*Video* Interview with TNA Wrestlers Prior To Against All Odds PPV
Between The Ropes Brian Fritz caught up with TNA Stars Tara and Crimson prior to tomorrow's Against All Odds PPV. Crimson also speaks about the criticism he has received in wrestling, Bill Goldberg and more.
Watch the video that will kick off Sunday's "Against All Odds" Pay-Per-View event, also available online at TNAOnDemand.com, featuring the main event for the World Heavyweight Championship with Bobby Roode vs. Jeff Hardy vs. James Storm vs. Bully Ray
•The Great Khali def. Jinder Mahal (PHOTOS) •Divas Champion Beth Phoenix def. Alicia Fox (PHOTOS) •Sheamus & Big Show def. Wade Barrett & Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes (PHOTOS) •Ted DiBiase def. Hunico (PHOTOS) •World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan def. Randy Orton (Disqualification) (PHOTOS)
SmackDown results: Bryan’s disqualification victory incites a brawl between The Viper and Big Show. By: Michael Burdick February 10, 2012 Tags: SmackDown: February 10, 2012
TULSA, Okla. - Nine days before WWE Elimination Chamber, World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan escaped Randy Orton's wrath by poking the proverbial stick at Big Show. This sparked an explosive brawl that drove rising pay-per-view tensions sky-high.
World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan def. Randy Orton by Disqualification (WATCH | PHOTOS) With Big Show joining the SmackDown announce team, Randy Orton battled Daniel Bryan for the first-time-ever in singles competition.
Despite his attempts to wiggle out of the main event showdown on two separate instances during SmackDown (WATCH), Bryan’s match with WWE’s Apex Predator quickly became an intense struggle for supremacy between two incredible competitors. And in the crucial final moments of their fierce battle, Orton prepared to hit the RKO on his prey. But, the slippery champion managed to escape the ring at the last second.
Grabbing his title, Bryan suddenly lunged at Big Show, inciting The World’s Largest Athlete to retaliate and hurl his adversary back into the ring. There, Orton did hit the RKO, but it was too late. By putting his hands on the champion, Show had gotten him disqualified. Frustrated over the loss, the serpentine Superstar began shoving the giant, igniting a vicious brawl that continued as SmackDown came to a close.
However, WWE.com cameras continued recording after SmackDown’s main event went off the air. To view exclusive footage of the chaotic aftermath that followed, check back with WWE.com tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. ET.
Days after learning he would remain Raw’s Interim General Manager, John Laurinaitis spoke to the SmackDown announce team live from Abu Dhabi (WATCH)
Ted DiBiase def. Hunico (WATCH | PHOTOS) Medically cleared after his already broken wrist was further injured by Hunico and Camacho's vicious attack two weeks ago, Ted DiBiase returned to take on the former. Hunico wasted no time going after his gutsy foe’s damaged appendage. However, as he continued to work the arm, the resourceful DiBiase rolled him up for the quick pinfall. Michael Cole's interview with AJ turns into a war of words (WATCH | PHOTOS) Still wearing her neck brace from the accidental collision with Big Show last month, AJ came to the ring to be interviewed by Michael Cole. Stating that she has never blamed the giant for her injury, AJ tore into the outspoken ring announcer for never believing in her boyfriend Daniel Bryan, as well as for insulting both of them and the entire Divas division. Accusing him of “stirring up trouble,” the courageous Diva referred to her interviewer as a “bias, obnoxious jerk.”
A furious Cole fired back, lashing back by repeating speculation he had supposedly heard from others: that "Bryan had set her up to get injured," that the champion "had no guts" and that AJ herself "had no self-respect."
Bryan came to the ring and a tirade by the self-proclaimed “role model” ensued. The vegan Superstar claimed that, unlike the Super Bowl-watching WWE Universe, he actually cared about rycycling, the environment and AJ. He then said he was leaving to take his girlfriend home in a Prius. But, before he could, General Manager Theodore Long stopped him in his tracks, informing him that if he did take-off – thereby not facing Randy Orton – he would lose his World Title. Sheamus & Big Show def. Wade Barrett & Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes (WATCH | PHOTOS) In an epic tag team showdown, Big Show teamed with the 2012 Royal Rumble Match winner Sheamus to battle his fellow SmackDown Elimination Chamber Match competitors Cody Rhodes & Wade Barrett. After The World's Largest Athlete leveled Rhodes with a gigantic spear, The Great White overcame Barrett with the Brogue Kick. Will this momentum increase the chances of Big Show walking out of the Chamber the World Heavyweight Champion?
While talking to Tyson Kidd, Natalya passed gas, then blamed it on the last graduate of the famed Hart family dungeon (WATCH)
SmackDown looked back at how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s upbringing prepared him for the upcoming WrestleMania main event against John Cena (WATCH) Divas Champion Beth Phoenix def. Alicia Fox (WATCH | PHOTOS) In spite of tremendous agility by Alicia Fox, the dominant Glamazon reigned supreme yet again, soundly defeating A-Fox with the earth-shattering Glam Slam.
When The Fabulous Firebird opted to continue her assault on Fox after the bell, "The Warrior Princess" Tamina emerged. Without either Diva delivering a single blow, the intense stare down that ensured spoke volumes, until the smiling Divas Champion opted to take her leave.
The Great Khali def. Jinder Mahal (WATCH | PHOTOS) Before taking on The Great Khali, Jinder Mahal proclaimed to the WWE Universe that when he beat his gigantic brother-in-law, he would demand to replace him in the SmackDown Elimination Chamber Match on Feb. 19. But, it was not to be. In his first match on SmackDown in four months, The Punjabi Nightmare triumphed over Mahal with the Punjabi Plunge. SmackDown heats up as Sheamus shares the ring with three combatants of the SmackDown Elimination Chamber Match (PHOTOS) Not knowing who the respective World Champions will be after WWE Elimination Chamber, Sheamus reiterated his point from one week ago that he would not reveal which title he will seek at WrestleMania until after the upcoming pay-per-view.
Wade Barrett interrupted, insisting that Sheamus challenge the WWE Champion – claiming that The Barrett Barrage could and would beat him after he triumphed in the Chamber and became the new World Heavyweight Champion. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes also came forth, warning he will be walking into WrestleMania the first-ever dual World Heavyweight and Intercontinental Champion.
Big Show emerged, excited about the prospect of leaving the Chamber victorious and then facing The Great White on The Grandest Stage of Them All. When Barrett and Rhodes attempted to mock the giant as a "WrestleMania punch line," Big Show and The Celtic Warrior knocked both of them out of the ring. Later, a main event match between Big Show & Sheamus vs. Barrett & Rhodes was set by SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long.
Del Rio says he hates The Miz in real life Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 02/10/2012 at 05:49 PM
Thanks to Christopher Solis and prowrestling.net for the following Alberto Del Rio interview highlights from 95.7 The Game in San Francisco...
- Del Rio was asked which wrestlers don't get along or that he doesn't like. "The Miz," Del Rio said. "I hate The Miz. This is not part of the show. I really dislike like that guy. I've tried to punch him in the face several times, not in the ring, I mean outside the ring. He's like a little girl. He's always running away from me..."
- When the hosts joked that he and Miz are probably too similar, Del Rio disagreed. "There's a big difference between The Miz and I," Del Rio said. "I'm a real athlete. He's just a loud, stupid little kid. He's one of those guys who was probably bullied when he was in school and that's the reason now that he's so loud and he wants to get attention from everybody."
Tonight's episode of WWE SmackDown, which has already aired overseas, premieres a tweaked intro. The Undertaker is noticeably absent from the intro, which closes with Randy Orton performing the RKO as opposed to a shot of the iconic wrestler. His profile remains on the SmackDown Superstars page on WWE.com.
Matt Hardy appeared on Busted Open, which airs every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on Sirius 92 and XM 208 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Highlights from the interview are as follows:
His future in wrestling: "I think there is a future for me in wrestling in some capacity. I have such a new outlook on life after going through such a crazy period, I’ve kind of had a reprieve for a while. At some point I had to face everything and change my life, and I have, and I feel good about where I’m at right now. Wrestling is in me, its in my blood and I think I’ll always be in wrestling in some shape or form. Basically I chalk it up to this, I kind of let God lead me where I’m going to go. After I have back surgery, we’ll see where I stand physically and from that point on I’ll kind of see where the wave takes me."
If he has used social media in the right way: "There are times when I have, and there are times I’ve used it in the wrong way as well. I feel like I was one of the original guys to take social networking and promoted themselves. Under WWE and I know from being around there a long time, stemming from Vince McMahon and going all the way down, they’ve always wanted control of everything they have, and it’s hard to do that with Twitter or YouTube cause it’s something that you have to go hand in hand with and work with the company. But now they realize its huge deals now and there is money to be made and there is promotion that comes from it, so it’s great that they have embraced it now. But as far as I go there has been a lot of people who tie me in as “The Internet Guy” or “the social media guy” and that’s cool because I do dig that stuff.
Whether he should take a break from social media: "I did for a while but now that I’m here and I’m me, I like getting messages out. There is a lot of people just from Twitter that say “because of this, you’ve been through this and overcame it and you’re doing better and you’re really inspiring me.” There is people out there that I know I can help and touch. That’s one of my main reasons for ever wanting to get into wrestling because I can inspire and help other people. Just being able to do that is important to me. I dig communicating with people and I try to respond to as many fans as I can when I can. It’s just a part of my lifestyle and it’s something I enjoy and I’m really into doing things I enjoy and that is healthy for me."
The Undertaker’s streak: "To me I don’t think the streak should ever end. I don’t think anyone is going to become a bigger star because they beat the Undertaker. I mean they would become a bigger star but I don’t think its worth sacrificing the streak. I think the streak is as big of an attraction at Wrestlemania as the world title match is. To me when you think of someone as 20-0, that’s almost more important than the world title.
"It almost overshadows everything else. People buy Wrestlemania to see if the streak is going to end. People also buy Wrestlemania to see the Undertaker continue the streak. So to me I don’t think it should end, especially because he is getting towards the end of his career. I have never had more respect for someone in the wrestling business than him. If they were going to try to do it, it would have to be someone that is already over almost on the main event level, almost a new guy that has five, seven, or ten years left in him and I don’t see anyone like that right now."
The rigors of a full time schedule: "The schedule is very brutal and very tough and you’re obviously beating up and destroying your body. As far as what other people do, it’s not my business to put anyone else’s business out there. But it is a tough gig. The one thing I would say is what I would love to see change in the wrestling business is to just have an off season, because I think guys need time off to heal. I think that would really help slow down the injury process, because once your hurt if you’re on a WWE schedule the only time you get off is if you have surgery.
"Not only do they want you to work, but the mentality is if you can work, you do work. I think that’s stuck in the old ages. I think they have to get a point where guys are given time off or are forced to take time off. I know that it’s hard because there is not a lot of star power out there right now and they need everyone they can. It’s just hard on your body and it’s a physically demanding business. When you get into it you know that so it’s a tough gig.
Welcome to the WWE Superstars Report for February 9th 2012. Today on WWE Superstars 2/9/12, the United States Champion Jack Swagger takes on Santion Marella. Time to review all of the highlights of WWE Superstars from WWE Superstars 2/9/12.
WWE Superstars 2/9/12
Justin Gabriel pinned Heath Slater
Heath Slater falls short at making it three in a row, following up recent wins over Trent Barreta and Derrick Bateman over on WWE NXT. He kept avoiding the 450 Splash, hitting a top rope power slam at one time. In the end, Justin Gabriel hit the breath taking 450 Splash for the pin and the win against Heath Slater to kick things off this week on WWE Superstars 2/9/12.
Santino Marella against Jack Swagger, locked and loaded for WWE Superstars 2/9/12.
Best of RAW and Smackdown 2011 on DVD.
Yoshi Tatsu defeated Johnny Curtis
The announcers brief us about the situation involving Johnny Curtis, Derrick Bateman, and Maxine for the members of the WWE Universe(like about 98 percent of them), who haven’t been watching NXT. Curtis is all creepy, beating on Yoshi and mocking him, doing the crane. Yoshi Tatsu gets the win with a huge Buzzsaw kick to the head. A fun little romp between these two men on Superstars.
More with the Undertaker and Triple H on the WWE RAW Supershow on February 13th 2012.
Don’t be a bully, be a star.
WWE Tag Team Champions Epico and Primo defeated Michael McGillicutty and JTG
Quite the odd tag team match. McGillicutty is beaten up but the tag is made. JTG is a house of fire, pants being on backwards and all but Primo sneaks in with the Back Stabber to score the victory. Epico and Primo score another win as the WWE Tag Team Champions move up the rankings.
John Cena vs. the Rock at WWE Wrestlemania 28. Get the merchandise at WWEShop.com.
Elimination Chamber video package.
Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton on WWE Smackdown this week.
Jack Swagger defeated Santino Marella
Vickie Guerrero is at ringside for our listening pleasure. Swagger batters Santino, Santino makes the comeback, preparing the Cobra but after a time, Swagger applies the Ankle Lock for the submission.
Samoa Joe Interview: Says Getting Out Of The Impact Zone Is Of 'Dire Importance'
TNA Wrestler Samoa Joe spoke with the Wrestling Voice Radio on a number of subjects including Tag Team Wrestling, his spot in the company, the Impact Zone and more.
On the importance of bringing prestige to the Tag Team Championships keeping it relevant in these dark days for the division: "I think it's absolutely key. Some of the greatest matches that have been ever been wrestled have been Tag Team matches, some of the greatest wrestlers have been Tag Team wrestlers, I think Tag Team wrestling, I don't know where it fell out of favor, if I'm part of the resurgence and part of making it relevant again then I'm all for that."
If his partnership with Magnus go further than their Tag Team Title opportunity this Sunday: "I think that remains to be seen, I'd like that to continue, I think there's a nice symbiosis between myself and Magnus, I think the Championship Committee put us together because they thought we'd self destruct and kill two birds with one stone because I'm a problem. I've always been a problem and I think TNA are trying to figure out how to contain this problem and their best bet was put oil with vinegar and watch it not mix, and watch it not work out and watch them work themselves into oblivion but obviously we've totally ruined that planned and we plan to continue on and rampage on."
Does he think TNA needs to move out of the IMPACT Zone: "I feel it is of dire importance if you want to see the product as well as the fan base continue to grow, people want to see wrestling in their hometown, they wanna go to live events and they want to be part of the experience and forgive me for using the same adjective again but its a very symbiotic experience where the crowd very much powers the performance in the ring and its almost subconscious, when you are out there in front of thousands of screaming fans it amps up your game a little bit, whether you like it or not, it puts you on point, it puts you on focus and makes you want to go out there and put something on fantastically. I think what you saw last week (TV taping from England) was very much evident of that."
His proudest moment in the company thus far: "Winning the Heavyweight Champions, for a bevy of reasons, first and foremost because it was from an athlete like Kurt Angle, is world renowned and world class and one of the top players in the game and I look forward to replicating that experience here in the near future." You can listen to his appearance below:
TNA Knockout Shoots Hard On Hulk Hogan and Garett Bischoff
TNA Knockout Mickie James seems to have taken offense to some comments made by Hulk Hogan during the UK tour citing Garrett Bischoff as the "future of this business". From her official twitter account:
"Ummm.... Did my ears just deceive me... Or did the Immortal Hulk Hogan just call Baby Bischoff the future of this business? WTH?! FML!"
Impact Wrestling Results – 2/9/2012 Location: Wembley Stadium in London, England Report By: Alex Barie
Impact Wrestling kicks off this week with a video. It has TNA coming from London, England. Not only that, but it is set to Star Wars music. It it a Star Wars theme as they transition to Eric Bischoff as Darth Vader and Garret as Luke. The video goes to the Roode and Storm rivalry along with Jeff Hardy and Bully Ray. It shows TNA stars as long as Star War characters. The video ends and they show outside of the arena in the beautiful place called London. The show shows inside of the arena as it shows another huge crowd. After they go wild, music plays and it's Bully Ray. He quickly comes down the ramp and into the ring. He marches up to get a microphone. He tells the producers to shut his music off. He then tells the fans to shut their mouths. He says he does not want to talk to James or Jeff or Sting….but he wants to talk to the TNA World Champion, Bobby Roode. Bully is not happy at all. Roode's music plays and he comes on out. He has the TNA World Title over his shoulder. As he gets closer to the arena, Bully gets out of the arena and tells the producers to shut his music off too. He says he is not going to wait until Roode gets in the ring. He asks Roode if he was ever there for him. Bully has been there for Roode, but Roode hasn't been there for Bully. Roode gets on the mic and says to get in the ring where they can talk about it. Ray gets in the ring and continues talking. Bobby states that he has Bully's back. Ray comes back and says the last time he had his back, he stabbed it. Roode goes on to talk about how they travel with each other, but Ray says Roode gets trained by Ray. Roode changes focus and says that Ray has a problem with Sting, not him. Music plays and here comes Sting. Sting walks to the ring with his cricket bat that he brought last week. Sting gets in the ring. Ray begins to talk, but Sting goes over him. Sting says that he knows a very special enforcer for their match at Against All Odds…..Sting himself. Sting then states that it will be Bully and Roode vs. James and….the insane icon….Sting! Tah Tah for now! Ray and Roode do not like this at all. As Sting's music hits and he leaves the ring, Roode and Bully start to talk back to each other.
The camera switches to backstage as it shows Hulk Hogan and Garret Bischoff walking together.
The show returns and it shows the arena. It then shows the main event tonight but a video quickly plays. It showcases the huge rivalry between AJ Styles and Daniels and now Kazarian. It shows Kazarian turning on AJ in one of their matches. He turned because of Daniels. Daniels has been telling Kazarian what to do, and Kaz allowed it. It has Daniels saying that he will request a match of AJ Styles vs. Kazarian at Against All Odds. As the video ends, Christy Hemme is shown in the ring. She announces Daniels to the ring first for the first match of the night. Kazarian comes to the ring with him. The crowd boos them. After they are in the ring, AJ Styles' music hits. The crowd roars. He makes his way to the ring.
Daniels vs. AJ Styles
As soon as AJ gets in the ring, Daniels attacks AJ. AJ fights back with a couple of punches. Daniels then whips AJ in the ropes, but AJ flips over Daniels. Daniels comes back with a shot that knocks AJ down. AJ gets up and he whips Daniels into the ropes. He does a dropkick. Daniels rolls out of the ring to recover. AJ gets up, jumps over the ropes and does a huge summersault on Daniels. The crowd pops. AJ gets Daniels back in the ring. He jumps over and either goes for a sunset flip pin or the Styles Clash, but Daniels gets out of it. Daniels goes to the corner and gets some type of object. He goes to use it, but AJ is able to get away. Daniels throws it to Kazarian and he holds it. AJ is flipped over the ropes and lands on the apron. Daniels knocks him down and AJ falls right on the edge of the ring. Daniels goes outside, attacks AJ and then rolls him in. Daniels jumps up and plants a leg drop. He covers, but AJ kicks out. Daniels continues the attack with a couple punches and then applies a head vise. Daniels stops and plants a knee to AJ. He covers, but AJ kicks out. He reapplies the head vise. AJ is getting the energy from the crowd. He gets up and elbows his way out of it. AJ runs into the ropes. Daniels is able to hit an enzuigiri. AJ falls. Both get up and AJ is able to fight back. They suddenly hit each other and fall down. The referee counts. He is up to 7 as both get up. AJ fights back with elbows and a spin kick. He then goes into the corner, jumps to the second rope, flips back and hits the reverse DDT. He then goes on the apron and does a springboard forearm. He sets Daniels up for the Styles Clash, but he pushes AJ back. Daniels goes to the corner for the BME, but AJ gets out of the way and Daniels lands on his feet. AJ hits the pele.
Daniels falls by the ropes and holds on. As AJ tries to pull him away, the referee tells AJ to get back. Kazarian comes over and hands Daniels the object from earlier, but he was hesitant about doing so. Daniels gets up swings, but AJ ducks. He lifts Daniels up for a power bomb, but Daniels hits AJ right in the head with the brass knuckles. He covers and gets the win. That becomes the Direct Impact of the Night!
Eric Bischoff and Gunner are backstage. He is talking to Gunner about Garret and Hogan as Hogan returned and was at Garret's side. Eric wants Gunner at his side. Gunner agrees to to it. Eric says to attack one kneecap at a time. They shake hands and Eric smiles.
The show returns and the camera zooms out on the huge crowd once again. After that, music plays and here comes Magnus and Samoa Joe. They walk down to the ring together. They get in the ring and go to the corners and the crowd cheers. Obviously they are supporting Magnus. Magnus grabs a mic. He starts off by saying how it feels to be in London and in the arena that they are in. Magnus needs to say something though. Magnus has nothing against any country, but he is in England….his home!!! Magnus goes on to say that he brought his tag team partner. The crowd cheers. In the tag team tournament, Magnus and Joe were drawn. There were people who said that it was not going to work. They proved that theory wrong! When talking about team work and chemistry…..and a well oiled machine….they are talking about Magnus and Joe! Magnus switches gears and talks about Matt Morgan and Crimson. The only reason why they are a team is because they are afraid to face each other. Magnus and Joe do not fear each other or anyone. They will face and beat Matt and Crimson to be the tag champs! Just then, music hits and here comes Matt and Crimson! They march down to the ring. They slide in and get right in the face of Joe and Magnus. Matt gets on the mic and says that there is only one thing to say. "Talking is done." Matt and Crimson attack! They hit Joe and Magnus. They knock Joe outside of the ring. As Matt and Crimson go to finish Magnus, Joe pulls him out and gives both of them the finger. Joe and Magnus walk backwards away from the ring as both teams continue to stare at each other.
Impact Wrestling returns with an image of London, England which is set to Star Wars music. After that, Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces Douglas Williams to the ring. The crowd cheers. He gets in the ring. After him, Alex Shelley walks to the ring. The crowd cheers again. Finally, Austin Aries comes out. He has the X-Division Title around his waist. The crowd boos him. He brings his cocky attitude to the ring with him.
Douglas Williams vs. Alex Shelley vs. Austin Aries
The bell sounds and they all join in to the middle of the ring. Austin gets involved as he is flipped around, but then he gets away and it's back where they started. Alex and Williams work together as they kick Austin in the gut and then have him sit on the mat. Alex does a dropkick to the back of the head and Austin goes to out of the ring. Alex and Williams battle now. It's back and forth with them as Alex whips Doug into the ropes and kicks him in the gut. He goes for sliced bread but Williams pushes him away. He then throws him over and Alex slides out of the ring. Williams goes to fly out, but Austin trips him. Alex gets in, but not for long as everyone goes to the outside in high flying fashion. Austin gets in control as he attacks Williams on the outside. He rolls him back in and puts him in the corner. Williams reverses it and does some chops to Austin. Austin then reverses it. He brings Williams up to the top rope. He goes for a superplex, but Alex gets in and hits Austin in the back. He goes for the electric chair, but Austin slides behind. He pushes Alex into the corner and then does a back suplex type move to Alex. He goes for his swinging elbow, but Alex moves. Douglas now jumps and hits into Austin. Alex gets up and goes after Austin in the corner. Williams comes and does the rolling german suplex. Austin breaks up the cover. Austin goes for the brain buster, but Alex gets out of it. He grabs Austin and hits sliced bread. WOW! He covers and gets the win.
Winner: Alex Shelley
Garret and Hogan are backstage. Hogan tells him not to worry and to only think of what he wants to think as he is on his own now. Sting enters the shot. He is ecstatic. He hugs Hogan and is thankful that he is back. Hogan turns to Garret and dismisses him. He turns back to Sting. He is thankful to be friends with Sting and what he has done recently. He is rising young stars. BUT, he tells Sting that he has a target on his back and they are gunning for him. Hogan states that this business and Sting are the only two things that were there for him. Hogan says he is there for Sting. Sting says that Hogan just lifted weight off his shoulder. Hogan continues to talk, but turns to the camera man and tells him to back away and give them a minute. He then backs them up outside to the hallway and closes the door. He goes on to talk to Sting.
The camera changes to fans inside the arena as they talk about TNA Impact Wrestling being filmed there and how they love it. A video then plays showcasing Tara fighting backstage. It will continue.
A camera shows the crowd in the arena and then changes to video about Tara. She is in the arena, but backstage, filming the great time she is having. Gail Kim comes behind her and tells her to turn. Tara turns and Gail just nails Tara. She slams her into the wall and punches her multiple times. She slams Tara into double doors. Tara falls on the ground. Now that is home footage for Tara.
A video plays showing Hogan's backstage promo from last week as he praises, praises, and praises TNA. After the video, his music plays and Hogan appears in front of the crowd. Garret Bischoff is at his side. They walk to the ring together as the crowd cheers. Hogan grabs a mic and then walks up the steel steps to the ring. Both get in. Hogan continues to play to the crowd. The music stops. The crowd is going crazy. He plays to the crowd again. Amazing reaction! Hogan then gets on the mic. He tells Garret that he expected that as the UK are the best wrestling fans in the world. Hogan didn't know what to expect when he came out to the ring last week as it has been 18 years. He explains it as love and respect as the greatest fans are there. Hulkamania will live forever. Hogan states that the crowd does not surprise him at all. He knows what happens when people give up so much for this business. Everything the fans gave to Hogan should be transferred to Garret. Hogan knew Garret since he knew Eric. Eric is on the opposite side of the spectrum though. Garret is on Hogan's side. He has the wrestling blood. Since the beginning, Eric stood in his way. Well, speaking of the devil….music plays and here comes Eric Bischoff. He has Gunner at his side. They get in the ring as the crowd boos. Eric grabs a mic and begins to speak. He says he has one simple question to ask. "WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?" What gives Hogan the right to interfere in his family's business. Hogan talks back and says it's not about Eric anymore. It's about his son and his future. Eric says he won't have a future, nor will Hogan, if it goes Eric's way. It's time to Hogan to ride off in the sunset. Hogan does not have the right. Hogan says Eric does not understand the business as much as he thought he did. Hogan says he has the Hulkamania stroke. Since Hogan is in good hands of the UK fans, he talked to a real good friend of his. That friend runs this show. That is Sting. He allowed Sting to book a match. It will be Garret vs. Gunner at Against All Odds. As Hogan continues to talk, Gunner pushes Garret. Hogan stops. Gunner then attacks Garret. He stomps him down and continues to kick him. Just then, Eric low blows Hogan. As there is no hope, there is some. Hogan gets up and punches Eric right in the face. He then punches Gunner in the face and Gunner sails out of the ring. Hogan checks on Garret and then turns to Eric as he is slowly crawling. Garret and Hogan get him up. Hogan holds him from behind. Garret brings his fist back and nails his dad right in the head. Eric falls and rolls outside. Gunner and Eric help each other as they walk away from the ring.
More images of London are shown and then a preview of the new Star Wars movie airs.
Bobby Roode is backstage gearing up for his match. Bully Ray is standing above him as he states how angry he is right now. He is red hot. Roode stands up and is tired of Bully talking. Bully says Roode is a great tag team star, but Ray is the best. Bully then states that they will team up and beat Sting and James. Roode agrees. Bully goes to do a handshake, but Roode says they hug. They do so.
Hogan is backstage talking to Garret. He talks to him about his dad. He says his dad will get his way at anyway possible. Hogan says he will not let Eric interfere in Garret's match this Sunday as Hogan will be in his corner.
The camera changes to the arena as Mickie James' music plays. She makes her way to the ring as the crowd cheers. After she is in the ring, Velvet Sky's music hits. The crowd pops. She gets in the ring.
Mickie James vs. Velvet Sky
The match begins and they move around the ring. They lock-up and Mickie puts Velvet in the ropes, but they switch off. Velvet then gets out and works on the arm of Mickie. She then knocks Mickie down. Mickie gets up and is able to work on Sky. Sky reverses and continues to work on the arm of Mickie. She then applies a side headlock. Mickie pushes her away. Sky hits her with a shoulder. She runs into the ropes and Mickie puts her feet up to flip her, but Sky denies is. They finally get to their feet. Sky extends her hand for a handshake, but Mickie takes it and works on the arm of Sky. She whips Sky into the corner. Sky comes out of it and does a great airplane spin to Mickie. Both get up and Mickie comes back. She knocks Sky down and covers her once….and twice. She puts Sky in the corner, hits her in the gut with her shoulder and then backs up. Mickie takes Velvet out of the corner, snaps her down and works on the ribs of Sky with a submission maneuver. Mickie rolls back for a cover, but Sky kicks out. Mickie gets Sky up, but Velvet fights back with a couple punches and a jawbreaker. Sky then hits a series of closelines. As Mickie gets back up, she does a spin kick to Sky's gut. Velvet is able to counterattack as she knocks Mickie down and goes for a cover. Mickie kicks out. Both get up and Velvet knees Mickie in the face. Mickie bounces back but knocks Sky down. She gets back up and Mickie goes for her jumping DDT, but Sky twists out of it. She does a roll-up and gets the victory.
Winner: Velvet Sky
Video plays showing more fans in the arena and they are associated with TNA.
More video play showing the impact TNA had on the UK since their tour started in early January. It has been an amazing ride! It showcases all the superstars involved and lots of fans as they comment on how much they enjoy TNA and the shows.
Another video plays hyping Bobby Roode's character and the match at Against All Odds. Roode faced many opponents but still has his title and is keeping it safe. Now he is facing the odds as he goes against three superstars: Jeff Hardy, James Storm, and Bully Ray. Each superstar comments on the match and becoming champion. Roode has a huge target on his chest as everyone wants to take him down. Not only that, but they want the title that he has.
Sting and James Storm are backstage. Sting comments on teaming up with Storm and how it is…..SHOWTIME! James talks and says that it is his time to leave his mark. Sting and James hug as the match is next.
Bully Ray's music plays. Here comes the big man. As he walks to the ring, he grabs a sign from a fan and rips it up. He gets in the ring as the crowd boos. Bobby Roode comes out after him. He has the TNA World Title around his waist. He makes his way slowly to the ring. The crowd boos him too. Roode still doesn't trust Bully, but Ray states that they hugged in the back earlier. Roode finally gets in. After they are settled, James Storm's music hits. The crowd pops. Here comes one of the contenders for the TNA World Title. He drinks his beer to the ring. He interacts with some fans and then enters stands on the apron. Sting's music plays and he is shown backstage. He then comes through the curtain and the arena lights up. Here comes Sting. The crowd loves him. He gets in the ring with James Storm. Jeremy Borash is in the ring to announce this main event.
Bully Ray and Bobby Roode vs. James Storm and Sting
After some debating, Roode starts the match off. He goes against Sting. Before any fighting, Bully gets in the face of Roode to tell him something. Sting and Roode move around the ring. Roode goes to Bully to tag, but Bully walks on the opposing side of the ring. Bully turns and says that he has his back. Roode and Sting lock-up and Roode puts Sting in the corner. He does kicks and punches but Sting does not budge. He whips Roode in the ropes and does a huge back body drop. Roode gets in the corner and Sting jumps to him with a stinger splash. He takes Roode out and locks in the scorpion death lock. Bully comes in and breaks the submission. James enters and sends Bully out of the ring. Roode and Bully are on the outside as they try to regroup. James and Sting look on.
The show returns and Bully is in the ring with Sting. Ray talks trash to James. Sting turns to James and tags him in. James gets in and battles Ray. They lock-up. Bully puts James in the corner. Bully slowly backs up. He goes for a punch to the head, but James ducks. He then does a series of arm drags and locks in an arm bar. Bully gets up, but James elbows his arm. Ray crawls to the ropes and the corner. James has to break the hold. James swings his arms and wails it….all for a poke to the eyes. He tags in Sting. The icon gets in and works on the arm of Bully. He pounds it out of his socket and then makes him land flat on his stomach on the mat. He then steps on his hand. Sting tags in James. James climbs the corner and elbows Ray right in the head as Sting holds him. Ray is able to reverse a whip and James goes into the ropes. Roode knees James in the back. Bully tags Roode. He is able to stomp on James. Roode then mocks and insults Sting and tags in Ray. Ray gets in and has full advantage as he rips the shirt off James and hits a body slam. He drops an elbow and then gives multiple shots to the ribs of James. Ray tags in Roode. He gets in and continues to attack James' ribs. He then plants his knee on Storm and covers. Storm kicks out. Roode locks in a reverse gut wrench. James gets to his feet. He breaks out of it with elbow shots to the head of Roode. Bobby grabs James' head and pulls him down to the mat. Roode tags in Ray He enters and applied a bear hug. James is in pain. He is getting out of it. He does. He bounces into the ropes. Ray hits a big boot. Just then, Bully grabs his steel chain. Sting enters and the referee tells him to get out. Bully wraps his chain around his hand. James gets up and is able to miss the shot and hit a side russian leg sweep on Ray. Both try to go to their corner. Both tag their opponents. Sting knocks Roode down and Bully down. He goes back and forth multiple times. He does a stinger splash to Roode and Ray and then to Roode, but Roode gets out of the way. He climbs the corner, but Sting flings him off. He covers. Ray goes for an elbow drop, but he hits Roode. He puts both in the same corner and does a stinger splash. He has Ray fall. Roode then falls and he lands right on Ray's area where the sun doesn't shine. Ray rolls to the outside. Roode gets up and comes back. He tries to go for the fisherman suplex, but Sting twists out of it and hits the scorpion death drop. He then has the scorpion death lock. Just as he has it looked in, Ray comes into the ring with the title. He is about to hit Sting with it, but he bends down and tells Roode that he will see him in 3 days. Ray leaves the ring. Roode taps!!!
Winners: Sting and James Storm
James enters the ring and celebrates with Sting as Roode slowly rolls out of the ring. Ray looks on from the ramp. Roode kisses his title on the outside….but is he kissing it good-bye? The show fades.
A press conference Thursday to kick off WWE’s first-ever live event tour in Abu Dhabi "turned chaotic" when Kane attacked John Cena, according to WWE.com. Cena, however, put The Big Red Monster through a table in front of members of the media.
Video and photos of the incident are available here.
Samoa Joe Interview: How He Started In Wrestling, International Expansion
TNA Wrestler Samoa Joe spoke with GuruMagazine on the UK tour, How he got into the wrestling business and TNA's global expansion.
On how Joe got into the wrestling business: "It was an odd set of circumstances. I’d called a gym wanting to work out – I’d done judo for a long time, and I called in and ju-jitsu was a kind of a hot thing at the time. The trainer at the gym [encouraged me to] try the pro wrestling school there; I did and it was fun and I took to it. It started out as a ‘wacky hobby’ that I didn’t think much of and I wasn’t aspiring to much at the time, but within the span of a couple of years, I found myself in Japan working full-time, and I then realised: this is a great living, this is a lot of fun, and I enjoy what I’m doing, so I became a pro wrestler."
On whether he has ever had to adapt his style depending on employers: Not really. I think when companies hire me they know what they are hiring, and they get me for that reason. I think the biggest change that I’ve made is that I make an effort not to do things that some people may not be able to defend themselves against – but that’s more along the lines of professional courtesy. There hasn’t been much adaptation whatsoever for me to be honest – they hired me to be a hard-hitting, no-nonsense ass-kicker and that’s what I tend to be!”
On TNA's Expansion: I think five years from now, TNA will still be doing well and thriving, and will have more of an international presence around the world. For all of the criticism that people like to levy against the company – I’ve heard “it’ll be dead in five years, six years, whatever” – every year we’ve grown, every year we’ve expanded and we’ve forged ahead into new markets – the UK, now India [with new promotion Ring Ka King], and that trend will continue. I think anybody that thinks otherwise is kidding themselves – and we’ll be more than happy to prove you wrong!
Road Wild 1998 took place on August 8, 1998 from the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.
The Barbarian vs. Meng, The Public Enemy vs. The Dancing Fools, Raven vs. Saturn vs. Chris Kanyon - Raven's Rules, Psychosis vs. Rey Mysterio, Chavo Guerrero vs. Stevie Ray, Steve McMichael vs. Brian Adams, Juventud Guerrera vs. Chris Jericho(c) - Cruiserweight Title, NWO Hollywood vs. NWO Wolfpac vs. Goldberg - Elimination Battle Royal, Diamond Dallas Page and Jay Leno vs. Hollywood Hogan and Eric Bischoff
Heat on The Miz After R-Truth Takes a Fall on Raw Posted by Steve Carrier on 02/07/2012 at 12:08 PM
During the Six-Pack Challenge on Monday's Raw SuperShow, R-Truth attempted a slingshot somersault onto The Miz but his fall was not absorbed due to the former WWE Champion being out-of-position. R-Truth ended up falling back-first onto the floor, causing his head to whip back. At that point, the referee decided R-Truth was no longer able to compete and personnel assisted him to the locker room area.
WWE.com has confirmed that R-Truth avoided serious injury after suffering the fall. PWInsider.com reports that the basic outline of the match remained the same but adjustments were made from what was initially planned.
The Miz is being blamed for the errant spot. There was a ton of heat on him from company officials, including Triple H, backstage after the show. The WWE Executive Vice President of Talent "loudly disciplined" The Miz in front of wrestlers as soon as he returned to the back.
John Laurinaitis’ fate as RAW GM revealed Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 02/07/2012 at 10:01 AM
WWE’s website wrote the following this morning in regards to the John Laurinaitis storyline from RAW:
“Following John Laurinaitis’ presentation on Monday, the WWE Board of Directors has decided that the Executive Vice President of Talent Relations will remain as Interim General Manager of Monday Night Raw. "
During the Six-Pack Challenge on Monday's Raw SuperShow, R-Truth flipped over the top rope which was to have led to The Miz breaking his fall. R-Truth, however, went far to his opponent's left and landed back first onto the matted floor. The broadcast team stated that medical staff determined he was unable to continue to compete as he was assisted to the backstage area during the commercial break.
Following Raw, Joey Styles announced on Twitter that the Raw Superstar is fine following the spot.
He wrote, "Breaking News! Somehow, @RonKillings is OK and has no injuries after flipping over the top rope, missing @MikeTheMiz and hitting the floor."
- "The Pope" D'Angelo Dinero was informed on Twitter of an article labeling him as the most underused wrestler in TNA Wrestling. He responded, "Thanks again, but SERIOUSLY, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Pope is underused...... Or does it?"
Dinero's status with the organization is currently in limbo as he has not appeared on television since the culmination of his several month feud with Devon at Genesis. He was asked when he will be returning to television.
"I'm sure Pope will return at some point this year..... Talk about a "Turning Point," he says.
1. Brodus Clay beat Damien Sandow. Brodus only had one dancer again, as was the case at Raw.
WWE NXT Taping
1. Percy Watson defeated Darren Young.
2. Maxine defeated Kaitlyn via roll up holding the tights.
3. Heath Slater defeated Derrick Bateman.
4. Tyson Kidd defeated Trent Barreta. Kidd looks to be repackaged and he got quite a few cheers as he defeated Barreta. Post match, Kidd shook hands with Barreta.
5. Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins defeated The Uso Brothers. Reks and Hawkins got a dirty win by hitting one of the Usos with Hawkins's staff. It was the first time tonight that the live crowd in the lower bowl got behind anyone at a high level.
WWE SIGNS TOP WORKER By Mike Johnson on 2012-02-07 00:43:35 As noted in the PWInsider.com Elite section, Former ROH Tag Team champion Chris Hero was at WWE developmental today and the word is that he's finally signed officially with the company. Hero had been waiting for medical tests to clear before he could sign. I am told there are no plans for WWE to put Hero and his former Kings of Wrestling partner Antonio Cesaro (Claudio Castagnoli) together as an act for the main roster. They were always going to be signed as separate entities.
INJURY ON RAW By Mike Johnson on 2012-02-06 22:29:29 Eve Torres was rushed backstage as soon as she tagged out of the ring during the eight Divas tag match on Raw. Torres was drilled hard by a Beth Phoenix clothesline. She was severely bleeding from her nose and the immediate word we are getting is that she suffered a broken nose.
Sonjay Dutt Interview: Reveals He Is On The Creative Team, Talks About How Ring Ka King Was Formed
Former TNA Wrestler and current Ring Ka King star Sonjay Dutt was a guest on Live Audio Wrestling to discuss TNA's India Ring Ka King show. Below are some quick highlights of the interview:
On the formation of Ring Ka King: "This is actually something thats been in the works for quite some time. I spoke to jeff about a year ago. It was kind of vague on what was going to happen. a few months down the line we started working a little more in depth. Last December we shot the first 12 episodes of the season there. This really goes back to the time with Pate Kenny and sharkboy when we went over there to promote TNA when they first got on ESPN asia. When we came back we told the higher ups how this is really an untapped market.
Everybody from Endemol productions and ColorsTV has been phenomenal with the wrestling into integration into the Indian marketplace. When you're in Mumbai, when you're in the major cities in India right now theres billboards, theres posters you cant escape ring ka king right now."
On whether he believes WWE or any other organization failed to capitalize on the Indian demographic: "Absolutely. I'm shocked that wwe hasn't capitalized. Nobody has had any live events there, wwe hasn't been there for many many years now. Theres never been an Indian promotion for Indians by Indians. This is the first time something has been created for India."
On How developing the Indian talent for the show came to be: "Me and Road Dogg Brian went over there we went over there in September for actually had 2 days of auditions and we had 200 indians showed up. we selected 50 initially. we narrowed that down to 15. Those are the 15 Indians you see on the show. We trained them in India, Savio Vega and Nick Dinsmore spent about 2 or 3 months in preparation for ring ka king. Its really an amazing project from start to finish. just the fact that we see the growth of these guys we literally picked out off the streets and now they are legitimate stars in their own country. It was an open casting call. Alot of the casting agencies in Mumbai were involved. They sent alot of talent our way. There is no wrestling scene in india. As far as they are concerned, it's just a television show over there. There is a form of amateur wrestling over there so those guys showed up over there, athletes showed up over there.
On their early expectations for Ring Ka King were: "when jeff initially approached me about this project. you cant really blame them, nobody knew anything about the Indian culture or the landscape and things that go on there. I speak Hindi and Punjabi I guess i was the front runner in directing the crew on Indian culture. So Jeff put me on the creative team. That's kind of like my backstage, behind the scenes work. Just presenting the Indian culture, its definitely a different world than what it is in north America.
We didn't know what to expact, we knew what we wanted. Our conversation with ColorsTV and Endemol productions, we didn't know if they could deliver. Last december when we taped for 4 days, each day got better and better. Those crowd reactions."
On using a heel persona in Ring Ka King: its me coming out of a babyface would have been an easy role to play. i was spekptical at first, didnt know if they would boo me or hate me. everything has kind of clicked. My promos have to be both in english and hindi. It's something i'm defnitely feeling comfortable with. getting a chance to actually wrestle in india for indians is just an amazing thing.
•Big Show def. World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan (PHOTOS) •Sheamus def. David Otunga (PHOTOS) •The Great Khali & Randy Orton def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes & Wade Barrett (PHOTOS) •Kelly Kelly, Eve, Alicia Fox and Tamina def. Beth Phoenix, Natalya and The Bella Twins (PHOTOS) •Chris Jericho def. WWE Champion CM Punk, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, The Miz & Dolph Ziggler (PHOTOS)
WWE Raw SuperShow results: Who is "The Best in the World?" By: Kevin Powers February 6, 2012 Tags: WWE Raw SuperShow: February 6, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – WWE COO Triple H gave his answer to The Undertaker's WrestleMania XXVIII challenge, and The Deadman responded. Chris Jericho earned the right to be the final entrant into Raw's Elimination Chamber Match and John Laurinaitis announced that WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels will be on Raw SuperShow next week!
The menacing Kane terrorized Eve (WATCH) Continuing his quest make John Cena embrace hate, Raw SuperShow ended with The Big Red Monster cornering Eve backstage. Kane told her that he fears for the safety of anyone who gets in the way of his quest to make Cena embrace the hate.
Chris Jericho def. WWE Champion CM Punk, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, The Miz & Dolph Ziggler (PHOTOS | WATCH) The stakes were certainly high in Raw SuperShow’s main event - the winner would be the final entrant into Raw’s Elimination Chamber Match at WWE Elimination Chamber. That prospect was enough to fuel each Superstar involved in the Six Pack Challenge as the winner would be able to conserve the most energy inside the unforgiving structure.
Before the contest on Raw SuperShow turned into a free-for-all, Truth, Kingston, Miz and Ziggler all focused their attention on Jericho, no doubt retaliating for the first-ever Undisputed Champion’s comments earlier in the evening. The WWE Champion waited, grabbed Miz and tried to take the early victory. From this point on, the match became every Superstar for himself as the battle raged in and out of the ring. However, with Miz outside the ring, R-Truth attempted to hit a somersault dive over the ropes but The Awesome One moved out of the way. This resulted in a very hard landing for Truth, and WWE doctors determined that Truth was unable to continue in the match. (INJURY UPDATE)
As the battle raged, none of the Superstars were able to maintain any momentum or an advantage for very long. This only kept the WWE Universe in Oklahoma City on the edge of their seats, no doubt making them envious of their counterparts in Milwaukee who will witness these Superstars battle inside the Elimination Chamber in two weeks. After tossing Chris Jericho from the ring, CM Punk seemed to have a clear path to victory when he caught Ziggler with the GTS. With the ring cleared, CM Punk pinned The Show Off but Jericho pulled the WWE Champion out of the ring, tossed him over the announce table and stole the victory!
John Laurinaitis announced John Cena vs. Kane in an Ambulance Match at WWE Elimination Chamber. (FULL STORY) He also announced that Shawn Michaels will be on Raw SuperShow next week! (WATCH)
Kelly Kelly, Eve, Alicia Fox and Tamina def. Beth Phoenix, Natalya and The Bella Twins (PHOTOS | WATCH) Divas Champion Beth Phoenix believes there are no Divas that can compete on her level. In a Eight-Diva Tag Team Match on Raw SuperShow, it seemed that The Glamazon did not want to bother battling any of the Divas on the opposing team. She aggressively tagged in Brie Bella who took issue with the Divas Champion being so assertive. The argument that broke out allowed Tamina to gain the upper hand in the contest and secure the victory with a Superfly Splash. From outside the ring, The Glamazon watched Tamina with great interest, perhaps seeing a new and formidable opponent.
The Great Khali & Randy Orton def. Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes & Wade Barrett (PHOTOS | WATCH) It certainly seemed like a peculiar pairing, but The Great Khali and Randy Orton teamed up on Raw SuperShow and dominated the contest early. However, the teamwork between The Viper and The Punjabi Playboy was definitely uneasy as both Superstars aggressively tagged each other in. This allowed Rhodes and Barrett to gain an advantage over WWE’s Apex Predator. Each competitor seemed poised to outdo each other, as all four ring warriors will battle inside SmackDown’s Elimination Chamber. As Orton seemed to have the victory well within his grasp, The Punjabi Playboy once again tagged himself in to finish off the Intercontinental Champion with a huge chop. The Viper was not pleased about Khali stealing the victory and confronted the giant. WWE’s Apex Predator ducked a huge chop and took down The Punjabi Superstar with a huge RKO.
WWE Champion CM Punk confronted Chris Jericho (PHOTOS | WATCH) Chris Jericho finally spoke his mind on Raw SuperShow. WWE’s first-ever Undisputed Champion delivered a bold statement and message to the WWE Universe and all the Superstars and Divas, that they are all “Jericho wannabes.” Jericho explained that he did everything before everyone else, that he was the trendsetter in WWE. He then set his sights on WWE Champion CM Punk, claiming that he, not Punk, was “the best in the world.”
As Jericho continued to present his case, The Voice of the Voiceless made his way to the ring, itching to use his pipe-bomb. However, as Punk stood face to face with Jericho, he dropped the microphone and proudly held the WWE Championship high in the air. The Straight Edge Superstar turned his back, giving Jericho a chance to attack. When Jericho did not attack, CM Punk left the ring and returned to the locker room.
Sheamus def. David Otunga (PHOTOS | WATCH) David Otunga made his way to the ring to express his support for John Laurinaitis to remain Raw's Interin General Manager. As a result, WWE COO Triple H announced that Otunga would have a match at that very moment. His opponent was the winner of the 2012 Royal Rumble Match, Sheamus. Otunga was clearly unprepared for the contest and was forced to compete in his business casual attire, but The Celtic Warrior was ready to unleash his fury. While WWE's resident lawyer did build a small amount of momentum, The Celtic Warrior dismissed the case with a powerful Brogue Kick and sentenced Otunga to defeat. NASCAR driver Carl Edwards informs John Cena that the Cenation leader will be the honorary starter of the Daytona 500. (FULL STORY | WATCH)
Big Show def. World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan (PHOTOS | WATCH) The intense rivalry between Big Show and World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan spilled over to WWE Raw SuperShow. The rivalry became heated after The World's Largest Athlete inadvertently trampled Bryan's girlfriend, AJ, during a battle on SmackDown. With a neck brace helping her ease the pain, AJ made her way to the ring to support the World Champion on Raw SuperShow.
Using his agility and athleticism, Bryan took an early advantage, but Big Show's sheer size quickly shifted momentum in his favor. As the melee spilled to the outside of the ring, there were a number of close calls involving AJ potentially being injured. As The World's Largest Athlete charged Bryan, the World Champion ducked out of the way and AJ was nearly trampled again. This prompted Daniel Bryan to grab his girlfriend and retreat from ringside. As a result, Big Show was declared the winner by count-out,
Triple H answered The Undertaker’s Challenge (PHOTOS | WATCH) Before WWE COO Triple H addressed the situation involving The Undertaker, he informed the WWE Universe that Executive Vice President of Talent Relations John Laurinaitis’ fate as Interim Raw General Manager would be decided by the Board of Directors later.
When The Game turned his attention to The Deadman, he acknowledged that The Phenom’s return to Raw SuperShow last week was indeed to challenge Triple H to a rematch at WrestleMania XXVIII. The Cerebral Assassin spoke of his respect for everything that The Undertaker has done in his career. However, The Game also claimed that last week when The Phenom returned, he did not feel intimidated by The Undertaker. WWE's COO played two videos, one that highlighted the dominant force that The Deadman has represented in WWE, and another that captured the aftermath of their epic struggle at WrestleMania XXVII, when The Phenom had to be carried out on a stretcher. Triple H turned down The Undertaker's challenge, and claimed he had too much respect for The Deadman and saying "it's over."
Before The Game could leave the ring, a video played showing The Undertaker in a room watching clips from the physical battle at The Show of Shows last year in Atlanta. The Phenom's message for Triple H was clear, give The Deadman another epic WrestleMania match, and have one more chance to end The Streak and further cement the legend of The Game.
Main event announced Raw SuperShow kicked off with the announcement of the evening’s main event. Raw Elimination Chamber participants; CM Punk, R-Truth, Kofi Kingston, The Miz, Dolph Ziggler and Chris Jericho would square off in a Six Pack Challenge to determine whose Elimination Chamber pod would be the last to open at the pay-per-view event.
Preview IMPACT WRESTLING On Thursday From London On SpikeTV
- The main event is set for "Against All Odds" as World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode will defend the gold in a four-way match against Jeff Hardy, "Cowboy" James Storm and Bully Ray! Just days before the Pay-Per-View, it's a huge IMPACT main event as "The Icon" Sting teams up with James Storm to take on Bobby Roode and Bully Ray. - How will Eric Bischoff react to the return of Hulk Hogan and his alliance with his son, Garett Bischoff as his trainer? Eric is livid that Hogan is backing Garett. What will Eric have to say to his son on Thursday night? Hulk Hogan will be there as the war between father and son continues! - Longtime rivals collide again in London as "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles battles Christopher Daniels! No doubt, Kazarian (AJ's opponent at "Against All Odds") will be watching closely! - In Knockouts action, fan favorites face off as Mickie James will battle Velvet Sky - In X Division action Austin Aries will battle Alex Shelley and Douglas Williams.
- WWE Champion CM Punk led a very cool moment before his match against Dolph Ziggler at last night's RAW live event in Wichita, Kansas. Before the match, Punk tried to throw his shirt at a kid in the front row but a man grabbed the shirt and took it back to his own seat.
This ticked Punk off and the WWE Champion left the ring, walked across the arena to the merchandise tables and grabbed a new shirt to deliver personally to the kid.
- There has been talk of giving Drew McIntyre a makeover with his current storyline where he becomes more of an "arrogant playboy." Despite appearing to have his job in jeopardy, there are no plans to drop Drew from the SmackDown storylines.
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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