- Matt Hardy posted the following video to hype his ring return for the Mid Atlantic Wrestling promotion on January 28th in South Boston, Virginia. Hardy noted that his body can't handle a full-time wrestling schedule right now but he will be making a few appearances before having back surgery. The video below features Hardy rapping:
Reports have been coming in that Jeff Hardy may have suffered some sort of lower back injury during the TNA live event in Worcester, Massachusetts. According to reports, Hardy hit a swanton bomb from the top and may have landed a bit wrong. Immediately after the match, Hardy was given an ice pack for his lower back. Hardy did stay at ring side to sign autographs and take photos for fans.
Kid Kash suffered an injury during the Plymouth, Massachusetts house show. He faced Shannon Moore and Jesse Sorenen. During the match Kash took a hit to the face and and subsequently bled profusely. Sorensen posted the following message and pic on his Official Twitter Page following the match:
•Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes def. Justin Gabriel (Player’s Choice Match) (PHOTOS) •WWE Tag Team Champions Epico & Primo def. The Usos (Tag Team Tornado Match) (PHOTOS) •Brodus Clay def. Vickie Guerrero (Dance Off) (PHOTOS) •Wade Barrett def. Sheamus (Tables Match) (PHOTOS) •Ted DiBiase def. Hunico (Flag Match) (PHOTOS) •Santino Marella def. Drew McIntyre (Blindfold Match)(PHOTOS) •World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan vs. Mark Henry (World Title Lumberjack Match) (No Contest) (PHOTOS)
SmackDown results: Lumberjack Match Rumbles out of control By: Michael Burdick January 20, 2012 Tags: SmackDown: January 20, 2012
LAS VEGAS – “Sin City SmackDown” lit up Las Vegas like never before, with a series of explosive specialty matches determined by the unpredictability of the roulette wheel. And when the aggressive actions of World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan sent the lumberjack World Title showdown spiraling into madness, the WWE Universe was given a true taste of the bedlam the Royal Rumble Match will bring in just nine days.
The World Heavyweight Championship Lumberjack Match ended in a No Contest (WATCH | PHOTOS) For the third week in a row, extraordinary circumstances allowed World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan to walk out of SmackDown with his coveted title, despite the fact that he was lucky to walk out at all.
When Mark Henry threw Bryan over the rope and onto the lumberjacks outside the ring, the reigning champion opted to fight the masses rather than his opponent. Then, when Henry found himself caught up with a sea of lumberjacks – as he was getting his adversary back in the ring – Bryan began throwing random kicks at everyone in sight. This incited several Superstars to enter the squared circle after him, causing the match to descend into all-out chaos. Amidst the inevitable anarchy, Bryan retreated up the ramp, with the World Title firmly in his grasp.
Once Bryan was clear of the action, SmackDown General Manger Theodore Long informed him that he will defend his championship in a Triple Threat Steel Cage Match at Royal Rumble against both Mark Henry and Big Show. (MATCH PREVIEW)
Santino Marella def. Drew McIntyre in a Blindfold Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Though SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long looked ready to fire Drew McIntyre for not living up to his contract in recent weeks, Assistant to the General Manager Santino Marella convinced him to give the Scottish Superstar another chance – facing him in what the roulette wheel would determine to be Blindfold Match, where both grapplers would have their eyes completely covered.
After McIntyre failed in his attempt to cheat his way to victory, The Italian Stallion reigned supreme – calling on the WWE Universe to guide his sightless Cobra attack, which allowed him to pick up the win. Ted DiBiase def. Hunico in a Flag Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) In the first-ever Flag Match in SmackDown history, Ted DiBiase hit Dream Street to overcome Hunico, paving the way for him to wave the American flag proudly in triumph.
Wade Barrett def. Sheamus in a Tables Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Just when Sheamus looked ready to put Wade Barrett through a table with the Celtic Cross, Jinder Mahal suddenly jumped up on the ring apron. His distraction allowed Barrett to turn the tide and hurl The Great White through the table for the victory. But when Mahal tried to repeat this action in the aftermath, The Celtic Warrior got his retribution, hitting the Punjabi Superstar with the Brogue Kick before driving him into a table.
Brodus Clay def. Vickie Guerrero in a Dance Off (WATCH | PHOTOS) In a special Sin City SmackDown Dance Off, the WWE Universe determined that Brodus Clay had the moves to put Vickie Guerrero’s “rhythmic” challenge to shame. Then, when William Regal attempted to defend Guerrero’s honor with some dignified steps of him own, The Funkasaurus ended his interruption with the thunderous “Ah-Funk-It!”
WWE Tag Team Champions Epico & Primo def. The Usos in a Tag Team Tornado Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) This past Sunday, in a WWE Live Event in Oakland, Calif., Primo & Epico defeated Air Boom to capture the WWE Tag Team Championships. Making their return to Friday night, the high-octane duo looked ready to celebrate with a victory over the battling sons of Rikishi.
Hours before SmackDown, the stunning Rosa Mendes spun the roulette wheel on WWE.com (WATCH), determining that the new champions would face their foes in a Tag Team Tornado Match, with all four participants legal in the ring at the same time. And in the midst of the fast-paced competition that followed, Primo hit a Backstabber for the pin.
Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes def. Justin Gabriel in a Player’s Choice Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) Awarded a Player’s Choice Match with a spin of the wheel, Cody Rhodes chose to face Hornswoggle. However, when he attacked his pint-sized opponent before the bell, Justin Gabriel came to the rescue – egging on Rhodes to face him instead.
Despite Gabriel’s intense effort, which included several near falls on the Intercontinental Champion, Rhodes ultimately prevailed with the Cross Rhodes.
Daniel Bryan called for Big Show to quit After repeating the claim he made on Raw that Big Show’s collision with AJ one week ago was no accident, Daniel Bryan declared he would dedicate his main event match against Mark Henry to his injured girlfriend. Sending a message to The World’s Strongest Man that he was not afraid of him, the World Heavyweight Champion called for Big Show to “do the right thing” and quit.
- Ted DiBiase may have been injured at last night's WWE Supershow in Winnipeg. During a match against Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes, DiBiase appeared to have injured his arm. The referee threw up the dreaded "X" sign and DiBiase had to be helped to the back.
Tyson Kidd Discusses Looking for a New Partner - WWE Superstar Tyson Kidd recently spoke with Tim Baines of The Ottawa Sun. Below are some highlights, via Slam Wrestling:
His talents: "I know it might come across as arrogance. I'm sorry, but I know I can outperform a lot of people. But when the (door opens), I'm going to kick it in."
Looking for a new partner: "I'm a big fan of tag teams again. I've been looking, scouting (for a partner). I've done a couple of matches with Johnny Curtis and Justin Gabriel. When I teamed with Justin, I thought we gelled perfectly. Even with a guy like Trent Baretta. I think we could give a Hardy Boys type of feel."
"People have said it before, but if it's not your goal to be at the top, what are you doing this for? I've set a bunch of little goals that I hope to accomplish. And right now, the tag team scene is what I want to do."
WWE Champion CM Punk: "He has a different way of thinking than most guys. Basically, the message is if I've come this far, I'm already halfway into the forest and I can't go back. He's a guy I can text anytime. If it's 4 a.m. and I text him, he'll text me back."
TNA Impact Wrestling Quarter Hour Ratings For January 19 2012
Q1: Impact opened with a 1.20 rating for Robert Roode, James Storm, Jeff Hardy, and Sting setting the stage for Storm-Hardy in the main event. Plus, there was one commercial. (up 1.9% vs. 2011-Q1 average)
Q2: Impact increased slightly to a 1.21 rating for Gunner vs. A.J. Styles with Ric Flair ringside, plus one commercial. (up 4.7% vs. 2011-Q1 average)
Q3: Impact reached the first hour peak of a 1.23 rating for Crimson vs. Magnus focusing on the tag division, plus backstage segments, and one commercial break. (up 5.4% vs. 2011-Q3 average)
Q4: Impact dropped to a first hour low of a 1.17 rating for the first-half of Mickie James vs. Madison Rayne in a steel cage match, plus two commercial breaks dragging down the rating. (up 4.0% vs. 2011-Q4 average)
Q5: Impact increased to a show-high 1.24 rating for the second-half of Mickie-Madison, one commercial, and a post-match celebration with the Knockouts. (up 0.7% vs. 2011-Q5 average)
Q6: Impact began a steady decline with a 1.19 rating for Austin Aries and Alex Shelley's in-ring promo exchange, plus one commercial break. (up 2.6% vs. 2011-Q6 average)
Q7: Impact declined slightly to a 1.17 rating for Eric Young vs. Angelina Love and one commercial. (up 2.6% vs. 2011-Q7 average)
Q8: Impact declined slightly to a show-low 1.15 rating for the main event Hardy-Storm match, post-match angle with Roode, Sting, and Bully Ray, and one commercial break. (down 2.3% vs. 2011-Q8 average)
The eighth quarter-hour was the only segment of the show that scored below its corresponding 2011 quarter-hour average. Also, the first quarter-hour, with a 1.20 rating, was the only segment that was not the highest-rated segment of 2012 in the corresponding quarter-hour. (The January 5 Impact scored a 1.23 rating in Q1. The Jan. 12 Impact tied with a 1.20 rating in Q1.)
TNA Impact Wrestling Results 1/19/12 Posted by Kyle Patin 10:06 PM TNA Impact Wrestling Results January 19, 2012 - Orlando, FL
* James Storm comes to the ring for a promo and talks about being the new #1 Contender. He is interrupted by Jeff Hardy who says he's not done with Roode yet. They go back and forth and are interrupted by Bobby Roode. Roode says that since there was no winner last week, Storm doesn't get his title shot and because Hardy didn't beat him he doesn't get a title shot. They are interrupted by Sting who announces that Jeff Hardy will face James Storm in a #1 Contender Match with the winner getting Bobby Roode at Against All Odds.
(1) Gunner defeated AJ Styles after interference from Kazarian and Christopher Daniels. Gunner went to DDT AJ into the concrete after the match but AJ fought out of it and ran off Gunner.
(2) Crimson defeated Magnus with his finisher. After the match Samoa Joe attacked Crimson when Morgan came out for the save. Magnus and Joe got the upperhand on the champs and beat them down again.
(3) Mickie James defeated Madison Rayne in a Steel Cage Match with her finisher.
* Austin Aries comes to the ring and brags about how he has beaten everyone. He is interrupted by Alex Shelley who discusses the past year with Chris Sabin getting injured. Shelley reminds everyone that when they fought in 2011, he wasn't the one who lost those matches. Shelley wants a title match but Aries tells him to find an X Division opponent to earn his title shot.
(4) Eric Young defeated Angelina Love when Love low blowed EY. Angelina and Winter pounced on EY after the match until ODB made the save. She was beat down but Young recovered and threw Winter and Love from the ring. Young then kissed ODB.
(5) The James Storm vs Jeff Hardy #1 Contender's Match ended in a draw when Bully Ray came out and hit Storm, Hardy and the referee with his chain. Sting came out and ran off Bully Ray to the back. Roode got in the ring and stood over Storm and Hardy declaring himself the greatest champion in history.
Velvet Sky Interview: Shoots Hard On Internet Rumors, State Of The Knockouts Division
TNA Knockout Velvet Sky was interviewed by Zoo magazine. In the interview she talks about getting her start in Wrestling, the popularity of Impact Wrestling in the UK and the state of the Knockouts division in TNA:
On the popularity of TNA in the UK: The UK fans just don’t get the same opportunity to see TNA live because we are based in the US. Our fans back home can see us at the drop of a dime and get so many chances through our events, autograph signings and meet and greet sessions. It’s an exciting experience for me because I always look forward to being on the European tour and getting to perform for the UK fans. I’ll hopefully get to do a little bit of sightseeing too.
Regarding the Current Direction Of the Knockouts Division: In my opinion I honestly think that despite the lingerie matches and bikini car washes we have the strongest group of women in the wrestling industry today. Every one of us have come from a wrestling background and spent a lot of years on the indy circuit where we worked for little money, and sometimes none at all. For me back then it sucked not to get paid, but it was more important to get my name out there in a positive way and working on the right shows to get recognised.
The pay didn’t matter to me, it mattered to work as much as possible and the six years of hard work paid off when I signed with TNA. I’ll never forget where I came from because the indy circuit is where I learned my trade. All the dues I and all the other Knockouts paid has made us that much stronger because we struggled so long trying to make it and now we have. The Knockouts is by far the best women’s division in the industry today. The internet has changed the wrestling industry considerably.
On how the internet and social media has shaped the business: Aside from the positives from the likes of Twitter and Facebook, the internet in general has had quite a negative effect on the business. Some people report false information on professional wrestling and those in the industry, just so they can have a story. It was reported that the onscreen persona of Karen Jarrett and her negative dialogue of me was what TNA officials thought of me. That is complete and utter bullsh**t! It is just false. This is just a small example of how the internet can have a negative effect on wrestling and affect my character.
I laugh at it more than anything. It’s just frustrating because I have worked so hard to try and keep a good name for myself in this business. Don’t get me wrong as I said the likes of Twitter and Facebook have also had a positive effect because it has helped tremendously with fan interaction. Before social networking fans could only interact with us through autograph signings and events like that. But now with a click of a button fans can get in touch with us and that’s a great thing for us too.
Official Press Release For TNA's Ring Ka King Promotion
TNA ENTERTAINMENT, LLC PARTNERS WITH ENDEMOL INDIA TO LAUNCH PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING SERIES “RING KA KING” Show to air Saturday and Sunday nights on the Colors Network
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (January 19, 2012) – TNA Entertainment, LLC announced today a partnership with Endemol India Pvt. Limited to produce “Ring Ka King,” a professional wrestling show for India that will also feature several TNA superstars. The show will air on the Colors Network Saturday and Sunday nights, with the debut airing Saturday, January 28, 2012.
“Ring Ka King,” host is the legendary Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh. The show will feature a cast of Indian superstars, as well as such TNA superstars as Abyss, Matt Morgan, Mickie James, Magnus and Scott Steiner. The partnership with TNA Entertainment, producer of IMPACT WRESTLING and Endemol India, a world leader in entertainment programming, is the first co-production for the two companies.
“The international market for professional wrestling is expanding,” states TNA Entertainment Executive Vice President Andy Barton. “Until now, most professional wrestling content has been exported from the United States. This partnership brings TNA’s expertise in producing professional wrestling programming and Endemol’s vast experience in content creation and distribution to a localized, scalable product for the Indian market.” Executive producer Jeff Jarrett added, “Professional wrestling fans around the world have always related to one of their own, and the lack of properly trained talent and the infrastructure to produce a high quality professional wrestling show have always been a hindrance to create this type of program. With the tag team of TNA Entertainment and Endemol, we have the perfect one-two punch to bring the concept to fruition.” TNA and Endemol have created a professional wrestling school in Mumbai to develop Indian talent. A three city casting call was held to engage and identify candidates for the school.
TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held sports entertainment company based in Nashville, Tennessee that specializes in events, products, numerous TV properties, merchandise and music, as well as, the management and promotion of professional wrestlers. The roster features such greats as Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Sting, James Storm, Ron Van Dam the lovely and lethal Knockouts and many more through its highly successful TNA IMPACT WRESTLING weekly broadcasts on SPIKE TV. In addition, TNA produces monthly PPV events and over 100 live shows a year. The product is the world’s most innovative experience in professional wrestling and is broadcast in over 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.impactwrestling.com.
We start off this week’s show with the Smackdown brand and your announcers are Matt Striker and Josh Mathews.
Match Number One: Tamina versus Natalya in a Best of Until Natalya Can Win Match
They lock up and Tamina with a wasist lock but Natalya with a standing switch and forearm to the back. Natalya runs to the ropes to avoid Tamina. Natalya with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Tamina with a chop and then she gets a near fall. The referee keeps Tamina out of the corner and that allows Natalya to send Tamina into the turnbuckles. Natalya puts Tamina on the ropes and she kicks Tamina in the ribs. Natalya slams Tamina’s head into the mat.
Natalya with a kick to the midsection and she chokes Tamina in the ropes. Natalya gets a near fall. Natalya with an abdominal stretch on Tamina but Tamina gets out of the hold and hip tosses Natalya.
Natalya with a clothesline for a near fall. Natalya gets another near fall as Tamina exerts more energy to kick out. Natalya slams Tamina’s head into the mat and Natalya applies a modified figure four but Tamina does not tap.
Natalya misses a leg drop when Tamina rolls out of the way. Natalya runs into a boot and avoids a clothesline. Tamina with chops followed by a leaping head butt. Tamina tries for a super kick but Natalya blocks it and tries for the Sharpshooter but Tamina rolls up Natalya to get a near fall.
Tamina with a Samoan drop and Natalya is out. Tamina goes up top for the Superfly Splash but Natalya recovers and crotches Tamina. Natalya tries for a superplex but Tamina blocks it and sends Natalya to the mat. Tamina with the Superfly Splash for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at what happened at the end of last week’s Smackdown when Big Show deliberately ran over a defenseless AJ Lee who was at ringside to give her boyfriend some support.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the Raw portion of the show and your announcers are Josh Mathews and Scott Stanford.
Match Number Two: Santino Marella and Mason Ryan versus Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks
Hawkins and Ryan start things off and they lock up with Ryan sending Hawkins into the corner. Hawkins has something to say to Ryan but Ryan with a shoulder tackle and he tags in Reks. Ryan hip tosses Reks into the ring from the apron and then he runs Reks into the corner and connects with shoulders.
Santino tags in and Ryan sends Santino into the midsection of Reks. Reks with an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner and Marella with a drop kick. Santino sets for the cobra but Reks goes to the floor. Hawkins tries to interfere and Santino avoids him and Ryan press slams Hawkins onto Reks and we go to commercial.
We are back and Reks works on the midsection and head with double sledges. Reks keeps Santino from making the tag and he sends Santino into Curt’s boot. Curt tags in and he kicks Santino. Curt with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Hawkins with a reverse chin lock. Hawkins with a knee to the midsection but Santino sends Hawkins into the turnbuckles.
Reks tags in and he keeps Santino from tagging in Ryan. Reks with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Santino gets to his feet but Reks pulls Santino back to the mat and he tags in Hawkins. Curt with a boot to the abdomen followed by an elbow drop for a near fall. Hawkins with a head scissors and Reks is tagged back in and he kicks Santino.
Reks with a hard Irish whip and he gets a near fall. Hawkins tags in and he punches Santino. Hawkins with a reverse chin lock but Santino with punches. Santino with a jaw breaker and both men are down and Ryan is tagged in.
Ryan with a shoulder and clotheslines to Hawkins. Ryan with a running shoulder into the corner followed by a running big boot. Ryan with a full nelson and he sends Hawkins into Reks and Reks is sent to the floor. Ryan tags in Santino and it is time for the Cobra and he puts on his pet cobra and hits it and gets the three count.
Winners: Santino Marella and Mason Ryan
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
Match Number Three: Alex Riley versus Jinder Mahal
Mahal with a kick and forearm to the back and then he connects with forearms and kicks before the referee pulls Mahal out of the corner. Riley puts Mahal into the corner and he punches Mahal but Mahal with an Irish whip. Riley avoids a charge into the corner and hits a clothesline of his own. Riley with a modified DDT from the turnbuckles for a near fall.
Mahal with a kick to Riley followed by a leaping knee for a near fall. Mahal chokes Riley in the ropes. Mahal with a neck breaker for a near fall. Mahal with a cravate. Riley with punches to Mahal and then he hits a running forearm. Riley with a clothesline and spinebuster.
Riley gets Mahal up for the TKO but Mahal with an elbow and a slam. Mahal locks in the camel clutch and Riley taps out.
- Evan Bourne will be able to return to WWE TV on the March 19th RAW Supershow. Since Bourne is not going to be a major part of WrestleMania 28, he likely won't return until after that. It's still possible that Bourne may get a WrestleMania dark match spot but with his second suspension he has cost himself the two biggest paydays of the year - Royal Rumble and WrestleMania.
Mr. Anderson, who has not appeared for TNA Wrestling since the November 15, 2011 Impact Wrestling taping, is scheduled to return to the ring at this week's Impact Wrestling World Tour in Worcester, Plymouth and Lowell, Massachusetts. He will be teaming with Rob Van Dam (who was stretchered backstage two weeks ago at Genesis after taking a DDT onto the concrete floor) at all three shows in matches against Mexican America members Anarquia and Hernandez.
Mexican America members Rosita and Sarita are also scheduled to team, which they rarely do at house shows. They will be facing Brooke Tessmacher and ODB at all three events.
Other matches scheduled include:
* "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy vs Christopher Daniels
* Jesse Sorensen vs Kid Kash vs Shannon Moore
* Garett Bischoff vs Television Champion Robbie E (with Rob Terry)
Salt Lake City, Utah hosted this event on the 20th of July in the E Center. "A big night, for the black and white."
Scott Hall on the mic, Johnny Boone vs. Stevie Ray, Rick Steiner on the mic, Chris Jericho on the mic, Sick Boy vs. Steve 'Mongo' McMichael, Eric Bischoff's NWO Nightcap, Yuji Nagata vs. Perry Saturn, Sting and Kevin Nash(c) vs. Scott Hall and Giant - Tag Titles, Disco Inferno and Alex Wright vs. Masa Hiro Chono and Muta, Tokyo Magnum vs. Ultimo Dragon, Jim Powers vs. Scott Norton, NWO Hollywood on the mic, Eddie Guerrero vs. Konnan, Curt Hennig vs. Lex Luger, Bret Hart vs. Diamond Dallas Page(c) - US Title.
- WWE Champion CM Punk spoke with AZCentral.com this week to promote next week's RAW Supershow in Phoenix. Here are some highlights:
Q: Are American fans not respectful? (After commenting that Japan has respectful fans.)
A: It's just a lack of "excuse me" and "please" and "thank you." I'm a pretty approachable guy, but I've had my headphones taken off my head in the gym, people poking me in the back like I'm a farm animal. It's a part of the game.
Q: With so many young fans, you must find yourself being a role model.
A: Absolutely. I'm the straight-edge guy. I'm a damn good guy to look up to. But I approach it the way Charles Barkley approached it. I'm not a role model. Everybody should choose their own path in life. I don't get preachy with the straight-edge stuff.
Q: Do people put you on a pedestal because of it?
A: I find myself being a target as opposed to being put on a pedestal. I get criticized a lot. There are people who are skeptical about it or scared by it or intimidated by it.
Q: Do you mind that a personal choice like that has become part of your public persona?
A: No, because it's who I am. People say, "When did you decide to be straight edge?" I was born this way. It's nothing I really decided (pause) and, right now, while I'm talking, on the treadmill and doing an interview, there's a guy standing over here, taking pictures ... (He politely asks the guy to stop, which doesn't seem to go well). All right, and now he just flipped me off, and I'm the (expletive). See what I mean? (sighing) ... Anyway, I don't think I have a persona per se. I'm not trying to be something I'm not.
Q: What about acting? So many WWE people go into the movies.
A: That's not up to me, but it's nothing I'm actively pursuing. I never say never to anything, but it's nothing I'm looking to actively do.
- Big Show reportedly suffered a back injury at last night's SmackDown tapings in Las Vegas. No word yet on the severity of the injury but apparently he landed wrong and hurt his back in the dark main event against Daniel Bryan.
The January 16th episode of WWE's RAW Supershow scored a 3.0 cable rating with 4,279,000 viewers, up from last week. The first hour did a 3.0 rating while the second hour did a 3.03. The rating went up as hour two went on but viewership dropped by 62,000.
- Whether this is true or not, there was speculation among some of the WWE talents this week that Evan Bourne was trying to get himself fired after failing another Wellness test just weeks after he returned from the first suspension.
A video recapped the Johnny Curtis and Derrick Bateman feud and teased the wedding.
* Michael Cole was brought out for the 100th episode.
(1) Titus O'Neil defeated Darren Young in a no DQ match. Titus dominated the whole match with slams outside the ring and assorted power moves. Darren took the advantage after a reversed suplex, and hit his signature, but Titus kicked out. When Darren tried his signature again, Titus countered with his and pinned Darren.
* Titus grabbed the mic and thanked the crowd for nothing. He went on a tirade about his useless fans and pro, Hornswoggle. He was booed out of the arena.
* A Royal Rumble promo was shown.
(2) Percy Watson defeated Heath Slater. This was billed as an alumni match.
(3) Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks defeated Yoshi Tatsu and Trent Barretta
* The Johnny Curtis and Maxine wedding started off with a Elvis impersonation. Curtis entered in a leather jacket and tuxedo shirt. Derrick interrupted and revealed he was not the one behind the email, but Curtis was. The two brawled over Maxine. Maxine held him and Derrick ended the fight. The two kissed and NXT ended.
Breaking news: Evan Bourne suspended again From corporate.wwe.com:
STAMFORD, Conn., January 17, 2012 – In accordance with its Talent Wellness Program, WWE (NYSE:WWE) has suspended Matthew Korklan (Evan Bourne®) for 60 days effective Tuesday, January 17 for his second violation of the company’s policy.
•WWE Tag Team Champions Primo & Epico def. Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne (PHOTOS) •Jack Swagger def. Zack Ryder (New United States Champion) (PHOTOS) •Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox def. The Bella Twins (PHOTOS) •R-Truth def. Wade Barrett, Sheamus and The Miz (Over-the-Top Rope Challenge) (PHOTOS) •Brodus Clay def. JTG (PHOTOS) •Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler & David Otunga def. Chris Jericho, WWE Champion CM Punk & World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan (PHOTOS)
WWE Raw SuperShow results: Laurinaitis snaps! By: Mitch Passero January 16, 2012 Tags: WWE Raw SuperShow: January 16, 2012
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis unleashed a pipe bomb of his own on WWE Champion CM Punk. First he reversed the decision of the night’s main event. Then after saying he’s sick and tired of being disrespected, he admitted he’s going to try to screw Punk at Royal Rumble. At the end of his emotional tirade, the EVP then bashed WWE Legend Mick Foley in the head with a mic!
Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler & David Otunga def. Chris Jericho, WWE Champion CM Punk & World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan (WATCH: PART 1 | PART 2 | PHOTOS) In a marquee main event featuring some of Raw’s biggest Superstars, the odds changed when a fired up Chris Jericho curiously tagged out and simply walked away from the match. The balance of power shifted again, when World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and Mark Henry’s fight took them away from the ring. To even the odds, Mick Foley joined the fray … claiming Laurinaitis gave him permission.
After a DDT, followed by Mr. Socko, Foley put away Otunga for the win … or so he thought.
After the bell, John Laurinaitis came to the ring and announced he never gave Foley permission to be the match and reversed the decision. After the controversial call, Punk berated the GM for being uncharismatic and vanilla. But Laurinaitis, snapped and declared he would soon be the permanent GM and he will not be intimated by Punk. Things came to a head when Foley forced the GM to admit he’s going to screw Punk at Royal Rumble.
"Damn right I will," Laurinaitis declared, then smashed Foley in the head with the mic!
Brodus Clay def. JTG (WATCH | PHOTOS) After dancing his way to the ring, Brodus Clay took on JTG. Relying on an aresenal of hard-hitting moves, "The Funkasaurus" made quick work of JTG.
A John Cena vs. United States Champion Jack Swagger Non-title Match ended in a No Contest (WATCH | PHOTOS) Right from the start, John Cena launched a brutal assault against the newly crowned United States Champion. After relentlessly pummeling Swagger, Cena was ready to deliver a particularly vicious blow with the steel ring steps … when The Big Red Monster Kane appeared on the arena screen to instantly command Cena’s attention. “I think you’re getting it,” Kane growled, referencing Cena appearing to embrace hate as their Royal Rumble Match looms. (PREVIEW)
R-Truth won an Over-the-Top Rope Challenge (WATCH | PHOTOS) After R-Truth revealed pictures from his trip to Disneyland (WATCH), Wade Barrett quickly lost interest. Next, The Miz and Barrett attacked Truth, but Sheamus charged in to help fend them off. Before total chaos erupted, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long emerged to announce the four would do battle in an Over-the-Top Rope Challenge. The first to be eliminated was Wade Barrett by all three competitors. Later, when Sheamus was poised to eliminate The Miz, Truth rushed in and flipped both Superstars over the rope to seize the win. After the bout, Sheamus dropped Miz to the arena floor with a brutal Brogue Kick.
Kelly Kelly & Alicia Fox def. The Bella Twins (WATCH | PHOTOS) With celebrity gossip blogger Perez Hilton acting as the special guest ring announcer, Hilton thwarted twin magic by causing a distraction, allowing Kelly Kelly to capture victory for her team. Afterward, The Bellas dropped Hilton to the canvas, who promptly hid behind Kelly Kelly & Fox to escape more twin wrath.
Jack Swagger def. Zack Ryder to win the United States Championship (WATCH | PHOTOS) Even though he was injured at the hands of Kane on last week’s Raw SuperShow (MORE), United States Champion Zack Ryder was forced to defend his title against Jack Swagger. The match was made in the interest of “fairness’’ by the GM, who felt a ref made a bad call in Swagger’s match with Punk on last week’s Raw SuperShow (MORE). After punishing and humiliating his injured opponent with three gutwrench powerbombs, Swagger dethroned Ryder. The win was especially sweet for Swagger, who has been chasing championship glory since losing the World Heavyweight Championship in 2010. After the match, Interim Raw GM John Laurinaitis apologized after revealing Ryder was not medically cleared to compete (WATCH).
The Interim Raw GM Laurinaitis changed the main event The night's main event was changed by the GM to: Chris Jericho, WWE Champion CM Punk & World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan vs. Mark Henry, Dolph Ziggler & David Otunga.
WWE Tag Team Champions Primo & Epico def. Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne (WATCH | PHOTOS) In their first title defense since winning the WWE Tag Team Championships yesterday at a WWE Live Event in Oakland’s Oracle Center (WATCH), Primo & Epico downed former champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne, when Epico blasted Bourne with a backstabber. After the match, Rosa helped the duo celebrate.
Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis denied Mick Foley’s request to be in the Royal Rumble Match (PHOTOS) After Mick Foley kicked off Raw SuperShow by expressing his desire to be in the 2012 Royal Rumble Match – so that his two kids could see him compete – he was quickly criticized for such a lofty dream by former United States Champion Dolph Ziggler. Foley clarified that his goal was to be in the Royal Rumble Match to win it. After more harsh words for the WWE Legend, Ziggler told Foley to “just go away.” Next, Ziggler’s Royal Rumble opponent, WWE Champion CM Punk, came out to greet his fellow “unconventional” Superstar, pointing out that neither hide behind a woman. The WWE Champion also called Ziggler out for having the GM in his back pocket for their match at Royal Rumble.
As tensions grew in the ring, Laurinaitis emerged and said although he considered Foley’s request to be in the Royal Rumble Match, his answer was “no”! After the blunt answer, Vickie cackled in Foley’s face.
- WWE has signed independent wrestler Jody Kristofferson to a developmental deal. Jody is the son of actor and musician Kris Kristofferson.
Kristofferson impressed Triple H months ago at a tryout, even more when he found out who his father was, and word is that the deal has been in place for some time but WWE didn't want it getting out. Jody finished up with the APW promotion in California this weekend and will likely start with FCW in Tampa next month.
During a WWE Live Event at Oakland’s Oracle Center, Primo & Epico beat Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne to capture the WWE Tag Team Championship. Kingston & Bourne held the titles since Aug. 22, 2011.
The victory for Primo & Epico comes less than a month after they attempted to dethrone "Air Boom" at WWE TLC 2011.
Primo previously won the WWE Tag Team Championship with Carlito in 2008. Then, at the 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania, Primo & Carlito defeated World Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz to become the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions. Together, Primo & Carlito held the titles until June 28, 2009, when they were defeated by Edge & Chris Jericho.
The victory marks the first championship in WWE for Epico since his Nov. 4, 2011 debut on SmackDown.
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