Ryder. Laurinaitis has denied Ryder's United States Title petition and given the Survivor Series Title shot to John Morrison.
Laurinaitis told WWE.com:
"I think I'm being very generous because John Morrison was on a losing streak which he seemed to have broken with a victory over Dolph Ziggler in a match last week. I'm all about giving talent opportunities and I feel that John Morrison has earned an opportunity to compete for the United States Championship."
"As far as Zack Ryder's twitter petition goes, no General Manager in WWE history is more about social media than I am. However, I feel he is going to have to gain many more than 15,000 signatures before I consider giving him an opportunity to compete for the United States Championship. Again, I'm all about giving talent opportunities ... when I feel they have earned them."
Dolph Ziggler's Opponent At Survivor Series Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/16/2011 at 01:36 PM
It was announced at Tuesday's SmackDown taping in Bridgeport, Connecticut that Dolph Ziggler would be defending the United States Championship this Sunday at the Survivor Series. It was originally reported John Morrison would challenge Ziggler for the strap on Sunday. However, other reports claimed that Ryder would be the challenger.
WWE.com announced Wednesday that Ziggler will defend the United States Championship against Morrison at the event.
TNA star Jeff Hardy debuted a new mask at Sunday's Turning Point pay-per-view. The mask he wore to the ring prior to his match with Jeff Jarrett can best be described as "alien meets predator meets the Power Rangers."
TNA Talent Being Moved To OVW. One Wrestler Leaving The Company
According to PWInsider TNA has started to approach talents that aren't currently being booked on TV regularly, asking them to relocate to Ohio Valley Wrestling in Louisville, Kentucky to continue to refine their ring skills. We've heard a few names have been approached, but can confirm that one of those names, Ink, Inc.'s Jesse Neal, has turned down the request and will be finishing up with the company shortly.
* Titus O’Neil beat Tyler Reks. was in Reks’ corner while Percy was with Titus. They were sent to the back during the match but Young came back out after the match and beat Titus down. This concluded NXT.
Jim Ross failed “The Michael Cole Challenge” Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes & Hunico def. WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston & Sin Cara Mason Ryan def. U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler by Disqualification Sheamus def. Jack Swagger Kelly Kelly def. Natalya WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio & World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry def. CM Punk & Big Show Randy Orton def. Wade Barrett by Disqualification
BOSTON — Finally, The Rock has come back to Boston! In front of a raucous, capacity crowd in Boston’s TD Garden, The Great One made a thrilling return to the ring and laid the smackdown on The Miz, R-Truth and . . . Mick Foley?!
The Rock & John Cena faced off with The Miz & R-Truth (WATCH | PHOTOS) There’s a reason he’s known as The Most Electrifying Man in Entertainment. For the better part of 20 minutes, The Rock enthralled a sold-out crowd in Boston’s TD Garden with little more than a microphone. Calling out his Survivor Series opponents, The Miz & R-Truth, The Brahma Bull was soon joined in the ring by John Cena.
Although they stood together against The “Awesome Truth,” the WrestleMania opponents couldn’t help but take a few shots at each other. But when things got physical, the Cenation leader and The People’s Champion were on the same page as they put the boots to their arrogant opponents.
It was a definite sign that on Sunday, Cena and The Rock may be able to work together.
Randy Orton def. Wade Barrett by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) Coming off a huge victory over Randy Orton on SmackDown, Wade Barrett locked up with The Viper again tonight, but a clear winner could not be decided. Six days before they captain opposing teams at Survivor Series, The Viper and the British competitor saw their bout turn into bedlam as the members of their teams stormed the ring and started an all-out brawl. The ring may not be able to contain these 10 competitors on Sunday.
Jonah Hill announced for next Monday’s Raw SuperShow (WATCH) The star of the upcoming comedy "The Sitter" will be keeping an eye on all the madness of WWE when funnyman Jonah Hill guest stars on next Monday's Raw.
Kevin Nash attacked Santino Marella (WATCH | PHOTOS) Proving he’s one of the most dangerous Superstars on the roster, Kevin Nash interrupted Santino Marella and powerbombed the Italian Superstar, nearly driving his body through the canvas. The big man then took a moment to gloat, saying that he's here tonight while Triple H is sitting at home.
WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio & World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry def. CM Punk & Big Show (WATCH | PHOTOS) Before teaming with Big Show in an exciting preview of Sunday’s two World Title bouts, CM Punk was ambushed in the locker room by the vicious Alberto Del Rio and stomped into the ground. (WATCH) Bravely, The Straight Edge Superstar still made it out for his match, but he couldn’t stop The Mexican Aristocrat in his weakened state and was pinned by the WWE Champion. After the bell, Del Rio continued his assault, punishing Punk with the cross armbreaker.
Kelly Kelly def. Natalya (WATCH | PHOTOS) Following the announcement that Eve will face Divas Champion Beth Phoenix for the title this Sunday at Survivor Series, the beautiful challenger’s best friend and current Maxim covergirl (WATCH) Kelly Kelly proved that she was more than just a pretty face by beating the smug Natalya.
Sheamus def. Jack Swagger (WATCH | PHOTOS) Before they clash on opposing teams at Survivor Series, Sheamus and Jack Swagger battled one-on-one with the powerful Celtic Warrior claiming victory.
Mick Foley presented “John Cena, This is Your Life!” (WATCH: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | PHOTOS) In an attempt to unite John Cena and The Rock before their big Survivor Series bout, Mick Foley presented a candid look at the Cenation’s leader’s extraordinary life. Hearkening back to a moment Foley shared with The Brahma Bull on Raw more than 12 years ago, the former WWE Champion introduced Cena’s little league coach, father and former tag partner, Bull Buchanan, to the ring.
Unfortunately, things did not go as The Hardcore Legend planned. First, the coach embarrassed Cena when he brought up a traumatizing childhood strikeout, then B-2 claimed that his former partner ruined his life and finally Cena’s dad chastised the WWE fans who boo his son.
Before things could get worse, The Rock hit the ring and delivered a devastating Rock Bottom to Mick Foley, saving his Survivor Series partner from any further embarassment.
Mason Ryan def. U.S. Champion Dolph Ziggler by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) After WWE.com announced that Christian pulled out of Team Barrett at Survivor Series due to an injury, Vickie Guerrero revealed that Dolph Ziggler will be taking the sketchy Superstar’s place on the squad. Apparently, the United States Champion was trying to stay in one piece for Sunday night as Vickie interfered early in the match by slapping Mason Ryan across the face. But before the cocky competitor could get out of the arena, he was tossed back in the ring by John Morrison and driven into the mat by the massive Welshman.
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes & Hunico def. WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston & Sin Cara (WATCH | PHOTOS) Beaten and unmasked by Randy Orton on SmackDown, Cody Rhodes showed the WWE Universe his face — and an even nastier attitude. Claiming that The Viper actually emancipated him by taking his mask, the twisted Superstar brutalized two of the competitors he will face at Survivor Series before pinning Kofi Kingston.
Mick Foley arrived at the arena (WATCH) As Michael Cole writhed on a trainer’s table somewhere in the arena, WWE Raw SuperShow received an unexpected guest — Mick Foley. Arriving in a limousine, the former WWE Champion revealed that he spared no expense to show The Rock and John Cena a night they will never forget.
Jim Ross failed The Michael Cole Challenge (WATCH | PHOTOS) Is anyone in the WWE Universe surprised that The Michael Cole Challenge was a sham? After weeks of threats, the sniveling announcer finally subjected J.R. to three tests for the opportunity to take over his announcing position. First, the Sooner beat Cole in an arm wrestling match. Then, J.R. schooled him in a dance competition. But the WWE Hall of Famer couldn’t pass the final challenge — a comparison to see who weighed less.
Cole may have been entertained by his swerve, but he was the only one. Outraged by what he described as a colossal waste of time, CM Punk stormed the ring and vowed to make Raw interesting again. Of course, he was quickly interrupted by Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis who announced a huge bout for tonight — CM Punk & Big Show vs. WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio & World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry.
Unimpressed by the GM's declaration, The "Voice of the Voiceless" immediately went about making Monday night more entertaining by locking Cole in a brutal Anaconda Vise. (WATCH)
- WWE is now selling a "Future Endeavors" t-shirt for John Laurinaitis. Former WWE Diva Cherry wrote the following on Twitter regarding the new gear: "I have 2 say that t new "Future Endeavor" tshirt is pretty hurtful for me at least! A lot of dreams were crushed w that statement. Not cool"
Full Results From The Turning Point Pay-Per-View Event
On Sunday night, "Turning Point" aired live on Pay-Per-View from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. The epic event saw Bobby Roode vs. AJ Styles for the World Heavyweight Title, Jeff Hardy vs. Jeff Jarrett, Velvet Sky vs. Gail Kim for the Knockouts Title and much more! Catch the replay all this week on your cable or satellite provider, or watch it online around the world at TNAOnDemand.com.
Scroll down for results, plus images below from the Pay-Per-View event
Tune into Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING on Spike TV at 9/8c for the aftermathfrom the event, plus exclusive footage! If you can't watch it, set your DVR to record it.
Quick Results from the Pay-Per-View:
TV Championship: Robbie E Def. Eric Young Tag Team Championship: Mexican America and Sarita Def. Ink Inc and Toxxin X-Division Championship: Austin Aries Def. Jesse Sorensen & Kid Kash No DQ Match: Rob Van Dam Def. Christopher Daniels Undefeated Streak: Crimson & Matt Morgan disqualified Tag Team Match: Mr. Anderson & Abyss Def. Bully Ray & Scott Steiner Knockouts Championship: Gail Kim Def. Velvet Sky Challenge Match: Jeff Hardy Def. Jeff Jarrett World Heavyweight Championship: Bobby Roode def. AJ Styles
Results from the Turning Point Pay-Per-View
After the match going back and forth between Robbie E and Eric Young, with Young shedding a few layers of pants… Eric Young brought it to the top ropes diving onto Robbie E and giving him the advantage, however, Robbie E managed to pick up the win after Robbie T interfered in the match by taking out Eric Young allowing Robbie E to get the pin and become the new Television Champion!
World Tag Team Championship:
This mixed tag match started out with only the men competing and each team doing everything they could to get the 3 count. Jesse Neal sporting a red, white and blue mohawk, speared Hernandez and with the two reaching for the tag they both finally tagged in Toxxin and Sarita. After Hernandez interrupted a near pinfall on Toxxin, Ink, Ink. seemed to gain control, however, even after ripping down the pants of Anarquia ,Mexican America picked up the win afteroutside interference allowed Sarita to pin Toxxin.
X Division Championship:
This was an extremely physical match by these competitors. It started with Kash and Aries trying to take out Sorensen and doing whatever they could to make it happen. They stuck to the mat to start, however, Sorensen quickly took it to the air with an impressive dive outside of the ring onto Aries and Kash. It wasn’t long before it went back to the 2 on one scenario against Sorensen. After a couple near pinfalls by Kash, Aries told Kash to stick to the plan so he could keep his belt , though this didn’t seem to be something Kash was entirely on board with. After a suplex and a neck breaker Kash had Sorensen pinned but Aries on the outside put his foot on the rope to stop the count. While arguing with the Ref Aries came from behind for a roll up on Kash to get the 3 count and retain the X Division title.
No DQ Match:
After Christopher Daniels formed a gentleman’s agreement with RVD to make it a regular match, Daniels started out in control by striking when RVD’s guard was down. When things seemed to stop going the way Daniels wanted he attempted to leave but did not make it far with RVD in tow. Despite Daniels making the match a regular match he brought into play a chair and disregarded the agreement he just made before the start of the match. Favor seemed to go back and forth for the majority of this bout, however, RVD came ahead as both the crowd favorite and the top contender in this match despite Daniel’s unfair methods and was able to pick up the 3 count and win after a 5 star frog splash.
These two giants started out with brutal blows and appropriately a test of strength. As the match progressed Crimson showed amazing resilience to the blows Morgan was dishing out. Morgan was unleashing many of his signature moves that would typically decimate his opponents but they did little to slow down the undefeated Crimson, even after the Carbon Footprint, Crimson could not be pinned. Morgan did show much resilience from Crimson as well which showed these two opponents to be quite evenly matched. Crimson and Morgan resorted to exchanging punches and it eventually led to a stoppage by the ref after both threw him to the ground for a double disqualification.
Tag Team Match:
Steiner and Ray worked together to weaken Mr. Anderson with a good old fashion beatdown. After the ref missed a tag from Anderson to Abyss the beating continued as Abyss looked on. Finally Abyss managed to get tagged in and cleaned house on Steiner and Ray. After Anderson was nearly pinned the ref said Abyss was tagged in who promptly went for the blackhole slam on Steiner and got the pin to pick up the win.
This match started out strong with the two competitors going back and forth however, due to a distraction from Karen Jarrett, Rayne was able to interfere unnoticed and hit Sky and almost allowing Kim to land a splash off the top rope. When Sky was distracted it allowed for Gail Kim to hit Sky and get the pin to become the new Knockout’s Champion.
The match started out with Jarrett waiting in anticipation to start. Though it was short lived as Hardy enlisted a series of moves and finished Jarrett off with a Twist of Fate to get the Pin. Jarrett demanded that the match be restarted and Hardy obliged. After much back and forth Hardy came out victorious for the second time. Jarrett would not accept this and went after Hardy and forced him back into the ring where after what seemed to be a sure pin for Jarrett was reversed by Hardy for a third pin!
World Heavyweight Championship:
In the main event for the TNA World Heavyweight Championship, new champion Bobby Roode defended against "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles. Roode tried to take advantage with his power early on, but AJ gained momentum with his high-flying skills. In the end, after a back and forth battle, AJ Styles went for the Styles Clash finisher, but Roode reversed it and with a handful of tights, got the 3 count and retained the championship! Another cheap win for Roode - and an underhanded win he'll certainly have to address on Thursday's IMPACT on SpikeTV!
WWE is conducting a survey asking for feedback on 17 show concepts for the upcoming WWE Network.
* Stone Cold Steve Austin and his counterpart, a refined beer expert, visit a different local brewery, pub, or beer fest/competition each week in different U.S. cities. Follow the tour bus online by accessing the show’s interactive GPS map and Join Stone Cold as he meets the owners of different establishments around the country; learns how the beer gets made, learns what to eat with specific beers and on the whole, just has a great time. If you’d watch this show, give me a ‘hell yeah!’
* A show based on the real lives of the largest athlete in the world, the Big Show, and his wife Bess (who has a larger than life personality). What does it take to feed a Giant? What unusual things happen in every day life when you’re 7 feet tall and weigh 500 pounds? Travel on Big Show and Bess’ tour bus from town to town; meet their giant mastiffs that sleep in their already cramped bed, and hear the outrageous stories about the Big Show and his blunders as only his wife can tell them. Then connect with Show himself during his weekly check-in with fans at WWE.com, where viewers can also find un-lockable bonus clips, Bess’s blog, and the “Show cam”, a 24/7 webcam documenting the couple’s life at home.
* Join Mick Foley as he tours the greatest adventure parks in the United States in search of the ultimate roller coaster ride. Experience the food, the people, and the thrill of the action hosted by the greatest roller coaster enthusiast in the WWE, Mick Foley. Learn more about these amazing thrill rides via WWE.com’s interactive coaster map; an annotated guide to the best amusements in the country. Post your own comments, and debate with Mick about the best dips and dives in Theme Park-Dom.
* Hosted by Mick Foley, this program will feature the best OMG moments in Sports Entertainment History. Relive Foley’s death defying fall off Hell in the Cell, Jeff Hardy’s Swanton Bomb to the outside of the ring off a 12 foot ladder, or Shane McMahon’s drop off the side of the Titan Tron. What was going through their minds as they jumped or fell? What did it feel like when they landed? Would they do it all over again? Ask your questions online and have them answered in exclusive interviews by the WWE Superstars who lived the moment.
* Akin to Ice Road Truckers or Deadliest Catch, this series would follow the WWE Road Crews from show to show to illustrate the many facets of what it takes to put on a live television show week after week. This program will follow the lives of everyone backstage: the truckers, the caterers, the television engineers, the pyro crew, as well as the WWE Superstars. What does it take to put on the biggest traveling show in the world week in and week out? Watch to find out, and go online to read the daily posts and photos from these road warriors’ themselves; or thumb through WWE.com’s official guide to landing a job on the Road Crew, and submit your resume!
* A reality show that is the exact opposite of The Biggest Loser; based on WWE Superstars helping “skinny” or “scrawny” guys put on muscle mass while providing tips to build their confidence to get their dream girl. Follow along online, where the WWE Superstars provide exclusive live tips during programming, and where the contestants document their progress on a weekly basis.
* Die-hard, middle-aged fans live out their childhood dreams of becoming a WWE Superstar by training in the ring, learning how to talk on the microphone, and getting “slammed” by their childhood hero. Vote each week to rate how well contestants are performing inside the ring and help them develop their WWE persona through live online polling.
* Each show features a different WWE Superstar or Diva taking a WWE fan through their workout. Watch as the fan sweats through a routine while learning about different training techniques as well as general workout and nutritional tips for people who are looking to get in shape. Download the show’s free iPhone exercise app, and workout alongside the Superstars, from the comfort of home, as you burn calories and build muscle.
* Amazing Race meets Road Trip as the WWE Universe competes for the ultimate prize; front row tickets to WrestleMania. Teams of WWE fans will travel the country through various challenges and roadblocks to score their chance to witness the greatest live event spectacular in entertainment, WrestleMania. A GPS tracker lets viewers follow the teams, who must use social media to help unlock tasks, get clues, and earn rewards.
* The ultimate behind-the-scenes look into the lives of six Divas as they work, train, and party together across the country in the confines of a tour bus; think Bret Michaels’ Rock of Love Tour meets Road Rules; WWE Diva’s style. How do 6 Divas share one shower? What happens when a jilted lover gets intimate with another Diva on the bus? If you thought there were sparks in The Ring every night, wait until you see what happens on The Bus…(and make sure to watch each week for a special code that unlocks the bus’s live 24/7 webcam!)
* Think Hard Knocks meets 24/7 as we follow the lives of hopeful WWE Superstars and Divas as they work, train, and struggle their way to the main roster. What relationships develop as the personal and professional lives of these young men and women intersect? Who dominates as the “alpha male”? Be a part of their triumphant success or witness the crushing blow of their failure. Who will make it up the ladder? Connect with the trainers during the show to make your opinion known, go online to pull up the live “heat map,” which rates which talents are trending most with fans in social circles, and login to Facebook to access bonus “confessional” footage.
* What match would you like to see the most? What classic WWE moment would you like to relive? You decide! Hosted out of the WWE’s state of the art HD Studio, this is where the WWE Universe programs the show and selects the content through social media voting and polling.
* A series about the romantic relationships in the WWE; showcasing famous relationships of the past between Macho Man Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth, Stephanie McMahon and HHH, Edge & Lita, Mr. McMahon’s multiple conquests, and more!
* From George “The Animal Steel”, to the likes of Goldust, Mankind, and the Brood, this 10 part series focuses on the careers and back stories of the "oddest" WWE Superstars in WWE history. Who do you think was the WWE’s most unusual character? You can join the conversation through social media and upload your ideas for the most “different” WWE characters.
* From DX imitating the Nation, to Edge and Christian's escapades, to The Rock's classic interviews, this 10 part series highlights the WWE's most hilarious scenes, commentary, and bloopers. You will have the chance to rate these moments through social media and earn points for finding content we might have missed! This program is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud!
* Classic matches from the libraries of the NWA, AWA, WCW, WWE, Smoky Mountain Wrestling, Georgia Championship Wrestling and more, are given a modern day presentation. The bouts of Legends like Bruno Sammartino, Bobo Brazil and Bob Backlund are enhanced with onscreen factoids and interactive interviews that offer a never before seen experience in Sports Entertainment history.
* What happened the night Mr. McMahon’s limo exploded? What happened the night Stone Cold Steve Austin filled Mr. McMahon’s prize corvette with concrete? What incident led to the wedding of Stephanie McMahon and the Undertaker? Relive these classic moments on television and interact via a second screen experience allowing you to unlock exclusive scenes and interviews in a never before seen one hour show. Go back to the water cooler!
Former Star Kamala Reportedly Has Foot Amputated Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/11/2011 at 11:28 AM
WrestlingNewsCenter.com reports James Harris, who is known as "The Ugandan Giant" Kamala, had his foot amputated Monday due to complications of high blood pressure and diabetes.
Hollywood Jimmy, a close friend of Harris, wrote Wednesday, "I talked to James today and he’s in good spirit. James is a true Memphis Wrestling legend and will be missed in the wrestling world. I had the opportunity to travel up and down the road with James and he's one of the nicest people in the wrestling business. I wish James a speedy recovery and we hope he feels better."
This would likely signal the end of his 37-year career as a professional wrestler, which has included stops in every major promotion including WWE, World Class Championship Wrestling, the National Wrestling Alliance, Mid-South Wrestling, Memphis Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and the American Wrestling Association. He continued to compete on the independent wrestling circuit in recent years and would occasionally resurface on national television. He last appeared on a national show at TNA Wrestling's Slammiversary pay-per-view event in June 2008, as a guest at Jay Lethal and SoCal Val's wedding.
Harris is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1656220687. His last message, published October 14, reads: "Sometime when I'm riding along the highways in my big 18 wheeler I think of a particular moment in wrestling, and I will just hold on to it as long as I can with warmth. Then again, there are the sad times. I guess we all have them."
Turning Point: This Sunday, Nov. 13 Live On Pay-Per-View
On Sunday, November 13, Direct Auto Insurance and TNA IMPACT WRESTLING present "Turning Point" live on Pay-Per-View and online at TNAOnDemand.com from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, featuring Hulk Hogan, Sting, Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle, Mr. Anderson, AJ Styles, Bobby Roode and more! PPV events air on Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Charter Cable, Cablevision, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FIOS, DIRECTV, Dish Network, Viewer's Choice and more. Preview "Turning Point" with new "Before The Bell" exclusive vieos below! Watch the free PPV preshow online at our Facebook page starting at 7:30 ET / 4:30PT at FACEBOOK.COM/IMPACTWRESTLING
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