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TNA Wrestler Sting has updated his injury status on his twitter account following the television tapings in London yesterday.
"Sorry for not tweeting til now...Although i couldn't finish the way you all deserved last night I believe my injury is not serious.. just limping along- agai, I don't believe it is serious. It really did limit me last night"
Mark Henry Injured Again (His Knee) (Partial Source: PWInsider.com)
After dropping the World Heavyweight title months earlier than expected at WWE's December TLC due to a groin injury, Henry was injured once again at Tuesday's WWE SmackDown tapings from Tuscon, AZ.
Mark Henry is believed to have suffered a hyper-extended knee during his match with the Big Show, which will air tonight on SyFy. Henry, who has dealt with knee problems in the past, threw a punch without properly planting his foot.
A reader who watched the Australian broadcast of SmackDown (which airs a day earlier there) said it was clear that something went very wrong after Henry collapsed "like he had been shot in the thigh" and immediately exited the ring in pain. They immediately cut to commercial and the match eventually ended in a count out.
* Ryback (Skip Sheffield) beat three local wrestlers in a handicap match.
SmackDown, Airing Friday:
* SmackDown opens with Big Show. He’s not happy about injuring AJ Lee and considers retiring. World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan comes out and cuts a promo on Show.
Bryan ends up slapping Show and telling him to leave. Show got pissed off and shoved Bryan into the corner before getting in his face. Mark Henry came out and taunted them about the cage match at the Royal Rumble. Teddy Long ends up coming out and making Show vs. Henry for tonight and Wade Barrett vs. the returning Randy Orton.
* They hype Orton’s return with a video package.
* Cody Rhodes defeats Justin Gabriel with Cross Rhodes.
* Backstage segment with Teddy Long and his assistant Santino Marella. Santino talks about a possible tag team with Yoshi Tatsu called Santoshi. Drew McIntyre comes in and Teddy says he’s about done. McIntyre vs. Sheamus is made.
* Sheamus beat Drew McIntyre. Drew actually got a babyface pop and controlled most of the match but Sheamus connected with the Brogue kick for the win.
* WWE Tag Team Champions Epico and Primo beat Santino Marella and Yoshi Tatsu in a non-title match.
* Backstage segment with Mark Henry and Daniel Bryan. Bryan says he respects Henry and knows he can beat Big Show tonight. Bryan tells Henry to go teach Show a lesson.
* Wade Barrett came to the ring and talked about Randy Orton returning. Orton made his return to a huge ovation from the crowd. Orton attacked Barrett and beat him up. Officials came down to break the fight up but couldn’t. Some of the wrestlers come down and break things up while Barrett runs off. Orton hits RKO’s on everyone who came to help – Tyler Reks, Curt Hawkins, one of The Usos and Trent Baretta.
* Hunico beat Ted DiBiase. After the match, Hunico and Camacho beat down DiBiase and worked on his injured wrist.
* Brodus Clay defeated Alex Riley in a good performance by Clay. Riley tried to win a dance off before the match.
* Aksana defeated Natalya in a quick squash via roll-up. After the match, Natalya attacked Aksana and locked her in the Sharpshooter. Tamina ran down and made the save with a Samoan Drop and Superfly Splash on Natalya.
* Big Show beat Mark Henry by count out. Daniel Bryan watched from ringside. They went at it and Henry stayed out to get counted out. Bryan attacked Big Show with a chair and they ended up fighting in the ring. Bryan locked in the LaBell Lock but Show broke free and chokeslammed him and hit the knockout punch.
Hulk Hogan Interview Roundup: His Time In TNA, Robert Roode and More
TNA Star and Wrestling Legend Hulk Hogan has recently been on what can easily be said as the largest PR interview tour he has ever done during his entire time in TNA. Below is a quick recap of many interviews he has done over the past few days.
On the perception some fans have that he is in TNA with bad intentions: "Even though I’m not wres- tling, some people still perceive that as a threat. ‘Hogan didn’t give Roode the belt, he’s a no-good SOB, he never let anybody win, he did it all for himself. You get to a point where you go: ‘Thank God they’re thinking that way’!”
On booking the sudden heel change of Robert Roode at the last second. "I was sitting watching Roode’s parents saying what a great son he is and his wife saying what a great husband he is and his kids saying what a great dad he is. He’s the ultimate good guy. He’s going to win the belt! But then what? Who does he wrestle? So I sat back and thought: ‘You guys have just done one of the best old school wrestling angles I’ve ever seen.’ If you turn him heel you give him that edge, give him that extra spice – then he’ll have everyone to work with, rather than throw him out there and set him up for failure. It was just me trying to take a step back, throwing in my two cents. They didn’t have to do it – I didn’t make anyone do anything. It just makes sense.”
Hogan also spoke with UK Talk Sport on a variety of subjects.
On how Hogan would rate the current breed of TNA Wrestlers: "We've got a kid that's been around for a while named A.J. Styles, which is on fire. They call him the Phenomenal One. He's got a brilliant future. We've got another kid, Jeff Hardy, that's already there. He's rocking and rolling. And my old partner, who I never dreamed would have so much gas in the tank, Sting. Sting's on fire. I have no idea when he's going to quit. He's lighting the whole world up again. We've got some really great guys."
Hogan also spoke with CTV News, mostly about his back issues and the electric stimulator implant.
Hogan mentions how his back implant works and its hilarious side effects: "It's an electric stim you know? If the pain in my back is too bad and it goes to my head, there's an electrical current that I can turn on that will cancel out any pain waves, it pretty much makes you so you don't feel the pain. It's not a drug, it's just electricity. I've got like a garage door controller with all these buttons on how intense I want to make it, my nipples stand on end if I want to! And my wiener stands straight. It's much better than Viagra!"
TNA Producer Eric Bischoff also joked about the electrical implant: When he's walking down a small neighbourhood he opens every garage door on the street!"
Finally, Hogan spoke to Sportsvibe concerning a number of things.
On what wrestlers fans should be looking out for in the near future: "There are a lot of great guys in TNA, with the current champion Bobby Roode, AJ Styles and Samoa Joe. There are a lot of talented guys but the wrestling part in the ring is only ten per cent of this business and they have to learn more than just that. There's a lot more to the business than having a five-star match, there's the media cross over, being in character, knowing when to break character, knowing how to deal with a locker-room full of men or knowing how to deal with a room full of kids that have cancer.
As soon as these guys figure that out and get off this 'I'm a TNA original' out of their mindset and look at the bigger picture, I think more of them will be like Bobby Roode and start to step up.
One guy that is doing that is Christopher Daniels, he's starting to step out of that mould. When I see Daniels and shake his hand I say 'Good morning super hero.' I call him super hero because that's what he's going to be. He's got the look, he's got attitude, plus he's so smart and is really stepping up."
On Ric Flair being inducted into the WWE hall of fame again: "I think it's great, everybody is being very open and Dixie Carter is open and the lines of communication are open. It's great that the two companies can agree on this and have a common bond because Ric Flair has been a staple in this industry, and as they are going to induct the Four Horsemen in the Hall of Fame it's only right Ric Flair is there.
It's like the WWE saying Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair were never here just because we're now with TNA. It doesn't make sense because people know we were there and helped build that company. I think with the lines of communication opening it's good business for everybody."
On Missing out on the grill deal that George Foreman eventually took: You mean the George Foreman grill? Me and George had the same agent and I started picking up the kids from school but they were upset with me because even though I was there before they got out of school all the other soccer mums would get there a half hour early so I was at the end of the line.
One day I told my kids I would get there early and I was the first one there and the kids were really excited. When I got back home I checked my phone message my agent said 'hey hogan, I've got something for you and George, I've got a grill and a blender and I've called you first to see which one you wanted to pick'. I called my agent back and he said 'you weren't home so I called George and he picked the grill'.
Well $400,000,000 later George had the George Foreman grill and I got stuck with a blender that had one small battery and if you put eight ounces of water in it and a scoop of protein it would spin, fart and turn off. The blender only made half-a-million dollars not the $400,000,000 that's still selling. Missing that one phone call changed my life financially.
After that they came up with the Hulk Hogan grill and I actually came to the UK two or three years ago and was on QVC with Billy Mays from Oxi Clean and we set records for sales and then that was it for the grill it kind of went away.
We open with a video package looking back at last week when Sting made a #1 contender's match between James Storm and Jeff Hardy to determine Robert Roode's next challenger, only for Bully Ray to attack both men and again leave us without a challenger. And in a perfectly logical follow up to that attack, we begin tonight's episode backstage where Jeff Hardy is beating the CRAP out of Bully Ray and choking him with a broomstick. He rams him into every ladder and wall he can find, past a couple of barbed wire boartds that just happen to be laying around in the background, and then they obliviously keep fighting as Bobby Roode pulls up in a giant white pickup truck, gets out and slams the door behind him, and attacks Hardy from behind. Hardy goes down, and Bubba continues working him over with a pipe before throwing a big wooden pallet down on top of him. Bubba tells Roode to open the back of the truck, and they dump him into the back and get ready to make off with Hardy, no doubt to bury him in the desert, but James Storm runs in to make the save and goes after both men. He busts Bubba open hardway it seems, but Roode jumps him from behind and they manage to beat him down as well. They get ready to put Storm in the truck with Hardy, but Sting comes out with his baseball bat and nails both of them until they run off.
From there, we go right to the ring for our opening match...
#1 Contender's Match: Velvet Sky vs Mickie James vs Tara
They all shake hands and then Tara boots Velvet in the midsection, Mickie goes for a clothesline but Tara falls into a back bridge and Mickie wipes Velvet out with a clothesline. Velvet recovers and dumps Mickie to the floor, then goes to cover Tara but Tara picks her up and rams her to the corner and goes for the Widow's Peak. Mickie breaks that up with a boot to the midsection and gets an O'Connor roll for 2. Mickie and Tara go at it in the corner and Tara just slams Mickie face first into the mat by the hair. Tara charges Mickie in the corner and runs into Mickie's elbow as we go to commercial.
We come back as Velvet hits a monkey flip on Tara and goes for the Pedigree, but Mickie stops her with a hanging neckbreaker. Tara slams Mickie and does the ass shaking standing moonsault, Mickie rolls out of the way and Velvet starts beating them both up. Velvet with a flying headscissors on Mickie but Tara takes her out with a clothesline. Mickie with a flapjack on Tara as I think I see Ron Jeremy sitting in the audience behind her, then she goes up top and takes Velvet out with the flying hooch to the mouth. Tara dumps Velvet to the floor, Mickie spinkicks Tara in the jaw and covers, but Tara gets her hand on the bottom rope at 2. Mickie goes for the DDT, Velvet takes her out with a clothesline, Tara gives Velvet a spinning side suplex onto Mickie and covers Mickie for the win.
Gail Kim is backstage watching on a monitor and congratulates her, saying the best woman won, but she's going to show why she's the best Knockout in history is. She and Tara know each other inside and out (???) but she'll prove she's the best at Against All Odds.
Sting is backstage, and he's...WALKING!
We take a look back at the brawl that opened the show, and then Sting comes out to the ring with a still selling Hardy and Storm. I like to see that. He tells Bully Ray and Robert Roode to get down to the ring right now, leading to a brawl between the two sides until Sting uses a...shall we say, show of authority (with his bat) and separates everyone. They start fighting again, so Sting drops his microphone and goes after Bubba and Roode with the bat again. Sting says it's obvious you can't tame wild animals, then agrees with the crowd to let them fight, so Hardy and Storm will take on Roode and Bubba tonight in a tag match. The fight starts again and Storm suggests to Sting that they make it a tables match. Sting asks the crowd what they think, and Ron Jeremy says it sounds great, so we have a tables match tonight.
Alex Shelley is backstage saying he's gone longer without being in the ring than he has since he was 18, and tonight he's got Zema Ion who is good, but he's not X Division Title material, and when he gets Aries he's going to win the title because Aries isn't in his class.
Eric Young is backstage getting ready for his match and runs into a guy he thinks is Sammy Davis Jr, but then Winter and Angelina Love come out and pretend to seduce him so Angelina can try and kick him in the cajones, but he's wearing a cup for, as Eric says, his yeast infection. They run off as ODB shows up and tells him they're wrestling Winter and Angelina later and he better hit those hussies.
Alex Shelley vs Zema Ion
They tie up and Ion takes Shelley to the ropes, Shelley gets a side headlock and really cranks on it, Ion shoots him to the ropes but Shelley gets a series of chain wrestling moves ending in a stack for 2. Shelley opens up on Ion with chops, then a snapmare and the indy kick to the back. Ion begs for mercy as Shelley goes after him in the corner, but cheapshots Shelley when he backs off and hits a twisting crossbody off the second rope for 2. Ion goes for a headscissors, but Shelley just dumps him on his face and sends him to the outside. Ion dodges a baseball slide, but Shelley dodges an elbowdrop as he comes back into the ring. Ion hits a hotshot and a neckbreaker for 2 and then pokes Shelley in the eye, but doesn't get disqualified for some reason. Hmmm, I thought they changed the rule. This allows Shelley to recover and run over Ion with some clotheslines and a Flatliner into the second turnbuckle, then Shelley comes off the ropes with a double stomp, Ion moves and hits a DDT out of nowhere. Ion goes to the top for the 450, Shelley dodges (and Ion would have fallen way short anyway), and Shelley hits Sliced Bread #2 for 3.
Winner: Alex Shelley
AJ Styles is backstage wondering what kind of effect the business has had on everyone because all his buddies in Fortune have kind of turned their backs on him, so he knew it was only a matter of time with Frankie. He can be Daniels' puppet, but they're going to get to the bottom of this TONIGHT.
Tara is also backstage, and she's thrilled to be the #1 contender and will have the belt around her size 28 waist soon. She knows Gail's repertoire and all her dirty tricks, but she'll be ready for them.
Eric Bischoff shows up at Garett Bischoff's MMA gym and wants to know where his trainer is. We'll find out who it is...NEXT!
We come back to Eric Bischoff at Garett's gym, and Eric is clearly stunned to see who it is, but tells the cameraman to stop filming and get out of here and we don't get a chance to find out who it is.
Angelina Love & Winter vs Eric Young & ODB
EY and Angelina start, and of course EY goes to tie up with the referee instead of one of his opponents. Then he does it again. Then he cartwheels and claps to the crowd. Then he ties up with the referee again and Winter finally nails him from behind. He slowly turns around and takes his pants off, so Winter bails out of the ring. Angelina comes in so ODB tags herself in and runs over Angelina with a clothesline and smashes her with an avalanche in the corner. She hits the Bronco Buster, knocks Winter off the apron, then goes toe to toe with Angelina while EY ties up with the referee AGAIN. Winter hooks ODB's foot from the outside and Angelina yanks her down by the hair and covers for 2. Winter with a side backbreaker for 2, then hangs ODB in the Tree of Woe and chokes her with her boot. Winter distracts the referee while Angelina chokes her from the outside and then Winter comes over and kicks her in the vajayjay and covers for 2. ODB goes to make the hot tag, stops to take a hit of the ol' bird, and goes toe to toe with Angelina instead. ODB with a series of shoulderblocks and a fallaway slam, then EY gets Winter up in a fireman's carry while ODB gets Angelina up in what I suppose is a firewoman's carry, they do stereo airplane spins and ODB hits a Samoan drop for the win.
Winner: Eric Young & ODB
ODB gives Young a big smooch as they celebrate in the ring, and then we go backstage to Bully Ray who asks Roode when his partner grew a set of balls. Roode says he didn't see that coming, and Bubba says he didn't keep him in check like he did with Devon. Bubba says he's the World Champion, Roode says yeah, and Bubba says "not for long." Roode asks what that meant and Bubba says never mind because they need to go do this, but neither wants to turn their back on the other and leave first.
We see a video package recapping the history between Matt Morgan & Crimson and Samoa Joe & Brutus Magnus, including last week when Crimson beat Magnus but the champs got laid out by Joe and Magnus.
Samoa Joe vs Matt Morgan
Joe tries to take Morgan's legs out with kicks, then takes Morgan to the corner and fires off some right jabs. Morgan throttles Joe and backs him across the ring and lays in some hard right hands and a chop, followed by a Boss Man Drop on the top rope. Morgan with a legdrop on the ring apron and a headbutt, never a good idea against a Samoan. Joe gets to the top rope and gets the Kokina clutch, but Morgan just backs into the corner to get Joe to break the hold. Morgan with some hard elbows and a running clothesline for 2. Morgan charges Joe in the corner and eats his elbow, does it again and catches the boot, and Joe comes off the second rope with a boot to the face. Joe with a running elbow and leaping enziguiri in the corner for 2, then they go toe to toe in the corner and Morgan comes out on top of that exchange and starts rolling again with more clotheslines. Morgan with a running clothesline in the corner, across the ring for another one, and a side suplex for 2. Morgan signals that he's going to finish, but takes too long and Joe gets an inverted atomic drop and senton for 2. Joe gets a spinning toehold, but Morgan kicks him off into the corner and hits a discus clothesline for the win.
Winner: Matt Morgan
Magnus goes after Crimson on the floor and Morgan goes to save, but Joe comes after him from behind and takes out his legs, setting Magnus up to connect with a top rope elbowdrop, then they head up the ramp and taunt Morgan and Crimson from the entryway.
AJ Styles is backstage, and he's...WALKING!
James Storm and Jeff Hardy are backstage saying how funny it is that they went from kicking each other's butts to watching each other's backs, but that's because it's business and they don't take it personally. Tonight they started the show with a bang and end it with a BOOM!
AJ Styles comes out to the ring and says he wants to know why Kazarian turned on him and why he's letting Daniels order him around like a dog, but Daniels' music hits and he comes out with Kazarian, who can't even make eye contact with Styles. Kazarian starts to talk, but Daniels snaps his fingers and Kazarian hands him the microphone. Daniels says it's familiar to see him standing in the ring complaining because for ten years, whenever he faces some adversity, he comes out and gets a microphone to complain so everyone can hear, and if the Golden Boy doesn't get his way, he throws a tantrum, he throws microphones, fists, chairs, or whatever at other athletes. They're not playing this game because Kazarian doesn't owe AJ and answers or a damn thing. AJ says that's fine because there's other ways of getting answers, he climbs out of the ring and goes after them but Daniels says do it just like a thug from Gainesville, Georgia. AJ says he's got a better way: he'll turn his back and let Kazarian get in the ring and take his head off and he wants Kazarian to make his decision right now. Kazarian turns to leave, but Daniels stops him and tells him to go get him right now. Kazarian marches to the ring...but stops. Daniels asks him what he's doing and tells him to just take his head off, then goes after AJ himself. AJ quickly takes him out with a leaping enziguiri, then tells Kazarian that he doesn't care what's going on between he and Daniels, but he needs to make it right, make his decision, and get in the ring with him right now. Kazarian looks down at Daniels, then gets up on the apron and hesitates before getting in the ring. AJ sticks his hand out, but Daniels tells him to stop and says he knows exactly why he can't shake AJ's hand and to get out of the ring right now. Kazarian hangs his head and follows Daniels out of the ring, and Daniels says he's had it up to here and AJ has put his hands on him for the last time, so he's going to go to Sting to propose a match to settle this once and for all: he wants AJ Styles to take on Frankie Kazarian, and tells Kazarian to go to Sting and ask for the match right now.
It's main event time!
Jeff Hardy & James Storm vs Robert Roode & Bully Ray
Bubba's still got the blood on his head from earlier, really nice touch. The match immediately spills out to the floor and they fight around ringside and occasionally ram each other into the ominous tables at ringside. Bully Ray tries to suplex Hardy through a table, but Hardy hooks his foot on the ropes and sinks back down before ramming Bubba into the steps and coming off the apron with a double axhandle. Storm goes for a suplex on the ramp, Roode blocks and reverses to one of his own as Hardy unsuccessfully tries to suplex Bubba into the table and gets slammed as a result. Bubba tells Roode to put Storm's head on the table and goes to whip it with the chain, but Storm fights his way out and Hardy comes out of nowhere to come to the rescue as we go to commercial.
After the commercial we're back and Storm is spewing beer in Bubba's face and ramming him into the guardrail. Hardy catapults Roode into the ringpost and then slides a table into the ring. Storm rolls the champion into the ring and they set the table up and try to suplex Roode through it, but Bubba pulls the table out of the way and wipes both men out with a double clothesline. Bubba drills both men square in the face with right hands, then tries to backdrop Hardy through the table, but now Storm moves the table and saves Hardy, then clotheslines Bubba out to the floor. Storm goes out after him, but Roode puts the boots to Storm from the apron before going back after Hardy. Roode sets a table up in the corner and Hardy starts to fight back, but Bubba nails him and tries to charge Hardy with a big boot. Hardy moves and Bubba's foot goes through the table, and Storm dumps him to the outside again, but turns around right into a spinebuster from Roode. Bubba drags Hardy over to the corner and pulls him into the ringpost by the hair as Roode takes Storm outside and slams his face into the ring steps. Roode brings Storm back in and tries to superplex him onto the table, but Hardy comes in from behind and hits the Twist of Fate, then sets Roode up on the table so Storm can come off the top rope with a flying elbowdrop that sends Roode through the table and brings this match to an end.
Winners: James Storm & Jeff Hardy
Bully Ray comes in after the match and just DESTROYS both men with a chair while Taz explains how embarrassed he must be at losing a tables match. Bubba pulls a table out from under the ring and sets it up on the inside, he grabs Hardy and tells Roode to hit Storm. Roode kicks Storm in the face, then they set Hardy up and deliver a Super Bomb through the table, leaving him a flattened mess as EMTs come in to check on him and Bubba and Roode again stand tall to close the show.
CM Punk Calls Ex Girlfriend A "Complete D-Bag" Posted by Dave Mitchell on 01/26/2012 at 02:04 PM
WWE Champion CM Punk appeared on "Holberg's Morning Circus" morning radio show on 98 KUPD in Arizona and opens up about a "relationship that ended in August."
Punk, who had been romantically linked to WWE diva Beth Phoenix, told the hosts, "I just ended a relationship."
When asked about whether he's upset about the relationship ending, he said:
"No, it doesn't hurt at all. It pisses me off to watch people you love and admire become complete douchebags... People just flake. I guess I realized that it doesn't matter who it was as long as someone was her boyfriend."
The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas hosts this edition of Monday Night Nitro where nWo Hollywood are still hot on the heels of their victories the week prior.
NWO Hollywood on the mic, Raven on the mic, Barbarian vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Eric Bischoff's NWO Nightcap, Diamond Dallas Page on the mic, Scott Norton vs. Jim Neidhart, Bret Hart on the mic, Chris Jericho(c) vs. Dean Malenko - Cruiserweight Title, Curt Hennig vs. Steve McMichael, Hollywood Hogan on the mic, Bash At The Beach '98 Recap, Goldberg's first ever interview, Arn Anderson on the mic, Scott Hall vs. Sting, Scott Steiner and Buff Bagwell on the mic, Brian Adams vs. Goldberg(c) - World Heavyweight Championship, Hollywood Hogan vs. Diamond Dallas Page.
We are live on tape from Tucson, Arizona and your announcers are William ‘I promise never to let a divvy sit in my chair again’ Regal and Josh ‘Keeping people sane on Fridays for months’ Mathews.
Titus O’Neil comes to the ring and he is dressed to the nines. We see highlights from last week’s match between Titus and Darren Young and Titus’ comments after the match that completed his turn.
Titus says that he can understand everyone’s frustration and after watching that back, an apology is deserved. Titus says that on the count of three, he wants everyone to apologize to him. Titus can say that he sucks, but he did everything that the fans wanted. He was taking pictures with everyone but he never knew how bad they smelled. Titus says that he has liberated himself from the WWE Universe.
The fans won’t have to worry about Titus asking if he has any dogs in the house. The reality is that they are grungy puppies. Titus says that he is the big dog in the house and he is the mayor. Titus barks.
Percy Watson’s music plays and he makes his way onto the stage. Percy wants to know what is going on because he thought they were boys. He reminds Titus that he has been there for the entire time. Titus wins one match and he thinks he can turn his back on everyone and on him?
Percy says that the people loved him and were there for him.
Titus wonders if they really loved him. He says that Percy loved him. His kids loved Uncle Percy. Titus starts to sing some old Tina Turner songs. Titus says that he is going to take the Ike Turner role. He says that this is all about business.
Percy wants to know the deal with him.
Titus says that he did the challenges and earned the redemption points, but then they even dragged Percy into this. He tells Percy to turn his back on the fans like him. Titus tells Percy that nobody can stop them if they stick together.
Percy says that he loves the aggression that Titus is showing but he cannot turn his back if he thinks he is going to win. Percy says that Titus is starting to sound like Darren Young.
Titus says that first he has to deal with the stupid people in the crowd and then Percy compares him to Darren Young. He tells Percy that he is either with him or against him. He tells Percy to make a decision.
Percy cannot believe that he is being given an ultimatum and then he says that he is not with Titus.
Titus tells Percy that he forgot that there is a huge difference between him and Darren Young. Titus says that he whooped Darren Young’s ass and then he pushes Percy down.
Matt Striker comes out and he reminds Titus that he is the host and he is going to put Titus and Percy in the main event.
Matt is walking in the back and he is stopped by Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks. Curt wants to know why they aren’t in the main event. Tyler says that the fans want to see them. Matt tells Tyler to let him take care of NXT and then he walks away.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins versus The Usos
Jimmy and Hawkins start things off. Hawkins with a wrist lock but Jimmy with a punch. Jey tags in and they hit a double back elbow and double elbow drop. Hawkins with a side head lock and Reks tags in but Jimmy with a clothesline and Irish whip but Jimmy with a back body drop. Reks hits Jimmy from behind when Hawkins distracts the referee.
Hawkins tags back in and he punches and kicks Jimmy. Reks tags back in and he slams Jimmy. Reks with an elbow to the head and he follows that with a quarter nelson and chin lock. Jimmy with a punch and he tries for a slam but Reks escapes and he connects with a knee and European uppercut. Hawkins tags back in.
Hawkins with a kick and a suplex for a near fall. Jimmy punches Hawkins but Hawkins punches back and he tags Reks back in. Tyler kicks Jimmy and connects with a series of double sledges. Jimmy with punches and forearms but Reks with a punch and kick. Reks with a short arm clothesline.
Reks returns to the quarter nelson and chin lock. Jimmy punches Reks but Reks with a kick and then Jimmy puts Reks on the top rope and crotches him. Both men are down and Jey waits for the tag. Curt and Jey tag in and Jey with a forearm and superkick. Jey with an uppercut and spinning flying forearm. Jey sets for the running butt splash into the corner and he connects.
Jey gets a near fall and Reks breaks up the cover. Jimmy comes in and Reks sends Jimmy to the floor. Jimmy pulls Reks to the floor. Reks sends Jimmy into the apron. Hawkins with a fireman’s carry suplex for a near fall. Hawkins tries to use the cane but Jey avoids it and hits the super kick for the three count.
Winners: The Usos
Derrick Bateman is walking through the back and he high fives Kaitlyn and says that BateMax is back. Kaitlyn points out what Maxine did to Derrick and now they are back together after one kiss. Derrick says that everything is different. If he is going to be on NXT, he might as well be with the hot chick. Kaitlyn asks Derrick if he has seen Johnny Curtis. Derrick cannot believe that Johnny would show up, but she tells him that he was cleaning the stains out of the carpet from his van.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Trent Barreta versus Heath Slater
Slater with a punch to Trent and then he sends Trent into the turnbuckles. Trent with a chop and kick followed by a forearm. Trent with a running forearm and then he connects with a European uppercut and sends Slater to the floor. Trent tries for a pescado but Slater moves out of the way. Slater sends Barreta into the ringside barrier and then into the apron.
Slater with a hot shot on the apron and then he kicks Barreta before sending him back into the ring. Slater gets a near fall. Slater with a reverse chin lock but Trent with punches. Slater with a thrust kick for a near fall. Slater with elbows to the upper chest and applies a reverse chin lock. Trent gets to his feet and he punches Trent.
Slater argues with the referee and that allows Trent to recover and he avoids a splash into the corner. Trent with an enzuigiri and both men are down. Trent with the double jump back elbow into the corner and then he hits the flying knee for a near fall. Slater goes to the apron and he connects with a shoulder.
Slater tries to get back into the ring and Trent counters with a Northern Lights suplex and bridge for a near fall. Trent goes up top but Slater jumps onto the turnbuckles and hits a power slam and Slater can only get a near fall.
Trent with an inside cradle for a near fall. Slater sends Trent into the ropes and then Slater with a flying clothesline for the three count.
Winner: Heath Slater
We go to commercial.
We are back and Matt Striker is in the ring and he reminds us that he is the Interim General Manager of NXT and the Executive Vice President of No Relations. We go to footage from last week’s Wedding of the Year of the last few weeks.
Matt brings out Johnny Curtis. Matt asks Johnny about what happened last week. Johnny says that things did not work out the way that he thought they did. He enjoyed Maxine’s fingers in her mouth because she likes a girl with dirty fingernails.
Maxine and Derrick come out and she tells Johnny that he will stoop to any level. She wants to know if this is what it has come down to. Maxine wants to know how far low will he go.
Johnny says that Maxine is just like him.
She agrees that they might have some similarities, but she is woman enough to admit to it.
Matt says that nobody is leaving NXT and Maxine tells him to shut up.
Maxine says that Johnny doesn’t even belong here.
Matt tells Maxine that she is going to have to get along with her ex.
Derrick says that he has beaten Johnny before and he will do it again.
Johnny wants them to be a happy family again and he offers Derrick his hand and he says that he won’t bite.
Maxine knees Johnny in his Curtis and she asks if they have an understanding. She asks Derrick if they have an understanding and he says they do.
Maxine and Johnny leave the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the Royal Rumble by the Numbers video package.
We see the card for the Royal Rumble.
Percy Watson is walking in the back and Alex Riley stops him and he wishes Percy luck. He says that after everything they have been through it isn’t right. Percy says that he never would have thought that he would be wrestling his best friend tonight.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Titus O’Neil versus Percy Watson
Percy with a kick and forearms followed by a European uppercut. Percy with a step up enzuigiri and then he kicks Titus in the corner. Percy with another European uppercut followed by a hard Irish whip. Percy with a forearm to the back and punch. Percy with a forearm and he yells at Titus. The referee gets between Titus and Percy and Titus with a punch . Titus throws Percy over the top rope to the floor.
Titus barks to mock the fans. Titus runs Percy into the apron and then back into the ring. Titus gets a near fall. Titus kicks Percy and then he sends Percy into the corner and connects with shoulders. Titus gets a near fall and then applies a reverse chin lock. Percy gets to his feet and he punches Titus.
Percy misses a splash into the corner and Titus kicks Percy. Titus punches Percy and then he gets a near fall. Titus works on Percy’s neck and then he connects with forearms across the upper chest and he gets a near fall.
Titus with a reverse chin lock and then he returns to the neck. Percy with punches but Titus with a shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall. Titus sends Percy into the turnbuckles and connects with a forearm to the back. Percy with a kick to Titus and then he connects with a flying clothesline and drop kick. Percy with a splash into the corner followed by a flying shoulder tackle.
Percy sets for the Showtime Splash and he hits it and gets a near fall. Watson gets Titus on his shoulders but Titus escapes and hits Clash of the Titus for the three count.
Winner: Titus O’Neil
After the match, Titus kicks Percy and then he connects with a European uppercut followed by forearms and punches. Alex Riley coems to the ring to help Percy and Riley with punches and a clothesline that sends Titus over the top rope to the floor.
TNA's Ring Ka King Project Gets Major Advertising Campaign
TNA's Ring Ka King project was kicked off by a major media marketing campaign targeting tabloid newspapers and multiple billboards. You can view some of the creative billboards and a picture of what today's Mumbai Mid Day tabloid newspaper cover looks like. You can check out larger versions by clicking on the thumbnails below.
TNA House Show Report - Brussels, Belgium (January 24, 2012)
Report by Jeroen
Here are the results from TNA in Brussels:
1. In a 3 way match for the X division title Austin Austin Aries defeated Alex Shelly and Mark Haskins who was introduced as being from Brussels.
- Earl Hebner comes to the ring to various ' you screwed Bret' chants. He then takes off his referee shirt to reveal a ' Damn right I did' shirt underneath.
2. Gunner defeated Doug Williams.
3. Crimson defeated Samoa Joe.
4. Mickie James and Tara defeated Madison Rayne and Gail Kim. During the match they did a funny spot where Madison falls into referee Earl Hebner's arms and he then kisses her and acts like Ric Flair afterwards.
5. AJ Styles defeated Bully Ray in what was probably the best match of the night.
6. In a 3 way match for the TNA World Title Bobby Roode defeated James Storm and Kurt Angle.
There were about 1,500 to 2,000 people there. It was a great crowd. Christy Hemme was the ring announcer for the evening. During intermission Mickie James signed autographs at the merchandise stand. After the show Tara did the same. I really enjoyed the show but was rather bummed Sting, Jeff Hardy and Abyss weren't there.
•Dolph Ziggler & U.S. Champion Jack Swagger def. WWE Champion CM Punk & John Cena (PHOTOS) •Zack Ryder vs. Kane ended in a No Contest (PHOTOS) •Sheamus def. Jindar Mahal (PHOTOS) •Brodus Clay def. Heath Slater (PHOTOS) •R-Truth def. The Miz (PHOTOS) •WWE Champion CM Punk vs. John Laurinaitis did not take place (PHOTOS)
WWE Raw SuperShow results: Laurinaitis takes a nap By: Kevin Powers January 23, 2012 Tags: WWE Raw SuperShow: January 23, 2012, CM Punk, John Cena
PHOENIX – With only one week until the 25th Anniversary of the Royal Rumble, calling WWE Raw SuperShow "eventful" would be a gross understatement. Chris Jericho informed the WWE Universe that "it's going to be the end of the world as you know it," while Dolph Ziggler managed to upstage WWE Champion CM Punk on two separate occasions. Also, Zack Ryder was horrifically chokeslammed through the entrance stage by Kane in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.
WWE Champion CM Punk vs. John Laurinaitis did not take place (PHOTOS | WATCH) Moments before Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis battled WWE Champion CM Punk, he received word from WWE's Board of Directors that his job performance would be evaluated. The Board of Directors is bringing Mr. Laurinaitis' decision-making into question, especially his declaration that he would screw CM Punk at Royal Rumble. Furthermore, the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations' job performance would be evaluated personally by WWE's COO, Triple H.
David Otunga and Mr. Laurinaitis read the letter to CM Punk inside the squared circle. Mr. Laurinaitis apologized to Punk, announcing he would fairly call the WWE Title Match at Royal Rumble and that Mick Foley was officially an entrant in the Royal Rumble Match. However, the Interim Raw General Manager also informed the WWE Champion that their match would not take place and Punk would battle David Otunga. This prompted Otunga to attack The Voice of the Voiceless.
Otunga's attack was short-lived and CM Punk was soon left alone in the ring with Mr. Laurinaitis. The Executive Vice President of Talent Relations extended his hand in peace, but was reciprocated with a resounding GTS from the WWE Champion. This bold move by The Second City Savior was quickly upstaged when Dolph Ziggler snuck into the ring and took down his Royal Rumble opponent with the Zig Zag.
R-Truth def. The Miz (PHOTOS | WATCH) Earlier in the evening, the former tag team partners engaged in a heated argument during a backstage interview. As a result, Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis informed the two Superstars that the loser of the match would be the first entrant in the Royal Rumble Match. When the opening bell rang, the two bitter rivals each did their best to gain an early advantage in the contest. Momentum swings were fairly even at first, but it was R-Truth who ultimately bested The Awesome One. As a result, The Miz will certainly have the odds stacked against him in the Royal Rumble Match.
Brodus Clay def. Heath Slater (PHOTOS | WATCH) The Funkasaurus continued to show that he had all the right moves and picked up a victory against Heath Slater on WWE Raw SuperShow. The Superstar hailing from Planet Funk made quick work of The One Man Southern Rock Band and immediately got back to getting his groove on. William Regal watched from the announce table, criticizing Clay’s every move. On SmackDown, Regal was unceremoniously decimated by The Funkasaurus after busting some moves of his own.
Sheamus def. Jindar Mahal (PHOTOS | WATCH) Jinder Mahal failed to capture a victory over The Celtic Warrior on WWE Raw SuperShow. With Wade Barrett joining the commentary team, he watched as Sheamus built a great deal of momentum and pummeled Mahal. While the Punjabi Superstar did mount a brief offense, he was stopped in his tracks by a powerful Brogue Kick. Following the contest, The Great White made sure to reaffirm his commitment to win the Royal Rumble Match.
Zack Ryder vs. Kane ended in a No Contest (PHOTOS | WATCH) The former United States Champion proved for a second week in a row that he is a true fighter. After losing the U.S. Title in part to injuries suffered at the hands of Kane one week prior, Long Island Iced-Z stood up against The Big Red Monster in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Still injured, Ryder tried to go after Kane early-on, but Kane quickly overpowered his opponent and targeted his injured ribs.
As Eve begged Kane to show mercy, it seemed to only enrage The Big Red Monster further. However, even as he took tortuous punishment, Ryder continued to kick out of Kane’s pinfall attempts. As they battled through the crowd, the two ring warriors made their way to the entrance area. After relentless punishment that left the WWE Universe cringing with every strike, Kane chokeslammed Ryder through the stage. (WATCH: EVE BLAMES JOHN CENA FOR ZACK RYDER'S FATE | ZACK RYDER INJURY UPDATE | RYDER'S PAIN, CENA'S FAULT?)
Chris Jericho’s “Highlight Reel” returned to Raw (PHOTOS | WATCH) After weeks of bizarre behavior since returning to WWE, Chris Jericho seemed poised to address all the questions of the WWE Universe with the return of Jericho’s “Highlight Reel.” With the Jeri-Tron 5000 back to full power, Jericho played a video highlighting his storied career. He then grabbed a microphone and said, “This Sunday at the Royal Rumble, it’s going to be the end of the world as you know it.” The first-ever Undisputed Champion then exited the arena.
Dolph Ziggler & U.S. Champion Jack Swagger def. WWE Champion CM Punk & John Cena (PHOTOS | WATCH) In an impromptu tag team match, John Cena and CM Punk immediately showed great teamwork in an effort to take out their frustrations with Mr. Laurinaitis. With momentum not in their favor, Ziggler and Swagger tried to regroup and re-strategize. With a combination of pure athleticism and show-boating, The All-American American and No. 1 contender to the WWE Title built a fair amount of momentum against Cena. But the fighting spirit deep within the Cenation leader overpowered Swagger with an Attitude Adjustment paving the way for the WWE Champion to get inside the squared circle. However, as The Voice of the Voiceless ascended the ropes to elbow drop Ziggler, Mr. Laurinaitis distracted Punk, allowing The Show-Off to capture the victory.
In response, CM Punk challenged the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations to a match tonight and Mr. Laurinaitis accepted!
WWE Champion CM Punk called out Interim Raw General Manager John Laurinaitis (PHOTOS) One week after unloading a verbal tirade on Mr. Laurinaitis, The Voice of the Voiceless opened WWE Raw SuperShow by calling out the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations, and demanding he admit that he will screw Punk at Royal Rumble. To the surprise of the WWE Universe, John Cena made his way to the ring as Mr. Laurinaitis did not. Cena took the opportunity to demand a match with Kane on Raw and to grant Zack Ryder a U.S. Title rematch.
The Interim Raw General Manager finally appeared and announced that Zack Ryder would face Kane in a Falls Count Anywhere Match tonight. He also declared that if Cena interfered, Long Island Iced-Z would never have another U.S. Title opportunity. Mr. Laurinaitis then announced that CM Punk and John Cena would battle Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler next!
- WWE officials have apparently decided to drop the Money in the Bank pay-per-view this July and replace it with another concept - the TLC pay-per-view. As noted before, they have been planning to bring the Money in the Bank ladder match back at WrestleMania this year.
Unless the schedule changes again, Vengeance will be replacing TLC in December for this year.
Ken Anderson Interview: Talks Jeff Hardy, WWE, Shoots On Cena
TNA Wrestler Ken Anderson spoke with The-Void.co.uk concerning his character, time in TNA, Jeff Hardy, WWE, Video Games and more. What is interesting about this interview is that he airs publicly about his issues with WWE Wrestlers John Cena and Randy Orton.
Do you class John Cena under that category? I’m not a huge fan.
Why not? Besides some personal burials that have taken place… I’m just not a huge fan.
It sounds like the backstage politics are tough to negotiate. It’s insane. If you do something wrong, no one will tell you you did something wrong. They’ll smile to your face and say everything’s fine, but… I’m an adult, if I did something wrong, come to me and tell me I did something wrong or am doing something wrong and I will work to change that, but I’m not a mind reader! But over there, it’s just a huge game and you’re constantly being mind-fucked.
The public perception is that you’ve been subjected to that more than most. That’s because I put myself out there, publicly. I’m one of the only guys who said something publicly because most guys are worried about their spot or worried that, if they say something, they’re gonna get heat, and I really don’t give a fuck. I just speak my mind and do my job. I guess if I didn’t feel confident in my abilities as a performer I’d shut my mouth. But I’m confident that I can say what I want and still go out there and perform better than somebody else.
One of the things that the fans believe you had to go through is Randy Orton being responsible for you leaving WWE. (Sighs) I’ve never said that, I don’t know where it started, it’s the telephone game at its finest. He definitely was the final straw, but by no means did I say he was the reason for me getting fired. I’ve said it time and time again, I was to blame for me being fired. I made the mistakes, I did the things I shouldn’t have done, I said things I shouldn’t have said. And that’s it. I was injured a few times at the hands of others and rather than come back and bury those individuals and point fingers and say ‘He hurt me in a match,’ I just came back and said ‘You know what? This is wrestling, it’s not ballet, I got hurt. Period’. Meanwhile, when I was off rehabbing, people were saying I’m injury-prone. If I take a sledgehammer to your knee, that doesn’t make you injury-prone. If I smash you in the face with a baseball bat, that doesn’t make you injury-prone. I just happened to be in a couple of situations like that, and wasn’t around to defend myself when those burials were taking place. And then – on top of that – I said the things that I said and I did the things that I did, and the final straw was when I supposedly dropped Randy on his head, and I think at that point Vince just said ‘I’ve had enough of it’. There were certain guys, and there were three or four of them, that were lobbying for a long time [to get rid of me] and he finally gave into it and said enough’s enough.
Randy Orton Returns at WWE Live Event Posted by Steve Carrier on 01/22/2012 at 09:38 PM
At tonight's WWE live event in Las Cruces, New Mexico Randy Orton made his return. Orton took out Wade Barrett which resulted in WWE Tag Team Champions Epico & Primo, JTG, Santino Marella and Kofi Kingston coming out. A brawl ensued with everyone getting an RKO except for Barrett and Santino.
Orton is scheduled to return to television at Tuesday night’s Smackdown taping and is also expected to be in next Sunday’s 30-man Royal Rumble Match.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
Mijn hobby's zijn: Worstelen en films.
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