TNA Impact Wrestling Rating For August 3 2012 Today, 02:00 AM Posted by Tiltman in Latest TNA Wrestling News & Rumors According to PWTorch, The August 3 2012 episode of Impact Wrestling Scored a 1.01 rating, a total 13% loss in viewership from last week's rating.
This past Monday's (July 30, 2012) episode of WWE Raw featured all the fallout from the 1,000th episode and the start of the true build to Summerslam, which is just a few short weeks away.
Alberto Del Rio has announced that he won't compete again unless the world heavyweight championship is on the line, but we'll see just how long that lasts.
Daniel Bryan is also still a Smackdown wrestler and he's still going crazy. There's a new wrinkle to his character, one he started on Raw and continues here that you should love.
The big news, however, is that a new general manager is announced by the Chairman of the Board himself, Vince McMahon.
Find out exactly what went down, courtesy of PWTorch.com, after the jump.
-- McMahon kicked off the show with his big announcement regarding the new Smackdown General Manager. I'm not sure why this took an extra week but Booker T was given the honors, which sounds like it could be awesome. He was apparently very comfortable in this role during the show.
-- Alberto Del Rio and Sheamus interrupted the proceedings and were both booked in matches, even though Del Rio said he wasn't going to do so. He was placed in the main event, actually, against Randy Orton. Sheamus, meanwhile, drew Tensai.
-- Unsurprisingly, Sheamus defeated Tensai in a veritable hoss fight.
-- Eve Torres tried to kiss up to Booker T to earn a spot within his administration but Teddy Long was instead given a position as "Senior Adviser" with his first duty to tell Eve to kiss off.
-- Antonio Cesaro def. Santino Marella in a nothing match, continuing the theme of the U.S. title being a complete piece of trash. Cesaro is apparently working a gimmick where he speaks in different languages.
-- Daniel Bryan is now wearing a shirt that has "NO" taped over "YES" and telling fans he won't be saying that word anymore and they can't either. What a perfect way to keep that schtick fresh.
-- Bryan, The Miz, and Dolph Ziggler defeated Kane, Christian, and Chris Jericho. Said to be a solid affair with Bryan scoring the roll up pin on Jericho. Nice to see him come out on top despite his spiral down.
-- Ryback continued his series with Jinder Mahal and won by disqualification after Mahal hit him with a microphone. I truly don't understand what the hell they're doing with Ryback. It's like they're ribbing him.
-- Darren Young defeated R-Truth in the same manner Titus O'Neil defeated Kofi Kingston on Raw -- with plenty of interference. For those wondering, A.W. was ringside as usual and he was given a live microphone, just like usual. Maybe his big punishment was a stern talking to?
-- Cody Rhodes and Booker T had words backstage with Rhodes saying he hopes his ending Booker's career as an active wrestler doesn't mean Booker will treat him poorly while he's in power. Book announced Rhodes would be in a match against Sin Cara next week.
-- Randy Orton defeated Alberto Del Rio via disqualification in the main event after typical interference from Ricardo Rodriguez. Sheamus interfered on behalf of Orton, tossing Del Rio into the ring so he could get hit with an RKO.
And that's that, folks. How's the show sound to you?
More Details on "12 Rounds: Reloaded" with Orton Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/03/2012 at 12:27 PM
WWE is featuring an article with more details on Randy Orton's role in the new WWE Studio's film, "12 Rhounds: Reloaded".
In the movie, Orton will portray an Emergency Medical Technician who finds himself caught in a deadly 12-round game of cat and mouse with a vengeful man tied to the paramedic's past. With little time to spare and his wife's life hanging in the balance, the EMT must figure out why he's been chosen to be the pawn in this maniac's game before it's too late.
The new installement of 12 Rounds was written by David Benullo and will be directed by Roel Reiné ("The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption" and "Death Race: Inferno"). Principal photography will begin Sept. 26 in Vancouver.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will handle worldwide distribution on Blu-ray, DVD, VOD and digital download. WWE will utilize its extensive global reach through its television, digital media and print assets to market the release of the film
Press Release: TNA to Stream Live on Twitter Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/04/2012 at 10:35 AM
TNA WRESTLING makes history with IMPACT franchise by becoming the first entertainment company on Twitter to stream its “Backstage Access” live.
NASHVILLE, TN – (August 4, 2012) — TNA WRESTLING made history on the Thursday August 2, 2012 LIVE broadcast of IMPACT WRESTLING by becoming the first entertainment company on Twitter to stream its “Backstage Access” live via its YouTube partner on IMPACT’s Enhanced Twitter Page at www.twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING. IMPACT WRESTLING has pioneered in the field of social media when it comes to professional wrestling –whether incorporating live tweets from fans into the weekly television show on Spike in real time, interacting with fans during live pay-per-views in live Q&A’s, allowing fans to choose the main events and even allowing fans to help chose the fate of whether or not a wrestling hopeful gets a professional wrestling contract.
“We’ve always tried to keep connected with our fans and social media is a great way to do so,” says TNA President Dixie Carter. “We’ve had a wonderful relationship with Twitter and we’re glad to be able to use their technology to bring the experience to our fans in a new way.”
The “Backstage Pass” allows fans to interact with the Superstars of IMPACT WRESTLING who appear on the television show as the show happens by sending questions via twitter using hashtags. The questions then get answered live via the live stream. The “Backstage Pass” also provides continuous coverage of live action in the ring when the show goes to commercial.
IMPACT WRESTLING airs live every Thursday at 8/7ct on Spike TV.
Impact Wrestling Results – 8/2/2012 From Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida Report by: Alex Barie of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Before the show actually airs, with the credits still running from the previous show, Roode and Austin meet backstage. Roode says he has 10 days till they face one on one. Roode pushes Austin back as as he states he is going to the ring first. Roode tells Zema to follow. As Roode walks away, Austin turns him around and punches him. Zema and King fight back and forth too. The show cuts and then returns to the actual start.
Roode, Austin, King, and Zema all come out on stage. They are still fighting. Roode and Austin fight while Zema and King attack each other. They move down the ramp and are fighting around the ring. As they get away from their initial opponents, Zema attacks Austin. Austin is able to beat Ion down. Kenny is down from Roode. Austin climbs the corner and jumps on a free Roode. He hits him with a double elbow/forearm drop. Austin gets Roode up and rolls him in the ring. The bell finally sounds.
Austin Aries and Kenny King vs. Bobby Roode and Zema Ion
Roode crawls away from the standing Austin. Roode is able to flip back and tag Zema. Zema enters and goes right after Austin. Austin is able to come back as he whips Zema into his corner and smashes him with a forearm shot to the head. He tags in Kenny. Kenny enters and both lift Zema up. They do a double airplane spin. They let Zema down and he stumbles. Kenny is able to do a huge kick and Zema falls. King jumps off the ropes and lands on Ion for a cover. Ion kicks out. Kenny stands and catapults Ion into the ropes. Austin is right there and punches Ion in the face. Ion falls back on King’s knees. Austin jumps over and plants an elbow. Austin tags himself in when he was on the catapult and is now the legal man. Kenny rolls out as Austin brings Ion up and puts him in his corner. Austin does some chops in the corner and tags Kenny in. Kenny enters and brings Ion to another corner. He continues to attack him. Kenny brings Zema over and tags in Austin again. Austin jumps over. It’s just a back and forth tag match between these two as Kenny comes back in without seeing much from Austin. As Kenny and Ion fight, Roode tries to interfere from the apron. Kenny is able to hit Roode down. He goes to whip Ion in the ropes, but Ion reverses it. Kenny bounces off the ropes, but Roode grabs Kenny’s leg and trips him up. He pulls Kenny out of the ring. Ion runs and flips over the ropes and lands right on Kenny. Ion is now in control. He brings Kenny in. Ion tags Roode. Roode enters and whips Kenny into the corner. The corner right beside it is where Austin is located. Roode walks over and slaps Austin right across the face. Austin doesn’t like that. Roode goes to Kenny and continues. He is able to stay on the offense with kicks and punches to a suplex. He walks over and knocks Austin down. Austin jumps back up and tries to get in the ring, but Earl Hebner won’t allow him. Roode claps and brings Ion in. There is no official tag though. Ion gets in and rips the face off of Kenny. Kenny can barely see. Kenny gets up and stumbles back into the corner. Ion walks over and punches him multiple times in the face.
Kenny and Ion are on the corner. Kenny is able to knock Ion down on the mat. Ion slowly gets up as Kenny waits for him. Roode goes over and pushes Kenny off of the top. Kenny falls on the apron and right down at ringside. Austin can’t take it anymore. He rushes over to attack Roode, but Earl steps out of the ring and stops Austin. In the ring, Ion tags Roode. Austin goes back to his corner as Roode attacks the hurting Kenny. Roode walks over and tags Ion in. Ion goes after the arm of King. King still has some power though as he grabs Ion and does a suplex type move to Ion. Kenny crawls and Ion crawls. They tag their partners but Earl did not see the Kenny/Austin tag. Austin is furious. Roode brings Kenny to his corner and stomps on him. He tags Ion in. Ion continues to stomp. Ion backs away as Kenny gets up. Kenny punches Ion and Roode. Roode falls down. Kenny does a huge kick to the head of Ion and covers. Roode interferes and breaks the count. Austin gets up on the top rope and flies in the air. He hits Roode! Roode rolls out of the ring. Ion tries to go after Austin, but Aries knocks him down. Austin goes into the ropes and does a great suicide dive on Roode. Kenny lifts Ion up on his shoulders. He spins him around and Ion lands right on his back. Kenny covers and wins. Winner: Austin Aries and Kenny King
Austin gets back in the ring and lays on the top rope. He calls Roode to get back in the ring as Roode walks backwards up the ramp. Kenny celebrates in the ring. The show plays a video package showcasing the whole Aces and Eights storyline. It shows them attacking Hogan and Sting and the whole list of other stars. Is James Storm part of Aces and Eights? They video shows James saying he is not part of it. The video ends and Sting is walking backstage. The camera man asks Sting about Aces and Eights. Sting likes to hear the information from the horses mouth. He doesn’t know who the leader is or who is part of it, but he is about to ask right now….in two seconds…as soon as he goes around the corner.
Sting’s music hits and The Icon appears. He walks down the ramp and right into the ring. They crowd goes crazy for him. Sting grabs a mic and begins speaking. He says there are a lot of questions but not a lot of answers. He needs to get some information out there. He first calls out James Storm. Storm’s music plays immediately. James comes out on the stage. He walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. He’s sporting a more of a straight hair look. He has his usual sunglasses on. Sting says he has some compelling video to show James. Aces and Eights run out and interfere in James vs. AJ last week but they didn’t attack James. Then, when James ran out at the end of the show, Aces and Eights fled the scene without touching James. Sting wants some explanation. Storm says he has been getting emails and calls all week. James says he sees cowards scared of the big man coming down the ramp for a fight. James and Sting know each other for a long time. James doesn’t need anyone to fight his battles. He will have his arm high in the air at the end of the night. 9 months ago, James was attacked by Kurt Angle. James came back from that attack though. He beat Kurt 3 out of 4 times and one of those was for the World Title. He didn’t get any help from anyone then. Doesn’t need help then and doesn’t need help now. Just then, Kurt Angle’s music hits. Kurt walks down the ramp and gets in the ring. He grabs a mic. Kurt says sorry to Sting that he came out there, but he heard his name. Kurt seen James a lot in the past couple of years. He seen James on the top as champion and lose the title. He seen James almost retire and then return. A couple weeks ago, James called out Kurt for a match. Angle got attacked by Aces and Eights. Kurt brings up James vs. AJ. They attacked everyone but James. They then came out after Kurt’ match last week. They didn’t hit James at all. Kurt is begging Aces and Eights to come to his match tonight as there will be an @ss kicking party. Sting calms Kurt down but then likes the idea. He likes the word party. He hopes Aces and Eights show up as Sting will be right there at ringside. Kurt looks James right in the eyes he touches his shoulder and tells James that he will make him tap out. Kurt walks away. James doesn’t think he will. James stares right at Kurt as he goes backstage.
Some pictures are shown from Twitter as AJ Styles went to Australia recently. Since they mention AJ, they bring up his storyline with Claire. They air video from a couple weeks ago when Claire revealed pictures of AJ and her in bed. The video ends and Daniels and Kazarian are backstage. Kaz states that AJ fled the country. Yes, he promoted TNA, but he left because he couldn’t handle it. Daniels laughs and says it is only fair to throw Claire a baby shower! Kaz and Daniels grab a drink and toast to it.
The show returns and the camera shows the Impact Zone filled with people. Taz and Mike Tenay are shown as they announce the stipulation for the Hardcore Justice PPV matches. The Kurt vs. AJ vs. Daniels vs. Joe will be a Ladder Match, the Bully vs. James vs. Hardy vs. Robbie E will be a Table match and RVD vs. Magnus vs. Anderson vs. Pope will be a Falls Count Anywhere Match. The Bound for Glory Leadership Boards are shown and Samoa Joe is first with 47 points while James Storm has 45 points. Music hits and here comes Bully Ray. He is tweeting as he walks down the ramp. He gets in the ring and grabs a mic. He tells everyone to shut up. He calls out James Storm as he never trusted him. Ray has been part of TNA for 6 years and he has never trusted him. Ray will be out in the arena to watch James’ match tonight. Music plays and it’s Robbie E. Robbie T comes out with him. Robbie E gets in the ring as Robbie T follows.
Bully Ray vs. Robbie E in the Bound for Glory Series Match
Robbie T attacked Ray as it knocks him right down. The bell sounds and Robbie T gets out as Robbie E covers him. Ray kicks out. Robbie gets up and stomps on him. Ray is able to crawl away. He gets up on his knees. Robbie taunts to the crowd. He turns to Ray. Ray slaps the chest of Robbie. Oh, you can hear it! Robbie turns and faces Ray again. He does another huge slap. He does one more and jumps up. He does the Bully Cutter and gets the win. Winner: Bully Ray for 7 points
Earl Hebner is backstage with Madison Rayne. He gives Madison flowers and a teddy bear. I think there was chocolates too. Madison tells Earl that she loves him because she does and she doesn’t need any gifts. Gail Kim enters the picture and asks what this is all about. Earl walks away. Madison says Earl is a professional and he does not screw anyone in a match. He will call it down the middle. Gail really doesn’t think that is true. The camera goes to Tara as she is stretching backstage.
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces the TNA Knockout Champion, Ms. Tessmacher. She comes out and shows her stuff as well as shaking it. She comes over to be the guest commentator for this match. Christy Hemme also introduces this match. Tara comes out to the ring first. After her, Madison Rayne comes down the ramp. As she comes down to the ring, they show video from last week where Earl counted 3 for Rayne even though the shoulders were up. Rayne gets in the ring with her crown on her head and a teddy bear that Earl gave her. Earl smiles as he looks at her. Gail comes down the ramp and gets in the ring. Finally, Mickie James’ music plays. She gets on the stage and shows Tessmacher that she will be the champion soon. Mickie continues to the ring.
Tara vs. Madison Rayne vs. Gail Kim vs. Mickie James in a #1 Contenders Match for the Knockout Title
The match begins and Tara goes right after Gail as she sends her right in the corner. Gail comes right out as she knocks Tara down. Tara gets up and Gail puts her in the corner. She lifts Tara up and throws her over the ropes in a back body drop type move. Madison and Mickie fight each other. Gail comes out and closelines Mickie down. Her and Madison grab Mickie and toss her out of the ring. They unite as one. Tara gets in the ring and both go after her. Madison takes control of Tara as she works her with a knee to the gut and back and then swinging neck breaker. Gail comes over and goes for a cover, but Tara kicks out. Tara is able to hit Madison and Gail in the gut. Mickie is able to grab Gail’s leg and pull her out of the ring. Gail and Mickie fight, but Gail is able to hit Mickie and whip her right into the steel steps. You can hear the flesh on steel impact. Gail gets in the ring as Tara has control. Gail is able to take that from her. Her and Madison continue to work Tara. They have her in the corner and beat her down and then whip her in the opposing corner. They bring Tara down. Mickie gets in and is able to attack Madison down. She attacks Madison on the mat while Tara and Gail go to the outside. Mickie has the control but Gail enters and brings Mickie down. She slowly works Mickie down. Tara gets on the apron and Gail turns to her. She tries to lift her up for a suplex, but Tara grabs Gail and chokes her on the top rope. Gail falls on her back. Tara jumps over the ropes and lands right on Gail. She covers but Gail kicks out. It was close. Tara goes to the top rope to go for a moonsault. Madison makes her drop down on the corner. Tara turns around as Madison climbs. Tara is able to knock Madison down. Mickie gets Madison while Gail climbs the corner and does a superplex to Tara. Gail covers but Earl is distracted with now the full looking Madison. Gail gets up and yells at Madison. Mickie gets in the ring and attacks Madison. She knocks Gail down. Mickie continues to go after Madison. Gail gets up and is able to kick Mickie right in the head. Mickie falls through the ropes. Tara grabs Gail. She lifts her up and hits the Widow’s Peak. Madison grabs Tara. She goes for a DDT, but Tara rolls forward. Tara has Madison’s shoulders down while Earl counts. Both get up after the 3 count. Earl raises Madison’s arm as he says she won while the shoulders of Tara were not down. Earl is just doing his job! Winner: Madison Rayne
Video plays showing the confrontation between Kurt Angle and James Storm. After the video, Roode is backstage. He says everyone thinks it is James. Roode said that last week. People are finally listening. Roode announces he will be out there for the main event tonight. Roode walks away. The camera turns to Austin Aries across the area. Aries says that everyone will be out there and since Roode will be out there, so will Austin!
Sting is backstage in his office with Brooke Hogan sitting down in a chair. Sting knows how Hogan rolls. He says he is fine but his body wouldn’t be. Brooke says Sting is right. Brooke says it was hard seeing her dad lying there in severe pain. Sting squats down and tells Brooke that he will figure out who they are and he will take care of them for Hogan. He says Brooke has a job to do though. Sting is going to protect her. Brooke says it is scary as they could do anything. Suddenly, a producer enters the scene. He gives something to Brooke and says it is urgent. Brooke opens the envelope and it is a paper that has cards taped/glued to them. It is the Aces and Eights/Dead Man’s Hand. Brooke quickly gets up and takes off her mic. She says she has to go. Sting calls for her name but Brooke is out of there.
Chavo Guerrero is backstage as he is warming up for his match! It is next!
ODB and Eric Young are backstage. ODB says there is a problem. They are the Knocked-up champions and Brooke has been getting on her. Eric cracks a joke about some other Brooke. He then says Hulk is too young to have kids. ODB says they have not defended the title in two months and he is a guy. Eric promotes his fishing show and then takes one of the titles and runs away. Now they can’t have the titles taken from them if they each have it separate. ODB still wants her fried chicken!
Christy Hemme is in the ring as she announces this contest. Kid Kash walks down the ramp as Gunner follows him. As he gets in the ring, video plays from their attack last week on Chavo. Chavo Guerrero now comes down the ramp. He has Hernandez at his side. They interact with the fans before going to the ring. They show the Spanish Announce team and then show the grandmother of the Guerrero name. Lots of talent around!
Kid Kash vs. Chavo Guerrero
The match starts and Kash quickly moves around the ring to do a take down. He grabs onto Chavo, but Chavo doesn’t go down. Kash is able to get to a vertical base and goes into the ropes. He comes back and he knocks Chavo down. Kash runs into the opposing ropes and jumps over Chavo. Chavo gets up and is able to come back. He does some punches and a huge uppercut. Kash gets up and Chavo whips him in the corner. Kash comes out as Chavo tries to lock his arms around him. Kash elbows him right in the face. Chavo falls. Kash walks around. He sits down on Chavo and punches is face multiple times. Kash gets up for the break. Chavo gets up and comes back with punch after punch. Chavo bounces off the ropes. Kash lifts him up and plants him down face first into the mat. Kash continues the offense as he does a body slam. Kash goes to the top rope for a moonsault but Chavo puts his knees up. Both slowly get up. Chavo goes to Kash for forearm shots. Kash hits back. Chavo goes into the ropes. He comes back and is able to do a hurricanrona. Both get up and Chavo does a dropkick. Chavo gets on the apron and jumps over for a leg drop. Guerrero shakes his stuff. Kash gets up and Chavo kicks him in the gut. Gunner gets on the apron and distracts Chavo. Chavo turns and kicks Kash. Hernandez gets on the apron and distracts Kash. Kash turns and Chavo does the 3 suplexes. He goes to the top rope and hits the Frog Splash. That becomes the Direct Impact of the Night. Winner: Chavo Guerrero
Dixie Carter is backstage. The cameraman asks Dixie’s take on the AJ/Claire situation. Dixie been part of blackmailing before. She knows what it is like, but AJ needs to step up and bring the truth. The camera cuts to Daniels and Kaz as they are carrying presents. They put them down as they fumble them around. Here comes the baby shower!
Kurt Angle is backstage with Wes Brisco. Kurt welcomes him and then asks him what he is doing there. Wes is there trying to get an opportunity. Wes asks if he can put a word in to Hogan. Devon and Garett Bischoff come into the scene. They introduce themselves to Brisco. They talk about Aces and Eights to Kurt as they do not want it to be a third time they ruin everything. Kurt understands and they leave. Kurt asks Wes what he is up to and Wes does some mishmash.
Daniels and Kazarian are in the ring. There is a table in the ring along with the presents. Kaz says AJ is in Australia getting someone pregnant right now. They tell Claire to come in. Claire is in the audience. She comes from behind the security railing. She climbs the stares and gets in the ring. They make her have a seat and give her a necklace. Daniels gets on the mic and says he has two kids. He loves and supports them but AJ won’t do that for his kid. He will be a terrible father. Daniels says the presents are for her and the baby. Kaz opens one present and it filled with diapers. Daniels gives Claire another present to open. It has AJ action figures and pictures of Daniels and Kaz. There are shirts and a title belt in there. Now to top it all off, there is a baby doll that is dressed like AJ Styles. Daniels tells Kaz to give it to her. Claire holds it and says it is cute. Daniels wants her to be happy. Claire turns to the camera. She tells her the baby is coming and to do the right thing…..DO THE RIGHT THING FOR THEIR BABY! She repeats it as she starts to cry. She gets up and walks out of the ring.
The show turns into a split screen with Kurt Angle on the left side and James Storm on the right. They are getting ready for their match backstage!
Mr. Parks is on the phone backstage. He tells the person on the phone that the TNA people better get back to him. He gets off the phone and the camera guy asks Parks about another match. Parks is hyper. He says he wrestled Ray a few times but he is now part of other wrestlers by representing them in the courts. Parks sees Sting and he rushes over to him. Parks asks Sting if he needs any help in court or anything. Sting is covered. Sting then asks Parks about being the Black Hole Slam he did a couple weeks ago. Parks doesn’t really know what to say. He blows it off and says he wants a picture with Sting, if he can. Parks holds out his phone and takes a snapshot of him and Sting. He is going to tweet it.
Mike Tenay and Taz announce matches for next week’s Impact Wrestling. Check out the full line-up for next week right here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com.
James Storm’s music plays. He makes his way on stage and down the ramp. He gets right in the ring. Kurt Angle now comes out with his music. He gets in the ring.
James Storm vs. Kurt Angle in the Bound for Glory Series Match
The bell sounds. Wes Brisco is in the crowd watching this match as Mike talks about this successful talent. Kurt and James lock-up. They are pretty even until James over powers Kurt. Kurt gets up and they lock-up again. Kurt overpowers James this time. James gets up. They get up once more and lock-up. James is able to grab the arm of Kurt and twist it around. Kurt does a snapmare. Sting now walks down the ramp to be out for this match. James still has the arm locked behind Kurt. Kurt gets away. James does a hip toss and then an arm drag takedown. He has Kurt down. Devon and Garett are now out during the match. Kurt gets up. James goes after him. James turns away. He runs to Kurt. Kurt sidesteps and goes over the ropes, but James holds on to the top rope and flips back in. James goes after Kurt again. Kurt is able to block a kick from James and punches him until he goes in the corner. Kurt stomps and chokes James with his foot. Kurt backs away. James gets up and takes Kurt to the corner. He stomps on him. He whips Kurt into the opposite corner, but Kurt reverses it. James comes back and Kurt hits the belly to belly suplex. Both are down. Bully Ray slowly makes his way to the scene. It is getting intense. Kurt stands up and stomps on James.
James is coming back. He closelines Kurt down and goes for a cover: 1-2-OH! Both get up and Kurt is able to grab James and toss him through the middle rope.
Kurt is outside with Storm. Kurt rolls James in. Kurt slides in only to get a stomp from Storm. James grabs Kurt through the middle rope and hit a huge DDT. Both are down. Roode slowly makes his way to ringside. As he does, Austin Aries comes through the curtain. James and Kurt are up. James lifts Kurt and chokes him on the top rope. James runs into the ropes and knocks Kurt down. He gets Kurt up and into the corner. He runs to him. Kurt lifts up, but Storm lands on the apron. He kicks Kurt on the back of the head. James gets in. He runs in the ropes. He comes back and Kurt ducks the closeline. He locks his arms behind Storm and hits three german suplexes. Kurt gets up and takes his singlet down. He is going for the end. James gets up but is able to get away from the Angle Slam. Kurt drops Storm down to apply the Ankle Lock, but Storm rolls through. Both get up. Storm attacks Kurt and is able to lift Kurt up for the Angle Slam! James covers but Storm kicks out. Both get up. Storm pushes Kurt in the ropes. He comes back and James goes for the double knee to the face drop, but Kurt grabs his one leg and locks in the Ankle Lock. Storm is in pain. He moves around the ring but Storm isn’t tapping. He doesn’t want to! He is right by the ropes, but Kurt pulls him to the center. Storm turns over and kicks Ankle right in the face. That releases the hold. Both get up. Storm turns to his side and hits the Last Call Superkick! He falls on Kurt and gets the win. Winner: James Storm with 7 points
James is now the leader of the Bound for Glory Series. Everyone around ringside is looking for Aces and Eights. Kurt Angle slowly gets up and goes to Storm. They handshake and hug. James raises the arm of Kurt. They walk around the ring. James gets on the mic.
He says the gang is here, so where is Aces and Eights? Why not bring their @sses out?! Everyone is looking around. James tells the producers to play their music or do whatever they have to do in order for them to come out. Roode gets on the mic. He says this is odd. They aren’t there because James did it himself. James beat Kurt himself, so he didn’t need anyone to help him tonight. Roode was right. James is guilty! James is the man behind the attacks. Just then, Bully Ray enters the ring. Storm turns and Ray hits him. They fight back and forth. As they do, Roode and Austin get in the ring. They attack each other. They fall on the mat and roll back and forth as they punch each other. Kurt Angle stands in the ring looking around for Aces and Eights. Where are they? The show fades with the two fights!
HHH Improving Developmental, News on NXT Booking Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/02/2012 at 08:33 AM
- WWE is not airing NXT on local TV in Florida because they don't want it available in the US with the idea that it will lower the value if at some point they want to sell it to a TV station or put it on the Network.
- There has been a lot of talk about how the entire WWE developmental system has improved since Triple H took things over from John Laurinaitis. Vince McMahon is keeping his hands off developmental, which is why they are attempting to turn it into something like a sports franchise training system with Triple H hiring ex-professional athletes to work in talent relations.
- The WWE NXT tapings at Full Sail University are running more and more smoothly. Shows have been very wrestling-heavy, going about 3 hours. While Triple H isn't booking the NXT events, they are being booked with his directives and some people think that this is how WWE's TV will be done when he is running the whole show.
According to The Wrestlng Observer, TNA is planning a feud,
building into an eventual match between Joey Ryan and Al Snow. The feud
originally started with a worked shoot between Taz vs. Ryan however Taz will not
wrestle under any circumstances due to neck problems that forced him to
As member DobbsTNA noted on our
forums, the feud has already begun via twitter.
We go from crowd shots to a video of NXT Interim General Manager Dusty Rhodes. He says NXT needs a championship. There are 8 men remaining in this Gold Rush Tournament: Richie Steamboat, Bo Dallas, Leo Kruger, Seth Rollins, Michael McGillicutty, Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, & Justin Gabriel. He says it begins right now.
- Opening Video package.
Gold Rush Quarter-Final: Richie Steamboat vs. Leo Kruger
Steamboat goes right to 2 covers for a 2 count. Kruger slaps him in the face and runs away as Steamboat chases him around the ring. Kruger gets the advantage back in the ring. Steamboat comes back and Kruger goes out to regroup.
Kruger fakes a knee injury and gets a shot in on Steamboat. Kruger stomps Steamboat and showboats to the crowd. Kruger stays in control with a headlock. Kruger hits a spinebuster for 2.
Steamboat counters out of a sleeper but Kruger still keeps him down. Steamboat gets a boot up in the corner and they trade shots in the center of the ring. Steamboat quickens the pace as he gains momentum. Steamboat goes up top and connects with a missile dropkick and gets 2. Kruger ducks a clothesline and applies a sleeper as Steamboat starts to fade.
Steamboat reaches the ropes and Kruger stomps him on the mat. Steamboat counters a clothesline off the ropes and hits his own for the win.
Winner by pin: Richie Steamboat
Big E Langston vs. Adam Mercer
Big E goes right at him with knees to the gut and picks him up with ease and drops him across his knee three times like a rag doll. Big E hits a shoulderblock in the corner. Mercer tries to mount offense but is quickly shut down. Big E drops him with a modified powerslam for the win.
Winner by pin: Big E Langston
Audrey Marie vs. Raquel Diaz
Diaz comes to the ring mic’ed up again and cuts a promo on Marie. She is continuing her Exfoliating Ugliness Tour.
They lock-up and Marie applies a headlock. Diaz struggles to get out and drops Marie across the ropes and applies a half-nelson with a chinlock. They go back and forth. Diaz fights out of a bridge and hits a reverse faceplant for the win.
Winner by pin: Raquel Diaz
Diaz draws an “L” on Marie’s forehead in lipstick.
-Backstage: Paige is unimpressed by Diaz.
Hunico & Camacho vs. Jason Jordan & Mike Dalton
Hunico gets controlled early but quickly gains offense and makes quick tags with Camacho. Dalton gets a quick pin attempt on Hunico for 2.
Camacho hits a double underhook suplex and gets 2. Camacho & Hunico hit a double slam and Hunico makes the cover but Jordan breaks the count.
Hunico & Camacho continue to cut the ring off. Dalton counters another double team with a hurricanrana and steals a pin on Camacho.
Winners by pin: Jason Jordan & Mike Dalton
Gold Rush Quarter Final: Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins
Back and forth to start things off. Drew starts to build offense. Rollins shows great agility and Drew goes out to regroup. Drew crawls under the ring and slams Rollins’ face into the metal under there. Back in the ring, Drew goes to work on the arm. Drew drops Rollins in a hammerlock on his back.
Drew is still in control and makes a cover for 2. Drew hits stomps in the corner. Rollins tries to fight back but he his arm is hurt. Rollins ducks a couple of clotheslines and counters a faceplant in mid-air with a nice DDT. Rollins hits kicks and punches, with one arm. Rollins connects with an Enzuigiri, clotheslines Drew out of the ring, and follows up with a splash to the outside.
Rollins hits a running forearm in the corner but Drew catches him with a vicious clothesline. Drew only gets 2. Drew hits a Tilt-A-Whirl for another 2. Rollins misses with a corkscrew off the turnbuckle but lands on his feet. Rollins hits a knee to the back of Drew’s head and gets the pin.
More Details On John Laurinaitis' Resignation Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/01/2012 at 11:10 PM
The official WWE website announced Monday that John Laurinaitis had resigned from his position as Senior Vice President of Talent Operations, effectively immediately. He will, however, remain with the company as a producer assisting talent with their matches. His resignation is legitimate and not part of any storyline.
According to WWE sources, Laurinaitis had mentioned how exhausted he was with his workload, which consisted of office duties in Stamford, Connecticut and traveling to numerous events as a performer. The writing, however, was on the wall since he was quietly removed from the WWE Corporate website's index of Executive Officers in April. Paul Levesque, Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events, was reportedly never a "Big Johnny" booster and it was believed to be a matter of time before Jane Geddes, Vice President of Talent Relations, and Canyon Ceman, Senior Director of Talent Development, understood the WWE machine. With each element they learned, they assumed duties that belonged to Laurinaitis. Creative writer Michael Hayes had already replaced John Laurinaitis as matchmaker of live events and it said that he was taken out of the loop concerning developmental program matters.
The internal belief is that Laurinaitis will wind up back on television as a performer since most people are surprised that WWE has maintained his character's firing. He is scheduled to appear at live events through at least September.
Laurinaitis was hired as a producer after WWE's acquisition of certain assets of World Championship Wrestling in March 2001. When Jim Ross desired to move from Stamford, Connecticut to Norman, Oklahoma, he began grooming Laurinaitis to overtake his position as Vice President of Talent Relations. WWE chief Vince McMahon, however, made the switch without informing Ross first in 2004. Laurinatis was at one point one of the most powerful employees in the organization, and in 2009, was promoted to Executive Vice President of Talent Relations. However, when Stephanie McMahon took over Talent Relations and handed over the reins to Levesque, his power weakened and he was ultimately demoted.
The only person remaining in the talent relations department since last year, aside from employees working in travel, is Mark Carrano. Though WWE stated in their article that Laurinaitis was "burned out" from the position, multiple sources have stated that recent changes to the corporate infrastructure represent Levesque assuming control of certain sectors of the organization and re-shaping them to his liking. Despite his demotion, Laurinaitis chose to maintain employment because he bought an expensive Connecticut home and his family doesn't want to move away from the area.
- WWE officials were impressed with Billy Gunn and his interactions with
Shawn Michaels on Raw 1,000 and the belief is he'll receive at least one match
on a future televised show. Meanwhile, many backstage feel Sean
"X-Pac" Waltman didn't appear in great shape on the milestone episode so it is unlikely that he'll be brought back for a
Some people were surprised that with WWE's TV-PG directive and
Linda McMahon running for United States Senate, officials had no problem having
Waltman appear on television despite his involvement with a sex tape
years ago. Some people backstage were also joking about how friendly Gunn was
with everyone considering that he challenged Triple H and Shawn Michaels to a
"shoot" fight years ago.
After Raw Went Off The Air Posted by Steve Carrier on 07/31/2012 at 07:07 AM
- After Raw went off the air, John Laurinaitis hit the ring with a steel chair tapped for John Cena. Cena, however, ducked and hit the former Raw General Manager and Executive Vice President of Talent Relations with the Attitude Adjustment. Big Show then tried to attack Cena, but was put to rest with the Attitude Adjustment.
WWE Monday Night RAW Results 7/30/12 By Marc Middleton Jul 30, 2012 - 11:09:06 PM
- Tonight's WWE RAW kicks off with the new intro video that debuted on last week's 1,000th episode. We're live from the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio as Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW. Fans are still coming in because of a fire that happened inside the arena earlier. Jerry Lawler shows footage of the RAW set catching on fire earlier this evening after a pyro glitch.
- Cole leads us into a video package looking back at RAW 1000.
- The video runs for about 5 minutes and we come back to WWE Champion CM Punk coming to the ring. Punk makes his way out to a positive reaction from the crowd.
Punk says he had a RAW moment last week bigger than most people's WrestleMania moments. He wants to explain something before he gets into why he did what he did to The Rock. Punk says the way RAW 1000 went off the air left a bad taste in his mouth. Punk brings up Lawler's quote - "CM Punk has turned his back on the WWE Universe." Punk goes to ringside where Lawler is seated. Punk sits the WWE Title on the announcers table and sits cross legged on top of it, in front of Lawler. Punk says he is used to bad commentary but asks how Lawler jumped to such a bad conclusion. Punk says if anything, Lawler turned his back on Punk because the last time he checked, The Rock wasn't the WWE Universe. Punk calls Rock an extremely charismatic, deranged movie star. Punk says Rock disrespected him. Punk says Rock acted like he was invisible when he went into his tired schtick on Daniel Bryan. Punk says Rock is lucky he didn't hurt him right then and there when he was first disrespected. Punk says Rock tried to make RAW 1000 all about him and that's when Punk showed him the kind of man he will be dealing with at Royal Rumble. Punk says this isn't ballet, this is WWE and he is it's champion. Punk is still seated in front of Lawler on the table. Punk brings up how Rock has been quiet for a week. Punk accuses Lawler of having an agenda and spinning it. Punk says he ended RAW 1000 like every issue should end - with the spotlight on the WWE Champion, the best wrestler in the world. Big Show's music hits and out he comes.
Punk says Show must have came to steal the spotlight too. Show says the end of RAW 1000 was actually all about him. Show says he's the one who cost John Cena the WWE Title and caused him to fail at cashing in Money in the Bank. Show says he knocked out Cena and Punk still couldn't beat him. Show says Punk would have tapped out in the STF if it weren't for him. Show says the only reason Punk is still WWE Champion is because of him. Show vows that he will be the next WWE Champion. The crowd boos and Punk laughs at him. Punk says he is the only one winning anything between them two. John Cena's music hits and out he comes running to the ring. Cena unloads on Big Show as Punk watches. Show pushes him away and rolls out of the ring. Cena is hype as Show looks on from the floor and Punk leans against the ropes watching, shaking his head. Justin Roberts introduces AJ Lee and out comes the General Manager.
For tonight's main event, AJ announces Show vs. Cena with the winner facing CM Punk at SummerSlam. AJ leaves as everyone has words.
- Still to come tonight, a look back at last week's encounter between Triple H and Brock Lesnar. We go to commercial.
- Daniel Bryan is shown backstage approaching AJ's office.
Santino Marella vs. Alberto Del Rio
We go to the ring and out comes the WWE United States Champion Santino Marella. Ricardo Rodriguez begins the introduction for Alberto Del Rio and out he comes for a non-title match. Del Rio's car wasn't allowed in the building because of the fire that happened earlier.
The bell rings and they go at it until Del Rio drops Santino and works him over, taking control. Santino fights back but Del Rio suplexes him and stomps some more. Del Rio with kicks in the corner now. Santino makes a comeback and sends Del Rio out to the floor with a dropkick. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Del Rio is working on the arm. Santino fights out of a hold and tries for a comeback but gets beat back down. Del Rio goes back to work on the arm now. Santino fights out with a suplex and then right hands. Santino drops with the split but Del Rio kicks him in the head. Santino comes back again and pulls out the Cobra. Del Rio blocks it and throws Santino shoulder first into the ring post. Del Rio with an armbreaker and then the submission for the win.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
- After the match, Del Rio stands over Santino and says he just destroyed the US Champion like it was nothing. Del Rio says Santino is beneath him as is Sheamus and all of the fans. Del Rio says from now on, he will not compete unless it's a World Heavyweight Title match so he says he won't be wrestling until SummerSlam.
- Still to come, Cena vs. Show.
- Back from the break and Brodus Clay is in the ring dancing with Cameron and Naomi. Vickie Guerrero comes out running her mouth. She tells them to step aside and has some old school hip-hop played. Vickie starts dancing but is interrupted by Damien Sandow. Sandow says a horrible crime was committed against humanity last week. He shows us footage of DX beating him up at RAW 1000. Sandow just attacks Clay and takes his leg out. Sandow beats Clay down and hits him with a bunch of knees. Sandow continues the assault and rips Clay's necklace. Sandow poses as his music hits and Cole plays up the fact that Sandow has snapped.
- We get a look back at Dolph Ziggler and Chris Jericho getting into it 2 weeks ago. They also show Ziggler teasing a cash in on SmackDown and Jericho throwing him into the ring for a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. Jericho then hit Ziggler with a Codebreaker, while wearing a Ziggler t-shirt. Announced for later tonight is Christian and Jericho vs. Miz and Ziggler. Back to commercial.
- Back from commercial and Bryan walks into AJ's office. He asks her if she's insane for embarrassing him and leaving him at the altar last week. She tells him to shut up. She's not his bride to be anymore... she's his boss. AJ says she saw some "groomsmen" who looked like they were from a mental hospital. She wonders if he was marrying her just to have her legally committed. She's booked him in a match against Sheamus tonight. Bryan asks if it's for the World Title and she says no. AJ chants "no" in Bryan's face and he storms off.
- We get a look back at RAW 1000 with Triple H and Brock Lesnar going at it.
- Cole and Lawler tell fans to go on Twitter and vote for what kind of match Sheamus vs. Bryan will be for tonight - a No Holds Barred, Falls Count Anywhere or a Street Fight. Josh Mathews catches up with Sheamus backstage. He likes how AJ has put the match in the fans hands. Sheamus asks Mathews is he's alright and says he's been acting a bit off. Mathews looks confused as Sheamus tells him to relax and take it easy before walking off. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Cole show footage of the arena fire from earlier again.
Street Fight: Daniel Bryan vs. Sheamus
We go to the ring and out comes Daniel Bryan first. Bryan takes a mic and demands the fans stop chanting yes. He says only he is allowed to chant it. Out next comes the World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus for a non-title match. It's announced by Jerry Lawler that the match will be a Street Fight with 73% of the vote. The match starts and they go at it back and forth. Sheamus catches Bryan with a huge powerslam for a pin attempt. Sheamus with knees to the back now.
Bryan drops Sheamus into the turnbuckle and takes control of the match. Bryan works on the shoulder now. Sheamus comes back with a big shoulder and knocks Bryan down. Sheamus drops more knees for a 2 count. Bryan rolls out to the floor and Sheamus follows. Sheamus tosses him into the fan barrier a few times. Bryan gets dropped on the steel ramp as they fight up to the stage. Sheamus slams Bryan head first into the big W. Sheamus goes for White Noise but Bryan blocks it and kicks Sheamus while he's on his knees. Bryan runs and dropkicks Sheamus from the stage to the concrete. Sheamus clutches his ankle but gets up. Bryan leaps off the stage with a knee to the face and Sheamus goes back down as we take another commercial break.
Back from the break and Bryan has Sheamus down in the ring, working on his shoulder. Sheamus fights out but Bryan stops the comeback with a knee to the gut. Bryan knocks Sheamus back to the floor. Bryan leaps off the apron but Sheamus catches him and tosses him into the barrier. Sheamus puts Bryan on the barrier and hits him with a series of big forearm shots to the chest. Sheamus suplexes Bryan back on the floor and brings it in the ring. Sheamus throws in a kendo stick and steel chair but Bryan slides them back out of the ring. Sheamus clotheslines him back to the floor. Sheamus comes out but gets smacked in the head with a kendo stick. Bryan comes in the ring with more kendo shots, beating Sheamus down in the corner.
Sheamus stops Bryan with headbutts and gets the kendo stick. Sheamus wails away with it but Bryan dropkicks him back into the steel chair that he wedged in the corner. Bryan with a 2 count. They go back to the floor to brawl. Sheamus takes apart the steel steps and goes to slam Bryan on them. He blocks it but Sheamus catches him for White Noise. Bryan blocks that and rams Sheamus shoulder first into the ring post. Bryan picks up the steps and slides them in the ring. Bryan tosses Sheamus into the fan barrier again. Bryan brings him in the ring and they fight for the kendo stick. Sheamus scoops Bryan for White Noise on top of the steps but Bryan blocks it. Sheamus lays him out on top of the steps with a Brogue Kick. Sheamus covers for the win.
- The feed has a technical glitch before Cole shows us CM Punk speaking to Jerry Lawler earlier tonight. Still to come tonight, Show vs. Cena. We take another commercial break.
- Back from the break and Bryan is down in the ring with referees. He's yelling that he won't leave the ring until he gets a doctor. Bryan continues throwing a fit as Cole shows us footage of CM Punk John Cena and Big Show from earlier tonight.
- Bryan finally gets a doctor to come in as the WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth come out. Kofi tells Bryan to do everyone a favor and just leave. Truth says they have business to handle. Bryan introduces himself to Little Jimmy and then kicks the little guy out of the ring. Truth runs out of the ring to check on Little Jimmy. Bryan ridicules him for consoling an invisible child. Bryan's guys in white suits come out. They're here to take Truth away for being crazy. GM AJ comes out and says Truth isn't the one who needs help, Bryan is. She says he seems mentally unstable tonight and in the interest of a safe working environment, Bryan needs a psychiatric evaluation. AJ has Bryan escorted out of the ring by the guys in white suits. Bryan confronts AJ on the stage and just stares at her before walking off to the back with the guys in white around him. Back to commercial.
- It's announced that Vince McMahon will be on SmackDown to name a new General Manager.
Kofi Kingston vs. Titus O'Neil
R-Truth and Little Jimmy sit at ringside as Kofi Kingston waits in the ring. They air some fan videos from Tout. AW comes out next to introduce Titus O'Neil and Darren Young. It's Titus vs. Kofi here.
Back and forth to start the match. AW is mic'd up again so we have to hear him. AW makes a reference to the Kobe Bryant rape case from Colorado. Kofi comes back and drops Titus on his face after being down for a few minutes. Kofi fights back with chops and a big dropkick to the jaw. Kofi with another big shot and then the Boom Drop. Young gets on the apron but Truth lays him out. AW gets on the apron and throws his shoe at Kofi. AW runs off as Kofi throws the shoe back at him. Kofi turns around to a big slam from Titus for the win.
Winner: Titus O'Neil
- John Cena is backstage with CM Punk. Punk talks about the #1 contender match tonight. He says Cena is mad because he did to The Rock in one night what he couldn't do in a year. Punk tells Cena to get over it and get ready. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Cole says that they apologize for comments he made during the last match - the reference to the Kobe Bryant rape case.
Heath Slater vs. Randy Orton
Heath Slater is in the ring as we get a look back at his segment with the Legends at RAW 1000. Slater says the Legends have finally gone back to the retirement home so he can get his career back on track. Slater challenges any current WWE Superstar and here comes Randy Orton making his return.
The match starts and Slater takes Orton to the corner with offense. The referee backs him off as Slater unloads. Slater shows off and turns around to big clotheslines from Orton. Orton hits the powerslam and takes Slater to the apron for the second rope draping DDT. Orton drops to the mat and lays Slater out with a RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
- Daniel Bryan is backstage talking to someone. He says his neck hurts and we see the doctor. He asks Bryan questions and Bryan answers them all with yes. Bryan interrupts the doctor and just goes on a wild "yes" chanting spree.
- Still to come, Jericho and Christian vs. Ziggler and Miz. Back to commercial.
Chris Jericho and Christian vs. The Miz and Dolph Ziggler
Back from the break and out first comes Chris Jericho followed by his partner Christian. Out next comes WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz followed by his partner Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero and his Money in the Bank briefcase.
Ziggler starts things off with Christian and they go at it. Christian with an early pin attempt but Ziggler comes back. Miz comes in but Christian unloads on him and sends him right back to Ziggler for the tag. They lock up again and Jericho tags in as does Miz. Jericho drops Miz with a clothesline for 1. Jericho slams Miz and drops an elbow for another pin attempt. Ziggler comes back in and goes at it with Jericho. Jericho dumps him to the floor and tosses Miz over also. Christian goes to the top and leaps out onto both of them. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Jericho goes at it with Miz in the ring. Jericho with a 2 count. Miz comes back with a clothesline and a 2 count of his own. Miz with a headlock now. Jericho breaks free with a backdrop and makes the tag to Christian as Ziggler comes in. Christian unloads and hits the big drop down right hand. Christian with the elbow from the second rope. He goes for Killswitch but Ziggler blocks it. Christian with a roll up for 2. Christian fights off Miz in the corner but gets dropkicked by Ziggler for another 2 count. Miz comes back in and stomps away for another 2 count. Miz keeps control for another pin attempt. Christian ends up dumping Miz out to the floor again.
Miz stops Jericho from tagging and they double team Christian. Miz with a 2 count. Ziggler tags in for more double teaming. Ziggler with an elbow drop and another 2 count. Ziggler keeps Christian down on the mat as Vickie screams at ringside. Christian breaks free from a headlock but gets dropped with a neckbreaker by Ziggler. Ziggler misses the big leg drop but takes Christian to the corner for more offense. Christian finally takes Ziggler down and goes for the tag. Jericho comes in and unloads on Miz. Jericho dropkicks Ziggler from the apron to the floor and drops Miz with a bulldog. Jericho with a Lionsault on Miz for 2 as Ziggler makes the save. Christian spears Ziggler but Miz throws him into the ring post. Jericho with the Walls of Jericho on Miz but he counters it. Miz with a kick to the face. Jericho blocks Skull Crushing Finale and hits the Codebreaker for the win.
Winners: Christian and Chris Jericho
- After the match, Ziggler lays out Jericho with a briefcase shot to the head. Ziggler stands over Jericho and stares for a minute before leaving up the ramp with Vickie.
- We get another look back at the arena fire from earlier tonight before RAW hit the air.
- Another segment with Daniel Bryan and the psychiatrist backstage. They're looking at pictures and one of them is made to look like a goat face. Bryan says the only goat about him is that he's the greatest of all-time. Bryan asks the doctor if Charlie Sheen put him up to this. Bryan says if Sheen's watching, then he is the one winning, not Sheen. Back to commercial.
Tensai vs. Tyson Kidd
Back from the break and Tensai comes out to wait on Tyson Kidd. We get a look back at Kidd beating Tensai last month. Kidd strikes first with kicks but gets dropped with a big shoulder. Tensai with a splash in the corner and a big slingshot under the second rope. Tensai with a few elbow drops and strikes to the back of the head. Tensai applies the claw hold now and we see Kidd is bleeding from the head a bit.
Kidd tries for a comeback and rolls Tensai up for 2. Kidd with a big kick and a blockbuster from the top for a 2 count. Tensai comes out of nowhere with a big slam and backsplash for the win.
- After the match, Tensai picks Kidd up for a pair of big clotheslines. He drop elbows as the referee tells him to back off. Tensai drops Kidd with a big backbreaker as Sakamoto looks on from the corner. The referee reverses his decision and Kiss wins by DQ.
Winner by DQ: Tyson Kidd
- Tensai goes back after Kidd but officials back him off. Tensai looks around and tells Sakamoto to come to him. Tensai takes out his anger on Sakamoto and slaps him to the mat. Tensai dumps Sakamoto out to the floor.
- Another segment with Bryan and the doctor. The doctor finds him to have a weird obsession with Charlie Sheen but he is indeed 100% sane. Bryan is free to go. The red light comes on and in comes Kane. Kane says he's Bryan's anger management therapist. Kane slams Bryan into the walls and leaves him laying. Back to commercial.
- Lawler and Cole hype SummerSlam and we get another look at the segment Triple H and Brock Lesnar from RAW 1000.
Big Show vs. John Cena
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Champion CM Punk for commentary. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Big Show. Show goes to ringside and has some words with Punk. John Cena is out next and the winner of this one will face Punk for the WWE Title at SummerSlam.
The bell rings and they go at it. Show knocks Cena to the mat first. Show takes it to the corners and drops Cena with a big back splash. Show slowly beats Cena around with headbutts. Punk rips on Lawler and calls his commentary awful. Cena finally fights back and jumps on Show's back with a sleeper. Show slams Cena back in the corner. Cena leaps off the ropes but Show catches him in a bearhug. Cena counters with another sleeper hold.
Punk continues to have words with Lawler on commentary as Cena brings Show to one knee with the sleeper. Show goes down and Cena gets a 2 count. We take another commercial break.
Back from the break and Cena fights back but Show knocks him out of the air. Show stands on Cena and runs his mouth to the fans. Show with another back splash in the corner. Show whips Cena into another corner but runs into boots. Cena with a bulldog. Cena tries to make another comeback but Show catches him in midair with another bearhug. Cena fights out and scoops Show but Show falls on top of him for a 2 count. Show calls for a chokeslam but Cena counters it with a DDT. Show catches Cena with a big sideslam. Show goes to the second rope for a big splash but Cena moves out of the way. Cena comes back with a shoulder and a back drop. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Show catches him with a chokeslam out of nowhere for a close 2 count. Show brings Cena back in the ring and knocks him right back out. Cena shoves Show into the ringpost. They fight at ringside and Cena gets launched into Punk and they both go down. Cena makes it back into the ring before the 10 count where Show waits. Cena finally goes for the Attitude Adjustment on Show but Punk makes the save. Punk then kicks Show in the face and lays him out. Punk takes a mic and announces that there is no winner. Punk leaves the ring and heads to the back when AJ comes out. She says both men are winners and Punk will defend at SummerSlam against Show and Cena in a Triple Threat. Punk comes back out and argues with AJ. RAW goes off the air with Punk demanding respect from AJ.
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