– A rumor surfaced days ago on Twitter that Dustin “Goldust” Runnels, who has been working behind the scenes for WWE, has been released from his contract with the sports entertainment organization. He also began promoting a new Twitter account last week, @DRHODES_SAYS. Adding further suspicion to his status with the company, WWE.com transferred his profile from the Raw Superstars section to the Alumni section on Friday. The organization has not issued an announcement concerning Runnels being released.
- Evan Bourne noted on Twitter that he will be getting the pins removed from his foot in two more weeks. Bourne is still wearing a cast on his arm but was able to do a push-up on Monday for the first time in six weeks.
TNA Impact Wrestling Quarter Hour Ratings For May 3 2012 Today, 12:10 AM Posted by ILWyep in Latest TNA Wrestling News & Rumors
Q1: Impact opened with a 0.97 rating for the show-opening confrontation between Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan following a video package. There was one commercial that followed Flair-Hogan. The quarter-hour rating was well-below the standard average, but showed improvement compared to the previous three shows, which went 0.83, 0.87, and 0.88 in Q1. (Overall, down 17.6% vs. 2011-Q1 average)
Q2: Impact increased slightly to a first-hour-high 1.00 rating for the Knockouts tag match of Velvet Sky & Tessmacher vs. Gail Kim & Madison Rayne. There was also one commercial, followed by the beginning of RVD's in-ring promo. (down 13.5% vs. 2011-Q2 average)
Q3: Impact dipped back to the Q1 rating - 0.97 - for a confrontation between Van Dam and Bobby Roode, Devon vs. Robbie E., and one-and-a-half commercial breaks. (down 16.8% vs. 2011-Q3 average)
Q4: Impact dipped slightly to a 0.95 rating for a Gut Check backstage segment evaluating the show within the show, a Hogan backstage segment, and one-and-a-half commercial breaks. (down 15.5% vs. 2011-Q4 average)
Q5: Impact increased slightly to a show-high 1.03 rating for a five-minute Jeff Hardy vs. RVD match that could have meant more if promoted in-advance. There was also a standard commercial break and backstage segments following RVD-Hardy. During this four-week swoon, Q5 has scored 1.11, 1.14, 1.10, and now 1.03. (Overall, down 16.4% vs. 2011-Q5 average)
Q6: Impact dipped slightly to a 0.98 rating for Austin Aries's and Bully Ray's latest confrontation, one commercial, and the first-half of Magnus & Samoa Joe & Styles vs. Angle & Kazarian & Daniels. (down 16.4% vs. 2011-Q6 average)
Q7: Impact dipped slightly to a 0.96 rating for the second-half of the six-man tag match, one commercial break, and the Gut Check in-ring segment with Ric Flair, Al Snow, Bruce Prichard, and Alex Silva. This was the lowest rating of the second hour, although it's not much since the entire hour was down. (down 15.8% vs. 2011-Q7 average)
Q8: Impact increased slightly to an even 1.00 rating for the main event of Bobby Roode vs. Mr. Anderson, plus one commercial break. It was in the middle of the Q8 pattern over the past four weeks - 1.00, 0.96, 1.02, and now 1.00. (down 15.1% vs. 2011-Q8 average)
- For Ring ka King, it all comes down to whether or not Endemol and the Colors Network want to order another season. The ratings were considered good but not great so it's all going to come down to what the partners want. There have been discussions for a second season, but nothing is a go at this time. There have also been discussions about doing similar seasons locally for other countries.
- All Wheels Wrestling was passed on by The Speed Network and was handed off to Fuel TV as a potential project. However, once Fuel was pretty much rebranded as a UFC network as part of the FOX deal with UFC, the decision was made that they didn't want any pro wrestling on the cable network. So, the series is still being bounced around.
- TNA executive Eric Bischoff has responded to Scott Steiner's repeated anti-Hogan/Bischoff/Prichard rants, addressing the comments via his Twitter. After "Big Poppa Pump" wrote Thursday afternoon on the social networking website, "At Shoney's to Go Grand Opening in Buford....awesome food", Eric Bischoff responded:
@ScottSteiner 50+ year old man pitching greasy fried chicken in Buford and wrestling indys in front of 250 fans...bitter? Bischoff feels it's ironic that Steiner complains about young talent not rising in TNA Wrestling while simultaneously ripping his 28-year-old wrestler son Garrett: "Its hard for some guys to move over and let the younger talent rise. Irony? One of Scotts bitches in his 20's and 30's." Bischoff then retweeted comments on his timeline with an anti-Steiner stance, many of which accuse him of drug abuse.
Steiner Talks In Detail About Hogan, Bischoff And Prichard Feud
Former TNA Wrestler Scott Steiner recently spoke with Slam Sports regarding his real life feud with Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and Bruce Prichard. Below is a quick recap:
On why he left TNA: "These guys are just real pieces of s---, man. They just screw with everybody and I got sick of it. I just said f--- it. I'm not going to stand on the sinking ship like I did with WCW and watch all this bulls--- that they did before, I'm watching it again."
"Enough's enough. I was going nuts, man. They treat everybody like s---, disrespect everybody and I had to get out of there. Now I can have a voice for those guys who are still there and tell the truth about them and hopefully people will start realizing what's really going on there. They have buffaloed everybody. They're like con artists, and they're good at it, but the ratings do not lie. Wrestling's always been about ratings, so why aren't they important now?"
On the declining ratings: "Once you run these people off, it's going to take forever (to get them back). They don't understand that, but I've seen it. Once you piss these fans off, then it's too late. It's really close to that point. Look at the ratings for the last TV before (Lockdown). It was horrible. It was abysmal. Are you kidding me? What's going to cause panic in these people? ... These guys have a track record, man. They ran WCW into the ground. You don't think they're going to do the same to TNA?"
On TNA Officials creating a barrier, keeping talent away from Dixie Carter: "They've created a barrier to Dixie. Nobody can talk to Dixie anymore. You have to go talk to Bruce Prichard. Nobody likes him. I can't find a handful that likes Bruce Prichard. He's always been like a gopher boy when I was up in the WWF. That's what he was. Nobody wants to go talk to him. So they've created the barrier so you can't talk to Dixie and tell her what you really think, you have to go through them. But nobody wants to talk to Bruce Prichard."
"She doesn't really know what's going on. So if you try to call Dixie, try to contact her, you get reprimanded, you get in trouble. They try to wall her off. I don't understand how she can turn her back on the guys who built the company up to the ratings that they were and these guys come in and bury the ratings, take TNA to an all-time low and she's listening to these guys? It's crazy. It's crazy. That's the only way I can put it. It's unbelievable. You can ask anybody who's been there. You haven't heard one denial of what I've been saying from those guys, because they can't deny it."
On Garrett Bischoff: "Bischoff comes in and tries to push his stupid-ass son who's only had 10 matches. I mean, come on man. The guy can't even throw a clothesline," Steiner said. "It's not insulting just to me, it's insulting to everybody in that locker room. It's bulls--- because the guy cannot wrestle. He's had less than 10 matches, but the thing is, I've seen this before. It happened in WCW when he tried to push (Ric) Flair's son and he was just as bad. He had just as much experience and couldn't do anything. Where's David Flair at today? Nowhere. And it's going to be the same thing. It's ridiculous. How can you keep on repeating bad history? Dumb motherf------."
On Hogan Burying talent: "I think the one that pissed me off the most is when he attacked Kurt Angle, not only professionally, but he did it personally. The craziest thing is he said Kurt Angle has two left feet. I mean, come on. The guy's an Olympic champion, are you kidding me? Then he crossed the line and attacked Angle's family personally. I know his kids, they're great, they're beautiful kids. Of course, Karen (Jarrett) ripped him a new a--hole and all he could say was, 'Oh, I'm sorry, I got tongue-tied.' Tongue-tied? Are you crazy? That's the thing, Hogan is like a pull-string doll. You pull the string and if he isn't saying, "Take your vitamins and say your prayers,' or 'Brother, brother, brother' or 'Whatchu gonna do?' he sounds like a complete idiot."
"After Karen did that and ripped him, everyone thought Kurt was going to kick his ass. So I'm actually in the locker room. It's me, Sting and Kurt and Hogan comes in and his hands are shaking worse than a Parkinson's patient feeding birds at the park. He's standing by the door and he won't come in. Like he's going to run from Kurt. He must've asked Kurt like five times, 'Hey, are we cool?' Kurt's blowing him off because Kurt's so laid back. He doesn't really give a s--- what Hogan says. I asked him after and we all started laughing, like 'What a f------ c---.' He has the balls to say that on the radio and he's scared, his tail goes between his legs and he walks away. It was laughable. But that's Hogan."
Tonight’s show starts off with comments from Eric Bischoff about how he has to mix his business and personal life because of Garett Bischoff. We are reminded about the stipulation at Lockdown. We see what happened at Lockdown. We go to footage from the farewell of Eric Bischoff, including the port-a-porty. We are live on tape from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida and your announcers are Mike ‘Wizarding World of Dixie Carter’ Tenay and Taz.
Ric Flair is in the ring and he tells Hulk Hogan that he always plays with him. Hogan thinks that Flair is his pawn and in the scheme of things, Flair will always be below him. Flair doesn’t buy that. He doesn’t have to buy that because he is Ric . . . G-O-D . . . Flair.
Last week, Garett Bischoff and Hogan ran off one of the biggest names and established commodities out of the business. He is talking about Eric Bischoff. Flair says that he wants to talk to Hogan because he is pissed off. Flair says that you don’t want to piss off a guy who is wearing a thousand dollar shirt, two thousand dollar shoes, a five hundred dollar alligator belt, and two Hall of Fame rings.
You don’t piss off the wrestling God. He calls out Hogan to see what he’s got.
Flair says that Hogan won’t show up, but we see that Flair is not good with telling the truth because Hulk Hogan’s music plays and Hogan makes his way to the ring.
Flair says that this is good versus evil. Flair says that Hogan is good, beyond the shadow of a doubt but Flair says that he is the baddest man on the planet. He is sick of having Hogan running roughshod on him. Flair wonders if he has to take Dixie Carter back to the Hard Rock again.
Hogan tells Flair, brother, what the deal is. Hogan says that he is not here to fight Flair. Flair says that Hogan is here to boss him around. Hogan says that as the general manager here, it is his priority to step the game up at Impact Wrestling. When Flair talks about bad and evil, he said the wrong name. Flair should have said Eric Bischoff. Eric spread a lot of bad around the company, brother.
Hogan tells Flair that he is taking this seriously, dude, and that he even hung his boots up when the offer came along. Hogan says that there is a chance to make Impact Wrestling have one of the longest runs of any wrestling company and they are here to make it that way. Hogan tells Flair that he does work for him. Since he is Flair’s boss, he will ask Flair to be a judge on Gut Check to try to find the brand new talent that will shape the future of this business.
Hogan says that with Ric Flair in the lead position for Gut Check, they can live forever. They can live through the new talent. They can tell the talent what to do.
Flair says that Hogan is setting him up again.
Hogan tells Flair to do this for the fans. Flair asks who is Hogan talking about.
Hogan wants Flair to help find the up and coming wrestlers.
Flair says that Hogan is telling him, but Hogan says that he is asking him. Flair says that Hogan will force him if he says no. Flair agrees to do it.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we get comments from Velvet Sky and Brooke Tessmacher about getting their shot against Gail for the Knockouts Title. Velvet says that one of them will beat Gail for the title.
Match Number One: Brooke Tessmacher and Velvet Sky versus Gail Kim and Madison Rayne
Gail and Madison attack Brooke and Velvet when they turn their back. Gail sends Velvet into the turnbuckles and then knocks Brooke off the apron. Gail with a forearm but Velvet with a clothesline followed by a facebuster. Velvet with an arm drag out of a wheelbarrow position followed by a head scissors.
Madison hits Velvet from the apron and then Gail chokes Velvet while Madison enters the match. Madison with a choke and Gail tags back in. Gail sends Madison into the corner and then Madison sends Gail into Velvet with a cross body.
Gail with a forearm to Brooke that knocks her off the apron. Madison tags back in and Gail works on the knee followed by a leg lariat for Madison and she gets a near fall. Madison drives Velvet’s head into the mat. Madison with a forearm that knocks Brooke off the apron.
Velvet with a kick and chops but Madison with an eye rake. Gail tags in and connects with a forearm and running clothesline for a near fall. Gail with a forearm to Velvet and then she puts Velvet on the turnbuckles. Gail tries for a rana but Velvet holds on to the ropes. Velvet with a bulldog from the turnbuckles and both women are down.
Brooke tags in and connects with clotheslines and a drop kick. Brooke with a rana to Gail but Gail avoids a belly-to-back suplex and hits a clothesline to stop Brooke’s momentum.
Brooke blocks Eat Defeat. Madison tries to interfere but Velvet takes care of Madison. Gail grabs Brooke’s leg but Brooke hits Eat Defeat for the three count.
Winners: Brooke Tessmacher and Velvet Sky
Rob Van Dam walks through the back as we go to commercial.
We are back with a Tenth Anniversary moment from TNA. It is footage of Raven against Jeff Jarrett from April 2003 when a lot of former ECW guys tried to interfere but to no avail.
Rob Van Dam is in the ring and he has a mic. Rob says that everyone has been entertained by his amazing feats for years. He says that he doesn’t have to tell everyone how great of a wrestler he is, but he will. Rob says that he is Mr. Pay Per View and the man who will beat Bobby Roode to become the next TNA Heavyweight Champion. Rob says that he knows that he will beat Roode because he never lost the title in the first place.
Bobby Roode’s music plays and he makes his way up the ramp. Bobby tells Rob that he feels that Rob is a little overconfident. He says that he knows that Rob’s head is in the clouds most of the time and he has been on hiatus for a while so he wants to remind Rob who he is. Bobby says that he is the ‘It Factor’ of professional wrestling. He is the leader of the Selfish Generation. He is also Rob’s World Champion. He says that he is not any World Champion, he is the most dominant World Champion in the history of Impact Wrestling. He got there by beating guys like A.J. Styles, Jeff Hardy, Sting, and James Storm to name a few.
At Sacrifice, Rob Van Dam’s name will be added to that list. As for tonight, Hulk Hogan has issued a little plan for tonight. Rob gets to choose his opponent while he gets to choose Rob’s opponent.
Bobby wants to know who Rob picked.
Rob says that he thought of a guy Bobby knows well. It is a guy Bobby hit over the head with a beer bottle last month. He will face Ken Anderson.
Bobby says that he has someone in mind and is someone who Rob knows well. Bobby asks Rob if he knows the name Jeff Hardy because he is Rob’s opponent.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Devon versus Robbie T with Robbie E for the Impact Wrestling Television Title
Robbie hits Devon from behind before the bell rings and then he sends Devon into the turnbuckles. Rob with a short arm clothesline and then Rob poses. Rob slaps Devon in the head but Devon with punches and chops. Rob with a back elbow.
Rob with a power slam for a near fall. Rob waits for Devon to get to his feet but Devon with a back elbow and punch followed by a shoulder tackle but Rob stays on his feet. Devon with a flying shoulder tackle and then a splash into the corner and a flying shoulder tackle that finally takes Rob down.
Devon goes up top for a diving head butt and Devon gets a near fall. Devon brings Robbie E into the ring but Rob hits Devon from behind. Devon with a spear but Robbie E hits Devon with the clipboard and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Devon by disqualification
After the match Robbie E stands over Devon with the title belt.
Ric Flair tells Al Snow that he considers him to be a friend and that he is doing this for Hogan. Al says that he has a third judge and it is Bruce Pritchard.
We go to commercial.
We are back with footage from Alex Silva from last week and his match against Robbie E.
We go inside the Gut Check office and Bruce says that he is not sure if Alex’s match last week was his best since he has seen a number of his matches. Flair says that you cannot make chicken salad out of chicken s***. Flair says that he is a twig regardless of how handsome he is. Alex will never be the World Champion of anything. Al says that they are looking at potential. Flair says that Alex will not make any money.
Bruce says that he has seen Silva in different environments and he thrived. In this environment, it was not his best effort. Flair says that he knows that the kid was nervous. Flair says that he is not big enough and he is not going to get you a quarter hour. Bruce asks about the X Division since they aren’t the biggest guys. Flair says that the X Division guys in the company are some of the best athletes in the world and Ric says that he didn’t see that out of the kid.
Al says that he saw good things from Silva in the past, but he choked under pressure.
Bruce says that there were some people who said similar things about Flair until he could prove himself. Alex says that he had a tryout before. Al says that 63 percent of the people on Twitter liked him. Flair says that the fans do not run the business and dictate the business. He wants to know what the feedback is.
Al says that two of them need to say yes to give him a contract.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Hulk Hogan asks Ken Anderson who he hates most in Impact Wrestling. Anderson responds with Bobby Roode. Hogan tells Anderson that he has been handed a gift on a silver platter because Rob Van Dam set up a match between Anderson and Roode. Hogan says that Anderson gets to prove that he is the number one guy. Hogan says that he made it easy for Anderson because the match is now No Disqualification.
Match Number Three: Jeff Hardy versus Rob Van Dam in a Pick Your Poison Match
They lock up and Hardy with a side head lock and Hardy holds on when Van Dam tries to send Hardy off the ropes. Van Dam gets to a top wrist lock and he takes Hardy down with a body scissors and Hardy escapes.
They lock up and Van Dam with a waist lock but Hardy with a standing switch. Hardy with a standing switch again but Hardy with an elbow and a mule kick that sends Van Dam to the floor. Hardy with a kick that sends Van Dam into the guardrail. Hardy does a pelvic thrust before hitting a clothesline off the apron.
Hardy gets a near fall when Van Dam is rolled back into the ring. Van Dam with punches and Hardy punches back. Hardy with a leg drop and cover for a near fall. Hardy punches Van Dam in the corner. Van Dam with an Irish whip and monkey flip out of the corner. Van Dam with a running spin kick into the corner but Hardy with an elbow and then Hardy hits Whisper in the Wind for a near fall.
Van Dam with a jawbreaker followed by a jumping back kick and then Van Dam signals for Rolling Thunder but Hardy gets his knees up.
Bobby Roode comes to the ring with his title belt and the referee argues with him. Roode hits Hardy in the back with the belt and the referee did not see it. Van Dam with a super kick for the three count.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
After the match Roode shows his anger over the result.
Joseph Park is on the phone and he sees Bully Ray walk by. Park asks for answers from Bully Ray but Ray refuses. Joseph says that he knows that Bully Ray had something to do with his brother Chris.
Ray tells Joseph never to bow up on him. Ray says that Joseph knows what he does to people like him. He tells Joseph to ask his brother but we can’t find his brother. He says that if he gets too close, people might not find him.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look back at what happened to Eric Bischoff last week when he got to ride a port-a-potty.
Jeremy Borash says that he did what he did to Eric Bischoff last week was because they never got along during Xplosion. Bischoff took jabs at him on Facebook. It was about every single employee who has had to deal with that prick for the last two and a half years. It was not necessary. Jeremy says that he is going to step and say something about that.
Bully Ray comes into the room and he wants to hear everything Jeremy had to say about Eric Bischoff and how HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE took care of Eric. Ray tells Jeremy to come to the ring with him as he leads him by his mouth.
Ray brings Jeremy into the Impact Zone and he asks Jeremy how tough he is now. Ray tells Jeremy to get on his knees and then he says that Jeremy is so tough with what he did to Eric. Ray tells Borash to get into the ring. Ray asks Borash if he forgot what he did to Bischoff last week. Ray says that he is sick of hearing all of this anti-bullying stuff. He says that we should start a new campaign. He wants a Stop Being a Little B*tch and Stick Up for Yourself campaign. Ray says that Borash is the poster child for everyone people like him pick on.
Ray says that everyone wants to see Jeremy slap the taste out of his mouth for once in his life. Ray says that he walks over Borash because he can.
Austin Aries’ music plays and he comes out to the ring. He says that we know who Ray is. He is the man who picks on lawyers. Ray tells Aries not to step in the ring and Aries steps into the ring. He says that he doesn’t care about lawyers or Jeremy Borash. He only cares about him and Ray. Ray called him out and Ray picked on the one and only thing he could. He called him out on Austin’s size. Aries says that he believes that Ray has taken craps bigger than him and eaten wings bigger than him.
Aries reminds Ray that he was known as Blubber Ray for most of his career. Aries says that Ray was the pasty poster boy for all you can eat buffets and Type 2 Diabetes.
Ray tells Aries that play time is over and if Aries wants to talk crap, he will have to stand up for himself and do something about it. Ray says that at the end of the day, Aries is the champion for insignificant little men. Ray says that he is not all talk, Aries is the one who is all talk. Ray says that he is the one spitting in Austin’s face.
Aries with punches to Ray and then he kicsk him in the corner. Aries chokes Ray with his jacket and then he punches Ray. Aries with knees but security comes out and they hold Aries. That allows Ray to kick Aries in the A Doubles.
We go to locker room where Frankie Kazarian says that Hogan didn’t give them the opportunity to win the tag titles from Magnus and Joe, so they are going to take it at Sacrifice. Daniels says that it is time to show the world what they have on A.J.
Angle says that he doesn’t care about them. Angle says that all he cares about is making A.J. tap at Sacrifice and tonight.
Daniels and Kazarian wonder why Angle is so pissed off because he always wins matches.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bobby Roode says that he is not afraid to beat Ken Anderson again, but he wants to know why Hulk Hogan added the No Disqualification stipulation. The last authority figure who did this to him was Sting and look where he is now. If Hogan keeps this up, the same thing will happen to him.
At Sacrifice, if Rob Van Dam thinks he is going to win the title, he has another thing coming.
Match Number Four: Kurt Angle, Christopher Daniels, and Frankie Kazarian versus A.J. Styles, Magnus and Samoa Joe
Angle and Styles are left in the ring while the other four men battle to the floor. Angle and Styles with punches but Angle with a kick and European uppercut. Styles with a Phenomenal drop kick. Angle with a punch and Daniels attacks Styles and Angle pushes Daniels down.
Joe tags in and he punches Angle and he adds an elbow. Magnus is tagged in and Joe with a reverse atomic drop followed by a boot from Magnus and a back senton to Angle. Magnus with a near fall. Angle with an Irish whip but he runs into a knee. Angle with a clothesline after Kazarian drops Magnus on the top rope.
Angle spits at his partners and then he puts Magnus in a reverse chin lock. Angle with a kick to Magnus but Magnus with a rebound clothesline and both men are down. Styles and Kazarian tag in and he kicks Kazarian and hits a Death Valley neck breaker. Styles sets for the Styles Clash but Daniels with an enzuigiri. Joe chops Daniels and then Joe sends Daniels over the top rope to the floor.
Joe with a suicide flying forearm to Daniels. Angle trips Styles and applies an ankle lock when A.J. wants to hit a flip dive.
Kazarian tags himself in and Daniels and Angle argue. Joe knocks Daniels into Angle. Magnus allows Styles to escape Fade to Black and Styles gets the three count with a Styles Clash.
Winners: A.J. Styles, Samoa Joe, and Magnus
After the match, Angle yells at Daniels and Kazarian for the loss. Angle pushes Daniels and backs him into the corner. Angle yells at Daniels.
Daniels gets on the mic and he says that he was going to let A.J. squirm for weeks, but he is going to end this next week. Daniels says that A.J. has seen the photographs. Either A.J. tells the world his secret or Daniels and Kazarian will tell everyone A.J.’s secret.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the Gut Check Judges are in the ring. Al welcomes everyone and he says that we saw Alex Silva come out last week to have an audition match on Impact Wrestling. We will find out if Alex Silva achieves his dream and becomes a permanent member of the Impact Wrestling roster.
Alex makes his way to the ring. Al tells Alex that they have spent a lot of time deliberating.
Ric tells Alex that he likes his attitude, but he tells Alex what he tells a lot of women. He tells him to come back when he grows up as a girl because he is living in a paper doll world.
Bruce says that Alex came down the aisle like he already had a job. He saw what Alex did in Ohio Valley Wrestling and last week might not have been his best performance, but we need young talent.
Al says that he has dealt with him in OVW. He knows that Alex has the passion and desire to be an addition on Impact.
Al says that the decision is up to all of us. He needs two of the three judges to get on the roster.
Flair thinks about it and Silva throws out a wooo. That is not enough to get Flair to give him a yes vote. Al says that his vote is a yes. Bruce is the deciding vote, but Al gives Alex thirty seconds to sell himself.
Alex addresses Bruce, Al, and Ric before looking up to the heavens to tell his dad that this is it. We are here after all of those years. After all of those years. He was thirteen years old and he was poor. He became poorer and poorer with one dream. Flair tells Alex to stop talking to the marks and to start again.
Alex says thirty seconds to sell him to Ric Flair and Al Snow. He stands up for himself every night. He came out of Canada with no money to make his dream. He did everything with his father so he could get this contract.
Flair changes his vote to a yes.
Bruce says that had they not given him that opportunity, he would have said no. It was based on Alex’s performance last week. He says that nerves got to him last week. Alex got a second shot and he says yes.
Match Number Five: Ken Anderson versus Bobby Roode in a Pick Your Poison No Disqualification Match
They start the match on the floor and Anderson sends Roode into the guardrails. Anderson tries to send Roode’s head into the ring steps but Roode with a side Russian leg sweep into the ring apron. Anderson catapults Roode face first into the ring post. Anderson with the running fireman’s carry slam and we go to commercial.
We are back and the action has moved into the ring. Roode pulls the referee into the way and then Anderson pushes the referee out of the way. Roode with a low blow to Anderson. Roode with a boot to the solar plexus and Anderson rolls to the floor. Roode with a rake of the back and then he punches Anderson. Roode rolls Anderson into the ring and he gets a near fall.
Roode punches Anderson in the head and then he kicks Anderson in the shoulder. Roode with a suplex and then he hits a leaping knee drop for a near fall. Anderson with punches and chops but Roode with a back elbow.
Roode goes to the floor and he grabs a chair and brings it into the ring. Roode wedges it into the corner and he punches Anderson as he sets Anderson up for the chair. Anderson sends Roode head first into the steel chair.
Roode and Anderson exchange punches as the fans alternate booing and cheering. Anderson with a clothesline and back elbow followed by a swinging neck breaker. Roode with a kick to the chest. Anderson misses a spin kick but hits an enzuigiri for a near fall. Anderson waits for Roode to get to his feet for the Mic Check but Roode with elbows.
Anderson with an Irish whip but Roode with a knee. Roode goes up top but Anderson stops him. Roode with a spinebuster for a near fall. Roode puts the chair in the center of the ring and he kicks Anderson. Roode sets for the fisherman’s buster on Anderson.
Jeff Hardy comes out and attacks Roode with a mule kick. Anderson with a mic check to Hardy and then Roode hits Anderson a few times with a chair and then hits a fisherman’s suplex for the three count.
Winner: Bobby Roode
After the match, Roode hits Anderson and Hardy with the chair and he alternates shots to the back. Van Dam makes his way to the ring at his own pace and Roode leaves the ring. Van Dam checks on Hardy and Roode returns to the ring and hits Van Dam in the back with the chair and then he hits a DDT onto the chair.
- For the first-time ever, WWE.com has added a wrestler who never competed for WWE to their Alumni Section—Sting: "Sting's charismatic personality and colorful face pant made him one of the WCW's most popular wrestlers and the most recognizable face of the organization. For the first-time ever on WWE.com, check out Sting's profile, photos and videos, the latest addition to the Alumni section!"
The website adds: "Remembered for his colorful charisma and struggle with The nWo, Sting has become synonymous with the Atlanta-based organization. Although he has never competed in a WWE ring, more than a decade since the demise of WCW, he remains one of the most popular and respected competitors of all-time."
More News on Rey Mysterio's WWE Suspension Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/02/2012 at 08:19 PM
- As noted before, Rey Mysterio tested positive for amphetamines back on February 13th but wasn't suspended until April 26th. He is currently serving a 60 days suspension. At the time Rey was told of his failure, he was told to submit all of the different medications that he was taking since he said he had no idea why he would have tested positive. WWE would have had their doctors evaluate the medications to see if there was a legitimate reason for the amphetamines.
The belief now is that a dietary supplement he was taking to lose weight could have contained a small amount of amphetamines.
Shortly after the drug test in February in San Diego, there was talk within WWE of frustration with him to the point it was said he would not be getting any kind of push upon returning. People were told in early March not to waste time coming up with angles or storylines for his return but no reasons were given. A very small number of people in the company would have known about the failure from February 13th until April 26th as doctors evaluated the case.
Mysterio, who is currently signed to a long-term contract with WWE, won't be eligible to return until June 25th. Since he was not working on the road, the two month suspension would likely cost him around $166,667 in salary.
-- Sin Cara will be returning to action on WWE's upcoming tour of Mexico. An announcement was made on on the April 30th episode of RAW that aired in Mexico. During a recent media interview promoting his return, Sin Cara said he expects things to go a lot better for him in WWE - and explained that he had a hard time adjusting to the WWE style.
Sin Cara specifically mentioned that he's used to working the "right side" of the body (as they do in Mexico, but not in WWE) - and he's now much more comfortable working the WWE style.
According to ProWrestling.net, the word at the TNA Impact Wrestling tapings on Monday was that the big concept that Hulk Hogan was referring to in the New York Post interview calls for fans to film TNA wrestlers whenever they may encounter them. The fans will be encouraged to send the footage to the company for possible inclusion on TNA television. The idea is that wrestlers are "on" 24/7. This idea isn't exactly popular within the locker room. As one person noted, Hogan is the last person who should encourage this given how his own home videos have come back to haunt him. One source indicated today that the concept was set to be unveiled in a promo, but it ended up being removed. It remains to be seen whether they are saving it for another show, fine-tuning the idea, or if it's been dropped. Several people in the company hope it's the latter scenario.
Paul Heyman Won't Speak on Extreme Reunion Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/02/2012 at 09:05 AM
- Paul Heyman wrote the following on Twitter about the disastrous Extreme Reunion event in Philadelphia this past weekend, promoted by Shane Douglas:
"I've had a ton of people ask me about #ExtremeReunion... and I haven't said a word about it. Not a word in advance. And certainly nothing to say about it now. I didn't comment on TNA's Hardcore Justice in advance, nor after the show, either. Nothing to say about that, either. I chose not to participate in either show, or any other attempt to re-live #ECW, so I don't feel it would be right 4 me to comment on it."
"If you're involved, speak your mind. If you take a pass on something, STFU. Just another voice bitching with the rest. #NotMyStyle I haven't done any conventions. No shoot tapes. No paid autograph signings. Nothing wrong with 'em. Just #NotMyStyle So ... I have kept my mouth shut about #ExtremeReunion. I wasn't there, so who am I to say anything?"
Heyman also commented on doing work for CM Punk's upcoming DVD set from WWE:
"I was interviewed for the Austin DVD. I'm honored 2b interviewed for the @CMpunk DVD as well"
The Bella Twins Using Real Names Now Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/02/2012 at 08:10 AM
- Former WWE Divas The Bella Twins have been announced for the Northeast Wrestling show on June 1st in Newburgh, New York. They will participate in a meet & greet at 6pm before the show. Other names scheduled for that night include Jerry Lawler, Kevin Nash and Bobby Lashley.
The former Bella Twins are now being billed by their real names - Nicole and Brianna Garcia. WWE has removed the from their roster pages also.
TNA Impact Wrestling Quarter Hour Rating For April 26 2012
Q1: Impact opened with a poor 0.88 rating, which was essentially the same as the previous week's Q1 rating. The segment featured Hulk Hogan backstage, then TV champion Devon vs. Bully Ray in the ring, plus one commercial. (down 25.3% vs. 2011-Q1 average)
Q2: Impact increased to a 0.97 rating for the second-half of Devon vs. Ray, backstage segments, and one commercial break. (down 16.1% vs. 2011-Q2 average)
Q3: Impact stayed about the same with a 0.98 rating for Eric Bischoff vs. Jeremy Borash in a "match," Kurt Angle vs. Anarquia, and one-and-a-half commercial breaks. (down 16.0% vs. 2011-Q3 average)
Q4: Impact dropped slightly to a 0.93 rating for the Gut Check challenge, various videos & backstage segments, and one-and-a-half commercials leading to the top of the hour. (down 17.3% vs. 2011-Q4 average)
Q5: Impact bumped up to a show-high 1.10 rating for Hulk Hogan addressing the Tag Title situation at the top of the hour, followed by a Knockouts match of Gail Kim vs. Miss Tessmacher, and one commercial. It was the top-rated segment of the show, but had the smallest Q4 to Q5 bump during this three-week period with similar ratings throughout the show. (down 10.7% vs. 2011-Q5 average)
Q6: Impact dipped slightly to a 1.04 rating for various non-wrestling segments backstage involving Gut Chuck, Hogan, the Bischoffs, and others, plus one commercial. (down 10.3% vs. 2011-Q6 average)
Q7: Impact dipped slightly again to a second-hour-low 0.99 rating for Samoa Joe & Magnus vs. Mr. Anderson & Jeff Hardy in the main event tag match, plus one commercial. (down 13.1% vs. 2011-Q7 average)
Q8: Impact increased slightly to a 1.02 rating for the final segment with Ric Flair throwing a Bischoff Appreciation Party, plus one commercial. (down 13.4% vs. 2011-Q8 average)
Huge Hulk Hogan Interview: Says TNA will focus On Wrestling, WWE Stars Want In TNA
TNA star Hulk Hogan spoke to the New York Post in a long, extensive interview. Below is a quick recap.
On increasing the TNA brand presence: “The only way I could explain it to you is if I talked about John Cena, The WWE has taken about ten years to build up John Cena to that Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock-type level. TNA is the same way, we’ve only been around for 10 years. It’s a very young company and to even say that it is competitive and that the WWE has a little less of a presence, that’s a major statement.”
On differentiating TNA from the WWE: “The WWE is doing billions of dollars as a company and focus on the entertainment aspect of things,” Hogan said. “They don’t want to call their talent wrestlers anymore, I get it, but we are focusing on the wrestling and really feeling the vibe. The media and entertainment business moves so fast, we’re almost going shelf to shelf.”
A “momentum-shifting moment” Hogan is planning: “You can have a wrestling idea, but you need to have these momentum-shifting moves. We had the Hulkamania movement, then it shifted to the beer-drinking, Stone Cold era, we reinvented the business with [Hogan] growing the black beard and becoming the bad guy, what’s that next level. I have this huge monster idea that I am going to throw out there that I really think is going to change the business.”
“We are going to give more power to the fans, make them more involved and more important. I can’t say much more, but I can say this, I’m either going to be really right on this one or really wrong. If I’m wrong, you probably won’t see me again because I’ll be hightailing it out of here.”
Hogan looking past the current situation at TNA: “If you wanted a quick fix, right now, you would put the belt on Jeff Hardy. That would fix a bunch of stuff right now, but that is not working backwards from where we need to be. Right now, to work to that point, the belt needs to stay with Bobby Roode. He’s a guy who we are bringing up and is a constant. As we build him up it’s like a volcano that ready to explode.”
On shifting from wrestling talent to a more backstage role: “It took me a long time to come to grips with the fact that I can’t be in the ring that much anymore, to set aside that ego, it’s tough. But when I look back at the tape and see myself walking out there and wrestling, it isn’t how I want it to be so I had to realize that I shouldn’t be doing that anymore.”
On the partnership between TNA and Spike TV: “[Spike TV] understands the business. They know what to expect and are well aware as to how the business works. They’re supportive and are believing in us more and more every day and as we keep rolling forward you’ll see more support. They’re team players and it will help both of us to be open and take that leap of faith.”
Hogan also off-hand mentions that John Morrison and Chris Masters have both expressed interest in joining TNA.
- WWE was not planning on announcing The Miz starring in The Marine 3 for several weeks but when news broke online yesterday, they decided to come out with the press release. Before they decided on The Miz, CM Punk was the lead candidate to star in the movie. Vince McMahon nixed the idea because Punk is too valuable to be taken off the road.
As noted before, filming begins on June 11th in Vancouver. It will run for 20 days. They are still looking for an actor to star in the lead villain role.
Backstage Blow-up At Extreme Rules; Lesnar Flips Posted by Andy Steven on 05/01/2012 at 02:22 AM
There was a huge backstage blow-up involving Brock Lesnar following Sunday's WWE Extreme Rules PPV, according to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.
Several sources stated that Lesnar lost it on a number of WWE officials and started to rip apart the dressing room. He was apparently upset over the John Cena promo that ended the pay-per-view.
Reports claim that the original plan was for Cena to be so beaten that he would have to be carried out of the building, despite winning the match. This would of left it open for Lesnar to brag that while he had lost the match by fluke, he won the war.
Lesnar perceived Cena as double crossing him when Cena decided to address the audience, causing Lesnar to then flip out on WWE officials. No word on how Lesnar calmed down, but the angle on Raw featuring Triple H's return was planned in advance as a way to remove Lesnar from WWE television.
Brock Lesnar's current deal with WWE only requires him to work two dates minimum, according to sources within the company.
- Kelly Kelly went onto Twitter to tweet on the Bellas departure from WWE, posting, "I'm gonna miss my besties @thebellatwins We've had an amazing 5 years together and I love you like my sisters ...Thank u for everything!"
- The Bella Twins commented on their WWE departure after Raw, "Bella's have left the building... Happy ending at the Nutter center??? Well at least we finished it off! #ByeByeBellas"
WWE Raw Results - April 30th, 2012 Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/30/2012 at 09:34 PM
- Tonight's WWE RAW Supershow opens up with a look back at John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar at Extreme Rules and Cena's post-match comments.
- We get a graphic that says Monday Night RAW Starring Brock Lesnar. Justin Roberts is in the ring and introduces John Laurinaitis. Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler welcome us to a sold out RAW from the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio. Laurinaitis makes his way to the ring and is all smiles.
Laurinaitis says he changed WWE in one night and did it for the fans, did it for People Power. Laurinaitis says the fans should thank him for bringing the most dangerous athlete to WWE. A man who's face will be synonymous with WWE for years to come. A man who beat up John Cena so bad that he will never be the same. A man who turned WWE on its ear in one night more than anyone has in the past. A man who brought legitimacy back to WWE. Laurinaitis introduces that man - Brock Lesnar, and out he comes.
Lesnar shakes Laurinaitis' hand and gets bood. Lesnar says the world saw him first hand bringing the pain last night, exactly what he said he was going to do. Laurinaitis speaks but is interrupted by Triple H's music. Triple H comes out in a suit but doesn't look happy.
Triple H shakes the hand of Laurinaitis and offers Lesnar a shake. Lesnar hesitates but they shake. HHH says he's here to do what Laurinaitis doesn't have the guts to do. HHH says Brock's days of holding up WWE are through. HHH says the private jet that flew Lesnar here today won't be taking him back home unless he wants to pay for it. HHH says the same goes for the limousine. Lesnar won't be getting a raise and won't be getting any kind of special treatment. HHH says the name of the show always has and always will be Monday Night RAW, period. Those demands he bullied Laurinaitis into, those aren't valid either. Laurinaitis objects and doesn't think it's right to go back on their word. HHH tears up the contract and Lesnar is fuming.
HHH says Laurinaitis had no authority to agree what he agreed to and Lesnar won't be getting any of it. Lesnar is now staring down Laurinaitis. HHH says he wants Lesnar here and the WWE fans want him here. They might not love or like Lesnar but they want to see him, Triple H says. They want to see him in a rematch against John Cena. They want to see him vs. CM Punk, Randy Orton and Sheamus, he says. HHH says if Lesnar wants to do it, he's going to do it under the original contract he agreed to. HHH says he will understand if Lesnar feels wronged and wants to go home with his loss to Cena in the books. HHH says he doesn't want that and neither does Lesnar. HHH asks Brock what is it going to be. Laurinaitis says it's not fair to put Brock in this position. HHH says this is between he and Brock now. Laurinaitis won't shut up and it pisses HHH off.
HHH asks Lesnar if they have a deal. Laurinaitis says HHH is being disrespectful and he may have to address this to the Board of Directors. HHH turns around to Laurinaitis but gets attacked by Lesnar. Lesnar beats HHH down and takes him to the corner. HHH fights back with right hands but Lesnar drops him in the Kimura Lock. Lesnar tightens the hold before Big Show, R-Truth, Sheamus and Kofi Kingston run down for the save. Lesnar leaves the ring as security comes down. Trainers check on HHH in the ring and he thinks his arm is broken. Lesnar fumes at ringside as security moves him to the ramp and Big Show looks on with Sheamus from the ring. The crowd chants "you suck" at Lesnar as HHH is helped to his feet in the ring by Big Show and others.
Lesnar heads off through the backstage area as Show, Sheamus and the other Superstars help Triple H out of the ring. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see Triple H being tended to backstage by trainers.
- Eve Torres comes out and announces a Beat the Clock Challenge for tonight. The winner will face WWE Champion CM Punk at the Over the Limit pay-per-view.
Beat the Clock Challenge Match: The Miz vs. Santino Marella
We go to the ring and out first comes The Miz. WWE's United States Champion Santino Marella is out next.
Early pin attempts to start. Santino takes control but Miz comes back with a high knee. Santino counters and ducks a clothesline before dropping Miz with a shoulder for 2. Miz drops Santino with a kick to the head and then another for a 2 count. Miz takes Santino to the corner and beats him down. Santino ducks another clothesline and rolls Miz up for 2. Miz drops Santino with a neckbreaker for another pin attempt. Miz hits the clothesline in the corner but stalls. Miz comes off the top with a ax handle blow for another 2 count. Miz with more offense and another pin attempt. Santino counters and drops Miz on his head. Santino drops Miz over the top rope and hits right hands. Santino comes back with his usual moves and drops a headbutt. Santino pulls out the Cobra but Miz ducks it. Miz rolls Santino up but Santino counters with a roll up of his own. Miz with a boot to the head and the Skull Crushing Finale for the win at 4 minutes and 18 seconds.
Winner: The Miz
- Back from the break and we get stills from Extreme Rules where Layla returned to defeat Nikki Bella for the WWE Divas Title.
Nikki Bella vs. Brie Bella vs. Layla
The Bella Twins are waiting in the ring as we get ready for a triple threat with the title on the line. Out next comes the WWE Divas Champion Layla.
The bell rings and The Bellas argue with each other. Layla takes advantage and dropkicks one into the other. Layla covers one of the Bellas and gets the quick win.
- Chris Jericho comes out and waits for his opponent as we go to commercial.
Beat the Clock Challenge Match: Chris Jericho vs. Big Show
Back from the break and Jericho waits in the ring as we see stills from the Chicago Street Fight at Extreme Rules. WWE Intercontinental Champion Big Show is out next. They must beat 4 minutes and 18 seconds.
Show takes Jericho to the corner with a big chop. Show with a slam and pin attempt. More chops from Show in the corner. Show with a back splash in the corner. He runs the ropes and Jericho dropkicks the leg out. Jericho with kicks to the head now. Jericho with a dropkick to the face for a 1 count. Jericho climbs up to the top and comes flying down but Show knocks him in the chest. Show goes to the second rope for a splash but Jericho moves out of the way. Jericho with a Lionsault and a 2 count.
Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho but Show turns it into a roll up for 2. Show grabs for a chokeslam but Jericho blocks it and drops a DDT for another 1 count. Show stops Jericho running with a spear. Show with another pin attempt as we see Miz watching backstage. Jericho ducks a knockout punch. He goes for the Codebreaker but Show grabs him. Jericho hangs on and pulls Show over the ropes as the referee begins to count. They fight out on the floor and Show shoves him hard into the barrier. Show charges with a big boot but Jericho moves and Show flies over the barrier. Jericho makes it back in the ring before the 10 count but the Beat the Clock clock expires. It looks like the referee botched his count here but Jericho is named the winner and he Beat the Clock. Lawler promises more after the commercial.
Winner by Count Out: Chris Jericho
- Back from the break and it's announced that Jericho and Show did not beat the clock. The Miz still has the top time with 4 minutes and 18 seconds.
Brodus Clay vs. JTG
We go to the ring and out comes Brodus Clay and his dancers. No Hornswoggle tonight. JTG is watching things from ringside and he doesn't look happy.
They lock up and Clay overpowers JTG and then dances a little. Clay won't let JTG get anything in and takes control of the match. Clay with a big scoop slam and an elbow drop. JTG counters and takes out Clay's legs. JTG runs the ropes and Clay knocks him out of the air with a headbutt. Clay with a big splash in the corner and an overhead suplex. Clay runs the ropes and hits the big splash for the pin.
Winner: Brodus Clay
- After the match, Clay brings some kids in the ring and has them dance around.
- We get a look back at Cena vs. Lesnar at Extreme Rules.
- They also show what happened between Lesnar and Triple H earlier tonight.
- Eve is backstage with Teddy Long and Laurinaitis. Eve says Teddy's presence is annoying Laurinaitis and tells him to leave. Eve tells Laurinaitis to sit down and calm down. Laurinaitis is upset. Eve says he has lost Lesnar, Lesnar is gone from WWE. Eve says WWE needs a leader right now and the entire world is watching Laurinaitis right now. She asks him what he's going to do? Who is John Cena's next opponent going to be? Laurinaitis stands up and says he knows who it will be and Cena won't like it.
Beat the Clock Challenge Match: Randy Orton vs. Jack Swagger
We go to the ring and out comes Randy Orton for another Beat the Clock Challenge match. We to commercial as orton makes his entrance.
Swagger comes back and takes Orton to the corner again. Orton fights out but Swagger knocks him back down. Orton makes another comeback and hits the draping DDT. Orton preps for the RKO with 30 seconds left. Swagger blocks it and applies the ankle lock. Orton rolls out and sends Swagger into the turnbuckle. Orton hits the RKO and beats the clock with 2 seconds left. 4 minutes and 16 seconds is the new time to beat. We see The Miz watching backstage and he's upset.
Winner: Randy Orton
- It's announced that John Cena has been summoned to the ring to find out his Over the Limit opponent. Still to come, R-Truth and Kofi Kingston vs. Epico and Primo. Back to commercial.
WWE Tag Team Title Match: R-Truth and Kofi Kingston vs. Epico and Primo
Back from the break and out comes Rosa Mendes with the WWE Tag Team Champions Primo and Epico. The challengers R-Truth and Kofi Kingston are out next.
Primo and Truth start things off and go at it. Truth takes control and sends Primo out to the floor. Epico and Primo regroup on the floor as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Truth with a 2 count on Primo. Lawler announces that Triple H's arm is broken. The tag champs take control and double team Truth in the corner now. Truth tries to make a comeback but they stop him. Truth finally hits a kick to the jaw as Kofi waits for the tag. Epico and Kofi come in at the same time. Kofi takes out both men and unloads on Epico. Kofi with a big dropkick and a right hand. Kofi with the Boom Drop. He goes for Trouble in Paradise but is distracted by Rosa and Primo. Truth takes out Epico and Kofi connects with the kick for the pin and the titles.
Winners and New WWE Tag Team Champions: Kofi Kingston and R-Truth
- We see Kane and The Great Khali headed to the ring as we go back to commercial.
- Primo and Epico are arguing backstage when Abraham Washington walks up. Rosa says let's talk. Abe says if he would have been given the chance, they wouldn't have lost the titles. He's interrupted by The Great Khali's music.
Beat the Clock Challenge Match: The Great Khali vs. Kane
Khali dances in the ring as we wait for Kane. The pyro goes off and out he comes.
We see Orton watching backstage. The time to beat here is 4 minutes and 16 seconds. Kane attacks first but Khali throws him in the corner. Khali with elbows now. Khali stomps Kane and hits a big chop. Khali with another big chop. Kane grabs for a chokeslam but Khali fights him off. Kane dropkicks Khali's leg out and he goes down. Kane takes control now and keeps Khali on the mat.
Kane with a DDT and a 2 count. Kane keeps Khali on the mat and works him over with shots to the head. Kane comes off the top rope for another 2 count. Kane dropkicks Khali in the face and tries for another pin. Khali finally fights back and hits a big boot. Khali with a clothesline and the big overhead chop. Kane rolls out of the ring. Khali comes out after him but gets caught with a right hand. They fight outside of the ring. Khali brings him back in. Kane goes for a chokeslam but Khali grabs him for a double chokeslam. The clock runs out and the referee stops the match. They failed to beat the clock. Kane grabs Khali and chokeslams him anyway.
- We see Randy Orton watching backstage. He has one more match to survive.
- Daniel Bryan is walking backstage as we go to commercial.
Beat the Clock Challenge Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Jerry Lawler
Back from the break and out comes Daniel Bryan for the final Beat the Clock Challenge match of the night. The time to beat is 4 minutes and 16 seconds. Bryan's opponent is WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler. Bryan unloads on Lawler to start the match and gets a 2 count. Bryan with more offense in the corner until Lawler blocks it and comes back. Bryan stops him with a headbutt and a 2 count.
Bryan keeps control until Lawler comes back with a series of right hands. Lawler with a dropkick and a 2 count. Bryan misses the dropkick in the corner. Lawler hits the big right hand from the second rope but Bryan kicks out at 2. Lawler goes for the piledriver but Bryan backdrops him. Bryan with a big kick to the head. Bryan applies the Yes Lock. Lawler taps out and Bryan beats the clock, earning a WWE Title shot at Over the Limit.
Winner and New #1 Contender: Daniel Bryan
- CM Punk's music hits and out comes the WWE Champion to the stage. Punk applauds Bryan and holds up the WWE Title. Bryan chants yes and motions for the title around his waist.
- Up next, we find out Cena's opponent for Over the Limit. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see what happened earlier with Triple H and Brock Lesnar. Cole says that Lesnar has been escorted from the building by security and Triple H has a broken arm.
- We go to the ring and out comes John Cena. His arm is in a sling but he's in good spirits.
Cena says he's here. All the muscles in his arm are strained but he's here. Cena is interrupted by John Laurinaitis coming to the ring. They talk and Laurinaitis says he brought out the best John Cena possible. Laurinaitis says Cena should be thanking him. They go on and Laurinaitis introduces Cena's opponent for Over the Limit - Lord Tensai. Tensai comes out with Sakomoto.
Tensai and Sakomoto corner Cena in the ring. Laurinaitis lays Cena out from behind. Laurinaitis announces that Cena's opponent will be himself. Sakomoto, Tensai and Laurinaitis assault Cena and focus on his injured arm. Laurinaitis takes the sling off and stomps away. Tensai and Sakomoto hold Cena's arm on the steel steps as Laurinaitis works it over. Laurinaitis grabs a steel chair and smashes Cena's arm with it. Laurinaitis does the "you can't see me" gesture to Cena and walks off with Tensai and Sakomoto as the crowd boos. Cena tries to recover as RAW goes off the air.
The Miz To Star In The Marine 3: Homefront Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/30/2012 at 04:44 PM
After a great deal of speculation as to who will star in the upcoming WWE Studios movie, The Marine: Homefront, pwinsider.com is now reporting that the lead role will be played by The Miz.
At one point, Cena was considered for the movie with the idea that he would pick back up where the first Marine movie left off. Randy Orton was then attached to the movie, but WWE pulled Orton from the movie due to Orton being kicked out of the Marines when he was younger and the Marines he served with complaining about a “deserter” portraying a Marine in WWE’s movie.
Other wrestlers under consideration for the lead role have included CM Punk, JTG, Cody Rhodes and a few others.
The plot of the film will be a Marine trying to rescue his kidnapped daughter from a terrorist.
Shooting begins in June in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Incorrect Reports on Cena Starring in Marine 3 Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/30/2012 at 09:32 AM
- There are incorrect reports going around this morning that say Deadline.com confirmed John Cena for The Marine 3: Homefront in an article back in February. Deadline never stated this and as of this writing, Cena has not been confirmed for the next movie in The Marine series.
PWInsider reports that at one point, Cena was considered for the movie with the idea that he would pick back up where the first Marine movie left off. At the time, the idea behind Cena returning to the series was that it would be similar to Bruce Willis and the Die Hard franchise.
At last word, Cena was not scheduled for The Marine 3: Homefront. Names tossed around for the starring role have included CM Punk, JTG, Cody Rhodes and a few others. WWE officials have reportedly decided on the Superstar who will appear in the movie but have been holding off on the announcement. Now that it appears Cena will be taking some time off from WWE, fan speculation is that filming The Marine 3 may fit into Cena's plans. Filming for the movie won't begin until June.
Cena Confirmed For The Marine 3 & WWE New Deals Posted by Andy Steven on 04/30/2012 at 01:40 AM
WWE Studios and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment have come to terms on a new deal that will produce three new straight to DVD projects, according to an article on Deadline.com from February 15. The Marine 3 will be one of those movies.
John Cena is confirmed to be reprising his role of John Triton in The Marine Homefront. The first Marine movie from 2006 featuring Cena was WWE studios most successful project generating over $18 million in revenue.
“WWE Studios will continue to expand its film offerings to appeal to a wide range of movie fans in 2012 and 2013,” said WWE Studios President, Michael Luisi. “We look forward to building upon our relationship with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment to present movies that bring action, adventure and humor to audiences all over the globe.”
No further details on the other two movies has been released, however expect WWE Champion CM Punk to star in one.
WWE Doctors Report That John Cena Was Injured Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/30/2012 at 01:22 AM
- WWE posted the following on their website after Extreme Rules:
CHICAGO – John Cena's victory over Brock Lesnar came with a steep price, as WWE.com has learned the Cenation leader suffered an injured left arm in his Extreme Rules Match against the wrecking machine at Extreme Rules in Chicago.
Lesnar made it a point to punish Cena's arm in their hotly anticipated bout in Chicago's sold-out Allstate Arena, trapping his arm in a Kimura Lock halfway through their show-stopping clash. And while Cena – who also took an elbow in the opening moments of the match that split his head open – beat Lesnar by a narrow margin with an Attitude Adjustment on the steel steps, it appears he has ended up the worse for wear despite the victory.
"The most obvious injury was the laceration to his head, which caused a substantial amount of bleeding," said WWE locker room physician Dr. Chris Amann. "He also has suffered a shoulder injury. Initial testing in the training room leads me to believe there may be torn muscles, possibly a torn rotator cuff or a biceps muscle."
Unfortunately, there are no specifics available as to the extent of Cena’s condition, although he is still scheduled to appear on tomorrow's Raw SuperShow. Dr. Amann told WWE.com reporters that doctors would be conducting additional tests in the morning to determine the full scope of Cena’s injuries.
Jericho Posts Photo of His Back After PPV Match Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/29/2012 at 11:58 PM
- Chris Jericho, who lost to WWE Champion CM Punk at Sunday's Extreme Rules pay-per-view, posted a photo on Twitter of the marks on his back from kendo stick shots during the Chicago Street Fight. Here's what he wrote and the photo that can be enlarged by clicking:
"What a war at Extreme Rules. Don't think wrestling can be real? I beg to differ.... @CMPunk #kendostick"
John Cena Says He's Taking Time Off Posted by Steve Carrier on 04/29/2012 at 11:29 PM
John Cena appeared to have injured his left arm during his match with Brock Lesnar at tonight's Extreme Rules pay-per-view, and hinted that he may be leaving for awhile. After defeating the former UFC heavyweight champion at tonight's event, Cena took the mic and addressed the crowd.
"I'm probably going to get sent home for speaking when I'm not spoken to, but I think I'm headed home anyway," Cena said after the match. "And if I know my boss, he's going to kick me out the door, but he's going to do it on air, so I hope this is for the world to see."
"Chicago, I know this is CM Punk's town, but above all else, this is a wrestling town. Tonight, you people were supposed to see the extreme. I've got no left arm, I'm tasting my own blood... and I'm damn proud to say it was in Chicago, IL."
"All of us -- good guys, bad guys, big guys, small guys -- all of us give everything we have every night for you guys. And if I gotta take a vacation, so be it. If I'm going away for a while, I just wanna say thanks for one hell of a last ride. I feel great tonight, even with this Chicago crowd that may or may not like me. I listen to that and I think, if I'm going out, I wouldn't want to do it any other way! Thank you guys, go home safe!"
While heading to the back, Cena told officials that he couldn't move his arm, but he knows it's not torn.
John Cena def. Brock Lesnar (Extreme Rules Match) World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus def. Daniel Bryan (2-out-of-3 Falls Match) WWE Champion CM Punk def. Chris Jericho (Chicago Street Fight) Cody Rhodes def. Intercontinental Champion Big Show (New Champion; Tables Match) United States Champion Santino Marella def. The Miz Layla def. Nikki Bella (New Divas Champion) Randy Orton def. Kane (Falls Count Anywhere Match) Ryback def. local athletes Brodus Clay def. Dolph Ziggler
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
Mijn hobby's zijn: Worstelen en films.
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