•Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes def. Booker T (Intercontinental Championship Match) (PHOTOS) •Hornswoggle def. Heath Slater (Over-the-Top Rope Challenge) (PHOTOS) •Hunico def. Ted DiBiase (PHOTOS) •Santino Marella def. Drew McIntyre (PHOTOS) •Primo & Epico def. WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom (Title-free Match)(PHOTOS) •Tamina def. Natalya (PHOTOS) •World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan def. Big Show (Disqualification - World Heavyweight Title Match) (PHOTOS)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – While Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes reigned supreme in an epic battle against WWE legend Booker T, Daniel Bryan was lucky to walk away World Heavyweight Champion, following a highly questionable result in his title showdown against Big Show.
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan def. Big Show by Disqualification in a World Heavyweight Title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) At WWE TLC, Daniel Bryan cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase, snatching the newly captured World Heavyweight Championship from a war torn Big Show. This week, the new champion put the title on the line against a determined World’s Largest Athlete, looking for payback – and to take back what was once his.
With Mark Henry sitting in with the SmackDown announce team, the David and Goliath showdown unfolded, with the fierce might of the giant clashing full force with the technical skill of the reigning champ. In the height of the fury – after escaping the LeBell Lock – Big Show looked ready to finish things off with the WMD. However, Bryan was able to avoid the crippling assault, ducking out of the ring. There, he got into strong words with Henry, leading to a powerful shove by The World’s Strongest Man that left the referee no choice but the call for the disqualification.
As a stunned and furious Big Show looked on in the ring, Daniel Bryan – lucky to get out of the match with the World Heavyweight Championship still in his grasp – raised his title high above his head, celebrated his controversial title defense.
Tamina def. Natalya (WATCH | PHOTOS) Channeling the wild side of her WWE Hall of Fame father Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, an animalistic Tamina overcame Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart’s daughter Natalya with an explosive splash off the top rope.
Primo & Epico def. WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom in a Title-free Match (PHOTOS) Amidst the bedlam of a high-octane tag team match-up, Rosa Mendes blocked Kofi Kingston’s path as he looked ready to launch himself on Epico outside the ring. This distraction paved the way for Epico to grab the high-flyer’s legs and hurl him out to ringside with incredible velocity.
This did not stop the legal man Evan Bourne from gaining an advantage over Primo in the ring. However, as he attempted to hit the Air Bourne off the top rope, Epico struck again, pulling his cousin out of harm’s way as Bourne crashed to the canvas. This allowed Primo to pick up the victory, giving his team another win over the WWE Tag Team Champions.
Santino Marella def. Drew McIntyre (WATCH | PHOTOS) In a match that would decide whether Santino would become the new Assistant to the General Manager Theodore Long or whether Drew McIntyre’s job would truly be in jeopardy, The Italian Stallion would prevail. With both Superstars battling on the ropes, McIntyre ended up smashing his head into the steel ring post. This set up the infamous Cobra to strike, earning Santino the career-changing three-count. Sheamus felt the dual wrath of Jinder Mahal & Wade Barrett (WATCH | PHOTOS) One week after leaving Randy Orton injured at the bottom of an arena staircase, Wade Barrett came before the WWE Universe to declare The Viper "finished" – the latest victim of The Barrett Barrage. But, when he insisted that he would triumph in the Royal Rumble Match, Sheamus emerged to dispute his claim, insulting the English Superstar in the process.
Just as things were heating up with the two intense Superstars, Jinder Mahal interrupted their stare down, slapping The Celtic Warrior. Mahal and Barrett proceeded to launch a vicious double assault on The Great White. Though Sheamus fought back with pure Irish tenacity, he could not overcome the odds – ultimately suffering the Winds of Change by Barrett and the “Punjabi Clutch” by Jinder.
Hunico def. Ted DiBiase (WATCH | PHOTOS) Riding to the ring on a low-rider driven by his amigo Camacho, Hunico mocked Ted DiBiase, suggesting that he and his cohort might need to crash one of the DiBiase Posse Parties in the near future.
In the culmination of their heated battle, Hunico backed up his tough talk – conquering DiBiase with an impressive submission maneuver-pin combination.
Hornswoggle def. Heath Slater in an Over-the-Top Rope Challenge (WATCH | PHOTOS) After being humiliated by Sheamus and Hornswoggle one week ago, Heath Slater challenged the latter to an Over-the-Top Rope Challenge. Although it looked like The One Man Southern Rock Band would find success in hurling his pint-sized opponent over the ropes and into the loss column, Hornswoggle latched onto his long, red hair at the last second, causing Slater to plummet to defeat.
When Slater jumped back into the ring to try and get his revenge after the bell, his former WWE Tag Team Champion partner Justin Gabriel came to the rescue, dropping the 450 Splash on his old ally.
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes def. Booker T in an Intercontinental Championship Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Heading into their blockbuster title rematch, both Cody Rhodes and Booker T possessed one victory over each other – the former at WWE TLC and the latter on Raw several weeks ago. In the height of their earth-shattering third encounter, the Intercontinental Champion would ultimately prevail. Shortly after escaping the three-count attempt that resulted from the Master of the Spin-A-Roonie’s signature scissor kick, Rhodes roared back, hitting his own springboard kick to earn a monumental victory over a decorated WWE legend.
TNA Impact Wrestling Quarter Hour Ratings For January 5 2011
Q1: Impact opened with a 1.23 rating for a show-opening exchange involving Sting, Robert Roode & Bully Ray & Kurt Angle, and Jeff Hardy & Abyss & James Storm. (up 4.4% vs. 2011-Q1 average)
Q2: Impact dropped to a first-hour low 1.09 rating. The segment included two commercial breaks and the first-half of a Knockouts Tag Title match, with the commercials dragging down the rating. (down 5.7% vs. 2011-Q2 average)
Q3: Impact rebounded to a near-show-high 1.22 rating for the second-half of the KO Tag Title match, backstage segments, and half of a commercial break. (up 4.6% vs. 2011-Q3 average)
Q4: Impact began a steady decline with a 1.16 rating for the first-half of RVD vs. Gunner and one-and-a-half commercial breaks. (up 3.1% vs. 2011-Q4 average)
Q5: In a rare occurrence from Q4 to Q5, Impact declined to a 1.12 rating for RVD-Gunner part 2, backstage promos for the main event, the first-half of an X Division tag match, and one commercial break. This was the first Q4 to Q5 decline since October 20. (down 9.1% vs. 2011-Q5 average)
Q6: Impact declined to a 1.03 rating for a segment with the second-half of the X Division tag, one commercial, and the first-half of the Wild Card tag tournament finals. (down 11.2% vs. 2011-Q6 average)
Q7: Impact declined to a show-low 0.99 rating for the tag match part 2 and one commercial break. (down 13.1% vs. 2011-Q7 average)
Q8: Impact rebounded to a 1.05 rating for the main event six-man tag match and one commercial break. (down 10.8% vs. 2011-Q8 average)
Impact Wrestling Results – 1/05/2012 From Universal Studios in Orlando, FloridaImpact Wrestling starts off with a video package about Bobby Roode. It has voice over from his family and friends. It also has voice over from Roode himself as he is the World Champion and the man! Bully Ray states that he is body guard of Roode. It then shows Sting confronting Roode couple weeks ago as Roode will get what is coming to
him. The video ends and the camera shows the Impact Zone! Music plays and here comes Sting! Sting comes out on stage as the crowd roars. He walks down the ramp with his gloves and in a button shirt with his famous sunglasses. He gets in the ring and does his “scream” to get the crowd roaring even more. He grabs a mic.
He states that he would love to have Jeff Hardy to the ring. What he wants, he gets. Jeff’s music plays and here comes the #1 Contender. His music plays and he comes down the ramp as the crowd cheers. He gets in the ring and shakes hands with the Stinger. The crowd starts chanting his name “Hardy, Hardy, Hardy”. Sting gets back on the mic. He says he is very impressed with Jeff Hardy. When he came back, he couldn’t be trusted, but he built trust. Sting then talks about himself as he has faced demons himself. He overcame it as he was given a second chance. While Jeff wasn’t lively before, he is now alive and ready. There are people that look up to Hardy, Sting says. They want to be Jeff. Sting respects Jeff and gives him 100% endorsement. Well, after that, music plays and here comes the TNA World Champion. Bobby Roode comes on stage with Kurt Angle at his side but behind him a little. Bully Ray is behind both of them. The three get on the apron as the crowd boos them. They get in the ring and Roode grabs a mic.
Roode starts of by saying he pretty much threw up in the back. He then makes a puking sound affect. He then questions what Sting just said about endorsing him. Bully Ray yells that “he sucks”. Roode goes on to question why he isn’t endorsed. Why isn’t he? If not him, then how about Kurt? Roode talks about Kurt going to the bar and kicking all of Storm’s friends and then punishes him a week later by facing RVD. If not Kurt, then how about Bully?! Bully then shows off his great leg muscles. Bully says he hasn’t had one World Title run. Why?….because Sting picks favorite. Roode turns to Jeff and asks why he is looking at him. He asks Jeff if he is looking at his title. He then goes on to say that he doesn’t care about Jeff. Well, this isn’t going to last long as music plays again and this time it’s James Storm’s music. He comes on stage with his beer bottle but also with Abyss as his side. They walk down the ramp and get into the ring. James gets on the mic and tells Roode to shut up as everyone is sick and tired of him. James goes to Kurt and says Kurt’s mouth looks wired shut from that super kick he got last week. He then goes on to talk about Kurt’s attack on James’ friends. James says he seen a man who wasn’t scared a couple weeks ago, but now is scared. Bully disagrees. James says the super kick is getting Kurt scared. James then welcomes Abyss to the mix as he hands him a beer bottle and he drinks it. James tells Kurt that he is either peeing himself or he wants to say something. Kurt does want to say something but Abyss cut him off.
Abyss grabs the mic and turns to Bully. Abyss says Immortal NEEDS Abyss. They need his size and strength. Abyss doesn’t need Immortal though. He only needs/wants Bully. He is going to make Bully suffer from all of the sins of Immortal. Bully goes on to talk, but Sting gets back on and tells him to shut up. Sting announces that these 6 men will be in a 6-men tag team match. Well, all of them are going to collide tonight!
A video that was filmed earlier today shows Madison Rayne in her swimsuit. She is showing it off like a model. Gail Kim is filming her. Madison looks to the side and sees Traci Brooks in a huge hot tub or small poll. Madison goes over to her and into the water. She starts trash talking Taci. Traci isn’t going to listen to this as she goes right after Madison. Gail puts the camera down and helps with this assault. After some more fighting, Traci leaves the water.
The camera shows the arena as music airs. It’s Mickie James’ music. She comes on stage with Traci at her side. They come down the ramp as the crowd cheers. After they are in the ring, Madison Rayne and Gail Kim come on stage. Both have their TNA Knockout Tag Titles while Kim also holds the TNA Knockout Title. As Gail gets on the apron, the fight breaks out.
Mickie James and Traci Brooks vs. Gail Kim and Madison Rayne (Champs) for the TNA Knockout Tag Team Titles
They knock Gail off the apron and Traci goes outside to handle Gail while Mickie is taking care of Madison. Mickie does a swinging neck breaker and Madison rolls out. Traci whips Gail in the steel steps and then rolls her back in the ring. Mickie and Traci punch Gail one by one in the head. She goes back and forth between the two. Madison gets on the apron, but Traci and Madison grab Kim and throw her right into Madison. Madison falls and Gail follows her. They are lying outside as Traci and Mickie have full advantage.
The show returns and Mickie is against Madison in the ring. Mickie has full advantage still as she kicks Madison in the gut while she is in the corner. Mickie does a monkey flip that sends Madison across the ring. Both get up and Madison comes back as she hits Mickie, but Mickie comes back and knocks Madison down. Mickie goes to run into the ropes, but Gail kicks Mickie in the back. Mickie turns to her and wants to hit her, but Gail gets off the apron. Well, here comes Traci as she runs around the ring and knocks Gail off her feet. She then punches her while on the floor. Mickie turns around and puts on a headlock on Mickie, but Madison gets up and tries to come back into this match. She goes for a kick to Mickie’s head, but Mickie ducked and knocked Madison off her feet again and then kicked her right in the head. She covers, but Gail is able to get in and stop the count. Traci comes in now and goes after Gail. Earl Hebner, the referee, breaks up the fight and pushes Traci to her corner. Mickie is back in control as she continues to attack Madison. She covers her, but Madison kicked out and is able to gain momentum as she kicks Mickie in the gut and then puts Mickie in the corner. She grabs her head and whips it down to the mat. Both get up and Mickie pushes Madison away. Rayne tags Gail in and she comes in. Mickie is able to get out before anything dangerous happens as she tags in Traci. She comes in and closelines Gail multiple times. She then does a chin breaker and then chokes Gail on the ropes. Gail comes back and tries to hits a big time move on Traci, but she reverses and hits the neck breaker. Mickie comes in, but Gail fights her off. She turns to Traci and gives her the boot to the face. She covers Traci. While she does, Mickie wants to come in, but Madison grabs Mickie’s shorts so she couldn’t get in the ring. The final moments becomes the “Direct Impact of the Night”. Winners and Still Champs: Gail Kim and Madison Rayne
Ric Flair is backstage with Gunner. Ric says Gunner is making a name for himself and he is making an impact (no pun intended). This is just want Gunner wants. Ric says no one will want to face Gunner in a couple of months. Just then, Sting comes along. Sting says RVD is going out to the ring alone tonight, so Gunner should too. Ric Flair says Sting is pushing his buttons. Sting likes pushing his buttons. He tells Ric that they will watch the match from the back. Ric doesn’t like the sound of that. He starts calling for Sting as he leaves. He starts yelling his name. Sting comes back and asks what he wants. Ric says nothing. Sting leaves. Ric turns to Gunner and wants him to rip RVD to shreds.
Eric Young is in the parking lot. He is coming out of a trailer and then looks under it. The camera man asks what Eric is doing. He is looking or ODB so they can team up tonight in their Wild Card Tag Team match. The camera man says that they are out of the tournament. Eric does not pay attention to his fact. He then has to go to look for, so he runs away.
A video plays showcasing the whole tournament that started a couple weeks ago. It showed clips of each match and then showed the final two teams.
Brutas Magnus is backstage with Samoa Joe. Magnus talks to Joe to get him pumped up. He says they can do this. They are going kill it out there. Magnus tells Joe to come. Joe grabs the shoulders and turns Brutas around. Joe then shakes Magnus hand and they walk away together.
AJ Styles and Kazarian are backstage. The camera man asks them how they are repairing for their match. Kazarian says they are doing the same thing they done for every other match. Kaz goes on to say that they are the only team that the two members actually like each other. AJ states that they can trust each other. That is how teams win tag team championships.
Garrett Bischoff is backstage. He is putting on a referee shirt. Sting enters the locker room. He asks Garrett how he is going. He states that he is now cleared to come back to work. He then states that no one is going to push him around. Sting asks Garrett what he is doing with a referee shirt. He replies that he is referring the next match. Sting tells him to take it off. He does. Sting then states that he is a wrestler. “Welcome to the roster,” Sting states.
The camera turns to Eric Young. He goes into the women’s locker room. It has Gail and Madison in their underwear. They start yelling at Eric to get out. He asks where ODB is. They continue to yell. Eric goes up to Gail and then Madison starts to attack him. Eric grabs her and puts her in a locker. He leaves and Gail is forced to get Madison out of the lucky locker.
The camera turns to Christy Hemme as she announces this match. Gunner enters the area first. He comes down the ramp as the crowd boos. After he is in the ring, Rob Van Dam’s music plays. He comes on the ramp as fireworks explode in the air. He gets in as the crowd cheers.
Gunner vs. Rob Van Dam
The bell sounds. Both men move around the ring. They then move closer and lock-up. They are dead even. But Gunner moves RVD and tries to place him in the corner, but he then moves RVD to the middle of the ring. He pushes him in the ropes and knocks him down. RVD gets up and he comes back as he does several kicks and punches like a springboard kick to the head. RVD does his famous “points to himself”, but Gunner goes after RVD before he can finish it. RVD moves out of the way. He then exits the ring and actually finishes his taunt.
Gunner is in control as he whips RVD in the ropes. Gunner hits Rob right in the face with an elbow. Rob falls and Gunner covers. He kicks out. He gets up and Gunner puts Rob in the corner as he continues the assault. He then whips RVD in the opposing corner. Gunner runs to him, but RVD kicks him in the face. Rob then jumps on the second or third corner and flies back to kick Gunner right in the head. He covers Gunner, but he kicks out. Both get up and Gunner comes back. He knocks RVD down and covers him, but he kicks out. Gunner then pulls Rob to the ropes and chokes him. He then does so with his bear hands. He covers, but it’s only a two! Gunner lifts RVD up, but RVD slides behind Gunner. He turns and RVD kicks Gunner with a spin kick. Both fall. Both slowly get up and Rob does a flying fist. He then closelines Gunner down and then hits him with a spin kick when he got up. Gunner gets up again and goes to the corner where RVD continues the attack. He comes out and Rob knocks Gunner down and hits a moonsault. He covers but nothing came out of it. RVD is then able to do a rolling thunder. Cover attempt, but Gunner rolls out. RVD baseball slides right into Gunner. RVD then jumps over and lands on the apron, but Gunner grabs Rob’s foot and makes it get stuck on the skirt. He gets tripped up and falls. Gunner then rips up the floor mat. He goes for a piledriver, BUT….RVD does a huge back body drop and you can hear the smack!!! RVD puts Gunner up on the steel guard rail. RVD gets on the apron and does his flying spin leg kick, but Gunner moved and RVD went right into the railing and fell right on the concrete. Gunner gets RVD up and goes for a piledriver, but TNA agents of D-Lo Brown and Al Snow run out and pull Gunner away. Gunner walks up the ramp backwards as he still looks hungry.
James Storm, Jeff Hardy, and Abyss are backstage. The camera man asks James a question. James says that they aren’t afraid of anyone one of their opponents tonight. Jeff then gets on the mic and says it’s great to get an endorsement from Sting. Jeff feels great. Abyss then gets on and says that he doesn’t need Immortal anymore.
Bobby Roode, Kurt Angle, and Bully Ray are backstage. Roode talks about Jeff Hardy and all of his wrongs as no one likes him. Kurt gets on and says he is going to get his revenge on James for super kicking him and taking his title away from him. Bully Ray finally gets on and says he doesn’t care about Abyss anymore. He can’t wait to meet and attack Abyss.
Christy Hemme is shown in the ring as she announces the next contest. Music plays and Kid Kash and the X-Division Champion, Austin Aries, come out on stage. They walk as Austin is in front of Kash. They get in the ring. Music plays again and Jesse Sorensen and Zema Ion come on stage. Jesse holds a football as he comes on stage. While he raises his arms, Zema takes it. Jese didn’t like that too much. He got it back though. They get on the apron.
Kid Kash and Austin Aries vs. Jese Sorensen and Zema Ion
Jese and Zema can’t decide who should start the match. While their back is turned, Kash runs over and hits Jese. Zema gets out and it’s Kash and Jese starting. Kash starts the match off, but Jese comes back with a huge knee to the face. Jese gains momentum, but runs out as Zema tags himself in. He gets in and Kash comes back. He brings Zema over and tags Austin in. They do a double team irish whip. They knock Zema down and they attack him on the mat. Kash leaves and Austin applies a headlock. He releases and then applies again. Zema gets out of it and closelines Austin down. Austin gets down, but Zema goes out of the ring. Austin runs and does a great suicide dive. As he gets back in the ring, Kash comes over and also attacks Ion. Ion is put back in the ring and Austin does a great elbow drop along with other offensive moves. Ion gets away and tags in Jese. Jese doesn’t want in, but Austin spins the ropes and Jese flips over. Jese comes back, but doesn’t last as Kash runs in and attacks Jese. Austin brings Jese over and tags Kash. Kash enters and he does a suplex and a cover. Jese kicks out. He tags in Austin. They both do an irish whip, but Jese is able to push them into each other. Jese gets up and Ion tags himself in again. Ion jumps in and does a great DDT from in the air on Kash. Austin gets up and Zema is whipped into the corner, but he jumps on it and flies back right on Austin. He covers, but Kash breaks it up. Austin goes for a back suplex, but Ion lands on his feet and Jese tags himself in. He gets in and attacks both opponents. He closelines Austin over while attacking Kash with a neck breaker before. Austin then jumps over the ropes and lands right on Austin.
Jese comes back in and knocks down Kash. He goes over to the corner and tags in Ion. Ion climbs the corner and does a 450 splash. Kash moves out of the way. As Ion gets up from the crash and burn, Jese tags himself in. He comes in and Austin is back. Jese grabs him and swings him around for the win. Winners: Jese Sorensen and Zema Ion
Kazarian is in a room by the locker room. As he is sitting there, AJ Styles enters the locker room and tells Kazarian that it is match time. Kazarian gets up and follows AJ out. As they leave, Daniels comes around the corner with a smirk on his face.
Eric Young is backstage. He comes into a room as he found ODB. He asks ODB what she is doing. She is taking some pics of a guy. ODB thanks the guy as he leaves. She then tells Eric that they are done as they lost. Eric doesn’t get it still as he wants to lock-up with ODB one more time. They lock-up and then fall down. ODB falls on Eric and then kisses him right on the lips. She gets up and leaves as Eric says, “I knew it.”
Music airs as Brutas Magnus and Samoa Joe come on stage. They walk down the ramp and into the ring. After they are in, AJ Styles’ music hits as Kazarian walks out with him. They walk down together and get in the ring.
Brutas Magnus and Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles and Kazarian in the Wild Card Tag Team Tournament Finals
AJ Styles starts the match while Joe does for his team. They move around the ring and then lock-up. Joe puts AJ right into the corner. He backs up but then punches AJ right in the gut and it makes AJ fall to the mat. Joe continues with hits to the head. AJ gets up from Joe and Joe tags in Brutas. Brutas enters and he does a quick offensive power move and then tags in Joe again. Joe enters and he punches AJ again and then does an abdominal stretch. He releases and AJ is on the mat. Joe walks around and goes back to AJ where AJ does a hurricanrona. AJ tags in Kaz. He gets in and attacks Joe and then runs into the ropes, but Brutas kicks him right in the back. Joe gets up and hits Kaz and then tags Brutas. He enters and puts Kaz into the corner. Kaz makes him bak up as he punches him multiple times. He tags in AJ and he enters. He knocks down Brutas and covers, but he kicks out. AJ jumps and plants his knee into the face. Another cover that is unsuccessful. He tags Kaz back in. He does a great dropkick to Magnus, but he kicks out. Kaz tags AJ and he kicks Brutas in the gut and then snaps him over. He gets Brutas up again and tags Kaz. Brutas whips Kaz in the ropes and kicks him. He then whips Kaz again and Brutas follows. They meet as Brutas closelines him down. He tags Joe and the beast enters. He jumps up and plants his back with full body weight on Kaz. He gets Kaz up and does some short jabs and then knocks him down again. Joe tags in Brutas. He enters and whips Kaz hard into the corner. Kaz falls from the impact.
Brutas gets him up and whips him in the corner again. He runs to Kaz, but Kaz moves out of the way, rolls across the ring and tags AJ. AJ enters and here he goes as he knocks down Brutas from a springboard move. Both get up and AJ tries for his finisher, but Brutas gets out, but AJ is able to hit the paylee. Just then, Daniels comes out on stage. AJ turns to tag Kaz in, but Kaz drops of the apron. Joe enters and puts AJ in the corner and does a jumping kick to the head. He puts AJ on the mat while Brutas flies off the corner with an elbow drop. He covers! Winners: Samoa Joe and Brutas Magnus
Daniels smiles from the stage while Kaz is pretty upset from what he did. Brutas and Joe celebrate in the ring while AJ is hurting in the ring.
Crimson and Matt Morgan are backstage. They are asked how they feel about facing Joe and Magnus. Crimson states they are not scared because they can defeat them. Joe and Brutas come and get right into the tag champs business. Joe gets in the face of Matt and does a jab insult. Matt, obviously, didn’t like it as he pushed Joe away. Brutas then goes after Crimson, but officials come over and break up any action before there is any huge fight.
Mike Tenay and Taz appear on television as they announce the matches for Genesis. Check WrestlingNewsWorld.com for the final line-up for Genesis that will air this Sunday!
Jeff Hardy’s music hits and here comes the team. Jeff comes on the stage first and then Abyss. James Storm is last as he drinks his beer. They get into the ring as the crowd roars. AFter they are in the ring, music plays and here comes the others. Bobby Roode, who has the TNA World Title around his waist, comes down first. Kurt Angle is second and Bully Ray is behind them. They get into the ring as the crowd boos. All 6 men are in the ring as Jeremy Borash announces this main event.
Abyss, James Storm, and Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray, Kurt Angle, and Bobby Roode
The bell sounds and Bully Ray starts the match out against James Storm. They move around the ring. James then runs to Bully and Bully ducks behind the ropes. He comes forward and they run around the ring some more. He is able to make Abyss come into the ring. As the referee deals with him, Bully tries to take advantage of James, but James knows better. They do lock-up though and Bully puts James in the corner. He attacks him several times. James comes out and he tags Abyss. Abyss enters and Bully is scared. He backs up. He then goes to fight him, but he is too frightened and tags Roode in. Roode enters and they go to lock-up, but Roode kicks Abyss in the gut and punches him several times. He tries to whip him, but Abyss whips in in the corner. Roode comes out and he gives Bobby a big boot. Abyss then runs into the ropes, but Bully kicks Abyss right in the head. Roode gets up and rams Abyss right in the corner of his team. Bully hits Abyss in the corner and then gets off the apron as Roode punches Abyss in the head several times.
Kurt is attacking Abyss as the show returns. He kicks Abyss multiple times in the gut and leg and then punches him as Abyss is down to one knee. Abyss gets up and Kurt continues to punch and kick. Abyss gets down to one knee again. Kurt tags Roode in. He gets in and Abyss pushes both stars away. He then grabs Kurt and Roode by the throat, but they fight Abyss off. Abyss makes his way over to his corner and tags Storm. Storm enters and he attacks both Kurt and Roode. He knocks them down multiple times. He is gaining all of the momentum. Kurt gets up and goes to closeline James, but he ducks. When he rises, Bully comes out of the corner and closelines James down as he was still on the apron. Roode tags Bully in. Kurt follows Roode to the apron. Ray yes in and he whips James into the corner and smashes him while also doing huge chops to the chest. He then lifts James up for a long standing vertical base and then drops him down for a suplex. He then wrenches the arms of James bak. Ray gets up, plants an elbow and covers, but James kicks out. Ray tags Kurt in. Kurt kicks James. He then waits until James gets up. He whips James in the corner and goes for a closeline, but James kicks Kurt’s arm and hits a side russian leg sweep. Both crawl and Kurt tags in Roode while James tags Jeff. Both enter and Jeff closelines Roode and then goes to his opponents corner and hits Ray. He continues to go after Roode with multiple offensive moves. He goes for a cover, but Ray comes in and breaks it up. Just then, everyone else enters. Bully goes after Storm while Jeff is kicking Roode in the corner and Abyss is after Kurt as he just tosses him out of the ring. He hits Kurt’s head right into the steel steps. James and Bully leave the ring and James hits Bully into the railing. Jeff and Roode get up. Roode lifts Jeff up, but Jeff lands on his feet and hits the twist of fate. He climbs the corner for the swanton bomb, but Ray pushes Jeff and he lands right on the ropes where the sun doesn’t shine. James enters the ring now and attacks Roode. He goes for his super kick, but Kurt enters and low blows James. He then does his version of the super kick. Abyss now enters and he attacks Kurt. He lifts Kurt up for the torture rack, but Bully gets in and hits Abyss with the steel chain. Now, Kurt and Roode get back up and attack Abyss as well as James and Jeff. Abyss leaves the ring. Bully ties the chain around Abyss’ neck and pulls on the chain to choke him. Roode has a cross face on Hardy in the ring while Kurt has the ankle lock on James Storm in the ring. Is this what it will be like on Sunday? The show fades.
Bash at the Beach 1998 took place on July 12, 1998 from the Cox Arena in San Diego, California. Raven vs. Saturn - Raven's Rules, Kidman vs. Juventud Guerrera, Stevie Ray vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr., Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Eddie Guerrero - Hair vs. Hair match, Disco Inferno vs. Konnan, The Giant vs. Kevin Greene, Chris Jericho(c) vs. Rey Mysterio Jr. - Cruiserweight Title, Bret Hart vs. Booker T(c) - TV Title, Curt Hennig vs. Goldberg(c) - World Heavyweight Championship, DDP and Karl Malone vs. Hollywood Hogan and Dennis Rodman
Now that Bellator is owned by Viacom there have been talks of a TNA-Bellator cross promotion in recent weeks. Hereisyourwinner.com has learned through a source close to TNA that Bellator has been in talks with TNA about using wrestlers on their upcoming shows on Spike. Bjorn Rebney, Bellator’s President is onboard and has visited TNA shows in Florida.
One name that was mentioned is David Cash aka Kid Kash. Kash has competed in MMA before but most of his fights have been either amateur or unsanctioned. According to the source Kash has already begun training at a local MMA gym in Tennessee.
Kash is best known for his runs as a mid-carder in ECW, WWE, and TNA. After making stops in the Indy circuit Kash returned to TNA last Summer. If Kash were to compete for Bellator and do well he could get hot shotted to the main event. In his early 40′s Kash may not have time on his side but he has nothing to lose and everything to gain from an appearance with Bellator.
Bobby Lashley left TNA last year after a falling out over his Strikeforce contract but had he been patient and worked things out with management he could have been main eventing Bellator and TNA at the same time.
- WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross joined the Oklahoma City Thunder broadcast team during the second quarter of tonight's NBA game between the Thunder and Portland Trail Blazers. He has changed his trademark look as he was shown on television with a grey goatee.
Why WWE Didn't Fly Jericho on a Private Jet Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/03/2012 at 08:30 PM
WWE officials ultimately decided not to fly Chris Jericho on a private jet to Memphis, Tennessee—the site of Monday's Raw SuperShow—because they felt the plan they had devised to keep his return from being spoiled was infallible.
WWE decided to have Jericho fly into Nashville International Airport on Sunday instead of Memphis on Sunday or Monday, have a limousine pick him up and hide him until showtime.
"They didn't figure somebody would take a photo of him at an airport 220 miles away," Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer stated on the F4WOnline.com message board.
The photograph was published online Monday morning, which Jericho vehemently refuted.
"Apparently, I've been cloned... or somebody has started a great rumour," he wrote on Twitter.
He then posted several photoshopped images of himself at various places including Egypt, Paris, Gettysburg and Kim Jong-il's funeral.
TNA Impact Wrestling Quarter Hour Ratings For December 29 2011
Q1: Impact opened with a 1.17 rating - right at the overall show average - for the opening segment featuring Sting and the Knockouts. After a commercial, there were also introductions for the opening match. (down 0.6% vs. 2011-Q1 average)
Q2: Impact peaked with a 1.22 rating for the Styles/Kaz-Steiner/Abyss Wild Card tag match. This was followed by one commercial and a post-match promo with Abyss and Steiner. (up 5.6% vs. 2011-Q2 average)
Q3: Impact dipped slightly to a 1.19 rating for Angle and Sting backstage, one commercial break, Flair/Gunner backstage, and the quick Ion vs. Nese X Division pole match. (up 2.0% vs. 2011-Q3 average) Among males 18-49 & males 12-17, this was the highest-rated segment of the show, surpassing the previous segment. Among males 18-34, this was the third-highest-rated segment of the show, trailing the first two quarter-hours.
Q4: Impact dipped to a show-low 1.06 rating. As usual, this contained two full commercial breaks to drag down the segment. Included in the quarter-hour was Gunner vs. Doug Williams, Robert Roode backstage, and a Roode video package leading to the top of the hour. (down 5.8% vs. 2011-Q4 average)
Q5: Impact increased to a near-show-high 1.21 rating for Roode's in-ring promo with his "family." This was followed by a commercial, Angle backstage, and introductions for the next tag match. (down 1.8% vs. 2011-Q5 average)
Q6: Impact stayed steady with a 1.20 rating for Samoa Joe & Magnus vs. Eric Young & ODB. There was also one commercial, Mickie James backstage, and ring intros for Angle-RVD. (up 3.5% vs. 2011-Q6 average)
Q7: Impact dipped to a 1.13 rating for the Angle-RVD match, plus one commercial break, an Angle-Storm hype video for the Genesis PPV, and ring introductions for the main event. (down 0.9% vs. 2011-Q7 average)
Q8: Impact closed with the same 1.13 rating for Mickie vs. Gail Kim, one commercial, and the finish of their match. (down 4.0% vs. 2011-Q8 average) Among all adults 18-34, this segment tied for the highest rating in the second hour. In the key male demos, the segment trailed other quarter-hours in the second hour and the more-watched first hour quarter-hours.
- The promotional poster for WWE's annual Elimination Chamber has been released and it features Sheamus.
It was reported last week that participants for the Raw Elimination Chamber Match are scheduled to include Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, John Cena, Kane, R-Truth and The Miz. The outcome of the bout is expected to based on whether Cena's match with The Rock at WrestleMania XXVIII will have the WWE Championship on the line.
Elimination Chamber takes place February 19, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the Bradley Center.
Regarding the online rumor of Rob Van Dam returning to WWE, Power Slam confirms in their latest issue that RVD is seriously considering returning to the organization once his contract with TNA Wrestling expires. The magazine adds that the feeling is mutual as people in WWE want the master of the Five-Star Frog Splash back.
"RVD from what we're told would receive a warm welcome in WWE," the magazine says.
Providing that no contract extension has been reached since his arrival to TNA Wrestling in March 2010, it would appear that Van Dam will be a free agent in the near future. It was reported in 2010 that RVD had signed a two-year contract with TNA.
During his hiatus from full-time wrestling, Van Dam said he would consider returning to WWE if and when he felt ready.
"One thing that's for sure is that WWE and I do have a good-faith understanding that if and when I'm ready to return that I’ll be talking to them. They look forward and hope that we'll be doing business again," he told the Baltimore Sun during an interview.
Van Dam, who turned 41 years old last month, performed for WWE from 2001 to 2007. Should RVD return to WWE, he would join a select group of former WWE world champions—Booker T, Kevin Nash and Mick Foley—who joined TNA and ultimately returned to the Stamford based organization.
•World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes (PHOTOS) •Wade Barrett def. Santino Marella (PHOTOS) •Sheamus vs. The Miz ended in a No Contest (PHOTOS) •Dolph Ziggler def. WWE Champion CM Punk by Count-Out (PHOTOS) •The Bella Twins def. Kelly Kelly & Eve (PHOTOS) •John Cena, Big Show & United States Champion Zack Ryder def. Mark Henry & Jack Swagger (PHOTOS)
WWE Raw SuperShow results: Kane's hateful torment continues By: Kara A. Medalis January 2, 2012 Tags: WWE Raw SuperShow: January 2, 2012, John Cena, Kane
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The first Raw SuperShow of 2012 offered plenty of surprises for the WWE Universe and the WWE Superstars, as Kane continued to torment John Cena with his message of hate, and Chris Jericho lit up Memphis with an unexpected return.
John Cena, Big Show & United States Champion Zack Ryder def. Mark Henry & Jack Swagger (WATCH | PHOTOS) Ditched by their tag team partner, Kane, Mark Henry & Jack Swagger were forced to fight John Cena, Big Show & United States Champion Zack Ryder in the Six-Man Elimination Match. Big Show and Mark Henry were first eliminated by a double count-out in the Handicap Match. With the numbers working against him, Swagger put the ankle lock on Ryder, but Cena tagged in and hit The All-American American with the Attitude Adjustment for the victory.
After the match, Kane surprisingly emerged up through the ring to attack Ryder, then tried to suffocate Cena. The Big Red Monster nearly pulled the United States Champion down through the hole in the ring, but failed when Cena pulled his friend out of the abyss. Before Cena could get his hands on Kane, a monstrous burst of fire erupted from the hole in the ring, allowing The Big Red Machine to escape.
Chris Jericho returned (WATCH | PHOTOS) After weeks of cryptic “1-2-12” videos on Raw SuperShow, Chris Jericho made a shocking return and was warmly welcomed by the WWE Universe, greeting some with high-fives at ringside. As he urged them for more cheers, "#Y2J" instantly became the No. 1 worldwide trend on Twitter. But as the Superstar – who was dressed in a dazzling, light-up, blinged out jacket – prolonged his homecoming, the WWE Universe’s chants of “welcome back” soon turned to boos. A smiling Jericho exited without addressing the Memphis crowd, leaving the irritated WWE Universe wondering why he’s back. (MORE: Jericho's return | PHOTOS: Jericho's most outrageous looks)
The Bella Twins def. Kelly Kelly & Eve (WATCH | PHOTOS) Former Divas Champions Kelly Kelly & Eve joined forces to take on Brie & Nikki Bella on Raw SuperShow. The twins were victorious when they used a little bit of “Twin Magic,” swapping places and pinning Eve for the victory.
Dolph Ziggler def. WWE Champion CM Punk by Count-Out (WATCH | PHOTOS) CM Punk lost his bout against No. 1 contender Dolph Ziggler, but retained the WWE Championship when the match ended in a count-out thanks to a distraction by Interim Raw GM John Laurinaitis. The EVP of Talent Relations ran down to the ring to advise the WWE official about the exposed turnbuckle. Meanwhile, The Straight Edge Savior nearly hit his opponent with the GTS, then locked him in the Anaconda Vise, but the official never saw Ziggler tap because he was talking to Laurinaitis. Punk ended up outside the ring, thanks to Laurinaitis, who pulled down the ropes, allowing him to slide out. Punk couldn’t get back onto the mat before the 10-count, giving his opponent the victory. While the cocky Ziggler didn’t win the title, he left proudly holding Punk’s WWE Championship knowing he’s defeated him for two straight weeks. (Preview: Punk vs. Ziggler at Royal Rumble)
Sheamus vs. The Miz ended in a No Contest; R-Truth went on the attack (WATCH | PHOTOS) Unable to keep his temper under control, Sheamus unloaded on The Miz, and their match – which never began – ended in a No Contest. As a paranoid Miz tried to escape through the crowd, his former tag team partner, R-Truth, appeared with Little Jimmy. The Awesome One ran back toward the ring, where he was met by Sheamus’ big boot. Left down, The Miz was vulnerable to another assault by the retribution-seeking R-Truth, who hit his friend-turned-traitor with a water bottle just as he did the previous week.
Wade Barrett def. Santino Marella (WATCH | PHOTOS) After throwing Randy Orton down a flight of stairs in a vicious Falls Count Anywhere Match on SmackDown, Wade Barrett continued his path of destruction, this time targeting Santino Marella. The Italian Superstar bravely told his opponent that the “Santino Marella Choo-Choo Trains” will run over the “Wade Barrett Garage” in the Royal Rumble Match. But on Raw SuperShow, Barrett viciously defeated his courageous opponent with a side slam despite Marella’s valiant effort.
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes (WATCH | PHOTOS) Daniel Bryan and Cody Rhodes were in title-free action just four days before they’ll each defend their championships on SmackDown. World Heavyweight Champion Bryan, whose confident attitude continued to grow stronger, gained more momentum with a victory over the Intercontinental Champion. This Friday on SmackDown, Bryan will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Big Show, and Rhodes will put his Intercontinental Title on the line in a match with Booker T!
John Cena called out Kane (PHOTOS | WATCH) After wishing the WWE Universe a happy new year and sharing his resolutions for 2012, John Cena addressed Kane’s hateful rage. The leader of the Cenation said he’ll continue to enjoy whatever response he gets from the WWE Universe, and thanked them, despite Kane’s recent actions. Ready for a fight, he called out The Big Red Monster. Rather than getting in the ring with Cena, Kane promised him he’ll embrace the hate and personally witness its true power tonight!
A photo of Chris Jericho arriving at the Nashville International Airport in Nashville, Tennessee yesterday has leaked online. This airport is just a few hundred miles from Memphis, Tennessee - the sight of tonight's WWE RAW Supershow.
Speculation has been that Jericho is the man behind WWE's January 2nd, 2012 cryptic videos that have been airing.
According to The Wrestling Observer, TNA talents who have been working with Mexico’s AAA promotion have all received high marks for their attitudes. AAA is especially high on Magnus because he always comes in with a good attitude and the women in Mexico like him. AAA officials were also high on Rob Terry because he has a look that nobody else in Mexico has. AAA is looking to bring Jeff Jarrett back in March for the Rey de Reyes event to defend the AAA Title against Mesias. They wanted to bring Karen Jarrett back with Jeff but were told she can’t because of foot surgery. AAA wanted Karen back with Jeff because they are strong together and Karen gets good heat in Mexico.
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