Rima Fakih denied signing with WWE on her Twitter. Fakih wrote, "Not
signed! #rumor." It had been reported that Fakih had told German celebrity gossip website Promiflash.de that she had signed a contract with WWE at the WrestleMania Premiere Party, stating, "You are the first
to respond to me, but I can now tell you that I will definitely be part of WWE."
Ever since england they have made someone come out with garrett
to make sure he wasnt booed
First they made jeff hardy do it then last
nite it was AJ Rvd Anderson that bcuz
Over in England when hogan n
garrett were in the ring and he said garrett was the future of
Hogan n garrett got booed so bad they had to do multiple takes
bcuz the booing was so bad!!!
But they fixed it in post-production to
look like they were cheering when it aired but it still drew a bad
Listen dumbas*es just bcuz u fixed it in post it still fn happen
snap out of yur fantansy world n realize
Nobody gives a f*ck about a guy
who cant talk,wrestle and is the son of an as*hole
Bitchoff n hogan have
no respect for the business or the ppl in Tna to do this bullsh*t
out the graphic for the ppv,it has eric n garrett in fore front n everybody else
that ppl care about
In the background thats bullshit but they put
everybody else in the match bcuz they know if they just
Put eric n
garrett in a match ppl will sh*t all over it..U want to drive bitchoff crazy
bring signs to ppv
Saying 609 or chant 609 when he is in the ring,FYI
make signs at building bcuz they take all signs that they dont like
bad for the guys who have to put up with this bullsh*t ,Garrett hasnt earnd the
right to be on TV,, 10 matches F*CK
Flyin to toronto remember 609- 609
-609 save TNA
Garett responded to the shots on facebook,
Negative people will only try to drag you down to there
negative level because they do not know how to rise up to your level! So wake up
every day, put boots to ass, and achive whatever goals you have set out to
achive! Aond dont let ANYONE stand in your way!
As noted before, WWE will be bringing back the No Way Out pay-per-view this year on June 17th from East Rutherford, New Jersey. The new No Way Out DVD synopsis indicates a format change for the event.
Rumors a few months back were that No Way Out would feature more cage matches, similar to TNA's Lockdown pay-per-view. The synopsis below indicates cage matches with various stipulations. Here's the DVD synopsis:
"After a three year hiatus, WWE No Way Out is back and recharged! The annual pay-per-view that became notorious for its brutal, main event Steel Cage Matches gets reincarnated, but this time the Superstars of WWE will take the thematic event a step further, as they find new and innovative ways to prevent opponents from escaping. All stipulations in place, which may include Lumberjack, Strap, Chain, Steel Cage, Handcuff Matches or more will ensure no respite from the chaos inside the ring."
Super Smackdown Live: Blast From The Past April 10, 2012 Hampton, Virginia
Randy Orton NC Mark Henry Ryback def. Benny Camer Jimmy and Jey Uso def. Tyson Kidd and Heath Slater The Great Khali, Alicia Fox and Natalya def. Drew McIntyre and The Bella Twins Hunico def. “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan via DQ Sheamus and “Mean” Gene Okerlund def. Daniel Bryan and Alberto Del Rio
“Yes sir, we promised you a great main event...” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Smackdown video plays, and we’re brought into the arena with a big fireworks display. Josh Mathews, Michael Cole, and Booker T welcome us to the show. Tonight, we’ll have a bunch of legends for the “Blast From The Past” theme. We’ll also take a look at Daniel Bryan breaking up with AJ. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper will have Daniel Bryan as his guest on Piper’s Pit.
“Mean” Gene Okerlund is in the ring. He welcomes us to Smackdown: Blast From the Past. Okerlund asks the crowd to welcome the new World Heavyweight Champion, Sheamus. Sheamus comes out to some cheers and a smattering of boos. Sheamus shakes hands with Okerlund, and he takes the microphone. Sheamus says it’s an honor to be in the ring with a legend such as Okerlund. “Respect” is a very important word around here. He represents the WWE as the World Heavyweight Champion, and there’s a code of honor you have to adhere to. Last week he didn’t respect that code, and he let everyone down. The referee made a bad decision last week, and he let his emotions get the better of him. There’s no excuse for his actions or behavior. Sheamus says he’d like to publically apologize to referee Chad Patton, WWE officials, and everyone all over the world. He’s sorry. Sheamus says he hopes we accept the apology because he’s a red headed Irishman. People make mistakes. Sometimes they learn the easy way and sometimes it’s the hard way. He’s always learned the hard way.
John Laurinaitis’s music hits, and he charges down to the ring. Laurinaitis shows footage from last week’s main event against Alberto Del Rio. Sheamus got disqualified after the referee thought he used a chair. Sheamus then gave the referee a Brogue Kick. Laurinaitis admonishes Sheamus for putting his hands on his referee. Laurinaitis wants him to publically apologize to Chad Patton. Sheamus says he just did. Laurinaitis says he didn’t hear it, and he orders Sheamus to do it again. Sheamus publically apologizes to referee Chad Patton again. Laurinaitis wants him to apologize to all the WWE referees. Sheamus says he did, and Laurinaitis says he didn’t hear it. Sheamus again apologizes to the WWE referees. Laurinaitis says it’s time to apologize to the world, and Sheamus smiles at him. Laurinaitis orders him to apologize, and Sheamus apologizes to everyone all over the world. Laurinaitis says that isn’t good enough. As of right now, he’s on permanent probation. If he touches another referee, even if by accident, he’s fired. Laurinaitis is also giving him the largest fine in WWE history: $500,000!
Laurinaitis wishes him luck in his match. Sheamus will face Alberto Del Rio and Daniel Bryan in a tag team match. His opponent? “Mean” Gene Okerlund!
Randy Orton is backstage, and his father “Cowboy” Bob Orton comes in. His father wishes him luck in his match, and they hug.
Randy Orton vs. Mark Henry
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee, is the official for this match. They even say his name on air. They circle the ring and lock up. Henry powers Orton into the corner. Orton comes out swinging, and Henry shoves him to the corner again. Orton ducks him, and he punches him in the corner. Henry pushes him, and he head-butts Orton down. Orton punches back and tries to whip him, but Henry doesn’t budge. Henry throws him to the corner, but Orton sidesteps him again. Orton goes for the ten punches in the corner, but Henry counters into a powerslam for a two count. “Cowboy” Bob Orton is seen watching backstage.
We come back from the break to see Orton fighting up from a neck vice. Henry head-butts him down as soon as Orton gets to his feet. That gives Henry a two count. During the commercial, Orton gave Henry a drop-toe-hold into the steel steps. Later during the break, Henry viciously clotheslined him down. Henry goes back to the neck vice, but Orton fights out. Henry head-butts him and hits a body slam. Henry follows up with a big splash for a near fall. Henry pushes him to the corner, and he delivers some big shoulders to the midsection. Henry backs up and gives Orton an avalanche. Henry backs up again, and he hits a second avalanche. Orton goes down, and Henry gets a near fall. Henry goes for another big splash, but Orton moves.
Orton gets to his feet, and he gets Henry in the face with his boots. Orton hits some clotheslines, but Henry doesn’t go down. Orton kicks him in the knee, and he gives him a DDT for a near fall. Henry rolls to the apron, and Orton tries for the hanging DDT. Henry counters into a World’s Strongest Slam attempt, but Orton pops out. Orton goes for an RKO, but Henry throws him out of the ring. Henry follows him outside, and he goes to throw Orton into the ring post. Orton slides off, and he sends him into the post a few times. Henry falls to the floor, and Orton gets in the ring to take a count-out.
All of a sudden, the ring posts explode with fire! Kane appears on the titantron, and he says he needed to beat Orton at WrestleMania to become whole. He needed to become the monster that he was always meant to be. He did that, but last week, Orton proved he could be every bit as vicious as he can be. Orton showed the world why he is the Viper. Kane says it would be a shame if it were to end now. After all, he’s having so much fun – the kind of fun that the entire family can enjoy. The camera pans down, and “Cowboy” Bob Orton has been laid out. Orton runs to the back.
No Contest Match Rating: * 1/2
Randy Orton runs backstage frantically looking for his father. Orton finds him, and Kane blindsides him, hitting him in the front and back with a steel pipe. Kane squats next to him, and he says he’s a sucker for family reunions.
They show a replay of what happened between Randy Orton, his father, and Kane. The announcers talk about what happened.
“Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase is backstage with Tony Atlas. They’re talking about how the next match will be a squash match. A jobber named Benny Camer is out, and he talks about this being his first match in WWE. Hillbilly Jim and Pat Patterson join DiBiase and Atlas in laughing at this guy.
Benny Camer vs. Ryback
Ryback turns him inside out with a vicious clothesline. Ryback screams in celebration before hitting a modified fisherman’s suplex bomb for the win. The legends are shown laughing heartily backstage.
Winner by Pinfall: Ryback Match Rating: N/A
Heath Slater is talking about how their next tag team match can be huge for them. Slater says Justin Gabriel is hurt, and he’s a loser. Slater says they have a Hall of Fame manager just for tonight, and he says the manager said he could be the next Honky Tonk Man. He also knows about Tyson Kidd and the Hart Family. It’s the “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart. Hart comes in with the megaphone, and he says he’s managed champions. Now he’ll manage them for tonight.
Mick Foley’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring. Foley joins them on commentary, and Michael Cole pokes fun at him for complaining in his book about being a commentator in 2008. It sounded like Foley got cut off as he tried to talk.
Tyson Kidd and Heath Slater w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Jimmy and Jey Uso
Kidd starts out against Jimmy Uso. They lock up, and Jimmy gets a side headlock applied. Jimmy shoulder blocks him down, and they counter hip tosses until Jimmy puts him on the apron. Kidd tries for a roll up, but Slater blind tags in. Slater hits a neckbreaker, and Hart is going nuts on the megaphone. Slater elbows at him, and he applies a chin lock. Jimmy fights up, Jey tags in, and they clothesline Slater. Jey hits a nice spinning forearm. Jey hits a big running butt bump, and Kidd breaks up the pin. They catch Kidd with a nasty double-team Samoan Drop. Hart keeps screaming in Foley’s ear, and he says, “Enough is enough, and it’s time for a change!” Foley puts on Mr. Socko, and Jimmy Hart runs away. Jey hits a Samoan Drop, and they hit a big splash off the top for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Jimmy and Jey Uso Match Rating: 1/2 *
Jimmy Hart gets in the ring, and he talks to Heath Slater. Slater then throws Hart into Mr. Socko. Foley gets on the megaphone, and the crowd was silent. Cole laughs at how that went over. Foley checks on Hart afterward.
Sheamus and “Mean” Gene Okerlund will take on Daniel Bryan and Alberto Del Rio later tonight. They then show footage of Daniel Bryan breaking up with AJ last week. He’ll be on Piper’s Pit, next!
Piper’s Pit with Special Guest Daniel Bryan
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper makes his way to the ring, adorned with the trappings of Piper’s Pit. Piper says he missed the crowd. They chant his name. Tonight on Piper’s Pit, he has a man named Daniel Bryan. Daniel Bryan is a man that lost the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania XXVIII in 18-seconds, and he blames it on his girlfriend. Piper shows footage of Daniel Bryan breaking up with AJ last Friday. Piper then introduces Daniel Bryan to the ring.
Daniel Bryan comes out to the ring screaming, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” He even has the new shirt on. The crowd chants the word. Piper says Bryan seems happy for a man who lost the World Heavyweight Championship in 18-seconds. Bryan says he just had a meeting with Mr. Laurinaitis, and he granted him his rightful return match for the World Heavyweight Championship. The crowd chants, “18-seconds.” Bryan says this new match will not allow Sheamus to fluke his way into a win. This will prove who the better man is. Not only does he want to pin Sheamus; he wants to make him tap out. Now he can do both. At Extreme Rules, they are going to have a two-out-of-three falls match. The reason he lost his title, AJ, will be nowhere to be found.
Piper says he doesn’t know if AJ will be at Extreme Rules, but he does know she is in the building. Piper likes AJ, and it’s his show. Piper introduces AJ to the ring. She gets a nice hand from the Hampton, Virginia crowd. AJ gets giddy, and she says she can’t believe she’s on Piper’s Pit. AJ says hi to Bryan, and Piper can’t believe she’s talking to him. AJ says she knows how he can come off sometimes, but Bryan is a good person deep down. Piper says this is Piper’s Pit where you leave the politically correct answers at the door. This is a guy who dumped her in front of the WWE Universe. This guy says she’s dead weight, and her kiss is the kiss of death. Piper can’t believe she said he’s a nice guy. AJ said it’s her fault, and Bryan smiles. She made a mistake at WrestleMania, and she’s so sorry. She gets choked up. AJ says if they could just talk, they could work it out. She can make it up to him.
Piper can’t believe what he’s hearing. Piper has been watching her since her debut. He saw when the Big Show mowed her down, but she got back up. That means she’s strong. It’s tough to be a lady in WWE, so she’s smart. She’s also beautiful, and she doesn’t need to make anything up to Bryan. Piper is going to tell her a secret. Bryan is using her, and Bryan speaks up. Bryan says he’s tired of Piper dragging his name through the dirt and AJ airing dirty laundry. Bryan says if she loved him then she would leave the ring. Piper says she doesn’t need to listen, but Bryan says her name firmly. AJ then leaves the ring. Bryan laughs as she walks to the back.
Piper says he’s not finished with Bryan. He sees the t-shirt. Piper, thanks to the WWE Universe, he has four children, three of them girls. Piper says he’s going to tell Bryan some “No’s.” You don’t tell a lady to shut up. That’s a no. You don’t yell at a lady. That’s a no. You don’t use a lady as a human shield because that’s a coward, and it’s a no. The only bright light he sees is the fact that at Extreme Rules, Sheamus will have a two-out-of-three falls match against him. The bright spot for Piper is he’ll get to watch Sheamus kick the head off Bryan’s shoulders not once, but twice. Bryan says at Extreme Rules, the fact that he’s better than Sheamus is going to slap the WWE Universe and Piper in the face. Bryan then slaps Piper in the face, and he quickly leaves the ring. Piper screams at him as Bryan goes up the ramp.
Sheamus and “Mean” Gene Okerlund will take on Alberto Del Rio and Daniel Bryan tonight.
The Great Khali, Alicia Fox and Natalya vs. Drew McIntyre and The Bella Twins
Khali and McIntyre lock up. Khali powers him down, and he clotheslines him. McIntyre tags in a Bella, and he says he’s better than this. McIntyre walks off on them. Nikki takes Alicia Fox down, and Fox quickly hits a northern lights suplex for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Great Khali, Alicia Fox and Natalya Match Rating: N/A
The Great Khali dances up the ramp with Natalya and Alicia Fox. All of a sudden, Mae Young’s music hits, and she takes Khali down to kiss him on the lips. She gives him some tongue as well! Mae Young celebrates with the divas.
Sheamus and “Mean” Gene Okerlund will take on Alberto Del Rio and Daniel Bryan.
They air another Damien Sandow vignette. Sandow talks about sophistication, something he can bring to the WWE Universe. Sandow talks about social media and how it’s taking over everyone’s lives, in 140-characters or less. Sandow will be the light that guides us.
They show footage from earlier tonight of Kane’s assault on “Cowboy” Bob Orton and Randy Orton. They say that Bob Orton suffered abdominal injuries.
They air the Raw Rebound that featured John Cena and Brock Lesnar getting into a massive brawl. John Cena will take on Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules.
Sheamus is backstage with “Mean” Gene Okerlund. Okerlund is in a “Great White” shirt, and he looks nervous. Okerlund says he doesn’t like their chances tonight. However, he sees Sheamus smiling, and he asks if he has something up his sleeve. Sheamus says they’re probably not going to win. Sheamus says he won’t give John Laurinaitis the satisfaction of seeing him sweat this match. Plus, it’s not often you get to tag with Okerlund. He watched him as a kid, so it’s cool. If they survive tonight, the first pint is on him. Okerlund asks what he means by IF they survive. Sheamus says they’ll either have a drink to remember or forget.
“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan vs. Hunico w/ Camacho
Hunico says he’s the future of WWE, and the legends are from the past. They don’t matter. Duggan punches away at Hunico, and he falls out of the ring. Duggan waves to the back, and Sgt. Slaughter runs down to the ring to be Duggan’s manager. Slaughter tosses Duggan the 2x4. Duggan hits Hunico and Camacho with it, causing a disqualification. Slaughter applies the Cobra Clutch, and they celebrate in the ring. Duggan gets the crowd to chant “USA!”
Winner by Disqualification: “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan Match Rating: N/A
Sheamus and “Mean” Gene Okerlund will take on Alberto Del Rio and Daniel Bryan later tonight.
Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring. Rhodes says tonight is a “Blast From The Past,” but it’s really a waste of our collective times. It’s time to turn to the future when he’s once again the WWE Intercontinental Champion. It’s a future where Big Show doesn’t get a lucky punch, and it’s a future where the legends don’t take time away from the young guys. Dusty Rhodes’ music hits, and he makes his way to the ring dancing.
Cody says this doesn’t concern his father in the least. His father digresses. Dusty says he loves him, but he came into this industry as the most naturally talented man since Shawn Michaels. Cody wanted to poke a grizzly bear in Big Show. Cody says Dusty is embarrassing him. They can talk about this in the back. Cody walks off, and Big Show’s music hits. Cody goes back in the ring as Big Show comes out strutting with the title. Big Show does a nice Dusty Rhodes impression. Big Show says he knows Cody has been embarrassed lately, but he won’t ruin him tonight. He then shows a video of Cody Rhodes putting on lip-gloss when he was “Dashing.” Even Dusty is smirking. Big Show says that’s embarrassing, and he walks off. Cody stands around for a little bit, and then Dusty’s music hits. Dusty dances in the ring as Cody walks to the back embarrassed.
Sheamus and “Mean” Gene Okerlund are walking backstage. They’ll be in action next.
Daniel Bryan is already in the ring. He’ll face Sheamus in a two-out-of-three falls match at Extreme Rules for the World Heavyweight Championship. Ricardo Rodrigues then introduces Bryan’s tag team partner, Alberto Del Rio. Howard Finkel then does the introductions for “Mean” Gene Okerlund and Sheamus.
Daniel Bryan and Alberto Del Rio vs. Sheamus and “Mean” Gene Okerlund
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee, is back for another match. Del Rio quickly kicks Sheamus down. Sheamus reverses a whip, and he hits a back elbow. Sheamus scares Bryan off the apron, and Del Rio knocks him down. Bryan is tagged in, and he kicks away at Sheamus. Bryan kicks him in the corner, and Del Rio is tagged back in. They double-team Sheamus, and Del Rio applies a front face lock. Sheamus slams him off, and Bryan is tagged back in. Bryan kicks away at Sheamus, and he runs into a hammer throw. Bryan gets out of a powerslam, and Del Rio gets thrown out of the ring as he attempts to interfere. Bryan ducks a Brogue Kick, and he dropkicks him out of the ring. Del Rio then kicks Sheamus down at ringside.
“Mean” Gene sneaks into the ring, and Del Rio slaps him in the back of the head. Okerlund begs them off, and Ricardo Rodriguez gets in the ring. Rodriguez wants to fight Okerlund. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s music hits, and all the legends come down to the ring. They scare them off. Piper gets in Bryan’s face, and he turns into a Brogue Kick. Sheamus pins Bryan again!
Winners by Pinfall: Sheamus and “Mean” Gene Okerlund Match Rating: *
The legends all take turns beating on Ricardo Rodriguez. Dusty Rhodes hits a Bionic Elbow, and Tony Atlas hits a press slam. Sheamus finishes it off with a Brogue Kick, and he celebrates with the legends.
Michael Cole asks for the crowd’s attention. He asks the crowd to give it up for the WWE Legends. He knows they have to get back to the retirement home, and they gang up on him. Pat Patterson punches him down, and Sheamus kicks him out of the ring.
We start off this week with the Raw brand and your announcers are Josh Mathews and Scott Stanford.
Match Number One: Kofi Kingston versus Curt Hawkins with Tyler Reks
They lock up and Hawkins backs Kofi into the corner and Hawkins teases a clean break but Kofi avoids Hawkins. Kofi teases a kick and Hawkins goes to the floor to discuss things with Tyler. Hawkins returns to the ring and Hawkins with a drop toe hold and a slap to the head before applying an arm bar.
Kofi counters the arm drag and he gets a near fall after a leg sweep. Kofi with an arm drag into an arm bar. Hawkins with a shoulder after the referee separates them. Hawkins with a snap mare and kick to the back. Hawkins with a side head lock take down. Kofi gets back to his feet and Hawkins with a shoulder tackle. Kofi with a leaping back elbow for a near fall.
Kofi with a drop kick and clothesline that sends Hawkins over the top rope to the floor. Kofi with a suicide dive onto Hawkins. Kofi sends Hawkins back into the ring and Reks distracts Kofi long enough to allow Hawkins to connect with a knee lift and he follows it with a neck breaker and Kofi goes to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Hawkins with a head lock. Kofi punches Hawkins but Hawkins with a clothesline and he gets a near fall with a lackadaisical cover. Hawkins with a reverse chin lock. Kofi with punches but Hawkins gets a near fall. Curt with a front face lock on Kofi but Kofi with punches. Hawkins pushes Kofi into the corner and Hawkins slaps Kofi. Kofi goes to the apron for a pendulum kick and then he goes up top for a cross body and he gets a near fall.
Kofi with chops followed by a drop kick and then he runs into a boot from Hawkins. Kofi with SOS for a near fall because Hawkins grabs the ropes. Kofi with a shoulder from the apron and he leaps over Hawkins on a springboard move. Hawkins with an emphatic slam for a near fall. Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise for the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Brie Bella with Nikki Bella versus Kelly Kelly
They lock up and Brie backs Kelly into the corner and kicks her. Kelly with a kick and then she chokes Brie in the ropes. Kelly trips Brie and pulls her to the floor and she slams Brie’s head to the floor. Brie begs for mercy but Kelly is not related to Zack Ryder so she does not fall for it. She stomps on Brie’s hand and then slap her in the rear end. Kelly tries for the screaming head scissors but Brie with a side slam for a near fall.
Brie kicks Kelly and pulls her hair until the referee warns her. Brie gets a near fall but may have taken too much time to make the cover to cost her. Brie chokes Kelly in the ropes and then Brie gets a near fall. Brie with a rear chin lock. Kelly with the Thesz Press and then she punches Brie. Kelly is able to hit the screaming head scissors this time and that sets up the handspring back elbow and then the Stinkface.
Kelly with a bulldog for a near fall. Brie with a knee and she tries for an X Factor but Kelly blocks it and gets a jackknife cover for the three count.
Winner: Kelly Kelly
We are back with the Smackdown portion of the show and your announcers are Matt Striker and Josh Mathews.
Match Number Three: Ezekiel Jackson versus Jinder Mahal
Mahal works on the wrist and applies a top wrist lock but Jackson pushes him to the mat. Mahal with a slap but Jackson with forearms. Zeke with punches in the corner followed by a biel across the ring. Jackson charges into the corner but Mahal with a drop kick to the knee. Mahal with a neck breaker for a near fall.
Mahal chokes Jackson in the ropes and kicks him. Mahal with a cravate and knees to the head that stagger Jackson. Mahal with a rear chin lock into a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall. Mahal returns to the reverse chin lock into a cravate. Mahal with a knee and slap to the head. Mahal with kicks the corner and the referee warns Jinder.
Mahal slaps Jackson again but Jackson grabs Mahal by the throat and punches him. Jackson with a slam and then he clotheslines Mahal into the corner a few times. Mahal with a boot to a charging Jackson and then Mahal with a high knee to the back. Mahal with the camel clutch and Jackson taps out.
Winner: Jinder Mahal
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Raw Rebound and then we go to credits.
Matt Morgan, who wrestles
Crimson on Sunday's TNA Lockdown PPV event, said on today's PWTorch Livecast that his contract
with TNA is up later this year. He says he is loyal to TNA, but WWE has
expressed interest in him and he could see circumstances that would lead to his
going back to WWE.
"I have another year left on my contract with TNA," he
said. "My fifth of five years. I signed a five year deal with them four years
ago. I believe in October it will be up. The way it works is I'm a businessman
first and foremost, right? And you try to keep your options open as much as
humanly possible. I did start with WWE. They gave me a lot of tools and a lot of
knowledge and I was trained by some of the best big men this business has ever
had and learned a lot of things from those people over there in WWE. So I was
very very lucky."
He said it was a mistake for WWE to release him five
years ago, but he understands in retrospect the circumstances that led to his
being part of massive layoffs in 2005.
"Unfortunately, unluckily I came
there during a time when there was a revolving door. The day I got released I
believe we lost 22 other guys in a two days span on a Thursday as well as Black
Friday in 2005. I believe it was one of those wrong places, wrong time. Timing
is everything in this sport."
As far as a possible WWE return goes, he is
not ruling it out. "To say I wouldn't go back would be dumb on my part and it
would be a lie," he said. "But at the same time, I really am - I know people
don't like this answer who are pro-WWE and not so pro-TNA - but that's the
truth, I am loyal to those who are loyal to me. The minute, the day TNA stops
being as loyal to me as I feel I am being to them, that's a different discussion
all to itself and I definitely would weigh my options a lot differently if and
when that day ever came. But speaking right now, I'm happy for the most part
with how TNA has been treating me and they've done a really good job with me the
last four years."
He believes WWE would look back at releasing him as a
mistake, yet at the same time WWE had so much talent around the same age, he
understands their decision. "I think I've proven it was a mistake, but not a
mistake because of the timing," he said. "Timing really is everything. If they
have a roster, which they did at the time, full of guys in my age group - they
were throwing so much crap against the wall to see what would stick, a lot of us
weren't given a lot of time to stick against the wall, first and foremost, to
see if something would come out of these characters they were trying to present
so quickly. I mean, if you watch back those old Smackdowns and Raws from '03 to
'05 or '06, you'd see a lot of guys I could easily see now becoming
He said one thing that could influence his return is the recent
re-signing of Brock Lesnar. He worked with Lesnar during his previous run with
the company and at times traveled with him.
"Brock Lesnar coming back to
WWE, that guy helped me a lot when I was first up there," Morgan said. "He is
someone who helped me a lot work as a bigger guy, the psychology involved in
working as a big guy. So did Undertaker, so did Kane, so did Big Show. And
there's still some other dream matches out there that I want to happen before my
career is up. So I guess I would weigh my options a hell of a lot more when that
day comes. I'm a businessman first and foremost, to answer your question
honestly. But at the same time, that's what my agent is for. I know there has
been interest from that company. But at the same time I am loyal to TNA for
He said the way TNA brought him along from a bodyguard at the
beginning to a PPV headliner has worked out well. "I went from, you know, a body
guard to being Cornette's lackey to making these awful matches on Impact and
getting in trouble and having him scream at me on national television. But I was
in a suit and was first brought on to speak, so these fans right away got to
understand Matt can hold his own on the mic, this kid can talk, he's not relying
on his physicality, not relying on flexing every ten seconds, not relying on
being 6-11, 328 pounds of muscle like every other meathead in this business
relies on. So that was a good lesson for me because I got introduced for my
verbal skills for the most part. And when it was time to transition me to a
wrestler, it was easier from that point moving forward. The fans had something
to sink their teeth into somewhat because they understood me as a character
first and foremost as opposed to another big guy who's really in good shape,
let's say, like so many other big guys. We added a few good layers to my
character over the years, and as long as they keep doing that, I have no reason
to leave TNA, so to say."
Impact Wrestling Results – 12/04/2012 From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida
Impact Wrestling kicks off with a video package that showcases Hulk Hogan in charge of Impact Wrestling. It shows him making Roode vs. Anderson and then finally ending the Bischoff rivalry at Lockdown.
The camera shows the Impact Zone with the entire audience on their feet. Music plays and Eric Bischoff comes out on stage. As he walks down the ramp, the crowd boos him. Eric gets in the ring and grabs a mic. He insults the fans in attendance and they boo even more. He says he has business to take care of things. He says his kid and Hogan are pretty snotty lately. The crowd tells Eric exactly what they think as “They Don’t Care”! Eric states that the name “Bischoff” will live on in this industry all by Eric’s legacy. Eric says Hogan questioned Eric’s leadership ability. Eric then states that he created one of the baddest teams in TNA history with just a snap of his fingers. He introduces his team. Bully Ray’s music plays and he comes out on stage. He, Gunner, Daniels, and Kazarian enter the ring. Bully Ray gets on the mic. He asks the crowd if they know who Eric Bischoff is. The crowd boos. Ray asks them again. He says that he is Eric Bischoff!!!!! Ray says he is proud to stand next to Eric. He is proud to go to war for Eric. As great as Eric is, he has made one mistake. Eric is pretty shocked to hear that. Ray has the guts to call him out on it. His mistake is his son Garett. Eric took a sigh of relief after hearing that. Eric says he will take care of that at Lockdown. Eric says there will be a Best of 3 Series to have one man advantage at Lockdown and Eric knows it will be his team. He states Gunner will take out anyone so let’s get this started! Just then, music plays and it’s Garett Bischoff.
Garett comes out on stage with a mic. He says his dad has been hard at work. His team is ready to go and that is good. He hopes Eric has chosen wisely as he will need it. He has his team finalized and they want to get their hands on each member of Eric’s team. One is foaming at the mouth as he wants to fight. Music plays and it’s Mr. Anderson! He comes on stage. He is ready while Gunner gets set by confronting his team. Anderson walks down the ramp.
Gunner vs. Mr. Anderson in the Best of 3 Series
The match already started and Mr. Anderson whips Gunner right into the corner. He attacks him in the corner and then backs away. As he comes forward, Gunner drops Anderson down and he goes face first into the second turnbuckle. Gunner takes charge as he attacks Ken with multiple punches in the head and kicks. Ken rolls out of the ring and Gunner follows him. Gunner rakes his back and then does punches. Gunner lifts Ken up to drop him down on the security railing, but Ken slides out and pushes Gunner into the steel steps and ring post. Gunner falls down. As he gets back up, Ken whips him into the railing. Ken continues the assault. Gunner rolls in to get away, but Ken elbows him in the face when both stand. Ken lifts Gunner up, but he slides out and does a roll-up. Ken kicks out. Both get up and Ken pushes Gunner. Ken knocks Gunner down and elbows him multiple times in the chest. He then stomps on the sternum. Gunner makes his way to the corner. As Ken walks towards him, he stops the momentum as he hits Ken and knocks him down on the mat. Gunner pounds fists right into his head. He gets Ken up and smashes his face into the corner. As he continues to work on the head, Ken starts to bleed from the forehead. Ken tries to fight back, but Gunner does a roll-up. He uses the tights again but Ken kicks out. Both get up and Ken does a huge right hand. Gunner fights back but Anderson does another huge fist. He then slams Gunner into the corner face first and then makes him go shoulder first into the ring post. He brings Gunner into another corner and has Gunner sit down. He stomps on Gunner and chokes him with his foot. The referee counts and Ken doesn’t leave. He has to call for the bell. As Gunner is announced the winner, Ken raises Gunner’s hand with a crazed look on his face. Ken leaves the ring as the referee checks on Gunner. Winner: Gunner
Eric Young is backstage. He has a full blue suit on with glasses on as he is looking divine! He looks himself in the mirror. He is liking what he is seeing. Just then, Mr. Parks comes out from the side. He introduces himself. Eric starts to talk about dogs. Mr. Parks changes the subject and asks if Eric knows where Chris (Abyss) is. Eric says he only knows that he was last scene messed up with the Immortal group. Parks gives Eric his card and walks away.
MotorCity Machine Guns are in the ring. Chris has a mic as the crowd chants them on. Chris says what is in the past is in the past and now they are looking in the future and the future is Samoa Joe and Magnus. He gives the mic to Alex Shelley. He takes it and says MCMG have been a team for 6 years while Joe and Magnus have been a team for 6 months. They beat the team of Matt and Crimson who would rub baby oil over their body before their matches. MCMG state that they traveled all over the world and beat Beer Money and retired Team 3-D. He says they are not Sharkboy and they are going to take their titles at Lockdown. Just then, Samoa’s music hits as Joe and Magnus walk to the ring. Magnus has a mic as they are all in the ring. He states that Chris has been part with one of the best teams ever. Coming back from an injury gets Magnus’ respect. This is about the best tag team on the planet and MCMG are looking at them. The two best teams will face off at Lockdown. Whoever wins will deserve to be TNA Tag Champs. Magnus say they look ready and him and Joe are always ready. If they want to go now, they will! They drop the mic and titles and go to fight but music plays and here comes Hernandez and Anarquia. They walk down the ramp with Anarquia on the mic talking. They said they were tag champs and on the top for 6 months. If they are going to leave them out, they have one thing to say….by this time they are in the ring and go after the others but they are no match Joe and Crimson attack them and then MCMG attack Anarquia as they hit their high flying impactful crossbody neckbreaker finisher. Anarquia rolls out of the ring. MCMG stand in the ring while Joe and Magnus are on the opposite side. They will fight each other this Sunday!
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces this next contest. Music plays and here comes Daniels. As he jogs down the ramp, the crowd boos. He has a very cocky look on his face as he can already predict he will win this match. Music hits and here comes the X-Division Champion, Austin Aries. The crowd cheers as he comes to the ring. He has the title around his waist as he enters the ring.
Daniels vs. Austin Aries in the Best of 3 Series
The bell sounds and they move around the ring. They lock-up and Austin works on the arm of Daniels and then applies a side headlock. Daniels gets out and works on the arm of Austin. Austin rolls out and works on the arm and then applies the side headlock again. Daniels lifts him up and Austin lands on his feet behind Daniels. He applies the headlock again. Daniels whips him into the ropes. Austin spins around and then hits Daniels in the head on both sides to band the ear drums. Daniels backs Austin up in the corner and applies the shoulder blocks. They get out of the ring and Daniels quickly loses his steam as Austin does a arm drag takedown. Austin gets up and taunts as he lays down on the top rope in the corner. Daniels runs to him and Austin gets out of the way. He continues to attack. He gets to the top rope and Daniels runs over to him to make him fall on the corner. Daniels does a huge right hand and Austin falls off the top. Daniels does a hard irish whip and Austin falls after hitting the corner. Daniels continues with a headlock and then a backbreaker hold. Austin hits Daniels in the head with multiple knees and gets out of it. Austin rolls out of the ring. Daniels gets on the apron and does a split legged moonsault and misses as Austin slides in the ring. He runs and does a suicide dive. Austin gets in and gets Daniels up. He rams him into the corner. He gets Daniels down in the middle of the ring and elbows him. He covers but Daniels kicks out. Daniels is put in the corner and Austin runs to him but Daniels jumps up and does a roll-up. He uses the tights and the referee notices.
Austin then counters with a roll-up but he uses the tights too. Both get up and Daniels levels Austin. He runs to the corner and goes to the top for the BME but Austin rolls out. Both get up and Austin puts Daniels in the corner. He runs to him and does a huge dropkick or double knee into the chest/head of Daniels. He brings him out, lifts him up and drops him down on his head. Austin covers and wins! Austin gets his arm raised as he holds his title with the crowd cheering in the background. Winner: Austin Aries
The steel cage is being set-up in the middle of the ring. As it is, Jeff Hardy’s music hits. He comes out as the crowd cheers. He gets in the ring with the cage being set-up. Jeff grabs a mic. He thanks the fans for cheering. He says it all started when Kurt Angle cost him the TNA World Title. It will all end inside the steel cage. Kurt will not be able to run or hide. It’s only them two. They will make history. They will hurt each other. He says he loves it. He calls out his creatures and they cheer. He drops the mic and lets his music plays. He leaves the ring and interacts with the fans.
A video plays that was filmed last week. It has James Storm in the back with his two country friends behind him. Roode attacked them last week. James says he can’t wait to get his hands on Roode. His friends then speak as they can’t wait for Storm to attack him. James tells them they should go and get some cold ones.
The camera is in the back with Eric Young as he is gearing up for his wedding. Just then, Sarita and Rosita walk up to Eric. They mention how he will no longer be free after he is married and he won’t be able to look around. They try to convince him not to go through with it as they start to loosen their robes. He is hesitant and then knows that he is marrying ODB for sure and leaves quickly. Both say bye.
The steel cage is finished being built around the ring. The ring is all decked out and with a pastor in the ring behind a podium. Soft music plays as Eric Young comes on stage. He walks down the ramp. He checks out the cage and then walks up the stairs. He has a blue jacket and pants on. He styled his hair and his beard is rocking! He has his stylish glasses on and is ready to make this happen. The wedding music plays for the bride. She doesn’t show up though. The music stops and the crowd boos. ODB’s music plays and she finally comes out. She raises the flowers and fireworks explode behind her. She walks down the ramp in her camouflage dress. Eric holds down the ropes for her as she enters. After both are in, the door is locked behind them. Eric checks the door as he is curious to see if he could get out safely or not. He moves to the center of the ring. They join hands as the pastor introduces them with their bizarre names. He goes on to state the steel cage is quite symbolic. He says it is their marriage about locked up and sturdy. Before they get to the vows, both prepared a video to show their love for each other. It plays to some love music and different affects on the film. It shows all of the incidents in the past between both of them. They made it a long way. The video was a big hit. After it ends, the crowd chants, “ODB, ODB, ODB”. The pastor states that both prepared vows for each other and they will read them now. Eric says he will be with ODB always and cherish her, even if she farts. He will also allow ODB to run his feet whenever she wants. He knows she is into that and he cares. He vows to be her tag partner in wrestling and in life. The TNA Knockout Tag Titles are below them. That statement is for now and forever. ODB gives hers now. She promises to not take his last name but will take his ring music. She promises to slap his @ss whenever necessary as he is into that. He promises to give him a buffet of “BAM” whenever he wants. The crowd chants her name again. The pastor asks if anyone is against them being married, speak not or forever hold your peace. Well, here they come! Sarita and Rosita come on stage as Mexican America’s music plays. They object. They said they tried to show Eric what real women are like. Would they rather be with ODB or the best knockout tag champs ever!
Just then, music plays and Rosita takes off her robe. She shakes her thing. Eric looks on while ODB is getting teary eyed. Sarita then takes off her robe and shows her stuff. ODB cries as Sarita shakes it. ODB says she gets it from what both of them have, but they don’t have what she has. She pulls down her dress and shows gives her “BAM”! Eric looks back and forth. The crowd chants, “ODB”. Eric turns and joins hands with ODB. Rosita and Sarita can’t believe it. Eric says she is perfect for him. He has been dreaming of this since he was a little boy. He knows the secret ingredient to make this a perfect wedding. Just then, he takes off his coat and shirt. He then turns around and takes off his pants! Eric turns around to face ODB and the crowd likes what they see. ODB then tells the pastor to strip down. He doesn’t understand and then takes off his coat and shirt. He takes off his pants. Eric says this is perfect. The pastor asks Eric if he takes ODB to be his wife. He says, “Abso-freakin-lutely”! He asks ODB the same and she says, “yeah, BOOM”! They are husband and wife and he can kiss the bride. ODB jumps to Eric and they fall on the mat kissing.
Eric Bischoff’s team is backstage with Ric Flair. Ric talks to Bully while the others are cheering him on. Ric says it is time to take down Hulk-a-mania. Bully can do it. The team agrees as his match is next.
Bobby Roode is backstage. He has the suit men behind him again. Roode says he has no problem meeting James Storm tonight. He says it is personal and he doesn’t have any problem with that.
The camera shows the ring as Bully Ray is already in the ring. AJ Styles’ music plays and here comes AJ. He comes out as sparks fly down from above. Garett Bischoff comes behind him along with Anderson and Austin Aries. They meet AJ with hand shakes and fist pounds. AJ goes to the ring.
Bully Ray vs. AJ Styles in the Best of 3 Series
The bell rings and they move around. They get ready and go to lock-up but Ray hides under the ropes. It shows Eric Bischoff’s team out at ringside too, along with Eric. AJ and Ray lock-up this time and Ray puts AJ in the corner. He goes to slap AJ’s chest, but he moves and Ray hits the corner. They go to tie up again and Ray puts AJ in the corner. He goes for another chop but AJ missed. He turns around and punches Ray. Ray looks on at his opposing team. They go to tie up again and AJ applies a side headlock. He works on it but Ray lifts him up and hits a back suplex. Ray gets up and punches AJ right in the head. Ray goes into the ropes and AJ is able to slide away. Ray comes back and AJ hits a huge dropkick. Both get up and AJ goes to closeline Ray over the top rope, but AJ can’t. He goes to the apron and Ray does a huge big boot. It knocks AJ down. AJ slowly gets up and Ray pulls him in the ring. He applies a bear hug. AJ tries to get out of it by hitting Ray in the head. He does multiple times. He runs back into the ropes and Ray lifts him up for a huge back body drop. AJ gets up and Ray goes after him but Ray can’t attack and falls right down on the mat. Both slowly get up and AJ hits Ray in the head. Ray fights back but AJ continues with punches and closelines. Ray goes into the corner and AJ runs and jumps to smash him. He climbs it and goes for the tornado DDT but Ray pushes him away. AJ comes to him but he lifts him up and smashes him down. He covers but AJ kicks out. Ray climbs the corner. AJ gets up and climbs too. He does a hurricanrona from the top. He covers Ray but he kicks out!!
Ray tells AJ to back up. AJ stands there while team Eric pulls AJ’s leg and he falls on his face. Team Eric and Team Garett fight at ringside from that. AJ and Ray get up and Ray hits the pele. He covers and the referee finally notices. He covers but Ray kicks out. AJ gets up and goes a baseball slide to the opposing team. As he does, Ray pulls out a chain that he had on him. AJ gets on the apron. He jumps on the ropes and flies. He goes to closeline Ray but Ray punches him with the chain. He then throws it on the floor. He covers AJ and gets the win. Eric and his team celebrate. Winner: Bully Ray
Just then, Hulk Hogan’s music plays. He comes out and the crowd roars. Hogan gets on the stage and has a mic. He says the match at Lockdown will no longer be a 4 on 4 but a 5 on 5 now. He gives Eric 3 minutes to come up with another person. Eric is panicking as he says that is not enough time.
Impact Wrestling comes back and Hogan is in the ring. He tells Eric that the time is up. Ric wants to attack Hogan. He wants to get in there and attack him. Eric tells Ric that he knows Flair can take Hogan out. He knows Ray, Gunner, and the others can take him out, but he asks Ric to let him (Eric) be the 5th man so he can watch Garett’s body crumble in the ring at Lockdown. Hogan says that is predictable Eric. Hogan states that he is taking his GM spot very seriously. He says he accidentally told Garett about him changing the match to 5 on 5. Garett got a little extra time and he picked him. He does the signal for R-V-D! Music plays and here comes The Whole F’n Show! Rob Van Dam comes out ons tags and down the ramp as the crowd cheers. Eric and his team are quite nervous now. They look on while Garett smiles.
A video plays hyping up the Bobby Roode vs. James Storm match at Lockdown. This is just another video in the great series of videos promoting the match. It has James Storm speaking about Roode. He states that he carried Roode to the titles and made him who he was. It has Roode speak after and says he has accomplished more without James than with him. There is nothing he won’t do to keep that title with him. Roode is not going to hold back. At Lockdown, it is over. James Storm says it has been 10 years to build a company. 4 years to build a friendship. It was only one bottle to end it all. In three days, the the talking is over.
The show returns and Mike Tenay and Taz run down the card for Lockdown, which will air this Sunday! To find out the full line-up of TNA’s Lockdown, check right here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com this weekend!
Gail Kim’s music plays and she comes out with the TNA Knockout Title over her shoulder. Madison Rayne is at her side with the crowd on her head. After they are in the ring, Mickie James comes out. The crowd cheers. After she gets in the ring, Velvet Sky makes her way out. The crowd cheers again. No pigeons are let out tonight!
Gail Kim and Madison Rayne vs. Mickie James and Velvet Sky
Rayne and Mickie start the match. The crowd chants, “Mickie” while Madison waves like a queen. They lock-up and Madison grabs Mickie’s arm, but she does a cartwheel to get out of it. She hits Rayne, but Rayne comes back and knocks Mickie right down. Rayne tags Gail in. She enters and Mickie drops Gail right down on the mat and Mickie pops up. She tags Sky while Gail gets up and tags Rayne. They fight as Sky is whipped into the ropes and then kicks Rayne right in the chest as she was bending over. As the referee goes over to Mickie, Gail enters and knocks Sky down. Madison continues the assault and then tags Gail. Mickie is tagged in too. Gail gets in and attacks Mickie. Mickie is whipped into the corner as Gail and Rayne both work on her. Gail is whipped into Mickie but Mickie moves and Gail goes right into the corner. Mickie slowly comes to and tags Sky. Gail is up and sets back. Sky attacks Gail. As she does, Rayne gets in to stop the cover that she has on Gail. Sky gets up and DDTs Rayne. Gail rolls out and grabs her title to leave but Mickie grabs her and rolls her in. Mickie hits Gail with the In Yo Face and gets the win. That ending becomes the Direct Impact of the Night. Winners: Velvet Sky and Mickie James
James Storm’s music plays. He comes on stage as the crowd pops. He has a suit jacket, a different style, but still has his sunglasses. He walks up the steps and gets in the ring. He grabs a mic. Bobby Roode’s music hits and here comes the TNA World Champion. He gets on stage with the suit men behind him. He slowly walks down the ramp. The crowd boos him as he gets in the ring with the TNA World Title over his shoulder. He has the style of the suit he always wears.
James talks and brings back a time where they both traveled together. He tells a story of when they where going to Japan and mentioned about challenging for the TNA World Title. They both laughed then because they thought it wouldn’t happen. James brings up their success as a tag team and footage is shown then being a team. Roode gets on the mic and says he is not going to forget about Beer Money. He says it was one of the best times in his career and in his life. There is another proud moment in his life though. It was just last year. It was when they put their tag team aspirations to the side and both were entered in the Bound for Glory Tournament. They were in the Final Four. Footage shows the matches back then. Roode says he went on and defeated the man that defeated James. He went on to wrestle at Bound for Glory for the title while James sat in the back and didn’t do anything. James said he remembers doing something. He says he was sitting there, drinking beer, watching the monitor and seen Roode lose. He then beat the man who beat Roode in a record time. Roode says he actually does remember that as James’ title reign was so short. James remembers it like it was yesterday as he beat James for the title. He became the “It” factor of professional wrestling and the voice of the selfish generation. James says he is glad he brought that up as that was the night Roode hit James with the beer bottle. That was the point where he destroyed Beer Money and the friendship. Roode yells and says there wasn’t any friendship. 10 years ago, they hated each there. The only reason why Beer Money was successful was because of each other’s passion. They hate each other and James knows it. James supported his family off of Roode’s talent and James is jealous of it.
James says family and friends still mean something where he comes from. He starts to yell. He doesn’t sell out for money. He does this for his family and for all of the fans. He says his super kick leg is getting tired of going back down memory lane. In 3 days, they will face each other inside a Steel Cage and it will be in James’ hometown and his family and friends. Roode doesn’t care about his hillbilly wife and redneck kids. Both take off their coats as each get heated up. James says Roode will need a miracle to walk out of the cage. Roode brings up James’ famous quote and says he will need all the luck he can get to beat him as he will have to do it for his dead brothers and dead father. Both drop their mics and get right in the face of each other. Both are nose to nose as the show fades.
4/9 RAW Breakdown: Cena vs. Otunga, Three Stooges Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/11/2012 at 08:20 PM
- As noted before, Monday's RAW Supershow from Washington, DC drew a 3.10 rating with 4.29 million viewers. RAW this week was third for the night on cable. This week's show was down 21% from the 5.46 million viewers of the week after WrestleMania in 2011. That says a lot because last year there was no big bombshell along the lines of Brock Lesnar's return.
In the segment breakdown, Santino Marella & Brodus Clay vs. Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger lost 99,000 viewers from the opener. A backstage segment with John Laurinaitis, The Miz and John Cena plus Santino looking for The Three Stooges and R-Truth vs. Cody Rhodes gained 255,000 viewers. Lord Tensai vs. Yoshi Tatsu lost 415,000 viewers.
The segment between CM Punk and Chris Jericho at 10pm gained 379,000 viewers for a 3.19 quarter rating. Punk vs. Mark Henry and the post-match angle with Chris Jericho giving a beer bath to Punk as well as the Alberto Del Rio vs. Zack Ryder lost 169,000 viewers. The segment with The Three Stooges lost 240,000 viewers and was the low point of the show at a 2.90 quarter rating.
The backstage interview with Brock Lesnar gained 423,000 viewers. The main event with John Cena vs. David Otunga and the Lesnar run-in gained 301,000 viewers. This is considered a weak overrun rating at a 3.42.
- Earlier reports suggested The Undertaker will work several more WrestleMania events as long as he is able to but another source expects him to work just next year's show in New Jersey. Taker's left shoulder was in bad shape and he was banged up when the Hell in a Cell match with Triple H was over at WrestleMania 28. However, reports were that he came out of Hell in a Cell less injured than he came out of the WrestleMania 27 match.
Regarding Triple H's status, he will wrestle sparingly from here on out as office work is taking a priority. The belief is that he will still do some matches from time to time
NXT on hulu.com Taped 4/10/12 in Hampton, Virginia.
Before the match, Watson complained about Maxine's presence, and Regal stood up from the announce table and instructed her to stay away from the ring. Maxine joined Matthews and Regal on commentary.
1. Percy Watson vs. Johnny Curtis (w/ Maxine). Watson quickly took control and hit a flurry of arm drags and dropkicks. Watson hit a leg drop for a two count. Maxine began to flirt with Regal at ringside. Regal ended up taking his headset off and speaking with Maxine.
Watson became distracted, and Curtis knocked him to the floor as the show went to break… [C]
Back from the break, Curtis continued to work over Watson as Regal spoke about a problem with Matt Striker. Curtis began to target Watson's arm and hit a leg drop on Watson's arm from the second rope.
Curtis went for the spot again but Watson punched him repeatedly and hit an arm drag. Watson ran through his offense again as Regal left with Maxine. Watson became distracted again and Curtis rolled him up for the three count…
Johnny Curtis defeated Percy Watson in 8:44.
Maxine ran into Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks backstage. They asked if she lived up to her end of the bargain and Maxine asked where Striker is located. They said they would tell her as soon as they made sure she lived up to her end of the bargain.
Reks and Hawkins left as Kaitlyn and Derrick Bateman showed up. Maxine turned on the waterworks in order to try and get him to help, and he and Kaitlyn decided to assuage their boredom by getting involved… [C]
Ryan's Rant: That match was ok. There were some fun spots, but the story was obviously focused on Maxine and the Striker saga rather than the match's participants and the action in the ring. The stories on NXT continue to be silly, but the participants are so committed to the silliness that it is at least entertaining.
Tamina was shown walking backstage when she ran into Titus O'Neill. O'Neill tried to get back into her good graces with a coconut tree, and Tamina was quickly back to liking him. Darren Young walked up and he was obviously upset with O'Neill's actions. When Tamina left, O'Neill revealed that he wasn't even interested in Tamina, but he just wanted to prove that he was better than Young…
Elsewhere, Bateman and Kaitlyn discussed the good old days before they stumbled upon Striker's holding chambers. Striker freaked out for a bit until he realized he was being saved. Striker was holding Hawkins' cane and he refused to go see a doctor… [C]
Ryan's Rant: I haven't enjoyed the Tamina act since they tried making her more like her father and being completely void of intelligence. She's just no longer a convincing character. Decent work by the rest of the people in this segment, but NXT tends to try and cram too many angles into one short segment.
The Raw Rebound focused on the progressions in the Lesnar/Cena feud…
Hawkins and Reks were arguing backstage until regal approached them and apologized. He ran through all of the regal-isms he used against them in the weeks prior before asking where Striker was. Regal warned them that if anything happened to Striker, there would be severe consequences. Hawkins and Res were mortified to discover Striker had escaped. Maxine and Curtis showed up to gloat about the tables being turned… [C]
A video package covering the Tyson Kidd vs. Michael McGillicutty feud aired…
2. Michael McGillicutty vs. Tyson Kidd. Kidd took control early and kept McGillicutty on the floor, but Kidd flew and McGillicutty caught Kidd in the ring apron before the show went to commercial... [C]
Back from the break, McGillicutty remained in control. Kidd had several hope spots, but McGillicutty managed to maintain his momentum throughout the majority of the match.
Kidd eventually, Kidd caught McGillicutty with a series of kicks and attempted to lock in the Sharpshooter. McGillicutty kicked him off, but Kidd came back with a flying neckbreaker form the top rope for a near fall. Kidd went for a springboard maneuver but McGillicutty dropkicked him out of the air.
McGillicutty went for the McGillicutter but Kidd reversed it into a roll-up. McGillicutty kicked out and nailed Kidd with a Saito suplex. McGillicutty locked in the Sharpshooter on Kidd. Kidd made the ropes.
McGillicutty went for the Fishermen's Suplex but Kidd wrapped McGillicutty up in what looked to be a cross between a Sharpshooter and an armbar; very innovative submission hold that led to the tap out from McGillicutty.
- The return of Brock Lesnar to WWE has people wondering if it will help the career of Michael McGillicutty as Lesnar and McGillicutty's father Curt Hennig were very close friends. As of last week there hadn't been any discussion about pushing McGillicutty but it's said that Lesnar's clout can't hurt McGillicutty's standing with the company.
On a related note, McGillicutty worked his NXT match last night against Tyson Kidd with a case of food poisoning. The match received rave reviews from people backstage including "Road Dogg" BG James. Kidd vs. McGillicutty will air today on NXT.
This Week's WWE Raw Rating Is In Posted by Andy Steven on 04/10/2012 at 06:34 PM
Following the return of Brock Lesnar, this past Monday’s edition of WWE Raw scored a 3.1 cable rating. This is down from last week's 3.43 rating. The show did 4.29 million viewers, down from 5.01 million last week.
Scott Steiner Continues Trashing TNA Executives Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/11/2012 at 01:18 PM
Scott Steiner, who parted ways with TNA Wrestling two weeks ago, has continued to fire off messages on his Twitter account trashing his former employer's brain trust, particularly Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and Bruce Prichard. He says TNA is sinking under their watch and their tactics have instilled fear among employees. "Big Poppa Pump" also sounds off on TNA not acknowledging the ratings success of Indian based promotion Ring Ka King, the Abyss brother storyline, Garett Bischoff, cutting costs in catering and more. Steiner says:
With all the media coverage via U tube,http://GQ.com and the 40 billboards of me thruout India covering Ring ka King
Isnt it strange that Tna mentiond very little about it thats bcuz Pritchard hogan n bitchoff
Were pissd bcuz it did so well drawing 14 mill viewers n they had nothin to do with it
U couldnt talk about it at the office or tweet about it.THINK ABOUT THAT! We went to India for Tna but Tna did very lil coverage of it
Bcuz these idiots were pissed they had nothing to do with the success of it..so they tried to bury the ppl who went over there
They tried to bury me they imediately startd beating morgan,they couldnt bury Magnus bcuz
They had sent him home when they first came in,so they startd using him bcuz nxt trip to India
They'll say he cant go ..Magnus is 25 yrs he can talk,wrestle and he looks great why would they send him home for about a year
Oh,yeah bcuz Garrett is 28 yrs has had less than 10 matches has great sideburns cant throw a clothline
And is the future of wrestling f***! But the guy they r burying the worst is abyss.f***ing why!
They made him take off his mask cut his hair n walk around sayin he is abyss's brother
Which makes everybody look stupid,like we dont know what abyss looks like,what he never took off his mask
Why...abyss has bn there from the begining n is a nice guy...but they just f*** with everybody bcuz they r assholes
As soon as these assholes took over they built up a barrier where u could no longer talk to dixie u had to talk Bruce
We all thought pritchard is a prick n didnt want to talk to him.but those who tried to contact dixie either got ignored or reprimended
Not sure how pritchard hogan n bitchoff convinced dixie to turn her back on the ppl who built up Tna
And listen to the 3 jackoffs that are sinking Tna..wrestling has always bn about ratings ratings ratings
Ratings are like a scoreboard,there isnt one coach that looks at the scoreboard at the end of the game
And wonders who won..and since these guys came to tna the ratings suckd and still do !!!!!!
So was is it so hard to figure out who is the problem
Since they came in ratings are down but costs are up,so to cuts cost in other areas to pay for these worthless ratings killers
They cut the money for catering and we startd using paper plates n plastic.f***ing crazy!!!!
Pritchard hogan n bitchoffs tactics were to make everyboby job scared by fn with everybody and turnd tna into a zoo a circus
And just like every good circus u have clowns n midgets ......:..
Preview Thursday's Impact Wrestling on SpikeTV
Preview Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV at 9/8c. If you can't watch it Thursday, make sure to set your DVR to record it so you don't miss any of the action.
- The broadcast will feature the final countdown to the Lockdown Pay-Per-View event
- World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode and challenger "Cowboy" James Storm will have one last face-to-face before their main event match at Lockdown
- Eric Young and ODB get married on Thursday's broadcast in the first-ever Steel Cage Wedding
- Who will Eric Bischoff and Garett Bischoff pick for their Lethal Lockdown teams? Find out Thursday night! We also understand that members from Eric and Garett's team will battle in a Best of 3 Series with the winning team getting the man advantage going into Lethal Lockdown.
- We'll hear from the Motorcity Machine Guns, who challenge for the World Tag team Championship at Lockdown
- In Knockouts Tag Team action, champion Gail Kim and Madison Rayne battle Velvet Sky and Mickie James
All this and much more on Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING broadcast on SpikeTV
Aries Becomes The Longest Reigning TNA Champion In History
April 10, 2012 is Austin
Aries’ 213th day as TNA X Division Champion. That makes him the longest reigning
TNA Champion of all-time. The previous record holders, Beer Money (former TNA
Tag Team Champions), held the gold for 212 days from January 9, 2011 to August
Scott Hall Arrested For Domestic Battery Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/10/2012 at 04:19 PM
Scott Hall was arrested last Friday in Florida following a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend, reports TMZ.com.
According to an arrest report obtained by the website, Hall allegedly choked out his girlfriend in a drunken fit of rage. Hall's girlfriend Lisa Howell says he had been drinking "for days" when they got into an argument Friday evening.
Howell says she got into her car to drive away from the residence, and in a blind rage, Hall grabbed her by the throat and tried to pull her out of the driver's seat. When confronted by police, Hall appeared heavily intoxicated with an "unknown white secretion flowing from both sides of his mouth." He denied getting violent.
Police observed several signs of physical injury on Howell, including red marks around her neck, so Hall was placed under arrest for domestic battery. His arrest required two sets of handcuffs due to his large stature.
Hall could not be immediately booked in jail because he was too intoxicated. He was taken to a nearby hospital to receive medical clearance before he was booked in Seminole County's John E. Polk Correctional Facility.
Howell has refused to press charges against Hall. TMZ says it's unclear if the case will move forward in court.
Scott Hall Arrested Again in Florida Last Week Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/10/2012 at 12:23 PM
- Scott Hall was arrested again in Seminole County, Florida back on April 6th at 9:31pm by deputies from the Seminole County Sheriff's office. FloridaArrests.com does not list what Hall was arrested for.
This is the same area that Hall was arrested in back in the summer of 2011.
The last we heard on Hall was that he had been admitted back into rehab a few weeks ago. Apparently Hall was let out as the arrest happened just last Friday night.
Cena Bloodied Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/09/2012 at 10:46 PM
- During the opening segment of WWE Raw tonight, John Cena’s mouth was bloodied during the melee. Jerry Lawler said on commentary that Cena lost a few teeth. A close-up of Cena’s bloody face was shown as the segment concluded.
CM Punk Too Small To Face Lesnar? Posted by Andy Steven on 04/09/2012 at 04:13 PM
– CM Punk has been mentioned as a potential opponent for Brock Lesnar but there is concern among WWE officials as to whether it would be an equal match-up due to their difference in size. Lesnar is seen as a “beast” whereas Punk is considered relatively skinny for a top level WWE Superstar. Furthermore, management wants Lesnar’s programs to be box office bonanzas and Punk is seen at best fifth in the pecking order, behind The Rock, John Cena, Triple H and Undertaker. There is also concern over Punk’s appearance backstage; he has been described as walking around looking like he just walked out of a car accident. Officials notice this as he often walks around backstage with a heat pack or an ice pack in tow and generally looks beaten and battered.
Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow opens up with hype for Brock Lesnar and the Three Stooges. Michael Cole announces CM Punk vs. Mark Henry for later on. The pyro goes off inside the Verizon Center as Cole and Lawler hype tonight’s show.
- We go to the ring and out comes John Laurinaitis with David Otunga.
Laurinaitis is here to introduce the new face of WWE, he says. Someone who is not here to entertain the fans. Laurinaitis calls this man a pure athlete and keeps putting him over. We see a video from last week of Brock Lesnar returning to take out John Cena.
We come back and Laurinaitis says Lesnar will face Cena at Extreme Rules and bring back legitimacy to WWE. Laurinaitis introduces Lesnar and out he comes.
The crowd applauds as Lesnar takes the mic. He thanks Laurinaitis for having the wisdom to bring legitimacy back to WWE. The crowd boo’s. John Cena’s music hits immediately and out he comes.
Cena smiles before walking up and smacking Lesnar in the face. Lesnar tackles Cena and they go at it. Officials and Otunga try to break things up. The locker room empties out and Superstars flood the ring trying to break things up. They get separated and John Cena’s mouth is busted open bad. Cena is bleeding as he leaps across the ring and tries to attack Lesnar again. Superstars keep the two separated. Lesnar breaks through this time and hits Cena with a right. They go back to brawling as everyone tries to break it up. Finally Lesnar is dragged out of the ring. Cena is still smirking with a bloody mouth. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and Laurinaitis is yelling at Teddy Long backstage, blaming him for everything. Teddy was told to keep John Cena in control. Laurinaitis tells Teddy to go get an explanation from Cena. Eve Torres walks in and wants to talk with Laurinaitis. He tells her to make an appointment and they will have a one-on-one in Stamford. Eve tells him to call her and walks off.
Brodus Clay and Santino Marella vs. Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler
Back from the break and out comes Brodus Clay. He’s joined by the WWE United States Champion Santino Marella. We see clips from last week where Clay came to the defense of Santino against Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler. Vickie Guerrero comes out next and introduces Ziggler and Swagger.
Santino starts things out with Ziggler and holds his leg. Ziggler with a roll up for 1. Ziggler takes Santino down and covers for another 1 count. Santino arm drags Dolph and works on the arm. Dolph drops Santino and tags in Swagger as Clay also comes in. Clay comes in and takes control of Swagger.
Swagger blocks the belly to belly suplex and takes Clay down. Swagger with offense and a 2 count. We go to commercial with Swagger working Clay over on the ropes.
Back from the break and Ziggler has Santino in control. Elbow drop and a 2 count by Ziggler as Swagger comes back in. Swagger puts a knee to Santino’s back and keeps him on the mat. Santino tries to make a comeback but SWagger slams him to the mat for another 2 count. Dolph comes back in and gets rolled up for 2. Ziggler connects with a clothesline for another 2 count. Ziggler keeps Santino grounded on the mat as the crowd chants for Clay.
Clay comes in and runs over Ziggler with clotheslines and a headbutt. Clay with the overhead suplex and big splash on Ziggler for the win.
Winners: Brodus Clay and Santino Marella
- More with Laurinaitis yelling at Teddy backstage. Johnny wants to know where John Cena is. Cena walks in, mouth still bloody. Cena says he likes to hit and likes to be hit. Cena says he’s just getting warmed up and will handle his business at Extreme Rules against Lesnar. Cena says he wants to compete tonight and tells Laurinaitis to pick his opponent. Laurinaitis tells Teddy to go inform David Otunga that he will face Cena tonight.
- Santino Marella is walking backstage. He asks Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins if they have seen the Three Stooges. They blow him off and he walks away. Santino continues looking for the Stooges.
- We see footage from CM Punk vs. Mark Henry last week. Henry will get his rematch for the WWE Title tonight. Back to commercial.
- Santino Marella is still backstage looking for the Stooges. He walks up on Kane just standing there in a hallway. Santino hurries off.
R-Truth vs. Cody Rhodes
We go to the ring and out comes R-Truth for the next match. His opponent Cody Rhodes is out next.
The bell rings and they lock up. Back and forth until Truth clotheslines him and takes control. Cody with a dropdown right hand. Cody nails an Alabama Slam and Big Show’s music hits. The Intercontinental Champion comes out and shows us a video of Cody losing last week due to Show’s distraction. This time, Cody turns around and goes back to work on Truth but gets hit with Little Jimmy for the win.
- More of Santino backstage looking for the Stooges. He comes upon a big box labeled “Fragile” and think it’s a care package sent from his mama in Italy. He opens the box and out comes the Three Stooges with typical Stooge comedy. Santino shows them how to do the Cobra and walks off, wishing them good luck. We go to commercial.
Lord Tensai vs. Yoshi Tatsu
Back from the break and Yoshi Tatsu is waiting in the ring as Lord Tensai makes his way out with Sakamoto right behind him.
They go to lock up but Tensai hits a series of chops to the head. Tensai drops down on Tatsu’s arm. Tatsu tries to fight back but Tensai drops him. An “Albert” chant breaks out as Tensai beats Tatsu down in the corner with headbutts. Tensai hits the big double underhook slam and a splash. Tensai with a big splash in the corner and a series of elbows in the corner.
Tensai hits his sitdown powerbomb and grabs Tatsu but the referee stops the match because Tatsu is out.
Winner: Lord Tensai
- After the match, Tensai spits a mist on his hand and applies the claw to Tatsu. Tensai drops Tatsu again, this time with the claw applied and holds it until his music hits.
- Back from the break and we see footage of Chris Jericho attacking CM Punk last week.
- We go to the ring and out comes Punk. He’s pissed off and grabs a mic.
Punk says straight edge isn’t a concept that everyone gets. He says he’s heard it his whole life. Punk talks about the choice to be straight edge and calls it a way of life. Punk talks about how he’s the best in the world and the crowd chants his name. Punk brings up Chris Jericho and their feud, the insults about his family and the match at WrestleMania 28. Punk says Jericho had to take it 1 step further and do what he did last week.
Punk says the only thought he had last week while laying on the ground was that he smelled exactly like his father did. Punk goes on but is interrupted by Chris Jericho on the big screen. Jericho says Punk looks a little green this week and asks if he’s still hungover. Jericho goes on taunting Punk about being drunk. Punk says Jericho can’t break him. All he broke last week was a bottle. Punk says Jericho made the biggest mistake of his life. Punk is going to take every bad memory and bad emotion he has and use it against Jericho. Punk says it’s no longer about being the best in the world. It’s about kicking Jericho’s ass.
WWE Title Match: Mark Henry vs. CM Punk
Mark Henry’s music hits and out he comes for tonight’s WWE Title match.
Back from the break and here we go. Punk unloads on Henry and tries to take him off his feet. Henry knocks Punk out of the air. Punk rolls out to the floor and Henry follows. Punk grabs a monitor and hits Henry with it for the DQ.
Winner by DQ: Mark Henry
- After the match, Chris Jericho comes walking down the ramp with two twelve packs of beer but Henry attacks Punk from behind. Henry brings Punk in the ring and hits him with World’s Strongest Slams. Jericho enters the ring and goes to pour a beer on Punk. Punk kicks him and fights him off with more kicks. Jericho catches Punk with a Codebreaker and lays him out. Jericho cracks open some beers and starts pouring it all over Punk. Jericho empties several beers on Punk’s body while talking trash. Officials come down to clear the ring but Jericho is still tossing beer on Punk. Punk tries to get up and finally does but runs right into another Codebreaker.
Zack Ryder vs. Alberto Del Rio
Back from the break and out comes Zack Ryder. Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction as Alberto Del Rio comes driving into the arena next.
The bell rings and Del Rio unloads on Ryder. Del Rio takes control and then beats Ryder down in the corner. Del Rio charges but runs into boots from Ryder. Ryder hits the Broski Boot and goes for the Ruff Ryder. Del Rio blocks it and throws him in the corner. Del Rio applies the cross armbreaker and gets the quick win as Ryder taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- The Stooges are backstage slapping each other some more. Apparently they’re headed to the arena as we go back to commercial.
- Back from commercial and out come two of the Stooges. Hulk Hogan’s Real American theme hits next and out comes Larry dressed as Hulk Hogan. The crowd boo’s them. Larry starts impersonating Hulk Hogan and plugging the new Three Stooges movie that hits theaters on Friday. Kane’s music hits and out he comes.
Kane makes the ring explode and the Stooges get scared. Moe and Curly run off. Larry tries to Hulk up but Kane chokeslams him to end it.
- We see footage from earlier of Mark Henry and Chris Jericho beating up CM Punk. Josh Mathews is backstage with Henry for an explanation. Henry says he’s beat Punk by count out and DQ two weeks in a row. Next week it will be a No DQ, No Count Out match against Punk for the WWE Title. Back to commercial.
- Josh Mathews is backstage with Brock Lesnar and asks him if he’s proud to be back in WWE. Lesnar says he’s proud of everything he does. He talks about leaving WWE 8 years ago and going to UFC. Lesnar says UFC’s success was built on his blood, sweat and tears. Lesnar says Cena couldn’t hold his jockstrap in a million years and he proved that earlier tonight. Lesnar says he isn’t here to make friends. He’s a war machine and an ass kicker.
- We get a video looking at the “End of an Era” match at WrestleMania 28 with Triple H, The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.
David Otunga vs. John Cena
We go to the ring and out comes David Otunga and John Laurinaitis for tonight’s main event. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and here comes John Cena. The bell rings and Cena tells Laurinaitis to get off his phone and watch the match. They lock up and Cena goes behind. Otunga works on the arm and Cena fights out. They trade some holds again before breaking. Otunga kicks Cena in the gut now and takes it to the corner. Cena fights right out and unloads with offense. Cena misses a splash in the corner and goes down to the mat. Otunga mounts Cena with right hands and drops elbows.
Otunga hits a big clothesline and keeps control of Cena. Otunga poses as the crowd boos. Otunga with another clothesline in the corner and a shoulder off the ropes for a 2 count. Otunga with more offense and more posing. Cena takes advantage and comes back with his usual set of moves. Cena with the Five Knuckle Shuffle and some words for Laurinaitis. Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment on Otunga and applies the STF for the win.
Winner: John Cena
- Brock Lesnar appears out of nowhere and drops Cena from behind with a low blow. Cena gets up and Lesnar lays him out with the F5. Lesnar heads to the ramp and looks back down at Cena as RAW goes off the air.
"The pair are being billed as former WWE stars for an autograph session at Frank and Sons in California on May 19th, according to the Wrestling Observer. The autograph session is being handled by American Icon Autographs.
Speaking to Diva Dirt in a phone conversation, American Icon Autographs president Sean Jacoby claims that the twins’ WWE contracts are set to expire on April 30th and they won’t be re-signing. He adds that he is currently handling their post-WWE bookings including the May 19th autograph session."
PWInsider reports that a source outside the WWE has confirmed that the Bellas have given their notice and will be done with the company by the end of the month.
Steiner Continues Trashing TNA Executives Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/09/2012 at 01:06 PM
Scott Steiner, who parted ways with TNA Wrestling two weeks ago, has continued to fire off messages on his Twitter account trashing his former employer's brain trust, particularly Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. He slams Hogan and Bischoff for their unprofessional behavior and also takes shots at their children, Brooke Hogan and Garett Bischoff. Steiner wrote Sunday evening:
* U R a fool Hogan-U n bischoff arrogantly came into Tna n disrespected n shit on evrybdy bhind closed doors n in the media
* N u didnt think u were going to piss ppl off
* U unprofessional mothrf***'rs attackd AJ,Roode,Angle n Borash n the media,but to attack Angle professionally n personally was bullshit
* Which i will address later,YOU,bischoff n pritchard book the show,tell me how u lobbying yurself to get me back,U lying piece of shit
* No believes yur bullshit,U see money n talent in me really,U also think bitchoffs son is the future of wrestling f*** U
* Yur an idiot,U intro me to yur family n im nice doesnt mean i give a f*** about u N and yur bust-out family
* Put yur daughter on the corner n see if she can earn money on her back bcuz she cant sing or dance
* U dont know....u dont know who i am and what im capable of..yur creative control wont help u in real life situations
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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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