TNA Impact Wrestling Quarter Hour Ratings For January 12 2012
According to PWTorch TNA Impact Wrestling on Thursday, January 12 officially scored a 1.13 rating off a first hour 1.17 rating and second hour 1.10 rating. Impact's first hour rating (1.18) was nearly identical to last week's first hour rating (1.17). In the second hour, Impact did not drop off as much as last week (1.05 rating last week).
Similar to last week, Impact peaked in the first-hour, then steadily dropped off throughout the show. Impact opened with a 1.20 rating, hovered at the same level, then dropped to a 1.09 rating at the end of the first hour, where Impact stayed for nearly the entire second hour.
First Hour Break Down
Q1: Impact opened with a 1.20 rating for a post-Genesis segment involving Robert Roode, Jeff Hardy, and Sting setting up Roode-Hardy for the TNA Title in the main event, followed by one commercial break. (up 1.9% vs. 2011-Q1 average)
Q2: Impact stayed at the same peak 1.20 rating for Crimson & Matt Morgan vs. Robbie & Robbie, a post-match angle, one commercial break, and the set-up for a Bischoff family segment. (up 3.8% vs. 2011-Q2 average)
Q3: Impact dropped slightly to a 1.18 rating for the Bischoff segment, backstage segments, one commercial, and the first-half of ODB vs. Winter. (up 1.2% vs. 2011-Q3 average)
Q4: Impact dropped off to a 1.09 rating for ODB-Winter part 2, a Daniels-Styles-Kaz confrontation, and two full commercial breaks, which dragged down the quarter-hour and kept Impact at the same level for the rest of the show. (down 3.1% vs. 2011-Q4 average)
Second Hour Break Down
Q5: Impact stayed the same at a 1.09 rating for an Angle-Storm talking session involving Sting and one commercial break. (down 11.5% vs. 2011-Q5 average)
Q6: Impact stayed the same at a 1.09 rating for the Angle-Storm #1 contender match, plus one mid-match commercial break. (down 6.0% vs. 2011-Q6 average)
Q7: Impact increased slightly to a second hour-high 1.11 rating for the finish of Angle-Storm, one commercial, and Knockouts segments. (down 2.6% vs. 2011-Q7 average)
Q8: Impact returned to the same 1.09 rating for the Robert Roode vs. Jeff Hardy main event, with one commercial break in the middle. (down 7.4% vs. 2011-Q8 average)
Jeff Hardy Interview: Talks Drug Abuse, His Brother, More
TNA Star Jeff Hardy was interviewed by the Miami Herald's Jim Varsallone about overcoming his past addictions, his road to recovery, Matt Hardy and more.
On his road to recovery and what began his road to addiction:
I really believe that people learn from examples and through problems themselves. OK, my brother [Matt] and myself, for example, we never drank. We never did drugs. Nothing. I was 21, 22, when I started drinking beer, in wrestling, and then it escalated. It’s easy to do. It’s easy to get addicted, but if you never start, you’ll never have to stop. That’s the best advice I can give anybody. I’m back to a place now where I was before, where I don’t need a pill to go paint a canvas. That’s my new fix is doing it again. It took a while to get there, but I’m here, and I’m a father now as well. That’s another huge inspiration in my life.
On working for TNA:
Everybody here in TNA, there’s so much talent here, and I’m so excited where these guys are going to go in the next 20 years,” he said. “I’m thrilled to be able to help them now while I’m still good at my game. The future’s exciting, and it’s been great.
On the story his third theme represents:
One cool thing is my [TNA] theme music [Resurrected], It’s my third theme music that I’ve done on my own, and it really tells a good story about getting one more shot and being resurrected as far as my personal life and being in such a good place right now, after all I’ve been through.
On his brother, Matt Hardy:
Through everything that has happened recently, to see Matt now, I think he’s doing really well. Even with my daughter now, I kind of know how my dad feels. My dad’s older. He’s 78. We lost our mom when we were real young. The visions that I have, I think they keep me as modest as I am, and I remain down to earth. Our connection is really special to me — him [Gilbert] being my hero, and after my mom died, taking care of us. Myself, Matt and my dad, there’s a bond there that should be stronger than anything, and to me it is. Hopefully Matt can think more along the lines of how special our dad is and just cherish every moment he is here with us, because he will be gone one day. Every daughter should, every son should care about their loved ones.
Latest AJ injury update: How hurt is she and who's to blame? By: Michael Burdick January 14, 2012 Tags: SmackDown: January 13, 2012
As a result of her accidental collision with Big Show during SmackDown’s World Heavyweight Title Match this week, an injured AJ had to be carried out on a stretcher. But, who is to blame and what will be the fall-out of such a tragic mishap? The only certainty in this situation is that nothing is certain. (WATCH INJURY | PHOTOS)
Just how bad was AJ hurt after a full-on collision with The World’s Largest Athlete?
According to WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson, "AJ is pretty beat up, as you can imagine. She has head trauma, a cervical sprain/strain and also multiple contusions all over her body."
Still, no matter when the numerous physical injuries subside, is it possible that the emotional scars could run much deeper? An impact like the one AJ experienced would be a traumatic situation for anyone. With that in mind, could the sheer memory of it keep the spunky beauty out of action indefinitely? If she does return, will she be the same positive force inside the ring that she was before she was run over by the 441 pound behemoth?
Even as the healing process for AJ is just beginning, questions are already flying as to just who was to blame for such a horrendous occurrence. Big Show – noticeably shaken from his involvement with the injury – clearly feels responsible. There is no telling the effects this will have on the gentle side of this fierce giant. However, Daniel Bryan might also share some of the blame, since he brought the action into AJ’s path by running in her direction in the first place. In that same vein, could AJ herself be somewhat responsible for her fate? Despite being an unfortunate victim, she did choose to be at ringside during a brutal No Disqualification, No Count-out Match – a contest that, by definition, guarantees that the danger will move outside the ring. Is SmackDown GM Theodore Long at fault for allowing AJ to be at ringside? She isn’t Daniel Bryan’s manager. She’s his girlfriend. Significant others, nor any others, are allowed at ringside without WWE’s approval.
There is also the question of what effect this will have on Daniel Bryan. Could it humble him enough to shake off the sizeable ego he has displayed since winning the World Heavyweight Title? Or will he simply adapt a new fury, channeling his resentment against Big Show?
If the tense moments after the AJ incident were any indication, Bryan will certainly place the blame squarely on Big Show’s gigantic shoulders. He has already established – in recent weeks – that he is not afraid to face the massive Superstar in the ring, or even to insult him to his face. If he makes the giant the focus of his scorn, there is no telling how far he will go to gain retribution.
•Justin Gabriel def. Heath Slater (PHOTOS) •Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes def. Ezekiel Jackson (PHOTOS) •Ted DiBiase def. Drew McIntyre (PHOTOS) •Sheamus def. Jinder Mahal (PHOTOS) •David Otunga def. Santino Marella (PHOTOS) •Brodus Clay def. Tyson Kidd (PHOTOS) •Tamina def. Natalya (PHOTOS) •Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show (No Disqualification, No Count-out Match for the World Heavyweight Title) (No Contest) (PHOTOS)
SmackDown results: World Heavyweight Title Match ends in Diva disaster By: Michael Burdick January 13, 2012 Tags: SmackDown: January 13, 2012
LAREDO, Texas – With just more than two weeks until the 2012 Royal Rumble, a critical mishap during an epic World Heavyweight Title rematch between Daniel Bryan and Big Show led to Diva disaster – with AJ being carried out on a stretcher.
The Daniel Bryan vs. Big Show World Heavyweight Title Match ended in a No Contest (WATCH | PHOTOS) Amidst an extremely heated No Disqualification, No Count-out World Heavyweight Championship Match between Daniel Bryan and Big Show, The World’s Largest Athlete took off after the World Champion outside the ring. However. his offensive came to a grinding halt when the giant accidentally slammed, full-force, into a defenseless AJ, thrusting the unsuspecting Diva to the ringside floor and bringing a premature ending to the intense competition. WWE medical personnel carried the injured Diva out on a stretcher, with an openly guilt-ridden Big Show and an irate Daniel Bryan following behind.
Because the match ended in a no contest, Bryan retained his championship gold. As a result, he will face Mark Henry in one week as part of a special Sin City SmackDown in Las Vegas.
Tamina def. Natalya (WATCH | PHOTOS) For the second week in a row, Tamina channeled her father, WWE Hall of Famer “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka, defeating third-generation Diva Natalya with an awe-inspiring splash off the top rope.
Immediately after the match ended, Wade Barrett came before the WWE Universe, challenging Sheamus to a match next week as part of Sin City SmackDown. The Celtic Warrior accepted the challenge moments later.
Brodus Clay def. Tyson Kidd (WATCH | PHOTOS) Just four days after the outrageous Brodus Clay danced his way onto Raw, the Funkasaurus busted his moves all the way to SmackDown. After setting the WWE Universe ablaze with his explosive dance entrance, the bouncing big man gyrated his way to victory in a noticeably brief match against Tyson Kidd. Just moments after the action began, Clay hurled himself at his opponent with brut force to pick up the easy three-count. The Four Horsemen will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012 (WATCH | FOUR HORSEMEN'S PROFILE)
David Otunga def. Santino Marella (WATCH | PHOTOS) David Otunga intended to come to SmackDown on business, as the Legal Advisor to Interm Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis. Little did he know he he would be placed in a match with the new Assistant to the SmackDown General Manager Santino Marella. But, when The Italian Stallion tried to unleash The Cobra on his foe, Otunga countered, hurling Santino to the canvas for the pin.
Sheamus def. Jinder Mahal (WATCH | PHOTOS) One week after Jinder Mahal locked Sheamus in the excruciating "Punjabi Clutch," The Great White ended their fierce match-up with an earth-shattering Brogue Kick. What will happen when these two imposing Superstars clash as part of the Royal Rumble Match in 16 days?
Ted DiBiase def. Drew McIntyre (WATCH | PHOTOS) After expressing feelings of being disrespected by Ted DiBiase one week ago for never being invited to a DiBiase Posse Party, Hunico and Camacho sat in with the SmackDown announce team – watching the subject of their scorn battle Drew McIntyre. When DiBiase put the Scottish Superstar's career in further jeopardy with a Dream Street triumph, the "Low Riders" offered him mock congratulations outside the ring.
Edge will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012 (WATCH | EDGE'S SUPERSTAR PROFILE)
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes def. Ezekiel Jackson (WATCH | PHOTOS) Prior to his match with Ezekiel Jackson, Cody Rhodes openly insulted the Laredo, Texas members of the WWE Universe by questioning their immigration status. He also pointed out that he has held his illustrious title longer than any of the other current champion in WWE. However, the icing on the cake was his stunning proclamation for 2012, that – like The Ultimate Warrior years before – he was going to hold both the Intercontinental and World Heavyweight Titles at the same time, a quest that pledged to begin in the Royal Rumble Match. The outspoken Superstar then went on to overcome Jackson, hitting the Cross Rhodes for another huge victory. In the face of defeat, The Personification of Domination was noticeably frustrated.
Justin Gabriel def. Heath Slater (WATCH | PHOTOS) As Heath Slater looked ready to leap off the top rope onto former WWE Tag Team Champion cohort Justin Gabriel, Hornswoggle appeared from under the ring and laid down on the canvas in front of him. This momentary distraction allowed Gabriel to regain the advantage and defeat The One Man Southern Rock Band with the 450 Splash.
Following the match, ‘Swoggle celebrated with Gabriel in the ring, running over Slater several times in the process.
Mark Henry will face the winner of SmackDown's World Title Match main event (PHOTOS) One week after Daniel Bryan earned a controversial victory by disqualification over Big Show, the World Heavyweight Champion denied accusations that he "goaded" Mark Henry into pushing him in order to get out of the title match in one piece. He instead suggested that The World's Strongest Man needed to be suspended for his actions.
Henry emerged to inform Bryan that, by authority of SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long, he himself would be banned from ringside for the No Disqualification/No Count-out World Title main event between the reigning champion and The World's Largest Athlete. The former World Champion also revealed that as long as he honoring that ban, Teddy Long would give him his own World Title rematch against the winner next week.
Hulk Hogan Says He's Shaving His Head and Mustache
Speaking to TMZ, Hulk Hogan says he plans to shave off his trademark facial hair and skullet for a film role.
"I'm getting ready to go on some auditions. I'm getting ready to shave my head and my mustache. So that should be scary," he told a TMZ cameraman who was waiting outside his Florida residence Wednesday.
The wrestling legend also said he feels better after undergoing dental surgery Tuesday night, which resulted in doctors removing a metal tack from his mouth and cleaning up the surrounding infection. In October he went in for dental surgery to get implants. The doctor performed a sinus graft, placing a donor bone in the mouth to support the implant. The TMZ cameraman asked Hogan where he got the donor bone.
"I think I got it from some dead... you know one of my dead ex-wrestling... aww I shouldn't say it," Hogan jokes.
Hulk Hogan gaat zijn snor afscheren
Hulk Hogan is van plan zijn wereldberoemde snor af te scheren. Op die manier hoopt de beroemde worstelaar meer kans te maken op filmrollen. "En mijn hoofdharen gaan er ook af, dus dat zou wel eens schrikken kunnen zijn", legt hij uit op TMZ.
Een onbeduidende mededeling? Denk maar snel wat anders, want in de Verenigde Staten staan ze op hun achterste poten. De fans zijn er immers rotsvast van overtuigd dat hun held zijn ziel zal verliezen en voor het American Mustache Institute valt de pil al helemaal niet te slikken.
"Als Hulk zijn snor afscheert, dreigen heel wat Amerikaanse lotgenoten in een diepe depressie te belanden", luidt haar oordeel. "Hopelijk bedenkt Hulk Hogan zich nog, anders gaat hij heel wat personen -voor wie hij een voorbeeld was- ontgoochelen", aldus voorzitter Aaron Perlut. (svm)
Impact Wrestling Results (1/12/12) – Genesis Rematch With A Twist….Of Fate Click below to "Like" Wrestling News World on Facebook or "Send" to help promote our page:
Impact Wrestling Results – 1/12/2012 From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Impact Wrestling kicks off with a video package from Genesis. It shows the main event of the night which was Roode vs. Hardy with the TNA World Title on the line. It had voice over from both opponents and from Mike Tenay and Taz. Roode low blowed the referee and that continued his reign. At the end, Roode states that he doesn’t need family or friends, but only needs the title. Jeff then states that he is not sure what is going down on the show, but he wants to say something.
The video ends and the camera shows the Impact Zone. Music plays and it’s the TNA World Champion, Bobby Roode. He comes slowly down the ramp with the title across his shoulder while strutting the couple hundred or thousand dollar suit! The crowd gives him nothing but boos. He gets in the ring and grabs a mic. He begins talking about the match he had on Sunday as he dominated the match. He became the most dominate champion in TNA history. Roode is simply the greatest. He mentions Sting as Sting lined opponents up and Roode knocked them down. From Storm to Styles to Hardy. The crowd starts to chant, “Hardy, Hardy, Hardy”. Roode says he gives Jeff some credit. He gives him credit as he turned his life around and gave life to some fans. It almost brought a tear to his eye….almost! While that may be inspirational, Jeff lost! Roode says he wants Jeff as he tells Hardy to come down and accept the defeat and shake the champion’s hand. Well, this is no Jeff! Music hits and it’s Sting’s! He comes on stage and the crowd roars. He walks down the ramp with a blinding white and black stripped shirt. He gets in the ring with a mic and does his “Woooo” type scream. He goes on to say that he doesn’t know how many times he has to do this, but he will do it one more time. Sting = Boss while Roode = Employee. Roode states that Roode = Champion. Sting goes on to compare Roode to a child in school who disrespects his teacher. Sting is going to the old days and wanting to smack Roode. Sting then gets excited about the whole thing Roode did to keep his title on Sunday. Sting then states that he will defend his title….against…..Jeff Hardy! Roode starts to flip out while the crowd loves it. Sting says, “Tah Tah” and leaves the ring. Roode flops on the ring. He can’t believe it.
A video plays that was taped earlier today. Matt Morgan comes out of his car. He is going through a door, but Crimson comes out of the other one. Crimson just came from “Direct Auto Insurance” and he states how Matt helped him save a lot of money. Matt states how the insurance company helped him and his wife save huge amounts of money. Matt and Crimson change subjects and talk about their match they have tonight. Crimson leaves while Matt goes through the doors.
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces the first contest. Music plays and here comes Robbie E. and Robbie T. E has the Television Title around his waist. Both come down the ramp as the crowd boos. They get in the ring. Music plays and here comes Matt Morgan and Crimson. They are the TNA Tag Team Champions! They walk down the ramp as the crowd cheers.
Robbie E. and Robbie T. vs. Matt Morgan and Crimson
Crimson starts out against Robbie T. (Terry). Terry gets the advantage of the match as he does a headlock and then knocks Crimson down. He tags Robbie E. in, but Crimson just pushed him away. He tags Terry back in quickly. Terry gets in and he is able to control Crimson. He tags in Robbie E. again. E goes up to the second rope and jumps, but Crimson grabs him. He knocks him down and works on the leg. Matt Morgan comes into the ring as he does his multiple elbow shots in the corner. Crimson whips Matt away and then right into Robbie E. They go over and Crimson knocks Terry down. They then chokeslam Robbie E. and Morgan gets the pin. Winners: Matt Morgan and Crimson
Crimson and Matt get their title belts and raise it above their heads in victory. As they are standing in the middle of the ring, Samoa Joe and Magnus come out of nowhere and attack the tag champs. They grab the title belts and hit the champs with them. Joe goes after Morgan as he hits him with the title in the head. He continues the assault while Magnus goes after Crimson. After the champs are down, Joe and Magnus grab the titles and raise them up. Could they be the next champs?
Eric Bischoff is backstage. He is walking through outside as he goes through the door of the arena.
A video package plays showcasing Gunner. He is shown stating that he never had a good relationship with his father. He then mentions the father-son relationship with Eric and Garret Bischoff. The video then shows Sting and how he confronts Eric and then Gunner. The video shows the match between Gunner and Garrett and how Eric helped Gunner to put Garret in the hospital. It then shows the segment last week as Sting tells Garrett he is now a professional wrestler.
After the video, music hits and here comes one of the biggest men in the history of wrestling: Eric Bischoff! He walks his way down the ramp with nothing but smiles, waves, and blowing kisses. The crowd doesn’t seem to pleased as they just boo him. He gets in the ring and grabs a mic after blowing another kiss. Eric starts by saying that he loves his entrance music. It warms his heart! He changes gears as he talks about Sting handing wrestling boots to his son, Garret. After that, Garret believes he is living his dream. He then mentions mega stars in the music industry and how they were talented. He then goes on to compare them to himself as Eric rose a wrestling company and made it the best and biggest wrestling company on earth while making millions. Eric did everything for himself. Eric doesn’t deal with people in his way and that would be his son. He tells his son now so his feeling won’t get hurt. Just then, here comes Garret as his music plays. He comes down the ramp and into the ring. He grabs the mic from Eric’s hand.
Garret tries to comprehend this as Eric wants Garret to give everything up because Eric burned his bridges. Well, Garret didn’t burn anything and he does have friends. He is proud to be in this company and learn from the best like Sting, Storm, and Styles to name a few. Eric tried to take Garret out, but he came back. Eric could have Gunner come down now and destroy him, but Garret will come back and always will. Garret then mentions that he has a new trainer and he would be shocked to find out who it was. Garret tells Eric to have a nice day and drops the mic. He goes to walk away, but Eric touches his son. He turns around and grabs Eric’s jacket and shirt. He places him in the corner and tells Eric to NEVER touch him again. Garret lets go and leaves the ring. Eric is stunned. His face becomes deformed as he is dumbfounded yet frustrated.
Winter and Angelina Love are walking backstage. Winter talks about the Knockout Division and all of its nonsense. She tells Love that everyone should remember who Winter is. Love then stops Winter and tells her that everyone should remember who Love is as well. Winter has a match with ODB tonight and her and Love will show what they have.
A video package plays showing the relationship between Eric Young and ODB. It shows them teaming up for the first time and winning. Eric then goes into love and desire. Finally, just like a happy fairy tail, ODB kisses Young. The video ends and Eric and ODB are backstage. ODB says it was just one kiss. She was just horny. She leaves and Eric is about to accept it, but then ODB comes back and hits Eric and tells him to follow.
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces the next match. Music plays and here comes the witch and her lady in red (tonight it’s pink). They walk down the ramp as the crowd boos. As they are in the ring, ODB comes on stage and Eric Young follows. The crowd gets wild as ODB starts jumping all over. They get in the ring. Love goes to the outside as well as Love.
Winter vs. ODB
The bell sounds and they lock-up. ODB has to break the lock as Winter is against the ropes. They go to lock-up again and Winter moves behind ODB, but she does a butt bam and it pushes Winter back. ODB turns and Winter pushes ODB against the chest. ODB then knocks Winter down in the corner. ODB runs and goes to run and jump on the sitting Winter, but Winter moves. WInter puts ODB’s foot on the top corner and starts to choke her. While she does, Eric Young comes around and it makes Winter flee the scene. She gets back in the ring and goes for a cover, but ODB kicks out. Winter applies a headlock, but ODB is able to come back and break it. She then has a surge of energy as she puts Winter in the corner and smashes her. She then does the bronco buster. Winter slowly comes out of the corner and ODB lifts Winter up for the falloway slam. ODB pops up. Just then Love comes in. Eric then enters, lifts Love up and spins her around in the airplane spin. He then releases her and both are dizzy as can be. Love falls and gets out of the ring while Eric stumbles and then goes through the ropes. ODB picks Winter up and plants her down on her face and chest. She gets the win. Eric comes in, lifts ODB up and celebrates. He then gives her the flask and she drinks while Eric finishes it. What a great couple! Winner: ODB
The show returns and AJ Styles’ music plays. He comes storming down the ramp as you can tell that something huge is on his mind. While he is getting in the ring, video plays showing Kazarian leaving AJ at the PPV to lose. AJ grabs a mic and tells Kazarian that he has questions so he better have answers. He tells him to come out. Music plays and here he comes! Kazarian gets on stage and looks at AJ. He then puts his head down and walks down the ramp. He lifts his head up and looks around as he doesn’t know what kind of vibe he is receiving. He gets in the ring and grabs a mic. AJ continues to talk as he states Kaz caught him on surprise. He didn’t expect he would turn on him. Kaz, the voice of reason, turned his back on AJ. AJ then states that he had the same conversation with Daniels almost a year ago when he turned his back. Kazarian wouldn’t answer. AJ asks if he is going to be a man and answer this. Kaz says he can’t. Just then, Daniels walks on stage and says he can tell. Kaz doesn’t like this now. Daniels comes into the ring and says he is the smartest person in the room. He goes on to state that AJ is a lost cause as he continues to lose and lose. Daniels tells AJ he is worthless. Daniels turns around and tells Kazarian to leave. Daniels turns back and does a huge smirk to AJ. He goes to leave, but AJ just WHIPS his mic right to the back and neck of Daniels. AJ grabs Daniels and starts to punch him, but Kazarian gets on the apron and pulls Daniels out of the ring. They walk up the ramp as AJ continues to look on.
James Storm is walking backstage in his wrestling gear. He is heading to the ring next, but Tenay says he is not scheduled to fight.
A video plays recapping the Monster’s Ball match at Genesis as Abyss and Bully Ray took it to new heights in 2012. They had in extremely insane match as Abyss won. The video ends and Bully Ray is backstage with Roode. Ray talks about trending worldwide on Sunday after his match. Roode says that is nice and then talks about Sting. Ray says Sting was never trending on Twitter. Roode starts to get irritated with this Twitter talk. Bully says Roode never trended, but he has his back. After he does, he wants a shot for the title. Roode agrees to the idea. Ray leaves as Roode has to get ready for his match.
The camera shows the arena as James Storm’s music hits. He comes out on stage and then walks to the ring. As he does, they show a recap of his match with Kurt on Sunday. Storm grabs a mic and begins to talk about Impact Wrestling and how it is sketchy. He says he would tell something to someone’s face rather than behind their back. He also talks about calling people out and then calls Kurt Angle. Kurt’s music plays, but he does not show. After a few, Kurt finally appears. The crowd boos. While James looks ready to fight, Kurt isn’t as he is wearing blue jeans. The olympic gold medalist gets in the ring as the crowd boos. He grabs a mic. Kurt begins to talk, but James tell him to shut up. Kurt continues to talk, and James slaps the mic out of Kurt’s hand. James talks about Kurt and how he is an opportunist. He would do anything to win. He is a cheater. Storm became the TNA World Champion by beating Kurt. James set a record with that win as he beat Kurt in 30 seconds. James tells Kurt to put his gear on to break another record…..a record of kicking someone’s teeth down their throat. Kurt goes to talk, but James gives him his mic. Kurt says he is not scheduled to wrestle. He has the night off….he is not even on the card. He is here to celebrate the moment and be with some of his friends. Kurt is on to bigger things like the World Title. Just then, Sting’s music plays. He comes out and gets in the ring. He is looking just like a referee tonight. Sting grabs a mic. He talks about the main event first as he tells Roode that if he gets disqualified, he will lose his title. Sting then goes on to say that Kurt and James will have a rubber match. The match will start right after the commercial break, so Kurt better put on his gear. Kurt is not too worried. Sting starts ticking down and suddenly Kurt gets out of the ring and runs up the ramp to change.
James Storm is already in the ring for the match. Christy Hemme announces this contest. As she does, music plays. Kurt isn’t coming out though. His music continues to play. It then stops. The crowd starts to boo. The bell thens sounds.
James Storm vs. Kurt Angle in a #1 Contender’s Match for the TNA World Title
Earl Hebner is counting. He is up to nine and Kurt rushes out. He slides in the ring and James goes right after him. He stomps on him in the corner. James gets Kurt up and does a huge punch to the face. He then stomps on Kurt again. James rams Kurt in the opposing corner. He then goes to another corner and smashes Kurt’s face in the turnbuckle. He does several punches. Just then, Kurt rakes the eyes of Storm. Storm goes into the corner. Kurt runs, but James side steps and Kurt goes shoulder first into the steel post. James comes back and knocks Kurt down on the mat. He then stomps on Kurt’s hands. He gets Kurt up and tosses him outside. James follows as he does several punches and then rams Kurt’s head into the steel steps. James gets in to break the count and then goes back out. He tries to deform Kurt’s face by stretching it. Storm then puts Kurt in the ring, but Kurt rolls outside. James follows, but Kurt kicks James and then does a huge uppercut. Kurt puts flesh to steel as puts James right against the steps. He brines James in and continues to work him. He whips James in the ropes, but James is able to hit Kurt with an elbow. Kurt falls and rolls out. James follows again. Angle turns around and locks his arms around James and does a tremendous belly to belly suplex on the outside! James holds his back in pain while Kurt slides in the ring to regroup.
Kurt is getting a cover on Storm, but he kicks out at two. Storm goes into the corner and Kurt walks over and punches him right in the face and then stomps away. He stomps multiple times and then walks around the ring with all his cockiness. He gets Storm out of the corner now and does a great snap suplex. Kurt gets up and stomps on the leg of Storm. James gets up using the ropes, but then falls as Kurt kicks his leg again. He then steps on his head. He gets Storm up and does an uppercut, but Storm comes back with some punches. He whips Kurt, but Kurt reverses and then elbows James in the face as it knocks him down. James gets up slowly on the ropes and Kurt does several more punches, but James tries to fight back. Tries that is! Kurt comes back and whips James in the ropes. James ducks the closeline and then continues to run. Both thought of the same as they hit each other with a double cross body. Both are down. Both get up now and Storm punches away. He whips Kurt in the ropes and hits multiple closelines and then whips Kurt again. he hits him with a forearm. Kurt gets up and James kicks Kurt in the chest and Kurt turns around and Storm hits the backstabber. He covers but Kurt kicks out. Storm gets Kurt up and hits the backbreaker. He then climbs to the second rope and goes to drop down on Kurt, but Kurt puts his leg up. James grabs it just in time and turns it into an ankle lock!!!!
Angle is about to tap, but he twists and pushes James back. Kurt gets up and hits the angle slam. He covers James, but he kicks out again. Kurt slowly gets up. He is fearing the affects from that submission hold James had on him. Angle stomps on James and then sits down on him and punches his face many times. Kurt then gets out of the ring. He grabs James’ beer bottle. He slowly gets in the ring. Before he does, he takes a swig. Earl Hebner then grabs the bottle and puts it away. James gets up and Kurt spits the beer in James face and then hits the super kick. He covers, but James kicks out. Kurt can’t believe it. He slowly gets James up….but James pushes Kurt back and then hits the double knee to the face. Kurt goes back into the ropes. He comes forward and James hits the last call super kick and that was the “Direct Impact of the Night” as James gets the pinfall after that. Winner: James Storm
Jeff Hardy is backstage and talks about Bobby Roode. He says he didn’t win because he didn’t get the title. All Roode does is cheat. Well, he is putting an end to the selfish generation and taking the title. Jeff walks away.
A video plays showing Ms. Tessmacher as she works for Hooter’s but also is in a competition against others.
Sting is backstage in the middle of something. Madison Rayne suddenly enters the area and goes up to Sting. She states that they may have got off on the wrong foot, but she knows she can be the VP of the Knockouts, so why not have Sting give her the position now. Sting starts to jump and says that he is not going to do that. He tells Rayne that she won’t be in that little cage anymore…..but in a bigger cage as she will face Mickie James in a Steel Cage match. Madison tells him not to make that happen, but he says it needs to happen. It will be next week! Madison is furious as she starts yelling for Gail. As she leaves and yells, Sting holds his ears.
The camera shows the arena as music plays. Here comes Jeff Hardy. Jeff Hardy walks down the ramp as the crowd roars. He gets in the ring. Bobby Roode’s music hits and here comes the champ. He has the title around his waist. He gets on stage and raises his arms as fireworks explode in the air. He walks slowly down the ramp as the crowd boos him. He then stops at ringside and tells Borash to announce the contest before he gets in. The bell rings three times and Jeremy Borash announces this huge main event. Roode slowly inches closer to the ring. He kisses his title and gives it to the referee. As he does, Jeff does a baseball slide and it knocks Roode down.
Jeff then sends Roode into the steel guard rail. He then does it again on the other side. Roode falls on his back. Jeff gets up and pounds on Roode’s back and then rams his face right into a steel chair. He gets Bobby up and Jeff kicks him in the gut twice and then rams him in the steel post and then steel steps. As Jeff stands on Roode’s head, which is on the steps, Dixie Carter is in the audience watching this match. Roode comes back now as he kicks Jeff in the gut. Jeff is able to quickly come back as he knocks Roode down and does a catapult. Roode goes sailing into the post. Jeff gets up and he goes for a twist of fate, but Roode pushes him away. Jeff turns and runs to knocks Roode down with a closeline. He then rolls him in the ring. Jeff comes in too.
Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Roode (Champ) for the TNA World Title – If Bobby gets intentionally disqualified, he will lose his title
The bell now sounds and Jeff maintains the offense after doing some stops and a closeline. He covers, but Roode kicks out. Jeff lifts him up and does a front suplex. He covers but Roode kicks out again. He goes to whip Roode, but Roode reverses. Roode bends over for a back body drop, but Jeff kicks Roode in the chest. Bobby bounces up and goes against the ropes. Jeff closelines him over.
Jeff is shown ramming Roode’s head right into the apron. He then puts Roode against the steel guard rail. He grabs him and then whips him in the steel steps. Roode flips over it. He slowly gets up and leans against the railing. Jeff runs and jumps on the steps and flies….but he crashes and burns! Roode moves out of the way and Jeff lands right on the steel all bent up. Jeff lies on the ground almost motionless. Roode slowly gets up. He sees Jeff down and then gets in the ring. Roode is now in and the referee restarts the count. Jeff slowly gets up, and I mean slowly. The referee was up to the count of nine….but Jeff gets in. He had less than a second left! Roode is now in control as he applies a headlock. With the crowd chanting, Jeff gets up and elbows his way out of the hold. Roode goes in the corner and hits Jeff. Jeff gets up but is stumbling. Roode is on the second corner. He jumps and hits the snap neck breaker. Roode now stomps on Jeff’s head. Roode gets him up, but Jeff grabs Roode and does a draw breaker. He then does a side russian leg sweep. He covers, but Roode doesn’t allow the three. Jeff splits Roode’s legs open and jumps right down in the middle. Both get up and Jeff runs up the corner and hits the whisper in the wind. He covers but got nothing. Jeff waits while Roode slowly gets up. Jeff kicks Roode and goes for the twist of fate, but Roode pushes away. He then lifts Jeff up and hits the spine buster. Roode gets Jeff up and goes for the fisherman suplex or something else he had in mind, but Jeff falls down and hits the twist of fate in the process. Jeff climbs the corner and flies for the swanton bomb, but Roode moves. Roode covers, but Jeff kicks out. Roode can’t believe it! Roode then goes up to the second rope. He jumps off but Jeff kicks him in the gut and ends up hitting the twist of fate. He climbs, flies, and his the swanton bomb. He covers and the referee goes for the 3, but Bully Ray enters ringside, pulls the referee out of the ring and gives him a huge big boot. Jeff gets up and flies over the ropes and lands right on Ray. Jeff gets in, but Roode gets out of the ring and grabs his title. Jeff doesn’t know what is going on. Ray is yelling to Jeff that he will never beat Roode. Roode holds his title as he is save for now! The show fades.
Speaking to The Sun, Diamond Dallas Page says he has no regrets over the failed 2001 angle that saw him play a stalker who creepily tracked The Undertaker's wife.
"It's amazing to me how many people it bothered. They knew that I was a top guy and they didn't use me correctly, but I agreed to it originally and that was a mistake," Page says.
"Vince and Shane McMahon told me coming in that they had this great idea and I was going to be working with their number one babyface. I didn't really like it because it was about me stalking someone else's wife. I would look across the table at Kim [Page's ex-wife, who posed for Playboy] and nobody could compare. It was ridiculous, it took out the believability factor."
He continues, "I get fans telling me they were upset with how WWE treated me but I say, 'Dude, let it go!' I already achieved everything I ever dreamed of."
After retiring from the squared circle, Page developed the wildly successful Yoga for Regular Guys Workout (information available at DDPYoga.com). The three-time World Heavyweight Champion says he recently cut a marketing and distribution deal with Warner Brothers that "would blow your mind."
"But I'm only smart enough to cut that deal because I dropped the ball with WWE when I came in," Page adds. "I dropped it, I don't blame Vince. I've got a lot of respect for Vince and everything he has done for the business.
"There are so many guys that have negative, bad feelings after they retire. You've heard them. I'm not living that as I lived a dream on so many different levels."
The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Navada hosts the 13th of July edition of Monday Nitro, coming off the heels of Bash At The Beach the night before. NWO Hollywood on the mic, Horace vs. Barbarian, Curt Hennig and Rick Rude on the mic, Rey Mysterio Jr. on the mic, Rick Fuller vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Buff Bagwell on the mic, Fit Finlay vs. Bret Hart, Stevie Ray vs. Rick Martel, Barry Darsow vs. Konnan, Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Disciple, Kanyon vs. Raven vs. Saturn - Raven's Rules, Rey Mysterio Jr. vs. Dean Malenko, Disco Inferno and Alex Wright vs. NWO Wolfpack, Eddie Guerrero vs. Steve 'Mongo' McMichael, Hollywood Hogan vs. Scott Hall w/ Eric Bischoff as the Special Referee, Curt Hennig vs. Goldberg(c) - World Heavyweight TItle.
- Below is the promotional poster for TNA's Victory Road pay-per-view, courtesy of Dixie Carter's Twitter today. The poster features Sting's split personality. Victory Road takes place on March 18th from the Impact Zone in Orlando.
WWE RAW Supershow Rating from Last Night Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/10/2012 at 06:41 PM
- The January 9th WWE RAW Supershow scored a 2.9 cable rating with 4,008,000 viewers. This is down from last week's 4,438,000 viewers and 3.1 rating. RAW's viewership dropped again this week as the first hour did a 2.96 rating and the second hour did a 2.77 rating - a loss of 176,000 viewers.
In comparison, the BCS Championship Game on ESPN did a 16.22 rating with 24,214,000 viewers but was down 15% from last year's game.
What Happened After WWE Raw Went Off the Air Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/10/2012 at 12:45 AM
After Raw went off the air last night in Corpus Christi, Texas, Dolph Ziggler cut a promo on how he beat John Cena.
Moments later CM Punk made his way out to the ring but only to be on the receiving end of a beat down from Jack Swagger and Kane. John Cena and Big Show came out to make the save. Jack Swagger then was a victim of John Cena, Big Show and CM Punk's finisher maneuvers. The three then posed to close the show.
•Sheamus & Santino Marella def. Wade Barrett & Jinder Mahal (PHOTOS) •World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan def. Kofi Kingston (PHOTOS) •Brodus Clay def. Curt Hawkins (PHOTOS) •WWE Champion CM Punk def. Jack Swagger (PHOTOS) •Divas Champion Beth Phoenix vs. Eve did not happen (PHOTOS) •Dolph Ziggler and John Cena ended in a double count-out (PHOTOS)
WWE Raw SuperShow results: The fury of Kane's hate By: Kevin Powers January 9, 2012 Tags: WWE Raw SuperShow: January 9, 2012
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - Kane continued to taunt John Cena on the second WWE Raw SuperShow of 2012 and brutally attacked Cena and United States Champion Zack Ryder. Also, Chris Jericho was once again speechless in front of the WWE Universe and Edge and the legendary Four Horsemen were announced as 2012 WWE Hall of Fame inductees.
Dolph Ziggler and John Cena ended in a double count-out (PHOTOS | WATCH) Two weeks before facing WWE Champion CM Punk, No. 1 contender Dolph Ziggler battled 10-time WWE Champion John Cena in WWE Raw SuperShow's main event. Ziggler used his agility and amateur background to show-off and keep Cena from building momentum early in the contest. However, as Cena built up steam against Ziggler, the TitanTron showed Kane attacking Zack Ryder as the U.S. Champion tried to change his flat tire. As soon as he was free of Ziggler's attempts at a sleeper hold, Cena ran to help his broski. As he exited the arena, the Cenation leader was attacked by The Big Red Monster. The menacing Kane stood over the unconscious Cena and Ryder as Raw SuperShow went off the air.
Divas Champion Beth Phoenix vs. Eve did not happen (PHOTOS | WATCH) Eve made her way to the ring ready to battle WWE Divas Champion Beth Phoenix, but instead of The Glamazon’s entrance theme playing, the arena went red and Kane’s music played. Eve panicked, unsure of what to do until U.S. Champion Zack Ryder ran to the ring to try and help her escape. They ran to Ryder’s car, which suspiciously had a flat tire.
Chris Jericho addressed the WWE Universe (PHOTOS | WATCH) Chris Jericho returned to WWE on the first Raw SuperShow of 2012. He gleefully greeted fans who welcomed his return, but Jericho left the arena without saying a word. On the second WWE Raw SuperShow of 2012, the WWE Universe hoped for more from WWE’s first Undisputed Champion. As Jericho made his way to the ring to resounding cheers from the WWE Universe, he was overwhelmed with emotion and left the arena speechless.
Ricardo Rodriguez called out R-Truth allowing Miz to attack (PHOTOS | WATCH) After two weeks of being attacked by his former tag team partner, The Miz failed to recruit a bodyguard to provide protection from R-Truth. Taking matters into his own hands, Miz forced Ricardo Rodriguez to insult R-Truth in order to call him out in Corpus Christi. Alberto Del Rio's personal ring announcer tried to avoid a confrontation by signing "La Cucaracha." However, slapping the microphone out of R-Truth's hand resulted in the physical confrontation Ricardo hoped to avoid. But before R-Truth could leave the ring, The Miz attacked from the crowd. Even though The Awesome One's intial attack seemed successful, R-Truth turned the tide, forcing Miz to flee back through the crowd.
The Four Horsemen will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012 (FOUR HORSEMEN'S PROFILE)
WWE Champion CM Punk def. Jack Swagger (PHOTOS | WATCH) In two weeks, CM Punk will defend the WWE Championship against Dolph Ziggler with Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis as the Special Guest Referee. On WWE Raw SuperShow, “The Voice of the Voiceless” faced off against another of Vickie Guerrero’s prize Superstars, Jack Swagger. However, in an effort to show his impartiality toward the WWE Champion at Royal Rumble, the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations Mr. Laurinaitis told Punk that if he defeated Swagger, The All-American American and Vickie Guerrero would be banned from ringside at Royal Rumble.
With this extra bit of motivation, the WWE Champion battled the former World Heavyweight Champion with increased vigor. However, Jack Swagger is a formidable competitor and used his amateur background to try and maintain an advantage over “The Voice of the Voiceless.” However, following a flying elbow drop, the referee made an errant three-count that allowed CM Punk to secure the victory. Regardless of the call, Jack Swagger and Vickie Guerrero are banned from ringside of the WWE Title Match at Royal Rumble.
Brodus Clay def. Curt Hawkins (PHOTOS | WATCH) After weeks of anticipation, Brodus Clay finally made his WWE Raw SuperShow debut against Curt Hawkins. Flanked by gorgeous dancers, Clay boogied his way to the ring and dominated a confused Hawkins. Following his impressive debut victory, big Brodus Clay literally shook the foundations of the WWE Universe and shuffled his way out Corpus Christi.
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan def. Kofi Kingston (Non-Title Match) (PHOTOS | WATCH | WATCH WWE.COM EXCLUSIVE) Earlier today in a WWE.com Exclusive video, Kofi Kingston questioned the way in which World Champion Daniel Bryan defeated Big Show on SmackDown. In response, Bryan challenged Kofi to a match on Raw SuperShow. When they collided in the ring, the agile competitors battled back and forth, but it was the World Champion who stood victorious after capturing Kingston in the LeBell Lock. As Bryan celebrated like he won the lottery, Big Show wanted to have a word with the champion.
Daniel Bryan offered Big Show another opportunity for the World Title at any time. The World’s Largest Athlete was one step ahead of the champion and revealed that SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long granted Big Show a No Disqualification, No Count-out World Title rematch on SmackDown.
Edge will be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012 (EDGE'S SUPERSTAR PROFILE)
Sheamus & Santino Marella def. Wade Barrett & Jinder Mahal (PHOTOS | WATCH) Last week on Raw SuperShow, Santino Marella was decimated by The Barrett Barrage. On SmackDown, Barrett and Jinder Mahal teamed up to attack The Celtic Warrior. Sheamus and Santino joined forces in seeking retribution and proved that a common goal can breed excellent teamwork. After a hard-fought battle, Santino took down Mahal with the Cobra and secured the victory.
John Cena attacked Kane (PHOTOS | WATCH) The Big Red Monster started the second WWE Raw SuperShow of 2012 by taunting John Cena, continuing to push him to embrace hate. It didn’t take long for the Cenation leader to respond as he charged the ring and a brawl erupted all over the arena and backstage. The battle ended in a stalemate with neither Superstar truly getting the best of the other.
Results From Genesis: Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy For The World Title & More!
On Sunday night, "Genesis" aired live on Pay-Per-View and on the internet from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida, featuring Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy for the World Heavyweight Championship 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 aftermath from the event, plus exclusive footage! If you can't watch it, set your DVR to record it.
Quick Results from the Pay-Per-View:
X-Division Title: Austin Aries Def. Zema Ion, Kid Kash and Jesse Sorensen Devon Def. "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero Gunner Def. Rob Van Dam Knockouts Championship: Gail Kim Def. Mickie James Monster’s Ball Match: Abyss Def. Ray Tag Team Championship: Crimson & Matt Morgan Def. Samoa Joe & Magnus Kurt Angle Def. "Cowboy" James Storm Heavyweight Title Match: Jeff Hardy wins due to DQ, However Roode retains title
Results from the Genesis Pay-Per-View
X-Division Title: Rap Star Rick Ross was in attendance who promptly made his feelings known of his opinion of Zema Ion during his entrance. At the start of the match Aries immediately left the ring followed by Kash, which left Ion and Sorensen duking it out in the ring. The two finally made their way back in after seeing an opportunity for a pin however neither was able to follow through for the pin. After bringing the fight outside Ion took a massive twist off the top rope to the outside of the ring to take out Aries and Kash, followed by Sorensen taking a dive off the top as well. Ion managed to get the first elimination by pinning Kash. Sorensen nearly got the second elimination on Aries but was stopped by Ion, though this came back on him as Sorensen shortly after eliminated Ion. Aries nearly had an elimination on Sorensen however the ref was distracted missed the pin. After Ion, who was waiting outside the ring, interfered by stopping Sorensen from taking out Aries, Aries was able to take advantage and get the pin on Sorensen to retain the X-Division Championship.
"The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero vs. Devon: The match got off to a quick start with Devon running to the ring and immediately starting a very rough beat down on Pope with Devon’s sons Terrance and Terrell at ringside. This seemed to be a bit much for the Pope ashe begged him to stop shortly into the match. While Devon showed no mercy Pope was able to turn the match in his favor and maintain. Each time Devon managed to build a little bit of momentum the Pope would shut him down and keep the match in his control. Pope brought in Devon’s kids Terrance and Terrell and told them to start beating on their father, but after they wouldn’t he took them out, which unleashed the fire in Devon who went after Pope in a full on assault and led to Devon getting the pin on “The Pope”. After the match Devon and his sons resolved their personal issues and were all back together.
Gunner vs. Rob Van Dam: The match started with the two competitors exchanging holds on each other with neither seeming to gain the upper hand. They ended up exchanging blows and kicks with control of the match going from RVD during much of the early part of the match to Gunner after receiving some advice from his mentor Ric Flair. The match went outside of the ring where Gunner attempted to expose the concrete as he has done with competitors on the past few weeks of IMPACT WRESTLING but was stopped by the referee and was forced back into the ring. RVD managed to start building momentum in his favor, however Gunner left to go to the outside the ring next to Ric Flair. RVD attempted to dive on Gunner outside the ring however Flair pulled Gunner away and Van Dam landed on the exposed concrete below. As the Ref was distracted dealing with Flair,Gunner DDT’d RVD on the exposed concrete then got him back into the ring to get the pin for the win. RVD was stretchered out of ringside by emergency personnel.
Knockouts Championship: As part of a stipulation suggested by Velvet Sky to Sting, Rayne was forced to stay inside a cage hung at ringside during the match, which was dubbed “Velvet’s Touch”. The match went back and forth with many near pin falls coming from each competitor in a very physical match. Though Rayne was suspended at ringside (and she made sure you didn’t forget she was there…) she still managed to interfere by tossing two brass knuckles with the first being discovered by the ref, however the second managed to be intercepted by Mickie who used them against Gail and led to a disqualification. As a result Gail Kim retained the Knockouts Championship.
Monster’s Ball Match: At the start of the match Bully Ray delayed then inevitable and continuously left the ring. Finally Ray grabbed a chair and taunted the Monster who left to grab a chair and even the odds. After some back and forth the Monster took it upon him self to load the ring up with weapons and the match continued. Finally after Ray turned his back, Abyss brought out Janice from under the ring which prompted Bully Ray to give up and leave. Abyss would not have this and he went and brought him back in to the match. From this point the match continued to get more brutal with barbed wire, a cheese grater, and thumbtacks. After Abyss attempted to slam Ray into the thumbtacks Ray went for the table, however Abyss managed to counter and send Ray into the table instead. Between Abyss being sandwiched between Razor board and Ray being slammed into thumbtacks it’s amazing these two competitors were able to continue as long as they did. Finally, after a black hole slam into barbed wire a bloodied Abyss was declared the winner and he will retain his freedom from Immortal. After years of Monster’s Ball matches this one tops them all.
Later during the Tag Team Championship match Ray was seen beating down on Abyss. Later in the Pay-Per-View the cameras caught up with Ray who was cleaning blood off to find out what happened to Abyss however he said he had no idea where he was.
Tag Team Championship: Starting out with Morgan and Joe these two started with an exchange of blows that Morgan seemed unaffected by for the first few, however after continued blows Joe seemed to start effecting Morgan. Shortly into the match both Magnus and Crimson were tagged in and a lot of back and froth happened until Crimson tagged in Morgan and gave Magnus repeated elbows then immediately tagged Crimson back in. The match continued with a series of quick tags to and smart tag team strategy by both teams. The challengers were in control of a big part of the match but it managed to turn around back into the favor of Morgan and Crimson leading to Morgan getting the pin on Magnus and the duo retaining the World Tag Team Titles.
Kurt Angle vs. "Cowboy" James Storm This match started out with each competitor being very cautious so as to not make a mistake. The pace started to pick up with Storm in control of the match and keeping the pressure on Angle. After a slight hesitation on the part of James Storm, Angle managed to turn things in his favor and maintain it for a large part of the match. Storm was eventually able to get things turned back in his favor, however Kurt retaliated with multiple suplexes and a moonsault. From here on the control changed back and forth between the two. In the end Angle managed to avoid the last call super kick and answer with a low blow and a kick to the face to take out Storm and get the pin on him.
Heavyweight Title Match: The crowd was in favor of the challenger Jeff Hardy for this match. Roode started out dominating Hardy with his calculated ground and pound style. Hardy was able to gain control and bring it outside of the ring where Hardy managed to wear down Roode and at one point cleared fans from ring side and drop kicked Roode into the guard rail. However, after this Roode dominated and wore down Hardy punishing every inch of his body. Bobby’s strategy for the most part seemed to be to keep Hardy on the mat to prevent him from going high risk, essentially cutting off his main means for offense. Finally Roode mocked Hardy before jumping on him off the ropes and Hardy managed to lift his leg in time to take out Roode. Though Hardy was slow to get up he managed to turn the tide in his favor. From here forward the control seemed to go back and forth though not according to Roode’s plan and at one point he attempted to leave and take the count out, though Hardy would not allow it. Hardy continuously put the pressure on Roode who tried leaving yet again with thetitle. In desperation Roode kicked the referee to get the disqualification, which gives Hardy the win but allows Roode to retain the title. An unhappy Hardy gave Roode, who was laid out from a twist of fate right before the ref called for a disqualification, a farewell Swonton Bomb and left the arena.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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