- WWE Studios is finishing shooting scenes for "The Marine: Homefront" in Vancouver this week.
The star of the film, The Miz, has a new look for the movie
and is expected to return to WWE television in the coming weeks.
Extreme Rising: Reby Sky, Sabu Returns and More Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/30/2012 at 10:23 AM
- Sabu returned to the ring in front of about 200 fans at last night's Extreme Rising event in Queens, New York. Sabu defeated Papadon in the opener.
More newsworthy notes from Extreme Rising:
* The show went along much better than the first Extreme Reunion event.
* Former WWE star Sylvester Turkay was in attendance. He didn't wrestle but filmed scenes for a Zombie vs. Wrestler movie that Shane Douglas also appears in.
* Taya Parker from the Rock of Love reality show was acting as a ring girl.
* Matt Hardy's girlfriend Reby Sky came out and talked about the women who paved the way for her to be here - women like Beulah McGillicutty and Francine. As she left, former TNA star Homicide came out and they had words. She slapped him which led to him laying her out with an Ace Crusher. Matt Hardy came out for the save.
* Shane Douglas cut a long promo and at the end, talked about how he was bringing Lucha Libre back. He introduced Pescadilla, Super Crazy's nephew and Bestia 666, the son of Damian 666. They wrestled and Bestia got the win.
* Matt Hardy worked the main event, defeating Jerry Lynn. They both put each other over on the mic after the match.
* Extreme Rising runs tonight in Philadelphia with Lynn vs. Hardy vs. Homicide in the main event. Other names appearing include Sandman, Sabu, The Gangstas, Balls Mahoney, Blue Meanie and more.
WWE Smackdown Results 6/29/12 By LOP Jun 30, 2012 - 12:52:58 AM
Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com
The announcers talk about the World Title Match tonight and they mention that AJ won’t get involved because of her interaction with the people surrounding the WWE Title. We see footage from the Triple Threat Match from Raw when Daniel Bryan got the victory after AJ’s distraction.
We see footage from the Divas Battle Royal from Monday night that was won by AJ.
Match Number One: AJ Lee versus Layla in a Non Title Match
They shake hands before the match starts. They lock up and Layla with a side head lock and take down. AJ with a head scissors but Layla escapes. They lock up again and AJ with a side head lock take down. Layla with a front face lock and a near fall. Layla with a kick to the midsection and side head lock. AJ with forearms to the ribs but Layla with a shoulder tackle and then she blows a kiss to AJ. Layla with a rollup for a near fall.
Layla with a wrist lock but AJ with forearms. AJ with a drop toe hold and drop kick to Layla. AJ with a running forearm into the corner and she gets a near fall. Layla with a back heel kick and then Layla hits a double jump cross body for a near fall.
Layla takes AJ to the mat by the hair and gets a near fall. AJ with a knee but Layla with a kick. AJ with a spinning back round kick.
Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he starts to Yes his way to the ring. AJ gets distracted while Daniel does his lap around the ring. Layla with a rollup for the three count.
After the match, AJ stares at Bryan and then she attacks Layla from behind. AJ punches Layla and the referee has to separate them.
AJ looks at Bryan and the crowd is Yesing. Daniel tells her to calm down. He says that it is not so fun when someone distracts you in the middle of a match. Unlike AJ, he is not out here because he craves attention. He is out here because he has something very important to discuss.
He says that he has to talk with Vickie Guerrero and he wants AJ to hear it too. Bryan tells Vickie that he is not leaving the ring until he gets what he wants. Bryan says that he will hold this show hostage if he has to.
Bryan says that Vickie has left him no choice. Bryan starts to chant ‘Yes’. AJ starts to chant ‘Yes’ when Bryan stops.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a Raw 1000 Memorable Moment and Triple H talks about Mike Tyson’s appearance on Raw when DX got in Tyson’s face in March 1998 and it was revealed that Tyson was wearing a DX shirt.
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Bryan and AJ are having a Yes duel.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and she excuse mes her way to the ring.
Vickie says that she doesn’t know what Daniel wants but the people are sick of him repeating the same annoying catchphrase. Vickie yells Excuse Me.
Bryan says that he needed to make a point because he defeated both Kane and CM Punk in the same match on Raw. He is the new number one contender for the WWE Championship. Bryan says that he needed to show everyone that both Raw and Smackdown will revolve around him.
Bryan says that he wanted to applaud Vickie for what she did by giving him a title match. Bryan says that management style makes him want to see Vickie run both shows on a permanent basis.
Bryan says that if that is the case, Vickie will be the GM and Bryan will be the champion. They will need to work together, hand in hand. Assuming that happens, he has an idea for Vickie to take to the Board of Directors for the WWE Championship match at Money in the Bank. He wants AJ banned from ringside.
Vickie starts to talk and Bryan interrupts and says that she is a liability, she is unstable, she is a menace, he refuses to lose his opportunity because of AJ.
Vickie says that she is not as bad as AJ. She does not forget what AJ did on Raw. Vickie comments on the Tweet that AJ posted. Vickie says that she is sick of being called grandma by AJ.
Bryan reminds Vickie that this is not about her, but about him.
Vickie mentions the poll that was on WWE.com about the role that AJ should have for the match at Money in the Bank. The options were guest timekeeper, guest referee, guest ring announcer, or guest commentator.
Vickie says that the Board of Directors listened to the poll results and AJ will be the guest referee.
AJ starts chanting yes as she leaves the ring.
Daniel says that this is not fair but Vickie says that this is what the Board wants.
Bryan starts to chant No and he leaves the ring.
Vickie says that she wants to thank the Board of Directors for their work. She says that over the next two weeks, there will be qualifying matches for the World Title Money in the Bank Match. This match will be open to anyone.
Damien Sandow makes his way to the ring for his match against Zack Ryder. Sandow begs everyone’s indulgence for a moment. He reminds us that he is here not only to help the WWE Universe, but he is here to help his opponent. The WWE’s official ambassador of ignorance, mediocrity, and stupidity. He says that Zack is no different than the crowd. He ensures that the unwashed masses will have a World Champion who will shepherd them to the enlightenment that they so desperately yearn for.
Match Number Two: Zack Ryder versus Damien Sandow in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
They lock up and Ryder with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Ryder with a flying forearm and flapjack for a near fall. Sandow backs into the corner and he kicks Ryder in the knee and sends Ryder into the turnbuckles and he kicks Ryder. Sandow rubs Ryder’s face in the mat and kicks him again.
Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and Sandow rolls to his feet and he hits a flourish elbow drop. Sandow with a full nelson and he sends Ryder’s head into the turnbuckles. Ryder drives Sandow’s face into the mat and then he connects with an elbow. Sandow runs into knees from Ryder. Ryder with a missile drop kick and he gets a near fall.
Ryder with a punch and he sets for the Broski Boot and connects. Ryder sets for the Rough Ryder but Sandow hot shots Ryder onto the ropes and then hits the Cross arm neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow
After the match, Sandow does his victory cartwheel.
Michael Cole mentions that Charlie Sheen will be the Social Media Ambassador for the 1000th episode of Raw.
Daniel Bryan is walking in the back and he knocks on the Divas locker room door because he wants to talk to AJ.
Kaitlyn comes out and she says that AJ is not inside. Bryan wants to know where she is and Kaitlyn says that Bryan should try to get on AJ’s good side because AJ is a little mentally unstable, but he didn’t hear that from Kaitlyn.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Tyson Kidd versus Jack Swagger in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Kidd with a waist lock and Swagger with a standing switch and waist lock take down. Kidd with a victory roll for a near fall. Swagger sends Kidd over the top rope but Kidd lands on the apron and Kidd with a slingshot rollup for a near fall. Kidd with a baseball slide and then he goes to the apron while Swagger returns to the ring.
Swagger with a wheelbarrow suplex for a near fall. Swagger with a punch and knees in the corner. Swagger with an arm wringer and he takes Kidd to the mat again and Swagger with a leg drop to the arm for a near fall. Swagger with an arm bar to Kidd. Swagger with a forearm to the shoulder and Kidd with a rollup for a near fall. Kidd has a kick blocked and Swagger with a splash into the corner.
Swagger with a biel across the ring and then Swagger with the double jump Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Swagger with an arm bar but Kidd with kicks and a DDT. Kidd with kicks to the leg followed by a jumping back heel kick. Kidd with a back heel kick and drop kick to the head for a near fall.
Kidd with a punch but Swagger with an Irish whip. Swagger runs into an elbow. Swagger applies an ankle lock but Kidd uses the ropes to escape. Kidd with an enzuigiri to a charging Swagger and then Kidd goes up top and hits a blockbuster for the three count.
Winner: Tyson Kidd
We go to commercial.
We are back with a look at the way that we got the Triple Threat Match for the World Title tonight.
Vickie and Dolph are in the office and Dolph wonders why Vickie isn’t doing more to help him. Vickie says that she is being watched by the Board of Directors. Dolph wants Vickie to ban the Brogue Kick and Cross Arm Breaker. Vickie asks what this means for her and Dolph yells at Vickie for making it all about her. He tells her to do something for him after six years of stealing the show. Vickie slaps Dolph and it calms him down. Dolph just wants Vickie with him when he wins the World Title.
Match Number Four: Santino Marella and Christian versus Cody Rhodes and David Otunga in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Rhodes and Marella start things off and Cody with a hammer lock. Santino with elbows and he works on the arm and connects with a shoulder in the corner. Christian tags in and punches Cody and then he works on the arm. Christian with a punch to Rhodes and then Cody with a knee to the midsection and a gourdbuster for a near fall.
Otunga tags in and he kicks Christian and slams him followed by a low shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall. Otunga chokes Christian in the ropes and then Rhodes kicks Christian when the referee was not looking. Cody tags in and snap mares Christian and applies a side head lock and body scissors. Christian with an Irish whip and he runs into a boot from Cody. Cody goes to the turnbuckles and Christian with a punch to the midsection.
Otunga tags in and Christian kicks him away to tag in Santino. Santino with a forearm and then he does a split and hip toss followed by a diving head butt. Santino reaches into his gear and sets up the cobra and hits Otunga but Cody pulls him out of the ring. Cody punches Santino when the referee was not looking.
Cody tags in and avoids the cobra and connects with a back heel kick and gets a near fall. Cody with a jackknife cover and then he removes the sock puppet and throws it away. Cody chokes Santino in the ropes and then Otunga tags in and kicks Santino. Otunga with a back elbow and he poses and then he pulls a Steiner and does a flex elbow drop but only goes for the cover and gets a near fall.
Otunga with a rear chin lock and his knee in Santino’s back. Santino with a Saito suplex and both men are down. Christian and Cody tag in and Christian with punches and a running forearm. Cody with an elbow but Christian with a flapjack and he goes to the turnbuckles for a flying back elbow.
Cody with a kick but Christian with a shoulder from the apron and Christian drops Cody’s back across the top rope. Cody avoids the Killswitch but he cannot avoid an inverted DDT. Otunga grabs the leg and that allows Cody to connect with a running double sledge. Otunga tags in but David punches Cody by accident. Santino sends Cody to the floor but Otunga takes care of Santino. Otunga turns around and he is met with the spear from Christian for the three count.
Winners: Santino Marella and Christian
Sheamus in the interview area and Matt Striker asks Sheamus if he is worried about losing the title without being pinned. Sheamus says that he didn’t become World Champion by being worried. He might lose tonight. He could also retain the title at Money in the Bank but get ambushed by the winner of the Money in the Bank match. He could also walk outside and get hit by a car driven by Lindsay Lohan.
He didn’t spend his life worrying about what ifs. Alberto Del Rio thinks that he is better than everyone because he is rich. Dolph thinks that he is better than everyone because . . . he is Dolph Ziggler. Sheamus says that he can prove that he is better than both men by winning.
Sheamus says that he doesn’t worry, he just kicks arse.
We go to commercial.
We are back and AJ is in the back saying her role in the WWE Title Match at Money in the Bank out loud and she appears to like the sound of it. Daniel Bryan comes up behind and says that he has been looking for her. He apologizes for distracting AJ and costing her the match. He says that he is looking out for her best interest. He says that he has a doctor friend who can help her. He says that friends try to help each other. Daniel asks AJ if he can give her his number. AJ looks at Daniel and says Yes and then she repeats herself and skips away.
Match Number Five: Dan Barone and Brendan Burke versus Ryback
Ryback waits for Barone to charge at him and he sends him into the air. Burke tries to run away but Ryback cuts him off on the floor and hits a big boot to the chest. Ryback pulls Barone to the floor. Burke with a few kicks that have no effect. Barone climbs on his back and Ryback with the over the shoulder boulder holder. Ryback with a power bomb to Burke and then he takes care of Barone with a clothesline. Ryback with the double muscle buster for the three count.
Aksana and Antonio Cesaro are kissing and Teddy Long stops by. Teddy says that he doesn’t harbor any hard feelings towards them about their relationship. Teddy tells them that he will be the General Manager next week.
Aksana starts to suck up to Teddy but Teddy says that he can see clearly. Not only do they deserve each other, they need each other. On Tuesday night, Aksana and Antonio will be in a mixed tag match against Layla and Great Khali.
Match Number Six: Justin Gabriel versus Tensai with Sakamoto in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Gabriel with forearms to Tensai but he does not move the big man. Tensai with a shoulder and then he pushes Gabriel over the top rope to the floor. Gabriel with forearms and then he goes up top but Tensai with an uppercut and then he connects with elbow drops and then he punches Gabriel in the back of the head. Tensai with a butterfly suplex and he gets a near fall.
Tensai rubs his forearm across Gabriel’s face. Tensai with a bear hug but Gabriel with a jawbreaker. Gabriel tries for a sunset flip but Tensai picks him up. Gabriel with a series of kicks but Tensai stays on his feet. Tensai runs into a boot. Gabriel with a springboard drop kick and Tensai is knocked to his feet.
Gabriel with a springboard moonsault but Tensai kicks out. Gabriel with a kick to the chest and back but Tensai catches Gabriel off the turnbuckles and hits the choke slam followed by a back senton for the three count.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alberto Del Rio says that even though he has to be in a Triple Threat Match in this horrible town . . . a place with nothing, at the end of the night, he will be the new World Champion. Del Rio says that these people don’t know anything about greatness. He says that he will be victorious because . . .
Vickie excuses herself and she tells Alberto that he will not win tonight. The crowning jewel of her week as General Manager is that she gets to introduce the next World Champion, Dolph Ziggler.
Match Number Seven: Alberto Del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez versus Dolph Ziggler versus Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Title
Sheamus with a boot to Ziggler and then he goes after Del Rio. Sheamus sends Ziggler into the corner and then he does the same to Del Rio. Sheamus sends Ziggler to the floor and Del Rio attacks Sheamus from behind and chokes him. Del Rio with boots when Sheamus charges into the corner. Sheamus with a fireman’s carry slam on Del Rio for a near fall.
Ziggler hits Sheamus from behind and then Ziggler goes to the floor. Sheamus with a shoulder to Del Rio when he returns to the ring. Sheamus gets a near fall on Ziggler. Del Rio with a DDT for a near fall on Sheamus. Del Rio with knees to Sheamus’ shoulder and then he applies an arm bar.
Sheamus punches Del Rio but Ziggler gets Sheamus out of the ring. Del Rio tries for a tilt-a-whirl back breaker but Ziggler lands on his feet and he hits a drop kick. Ziggler kicks Del Rio on the floor and then he sends Alberto’s head into the ring steps.
Ziggler and Del Rio return to the ring and Dolph gets a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick to send Sheamus off the apron and to the floor. Del Rio with punches followed by an Irish whip but he misses a splash into the corner. Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler kicks Del Rio in the corner and then he puts Alberto on the turnbuckles.
Ziggler tries for a superplex but Del Rio stops him. They continue to fight on the turnbuckles until Del Rio falls to the floor. Sheamus gets Ziggler on his shoulders and hits an electric chair drop on Ziggler.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with a drop kick to Sheamus’ back and Ziggler is down too. Sheamus is kicked to the floor by Del Rio. Ziggler and Del Rio go to the floor as well. Del Rio kicks Sheamus in the head and Ziggler kicks Sheamus against the ringside barrier.
Sheamus punches Del Rio but Ziggler joins in the attack on Sheamus. Del Rio sends Sheamus over the announce table. Ziggler and Del Rio stand over Sheamus. Sheamus tries to kick Ziggler away. Del Rio sends Sheamus into the ring steps. Del Rio with a snap mare to Sheamus and Ziggler with kicks.
Del Rio tells Ziggler to go to the turnbuckles and Del Rio covers Sheamus. Ziggler yells at Del Rio and they push each other while Sheamus pulls himself onto the turnbuckles and Sheamus hits the flying shoulder tackle on Del Rio and Ziggler. All three men are down again.
Sheamus with double sledges and a shoulder to Del Rio. Sheamus with a knee lift to Ziggler followed by a power slam to Del Rio for a near fall. Sheamus puts Ziggler on the apron and in the ropes and it is time for the forearms across the chest. Del Rio tries for the single arm breaker but Sheamus avoids it. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick but he does not miss the uranage back breaker. Ziggler breaks it up and he goes after Sheamus. Ziggler misses the Fameasser and Sheamus hits White Noise on Ziggler. Sheamus calls for the Brogue Kick but Del Rio drops the arm on the top rope. Del Rio with an arm breaker for a near fall.
Del Rio kicks Sheamus in the shoulder and he sets for the float over into the cross arm breaker but Sheamus escapes. Sheamus charges into the corner and his shoulder hits the post. Ziggler with a drop kick to the arm. Del Rio with a step up enzuigiri to Ziggler on the apron. Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker but Ziggler breaks it up and he hits the Fameasser on Del Rio but Del Rio kicks out.
Ricardo gets on the apron and Ziggler sends Del Rio into Ricardo for an O’Connor Roll. Sheamus hits the Brogue kick on Ziggler and then he sends Del Rio over the top rope to the floor and he pins Ziggler.
WWE Employee Confirms Maxine Quitting The Company Posted by Andy Steven on 06/29/2012 at 01:04 PM
Terry Anderson, who has worked as a seamstress and costume designer for WWE since 1989, confirmed online reports that Maxine has quit the sports entertainment organization.
Anderson joyfully teased a WWE departure Tuesday evening via Twitter Twitter, writing, "Yes yes yes ...so happy a certain person will no longer be with WWE."
She was than asked whether the person in question was Randy Orton, who is currently serving a sixty-day suspension for his second violation of the Talent Wellness Program. She responded "nope." When asked of the individual again, she responded, "No worries, no one you'll miss."
After reports surfaced online that Maxine had quit WWE, Anderson was asked if it was her. Confirming the reports, she responded, ":) yep."
According to PWInsider.com, Maxine quit WWE due to frustrations with "not being offered a guaranteed deal and not having the chance to prove herself on TV beyond the WWE NXT level." Her profile, however, remains on the company website and no official announcement concerning her status has been made.
Maxine, whose real name is Karlee Perez, joined WWE as a developmental wrestler in 2009. After learning the ropes in Florida Championship Wrestling, she was promoted to NXT for the Diva-exclusive third season. She returned to the program in August and became involved in a love triangle with Derek Bateman and Johnny Curtis.
Breaking News: WWE Diva Quits the Company Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/28/2012 at 07:49 PM
According to PWInsider, WWE Diva Maxine has quit WWE.
The report states that Maxine was frustrated with several different things, including not being given a guaranteed deal and not being able to prove herself on TV outside of NXT. She was last seen in the Diva battle royale on Raw this week.
Maxine first joined WWE in 2009 as a developmental talent and was in FCW until NXT's third season. She returned during Season Five as part of a triangle with Derek Bateman and Johnny Curtis.
Press Release: WWE NXT Now Open to General Public Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/28/2012 at 03:00 PM
Full Sail University issued the following press release:
Don’t miss the WWE NXT throwdown inside Full Sail Live on July 12, 2012. The night will include former WWE & World Heavyweight Champion Kane and Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes. On the same night, the WWE Divas will be in the ring and we also welcome WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross to call all the action.
As July marks our independence as a nation, we would like to honor those who have fought for our freedom. WWE and Full Sail University will be providing discounted tickets for all active and retired military personnel. Simply show your military I.D. at the box office to receive a 50% discount off the General Admission price. We encourage all audience members to proudly wear their patriotic colors and show support for our military on this night.
Tickets – Available on a first come, first serve basis only:
FREE for Full Sail Students with Student I.D. (Limit 2) $5.00 for Full Sail Staff and Active or Retired Military with valid I.D. $10.00 for General Admission tickets
Tickets are only available at the Full Sail Live Box Office, 141 University Blvd., Winter Park, FL 32792
Conference Call: Austin Aries Talks Main Eventing Destination X, Prestige Of X
TNA held a media conference call with Austin Aries on Thursday, June
28 to promote the TNA Destination X pay-per-view. The following are the
highlights of the call.
-Aries was asked about changes between his
first run and his current run. He said he was able to step back and learn from
his first run with the company. He said the company is giving him a chance this
time around and he's letting his work speak for itself.
-Aries was asked
about auditioning for WWE Tough Enough. He said he was dealing with a talent
agency and not with the company itself. He compared it to acting in that
sometimes you get the part and sometimes you don't.
-A caller was asked
what made him want to go back to TNA. He said you don't always get second
chances and he wanted to take advantage of that. "It was a pay day and I didn't
have anything going on that week, so I figured why not I've got nothing to
lose," Aries said.
-Aries was asked whether he would prefer to work with
X Division wrestlers or heavyweight wrestlers. He said he feels comfortable with
anybody in the ring.
-Regarding Impact going live, Aries said he feels
everyone amps it up an extra notch because the show is live. He said he hopes it
continues beyond the summer.
-Aries was asked about wrestlers he would
like to see join the roster. He mentioned Rhett Titus, Kenny King, and Grizzly
Redwood. He noted that he trained Titus and Grizzly. He said they have something
to offer in the ring and in the locker room.
-A caller asked if there's a
moment that stands out most to him in his TNA run this far. He said the securing
his contract during his second run was a big moment. He said there were no
promises and he was able to step up.
-Aries was asked whether he feels it
is important to showcase the X Division in pay-per-view and television main
events more often or if he's comfortable with the current setup. He said there
will always be some debate regarding whether the division is a top championship
or a secondary championship. He feels the Destination X setup is a step in the
right direction and he leaves those calls to the company's decision
-Aries was asked if there's anyone in particular that he would
like to see become the face of the X Division now that he's stepping aside. He
said he felt Chris Sabin was ready to step up and resume his singles career if
it wasn't for his injury. He feels Jesse Sorensen was also on the path before he
suffered his neck injury. He teased that there will be new X Division talent and
names from the past returning as they head into the pay-per-view. He said he
hopes someone steps up like he did.
-It was noted that the X Division
Title belt's prestige was raised during his reign. He was asked what the company
can do to make sure the title remains as important. He said he feels the
championship is only as important as the guy who holds it. He recalled joking
recently that he rubs belt, they don't rub him. He said it's about having
quality talent and competition. He said there have been injuries and departures,
and the division became a little less competitive that he hoped it would be. He
said there are efforts to restock it and so it's a matter of accumulating talent
and letting the best guys get ahead. "I'm a big proponent of that," Aries said
about giving guys the ball and seeing if they can carry it.
asked what changed about Ring of Honor that led to him being critical of it. He
said that he didn't want to get into talking about other companies on a TNA
conference call, but he noted that the people who had the original passion and
energy are no longer there. He said that's what separated Ring of Honor from the
pack previously and he doesn't know if that exists today.
asked about TNA's shift to using elements of reality television. He said it's a
slippery slope. He feels there are elements they can use and pull the curtain
back a bit, but he said they should only want to pull the curtain back so much.
"The bottom line is I don't think we want to put a product out there that looks
over produced," Aries said. He said he wants to see guys sound like themselves
and he feels they have the talent to pull that off.
-Aries was asked
about being vilified at times during his career. He said it's nice to get a
chance to show "some people and some places" what he can do when he's given the
chance. He said his second run with the company has allowed him to prove some of
the things he's said. "I've always been a polarizing figure," he said. "I have a
strong personality." He said he's comfortable with who he is. "If you're not
stirring the pot a little bit and you're not making people nervous, then you're
not doing something right."
-Aries was asked which wrestlers influenced
him. He noted that Jerry Lynn and Sean Waltman came out of the Twin Cities like
he did and they were inspirations to a lot of the smaller guys. He also
mentioned the Four Horsemen and the Midnight Express when he was younger, and
Chris Jericho, Dean Malenko, Eddie Guerrero, and Chris Benoit as he got older.
He said it was the guys who felt the most believable and had the most conviction
in what they were doing.
The fifth live Impact of TNA’s summer series opened with a video package recapping the initial build-up to Austin Aries vs. Bobby Roode at Destination X, plus the too-absurd-for-words Dixie Carter & A.J. Styles reveal on last week’s show.
Backstage, Dixie talked to A.J. about not being happy with how things came out last week. Styles said he’s ready to move on and beat the piss out of Kazarian and Daniels tonight. Styles vowed to put the nail in the coffin for him, Dixie, and Claire.
Impact Zone: After pyro shot off in the Impact Zone, Mike Tenay and Taz plugged items for the show tonight. TNA cut backstage to show Carter and Claire Lynch walking down the hallway. According to Tenay, they’re going to “tell Claire’s story” throughout the show.
Impact Zone: Mr. Anderson came out on-stage to introduce himself for the first Bound for Glory Series match of the night. As Anderson made his way to the ring, Tenay recapped how Anderson arrived at nine BFG Series points entering tonight. Rob Van Dam came out next to face Anderson.
1 — MR. ANDERSON vs. ROB VAN DAM — BFG Series match
Anderson and Van Dam exchanged quick pin attempts early on before coming to a babyface vs. babyface stalemate. That was short-lived when Anderson went for a handshake, then popped RVD in the jaw with a right hand strike. RVD came back with a drop toehold into a Muta Lock looking to secure a submission victory, but Anderson reached the bottom rope for a break. RVD went for another mat submission as Tenay plugged another BFG Series match tonight – Samoa Joe vs. Bully Ray.
RVD and Anderson traded blows at 4:00 before RVD executed a Northern Lights suplex for a nearfall. RVD followed with a cartwheel into a back-flip press for another nearfall. RVD tried to finish off Anderson with a split-legged moonsault, but Anderson blocked with knees to the gut for a two count. Anderson followed with a neckbreaker for another nearfall. Anderson then tried a move out of the fireman’s carry, but RVD countered into a crucifix pin for the three count.
WINNER: RVD at 5:53; RVD gets 7 points to get his first points of the Series. Up and down match. Some good sequences, then awkward exchanges. The mat-based wrestling was refreshing for an RVD and Anderson match, though.
Impact Zone: After a recap of the BFG Series Standings, Austin Aries’s music played to bring out the X Division champion and #1 contender to the TNA World Title.
[Commercial Break...] [...Q2]
Back live, Austin Aries recapped his Big Decision in the ring with Hulk Hogan last week. Aries said his decision to relinquish the X Division Title in exchange for a TNA World Title shot was due to needing some new competition. He recapped taking Option C that the X Division champ will always get the same opportunity he received at Destination X each year. Aries said his days as X Division champion are numbered, but the question now is what’s going to happen to the X Division.
Aries announced there will be a tournament at Destination X to determine the new X Division champion. He said he was backstage today and saw some old and new X Division faces. It reminded him of when he was without a contract one year ago and is now challenging for the TNA World Title one year later.
Suddenly, Bobby Roode’s music interrupted to bring out the World champ. Aries offered commentary over Roode’s music, annoyed with the pace Roode was taking to the ring. In the ring, Roode told Aries to take a good look at the TNA World Title belt, because it’s the real title. Roode said he single-handedly make this World Title the most important thing in this industry. Roode ignored Aries’s back-talk before continuing that he is the most-dominant champ in TNA history.
Roode then accused Aries of only getting a title shot against him because of Hulk Hogan. He said Option C is nothing but a failure. Roode ignored various chants and noise from the crowd before noting that he will make sure Aries fails at Destination X. He looked down at him and said Aries isn’t even in his league before telling the “kid” to get out of his ring. Aries asked Roode what if he thinks this is his ring. Aries told Roode to make him leave the ring. The jackets came off, then the shirts. Roode smiled as Aries told him to bring it. Instead, Roode grabbed his title belt and left the ring, telling Aries that he’s not worthy.
Replay: Tenay threw to a video package recap of the too-absurd-for-words A.J./Dixie reveal with Claire Lynch telling part of her story.
Backstage: A roving cameraman asked Claire and Dixie in the hallway how they met. Claire said they have a mutual friend and met at a party. Claire said things got bad when Daniels and Kaz got a piece of information and twisted the story.
Backstage: Daniels and Kaz were spied on in the locker room. Kaz screamed at Daniels for making him do awful things for six months after buying into Daniels’s b.s. Kaz stomped off, leaving Daniels frustrated because they have a Tag Title re-match tonight.
[Q3] Impact Zone: Sonjay Dutt’s music played to bring out a returning, bald-headed Dutt for a qualifying match to determine who enters the X Division Title tournament. Tenay said three matches will occur tonight and one more next week. Out to face Dutt was Jigsaw, who was billed as Rubix. Quite the stretch on the name.
2 — SONJAY DUTT vs. RUBIX — X Division Title tournament qualifying match
Close nearfall at 1:50 when Dutt spring-boarded into a splash. Dutt then measured Rubix for a neckbreaker, but Rubix came back with an enziguiri into a bridge suplex for a two count. Dutt came back with a spike DDT for coming off the top with a moonsault into a double foot stomp. Unique spot. Dutt with the pin for the win. After the match, Christy Hemme interviewed Dutt about being back in the Impact Zone. Dutt said he’s here for one thing only: become X Division champion for the first time.
WINNER: Dutt at 3:13. Good to see Dutt back in TNA. But, not enough time to showcase Jigsaw if they plan to use him beyond this one booking.
Up Next: Taz, Bruce Prichard, and Al Snow debate Taeler Hendrix in a Gut Check segment.
Last Thursday: Prichard, Snow, and Taz walked into a trailer to discuss the Gut Check match between Tara and Taeler Hendrix last week. Taz asked Prichard if he’s looking for someone with potential or being game-ready. Taz said some of these people already have a sense of entitlement, and he doesn’t sense it with Hendrix. Snow and Taz acted torn about whether to hire her, while Prichard remained stuck in the middle. Definitely an improvement not breaking kayfabe as much as in the previous two Gut Check segments.
Impact Zone: Bully Ray came out to the ring for the second BFG Series match tonight. Tenay noted Joseph Park is not in the building tonight after Ray lectured him last week. Ray flashed his calves to the hard camera before they cut to break.
[Q4] [Commercial Break]
Impact Zone: Back live, Samoa Joe’s music played to bring out Joe to a strong reaction. Tenay told viewers not to under-estimate Joe in the BFG Series tournament because of his submission background to earn extra points for a submission win.
3 — SAMOA JOE vs. BULLY RAY — BFG Series match
Once the bell sounded, Ray argued with ref Earl Hebner before trash-talking Joe. Ray claimed Joe is afraid of him, so Joe backed Bully all the way to the corner. Ray continued to duck under the ropes to avoid locking up, drawing boos. Ray did it a third time as Tenay noted the BFG PPV location will be revealed next week on Impact. Joe eventually got his hands on Ray for a side headlock. The two bulls collided mid-ring before Ray knocked down Joe with a back elbow. Joe came back with left hand jabs before Ray raked the eyes. Ray followed with a big suplex taking Joe to the mat for a two count. At 3:15, TNA cut to break with Ray in control.
Back live, Joe blasted away at Ray with corner blows before running into a discus clothesline from Bully. Joe sold on the mat before Ray blasted him across the chest with multiple chops to the chest. Joe, fired up, came back with forearm blows before they double clotheslined center-ring. Ray tried to drape an arm across Joe to steal a pin, but Joe kicked out. Tenay noted going into this match that he thought each man’s tempers (he did not refer to Joe as having a Samoan temper) could be a factor in this match. Ray continued the wear-down process, remaining one step ahead of Joe.
[Q5 -- second hour] Ray stalked Joe in the corner, then landed more offense to Joe’s injured left shoulder. Tenay noted Ray’s strategy is evident trying to avoid submission moves from Joe. The match passed the old 10-minute time limit with Joe on the floor trying to get some feeling back in his arm. Back in the ring, Ray went for a running splash, but Joe rolled out of the way. Joe then landed an atomic drop into a big boot to the face into a back-splash for a close two count.
Next, Joe tried more jabs, but Ray ducked a third blow and hit Rock Bottom for a close two count. Ray then tried a flying splash from the second rope, but Joe moved and Ray rolled to the outside. On the floor, Ray blasted Joe with a running boot to the face to deck him. Ray then entered the ring to try to get a count-out. But, suddenly, Joseph Park stomped down from the backstage area to the ring. Park stood on the ring apron, then slapped Ray across the face. Suddenly, Joe snuck in behind Ray and applied a rear-naked choke for a tap-out victory.
WINNER: Joe at 12:59 to receive 10 points; Joe up to 27 points. Nice big-man match.
Post-match: Park took the mic and asked Ray if he knows who he is. Park told Bully that he’s nothing more than a jackass bully. Ray ignored him, still selling the effects of the match. Park said he’s been bullied his entire life and it ends right here, right now. He noted this is no longer about his brother, Abyss, but about the two of them. Park paused for a “You Tapped Out” chant aimed at Ray before noting he has watched Ray bully everyone for too long. He said he and the fans are sick of it. Park requested two weeks to get ready before fighting Ray in the ring again. This time, he’s bringing the fight right to Ray. He told Ray to give him an answer.
Announcers: Tenay and Taz noted Daniels “tampered with the audio” of a phone call between A.J. Styles and Dixie Carter planning a surprise birthday party.
Backstage: More of Claire and Dixie in the hallway. The roving cameraman asked Dixie to clear up the picture. She said A.J. told her how bad things are with Claire. Claire said she can’t believe Daniels turned something so pure into something so scandalous. Dixie had more answers on Styles bringing her to a hotel room to see Claire recovering from addiction. She noted a lot of effort went into turning this into an affair between A.J. and Dixie. The cameraman asked a final question about whether Claire was at the surprise birthday party for Serge. She said she wasn’t; Dixie said because she wasn’t doing well in her recovery at the time.
Backstage: Kaz was in Hulk Hogan’s office telling Hogan that he listened to Daniels’s lies for six months. Kaz claimed he had nothing to do with Daniels’s lies, and he can’t team with the guy tonight for the Tag Title match. Hogan asked Kaz to own up to lying in the bed Daniels made. Hogan gave Kaz the father-to-son-on-drugs talk about giving into peer pressure. Hogan told Kaz that if he’s accountable, then he better prove it tonight by starting fresh showing who he really is. Hogan said he already booked the Tag Title match tonight, so they’re going to find out what he’s made of. Kaz, frustrated, stomped off, unhappy with Hogan blowing him off.
[Q6] Backstage: Madison Rayne was shown walking up to Garett Bischoff, who was sporting a bowling shirt. Garett tried to ignore her as he texted away on his phone. Madison then tried to get out the words about her secret crush before asking what “he’s” like. She whispered it in his ear, then Garett pulled away and told her good luck with that.
Backstage: Brooke Hogan showed Miss Tessmacher that she got her a campaign with Direct Auto. Gail Kim walked into the shot and said it’s fitting: cheap rates and cheap girls. Tessmacher shot back at her before Gail tried to talk business. Gail told Brooke she wants the re-match, which Tessmacher jumped at the chance to have. Brooke told Gail that her re-match is coming – it’s next week.
Impact Zone: Rashad Cameron, with a bandana over his afro, came out for the next X Division qualifying match. PWG regular/long-time So Cal wrestler Scorpio Sky, going by Mason Andrews, came out next. Rashad jumped Scorpio before the match to start things.
4 — MASON ANDREWS vs. RASHAD CAMERON
Late in the match, Rashad missed a top-rope moonsault, then accepted a kick to the chest. Scorpio built some momentum, then delivered a cross-body for a two count. Cameron then knocked Scorpio to the outside before landing a big flip-dive on the outside. Back in the ring, Cameron measured Scorpio for a top-rope move, but Scorpio flew onto the top turnbuckle for a body scissors press for a nearfall. Scorpio then ate the corner turnbuckle with a dropkick to the back before Cameron nailed Paydirt for the pin and the win.
Post-match: Christy Hemme asked Rashad how it feels to advance to Destination X. Cameron said everyone out there in TV Land is looking at the next X Division champion. He said the Impact Zone just witnessed the beginning of the Rashad Cameron Movement.
WINNER: Cameron at 4:06. Scorpio looked a bit nervous and uncomfortable early on before settling into a good final few minutes with Cameron, who has an impressive look and carries himself like a star. Solid action.
Backstage: Speaking of nervous, TNA showed Taeler Hendrix standing backstage awaiting her fate in the Gut Check voting.
Back from break, Hogan was on the phone while James Storm and Jeff Hardy were in the ring. Hogan said the deal with Sting is he’s good, but not good enough yet. He said they still don’t know who took out Sting two weeks ago. Changing subjects, Storm said he’s back and ready. Hogan said he has questions about him every week, though, after he walked away a few months ago. Hogan then asked Jeff Hardy what got into him. He told them that since they’re his top racehorses, they’re going to face each other in a BFG Series match next week.
[Q7] Impact Zone: Jeremy Borash was in the ring with Taz, Al Snow, and Prichard. Cue up the dramatic music and overly-serious poses. After introducing the judges, JB introduced Taeler Hendrix to receive her evaluation. Taeler came to the ring before JB asked the judges if they have seen enough to render a decision. JB then asked Taeler if she has showed her best thus far in TNA. She said she has, then JB went to the judges for an evaluation. Meanwhile, the Impact Zone crowd chanted, “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Taz voted yes.
As Al Snow was about to give his decision, they showed Joey Ryan in the crowd screaming at the judges. Joey screamed at Taz, who left the ring, to hit him. Snow then screamed at Joey to leave. Joey leaned over the guardrail telling Taz that if he’s such a badass, then he should hit him. Security eventually took Joey away before the judges returned to the ring. (What a difference a year makes with Joey Ryan and Scorpio Sky on the same national TV show one year after being plants reacting to Mark Henry and Sheamus crashing through a barricade at Summerslam in Los Angeles.)
Back in the ring, Snow said he knows Taeler has potential, but he doesn’t think she’s ready for an Impact roster spot. Taeler was given the mic to state her case, and said she will fight to stay here and earn a roster spot. She said she wants it and she will prove that she can shine. The crowd applauded, then JB asked Prichard to give his vote. Prichard said he likes her. “I don’t love you, but I like you,” he said. Prichard did the dejection set-up, said he’s not sure if she’s Tough Enough, and said she’s not experienced, but said unlike the “jerk” who came out here a moment ago, the answer is yes.
Backstage: Kurt Angle talked to A.J. Styles about the real A.J. being back. A.J. said the weight is off his shoulders…and he has Daniels one-on-one in a Last Man Standing match at Destination X. Angle made sure his focus is on tonight with the Tag Titles on the line in the main event. Angle told A.J. just to give it their best and they’ll win.
Back live, Tenay recapped the BFG Series standings, which is top-heavy with Storm at 36 points, Joe with 27 points, and Angle still with 10 points. Next week: Storm vs. Hardy in a BFG Series match. Also, next week, Chris Sabin will address his knee injury from two weeks ago.
Ringside: Dixie Carter and Claire Lynch were shown ringside. Tenay editorialized that Claire “connected all the dots” with her explanations tonight. In the ring, Hemme introduced Daniels and Kazarian, who walked right past Daniels to the ring.
[Q8] Kurt Angle’s music played to bring out one-half of the tag champions. Angle, all-smiles, jogged to the ring and did a victory lap before hitting the ring. A.J. Styles was out next motivated to “whoop some butt,” as Taz noted. Ringside, Dixie and Claire were all-smiles.
5 — TNA tag champions A.J. STYLES & KURT ANGLE vs. DANIELS & KAZARIAN — TNA Tag Title match
Kaz said he would start the match, then Styles grabbed him around the throat to start the match. Styles kicked Kaz in the back before throwing him into the tag champ’s corner to tag in Angle. For some reason, the crowd started a slow-clap despite the face champs in control. Daniels then tagged in and Angle blasted him in the corner before Daniels caught him on the other side of the ring. Daniels tried to bring in Kaz for offense, but Kaz acted uninterested. So, Daniels tagged himself back into the match. Styles and Daniels took their fight to the outside, where Styles slammed Daniels across the ring apron in front of Dixie and Claire. Daniels, frustrated, begged Kaz to help him, but Kaz continued to act disinterested.
Back live, Daniels had Styles in a side headlock trying to wear down one-half of the tag champs. Daniels then dropped Styles with an STO for a two count. Meanwhile, Tenay recapped Storm vs. Hardy next week on Impact. Angle then made a tag into the match, so Daniels bailed to the outside. Kaz tried to put up a valiant effort against Angle, but Angle nailed him with three German Suplexes. Angle dropped the straps, then dropped Daniels with three Germans. Angle then tried an Angle Slam, but Kaz countered into a modified Ace Crusher for a close nearfall.
Kaz wanted Fade to Black, but Angle rolled into the anklelock. Kaz fought off, then Styles tagged in for Angle and smashed Kaz, who tagged out to Daniels. Styles smashed Daniels, then both men collided mid-ring. Breather time with all four men on the mat followinf the sequence. After a reset, the ref was bumped to the floor. With the ref down, Daniels retrieved a chair and tried to smash Styles, but Kaz grabbed the chair from Daniels. After Styles dropped Daniels with a Pele Kick, Kaz flipped off Daniels, then left the ring. Styles grappled Daniels for the Clash, but Kaz re-entered the ring with chair in-hand and cracked it across Styles. Well, kind of. Kaz then dragged the ref into the ring and he counted to three, rendering new tag champs.
WINNERS: Daniels & Kaz at 11:47 to capture the Tag Titles.
Post-match: Kaz and Daniels hugged to re-affirm their tag team commitment. Daniels took the mic and proclaimed themselves TNA Tag Champs. Daniels then turned his attention to Dixie, telling her there is plenty of reason to be happy. He said Claire told the truth, but not the whole truth. Daniels said Claire is pregnant, but the bastard’s daddy is A.J. Styles. “What are you kidding me?!” Dixie screamed. Claire sat down in her chair as Daniels said the baby will surely be phenomenal. Dixie again offered an empty threat that Daniels is so finished. They signed off with Dixie pointing her finger at Daniels while Claire sold tears sitting in her seat, neither confirming nor denying the allegation.
-- After being released from his TNA contract earlier this month, we can confirm
that Flair's contract had a non-compete clause and he is currently unable to
sign with WWE. No word yet on how long he is prohibited from signing with
During the court proceedings of the ongoing TNA vs. WWE lawsuit, WWE
told the court that they have no interest in signing Flair, but most believe
he'll be back in WWE at some point.
Another Wrestler Says Cena Was Unfaithful To Wife Posted by Andy Steven on 06/27/2012 at 01:56 PM
Another wrestler has come forward with claims that John Cena was unfaithful to his wife. Kris Katera, who worked with WWE as enhancement talent Chris Wellman and an extra from 2006 to 2010, vouches for Kenn Doane’s allegations toward the Cenation leader.
“I worked with WWE on and off from 2006-2010 and can back up most everything you say about Cena and his cheating ways man!” he tweeted to Doane on Wednesday.
Doane, who labored as Kenny of the Spirit Squad and Kenny Dykstra for WWE from 2006 to 2008, blames an affair between Cena and Mickie James for ruining his relationship with the former Diva and ultimately costing him his job.
In response to a fan tweet that Cena’s a good hearted person, Katera wrote, “Cheating multiple times with different women while on the road when his wife was at home unaware … not cool!”
Katera says Cena would often discuss his sexual escapades with Jonathan Coachman, who worked for the organization as an announcer through 2008.
“Constant talking about hooking up with this chick or that chick,” Katera says of Cena. “Him and Jonathan Coachman were always talking about it!”
Cena’s estranged wife Elizabeth Huberdeau is convinced the WWE Superstar was unfaithful during their marriage and is now on a mission to prove it in court. Her attorney Raymond Rafool told TMZ.com last week they’ve been receiving tips of Cena’s extramarital affairs which, if proven true, could affect their prenuptial agreement and the terms of their pending divorce.
Sid Responds to Reby Sky, Reby Responds to Sunny Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/27/2012 at 07:21 AM
- We noted before that Matt Hardy's girlfriend Reby Sky spoke out about WWE Legend Psycho Sid returning to RAW this past Monday night after he no-showed independent wrestling events recently. Here is what Sky wrote:
"That piece of sh*t Sid no-shows almost EVERY show in the last yr but prances onto Raw. Please tell us again how much u LOVE "the business""
"Guess he managed not to "lose his wallet" this time. Sad thing is, now that he got 10 more mins of fame he'll get more bookings to NO-SHOW."
"F*CK people like that. You f*ck with peoples' time, money & professional integrity because you're too much of a douche to keep your word"
"I'm all for hustlin, but BLACKMAILING promotors into giving you more $ after threatening not to show then STILL not showing after they do... Makes me sick. "
This brought out WWE Hall of Famer Sunny, who lashed out at Sky:
"WOW! Just read something about Reby Sky, who is only known for being Matt Hardy’s girlfriend going off about my good friend Sid Vicious…Like she has room to talk? Who is she? NO ONE! And she was completely disrespectful to the locker room at a show I was on with her… OOOHH just WAIT til I see her again..sh*t’s gonna fly! One thing I've always stood by, you always show respect for those who have seniority in this business.. she's too dumb and ignorant to know that. I was raised Old-school by the right people, and she deserves an Old school ass whipping.... she disrespected me and the entire locker room on the show I was on with Matt... I'll never say I was on a show with HER. Matt and I have been friends for years....I'm surprised she hasn't learned a little bit. Regardless if he no-shows or not, someone like her has no right to disrespect someone like him! Sid likes to play his softball...everyone knows it."
Former WWE and TNA wrestler Shannon Moore, who is a known friend of Matt Hardy, agreed with Sunny and chimed in:
"Sid is great. He worked with 3 Count in WCW and worked hard. If you have been in the biz for 3 min your opinion don't fn count. Thanks Sid!!"
"Why do people that have done nothing in the biz want to trash legends. Karma is a bitch.Shut up if you trying to actually make it !"
"@WWEHOFerSunny You proved your point and made a big impact for the chicks.They have no clue what being a Pro is."
Sky replied to Sunny late last night via Facebook:
"So the fact that I don't agree with how someone conducts themselves professionally gives another a right to threaten me ? Everyone has a "Sunny story", but no one can ever say I'm anything but professional & respectful to everyone I've ever worked with / beside ... unless they're mad. YOU MAD ?
In any case, I believe I owe you a thank you, Sunny, as I was recently offered a movie role that was written for you - but since you were too unreliable - was passed on to me. Perhaps if you weren't more concerned with doing things that landed you in H*zelden that would have never happened, but I guess reliability isn't a priority for you. Or Sid.
It's a small world, and if you're that anxious to see me again I'm sure there are plenty out there who would be more than happy to arrange that. If you can manage to show up, that is."
Finally, Sid exchanged friendly comments with Sunny on Twitter and wrote:
"Reby Sky can say whatever she wants. I don't mind. Since when has her opinion on me mattered?I'm not going argue or stoop to her level.Sorry"
"@WWEHOFerSunny Do not worry about her. Not worth out time. Thank you though. Thank you and I understand. Doesn't matter what people say though. I loved being on RAW. Bottom line."
Sunny Calls Out Reby Sky For Ripping Sid Vicious Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/27/2012 at 07:03 AM
WWE Hall of Famer Tammy "Sunny" Sytch has called out Reby Sky for blasting "Sycho" Sid Vicious via Twitter. The wrestler/glamour model voiced her displeasure with Sid receiving the spotlight again on Monday's Raw SuperShow after no-showing multiple independent wrestling events in the past year.
In response to Sky's remarks, Sytch wrote on Facebook Tuesday evening, "WOW! Just read something about Reby Sky, who is only known for being Matt Hardy’s girlfriend going off about my good friend Sid Vicious…Like she has room to talk? Who is she? NO ONE! And she was completely disrespectful to the locker room at a show I was on with her… OOOHH just WAIT til I see her again..sh*t’s gonna fly!"
She continued, "One thing I've always stood by, you always show respect for those who have seniority in this business.. she's too dumb and ignorant to know that.
"I was raised Old-school by the right people, and she deserves an Old school ass whipping.... she disrespected me and the entire locker room on the show I was on with Matt... I'll never say I was on a show with HER. Matt and I have been friends for years....I'm surprised she hasn't learned a little bit."
Sytch also addressed Sid's history of no-showing events, writing, "Regardless if he no-shows or not, someone like her has no right to disrespect someone like him! Sid likes to play his softball...everyone knows it."
Shannon Moore also defended "The Millennium Man's" work ethic. He wrote Tuesday night on Twitter, "Sid is great. He worked with 3 Count in WCW and worked hard. If you have been in the biz for 3 min your opinion don't fn count. Thanks Sid!!"
Sky said of Sid Monday night, "That piece of sh*t Sid no-shows almost EVERY show in the last yr but prances onto Raw. Please tell us again how much u LOVE "the business." Guess he managed not to "lose his wallet" this time. Sad thing is, now that he got 10 more mins of fame he'll get more bookings to NO-SHOW."
"F*CK people like that. You f*ck with peoples' time, money & professional integrity because you're too much of a douche to keep your word.
"I'm all for hustlin, but BLACKMAILING promotors into giving you more $ after threatening not to show then STILL not showing after they do...
Reby Sky Goes Off On Sid's Raw Appearance Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/27/2012 at 07:02 AM
Monday's Raw SuperShow saw "Sycho" Sid Vicious make his much anticipated return to WWE after a fifteen year hiatus as he dismantled Heath Slater. Though many people were happy to see the "Master and Ruler of the World" resurface on national television, Reby Sky was not among them. The female grappler feels he doesn't deserve the spotlight after no-showing multiple independent events in the past year.
"That piece of sh*t Sid no-shows almost EVERY show in the last yr but prances onto Raw. Please tell us again how much u LOVE "the business," she wrote on Twitter after seeing him appear on television. "Guess he managed not to "lose his wallet" this time. Sad thing is, now that he got 10 more mins of fame he'll get more bookings to NO-SHOW."
Sky continued, "F*CK people like that. You f*ck with peoples' time, money & professional integrity because you're too much of a douche to keep your word.
"I'm all for hustlin, but BLACKMAILING promotors into giving you more $ after threatening not to show then STILL not showing after they do...
"Makes me sick. ."
Vicious skipped an advertised match against Sky's boyfriend Matt Hardy for Pro Wrestling Syndicate on March 9, explaining that his wallet was stolen and therefore couldn't make his scheduled flight. In response, event promoter Pat Buck called Vicious during the show and had the audience boo him while leaving a voice message. Buck then disclosed Vicious' phone number to fans.
Maria Kanellis Upset With Being Groped By Fan Posted by Andy Steven on 06/26/2012 at 02:51 PM
Maria Kanellis was displeased with being groped by a spectator at Saturday's Ring of Honor Best in the World 2012 event in New York City. Following the event, she tweeted, "Thank you New York for coming to see Mike Bennett and myself. But the guy in the front row that grabbed my bum, I will have you thrown out next time. You are a pervert!!"
The former WWE Diva continued, "I am not to be touched, ever, by a fan weather I am working or not. It's gross. I am not a toy. You pay to watch, so watch. Don't touch. The only person that can touch is Mike Bennett. From now on you will get thrown out. thank you..."
Kanellis was asked late last night whether she misses WWE. She responded, "I'm the FIRST LADY in the greatest company in the world. No I don't. I'm all grown up." Hours later, she was made today's spotlighted Superstar on WWE.com. She then wrote, "Thank you for the spotlight... WWE.com. A LADY deserves the spotlight..."
Ric Flair Assaulted by Wife Again on Monday Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/26/2012 at 12:11 PM
According to a report by WCNC in North Carolina, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police were called to the condo of Ric Flair and his wife Jacqueline Bains Beems around 9:40PM yesterday after Beems assaulted Flair. Neither Flair or Jacqueline were arrested or hospitalized.
Beems was arrested for punching Flair in the face back in 2010 at their home and charged with assault. The district attorney later dropped those charges. Beems was also arrested and charged with DWI and reckless driving on March 31, 2012.
There continues to be a lot of
praise within TNA for World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode.
noted that while Austin Aries is a polarizing figure in the company - loved by
those in charged [sic], liked personally by a lot of the talents but also
disliked by many and also a person that some people don't like having matches
with for various reasons - Roode is the opposite in that all of the wrestlers
not only like him personally but they love working with him in the ring. The TNA
writing team is also high on Roode, particularly head writer Bruce
Tonight’s WWE RAW Supershow kicks off with the normal intro video. We get a vignette looking at AJ Lee’s involvement in the feud between CM Punk, Daniel Bryan and Kane.
- AJ is backstage with what appears to be Daniel Bryan, Kane and CM Punk. She’s asked them here. She tells Bryan they’re going to have to drift apart. She says she loses all inhibitions when she sees Kane and just wants to get wild. AJ says she would like to be soul mates with Punk but she isn’t sure what he’s thinking. AJ says it’s best if they all go their separate ways. The camera moves and we see she was just talking to herself in a mirror, rehearsing. We cut to the RAW opening video.
- We’re live from Fort Wayne, Indiana as the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us. He and Jerry Lawler hype tonight’s show and a singles match with Brodus Clay and Big Show. Also tonight, John Cena’s big announcement.
- We go to the stage and out comes Vickie Guerrero, tonight’s General Manager. Vickie is excited about tonight and has a Triple Threat Elimination Match up first.
Triple Threat Elimination Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Kane vs. CM Punk
We go to the ring and out first comes Daniel Bryan. Kane is out next followed by the WWE Champion CM Punk to a big pop.
The bell rings and Punk goes at it with Kane. Kane shoves him off and does the same to Bryan. Kane with a scoop slam on Bryan and more shots for Punk. Kane drops Punk with a back elbow but gets stopped by Bryan. Bryan with kicks to Kane’s leg. Punk joins in and they beat Kane down with kicks. Bryan rolls Punk up for 2 as Kane goes out to the floor. They lock up and Punk drops Bryan with a shoulder. Punk grabs Bryan in mid-air and atomic drops him. Punk goes for a submission and we see AJ watching backstage. Punk goes to dive through the ropes on Kane but gets stopped with a right hand. Bryan leaps off the apron but Kane catches him in mid-air and slams him into the barrier. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Kane is in control in the ring. He climbs up top but Bryan cuts him off. Bryan goes for a superplex but Punk stops them. Punk gets Bryan on his shoulders. Kane comes down but Punk moves them and rolls Bryan up for a 2 count. Kane grabs both men for a chokeslam but they kick him and hit a double suplex. Punk and Bryan trade shots now. Punk drops Bryan with a dropkick and clotheslines. Punk shoves Bryan into Kane and then dumps Kane out to the floor. Punk now dumps Bryan out on top of Kane. Punk runs the ropes and dives through, taking out both men.
Punk springboards in but Bryan catches him in the Yes Lock. Punk blocks it and catapults Bryan into Kane on the apron. Punk covers Bryan but his leg gets on the bottom rope. Punk goes for GTS on Bryan but Kane drops them both with a big boot. Kane with a 2 count on Punk. Kane with a sideslam on Kane for another 2 count. Kane with a big right hand from the top rope now. Kane calls for the chokeslam but AJ’s music hits and out she comes skipping around the ring. Kane goes for the chokeslam but Punk slides out. Punk hits GTS on Kane and covers him. Kane is eliminated.
Bryan comes right in and lays Punk out with a kick to the head. Bryan covers for the win.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
- Vickie Guerrero is backstage when Alberto Del Rio walks in with Ricardo Rodriguez and a dozen flowers. Dolph Ziggler walks in and says he is the rightful #1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title. Ziggler tells Vickie he only needs one more shot at the title. Vickie says she’s made a #1 contender’s match. There will be a contract attached to a pole and the first man to get it faces Sheamus on SmackDown. Ricardo brings the flowers back in a vase. Ziggler takes them and smashes them into the wall.
- Still to come, Big Show vs. Brodus Clay. Back to commercial.
Brodus Clay vs. Big Show
Back from commercial and out comes Brodus Clay with Cameron and Naomi. Big Show is out next and he looks ready to fight.
The bell rings and they go at it. Show goes for a big chop in the corner but Brodus fights out. Brodus takes Show down with a big headbutt. Show takes Clay’s injured knee out and goes to work on it with big elbow drops. Show takes Clay to the ring post and slams his leg into it. Show climbs to the second rope and comes splashing down. Show goes for the knockout punch but Clay fights back with headbutts. Clay goes for a scoop slam but his leg goes out and Show falls on top of him for the win.
Winner: Big Show
- After the match, Clay’s dancers come check on his knee with some trainers.
- Lawler hypes John Cena’s big announcement for later tonight. Cole leads us into a video package looking at John Cena making his 300th wish with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
- Back from commercial and this week’s 1000th RAW moment looks back at Bob Barker hosting the show in 2009. Cole and Lawler look back at what just happened with Big Show and Brodus Clay. During the commercial, Clay was being helped out of the arena by trainers when Big Show laid him out with a knockout punch.
- Cole talks about Triple H challenging Brock Lesnar to a match at SummerSlam. We see the footage from No Way Out where Triple H issued the challenge and then the next night on RAW where Triple H hit Paul Heyman. It’s announced that next week, Brock Lesnar will have an official answer for Triple H’s SummerSlam challenge.
- AJ is backstage talking to Kane. He says she makes him feel things he never thought possible. Kane says it’s not a good thing. Kane says he’s not exactly boyfriend material and she says that’s OK. Kane says he doesn’t do relationships. He’s a monster, he wears a mask. His only source of pleasure is eviscerating people. Kane says even he finds AJ mentally unstable. Kane says it’s best if they just stay away from each other. Kane tells her goodbye and walks off. AJ starts smiling and crying as we go to commercial.
WWE United States Title Match: Jack Swagger vs. Santino Marella
Back from the break and Jack Swagger is in the ring. Out next comes the WWE United States Champion Santino Marella. This is Santino’s first time defending the title on RAW since April. Swagger drops Santino with a big right hand to start the match. Swagger takes it to the corner and beats Santino down.
Santino turns it around in the corner and they go back and forth. Swagger blocks a shot in the corner and slams Santino with a big powerslam. Swagger with a 2 count. Santino makes another comeback but Swagger drops him again. Santino bounces right back with right hands and a big hip toss. Santino with a headbutt before pulling out the Cobra. Swagger grabs him but gets countered with a DDT. Santino drops Swagger with the Cobra for the win.
Winner: Santino Marella
- Still to come tonight, a Beach Bikini Battle Royal with the WWE Divas. John Cena is backstage walking when he runs into Zack Ryder and a box of John Laurinaitis People Power t-shirts. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes John Cena to a decent reaction from the crowd. Cena says he sent out a tweet earlier and promised a historic announcement. Cena says WWE has been turned upside down and compares it to a bad episode of Star Wars. Cena tells a Star Wars story centered around Show Vader vs. Cena Skywalker. Cena goes to make his announcement but the lights go out and here comes Chris Jericho making his return.
Jericho makes his way to the ring as Cole talks about how he just returned from a successful European tour with Fozzy. We see footage of them playing in concert. The crowd chants for Jericho as he takes the mic. Jericho asks Cena what the hell is he talking about. Jericho tells him to make the announcement, then shut the hell up and get out of his ring. Jericho says tonight is his night.
Cena says to stop Big Show from winning Money in the Bank, he is putting himself in the match for the first time ever. Cena talks about the WWE Title and says he is going to win the whole thing at Money in the Bank. Jericho knocks Cena and talks about how his experience in MITB matches. Jericho talks about how serious the match is and calls it a career ender. Jericho says instead of worrying about Big Show, maybe Cena needs to worry about him. Jericho enters himself into the Money in the Bank Ladder Match officially. Vickie Guerrero interrupts from the stage.
Vickie confirms there will be two MITB matches at the pay-per-view – one for a WWE Title shot and one for a World Title shot. Jericho tries to interrupt her but she shuts him up. She announces that only former WWE Champions can compete in the WWE Title MITB match. They will be Kane, John Cena, Big Show and Chris Jericho. Jericho vs. Cena is announced for tonight.
- We’ve got another Legend backstage ready to return in honor of the upcoming 1000th RAW. It’s someone who hasn’t been on RAW in 15 years. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Lilian Garcia begins to introduce a former RAW main eventer when she’s interrupted by Heath Slater. We see footage from last week where Slater was laid out by Cyndi Lauper in the segment with Layla, Roddy Piper and Wendi Richter. Slater says he doesn’t care about what they think of him because he’s one of the top Superstars on RAW. Slater says he rules the world. The music hits and here comes Psycho Sid Vicious! Sid gets a reaction but noticeably less than what Vader got.
Psycho Sid vs. Heath Slater
Sid enters the ring and Slater backs him in the corner. Sid smacks Slater in the chest and sends him to the mat. Sid with a kick to the chest. Sid sits Slater on the top and smacks him off. Sid with a big slam. Slater ducks a clothesline and beats Sid down to one knee. Slater runs into a big clothesline. Sid hits the big leg drop and calls for a powerbomb. Sid nails the powerbomb on Slater and covers him for the win.
- Still to come, the Divas Battle Royal and John Cena vs. Chris Jericho. Back to commercial.
#1 Contender’s Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and there’s a contract hanging on a pole. Lilian Garcia explains the rules. The first man to climb the pole and get the contract will face Sheamus for the World Title on SmackDown this week. Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction as Alberto Del Rio makes his way in. Dolph Ziggler is out next.
The bell rings and they go. Ziggler goes for the pole early but Del Rio takes him to the corner and beats him down. Del Rio goes for the pole but Ziggler stops him. More back and forth. Del Rio hits a backbreaker and goes for the pole. Ziggler stops him again and climbs up. Del Rio stops him again but gets dropped by a dropkick. Ziggler gets thrown to the apron and makes another play for the contract but Del Rio stops him again. Del Rio climbs up and gets close but Ziggler climbs up his back. Del Rio puts Ziggler on his back and falls from up high with a big Samoan Drop.
They tangle on the corner again. The contract falls to the floor. They fight over it but it keeps falling out of their hands. Cole says you must control the contract to win the match. They continue fighting and both go down as the contract falls to the mat again. Ricardo comes in but Ziggler superkicks him and the contract flies out to the floor. Ziggler crawls for it but Del Rio stops him. Del Rio goes for it but he gets pulled back now. They tumble out of the other side of the ring and hit the floor. The music hits and out comes World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus to the stage. Sheamus says they can stop fighting because Vickie has made Sheamus vs. Ziggler vs. Del Rio for the World Title this Friday on SmackDown. Ziggler and Del Rio look on from the floor as Sheamus raises his title up high.
- We get a look back earlier tonight where Daniel Bryan won the Elimination Match against Kane and CM Punk. Punk vs. Bryan is announced for the WWE Title at Money in the Bank. Punk is backstage when AJ Lee walks up. She wants to make it up to Punk for his loss earlier. She is going to dedicate her match tonight to Punk, the Divas Battle Royal. Punk says maybe later they can sit down and have a serious talk about what’s going on between them. She says she’s open to taking it to the next level and walks off. Back to commercial.
Beach Battle Royal: Beth Phoenix, Aksana, AJ Lee, Maxine, Rosa Mendes, Alicia Fox, WWE Divas Champion Layla, Kaitlyn, Tamina Snuka, Natalya, Vickie Guerrero
Back from the break and all the Divas are in the ring. Vickie Guerrero comes down and puts herself in the match. She knocks the other Divas aside and disrobes to reveal her bathing suit. The match starts and they all go after Vickie first. Aksana and Alicia are some of the first ones eliminated. Rosa and Kaitlyn also go out. Next is Tamina by Beth Phoenix. Beth and Natalya go after Layla but Natalya gets eliminated. Layla eliminates Beth. It’s down to Layla, AJ and Vickie. AJ grabs Layla and tosses her out but she hangs on. Layla ends up getting eliminated. Vickie comes from behind and tries to eliminate AJ but she hangs on. Vickie celebrates but turns around to AJ smiling at her. Vickie shoves her. AJ comes back and they catfight. AJ kicks Vickie out for the win.
Winner: AJ Lee
- AJ celebrates in the ring by chanting “YES!” like Daniel Bryan.
- Still to come, Cena vs. Jericho in the main event. Back to commercial.
Chris Jericho vs. John Cena
Back from the break and out first comes Chris Jericho followed by John Cena. The bell rings and they lock up, going to the corner. Cena takes Jericho down with a headlock.
Cena ends up going for the Attitude Adjustment but Jericho escapes to the floor. We take another commercial break. Back from the break and Jericho is in control. Jericho with a dropkick from the corner for a 2 count. Jericho with a back drop and stomps on Cena. Jericho bounces back and dropkicks Cena out of the ring. Cena comes back in but Jericho keeps control. Cena fights free finally but Jericho drops him with an elbow. Jericho lands on his feet from a Lionsault. Cena comes back with the shoulder blocks and the big back drop. Jericho blocks the Five Knuckle Shuffle and goes for the Walls of Jericho but Cena blocks that. Cena goes for the AA but Jericho blocks it. Cena with a big slam and the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Big Show’s music interrupts and out he comes.
Jericho counters AA again and goes for Walls of Jericho. He locks it in as Show enters the ring. Show drops a big leg on Cena while he’s in the Walls. The referee calls for the match. Jericho looks at Show and backs off, leaving Cena to get beat up.
Winner by DQ: John Cena
- After the match, Show grabs Cena and drops him with a big chokeslam. Show applies the Colossal Clutch as the referee begs him to let it go. Cena almost passes out in the Clutch. Show drops him on his face and stares at the referee as RAW goes off the air.
Kharma has been training for her return to action and word is that she's ready but WWE officials aren't sure about how to bring her in. They want to bring her in as a babyface. Officials also want to do a feud with Beth Phoenix but want to build to the match over time and not rush into it.
Doane Says Cena Had An Affair With A Married Diva Posted by Andy Steven on 06/24/2012 at 06:39 PM
Kenn Doane, who appeared as Kenny of the Spirit Squad and Kenny Dykstra for WWE from 2006 to 2008, blames an affair between John Cena and Mickie James for ruining his relationship with the former Diva and costing him his job. Speaking to SEScoops.com on the ordeal, Doane reveals that Cena was having a second affair with a then-WWE Diva who was married to a man not involved with the professional wrestling industry.
Doane says he discovered James had been cheating on him with the Cenation leader when he caught her searching online rumors of her act of infidelity with the query “Mickie James dating John Cena.”
“Upon confronting her about it, “She stared at [the computer] for like legit two minutes and I’m looking at her like “Did you forget how to read? Say something, WTF.” She got up and ran into the other room crying saying she was sorry and she felt bad and admitted to it.”
While recalling the matter, Doane says Cena was having an affair with a second WWE Diva.
“I don’t have John’s number so I call his diva ‘road’ girlfriend. I ask her if she knows anything about it and she says she had a feeling because John recently dumped her and she is over him now,” Doane says.
Cena’s sexual escapades were not solely limited to WWE Divas as he was simultaneously involved with ‘ring rats’. Doane details, “Got one diva who is married to a guy outside of the business but she sleeps with Cena, then we got Cena who sleeps with rats (groupies, girls not in the biz, girls in the lobby waiting for an invite upstairs) and this married diva, and now my girlfriend.”
Following weeks of inactivity stemming from the affair, Doane was transferred to the SmackDown brand on June 17, 2007, as part of the WWE Supplemental Draft. Doane reveals that the married Diva was transferred from Raw to SmackDown as well after being dumped by Cena.
“Following weeks I’m off TV and off the road until I get sent to SmackDown. Ironically, John’s former Diva got sent too,” Doane recalls. “So now we’re on complete separate schedules and when there is a joint pay-per-view I’m off the road that day too and get flown in on a Monday for a Tuesday Smackdown. Yeah complete B.S. I get jobbed out then they take me off the road more and fire me.”
Two WWE Divas transferred from Raw to SmackDown in the 2007 WWE Supplemental Draft—and the entire year—Torrie Wilson and Victoria. Wilson was in the process of divorcing Billy Kidman. Victoria has been married to a man not affiliated with the professional wrestling industry since 1998, matching Doane’s claim.
On November 10, 2008, WWE announced Doane had been released from his contract. While discussing his termination with John Laurinaitis, he was informed that his decision to speak publicly on Cena and James’ affair will determine whether WWE offers him employment again in the future.
“When Johnny Ace called me to fire me I asked him if this is why I’m getting fired,” Doane recalls. “He told me we don’t have anything for you and depending on whether you choose to discuss this issue will determine on if your allowed to come back in the future.”
Doane ultimately concludes that he wants to be open and honest.
“Going forward I have no reason but to speak the truth and to make all this up would be absolutely insane. I’m not saying you have to believe anything I say but that is the truth,” he says. “WWE portrays Cena as this big hero and savior to all of us but truth be told that is a character he plays much like me as a cheerleader. When watching wrestling, know you’re watching a show and not real life situations or scenarios. We are basically live comic books brought to life and make short action movies for you to enjoy.”
More Details on Hall's No-Show at nWo Reunion Posted by Steve Carrier on 06/24/2012 at 08:58 AM
As noted yesterday, Scott Hall no showed an autograph session on Saturday that was billed as an "nWo Reunion". The autograph signing featured Kevin Nash, Buff Bagwell, Scott Steiner, Lex Luger, Wendi Richter, George “The Animal” Steele, Tito Santana, Harley Race and others. Reports indicate that Hall told promoters that he missed his flight on two separate occasions.
Hall was scheduled to arrive at the event around 1PM for a photo session with the “nWo”. There was a photo op with the “nWo” for $160 set for 1:00PM and then an “Outsiders” photo op for $65 scheduled for 1:30PM. Hall was then scheduled to sign autographs from 2-3PM ($20 for his autograph and $20 for a photo with him). Promoters at the event were telling fans that Scott had missed his flight and that the photo op with the “nWo” was now going to be $100. Fans were also told that Hall would be arriving around 6PM due to a re-booking of his original flight.
Nash later came out and took the blame, saying he was the one who convinced the promoters to book Hall, saying that he believed he would be able to get Hall to show up. At around 4:30PM, Kevin Nash told fans still waiting to see Scott Hall that he had missed his second flight.
- Scott Hall did not appear as advertised Saturday for an "Outsiders" reunion at the Frank & Son Collectible Show in City of Industry, California, according to multiple accounts on Twitter. He was to have reunited with Kevin Nash as well as former New World Order cohorts Buff Bagwell, Konnan and Scott Steiner for an autograph signing.
Eric Young addressed an online rumor Sunday that he quit TNA Wrestling.
"As far as rumor I have quit TNA totally not true they last minute changed impact schedual and all my Thursday's where booked by animal planet show," he tweeted. "TNA is upset I'm not there but can't wait to have me back and I will be back soon!!!!"
Tommy Dreamer Releases Video for His Own Promotion
- Tommy Dreamer will be launching his "House of Hardcore" promotion on October 6th from the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York. Dreamer has talked privately of running shows but has wanted the time and circumstances to be right. The name of the promotion is the same as the former ECW training school.
Former TNA Knockout Rosie Lottalove real
name MaryKate Duignan Glidewell announced on her twitter account that she is retiring from
wrestling. Lottalove, who made approximately three appearances for TNA Wrestling
following her signing back in May 2010. She is citing medical reasons and an
upcoming ovarian surgical procedure for her retirement.
"Been out of Twitter world 4ever. Had a lot going on. Medical probs
have forced me to retire from wrestling
Thanks 4 all the support!"
"I need surgery to remove
my ovary...Waiting on insurance
It'll be ok though....Looking like September for approval."
Last month's TNA Gut Check
contestant, Joey Ryan, engaged in a war of words with the first Gut Check
contestant, Alex Silva, in a series of Twitter posts Friday night. Joey started
the exchange by tweeting that "nobody wants to see" Silva, who received a TNA
contract in April. Silva replied that he is the "first and only" Gut Check
Joey, who played up his heel
character starting an "anti-Wrestling Matters" campaign after he was passed over
for a contract, tweeted a final jab at Silva: "You have nothing to add anywhere.
You bring absolutely nothing to the table at all."
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