- Following a poor reception to the WWE Network
from both cable distributors and consumers alike, WWE's plans for the fledgling
channel are being revamped, FightNetwork.com's Live Audio Wrestling reports
Friday. The project has undergone some major changes behind-the-scenes with the
entire concept being revamped, a WWE source told the website.
satellite-television providers have expressed little to no interest in carrying
the wrestling-centric channel due to the belief it's not viable. And while WWE
has considered making the network a pay-subscription channel, the internal
belief is that it would be extremely difficult to make the venture profitable in
Despite these dilemmas, WWE plans to eventually get the
project off the ground in some form or fashion. Details are scarce but the
company is expected to make an announcement in the future regarding some sort of
After starting as a VP of a marketing firm, she moved to
Nashville to try new things. This is when she decided to start her own business,
which resulted in the birth of the US’ second largest wrestling company, Total
Nonstop Action. The lady talked about turning corners and reaching a global
audience. She highlighted the fact that she has always been into sports and
entertainment and is glad that she is providing a substitute to the wrestling
She also took the opportunity to clear the confusion regarding the
company’s name. She stated that the name ‘Impact Wrestling’ was introduced to
shuffle things, and the name of the company remains Total Nonstop Action (TNA)
and not Impact Wrestling, as some like to believe. She cleared that Impact
Wrestling is the show that the company, TNA, broadcasts.
completely denying it, she said that the company might turn public in the
future; however, it is currently enjoying its present position. Emphasizing on
TNA’s positive points, she highlighted the fact that her company has a great
in-ring product, thanks to the mixture of talented performers. However, she
shied away from talking about WWE’s negative points.
Talking about TNA’s
Gut Check, and replying to the concept’s critics, Dixie said that it was
originally incorporated to find new talent and give them an opportunity to
shine. She believes that it is a result of teamwork, and has really helped the
company. According to the president, the unscripted show has an edge and is not
aimed towards producing overnight stars, but finding potential stars
also shared her points on the popular Bound for Glory Series that, according to
her, gives wrestlers an opportunity to show their talent and hunger for more.
She said that the creative department works hard to come up with new ideas. And
according to her, the statistical system adds much more to the product and keeps
fans’ interest alive.
About Impact Wrestling going live permanently, the
lady in power said that going live in Summer has greatly helped the company, as
it keeps everyone on their toes and makes them give their hundred percent. She
said that they are working on long-term plans and a lot of things need to be
taken care of before they pull the trigger.
On ratings, she said that
they are trying to build on the first hour, which has suffered since the slot
change. However, the company is content with the second hour, and hopes that the
first hour will also pick up soon.
She also said that the company is now
concentrating on long-term plans, which are often penned six months in advance.
However, due to the uncertain nature of the business, plans may often have to
change. She also confessed that she is not very fond of being in front of the
camera; however, she maintains that she would do it if the company needs
On the role of social media, she said that it helps her stay in
touch with her fans and know about their opinions. And on about joining forces
with an independent company, the president said that it hasn’t been brought up
Further discussing the hot topic of banning moves, she said that it
is an ongoing process and they do ban moves that are unsafe, such as direct
chair shots to the head.
She finished the interview by confessing that
the company has a stringent wellness policy in order to maintain a good and
healthy backstage atmosphere. She emphasized that TNA is like a big family and
they appreciate a healthy working atmosphere.
The Complete Lineup For Sunday's "No Surrender" PPV
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This Sunday, September 9, TNA IMPACT WRESTLING and Direct Auto Insurance present "No Surrender" live on Pay-Per-View and online around the world at TNAOnDemand.com
"No Surrender" will also feature the culmination of the annual "Bound For Glory Series" as one superstar will earn a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship - Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe in one semifinal, James Storm vs. Billy Ray in the other semifinal! Plus, World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries will challenge anyone from The Aces & 8s! TNA PPV events air on InDemand, DirecTV, Dish Network, TVN, Viewer's Choice and more - check your programming guide for availability!
This past Monday's (Sept. 3, 2012) episode of WWE Raw featured CM Punk revealing himself to be in cahoots with Paul Heyman after helping Alberto Del Rio pick up a victory over John Cena in the main event.
Throughout the course of the evening, Sheamus blasted Ricardo Rodriguez with a Brogue Kick intended for Del Rio. This is important because it led to David Otunga coming into the picture as legal representation for the number one contender to the world heavyweight title.
That plays a big part in the show this Friday night from Moline, Illinois.
Plus, Randy Orton hasn't disappeared from TV just yet. In fact, he's back to continue his feud with Dolph Ziggler and it may even be leading to a match at Night of Champions.
Find out exactly what you'll see this Friday, courtesy of the Wrestling Observer, after the jump.
-- David Otunga is now full blown representing Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez, to the point of opening the show and demanding that Booker T ban the Brogue Kick because of how dangerous it is. So the Smackdown General Manager let the Quad City fans decide and they said no.
-- Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara def. Cody Rhodes and The Miz. This is probably the least surprising result/happening/feud ever.
-- Otunga continued his crusade to get the Brogue Kick banned by arguing crowd reaction doesn't stand up legally.
-- Zack Ryder def. Daniel Bryan via disqualification after Bryan refused to break the No Lock upon the referee's instructions after winning by tapout. Naturally, he snapped and continued having all the anger problems he's been taking classes for.
-- Damien Sandow did his usual thing, being awesome and whatnot, but was interrupted by Randy Orton, who revealed the two were to have a match under orders from Booker T. They did so and Orton won by count out after Sandow once again walked out of a match he was losing. Dolph Ziggler came out to brawl but Orton got the better of him before Sandow tried to run back in. He ended up eating an RKO and making an inadvertent save for Ziggler, who escaped off.
-- Otunga kept going in his crusade to get the Brogue Kick banned, busting out x-rays this time. All it got him was booked in a match against Sheamus in the main event.
-- The Prime Time Players def. Primo and Epico in what was billed as a number one contender match to the tag team championships, with Kofi Kingston and R-Truth doing commentary. It looks like that match is happening at Night of Champions.
-- Wade Barrett def. Yoshi Tatsu in a squash, apparently with a new finisher. So he's back after eight months away and weeks of vignettes on Raw in a throwaway Smackdown match? Weird.
-- Sheamus def. Otunga. During the match, Sheamus was about to hit the Brogue Kick when Booker came out and finally decided to ban it. So Sheamus submitted Otunga with the Texas Cloverleaf instead.
We've been covering the back and forth between Cody Rhodes and WWE
NXT Champion Seth Rollins on Twitter, including Cody's video response from yesterday where he said he would be glad to face Rollins
at the September 14th NXT live event in Florida. Rollins has
responded with his own video and accepts Cody's challenge:
Kurt Angle Reportedly Suffers Another Injury Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/07/2012 at 07:48 AM
- Kurt Angle appeared to re-injure himself at last night's TNA live event in Dalton, Georgia. Angle worked the main event against Mr. Anderson but it ended after just over six minutes. Angle won with an Angle Slam but reportedly worked a limited match. They did as post-match angle with Anderson and Angle battling Aces & 8s members.
Following that, Angle was seen talking to a crew member at ringside before trainers came down and helped him to the back. Angle was limping after the match ended and on the way to the back. It was reported last weekend that Angle suffered a hamstring injury at another live event.
Angle is scheduled to team with AJ Styles against TNA Tag Team Champions Kazarian & Daniels at Sunday's No Surrender pay-per-view.
Here is the final Bound for Glory Series leaderboard following
tonight's episode of TNA Impact Wrestling. It sets up the
semi-finals at No Surrender of Samoa Joe vs. Jeff
Hardy and Bully Ray vs.
James Storm. The winners advance to the finals at the PPV.
BFG Series Standings Wrestler - Points [BFGS Record] ... # of
Matches (includes kick-off Battle Royal & Hardcore Justice)
James Storm - 73 points [10-3-2] ... 13 matches (2) Samoa Joe - 68 points
[8-5-0] ... 13 matches (3) Bully Ray - 62 points [7-6-0] ... 13 matches
(4) Jeff Hardy - 59 points [8-5-0] ... 13 matches (5) Rob Van Dam -
55 points [6-7-0] ... 13 matches (6) A.J. Styles - 50 points [5-7-1] ... 13
matches (7) Kurt Angle - 48 points [6-7-0] ... 13 matches (8) Mr.
Anderson - 47 points [6-5-1] ... 12 matches (9) Daniels - 33 points [5-8-0]
... 13 matches (10) Magnus - 28 points [4-9-0] ... 13 matches (11)
Robbie E. - 12 points [2-11-0] ... 13 matches (x) The Pope - 7 points
[1-8-0] ... 9 matches (scratched)
PWInsider confirms that Bully Ray has signed a new contract with TNA. He
re-signed 3-4 days ago and word is that it's for two years. Ray will continue to
wrestle for TNA and work as a backstage agent.
This is the first time in
years that Ray and Devon won't be working together in a promotion. They will
continue to work together at their Team 3D Academy in Florida. There was talk at
Thursday's Impact that TNA "didn't do right by Devon" because he got himself
into better shape and did everything asked, including working with younger
talents like Garett Bischoff. Some people in TNA were shocked that the company
did not re-sign Devon because he was one of the most well liked.
We kick off the show with Antonio Cesaro, who enlightens us on his language speaking abilities. We’ve got a main event of Primo & Epico vs Kofi & Truth.
Justin Gabriel vs Antonio Cesaro w/Aksana
The two start off grappling lightly, with little going on. Bit of chain wrestling from each guy before Gabriel starts to pick up some speed with a dropkick and a monkey flip, taking Cesaro out of his game. Gabriel goes for a diving crossbody but Cesaro catches him with his knee. Cesaro begins to work over the body of Gabriel and stomps on his gut. Surfboard from Cesaro. Gabriel with a roll up and a bit of offense before Cesaro takes control as we head into the break.
Cesaro kicking Gabriel as Gabriel attempts to make a comeback. Cesaro uses the abdominal stretch while holding the rope, unseen to the ref. Gabriel with a hip toss out of the stretch. Cesaro takes control again though. Gabriel fights back with some elbows. Match picks up now. Gabriel with a big spinning heel kick and then a springboard cross body. Gabriel goes to the rope but Cesaro gets up. Gabriel jumps but Cesaro hits the Neutralizer for the victory.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
Natalya vs Layla
Little bit of chain wrestling to kick off as Layla does the usual shtick of going for near falls and dancing. She spanks Natalya. Natalya takes control as they get back into the ring. Backbreaker and a big clothesline. Natalya stretches Layla before hitting a suplex. Layla with the big round house kick for the win in a short match.
Damien Sandow vs Alex Riley
Riley starts off strong until Sandow leaves the ring. Seems to be a common occurrence now. Riley starts going off on Sandow as he returns into the ring with a big neckbreaker. Sandow gets off a cheap shot in Riley’s leg to take control. Sandow works over Riley’s leg. Sandow puts the knee into Riley’s back and throws on a chinlock. Sandow with the usual russian leg sweep followed by the elbow of disdain. Riley starts making the comeback with a big clothesline and a beautiful spinebuster. One of the better ones in the company. Riley goes for the DDT but Sandow gets away. Riley with a clothesline off the ropes for a near fall. Riley goes for the TKO but Sandow breaks out and hits his neckbreaker for the cover and the win.
Winner: Damien Sandow
Epico & Primo vs Kofi Kingston & R-Truth
Truth and Primo kick us off. Some shenanigans with little jimmy as Truth and Jimmy hit a double leg trip. Truth with the tag to Kofi, who hits a cross body. Actually thought it might end since Kofi has won with that before. Kofi with a headscissors takedown. Epico gets the tag and tries a monkey flip but Kofi catches himself and hits his own. Truth comes back in and does his dancing leg drop after a double hip toss from him and Kofi. Epico takes control as a distraction leads to Primo attacking Truth. Epico with a senton onto Truth. Primo gets in and goes for a chin lock but Truth fights out with some help from the crowd.
Primo stops Truth from making the tag and gets Epico in. Primo back in. Irish whip from Epico and Truth walks right into a dropkick. Primo puts Truth back in the chinlock. Truth fights out and makes the big tag to Kofi as Epico also comes in. Kofi hits the boom drop and goes for the Trouble in Paradise but Epico gets out of the way. Truth sends Primo out of the ring. This time TOP hits and Kofi/Truth get the win.
The “Previously on Impact” video concludes and we’re met with a shot of the Impact Zone. Tenay says we’re going to fill out the rest of the BFG final four tonight. A video package lets us know we’re going to find out who joins James Storm in the final four. It highlights Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe, Bully Ray and Rob Van Dam. A very good video.
The camera highlights Christy Hemme who introduces Jeff Hardy for the opening bout. Samoa Joe joins him shortly after. We’re reminded the first place finisher gets to pick his opponent for this Sunday’s pay-per-view.
Samoa Joe vs. Jeff Hardy
The fans are clearly in Jeff Hardy’s corner as the two circle the ring. Tenay and Taz compare the BFG series to sports playoffs. Joe wrenches the wrist of Jeff Hardy until Hardy finds the ropes. They grapple with Hardy applying a headlock. “Let’s go Hardy, Let’s go Joe chants.” Joe whips Hardy into the ropes and brings him down with a shoulder block. Hardy rolls to the outside.
Hardy returns back inside and meets Joe with another grapple. Joe takes Hardy into the corner as we are given a split screen with James Storm watching backstage. Punches from Joe to Hardy take Hardy to the mat. The ref forces Samoa Joe off. Joe tosses Hardy to the outside and joins him. Joe delivers a knee to the chest and follows that up by sending Hardy’s face into the steps. Hardy blocks and sends Joe into the steps. Hardy asks the fans to move back and he leaps off the steps and onto Joe with a leg to the face knocking both men down. Commercial break.
We’re back from commercial with Joe smashing Hardy in the face with an elbow. He drops down for a pin but Hardy is up after two. More split chants from the fans. Headbutt by the Samoan. Joe tosses Hardy into the corner and begins working him over with shots to the face. He whips Hardy into the opposite corner and meets him with a back splash-enziguri combo. Pin by Joe gets two. Joe lifts Hardy by his hair and the two trade shots. Hardy delivers a series of punches but his offense is halted by a Joe powerslam. Another two count. Headbutt by Joe but Hardy fires back with a clothesline. Another clothesline. Atomic drop by Hardy is followed up with a legdrop. Hardy goes for the cover and gets a two count.
Jawbreaker by Hardy. He climbs the turnbuckle but Joe is up quickly. Hardy tries a Twist of Faith but Joe locks in a chokehold. Hardy breaks out and nails Joe with the Whisper in the Wind. Twist of Faith but Joe is on his feet. Hardy takes down Samoa Joe and locks in a side headlock. Joe taps out giving Jeff Hardy the ten points. Jeff Hardy def. Samoa Joe via Submission
Winner: Jeff Hardy
- An Aces and Eights video plays. Austin Aries is in the back with Hulk Hogan. Hogan lets Aries knows the “little guy” that flap jacked Aries last week will be here tonight. The Hulkster gives Aries permission to break his legs and Aries is pleased with the development.
- Christy Hemme tries to interview Samoa Joe but he’s interrupted by Brutus Magnus. Magnus brings up their tag team days and blames Joe for the break up. He claims to be over it and wishes Joe “all the best.” Magnus walks away allowing Joe to turn his attention back to Christy but Magnus comes back and nails Joe from behind.
- Hogan is back with the TNA midcard. Chavo, the Robbies E and T and Hernandez are amongst the wrestlers. Hogan asks the guys to plead their case for a tag team title shot. Robbie calls Chavo a has-been but Hogan defends him. Hogan asks Kid Kash and Gunner to talk but don’t really say much. Chavo tries to talk but AJ Styles walks in and asks for an opportunity. Hogan says the first elimination is an easy one and eliminates AJ Styles from the room.
- Brooke Hogan is with Tara now. She gives Tara a Knockouts Title match against Brooke Tessmacher this Sunday. She talks about Taryn Terrell but Gail Kim walks into the room. Hogan makes a match between Kim and Tara and the two bicker.
- On October 14, Spike is going to air a Countdown to Bound for Glory special before the PPV. So mark your calendars.
- Taryn Terrell is in the ring and we’re set for the Gail Kim/Tara bout.
Tara vs. Gail Kim
Kim takes down Tara with a takedown. Tara gets to her feet but Kim takes her out with a dropkick. Armdrag from Tara. Kim gets whipped into the results and Tara flips her on the rebound. Flying armbar from Gail Kim. Kim sends Tara into the ropes and rushes into her with an splash to the stomach. She goes for a pin attempt but it gets a two count. Kim chokes Tara with her boot but Terrell takes her off. Kim gets caught off guard with a roll up by Tara. Kim nails her in the head and goes for another pinfall, two count.
Tara gets the advantage with a flurry of punches. She takes her down with a boot and lifts Kim for a vertical suplex. She covers and gets a two count. Tara tries to follow up but Kim trips her into the second rope. Kim climbs the turnbuckle but is stopped by Tara. Tara retrieves Kim and drives her to the mat with the Widow’s Peak for the win.
- We get a Joey Ryan video package. It highlights Ryan’s Gutcheck Challenge from a few months ago. Taz and Pritchard think Ryan was too loose but Pritchard says it was a job well done. The video flashbacks to the Gutcheck results show and we see the rejections from Taz and Pritchard. The video then focuses on Ryan’s clashes with Al Snow. Up next after the commercial break, Al Snow in the ring.
- We’re back with Snow in the center of the ring. He calls Joey Ryan a jackass that has done nothing but disrupt Impact Wrestling. Snow says he’s giving Joey Ryan another chance and asks him to the ring. He says Ryan has been crying and complaining but is interrupted by a siren. It’s Joey Ryan with a megaphone. He hops the railing and enters the ring.
Snow gets Joey Ryan a mic. “Oh what a difference a day makes.” Ryan tries to say he’s bringing sleazy back but Snow tells him to stop pandering. Snow says he’ll give Ryan another shot at Gutcheck but with no judges. All Ryan needs to do is win. Ryan says it’s a nice offer but he and the 87% have already spoken for him. Ryan says he’s giving Snow and co. a chance to right their wrong but Snow says he has to earn it by going through Gutcheck.
Ryan says he has the confidence, ability and 87% and accepts Snow’s challenge. Snow lets him know Joey Ryan’s opponent for Gutcheck is himself. Joey says it’s not the nineties anymore and Snow says he’ll kick his ass in jeans. Ryan gets slapped and rolls out of the ring. He screams at Snow, letting him know that he can’t be touched because he doesn’t work there. He threatens to sue. He hops the rails and leaves to a chorus of boos from the Impact faithful.
- Everyone’s favorite lawyer Joseph Park is in the back on the phone when he’s interrupted by Bully Ray. Ray says he comes in peace and the two of them have the same concern. Rays asks for an update on the Aces and Eights but Park brings up Attorney-Client privilege. Rays tells Park to watch out because he knows people like that.
- One of the members of the Aces and Eights is brought to a room by TNA security. Austin Aries enters the rings and says he has some questions for the guy. He says he better start talking or Aries is going to have “fun.” A graphic for the upcoming Rob van Dam-Bully Ray match leads the show to a commercial break.
- We’re back in the back with the tag teams and Hogan. Chavo says he and Hernandez have already beaten Gunner and Kash. The Robbies says Hernandez and Chavo have only been a tag team for three weeks. The Robbies have been tagging for a year and a half. Hogan eliminates Gunner and Kid Kash from the competition.
- Tenay says James Storm has clinched the right to pick his opponent for No Surrender. Tenay says Storm will be out after the match to make his decision.
Bully Ray vs. Rob Van Dam
The bell rings and RVD taunts for the fans. Ray mocks the taunt and shows off his calves. RVD punches Ray. He tries to follow it up with a kick but RVD is caught. They reset. Ray delivers a kick to the middle and follows that up with multiple punches. RVD latches on a headlock. Ray takes RVD down and begins kicking him. He punches the back of RVD’s head but RVD takes him down with a quick rollup. Not even a one count.
They lock up with RVD getting the advantage with a headlock. Ray counters with a bear hug but RVD keeps the hold on. Ray tries to carry RVD but RVD stands his ground. Ray sends RVD into the ropes but RVD is back with a kick to the chest. Ray tries a hiptoss but RVD lands on his feet. RVD kicks Ray and covers for a two count. Ray rolls out. Ray tries to re-enter but RVD is there with a baseball slide dropkick. Flip dive from RVD to Ray. RVD sends Ray back inside and ascends the turnbuckle. Ray knocks him down with the ropes and hangs him by the knee. Ray pounds the knee until Hebner pulls him off. Ray immediately goes back to the knee until RVD falls to the mat.
Ray slams the knee to the mat. He stands on it, once again forcing a count from the referee. He drops an elbow onto the knee and applies a lock. RVD tries an armbar but Ray holds onto the knee. He punches the knee and relinquishes hold of RVD. RVD gets up in the corner but Ray is there to knock him down with some punches. Ray tries to mount some offense but RVD stops him with a kick. RVD delivers a series of punches and clotheslines that knock Ray down. Ray tries a big boot but RVD catches and nails him with a dragon whip. Rolling thunder. He goes for the cover and gets two.
Monkey flip from RVD. Springboard moonsault from RVD into the cover gets a two count. RVD tries a springboard side kick but Ray sidesteps it. He takes RVD out with a boot to the head and gets a two from the ref. Bully tries a middle rope splash but RVD rolls out of the way. RVD tries a splash of his own but Ray rolls out. RVD lands with a springboard sidekick and climbs the turnbuckle. He leaps off for the frogsplash but Bully is there with the Bubba Cutter for the three!
Winner: Bully Ray
- We’re back with Aries and the mystery Aces and Eights member. We learn his name is Mike and he’s from New York. Aries says the Aces and Eights don’t care about Mike and they’re only there for the TNA World Heavyweight title. He gives Mike an ultimatum: he can talk to him or resort to violence. He slaps Mike and says no one is going to save him. Aries clamps Mike’s tongue with pliers but Hulk Hogan enters the ring. Hogan stops Aries but slaps Mike in the face. Hogan is about to continue the assault but he gets a phone call from someone named VP. Aries wants the guy that broke his hand, the mystery phone caller wants Mike back.
Hogan and the caller make a deal. They’ll trade Mike for the guy who broke Aries’ arm. If the Aces and Eights are to get Mike back, Aries and the arm-breaker will fight at No Surrender. Hogan walks away and tells Aries to “let him live until the end of the show.” Commercial break.
- James Storm’s music greets Impact Wrestling back from commercial. The fans chant “Cowboy” as he makes his way down the aisle. He grabs a mic and says he’s been on a roller coaster ride. He starts recapping his year and says Lockdown made him doubt himself. He went home to spend time with his family and they all told him something was missing. Storm realized he WAS missing something and that was him missing the crowd going crazy. He mentions ending Crimson’s streak at Slammiversary (where’d that guy go) and says that as the names have gotten bigger, he’s gotten better. Storm asks the other final four members out and out come Bully Ray, Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe.
Storm goes over the accomplishments of Jeff Hardy and Samoa Joe and decides on picking Bully Ray for No Surrender. He tells Ray to come down to the ring and Ray obliges. Storm says Ray ended his chance at glory last year and he will end Ray’s chances this year. He says he knows exactly who Bully Ray is and this Sunday, Ray will find out who James Storm is.
- The camera pans to Mike in the back and Tenay wonders if the Aces and Eights will accept Hogan’s trade. It then shows Kazarian and Daniels preparing for their match with the mystery tag team. Commercial break.
- Christy Hemme is backstage with Rob Van Dam. The interview is once again broken up by Magnus. Magnus runs down the opportunity RVD lost by losing to Bully Ray. Magnus says the old RVD would not have fallen at the final hurdle. Magnus calls him an innovator who set the bar high. Maybe too high. Magnus wonders if RVD is the man he once was. This prompts a punch from RVD. The two brawl until they’re separated by Al Snow and other backstage hands.
- The tag team championship match is up next! Out first are Kazarian and Daniels. Hogan is with the Robbies and Chavo and Hernandez. He says he’s thought about it and gives the tag team match to Chavo and Hernandez. The Robbies are not pleased.
Kazarian and Daniels vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr. and Hernandez
The two challengers rush into the ring and clear it of the challengers. Hernandez and Chavo leave the ring with Hernandez pairing with Daniels and Chavo with Kaz. Hernandez sends Daniels back in and the match starts. Body slam from Hernandez to Daniels. He tags in Chavo who flies in with a splash. Uppercut from Chavo. Another tag is made by the faces. Hernandez latches on a bear hug and turns it into an overhead release suplex. Chavo gets tagged in and nails Daniels with a dropkick. Two count.
Chavo beats on Daniels in his corner. The ref pulls him off. Chavo applies an abdominal stretch and tags in Hernandez. Chop from Hernandez. Hernandez twists the head of Daniels and once again tags in Chavo. Hernandez body slams Daniels. He then body slams Chavo onto Daniels and Chavo stays on for a two count. Daniels knees Chavo and tags in Kazarian. Chavo meets him with a hiptoss. He slams Kaz and tags in Hernandez. Hernandez sends Kaz’s head into the top turnbuckle. He repeats the manuever before tagging in Chavo. Double elbow smash from the challengers. Kaz gets a knee to Chavo’s abdominal area and tags in Daniels. Chavo takes Daniels down with a headscissors and tags in Hernandez. Hernandez tries a body slam but Daniels escapes and tags in Kazarian. Hernandez with a backbreaker. SuperMex lifts Kaz over his head for a stalling vertical suplex. Daniels tries to come in but Chavo takes him out with the Three Amigos. Chavo finishes and then Hernandez finally brings Kaz down. This exchange take us to a commercial.
We’re back with Chavo chopping Daniels in a neutral corner. Guerrero tries an irish whip but Daniels reverses it. Daniels runs into a Chavo boot but Kazarian helps Daniels gain the advantage with a distraction. Daniels mounts chavo and punches him in the face. He nails a slingshot elbow drop and tags in Kaz who comes in with a slingshot legdrop. Chavo is brought up by Kaz who tags in Daniels. They double whip team Chavo with a punch-neckbreaker combo. Daniels sends Chavo to the outside and distracts the ref while Kaz punches Chavo. Chavo is sent back in and Daniels connects with a neckbreaker. Two count.
Kaz is back into the match and Daniels hiptosses Kaz into a legdrop on Chavo. Two count. Kazarian with a double underhook to Chavo. Chavo escapes but is stopped with an elbow and a knee. Kaz tries to mount some offense but Chavo tags in Hernandez. Hernandez flies in with a splash. Hernandez cleans the room but Kazarian lands a big boot on Hernandez. Kazarian leaps off for a crossbody but Hernandez catches him and turns it into a sitout powerbomb. He covers but Kaz breaks it up at two. They double team Hernandez into the corner but Hernandez kicks Daniels out of the ring. Hernandez climbs the tunrnbuckle but is joined by Kaz. Chavo stops Kazarian and Hurricanranas Hernandez onto Kazarian. He goes for the cover and gets a two count before Daniels breaks it up. Chavo delivers a springboard splash to the outside to Kazarian. He knocks Hernandez down with a punch. Kaz holds Chavo for the BME onto the outside but Chavo gets out of the way. Hernandez chimes in with a flying shoulderblock to the outside that takes out both champs. Hernandez sends Kaz back in and Chavo whips him. Hernandez with a Stinger Splash. Daniels brings the belt into the ring and sends Chavo to the outside. Hernandez lifts Kaz for the Border Toss but Daniels nails Hernandez with the belt. Kazarian rolls up Hernandez and the champs retain.
Winners: Christopher Daniels and Kazarian
- The champs celebrate but are interrupted by Hulk Hogan. Hogan congratulates them and says AJ Styles is in the back. He makes a match between AJ Styles and Kurt Angle and the tag team champions for No Surrender.
- Tenay lets us know that RVD and Magnus will also be fighting at No Surrender. Zema Ion is going to be defending his X Division title against Sonjay Dutt. They run down the card including the two BFG Series semi-final matches. Aries and Mike, the mystery Aces and Eights member, are making their way to the ring and we get our last commercial break.
- Aries is out with Mike. We get a good shot of his face but I’m not sure who he is. He’s handcuffed though. Aries calls the Aces and Eights out. He wants the armbreaker and they want “Mike from New York.” Aries reminds everyone that the Aces and Eights called TNA, not the other way around. Aries says he’ll leave Mike alone in exchange for the Armbreaker. He says it’s time for them to hold up their end of the bargain.
Time passes and Aries says he’s tired of being “railroaded from behind.” His patience is wearing thin and he’s about to call the deal off. He talks down to Mike and threatens to beat him up. He takes Mike in the corner and slaps him. Mike says he’ll talk. Mike is taken out of the ring by a large member of the Aces and Eights. The mystery man nails Mike in the head with a hammer. Aries flies out of the ring and begins brawling with the Armbreaker. Armbreaker tries to get back in the ring but Aries catches him with a kick. The two men brawl with and trade punches. Tenay and Taz says (despite confirmation) that Aries is going to face the big guy, the Armbreaker at No Surrender and the show ends.
Former Knockouts Champion
Winter, aka Katarina Waters, has parted ways with
The Knockout’s contract expired
yesterday, September 5th, and it has not been
Her Official fansite reports
that Kat is available for bookings, writing: “[She] is free to do DVDs,
bookings, iPPVs, and whatever else! If interested please send emails to
Winter joined TNA in October
2010 following her release from the WWE. In two years with TNA, Winter became a
two-time Knockouts Champion and a one-time Knockouts Tag Team Champion with
Her storyline with Angelina
began with her TNA debut and continued until it was abruptly dropped in January
2012. Angelina was granted release from the company on July
Between January and now, Winter
had been used very sparingly, prompting many to question her future with
As reported last month, Winter
will team with Maria Kanellis against the reunited Beautiful People, Angelina
Love and Velvet Sky, next month for FWE.
Byron Saxton excitedly reminds everyone that tonight is the culmination of the Gold Rush Tournament, with Seth Rollins against Jinder Mahal in the finals to determine the first NXT champion.
Jason Jordan and Mike Dalton come out for a re-match of a few weeks ago when Dalton beat Camacho out of nowhere.
JASON JORDAN & MIKE DALTON vs. HUNICO & CAMACHO – Tag Team match
Dalton and Camacho start, and Dalton and Jordan immediate double-team him. Jordan keeps Camacho on the mat with power, but Camacho responds with a big spinebuster. Jordan gets isolated by Hunico and Camacho. Hunico shows surprising strength for his size, lifting Jordan off the mat with a pumphandle hold and body-slamming him. Jordan finally tags in Dalton, who takes Hunico down with speed. Dalton with a really amazing move, reversing a flapjack into a huracanrana into a roll-through into a cover for a nearfall. The ref gets distracted by Jordan, letting Hunico land a brainbuster for the win, as Camacho keeps Jordan from breaking up the tag.
WINNERS: Hunico & Camacho in 4:06. All we saw of Mike Dalton before was him getting beat up and rolling up Camacho for the win; this time, he had a few minutes to shine, and he made excellent use of those minutes. He really seems like he has excellent potential for in-ring excitement, and I look forward to seeing more of him on NXT.
The Usos come out, and Jimmy reminds viewers of their loss to The Ascension and subsequent beat down last week. The Ascension take advantage of their dark-arena entrance to sneak up behind The Usos and ambush them. They handily destroy The Usos, including a sick tag team where O’Brien lands a chop block while Cameron hits a spinning heel kick at the same time, they do it to both Uso brothers. That was pretty unique for a beat down, between using the entrance as an advantage, and not just ganging up and stomping and punching The Usos.
Video package on Alicia Fox, with clips making her sound a bit heelish.
Video package on Antonio Cesaro.
2 – VIC DONOVAN vs. BIG E. LANGSTON
Langston just demolishes Donovan, finishing him with a sort of cutter from a body slam position, if a cutter involved holding the waist instead of the neck.
WINNER: Big E. Langston in 0:40. Not much to say, it was a squash.
Video packages on Ryback and John Cena.
They bring out the NXT roster to the ramp for the culmination of the Gold Rush Tournament. JR, William Regal, and Byron Saxton have announcing duties.
Backstage, Briley Pearce interviews Big E. Langston. Langston breaths heavy instead of answering questions, and Pearce slinks away.
Dusty Rhodes comes out, and they have Howard Finkel doing the intro. Rhodes takes the NXT title belt to the ring. Jinder Mahal comes out to boos and jeers from the crowd and NXT roster. Seth Rollins comes out next, to cheers from the crowd and claps from the roster, and they need to back up and give him some space for his flailing entrance. Finkel gives a full, formal ring intro for the championship match. The ref shows both wrestlers the title to further enhance it as a big deal. Rhodes shakes Rollins’s hand, but Mahal refuses the handshake and acts like he is should be declared champion now.
SETH ROLLINS vs. JINDER MAHAL – Gold Rush Tournament Final match
Rollins quickly takes down Mahal in an early lock-up, and then repeats it. Mahal needs a rope break to get away, and uses it to sucker punch Rollins and take control. Rollins quickly turns it away again. Rollins continues to outwit and out wrestle Mahal, until Mahal trips him on the apron, then throws him from the apron to the ramp.
It isn’t good for the win, and Mahal starts to look frustrated.
Video package on C.M. Punk.
Mahal is controlling Rollins with a hold out of the break. Rollins tries to rally, but Mahal blocks a suplex and continues his attack. The crowd and the roster members on the ramp are hungry for Rollins to make a comeback, but he continues to absorb abuse. Mahal cuts off another rally with a high knee. Mahal wants the Camel Clutch, but Rollins gets to the ropes before it is locked in. Rollins looks half dead, but a surprise enziguri gets him some space. Rhodes looks appreciate on the outside.
Rollins is finally able to get some traction, and he moves faster and faster as he does more damage. Mahal misses a high knee in the corner and falls over the ropes to the ringside. Rollins to the top and he lands a big crossbody to Mahal on the outside. Rollins rolls Mahal into the ring and goes to the top, but Mahal crotches him. Mahal with a superplex and they are both down.
Video package on Layla.
Rollins and Mahal are just getting to their feet from the break. They trade bombs as JR reminds us that Rollins’s back may be hurt and Mahal’s knee looks like it is in pain. Rollins kicks out of a tilt-a-whirl side slam, but Mahal is slow to get up too. Rollins with a Pele kick and a knee drop to the back of Mahal’s head from the top rope gets two-and-seven-eighths. They are both slow to recover, and everything Rollins does takes a lot out of him, too. Mahal dodges a corkscrew moonsault and stalks Rollins. Rollins barely kicks out of a full nelson slam. Mahal sets up the Camel Clutch, but Rollins gets the ropes. Mahal re-applies it, but Rollins rolls him up instead. Rollins manages to pick Mahal off the mat and powerbomb him into the turnbuckle, and he follows with the Blackout for the win.
WINNER: Seth Rollins in 15:31. That was a beyond emotional win. Rollins put up a great fight, appearing to be the underdog against the odds, but never looking so weak that his win was a fluke. Easily the best match Mahal has ever been in. The last time WWE built up to a title match with this level of seriousness and made it seem like the title was this important was John Cena and C.M. Punk at Money in the Bank last year. Despite knowing who was winning from various reports, I was incredibly emotionally invested in this match, dying to see the rookie Rollins defeat the larger veteran Mahal. This match also proved that Rollins can easily put together long-form matches. This match felt like such a big deal, from the video package last week involving major Superstars, the roster being on the ramp to watch, Howard Finkel’s formal introduction, the presentation of the belt by the ref… everything about it was picture perfect to make you feel like Seth Rollins just won the most important prize in professional wrestling.
Post-match, Rollins breaks down in emotion and the crowd is going nuts. Mahal can barely roll out of the ring, and even Dusty Rhodes looks amazed. Rollins and Rhodes hug in the ring and Rhodes raises his hand in victory. The face Superstars from the ramp rush the ring and hold Rollins up on their shoulders. He jumps the railing and celebrates with the crowd.
TNA Knockout Saritais rumored to be battling some issues with her CMLL contract.
As we announced earlier, She is scheduled to for a two month excursion to Japan
for womens promotion STARDOM. According to reports from The Wrestling Observer,
CMLL officials are fuming mad that Sarita accepted the bookings without the
consent of the promotion. CMLL currently has a working relationship with female
promotion REINA in Japan. The situation now officially puts a CMLL signed
wrestler working for their partners competition.
Sarita has appeared at a
few STARDOM shows in March. She also celebrated her 10th anniversary in the
wrestling business at one of the shows in Japan. According to the observer
report, CMLL has continuously mis-advertised Sarita as appearing at events with
full knowledge that she will not be able to in an attempt to damage her
reputation in Mexico. The report also alleges that CMLL may plan on forcing
Sarita to sit out her remaining appearance dates on her contract without
allowing her to make any appearances in Mexico as CMLL officials have full
control of her work visa status.
Sarita has informed fans of her current
appearances through her Facebook page. After
CMLL continued to falsely advertise her for shows, she wrote Thursday, "Just
letting you all know that I'm still in Japan and will not be wrestling in
Guadalajara in the upcoming weeks. Sorry for the confusion."
Why Christian is Absent from TV, New Feud Planned Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/05/2012 at 08:35 AM
- There is speculation about Christian's WWE status after he hasn't appeared on RAW and SmackDown in a few weeks. Christian was scheduled to feud with United States Champion Antonio Cesaro but word is that WWE officials want to keep Christian off TV until after TNA's Bound For Glory pay-per-view in October.
Christian is scheduled to appear during Bound For Glory weekend and induct Sting into TNA's Hall of Fame. This is part of the deal between WWE and TNA that allowed Ric Flair to appear at the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year.
While there is no heat on Christian because he didn't choose to appear for TNA, WWE officials don't want him appearing for them while he's in the middle of a title feud on their programming. Expect him to feud with Cesaro later this year unless things change.
We noted the other night that WWE NXT Champion Seth Rollins responded to a line
from The Miz on RAW where he said Cody Rhodes was the future of WWE. Rollins
stated that he was the future, not Rhodes. Cody issued the following video
response and says he is open to wrestling Rollins at the September 14th NXT live event:
Several WWE Stars Officially Added To NXT Roster Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/04/2012 at 05:54 PM
WWE's NXT promotion is not just limited to developmental talent as wrestlers on the main roster regularly appear on their internationally distributed program taped at Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. WWE.com has revised the promotion's official roster of Superstars appearing on the program: Aksana, Alex Riley, Antonio Cesaro, Camacho, Derrick Bateman, Drew McIntyre, Hunico, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Jinder Mahal, Johnny Curtis, Justin Gabriel, Kaitlyn, Michael McGillicutty, Natalya, Percy Watson, Tamina Snuka and Tyson Kidd.
The Miz Gets Jumped After Raw Goes Off The Air Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/03/2012 at 11:58 PM
After tonight's episode of Raw went off the air, Punk came out to the ring and feigned rapping. Punk spoke about how he was supposed to face John Cena, but Cena was in no condition to wrestle. Cena came out and attacked Punk. Alberto Del Rio came out to make the save, however Sheamus then ran out, followed by Dolph Ziggler and Antonio Cesaro.
CM Punk was running to the back as Randy Orton came out to help Sheamus and Cena beat up the heels. The heels saw The Miz, grabbed him, and threw him inside the ring. Cena, Shamus and Orton surrounded him. All of the babyfaces hit their finishers on Miz to close the show
Earlier today, former WWE & TNA wrestler Devon posted a new photo of him and his sons after their workout. Devon, who recently left TNA wrestling, is wearing a WWE t-shirt in the photo with the following caption.
The dudley boys @3DTnT and testify devon at the gym this morning getting our working on. @3DTnT getting ready
Before RAW beings with a highlight package of last weeks confrontation between Jerry Lawler and WWE Champion CM Punk. The brutal cage match from last week is shown with CM Punk getting the win by decimating Jerry Lawler to the point where John Cena could not stand anymore and decided to come out and make the save. CM Punk and John Cena have a stare down after CM Punk slides out of the ring and John Cena comes in to check up on Jerry Lawler
Michael Cole welcomes us to tonight’s edition of RAW without Jerry Lawler. Backstage a brawl between Lawler and Punk is taking place.
The opening for Monday Night RAW is shown
Sheamus makes his way to the ring. Sheamus begins to cut a promo on Alberto Del Rio but is interrupted by CM Punk. Punk stays on the stage and soaks in the crowd response from his hometown. Punk says that Lawler attacked him from behind and got what he deserved “Chicago Style.” Punk asks the crowd if he turned his back on them and they respond “No” Punk talks about respect and how it is John Cena who has turned his back on the WWE Universe. Sheamus interrupts with a “Fella” and talks how about CM Punk is like The Rock for disrespecting the champion and not even being in the ring with him. Punk calls Sheamus the 2nd Best in the World since he is the World Champion.
RAW General Manager AJ Lee comes out and signs CM Punk vs Sheamus and Alberto Del Rio vs John Cena. AJ bounces around the ring and we see Randy Orton walking in the back. Randy Orton vs Dolph Ziggler is up next
We are back from commercial break and Dolph Ziggler is making his entrance. A recap of their match on Smackdown is shown. Randy Orton walks down to the ring and we have our first match for tonight
Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler The beginning of the match goes back and forth between Orton and Ziggler until Orton gets Ziggler on the mat and executes his signature stomps. Orton uses the robes and bounces Ziggler off the for an impressive suplex. Orton tosses Ziggler out of the ring and smashes The Show Off into the barricade twice and then clotheslines him.
We are back and Orton is still in control. Orton launches Ziggler into the air and then takes him over to the turnbuckle for the 10 punch. Ziggler finally finds his groove and hits Orton with a neckbreaker before taking him to the outside and smashing him into the barriade for a little payback. Ziggler rolls Orton back into the ring for a 2 Count. Ziggler locks into a grounded headlock as the crowd chants for Orton. Ziggler bridges the headlock and rolls back over to the seated position. Orton gets back to his feet but is nailed with a knee to the midsection. Ziggler and Orton trade punches and Ziggler hits Orton with a flying clothesline. Ziggler goes to the top but Orton catches him. Orton nails a superplex and rolls over Ziggler for a 2 count. Orton nails the powerslam before setting Ziggler up for the Viper DDT, Ziggler avoids it buts gets caught with Orton’s backbreaker. Ziggler runs at Orton and hits a jumping DDT on Orton for the 2 Count. Orton finally hits the Viper DDT and begins to pound the mat. Orton tries for the RKO but Ziggler rolls Orton up for the 3 count with a handfull of tights.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Intercontinental Champion The Miz makes his way down to the ring and joins Michael Cole on commentary.
We are back and Cole tells us that Jerry Lawler is getting checked out by medical professional’s
We join Daniel Bryan and Kane in anger management classes. The class members show their anger collages. Daniel Bryan’s says Yes and No on it. Kane’s collage is blank and he throws it in the trash, which catches on fire soon afterwards. Daniel calls Kane the teacher’s pet.
Sin Cara is walking backstage and is joined by Rey Mysterio. Los Luchas are in tag team action next!
A promo for Saturday Morning Slam is shown
Rey Mysterio’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring after talking to the youngsters. Sin Cara comes out and joins his tag team partner in the ring. Their opponents are Tensai and Cody Rhodes
Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara vs. Tensai w/Sakamoto and Cody Rhodes Cody Rhodes and Sin Cara start things off. Sin Cara hits Cody with a handstand back elbow and we go to commercial break.
Back from the break Tensai is dominating Sin Cara and tags in Cody Rhodes. Cody locks in a surfboard before Sin Cara reverses for a two count. Cody tries to go for the mask and fails so he tags in Tensai. Tensai puts Sin Cara in a nerve hold. Sin Cara breaks free and Cody tags himself him. Sin Cara makes his way to the corner and tags Mysterio who hits a hurricana and a sitting Senton from the top ropes on Rhodes. Tensai comes into the ring and gets hit with a 619. Sin Cara hits Tensai with a springboard dropkick from the top rope. Cody is hit with a 619 and Sin Cara nails Swanton Bomb on Rhodes for the 3-Count
Winner: Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio
Back in Anger Management, they are doing the classic trust exercise. Bryan falls into Kane’s arms. They both now have to catch Harold and don’t do it. They seem to understand each other now.
UPDATE: Jerry Lawler will not be returning tonight so The Miz is Michael Cole’s broadcast partner for the rest of the night.
Sheamus approaches the ring with CM Punk following soon afterwards in his street clothes. CM Punk takes a mic and says that he will not wrestle Sheamus because it is Labor Day.
CM Punk leaves the arena as AJ Lee tries to confront him saying that he is taking personal day. Matt Striker tries to interview AJ but she can’t remember who he is. She tells him to tell Sheamus to stay in the ring while she goes to find him an opponent.
Alberto Del Rio is making his entrance but he is not the opponent that AJ found him.
Jack Swagger makes his entrance and we have our match as Del Rio joins the commentary team.
Sheamus vs. Jack Swagger Sheamus hits Swagger with a shoulder block before going to the top and hitting another shoulder block. Jack Swagger clips Sheamus’s leg and covers for the 2 count. Sheamus hits Swagger clothesline. Swagger is able to bounce back and hit the Swagger bomb as the crown chants boring. Sheamus quickly get back into it and locks in the Texas Cloverleaf and Swagger taps out.
Alberto del Rio jumps into the ring for the sneak attack and a brawl breaks out. Sheamus hits Del Rio with White Noise on Del Rio and a Brouge Kick on Ricardo. Sheamus and Del Rio have a staredown. Ricardo is out cold.
John Cena vs Alberto del Rio is hyped for later tonight
A recap is shown of Sheamus’ attack on Del Rio and Ricardo.
It is time for Diva’s action and Eve makes her way to the ring to face Kaitlyn
A recap of the Divas Battle Royal is shown. Layla is on commentary
Eve vs. Kaitlyn Kaitlyn hits Eve with a crossbody and a hip toss. Eve tackles Kaitlyn and we have a classic cat fight. Eve hits Kaitlyn with a drop toe hold as The Miz and Layla picker on commentary. Eve locks Kaitlyn in a headlock and after a knee to the rips Eve nails Kaitlyn with a neckbreaker for the win.
Eve shakes Kaitlyn’s hand and then goes over to Layla. Layla shakes Eve’s hand.
Jack Swagger is backstage and tells AJ that he is taking some time off because he knows he is better than what he has become.
At Anger Management class Daniel Bryan says that he will offer Kane a rematch from Summerslam. Kane agrees to not eviscerate Daniel. Daniel takes exception and yell at each other as everyone leaves. The anger management counselor screams at them and leaves the room.
The crowd is giving the option of what to do with Daniel Bryan and Kane. They can either face each other, become a team, or hug it out.
Matt Striker tries to get a word with Ricardo but David Otunga comes out and says that his client will no speak.
WWE acknowledges that The Rock took down some burglars on the set of Fast 6.
Jinder Mahal is in the ring and he will face Ryback
Ryback vs. Jinder Mahal A Goldberg chant breaks out as they lock up. Jinder hits Ryback with several knees back quickly swaps Jinder to the mat. Jinder hits Ryback with a shoulder tackle from the top but Ryback quickly comes back with a back body drop. Ryback hits a powerbomb, the Feed Me Clothesline, and The Marching Samoan Drop for the win.
Ryback gets the Chicago crowd to chant Feed Me More as Michael Cole and The Miz talk about the WWE App. We will find out what Daniel Bryan and Kane will do next.
A Night of Champions promo is shown
Michael Cole talks about the Night of Champions theme.
Matt Striker knocks on AJ Lee’s door. AJ says that Alberto del Rio vs John Cena is now Falls Count Anywhere.
Daniel Bryan makes his entrance and tries not to let the crowd get to him. Hellfire erupts and Kane comes down to the ring to meet Daniel Bryan.
A recap of Kane vs Alberto Del Rio on Smackdown is shown.
Michael Cole says that Kane has been fined for his assault on Josh Matthews.
Kane and Daniel Bryan must now go all Joey and Chandler and “Hug It Out”
The crowd chants Hug It Out while they both refuse. Daniel Bryan finally does but Kane doesn’t hug him back at first. They must both hug each other at the same time. They finally both hug each other. Daniel Bryan shakes Kane’s hand but they are both soon fighting once again. Kane hits a big boot and a throat thrust on the outside. Kane throws Daniel into the barricades before getting a chair. Kane hits Daniel with a chair and then chokeslams him. Kane puts the chair around Daniel’s head but Daniel gets to his feet before Kane can launch himself. Daniel hits Kane with a chair and heads for the hills.
John Cena vs Alberto Del Rio is hyped.
Santino Marella is shown jogging backstage. He will get his title rematch next.
Santino Marella makes his way to the ring followed by Antonio Cesaro with the lovely Aksana. A video of Antonio saying success in five languages
WWE United States Championship Match Antonio Cesaro w/Aksana vs. Santino Marella Cesaro goes for a clothlines but is caught with Santino’s saluting headbutt. Santino goes for the Cobra but is caught. Cesaro hits a belly to back slam and follows up with some elbows in the corner. Cesaro clotheslines Santino but Santino hits him out of the ring. Santino tries to pick up the sock puppet but fails and gets hits with the Neutralizer.
Winner and STILL Champion: Antonio Cesaro
John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio is hyped
Zack Ryder and Heath Slater are in the ring for a match.
Zack Ryder vs. Heath Slater Heath hits Zack with a clotheslines and Zack fires back with a flapjack. Slaters with a neckbreaker for the two count and then with several elbows before hitting a knee. Slater locks in a headlock but Zack powers through. Slater hits Ryder with several punches in the corner and nails the Broski boot. Zack Ryder tries to go for the Rough Ryder once but fails only to hit it a minute later for the win.
Winner: Zack Ryder
Vicki Guerrero comes out and demands to speak with AJ, refusing to leave the ring until she does.
Vicki is still in the ring and shows a video AJ assaulting her. Vicki begins to chat to the chair she was sitting in ala Clint Eastwood at the GOP National Convention last week.
AJ says that she has been told not to attack anyone by the Board of Directors and must apologize. Vicki demands that AJ apologize. The crowd chants for AJ to fire Vicki but AJ apologizes. Vicki tells her to do it again. Vickie slaps her twice and mockingly bounces out of the ring. AJ has a mental breakdown in the middle of the ring.
John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio is next
A recap of Punk assault on Lawler is shown, followed by CM Punk’s walkout.
A rundown of the Night of Champions card is shown
John Cena’s music hits and he walks out to a chorus of boos. Alberto Del Rio comes out in a beautiful red Ferrari.
A recap of Ricardo getting kicked in the skull by Sheamus is shown
A Tout is shown with David Otunga talking about the legal action he will take against Sheamus on Smackdown.
Falls Count Anywhere John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio The action has started and we come back with Alberto hiting Cena with a twilt a whirl backbreaker. Del Rio has Cena in a headlock as the crowd chants “Lets Go Cena/Cena Sucks” Cena goes for a clothesline but gets hit with a backstabber for 2. Alberto Del Rio goes up top but gets hit with a dropkick from Cena. Cena hits the Shoulderblocks and the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the AA but Del Rio goes to the outside where he slams Cena into the steps. Alberto stops on Cena’s midsection and sends him into the barricade. Cena leaps over the steps and hits Alberto with a shoulder block. Cena takes the top off the announce table and gets hit with an enziguri for 2. Cena goes for the AA again but gets sent into the ring post for his troubles. Del Rio grabs a chair but hits the ring post before being sent into the crown by Cena. Cena drags the steel steps over to the announce table. Del Rio is sent in the barricade. Cena walks up the ring steps with Del Rio on his shoulders, Del Rio reverses and hits Cena with a back suplex on Cena through the announce table for 2. Del Rio grabs a mic and sends Cena back into the ring. Del Rio says that everyone and everything is beneath him. Del Rio hits the CrossArm Breaker but Cena rolls through and locks in the STF. Del Rio wacks Cena in melon with the mic. Del Rio sends himself through the ropes and they walk up the ramp. Del Rio hits Cena with a suplex on the ramp. They back their way over to the Ferrari and Cena winks at the camera. Del Rio stops him before he can throw a speaker at him. Del Rio and Cena make their way backstage and smash the interview area. Alberto gets hit with an AA but CM Punk comes out of nowhere and hits Cena with a kick to the skull.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
CM Punk smashes Cena face on the hood of his car and tells Cena, “Respect”, as he poses on top of the car with the WWE Title. Paul Heyman is shown to be driving CM Punk’s car as we fade to black.
Ik ben Boon Kenneth, en gebruik soms ook wel de schuilnaam Sting.
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