In his latest blog entry, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin blogged about the origin of the Stunner.
"I guess the year was 1996," Austin wrote. "We were in Fayetteville, NC. at a Monday Night Raw. It was just a normal Monday. I was hanging around the arena killing time before the show started, minding my own business when Michael P.S. Hayes came up to me and said 'Hey, Kid…You got a minute? I wanna show you something'. I said 'Sure' and followed him to the ring. As we walked he started explaining to me that he had maybe come up with a better finishing move for me than the one I was using at the time. I had been using the Million Dollar Dream, H.O.F'er Ted DiBiase's old finish that I had been given when I first came into WWF, with Ted as my manager. It had been a great finisher for Ted, and it was working well for me too, but I needed something a little more explosive that fit my personality. Michael explained that Johnny 'Ace' Laurinaitus had been using a version of the this finish in Japan with great success. Johnny had also shown his version of the finish to my buddy Diamond Dallas Page. DDP was starting to run roughshod in WCW with a helluva run and called his version of it the Diamond Cutter. The difference that Michael would show me was that instead of going flat, I would drop down on my ass, theoretically driving my shoulder into the opponent's throat. We were assisted by several willing 'volunteers' that were around ringside. These guys let me experiment and get the hang of it. I was sold. This would be my new finish from that point on.
"When I first started using the Stunner as it would come to be named (I'm not sure who named it, maybe Jim Ross or someone in the office), I simply went into the maneuver without a set up. It was simply delivered with no anticipation. And I'm a little fuzzy on this, but I'm almost positive that Michael and I were talking about the move happening too fast, and that the crowd could not anticipate the action because it happened out of the blue. I needed some type of setup maneuver ala Jake 'The Snake' Robert's signature short arm clothesline that he delivered before unleashing one of the most devastating finishers of all time…The DDT. An easy, and quick solution to this was the kick to the gut, which perfectly set the victim into an effective 'ready position'. Not only was the kick effective as a weapon to neutralize my opponent, it was also a visual 'signal' to the crowd that the Stunner was next… Or was it? Any kind of curveball could be worked into the equation at that point, but from a storytelling standpoint, the Stunner was 'supposed' to happen next."
At last night's Pro wrestling Syndicated Supercard 2012 event, former ECW Champion Jerry Lynn announced that he will retire at the end of this year. He admitted that it has been harder to get his body to do what he wants it to do, and wants to wind down so that he can have a good quality of life. Lynn started his career in 1988, competing in various independent promotions before finally signing with WCW in 1995 as masked wrestler Mr. J.L.
-- Madusa, who formerly competed for WWE as Alundra Blayze, revealed Saturday on Facebook that she was recently contacted by her former employer. However, she would not disclose further details.
"Just want to let you all know I am NOT at the wrestle reunion in Miami or Canada. just to set the record straight! However.... did receive a call from WWE...... :) and thats all i am say'n!!" she wrote.
Madusa is still in possession of the Women's Championship she infamously dumped in a trash can on a 1995 episode of WCW Monday Nitro after defecting from the promotion. Through social media, she has been angling for a match with WWE where she would defend the title against reigning Divas Champion Beth Phoenix.
Aries Becomes The Longest Reigning X Division Champion In TNA History
March 11, 2012 is Austin
Aries’ 183th day as X Division Champion. That makes A Double the longest
reigning X Division Champion of all-time. The previous record holder,
Christopher Daniels, held the gold for 182 days from March 13, 2005 to September
Congratulations to The Greatest Man That Ever Lived!
MATCH RESULTS •United States Champion Santino Marella def. Jack Swagger in a United States Championship Steel Cage Match (PHOTOS) •Drew McIntyre def. Hornswoggle (PHOTOS) •Mark Henry def. Ezekiel Jackson (PHOTOS) •Teddy Long def. John Laurinaitis (PHOTOS) •R-Truth & Kofi Kingston def. WWE Tag Team Champions Epico & Primo (Non-title Match) (PHOTOS) •Michael Cole interviews World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and Sheamus • Randy Orton & Sheamus & Big Show def. Daniel Bryan & Cody Rhodes & The Miz (PHOTOS)
MOHEGAN SUN – Given an opportunity to prove to the WWE Board of Directors that he was the best man to be the general manager of both Raw and SmackDown, John Laurinaitis pulled out all the stops as Friday night's board-appointed GM. This included an explosive United States Steel Cage Title Match, a face-off between himself and Teddy Long with dire consequences and a main event six-man tag team showdown that resulted in all-out anarchy in the crowd.
Randy Orton & Sheamus & Big Show triumph in a Six-Man Tag Team Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) In the critical final minutes of the six-man tag team main event, Big Show chased his WrestleMania adversary – Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes – to the back while Sheamus brought the fight outside the ring to his Showcase of the Immortals foe – World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan. This left legal Superstars Randy Orton and The Miz inside the squared-circle to settle things. And after WWE’s Apex Predator escaped the Skull Crushing Finale, he would ultimately rise above, executing the RKO on his outspoken opponent for the three-count.
As the smoke cleared, the monstrous Kane once again emerged to engage The Viper. Fueled by their combined fury, the battle between the two brutal forces of nature reached new heights, as they launched into an uncontrollable onslaught that quickly spread into the crowd.
Michael Cole conducted an exclusive interview with World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan and Sheamus (WATCH) In a tension-filled interview with Michael Cole, Daniel Bryan insisted that his winning the World Title – and the string of success he'd had since – had nothing to do with luck. Instead, he credited the combination of his scientific in-ring ability, Vegan lifestyle, charisma and sex appeal.
While Sheamus conceded that he himself had experienced his share of the "Luck of the Irish," he went on to claim that his WrestleMania opponent had been hiding behind his girlfriend AJ. After entertaining the WWE Universe with a series of insults aimed at the submission specialist, The Great White assured Bryan that his luck would finally run out at The Show of Shows.
R-Truth & Kofi Kingston def. WWE Tag Team Champions Epico & Primo in a Non-title Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) In spite of Epico’s attempt to thwart his opponents’ momentum in the final seconds of the match and a distraction from the stunning Rosa Mendes, Kofi Kingston & R-Truth put on a high-octane display, culminating with Truth’s explosive Flatliner on Primo for the huge non-title victory over the WWE Tag Team Champions.
Teddy Long def. John Laurinaitis (WATCH | PHOTOS) One week after John Laurinaitis’ stunning announcement that he might put Theodore Long’s girlfriend Aksana in a match against Kane (WATCH), the board-appointed SmackDown GM set up a match between himself and Teddy. He then added a special stipulation that if Mr. Long emerged triumphant, Aksana would have to face The Big Red Monster after all. (WATCH)
Once the bell rang in their match, Laurinaitis told Teddy to “lay down.” When his proud opponent refused, “Mr. Excitement” called Kane down to the ring. But, as The Devil's Favorite Demon was about to enter the squared circle, Randy Orton came from nowhere and hit the horrific Superstar with the RKO. As an exasperated Laurinaitis turned his attention to The Viper, Teddy seized the opening and rolled up his GM counterpart for the three-count.
Before the defeated Laurinaitis could follow through on his threat to have Aksana face Kane, Teddy and the beautiful Diva made their way out of the building.
Mark Henry def. Ezekiel Jackson (WATCH | PHOTOS) Fresh off being inducted into the International Sports Hall of Fame this past Saturday (WATCH | PHOTOS), Mark Henry triumphed over The Personification of Domination Ezekiel Jackson with the World’s Strongest Slam.
Drew McIntyre def. Hornswoggle (WATCH | PHOTOS) Though Theodore Long fired Drew McIntyre one week ago (WATCH), acting GM Laurinaitis gave him an opportunity to regain his job against a “mystery opponent.” While, at first, it looked like that competitor might be an emerging Great Khali, David Ortunga soon revealed that it was actually a very reluctant Hornswoggle.
In the one-sided carnage that followed, the referee had no choice but to stop the match, deciding that Swoggle could not continue. As a result, McIntyre earned his job back. However, the gigantic Khali offered his own version of congratulations to the newly-rehired grappler, delivering a powerful post-match Punjabi chop to Drew as he celebrated.
United States Champion Santino Marella def. Jack Swagger in a United States Championship Steel Cage Match (WATCH | PHOTOS) In charge of SmackDown for the night and ready to make an impression out of the gate, board-appointed GM John Laurinaitis started Friday night off by having Santino put his newly-crowned United States Title on the line in a steel cage against the Superstar he won it from four days earlier, Jack Swagger.
After getting bit by the champion’s Cobra through the chain links, a meddling Dolph Ziggler was summarily ordered to leave ringside by the outside referee. Then, when Vickie Guerrero accidentally slammed the cage door on her All-American American client’s head, Santino once again shocked the world, escaping the daunting structure to win his first title defense.
Psycho Sid Vicious no-showed the Pro Wrestling Syndicate show in Rahway, New Jersey last night where he was supposed to face Matt Hardy. It was announced earlier in the night that Sid never got on his plane and would not be appearing. The promoter of the show called Sid in the middle of the ring, on the loud speaker, and left him a voicemail so Sid could hear the fans booing him. The promoter then gave out Sid's personal phone number so they could personally call him.
Hardy went on to face Jay Lethal, who came out impersonating Sid and even cut a promo like him.
- Maryse Ouellet was critical of the WWE Divas division during a recent appearance on Running The Ropes. When asked how the division had changed since her debut with the company, she replied:
"You know it's changed from what it was in 2007 when I had 12 minute Pay Per View matches now to 30 second (matches). It's hard to make a crowd relate to you when you can't talk on the microphone, you have only a minute in the ring and you have 10 divas in the ring at the same time so you can't build a character and you can't make people relate. It's impossible to get over. I just wish the girls were given more time to work because there is potential but there's no time. They need to give them something so they (WWE) can receive something and If they don't, they will never get anything."
TNA Impact Wrestling Quick Results March 8, 2012 in Orlando, FL on SPIKE TV
* Eric Bischoff, Gunner and Ric Flair kick of the show with a promo. Tonight there will be a tag team match with Garett Bischoff and a mystery partner vs Gunner and a mystery partner. Kurt Angle comes out revealing himself as Gunner's mystery partner and cuts a promo on Garett telling him he doesn't respect his father. Kurt says that he's going to make Garett tap.
* Backstage, Sting was talking to himself in the mirror. Eric Young showed up and told Sting that he was going to ask ODB and important question and he wanted Sting's Permission. Sting made a match with Eric Young and ODB vs., Gail Kim and Madison Rayne for the Knockout Tag Team Championships. After, Eric left, Sting went back to talking to himself in the mirror.
(1) Eric Young & ODB defeated Gail Kim(c) & Madison Rayne(c) for the Knockouts Tag Team Titles. Madison accidentally hit Gail with a title belt allowing Eric to get the pin. After the match, Eric Young proposed to ODB. ODB got down on one knee and EY jumped into her arms.
* Joseph Park showed up, saying he was here to talk to TNA officials.
(2) Zema Ion defeated Austin Aries(c) via DQ in a X-Division Championship Match when the referee caught Aries using the hairspray on Zema Ion. Aries retains the title.
* Backstage, Joseph Park found Velvet Sky. Parks said he's Abyss' brother and has been looking for him. Velvet has no clue where Abyss is. * Bully Ray comes out to the ring. He wants a shot at the World Title. He gets interrupted by Sting who makes Bully Ray vs Bobby Roode after the commercial break.
(3) Bully Ray vs World Champion Bobby Roode goes to a no contest. Ray was going to use his chain when James Storm came out and chased him to the back. Storm then hit the Last Call SuperKick on Roode.
* Mr. Park visits Crimson and Matt Morgan asking about Abyss, they know nothing. Crimson and Morgan are going to try and work as a team next.
(4) Crimson and Matt Morgan defeated Robbie E and Robbie T in a #1 Contender's Match. Crimson made a blind tag and stole the pin from Morgan. The two argued after the match.
* In the ring, we get a promo from AJ Styles. He talks about all the friends he made. He is interrupted by Kazarian and Daniels who talk about how the reason everyone turns on AJ is because of AJ. Styles then said he is going to partner with a real "Asshole." Mr. Anderson makes his return and attacks Daniels and Kazarian. AJ and Anderson stand tall in the ring.
(5) Jeff Hardy & Garrett Bischoff defeated Gunner & Kurt Angle. Hardy hit the Swanton on Angle for the win.
Abyss was trending worldwide on Twitter last night after TNA began a storyline where his "brother" is out searching for him. The storyline sees Mr. Joseph Park, who is just an unmasked Abyss, looking for his brother.
3/5 RAW Breakdown: Rock's Lessons, Santino's Win Posted by Steve Carrier on 03/08/2012 at 10:23 AM
- As noted before, the March 5th WWE RAW Supershow from Boston scored a 3.23 cable rating with 4.61 million viewers. Despite The Rock and John Cena closing the show, this week saw the same second hour drop that has been going on.
The show opened with a 3.45 quarter rating with the promo between Shawn Michaels and Triple H. Santino Marella vs. Jack Swagger lost 443,000 viewers. The Rock's first history lesson and Alicia Fox vs. Eve Torres gained 338,000 viewers while John Cena's empty arena segment lost 382,000 viewers.
CM Punk and Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan and Chris Jericho gained 205,000 viewers for a 3.25 quarter rating, which is a weak number for that point in the show. The Rock's next history lesson and The Miz vs. Big Show lost 121,000 viewers, which is less of a drop than usual for that timeslot. The Rock's third history lesson and R-Truth vs. Kane lost 187,000 viewers.
The closing segment with John Cena and The Rock gained 763,000 viewers for a 3.57 overrun - which is just slightly above the normal numbers. That segment saw the rating with Male Teens go from 2.5 to 2.8, Males 18-49 go from 2.9 to 3.6, Female Teens go from 1.1 to 1.2 and Women 18-49 go from 1.1 to 1.4.
Hollywood Hogan calls out The Warrior, Jim Powers vs. Wrath, Norman Smiley vs. Scott Norton, NWO Wolfpac on the mic, J.J. Dillon calls out Arn Anderson, Brian Adams vs. Eddie Guerrero, The Cat vs. Riggs, Konnan vs. Marty Jannetty, Saturn and Lodi vs. High Voltage, DDP and Roddy Piper on the mic, Scott Steiner on the mic, Juventud Guerrera(c) vs. Evan Karagias - Cruiserweight Title, Chris Jericho(c) vs. Disco Inferno - TV Title, Goldberg vs. Al Green, Bret Hart and Hollywood Hogan vs. Sting and Lex Luger.
- What's next in the war between Sting and World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode? With their battle at Victory Road drawing closer, will the mind games continue Thursday on IMPACT?
- After what he did to "Cowboy" James Storm this past week, Bully Ray is claiming to be the new #1 Contender to the World Title! The question is, will Sting agree?
- Will Garett Bischoff show up on Thursday night? His father Eric Bischoff and Gunner warned Garett not to appear unless he has backup! Will Bischoff and Gunner make good on their threats? Or, will the young superstar come prepared?
- In X Division action, it will be X Champion Austin Aries defending the title against Zema Ion
- In tag team action, TV Champion Robbie E and Robbie T will battle Matt Morgan and Crimson, with the winners getting a shot at the Tag Team Championship at Victory Road
- Plus, "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles has promised a surprise for Christopher Daniels and Kazarian! What does AJ have planned? Tune in and find out!
WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase, who has been dealing with a wrist injury, says he broke his ankle at last night's WWE tapings in Uncasville, CT. DiBiase wrestled a Superstars match against Jinder Mahal. He wrote on Twitter:
"DiBiase Posse last night I unfortunately broke my ankle. Can't catch a break lately. Ha, Well I guess I did n a way! Its ok tho, James 1:2-3"
WWE star Kharma, real name Kia Stevens, has told TMZ that she did not deliver a healthy baby boy on December 31st as reported. She says that the child had died before she was able to give birth, and that she was devastated by the loss of the child.
Stevens went onto say that she initially lied to close friends about the birth of the child, because she was emotional and was afraid to tell the truth due to announcing that she was pregnant on TV. Stevens says that she has been dealing with everything, and also wants to help other women in her situation…
"I am planning to start a foundation for women that have experienced the same thing. It's a bigger club than people think."
Stevens also says that she has already organized several events to raise awareness, and that more information on the foundation she is starting will be available via Twitter.
- The dark main event after tonight's WWE RAW Supershow in Boston saw WWE Champion CM Punk and John Cena defeat Kane and Chris Jericho. Cena and Punk hit their finishers and Cena got the pin on Kane for the win.
Drew McIntyre wrote the following on his Twitter today:
"73 days left before the good ol' US of A tries to deport me. I know justice will be restored, no Drew=bad for business and future of WWE!!... Until then I shall pitch Braveheart 2, the rise of Wallace to Hollywood"
Santino Marella def. United States Champion Jack Swagger (New Champion) Eve def. Alicia Fox World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan & Chris Jericho def. WWE Champion CM Punk and Sheamus Big Show def. The Miz Kane def. R-Truth
WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Boston, Massachusetts March 5, 2012 Commentators: Jerry Lawler & Michael Cole
Shawn Michaels’ music hits, and the Heart Break Kid makes his way down to the ring! Shawn jokes that the best part about the fans chanting his name is that it gives him a chance to catch his breath after coming down the ramp. He says that when he was on RAW a couple of weeks ago, things got heated between himself and HHH. Shawn really wanted HHH to face Taker and take down the streak. Shawn puts over the fact that HHH finally changed his mind. He is here tonight to find out why.
HHH’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Shawn says that HHH is a man of conviction, honor and integrity. Shawn tried everything that he could to try and get HHH to accept the match against Taker, but HHH stood his ground and didn’t waiver. Shawn even went as far as to call him a coward, but HHH wouldn’t waiver. HBK compares him to an oak tree. Shawn wants to know what someone said, what someone has over him, which made him finally accept the match?
HHH starts to speak, but Michaels instead cuts him off and asks for the video truck to play the clip of HHH accepting the match.
Video Package: Taker/HHH on RAW 2 Weeks Ago
HHH says that his decision had nothing to do with whether or not Shawn is better than him. HHH is tired of listening to people talk behind his back saying that Shawn couldn’t get the job done. HHH makes his case that he is eaten up by people that call HBK a failure. Hunter calls Shawn the greatest in ring performer of all time. That being said, it’s hard for HHH to view Shawn as a loser. That’s why he is going to face Taker. He is going to end the streak, end an era – HHH is going to beat Taker not just for himself, but for Shawn as well.
Shawn says that he thought they had a problem, but obviously they don’t. He sarcastically says that HHH has everything under control. Shawn says that it killed him to tell Hunter that he couldn’t get it done last year. He watched as HHH dominated The Undertaker at WrestleMania, but then he lost. Shawn was right. Michaels says that he knows who is going to win at WrestleMania, and he’ll be right again this year. Shawn goes to leave, and then says that the reason he knows who is going to win, is because he has been made the special guest referee!
US Championship Santino v. Jack Swagger w/ Vickie Guerrero & Dolph Ziggler
Swagger drops Santino to the mat and then connects with a couple of punches.
John Laurinaitis walks down to ringside with David Otunga.
Santino hits a hip toss, and then grabs for his cobra sleeve. Laurinaitis jumps up on the apron and distracts the referee. Ziggler hits a cheap shot on Santino which sets up for the Blue Thunder Bomb from Swagger. This match is – no! Santino kicks out!
Teddy Long charges down to ringside with Kofi Kingston & Aksana.
Back from the break, Teddy and John are arguing at ringside. Santino looks for the cobra, but Dolph hits him with another cheap shot. Kofi tries to run over for the distraction but is also knocked away. Santino trains the cobra on Ziggler and knocks him out. Santino looks to do the same to Vickie, but Aksana pulls her off the apron. Swagger ducks the cobra, and locks on the ankle lock! The referee is distracted by Long and Laurinaitis fighting on the outside. Santino rolls through the ankle lock, and picks up the win!
Winner & NEW United States Champion: Santino
After the match, John grabs a microphone and is furious. He says that this is his show. Long says that it was his show, but not this week. Long then gives a present to the WWE Universe – and calls for security! Long kicks Laurinaitis out of the building!
Justin Roberts announces Santino as the NEW United States Champion! Long, Kofi, Aksana & Santino all jubilantly trumpet around the ring in celebration.
Video: The Rock’s History Lesson #1 – The Rock says that just like the Boston Tea Party, he is going to host a revolution and party tonight. There is a ton of Cena merchandise set up on a table in front of the harbor. Rock goes through the merchandise and mocks it as he throws it into the water. Rock says that the people are sick of Cena. The revolution begins tonight! The Peoples’ Party starts tonight!
Alicia Fox v. Eve Torres
Kelly Kelly is on commentary for this match.
Winner via Roll Up: Eve Torres
After the match, Zack Ryder appears on the entrance ramp. He says that he is glad that he and Eve never hooked up. Broskies before Hoeskies!
Eve Torres runs up to Zack Ryder backstage. She says that she has something to tell him – and then gives him a big kiss!
Video Promo – John Cena earlier today.
Chris Jericho & Daniel Bryan v. CM Punk & Sheamus
Jericho and Punk start the match. They exchange kicks and then leap frog each other. Punk hits a pair of hip tosses and then whips Jericho into the ropes. Chris grabs onto the ropes and tags in his partner. Bryan sheepishly enters the ring as Jericho catches his breath.
Punk backs him into the corner and then tags in Sheamus. The Great White clubs Bryan, and then tosses him onto the apron. Sheamus pulls back on his arms and then demolishes his chest. Cover, but Bryan kicks out. Punk gets the tag.
Back live, Jericho has Punk in a side headlock. Jericho hits a side slam and goes for the cover. Punk kicks out. Jericho gets behind Punk and kicks him in the back. Punk leaps to his feet and connects with a dropkick. Sheamus gets the tag. Jericho is met with a couple of axe handles and a splash. Jericho is slammed down hard to the mat. Bryan tries to run in, but Sheamus hits a shoulder block. Sheamus hits an Irish Curse Backbreaker on Jericho. Sheamus looks to climb to the top rope, but Bryan distracts him. Jericho hits a springboard dropkick that knocks Sheamus to the outside. Bryan charges and kicks him hard.
Once back in the ring, Jericho connects with a series of knees to the abdomen. Jericho applies a rear headlock. Sheamus starts to get to his feet. Jericho blocks a splash and goes for the bulldog. Sheamus pushes him knee first into the turnbuckle! Punk and Bryan get the hot tags. Punk hits his patented high knee in the corner. Bryan is laid out as Punk takes to the top rope. Punk leaps into the air for a HUGE elbow. Punk’s back has been hurting him all match, and delays the pin attempt. Cover, but Bryan kicks out.
Punk tries a roll up, but Jericho runs into the ring. Sheamus follows after. Sheamus tries to hit the Celtic Cross, but is interrupted and thrown out of the ring. Bryan leaps out of the ring after Sheamus! Jericho tries for the Walls of Jericho. Punk rolls through and hits the pin! Jericho uses the momentum of the roll to gain leverage – and picks up the win!
Winners: Chris Jericho & Daniel Bryan
Video Promo – The Rock History Lesson #2: Paul Revere
The Miz v. The Big Show
As soon as the match starts, Cody Rhodes appears. He says that he has the latest embarrassing moment from The Big Show. WrestleMania 18 – eating at the WWE Restaurant in New York, because Big Show wasn’t at WrestleMania!
Miz attacks from behind and Cody disappears up the ramp. Big Show charges out of the corner with a vicious spear. Big Show hits the Knockout Punch, and this match is over.
Winner via Knockout Punch: The Big Show
Video Promo – The Rock History Lesson #3: Overthrowing John Cena is like overthrowing the British.
R-Truth v. Kane
Truth punches Kane and backs him into the corner. Kane meets him in the face with a huge boot. Truth is backed into the corner. Kane hits a snapmare and follows with a running elbow drop. Cover, but Truth kicks out. Kane is first to his feet. He lifts Truth and whips him hard into the corner. Truth dodges on the second splash attempt and hits a spinning heel kick. Truth looks for the scissors kick, but Kane counters with a chokeslam! This match is over.
Winner via Chokeslam: Kane
After the match, Orton’s music hits. He walks his way down to the ring. Truth pulls on Kane’s ankle as Orton slides into the ring. Orton hits the RKO! Kane is flattened in the ring and Orton calls for a mic. Randy says that it’s good to be back, and then makes his exit.
John Cena’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He puts over how packed the arena is tonight. Cena says that all of these people are here because finally The Rock has come back. Cena says that Rock’s promos tonight have been everything that The Rock needs to be again. Cena asks what Rock is actually saying about him? The crowd chants, “You Can’t Wrestle”. Cena says that The Rock is desperate. Last week, for the first time in his illustrious career, The Rock was shaken up. Who was the man to finally do that to him? John Cena.
Cena embraces the mockery of The Rock and makes fun of his own appearance. Cena says it doesn’t matter because he was still able to shake him up. The Rock’s best stuff of late have only been in pre-recorded or via satellite segments. Cena says that come WrestleMania, he wants the real Rock to show up. Not the jokester, but the best Superstar in WWE history. Cena is tired of waiting, and calls for The Rock to come down to the ring.
The Rock’s music hits and he gets into the ring. He says that finally, The Rock has come back to Boston. Rock says that he is here to look Cena in the eye and tell the world what he sees. The Rock says that he sees fear. The hometown crowd starts to chant for Cena. Rock continues - fear that he is going to take everything away from Cena. Rock denies that Cena shook his confidence. Rock says that he has never been more confident of anything in his life. The crowd starts to chant, “tooth fairy”. Cena laughs and points it out. Rock says that Cena will forever go down in history as the little boy who was The Rock’s bitch. Rock heads to the back.
Cena says that Rock claimed he would rip his throat out. That’s what he is going to have to do to beat Cena. If Rock thinks that Cena is afraid, he is crazy. The crowd cheers. John tells the crowd that he must win his match at WrestleMania, because everything is at stake. It’s because of that very reason that Cena is going to be the son of a bitch that beats The Rock’s ass! Cena’s music hits and he jumps into the crowd to celebrate! Cena takes a swill of a beer from a female fan and then throws it at the camera. He slides back into the ring and pumps up the crowd. After soaking up the positive response, Cena heads back to the crowd. He kisses his wife and introduces her, his father and other members of the family as the show goes off the air.
- Former tag team partners Antonio Cesaro (Claudio Castagnoli) and Kassius Ohno (Chris Hero) faced off for the first time in WWE developmental at last Thursday's FCW show in Kissimmee, Florida. They competed in a Triple Threat with Bo Rotundo. Cesaro got the pin on Ohno.
Diamond Dallas Page said during an interview with the Pro Wrestling Torch Livecast that the only wrestler he would come out of retirement to wrestle would be WWE Superstar Randy Orton. Otherwise, he has no interest in returning to the ring as he does not want to risk the quality of his life at the age of 55.
"That's the only match I would come out of retirement for. I would put my body on the line only to be able to show I could still go. I would take my body to the limits I never thought I could at this age only for that angle, but that’s not going to happen because he’s already beat up all the old men. The only thing I'll hook him with is he’s killed all the legends but he ain’t killed me yet," says Page.
The former WCW World Heavyweight Champion considers The Viper the best worker in wrestling today and loves that his finishing maneuver, the RKO, is a variation of the Diamond Cutter. Pages credits John Laurinaitis with introducing him to the Diamond Cutter since the WWE executive was performing the Ace Crusher as his signature maneuver in Japan in the 1990s.
Page also gives his thoughts on John Cena vs. The Rock, his chances of being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, Jake "The Snake" Roberts' influence on his career, Zack Ryder's character and push, if he stays in touch with Eric Bischoff and more. The audio interview is available here.
TNA Wrestler Shannon Moore Announces His Departure From Wrestling
TNA X-Division star Shannon Moore has announced that he plans to take a break from pro wrestling. He wrote the following on his official twiter account:
Before someone gets it and twist it. I’ve decided to step away from wrestling for awhile. I’m putting effort into my own business. Thanks for your support in the ring but for now I am chill’n at home opening my second tat shop and enjoying my family.
Or am I working you…. Who know the wrestling secret talk… Lol…. love you guys peace!!!
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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