* SmackDown opens with the returning Christian for his Peep Show segment. His guests are Teddy Long and John Laurinaitis, who came out with David Otunga. Christian wants Long and Laurinaitis to convince him to be on their teams. Christian joins Team Laurinaitis after Ace promises him a title shot if Team Laurinaitis is victorious at WrestleMania. Teddy goes to book Christian in a match tonight but Laurinaitis doesn’t approve. The newest member of Team Long, Kofi Kingston vs. David Otunga is up next.
* Kofi Kingston beat David Otunga with Trouble in Paradise.
* Segment with Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee. Bryan insults what she’s wearing and said the mannequin wore the dress better.
* AJ Lee with Daniel Bryan at ringside defeated Brie Bella.
* Sheamus vs. Chris Jericho is announced for later.
* Cody Rhodes came out and cut a promo about Big Show and their match at WrestleMania 28.
* Cody Rhodes defeated The Great Khali with Beautiful Disaster.
* Randy Orton comes out and calls Kane out. Kane comes to the stage and shows a video of them wrestling and shaking hands last year. Kane says that made him sick and weak. Closure will come at WrestleMania. Orton calls Kane to the ring but he won’t come. The match is official for WrestleMania.
* Big Show squashed Drew McIntyre with the WMD punch.
* Mark Henry beat Yoshi Tatsu.
* Chris Jericho comes out and talks some more about CM Punk’s father being a drunk. Jericho goes on about how he is the best in the world and Punk is just a wannabe. Jericho tries to get the crowd to chant “CM Drunk” to no avail.
* Chris Jericho defeated Sheamus by count out after Daniel Bryan came down and attacked Sheamus while he was out on the floor.
We see Sting and Bobby Roode arriving at the Impact Zone as they prepare to sign the contract for Victory Road later this evening. We kick off with the recap video package that shows Roode cheating his way to victory time and time again until Sting snapped, leading to Sting declaring that he's going to kick Roode's ass at Victory Road.
James Storm comes out to start the show proper, and says he's looking forward to winning the title at Victory Road and maybe getting a little revenge while he's at it. Roode's as selfish as he says he is, and that makes him everything that's wrong with the world today. He's going to give Roode the ass kicking of a lifetime, he wants the World Title, and he's going to take it from Roode at Lockdown. Storm cuts himself off in the middle of his own catchphrase and says he's not sorry because Roode's going to need all the luck he can get. Storm gets ready to head to the back, but is cut off by Bully Ray, who reminds Storm that he kicked the steel chair right into his head, but Storm says he remembers differently because he's the guy who kicked Bubba's teeth down his throat to become the #1 contender. Storm says to stop talking and get in the ring so he can kick his ass in front of everyone, but Bubba tells him to kick his calves because he's not going to make it to Lockdown, he's not going to beat Bobby Roode, and it's going to be because he's got to face Bully Ray in three days, and Bubba's going to take him out and make sure his dreams never come true. Storm gets out of the ring and walks up the ramp toward Bubba, saying that his long hair doesn't just cover up his red neck, and wants to fight right now. Bubba asks him if he wants to fight, and Storm's all in, but Bubba says that if he wants a fight, he can take on one of the toughest guys he knows, and brings out Gunner to go face to face with Storm. Gunner warns Storm that he's going to take him out tonight, and Storm simply drops the microphone and goes after Gunner, with the two of them trading blows until the Snowy Brown Diamonds come out to break them up. Bubba cheapshots Storm while he's being held back and then quickly escapes up the rampway.
Gail Kim and Madison Rayne are arguing backstage and blaming each other for their loss of the Knockouts Tag Team Title. They find Sting and complain to him, but Sting says he's got Bobby Roode on his mind and doesn't have time for this, so Gail's wrestling Mickie James tonight and Madison has Velvet Sky. By the way, that match is next!
Bobby Roode is backstage wondering who the hell Sting thinks he is booking himself into the main event of a PPV when there's a locker room full of guys who are more deserving than a guy who hasn't been an active wrestler for months.
Madison Rayne vs Velvet Sky
We have no time for any pigeons getting loose because Velvet goes right after Madison as soon as she gets into the ring and batters her from pillar to post. Velvet with a series of shoulderblocks to the ribs in the corner, then a snapmare and indy kick to the back followed by a baseball slide for 2. Madison rams Velvet into the corner and tries a charge, but Velvet gets the boot up. Velvet tries the boot again on another charge by Madison, but Madison catches her boots and swings her across the middle rope for a pendulum backbreaker. Madison with a boot to the head for 2, then locks in a three quarter nelson. Velvet fights free but gets dumped hard to the floor. Velvet gets back onto the ring apron and Madison quickly gets a neckbreaker across the middle rope and covers for a pair of quick two counts. Velvet finally makes a comeback and gets a clothesline, back elbow, and a bulldog. Madison goes for her weird neckbreaker, Velvet reverses to an O'Connor Roll, and Madison reverses to one of her own and we get a real nice view as Madison gets 3 with a handful of tights.
Winner: Madison Rayne
Matt Morgan is backstage congratulating Crimson for his great teamwork last week, but Crimson said that he won after all, and it's not about his undefeated streak, it's about winning their tag team title back. Morgan says it's about winning big and making the money, and Crimson says that to make the money, you have to win matches and he's been undefeated for 14 months.
Crimson vs Samoa Joe
Crimson takes Joe to the corner and puts the boots to him, but Joe fires back with right jabs and whips him across the ring for a running back elbow and leaping enziguiri. Nice flurry there, and Joe follows with the snapmare/chop to the back/kick to the chest/kneedrop combo for 2. Crimson comes back with a hard clothesline for 2, then a snapmare, elbow to the top of the head, and running knee to the face for 2 on Joe. Crimson gets a three quarter nelson and rams kneestrikes into Joe's face and follows it up with a rolling neckbreaker for 1. Crimson gets a rear chinlock and bashes a hard forearm into Joe's chest with an audible thud. Joe fights free and Crimson tries coming off the second rope, but Joe counters to an inverted atomic drop, running boot, and back senton for 2. Crimson comes off the ropes right into a snap powerslam for 2, but comes off the ropes and walks right into a spinebuster for 2. Crimson charges Joe in the corner and Joe nails the STJoe, then puts Crimson up top for the Muscle Buster. Matt Morgan gets on the apron to distract Joe and ends up brawling with Magnus on the floor. Joe goes after Morgan and gets snapped down on the top rope, and Crimson takes advantage by hitting a spear for the win.
Austin Aries is backstage with a bottle of champagne and he's going to come out to celebrate some milestone tonight. Oh yeah, and he's...WALKING!
Austin Aries is out here to say it's a great day to be a great man, and a great day to break records. He doesn't normally pay attention to numbers and statistics, but 53 people have held the X Division Title and as of now, he's officially the longest reigning X Division Champion of all time, surpassing the previous record of 182 days. He celebrates by directing our attention to the ImpactTron for what's actually a really good video package that makes Aries look like the biggest damn star on the planet. Seriously, if WWE did stuff like this they could make Michael Tarver look like a PPV main eventer. Aries thanks all the guys we saw him beating in the video package for being good, and then wants the fans to give it up for him for being even better. Zema Ion comes out to interrupt the party, and Aries says he didn't send him an invitation, but it's okay because he has to give Ion credit for doing what nobody ever did before and beat him at his own game. Ion says he didn't beat Aries at his own game, he beat him at HIS game, and he's not as smart as he thinks he is because if he was, he'd hand the title over to him now before he winds up like Jesse Sorensen. Aries says it's nice that Ion showed that he has some "hair on his nuts" and he'll reward him by letting him make the first toast. Aries hands him the glass of champagne and Ion says that he'd like to toast this weekend when he ends Aries' record setting title reign. Ion tosses the champagne in Aries' face, and Aries straight up kicks his ass and dumps him to the floor.
We pause for a few quick backstage segments: Abyss' "brother" is backstage again looking for Chris, but Gunner doesn't have time to talk because he's got a match tonight to prepare for. ODB and Eric Young are backstage doing some wedding planning, as they try to decide where to hold the wedding before deciding on just doing it in the ring on Impact. Young thinks that's a great idea since they met there, had their first match their, became champions there, and got engaged there, and ODB reminds him that it was also the first place he hammered her. I'm paraphrasing, of course. Finally, Kurt Angle says he hates disrespectful punks and is looking forward to facing Garett in a five minute match so we can see if he can even last, andalso mentions how much he hates Jeff Hardy while he's at it. Oh yeah, and Sting is really looking forward to Victory Road because it's going to be a very good night when he gets his hands on Bobby Roode.
Gail Kim vs Mickie James
Gail takes Mickie right down with a side headlock and goes to a rolling cradle, Mickie bridges out and tries a backslide, but Gail blocks so Mickie gets a snapmare and baseball slide for 2 instead. Gail comes back with some hard kicks and forearms, but Mickie dodges a corner charge and Gail tumbles out to the floor. She grabs her title belt and tries to hit Mickie with it, but Mickie knocks it out of her hands and slingshots Gail into the ring and tries her headscissors out of the corner, but Gail catches the leg and drops right down into an innovative kneebreaker and then starts dropping elbows onto the knee. Gail continues working on the knee and locks in a Stretch Muffler as Mickie struggles to get to the ropes. Mickie counters to a rollup for 2 and then a neckbreaker, and both girls are down. Mickie comes off the second rope with the flying crotch to the face for 2, then baseball slides Gail out to the floor...right next to her title belt. Gail picks it up and awaits Mickie, bashes her right in the head when she comes over and knocks her out, then covers Mickie for 3.
Winner: Gail Kim
Ken Anderson is backstage saying it's a little weird that AJ's associating himself with an asshole, but he threw up the Bat Signal, so...oh wait, Christopher Daniels and Franke Kazarian come over to tell Anderson that the situation with AJ had nothing to do with him, but he wants to know why Anderson chose AJ's side when they all know how this movie's going to end. Daniels says Anderson will find out how everything will go when he teams with AJ against Kazarian and himself this weekend, but Anderson says we can find out how it'll happen tonight when it's them one on one.
Ken Anderson vs Christopher Daniels
Daniels jumps Anderson on his way into the ring and sends him to the ropes, but Anderson boots him in the face and fires off some right hands and goes for the Mic Check, but Daniels bails out to the floor and seems to have had his cheek busted open hardway. Anderson goes out after him and sends him back into the ring and continues the assault, hitting an elbowdrop for 2, but Daniels goes on the offensive and puts the boots to Anderson in the corner. Daniels drags Anderson out to the middle of the ring and covers for 2, but Anderson gets a quick schoolboy rollup for 2. Daniels quickly recovers and hits a Northern Lights suplex for 2, he goes for a springboard moonsault but Anderson gets the knees up and makes it back to his feet, as they go toe to to in the middle of the ring. Anderson with a rolling neckbreaker for 2 and then a spinning enziguiri for another 2 as Daniels makes it to the ropes. Anderson catches Daniels on a leapfrog attempt and hits the Finlay roll, but Dainels quickly makes it to the ropes and safety as Kazarian comes down to ringside and makes angry faces at Anderson. He gets up on the ring apron, but AJ Styles comes running out and pulls Kazarian off the apron, allowing Anderson to hit the Mic Check for the win.
Winner: Ken Anderson
Jeff Hardy is backstage saying Kurt Angle is the reason he's not the World Champion right now, and he's going to take him out at Victory Road.
Five Minute Challenge: Kurt Angle vs Garett Bischoff
I'd just liketo say that if this was a shoot, Garett wouldn't last thirty seconds, much less five minutes. Angle has his game face on for the first time in months, and he goes right after Garett with right hands, then takes his legs out and puts the boots to him. Angle with a snap vertical suplex and goes for the cover, but pulls Garett up at 2 and goes to a rear chinlock. Garett breaks away and fires back with right hands of his own, but Angle shuts him right down and nearly crossfaces Garett's nose off before going back to stomping him in the face. Angle dumps Garett out to the floor and goes after him, Garett fires off right and left hands, but Angle shrugs him off and hits another snap suplex on the floor before dumping Garett back inside and making another cover before again pulling him up at 2. Angle plants his knee right across Garett's jaw and pulls up on his hair in a real nasty visual, and Garett still tries firing back but Angle hits an overhead release suplex, goes for another cover, and again pulls him up at 2 and drills him right in the face with a right hand. Angle pulls the straps downand goes for the Angle Slam, but Garett escapes and dumps Angle to the floor with 20 seconds left. Angle slowly comes back in and charges Garett again, but runs right into his boot. He finally hits the Angle Slam and goes for the cover, but Garett is saved by the bell and, officially, wins the match.
Winner: Garett Bischoff
Angle is livid and knocks out the referee before putting Garett in the anklelock, holding him there until Jeff Hardy runs in and chases Angle off. They have a tense staredown before Angle backs his way up the rampway.
It's main event time!
Gunner vs James Storm
Storm comes into the ring, goes nose to nose with Gunner, and we're off as they trade blows until Storm takes Gunner out with a clothesline and Gunner tries to escape to the floor for a breather. Storm goes after him and sends him right back in, Gunner nails Storm as he tries to climb back into the ring, but Storm turns the tide for a brief moment before he comes off the ropes and runs into a flying chokeslam from Gunner for 2. Storm tries to elbow his way free from a rear chinlock, but Gunner drops an elbow right onto the top of Storm's head and fires a couple of crossfaces into Storm's face as Bully Ray cheers him on from the floor. Gunner gets Storm in a neck vice, but Storm fights his way free and rocks Gunner with another clothesline. Storm unloads with a series of clotheslines and back elbows and then a running forearm off the ropes. Storm gets a BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK BODYDROP and hits Closing Time, then sets up for the Last Call. Gunner makes it back to his feet, Storm hits the superkick, and that's all she wrote.
Winner: James Storm
Storm gives Bully Ray a death stare, and Bubba turns his hat around and charges down to the ring, but then backs off just short of the ring and backs up the rampway, saying he'll take care of Storm in three days.
Sting and Bobby Roode are backstage, and they're...WALKING!
After one last hype video, we go to the ring for the Sting-Bobby Roode contract signing, mediated by Jeremy Borash. The match is No Holds Barred, one fall to a finish, and Sting signs the contract first, then slides it over to Bobby Roode, who puts his John Hancock on the contract, though I guess I'd have to find a better analogy since he's Canadian. Roode reminisces on the day he won the World Title and became the It Factor, and says that Sting has been nothing but a pain in his ass since then. He's tried to figure out why Sting holds so much animosity toward him, and he believes that it's because Sting is jealous of him. Roode reminds Sting of 22 years ago when he beat Ric Flair for his first World Title, 22 long years ago, and he remembers when he watched that match as a fan. Sting had it all and was on top of the world, and Roode wanted to be just like him, but the fact is that 22 long years later, Sting looks at Roode and sees himself because he has all the same traits Sting had those 22 years ago, except that he's better. He's bigger, stronger, faster, smarter, better looking, and he's a better World Champion than Sting ever was. It's not just jealousy, it's Sting's ego as well because he's one of those guys who hangs around the business and steals the young guys' spotlight. He wonders if Sting thinks people will forget about him after he's gone, but the business has passed Sting by and this Sunday, he steps into the ring with the World Champion. Sting doesn't get out of bed as quick as he used to, he doesn't get around the airports or even his house as well as he used to, and the stupid facepaint he puts on doesn't scare Roode. As a matter of fact, he puts that facepaint on to mask himself because he knows he doesn't have what it takes to hang in this business anymore. On Sunday, in the main event of Victory Road, he's going to expose Sting for who he really is: a washed up has-been who should have left the business a long, long time ago. Roode asks Sting what's wrong and if he has nothing to say for the first time in his career. Roode asks if the truth hurts, then he puts down the microphone, picks up his title belt, and turns to walk away, but Sting stands up, flips the table over, kicks his chair across the ring, takes off his sunglasses, and smears facepaint on himself. Roode doesn't look at all impressed, and yells at Sting that the facepaint doesn't scare him, so Sting smears the facepaint on Roode's face, makes Roode jump by going "BOO!" at him, then unleashes a beating on the World Champion. Sting stomps on Roode's hands and starts punting him in the ribs, kicking his legs out from under him, and clotheslines him out to the floor. Roode stares up at Sting in disbelief as he pounds his chest, and it looks like he's got his work cut out for him at Victory Road.
Update on Evan Bourne's Future with WWE Posted by Steve Carrier on 03/14/2012 at 10:46 AM
- There is a lot of talk within WWE that Evan Bourne may return to feud with Jack Swagger for the United States Title once WrestleMania 28 is over. Bourne is also under consideration for one of the spots on Team Long for the big multi-man match at WrestleMania.
However, officials are considering leaving Bourne off WrestleMania altogether as a form of punishment for his repeated Wellness failures over the past few months.
When pushing Bourne is brought up, the argument is there that he could be fired from the company if he fails another test. WWE official are always hesitant to push talents who have failed more than one test.
Cody Rhodes Working Through Injuries Posted by Steve Carrier on 03/14/2012 at 09:16 AM
- WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes is said to be dealing with a few minor injuries as of late. Cody has been seen backstage limping around and one source says Cody was noticeably in pain at last week's TV tapings and this week's SmackDown tapings in Ohio.
We noted a week back that the Road to WrestleMania this year was taking its toll on the WWE crews but word is that Cody has been working hurt. Cody also hurt his elbow and leg in the RAW match a few weeks back that Wade Barrett was injured in.
Nitro celebrates its third year birthday in the panhandle of Pensacola, Florida.
Hollywood Hogan on the mic, Konnan vs. Bull Pain, J.J. Dillon on the mic, Kevin Nash confronts DDP, 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper on the mic, Lenny Lane vs. Wrath, Bret Hart in the ring, Rick Steiner interview, Evan Karagias vs. Scott Steiner, Hector Garza vs. Juventud Guerrera, Hennig and Rude on the mic, The Cat vs. Kenny Kaos, Chris Adams vs. Stevie Ray, Riggs vs. Kanyon, Chris Jericho(c) vs. Jim Neidhart - TV Title, Eddie Guerrero on the mic, Curt Hennig vs. Dean Malenko - Cage match, Scott Putski vs. Goldberg, Sting and Lex Luger vs. Roddy Piper and DDP, Hogan and Giant call out Warrior.
We are wild, young, and online from Columbus, Ohio and your announcers are Josh ‘Anyone got tickets for the Arnold Invitational’ Mathews and William ‘Why the divvy is it THE Ohio State University’ Regal. Your host is Matt ‘I want a Blue Jacket’ Striker.
Matt Striker is in the ring with William Regal. Matt asks William about tonight’s theme and William says that every match will be a tag team match. He says that when and how to use your partner correctly takes a lifetime for some to achieve.
William introduces the most dynamic tag team that he has seen in years and he brings out the Usos.
Their opponents, Darren Young and Titus O’Neil mock the Uso’s entrance.
Match Number One: The Usos versus Titus O’Neil and Darren Young
Jimmy and Titus start things off and Jimmy with forearms. Jey tags in and they double team Titus. Jimmy tags back in and the kicks and punches continue. Jimmy with a snap mare and a near fall. Titus with a knee followed by a forearm to the back and a head butt, but Titus is the one who feels it more than Jimmy. Jimmy dances and then he head butts Titus.
Jey tags back in and he hits a splash into the corner and Jimmy with a clothesline as Jey gets a near fall. Titus sends Jey into the ropes and Darren is tagged in. Jey with a spinning forearm followed by a head butt. Jey sends Darren into the turnbuckles followed by an Irish whip that sends Young over the top rope to the floor. Jey takes care of Titus who tries to interfere. Jimmy with a cross body to Darren and Jey with a plancha onto Titus.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jimmy and Darren exchange forearms but Darren with a kick and he sends Jimmy into Titus’ boot. Titus tags in and they send Jimmy into the turnbuckles to work on the back. Jimmy with a kick to Titus and he tags in Jey. Jey with a forearm but Titus runs Jey into the corner and Darren punches Jey and he sends Jey into the turnbuckles. Jey goes to the apron on an Irish whip and he punches Young. Titus distracts Jey and Darren takes Jey down.
Titus with a kick when Darren distracts the referee. Darren sends Jey back into the ring and Titus tags in. Titus with a leg drop to Jey followed by an elbow drop for a near fall. Titus punches Jey and he mocks the Uso chant. Young tags back in and he kicks Jey followed by a hot shot for a near fall.
Young works on the neck and he applies a reverse chin lock. Jey gets to his feet but Darren pulls him back to the mat. Young sends Jey into the turnbuckles and Titus tags in and connects with an elbow. Young tags back in and he sends him into the turnbuckles. Jey punches Young from the turnbuckles and then he connects with a kick to the jaw.
Titus and Jimmy tagt in and Jimmy with a cross body off the turnbuckles. Jimmy with the running butt splash into the corner but he can only get a near fall. Jey avoids the fireman’s carry gutbuster. Jey sends Darren to the floor. Jimmy avoids Clash of the Titus and Jimmy with a Samoan drop. Jey with a superfly splash for the three count.
Winners: The Usos
Josh asks William about what we are going to see on the rest of the show.
We see Alex Riley and Percy Watson playing basketball in the back earlier tonight. They talk some trash and Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks interrupt the banter.
William Regal walks by and he says that he thought Curt and Tyler would be on their best behavior after last week. William suggests that they have a tag match tonight. He tells Tyler and Curt if they lose tonight, they will be cleaning his laundry.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks versus Percy Watson and Alex Riley
Percy and Hawkins start things off and Percy backs Hawkins into the corner and he gives a clean break. Hawkins retreats to his corner and he tags in Reks. Percy with a kick and forearms followed by punches and kicks. Percy sends Tyler into the turnbuckles followed by a drop kick and Percy gets a near fall.
Watson with a kick and forearm but Reks runs Percy into the corner. Watson tries to fight out of the corner but Reks stops him. Reks with a boot to Watson when the referee deals with Riley and Hawkins grabs Percy’s foot. Hawkins tags back in and he kicks Watson and hits a suplex and gets a near fall. Hawkins trips Watson and then Reks with a kick to the midsection and he gets a near fall.
Reks workso n the back with forearms and knees. Reks knocks Riley off the apron and Riley forces the referee to lose focus on the double teaming from Reks and Hawkins. Hawkins tags back in and he applies a reverse chin lock. Watson gets back to his feet but Hawkins stops him and sends Percy into the turnbuckles. Reks tags in and he connects with a short arm clothesline.
Reks with a kick but Watson with a hip toss and both men are down. Riley and Hawkins tag in and Riley with clotheslines followed by a spinebuster. Riley with a splash into the corner and then he goes to the apron and up top. Reks stops Riley but Watson takes care of Reks. Hawkins press slams Riley off the turnbuckles and then Hawkins goes up top and hits the elbow drop for the three count.
Winners: Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks
after the match, Curt tells Regal that he will have to find someone else to do his laundry. Tyler tells Regal that they are just getting started.
We go to commercial.
Maxine is in Striker’s old office and he replaces the photo of Ronald Reagan with one of Queen Elizabeth. Kaitlyn comes running into the office and she bumps into Maxine. Kaitlyn says that she is playing tag with Derrick and they are having fun.
Kaitlyn mentions that someone cancelled her reservation and she wants to know who did it.
Derrick breaks up the tussle and he tells her to save it for the match. Johnny suggests that they start things right now. Maxine says that she is ready to go and then Maxine pulls Johnny into the hall by the ear.
Derrick tells Kaitlyn not to worry about Maxine because she is from Michigan.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michael McGillicutty makes his way to the ring. We see footage from Michael’s recent matches against Tyson Kidd and last week’s promo between the two men.
Michael says over the last two weeks has had a fly buzzing around his head demanding a rematch. Michael calls Tyson Kidd pathetic. He calls him an average everyday loser like everyone in the building. Michael says that Tyson talks about how hangs out with Bret Hart because that doesn’t mean anything to him because he grew up hanging out with wrestlers. They were his uncles.
Michael tells Tyson that he is not going to get a rematch.
Tyson Kidd’s music plays and he comes out. Kidd tells Mikey that while the crowd doesn’t have a microphone, he does. Tyson tells Michael that he respects him because they both have the passion for this business.
Tyson points out that he has been wrestling in a WWE ring since he was 16 years old. He says that he has the heart to do this.
Michael says that Tyson was never a Hart and it does not matter how long he is in the business because he will never be a Hart.
Tyson hits Michael with the mic and they exchange punches and they fight to the floor. Michael tries to send Tyson into the ring post but Tyson is the one who sends him into the post. Tyson sends Michael head first into the announce table and then Tyson tries for the Sharpshooter but Michael escapes.
Tyson demands his rematch and Michael agrees to it.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Raw Rebound.
Match Number Three: Maxine and Johnny Curtis versus Kaitlyn and Derrick Bateman
The ladies start things off and Kaitlyn with a few drop toe holds. Maxine slaps Derrick on the apron and then Derrick and Johnny hold Maxine and Kaitlyn apart. We go to commercial.
We are back and the men are in the match and Derrick with punches followed by an Irish whip but he misses the running drop kick into the corner. Curtis works on the knee and then he stands on the leg while looking at Kaitlyn. Curtis with a slam and he stares at Kaitlyn.
Derrick with a rollup for a near fall but Curtis with a clothesline for a near fall. Curtis with a step over toe hold. Bateman with kicks to get out of the hold followed by an enzuigiri. Derrick with a snap mare driver for the three count.
Winners: Derrick Bateman and Kaitlyn
After the match, Derrick and Kaitlyn celebrate with Derrick’s mother at ringside.
Derrick gets on the mic and he tells Maxine that it is no secret that they are officially over. He tells Maxine that she can go with Johnny Curtis or William Regal. Derrick says that he is tired of playing games with Maxine and he tells Kaitlyn, tag she is it. Kaitlyn and Derrick kiss and we go to credits.
- WrestleMania 28 may just end up being a 7 match card as
officials want to leave enough time for the main events as well as backstage
vignettes and promos for The Rock. Word is that The Rock will be given as
much time as he wants for his promos and segments building to the main event.
Officials have announced few matches for the card with just two weeks
to go because they wanted to make
sure they have enough time cleared for the top matches. Triple H vs. Undertaker, CM
Punk vs. Chris Jericho and The Rock vs. John Cena all have 25-30 minutes set aside.
There is talk that Hell in
a Cell will be in the middle of the event with The Rock vs. John Cena going on
last and possibly Punk vs. Jericho opening the show.
WWE Monday Night Raw Supershow Cleveland, Ohio March 12, 2012 Commentators: Jerry Lawler & Michael Cole Reported by: David Stephens of Wrestleview.com
Are you ready? There are only 20 days until WrestleMania, so stop questioning your heart and join me because it’s time for Monday Night RAW!!!
Jerry Lawler is in the ring. He announces that tonight will be the first ever “Rock & Rap” concert on RAW. He puts over the history between The Rock and John Cena. Tonight each man will have the opportunity to express themselves with their own words and in their own way. So, let’s get things started with some Thuganomics!
Basik Thuganomics blares over the speakers! The Doctor of Thuganomics, John Cena, makes his way down to the ring. He is wearing a backwards hat, Cleveland jersey, jean shorts, and a lock & chain around his neck!
Cena starts by comparing The Rock to Lebron James. He mocks Rock for his movies and writing his lines on his wrists. Cena says that he is going to give The Rock a Cleveland Steamer. He points out that last week the crowd was chanting Tooth Fairy. Cena keeps the old school going and pulls out a bag of nuts, saying he is going to put them in The Rock’s face! Cena heads to the back.
Excuse me! Vickie Guerrero comes out to a chorus of boos. She introduces the hash tag heel, Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph Ziggler v. Sheamus
They lock up, and Sheamus throws Dolph to the mat. Sheamus takes him down hard to the side and locks on a modified headlock. Charles Robinson (my favorite referee) is officiating this match.
Sheamus sets up Ziggler on the apron. He looks for his patented clubbing blows, but Ziggler slips to the outside to catch his breath.
Back from the break, both men are in the ring. Sheamus floors Ziggler with a clothesline. Dolph gets to his feet, and leapfrogs Sheamus. Ziggler looks for the upper hand, but instead gets tossed to the outside! Ziggler gets up on the apron, and throws Sheamus out of the ring! Sheamus crashed hard into the announce table. Both men make their way back into the ring. Ziggler tries for a quick cover, but Sheamus kicks out. Ziggler tries again, but again no luck. Ziggler locks on a rear choke.
Josh Mathews is in a skybox with Daniel Bryan & AJ Lee. He asks Bryan about telling AJ to shut up last week. Bryan tells him not to judge their relationship. AJ says that it wasn’t rude, once prompted. Bryan says that they love each other.
Back in the ring, Sheamus is making his way back to his feet. Sheamus finally gets to his feet and connects with a couple of axe handles. Ziggler is scooped up onto Sheamus’ shoulder and slammed down hard to the mat. Cover, but Ziggler kicks out. Sheamus sets him up on the apron, but once again Ziggler counters and scurries away. Ziggler heads to the top rope and leaps. Sheamus catches him on his shoulders. Ziggler turns it into a cover, but Sheamus lifts Ziggler into the air as he gets back to his feet, and then chucks him to the mat. Ziggler kicks out of the cover. Sheamus charges at Ziggler, but lands shoulder first on the steel post. Dolph catches his bearings and flies out of the corner with a leg drop. Cover, but Sheamus kicks out at the last second! Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick out of nowhere! This match is over.
Winner via Brogue Kick: Sheamus
Mixed Tag Match Santino & Aksana v. David Otunga & ?
John Laurinaitis is on commentary for this match. David Otunga is announced as the captain of Team Laurinaitis for the WrestleMania match against Team Long. Otunga takes time during his entrance to pose and show off his physique. Laurinaitis grabs a microphone and says that he changed his mind. Instead of having a mixed tag match, it will now be a handicap match.
Santino v. David Otunga & Mark Henry
Teddy Long charges down to ringside as the bell is rung. He helps Aksana down from the apron. Long then heads over to argue with Laurinaitis. They get into a shoving match, and John ends up on the floor.
In the ring, Otunga starts off against Santino. Otunga is met with a hip toss, and Santino reaches for the Cobra. Henry is in off of a quick tag, and hits the World’s Strongest Slam. This match is over.
Winners: David Otunga & Mark Henry
After the match, Henry holds back Santino as Otunga dresses him down. Kofi runs down to the ring for the save! Otunga and Henry quickly brush off the attack, and Henry hits another Slam. R-Truth runs down to the ring, right into the double team. Truth is also quickly laid out. Henry gives him a running splash for his troubles.
Laurinaitis is in his ring, and introduces Mark Henry as the newest member of his WrestleMania team.
Video Package: The Miz on Psych Preview
Video Package: The Bella Twins & Alicia Fox on “Extra”
Eve Torres is shown walking in the back. Zack comes out of his locker-room. He says that last week he was confused when she kissed him. It’s like she is trying to play him. Eve lightly caresses his arm and says that she isn’t playing him, he is playing himself. She says they should just be friends, friends with benefits. Eve asks him to dinner after the show. Beth Phoenix charges into the shot. She is furious about not being included on Extra. She says that she is going to pay the set and Maria Menounos a visit! Beth also says that she admires the way Eve has Zack wrapped around her finger. She says that she could do the same, and asks if Eve would mind. Eve says that she would, and walks away in a huff.
In Laurinaitis’ office, Miz walks in to interrupt a phone call. He has James Roday (!) in tow. Laurinaitis says that he just got off the phone with the Board of Directors. If Miz can win his match tonight, then he will be on the WrestleMania card. His opponent? The WWE Champion, CM Punk! The Miz walks away as James tells him to go oil up. Laurinaitis asks if James will be a special guest ring announcer tonight. He accepts!
The Funkasarus is introduced, and dances his way down to the ring.
Brodus Clay v. Jinder Mahal
Jinder attacks as Clay is still getting ready. Brodus responds with a hard shoulder block and a Sheeplex. Clay hits a running splash, and this match is over!
Winner via Double the Funk, Double the Splash: Brodus Clay
After the match, the funky dance party continues.
“Invincible”, one of the theme songs for WrestleMania, is blasted over the speakers as its artist, Machine Gun Kelly, is shown in the crowd.
I’m just a Sexy Boy! Shawn Michaels makes his way down to the ring for his confrontation with The Undertaker. Shawn takes his time to soak up the crowd. He grabs a microphone and reminds everyone that he is the special guest referee for the HHH/Taker match. Shawn then shows a clip of HHH saying that Shawn is a failure. Apparently, that is the rational for HHH accepting the match at ‘mania. HBK says that no one in the locker room has called him a failure. He then calls out Taker in order to settle this dispute.
The Undertaker’s music hits, and he slowly makes his way down to the ring. Shawn says that if Taker is saying things behind his back, then he should at least have the guts to say it to his face. Taker asks what he wants him to say - that Shawn is a failure? A loser? That he couldn’t get the job done? Taker tells him to stop and think, is he repeating Taker’s words, or just the words chosen for him by HHH? Whatever the case may be, Shawn needs to let go of his insecurities.
Shawn counters by pointing out that Taker is the one who begged for this match against HHH. The reason is that HHH almost beat him last year, so Taker needs the validation of winning the match this year. Taker says that win or lose at WrestleMania, he is prepared to accept the outcome. What he is not prepared to accept is Michaels sticking his ego into this match. Taker says that WrestleMania is about destiny and an end to an era. What can’t happen is for the outcome to not be pure. If the outcome isn’t pure, Taker promises that there will be hell to pay. Michaels says that Taker may call all of this destiny, but it is really irony. It’s ironic that the guy whose career Taker ended, could be the guy that can turn Taker into a loser and a failure. Taker says that if Shawn doesn’t do the right thing, then he will end him.
Michaels gives him a pat on the arm, and then walks out of the ring. At the top of the ramp, Michaels is greeted by HHH. The Game smiles, gives a crotch chop, and then heads to the back.
James Roday is introduced as the special guest ring announcer. He comes out with a Road Dogg style crotch chop. He gets in the ring, and soaks up the crowd. He introduces the competitors for the next match. If Miz wins, he will be on the WrestleMania card.
The Miz v. CM Punk
They square off and Punk connects with a couple of kicks. He charges, but Miz hits him in the gut with a knee.
Back from the break, Punk springboards into the ring with a clothesline. He follows with a swinging neckbreaker. Punk slams Miz down to the side, and calls for the GTS. Miz tries to get in some offense, but Punk goes for a cover. Miz kicks out, and then plants Punk with a DDT. Miz is furious, and pounds on Punk’s head. Miz takes to the top rope, and then takes flight. Punk moves out of the way and tries for the GTS. Miz counters into a Skull Crushing Finale attempt. Punk drops down to the mat and rolls into the Anaconda Vice. Miz taps!
Winner via Anaconda Vice: CM Punk
Jericho appears on the Titantron, and says that he has a deep dark secret about Punk to reveal. Everyone knows that Punk is straight edge, but he’s never told the WWE Universe the reason that he Punk is straight edge. Punk’s father was an alcoholic that let him down. Punk is straight edge because he doesn’t want to become like his father. Jericho asks if the pain of wanting to drink is so bad that the pain of the tattoo needle is the only way to replace that desire. Jericho is going to make him drink. He is going to take away his title and all of his bravado. It’s going to make Punk want to drink. Jericho will leave WrestleMania as a Champion. Punk will be left like his father - a pathetic, damn, drunk. Punk looks absolutely stunned as he picks up his Title and heads to the back.
Jack Swagger v. Randy Orton
Swagger takes down Orton and rakes his arm. Orton hits fireman’s carry and then a stomp across the arm. Orton hits a standing dropkick and then throws Swagger out of the ring. Orton follows after and slams Swagger’s head against the announce table. Orton slides him back into the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break, Swagger goes for a cover. Orton kicks out. Swagger is working on the legs of Orton and tries for the Ankle Lock. Orton is able to get to his feet and sets up Swagger on the turnbuckle. Orton takes Swagger all the way up to the top rope for a HUGE Superplex! Swagger gets to his feet and his caught with a snap scoop slam. Orton hits the suspended DDT, and then begins to pound on the mat. Orton hits the RKO! This match is over.
Winner via RKO: Randy Orton
Kane’s pyro erupts from the ring posts as Orton is celebrating his victory. Orton looks around on all sides trying to find Kane. The Big Red Machine doesn’t appear.
“If you Smelllllllllllll”! The Rock makes his way down to the ring with his trusty guitar.
Finally The Rock has come back to Cleveland! The Rock says that John Cena looks like a cross between Vanilla Ice & a Teletubby. Rock says that tonight isn’t about a two minute rap, because everyone knows that Cleveland Rocks. The first song is set to “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley. He throws in lines about Rock being a fruity pebble and needing a rectal exam. Rock also points out that Cena may have made out with Eve, but he has a wife. It must have slipped his mind, while he was slipping her his tongue. Rock says that Cena has lady parts, and then takes a break to get a drink of water. The crowd applauds his song.
The Rock asks if there are any grown men in the audience who are actually John Cena fans. He sees a couple, and asks the crowd if he should go after them. They roar their approval. He begins to sing again and says that they’ll never taste pie, and refers to them as 42 year old virgins. Rock then sings a song to the ladies in the audience. He makes a joke about getting with Cena’s mom, and then wraps up with the fans shouting “Cleveland Rocks”.
Rock sets down the guitar and says that there is only one way to end the concert, and this song is for the people. It’s for the millions of The Rock’s fans who stand side by side and support him. An accompaniment track plays, “We Will Rock You” by Queen. The Rock’s lyrics are actually on the Titantron for this one. Rock gets up on the turnbuckle and closes the show with a big, “If you smell – what The Rock is cooking”. RAW goes off the air as Brian May’s iconic guitar solo blasts through the arena.
Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long Participants Posted by Steve Carrier on 03/12/2012 at 02:25 PM
On Monday morning, WWE's Board of Directors announced that WrestleMania 28 will feature a "Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long" 12-man tag match - with the winning GM getting control of both brands. Participants for both teams will be announced in the coming weeks, but here are the rumored Participants for the two teams:
Team Laurinatis: Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, David Otunga, Christian, Mark Henry & Alberto Del Rio
Team Long: Kofi Kingston, R-Truth, Ezekiel Jackson, Santino, Great Khali & One more participant.
The final participant of Team Long could be Evan Bourne or Rey Mysterio (if he's medically cleared to return).
Big match announced for Wrestlemania 28 Posted by Roscoe De Soto on 03/12/2012 at 11:39 AM
A "memo" from the WWE Board of Directors was posted on the official WWE website officially confirming a rumored Wrestlemania 28 match. It will be a 12-man tag team match with John Laurinaitis putting together a team against Teddy Long's team. One General Manager will get control of both RAW and Smackdown if his team wins. The participants will be announced over the next few weeks.
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