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Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. Alberto Del Rio
WWE Champion CM Punk vs. John Cena vs. Big Show
Chris Jericho vs. Dolph Ziggler
Kane vs. Daniel Bryan
Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Rey Mysterio
WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & R-Truth vs. The Prime Time Players
United States Champion Santino Marella vs. Antonio Cesaro
Complete WWE '13 Roster Revealed Posted by Dave Mitchell on 08/18/2012 at 06:24 PM
Earlier today, WWE and THQ announced the complete roster for the upcoming WWE '13 video game. Here are the lists for the "Modern Era" and "Attitude Era" superstars and divas, courtesy of IGN.com:
Modern Era WWE
Alberto Del Rio Big Show Booker T Brock Lesnar Brodus Clay CM Punk Chris Jericho Christian Cody Rhodes Daniel Bryan David Otunga Dolph Ziggler Edge The Great Khali Heath Slater Hunico Jack Swagger JBL John Cena (Doctor Of Thugganomics) John Laurinaitis Justin Gabriel Kane Kevin Nash Kofi Kingston Mark Henry The Miz Primo Randy Orton John Cena Rey Mysterio The Rock R-Truth Santino Marella Sheamus Sin Cara Epico Ted DiBiase Triple H The Undertaker Jinder Mahal Wade Barrett Zack Ryder Alicia Fox Beth Phoenix Brie Bella Eve Kelly Kelly Kharma Nikki Bella Lita
Road Warrior Animal Big Boss Man Billy Gunn Bradshaw (APA) Bret Hart British Bulldog Cactus Jack Chris Jericho (Y2J) Christian (Edge & Christian) Dude Love Eddie Guerrero Edge (Edge & Christian) Faarooq (APA) The Godfather Road Warrior Hawk Hunter Heart Helmsley Kane Ken Shamrock Mankind Mark Henry (Nation of Domination) Mr. McMahon "The Big Show" Paul Wight Road Dogg Jesse James The Rock Shane McMahon Shawn Michaels (D-Generation X) "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Triple H (D-Generation X) The Undertaker (The Lord of Darkness) Vader X-Pac Lita (Attitude Era) Stephanie McMahon (The Billion Dollar Princess) Trish Stratus
Downloadable Characters: Mike Tyson Damien Sandow AJ Lee
Big News on Wade Barrett's WWE TV Return Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/18/2012 at 07:06 PM
- During an interview with Arda Ocal of theScore in Los Angeles, Wade Barrett revealed that he is not 100 percent. Barrett said he still needs a few more weeks to fully recover from an arm injury before he returns to the ring with his new character being more aggressive. Barrett also promoted his new WWE Studios movie, "Dead Man Down" due out in Spring 2012.
Antonio Cesaro teased during an interview with Arda Ocal that he would change the US Title to the retired European Title if he won his
match against Santino Marella at SummerSlam this Sunday. Footage from the interview is embedded above.
Alberto Del Rio starts things off by saying he wants his title shot back, because Sheamus stole his car and he got rewarded. He says he is being treated unfairly by Booker T, and he's not leaving the ring until he gets his match reinstated. Booker comes out and says Alberto has been a pain in his side since he became GM, but Alberto says he doesn't care because he handles business like a man. Booker says a man wouldn't hire some cops to beat someone up, and he's not tolerating actions like that from anyone. Alberto says he earned the right to be number one contender, and he says he spoke will his lawyers, and... Chris Jericho cuts him off and heads to the ring!
Jericho asks him to please shut the hell up, because no one cares about his lawyers or anything to do with him, and he says Alberto whines like a chihuahua. Alberto asks who he thinks he is, then Jericho tells him to shut up in Spanish, and he insults him again then he says the translation was "Alberto's breath smells like dog poop." Jericho says Alberto isn't getting a title shot, so maybe when he beats Dolph Ziggler he will also get a title shot and beat Sheamus on Sunday. Alberto says there's no way that happens, then they argue a bit but Booker tells them it's not going down like this. Booker says he already said Sheamus isn't competing at Summerslam, but they will have a main event tonight, and it will be Alberto versus Jericho.
Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs Cody Rhodes & The Miz
Cara takes Cody off his feet and chases him out of the ring, then Miz gets sent to the floor and Rey hits a seated senton while Cara dives on Cody. He rolls back in but Cody gets a quick pin attempt, then he tags Miz and he punches Cara a few times before he points at Rey and tags back out. Cody stomps Cara and goes for another near fall, then he hits a bodyslam and punches Cara in the chest before tagging back out. Miz keeps Cara grounded with some kicks to the back, then he puts him in a rear headlock and they continue to use quick tags to keep Cara isolated.
Cara kicks Cody in the head after fighting to keep his mask on, then Rey tags in and kicks Cody in the head before going for a roll up. Rey hits the ropes and kicks his shoulder, then he catches Cody offguard with a bulldog but Miz jumps in and breaks up the pin attempt. Cara dropkicks Miz out to the floor and Cody tries to tear his mask off, but Rey catches Cody with a 619 and hits a top rope splash for the win. Miz tries to attack Rey after the bell, but Rey drop toe holds him into position and hits a 619 before holding up the Intercontinental Championship and playing to the crowd.
Winners - Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara
Tyler Reks & Curt Hawkins vs Two Local Workers
Reks and Hawkins come out in suits, then they take off their coats and do and synchcronized stripper-like dance and remove the rest of their entrance gear. Their opponents get in the ring and Hawkins knocks the legal guy on the mat, then Reks tags in and hits an elbow drop. He tosses the guy out of the ring then kicks the other one in the face, and Hawkins tags back in and hits a clothesline. Hawkins taunts his opponent and tells him to get up, then he bodyslams him and kicks him towards the ropes. Reks tags in and holds him in a powerslam position, then Hawkins dives across the ring and hits a somersault neckbreaker for the win.
Winners - Tyler Reks & Curt Hawkins
Eve is walking backstage when William Regal stops her and wishes her good luck in her match tonight. He recalls running RAW himself, but he says the power went to his head and he hasn't been the same. Eve tries to walk away but another employee walks over and tells Regal he was supposed to take out the garbage. She hands him some bags of trash and questions his employment, then a dejected Regal walks away with it while Eve heads to the ring.
Winner Becomes Booker T's Assistant: Kaitlyn vs Eve
Eve backs Kaitlyn into the ropes and punches her, then she takes her down with a waistlock and follows it up with an elevated armbar. Eve uses the ropes but the ref breaks it up, then Kaitlyn backdrops her and hits a flying shoulder tackle for a near fall. Kaitlyn tries to roll her up but Eve kicks out, then Eve sends her into the corner and blocks a hurricanrana. She throws Kaitlyn on the apron but Kaitlyn rams her with her shoulder, then she goes up top but Eve avoids a top rope crossbody and hits a DDT for the win.
Winner - Eve
Eve celebrates at ringside and mocks Teddy Long (seated at commentary), then she smiles and walks backstage as Teddy stands up and shakes his head. Eve heads back to Booker T's office and says she has a bunch of new ideas for him, but he says he needs to know if she is going to have any problems with Teddy Long. She says there are no issues and it's all in the past, and she is going to take a shower and come back to get right to work.
Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton
Orton applies a headlock but Bryan sends him into the ropes, then Orton hits a shoulder block and puts him back in a headlock. Bryan sends him back into the ropes and Orton knocks him down again, so Bryan retreats to the corner. He kicks Orton a few times and runs up the turnbuckles, but Orton catches him offguard with a clothesline for two. Bryan rolls to the floor and yells at a fan, then he gets back in the ring but Orton stomps him in the chest. Orton gets kicked in the leg and stomped near the ropes, then he gets up and goes after Bryan but he gets kicked in the knee. Bryan twists around on his leg and stomps him as he gets up, then they trade punches until Bryan goes right back after Orton's left leg.
Bryan heads up top but Orton cuts him off, then he hits a superplex but he holds his leg after they land and the ref starts a count as we go to a break. Bryan is still attacking Orton's knee when we get back, but Orton makes a comeback and hits Bryan with a few clotheslines and sends him to the apron. Orton sets up a hanging DDT but Bryan drops to the floor, then Orton reverses an Irish whip on the floor and sends Bryan into the barricade. Bryan kicks his leg and chest a few times, then Orton surprises him with a backbreaker for two and whips him into the corner.
Orton runs at Bryan and gets kicked in the knee, then Bryan goes up top but Orton punches him in the head and hits a DDT from the middle rope. Orton goes for a RKO but Bryan counters with a NO! Lock attempt, then he secures the hold and pulls back but Kane's pyro explodes on the ringposts. Bryan breaks the hold and jumps out of the ring, then the lights come back on and Bryan gets panicked and looks around for Kane. He finally gets back in the ring, but Orton leaps up and surprises him with a RKO to pick up the win. Orton celebrates on the turnbuckles as Bryan rolls outside and holds his head, then he shakes his head and looks worried as Kane appears onstage and smiles.
Winner - Randy Orton
Antonio Cesaro (w/ Aksana) vs Zack Ryder
Antonio kicks Zack in the head then picks him up and headbutts him, then he sends Zack into the ropes but Zack counters with a clothesline. Zack throws him in the corner and he connects with a Broski Boot for a two count, then Antonio grabs the ropes to avoid being picked up by Zack. Antonio snaps his head off the top rope and hits a Gotch Neutralizer for the win, then he rolls outside and slaps Santino Marella (at commentary) in the face. Santino turns around and Antonio acts scared, then he tells Santino to back off but he shoves him over the table and leaves with Aksana.
Winner - Antonio Cesaro
Alberto Del Rio makes his entrance and Jericho is shown walking to the ring, but Dolph Ziggler surprises him from behind and hits him in the back with his briefcase. Dolph stomps him a few times while Vickie Guerrero laughs in the background, then Dolph rams a collapsible ladder into Jericho ribs. Dolph bends down and tells Jericho he can't win the big one, then Booker T runs over and asks what the hell he is doing and chases him away. We get back after a commercial break, and Alberto laughs at what happened and asks if Jericho still wants to tell him about Spanish lessons. Alberto says he is the winner by forfeit and Ricardo announces himself as the winner, then he tells Booker to give him his Summerslam match.
Alberto Del Rio vs Chris Jericho
Jericho's music cues up and he slowly makes his way to the ring, then he tells the ref to ring the bell, but Alberto attacks him and goes for a quick pin attempt. Alberto stomps his ribs and and kicks him in the corner, then Jericho gets up and chops him a few times but Alberto throws him down and kicks him. He steps on his head and calls for a Cross Armbreaker, but Jericho counters with an enziguiri then he whips Alberto into the ropes and punches him.
Jericho runs at him but Alberto backdrops him to the apron, then he gets a running start and kicks him into the broadcast table. We return from a commercial and Alberto has Jericho in a grapevined headlock, then Jericho elbows his way out and chops Alberto a few times. Jericho hits the ropes but Alberto catches him with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count, then he hits a corner enziguiri and slaps Jericho a few times. He goes up top but Jericho rolls away from a double stomp, then Jericho hits a few shoulder blocks but Alberto kicks him in the ribs.
Jericho comes back with a elbow to the face, then he hits a Lionsault and grabs his ribs before making a cover and getting a two count. Alberto gets up and headbutts him, then he throws him into the ring and tries jumping down on his arm but Jericho counters with Walls of Jericho. Alberto tries to rotate his body and ends up breaking the hold, then Alberto kicks him towards the ropes as Dolph Ziggler runs out and pulls the ropes down. Jericho crashes to the floor and Dolph throws him back inside, then Alberto hits a jumping enziguiri and makes the cover to win.
Winner - Alberto Del Rio
Dolph smiles and watches as Alberto celebrates on the turnbuckles, then Alberto puts Jericho in the Cross Armbreaker and Dolph screams at Jericho. Sheamus rushes out to break things up, and Dolph runs away as Sheamus beats the hell out of Alberto in the corner. Alberto goes after Sheamus' injured arm and then they spill outside, and Sheamus tries to chase him but Alberto gets away and runs through the crowd with Ricardo.
Booker T comes out to the stage as Sheamus checks on Jericho, and Booker asks what he is doing and Sheamus says he wants the Summerslam match. Booker says he can't do that because Sheamus is injured, but Sheamus says his arm isn't holding him back and he wants the match. Booker asks him if he knows the risks and he says it's for the title, but Sheamus pleads with him and asks him one more time to make the match. He says he wants this match more than Alberto does, then Booker agrees and says the match is back on, and he leaves as Alberto watches from the crowd.
referee Brian Hebner noted on his twitter
page that he would like to welcome his new coworker, Taryn Terrell, to the
company as TNA's newest referee. The official Impact Wrestling website does also, meaning that she will not be
wrestling as a Knockout at this time. It can also be assumed that she will be
replacing Senior referee Earl Hebner, who was banned from refereeing Knockouts
matches by Knockouts Executive Brooke Hogan. You can follow Taryn on twitter here.
We start off this week’s show with the Raw brand and your announcers are Scott Stanford and Josh Mathews.
Match Number One: The Usos versus Michael McGillicutty and Johnny Curtis
Jey and Curtis start things off and they lock up for a moment. They lock up again and Jey with a side head lock. Jey with a shoulder tackle to Curtis. Jey works on the arm and then he tags in Jimmy. Jimmy with a wrist lock and Jey tags back in and Jey with a double sledge from the turnbuckles. Jimmy tags back in and they hit the double back elbow and double elbow drop. Jimmy with an arm drag into an arm bar after Jey takes care of McGillicutty when he tried to interfere.
Jey tags back in and he connects with a shoulder to the ribs. Johnny with a punch and then he rakes the eyes and hits a spike elbow drop for a near fall. Michael tags in and he kicks Jey in the corner. Johnny rakes the eyes while Michael deals with the referee. Johnny tags back in and they send Jey into the turnbuckles and work on his back. Johnny gets a near fall and then he chokes Jey with his boot.
Johnny with a boot to the head and then he slams Jey. Johnny goes to the turnbuckles and misses a knee drop. Jimmy with a flying forearm for a near fall. Jimmy with a head butt and then he sends Michael to the floor. Johnny sends Jimmy to the floor and Michael attacks Jimmy while Johnny talks to the referee and we go to commercial.
We are back and Michael with a reverse chin lock on Jimmy. Jimmy is sent to the floor but Jimmy attacks Curtis on the floor when Johnny tries to do the same. Michael with a drop kick while Jimmy tries to re-enter the ring.
Michael sends Jimmy into Johnny and Johnny with a reverse atomic drop and Michael with a clothesline to the back of the head for a near fall. Michael with a kick to the head while Johnny distracts the referee.
Johnny with a short arm clothesline and Michael is tagged in and he stomps on Jimmy and then he follows it up with elbows to the chest. Michael with a reverse chin lock. Jimmy with a jawbreaker and he crawls to make the tag but Michael grabs the leg to stop Jimmy. Johnny tries to knock Jey off the apron but Jey with a punch. Michael is sent to the floor but the referee sends Jey back to the apron and Johnny with a kick to the midsection to allow Michael to get a near fall.
Johnny tags back in but Jimmy with a kick and then he sends Johnny and Michael to the floor. Jimmy crawls across the ring and Michael tags in but so does Jey. Jey with clothesline and a savate kick and uppercut. Jey with the spinning flying forearm followed by the running butt splash. Jey with a power slam to Johnny.
Jey with a Samoan drop to Michael and Jimmy tags in and he goes up for the Superfly Splash and he gets the three count.
Winners: The Usos
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Drew McIntyre versus Alex Riley
They lock up and McIntyre has to release because of his injured hand. They lock up again and Riley with a side head lock. McIntyre backs into the corner and he favors his wrist, but it was a trap because he hits Riley with the cast. McIntyre with kicks to Riley and then he chokes him in the ropes. McIntyre sends Riley into the turnbuckles and then he punches Alex.
Drew with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Drew with an arm bar and then he pulls Riley back to the mat and holds on to the arm bar. Riley with punches but Drew with a kick and punch to stop Riley.
Riley with a rollup for a near fall but Drew fires back with a clothesline. Drew gets a near fall. Drew slaps Alex in the head and then stomps on the hand. Riley with an arm drag and elbow to Drew. Riley with a clothesline or two followed by a spinebuster. Drew with an Irish whip and kick and punch in the corner. Riley with a boot to the head and then he goes up top and hits a clothesline but Drew kicks out.
Drew with a clothesline and then he slams Riley and goes to the turnbuckles. Drew misses a leg drop and Riley with a kick and then he hits the Final Score for the three count.
Winner: Alex Riley
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the Smackdown portion of the show and your announcers are Matt Striker and Josh Mathews.
Match Number Three: Justin Gabriel versus Damien Sandow
Sandow wants to retreat to the ropes before Gabriel locks up to maintain the mental advantage. They lock up and Sandow with a side head lock. Gabriel with a hammer lock but Sandow with a snap mare. Gabriel holds on and gets a near fall. Gabriel with a hammer lock again and Sandow backs Gabriel into the ropes and Gabriel with a clean break. Sandow demands that Gabriel let go of him.
They lock up and Sandow with a side head lock and take down. Gabriel with a head scissors but Sandow escapes. Gabriel with an arm drag into an arm bar and Gabriel messes with Sandow’s hair for a moment. Gabriel with a hammer lock but Sandow with an elbow. Gabriel with drop kicks followed by a slam.
Gabriel goes up top but Sandow goes to the floor and pulls Gabriel back to the apron. Gabriel kicks Sandow away and then he hits a cannonball onto Sandow as we go to commercial.
We are back and Gabriel still has control of the match and he still has Sandow in the hammer lock. Gabriel with knees to continue pressure on the shoulder. Sandow with a punch and then he sends Gabriel to the apron. Gabriel slides back in and hits a back body drop.
Gabriel with an STO and then he goes up top but Sandow rolls to the opposite side of the ring. Gabriel shows some frustration at Sandow’s actions. Sandow ducks a baseball slide and then Sandow Irish whips Gabriel a few times into the apron. They return to the ring and Sandow gets a near fall.
Sandow with knees to the ribs followed by a knee drop. Sandow stretches Gabriel over his back but Gabriel is able to get free. Gabriel with a double leg take down and he gets a jackknife cover for a near fall. Sandow with an Irish whip and shoulders into the corner. Sandow with kicks to Gabriel. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and then he floats over and sets for the Elbow of Disdain and hits it.
Sandow gets a near fall but he shows some frustration that Gabriel would kick out. Sandow sends Gabriel into the turnbuckles but Gabriel moves when Sandow charges into the corner. Gabriel with a chop to Sandow followed by kicks to the leg and torso. Gabriel with a leaping back spin kick and then he hits a spinning back heel kick.
Gabriel with a forearm into the corner and then he goes to the apron and hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. Sandow misses a clothesline and Gabriel gets a near fall with an O’Connor Roll. Sandow with a shot to the midsection and then he gets Gabriel up but Justin gets to his feet and he hits a spike elbow drop and then he hits a springboard moonsault but Sandow kicks out at two.
Gabriel with a running boot to the head and then he goes up top for the 450 splash but Sandow hits the ropes and Gabriel is crotched. Sandow with knees to the chest followed by the straightjacket neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow
After the match, Damien celebrates his victory with the cartwheel of intellectual superiority.
- It would appear that WWE has parted ways with developmental wrestler DT Porter as he is no longer listed on the roster page of FCWWrestling.info. He rarely appeared on Florida Championship Wrestling cards after joining the developmental promotion last year. In May, Porter, whose real name is Brian McGhee, posted a message on Facebook crying for help due to alleged mistreatment from camp officials. He then claimed that his account was hacked.
The "help" statement read: "Guys, I don't know how much longer I can handle this. Every day is a constant struggle to keep my sanity. I love wrestling and it's all I ever wanted to do. Already going crazy since I've been for like ten months now, but it gets worse. Every day a trainer goes out of his way to rib or disrespect me in front of the boys because I've been out so long. I can't clear myself. I wanna wrestle more than anything, but I don't even know who I am anymore. It's so f***ing hard. I just feel it just building inside of me and I don't know how much longer I can contain it. I have daydreams of just f***ing everyone up on some real shit. I'm not a kid. I'm a f***ing man. But what do you do when the people in charge of helping you get to the main roster are the ones making your life the hardest. I've been drinking almost every day. It's to the point to where I keep Vodka and Gin in my trunk. Help me!"
HHH Expected to Focus More on Tag Teams Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/16/2012 at 09:25 AM
- Some people who have worked closely with Triple H believe that when he gets more power in WWE, we will see more focus on the tag team division, putting the Divas division on the back-burner even more.
It should be noted that Triple H has never been high on women's wrestling. While WWE has been adding new women to developmental as of late, most of the new recruits are men and not women. Since Laurinaitis has been out of power, the days of recruiting models from agencies seem to be over.
Gail Kim Interview: Leaving WWE, Retirement & More Posted by Dave Mitchell on 08/16/2012 at 03:04 PM
TNA Knockout Gail Kim recently spoke to SpencerDailyReporter.com to promote this weekend's TNA house show tour in Iowa. says she's been "feeling the groove" since returning to TNA last year. Here are some highlights of what Gail Kim said about:
Working As Heel: "I'm looking forward to being the heel. I change my wrestling moves. When I'm a heel, I'm more technical and use submissions. When I'm a baby-face, I'm more of a high flyer."
Retirement: "I would love to leave wrestling at some point on a good note. Everybody wants to go out on top. Most of all, whatever I do next, I want to be passionate about. Because I've had wrestling so long, I know how happy you can be doing what you love. I'm looking forward to a future with my husband and what it holds."
She also talked about "feeling the groove" since returning to TNA last year and how hard it was WWE "sitting back and watch everybody in the ring doing what I love to do."
WWE Diva Taryn Terrell, best know wrestling under the ring name Tiffany, has
joined the TNA Impact Wrestling roster. Terrell is best known for spending her
time with the WWE on the ECW and Smackdown brand. Taryn was released from her
WWE contract back in 2010 following an incident with her then husband Drew
Mclntyre. She is a well known model, actress, and stuntwoman. Terrell debuted as
the special guest referee in the Knockouts Title match tonight on Impact after
Earl Hebner was banned from refereeing Knockouts matches.
This week’s live TNA Impact opened with a recap of Bound for Glory Series matches on last week’s Impact and at Sunday’s Hardcore Justice PPV. The video opening also recapped the latest from Aces & Eights.
Impact Zone: Live from Orlando, Mike Tenay introduced the show and pligged three BFG Series matches tonight, specifically A.J. Styles vs. Daniels in a “personal” match, Magnus vs. Samoa Joe in a battle of former TNA tag champs and current GHC tag champs, and Bully Ray vs. Jeff Hardy in the main event.
Austin Aries’s music then played to bring out the TNA World Hvt. champion fresh off his title defense against Bobby Roode at Hardcore Justice. TNA showed still-shot replays of the Aries vs. Roode title main event that included a re-start after a double pin. Once in the ring, Aries went over the “fluke” word thrown out at him by Roode, who he noted he’s beaten on two straight PPVs. Aries told any more doubters out there to drop the “e” from fluke and go “fluk” yourself. Aries said this is his company now and he is the face of the company. He said no one will tell him what to do, say, or think because he’s running the show.
Aries directed a message to Aces & Eights that he’s stepping up to them. Aries said the BFG Series is coming down to its last days and there’s a lot at stake, so no matter what Aces & Eights or the BFG Series winner has to say, he will walk in to the BFG PPV as World champ and will walk out as World champ.
Suddenly, Jeff Hardy’s music interrupted. Hardy slowly walked out toward the ring selling the effects from Hardcore Justice on Sunday. The announcers noted it’s rare for Hardy to interrupt anyone. Once Hardy entered the ring, Aries welcomed him to his ring and said he must have something important to say. Hardy first shouted out to his fans before noting he’s been chasing that title for the last year and congratulated Aries on being champ. Hardy then vowed to win the BFG Series and they are going to tear it up. Aries said he has no doubts about that. Hardy replied that Aces & Eights cost him 20 points at Hardcore Justice, so he’s demanding they show up right now.
Suddenly, Bully Ray’s music played to bring out Bully marching to the ring with something to say. Aries kind of pulled a C.M. Punk backing into the corner with the spotlight off him as Ray walked right up to Hardy. Ray told Hardy he really is stupid. “James Storm is behind the Aces & Eights. Do you not get it?” Ray asked. Ray said he always knew Jeff’s brother was smarter than him. Ray explained how things went down at Hardcore Justice, putting the blame on Storm for everything that happened in their BFG Series match. Ray then told Hardy that he will go on to Bound for Glory to become World Hvt. champ.
Aries interrupted, knocking on Ray’s calves. He said there seems to be more blood flowing to Ray’s calves than between his ears. Aries told Ray that he’s the World champ and it seems to him that Ray has a lot of aspirations and ambitions, which makes him wonder if Ray is behind Aces & Eights doing all the finger-pointing. Ray asked Aries if he’s out of his mind. Ray ignored the claim and said Storm is behind Aces & Eights. Aries said regardless of Aces & Eights, someone has to go through him to become World champ.
Suddenly, Aces & Eights appeared on the video screen. The modulated man with “Prospect” on his jacket said Aces & Eights are about luck and commitment. The mystery man said Ray got lucky at Hardcore Justice. The modulated man said they will make their presence known in a very real way tonight. Back live in the ring, Ray continued to blame Storm. Impact abruptly went to break with Ray mid-rant.
[Q2] Before returning live, TNA aired a video package recapping BFG Series match results at Hardcore Justice on Sunday. Tenay and Taz then recapped the BFG Series Standings.
Backstage: The roving cameraman talked to Magnus about facing Samoa Joe tonight. Magnus recapped his recent pairing with Joe as TNA tag champ and said he’s gotten in Joe’s head to understand how to defeat the machine.
Impact Zone: Samoa Joe’s music played to bring out Joe as Christy Hemme introduced the opening match. After Joe marched to the ring ready to fight, Magnus came out to face his former TNA tag partner.
1 — SAMOA JOE vs. MAGNUS — BFG Series match
Nice counter/reversal exchange to start the match, indicating the two men know each other very well. After Magnus slipped out of the ring for a breather, Joe lit him up with right hand jabs, but Magnus came back with a boot to the side of the head. Magnus followed with an inside-cradle bodyslam, but Joe kicked out of a pin attempt. Joe came back with an E. Honda frontslam out of the corner, then got That Look in his eyes. Joe wanted a rear naked choke, but Magnus flipped over for a nearfall. Joe countered right back with a crucifix pin.
Post-match: The announcers noted Joe moves back into second place with the win as Magnus sat down in the mat selling frustration. Joe patted him on the back as Magnus continued to sell frustration in the ring. Joe then left the ring and Magnus grabbed a chair on the outside. Magnus went for a chair shot and Joe got his arm up to block, causing Magnus to smash Joe’s forearm. Joe acted angered as Magnus walked away from ringside.
WINNER: Joe at 3:23 to earn 7 BFG Series points. A solid, technical match that the tourist-heavy crowd sat on their hands for. Meanwhile, the post-match gives Magnus something for after the BFG Series since this was his final BFG Series match.
Backstage: Madison Rayne said a wrong was righted when she became Knockouts champion again. Madison said she didn’t need any help and won the Knockouts Title all by herself at Hardcore Justice. A production assistant interrupted and said Brooke Hogan wants to see her in the ring. Madison smiled and said it must be her victory celebration.
[Q3] Impact Zone: Back live, Christy Hemme introduced new Knockouts champion Madison Rayne. Mike Tenay said “some would say it was because of Earl Hebner.” Tenay and Taz then debated Hebner’s involvement before Taz said he just wants to see a party. In the ring, Rayne noted this is an important moment because the queen has regained her throne. She proclaimed herself new Knockouts champion and said she’s excited for the party Brooke Hogan will throw her tonight. Rayne then thanked Earl Hebner for standing behind her every step of the way. She invited Earl out to the ring to make this moment “absolutely perfect.” Earl emerged from off-camera and walked into the ring for a big hug.
Suddenly, Brooke Hogan’s music played. Brooke walked out on-stage and said this is the kind of behavior she was talking about. Brooke said she’s known Earl her whole life and it’s quite evident there’s some shady stuff tonight. Way, way, way too late, Brooke said Earl can’t referee any more of Brooke’s Knockouts matches. After Madison flipped out, Brooke announced Madison vs. Miss Tessmacher in a re-match tonight. Brooke said she brought in a special referee for the match tonight. Madison then cut a promo on Brooke and the Hogans, saying they’re all talk and no action. Rayne told “big, bad Hogan” to come make the changes right now.
Brooke then charged the ring and Madison and Earl bailed from the ring. Brooke called her out to the ring, then two Aces & Eights dudes hit the ring. Brooke slowly turned around and didn’t seem affected by their presence. The two dudes cornered her in the ring, then Ray, Aries, and Hardy stormed the ring to make the save, chasing A&E from the ring. Kurt Angle and James Storm brought up the rear and Impact abruptly cut to break.
Moments Ago: Brooke Hogan was trapped by the Aces & Eights before the locker room chased them away. … Back live, interim GM Sting had joined the party. Sting called out the Aces & Eights group, noting their character is down in the pits. Sting said he promised Hulk Hogan that Brooke would be protected and that’s what happened. Sting said they can run with the pack because they gave Angle, Hardy, Aries, and himself. Sting then noted it’s Open Fight Night next week on Impact and said it will be Showtime at the start of the show with their packs meeting in the ring. Sting’s music played to wrap up the segment before the top faces slowly left the ring.
Backstage: Daniels and Kaz talked about a Spider-man comic. Daniels “got his heat back” noting he was ganged up on by Joe, Styles, and Angle at Hardcore Justice. Kaz and Daniels turned their attention to the Claire storyline before A.J. Styles walked into the shot. Styles said he must have been drugged to sleep with a “foot” like Claire. Styles then told Daniels about new stipulations for their BFG Series match tonight: if Daniels wins, then he’ll admit to being the father, but if Styles wins, then he gets a paternity test. Styles walked off, then Daniels became concerned about whether Styles is going to go Maury Povich on him.
[Commercial Break...] [...Q4]
Back live, Tenay and Taz re-reviewed the BFG Series standings updated with Samoa Joe’s victory earlier tonight. Daniels’s music then played for the second BFG Series match of the night. After Daniels and Kazarian came out, A.J. Styles came out as Tenay recapped the new deal for the match tonight, as agreed upon by Sting. No sign of Claire Lynch ringside here. Before the match, ref Brian Hebner gave Kazarian the boot from ringside because of the importance of the match. Daniels flipped out, then Hebner called for the bell.
2 — TNA tag champion DANIELS (w/TNA tag champion Kazarian) vs. A.J. STYLES — BFG Series match
Daniels tried a quick pin with his feet on the ropes, but Hebner called it off. Styles then lit up Daniels with chops to the chest before dropping a knee across the face. Styles proceeded to choke Daniels underneath the bottom rope before continuing the attack with stomps to the chest. Daniels needed a breather on the floor, which drew Styles to the outside. Daniels tried to cut off Styles back in the ring, but Styles cut him off and continued the attack. Daniels then got down on both knees and begged, but Styles clotheslined him. Tenay sent the show to break.
The match resumed with Daniels in control as Tenay recapped the stipulations added to this match. Styles then came back with his trademark drop down, leap frog, and dropkick for a close two count. Styles followed with the Muta Lock for a submission, but Daniels broke free. So, Styles tried a single-leg crab looking for 10 points in the BFG Series before turning it into a Muta Lock again. Daniels bit his way out of the hold, then slingshot Styles throat-first across the top rope. Daniels proceeded to knock Styles out of the ring, looking for a count-out win.
[Q5 -- second hour] Styles made it back into the ring before nine, then took a hard whip into the corner for his trouble. Daniels followed with a punt to the chest and proclaimed, “Its good!” for a football reference. Daniels continued the attack with a back-drop suplex, but no pin. Daniels then blatantly tried to put his feet on the ropes for a pin, but the ref easily spotted it and asked Daniels if he thinks he’s stupid. Daniels, frustrated, chucked Styles to the floor again. Styles was slow to re-enter the ring, but re-entered at eight to avoid a count-out.
Back in the ring, Styles teased the Clash, but Daniels cut him off. Daniels then wrapped his legs around Styles’s throat and applied a standing Koji Clutch. Styles eventually collapsed to the mat while locked in the hold, but refused to tap out. Daniels released, then landed elbows to the back of the head as they hit the 12:40 mark. No mention by the announcers yet of the 15-minute time limit, but Tenay slipped in a TNA house show tour plug.
At 13:00, Daniels mounted Styles for ten punches, which Styles blocked at five to score with a running powerbomb out of the corner. Daniels sold immense back pain as Styles collected himself face-down on the mat. At 14:00, both men reached their feet and Styles avoided a corner attack before springboarding onto Daniels and making his full comeback. Styles followed with a gutbuster, but only a nearfall. Still no mention of the time limit at 14:30. Styles then hit a suplex into a neckbreaker for a two count when Daniels got his foot on the bottom rope. Clearly, the announcers have been instructed not to mention the time limit.
At 15:00, Daniels dumped Styles over the top rope, so there should be a draw with the time limit expiring. But, the match kept going. On the floor, Daniels sent Styles back into the ring, but Styles sprung to his feet and flew over the top rope with a flip-dive on the outside. They hit 16:00 with Kazarian appearing underneath the ring as Daniels recovered on the outside. Styles then tried to suplex Daniels back into the ring, but Kaz held down Styles’s feet as Daniels scored a three count. Ref Brian Hebner saw Kaz, though, and waved off his three count. Kaz and Daniels flipped out, then Styles smashed Daniels with a Pele kick. He covered Daniels for the win. Afterward, Styles put an exclamation mark on things with a Styles Clash to Daniels.
WINNER: Styles at 16:50 following 16:30 false finish after what should have been a draw at 15:00. Another solid Styles-Daniels match while setting up the next stage in the Styles-Claire-Daniels storyline. (**1/2)
Backstage: Sting was shown calling Hulk Hogan, who said he just saw what happened. Hogan vowed to appear on Impact next week to be right next to Sting when they call out Aces & Eights. Hogan said he’s not ready to fight, but he has to be next to Sting against A&E. Hogan said he has Sting’s back. Sting declared it’s officially Showtime.
Locker Room: James Storm was shown re-arranging his gear. Jeff Hardy then walked up behind Storm and said he doesn’t care what people are saying, just that Aces & Eights cost him 20 points at Hardcore Justice. Hardy said it’s all shady. Storm turned around and said he’s sick and tired of everyone accusing him and now Hardy is questioning him. Storm said he will be there next week to fight A&E. He then vowed to be ringside for Hardy’s match against Bully Ray tonight to make sure the group doesn’t show up. Storm walked off.
Backstage: Bobby Roode was shown calmly walking down the hallway straightening his suit tie. Tenay noted Roode has no more TNA Title shots, so Roode will address his situation next.
[Q6] Video package: Aries vs. Roode TNA Title feud.
Impact Zone: Bobby Roode’s music played to bring out the former TNA World champion with no scheduled re-matches. Roode slowly walked out on-stage looking down at the ground before slowly, slowly making his way to the ring peering to his left and right to survey the crowd. Once in the ring, Roode took the mic and looked down at the mat selling inner conflict. Pause for a “You Suck” chant as tourists milled about in the background.
Roode began that last Sunday at Hardcore Justice, he had an opportunity to right the wrong and prove to the world that in fact what he’s been saying is true that Austin Aries is a fluke. Roode said he proved it because he defeated Aries right here in the middle of the ring when the assigned referee Brian Hebner counted to three and raised his hand in victory. Of course, as everyone knows, one thing led to another with Earl Hebner re-starting the match, which Roode claimed he had already won. As a result, he’s standing here empty-handed. Pause for “Looooser” chant. Roode said he should be standing here as World champ. Now, he doesn’t get another re-match. Roode said that without the title – the fans don’t get it – he’s empty and when people think of World Hvt. champion, they think Bobby Roode.
Roode said he went home, looked in the mirror, and said there is only one person to blame for all of this. “And that’s Austin Aries,” he said. Well, and Sting, too. And, the refs. “Aries, Sting, the referees, and as a matter of fact, each and every one of you,” Roode said, pointing to the crowd. Roode said he gives his all every week, but they disrespect him. “You’re a loser” chant from the crowd. Roode said now he’s faced with the question of “Now what, Bobby?” Roode said he’s going to… Well, um… No wait… nope. Roode couldn’t find the words, so he dropped the mic in the middle of the ring and wiped his mouth. Echoes of James Storm’s “I’m walking away” speech after Lockdown in April.
Backstage: Madison Rayne and Miss Tessmacher were shown on a split-screen preparing for their Knockouts Title match tonight with a special referee.
[Q7] Gut Check: A tough-guy-looking guy was profiled in a video package. The man talked about his tough upbringing and becoming a wrestling fan. He said he got a call one day that his brother got shot and now he’s wrestling for his brother. The man said it’s a second chance at life for him. Next week, the man gets his Gut Check shot.
3 — Knockouts champion MADISON RAYNE vs. MISS TESSMACHER — Knockouts Title match — special referee Taryn Terrell
Tessmacher was introduced first, followed by new KO champ Madison Rayne to set up the drama of the special referee announcement. Brooke Hogan walked out on-stage and said she is bringing a “phenomenal” ref to this match. She introduced Taryn Terrell, the former Tiffany in WWE, who the crowd didn’t seem to recognize. The match boiled down to Madison arguing with Tiffany, who tried to call things down the middle. Tessmacher then took advantage of a distracted Rayne for the pin and the win to regain the Knockouts Title.
WINNER: Tessmacher at 4:02 to re-capture the Knockouts Title.
Up Next: Jeff Hardy vs. Bully Ray. TNA showed the two men walking toward the entrance area on a split-screen.
Earlier Tonight: Aces & Eights cornered Brooke Hogan in the ring before the locker room made the save. Sting then challenged A&E to meet him and his pack in the ring at the top of the show next week.
Video message: In another recorded message, Aces & Eights said that’s just the invitation they were looking for from Sting. A&E confirmed they will meet Sting and his pack at the top of the show next week. Another A&E dude reminded the spokesperson that they have unfinished business tonight.
Impact Zone: Back in the arena, Bully Ray was introduced first for the main event BFG Series match. Hardy was out second leading into the eighth quarter-hour.
4 — BULLY RAY vs. JEFF HARDY — BFG Series match
Ray and Hardy slowly locked up, nearly knocking over ref Earl Hebner in the process. Ray then ducked under the ropes to avoid Hardy. James Storm then slowly walked out to ringside 45 seconds into the match. “Where your boys at, huh?!” Ray shouted at Storm, who said he has no boys. Ray turned his attention back to Hardy and landed right hand blows before jawing with Hebner. Ray then left the ring to argue with Storm before shoving him in the chest. Storm ripped off his jacket to fight, then Hardy dropkicked a distracted Ray through the ropes. Hardy followed with a splash and they returned to the ring as Impact went to break.
Back live, Ray was in control trying to score pinfalls, but to no avail. Also, Storm was shown looking around the arena trying to keep an eye out for Aces & Eights. Ray continued the attack on Hardy, who finally fought back with boots to the gut. Hardy made his standard comeback before delivering a dropkick to the chest for a two count. Ray came back with a lift-up uranage throw, but Hardy kicked out of a pin. Ray then pulled up Hardy by his hair and wanted a Bubba Bomb, but Hardy countered with a back kick to the gut. Hardy followed with a clothesline before removing his t-shirt and climbing up top for a Swanton Bomb. Hardy covered, but Ray kicked out in-time.
At 11:00, Ray rolled to the floor near James Storm, who backed away and noted he has nothing to do with this. Hardy then wanted a plancha on Ray, but Ray yanked Storm in the way, so Hardy crashed into Storm. The announcers completely missed the call, stuck in the middle of a Hogan & Sting plug for the top of the show next week. After a reset, Ray and Hardy returned to the ring, where Hardy nailed a splash. Two Aces & Eights members then hit the ring and measured Ray. Suddenly, Styles, Aries, Angle, and Sting stormed ringside to chase away A&E.
The match continued with Ray pulling himself to his feet and stalking Hardy. Hardy then nailed the Twist of Fate out of nowhere and Ray fell down into Hardy, who rolled up Ray for a quick three count.
WINNER: Hardy at 12:50 to earn 7 BFG Series points. Solid TV match with good chemistry between a fan favorite like Hardy and top heel like Ray.
Post-match: Ray popped to his feet and smashed Hardy with a clothesline. Ray, angry, looked around the arena before locking eyes with Storm, who decided to enter the ring at this point. Storm and Ray argued as Hardy recovered in the background. Storm then tried a superkick on Ray, but Ray moved and Hardy ate the superkick. Ray angrily accused Storm of being behind the A&E group, then left the ring. The announcers then played dumb saying Ray is exactly right about Storm.
Suddenly, four members of A&E hit the ring and started applauding Storm. The announcers continued to play dumb, then one of the A&E members clotheslined Storm. This led to another indy-looking beat down on Storm as the announcers suddenly realized that Storm was framed all along. The beat down continued as Impact signed off one minute past the top of the hour.
Warner Bros en WWE Studios gaan samenwerken aan een nieuwe Scooby Doo animatiefilm. De gehele 'Scooby gang' gaat meedoen aan WrestleMania. Dan verschijnt er plots de mysterieuze geest van een beer. Het lijkt erop dat het spook het evenement gaat verzieken en de gang moet samenwerken met de WWE supersterren om hier iets aan te doen.
Grote WWE namen als Triple H, John Cena, Kane, The Miz, Brodus Clay, Santino Marella, Sin Cara, AJ Lee en Vince McMahon werken mee aan de film. Deze zal overigens direct op Blu-ray en dvd verschijnen.
PWInsider reports that WWE recently signed the son of Mexican legend Dos Caras and the younger brother of Alberto Del Rio - Guillermo Rodriguez. Guillermo is now appearing in WWE developmental as Memo Montenegro. He had been training in Florida with Pablo Marquez preparing for a deal from WWE earlier this year.
WWE Releases Another Tough Enough Contestant? Posted by Steve Carrier on 08/15/2012 at 02:40 PM
With the relaunch of WWE's official NXT website on Tuesday, FCWWrestling.info, the Divas roster page no longer lists former Tough Enough contestants Sofia Cortez and Caylee Turner—a general sign of a talent departure. Cortez announced Saturday on Twitter that she was released from her WWE developmental contract. Turner's absence from the index could be a website error as unlike Cortez, her profile remains online.
- Within TNA, there is a lot of resentment regarding Brooke Hogan and the position she has. When she first debuted, the feeling was that if she can help things and is good on camera, then all is fine. Now the feeling is that whatever reality TV show fame she had means nothing on Impact, she's not over with fans and she's just not a good talker in the role that has been given to her.
OVW Wrestling has revealed on their
official twitter that TNA Wrestler Crimson would be joining the roster. Other
TNA Talent at Ohio Valley Wrestling includes Mr. Pectacular, Rob Terry, and the
recent addition of Sam Shaw. OVW also noted that Crimson's goal is to be the OVW
Interview: Talks TNA Morale, Creative Changes, Knockouts, Dixie And
TNA Wrestler Rob Van Dam spoke with Steve
Gerweck of Gerweck.net on a number of issues including the
morale backstage in TNA, Creative changes in the company and more. Below is a
Backstage TNA morale: everybody seems to get along in such a way in absense of the
nervousness that i witnesses while working for the other guys. everywhere, house
shows, tv, and even international tours, oh my god, those were tense. It would
go down every stage of the feeding chain, the pecking order. If they see some
young guy joking around, having a good time, it will just start by some of the
other guys just giving them a look. Then afterwards they have to figure out how
to ride that guy hard because he shouldn't be that comfortable because he hasn't
paid his dues. up there it just wreaks of that. I thought all of that was just
ridiculous. like a fraternity.
Everyone is afraid of
saying the wrong thing and getting heat. I don't see that in TNA. I see them all
kinda wanting to see everyone do well. everyone wants to see success and its a
business. You have some loyal to the company that want to see some return
energy. some return love from the office for being so loyal. You have some guys
that are more marketable than others and they deal with that. Most of all
there's alot of love there. they seem genuinely seem to like to work
Creative changes in the
company: I believe that depending how much leverage
you deserve, as far as being one of the talent. I think you have as much input
as you want. me personally i dont, the last thing that i want is to sit in a
meeting figuring out what direction. Thats not me, thats not what pro wrestling
is all about. It is a job for me, its a good job. If it were up to me, i would
go in 5 minutes before the bell, go wrestler and take a
Brooke Hogan coming into
TNA: I think people were surprised. I thnk alot of
people respect hulk enough to respect his family and his guests. i dont know
what her position is with the knockouts.
recent departures of a number of knockouts: Its not
that im holding back on speaking. but i know very little about that. one of the
names you mentioned is going to be coming back. i believe, so ive been told. It
seems that the knockouts arent as big a part of the show as they used to be. it
seems like when i first got there. I think they had their own ppv at one point.
now maybe not so much.
Differences between Paul
Heyman, Vince McMahon and if Dixie Carter is more relaxed than
others: For sure, i could sit here and point out all
of the differences but i would also have to point out the different stage of my
career that im in. With Dixie i have all of the freedom and leverage. I love my
deal with TNA. Dixie is great and i never give anything but props.
As noted before, the WWE developmental website has been re-done and it appears they have totally dropped the FCW name in favor of NXT. The staff is broken down like this:
* Steve Keirn - President * Dusty Rhodes - Creative Director * Bill DeMott - Head Trainer * Joey Mercury - Trainer * Norman Smiley - Trainer * Ricky Steamboat - Trainer * Terry Taylor - Trainer * Chris Russo - Broadcaster * Rob Naylor - Creative Assistant
Former TNA Head Of Talent Relations Jumps To The WWE
TNA's Former head of talent relations Terry Taylor is now officially a member of the WWE NXT team as a trainer. News surfaced after his profile appeared on the NXT staff website page. The site notes his time in the WWE and WCW but no mention of TNA.
Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with the new intro video. We’re live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas as Michael Cole welcomes us to RAW. He’s joined by Jerry Lawler.
CM Punk vs. Big Show
We go right to the ring and out comes WWE Champion CM Punk for a non-title match. Out next comes Big Show as the announcers hype SummerSlam.
They lock up and Show overpowers him. Punk fights back and takes Show to the corner with lefts and rights. Show overpowers again and turns it around. Punk with kicks now. Show stops him with a big headbutt. Show chokes Punk on the ropes now. They go to the corner again and Show connects with a big chop to the chest. Show continues the assault on Punk and walks on top of him. Show stands on Punk’s head now.
Show with another big chop to the chest. Punk fights back and staggers Show with a dropkick. Show stops him with another headbutt and a big scoop slam. Show goes to work on Punk’s arm and shoulder now. Punk starts another comeback. Show misses a splash in the corner and Punk connects with the high knee. Show blocks the bulldog and spears Punk. Daniel Bryan’s music hits and out he comes.
Bryan comes out ranting about how he will make Punk tap out. He thinks he should be wrestling the WWE Champion at SummerSlam and not Kane. Show hits Punk with a big sideslam and goes to the top. Punk kicks him down and springboards in with a clothesline. Punk with a 2 count. Bryan rushes the ring and attacks Punk for the DQ.
Winner by DQ: CM Punk
After the bell, Bryan applies the No Lock on Punk and won’t let go. Show takes advantage and drops an elbow on Punk while he’s down. John Cena runs down and clotheslines Show out of the ring. Bryan attacks Cena but gets dumped out to the floor. Cena cleans house as Punk looks on. RAW General Manager AJ Lee comes skipping out to the ring. AJ says Daniel is clearly still dealing with anger management issues and he will make it up to everyone for ruining this match. AJ announces Bryan and Show vs. Punk and Cena for later tonight. AJ skips away as Cena and Punk argue in the ring.
- Still to come tonight, a contract signing between Triple H and Brock Lesnar. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and JTG is backstage with Kaitlyn. He’s complaining about not being able to get a match on a three-hour show. AJ walks by and wonders if he’s trying to say she’s not doing a good job. JTG gets quiet now as AJ questions him. AJ tells JTG to get to the ring now and she will find him an opponent. He walks off and she’s left with Kaitlyn. She asks if Kaitlyn thinks she’s unstable. Kaitlyn can think of many words to describe AJ but unstable isn’t one of them, she says.
- Cole and Lawler hype tonight’s big tag match.
JTG vs. Ryback
We go to the ring and out comes JTG. Cole brings up JTG’s Twitter rant from last week. Out comes his opponent Ryback. Ryback has a new theme song this week.
The bell rings and they lock up. Ryback shoves JTG off and backs him into the ropes. They go at it and JTG hits right hands. Ryback catches him with a belly to belly and runs over him with a big boot. Ryback slams JTG’s head on the mat a few times and drops him with a big powerbomb. The crowd chants Feed Me More as Ryback gets ready. He nails the big clothesline and then hits Shellshocked for the win.
- Cole announces that Roddy Piper is here tonight and fans will be able to vote on Twitter their choices for a Piper’s Pit guest. #Y2JPit is for Chris Jericho, #MizPit is for The Miz and #DolphPit is for Dolph Ziggler. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Santino Marella vs. Antonio Cesaro with the United States Title on the line is announced for the SummerSlam pre-show match.
WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper is backstage rambling. The camera pans and we see Shawn Michaels in there with him. They do a bit and Shawn takes a phone call. It sounds like he’s talking to Triple H, who apparently is stuck on a flight. Shawn says he needs to be here because it’s not Shawn’s fight. Shawn hangs up and looks worried.
Heath Slater vs. R-Truth
We go to the ring and Heath Slater is interrupted by one-half of the Tag Team Champions R-Truth.
Truth and Slater go at it. They trade right hands and Slater drops Truth with a neckbreaker. Slater with a quick pin attempt. Slater works Truth over and keeps him grounded on the mat now. Truth ducks and comes back with a clothesline and a face plant for the quick win.
After the match, the music hits and out comes Darren Young and Titus O’Neil. Truth fights them off but gets dropped by a big boot from Titus. Truth gets double teamed now by the #1 contenders, who get their title shot at SummerSlam. It was mentioned earlier that Kofi Kingston is on tour overseas. They celebrate as we go back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see some Tout videos from Mark Henry while he was in London for the Olympics.
- Cole and Lawler plug DJ Pauly D, who is tonight’s Social Media Ambassador. They go over some of his tweets about tonight’s show so far.
- We get a look at SmackDown where the World Heavyweight Title match was canceled. They show the WWE.com video where Booker T said Alberto Del Rio crossed the line and would be facing repercussions. Cole shows us a new Tout video from Alberto Del Rio where he said he would be speaking with Booker on SmackDown.
Sin Cara vs. Tensai
Cara with kicks but Tensai with a punch. Cara tries for a rana and then a sunset flip but Tensai does not go down. Tensai with a shoulder tackle and then he puts Cara in the corner. Tensai goes for the Vader Bomb but Cara moves out of the way. Cara goes up top and hits a Swanton and he kicks Sakamoto. Cara with a rana that sends Tensai into Sakamoto. Cara with an enzuigiri and tornado DDT for the three count.
Winner: Sin Cara
After the match, Tensai takes out his frustrations on Sakamoto with a Baldo Bomb and back senton.
- Shawn Michaels is in the back and he is asking a production assistant if he sees ‘him’. Shawn walks through the back and we go to commercial.
The Piper's Pit:
Back from the break and Jerry Lawler introduces Roddy Piper. The ring is all done up for Piper’s Pit. Piper cuts a promo and Lawler reveals the guest to be Chris Jericho with 55% of the vote. Jericho’s music hits and out he comes to Piper’s Pit.
Piper says last time he saw Jericho was when Mickey Rourke knocked him out at WrestleMania a few years back. Jericho talks about he beat the Legends at WrestleMania that year. Jericho is excited to be on Piper’s Pit for the first time ever and thanks the fans. Piper talks about how Dolph Ziggler can’t win the big one anymore. Piper says he knew Jericho’s father and he won the big one. Vickie Guerrero comes out screaming for everyone to excuse her. Vickie introduces Dolph and out he comes with the briefcase.
Ziggler asks Piper how many years has he been doing the same tired segment. Ziggler calls Piper sad. Piper knocks Ziggler for wearing pink and takes a shot at Vickie. Ziggler asks how many failed comebacks does Jericho have to have before he realizes he just can’t do it anymore. Ziggler says Jericho will be finished after their match on Sunday. Jericho comes back but Vickie chimes in and Jericho tells her to shut the hell up. Jericho says he hasn’t forgot about Vickie slapping him on Friday. Jericho says he’s going to prove Ziggler wrong by beating him at SummerSlam. Jericho guarantees that. Piper tries a Y2J chant when WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz comes out.
Miz comes out asking really. He says Dolph and he have something in common – they can still win the big one. Miz talks about some of his accomplishments and says he’s taking matters into his own hands – he’s taking over the show. He says Dolph can be his guest but Piper and Jericho can get the hell out of his ring. Piper yells no and Jericho lays Miz out with a right hand. Jericho attacks Ziggler and throws Miz out of the ring. Ziggler grabs his briefcase but Jericho counters and knocks him out of the ring. Jericho poses with Piper as his music plays. Back to commercial.
Chris Jericho vs. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
Back from the break and we have a match, as announced by AJ on Twitter. The bell rings and Jericho fights both men off and clotheslines Miz in the corner. Jericho with a backdrop and a dropkick on Ziggler, sending him out to the floor. Jericho works over Miz now and suplexes him. Pin attempt by Jericho.
Jericho with chops. Ziggler trips Jericho up and comes back in the match. Ziggler and Miz stomp away on Jericho and continue to double team him. Miz and Ziggler finally have words and Jericho attacks both. Jericho dumpz Miz to the floor and then Ziggler. Jericho leaps over the top and takes both of them out. Jericho climbs on top of the announcers table and plays to the crowd. Jericho slams a piece of the table onto his opponents and rolls Ziggler back in the ring. Jericho kicks Miz in the face but gets knocked into the announcers table by Ziggler. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Miz is going at it with Jericho in the ring while Ziggler is still on the floor. Miz takes control. Ziggler tries to get back in but can’t. Miz covers Jericho for 2 and goes back to work. Miz with a submission now. Miz misses the big clothesline in the corner as Jericho moves. Jericho makes a comeback with shoulders. He springboard dropkicks Dolph as he tries coming in. Jericho unloads on Miz and hits the bulldog. Jericho with a Lionsault for 2 as Ziggler comes back in. Jericho stops Ziggler and takes Miz to the apron. Jericho goes for a superplex but Dolph comes over and powerbombs them. Ziggler with a 2 count. Jericho reverses it for 2. Ziggler drops Jericho with the big leg drop for another pin attempt.
Miz comes in from behind and hits Skull Crushing Finale on Ziggler but Jericho breaks the pin. Miz goes at it with Jericho but gets rolled up. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho but Miz counters. Ziggler comes in and takes out Miz. Jericho hits Ziggler with a Codebreaker. Jericho covers Ziggler but Vickie puts his foot on the bottom rope. Jericho argues with Vickie. Miz rolls Jericho up from behind but he kicks out. Jericho blocks SCF and rolls Miz up into the Walls of Jericho. Miz taps out but Vickie has the referee distracted. Ziggler runs in and hits Zig Zag on Jericho for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
We see CM Punk backstage warming up. Eve Torres appears and congratulates him on the new CM Punk. He says there is no new CM Punk, he’s the same guy he always has been. Punk says all he has ever done is fight for respect because that’s what he deserves. Eve says nobody believes that, especially John Cena. Punk says he will go tell Cena that himself and walks off.
- Still to come, the Lesnar-HHH contract signing for SummerSlam. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Cole goes over more RAW tweets from Pauly D. We get a look back at earlier tonight where John Cena made the save for CM Punk against Daniel Bryan and Big Show.
Shawn Michaels is walking in the back and he is careful looking around every corner. He stops by catering and John Cena taps him on the shoulder and it startles him a bit. Shawn says that he is a bit distracted. Cena turns around and sees his tag team partner. Cena wants to know if Punk will stab him in the back.
Punk says that Cena accused him of being ‘that guy’ but that is not who he is. Being champion means everything to him. Punk says that he does not like a Triple Threat Match. He will not stab Cena in the back. He will do everything in his power to make sure that Cena or Show will not walk out of SummerSlam as the WWE Champion. He is the best in the world and in the end, it will all be about him. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get another vignette for Wade Barrett.
Kaitlyn and Layla vs. Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Divas Champion Layla with her partner Kaitlyn. Out next comes the team of Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres.
Beth and Layla start things out. They go at it and Beth lifts her high. Layla slides out and they go to the corner. Eve tags in and beats Layla down in the corner. Layla with more counters and pin attempts. Layla springboards into a crossbody for another pin attempt. Layla with a headlock now. Layla dances around and bumps Eve in the face. Kaitlyn taunts Eve, allowing Layla to clothesline her. 2 count by Layla. Kaitlyn tags in and hits a backbreaker for a 2 count. Kaitlyn with more shots and another pin attempt. Kaitlyn goes to the second rope but Eve pulls her to the mat. Eve mounts her with right hands and covers for 2.
Beth tags in and takes control of Kaitlyn. She also clotheslines Layla off the apron. The referee holds Layla back as Kaitlyn gets double teamed in the corner. Kaitlyn fights Beth and takes another shot at Eve. Kaitlyn pushes Beth into Eve and then rolls Beth up for the win.
Winners: Layla and Kaitlyn
- They show the video package for Lesnar vs. Triple H again. Lawler says Triple H has not arrived yet but is on his way to the arena. The tag match is up next after commercial.
Big Show and Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk and John Cena
Back from the break and out comes Big Show first for his team. Daniel Bryan is out next. WWE Champion CM Punk is out first for his team, followed by John Cena.
Cena and Bryan start things off and they lock up and Cena with a side head lock. Cena with a shoulder tackle and Punk tags himself in and he pulls the bottom ropes apart for Punk to go to the apron. They lock up and Punk with a side head lock and take down. Punk with a shoulder tackle and hip toss. Cena tags himself back into the match.
Bryan tells Show ‘NO’ when Show wants to tag in. They lock up and Bryan with a side head lock and Cena with a hip toss and drop kick. Show tags in and he kicks a charging Cena and connects with a head butt. Show with a punch to the midsection followed by another head butt. Show with a hard Irish whip. Cena punches Show and tries for a flying shoulder tackle but he bounces off Show. We go to commercial.
We are back and Cena is struggling to get up in the corner as Show waits for him to get up. Show with a running butt splash into the corner. Cena with kicks and punches but Show with a bear hug. Bryan tags in and he tells Show to get out of the ring. Bryan sets for the running drop kick into the corner and Cena is able to move out of the way. Cena is inches from Punk and Punk tags in and hits the springboard clothesline followed by another clothesline and neck breaker but Show breaks up the cover.
Punk crawls to make the tag but Cena is not in the corner. Bryan pulls Punk into his corner and Show tags in. Show with a head butt and punch to the midsection. Show with the shhhh chop against the ropes. Punk with punches and forearms to Show but Show returns to the bear hug, this time on Punk.
Punk with elbows to the head and he gets to his feet and then he gets out of the hold. Show with a back body drop that does not help the ribs. Show walks across Punk’s back and then he has something to say to his other opponent on Sunday. Punk with elbows and he knocks Bryan off the apron with a forearm. Show with a slam to Punk and he signals for the punch but Bryan tags himself in.
Bryan yells at Show and Show leaves the ring and sits down at ringside. Bryan with Kicks of No to Punk’s chest but he misses the round kick. Punk with a round kick and both men are down. Punk looks to his partner but Punk with two flying shoulder tackles followed by the Blue Thunder Bomb and then Punk looks at Cena before doing the Five Knuckle Shuffle to Bryan. Cena tags himself in and he hits the running knee to Bryan followed by the bulldog and then he signals that it is time for the Go To Sleep.
Punk takes his belt and goes home. Bryan with a rollup for a near fall. Cena with an Attitude Adjustment for the three count.
Winners: CM Punk and John Cena
After the match, Show chuckles at his partner’s performance. Show enters the ring and Punk hits Show with the title belt to make the save for Cena. Punk and Cena have a stand off in the ring and then Punk offers his hand. Cena thinks about it and he refuses. We do not have a Standoff of Honor.
- Josh Mathews stops Punk in the back and he asks what happened. Punk says that Cena went into business for himself and he says that Cena only cared about winning. Punk mentions that Cena learned a new move. Punk says that he offered his hand but Cena refused. He calls that the ultimate sign of disrespect. On Sunday, Punk says that he will show everyone what respect is.
We go to commercial.
- We are back with photos from the Raw brand’s Asian tour.
- Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are in the hallway waiting for the contract signing.
Damien Sandow vs. Christian
They lock up and Sandow with a forearm and Irish whip followed by shoulders in the corner. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep and Sandow rolls through and then he hits the flourishing elbow drop. Sandow with an Irish whip but Christian with boots. Christian with punches to Sandow followed by a running forearm. Christian slingshots to the floor and punches Sandow. Christian with a flying back elbow from the turnbuckles.
Sandow rolls to the floor and Christian follows. Sandow side steps Christian and Christian goes into the ring steps. Sandow slams Christian’s head into the steps.
They return to the ring and Brodus Clay’s music plays and he limps to the ring.
Christian with a rollup for a near fall. Sandow with a straightjacket neck breaker for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow
- Shawn Michaels continues to walk through the back and he continues to act paranoid. He turns around and Brock Lesnar is there. Brock doesn’t say anything and Shawn walks away.
We go to commercial.
In the Arena:
The ring is set up for the contract singing. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring and Lesnar does the Brock Bounce before leaving the stage.
Paul has the mic and he introduces himself and he says that he is here with great humility as he stands here as the advocate for Brock Lesnar. He says that everyone has heard the news that Triple H has been experiencing flight delays. Paul says that his client believes that story. He believes it because no one wants this match at SummerSlam more than Triple H. Triple H wants this match more than Brock wanted this match. Paul reminds us that Brock quit WWE. He says that Triple H needs this match because it is the most personal fight of his career. The honor of WWE is in his hands. His own personal dignity is in his hands. His standing in his own family is on the line when he faces a fighter with Ultimate credentials like Brock Lesnar. Paul says that is why he stands before us with a hold harmless indemnification agreement. Paul says that he will not hold his client legally responsible for what he is going to do to Triple H. Paul says that if you are looking for a wrestling match where the better man wins, you are not going to see that. You are going to see a man suffer mercilessly at the hands of a merciless individual. Paul says that not everyone agrees with him. One of those people was the greatest entertainer to enter the ring, Shawn Michaels. Paul asks Brock if Shawn is in the arena tonight. Brock says that Shawn is here.
Paul suggests that Shawn can come to the ring to tell Brock to his face that Triple H will beat Brock Lesnar. Paul says that Shawn is not coming out. He says that there is no shame to be afraid of Brock Lesnar. None of Shawn’s prayers will come true when he faces the beast incarnate. Paul says that everyone from Texas has a yellow stripe up and down his spine...
Those are fighting words because Shawn Michaels’ music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Paul and Brock shake hands because it looks like their plan is working.
Shawn enters the ring but stays on the other side of the official contract signing table. Shawn picks up the mic on the table but does not do anything.
Triple H’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Hunter removes his tie so we know that he is in fighter mode tonight. Hunter enters the ring and he signs the contract without saying anything.
Paul tells Brock that this is just a contract signing. Brock signs the contract and tosses the contract at Hunter before leaving the ring and Bouncing in front of the announce table.
Lesnar smiles at Triple H as he walks around the ring to the ramp. The crowd chants “you suck” at Heyman and Lesnar. We go to commercial.
- We are back and we see footage from last week’s Smackdown. What will happen when Alberto confronts Booker T about Booker’s decision to remove Alberto from the World Title Match.
Hunter and Shawn are in the back and Shawn says that he has something to get off his chest. Shawn says that he has been in the ring with some of the toughest guys but Brock is on another level. Hunter wants to know if Shawn doesn’t think he can win. Shawn tells Hunter that he has to beat him on his own even though he will be in his corner.
- We take a look back at what happened after the John Cena and CM Punk versus Big Show and Daniel Bryan match.
Matt Striker asks Show how the match at SummerSlam will be affected. Show says that Punk took a cheap shot and we will see what happens at SummerSlam. We hear a car accident and it’s Shawn Michaels running into Paul Heyman’s car. We go to the garage and Shawn Michaels is in his car and he argues with Paul Heyman in another car. Brock Lesnar comes out of nowhere and he attacks Shawn Michaels (but we do not have any video of what Lesnar is doing to Shawn). We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get a look back at what just happened with Michaels, Heyman and Lesnar. We go back to the parking lot where Shawn’s car is. Nobody knows where Heyman, Lesnar and Shawn is. WWE talents are looking everything over as Triple H walks up. AJ tells him they’re gone and Triple H storms off. We go back to the announcers when Lesnar comes walking to the ring with Shawn on his shoulder. Lesnar puts Shawn in the ring as Heyman also enters.
Shawn stands up but Lesnar puts him back down with a F-5. Shawn rolls around in pain and tries to crawl up to Lesnar. Lesnar applies the Kimura Lock and here comes Triple H finally. Heyman tells Triple H to stop or Lesnar will break his arm. Triple H hesitates as Heyman keeps threatening him. Lesnar snaps HBK’s arm back anyway and Triple H hits the ring. Lesnar flees and Triple H chases him around before going back in to check on Shawn. Lesnar joins Heyman at the top of the ramp and laughs. Trainers and Triple H check on Shawn and he’s selling the arm injury. Triple H apologizes and Shawn says to get away from him. Lesnar teases that he’s coming to the ring and Triple H gets ready. Hunter removes his shirt and he wants a piece of Lesnar but we go to credits with Lesnar smiling from the stage.
Talent Suffers Minor Injury At HardCORE Justice
Bound For Glory series competitor Bully
Ray has revealed on his official twitter, @REALBully5150, that he has a minor
elbow injury. He also stated that the doctor told him he would need to take off
2-3 weeks of wrestling, but he refused. The tweet below ;
up BAD!! Dr. said no wrestling 2-3 weeks. Laughed in his face and asked him..DO
YOU KNOW WHO I AM? #BULLYNATION"
TNA has signed both Kenny King and Mason Andrews to contracts. Andrews usually
works independents as Scorpio Sky and came to TNA for the Destination X
tournament. Obviously, management was impressed with both talents and they were
offered contracts. This is good news for Kenny King as he took a big risk by
leaving ROH in hopes of landing a TNA contract. If he wasn't offered a contract,
he was pretty much screwed as far as a return to ROH was concerned.
On Sunday night, "Hardcore Justice" aired live on Pay-Per-View and on the internet from Orlando, FL. Catch the replay all this week on your cable or satellite provider, or watch it online around the world this week at TNAOnDemand.com. Tune into Thursday's IMPACT WRESTLING on Spike TV at 8/7c for the aftermath from the event, plus exclusive footage! If you can't watch it, set your DVR to record it.
Quick Results from the Pay-Per-View - scroll down for ringside photos from the event!
Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero def. Kid Kash and Gunner BFG Series Match: Rob Van Dam Def Mr. Anderson and Magnus for 20 points TV Championship: Devon def. Kazarian Knockouts Title Match: Madison Rayne Def. Miss Tessmacher BFG Series Tables Match: Bully Ray Def. Jeff Hardy, Robbie E, and James Storm X Division Championship: Zema Ion Def. Kenny King BFG Series Ladder Match: AJ Styles Def. Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe, Kurt Angle World Heavyweight Championship: Austin Aries def. Bobby Roode
Results from the Hardcore Justice Pay-Per-View
Tag Team Match: The match started out hot with Kid Kash and Gunner attacking Chavo and Hernandez out the gate but Chavo and Hernandez managed to turn things back around in their favor almost immediately. After a short-lived upper hand Gunner and Kash were able to dominate and wear down their opponents. After dominating much of the match through wearing mostly tag work that involved wearing down Chavo. Chavo managed to tag in Hernandez who was able to unleash an offensive that visibly wore down the two and allowed for Hernandez and Chavo to work together with Hernandez flying out of the ring to take care of Gunner allowing Chavo, who made the tag while Hernandez was in mid air to make him legal, to take out Kash with a high risk move and get the pin for the win.
BFG Series Falls Count Anywhere Match Before the match even started it was shown that @TheAcesAnd8s were beating down on the Pope who did not make it to the ring at the time and turned it into a 3 way match. With 20 points on the line each competitor has a lot to gain. All three men took things outside the ring with the only two facing off at any given time before they all finally brought the fight back into the ring. After a five star frog splash RVD nearly picked up the win but was taken out of the ring by Magnus before he could get the three count. But finally after taking out Magnus with a chair up on the entrance ramp he was able to pick up the win and gain 20 points in the BFG Series.
TV Championship: Kazarian started things by trying to slow Devon down who seemed to want to get a hold of him early on. This worked for a short while but Devon was able to kick things off and dominate Kazarian. Throughout the beat down Devon was unleashing, Kazarian kept on trying to leave the arena. The match progressed and made its way back into the ring. Kazarian was able to work things in his favor though the crowd was very much on Devon’s sid, but not enough for him to completely turn it around for him yet. After a very obvious sign of disrespect from Kazarian, Devon was able to deliver a brief offense which was countered by Kazarian and the control continued to go back and forth, after a while Devon was able to unleash a spine buster leading to a pin to retain his championship after a hard fought match.
Knockouts Title Going into this match the main concern was if referee Earl Hebner would call the match fairly considering Rayne’s “crush” on him. Early on Tessmacher showed great promise to retain, which caused Rayne to leave the ring in an attempt to regroup. This seemed to help as she was able to return and begin a formidable offense on the champ. While Tessmacher was able to have a brief comeback, Rayne maintained dominance for some time and nearly got the pin after a scissor stomp. Tessmacher found an opening that enabled Tessmacher to build up an offense on Rayne. After a near pin fall that Tessmacher was arguing about, Rayne was able to roll up on Tessmacher and use the ropes for leverage, which Hebner did not see, to pin Tessmacher and get the pin to become the new Knockouts Champion.
BFG Series Tables Match: The match started with Ray trying to convince Hardy that Storm is behind @TheAcesAnd8s but Robbie E stepped up to Ray to get him to stop but Ray chopped him and all of the men started beating down on Robbie E who then threw him out of the ring. After taking out Hardy and Storm, Ray convinced Robbie to work with him and get the table, however Robbie E was promptly double crossed by Ray. After a failed attempt to drive somebody through the table Ray was double teamed and almost thrown through the table but at the last minute the table was moved by Robbie E. Robbie E managed to gain and maintain control of the match for some time and was stopped by Storm just before he was going to drive Hardy through a table. Jeff Hardy nearly put Robbie E through the table but was stopped by Robbie T. After turning things in his favor Robbie E almost put Hardy through the table but at the last second Hardy was able to move out of the way which made Robbie E impale himself on the table. Ray and Storm meanwhile were in the ring but before Ray was able to put storm though the table @TheAcesAnd8s came in and distracted Ray which allowed Storm to take him out. After many attempts that were thwarted by other competitors Bully Ray power bombed Jeff Hardy through the table to pick up 20 points in the BFG series.
X Division Championship: The two competitors locked up then promptly went to exchanging blows and a series of quick movies displaying the agility of the two competitors. After brining it outside the ring Kenny King turned things around on Ion with an impressive flip off the side of the ring. The dominance was short lived though as Zema Ion switched it back in his favor with a flip from inside the ring onto King who was on the outside. Ion continued with his dominance over King breaking out the high flying moves the X Division is known for but this wasn’t enough as King turned it around on Ion and took full control of the match and gave a showing any fan of the X Division would appreciate. While King had many close near pin falls, Ion was able to reverse King and pick up the pin and the win
BFG Series Ladder Match: Styles kicked things off by beating on Daniels followed by Kurt getting in on the action along with Joe to make it basically three on one. After getting pushed out of the ring the other three men turned the fight on each other. The ladder was brought into play by Daniels, but it took some time before it was used in the match. Daniels’ attempt at the contract was thwarted by Joe who then tried to get the clipboard but was also stopped by Angle. Before Angle was able to try for the clipboard he was stopped by Styles who took him out and then went to work on Joe and Daniels. After some back and forth amongst the 4 competitors it seems as though Joe had the upper hand, but Angle cut his offensive short. AJ Styles seemed to come close and was nearly inches from the clipboard but was stopped by Daniels who then attempted to get the clip board but Angle and Joe stopped him and they proceeded to take turns beating down on Daniels. Finally Joe and Angle were on the ladder to get the clipboard, Joe was able to knock Angle off the Ladder but instead of him getting the clipboard AJ Styles literally swooped in to climb the ladder and grab the clipboard to pick up the 20 points.
World Heavyweight Championship Roode kicked things off with an attempt at playing mind games with Aries but was cut short when Aries spit water in his face. Aries started his offense that actually drove Roode outside of the ring to slow things down. Roode finally returned to the ring but quickly slipped out again to slow it down and began walking up the ramp to leave but asked for a time out…. Aries was able to remain dominant throughout the first part of the match making it known that he uses aerial assaults to his advantage, but Roode was able to turn things around in his favor despite Aries’ efforts. After wearing down the Aries, Roode began using submission moves to wear Aries down even more. Aries was able to turn things back in his favor and unleash an offense on him. Aries then began with a series of submission attempts that was able to wear down Roode. After much back and forth and a superplex off the top rope two refs gave a 3 count and both refs declared different winners. Earl Hebner came out to determine what happened. After no winner was declared the match was restarted. Roode was able to use the Belt to knock out an air born Aries and nearly got the three count but he managed to kick out. After a quick roll up Aries was able to get a 3 count to get the win and retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
Ik ben een man en woon in Dworp (Belgie) en mijn beroep is .
Ik ben geboren op 05/06/1989 en ben nu dus 30 jaar jong.
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