The match with Sin Cara vs. The Miz on Friday's SmackDown was heavily edited, as you probably could tell by watching the match. Fans in attendance noted to us that it was one of Cara's most-botched performances yet.
Word is that Cara went missing backstage for a while after the match. People were looking for him but he was nowhere to be found. Cara was seen walking from the ring to the backstage area shaking his head. The feeling was that Cara knew that the match didn't go well at all.
Tommy Dreamer Says He Wants His WrestleMania Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/16/2012 at 08:38 AM
- Former WWE Superstar Tommy Dreamer is preparing to debut his House of Hardcore promotion on October 6th from Poughkeepsie, New York. Dreamer's latest column on TheWhig.com looks at why he is starting the promotion. Here is an excerpt:
"I am going to try to create new moments for wrestling fans beginning Oct. 6.
Running my own promotion is something I have wanted to do since I was a kid. It isn’t an easy task and it is a huge financial undertaking.
I also love learning the different aspects of promoting a show; how the building does it; putting flyers on cars; hanging posters on poles or in storefronts.
I have quickly learned, just as The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase says; “Everthing has its price.” I want this event to be exactly that — an event.
I don’t want it to be just another wrestling show. I want this to be my WrestleMania. I want this to be special for the fans. I have done everything in my power to make it fan friendly.
I’m having so many different wrestlers on the card, all of whom can contribute in their own ways to the show. I’m offering various meet and greets with the talent, so the fans can feel special.
As the show nears, I’m beginning to have some sleepless nights, being jolted from my sleep due to various nightmares about the show.
I am dreading my credit card bill statement because I have had to lay out so much money up front. As the promoter, I have to meet payroll and arrange hotel and air travel and transportation to and from the show for the talent. I have to supply insurance for the event. I have to pay the New York State Athletic Commission. I have to pay a doctor. I have to buy T-shirts, seat cushions, wrist bands, pictures for the fans to sign, markers for the talent, pay advertising on TV and radio and anything else that comes up.
I hope the show is a financial success because if it is, I will do others.
WWE chairman Vince McMahon once took a chance. He staked his company on the success of the inaugural WrestleMania. If the event hadn’t have proved to be the success it was, the WWE would have gone under then and there.
As a wrestling fan, I’m happy Vince’s gamble paid off. The pro wrestling landscape as we know it would be so much different.
The best part about launching my own promotion is I get to see the hard work of myself and others come to fruition. I already know I have fans coming from Japan, Canada, Scotland and England. To me, that is a great honour and I have to step up my performance.
Stuff like that motivates me to do better. This event has been a lifetime in the making for me. I have my own hopes and dreams riding on it. I hate the saying you can’t fight city hall. Instead of just sitting on the sidelines and taking a paycheck or just venting my frustrations about the current wrestling product, I am giving it my all to try and offer something different to the wrestling fan. My life’s work and my reputation are at stake on Oct. 6. I hope all turns out the way I envision it will.
Thanks for reading and hope to see you at House of Hardcore."
News from Rollins vs. Rhodes Last Night at WWE NXT Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/15/2012 at 08:59 AM
- The much anticipated match between Cody Rhodes and WWE NXT Champion Seth Rollins took place at last night's NXT live event in Ft. Pierce, Florida. According to those in attendance, more than 1,000 fans packed the Fenn Center.
The match saw Kassius Ohno interfere and beat Cody down. This brought out WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes. Dusty came out and said the match should be a DQ win for Cody but instead, he put Ohno in the match, making it a Triple Threat. Rollins came back and stopped Ohno from beating on Cody. Rollins caught Cross Rhodes from Cody but as Cody went for the pin, Rollins tossed him out of the ring and got the pin on Ohno.
After the match, Cody came back to the ring with the NXT Title belt. He shook hands with Rollins. Rollins cut a promo and called Cody the future of WWE and talked about how he looked forward to having several rematches in the future.
The match received rave reviews from wrestlers and fans in attendance. One fan called it the best WWE match he has seen in several years, and that was before they added Ohno in at the end. Here are some comments from NXT stars on Twitter:
Summer Rae: "Wow, tonight was unreal in Ft. Pierce! Over 1,000 fans packs the venue to see #RhodesvsRollins!! What a match! Can't wait to come back! #NXT"
Paige: "Amazing show in ft pierce! Thank you all for coming. Special thanks to hall of famer @dream_rhodes7 and Cody Rhodes for coming!!! #NXT!!!"
Seth Rollins: "Big thanks to everyone who came out and PACKED Ft. Pierce tonight. Mad respect to @CodyRhodesWWE for all he does. #justthebeginning"
WWE Steering Clear Of All Recent TNA Talent Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/16/2012 at 03:19 PM
Don't expect the likes of Alex Shelley, Velvet Sky, Devon, Angelina Love or even Hall of Famer Ric Flair to pop up in a WWE ring anytime soon. According to Wrestling Observer editor Dave Meltzer, Vince McMahon's company is steering clear of any and all recently affiliated TNA Wrestling talent while the two grappling organizations do battle in court.
On May 23, 2012, TNA Entertainment, LLC. filed a lawsuit in Nashville, Tennessee against World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. and Brian Wittenstein, a former office worker for both organizations. TNA accused WWE of obtaining secret contract information in an attempt to poach their talent in violation of Tennessee's Uniform Trade Secrets Act.
Wittenstein, who worked for TNA Wrestling for three years, was terminated on August 3, 2011. At that time, he entered into a Separation Agreement and General Release, preventing him from disclosing certain confidential TNA information. TNA alleges that Wittenstein violated the agreement by downloading confidential TNA trade secrets and providing that information to WWE after joining the organization months later. Although WWE fired Wittenstein and alerted TNA officials as to the disclosure of the information, TNA claims WWE waited three weeks to notify them and has used the confidential information, including data regarding wrestler compensation, to recruit contracted TNA talent to work for WWE. Wittenstein's contract with TNA had specifically ordered that he not share confidential information about the organization after his employment ceased.
Matt Morgan, who had teased joining WWE since concluding his contractual obligations to TNA in June, resurfaced at Saturday's house show in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Dressed in street clothes, Morgan entered the ring through the crowd and laid out Robbie E. Meltzer wrote on the F4WOnline.com message board regarding Morgan's apparently renewed partnership with TNA, "I guess that tells you about that TNA lawsuit now since they didn't take Morgan."
It has also been speculated that Alex Shelley and Ric Flair could wind up in WWE now that both individuals are free agents. Meltzer, however, reveals that the organization is not negotiating with either talent despite being legally able to.
"Nobody is talking about Shelley and they won't even officially talk to Flair even though his non-compete is up," he wrote.
Following the lawsuit filing, it was reported that TNA was looking to cut costs by restructuring talent contracts when they expired. This ploy appears to have led to the respective departures of Devon and Velvet Sky since both talents reportedly left the organization due to their financial terms not being reached on new deals.
Former TNA Wrestling stars Devon and Jesse Neal teased joining WWE as a tandem
during a discussion on Twitter Saturday.
Devon wrote, "@TheJesseNeal 6
days a week ... got to get ready .... you know something , i think you and i
could be a tag team . i think it will work... now we do it together and the
world would be ours."
Jesse responded, "that definitely sounds like a
plan. Just on a bigger stage......."
Devon wrote back, "HMM.... i have
just the place ..."
Jesse responded, "one day soon we will be
laughing....... U know the spot!!"
Devon said in response, "testify my
brother" oh I plan on it...... Ha! See ya s."
OTTAWA – With Night of Champions two days away, The Great White would battle WWE's submission specialist, Daniel Bryan, in a hard-fought WrestleMania rematch — without the help of his banned Brogue Kick. Meanwhile, The Viper, Randy Orton, looked to best Tensai and an explosive Fatal 4-Way Intercontinental Title Match was created for the imminent pay-per-view.
With his strongest opportunity yet to overcome World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus at Night of Champions, Alberto Del Rio came before the WWE Universe, giving Booker T a nod for banning the Brogue Kick one week ago. The injured Ricardo Rodriguez then thanked his mother and all his "fans" for their support, while the now-injured David Otunga criticized Raw General Manager AJ Lee for putting him in a dangerous match against World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus on Monday.
The Mexican Aristocrat then surprised all by presenting Christian via satellite — still recovering from a shoulder injury of his own. While Captain Charisma made no bones of the fact that he didn't like Del Rio and that he hoped The Great White defeated him at Night of Champions, his feelings on the Brogue Kick were just as clear. Citing the maneuver as one of the primary reasons he lost a year of his career, the former World Heavyweight Champion stated that Sheamus' finisher should remain banned.
Daniel Bryan then emerged, revealing that Booker T had granted him a WrestleMania rematch against The Celtic Warrior, so that he could prove that the 18 second World Title loss at The Show of Shows was only because he was caught by surprise.
Sheamus himself took the opportunity to join the party, informing both Bryan and Del Rio that, after he defeated them again respectively, they would understand that those who don't learn from history are destined to repeat it. When Otunga tried to get The Great White to leave, the Harvard-educated Superstar found himself slingshot off the rope — as The Celtic Warrior pulled off his neckbrace and gave it to the crowd.
Sin Cara def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz in a Non-Title Match
One week ago in tag team action, The Miz was accidently kicked by his own partner, Cody Rhodes — a mistake that led directly to their loss. Then, three days later on Raw, after a distraction by Miz helped Rhodes overcame Rey Mysterio, The Awesome One was treated to the Cross Rhodes — courtesy of the grandson of a plumber.
In response to recent events, Miz looked to take out the full extent of his frustration out on the high-octane Sin Cara. However, an unorthodox style of his gravity-defying masked opponent allowed him to rise above the Intercontinental Champion for a huge upset pinfall!
Later, when Rhodes, Mysterio and Sin Cara all interrupted Miz' interview with Matt Striker, Senior Adviser Theodore Long declared — on behalf of SmackDown General Manager Booker T — that the four Superstars would compete in a Fatal 4-Way Intercontinental Championship Match at Night of Champions.
Kane def. WWE Tag Team Champion Kofi Kingston
Prior to Kane's SmackDown match against Kofi Kingston, Daniel Bryan and The Devil Favorite Demon incorporated stress balls into their ongoing therapy, as Dr. Shelby continued to help the new No. 1 contenders to the WWE Tag Team Titles deal with their anger management.
When The Big Red Monster finally did face Kofi one-on-one, he caught his high-flying Superstar off the top rope and leveled him with the Chokeslam for the win. After the bell, when Dr. Shelby appeared, the masked Superstar hesitantly re-entered the ring and gave his fallen opponent a post-match hug.
But, will Kane and Bryan be able to keep their anger under control and work together at Night of Champions to capture the WWE Tag Team Championships?
Randy Orton def. Tensai
Just two days before he will face Mr. Money in the Bank, Dolph Ziggler, at Night of Champions, Randy Orton asked to battle Tensai one-on-one for the first-time ever.
While Tensai truly threw his weight around, using every part of himself to overpower WWE's Apex Predator to give him a brutal beatdown, The Viper would roar back. After knocking Sakamoto from the apron and withstanding a last ditch assault that nearly put him away, Orton overcame Tensai with the RKO.
As the smoke cleared, Vickie Guerrero emerged, speaking for Dolph Ziggler while, at the same time, claiming that he had taken the night off. Orton refuted The Queen Divas' claims that he would be beat by Ziggler this Sunday and that he would never be the World Champion again, before anticipating The Showoff's sneak attack and thwarting his efforts.
Tyson Kidd and Brodus Clay sent a message to United States Champion Antonio Cesaro
Angry that his Night of Champions challenger will be determined in a pay-per-view Pre-Show Battle Royal this Sunday, Antonio Cesaro shared his outrage in five languages. Before long, Tyson Kidd would emerge to take exception "in Canadian," only to be hurled over the top rope by the irate United States Champion.
But, after Brodus Clay stepped through the ropes, the combined assault of the two Superstars ultimately sent the smug Swiss Superstar packing. And afterward, both The Funkasaurus and the last graduate of the Hart Family Dungeon got Funky, dancing all the way to Night of Champions.
Wade Barrett promised a demonstration of what he meant by being "open for business"
Stating that people were either too stupid or too scared to know what he meant when he said he was "open for business" last week, Wade Barrett promised that "one lucky person" will "sample the product" and that after that, "business would be booming."
Kaitlyn def. Beth Phoenix
With Divas Champion Layla looking on in the back four days before their title clash at Night of Champions, Kaitlyn battled one of the most dominating former–Divas Champions in history, Beth Phoenix. However, when The Glamazon went for the Glam Slam on the No. 1 contender, Kaitlyn suddenly countered for a monumental victory!
Will Kaitlyn's triumph over The Fabulous Firebird give her the momentum she needs to overcome the first English-born Divas Champion?
Eve and Theodore Long attempted to show their support for SmackDown General Manager Booker T
Despite the controversy surrounding his decision to ban the World Heavyweight Champion's Brogue Kick, it is clear that Booker T's administration is squarely behind him.
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus def. Daniel Bryan
One week ago on SmackDown, Sheamus' devastating Brogue Kick was banned by General Manager Booker T. This week, just two days before his World Heavyweight Title Match against Alberto Del Rio, The Great White found himself in a WrestleMania rematch against Daniel Bryan — the very Superstar he overcame in 18 seconds with the outlawed finisher to claim his illustrious title at The Showcase of the Immortals. Looking on, in the back, was Del Rio himself — with Ricardo Rodriguez and David Otunga in tow.
The hard-hitting showdown that ensued would be much longer than its predecessor on The Grandest Stage of Then All. Instead, the WWE Universe would bear witness to a tremendous back-and-forth struggle, both inside and outside the ring, between the Irish Superstar who loves to fight and the technically elite competitor who once stated that he know more than 100 submission maneuvers.
While Bryan proved very effective against The Celtic Warrior — including his constant efforts to control his anger management issues — in the end, it wasn't enough. And after escaping a submission finisher, Sheamus would make Bryan tap out with the Cloverleaf for the huge victory.
Despite the win, it remains to be seen whether The Great White will be able to triumph over Del Rio at Night of Champions, without the crown jewel of his arsenal at the ready.
WWE Removing "Attitude Era" Videos Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/14/2012 at 05:00 PM
WWE announced late Thursday that it was removing "dated and edgier" footage from its official website and media platforms, a day after co-founder Linda McMahon's political opponent used clips in an attack ad.
"To better reflect our current family-friendly brand of entertainment, WWE is removing some dated and edgier footage from digital platforms," said Brian Flinn, WWE's Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, in a statement. "Some of this footage has been misused in political environments without any context or explanation as to when it was produced. This damages the corporate reputation of our company. WWE is well within its rights to protect its intellectual property for fair use."
Flinn said the footage removal is not related to an ad released Wednesday by Rep. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat running for Senate against McMahon, which featured WWE footage while slamming her for allegedly off-shoring profits to avoid taxes and failing to provide health coverage for their performers. Rather, it is part of a re-branding effort.
While WWE held a PG-14 rating for much of the late 1990s and early 2000s when she was running the organization with her husband, Vince McMahon, its current content is rated PG or G.
The big winning streak for Ryback is up to 30 after Monday's RAW. This number includes TV and pay-per-view matches for this year. World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus is the only Superstar close to that with a 20 match winning streak, counting TV and pay-per-view matches. Sheamus will wrestle Daniel Bryan on tonight's SmackDown. The Diva with the current longest winning streak is Divas Champion Layla with 10.
- PWInsider has confirmed that TNA's Impact Wrestling will remain live each week through the end of 2012. There may be exceptions on certain weeks during the holiday season but TNA and Spike recently came to terms on keeping the show live. An official announcement should be issued soon.
We kick off the show with Justin Gabriel vs Tensai but out main event for the evening is Cody Rhodes taking on Zack Ryder. Cody has been on Superstars often recently, but his work has been great.
Match #1 Tensai vs Justin Gabriel
Match starts with Tensai going after Gabriel but Gabriel keeps his ground and gets around him. Gabriel using plenty of crafty techniques to dodge Tensai and get some strikes. Spinning wheel kick by Gabriel. Tensai begins to take control, pounding away at Gabriel in the corner. Butterfly suplex from Tensai. Nerve hold on Gabriel. Justin begins fighting out. Big spinning kick from Gabriel. Justin sets up for the tornado DDT In the corner but it gets reversed, only for Gabriel to guillotine Tensai on the rope. Top rope springboard moonsault from Gabriel for a near fall. Gabriel goes for a kick but Tensai blocks it and goes into a Baldo Bomb! Tensai with the running senton for the win.
Winner: Tensai (Approx 5 mins)
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We come back with Jinder Mahal facing off against Santino Marella
Match #2 Santino Marella vs Jinder Mahal
Santino plays to the crowd quite a bit for this one. Santino scares Jinder with the cobra. Santino is aggressive at the moment. Lock up in the middle of the ring and Jinder overpowers Santino. Crowd wills Santino back into it. Roll up cover from Santino and a hip toss. Santino misses a dropkick and Jinder hits an elbow smash. Stomps to the head from Jinder and a knee to the chest. Chin lock from Jinder. Santino gets out quick but Mahal hits a big clothesline. Jinder chokes Santino on the ropes. Mahal mocks the cobra. Neckbreaker from Mahal for a near fall. Back into a chinlock from Jinder. Crowd riles up Santino as he fights out into a back body drop. Santino comes back with some strikes of his own and splits followed by a hip toss. 2nd rope headbutt from Santino and he pulls out the cobra and hits it for the win!
Winner: Santino Marella (Approx 6 mins)
Match #3 Natalya vs Alicia Fox
Lots of lock ups and a slap from Alicia. Chain wrestling and Natalya locks in the anaconda vise only for Alicia to turn it into a headscissors. Roll up from Alicia leads to Natalya trying for the sharpshooter. Natalya pulling at the hair and then tries a monkey flip but Alicia catches herself. Natalya takes control again and goes for the sharpshooter but Alicia gets the ropes. Alicia goes to pick her up but gets flung by Natalya. Alicia goes for a handshake and Natalya pulls her arm down and steps on her hand. Fox is throwing a tantrum as she plays with Natalya’s robe. Fox with a backbreaker back in the ring. Very heelish stuff for Alicia now. She slaps Natalya in the faces and spanks her before locking in a bodyscissors. Natalya picks up Alicia but Alicia falls on her. Clothesline from Fox. Natalya catches Alicia’s leg when she goes for a big boot and locks in the sharpshooter for the submission victory!
Winner: Natalya (Approx 5 mins)
Recap of the Raw Punk/Cena segment.
Time for our main event of Zack Ryder vs Cody Rhodes!
Main Event Zack Ryder vs Cody Rhodes
Rhodes fakes a nose injury during the opening lockup. Rhodes with a hammerlock but Ryder reverses. Ryder gets some control but Rhodes rolls out. Ref gets close to the count out when Rhodes gets back in. Rhodes gets thrown out again but skins the cat and gets back up. Ryder with a bunch of control segments here, getting the best of Rhodes with a flapjack and clotheslines. Rhodes takes control with a Russian leg sweep. Amazing facial expressions from Cody. Cody stomps away at the body of Ryder. Ryder dodges Cody and almost hits the Broski Boot but Rhodes rolls out again. Ryder with a vaulting body press out of the ring. Ryder goes for the pin to no avail.
Commercial break, aka ad for Del Rio/Sheamus feud.
We return and Rhodes is stomping away at Ryder and then hits a front suplex. Ryder with a rollup but Rhodes gets out and hits a clothesline. Stomp to the face to Ryder. Rhodes applies what seems to be a camel clutch with an arm trapped but Ryder fights out, only to be irish whipped chest first into the corner. Cody gets back into the clutch but turns it into a chinlock with body scissors applied.
Ryder starts the comeback after grounding Cody. Two forearms from Ryder and a big facebuster. Ryder with a forearm in the corner and follows with the Broski Boot for a near fall. Rhodes hits the Goldust uppercut (for lack of a better term) and then goes for the Alabama Slam but gets rolled up. Ryder with a neckbreaker for another near fall. Ryder sets up for the Rough Ryder but Rhodes reverses into a powerbomb for a close two count! Ryder with a huge clothesline out of the corner but Cody kicks out at 2! Ryder dodges the disaster kick but goes for an enziguri and Cody dodges and hits the Cross Rhodes for the win!
Winner: Cody Rhodes (Approx 11 mins)
Overall the show had some short matches, but Gabriel/Tensai had a fun dynamic to it. And the main event was wonderful. Cody has been on fire and Ryder looked great!
On the tna post show, jeremy borash
confirmed former wwf champion lex Luger will be in attendance at the inaugural
tna hall of fame show. Where his longtime friend and twelve time former world
champion sting will be inducted into the tna hall of fame. Lex Luger and sting
are also former bisuiness partners having owned a gym together.
appeared for tna Back in 2003 Teaming with jeff Jarrett in a losing effort to
sting and aj styles. He has appeared numerous times since but this will be his
first appearance with the company since 2006.
Most recently he has been
working with the wwe On an occasional basis aiding them with there wellness
policy as well councelling there stars on nutrition, wellness, excersice And
Impact Wrestling for September 13th 2012 featured a return match between Bully Ray and Jeff Hardy with the Bound for Glory Championship Match on the line. Impact Wrestling 09/13/12 Results are right below.
Austin Aries cuts a promo and hypes his match with Jeff Hardy at Bound for Glory. Here comes Jeff Hardy and we have words for the Bound for Glory Match. Bully Ray is out and says he should have won the series. We have some back and forth and this is a good opening segment.
James Storm is in the house.
Mike Tenay and Taz sent their best wishes out to Jerry Lawler. That was rather nice and classy.
Zema Ion scored the win over Sonjay Dutt to retain the TNA X-Division Championship. Solid X-Division action at its finest. Ion crotches Dutt off top and scores the pin rather handily. The champion gives Dutt more of a beating after the fact.
Christopher Daniels and Kazarian both have matches and if either loses, then the man who beats them gets a title shot. It will be Kazarian versus either AJ Styles or Kurt Angle and Daniels against either Chavo Guerrero or Hernandez.
AJ Styles will wrestle Kazarian and Wes Brisco shows up, with Angle suggesting he watch AJ.
Bobby Roode taunts James Storm, saying he screwed him out of the title and his destiny. James Storm comes out and they brawl.
AJ Styles defeated Kazarian to earn a tag team title shot. The back and forth action between these two long-time rivals and former friends occur. Styles fought out and hit the Styles Clash for the pin.
Joseph Park is on the case and Hulk Hogan has him protect Brooke. Quite the meeting right there to say the least.
Bully Ray goads Jeff Hardy into putting his title shot on the line.
Hernandez and Chavo Guerrero talk.
Chavo Guerrero pinned Daniels with the Frog Splash. The tag team title shot was also on the line tonight and Chavo Guerrero and Hernandez also got a title shot, to join Kurt Angle and AJ Styles in the title hunt.
Gut Check challenger, don’t care. Name is Evan Markopolous for those who do care.
James Storm is coming to get Roode on Open Fight Night.
Tara is out to congratulate Miss Tessmacher. Then Tara proceeds to beat Miss Tessmacher up and hits the Widow’s Peak.
Dixie Carter and Hulk Hogan have a chat about Aces and Eights. Paranoia runs wild about who is behind this.
Jeff Hardy scored the win over Bully Ray to retain his World Championship Match at Bound for Glory. A good match, with two men who know each other rather well, and Bully Ray continues to be an awesome heel. Hardy gets caught on the top rope. Both men trade finishes and Twist of Fate, and Swanton gets the pin.
Jeff Hardy against Austin Aries will still happen at Bound for Glory.
Match of the night would have to be Bully Ray against Jeff Hardy.
Quick Results for Impact Wrestling 09/13/12, Zema Ion retained the X-Division Title against Sonjay Dutt, AJ Styles defeated Kazarian, Chavo Guerrero defeated Daniels, and Jeff Hardy defeated Bully Ray.
NXT this week has Richie Steamboat against Kassius Ohno, based on Steamboat saving Jake Carter from a post-match beating from Ohno.
Richie Steamboat vs. Kassius Ohno
Pre-match, the vocal males cheer on Ohno while one lonely child chants “Richie!” Steamboat’s armdrags and headlocks annoy Ohno, but Steamboat continues to dominate. Ohno can’t get any kind of offense going, but a thumb to the eye gets him some room, to the referee’s displeasure. The argument with the referee gives Steamboat time to recover and go back on the attack, so Ohno rakes the eyes again. The referee disqualifies Ohno.
Winner: Richie Steamboat Post-match, as Steamboat still reels, Ohno kicks him out of the ring and drops him on the guardrail. Ohno continues his assault and a second referee comes out to help calm things down. After Ohno leaves, Ricky Steamboat comes into the ring to berate the officials for failing to protect his son.
Audrey Marie vs. Paige
Marie controls Paige with headlocks as Paige struggles hard to escape. Takedown and they come back to the feet, and Paige eventually escapes. double leg takedown from Marie and they trade hair pulls and roll all over the ring. Marie with a unique move, she scissors Paige and then rolls her in a circle, settling into a pin attempt for two. Paige with a stiff elbow out of the corner to take control. Paige lifts Marie up into a bearhug of sorts and DDTs her for the win.
Backstage, Ricky Steamboat waves off Briley Pearce to get to see his son, but he encounters Kassius Ohno first. Ohno acts civil, and tells Steamboat that he’s glad they met, so he could tell him that his son has little potential and asks if Ricky saw him “hurting and defenseless.” They end up pushing each other, and as referees come in to break it up, Ohno shouts, “The dragon is mad, what are you going to do, armdrag me?” That was pretty awesome, and by far the best thing Kassius Ohno has done in NXT so far.
- Video: Don’t try this at home – Daniel Bryan.
“Showtime” Percy Watson his the ring. Where’s he been? He’s facing Leo Kruger who has a new, militarized or safari look.
Percy Watson vs. Leo Kruger
Kruger mocks Watson by squatting in the middle of the bring, then comes on strong with offense. Double footstomp in the corner gets Kruger two. Watson dodges an elbow drop to get some room, then goes on his old “NXT Redemption” series of moves. Highsman for two, but Watson surprising him and lands a sort of neckbreaker from the win.
Winner: Leo Kruger - Video package on The Usos.
Brodus Clay vs. Brian Collins
Quick squash for Clay.
Winner: Brodus Clay.
Post-match, they conjure up a few kids to dance in the ring.
Byron Saxton recaps last week’s ambush of The Usos by The Ascension.
The Ascension come out first this week. The Usos seem especially fired up during their entrance.
The Usos vs. The Ascension – Tag Team match
Jimmy destroys Cameron out of the bell, then Jey and O’Brien are brawling too. They cut to break about a minute in.
Cameron is getting tag teams in The Uso’s corner. The Usos are moving much faster than I have ever seen. Cameron is able to get a blind tag from O’Brien who steamrolls Jimmy. The ascension isolate Jimmy. Jimmy can’t get to his corner for a tag. Jimmy almost gets a tag but O’Brien clears Jey off the apron. Double tag and it is Jey wailing on Cameron. Jey keeps O’Brien out of the ring and still stays on top of Cameron. Cameron crotches Jey on the top rope, then lands a running jawbreaker for the win.
Winner: The Ascension.
Jim Ross is in the ring to interview Seth Rollins. The NXT Champ comes out wearing pants, but no shirt. In the ring, he puts on a shirt. J.R, congratulates him on a great match, and asks him how he got through the back injury. Rollins said that there are always obstacles in the way. He says that he used to be called a “born loser” every day, so when Jindal Mahal called him that, he couldn’t be stopped. Ross asks him what it is like to now be the one everyone is coming after. Rollins says that he is a fighting champion and he’s willing to take on all comers, but they will all get blacked out.
Jerry "The King" Lawler is making tremendous progress after suffering a heart
attack earlier this week ... and is now awake, alert and responsive ... this
according to Lawler's son.
TMZ spoke with Kevin Lawler ... who tells us,
"[Jerry] is hooked up to tubes and is still not able to speak … but he's writing
stuff on a notepad to talk to people."
"Not just brief notes, but
detailed stories which show he knows where he is and what is going on.”
Kevin says the family was concerned about brain damage because Jerry
wasn't breathing for several minutes after suffering the heart attack ... but
doctors say so far, it appears Lawler's brain is fine.
As we previously
reported, 62-year-old Lawler suffered the heart attack on live TV on Sept. 10
during a taping of "Monday Night Raw" in Montreal.
T.J. Perkins, who has worked for ROH, is
set to wrestle a dark match at Impact Wrestling in Orlando tomorrow according to
ROHWorld.com. Perkins is also reportedly meeting
with TNA about a potential spot in the company. Perkins posted a picture to
his Twitter of an airline boarding pass for a flight to
Hello everyone and welcome to this week's ROH on Sinclair recap. If you all are ready, then let's get on with the show!
We see video highlighting what happened in the 2 1st Round ROH Tag Team Title Tournament matches last week before the usual intro.
Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness welcome us to the show, from the Du Burns Arena in Baltimore, MD, then take us right into the opening match.
ROH Tag Team Title Tournament 1st Round Match: #DemBoys The Briscoes (Jay & Mark) vs. BLK OUT (Ruckus & Blk Jeez)
BLK OUT is consisted of Ruckus, a former ROH star as part of the Vulture Squad group, along with being involved with the only season of Wrestling Society X. Jeez is better known for being Rashad Cameron in TNA this year around the time of Destination X. Both currently work for CZW.
Code of Honor adhered to surprisingly before the bell sounds, as Mark & Ruckus will start things off. Mark with a side headlock, followed by a shoulder tackle off an Irish whip. Ruckus with a leapfrog, then catches Mark with a headscissors takeover. Ruckus then hits a handspring into a kick. Ruckus drives Mark into his corner and then taunts the crowd. Ruckus, however, takes too much time as he runs into a back elbow by Mark. Jeez holds onto Mark's arm, but Mark knocks him off the apron. Mark lands on his feet off a backdrop attempt and nails Ruckus with some Redneck Kung Fu. Tag to Jay, who nails Ruckus with a running boot while Mark nails Jeez with a baseball slide. Jay sends Ruckus into the corner and begins to stomp away at him. Corner whip by Jay, but Ruckus ducks underneath a clothesline. Jay ducks underneath a Ruckus clothesline attempt and goozles him, setting up for a chokeslam, but Ruckus nails him with a dropkick to break free. Tag to Jeez, but Jay nails him with a shoulder tackle off an Irish whip. Jeez with a leapfrog, then as Jay tries for a leapfrog, Jeez catches him in mid-air with a dropkick. Tag to Mark, but Jeez catches him with a rana. Both Briscoes are now on the outside as Jeez gets a head of steam and takes out the Briscoes with a somersault plancha. Then, Ruckus leaps off the apron, hitting a shooting star press onto Jay. All 4 men are down on the outside as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Jeez tries to nail Jay with a dropkick, but Jay blocks it while Mark blind tags in. Jay sends Jeez into a boot by Mark. Mark hits another boot to Jeez, followed by a snapmare takeover. Mark leaps onto the 2nd rope and does his little dance, but Jeez moves out of the way on the back senton attempt. Jeez gains a 1 count, then knocks Jay off the apron. Both men exchange strikes to one another until Jeez sends Mark to his corner before tagging in Ruckus. Ruckus with a suplex for a nearfall. Tag to Jeez as BLK OUT hits their version of the Hart Attack, then Ruckus takes Mark over in a Boston Crab while Jeez nails Mark with a leg drop to the back of the head. Ruckus then does a front bridge while grabbing onto Mark's head as Jeez hits a front dropkick to Mark, but Jay comes in and breaks up the pin attempt. Tag to Ruckus, who nails Mark with a forearm and a shoulder to the gut. Corner whip by Ruckus, but Mark catches him and hits an exploder suplex into the corner.
Mark with a forward roll and tags in Jay, who nails Jeez with a series of double sledges to the top of the head. Jay with a boot to Ruckus, then peppers Jeez with a numerous number of jabs. Jay with a high back drop to Jeez off an Irish whip, but Ruckus nails him from behind. Corner whip by Ruckus, who hits a handspring back elbow. Ruckus does a forward roll, but Jay catches him with a standing spinebuster slam. Jay hits a Falcon Arrow on Jeez, but Ruckus breaks up the pin attempt. Jay places Jeez on the turnbuckles, but Jeez blocks a right hand. Jeez then with a leapfrog headscissors takeover on Jay, followed by charging and connecting with Shotgun Knees in the corner. Ruckus hits a leg lariat, then powerbombs Jeez onto Jay and they get a nearfall as Mark comes in. Ruckus sends Mark to the outside and gets the tag in by Jeez. BLK OUT motions that its over as they set up for a double team, but Jay blocks it. Then, Mark comes back in and nails Jeez with the Uncle Mule Kick. Jay counters a Ruckus move attempt and nails him with a discus forearm. Jay then hits a Hangmans style neckbreaker on Ruckus while Mark heads up top.
Mark hits Ruckus with the Froggy Bow and Jay pins Ruckus to get the victory.
Winners and advancing to the semi-finals of the ROH Tag Title Tournament: #DemBoys The Briscoes by pinfall (Froggy Bow)
The Briscoes celebrate their win with the crowd as we go backstage where Veda Scott is with Truth Martini.
Martini: "The deal with the devil has already been made". "Jim Cornette, you had a problem and I brought the solution". "The "Man Beast" Rhino, he is gonna be your Ring of Honor World Champion". "Kevin Steen vs. "The Man Beast" Rhino and that night, I promise you, I promise all of you, you are gonna see a new Ring of World Champion in the "Man Beast" Rhino.
Veda asks Martini about the problems between Roderick Strong & Michael Elgin.
Martini: "Ah, ta ta ta ta". "Veda Scott, look at you, you're just like the rest of these people, always trying to stir something up". "Listen to professional athletes, yes they get hot-headed". "But remember, at the end of the day, they always listen to me". "I'll never steer them in the wrong direction".
Veda then asks Martini if he's worried about if S.C.U.M. might get revenge on the House of Truth.
Martini: "Worried?" (laughs) "Remember Veda Scott, at the end of the day, Truth always outnumbers S.C.U.M". (laughs)
"The Prodigy" Mike Bennett w/"The 1st Lady of ROH" Maria Kanellis vs. "Rock & Roll" Mike Sydal
"Brutal" Bob Evans joins Kelly & McGuinness at the commentary table for this match. Code of Honor sorta adhered to as the bell sounds as Bennett slapped the hand of Sydal. Bennett with a kick to the leg of Sydal as Evans says he is wearing his "day off" hat because this will be a day off for Bennett. Sydal slides under Bennett's legs and goes for a waistlock, but Bennett nails him with a back elbow. Sydal then nails Bennett with a dropkick. We see Evans giving Nigel a cigar at the announce table as Sydal with a side headlock. Bennett goes for a back suplex, but Sydal lands on his feet. Sydal blocks a right hand and nails Bennett with a forearm. Sydal with another forearm, then ducks under a right hand attempt and hits Bennett with a rana. Bennett goes to the corner as Sydal charges and connects with a Miz style corner clothesline. Sydal heads up top, but Bennett knocks him off the ropes and to the outside with a dropkick. Bennett sends Sydal into the barricade, then has words with the crowd. Bennett sends Sydal again into the barricade as Evans says he told Bennett to take it "nice and easy" in this match and that he only 30 to 40% of effort to win the match. Back in the ring, Bennett gains a nearfall. Bennett unloads with a series of right hands, stomps & chops in the corner. The crowd chants "You can't wrestle" at Bennett, who snapmares Sydal and locks him in a keylock. Sydal breaks free with gut shots, but Bennett catches him with a spinebuster for a nearfall. Bennett goes for a piledriver, but referee Todd Sinclair stops him from doing so. Bennett has words with Sinclair, but that allows Sydal to take Bennett down and hook him with a jackknife pin for a nearfall.
Sydal does a Matrix move to avoid a Bennett clothesline, followed by connecting with a leaping neckbreaker. Bennett drives Sydal into the corner, but then Sydal gets his knees up off a corner charge. Sydal heads up to the middle rope and connects with something out of his older brother's playbook, the flying double knees. Sydal then with another staple of his older brother's repertoire, the standing moonsault for a nearfall. Bennett comes back by nailing Sydal with a boot to the head. Bennett lifts up Sydal and hits the Photo Finish, but decides to pull Sydal up. Bennett points to Maria as he hooks Sydal in a Cobra Clutch of sorts, obviously wanting to make Sydal submit. However, while that is going on, Mike Mondo comes out to ringside, grabs a hold of Maria and proceeds to KISS HER ON THE LIPS! Bennett sees this and goes after Mondo and the chase is on. Bennett chases Mondo to the back while Sinclair starts the 20 count.
Bennett doesn't come back out while Maria is still in a state of shock as to what just happened and this gives Sydal the victory.
Winner: "Rock & Roll" Mike Sydal by count-out
Evans leaves the commentary table in disgust as we go to commercial.
Back from commercial as Barrister R.D. Evans has joined Kelly & McGuinness at the announce table for our next match.
"The Sicilian Psychopath" Tommaso Ciampa vs. "Alabama Attitude" Mike Posey
Ciampa shoos Posey away as Posey wanted to adhere to the Code of Honor. Ciampa then comes out of the corner and drills Posey with a boot as the bell sounds. Ciampa unloads with stomps to Posey, but misses a clothesline as Posey goes for a crossbody, however Ciampa catches him in mid-air. Ciampa lifts Posey onto his shoulders, but Posey hooks on a front chancery. However, Ciampa lifts up Posey and throws him over the ropes and to the outside. Ciampa has a sick look on his face as he goes outside and goes to remove the ring mats, however Posey gets back in the ring. Posey goes back outside and hotshots Ciampa across the top rope, then heads up top, hitting a leg lariat for a 1 count. That incenses Ciampa, who pops up and nails Posey with a clothesline. Posey goes to the corner as Ciampa pulls down the kneepad while Evans explains how he took all of Prince Nana's money from him and it was all by the book. Ciampa then drills Posey with the running Knockout Knee not once, not twice, but three times.
Ciampa then deadlifts Posey up and hits Project Ciampa for the victory.
Winner: "The Sicilian Psychopath" Tommaso Ciampa by pinfall (Project Ciampa)
After the match, we see Prince Nana come in at the announce table and attack R.D. Evans, tearing apart the announce table area. Ciampa then runs Nana off and goes to check on Evans as we go to commercial.
"Inside Ring of Honor"
The 1st topic is the fact that the 2 semi-finals in the ROH Tag Title Tournament at "Death Before Dishonor X" are set. They are S.C.U.M. vs. Coleman/Alexander and the Briscoes vs. Charlie Haas & Rhett Titus. It has also been revealed that off his indefinite suspension, Shelton Benjamin will be in Charlie Haas's corner at "Death Before Dishonor X". We go to comments from Haas & Titus.
Haas: "1 down, 2 to go and we're going to Chicago". "And guess what? Shelton Benjamin's coming with me, his suspension is up and you think I would honestly go in to a tournament of this magnitude with just Rhett Titus?" "You stupid?" "No, see Shelton's gonna be my cornerman for this tournament, he's gonna be there to see when I, along with Rhett Titus, win the semis and the finals". "And Rhett, I could care less if you like it or not, deal with it".
Titus: "We're headin' to Chicago, Death Before Dishonor and all of a sudden, Charlie Haas wants to drop this bombshell on me?" 'He lets me know that his regular partner, Shelton Benjamin, is gonna be in our corner for the Ring of Honor Tag Team Title Tournament?" "Well Shelton Benjamin, I don't trust you for a damn second". "And Shelton Benjamin, I don't particularly like you either". "So not only am I gonna have eyes on my opponents across the ring, I'm gonna have my eyes in the back of my head and just in case one of you guys wants to do something funny, you will find out that Rhett Titus may only be one man, but I can fight like two".
The final topic is that a new match has been announced for "Death Before Dishonor X" as Jay Lethal will face Homicide. We see video highlighting what happened last week with Lethal before we go to comments from him.
Lethal: "You know a couple of people have asked me why I did what I did, but the question is, are you really surprised?" "I mean, are you really shocked?" "When you think about it, a man can only be pushed and poked for so long before he changes his outlook on life". "And by no means am I saying I'm ready to rebel against society, but I am saying that I'm driven and my motivation is to become the Ring of Honor World Champion". "With that said, in Chicago Ridge, I take on Homicide, a former Ring of Honor World Champion, a man known to be nasty, a man who brings a fork to the ring". "Well Homicide, in Chicago Ridge, you bring that fork and I'll bring the main course, because I'm gonna hand feed you this ass whipping". "When I wake up, everyone in Ring of Honor, especially Jim Cornette and I open their eyes and I prove to them that I am the man that's gonna take out Kevin Steen, I am the man that's gonna become the next Ring of Honor World Champion".
Back from commercial, we see a video package on Michael Elgin before the main event.
Main Event for the Ring of Honor Television Title: Adam Cole (c) vs. "Unbreakable" Michael Elgin w/Truth Martini & The Guardians of Truth
Both men adhere to the Code of Honor before the bell sounds, much to the dismay of Martini. Elgin backs Cole into the corner and breaks clean. Cole with a side headlock, then no one goes down off a shoulder tackle attempt by Elgin. Cole counters a slam and tries for a roll-up, but Elgin holds onto the ropes. Cole with a pair of leapfrogs, then tries for an armdrag, but Elgin blocks it. Elgin lifts up Cole, but Cole slips out and sends Elgin into the corner. Cole goes for a superkick, but Elgin catches his foot. Elgin goes for a spinning backfist, but Cole ducks and we have a stalemate. Cole with a waistlock, but Elgin backs him into the corner. Cole slips out and hits a pair of gut shots, but Elgin shoves him off. Elgin misses a clothesline, then goes Cole for a rana, but Elgin blocks it. Cole then counters with a Sunset flip for a nearfall. Elgin with a pin attempt for a nearfall. Both men then trade pin attempts until Cole with a kick to the gut. Elgin blocks a corner whip attempt and whips Cole to the corner. Cole with a kick to the leg of Elgin, then hits a 2nd rope dropkick to the same leg. Cole with a Shining Wizard for a nearfall. Cole goes for a suplex, but Elgin blocks it, then kicks Cole in the gut. Elgin goes for a powerbomb, but Cole blocks that. Cole with a single leg takedown and tries for a submission, but Elgin gets to the ropes. Elgin kicks Cole off, then hits a German Suplex for a nearfall. Elgin with a pair of chops in the corner, but Cole fights back with some of his own until Elgin with a knee to the gut. Elgin places Cole on the top turnbuckle and goes up with him. Cole fights off a superplex attempt and tries for a Sunset flip powerbomb, but Elgin holds on to the ropes. Cole crotches Elgin on the middle rope, then hits a lungblower. Both men exchange forearms from their knees, then on their feet until Elgin gains the advantage. Cole comes in off Elgin's blind side, ducks under a clothesline and nails Elgin with an enziguri. Cole lands on the apron off a back drop attempt, then heads up top, but Elgin catches him in mid-air when he tried for a crossbody. Elgin goes for the Buckle Bomb, but Cole slips out. Cole blocks a spinning backfist, then drills Elgin with a superkick. Cole hits the Brainbuster across his knee for a close nearfall. Cole goes for the Figure Four, but Elgin kicks him off. Cole with a back kick to the gut, then goes for a 2nd rope Sunset flip, but Elgin rolls through it, then deadlifts Cole and hits the Buckle Bomb, but the referee was in his path as Cole wipes out the referee in the process.
Elgin is upset at his mistake as he goes to check on the referee. While this is happening, the Guardians come in and start putting the boots to Cole. Elgin pulls Cole aside and yells at the Guardians. This brings out all 3 members of S.C.U.M, as Corino & Jacobs attack the Guardians while Steen & Elgin have a middle of the ring face-off. A shoving match ensues until both men slug it out in the center of the ring. Rhino then comes in and attacks Steen, then Roderick Strong comes out to help Rhino out. However, Elgin moves Strong away and then they both have words with each other in the center of the ring. A shoving match ensues between Strong & Elgin while the fight continues between the House of Truth & S.C.U.M. The referee & Cole are down as the match is I guess ruled a no contest.
Jerry Lawler Update: Fear of Brain Damage Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/11/2012 at 08:15 PM
Former WWE Diva Stacy Carter ("The Kat" and "Miss Kitty"), the ex-wife of Jerry Lawler, says the King is being taken out of sedation and is now responsive after undergoing more heart procedures on Tuesday.
There is now fear that Lawler might have suffered brain damage during RAW after suffering a heart attack, when his brain was deprived of oxygen for several minutes.
Carter released this statement on Facebook:
"I have an update on Jerry. The docs are removing his ventilation & taking him out of sedation. He is responsive, which is great!!! It took a while to revive him last night so there's the concern of brain damage. He had some tests done which will show how much if any damage there is due to the lack of oxygen to his brain. Unfortunately, the results won't be in until in the morning. I appreciate all the calls, texts, tweets, & Facebook messages of support & I know Jerry will too. Thanks everybody!!"
WWE Updates the Status of Jerry "The King" Lawler Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/11/2012 at 01:13 PM
WWE has posted this update on Jerry "The King" Lawler's condition:
As of this morning, Jerry "The King" Lawler is in a cardiac care unit and all his vital signs are stable. WWE will provide additional information as it becomes available. We continue to wish Jerry all the best for a full recovery
Matt Hardy announced today on his Twitter account today that he would be attending ‘Death Before Dishonor X‘ this Saturday – and there are strong rumours that the former WWE & TNA wrestler is set for a ‘major program‘ in Ring of Honor.
Hardy was at the recent ‘Caged Hostility‘ event in Charlotte, NC and was even involved in a confrontation with Kevin Steen at the end of the event to hype up their upcoming match in PWX.
And it now looks probable that he is set for some sort of run in ROH. Earlier today, he tweeted: “After visiting Ring of Honor’s event in NC & speaking with ROH executives, I’ve been invited by ROH to attend their PPV Saturday in Chicago. I WILL be at Ring of Honor PPV, I’ll be doing a signing & have FULL access to the locker room & talent. Extremely interested in 1 match..”
After the news, PWInsider posted the following: “We heard a few weeks ago that Hardy would be in for a major program that would include a iPPV main event (I’m guessing Final Battle), so this is the kick-off to that storyline.”
This news has been heavily discussed by the ROH community on our forum, be sure to add your opinion there too.
- After RAW went off the air, John Cena and Bret Hart hung around ringside for around 10 minutes with the fans. One sports journalist who was at ringside asked Hart about Jerry Lawler's condition and Hart told him that Lawler was in really bad shape.
- Jerry Lawler's heart attack at RAW last night has been picked up by several mainstream media outlets including FOX, CNN, the Associated Press and others.
- The mood backstage at RAW last night was a very tense one. When the scare with Jerry Lawler first happened, nobody was paying attention to the show and a lot of the crew were in groups praying.
More than one source is reporting that EMT's backstage saved Lawler's life. That gives you an idea of how serious Lawler's condition was. People were talking about how it's a good thing Lawler had the scare at a WWE event where proper medical staff were able to treat him and save his life. Lawler just returned from an independent wrestling tour of Aruba where things could have been different.
At last word, Lawler was listed in stable condition at the cardiac ICU of a local Montreal hospital. A fan in attendance at RAW noted that there are several hospitals within 15 minutes of the arena.
Jerry Lawler's Girlfriend Releases a Statement Posted by Steve Carrier on 09/11/2012 at 01:42 AM
- The following statement was sent to us via Facebook from Jerry Lawler's girlfriend Lauryn McBride:
"Thanks everyone for your thoughts and prayers. It has been confirmed that Jerry did have a heart attack…he is in stable condition and breathing on his own & heart is stable. I’m getting on the first flight out of here to be with him & will keep everyone posted. He is a strong man and we will get him back at his best as soon as I can get him home! I love you so so much baby!!"
Smith Hart, brother of WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart, says he was told by a friend
backstage at Monday's Raw at Centre Bell in Montreal, Quebec, Canada that Jerry
Lawler was "clinically dead" for twenty minutes being revived by a
He wrote on Twitter, "According to my friend Jeremy
Prophet who was backstage at RAW, Jerry was clinically dead for 20 min before
being brought back by defibrilat."
According to the Sudden Cardiac
Arrest Foundation, clinical death is the medical term for cessation of blood
circulation and breathing, which are two necessary criteria to sustain life.
This occurs when the heart stops beating in a regular rhythm and is also known
as cardiac arrest.
Hart noted that "it has been confirmed that Jerry did
suffer a heart attack." Since medical personnel were at ringside, Lawler was
able to receive immediate treatment.
According to sources, Lawler
remains in stable condition. He is breathing on his own and his heart is beating
on its own, but is considered not out of danger.
WWE broadcaster and wrestler Jerry “The King” Lawler appeared more responsive
after collapsing ringside during Monday night’s live episode of Raw.
Lawler, who had participated in a tag team match alongside Randy Orton
earlier in the show, collapsed at the announcer's table while commentating the
tag team match featuring Daniel Bryan and Kane vs. Darren Young and Titus O’Neil
and was taken away on a stretcher. Lawler was backstage at the Centre Bell in
Montreal, Quebec, Canada receiving CPR.
“This is not part of the show,”
Lawler’s broadcast partner Michael Cole stated at approximately 10:20 p.m. EST.
Lawler was transported to an area hospital where he was receiving oxygen
and breathing on his own, according to reports from Cole later on in the
telecast. He stated at 10:55 p.m. EST that he appeared more responsive and was
reacting to the lights in his eyes.
As the broadcast concluded at 11:14
p.m. EST, Cole stated that Lawler's condition had stabilized. "He is breathing
on his own. His heart is beating on its own," said Cole.
He is now being
prepared for a CAT scan of his chest and head.
There is a post-RAW
meeting ongoing right now where they are informing talents that he's now been
stabilized. Numerous talents were crying backstage when the incident happened/
We're told Lawler collapsed and fell out of his chair to the floor following a
tag-team match he was involved in on RAW. Paramedics immediately rushed out and
took him to the back. He appeared unconscious as they carried him to the back.
Several people in attendance saw him hunched over and convulsing in his seat
before he collapsed. Once they got him backstage, they performed CPR. Lawler had
what appeared like a seizure. The crew was cleaning the floor as he may have
vomited after falling out of his chair.
According to sources, backstage
during the commercial break, people were "running all over the place seemingly
not knowing what to do." There were numerous people crying as well. There was
also discussion of scrapping the show but they wound up finishing things up
without a commentary team.
UPDATE: Michael Cole returned to commentary
and said that Jerry Lawler passed out at ringside and collapsed. Cole said that
Lawler has been taken to a local hospital and is receiving oxygen and is
breathing on his own. Cole said that their prayers are with him and that out of
respect, there will be no further commentary for the show.
Are you ready? Then stop questioning your heart and join me because it’s time for Monday Night RAW!
Justin Roberts is in the ring and introduces Canada’s own, Bret “The Hitman” Hart. He makes his way down to the ring for the first time in 15 years in a WWE ring in Montreal! The crowd is on their feet for the hometown hero. His hair has a golden tint to it as he thanks the crowd, merci. They are on their feet and roaring. It’s an astounding ovation as they begin an ole’ chant.
Hart says that he is a bit speechless after 15 years. He puts over the fans that have supported him over the years. He mentions the Montreal Screwjob as he describes the dark day. He says that he is proud of everything that he did on that day. He thanks the fans of Montreal as they helped him through everything. The crowd is once again roaring as Hart thanks them one last time.
CM Punk’s music hits and the crowd erupts with their disproval. On his way down the ramp a fan gets in to it with Punk as he yells at the WWE Superstar while Punk just stares at him. Punk is wearing Purple tights tonight, no doubt to egg on the Hitman’s fans.
Punk says if he wrote a book he would call it, “What If”. For what if Punk had wrestled Hart back in ’97 instead of Michaels? Hart says that it doesn’t matter because he would have destroyed Punk. Punk says that that is not true. If that had happened the WWE would not be as it is today. Punk wouldn’t have needed Vince to screw Bret, because he would have beaten him. The precious Attitude Era would never have been born and Punk would have jumped a sinking ship and headed over to WCW.
Hart says he underestimated the brilliance of Punk and scoffs at him. Hart says Punk isn’t the best in the world because he himself is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. Punk says anyone can call themselves anything. Just like Lawler calls himself the King of Memphis. Hart says that he and Lawler have a history, but Lawler would always show up and he would never leave as a coward.
A clip plays of Paul Heyman driving CM Punk away at the end of the night. Punk claims that it was just happenstance that he ran into Cena and attacked him last week. Punk asks if Cena has the back of Hart tonight. Punk asks him if Cena is going to run out here when things get too hot.
Hart says that he did speak to Cena earlier tonight. He told John that he wanted to come out and speak to the crowd by himself first. He says with all due respect –
Punk cuts him off and says if he knew anything about respect then he wouldn’t be speaking to the WWE Champion like this. Punk says he will beat Cena once again this Sunday and prove that he is the greatest WWE Champion of all time. He deserves the kind of reaction that Hart received tonight in every arena around the world. Punk says he is going to put John Cena asleep. Hart retorts, just like you are putting all these people in the arena sleep right now. The crowd agrees. Punk replies no, at Night of Champions I am going to leave Cena an empty shell of a man, just like you are. The crowd chants, “asshole”.
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth v. The Miz & Antonio Cesaro w/ Aksana
On the way down to the ring, Cesaro puts himself over as full of prestige. There will be a #1 Contenders match to determine his Night of Champions opponent on the pre-show.
Kofi and Miz start the match up. Kofi locks on a side headlock but gets tossed to the ropes. He hits a monkey flip on Miz and goes for a cover. Miz kicks out. Truth gets the tag and hits a double Leg Sweep with Kofi. Cesaro runs into the ring as Miz slides out. He is tossed out of the ring. Kofi leaps off the back of Truth and over the top rope for a somersault plancha!
Truth and Cesaro are in the ring as Miz gets the tag. He kicks the back of Truth and goes for the cover. Truth kicks out. Miz punches him in the corner and then connects with a splash. Miz climbs to the top rope and perches. Truth gets to his feet and is met with an axe handle. Miz gets behind Truth and applies a rear headlock. Truth escapes and hits a spinning heel kick out of nowhere.
Cesaro and Kofi fly into the ring. Cesaro is planted to the mat and hits with the Boom Drop. Kofi heads to the corner and looks for Trouble in Paradise. Miz distracts him on the apron so Kofi kicks him off. Kofi flies off the top rope with a crossbody to Cesaro. Miz runs into the ring as does Truth. They both are eventually sent to the outside. Kofi kicks out of a roll up as Cesaro holds the tights. Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise and this match is over.
Winners: Kofi Kingston & R-Truth
A video is shown of Sheamus with his lawyer in the WWE headquarters. Across the table is Ricardo Rodriguez wearing a neckbrace and his lawyer, David Otunga. Sheamus is sworn in. He reveals his last name is Lipschitz, and makes some wise cracks about being half Jewish. Sheamus says he was just kidding, which angers Otunga. David asks Sheamus about the time he Brogue Kicked Ricardo. Sheamus admits that he did it. Sheamus says he’s been using the move for years. Otunga brings up the time he Brogue Kicked a referee. They then mention Daniel Bryan and him being kicked in the back of the head at Wrestlemania. Otunga claims that the Brogue Kick causes permanent damage to his victims. Sheamus kicks the camera being used to record the deposition as he finally loses it. As the screen is static-y we hear Sheamus sing “Hava Nagila”.
Alicia Fox, Beth Phoenix & Natalya v. Eve Torres, Kaitlyn & Layla
Kaitlyn and Beth start the match off. Phoenix gains control and tags in Natalya. Alicia hits a cheap shot and Natalya goes for the cover. Fox comes in and kicks Kaitlyn in the gut. She goes for a bridging pin but Kaitlyn kicks out. Kaitlyn tags in Layla who comes in and clears house. She hits a crossbody but Fox kicks out of the cover. Eve tags herself in and hits her finisher. This match is over.
Winners: Eve Torres, Kaitlyn & Layla
AJ is in the backstage area watching the show on a monitor. Punk walks up to her and complains that he has a match tonight Cena does not. Punk also complains that he doesn’t know who his partner is because the WWE Universe gets to make the decision. Punk asks if she is mad that her freak out last week was seen by the world that she is taking it out on him. AJ says that he walked out on the WWE Universe last week, so the WWE Universe gets to pick his opponent.
CM Punk’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. Cole is on the mic and is ready to reveal Punk’s opponent. It will be…
CM Punk v. Randy Orton
Punk locks him up but Orton pushes free. Orton hits a hip toss. *Let’s Go Orton, CM Punk*. Punk pushes Orton into the corner and the ref splits them up. Punk kicks Orton in the gut and knocks him down to the mat. Punk drags him further into the ring and connects with a backbreaker. Orton kicks out. Punk cinches on a rear headlock. Orton goes for an RKO, so Punk scurries out of the ring. The referee begins to count as Punk heads up the entrance ramp. Orton isn’t about to let him escape so he runs up after him and brings him back into the ring.
Punk sits on the turnbuckle and then stands up to drop an elbow. Orton kicks out of the cover. Punk climbs another turnbuckle and is looking for the full elbow. Orton gets to his feet and knocks him to a seated position. He lifts him up and sets up for a Superplex. Cover, but Punk is able to kick out. They are both on their knees as they begin to exchange blows. Back on their feet, Orton is in control. Punk kicks him in the gut, but then runs into a clothesline. Punk counters a scoop slam only to walk into a back body drop. Punk kicks him in the side of the head from the apron. Punk signals for the GTS. Punk lifts him up, but Orton scurries off. He misses an RKO but hits a backbreaker. Punk kicks out of a cover; Orton is pounding on the mat and looking for the RKO.
Dolph Ziggler runs down to the ring to interfere! Orton knocks Punk out of the ring and the referee calls for the bell.
Punk gets back into the ring and the numbers game begins to wear on Orton. Lawler gets into the ring and helps Orton kick the other out!
Jerry Lawler & Randy Orton v. CM Punk & Dolph Ziggler w/ Vickie Guerrero
Orton takes down Ziggler and brings in Lawler. Jerry goes to the second rope and drops a fist, and then another! Ziggler is able to get to his feet and hits a dropkick. Ziggler is in full control as he stomps on Lawler. He gets behind him and unloads with a series of punches. Ziggler is taunting Lawler on as he walks around the ring. Ziggler goes for a cover, but Lawler kicks out. Lawler lifts Ziggler up into the air and hits a back drop. Lawler is crawling towards the corner and tags in Orton. He hits a couple of clotheslines and a scoop slam. Ziggler counters suspended DDT by tossing Orton out of the ring.
Paul Heyman walks his way down to the ring. Punk jumps down to talk to him. It appears that Heyman is informing him that there is really no reason to fight in this match. Vickie is furious and starts to scream at him. Heyman walks over and grabs the WWE Championship and hands it to Punk. The match is continuing in the ring as they speak.
Orton hits an RKO and this match is over.
Winners: Jerry Lawler & Randy Orton
Heyman is in the back with CM Punk and Matt Striker asks what the nature of their relationship is. Punk replies that he is a Paul Heyman guy.
Video Recap: Daniel Bryan & Kane hug it out
Kane and Daniel Bryan are together in the back. Bryan asks what he wants to say to him. Kane asks what he wants to say to him. Their Anger Management counselor appears at the bequest of AJ. He has given some advice to help both men. It will either fix their problems or make them forever broken. It’s going to require that they trust each other.
Heath Slater is in the ring and starts to bury Zack Ryder. Ryder appears on the Titantron and says that he is not his opponent tonight. Instead of Ry-der… it’s Ry-back!
Heath Slater v. Ryback
Slater is chucked out of the ring at the start. He re-enters only to be demolished with a couple of punches. Slater gets to his feet and kicks Ryback a couple of times. He even hits a DDT, but a cover is quickly kicked out of. Ryback knocks him to his senses with a devastating clothesline. He follows up with a Powerbomb and then Shell Shock. This match is over.
Winner via Shell Shock: Ryback
AJ is in her office and the Prime Time Players walk in. AJ says that they are no longer the #1 Contenders for the Tag Team Championships. Up next they will face Kane & Daniel Bryan. ****Commercial****
Darren Young & Titus O’Neil v. Daniel Bryan & Kane
Kane and Titus start the match off. Kane takes control and pushes Titus towards the corner. Bryan is roughly tagged into the match. Bryan pushes Bryan towards the corner and unloads with a series of punches. Young gets the tag. He gets behind Bryan for a choke. Titus gets the tag once again and chokes his neck against the second rope. Bryan starts to kick and fight his way back. Titus responds with a side breaker. He kicks Bryan in the side a couple of times. He chokes his neck while stretching out his face. Bryan and Young get into a quick exchange before Bryan is brought down to the mat via a rear headlock.
Bryan gets to his feet and connects with a couple of kicks and then a suplex. Kane tells Bryan to tag him, but Bryan doesn’t want to. Bryan climbs to the top turnbuckle, but Young moves out of the way. Young goes for the cover, but Bryan kicks out. Young returns to the rear headlock. Bryan escapes, but still refuses to tag in Kane. He gets to his feet and kicks Young repeatedly in the chest.
Kane has had enough and tags himself in. He knocks Titus off of the apron and then turns his attention to Young. Kane leaps from the top rope with a clothesline and then hits a chokeslam! Titus runs into the ring, but Kane tosses him out. Bryan tags himself into the match and has a huge grin on his face. Kane is not pleased and lifts Bryan up into the air. He chokeslams Bryan on top of Young which causes Bryan to get the pin!
Winners & #1 Contenders for the Tag Team Titles: Kane & Daniel Bryan
Alberto Del Rio v. Tyson Kidd
Kidd hits a spin kick. Del Rio hits him with a spinning backbreaker. He gets behind Tyson and applies a neck clutch. Tyson starts to fight back but gets head butted. Kidd dodges a slide which sends Rio out of the ring. He gets back inside but moves out of the way of a springboard elbow from Kidd. Rio goes for a submission, but Kidd is able to counter and apply the Sharpshooter! The crowd appreciates the hold, but Rio makes it to the bottom rope. Tyson misses on a leg drop which gives Rio the opening for the Cross Arm Breaker. Kidd has no choice but to tap.
Winner via Submission: Alberto Del Rio
After the match Del Rio grabs a mic and asks if Sheamus is watching this. He says that he just destroyed Kidd and is going to take the World Heavyweight Title.
Cole announces that Lawler collapsed earlier at ringside tonight. This is not part of the entertainment of the show. He is in the back right now and they are engaging in CPR.
Sheamus v. David Otunga
They exchange blows and Otunga is actually able to knock him down to the mat and get in some kicks. Sheamus is furious and knees him repeatedly in the side. He sets him up on the apron and clubs him. Sheamus hits a backbreaker and locks on the Cloverleaf. This match is over.
Winner via Submission: Sheamus
Michael Cole did not say anything during this match.
After the match, Sheamus re-enters and signals that he is going for the Brogue Kick. He demolishes Otunga!
AJ’s music hits and she says that Sheamus clearly defied authority.
Booker T’s music hits and cuts her off. He says that this is his situation to handle. T says that Sheamus knows not to use the kick. Booker T says that the next time he uses the kick, he will forfeit the World Heavyweight Championship.
Bryan and Kane are in the back with their counselor. He says it is a triumph that they came together. They begin to bicker about their team name and walk off together in a huff.
Cole is back on commentary. He again says that what he is about to say is not part of the entertainment. Lawler has been taken to a local hospital where he is breathing on his own. Cole says that there will be no further commentary on the show out of respect for Jerry. They will try to provide us with another update before the show goes off the air.
Rey Mysterio v. Cody Rhodes
Rhodes pushes him back towards the corner and knees him in the gut. Rey is met with a knee to the face. Rhodes signals for the end and lifts Rey up into the air and plants him face first. Rey sends him out of the ring. Rey leaps of the apron for a running hurricarana. They get back into the ring which allows Rhodes to hit a flash kick. Rey responds with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Rey kicks Rhodes hard in the face and goes for the cover. Rey leaps off the top rope with a seated senton.
The Miz runs down to the ring, but Rey kicks him off the apron. This allows Rhodes to hit Cross Rhodes and end the match.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
After the match, Rhodes hits Miz with his finisher as well.
Michael Cole gives another update about Lawler. He is in isolated E.R. and is becoming more responsive. Cole encourages Lawler to pull through it.
Bret Hart makes his way down to the ring, and brings out John Cena. Cena thanks Hart for the interview. Hart says that Cena’s feud with Punk reminds him of his own feud with Shawn Michaels. They started as friends and ended with a rivalry over a Championship that almost consumed their lives. Hart says Cena is like Hart, and Punk is like Michaels. Cena thanks him for comparing himself to him. Cena says that differences between Michaels and Punk are obvious. The crowd chants, “You Can’t Wrestle”.
Cena says that lately Punk has been an insecure guy that needs to constantly tell people that he is the best. Hart is the greatest because he stands for something. They call Punk phony.
Punk comes out and asks if he really called him a phony. Cena says that yes, Hart really called him a phony. Cena calls him a phony as well. He says that Punk can either stay up on the ramp, or come down into the ring. Punk says it’s funny that they biggest phony in the history of the WWE is trying to point the finger at Punk. He claims it almost breaks his heart to see Cena and Hart in the ring together. He says the way that Cena and Hart are alike is that they have been surpassed by someone much better. Punk says he can’t be compared to Shawn Michaels because he is better than Michaels. Punk even puts himself over and claims he is better than Steve Austin. He says he is better than The Rock. He is the best wrestler, talker, technician & brawler. He says these things because they are the truth. It makes him anything but a phony.
Cena says that if anything Punk is a conceited scumbag. Cena says that Montreal is a very honest city. While the WWE refers to the building as bizarro world, the truth is they tell the WWE the truth. Cena says that Punk has held the belt for 300 days, and for 300 days the belt has been irrelevant. He hasn’t even main evented a PPV in 9 months. The night that Punk was the loudest was the night that his mic was turned off. Cena says that Punk promised change, but it wasn’t anything that he said he wanted at the time. The only change was that Punk became a star. Cena went from an underdog to the odds on favorite. It’s been a terrible year for Cena between Punk, Wrestlemania and so much more. But everything that he has done, he has done by himself. Cena even chastises Punk for stealing the elbow of the late Randy Savage.
It’s all because CM Punk can’t figure out who he is. Punk thinks that because he has the belt he deserves respect, but he has to earn it. At Night of Champions Punk will have to find a new identity. At NOC he is in serious jeopardy of losing the belt. Cena speaks to the crowd in French. Punk says that Cena has lowered himself to speak to the people in their language. Cena doesn’t lower himself, they are the reason that he is here. Cena is fired up and calls Punk a little bitch. Cena says he is going to kick Punk’s ass at Night of Champions!
Cena and Punk stare at each other eye to eye and look ready to fight. Hart drops the microphone and punches Punk in the face! Punk rolls out of the ring. Cena and Hart celebrate together in the ring.
Cole closes the show by announcing that Lawler is now stabilized and breathing on his own.
It would appear that Rosita is no longer
affiliated with TNA Wrestling. The organization updated its Knockouts Photo
Galleries page over the weekend and the sparingly seen wrestler was removed from
its roster list along with Traci Brooks and Winter, who both confirmed parting
ways with the organization.
Rosita is still listed on the main roster
page, although several performers who have parted ways with the organization
since May remain listed. This includes Devon, Matt Morgan, Ric Flair, Velvet Sky
and Winter. The 21-year-old wrestler has been without a role since Mexican
America quietly dissolved in the spring. Her last television appearance took
place five months ago on the April 17 episode of Impact
Wrestling. During her absence, she became a certified instructor of Zumba
and continued to compete for various independent leagues.
On Sunday night, "No Surrender" aired live on Pay-Per-View from Orlando, FL, featuring the semifinals and finals of the annual "Bound For Glory Series", where the winner earned a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship in the main event at October's "Bound For Glory". Catch the replay all this week on your cable or satellite provider, or watch it online around the world 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.
Bound For Glory Series Semifinal: Jeff Hardy def. Samoa Joe Bound For Glory Series Semifinal: Bully Ray Def James Storm Knockouts Championship: Miss Tessmacher def. Tara World Heavyweight Champion Austin Aries challenges anyone from Aces & Eights X Division Championship: Zema Ion def. Sonjay Dutt Tag Team Championship: Christopher Daniels & Kazarian def. AJ Styles & Kurt Angle The Bound For Glory Series Final: Jeff Hardy def. Bully Ray
Results from the No Surrender Pay-Per-View
Bound for Glory Series Semifinal (Match #1): The winner of this match will move on to a finals match up later in the Pay-Per-View to face the winner of the James Storm vs. Bully Ray match to determine who will face the World Heavyweight Champion at Bound for Glory. In the opening minutes it showed that Joe and Hardy were affected by their injuries caused in the previous weeks of IMPACT WRESTLING. Hardy managed to bring things outside of the ring and keep things mostly in his favor with his unpredictable methods. However, after bringing things back in the ring Joe unleashed a fury of assaults on Hardy who barely kicked out of a Joe’s pin attempt. Joe went to his submission move set playing to his own strengths. Joe maintained control and showed his wide range of skills with a suicide dive to the outside of the ring onto Hardy. Hardy was able to turn things around on him finally and get the momentum of the match into his favor. After a whisper in the wind Hardy nearly had a pin on Joe but was kicked out by Joe. Joe made an attempt for a muscle buster but Hardy answered it with a twist of fate. The two went back and forth until Hardy went for a submission move on Joe but could not get a submission and almost immediately the two went for quick pin attempts but in the end Hardy managed to counter Joe to get a 3 count for the win and move on to the final match in the BFG Series.
Bound for Glory Series Semifinal (Match #2): Bully Ray was immediately using us antics to delay the start of the match and talking smack to Storm who spit in his face to shut him up which Bully Ray didn’t take to kindly to. After chopping Storm, it was immediately answered with a slap to the face. The majority of the first part of the match was dominated with chops, hits and Bully Ray complaining. With full support from the crowd James Storm was able to dominate, in the opening minutes but Bully Ray answered with an offensive. The control of the match went back and forth between the two with Ray taking over using intimidation tactics wearing down Storm. However in miscalculation by Ray Storm was able to get the best of him and drop him and pull things back in his favor. In an accident Storm took out referee Earl Hebner. Ray took advantage of the situation implementing a Bubba Bomb and a new ref came in to count a near pinfall. Just minutes after coming in the referee was taken out and Earl was revived but then taken out yet again. Storm landed a Last Call Super kick but since the ref was taken out there was no count. Storm got up to check on the referee and unknown to Storm, Bobby Roode came in with a beer bottle which he used to take out Storm and give Bully the 3 count and the victory needed to move on to the final match in the Bound for Glory Series later in the No Surrender Pay-Per-View.
Knockouts Championship: Taryn Tarrell refereed this Knockouts Bout between Tara and Miss Tesmacher. The two locked up to start things off. Miss Tessmacher maintained control of the match however Tara managed to find numerous points where she took advantage of the situation and used her strength. After a brief argument between the two Tara laid out Tessmacher and it seemed all to obvious that their friendship may be coming to an end. Tara went to take advantage of her strength and went for numerous pin attempts, which was kicked out of by Tessmacher. After some frustration Tara went for the Widow’s Peak but was reversed by Tessmacher who rolled up Tara to get the pin for the win and retain the Knockouts Title.
Austin Aries Challenge to The Aces and 8s: Austin Aries calls out a member of the Aces and 8s and though it took a while for them to come out. Aries was not keen on letting him in the ring but finally Aries dived out of the ring to start things off. This fight is an all out brawl with no official in sight. Aries unleashes a load of punches before he attempts to take off the mask of the member but a low blow knocking Aries to the floor prevented him from succeeding. This blow gave full control of the fight over to the member of Aces and 8s where he took full advantage beating down on the worn down Aries. After getting a beatdown Aries pulled out powder and threw it in the eyes of his opponent which helped him immensely and allowed for him wear him down a bit but the member of the Aces and 8s took him out and went for a chair, however Aries was ready with a roll of coins to take him out and give the member a Brainbuster. Before he could unmask the member the rest of the Aces and 8s came out and started tearing down Aries. The rest of the locker room came to the aid of Aries followed by Hogan who called out the Aces and 8s but immediately it was made apparent that Jeff Hardy had been hurt in the scuffle. Hogan ordered that the entire IMPACT ZONE be locked down.
X-Division Championship: After a hiatus from a shoulder injury Sonjay Dutt returns to the ring to face Zema Ion for the X Division Title. After being gone though it seems it has not affected Dutt’s in ring performance, as he was able to dominate from the start. Dutt, who as of late has displayed a move set that has not been seen before, did not disappoint as he performed a series of X Division moves on Ion breaking him down. Not to be counted out yet, Ion managed to bring it around in his favor wearing down Dutt. Sonjay turned things back around after reversing Ion and after a brief back and forth Dutt went high risk with a Hurricanrana and nearly captured the title. The Back and forth continued with numerous high risk moves from Dutt including a moonsault off the corner and a springboard but this was not enough to get a pin. Neither opponent seemed to be able to get the pinfall with numerous attempts but after all was said and done Zema Ion was able to get the pin on Dutt for the win to retain the X Division Title.
Magnus vs. Rob Van Dam Things started out at the ground game with a series of holds and each trying to get the upper hand on their opponent. With RVD’s flexibility he managed to get the advantage at the start and brought it out of the ring but things changed quickly after a missed attempt to kick Magnus where he caught the guardrail instead. Magnus went to work on RVD working on wearing him down which he continued for quite some time until RVD began to dominate going into a Rolling Thunder leading to a two count. With both men worn down things seems more on an even keel. RVD connected with a kick to knock down Magnus and followed up with a Five Star Frog Splash into a pin to get the 3 count for the win.
Tag Team Championship: The match started with Angle and Daniels facing off in the ring with both men equally going back and forth despite Angle’s wrapped up hamstring. Angle was able to get two counts in on Daniels but not enough for the three. Angle tags in Styles who continues to wear down Daniels with some resistance but led to Kazarian tagging himself in but did not gain much headway before Styles tagged in Angle and went back to Styles shortly after. Kazarian and Daniels went back and forth exchanging tags and wearing down Styles. Finally Styles managed to muster up the strength to fend off Kazarian and Daniels and bring in Angle who implemented a series of suplexes but wasn’t enough to stop the duo. Kazarian and Daniels regained control and in the process made it a point to taunt Styles all while working on wearing down Angle. Styles managed to get tagged in and regain some control of the match and allow for Kurt to enter in a fury with consecutive suplexes and finally an ankle lock but was cut short by Kazarian. Many near pinfalls followed. It all seemed over when Daniels was being held form the outside of the ring in an Ankle Lock and Styles landed a 450 splash going into a pin for a very close 2 count. It all seemed over once again when Kazarian took Styles off the top turnbuckle and fell short in a pin attempt. Finally it all wrapped up when Kazarian rolled up Styles to get the 3 count and the pin for the win.
The Bound For Glory Series Final: Things started with Hardy’s music playing but Jeff Hardy is nowhere to be seen. This led to Hulk Hogan entering and getting into the ring with Bully Ray where they began talking about how they are going to handle the situation with the injured Jeff Hardy and the final match. Much to the delight of those in attendance at the IMPACT ZONE Hardy’s music hits and Hardy comes out to face Bully Ray. Jeff was obviously hurting at the start of this match and it was apparent Hardy was in for a difficult match. Bully played to the obvious advantage he had facing an injured Jeff Hardy beating him down and weakening him. Bully’s offense went on for quite some time until finally a glimmer of hope came from Hardy as he began an offense including a twist of fate and a Swonton Bomb, but it was not enough for the pin. Signs of life, despite Hardy’s obvious pain, continued to mount as Hardy brought out his Whisper in the Wind into another near pinfall. Bully Ray began to work into a series of near pinfalls, which seemed to frustrate him as he couldn’t seem to get the three count on Hardy. Hardy seemed to have a chance after two twists of fate that nearly led to a Swonton bomb but was stopped by Bully Ray. However after knocking Ray onto the mat Hardy Swonton Bomb’s Ray and manages to get the 3 count to win the entire Bound for Glory Series and will now be facing the World Heavyweight Champion at Bound for Glory!
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