We begin with footage from the end of last week’s Raw when the stipulation for Sunday’s match between John Cena and John Laurinaitis was determined by the Board of Directors.
John Laurinaitis makes his way to the ring and he is still in shock after the announcement from Monday night because he doesn’t have the usual bounce in his stop.
John says that he disagrees with the decision by the Board of Directors. He says that he feels that he is being put in harm’s way. He asked for the match with John Cena, but the board has restricted the way that he can compete with Cena. It is like leading a lamb to slaughter and that is not fair. He says that he is approaching forty years old and he is not as flexible as he used to be. He can bench press 250 pounds and run a mile in less than 6 minutes. However, that does not qualify him to face John Cena.
Laurinaitis says that he asked the Board of Directors to reconsider and they said no. Laurinaitis decides to take his campaign to the fans and he wants them to say a prayer for John Laurinaitis.
CM Punk’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Punk wonders if Johnny gets it. Punk says that everyone has been praying. Their prayers have been answered because the only way that John wins on Sunday is by pinfall or submission. Anyone interferes, they are terminated so the match is one on one. When John Cena beats him, Laurinaitis gets terminated.
Punk says that he wants to be the first to wish Laurinaitis the best in his future endeavors. They will party next week on Raw and Smackdown. It will be bigger than Mardi Gras. Punk wants to know how miserable Laurinaitis has made people and the way that he has abused his power.
On Monday night, Johnny had a seven foot giant on his knees groveling and begging for his job because he enjoys entertaining the people. Laurinaitis did it with a smile on his face.
John insults the intelligence of the WWE Universe, and he is out of touch. John also insults Teddy Long who made this show good.
Punk wants to know how it feels to be on the other end of the stick for once.
John says that he isn’t there yet because he is still in charge.
Tonight, CM Punk will face Kane.
Punk accepts that and he says that he is not concerned that he is going to face Kane, but he will not go to the Board of Directors to get out of the match. Punk says that he respects Kane, unlike Johnny. Punk says that he will be WWE Champion next week while Johnny will be on the unemployment line.
Laurinaitis asks the people if they like it when someone makes fun of his boss. Johnny says that he has been tough and fair. He has been generous and benevolent but the people don’t get it that he is working hard for them. The more he does for the people, the more they crap on him. Johnny isn’t going to blame John Cena or CM Punk, he is going to blame the WWE Universe.
If this is his last night on Smackdown, he tells everyone that they can go to hell.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Kofi Kingston and R Truth versus Titus O’Neil and Darren Young
Young and Truth start things off and they lock up. Young with a knee instead of a break in the corner. The referee warns Young and that allows Truth to get out of the corner and he punches Young. Truth with a boot to Young and Kofi tags in and hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. Young with an Irish whip but Kofi with a pendulum kick and then he takes care of Titus on the apron.
Young with a punch and then he hits a belly-to-back suplex onto the apron. Young sends Kofi back into the ring. Young with an elbow drop for a near fall. Titus tags in and he punches Kofi in the back and then he slams Kofi as they continue to work on the back. Young with an Irihs whip into the corner followed by a splash.
Titus runs into Kofi’s boots and Titus goes down. Truth and Young tag in and Truth with punches and then he does a pelvic thrust before a punch. Truth with the Truth Detector followed by a kick and DDT for a near fall. Titus breaks up the cover and Kofi and Truth hit a double drop kick. Kofi with a pescado onto Titus and then Truth hits the Little Jimmy for the three count.
Winners: R Truth and Kofi Kingston
We go to the B A Star event in New York from a few weeks ago.
Zack Ryder is in the back filming his latest video feature but we pan to Damien Sandow. Sandow does not seem impressed and we go to commercial.
We are back and Damien Sandow makes his way onto the stage as he is introduced for his match against Yoshi Tatsu.
Damien introduces himself and he says that he is here to help all of you. As the intellectual savior to the masses, it is his duty, nee, his passion to set everyone free from the chains of ignorance. One fortnight ago, he stood on the precipice of ushering in a new era of enlightenment that the ignorant masses so desperately yearned for. However, to his dismay, upon his arrival at ringside, he saw that he was pitted against an unworthy opponent. An opponent he rejected to prevent the people from seeing such an abhorrent contest.
Sadly, he finds himself in that same vexing scenario this evening. This alleged superstar is an unworthy opponent. Damien says that he cannot and will not demean himself to face such and ignoramus. Damien says that he is doing this for the benefit and well being of everyone. Damien says ‘You’re Welcome’ and leaves the ring.
Yoshi Tatsu calls Sandow a chicken and then he makes chicken noises.
Yoshi turns his back and Sandow runs to the ring and attacks Yoshi. He sends Yoshi into the turnbuckles. Sandow with knees and a Japanese neck breaker.
Sandow tries to find his inner peace after what he did to Yoshi.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to take a look back at what happened two weeks ago when the four men who are in the World Title Match at Over the Limit were in a tag match that saw Sheamus give Orton a Brogue Kick and then Jericho pinned Sheamus. Then Orton gave Sheamus an RKO. Last week, Sheamus and Orton used Del Rio as a punching bag. Then on Monday night, Sheamus got Randy Orton disqualified for attacking Chris Jericho during Orton’s match with Jericho.
Sheamus and Randy Orton are in the locker room with Matt Striker. Matt asks them about their match tonight. Sheamus says that he is looking forward to the match on Sunday so he can show what kind of champion he is. Sheamus says that he has a reputation for being a hot head but he can harness it in the ring, unlike someone else.
Orton says that he used to be so overconfident that he came off like an idiot. Orton says that he can win the title without beating the current champion. Orton says that he couldn’t think of anyone else in that match he wants to beat more.
Sheamus says that he is happy that one of his opponents had the guts to say it to his face and he could Brogue Kick him in the face, but he is a nice guy and he won’t do it.
Orton says that he is not a nice guy and he reminds Sheamus where nice guys finish.
Match Number Two: Zack Ryder versus Daniel Bryan
They lock up and Bryan backs Ryder into the corner but Ryder puts Bryan in the corner. Bryan with a forearm and European uppercut. Bryan with a knee drop to the back of the head for a near fall. Ryder with a kick and punches but Bryan with a European uppercut and Ryder is on the mat again.
Ryder sends Bryan into the mat but Bryan with a running knee and then he hits the running drop kick into the corner for a near fall. Bryan with a hammer lock and then he manipulates Ryder’s fingers and wrist. Bryan with a hammer lock but Ryder with an elbow. Ryder with a back elbow to a charging Bryan followed by boots. Ryder with a missile drop kick.
Ryder misses the Broski boot and Bryan kicks the ropes and then he kicks Ryder in the head and then he applies the Yes Lock and Ryder taps out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Bryan starts the fans chanting yes.
We see Kane’s face as the camera pans back and we go to commercial.
We are back and Daniel Bryan has joined the announcers for the next match.
Match Number Three: CM Punk versus Kane
Punk with a side head lock and arm bar. Kane with a shoulder tackle. Punk with a kick to the leg but Kane backs Punk into the corner. Kane pie faces Punk but Punk with forearms and chops. Punk clotheslines Kane over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Punk with forearms to Kane and then he returns to the legs with kicks. Punk with a DDT and he gets a near fall. Punk with knees to the hamstring and then he applies a figure four leg lock. Kane punches Punk to get out of the hold.
Kane kicks Punk through the ropes to the floor. Punk drops Kane on the top rope and Punk tries for the springboard clothesline but Kane with an uppercut. Kane kicks Punk and presses him against the ring post and then Kane with a baseball slide and Punk’s ribs are sent into the post.
Kane with shoulders in the corner followed by a punch. Kane gets a near fall. Kane with a bear hug but Punk with elbows to get out of the hold. Kane with a back breaker and Kane gets another near fall. Kane with a body scissors and head butts to the back of Punk’s head. Punk with elbows and he gets free.
Punk with a knee to the head followed by kicks to the leg. Kane tries for a choke slam but Punk escapes and he hits a swinging neck breaker for a near fall. Kane sends Punk into the corner and misses a splash. Punk with a running knee but Kane pushes Punk away on the bulldog. Punk goes to the turnbuckles for a bulldog and he gets a near fall.
Punk hits the springboard clothesline and gets a near fall. Punk gets Kane up for the Go To Sleep but it is only a moment because of Punk’s ribs. Kane with a boot to the head for a near fall. Kane puts Punk on the top turnbuckle and tries for a superplex.
Punk with chops to send Kane to the mat and then Punk with the elbow drop and he hits it but he can only get a two count. Punk tries for the Anaconda Vice but Kane avoids it. Kane with a side slam for a near fall. Kane goes to the apron and then up top for the clothesline and he hits it. Kane signals for the choke slam but Punk with a kick to the head and Kane is forced to the floor.
Punk with a suicide dive onto Kane but it is in front of the announce table. Daniel Bryan gets a chair and the referee warns Bryan. Bryan hits Kane with the chair and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Kane by disqualification
After the match, Bryan runs up the ramp and Kane recovers to see Punk with the chair. Kane with an uppercut to Punk because he thought Punk hit him with the chair. Kane hits Punk in the midsection with the chair and Daniel Bryan is enjoying what Kane is doing.
Kane sends Punk over the announce table and then into the ringside barrier. Kane sends Punk into the ring while Bryan watches from the safety of the ramp. Kane with a choke slam to Punk. Kane hits a second choke slam and Daniel Bryan is now applauding what Kane did.
We go to commercial.
We are back with Goldman Box comments from Santino Marella talking about how much he loves the United States Title.
Match Number Four: Santino Marella versus Cody Rhodes
They lock up and Cody with a side head lock and hammer lock. Santino with a reversal but Cody with a drop toe hold and then he slap Santino in the head. Rhodes with a kick to the midsection and back. Rhodes with knees as Santino comes off the ropes. Rhodes with punches and kicks to the head. Santino with an Irish whip but Cody with an elbow. Rhodes misses a moonsault.
Santino pulls out his sock puppet and he calls for the cobra but Rhodes with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Rhodes with punches but Santino with a split to avoid a clothesline and Santino hits the Cobra for the three count.
Winner: Santino Marella
We take a look back at John Laurinaitis’ comments from the start of the show.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to relive the moment from Monday night when Big Show was fired.
Match Number Five: Randy Orton versus Sheamus
They lock up and they go around the ring as they try to jockey for position and the leverage advantage. The referee separates them and they have a clean break. They lock up again and Sheamus with a side head lock. Orton with forearms to the ribs but Sheamus with a shoulder tackle.
Orton with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Orton with an arm bar as he works on the formerly injured shoulder. Sheamus backs Orton into the corner and the referee has to separate them. Sheamus pushes Orton but Orton pushes back. Sheamus and Orton exchange punches and kicks. Orton with a short arm clothesline. Orton with the Garvin Stomp but he misses the leaping knee drop.
Sheamus punches Orton but Orton returns fire. Sheamus with more punches and Orton does the same. Sheamus with an Irish whip but you never Irish whip Orton into the corner because Randy will clothesline you. Orton sends Sheamus to the floor but Sheamus pulls Orton to the floor. Orton blocks a punch and he punches Sheamus. Sheamus reverses an Irish whip and Orton goes into the ring steps.
Sheamus sees Orton’s head against the ring post and he tries for the Brogue Kick but Orton moves and Sheamus kicks the ring post instead. Orton pulls Sheamus’ injured shoulder into the ring post as the battle continues on the floor. Orton sends Sheamus’ arm into the ring steps a few times.
Orton punches Sheamus and then he stomps on the arm on the step. We go to commercial.
We are back and Orton wraps Sheamus’ arm in the ropes to continue to work on the shoulder. Orton punches Sheamus and then he drops an elbow on the arm. Sheamus punches Orton but Orton with a kick and single arm DDT for a near fall. Orton with a rear chin lock while trapping the arm to add more pressure.
Sheamus with punches but Orton is able to return to the arm to stop Sheamus’ offense. Orton with a knee drop to the injured arm and Sheamus backs into the corner and the referee tries to keep Orton out of the corner. Sheamus punches Orton and Orton with an Irish whip and Sheamus hits the turnbuckles with his injured shoulder. Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a hammer lock in the ropes and the referee warns Orton. Orton wit a knee to the shoulder and he continues to use the ropes to work on the arm. Sheamus sends Orton to the floor.
Orton tries to return to the ring and Sheamus with a running knee lift and then it is time for forearms across the chest to Orton on the apron. Sheamus with a running forearm and Orton goes off the apron and into the ringside barrier. We go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus with knee drops to the head. Sheamus gets a near fall on Orton. Sheamus with a chin lock and arm bar but Orton with forearms. Sheamus with a knee to the midsection and then he gets a near fall. Sheamus with the fireman’s carry slam and then he sets for the Celtic Cross but he cannot hold up Orton because of his shoulder.
Orton with a back breaker and two clotheslines. Sheamus misses a clothesline and that means it is power slam time. Orton runs into an elbow but Orton with a belly-to-belly suplex and he sets for the IEDDT but Sheamus drops Orton’s head on the top rope.
Sheamus with a the slingshot shoulder tackle followed by running double sledges and a running shoulder into the corner. Sheamus with a running knee lift and a power slam for a near fall. Sheamus sets for the uranage back breaker but Orton with elbows. Orton with a kick but Sheamus is able to hit the uranage back breaker for a near fall.
Sheamus goes to the apron and then up top but Orton crotches Sheamus and Orton punches Sheamus and he sets for the superplex and Orton hits it. Orton slowly makes the cover and the delay allows Sheamus to kick out. Orton holds his head after the impact of the superplex.
Orton punches Sheamus but Sheamus punches back. They pepper each other with punches but Sheamus backs Orton into the corner and connects with an elbow. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick when Orton moves out of the way. Sheamus crotches himself in the ropes. Orton hits the IEDDT and Randy looks around before twisting to the mat to pound the mat for the RKO. Sheamus pushes Orton away on an RKO attempt. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick. Orton tries for the RKO again but Sheamus avoids it and then he gets a rollup for the three count.
After the match, Sheamus celebrates in the ring while Orton is a bit disappointed with the loss. Orton tells Sheamus that he got him this time. Orton and Sheamus get face to face in the center of the ring and Orton offers his hand.
Sheamus has something to say to Orton and Orton says that Sunday will be a different story. They shake hands but you know that you don’t shake the hand of the Viper and Orton with an RKO to Sheamus.
Orton grabs the title belt but he does not pick it up.
WWE Speculates That Chris Jericho May Leave Again Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/17/2012 at 09:15 AM
- WWE's website has a new storyline article up looking at how Chris Jericho has failed to win gold since returning in January and how this effects World Heavyweight Title match at Over the Limit as he goes against champion Sheamus, Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio.
They are strongly teasing that Over the Limit may be it for Jericho this time around. Here's some of what they wrote:
"Further, if Jericho fails to come away with the gold, will Over the Limit be the last time the WWE Universe ever sees the “Ayatollah of Rock n’ Rollla” in the ring? Or can Jericho save his career with a huge win against three formidable opponents?
If this is to be his final stand, the smart money would be to bet on Jericho walking out of PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C., with the title in hand. Jericho is a survivor, and like a cornered lion, he’ll be at his most dangerous with his back to the wall. Jericho will do anything — anything — to emerge from Over the Limit with the World Heavyweight Championship secured around his waist.
But even if he does overcome the other three competitors in the Fatal 4-Way, there’s already plenty of speculation that the WWE Universe won’t see much of Jericho in the coming months. His heavy metal band Fozzy is set to release a new studio album this summer, and tour dates have been planned.
That said, will his match at WWE Over the Limit be his lingering legacy? And if Y2J does decide to walk off into the sunset, will he do so with the World Heavyweight Championship around his waist?"
WWE Reportedly Signs Ric Flair's Daughter Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/17/2012 at 02:23 AM
The Wrestling Observer reports WWE has signed Ashley Fliehr Johnson to a developmental contract. She is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.
Reports surfaced earlier this month that Ashley intended to follow in the footsteps of her legendary father as she was training to become a professional wrestler. She is expected to join WWE's Tampa, Florida based developmental training facility in the summer.
Ashley is the third Flair child to enter the professional wrestling industry. David notably competed for World Championship Wrestling from 1999 to 2001 while Reid currently wrestles on the independent circuit.
Ashley was a star volleyball player in high school, leading her team to two state titles in North Carolina. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts and is an ACE® Certified Personal Trainer. She also attended Appalachian State University where she was a Division-1 Full Scholarship Athlete in volleyball.
Cody Rhodes Talks About His Protective Facemask Posted by Steve Carrier on 05/16/2012 at 12:34 PM
Cody Rhodes was recently interviewed by Brian Soscha on MixPhiladelphia. Rhodes discusses his protective facemask and how it may have saved his life while taking a move from Randy Orton.
“Honestly, I learned the commitment from masked Cody Rhodes. The level of commitment I had to that was probably where I learned more about myself than anywhere else in my career. I felt more like myself under that mask. I was telling someone else this the other day. When the mask was removed, I felt like Master Chief. I felt like something was wrong with my face. This was real. My face was all un-tanned because I’d been wearing the mask so long. It was such an edge to me to have that mask and it saved my life, actually, to have that mask.
“The very last night I had it, Randy Orton kicked me so hard in what was supposed to be an unbreakable, Dr. Murray designed – the same doctor that made Kobe (Bryant) and Rip Hamilton’s mask – it was supposed to be unbreakable but it had a huge beak on it because it was for a broken nose. He cracked it straight down the middle. Had I not been wearing that mask, I might be dead. I mean it – he kicked me so hard and that was the last night I had it.”
Bobby Roode comes out and brags about his victory over RVD at Sacrifice. Because he is going to be the longest World Champion in TNA history he wants a celebration party. He calls out Hogan to confirm. Hogan declines it then later announces that at next week’s Open Fight Night, the World Title will be defended. It is then announced that there will be a series of matches (Bully Ray vs RVD, Anderson vs Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe vs Kurt Angle and a Battle Royal) with the winners facing off next week in a Fatal 4-Way. The winner of that match will face Roode later in the night for the World Heavyweight Title.
In the first match, Bully Ray defeated Rob Van Dam to advance to next week’s 4-Way.
AJ Styles won a 10-Man Battle Royal (also included Austin Aries, Robbie E and Robbie T, Devon, Garett Bischoff, Crimson, Magnus, Eric Young and Gunner). After the match, Hogan congratulated AJ.
AJ stood in the ring to explain the Dixie Carter scandal. Before he could thoroughly explain it, Daniels and Kazarian came out interrupting him. Daniels and Kazarian then show a video of AJ on their IPAD of of Dixie Carter and AJ Styles at a hotel. They end up going into a hotel room together. Daniels and Kazarian trash talk AJ. AJ goes after the tag champions but eventually leaves the ring.
Gail Kim defeated Velvet Sky and Brooke Tessmacher when she stole a pin from Velvet Sky to retain the Knockouts Title.
Jeff Hardy defeated Mr. Anderson to advance to next week’s 4-Way.
Kurt Angle defeated Samoa Joe to advance to the 4-Way by reversing the Musclebuster into a rollup. Bobby Roode (who was on commentary) had a few words with Angle after the match. Eventually Hardy came to ringside followed by Bully Ray and AJ Styles on the stage. Roode had a staredown with his four potential challengers.
Breaking: Brooke Hogan Signs With TNA. Set To Take Charge Of The Knockouts
BROOKE HOGAN TO JOIN TNA’S “IMPACT WRESTLING” ON SPIKE TV STARTING THURSDAY, MAY 31 New York, NY, May 17, 2012 – Television personality and recording artist Brooke Hogan is joining the cast of the highly-rated weekly wrestling program, TNA’s “IMPACT WRESLTING” starting Thursday, May 31 on Spike TV. Brooke’s role will be as the Executive in Charge of the female wrestling division, The Knockouts. Brooke will join a star-studded cast of the biggest names in professional wrestling, including her father, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan. TNA’s flagship series, “IMPACT WRESLTING,” telecasts on Spike TV and is one of the network’s top-rated series on Thursday nights with young men and currently ranks among the top shows on cable in its timeslot with Men 18-34.
In addition to overseeing the traditional duties of the Knockouts Division, Brooke will bring a new energy and direction to the role working with the girls in a variety of capacities.
"I have really gotten to know Brooke by working with her on her music career this past year and a half," said Dixie Carter, President of TNA Wrestling. "When we did talk wrestling, I not only loved her passion and knowledge of it, but the fresh, creative ideas she would come up with. She is very savvy. I asked if she would consider teaming up with me in this capacity while she also worked on her music, and I was thrilled when she said ‘yes.’ A big personality runs in her genes, obviously, and I know she is going to take an already exciting division of Impact Wrestling to another level." Brooke is heading to New York next week for a media tour to promote her addition to the IMPACT WRESTLING team. Brooke will also promote “IMPACT WRESTLING’s” move to 8 PM and that the series will telecast LIVE for the summer starting Thursday, May 31. TNA's 10th anniversary SLAMMINVERSARY pay-per-view-event is set for June 10th in Dallas, Texas.
The TNA roster features many of the top names in wrestling including the aforementioned Hulk Hogan, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, Bobby Roode, Sting, James Storm, Rob Van Dam, and the lovely and lethal Knockouts. Brooke Hogan, a native of Tampa, Fl, is a successful television personality, singer and songwriter. Brooke starred in two acclaimed non-scripted shows on Spike’s sister network, VH1, including “Hogan Knows Best” and the spinoff, “Brooke Knows Best.” Both were #1 rated shows for the network. Brooke has also released two albums, “Undiscovered” in 2006 which peaked at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “The Redemption” in 2009. Her song, "Everything To Me," peaked at #1 twice on Billboard’s Top Single Chart. Hogan’s film credits include “Little Hercules in 3D,” “Sand Sharks,” and “Devour.”
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TNA’S IMPACT WRESTLING CELEBRATES SUMMER 2012 BY GOING LIVE!
SPIKE TV TAKES HIGHLY RATED SHOW LIVE AND TO 8:00PM/ET BEGINNING THURSDAY, MAY 31st
NASHVILLE, TN - (May 17, 2012) -- TNA IMPACT WRESTLING President Dixie Carter and SPIKE TV President Kevin Kay announce today that the highly-rated “IMPACT WRESTLING” will be going Live! from Universal Studios beginning May 31st and continue through the summer. This announcement coincides with the recently announced new, one-hour earlier time slot change of 8:00-10:00pm/ET every Thursday night beginning May 31st.
“We are excited to take IMPACT WRESTLING Live! all summer long, and have our first Live! summer show launch our new 8:00pm/ET time slot,” says TNA President Dixie Carter. “Summer of 2012 is going to be remembered as the most momentous time in our company's history-to-date. Stay tuned."
TNA Wrestler Tony Nese wrote the following on his twitter account announcing he has requested his release from TNA:
"I wanted to be the first to inform everyone that I have requested my release from TNA Wrestling. As a professional wrestler I have many goals and dreams that I work hard to achieve, one of them was to have the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience on national television and I thank TNA Wrestling for providing me with that opportunity. Another goal of mine is to wrestle against some of the top international superstars with the chances to travel the world and work for some of the best international companies that have the best talent in wrestling today.
I have recently been approached with an opportunity to step in the ring with The Great Muta, a wrestling legend, and one of All Japan Pro Wrestling's top wrestlers Kai. This is an opportunity that I feel with help me further my goals and career. This event will be provided via IPPV and unfortunately my TNA contract did not allow me to perform on such events. I requested that an exception would be granted given my lack of appearances but was denied. My next action was to request a release as I think it will be in my best interest.
I would like to thank TNA Wrestling for helping me achieve one of my goals as it is very few in this business that are able to say they have. I would also like to thank all the people that support me as this is just a small chapter coming to an end in my career and I have many more exciting opportunities in my future to come. - Anthony Nese"
Konnan Reveals Details On Mysterio's Suspension Posted by Andy Steven on 05/14/2012 at 11:19 PM
On this week's edition of MLW's Konnan Show, Konnan spoke about Rey Mysterio's recent suspension for violating WWE's wellness policy:
"Rey Mysterio, I can guarantee you categorically, he doesn't do any drugs. He's a guy that really lives up to his role model image. He's got two little kids that he really wants to be an example for. He's even told me, 'Dude, please do not come to my house high.' He really wants to be a good role model. He's not on the juice or anything.
What can Rey really be on? It can't be the juice and he definitely doesn't do any hard drugs. He was taking a dietary supplement because he has a problem with his love handles. It was something that would burn fat and I think just like anything that's fat burning it probably had some sort of amphetamine in it. So that's where we're at right now. He's actually still going back and forth with WWE on that.
It kind of pisses me off because they know who is on what and they've given other guys passes. I won't get into names or details because Rey will catch heat, but this is my opinion. They know he's not on anything."
Konnan also revealed that WWE plans to extend the expiration date of Mysterio's contract to make up for time lost due to injury. MLW's Konnan Show with Konnan is available on MLW.com, iTunes and syndicated by Stitcher.com.
Raw kicks off with the COO Triple H arm brace and all. John Laurinaitis tells HHH that he was sympathetic towards HHH saying and had no idea Brock Lesnar would react the way he did. He says he's going to say what he has to in the ring. He tells Johnny good luck with John Cena at Over the Limit.
HHH comes out. Recap of Lesnar breaking HHH's arm two weeks ago.
HHH says he's had worse done to him, he was offended about Lesnar saying he was bringing back legitimacy, he references his WrestleMania match saying was this not legitimate enough?
He says he's embarrassed about buying into the Lesnar hype. Goes back to 2002 about when he first saw Lesnar with all his natural talent and ability, when he was challenged he left and quit, says he went to the UFC with that talent and shot to the top and as soon as he got beat up a little, he quit.
Paul Heyman comes out. He gets it, he understands! Heyman says HHH is doing damage control, it's what every big promoter does after they lose their biggest star. Heyman says HHH is guilty of breach of contract.
"You bring a fighter into a an entertainment company and you get mad when he wants to fight?"
Lesnar is suing HHH for the millions of dollars he owes him.
Lesnar expected so much more than him he expected a fight. He's glad his left arm is broken, because he's going to sign over those millions of dollars with his right. Heyman rips into HHH to which HHH puts his hands on Heyman. Heyman says what are you doing? HHH says Lesnar is going to get exactly what he deserves. Heyman says there is going to be lawsuit #2 for putting his hands on him.
Big Show MUST apologize to Johnny Ace tonight or else he will be fired.
WWE Champion CM Punk makes his way to the ring. Recap of Lord Tensai beating CM Punk, and Daniel Bryan beating on Punk last week. I wish there was more of a build up between two for their pay-per-view matchup this Sunday.
1. WWE Champion CM Punk and United States Champion Santino Marella def. No. one contender Daniel Bryan and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes. Punk pinned Rhodes with a GTS. Some babyface combo that is.
Rhodes and Punk start off...Bryan isn't trying to mix it up with Punk just yet. Rhodes gets thrown to the outside Bryan tries to sneak attack gets thrown over the top onto Cody.
Daniel Bryan delivers a plethora of YES kicks and knees to Santino. Punk gets the hot tag, knee'ed to the corner, hits a GTS on COdy for the win, while D Bryan walks away.
Layla vs Beth at Over The Limiit is announced..Wait wasn't that last week? Eh, I don't know. My english muffin Layla is atop of the ramp, while Beth scores the win.
2. WWE Divas: Beth Phoenix destroyed Alicia Fox
Layla attacks Beth after the match to save Alicia from a further whoopin'. Gotta open your eyes and see your not enough for me....Yes, I love Layla.
Recap of Johnny Ace being a star and bullying the Big Show..Big Show and Kane for tonight is being promoted more than Bryan and Punk.
Zack Ryder vs Kane is announced for the Over The Limit preshow, Sunday night at 7:30pm/ET.
3. Kane def. Big Show via John Laurinaitis distraction.
Johnny Ace and the returning Dave Otunga is out at ringside Big Show and Kane have a Big Show and Kane match.
Johnny distracts show and allows for Kane to get the win. Johnny tells Show he has to apologize to him for making fun of his voice. Big show says he's been living his dream and he can walk away without and regrets. Big Show loves what he does and starts cutting an emotional promo.
Big Show apologizes to Johnny Ace.. I's not enough however he wants Big Show to beg for it. Big Show is like ohhh man I don't want to do this!
*Note: I'm watching this Raw with three other girls and were quick to note ridiculousness of giant man baby being broken to tears in the ring by a goof like Johnny Ace. Johnny Ace says he's going to do what is right for business. He is going to reconsider. He goes up to the entrance and is about fire big show, Big Show says please wait! Um then he apologizes and crying...Johnny fires him. Pretty embarrassing segment to say the least. I had to explain why Johnny Ace was making Big Show cry.
4. Brodus Clay, R-Truth and Kofi Kingston (w/ Naomi and Cameron) def. Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger, The Miz (w/ Vickie Guerrero). Brodus pinned Miz. Poor Miz.
The girls are favoring The Miz in this one. Brodus cleans house, and sends Miz to the outside. Cut to break.
Back from break Ziggler has R-Truth in a modified side headlock. Shot of AW (Abraham Washington), Rosa Mendes, Epico, Primo, and Mason Ryan watching from the box office. ACTION ACTION ACTION WHOOOOAA CHUCK DUCKY QUACK QUACK
Somebody call my momma Brodus with a funkadelic squash on Miz for the win!
5. Chris Jericho def. Randy Orton via disqualification after World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus attackted Jericho.
Sheamus defends his title against Orton, Jericho, and Alberto Del Rio in a random fatal four way match at Over The Limit.
Alex Riley is talking to CM Punk in what will be the most raw time he'll see in months. He apparently owes Punk $50 bucks. The sultry AJ Lee appears. Riley runs away. AJ wanted to say good luck at OTL. Punk says yo' relationship with Bryan is unstable see and he wants to stay out of their drama.
Sheamus comes out for guest commentary. Jericho vs Randy Orton Great back and forth with Jericho and Randy Orton. Cut to Break. Jericho has Randy in a modified side headlock. Cole says Sheamus is behind the 8 ball on Jericho and Orton as he has fallen to both of them. Lionsault attempt on Orton but he gets his knees up in time, he regains control of Jericho. Apron DDT attempt but Jericho throws orton over the top, he throws Orton on to Sheamus on the outside. they go back in the ring, Orton is coiled up for an RKO, but it's stopped by Sheamus who attacks Jericho. Orton is pissed at Sheamus he tells to get in the ring and fight like a man, and they do so. The referees break up this soon to be brawl.
Johnny Ace has something to announce about scene NEXT.
6. John Cena and Laurinaitis confront each other in the ring.
Johnny calls out Cena he calls him a loser and says it's okay if you're a loser John! Cena comes out. Cena calls him a scumbag, the undisputed king of Douchebaggery at that after firing the Big Show. Cena runs down his list of crowning failures such (trying to get rid of Punk as WWE Champion, Lesnar signing). Cena says that makes him a loser then does a dragged out horrible Jim Carrey impression.
Despite this shaky promo Cena has the crowd responding nicely, A Daniel Bryan "YES" chant breaks out! Cena is is an artisan when it comes to cheap pops. Johnny Ace says he was going to reference the Pittsburgh Penguins earlier in his promo and that Cena is stilling his stuff. Then they start talking about how each one of another was going to reference the Penguins...Cena continues to pretend he's Ace Ventura. Johnny Ace calls the Penguins losers and and Cena tells Johnny Ace to go puck himself.
Johnny Ace says he's Big Johnny cause he's in charge and is taller than Cena. Eve Torres comes down and elivers a memo from the infamous Board of Directors. Cena takes it and says it's going to be a fair one on one match. Anyone who interferes in the match will be fired. If Johnny Ace himself acts unfairly he will be terminated on the spot. Cena wants to know what Big Johnnys big announcement was. Johhny delivers and ACE slap on Cena. and walks away.
- The feeling backstage after last night's TNA Sacrifice pay-per-view was that it was one of TNA's best pay-per-view events in a long time. It was also noted that neither Dixie Carter or Eric Bischoff was there. Dixie tweeted after the event:
"Great night! I am very proud of #TNASacrifice. Proud of the men and women that are TNA."
The PPV opened with Earl Hebner going into TNA champion Bobby Roode's locker room to retrieve the TNA title so it could be hung above the ring for the Ladder Match. Roode told Hebner to go tell Hogan that he can have the belt but it's coming back to him. We went into the usual well produced opening video. Christy Hemme looks great in a shimmering silver outfit.
TNA Tag Team champions Magnus & Samoa Joe vs. Kazarian & Christopher Daniels The announcers noted its been an eventful few days for the challengers given the reveal of the photos of AJ Styles and Dixie Carter. Nice reaction for the tag champions. Magnus and Daniels started. They locked up and Daniels grabbed a sideheadlock. Magnus slipped out but Daniels took him to the mat. Magnus reversed and began working over Daniels' arm.
Magnus took Daniels down with a side headlock takeover. Daniels slipped out and charged but was shoulderblocked and slammed down. Daniels worked him over with a series of shoulderblocks. Daniels went for a right but it was blocked and Magnus drilled him with a series of uppercuts. Daniels rebounded off the ropes but was caught and nailed with a suplex. Daniels was pinballed back and forth between the champions. Joe tagged in and worked over Daniels with a series of strikes in the corner. Joe set up Daniels for the Facewash but Kazarian pulled his partner out of the ring to the floor.
Daniels stalled on the floor but was drilled with a running back elbow when he returned to the ring. Kazarian tagged in but the champions tagged in and out working him over. Joe drilled him with a back splash senton. Daniels interfered, tripping Magnus and allowing Kazarian to nail him with big legdrop. The crowd chanted for Joe to tag in. The champions worked over Magnus, scoring several near falls and coming up with ways to work him over while bending the rulebook. The crowd was nuts chanting for Joe.
They showed Joseph Park in the crowd watching. The announcers noted that Abyss had warned his brother not to get involved at the PPV but apparently he had blown that off. Kazarian drilled Magnus with a kick to the back and tried to work him over with a submission. Joe finally got the hot tag, He drilled Kazarian with a snap powerslam. Daniels charged and was caught with an Uranage in the corner. Joe and Magnus whipped Daniels into the corner. Joe was kicked off by Daniels and nailed with a jumping DDT by Kazarian. Daniels nailed Magnus with a STO but Magnus kicked up. Joe pulled Magnus out of the ring. Daniels went for the BME but Magnus rolled out of the way. Daniels landed on his feet but was kicked hard by Joe. Magnus came off with a flying elbow but Kazarian broke it up.
Magnus pulled Kazarian out and slammed him onto the apron. He went for a move on Daniels but was chopblocked. The challengers nailed a version of the old Midnight Express double goozle and scored the pin on Magnus. Your winners and new TNA Tag Team champions, Kazarian & Daniels!
TNA Knockouts champion Gail Kim vs. Brooke Tessmacher. Tessmacher came out in an awesome red white and blue outfit. That led to Taz making an Avengers reference. Kim nailed Brooke before the bell, ran her into the buckles and kicked the hell out of her. She drilled Brooke with a series of forearms and sent her into the ring. Tessmacher reversed a hiptoss and nailed a head scissors. She went for Kim's Eat Defeat move and Kim rolled out of the ring. Back in the ring, Brooke ducked a move and nailed a clothesline. She hit a leaping clothesline out of the corner. Brooke went for a spear on the apron but Kim leapt up and came down across Brooke's back.
Brooke was nailed with a uppercut and clothesline for a two count. Kim sent her into the corner and splashed her horizontally in the corner. Kim stood over Brooke's throat. The crowd tried to rally Brooke, who was caught with an over the knee backbreaker. She forced Brooke into a backwards position, atttempting a submission. Kim drilled her with a clothesline, then mocked her by rubbing her rear in Brooke's face. Tessmacher came back with a leaping forearm but was too hurt to mount a comeback. The referee began counting them down but they returned to their feet. Kim charged Brooke but was nailed with a kick. Brooke whipped Kim into the corner and grabbed her with an X-Factor.
Tessmacher went to the top and drilled her with a flying elbow for a two count. They went back and forth. Kim went for her finisher but Brooke slipped out and nailed it on Kim. Kim ended up bounced out to the floor from the force. Brooke tossed her back in but was only able to score a two count. The crowd was chanting hard for Brooke. Brooke went for Kim but was grabbed in a double leg takedown. Kim put her feet on the ropes and scored the pin. Your winner and still Knockouts champion, Gail Kim!
TNA TV champion Devon vs. Robbie E vs. Robbie T. For simplicity sake, the challengers will be known as T and E here. The challengers surrounded Devon. He went after them both but the numbers game was too much and they worked him over in the corner. T was whipped into Devon, but the champion ducked. T was clotheslined over the top to the floor.Devon was left with E, who begged off. Devon worked him over with right hand after right hand in the corner. He nailed a Thesz Press and peppered E with punches. He nailed T off the apron and drilled E with a spinebuster for a two count.
T pulled Devon to the floor and clotheslined him. He tossed the champion back in but E told him to back off. E began kicking at Devon and nailing him with punches. E smashed Devon's head into the turnbuckles and kept telling T that he had Devon and to back off. The challengers drilled Devon and E covered him for a two count. T drilled Devon with a sideslam. E came off the ropes with a fistdrop for a two count. They whipped Devon into the ropes but he kicked E off and nailed a leaping shoulderblock on T. He drilled E with one as well. Devon nailing a charging Avalanche in the corner on E, sending him to the floor. The crowd was bigtime behind Devon. T nailed him from behind and nailed an over the shoulder running powerslam but E distracted the referee to prevent the pinfall. The challengers had words and E told T that he was in charge and would be champion. T didn't want to hear that and E attempted to calm his bodyguard down.
Devon charged from behind and knocked them into each other in the corner, then rolled up T for the pin. Your winner and still TNA TV champion, Devon!
Jeff Hardy vs. Mr. Anderson Anderson really needs a good showing here as his work since returning has been spotty and haphazard. He did his own ring announcement. Hardy looked to be limping a bit. They shook hands before the bout. They locked up and Anderson backed Hardy into the corner. Clean break. They locked up again and this time, Anderson grabbed a side headlock. Hardy sent him into the ropes but was shoulderblocked down. Hardy caught him with a series of hiptosses and deep armdrags. Anderson was able to reverse an armbar but Hardy fought back and controlled Anderson. Anderson drilled Hardy in the corner. Hardy came out with headscissors out of the ring, sending Anderson to the floor. Hardy drilled him with a sliding kick. Hardy slammed Anderson into the ring steps. Mike Tenay was surprised Hardy used the steps so soon after showing respect to Anderson at the start. Hardy charged and leapt off the steps but Anderson moved out of the way. Hardy crashed into the guard rail. Anderson rolled Hardy back in and nailed him with a kick.
Hardy dropped down into a jawbreaker and nailed a Side Russian Legsweep. He nailed the legdrop cruncher for a two count. Hardy nailed Anderson in the corner. He went to go into the corner for a kick but was nailed as he jumped. Anderson clotheslined Hardy for a two count. Anderson began working over Hardy's wrist. He drilled Hardy with a shoulderblock and worked over his arm. He snapped Hardy over and dropped his knees over Hardy's shoulder. Anderson worked on the arm as the crowd clapped and tried to rally Hardy.
Anderson maintained control for some time on Hardy. The crowd rallied Hardy, who tried to fight back one-armed. He finally nailed Anderson's own move, The Mic Check, but was too spent to follow up. Big "Hardy" chant. Anderson nailed Hardy with a turnbuckle smash but Hardy fired back with several punches. Anderson cut him off but was nailed with a clothesline and several elbows. Hardy hit a flying clothesline as he rebounded off the ropes, selling the arm. Anderson nailed Hardy with an elbow and sent him into the corner. Hardy went up for a move but there was no water in the pool. Anderson nailed Hardy with the Twist of Fate for a two count. Anderson went for a back senton splash but Hardy moved out of the way. Hardy nailed the Swanton for a two count.
They battled back and forth as they fought to return to their feet. They lobbied bombs at each other. Hardy nailed an inverted atomic drop. He went for the Cruncher but was shoved off by Anderson and rolled up for the pin. Hardy obviously kicked up at two, so we'll see if that becomes the storyline.
Your winner, Ken Anderson!
Backstage, Christy Hemm interviewed TNA X-Division champion Austin Aries. A Twitter fan asked if Aries was intimidated. Aries said that he wasn't. He said that his entire life, people tried to intimidate him but it's not in his DNA to be intimidated. He said that in recent weeks, Ray spit in his face and kicked him in the balls and tonight, he gets his respect back. He said Ray thinks bigger is better but the reality is better is better. He asked Ray how it was going to feel when this little man drops him on his big head and promised to beat Ray. They showed the return of Abyss on Impact Wrestling from this Thursday.
In the crowd, Jeremy Borash interviewed Joseph Park. He talked about how much he's enjoyed seeing the show. Borash asked what he thought about the return of Abyss. He said he didn't see it because of what Bully Ray did to him and he was off getting composed. He said he wouldn't be shocked to see Abyss show up tonight but right now, he was looking forward to seeing Austin Aries take out Bully Ray. Crimson came to the ring for a promo. He said that everyone knows what he is capable of and claimed to have slain the seven foot Giant, Matt Morgan, without breaking a sweat. He said that all he does is win and he's going to do the same. Crimson said that no one in the back and no one in the crowd wants to fight him. He said he told everyone that he's undefeated and issuing an open challenge.
He called in a referee and demanded that he ring the bell and count to ten. His delivery on the mic has grown in leaps and bounds with this new direction. The referee did what he asked. The referee got to eight and out came TNA Knockouts champion Eric Young and ODB. ODB said that she's beaten bigger broads than Crimson. Young said everyone knows where she is going. He said they are married and in love. He said that his problems are ODB's problems and if he's good enough for ODB, he's good enough for her. He said he would fight him.
Crimson vs. Eric Young Young hit the ring and locked up with the befuddled referee. Young did a handstand on the top then caught Crimson with a twisting head scissors, sending him to the floor. When Crimson returned, Young worked him over with a series of rights., Young whipped him into the corner but Crimson grabbed him and manhandled Youing over the ropes the floor. Young landed hard. Crimson worked over Young on the floor. ODB tried to stop him and he teased going after her but tossed Young back into the ring, scoring a two count. Crimson locked him in a cravate. ODB got into the ring and faced off with him. She pushed him and Crimson shoved her down. He began talking trash on her, allowing Young to recover and go nuts with offense.
Young went to the top rope and drilled Crimson with an elbow. He checked on ODB, allowing Crimson to nail him from behind and hit the Red Sky for the pin. Your winner, Crimson!
Jeremy Borash interviewed Bully Ray. A Twitter reader asked Ray how he can compete with a younger, faster Ray. He said he doesn't do Twitter and said he's old school at www.myspace.com/calvezilla. He said he's a 20 year veteran of every kind of war you can think of and said Aries isn't man enough or big enough to nail that brainbuster. He promised to break Aries heart, no matter how big it is. Good promo.
TNA X-Division champion Austin Aries vs. Bully Ray Ray's entrance was great, just walking down to the ring like this pissed off heel with no redeeming qualities. His walk is right out of the best 80s heels. They showed Joseph Park in the crowd watching. They went nose to nose at the bell. Ray began telling Aries that he can't beat him and he's never been in the ring with anyone as big or bad as him. Aries backed off and sat on the top turnbuckle waiting for him to stop. Aries then walked up to him and challenged him to fight, saying he wasn't scared and he was ready. Nice old school face off.
They went to lock up and of course, Ray then pulled himself through the ropes to break it up before it started. He tried that again but Aries grabbed the ropes and slammed them upwards into the nether-regions. Aries worked over Ray but was cut off and slammed hard.Ray spit in Aries' face but Aries responded with a slap to the face. He worked over Ray in the corner with shots to the ears and mid-section. Aries went for a single leg takedown and bit Ray on the calve. He snapped Ray's throat over the top. He went to the top but Ray ran and kicked him backwards off the top and Aries took this crazy backwards bump off the top into the railing. He looked to have hit his head or just barely missed the rail. It was a crazy bump.
When Aries returned to the ring you could see this nasty dark red bruises on his back as well as several cuts with blood running down his back. That was easily the scariest bump of the night so far, planned or otherwise.Aries, who looked beat up bad, was worked over by Bully. Ray began drilling Aries over the back. Ray teased throwing him over the top but instead slammed him down. Aries began daring him to fight back. Aries went for a punch but was caught with a bear hug. Aries nailed him several times in the ear to break it but was caught and backdropped hard to the mat.
Ray stalked the ring, the measured and drilled Aries with a chop. Aries refused to back down and pulled himself up but was clotheslined down. Aries drilled Ray and fired up with several shots but was chopped down again. Ray screamed at him to stay down. Aries refused and drilled Ray hard. Ray told him he was crazy and a dead man. He teased another chop but raked Aries' face instead.Ray was nailed with a shoulderblock by Aries, followed by a series of elbows. He ran Ray's face across the top rope, then ran at him with a charging clothesline.
Ray cut him off with a lariat and nailed a big sitdown slam for a two count. Ray went for a powerbomb but Aries slipped out and landed on his feet. He chopped away with several kicks but was blasted with a Cutter for a two count. The story here is that Aries has a ton of heart and refuses to stand down to anyone. Ray was mad about him kicking out.Ray and Joseph Park had words. Ray pulled him into the ringside area and shoved him down. He went to grab a chair but Aries dove onto him. He tossed Ray back in and nailed a top rope missile dropkick. He nailed a dropkick in the corner and killed Ray with a brainbuster for a close near fall. Great false finish.
Ray kicked him and went for a running powerbomb. Aries slipped out and was supposed to go for a Facebuster but didn't grab Ray, who took the face-first bump. Aries locked on the Last Chancery submission and Ray tapped out.
Your winner, Austin Aries!
They showed clips of the AJ Styles-Dixie Carter photos being revealed on Thursday. Jeremy Borash interviewed AJ Styles. Styles said it's not the first time he's wrestled Kurt Angle. He said that Angle is the best in the world and if he's not focused, he knows he doesn't have a chance. He said that he's not here to talk about photos, Kaz, Daniels or Dixie, he's here to wrestle.
AJ Styles vs. Kurt Angle They locked up and Styles went for the leg. They had a scrambling attempt to gain advantage over the other but in the end, they faced off. Angle grabbed a double leg takedown and rode Styles to the mat. Styles backed off to the outside then returned to the ring. Angle dared him to grab his leg. Styles teased it then kicked Angle in the face when Angle ducked down to avoid the takedown. Styles went for a waistlock but Angle nailed a rear elbow and locked him in a bearhug. Styles broke out and nailed a sunset flip into a Styles Clash attempt. Angle grabbed for an anklelock. Style realized it and let the move go and they faced off. The crowd started with some dueling chants.
They locked up again and Angle grabbed a side headlock. Styles backed him into the ropes and sent him off but Angle shoulderblocked him down and went back to the headlock. The crowd rallied Styles. Styles fought his way to his feet but was caught and taken down again in the headlock. Styles nailed a dropkick after sending Angle into the ropes. Styles came off the ropes with a leaping kneedrop to the head. Styles went for the Styles Clash but instead nailed a powerbomb for a two count.Styles locked in a rear chinlock, Angle fought his way out but Styles nailed him and sent Angle to the floor.
He jumped down at Angle but Angle grabbed him for a back suplex. Styles landed on his feet and nailed a big right hand. Back in the ring, Styles missed a leap at Angle in the corner and was caught and sent overhead with a belly to bell suplex.Angle began stomping the hell out of Styles. He choked Styles against the ropes. Styles fought back but was snapmared over and locked in a waistlock on the mat. Angle squeezed and worked over Styles on the mat. Styles fought his way to his feet but was caught with a tilowhirl backbreaker over the knee. He went back to Styles' mid-section, now locking Styles up in bodyscissors.
Angle backdropped Styles and locked in a side chinlock. Styles fought his way out and scored several near falls. He went for the Styles Clash but Angle grabbed the legs and backdropped him. He charged Styles, who ducked and Angle went to the floor. Styles nailed a springboard forearm from the top rope to the floor. The cameras caught this from underneath so it looked especially awesome. Back in the ring, Styles was nailed while on the top. Angle went for a superplex but was shoved off. Angle jumped back up and caught him with a tossing superplex for a two count. Angle went for a German suplex but Styles slipped out and nailed the Pele Kick and the Styles Clash for a two count.
Angle caught Styles with a big reverse suplex for a two count. He worked over Styles, who grabbed the ropes to break up a suplex attempt. Styles went after Angle but was caught with an Olympic Slam for a two count. Angle pulled Styles off the mat and teased doing the Styles Clash. Styles backdropped him over. Angle grabbed his leg for the anklelock. Styles rolled through and leapt up for a move but was caught and nailed with the Styles Clash for a near fall. Angle went to the top for the moonsault and like always, he missed it. Styles nailed a springboard flip into a back splash senton, although he may have been going for a legdrop. Styles climbed to the top but out came Kazarian and Daniels. Styles went after Kazarian, who the referee pulled away. Daniels nailed Styles' legs. Styles was hit with the Angleslam for a two count. Angle locked in an anklelock and dropped down, trapping Styles, who tapped.
Your winner, Kurt Angle! Daniels and Kazarian attacked Styles and put the boots to him. Angle watched, then attacked Daniels and Kazarian, running them off. He offered Styles his hand and helped him up. They hugged and raised each other's arms.
They showed a Top Ten TNA Moment to build to Slammiversary, which was Angle vs. Anderson in a Cage at Lockdown. Mike Tenay and Taz gave the Slammiversary PPV a hard sell. TNA champion Bobby Roode was interviewed by Jeremy Borash. He said he was going to be the longest reigning TNA champion of all time in ten days and there was nothing anyone can do about it. He claimed the ladder match was Hulk Hogan trying to stack the deck and hurt him.
TNA champ Bobby Roode vs. Rob Van Dam - Ladder Match RVD controlled Roode early and went for a ladder under the ring. Roode attacked him from behind on the floor, slamming him into the guard rail. He went to run RVD into the ringpost but RVD blocked it and kicked Roode in the gut. RVD lifted and dropped Roode over the railing, then hit the corkscrew legdrop. Fans chanted "ECW" at that. RVD nailed a shoulderblock on Roode but Roode caught him with a kick into the ropes, nutshooting RVD as he returned. Roode went for the ladder but RVD dropkicked it into him as Roode placed it on the apron. RVD nailed a forward flip over the top to the floor. Van Dam set up the ladder in the center of the ring but Roode grabbed him and ran RVD into it.
They went back and forth. The ladder was placed across the ropes in one of the corners. RVD went for a move but was caught, positioned under the ladder and catapulted into the ladder. RVD's head stuck in the ladder. Roode worked over RVD and attempted a suplex on the ladder. RVD reverses it and suplexes the champion on it. Van Dam hits an Asai Moonsault off the ropes onto Roode, who was out on the ladder. Nice spot. Van Dam tried set the ladder up in the corner but was cut off by Roode. Roode sent him into the corner but was caught with the Ryder Kick off the ropes. Van Dam used his leg strength to flip Roode backwards into the ladder. Van Dam slammed a ladder over Roode in the corner, trapping him in the corner. He nailed a skateboarding dropkick with a chair into the ladder and Roode. This is the most motivated RVD has looked in a LOOOOONG TIME.
Van Dam pulled another ladder from under the ring. He began climbing up towards the TNA title but Roode caught up to him and nailed him. RVD's face was raked and he dropped down. He saw Roode trying to grab the belt and shoulderblocked the ladder, tipping it and Roode over. The ladder almost nailed Roode in the head and the announcers acted like it had. Roode immediately grabbed RVD and drilled him with a hard clothesline. Roode set up a ladder and nailed RVD with a spinebuster on it, with RVD taking the full brunt of the shot on the steel. That looked nasty. RVD came back to monkey flip Roode onto a ladder, then nailed Rolling Thunder. You could hear an 'ECW" chant. They showed a shot of RVD's elbow bleeding and swelling up. That isn't good!
RVD tried to set up a ladder to climb but instead slammed it down and slammed Roode on it. RVD went to the top for the Five Star Frog Splash but Roode rolled out of the way. The pain of hitting the ladder sent RVD out of the ring to the floor holding his mid-section. RVD pulled himself up to the ropes just in time for Roode to run the ladder into his chest like a battering ram. Roode set the ladder up and began ascending to the top. He made to the top as RVD got to the top rope. RVD leapt from the top to the ladder but when he hit the ladder, it seemed to buckle a little under his weight and RVD's foot slipped into one of the rungs as his other leg slipped off the ladder near the hinges. The ladder tilted and Roode dropped off. RVD's leg twisted in this sick way that was obviously not planned and he immediately grabbed at it.
Roode climbed to the top. Van Dam followed and Roode kicked him backwards off the ladder. RVD nailed the back of his head hit a chair that was in the ring. RVD kicked at the ladder but Roode pulled the belt down. Your winner and still TNA champion, Bobby Roode! RVD was pissed after, slamming ladders. TNA staffers came to check on him but RVD blew them off and rolled out of the ring. He walked on the floor, putting some weight on the leg. If he wasn't seriously hurt and didn't tear anything, it's a miracle because that was sick looking.The PPV went off the air with Roode smiling and holding his belt up, once again pulling it out.
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