- As noted before, WWE has released former Tough Enough competitor Ivelisse Vélez, who appeared in Florida Championship Wrestling as Sofia Cortez.
Word coming out of developmental is that Ivelisse received rave reviews in the ring from some but she had an attitude problem. F4Wonline.com reports that sources say she thought she was better than what the trainers thought of her. Ivelisse had apparently made noise about how she should be working on WWE's main roster.
Ivelisse Vélez, who appeared in Florida Championship Wrestling as Sofia Cortez, says she has been released by WWE.
She announced Saturday on Twitter, "I, as well, have been released by WWE. Sorry my #Soljas...."
Vélez, who began her professional wrestling career in 2005 in Puerto Rico, rose to prominence as a contestant on Tough Enough last year, a televised competition that awarded the winner a WWE contract. Vélez was eliminated from the competition due to injury, but offered a developmental contract in November. She had been appearing on WWE NXT as of late.
Negative Reaction Among Wrestlers To A.W.'s Firing Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/11/2012 at 02:24 PM
Wrestler reaction to A.W.'s firing by WWE on Friday for what a company spokesman said was due to his continued use of offensive and inappropriate comments on live television and on social media after making a rape joke on the July 30 episode of Raw is said to be as negative to any termination in a long time.
Upon learning of the news, A.W. posted a barrage of Twitter messages roasting the sports-entertainment organization for what he perceives are double standards, such as Big Show making a similar remark referencing NBA player Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case years ago and Vince McMahon reneging WWE's anti-bullying campaign on Raw weeks ago by ridiculing Jim Ross' affliction with Bell's palsy. Though it would appear that he is squashing any chance of a return to the organization with each scathing tweet, Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer sees things otherwise.
He posted on the F4WOnline.com message board, "The more he says, the better his chances of being brought back in a while.
"Vince has no respect for people he bullies and don't fight back.
"He hired Bischoff, Bret (spent ten years begging for him to comeback and even brought him back after Bret walked out on him the day of Mania), Sable, Billy Graham, yet never touched Heenan except for one shots. I doubt even he knows it but he's playing it smart in the long run."
WWE Smackdown Results 8/10/12 By LOP Aug 11, 2012 - 12:16:40 AM
Report by Richard Trionfo & PWinsider.com
Since we are in the home town of the General Manager, that means that Booker T is going to start things off and he makes his way to the ring.
Before Booker makes any announcements, he does the Spinaroonie.
Booker wants to know what’s up with the people of Houston. He says that it feels damn good to be in his home town. He mentions that this is his second week on the job and he tells Houston that he has a problem. Booker wants to show us footage from Raw when Sheamus stole Alberto Del Rio’s car while Del Rio was winning his match.
Booker laughs at what Sheamus did and he says that watching Alberto freak out makes him smile. Booker says that Sheamus crossed the line and Booker wants Sheamus to come out and apologize to Del Rio.
Sheamus’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Sheamus gets a mic and he tells Booker that Alberto Del Rio stood in the ring last week and told him where he came from, grew up, and conducted himself, he did not deserve to be the World Champion. He says that Del Rio tried to take his dignity, so he took Del Rio’s car. He had a lot of fun checking out San Antonio and talking with the locals. He also enjoyed having some food in Alberto’s car.
Sheamus says that if you are going to do the crime, you have to do the time. Sheamus apologizes to Booker, the WWE Universe, and Alberto Del Rio.
Booker says that we are going to move on . . .
However, there is someone who does not want to move on. That man is Alberto Del Rio and he is accompanied by Ricardo Rodriguez. Alberto says that we are not leaving this behind us. Alberto reminds Booker that Sheamus stole his car. Sheamus is not a champion, he is just a peasant. He is a thief, thug, and criminal. Alberto says that he filed a report with the San Antonio police department.
Booker stops Alberto and tells him that if charges are brought against Sheamus, then he will be stripped of his title.
Alberto says that he does not care and when a World Champion acts like a common hooligan, it reflects on the General Manager. He tells Booker to do something and do it now. Alberto says that he is close to taking things into his own hands.
Sheamus tells Bertie to calm down. He has an idea about how to settle this. Sheamus says that they don’t wait until SummerSlam. He suggests that he defend the World Title tonight against Alberto.
Booker wants to get an answer from Alberto and Del Rio says that he is thinking about waiting to be ready for SummerSlam, but to hell with everything so let’s do it tonight.
Booker wants to know if a Sucka can dig this.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Cody Rhodes comes out and he has something to say before his match with Sin Cara. Cody says that he is no stranger to wearing a mask. He will tell us why Sin Cara is wearing a mask. It is because he is ugly, cock-eyed, and one ear is bigger than the other. The real reason is because under the mask, there is nothing special about him.
Match Number One: Sin Cara versus Cody Rhodes
The lights go down and Cody grabs a leg and backs Cara into the corner. Rhodes with a face wash and then Cara with a forearm followed by a victory roll for a near fall. Cara with a head scissors that sends Rhodes to the floor. Rhodes stops a baseball slide and he slams Cara’s head into the apron.
Rhodes with a drop kick for a near fall. Cody with a gourdbuster and he gets another near fall. Cody with knees to the midsection followed by a punch and kick. Cody with a kick to the upper chest and then he has Cara on his back in a modified Gory Special while trying to remove Cara’s mask.
Cara with an arm drag but Rhodes with a boot to the head for a near fall. Cara with kicks to he leg and a handspring back elbow. Cara with a double jump spinning arm drag. Cara is sent to the apron and he connects with an enzuigiri to Rhodes. Cara with a springboard cross body for a near fall.
Cara runs into a forearm from Rhodes but Cara tries for a sunset flip but Rhodes grabs the mask. Cara with an inside cradle for the three count.
Winner: Sin Cara
Daniel Bryan is in the back and he is telling everyone No.
We go to commercial.
We are back with the Wade Barrett video package.
We take a look back at what Daniel Bryan had to go through last week on Raw.
Daniel Bryan comes to the ring and he chants ‘NO’ while everyone else chants ‘YES’. He tells them to stop and then Bryan sits in the ring. Bryan wants to know if people think he is more than a catchphrase. He says, no, he is a former World Champion. He deserves to be in the WWE Championship Match at SummerSlam, but the woman who callously left him at the altar has not only ruined his reputation by labeling him as psychologically unstable, she has put him in a match at SummerSlam against Kane.
Bryan asks if he deserves that and the fans say yes. Bryan says that the answer is No, no, no. He deserves more than to be insulted by the fans who chant yes in his face. He deserves better than to be walked all over by some skipping, Chucks wearing, broad in a power suit and her overgrown Frankenstein monster boy toy.
Speaking of boy toys, Kane’s pyro and music sound and he makes his way to the ring.
Before anything can happen, AJ makes her way to the stage. She tells Daniel not to leave the ring. She says that Daniel might be a little shocked to see her on Smackdown, but this was the show they first met. She is here because she was asked to be Booker’s special guest tonight.
AJ says that they made a match for them at SummerSlam because they are incredibly gifted athletes. We can’t have them attacking the audience . . . or each other every single week.
The crowd starts chanting Yes while AJ looks into Kane’s eyes.
She tells Kane that they haven’t had their chance to talk since she became General Manager but she says that it is good to see him again. She says that she never got a chance to tell him how much she appreciates how sweet and understanding he was when other people treated him miserably.
AJ looks at Daniel and she tells him that she doesn’t want the fact that he has been jealous of the friendship between her and Kane or the fact that Daniel has never pinned Kane in a one-on-one match and does not want it to affect his rage. She wants Daniel to prove how emotionally stable he is. She wants him to prove that he does not have anger management issues. He can start tonight by being a good sportsman and by shaking Kane’s hand.
Bryan refuses to do it.
AJ says that she wants a clean fight at SummerSlam and she tells them to shake on it. AJ tells him to do it now.
Bryan offers his hand to Kane and AJ leaves the ring. AJ winks at Kane and Kane with an uppercut. AJ goes up the ramp while Kane punches Bryan and then Bryan with kicks. Kane tries for a choke slam but Bryan escapes. Bryan tries for the No Lock but Kane knocks Bryan out of the ring. Bryan runs through the crowd and AJ chuckles.
Kane looks at AJ and she is on the stage and she gets to her knees and says that was great.
Kane unleashes the hellfire and brimstone.
Teddy Long and Booker are in the office and Teddy says that he was impressed with the job that Booker did regarding Alberto and Sheamus earlier.
Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins enter and Booker wonders if they knocked. Tyler says that they are looking for an opportunity.
Booker says that they have a great look and a great future. He tells them that they need to step it up. He mentions that he saw what they did against Ryback and they couldn’t get the job done. Booker says that he is looking for A Plus talent and nothing else will do.
Tyler tells Curt that he cannot go back to his old job.
Booker tells them to raise up.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Jinder Mahal is in the Goldman Box. He says that he wants Ryback to watch carefully as he defeats his two opponents faster than Ryback could imagine. He says that Ryback says ‘feed me more’ but Mahal says that Ryback’s eyes are bigger than his stomach.
Match Number Two: Jinder Mahal versus Two Local Guys from Houston
Mahal demands that one of his opponents go to the apron. Mahal with a clothesline and then he hits a spinebuster. Mahal stands over his opponent and applies the camel clutch and he taps out.
Winner: Jinder Mahal
After the match, Mahal attacks the other man and brings him into the ring. Mahal applies a double decker camel clutch until Ryback’s music plays.
Mahal releases the hold and leaves the ring while Ryback does his usual entrance. Mahal goes up the ramp and Ryback sees Mahal’s opponents on the mat. Ryback has an idea and he goes after both men and he hits the double marching muscle buster.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho.
He says that for the first time in two years, he gets to say ‘Welcome to the Highlight Reel’ on Smackdown.
Vickie interrupts Chris and she excuses her way to the ring. She says that Chris’ guest will not lower himself to appear on this show. Vickie says that she is here to speak on her client’s behalf. Vickie says that Dolph is the future World Champion.
Chris says that they are flexible on the Highlight Reel. If they cannot interview Dolph, he has no problem interviewing his mother. Chris says that Vickie looks good for a woman of her age. Chris and Vickie have a duck season/rabbit season exchange of Excuse Mes.
Chris tells Vickie to stop. There is no reason to be yelling at each other and they have known each other for years.
Vickie says that one more insult and she is walking out of the show and he will have no guests.
Chris tells Vickie to get out of here. Chris says that he is just playing around and he tells Vickie to come back. He wants to know why Vickie is so angry and tensed up. He tells her to take things easy. She is probably miffed at what happened at the end of Dolph’s match on Raw. We go to the JeriTron 6000 for the footage of Jericho recording it on his phone.
Chris points out that Dolph and Vickie are saying that Chris cannot win the big ones, but Dolph cannot even win the little ones. He points out that Riley has only won one match in 2012, even though he is the future of the company.
Vickie says that Dolph does not waste his time with Jericho because Chris does not have the facts. Vickie tells Chris that Dolph doesn’t just think that Jericho has lost his touch and cannot win the big one. Dolph knows it and he will prove it at SummerSlam.
Jericho tells Vickie that he doesn’t have to prove himself to anyone. His legacy stands on its own. Dolph did say something. Dolph was right that his record wasn’t that great in the big ones. Maybe it is time to change and to bring back Y2J. He says that Y2J is back.
He accepts the challenge at SummerSlam and he will prove to Vickie, Ziggy, and every Jericholic that he has never lost his touch and he will never lose it agayne.
Ziggler tries to attack Jericho from behind but Jericho avoids him. Vickie slaps Jericho and she backs up into the corner and Ziggler hits the Zig Zag on Jericho.
Dolph waits for Jericho to get up and he nails Jericho in the head with the briefcase and Vickie laughs at Jericho.
Josh and Michael talk about the situation between Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio and we see the announcement of the World Title Match for later tonight.
Kofi Kingston and R Truth make their way to the announce table.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil (with Abraham Washington) versus Epico and Primo in a Number One Contender Match
Young and Epico start things off and they lock up. Young pushes Epico out of the corner and then Young with a running shoulder tackle. Titus tags in and they hit a double shoulder tackle and Titus barks. Epico tries to crawl through Titus’ legs but Titus stops him. Young tags in and Epico is able to kick Titus away and make the tag to Primo.
Primo with chops and punches to Young followed by a head butt. Primo sends Young into the turnbuckles but Young with an Irish whip. Primo with a clothesline out of the corner. Primo with a drop kick to the knee that sends Young into the ropes. Primo with a tornado DDT and he gets a near fall that is broken up by Titus. Epico with a drop kick to Titus.
Meanwhile, at the announce table, Washington throws some water on Kofi and Truth and they chase Abe into the ring and they attack Titus and Darren, causing the referee to call for the bell while Primo has Young covered.
Winners: Darren Young and Titus O’Neil (by disqualification)
After the match, Primo and Epico want to know why Truth and Kofi did what they did.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Antonio Cesaro and Aksana make their way to the ring for Antonio’s match.
Before the match, Antonio will provide us with a Rosetta Stone moment by saying the word ‘victory’ in multiple languages.
Match Number Four: Antonio Cesaro (with Aksana) versus Christian
Christian with a waist lock but Cesaro with an elbow and side head lock. Cesaro is thrown over the top rope to the floor by Christian. Christian with a baseball slide but he misses. Cesaro pushes Christian into the ring steps and then Cesaro returns him to the ring. Cesaro gets a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock.
Cesaro with a forearm to the lower back followed by a European uppercut and a deadlift side salto for a near fall. Cesaro chokes Christian in the ropes while standing on his back. Cesaro with a leaping European uppercut from the floor. Cesaro goes to the turnbuckles and he mocks Christian but when he comes off the turnbuckles, Christian gets his boots up.
Christian with punches and a running forearm. Cesaro gets Christian on his shoulders but Christian escapes. Christian with a back heel kick and sunset flip for a near fall. Christian with a punch to Cesaro and Christian goes to the turnbuckles but Cesaro catches him and hits a bridging Fallaway Slam for a near fall. Cesaro with punches in the corner but Christian sets for the Killswitch but Cesaro with a head butt.
Cesaro tries for another deadlift side salto but Christian lands on his feet and hits an inverted DDT. Christian waits for Cesaro to get up but Cesaro hits Swiss Death but Christian is able to kick out. Cesaro sets for the Gotch Style Neutralizer but Christian escapes and hits the spear for the three count.
After the match, Christian celebrates on the turnbuckles when Aksana distracts him. Cesaro pushes Christian to the floor and then he hits a running power slam into the ringside barrier.
It is time for the Raw Rebound.
We go to Booker’s office and Eve Torres wants to talk to Booker. Booker wants to know why they are having this meeting. Eve says that she is looking for a job with Booker. Booker says that they don’t have any jobs.
Teddy Long enters with Kaitlyn (without knocking but Booker is okay with that) and Teddy says that Kaitlyn has something to ask Booker. She says that she is super psyched that Booker is in charge and she suggests that she should be Booker’s assistant.
Booker says that since Teddy is recommending her, she can have the job.
Fortunately Eve is in earshot because she has not left the office and Eve is not happy. She says that she is more qualified than Kaitlyn. Eve blames Teddy for this. She says that Booker will not like it when the Board of Directors hears about the discriminatory hiring practices.
Eve and Teddy argue and Booker has a suggestion. He says that we will have a match next week between Kaitlyn and Eve with the winner getting the job.
Match Number Four: Rey Mysterio versus Miz
They lock up and Miz backs Rey into the corner but Miz with a kick instead of a clean break. Miz with more kicks to Rey but Rey with a head scissors to Miz. MIz pushes Rey into the corner but Rey gets his boots up. Rey with an elbow and then Rey tries for a springboard moonsault. Miz catches Rey and hits a neck breaker. Miz throws Rey under the ropes to the floor.
Miz goes to the floor and he sends Rey back into the ring. Miz gets a near fall. Miz with a knee to the back followed by a kick to the head. Miz gets a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock. Rey with elbows followed by kicks to the leg. Miz with a clothesline from his knees and then Miz sets for the Awesome Clothesline even though he is limping. Miz hits the Awesome Clothesline and then he goes up top.
Miz is met with a drop kick from Rey. Rey climbs up top and hits the seated senton splash. Miz with a kick followed by a sunset flip but you don’t give Rey a sunset flip because he rolls through and kicks Miz in the head. Rey gets a near fall. Rey goes up top again but Miz stops him.
Miz with punches and he sets for a superplex but Rey blocks it and tries for a sunset flip power bomb but Miz gets to his feet. Rey with a kick but Miz with a boot to the head for a near fall. Miz misses a running boot and Rey with a head scissors that sends Miz into the ropes. Rey comes off the ropes for the 619 but Miz grabs Rey’s legs. Miz with a knee and he tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Rey counters with a victory roll and the three count.
Winner: Rey Mysterio
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) versus Sheamus for the World Championship
Before the match can start, the ‘authorities’ come to the ring and he tells them that he never filed the report. He wants them to leave. Del Rio says that he wants his title match. They get on the apron and surround Sheamus.
Del Rio smiles and he tells them to ‘go’. Sheamus takes care of the ‘authorities’ and it is now time for Sheamus and Del Rio. Sheamus runs Del Rio into the turnbuckles but Ricardo and the rest of ‘Houston’s finest’ swarm Sheamus and punch him.
Del Rio goes after Sheamus, who is down in the corner. They hold Sheamus for Alberto and Del Rio slaps Sheamus in the face twice. Del Rio with a step up enzuigiri to Sheamus and then Del Rio sends his co-conspirators away.
Del Rio yells at Sheamus and then he stands over Sheamus as he tries to get up. Del Rio with the cross arm breaker and then he releases it.
After WWE unceremoniously terminated A.W.'s contract Friday for what a company spokesman said was due to his continued use of offensive and inappropriate comments on live television and on social media after uttering a rape joke on the July 30 episode of Raw, the All World Promotions chief posted a barrage of vitriolic messages on Twitter blistering his former employer for what he perceives are double standards.
A.W. strongly feels it is unjust that he's now out of job when Big Show made a similar remark referencing NBA player Kobe Bryant's sexual assault case, Vince McMahon reneged WWE's anti-bullying campaign two months ago on Raw by ridiculing Jim Ross' facial paralysis, CM Punk told a fan on Twitter to kill himself, Triple H simulated mock sex with a mannequin in a casket, McMahon used a racial epithet on national television, and the company showcased a character making light of mentally challenged individuals, among other unsavory events. Fans comments he posted include: "VINCE MCMAHON CAN SAY THE "N" WORD ON NATIONAL T.V. BUT @AWPromotions CAN'T TELL A JOKE.............whats wrong with this picture???"
"McMahon is a hypocrite! It's cool for him to mock JR's Bells Palsy, & you aren't cut any slack for one joke? #BeAStarVince."
"I hope Vince hasn't forgot How he mocked @JRsBBQ on #RAW live, and @AWPromotions gets released for one joke?"
"@if only you had strangled someone with your tie, you'd be back within 6 months lol."
"so Dx can tell everyone to suck it but u can't make a joke?"
"@CMPunk told one of his twitter followers to kill themselves. biggest double standard in the world."
"@kane has sex with a dead girl but @AWPromotions makes a kobe joke and gets fired."
"Vince can kick the leg out from under a one legged kid, wrestle women, mock The mentally retarded and he fired you!!!"
A.W. feels he is a casualty of Linda McMahon's Republican pursuit of a United States Senate seat in Connecticut, which many have speculated has led the sports-entertainment organization to take action on any matter deemed controversial so as not to affect her campaign.
He tweeted to Linda, "Creates jobs my ass!! I'm fired thanks to you and your campaign."
More Details on Abraham Washington's Release Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/10/2012 at 10:50 PM
WWE announced Friday they have come to terms on the release of A.W. (a/k/a Abraham Washington) as of August 10, 2012, weeks after the boisterous personality made a rape joke on the July 30 episode of Raw. According to a company spokesman, A.W., whose real name is Brian Jossie, was terminated due to his continued use of offensive and inappropriate remarks in public settings following the ordeal.
A representative for WWE told TMZ.com Friday evening, "Unfortunately, Brian Jossie, playing the character of A.W. was terminated because he continued to exhibit poor judgment by making offensive and inappropriate comments on live television and on social media."
Jossie angrily spoke out against WWE via Twitter following the announcement, stating they "turned its back" on him.
"It was the #WWE that made me bold and now it has turned it's back on me," he said. "Just be normal shut up and be a yes man so you can collect your check and feel like your special. #SELLOUTS!! I remember a time when the WWE didn't care about breaking the mold but now everyone is so afraid of their own shadow. #RemeberTheFans. Thank you WWE for creating me and then killing me because I only portrayed what I grew up watching... The #WWE!!"
A.W. Released By WWE, Goes On Twitter Rant Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/10/2012 at 07:29 PM
WWE announced Friday that they come to terms on the release of WWE Superstar A.W. as of today, August 10, 2012. "WWE wishes A.W. the best in all his future endeavors," the company noted. The terminated personality subsequently went on multi-post diatribe on Twitter ripping the organization:
AWPromotions is no more ladies and gentlemen. Thank you for your support and hate, it's been a great run. Now I get to do me which isn't PG!
@TitusONeilWWE & @DarrenYoungWWE thank you for allowing me to speak on your behalf. You guys are the best and I'm glad to call u my friends!
I've offended the wrong people that taught me how to have ATTITUDE It was the #WWE that made me bold and now it has turned it's back on me
Let this be a lesson to up and coming talent in the WWE don't try and be great like the Rock or Stone Cold. WWE isn't the same...
Just be normal shut up and be a yes man so you can collect your check and feel like your special. #SELLOUTS!!
I remember a time when the WWE didn't care about breaking the mold but now everyone is so afraid of their own shadow. #RemeberTheFans
Thanks to the fans who showed me support over the whole Kobe thing and to those I upset I apologize again. Remember It's entertainment folks
I really do hope Linda wins that election because If not then all of this BS has been for nothing. #GoLinda!!
Hello everyone, and welcome to this week's WWE Superstars recap.
If you all are ready, then since Adelitas Way is playing the intro, let's get on with the show!
"The Cape Town Werewolf" Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd vs. Curt Hawkins & Tyler Reks
Reks & Gabriel will start things off. Reks backs Gabriel into the corner, then goes for a right hand. Gabriel ducks and goes for a roll-up, but Reks holds onto the ropes. Reks talks trash, but Gabriel connects with a dropkick. Reks charges, but Gabriel rolls him up for a 1 count. Reks knocks down Gabriel with a club, followed by a slam. Tag into Hawkins, but Gabriel sidesteps Reks & Hawkins' double team attempt and takes down Hawkins with an armdrag into an armbar. Tag into Kidd, who hits a running dropkick after Gabriel's drop toe hold for a nearfall. Tag into Gabriel, who hits a slingshot Sunset flip on Hawkins for another nearfall. Gabriel with another armdrag back into the armbar. Tag into Kidd, then Kidd & Gabriel with a double Irish whip, double gut shot, double snapmare and finally a double kick to the back of Hawkins for a nearfall. Kidd goes to a hammerlock, but Hawkins breaks free. Kidd holds onto the ropes after Hawkins' Irish whip and hits his backflip kick that propels Kidd onto the apron. Reks tries to attack, but Kidd knocks him off the apron. However, that distraction allows Hawkins to nail Kidd with an enziguri.
Tag into Reks, who drives Kidd back first into the apron. Back in the ring, Reks with a series of right hands and double sledges. Hard Irish whip sends Kidd bouncing off the corner. Tag into Hawkins, who hits a snapmare, followed by a hard kick to the back for a nearfall. Hawkins locks in a chinlock on Kidd as Gabriel wills him on. Kidd breaks free, then sends Hawkins through the ropes and to the outside. Kidd crawls to make a tag, but Hawkins pulls Gabriel off the apron. The referee has words with Gabriel while Hawkins & Reks proceed to double team Kidd on their side of the ring. Hawkins & Reks taunt the crowd as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Reks with a slingshot stomp on Kidd. Reks with a right hand, then tags in Hawkins, who hits a leaping elbow drop on Kidd for a nearfall. Hawkins goes back to the chinlock as the crowd tries to will Kidd on. Kidd tries to break free, but Hawkins nails him with a club. Hawkins places Kidd on the top turnbuckle, back facing the ring. Hawkins goes for a back superplex, but Kidd breaks free with elbows. Kidd then with a Sunset flip powerbomb off the ropes and both men are down.
Tag to Reks & Gabriel, as Gabriel ducks a clothesline and hits a flying shoulder tackle. Gabriel with a series of spin kicks, followed by a angled charging forearm in the corner. Gabriel then with a springboard crossbody for a nearfall. Gabriel with an STO takedown, but misses a springboard moonsault. Reks with a kick to the chest, followed by a lifting Flatliner for a nearfall. Reks is frustrated as he unloads with right hands. Reks goes for a slam, but Gabriel counters and goes for an Inverted DDT. However, Reks counters that and hits a headlock elbow drop for a close nearfall. Kidd & Hawkins are still down on the outside as Reks goes for a slam, but Gabriel counters out into an O'Connor Roll for a nearfall. Reks lifts up Gabriel for a suplex, but Gabriel counters it into a DDT and goes for a cover, but Hawkins breaks it. Kidd is now back in and sends Hawkins over the ropes, but Hawkins lands on the apron. Kidd then drills Hawkins with an enziguri, knocking him down to the outside.
Tag into Kidd, as Kidd & Gabriel hit an assisted springboard elbow drop on Reks for the victory.
Winners: "The Cape Town Werewolf" Justin Gabriel & Tyson Kidd by pinfall (Assisted Springboard Elbowdrop)
WWE United States Champion Santino Marella vs. Michael McGillicutty
Feeling out process to start things off. McGillicutty backs Santino and tries to whip Santino into the ropes, but instead Santino does a cartwheel and plays to the crowd. McGillicutty tries it again, and again Santino with another cartwheel. McGillicutty lures Santino in and kicks him in the gut, followed by a side headlock takedown. Santino goes into his own side headlock and knocks down McGillicutty with a shoulder tackle off an Irish whip. McGillicutty comes back with a hiptoss and then does his own cartwheel. Santino tries to be a good sport about it, but McGillicutty will have none of it. McGillicutty with a right hand and a gut shot. McGillicutty with an Irish whip, but Santino instead decides to do his power walk off the ropes, confusing McGillicutty. Santino then rolls up McGillicutty in a jackknife pin for a 1 count. McGillicutty tries to start a shoving match with Santino, but Santino decides to bring out the Cobra, and McGillicutty heads to the outside to get to higher ground as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as McGillicutty has Santino in a hammerlock. Santino arm whips out of the hold, then hits a slam. McGillicutty backs away, then feignly tries to reason with Santino, extending his hand. Santino, however, falls for it, allowing McGillicutty to nail him with a right hand. McGillicutty stomps away at Santino and sends him into the corner. McGillicutty with some more stomps in the corner, followed by a side backbreaker. McGillicutty goes to the middle rope and hits a front elbow drop for a nearfall. McGillicutty chokes Santino in the ropes and talks trash to the crowd. McGillicutty with a snap suplex for another nearfall. McGillicutty locks in a chinlock as the crowd wills on Santino. Santino breaks free, but has his Irish whip reversed. Santino tries for the up & over, but McGillicutty is not there as he puts on the brakes. McGillicutty then nails Santino with a Northern Lariat for another nearfall. McGillicutty rubs Santino's face in the mat, then goes for a slam, but Santino counters it into an O'Connor Roll for a nearfall. Then, McGillicutty comes right back with a dropkick for yet another nearfall. McGillicutty with a slam, then heads back to the middle rope. McGillicutty tries for another elbow drop, but Santino moves out of the way. Santino then hits a Saito Suplex and both men are down.
Santino blocks a right hand and peppers McGillicutty with a series of jabs. Santino does his split and takes McGillicutty down with a hiptoss. Santino then with the running headbutt and its time for the Cobra sock.
Santino hits the Cobra on McGillicutty for the victory.
Winner: WWE United States Champion Santino Marella by pinfall (The Cobra)
Santino celebrates with the trumpet dance as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial, we go to this week's "RAW Rebound", highlighting what happened between CM Punk, The Big Show & John Cena before the main event.
Main Event: "Long Island Iced Z" Zack Ryder vs. Tensai w/Sakamoto
Tensai sends Ryder into the corner and unloads with a series of strikes. Corner whip by Tensai, but Ryder moves on the charge in. Ryder then is caught coming in with a clothesline by Tensai. Tensai with an elbow drop to the back, followed by right hands to the back of the head. Tensai throws Ryder out to the outside and goes out after him. Ryder comes back with a forearm and begins to head back into the ring, but Tensai pulls him back out. Ryder then drop toe holds Tensai face first off the announce table. Ryder gives chase and heads back in the ring, greeting Tensai with a series of right hands. Ryder goes off the ropes, but is nailed coming in with an uppercut. Tensai sends Ryder into the corner and hits a series of headbutts. Tensai with a butterfly suplex, followed by an elbow drop. Tensai with a slam, then locks Ryder in a nerve hold as the crowd tries to will on Ryder. Ryder tries to break free, but Tensai drills him with a short-arm clothesline for a nearfall. Tensai goes to a chinlock as the crowd again tries to will on Ryder. Tensai then goes back to the nerve hold. Ryder tries to break free again, but Tensai with a club that knocks him back down. Tensai chokes Ryder in the ropes and has words with the referee, allowing Sakamoto to nail Ryder with a free shot. Tensai with a hard Irish whip, bouncing Ryder off the corner. Tensai goes for a Vader Bomb off the 2nd rope, but Ryder moves out of the way. Ryder now on the outside gives Sakamoto a receipt and heads back in as Tensai is slumped in the corner. Ryder with a "Woo Woo Woo" and nails Tensai with the Broski Boot for a nearfall. Tensai shoves Ryder into the corner, but Ryder gets his boots up. Ryder goes for the Rough Ryder, but Tensai blocks it and then drills Ryder with a Buckle Bomb.
Tensai then hits the Tensai Bomb, followed by the running back senton for the victory.
Winner: Tensai by pinfall (Running Back Senton)
Tensai throws Ryder out to the outside and celebrates his victory as we go to credits.
TNA Impact Results - August 9th, 2012 Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/09/2012 at 07:30 PM
Bully Ray starts us off by coming out to the ring with his Twittah Machine to proclaim himself the leader of the Bully Nation. Bubba says he learned something from Joseph Park, and that's that if there's enough evidence, it means someone's guilty, and all the evidence is pointing right at James Storm. He's going to prove that Storm is behind Aces & Eights, but first he's going to beat him and then go on to Hardcore Justice and win there too and get 20 points. He tells the crowd to stop booing because they know he's right, but Storm comes out to interrupt Bubba's monologue. He says that he didn't hear one fact come out of Bubba's mouth, and says he's tired of people pointing fingers at him and not taking him at his word. He'll say it again: he's had nothing to do with these attacks because he's more worried about winning the Bound For Glory Series, then going on to Bound For Glory to regain his title. Bubba's got him all riled up, and where he's from, you kick the crap out of people who cross the line, so what he's going to do now is draw a line and give Bubba until the count of three because he's going to cross that line and knock Bubba out. Bubba turns his hat around and tells Storm to start counting, but Bubba steps out of the ring at 3, so Storm tells him to take the message backstage and tell anyone who doesn't believe him that they can come out and fight him.
Suddenly, Aces & Eights shows up on the ImpactTron, sitting at a card table with a bunch of beers to tell the assholes (their word, not mine) that they found out that Sting gave them an open invitation to show up tonight. That's a dangerous thing to do, but they'll show up tonight and do things on their terms. Bubba says that this proves Storm's involved, and walks off while screaming at Storm.
Pope is backstage saying the Bound For Glory Series hasn't gone quite the way he imagined, but he's picking up 20 points this weekend because, if he makes it to the final four, he's going to Bound For Glory and bringing the title home to the Congregation.
Ken Anderson joins the announce team for our opening match...
Bound For Glory Series: Rob Van Dam vs Brutus Magnus
RVD hits the ropes and tries a shoulderblock, but doesn't budge Magnus. RVD tries the ropes again and Magnus quickly pounces and clotheslines RVD over the top rope to the floor. Magnus goes out after him, ramming RVD's back into the ring apron and then putting the boots to him before dumping him back into the ring for a 1 count. RVD comes off the ropes and tries a crossbody, but Magnus catches him in a bodyslam position, then pops him into the air into a vertical suplex and drops him. RVD goes to the ropes yet a fourth time, and finally connects with a leg lariat. Magnus catches a spinkick, but RVD catches him with a rolling leg cradle for 2 before superkicking Magnus' head off. RVD takes too long to play to the crowd and his monkey flip is countered to a hard clothesline, but he quickly recovers and takes Magnus down, then hits the Five Star Frogsplash for the win.
Winner: Rob Van Dam
The camera guy asks Bobby Roode if he's aware of the contract signing tonight, and he says that he hears there's some language in the contract his lawyer didn't like, and they might just not let him wrestle this weekend.
We look back at last week's baby shower for Crazy Crackhead Claire, and then we're off to the ring for some championship action!
World Tag Team Title Match: Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian vs TV Champion Devon & Garett Bischoff
Kazarian and Devon start off, with Devon getting the advantage and tagging out to Garett, who does fiery young babyface armdrags and hiptosses before tagging Devon back in for a double team on Daniels. Is Garett ever going to get any damn tights? Garett with an inverted atomic drop on Daniels, but a distraction from Kazarian on the floor allows Daniels to hit an STO and then hiptoss Kazarian into a legdrop on Garett for 2. The champs work Garett over for several minutes before tagging in Devon, who is a house of fire as he takes both champions out. Devon with a Rock Bottom for 2 on Kazarian, then he dumps Daniels to the floor and spears Kazarian out of his boots. Daniels comes into the ring with a title belt and Garett charges him, but Daniels backdrops Garett over the top rope to the floor. Devon hits a spinebuster on Daniels, but Kazarian gets the belt and knocks Devon out with it and covers for 3.
Winners: Christopher Daniels & Frankie Kazarian
We look back at last week's conversation between Sting and Brooke Hogan where she wondered why Aces & Eights were picking on them before getting a delivery from Aces & Eights. We then go backstage to Sting and he says that he promised to take care of Brooke, and the best way to do that is by not having her here tonight. That sounds great to me! He's also calling out Aces & Eights once again tonight.
After a video package with each of the BFG Series participants talking about what it would mean for them to win the tournament, we go to the ring where Robbie E says that he's got five points, and that he's going to earn another 20 points by putting Jeff Hardy, the same guy he beat for those five points, through a table. He shows us the video of his win over Hardy, and he says that he'll give five reasons Hardy won't ever beat him. He only gets as far as mentioning his cool pink sweaters that are better than Hardy's grungy wife beaters, but now Jeff Hardy comes out as Robbie dares him to join the party. Hardy comes into the ring and lays out Robbie T, and E decides to backpedal until Hardy slaps him in the face and tries to put him through a table. Robbie T comes back into the ring and attacks Hardy from behind, then powerbombs Hardy through a table. Robbie E stands over the fallen Hardy yelling that he's going to take 20 points this weekend.
The guy with the camera catches up with AJ Styles, who says someone has to be pretty bad at sex for people to not remember having sex with them, and AJ doesn't drink so he should remember if it happened. He's jet lagged, and all he wants to do right now is focus on his match tonight with Kurt Angle.
Samoa Joe comes out to the broadcast booth before the next match and says that it seems like everyone's coming out to say what they're going to in the BFG Series. He says that we're about to see Kurt Angle and AJ Styles go at it, and he's going to beat the both of them and also Christopher Daniels because he's been dueling for the top spot since the series started and he's going to get the 20 points this weekend.
Bound For Glory Series: Kurt Angle vs AJ Styles
Claire is in the crowd, cheering AJ on his way to the ring. A quick back and forth at the beginning ends with AJ dropkicking Angle out to the floor and taking him out with a baseball slide as we go to commercial.
We're back, and Angle rams AJ hard into the corner and pops him into the air with an overhead release suplex. Claire has this moron smile on her face as she's sitting in the crowd watching Angle hit a windmill backbreaker for 2. Double clothesline takes both men down, and Claire looks on intently as they try and get back to their feet. AJ with a series of clotheslines and a fireman's backbreaker for 2. AJ goes to the apron and tries a springboard forearm, but Angle dodges and hits a trio of rolling German suplexes. He says, and I quote, "GET UP BITCH!" to AJ, but AJ escapes the Hacker Slam and hits a Pelle Kick for a very close 2. Angle backdrops out of the Styles Clash and hits the Hacker Slam for 2. Angle calls AJ a bitch again as he pulls the straps down and gets the anklelock, but AJ kicks Angle off and gets a German suplex, Angle blocks a second suplex and counters to the anklelock, AJ rolls through and sends Angle into the corner, Angle backdrops AJ to the apron, and AJ comes in with a springboard forearm and hits the Styles Clash for an EXTREMELY close 2. We've got to be getting closed to the time limit by now as AJ goes to the top rope and gets suplexed into the ring for 2. Angle goes to the top rope, but shockingly misses the moonsault he hasn't hit since 2000, AJ goes out to the apron and tries the springboard 450, but Angle gets the knees up and hits the Hacker Slam for a very hard fought win.
Winner: Kurt Angle
This match was awesome! Awesome awesome awesome! Claire reaches over the rail like a mark to tell AJ it's okay that he lost, but he just stares her down and walks off. Now Claire gets her Crazy Crackhead Claire face on as we find out Aces & Eights has another message for us.
Aces & Eights runs down all the people they've taken out so far, and tonight, we'll find out who gets the next Dead Man's Hand. Ken Anderson walks in on James Storm to say it's pretty funny how every time A&E does anything, it benefits Storm in some way. If Anderson turns out to be their next victim and finds out Storm has anything to do with it, they're going to have another conversation like this one, except...different.
Austin Aries is on the phone arguing with someone about the contract for this weekend's title match, and the camera guy asks him what's up. Aries says he doesn't know what's going on, but they're going to handle this like men and make sure there's a match this Sunday.
Gail Kim vs Knockouts Champion Brooke Tessmacher
Gail tried attacking Brooke before the bell, but Brooke saw her coming and took her out. Kim quickly recovers and unloads with some kicks, then picks Brooke up in a powerslam position and drops her belly first over her shoulder for 2. Gail lays Brooke backward across the second rope and stands on her chest, then just punishes Brooke with more kicks before driving her boot into her chest. Brooke comes off the ropes with a running forearm and starts firing back with right hands, but Gail gets a shot to the ribs and locks her in a legscissors. Gail releases the hold and rams her leg into Brooke's ribs just for good measure, then lifts her up and gets a ribbuster across the knee. Tessmacher finally gets some offense with some running clotheslines and a dropkick before springing off the second rope with a clothesline. Brooke with a stinkface in the corner and then hangs Gail on the second rope before hauling her out and dropping her face first in a sort of modified bulldog for the win.
Winner: Brooke Tessmacher
Brooke is celebrating her win as Madison Rayne comes out with her big silly smile on to stare down Brooke and make out with Earl Hebner, whose heart appears to have stopped.
We go backstage to Joseph Park, who says he deals with contracts on a professional basis and it brings him back to 2003 when he had a shining moment in a closing argument. This is the kind of thing he tried to warn Sting about last week, because animosity like what we see between Aries and Roode can cause all kinds of problems in contract negotiations.
We look back at last week when Kenny King pinned Zema Ion, then we go to a video package where King talks about taking the biggest risk of his career to come to TNA, but every morning when he gets up to go train and slaps the hamburger out of his own hand, he thinks about what it will feel like to have that championship belt in his hand.
Sting comes out to the ring to introduce the contract signing, and asks Bobby Roode and Austin Aries to come out and join him in the ring. Both men come out to the ring and Aries puts the belt on the table and sits down, and then Roode goes off on Sting for telling him that he has an attitude problem. He has a problem with the line in the contract where he won't get another shot at Aries for as long as he holds the title if he loses this weekend, and he thinks it's because Sting has had a problem with him since day one. Sting has always tried to stick it to him and one up him, and even after Aries' fluke win last month, he's still trying to one up him. Unless Sting makes some changes this weekend, there's not going to be a main event this weekend, and Roode tosses the contract onto the table. Aries says he's tired of listening to Roode piss and moan because, for a man who's so convinced that Aries' win was a fluke, he's awfully concerned about a rematch. Roode knows that Aries has his number, and since he doesn't want to give Roode any more reasons to complain, he can toss the contract out and add a new stipulation where he'll waive his right to a rematch if he loses, so this weekend will be a winner take all match and their one last confrontation. Sting asks Roode to shake on it, and it looks like everyone is in agreement. They do the obligatory kicking over of chairs and get ready to go at it, but instead, Roode sticks his hand out and they shake on it. Aries grabs his belt and holds it up in Roode's face, so Roode throws his water in Aries face and strolls off.
James Storm and Bully Ray are backstage, and they're...WALKING!
Chavo Guerrero Jr is backstage saying that he's here to beat the best, and before long, he and Hernandez will have gold around their waist. Kid Kash and Gunner aren't impressed because they think Chavo is a cheater. Those two teams are going to face off this weekend at the PPV, and then we run down the entire lineup for Hardcore Justice We then look at the BFG Series leaderboard, and then it's off to the ring for our main event!
Bound For Glory Series: Bully Ray vs James Storm
Storm made a comeback back from break, but Ray cut off Storm with a uranage and scored a nearfall. Frustrated, Ray tried to follow up with a Bubba Bomb, but Storm blocked and went up top. Storm connected with a top-rope cross-body splash, but Ray kicked out in time. Storm went for another top-rope move, but airballed an elbow drop. Ray followed with a Bubba Bomb, but Storm kicked out of a pin attempt. Storm and Ray then nearly ran into the ref, which caused confusion for Storm. Ray then hit a Bubba Cutter for the pin and the win.
Winner: Bully Ray
After the match Ray grabbed his chain to fight off Aces & Eights if they were to make an appearance tonight. No sign of the group, so Ray shouted at Storm where the Aces & Eights are. Ray told Storm to send for the group so they can do this. Suddenly, the modulated voice man appeared on the screen again. The prospect told Bully he will be seeing a lot more of them on Sunday. Back live, Ray asked Storm to clarify if they're coming for him on Sunday. Storm rolled out of the ring as Ray kept asking him to explain himself as Impact faded out.
Bully Ray Asks Fans Whether He Should Stay in TNA Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/09/2012 at 02:02 PM
According to PWInsider.com, Bully Ray's contract with TNA Wrestling will expire in three weeks and negotiations for a new deal have been tense. Ray appeared to address his immediate future with the organization via Twitter with a survey: "Shakespear time kids. "To stay or not to stay, that is the question". Lets hear YOUR opinion. #BULLYNATION."
He then wrote, "WOW! Helluva response. Looks 50/50. Let the "boss lady" know how ya feel. Light up her #TwittahMachine like a flamin table. #BULLYNATION."
- Former WWE star Shelton Benjamin is currently working in Japan but says he has no plans to join TNA anytime soon. He wrote on Twitter:
"Since so many keep asking, I have no plans to got to TNA. Not saying never. but no time soon. Don't take that as a knock against TNA. Just though I'd throw that in cause people like to create bs out of a simple answer to a question."
Backstage News on Wade Barrett's Return to WWE TV Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/09/2012 at 09:34 AM
- WWE will air the Wade Barrett vignettes on RAW and SmackDown until the SummerSlam pay-per-view is over. Barrett will then return to WWE TV. Barrett is currently on tour with the SmackDown brand in Japan.
Barrett's return to the ring was delayed several times. Originally, WWE officials wanted to bring him back at Money in the Bank, have him win a World Heavyweight Title shot and then either begin to chase for the title or actually capture it at SummerSlam.
With that said, Barrett is in line for a run with one of WWE's major singles titles.
Michael McGillicutty def. Justin Gabriel: Round One Quarterfinal Match in the Gold Rush NXT Championship Tournament Kassius Ohno def. CJ Parker Paige & Tamina def. Kaitlyn & Caylee Jinder Mahal def. Bo Dallas: Round One Quarterfinal Match in the Gold Rush NXT Championship Tournament
Velvet Sky will likely not be returning to TNA, even though company officials
want her back. Dixie Carter has been in talks with Sky about a return to the
company but as of now, nothing has been worked out. She will reunite with
Angelina Love at an upcoming indy show in Brooklyn, New York to tag against
Maria Kanellis and Winter on October 6th.
In a sign that Winter could be departing TNA Wrestling in the near future, the
sparingly seen Knockout is advertised to appear on iPPV for Pro Wrestling
Syndicate's subsidiary female promotion, B.L.O.W. Wrestling, on October 11—event
taking place at the Rahway Recreation Center in Rahway, New Jersey. Though
contracted TNA Wrestling talent are permitted to appear for independent
wrestling promotions, they are prohibited from appearing on shows which are
The British wrestling standout's role in TNA has been greatly
deemphasized since Bruce Prichard took over the creative reins in October as she
has been sparingly used and has yet to return to the title scene. Her last
television appearance took place over four months ago on April 6. She has
competed for independent groups in the meantime.
Maria Airs Out Kelly Kelly's Dirty Laundry Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/07/2012 at 09:38 PM
While recapping Monday's episode of Raw for Maria Menounos' media network AfterBuzzTV.com, former WWE performer Maria Kanellis used the open forum to make some cryptic remarks concerning Kelly Kelly.
The WWE Diva appeared on Raw for the first time in over two months and scored a singles match victory over Eve following a surprise hurricanrana. "There was a lot of speculation that [Kelly Kelly] was leaving for good. So they must have come to terms on her contract and she's still here," Kanellis states.
Co-host Josh Padgett and special guest Nigel McGuinness then ask Kanellis whether she had "backstage heat" with Kelly, who she worked alongside with in WWE from 2006 to 2010. Kanellis responds in a cryptic manner.
"I just think that sometimes you gotta be careful what photos end up on the Internet when people are involved with other people because it makes us girls that work our tails off to be very good individuals and be good at our job look trashy," stated Kanellis, who prides herself in being a 'Lady'.
McGuinness says he never saw "those photos" and feels that Kelly should set up her own website. "Trending now, naked pictures of Kelly Kelly," he jokes. "The First Lady of Ring of Honor" responds, "I don't mind those, naked it up if you're by yourself, but if you're with someone else's someone else...I don't like that. Scandalous and I don't like it. It's exact opposite of what I'm about. I think that you have to be careful with that stuff. Especially if you're trying to change..."
At this point, Kanellis is directed by the producer to talk about Kelly's match. She responds, "I don't want to go the next match." She then continues, "Especially if you're trying to change the opinions people are having about a certain group of individuals. You know what I mean? I have a problem with that because I fought my entire life to try and be just as strong as men and just as smart, and of course, the first thing that happens, is I get a stupid gimmick. So what did I do? I got on Celebrity Apprentice. And as soon as I was out of WWE, I started to make a change with my life, but it was not random photos of me with someone else's someone else—because they don't go away."
Regarding the photos in question, Kanellis appears to be referencing some images that surfaced online in early 2009 of Kelly canoodling with a married man in fellow WWE Superstar Chris Jericho—the batch included a shot of the two kissing. It has been heavily speculated that the two were involved in a secret romantic relationship then; a Google.com search for the term "chris jericho kelly kelly" leads to numerous suggest results including "chris jericho kelly kelly kissing," "chris jericho kelly kelly dating," "chris jericho and kelly kelly a couple" and "chris jericho kelly kelly together."
Kelly appeared to respond to Kanellis' cryptic remarks Tuesday evening via Twitter, herself cryptically stating, "I will never mention your name, you will never be relevant. If I have something to say about you, I will say it to you ☺ #thebiggerperson."
Kanellis responded, "Relevant enough to call me. #IMALADY." She then deleted the remark, but stands by her show comments.
She tweeted, "@afterbuzztv is a show about a show. Every show discusses the show, news and gossip. If you don't like you're dirty laundry aired maybe you should be more careful about what shows up on the Internet."
Backstage Report from RAW on Why Stars Are Upset Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/07/2012 at 10:06 AM
- As seen last night, WWE Superstar JTG spoke out about being unhappy with his role in the company and how he was tired of being taken advantage of.
F4Wonline.com reports that there have been some payoffs come out in the past few weeks, mainly the WrestleMania 28 payoff, and that is part of why JTG is upset. Word is that JTG isn't the only midcard talent upset about the WrestleMania payoffs. Apparently with WWE touting the success of the WrestleMania buyrate, the talents expected the payoffs to be more than what they actually were.
Word going around is that many talents are upset about it and lots of are talking privately about it but everyone is afraid to speak out because of fear for losing their jobs.
It's always possible that JTG may be released soon but the feeling backstage was that he was not trying to get released. Talents were keeping their distance from him before RAW went on the air last night but after the show, officials were coming up to him asking if he was okay and what the problem was.
Last night’s WWE Raw featured a number of good wrestling matches (which were made by new Raw GM AJ), including a John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan main event. In addition, Shawn Michaels appeared and was caught in a verbal altercation with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar. It was announced by HBK himself that he will be in the Triple H’s corner at Summer Slam when he faces Lesnar. Also, a vignette hyping up Wade Barrett’s upcoming return aired and Sheamus took Alberto Del Rio’s car for a joy ride around San Antonio (and Touted about it). Here are the match results from last night:
-WWE Champion CM Punk defeats Rey Mysterio via pin fall.
-Alberto Del Rio defeats Christian via submission.
-Randy Orton battles Big Show to a double count out.
-Ryback defeats Tyler Reks and Curt Hawkins via pin fall in a handicap match.
-Primo and Epico defeat Darren Young and Titus O’Neil via pin fall.
-Darren Sandow attacks Brodus Clay before their match (as Clay made his way to the ring)
-Kelly Kelly defeats Eve via pin fall.
-Alex Riley defeats Dolph Ziggler via pin fall (after a distraction from Chris Jericho, who was on commentary).
-Kane defeats Intercontinental Champion The Miz via pin fall.
-John Cena defeats Daniel Bryan via pin fall. After the match, both WWE Champion CM Punk and Big Show hit the ring as Show was the last man standing to end the show.
Joe Interview: Talks Tag Teaming, Japan, Aries And More
TNA Wrestler Samoa Joe spoke with Live Audio
Wrestling on a number of subjects including his recent push in the
Bound For Glory Series, Tag Teaming With Magnus, Japan and more. Below is a
On his recent push in TNA: "I think as of late, things have been fantastic. Look at where I was
one year ago when I was at like minus 50 points and not doing very well in the
Bound For Glory Series at all. This year was a fresh start and a lot of fresh
opportunities. The general vibe this whole summer has been pretty high-charged,
just for the fact that we're going live. There's a lot more interplay between
the wrestlers and what you're seeing on the TV screens, so it's been a positive
summer thus far."
On being underutilized in
TNA: "I've heard that in droves. In general, it wasn't
too difficult to work through that. My thing has always been to hope for an
opportunity to show the world what I'm capable of and what I can do in the ring.
Eventually I know that opportunity will arise, so I just kind of focused on
that. When it did come around and I got a shot in the tag tournament. I just
took advantage of it."
On the upcoming 4 way match
at Hardcore Justice: "With any machine the more moving
parts you put in it, the more complicated it gets. It does come with its own set
of challenges. At the same time, you're talking about three individuals whom I
deem the best in the world. I'm not worried about what they're capable of or
what they're going to bring or even how things get worked out. I think that when
it comes to the four of us in the ring, we'll produce something very special and
I'm looking forward to it."
On winning NOAH's GHC
Tag Team Championship with Magnus: "It's a lot of fun
anytime you get a chance to head back to Japan. I started the beginnings of my
career there. To be back – it was a great match and a lot of fun with the people
I was competing with in the ring. Those NOAH wrestlers are tremendously skilled
at what they do, so it was a really good trip and to come back with GHC gold
made it even that much better."
On teaming with
Magnus: "Magnus is a tremendously talented individual.
He's very good on the fly, he picks up very well and he just knows how to accent
and complement his tag team partners in the ring. He's had a pretty decent
amount of tag team experience, and I've had a little bit here and there. We were
kind of a throwaway tag team; I don't think anybody expected us to work or gel
in any way, shape or form. But we managed to and it's worked out pretty
On his preference as a babyface or
heel: "I think at this point it doesn't really matter.
I think I've always been kind of a take-it-or-leave-it type of guy. It's funny
because at times I thought I was a really big good guy in the eyes of the
people, but those people were quick to point out that they thought I was the
exact opposite. It doesn't really matter to me as long as I get a chance to go
out there and perform in front of the people and do what I do
On Austin Aries World Heavyweight
Champion: "I'm not incredibly surprised. Austin is
very driven individual and he wants to be the best at what he does. He's never
been one to take a lot of flack or wait his turn. He's the type of guy that
charges in and seizes the moment. It's worked out for him and he's done really
well, and none of the success that he's experiencing right now is a surprise to
me at all. It's a very unusual position that a lot of wrestlers don't find
themselves in during their careers. It's a balancing act, it's a responsibility
but I think he's bearing it well. I look forward to seeing what he has in store
for us in the future."
Diva Arrested For Public Intoxication Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/06/2012 at 04:24 PM
As WWE Superstars were arriving to San Antonio International Airport Sunday evening for tonight's Raw show, Rosa Mendes appeared intoxicated coming off her flight and was immediately arrested by police, according to two eyewitness accounts on Twitter.
WWE announcer Scott Stanford appeared to confirm the rumor with the following Twitter post Monday morning: "#FreeRosa."
Kharma Getting In Shape - Possible Reality Show Posted by Dave Mitchell on 08/06/2012 at 06:57 AM
Following her recent release from WWE, former WWE diva Kharma is working hard to get back into shape with hopes of jump-starting her wrestling career.
TMZ.com is reporting that Kharma "fell into a deep depression" after suffering a miscarriage last year and put on so much weight that she was unable to return to WWE. Kharma told TMZ that she put on so much weight during the pregnancy that it could have contributed to the tragedy.
Kharma says she is now motivated to get back into ring shape and has hired a team of therapists and fitness experts to help her achieve her goal.
Kharma has been in touch with multiple production companies to document her experience getting back in shape and returning to the spotlight with hopes of landing a TV deal and using the footage for a reality show.
Wade Barrett To Return From Injury Next Week Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/04/2012 at 01:04 PM
Wade Barrett will return to action during SmackDown's two-show tour of Tokyo, Japan at Ryogoku Kokugika next week.
Barrett has been sidelined since the February 20 Raw; he suffered a partially dislocated elbow while catching Dolph Ziggler, who was thrown out of the ring by Big Show during a battle royal. During his time away from the ring, Barrett shot a supporting role in the WWE Studios film Dead Man Down.
Matches announced for the August 9 show are a 2-1 Handicap Match for World Heavyweight Championship between Sheamus, Big Show and John Laurinaitis, a Triple Treat Match between Randy Orton, Alberto Del Rio and Kane, Rey Mysterio vs. Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston vs. Cody Rhodes, Santino Marella and Zack Ryder vs. Epico and Primo, Kelly Kelly vs. Natalya, Yoshi Tatsu vs. Wade Barrett, Justin Gabriel vs. Jack Swagger and Ted DiBiase vs. Jinder Mahal.
Matches announced for the August 10 show are a Fatal 4-Way Match for the World Heavyweight Championship between Sheamus, Kane, Alberto Del Rio and Big Show, a Six-Man Tag Team Match featuring Randy Orton, Santino Marella and Zack Ryder vs. Epico, John Laurinaitis and Primo, Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston vs. Daniel Bryan, Kelly Kelly vs. Natalya, Justin Gabriel vs. Wade Barrett, Yoshi Tatsu vs. Jack Swagger and Ted DiBiase vs. Jinder Mahal.
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