We begin Teddy Long, who has been freed from his indentured servitude under John Laurinaitis and Teddy is dancing again. Teddy reminds everyone that John Laurinaitis is fired. Teddy mentions that tonight’s General Manager is Mick Foley.
Before Teddy can gloat about the future . . . or lack thereof . . . for John Laurinaitis, Big Show makes his way to the ring.
Show looks around and he says that he could care less that John Laurinaitis got fired. Show says that he didn’t care about John Laurinaitis. Show says that he doesn’t care about any of us. The only person that he cares about is himself.
Show says that he is not talking about him the businessman, the corporate puppet, or the ‘okay, I’ll do whatever you want boss’. He is talking about the real Big Show. Show congratulates John Cena. Show says that it is true that John Cena was able to escape the cage with the help of five of his cronies to win the match.
In a one-on-one fight . . . a fair fight, he would crush John Cena. The fans boo but they know that he is telling them the truth. Show says that he is past that. He doesn’t care about John Cena any more.
Show says that he is going to throw his hat . . . the fans chant for Cena and Show reminds the fans that he said that he does not care about them. Show says that he is throwing his hat into the Money in the Bank Match. There is no amount of men who will stop him. When he cashes in the Money in the Bank contract, there is no man . . . no thing . . . or no champion who can stop him.
Show says that when he becomes a champion, he will one as long as he wants to be. Show says that winning the WWE Championship, he is not doing it for the guys in the locker room, the WWE, or the fans. Show says that he is winning the WWE Championship for one person. That championship is all his.
Show is interrupted by some funk and Brodus Clay makes his way to the ring with the Funkettes.
Brodus sends the Funkettes around the ring and Brodus stares down Big Show. Show attacks Brodus when he enters the ring and Brodus with a shoulder tackle that takes Show down. Brodus punches Show in the corner but David Otunga comes to the ring and he clips Brodus.
Show removes his hat and he looks at Brodus, who is unable to get back to his feet. Show kicks Brodus in his injured leg a few times. Show with a kick to the midsection as he takes his time decimating Brodus.
The fans chant ‘You Can’t Wrestle’ while Show kicks Clay one more time in the leg. Show sets up for the punch and Brodus gets hit in the temple and then he yells at the fans before leaving the ring.
Not one to take advantage of a situation, Otunga goes into the ring to take advantage of the scraps left by Big Show. Otunga tells Brodus that someone better call his mama. Otunga says that he will call her when he gets back to the locker room. Otunga says that he will tell Mama Clay that her son has fallen and can’t get up. Otunga wants Clay to get up so he can show them how.
Otunga asks Cameron and Naomi to get into the ring so he can show them how it is done.
Otunga starts to dance and it looks like Jonathan Coachman’s dance ability has been absorbed by Otunga.
We go to commercial.
We are back and there are two men who we have never seen in the ring. Guess what that means. Frank takes the mic and he says that their opponent is starting swear and then Jared says that they are on the rise. Frank says that this will be the summer to remembers.
Match Number One: Frank Venezia and Jared Wachtler versus Ryback
Frank and Jared surround Ryback and then Frank tries to sneak up on Ryback but the big man turns around and Frank thinks about another option. Ryback with a shoulder tackle to Jared and then he picks up Jared and throws him onto Frank. Ryback picks up Frank and he calls him stupid. Ryback throws Frank into the turnbuckels and then he gives Jared a buckle bomb. Ryback with a boot to Frank’s chest and he calls him stupid again. Ryback with a spinebuster to Jared and then he power bombs him onto Frank.
Ryback says that it is time to finish things so he picks up Frank and Jared and hits the double muscle buster for the three count.
We go to the back where Mick Foley is talking to Yoshi Tatsu. Yoshi says that he is a fan of Mr. Socko. Vickie Guerrero interrupts and she asks Yoshi if he has some sushi to eat. Yoshi tells Vickie that she is an ugly old witch.
Mick tells Vickie that being called an ugly old witch is a positive thing in Japanese culture.
Vickie tells Mick that she will be running both shows next week. Vickie tells Mick that if he doesn’t behave, he will be her assistant.
Mick says that it great news because he will be on Smackdown two weeks in a row.
Vickie tells Mick that he shouldn’t be happy about that development.
Mick has an idea for an assistant and he brings over Great Khali and it is time to dance.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a WWE Raw 1000th Episode Memorable Moment. Daniel Bryan says that one of his most memorable moments was when Marty Jannetty defeated Shawn Michaels to win the Intercontinental Title. Bryan mentions the Superkick heard Round the World. We go to May 17, 1993 when Marty Jannetty came through the crowd to challenge Shawn and win the title.
Match Number Two: Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez versus Christian
They lock up and Del Rio backs Christian into the corner and Del Rio tries to give a clean break but Christian holds on. Del Rio with a knee and side head lock. Christian with a shoulder tackle and a back heel kick. Christian goes to the turnbuckles for a sunset flip and a near fall. Del Rio with kicks to Christian and it staggers the Intercontinental Champion.
Del Rio charges into the corner and Christian sends Del Rio over the top rope to the floor. Christian goes to the top turnbuckle and hits a cross body from the top onto Del Rio on the floor. We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with an arm bar and chin lock. We see footage from the commercial break when Del Rio moved on the floor and Christian collided with the steps. Del Rio holds on to the arm bar but Christian with punches to get out o the hold. Christian tries for a sunset flip but Del Rio stays on his feet and then hits an elbow drop to the arm and gets a near fall.
Del Rio with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Del Rio wraps Christian’s arm in the ropes and then he continues to work over the shoulder and bicep. Del Rio with a kick to the arm and Del Rio gets a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to the shoulder. Del Rio goes to the turnbuckles but he takes too long and Christian recovers. Christian with punches and he hits a rana from the turnbuckles and gets a near fall.
Christian with a punch and running forearm and then he slingshots to the floor and hits an uppercut. Christian goes up top but he misses a cross body. Del Rio misses the step up enzuigiri in the corner. Christian with a tornado DDT but Del Rio kicks out. Del Rio with a punch to the midsection followed by an arm breaker but Del Rio runs into boots in the corner. Christian with a missile drop kick for a near fall.
Christian continues to try to get feeling back into his arm and he sets for the Killswitch but Del Rio escapes. Del Rio tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Christian lands on his feet. Del Rio tries to hyperextend the arm but he can only get a near fall.
Del Rio with a kick to the head and then he goes to the turnbuckles but he misses a back senton when Christian moves out of the way. Christian tries for the spear but Del rio with a super kick. Del Rio tries for the float over into the cross arm breaker but Christian escapes. Del Rio escapes the Killswitch and then Del Rio sends Christian into the turnbuckles.
Del Rio charges into the corner but Christian meets him with a pendulum kick. Ricardo distracts Christian long enough to allow Del Rio to hit the step up enzuigiri when Christian was on the turnbuckles. Del Rio with the cross arm breaker and Christian taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match Cody Rhodes comes to the ring and he hits a clothesline to the back of the head. Rhodes with kicks to the shoulder and then he applies a Fujiwara arm bar. Christian is able to get to his feet but Cody with a knee to the midsection and then he sends Christian shoulder first into the ring post. Cody yells at Christian and he says that he is Smackdown.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Moments Ago Moment of Cody Rhodes’ attack on Christian after Christian’s match with Alberto Del Rio.
Josh brings up the situation surrounding the WWE Title and Michael Cole mentions AJ and he wonders who AJ is behind.
We have a video package about AJ.
Match Number Three: Kane versus Daniel Bryan
Before the match starts, AJ makes her way to ringside where she is the guest time keeper.
Bryan with kicks to the leg but he tries for a cross body and Kane catches him and slams Daniel. Kane with an elbow drop and then he punches Bryan. Kane with an uppercut but Bryan with an elbow and then Kane charges at him and Bryan drops down and Kane goes to the floor.
Bryan tries for a baseball slide but Kane side steps him and Kane with a clothesline. Kane tries to send Bryan into the ring post but Bryan gets free and hits a running drop kick that sends Kane into the post.
They return to the ring and Bryan hits the running drop kick into the corner and Bryan gets a near fall. Bryan chokes Kane in the ropes. Bryan with kicks of Yes to the chest. Bryan with a side head lock and Kane with a knee to the midsection and a drop kick for a near fall.
Kane punches Bryan and then Irish whips Bryan into the corner and hits a clothesline. Kane with another Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Bryan. Kane with a side slam when Bryan tried to get Kane to the mat. Kane with a near fall. Kane goes up top for the clothesline but Bryan with a drop kick to counter.
Bryan with kicks of Yes to the chest but Kane blocks a round kick and Kane pushes Bryan down. Bryan with a drop toe hold that sends Kane into the turnbuckles. Bryan goes up top for the missile drop kick but he misses and Kane sends Bryan into the turnbuckles.
Kane puts Bryan on the turnbuckles but Bryan pushes Kane away and hits the missile drop kick for a near fall. Bryan with more kicks of Yes but Kane sends Bryan into the turnbuckles and he punches Bryan. Bryan flips over Kane but he runs into a big boot. Kane signals for the choke slam but Bryan with a drop kick to the knees.
Bryan with a round kick to the head and then he gets a near fall. Bryan goes up top for the diving head butt and Kane gets his hand up and sets for a choke slam but Bryan fights it and he tries to get Kane to the mat for the Yes Lock. Kane pushes Bryan away and then Kane tries for the choke slam but Bryan counters with a guillotine choke.
Kane runs Bryan into the turnbuckles but Bryan holds on to the choke and Kane looks like he is going to get off his feet but Kane fights through it. Bryan with a sunset flip for a near fall and then he applies the Yes Lock. Kane tries to get to the ropes and the bell rings.
Bryan thinks that he has won but the referee says that Kane never tapped.
The referee explains to Bryan and Bryan misses the running drop kick into the corner and Kane with a choke slam for the three count.
After the match, AJ looks at Kane and Kane looks back at AJ. AJ skips to the back while Kane tries to figure out what is going on.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Mick Foley makes his way to the ring to address the fans in Baltimore.
Mick thanks everyone for the nice response. He thanks John Laurinaitis for being so lame as a general manager. Mick says that he is looking forward to having some fun right here . . . in Baltimore.
Heath Slater’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Heath says that he came out here to lead a little protest. On Monday, Cyndi Lauper and Roddy Piper embarrassed him. He wants Mick to do something about it.
Mick stops Heath and tells him that Cyndi is a formidable opponent and it is nothing for Heath to be embarrassed about. Heath will have something to be embarrassed about tonight.
Match Number Four: Zack Ryder versus Heath Slater
They lock up and Ryder with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ryder with a running forearm followed by a flap jack and Ryder gets a near fall. Slater goes into the ropes and then he punches Ryder and kicks Zack in the back. Slater with an Irish whip and neck breaker for a near fall.
Slater argues with the referee and that allows Ryder to get his knees up and then Ryder hits the Rough Ryder for the three count.
Winner: Zack Ryder
We go to commercial.
We are back and Zack and Mick are walking through the back and they are talking about what just happened in the ring. They are stopped by Damien Sandow.
Sandow says that it was deplorable, contemptible, and abhorrent.
Foley apologizes and blames it on standing under the lights.
Sandow says that he was referring to that poor excuse for entertainment that those two ignoramuses just put on.
Foley figures that they are cool and he wants to shake Damien’s hand.
Ryder stands up for Foley and he tells Damien that Foley is a legend.
Damien says that Ryder is the world’s leading miscreant. For years, Ryder’s drivel has led the WWE Universe into the doldrums of ignorance. It will happen no more.
Damien leaves and then he returns to tell Mick and Zack that they are welcome.
Mick tells Damien to have a nice day.
Match Number Five: The Usos versus Darren Young and Titus O’Neil with Abraham Washington
Before the match, Abraham Washington comes out and he tells everyone who he is and he wants to introduce the future Tag Team Champions.
Jey and Darren start things off and they lock up. Young with a forearm to the back of the head and a shoulder tackle. Jey with a flying forearm and then he chops Darren in the corner. Jimmy tags in and they hit a double back elbow and double elbow drop. Titus thinks about interfering but when it looks like the Usos are going to hit a double super kick, Titus goes to the floor.
Jimmy with a chop and Jey tags back in and hits a running forearm into the corner. Jey with a chop before he tags Jimmy in. Jey Irish whips Darren towards Jimmy and Jimmy with an uppercut. Jimmy gets a near fall. Darren with a jawbreaker and then he runs Jimmy into the corner and Titus tags in.
Jimmy punches Titus and Darren but Titus sends Jimmy to the mat. Titus with a reverse chin lock and then he connects with forearms across the chest. Jimmy gets to his feet but Jimmy is pushed into the corner. Jimmy with a back body drop and then he sets for the running butt splash into the corner and he hits it and gets a near fall.
Jey with a savate kick to Darren and then Jey and Darren go over the top rope to the floor. Jimmy with a forearm and then he hits a Samoan drop. Jimmy goes up top for the Superfly splash but Washington gets on the apron to distract the referee long enough to allow Young to crotch Jimmy. Titus with Clash of the Titus for the three count.
Winners: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil
We go to commercial.
We are back and Darren, Titus, and Abe walk through the back celebrating their victory. They are stopped by Epico, Primo, and Rosa Mendes. Primo punches Washington and then the two teams fight while Rosa yells for no apparent reason.
Santino Marella makes his way to the ring. He says hello to the people of Baltimore. He says that it is his pleasure and honor to celebrate the creativity of the people who took the time to make the signs.
Santino reviews the signs and comments on them. Santino finds the person who has a sign for Santino. Santino wants her to come to the ring and she is excited to be in there. She is wearing a Santino shirt and has a cobra on her arm. Santino wants the cobras to kiss and then the woman kisses Santino and he collapses to the mat.
We go to commercial with Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler walking through the back in split screen.
We are back with another WWE Raw 1000 Memorable Moment and it is Jerry Lawler talking about Steve Austin visiting Vince in the hospital.
Match Number Six: Sheamus versus Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero
Ziggler with a waist lock and Sheamus with a standing switch. Ziggler with a rollup but Sheamus avoids a count. Ziggler does leg raises in the corner and Vickie is impressed. Ziggler with a side head lock and Sheamus powers out of the hold by picking up Ziggler and throwing him off. Sheamus with a hip lock take down.
Sheamus with a shoulder tackle and then he swats a drop kick away. Sheamus with the rolling fireman’s carry slam and gets a near fall. Sheamus works on the arm but Ziggler with a kick to the leg followed by punches. Ziggler with a kick and punches and the referee warns Ziggler. Ziggler with a kic to the chest and then he drops down when Sheamus charges at him and Sheamus goes over the top rope to the floor.
Ziggler with a drop kick to knocks Sheamus off the apron. Ziggler tries for a cross body off the apron but Sheamus catches him and hits a fallaway slam into the ringside barrier and we go to commercial.
We are back and Ziggler with a kick to the head and Ziggler with a chin lock and arm bar. Sheamus back body drops Ziggler over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus follows after Ziggler and Sheamus sends Ziggler’s head into the steps. Sheamus yells at Vickie and that distraction allows Ziggler to hit a Fameasser off the steps.
They return to the ring and Ziggler with a neck breaker and he hits it and gets a near fall. Ziggler kicks and punches Sheamus. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Ziggler tries for the sleeper but he cannot lock it in and it is a chin lock instead. Sheamus punches Ziggler in the chest.
Ziggler sends Sheamus into the ropes with a drop toe hold and then Ziggler goes to the apron and hits a drop kick and then he rolls in and gets a near fall but since Ziggler’s foot was under the ropes, it might have cost him the match.
ZIggler tries for another neck breaker and he hits it. Ziggler gets another near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock and body scissors. Ziggler with a front face lock and he pushes Ziggler off. Sheamus with running double sledges. Sheamus pushes Ziggler into the corner and he hits a running knee lift. Ziggler escapes the power slam.
Ziggler also escapes the Air Raid Crash and turns it into a sunset flip for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick and a leaping DDT and both men are down. Ziggler gets a near fall. Sheamus goes to the apron and he punches Ziggler and then Sheamus goes up top for the shoulder tackle but Ziggler recovers and he leaps to the corner but Sheamus with a forearm that knocks Ziggler to the mat. Sheamus with the flying shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall.
Zigler rolls to the apron and Sheamus realizes that it is time for the forearms across the chest. Ziggler with a shot ot the head but Sheamus pulls Ziggler back into the ring and he tries for the uranage back breaker but Ziggler with elbows to the head. Ziggler with a kick to the chest of the charging Sheamus. Ziggler runs into the Brogue Kick for the three count.
on Thursday, June 21 scored a 0.97 rating, down from a 1.02 rating last week,
but the third consecutive show to round to a 1.0.
Impact averaged 1.24
million viewers, down eight percent from last week's average of 1.34 million
viewers. It was the fewest viewers during the summer series and the fewest in
two years dating back to June 24, 2010.
On cable TV Thursday night,
Impact ranked #37 on cable TV, #15 among males 18-34, and #15 among males 18-49,
which was the lowest m18-49 ranking since April. Impact was up against 18
million viewers for the NBA Finals finale on broadcast TV, but the show did not
fare well on cable TV, trailing comedy repeats on TBS and "World's Dumbest" on
The key demos were the same as last week, indicating TNA lost the
older-than-49-years-old demographic, likely to the NBA Finals. Impact gained
younger male viewers, improving in males 12-17 and males 12-34 to the highest rating in both
demos since May 10.
Former TNA Knockout Chelsea, real name Alison Skipper, would like to return to
TNA wrestling, she noted on twitter.
Chelsea left TNA Wrestling in
December 2010, but made a return to TNA in February of this year in a segment
with Eric Bischoff. She never appeared on television since, and no one knows if
she is currently signed to the company.
Replying to a fan on twitter
asking if she is still with TNA, she answered ;
"TNA and I are
friends...hopefully we can be more "
More on Why Alberto Del Rio Missed WWE No Way Out Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/21/2012 at 06:59 AM
- Regarding Alberto Del Rio being pulled from No Way Out due to a concussion but wrestling Santino Marella the next night on this week's RAW, it was explained by a source that WWE is just very strict on the issue of concussions.
Del Rio was not cleared to wrestle by the June 11th go-home RAW and there was no probability on June 11th that he would be cleared for No Way Out so they went with the back-up plan of Dolph Ziggler getting the shot against Sheamus. Del Rio ended up getting cleared but by that time they already had changed direction.
- Due to the depth issues with WWE's roster, Randy Orton will continue to be pushed near the top when he returns from suspension soon. Orton has been vocally frustrated in the sense that he believes he is better as a heel.
WWE feels they need one top babyface to anchor the live events and they are trying to get Sheamus there but aren't sure if he's ready yet, which is why Orton is still a babyface.
Orton is also frustrated because officials took his punt kick away from him, which was done because of the concussion issues.
WWE Signs New Diva; Buggy Nova? Full Details Posted by Andy Steven on 06/21/2012 at 01:15 AM
California-based wrestler Buggy Nova has apparently signed a developmental contract with WWE as she made her Florida Championship Wrestling debut at Wednesday’s Summer Slamarama event in Orlando, Florida, according to multiple attendees.
Buggy, who possesses an“alternative” look, participated in a Diva swimsuit competition as well as a dancing contest. Byron Saxton emceed the competitions and announced her as Natalie.
Buggy was first evaluated by WWE officials at the January 16 Raw SuperShow in Anaheim, California. She was invited to the following day’s SmackDown taping in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she wrestled AJ in a tryout match before company brass. She was evaluated the following month at a SmackDown taping in Fresno, California, where she once again faced AJ in a private match.
Buggy is 22-years-old and billed at 5’8″ and 135 pounds. Trained under the Ballard Brothers, she has been wrestling on the independent circuit since 2009.
- AJ Styles laid out Christopher Daniels and Kazarian with powerbombs and Styles
Clashes after Impact Wrestling went off the air on Thursday night. The crowd
chanted one more time and he came back and laid them out.
Kazarian got in the faces of fans afterwards. Chelsea, the former manager of
Desmond Wolfe, was in attendance.
Fans in attendance that paid $20 got
to meet James Storm in the ring after the show.
The fourth live Impact episode of TNA’s summer series opened with a video package documenting James Storm’s resurgence in the Bound for Glory Series last week and Austin Aries facing a title decision tonight.
Live in the Impact Zone, Mike Tenay set the stage, focusing on three items tonight – Aries’s decision, A.J. Styles and Dixie Carter “coming clean,” and the BFG Series Open Fight Night. Hulk Hogan’s music then played to bring out Hogan posing on-stage. On the way to the ring, Hogan pointed to his watch and told Aries that it’s time. Taz also that noted tonight’s Gut Check will feature the first female contestant.
After Hogan completed his posing and various crowd-milking, Hogan said when you ask for change, you better be ready because you make some friends and enemies along the way. Hogan said what happened at the end of last week’s show when Sting was attacked was uncalled for. He said they won’t give those people any more publicity, but they will find out who attacked Sting and make it right for Sting. Hogan followed with more plugs for Open Fight Night and the BFG Series tonight before calling out Austin Aries to come out and make his decision.
After a pause, Aries’s music played to bring out the X Division champion sporting street clothes and the X Title belt around his waist. In the ring, Aries said business first. Aries said last week, Hogan put a great and interesting opportunity on the plate for him. They recapped the offer from Hogan again before noting to be The Man in TNA, you have to be TNA World champion. But, the X Division Title is what this company was built on. He said the X Title is important and he’s afraid if he just hands the title over, then it means nothing. Aries said he came up with an idea – Option C. Hogan said he didn’t give him an Option C. It’s either A or B. Hogan told him he better have one heck of an idea because he’s not here to play games. Aries said he has Option C in mind – he will hand over the X Title for a shot at Roode if he sets the standard going forward that whomever the X champion is leading into Destination X each year will automatically receive a title shot at the PPV. Hogan said Aries is a visionary and he likes where he’s going. Hogan agreed on Option C, and they shook hands.
Suddenly, Roode’s music played to bring out Bobby Roode demanding Hogan get out of his ring. He then asked Aries who he thinks he is thinking he can dictate what happens in his company. Roode told Aries that his little paper title means nothing to him. He said this is the real World Title. “Austin Aries” chant interrupted. Roode told Aries he just made the biggest mistake of his life. If he wants to get in the main event to challenge for his title, then so be it, but he is no X Division wrestler. “I am God’s gift to professional wrestling,” Roode said. He said he will prove why he’s this company’s top champion at Destination X. Roode vowed to embarrass Aries’s ass. Aries said this is Open Fight Night, so come on down and embarrass him.
The two men met ringside and the fight was on. Roode pulled out an old hockey move pulling Aries’s shirt over his head to take away his eyesight. TNA agents then got their TV time breaking up the fight. Aries shouted at Roode that he’s not tough. Suddenly, Mr. Anderson’s music played as Roode continued to be held back ringside. Anderson came out on-stage and told Roode and Aries that he could watch them pound the snot out of each other all day, but he’s putting them on notice that he doesn’t care who wins their title match because the winner of the BFG Series is the man from Green Bay, Wisconsin…Mr. Anderson. Tenay said Anderson will kick off Open Fight Night and will call out someone on the other side of the break.
[Commercial Break... [...Q2]
Back live, Mike Tenay recapped the BFG Series point system this year. In the ring, Mr. Anderson waited for the red light to make his challenge. He said this man has the balls to intentionally attempt to destroy another man’s family. He called out Daniels. They cut backstage to show Daniels holding his martini and selling anger over having to go fight right now. Daniels then made his way out still with martini glass in-hand. Daniels took a swig before hitting the ring to demand an answer why Anderson called him out. Anderson punched him and it was on.
1 — MR. ANDERSON vs. DANIELS — BFG Series match
In the crowd, Joseph Park was shown intently watching. Also, the announcers noted all BFG Series matches have a 10-minute time limit. Anderson and Daniels went back and forth before Daniels got too cocky, which allowed Anderson to make a comeback and hit the Mic Check for a clean pin and the win.
WINNER: Anderson at 3:06; Anderson gets 7 points.
Backstage: A.J. Styles and Dixie Carter were shown talking in the hallway. Styles acted concerned about having to talk about their issues tonight. He said maybe tonight isn’t the right time, but Dixie told him they’ve gone over it all week. Styles suggested another way. Option C? Dixie sold frustration as Styles sold inner conflict.
Backstage: The Knockouts were gathered on couches in a back room waiting to find out who’s challenging Tessmacher for the KO Title tonight. Brooke Hogan walked into the room as they cut to break.
[Q3] Backstage: Brooke was in the middle of a conversation with the Knockouts. Madison Rayne was tired of waiting around for her answer. Brooke ignored Madison and said she wants to talk to them about why they want the KO Title. ODB said she’s different than any other Knockout, then got caught up in a conversation with Madison. Brooke cut off Madison and said she needs to get her imaginary friend out of her mind. Velvet Sky said she never got her title re-match. Mickie James then claimed to be the best female wrestler of all-time. Brooke told them to get their acts together and be like Tessmacher, who is focused on working hard every night. There was no resolution to who will face Tessmacher tonight after what was presented as a very natural discussion with Brooke taking charge.
Impact Zone: Robbie E. was in the ring backed by Rob Terry. Robbie issued an open challenge to anyone in the back, and out came Kurt Angle ready for a snack.
2 — KURT ANGLE vs. ROBBIE E. (w/Rob Terry) — BFG Series match
Robbie tried to jump Angle once Angle hit the ring, but Angle quickly cut him off and landed three German Suplexes followed by the Angle Slam. Angle flowed right into the Anklelock and Robbie quickly tapped out. Angle kept on smiling and walked right out of the ring.
WINNER: Angle via submission at 0:33, Angle gets 10 points for a submission. Nice, quick, clean, safe victory for Angle.
Gut Check video: Taeler Hendrix was spotlighted for tonight’s Gut Check contest. Hendrix talked about fighting cancer early in her career and now coming to TNA wanting to be Knockouts champion.
Impact Zone: Magnus’s music played to bring out the former tag champion for the next BFG Series Open Challenge. Magnus said he has someone in mind. They cut to break before Magnus’s opponent came out.
Impact Zone: Back live, Magnus was in the ring looking for his cue to issue an open challenge. He said he wants to face a man whose head isn’t in the game. Magnus said he gets it that he has women lined up all over the world to get a shot at “this.” He said he doesn’t screw around with another man’s wife, though, especially when she writes the checks. So, he’s calling out a man who is extremely selfish and only thinks of himself, A.J. Styles. Backstage, Styles took a deep breath and made his way down the hallway to the curtain to answer Magnus’s challenge.
3 — MAGNUS vs. A.J. STYLES — BFG Series match
Styles hit the ring and landed right hand blows before delivering a backbreaker. Styles tried a top-rope move, but Magnus intercepted him in mid-air, then turned it into a big suplex. Magnus continued the assault with forearm strikes, but walked into a textbook dropkick. Magnus avoided the Pele Kick, though, and scored a one count on a pin attempt. They cut to a shot of Joseph Park snacking on popcorn as Magnus settled into a chinlock. Styles came back with a corner clothesline before landing a kick to the head.
Styles went to the corner for a potential finisher as Daniels and Kaz came out to ringside holding paper. Their presence provided a distraction, which allowed Magnus to deliver his finisher for the pin and the win. Post-match: Daniels and Kaz sold mock frustration that Styles lost his match. They left ringside as Styles recovered in the ring.
WINNER: Magnus at 2:28; Magnus gets 7 points. Fine use of Daniels & Kaz to give Styles an “out” for his early BFG Series loss and continue building to Styles “coming clean” on whatever the issue with Dixie is.
Backstage: Hendrix was shown warming up for her Gut Check opportunity. She certainly seems to have the “it” factor TNA is looking for her.
[Q4] [Commercial Break]
Impact Zone: Back live, Jeremy Borash was in the ring along with Taeler Hendrix. JB announced that this is Gut Check. Cue up the dramatic music. JB told Hendrix they hope she is ready. Out came her Gut Check opponent, Tara, who Tenay said is the most experienced TNA Knockout on the roster, which will give Taeler a tough task tonight.
4 — TARA vs. TAELER HENDRIX — Gut Check match
Tara played the veteran role early on, giving Hendrix a lesson in the ring. Mid-match, Joseph Park was instructed by a stagehand to leave his bleacher seat. Hendrix eventually teased a comeback, but Tara cut her off and scored with the Widow’s Peak for a clean win.
WINNER: Tara at 2:34.
Backstage: The six remaining BFG Series competitors were shown waiting for their assignments. Samoa Joe was in soccer shorts, Jeff Hardy had creepy blue paint on, and Bully Ray and James Storm had a great “moment” staring each other down.
Backstage: Park was shown arguing with a stagehand leading him down the hallway. They were stopped by Bully Ray, who told “lawyer boy” that he smells the fear on Park. Park said he may be scared of him, but his brother is not, especially when his brother snatched him out of the ring last week. Ray told Park that if he sees him out in the crowd one more time or Abyss one more time, it will be the last time either one of them is ever seen. Ray threw him off, then Park tried to collect himself and catch his breath following Ray’s latest intimidation tactics.
Announcers: Just before the top of the hour, Tenay and Taz reset the show, focusing on Austin Aries’s TNA Title opportunity at the PPV.
[Q5 -- second hour] Impact Zone: Samoa Joe’s music played to bring out an angry Joe ready for a fight. Joe took a mic and said since no one in the back has the guts to say his name, he’ll come out here and do it himself. He called out James Storm, who giggled backstage. Joe said since Storm is fresh back from petting his horse and finding his smile, he wants to fight him. Backstage, Storm snarled and came through the curtain to the ring.
5 — SAMOA JOE vs. JAMES STORM — BFG Series match
Joe was the aggressor early on, working on Storm’s shoulder. Meanwhile, the announcers told the late-arriving audience that they missed a lot in the first hour. Joe continued to work on Storm as Taz amused himself with pronoun discussion. Storm made a comeback with forearm strikes, but Joe cut him off with a knee to the gut into an armbreaker. Storm fought back with elbows to the gut, then right hand strikes before building momentum with clotheslines. Storm followed with a flying forearm, but got caught in the corner, where Joe smashed him with an enziguiri. Joe then slapped on a rear naked choke, but Storm escaped and flowed into the Last Call Superkick. Storm with the pin for the win.
Post-match: Storm celebrated by shooting alcohol into the crowd. Joe wasn’t happy about the celebration and brought a beer bottle into the ring. Storm saw it coming, though, and prepared to defend himself. Joe opted to give it to Storm, though, as a “sign of mutual respect,” according to Tenay, before bailing from the ring to give Storm the celebration spotlight.
WINNER: Storm at 3:55; Storm gets 7 points to bring him to 27 points.
Video Package: TNA recapped the A.J. Styles and Dixie Carter “scandal” over the past several weeks.
Backstage: Styles and Dixie were shown talking again. Styles said he can’t focus on his matches so they need to get this out in the open tonight. He told Dixie that he’s falling apart. Dixie, with her hands on his chest to calm him down, assured him it’s the right thing to do.
Backstage: Brooke Hogan was back with the Knockouts to talk business and try to see who’s focused on getting the Knockouts Title. She told ODB that she needs to get her personal affairs in order with her “husband” pulling his pants down in front of other women. ODB asked where daddy’s office is, then left.
[Q6] Impact Zone: Bully Ray came out to the Impact Zone with purpose. Ray paced around in the ring before demanding his music be shut off. “It’s off,” Taz said under his breath since it faded out just before Ray spoke. Ray asked if they know he is before introducing himself as the most-hated bully in the world. He demanded to know where Joseph Park is, then noted he’s not here right now. Ray went on to business at-hand. He said they have RVD, Pope, and Hardy left backstage. Ray said he’s going to take the easy ten points tonight, then called out Pope. Ray said he wants his quick points so he can go home and move on to a TNA Title shot. Pope shook off Ray’s “easy” claim, got dressed, and hit the ring.
6 — BULLY RAY vs. “THE POPE” D’ANGELO DINERO — BFG Series match
In the ring, Pope turned his back to remove his jacket, which gave Ray an opening to jump him from behind. Of course, this being TNA, the bell sounded despite the unfair start. Ray continued the assault with sustained offense before Pope came back with a right hand strike. They traded bombs before Pope landed an atomic drop into shoulder block. Pope landed successive bionic elbows, then delivered his running drop across Ray’s neck. Pope wanted a top rope move, but Ray smacked the ropes, crotching Pope.
Ray followed with a big corner splash before landing six of ten corner punches. Suddenly, Abyss came through the crowd and called out for Ray. Abyss made his way to ringside as Pope kneed Ray in the back, sending him to the floor. Ray then got up and saw Abyss standing on the front row. Abyss hopped the guardrail and frightened Ray back into the ring. Back in the ring, Pope hit a quick impact move for the pin and the win. Post-match: Abyss hit the ring and chased Ray out of the ring. Ray ran away to the back as Abyss – walking like a zombie – demanded he come to him.
WINNER: Pope at 3:45; Pope gets 7 points. Abyss’s character just doesn’t seem to fit in the current TNA look and feel. Feels too connected to TNA’s past during eras of illogical, convoluted storylines.
Backstage: Hogan was with the remaining BFG Series competitors, Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy. He said no one called them out, so they must be the odds-on-favorites to win the Series. (That’s way over-looking James Storm.) Hogan told them they are his main event tonight.
Up Next: Brooke makes her Knockouts Title match decision.
Music Video: Portions of Montgomery Gentry’s new music video starring Velvet Sky aired. Included in the video was footage taped at the Impact Zone.
[Q7] Impact Zone: Christy Hemme introduced the Knockouts Title match, starting with the new Knockouts champion Miss Tessmacher. Tenay noted Tessmacher still doesn’t know who she’s facing tonight. They cut backstage to show Brooke Hogan with Velvet Sky and Mickie James. Brooke told Velvet she got the music video, but Mickie gets the title shot tonight. Velvet acted happy for Mickie.
7 — Knockouts champion MISS TESSMACHER vs. MICKIE JAMES — Knockouts Title match
Mickie played the dominant veteran role early on, and scored several close nearfalls that continued to frustrate her. Tessmacher came back with a close nearfall after Mickie kicked out at the last second. Tessmacher then scored with a quick leverage pin for the win. Afterward, Tessmacher took her belt and high-tailed it out of the ring as Mickie sold frustration and pent-up anger.
WINNER: Tessmacher at 5:20. Basic storytelling with Tessmacher trying to hold on for dear life as new champ, while Mickie’s frustration continues to boil not having the title to be recognized as the self-proclaimed best women’s wrestler in TNA.
Backstage: RVD was shown taping his wrists in preparation for the main event. Jeff Hardy was then shown walking down the hallway.
Impact Zone: Rob Van Dam’s music played back from break as that regular obnoxious person in the crowd continued to shriek next to an arena mic. Out came RVD for the final BFG Series match of the night, followed by Jeff Hardy.
8 — JEFF HARDY vs. ROB VAN DAM — BFG Series match
Hardy knocked RVD to the floor within the first minute, then RVD blocked a high-flying attempt. The crowd picked up a dueling “Let’s Go Hardy / R – V – D” chant as RVD began his attack in the ring. RVD followed with a split-legged moonsault for a nearfall, then Hardy came back with a bulldog. Hardy followed with a front suplex before climbing up top. He wanted a Swanton, but Rob moved and Hardy ate the mat.
RVD climbed up top for a 450 splash, but Hardy moved. Hardy nailed a DDT, but RVD kicked out in-time. Hardy followed with a Twist of Fate that turned into sort of a flip-over neckbreaker, and it was good for the pin and the win. Post-match: Tenay covered for this being very short for a TNA main event by focusing on the “incredible pace” to the match.
WINNER: Hardy at 3:47; Hardy gets 7 points. Not enough time to establish a flow in another quick BFG Series match.
Backstage: Styles and Dixie were shown walking down the hallway. They answer Daniels’s allegations next.
Back live, Tenay recapped the BFG Series Leaderboard with James Storm on top with 27 points and Kurt Angle second-place with 10 points.
Next Week: TNA Tag Title match with Angle & Styles vs. Daniels & Kazarian in a Slammiversary re-match.
Impact Zone: To no music, Dixie and Styles emerged on-stage to have one final conversation before walking to the ring. They eventually made it into the ring selling concern over their speech. Dixie said this has been going on a long time. She said situations like this never have a positive outcome. Dixie couldn’t find the words, so Styles told her they don’t have to do this. He said they can leave right now. The crowd booed as Styles tried to lead her out of the ring, but a random woman emerged ringside.
The woman, pregnant, approached Styles and asked to be let into the ring. The woman introduced herself as Claire Lynch and said no one knows who she is. Claire said she came to Dixie looking for help and Dixie went to A.J. because she knew he could help because he is of high moral character. Claire said she’s here to tell the truth. She said Dixie and A.J. are not having an affair. She said she’s an addict and been trying to get clean; she started out drinking and it got out of control. Claire said she woke up a few times in a hotel room with strangers. Some audience members laughed in the background as this got more and more absurd.
Claire she didn’t want anyone to know her secret, and they were there for her. Claire said Daniels and Kaz got in the way when Dixie and Styles were trying to look over her. Backstage, Daniels and Kaz were shown freaking out because no one told him that she was there. Daniels came stomping out to the ring, and Styles met him with a blast to the face. Kaz tried to make the save, but Styles creamed him. Styles blasted away at Daniels again, then power-slammed Kaz on the back of his neck that oohed the crowd. Styles and Daniels continued to brawl, then Styles hit a Pele Kick. He pounded away at Daniels as they signed off
TNA Files Legal Complaint Against Scott Steiner 20 Jun 2012 Posted by 404 in Latest TNA Wrestling News & Rumors According to the Nashville City Paper, TNA has filed a legal complaint against Scott Steiner, attempting to silence him though social media .
TNA claims that Steiner’s comments violate a contractual stipulation he signed with them back in December 2010. The stipulation states that Steiner is not allowed to make any public statements, including tweeting, concerning TNA or any of its officers, wrestlers, or other individuals without prior approval. TNA is now claiming that Steiner is in breech of contract.
A portion of TNA's legal complaint: “In blatant disregard of the parties’ Agreement, Steiner has engaged in a concerted effort to disparage TNA, its wrestlers, and other talent and cast them in a negative light,”. It also states that TNA formally notified Steiner to stop the negative tweets on May 10.
The article also notes that so far, TNA has not filed an injunction against Steiner.
- The WWE SummerSlam promotional poster which was featured on RAW this week is
indeed the official poster for this year's pay-per-view event. The promotional
poster features a face shot of
Brock Lesnar with water dripping down from his face. "The perfect storm" is also
featured on the poster which is most likely this year's slogan for the event.
Details on Cena and Orton's Past Animosity Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/19/2012 at 08:18 PM
Fueling rumors that WWE may part ways with Randy Orton as a result of his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program, former WWE talent Kenn Doane (a/k/a Kenny Dykstra) stated recently on Twitter that he believes John Cena is among those within the sports entertainment organization lobbying for the SmackDown wrestler’s termination. Doane's belief is based on Cena admitting to him in 2006 that he wanted Orton fired following his first Wellness Program infraction.
One WWE source said though the wrestling stars' relationship may currently be more amicable, Cena 'hated' Orton then due to the third-generation wrestler constantly "calling out Cena for what he was."
Younger talents believed then that as Cena gained more political clout, he assumed a 'hard-ass coach role' in the vein of John "Bradshaw" Layfield. Orton too had leverage and stood up for himself against Cena.
Meanwhile, Doane plans to air more of Cena's dirty laundry with a no holds barred tell-all interview. While promoting the upcoming interview on Twitter, he made mention of John Cena's wife Elizabeth Huberdeau, who is embroiled in a divorce battle with the WWE megastar.
Doane wrote, "Not gonna wanna miss this. My new friend Elizabeth might wanna tune in too..."
F4WOnline.com reports that Del Rio had a dispute with upper-level management that day and threatened to quit WWE. One company source says Del Rio was frustrated with his standing and contemplating a departure. A second source said the incident 'wasn't that big a deal' and that both sides were wrangling over a contract matter. A third source believes the spat was a combination of both accounts.
Del Rio has leverage; he has no issues with income and could return to Mexico as a heralded former WWE Superstar and son of noted luchador Dos Caras. A company employee expressed skepticism Monday night that Del Rio had legitimately suffered a concussion, noting that he was "too injured" to work the No Way Out pay-per-view event on Sunday but healthy enough to work Raw. The employee believes the concussion was a cover excuse for issues that materialized between Del Rio and officials, necessitating his removal from the title match against Sheamus.
- Monday's edition of WWE RAW scored a 3.4 rating with an average audience of 4.96 million viewers. The show did hours of 3.38 and 3.43. The first hour drew 4.85 million viewers, while the second hour drew 5.07 million viewers. This is up from the three hour show that averaged 4.62 million viewers last week. Last week's show in the normal two hour time slot drew 4.98 million viewers.
Live Fan Report From Monday's WWE RAW Supershow Posted by Andy Steven on 06/19/2012 at 06:06 PM
Thanks to John Permaul for sending this in:
After RAW went off the air, Big Show did come back to the ring and he and Cena fought. After Cena hit the Attitude Adjustment on Big Show, Big Show left the ring and then walked up the entrance way. He then delivered 2 big slaps to John Laurinaitis' chest. However, after the crowd started to chant for a third one, the Big Show went to do a third one, but then blew off the fans and left. So he never did a third big slap to his chest. After that John Cena brought out Zack Ryder and he delivered the Browski Boot.
Next, Triple H came out and mentioned how Big Johnny's chest was red, but not his back. Triple H held Laurinatis in place and then Cena and Ryder both took turns slapping him in the back. After HHH gave him the pedigree, HHH let the camera man show all the red marks all over Big Johnny's body, and then the three of them left.
On the entrance way HHH, Cena, and Ryder all fist-pumped on the entrance way. Justin Roberts did not lead any "Na na na na" singing, which was incorrectly reported. Laurinaitis then made his way up the entrance.
When at the top, Vince McMahon's music DID NOT play, and he just came out and pretty much directed the crowd to clap one last time for John Laurinaitis. When Big Johnny turned around to face the crowd one last time, Vince McMahon then kicked Laurinaitis in the left ass check (Vince gave the final ass kick of the night). Then Justin Roberts thanked the fans for coming and to drive home safe.
In TNA History- The First Ever TNA Show Is Held
On June 19, 2002 exactly 10 years ago today,
the first TNA show was held in Hunstville, Alabama. The first televised match
featured Low Ki, Jerry Lynn and AJ Styles versus The Flying Elvises Sonny Siaki,
Jorge Estrada and Jimmy Yang. The main event featured the recently vacated NWA
title Gauntlet match which was won by Ken Shamrock.
Matt Morgan defeated Crimson with a boot to the
face. After Morgan's victory, he grabbed a sign that a fan had in the front row
that had Morgan's picture on it with the words, "Gone Baby Gone". Morgan held it
high so everyone could see it, the proceeded to do a "curtain call" and thanked
the fans as he was leaving.
- WWE announced that Chris Jericho will return to the company on next week’s Raw Supershow. While announcing Jericho’s return, it was announced Fozzy’s upcoming album “Sin and Bones” is due out August 14, 2012.
WWE Raw Results from Long Island, New York Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/18/2012 at 08:15 PM
- Tonight's WWE RAW Supershow opens up with the normal RAW intro video. Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler welcome us to the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, New York. They hype John Laurinaitis' final statement and Cyndi Lauper's appearance.
- We go to the ring and out comes Long Island's own Mick Foley.
Foley says he got a call from the Board of Directors last night. While they figure out the next permanent General Managers for RAW and SmackDown, they will be reaching out to former General Managers so they reached out to Foley, a former Commissioner. Foley will be hosting both RAW and SmackDown this week. Foley announces Kane and Daniel Bryan vs. World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and WWE Champion CM Punk.
Foley introduces John Laurinaitis, who is coming out to make his farewell address. Laurinaitis comes out on his crutch, with his arm in a sling and a brace around his neck. A "you got fired" chant breaks out. Foley hugs Laurinaitis and causes him more pain as he enters the ring. Laurinaitis takes the mic and the crowd boos him. Foley gets the crowd to boo Laurinaitis some more. Laurinaitis gets mad and says the fans are rude so he will wait and give his address later. He also announces he made tonight's main event before he was fired. That match will be John Cena vs. Big Show, David Otunga and himself in a handicap match. Laurinaitis yells at Foley to have a nice day and leaves the ring.
Laurinaitis is headed to the back when the World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus comes out. Sheamus stops and stares him down before heading to the ring where Foley waits. WWE Champion CM Punk is out next as we get ready for tonight's opener. Punk stops on the ramp and mocks Laurinaitis as he passes. Punk enters the ring as we go to commercial.
CM Punk and Sheamus vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan
Back from the break and out comes Kane followed by his partner Daniel Bryan. Bryan and Sheamus start things out as we get ready to go. They lock up and Sheamus takes Bryan to the mat with a headlock. Sheamus goes for White Noise early but Bryan counters. Sheamus ends up on the floor but comes right back in over the top and takes Bryan out. Sheamus with a big sideslam for a 2 count and a tag to Punk. Punk springboards in for a 2 count on Bryan.
Bryan turns it around and tags in Kane. Kane works over Punk and clotheslines him in the corner for a 2 count. Kane works on the arm now. Punk fights out but gets dropped with a big elbow for a 2 count. Punk fights off both Kane and Bryan in the corner. Kane cuts him off but misses a clothesline. Punk dives through the ropes and takes out Bryan on the floor. Punk drops Kane over the top rope. Punk goes to the top and comes down but Kane punches him in mid-air. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Kane goes for a chokeslam on Punk. Punk stops it with a kick to the head. Sheamus gets the tag and takes out both Kane and Bryan from the apron. Sheamus unloads on Kane and scoops him for a big powerslam. Sheamus with a 2 count. Sheamus with big forearm shots to the chest on the apron on Bryan. Kane charges but Sheamus moves and he knocks Bryan to the floor. Kane counters White Noise and dumps Sheamus to the floor. Bryan runs and hits a hard dropkick to the face on Sheamus. Kane comes back in and tries to stop Sheamus from tagging. Bryan joins in with the double team. Bryan with kicks on Sheamus in the corner now.
Bryan with a dropkick in the corner and another 2 count on Sheamus. Kane comes back in and continues the assault on Sheamus. Kane with a big sideslam and another pin attempt. Kane climbs to the top and comes down with a big clothesline for another 2 count. Bryan comes back in and they double team Sheamus some more. Bryan stomps away on Sheamus again. Bryan goes for another dropkick in the corner but Sheamus moves. Punk tags in and unloads on Bryan. Punk goes for GTS but Bryan counters. Punk with a powerslam for 2. Punk hits the high knee in the corner and a bulldog. Punk climbs up to the top but Bryan cuts him off. Bryan climbs up for the superplex and nails it. AJ Lee's music hits and here she comes wearing a Kane mask and Kane colors. AJ skips around the ring in her Kane mask as her music plays. She skips up the ramp and back to the back as Kane follows her in shock. Sheamus tags in as Punk hits GTS on Bryan. Sheamus nails the Brogue Kick for the win.
Winners: CM Punk and Sheamus
- Still to come tonight - will Brock Lesnar accept Triple H's challenge? Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Dolph Ziggler is arguing with Jack Swagger in the back. Ziggler says Swagger rides his coattails every night. Ziggler says Vickie Guerrero knows who the real star of the group is. She walks up and screams. She's tired of them arguing and bickering. Vickie says it's time to make a decision. Vickie says she just spoke to Foley and they are going to settle this in the ring.
- David Otunga is backstage with John Laurinaitis. They're picking on Mick Foley when Big Show walks in. Laurinaitis says tonight, Show is going to knockout John Cena and then Laurinaitis will get the pin. Laurinaitis says people won't forget his name. Laurinaitis says the fans don't deserve him. He's going to leave a lasting impression they will never forget.
Jack Swagger vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and out comes Dolph Ziggler before we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Jack Swagger is out. Vickie Guerrero watches from ringside as they lock up. Swagger slams Ziggler and does push-ups in the ring. Ziggler with some offense and showing off now. They shove each other and go back at it. Ziggler lands bad on his knee and goes to the corner in pain. Swagger takes out the hurt knee and goes to work on it.
Swagger takes Ziggler back down and wraps his leg up. Swagger screams that he's better than Ziggler. Swagger stalls and shows off, allowing Ziggler to roll him up for a close 2 count. Ziggler goes for the Zig Zag but misses. Swagger applies the ankle lock now. Swagger stops Dolph from reaching the ropes but Dolph tries to fight out of the hold. Ziggler finally rolls through and sends Swagger into the ring post. Ziggler with the Zig Zag out of nowhere for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- After the match, Vickie Guerrero gets in the ring and hugs Dolph. They kiss and leave the ring together.
- We get a look at Triple H from No Way Out where he challenged Brock Lesnar to a SummerSlam match. We see a limousine pull up outside before going back to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes Paul Heyman as the crowd chants ECW. Heyman says he is here as the advocate for Brock Lesnar. Heyman has a word that Triple H isn't used to - no. No, Brock Lesnar will not drop his lawsuit against WWE, no Heyman will not drop his lawsuit against Triple H and mot importantly - no, Brock Lesnar will not fight Triple H at SummerSlam. The crowd boos. Heyman thanks the fans for their attention and thanks Triple H for his time as well. Heyman goes to leave the ring but the music hits and here comes Triple H.
Triple H says he's not one of Heyman's cronies from the 90's drinking his kool-aid. Triple H says he knows what he is - a habitual liar. Triple H says Lesnar will fight him at SummerSlam. Heyman goes to speak but Triple H only wants to hear from Lesnar. He wants to hear Lesnar step up and say he will fight. Triple H says Lesnar wants to be the star and he can give him that. Triple H shows a SummerSlam poster on the big screen with Lesnar and says Lesnar can be the face of the promotion. All he has to do is step up and agree to the fight. Triple H says Lesnar will go down as the guy who is scared of Triple H if he doesn't go through with this. Heyman says Triple H is good, he almost had him going. Heyman wants Triple H to stop pretending to be a wrestler and the ass kicker he used to be. Heyman tells Triple H to go back to his little princesses and play the king of kings because in Lesnar and Heyman's world, he's not the king of anything. Heyman taunts Triple H for getting mad and asks if he's going to hit him. Heyman says Triple H is getting to be like Vince more and more. Heyman says he knew how to push Vince's buttons and he can push Triple H's too. Heyman dares Triple H to punch him again.
Heyman says if he gets hit, he and Lesnar will own WWE and in their world, they have nothing for Triple H. Heyman comes back and says he will have something for Stephanie McMahon and Triple H immediately grabs him by his collar. Triple H lets go. Heyman goes back to mocking him. Heyman says he is ahead of Triple H and knows what he's going to do ahead of time. Heyman says Triple H has met his match. Heyman says he can read Triple H from a mile away. Triple H pulls back and lays Heyman out with a big right hand. Triple H takes the mic and asks Heyman if he saw that coming and to tell Lesnar he will see him at SummerSlam, unless he's afraid the same thing will happen to him. Triple H leaves the ring as officials check on Heyman.
- Still to come tonight, Cena vs. Laurinaitis, Otunga and Show in a Handicap Match. We see stills from the Tuxedo Match at No Way Out between Santino Marella and Ricardo Rodriguez. Alberto Del Rio has been cleared to compete and will face Santino next. Back to commercial.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Santino Marella
The bell rings and Del Rio strikes with a kick. He takes Santino to the corner and beats him down with more kicks. Del Rio with a low dropkick to the face and a 2 count. Del Rio works on the arm now. Santino tries to fight back but Del Rio knocks him down. Santino gets in a big hip toss but misses the headbutt. Santino goes on and brings out the Cobra but Del Rio kicks him in the head. Del Rio applies the cross armbreaker for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- After the match, Del Rio poses with Ricardo in the ring over Santino. Del Rio leaves the ring and Ricardo goes back in to drop Santino with an armbreaker. Ricardo joins Del Rio on the stage before going to the back.
- We get a promo video with clips fro Cyndi Lauper's past WWE appearances. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and WWE Divas Champion Layla is in the ring. In honor of the upcoming 1,000th RAW, she introduces WWE Hall of Famer Wendi Richter and Grammy Award winner Cyndi Lauper, making her first WWE appearance in many years. Richter and Lauper head to the ring.
Lauper talks about how it's been a long time and how it's good to see her girl Wendi. Wendi talks but they're interrupted by Heath Slater. Slater comes out and calls this a train-wreck. Lauper asks who he is. Slater says he's the one man band. Lauper and Slater have words. Slater tells all three of them to leave the ring so the world can witness his first single. The crowd chants for Zack Ryder. Slater starts to sing and finally Roddy Piper's music hits. The WWE Hall of Famer comes out to a big pop from the crowd.
Piper kisses the hands of Layla, Lauper and Richter. Piper tells Slater to take a hike. Piper says it was the Rock 'n Wrestling Connection that put wrestling where it is today. Piper says he's been waiting a long time to do this. He says he loves Lauper and has something brought up from ringside. Piper recalls when Lauper's gold record got broken with Captain Lou Albano. Piper presents Lauper with a new record and plaque. He presents it on behalf of himself, Albano and the entire WWE Universe. Piper says Lauper is the best woman he's known associated with wrestling. Piper gets emotional and hugs Lauper, telling her he loves her again. Slater has had enough. He tells them all to get out of his ring so people can hear his single. Slater goes on and ends up getting the new plaque and record smashed over his head by Lauper. Piper looks concerned as Slater gets busted open and goes down. They all dance around to celebrate.
- Still to come, tonight's Handicap main event. Back to commercial.
Titus O'Neil and Darren Young vs. Primo and Epico
Back from the break and Abraham Washington is out on the ramp. He introduces the Prime Time Players - Darren Young and Titus O'Neil. Out come the new #1 contenders for the WWE Tag Team Titles. Primo and Epico wait in the ring with Rosa Mendes looking on. Titus starts out with Epico and beats him down. Epico goes behind but Titus overpowers him and tags in Young for some double teaming.
Young with a 2 count, some more offense and another 2 count. They go at it until Epico tags in Primo. Primo with a back elbow and clotheslines. Primo dropkicks Young and comes off the top with a senton for a 2 count. Titus dumps Epico to the floor. Primo dropkicks Titus out of the ring. Young goes at it with Primo and gets caught with a Backstabber. Primo goes for a cover but Titus pulls Young out to safety. Primo and Epico dropkick them back to the floor. Primo and Epico run the ropes to dive out but AW gets in the way and they choose not to leap out of the ring. AW keeps Young and O'Neil on the ramp as the referee counts them out.
Winners by Count Out: Primo and Epico
- We see footage of Chris Jericho playing at the Download Festival with Fozzy. They confirm that Jericho will return to RAW next Monday night. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and John Laurinaitis is in the ring for his farewell address. Laurinaitis says John Cena cheated at No Way Out. Laurinaitis says Cena and 5 other men beat down Big Show, allowing Cena to win. Laurinaitis goes on and says the next time we see him it will be when he's inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He calls it a dark day for WWE and introduces his partners.
John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis, David Otunga and Big Show
David Otunga and Big Show make their way out to join Laurinaitis in the ring before we take another commercial break.
John Cena vs. John Laurinaitis and David Otunga
David Otunga and Big Show make their way out to join Laurinaitis in the ring before we take another commercial break.
Back from the commercial and Teddy Long joins Cole and Lawler on commentary. Teddy takes his sign off that he's been wearing and rips it up. Show takes the mic and says it took six men to defeat him at No Way Out. Show thanks Laurinaitis for his iron-clad contract and his fat bonus. Show says he has proven he can beat Cena on his own. Show says he's off to bigger and better things. He sees no reason to compete tonight. Show tells them they are on their own and leaves the ring for the back. John Cena's music is next and out he comes to a big reaction.
Otunga starts things off with Cena as the dueling chants for Cena start up. They lock up and Cena slams Otunga. Cena drops an elbow and takes Otunga to the corner. Cena hits the bulldog. Otunga crawls for a tag but Laurinaitis backs off the apron. Cena suplexes Otunga. Otunga crawls for another tag but Laurinaitis backs down. Cena with a side slam on Otunga. Cena misses a clothesline and goes to the floor. Otunga follows and throws him into the steel steps. Otunga brings it back in the ring and stomps on Cena. Otunga with a clothesline in the corner and a big shoulder for a 2 count.
Otunga with more offense and another 2 count on Cena. More Zack Ryder chants from the crowd as Otunga works Cena over. Laurinaitis finally reaches for a tag and in he comes. Laurinaitis throws the crutch away and takes off his neck brace. Ace tosses the sling and stomps away on Cena. Laurinaitis yells People Power and continues stomping on Cena. Laurinaitis with a pin attempt. Laurinaitis goes to tag but Otunga drops off the apron and won't tag in. Otunga walks away from the ring and leaves Laurinaitis on his own. Ace turns around to right hands from Cena. Cena with a shot to the back and a big slam. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle on Laurinaitis and then the Attitude Adjustment. The crowd wants one more and Cena delivers. Cena hits a third AA and then puts Laurinaitis in the STF. Laurinaitis taps out for the win.
Winner: John Cena
- After the match, Teddy Long celebrates at ringside as John Cena salutes him. Laurinaitis rolls out to the floor as Cena celebrates in the ring. Cena taunts Laurinaitis as RAW goes off the air.
John Cena def. Big Show in a Steel Cage Match Ryback def. Two local athletes in 2-on-1 Handicap Match WWE Champion CM Punk def. Kane and Daniel Bryan in a Triple Threat Match World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus def. Dolph Ziggler Intercontinental Champion Christian def. Cody Rhodes Divas Champion Layla def. Beth Phoenix Brodus Clay def. David Otunga The Prime Time Players won a Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match Sin Cara def. Hunico United States Champion Santino Marella def. Ricardo Rodriguez (Tuxedo Match)
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